Friday, December 25, 2015

To all my friends, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Is the inevitable also going to happen to the MACC investigation report? Your guess is as good as mine.

Where is our hope?

As the Barisan government veer further and further from its objectives of looking after the interests of the people, and losing their trust, we are dismayed the 3 months old opposition coalition has yet to pull themselves together to offer an alternative government that deserves our trust. As pointed out by political scientist Dr Welsh, lack of cohesion and forward looking approach to problem solving is dragging Harapan from delivering hope.

We may react in several ways. We can switch off and let fate run the nation. We are just so sick of the immature and divisive talks by the politicians except for a few that we are tired of analyzing our affairs and offering answers. We are not solving any problems. There are no consolidated approach to confront our government. Everything from BERSIH to G25 are based on specific agendas.

Sometimes I wonder should we not form a new party based on common ideals of caring Malaysians with minimal politicking? All the problems are before us and we know the answers. Just that there is no body to materialize this hope. Sure, one more political party will not answer our woes. But what if it is the People's Party formed by the ordinary people for the people without hidden agendas? Too idealistic? A start must begin where our politicians has failed us.

Or we can throw our support upon Harapan even if it isn't ready or not the ideal coalition we want it to be, hope that it will grow in strength and experience. We need leaders who think differently from the UMNO, MCA and MIC mindsets. As they offer to lead we avail to them our trust and guidance.
Lastly we can let the devil continue another 5 years which will extend to 10, 15 and beyond as he discovers the art of perpetuating his control through manipulation of the vulnerable electorates and jailing his opponents. In this case prepare for life to become more restrictive as personal freedom and choices are controlled.

Throughout history we read of overthrow of corrupt governments and leaders by force if necessary when democratic process are frustrated. Malaysians are not ready nor capable of sacrificing our creature comforts for the larger goal of saving the country from ruin. We are good analysts and critics but when asked to put them into action we look away.

How many offshore and outstation voters will return to vote against BN come 2018? Will they say it's hopeless? Or will they place hope that it will be a watershed year for us and return in drove to cast their votes to overthrow BN democratically?

How many are praying hard for divine intervention to restore good governance? We are not only battling in the flesh but in the spiritual realm too. Believe me, Malaysia is being fought out between forces of evil and good. Do we have faith that good will triumph over the present evil? I believe our country is a paradise worthy of all support to be rescued from the evil regime. We cannot resign to giving up because we don't have the number yet. Through patience and persistence, covered by a daily dose of hope we shall defeat it and build a better nation. Never give up.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

At last, he finally gets a ticking off.

 The Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association (PVATM) will not hesitate to impose disciplinary action against Ali Tinju if he continues to tarnish the image of the association.

According to PVATM executive council, Ali Tinju, whose real name is Mohd Ali Baharom, had often made racist statements which could cause disharmony among the multi-racial people in the country.

Apart from contradicting the practice and principles adopted by veterans of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM), the action by Ali Tinju was also deemed to have given the ATM veterans a bad image.

"Racial sentiments propagated by Ali Tinju can affect efforts by the country's leaders to unite the people of all races and religions in Malaysia," PVATM said in a statement here today.

According PVATM, Mohd Ali had served in the Royal Malay Regiment for eight years and joined the association after registering with the Petaling, Selangor branch, but he was not an active member.

The Federal Territory and Selangor Malay Army Veterans Association established by Mohd Ali had already been dissolved by the Registrar of Societies on April 1, 2014, for failing to comply with certain rules and regulations under the Societies Act 1966, PVATM said.

Mohd Ali had previously sparked controversies through several actions, including by performing a 'butt dance' in front of Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan's house and staging a street demonstration during the Low Yat racial brawl.

- Bernama