Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ISA SAMAD DELIVERS THE VICTORY IN SMILE, STYLE AND NUMBERS

Tan Sri Isa Hj Abdul Samad won the Bagan Pinang state assembly election as expected by many. And he didn’t need to throw punches because Isa Samad is a familiar face and figure in Bagan Pinang who people loved to have as their representative.

It is said that Isa went to one of this opposition’s supposedly stronghold, stood up and asked the people there why can’t or won’t they chose him as their reps. “I would try my very best to do everything I could (in my power) if I am elected. That i can promise you. But if you want me to be 10 inches taller, that I simply can’t help it. God has made me what I am now. There is simply no way around it”. To this, the crowd replied with laughter and smiles. Isa then added, “as you all know, my wife passes away 3 years ago. I am alone now. So I have ample and lots of time to contribute and do goods for you, the people”. And with smiles and few tears seen among the crowds, no one can deny that what Isa said is absolutely right and spot on.

A legend’s to some. A friend’s to many. Tan Sri Isa Samad is the right choice for the people as he is the people who has been with the people and do lot of things for the people. He may had flaws in the past, now and then but tell me who doesn’t?

The ‘little Heavyweight’ as he is known among friends did it for his beloved party BN (Barisan Nasional) not just in style but more importantly in numbers. He garnered 8013 votes against Zulkefly Mohamad from PAS who managed to get 2578 votes. As the numbers of voters (and the percentages) who turned up to cast their votes were the same as the previous election, what happened then was somewhat unbelievable to the eyes and thought of the many Pakatan Rakyat experts. Not just Isa managed to gain the biggest of majority surpassing even the 2004 election (2004/4411 majority and 2009/2333 majority) but also managed to win all the 4 Indian dominated areas that (as predicted by Pakatan Rakyat) they, the Pakatan Rakyat, would had it for free.

Pakatan Rakyat experts such as member of Parliament, Khalid Samad, who believes that the 20% Indians in Bagan Pinang would vote for the opposition as payback to what happened on 30th August 2009 where 50 protestors marched from the state mosque in Shah Alam to the State Secretariat with a severed cow head to protest the relocation of the 150-year-old Hindu temple from Section 19 in Selangor; now has to reconsider his thinking and analysis and what to put next back into his mouth as he now has to eat his own words. If there is anyone for the Indians to blame for that 30th August fiasco, it can only be the Selangor State Government and Pakatan Rakyat. Why put blame on someone else?

There is no magic. Not even a miracle happened there in Bagan Pinang. It is just that people are no longer stupid to know what value and matter most to them. The people in Bagan Pinang and Malaysia (I may say) are tired of the same old stories, ideologies and dirty tactics preludes and stuffed into their heads by the Pakatan Rakyat. Stories, talks and shits won’t feed the people’s mouth. Won’t be paying their bills. And certainly won’t be promising any ‘syurga’ (heaven) yet. And what in the name of god has the ‘30th August Shah Alam’ incident and the ‘S.Kugan’s case’ story-telling got anything to do with the welfare and wellbeing of the people in Bagan Pinang..? Yet these were the main issues brought up by the Pakatan Rakyat in Bagan Pinang thinking that Malaysians are still na├»ve and hungry for sensational rather than rational. How would and could the Bagan Pinang’s people (and us for this matter) trust such leaders and party if the concerns are more for their political ambitions rather than the needs of the people.?

Monday, August 24, 2009

YB RADZI AND CO QUITTING PKR WITH A 3 IN 1 INSTANT CRISIS AS FAREWELL GIFT

It may sounds nothing to those who would like to think it as just another small storm in the cup waiting to be gulped into the ever-growing bellies of the unspeakable, untold and undeniable truths on the disintegration within the PAKATAN (Pakatan Rakyat) hence taking it for granted. BUT the resignation of ADUN Lunas, YB Mohd Radzi Salleh from his, used to be admired and loyal to party, the PKR (Parti KeAdilan Rakyat); is a sign of other bigger, brewer and worst things to come.


YB Mohd Radzi yesterday made a statement in a press conference joined by his Padang Serai’s PKR Division Leaders and others, confirming his resignation from all post he currently held within the party and quitting the party too of course. But he decided to stay on as the State of Kedah’s Exco in charge of Tourism, Community Development and Human Resource as the post is under the appointment and approval of the DYMM Sultan of Kedah. Wisely, only the Sultan of Kedah has the right to expel him.


Not done by that, PKR received yet another blow when Acting PKR Padang Serai Division Head, En. Jamaludin Abu Hassan, also announced his resignation from the party and the dissolution of PKR Padang Serai Division ( which has been decided earlier at a Special Division meeting and agreed to by the attended committee members ). He also noted out that the dissolution has been endorsed, accepted and decided upon by members of the Division triggering the automatic departure of 200 hardcore party supporters from the party.


Both YB Radzi and Jamaludin cited the lost of trust towards the party as the main reason. To them, perhaps PKR has deviated too long and too far from its originated course and playing not to what ‘a party for the people’ should be. The party is instead plying its political trades to what suited the needs and personal agendas of the few or perhaps of that ‘SPECIAL ONE’ person only.


While the medias were getting excited in thoughts and scribbles, Jamaludin presented another killer blow that will knock out many in surprise. He said that he has with him the proof of that N. Gobalakrishnan (PKR’s MP for Padang Serai) was instructed or recommended by ‘the ONE’ to instigate or create a scene during the nomination day of candidates for the re-election of Permatang Pasir State Assembly seat recently. He added that he had everything in audio video record but decline to elaborate further saying that everything will be out soon in the shape of CDs. And the CDs will speak for themselves.

This ‘soon to be released’ CD single is definitely going to be a hit and something of a best selling and most sought item not just by the Rakyats and PKR supporters who started to have doubt about the party and its leaders, but the Police too.


The resignation of YB Radzi as ADUN of Lunas. The dissolution of PKR’s Padang Serai Division. And the ‘soon to be revealed’ hidden agenda of N.Gobalakrishnan recent commotion at Permatang Pasir are 3 important happenings that had happened in a matter of 1 very serious press conferencing day, that will no doubt affect the current political situation and understanding within the Pakatan components. But more important, those 3 developments will chart a new perception of the Rakyats toward Pakatan especially PKR. Being a new and still fragile political bonding, the Pakatan can’t afford to have this kind of ‘Karma’ (a re-run of spates of events that took place in Perak) to take shape. What more when 3 subsequent things happened in just 1 day. That is simply too much of a 3 in 1 thing. And again, it is the PKR who was in the limelight, stealing all the shows away from DAP and PAS, but for all the very wrong reasons.


It’s a pack of 3 in 1 instant coffee, as far as the Rakyats are concern. You get a combination of the sweetness of sugar, the bitterness of coffee and the blend of pure white cream to light all up. It’s a story fits for a novel and screen drama. And who wouldn’t want another edition of that, soon. Just like having another cup of coffee for free. Well, put ice if you want to.

But to PKR and ‘the SPECIAL ONE’ Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim; this 3 in 1 instant pack of ‘political punches made in Lunas’, can ONLY taste one thing. And that is one heck of such an awful and ‘hard to swallow’ taste.

More to come…

Friday, September 26, 2008

UMNO POSTPONE ITS GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO MARCH NEXT YEAR

In a sudden but somewhat expected event of circumstances, the highest decision making body of the political party UMNO, has decided to postpone their General and Election assembly which was scheduled for December this year to March next year.

The decision was made earlier today in a special convening of UMNO Supreme Council meeting which according to a source, was to discuss the only and most priority and concerning subject of ‘Power Transition’ for the presidency post of UMNO. Although none of the crude details about the meeting were made public, it is believed the deliberations within the meeting were mostly about Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak taking over of UMNO and the process to strengthen and unite all sides in UMNO during that concerning period.

To some prominent UMNO supreme members and the most vocal in against the 2010 transitions, the postponement of the UMNO assembly to March next year, is a victory not just for a personal political principle and power, but more so for UMNO in re-branding era after the Barisan Nasional (BN) poorest showing in the 12th General Election. Their constant insertion and persuasion have made UMNO more liberate in the eyes of many and made history of sorts too.

Many may have believed that this is the end to all speculations and the accrued dateline of March 2009 is just a mere process of getting Najib into place and to allow Pak Lah ( PM Abdullah ) to stamp the usual respected and dignified practise of handing over the baton with a smile. But the truth is, much still depend on this upcoming unchanged event of UMNO Divisional meeting between October 9 and November 9.

They are too many perspectives and views now at the grassroots level since this latest announcement by Pak Lah and UMNO Supreme Council. There are many that don’t quite understand the logic behinds the postponement of the General Assembly. Some of them even argue the sensibility of promoting unity for UMNO when the longer the period of getting the Election or Assembly done, the bigger the speculations and games would surround them.

Transition or not, 2010 or not, UMNO grassroots leaders want affirmation and confirmation. They want to know whether Pak Lah is going to hand over to Najib or not. And they want to know when. These two subjects would put their questions over the postponement date of UMNO General Assembly, to rest. And subsequently, bring the much needed unity back into UMNO.

The postponement of UMNO General Assembly is a landmark and beginning to something that should already end long ago. It’s a signal of something is about to come that has to do with Pak Lah and his deputy Najib. It’s a welcoming step to those who understand the play that coy behind the curtain before it fall when the show starts. But it’s a show that will yet again change if the audiences (UMNO 191 Divisions) decide to stick to the old script and watch the old broadways instead.

According to a source, an announcement will be made by Pak Lah in near time but not later than November 9. And this has to be none other than the issue of Power Transition. But the whole thing is without doubt, is in the hand of Pak Lah. Not one power within the UMNO Supreme Council can take away the mandate given to an elected UMNO President. They can suggest and talk as much as they want to the boss, but to get to the grill, they still have to purchase meat at the election mart which is the UMNO General Assembly.

The postponement is a clear fact that something big is on its way before March 2009 and the indication is due to come from the man himself before November 9.

More to come…

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI POWER TRANSITION THAT MAY NOT HOLD THE POWER TO LAST IT LONG

After weeks of sabbatical leave; Malaysia political atmosphere, landscape and games are still very much the same since my last writing. Although none is bigger then the Anwar Ibrahim and his so-called prelude and pre-attempt , big-talked saga of a then, failed taking over of the government; the current political and power citations and intimidations within the largest political party in Malaysia, UMNO; is the hottest talk and most eagerly awaited outcome behold and beneath the thoughts of almost all Malaysians. And it is none other than the revisiting of the subject ‘power transition’ that had been agreed upon earlier between the ‘numero uno’ not so-beloved Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Najib Tun Razak. The decision which now has been challenged by all sorts of reasons by members of UMNO highest ranked decision making committee, which is the Majlis Tertinggi or UMNO Supreme Council.

The transition idea which had been formulated by both Abdullah and Najib ages ago, now seems to be made just days earlier and such is very much subjected to some scrutinise and changes.

While Anwar Ibrahim and his broking of lies may had played a role in getting Abdullah again on to the hot pan, the sentiment and indirect cynical jesters made by some of the ruling Barisan Nasional’s component members, Tun Mahathir’s constants disgust of Abdullah persona and administration, the urgent needs by many Malays individuals and Organizations for a better and capable leader to lead Malaysia and the economic fundamental standing of Malaysia which kept Malaysians guessing and foreigners running, were some of the biggest factor in keeping the pan burning, too.

But the turning point or point of no return for some of the voiced dissatisfaction over the ‘UMNO transition plan’ came in after the sudden volcanic aftermath of uncensored and unstoppable crystal clear statement made by the now seemingly guardian of UMNO, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. It was then widely reported that some key and prominent UMNO supreme council members had requested for the transition to be transited as soon as possible; begging, urging and rationalising Abdullah with reasons ranging from the despair Anwar Ibrahim, BN’s unity, UMNO solidarity to even the upcoming 13th National Election. And for every reason the reply given by Abdullah was still the same. And for whatever the purpose and power of a Majlis Tertinggi or a Supreme Council before and thereafter, to enact such a reasonable proposal in such a desperate and needed time, looks anything but happening and most probably would better be done through other means and channels.

But the means are only there if Najib is to say YES. While it took Tun Mahathir to start the ball rolling and Muhyiddin and his Johoreans cronies to flush it to the public and to 3.2 mils UMNO members; the key is without doubt, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak. But only if he is brave enough to say YES.

To undo the already agreed ‘Transition of power’ is now left to the only available and rightly channel, which is the upcoming UMNO general election. And sensing the same, Abdullah now is hurrying himself catching up to some state’s division leaders. He has been making himself ‘the people president’ once again with recent visits and opening fasts in Perak and Selangor. And more is sure to come.

One thing for sure, the games played over this transition issue by Abdullah, Najib, some very strong and key UMNO highest ranking members, and political accomplishes or brokers; are more than what meet the eyes. Meetings and brokering are happening at almost every corner and turn each day.

The chances are, coming this UMNO Election; Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will still be the president of UMNO and Prime Minister of Malaysia. But most probably the transition will happen earlier than the propose 2010 after all.

More to come.

Friday, July 18, 2008

ANWAR IBRAHIM AND HIS TALES OF PRECIOUS DNA THAT KEEP ON CHANGING BOTH THEIR COLORS

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) SHOULD AND COULD NOT be the issue in this latest twist involving THE POLICE and DATO SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM.

It is not a matter of fabricating the evidence, which then can easily BE CHALLENGED in court and be asked for RE-EXAMINATION AND RE-TESTING at a neutral lab under the supervision of neutral experts. It is not a matter of planting an evidence either, as the whole process from the taking of a sample up to the production of a DNA PROFILE, which took as little as 5 hours (depending), can be monitored and even executed by neutral parties or experts. What more when Anwar Ibrahim can even have his own representative to guard or monitor the whole profiling thing to be sure that none of the given samples be taken away for other use. So what is the excuse NOT TO then?

The issue is more than what meets the eye.

This is what reported of Anwar Ibrahim saying in a press conference on July 1, 2008:

He called on the police not to spring a surprise arrest, adding his lawyers had written three letters to the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney-General indicating his willingness to co-operate in the investigation.

“They did not reply until today. TAKE MY DNA, TAKE MY HAIR ... my hair is everywhere, except this part,” said Anwar as he smiled and patted the middle part of his scalp.

And this is what Anwar Ibrahim said next after he was released prior to him not giving his DNA for investigations.

“I have my reasons, based on the advice of my lawyers and local and foreign DNA experts. My DNA sample is already with the police. Secondly, the accuser is in police custody. Anything can happen. Why the need for DNA from me?

This is then asked of his lawyer R. Sivarasa regarding foreign and neutral DNA expert’s assistance to help Anwar Ibrahim establishing the truth in which R. Sivarasa was reported saying:

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim WILL NOT AGREE to the idea of a FOREIGN FORENSIC EXPERT OF HIS CHOICE to draw a DNA sample from him, said lawyer R. Sivarasa.

“They (the police) fail to understand Anwar’s concern as explained this afternoon. It does not address the possible fabrication of DNA (test results) starting with Saiful (Bukhari Azlan) himself,”

To a question whether Anwar and his lawyers would consider allowing the international expert to carry out the DNA test, he said they could “start to look at that” as the expert might be able to advise them.

However, he said this would not make a difference if there was a possibility that the samples would be tampered with.

He said they would RESIST ANY LEGAL ACTION for Anwar to provide a DNA sample because the law does not provide for it.

Then came the last straw set by Anwar Ibrahim in order for him to give his sample for DNA testing. As reported:

At his press conference earlier, Anwar had said that if there was “compelling evidence one, two, three and four which needs an international expert,” then he would be willing to submit to DNA testing.

Meaning, UNLESS the police has one, two, three, four or more evidence which then will be attended and verified by only international (foreign experts); he won’t be submitting any sample for DNA testing even for the CAUSE TO ESTABLISH HIS INNOCENCE.

Anwar Ibrahim said YES then NO then YES then NO then YES with conditions but then a NO UNLESS. So how can we expect to believe Anwar Ibrahim anymore?

He does not trust the police, the lab and the system. He trusts only advice given by foreign experts. The authority then suggested him to have his experts to monitor the sampling process. He bombarded the idea suggesting it as not enough a courtesy. The authority then suggested him to have his choice of foreign DNA experts to co-work with the whole DNA profiling process. He mocked the idea saying it wasn’t good enough as evidence can still be fabricated. So what on earth is the way befits him that he wants? Why and what with all the excuses and reasons and escapes? Why is he not eagerly wanting and seeking the truth and get this whole sodomy thing done once and for all? It only takes 5 hours to get a DNA profile done? What so frustrating about that? 5 hours under the eyes, microscope and hands of his own trusted and chosen DNA technicians and experts who will make sure that none of the given samples be taken away for other use. So what the issue does fabrication of evidence is and has now then? None at all. So why keep on giving excuse after excuse? Shocking, surprising, confusing yet so amusing.

DNA IS NOT THE PROBLEM so too the police and the foreign experts. THE PROBLEM IS ANWAR IBRAHIM.

As ODD AND TWISTED as the DNA may looks like, Anwar Ibrahim ringing excuses are FAR TOO TWISTED to believe that such molecules still very much alive and exist in a man’s body.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

ANWAR IBRAHIM MAY ACT LIKE A HERO BUT THE QUESTIONS OF WHY PROVE HIM BEING THE VILLAIN

The QUESTION is not WHY ANWAR wasn’t given the benefit of the agreed Wednesday 2 pm extended schedule before he was apprehended, but rather, WHY ANWAR DEFIED an earlier police order requesting him to be present on MONDAY? Why Anwar not doing so the DAY AFTER? And why Anwar CHOSE TO give priority and attended to Anti Coruption Agency’s hearing instead of adhering and obeying to the urgency of an ARREST WARRANT on behalf of the police for him to facilitate the sodomy case involving him? WHY ANWAR?

He snubbed and mocked the authority of the police by staying at home instead of attending to police request for him to make himself available on Monday. He then cited police discourtesy as the main reason for HIS PAYBACK in not adhering to the Monday request. WHY ANWAR?

So much for his proclaimed ‘WILLINGNESS’ and yet he made NO such effort at all to either contact the police or to attend to the police on TUESDAY. WHY? 24 ABSOLUTE FREE HOURS for him to make thing easier for both him and the police, if ONLY he chooses to stay true to his word and intention of ‘willingness’. Instead he did nothing. He knew the police could not come banging his door down without a proper court order which is the arrest warrant. Hence, to say Anwar Ibrahim and his team of 7 legal expertises know nothing about this and what’s coming is an absolute lie and ignorance. WHY ANWAR?

On WEDNESDAY, police made known to Anwar Ibrahim, his representatives and all Malaysians, that an arrest warrant has been issued out on Anwar and the police will use the power and regulations given to, if the need arises, apprehends Anwar Ibrahim. And to have an arrest warrant issued out against you is no child’s play and kidding. The seriousness in one would have had any sensible Malaysian losing sleep and eating appetite worrying about it. But NOT our dearest Anwar Ibrahim. He chose the ‘on need and free basis’ appointment with the ACA instead of obeying the arrest warrant. An ACA’s appointment which he could have easily postponed without anyone blaming him for. WHY ANWAR?

He made a promise earlier with the police to straight away go to Kuala Lumpur police headquarters after the ACA’s session. But yet again, he did not. He DIVERTED his route towards his house in Segambut Dalam. With yet another melodramatic reasons, this time of lunch and dresses. WHY ANWAR?

Anwar Ibrahim has been requested, invited, served and entertained up to the nose. He has been given treatments which none other Malaysian would have throughout their entire lifetime dealing with the police. He has been defying not one but many rightly requests and laws and acted himself above even the Sultan and all Malaysians. WHY ANWAR? Yet we still do not want to see and believe what the real Anwar Ibrahim looks like.

“No one is above the law”. I and you and hundreds Non-Government Organizations (NGO) have made that one statement as our course of promotion, mission worth action and basis principle to civilization. And if the laws require you to adhere, obey and act to one and as long it is within its guiding perimeters; then we should all be a sensible civilized Malaysian and respect the wishes of Malaysians and the land Malaysia. And that includes the Sultan Anwar bin Ibrahim.