Monday, 18 August 2014

From District to State to Nation.



My friends are saying, if we listen to Dr Mahathir, the Selangor political saga is all because of Anwar. Anwar wants to become PM. Selangor is his stepping stone. By controlling Selangor he can buy UMNO and others to cross over and join Pakatan.
If Anwar does that, it is nothing new. Buying his way out of most political predicaments is second nature to people like Najib himself. Monetary gratification is a most effective way to soften the most hardened of political opponents. Selangor should be used as a strategic vantage point if the objective is to capture Purtajaya from the more evil clutches of BN politicians. 
So what is wrong with Anwar wanting to become PM and using Selangor in a more strategic way?
Some other friends are saying- it’s true, the problem in Selangor is caused by Anwar. But the problems in Malaysia are all due to Dr Mahathir. Dr Mahathir can be faulted for almost everything bad in Malaysia while he is credited with many things that are right for Malaysia.
So, we should not be overly concerned with what Dr Mahathir says. He has an undying hatred for Anwar. The two will continue to battle until one dies. We ought to see any statements about Anwar from Dr Mahathir as personal assessments with little political significance.
Anwar Ibrahim has the right to want to become the PM of Malaysia. If more people accept him, there is nothing anyone can do. Not even Dr Mahathir. 
Since the Khalid Ibrahim issue broke out, Anwar Ibrahim has been relatively quiet. Perhaps he has been issuing directives behind closed doors. Otherwise, his treatment of Khalid has been tangential- producing a subdued article about what is a leader without followers. Not quite a fire and brimstone article.
Otherwise, Anwar hasn’t criticised Khalid aggressively as did the others in PKR. Perhaps Anwar’s approach is a reflection of what Khalid has achieved in the more positive side.
Why is it wrong for Anwar to harbour the ambition to become PM? If he thinks he has the capacity to become the next PM and he has the support of Pakatan and the rakyat, Anwar ought to be voted in to become PM. I have said it many times, if Najib can become PM, anyone else can. You can look at the statement from any perspectives you like.
If I can single out Anwar’s most important achievement, it is that he has bonded 3 different major political parties to share a common platform. Not even Tengku Razaleigh when he broke away from UMNO to form Semangat 46 could achieve what Anwar did.
With a shared platform, Anwar has managed to offer the rakyat an alternative to BN, itself made of up of several different political parties. So why should Anwar be seen a lesser man and therefore not fit to become PM?
Malaysians owe him an eternal debt of gratitude for forging a common platform. The common platform is by no means absolute- it is rather a continuing work in progress as the different political parties strive to understand each other better. The recent Selangor saga showed clearly, the bond that exists between PAS- DAP and PKR must be strengthened with mutual respect, understanding and trust.
The only chink in Anwar’s armour is his alleged sexual misconduct, so depraved as the BN paints it out to be, that Anwar is morally unfit to become PM. His alleged recent most victim, Saiful Bukhari is suing Anwar for RM50 million. That makes Saiful the owner of the most expensive behind in Malaysia!
Now that morally depraved, is something you cannot conclusively proved. Since 1998, Anwar has been in and out of courts and even jailed for a number of years. The duration of his association with the courts, which makes Anwar the ‘other’ friend of the court, is now seen by the rakyat as being no ordinary prosecution but a persecution.
How can a man be persecuted for that long a time? Anwar’s endurance has even earned and gained admiration for that can only reflect a resolute and unshakeable spirit of the man. Any other man would have wilted a long time ago.
Indeed, rather than indicate a morally depraved being, Anwar’s endurance to withstand the longest persecution in Malaysian history has shown that Anwar has the moral fortitude.
Surely such a man is more than qualified to become the PM of Malaysia. How I personally feel about the man, is not significant at all. For that matter, to anyone else.  Can and will he gain the trust of the rakyat is more important and far greater significant.

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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Akibat Terlalu banyak Baca Komik



Agak nya perkara ini terlalu sukar untuk difahami. Inilah akibatnya bila terlalu banyak membaca komik gila gila. Atau baca 2-3 muka surat setahun. Atau ingat memadai menulis kebijaksanaan yang didapati dari perbualan dikedai mamak.
Isiu Khalid Ibrahim pada saya mudah.
·        Pertama Khalid Ibrahim ini bebal atau tidak? Jawatan MB ini bukan suatu jawatan yang dipilih secara lansung oleh rakyat. parti yang mana kamu jadi ahli telah mencadangkan nama kamu sebagai MB dan cadangan itu pula disetujui oleh rakan2 lain. Maka kamu jadilah MB.
·        Apabila parti yang menjadi penaung kamu sudah tidak ada lagi keyakinan terhadap kamu, dan memutuskan supaya kamu diganti, kamu sepatutnya secara hormat dan muliakan diri, berundur.
·        Parti2 lain yang dahulu nya bersetuju dengan parti penaung, mestilah ada keyakinan keatas tindakan yang diambil oleh parti tersebut.
·        Adalah salah dari segi prinsip, parti lain pula yang menjadi galang ganti mempertahankan seorang yang partinya sendiri tolak.
Adalah menjadi suatu yang memalukan, sesudah tidak ada mandate daripada parti kamu, kamu kesana sini menjual cerita hiba kamu untuk mendapat simpati dari pihak lain. Dan pihak lain pula tidak ada presence of mind untuk merujuk perkara tersebut daripada parti yang menaungi pengadu yang melalak sana sini.
Kenapa Khalid berdegil sangat untuk kekal jadi MB. Adakah nyawa nya bergantung kepada jawatan tersebut? Adakah jika tidak jadi MB, dia akan masuk jel?
Adakah ianya bersangkut paut dengan cara misteri dia menyelesaikan hutang RM66 juta nya? Khaid tak boleh kata ini perkara peribadi. Bila berhutang dahulu, Khalid was a nobody. Dia hanya seorang yang telah diberi saham Guthrie dan mahu mencagar saham tersebut untuk membiayai pembelian saham Guthrie. Bila dia mahu lunaskan hutang, dia berjawatan MB. Adakah kah orang ingat, Rashid Manaf mahu melayani Khalid Ibrahim kalau dia hanya seorang adun dari Ijok atau pelabuhan Kelang?
siapa yang membayar hutang ini? Khalid kata dia pinajm dari bank lain untuk bayar hutang dengan bank Islam. Saya tidak pernah dengar ada bank lain membeli suatu bad loan dari bank lain. Apa cagaran yang Khalid boleh beri kepada bank baru tersebut?
Adakah dia takut cerita sebenar penjualan tanah kepada Tropicana dan kemudian Tropicana jual pula kepada Ecoworld akan terdedah? Jika terdedah ianya akan mendedahkan bagaimana crook nya si Kalid ini.
Tropicana dan Ecoworld adalah business oligarchs. Adakah Khalid sebenarnya berkhidmat untuk kepentingan business oligarchs ini?
Pertama tanah ratusan ekar itu dijual kepada Danny Tan pemilik Tropicana secara bayaran installment. Selama 20 tahun. Si Danny Tan membayar pendahuluan hanya RM50juta. Setahu saya jika bayaran belum disempurnakan, hak milik masih dalam tangan kerajaan.
Jika demikian, bagaimana Tropicana boleh jual kepada Ecoworld pada harga yang berlipat ganda tanpa menyerahkan hak milik?Tropicana sebetulnya menjual asset kerajaan. Jika Khalid membenarkan ini terjadi dia telah commit breach of trust. bagaimana ini boleh terjadi kecuali dengan izin MB? Bererti MB telah terlibat dalam transaksi yang mencurigakan.
Tapi ini semua butiran2 mengenai tindakan2 yang mencurigakan. Ianya akan terburai kelak.
Prinsip asasnya ialah:- Jika parti yang nominate kamu sudah menarik balik nomination tersebut, maka adalah perkara yang terhormat lagi mulia kamu berundur. Ini bukan suatu pengwarisan dari bapak kita.

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Friday, 15 August 2014

How to Straighten a Wet Thread Using Convoluted Logic



I have said it in an earlier article. We are all waiting for PAS now. But PAS cannot blame anyone for being angry at the party and making negative inferences about it. We can’t, using the much used term- say shut the F**k-up to some people who want to express their views. In this important issue of Khalid’s recalcitrant holding on to the MB’s post, there are bound to be strong differing views. That also include expressions on PAS political inertia even after accepting its rationalisation that it’s not like replacing a ketua kampong.
In the last few hours I have seen many attempts at bullshitting. It’s all just attempts to straighten a wet thread. One PAS exco member says, they are staying behind to safeguard the RM3.2 billion cash reserves from falling into the hands of UMNO. Pray tell how. That is only possible if UMNO takes over the Selangor state government. With 12 people how is that possible? With Khalid, they will have 13 people strong. With 13 pas members, a government made up of 26 people, some made excos and other back- benchers, UMNO still cannot form a government.
My guess is Khalid will wait for a right time to recommend dissolution of the Selangor state assembly. It won’t even go to the stage of ascertaining a vote of confidence.
So to the stragglers, we can only say, you stay because you want to or are ordered to do so. Let us not insult the intelligence of others. It’s irrelevant even if the statement is issued by an ustaz. It’s not a word of God.
There is also an attempt at verbal semantics- by applying the philosopher‘s art of disputing everything. It goes something like this; How are we sure the people in the minority are wrong and the people in the majority right? That kind of approach would require an extraordinary skill in dissecting a human brain to discover what is inside their minds. You have signals from the majority and you want to belabour the obvious.
The practical and conventional method is a better way to discern higher legitimacy. What is the method? Accept the practical and the conventional. Surely the majority counts for something. The people in the majority must by definition have a better legitimacy to affirm a proposition. If the majority proposes that Khalid is no longer fit to become MB, do we reject that affirmation by saying- no, the majority is wrong, the minority is right?
If we do the unconventional because we are motivated by vengeful thoughts, then we celebrate the tyranny of the minority because we have applied a dubious logic. Even in a judgement where there is a dissenting view, while it is respected,the views of the majority is upheld in the judgement.
The sentiment is the same in politics. The voice of the majority is taken as a more valid affirmation of a proposition. If I say a person has more support because he has the bigger number of votes than a person with less number, that proposition ought to be accepted.  We are certainly trying to straighten a wet thread if we question whether the voice of the majority does represent a more legitimate proposition. If we reject the proposition that the majority represents a more legitimate preference, then we are living in a philosophical world and not the world of the reasonable man. In the world of the philosopher as well as the lost man, nothing is how it seems to be.
That would amount to saying that the 52% who voted for the PR or rejected the BN in GE13 cannot be accepted a representing a more legitimate voice than the 48%. If we keep insisting the 48% is a truer representation of people’s sentiments, there must something wrong with us.
We apply a convoluted logic then, when we tell people the 30 ADUNs who supported Wan Azizah do not present a truer picture of support but propose that the 26 people who support Khalid in potentia, represents the truer voice. I use the term in potentia- because as long as the purported support exists potentially, Khalid may not even have 26 supporters. 12 of them are certainly opposed to us in Pakatan. If Khalid counts the 12 as his supporters then he is clearly aligned to UMNO and if PAS comes in to support Khalid, that makes then accomplice to UMNO in insisting that Khalid is still MB.
What did Khalid claim actually when he met up with HRH the Sultan of Selangor?  This is not a question of forming a legitimate exco. Perhaps it’s true that in order to form a legitimate exco- you only need 4 other persons. But you still do not command a majority of the exco. Didn’t Khalid sack more than 4 excos, which means he does not have a majority even within the exco?
The issue is not a legal one. This should be obvious to everyone. The issue here is of political legitimacy. Khalid hasn’t got political legitimacy because he was sacked from PKR and he does not command the majority of the ADUNs in the Dewan. If he has not got the political legitimacy, then on what basis and authority can he sack members of the exco?
He holds the office of MB on a purely legalistic arrangement. That is until November when the Dewan sits and deliberates on the dewan business. The first order of business will surely be the tabling of a vote of no confidence.
Khalid is holding everyone at ransom now. Khalid is punishing not only the other legitimately elected reps and ADUNs, but he is holding the whole state of Selangor at ransom. In law, he may hold on to the MB post, but in substance he is rejected by the people.
I am not ready to concede that the people of Selangor want Khalid to stay on. From where do we get this information? The information is spread around by the chattering crowd who whisper along the corridors and maintain that all the accusations against Khalid are not true. It is the Goebbelsian logic of repeating lies sufficiently frequent so they assume the status of truths. Certainly to those who employ convoluted logic to straighten a wet thread, lies are true, and truths become lies.

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Lantik MB Baharu atau Bubarkan Dewan



Wan Azizah dapat sokongan majority ADUN.
Semalam, nona Wan Azizah tampil membuat deklarasi bahawa dia disokong oleh 30 ADUN PR. Ini bererti Wan Azizah mempunyai sokongan majority yang nyata.  diatas kertas, Khalid hanya ada 26 orang penyokong. 
2 hari sebelumnya, Khalid sudah istihar dia ada sokongan majority.  Siapa yang bercakap benar? Wan Azizah tampil dengan bukti, Khalid muncul dengan cakap kosong. Agak nya, Khalid ingat, percakapan nya sudah memadai.  
Azizah nyata lebih jantan dari Khalid. Dia ada bukti. Khalid cakap kosong. Makna-nya, Khalid Ibrahim  bukan sahaja durhaka kepada Sultan Selangor tapi dia membohongi Sultan.
Perkenankan Wan Azizah mengadap atau bubarkan dewan.
Jika precedent yang berlaku di Perak suatu masa dahulu dikira sebagai prinsip untuk diikuti, maka Wan Azizah sepatut nya diistiharkan sebagai MB. Dalam keadaan semua pihak peduli sangat mengenai harga dan kos menjalan PRU negeri, perkenan supaya Azizah dijadikan MB adalah cara yang paling kos efektif. 
Tapi proses political blackmail yang dilakukan oleh kerajaan Najib keatas Perak dahulu dikondem oleh ramai orang sebagai unconscionable dan tidak constitutional.  Dan Sultan Perak yang dahulu telah dicemuh dan dihina kerana tindakan nya. perkara ini semua orang tahu. Rakyat mesti ingat, pihak yang menyebabkan seorang Sultan terdedah kepada cemuhan dan penghinaan ialah politik UMNO.
Kali ini, kita mempunyai peluang untuk membetulkan imej Sultan Melayu sebagai mata-air keadilan- yakni Sultan Selangor memperkenankan supaya Dewan Undangan Negeri dibubarkan. Tidak kira ianya akan berharga RM50 juta untuk dijalankan. Ianya penting untuk mengesahkan bahawa penyelesaian yang kita ambil ialah penyelesaian yang demokratik dan ianya suatu langkah untuk memulihkan imej Sultan Melayu yang dikotorkan oleh politik.
Saya rasa jalan terbaik ialah membubarkan dewan undangan dan biarkan natural selection process dilakukan. Yang baik tetap akan menang. Tentulah UMNO tidak akan takut untuk berdepan dengan PRU Selangor dan Khalid Ibrahim sebagai seorang anak jantan tentu tidak takut juga untuk mensahihkan kejantanan nya. Kita pun hendak tahu jugak, atas parti apa Khalid mahu bertanding nanti? dalam konteks inilah Rafizi mengistiharkan bahawa, jika PRU Selangor berlaku dan jika rakyat yang memilih mahu menghukum PR, biarkanlah.
Siapa durhaka?
Bila wan Azizah mengistihar secara public, bahawa dia mempunya sokongan majority, apa yang sudah dilakukan oleh Khalid? 2 hari yang lalu, Khalid mengadap Sultan Selangor dan mengistihar depan raja negeri Selangor bahawa dia memimpin kumpulan majority. Saya pun hairan bagaimana Khalid menjastifikasikan dakwaan nya dan lebih menghairankan pula, tidak ada penasihat Sultan Selangor yang mencadangkan percakapan Kahlid itu mesti di buktikan.
Kepantasan Sultan Selangor menerima perakuan tanpa bukti dari Khalid, boleh membayangkan bahawa Sulatn Selangor diberi maklumat yang salah. Kahlid pula , kerana sedar bahawa dia sebenarnya tidak ada sokongan majority tapi berani pula membuat pengakuan , sudah menipu raja. Ini suatu kesalahan yang besar- menipu raja.
Khalid yang durhaka.
Dalam hal ini, Khalid lah yang sudah durhaka kepada raja. Zaman dahulu penderhaka disula. Saya harap habib Ali Al Habshee wa Cherasi tampil kemuka memberi amaran supaya Khalid jangan durhaka. Panglima2 Perkasa dan ISMA pun mesti kondem Khalid Ibrahim kerana menipu Sultan- bayangan Allah di muka bumi ini. Ini pembohongan, dusta, dosa besar dan durhaka. Jangan main main.
Raja Melayu mesti adil kepada semua. UMNO, PKR, DAP, PAS, dan lain2 semuanya rakyat kepada Raja Melayu. Kepada Melayu Arab pun. Saya nak beritahu Habib dan juga semua rakan2 UMNO saya diseluruh negara, mana2 Raja Melayu adalah raja kepada semua rakyat- bukan raja pada orang UMNO sahaja.  Dalam ikrar taat kepada Sultan, saya harap orang UMNO jangan lebih camca dari sudu.
Saya nak sebut disni supaya raja2 Melayu mestilah ingat bahawa pada suatu ketika orang UMNO durhaka amat sangat  kepada raja Melayu.  Jika sempurna agenda UMNO dahulu, negara kita sudah negara repablik.
Suka atau tidak suka dengan penampilan Wan Azizah dan 30 penyokong nya, membawa maksud Sultan Selangor mempunyai direct atau imputed notice bahawa Wan Azizah bukan si Khalid mempunyai sokongan majority. Sebab itu kepada saya Sultan Selamgor mempunyai 2 pilihan:
Ikut precedent negeri Perak dan titdak Wan Azizah mengadap dan perikasa betul aatu tidak Wan Azizah mempunyai sokongan majority ahli dewan.
Atau untuk membetulkan imhej Sultan Melayu dan mendaulatkan proses pemilihan yang demokratik, perkenankan supaya DUN Selangor dibubarkan.

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