Friday, May 31, 2013

Selamat Ari Gawai & Kaamatan Festival.

A gentleman always keeps his word.

Before GE13, we believed we had plumbed the depths of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's political immaturity. We were mistaken.

We called upon him to behave like a responsible Opposition leader and declare a Manifesto and a Shadow Cabinet well in advance of GE13. Both came at the last minute.

Now, following the revelation by former Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla of how Anwar asked him to broker a deal with Datuk Seri Najib Razak to agree to respect the outcome of the election and to behave like gentlemen, a new controversy arises.

Kalla has been crystal clear in accusing Anwar of reneging on the deal that he himself had asked Kalla to broker. The Prime Minister's advisers have confirmed that Najib observed the verbal agreement.
Kalla said that when he aske

d Anwar to respect his own agreement and concede defeat in GE13 the reply was "No, no, no."
After The Wall Street Journal quoted Kalla as saying that Anwar had breached his agreement with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that both men would respect the outcome of GE13, Anwar has flailed about for excuses, including fabricating conditions that Najib allegedly broke terms on the media which were not in the agreement).

It has also been reported that DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng Eng discovered the agreement after reading the WSJ and is furious that Anwar entered this agreement without informing the leadership of Pakatan Rakyat. It seems Anwar was acting on his own, from all the reports. He has not said whether he consulted Guan Eng.

Now Anwar's attempts to propose the agreement to Najib by way of Kalla without consulting his own Pakatan colleagues is nothing compared to the damage he is doing to himself in his rejection of the deal. His rallies and street protests are against the principles of fair play, and he has shown that he is not a gracious loser. He is stoking hatred in his single-minded (and failed) quest for Putrajaya, and he does not care if Malaysia suffers for it.

We have compared Anwar before to a spoiled child who acts out to draw attention. He started in 1998, when he fell out with his mentor, Dr. M, and did not get his way. He is now in the fifteenth year of a tantrum he has thrown over always, always, repeatedly failing to become Prime Minister.

This behaviour is beneath the dignity of an opposition leader, let alone the nominal leader of an Opposition in a parliamentary democracy. Anwar's prolonged tantrum is a disservice to those who elected him again and also to the leaders of the DAP and PAS who compromised to embrace him.

In the interests of the rakyat, be they Barisan or Pakatan supporters or neither, we believe Anwar should now behave like a gentleman. He should concede defeat in GE13.

Either sit in the Dewan Rakyat or don't. Boycott the Parliament if you do not want your seat. Or just do the right thing and file 27 or 28 or 29 or 30 Pakatan petitions and go through the correct court process that is consistent with the rule of law. That would be the behaviour of a gentleman. The constant shouted approach to political discourse, the politics of rallies and stoking emotions is becoming tiresome and, in our opinion, also unproductive for Anwar himself.

Guan Eng Stresses Pakatan Rakyat Legitimacy of GE13 Results

There is something about an audience abroad that drives Pakatan Rakyat leaders to sing a different tune. In 2012, it was Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim continuing a tradition of telling Western audiences what they want to hear (the sodomy laws would be 'reviewed' and he is a 'staunch' defender of Israel).

In 2013, it is Lim Guan Eng telling Malaysian students abroad that a strong Opposition – by which he means Pakatan – is good for Malaysia. Guan Eng believing that Pakatan Rakyat is good is nothing new. However, there is a profound change from Guan Eng's rhetoric at home, where he has come close to suggesting that Pakatan is the rightful Government.

Speaking to Oxford University's Merton College, Guan Eng worked to stir in a few of his ceramah staples (for example, a reference to NFCorp, where Pakatan Rakyat lost its interest in due process in the name of politics) with a more moderate message about a concern both BN and Pakatan share: Malaysians abroad who do not return home.

"I reject the contention that the future prospects of the country have been negatively affected by the presence of a stronger opposition," Guan Eng is reported to have said, thereby undercutting again Anwar's claim that BN 'stole' GE13.

One might note that the value of an Opposition is not in its 'strength' but in its competence. A competent Opposition forces the Government to choose the best policies for the rakyat through clever politics, good proposed legislation and well-run electoral campaigns that effectively challenge the governing party's ability to stay in power.

We instead have Pakatan Rakyat.
But Guan Eng has told his audience that the election results are legitimate. This continues a trend established early on, in which PAS and the DAP by turns stepped away from PKR's most incendiary rhetoric and proclivity for illegal rallies and come to terms with the fact that Malaysia's elections were legitimate.

Some of this may be simple self-interest. The DAP expanded its stranglehold in Penang and was the clear GE13 winner amongst the Pakatan parties. PAS lost seats in the Dewan Rakyat but expanded its state representation in Terengganu while holding Kelantan.

PKR lost strength in Selangor, lost a seat in the Dewan Rakyat and – most importantly as far as PKR is concerned – Anwar is not now Prime Minister.

But some of this doubtless comes from the fact that PAS and the DAP have long experience in elections, and so understand the importance of working in the legal system. Election and court challenges, not street rallies, are how an Opposition becomes the Government.
PAS and the DAP understand this. PKR either does not or does not care.

Opposition Sends Mixed Signals as Government Confirms GST Won’t Be Rushed

Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husmi Hanadzlah has reassured Malaysians that there are no plans to rush through the goods and services tax (GST) before it has been fully evaluated at every level by experts.

Ahmad Husni explained that the Government was still working with politicians from all sides of the spectrum, as well as the private sector and the public in order to look at variables such as the rate that could be imposed and what impact it might have.

"We are relooking our earlier study by taking a holistic view of it. We do not want to just see the GST from the point of government revenue but also the prosperity of the people," he said.
"We have to again look the rate terms of its benefit to the government, the private sector and the general public."

His reassurance comes despite the continued scaremongering from the Opposition over the scheme. Yet confusingly the Opposition continue to criticise Malaysia's manageable debt levels, calling for more revenue. This surely begs the question of just how Pakatan might solve the deficit?
"It seems that the implementation of GST is top on Najib's list after the elections," DAP political education director Liew Chin Tong claimed just last week.

"Indeed, I have been alerted that the appointment of Umno propagandist Datuk Ahmad Maslan as deputy finance minister is for him to co-ordinate propaganda for the implementation of GST."
But comments such as these from the Kluang MP and his Pakatan colleagues seem to be thankfully few and far between. Rather more qualified regional economists have already described the GST as crucial to boosting government revenue and thereby reducing debt even further.

"We expect the prime minister to offer more clarity on the implementation of goods and services tax this year to be implemented next year, and this is one of the crucial measures needed," said Yeah Kim Leng, an economist with RAM Holdings Bhd.

Earlier in May Datuk Ahmad Maslan told a forum that the additional revenue could be between RM20 billion and RM27 billion, depending on what rate it was eventually implemented at.

Is This the End for Azmin Ali?

The Selangor executive council lineup has been chosen by Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, and its PKR contingent is composed of three women.
PKR deputy president, Selangor PKR chief and Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman Azmin Ali is neither a woman nor on the list.

Amidst all of the change and upheaval of GE13, it may yet include another twist: the beginning of the end of Azmin Ali's career in Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

It bears repeating that Azmin was one of the original founders of the party in the wake of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's battles with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his rapid, involuntary departure from Umno. He faced jail time for lying under oath in defence of Anwar (he was subsequently acquitted) and until May 5, he was known as Anwar's chief lieutenant.

It was a role that even saw him charged for starting the Bersih 3.0 riots after he and Anwar were caught hand-signalling to the protesters who charged the police barricades.

He has been Anwar's faithful aide and protector for decades, even sacrificing his credibility to protect Anwar's reputation during the ridiculous September 16, 2008 debacle. Yet today, he has not even been returned to the Selangor exco, let alone taken over the role of Menteri Besar he has clearly coveted since GE12.

The in-fighting that consumed Selangor PKR – and by extension, the national party – has been on-going since well before the infamous party elections in 2010, which saw allegations of vote-rigging, vote-buying, cheating, violence and intimidation. It very nearly boiled over in the lead-up to GE13, when Anwar was unable to quell the battles involving his long-time lieutenant, Khalid, and even Anwar's wife and PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

In the aftermath of GE13, when it became clear that Khalid would return as MB, Azmin sat out Anwar's first Black 505 rally. He went public, airing his grievances over the lack of "consensus" in PKR and the "nepotism", two traits of which Azmin surely must have been aware for the last decade and more.

In the aftermath, PKR grassroots – doubtless with party leadership backing – began taking shots at Azmin in Opposition-friendly web portals.
Defiantly, Azmin then gave a speech at the party's recent congress, calling for bipartisan co-operation with BN.

It has now been reported by The Star that even Azmin's faction in PKR has begun deserting him. And Anwar is nowhere to be seen. According to that same report, Anwar dares not save the man who has done so much for him.

Azmin's path forward is murky. It is now reasonably clear that unless he is able to secure his position at the upcoming party elections (formerly scheduled for November, now re-scheduled until the party can decide the election results ahead of time), he has no future in PKR.

Yet PAS would not want him and the DAP is as much a family affair as PKR has ever been. That leaves either becoming a permanent non-force in PKR, retiring or – perish the thought – re-joining Umno.

Hard choices are coming to Azmin Ali.

Azmin's ambition thwarted

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has chosen his exco list - an all-female cast from PKR, three DAP men and four representatives from PAS.

Unsurprisingly, PKR deputy president and Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman Azmin Ali was not on the list.

Following his thinly-veiled attacks on Khalid and comments on Selangor not needing a "lame duck" MB, Azmin would never have been considered for a position close to what is PKR's seat of power - Selangor.

But now that Azmin's ambitions of being MB have been thwarted, what next? The Gombak MP has never been subtle about his grabs for power - from spats with PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and her daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar, to sly comments about Opposition leader and party adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's "nepotism".

The 48-year-old Azmin even has a separate Twitter account for his office - @AzminAliOffice is the Twitter handle for "Pejabat Timbalan Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat" (Office of the PKR Deputy President). Even Wan Azizah, who reluctantly leads the party, doesn't indulge in such demonstrations of "power".

The new exco list is also devoid of Azmin's supporters, and word on the ground is that Azmin is rapidly losing them following his recent complaints and contrivances regarding the position of Selangor MB.

"Before, maybe some of the new exco members would support him," said a source close to the MB.
"But after Azmin showed his true colours in the MB appointment fiasco - to the extent of calling another leader a lame duck - I doubt any true reformist would want to be aligned with him anymore. He's a lost leader," he said.

A PKR party insider said that now the real concern was that of party elections.
Azmin has already begun his campaigning, claiming nepotism was at work within Selangor's political ranks and that PKR "does not belong to a family".

This is a far cry from the Azmin of yesteryear, who would even risk jail for his boss.
His loyalty took him to the extent of being convicted for lying in court during Anwar's trial. He was later acquitted.

Azmin has been close to Anwar since the age of 23, serving as his special officer in 1987 when the Permatang Pauh MP was Education Minister.
When Anwar was convicted of sodomy and corruption, Azmin was one of PKR's founding members.
But now the gloves are off.

The party insider is confident that Azmin's days are numbered, despite having Anwar's ear and commanding healthy respect from other PKR members like women's wing leader Zuraida Kamarudin.

Azmin is a strong politician, and the obvious horse to back for his experience and ruthlessness.
"Everyone knows Wan Azizah is a reluctant politician, and that Nurul Izzah fought very hard during the party elections in 2010. If there's any nepotism, it's between Anwar and his ex-staff when he was in government, like Penang's Mansor Othman (Nibong Tebal MP, Anwar's officer when he was deputy prime minister).

"His time is coming to an end. There's a limit to everything, and he's pushing it by condemning the family."

Anwar has thrown his support firmly behind Khalid because supporting his man Azmin would anger the public. A source has said Anwar bowed to Khalid's wishes regarding the state exco line-up, even angering members of his own party who he had promised would be rewarded for their loyalty.

But the former Umno politician trusted the wrong man, and now has to lie in the bed he made with Azmin.

ROS: Many DAP members did not receive notice to attend congress

Investigations by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) found many DAP members who were eligible to attend its national congress on Dec 15 last year, did not receive notice, said ROS director-general Datuk Abdul Rahman Othman.

He said the finding was made after investigations were made on complaints by DAP members on not being given the notice.
"DAP members who did not receive the notice were denied the right to vote and choose the leaders they wanted at the congress," he said in a statement on Thursday.

In the statement, Abdul Rahman also stated that ROS would continue investigations on other issues raised by complainants, and go through all documents submitted before arriving at a decision on the validity of the congress based on the Societies Act 1966.

The election of DAP's Central Executive Committee (CEC) at the congress became a bone of contention after complaints were lodged by various members that the party did not give notice on it to 753 delegates who were valid voters.

PR Shocked After Getting Slapped By Singapore

Pakatan Rakyat leaders were shocked after getting warned by Singapore so not interfere with the country's affairs. Singapore made the statement when PR leaders, including Nurul Izzah and Teo Ni Ching sent a petition asking the government of the country to 'be gentle' with 21 PR Chinese supporters who rallied against GE13 result.

It seems like PR fail to realize the relationship between the party with Singapore.
Fact is, Singapore is only interested to 'control' Malaysia, not to be friends with leaders of Malaysian political parties including the opposition, even though the country seem to be 'opposition friendly'.
Singapore is famous for being strict and they would not tolerate with those who broke the law. If not, Singapore would not have been labeled as a Fine City.

Singapore government would always ensure that they would not be used by its people, especially people in other countries.

 So, it is clear that PR supporters are not that smart for committing such thing in Singapore. perhaps they though that since Singapore is controlled by the Chinese, the country would back the Chinese?
The 21 PR supporters in Singapore should have realized the real meaning not 'no freedom of speech'.
When they were in Malaysia, they had the rights to do anything, including consistently  taunting the Prime Minister. They were given the rights to rally up to insult the government as they like. They can even spread lies and hate against the government without having to face any consequences. In Malaysia, they are the ones who get most of the luxuries this country offers and brag as the biggest taxpayers.

But now, they are shut but the country which has been their idol for being open and better, Singapore. All because they 'gathered peacefully'.
This seem ironic because Singapore was found to have sent its 'representatives' during BERSIH and LYNAS rallies in this country.

Perhaps this is thing which confuses PR leaders, Singapore only provide help to PR to cause chaos in Malaysia, not in Singapore.
There should obviously be a reason why Singapore helped PR. And it is not because they want to see Malaysians practice their freedom of speech.

Singapore's determination in helping Lim Kit Siang in Johor, even providing various help to DAP including in terms of finance, the country should have a much bigger reason for that.
That is why, as a party that wishes to rule Malaysia, PR should know that the neighbouring country has never forgotten its ambition to rule this country.

If PR fail to understand this, then it is clear that PR is not good enough to lead Malaysia because there is no way this country can be led by a party which cannot see the intention of enemy who wishes to take over the country.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Malaysia Should Introduce ‘Look South Policy’

  It is clear that holding 80% shares of the economic cake is just not enough for them anymore, which explains why Nanyang Siang Pau, a Chinese newspaper wrote that the Chinese has never expected much from General Elections and therefore did not actually care less to go out and vote before.
This 13th GE, however, gave them some hope for a change.
Surely, by ‘change’, we suppose the Chinese aren’t just talking about ‘change’ in there percentage of share in the economic cake or their already comfortable lives.   But, when asked, we can only expect a sickening hypocritical answer from them, such as ‘we want a clean government’.
We doubt that the party DAP, that 97% of the Chinese voted for, which manipulated and cheated its own CEC election, can serve as a clean or cleaner government than BN.   What more when its member actually had to die in order to save the party from MACC’s investigation.  Not mentioning the record of the “soonest act of corruption by a political leader” that goes to Nga Kor Meng for awarding the lounge suit supply tender to his wife’s company in only 42 days in power.
Much more than that, corruption works both ways – it takes two to tango, remember?

  If the Chinese accused the government officers of taking bribes, then who else would be giving the bribes but the wealthy Chinese businessmen?  How do you think the Chinese businessmen get to monopoly the supply of our basic needs?  Why are there so many Chinese tycoons compared to other races?  How do they get so many projects?  How do they continue to receive projects so easily when other races had to scratch their nails out to even get one?
Isn’t it because the others don’t have that much money to offer under the table?
So, let’s cut the crap of wanting a clean government thing and tell the truth.  
We know for a fact that the Chinese want nothing but to build another world within Malaysia or another world altogether, on top of Malaysia.   Which means, no Malaysia.  
This is evident in Nanyang Siang Pau’s article which, in offering a consolation for the Chinese for their lost in the GE, the paper reminds them that “Rome wasn’t built in one day”.   And take note that Nanyang takes it as a lost of the Chinese, not DAP or Pakatan Rakyat, ok?
When the Chinese talk about changes, they don’t mean changes in terms of their fate or their lives which are already better than their brothers and sisters around the world.  They want to build their own world on the Malaysian soil.  Their closest model is, of course, Singapore.   After all, it’s Singapore that has been lending its hands to DAP aka the Chinese, in order to get a two-party-rule result in the last GE.
Since the Chinese in Malaysia worships Singapore so much and keeps comparing the two countries, we believe that should the government still thinking about making the Chinese happy, then it should consider copying Singapore.  
Maybe the government should seriously start drafting a new policy called ‘Look South’.

  ‘Look South Policy’ would see no vernacular schools, just like Singapore.  There will be no more talks about upholding Mandarin, just like Singapore.  The media will be tightened up and the internet media particularly, will have to undergo some tight screening and renew its license annually, just like Singapore.   There will be no tolerance over peaceful demonstrations, just like Singapore.   The Internal Security Act (ISA) will be brought back, just like Singapore’s Internal Security Act, Cap. 143 which authorizes detention without trial.
All these plus a serious enforcement over the use of National Language which, in Malaysia, is ‘Bahasa Melayu’.  
And don’t forget to fine people who spit too, just like Singapore.
I believe, this policy would help the government in seeing a happier Chinese community in Malaysia.  This way, they don’t have to let Singapore colonize or invade Malaysia anymore because they can live like Singaporeans anyway.
But if they are still not happy with this new policy, then the government must learn to accept the fact that the Chinese only want to see one thing change, that is; the race of the Prime Minister of Malaysia! 
The Malaysians, particularly the ethnic Chinese, seems to have totally despised this country to the core.  We can see this by simply browsing through their social network and listening to the way they talk about this country.  

Chinese Have Long Boycotted Bumiputera Goods

The campaign ‘Buy Chinese Last’ is now being promoted by Bumiputera despite of being heavily criticized by the Chinese. Pro-opposition Chinese and English media seem to be active in criticizing the actions of Malays who boycotts Chinese products.

As they mention that the Chinese would not be affected by this campaign, they kept on hitting the government, especially leadership, for not stopping the campaign. At the same time, they also showed cockiness, demanding Malays to not work for them if they are really boycotting their products. Some of them even bragged by saying that they are the biggest taxpayers in the country and that the country might have not gone anywhere without them.

They have never been oppressed by the government and the Malays have never been racist towards them. Where did they gain all of their luxuries and able to pay their taxes if it's not because of Barisan Nasional's policy which has never desert them? And where have they gotten customers if its not from the majority race in this country? Where they did they get their workers if it's not from the multi-racial rakyat, especially those working under them?

Not that we are not aware that their lazy and stupid race are the ones getting hist posts and salaries in companies they own while smart Malays will always be put aside based on the excuse that Malays are lazy and stupid. This is the usual answer for the Chinese to defend themselves over their racist attitude, It is now time for Malays to counter their excuse.

Not that we don't know that no matter how stupid Chinese who applied for a job in factories, they  would be given office work. But Malays with a diploma will always end up being 'production operator'.

It is a normal thing for private sector is we see how the Chinese who are not IT-savvy are given executive pay while Malays who are able to prepare financial reports and making presentations to clients are given salaries that are a lot lower than those stupid Chinese kids. Besides that, looking at how stupid Chinese bosses who do not know how to read reports in English depend on their Malay secretaries to do their job for them is a normal thing in the private sector.

Because of their stupidity, Chinese are mostly the ones who end up in private universities because to be in it, qualification is not that important as long as the money is there. That is why most Chinese rush to open saloons and night clubs so that their stupid girls could work. For being stupid, the Chinese had to depend on wisdom of other races which they would later stab in the back.

I am speaking based on my experience of working at six companies led by the Chinese. In these companies, despite of being owned by foreigners, if the leaders are Chinese, there is no way that Malays could be in the higher management office, they would often end up in Human Resource or 'Government Affairs'. This is a normal thing.

Fact is, Malays and Chinese are the same, some are stupid some are smart, some are lazy some are hardworking.

To see whether they are smart of stupid, ask any Chinese from those private universities to discuss anything about general knowledge, history and thoughts. Most of those who think they are smart would not know anything other than counting money and profit.

And for being stupid, that is the reason why the Chinese' Red Bean Army sent hundreds of comments on articles regarding ‘Buy Chinese Last’ in the internet and each of them do not have any profile pictures. (Do they think other are as stupid as they are, not knowing that it is the work of the Red Bean Army?) Thing is, if we are to look at comments made for articles in other websites, most of them do have profile picture.

That is why, there is no need for the Chinese to be proud over their stupidity, Do know that arrogance only reflect stupidity.

Criticizing the Buy Chinese Last campaign shows even more stupidity. Because, everyone knew that the Chinese have been boycotting Bumiputera products for ages. Not that we are not aware that shopping malls controlled by the Chinese do not accept bumiputera products with the excuse that the quality is bad and various other reasons.

Some cases regarding this include ‘Kelantan Delight’ in KLCC and how they oppressed bumiputera businessmen in Alamanda. The same thing goes to Subang Parade and all commercial areas controlled by them.

They do so by increasing price of rent as they like over bumiputera businessmen but they would provide full leniency to businessmen of their own race. As for regular shop lots, the Chinese are willing to impose RM300 rent fee to businessmen of their own race, but RM800 to other races thanks to their racism.

Not just that, they cannot bear seeing the success of Malay products, they would do as best as they can to sabotage it. Gardenia is one of the products which the Chinese hate the most because of their hate against the owner, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar, only because he is a Malay Tycoon. They somehow claim that he has been getting special rights and chance from the government only because he is a Malay, thing is, there are more Chinese tycoons out there because also get the chance to monopolize a lot of things from the government, and that is okay?

Sometimes, the Chinese acted first by purchasing or distributing products on behalf of Malay manufacturers and they would ruin the products bit by bit until the business goes down, before they take over the manufacturing process.

Question is, why would the Chinese sabotage bumiputera products and hate that one Malay tycoon? Answer is, none other than because they know that Malays have the potential to move at the same as as they are.

That is why, even though they often promote the importance of healthy competition, their actions of boycotting and sabotaging bumiputera products only show that they are afraid to compete. Even though they know that they will not be poor if they have to compete with other races, they intentionally do not want other race to share the same luxury.

Thus, even though I do not want to lead anyone towards racism, but I fully support the campaign of boycotting Chinese products. Not because of racism, it is only to support 'healthy competition'.
Boycott needs to be countered with boycott. Period.

Selangor ruler reminds MB, exco members to fulfil election pledges

Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has reminded Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and the newly- appointed state executive councillors to fulfil all promises made in the Pakatan Rakyat election manifesto.
The Sultan said pledges made in the manifesto prior to the May 5 polls must be fulfilled to ensure peace and harmony in the state.

"The manifesto is a promise to the people. Thus, it is very important to fulfil them.
"Yang Berhormat must not forget that the people have placed hope on them for a better and harmonious life.
"Representatives must also realise that the position in the Selangor executive council is entrusted by the people," he said in his speech after the swearing in ceremony of 10 councillors at Istana Alam Shah.

Saying that the rakyat were constantly monitoring current issues via various platforms, Sultan Sharafuddin cautioned the councillors that they must perform their roles with responsibility and not confuse the people.
"The role of the mentri besar and the people's representatives are to develop programmes that would give an impact growth of the state.

"Each responsibility must be undertaken intellectually by putting the people's priority first," the Sultan said, adding that due consideration must be given to the development of the state.
Sultan Sharafuddin reminded the councillors to stay away from corruption, which he said would tarnish the image of the person and his or her party.

"All Yang Berhormat must not forget who they are serving. I do not want to see representatives promising the moon and stars during the campaigning period but are nowhere to be seen later," he said.
He also called for all politicians to put aside their political differences and work together for the betterment of the state.
Meanwhile, Datuk Munir Bani, the Sultan's private secretary, refuted allegations made by a Selangor parliamentarian that the delay in appointing the state exco was to accomodate Tuanku's wishes.
Munir said Khalid had submitted the exco list on May 20, and the Mentri Besar left the country after that for medical treatment and only returned on May 27.

"I hope to get the cooperation of online writers and bloggers to not drag the palace, especially the Sultan, into any matter without verification," he said.

After GE13 Bluster, PAS’ Stubbornness Could Prove Self Destructive

It already seems clear that certain figures within Pakatan Rakyat are casting off the shackles of the failing coalition in an effort to further their own political ambitions. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his near-universally derided campaign of illegal street rallies is perhaps the most obvious of the lot.
But increasingly it is not just individuals, but whole swathes of the Opposition that are breaking away from the norms of past years, further weakening its fragile structure. PAS for example look ever more remote from their coalition partners.

Lofty figures in the only PAS-held state this week derided Anwar's attempts at causing chaos, saying they were "detrimental to the nation".

"We in Kelantan have never discussed whether it is necessary for us to gather like in other countries," explained Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah, drawing a comparison with Anwar's antics to the 'Malaysian Spring' the he has long hungered for.

"For PAS, it is better, regardless for what purpose, that it be done in accordance with democracy."
The Deputy MB was the latest in a long list of names by whom the PKR 'Advisor' has been deserted by in recent weeks, as more pragmatic members of the Opposition seek to distance themselves from his tactics.
But PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat went to great lengths to reiterate that the party's move away from Anwar did not mean they would try to get closer to Barisan Nasional and Umno.

"I would not allow it, for as long as I am still alive, I would not permit any effort for cooperation between PAS and Umno," he said, amid rumours that the party would somehow cooperate with the Federal Government as part of the national reconciliation drive.

"No one can organise efforts for cooperation between PAS and Umno, much less do it quietly..."
This puts PAS in something of a quandary. Ahead of GE13, the Islamist party put on a display of bravado over how it was seeking to become the 'dominant force' within Pakatan Rakyat.

Far from the landslide it had boasted of prior to May 5, PAS in fact lost 2 federal seats, along with the Malay heartland in the form of Kedah, failing also to make any inroads into East Malaysia.

The Islamist party meets next week for its 57th Annual Conference, where its direction for the coming year will be decided. For anyone with a passing interest in the future of Pakatan Rakyat, it will be well worth paying attention to the headlines that emerge from Gombak.

PAS-UMNO alliance? Over my dead body, says Nik Aziz

PAS Murshidul Am Tuan Guru Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said he would oppose any attempt to forge alliance between PAS and UMNO as long as he is alive.

The influential former Kelantan Menteri Besar said PAS belonged to all its members and any decision must have the full support of members during its muktamar.

“No one can arrange for any cooperation between PAS and UMNO, what more if it's in secrecy, this party is open to the public and belongs to all members," said Nik Aziz, amid renewed efforts by some UMNO leaders and renegade PAS members calling for cooperation between the two parties.

In recent times, such calls have been made by former PAS deputy president Nasharudin Mat Isa and former minister Zainudin Maidin. While PAS Ulama Council chief Harun Taib suggested that the proposal could be debated and put to the vote at the party muktamar.

Nik Aziz however vowed to strongly oppose any alliance with UMNO.

“I will not allow it, as long as I am alive, I will never allow any effort to forge cooperation between PAS and UMNO," he told Harakahdaily.

Nik Aziz pointed out that despite being a Malay-Muslim party, UMNO had always rejected PAS's Islamic principles, in addition to "many other faults committed by UMNO".

“As such, there is no reason for us to join them and let me remind others not to continue such efforts," he stressed.

Belaga Boat Accident: Comprehending Sarawak’s Rural Development Issues

After failing to deny BN of its ‘fixed-deposit’ seats in Sarawak, Lim Kit Siang clearly has not given up in trying to win the heart of the people of Sarawak.  The Belaga boat accident provided him a perfect opportunity to portray himself as the champion of the fate of the Sarawakians. 

So, Kit Siang blogged about the accident as a proof of failure of 50 years of development in Sarawak under BN.  He claimed that DAP is shocked and outraged at the tragic Belaga boat disaster and blame it on the non-existence of road access to rural districts of Sarawak. 

Now, to blame the BN government is easy and anybody can do so without having to go to school or become a Member of Parliament.  Anybody can criticize and condemn, but only the smart ones can offer solutions. 

Nobody would say that BN has abandoned the Sarawakians in the rural areas if, they have actually been to the rural areas of Sarawak.   Therefore, we suspect that Kit Siang hasn’t really been there. 

The landscape of Sarawak is largely covered by primary jungle dissected by trails of fast flowing rivers, swamp forests and as well as low and high mountains. 

The population in Sarawak is spread all over from up the mountain to the deepest jungles and by the rivers.  In many of these places, should there has never been any development at all, one would have to go through a complete adventure from jungle trekkings, mountain climbings and swimming in rivers just to get to the nearest town. 

Of course we can call for the government to build access roads up to the doorsteps of the population in all these areas. 

But the problem is that there only about hundreds of people in any one of these areas. 

Therefore, how do we justify spending RM600 millions for every 150km road in order to accommodate about 600 population or less, in all these rural areas in Sarawak?   Imagine multiplying the cost for every 150km, and every remote villages and long houses, in this biggest state of Malaysia.  As a note, Sarawak has an area of about 124,000 km2 of which is almost equivalent to the total area of 11 states that formed the Peninsular Malaysia. 

The BN government however, does provide all these areas with speedboats and ferries and proper roads up to each and every point of access.  Those places where all is impossible, flights are available for emergencies, as well as reliable communication system.  Schools and hospitals are also available as per necessary in each and every district in order to ensure the people’s access to education and healthcare. 

The Sarawakians are well aware of the reality of their landscape and the problems that come with it.  And they are also aware that the BN government has been doing all it can to improve and change their lives for the better and has never and will never stop doing so.  Now that the new cabinet sees more line-ups from this part of the country, the Sarawakians can surely expect more from BN.  Thanks to the Chinese who voted DAP and refused the cabinet posts. 

Sarawakians are smart not to fall for Kit Siang’s act of heroism because they know that Kit Siang too, has no solution nor ideas to offer, in order to tackle the problem of the rural development of the state to the core.   All Kit Siang has are baseless promises and pointless talks and curses for BN and nothing else. 

It isn’t hard to see that Kit Siang is not a naturally caring person to actually feel ‘outraged’ at the tragedy of Belaga boat.  Kit Siang or DAP has so far only shown concern over its own people – the Chinese.   Should other race being wrongly treated, like a woman who was forced to strip naked by the police, DAP immediately dropped the fight for her as soon as they learned that the woman was a Malay, and not Chinese. 

Kit Siang may fool his own people into believing that DAP is a caring, clean and transparent party, but Kit Siang can never fool other races, including the bumiputeras of Sarawak with his act of concern or ‘outraged’. 

The Sarawakians know for a fact that BN gave them real promises based on the reality of the situation, and BN has all the while been trying its best to accommodate them.  Unlike Kit Siang, BN’s concern is real, and we all can see it in in the party’s track records, or even in Dato’ Seri Najib’s personality alone. 

Consensus Grows That Najib to Remain PM, President of Umno

Singapore's Straits Times has joined the growing consensus that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's combination of personal popularity, reform programmes and canny political manoeuvres have allowed him to solidify his position as President of Umno and Prime Minister. This will allow him to launch his national reconciliation programme and to redouble his transformation programmes from his first term.

The Straits Times is something of a latecomer to this conclusion, which most observers saw confirmed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's endorsement of Najib in Tokyo last week. Shortly after the election, the paper suggested that Najib's time was up and speculated on his replacement.

Three weeks later, a great deal has changed. Najib's reform Cabinet has quieted both Umno's warlords and reformers. Viewing the landscape of the party, Tun Mahathir has signalled to the old guard that their own preferences are not the way forward for the party, making clear that there is no alternative to Najib.

The Singapore-based paper notes that Najib has managed to solidify his support in his Cabinet – the likeliest source of potential challenges. For example, Najib's creation of a super-ministry of Education to cover every level provides Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin the opportunity to be the most influential Education Minister, and arguably the most influential Deputy Prime Minister, in the country's history.

The Straits Times suggests that Dr M's acquiescence can be traced to Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir's elevation to Menteri Besar of Kedah. While this is a tempting conclusion, it ignores Tun Mahathir's historically single-minded devotion to Umno and BN. It is unlikely that Dr M has forsaken what he perceives as the best interest of his party merely for his son's political career.

All of this makes it more likely that Najib will be able to expand on his 1Malaysia concept, which envisions a Malaysia in which government assistance is given to this in need regardless of race, and Malaysians come together as a single people.

While it is early days, the signs are prevalent that Najib has shown both a workable vision as a statesman and a high level of political acumen as a party leader to nail down his position.

The early signs are good that Umno's membership have realised that the way forward is with Najib leading the party as reformer and Prime Minister.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Shen Yee Aun Haunts Kit Siang

The existance of Red Bean Army, DAP's cyber troopers is no longer a secret. If previously many doubted the number of comments and 'likes' for anti-government materials in the internet, all of their questions are now clear when a former DAP youth leader revealed on operations of the Red Bean Army.

According to Shen Yee Aun, the number of Red Bean Army cyber troopers are around 2000-3000 people and they are each paid around RM3000-RM8000 each. They each own between 20-50 social networking accounts and operate at a few places with two of its main offices, one in Komtar, Penang and another one in Concorde Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. DAP, however, denied this matter.

Lim Kit Siang in his blog focused on this issue and questioned the wisdom of Dato’ Seri Zahid Hamidi who made the statement regarding DAP's Red Bean Army. Lim Kit Siang, says, there is no way that DAP spends RM15 million per month, or RM180 million each year, or RM1.08 billion for the whole six years of Red Bean Army's operation.

Perhaps the number might look too high for us. But we should understand how important GE13 was for DAP. It is so important that they were not able to cover the intervention of Singapore's PAP to ensure Pakatan Rakyat's victory. DAP's ‘Ini Kalilah’ slogan is enough to show that they have put everything on the table for GE13.
So it is not surprising why the Chinese were willing to join the 505 Rally even though all these while demonstrations are mostly done by PAS. Clearly, DAP is devastated as they lose in GE13 despite of all their efforts in adding and transferring voters to 'strategic' areas.

That is why, DAP still hope that Anwar would be the person who will be able to take over the power from BN through any methods possible.

However, DAP's ambition seem unreachable after the expose on the Red Bean Army. Now, rakyat knew that the thousands of comments and 'likes' over anti-government materials only represent about 2000-3000 people alone. Thus, their propaganda gets weaker.

To make matters worse, when the Red Bean Army has been proven to not just be gangsters but also liars. They kept on lying even though their lies have been proven to be lies.
Such extreme lies prove that Red Bean Army are not smart cyber troopers. They are now slowly turning to become DAP's liability where each one of the materials spread by them are doubted by their own supporters. Some DAP supporters even came up and responded on their lies, for example, the 'blackout' issue.

Lim Kit Siang can still deny and lie, but rakyat now know that no liars can survive unless they keep on lying. And Kit Siang chooses to keep on lying by making claims saying that the Red Bean Army does not exist. It is weird that he does not criticize Shen Yee Aun, the source who exposed Red Bean Army. Instead, he criticized Dato’ Seri Zahid Hamidi.

Fact is, anyone can confirm the existence of these idiotic cyber troopers if they really observe the activities in the internet, especially in social networking sites.

Just imagine how can a single material hitting the government could receive more than 50,000 'likes' within a single hour? And how can a single article in Malaysiakini receive hundreds of comments in less than an hour with all commenters accounts do not have any display pictures on?

Thus, before Lim Kit Siang question the wisdom of Dato’ Seri Zahid Hamidi, it would be better for him to look into himself first. What kind of leader spends millions of ringgit to pay for idiotic army? What kind of leader fights by lying?

Now, it has been proven that millions of ringgit invested by DAP and PAP has burned just like that. Red Bean Army has been exposed. Today, these cyber troopers had to go around places following Anwar to illegal rallies.

Kit Siang, who is wise and who is stupid? 

'Najib-Anwar Deal' Prove That Anwar Knew He Would Lose

The expose made by former Vice President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla regarding an effort to held a deal involving Dato’ Seri Najib  with Anwar Ibrahim has really made Anwar nervous. Anwar admitted that he did offer a deal with Dato’ Seri Najib through Jusuf Kalla but it was not agreed by Dato’ Seri Najib.

After realizing that his statement was not politically correct, Anwar tried to explain that his offer to Dato’ Seri Najib was done so that BN would accept their lose in good manner for GE13 and that they would not organize any rally. As if Anwar knew that PR would win.

Any Malaysians do not have to be a genius to detect Anwar's lie in the statement.
We are aware that BN is not a party famous with rallies and BN has never questioned its loss in a few states. Dato’ Seri Najib was even told by many sides that BN had a great potential to win big. However, despite of the tough success in GE13, BN never objected it. BN even blamed itself as well as its components without blaming others.

Thus, it is logical that Dato’ Seri Najib  refuse to make any deal with Anwar. And it is clear that Anwar was the one who started to make the 'deal'.

The question now is, what is it that Anwar ask from Dato’ Seri Najib only to be rejected by the Prime Minister?'

Internal sources told that Anwar offered promise that he would not organize any rally rejecting the result of GE13 if the government guarantees that he will be released from any charges regarding Lahad Datu incident.
If this is true, so it is not surprising why Dato’ Seri Najib chose to ignore Anwar's demand.

This is the thing which makes Anwar anxious today that he did not manage to avoid his own statement, while Dato’ Seri Najib remain calm. It is natural for those who are guilty to be anxious, unless they are mentally ill.
Today, Anwar takes his revenge by organizing illegal rallies to reject GE13 result and to topple Dato’ Seri Najib's government. All because Dato’ Seri Najib ignored his offer.
He thought, let BN go through his issues each week.

But what we can see here is, serve him right, he is now rejected by rakyat and now he has to face the truth in Lahad Datu issue. Anwar also know that sooner or later, rakyat will get tired of having to join rallies each week.

By then, what would Anwar do?


Kelantan PAS is heading for a show-down as the ruling faction stands by its decision that street protests and rallies aimed at toppling the government is not the party’s way while Husam Musa and the faction closed to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto chief Anwar Ibrahim describes the decision as “voices of Umno.”
Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Nik Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah reiterated the state’s as well as the party’s stand that Kelantan PAS rejected any effort to topple the legitimately elected Federal Government through violence and street demonstrations.

Nik Mohd Amar said an “Arab Spring” would not be beneficial and would only be detrimental to the nation as “it is not suitable in Malaysia as it brings evil into the country.”

“Let's wait another three years, at least, and select a government through a general election,” he said.
And Husam, sidelined from the state PAS exco line-up, called the differing stand as “voices of Umno and they seem to be the spokesmen of Umno.”

Before Nik Mohd Amar repeated the stand, the party Ulamak Council chief Dr Harun Taib PAS deputy youth chief Nik Abduh Nik Aziz had voiced similar opinions.

As far as Husam is concerned, two were (Dr Harun and Nik Abduh) were not present when the party’s central committee decided to support the rallies as ‘avenue for the voters, majority young voters, to express their dissatisfactions over the way the recent general election was conducted, not the result.”
“Dr Harun and Nik Abduh were not present at the central committee meeting when we decided to support the rallies on point of not fair, not rejecting the results of the general election but the manner the general election was conducted.

“Just like foreign observers said it – the general election was free but not fair.
“And Dr Harun and Nik Abduh statements did not represent the party,” he said.
Under the given scenario, the split in PAS Kelantan reflects a crystal clear split in the party on the whole between the party’s fundamentalists led by president Abdul Hadi Awang and pro-Anwar faction is no longer hidden and contained but instead is open and looks like there is no reconciliation.

The pro-Anwar group that also included deputy president Mohamed Sabu or Mat Sabu is expected to launch as offensive on the leadership in the coming party election scheduled in November aimed at dominating the line-up so that the party could be steered towards the needs of Anwar and PKR.
The group had succeeded in dominating the leadership in the 2009 party election that saw then incumbent deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa, who is friendly with Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) being defeated.

Despite dominating the leadership which is the central committee with more than half, decisions taken were subjected to the blessings of the Ulamak Council which had ‘soured’ relationship between the party and its partners in Pakatan Rakyat (PR) on issues concerning fundamentals of Islam.

The party has been blamed for the unexpected poor showing in the recently concluded general election but the party stood by its fundamentalism which angered the pro-Anwar group.

Now that the differences in opinions and views are being openly debated especially on the issue of demonstration and protest, the pro-Anwar group is expected to launch a heavy offensive in the coming party election to take control.

Insiders said the president Abdul Hadi might even find himself being challenged if the pro-Anwar group succeeded in building sufficient sentiments.

“The split is clear and the line is also clearly drawn.
“It is whether the move gathers sufficient pressure to remove Hadi,” said an insider

Anwar Looking Desperate as He Lodges Police Report on Indelible Ink

Parti Keadilan Rakyat 'advisor' Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has lodged a police report against the Election Commission regarding the indelible ink used to mark voters on May 5.
He claimed the chosen ink was ineffective and that by 5 pm he had been able to wash the substance clean from his finger.

"I voted at 9.30 am in Kubang Semang in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency. I washed my finger marked with the indelible ink at 5 pm of the same day and the stain was washed off," he said.
We won't dwell on the fact that this would have left Anwar precious little time to try voting again, but it is worth noting nonetheless just how seriously the Election Commission is taking the matter.

Deputy Chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said that the fact that some people had managed to scrub the ink from their finger was not a cause for serious concern, though he acknowledged that 'some parties' would try to blow the matter out of proportion for political purposes.

"Ink is an added element to the general election, which has an existing strict regulations and law in place," he explained, noting the numerous other protocols in place that were capable of ensuring clean elections.
"It is impossible for a voter to vote for a second time. There are no duplications in the electoral registration," he said.

"The EC was surprised when the indelible ink was washable as when we tested it was indelible. However we have formed a committee to study on its defects."

EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof had earlier said on May 21 that a special taskforce had been set up with the express purpose of looking into claims that the indelible ink stains did not have the lifespan they were promised.

Various possibilities have been put forward by the EC including incorrect application of the ink, which came with very specific instructions.

"There is a proper way of using the ink ... the bottle will have to be shaken and double coat is advised. However, we are unsure if all levels (of) election volunteers adhered to the instructions," Wan Ahmad said.
"Without investigations, we do not want to jump into conclusions."

Wan Amhad and his colleagues certainly don't want to jump to conclusions, but for Anwar Ibrahim, increasingly unpredictable accusations seem to be all he has left.

On his current path, the only stain that likely to be left after Anwar's imagined indelible ink controversy will be an ugly smear across his reputation.


PAS leadership has decided that they accepted the election result and call on party membesr not to participate in the rally organized around the country by Anwar Ibrahim and gang.

But within PAS, deputy president Mat Sabu and Husam Musa plus those aligned to them who are aligned and closely associated with Anwar are still roaming the streets or rather any empty stadium or field with their rallies, following Anwar’s butt.

And they still spoke against the result…not specifically but camouflage under fvraud and whatnot.
This only reflects that PAS leadership is split right between two main faction – Anwar’s group and fundamentalists or the veterans – the traditional foes that existed since Anwar was expelled from Umno and formed his own PKR.

The animosity widens when Anwar’s group managed to unseat PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa in 2009 and filled more than half of the central committee, supposed to be sufficient to steer the party to be controlled by Anwar from outside.

Then the party was split between the Kelantan group and Terengganu group – Kelantan headed by Nik Aziz Nik Mat but controlled by Husam who is Anwar’s trusted man and Terengganu group headed by president Abdul Hadi Awang, the fundamentalist.

Given such background, we can expect an explosive assembly this November when the party chooses its leaders because Anwar’s men are expected to make a last thrust to gain control of the leadership so that Anwar will not have any obstacles to gather PAS’ support to overthrown the dulu elected government by force.

At present, Anwar’s rallies are dwindling in numbers given that many are fed up with the monotonous rallies and speeches by the speakers but no action.

Anwar wanted the build up the audiences’ sentiments and emotions since majority are young voters whose minds have been poisoned with allegations of fraud druing polling.

But police are quick to act by taking the organisers and those whose speeches were deemed seditious to court, waking up the sleeping minds of the people involved to the existing laws.

Many are not really aware of the laws as the speakers interpreted them to their benefits and the followers, being young, do not think far and deep.

Thus, with PAS out of the rally circuit, remaining only PKR and DAP young followers, Anwar feels he is not completed unless PAS youths are with him which can picture him as wanted or needed by all.

So Anwar is angry and he is on a war path with PAS and he can only execute his plan in November.

Anwar Finds Himself Flustered Over Jusuf Kalla Deal

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has launched a flailing and contradictory justification for breaking his pre-election deal with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that included undertakings both men should respect the outcome of GE13.

With the furore over the secret deal refusing to die down, Anwar was forced to hold a press conference Monday at which he launched into a long and convoluted defence against accusations by the peace deal's broker, former Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla, that he has reneged on his promise.

It came amid reports that one of Anwar's coalition partners, DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng, is furious that Anwar took it upon himself to enter into such secret negotiations without involving or even informing the senior leadership of Pakatan Rakyat.

Anwar's rambling defence was full of contradictions. He accused Najib of refusing to sign the deal before later admitting "it was verbal". In other words, it was a gentleman's agreement and Anwar, still busy attacking the EC over the "stolen" election, is demonstrating how little his word as a gentleman is worth.

Anwar's conduct since GE13 has left him totally isolated even within Pakatan Rakyat. Fellow MPs who have joined him on his nationwide tour have refused to condone his increasingly wild statements about the fairness of GE13 and the role of the EC.

And the pressure is showing. At this press conference Anwar became especially defensive when commenting on Najib's weekend comments that he "reneged on a promise"

"The PM is the last person to talk about lying after cheating in the elections. He talks about the lying but he controls the media and by denying me the right to talk, that shows his calibre," said a visibly flustered Anwar.
Under pressure, Anwar is now changing tack. Up until Monday he has mostly ignored his detractors (including Kalla) who have been angered by his unsportsmanlike behaviour. But it's clear that Anwar has finally realised this issue can't be ignored.

After all, the peace deal is now international news after the Wall Street Journal reported that as recently as last week Kalla phoned Anwar urging him to honour his deal but the answer was "no, no, no, no."
In a single media conference Anwar has gone from being the angry victim on the attack, to a defensive man having to explain why he doesn't honour his word. Perhaps, with this latest episode Anwar will find within himself the humility needed to finally accept defeat? It's a nice thought, but don't hold your breath.

Where Are The Police Reports On Phantom Voters?

Weeks after GE's passed, Anwar Ibrahim is still going around saying that EC lied. Even though his own people and allies began to shut themselves up, Anwar still could not stop singing and organizing concerts here and there just to entertain blurry youth.

Anwar says, the EC cheated on the indelible ink and the EC did gave their response to the matter. Thus, it is true there were cases on the indelible ink, but it was not a lie, it was just weakness.
If Anwar want to claim that EC cheated, he needs to report the matter in details, for example, voting twice because the indelible ink was washed off, instead of just claiming that the indelible ink went off after it was washed.

Problem is, it has been weeks, Anwar is still unable to to find such case to be reported.
The same thing goes to his allegation on phantom voters. Up to today, not even a single report on phantom voters were lodged. Not even a single name. The only thing there is would be the false accusation made by Anwar's side.

They include Chua Lai Fatt, an Indian Malaysian who is adopted by a Chinese family, accused by PR as a phantom voter. Then, a family was accused of being phantom voters which causes 'tongue war' until their neighbours and acquaintances confirmed the real situation. There were also cases where Indonesians were paid by PR to act as phantom voters, only later it was exposed where they confirmed that they received payments from PR.

Let's not forget about the bus which drove BN's phantom voters, along with BN flag through area which is filled with PR supporters, only later to be revealed that it was planned by PR themselves.
And the latest, a picture of a person who is said to be a phantom voter which went viral on Facebook, made possible by PR, also failed as there was an old picture which showed that the person was with Bhawani and Ambiga.

That is why, this is one of the suggestions EC might want to consider, rather than responding to Anwar's allegations, it would be better to simply lodge a report against Anwar and Ambiga for lying. Only with this, Anwar will have to present the list of phantom voters he has been talking about.

If Anwar do have the details on the number and how did these phantom voters entered here, there is no way that Anwar do not have their names. the places they voted and who did they vote on the previous GE.
And more importantly, where are they now? Were they sent home or did they receive Malaysian citizenship?
This is what participants of 505 rally should have asked each time Anwar goes on stage.

Don't they ever think of it? How can they participate in rallies which even they are not sure what is it all about? How can people rally up on the excuse of lies without explanations on what kind of lies, where, who were involved and how it happened?

So it is clear that all 505 Rally participants are among those who do not know how to think. And only these people would follow Anwar now and forever

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tian Chua, Tamrin and Haris rearrested just four days after release

PKR vice-president Tian Chua, social activist Haris Ibrahim and PAS member Tamrin Gaffar have been rearrested, just four days after they were released by a magistrate after remand for an earlier arrest was denied.

A post on Tian Chua's Twitter account reads; "Tian Chua has just been arrested. #admin".
A later post said Tian Chua would be taken to the Dang Wangi police station, and about eight policemen were present during his arrest.

However, there are currently no further details on his arrest.
Student activist Safwan Anang, was also arrested earlier.

Lawyer and Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo who is acting for Haris - Anything But Umno (ABU) leader - confirmed that they were arrested at about 7pm.
"They are now in the Dang Wangi district police headquarters. They have been rearrested under the Sedition Act.

"We don't really know much about the situation and we are going there now," he said when contacted.
Both Haris and Tamrin, together with PKR vice-president Tian Chua were arrested last Thursday for investigations under the Penal Code and Sedition Act.

However, all three of them were released the next day when the magistrate rejected the remand application by the police.

All of them previously spoke at a May 13 Forum at the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.

Single Party: Do Not Make Wrong Changes

Despite of BN's success in GE13, there is still a thing which 'snapped' us. The result in a way has showed the reality of hypocrisy-unity in this country.
From there, this should open our eyes from the previous mistakes. In a way, the mistakes clearly shows the current issues which Malaysia faces today:

First, the Chinese refuse to unite with other races. The reason, Vernacular schools and Chinese newspapers which often instigates, added with the establishment of the Red Bean Army.
Second, some Malays that are lost seem to have lost their ways in understanding tactics and strategies set by the Chinese who wants to gain total power and use the majority race. The reason, Anwar Ibrahim.
Third, the chronic disunity among Malays due to those who believe that they could end up in heaven just through politics. The reason, bad Ulama.

However, somehow those who gave their thoughts, advised and strategized GE13 did not see these issues well, which leds us to the 'snapping' result.
Now, dozens of proposals came from various sides offering strategies and advice regarding the next step for leadership.

They include the proposal to turn Barisan Nasional (BN) to a single party.
We do not know where the idea came from, but I would like to stress here that BN's party structure has never been a reason of problem.

The reasons to the problem have been listed above, Vernacular schools, Chinese newspapers, Red Bean Army, Anwar Ibrahim and bad Ulama such as Nik Aziz.
If we truly want to rectify the issues of our country, so these are the reasons that we need to solve as soon as possible. We are now at a level where we no longer have time for proposals which has nothing to do with solving the current issues.

In fact, by proposing such irrelevant idea actually shows that there is something wrong with the proposer where the side failed in understanding the issue. Thus, it is recommended that leadership first 'handle' the reason to that problem, the side which makes the strategy and 'advisers' whom often give the wrong and irrelevant strategies.

In short, if adviser kept on giving the wrong advice, we would be better off without any advice.
Do realize that rakyat are far mature and wiser than the adviser had thought.

Rakyat are all tired of those who are obsessed with publicity. Rakyat want to see result, not plans. If the government were to show too much politeness, this would somehow portray that the government do not have any confidence, or not aware of the truth. Leadership need to lead, not led by adviser nor rakyat.

That is why the government need to handle this issue as best as possible. Stop campaigning by showing statements and pictures to raise popularity. Show wisdom and leadership if all leaders do not want majority to get 'snapped' again from GE13 in the GE14.

UMNO Youth Is Weak?

The strength of parties are always linked to the strength of its youth. If its youth is weak, the party is portrayed as weak. Thus, as UMNO faces such tight situation, everyone is looking at the party's Youth Chief.

UMNO Youth Chief, Khairy Jamaluddin is definitely a controversial character. His arrival in the country's political arena was not welcomed and he was even blamed over BN's bad performance during GE 2008. His name was linked to various scandals involving GLC which also labeled 'corruption' on his forehead.
He, however, has never press any charges which raises even more hate among rakyat.
Perhaps some might be mad due to the fact that I am going back to Khairy's background, but this is history, not something fabricated for the sake of anyone's political interest. Like it or not, we can never change history.

But, Khairy is lucky because leadership chooses to give him more chance thanks to his wisdom for 'change' in the party. Leadership definitely puts such high hope on him to lead youth towards success, or to lead UMNO Youth towards success.

Sadly, up until today, despite of being an Oxford graduate, UMNO Youth under Khairy still unable to present any great ideas nor effective actions.

Some of his 'fights' which can be deemed as memorable would be defending 'Mat Rempit'. He is also 'in the books' for his attitude of being a 'street leader', screaming around as well as throwing bottles as he led demonstrations back then. Meanwhile, today, we see his talents in drums.

There is no doubt that he has the ability to talk and debate, but other than that, we still have not seen any significant 'results' from this Youth Chief in the context of the country or party's development.
Fact is, the country and the party is undergoing some issues, especially in terms of unity where it would affect the future.
This is a serious problem among youth where most of them are not sure of their true identity. Malaysian youth from all races are confused about the crucial things in their lives, things that they need to find and who they should become. They do not know and confused about the history and culture of Malaysia. They also do not have any principal, reject knowledge, prefer to 'hang out' but act as if they are academicians.

All of this need to be handled by Youth Chief as his team for the sake of the country's firmness.
Serious activities instead of 'glamour' ones should be held to pull this youth group to think and be wise for once.
As for the party, UMNO Youth need to be active in registering UMNO members among youth, make them understand the party's fight as well as promote strong unity.

Programs such as young entrepreneur, ideas to generate the economy should be implemented. Youth also should have the ability to throw great ideas in developing, defending as well a strengthening the status of Bumiputera. The party need to recognize issues among rakyat, for example, the ownership of assets in this country among foreigners which seem to be rising, as expressed by DAP Johor Vice Chairman, Norman Fernandez.

Rakyat are surprised why such question never came from UMNO first, especially UMNO Youth, it came from DAP instead.

Thus, we cannot help but to wonder about the performance record of this leader and his bad team, along with their 'crazy for glamour' image, is UMNO Youth able to carry such huge and serious responsibility?
We also often wonder whether UMNO Youth also share the same confusion just like other Malaysian Youth. The only difference is that as UMNO Youth, they already have the power, so they do not have to jump around in rallies with Anwar Ibrahim. If not, perhaps they would go around in black shirt screaming in rallies as well.

If this article is too much, take it as a challenge. There is no need to jump around being defensive. Prove to rakyat that UMNO Youth is not weak. Stand as leaders protecting the rights and sovereignty of Malays from being snatched or attacked. Stand as fighters heading towards the new era where wisdom is the last option for survival.

Najib Repeats Promise To Reduce Car Prices

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today reiterated the government's promise to reduce the car prices in stages.

"As promised, car prices will be reduced in stages until 2017. Insya Allah, I will ensure that every promise is fulfilled," he said in his latest tweet.

In its pledge for the 13th general election recently, the Barisan Nasional promised to review the National Automotive Policy to reduce the price of cars between 20 and 30 per cent in stages and to raise the competitiveness of the national cars, if given the mandate again to administer the country.

Ex-PKR Officer Confirms Existence of ‘Red Bean Army’ Pakatan Cybertroopers

As we  has learnt over the last year and a half, to operate a political web portal in this country is to deal with Pakatan Rakyat cybertroopers, whose tactics range from using racially derogatory terms to crude insults in social media, from flooding a site with indecent comments to launching attacks designed to bring down a site. However, a former PKR officer has confirmed that what had been seen as an informal effort is instead a co-ordinated attack by Pakatan Rakyat on opposing views.

In the run-up to GE13, former Pakatan officials leaked through mainstream sources the existence of the so-called 'Red Bean Army', a group of paid DAP cybertroopers numbering up to 3,000 based out of Penang and KL, who flooded social media and blogs with attacks. The alleged attacks include outright lies and disinformation to co-ordinated attacks on candidates and parties.

Speaking to the New Sunday Times, ex-PKR Youth information bureau secretary Nordin Ahmad confirmed the existence of the group, and claimed that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had utilised the group to spread lies about the election before and after the polls, and to provide a pretence for walking back his promise to retire.

Citing the Pakatan misinformation campaign about the Election Commission, Nordin gave a concrete example. "After the people became certain that the EC's credibility was compromised, all the RBA had to do was to post a picture purportedly showing EC staff counting votes in the dark to ignite the Blackout movement."

The EC has since rubbished the picture. Noting that the figures in the photo were not even wearing their uniforms, EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said on Friday that the photograph was taken prior to the polls.

The damage, Nordin says, is already done, and is part of an elaborate campaign with Anwar's use of the Bersih movement and his illegal rallies after GE13 to poison public confidence in the Government.
DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang offered a carefully-worded non-denial denial. "Let me state clearly and categorically that until a few days ago when I came across the Utusan Malaysia series of write-ups on the so-called 'Red Bean Army', I have not heard of the term before," the statement said. He went on to deny that the DAP pays "a single sen" to any cybertroopers.

It is noteworthy that the statement did not say that the DAP does not utilise or take advantage of such a group. It is also noteworthy that Anwar has been silent on the allegations.
While the existence of the RBA is not yet proven, the story is consistent with Pakatan Rakyat's approach to politics, which focusses on falsehoods and misinformation about Government programmes and policies in place of substantive approaches.

We suspects that this story is not yet over.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Dr Subra set to challenge Palanivel for MIC top post

After a "contest-free" 20 years or so for the coveted post of president in the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), incumbent party chief Datuk Seri G. Palanivel is expected to face a tough challenge in the defence of his position at the party's presidential polls to be called in about eight to nine months.

The last time the 67-year-old party had a presidential contest was in 1993, when the then MIC President Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu was challenged by S. Subramaniam, better known as Jumbo Maniam. Samy Vellu won the contest. A prominent MIC veteran who spoke on condition of anonymity said the current deputy president, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, seems to be planning to mount a serious challenge for the post.
Dr Subra, as he is known in MIC circles, will have an arduous time between now and the election to secure the support of branch chairmen and, at the same time, to keep up with his busy schedule as the new Health Minister.

Dr Subra recently indicated his intention to go for the post to party elder Samy Vellu to get the latter's blessings. "He (Samy Vellu) has given his green light," the source told Bernama, saying that this was against the backdrop of the party's democratic constitution.

As the longest-serving MIC president until he relinquished his position in 2010, Samy Vellu is said to be still "in control" of more than 45 percent of the 3,700 branch chairmen who will elect the new president.
Dr Subra, 60, is a dermatologist by training and the Segamat Member of Parliament since 2004.
He served as the parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government from 2004 to 2008, before being appointed as the Minister of Human Resources after the 12th General Election.
Palanivel, 64, was a journalist in Bernama and an aide to Samy Vellu at one time.

The last presidential election was held in March 2009, for a three-year term, where Samy Vellu won unopposed. Samy Vellu passed the leadership baton to the then deputy president, Palanivel, the current Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.

MIC elections at all levels would be held by the first quarter of next year, according to the decision taken by the party at its highest decision-making council, the Central Working Committee (CWC), recently.
The presidential election is held three months before polling for the deputy president, three vice-presidents and 23 CWC members.
With Dr Subra setting his path clear for a presidential challenge, the next big question is who the aspirant deputy president will be.

An internal source said that MIC vice-president Datuk M. Saravanan is keen to contest the No. 2 post and is believed to be holding talks with both Palanivel and Subramaniam as to whom he should form a tag with in the polls.

Saravanan, known as a young and capable leader, wants to ride on the "new tech savvy generation" of the MIC leadership.

The deputy youth and sports minister is believed to have no problems in securing Samy Vellu's acquiescence as the former is a staunch follower of the 77-year-old leader who still has a strong say in the party.

Najib Guarantees Government Can Make A Change

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today gave a guarantee that the government can make a change in the country by understanding the wants of the youths.

Stressing that nothing was constant, the prime minister said the government had to be bold and make changes that met the people's expectations.

"Whether it is quick or not, change will happen. I can guarantee that the government can make a change in the country, and this means understanding the wants of our youths.

"We have to change our attitude, strategy, programmes and approach as we can no longer assume what we are practising now as the best solution for the future.

"We must be open-minded and be pragmatic, not dogmatic," he said in a Facebook post today.

BN used the wrong strategy in GE13 , Tun Daim

Barisan Nasional (BN) used the wrong strategy in the 13th general election, said former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin, and as a result was a blow to the coalition in spite of its victory.

Tun Daim made his remarks in an interview with China Press. An English translation of the interview was shared by blogger and veteran journalist A Kadir Jasin.

In the interview, Tun Daim answered questions about the results, the cause of BN's poor showing relative to 2008, the so-called "Chinese tsunami", and whether Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak is a "lame duck" prime minister.

Following is the full English translation of the interview

China Press: Tun, what was first in your mind when you first received the full election result? Did you expect it?

Tun Daim: I wasn't surprised.  At around 12noon the feedback I got was that - BN 141, DAP 38 but my own assessment was BN between 125 and 135 only.

Do you think this election was a fair one? Opposition parties and NGOs still accused BN of misuse of government facilities, and the problematic integrity of the electoral roll.

Of course it was fair. If was not fair how come in Penang and Selangor Pakatan improved on majorities and Federal BN got only 133 seats? These accusations are not new. They said all this even before the elections. I said earlier that they would be saying all these because they know they can't get to Putrajaya.

Read my interviews before this, I said they would be proclaiming to world they would win and that if they don’t it’s because they have been robbed and therefore entitled to protest, incite people, which is that they are doing now, and they want people to go to the streets. They want FRUs, water cannons and tear gas then CNN, Al Jazeera etc. will be back and they are back in the news.

Anwar and Kit Siang are inviting police to arrest them. They want to be arrested. They are totally irresponsible. If you see the recent rallies and that the majority of the participants are Chinese, what do you think will happen if one hot-headed Malay organisation wants to organise a counter rally? But Anwar and Kit Siang don't mind, if there is another interracial incident, they will blame BN.  If you are willing to sacrifice peace and stability for your ends, what kind of leadership is this?

They say they should be the rightful leaders of this country, yet they defy laws, defy the police, and they have no respect for -- and undermine -- every institution of government which they say they should helm. What kind of leadership promotes lawlessness and anarchy? What message do you send and what lessons do you teach the young and the impressionable? Leadership comes with responsibility.

There are laws in this country. Go to court. Of course, they say courts are not fair, yet these same courts have acquitted Anwar. Again when it’s convenient to them they go to the courts to sue and silence their detractors. They accept where they won and reject where they lost.  They are selective. Karpal practices and appeals before this same Court.

Be brave and honest. Accept the results. Karpal says he is happy with the results. PAS has accepted them. Azmin is critical of Anwar’s refusal to accept the results and doing these rallies, but don't read too much into his statements. It’s like an old married couple’s quarrel, one party merajuk (sulks) but in the end they are still together.

Anwar is already up to his tricks -- putting out feelers to Barisan MPs. He is waiting after the Cabinet appointments for another round of his Sept 16.

As expected in our last interview, BN managed to retain Putrajaya but couldn't regain the two-thirds majority. What are the main reasons?

Really you should ask BN. But in my opinion, it was the wrong strategy. As I’ve said before, this was a parliamentary election, not a presidential election. The PM's advisors should be sacked. If you associate a vote for BN with a vote for him, then BN's poorer results reflect on him too.  I kept reminding them that those huge numbers at BN’s ceramahs do not translate into votes. You don’t try to fight his (Anwar’s) numbers with your even bigger numbers. Let Anwar be the entertainer (borrowing from The Financial Times). We are not entertainers, we don’t know how to sing, dance and tell jokes. It’s a serious business electing a government, so let's leave this clown’s strategy alone and not play his game.

If I know, then surely BN knows that the Chinese majority areas were gone. Why waste time and money? As a strategy, you should concentrate on those areas where you lost by slim majorities in 2008 and strengthen the seats you won in 2008. There was also the question of choice of candidates, and for example in Pandan, why be petty?

Many people disputed that there was a Chinese tsunami.  But there was, in the sense that Chinese voters voted en block whilst non-Chinese votes were split. But this is their right. This is democracy.

What was disturbing was the reason for the en-block votes. Pakatan preached hatred for BN, particularly UMNO. The DAP has always told the Chinese that they are victims, marginalised; that the cup they have is always half empty; that this is the time to teach the MCA and Gerakan a lesson for being under UMNO’s control, that UMNO (and by extension the Malays) is dominant, and this is a Malay-led government, and the Chinese, by voting out all the Chinese parties in BN, are saying that they have had enough of being bullied by UMNO/ Malays. If this is not racist, I don’t know what is.

Their cybertroopers were at work, 24 hours a day, sending misinformation, spin, rumours, lies, untruths etc. Where were the 'Banglas'? Where was the blackout? How many people whose ink washed off voted twice? Tun M flew away in a private jet? Lies and lies and the Chinese believe in "ubah" and "Ini kali lah".

I told you if the Chinese rejected Najib's leadership, the rural votes would swing to BN. The DAP benefited the most. PAS, I do not know how it is going to reorganise itself. PKR we know practices nepotism, just ask Azmin.

As for the Indian votes, only some Indians votes came back to BN. Koh Tsu Koon has announced his retirement. Chua Soi Leik is not seeking re-election. In the West you lose, you retire. Brown retired. Here they are not morally strong enough to quit. Anwar stays on, Kit Siang stays on, Hadi stays on. Let me remind you, Anwar said he would retire if he failed to get to Putrajaya. Anwar does not keep his word. He will never retire, until the day he is on his deathbed he will still want to be PM.

Let’s recognise that nowhere in world is it easy to get a two-thirds majority. Urban voters everywhere in the world are anti-government. BN's strength lies in the rural areas. Yet too much time and money were wasted in urban areas where the results were almost certain.

Chinese votes for the opposition reached over 90%. Why? From your observation, why were the MCA and Gerakan rejected by the Chinese? We still remember in 2004 the situation was totally different.

I have explained at length the answer above. Chinese votes for the Pakatan reached 90% because they believed in Pakatan’s propaganda. This was at last the chance to reject the Malay-led BN.  We saw on polling day many Chinese came out in droves believing that Pakatan was going to win. They were all misled. Pakatan knew that they were not going to get the numbers. Imagine the Chinese voting for PAS, when they have seen what was happening in Kedah and Kelantan. Chinese voters were taken for a ride, told that they were going to make the difference. If Hindraf can affect the 2008 results, imagine what the Chinese with their bigger number can do. This was the line given and they swallowed it. In 2004, the Chinese gave the then PM with his clean image a chance but that got to BN’s head and 2008 was the result. In 2013, Pakatan tapped into the Chinese and urban psyche. The Chinese are practical people and if they felt that the votes could go either way, they would not take a chance and would choose stability over change; but if they believed that they could change the Government and win, then they did what you saw in GE13. But the Chinese normally bet on a minority horse.

By analysing the results, we can see the DAP won more seats this time and seats won by PKR and PAS were also close to their numbers in 2008. Does it mean Malay votes were still split? How about Indian votes?

Malay votes were split four ways. UMNO, PAS, Keadilan and fence-sitters. Lucky for BN, this time most went to UMNO. Less than 50% of Indian voters voted BN.

Why did the 1Malaysia plans, ETP, and transformation plans not work and cause BN a bigger loss?

I don't think people rejected 1Malaysia, ETP etc. The issues were not these. In all my earlier interviews I listed the rakyat’s concerns. These were and still are: 1) corruption, 2) good governance, 3) security, 4) education, 5) inflation, 6) urban poor, 7) young graduates. The government instead focused on giving handouts. You give dinner once, people thank you. Give them five times and they think you are trying to buy their votes.

Even though you have given your warning, the so-called Chinese Tsunami was too big to be stopped. But, is it fair to blame the Chinese for BN's not-so-good victory?

I have explained the Chinese tsunami. Of course, Pakatan have to say it was not a Chinese tsunami, otherwise they will be held responsible for this racial divide. Are they denying the Chinese voted en block and Malay votes were split? No one is blaming the Chinese, but this what it is.  As I said they were misled and they voted Pakatan but again it is their right to buy into that argument and vote to kick the BN out.

How to change their minds? Or should BN given up on the Chinese by promoting the Ketuanan Melayu sprit to rely more on the support of Malays?

You can always try and you must try to change their minds. You cannot give up on nearly 30% of your fellow citizens. But you have to address issues as in my answer to Question 6.

Ketuanan Melayu was when the Malays fought against the Malayan Union. Ketuanan Melayu was in the Federation of Malaya Agreement of 1948.  After 1957 and later in 1963, there was a constitutional Malaysia. All races have accepted the Constitution. It is a fine and well-balanced document.  Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore too accepted this document. The Constitution protects all citizens. We are all Malaysians. As I said, I'm born a Malay, you are born a Chinese. We don't choose to be Malay or Chinese, but you and I choose to be Malaysians. That is our choice. If I don't like to be a Malaysian, I can choose to be something else. So let us stay united and work hard and sincerely and make sure the country continues to prosper in peace.

Najib has offered a “reconciliation" plan. How serious is he? In addition, if this plan is necessary, how should Najib deal with it?

I am glad he offered reconciliation. He must be serious. You don't make statements you don't mean. You are a leader. But I read Pakatan has rejected his overtures, they talk about unity but do not practice it. Instead they offer preset conditions.  Are they sincere?  As leaders, the country must come first.

How is this so-called process of reconciliation ever going to take place when chauvinists and radicals still there to give their provoking remarks?

We, the rakyat must reject the chauvinists and the radicals. The government must take action against them. The Rakyat must show support against these people. The country must come first. Whatever you may think about the Malays, they have shown that they reject extremists. They rejected Perkasa, Ibrahim Ali and Zulkifly Nordin.

Some people say Najib is a lame duck Prime Minister. He not only has to think of how to regain the support of non-Malays but also has to guard against the wolves in his party. Will he encounter any problems when the party elections take place this year?

I have retired. I don't know what the mood is in the party. He has to explain to party members what went wrong. Is he going to be a lame duck PM? Cameron in the UK, Gilliard in Australia, Mohan Singh in India so far are okay even though in their cases they are ruling with razor-thin majorities.

UMNO has to remain united if it wants to get the support of Malays. Strengthen your rural support and the rest of the Malays will respect UMNO. If he explains to UMNO what went wrong then I think UMNO will accept and offer their support. It will take a bit of time with the Divisions and he has to make sure they continue to support him and he has to tell UMNO members that only UMNO is their saviour. I believe UMNO members will give him another chance. Those who are disloyal, you must punish them. But prove it with evidence.  You have the Opposition to deal with, you don’t need 'enemies in the blanket'.  You don’t need over three million members if they did not work or vote for you. It is better to have a smaller but committed membership who love the party and want what is best for it. For far too long, UMNO has had members who placed self-interest above the party.

Please analyse the result for Selangor. Far from what we expected, BN lost more seats and more popular votes this time despite thousands of good efforts.

Selangor was a disaster. When I got feedback on the problems on the ground, I sent many messages to the leadership. I spoke to Zain (Mohd Zain Mohamed, the BN Selangor Election Director). He assured me of victory, totally ignoring the voices on the ground. His own Ketua Pemuda stood against him and so many ketua bahagians campaigned against him.

I think Zain was the wrong choice. He was dropped from the Cabinet by Najib because obviously he didn’t think much of his ability, and then you then appoint him as Selangor UMNO Secretary. I don't understand Najib’s logic. When you all asked me at the last interview, I said there were problems of wrong candidates. Ketua Bahagians were not happy. Among UMNO (members) sabotage was everywhere. I told Zain a list of state seats that were in trouble. Zain said yes a bit of problem but BN would win. In all those seats that were on my list, BN lost. With the wrong candidates, not going to the ground, ignoring divisional chiefs, not visiting your members and voters, and sabotage, you couldn't win. 

When I was in Negeri Sembilan campaigning on Friday night, I got a message that the Bukit Selambau state seat under the Merbok Parlimentary seat was in trouble.  I got back to KL at 2am and a few hours later, early on Saturday morning, I flew to Kedah. They were still quarrelling about the state candidate, even when it was one day before polling. I told them they were crazy. Just vote BN. I told them they had half a day left to campaign and go together and campaign and be seen to be united. They lost by 500 votes because they closed their pondok panas by 4pm, confident that they had won. I SMSed you by noon that BN won Merbok but the Indians there had to quarrel even at the last minute about candidates and we lost. We were our own worst enemies.

As well as in Penang. Before 5 May, BN seemed to have some hope as the 1Malaysia welfare group had organised many free dinners around Penang and free concerts. They tried to attract the voters with money and presents. But, all efforts proved useless. Why?

These people are amateurs. They are silly people. They think they are clever and throw money around. Better give to charity. Why did BN allow stupid events like these? People were insulted because they knew you thought they could be bought with money, concerts and dinners.  So they came to relax, have free makan and  be entertained. This is an election. It’s a serious matter. Let Anwar be the entertainer.