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Saturday, 11 September 2021

Kerelevanan UMNO. Bah. 1.

1. Beberapa peristiwa semasa telah menjadikan saya seorang sceptic. Yakni saya curiga terutama bila umno bercakap mengenainya.

2. Peristiwa2 yang saya maksudkan termasuklah sokongan umno terhadap kerjaan PN 02, perlindungan umno keatas kluster mahkamah dan layanan remeh umno kepada nilai2 Islam serta 'kesetiaan' umno terhadap raja.

3. Selalu nya apa yang umno lakukan adalah sebalik dari apa yang ia katakan. Atau bikin tak serupa kata.

4. Seolah olahnya umno tidak menghiraukan suara terbanyak ahlinya dan suara majoriti rakyat.

5. Kalau sikap elitis dan fiudal ini tidak diperbetulkan, umno akan menjadi tidak releven pada orang Melayu dan rakyat.

6. Apa yang terjadi, ialah orang Melayu dan ahli2 umno telah membenarkan pimpinan eltis dan bourgeois menerapkan nilai2 salah keatas orang2 umno.

7. Akibat nya nilai2 seperti rompakan dan korapsi dianggap mulia, jalan pintas diutamakan dari jalan berkesan, mimilih pemimpin ikut baka, pembohongan lebih mulia dari ketelusan dsb nya.

8. Himpunan nilai2 reaksioner inilah menyebabkan orang umno menganggap seorang perompak dan terbukti penjenayah, sebagai seorang amirulmukminin dan digelar bosku, seorang yang mempunyai pertuduhan pecah amanah yang tak terkira banyak nya dianggap pemimpin unggul, perasuah2 dilihat sebagai pemimpin tak ada galang ganti dll.

9. Akibat perasuah2 dimuliakan, kita mendapati keadaan yang terjadi hanya di Malaysia dan di bajai oleh umno.




10. Keharmonian kaum diganti dengan permusuhan kaum yang tidak kunjung padam, nilai universal Islam diganti dengan nilai2 buatan sihaprak, institusi raja berpelembagaan diganti dengan institusi raja mulak dan seterusnya.

11. Jadilah umno itu sinonim dengan rasuah, pembohongan, pembelotan, segala nilai2 dan perilaku yang reaksioner.

12. Koruptor dimuliakan. Najib yang mencuri duit rakyat terus disanjung. Jadi memuliakan nilai2 Islam itu hanya omongan kosong aja.

13. Teringat saya satu lagi sajak WS Rendra.



14. Dalam negeri, kata2 serupa dikeluarkan oleh bukan penyajak tapi pak polis.




15. Sang koruptor yang dirundingi mengenai hal2 ekonomi, membuat lapuran keatas LHDN. Jika begitu semua pembayar cukai buatlah lapuran polis. Cukai itu peras ugut si kerajaan!

16. Apa yang kita maksudkan dengan puak reaksioner? Ia adalah golongan yang menentang perubahan. Golongan ini mahu mengekalkan keadan ex ante. Iaitu sistem beraja dimata, bersultan di hati.

17. Sedangkan kita tahu keujudan yang enggan mengadaptasi, akan hancur. Hukum alam ialah adapt or perish. Tapi cara atau sistem yang lama lah yang disukai oleh puak reaksioner.

18. Sistem pemerintahan fiudal tentu disukai oleh pemimpin elitis dan neo fiudal dalam umno serta pemimpin2 kiriman Tuhan ecclesiastical dictators parti ajaran sesat.

19. Mengapa tidak? Dibawah sistem lama, golongan ini boleh buat apa saja mereka suka tanpa bantahan dan bangkangan.

20. Yang demikian menjadikan rasuah, penipuan dan pembelotan sebagai perkara biasa. Itu semua pakaian basahan umno. Bogel, dan segala pekong terdedah.

21. Ianya terjadi sebab kita belajar menerima kekoro-an dan ke cekai ian serta senang menerima kesakitan dan penindasan.

22. Sedangkan keadaan tak sepatutnya begitu. Kalau kita lihat, pemimpin elitis dan reaksioner umno dan pemimpin anugerah tuhan, mereka tidak lebih 5% dari jumlah ahli.

23. Maka sepatutnya nilai2 yang majoriti lah yang mewarnai keperibadian dan laku perangai se2buah organisasi.

24. Sebaliknya rakyat menerima nilai2 puak reaksioner dari umno atau dari parti ajaran sesat yang minoriti. Bererti kita menerima Tyrany Of The Status Quo seperti tajuk buku F. Hayek.

25. Jadi berentilah! Dari membiarkan diri saudara di ganyang oleh nilai2 reaksioner. Bangkitlah! Saudara2 semua tidak kehilangan apa2, melainkan rantai minda yang membelengui kalian!

26. Dalam bahagian 2 kita akan menghalusi nilai2 reaksioner!

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Thursday, 9 September 2021

Shaping The Bamboo.

 

1. We can't always compensate for our deficiencies by insisting on our might, as in might is right.

2. Just because we are Malays, doesn't mean we can ignore, for lack of an appropriate word, stupidity.

3. Therefore, you may think that pronouncing oomno, Malaysia gazatay, dateleener, da- ap or nasushiyon as something you can celebrate you are mistaken.

4. In fact, I think you are lazy, does not have the basic education and are likely to occupy the lower end of jobs.

5. Therefore, when the economy is bad as it is now, who do you think will get retrenched first?

6. I have no doubt Malay lower end workers will get retrenched first. Then perhaps you get jobs with sensation grabbing internet news portals. Which will fizzle out in the long run.

7. But don't rush to turn your retrenchment into a racial issue by saying, "See, more malays are being retrenched"

8. Get the figures from the labour office or official government statistics, we will probably find more Chinese and Indians are retrenched.

9. So it's probably not true that Malays are retrenched in higher proportions than Malaysian Chinese and Indians.

10. What is perhaps true is that Malays doing lower end jobs get retrenched more. More so if the employer were Chinese and want Chinese employees.

11. Certainly, I wouldn't employ an idiot who can't pronounce correctly.

12. One of the solutions is to educate oneself, cultivate oneself, learn new skills and learn new ways to do the same thing.

13. The idea is to make oneself useful and as indispensable as possible, to the firm and to the country.

14. It's the same of the country -make itself useful to the community and the world.

15. One of the advices I would give to our 1.6 m civil servants, is never to stop educating and cultivating yourself. Certainly, never to make an idiot who thinks it's fashionable to keep mispronouncing words and verbs as a role model. Learn never to accept mediocrity.

16. I can't resist this jibe-when the PM consults a convicted felon on how to manage our economy, either mediocrity is the new normal or he himself is mediocre.

17. Might as well consult massacre Muthu of Raub or the heavenly king on how to run our economy.

18. Learn new skills to make oneself useful because in times of economic hardships, collateral damage is part of the attrition.

19. The government can't tell companies not to retrench or trim down. Because that would send wrong economic signals. Companies have to trim down to stay competitive.

20. Only the government is adamant about scaling down or trimming to stay competitive. Thats because our leaders don't understand economics.

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Monday, 6 September 2021

To Shape The Bamboo Must Begin With The Shoot

1. Many times, the dumbing down of the Malaysian public is exacerbated by clownish social media.

2. Sometimes I wonder how on earth did the head of the media entity employ such idiots.

3. These people are a bad influence on the public, especially on the younger generation who go to national type schools.

4. How exasperating when we hear UMNO being pronounced as "oomphno", Malaysia Gazette as "Gezatay", Nasution as "nasushion", DAP as "da-ap", dateline as "date-leener".

5. This bloke is torturing us. He should be permanently locked up and circumcised a second time.

6. I am not an Anglophile and take pains to suffer fools. But if you Google up, it teaches you how to pronounce words. Don't be lazy. Do a bit of research. Raise the public's intelligence.

7. Don't drown the minds of the public with your deliberate mispronunciations because a generation will grow up accepting the mispronunciations as normal.

8. You may think that this mispronouncing thing is trivial and not something to be fussed about, but there are more sinister implications.

9. By and large, the people guilty of mispronouncing are Malay youths. To me that may indicate mental laziness to look up, do research and all sorts of mental inertia. On the other hand, Chinese and Indian youths take the extra mile and try to pronounce nouns and verbs correctly.

10. That may indicate a cerebral gap between the races. The future favours the industrious and smart. Where will that leave most of the Malays?

11. It's also indicative of a failed education system. Teachers failed to correct the deficiencies early.





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Sunday, 5 September 2021

Wa'adat Sang Sapurba

1. Satu lagi isiu penting yang saya ingin bangkitkan adalah bagaimana kita bolih ingkar perintah raja atau enggan mendengar perintah nya tapi perlakuan kita itu tidak bolih dianggap sebagai menderhaka.

2. Untuk tujuan tersebut, kenalah saya rujukkan minda pembaca yang budiman, kepada perjanjian dizaman antah berantah, antara Sang Sapurba(SS) dan Demang Lebar Daun. (DLD)

3. Ceritera atau cerita atau hikayat antara dua tokoh tersebut mungkin suatu metos, tapi ia meletakdasarkan satu prinsip terpenting yang akan saya huraikan dalam perenggan2 berikutnya.

4. Cerita mengenai mereka berdua dalam Hikayat Melayu atau Sulalatus Salatin mungkin satu metos sahaja, tapi prinsip sumpah setia atau wa'adat terpahat dalam benak masyarakat Melayu zaman berzaman.

5. Prinsip apa yang saya maksudkan? Ia nya Ialah hak rakyat engkar pada suruhan atau perintah raja jika raja terlebih dahulu engkar atau tidak mengendahkan kemahuan rakyat. Dan keengkaran rakyat itu, tidak boleh dianggap satu penderhakaan.

6. DLD berkata kepada SS. Jika anak cucu hamba melakukan kesalahan pada tuanku hendaklah ia jangan di aibkan dimalukan atau dicaci nista. Kalau salah besar bunuh lah ia kalau itu sesuai dengan syarak.

7. SS bersetuju.

8. Pada bahagian nya, SS menuntut dari DLD. Hendaklah anak cucu tuanhamba sentiasa setia pada raja walaupun dia jahat dan zalim sekalipun.

9. Naam kata DLD tapi jika pihak raja mengubah bahagian janjinya maka rakyat akan engkar.

10. Maka berbai'ahlah kedua mereka dan menyanggupi bahawa sesiapa yang mungkir janji akan mendapat tulah.

11. Hamba melihat dua prinsip yang tidak tergoncang/unshakeable disini.

12. Yang pertama lagi utama ialah rakyatlah yang mempunyai kata akhir. Unggul sungguh rakyat. Keunggulan rakyat bahkan mengatasi keunggulan raja.
Hari ini suara kenggulan rakyat dikemundangkan di parlimen.

13. Maka jika kemuliaan dan kedaulatan parlimen di persia siakan oleh sosok2 penjual ikan, maka keberadaan mereka di parlimen hanya percuma!

14. Prinsip kedua yang tidak boleh dipertikaikan, tapi selalu dilupakan oleh rakyat yang sentiasa dibodohkan, ialah mereka mempunyai hak yang inherrent untuk engkar pada titah raja, jika raja yang dahulu tidak menghiraukan kemahuan rakyat.

15. Maka pada pendapat pacal yang hina ini, apabila Raja memilih Ismail Sabri, baginda telah membelakangi rakyat. Dia telah memungkiri janji Sang Sapurba.

16. Dan apabila kabinet ditubukan dengan dianggotai oleh mereka yang terpalit dengan kerajaan gagal, serta sosok2 penyamun2 umno, nyatalah rakyat telah di berakki.

17. Apabila Raja hilang sengatnya, ceritanya ada persamaan dengan sejarah China kuno.

18. Dalam sejarah China kuno, apabila keadaan gawat demikian berlaku, Sang Raja dikatakan telah hilang mandat dari kayangan.

19. Dalam masyakat kita, bolehlah dikata Raja mungkin hilang mandat dari Yang Maha Esa.

20. Mungkin sebab telah hilangnya mandat itu, kita berdepan dengan malapetaka2 dasyat seperti pandemic covid 19 dan kegawatan ekonomi yang mencengkam. Mungkin.

21. Nasib ada faktor penyelamat. Raja dalam kebijaksanaannya memeritah supaya di adakan undi percaya.

22. Perintah ini seolah olah nya memperakui bahawa mungkin pemilihan Ismail Sabri dan kabinet kemudian nya, adalah satu keputusan yang mungkin salah.

23. Jadi rakyat yang mempunyai kata pemutus dan boleh engkar pada perintah Raja secara sahih, mestilah membuat koreksi di Parlimen.

24. Ahli Parlimen yang menginsafi betapa besarnya suara rakyat dan menjadi juru bicara rakyat mesti membuat perkara yang serupa. Dalam Parlimen.

25. Jika dirasakan pemilihan Ismail Sabri dan kabinetnya adalah satu keputusan yang salah, mereka mesti dikeluarkan.

26. Sebab itu suatu undi percaya mesti disegerakan. Dan ahli2 Parlimen tidak mempunyai pilihan lain kecuali melakukan suatu undi tidak percaya.

27. Saya sedih bercakap sebegini rupa kepada rakan2 yang saya kenali. Saya kenal Ismail Sabri sendiri, Rahman Mohd, Ismail Said Ismail Mutalib dan Noraini Ahmad yang manis. Saya juga mengenali secara peribadi Azmin Ali dan Zuraida Kamarudin dan mungkin ramai lagi. Kepada mereka saya menyusun jari nan sepuluh dan mohon beribu maaf.






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Thursday, 2 September 2021

Losing The Mandate From Heaven.

1. The other issue I want to raise is the right to not heed what the King decreed, not amounting to a treasonous deed.

2. For that, I have to refer you to the primordial agreement between Sang Sapurba and Demang Lebar Daun.

3. The story between the two maybe a myth, but it lays down the principle to which I am about to tell you.

4. The 'Sejarah Melayu' maybe a work of myth, however it is embedded in the Malay psyche since ancient times.

5. What principle am I talking about? It is the right of the people to contradict or otherwise stand in opposition to what the King has commanded if the King reneged on his part of the bargain FIRST.

6. Demang Lebar Daun told the King, Sang Sapurba:- If any of his descendants were to run afoul of the King, he must never be shamed or besmirched or have nasty things said to him. If he has committed a grave wrong, he can be put to death. But the sentence must be in accordance to sharia law.

7. To which the King Agreed.

8. On his part, Sang Sapurba as king, told DLB.thus:- that the descendants of DLB stay loyal to the King till the end of time.

9. To which DLD agreed.

10. But he added the caveat. That if the King varies the terms of the waadat or agreement on his part FIRST, then the rakyat is at liberty to rebel.

11. Two things are of importance here. First, the rakyat has always the last say and is supremer than even the King.

12. Two, the rakyat has the inherent right to rebel. Though, rebel does not necessarily mean armed insurrection or of action of violence import. Suffice that it means passive defiance. To ignore would be ok.

13. Hence, raja adil raja disembah, raja zalim raja disanggah.

14. In Chinese history there is a corollary that says that the king has lost the mandate from heaven which invites the right to rebel.

15. Losing the mandate from heaven is evidenced by things like natural calamity(the COVID pandemic, ) political instability(choosing the wrong PM) and economic implosion.

16. When these things happened, the rakyat has a right to rebel in the form of not heeding the command of the King. And that action does not amount to treason.

17. The King has reneged on his part of the waadat FIRST by not heeding to the wishes of the people. The rakyat has the right to not heed his command. That's 0-0 then.

18. The supremacy of the rakyat will be translated in the vote of confidence in parliament. That supremacy cannot be broken asunder. Not by the King nor by some legal trickery.

19. But it is to the credit of the King that he has commanded a vote of confidence be taken in parliament. That command recognises that HRH is mortal and can be wrong. Also, it recognises that the rakyat is supreme. The king is actually below the rakyat.
The decision has to be affirmed in parliament.

20. So if you acknowledged that the rakyat is supreme and that they speak through parliament, don't stand in the way of a vote of confidence.

21. The vote of confidence must be made ASAP.

22. On which side do you stand? On the side of the oppressed or on the side of the oppressors? That is the question.

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Tuesday, 31 August 2021

A Personal Interlude: Raub, Temau and Kg. Budu.

1. Many people thought I was born in Raub. I was the MP during the 13th parliament

2. Respectfully I wasn't. I was born in kampung Parit, Pekan. Pahang.

3. But Raub is my ancestral home. My great great-great-grandfather Tok Shahrum and his children- Hjh Maimunah, Ranting Emas, khatib Rasu aka Tok Gajah, khatib Amin my great-great-grandfather and khatib Arif first settled in Kampung Temau Raub.

5. Probably after the death of my great-great aunt, Ranting Emas, after a family fued, they moved to Kampong Budu Kuala Lipis and settled permanently there.

5. That's why I have relatives in kg. Budu and K. Lipis, regrettably many of whom I don't know.

6. When I was MP for Raub, I made it a point to visit Budu both because of filial piety and nostalgic reasons.

7. To me, Budu is an ancient Malay village where time stood still. It consists of many traditional Malay houses. It is now famous for gula kabung.
In the 19th century Hugh Clifford was said to bring a gunboat to this village. The Malays engaged Clifford on a clearing in the village.

8. Of course, I went to Temau frequently. To search for my relatives. In particular, I found one- an uncle belonging to the line of khatib Amin who I believed settled in Tanjung Besar in Lipis.

9. I visited the graves of my great great aunt Ranting Emas and her husband, Hj Hassan, who were buried in Temau.

10. Because of this lineage, I have relatives in Dong, in Felda Tersang, in Felda Klau and in Raub town itself.

11. When I arrived in Raub in 2013, I didn't know anyone. I left aware that I have relatives all over in West Pahang. Raub is my ancestral home. It occupies a special place in my heart. Budu is also a special place. I think my granfather Hj Mohd modern was born there in 1900.


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Sunday, 29 August 2021

Prepare For Political Instability.

1. I don't like to be bearer of bad news, but I have to tell things as they are. The following photos do not bode well for the PM.






2. These photos are an early indication of what's to come. They tell of a PM who doesn't care or has no inkling of how to build a strong country. Instead, he can't wait to partake in the trappings of power.

3. In the absence of unequivocal statements and policies from the PM, we may only infer what maybe true from these pictures.

4. The photos show the PM unconcerned about the welfare of the people. He's more concerned to manage inanimate objects.

5. People are just digits. 20 thousand cases a day, 1500 dead and over 1.5 million affected by COVID are of no significance. It will come to pass by natural effluxion.

6. The SOP and whatever safety protocols seem to apply only to common people. Those near the PM are immune because of their social status? Is that it?

7. Hence, the PMs first official visit to Yan Kedah, saw his entourage consisting the whole of Malaysia without any regard for safety protocols.







8. Does he look as someone who cares about the COVID pandemic? It's just an inconvenience preventing him from more machination politics.

9. Hence, calling the opposition maybe just a ruse and just following the motion, as decreed by the King. Nothing more.

10. So that the PM can dupe the people, many of whom are made dumb or are already too fatigued:-hey look people, I have called in the opposition to talk in my sincere effort to form a stable government.

11. "If my plan to form a stable government fails, you can blame the bull headed opposition. "

12. It may be just a ploy to soften up the opposition by seemingly acknowledging them, to get easy passage in parliament.

13. In a way, the PM accepts the fact that he may not survive a vote of confidence. But he must get cooperation from the opposition.

14. He is in a situation where to swallow, the mother dies, spitting out, the father dies.

15. He fails the very first condition-to be serious in managing the COVID pandemic. As evidenced by his cincai attitude.

16. To me the PM is not serious in courting the opposition nor is their support forthcoming.

17. The PM is just calling the opposition to show the Agong that he has satisfied part of the King's command. Calling the opposition and actually incorporating them in the cabinet are 2 different things, my friend.




18. The photos show a PM who knows how to spend but doesn't know how to earn income.

19. Because of that, I think our deficits will get ever larger and the statutory limit habitually breached.

20. I am in favour of fixing the deficit as a fixed percentage of the GDP. The breach of that becomes an objective assessment of the government. It's also a sign of frugality.

21. To the PM, frugality is a dirty word. Why, for instance, are we retaining the private planes owned by the government?

22. Couldn't domestic travel be done with helicopters owned and maintained by the military? And international travel in 1st class by commercial flights?

23. The decadent and bourgeois lifestyle, which are the legacy of the embezzler in chief, ought to be expurgated.

24. As it is, the PM is perpetuating a decadent lifestyle which is the hallmark of despotic 3rd world leaders.

25. Sell off the private planes, yatchs and f**k houses. If The PM wants to meet his friends, couldn't he do so in army safehouses in Bellamy road?

26. Sorry, but I don't think a PM who doesn't understand the meaning of frugality and economics knows how to revive our drowning economy.

27. Instead, he can't wait to enjoy the trappings of power. His mantra seems to be spend, baby spend. Bila lagi?

28. Failing the 2 conditions put up by the opposition, will the opposition now keep quiet and let Ismail Sabri get away scott free?

29. If the opposition keeps quiet, I think they are blatantly ignoring the wishes of the rakyat

30. Combining the 2 factors, I don't think the Ismail Sabri government can last long.

31. Woe betide us. We casted our votes once, we got many PMs. They don't last.



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