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Sakmongkol ak 47

Monday, 1 April 2013

Promise Broken, Najib and Big Government

It’s not a big deal, BN delays the elections.  Even if some state legislative assemblies expire naturally. It is permissible under our laws. When assemblies expire, we have 60 days to hold election. Najib the UMNO president waits until he sees he has strategic advantages. He sees whether (1) all the money is in (2) he sorts out the candidates (3) phantom voters are strategically placed (4) must ensure that his people outnumber Muhyiddin’s. and most important of all (5) not before he has inked some juicy agreements at LIMA. But when sending our military boys to Lahad Datu, we didn’t have military transport planes!
Then he holds elections. He will dissolve parliament in April. He has run out of time and must make the most of it, ready or not. Ready or not, he can’t avoid the inevitable defeat of UMNO. It’s UMNO- the rest of the gang is almost finished. Kaveas can give guarantees about the number of votes he can deliver. Najib likes that kind of pandering. Kaveas is an unrepentant rah rah boy.
Tun Daim must be recoiling with embarrassment; his attempts to shore up support for Najib and UMNO come a little too late and too little. Except for the jubilation from the UMNO yahoo boys and the usual suspects, reception to his interviews was lukewarm and in general, indifferent.
The UMNO people must have skins as thick as a rhino. Daim’s predictions and thoughts were dismissed with impunity in 2008. He was called a person past shelf life, a pensioner and a tattered Quran. A tattered Quran is not readable any longer, but to throw it away is sinful. So it’s usually wrapped up nicely in cloth and stored at a high place in the house.
Daim was like an Old Quran- to read is impossible but to throw it away is sinful. So why should any attention be placed by UMNO people on what Daim said? Has he been resurrected and will now reveal himself more often to his UMNO apostles? Holy Mother of Jesus!
Much mountain has been made of the molehill interviews with Tun Daim by several newspapers. The UMNO people and its supporters are going to town painting it red celebrating Daim’s somewhat taciturn endorsement of Najib. Why taciturn?
It’s an endorsement more based on normative thinking. This means, Daim says something that ought to be. His predictions are based on what UMNO people want Daim to say. It’s not based on positive thinking arising from factual observations.
When Daim told me that he is going to give some interviews to the papers, I said surely you are asked to give endorsements to Najib. And he said- that’s what they want me to do, so I do lah. But I give them so many caveats and am sure, these UMNO people won’t bother about them. They just want to listen to the win part.
And Daim this time has either been out of touch or because of rightly reading the Richter scale is forced to redeem the situation by giving misleading answers. His interviews are damage control coming in too little too late.
The Daim in the Sunday Times Interview isn’t the Daim whose thought process I personally know since 2008. I cannot reconcile his position from Najib does not have what it takes to run this country to Najib is more fitted to be the PM of this country. Duplicitous and double talk from the wily Daim? Or consternations from a man picturing the defeat of UMNO come to reality?
Especially on Daim’s endorsement of Najib as more preferable than Anwar Ibrahim. That was his personal opinion which has to be validated by the people in the 13th GE. But it was also an indirect acknowledgement that the other possible candidate for PM is Anwar Ibrahim. That- given the stock of information and knowledge that he has.
Daim’s rejection of Anwar is primarily based on that nebulous perception of Anwar being unfit. Unfit because of what? Because of personal knowledge about Anwar’s private life? Actual or some forced truths based on personal animosities toward Anwar the man?
Daim hides what he hasn’t revealed in the interview by saying Anwar will follow the dictates of America, IMF and World Bank. Well, most of the countries that followed variants of what America, IMF and World Bank proposed have done better than Malaysia. Isn’t Najib doing the same thing- wasting no time in kowtowing to America and doing all he can to ingratiate himself to America? Najib is Uncle Tom to other Uncle Toms.
Is Najib more morally acceptable than Anwar in terms of whatever measures one defines as being fit for office? Because when it comes to dalliances of the sexual nature, Najib isn’t that far down the scale compared to anyone including Anwar.
That can a subject of an interesting and extended debate, which I am not going to play host on.
How much credence do we then attach to Daim’s revelations through his snapshot interviews? I say snapshot because the journalists from NST and Utusan Malaysia and several other Chinese papers meet Daim- what? Once a year or maybe once every 2 years?  Now compare what I can say about Daim’s thinking as though it’s a video play and the interviews given by the papers which we can regard as still photos.
I want to say it as a matter of factly- I meet Daim on a regular basis since 2008. On average maybe once a month. Since the last 3 months, I have not met him because either Daim is recuperating from an illness (which he doesn’t want to divulge) or he has been on extended trips overseas. I met him again on the 23rd of March 2013, on Saturday at his office in Jalan Syed Putera, formerly known as Lornie Road, I think.
I want to invite readers to decode what Daim actually meant.
How can anyone justify supporting UMNO and BN? Supporting it means we move nearer to statism. That is not good.
Why? Because Najib the wimp wants to own the state believing that his government should control either economic or social policy, or both. That was why a few days ago, he was asking for more power. Why should we give him that power so that the elite will continue to plunder and pillage the country? He wants a totalitarian state.
Needle him on this. He was lying to us all this while. You will remember that when he took over from Abdulla Badawi he proclaimed that the age of big government that knows best is over. He is a bloody cheat. Why is he giving all the BR1Ms and showering everyone with money? So that he can buy a Big Government.
A few days ago, the Star newspaper on its front page used hand signs to explain the reasons for Najib postponing elections. Ironically that symbolises how the government looks at all of us- dumb mutes communicable only with hand signals.
A vote for UMNO means, giving power to another Mahathir clone using political power to force policy on a resisting society. By now, we know we are a resisting society. 3.7 million Malay voters out of 5.7 million Malay voters resisted UMNO in 2008. UMNO lost in Peninsula Malaysia and was saved by the passive society in East Malaysia. Now East Malaysians are awoken by the overweening state power asked for by Najib. We must resist him. 85% of the non-Malays especially the Chinese are rejecting UMNO.
What Najib wants is to enforce UMNO’s brand of authoritarianism on us and will legislate or enforce morality and cultural practices. He and UMNO will big-brother us all. The ideology of statism holds that sovereignty is not vested in the people but in the state. This is why Najib must have a big government. He wants absolute power. He wants to wield authoritarian powers. He believes that all individuals exist only to enhance the power, prestige and well-being of the state. So, we have ‘we love PM’ everywhere. Even the UMNO people feel uncomfortable with Najib’s cultish style. Even in campaign style, it is Najib who faithfully follows and apes America.
Once he gets absolute political power, Najib will muscle in into the economy. He will continue what Mahathir has always done which is to ensure the state has a major and unbridled role in directing the economy. That is big government in the economy.  
The people, especially the pliant Malays who have been brainwashed by UMNO for ever so long, will lap up the Najib’s government knows best. Najib will carry out the agenda of more plundering and pillaging, more cherry picking and harvesting of the low hanging fruits either directly through state-owned enterprises and other types of machinery of government, or indirectly through economic planning.
Under Najib’s vision, contrary to what he promised there will be large amounts of government intervention, regulation or influence in the economy. Is that good? Of course not because it will allow Najib and his gang to steal and plunder in the name of the people. He will do these surreptitiously through close doors and hides behind the techniques known as closed or selective tender to rob Malaysia. Then we have another 1000 Puspahanas, another 1000 Scorpene , another 1000 UMNO- driven costing of projects.
All done in the name of the people.  


Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 08:35  


As a political analyst I am in agreement to what Daim said that BN will still prevail despite what you think otherwise .The BN government has been built around strong foundation for Malaysia for five decades unchallenged .

What you write is interesting but not good enough to convince the majority rakyat to vote for change.Like it or not BN performance will be a lot better than the 2008 simply because of the many weaknesses in the PR coalition itself.Nonetheless,this GE will certainly an interesting one in our election history.

It appear the only confirm states for PR will only be Penang and Kelantan per Daim prediction.Good luck to you if you are contesting. @NMT

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 08:45  

You meet daim on a regular basis because he's a friend. I Understand that because I too have friends on the 'other side' and you don't just unfriend someone because of different poltical beliefs. But his past and his wealth tend to put him in the category of those who caused all these problems in the first place - the festering greed and corruption that you and hopefully many others are trying to weed out

Ariff Sabri 1 April 2013 at 08:56  

anon 835am

where is your analysis so that we can take a look pls. i say por-tay-toe, you say por-tar-toe in this case. i come out with an analysis, where is yours?

Ariff Sabri 1 April 2013 at 08:56  

anon 835am

where is your analysis so that we can take a look pls. i say por-tay-toe, you say por-tar-toe in this case. i come out with an analysis, where is yours?

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 09:51  

for 5 decades BN established power thru a complex web of structure n mechanism deep rooted into the base of the country.
Not that it will be impossible but it will need a tremendous force to uninstall it. The way I see it as today, the traditional support base of BN is still unmoved significantly in time for GE13.
The anger and frustration against BN still not strong enough to push many towards uncharted waters due to politics of fear.

the mean machine,  1 April 2013 at 10:01  

Anon 08:35

Daim is saying what he is suppose to say.He needs Umno more than Umno needs him.If Umno goes so goes Daim and many umnoputras.Daim is no tokong.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 10:19  

Look at what happen in Johor.Why is Chua Joe Ming MIA ?.The whole Malaya knows that Johore is BN stronghold.Why must LKS choose Gelang Patah.Isn't that is for Chua ?.Look,So far PR has only secured 1 MP seat since the last two elections of the 26 seats contested.Bad decision I thought.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 10:54  

Anon at 8.35am
You say you are a political analyst. Sak is right. If you are what you claim to be, then pls lay out your analysis on the reasons for your confidence.

And oh... why do you continue to sucker up to the devious regime after having seen all their dubious shenanigans.

bruno,  1 April 2013 at 11:16  

Dato,Najib is purposely delaying calling for the GE because he can read the signs before his eyes.And all the signs are pointing to a very tough election ahead for his Umno/BN.This coming GE can go either way.But the odds offered by the bookies favoured a PR victory.

That is the reason Najib is trying to stall for time,hoping that he will be able to pull a cat out of the bag.Najib and his Umno/BN has outlived their welcome,and only a cat with its nine lives can save his premiership.He is hoping that opposition politicians will shoot themselves in both legs allowing him to squeezed through by a nose.

Najib is throwing money around like he owns the printing presses.He thinks that his tongkat,crutches and wheelchair brigade will take the bait and vote his Umno/BN to a victory.My best guess is that Umno/BN can only win this coming GE,if there is squabbling and disunity among the PR politicians.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 11:51  

If you ask what's my take on the "interviews" that appeared in the Chinese press? It was more like a "free BN campaign" which if not for TD's previous predictions would be of no interest to anyone. Any piercing questions or in depth analysis? All the questions were framed to elicit UMNO's standard line and nothing more. All those caveats to BN/UMNO's victory can only be found in the small print. Frankly for this series of "interviews", there was NOTHING new.

Tiger 1 April 2013 at 12:45  

Even if Daim is wrong, the results won't matter to him

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 13:31  

I am no analyst, merely an observer. My friends and I, like many of our age, are convinced that Daim without a doubt would appear more credible if he has not been a non-resident citizen and has contributed in public discourse regularly in a visible manner. He is back because he probably has the largest stake of the whole lot in the outcome in May.

Stakeholders, especially those who have made their fortunes here, cannot choose time and place to appear disinterested and even-handed if they are known to be absent from home territory 90 per cent of the time. Gone are the days when people look up to millionaires or billionaires for their take on the economy or on life in general. If anything, the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement have reinforced many ordinary Malaysians's complete disgust and contempt for the lifestyles of the newly minted multi-millionaires and not a few billionaires.

Anyone privileged enough to enjoy ROIWR - Returns on Investment Without Risks - a specific invention of UMNO, will know that UMNO is the only political party that has consistently produced the biggest number of financial wizards, per capita vis a vis G.D.P in the world in the shortest possible period, a record not even the PRC will come near this millennium.

There is just too much to lose, and Daim, like Mahathir, Najib and the whole UMNO crowd (with the exception perhaps of Johor's Datuk Shahrir) are saying and doing all the necessary things to remain as Malaysia's new unofficial'royal' family with rights and privileges which go beyond anything our Raja-raja Melayu have ever enjoyed or could ever have imagined - immunity from prosecution plus the power to plunder and prosecute, to award citizenship on a whim, to issue Mycards to whosoever will vote UMNO; the list goes on.

Before we make our choice, ponder over this gem by A. Samad Said

Disimbah brim, ambillah hak sendiri.
Bila undi, guna hati nurani.
Brim bukan wang peribadi menteri;
undi jujur demi pahala diri.
Ingatlah hingga ke hari mengundi!

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 16:31  


can we stop talking about this mother fucking sejarah Daim/oracle toilet? he is now an ordinary man already, his comments same like tun M.

buang mama..

Cahaya Qalbu,  1 April 2013 at 16:32  

UMNO/BN real face and behavior is nothing short populated by self serving hypocrites. They are nothing but an organized lynch mob of hypocrites banding together for the explicit purpose of fulfilling their own individual selfish aim, lust and greed.

For 3 decades or more, Malaysia was NOT administered by a collection of decent law abiding citizens adhered to the rule of law, following the strict path of constitutional government and above all, conscientiously observing the rights of humanity and citizens but were ruled by licensed crooks that is unprincipled, untrustworthy and above all loyal to no one but themselves only.

That is the true meaning of hypocrites and rakyat had the misfortune of electing into government a group of people committed and firm believer of the hypocrite way of life. In short, Msians have elected a mob who cares little for the nation but more for the power to rule and the wealth that comes with absolute power.

Nothing last forever, not the darkness of unconsciousness and not the bliss of ignorance. The dawn of realization and comprehension of consciousness, though it shines slowly and reluctantly, eventually an inescapable fact and a basic element of sentient existence.

After decades of darkness and comatose, Msians must wake up from their coma and embraced the truth of existence and being; to finally understand that we are not like UMNO/BN.

Our conscience must be different from UMNO/BN and most importantly, to realize that those who do not share rakyat belief, principle and conscience cannot be our leader; cannot be our government and of course cannot be a true Malaysian.

And from that realization and comprehension, we have no choice but to dethrone UMNO/BN from power for our families and the generation’s future, to get back our purpose in life and our unity to live as united Msians. It is a new beginning that must not include UMNO/BN.

And any beginning that doesn't include UMNO is a good beginning!

ABU = New Malaysia !!!

noor,  1 April 2013 at 16:48  

Go on then. Let's have the long-overdue election.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 17:34  

Najib will go for broke and hold election on 13 May. Mark my words. He doesn't really care about Malaysia except winning the election. If he loses, Malaysia can burn for all he cares. He and Rosmah are all packed to take the next flight out of Malaysia with all the stolen wealth if BN loses the election.

Baz,  1 April 2013 at 17:51  

If anon 0835 claims that he is a political analyst that he is, then let him/her be, for anyone in a warung with a cup of teh tarik and checkerboard can also be one. And I too can claim to be one.

Now let's entertain a rumour that came out from a certain royal palace in east coast. The rumour claims that a certain prime minister came to see the sultan or the sultan's boss i.e Agong to request an extension of current term for 6 months presumably under emergency due to Lahad Datu incident. And that PM was rebuffed by the said sultan or his boss and denied the request for the sultan or his boss knows for certain interest of the rakyat more than the need of this certain PM.

And so that is what the rumour said. After all, in Malaysia rumours are the most trusted source of information, second only to fitnah, ha ha..

walla 1 April 2013 at 19:23  

After GE12, Barisan was on the defensive. One would therefore think it would have used these past five years to groom better candidates whose names should have long been announced by now.

Yet the list is obviously overdue. With only weeks to go before the final countdown, the Barisan machinery hasn't yet saddled its horses for its last charge.

How are voters then to get acquainted with them as credible candidates? If they use new faces, they can't. And if they use old faces, they will be rejected.

Therefore, GE13 may be the first in the country's history where the incumbent will be mounting phantom candidates to complement its phantom voters.

Since the rakyat cannot vote for any candidate new or old from Barisan, the situation presented to them with this delay is actually calling upon them to vote for parties and not candidates.

Now, given that all the parties in the Barisan coalition are in some disrepute at this moment once you dissolve the spin sticking on them, how are the rakyat going to vote for Barisan?

Vote for its vacillating leader? Isn't he good only for spending the rakyats' money, prattling around at the tatlers of the world, and reading ill-prepared scripts that reveal one-dimensional views which do grave injustice to the harsh realities experienced by the majority in this country, what more personally tainted by unchallenged accusations of malfeasance for being an accessory to a high-profile, corruption-ridden, murder which remains unsolved to this day?

All that aside, one other possible reason for the delay is that since Najib doesn't have internal support, he is trying to create time pressure to buckle any objection to his selection so that blame can be pinned on those who object for the risk to the coalition they will create as the final deadline draws nearer and nearer.

However, this won't work because those who will not be fielded or are asked to give way will see through the ruse which will generate internal tension and implosive discord for all that the mainstream media will be attempting to paint otherwise in the coming days.

Which leaves one to ask what is the motivation of today's politics? Is there anyone in Umno, for instance, who will stand up and say, "let's do what is right, good and just for the People?"

Instead, that has to be said by Anwar Ibrahim. Why hasn't it ever been said in such simple terms by those who have run this country for over fifty years now?

And the answer everyone already knows. It is because Umno and company haven't. They haven't done what is really right, they have only done what is superficially good, and they certainly haven't been just to the People without the need for the prompting, prodding and pulsation of a tsunami. Even up till today.

If a government has consistently done what is right, good and just for the rakyat, there will be no need to diss the federal budget to dish election goodies that are as good as ruinous bribes.

And if the government concerned says it is because it cares for the rakyat, how in tarnation has the rakyat come to be in such dire straits that their loyalty has to be bought using their money by a government which has all along been saying it has a record of performance?

And if the same government says this performance has been credentialized internationally, try posting the non-competitive performance sans the subsidies.

The rude awakening will reverberate across the land and into the industries whose crony-linked captains could only say that if Barisan loses, investments will fly when it would be more logical to think investors will prefer places whose governments are not corrupt since they can then put more of their money into working assets rather than the pockets of politicians.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 20:01  

Anon 08.35am.
What analyst are you? What are your qualifications? Are you an arm chair analyst or one who has been in the thick of actions - ceramah and meeting the people - young and old? Or are you an UMNO diehard?
Have you studied the electoral roll or the result of previous elections?
Politics is not what you think.
Anyway why would an political analyst write as Anon. Show yourself.

walla 1 April 2013 at 20:05  

What is the real motivation behind Barisan these days?

The motivation of Pakatan is clear and concise - to clean up the government and lead the nation consistently forward.

But what is the motivation of the leaders and election candidates of Umno and others?

It cannot be to clean up itself in which case no one would want to be fielded, and it cannot be to lead the nation consistently forward because it has patented the first three-step tap dance in the world, namely one step forward, two steps backwards, what more without rhythm and reason.

Otherwise how can one explain this resource-rich country having a currency weakened by half compared with other smaller and resource-less countries which were once far behind us?

Otherwise how does one explain why thousands upon thousands have had to march in heat and smoke just to articulate for clean elections and real reforms?

Otherwise how does one explain the thousands who have had to uproot themselves and start all over again, leaving behind others to face mounting debts from household incomes unequal to fundamental expenditures while the government of the day still spends its way to try and gaya bersama raya?

Are the rakyat to accept another five such years where new pimples like Ibrahim Ali, Hassan Ali, Zulkifli Noordin and Ridhuan Tee can pop out to run riot and rings round a gutless government which meanwhile portrays itself as caring and inclusive but only in form and speech?

Or, can the rakyat do something right, good and just for once through their votes to usher a new era of right-minded, clean and fair administration of this country for themselves and the future of their children?

Can't the Rakyat Of Malaysia be relieved once and for all from all the antics of the Najib's, Mahathir's, Muhyiddin's, Hishamuddin's, Shahrizat's, Hamidi's, Rustam's and Noh's of this land so that the young can have a healthier and more sincere way forward to strengthen their future and build a more honest Malaysia so that pride in being a Malaysia can come back, real and not fake?

We already see otherwise even in our little cyberspace. Thousands of comments have been argued out and analyzed with one consistent and cogent conclusion - no more of Umno and its hangers-on political partners.

Yet not a single reason has been presented to counter and retort against each comment. With all the money paid out and with all personal benefits such as promotions, perks and power at stake, how come?

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 20:39  

what analysis from you? It is not an anaysis. It is just same old wishy washy gossiping just like written by some tabloid two bit journalist. Analysis? what a joke!!

walla 1 April 2013 at 20:47  

Next, what price Najib's ETP?

It would be a crying shame to think our national human capital standards have slid so low there's no one left who can write one out in an hour without notes using just two sheets of B6-sized 80 gram paper and a sharp 2B pencil. The ruler is optional.

The ETP is just another Malaysia Plan, some say made befuddlingly elitist with acronyms.

It's also just a bunch of benchmarks to spruce up an administration fat from the lard of NEPism, however weakened by lack of enforcement so that numbers are window-dressed until the rakyat no longer believe any of them to add to their complete loss of trust in everything else the Umno government has been saying either out of its own forked tongues or through its sly media.

Where for instance are the standards actually applied to the top on arresting corruption whether in government or government-linked bodies?

What has been done to clean up both the independence of the Election Commission and the electoral database so that admission to vote reflects single-vote rights of real citizens and not those channeled in through Mahathir's agenda only?

What has really been concluded on the Tanda Putera and Asmara Songsang issues which have only shown how crafty and chauvinistic the Umno government and its BTN-drugged hangers-on are?

With all these evidences of an unfit and parochial administration, the rakyat can hardly be blamed for their utter and final anger and rejection of Umno.

And that is why every single Umno minister has had to shut up because each time one opens his or her mouth, contradiction and conflict are composed to convey confusion leaving only Najib who however has no credibility at all on top of all the overhang of outright corruption in his party.

And they are to be given another term?

Which is why one can be puzzled how a doyen from Negri Sembilan can still write a piece today questioning why the Opposition would not sign the integrity oath when Barisan has already done so.

What if someone were to ask her why should a clean Opposition elevate an unclean incumbent by signing the same oath whose value has already been broken by the same incumbent? How will the answer be?

walla 1 April 2013 at 21:32  

GE13 must be the turning point for this nation.

The groundswell of support from the rakyat for the Pakatan parties has grown immeasurably and decisively. You can see it for yourselves in technicolor yet so conspicuously absent in all the Umno-controlled media.

What is there to hide if one is really right, let's ask and answer that sekarang.

The mood is right, the time is now, the hunt is on.

Make it a massive swing if only to break the unfair and loaded array of cheating devices at Barisan's disposal which controls the media and the election machinery.

It is plain for all to see that the Election Commission has been dragging its feet. The things said by its key officials show their minds and hearts are more pro-Umno than independent.

In a similar vein, some of the civil servants and industry bigwigs talk about cool thinking and return of the incumbent without a single expression of any concern for the individual rakyat, the real state of this nation and the collective future of everyone in a society that is still impeded by all the crass chauvinism, parochialism, hypocrisy and fakery redolent of the Mahathirean era.

Notice that Mahathir and Daim, as well others, have never uttered for the raceless Malaysian as individuals in their own right. They have only articulated the mechanics of a win for Umno, an organ of power for a few to lord over the many using the lard of racism hijacked for the privileges of the elite within their own ranks.

And now they want to talk about gratitude, lambasting our students and non-Malays? Why should any rakyat be grateful for what is worked out from their own money on things that must be done by any government worth its salt, one of which is however now asking to be returned but requiring all to overlook the crimes and excesses it has committed during the entire run of three continuous decades?

And yes, the price of eggs has gone up too much to be thrown. Even century eggs.

The rakyat have been beaten up, fumigated, pelted and tarred, with their orderly gathering disrupted by paid underlings from the Umno underworld while the enforcement of this nation's internal security stand akimbo with leaded feet.

Meanwhile things are planted to create fear there will unrest. It's the same MO, the same routine. BFS. Bribes, fear and scandals.

Stop bullying the Rakyat Of Malaysia. They have suffered enough. Do the right, good and just things for them.

Bring back the moral compass, intellectual integrity and personal conscience that make being a Malaysian whether in or out of a uniform someone to be proud of.

We were a compassionate lot who had once reached out to understand and accommodate one another and abide by principles which had made this land.

How the hell have we now come to this that the very institutions in which all depend on to do the right thing have to sell themselves out just to satisfy the greedy political and personal concerns of a few riff-raffs in high places?

Good night, Malaysia.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 21:38  

Yes!!! Just read Mkini you are officially DAP candidate for Raub. I am so happy. My "sumbangan kecil" will send to your account by tomorrow morning. Hope the rest of your fans will do the same.

bludy missy busybodies,  1 April 2013 at 21:48  

Malaysia is one country that has the most overbloated cabinet with very very corrupted ministers/population.And what have they contributed to the country.Leading the country and people on the easiest path to the poor house.Go figure.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 21:53  

All the best to you in Raub and rob this seat for Pakatan.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 22:13  

All the best in Raub and make sure you rob Raub from yen2. Best regards.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 22:19  

Tahniah/Congrats Datuk sebagai calon PR Raub..

Saya mohon Datuk tulis lebih banyak artikel dalam bahasa Malaysia.

Tulis berkenaan bekas general2 yang tampil ke hadapan demi tanahair tercinta.

Tulis ringkasan sebagai ingatan kepada rakyat yang menanggung hutang..dan akan berdepan dengan kenaikan harga petrol dan GST selepas pilihanraya .....

Tahniah sekali lagi.

walla 1 April 2013 at 22:23  


Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 22:45  



Tahniah saya ucapkan atas pencalonan Dato' untuk bertanding di kerusi Parlimen Raub.

Saya doakan dan penuh berkeyakinan yang Dato' akan dapat merampas kerusi Parlimen Raub dari MCA-BN, Insya Allah.

Doa saya sentiasa mengiringi perjuangan Dato'. Semoga Allah panjangkan umur Dato' dan murahkan rezeki Dato' sekeluarga, Insya Allah.


Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 22:47  

Dato, Congratulation on your being selected to stand in Raub in the coming election. You have a lot of fire in you and plus your intellectual fire power I,m sure you'll do a great job if elected. I'll root for you even though I'm from Sarawak. One more good man for Pakatan will benefit the whole country. Good luck and give them a good fight.

Unknown 1 April 2013 at 22:47  

Congratulations for your selection. Gd luck, know you will shine through for the people! Don't think Yen2 contesting though.. Been waiting thought you would be in Kuantan, Inshaallah, pray hard. Naitu For the people. We very proud of you! Azza most excited!

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 22:54  

Datuk Sak

Give the crooks, thieves and neo-fascists of UMNO Baru-BN hell in Raub!

And please tell the good people of Raub that you will help them in their fight to close down the Bukit Koman gold mine too.

Phua Kai Lit

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 22:56  

tahniah Datuk diatas percalunan,,, diharapkan Datuk akan dapat berbakti kepada rakyat Pahang dgn sedaya upaya sekiranya ditakdirkan menang PRU13 nanti

bruno,  1 April 2013 at 23:09  

Dato,now that it has been announced that you will be the candidate for Raub.It is what people say "putting your money where your mouth is".It is good that you will be standing against a candidate the likes of Ng Yen Yen.That is if she do not chickened out and get parachuted into another safe seat somewhere in the Pahang jungle.

If you were to stand against a minister and sent her packing,it will be good for your resume.Stand and win against an unknown in a safe seat like Muhyiddin and Hisham are doing,malu lah.

I think that in the next few days,Ng Yen Yen will be announcing that she will be retiring from active politics to save face from losing or going to another safe seat.To win in a safe seat in the Pahang forest and she will have to cover her shamed face whenever she is in public..

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 23:11  

It should have been Pekan so that you'd be known as the Giant killer but i guess RAUB is ok for DAP/PR.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 23:18  


News just broke out that you are the DAP candidate for the Raub Parliamentary seat. Kudos to you. Go for it and let your punches fly! I am sure you'll get the support that you need from Malaysians all across the country.

SamYap,  1 April 2013 at 23:27  

Congratulations Sak AK47!

Best Wishes on your nomination to stand at Raub Palimentary seat and hope you will win for the Rakyat!

Remember us, The Rakyat.

Anonymous,  1 April 2013 at 23:44  


urgent request - 1MDB please, we are getting uncomfortable on this, plz get to the bottom of this by highlighting it.

TQ in advance.

ordinary malaysian 2 April 2013 at 00:09  

Dato, Najib is history. Umno is history. Only massive cheating at the polls will gain them a temporarily respite. Daim? Have not heard of him. Have just heard that you have been announced as the DAP candidate for Raub. Congrats!

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 00:09  

Tahniah dato krn dipilih sbg calun. Saya doakan dato menang dan berjuang utk mertabatkan malaysia yang hwbat. Tp saya akan kutuk dato jika menang tapi lompat kat bn. Pls..

2020,  2 April 2013 at 00:10  

Dato sakmangkol@ak47

Congrat and Good Luck on your nomination for Raub MP. May Allah bless u and when u represent Raub in the near future, lets walk the talk (to create a baseline for the future generation that can be used as a reference or a yardstick and thus can be bettered - to ensure progress).

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 00:39  

What proof is there that you are not an UMNO trojan Horse?

Jack Lee,  2 April 2013 at 01:26  

Sir, I salute you for your conscientious essays. I think you write with integrity.

Syabas on your impending campaign in Raub. I am sure you will make a fine parliamentarian

Quiet Despair,  2 April 2013 at 01:27  

Congrats om your nomination as Raub MP. So many people imcluding my best buddy Brruno beat me to it.
Was lepaking with pals when I got a text saying it's confifmed your beloved uncle is thevDAP man for Raub
Wise choice indeed to pit you against Madame Tai-Tai. Will be visiting my relatives in Raub, Dong sega, Gali whether they are voting for You
Please post your ceramah schedule. Hope to go there. This pemuda will belanja you makan at Simpang Kallang.- the venue where past and present UMNO leaders like to eat

monsterball 2 April 2013 at 01:36  

Congratulation to Mohd. Ariff for being chosen to stand at Raub parliament constituency.

Jack Lee,  2 April 2013 at 01:44  

Ho ho.if Ng Yen Yen is gonna challenge this Thai Boxer, I am sure its going to be more than Rumble in the Jungle around Raub. Give the 3 term MCA bootlicker the boot

Cahaya Qalbu,  2 April 2013 at 03:00  

All the best to u Ak47. May Allah guides n protects u in Raub....

bruno,  2 April 2013 at 03:23  

Now my best buddy Quiet Despair has repent and is finally here.Next he will be a volunteer for Sak's campaign as Raub is a Malay majority area.

Whereas Kampong man will have to eat his words or rather eat humble pie.As usual he is always wrong in his palm or fortune reading,even with a crystal ball in front of him.Go figure.

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 07:00  

Congratulations on your nomination All the best to you You stand a good chance with the DAP Ubah machinery backing you
I contribute something for your campaign
If you lompat katak Please give it back OK (with interest)Ha Ha

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 07:02  

Congratulations on your nomination in Raub. All the best Dato, may the bets candidate win. How do you donate to your political campaign?

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 07:33  

QD,get a schedule from Sak and do some planning to get some stone and egg throwers as it is an UMNO speciality to kacau instead of planning own ceramah.After all UMNO is strong at Pahang,so why kacau?

Kampong man,  2 April 2013 at 07:40  

Bro Sak,

Congratulations on being nominated representing DAP in Raub.If you have been following my comments in POP I was right all the way in my guessing that Raub is the place.

Make sure you win because that lady Dato Dr Ng Yen Yen won big in 2004 and 2008.Best of luck to you Sak.

Por-tar-toe ?

Sumpitan Emas,  2 April 2013 at 07:53  

Congrats Datuk, this news make my day. Would love to see you trash the Ah Moi from my home State, Kelantan, or better still the MCA Don CSL, or minor Dons Liow or Wee KS in that order.

This is the moment.

All the best.

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 08:07  

Wow! 45 entries with contributions from Walla, CQ, Bruno, and others, and my oh my, at last, our long lost relative, Quiet Despair - welcome back.

Here's to a new Malaysia.

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 08:26  

Tahniah atas perlantikan bertanding di Raub!

Mungkin PM dan Zahid Hamidi declare nak buka kem tentera baru di Raub, Pahang minggu depan.
Alasannya, takut Pahang diserang lanun dari selatan negara jiran :-)
Tiba-tiba bertambah jumlah pengundi pulak. Hahahaha.

Yen Yen, mungkin tidak bertanding dengan alasan sudah tua dan banyak berbakti. Bagi 'peluang' untuk generasi baru!

They might come out with a video or documentary of you too!!!! Nothing disgusting is impossible with UMNO. Now is your chance to serve Malaysia AGAIN!

Love it when UMNO calls you a nobody but still damn scared when you debate them. Pemerintah UMNO bukan macam dulu...sekarang dah takde klas. Orang lama kat..."No standard!"

Machang Cowboy,  2 April 2013 at 08:42  

Tahniah Dato. Bila jadi menteri nanti jangan pula lupa kami dibawah ni.

Sumpitan Emas,  2 April 2013 at 08:56  

Anon 08:26 -'Nothing disgusting is impossible with UMNO' ..

kerana orang UMNO sudah biasa mengerutupi ubi kelentong di jamuan-jamuan, walhal untuk warga PR ubi keledek pada bila-bila masa pun OK - Por-tar-toe mahal sangat bagi kaum yang tak pernah pakai baju kot.

Keledek and budu is good for you.

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 09:01  

Tahniah Datuk. Will be in Raub and Mentakab to tolong 'lai piew' i.e. tarik undi..

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 09:21  

Congrats dato sak, my donation on the way again.

Suci Dalam Debu 2 April 2013 at 10:53  


This is one of my happiest moments to hear that you will face our Curi-Curi Malaysia.

To others who haven't contributed, please do, in material or time, or BOTH, hahahaha.

Contribute not only to Sak but to others who share our dreams of a better future for our children. BN has got unlimited funds, but ours will be used wisely.

David will overcome Goliath. Insyallah.

Sabah Sifu 2 April 2013 at 10:59  

Please stop blaming GE2008 result to the East Malaysia. in GE13, BN already won 30 ADUN Seats and 11 MP Seats, we will be blame again for being passive but who started the Lahad Datu Standoff? Please read this and this and finally this

Selangor cowboy,  2 April 2013 at 11:02  

Tahniah !!

Anonymous,  2 April 2013 at 15:25  

Dato' @ After you decided to join DAP, I am sure you never had a peace of mind and surely your close relatives and friends had abandoned you. Congratulations for so much sacrifices that you have to do in fighting for your revenge against DS Najib. My only comment is whether you had given a second thought before you decided to join DAP, a Chinese chauvinistic party most feared by Malays in the past. If you are happy your with your decision, I just wish you a good luck and may Allah SWT guides you to the right path.

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