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Posted by ella-mae on August 8, 2009
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Posted by barbie on June 9, 2009
I applaud the decision by the Malaysian government to dismiss and not entertain any idea of allowing Chin Peng the ‘former terrorist’ to return to this country.
Government Will Not Allow Chin Peng To Return, Says Najib
PUTRAJAYA, May 27 (Bernama) — The Malaysian government will not allow former Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leader Chin Peng to reside in the country.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the return of the former terrorist would lead to dissatisfaction among the people, especially those who fought the communists and families who lost their loved ones during the CPM’s revolt from 1948 to 1981 (known as the Emergency).
The government is absolutely right, many victims suffered during the communist insurgency, Chin Peng and his commandos killed many people in the past and they certainly do not deserve any consideration from us. No, I didn’t say that. Our very wise, informed and cultured Datuk Datuk Seri Utama Dr. Rais bin Yatim said that.
Several quarters and individuals, including Information, Communication and Culture Minister Dr Rais Yatim, have opposed the idea.
“Chin Peng and his commandos killed many people in the past and they certainly do not deserve any consideration from us,” Rais had said.
“The communists abused this country and we had been shackled through killings and terrible actions committed by them,” he added.
We should never allow Chin Peng to come back to Malaysia. Thanks to our sensitive Defence Minister Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for putting it in context.
Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi had said his return would be an insult to the families of nearly 50,000 British colonial and government troops who died during the “Malayan Emergency”. (psst, the 50,000 figure is a crap is you ask me)
But I have some disturbing questions.
1. Isn’t Chin Peng was just a puppet for the Chinese Communist Party? His party, Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) was supported by its China main counterpart throughout their four decades in Malaysia. My question is, why punish the puppet, but not the master? Obviously we should punish China!
Let’s severe our all our diplomatic and bilateral ties with China to show our sensitive considerations to the suffering families that went through killings and terrible actions committed by the communists. Let’s show them Malaysia is serious about its past history, goddammit!
2. If I am not mistaken, China is ruled by Communist Party of China (CPC). So, let me get this right, China is ruled by a bunch of communists and why the hell we are courting them now? What happened to ‘the communist abused this country’ and ‘they certainly do not deserve any consideration from us?‘
What is our beloved Prime Minister doing frolicking in China then? Is he not worry that his visit would lead to dissatisfaction among the people, especially those who fought the communists and families who lost their loved ones?
I repeat, let’s severe our all our diplomatic and bilateral ties with China to show our sensitive considerations to the suffering families that went through killings and terrible actions committed by the communists. Let’s show them Malaysia is serious about its past history, goddammit
3. If I remember correctly, the British and Japanese also killed a lot of people during their occupation of Malaya no? The British sure killed and injured a lot of people back then. Remember the fights by Tok Janggut, Dato’ Bahaman, Mat Kilau, Maharaja Lela? I bet my last cent the British killed more people here during their occupation compared to the emergency period.
How about the war crimes and astrocities the Japanese commited against the people of Malaya during World War II? Wait, did the communists kill less people than them?
Let’s severe all our diplomatic and bilateral ties with Japan and British (now Great Britain) to show our sensitive considerations to the suffering families that went through killings and terrible actions committed by the Japanese. Let’s show them Malaysia is serious about its past history, goddammit!
Well, I do not agree and I don’t really care if Chin Peng was a freedom fighter, but that’s beside the point. Just how much longer we want to live in the shadows of the past? May 13th, Malaya Emergency etc. often quoted by our leaders to ‘remind’ us, about what? You should know better. Selective issues, don’t you think? Why it is only Chin Peng not allowed to come back to Malaysia? How about other CPM leaders?
Conclusion: Only in Malaysia, it would seem like history has to dictate how we we live tomorrow. Rather sad.
ps: I am sure Chin Peng was not a freedom fighter. He’s taking arms for fun, just like how I shoot people for fun at my Counter Strike game. Okay, Let 4 Dead lah, nobody play CS now. Okay, bad joke.
pss: What is this ‘my father’, ‘my father’ and ‘my father’ crap keep repeated by Najib? He has no backbone to stand on his own? To claim his own credit, other that relying on his father’s name?
Posted in barbie, BN, communism, Current Affairs, government, hypocrite, Ideology, Mainstream Media, Malaysia, Najib Tun Razak, Politicians, World | Tagged: British, chin peng, communism, Communist Party of China, Communist Party of Malaya, CPC, CPM, Double Standard, Emergency, Freedom Fighters, History, Hypocrisy, Japanese, Malaysia | 13 Comments »
Posted by barbie on April 17, 2009
Rais Yatim, the expert somersaulter is making the headlines again. We can never get enough stale, puke inducing statements from Umno ministers, even from the so called the ‘educated’ bunch. This bugger has a Phd I tell you, and his doctorate paper was titled – “Freedom under Executive Power in Malaysia: A Study of Executive Supremacy” which he dedicated to “all who have suffered from the tyranny of executive excesses.”
It mind boggling (actually, not really.. lah! just being polite here) that a person with such background and credentials would turn into a poppycock offering ridiculous opinions like “losing Pedre Brance aka Pulau Batu Putih to Singapore is a win-win situation”. Well, we can’t expect much from an intellectual whore, right? Oopss.. by calling Rais an intellectual whore, am I breaking any law here? *chuckles*
(Bernama) – The government is not looking to find fault with bloggers and other internet users but would like them to follow the law to ensure they did not misuse it.
Oh sure man! As long as we write like any of your MSM dogs, everything will be peachy. How about telling them to follow the law as well? Cannot lah double standards, and why singled out ‘bloggers and internet users?’
Minister of Information, Communication and Culture Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the ministry played an important role in establishing only the right kind of information reached the masses.
Rais Yatim….OOPS!!….I mean “Living Dinosaur”….. 😛
“It is not that we are looking for faults all the time. But we would like the right of the people to be guarded by the relevant authorities and the law. “Our aim is to see the 1Malaysia concept succeed.
However, in order to succeed, the facts must not be twisted or misinterpreted by some until it raises racial sentiments.
Twisted or misinterpreted, u say??? How about misquoted? You think people are dumb like you? My foot twisted and misinterpreted. I bet people misintepreted you when you said “Bok House is not a heritage building“, when you actually wanted to say it is??? What?? Come on lah, we are not so smart like you to decipher what are you trying to say, stop confusing stupid people like us.
“If the right information does not reach the people how can there be success?
Hey Mr. Living-Dinosaur-Minister, please elaborate what is the RIGHT information?
What is NOT raising racial sentiments!!???
Jangan membuat permintaan yang bukan-bukan – Utusan Malaysia
Pemimpin politik dan badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Melayu kelmarin menyeru orang Melayu bangkit bersatu bagi menghadapi tuntutan kaum lain yang semakin keterlaluan.
Kita menyeru kepada bukan Melayu supaya jangan lagi membangkitkan dan mencabar ketuanan Melayu yang berkaitan dengan agama Islam sebagai agama rasmi, kedaulatan raja-raja Melayu dan hak istimewa orang Melayu.
Dalam menjaga keharmonian dan kesejahteraan hidup masyarakat majmuk, elok rasanya kita jangan mengungkit dan membuat permintaan yang bukan-bukan.
Terimalah apa yang telah diberikan.
Mengapa masa kini perpaduan kaum dilihat kian longgar.
Jika kita kembali merenung lima tahun lalu, suasana perpaduan kaum kita dicemburui oleh negara-negara lain.
Tetapi kenapa sejak pilihan raya umum 2008, suasana tiba-tiba berubah.
Dengan pelantikan Perdana Menteri baru yang membawa bersamanya gagasan Satu Malaysia, Rakyat Didahulukan, Prestasi Diutamakan, inilah masa untuk semua kaum bersatu membina negara kita mengharungi cabaran yang mendatang.
Alangkah baiknya jika kita ketepikan sengketa dan perbalahan atas nama politik.
Semua kaum harus sedar bahawa tunjang kestabilan negara ini ada di tangan orang Melayu.
Jika orang Melayu sendiri sudah berpecah kepada kumpulan-kumpulan yang memihak kepada parti politik tertentu dan yang tidak peduli apa pun yang berlaku, kestabilan negara boleh goyah.
Kesan perpecahan itu dapat kita lihat dan rasai sekarang.
Di samping itu, kaum bukan Melayu tidak sepatutnya mengambil kesempatan. Akibat perpaduan kaum tidak dijaga dan dipertahankan, ia turut menjejaskan kegiatan ekonomi dan hubungan masyarakat.
Para pemimpin yang mewakili masyarakat berbilang kaum patut menghentikan salah menyalah antara satu sama lain.
Sesungguhnya kedudukan orang Melayu dalam negara ini harus dihormati sebagaimana mereka banyak bertolak ansur dengan bukan Melayu.
Ambillah iktibar kekecohan politik negara Thai. Banyak kerugian ditanggung oleh kerajaan. Malah majoriti rakyatnya tidak menyokong tindakan yang merosakkan imej negara mereka.
Kita hanya ingin memperingatkan bahawa tindak-tanduk perpecahan di kalangan masyarakat majmuk sedang menjadi tontonan negara lain. Mereka sedang mengintai peluang untuk campur tangan jika kita terus lalai dan tidak bersatu.
Oleh itu, semua pemimpin politik dan masyarakat perlu membuat memikirkan masa depan anak cucu kita.
Bersatulah pertahankan perpaduan kaum yang telah kita bina lebih 52 tahun lalu. Jangan diulangi kesilapan lampau hingga kita dijajah lebih 400 tahun lamanya.
Segala kemajuan yang kita kecapi hari ini adalah atas dasar kerjasama dan perkongsian kuasa melalui kerajaan Barisan Nasional. Relakah kita melihat segala impian yang dibina hancur berkecai akibat perpecahan antara kaum.
Dalam konteks ini, tanamkan semula semangat perpaduan dengan didahulukan oleh parti-parti politik.
Translation? I am not going to waste my time translating this shit.
Basically, this hired mouthpiece of UMNO, party of our Prime Minister, who incidentally coined up the “1Malaysia” slogan, is telling us this :-
*Princes of Earth -ledge your souls to UMNO, to ensure peace and prosperity, ehem… of course prosperity is subjected to certain individuals only.
*Others – SHADDUP!! and obey. Wag your tail. Eat shit or whatever. Just RESPECT the princes becuse we’ve tolerated you for far too long.
*Progress and stability of the nation – exclusively for BN, one and only.
And because we’ve yet to hear even a whimper from our glorious PM and his bunch of yo-yos on this piece of crap, it’s a silent endorsement of sorts, on their intepretation of what Najib’s “1Malaysia” is all about, isn’t it?
Now aren’t we just about the luckiest bunch on this side of Mother Earth to have a great “People First” cabinet working for our well-being? Ah, we are so blessed! One thing I must give it up to BN, it is good at sloganeering. Damn freaking good! Not going to post it here, save you from puking. What? When Samyvellu came up with the ‘Rejuvenation’ campaign for MIC with him at the lead, you can tell these slogans are pretty much, rubbish!
So folks, STOP DREAMING AND GO BACK TO WORK!!! THE GAHMEN NEEDS OUR MONEY!!!!!
Posted in Current Affairs, government, hypocrite, Mainstream Media, Malaysia, Najib Tun Razak, Politicians, politics | Tagged: 1Malaysia, BN, Cabinet, hypocrite, idiots, Intellectual Whore, Living Dinasour, Malaysia, Ministers, Rais Yatim | 5 Comments »
Posted by ErnieJean on March 19, 2009
I had such a GREAT couple of days vacation getaway with the family recently, totally secluded from all the monkeying antics of nation’s political leaders. There were no newspapers, internet facilities that were too extorbitant to be bothered with and a vacation crowd that was not interested in discussing Malaysian political crap. Totally refreshing, but I guess, one has to come back to Mother Earth sooner or later.
Natural, it was almost a “rude wake-up call from the escapade dreams at Neverland” to open up today’s papers and see that nothing has changed much…..someone is still seriously hell-bent on claiming his stake at the throne (by killing off those who may not be his political alliance in th future), idiotic ass-kissing politicians making nonsensical statements and of course the theatrical antics that comes with it all.
Seriously…….when are we ever going to see changes for the better…FOR ONCE!!!!????
The UMNO disciplinary board mentioned something about Malaysians being generally cynical over their every action…..well, A-BUH-DEN!!!??? I know we’re the country of coincidences, but where got so many coincidences wan!!! You tell me lah!!!
So it seems, Ali Rustam and the famous (but not for long) SIL are the first victims of the “UMNO Spring Cleaning” exercise. While I’m glad the racist Malaccan bigot is getting what’s due, honestly, it doesn’t matter who goes first because do you seriously think there’s one, just one, honest-to-goodness UMNO politician in the entire pack? Especially the ones who are contesting for positions this coming UMNO assembly?
As for idiotic “throwing stones in the glasshouse that one lives in” statements, this latest one by a politician from an almost completely wiped out political partner of BN takes the cake;
(The Star) – Gerakan vice-president Huan Cheng Guan has called on Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to resign if there is evidence that members of the DAP-led state government are involved in corruption.
‘‘Practise what you preach. Lim has been going around saying his government is the cleanest ever but now there is an allegation of wrongdoing in his government,” Huan said.
He said that as a matter of principle, Lim should be responsible for the actions of his subordinates.
You know what? I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU Mr. Huan…….so how about issuing that statement to all political leaders besides the ones who kicked you guys out of your political home?
Come On!!!! Be a MAN!!!! Say it to the face of the big boss UMNO taikor about being responsible for his subordinates who threatened Malaysians with keris and bad breath, scaring little children with bad plastic surgeries, throwing diva tantrums, harrassing harmless wheelchair bound old men, embarrassing the nation, siphoning the nation’s wealth to some other foreign land, messing up the country’s education system and a whole lot of incredibly unthinkeable wrongdoings.
And then, say the same thing to the big bosses of your fellow ass-kissing BN political partners about stealing plots of land from the people, building illegal political centres, selling out the ones that they were supposed to protect for power and wealth……….
Yes, it’s nice to know things still remain status quo as far as our political landscape is concerned………while our economy slips a few notches down south……….
Posted in BN, Current Affairs, erniejean, government, hypocrite, Mainstream Media, Malaysia, Observations, Opinions, politics | Tagged: Lim Guan Eng, Malaysian politics, Parti Gerakan, Stupid Politicians, Suspension of Ali Rustam, UMNO | 2 Comments »
Posted by ErnieJean on February 5, 2009
Tell me you’re not feeling the same sort of distress when you saw this picture on the front page of our MSMs………
Well, I’m still nauseous from the sight of all the “ringgit-fed” vile fat faces, smilling triumphantly.
A friend wrote the following in hopes that more people will be aware of the seriousness of voicing our collective discontent now, has agreed to allow me to share with all you good folks…….
And after reading, do sign the Sultan’s guestbook. It may be too late to change the Tuanku’s mind for whatever decision he has made, but at least we’ve collectively voiced our outrage and dissapointment over the blatant unprincipled and corrupted practices of the current ruling coalition.
ALL MALAYSIANS, Please stand by our fellow Perak-ians: each and every one of us, regardless of religion, race, state, cultural and educational backgrounds stand to greatly loose out, not only on our rights and interests as citizens of Malaysia, but also our individual sense of self-respect and the consequently, the strength of our individual electoral votes in future.
Those politicians we voted for in Perak represent our utter dissatisfaction with the current government, and the fact that those in vile power can unjustifiably force their way into power with total disregard for the people’s collective votes and voice is a crime against our every Malaysian’s interests.
And, it does not change our unease and frustrations with filthy political figures who will blatantly show off their power to field unfair and underhanded manipulation of power for all to see, as if unashamedly urging the people to feel the threats of fears and resentment towards them… almost goading the people of Malaysia to succumb to unnecessary crime and violence.
That those politicians jumped ship does not mean that we would do the same: we will not jump away from our responsibilities and rights as citizens and we will not be manipulated by filthy politics, and especially not those led by a power greedy politician associated with foul and brutal murder.
It is not by chance that the opposition won the majority seats in the last election but the present events clearly demonstrate that it can only be by choice, and only freedom of choice that the opposition, any opposition at all, continues to win the hearts of every other Malaysian citizen who will never accept any person associated with murder to use whatever means possible to force their way into power, and with total disrespect and disregard for the rights and interests of the people.
As a people, at this time, who will say without shame that they will happily allow the vile powers of crime, corruption and disgraceful politics to triumph over us?
For all that we have enjoyed, we have also endured under the power of old, ineffective and irrelevant. It is clear: we do not want to continue on the path to filth and nothing will falter our determination to bring about a better, cleaner governing faculty clearly intent on genuinely protecting our interests, and that of our children.
Our faith in the system will be immensely weakened if the Sultan shows partiality to those in vile power: in consequence, the DYMM will be demonstrating an appalling favor for filthy politics and injustice against the voice of his people, and the people of Malaysia.
Our faith will be renewed if the DYMM listens to the voice of the people and share our struggles and concerns against those in vile power.
In any case, we need to do what we can to serve the majority and defend ourselves. We need to do what we can to stop being manipulated into working for deplorable and dishonorable politics.
We cannot quietly tolerate being misused by unrepentant politicians who will not understand that “no” means “NO” and continue to abuse and violate our interests, rights, morality and through their power over the media, even our thoughts.
We cannot allow ourselves to continue to be treated condescendingly, to continue to be undermined and manipulated into having faith in filth and lies intent on turning our differences against us. We truly need to defend our interests, and help protect the interests of our fellow Malaysians.
Please help strengthen the voice of every citizen of Perak and Malaysia, right now, to our DYMM SULTAN AZLAN to NOT ignore the fervent wishes of the people and initiate a state election, which the BN will NOT win.
For all that we know, from all the clearly foul tactics that they have used, the only supporters that BN holds in the state of Perak are those that they have either bribed, threatened and coerced. Now ask yourself: who would do better than any politician associated with brutal murder and foul political tactics?
My answer: anyone with a clear conscience, and a genuine concern for others.
SIGN DYMM SULTAN AZLAN’S GUESTBOOK HERE:
– Jacq Soo.
As for those who sold their souls for a couple of million ringgit, let it be known that you all have signed your political death sentence. Next election, our dissapointment and anger will be translated to our votes!!
Posted in Current Affairs, erniejean, government, Mainstream Media, Malaysia, Meaningless, Najib Tun Razak, News, Observations, People, Petition, Politicians, politics, UMNO | Tagged: Greed, Leaping Politicians, People Power, Perak Political Shits, Sultan Azlan, UMNO | 4 Comments »
Posted by ErnieJean on January 18, 2009
Gosh, yet another defeat for UMNO. Right after being trashed in a humiliating defeat at Permatang Pauh, another loss with such a convincing majority for Pakatan Rakyat, should jolt any leader of the losing team up from their slumber, shouldn’t it?
I mean, this loss, is despite all the “last-minute-but-decided-long-ago”(yea, right…) grants to the residents, threats of discontinuing development, alleged vote buying, phantom voters, well-tuned singing of the trusty ole’ MSMs, threats by Auntie Rosmah that she’ll never set foot in KT if UMNO losses (hhhmmm..perhaps that’s why they lost, hehe)and so many more trademark UMNO/BN by-election campaign styles.
“It’s only a minor setback,” so says our PM-in-waiting, while eyeing the nearest exit after his obligated loser’s press conference…because dear PM was smart to run off to another country first.
“I believe the people will return to Barisan’s fold,” he added. (While head still buried in sand box?)
Yes, but which Barisan are your referring to? HeHeHe 😛
We can, of course, discount Najib to ever learn to be a gracious loser, not now, not in the near future, not ever.
And of course with MCA despearately seeking to curry UMNO’s favour again, dictator-wannabe Ong Tee Keat and his machais were, of course, what else but boasting about higher Chinese votes this time round, as compared to the March elections (I’m still wondering how on earth did they manage to come up with such favourable statistics so soon, hhhhmmmmmmm)………..parading around like peacocks on heat. So, MCA is still relevant?
But KUDOS to the winning party…..I was truly impressed that even though the PAS candidate won, their president Hadi Awang was quick to credit the other members of Pakatan Rakyat for the victory. And how true he was.
DAP, PAS and PKR are definitely settling down quite comfortably in their partnership and at the moment, I’m truly excited about the prospect of having this new coalition run our country. Goodness knows how badly we need to replace the current incompetent captains running this ship.
And HATS OFF to the group of bloggers who helped Pakatan Rakyat in their campaigning while keeping us (those who were not able to join them in KT) updated, especially one “celebrity” blogger, who commanded more photo ops with the humble folks of KT, than all the BN ministers and big wigs put together, including dear ole’ DPM.
So what’s next?
Yes, UMNO has lost and no doubt humiliated beyond comprehension but they still hold the key to the government and of course the nation’s coffers, and hence can be expected to continue splurging like money grows on trees. I mean, as the saying goes, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks”. Let’s forget about UMNO ever being taught a lesson. For that matter, MCA and MIC too…..they’re still talking about unwavering ground support and still singing the same racist tunes.
I think it’s time we bank our country’s future with the Pakatan Rakyat coalition. More and more folks are begining to realise the great potential this new coalition has. The news that their leaders are going to hold a summit to discuss and map out a future for a more cohesive partnership certainly brings good tidings and let’s hope and pray that Malaysians will not have to wait another few more decades to see changes for the better.
Oooo…….Exciting times we’re heading, folks ;D
Posted in Budget, By Election, Current Affairs, Dandelions, erniejean, government, Mainstream Media, Malaysia, Najib Tun Razak, News, Observation, Pakan Rakyat, Uncategorized | Tagged: Bloggers, DAP, Humiliated, Kuala Terengganu By-Election, Malaysia Political Landscape, Najib Tun Razak, Pakatan Rakyat, PAS, PKR, Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Renewed Hope, Sore Losers, UMNO | 5 Comments »
Posted by ErnieJean on December 12, 2008
You know what? It is only in the face of a crisis that you see the true nature a person and the manifestation of the sort of charater that person bears.
And it is the recent landslide disaster in Bukit Antarabangsa, which saw the loss of lives and properties, that reveals to us what sort of leaders we have in our current BN government…………
A) GUTLESS COWARDS who tries to cover up for their inefficiencies and lack of accountability, intelligence and integrity by shifting the blame on whoever they can get their hands on.
JAKARTA: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has hit out at the Selangor Government for apparently trying to wash its hands of the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide tragedy.
The Prime Minister said the Pakatan Rakyat government should accept responsibility and correct any mistakes or weaknesses which have occurred. (That’s precisely what they’ve been doing since March 2008, you old goat!! Correcting your Toyol’s previous administration’s mistakes!!)
“This is not the way to govern – taking credit only for the good things and blaming others for the mishaps.
“As the new state administration, they should improve on all aspects and take things in their stride,” he told the Malaysian media here when commenting on claims by Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim that a total of 99 risky hillside projects were approved by the previous government.
Abdullah said there was no need for him to teach the present administration how to do their work as they should be fully aware of what was good for the people.
Firstly, if the risky hillside projects were indeed approved by the greedy administration of Toyol, then what the heck is wrong with informing the public of the truth!!!!!???? Pray tell, how on earth is that washing one’s hands off the tragedy!!?? Yoo Hoo!!! Where are you hiding, Uncle Toyol !!!???
In fact, the Selangor government has basically done the exact opposite of washing their hands of the shit that Toyol’s government has left behind. Their unwavering stand on the ban on Class 3 & 4 hillslope developments is definitely something to be admired and applauded!!!
(Btw, We love you Eli Wong!!!!!!! Please do continue being “Lan Si”)
Mr. Badawi, don’t think the taxpayers are that stupid……….we all have eyes, ears and definitely brains to know who is at fault here >:-(
Secondly, on the contrary Mr. PM (who makes chameleon-like statements), I think the 5 Pakatan Rakyat state governments should, instead, teach your BN government a thing or two on proper governance practices.
B) And then, there is the other characteristic trait of most UMNO/BN politicians that us taxpayers are quite familiar with……their shameless fondness to PLAGIARIZE.
By Debra Chong
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 — Penang’s Chief Minister wants the federal government to set up a geotechnical engineering unit under the Public Works Department to ensure the safety of all hillside developments.
In light of the latest landslide incident in Bukit Antarabangsa which killed four people, Lim Guan Eng said Malaysia should learn from the painful experience and emulate Hong Kong, where 80 per cent of the buildings sit on slopes.
Lim, who had just returned from a working trip there, noted that the Hong Kong government had formed a Geotechnical Engineering Office after landslides in the 1970s killed “hundreds of people”.
“Existing hillside projects require maintenance, require monitoring and require management,” he said.
“We need to have a special department to deal with it professionally,” he added.
Lim explained that the Hong Kong body had proved successful in preventing further deaths and other unwanted incidents through four simple moves: checking new slopes, planning land use, maintaining and upgrading slopes on government land and ensuring private land owners follow the same guidelines.
While Penang already had a similar committee working on drawing new guidelines for slope safety and carrying out inspections on the developments, Lim said the body needed to be placed under federal supervision.
“The resources required are quite substantial. I don’t think any state has enough resources,” he said. – The Malaysian Insider
And what else but the very next day, PAC’s chairman was reported by the MSMs (which mysteriously failed to report LGE’s statement) to be considering adopting Hong Kong’s hillslope development regulations.
PAC chairman Datuk Seri Azmi Khalid said the Department of Environment’s (DOE) environmental impact assessment required all hillside development to be on 25° angle slopes or less, and the committee was informed that most of the units on Bukit Antarabangsa were built on 20° slopes.
“This is a weakness we see here. Laws to govern hillside buildings must be seriously looked at,” he told a press conference at the landslide site which he visited with eight committee members, including his deputy Dr Tan Seng Giaw, yesterday.
Azmi said the committee would discuss the possibility of a new law on hillside buildings that could be based on Hong Kong’s Land Code, as recommended by the Public Works Department (PWD). (So…..this stealing of ideas goes even deeper into the system than we originally thought, huh?)
– The Star, 12 December 2008
And of course, being total suckers for good publicity (God knows how badly he needs it), our DPM joins the bandwagon and “fishes” for whatever bravos he can get and promptly promises to seriously consider “Azmi Khalid’s” recommendations.
The Government may introduce planning legislation similar to Hong Kong’s guidelines of hillside development to prevent more landslides in future.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the Government was willing to consider any suggestion when he was asked to comment on the statement by the Public Accounts Committee that it would look into introducing a new hillside law based on Hong Kong’s Buildings Ordinance.
Hong Kong’s Dangerous Hillside Order is “to reduce the risk posed to the public from known dangerous or potentially dangerous private slopes or retaining walls”.
– The Star, 12 December 2008
So, with the marvellous use of our very “independant and unbiased” media, Lim Guan Eng’s brilliant idea has been totally HIJACKED!!!!
Speaking of our “unbiased and professional” MSMs, did you catch this video that was aired by TV3?
In this clip, the TV3 newscaster’s voice-over seemed to attempt to indicate that the residents were venting their anger at and blaming Azmin Ali for the poor coordination in relocation efforts. But if you listen closely, it was basically residents, frustrated with the lazy attitudes of the RELA boys and MPAJ, complaining to the MP about the lack-lustre attitudes.
There is a big big difference between COMPLAINING and BLAMING, you know TV3?
Now, do you think TV3 will air this if the person at the receiving end of the man’s rant was not Azmin Ali but some UMNO MP? They would have shown smilling faces and thumbs-up gestures instead…..DOUBLE STANDARDS!!!!!
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Posted by ErnieJean on September 18, 2008
What do you think of Malaysia’s economy today? Progressing, like how the current government is trying to convince us, or sinking faster than Titanic, like how many of us are experiencing……….
How many of us know of someone who has either migrated or applied for jobs overseas, in particular, the Middle East, mainly because of the sufforcatingly high cost of living in this country, amplified by artificially surpressed salaries. Or read about the increase in victims of loan sharks, desperate for cash, due to failing businesses or escalating medical bills? Or see big corporations boasting about their business ventures overseas but nothing about the local ventures?
How did a nation with so much promise and all geared up for 2020 hit a boulder? Did all these only happen just recently? Could one man’s alleged smearing campaign overseas have caused the hardship experienced by Malaysians?
The Star, Thursday September 18, 2008
Pak Lah: Anwar a threat to security and economy
PUTRAJAYA: PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is a threat to national security and the economy due to his lies, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.
He said the Opposition Leader had spread false information overseas about the country’s economic stability to the extent of investors reporting that Malaysia was not a good country to invest in due to political instability.
“The country still receives foreign direct investments and is one of the countries which foreigners want to invest in. Even our competitiveness ranking improved from 23rd to 19th position.
“So what is he saying? He is exploiting the trust the people have in him by saying all these, which is not helpful,” he said, adding that although there was no tremendous economic development, the country still had made significant progress.
Speaking to reporters at his office with his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak seated beside him, Abdullah said Anwar ignored positive developments in the country.
Asked how the Government would act, Abdullah said he could not say yet but gave an assurance that any action would be in the best interest of the people and country.
It seems to me, someone’s found a “scapegoat” for his 5 years of incompetence in the managing of a country’s economy, doesn’ it?
In the first place, is the good PM saying that foreign investors are all dumbasses and have no brains of their own? That they “goyang kaki” in their offices and wait for whoever from whichever country to tell them their side of the story about a country’s potential economical prospect?
And IF Anwar has been doing just that, looks like he is not doing a great job at it lah, because, if what the PM is saying about our country’s competitiveness ranking has improved economically is true, we shouldn’t be affected, right?
Wanna know why majority of Malaysians are finding it harder day by day to make ends meet? I think the analysis by Wall Street Journal says it all…….
WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced this week that he has enough parliamentary support to unseat the current government, led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. If he does, Abdullah’s lacklustre economic management will be largely to blame.
The prime minister has not introduced any substantive reforms during his nearly five years in office, preferring to rely instead on opening up the government purse. Under the Ninth Malaysia Plan announced in 2005, he expanded public-sector spending to RM200 billion annually from RM160 billion. In his Midterm Plan Review this year, he increased this outlay to RM240 billion. The national debt now stands at RM285 billion, up from RM192 billion in 2004. The official fiscal deficit has risen to 4.8% of GDP this year, from 3.2% last year. Revenue is being spent faster than it is coming in.
It’s hard to argue that these outlays have served the broad public interest. Much of the funding has been channelled to elites in the majority Malay community, under the country’s pro-Malay affirmation action programme. That has created discontent with many Malay who don’t see the full benefits of the programme, and among the minority Chinese and Indians, who are excluded from it altogether.
Abdullah’s stewardship has had a real impact on the economy. Capital flight has risen sharply; Malaysian investment abroad now exceeds inward foreign investment. The Kuala Lumpur stock exchange has lost almost one-fifth of its value this year to date. Malaysia’s currency, the ringgit, saw its biggest one-month loss last month since the end of the dollar peg in 2005. Although GDP growth has averaged a robust 5% annual growth under Abdullah, that record is now under threat. Inflation reached a record 8.5% this summer. Job creation has reached record lows, as unemployment, particularly among young majority Malays, remains high. Ironically, only the opposition-led state governments are attracting new foreign investment – and without the federal government’s help, no less.
Abdullah’s 2004 attempts to promote growth and investment – such as through the promotion of the biotechnology and agricultural industries – have failed. He also fumbled discussions with the United States on a free trade agreement, which have now stalled. What Malaysia really needs is education reform and the liberalisation of its labour markets to improve its economic competitiveness.
The political opposition, in the form of Anwar and his Pakatan Rakyat coalition, have seized on these issues. They have promised to root out corruption and to implement a new economic policy to address the concerns of all ethnic communities in Malaysia. Their platform aims to move beyond populist spending to introduce structural reforms in government procurement programmes and in the management of government-linked companies.
When Abdullah assumed office in 2004, he inherited an economy in need of structural reform. Malaysians have had to pay for his poor stewardship through higher prices, stagnating wages and growing private sector debt. Soon, Abdullah may have to pay the political price for that record.
So, who do you think should be facing the music for doing such a lousy job at handling the country’s economy? For being a threat to national security and economy?
A piece of advise to all the “tai chi” masters out there……next time, when it’s already become too obvious who was responsible for all the shit, forget about blaming someone else for it. It’ll only make you look like a bigger fool than you already are.
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Posted by barbie on August 27, 2008
Khairy: We’ve come to ‘bury’ Anwar
Beh Lih Yi | August 21, 2008
Barisan Nasional will not only defeat Anwar Ibrahim in the Aug 26 Permatang Pauh by-election, the ruling coalition will also bury his political career.
This bold prognosis came from Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin.
Speaking at a ceramah in Seberang Jaya last night, he riled up the audience by characterising the upcoming contest as one that would decide the fate of the nation.
During a fiery 30-minute speech, Khairy said BN candidate Arif Shah Omar Shah’s true challenge was to end the career of the ‘power crazy’ opposition leader.
“We are here to bury Anwar’s political career. We are here to make history to ensure our nation’s future is free and safe from him!” he thundered to loud cheers from those present.
Hahahaha!!! Hahaha!!! Ha! Ha! Ha!
ROTFLSMDL!!! ROTFLMAO!! ROTFLMAOWLKITA!!
Sorry… can’t help it..
This comment from a reader of Malaysiakini reflects my opinion of Khairy:
“Maybe Khairy wants to look at his salvation act and see how he has ‘buried’ his own father-in-law’s political career with the ‘demise’ of the five states in the hands of Pakatan Rakyat, not to mention his own ‘burial’ with a limbo rock on his position as deputy head of Umno Youth.
Good, Khairy. Do more salvation work – ‘bury’ your own career.”
*ROTFLSMDL – Rolling on the floor laughing sampai masuk dalam longkang!
**ROTFLSMDL – Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off!
***ROTFLMAOWLKITA!! – Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off with legs kicking in the air!
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Posted by Madame on August 27, 2008
The mere thought of blogging again is a daunting one for me, I find. Could I be suffering from ‘Writer’s Block’? Perhaps…. ‘Brain Freeze’? Yeah…most likely 😉 However, yesterday’s resounding election victory in Permatang Pauh for Anwar Ibrahim got me thinking and has kinda galvanized me…for, it is a pivotal moment for Malaysia. Malaysia now finally has a fair chance at democracy….it has taken us 51 years to get there….but so what, we are slowly getting there….and that’s what matters! 🙂
Malaysia and Press Freedom is like mixing water and oil. The BN government has always suffocated freedom of expression and thought. The one thing that we got under Badawi, was the sudden explosion of politics in Blogosphere. So for this, I must pause to say….”Thank you, Mr. Badawi for the slight freedoms that you have given us” 😉 Badawi has given us way more freedom than his predecessor did. Was this because he cares more about freedom of expression or was he just plain inefficient? I tend to favour the latter 😀
I personally think that Blogosphere was/is responsible for the sudden political awareness amongst Malaysians. I think that we can also give the bloggers huge credit for March 8th and most recently, for Permatang Pauh. There are many bloggers who we owe a debt of gratitude to like Zorro, Anil Netto, Susan Loone, The Dandelions (ahem…ahem 😉 )and oh-so-many more…but…is there any one person that I would like to single out for his contribution to this new found political awareness amongst Malaysians? Yes, there is…..it would have to be the one and only YM Raja Petra Kamaruddin or RPK, for short.
This one man must surely go down in Malaysian history for his bravery and wits in daring to take on the BN machinary. He boldly goes where others fear to tread…and he does it all with grace, smarts and humor! He surely has become the Conscience of Malaysia. I think that he has given us courage to question and debate governmental policies. I salute you, YM RPK for your convictions and your courage!
Do I always agree with what RPK has to say? Nope! Quite often I find myself disagreeing and at times even find his ‘theories’ too far-fetched…BUT…what RPK does is, he makes me stop to ponder….and that is what matters to me. He gives me food for thought…it is then upto to me to ponder, investigate and then draw my own conclusions. He brings so many relevant matters out into the open….which is sadly not covered by the MSM. For me, RPK has become my very own MSM 😀
RPK embodies the true spirit of democracy, I think. He is not afraid to be put under ISA or face the ‘famed’ Malaysian courts 😉 I applaud him for his strength and his selflessness! Do I idolise the man? Nope! But I do admire all that he stands for greatly.
So…I’d like to say a BIG “Thank You, Sir” to YM Raja Petra Kamaruddin for showing me the way 🙂
LONG LIVE MALAYSIA!!!! LONG LIVE DEMOCRACY!!! And now at last I can proudly say……Malaysia mungkin Boleh!!! 😀
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