Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Gia K'ar

MM Online - Datin who abused maid, bailor go missing:

SHAH ALAM, March 21 — Prosecutors were unable to locate Datin Rozita Mohamad Ali whose sentence they are appealing or the person who acted as her surety, the High Court was told today.

Selangor prosecution head Muhamad Iskandar Ahmad said he and his team went to two homes listed to Rozita, 44, in Petaling Jaya, Selangor and Melaka, and found both vacant.

"We also went to (the) address of the bailor.

“First there were problems and then we entered the home, and the bailor’s home was empty,” Iskandar told the judge hearing the appeal against Rozita’s non-custodial sentence for causing grievous harm to an Indonesian domestic worker using a weapon.

He added that his team also went twice to the bailor’s home.

Penang Chinese Hokkien 101:

Gia K'ar - scooted off, cabut-ed

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What do Yanks know about Malaysia?

MM Online - FBI probe after Jalur Gemilang at Merdeka party mistaken for IS-defaced US flag (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — A Malaysian engineer working in Kansas City in Missouri, United States has filed a discrimination suit after his Merdeka celebration last year was mistakenly reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a meeting of terrorist group, Islamic State (IS).

News outfit Kansas City Star reported yesterday that Munir Zanial, an engineer with Spirit Aerosystems, had a report lodged against him with the FBI last September after he rented a recreational lake operated by the Spirit Boeing Employees’ Association.

According to the lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Kansas City, someone who resembled a ranger or groundskeeper had reported to the employees’ association that a group “dressed in Muslim garb” had a US flag “desecrated with IS symbols.”

The association then reported the information to Spirit, which then reported the matter to the FBI.

I am not surprised. Despite the USA being virtually the top scientific and technological nation in the world, the average American is quite ignorant vis-a-vis the real World.

His 'limited' World is bordered by a country to the north (called Canada when he knows) where there are cops on horseback (called Mounties when he knows), and to the south by ... er ... a nation of, to him, slimy sneaky greasers (today modernised to 'wetbacks'). On the east is a big big sea beyond which some type of white people live, whilst towards the west the nips live across another big big sea.

His 'culture' consists of guns, baseball, basketball, (American type) football, TV, booze or coke and grilled steaks, burgers and 'freedom' fries.

But most of all, he is a very paranoid Yank, believing the Saracen will come for him soon.

It'll be a f**king wonder if he knows Malaysia, where it is or what its flag looks like.

So don't worry about it too much. 

must be Malaysia 

Perkasa declare war? Against whom?

From Malaysian Chinese - Universiti P. Ramlee set the precedent by recognizing UEC (extarcts):

Kuala Lumpur, March 14 – The Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (Aswara) which is being upgraded and renamed Universiti P. Ramlee, has set the precedent of public university by accepting Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) holders from the Chinese independent highs schools as the university’s students.

According to the official website of the Universiti P. Ramlee, the minimum entry requirement of its Faculty of Arts & Cultural Management is at least five credits in SPM, the UEC (at least three B), at least five C in O-Level, or recommended by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and passed the interview set by the university.

This means that the Universiti P. Ramlee has become the first public university in the country to recognize the qualification of UEC. The said website stated the above qualification including must score credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu subject.

To Chinese Malaysians who are/have been educated in Mandarin the recognition of UEC has been a bloody long journey.

The saga all started back in 1975 with Mahathir, when he was Education Minister. He threatened the Chinese educationists about issuing the UEC.

According to Dr Kua Kia Siong in his book, Protean Saga: The Chinese Schools of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir as Education Minister must have hated the idea and existence of the UEC so much that when he heard about Dong Jiao Zong's plans and programs for it, he summoned the Chinese educationalists to parliament and told the leaders "... that UEC had better not be held or else ...".

He did not ask for any response and dismissed the Chinese educationalists with a curt ... "That is all."

Undeniably he hated things Chinese, especially the UEC, meant for Chinese educated students to help them (but on their own finance, educational efforts and merits) get into overseas universities as the local ones have an unfavourable quota for the nons.

That was in 1975. Obviously Dong Jiao Zong didn't give two hoots to his very racist nonsensical warning, and correctly so as the 60 independent Chinese high schools in Malaysia (with 23 in East Malaysia) have been funded privately by the Chinese community and philanthropists like the late Lim Lean Teng, who was Han Chiang's long time benefactor.

Lim Lean Teng

T'was said he started his career as a butcher in Penang

The UEC has survived for 40 over years outside Malaysian tertiary education system, NO thanks to and in spite of Mahathir. And you Chinese want to vote him and his racial Pribumi?

And in 2017 when we felt the government might recognise the UEC in the wake of the late Adenan Satem's radical declaration that Sarawak recognises the UEC, 'ere we could say Ni Hao Ma? (wakakaka) we had Ibrahim Ali of someone's ultra fascist lobby group Perkasa declaring (as reported by FMT):

Perkasa menentang sekeras-kerasnya termasuk akan mengisytiharkan “perang” jika kerajaan mengiktiraf Sijil Peperiksaan Bersepadu (UEC).

I wonder who will Perkasa declare war against?

Presidennya, Datuk Ibrahim Ali berkata, kerajaan perlu menolak pengiktirafan UEC kerana ia bertentangan Dasar Pendidikan Kebangsaan yang terkandung dalam Akta Pendidikan 1996 dan Perkara 152 (1) Perlembagaan.

Why should Ibrahim Ali worry so much, or should my question be: why should "someone" worry so much about the Malaysian government's recognition of the UEC? Are we hearkening back to 1975?

Ibrahim Ali even said Perkasa would declare war if Najib were to recognise the UEC.

I wonder who could have alerted Ibrahim Ali as to Najib's possible action a la Adenan Satem? Hmmm?!

But now, with Uni P Ramlee recognising the UEC, will Perkasa declare war?

Israelis anti-Semitic?

MM Online - Palestinian president calls US ambassador to Israel ‘son of a dog’ (extracts):

Relations between Abbas’s government and Trump’s administration have broken down since the White House recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December.

The Palestinians also see the disputed city as the capital of their future state and have refused to meet with Trump’s envoys since.

Friedman, who was Trump’s personal lawyer before being appointed last year, is a longstanding supporter of settlement building in the occupied West Bank, considered illegal under international law.

In response to Abbas, Friedman, who is Jewish, told a conference that Abbas’s comments could have anti-Semitic connotations.

“His response was to refer to me as son of a dog. Is that anti-Semitism or political discourse? I leave that up to you,” he said, according to a US embassy spokeswoman.

Anti-Semitism? Who the hell is a Semite?

The dictionary tell us a Semite is "a member of any of various ancient and modern peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including the Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs."

That's right, Arabs are also Semites, thus anti-Semitism is also being against Arabs. Therefore I could say quite correctly that Israeli government, settlers and ultras are the most anti-Semitic people.

In recent years there has been a brazen Jewish move to monopolise or copyright-reserve the term 'anti-Semitism' for only Jews to depict global antagonism, hostilities or adverse actions against Jews. It has been part of an ongoing campaign to deliberately promote belief among Westerners that only Jews are Semites while Arabs are just Arabs. 

There has also been a similar move to monopolise the sufferings of atrocities perpetuated by Nazi Germany to Jews, when the fact has been the Nazis killed as many if not more gypsies, non-Aryan races such as Slavs, Poles, Bolsheviks, homosexuals, Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, etc etc etc.

The aim is of course to claim sole ownership of victim-hood to perpetuate guilt (about the Holocaust in WWII) amongst non-Jewish people, especially Europeans and Americans.

It's fatal for any American or European politician to be termed anti-Semitic, just as it's fatal for any non-Malay Malaysian politician to be described as anti-Melayu or anti-Islam or anti-raja2.

Interesting note: Many do not realise that Chinese are among the most ardent of monarchists while Islamic countries and their clerics (with a few exceptions) promote republicanism.

BEST political statement 2018 (7)

Malaysiakini - Only secular law can save religions by P Gunasegaram (extracts):

Many wars have been fought over religion, countless people killed, untold suffering perpetrated through persecution of those who believe and of those who do not, etc.

But there is only one law that will save all religions and give people the right to practice what they want to, free and unfettered. That is secular law - yes, that’s right, secular law.

No, it’s not a contradiction in terms - only secular laws do not give a damn what religion you belong to and they treat you the same whether you believe or not, or whether you believe in this or that.

I like Gunasegaram's:

But there is only one law that will save all religions and give people the right to practice what they want to, free and unfettered. That is secular law

The beauty is its Truth borne by its delightful contradiction in terms, wakakaka.


Politicians, Roisah needs urgent help

MM Online - Stateless, bright girl fears dim future (extracts):

Roisah Abdullah

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 ― She is a top student at her school in Klang, speaks fluent Bahasa Malaysia, idolises Neelofa and her favourite food is nasi lemak.

Despite having traits that appear Malaysian, Roisah Abdullah is not one.

Roisah, 21, or just Roi to her friends, was born to a foreign mother and an absentee Malaysian father, and is stateless as a result.

“Authorities said because they could not ascertain who my father was, since he left when I was born, they could not issue me a Malaysian citizenship,” she told Malay Mail in an interview.

“But I do not belong anywhere else, if I don't have Malaysia, what do I have?”

Shortly after her birth, Roisah was officially adopted by a Malaysian woman named Satrah Nabowah, who was 61 when she died of natural causes in 2014 .

Satrah had worked as a tailor to support Roisah and fought for her right to attend school, but was unable to get her adopted daughter Malaysian citizenship.

Roisah’s applications to the National Registration Department (NRD) were rejected without reason.

“We applied for my citizenship in 2011 and again in 2013, I only heard back that my application was rejected in January this year.”

She has no vote to give to anyone but she'll be an asset to Malaysia. Help her become a Malaysian.

"Captain" Francis Paul Siah speaks

Malaysiakini columnist Francis Paul Siah, who hails from Sarawak, gives me the impression he is a Malaysian Don Quixote but one who tok-kok. He has just penned Is DAP happy to ‘kill off’ PSM’s Jeyakumar?.

I leave you to read his biased article but more importantly the comments on his article.

Incidentally, in January he wrote for Malaysiakini Let ‘Captain Mahathir’ win in a safe FT seat. I had then commented on his article as follows (extracts only):

Is Francis Siah aware of the current political status for Pakatan in the federal seat of Lembah Pantai?

For such a strong advocate of Mahathir as Pakatan's PM-designate and a careful analyst of suitable seats for his idol, I find it bizarre, flabbergasting, bewildering and rather shocked and disappointed with his choice of seat for Dr Wan Azizah, the Pakatan DPM-designate.

Doesn't he know that Lembah Pantai is now very marginal for PKR and which is why the jungle drums informed us Nurul Izzah has been told to go north to stand in a safer (for her) Permatang Pauh? [...]

Francis Siah has analysed most carefully through a wide electoral landscape to select a blue-ribbon winning seat for Mahathir yet he (Siah) has been seemingly casual and nonchalant for Dr Wan Azizah's "safe"(?) seat.

What f**king gives? So think about it again, Francis Paul Siah.

As for Mahathir, Francis Siah loves to have his idol stand in the DAP blue-ribbon seats of Kepong, Seputeh or Cheras, when then Mahathir "... could just file his papers on nomination day, go on holiday during the campaign period and return to bask in glory on counting night."

But isn't that an insult to the voters of Kepong, Seputeh and Cheras to take them for granted?

Francis Siah might want to recall that Karpal Singh, the Lion of Jelutong, lost his blue ribbon seat of Jelutong in 1999, Tiger or no Tiger, which the late politician held for 21 years; likewise with his compatriot Lim Kit Siang in Bukit Bendahara.

Francis Siah should do well to remember not to f**k around with Chinese voters or take them for granted.

However, Francis Siah after dreaming of one of the 3 DAP blue ribbon seats in the FT for Mahathir, said most incongruously that it'll be unlikely for a Malay (Mahathir) to be chosen by his party (or coalition Pakatan) to contest in a Chinese seat (Kepong, Seputeh, Cheras). Siah said Malaysian politics hasn't yet reached that level of maturity (or absurdity?).

What a f**king insult to the DAP.

Mr Blame-Everyone-Else (3)

From Malaysiakini's Dr M the weakest PM in Malaysian history by Raghaven Nair (extracts):

5 High Court judges sacked 

Lord President Judiciary sacked 

Since Dr Mahathir Mohamad became the Pakatan Harapan chairperson, he has been denying his involvement in any of the wrongdoings during his tenure. The 92-year-old is finally revealing to the world that he is Malaysia’s weakest prime minister in history.

In a meet-and-greet session organized by Hindraf, Mahathir laid the entire blame on MIC’s longest-serving president for failing to uplift the Indian community. He admitted that during his tenure of 22 years, he failed to control the MIC leader. Mahathir’s statement echoes DAP’s Prof Ramasamy who also says Mahathir tried to assist the Indian community but failed due to Samy Vellu. [...]

In Mahathir’s memoir entitled “A Doctor In The House”, he dedicated a whole chapter on Anwar Ibrahim’s abnormal sexual craving. Mahathir wrote, “I may have made many mistakes, but removing Anwar was not one of them.”

In 2015, Mahathir said that everyone should accept the Federal Court’s decision on Anwar’s appeal against sodomy, saying that the decision was right and perpetrators should be punished as per the law. Now, after just two years, he regrets his action.

With Mahathir’s numerous U-turns this year, bookstores should shift all Mahathir’s memoirs from the biography section to ‘fiction’. With so many mistakes made under Mahathir, which he readily admits, how sure are we of his second coming under Harapan?

only fiction? 


Monday, March 19, 2018

BEST political statement 2018 (6)

In Malaysiakini's ‘Malaysia’, one dream at a time columnist Cmdr (rtd) S Thayaparan penned (extracts only):

... not only is the opposition coalesced around a former Umno strongman, it includes in their voter base people who actually believe that the Mahathir era was some sort of halcyon period, where everything was as it should be when it comes to the "social contract" that passes as “muhibbah”.

The more he talks or defends his record or makes noises of half-hearted contrition, the more it reminds people of an era where the opposition stood for principles instead of the strategic choices it is making now.

As Haris Ibrahim in his open letter to Dr M said, maybe he should just zip it. 
What disturbs me, is not the sight of the old maverick revising history, but rather the sycophantic approval of supporters who justify his revisions.

Supporting the opposition does not mean publicly fellating them.

The real issue is not if the old maverick has changed or is sincere in his efforts to reform Malaysia but rather that the opposition has changed.

I believe Cmdr Thayaparan deserves another placing again with his funny remark:

Supporting the opposition does not mean publicly fellating them.

Wakakaka, and if you don't understand what Cmdr Thayaparan has meant in that sentence, look up your new word in the dictionary, wakakaka again. It applies in particular to my visitor looes74, wakakaka a third time.

What Chinese Press think of Mahathir

From the Malaysian Chinese News - Don’t let racism revive (in full):

Pribumi party is ONLY for pribumi or Malays 

Former prime minister Mahathir did not let go of his glory and wealth and also did not advance and retreat with the people.

A wrongdoer achieves salvation as soon as he gives up evil, but Mahathir failed to do that.

Today, he became the “savior” working hard for the democratic movement of the country, leading Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM), a racist political party in the name of “save Malaysia” and aligned with the opposition alliance, with the hope to salvage the Pakatan Harapan.

Under the beautification and even deification of his old enemy Lim Kit Siang and other DAP leaders, Mahathir like Nik Aziz and Hadi Awang who were also whitewashed by the DAP in the past, making the Chinese community look forward to him.

Cina mudah lupa 

In those years, Mahathir had trampled on pluralistic democracy and oppressed the Chinese society and Chinese education where the bad deeds were too numerous to be listed, as if they were yesterday.

It’s indeed very sad, after being brainwashed by the DAP, social network pages on safeguarding the Chinese education posted a lot of articles full of support for Mahathir. The articles that exposed Mahathir’s various evils became critique of netizens, without any reason to speak of. This is Chinese community, which is often forgetful.

Defending the quota system of university

Mahathir laid the foundations of his political career with racism, after the May 13 incident, he sent a letter in lashing Bapa Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman, accusing that the May 13 tragedy was caused by the Tunku’s pro-Chinese policy, as the letter had succeeded in inflaming Umno Malays’ sentiment, Tunku was forced to resign under the pressure.

patron-adviser of Perkasa, an ultra fascist right wing Malay group 

Subsequently, Mahathir wrote a book “The Malay Dilemma”, resulting in racism continue to ferment. As such, Tunku had labelled Mahathir as Malay extremist.

The horrible operation Operasi Lalang had caused the four Chinese educationists namely Lim Fong Seng, Sim Mow Yu, Tuang Pik King and Kua Kia Soong being arrested under the Internal Security Act, especially the 76-year-old Sim Mow Yu who was detained in a dark small cell, where one couldn’t differentiate day and night, for up to 60 days. Subsequently he was brought to the Kamunting Detention Centre and detained for more than seven months. This was how Mahathir treated a veteran of Chinese educationist.

In the “Suqiu” memorandum issue in 1999, Mahathir had burnt the bridge after crossing it. In his Merdeka Day speech after the general election, Mahathir had strongly accused the Chinese associations which drawn up the Suqiu memorandum as communists, and also as the Al-Maunah (Islamic extremists group), cheated the government by seizing the chance of general election (at that time Anwar was sacked as deputy prime minister), he also reiterated that Chinese had controlled majority of the wealth in the country.

In the dialogue with the Suqiu Committee, he had defended the quota system in universities, claiming that if the student intake was based on academic performance, 80% of the university students would be non-Malays. As such, his core idea is racism, the protection of his ethnic group by various policies had made it impossible for Malaysia, without a merit-based system, to compete in international competitiveness.

The quota system still in use had caused many outstanding non-Malay students unable to gain admission into the course of their choice, and even had been rejected by the local public universities. During Mahathir’s reign, he had implemented many single stream education policies, one of the examples being the vision school.

Even after retired, he had always made racist remarks, for instance he had criticized Chinese educationists as the real initiator of apartheid at an event organized by the Perkasa in 2009, just because they had rejected vision school. He had also talked about the Chinese dilemma, alleged that the Chinese were trying to control the national economy and also aimed at controlling the national political rights. Time and time again, he accused the Chinese community of unwarranted moves, and made other ethnic groups, especially the Malays, hate the Chinese.

At that time, Lim Kit Siang had written article to rebut Mahathir, accusing him of “racism that never repents”, and responded to Mahathir’s “Chinese Dilemma” with “Mahathir Dilemma”. But recently, it was Lim Kit Siang who defended Mahathir, so how should the people react?

We feel very sad; what we want is for Malays to be awakened, even to abandon racial privileges, eliminate racism. In worshipping Mahathir for the sake of votes, even if Umno is overthrown, but the core idea and political model of Malay supremacy still prevail, it will be revived and put into practice again.

Don't forget that in 1975 as Education Minister he threatened Dong Zuan against holding the UEC.