An artistic debate against “Old Ma”

Muo born Chinese rapper Namewee took an abstract swipe against Fourth Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Tun Dr. Mahathir for his campaign which include teaming up with Chinese Chauvinist DAP, considering the latter is a “Racist”.

The secondary message is the concoction of ‘Fake News’, which Dr. Mahathir and the Opposition coalition utilised to sow hatred, intensely for the past three years.

The Youtube music video hit 77,000 viewership within four hours of its release and 91% of the viewers are between the age group 0f 20-29.

Although is was featured as if it was an election debate, the clear message against Dr. Mahathir is a subliminal signal for the first time Malaysian Chinese voters.

On the ‘Come out and vote’ note, Malaysian Classic Rocker Amy Search also published a music video on the Youtube format to urge Malaysians to exercise their constitutional right.

The Fifth Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi also issued a strong sublime message to voters to choose wisely.

MEDIA STATEMENT BY

TUN ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI

 

1. On the 9th of May, Malaysians will go to the polls to determine the future of our beloved country.

2. Since independence, we Malaysians have exercised our democratic rights in 13 General Elections; and if we include the 1955 general election, this will be the 15th time in 63 years that we exercise our duty as citizens.  And throughout the years, Malaysians have demonstrated experience and wisdom in exercising their democratic rights and duties.

3. The 14th general election will determine the ability of our country and society in facing previously unheralded challenges. This election will determine the government that will steer us through these challenges and lead us into the future.

4. And whether we continue to be progressive, prosperous and peaceful will be decided by the government we choose on the 9th of May.

5. Malaysia is at the precipice of becoming a developed nation and like other countries, is not insulated from the effects of globalisation.

6. The challenges that we will face in the coming years can only be overcome by a government which is strong, stable and experienced. A strong and stable government can only be formed on the back of a strong mandate and one that is anchored by leaders who genuinely work together for the benefit of its people. Any government comprising people of differing and opposing political ideologies who only come together for the sole purpose of wresting political power will not and cannot be good for the country. It is unwise to elect leaders who share the same bed but yet have different dreams.

7. Malaysia’s tremendous progress since independence was largely possible because of its political stability and because it was led by leaders who were genuine and sincere in working together and shared the same aspirations and dreams for their country

8. In building the nation, our leaders from the very beginning formulated consistent and progressive policies with strong and sound fiscal and economic management.

9. Throughout the years the governments of Barisan Nasional and it’s precursor Perikatan also consistently had a smooth transition of power from one prime minister to another which ensured the country’s continued stability and success.

10. As such, in the coming general election, Malaysians should again exercise wisdom and rationality in applying the same important criteria when choosing the party that will helm the government.

11. An election is not a game of chance; neither is it an excuse to change for the sake of changing as there is no system that is perfect. Malaysians should be honest with themselves and carefully evaluate the electoral promises made by competing parties and rationally distinguish between what is real and achievable and what are mere promises, made just to fish for votes, as the promise of spring may lead to a glorious summer; but it can also end up in a winter of discontent for our country.

12. As one who once led this country, it is my hope and desire to see a higher level of political maturity amongst the candidates contesting in this election. It is also my hope and wish to see that the political parties and candidates embrace democracy in a rational manner; and not based on emotions, anger and animosity.

13. As an elderly man who loves his country as much as any other Malaysian, I would also like to remind those contesting this election that you do so out of a sense of duty to your country and  to serve your fellow citizens, and not merely to seize power for power’s sake.

14. The people’s interests should be the primary concern; and not the agenda or political ambition of any particular group or individual.

15. I plead to my fellow citizens to exercise their democratic rights and duties peacefully and responsibly without ill feelings and animosity. Let us continue to build a society that values integrity, ethics and righteousness.

16. Whether we progress or regress, live in misery or prosperity; live in dignity or ignominy is all in our hands and for us to decide. i pray to the almighty that this election will be conducted smoothly and peacefully and the outcome on the 9th of May will be one that is in the best interest of the nation that we love and cherish.

Selamat Mengundi.

TUN ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI

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Published in: on May 5, 2018 at 23:00  Leave a Comment  

Love is all around

Our choice of this year’s Valentines’s Day.

The last one is to commemorate the gallant 7 officers and 146 men of 1st Federated Malay Regiment (1st Malay Regt), who defended the Pasir Panjang Lines 13-14 February 1942, and were brutally killed in battle.

The bronze statue depicting three 1 Malay Regt heroes, defending Pasir Panjang and Bukit Chandu 13-14 Feb 1942, at the Reflections a t Bukit Chanud Memorial

The bronze statue depicting three 1 Malay Regt heroes, defending Pasir Panjang and Bukit Chandu 13-14 Feb 1942, at the Reflections a t Bukit Chanud Memorial

The remittence of the original 1st Malay Regt was asked to retreat and defend the Point 226, Bukit Chandu. They fought gallantly as uncommon heroes and demonstrated over call duty chivalry.

Published in: on February 14, 2016 at 05:14  Leave a Comment  

“Bi-lingual, over educated, self centred, professional ball carriers!”

Published in: on January 23, 2015 at 23:00  Comments (4)  

“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.

Published in: on January 3, 2015 at 04:00  Comments (9)  

“They pander to their readers’ prejudice”

Published in: on December 1, 2014 at 23:50  Comments (5)  

Prostituting cyber-terrorism

It has come to our attention that some of our supposedly more learned blogging brothers have prostituted themselves to be cyber-terrorists.

They do incessant postings despite poor or no response by the target. Definitely, not by other like minded bloggers.

The intention is very clear. They wanted attention, especially when their writings are no longer relevant and became flavourless, without inability to capture the interests or imagination of blog readers.

They also crave for attention from the leadership, be it the political masters or corporate leaders.

This particularly one, even got the attention on the Minister in-charge of overseeing the particular agency where his rabid incessant target reside. He threatened to take his complain to the Parliament when he met the Minister, where as in actually the this pathetic blogger no longer enjoy any clout in that forum.

So the Minister coyly answered “Please do that. Better still, I can give my answer in Parliament”.

That enraged this blogger further, so self-proclaimed to be a ‘mercenary’.

The fact is that, he was a failure where he had been and the tracks he laid. Now that his true colours have bloomed, his integrity is questionable.

Another important point to note that he jumped or being thrown off ships more often than the late Elizabeth Taylor’s marriages.

Probably some point along that line, he earned some moments of glory as the ‘barking mongrel’. Then again, he wasn’t much use to anyone, especially to the Prime Minister except as an occasional ‘barking mongrel’.

He was also banking that he gets a position, probably as the Head of Mission somewhere or Chairmanship, for his stint as an ‘occasional barking mongrel’. He even claimed that it was promised to him.

Probably he did not posses any qualifications nor qualities, for him to be ascended to the much desired posts.

Now, considering almost everyone side lined him for obvious reasons of his usefulness or the very least, effectiveness whatever he thought he was good at, he resorted to prostitute himself as a cyber terrorist.

Today it is a good day to remind that exactly six years ago this time, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim tried to install himself as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, purely by maneuvres of manipulation and deception in nature. This pathetic man also prostituted himself to be part of that regime.

History also demonstrated that the feat failed.

Lately, the scruffy mongrel allowed himself to be prostituted for another demented scheme. No wonder he was never successful at anything, but taking fights through guerrilla warfare and attempting to stretch it long term.

Just like the Malayan Communist Party. Or so it seemed.

Published in: on September 17, 2014 at 18:00  Comments (3)  

Happy? Yes, Minister

Published in: on July 4, 2014 at 16:00  Leave a Comment  

Gentlemen’s agreement

A really witty episode from the New, Yes Prime Minister series. How shrewd political blackmail and horse trading could entwine.

Published in: on February 24, 2014 at 23:58  Comments (1)  

The Machiavellian Prime Minister

Anthony Jay’s and Jonathan Lynn’s fictitous but highly popular comical British Prime Minister Right Honourable Jim Hacker MP has returned with new follies. This round, Hacker is a more temperamental troubled nation tinged with better grasp of machiavellian politics.

Along with Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, Political Adviser Claire Sutton complicated the chronic issues that looms No. 10 Downing Street and the rest of Whitehall and Her Majesty’s government.

The character ‘Jim Hacker’ is almost a real person who became a politician.

Hacker was an academic political researcher, polytechnic lecturer, and editor of a newspaper, Reform, and entered Parliament circa 1961. He continued with at least some of these jobs while holding the office of Member of Parliament for Birmingham East.

For the first twenty years of his political career, Hacker was a member of the Opposition, and he served as Shadow Minister of Agriculture from 1974 on. In 1980, he served as the head of the unsuccessful party leadership campaign of Martin Walker; the winner of this campaign, Herbert Attwell, later went on to win the general election in 1981, and thereby became the UK’s new prime minister.

Hacker was nervous that Attwell would pass him over for a Cabinet post as an act of revenge for running Walker’s campaign against him, but Attwell appointed Hacker to the cabinet as minister for the (fictitious) Department of Administrative Affairs. At least one news commentator of the time speculated that the appointment was actually an act of revenge, as the DAA had a reputation as “a political graveyard” that could end Hacker’s career

Issues discussed in these series include previously considered taboo.

Published in: on February 2, 2014 at 14:30  Comments (1)  

Moral Vacuum

This is a punt from BBC’s ‘Yes, Minister’ series, episode “Whiskey Priest”. It is very much applicable and could be extrapolated into the way things are done in Malaysia. Even how information and feedback is passed back to the Prime Minister.

Considering that there are several ‘inner circle rings’ that have been ‘circling the wagon’ around the Prime Minister, it is likely that the information never got to reach upstairs in the proper context, tone or even perspective. Thus, it would contribute to decisions and/or actions stalled if not the poor decision made.

Execution and implementation is something else. Nevermind the complexity of mastering how things are done in the civil service way.

Then, there is the process of measuring it. In 2010, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak introduced the planning the matrix and measurement of Government’s performance and planned policies being rolled out via the ‘consultants’s way’ by mixing inexperienced macro-economic planners and so-called management professionals from the private sector and hand picked cvil servants.

That is a total new creature, to deal with.

Published in: on January 31, 2014 at 22:00  Comments (2)