Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Confrontational diplomacy and barbed rhetoric?

Many Pakatan supporters will naturally vote for Pakatan candidates. But that's not all - they very much HATE Najib too, wakakaka.


gonna get that bloody brat  for pawning away my Proton, not re-commencing my crooked bridge & selling off KTM land in the lil' red-dot

In Malaysia there's no moderation, tolerance or civility in politics a la George Bush's "you're either with us, or against us". Kill and kill kaukau, wakakaka.

Today the Star Online reported
Najib: No more 'confrontational diplomacy' with Singapore in which Najib said Malaysia does not want to return to "confrontational diplomacy and barbed rhetoric" when conducting bilateral relations with Singapore.


Hmmm, I wonder what Najib meant by not returning to "confrontational diplomacy and barbed rhetoric"? 

Wakakaka.

OK, I suspect one of you, wakakaka again, will now hate Najib even more for daring to be pally buddy with the Singaporeans, with a likely probability of even tearing what little hair you may have left on your head.

Aiyoyo.



Adakah hilangnya sopan-santun Melayu?

On Sunday I posted Bigot demanded ban on scholarships for Non's in which I discussed Raof Husin, the representative of Malaysian Association of Former Education Officers at the Rise of the Ummah Convention, urging the government to end federal scholarships for non-Malay students in order to ensure and uplift Malay supremacy in the country ahead of the 14th general election.


Aside from his brain-baffling bigotry, I wonder what would be the significance ensuring and uplifting Malay supremacy ahead of the 14th general election?

Yes, what's the relationship of GE14 and his bigoted call?

I also mentioned I have written before on blokes like him who have not only been interested in promoting Malay education but more into suppressing educational opportunities for the 'nons' - to wit, the evil strategy of 'promote & suppress' - that is, promote Melayu, suppress orang Cina.

It shows his mean nasty jealous streak - seorang yang busuk hati sangat, wakakaka.

Today MM Online publishes Citing May 13, Perkasa supports Ummah’s call on scholarship which narrates (extracts):

Perkasa has extended its support for former educator Datuk Raof Husin, who over the weekend had called for the government to end federal scholarships for minority students.

In a statement, Perkasa said more scholarships should be offered to Bumiputera, while reminding others that the bloody May 13, 1969 racial riots happened due to the economic divide between the communities.

To be fair to Perkasa, unlike cretin-ish-chowkana-constitutional loyar-buruk Raof Husin, the NGO didn't call for an end to scholarships for non-Malays but rather for an increase of such study aid to bumiputeras. Perkasa has been more concerned about calls for an end to scholarships for Malays.

Thus by comparison, Perkasa is zillions of miles ahead of the constitutional bullshitter, but it spoils its ethnic educational concerns by raising the tragedy of May 13 to threaten non-Malay Malaysians, when it's not non-Malays who decide on allocation of scholarships.

Why must there be always the perennial, nay, perpetual threats of May 13, tebuans, un-loyal nons, etc to preface the statements of these bigots? Don't tell me they are not capable of string a few decent words together without racism, bigotry and extremism to get their points across?

Don't they as Melayu tulin know the sopan santun silky language of the traditional cultured Malays? Or have they been influenced by the gruff character of their patron?




Monday, January 15, 2018

Kill killers to show their killing is wrong?

FMT - Lahad Datu intrusion: Federal Court upholds death sentence of 9 (extracts):


PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court today upheld the conviction and death sentence on nine Filipinos who were charged with waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong over the Lahad Datu intrusion in 2013.

Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif, who chaired a five-man panel, said the court agreed with the appellate court’s decision that death was the most appropriate sentence to be imposed on the nine men based on the findings of the facts of the case.

Those Filipino armed intruders were not only vicious terrorists who murdered our policemen but also exceedingly cruel in mutilating their victims.

But I stand on my belief our justice system must never kill via capital punishment, even to vicious cruel killers such as the nine Filipino intruders. What difference is there then to the Kelantan state government's call for legal amputation of hands?

We as a civilised society must advance humanely and with humanitarianism. 

Abolish the death sentence and jail them for life without parole.







Biblical quote by an atheist

... for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
- Galatian 6:7




Putrajaya Dezinformatsiya? Da?

TMI - ‘Chief architect’ of Putrajaya stands zero chance of winning seat (extracts):


putrajaya?

moe-maan-t'ai, saap-saap-suoi one
 

Between Janda Baik in Pahang and Prang Besar in Selangor, he [Mahathir] decided that Selangor would be the better choice.

After several rounds of negotiations with Selangor, which involved a substantial sum of money, a new federal territory was born.


Prang Besar would be renamed Putrajaya, after Malaysia’s first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Prior to the mid-1990s, Prang Besar used to be one of the many areas founded by the British to house rubber and later oil palm estates in Selangor.

Built at an estimated cost of RM24 billion, it housed majestic buildings, such as Perdana Putra, which is the prime minister’s office, Seri Perdana, the official residence of the prime minister, Palace of Justice and Putra Mosque and quarters for government officers and staff.


mamak coming?

sh*t, ayam in trouble
 

No winning chance

It’s hard to drive through Putrajaya without thinking about its first architect, Dr Mahathir. But all that will come to nought for Dr Mahathir if he is to contest here.

PAS Putrajaya commissioner Ahmad Roshidi Wahab said Dr Mahathir only has a slim chance of winning the Putrajaya seat.


“If we look at the situation in Putrajaya, most of the residents are government servants. Therefore, the chances of Dr Mahathir (to win), are not good,” he told The Malaysian Insight.




Built at an estimated cost of RM24 billion, Putrajaya houses the prime minister’s office and is home to thousands of civil servants. – EPA pic, January 15, 2018

Mahathir certainly thought BIG, planned BIG and build BIG, meaning he spent BIG on public funds, as always, whether it be the useless crooked bridge, Maminco, Makuwasa, Perwaja, Proton, MAS, Forex, etc

f**k, it was not his money and he wanted gaya mah so WTF! 

Contrary to what TMI has written, that Mahathir does NOT stand a chance against Ku Nan in Putrajaya because of the preponderance of civil servants there, I say Mahathir will beat Ku Nan easily in the Capital precisely because of those civil servants. Many still adore him, maybe for the dedak he had given them, wakakaka.

Putrajaya has only around 19,000 voters and it will take little effort for Mahathir to secure 10,000. Thus he will stand in Putrajaya and secure that seat.

Ku Nan is in deep sh*t unless the EC can cook up a wee sakti-ness. Note I did NOT mention anything about Mahathir WINNING but rather, beating Ku Nan, securing the majority of votes and thus the Putrajaya seat.

Rather it will be Ku Nan LOSING Putrajaya rather than Mahathir WINNING the seat.

Ku Nan is such a lousy minister and politician that he will be a goner when standing against an old fox like Mahathir. I would not be surprised if UMNO were to put a new candidate there if Mahathir chooses to stand as a Pribumi candidate in Putrajaya.

I suspect The Malaysian Insight article might have beem a Pribumi initiated piece of disinformation to mislead/assuage BN campaign alertness.


Wikipedia tells us:

Disinformation is false information spread deliberately to deceive.

The English word disinformation is a translation of the Russian dezinformatsiya, derived from the title of a KGB black propaganda department.

The book Disinformation documents that Joseph Stalin coined the term, giving it a French-sounding name to falsely claim it had a Western origin.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mafulat Machiavellian-ism at its Most Magnificent

From Asia Times - Mahathir’s last gasp for power and retribution (extracts):



This month it was announced that Anwar will be released from prison in early June, perhaps in time to join the opposition on the campaign trail, though he will not be eligible to contest the ballot. Najib has yet to announce when elections will be held; Anwar’s release might prompt a pre-June election.

The hope of many within Harapan is that if the opposition wins Mahathir will serve only temporarily as prime minister until Anwar is able to assume the role. He would need a royal pardon (not difficult if Harapan wins) and a parliamentary seat yield by another elected official for this to happen.

That hand-off is thought to have been the prerequisite for Anwar’s support of Mahathir’s ascension to Harapan’s leadership. But some within the DAP and PKR say privately that they are concerned Mahathir will not voluntarily step down if Harapan wins.

What if Mahathir becomes prime minister, forms a new coalition with UMNO (sans Najib), sidelines his Harapan partners and chooses his own successor, potentially a family member? Or, what if Mahathir becomes prime minister and refuses a hand-over to Anwar – will Harapan continue to support him just for the sake of power?




Conspiratorial thinking is a Malaysian pastime, not least because Malaysian politics is so often conducted conspiratorially, particularly in an election season. 

Exactly what I postulated in
A fool and his money are soon parted and prior to that, Mahathir's legacy - a Greater Pribumi?.

Those who know Machiavellian Mafulat-ish Mahathir can see that distinct probability, ... while those who can't or refuse to see, won't see nor be able to see, hence there's no point in further casting pearls before them, wakakaka.



Azmin Ali is probably one of those who can see, that Mahathir will NOT hand over power (in event Pakatan wins GE14) but to keep it so as to ensure his son's ascendancy either in a powerful Pakatan or more likely in UMNO, his own creation, or wakakaka, in a new combination of the two as per the Greater Pribumi I have mentioned.



Thus more Machiavellian Azmin (wakakaka) lays a trap for his Machiavellian Uncle, offering the Old Man his Gombak seat, when that Gombak seat has now become very iffy for Pakatan-PKR since PAS ta-ta-ed godobye to the coalition.

Early this year (04 Jan 2018) I discussed the iffy-ness of Gombak in my Pakatan PM & DPM-designate by a PKR member.

Mid last year Malaysiakini reported PAS wants Gombak back, Azmin in peril? (extracts):


Selangor PAS said it was "wajib (a responsibility)" to field candidates in Gombak, a parliamentary seat presently held by Selangor Menteri Besar and PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali. [...]

There are three state seats within the boundaries of the Gombak parliamentary constituency - Gombak Setia, Ulu Kelang and Batu Caves.

Of the three, PAS candidates won the election in Gombak Setia and Ulu Kelang, while Batu Caves went to a PKR candidate.


The above indicates that Gombak has a sizeable PAS following.

Sallehen's announcement comes in the wake of efforts by several top PKR leaders, including Azmin, to forge an electoral pact with PAS ahead of the next general election.

Is that why very recent rumours have it that Azmin Ali may be moving away from Gomabak to contest GE14 in Shah Alam?

Mid last year, July 2017, I posted PAS swanks in Permatang Pauh, but sucks in Exco Selangor in which I wrote (extracts):

... I hope PAS Selangor will consider contesting also the Gombak federal constituency (P98) in GE-14, wakakaka. 

Briefly, in 2013 there was an 87% turnout for Gombak, numbering 107,000 voters who did not play mahjong on election day, wakakaka.

Azmin won 52% of those votes while BN's Raman Ismail achieved 47.5% [stats to nearest decimal 5].




But what if PAS were to put up a candidate in Gombak in GE-14?

To have a rough idea, let's re-wind the Gombak elections back a bit to 2004, prior to the formation of Pakatan Rakyat, when only PAS contested the constituency against BN.

While the then-PAS candidate Mohd Hatta Md. Ramli did not win, he obtained 40% of the votes against BN's 60%, thus there was a considerable number of PAS supporters in Gombak. Some of those PAS voters might have supported Azmin in 2008 and 2013.

I have no doubt as to the effect a PAS entry into the Gombak election in GE-14 will pose for dear old Azmin.



By the by, DPM Ahmad Zahid has just declared he will personally oversee the BN's participation in Gombak in GE-14, in order to wrest back the federal constituency from Azmin Ali.

Azmin thus may face a double whammy, from his erstwhile PAS mateys and a DPM-led BN.


limpeh kasi azmin see kaukau, wakakaka 

Thus I had then asked whether Azmin Ali will be staying steadfast in Gombak for GE-14? Wakakaka. Rumours have it he's scooting off to Shah Alam, much to the alarm of Amanah's Khalid Samad.

But Azmin has more or less confirmed his intended seat-shift now by his "generous" offer of the poisonous-to-Pakatan seat of Gombak to his Uncle and current competitor for Pakatan's PM-designate.

See FMT's PAS: Azmin not safe in Gombak, Mahathir more so.


Bigot demanded ban on scholarships for Non's

Based on MM Online's At Ummah convention, ex-educator urges ban on scholarships for minorities:


A ketuanan bigot by the name of Raof Husin, a retired teacher representing the Malaysian Association of Former Education Officers at the Rise of the Ummah Convention, told the government to end federal scholarships for non-Malay students in order to ensure and uplift Malay supremacy in the country ahead of the 14th general election.

The racist turned pariah constitutional expert and told the government that it was constitutionally bound to 'limit' (to 'reserve') study aid to Bumiputra students.


He also claimed this was the will of six late Malay Rulers during their negotiations with British colonialists for the country's independence. Told you he turned himself into a pariah constitutional expert.

He ranted “Return the exclusive right of government scholarship to Bumiputera students and do not give them to others,” and insisted that the government must uphold Article 153 (1) of the Federal Constitution with regards to Bumiputera Special Privilege in education, and that his group was also against the government issuing scholarships based on merit.

Doesn't his saying "his group was also against the government issuing scholarships based on merit"  been virtually an acknowledgement of his own inferiority complex and thinking that Malays lack merit? I wonder what Malays think of such a pathetic person representing their future.

Now, Article 153 states that it is the Yang diPertuan Agong’s prerogative to reserve scholarships and civil service positions, among others, for the Bumiputera community, but the clown translated that to mean denying study aid to the nons.

In fact Article 153 of the Constitution grants the Agong the responsibility for “safeguarding the special position of the Malays and natives of any of the States of Sabah and Sarawak and the legitimate interests of other communities” and goes on to specify ways to do this, such as establishing quotas for entry into the civil service, public scholarships and public education.

Thus the Article protects, for example, the scholarship quota for Malays and bumiputeras, but does NOT deny them to non-Malays. It also talks about protecting "the legitimate interests of other communities” and establishing quotas.

But the idiot talked about 'zero for nons and all for Malays'.

I have written before on blokes like him who have not only been interested in promoting Malay education but more into suppressing educational opportunities for the 'nons' - to wit, the evil strategy of 'promote & suppress'. It shows his mean nasty jealous streak - seorang yang busuk hati sangat, wakakaka.




Secondly, he is not just a bullshitter but a treasonous bullshitter in saying that it was the will of six late Malay Rulers during their negotiations with British colonialists for the country's independence to reserve scholarships only for Malays and bumiputera.

In actual fact, Tunku and the Malay rulers had asked the Reid Commission to ensure that "in an independent Malaya, all nationals should be accorded equal rights, privileges and opportunities and there must not be discrimination on grounds of race and creed".

But it was the Reid Commission itself who believed the Malay's special position was necessary as a form of affirmative action, and which was included as Articles 3, 152 and 153 of the Malayan-Malaysian Constitution.

Yes, the most hideous act of all for a so-called ketuanan Melayu like him, has been in his smearing of the good names of the Tuanku's. He thought he would drop the names of their Highness's in his bigoted argument to improve his credibility, but for lying and smearing the good names of their Highness's he should be horsewhipped kaukau, wakakaka.

He attended the same Ummah Convention as racist Ismail Mina.

See also: Why Chinese did NOT fight for a NON-existent Malaya-Malaysia?.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Why Chinese did NOT fight for a NON-existent Malaya-Malaysia?

Extracts from Malaysiakini:


birds of the same feather

Ismail Mina said only the Malays had sacrificed their lives for Malaya.

"This is not racist but I'm talking about history. The ones who fought off Siam were the Malays.

"Later, who fought the Portuguese conquerors if not the Malays, even though non-Malays were already (living in Malaya) then," he said.

He added that it was also the Malays who also fought the Japanese, British, and the Bintang Tiga (three stars, communists).


Well, I have to admit I don't know about non-Malays being soldiers in Peninsular during Malay wars with Siam and Portuguese, well, at least in a sufficient numbers to provide the country with soldiers as in the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's.

By the way, which country was Ismail Mina talking about in his ravings about Malay wars with Siam and Portuguese?

Kedah? Malacca? Because there was no nation such as Malaya let alone Malaysia.

Tell me again, Ismail Mina, how was a 'non' going to fight for Malays when there was not even recruitment for a Kedah army or Malacca army? In other words, please don't tok-kok, unless you were expecting Hang Li Poh to use her Chinese sword to save Malacca?



As for the Japanese and British. I don't wish to insult Malays in general because there were some Malays who fought against the Japs and indeed the British.

But t'was mainly the Chinese who fought the Japs and British in a big way. There's no need for Ismail Mina to apologise for his shameful mistake on the excuse he's totally f**k up with his history. Let's just ignore him, an idiot.



Members of the Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA) pose for photo 



flag of Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army 

As for the communist terrorists who were admittedly Chinese but also made up of Malays and Indians, I mentioned/blogged about non-Malays, specifically my uncles and their Chinese and Indian friends, serving in the Malaysian Armed Forces fighting against the CTs during the Emergency.

About 5 years ago, I crossed scribal sword for the second time with Pakcik A Kadir Jasin's blog (The Scribe) who BTW is on to my blogroll [to widen the availability of political views].

Pak Kadir once held various high level management posts in the UMNO controlled news media, and has been a longtime Mahathir man and mouthpiece.

But in 2010 I first disagreed with him over at the Centre for Policy Initiatives (CPI) website in March 2010 when it carried his article I wish to remain a Malay. I decided to answer him with my I wish to remain a Malaysian wakakaka.

He was then a very ardent pro UMNO blogger, and I respected his political preference. Today he writes mainly for his old boss, the uber-Pribumi Mahathir.

But when I read Pak Kadir's blog post in 2013 titled Sabah Incursion: Hang the traitors, I was terribly disappointed by his anti Chinese tone in the opening paragraphs, which stated:

As has always been the case, when we send our policemen and soldiers into battle and are killed or injured, the chances are they are Melayus and Bumiputeras.

Perhaps there is wisdom in getting more Chinese and Indians to join the armed forces so that they too can die for one Malaysia.




Thus I decided to cross scribal sword with Pak Kadir again, in an effort to draw his and especially Malaysian attention to the huge sacrifices Chinese Malaysians had made for their country while serving in the Royal Malaysian Police Force and Armed Forces.

But before I come to that, it may be worthwhile to ask ourselves why in the tragedy in the Lahad Datu and Semporna areas in eastern Sabah, there was no Chinese police death.

Not that I wish for Chinese death or for that matter, any Malaysian deaths, but we, especially Pak Kadir, must be honest and ask ourselves why the casualties were confined to the Malay policemen.

But then Pak Kadir answered that himself when he suggested at that time (2013) that “Perhaps there is wisdom in getting more Chinese and Indians to join the armed forces so that they too can die for one Malaysia” but in a regretful tone that sounds caustic, unfair and indeed morbid.

Alright then, who’s to be blamed for the Malays currently bearing all the greatest sacrifice to their nation?




Surely not the Chinese for back then in 'less divisive' days we depended heavily (though not solely) on mainly Chinese policemen (and women) in the Special Branch (SB) to win our war against the insurrection of the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM).

Then the head of the SB Division (a two-star bloke) was always a Chinese but which practice ended together with the end of the Malaysian Emergency (probably because the Chinese were no longer useful after the defeat of the MCP).


From Star:

IGP: Yuen Yuet Leng to be buried with full police honours

Yes, the sad fact today is that both the Police and Armed Forces (and the Malaysian Civil Services) have not been interested or sincere in recruiting non-Malays as they used to do in the earlier 'less divisive' days. We sense we the Chinese and Indian Malaysians (other than a token few for window dressing) aren't welcomed in these 'member kita' institutions.

But to answer Pak Kadir's seeming jeer and Ismail Mina's ignorance, we should remember and I would encourage them to be decent and acknowledge recognition of our Chinese Police heroes of yesteryears, stalwarts such as:

Yeoh Chew Bik (killed by CT at Sebarang Perai),

Koh Ah Cheng (killed by CT at Bukit Kepong police Station)

Ironically the communist assailants at the Bukit Kepong police station were led by a Malay Communist, Muhammad Indera - not unlike today's Muslim-Filipino Malay assailants of our 8 policemen.

Loh Ah Chu (killed by CT at Bukit Berapit, Perak),
Chan Eng Teck (killed by CT at Bukit Berapit, Perak),
Ang Lock Say (killed by CT at Bukit Berapit, Perak),
Yeap Sean Hua (killed on duty while apprehending a criminal at Setapak; another policeman Fong Thean Kit who was off duty but heard the shot gave chase and apprehended the killer)

Important note: Both Yeap Sean Hua (posthumously) and Fong Thean Kit were awarded Malaysia’s highest gallantry award, the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP).



SP - awarded for act of extreme bravery and valor


Fong Thean Kit  SP

Alas, in October 2015 Fong Thean Kit passed away at 76. We know and salute him for serving his nation well.


farewell Fong Thean Kit SP 

Chin Chin Kooi (Special Branch Chief Inspector who served in the Police Force for 21 years - shot at point blank range and killed by unknown slayers, probably CT; before he died he managed to shoot back)

Important note: Chin was posthumously awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP), Malaysia highest gallantry medal, awarded for act of extreme bravery and valor.

Lee Han Cheong (a Sergeant and PFF patrol leader was killed by CT near Bidok)

DCP Tan Sri Khoo Chong Kong (killed by communist subversive in Perak)


Two other Special Branch police officers who are still alive today were awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP), namely:

Superintendent of Police Paul Kiong, 


Superintendent of Police Paul Kiong SP

From FMT -

Ex-SB officer speaks of the price paid for independence (extracts):

The peace and harmony that Malaysians get to enjoy today did not come without a price, paid by those in the armed forces who tirelessly and bravely fought to ensure the country remained independent.

One of them is former Special Branch officer Paul Kiong, who spent over a decade of his life fighting against the communists’ second insurgency from 1968 to 1989.

Kiong also put his life on the line by going undercover to infiltrate the communist movement, despite being married and having a young child at home.

Over a period of six years, he went in and out of the jungles of Perak, placing his life in the hands of “rehabilitated” communists who led him deep into the movement’s network, or what he called the insurgents’ “playground.”

He captured 43 of them throughout his time undercover, earning him the country’s highest gallantry award, the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa medal.

The blood, sweat and tears he shed to ensure the country did not fall into the communists’ grasp is one worth retelling over and over again.

“I remember very clearly how when I came back from a jungle operation after a few months, my son, aged around three or four then, couldn’t even recognise me.

“He opened the door, called out for his mother and said ‘there is a man here who is looking for papa.’

“I looked so haggard, bearded, and hungry. We were under the canopy of the trees so there was no sunlight and that made me look so pale.”

Knowing full well in that particular line of work, the only thing certain was death, Kiong said whenever he left for his operations, his wife never asked when he was coming back, or even if he was coming back.


Paul Kiong SP saluting Fong Thean Kit SP, fellow Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa holder, for last time

DSP Sia Boon Chee.


DSP Sia Boon Chee SP 

Without exaggeration, I would consider SP Paul Kiong's and DSP Sia Boon Chee ’s contributions (presumably still under secret classification) as pivotal to the defeat of the communist terrorist movement in Peninsula Malaysia.

Thus five Chinese police officers were awarded the nation's highest gallantry award, the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (SP), with two posthumously. I hope Ismail Mina and (previously) Pak Kadir take note of this.

Then there were Chinese in the Armed Forces who showed their loyalty to their nation by making the ultimate sacrifices, TUDM officers like the late Lt Choo Yoke Boo and the late Lt Chang Tatt Min who were both awarded the Panglima (or Pingat) Gagah Berani (PGB) posthumously. It's said that the PGB is next in gallantry honours to the SP.



PGB - awarded for act of extreme bravery and valor

One Ranger officer, 2nd Lt David Fu Chee Ming who I believe is still alive today, was also awarded the PGB.


David Fu Chee Ming PGB

2nd Lt David Fu was the Platoon Commander of 8th Platoon of C Company, 4th Battalion Royal Rangers who was tasked and placed in the Tanah Hitam area of Perak to track and destroy the enemy in his sector of operation. This was the citation for his award of the Panglima Gagah Berani (PGB):

On the 27th August 1970, his platoon of 24 men made contact with a group of about 70 enemy combatants. The enemy unknowingly had entered his sector. Thus started a heavy and intensive battle lasting 7 hours. Under his unwavering leadership, the men fought on, successfully killed 4 of the enemy. His patrol did not suffer any casualties.

For his outstanding gallantry and bravery in the finest traditions of the Ranger Corps he was bestowed with the Pingat Gagah Berani, by the King.

He left after exemplary service as a Captain
.

Then on overseas services with the United Nations in the Congo, the following two officers (together with their respective citations) were awarded the Panglima Gagah Berani (PGB):

Maurice Lam Shye Choon


Maurice Lam Shye Choon PGB 

Maurice Lam is from Penang. On November 12, 1961, during the Congo rebellion, about 40 people tried to besiege and attack the Officers’ Mess to capture some of the Italian Air Force officers; he showed great courage by manoeuvring two tanks to recapture the Mess.

His courageous and determined action had succeeded in rescuing members, equipment and Special Forces weaponry Malaya (Malaya Special Forces (MSF) from falling into the hands of the Congo rebels when they invaded and sieged the Officers’ Mess including the Kindu Airport. He was awarded the PGB medal on June 5, 1963.

Lee Ah Pow


Lee Ah Pow PGB 

On September 12, 1962, No. 2 C Squadron troops led by Lt Lee was ordered to patrol the north of Elisabethville airport. At 1100H, when returning to the base, they passed through a lane at the intersection of Martini. 

After 30 km of the road, a group of 30 to 40 people surrounded the Katanga army convoy and they opened fire when ordered to retreat by Lt Lee. To save the convoy from further attack, one shot of browning machine gun short bursts was aimed at the Katanga forces. This action causes the Katanga troops to flee their positions. 

Once rummaging the area, Lt Lee found two Katanga soldiers were killed, and many weapons and ammunition were left behind. 

The courageous and quick action by Lt Lee saved a section of the Gurkha soldiers who were besieged by the armies of Katanga. He was awarded the PGB medal on June 3, 1964.

Alas, Ismail Mina and Pak Kadir have not been unlike Defence Minister Zahid Hamidi, who on 09 Nov 2010, as to be expected for the archetypal UMNO ‘patriots’, stated in response to a question in Parliament that the low number of Chinese and Indian recruits in the military could be due to the Chinese and Indians [being] 'not patriotic enough'.

I wonder where were Ismail Mina, Pak Kadir, Ahmad Zahid, Ibrahim Ali, Mufti of Perak, etc, namely UMNO and Pribumi 'patriots' when the above Chinese Malaysians made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, Malaysia?

As Aldous Huxley informed us: "One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous."

Doesn't that just describe Ismail Mina aptly? Maybe he should be the one to go find a country that suits his NATO** patriotism and live there.

** NATO = No Action Talk Only