Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bersih yellow T-shirt sudah habis...

Finally the long awaited(expected) warning is out. Despite the fact Nov 10 a peaceful assembly come rally has received permit to conduct such gathering,expected 100,000 to present on that day, government has announced the gathering would be unlawful and public are refrained from joining the march. The announced has been made through the goverment controlled media,namely RTM and Bernama.

Initially the figure expected to turn up on Nov 10th is 10,000 but has seen increased to 100,000 due to mass respond from all non-government organisation(NGO's) and liberal countrymen like yours trully. This figure is devastative to the Barisan Nasional(BN) as it would be the biggest dissident gathering ever held in public which I perceive the reason why an abrupt avert of the assembly legitimacity made by the government. Conspicuously, the police who approved the permit for BERSIH to organise such a mass gathering has not acknowledge such illegitimacy(RTM and Bernama) from their authority yet in order for them to revoke permit since it's no longer a legal gathering. Only the higher authority declared it's illegal.

It appears there's a lack of communication in the authority body,deliberately. It's often common for the government to misled the lower authority body in performing their duty which for the government's benefit but the contrary to the adversary. I(so is others whose going to present on that day) envisage there will be effingly alot of FRU police officer stationed at Dataran Merdeka equipped with shinny new batons and accompanied with few huge water cannons just incase things turn out ugly.

In concern for such predicament fellow attendance going to expect on Nov 10th, words have been passed out that all attendance must bring their camera to capture each and every misconduct contrary to human rights commit by the police as pivotal evidence for possible law suit against the government in the future. Most importantly to capture the picture of any provocatuer to prevent Batu Buruk incident from repeating.

No matter what obstacle the government is going to deploy on Nov 10th, we will continue with our march to the Palace of Justice to submit the memorandum request for a clean and fair election to our royal highness.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Michael Backman strikes back

Malaysia's PM seems to be failing his people at every chance
by Michael Backman
October 24,2007

ON OCTOBER 31, Abdullah Badawi, Malaysia's Prime Minister, will have been in office for four years. Abdullah
came to office promising to fight corruption and to be a breath of fresh air. He has failed on both counts.

But he has achieved one remarkable feat none of his predecessors could: he has united most of his country's
elder statesmen, established businessmen and intellectuals.

They are united in their utter dismay at his performance, a point that many such individuals made to me on a
recent visit to Malaysia.

The despair is compounded by the near impossibility of getting rid of Abdullah.

Before 1987, anyone who wanted to challenge the president of the ruling UMNO party (and hence prime minister),
needed to get endorsements from just two divisions of UMNO. Previous prime minister Mahathir Mohamad had that
changed after his finance minister Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah challenged him for the leadership and almost won.

Would-be challengers must now acquire the endorsement of 30 per cent, or 58, of 191 divisions. This means that
the prime minister's office needs to pay off fewer than 150 division heads with government contracts and licences
to ensure their support.

Critics within UMNO are anaesthetised by patronage and sadly the Prime Minister probably thinks that he is doing a
good job because his inner circle constantly tells him he is. He is their ticket to riches, after all.

Ramadan has just ended and once again Malaysia has been treated to the spectacle of government ministers and
other officials fasting and playing the pious Muslim on the one hand and stealing from their fellow Malaysians on
the other.

Abdullah has had three chances in recent times to show that times have changed in Malaysia and to clearly assert
his authority when presented with examples of such theft.
He has blown each one.

The first was when it emerged that his Trade Minister, Rafidah Aziz, had handed out to her relatives, government
officials and former officials hundreds of lucrative licences to import cars - without any clear procedures or
transparency. A good leader would have fired Rafidah immediately. She is still there.

Another opportunity arose with revelations by the auditor-general last month of fraud and corruption in government
purchasing. Some of the more flagrant abuses were at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs. It had wasted
millions on purchases such as paying 224 ringgit ($A75) for sets of screwdivers worth 40 ringgit, or 1146 ringgit for
a 160 ringgit pen set.

More seriously, the ministry's head, who had the authority to approve contracts worth less than 5 million ringgit,
was found to have approved contracts for almost 450 million ringgit. The ministry claimed that the then minister and
now Education Minister Hishammuddin Hussein had written a letter of authority for the purchases but this
disappeared during auditing. Despite all this occurring under Hishammuddin's watch, he remains in the cabinet.

The third incident relates to an ongoing scandal at the Port Klang Free Trade Zone - Port Klang is Malaysia's main
shipping port. Essentially, the port authority was forced by well-connected individuals to buy far more land than
planned for the free trade zone and at highly inflated prices, even though it could have compulsorily acquired the
land, literally saving billions.

This and development costs, and "professional fees", blew out the total cost for the zone from 1.845 billion ringgit
to 4.2 billion ringgit. It is a scam of outrageous proportions and is just the sort of thing that is turning foreign
investors off Malaysia in their droves.

Rather than make arrests, the Government is using taxpayers' funds to bail out the authority. The auditor-general
tipped off the responsible minister (a term I use loosely) - Chan Kong Choy, the Transport Minister - about the
problems, as did a foreign partner in the zone, but Chan ignored the warning. Has Abdullah fired Chan? Of course
not. Has the previous minister Ling Liong Sik been questioned by the police? Of course not.

These three instances were good opportunities for Abdullah to show his ministers who is boss. Well, he certainly
did that.

One might ask what on earth the Finance Minister has been doing in the face of all this waste and theft. Or,
indeed, even who is the Finance Minister? Extraordinarily, it is Abdullah. In a break with tradition, he occupies that
post as well as being Prime Minister. The firings should start with him.

After all, it's not as if Malaysia has a shortfall of ministers. On the contrary, Malaysia has no fewer than 72 ministers
and deputy ministers at the federal level. By way of comparison, Australia has 32 ministers and assistant ministers.
Is the quality of public administration in Malaysia more than twice as good as in Australia? Let the facts speak for

Malaysia is truly at a cross-roads. It has many good people with great potential but it is slipping beneath the waves
of mediocrity, weighed down by officials intent on an orgy of plunder while the ship's captain stands idly by.

The process of government needs to be dramatically and urgently overhauled. Malaysia needs a dynamic, strong
visionary leader who is up to the task. Instead, it has Abdullah Badawi.


Remember Rafidah Aziz once has asked the public not to take heed of foreigner's point of view regarding our country as she purported them to be not well-versed with the social hardship situation(multiracial) in Malaysia? Yes, she was actually referring to Michael Backman subsequent to the article written by him bombarding Rafidah Aziz about her impropriety in administrating her Cabinet power.

It's time to revamp

United in a demand for justice

Bus ride to justice

Police cause longer walk for lawyers

A soaked Azmi Sharom is jubilant with turnout (My favourite columnist in TheStar)

Too distress to express myself in the blog.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Shame on you Suhakam

Suhakam acronym for Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia is a human rights watchdog in Malaysia. It was established by the Malaysian Parliament using the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Act 1999, Act 597 has recently suffered severe critism from NGOs to opposition coalition (Barisan Alternatif) party for failure to conduct a public inquiry regarding Batu Buruk shooting incident which could have claimed 2 innocent life.

Sivarasa Rasiah (spokeperson for the crowd) is the Naib Presiden of Parti Keadilan Rakyat who said a remarkable statement which I venerate the most, " what lawyers you all have in the commission, send them back to the law school(I presume it's UM and UKM), to learn the law to understand the law with all due respect because we don't understand 'by operation of law'. This thing don't make sense"

The date of commencement of the protest mentioned by Siva in the above clip have yet to be announced. However on November 10th, BERSIH acronym for Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections , will conduct a People's Peaceful Assembly at Dataran Merdeka on the mentioned date where the convoy will march to Istana Negara to convey a memorandum requesting a clean and fair election to Yang Dipertuan Agong. Take note of the dresscode requirement for the assembly for those who are interested to participate.

November 10th assembly will be the most grand peaceful assembly(not demonstration) ever held and I hope to see some familiar face(my friends) with a liberal heart of countrymen on that memorable day. See you there.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Something vain people have conceded

Volkric : adui...sal kita duorang hensem tak manyak lui macam X and Y ar? haha

Cnigel : BETUL!!

Volkric : entah-entah semua lenglui buta rupa....

Cnigel : ...sial....jgn buat aku gelak sampai mati la

Volkric : haha....

Cnigel : tarc tu kan banyak. spread ur wings sure dapat con beberapa balik 1

Volkric : takleh....tarc lala too manyak. sekali lepas net...all lala....aduihai

Cnigel : lala kalau kasi masak baru matured lo

Volkric : lala kena masak lama baru buka dia punya shell la...otherwise masih lala

Cnigel : ya...masih masin

Volkric : haha...anyway..bye bye

Cnigel : ok

Volkric : nitez...muacks (lala kiss)

Cnigel : muackz (lala kiss)

Sorry for the benighted froth posted on this post. I've nothing to blog lately due to the mind ruffled by some private issue. Can't think positively right now. Only can think of potato.

Anyway, anyone wanted to know how to masak these kind of seafood, lala, so that they are matured enough for you, please drop me a private message.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

We rather die before the days comeby

Ironic isn't the suitable word to describe this catastrophe.

Fucked seems to be the right word.

How fucked up can it be when your lecturer appears to recommend a reference book for you to take advantage at, plagiarise the author's information subsequently reharshing them into your answer , when the examiners who appears to marks your final examination paper happens to be the author of the recommended reference book. It's uber fucked up, alright.

It's pathetically shit suck! if I'm the examiners having to mark/assess my own set of answer.

Man, it sucks!!!!!!!!! Argh........ Mau mati dah.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

Alternative to bribe

I beg to differ from using the word bribery in our life anymore because the word carry an illicit meaning which I found in itself dirty. I propose we instead use the word generous brutish settlement to replace the verb when we offer some money to traffic warden so they would omit their duty by not giving us a speeding ticket.

A settlement sounds more friendly and exculpatory. Isn't that what we want from our police force, to be a friendly enforcement? Well, not friendly towards high time criminal of course. We want a police force which is user friendly and approachable so that the layman could assist the police at catching the criminal (as oppose to traffic offenders)

A slight info about law, the perception that you're classify as a criminal subsequent of violating a traffic offence is utterly wrong. Criminals generally are those who commited a serious offence against the community(state) that either incarceration or capital punishment is sufficient to deter the conduct from repeating. It also send a message to the public about the severe consequence if the rest of the public ought to do the similar crime.

If you have violated a certain traffic rules, you're not a criminal. You're merely a traffic offender. It's still a miles away before you're given the "criminal" title in your identification card. For the layman's info, you are under a contractual term with the state from the day you receive a driving license. The contract resolve around where you have to renew(pay) your license validity in order to perpetuate the road and "promise" to abide by the traffic rules(contractual term). Whenever your driving license is expired, automatically your contract to use the road will ended and you will be classify an illegitimite road user. In a nutshell, failure to comply with a traffic rules(contractual term) doesn't make you a high time criminal because contract is a civil matter while crime is public matter.

However some might contemplated whether being granted a citizenship amounts to a contract and commit a crime against a state should therefore amount to failure to oblige his contractual term. In concern of this, you don't have to pay in order to be granted a citizenship. Hence it's not a contract in citizenship grant.