1 juta Bukan Melayu diberikan kerakyatan tanpa diproses

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu

Semalam Perdana Menteri Malaysia IV Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad menyarankan agar diadakan Suruhanjaya Khas RCI bagi mengkaji 1 juta kerakyatan  yang diberikan kepada Bukan Melayu sebagai pra-Kemerdekaan oleh Ketua Menteri Tanah Melayu Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra ialah bukti bahawa orang Melayu ‘murah hati’ bersedia untuk berkongsi tanahair mereka dengan mereka yang dianggap ‘orang asing’ dan ‘tidak berkerakyatan’ (Stateless Persons).

Hakikatnya, Bukan Melayu seperti orang Cina dan India adalah immigran ekonomi apabila keperluan mendapatkan buruh dan tenaga-kerja bagi lombong lombong bijih timah, ladang ladang getah dan projek pembikinan infrastruktur seperti jalan jalan raya, jambatan dan landasan keretapi giat diusahakan oleh British demi menyokong aktiviti ekonomi dan perdagangan mereka di Tanah Melayu bermula suku terakhir abad ke 19. Revolusi perindustrian di Britain juga meningkatkan permintaan bahan bahan mentah seperti bijih timah dan getah dan secara automatiknya merancakkan proses migrasi buruh.

Kelomok kelompok masyarakat Bukan Melayu mula ujud dan sistem sokongan juga mula bercambah. Ujudnya sistem sekolah vernakular adalah untuk memberikan masyarakat immigran ini sistem pelajaran yang hampir sama dengan negara asal mereka.

Demonstrasi menentang Malayan Union

Selepas Peperangan Dunia Kedua tamat, Whitehall mengistiharkan Tanah Melayu sebagai Malayan Union dan Parlimen British di Westminister Palace meluluskanya. Kuasa kuasa DYMM Raja Raja Melayu disingkirkan sama sekali. Ini mengakibat orang orang Melayu secara menyeluruh tidak puas hati dan mula membantah. Bantahan bantahan ini dibuat oleh pelbagai pihak, biasanya melalui NGO NGO Melayu yang ditubuhkan dan sediada dan makin rancak.

NGO NGO Melayu ini disatukan dan digabungkan. Pada 11 Mei 1946 dalam Kongress Melayu Kedua yang dianjurkan di Istana Besar, Johor Bahru dan perkenan DYMM Sultan Johor, Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Melayu Bersatu (UMNO) telah lahir. UMNO sebagai organisasi yang berjaya mengbungkan suara orang Melayu secara menyeluruh mula mendesak DYMM Raja Raja Melayu untuk menolak Malayan Union.

Perundingan antara Raja Raja Melayu, wakil UMNO dan Pesuruhjaya British di King's House 20 Nov 1946

Perundingan antara Raja Raja Melayu, wakil UMNO dan Pesuruhjaya British di King’s House 20 Nov 1946

Maka berlaku siri perundingan antara pihak British dengan DYMM Raja Raja Melayu dan UMNO bermula April 1946, dimana konsep, struktur dan jurisduksi Malayan Union ditolak dan tidak diterima sama sekali. Maka Malayan Union dibubarkan. Pada persidangan 27 Julai 1946, Raja Raja Melayu dan UMNO menolak apa apa keputusan mengenai bentuk Tanah Melayu diputuskan oleh Whitehall dan Wesminster Palace. Perundingan dengan British ini diteruskan sehingga dirangka dan persetujuan baru dimeterai.

Walaubagaimanapun draf perjanjian baru ini ditolak oleh golongan radikal Melayu. Mereka bergabung dengan kumpulan berhaluan kiri dan Parti Kominis Malaya dan menubuhkan PUTERA-AMCJA untuk menentang UMNO dan mengemukan draf Perlembagaan Rakyat 1947. Namun British telah menolak cadangan ini.

DYMM Raja Raja Melayu, wakil wakil UMNO, Menteri Menteri Besar dan wakil wakil British semasa Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dimeterai 21Jan 1948

DYMM Raja Raja Melayu, wakil wakil UMNO, Menteri Menteri Besar dan wakil wakil British semasa Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dimeterai di King’s House pada  21Jan 1948

Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu ditanda tangani pada 21 Januari 1948 antara British dan Raja Raja Melayu dan UMNO dan Menteri Menteri Besar ialah saksi perjanjian ini mewakili rakyat. Ianya mula berkuat kuasa pada 1 Februari 1948.

Maka Persekutuan Tanah Melayu pada 1 Februari 1948 hasil dari Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu ini. Ianya memberi takrifan persekutuan, Pesuruhjaya Tinggi British, kuasa kuasa memerintah, Majlis Mesyuarat Undangan, penggubalan undang undang, Majlis Raja Raja Negeri Melayu, Mahkamah, Negeri Negeri Melayu, Negeri Negeri Selat, kewangan dan paling penting, Kerakyatan Persekutuan.

Dalam Artikel 12 Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu ini jelas mengariskan bahawa rakyat Persekutuan Tanah Melayu merupakan rakyat Raja Raja Melayu dan orang Melayu. Ianya juga menggariskan hak Bukan Melayu untuk memohon sebagai rakyat Persekutuan Tanah Melayu.

Artikel 12 Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu 1 Feb 1948

Artikel 12 Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu 1 Feb 1948

Sambungan Artkel 12

Sambungan Artkel 12

Majoriti Bukan Melayu yang berada di Persekutuan Tanah Melayu pada awal 1950an tidak diterima sebagai rakyat Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dan mereka juga bukan warga rakyat yang diiktiraf oleh Britain. Pada masa itu, India telah merdeka dari Britain sebagai negara sistem demokrasi dan negara Cina telah menjadi Republik Rakyat Cina, iaitu sebuah negara kominis. Taraf mereka ialah golongan yang tidak berkerakyatan (Stateless Persons).

Pilihanraya Mesyuarat Perundangan pada 1955 menyaksikan Parti Perikatan, kerjasama yang berjaya dijana antara UMNO mewakili orang Melayu, MCA mewakili orang Cina dan MIC mewakili orang India bertanding disemua 52 kerusi yang dipertandingkan. Pengagihan kerusi ialah UMNO 35, MCA 15 dan MIC 2. Ini memperlihatkan kesediaan orang Melayu ‘mengala’ dan berkongsi kuasa kerana hak politik hampir berada mutlak ditangan orang Melayu apabila 84% dari 1.6 juta pengundi berdaftar dan layak mengundi ialah orang Melayu.

Kerjasama ini adalah bukti orang Melayu tidak tamak dan membolot sepenuhnya kuasa tetapi bersedia ‘berkongsi’ dengan Bukan Melayu.

84% dari pengundi berdaftar semasa Pilihanraya Majlis Perudangan Persekutuan 1955 ialah orang Melayu

84% dari pengundi berdaftar dan layak mengundi semasa Pilihanraya Majlis Perudangan Persekutuan 1955 ialah orang Melayu

Selepas pilihanraya pertama bagi memilih wakil wakil ke Majlis Mesyuarat Perundangan pada 1955, Parti Perikatan yang memennangi 51 dari 52 kerusi dipertandingkan diundang menubuhkan Kerajaan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu dan Presiden UMNO dilantik sebagai Ketua Menteri. Dalam perundingan dengan Britain bagi mendapatkan kemerdekaan sepenuhnya sebagai negara berdaulat, isu  kerakyatan mereka yang ‘tidak berkerakayatan’ (Stateless Persons) ini timbul.

Tunku Abdul Rahman telah bersetuju untuk menerima terus 980,000 Bukan Melayu yang diiktiraf sebagai  ‘tidak berkerakayatan’ (Stateless Persons) sebagai warganegara dan diberikan taraf dan hak sebagai rakyat Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Tiada proses untuk mengkaji permohonan setiap mereka ini dan saringan dibuat menurut undang undang yang berkuat kuasa ketika itu iaitu sebagaimana dalam Artikel 12 Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu.

Ini bermakna samada mereka memenuhi syarat sebagai layak untuk memohon dan ditimbangkan untuk menjadi rakyat Persekutuan Tanah Melayu itu tidak berlaku.

Golongan ‘Tidak berkerakayatan’ (Stateless Persons) ini bukan sahaja mendapat kerakyatan, mereka juga secara automatiknya mendapat kuasa memerintah melalui sistem demokrasi Raja Berperlembagaan. Sebelum datang penjajah, tanahair ini diperintah oleh Raja Raja Melayu. Secara tidak langsung, hak kerakyatan memberikan gologan Bukan Melayu kuasa yang dahulunya hak mutlak Raja Raja Melayu.

Komponen Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Raja Melayu, UMNO dan Pesuruhjaya British

Komponen Perjanjian Persekutuan Tanah Melayu; Raja Melayu, UMNO (mewakili rakyat baginda Tuanku) dan Pesuruhjaya British

Desakan Presiden UMNO V itu ada meritnya kerana warga Malaysia hari ini, terutama dikalangan Bukan Melayu yang lewat ini membangkitkan begitu banyak isu isu sensitif mengenai orang Melayu walaupun diperuntukan dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan Malaysia, perlu sedar asal usul mereka sebenar ada yang tidak layak diterima sebagai rakyat Persekutuan Tanah Melayu semasa Kemerdekaan dicapai.

Walaupun kerakyatan yang diberikan secara enbloc itu tidak praktikal untuk ditarik semula, setidak tidaknya anak cucu mereka yang menikmati kehidupan dalam keadaan aman, makmur, sejahtera dan dibukan pintu peluang sepanjang hampir enam puluh tahun ini dengan hak sepenuhnya sebagai warganegara sedar semua ini datang kerana ehsan Raja Raja dan orang Melayu.

Golongan Bukan Melayu yang mejadi rakyat Persekutuan Tanah Melayu bukan sahaja ada hak penuh, mereka bebas mengekalkan identiti, budaya, bahasa dan adat resam mereka, disamping bebas untuk melakukan apa apa aktiviti ekonomi termasuk berniaga dan mengumpulkan harta. Ada antara pula mereka mendapat kemudahan memohon tanah dari kerajaan dan mendapat pengecualian cukai tertentu apabila menjalankan perniagaan.

Adalah amat tidak sopan untuk mereka yang suatu masa dahulu menumpang sebagai immigran ekonomi, kini berusaha sistematik dalam pelabagai cara dan keadaan untuk melakukan provokasi, menghina, menyakitkan perasaan, dan menyingkirkan ‘tuan rumah’ yang telah pun menunjukan murah hari, toleransi dan kesediaan berkongsi tanahair mereka tanpa sebarang pra-syarat, apatah lagi meminta apa apa.

Sejarah telah membuktikan sikap kompromi dan toleransi orang Melayu merupakan asas terpenting negara ini lahir ditanahair nusantara ini.

Published in: on January 20, 2013 at 23:55  Comments (64)  

Dr Mahathir: Tubuh RCI siasat kelayakan kerakyatan 1juta

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berucap di Permatang Pauh

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berucap di Permatang Pauh

Perdana Menteri Malaysia IV Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad menyarankan ditubuhkan Suruhanjaya Khas menyiasat kelayakan keturunan mereka yang diberikan hak kerakyatan Persekutuan Tanah Melayu. Beliau membuat saranan ini dalam Konvensyen Tranfromasi Ekonomi dan Pelajaran Melayu Pulau Pinang 2013 di Permatang Pauh.

“Orang Melayu ‘murah hati’. Kita sedia berkongsi tanahair dengan mereka, membenarkan mengekal identiti, bahasa dan budaya mereka. Kemudian kita kongsi-kuasa dengan mereka yang bukan pri-bumi negeri ini. Orang Melayu benarkan orang asing ini bebas berniaga dan mengumpulkan harta. Orang Melayu tidak pernah meminta apa apa pun dari mereka”.

“Malangnya mereka tidak menunjukan kesyukuran. Bukan sahaja mereka sudah menguasai 70% ekonomi. Kini mereka ingin megambil kuasa dari kita pula. Apabila kita mempertahankan apa yang hak bagi kita (sebagaimana yang diperuntukan dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan Malaysia), kita dianggap tamak. Kita dianggap ‘rasis’!”.

Jelas dengan lantang Mantan Presiden UMNO V itu menyuarakan kekecewaan kepada golongan minoriti dikalangan Bukan Melayu yang lewat ini membuat tuntutan yang tidak munasabah dan membangkitkan isu isu sensitif dengan niat tidak baik, untuk menunjukan bahawa mereka sebagai minoriti ditindas dan dinafikan hak oleh majoriti.

Sebelum itu, beliau menjelaskan dalam amalan biasa banyak negara negara lain apabila pri-bumi memgambil kuasa dari kuasa penjajah, mereka mengusirkan keluar orang orang asing dan bukan pri-bumi. “Contohnya negara negaar Afrika dan Burma. Orang India diusir, walaupun mereka golongan peniaga. Kini mereka menafikan hak kaum Rohingya”.

Perdana Menteri Malaysia antara 1981-2003 itu menjelaskan 200,000 kerakyatan yang diberikan di negeri Sabah ialah kepada mereka yang secara tradisi berada dikawasan itu, menjalani kehidupan dan bertutur dalam Bahasa Melayu. “Mereka diberikan kerakyatan (meng)ikut undang undang (amalan proses biasa melalui permohonan yang mereka buat)”.

Antara mereka yang hadir

Antara mereka yang hadir

Antara pemimpin Pulau Pinang yang hadir dalam majlis ini alah MP Bayan Baru Dato’ Seri Zahrain Hashim dan ADUN Seberang Jaya Dato Ariff Omar Shah. Antara pemimpin lain yang hadir ialah Mantan Naib Cansellor UUM Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Nordin Kardi, Timbalan YDP PERKASA Dato’ Abdul Rahman Bakar, Ketua Penerangan PERKASA Ruslan Kassim, Murshidul Am TIBAI Zahid Md Arip dan mantan Ketua Pengarah EPU Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbob.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad juga menjelaskan Ketua Pembangkang dan bekas-banduan-salah-guna-kuasa Anwar Ibrahim asalnya menunjukan kecenderungan sebagai pemimpin belia Islam. “Masa itu, untuk dia kehadapan dalam politik, dia perlu pilih antara PAS atau UMNO. Dia memilih UMNO. Ini kerana hanya melalui UMNO sahaja dia boleh memjadi Perdana Menteri. Kalau dia masuk PAS, bayangkan sampai tahap mana dia boleh sampai?”

“Ramai yang tertipu. Saya pun kena mengakulah, saya pun ditipu!”

Beliau juga membuat peringatan agar orang Melayu tidak membuat apa apa keputusan hanya berdasarkan emosi semata mata. “Kita perlu buat keputusan yang ada emosi, tapi bersandarkan dengan akal dan logik. Kalau kita buat keputusan berdasarkan emosi semata mata, kita akan menjadi taksub dan hilang pertimbangan”.

“PAS atau Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PIMP) ini ditubuhkan bukan kerana memperjuangkan Islam. Ianya ditubuhkan kerana golongan ulama dalam UMNO mintak 1o kerusi dalam Majlis Perwakilan Persekutuan. Tunku Abdul Rahma Putra ketika itu berkata ‘Kita hendak mentadbir negara dan orang Melayu. Kita bukan nak baca doa’. Maka mereka merajuk dan terus menubuhkan PIMP. British dengqn segera meluluskan parti baru ini. Ini kerana PIMP boleh memecahkan perpaduan dan kekuatan orang Melayu, yang begitu padu ketika itu”.

“Saya sudah berada disitu (pada masa itu)”.

Amanat terakhir bagi orang Melayu agar tidak sia siakan peluang untuk mengekalkan kuasa, terutama PRU13 yang akan menjelang, “Kita fikirkan betul betul. Kalau kita undi selain dari UMNO/BN, percayalah orang Melayu akan hilang dari mukabumi ini”.

Published in: on January 19, 2013 at 12:00  Comments (17)  

Permatang Pauh invasion

“Think!” (pix from Apanama)

Fourth Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is expected to speak in Permatang Pauh, Penang tomorrow morning.

The event is organised by Malay NGO PERKASA would be held in UiTM campus. The theme of talk is ‘Transformasi Ekonomi dan Pendidikan Melayu’.

It is expected that this would draw a lot of attention. This is the first time Tun Dr Mahathir comes to Permatang Pauh since Opposition Leader former-abuse-of-power-convict Anwar Ibrahim was sacked from the Federal Government as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister on 2 September 1998 and UMNO as Deputy President and member a day later.

Anwar was sentenced six years jail in April 1999 for abusing his Deputy Prime Ministerial power by instructing the Police Special Branch to force a retraction from letters written by his wife’s driver Azizan Abu Bakar and Ummi Hafilda Mohd. Ali. He exhaustively tries all avenues to be pardoned but no avail. He was released in August 2004 after serving four years of time in prison for his graft sentence and his sodomy sentence was overturned by Federal Court for technicalities.

Anwar was unable to contest the March 2008 12GE because his mandatory five years abstention from elections limit expired only in 17 April 2008. His wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who is Parti KeAdilan Rakyat President won the seat twice, 2004 and 2008 general elections but vacated in favor for Anwar in August 2008. He assumed the Opposition Leader of the Dewan Rakyat post  from Lim Kit Siang of DAP after winning the Permatang Paub by-election.

Anwar lied to the Malaysian public by claiming that “31 BN MPs would jump-ship and Pakatan Rakyat would form the Federal Government by or on 16 September 2008”. The fact is that the Opposition lost six MPs when they left their respective party from 2010 onwards.

This event is seen as a run-up to the much anticipated 13GE just around the corner.

*Updated midnight

Published in: on January 18, 2013 at 15:00  Comments (6)  

Lawless Banker

Azrul Azwar “Wawa” Ahmad Tajuddin proudly wearing the ‘Big School’ tie. Same Alma Mater as his PKR leaders Anwar Ibrahim, Rafizi “Rara” Ramli and Nik Nazmi “Nana” Nik Ahmad

Supremo bloggo-journo Datuk Rocky revealed this evening that rogue Bank Islam Chief Economist Azrul Azwar Ahmad Tajudin shared hundreds of confidential bank internal memorandums, documents, Exco and BOD papers with PKR Leaders, namely abuse-of-power-convict Anwar Ibrahim, Nurul Izzah Anwar and Rafizi Ramli.

That is an act of crime as stipulated by Article 97 of the Bank and Financial Institution Act (BAFIA) 1989. Most of internal documents within a financial institution should be deemed as ‘secret’. Let alone confidential in nature.

Art  97 of the BAFIA

Art 97 of the BAFIA

That is the limitless and bottomless pit of what PKR supporters willing to do, including breaking the law. It is nothing new as their Great Leader was a former of convict when he abused his power as Deputy Prime Minister and who had to served his sentence when exhaustively all opportunities of getting a pardon was rejected.

Breaking BAFIA is nothing to new to PKR leaders. Director of Strategy Rafizi Ramli was charged under the same law when he disclosed account details in his quest to bring down UMNO Wanita Chief Dato’ Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil via her family’s involvement in the National Feedlot Corporation Sdn. Bhd. If found guilty, it punishable to a maximum of 3 years and/or RM 5 million fine.

PKR Leaders go to unbelievable extend in their ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy to demonize authorities and the government (which was given the mandate by the majority through twelve consecutive electoral process, as stipulated by the Federal Constitution). Breaking laws that have been passed by Parliament for political purpose should be construed as anti-democracy.

The end doesn’t justify the means. Especially when it is unlawful.

Published in: on January 17, 2013 at 22:30  Comments (8)  

Ghosts of Christmas past

There are several controversial issues raised by the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Sabah illegal immigrants. On first sight, the allegations raised under oath seemed very serious and damaging. Especially from the over-tones pro-Opposition media The Malaysian Insider reported the stories in the RCI today.

The first one is about a claim that former Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Allahyarham Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayub instructed NRD man to allow immigrants to vote.

Ex-NRD man says ordered by Megat Junid to let immigrants vote

UPDATED @ 06:21:55 PM 16-01-2013
By Boo Su-Lyn
January 16, 2013

KOTA KINABALU, Jan 16 — A former National Registration Department (NRD) official accused the late Tan Sri Megat Junid Megat Ayub of ordering him to issue NRD receipts enabling illegal immigrants in Sabah to vote in the 1994 state election.

Former Sabah NRD director Ramli Kamarudin said Megat Junid, then the deputy home affairs minister, had told him that the NRD receipts were to match the names and IC numbers of registered voters.

“We gave them (immigrants) RM20,” Ramli told the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants here today.

“We teach them how to vote. We gather them in a house. We send them by bus to the polling stations. Then we send them back and we collect the receipts. The receipts are just for voting. We did not give them identity cards,” he added.

Ramli said that about 200 NRD receipts were issued in five or six state constituencies each in Sabah that were considered “black spots that were difficult for the government to win.”

“One area maybe 400,” he said.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister who was in power from 1981 to 2003, has been accused of spearheading the so-called “Project IC”, in which citizenships were allegedly given to immigrants in exchange for their votes.

But former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh, who administered the state from 1976 to 1985, denied yesterday the existence of “Project IC”.

The 1994 state election saw Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) winning just 25 out of 48 state assembly seats.

But several PBS MPs defected to Barisan Nasional (BN) shortly after, causing the collapse of the PBS government.

Ramli said today that he was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) from 1995 to 1997.

He also denied receiving bribes.

“This was a direct order from the deputy home affairs minister himself, even though I admit that it was illegal,” said Ramli.

He added that the directive was given at a meeting with Megat Junid, Umno’s Datuk Seri Osu Sukam (who later became the Sabah chief minister in 1999) and an NRD registration officer called Asli Sidup, at Hyatt Hotel here two weeks before the 1994 state election.

“The receipts were strictly for voting. After that, we would collect the receipts and destroy them,” said Ramli.

Asli testified later that 200 NRD receipts were used in the Kawang state constituency in the 1994 state election, which Osu won by a mere 64 votes.

The inquiry before RCI chairman Tan Sri Steve Shim Lip Kiong resumes tomorrow.

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Another was about Sabah NRD to give ICs.

EC ordered NRD to give ICs, change immigrants, RCI told

Former Sabah NRD deputy director Mohd Nasir Sugip, who worked in Sabah NRD from 1992 to 1994, told the RCI today that the then-Sabah EC director, Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Yusof, had ordered Sabah NRD to change the names of Indonesian and Filipino immigrants to increase the number of Muslim voters in Sabah.

Wan Ahmad’s full name was not given.

“Ops Durian Buruk (Spoilt Durian) is an operation that involves changing and creating new names from the names given by SPR,” said Nasir at the RCI here today, referring to the EC by its Malay acronym.

“It means that the names were changed, IC numbers were changed, date of birth was changed… and their pictures,” he added.

Nasir said he was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) from 1995 to 1998 for giving identity cards to unqualified immigrants.

Nasir added that 800 names had been handed to the Sugut state and the Kinabatangan parliamentary constituencies.

“As far as I remember, the results of the elections favoured Barisan Nasional (BN), YB Datuk Surady Kayong,” he said.

BN candidate Surady had defeated Parti Bersatu Sabah’s (PBS) Jublee KK Zen in Sugut during the 1994 state election with a razor-sharp margin of 79 votes.

Surady is currently the assistant minister of local government and housing in Sabah.

But Nasir denied receiving bribes for his role in the exercise.

“I just followed instructions… and I signed a pledge with my director,” he said.

Asked if there was a pact between the EC and the NRD to increase the number of voters in Sabah, he said: “There was some co-operation and collaboration between [the NRD] and [EC] in this kind of exercise.”

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister who was in power from 1981 to 2003, has been accused of spearheading the so-called “Project IC”, in which citizenships were allegedly given to immigrants for their votes.

But former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Harris Salleh, who administered the state from 1976 to 1985, denied yesterday the existence of “Project IC”.

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These testimonies, even though given under oath, should be doubted. It is because the personalities who gave these testimonies themselves are ‘doubtful’, if not should be regarded as ‘undesirables’.

All these testimonies where presented without any shred of evidence, nor documents to substantiate their claims. And to drag former Deputy Home Minister who had passed on and his side of story or opportunity to clear his name is really low.

Never the less, these characters themselves are testimony of the nature of the exercise. The fact is that tese men were employees of NRD Sabah who were arrested under the Internal Security Act for the ‘selling of ICs to immigrants’.

It was never government exercise, be it Sabah State Government or Federal Government, to give away ICs to immigrants. They acted as part of a syndicate to do so. And all, for profiteering. It was an act of treachery, especially there were government employees and sworn to secrecy. Instead, they did the undespicable act of giving away identification cards to immigrants and fiddle with the records.

They are coming forward in the RCI to testify, because they were very sore that their scam was uncovered and stopped, and they had to spend time under ISA detention for ‘jeopardising national security’.

In 2005, then Prime Minister PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said since 1980, 34 NRD employees were arrested under ISA. Mostly, for acts of selling away and falsifying identification papers of foreigners and illegal immigrants. On 13 February 2005, NST reported that Police seized a number of MyKads from foreigners and detained several NRD officers.

KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. – Police seized more than 150 identity cards, including the high-security MyKad, from foreigners and arrested an undisclosed number of Home Ministry officials recently.

This affirms suspicions that unscrupulous civil servants were in cahoots with human trafficking syndicates.

What is more interesting is that Nasir Sungip, is the brother of  Opposition Leader Saari Sungip. He is thought to be using this opportunity to demonize the Federal Government and then State Government, moreover for the advantage of his brother’s political allegiance. The Opposition’s strategy of ‘Politics of Hatred’ by demonizing the authorities to make the Federal Government look bad and sinister, is in play here in this inquiry.

For the record, Nasir said he was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) from 1995 to 1998 for giving identity cards to unqualified immigrants.

PKR Sabah man Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan who was an ISA detainee said this, “When I was under ISA detention, I met several detainees involved in the project, (as scapegoats) some of whom were National Registration Department and Immigration officers, that no less than one million ICs were issued to foreigners at that material time (1991)”.

The RCI, which was set up by Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak met since Monday, comprises former Universiti Malaysia Sabah Vice Chancellor Datuk Dr Kamaruzaman Ampon, former Sabah Attorney General Tan Sri Herman Luping, former Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Henry Chin and former State Secretary Datuk KY Mustafa where else it is chaired by  former High Court judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Steve Shim.

Term of reference of the RCI:

1. To investigate the number of foreigners in Sabah given blue Malaysian ICs or citizenship’s;

2. To investigate if the award of such ICs or citizenships were according to the law;

3. To investigate if those given blue ICs, temporary identification receipts or citizenship through unlawful means have been registered in Sabah’s electoral roll;

4. To investigate if the authorities have taken any action or made improvements to standard operating procedures (SOPs), methods and regulations to prevent any irregularities in accordance with the law;

5. To conduct a deeper probe into the SOPs, methods and regulations on the award of blue ICs or citizenship’s to foreigners in Sabah by taking into consideration international norms and standards that are applicable to Malaysia, and to recommend amendments or changes to improve current practices;

6. To investigate the reasons behind Sabah’s population growth according to the following categories:

a) Sabah citizens residing in the state, including those given blue ICs or citizenship’s through birth certificates (late registration);

b) foreign workers (including family members);

c) illegal immigrants (including family members); and

d) fugitives

and to study their impact on the number of those registered in the electoral roll;

7. To investigate the social implications on the Sabah community following the award of blue ICs or citizenship’s to foreigners in the state; and

8) To investigate the number of “stateless” foreigners in Sabah given blue ICs or citizenship.

Why is the RCI allowing these ‘doubtful’, if not ‘undesirable’ personalities who should be regarded as ‘Traitors’ for the role to sell away ICs is baffling.

Then again, what were presented today at the RCI is a demonstration of ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’. These men were demons of national security. Since they have reached the lowest ebb, they have nothing to lose by making other people look like evil.

Published in: on January 16, 2013 at 23:30  Comments (11)  

Be professional about politics (part II)

Earlier, we discussed about how the Opposition is all about manipulation, lies and theatrics. Nothing else. No plans. No implementation programs. No accountability. Just good old pretenders who can’t deliver.

Barisan Nasional, the ruling party is neither free from almost the same sort of personalities. Many are genuine leaders, wanting to serve. However, in the zest to serve politicians must be truthful with themselves.

Tabung Haji is a government agency formed as a savings co-operative for ordinary Malaysian Muslims to afford to do Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. In the past, many lesser fortunate Malaysians had so save almost a lifetime for them to afford the trip. Tabung Haji enabled them to save and their savings are invested in syariah compliant business ventures like oil plan plantations and property development, to ensure returns for the capital.

This expedited the process of growing the savings and  this plus the unsurpassed organizational management of Tabung Haji provided more opportunites for many Malaysian Muslim to perform Hajj. Currently, over 28,000 Malaysian pilgrims are being organized in over 80 different flights and maktab during in any Hajj season.

Seven million depositors Tabung Haji now own an aggregated asset worth RM 35 billion.

The Tabung Haji page of Azeez Rahim as a BOD member

The Tabung Haji page of Azeez Rahim as a BOD member, dated 14 Jan 2013

In the official Tabung Haji website, Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim is listed as a board member. His curriculum vitae synopsis is featured on his page as member of the BOD.

One thing interesting about what is stated in the page is that Azeez has a ‘Masters Degree in Business Administration, Preston University, USA’. Azeez left school with SPM. What is more interesting is when we googled ‘Preston University, USA‘, there is no information.

Then again according to Wikipedia, there was once a bogus Preston University which was based in Wyoming. It is described as an ‘uncredited institution’. A blog discussed about this back in 2005, after blogger Jeff Ooi and Aisehman raised on the same subject matter.

In an interview with The Sun in 2005, Azeez claimed:

“The university I studied in was not some fly-by-night university.. it is among the oldest universities in the US – Preston University in Wyoming …”

Azeez should come out and be truthful about this. Not only as an elected MT UMNO member, he is a political aspirant to contest in Baling in the upcoming 13GE under BN banner. He has the fiduciary duty as a member of the board of directors for Tabung Haji to be truthful in his disclosure. If any information offered was erred whether with the intention to mislead or negligently, then it was his duty to correct them.

Fake disclosure is really far off from gimmicks and stunts to gain attention.

For the record, Azeez was featured as a BN candidate for P16 Baling Parliamentary constituency during the 12GE. Then Prime Minister PM ‘Flip-Flop’ Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi  placed Azeez instead of then Deputy Minister in Prime Minister Department Dato’ Mashitah Ibrahim. He lost miserably by  7,613 majority to PAS candidate former Masjid Negara Imam Taib Azamuddin.

Azeez cannot be seen as a fraud, either as an aspiring BN ‘winnable candidate’ or a steward in a public trustee organization. He has to be professional as a politician, even though he might not have any qualification to be a professional.

Published in: on January 14, 2013 at 23:00  Comments (25)  

Be professional about politics

This nation saw the most politicking within an electoral term (March 2008 till present day). Never before so much politicking was thrown into the system. Mainly by the Opposition, in their ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy  to come into power by spewing lies, manipulation and theatrics to gain attention. Of course, it is reciprocated by the ruling BN and Federal Government machineries to counter the over-politicking.

New Straits Times published an interesting article to sum this:

13 January 2013 | last updated at 11:08PM

Politics of bitter pill vs instant cure

By Chow Kum Hor

BAD FOR COUNTRY: Political pandering for short-term gains is destructive

A MAN met with a nasty accident and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Just before passing out, he told the doctors, “Do whatever you want, just save me!”

Thankfully, the doctors were skilled and experienced enough to turn the victim’s misfortune around. In no time, the patient was back on his feet. But this man has a strange tendency of being very pushy towards his doctors. Whenever ill, he prefers instant remedies, often insisting on being prescribed antibiotics for even the mildest cough and flu.

Sometimes, he demands steroid-laden drugs and overdoses on painkillers because it helps him heal faster, despite professional advice to the contrary. Doctors’ warning to cut down on unhealthy diet goes unheeded.

This soon took a toll on his health, as symptoms of drug abuses like overdependence on antibiotics and a dreadful dietary habit set in. In the end, the man whom doctors once saved from a horrific road crash, faces long-term health problems, or even a premature death.

The man’s story is very much like our political development.

In the past, we pretty much left it to our politicians to handle our nation’s affairs. Back then, most people were illiterate and living below the poverty line. All they cared for was to make ends meet.

Just like the accident victim who left his fate entirely to the doctors, the public then pretty much left it to politicians to steer the nation forward. But as the nation progressed, its people naturally became more assertive and demanding, or even pushy. Politicians, not wanting to get the boot at the ballot box, tried their best to dance to the electorate’s tunes. There is nothing wrong with politicians, who are voted in by the people, giving in to what their constituents want.

The problem is when populist policies take precedence over long-term national interests. Political pandering for short-term gain is just like how an irresponsible doctor, worried about losing his patients to another medical practitioner across the street, resorts to prescribing quick-fixes at the expense of the patients’ long-term health.

Since the 2008 general election, the country has seen two groups of “doctors” engaged in an intense political one-upmanship.

For example, some “doctors” offer instant cures to relieve financial distress by slashing car prices; writing off study loans or giving cash handouts. Their long-term “side-effects” are often ignored or not well explained. For now, the “doctors” are reluctant to “prescribe” any bitter medicine, such as a more thorough subsidy-removal strategy or introduce a radical revamp of the education system, despite the obvious long-term benefits to the nation’s overall well-being.

Meanwhile, voters are elated at being wooed with such passion. Emboldened, some even refuse to get rid of bad habits such as speeding on the road and railed against the Automated Enforcement System, which is aimed at cutting down road accidents. Like smokers who brush off their doctors’ warning about the risk of developing lung cancer, these speed demons think they will never be involved in an accident, that is, until it is too late.

In other words, politicians forget, out of survival instinct, their pledge to serve the people, just like how errant doctors, out of commercial considerations, throw the Hippocratic Oath out of the window. This is made worse by some voters who go overboard in imposing their views on their leaders.

Like any system of governance, democracy has its flaws. Chief among them is that leaders and the people may end up swapping roles, leaders being led by the people, when it should be the other way around. In other words, politicians are robbed of the role of governance by the people who may have no inkling on how to run a country.

This is not to say that the era of government knows best is still here. Voters today make no bones about wanting the government to uphold transparency and accountability; provide quality education or increase the country’s economic competitiveness. But the nuts-and-bolts of governance should rightfully be left to the professionals (technocrats who advise policy-makers).

Moving the country forward is not about threatening to “switch doctors” each time one is asked to take the bitter pill for long-term health benefits. It is also about politicians having to bite the bullet and cut down on excessive posturing, just to please voters, to the country’s long-term detriment.

Unlike some countries, our democracy did not have the luxury of evolving and maturing over a prolonged period. In fact, we now have to grapple with cyberspace where information gets disseminated at astonishing speed.

Because of this, the people and politicians must have the courage to draw the line, and follow through, on what is sound policy and what is political expediency, in the country’s long-term interests.

*The views here are the writer’s own and should not be linked to any organisation.

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Moving the country forward is not about threatening to ‘switch doctors’ each time one is asked to take the bitter pill.

Read more: Politics of bitter pill vs instant cure – Columnist – New Straits Timeshttp://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnist/politics-of-bitter-pill-vs-instant-cure-1.200410#ixzz2HtVkFhy4

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The Opposition threw in almost everything and everyone into the political pit in their quest to remain relevant. The law enforcement agencies, authorities, civil service at large, Malaysia’s foreign policy, sovereignty, defense of the realm and good name and armed forces, is up and above their usual targets of Judiciary and legislative process.

Now, they have even taken another step unimaginable to even criticize HRH Malay Rulers.

It was never about politics. It is all about the Opposition coming into power even though time and again the majority decided against them. They are willing to create anarchy and chaos, so that a rebellion could be staged and foreign forces eventually come over to install them into power. This is via the ‘Malaysian Spring’.

The Opposition were never professional in their approach, methods and brand of politics. They manipulate and twist the emotions, sentiments and logic of many Malaysians in the attempt to get their votes from the confusion. Just the demands yesterday at Stadium Merdeka. And when they can’t get the votes, they resort to anti-democratic means which include  series of street demonstration with the specific intention for revolution.

Opposition Leader and former abuse-of-power-convict Anwar Ibrahim said it again clearly during the ‘Swing MILF Demonstration’ yesterday in Stadium Merdeka. He pre-empted the loss of the Opposition at the ballot boxes even through observers already been offered at this time and warrants them to create anarchy and chaos at the behest of democracy decided by the majority.

“Apa pun berlaku, penipuan sebenar mana sekalipun, rasuah sebanyak mana, ugutan sekuat mana, propaganda media Utusan, TV3 dan lain lain sehebat mana, fitnah sehebat mana, saya mengatakan rakyat bangkit dengan izin Allah, sejarah Malaysia akan diubah!”.

The fact is that, the Opposition never had any plans for Malaysia. Look at their plans for Malaysia via Buku Jingga and their own 2013 Budget. It is very unclear how about their plans except trying to pander to the popularity purely via sentiments and emotions.

Had the ruling BN and civil servants been reckless and even evil in their approach and methods of planning, implementing and managing this country in any part in the past 55 years, then the system would have collapse a long time ago. And yet there had been steady growth in the economy, physical, people and socio-economic development from Independence till present day.

The growth had been consistent, steady and progressive that Malaysia’s role and place in the global trading and market position is significant enough. Since 2008, Kedah and Penang have been digressing. In Selangor, disasters are waiting to happen. A major water crisis for 6 million Malaysians, is the top most in the list of eventualities.

This is something that they have been proven unable to do. They have led Kelantan since November 1990 and it is the most backwards state in Semenanjung.

The Opposition even manipulated the law and provisions in the Federal Constitution for their political circus and theatrics. Democracy is at ransom because all the notion of ‘freedom of expression’, ‘freedom of assembly’ and any form of rights are being systematically and structurally abused for their ‘Politics of Hatred’ agenda. Any attempts to deploy they same provision against them would be twisted as an effort of ‘majority oppressing the minority’.

The Opposition is actually taking the people and politics backwards and even regressing into third world mentality, based on manipulation of sentiments, deception and outright lies. Setting all these right is very taxing, costly and anti-progress because resources are deployed to correct things, perception and to put everything back on the road of progress.

Malaysians deserve better. The Oppositions may not be professional in their politics. However, the voters should be matured and professional in the future that they want to vote.

Published in: on January 14, 2013 at 03:00  Comments (2)  

Turnout

40,000 were in Stadium Merdeka for ‘Swinging MILF Day’

Swinging MILF Day ‘is done. Nothing untowards happened. In fact, the media who attended says it was boring as Opposition Leaders especially Anwar Ibrahim was just repeating old and irrelevant cries. This is because the purpose for this ‘peaceful assembly’ is nothing more than dramatization to stay relevant, in the eyes of media attention.

 

Maximum capacity is 30,000 and yet there are sparse spots seen

Maximum capacity is 30,000 and yet there are sparse spots seen

Blogger Captain John F Seademon says 40,000 attended. Sounds about right. That is inclusive for idiots who brought their little ones, including toddlers and babies, to attend a political rally.

MP for Kota Belud Dato’ Abdul Rahman Dahlan commented (via his tweet):

1. It was a political gathering

2. ‘1 million’ was a hoax

3. Anwar’s speech was old stuff

4. Peaceful if no hand gestures

Then again, their own portals claim its double that amount. Let independent photos posted tell the real stories, like like this one.

UMNO got 100,000 members at Bukit Jalil Stadium in May

Now, compare that to when Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak did his UMNO celebrations on 11 May 2012. 100,000 UMNO members converged in National Stadium in Bukit Jalil. This was driven by the spirit of nationalism.

Spirit of Nationalism

Bigger stadium, yet filled to the brim. More attendees. Today was much smaller stadium, yet there were sparse spots. More importantly, no Police intervention. Still, no numbers.

*Updated 2005hrs

Bulletin Utama reported only 45,000 attended. OCPD Dang Wangi ACP Zainuddin Awang also estimated the same number of attendees, during his media conference.

Published in: on January 12, 2013 at 17:45  Comments (9)  

The Swinging MILF Day

MILF Swinging Star

Allegedly MILF Swinging wife of PKR Deputy President

Right smack in the city tomorrow is about these sexually deviant pro-LGBT supporters defending the right of a MILF to be a ‘swinger’. All other issues either have been resolved or no longer remain as issues that warrants 50,000 men, women and some unfortunate children with really irresponsible parents wearing different colour-coded t-shirts to march from different entry points towards Stadium Merdeka.

That is all. Nothing to it than making the MILF-Swinging wife of PKR Deputy President Azmin Ali to be a ‘heroine’ for her own alleged infidelities.

Ummi Hafilda Ali, her own sister-in-law, has been talking about her ‘swinging tryst’ with Opposition Leader former-abuse-of-power-convict Anwar Ibrahim. She also believed they have a daughter together. She even asked Police to investigate all her claims against her own brother and sister-in-law.

Former tennis partner, pimp and Treasurer of the party of her husband’s Boss Nalla S Karupan also been saying the same thing. In fact, Nalla wants to put her on the stand end of the month, to support his claim. Twice-acused-for-sodomy Anwar Ibrahim has taken Nalla to court.

These people should be demanding the transparency of DAP CEC election results, re-election of CEC and investigation by the ROS. This should be a more important agenda because the highly-probable-fraudly-elected DAP Secretary General is the Chief Minister of Penang. There is definitely infidelity in how DAP conduct their CEC election recently.

12 January would now be remembered as ‘Swinging MILF Day’. Sexual liberty will bring the LGBT agenda closer for a totally ‘Open Malaysian Society’.

Published in: on January 11, 2013 at 15:00  Comments (7)  

Flag day

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Can anyone, especially the organisers, promoters and backers and particularly the Opposition leaders for the 12 Jan 2012 police-approved demonstration at Stadium Merdeka, explain what is this all about?

The first time the nation saw this sordid stunt was when some bastards who thought their parents wed on the eve of 55th Independence Day. Apparently, the Ne0-Min Yuens’ struggle is very much alive even though the Communist Rebels laid down their arms and opt for peace 23 years ago.

To those who are historically blind and ignorant about the past of this nation, please refer to renown Malaysian historian and academician Prof Dato’ Dr Ramlah Adam:

*Updated 0130hrs Thursday 10 January 2013

Published in: on January 9, 2013 at 20:30  Comments (14)