“We should represent the people of this country”

Prime Minister Tom Dawkins’s remarkable speech in the House of Commons against the stance of his own colleagues and party, as British Parliamentarians is about to vote for a war against Iran.

It was purportedly for the excuse of Iran’s sinister hidden effort in the ‘assassination’ of the immediate previous Prime Minister in a freak air accident off the coast of Ireland.

It was the reflection of how British Prime Minister Tony Blair lied to the British public about Saddam Hussein’s “Weapons of mass destruction” back in 2003 and warranted the Parliament’s decree for a war to be waged against Iraq. It was in support of then US President George W Bush’s agenda, which had consequence of American oil companies direct interest in the world’s third rich deposit of hydro carbon.

Chris Mullin’s “A Very British Coup”

Of course this video clip is a work of fiction called “Secret State” starring accomplished character actor Gabriel Byrne as Tom Dawkins, based on Chris Mullin’s novel “A Very British Coup”.

What is interesting when Mullin wrote his book, it was in 1988. I was way before the Balkan conflict where the powerful dictator Marshall Josef Tito’s Yugoslavia was dismantled. In “Secret State”, Dawkins served as a Captain in Bosnia and committed a very controversial act, which later the press haunted him for.

Never the less it is a very powerful speech, which placed the paramount for the interest of the majority and various principles that the British values, culture and political beliefs stood for.

It could be a political suicide, for upholding the idealism of politics against the practicality in the complexity of being the government of the people. Needless to say, it is a ballsy speech indeed.

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  1. Whatever it is, to those who say Anwarul Al Juburi should represent the people of this country, I say pooorrraaahhh.

    Enough of him pengkhianat bangsa and negara. And these words can be proven. He has caused the Malays to be divided like never before. And he went overseas bad-mouthing the country. He befriended the NeoCons, Jews and Zionists of the powerful Israeli Lobby in the US, arranged funds from them sent to organizations out to weaken the government of this country. He even called for diplomatic relations with and for the defence of the security of Israel that endlessly bullies the Palestinians whose land they occupy.

    I’m anxiously awaiting the Federal Court ruling on Sodomy II, praying and expecting he gets sentenced to 10-15 years in prison. It’s a repeat offence – the Federal Court Judges on the Sodomy I allowed his appeal “on technical grounds” but had it recorded in their Judgment that Anwar did sodomize.

    I think a vast number of Malaysians would be damn disappointed if Anwarul Al Juburi is let free. Let’s hope and pray that he gets 10-15 years out of the maximum 20 years prison sentence for that offence.

  2. Takda siapa di dalam Pakatan Rakyat yang saya fikir boleh mewakili rakyat Malaysia.

    Segala kelemahan mereka di BN ada, mereka di PR pun ada. Tapi mereka di PR lebih teruk – mereka mengata dan mencaci mereka di BN, menjadi jenis cakap tak serupa bikin.

  3. The British, the Germans and now the French are now facing the sins of their forefathers – colonization has led to the migration of those from their former colonies in big numbers and the intolerance of the locals to such things as more mosques and the azan call to prayers by the Muslims from India, Pakistan, Algiers, Uganda, etc.

    Yes, the interest of the majority, but where are the old values of tolerance to the minorities that they prided themselves so much about?

    British PM David Cameron even said, “Multi-culturalism is dead” years ago. And what the heck, they tried to teach democracy to others. Cakap tak serupa bikin, like the Pakatun fellows. .

    • The French have even forgotten the French Revolution where they shouted “liberte, egalite, fraternite” and exported them to America etc.

      Their cartoonists made fun of Islam and Prophet Muhammad. Even the broad minded CNN commentator Fareed Zakaria said doing that is “a bit too much.”

      Then the two Algeria-origin Muslim brothers claiming to be Al Qaeda members shot dead the cartoonists and others two days ago. It’s no fun when Al Qaeda has marked your country, isn’t it. Even when Osama Ben Laden is no ore around.

      Not glorifying Al Qaeda and not condoning such killing but I wanna say everybody should respect other religions. I read that Islam is now the 2nd most popular religion in the world. And in Malaysia Islam is spelt out in the Constitution as “the religion of the Federation”, no other religion mentioned, meaning it has a special position in this country. Everybody must go by the decision of the Courts and Lim Guan Eng must not raise the kalimah Allah issue any more.

      • Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the fatal attack on Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris yesterday may be linked to the magazine’s penchant for provocation against Islam.

        He said Charlie Hebdo had on numerous occasions showed disrespect towards Islam and often derided Prophet Muhammad via caricatures.

        “Is there a need for them to ridicule Prophet Muhammad knowing that they are offending Muslims?

        “We respect their religion and they must respect our religion,” he said when commenting on the attack on the satirical magazine’s office which left 12 people killed.

        Sure the Tun can represent the people of this country with those views. But not Anwarul Al Jub.

  4. Yes, absolutely, the right to assemble peacefully is not an absolute right but is subject to restrictions in the interest of security or public order, as said a by Senior Federal Counsel to the High Court yesterday when representing the government in a suit filed against former Bersih co-chairman Ambiga and 15 others.

    I wish this is said more loudly and more often so that fellows concerned, even lawyers and the University of Malaya law lecturer, understand and impart the right views to students and others.

    Nonsense to just state the Articles of the Constitution on freedom this and freedom that without pointing out the exceptions to the rules. There must be exceptions to every rule. And arguments to the contrary must be based on the history of this country, the circumstances that were taken into account when drafting the Constitution.

    It’s simply ridiculous to demand equality under the Articles on freedom and rights in general when Article 153 states the Special Position of the Malays and the Bumiputeras of Sabah and Sarawak. If they don’t respect the Malay and Bumiputera Special Position, that’ll invite non respect to its quid pro quo – their citizenship right. That’s no good, so, they must respect all the Articles of the Constitution. If not, many have said what they ought to do.

    So much nonsense has been spewed by the Opposition that I shudder at the thought of them representing us ordinary citizens in this country. Being liberal konon, being modern konon, wanting LBGT rights yet ignoring Islam being the religion of this country, saying Malays have a choice in religion yet the fellow may not even understand fully the definition of a Malay under the Constitution.

    • The news says “UM warns staff members over political activities” – Why was this not done before?

      Good that the University of Malaya now says staff should comply with the Statutory Bodies (Discipline and Surcharge) Act, which forbade involvement in political activities – said the Registrar, Yusoff Musa.

      “UM staff have an obligation to be loyal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the country, the Government and UM at all times,” he said in a circular dated Dec 23.

      “To ensure that UM’s interests are not affected, the university administration has decided that all UM staff, including those who are on study leave, holiday, or attending seminars or courses in or out of the country, comply with Rule 20 under Part II of the Second Schedule of the Act, and not be actively involved as organisers of any political activity.” Under the Act, they cannot take “an active part” in political activities. They are also not allowed to make public statements that would “convey a partisan view on any matter which is an issue between political parties”.

      But now UM Academic Staff Union president Assoc Prof Dr Azmi Sharom said the rights of UM staff were protected by the Federal Constitution. Is he saying there’s nothing the University can do about them taking active part in politics? Sounds ridiculous, isn’t it?

      So, what is UM going to do about those infringing that rule, I’m interested to know. They are also representing us everywhere they go.

      • DAP MP Teresa Kok is utterly and completely ridiculous when saying the circular sent by Universiti Malaya’s Registrar Yusoff Musa to UM staff is ridiculous.

        The woman asked “Is Yusoff saying that by organising political activity, the university staff is not being loyal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and country? If that is so then all politicians and political parties are disloyal as well.” Is she so damn stupid as not realizing that the staff are employees of the university and cannot therefore be compared to politicians and political parties?

        Is she a product of Chinese schools? Very strange thinking these Chinese school people, no wonder they join DAP.

        We waste public money in paying these people with strange logic as MPs.

  5. Now who do they represent, these Heads of Foreign Missions in this country?

    Envoys: Need for moderation to fight extremism
    The Star Online – ‎7 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR: Foreign heads of missions say Malaysia’s theme of “Peace and Security through Moderation”, which won it a non-permanent UN Security Council seat, was most relevant to combat extremism.

    Why are they opening their mouths? Uncalled for innit? Or the newspaper prodded them?

    Their job is to promote goodwill and understanding. Why the hell do they mess in our business? What business of theirs is moderation or what in this country? Whatever they said implied we are not? BS.

    Sickening lah, even undiplomatic diplomats want to say things that they don’t really know about. How many of them really know that Islam is written into the Constitution as the religion of this country? And that the Damansara Utama Methodist Church invited 12 Muslim women to breakfast during the fasting month in a church? With Bibles on the table where they were supposed to sit? And that the laws of this country prohibit proselytization?

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