Saturday, April 24, 2010
Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Kubu Baru, Nik Aziz said the protracted attempts to paint Zaid as an alcoholic and gambler was bodoh (stupid).
“That is the work of stupid people... Umno has no issues left... He represents the party. If you (Umno) are capable, then fight the party (PKR), don't use personal attacks,” he said.
Nik Aziz, a revered Islamic scholar, is Pakatan's last ditch effort to 'cleanse' Zaid's image who has taken a heavy beating from the allegations.
Zaid has admitted dabbling with alcohol in his youths and that he once owned race horses but claims those days were behind him.
But this has not stopped Umno top guns from making innuendoes on Zaid's alleged vices to the mostly rural and conservative Malays, who make up the majority of Hulu Selangor's electorate.
Nik Aziz was brought to Kuala Kubu Baru to provide reinforcement for Zaid and PKR, immediately after arriving from Mecca where he performed the umrah.
Nik Aziz offers encouragement
Though looking weary from his long travels, Nik Aziz pulled no punches on Umno and likened the party to children for resorting to personal attacks.
"They are like small kids. If they can sneak a punch, they will punch. If not, they will jebeh (stick their tongues out) and then spit. Its just to let off steam," said Nik Aziz, who at one point stuck his own tongue out, prompting the room packed with reporters to burst out laughing.
"Umno cannot be articulate on issues, so they resort to personal attacks. This is very embarassing for Malaysia," he added.
Also present at the press conference was Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, Zaid, DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang and PKR vice-president Azmin Ali.
Zaid told reporters that he was very humbled by the presence of a Nik Aziz, who is a revered Islamic scholar and also Kelantan menteri besar.
He said that he has received a telephone call from Nik Aziz twice recently, while he was in Mecca, who urged him to stay strong and weather the personal attacks.
Nik Aziz is scheduled to join PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim in the campaign tomorrow, which is the eve of polling day.
Friday, April 23, 2010
So the question is: ARE YOU A TRULY QUALIFIED PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTITIONER AS YOU CLAIMED TO BE?
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Please continue to forward this until we strip the LIARS naked.
Subject: Kota Gelanggi ( lost city )
A small piece of History for our future generation..Why Kota Gelanggi (lost city) touted as earliest civilization in Malay Peninsula news were banned as they were Buddhist.
The Johor find of 2005 which was quietly dropped was none other than Kota Gelanggi lost city reflecting Srivijaya and its Buddhist splendour. But they deliberately disregarded it because that would have sidelined Malacca Empire and Islam which was smaller and came some 500 years later. I met Dr Lee Kam Hing, a former History prof at MU in Singapore recently at a seminar.Dr Lee, who is now Star research director, told me he was trying his best to highlight Kota Gelanggi, but that the govt killed it off. This is clearly another case to cover up the real history of Malaya and fool the younger generations into believing that our history only began from Malacca 1400.. Not only that, they try to show Parameswara as Malay and Muslim, but actually he was Hindu! If one were to condemn these UMNO scumbags on how they distort history, it will never end......the condemnations will more than cover 10 PhD thesis!
A small piece of History for our future generation Hitler's public relations manager, Goebbels, once said, 'If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.'
Once again our government wiped out any references to a famous Melaka prince as being Hindu and belonging to the powerful Hindu empire Sri Vijaya.So all of a sudden our museums, school text-books etc. all refer to Parameswara as a Malay prince.
What race ruled or did not rule is besides the point. What is important is not butchering history to create your own truths. You cannot change your race even if you convert - Parameswara could have been responsible for Umno's proud heritage of ' Ketuanan Melayu '.
If this is what it is based on, there is no ' Ketuanan Melayu '. The lineage of Melaka Sultans are Indians, not Malays. It is no secret that Parameswara was an Indian and a Hindu prince.
It is clear from records that Parameswara never converted to Islam. He was an Indian Hindu who fled Palembang in Sumatra to eventually found Melaka circa 1400 AD. It was Sri Maharaja who converted himself and the court of Melaka to Islam, and as a result took on the name of Sultan Muhammad Shah sometime after 1435...
The most famous of Indian Hindu Kings were Raja Chola and his son Rajendra Chola who invaded Southern Thailand, Kedah, Perak, Johor and Sumatra about 1000 AD. This is Raja-raja Chola - the Indian/Hindu kings and not Raja Chulan - a Malay king. But what is really sad is that our children are taught as though Malaysian history suddenly began in 1400 with an Islamic Melaka.
We are led to believe that the Indians and Chinese first arrived on the shores of Malaysia in about 1850 as desperate indentured labourers, farmers and miners . Nothing could be further from the truth.
The cultural influences of India in particular, and China, in South East Asia span over 2,000 years, starting with the arrival from India of the Brahmanical prince/scholar - Aji Saka in Java in AD78, through to Vietnam, Cambodia (Indo China), Thailand,Burma, Indonesia, Bali, Borneo, Brunei and beyond.
The findings at Bujang Valley speak of an ancient Indian/Hindu presence in Kedah. There were Chinese settlements in Pahang and Kelantan around the 13th-14th century and in 12th century in Singapore .
The early Brunei Sultanate had a Chinese Queen. One need not ponder at length the implications of Angkor Wat and Borobudur or that 40%-50% of Bahasa Malaysia comprises Sanskrit/Tamil words. To illustrate, some of these word are :
bumi = boomi
putra = putran
raja = rajah
desa = thesam
syakti = sakthi
kolam = kulam
bahaya = abahya
jaya = jeya
maha = maha
aneka = aneha
nadi = naadi
kedai = kadai
mahligai = maaligai
mantra = manthrum
tandas = sandas
(This list can go on)
An extremely important archeological find that pointed to one of the greatest empires in history - the Raja Cholan empire that ruled from the Maldives through India , Sri Lanka and right down to South East Asia found deep in the jungles of Johor a few years ago and made headlines in the mainstream newspapers in 2005, suddenly disappeared from the news…..
The time has arrived for us to record our history as the facts tell us and not as we would like to wish it.
The truth will never hurt anyone. Lies, always will .
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Announcing Snap's entry today, PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim said the coalition's first task was to support DAP's candidate for the by-election, which will be announced on April 27.
The Dayak-based Snap, which is one of the oldest parties in Sarawak, was a member of the state BN ruling coalition, and is now an opposition party.
It does not have a seat in the state assembly.
Anwar and top Pakatan leaders have met with Snap representatives in Sibu on Sunday to seal the deal.
In the 2008 general elections, a lack of formal electoral pact resulted in numerous multi-cornered contents involving Snap, DAP and PKR.
With a formal coalition in place, the four opposition parties are now in a better position to ensure that the upcoming state elections will only see straight fights.
Monday, April 19, 2010
As reported in on April 19 2010 at 11.14 am:
At the moment still 50-50. Before nomination, it was advantage BN at 54 – 46.
Chinese votes are solidly behind PR, this time the support may go as high as 80%. In the GE of 2008, the support of the Chinese for PR was at 70%, but, really, Perkasa, Abraham s/o Ah Lee, and those fools had done the damage and PR must say ribuan terima kasih to them.
Indian votes, still difficult to assess. During 2008 even during the tsunami, the votes were equally split 50/50. But, Zaid can at least get 3,000 votes from here! Just whom does the Indians want to represent them? MIC, Hindraf, Makkhal Sakthi, IPF, PPP, Nallakaruppan, etc.etc.? Unless the Indians unite under BN or PR, they will continue to be marginalized for at least many decades to come. They got to educate their kids, to prevent from being exploited! If they place any hopes on HRP they are as good as dead. Even, Kamalamathan said HRP/Hindraf is irrelevant, and how true!
It is the Malays who are going to decide who their wakil rakyat will be. Judging by the response to the ceramahs of BN, it is no go, where Pasir Salak and Ali Rustam spoke! Really, they have got nothing new to bring to the Rakyat in Hulu Selangor, except, that DAP is the boss in Selangor, Zaid an alcoholic, and all those personal attacks. By the way, which UMNO Ministers dare to admit their wrongs? Zaid did, and there are so many cases of UMNO Baru Ministers drinking, gambling and womanizing, the world knows except UMNO Baru politicians! One UMNO leaders who said UMNO is not behind the character assasination truly has reasons to be scared, and you know why? Will the kampung Malays be conned again? But, there are alot of smart Malays working in KL and urban areas, so they are going to do their job for PR as well. If PR manage to get 40% of the Malay votes, they are very much in business, and a win is surely in the bags. PAS and PKR should work harder for the Malay votes. One advantage now for PR, is PAS, PKR and other Malay activists are now actively holding ceramahs in Felda schemes, remote villages and also to the orang Asli. This is going to affect BN’s vote bank at Felda. And the issue at Felda was exploited to the hilt by Zaid, who knows the problem in Felda. PR to win good amount of votes here at the expense of UMNO Baru!
It is still early days. Still 50-50!
Above are two pix of Zaid Ibrahim, one without a drink and with hands clasped together while being interviewed by The NutGraph, and the second one, a doctored version with a bottle of whiskey in the same hands. These UMNO fellas, how low can they go, really. You can read the full interview with the original photo here