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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Happy Birthday, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.




 
Today I joined many others in wishing YBM Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah many good wishes and felicitations on his 73rd birthday. He was born in 1937, became an ADUN in 1969 and since 1974, was the MP for Gua MUsang.
He was MP since the days of fixed line telephones (when we had to go though operators sometimes) and accessibility to places like Gua Musang was by boats. In those days, in less sanguine environment, TRH ever the gentleman that he is would never refuse to partake in eating food served to him even when its hygiene was suspect. He always carried a plentiful supply of antibiotics which would be eagerly consumed once back on the boats.
He is our longest serving MP in parliament. Last year I wrote some articles after spending a few hours probing his thinking on many issues. He has proven to be most perceptive in many areas. To me personally, he is the PM we never had.
Recently he displayed the usual characteristics that have become hallmarks to his great leadership. In a speech celebrating James Puthucheary, he stated:-
On the prerequisite of economic advancement:-
Our economic stagnation is clearly not something we can tackle or even discuss in isolation from the problem of a broken political system and a compromised set of public institutions.
On NEP:-

It was and remains the most low-cost way to portray oneself as a Malay champion.
It had a national agenda to eradicate poverty and address structural inequalities between the races for the sake of equity and unity. The Malays were unfairly concentrated in low income sectors such as agriculture. The aim was to remove colonial era silos of economic roles in our economy. It has been trivialized into a concern with obtaining equity and contracts by racial quotas. The NEP was to diversify the Malay economy beyond certain stereotyped occupations.   It is now about feeding a class of party- linked people whose main economic function is to obtain and re-sell government contracts and concessions.
Happy birthday, Tengku.

Sakmongkol AK47.

15 comments:

Wenger J Khairy 13 April 2010 at 10:02  

YBM Tengku is a great man. His leadership style is the difference that will make Malaysia 1st world status and can be described as being decent and upright.

Happy Birthday to him and best wishes from all the staff of Padedoh, Waziboy, Rembau Times and Wenger@War

Quiet Despair,  13 April 2010 at 10:06  

Happy 73 Tengku.
You are a bit younger than my mom, Pak Engku.
If not for Musa musang Hitam, you would have been our PM.
You are far superior than Musa and Anwar put together.
Not too late to pursue the premiership, eh?

kluangman 13 April 2010 at 11:02  

Jawatan PM selain dari Najib, semuanya dapat dalam keadaan 'tidak terancang awal dan rapi' tetapi nasib dand keadaan menyebelahi.

Musa Hitam yang cuba memadamkan terus harapan Ku Li sebagai PM akhirnya sendiri tersasar juga. Anwar Ibrahim yang mengenepikan Tun Ghaffar secara sadis akhirnya tersingkir jauh lebih hina.

Seperti Muhyiddin yang juga sukar diramal di mana akan berakhir maka Ku Li juga masih ada harapan ke Putrajaya lebih lebih lagi dengan Najib yang juga boleh digoyah dan PRU13 yang tidak menjanjikan pada mana mana parti.

Selamat puja umur pada Ku Li.

Anonymous,  13 April 2010 at 12:17  

Dato'

Do Good Guys Comes Last?

No, the country is just not ready for them....

We, who believe in Substance rather than Hype are in the minority...

Happy Birthday Ku Li. Although you may be a man of Substance, as long as conditions are not there, nothing will come to be.....

We will be assailed daily by Sloganology as long as Mr Hype is in Power...

Beware though, for everything is Impermanent, and Dukka will continue as Life's lessons are handed out to the Uninstructed Ones......




Joe Black

zulkifli 13 April 2010 at 13:37  

The PM we deserve and never had. What a pity that we never had the opportunity of him leading the nation.

Anonymous,  13 April 2010 at 16:06  

SALAM....YAM KU LI.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY....WE REALLY WANT YOU TO BE THE PM OF MALAYSIA....KEEP GOING...THERE IS STILL A CHANCE...YOUR VOICE IS HEARD LOUDER BY THE DAY....PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME....INSYAALLAH.

Anonymous,  13 April 2010 at 16:09  

SALAM....YAM KU LI.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY....WE REALLY WANT YOU TO BE THE PM OF MALAYSIA....KEEP GOING...THERE IS STILL A CHANCE...YOUR VOICE IS HEARD LOUDER BY THE DAY....PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME....INSYAALLAH.

bat8 13 April 2010 at 19:14  

Dato

Amat bersetuju yang Kuli adalah PM we never have. Sekiranya wasiat Tun razak disempurnakan oleh Almarhum tun Hussien Onn, negara kita mungkin sudah maju kehadapan, setanding dengan singapore, korea selatan dan taiwan.

Kuli adalah lebih baik dari TDM, bukan setakat Musa Hitam + Anwar Ibrahim sahaja. Tetapi politik pemimpin UMNO/UMNO(Baru) lebih penting dari segala-galanya. Jadi padan muka kita semua.

bat8

donplaypuks® 13 April 2010 at 21:41  

Bro

Digressing a wee bit, what are your thoughts on foot-in-mouth Naztri's disclosure today that APCO's bill to the RAKYAT to date is RM 76 million and not RM28 million as bandied about before. I presume the meter is still running.

BY comparison, Dr.M paid only RM 7.6 million!! So, I wonder of Najib thinks OBama is God?

Looks like the UMNO/BN system of blatantly lying and deliberately misleading the Rakyat has has not abated stopped. If anything it's gaining momentum!!!

dpp
We are all of 1 race, the Human Race

Suci Dalam Debu 13 April 2010 at 22:02  

Sir,

I believe that both TRH and you feel the same pain knowing what a corrupt and inefficient UMNO has turned into and powerless to do anything about it.

Happy birthday YBM TRH.

Anonymous,  13 April 2010 at 22:48  

mari kita doakan keselamatan dan kesejahteraan untuk beliau

umar,  14 April 2010 at 00:57  

Salam Tuan,

Berita Harian today front paged Najib with Obama. Also in the front page was a news item with photo ; "Kris Dayanti putus cinta".
Howww, that is the news being fed to the masses in the Malay press.
There was no news about Tengku Razaligh, the man who was once our Finance Minister and is still the most senior parlimentarian.
Go down the memory lane... Mahathir's birthday was celeberated in Dec every year since 1981. Samy Vellu would be among the first to feed him a cake piece. This was an annual event.
After retirement Mahathir changed his bithdate giving some crap excuse.
TRH was the first person to criticize Mahathir on setting up our National Car,PROTON. It would be a blunder, he warned. Mahathir bulldozed his idea.
Where is PROTON today? Billions lost in the process.
TRH is now talking about the rights of Kelantan on petroleum royalty. We have never heard him speak in parliment with much vigour all his life. Anyway it is not late.I hope his Semangat 46 is active in him lest he would have long abandoned politics. He is loyal to UMNO that he once knew.The UMNO Baru has abandoned him.All the Team B fellows left him alone to wither away.....

Happy Birthday, Tengku.You are the PM we never had.

Are You Gonna Go My Way,  14 April 2010 at 04:26  

I dont know why..but I feel like I wanna puke reading some of the praises....

Razaleigh was never a leader...if he was..he would have become the PM years back...but whats stopping him?
HIMSELF

Anonymous,  14 April 2010 at 06:41  

Happy birthday Tengku.
Long live to you.

If only you had beaten Dr. M in the UMNO Presidential election, the history of Malaysia would be totally different; for the better.

Very sad indeed for Malaysia. The future is now towards Islamic Pakistan; war & hunger

AA

Anonymous,  14 April 2010 at 06:50  

Happy Birthday . ku Li

Many happy returns of the day

Prophet SAW advice to muslims is repeated here as a reminder-

Live [struggle for your belief] as if you will never die
And Pray as if tomorrow will be your last

notoktok

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