Thursday, April 28, 2011

You Are Found Wanting

By maskedrider8

It is important for Malaysians, especially Malays, to understand the issue of the Anwar Ibrahim sex video clip in the proper perspective. 

Bearing in mind that there are two sides to a coin, of course, we can then argue which perspective is the right one?

Bear with us. And if you do not agree with the perspective that we present, then ignore it as just another ranting of a delusional mind.

Firstly, why did the sex video clips emerge?

Obviously they are to prove that Anwar is not as saintly as he portrays himself to be.

Secondly, since the day Anwar was sacked from Umno and the Government in 1998, Anwar’s defence had been of political conspiracy and that he was a victim of defamation and lies.

The video clip this time is to prove otherwise. That Anwar is truly what he is accused of, committing sexual transgressions and not fit to be a leader.

Finally, the nation was divided when Anwar was first accused of sexual transgressions – many believed that he had committed them but, equally many were those who disbelieved it.

The video clips (since on the public domain it comes in four different parts though we are led to believe that there is only one full length disc) should bring to an end to the debate if it proves to be true that Anwar was the man with the China doll.

The matter was however made confusing because Anwar and his backers decided to throw a spanner to the plot.

It is understandable as taking it lying down (no pun intended) will only expedite his political demise. Much as it is expected but there are a few questions that need to be discussed and debated.

Anwar and his backers are vehemently denying that it is him and that the video clips are not authentic and the person or actor,  a look alike.

If that is the contention, the best option for Anwar and his supporters is to demand for the clips to be investigated and analysed by an independent body, foreigners if need be.

Then, if the clips are found to be not authentic as claimed by Anwar, and the person is not Anwar but a look alike, it would, not only redeem Anwar of the present sodomy accusations but also of the past charges.

The nation will, without hesitation, regardless of the verdict of the courts, perceive Anwar to be truly a victim of conspiracy, as he so often claims, and defamation arising from the most gutter of the political pits.

But Anwar, for reasons best known to him, chose to be on the defensive from the start. 

If the clips are truly not him, Anwar should have allowed for those he accused as the conspirators to pursue the charade. As a seasoned politician, surely he would know about giving his enemies enough rope to hang themselves with.

From one report to another that was lodged by Anwar against the conspirators, he accused the Government, the Prime Minister, the AG and the police of conspiring against him in the video clips.

But not once did he attempt to find any scientific approach to prove that the person in the video clips is not him.

Other than making rhetorical statements such as the oft-repeated claims of political conspiracy, Anwar merely denied that it was him and got his wife and daughter to also make similar denials.

Unlike the “Datuk T” trio who were prepared to have the video clips analysed and authenticated.
Now, the whole video clips have been uploaded on the internet.

Who did it and how did it get there is anybody’s guess.

But the more pertinent point is that the whole episode is an attempt to sway public opinion as to realise who and what Anwar really is.

Even though those who have already decided that Anwar is a victim and may even choose not to want to view it, the video clips will not amount to anything.

However, for those on the fence, who are open to new evidence, who had given Anwar the benefit of the doubt, they are the ones that may be swayed and realise that Anwar is not the Islamic icon whom he used to portray to be in the early days of his political career.

Then there are those who are disgusted with the video clips being put on the public sphere.

They have a choice – view it as a piece of pornography or an evidence of Anwar’s sexual exploits.

Finally, if they believe it is truly Anwar, they have another matter to consider – is he fit to be a leader?

If they don’t think so, then Anwar should heed these words from the movie the Knight’s Tale:
“You have been weighed, you have been measured and you have been found wanting”.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


1Melayu 1Bumi plan not in line with 1Malaysia, says MCA president Chua Soi Lek, reports The Star Tuesday April 26, 2011.

Responding to Utusan Malaysia Deputy Chief Editor Zaini Hassan’s Cuit column on 20 April 2011, Chua claims “1Melayu 1Bumi” was not in line with Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak‘s 1Malaysia concept.

I really can’t fathom this Chua fellow. He can’t keep the Chinese united within his party, in fact they seem to be more united against his party and unfortunately, the Government, and now he wants to meddle in Malay unity.

Chua, 1Malay 1Bumi only aims to unite Malays in response against Chinese chauvinism practised and promoted by the DAP. DAP you know, the party that’s supposed to be your nemesis!

These Malays have never been entirely against Chinese, only against Chinese chauvinists and chauvinism.

Go back to history Chua. The Malays have always made concession, even to their own detriment, to accommodate their guests.

When the Alliance was formed, it was solid Malay unity that pulled this country through. It was solid Malay votes that ensured Chinese candidates win the first Kuala Lumpur Municipal elections in 1952 and the subsequent Federal elections.

If the Malays had not been united and supported Alliance concept, would the Chinese of MCA gain any foothold?

After the 1969 general election, wasn’t it the overwhelming support of the Malays that shored up the position of the Alliance and therefore guaranteed the continued survival of the MCA eventhough the MCA had pulled itself out of the Alliance having suffered massive defeat?

Chua, give some credit to the Malays. Jangan pandai condemn saja.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


To our readers and followers, deepest apologies for not having updated this blog for the longest time. 

KUDA a Malay term that describes how one is taken advantaged of for another's benefit. In other words, taken for a ride at one's expense.

To be a Kuda Tunggangan is really something uncomplimentary. Let me give you an example.

Sarawak State Election, PAS goes on high octane campaign trail supporting the DAP despite the DAP's approach towards racist politics. The DAP makes significant inroads and wins big by their standards and PAS...well, PAS gets nothing having lost all five seats contested. Now THAT is a prime example of Kuda Tunggangan. 

But to be both a Kuda Tunggangan and a tali barut is downright deragatory. How low will one go? A tali barut, by the way, is taken to mean as traitor.

Read on;

The translation:
70 Peratus Pengundi Cina Telah Berubah Haluan:
Pakatan Rakyat Merintah Negeri Johor Bukan Impian Lagi:
ADUN Sungai Abong

18hb April: Muar, ADUN Pas Sungai Abong Sheikh Ibrahim Salleh berkata, pertambahan kerusi DUN parti pembangkang di negeri Serarak berlipat ganda, kelihatan pengundi Cina di kawasan bandar dan pengundi kaum Iban di kawasan pendalaman telah menunjukkan mereka mahukan perubahan.

Jika pengundi Melayu juga mahukan perubahan, ia akan memberi satu kekuatan kepada parti pembangkang, dan parti pembangkang akan berjaya memerintah kerajaan pusat.

Gambar fail: dari kiri ialah YB Dr Hj Sheikh Ibrahim Salleh (ADUN Sungai Abong), YB Er Teck Hwa (Ahli Parlimen Bakri), YB Gwee Tong Hiang (ADUN Bentayan) dan YB Dr Hj Mohammad Taslim (ADUN Maharani). 

Beliau berkata, orang-orang Cina di Sarawak menyokong parti pembangkang, kerana mereka semua faham, negara kita perlukan sebuah parti pembangkang yang kuat bagi mengawasi dan imbangi kuasa kerajaan yang seperti diktator itu.

Beliau berkata demikian malam semalam pada 2000 penduduk kampung semasa adakan seminar politik di Parit Besar kampung Air Hitam Muar.

Dalam majlis itu ucapan juga dibuat oleh pengerusi PKR Wan Azizah, dan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pakatan Rakyat negeri Datuk Chua Jee Ming, yang turut hadir ialah ahli Parlimen Sungai Petani En. Johari, dan Timbalan Presiden PKR Chua Tien Chiang.

Sheikh Ibrahim Salleh berkata, jika ada 70 peratus pengundi Cina di negeri Johor berpaling tadah dan menyokong Pakatan Rakyat, ditambah lagi sokongan dari lain-lain kaum, Pakatan Rakyat akan dapat tewaskan benteng BN, dan memerintah kerajaan negeri Johor, itu bukan satu impian.- Nanyang Siang Pau

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Coincidentally they are all Malays....

Full story here

THE quote was taken from a commenter going by the name Doc. It was a comment made over the Sultan of Kelantan's decision to revoke the title Datuk given out to Perkasa President and MP for Pasir Mas, Ibrahim Ali.

There were certainly other commenters with other comments, but Malaysiakini chose this over the other comments. We would really like to know what is the intention.

Sultans are above politics. Full stop.

To say that most Sultans are under Umno's thumb and to highlight it as if it were a matter of fact, doesn't that amount to sedition. Correct us if we are wrong.

Perhaps the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission care to act? Or does it need a Cabinet Minister to prompt it into acting at "broadband" speed, just as it did against Blogger Rocky Bru?

We won't yet touch how in one paragraph Malaysiakini chooses to discredit everything that is connected to the Malay i.e. UMNO, the Malay Sultans and Ibrahim (Malaysiakini's favourite Malay whipping boy apart from Dr Mahathir). That is another story for another day...this should suffice for now for perhaps it is mere coincidence...coincident that the institutions and individual happen to be connected to the Malay.

Chua's MCA - My Chauvinistic Advise...

WE would like to apologise to all our readers for not being able to update this blog as soon as it should be. Our apologies also for not being able to continue with part 2 of Dr Mahathir – A Malay Icon and a Leader immediately.

AT the recently concluded MCA 57th annual general meeting, party president Dato Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek expressing his concern over certain quarters playing up racial and religious issues of late, said the party strongly condemned such actions. He also appealed to all politicians to reject those who thrived on racialism.

With the UMNO General Assembly coming up next week, it is imperative that UMNO take a look at Chua’s advise closely.

This is crucial as it seeks to gain legitimacy as the premier Malay political party in the face of the mushrooming of Malay-centric NGOs (which the MCA Chinese vehemently labels as racist).

It is also of vital importance for UMNO to prove to MCA and all the other Chinese and Indian-based political parties that as the Malay-based party that it is, its ultimate cause is to champion the rights of all Malaysians irrespective of race and religion as it had been doing all these while, not at the expense of the Malays.

So what does UMNO then have to learn from MCA?

Well, for a start, perhaps Dr Chua, as head of the once-premier Chinese-based political party can advice UMNO on how to dissociate itself from chauvinistic racial based organisations.

As Chua had said in his speech, if Barisan Nasional pursues the middle path and politics that embrace all races, then the rakyat will continue to support the BN.

“As a peace-loving Malaysian, I appeal to all politicians to reject those who thrive on racialism,” he had said while along the way admitting that to do well in the next general election, MCA has to overcome the negative perception of the Chinese towards the party adding that the party was perceived as a party unable to voice out the aspirations of the Chinese community.

Incidentally, this was also the reason for the mushrooming of the various Malay-based NGOs. After the 2008 general elections, constant hankering by racist Chinese groups for the abolition of the NEP led Malays to set up NGOs as it felt UMNO was no more able to champion or defend Malay rights.

In this light, Chua could perhaps shed some light on how the MCA deals with chauvinistic/racist Chinese groups like the Suqiu and the Dong Zhong/Jiao Zhong and even Hindraf.

After all, it’s the existence of such racist pressure groups such as these that lead to politicians and political parties to dwell on issues of racism, and failing as Chua said, to practise politics that embrace all races.

Surely the MCA wants to see UMNO succeed in dealing with such groups if UMNO were to come across it. And what the MCA does can then be a model of sorts for UMNO and the rest of the BN to emulate.

Then there is the issue of racist political leaders as Chua appeals to all politicians to reject those who thrive on racialism, it is hoped that Chua and the MCA would assist UMNO on how to expose and to deal with political leaders that champions racism and practices racism such as those from the DAP.

There have been allegations of racism practiced by Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng, especially when defending individuals like Namewee. Ask also the Malays in Penang. We are very sure MCA is able to recognise, identify and expose such unhealthy political practices.

Similarly, in dealing with racist publications promoting Chinese chauvinism, which Sin Chiew Jit Poh and the Nanyang Siang Pao has been acused of, perhaps MCA can give an idea as to how UMNO should deal with such a situation if they were to come across any such Malay publication.

Given Chua’s speech we expect the MCA to do nothing less than to provide a clear practical guideline that can be adopted by the rest of the BN component parties practically, in dealing with issues of racism.

One question remains though, the MCA, as a race-based party championing the Chinese community cause, has the tendency to fight for its own community. So how does Chua then plan to dissociate the MCA from itself?

Read also this interesting posting on Marahku.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dr Mahathir – A Malay Icon and a Leader of Malaysia

WE would like to apologise to our readers for the lapse in coming out with a new posting. However, due to unavoidable circumstances we will try to come out with one as often as possible.

For this posting we focus on Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the man who once was labelled the ultra-Malay, and yet whose 22 years of administration had brought prosperity to the nation and its people beyond racial and religious lines. If at all, it was those who had labelled him ultra-Malay, who benefited most from his policies.

Today, for his “frankness”, Dr Mahathir is once again labelled racist, and mostly by the same people who had benefited from his premiership, aided by Malay apologists.

THE rousing welcome accorded Dr Mahathir when he attended the Perkasa gathering in Pasir Mas, Kelantan on Saturday, Sept 25, 2010, should provide enough reason for racists and Malay apologists in the country to start foaming in their mouths.

While they froth, they may want to take a few steps back and re-assess their position for the foam extricated from their mouths may be wrongly interpreted as due to seizure and not that of anger.

Firstly, the Malays and Bumiputeras, and the non-Malays next, must understand why the racist and chauvinist elements as well as the Malay apologists have been incessantly targeting Dr Mahathir.

They accuse Dr Mahathir of being racist. What is their basis for such an accusation?

For supporting Perkasa? For speaking up for the Malays? For speaking out against racist elements such as Dong Jiao Zhong, Suqiu, Hindraf and the likes?

Or is it because what he says is true and he says it as it is with no apologies attached?
Let’s look at Dr Mahathir as being a Malay first above everything else.

Trace his track record since he came into the political limelight. Had he not been a Malay nationalist (though it is popularly referred to as being racist nowadays) throughout?

The question is, is being a Malay nationalist equal to being a racist?

When he took over the Prime Ministership, his policies were pro-Malay/Bumiputera, intended to boost their confidence.

A specific example is the Proton national car project. It is targeted as a holistic project for the Malays/Bumiputeras in breaking their mindset of being doomed to hold on to their traditional domain of being civil servants and tilling the land.

It was not by chance that the automotive industry was targeted. Cars were social status or status symbol to the Malays/Bumiputeras.

What better way to rally the community out of their mental shackles other than “attacking” the status symbol.

With young Malays/Bumiputeras making cars and selling them, their association with the status symbol had been re-defined, from being consumers to producers – elevating the community’s status as a whole and reducing the awe towards the symbol itself.

Similarly in Dr Mahathir’s other ventures and policies – “Buy British Last”, the pre-dawn raid of the London stock exchange (though Khalid Ibrahim would claim that he was the architect behind the move forgetting that without Dr Mahathir the idea would be stillborn. Let’s see Khalid try something like that now that he is the Selangor Mentri Besar. The last heard about his leadership is anything to be proud about) and even taking back Bukit Carcosa from the British High Commission – all were aimed at liberating the Malays/Bumiputeras from their subservience and inferiority.

These traits of Dr Mahathir’s administration were persistent throughout his 22 years of Prime Ministership.

The tallest building, the largest airport, the iconic administrative centre in Putrajaya and the F1 circuit were superstructures symbolising the birth of a new civilisation.

No doubt there have been many so-called Malay thinkers and opposition leaders who had dismissed these projects as waste of public funds and not contributing to the mental growth of the community.

They then should be reminded that all civilisations are structurally linked – the Pyramids, the Hanging Garden of Babylon, Borobudur and Angkor Wat, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, the Empire State building and the list goes on and on.

And for those who profess that they are Muslim first and Malay last, the Kaabah is the iconic structure associated with Mecca, the kiblat where Muslims point their prayer to five times a day, and a place tat is compulsory for every Muslim who can afford it to go at least once in their lifetime.

To the very last days of his premiership, Dr Mahathir did not stop in his efforts to prove that the Malay/Bumiputeras were not lacking, were equal and as capable as the rest of the world.

His taking on the currency traders and coming up with the capital controls to overcome the financial crisis at that time epitomises the courage and leadership of a Malay/Bumiputera who was not going to be intimidated or subservient to the Western bullies.

It was unheard of any Malay/Bumiputera leader who had stood up as tall and probably more equal than equal to the Western world. For that matter, it was unheard of any Asian or Arab leader taking on the Westerners at their own game.

The non-Malays would probably by now ask what is in it for them as citizens of Malaysia while Dr Mahathir was busy trying to empower and boost the confidence of the Malays/Bumiputeras.

The attention to the Malay/Bumiputera plight are actually an admittance of the race lagging behind the non-Malays.

In short there is nothing superior or dominant about an ethnicity which has to depend on specific policies to encourage and spur them in their socio-economic standing.

While these were being pursued by Dr Mahathir, the non-Malays were never sidelined, made partners and on most occasions to take the lead in spearheading the economic opportunities heaped upon the Malay/Bumiputera.

Prior to 1997, the economic cake was enlarged and all the races prospered, more so the Chinese.

Even when the economy suffered setbacks due to the financial crisis, the non-Malays, especially the Chinese continued to strongly back Dr Mahathir, if not from altruistic affinity, definitely for the trust in his capability to help them to continue to prosper.

The non-Malays showed this by rallying behind Dr Mahathir and Barisan Nasional in the 1999 general election ensuring they retained their two-thirds majority.

As pointed out it is doubtful that the non-Malays rallied behind Dr Mahathir purely because of their affinity for him. More than anything, they supported him because they believed his policies will prosper them and as they indeed had since he took over in 1981.

 The non-Malay support enjoyed by Dr Mahathir during his reign was an affirmation of the community towards his leadership and his policies.

To put it simply, they did not find his policies racist despite the emphasis on the Malay/Bumiputera interests.

The non-Malays were more than happy to live under such arrangement as they prospered beyond what their forefathers could imagine or dreamt of achieving even in their countries of origin.

It was achieved in a country which contemporary history named at its birth as the Persekutuan Tanah Melayu.

Next - Part Two: Dismantling the Mahathir Legacy – Deeds of Mediocre Leadership and Racist Politicians.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MALAY FIRST - Being Malaysian is a given!

IN our last posting, this blog discussed how Umno’s Nazri Aziz and Khairy Jamaluddin had been attacking Perkasa to get at Dr Mahathir.

Awang Selamat in Mingguan Malaysia on Sunday had taken on Nazri calling him anti-Dr Mahathir.

Awang’s disgruntlement with Nazri stems from the latter’s accusation that the daily was bent on promoting Dr Mahathir’s return as Prime Minister (which is totally absurd to say the least, but not surprising coming from someone whom we had said was not really a thinker).

Awang was spot on in his defence of Perkasa and its supremo, Ibrahim Ali.
Questioning Nazri’s role when the Malays were being “attacked”, Awang says Umno must never forget that it was Perkasa and Ibrahim that went around the country defending Umno and the Malays.

Awang went on to say that lately, Nazri had taken a soft approach in dealing with the opposition, perhaps for not wanting to be a target of criticism or because he had wanted to “play safe”. This Awang claims, makes Nazri a comfortable man for the opposition to deal with.

Uncannily, the same approach was taken by Zaid Ibrahim when he was an Umno Minister in the BN Government not too long ago. He ended up resigning and joining the opposition saying his position became untenable because the BN had ignored his pursuits of his ideals and principles.

Not only did he found out that there is nothing principled about the opposition, those who knew Zaid was surprised at his preparedness to “abandon” his benefactor, the clueless Abdullah Badawi. By and large Zaid’s act is an act of backstabbing and of an ingrate but no one knows what the principled Zaid would describe his act to be.

But we wouldn’t dwell on that now, perhaps in a later posting.

We are more interested in what Nazri’s game is. Is it to follow the former Minister’s way? Awang Selamat says he is playing safe.

Yesterday Nazri replied to Awang Selamat, curiously, through a particular news portal that seems very much bent on bashing the Utusan and Malays.

“And yes I am a Malaysian first and Malay next. Does any bigot have a problem with that?” Was Nazri’s closing salvo.

Yes, I believe many Malays have a problem with that. Does being Malay first make them bigots?

Lest Nazri understands the constitution, the Malays (and later on added with Bumiputera following the inception of Malaysia) are specifically mentioned to define the nature of the new nation.

It was meant to establish the fact that then Malaya and Malaysia is a nation formed on the basis of Malay being the main and majority race, the national culture and language is Malay and that the Rulers of the country (the Sultans, Raja and Agong) are Malays.

It is not about racial supremacy. It is about the concept of the ownership of the land (even though today many non Malays owned large tracts of land in the country). Hence it is called Malay-a or today Malay-sia and not anything else denoting some Chineseness or Indianness.

That is the context; all Malays are Malay first and Malaysian second. While the non-Malays may want to debate about who were the migrants and who were not, the underlying factor is that the Malays did not have to apply for citizenship while the non-Malays did.

In other words, in so far as Malays in Malaysia are concerned, they need not have to prove that they are Malaysians. Being a Malay means that being Malaysian is a given.

But it is not so for the migrants then as they have to prove themselves to be Malaysian first before they can obtain they citizenship.

If they had insisted that they are Chinese, Indian or English or any other race first, then they will not be accorded the Malaysian citizenship.

So for any Malay to want to be Malaysian first and not Malay first meant that he is ignorant of the manner the country is incepted and the nature the constitution was promulgated.

If he considers the Malays who opposed his statement of being Malaysian first and Malay next as bigot, Nazri is obviously exposing his ignorance or a case of gray matter deficient.

Bigotry is about intolerance about other races or creed. How can it be bigotry if Malays are trying to ensure their continued relevance vis-a-vis the constitution?

Obviously Nazri is a contradiction of his existence. While he does not think twice about rallying Malay support (His constituency in Padang Rengas is about 73% Malay) for his existence as a parliamentarian, he himself does not believe in promoting Malay leadership.

Being Malay it seems is just a convenient excuse for him where and when it benefits him.

It is clear then that Nazri’s ideals is much more aligned to the DAP’s Malaysian Malaysia, a stand he clearly defines and declares in his open letter and, as expected was immediately  embraced by none other than Lim Kit Siang (although Nazri says Kit Siang is not his Boss).

If he had gone to the extent of declaring he was Muslim first, even Nik Aziz would embrace him!

And for Nazri to say that those who declare themselves Malay first are bigots? I guess then that includes his Boss Najib and deputy Muhyiddin.

Oh yes, before we close this, Nazri says his aim is to win the Padang Rengas Parliamentary seat for Barisan Nasional whether he contests as candidate or otherwise.

We really would like to see Nazri go out and openly declare to the 73% Malay of the roughly 25,000 voters there that he is not Malay first. We are not quite sure if he did that the last three elections.