Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Revealing PR’s Plans Of Chaos

Pakatan Rakyat’s plan to trigger chaos during GE13 has been revealed. Even the strategies of attacks and fabricating issues has been told to public. They include bringing in Anwar’s doppelganger from Thailand and launching chaos such as bombing operation room etc.
However, that is just the start. We know that the climax of their plan is to trigger a huge riot.
It will begin with riot in a few places during voting day. The riot will then spread via social media and turned to a big issue until many fall for the story. From there, election result will be rejected, open rejection are made in a huge scale which then people will be told to doubt and be angry over the government. In the end, demonstration on GE13 will be held in Kuala Lumpur, with the hope of bringing the government down.
It is not impossible that this demonstration will kick start a lot earlier, as soon as election results come in. If this happens, this means that they will take their places around Kuala Lumpur once they officially lose the election.
PR might need a huge surprising incident such as murder attempts or the murder of an influence leader during the riot in order to take it to the next level.
Whatever it is, the important thing for us is to understand their detailed plans.
An article from Outsyedthebox, seem to have agreed with my opinion where chaos will take place at the most strategic venue, Jalan Pudu. the blog gave a clearer description by taking the example of BERSIH demonstration back in July 9, 2011.
During the demonstration, we saw how supporters rallied at Jalan Pudu, Menara Maybank, Puduraya and Tung Shin Hospital instead of Dataran Merdeka, their ‘favourite’ place.
Their intention is to break the link between Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan TAR, Jalan Imbi and Jalan Bukit Bintang all at once.
If this happens, the whole Kuala Lumpur will come to a halt once traffic’s clogged up, and by then, riot can come to the maximum level. The incident of beating up police as well as the public is also possible. By then, foreign media should ‘coincidentally’ be there, with the headline ‘Malaysian Spring’.
If this plan is implemented during voting day, they might not be able to call up a huge number of supporters to cause a riot. However, this provides them an advantage as most leaders will be at a single area to celebrate the victory. They can simply surround the whole venue. However, this is worst case scenario, which may be impossible to be achieved.
Other than voting day, days which needs attention would be oath reciting day after GE where they will try their best to stop it.
However, the matter of when the riot would happen is significant as it will continue from now until the objective is reached.
What is certain, triggering chaos through the internet is not something tough because DAP’s Red Bean Army are prepared. With only 2,000 cyber troopers who each have 20-50 social networking site profiles, there is no doubt that they could spread negative perception to millions of people in no time.
This will be the excuse for foreign entities to take these perceptions as something serious, where they would then intervene with matters in this country.
This situation already happened around the world even before the era of internet. In most cases, bloodshed is a sure thing. The question of how big the scale of rakyat would be ‘sacrificed’ for this, depends on which side gives more benefit to the foreign power.
Syria, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan have gone through that. Do we really want to end up like them too?

GE13: However you clean, some ink will still be visible, says EC

The Election Commission has again given the assurance that the indelible ink to be marked on the finger of voters this Sunday cannot be completely washed off.
No matter how hard one tries to remove the stain on their finger, there will still be a bit visible on the skin, said deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.
“I am confident it is not possible to wash off the ink stain 100%. The ink is made of silver nitrate. Maybe one can scrape off the ink on their fingernail but the skin around the nail will still show a bit of ink,” he told reporters.
“Clerks at the polling centres are equipped with magnifying glasses and they will check all the fingers of the voter before allowing the person to vote,” he added.
Even if someone managed to remove the ink, he said, it would still be impossible for that person to vote twice because the electoral roll would show that the person had already voted.
“Once a person votes, the name will be struck off the electoral roll. So there is no way anyone can vote twice,” said Wan Ahmad who was here to oversee the advanced voting process.
He was responding to claims over the internet that some early voters could wash off the ink from their finger.
Wan Ahmad said he observed that some voters had tried to clean their fingers with tissue paper immediately after the ink was applied.
“This may wipe off some of the ink because it is not completely dried. I propose that on May 5, the EC will not provide tissue paper at the polling centres,” he said.

GE 13 : Don't Repeat GE12 Mistake By Voting For The Opposition - Najib

 Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Tuesday advised voters in constituencies won by the opposition in the last general election against repeating their mistake of voting for the opposition candidates again in the 13th general election on Sunday.

The prime minister said that after five years, they could see for themselves the failure of their elected representatives and also of the states ruled by the Opposition, including Kedah, but they still had a chance to rectify the situation.

"The mistake made can be rectified on May 5. You were misguided before. It's alright. It's alright to make a mistake once. Don't make the same mistake twice," he said when addressing a gathering at Padang Keda, Pekan Baru Keda, Kupang, near here.

Najib said Muslims in the country should look at Islam in a wider context because Islam is "syumul" (holistic).

"Islam is about morals. Islam is about welfare. Islam is about knowledge. Islam is not symbolised by that large moon (PAS logo). That is too convenient. Buildings are painted green. If that's not enough, even the fence is green. That is just a symbol.

"We should have an agenda to develop Islam. Islam teaches us to do good. If one has to criticise (others), one must do so properly. Don't insult, embarrass and disunite society. That is not Islam, that's evil" he said.

Najib said a responsible government would build a civilisation and it was for this reason that the BN had initiated the agenda of national transformation to realise that objective.

"(We are) unlike the (opposition) Pakatan Rakyat, which makes empty promises. They do not speak the truth. If we want to make change, there has to be a vision and the capability to translate the agenda into reality," he said.

Najib said the price of rubber in the market was declining and added that the government had instructed Risda to give aid of RM500 to every smallholder to ease their burden.

"That is why the people have more confidence in us (the BN)," he added.

GE13: Groups come out to support Nasir over PAS in Kota Damansara

Several groups including local DAP branch leaders have come out in support of Parti Sosialis Malaysia's (PSM) Kota Damansara candidate Dr Mohd Nasir Hashim following continued defiance from PAS members who are still campaigning for their candidate despite orders not to do so by their party's top leadership.
Lawyer Michael Wong representing the group calling themselves the Community Organisations and Associations said “despite the recent directive given by PAS secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali, a group of PAS supporters have campaigned even more aggressively for their candidate in Kota Damansara."
“They are still campaigning door to door, distributing leaflets including telling votes here that the directive issued by Mustafa is false,” he said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Wong added that the action of the group of PAS supporters from the Subang parliamentary constituency had caused confusion amongst Pakatan Rakyat supporters who are now questioning who to cast their ballots for.
Also voicing her support for Nasir was Bawani K.S, the Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (Jerit) coordinator who gained famed over the listen, listen, listen' spat with Suara Wanita 1Malaysia (SW1M) chairman Sharifah Zohra Jabeen Syed Shah Miskin.
“We have only five days before the polls and we urged them to work together with us and not confuse the voters,” she said.
Also present were DAP Subang branch chairman Chang Chan Man, DAP Setia Alam branch chairman James Ng and DAP Bukti Jelutung branch chairman Asri Ahmad who backed Mohd Nasir as Pakatan Rakyat's sole candidate for the seat.
When contacted, Mustafa, who is in Sabah, confirmed he had issued the order to PAS candidate Ridzuan Ismail to stop campaigning, adding that PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu had also called on Ridzuan to heed the party's order.
“I will call my secretary at PAS headquarters to give Ridzuan a call to ask him to abide by the party's decision,” he said.
Mohd Nasir, who is contesting under a PKR banner, is facing a tough battle defending the seat which he won after defeating Barisan Nasional's Zein Isma Ismail with a 1,075-vote majority in the last poll.
Beside Ridzuan , the Kota Damansara seat is being contested by Barisan's Halimatun Saadiah Bohan and independents Edrus Abdullah, Halmi Omar and A. Suppiah in a six-cornered fight.
On Saturday, Mustafa announced that PAS would withdraw' from the contest in Kota Damansara and directed the PAS machinery there to halt campaigning for Ridzuan and assist Mohd Nasir instead.
On Monday, PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was reported to have clarified the issue at a ceremah in Paya Jeras that he and PKR president Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had issued Mohd Nasir's candidate authorisation letter as the Pakatan's leadership had agreed on his candidacy for the seat.
On April 21, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang drew the ire of Mohd Nasir when he told a crowd at a ceramah in Marang that there was PKR candidate who subscribed to Marxism.

GE13: Vote wisely and don’t unravel 56 years of good work, says Muhyiddin

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has appealed to voters to make the right choice on polling day, reminding them that placing their trust in a wrong party will unravel all the good things that the government has done in the last 56 years.
"We are now facing a serious threat from the Opposition. They want to change and undo all that Barisan Nasional has done in uniting the people of all races and developing the country.
"The people of all races are living well now and they all live in harmony alongside each other without any mistrust.
"Yet the Opposition want to deny our contribution, claiming that Barisan is too old," said Muhyiddin at a people's gathering at Kampung Yap Tau Sah near here Tuesday.
He said what makes Malaysia special is the fact that the people of various races and religions are able to live together without fear and distrust and this was possible because of the political stability.
"Why then should we ubah (change)? There is no unrest, expcet for those caused by the illegal demonstrations organised by the Opposition.
"They are the ones who practice the politics of slander, gangsterism and making racist statements.
"They accused me and Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman of being racist. They are actually 10 times more racist than me," he added.

GE13: Policeman’s wife and two children killed in car crash on the way to vote

An early morning family road trip turned tragic when the wife and two children of a Bukit Aman officer was killed in a car crash on their way to vote.
Supt Ghazali Daud, 49, from the Bukit Aman Religious and Counselling Unit, was on his way to Terengganu with his wife and five children for early voting.
In the 3.45am incident, Ghazali lost control of his multi-purpose vehicle before landing in a ditch on KM27 of the Jalan Kuala Terengganu-Kuala Berang near Wakaf Tapai.
State police chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Jamshah Mustapa said Ghazali's wife Haniza Abdul Rahman, 40, son Ahmad Firdaus Izzudin, 11, and daughter Nur Aliah Adibah, 11, were killed in the crash.
Ghazali and three of his kids Nur Aliah Afifah, seven, Nur Aliah Atikah, six, and Aina Yusro, three, sustained severe injuries while 12-year-old Ahmad Fahmi Izzudin and seven-month-old Akilah Husna sustained light injuries.
Jamshah said the injured victims were taken to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah hospital for treatment while the deceased were sent to the Kuala Berang hospital for post-mortem.
The bodies were claimed by family members for burial at Kampung Gong Pak Jin in Gong Badak on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Ghazali's eldest son Ahmad Fahmi told reporters that they only decided to head back to Terengganu on Monday evening.
"My mother said dad wanted to go back to Terengganu to vote. We left Kuala Lumpur at around 10.15pm," said Ahmad Fahmi, who injured his right foot in the accident.
He said most of the family members were sleeping during the journey, and he was awakened by the sound of screeching tyres.
"The car lost control and then landed in a ditch. I remembered my dad screaming in pain and I think I fainted after that," said Ahmad Fahmi, who was still traumatised by the incident.
Deputy Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, who was in Terengganu to oversee the early voting process by police officers, visited Ghazali and his family at the hospital with Jamshah yesterday.

GE13: Barisan questions Selangor state land sale made after dissolution

Barisan Nasional has questioned the sale of state land for RM1.3bil by the state government which was inked after dissolution of the state assembly.
Selangor Barisan deputy election director Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed asked why the Pakatan-led state government rushed the transaction involving 1,172 acres of land in Canal City near Kota Kemuning as the caretaker government.
He also suggested that the sale should have been RM100 per square foot, instead of the transacted price of RM25 per square foot.
The land was sold to Dijaya Corp Bhd by Permodalan Negeri Selangor Bhd (PNSB), a subsidiary under Mentri Besar Inc (MBI).

GE 13 : DAP Tries (and Fails) to Appear Multi-Ethnic

Despite the DAP's best efforts ahead of GE13 to portray itself as multicultural, it remains a Chinese-dominated party where Malays and Indian members find little acceptance.
So while the party continues to criticise PAS' hudud agenda, the DAP is just as guilty of being single-minded when it comes to race and interlinked issues. In fact, the party often seems the Chinese mirror image of PAS.
From its shabby treatment of former vice-president Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, to the fiasco over its disputed Central Executive Committee (CEC) election, the DAP has ridden roughshod over the rights of its non-Chinese members.
Tunku Aziz was the senior-most Malay leader of the DAP – joining in 2008 as vice-chairman – till he was forced to leave last year by the Lim dynasty for speaking his mind against Bersih 3.0.
Bereft of a senior Malay face, the DAP has since struggled to attract voters from the majority community.
Its credibility was further damaged by its internal election last December where DAP delegates were to elect 20 leaders into the party's top decision-making body, the CEC. After only Chinese members were 'elected' to the CEC, it was discovered that the vote count had been fudged. Despite this blot on its reputation, the DAP has so far refused to hold a fresh internal election in a transparent manner.
Again, while choosing candidates for GE13, the DAP leadership has gone to town claiming that it has fielded non-Chinese candidates.
But on closer scrutiny, it turns out that the DAP has fielded these non-Chinese candidates only in Malay strongholds where they stand no chance. Chinese candidates, meanwhile, have got the safe Chinese-majority constituencies, where they know they can win.
The party is therefore aware of where its core support lies, and the Lim dynasty hypocritically manipulates it, while claiming to everyone else that it is a multi-ethnic party.
The DAP's racist underpinnings were exposed in 2011 when two prominent DAP leaders in Perak were caught making racist comments against Indians.
First Nga Kor Ming, the DAP Perak secretary, called Perak Mentri Besar Dr. Zambry Abdul Kadir a "metallic black person". This was in September 2011 at a DAP ceramah, a video clip of which surfaced later. As if that wasn't enough, he followed it up by calling Dr. Zambry a 'haram jadah' or bastard.
And then in December 2011, his cousin Ngeh Koo Kam, the party's Perak chairman, tweeted that Indians are "Not as stupid as they think they are". The tweet was naturally removed from his twitter page later.
Both these racist politicians tried to backtrack after people reacted in outrage, but their clumsy efforts only compounded their misery.
Perhaps the more telling issue was DAP's response to the whole sordid affair.
The party command remained uncharacteristically silent. Not a word from Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, or even Karpal Singh. The trio that never tires of raising their voices against injustice, were apparently tongue-tied when the perpetrators were from their own party.
As for Nga and Negh, they are now being fielded as DAP candidates in GE13.
So despite the token presence of Karpal as the party's national chairman, the DAP continues to push its Chinese-first policies, while trying to convince sceptical Malay and Indian voters that it is somehow multi-racial.
This awkward balancing act is bound to collapse under the weight of its own contradictions. The racial divisions within the DAP are just too large to cover up.

GE 13 : Single-Minded PAS is the Greatest Threat to Malaysia’s Racial Harmony

In the years leading up to GE13, clever PAS started to sell us a fairy tale about its multi-racial appeal. It sought to show it is not racist because - look! - the head of the PAS Supporters Congress is a Chinese gentleman named Hu Pang Chow.
His job has been to convince non-Muslims and therefore non-Malays that they have nothing to fear under PAS rule; such as explaining away the role of Islamic officials in Kelantan, whose actions forever seem to target Chinese shopkeepers and even a Chinese teenager giving his girlfriend a piggyback.
Of course, it's all a PR stunt and Pang Chow is just ethnic window dressing, a fact confirmed on nomination day by the seat he was given to contest at GE13. Ayer Hitam is an MCA stronghold retained with a 14,000 vote margin at GE12. PAS have plonked their token Chinese man there because they don't care if he wins or loses.
Pang Chow is just one example of how clever PAS can be. It pretends it is unsophisticated in the ways of political spin but actually, when it comes to masking its bigoted core, it is as shrewd as they come. The Islamist party has very successfully used Pang Chow as part of its multi-racial mythology just as it manages to downplay hard evidence of the threat it poses to non-Malays.
Summonses against Chinese hairdressers in Kelantan? That's a local issue, says PAS HQ. It has nothing to do with us. The party has also long claimed hudud will only ever be applied to Muslims, but has never explained how its proposed two tier-tiered justice system would fit with a constitution that maintains all men are equal under the law.
The truth is that non-Muslims have everything to fear from PAS, the party which is the biggest single threat to racial harmony in Malaysia because of how it is set to impose its will on other races. Those Chinese girls walking through our shopping malls in skimpy shorts better cover up!
Vulnerable Indians know this; hence they are set to return to BN at GE13, where hudud is not an option. Deep down, many Chinese DAP voters know this too, but they fall for the comforting story that PAS can somehow be contained by 72-year-old Karpal Singh, shaking his finger in the direction of the Islamists.
But not everyone is that trusting. Johor DAP deputy chairman Norman Fernandez Sunday broke ranks to warn "non-Muslims must realise that PAS will do what it has set out to do if it gains power".
"The question for non-Muslims is whether non-Muslims are prepared to risk it all with PAS," he added, thus exploding the Pakatan myth that PAS is somehow controllable.
There are other truths about PAS, which non-Muslim voters must not forget. One is that since it is contesting 73 federal seats to DAP's 50 and is the biggest party in the coalition, it could well be the kingmaker in a Pakatan government. Secondly, we all know it still harbours dreams about "PM Hadi"; and third, there are many within the party who would gladly wreck the coalition for the sake of its religious agenda. Their public response to the "Allah" issue proved this.
PAS is the greatest threat to racial harmony because it wants its religious agenda to dominate the entire nation. Deep down, even the most ardent Pakatan Rakyat supporters should begin to realise this before they make the biggest mistake of their voting lives.

GE 13 : Which Party Can Keep Our Multi-Racial, Multi-Religious Nation Peaceful and Prosperous?

The Barisan Nasional formula has helped Malaysia progress for 55 years as a harmonious, multi-racial country. Tolerance for the minority, and respect for the majority. Subsidies to those in need, regardless of race. Opportunities without regard to race or religion. Respect for Bumiputra privileges as a means to social equality, not superiority, and protection for minority rights.
It is also the formula Pakatan Rakyat has adopted in its manifesto. Yet, even while adopting BN's formula, they promise to end BN's "discriminatory" practices.
The evidence suggests that they are not being honest about their policies, and that therefore they will be unable to follow through on their promise to do exactly as BN has since Merdeka.
The first clue that Pakatan is not being honest about their policies is that they pretend that Article 153 of the Constitution does not exist. Neither the article nor its substance is mentioned in Pakatan's manifesto. Article 153 has been a source of some strife inside of Pakatan for years, with the DAP determined to work around it, PAS determined to preserve it, and PKR shifting, depending on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's mood. If they cannot admit the constitutional requirement of Bumiputera privileges, how can they deal with it?
BN recognises that Article 153 exists and embraces it – with policy that both provides Bumiputera privileges and policies that work around it. Thus, the Iskandar Malaysia project is specifically exempt from Article 153's requirements, and under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, BN has transformed Government assistance to be needs-based, rather than race-based.
The entire 1Malaysia programme, such as BR1M, is targeted to the greater rakyat, rather than to Malays alone. Race-based subsidies are to be a temporary assistance, rather than a permanent crutch.
Bahasa Malaysia is the language of Malaysia, but vernacular and religious schools are supported as a part of the national system. This is a change from when Anwar was Education Minister and Chinese education was disadvantaged, but Najib has led on this issue since he took over that portfolio.
Pakatan claims to offer the same things in its manifesto, yet does not offer specific policies. If Pakatan intends to change the system as they claim, why can they not identify what changes they would make?
Pakatan's greater dishonesty is in its very parties. Policy is a good thing, but without the right personnel, it is empty. Who trusts the DAP to run a racially neutral policy? The party forced out its most prominent Malays and is running only Chinese candidates in its safest districts. Who can trust PAS to show tolerance for non-Muslims when its own governance in Kelantan was an attempt to enforce Islamic law on non-Muslims?
To keep a multi-racial, multi-religious nation peaceful and prosperous is a rare achievement. BN has shown the ability to craft a policy and identity for all Malaysians. Pakatan promises the same thing, but provides only proof that it will fail.

"Detain Me, Drag Me To Court..." - Tun Mahathir

 "Detain me, drag me to the court! I will still repeat my statement that (DAP adviser) Lim Kit Siang is a racist and he is indeed a racist," alleged former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

Mahathir said DAP chairman Karpal Singh's statement that he would be detained and charged in court if the opposition captured Putrajaya in the 13th General Election (GE13), was to stop him from revealing more details about Lim's character as a racist.

"I am shocked, I have turned pale (sarcasm)...because DAP chairman Karpal Singh wants to detain me due to my revelation that DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang is a racist.

"DAP only wants to contest in areas with a Chinese majority because they are only accepted by the Chinese and DAP's action clearly shows that they (DAP) are racist," he said when speaking at a gathering in Kampung Padang Jual, Johol, here, today.

Yesterday, Karpal was reported to have said the opposition would detain the former Prime Minister and charge him in court for accusing Lim Kit Siang as a racist, if the opposition took over Putrajaya after the GE13.

Mahathir alleged that apart from DAP, its ally PAS were also a racist party since they (PAS) only contested in Malay majority areas, especially in Kelantan and Terengganu, unlike UMNO and MCA who contest in all constituencies throughout the country, without preference for any race majority.

Mahathir also alleged that Kelantan Menteri Besar and PAS spiritual adviser Datuk Abdul Nik Aziz Nik Mat was a hypocrite since he had performed the Friday prayers at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque in Putrajaya, to garner votes.

"Earlier PAS had said they would auction off Putrajaya but now they (PAS) are not interested in auctioning off Putrajaya but more interested in conquering the administrative capital of the country...why not build an administrative centre like Putrajaya in Kelantan," he asked.

Also present were his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and BN's Johol state assembly seat candid date Abu Samah Mahat.

Civil Servants Express Disappointment Over 'Kera' Word by General (R) Tan Sri Md Hashim Hussein.

Civil servants have expressed their disappointment over the word 'kera' (monkey), which they were labelled by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate for Johor Baharu parliamentary seat General (R) Tan Sri Md Hashim Hussein.

Many of them are in the opinion that such a statement such not be issued by a former top military officer, even though he had joined the opposition party.

Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Public Relations Officer Major Kamarulzaman Ali, 41, said Md Hashim should be thankful to the goverment as he was once a part of the civil service.

"He should be proud to have served in the government and shouldn't go on condemning the government after his retirement.

"When he labelled the civil servants as 'kera', he is also insulting himself because the majority of them (opposition members) are also former civil servants," he told Bernama here today.

For RMAF Subang Warrant Officer Mohdan Amran, 38, such a rude statement should not be issued by any candidates in their bid to fish for votes.

"I think if we want to campaign, we still have to do it in a respectable manner, especially in this multi-racial society. We should't touch anybody's sensitivity," he said.

A Customs Department clerk in Putrajaya, Noraziah Ramli, 30, on the other hand, felt that Md Hashim was being ungrateful like a person who had forgotten his root.

"He shouldn't have said that. As civil servants, we will remain satisfied and supportive to the government's decisions and policies.

"We also promised to stay loyal to the government which had done so much for the people," she added.

BN Has Big Plans For Johor - Najib

Barisan Nasional (BN) has big plans for Johor and wants the people in the state to give a strong mandate to it in the general election this Sunday, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Prime Minister, who is also BN chairman, said the people of Johor must make a wise choice on Sunday because their decision would have a deep impact on the future of the state.

"We (BN) have a vision and big plans for the people of Johor. Its big, we have big plans for Johor, choose wisely on May 5 because it will have an impact on the future of Johor," he told a gathering at Kolej Universiti Selatan here today.

According to Najib, a wrong decision on May 5 would not only derail the momentum of development in Johor but would also create a new political culture in Johor.

Najib said the people of Johor would face a new political culture if the opposition was given the opportunity to set foot in Johor in the election, which would be politics of confrontation and disunity.

Foon Yew High School Receives 100th Anniversary Gift From Najib

Foon Yew High School, the largest Chinese independent high school in Malaysia, celebrates its 100th anniversary today with a special gift from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Najib, in 'An Evening with the Prime Minister' event organised by Johor Baharu Barisan Nasional (BN) here, approved the construction of the second branch of Foon Yew High School in Seri Alam, Pasir Gudang.

"I hereby announce that the government has approved the construction of the second branch of Foon Yew School," he said.

He said the construction of the new branch of the school was vital to accommodate the rising number of its students.

Meanwhile, Foon Yew High School Management Committee vice-chairman Tong Sing Chuan, when met at the event, said there were indeed very happy with the announcement.

"We will build the new branch on an eight-hectare site in Seri Alam, Pasir Gudang. The first branch of the school is 10 years old now and can no longer accommodate the rising number of students," he said.

Tong said there were over 10,000 students currently studying at the school's main campus in Stulang and its first branch in Kulaijaya.

It is estimated that about 6,000 students would sit for the school's entrance examination each year.

"We are thankful to Najib for approving the construction of the second branch of our school. This is indeed a very special gift for the school's 100th anniversary," he said.

PAS Not Creative In Developing Kelantan - Ibrahim Ali

Malays right wing movement Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali said Kelantan was backward compared to other states in the country because the PAS leadership was devoid of any creativity or innovativeness where development was concerned.

He said they instead were quick to blame the federal government for their own inadequacies.

"Even if they (PAS) get the oil royalty they are demanding (from the federal government, they will be clueless on how to spend the money because they have a serious thinking problem. No investment seminars, no overseas visits to attract investor, nothing.

"They are only good at saying they cannot carry out projects because the Federal government is blocking oil royalty due to them," he told reporters here today.

Ibrahim, who is an Independent candidate for the Pasir Mas parliamentary seat in the general election this Sunday, added that PAS's only strategy was to use the oil royalty issue and Islam to woo support from the people.

Locals Want Segamat To Remain Under BN

The Segamat parliamentary constituency is among the hot seats in the 13th general election, especially when looking at the fact the opposition has hatched an ambitious plan to penetrate Johor.

The incumbent Datuk Dr S.Subramaniam from Barisan Nasional (BN) will be challenged by Datuk Chua Jui Meng, a BN renegade and former health minister who is contesting on a Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) ticket.

While political analysts expect Chua to give a tough fight against BN, the locals are hoping that they will remain under BN which understands the local aspirations and has worked out a comprehensive development plan for Segamat.

The Segamat parliamentary constituency has 47,115 voters and encompasses the Buloh Kasap and Jementah state seats.

The Jementah state seat will see a contest between its two-term incumbent Dr Lee Hong Tee from BN and Tan Cheng Choon from DAP, while for the Buloh Kasap state seat, Johor Puteri Umno head Norshida Ibrahim makes a debut by taking on ' Firdaus Masod from PAS.

A local in the Jementah constituency, Tan Mong Cho, 55, said the development efforts, peace and the vast improvement of facilities in the area was due to the hard work of the BN leaders.

"They always go to the ground, they will do their best to find a solution. So, we don't need outsiders' help," he said, referring to Chua.

A restaurant operator in Buloh Kasap, Low See Leong, 60, noted that regardless of who the opposition candidates were, they would not succeed in penetrating the BN fortress and what more when the BN representatives had fulfilled their pledges.

"Throughout the six terms that BN represented Buloh Kasap, many of the people's woes were resolved. It is also easy to do business here. Now they are fielding younger candidates, so I hope they too will bring more changes and help the people," he said.

Estate worker Balan Doraisamy, 49, said regardless of who the opposition fielded in Segamat, it was not ready to see the winds of change as BN had fulfilled all its promises made in the last elections.

"I will give my support to the candidate who can keep his word and not just make empty promises to be in power. I hope the locals will be smart enough to make the right choice," he said.

Felda Palong Timur employee, Misnan Ghani, 52, said the incumbent MP's ability in helping Felda settlers was a testament to BN's capability as the ruling government.

He said although a new face had been fielded for the (Buloh Kasap) state seat this time, BN's leadership had a proven track record which showed that any area under it would never be left out.

BN has done a lot for the Segamat parliamentary constituency including finding a solution to the flood problem that previously caused hundreds of families to be evacuated and damage to their properties.

In 2012, the federal government allocated almost RM200 million to mitigate floods caused by Sungai Muar that also involved works to raise the Gemas-Johor Baharu double railway tracks, creating an embankment to prevent waters from the lower Sungai Segamat and Sungai Genuang inundating low-lying areas.

Also, the proposed four-lane highway connecting Segamat with the North-South Expressway in Tangkak is set to attract investors to turn Segamat town into a new business hub.

The palm oil and rubber industry is the main income source for the locals here and Segamat is set to see significant changes when BN fulfils its pledge to diversify the employment opportunities for the locals.

GE13: Gelang Patah will be returned to MCA in next GE, says Najib

JOHOR BARU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat will be returned to the MCA in the next general election.
He said the seat has always been MCA's and would go back to the party in the 14th general election.
"This is just temporary. This is just a five-year TOL (temporary occupational license)," he said in his speech during a dinner with various non-governmental organisations at the Southern University College here Monday night.
The seat is being contested by Mentri Besar Datuk Ghani Othman and DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.
Najib also said that he agreed that a Chinese vernacular school be built in Iskandar Malaysia.
“(MCA president) Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek whispered to me earlier that the Iskandar Malaysia region needs a Chinese school and I agree to his suggestion.
“MCA can help find an under-enrolled rural Chinese school to be relocated to complete the education system in the Iskandar Malaysia region.
“Then not only will we have 12 universities in the area but we will also have a new Chinese school so that parents can easily send their kids to school,” he said.
It was Najib's first visit to the college as Prime Minister.

GE13: Police probe blogger Milo Suam for public mischief

The owner of the blog Milo Suam will be investigated for election offences including creating public mischief and spreading false information, says Bukit Aman
Commercial CID director Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said the Police Integrated Media Action Plan unit tracked the owner of Milo Suam who claimed that policemen had voted earlier than expected.
The blog owner will be investigated under the Elections Act 1958, the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 and Section 505 of the Penal Code for uttering statements that tantamount to mischief.
Syed Ismail said police managed to detect the spread of rumours in the print and electronic media fast via the unit.
The unit was formed last year has staff on duty 24 hours daily to monitor and track false information online, including social sites.

GE13: Stick to treating patients, Mohd Ali tells campaigning doctor

Chief  Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam has chided medical staff for getting involved in politics.

He said several patients at a hospital in the state had urged the Health Ministry to look into a case of a doctor for spending much time campaigning for the Opposition instead of patients.
He was commenting on a doctor, who is a medical unit head at a rural government hospital in Alor Gajah, who is alleged to openly campaign for the Opposition.
Speaking at the opening of the new hospital here, Mohd Ali, who is now contesting the Bukit Katil parliamentary seat, said a number of patients have been denied treatment due to the action of the doctor.
"It is against medical ethics to mix work with politics," he said.
"He shouldn't be campaigning even for Barisan Nasional as his profession discourages direct involvement in politics," Mohd Ali added.
He revealed that the doctor's subordinates had also raise concerns about his political involvement during working hours.
"I hope the Health Ministry can look into the matter before it gets out of hand," he said.

GE 13 : Accept Me As An Old Friend, Says Abdul Ghani

"Please accept me as your old friend. I've been with you for 18 years, take me not as a former menteri besar, but simply as an old friend, so that we can come together to form a stronger government."

That is the call made by Menteri Besar of Johor Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman on the people here Monday.

While admitting that it was not all perfect in his 18 years of service, Abdul Ghani said he believed and hoped that he had discharged all the responsibilities entrusted to him by the people of Johor to the best of his ability.

Contesting for the 'hot' Gelang Patah parliamentary seat in the May 5 polls, the menteri besar also called on the people to defend the state to enable Barisan Nasional (BN) to form a stronger government and continue implementing all its development plans.

"To continue the implementation (of the plans), I would like to call on the people from all walks of life in Johor to give our supports to the BN to form a new government."

Abdul Ghani said this at the people's gathering with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Pekan Nanas here today, which was also attended by Najib's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Also present were Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan, as well as BN candidates Datuk Wee Jack Seng (Tanjung Piai), Suhaimi Salleh (Kukup) and Wong You Fong (Pekan Nanas).

Monday, April 29, 2013

GE 13 : 400 more quit Pakatan Rakyat to join SUPP

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) suffered a setback when its stalwarts and 400 supporters from Kampung Taee threw their support to Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Richard Riot Jaem on Saturday.
Speaking to The Borneo Post here Saturday, Tegas Tusen, 66 (DAP) and Rusli Eyong, 41, (PKR), said they had lost confidence in their parties and decided to support BN.
Rusli, who had been PKR Serian Youth leader since 2008, added that there would be major shifts in political alliance to BN here, which he expected to occur anytime before the polling day on May 5, while dismissing the opposition’s claim that there would be a toss-up between the ruling BN and PR in the constituency.
“Some 400 more members of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) from Kampung Taee in Serian parliamentary constituency have quit the party and applied to join Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP),” he said.
The group, he claimed, followed the footsteps of more than 200 PKR and DAP members from Tebedu who had done the same thing a week before nomination day.
Awang Landon, incumbent MP Datuk Richard Riot Jaem’s private secretary and chief operations officer accepted the membership application forms from the group’s representative, Matthew Jusses, who was also Serian DAP’s chief operations officer for the election.
Present to witness the event were PBB leaders from Tebedu and Kedup, Dr Simon Sindang and Gabriel Kajeh respectively.

Mattew said they were convinced that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would be able to take the country’s development to greater heights.
“Datuk Najib does not make empty promises but fulfils pledges, more so for the benefit of the low-income people in the rural who most appreciate it, but Pakatan Rakyat representatives in Sarawak did not fulfil the many promises it had made,” he said.
Former PKR member David Chaipin, 51, from Kampung Baru said he was a founding member of Serian PKR and had seen PKR’s influence in Mambong and here waning.
Tebedu SUPP branch chairman Manjah Lesis, 62, from Kampung Tepoi said more Bidayuhs from villages in Tebedu were convinced that only BN could help them.

GE13: MCA's Bagan candidate Chua challenges Guan Eng to debate

Bagan MCA Youth chief and parliamentary candidate David Chua Teik Siang has challenged DAP incumbent Lim Guan Eng to a debate.
Chua said he would like to take on Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general and Penang caretaker Chief Minister, to debate on development and social issues in Bagan.
"The debate will be on Lim's performance as an MP over the past five years as well as the performance of his two executive councillors, Phee Boon Poh and Lim Hock Seng, who were also Sungai Puyu and Bagan Jermal assemblyman respectively.
"I will also raise matters about problems in Bagan Dalam and on the performance of incumbent A. Tanasekharan," he told the press here Monday
On Saturday, Chua unveiled his five-point manifesto and pledged to look into constructing 2,000 low-cost units, to defend culture for all races and protect freedom of speech, education, enhancing welfare and combating crime in Bagan.
On April 21, Chua had also challenged Hock Seng to a debate at Dataran Demokrasi in Mak Mandin on the Rumah Hijau issue.
However, the debate could not be carried out smoothly as supporters, especially those from DAP, disrupted the process with jeers and shoutings.


If Tun Mahathir's 2nd Richest In The World, Anwar's 1st?

Despite of being retired, Tun Mahathir remain as the opposition's biggest nemesis. His determination in helping BN for the coming GE13 is really making things tough for the opposition.
Up to a point where they can no longer stop Tun Mahathir's aura and unable to stop his words from inspiring others, and they start to question why isn't he dead yet. They also can no longer hide their personal vengeance against him by openly stated how they want to imprison him once they took over Putrajaya.
At the same time, their cyber troopers have been ordered to attack Tun Mahathir. Thus, various articles are published against him. Few of the interesting ones include the story on how he is the 2nd richest man in the world, published by a pro-opposition blog.
"The weirdest thing happened yesterday when the name of former Premier, Tun Mahathir mysteriously erased from Wikipedia's list which informs the amount of asset owned by current and retired leaders in countries around the world. With 53 references, Wikipedia has listed Mahathir as the second richest world leader, behind Egypt President, Hosni Mubarak who has assets worth around US $40 to US$ 70 billion."
Somehow, this information was taken from Wikipedia, however, soon after they browsed through it, it was gone. It is uncertain why did they mentioned it was erased all of the sudden. Are they trying to describe that Wikipedia is under the control of Tun Mahathir or BN?
Thing is, whenever we browse through Wikipedia regarding Malaysian political figures, or even Google for them, we will find most of the information often biased towards the opposition. Thus, where is the logic that Wikipedia, google, or even yahoo, are controlled by Tun Mahathir or BN.
It is weird to find out about the information on Tun Mahathir's asset only revealed just before GE13. For the past 22 years before he retired, nothing like this ever came up. With the opposition labelling him as 'corrupt', why isn't there any effort to drag him to court? If the opposition could make an attempt to sue him over seditious charge on Anwar, why not charge him over corruption issue?
If the excuse is that the court is not fair as it is in the control of Tun Mahathir, why is Anwar running free?
That is why, our message to the opposition, if you do want to make allegations, at least, make it consistent. Inconsistent allegations are easy to break. After all the lies revealed, why still do the same?
According to Forbes list, the second richest man in the world is Bill Gates with asset worth USD67 billion. Tun Mahathir is not even in that list.
Tun Mahathir's routine also prove that he is not that luxurious. Without the title of former Premier and Petronas Advisor  all of the benefits he has been getting in terms of travelling would have been tough for him. It would be a lie to say that Tun Mahathir is poor. If it is true, than it would be a hit to Malaysia as a prosperous country. There should be something wrong with this country if a former Premier, who has contributed a lot for the country, to live in poor condition.
No matter how rich or poor Tun Mahathir is, what is certain, he is still unable to own or rent charter jet and helicopter like Anwar, just to campaign. However, it would be a lie that Tun Mahathir could nto afford to stay in luxury hotels overseas. However, he is not as great as Anwar as he does all that hundreds of times with his own money.
Lets not forget that Anwar travel overseas not on invitation, it is usually based on his own initiative to tarnish the image of this country. Unlike Tun Mahathir where most of his travelling are based on invitations and all the costs covered by those who invited him.
That is why, if Tun Mahathir is said to be the 2nd richest in the world, where should Anwar sit? Moreover, where does Bill Gate stand? Or Carlos Slim Helu, the current richest man in the world according to Forbes.
Is the opposition trying to say that Forbes is also controlled by Tun Mahathir for not publishing the truth?

BN Wants To Develop Jerlun As Oil And Gas Industry Centre - Mukhriz

The Kedah Barisan Nasional (BN) Manifesto to develop Jerlun as a hub for the oil and gas industry will be able to create thousands of job opportunities and raise the living standard of the local community in the area which has been described as undeveloped.

International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir said the job opportunities were in line with the aspirations of the BN to raise the household income of the people in the area.

"What is important is not the number of job opportunities, but the quality of the job opportunities. We don't want to give just RM300 to RM400 but we want the income to be in the thousands," he told Bernama.

Mukhriz, who is the incumbent Member of Parliament for Jerlun, will be contesting the Ayer Hitam state seat this time around in an effort to wrest the seat from PAS which is fielding the incumbent State Assemblyman, Abd Ghani Ahmad.

Mukhriz had earlier raised the issue on the wide gap in the level of development between the Kubang Pasu parliamentary and the Jerlun parliamentary constituencies although both were located in the Kubang Pasu district.

The Kubang Pasu parliamentary constituency which was represented by his father, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad from 1974 until Dr Mahathir retired in 2003, was well developed although the Jerlun parliamentary constituency was lagging far behind due to the frequent changes in political representation.

Efforts to develop Jerlun as an oil and gas industry hub is seen as being capable of balancing the development between the two parliamentary constituencies.

Mukhriz, who is also the Kedah BN deputy chairman, said the people of Kedah should be able to raise their capability and qualification to fill up the positions to be offered when the oil and gas hub was developed.

GE 13 : Beyond Oil: Looking to Power a Greener Malaysia

In Asia, 1.8 billion people still rely on wood and other traditional fuel as their primary energy source. Although Malaysia's fossil fuels have powered the nation to the economic position we now enjoy, overdependence can be a threat in the long term.
Barisan Nasional has taken the lead in promoting renewable energy sources. The Government has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2020 and the country is looking to harness clean, green energy, such as hydroelectricity and biomass plants.
Under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Malaysia has taken firm strides to a future beyond oil. The National Renewable Energy Policy and Action Plan 2009 enhances the contribution of renewable energy in the national power generation mix, while at the same time conserving the environment for future generations.
Under the BN Government's policies, by 2020 the country will reduce CO2 emissions by 42 million tonnes; provide at least RM19 billion of loans for renewable energy projects; over RM70 billion revenue will be generated by renewable energy power plants, of which RM1.75 billion will be paid as tax to the Government; and over 50,000 jobs will be created to construct, operate and maintain these power plants.
It is worth noting that while Peninsular Malaysia is relatively limited in terms of hydropower, Borneo's potential is vast. Sarawak alone could provide 20,000 MW of hydroelectricity, which would benefit our economy enormously and allow us to conserve our oil and gas resources.
That is not all. The Government has also established the Green Technology Financing Scheme worth RM3.5 billion to provide soft loans to companies that contribute to the production and utilisation of green technology-based products.
BN plans to go even further if elected. In its manifesto, BN pledged to provide financial incentives to commercial and private premises which invest in renewable green energy resources such as biomass and solar. It will also allocate more space for green lungs within our major cities, and employ green technology in waste disposal and management.
These are clear pledges that will make Malaysia a global leader in green energy.
Last December, the visiting British minister for international development Alan Duncan praised the government, saying it has boosted Malaysia's international image as a more sustainable and "green" country.
In contrast, Pakatan Rakyat has failed to offer any future vision for renewable energy. Quite the opposite, in fact, the Opposition coalition has attempted to stifle the growth of hydropower by blocking dam construction.
Pakatan's manifesto makes a general pledge that "environmental sustainability is a hallmark of Pakatan Rakyat's economic policy," but doesn't specify what form this would take.
Indeed, the only real commitment Pakatan makes is that it would increase the "royalty paid to oil- and gas- producing states from 5% to 20%."
By focussing on oil alone, Pakatan's plan for our energy future is neither economically nor environmentally sound. A Pakatan government will therefore devastate the nation's fragile energy security by reversing BN's ambitious roadmap towards renewable energy.

GE 13 : The Role of Petronas in Malaysia’s Rapid Development

Pakatan Rakyat proposes to alter Petronas' relationship with the Government, by increasing from 5 to 20 per cent the royalties paid to oil-producing states and by using oil royalties to pay for programmes such as further subsidising the cost of petrol.
Yet these funds are already used for the rakyat's benefit. Over Petronas' life, it has contributed at times 50 per cent of Government revenue. In 2012, Government revenue totalled RM200 billion. Petronas' net revenue was RM59.69 billion, much of which went to the Government.
Its extensive operations, its downstream associated firms, and the many small enterprises that survive by servicing Petronas, account for tens of thousands of employed Malaysians, an enormous portion of the economy, and a significant share of Government revenue.
Modern Malaysia was built on Petronas' oil royalties. Petronas has climbed to the ranking of the 68th largest company in the world, 12th most profitable globally and most profitable in Asia, and Malaysia has grown with it.
Yet oil and natural gas are not prone to stable prices. In the last two quarters of reported data, Petronas has seen its profit fall compared to the year before. The last quarter of 2012 saw a decrease by 45 per cent, and for the year, net profit declined by 17 per cent.
The oil industry faces enormous challenges in the face of a slowdown in Europe, China and the U.S. Petronas suffered as the price of crude oil fell below USD100 per barrel, something Pakatan Rakyat's manifesto assumes will never happen.
Petronas will need to significantly increase the net profit dedicated to developing more oil fields and natural gas wells in order to stabilise and return to growing profits.
Yet Petronas does not merely fund today's Malaysia, it is vital in funding tomorrow's. A new deposit in an existing field can take two years to become available. A new oil field struck and developed today may not come on-line until 2023 or even later. Petronas will be part of the landscape for decades to come.
Unlike other major firms, Petronas is part of the lifeblood of Malaysia. Its investment funds must come after it has made its payment to the Finance Ministry to help the Government fund its many programmes and to provide development and subsidies for the rakyat. Where Exxon-Mobil and Shell can dedicate tens of billions of ringgit to exploration, Petronas must manage its development funds carefully.
Petronas has therefore moved abroad, developing oil fields in Sudan and Vietnam and acquiring target assets such as Progress Energy in Canada. Malaysia's future demands spending and investment now.
It is from that spending and investment that Pakatan would take the subsidies it promises. Removing an additional 15 per cent of its net profit to give to the states and spending billions subsidising petrol is doubtless appealing, but it will be done at the cost of the future rakyat.
Petronas has helped build Malaysia. If it is to continue doing so, it must not be drained.

GE 13 : Which Party Will Safeguard Our Energy Security?

Here is some good news – Malaysia still has plenty of the oil and gas that has been so important to our development. But here's the bad news – in order to find it we will have to dig deeper, work smarter and spend a lot more money bringing it to the surface.
Each deep water exploration platform costs around $50 million (RM154 million) and there's no guarantee it will end up paying for itself. But we don't have a choice. As a nation set to become a net oil importer by 2015 we simply have to get to what lies within our boundaries.
That's why Petronas and its international partners have earmarked RM170 billion for joint-venture oil and gas exploration projects. But last year it warned those plans could be ruined by Pakatan Rakyat's plan (this year confirmed in its manifesto) to raise the state oil royalty in oil-producing states from five to 20 percent.
That manifesto also promised a 40 sen per litre petrol price cut, which Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak warns would further divert funds from exploration, adding "that is a recipe for economic disaster."
For a nation that will sooner rather than later have to ask itself questions about its oil consumption, giving a further fuel price cut is like pouring petrol on the fire. It will do nothing to make Malaysian families think about how much they drive and the cost to the environment.
Then there is the fact that we are already among the top ten nations for cheap petrol and this rigid 40 sen figure has nothing to do with market forces. Oil prices worldwide are set by good old fashioned supply and demand, yet Pakatan's socialist nirvana conjures up images of Soviet politburo hacks sitting around a table to artificially set prices for the coming year. It is totally out of step with modern economics.
The BN Government of Najib has something of a love-hate relationship with oil. No one can deny its role in making this nation great but we can't be dependent on it into the next decade. The economy the Government wants by 2020 is diverse, highly skilled and increasingly sustainable.
Study BN's manifesto and you see that, yes, it too wants justice for oil producing states but not at the risk of a decade of vital exploration. It takes a holistic view of our energy needs and regional development. BN promises in its next term to supply electricity to 6,000 homes on the Peninsula, 60,000 in Sabah and 80,000 in Sarawak. This is fair in terms of both rural development and freeing these communities from thousands of oil-consuming generators.
Last year Energy Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui described what he sees as our future energy. It includes biogas, biomass, small hyrdro, solar and possibly nuclear.
None of these solutions are as cheap or easy as sucking oil and gas from the ground, but they're a step in the right direction. The future energy landscape is complicated – and requires more advanced thinking than using cheap oil to buy votes.

Ulamak chief says Pas is the biggest in PR. DAP to lose out because of Fernandez

Dewan Ulamak chief Datuk Harun Taib says he fears that the DAP will be the one to lose out following its Johore deputy chairman Norman Fernandez's damning remarks against Pas.

He said Pas is the biggest party in Pakatan Rakyat and what Fernandez had said against Pas may cause DAP to lose out on votes from Pas supporters.

Harun was commenting Fernandez's statement urging Johoreans to "think hard and deep if PAS is really worthy of their votes" and that he "for one have finally made up my mind and am convinced that PAS does not deserve my vote."

“As it is, Pas has the biggest number of support and it is increasing by days.”

“I fear that the DAP will suffer from the effect of his (Fernandez) statement and not us. DAP may lose out on Pas' votes for such remarks.”

However, Harun said Pas will continue to campaign for Pakatan Rakyat.

"Even though he (Fernandez) asked people not to vote for Pas…let people say what they want. But for Pas, we will keep campaigning for people to vote Pakatan,” he added.

In his writing which was widely circulated, Fernandez asked the people of Johor to think thoroughly on whether Pas is worthy of their votes.

He further wrote: “In Johor, the Johor PAS continuous to maintain an elegant silence and have thus far has failed and refused to make a open and clear stand if it supports the imposition of hudud in Johor and if it will change the weekend from Sunday to Friday. In Johor, Johoreans including me as a voter, have a right to demand that Johor PAS state their stand.

What is certain is that PAS is clearly insistent and hell-bent in imposing its own values, idealism and policies on others and in truth despite the various overtures to non-muslims cares two hoots about non-muslims or the feelings of non-muslims.”

Harun said Pas will not demand Fernandez to apologise.

“It is up for him (Fernandez) to decide.”

Harun also said that it is up to the DAP whether to take action against Fernandez or not.

Kedah DAP committee member Neelamekan also wants voters to shun PAS

Another DAP leader has urged voters to reject PAS in the general election until the party abandons its call for an Islamic state.
Kedah DAP committee member S. Neelamekan said the Federal Constitution was clear in that Malaysia was a secular state, adding that the incessant calls by PAS over the implementation of hudud law were “highly disturbing”.
He said PAS had been consistent in the type of administration it had been pushing, describing it as “dangerous” to Malaysia.
“The only way we can stop this is to stop PAS,” Neelamekan said.
“I will certainly not vote for PAS and I urge DAP members and Malaysians to do the same. The party does not deserve our votes,” he said.
Neelamekan, who is also Lunas DAP branch chief, said he was making the statement in a personal capacity.
He stressed that it would be against his conscience if he did not speak up against the issue.
On Saturday, Johor DAP deputy chairman Norman Fernandez had said pretty much the same thing, saying non-Muslims should reflect on whether they wanted to risk it all with PAS.
He had said that Malaysians, especially Johoreans, should think hard and deep if PAS was really worthy of their votes.
Neelamekan said he was compelled to make the statement as he did not want to give the impression that only DAP chairman Karpal Singh was speaking up against hudud.
“As a DAP leader, if I do not speak up, it would give the impression that we have become apologists to PAS,” he had said.
Neelamekan said dealing with the Islamist party in Kedah was frustrating as many of the issues went against Pakatan Rakyat's framework.
He cited the closure of the abattoir and the ban on female performers at shopping malls during Chinese New Year as examples.
Neelamekan, who has been with the DAP for 27 years, urged the party to review its ties with PAS.

Violent Campaign: 13th May Tragedy All Over Again?

The bloody election in 1969 is a hard lesson that could, and should never be forgotten by all Malaysians.   Every wise Malaysians knows that those who forget history would be punished to re-live through it again and again.   However, as years passed and as our country continues to be peaceful and prosperous, the terror and trauma of the tragedy, though not forgotten, seems almost surreal.

Still, at the back of our mind, we are always aware that there is no guarantee that history would not repeat itself especially, ever since the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim.  Since then, he has been threatening us with violent dramas, every now and then and at every ‘opportunity’ possible.  And with every attempt, the memory of 13th May refreshes. 

Reformasi, Bersih or whatever he chose to name the demonstration, his objective is clear that is to instigate turmoil, to start an unrest, to trigger a chaos.   For all he knows, should he lost this General Election, bloodshed is necessary in order to realize his dream to rule the country.  

The dream shouldn’t be so hard to come true with DAP, the party that was personally responsible for the 13th May tragedy, on Anwar’s side.  

It all started when DAP could no longer hide their true colours of racism and chauvinism.  DAP has always breathes on hatred towards the Malays and the government and the Sultans and everything that spells or smells Malay. 

Prior to the 1969 election, which was held on the 10th of May, things were already heating up as in terms of racial tension.  The 21-day long campaign period was fully utilized by the Oppositions (DAP, Gerakan and PPP) to promote racism, hatred, prejudice, doubts and to display their arrogance over their control of economy as compared to the far-lagging-behind-Malays. 

The GE result then saw that the Alliance party’s seats were reduced drastically from 89 to 66 in the Parliament.  The Oppositions had won 25 seats and PAS 12.  The Oppositions took the result as a ‘win’ on their side - at least, in Kuala Lumpur.  And so, on 13th May, they paraded their victory to the streets, ‘equipped’ with brooms tied to their vehicles to symbolize the ‘wiping-off’ the Malays of the city.   They shouted words of hatred and boasted their economic superiority with provocative intentions. 

Things soon turned bloody as they got carried away with their arrogance and went marching into a Malay-dominated area, the Kampung Baru.   Obviously, the Oppositions had underestimated the usually-very-humble-and-soft Malays and did not anticipate violent retaliation from them.

In no time, Kuala Lumpur witnessed how Chinese being decapitated and Malays being stabbed to death, houses with families inside were burnt, cars wrecked and etc.  In one incident the Chinese secret societies had ordered all Chinese in a cinema to come out before went in and killed all the Malays.  The chaos was said to quickly spread out from Kuala Lumpur to a few other states with significant numbers of Chinese. 

The city was declared to be under emergency.  Security forces comprising some 2000 Royal Malay Regiment soldiers and 3600 police officers were deployed and took control of the situation. Over 300 Chinese families were moved to refugee centres at the Merdeka Stadium and Tiong Nam Settlement.

On 16 May the National Operations Council (NOC) was established by proclamation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah, headed by Tun Abdul Razak.  With Parliament suspended, the NOC became the supreme decision-making body for the next 18 months. The NOC implemented security measures to restore law and order in the country, including the establishment of an unarmed Vigilante Corps, a territorial army, and police force battalions.   The restoration of order in the country was gradually achieved.

Official record shows that number of death stood at 196, injured 439, missing 39 and arrested 9143.  However many believe the number of death were much higher.  Some facts that may be significant to be remembered from the tragedy is the long campaign period of 21 days, and that the violent started on the 3rd day after the election. 

After all that happened, up to this day, DAP has been very consistent in accusing UMNO as being racist for keep reminding the people of the tragedy.  How could UMNO forgets when DAP is still as racist as they were in 1969?  Isn’t it clear now that only the unwise would choose to forget? 

It may be a co-incidence that this 13th GE or ‘mother of all election’, as it is called, is being held in the same month of May.  But, the bombing incidents at ‘ceramahs’, explosions at party’s operation centers, the beatings and the use of vulgar words and the promotion of racial sentiments, is looking more and more like well-planned scenarios.  In other words, it almost seems like an attempt to re-live the 13th May 1969 tragedy all over again.  

Only a couple of days ago, we have been caught by surprised of a murder of a high ranking custom officer.  It may not have anything to do with the election, but it is better to remain open to all possibilities because bombs and explosions and professional assassinations aren’t the Malaysian way.  We have seen violent crimes but not this way. This type of crime is highly organized and highly funded.  

And this, goes back to Anwar Ibrahim the Drama King whom his close relation with the Neo-cons isn’t a secret anymore.   The Neo-cons are known to be the mastermind behind the fall of so many leaders or governments, of so many countries, since as early as the 1940s.  The ultimate goal is to take control of the country’s resources, to conquer strategic locations and to rule the world.  This is done through a complex chains and links of NGOs, agents, tools and puppets that are trained, or groomed, or ‘created’ or planted in the targeted countries. 

Their modus operandi is strikingly similar to Anwar’s idea of fighting that is, demonizing the current government and leaders, organizing street demonstrations that would eventually lead to violence.  We have seen the agents and tools at work in the Middle East in what is called the ‘Arab Spring’.  The Arabs had apparently failed to handle the ‘attacks’ by the NGOs, agents and tools of the neo-cons who disguised themselves as freedom-fighters, human-rights-NGOs or Political parties.  Eventually, one by one of these Arab countries went down – fast - almost like dominos.    

And so, ‘Arab Spring’ has been Anwar’s dream and he has said it out loud, time and again in his interviews and statements in international media.   Among others, in Financial Times on 13 Januari 2013 Anwar had said that “Malaysia Spring is on the way.  PR is going to win any clean election.”  On 24 February 2013, in Bangkok, Inter Press Service reported Anwar as saying “Arab Spring is particularly useful in the Muslim World”.   And on 15 April 2013, to the US Business Channel, CNBC, probably already sensing his politically incorrect statements on the matter, Anwar mellowed down his dreams by saying “Trasition in democracy is done through election and so we cannot compare it to the Middle East or the ‘Arab Spring’. 

With ‘Malaysia Spring’ in Anwar’s mind and DAP’s overwhelmingly unfulfilled hatred, and PAS ambiguous emotion, unjustified extremism and blind-blatant loyalty, plus the ready-unlimited funds by the Neo-cons, there is almost no doubt that another 13th May is in the making. 

The Oppositions’ slogan of ‘Ini Kalilah’ or ‘This is it’, is in itself bears a much deeper meaning than just ‘the most important election’.   It means, they have to take over the country, this time, and only this time, once and for all. 

It may not be an exaggeration or paranoia to say that the violence that we see in the election campaigns today is just the beginning. A larger and a more serious scale of violence is expected on the day of the election itself, as exposed by many former DAP leaders who had left the party. 

But if we look back at 1969, it’s the third day after the election that we should be ready for. 

Could we ever be ready for it?  

GE13: Mass defections to come from PKR's Permatang Pauh division, claims Jenapala

Some 1,200 Permatang Pauh PKR members are set to leave the party, claims former PKR deputy secretary-general P. Jenapala.
Jenapala alleges they are leaving because they are angry with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
He says that the party members have become disillusioned with the mixed messages sent out by the component parties of Pakatan Rakyat, saying "they are speaking different languages."
Jenapala himself left PKR soon after the 2008 general elections.

GE13: Protesters gather at Gurney Drive to rally against undersea tunnel project

Protesters held a rally against the proposed 6.5km Gurney Drive-Bagan Ajam undersea tunnel project outside a shopping mall in Gurney Drive here.
The rally, led by Citizens Action Team (CAT) founder Khoo Kay Peng, saw the crowd holding banners which read 'No To Undersea Tunnel, No To Lim Guan Eng'.
Khoo, who is also an activist member from the Penang Citizens Awareness Chant Group (Chant), questioned the state government's contingency plan should the tunnel's construction cost escalate.
He also demanded that the state government reveal details of the project and show the people it will benefit them.
"Will this project destroy the Persiaran Gurney that we love?," he said.
Pulau Tikus Barisan Nasional candidate Rowena Yam, who was also in the vicinity, said the people should vote against DAP if they do not want a tunnel that has a lot of potential danger in the future.

GE13: 3 BN district election centres in Kubang Pasu torched

Three Barisan Nasional district election centres in Kg. Manggol, Kg. Gelam, and Kg. Machang were reported to have been torched over the past four days.
The most serious damage was said to have occurred in Kg. Manggol near Malau where banners, four tables and 1,000 posters of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Kubang Pasu parliamentary candidate Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum and Jitra candidate Aminuddin Omar were burnt in the early morning fire on Sunday.
Kg Manggol district election centre worker Haslis Saad said he left the centre at 4.45am and was later informed about the fire by a passer-by at 5.20am.
"I usually close the operation centre around 4am and go back to my house which is just 400m away. The fire happened in the span of 30 minutes after I closed the centre on Sunday morning," said Haslis.
He later lodged a police report over the incident.
Kubang Pasu OCPD Supt Ibrahim Mohd Yusoff confirmed that police reports had been made over the fire incidents mentioned above.
He said the police was investigating the incidents under Section 435 of the Penal Code for mischief by fire, while adding that police would be increasing surveillance on high risk areas.
"All parties should observe the law and regulations when campaigning, hooligan behaviours just reflect on lack of professionalism by the political party supporters," said Aminuddin
Kedah Barisan chairman Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said that round-the-clock surveillance would be put in place in view of the increased threats on political ceramah and operation centres.
"All reported cases are now under police investigation, we are doing what we can by increasing security measures on all operation areas and talk venues," said Ahamd Bashah.

GE13: PAS’s Lenggeng candidate Zulkefy Omar in ICU

Lenggeng state seat Zulkefy Omar has been admitted to the intensive care unit at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (KLH) after he apparently collapsed at this house in Kg Mesjid near here.
The 49-year-old former state PAS commissioner, who is making his fourth attempt in Lenggeng, fell unconscious at his home in Kg Mesjid on Friday night and was rushed to a private hospital.
He was however transferred to the KLH as his condition did not improve.
State PAS Youth chief Mohd Khairil Anuar Wafa, who is contesting the Labu state seat, confirmed Sunday that Zulkefly had been admitted at the ICU but did not elaborate.
State PAS commissioner and Paroi incumbent Mohd Taufek Ghani also declined to comment saying that a press conference would be held soonest.
It is understood that Zulkefly had suffered from high blood pressure and the intense campaigning had worsened his condition.
He had apparently campaigned at Taman Ampangan on Friday night after which his condition worsened.
It is also learnt that Zulkefly had to undergo a minor surgery at HKL and his condition was reported as stable.
His family and supporters held prayers at his home here on Saturday night for his speedy recovery.
Zulkefly, who holds a Master of Science degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia, will be involved in a three-cornered fight against Barisan's Datuk Ishak Ismail and independent Zulkifli Abdullah in the May 5 polls.
He had also contested the Bagan Pinang by-election in 2009 following the death of Barisan's Azman Mohd Noor.
However, he was soundly beaten by Barisan's Tan Sri Isa Samad.

GE13: Army personnel have a more secure future with time-based promotions, says Najib

The future of army personnel is more secure with the implementation of the time-based promotion since early this year.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a private with no serious disciplinary problems would be promoted to the rank of lance corporal within three years.
Najib said a lance corporal would assume the rank of corporal in just five years under the same system.
"There will not be any more personnel who retire as a private but a corporal at the very least.
"This system will ensure a better future for all army personnel and their family," he said in his speech during a gathering with army personnel at the 4th brigade mechanise base in Batu 10 near here.
Also present was his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Najib, who is the Pekan MP, said the grades of army personnel were also synchronised with that of the grades of civil servants.
"As the head of the Government, I will ensure equipment and logistics for the security forces as well as the working environment are enhanced."
"This is the pledge all previous leaders have made and I shall continue with this policy," he said.

GE13: Bitterness boils over between Ansari and Bumburing in Sabah

The animosity between two Sabah opposition leaders - Ansari Abdullah and Datuk Wilfred Bumburing - is becoming bitter. Ansari, the Tuaran PKR chief, said in a Facebook posting that Bumburing had no locus standii to ask the party to sack him.
'Why did you tell the voters in Tenghilan yesterday that you are a member of Keadilan when in fact you are not?'' Ansari said in reply to Bumburing statement two days ago to remove him.
Bumburing who was selected in favour of Ansari for the Tuaran seat by PKR had stated that if Umno and DAP could sack its members for indiscipline, PKR could also take a similar action.
Bumburing said if no action was taken against Ansari, it would pose a major problem for PKR in its campaign in Tuaran where Ansari's daughter Erveana is contesting as an independent.
The feud has spilt over with many PKR members refusing to campaign for Bumburing, the chairman of NGO Angkatan Perubahan Sabah.
They were spotted campaigning for Erveana, the former PKR Youth exco member who also faces Barisan's Wilfred Madius Tangau and STAR's Samin @ Jasmin Dulin.
In his posting, Ansari accused Bumburing of planting independent candidate against PKR in the state seat of Kiulu and Sulaman and replacing the PKR candidate for Sulaman.