Thursday, 27 December 2012

People POwer vs The Tyrany of the Status Quo



The PM likes to thump his chest to say he is PM to all.  He will say that whenever he is away from the UMNO crowd. When he is among the brethren, he will sound the most xenophobic of all Malays. he is the same person now as he was when he unleashed the Kris to say, this will bathe in Chinese blood. So why should Chinese, Christians and non-Christians even want to believe him? Can you believe a PM who even debases himself to declare officially open a public toilet?
He is the same person, who says we will defend what is ours to the last drop of his blood. The PMship, the government, the seat at Putrajaya do not belong to him. They belong to the rakyat.
A PM of the people does not go around saying, you help me, I help you. A PM of the people helps those around him because it is his duty, he is duty-bound and he helps because he can. He does not help because he expects some reciprocity not even the utterance of thank you. If he does and demand that, then we have an insincere and untrustworthy PM. This kind of PM deserves only our rejection.
Everyone else if he/she becomes PM, is PM for all. That kind of declaration isn’t Najib’s to monopolize. If Anwar becomes PM, he is PM of all. if Tengku Razaleigh is PM, he is PM to all. anyone who is PM is PM for all.
Will the rakyat vote for him and his party? On vote for UMNO means a vote and endorsement for continued corruption, extending misrule and unaccountability, belaboring under discretionary rule. A vote for UMNO means continued pillage and plunder of our economy. A vote for UMNO means a vote for dictatorship and a concentration of power in the hands of one person. One vote for UMNO means you are giving a license for Rosmah Mansor to shop until our treasury coffers is empty.
Malays are better off not voting UMNO. Because the present UMNO is not the old UMNO which speaks on behalf of the Malays.  Since 1987 when the old UMNO was destroyed, the new UMNO is but an extension of the PM. The office of the PM represents the tyranny and power of the PM’s office.
When old UMNO ceased to exist because it was declared to be unlawful and illegal, the leader of the party ceased to coexist too. The whole, which was BN should be have also been declared illegal and unlawful too since its biggest component was illegal and unlawful. How can a whole continue to exist and stay alive when it has stage-4 cancer? How, could BN exist lawfully for that brief time in 1987, when its main component was declared unlawful? It had to take on the same stature and be unlawful too.
But Mahathir took advantage of the situation. He refused to revive the old UMNO and instead made use of BN to appoint him as leader of BN and got appointed as PM. He was for that brief time  persona non grata- he was not leader of the biggest party commanding the majority support of members in Parliament. Maybe the legal experts will have to relook as this sordid episode in our political history brought about by Mahathir. Did BN have legal status when it convened to appoint party-less Mahathir as BN chairman and PM?
Since then, all UMNO presidents who go on to become PM speak on behalf of 3.2 million members not on behalf of Malays. Mahathir and successive UMNO presidents go on to make UMNO the spokesman for 3.2 million members. UMNO no longer represents the voice of the Malay rakyat but a spokesman for the interest of powerful cliques within its 3 million members.
The BN people are also better off not voting UMNO. The BN has over 7 million members. UMNO members are 3.2 million strong. Therefore non UMNO BN members account for 3.8 million. There are more of you and less of them. Malays are not going to vote for UMNO. If Malays reject UMNO, why should non-Malays support UMNO?
In 2008- UMNO candidates got only 2 million Malay votes. 3.7 million Malay voters including 1.2 million UMNO members did not support UMNO candidates. Because Malays already knew back then, New UMNO speaks on behalf of selected cliques within UMNO. Malays have already realized there were more of them and less of Malays in UMNO. The Malays have already learnt to be assertive. Non Malays need to learn from Malays in this respect. There are more of you and less of UMNO in BN. you go away, UMNO will die.
Where do they want to get support from? They can’t even get full support from its 3.2 million members. More Malays are already decided on rejecting UMNO. Non Malay citizens can’t be less discerning or less clever than Malays in this aspect. The best thing is for all of you to withdraw support from the UMNO bully and throw your weight and ride on the crest of the waves.
The next political tsunami is inevitable. On whose side do you stand?

34 comments:

Anonymous,  27 December 2012 at 13:34  

Dato,

Najib's promises made all over the country should run into trillions if I am not mistaken. Every nook and corner he visits is to buy himself (and UMNO) votes; he promises schools, houses, temples and mosques, canals, drainage and what not. Besides these he has awarded cash by the billions and done whatever to buy votes. Where will he get the money for all these besides the usual budgetary expenditures?
On the other hand, his contemporaries in UMNO are planning ways to oust him; by fair means or foul.
Do we trust a man who is not even sure of his party's presidency to keep his promises?
Yet MIC, MCA, PPP and Gerakan choose to stand by UMNO. Will they survive after the next elections?

Anonymous,  27 December 2012 at 15:14  

Dato', the Malays i know will still vote for BN, because the spite, anger and venom thrown by the non-Malays are frightening. The non-Malays seem so vengeful – you wonder how they will treat the Malays once the non-Malays come to power.

Cahaya Qalbu,  27 December 2012 at 16:51  

The majority of rakyat are indeed sidelined in favor of the BNs’ elites & preferred few. If we total all the wealth of all UMNO/BN leaders past and present, with their families, plus the wealth held in trust by their cronies which will run into hundreds of billions, it could well amount to a mammoth wealth than what is currently held by all ordinary Msians combined!

At this moment, in this economic time of recession, most Msians are just scraping by in term of livelihood much less having enough left for saving. (PTPTN, house loan, car loan, credit card, etc are all debts necessary to keep most of us fed and clothed) which mean the majority are net negative in savings and in value (financial wise).

So, in reality, the majority ordinary Msians are poor, when compared to BN leaders who are by comparison very rich, filthy rich with so much money to open overseas saving accounts; enjoying luxurious vacations abroad several times annually; owning huge mansions home & abroad, with numerous servants and fleets of luxury vehicles and of course enough leftover pennies to throw away as "voting incentives" to the poor masses. That alone would be a very compelling evidence of how life under BN is appalling and not even remotely good, much less prosper, as UMNO/ BN would like the rakyat to believe.

We are in fact just like the "slave" caste in ancient Warlord’s kingdom and BN’s elites is the perennial masters and lords. The only difference is that we are too unintelligent to recognize our quandary, held in bondage by debts and in servitude by blind stupid loyalty to BN when compared to those "slaves-proper" in ancient time when at least they know they are slaves. Well, maybe ignorance is ecstasy to the ignorant rakyat.!!!

Anonymous,  27 December 2012 at 18:53  

Salam Dato,

Kepada seluruh pengundi: Undi Umno bermakna menggalakkan rasuah, Undi Umno bermakna menggalakkan rompak keatas harta rakyat, undi umno bermakna menggalakkan salahguna kuasa, undi umno bermakna negara hancur.

Mohd Zuki

konpiusd,  27 December 2012 at 18:57  

the officiation of toilet 1malaysia (T1M) is evidence of the bn listening to the rakyat's bladder ... or is it rakyat suda kena kencing???

Anonymous,  27 December 2012 at 20:30  

wow-- i thought all politicians n PM are servants of the nation n not THE MASTER as they are elected to serve the PEOPLE., in malaysia--politicians are KING lah n masters

monsterball 27 December 2012 at 20:51  

Ariff Sabri remembers vividly and the post is a reminder to all...not to forget.

Anonymous,  27 December 2012 at 22:42  

Anon 15:14

I am a non Malay.All that you have said is not in my heart and I believe lots and lots of others feel the same way. Why? Because we now understand the "guilty"ones are not the ordinary Malays.
Believe me, if this country 'perishes'do you think that it will only affect the Malays. You can no longer escape the effects of globalisation because if you look deep enough this is what it is all about and there is no escape. If one is hurt, so will the others.

Pok Li,  27 December 2012 at 22:43  

Anon 1514,

The spite, anger and venom will be thrown by the non-Malays from MCA, Gerakan & MIC. They are the ones who will be vengeful once BN loses power as they have everything to lose being on the opposing side.

The non-Malays from DAP, PKR & those from Sabah & Sarawak will abide by the agreement signed by leaders of Pakatan Rakyat to uphold Malaysian constitution and maintain harmony between different races.

bruno,  27 December 2012 at 23:02  

Dato,Najib will win in a popularity contest in Umno or BN hands down.But he is a politician and the president of a dog eat dog party called Umno B,and is already fighting for his political life.

Najib says that he is the PM for all Malaysians.But where was he when the katak Abrahim Ali was screaming racial and religious explicits at the Christians,Chinese and other minorities.He was too busy in a popularity contest,and at the same time minding his own business.

When Abrahim Ali was belittling the presidents of the MCA and MIC,who are members of his BN coalition,where was Najib.He was too busy trying to please the right wing of his own party Umno,that he throw them to the hungry wolfs as sacrificial lambs.

If Najib is so helpless that he cannot even lend a hand to support the party presidents of his own coalition,what can he do for Malaysians as a whole.He has nothing to offer to the Malaysian people except "NATO".

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 00:11  

The Malays I know on the contrary do not want to vote for umno. They are fed up with the incessant lies, plundering and pillaging of the country's wealth and mismanagement by the umno bn elitist. Most of them are umno members and will vote for the opposition in the upcoming GE. THEY ARE JUST PLAIN FED UP 2nd time around.

the gaffe guy who know's,  28 December 2012 at 02:46  

How come Najib and Umno/BN ministers did not come out and condemned the attack on opposition party politicians and supporters in ceramahs in towns,cities and felda schemes.And how about the attack on students in places of higher learning and Dataran Merdeka.

Is it because they are the ones ordering these attacks.Their silence says so.And where is the PDRM.Must be chasing the whores down the lorongs.Or out chasing the invisible activists,Banglas, Myammars and Parkistanis not registered under the phamtoms.

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 05:42  

When you have cancercerous cells(Umnoputras) that is beyond cure,what do the surgeon do.They cut of the cancerous cells of no return,and throw them into the burning boiler.

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 05:43  

'spite, anger and venom thrown by the non-Malays are frightening'.

With decades of bad leadership, gross mismanagement, rampant corruption and etc.....the correct word should be UNDERSTANDABLE, not 'frightening', by ALL Malaysians at the government.

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 05:52  

'But where was he when the katak Abrahim Ali was screaming racial and religious explicits at the Christians,Chinese and other minorities'.- bruno

You cannot expect a party/leader who placed race/party first to take care of or be fair to other minorities.

Their political survival come first at all costs.

monsterball 28 December 2012 at 06:07  

People are not afraid of a corrupt government.
It is the corrupted government leaders that are afraid of the People.

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 07:10  

Anon:15:14 - how they will treat the Malays once the non-Malays come to power.

Pray tell me, if you understand simple arithmetic, how the non-Malays can ever 'come to power' at Putrajaya?

Don't display your ignorance and racism by hiding behind a nonsensical statement.

monsterball 28 December 2012 at 09:24  

The separation of races are made by Umno for decades.
It will take years for all to be proud as Malaysians first...and race second.
Look at USA....did anyone say an Afro Negro is elected as President?..and mind you...elected for second term by bigger margin.
Mahathir is a cruel man indeed to keep playing race and religion politics for 22 years.....encouraging corruption...where he himself is known as the most corrupted PM.. to have stolen 200 billion in 22 years.
One son is known as one of the riches man in the world.
Do not let Umno B corrupt your minds. Be proud Malaysians...and if one day...a non Malay is elected as PM ...be it know HE/SHE is a Malaysian and not a Chinese or Indian..this and that.
Malaysians are ready to change the government and we are doing all these..for country and people...not for the personal benefits..or of one race.
Umno Baru leader Najib is never a sincere man...so was Dollah.
The worst of the lot....is none other than Mahathir...who cannot retire nobly because his party..his sons are in grave danger..if Umno Baru is defeated at 13th GE.

Paradigmshift,  28 December 2012 at 09:31  

Dear Dato SAK,
Pada analisis saya, samaada BN/UMNO akan survive PRU13 bergantung banyak kepada siapa yang akan diundi oleh orang Melayu dan Bumiputera yang tidak berparti. Melayu dalam UMNO kemungkinan besar akan mengundi BN, sementara Melayu dalam parti-parti dalam PR tentu akan mengundi PR.Melayu/Bumiputera di luar BN dan PR terbahagi kepada dua kategori besar khususnya mereka yang berada di kawasan bandar dan mereka yang berada di luar bandar. mereka yang berada di kawasan bandar lebih terdedah kepada pelbagai sumber maklumat dan berfikiran lebih terbuka berbanding dengan mereka yang berada di luar bandar. Mereka mungkin tidak lagi sentimental dengan 'comfort zone' yang lalu iaitu UMNO. Mereka yang berada di kawasan-kawasan bandar di Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor, umpamanya, sekarang sudah mengalami dua pentadbiran oleh dua parti gabungan yang berbeza dan boleh membuat kesimpulan samaada kehidupan mereka semakin baik, semakin buruk atau sama sahaja.Jika pada pandangan mereka , kehidupan seharian mereka tidak terjejas oleh pemerintahan mana-mana parti pun, maka kemungkinan besar mereka akan mengambil pertimbangan kepada isu-isu makro seperti rasuah, keadilan, ketelusan dan sepertinya dalam membuat keputusan untuk mengundi siapa.
Bagi orang-orang Melayu di luar bandar pula, boleh di bahagikan kepada dua kategori. Pertama ialah mereka yang tinggal di Kelantan, Trengganu, Kedah dan Perlis yang mana ugama Islam adalah menjadi teras kepada kehidupan seharian mereka.Kepada mereka perkara-perkara kebendaan dan isu-isu makro dan nasional tidaklah sepenting isu-isu ugama. Kategori yang kedua ialah mereka yang sudah begitu lama berada dalam 'comfort zone' yang sedia ada, begitu sentimental dengannya , begitu tebal keMelayuannya dan begitu takut dan bimbang dengan perubahan environmen politik mereka. Mereka juga kurang terdedah dengan pelbagai sumber maklumat dan pemikiran mereka dikongkong oleh apa yang disuakan kepada mereka oleh media perdana yang dikawal oleh parti yang memerintah di peringkat pusat.
Di kalangan Bumiputera di Sabah dan Sarawak dan orang Asli di Semenanjung pula , di samping mereka tidak terdedah kepada sumber maklumat yang pelbagai, mereka lebih mementingkan isu-isu 'bread and butter' untuk meneruskan kehidupan seharian mereka.Bagi mereka, isu rasuah, ketelusan pentadbiran, keadilan dan sepertinya adalah isu-isu yang sukar mereka fahami. Sebaliknya siapa yang boleh memberikan mereka jalanraya, bekalan letrik, bekalan air, rumah, bantuan kewangan dan sepertinya, dialah yang patut diberi undi.
Inilah senario yang sebenarnya menjadi medan perjuangan politik yang perlu digarap oleh mana-mana gabungan parti untuk mereka mengatur strategi dan taktik bagi mempengaruhi keputusan siapa yang hendak diundi oleh orang-orang Melayu/Bumiputera seperti yang saya cerakinkan di atas.
Sebagai satu contoh, sekiranya seorang penceramah PR berkempen di desa-desa yang dihuni oleh orang-orang Melayu kategori yang kedua dan menghentam BN/UMNO kerana menyalahlaksanakan DEB untuk memewahkan kroni-kroni mereka, isu ini tak laku kepada mereka kerana mereka lihat di kampung mereka kehidupan mereka tidak terjejas dengan kekayaan kroni-kroni itu.Infrastruktur di kampung mereka lengkap, ada letrik, ada bekalan air, ada jalan tar, ada surau, ada dewan, ada sekolah,ada subsidi baja dan lain-lain. Bahkan mereka mereka akan kata "baguslah tu, ada di kalangan bangsa mereka yang kaya, bolehlah orang dapat kerja dengan orang-orang kaya itu".Jadi macam mana hendak 'deal' dengan orang kampung sperti ini? Cuba fikirkan. Wallahua waalam.

Sumpitan Emas,  28 December 2012 at 10:29  

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What was the status quo ante?

Flashback to post May 13th 1969 from discussion by Farish Noor (FN) with NOC (National Operations Council) Secretary Dato Abdul Rahman Hamidon(DARH), Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad (TSAA)and Jason Tan, from 'Off the Edge' - Aug 2009 Issue.

DARH:... when the trouble started we were informed by the security people the situation was more or less out of control. It was very bad...Tun Razak called the military, the police and some of the senior civil servants - Tan Sri Kadir Shamsuddin, Tan Sri Sheikh Abdullah, Tan Sri Samad. The civilians were aided by the legal people such as Tan Sri Salleh Abas and Dato Hashim Yeop...:they were the ones who drafted the blueprint for the NOC; the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency at that time, Harun Hashim, was also there....our friend Tan Sri Ghazali Shafie was there too, he had a big part in it...They wanted to suspend Parliament,...suspend the Cabinet,....ban politics (so they could) run the country on an Emergency basis. And they had decided to appoint a Director of Operations, Tun Razak, who would run the whole country. ….and they were backed by the legal people that time, such as Tan Sri Salleh Abbas. It was he and Hashim(Yeop Sani) who drafted the plan for the NOC. I was there, I saw them. The NOC was plan was drafted in pencil, and there was no secretary. Tan Sri Salleh Abbas was the one who took the document to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong with Tun Razak. The Agong signed the declaration on that piece of paper.

FN: So the blueprint for the NOC, that historical document that effectively suspended Parliament,…and the entire political process for almost three years, was written on a piece of paper with a pencil?

DARH: It was definitely handwritten, because we had no recourse to secretaries, no typists…and they had to do it in a hurry, so it was handwritten. I don’t know where that piece of paper is now. I think Tan Sri Salleh Abbas has it.

FN: And this was the role that Salleh Abbas played at that time? As one of those who drafted NOC blueprint?

DARH: Yes, he and Hashim(Yeop Sani) — they were the brains behind it, on the legal side. The army had given their side of the story, and the police more so — the police thought that Parliament should be suspended, so there should be no politicking; they wanted to run the country, not as an army-run state, and not a dictatorial state either, but we can say, under a state of Emergency rule… There were two things the government introduced then: the first was a law to make the civil servant leave the government for the private sector, with a pension. There also another law whereby the government made it compulsory for civil servants to retire ‘in the public interest’. There were many people who did not work and could not perform but the government could not make them leave. So under this law, which Tun Razak signed, he could just dismiss people.

FN: Were some of these dismissals political in nature?

DARH: No, no, I don’t think so. Because most of the recommendations came from the secretaries-general [of the relevant ministries]. However most of the people who were dismissed were from the POLICE! (my emphasis).

FN: ….As you watched all this lobbying happening, were you worried that the trend might escalate? Tun Ismail, for example, talked about this, the danger of centralising too much power in one person…

DARH: I am telling the truth. Tun Razak never interfered with contracts….Tun Razak would never accept anybody coming to lobby him; everything had to go back to the civil servants. Tenders were managed by the tender boards. If I remember correctly, the tender board only dealt with tender contract up to Rm2 million; the board would recommend to the Treasury which tender to accept. Beyond Rm2 million, no…. And even then the tenders had to be passed by the Minister of Finance. Every tender board in each ministry had a Finance representative….

Sumpitan Emas,  28 December 2012 at 10:30  

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Jason Tan: But during that critical period was there any point where there was a risk of a military coup or police takeover?

DARH: Ah, at that time? I don’t think there was. As I have said, the civilians in the NOC headed by Tun Razak and Tun Ismail, were all against it. They were there to see that the army did not interfere very much in the running of the country…. I worked in the Ministry of Defence then, and I just could not see the possibility of the army coming to power, given the military leaders we had….. Later we went [together] and I nearly fainted when I saw the bodies at the hospitals. But the police said that they couldn’t control the situation without the army. And so the decision was made to call the army to assist the police in the early part of the Emergency. The army came in, reluctantly…..

FN: ….are you worried about how this whole period had left a permanent scar in the Malaysian psyche?....about Chin Peng and whether he can ever allowed to return to the country….

DARH: That’s very true. People are still talking about it. Some would like to go back to the NOC period, so that there will be less politicking. Well, it depends. If you give Mahathir a chance to become the Director of Operations, then it’s going to be very different…

TSAA: Dr Mahathir is always opposed to other people, but if it’s him at the helm, it’s okay. (laughter)….

FN: When you look back at how things were so contingent then, do you think it was just a case of sheer luck or fate that saved us from becoming like Philippines under Marcos, or Indonesia under Suharto or, worst still, Uganda under Idi Amin?

DARH: No, no, I don’t think it was luck. I think it was due very much to the maturity of the people who ran the country at that time: the politicians, headed by Tun Razak, Tun Ismail, Tun Tan Siew Sin. These people, compared to what you have now...These people were solid people —you could not bribe them. Tun Razak had only three bush jackets — three. That’s what he used to wear..Now, everyday(sic) is like Bollywood: morning, different shirt, afternoon, different shirt. Tun Razak wore one.

TSAA: I sometimes used to help carry Tun Razak’s bag. Now they have got people to carry minister’s wives’ bags, hairdressers, make-up…

DARH: I’ll tell you about one incident. One day Tun Razak had to make a trip to Kelantan. Tun Rahah had wanted to follow him but ministers could not take their wives with them [on official trips]; the government would not pay for it. So that morning Tun Razak called me and said, ‘ I’m going to Kelantan and Rahah wants to go too but I cannot take her because government won’t pay for this.’ I said to him, Tun, this is the NOC, and I am the controlling officer. I have the right to approve and you are the number one man. You take her, I’ll pay for it and no one will query it. You are the Director of Operartions.’ He said, ‘No, no, no people will talk, people will talk. Rahman, I don’t want people to talk about this.’ In the end, Tun Rahah had to go to Kelantan by herself, by car. And that’s the type of man we had running the country at that time. Let alone now, going overseas and taking their wives and children….(End of discussion).

UMNO and BN politicians should realise by now that even those of us who grew up on a simple diet of budu, jungle produce and some fresh meat once in a while, can differentiate between today’s political dwarfs with the giants of the past.

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 11:32  

I will stand on the side of the people who reject UMNO.

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 12:41  

Dato,

I hope DAP leaders should concentrate on isu rasuah, integriti. Harap janganlah timbul isu kalimah Allah pada masa ini, kerana pihak UMNO akan senantisa mencari jalan hatta paling sempit untuk memburukkan Pakatan Rakyat di media massa.

Ini sudah tentu akan menukar fikiran pakcik makcik di kampung yang cuba hendak sokong PR, tapi akan berpatah balik kepada UMNO.

Harap semua leadership PR, harus berhati-hati dalam setiap isu.

Kita sokong PR atas dasar isu yang menyelamatkan negara.

Harap Dato boleh sound this matter to leadership.

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 13:24  

After 55 years of holding the Crown that come with power, billions contract, money, women & lots of sex, luxury life, mansions....

How to let go...

Worst, many may be charged & ended up in Sg Buloh, some will be sacked from offices, some speakers with fork tongues will lose their voice over media, some will lose the opportunity to have sex with actress, some mistresses will run away, some people assets may be frozen and confisticated...

So much to lose...

How to let go ?...

With so much wealth in their hands & together with gangsters Nazi, Ali, Samy etc, as Cow Girl rightly said indirectly, they will create chaos if they lose the Crown

I am not suprised...

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 13:27  

Anon-12:41:

Setuju! LGE, selesaikan isu Ngeh & Nga dahulu. Your Malay compatriots in DAP need some breathing space - they have contributed more than enough to deserve this distraction which was a non-issue to you. Push yourself too hard now, and DAP loses everything that it has gained to to this moment.

DAP leadership must remember that corruption is corruption - we are watching with eagle eyes.

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 13:53  

What Anon 15:14 alludes to is just a show from MCA, Gerakan, and MIC.

Sometimes we think MCA is playing to the Chinese gallery when it spews those offensive venom about khalwat, Islamic state, Kelantan, etc.

No, they are not trying to scare the Chinese. They are scaring the Malays to "close ranks" under the Umno umbrella. Strange, but true.

What boggles the mind is how come the BN Home Minister and Ibrahim Ali is not throwing the book at these MCA fascists?

Folks, just don't be the dog that is being wagged by the MCA tail. I'm sure the Malay brethren are much smarter than that.

Asrul Sani 28 December 2012 at 15:07  

I simply love strong article like this. We must repeatedly keep telling this idiot that neither Putrajaya nor this country belonged to arwah Tun Razak. It is far from being the sovereign property of his fat wife Rosmah. So, there is no need for him to declare war or vow to defend it till the last drop of (whose) blood????...

If people no longer trust you, just FUCK OFF!!!! Tak payah nak tumpah-tumpahkan darah. Let others lead! Biul ke ape!!!!

Sumpitan Emas,  28 December 2012 at 15:37  

The part in upper case was rendered in italics in the original,on page 41:

DARH: No, no, I don’t think it was luck. I think it was due very much to the maturity of the people who ran the country AT THAT TIME: the politicians, headed by Tun Razak, Tun Ismail, Tun Tan Siew Sin. These people, compared to what you have now...These people were solid people —YOU COULD NOT BRIBE THEM. Tun Razak had only three bush jackets — three. That’s what he used to wear..Now, everyday (sic) is like Bollywood: morning, different shirt, afternoon, different shirt. Tun Razak wore one.

Paradigmshift,  28 December 2012 at 15:55  

Dear SAK,
The posting by Sumpitan Emas reminds me of one episode in my working life involving the late Tun Razak. It was some time in the 1970's ( I cannot remember the exact year)when Tun Razak was suffering from his disease, which of course was not known to people then. I was one of the National Action Council Executive Committee's Secretariat officers at the Prime Minister's Department (at Jalan Dato Onn, then). There was a NAC Ex-Co meeting chaired by Tun Razak as NAC Director of Operations at the National Operations Room (the NAC Ex-Co met every week). In attendance were other members of the NAC Ex-Co specifically the late Tun Ismail, the late Tan Sri Ghazalie Shafiee and a few others who I cannot recall.Also in attendance were top administrative officers such as the Chief Secretary of the Government the late Tan Sri Kadir Shamsuddin, EPU DG Tan Sri Thong Yaw Hong, ICU DG Tunku Shahriman and GPU DG Tan Sri Rama Iyer.I was one of the officers there taking down the minutes. We did notice that since a few years earlier Tun Razak was getting thinner and thinner , paler and having less hair which was greying tremendously. So there he was sitting on the Chairman's chair listening attentively to a briefing given by the CEO of Bank Rakyat on their business performance and business plan in the context of the New Economic Policy. After the end of the briefing Tun Razak gave his response which until today I can recall very clearly. He said " I am not happy with what you (Bank Rakyat) have done. You know, I will not be sitting on this chair for long. But from what you have briefed me, you have deviated from the original objective of the bank which is to help the rakyat, the ordinary people not people having big businesses. I want you to go back to the basic objectives of the bank". Mind you at that time, I think Tun Razak ( and may be his family members) already knew about his fate, but still he was adamant to ensure that the bank adhere to the principles it was established. I just sigh at the behaviour of our current crop of leaders!

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 21:30  

Zorro has a posting about expensive company Oglivy being roped on to discredit pakatan on hudud issue before elections
Najib is really using his money to the fullest to win

Sumpitan Emas,  28 December 2012 at 21:44  

Paradigmshift, many thanks for your very intimate account of this great man.

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 21:48  

Salam SAK,
Rasanya hang kena tengok video kg buah pala dulu baru hang boleh kata kalau anwar pm..anwar pm for all..aku quote apa dia kata nooo..tapi mesti bagi kita menang dulu..kalau kita menang..satu minggu..dua minggu..yang lain hang tengok dlm you tube la..hang ingat la ni orang melayu sokong mana..melayu PKR tinggal berapa kerat je lagi..yang lain semua dah cabut lari..orang cina mmg pangkah dap..sebab dia nampak peluang..tapi aku sedih melayu macam hang masih jadi toilet paper depa..aku atas pagar je..tapi hang boleh agak2 aku undi mana next PRU..

Anonymous,  28 December 2012 at 22:02  

Our two-faced PM never mean what he says and he always have two different versions on the same issue. One version is for the Malay community while the other opposite version is for the other races. One thing I admire about him is that he has the guts to do this and not feel shameful about it. As a result, I'll give him a BIG zero for his integrity. A PM for all Malaysians? Well, I was not born yesterday!

Golden Blowpipe,  29 December 2012 at 10:18  

anon21:48
Kalau mahu sentuh hal-hal janji manakah ditepati oleh politikus memang tak akan habis.

Secara kasar janji-janji dibuat dan secara kasar juga rakyat akan menilai sejauh manakah janji-janji itu ditepati. Yang paling ketara sekarang bagi ramai orang adalah segolongan yang teramat kecil memang cukup mewah dan selesa dan mereka inilah yang berasa terancam dari berbagai penjuru: tirisan wang berbilion-bilion ringgit ke negara yang kaya, rasuah, pileh kasih, AP, PKFZ, NFC, kapal selam, bagaimana Felda diperlakukan satu 'ubahan-jantina' menjadi FGV, dll.

Setahu rakyat Malaysia Felda tetap Felda yang direalisasikan oleh Tun Abdul Razak dengan bantuan Tan Sri Taib Andak.

Masuk tahun ketiga menerajui pucuk pimpinan negara ini, tak lain dan tak bukan anak kepada Tun Abdul Razak, Perdana Mentri Dato Sri Najib, memulakan pembedahan, dibantu oleh pakar-pakar bedah yang lain, melakukan 'sex-change' keatas suatu tubuh-badan yang cukup cantik.

Apakah pengamatan rakyat jelata, khususnya warga Felda, tidak seinsaf berbandingkan orang kuat UMNO, bahawa Felda, kononnya cantik dari luaran banyak kecacatan dalaman perlu dibuang dengan serta merta untuk menjadi lebih hebat, lebih berseri?

Kalau dibuang buah-buahnya, siapa pemilik baharunya? Bukankah hak ini tetap dibalikkan kepada tuan-puan empunya yang asal?

Tubuh-badan yang masak dan matang, yang dijaga dengan sebegitu cermat, rapi dan kasih sayang, dah jelita tiba-tiba dirampas oleh orang luar bukan anak buah kampung sendirinya. Bukan setakat itu sahaja, bahkan anak buah kampung digalak meraikan tibanya 'permaisuri' baharu yang diidam-idamkan orang ramai. Persoalan yang disembunyikan ialah: manusia manakah yang digelar orang ramai?

Saudara anon21:48, relaks sedikit tentang janji-janji 'mikro' tujukan kepada janji-janji 'makro'.

Janji Tun Abdul Razak 40 lebih tahun dahulu berkenaan dengan matalamat Felda ditepati atau tidak? Kalau tidak, siapa pelakunya.

Kami orang Kelantan biasa dengan air bah setiap tahun. Apakah yang berlaku di Kuantan, negeri PM, baru-baru ini suatu alamat ...?

Brother, relaks, look at the 'big picture', at least, look at the Auditor-General's report.

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