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Raids across the capital and Selangor, saw 96 individuals detained for “khalwat”, or “close proximity”, an Islamic law barring Muslims from being alone with someone of the opposite sex other than their spouse.
The mass arrests came after religious authorities warned against “immoral acts” during Valentine’s Day, saying they wanted to promote a sin-free lifestyle.
Religious enforcement officers here raided budget hotels and public parks ahead of Valentine’s Day detaining 16 Muslims, mainly teenagers, a spokesman from the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department told AFP.
“The operation was part our regular raids to stop ‘khalwat’,” said Asmawi Umar, adding the teenagers had paid around RM50 ringgit for a hotel room for two hours.
In Selangor, 80 Muslims were rounded up during raids between midnight and 6am on Valentine’s Day, according to media reports, quoting state religious authorities.
They face up to two years in jail and a fine if convicted in an Islamic Syariah Court.
Under Malaysia’s dual-track legal system Syariah Courts can try Muslims for religious and moral offences. More than 60% of the nation’s 28 million population are Muslim Malays.
Religious authorities last week launched a campaign called “Mind the Valentine’s Day trap” to condemn the celebration and said they would reject anything that contravenes Islamic teachings.
“In reality, as well as historically, the celebration of Valentine’s Day is synonymous with vice activities,” said Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz, head of Malaysia Islamic Development Department, which oversees the country’s Islamic policies.
However, rights groups have previously said that such moral crackdowns hurt Malaysia’s image as a moderate and progressive Muslim nation.
MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND UMNO BLOGGERS:WAS PROSTUTUTING RACHEL MOTTE HIRED BY UMNO-BARISANS APCO TO DEMONIS FORMER US AMBASSADOR TO MALAYSIA JOHN R. MALOTT
As he spoke late Saturday, the thump thump of a cleaver could be heard just outside the unadorned office. A man was hacking up a calf on a wood stump, arranging the meat on a plastic sheet on the patio floor. A bright puddle of blood ran into the street
ARTICLE IS MISSING FROM HER BLOG
As with Easter and Passover, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad is dated by the lunar calendar. This year it falls on Feb. 15, and the time seems particularly fraught with meaning. Every time there is a crisis in the Muslim world, grudges and resentments going back almost to the beginning of the faith, in the seventh century, seem to resurface. Islam, being an all-inclusive religion, refers every aspect of life back to God. When you feel that God has been affronted or disobeyed by your enemies, time disappears. It's always a good time to reopen old wounds. That's why there are rarely any upsets in society that are not also religious upsets. Traditional Muslim society equates with religious society. In Egypt, where secular rule has been the rule, the chemistry between God and government is still volatile and almost impossible to fathom if you live outside the Arab world. I don't speak as an insider but as a writer who delved into these issues when researching a book on the life of Muhammad. It is remarkable the extent to which the life of the Prophet set the template for attitudes that persist today. Among the most marked of these are a sense of being embattled for God, a defensive posture against infidels, a fierce desire to devote one's life to protect the Prophet, a desire to obey God's laws down to the smallest letter, and jihad, which in its broadest meaning denotes the struggle of the soul to reach a pure relationship with Allah against the temptations of one's base nature. These elements are entangled inside the worldview of devout Muslims. The new guard that tries to provoke change must contend not just with the old guard -- in this case the clash is between the youth of Egypt and the ruling military elite -- but also there is the rear guard of religious conservatism. A ! centurie s-old worldview is always ready to condemn change as being against the will of God. What I came to understand is that this worldview has its reasons for being. The Prophet was personally troubled about the messages he received that commanded him to convert the entire world to the new faith. When the early Muslims first fled from Mecca to Medina, Muhammad was welcomed as a peacemaker among warring tribes and faiths. His approach was conciliatory, and all sides recognized him as a fair arbiter. Islam sees itself as a faith that is far more inclusive than exclusive. Therefore, when Muhammad was forced to lead battles in defense of the faith, and afterwards when he turned on former Christian and Jewish allies, a dangerous rift became part of the Muslim worldview, at once aiming for universal peace and brotherhood but using violent means to get there. Christianity has its own built-in contradictions. This will always occur as long as human nature is divided. "What we say" and "what we do" have been perpetually at odds. In the present crisis the U.S. also falls between two stools. We say that we promote democracy around the world, but what we do is to defend stability (and the steady stream of Gulf oil) in support of reactionary, oppressive regimes. The layer of contradiction that we don't have, for the most part, is the religious one. Lurching toward modern secularism, Iraq, Iran, and Bosnia all ran afoul of religious pressures, and each society had to make peace with itself -- a very fragile peace at best -- in its own way. No doubt the same will happen in Egypt, with whatever convulsions that ensue when people are forced by passion and raging events to examine their innermost beliefs.
BY SAHAR AZIZ, FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Our country is composed of people from all over the world with diverse political views ranging from the far right to the far left. We have communities of every faith, some of whom believe the others are doomed to eternal damnation. And yet we remain immune from the political instability experienced by other more homogenous nations.
Throughout our two hundred years, we have experienced economic, social, and political upheavals while remaining one of the most stable countries in the world. Our stability is not due to providence or mere good fortune. Rather it is our democratic institutions, individual rights, and the rule of law that shields us from the instability prevalent in nations ruled by dictators and monarchs.
Our democracy sustains our stability.
Hence if we seek stability in Egypt we should unequivocally support democracy for the Egyptian people. Not a diluted or superficial democracy based on a m! ere resh uffling of the usual suspects, but a fair and transparent system where the best and the brightest are elected by a people who will hold them accountable. And if they do not deliver, they will be expelled from power through elections.
While authoritarian regimes may appear stable, it is a mirage. Their populations are seething with discontent, eagerly waiting for the first opportunity to overthrow their despised despots. In the absence of popular support, dictators retain power through torture and repression -- often facilitated by military support and political cover from our government.
Thus it is a fallacy that dictatorships are inherently more stable. As we are now witnessing in Egypt and just witnessed in Tunisia, countries ruled by dictators are kegs waiting to explode. And the outcome is the farthest thing from stable.
Yet this fact is overlooked in alarmist and infantilizing concerns about the challenges of establishing democracy in Egypt. The naysayers echo Omar Suleiman's warnings that stability is more important than democracy, as if the two are mutually exclusive. They warn that immediate transition to democracy, as opposed to the textbook delay tactics of the Mubarak regime, will result in anarchy.
Our experiences in America directly contradict such claims. When voters became disaffected with failed Republican policies, the progressive left and youth mobilized in unprecedented numbers to elect the first African American president and bolstered the number of Democrats in Congress. Two years later when the Democrats failed to deliver on their economic growth policies, they were swiftly replaced with Tea Partyers seeking to reform what they perceived as a corrupted Washington. Despite the vitriol and entrenched opposition, we held our leaders accountable through the electoral process.
Moreover, a democratic Egypt creates the opportunities for a mutually beneficial economic and political relationship between the United States and Egypt. In addition to secure acc! ess to o il and gas, we benefit from transparent and vibrant emerging markets in which to sell our goods. In turn, Egypt needs foreign investment, technology transfer, and industrialization to develop the fullest potential of its extraordinary youth.
Democratically elected rulers will be held accountable by their people to grow Egypt's economy. They will be expected to provide quality education and jobs for the youth. If these rulers embezzle state resources or abrogate civil rights, two hallmarks of the Mubarak regime, the Egyptians will expel them through the democratic process.
But when dictators, whether secular or religious, coercively rule a nation, mass revolt becomes the only means to pursue needed reform. As our own history demonstrates, there is a way to seek reform without paralyzing the economy or starting a civil war. It is called democracy.
Pix courtesy Din Merican’s blog
By Peter Masry
In his recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal Asia (February 8, 2011), ‘The Price of Malaysia’s Racism‘, former U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, John Malott, makes some valid criticisms regarding Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s 1Malaysia (One Malaysia) programme and its failure to realistically and adequately reconcile Malaysia’s persistent ethnic and religious disharmony with Umno’s ostensible desire to harmonize Malaysia’s multiculturalism under one coherently unifying banner.
The problem with Mr Malott’s analysis is not so much in how he validly describes the ethnocentrism of Umno and Umno-associated Malay-based nationalistic patriotic organizations, but with what Mr Malott leaves out in what should be an exercise in journalistic full disclosure; that is, that Mr Malott has never found fault with the primary opposition party, PKR and its de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Mr Malott seems to be of the school of diplomacy whereby if you are against one ideological force or particular government of the day, perforce, it means you must then support the opposing party in totality.
One can simply read all of Mr Malott’s commentaries in the WSJA, as well as Malaysian online journals like Malaysiakini, and find no criticism whatsoever of Anwar’s political behaviour since his entry into politics as a youthful activist in Umno.
Let us be clear: Criticisms of the ongoing and seemingly endless sham persecution of Anwar for yet unsubstantiated illicit sexual activities, putative corruption, forensic mismanagement on a monumental scale of legal evidence issued in court, and the obvious misuse and abuse of the Malaysian legal system and judiciary by Umno and its functionaries as a political weapon to wreck vengeance on Anwar for falling out with former Malaysian PM Mahathir bin Mohamad is justified, full stop.
However, in no rational way must responsible criticism of political vengeance taken against Anwar be equated with ideological and political support for Anwar.
Now, if one just happens to support the ambiguous and ever-changing positions taken by Anwar throughout his chameleon-like multiple epiphanies from student activist to Islamic radical to Umno straight-man to global trotter to opposition politician and now to martyr-in-the-making, that is a different matter and I would invite debate on Anwar’s putative political merits apart and aside from his rather obvious maltreatment from the government.
I find Mr Malott’s criticisms of Umno and the Malaysian government generally on mark; I also find, however, his unfettered support for Anwar which clearly appears to go beyond just criticism of Anwar’s political treatment — certainly allowed in a free and democratic society although Malaysia is somewhat less so than the United States — without much foundation.
I might also say, in the interest of full disclosure, Mr Malott should state the role that he and his spouse play in any global support groups for Anwar.
Full disclosure certainly does not, and should not, prevent anyone from taking political positions that they choose; however, the context within which we make judgments about individuals we observe, particularly as former U.S. government officials, must be disclosed.
I, for one, do not have any ties whatsoever to any political groupings or ideological frameworks in Malaysia. I only ask that Mr Malott disclose the same for himself and his spouse.
Finally, Anwar has shown himself to be a wily politician with a rather elastic political message, hardly immune to corruptive influences while he benefitted professionally and economically as a long-time former member of Umno’s inner circle, part-time Muslim and semi-secular scholar all concurrently and depending upon the intended audience at any given time.
And (as has been discussed before in WSJA and elsewhere), Anwar remains very much prone to crude anti-Semitic outbursts that are absolutely unjustifiable and not much different from that of former mentor, and current nemesis, ex-PM Mahathir even if Anwar’s bombast is often less frequent and usually less harsh in content, and notwithstanding the perennial Malaysian conspiracy theories that abound about supposed hidden Israeli/Jewish involvement in Malaysian and broader Islamic affairs.
Good show, Mr Malott, but better transparency and more commentaries on what you believe makes PKR and Datuk Anwar Ibrahim more politically palatable than the long series of rather insipid Umno-led governments are certainly in order.
[Peter Masry is Hartal's guest writer -- shar101]
Taib says the state legislative assembly will not be dissolved by this week to pave the way for the state election.
Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud said today the state legislative assembly will not be dissolved by this week to pave the way for the state election.
Taib, who is also Sarawak BN chairman, said it was not true that he would call on Yang Dipertua Negeri Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng on Friday to seek his consent to dissolve the 71-seat assembly, the term of which expires in July.
"I don't know. These people can create news as they like but I cannot confirm that," he told reporters after attending the state-level Prophet Muhammad's birthday parade and gathering in Kota Samarahan.
He was responding to a portal news report yesterday quoting a source at Astana Sarawak as saying that the Chief Minister's Office had called last week to fix a Feb 18 appointment with the head of state for that purpose.
"A story is a story. True or not true, let's see lah," said Taib, who also denied that he had called on Abang Muhammad Salahuddin yesterday as he was away the whole day attending the planning committee meeting.
Taib to mark 30th year as CM
Meanwhile, Taib, who will mark his 30th year as chief minister on March 26, is scheduled to deliver a keynote address at the Sarawak BN convention here on March 5 to be attended by 5,000 delegates from all the state BN component parties.
The BN now holds 63 seats in the state assembly, with Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), led by Taib, having 35 seats, followed by the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) 12 and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) eight each.
Six of the remaining seats are held by the DAP while PKR and Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM), through an independent, have one each.
The Election Commission is required to hold elections within 60 days of the dissolution of the state assembly.
'Don't tell us that Saiful did not eat or wash his mouth for two days?'
By J. D. Lovrenciear
Indeed what we are witnessing in the Middle East region today signals a piercing, warning signal to the world that regimes guilty of economic hoarding and political cartels do not belong to the increasingly liberalising global environment.
Despite the police brutality and curtailing control mechanisms tightly in place, more and more countries are discovering that people’s willpower is no match.
Today, beginning with Tunisia and followed closely by Egypt, citizens there have shown the world that any amount of suppression and oppression is not able to imprison forever their passion for democratic equality and penchant for civil liberties.
If the media reports in the world are to be believed (assuming that these news bearers are not muzzled or harnessed by politicians with vested interest), the tide for change is bound to be spreading in a contagious manner from East to West, North to South.
Already Algeria, Bahrain, Iran and Yemen are beginning to experience people uprisings.
Triggered by increasing food prices, oppressive laws that curtail human dignity, inequalities in the equitable distribution of a nation’s wealth, concentration of power among those with vested and extreme interests – all of these have precipitated in the uprising by the common citizens.
Algerians under the pressure of rising basic food prices are crying out for the ouster of their eleven years reign President. Bahrain's King Hamad Isa al-Khalifa is giving out to every family USD 2,700 cash to quell unrest, seemingly. In Iran the hardliner President is seeing the wrath of tens of thousands as they clash with police. In Yemen the peope are up in arms against repression, corruption and economic conditions that only favour the rich and powerful.
What then would be the defining moments of truth for Malaysia? The answers lie in our political history of 53+ years.
Foremost, it is fortunate that the Tun Dr M2 did not cling to his premiership till this date. Unfortunately however, the cartel politics of Malaysia poses a contingent problem.
It has been a tradition within the political corridors to ensure that sons and daughters take over from where their fathers left. There is nothing wrong in this provided that the individual taking on the reigns is competent on his or her own merits. There is nothing wrong if the rakyat vote without manipulation an individual to take on the mantle.
But when politicking and strategic manoeuvring come into play, there is bound to be serious repercussions. In this New Age of a ‘Networked Society’ fuelled by the accelerating ‘Information Society’, cartel castles will be demolished.
Next, let us take a look at our socio-political fabric. After decades of affirmative policies, we still see inequalities in the economic pie sharing. For argument's sake let us assess the sitz-im-leben using race as an indicator:
• The number of Malays who are still in the marginally poor category is a shame.
• The number of young Malay youths who have fallen by the wayside of the nation’s human capital development is alarming. The old attribute of ‘Ahmad the driver’ is still prevalent. Just take a headcount of the number of unskilled workers comprising of pizza-delivery boys, dispatch riders, and mundane factory workers these past thirty years.
• The number of Malay youths who have fallen under drugs, street racing gambits and other vices is not hard to pinpoint.
• The numbers of Indian youths who are unable to find meaningful and gainful employment have taken to parang wielding gangsterism. The number of police arrests and custodial deaths can be a tip-of-the iceberg count.
• Vice dens can still be associated with the Chinese as legitimate and honourable avenues to be economically and financially rewarded have shrunk.
• In the name of higher profit margins we import millions of workers to harvest our palm oil, build houses and high-rise structures. Our own manpower is left in the lurch without becoming skilled workers who could form a formidable export industry in the future.
The economic factor under the label of NEP that we have prided these past thirty years seemed to be working pretty fine as we were told in the past. Attempts to question its quantum progress were quickly snuffed under the overwhelming threats of ISA and OSA or even the horrendous claim of ‘do not be anti-national’.
But truth always surfaces. Today we witness the number of poor Malaysians struggling to eke out a living on a RM3,000 and below monthly income.
Yes, we have made sure that everyone can have a car which they will be burdened to pay for over the next nine years. Yes we have succeeded in getting car owners to leave their cars at home and ride to work to save on their expenses.
Yes we have ensured that everyone can buy a roof over their heads provided they are in government employment or able to meet the monthly instalments that are scrutinized by the approving banks. And for the next fifteen to twenty years of your working life you slog to pay off the monthly rates.
Be it oil, sugar or rice – we are today at the mercy of rising food prices outside the borders of the country. The government can do nothing to alleviate the burden as rightly pointed out by a minister recently. Even our hugely US-export oriented trade and crude oil economy cannot save the ordinary rakyat from the ravages of world food shortage.
Yes we have great monumental buildings and spanking roads. But the rakyat on the road is worse off than when he lived in Indian Sentul, Chinese Jinjang or the humble Kampong Melayu forty years ago. Today the working soul has to pay for everything – from water, electricity, toll and parking to hospital visits and education. Never mind if he cannot even find a tiny plot to grow his own vegetables or be able to cast the net for some fish at the confluence of the KL-Klang rivers.
Seemingly, we have progressed. But our minds are closed with racism, religious discrimination and the chase after money, money, money and more money as the end all. Profiteering, hoarding and kickbacks are the rule of the economic game – be it the kedai runcit, the wholesaler, the contractor or the big time arms importer.
We are still battling after all these many decades on our education system. It is still the same old issue of Bahasa Malaysia versus English.
In a nutshell, if truly we have progressed as a nation of ONE people, advancing with the goodwill and honour of yesteryears, BN would not be battling its way to the polls today.
If truly we had no political cartels, we would not be seeing DSAI as a force to be contended with.
If truly we had an economy that was built on equitable distribution that emphasised the meaningful survival of the humble rakyat, we would not be questioning the notion of wealth accumulation which is the current trend among the powerful.
If truly we had our nation built on true democracy and exemplary civil liberties, we need not worry about the tides of change sweeping the world. In fact we will be party to promote change in the world for the better.
Time will tell viva Malaysia.
â€œInterlokâ€ is nothing but an engineered plan by UMNO to further plant the seed of racism and segregation in schools and in the mind of the youths similar to the programs that are run by the BTN (Biro Tata Negara).
Tolerance and co-existence has been abused and misused, patience has been taken for granted endlessly. It is time to bury racism in Malaysia and it is the time to take the bull by the horns.
UMNO has to go. RACISM has to go.
Please join us in our march to show solidarity against racism perpetrated by UMNO and its allies. W.Sambulingam
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KUALA LUMPUR: Batu Estate’s ex-workers are facing their D-Day tomorrow as Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s (DBKL) safety and enforcement department decided in favour of Mayland Developers Sdn Bhd to demolish their homes located next to Putramas Condominium.
Notice of the demolition has already been issued to the 38 former workers.
Yesterday, the ex-estate workers submitted a memorandum to DBKL and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to stop the demolition.
Representative V Thilagenthiran questioned DBKL’s involvement in the dispute between Mayland and the workers, some having lived there for the past 70 years.
“Why is DBKL interfering in the matters of two parties over a private land?” he asked.
“The demolition would violate a High Court judgment that we are the rightful residents in October 2003.”
DBKL’s assistant administrative officer, Sa’adiah Hashim, however, maintained that the homes of the ex-Batu workers were squatters.
“Our job is to demolish the squatters,” she said when met at the department.
Thilagentiran later had a meeting with DBKL’s operations enforcement officer, Osman Ismail, which was constantly interrupted by Sa’adiah.
Since 2003, Mayland was supposed to take up further court proceedings if it wanted to evict the ex-Batu estate workers “with full hearing and not summarily disposed of”, but the developer had resorted to intimidating the workers, using gangsters since mid last year, alleged Thilagenthiran.
Previously, local MIC representatives lobbied the ex-workers to accept the RM30,000 and flats meant for squatters.
Failure to do so prompted Federal Territories and Urban Well-Being Deputy Minister M Saravanan to rope in DBKL which issued a demolition notice in October 2010.
But the demolition did not take place after a verbal assurance from the Minister Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin’s private secretary, Shazril Fazira Faridam.
LAHAD DATU: Local opposition party Sabah Progressive Peoples’ Party (SAPP) has started full-scale preparations to face the coming general election as the Chinese New year celebrations wind down to an end this week.
The party is also seeking better co-operation with other opposition parties to find a formula to defeat ruling Barisan National (BN) coalition, party president, Yong Teck Lee, told reporters here.
He said there have been talk that the government would call general election before June this year and as such SAPP is making preparations in earnest, particularly in Lahad Datu.
Yong, however, said no decision had yet been made on where exactly the party would place its candidates.
“It is still premature to discuss this, but SAPP will give full support and will do its best to help other opposition party candidates to defeat BN candidates in the general election.”
Yong, a former Sabah chief minister, was speaking to reporters at a thanks-giving dinner at his house on Sunday night. The dinner was held in conjunction with the Pesta Xin Chun organised by the party Lahad Datu division two weeks ago.
Yong said the bigger turnout at Pesta Xin Chun compared to last year was due to the party’s good relationship with leaders from the local community, especially the Chinese community.
Yong has made frequent trips to Lahad Datu of late to meet with local community leaders after the Batu Sapi by-election.
Not in Lahad Datu
Asked if he would stand in Lahad Datu in the coming general election, Yong said that though Lahad Datu is his hometown, he had no intention to stand there.
On the biggest obstacle for co-operation with other opposition parties, he said that peninsula-based opposition parties do not understand the principle of autonomy for Sabah, and as such this was hindering talks among the parties.
He said that SAPP was seeking autonomy to enable Sabahans to decide for themselves their own government, instead of the federal government appointing the state government.
“This has been in the Malaysia Agreement all this while when Sabah and Sarawak agreed to form Malaysia in 1963… it is not something new…”
He believes that after step-by-step discussions in the near future with PKR and coalition leader Pakatan Rakyat, an understanding could be reached on Sabah autonomy before the general election.
“They have to accept the principle of autonomy for Sabah first; the rest will be easy to talk.”
Meanwhile, SAPP Lahad Datu division chairman, Wong Yu Chin, said the division had received more membership applications after the party had pulled out of BN last year, adding that this indicated growing support for the party’s struggle.
PETALING JAYA: The top leadership in Pakatan Rakyat has been urged to set up a “seat negotiation committee” to kickstart talks on seat allocations among its component parties in preparation for the next general election.
In making this call, DAP vice-chairman, M Kulasegaran, said the committee should be empowered to allow swapping of seats among component parties, if there is need for it.
He said that it was vital for the opposition coalition to form the committee soon as it was speculated that the polls may be called as early as March or April this year.
“With Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak meeting his party division leaders recently, it is certainly another indication why it is likely that a snap poll will take place soon,” Kulasegaran said in a statement.
Kulasegaran, who is also Ipoh Barat MP, said that the coming general election was going to be the most important polls in the country, as Barisan Nasional (BN) was likely to lose federal powers.
“Unlike previous elections where the talk of opposition toppling the BN government was regarded as a political joke, the political landscape has changed since the 2008 general election.
“Therefore it is important for Pakatan to be prepared as the coming electoral battle may be the dirtiest in the nation’s history, as BN will do all it can to cling to power,” he said.
Maximise use of web
Kulasegaran also urged Pakatan leaders to make full use of the Internet tools such as the social networking media in order to deliver the opposition’s message to the masses.
“The Egyptians made full use of social networking media to mobilise the masses to force its long- serving leader out,” Kulasegaran said, referrring to the 18-day demonstration in the Middle Eastern nation that forced its 82-year old president, Hosni Mubarak, to step down last Friday.
PKR vice-president Tian Chua said that a seats negotiation committee already exists in the coalition.
“Seats allocation is part of the agenda but the discussion is still going on,” said Tian Chua, who is also Batu MP.
When asked on the possibility of swapping seats, he said the matter was also being deliberated in the committee.
In the previous general election, Pakatan Rakyat denied BN its two-thirds majority majority in Parliament while seizing control of five states.
One of the states, Perak, returned to BN after a series of defections in 2009.
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Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) leader, Yong Tack Lee, said that after 101 days there are still no signs of any work being carried out to fulfil the state BN government’s promises to the people of Batu Sapi.
“I am not talking about completion. I am talking about starting work, and today after 101 days after they won the Batu Sapi seat, I have yet to see any project being carried out.”
He said that among the promises made were the construction of a RM16 million road stretching for 2km in Taman Mewah, the RM5 million Sibuga road by-pass and the RM30,000 Kampung Pukat community hall.
“The BN government said the state has a RM2 billion reserve fund, but it can’t even start work to build the hall which costs only RM30,000,” he said.
Yong also regretted that the BN government had reneged on its promise to give RM30,000 to every school in Batu Sapi.
He said that the BN state government had in the last 100 days made the same promises three times to the Batu Sapi people.
The first time was during the by-election, the second time was when it won and the third was last week when Chief Minister Musa Aman visited Sandakan where he reiterated the promises.
“Not only have the people failed to see any the promises materialise, they also suffered from a flash flood recently.
“So after 101 days, the people can now see for themselves that these are all sweet, empty promises,” Yong said at a thanksgiving dinner here on Sunday night.
Thank You Najib, UMNO & Barisan Nasional
Hidup Mamak, Glory To Mahathir, Please Support The Weighing Scale Gang This Coming General Election !
X BN ! Check Barsian Nasional !! Cross Anything But Pakatan Rakyat
|Doctor: Saiful unusually calm during examination|
VIC. I.T VIR (VICTA JACET VIRTUS) / Virtue Lies Defeated
Note: This drawing from Arturo Reverte's The Club Dumas book may be similar to some other real-life tarot cards, but I want to comment about the title of the card. The original drawing is actually a knight with the sword in the Archangel Michael position (a halo of light around his head) ready to cut a woman (not a monk) down.
This picture simply tells us two things:
1. A good man in form of the monk gets beaten down a knight with club - where good gets beat down by unjust people. Sounds like life is unfair and cruel to us. The actual drawing is having a knight with a sword in the pose of Archangel Michael ready to strike down a kneeling woman.
2. The wheel of fortune at behind shows of the cycle of reign (past, present and future). In the counter-clockwise direction, the man in facing up shows of "I Will Reign", while on the man on top shows "I Reign", and the head down position shows "I've Already Reigned".
There is also another meaning here:
We also look at the wheel. This also reflects on what is happening in Malaysia. Currently BN is running Malaysia, and inevitably someday they will fall eventually. It is clear, that as mentioned in the wheel of fortune picture above, no man or entity is omnipotent. Their slogan of "Now and Forever" seems to challenge the law of nature. There are people wishing for change to happen, but the question posed is when is likely change will be seen? When? Only after disaster strikes? Only when people finally realizes false promises all around? When people finally realize that things have gone wrong and upside down?
because they had objected to the unlawful confiscation of their Hindraf Makkal Sakthi shirts. To continue to detain them for this reason is in complete breach of the law and demonstrates the arbitrary conduct of the police. - N. Surendran's press statement on HRP arrests.
Hindraf tried to tell Malaysia how things go wrong. Instead they were treated as criminals with weapon arms. When they want to leave with their shirts, the police threatened to hold them further in prison. Hindraf fell short of reaching out to the mass reaches. Had they speak to the masses in Bahasa Malaysia, they might have captured the attention of 15 million Malaysians who are Malays - since the bulk of them forms the electorate in Malaysia. When they are arrested, this means that their virtue of doing what is right has been defeated by the evil. A convoy has been assumed as an illegal assembly.
Shouldn't the police pay more attention to getting those violent criminals and the safety on the streets rather than going after people who want to assemble in big groups? Perhaps paranoia has already affected them or what they do puts me into thinking that they are acting on behalf of their political masters who are hell bent to whack the opposition to kingdom come?
Do I support Hindraf? Not entirely, but I see the latest arrest as a virtue being defeated. God is not there on that day? You bet it.
Thanks You Najib, UMNO & Barisan Nasional
Hidup Mamak, Glory To Mahathir, Please Support The Weighing Scale Gang This Coming General Election !
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