Thursday, September 30, 2010

BTN: Cabinet orders probe into 'racial slurs' claims

The cabinet is upset over allegations that racial slurs had been uttered by a senior National Civics Bureau (BTN) official against ethnic Chinese and Indians during a recent function with Puteri Umno.

NONEAccording to reports, Human Resource Minister Dr S Subramaniam said the cabinet also ordered the chief secretary to the government Mohd Sidek Hassan to investigate the claims against BTN deputy director Hamim Husin.

Hamim was alleged to have referred to the Chinese as si sepet (squinty eyes) and Indians as si kaki botol (alcoholics) when speaking of the need for Malays to cooperate with other ethnic communities for political purposes.

Subramaniam, speaking after the cabinet's weekly meeting, said the ministers were upset to hear of the allegations and wanted a full investigation.

“All we have now is a report on an online portal, claiming the deputy director made racist remarks. This is not enough to take action against the person involved.

“Chief Secretary to the Government Sidek Hassan has been directed to investigate the allegations first, before any action is taken," the MIC vice-president added.


source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/143945

seals: MIC ur just a ant bite for the UMNO, you have no voice and you have made your self like that. UMNO can do anything nothing will happen tot them...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Najib put in an embarrassing quandary

2010-09-28 17:56

While Datuk Seri Najib Razak was urging all nations of the world to "choose moderation over extremism" to promote international peace and harmony in his maiden speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday 27 September 2010, it is surely shocking that back in Malaysia at about the same time, a senior civil servant spewed out one of the most extremist and venomous speeches against the Chinese and Indian communities.

Federal Territory Biro Tata Negara (BTN) deputy director Hamim Husin referred to the Chinese and Indian communities as Si Mata Sepet and Si Botol when speaking at a Puter Umno function.

“The Si Mata Sepet who has never gone to a mosque or surau only has one vote. The Si Botol who only knows how to go up and down Batu Caves only has one vote,” Hamim was quoted as saying, when talking about getting votes from the non-Malay voters.

It surely is most malevolent and seditious for the senior BTN officer to use such a contemptuous, pejorative and derogatory terms of Si Mata Sepet (slit eyes) and Si Botol (alcoholic) to describe the Chinese and Indian citizens.

The flabbergasted speech by the BTN deputy director makes our Prime Minister sounds like a first-class hypocrite at the United Nations!

The Prime Minister has urged world leaders to embark on building a "Global Movement of the Moderates" from all faiths to work together to combat and marginalise extremists, whom he said, had held the world with their bigotry and bias.

"It is time for moderates of all countries, of all religions to take back the centre, to reclaim the agenda for peace and pragmatism, and to marginalise the extremists. This Global Movement of the Moderates will save us from sinking into the abyss of despair and depravation," Najib told the world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly.

Yet, back in his own country, a senior civil servant desacralizes his fair and impartial homily on inter-racial and inter-faith relationship.

The BTN, as an agency to train and develop civil servants, should be in the forefront of preserving and promoting racial equality, harmony and peaceful co-existence among the people.

It should be educating and acculturating the civil servants to lead all races to work towards achieving the inclusive OneMalaysia policy mooted by the Prime Minister.

However, the BTN has been shown to be an extremely racist and highly divisive politically-orientated agency to promote the supremacy of one particular race, which is in direct contradiction to Najib's inclusive OneMalaysia policy.

During the height of the controversy over the BTN in the last quarter of 2009, various former participants of the BTN courses had testified that the agency is basically geared towards the propagada and promotion of an exclusive political agenda.

For example, the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat state government in December 2009 prohibited state civil servants and students in state-owned tertiary institutions from attending the BTN courses, claiming that they were an indoctrination process by the Barisan Nasional federal government and aimed at brainwashing Malaysians to hate all those opposed to its political agenda.

Pakatan Rakyat leaders have accused the ruling Barisan Nasional federal government of using the BTN to brainwash civil servants and tertiary students to hate the opposition, and asked why the BTN courses are not open to the public and are conducted in secrecy.

Pakatan Rakyat leaders and former participants have also claimed that the courses were racist in nature and emphasised the idea of the supremacy and superiority of one particular race.

It was also reported that former BTN participants revealed that they were not allowed to take along their mobile phones and other electronic media gadgets, while course notes were not allowed to be taken out of the lecture hall.

The latest malicious and malevolent remarks on the Chinese and Indian communities by the Federal Territory BTN deputy director has again highlighted the fact the BTN is in fact an indoctrination tool to instil and reinforce a racial supremacist agenda, which is, for all purposes and intend, an antithesis to Najib's OneMalaysia ideal.

The predictable danger of such an indoctrination scheme causing untold harm to the already very frail and fragile multi-racial, multi-religious, multi-cultural and mulit-lingual Malaysian society is very real. It can even result in a veritable racial explosion, if not checked, curbed and controlled.

For the most part, those participating in the BTN courses consist of pre-university students, government scholarship students, civil service recruits, and civil servants sent for refresher courses.

With the BTN leadership comprising people with mentality like the Federal Territory deputy director, instead of seeking to instil the spirit of patriotism and love for the country, and promoting racial equality, justice, harmony and peaceful co-existence, the BTN is an utterly destructive agency which should be closed for good.

Najib has told the world leaders at the United Nations: "We must choose moderation over extremism. We must choose negotiations over confrontation. We must choose to work together and not against each other. And we must give this effort utmost priority for time is not on our side."

If that is what the Prime Minister sincerely believes in and wants to happen, he must show the world by example that he practises what he preaches in his own country.

Then, among his first actions should be the dismantling of the BTN, and the taking of disciplinary action against the racist civil servants, such as the Federal Territory BTN deputy director and the two school principals who cynically and contemptuously run down the non-Malay students in their schools. The actions should include sacking these people, and charging them for sedition.

In the case of the Johor principal who liken her Indian students to dogs, and told them and the Chinese students to go back to India and China, it has been more than two and a half months since the incident was exposed, yet no action has been taken against her. The most ridiculous and stupid statement issued by the federal government is that the Education Minister has no power to act on the case.

Najib also must act fast to rein in and restrain those political racial rousers in his own party Umno who are playing the communal card, causing the racial temperature and tension to rise with their irresponsible blazing stirring of sensitive issues.

He should also put a stop to all the fierce and destructive racial attacks propagated in the media owned by his party. The series of communal onslaughts on the human, fundamental and constitutional rights of the people must be made to cease immediately.

Until our Prime Minister acts on these matters, his speech at the United Nations General Assembly will just be sounds from an empty gong, with no substantial and essential value.

Read also in the Opinion section:
-- Discipline the Little Napoleons
-- Enough is enough of the Little Napoleons
-- The racist time-bomb is ticking fast
-- Racism is a sin
-- Zero tolerance for racism or zero action


source: http://www.mysinchew.com/node/45614

seals: Too many incident to say it is one off, is our PM standing alone in his vision? Mr PM, I can see you are doing a lot for the people but some thing is wrong here.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Indian gangsteris: They're coming home to roost

'Indians have nowhere to turn to for aid and the result is this gangsterism problem. Will the government address the issue or just sweep it under the carpet?'



'Indian youths engineered into gangsterism'


Justice Seeker:
I totally agree with P Uthayakumar. But there is another most important factor - in a study conducted by the Centre for Public Policy Studies, an estimated 300,000 plantation workers were uprooted from their established plantation background between 1975-1995 and were displaced.

These internally-displaced plantation workers were not given compensation, training opportunities, housing, etc, and they became the new urban poor and underclass who were neglected by the Umno 'tuan'.

Compare these loyal workers who contributed to this nation for almost 200 years and the Felda LBJ in Negeri Sembilan who were equally displaced. The Felda settlers were compensated up to RM3.5 million per family for a contribution of almost 30 years.

It is plainly obvious the Indian workers were simply driven out of the estates and were no longer needed as their efforts had been sucked dry for more than 200 years. They ended up as the new urban squatters and thus became gangsters for survival.

JB Guy: Indians have nowhere to turn to for aid and the result is this gangsterism problem. Will the government do the right thing and address the issues or just sweep it under the carpet? Let's wait and see as 53 years of BN governance has not solved this problem. Can Najib Abdul Razak do it?

Anonymous: Pakatan Rakyat is no choice for Indians if Pakatan does not act in any way different than Umno/BN. Anwar Ibrahim, when he visited the UK early this year, said that Pakatan Rakyat could not be expected to solve the socio-economic woes of the Indians.

What is then the difference between Pakatan and Umno/BN? Uthayakumar has laid it all out there for you - the socioeconomic woes plus he says Umno/BN is just not cutting it. If Pakatan cannot commit to solving these woes, then what is the difference?

Only when Pakatan commits unequivocally to a plan to address these problems will we of HRP/Hindraf and of the Indian community turn towards Pakatan. Otherwise, it makes no difference to us the Indians who wins or who loses the general election. They are all the same.

By Election:
Do most of the Indians have similar thoughts to Uthayakumar? It was proven in both Hulu Selangor and in Port Dickson where the Indian vote helped BN to win and with bigger margins. Those who are intelligent and reachable to the Indian community must work harder to make sure Pakatan Rakyat wins the next general election so that all of us will be equally treated.

source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/143260

seals: I do agree with them, and I see that they still maintain a quarter of poor malays so that the rich malays can still enjoy the benefit ...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Nazri: I will shield gov't, even from Mahathir

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz has picked a public spat with Utusan Malaysia columnist under the pen name 'Awang Selamat', as he defended his criticism of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

parliament gobind singh ban over nazri mistake 251108 04Reacting to accusations that he is “anti-Dr Mahathir” and that he had been biadap (uncouth) towards a statesman who has done much for the country, Nazri said in an open letter to Utusan that his stand is to the contrary.

So far, said Nazri, Mahathir has been the best prime minister he has ever served. But as an ex-premier, he said Mahathir leaves much to be desired.

Nazri (left) claimed he has been consistent in his defence of the government against its critics - even if these now include Mahathir.

“Awang should get out of his time warp and face the fact that I am now in the government ... It is Tun Mahathir who is criticising the government and not the other way round.

“...I will defend the government, just as I did in the past when Tun Mahathir and (then) Tun Abdullah (Ahmad Badawi) was the prime minister.”

Nazri reiterated his challenge to the columnist to come clean on where his loyalty lies, given the priorities Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has placed on an inclusive 1Malaysia.

NONENONE“I want Awang to know that I am always sure who my boss is. It is not (DAP leader Lim) Kit Siang or (Opposition Leader) Anwar (Ibrahim), because they are not the prime minister of Malaysia, the chairperson of BN or president of Umno.

“I am not too sure Awang knows who his boss is because he undermines the 1Malaysia policy of the prime minister and promotes the narrow racism of (Perkasa chief) Ibrahim Ali, who is not even an Umno member.”

Nazri said even school children know that his agenda is to win the next general election and for Najib to remain as prime minister.

“I do hope that Awang also has the same agenda, unless of course his boss is somebody else.”

Questioning the column for criticising his “civil” treatment of opposition leaders, Nazri said such conduct is the right thing to do in a democracy since “they are also elected by the people”.

“Of course, Awang is caught in the time warp of the days where government MPs did not only not engage them, but hated and disliked them in all circumstances.

malaysia parliament parlimen“Awang will never understand this because he is not a MP, put in the House by the voice of the people. Anyway, did Awang ever think of how five PKR MPs could become Independents, if not for the civility shown by me to them as parliamentary affairs minister?

“The number of crossovers to the Independent caucus has exceeded the single MP from Pasir Mas, this so-called hero for the Malays who Awang idolises. Incidentally, Umno has never asked or needed for Ibrahim to help us. Any association with him will only cause us to lose votes.”

'Malaysian first'


Training his sights on claims that he is pandering to the Chinese, Nazri pointed out that Mahathir - who was reported to have said he didn't need Chinese votes - has realised why he lost in the 90 percent Malay-majority seat of Kota Setar Selatan in 1969 to PAS' Yusof Rawa.

“There is a lesson to be learned from this,” said Nazri.

utusan 140910 majoriti orang malayu menyokong perkasaDriving home his point, Nazri said Awang has never contested in an election and, furthermore, hides behind the anonymity of a pseudonym of a column in the Malay-language daily, which is owned by Umno but which has highlighted the Perkasa cause.

“Politicians like me who have stood for four general elections and won, have to be very careful in what we say and not be reckless like Awang. We need to muster all the votes regardless of race and we do not stay in the comfort zone as Awang does.

“He (Awang) can write and say anything irresponsibly and recklessly, knowing that he will never be punished by voters. I advise Awang to stick to what he does and knows best and not try to meddle in national politics, of which he has shallow knowledge and zero experience.”

As a parting shot, Nazri also challenged detractors to question his identity and priorities as a citizen.

“And yes I am a Malaysian first and Malay next. Does any bigot have a problem with that?”





source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/143075

Seals:
for the first time I salute u Nazri !

Friday, September 17, 2010

More Of Kailash

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The philosophy of Prof. Randy Pausch

The philosophy of Prof. Randy Pausch who died of pancreatic cancer in 2008.


This is amazing, he died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, but wrote a book ‘The last lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. What a legacy to leave behind

In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life" for his wife and children to follow.
May you be blessed by his insight.




POINTS ON HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE


Personality:

1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
3. Don't over do; keep your limits
4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


Community:

15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others
17. Forgive everyone for everything
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day
20. What other people think of you is none of your business
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.


Life:

22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything
24. Do the right things
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come
28. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy.


While you practice all of the above, share this knowledge with the people you love, people you school with,
people you play with, people you work with and people you live with.
Not only will it enrich YOUR life, but also that of those around you.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Malaysia's funniest and tragic court video

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The "Best" of Teoh Beng Hock's Inquest



Tuesday, September 07, 2010

State rep to be charged over 'tree assembly' video

Tebing Tinggi state assemblyperson Ong Boon Piow expects to be charged tomorrow over his video recording of the 'tree assembly' on March 3 last year.

Ong said he was informed by the commercial crimes investigation department of the Ipoh district police to appear at the magistrate court tomorrow morning.

perak state govt crisis state adun assemble under the rain tree 030309He was informed that he would be charged under the Section 6 of the Film Censorship Act 2002 for failing to obtain the approval from the film censorship board, apparently for producing copies of the video.

The video was screened during a function at the Chin Woo Hall on March 29 in Ipoh, which was coincidently held on the at the same day as the nomination process for the Bukit Gantang by-election.

Ong recorded the infamous 'tree assembly' proceedings and later produced DVD copies of the footage for public distribution.

"I'm innocent. It is unfortunate that I have become their target. I believe this is politically motivated,” said Ong when contacted.

If convicted, Ong will face a fine of not less than RM5,000 and not more than RM30,000, a jail term of not more than three years or both.

Once convicted, Ong faces automatic disqualification as a state assemblyperson.

Home videos and Youtube also in danger?

His lawyer Yee Seu Kai believes that Ong is a victim of selective prosecution.

"With video cameras available in Malaysia, videos are being made and distributed every day. Why the selective prosecution?" he asked when contacted.

Meanwhile, DAP chairperson Ngeh Khoo Ham while decrying the misuse of the law on Ong, said the same should be applied of Perak MCA for distributing DVDs containing footage of the May 7, 2009 Perak state assembly sitting.

"If not, charging Ong smacks of selective prosecution," said Ngeh when contacted.

Perak MCA had reportedly produced 50,000 copies of the DVD to counter similar footages distributed by Pakatan. At the time, Pakatan's copies were confiscated during several screenings.

Ngeh, a practising lawyer, believes that the law that will be used to charge Ong was not designed for such purposes.

"If it is strictly followed as such, then family videos and videos uploaded to Youtube would similarly be considered an offence," said Ngeh.

'BN acting irrationally'

Ngeh said that the decision to prosecute Ong can only conclude that BN was now "acting irrationally", in the same vein as governments in other countries before their eventual ouster.

"Whenever they are not in control, they try to be in control," he said.

On March 3 last year, V Sivakumar, then the undisputed speaker of the Perak state legislative assembly had called for an emergency sitting but the authorities barred assemblypersons from convening at the assembly hall at the state secretariat building.

Following this, Sivakumar and Pakatan Rakyat assemblypersons convened the sitting under a tree where a motion of confidence was passed to affirm Pasir Panjang state assemblyperson Nizar Jamaluddin as the lawful menteri besar.

Pakatan was ousted as the state government after three of its elected representatives quit their respective parties and became BN-friend independents Feb 4 last year.

What followed was a full blown constitutional crisis lasting a year that was tested until the federal court level, in which it was concluded that BN's Zambry Abdul Kadir was the rightful menteri besar.

The 'tree assembly', as it was popularly known later, was one of the several assemblies which saw skirmishes between the authorities and Pakatan assemblypersons.


source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/142102

seals: Being a UMNO member has its privileges ...LOL!!!!!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

'Spy cam' jolt for S'gor MB

Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim made a shocking revelation today - he said he found a 'hidden video camera' in his office yesterday afternoon.

NONEThe video camera was hidden behind a window curtain in the MB's office, which is located on the 21st floor of the state secretariat building in Shah Alam.

According to Khalid, he discovered the camera at about 6pm yesterday when it made a beeping sound due to a low battery.

However, he said that he will not be lodging a police report as yet because he wants to
conduct his own “investigations” first.

“We're going to get experts to look into the system and we're going to review all the recording from the CCTV in my own office. It will probably take at least a week,” he said during a press conference after chairing the state exco meeting this afternoon.

When pressed further on why he would not lodge a police report immediately after such a security breach, he said that he wanted to “save the police time” by doing his own snooping.

NONEKhalid said he was unsure how long the device had been in his office, but added: “There is a recording of me in my office for the whole of yesterday”.

He also said that when he queried the other exco members as well as the state secretariat building's security department, they said that they are not aware of the device and system. Khalid also said he will be reviewing security measures following the incident.

Security breaches 'not uncommon'

Security breaches at government offices are not uncommon in the country.

Last Monday night, there was a “minor attack” on Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng when a man hit him on the shoulder in the driver's room of the VIP car park at the Komtar building.

Aides for Deputy Minister in Prime Minister's Department T Murugiah also found a parcel containing a threatening note and two bullet casings in front of his office at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya in May last year.


Source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/139788


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Doctored photo of Guan Eng making its rounds

Another allegation involving Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and the Muslim community is now making the rounds and irking PAS, who said it was meant to destroy the party's relationship with its allies in Pakatan Rakyat.

lim guan eng slaughters cow 310810 lim guang eng nizar jamaluddinFederal Territory PAS Youth chief Herman Samsudeen claimed that an Umno cybertrooper going by the moniker “PAS Beruk (monkey)” has designed and distributed via the Internet a superimposed image of Lim slaughtering a cow for the consumption of Muslims.

The image, said Herman in a statement, carried the tagline “Are we willing to see things become like this? What excuse is there to justify DAP's action?”

Herman said Umno continues to use 'malicious' tactics to destroy PAS and Pakatan's image despite it being the holy month of Ramadan.

“The action by the cybertrooper has gone overboard and was done purposely to incite religious sentiments,” he added.

Herman said the Youth wing regretted Umno's “culture of slander” and accused the latter of acting against the teachings of Islam.

He said Umno supporters were willing to create such a picture for their own political interests, where the actual person slaughtering the cow was former Perak menteri besar Nizar Jamaluddin, who is from PAS.

“The picture was designed to show that the cooperation between PAS and DAP will destroy Islam,” he said.

NONEIn recent weeks several allegations involving the DAP and the Islamic religion have surfaced, with the latest target being MP for Serdang Teo Nie Ching.

Teo has raised a storm among Umno figures and media over what they purport was her improper presence and actions in a surau in Serdang.

Earlier, Lim, who is also DAP national secretary-general, was accused of ordering that his name replace the Agong's in Friday sermons in Penang. Lim has vehemently denied the claim.

NONETwo days ago former Umno information chief Zainuddin Maidin had accused PAS of having called during the May 1969 riots for properties belonging to the Chinese to be seized.

He had also alleged that PAS supported Indonesia's plan to attack Malaysia during the Konfrontasi in the 60s.

“These are part of Umno's fantasy. Now they are playing with photos, similar to what they did to Zaid (Ibrahim) in Hulu Selangor, showing him drinking alcohol,” said Herman in reference to the Hulu Selangor by-election.

“This shows that Umno is bankrupt of ideas to make PAS-Pakatan look bad; we hope they will repent as the more slander they spread, the more their weaknesses are exposed,” he added.

“The more slander they spread, the rakyat becomes more disgusted with Umno and be ashamed. To the Muslim community and to Allah, the filthy act of slander is worse than that of murder,” he added, saying these actions were rejected by all communities or religions.

NONEMeanwhile, in his Merdeka message in Penang, Lim (right) lamented that the country appears more divided than ever by racial, religious and even personal hatred.

“Fomenting racial and religious intolerance and hatred is now the rule rather than the exception,” he said in a press statement.

“Penang is under constant siege and attack by extremists and political foes from BN and Umno, who use lies to create tension and division,” he added.

“It is because our opponents are bankrupt of ideas that they resort to race and religion,” he stressed.

Lim said race and religious hatred was the final weapon of the extremists who cannot win any debate based on facts and logic or find any weaknesses in Pakatan's performance.

Their desperation can be shown in the failure to show proof of the Penang Pakatan government was corrupt or had abused its power or wasted public funds, he added.

source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/141559

seals: a case of desperate UMNO