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Wednesday 12 February 2014

The Conduct of UMNO Leaders.

In an earlier article, I have mentioned a bit about the late Tun Dr Ismail. Some people cannot accept the comparison saying there’s no need to drag in Tun Ismail in the issue in question. Or saying Tun Ismail’s time was history.
Of course the personal attacks against me continue. I am after all a running dog of the daPIGs and my tokongs are the Lim Family. These diatribes and vitriol are of no consequence to me. I, a Malay and a Muslim and a rightful citizen of Malaysia find no contradiction being in the DAP. We can all co- exist because we are united and resolute in struggling and fighting for a just, equitable and fair society through the instrument of the democratic process. I hope this can be sufficiently understood by people with sufficient intelligence. 
People are free to believe in UMNO and what it struggles for. We are likewise free not to believe in UMNO.
We reject violence and unconstitutional approach to changing government. That is the basis which unites Malaysians who want to be in the DAP. I find it laughable the call from some Malays that they enter DAP to get into the CEC or get some posts. If they join DAP to get these, then don’t join. Let only those with similar convictions join.
So, in reprising the role of Tun Dr Ismail, what’s the issue? The issue here is the conduct of a leader. And Tun Ismail is a pertinent example for us to compare him and the current Home Affairs Minister who has acted imbecilic so many times. Using Tun Ismail as an example further reinforces our argument about the absence of leadership in Malaysia. TUn Ismail is an example of responsible conduct and to act fairly, justly and in accordance to the rule of law.
One cabinet minister wanted to bring his daughter in law who was from China into Malaysia. Malaysia then had no diplomatic relations with Communist China as well as with some iron curtain countries. Malaysian citizens cannot go into communist countries and citizens from communist countries were not able to come into Malaysia. That was the law in regards movement of citizens between countries with no diplomatic ties. The cabinet minister didn’t have the courage to ask Tun Ismail directly and therefore asked Tunku Abdul Rahman to intercede. Tunku wrote a note to Tun Ismail to help out. Tun Ismail sent back the request with a short reply. YAM Tunku, there is not even a legal provision in our country to consider this case.
I mentioned of a quote which Tun Ismail was fond of saying- an honest man is not necessarily a nice man. He was a man prepared to act truthfully and honestly even at the risk of being un-nice. Readers can read more about Tun Ismail from the book The Reluctant Politician. As for me, I will relate some of the nuances and unconscious personal inflexions associated with Tun Ismail. I am sharing some minor details about the life of Tun Ismail which were related to me by someone who worked with Tun Ismail at the Home Ministry for a very long time.
The importance of Tun Ismail lies not in an attempt to paint Tun Ismail as a person bigger than life. He has earned that place already in our history. More importantly, we can treat Tun Ismail for his exemplary conduct- unflinching in holding up the rule of law. In the aftermath of May 13, there was still ISA and I mentioned about it in the earlier article, because that was what was said. I could have sanitised it by saying- if you don’t retract the letter, I will send you to jail.
We are familiar with the saying, with great power comes greater responsibility. Tun Ismail has sought to live to the maxim as honestly and truthfully as he could.
It seems leadership lessons from Tun Ismail are more important nowadays. We have a Prime Minister who seems to act and conduct himself as a PM for UMNO not of the nation. On matters that threaten social cohesion, he has chosen to remain aloofly silent.  We then have a Home Affairs Minister who acts and conducts himself as a Home Affairs Minister for UMNO and the underground elements. After all he says these people are his friends.
What can we learn from Tun Ismail? He can be cited as an example of a person who acts responsibly with the powers with which he was given. A person should always conduct himself honourably when dealing with others whose fates are likely to be affected by his actions.  
Even from the Islamic standpoint, it is more important to exercise proper conduct according to the Islamic principles rather than behaving like a mere Muslim. Especially in these turbulent times, it is necessary and important to distinguish between being a Muslim and conducting oneself according to Islamic principles. In Malaysia as in many Muslim countries, there are many Muslims but little Islam is practised. Absent from daily routine is the tolerance, mutual respect and rejection of violence demanded from the religion of Peace.
Nowadays, many Malays like to portray themselves as Muslims without necessarily upholding Islamic principles. They represent themselves as Muslims through their speeches, clothing and attire and advertise themselves as pious Muslims. But more often than not, their conduct is unIslamic.
Islam is a religion of peace. But so many among us depict the ugly side of ourselves when interacting with people of different religious and cultural backgrounds.  


Anonymous,  12 February 2014 at 08:19  

Datuk Sak

Our ruling regime political leaders behave increasingly like
those from the sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, perhaps only Mauritius and Botswana are relatively well-governed. Almost all the others are basket cases or neocolonies (especially those of Francophone Africa). Even South Africa is becoming a kleptocracy, with its leader Jacob Zuma openly booed in front of other world leaders.

We are becoming more and more like Nigeria by the day.

Phua Kai Lit

Mohd. Kamal bin Abdullah 12 February 2014 at 08:47  

Dato', soon you will hear that the late Tun Ismail, a great Statesman is from UMNO 46 (now dead and gone) and was never a member of this UMNO Baru. So making claims about Tun Ismail's ideals are not in line with the present UMNO. Another thing to remember : DULU LAIN...SEKARANG LAIN LAH.

I full support your call but until our Malays will be the same.


KoSong Cafe 12 February 2014 at 09:15  

I can still remember, during May 13, as a 19-year old, I found Tun Dr. Ismail's announcements on television most authoritative. Now, even our PM's statements cannot be taken seriously, expecting contradicting statements from others, and even U-turn from PM himself. Our Home Minister is even worse, unable to show he can uphold the law.

the gaffe guy who know's,  12 February 2014 at 11:50  

We have a home minister who do not understand the law of the land.Everytime he opens his idiotic mouth,people remember him as the 'Gaffe Guy'.A person who gaffe's all the time is no smarter than an idiot.

the mean machine,  12 February 2014 at 11:57  

DAP is a multi racial party.Anybody of any race who want's to join as a member is always welcome.Can anybody of any race who want's to Join Umno,Mic or Mca do so?Go figure.

Umno politicians are like samseng.How come leaders of these party can condone the actions of gangsters,hooligans and criminals.Go figure again.

the gugu guy,  12 February 2014 at 12:04  

Tun Ismail is in a different league.A division one officer.Zahid cannot compare with Tun Ismail.Why cannot compare.Because Zahid is in the minor junior league.A division Z class clown.

Din 12 February 2014 at 12:14  

Assalamulaikum tuan..

Blog Addin gagal diselamatkan kerana masalah error di html.

Oleh itu, saya telah membuat blog baru di alamat

Mohon letak link blog baru saya di blog tuan, blog tuan saya telah linkkan.

Terima kasih atas kerjasama.


Heheha,  12 February 2014 at 12:21  

Umno is bankrupt of leaders and ideas.So it used the bogey man,race and religion as a weapon to counter its critics and the opposition.When is the rakyat going to wake up to their good senses and realise that Umno is not good for their well being and good health.

walla 12 February 2014 at 14:42  

U: Well, say something.

B: Give me a few seconds. Having just come out of the jungle this musim kemarau, i'm radiating heat at the moment. Surely you don't want me to eclipse my own vituperation at what Umno has been doing?

U: Knowing you, i can take it.

B: Out of some warped sense of guilt, i presume?

U: Err... how come you're so fast?

B: Because i know your real situation and therefore the strategy you're deploying.

U: And what are both, pray tell?

B: Don't use the word 'pray'. You and your kind are disqualified from denigrating it further.

U: (reddening) Point taken.

B: Your situation is that of a bad man about to face the Great Maker while grasping for a reason to explain away all the sins past and present in the hope of also getting away with sins of the future yet to be committed jauntily on the basis that since precedents have already been set and one has gotten away with them, one might as well continue the merry ride in the absence of better ideas.

U: Where did you say you got that heat? Pass some over so that i can respond.

B: In the hot underbrush of some lalang-filled jungle.

U: Sorry. I'm only good for the cool confines of an air-conditioned room feted by sashaying secretaries.

B: Then where are your wolf-howls since you sound like a wolf from wall street?

U: Let's not get into that. It's too profane for our polite society.

B: Polite society? Has the cool clime clamped your cloddish cerebrum?

See an optometrist. You seem to be deliberately blind to the facts of events laid out. Slaughtering a completely innocent chicken not so long after showing butts and decapitating an equally innocent cow. Threatening another May 13 which finally hints the source of its cause against the lie that pants-wearing director was trying to sell. And the deafening silence on all those bloody double standards viz-a-viz sedition.

Who cannot see that our institutions mandated to protect the rights of the rakyat are actually being used to protect the wrongs of the politicians and their ilk who are supposed to be protecting the rights of the rakyat? Who're the victims and who're the criminals here in this woe begotten Tanahair?

You know, the witty parodies by the Rakyat of Malaysia are not profane. They are profound. They are the cynical climax of all that the rakyat have gone through under an Umno-run government that is now hellbent on practicing only one political objective - apartheid, Malay-version.

If you can't see that, eat more kangkung.

walla 12 February 2014 at 14:43  


U: Ok. I surrender. You've spelled it out with your usual aplomb although i would have thought your extended absence would have blunted your grey cells at least a bit. What's Umno strategy, pray, i mean, please, tell?

B: You're using His Name to try and spook the christians in Sabah and Sarawak while trying to split Pas away from Pakatan while trying to galvanize our Muslims on a common platform. Three-in-one.

U: Shit. You're sharp.

B: Eat more kangkung. You want some now?

U: No, i only take organic.

B: Strange. One would have thought taking only the best would have infused you with greater wisdom, let alone honesty.

U: Look, as you have so earnestly pointed out, and I concur, our Umno is kaput (but don't tell anyone, ok?). So we do what we must do. As the brits had done last century, loot, slash, burn and tar everyone else. Perfidy to our enemies!

B: Then you have just killed the Malay race.

U: How so?

B: You're doing things that are destroying the honor of being a Malay. Moreover, you're destroying the great Islamic state of mind. Furthermore, you've destroyed the fabric of our multi-racial, multi-faith, multi-everything national identity that was born out of the mainspring of goodwill between men of diverse origins under the same Sky. Therefore you are destroying His Mandate as the Onliest Creator of this Universe.

And Malays under Umno are not the majority in this land, to boot.

The Malays under non-Umno are the majority. Their silence doesn't mean they don't know what Umno is up to. Their rural origins don't mean they can't think or distinguish what is right from what is wrong. Their simplicity doesn't mean they cannot see beyond the pocket money you've been dolloping out of funds contributed by those others - including hardworking Malays of all divides - who only wish to have a better country and society where the corrupt and the cronies are put in their place. Preferably behind bars. And that to stop the mess and complete disintegration of all the distinct advantages that have already been frittered away from this nation so small and yet years yonder was once full of potential for goodness and achievement.

So, with apologies to Leonardo DiCaprio, stop screwing around to fuck-up anymore this cockamamied country.

U: Ok. I'm bruised and battered now. How do we get out of ourselves, i mean our Umno Baru mentality?

B: You want an honest answer? Let me quote for you Auric Goldfinger. 'Die'.

U: Please, don't we have a right to live as a political party too?

B: You're not a political party. You're a syndicate of crooked misshapen denizens from the budget-blown local zoo, serpent department.

Don't you know by now all living things have in them some semblances of emotions that us humans can identify?

Even chickens know what is fright and fear. So what the fuck is the reason to taunt, kill and assume mono-ethnic authority as if endorsed by Him? Doing so makes Him what? Subscriber to religio-racism? Nuts!

Show me your credentials from Him and His gate pass to you that allow you to do so. Is it printed on conqueror bond paper? Notarized by any chance? Electronically encrypted, perhaps?

U: Ok. I admit we just used our common faith to do what you have so aptly discerned. How do we get out of it?

B: Replace the entire bunch of loonies that you have for leaders.

U: But we don't have any replacements. And that's why Razaleigh and Saifuddin remain only at the fringes and YM Nazrin have stopped commenting important issues.

walla 12 February 2014 at 14:43  


B: Because you all are not honest about wanting to make real changes to the framework and paradigm of true governance.

Let me ask you - if you continue like this, where and when can good leaders emanate out of Umno? After the mad mamak has moved on? After the sheriff of nottingham has been dungeoned for fireworks? After the meter reader has read his last meter? After baganlatok has said his last piece of amok?

Look at all those jerks who attended the last GA. Any of them showed an independent mind, made thoughtful comments about the real state of this nation, showed they have global mindsets and an understanding on the need for race-and-religion averse humanity? None! To everyone's chagrin, they acted like a bunch of monkeys let loose from some crummy cage while on extended heat.

Let me tell you aptly, bluntly and clearly. They were and remain all to the last man and woman a bunch of misfits and spineless opportunists who were still sucking tits, toes and thumbs while so many of us lived, served and died for this country once called Malaysia.

Well, she's gone now. We are now at the bottom of the pit and Umno is still trying to spin Bozoland. Those bloody plastic lizards.

U: Yo! Shall i get you a cool gatorade?

B: What for? Will it enable the final establishment of a true set of principles in the way this country is to be run and this society is to be taught? Surely, you know by now all the problems have been caused by us. Three things are needed to move forward and we have none as a race. We don't have principles, we don't have a success model, and we don't learn a single thing from history and experience. Other races have progressed because they have these three things. We don't and we want to dictate terms, deny we endorse bad practices, denude goodwill, and damn the righteous? Up us!

U: How about some loose notes?

B: Drop them into the kitty. I need to buy more than kangkung for the poor out there.

U: Will you tell them it's from Umno?

B: How can it be from Umno? It's from those nons you lambast, tar and boogey as if they owe us anything.

U: But for us, where would they be?

B: You know, that's the heart of all matters. That you still think they are pendatangs. I faintly recall you being born in that maternity ward next to the three nons and all four of you were bellyaching away, causing the nurses to fluster. Do you really want me to continue?

U: need lah. It's a show, we in Umno.

B: No, you're dead wrong. It stopped being a show when blood was let. It's become deadly serious and seditious when threats are made and offers of reward to harm come with it. And the last nail is it has become an utterly cynical farce when the guy supposedly to protect comes out and says it is not a threat.

You mean an Umno government can say, endorse and do anything damn thing it wants so long as its interests are exclusively served? If yes, go join Genghiz Khan or Hitler or Stalin or Pol Pot.

Lest you miss what i've implied by that question, let me tell you true leadership entails right discipline - of oneself and of one's subordinates. In the deafening silence of Putrajaya over the craven excesses of Umno's thuggish goons so far, has Umno the pretender to the government of this country portrayed itself as a worthy body of real leaders?

No, it's just a body riddled with worms. And reading what they have been saying, not even glowing.

U: By any chance, got any plaster with you?

B: That's only temporary. What you need is a massive lobotomy.

U: So long as we can get away with it, i'll take my chances.

B: Get away from Him? Are you nuts? Oh, but i forget. You don't have any in the first place.

Anonymous,  12 February 2014 at 21:49  

i cant stand these long dialogue..i dont think am the first and neither would i be the last. Wish some writers use their head and write what they mean.

What is the point of writing when the readers just dont want to read it?

Be the bigger man, pls.

Anonymous,  12 February 2014 at 22:09  

Laughable also in these turbulence time that we try to light fire...indeed

Anonymous,  12 February 2014 at 22:36  

Dato, these idiots may call you a running dog for DAP but most of us know who are the real traitors of our country. You have all our full support. Keep up the good work!

Sam,  13 February 2014 at 00:53  

I wish to pose a question to everyone here, and especially to the any politicians wannabes.

The so called Islam NGOs offered a reward for someone to slap MP Seputeh. Now why is that necessary? Surely any member of the NGOs are capable of doing that - slapping MP Seputeh?

Why is it when it comes to beating up someone or killing, that the politicians always gets someone else to do the dirty work? Now, do you know why in some of the more educated and civilized societies, the citizens frown on their politicians and treat them as pariahs.

It looks like our Malaysian society are getting more civilized by the day, so far no one has taken up the offer and better still no one - from both sides of the political divide (including racial, religious divisions) - have not taken the bait from all the racist and religious shoving and pushing.

I hope I have not spoken too soon, but I think we will overcome all the shit thrown at us by UMNO and their gangsters.

bumi-non-malay 13 February 2014 at 05:33  

UMNO-BN ada undang2 untuk pelbagai jenayah.....tapi kegunaan adalah untuk terus takutkan rakyat yang berani Abntah UMNO.....bukan terhadap mereka yang ada hubungan dengan Sultan UMNO....

Sultan pun ada ruangan hapuskan isu kecil macam Kalimah Allah, Racist .....tapi buat bisu atau takut hilang rezeki..... Sekali Gus Sultan-Agong boleh kata - Allah adalah untuk semua, Siapa yang keliru dia Bodoh!!

Lama kelamaan selepas 60 Tahun....apa beza...?? Apa perubahan?? Makin lama, makin Terror Malaysia ni.....Kalau serangan UMNO-Sulu-Abu Sayaf Terrorist kat Sabah sampai ke Kuala Lumpur....rakyat boleh buat apa??...Harap Sultan UMNO-BN buat sesuatu atau bincang lagi dengan terrorist??...Opps maaf....megikut media UMNO....terrorist Islam Cult itu perlu dipanggil PEMEGANG SENAPANG.... Gun Carrier!!...Rakyat semenajung jangan risau!!

walla 14 February 2014 at 07:00  

Let me respond to anon 21:49 who has complained exactly the same thing many months before.

His mind, for that matter his soul and therefore how he sees himself only when he looks at anything, has been locked a long time.

I'll respond in two ways so that the other cybertroopers can also ponder if they still have a conscionable brain since the only thing they can muster is ad hominem attacks and one can ask if people can only do that, what and who exactly are they trying to defend? The Indefensibles?

The first response is this:

'Perhaps we should require parental guidance before reading my posts. Shall anon 21:49 do the honour and have that start with him?'

The second response is long but it is infinitely better. It is something from the past. I'm only writing this entire reply because it just came to me from someone wise and diplomatic so i thought i would share it with you all. On the topic of leadership and the political situation of our country, it's immensely appropriate.

I'll put the second response in the next comment. See below.

walla 14 February 2014 at 07:09  

The second response:

It was said that Mr Zhou En-lai was once having a meal with his European friends.

A person by the name of Klaus passed an impolite comment when he was drunk.

“You Chinese carry the signs of pigs, dogs, and mouse at birth.

“I can’t understand what’s going on in the mind of your ancestors?”

At that point, the distinguished group of friends started to laugh. They started to toast each other rowdily.

The cultured and serene atmosphere was broken.

Some people believe that when someone insults your ancestors, even if you don’t have a response to it, the least you could do is to overturn the table against him.

Fortunately, nobody acted rashly or in violence.

For a while, not a single word was uttered. It was probably because they have not come across this situation before.

Then, Mr Zhou En-lai stood up and spoke to everybody in a calm and peaceful way.

“The Chinese ancestors were very wise. They arranged the twelve zodiac signs in pairs. Six pairs in a cycle.

In this way, they expressed their hopes and wishes for the generation that came after them.”

By then, the room was in complete silence. There were some sceptical looks among the audience.

Mr Zhou En-lai continued, ” The first pair of animals is the rat and cow.

“The rat represents wisdom and the cow represents diligence. Wisdom and diligence must operate in harmony.

“If there is wisdom but no diligence in applying it, it’s foolishness.

“On the other hand, if there is diligence but no wisdom, it’s an act of folly.

“That’s why wisdom and diligence must go hand in hand. This is our ancestor’s first wish for us. The first pair of animal also represents the most important hope.

“The second pair is the tiger and rabbit.

“The tiger represents courage and the rabbit represents carefulness. These two qualities must work closely together.

“In that way, it can have a better chance to achieve success.

“Without carefulness, courage becomes recklessness. Similarly, without courage, carefulness becomes cowardice.

“This pair of qualities is very important. That’s why it is the second pair.”

Mr Zhou En-lai looked at the audience and then he added, “Therefore, when we demonstrate our carefulness, please do not think that we do not have the courage to fight for social justice.

“In truth, what our ancestor is pursuing is wisdom through integrity, harmony and balance. It’s never about a single hope or task.

When he saw that the audience was deep in thought, Mr Zhou En-lai continued, “The third pair is the dragon and snake.

“They represent strength and flexibility.

“Strength without flexibility becomes brittle. Without strength, flexibility becomes meaningless.

“That’s why strength with flexibility is an important lesson from our ancestor that has lasted through time.

“The next pair is the horse and goat.

“The horse represents the ability to gallop to success. The goat represents the ability to be considerate and have compassion.

“If a person only looks after himself as he pursues his goal and with no consideration for others, he will face obstacles from the people around him.

“Finally, he may not even be successful.

“However, if a person only looks after others and seek only to be amiable, he will not have a sense of direction. His goal will eventually be lost.

“That’s why the spirit of the horse and virtues of the goat must be applied in harmony with each other. This is our ancestor’s fourth wish for us.

walla 14 February 2014 at 07:09  

“The next pair is the monkey and the chicken.

“The monkey represents agility.

“As for chicken, as there were no clocks in the days of old, it is needed to wake humans to start a new day.

“The chicken represents stability.

“The qualities of agility and stability must be tightly coupled together.

“If you have agility but no stability, your best plan will not come to pass. However, if you focused on having stability and refuse to change, you will not have a better future.

“When the two qualities are in harmony, on one side, there will be stability in terms of having, for example, effective system and collaboration.

“On the other side, there will be a release of unrelenting creativity and innovation to achieve progress.

“When these two qualities operate in synergy, it is one of the basic imperatives to achieve success.

“Lastly, we have the dog and pig.

“The dog represents loyalty while the pig represents good nature.

“If a person is loyal but does not have a good nature, he will be blindly following others.

“On the other hand, if he has a good nature but does not have loyalty, he will have no people and principles to guide him.

“That’s why whether its loyalty to a country, loyalty to a team, or loyalty to an ideal, you need to ensure that good nature is tightly coupled with and working alongside with it.

“In that way, you can have a deep-seated sense of loyalty that comes from the heart.

“This is why the Chinese believes that the outer core must be in alignment with the inner core.

“At the inner core, we must have a pure heart that subscribes to high moral values. We must seek to live with ethos and positive principles.

“We must live up to our words and not do anything that will harm others.

“At the external core, we must be knowledgeable about the ways of the world. We must be wise in managing affairs around us.

“We need to focus on what matters in life and not be influenced by evil.

“We need to live with integrity and in harmony with others and the environment. We must not have any form of prejudice or seek to discriminate against anyone.”

At the end of his speech, there was complete silence. They say that you can even hear a pin dropped.



Long ago, another speech was made in our own parliament; it was a maiden speech. At the end of it, one could even hear a pin drop.

I am sorry for underestimating the wisdom of the chinese and the folly of our own Malays.

walla 14 February 2014 at 07:42  

And that was why when a chicken was recently slaughtered here even if for so-called 'symbolic' reason, instability ensued right to the moment you are reading this.

And that was why when a cow was decapitated and its head stomped on, you can be excused for thinking those jokers are just lazy good for nothing sonabitches.

This nation died because it was allowed to be let by idiots, chauvinists and crooks.

Malays, get up and Fight for Right.

Anonymous,  14 February 2014 at 09:43  

Walla, keep the juice flowing!

Can't stand any longer? Or more likely can't understand, or worse, both?

The Malays will yet succeed to be sure because those who can comprehend and absorb extended arguments far outnumber those who can't.

I am utterly stunned by this revelation that there are people around who can't read beyond five or six pages of intelligent meaningful, albeit sometimes critical, discourse.

Anonymous,  14 February 2014 at 09:47  


Thx for the reminder.

BTW, That speed that u mentioned about in the Malaysia Parliament long time ago - wasnt it the maiden speech made by LKY?

That speech,indeed, summarized what u said last;

I am sorry for underestimating the wisdom of the chinese and the folly of our own Malays.


Anonymous,  14 February 2014 at 10:01  

Wasnt it prophetic when that cow was decapitated and its head stomped on; the diligence of the nation about religious sensitivity & co-existence was trumpeted on.

& yet nobody of authority raised a finger. It's since lost!

Now, when that chicken was ritually sacrificed for NO apparent & logical reason, indeed, the country's stability is on way to the history's dustbin!

More so when that HM discarded it as a non-issue due to his ketuanan bias.


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