Anwar using Chin “Butcher of Malaya” Peng to repackage his anarchy politics

Rashid Maidin, Chin "Butcher of Malaya" Peng and Chen Tien representing Malayan Communist Party at Baling Talks, 28 Dec 1955 which they refused to surrender and lay down arms now that Britain agreed to allow Malayans to negoatiate for independence

Party-less Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim stirred up a shit-storm with his stance on Saturday’s PKR party convention that former Communist Party Malaya Secretary General Chin “Butcher of Malaya” Peng to return to Malaysia.

NST has the story:

2009/06/15

‘Defending Chin Peng is Anwar’s ploy’

KUANTAN: Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob yesterday accused Parti Keadilan Rakyat adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim of being manipulative in voicing his support for the return of former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng.

 

Adnan said the opposition leader was irresponsible and felt that his motivation for making the call was a popular move designed at gaining the support of the Chinese community.

“We must not forget that Chin Peng had hurt not only the British at the time. His actions affected all Malaysians then and his army killed many Malays, Chinese and Indians.

“He is responsible for the atrocities and should not be allowed home.

“It’s different for Shamsiah Fakeh and Rashid Maidin, who were allowed to return as they were used by him.

“We hope Malaysians, including the ex-servicemen who were victims of Chin Peng’s campaign, would reject Anwar’s call in defence of Chin Peng ,” he said after launching the mammoth Taichi Qigong session performed by 3,400 practitioners at Kuantan Municipal Council field yesterday.

Adnan also took a swipe at former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and described his move to join PKR as not surprising.

“Zaid is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, who managed to get a cabinet posting and has amassed his wealth through his legal firm with the help of the Barisan Nasional government.

“He has unveiled his true self now. His decision is not surprising, it is actually expected of him.”

Zaid made the announcement during the PKR special convention to amend the party’s constitution in Kajang on Saturday.

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The fact is that Chin Peng was a leader of an armed rebellion against Malaya, be it the British authorities or democratically elected legitimate Government of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, Dato’ Hussein Onn and Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.  For over fifty years, he led a band of armed bandits terrorizing the Malayan, later Malaysia people. Ten of thousands Malayan (later Malaysian) and Commonwealth military and security personnel perished and maimed during these years. This does not include the lives of hundred of thousands of Malayans (later Malaysians) suffered and affected by 50 years of atrocities and brutalities. Ten of RM Millions of properties and place of business, include place of worship were destroyed by these barbarians.

Despite, Emergency being officially declared ended in 1960 by HM SPB YDP Agong III Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalulail, Malayan (later Malaysian) military and security personnel had to endure another 29 years of guerilla warfare which also saw Inspector General of Police Dato’ Abdul Rahman Hashim gunned down on 7 June 1974 and Perak CPO Tan Sri Khoo Chong Keong on 13 Nov 1975. During the 29 years, Cold War in the region and presence of Superpowers  made it very tough for Malaysia to remain free and is citizen live in peace, harmony and prosperity. The brutal tactics of the Communist Terrorists (CT) were also designed to paralyse the economy. The resilience and resolve of the majority peace loving of Malaysians, managed to wither all these CPM induced challenges.

The fact is that, despite democratically elected by majoirty of Malayan Chief Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra offered Chin Peng amnesty in exchange of dibanding his CPM armed struggle during the Baling Talks in 1955, the latter carried on the wage the war against Malayans (later Malaysians) for another 34 years. Chin Peng is the “Butcher of Malaya”.

The signing of the Hadyaii Accord in December 1989 only signifies that Malayan People Liberation Army (MPLA) giving up their armed struggle. However, the CPM was never dissolved. Despite being dormant and now domicile in South Thailand, the ideology of CPM to assume power through brutal tactics and armed struggle had never diminished. Chin Peng as the Secretary General of CPM, never did denounce his communism. Nor did he apologised and demosntrated his remorse to all the atrocities he did in 50 years bearing arms in a rebellion.

The truth is that, many anti Malay elements like Dr Kua Kia Soong who wanted to portray Chin Peng and CPM as the true Malayan fighter for independence and strategically displace the true champions of the independence, UMNO and the establishment within the Malay realm, which include the Monarchs and tool of stability, the security personnel. As majority of the security personnel and the true heroes are Malays, people like Dr Kua badly in need of a Chinese ethnic icon to be portrayed as a ‘hero’ and destablise stability by manipulating history. Example was the 13 May 1969 racial riots, which was propagated by the Chinese Chauvinists DAP and many believed startegized by the Communists. Hence, the systematic propaganda to prop the CPM as the ‘liberators’ from British colonialism was carefully put in place.

The fact still remains. Malayan independence was achieved through the wisdom and consultative ways of the Malay leaders.

Chinese Chavinists like Dr Kua wanted to dilute the actual role of Malay Nationalists in achieving independence. As UMNO is the true and successful champion for liberty, democratization and constitutional monarchy, Chinese Chauvinists and many DAP leaders promoted the concept that liberty was achieved by the armed struggle started by CPM and leaders like Chin Peng. These Chinese Chauvinists was gambling to defy the point that the Malays were the victors against the British colonialism and the Non Malays were just tagging alone, and CPM leaders like Chin Peng is representation of how the Chinese ethnic played a more pivottal role. This is part of the Chinese Chauvinist structural plan to dimish the Ketuanan Melayu .

Published in: on June 15, 2009 at 07:46  Comments (8)  

Lee Kuan Yew’s on going agenda is reflective in his current visit to Malaysia

Singaporean Patriach and former PrIme Minister Lee Kuan Yew is in town for eight days. This is his first visit since nine years ago. The founder and former PAP Supremo, who once instructed that ‘PAP is to be enacted  here in Malaysia’ in the form of DAP after the expulsion of the Chauvinist Chinese from Malaysia, is here to have discussions with Malaysian Leaders, namely the Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd. Yasin, PAS President Dato’ Seri Hj Hadi Awang, PKR  Selangor MB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, DAP Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and last but not least, UMNO Youth Head Khairy Jamaluddin. He also sought audience with HM SPB YDP Agong XIII  Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmood.

He tried to see Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. However, the latter saw it was pointless for him to do so, as he was no longer in any capacity within the Malaysian Governmemt where else the former is still serving in the Cabinet as Minister Mentor, despite having to retire 19 years ago.

The Star has the story:

Friday June 12, 2009

Dr M: No reason for Kuan Yew to see me

KUALA LUMPUR: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he does not see any reason for Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew to meet with him.

He was asked by reporters on the possibility of him meeting Lee, who is in the country for an eight-day visit.

“I don’t see why he would request to see me – I am a nobody,” he told reporters when pressed further on should there be a request from Lee to see him.

Dr Mahathir met reporters after launching Sapura Crest Petroleum Bhd’s new state-of-the-art Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) called the Typhoon, which is capable of deep-water operations, during the Oil and Gas Asia 2009 Exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre yesterday.

He was also asked to comment on the meeting between Lee and opposition leaders and the advice he gave to them.

“Lee Kuan Yew has a lot of experience. Our politicians know nothing. That is why we have to learn from Singapore. Singapore is a great country, they invest so much money,” he said.

On the third bridge issue, Dr Mahathir said: “If we give sand, then we can get the bridge.” — Bernama

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The ‘courtesy visit’ to these Malaysian Leaders is not without strategic Singaporean interests being the top most agenda. Being a ‘Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’ phobia and time and again reflecting the Malaysian Fourth Prime Minister as being an ‘ultra Malay’, these are the points that can be summed up from Lee Kuan Yew’s discussions here in Malaysia:

  1. Singapore regards their ‘hinterland’ is 6,000 km radius from the island city-state. That include Kuala Lumpur-Beijing-Tokyo is within the realm on Singapore ‘sovereign’
  2. Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir should stop attacking Singapore as it will not provide a conducive environment and attitude for Singaporeans to invest in Iskandar Malaysia. This will hinder any investments from UAE as the Dubaiians and Abu Dhabiites were said to be in ‘close relationship’ with Singapore.
  3. Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s suggestion that the water rate to Singapore should be raised from 3 sen to RM 8.00 per litre was absurd. This will force Sinagpore to develop and adopt technology to desalinate sea water. The Gulf Co-operation Communities (GCC) have now followed suit on Singapore’s move
  4. Agreeing to the proposal of the ‘bridge replacing the causeway’ would have cost them SGD 500 Million more to relocate their CIQ. It would be cheaper for the third bridge proposal
  5. Singapore is prepared for the Doha Round WTO trade negotiations to fail as they have signed separate series of Free Trade Agreements (FTA), which will put them way ahead of Malaysia, which missed signing the FTA with the USA (the largest economy in the world) for many unrevolved outstanding issues
  6. They are also in the opinion that Malaysia should not worry if Singaporeans invest in Iskandar Malaysia, it will beef up the Chinese ethnic population within the most wealthiest Malay hinterland. Arrogantly, Lee argued that the Malays will now benefit when they work for the Singaporeans, in their own hinterland

The arrogance of Lee Kuan Yew at this point of time is really baffling. Despite the recent success of the re-capture of Singaporean most wanted terrorist Mas Selamat Kastari in Skudai recently ( the freak escape from a high security detention centre was a major embarrasment for Singapore) and the importance of a symbiotic relationship between the two nation especially  in the challenge of regional and global economy, political and cultural trend and changes, the Chinese Chauvinist Lee is still playing the ‘superiority complex’ card and bulldozing his way through. This attitude to capitalise on Singaporean strategic interests with expense of others and insulting them in  their own home, especially in a condesending tone presentation shows how Malaysians should be on high alert when it comes to issues regarding Singapore.

Lee’s sudden interest in Iskandar Malaysia is inconsistent with his earlier statements against Johor. Previously, he warned Singaporeans of the ‘high crimes’ in Johor Bahru. Now, in Kuala Lumpur he talks about Singaporeans investing within the mega economic development plan provided that “Tun Dr. Mahathir shut his trap”.

In the past, PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has been strongly criticised for his pro-Singaporean policies which was demonstrated to be detrimental to Malaysian interests, such as the cancellation of the Scenic Bridge, the sale of GLC shares to Temasek Holdings, the ill prepared Batu Puteh case that turned into  a political tragedy and the cordial invitation of Singaporeans into the strategic planning of Iskandar Malaysia, something some viewed as a mega project that benefit Singapore most. Singaporean officers are now directly involved as part of the joint task force into the strategic planning and agenda such as tourism, transportation, environment and immigration, Iskandar Malaysia is coined as ‘Greater Singapore’ by some political hardliners.

Towards the end of PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Abdullah’s tenure, Singapore was pushing to have a MRT station build within the city limits Johor Bahru or Iskandar Malaysia and they have full control of the station and path throughout withinn its Malaysian operations. Of course, Malaysians especially Johoreans will never forget the point where the ‘Scenic Bridge replacing the Johor Causeway’ was abruptly cancelled despite PM Goh Chok Tong’s 11 April 2002 letter of no objection for the Malaysian decision to carry on with the project (within the borders of Malaysian waters) and the last minute inclusion of the agenda for the sale of sand to Singapore (deemed as the “Malaysian Porposal”) and the use of Johor airspace for SAF military objective. This dismay of Johoreans is very much reflective in the 8 March 2008 12th General Elections where as Johor being considered an ‘UMNO fixed deposit’, recorded the highest number of spoilt votes.

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Lee Kuan Yew in past has been shown to have conniving mindset and constantly crafting things to make sure Singapore gets something more, at the expense of others. Singapore was unable to liberate itself from Britain on their own but managed to gain its independence through the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. He defied the ‘gentlemens’ agreement between himself and YAM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra to not indulge in politics at the Federal level and saw the opportunity to stir up racial and chauvinistic tones to propel the domination and control of Chinese ethnic in a Malay majority nation. ‘Malaysian Malaysia’ was his creation and now the battle cry of the DAP. As a result, Singapore was expelled from the Federation of Malaysia slight less than two years being admitted.

Singapore than became a further ‘thorn for Malaysia’, especially being Israel’s closest ally here in this region of 300 Million conservative but peaceful Muslim Malay archipleago. Upon the expulsion, Lee invited the Israelis instead of India and Egypt which volunteered assistance, to establish and develop what is today the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). The military co-operation between the two nation developed further and they began to co-manufacture and supply arms. Then was so insensitive to its highly tolerant neighbours, he invited former Zionist war monger Israeli President Chaim Herzog to have a formal state visit in 1987. Now, after the American withdrawal from Subic Bay naval base and Clarks Air Base in The Phillipines, the end of the Cold War and the success of making ASEAN a super power free region, Singapore has offered the American’s their facilities for the full scale military base in the region having to use a midway technical base requirement between East Asia and West Asia. Singapore is also an advocate of Western and Neo Con Jewish agenda in the region such as the pressure to ‘democratize’ Myanmar.

It is commonly known that Lee Kuan Yew is envious against Malaysia’s successes like Sepang F1 circuit, Port of Tanjong Pelepas and the capital control solution during the 97-98 regional financial crisis, post his retirement. Despite Malaysia successfully developed syariah compliant financing and banking more than 25 years ago, Singapore now working very hard to aspire to be the global most important hub for Islamic banking and financial services. Hence, that is why Lee Kuan Yew felt that the rich Arab’s with the GCC would be more ‘friendly’ towards Singapore’s ‘advice’.

Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s visit this round could also be taken as trying to further  ‘ruffle the feather’. Then again, Singaporeans are very good at that. When Malaysian Federal Government Leaders visit Singapore, they never meet up Opposition Leaders for reason to ‘take care the feelings’ and ‘give face’ to their host, esepcially when Singapore being almost a one party system is very sensitive to the fact of having Oppositions around. And yet, when their patriach pops by our turf, they take pleasure at the expense our the comfort of the majority in meeting the people who actually make the political process against nation building agenda much costlier and resource consuming.

Outstanding issues, especially those which are very close to Malaysian hearts have not moved an inch closer to a more amicable solution. These include the Tanjong Pagar KTM land, CPF withdrawal, water issues (which include the hand over of the Lingui dam in Pulai back from Singapore PWD) and other bilateral issues. In the recent courtesy call of Sixth Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak’s innaugral visit to Singapore, none of these issues were brought up in the bilateral talks. Instead, the Singaporeans induced the third bridge proposal to come out of it.

Lee Kuan Yew made Singaporeans paranoid into being the ‘seige mentality’ and thus justify their arms build up and tight control of the city state. For someone who ask ‘Singaporeans to stay away from Johor’, he seems to be spending a lot of time doing ‘walk abouts’ in Malaysia.

We no longer want Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak to repeat the damage that has been done by his predecessor and Singapore friendly ‘Level Four Boys’ advisers. Malaysia should protect its sovereignty and interests at all cost. Most of all, Malaysia should protect its maruah! Lee Kuan Yew is the sort of  ‘banana’ (‘yellow’ im the outside but ‘white’ in the inside) who conveniently insult and then takes pleasure in defacing Malaysia’s maruah into the mud in our own lawn.

Published in: on June 12, 2009 at 10:09  Comments (42)  

Ketuanan Rakyat cracking up: Strange bedfellows backstabbing each other

The Ketuanan Rakyat’s realistically ‘marriage of inconvenience’ is really cracking up. The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) new found strength as a ‘united front’, from an ‘unplanned’ victory of the 8 March 2008 12th General Elections, has deteriorated and now crumbling down.

Bernama has the latest from the DAP Chairman, Karpal Singh:

June 10, 2009 21:14 PM

Karpal Urges PAS To Reassess Its Position In Pact

KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 (Bernama) — DAP National Chairman Karpal Singh has asked PAS to reassess its position in the Opposition Pact following its intention to initiate unity talks with Umno.

Indicating the party has limits to its patience, Karpal Singh said, PAS should not push its agenda which adversely affected the pact.

“PAS embarking upon unity talks with Umno is a serious disservice to the sincerity expected of PAS as a component of the Opposition Pact,” he said in a statement, here Wednesday.

Karpal Singh said PAS should realise that it was not the dominant party in the pact as it had only 24 seats in Parliament compared to the 28 held by the DAP and 31 by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

He said, PAS should not outreach itself by making statements, particularly through its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to initiate unity talks with Umno.

Karpal Singh also refuted Hadi’s statement that the DAP had agreed to unity talks with Umno as the latter had publicly stated.

“Hadi has chosen to mislead not only PAS members and leaders, but also the rakyat. Publicly committing deception on the people does not gain Hadi any brownie points,” he said.

On the open attack by PAS on Sisters-In-Islam (SIS), Karpal said, the action did not endear it to those who supported it in the March general election, neither did PAS’ insistence that female journalists covering its 55th Muktamar recently to be ‘properly’ dressed.

However the insistence by PAS leaders that Malaysia would be turned into an Islamic state if it came to power, was a flagrant and outrageous affront to the Federal Constitution which specifically proclaims Malaysia to be a secular state, with Islam as the official religion, said Karpal Singh.

— BERNAMA

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The signs of the ‘hull cracking, flooding and eventually ship is sinking was apparent since the Perak Pakatan Rakyat political sideshow-circus-stunt, staged by DAP puppet MB Dato’ Seri Nizar Jamaluddin and choreographed by none other than former abuse-of-power convict Anwar “Drama King” Ibrahim. As the DAP Chairman, Karpal already spoken against Anwar “Drama King” Ibrahim, who is the defacto leader of the Oppositions.

The truth is that, the Oppositions never got it right. And probably the would not ever. It started when UMNO dissenters Semangat 46 teamed up with PAS to form Angkatan Perpaduan Ummah (APU), just before the 8th General Elections 1990. Then along with DAP and recently defected Sabah based PBS, they formed a loose co-operation Gagasan Rakyat.

Then it evolved into Barisan Alternatif. Post 8 March 2008 12 GE, it was Pakatan Rakyat. Conveniently, party-less defacto leader of the Oppositions Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim announced the ‘Ketuanan Rakyat’ concept on 14 April 2008 rally in Sultan Sulaiman Club padang and later vowed PR will take over the reign of Federal Government power by 16 September 2008. Despite very adamant 31 BN MPs will cross over and give the ‘loose co-operation’ much needed power base to take over the Dewan Rakyat and turn the administration over, only Sabah based SAPP left the BN.

For DAP Chairman Karpal to issue a statement like that, it shows how PR leaders conveniently ‘forgotten’ their own path of success. Maybe PAS is not the leading partner in the strange-bedfellows partnership of PR today. However, PAS gained so much support from the rakyat that after the 10 GE in November 1999, Dato’ Hj Hadi Awang was actually the Opposition Leader in Dewan Rakyat. Much of PR’s success on the 8 March 2008 12 GE was because of PAS’s success to promote the Malays, especially in the hinterland, to vote for PR canidates.

In states like Perak, Penang and Selangor, it was PAS’s ability to get the majority Malays to trounce BN, which made PR candidates won in previously non-Malay BN safe areas. Traditionally, DAP were unable to unseat BN candidates in these areas because of the Malay majority strength all out for BN. PAS managed to turn that table around in the 12 GE. As a result of that, PKR benefitted immensely and that is the real reason why Wan Azizah, then Anwar “Technically-acquitted-sodomite” Ibrahim is the Opposition Leader and not someone from DAP. Having a Malay Opposition leader actually fortify PR’s position towards the next GE as the Malays are still the mainstay of votes everytime an election looms.

Now that DAP is comfortable managing the second richest state in the nation and PAS already entrenched in two Malay hinterlands, for all intend and purpose, the PR could already dis-exist. At least, not until the next GE. Each parties now already got more than what they planned. For PAS to trump their chest wanting more is antagonising the ‘relationship’ that was based on distrusts, right from the start. Even amongst the leaders themselves, there exists backstabbing elements based on distrust.

PR can never work and the partners get their act together. The reason is pure and simple: each party has different idealism and agenda and all these agendas contradict each other, in principle, aspiration and above all, practice. It is like sleeping on the same pillow, having different dreams and to make it worse, a serious distrust amongst the strange bedfellows. The recently concluded PAS annual general assembly and consequence is a clear illustration of these distrusts amongst strange bedfellows.

Bad enough these people cannot work together because of different aspirations, policies, agendas and way of doing things. Despite having control of 5 + 1 states, the rakyat seen very little progress on the promises PR made pre-8 March 2008. What is most baffling, Anwar “Drama King” Ibrahim ambitiously announced his plan to take over the Federal Government, slightly over a month after the unprecendented Opposition win on the 12 GE.

Unlike Perikatan, then Barisan Nasional, association within PR is not about serving the rakyat and managing the country. All PR leaders are interested is gaining power, in what ever fashion they could get and hold on to it. PR is all about wanting to push their separate agenda through and hold as long as they can, hoping that it will buy enough time and space to gain a little more the next time around. That is the clear reason why within the first 12 months of forming Government in five states, they co-operation is cracking up. Perikatan never had this problem when they started of, over 50 years ago. BN only saw these ‘disintegeration’, only in the complications of Sabah and Sarawak politics in the 80s and 90s.

Its time to wake up and smell the roses and real brewed coffee. PR could prep the rakyat for much longed idealism. In reality, they simply cannot deliver, because of all the emotionally induced wrong reasons why the rakyat untrusted them with the mandate in the first place. Lamer excuses after already lame exucses and diversions, Anwar “Liar, Liar” Ibrahim and PR have yet to deliver their promises and the rakyat, who gave these opportunists the mandate should realistically really re-consider their stance. Malaysia’s resources gravely needed to be galvanised in these trying times and to play politics on the PR’s tempo and ever changing ‘goal posts’, is something the rakyat and this tanahair could ever afford.

Its time for a change. Its time for Berani Berubah!

Published in: on June 10, 2009 at 23:53  Comments (17)  

Raja Petra techno-cyber-terrorism has gone far too much!

Raja Petra  Kamaruddin went way too far across the line. This time, he promoted the exposure of a blogger, former journalist Rusdi Mustapha, who was alleged to be another blogger. Despite not having a formal ‘code of conducts’ for bloggers, this act of exposing a blogger and damning the privacy of his family is really low.

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Previously, Raja Petra has been proven to be a cyber anarchist armed for a wicked agenda laced with malice as a blogger. Then, as an incurable compulsive liar. Now, he is helping the promotion to drag the innocence of a blogger’s family private life into the public domain, with a tinge of soaring hatred to a man and his family and inevitably, not only violating the privacy of his family but endangering them. Especially, it is time and again proven amongst some of the morbid supporters of Pakatan Rakyat have the tendency to resort to brutal tactics and barbarism of their brand of politics and craving for power.

We are not sure what Rusdi or any of his family members did to the supporters of former power-abuse-convict Anwar Ibrahim or the Drama King himself. However, it is alleged that he is another critical anti Opposition blogger. If anyone were to go through Rusdi’s blog, Seri Menanti, it is all about his endeavour as a private citizen and his family enjoying the nature and beauty of what this great nation has to offer. From the SOPO perspective, Seri Menanti is a very dull blog!

Rusdi did nothing to Raja Petra or other bloggers like Sakmongkol or Din Marican. Infact, when Raja Petra’s son was convicted for several counts of thefts, Rusdi did not raise the matter and kept on blogging on his private moments with his family and his proud kampung and Minangkabau heritage. Neither did Pasquale, nor pro right wing bloggers like us here at BigDogDotCom, Another Brick in the Wall or Outsyed the Box. In Din Marican’s case, his (new) family is neither free from scandals. It would be a ugly thing in the bloggosphere if pro-UMNO bloggers retaliate and deploy to the same brutal Anwarista bloggers tactics.

We totally agree with Rusdi. If these promoters and supporters of newly acquired fashion cyber anarchism in Malaysia wants bloggers like Pasquale, then they should go after Pasquale. We are not sure how Rusdi could actually be linked to Pasquale.

What has been demonstrated here is a serious precedence. Previously, bloggers sternly criticize the Government for intending to ‘punish errant’ bloggers. Today, we see how bloggers ‘punish’ innocent bloggers and damn their family into dangerous territories. Some really gullible-freaked-out-Opposition-promoted-radicalism alternative addicts’ ability to defy even the Constitution for their crave of political power, could simply do very nasty things to a blogger’s family just about anywhere. These people already illustrated how they could ‘prostitute’ their loyalty to the Monarchs as long as their political agenda is met and otherwise, they incite the rakyat to do the most unConstitutional things. Suddenly, these totally innocent people got themselves exposed to threats against their right as a citizen and person, by people who ‘subjected their judgment’ based on writings which cyber anarchists like Raja Petra promoted

This is far too much! Bloggers are behaving far worse than the people they criticize; the politicians. At least, politicians don’t submit their ‘targets’ families in their character assassination. In fact, politicians who turned bloggers constantly remind bloggers to behave themselves. This is typical behaviour of people who arrogantly defend the ‘brutality’ of Opposition politicians and their unprincipled struggle to power; soaring hatred and wedging the harmony which was painfully put in place for the betterment of this tanahair.

This new but rapidly growing culture of blogosphere-cannablism is then armageddon of the much potential to be the ‘check and balance’ of Malaysian politics, the alternative media, especially after the wake of the very sick tactics of ‘obliterating the family’ on top of their actual intended mark.

Published in: on June 7, 2009 at 23:42  Comments (35)  

Tun Dr. Mahathir: Enlarge circle of knowledge and ideas with open source

 

SPEECH BY

TUN DR MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD

AT THE INAUGURAL LAUNCH OF OSDC.MY

AND OPEN SOUCE INDUSTRY GLOBAL LINKAGE

AT BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE

MONDAY, 1 JUNE, 2009

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 1.         Firstly I would like to thank OSDC.my for inviting me to this dinner and also to talk on a subject about which I cannot claim to know much.

 2.         I am 84 years of age, too old to learn new things.  It is an embarrassment.  I was among those who suggested Linux open source years ago.  I had almost forgotten about it.  And now you tell me you have an Open Source Development Club here in Malaysia.  I read your brief Charter on OSDC.my.  I must admit I can hardly understand it.

 3.         You talk in an entirely new language which I have difficulty in understanding.  This is made worse by the frequent use of acronyms which I always fail to remember what they represent.

 4.         I am amazed at the use of such words and terms like Foxie, Ubuntu, GNU, Perl, Ruby, Phyton, Fedora and many others, which are  the names of animals, precious stones and clothing – it goes to show that technology creators can be whimsical and relate to the mundane and the ordinary.  How else can a sophisticated thing like a computer be called Apple.  Then you have search engines called Yahoo and Google.

 5.         But the speed of progress in the information age is mind-boggling if we take for example the development of the telephone.  The cellular phone which initially was to be a replacement for a limited range radio phone is today a computer, a calculator, a TV and Internet receiver and dispatcher, a camera and about everything else that we can imagine an electronic equipment can do.  Its range now covers the whole globe, and the sound is fantastically clear.  It once saved a man’s life from a tiger attack because he could call for help with his versatile cellular phone.  I would have been eaten by the tiger because I don’t carry my cellular.  I depend on my staff.

 6.         The knowledge that we can access through the computer are limitless.  It is said that we can study for a post graduate degree simply by owning a computer.  Though not computer-savvy I have found the computer invaluable for verifying historical facts and data about almost any event that had taken place centuries ago or yesterday.

 7.         But like all things available to men, knowledge and its acquisition can be for evil as much as for the good.  The blogs for example can be used to demonize people, scare and frighten them and create panic.  The SMS can be used for similar purposes.

 8.         But we know how useful they can be for making the truth known and for individuals to air their views and feelings freely.

 9.         I was told by some people a long time ago that when we use the Internet, whatever you do or write would be recorded in some far away place.  There is no secrecy.  Since the Government was using the Internet a lot, it was frightening to think that some foreign persons would know all our so-called confidential records and correspondence.

 10.       Being naïve I suggested that we develop our own operating system.  I think a lot of savvy Government staff tried hard but got nowhere.   There apparently is no bypassing the Internet.

 11.       Then some started talking about Linux, about open source.  This opened up a lot of mind-boggling use of the computer.  Seems that everyone can develop software etc. etc.

 12.       At that stage I gave up.

 13.       Now you are telling me about the Global Open Source development Club.  I do not think I am qualified to be a member.

 14.       Still I appreciate the expertise and the knowledge that comes with it.

 15.       I was in Korea a few days back and I was amazed at this one-time hermit nation which has made use of modern technology to achieve what I would call wonders which changed its image completely.  Korea has the biggest percentage of people who are computer savvy.  They have trained a huge member of IT engineers so that Samsung, a name we have only recently become familiar with is now technologically as advanced as Sony Corporation. 

 16.       Under the Look East policy we have a number of young Malaysians studying engineering in Korea.  One of them had recently topped the class despite having to listen to lectures in Korean but read textbooks in English.

 17.       Japan’s development was very fast but the Koreans are faster.  Japan started its modernization during the Meiji Period more than 100 years ago.  Korea started to modernize only after World War II.  For the Koreans Japan is the benchmark.  They want to hit the benchmark, even go beyond it to become the benchmark for the world.  I think we can use Korea as a benchmark.

 18.       I have always believed that we can do what others can do.  When I asked the girl who topped the class, she had a simple answer for me.  “Malaysia Boleh” she said.

 19.       So we can. We can do what the Koreans or the Japanese can do.  All we need really is determination and the willingness to learn and do things repeatedly until we master them.  If we fail the first time we must try again, and again and again.  Believe me in the end you will succeed.

 20.       I may not be computer savvy but I believe the sum total of my knowledge today is far more than what it was before the Internet, Yahoo and Google.

 21.       I bought an Encyclopedia Britannica computer disc.  How silly.  Yahoo and Google can give me more information than the Encyclopedias.  And accessing the info is easier also.  Truly nobody should plead ignorance about anything now as you can get to know things via the computer.

 22.       So my congratulation to the OSDC.my.  Keep on enlarging your circle and all your knowledge and ideas for the open source.  Malaysia cannot but benefit from it.

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