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Sakmongkol ak 47

Monday, 26 July 2010

Some privacy please


Some development in my private life has unfortunately leaked to the public. It has been sensationalized beyond what it truly is. The embellishment by a particular tabloid is not true. We are working the problem out in the proper manner according to the laws of our religion. We are working things out.

Notwithstanding these things, I hope the reading public should not overlook the issues I raised in my articles. I will continue to do so. I apologize for this unfortunate development but I hope the public will respect my privacy and that of my family who are dealing with this matter in a delicate manner.

Thank you very much.


Quiet Despair,  26 July 2010 at 17:41  

Dear Sak

Yes indeed. You and your family must have the privacy.
It's no business of us to go there.
It does not serve anyone any good.
We are only interested in your political comments.
Please write as usual.

Anonymous,  26 July 2010 at 18:18  


a man has got to do what a man has got to do...

Anonymous,  26 July 2010 at 18:18  


Teruskan perjuangan anda. Saya tak campur your private life.

- pembekal payong nasi lemak

sri tribuana 26 July 2010 at 18:40  

I agreed with you, a man, any man deserve his own privacy. But may be you are more famous now as a blogger than as a politician, and tht's why some might envy you.
Teruskan perjuangan.

chapchai 26 July 2010 at 18:42  

Sir, your private life is exactly that - private. I wish you and your family well. Whatever your problems are, they will not stop me from visiting your blog and reading your well-written and argued articles.

Red Alfa 26 July 2010 at 18:49  

Salam Dato'

I feel for your personal pain.

I regret having the thoughts that your profound postings would get those who feel their interest might be threatened will look for this opportunity to tearing you if not have been planning for this opportunity. May Allah SWT shall fail their schemes.

We shall pray may you come out from this ever strengthened and more resolute to carry on with your outstanding blogging for a better Malaysia, for the sake of improving the lot of bangsa and ugama Melayu.

A Voice 26 July 2010 at 19:07  

That's the best thing to do, bro. I hope you guys sort it out.

Should it had to end, do it in the most civil manner.

Our religion demand that we maintain that respect for each other.

Habib RAK 26 July 2010 at 20:00  

Hi Sak,
Yes, i read it and i will uphold in respecting your privacy. Its indeed a private matter.

Anonymous,  26 July 2010 at 21:37  

Dear Datuk,
I have always looked forward to your articles which are fair and to the point.
I am aorry that your privacy has been invaded, and hope that the public will not probe further into your private life. However, people enjoy gossip and minding other people's business.
May you have privacy and peace.

Anonymous,  26 July 2010 at 22:09  

hope you can sort out you private matters accordingly.
best regards.

Anonymous,  26 July 2010 at 22:31  

Dear Dato Sak,

Your wish is duly respected. May you get through this difficult and delicate tests.

For all its intent and purpose, it came from a paper which the parent company think that they are the Malay Guardian - but guess what - they arent!

What a bloody shame - and if you read the Star (I know - my Chinese friends said that they are full of lies - but they havent read the Malay paper to truly understand the rotten state of our journos - or their souless editor in chief), and go to their digest of other newspaper daily - these idiotic news made the summary page from this Malay newspaper.

If I were a foreigner reading this particular section daily, I will get the impression that one segment of the population is clueless, bumbling idiots. Well, maybe too harsh - but you get my gist.

My pet peeves reading Malay newspaper is that they are devoid of truly intellectual content. If someone died in any accident, the mandatory question is "ada tak dia buat perangai yang pelik?"

Or, anything our of the ordinary is always "misteri" or "ajaib".

Or something that cant be explained is always "pelik tapi benar"

No attempt to explain, rationalize or debate.

Maybe they tried - but no one buy the newspaper then. There - the state of the Malay mind, or the state of the people trying to control the mind?

Melayu Baru.

Anonymous,  26 July 2010 at 22:43  

Its a sign of revenge against your postings. You do not deserve to be treated that way but unfortunately this is Malaysia.
As you are no longer a people rep you are entitled to your own privacy.

asha'man 26 July 2010 at 23:03  

Dato', let me just do this in BM for the benefit of the illiterates:

mana-mana juak dan balaci politik yg taknak kerja betul-betul, yg hanya mangharap kena suap, yg selalu nak menangguk projek dan komisen, puak-puak ni lah yg tengah berkenduri sekrg. Suku kaum ni bukannya paham "ad hominem" pun. Kalau paham pun, tapi selective lah sikit. Cuba kalau Dato' ni bagi suap kat diaorang, mesti sanggup defend dato'sampai mati punya lah

Anonymous,  26 July 2010 at 23:19  

yes, dato'

you have my respect. i wont hit below the belt. you are a good man.

kluangman 27 July 2010 at 00:36  

Ada kebaikan dan rahmat di atas semua perkara.

eekaa 27 July 2010 at 00:54  

Don't worry, it happens to all Muslims, especially the "warak" ones, "the sembahyang yang tidak tinggal tinggal's" ones.

Solve it, then it will be o.k.

Normal ones. O.k, NP.

Suci Dalam Debu 27 July 2010 at 01:43  

Dear Sir,

I hop eyou will get through this difficult period. I love your writings and am not interested in your private matters.

On the other hand, if I recall correctly, you did mentioned before in your writings about the affairs a former minister and his sexploits.

People living in glass houses should not throw stones.

My stand is still the same. Private matters involving cupid is strictly a personal matter.

umar,  27 July 2010 at 02:20  

I have been reading your blog for a long time. I have not heard of you when you were ADUN.
Now that your wife of 30 years wants a divorce. She suspects that you are having an affair with someone.Your private life is susceptible to public scrutiny.Don't hide behind any notion of privacy.In Malaysia, we are always under seige. The authorities are always watching us or spying. Then again Islam allows polygamy. A good wife should stand by her man.Every muslim woman should accept the fact that polygamy is legal. So it is hard for anyman to face when his own wife suspecious of him. May Allah guide you both.

ManInHis30s,  27 July 2010 at 02:32  


Be strong. I agree, everyone has personal lives and it should be kept private. It for sure will not undermine your ideas and constructive criticism in your postings.

Please do keep posting when the time is right for you. Like many things, this too will pass.

schenker78 27 July 2010 at 06:47  

i guess UMNO people are attacking dato' sak for his brave questioning of them...

hishamh 27 July 2010 at 09:13  


It is a sad commentary on our society that private affairs become fair game for the mass media.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this trying time.


nightcaller 27 July 2010 at 10:19  


InsyaAllah everything will come out fine. Do not be hasty in arriving to conclusions.

Your privacy is respected...

Anonymous,  27 July 2010 at 11:32  

Dato', I think most of us were actually in the dark about this issue until you mentioned it. I went to your wife's blog and read what she had to say. It is indeed heart-wrenching to see both of you going thru this troubled period, even though I have never met either of you. May the force be with you.


Greenbottle 27 July 2010 at 12:05  

dato sak;

go on the offensive! but first look at the bright side. there is no better proof that you're now taken seriously when people (and I bet UMNO people) are now hitting you below the belt. when they lose an argument most weak minded people's last resort is always to hit below the belt.

and since it's quite obvious that your weakness (as most people are too!) are below the belt literally speaking, the only way to defend is by an attack. and it's so easy with umno big guns. probably every one of them have dirts on their dicks!

go get a PI and find out the skeletons in their closets...keep these to yourself and only shoot them as and when needed...

having said all that...look at it this way. we live on this earth only once. live it to the fullest. good luck!

PH Chin 27 July 2010 at 12:34  


Yes, private matters should remain private.

We value your idea, thought and insight on Malaysian politics.

Keep up the great work !

Anonymous,  27 July 2010 at 12:35  

Dato Sak

One point needing your clarification. You said, "It must begin, by laying the foundations that ensure, on a higher probability, that good people will emerge. It must be system that incorporate the principle of rewarding those with better intelligence and ability, better. "

Agreed!! But does that statement limits itself to only Malays, or open to ALL Malaysians??? The politics of today and the race-colored civil service do not lend your vision of a future Malaysia to encompass all MALAYSIANS.

Is Malay-CENTRICITY in our political life a problem to your vision , as most non-Malays think so?

Or the fear of "Malaysian Malaysia" which has spooked UMNO for the last 40 years?

The emergence of Perkasa and its popularity among the Malays only confirm that the above two circumstances over ride all other considerations, including your expectations of a future, more efficient and well-managed nation.

Anonymous,  27 July 2010 at 13:25  

Dato Sak

Your privacy is sacrosanct. You deserve, as we all are, our privacy and it should have nothing to do with our public life.

The attack dogs in the mainstream media are out for blood. There is much to be said about our govt control press.

Anonymous,  27 July 2010 at 15:54  

Datuk Sak,
I’m an ardent fan of your blog. I pray and hope everything will turn out fine for you and your family. Count yourself lucky coz if this were to happen when you were running for a seat, I’m pretty sure majority of women will vote you out.

Anonymous,  27 July 2010 at 16:20  

salam 1 malaysia to all
In this difficult period,
trust in Allah and His laws . All is well that ends well.

We are behind you and you are in our

Take care


4godsake,  28 July 2010 at 00:05  


Even an alleged criminal of murder and adultery suspect would have his family wife and daughter wearing T-shirts which imprinted - "Proud of you".

Yet he walked out the court scot free!

What is the big deal with your private life it's something to do with religious way which can be settled?!

We are not all the snoop squad they would only be interested with your private life.

Who others care?!

Keep up with your righteous and the guts of telling the spade is a spade, we are always with you!


Anonymous,  28 July 2010 at 01:33  


your private life does not impede on how you think for malaysia and therefore of inconsequence to us. Anyway its none of our damn business. but i do like your wife via her blog though even though i do not know her personally. God bless

uppercaise 28 July 2010 at 23:56  

Dato Sak, my sincerest best wishes that your family are able to find an honourable resolution to family matters with dignity. It is unfortunate that newspapers are open to salacious gossip; through your writings you have become a political web celebrity, and in our time the crab syndrome you described in an earlier posting works its way through the press also. Your postings are an example to other politicians and would-be politicians. With regards,

bakaq a.k.a. ~penarik beca 30 July 2010 at 02:06  

Saya dok baca blog ni hampir setiap posting. Kadang-kadang saya linked dlm blog saya. Tapi saya hampir tak pernah komen.

Tapi kali ni saya nak bagi tau perasaan saya.

Ada dua berita Kosmo! yang sangat saya benci. Iaitu mengenai kisah peribadi Allahyarham Yasmin Ahmad - walaupun amat jarang saya bersetuju dengan pendirian dan hasil karyanya. Dan kedua, apa yang saya baca di muka hadapan akhbar tu pagi Ahad tu ketika nak pi minum pagi di Restoran Thaqwa, Taman Melewar (sambil lalu di depan kedai sebelah restoran tu - tengok sambil tangan ke belakang sbb memang tak dak hati nak beli).

Kalaulah apa yg saya buat boleh diambil sebagai contoh, amat salah perkiraan pengarang akhbar tu kalau dia ingat akhbarnya orang teringin nak beli kerana cerita macam tu.

Tu ja yang saya nak habaq.

Nak bagi kata2 semangat pun rasa macam cliche sangat. Datuk lagi tau apa nak buat.

Saya setuju sangat dengan kata2 kawan saya yg selalu jugak saya belanja saya minum, A Voice, "Our religion demand that we maintain that respect for each other."

Mudah2an petunjuk dan kasih sayang Allah swt kepada Datuk dan keluarga.

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