Hindraf: Najib has smashed Indians' nambikei

The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) brought watermelons to a protest at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) in Putrajaya today to press home how the BN government has broken the Indian community’s trust.

hindraf watermelon rally 250312Playing on the wordnambikei (trust) earlier used by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to woo the minority community, Hindraf said the Indian’s nambikei has been smashed on the ground like tembikai(Malay for watermelon).

In the second such rally this year, over 100 Indians converged in Putrajaya at about 10am, requesting a meeting with the PM on the group’s 18-point demand to solve issues concerning their commuity.

During the rally, Hindraf leaders held up a watermelon with nambikeiwritten on it.

hindraf watermelon rally 250312Hindraf de facto leader P Uthayakumar (above, far right) said the PMO on March 22 acknowledged their meeting request for either Najib, or in his absence, his political secretary.

They were however disappointed today when Putrajaya OCPD told Uthayakumar that no one from PMO could meet him.

Upset, Uthayakumar led the crowd to chant "Umno racist" before smashing the watermelon on the ground.

"Our nambikei on you (Najib) has been smashed like this tembikai," he said.

Najib bandied the Tamil term around during his Thaipusam speech at Batu Caves in February, in an attempt to encourage Indians to support him saying that would enable him to assist the community.

Indulging in corruption, cronyism and nepotism is not what a leader Malaysians want!!!

Trusting a politician is the hardest thing to do; the risk is not just worth it. So when Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak says he will listen to the rakyat in choosing candidates for the 13th general election, it is too good an assurance to hang on to.
Is it not Najib who keeps “cautioning” the people that he wants “winnable” candidates to contest in the looming GE? How then does the rakyat’s choice make a difference to him?
In his March 22 interview with DJs Sam Mak and Tan Yi Hui in the one-hour 988 Street VIP programme of the 988 FM radio station, Najib said he would have to listen to the people when it comes to choosing candidates for the next general election.
“It is only right as a leader. I should listen to the people. So, therefore, I will make a decision that his or her time is up and should not stand as a candidate anymore,” were the premier’s words.
Najib is very right that he “must” listen to the rakyat, which he has not been doing. Indulging in corruption, cronyism and nepotism is not what a leader who “listens” to his people does.
What should the rakyat make of a leader like Najib who chooses a corrupt politician to helm the Federal Land Development Authority or Felda.
Everyone is aware of the money politics that Mohamed Isa Abdul Samad, the former Menteri Besar of Negeri Sembilan indulged in, which resulted in Mohamed Isa being stripped of his Umno vice-presidency by the Umno discplinary board in 2005. His six-year suspension however was commuted to three years upon appeal and ended on 23 June 2008.
Still, Najib found Isa a befitting candidate to contest in the Bagan Pinang by-electionin 2009. Was Najib then “listening” to the rakyat?
If that was not disastrous enough, Isa who won the Bagan Pinang by-election was “rewarded” and made the chairperson of Felda in 2011. So much so that National Economic Advisory Council (NEAC) member Datuk Dr Zainal Aznam Mohd Yusof remarked that Mohamed Isa’s appointment to head Felda was a sad episode that caused uncertainty in the market.
According to the late Dr Zainal Aznam, the former Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar’s poor track record and involvement in money politics involving Umno back in 2005 were cause for concern.
Najib refuses to learn lessons
However, taking cognisance over his “misdemeanours” is not Najib’s forte. Otherwise, why would the premier dare give his “buddy” and former special officer Omar Mustapha Ong a free hand in the controversial move to list Felda Global Ventures Holdings (FGVH).
The proposal to list FGVH has not gone down well with the Felda settlers and stakeholders and Najib has made no effort to clear the fiasco.
As far as the settlers are concerned, they see the listing as Putrajaya’s way of forcing Kooperasi Permodalan Felda’s consent with regard to the move.
The highway scandal
Then there is the scandal surrounding the Kidex (Kinrara-Damansara Expressway) RM2.2 billion concession which was awarded to Umno-linked firms “as a reward for Perak’s fall”?
Why is Najib silent when asked by ousted Perak Menteri Besar Nizar Jamaluddin and his Pakatan Rakyat colleagues to clarify the BN government’s basis for awarding the highway deal to companies owned by Umno lawyer Hafarizam Harun and the wife of former Chief Justice Zaki Azmi.
The companies in question are Emrail Sdn Bhd and Zabima Engineering Sdn Bhd. Hafarizam is a director in both firms while Zaki’s wife, Nik Sazlina Mohd Zain is a director in Emrail.
“Why such a disproportionate sum? How can a highway of 50km cost RM2.2 billion and then the Banting-Taiping highway, which was initially supposed to be RM3 billion, costs RM7.07 billion for a much longer distance,” Nizar, who was formerly Perak Mentri Besar, told the media early this month.
“So where can they rationalise the award here… if you talk about per kilometre, there is a lot of difference between the two highways,” Nizar queried.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin however insisted that the Kidex contract was awarded to only the most “qualified” companies and rubbished claims that it was due to political reasons.
Nizar had rubbished Muhyiddin’s claim, saying: “But if DPM says the companies are qualified, have good track records and all that, then explain why the costing seems completely out of tune.”
“Explain if the highway was awarded as a reward for Perak’s fall.”
The Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers also dismissed Muhyiddin’s claim that the two firms were selected based on merit, pointing out that the deputy prime minister had still failed to disclose if the project had been awarded via open tender or direct negotiation.
Perak fell to Pakatan in the 2008 GE but was recaptured by BN during a year-long constitutional impasse that ensued when three Pakatan lawmakers left their parties to become BN-friendly independents.
Najib’s concern not for real
What the premier is doing is to balm the unhappiness Malaysians have over the many issues the Barisan Nasional government under Najib’s leadership refuses to show concern.
The BN government has no interest in arresting the problem of deaths taking place while in police custody. The call to put in place the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission has received no favourable attention from the federal government.
The issue of racial disharmony too has not been tackled by Najib. His leniency with Perkasa, an organisation set up with the sole agenda of safeguarding Malay rights and privileges and exterminating the non-Malays of this country is proof of the premier’s lack of sincerity in ensuring peace and tranquility between the rakyat is always at an all-time high.
To conveniently “use” the people in an attempt to boost his popularity is not going to place premier Najib in their “good books”.
Dismissing the rakyat’s concern over the nation’s manipulated elections and instead killing off entities like the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections or Bersih 2.0 which is demanding reforms to the electoral system fails to portray Najib as a “people’s” leader.
There are just one too many instances of the rakyat having had enough of the BN-government’s machiaevellian ways. When in July 2009 an opposition political aide, Teoh Beng Hock was found dead hours after a gruelling interrogation at the hands of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, all that was possibly possible was done to hush-up to prevent the truth from being revealed.
So afraid was Najib that he unwittingly “exposed” himself when he chose to ignore names suggested to him by Teoh’s family to sit on the Royal Commission of Inquiry panel.
One of the names was that of Ambiga Sreenevasan, the former Malaysian Bar president and who is also chairperson of Bersih 2.0 and an award winning lawyer, her activism lauded by Michelle Obama, the First Lady of America and by the French government which honoured Ambiga with the Legion of Honour in September last year, acknowledging her contributions to human rights defense.
But to the BN leadership, Ambiga’s fight for a clean and fair election is a threat, her resolute to stand up for the tenets of democracy lost on the party and its “top guns” Najib and deputy Muhyiddin Yassin.
With so much public resentment against BN and its leadership and the continuous politicking undertaken by the leaders, the rakyat has to seriously ponder where does the hidden-agenda behind Najib’s “People First, Performance Now” lie.

Why Najib refused to investigate AG?

By Shannon Teoh
March 25, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak must explain if he dismissed a tribunal to investigate claims of abuse of power against Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail based solely on the advice of the Attorney General himself, says Lim Kit Siang.
Former Bukit Aman commercial criminal investigation chief Datuk Ramli Yusoff had recently joined ex-city criminal investigation chief Datuk Mat Zain Ibrahim’s longstanding campaign against Abdul Gani but the prime minister has refused to act on their claims.
DAP parliamentary leader Lim (picture) asked in a statement if the prime minister consulted other experts besides the government’s official legal advisor before concluding there is insufficient evidence to probe the AG.
“Najib should be forthcoming and tell Parliament whether and how many times he consulted Gani, and who are the other judicial, legal and other officers he consulted before he came to the conclusion to reject the call for a tribunal to investigate serious allegations of abuses of power against Gani.
“Najib’s own credibility and legitimacy as prime minister will suffer a serious blow if he dismissed out-of-hand the “new evidence” offered by two former top police officers... without any expert advice whatsoever,” the Ipoh Timor MP said.
The prime minister had said on Friday Ramli’s claim that he was fixed up with corruption charges by Abdul Gani and then police chief Tan Sri Musa Hassan after stumbling upon Musa’s alleged involvement with organised crime did not merit a tribunal as they were mere allegations.
This comes after Mat Zain’s repeated accusations in the past three years that Abdul Gani and the former Inspector General of Police fabricated evidence in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s 1998 “black eye” case which he investigated.
He also said Najib admitted he knew of Abdul Gani’s alleged wrongdoings when they met in private in 2008 and challenged Najib to axe the AG over his failure to act in high-profile cases such as DAP aide Teoh Beng Hock’s death at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission premises.
Putrajaya has repeatedly said, most recently in November, it will not reopen investigations into the case as an independent panel set up in 2009 had cleared Abdul Gani of any wrongdoing.
But Mat Zain said the panel was unconstitutional as only a tribunal, formed by the Agong on the advice of the PM, can investigate the conduct of the AG.
Lim added today the “least Najib” should have done is establish the tribunal to “establish once and for all whether there is any basis to the allegations that until recently, the country’s topmost legal and police officers in the land... were themselves criminals – with the same AG still in office.

Thousands jeer deputy minister over Chinese school teacher shortage

By Lee Wei Lian
March 25, 2012
A crowd gathers around Dato Wee as he makes his way to the stage at the Dong Zong headquarters in Kajang this morning. - Picture by Choo Choy May
KAJANG, March 25 — Loud jeers calling for his resignation greeted the MCA deputy education minister at a rally protesting the shortage of Chinese school teachers here today.
The stark difference to the clapping that greeted his opposition lawmakers Chua Tian Chang and Saifuddin Nasution could be a reflection of the hardened sentiment against the Barisan Nasional (BN) amongst a large portion of the ethnic Chinese electorate.
A crowd of about 5,000 had squeezed in and around a field at an independent Chinese education institution here at the rally organised by the United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) to protest a shortage of Chinese school teachers.
As Wee (picture) approached the staging area, a crowd gathered around him calling out “Sia Tai” or “step down” as his security detail tried to clear a path for the MCA minister.
Although Wee announced on Wednesday eight long- and short-term plans by the education ministry to resolve the issue, Dong Zong said the next day the government has not kept its promises in the past and “this hasty announcement is an attempt to offset the 325 rally.”
In supporting the rally at Dong Zong’s headquarter’s here, United Chinese School Teachers’ Association of Malaysia (Jiao Zong) president Ong Kow Yee also said they had written numerous times to the education ministry for discussion but the matter remains unresolved.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had also announced on Thursday more Mandarin-speaking teachers will be trained to solve the shortage.
He said the government was committed to resolving the problem and had appointed Wee to speak to Chinese educationist groups to come up with a solution.
It was also reported that the Education Ministry had placed 1,482 temporary teachers in Chinese schools nationwide since January to address the shortage.
Wee had said there were only 392 vacancies left and headmasters needed to appoint temporary teachers according to their requirements.

Anwar: Najib scared of Mahathir and Rosmah

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor became the butt of jokes by opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim yesterday in one of his many ceramahs in his home state of Penang.

najib putrajaya 280212He made a direct hit at arch rival Najib (right) accusing him of cowardice, when he said the prime minister was afraid of his wife.

The head of the family should be more fearless than his wife, said Anwar, likewise a village headman should be braver than the villagers.

"But the head of this country is afraid of former premier Mahathir Mohamad, USA President Barack Obama, and his own wife," he added at a PKR event in Machang Bubok, drawing laughter and applause from the 300-odd crowd.

Anwar went on the say that a wife should not be feared but loved, as she is his life partner.

He then related how after 32 years, he managed to bring his spouse PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, to Agra to see the famous icon of love, the Taj Mahal.

"Even though it's 32 years late, we kept our pledge to visit the place in India, during my last trip there," he said.

"But Umno, after 50 over years, have yet to fulfill many of its pledges to the people!" he stormed.
No response
Anwar was referring to Najib's reluctance to debate with him.

The former deputy prime minister had recently invited Najib to the United Kingdom, to join him in a debate with rebel blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin, in a Wikileaks forum arrange by its founder, Julian Assange.

However, Najib has yet to respond to Anwar's invitation.

The Permatang Pauh MP is on a two-day visit to Penang and Kedah to meet with supporters and participate as a main speaker in various ceramah.

NONEAt the event today, Anwar charmed the crowd with his usual fiery and humorous style, and even abandoned the stage to speak on the ground where he could engage with the audience.

The multi-racial crowd easily warmed to him, and were in stitches, especially when he repeated "cow jokes", directed at former federal minister and Wanita Umno chief Sharizat Abdul Jalil.

Sharizat (left), the former Lembah Pantai MP whose family is involved in the RM250 million National Feedlot Corporation controversy, will be giving up her minister's post next month.

During the function, Anwar also launched the constituency's election machinery which will involve 100 youths, and presented certificates of appointment to 34 voluntary corps members from Taman Alam Jaya.

Politics of conscience

Meanwhile, Anwar said this election, which may be called in June, would see Pakatan target MPs and state assemblypersons that are "with integrity, who are clean and virtuous, and practise politics of conscience".

He related the example of Kelantan Menteri Besar and PAS spirtual advisor Nik Aziz Nik Mat, who had been in office for 20-odd years and yet were free of any whiff of corruption.

"Do you see him buying land? Do you see his children owning companies? Do you hear him involved in any scandals?" he queried with the crowd responding in the negative.

"BN or Umno Menteri Besar will say Nik Aziz is stupid (for not accumulating any wealth)," he added, followed by laughter and beaming faces from the crowd- many of them senior citizens - who didn't mind putting up with the scorching heat in the tent.

MCA, Wee Ka Siong was chased out by hostile rally

March 25, 2012
A rally organised by the United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) takes place in Kajang today, with an angry swarm of people demands for Wee Ka Siong to resign- Picture by Choo Choy May
KAJANG, March 25 — Datuk Wee Ka Siong was chased out of a rally protesting a lack of Chinese school teachers where it was alleged someone tried to punch the deputy education minister

The jeers, scuffles and alleged attempted punch from frustrated rally-goers who made up part of over 5,000 here had “shocked” and “saddened” the MCA Youth chief.

After the rally organised by the United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) ended, an angry swarm of people chanted for him to resign and it was alleged someone attempted to land a punch on his body before being prevented by a large security detail.

“I can’t say I felt threatened but it was a rude shock to me,” he said in a press conference at a nearby hotel half a kilometre away from the hostile crowd.

“Suddenly people come and point at you and want to punch you. I am saddened. We are not hooligans. We are a civilised society.”

The minister from MCA also suggested that the crowd was instigated by unidentified parties.

“I am saddened by manipulation by certain quarters,” he said.

Wee said that it was alright for people to express their dissatisfaction in a democratic society but it should be “based on facts”.

Wee acknowledged that the shortage of teachers was a problem and said that the government was giving it immediate attention.

“Of course we know this needs immediate attention, that’s why the cabinet formed a committee (to look into it)”, he said.

“We will study each of their resolutions and demands and consider it. We have come up with strategies.”

He urged patience as the solution needed to be a holistic one.

“We need to identify the root of the problem. If we don’t know the root, how are we going to solve it? We cannot concentrate on one side and ignore the other side.”

Although Wee announced on Wednesday eight long- and short-term plans by the education ministry to resolve the issue, Dong Zong said the next day the government has not kept its promises in the past and “this hasty announcement is an attempt to offset the 325 rally.”

In supporting the rally at Dong Zong’s headquarter’s here, United Chinese School Teachers’ Association of Malaysia (Jiao Zong) president Ong Kow Yee had also said on Thursday they wrote numerous times to the government but the matter remains unresolved.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had also announced on Thursday more Mandarin-speaking teachers will be trained to solve the shortage.

He said the government was committed to resolving the problem and had appointed Wee to speak to Chinese educationist groups to come up with a solution.

It was also reported that the Education Ministry had placed 1,482 temporary teachers in Chinese schools nationwide since January to address the shortage.

Wee had said there were only 392 vacancies left and headmasters needed to appoint temporary teachers according to their requirements.

Hindraf: 'Nambikei' kami remuk macam tembikai

Barisan Bertindak Hak-hak Hindu (Hindraf) hari ini berhimpun di pejabat perdana menteri (PMO) di Putrajaya kerana mendakwa kerajaan BN telah menghampakan kepercayaan masyarakat India.

hindraf watermelon rally 250312Mempermainkan ungkapan "nambikei" (kepercayaan) yang sering digunakan perdana menteri untuk mendapatkan sokongan minoriti kini, Hindraf berkata ia kini pecah di tanah seperti buah tembikai.|

Dalam perhimpunan kedua ini, lebih 100 masyarakat India berkumpul di Putrajaya sambil menuntut Datuk Seri Najib Razak menunaikan permintaan 18 perkara berhubung komuniti mereka.

hindraf watermelon rally 250312Pemimpin Hindraf - yang tampil bersama buah tembikai bertulis nambikei - mengaku kecewa kerana gagal bertemu dengan wakil PMO walaupun sudah memaklumkan sebelum ini.

P Uthayakumar lalu melaungkan perkataan "Umno rasis" sebelum menghempaskan buah tembikai itu berkecaian di atas tanah.

"Nambikei kami pada kamu (Najib) sudah remuk macam tembikai ini," katanya.

Hindraf submits ‘racism’ memo to UN

Hindraf is asking the United Nations to help end institutionalised racism & Apartheid policy in Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR: Hindraf Makkal Sakthi submitted a memorandum today to the United Nations (UN) office here calling the world body to help end institutionalised racism in Malaysia.

About 12 Hindraf members, led by its national coordinator W Sambulingam, were taken into the premises by UN representative Devendra Patel for a five-minute meeting.

The memorandum, signed by Hindraf supremo P Waythamoorthy, called upon UN secretary- general Ban Kim Moon to engage with the Malaysian government to address the woes plaguing the local Indian community due to institutionalised racism.

The Hindraf leader also said that Malaysia was probably the only country in the world that practiced an affirmative action policy for its majority instead of its minority.

“And the institutionalised racism in Malaysia has accelerated to such an alarming stage that it continues to deprive Malaysian Indians even basic human rights,” said Waythamoorthy.

He added that the discrimination against the Indian minority in Malaysia was also unconstitutional as Article 8 of the Malaysian Federal Constitution guaranteed equal rights to all its citizens.

“But the New Economic Policy mooted in the 1970s, though mooted to eradicate poverty irrespective of races, was sany0275-300x225.jpghijacked by the ruling government,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sambulingam criticised the UN officials for allowing the Malaysian Special Branch officers to be present at the meeting, although it was supposed to be between Hindraf and the UN staff.

“The security guards at the UN office didn’t allow us to register our presence in the attendance book. They told us to write our names on a piece of blank paper instead,” he said.

Najib’s backing for Shahrizat shows failure as reformist, all bullshit talks but no guts & sincerity

March 25, 2012
Datuk Seri Najib Razak insists there was no reason for Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil to cease being Wanita Umno chief. - Picture by Choo Choy May
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s decision to keep Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil as Wanita Umno chief shows the prime minister’s willingness to endorse “tainted” leaders, Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers said.
Opposition MPs said that Najib’s insistence in keeping Shahrizat despite objections from within her own Wanita Umno wing was a reflection of his failure as a reformist, in keeping his administration and party free from allegedly corrupt figures.
“To win elections, Najib has shown his willingness to nominate tainted leaders such as (Tan Sri) Isa Samad, who was suspended by Umno itself of vote buying, to stand for elections and to head Felda.
“The man of the street will judge Najib and Umno as a leader and party willing to tolerate corrupt, cronyism and unethical practices, and forego the principles of good governance and integrity,” DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua told The Malaysian Insider.
Pua said Umno has had a record of axing its members who failed to perform during elections but at the same time keeping those involved in scandals.
“It is not for us to insist if Shahrizat is to give up or retain her Wanita Umno post, it’s for Umno members to decide.
“Their decision will however reflect the type of politics Umno stands for, and whether Malaysians think Umno fit to lead the country,” the Petaling Jaya Utara MP added.
PAS research chief Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad echoed Pua’s views, and said that Najib’s compromise decision on Shahrizat was a “paradoxical” one.
“How can Najib tell the country that this lady is unfit to become minister but at the same time competent to carry on as Wanita Umno chief?” he told The Malaysian Insider.
“Najib would have saved his entire administration if he had been steadfast in asking Shahrizat to leave right from the start,” Dzulkefly added.
PKR vice president Nurul Izzah Anwar said that Shahrizat’s case was a classic example of “double standards” practiced by Umno, whereby its leaders are tolerated as long as they continue to be indispensable to Barisan Nasional (BN).
“If you’re out of favour, the truth doesn’t seem to matter. So much for Najib’s credibility as a reformer,” she told The Malaysian Insider.
PM Najib has insisted there was no reason for Shahrizat to cease being Wanita Umno chief as there is no proof or charge of wrongdoing in the RM250 million National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal. Although Shahrizat announced on March 11 she would step down as women, family and community development minister when her senatorship ends on April 8, the veteran politician said she would continue to lead the 1.3-million strong wing.
Shahrizat was called in for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) last month over allegations she and her family abused a RM250 million federal loan meant for the national cattle farming scheme but has not been hauled up to court.
However, her husband Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail, who owns the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) with their three children, pleaded not guilty on March 12 to criminal breach of trust and offences under the Companies Act in relation to RM49 million in public funds.
Najib also said he had met Shahrizat and her vice chief Datuk Kamilia Ibrahim and the duo had agreed to cooperate despite the latter recently calling for Shahrizat to relinquish leadership of the wing.
The Umno president’s remarks left open the possibility of Shahrizat contesting the next general elections or making a future comeback to revive her political career which had appeared earlier to have been buried by the scandal.
Najib also shrugged off suggestions that Shahrizat’s continued leadership of the wing would hurt Barisan Nasional’s election preparations.

MCA sabotage Ong Tee Keat but it's the kidney patients who suffer most -How dirty & evil BN?

How evil can the BN get

HOW evil can political parties, politicians and the government be?
You know they are rotten to the core when they cannot differentiate between politics and the people’s misery, especially the sick.
I found the attached picture (below, right) in my email today. The sender is obviously anonymous.
I ran a google check and found this in Pandan MP Ong Tee Keat’s blog.
“Ong raps Health Ministry over approval
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 9, 2012): Pandan MP Dato’ Sri Ong Tee Keat tonight rapped the Health Ministry for delaying approval and depriving his electorate of the services of a voluntary haemodialysis centre.
“I certainly hope the ministry is not playing the delaying game for the wrong reason and jeopardising the health and needs of the sick,” he told a crowd of about 1,000 local residents who braved the rain to attend the Taman Maju Jaya Chinese New Year reception.
Ong said he had last July announced that a dialysis centre would be jointly set up by Yayasan Bakti Nusa Malaysia (of which Ong is its executive adviser), Pudu Rotary Club and the Selangor Chapter of St John's Ambulance.
“The centre is ready for operation but no approval is on sight from the Health Ministry though it is just a replica of the other similar approved dialysis centres managed by the St John's Ambulance in Selangor ,” he said, adding that the people had the right to take the ministry to task for delaying approval without any valid reasons …”
Liow involved?
That explains why this voluntary haemodialysis centre has not been able to open its doors in Pandan’s Taman Maju Jaya to help treat and prolong the lives of renal failure patients since last July.
I certainly pray and hope that the Health Ministry’s delay in approving the centre is not a selfish and deliberate evil act by any individual/s. If it is, then God forbid, the evil saboteurs or their children will pay for their sins.
The issue is even more perplexing and suspicious because the joint initiative is led by Ong, the ousted MCA president and Cabinet Minister and the Health Minister is Liow Tiong Lai, the current MCA deputy president who turned political foe against Ong in the 2010 party leadership crisis.
Sabotage Ong but it's the kidney patients who suffer most
Ong is still a MCA member, though just an ordinary member now, but if he can be “sabotaged” this way, you can imagine how the BN politicians and government are prepared to treat you.
The BN’s claim that it cares for the rakyat is just rubbish. With such an attitude towards the needs of the sick, the Health Ministry should be renamed “You Die, Your Business” Ministry.
It is just plain evil to deprive the sick of access to medical treatment just because you don’t like the face of the provider/s.
If this simple example of BN’s evil saboteurs does not convince Malaysians that it is time to dump the ruling government in Putrajaya, I don’t know what will.

The RM250 million mother cow moos in high spirit with the support of bastardized leader

It is funny to see Najis had threaten Wanita UMNO members to accept Shahrizat as Wanita Chief and claimed no evidence to show that she was involved in the NFC scandal.. But what Najis failed to explain till today was if Shahrizat was not involve with NFC then why did she personally decorated all the condominiums and even invited the tenants to her house for dinners and parties?

Another obvious reason to force Wanita UMNO members to support Shahrizat is because Najis and FLOM cannot afford to have their closet open to public. Plus RM250 million has already been nicely package and handed over to Shahrizat to buy her loyalty so getting a replacement might cost more than that or maybe Kamilia poses a threat to FLOM.

So now in UMNO, Shahrizat is D UNTOUCHABLE ONE similar to AZMIN ALI who is untouchable in PKR.

So the cow and shit continue to sit in their throne till the country collapses.

Reform, or it’s Bersih 3.0

March 24, 2012

If the BN government is not interested in electoral reforms, another Bersih rally is in order to pressure them to show that we are not fools and we mean business.

The current Parliament session ends on April 12. But till now the electoral reforms promised by the federal government is nothing but a sham.

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) is moving at a snail’s pace and is in fact a dirty delaying tactic by the government to hoodwink the rakyat.

This is totally unacceptable and the 13th general election is certainly going to be the dirtiest ever in Malaysian history.

There are already evidences of this:

1. Non-Malaysians in the voter rolls – at least 230,000 names detected.

2. Many names (between 20 and 100) registered under the same address - hundreds of thousands of these.

3. Deleting voters’ records – at least 107,000 names of perfectly eligible voters deleted.

4. Shifting of voters here and there especially to a faraway state.

5. Retired army personnel still classified as postal voters when in fact they should be ordinary voters.

6. Election Commission (EC) workers registered as postal voters - 240,000 names detected.

Instant-noodle citizenships are being given to foreign workers in Malaysia. The latest case involves about 100 Indonesians in Lembah Jaya, Selangor who were flood victims. PAS party workers found out about this when they were helping out in flood-relief work.

As for the multiple names under the same address, one of the victims is the mother of PKR Gombak MP Azmin Ali. Azmin found out that there were more than 10 names registered under her address although she is living alone.

Shifting voters

Shifting voters here and there is another dirty ploy by the Election Commission. PAS Kuala Selangor MP Dzulkefly Ahmad’s relative’s name was transferred from Negeri Sembilan (where she has been residing for a long time and previously voted) to Butterworth.

Even the current Menteri Besar of Selangor Khalid Ibrahim had his name transferred from the constituency of PJ Selatan in Selangor to Lembah Pantai in KL.

Dzulkefly and his family members’ names had gone missing from the voter rolls last year but their names were re-instated after his wife lodged a complaint about it.

Ordinary voter Ho Heng Thong aged 54, lodged a police report stating that his name was missing from the voter rolls. He is a Selangor
voter. In the 2008 general election, he and his wife voted in the state seat of Bukit Lanjan and parliament seat of Subang but this time his name is missing while his wife’s name is still on the voter rolls at this point in time.

As for postal votes, the hanky-panky is tremendous. Large blocs of postal votes are added in Pakatan Rakyat seats. PKR MP Nurul Izzah Anwar is one of the victims of such manipulations by the EC.

The government must be given another harsh warning that the rakyat will not tolerate any hanky-panky from them. If the government is not interested in electoral reforms there should be another Bersih rally to pressure them to show that we are not fools and we mean business.

Otherwise, we will be having foreign workers deciding the fate of the nation. We must not let the government pull the wool over our eyes.

Looks like the PSC is dragging its feet in its effort to get all of Bersih’s eight demands implemented.

It is now obvious that this PSC was set up by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to con the rakyat. The Pakatan MPs sitting on the PSC have voiced out that the EC is dragging its feet over reforms by making empty promises.

It is time to stop the rot

Najib has also warned that the 13th general election can be held anytime and does not have to take into account the PSC’s recommendations.

The rakyat must not accept fraudulent vote results. It is obvious that BN will bulldoze their way to victory in the polls so that they can reduce subsidies and implement new taxes to enrich themselves and their cronies.

BN leaders, meanwhile, have attacked Pakatan leaders by saying that they can only make promises while BN has done the execution. Of course at this stage Pakatan can only make promises as Pakatan is not the federal government.

This line of attack by BN shows that BN leaders have run out of ideas and the only way they can win at the polls is by cheating.

Fore more than 54 years, BN thieves and robbers have helmed the nation. It is time to put in people who are interested in good governance. Otherwise Malaysia will continue to be a laggard in Asia.

As it is now, most of the foreign direct investments coming into Malaysia are going into the Pakatan states of Penang and Selangor.

Say no to lying

Malaysians must muster up courage to say no to a lying and cheating government. It is time to stop the rot and free and fair elections are the order of the day.

BN leaders always harp on Pakatan winning five states in the previous polls saying how can Pakatan win if the polls are dirty? This line of argument is deficient.

The opposition won in spite of the riggings and this indicates that many people support the opposition. If not for the rigged polls, the opposition would have won many more seats.

Still, as the PSC is still having its meetings we have to give them the final chance to do what is right. If after this there are still no electoral reforms then Bersih 3.0 must be held as soon as possible in late April or early May as the general election is likely to be held in June.

The people must brace themselves for change. It will be difficult at first and a lot of adjustment is needed but it is well worth the sacrifice for a better Malaysia for one and all.

Otherwise, if BN is to win again for the umpteenth time, the economy will be in dire straits and the ordinary rakyat will suffer. This is due to the high debt ratio of 54% per GDP, wage-stagnation, rising inflation, rising cost of living and high percentage of household debt (77%).

Implosion is imminent and we are not even talking about 2019. Even now there are strong rumours that the 6% tax will be imposed on prepaid mobile phone charges beginning from July this year and the implementation of GST (Goods & Services Tax) is a sure thing after BN wins the 13th general election.

Orang Asli fail semakan pengusiran mereka di Mersing

Muda Mohd. Noor | March 24, 2012

Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Mersing menggunakan Seksyen 425 Kanun Tanah Negara bagi mengusir orang Ali Peta kerana mendakwa tanah mereka bertindih dengan Taman Negara Endau Rompin.

PETALING JAYA: Seramai 99 orang Asli Peta, Ulu Endau Johor memfailkan permohonan semakan kehakiman di Mahkamah Tinggi Johor Bahru terhadap keputusan Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Mersing yang memerintahkan mereka keluar dari penempatan mereka.

Pentadbir Tanah Daerah Mersing menggunakan Seksyen 425 Kanun Tanah Negara bagi mengusir orang Ali Peta kerana mendakwa tanah mereka bertindih dengan Taman Negara Endau Rompin.

Satu notis perintah bertarikh 17 Januari dikeluarkan untuk mengarahkan orang Aski berkenaan keluar dari tanah mereka.

Menurut peguam, Yogeswaran Subramaniam, orang Asli mahu keputusan tersebut dikaji semuala dan dibatalkan.

“Mereka juga mahu tanah seluas 10, 000 ekar yang diduduki orang Asli itu diisytiharkan sebagai milik mereka,” katanya.

Permohonan semakan kehakiman itu dibuat oleh Sangka bin Chuka, seorang batin Kampung Peta dan Nasir bin Kantan.

Perjalanan 5 jam

Selain Yogeswaran, mereka juga diwakili oleh peguam M. Rajkumar dan K Mohan dari Tetuan Law, Raj and Teh.

Dalam satu kenyataan, Sangka dan Nasir berkata, semua penduduk Orang Asli Kampung Peta memandang berat tentang perkara ini.

“Seramai 51 orang Asli Kampung Peta dan juga perkampungan yang berhampiran mengharungi perjalanan selama lima jam dari pedalaman hulu Sungai Endau ke Johor Bahru semata-mata untuk memperjuangkan hak undang-undang kami.

“Walaupun terpaksa bertolak pada 3 pagi, kami semua bersemangat apabila tiba di kompleks Mahkamah di Johor Bahru,” kata mereka.

Permohonan untuk mendapatkan kebenaran untuk semakan kehakiman ditetapkan pada 5 April 2 untuk perbicaraan di hadapan Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman, Gunalan Muniandy.

Debate – Coward Najib won’t have the guts

March 24, 2012

A PAS leader says the prime minister is not fond of taking risks, and prefers to let others clear the path before making a 'gallant' entry.

PETALING JAYA: In the absence of his retinue of advisers and strategists to provide him with fodder, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will lack the courage to lock horns with Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim in a live debate.

The Barisan Nasional chairman and Umno president, according to PAS Kuala Selangor MP Dzulkefly Ahmad, was a “risk adverse person” who would not dare go to the forefront for a debate.

“I know personally that Najib is such a person. He would make sure his path is cleared by others first… only then would he make a ‘gallant’ appearance,” he told FMT.

Dzulkefly was commenting on the invitation by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for Najib, Anwar, and blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin to debate together “or in isolation” on Wednesday.

Anwar, who had been taunting Najib for a verbal duel for months, accepted Assange’s offer; while Raja Petra asked if both his opponents would agree to debate on the subject of Islam.

Politicians and observers FMT spoke to agreed that a Najib-Anwar debate was what everyone wanted, while Raja Petra could spice things up.

But one analyst questioned the need for a foreign entity like WikiLeaks to host it when it could be done so by local NGOs.

Such a high profile debate, said Dzulkefly, was what the electorate from all sections of society were waiting to see, though it would be “daunting” for someone like Najib, who had a lot of baggage to hide.

“Frankly, I don’t think the debate would happen. Until and unless you are really very sure you can handle questions in real time, not having to refer and resort to advisers and consultants for opinions and whatever, Najib would not dare do it,” he added.

Dzulkefly said he would like to see three wide topics being discussed, namely economic woes; the general political leadership; and the issue of race and religion.

On Raja Petra’s suggestion to debate about Islam, he said that though PAS looked at Islam from every viewpoint, it was not as essential an issue as compared to governance.

The PAS leader admitted that Anwar had the upper hand as he could be on the constant attack because he was in the opposition and need not be accountable.

“The pressure is on Najib. The more Najib is reluctant to engage, the more he is losing support and approval,” he said.

Khir: Debate needs substance

Former Selangor menteri besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo said that he was all for a public debate between the two national top guns but cautioned on the topic of the debate.

“I think the debate culture is healthy, but we need to see the purpose behind the debate. If the purpose is to demonise certain people, then no. But if it is to explain our ideas, on what is going to happen to the country. Then any leader, even a prime minister, should do it.

“Malaysians in general, are looking for a ‘new formula’, how to stave off the threatening global economy, cope with the rising of cost of living, and how to deal with the gap between our income and cost of living becoming bigger and bigger,” he added.

Khir said leaders should “forget what happened in the past” and look forward to the nation’s challenges, which was far more important.

“A debate shouldn’t be about embarassing each other, Malaysians are tired of attacks without new ideas, that’s what I see when I meet local leaders on the ground.

“The topic now should be: how do we save our future? The topic can’t be too wide,” he said, pointing out that Najib himself said that he would debate if it was for the betterment of the country.

“You can’t just say, I am (going to be) the prime minister I would bring down oil prices to RM1, but you must also explain what you mean, how you are going to do it. You can’t bluff the rakyat,” he added, taking a swipe at Anwar.

‘Give it serious thought, Najib’

Meanwhile, former Transparency-International Malaysia president Ramon Navaratnam appealed to Najib to give “serious thought” about debating with Anwar and Raja Petra.

“I would appeal to him to give it very serious thought, this is an opportunity for the people to understand his thoughts better. Some things would come out more clearly in a debate rather than just statements and public announcements,” he said.

Ramon said that debates would spur greater transparency and integrity in a democratic system.

“It’s a very good move, to have an open debate at the highest level. Particularly between the PM and leader of the opposition, it would enlighten the public and electorate particularly of the issues that are not discussed in the main media,” added the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) director.

He said that it would promote greater freedom of speech and a wider exposure to the public of the issues at hand, particularly since the general election was close.

“Too many of these important issues have been raised by bloggers like Raja Petra, but have not gotten satisfactory response from the government and even the opposition because the opposition is not fully aware of all the information in the government.

“Hence, allegations of scandals keep arising and the people feel disappointed and depressed that the clarification have not been seen to be fair, reasonable and clear. So, I would appeal to all concerned

to participate in this debate. In fact to have a whole series of discussions that would help to bring about a better understanding of our democratic prosess, illuminate the dark corners of ignorance on the issues of the day,” he added.

Ramon said he would also like to see less “politicking and character assassination which seem to take precedence over the more important debate on national issues.”

He said ASLI would gladly host a debate if requested.

“Why not? If not ASLI, then another group. The means is not important, but the end. It’s fine whoever initiates it, even universities. I am sure even the government can organise it. The point is can we have discussions, that is open, free and fair? We are seeking the truth,” he added.

‘Wikileaks’ marketing campaign’

Independent political commentator Khoo Kay Peng said that he was puzzled by the involvement of Wikileaks, which was “not even a proper organisation”, in arranging a debate.

“I don’t really know what is the role of Wikileaks in this. To me, it’s odd. It’s definitely a marketing campaign of Assange. It doesn’t make sense. Is it because no other country would accept this, so they are looking as far as a third world country?” he asked.

Khoo said a local debate should be organised locally – by local NGOs.

“In the US, you won’t see presidential hopefuls debating in another country. Similarly, here we have one PM and one PM wannabe. If you hold it in Malaysia and RPK is the moderator, it would be more ‘legitimate’, like how the (MCA president) Dr Chua Soi Lek- (DAP secretary-general) Lim Guan Eng debate was done. So that local people, including the media, so on, can be involved,” he said.

“It would be an embarrassment to Malaysia if (the Wikileaks debate) happens, not on a formal platform. If it is conducted by ASLI or even done in Parliament, then it is better. There is some semblance of respect,” he added.

Khoo, who stressed that he would welcome a debate if it really happened, said Najib was most likely to ignore Anwar again.

“Why would Najib give Anwar airtime? On a live debate that you can’t moderate? Why would Najib want to risk something like that? Shout till you are cold (Anwar), asking for a debate, it won’t happen,” he said.

Khoo said there were many issues the Barisan Nasional government needed to have closure on, and there was a lingering “terrible perception, as bad as (former premier Abdullah Ahmad) Badawi.”

“As the incumbent, you would definitely be on the defensive. The opposition can exploit everything and Anwar would be on the attack, and it would be Najib needing to explain. This is also because the sentiment is that even if there are mistakes by Pakatan Rakyat, its not as big as BN’s,” he added.

Asked if a debate would have any impact on voters, Khoo said it would if one party came out with a major upper hand.

“If Lim Guan Eng had a upperhand against Chua Soi Lek, DAP would keep repeating the recordings of the debate (and sway voters). But Lim did not,” he said.

A recent survey done by Merdeka Centre revealed that 56% of its 1,022 respondents wanted to see both the political heavyweights participate in live debates.

However, Bernama later reported Najib as saying that he would only debate with responsible leaders and not “conspiracy theorists”.