Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Is Zarinah Anwar so powerful?

Yeap! Why is SC chairman Zarinah Anwar so powerful? What empowers her? And who gives her the rights to intimidate business reporters whose duty is to report facts and figures?

My question - is the reports on Kenmark wrong and subjudice? Subjudice to who and what? Why is Zarinah so protective of the 'leaks' from SC? Whose interest is she upholding?

The reports was to seek justification from those involved and has in no manner breach the ethic of journalism. Should the SC has a different set of provision that can sue and send journalists to jail for doing their job, then I would suggest for the Press to impose a total blackout on Zarinah and the Securities Commission.

Journalists have played an important role in helping to boost the economy and build confidence to the bourse. The SC, notwithstanding has been using the Press all this while to paint a rosy picture of the market, whether the sentiment was positive or not.

Taking the cue from Rockybru, I think Zarinah's action in interrogating the reporters who wrote the story is suicidal as it would lead to many business reporters, both local and foreign, to dig up for more 'leaks'. Have anyone ever wondered why the likes of Vincent Tan, Kalimullah and others were let off the hook by the SC?

And I personally believe that the MACC should step in to check the irregularities. Why? I dont think the Finance Minister would interfere in what is going on at the SC, neither will he be bothered with Zarinah's action.

So, its time for her to consider everything. She may proceed with the legal suit against the reporter and enjoy her tenant (for how long?) as the SC chairperson. By the way, does she remember under which provision that she was appointed to the position?

My call to the Prime Ministeri and Finance Minister - just sit tight and do nothing about it!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

World Cup: Lessons from England defeat

England football team is going home after all. Outclassed by the young Germans 4-1 in the Group of 16 match on Sunday, the English players were reduced to despair and frustration.

Yes, no class at all. No matter whether they we denied the second goal by Lampard in the first half. they were no match to the fast and determining Germans.

And, Malaysia can go on watching the EPL. Malaysians know the English players more than our own Cabinet members. How many of you out there know who Jelaing is? How many Malaysians know who our Dewan Rakyat Speaker is?

Learn from others. British soccer is one of the most exciting but they are still not the best. While they have reached a 'saturation' point, other countries are catching up fast. Take a look at Ghana, Japan or Uruguay for instance.

Perhaps the Mexican, the Argentinian or the Brazilian soccer would be more exciting to watch from now on. And why not learn soccer from the Germans?

Malaysian soccer has been worshiping the English style for too long now. Yes, their standard of football is still far too high as compared to many other teams but if the Germans can demolish them, it shows they too got to learn something new from the Germans and others.

By the way, was it the British who teach us football?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Cartoon ban is 'unsuitable'

I just dont understand it. What is there for Malaysians to revolt against the government? Over a cartoon? Its only a political cartoon la, bro! If Malaysians want to revolt, there are many things and reasons they can use and ride to launch one.

But to share the humor of a political cartoon does not incite any sentiment for a revolt. Nonsense. Malaysians are not that stupid.

Or perhaps the government doesnt take any joke... and no sense of humor (here). Means that everybody in the government dont smile and laugh. Are our leaders as such too? If not, they wouldnt have imposed a ban on Zunar's political cartoon and books by Malaysiakini.

These are the colors of life, the colors of light. No joke, no fun, sir. After all, I dont think Zunar's cartoon meant any harm to Najib or whoever he has depicted. And I dont think readers and those who read it would want to revolt against the government over such a sketch.


If the Home Minister thinks the cartoon is' unsuitable', there are more unsuitable things the rakyat have been monitoring over the last few years or months, which in fact are more 'unsuitable' than Zunar's banned cartoons.

Dont you know that there are unsuitable ministers, unsuitable policies, unsuitable leaders and other 'unsuitables' in the country today? Dont you think the ban is an unsuitable action too?

Futhermore, Malaysians are not like the Filipinos or the Thais or the Koreans who love 'revolting' against the government. Yes, our government is managing the country good enough but without some of its 'unsuitables', it would be more satisfactory.

Why must we pick an issue out of a political cartoon? In many countries, their political cartoons are more 'damaging' to the leaders. In Zunar's case, he was just 'mengusik' (teasing).

Takkan tak boleh sakat sikit kot?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Siapa di sebalik kemelut Istana Mahkota Kelantan - Bab 3

Akhbar dwi-mingguan, Transisi (edisi kedua kini di pasaran) menyiarkan luahan rasa doktor peribadi Sultan Kelantan, Kolonel Amir Ramli yang merawat Tuanku sejak baginda pulang dari menjalani rawatan di Hospital Mount Elizabeth, Singapura awal Mac lalu.

Rakyat, terutamanya di Kelantan harus membaca akhbar ini demi mengetahui sendiri apa sebenarnya yang berlaku di Istana Mahkota dan bukannya setakat mendengar khabar angin, fitnah dan tohmahan pihak tidak sahih yang sengaja ingin mengeruhkan suasana serta menangguk di air keruh.

Dr Amir, seperti sebahagian besar rakyat Kelantan, turut menyimpan rasa curiga dan buruk sangka sebelum ini terhadap Raja Perempuan, Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid dan Tengku Temenggong, Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra, gara-gara pelbagai fitnah yang dicipta oleh pihak tidak bertanggungjawab yang bermaksud merosakkan hubungan keluarga diraja itu dan meracuni fikiran rakyat baginda.

Bagaimanapun, tanggapan itu akhirnya diperbetulkan apabila Dr Amir sendiri dilantik sebagai doktor peribadi Tuanku.

Berikut ialah antara sedutan kenyataan beliau di bawah tajuk 'Luahan doktor Sultan - Siapa cakap bohong?':

"Semasa mengiringi baginda, hati kecil saya berkata keadaan Tuanku tidaklah seteruk seperti digambarkan beberapa akhbar arus perdana.... Saya begitu terkejut apabila laporan perubatan dari Singapura jauh lebih baik daripada apa yang dikatakan wakil istana seperti disiarkan akhbar-akhbar tempatan.

"Saya bertanya kepada diri sendiri, apakah sedang berlaku di istana Kelantan sekarang? Siapa bercakap bohong mengenai isu kesihatan Tuanku? Apakah doktor Singapura atau pihak istana Kelantan? Apakah tujuan mereka berbuat demikian? Apakah implikasi mengenai laporan kesihatan ini kepada Tuanku?

"Saya juga terlalu takut dengan isu-isu tersebut, lebih-lebih lagi difahamkan semua ini disebabkan rancangan Raja Perempuan... dan Tengku Temenggong untuk tidak membolehkan Tuanku pulih seperti sediakala. Sampai hati seorang isteri dan anak memperlakukan seorang suami dan ayah begitu. Itu adalah persepsi saya ketika mula menjejaki Istana Mahkota."

Sangkaan buruk Dr Amir akhirnya padam selepas menemui Raja Perempuan dan Tengku Temenggong yang memintanya berbuat segala yang terdaya agar Tuanku pulih seperti sediakala.

Dr Amir juga berkata keadaan kesihatan Sultan makin baik dari hari ke hari. Beliau sentiasa di sisi baginda untuk memantau perkembangan dan memastikan semuanya diuruskan dengan baik, seperti yang diamanahkan oleh Tengku Anis dan Tengku Fakhry. Mereka berdua, bagaimanapun tidak mencampuri urusan kedoktorannya, tidak seperti yang digembar-gemburkan.

Dr Amir berkata lagi:

"Tuanku Sultan begitu tekun dan sabar (dalam menjalani rawatan). Ini menyebabkan kesihatan baginda menunjukkan kesan positif dalam jangka masa singkat.

"Tetapi proses pemulihan itu menjadi bahan mainan pihak tertentu. Mereka yang tidak pernah berjumpa (atau menjenguk) Tuanku membuat (pelbagai) kenyataan mengenai kesihatan Tuanku yang tidak tepat, tidak terkini dan jauh menyimpang daripada perkembangan asal.

"Mereka mewayangkan institusi raja dan meletakkan rakyat sebagai juri. Ini menyebabkan rakyat percaya bahawa Tuanku gering seperti hanya menunggu ajal saja. Rakyat keliru dan ini adalah hasutan."

Mengapa Tuanku memilih seorang doktor dari angkatan tentera?

"Ini kerana Tuanku adalah Kolonel Yang Dipertua Kor Risik dan Kor Artileri dalam Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM)... baginda sentiasa memandang tinggi profesion ketenteraan."

Benarkah baginda tidak setuju dengan doktor Kementerian Kesihatan?

"... itu tidak benar. Baginda cuma tidak bersetuju dengan cadangan kerajaan negeri melantik Lembaga Perubatan atau Medical Board. Ini kerana baginda bukan penjawat awam yang tertakluk dengan undang-undang yang perlu dirujuk kepada Lembaga Perubatan. Jika ini berlaku, ini mungkin kes pertama di Malaysia dan dunia di mana seorang Sultan diturunkan takhta dengan menggunakan kuasa Lembaga Perubatan..."

Begitupun, Dr Amir sendiri ditohmah dan dituduh sesetengah pihak sebagai terlalu berani mempersoalkan kesahihan doktor panel lantikan kerajaan negeri untuk menilai tahap kesihatan Tuanku ketika dimasukkan ke Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM), Kubang Kerian pada 4 Mei lalu.

"Saya berani kerana benar. Saya ada fakta dan bukti dalam kes ini. Saya tidak akan jual profesion saya dengan wang ringgit, pingat atau pangkat. Saya terpaksa meletakkan karier saya di mata pedang kerana saya merasakan terlalu banyak kemungkaran dan kedurjanaan berlaku. Banyak fitnah terjadi.

"Mereka yang diberi kuasa tidak menggunakannya dengan betul. Orang yang diberi amanah tidak menjalankannya dengan betul. Semua takut!"

... bersambung...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Too haste an announcement, DPM!

Abolishing UPSR and PMR. Is it a good idea or the otherwise. Leaving it to teachers and parents, to me, is a rotten idea. Why? They may be divided, one who support and the others oppose.

The Education Ministry and the Higher Education Ministry have enough experts to conduct a study on this matter. Dont tell me they only know how to attend to their respective daily duties rather than allowing Muhyiddin to simply make such a suggestion to the Press.

Had he been fed by some proposals from whoever they are, I think he shouldnt have come up with that idea so abruptly. Now that the people, especially teachers and students are beginning to contemplate, the matter is not going to stop just there.

The ministry will have to answer many questions not only from the public but also from the NGOs and, of course, the Opposition. Unless we are already equipped with tangible explanation, then it should be okay. Otherwise, be prepared for some 'bombings' at the Parliament.

It was just a year ago when the teaching of mathematics and science in English caused an uproar nationwide. People are still talking about it, especially those 'badly' affected by the sudden turnaround of education regulations.

The English issue was left openly for public debate. It tore the nation into half but finally it was the ministry that got the final say.

Why cant we do our homework first before making any announcement?

I remember when the English medium primary school was abolished in 1978 (if I am not mistaken), we regretted over the poor English command among those who enrolled in Sekolah Kebangsaan after that, notably the Malays.

It was only in the late 80s that a special attention was given towards the language, recognising it an asset for one to pursue studying abroad. But still, we dont see much changes to the present day. The Malay students are still very much so poor in English.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rosli Dungun political empire

I am not finish yet with Dungun Umno chief Rosli Mat Hassan, whose deputy chief is MP Matulidi Jusoh, the person he chided 'kalau miskin dan takda duit, jangan jadi wakil rakyat la...' before MB Ahmad Said recently. This guy has to go, very soon!

Why? His arrogance and stuck-up behavior in choosing his own team, despising his own deputy and building his own political empire in the division, may lead to Terengganu downfall in the next general election.

Yes, his wife is the division Wanita Umno head, his daughter heads the Puteri wing while his son is the division's treasurer. His ringht hand men are all over Dungun, controlling whatever they can. The District Officer has changed hands three times but the Yang Dipertua Majlis Bandaran Dungun has been there for ages - thanks to his close relation with Rosli.

Even the MB cant do anything. He wont interfere in Umno Dungun affairs because they are buddies. Some said that when Ahmad became Mentri Besar, it was Rosli who showered him with many things - including attires, from head to toes.

So strong is their relation that Rosli was recently awarded a RM30 million road project. How about a 1,000ha logging concession which is already the talk of Dungun town?

I also believe Hishamuddin Hussein who is Terengganu's Umno Liaison Committee chairman is also close to Rosli. If that's the case, may as well Dungun Umno members forget about bringing him down. Hisham wont do anything as he is also like Rosli - already rich!

Then, to whom should we turn to? PM? DPM?

If this is the type of people Umno needs, then bid goodbye to Malaysians in the next general elections. As the common saying now says, Umno is only for the rich and famous. If you dont have money, just join the party and vote. Unless you got plenty of money, you might be able to buy support to climb the political ladder. Only money is the ticket to become a 'wakil rakyat'.

Then, Rosli should be retained as division chief and re-elected as a 'wakil rakyat' a year or two from now.

I am glad that someone showed me a SMS sent by 'an Umno rascal' during the last general election, an instruction not to vote for Umno candidate for Sura state seat in Dungun. Why? The Umno candidate who lost to Pas didnt get 'somebody's' blessing.

It looks like Umno will keep people like this, forever! Nobody dares to bring him down either...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Siapa di sebalik kemelut Istana Mahkota Kelantan - Bab 2

Dalam Bab 1, saya menyebut bahawa kemelut Istana Mahkota Kelantan bukannya berpunca daripada dalam tetapi campur tangan pihak luar. Bab 2 ini menyentuh bagaimana krisis ini bermula, apa sebenarnya terjadi, kesannya terhadap rakyat, fungsi kerajaan negeri dalam menghadapinya serta reaksi Kerajaan Pusat terhadap semua perkembangan ini.

Pada 14 Mei 2009, Sultan Kelantan jatuh gering dan dimasukkan ke Unit Rawatan Kardiologi (CCU) Hospital Universiti Sains, Kubang Kerian. Baginda sebenarnya diserang 'stroke' ketika dalam bot peranginan di perairan Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu.

Dari sinilah tercetusnya tohmahan kononnya Raja Perempuan, Tengku Anis berbuat khianat terhadap Sultan dengan cara menolaknya hingga jatuh di bilik air istana. Ini didokong pula oleh banyak pembohongan pihak tertentu kononnya Tengku Anis berbuat demikian selepas mengetahui baginda sudah beristeri baru (kita akan bongkar hal ini kemudian).

Tengku Anis turut dihujani pelbagai fitnah, antaranya enggan mengiktiraf anakanda sulungnya, Tengku Faris sebagai pemangku raja dan sebaliknya ingin memahkotakan Tengku Fakhry, jika sesuatu terjadi kepada baginda Sultan. Walhal Tengku Temenggong (Fakhry) sendiri langsung tidak menyimpan hasrat menjadi Sultan, apa lagi untuk menolak hakikat bahawa Tengku Mahkota (Faris) adalah lebih berhak daripadanya.

Tengku Anis juga diperburukkan lagi dengan khabar angin berbentuk hasutan kononnya baginda merampas tanah rakyat untuk Projek Di-Raja Kelantan (PDRK) sedangkan apa yang sebenarnya berlaku ialah, istana memantau tanah rakyat yang tidak dimajukan dan terbiar dengan mengambil alihnya melalui perbincangan dan ia kemudiannya dimajukan dengan pelbagai projek seperti pertanian. Apabila sesuatu projek itu sudah maju, ia akan diserahkan semula kepada tuan punya tanah.

PDRK ini ternyata mencemar nama baik Raja Perempuan sehinggakan ramai rakyat Kelantan sendiri menuduh istana sebagai perampas hak mereka. Tukang fitnah ini bukan saja dari kalangan pegawai yang bertugas di istana malah kakitangan kerajaan negeri yang mempunyai motif tersembunyi (akan diulas kemudian).

Apa yang mendukacitakan seluruh isi Istana Mahkota ialah khabar angin yang disebarkan oleh pihak tidak bertanggungjawab kononnya keluarga diraja ini sudah berpecah belah padahal hubungan mereka tetap akrab seperti sebelumnya.

Pada 24 Mei 2009, baginda dipindahkan ke Hospital Mount Elizabeth, Singapura apabila keadaannya tidak banyak berubah.

Sejak detik inilah ada pihak tertentu di kalangan pegawai istana yang memulakan kempen ingin memecahbelahkan keluarga diraja ini demi memelihara kepentingan sendiri, satu pihak yang mahukan Faris menjadi sultan manakala satu pihak lagi mengapi-apikan Fakhry agar menentang perlantikan kekandanya sebagai pemangku sultan.

Pada hari yang sama baginda dihantar ke Singapura, Majlis Perajaan Negeri (MPN) mengumumkan perlantikan Tengku Mahkota sebagai Pemangku Raja.

Beberapa hari kemudian iaitu pada 28 Mei 2009, Suruhanjaya Perkhidmatan Negeri (SPN) bertindak menukar lima pegawai kanan kerajaan negeri, termasuk pegawai kewangan negeri, pengarah tanah dan galian, ketua jajahan Kota Bharu dan setiausaha sulit Sultan ke Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan (SUK) dan ditempatkan dalam satu bilik 'pool' untuk dikongsi bersama. Langkah ini benar-benar mengejutkan banyak pihak. Sehingga ini, kerajaan negeri tidak memberi sebarang penjelasan mengenainya.

Sekitar bulan Jun 2009, baginda Sultan mula menunjukkan perubahan positif di Singapura dan sedar dari koma. Ini amat menggembirakan seluruh kaum kerabat dan rakyat jelata yang mendapat khabar mengenainya.

Oleh kerana baginda Tuanku masih di bawah pengawasan rapi, hanya pembesar negara dan kerabat terdekat dibenarkan melawatnya. Dalam tempoh Julai-Ogos 2009, baginda mula menerima pelawat. Bagaimanapun, waktu lawatan dihadkan agar tidak menjejaskan kesihatan baginda,

Begitupun, ada cubaan individu tertentu cuba menyelinap masuk ke kamar rawatan baginda selepas jam 12 tengah malam. Rakaman kamera litar tertutup menunjukkan antara orang yang cuba berbuat demikian ialah Timbalan Menteri Besar Kelantan pada kira-kira jam 3.30 pagi. Apa maksud dan motifnya berbuat demikian, tidaklah diketahui tetapi ia amatlah mencurigakan. Sejak itulah kawalan diperketatkan di pintu masuk ke kamar rawatan.

Sehubungan itu, anggapan sesetengah pihak yang mendakwa Raja Permaisuri tidak membenarkan kaum kerabat dan pembesar lain menziarahi baginda Tuanku, adalah salah sama sekali kerana ada antara mereka enggan mematuhi waktu serta jadual lawatan.

Pada 8 Oktober, timbul perselisihan faham di antara pengawal peribadi Pemangku Raja dengan pegawai keselamatan Raja Perempuan serta Tengku Temenggong, sehingga satu laporan polis dibuat di Republik itu.

Berikutan itu, atas hasutan pihak tertentu, Pemangku Raja melucutkan keahlian Tengku Temenggong dan empat yang lain daripada Majlis Perajaan Negeri serta menarik balik semua darjah kebesaran, termasuk Jaksa Pendamai daripada beberapa orang yang selama ini rapat dengan Raja Perempuan dan Tengku Temenggong. Tindakan Tengku Faris ini dipercayai didorong oleh desakan pihak tertentu yang ingin melihat keruhnya hubungan keluarga diraja berkenaan.

bersambung...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Anon bloggers are coward!

YES, they are coward, refusing to reveal their identity. They simply whack anybody they like - leaders and politicians. Worst is belittling the country, their own country.

I describe such bloggers as having no balls, no gut to face whatever consequences that may arise from their writings. They hide here and there, using several blog names and enjoy smearing people's name and credibility but they fail to change their style of writing. No matter how many blogs they manage, their style of writing and approach remain the same. Its easy to identify.

And so, they remain anonymous. Their IPs remain hidden but they forget something - IT can detect them. The result has seen some anon bloggers being sued by those being hit by them. Some blogs were forced to close too. Its getting easier these days. If they think they can hide forever, they are wrong.

However, some anon bloggers whom I know are the good ones. They are quite responsible, writing on fact and figures. They deliver their message clear enough to the extent that our leaders do read them. They are very constructive despite being a bit 'harsh' sometimes.

I am writing this because some anon bloggers dont write sense. They simply write on their own merit, smashing whoever they like without credible proof. I hope Malaysians can flag down their blogs as a reminder not to write nonsense.

Perhaps the government could regulate this - a socio-political blogger must reveal their true identity. He or she must be willing to face the consequences should their blogs become the subject of legal proceeding. What is there to hide? Come out in the open and be responsible for what you write.

Its nice to hide and throw stones at others but once nabbed, you got nowhere to run. If you think your blog can rise to the occasion, be proud of it. Otherwise, you better stop it before those people come after you.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sorry for resigning: Hatoyama

Yukio Hatoyama resigned as Japanese Prime Minister last week over economic and reform tussle. This is his last e-mail as a premier, hours before stepping down.

"Japan's political history has changed since that scorching summer day of the general election last year. Spurred by the belief that the change of government will definitely change the people's lives for the better, I have since striven as the Prime Minister to this very day to bring about politics in which the people of Japan play the main roles.

We were able to pass budgets that are for the people. I am convinced that our decision to transform Japan into a nation that is supportive of children and promises a bright future, such as
through the introduction of the child allowance and free education at public senior high schools, was not wrong.

We launched the individual household income support for farming households aimed at rejuvenating primary industries, starting with rice producers. We were also able to increase medical care outlays, if only by a modest amount, in order to prevent the collapse of medical care in the regions. We must redouble our efforts to promote politics that values human life.

These policies, however, have not necessarily registered in the hearts and minds of the Japanese public. It is to my great regret that my lack of virtue was to blame for having lost the ears of the Japanese public.

The issue of Futenma Air Station, where I caused great distress to the people of Okinawa and Tokunoshima, is one of the reasons for this state of affairs. Given the emerging tensions in the region, including the sinking of the ROK Naval patrol vessel by North Korea, it is necessary to seek peace and stability for Japan and East Asia.

I did my utmost to move the base out of Okinawa Prefecture, but I was unable to achieve my objective. I extend my heartfelt apology. However, we did manage to come to an agreement with the United States on eliminating dangers and reducing the burden on Okinawa.

On another note, there was the matter of "politics and money." I left the Liberal Democratic Party with the desire to create a government that did not bear the taint of money. I had never
dreamed that I myself would have been employing a political aide who was in violation of the Political Funds Control Act. I apologize for having caused so much concern.

Make a clean break with the issue of "politics and money" and restore the Democratic Party of Japan's reputation as a clean party; that is what we truly must achieve.

I have so far pressed forward with policies with a view not only to the Japan of today, but also to what Japan should be five, ten, twenty years in the future.

A case in point is local sovereignty. We were able to open the way to creating a Japan where the regions would take center stage, based on the belief that a society that placed the national
government above the regional governments is wrong. Japan's politics will undergo a fundamental change.

The new concept of public service: this is not yet a familiar term to many. It means opening up services that had been monopolized by the bureaucracy to the "public" in order to create a society where the people truly play the main roles.

The East Asian community. At the Trilateral Summit Meeting with China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) the other day, President Lee Myung-bak, Premier Wen Jiabao, and I had an extended discussion about creating a new era of "We are the one." By opening the nation, we will be able to open up our future; that is my sincere belief.

I would like to express my gratitude to the people of Japan for bringing about the change of government and giving me the opportunity of marching at the forefront of the new politics. You
have my heartfelt apologies for resigning at the middle of our journey. Notwithstanding, I have no doubts that the policies that I have promoted will continue to be pursued in the future.

Thank you so much for staying with me for this eight months."

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Faris, Fakhry settle Bentley issue

Sultan Kelantan princes Tengku Muhammad Fariz (right pic) and Tengku Muhammad Fakhry Petra finally showed their spirit of family and brotherhood when both agreed to settle the tussle over a Bentley luxury car used by their father.

Fakhry, who is Tengku Temenggong had earlier today withdrew his lawsuit against his eldest brother on the wishes of the Sultan, who will determine who should have the car later on (read here).


He filed a lawsuit against Faris in September 2009 to seek a High Court declaration that he had the right to use a Bentley Brooklands car worth 1.6 million ringgit ($480,000).

Fakhry alleged he had paid for the car in 2008 for his own and his father's use, even though the sultan was registered as the official owner. In July, representatives of Faris took away the car while Fakhry was abroad and refused to return it to him.

Faris, however, didnt explain why he took away the car.

Fakhry managed to use the car recently and has no objections if his brother also wants to use it.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Dungun Umno chief is 'BIADAP!'

I dont care if Dungun Umno division chief Dtk Rosli or his cybertroopers like 'Dato' Hambali Latiff and others or even Trengganu Mentri Besar himself get annoyed by this statement - that people like Rosli are the ones who will plunge Umno into major crisis prior to the next general elections, thus will guarantee the Opposition to wrest power in his division and also in the State.

His remarks and attitude will also make the Malays to stay away from Umno for a long, long time. Even those are already members would either opt to quit or not to vote for Umno again.

"YB kalau takda duit, kalau miskin, tak payahlah jadi Ahli Parlimen...". (YB, if you dont have money, if you are so poor, no need to be a Member of Parliament...)

This is what he chided Dungun MP Matulidi Jusoh during a function in Trengganu last week. MB Ahmad Said was there and I believe Ahmad heard it. Others may have heard it too.

So, you are already filthy rich after becoming a 'wakil rakyat' for one term. Why only for a term? You already got a big bungalow, a fleet of cars and plenty of cash to make you a king in Dungun. That's alright. Since you are the Umno chief, you are of the opinion that all Federal and State projects must go through you.

The manner you treat your own deputy gives the impression that the MP job MUST be yours and for being poor, Matulidi is not fit to become a 'wakil rakyat'. You are painting the picture that Umno is a party for the rich and famous. So, go talk to Umno President Najib Tun Razak or his deputy Muhyidin Yassin about it. Suggest to them to regulate that in the party's next assembly. Who knows, your money might win you a higher position in Umno.

And for Najib, Muhyidin and other Umno leaders - you may keep people like him if you may. Let us see the result pretty soon.

If Umno harbors so many division chiefs like this, I dont mind leaving the party or being sacked.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Siapa di sebalik kemelut Istana Mahkota Kelantan...

NO FAMILY FEUD! In fact, the Kelantan royal family remains intact. Yes, there are minor problems which they can solve among themselves. And they DONT need outside interference. Misinterpretation brought about by certain quarters serving and used to serve the Istana Mahkota in Kubang Kerian has led to public perception that the family is breaking up.

I dont want to write about the domestic issues but rather concentrate on the cahood formed by various people - some of whom are well-known figures - to run down His Majesty Sultan Ismail Petra ibni Almarhum Sultan Yahya Petra and his government. To be precise, to tear them apart.

Most importantly, I have evidence on papers and CD, one of which was sent to Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein for preview and investigation. However, no action has been taken. I personally believe our Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, too has seen the CD.

As I want the Malays, especially in Kelantan to read and understand it, I will continue in Bahasa Malaysia.

Saya bukan rakyat Kelantan. Negeri saya, Melaka sudah kehilangan raja berdaulatnya ratusan tahun dahulu. Sebagai rakyat Malaysia yang mendokong kepentingan institusi beraja, saya rasa terpanggil untuk mencari dan mengesan punca masalah yang menyebabkan nama baik sebuah istana berdaulat sedikit tercemar dengan pelbagai khabar angin, fitnah dan tanggapan umum yang berbeza-beza. Semuanya tercetus sejak Sultan Kelantan gering tahun lalu.

Dalam Bahagian I ini, saya tidak ingin menulis panjang lebar tetapi cukuplah sekadar mengutarakan dahulu tajuk utamanya di sini iaitu tuduhan terhadap Raja Perempuan Kelantan, layanan buruk yang diberikan kepada Sultan, 'penculikan' dan gempur ala-Mafia polis terhadap Sultan dan rawatan untuk pesakit otak yang diberikan kepada baginda di Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (HUSM).

Saya tidak bercadang mensabitkan sesiapa tetapi berharap agar kisah berikutnya nanti mampu memberi gambaran sebenar mengenai apa sebenarnya yang menyelubungi penghuni Istana Mahkota. Raja Perempuan, Tengku Anis ada menghuraikan beberapa hal penting di dalam suratkhabar tabloid terbaru di pasaran seluruh negara, Transisi. Edisi sulungnya mula dijual hari ini.

Saya akan menulis mengenainya setiap dua hari sekali sehingga mencakupi semua perkara yang perlu dimaklumkan kepada orang ramai, khasnya rakyat Kelantan agar mereka memahami kedudukan sebenarnya, tanpa prejudis.

Saya juga tidak berniat memburukkan sesiapa sama ada mereka yang ada di dalam atau di luar Istana. Matlamat utama pembongkaran ini ialah menyedarkan mereka yang terbabit agar tidak sekali-kali menggunakan hubungan baik dengan Istana untuk kepentingan peribadi.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Condemn Israel... and the US too!

Update: Obama supports what Israel did. One of his officials said, "The situation is that they’re so isolated right now that it’s not only that we’re the only ones who will stick up for them. We’re the only ones who believe them – and what they’re saying is true.” (read here)


In my earlier posting (here), I did write about my fear and worries for the safety of the flotilla of nine aid ships to the Palestine, which include a group of Malaysian volunteers and journalists. As expected, they came under brutal Israeli attacks in the international water of the Mediterranean yesterday. Reports said about 20 people died and many injured. The fate of two Malaysians are still unknown.


I came close to the border of Israel in January 1983, a few months after Israel launched a massacre at Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in southern Lebanon on September 17, 1982. A Palestinian journalist Khaleed Amiri took me just about 50 meters from the barbed wires at the border, looking at a dozen Israeli soldiers pointing their guns at us, one of them shouting in Arabic 'Mamnook' (prohibited).

They trusted nobody, not even their friends the Americans. They only love the US for their continuous military and economic supports, which makes their relationship looks good. Anything beyond that is their askance towards other race and religion.

What former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said in Putrajaya yesterday about the Israeli atrocities in Palestine, is very true. Not only Malaysians should condemn them but the world must realise by now how Tel Aviv has gone too far behind the lines of humanity (here).

However, my personal opinion is that, there is no need for anybody to fight the Israelis. The force behind them is the US. Without any US aids, Israel will be doomed. It Barack Obama's failure in delivering his promise that gave more rooms for Tel Aviv to continuously oppressing the people of Palestine.

The Arabs, too, are to be blamed. After more than 50 years of letting the people of Palestine to suffer, they still want to go on with the Yankees. Their oil still goes to America. What happens to the Palestinians are none of their business. Dr Mahathir used to suggest that the Arabs stop supplying oil to the US and its Western allies. Without sufficient oil supply, the US economy will weaken and its support for Israel would be reduced.

However, it is sad to note that the Arabs are a coward lot. To them, the US is a god who deserves to be worshiped by the whole world. The OIC is a body that only know how to discuss the Palestinian issue without a proper or a concrete move to help put a stop to it. Many say, if the Arabs join hands, they can just wipe out Israel in one day!