Saturday, September 8, 2012

Double standards and more double standards

By now, the above picture has gone viral on the internet showing 19-year Ong Sing Yee being led away in handcuffs at the Johore Bahru Central police station, for allegedly stamping on the pictures of Najib and Rosmah.  However, the point here is not whether Miss Ong was guilty of the act or otherwise, but the question on everyone's mind is, were the handcuffs necessary.  After all, she gave herself up and I doubt she had any intention of making a quick getaway after presenting herself to the police.  The picture of her being handcuffed will certainly be etched in the minds of many people for some time to come as it sent out the wrong message of the might of the PDRM [read UMNO] vs a helpless teenager, and for this mis-step, it will further erode UMNO's vote bank in the coming GE, as people will start to compare why no actions were taken against the culprits who committed similar offence or worse.

No handcuffs for Ling Liong Sik?
No handcuffs for Mohamed Salleh Ismail [husband of Sharizat]?
No handcuffs for Khir Toyo?

It's a NO-NO stepping on Najib's photos, but it is okay if they are Lim Guan Eng's

Urinating on Opposition leaders, an acceptable act?
More acts of urinating on Opposition leaders
Even a spritual and revered leader like Tok Guru was not spared from UMNO's urine
Tearing away the picture of Koh Tsu Koon, and still he continues to be associated with these hooligans.
This is not OK but ......
This is OK?
A funeral ceremony for Lim Guan Eng
Strange as it may seems, the police do not seem bothered looking for these people who committed these uncoathed acts.  When it involves other members of the rakyat, the police will always end up issuing a statements that "they are looking for so and so ....." and that they know who the culprits are from the photos posted on the internet and the msm.  Why don't they do the same with those from UMNO and PERKASA?

See the contrasting treatment here
It was almost laughable when I read that they initially wanted to charge Miss Ong under the Sedition Act.  The question that came to my mind was, was she a threat to national security?  Her act may seem distasteful and could only be considered a misdemeanour.  For this, they wanted to apply the Sedition Act?  It really tanatamounts to using a sledgehammer on a fly.  If the Sedition Act needs to be applied, then they should have looked into the following case involving UMNO members.
The above two pictures are clear indications of a seditious act when they called a royalty 'animal'. Now I wonder which is more serious, stamping on the pictures of Najib/Rosmah or calling the royalty 'animal'
The (in)justice meted out to ordinary citizens have become blatantly clear that there are two sets of rules.  One for BN and the other, for non-BN.
Ms Ong Sing Yee may not know it yet, but this pint sized teenager could probably be the one to finally topple the BN government come GE13. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Malaysian living dead

Depending on your taste, we spend a lot of time watching movies that are either sensible or moronic.  But sometimes when you are near 'brain dead" after a hard day at the office, then the latter would suit you better in helping you to relax.

One of the most talk about TV shows these days is "The Walking Dead" which is all about zombies and more zombies.  How this is mindless type of shows can be rated as number one in the States, I do not know.  But then if one was to sit back and reflect over the matter of the living dead, I have discovered we too have zombies existing in our midst.


The curious thing about zombies is that they don't always know that they're dead. Or some of them know it, but are in denial. Which may explain the proliferation of these zombies in Malaysia of late, particularly since 2008, entire parties of them.

The PPP is the oldest of these zombie parties. They have no excuse for staggering about in such a rotting state; they have been dead long enough to know it for sure. Whatever are they fighting for? If asked, they will claim to be fighting for the people.

But what they are actually doing is fighting for one of them to be a deputy minister. Even when they do not have a single seat, because they have been thoroughly rejected by the people whom they claim to be fighting for. What garbage-pickers! Disband your silly party, sirs, and spare us your stench!

Then you have Gerakan, another party roundly rejected in the only state where they had any sway, Penang. In the 12 state seats they contested in Penang in 2008, they won zero, and lost every one by large majorities. Their 10 Parliament seats were reduced to 2. They are a Chinese PPP now. But there they are, still strutting about making pompous statements.

Koh Tsu Koon unblushingly accepts a Cabinet post, despite having lost his own seat, but then proved so incompetent that he had to be replaced by Idris Jala. Of which fact he pretends to be blissfully unaware, collecting his redundant salary every month, borne by the struggling Malaysian taxpayer.

If the Gerakan wasn't sure after the 2008 election that they had joined the ranks of the walking dead, they should surely know by now. But still they hang around, making feasts of the scraps and bones thrown to them by Barisan. Another bunch of garbage-pickers!

Soon to be joining them is the MCA, clearly forsaken of popular support, even before an election is called. Its members, having learnt no lessons from 2008, decided that it was a good idea to elect a scandal-tainted politician as their President, who was thick-skinned enough to later talk about morality.

At a loss for ideas on how to regain support, they resorted to threatening their own voters that they would not accept any seats if they lost, meaning there would be no representation in the Cabinet for the Chinese.

They forget that Malaysian have the power to dump the entire Cabinet, by electing a new government. We have yet to see the MCA giving up any posts. They bark at the people, and wag their tails for their masters.

And marching right beside the MCA, his arms thrust straight out in front of him, like any self-respecting zombie, is Palanivel, the MIC's mostly-silent President who advises the Indians to go back to the estates, while promising to make them millionaires, all in the same contradictory breath.

The MIC is constantly proclaiming that the Indian vote is returning to the Barisan. Of course they have to say this, otherwise what use are they to the Barisan. Their functions without fail involve handing out clothes (cheap ones of course) or other inexpensive goodies to those who turn up. These rent-a-crowd tactics are their basis for claiming returning support.

The tragic bit is every Indian who turns up to receive such miserable hand-outs from the MIC, is a living example to their failure for the past 50 years. Nay, it is more than failure that they are guilty of, it is criminal neglect of their constituency, and worse.

If they are not busy neglecting their constituents, they quarrel among themselves for the spoils of their mean politics. Witness the recent MIED drama, where one of them sues Samy Vellu, because, of course, he is 'fighting for the people'. And then he queitly withdraws his suit. By ‘co-incidence’, he now has a seat on the board.

Samy Velu, despite having no position in the party, holds the equivalent of a Ministerial post, paid for of course, by you. (Oh, and by the way, we're cutting your subsidies because they cost too much. We can't cut the government's bloated RM18 billion administrative cost, because if we did, who would pay the Samy Vellus and the Koh Tsu Koons and all the other freeloaders?)

The MIC continues to dance, locked in embrace with Barisan, even though it is without doubt, their last song.

And in Sarawak there is SNAP. Why would they still hang around, contesting every other seat? And how could they possibly afford to? In the event, they made no difference. But do they give it up? No, they hang around, perhaps to make no difference in the next elections. Making no difference can also, apparently, be a lucrative pursuit.

And Malaysians can only sit and watch bemusedly, at all these lurching, putrefying zombies wearing fancy suits, dining in 5-star hotels, driving expensive cars, and of all things, standing for elections. Not only do dead men vote in Malaysia, they contest seats!

It really may be time to be rid of them.

[Source: The MI]

Heard the latest? Miami recently has been attacked by a real life zombie.  Read the full news report here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hudud and the silence of the lambs

Source: Aliran

Are the Malays weak?

This is an article written by Mohd Ariff Sabri Aziz, a former UMNO state assemblyman and now a DAP member.

I have a special note for the Malays and Bumiputeras in this country. As long as Malays are articulate and as long as there are laws that govern our existence and regulate the conduct between persons, it is we who must look out for our own interest. Not Umno.

Malays form 61% of our 28 million population. Umno members are 3.2 million. But only one in six Malays is an Umno member. There are more of us and less of them.

Even if one Umno member dies today, there are still five other Malays around to champion Islam and preserve the Malay sultanate.

It’s not true that if Umno dies, Islam and the sultanate will die too. It’s not true that if Umno dies, the Malays are destroyed.

What is true is this: those who will die are Najib Tun Razak (Prime Minister), Dr Mahathir Mohamad (former premier), Muhyiddin Yassin (Deputy Prime Minister) and Noh Omar (Umno Selangor deputy chief). The other Malays will survive.

Likewise, if MCA dies, the Chinese will be strong. If MIC dies, the Indians will still survive.
So, why then are we (Malays) depending on Umno? Does Umno even has the capacity to look out for us?

Are Malays weak?

The last time I heard, even Mahathir assailed the quality of the Umno people. He said Umno is rotten to the core and consists of half-past six fellows. He said Umno is corrupt from the bottom to the very top!

How then can the fate of this country be made to depend on mediocrity?

We must also reject Umno’s instigation that if it loses, the Chinese will take over the administration of the country.

Seriously, can this happen?

Malays are six people, Chinese three and Indian one. Can three Chinese take on more than six Malays?

Even if they teamed up with the Indians, can four non-Malays quash more than six Malays? Are we Malays that weak and incapable?

Vote in good people

Umno is talking stupid, so we too must reply in the same stupid vein.

Maybe we need to speak this way because Mahathir says Umno members are morons. But not all Malays are Umno members and Mahathir knows this because he has said before that the smart Malays are not in Umno.

I’m sure many have read Michael Porter’s Competitive book series.  One of the things he mentioned is we can determine the highest quality of our services and products by demanding and insisting that they be so. Similarly it is with a government.

We, the Malays, must demand and insist the government to be of the highest quality.

We translate the forceful demand into our votes. My brethren, vote in good people to get a good government.  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The flag, the flag

Much has been reported about the flag incident which took place on the eve of Merdeka Day when two exuberant youths were caught unfurling a flag that was totally unknown to everybody until now, the  Sang Saka Malaya (Sacred Malaya) flag.  This flag was used by the first Malay party, Kesatuan Melayu Malaya [KMM}formed in 1938, that had fought against the colonial British for the country's independence.

So it was an old flag, one that has strong historical bearing.  So why shouldn't it be flown alongside our Jalur Gemilang on a day like Merdeka Day.  It would have given our Malay brethren more reasons to believe in themselves that they were part of the struggle to free themselves from British rule.

Look at the USA.  One hundred and forty eight years after the civil war between the north and the south, the Confederate flag of the south is still seen until today flying alongside the official American flag.  I doubt the American government went berserk over this issue.

If our Jalur Gemilang means so much to our UMNO leaders, then they should be concerned about how the Thai Muslim separatists are using our flag by flying it each time they maimed or killed the people.  Read news here. If UMNO does not do anything, it is as good as telling the Thai people that Malaysians have invaded their land and have planted our flag on their soil and that the Thai Muslim separatists are our proxies.  Our Minister of Foreign Affairs by now should have issued a stern warning to the terrorists to stop this despicable behaviour, if not it could be misconstrued by the international community that we are condoning such act.  We must continue to maintain the dignity of the Jalur Gemilang.

Meet Mark Trowell

For Mark Trowell, an experienced Australian criminal lawyer, alleged sodomy victim Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan does not strike him as a "normal" sexual assault victim.

NONEThe author of ‘The trial of Anwar Ibrahim, Sodomy II', which has been on the bookshelves since last week, said it appeared Saiful loved to hog the media limelight and he did not mind it - not at all like any other sexual assault victim.

Trowell, who is also an observer for the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and LawAsia in courts around the world, said it was also not normal for a sexual assault victim not to have a bath for two days.

"I am made to understand that a Muslim, after sexual intercourse, is required to have the ritual bath before he or she can perform prayers. So, the question remains as to how Saiful did his prayers.

"In my 25 years of experience in criminal law, I have never seen someone not bathing for two days to preserve forensic evidence.

"On the contrary, I feel the victim would want to quickly have a shower to remove the perpetrator's body smell.

"In some cases of sexual abuse, the victims would scrub their bodies until nearly wounding themselves, to remove the smell," said Trowell, who is a Queen's Counsel.

Familiar with Malaysian customs

The senior lawyer, who provides reports for the IPU from the trials he observed, has worked extensively both as defence counsel and prosecutor in Australia.

Interestingly, Trowell did have some connection to Malaysia - his father lived in Ipoh during the pre-Merdeka era and as such, the West Australian lawyer is familiar with Malaysian customs.

NONEHis reports helped the IPU - the world organisation of Parliaments - to take an informed stand on Anwar's Sodomy II trial.

Trowell's 306-page book is published by Marshall Cavendish Editions and was released at all major bookstores in Malaysia last Wednesday.

The author has been observing Anwar's trial ever since the Sodomy I case more than a decade ago, and the abuse of power case that was taken up to the Federal Court in 2004.

Trowell said Saiful's ability to meet then Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and a top police officer at the Concorde Hotel two days before the alleged sodomy incident added further intrigue to the case.

"In Australia, it would take months to see a minister and Saiful managed to see Najib with ease, after an earlier meeting with him to try to get a scholarship," he said.

Affair with prosecutor
Trowell said it was also preposterous for Saiful to have had an affair with junior prosecutor Farah Azlina Latif, as claimed by Malaysia Today blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin.

"I checked with my colleagues in the Commonwealth countries and none knew of any case where a prosecutor had an affair with the victim. A prosecutor may have had an affair with police personnel, and this has been common, but never with the victim," he said.

"This also raises another question: shouldn't the case be thrown out by the trial judge (Justice Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah) when the matter surfaced?

"The fear is that although she is a junior prosecutor, she could have discussed the case with him during their meetings."

mohd saiful bukhari azlan at jawi 271108Trowell said this would affected the trial since Saiful (far right) could have been coached to corroborate his evidence with that of other prosecution witnesses through Farah Azlina, for she could have known the statements of the other witnesses that were not provided to the defence.

However, he added, to the credit of the Attorney-General's Chambers, they removed Farah Azlina from the team as soon as the allegation surfaced.

However, Trowell maintained, the judge should have dropped the case altogether at that point.

"The question remains as to whether Saiful truly did have an affair with her. I feel the judge was inclined to believe so, despite not wanting to take action against the prosecution," he said.

'Prosecution must be a model litigant'

The twists and turns in the trial led him to writing the book, which Trowell described as "not a political commentary but a case study" to provide legal insights into a highly-charged case.

In any court case, Trowell said, the prosecution should be seen as "a model litigant", where it must conduct the trial fairly and transparently.

NONEIn Australia, documents on a case are given to the defence, regardless of whether these are in the favour of the defence or not.

"All of these are given by the prosecution. There is no question of withholding back anything. That is why case management is important to ensure the smooth running of a trial.

"As you can see in Anwar's sodomy trial, some of the documents such as the witness list were not provided to the defence, despite justice Zabidin initially ordering so.

"That is why the trial took two years. In Australia, such a trial will not take that long. Usually four to seven weeks, at most," he said.

Trowell's book has a foreword by retired Australian High Court judge Michael Kirby, who commented that the book is "well written and a readable account of extraordinary events that are of significance to Malaysia, its laws and politics".

[Source: Mkini]

Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday Humour

Best Caddy Responses

Number :10
Golfer: I think I'm going to drown myself in the lake.
Caddy: Think you can keep your head down that long???

Number : 9
Golfer: I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course.
Caddy: Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth.

Number : 8
Golfer: Do you think my game is improving???
Caddy: Yes, you miss the ball much closer now.

Number : 7
Golfer: Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron???
Caddy: Eventually.

Number : 6
Golfer: You've got to be the worst caddy in the world.
Caddy: I don't think so. That would be too much of a coincidence.

Number : 5

Golfer: Please stop checking your watch all the time. It's too much
of a distraction.
Caddy: It's not a watch. It's a compass.

Number : 4
Golfer: How do you like my game???
Caddy: It's very good but personally, I prefer golf.

Number : 3

Golfer: Do you think it's a sin to play on Sunday???
Caddy: The way you play, it's a sin on any day.

Number : 2
Golfer: This is the worst course I've ever played on.
Caddy: This isn't the golf course. We left that an hour ago.

And Number 1 - Best Caddy Comment:
Golfer: That can't be my ball, it's too old.
Caddy: It's been a long time since we teed off, Sir.


An old favorite - about the Golfer who has been slicing off the tee at
every hole.

He finally gives up and asks his long suffering caddy.....

Golfer: Can you see any obvious problems???

Caddy: There's a piece of shit on the end of your club.

Golfer: He picks up his club up and cleans the club face.

Caddy: No Sir, it's at the other end.


*Four friends, who hadn't seen each other in 30 years reunited at a
*After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room.
*Those who remained talked about their kids.
*The first guy said, 'My son is my pride and joy.
He started working at a successful company at the bottom of
the barrel.

He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon
began to climb the corporate ladder and now he's the
president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his
best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday.'

The second guy said, 'Darn, that's terrific! My son is also my
pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, then went
to flight school to become a pilot.

Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he
owns the majority of its assets He's so rich that he gave his
best friend a brand new jet for his birthday.'

The third man said: 'Well, that's terrific! My son studied in the
best universities and became an engineer. Then he started his
own construction company and is now a multimillionaire...

*He also gave away something very nice and expensive to his
best friend for his birthday: A 30,000 square foot mansion.'

The three friends congratulated each other just as the fourth
returned from the restroom and asked:
'What are all the congratulations for?'
One of the three said: 'We were talking about the pride we feel
for the successes of our sons...

What about your son?'

The fourth man replied: 'My son is gay and makes a living
dancing as a stripper at a nightclub.'
The three friends said: 'What a shame... What a
The fourth man replied: 'No, I'm not ashamed.
He's my son and I love him.
And he hasn't done too bad either.

His birthday was two weeks ago,
and he received
a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion,
a brand new jet and a top of the line Mercedes
from his three boyfriends.'
A Somalian arrives in Australia as a new
immigrant. He stops the first
person he sees walking down the street and
'Thank you Mr. Australian for letting me in this country, giving me housing, money for food, free medical care, free education and no taxes!'
The passer by says,
'You are mistaken, I am Afgani!'

The man goes on and encounters another
passer by. 'Thank you for having such
beautiful country here in Australia !'

The person says, 'I not Australian, I Iraqi!'
The new arrival walks further and the next
person he sees he stops, shakes his hand

and says, 'Thank you for the wonderful Australia !
' That person puts up his hand and says, 'I am from Pakistan , I am not from Australia !'
He finally sees a nice lady and asks,
'Are you an Australian?'
She says, 'No, I am from India !'
Puzzled, he asks her,
'Where are all the Australians?'
The Indian lady checks her watch and says ...
'Probably at work'.


A deal is a deal!
When Joe a nice man who was married for over 50 years died, his wife Myrtle was devastated. A couple of months later, Myrtle also died.

Once in heaven, Myrtle anxiously looked for Joe.
Suddenly, behind a cloud, she could clearly see him with another woman.She ran towards him, calling out to him, "Joe Darling... Joe……….."

Joe said: "Hold your horses woman, and don't 'darling' me. The deal was very clear...

'Until death do us part' "

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Our Sunday Girl - VENUS

Hey, Venus
Oh, Venus
Venus, if you will
Please send a little girl for me to thrill
A girl who wants my kisses and my arms
A girl with all the charms of you
Venus, make her fair
A lovely girl with sunlight in her hair
And take the brightest stars up in the skies
And place them in her eyes for me
Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can't be too great a task
Venus, if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I'll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live
Venus, goddess of love that you are
Surely the things I ask
Can't be too great a task
Venus if you do
I promise that I always will be true
I'll give her all the love I have to give
As long as we both shall live
Hey, Venus
Oh, Venus
Make my wish come true