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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malaysia entering a new phase of freedom and accommodation
I was curious when the police allowed the rally in support of Anwar at the High Court. It could be a very serious demo if Anwar was found guilty. Now that the truth is out, very likely the verdict was already known and the goodwill for approving the rally was the final touches to a happy ending to a bad saga.
The opposition should appreciate this new openness and freedom they are enjoying under Najib and may they move forward towards a more inclusive society minus the vibes and acrimony of the Mahathir era. They could bury the past and be less combative and abusive towards each other.
Anwar can then go and contest the general election as a new man with a new ethos. Hopefully less of the bad blood will flow this time. What I don’t understand are the few bombs that exploded. Someone is still unhappy and did not want the party to go on. Someone wanted the bitching and fighting to continue, I guess.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No more cheap shots, Hillary!
In his article in mypaper today, titled No China ‘cheap shots’ please, Clinton, Meidyatama Suryodiningrat is perhaps the first Asian journalist reporting from The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network, to call a spade a spade. The hypocrisy of the Americans is so thick and slimy that their hosts from Mongolia down to Southeast Asia and to the Pacific Islands were too polite to wipe it off Hillary’s face. This farcical face of the Americans were lifted again in the front page of the ST by Zakir Hussein, another Indonesian correspondent who quoted what this woman said, ‘The United States does not take a position on competing territorial claims over land features but we believe the nations of the region should work collaboratively together to resolve disputes without coercion, without intimidation, without threats and certainly without the use of force.’
Now, which country has been drumming up territorial claims overtly and supporting them covertly to raise tension in Southeast Asia? Which country has been applying coercion, sanctions, intimidations and threats of war or use of force against smaller and weaker nations across the globe? This woman thinks that the Southeast Asians and the rest of the world are daft. Her arrogance to preach peace while conducting wars openly and subversively trying to start wars must be the height of vanity and stupidity.
Well she thought she is the Emperess of the Empire or the plenipotentiary of the Emperor and could fire cheap shots at anyone she pleases without batting an eyelid. The tensions in western Pacific and around the world are solely the works of the Americans.
Last few days the Australians were wallowing in self pity when a few Aussie soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. Why did the Ausssie soldiers get killed in that country? What have the Afghans done to the Aussies for the latter to send their soldiers to kill them and in turn be killed? The Afghans have no quarrels with the Aussies and have nothing to do with the Aussies. What is the link for Aussie soldiers to kill Afghans and for Afghans to kill them?
It all boils down to a country that needs to have enemies at all times and to have to fight wars at all times to keep its war industries in the pink of health. Yes, the USA is a warmongering country, a country that wants wars and will keep the flames of war burning bright for its own economic and political interests. They still think they are the cowboys and need Red Indians to satisfy their thirst for blood and killings.
And Hillary Clinton is telling everyone that she is the angel of peace. That she is the saviour of the poor and unthinking Asians and the Pacific Islanders. She came for peace, to broker for peace, but with all the soldiers behind her. Did someone shout her down for firing cheap shots?
PS. The stability and economic progress under the Susilo Yudhoyono presidency have seen Indonesia rising in confidence and stature as the de facto and dejure leader of Asean, and as a growing regional power. The Indonesians too are striking out to put their own marks and views on regional issues independently and standing clear of the shadows of big power hegemony. Indonesians will see things in their own perspective and in their own interests, and in a wider context in the interests of Asean and the region.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Putin puts Hillary in her place
If a photograph says a thousand words, there were two interesting photographs emerging from the APEC Meeting in Vladivostok. One very nice photograph of a very nice Yingluck in a very nice long skirt and with several male admirers around her appeared in the ST today. Yingluck must have soften the harsh and tough image of the meeting where non other than the macho Putin was hosting.
And Putin made no one guessing who was the boss man. In the group photograph of the leaders, he chose to have the Sultan of Brunei on his side at the centre of the photo. And he made his feelings for Hillary or the US clear to all by banishing her to the back row on his far left. This must be a very uncomfortable position for Hillary or any American dignitaries to be in, having all the time claiming the spotlight and be the centre of attraction in any gatherings.
Maybe I am reading too much in the photos. Maybe Hillary was keeping herself clear of the Russian bear by staying far far away from Putin. Maybe there just walked into the photo shoot at random.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mass opposition rally in Kuala Lumpur

Hundreds of thousands of supporters turned out at the rally organised by Pakatan Rakyat alliance led by Anwar Ibrahim. It was the biggest political rally in recent time by an opposition party and approved by the police or UMNO led govt. Najib can take credit for this liberalisation of the political scene.

What was equally remarkable was that it was a very peaceful rally without violence. Credit must also go to Anwar and his supporters. Now the big question, why was there no violence? Why was there always violence when the police were around? Get the picture? Could it be a possibility that the cause of violence in mass rally is actually the police? Or could it be that the violence was initiated by outside forces that wanted to make the rally promoters and supporters look bad, as the cause of violence?

Who are the real provocateurs that caused violence in mass rallies? The truth is best explained why yesterday’s rally was all calm. The provocateurs were reigned in and not allowed to cause violence to give the police a chance to attack the peaceful demonstrators. This is a possible theory.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anwar Ibrahim and the Malaysian GE 2013

There were many significant changes to the Malaysian politics during this GE. One of the major developments is the recognition and resurgence of non Malays and their votes. Anwar Ibrahim has pulled the most unlikely combination of DAP and PAS together again to be part of the Pakatan Rakyat. This time the coalition is warmer and more accommodating.

On the side of BN, this is the first time since the racist politics of Mahathir, that BN warmly courted the votes of the non Malays. There was much lesser racist rhetoric from UMNO leaders against the non Malays and about Melayu Ketuanan. UMNO has abandoned a lot of its Malay supremacist politics, coming out to win the non Malay votes. Though not every UMNO leader was supportive of this change, it seemed that Najib was able to bring them together for his One Malaysia formula.

At the rakyat level, the election results were proof that the people of all races were voting for parties and change. The multi racial support for PR candidates was manifested in Malay candidates particularly from PAS being elected in predominantly Chinese constituents and Chinese candidates being elected in Malay majority constituents. This is a much welcomed sign of progress being made by the Malaysian rakyat, that they would no longer be moved by racist politics.

This did not mean that racist politics have been uprooted. Many were still voting on racial lines. But many Malay and non Malay BN supporters were also voting for Najib’s One Malaysia policy. Otherwise BN would not be able to continue as the next govt. BN cannot win the election strictly on the support of a Malay based voters. Many of the Malay voters have moved over to support PR.

The other major shift was that Chinese votes that were for MCA had gone to DAP. MCA is at the verge of becoming history. Gerakan is history. DAP has taken over as the main Chinese based party. BN is left with an ineffective and baseless MCA and other non Malay parties.

All in all, the voting was much lesser on racial lines, more for a more inclusive Malaysia both envisaged by PR and the BN. And if Najib has his way, the new Malaysian govt is likely to be less divided on racial issues and would be pushing for a more Malaysian Malaysia. It has to go that way if it wants to prevent losing more seats to PR in the next GE. PR’s brand and goals of a more inclusive Malaysia is striking the right cord among the rakyat of all races. Najib and BN has no choice or it would only have to count on the remaining Malay votes. It is also the first time that an UMNO leader made a call for reconciliation after a GE, a gesture that reflects a more conciliatory politics of convergence than division.

The other unfortunate development of this GE is Anwar Ibrahim. He failed again in his bid to be the Malaysian PM. In all counts, Anwar could have been the PM long ago. He was the Dep PM under Mahathir and was groomed to be his successor. He fell out of favour and suffered the most brutal and serious violation any Malaysian leader had ever received. He was charged for sodomy, locked up in prison, beaten up by the Police Chief while under custody, suffered physical, mental and emotional assault that could break down any ordinary man.

Anwar was no ordinary man or politician. He was a self made man, a self made leader. He rose to national leadership on his own steam. He is articulate, an intellectual with few equals among the Malaysian leadership, a natural leader and very charismatic. He came out of prison and no one could imagine that he could still garner the support of his followers and believers to fight his way back to Parliament after what Mahathir had dealt him. He was finished, but no. He is the proverbial phoenix that rose from the ashes.

This GE was his swan song, his call. All the predictions gave him a very good chance of leading his coalition to power. It seemed that he was cheated once more. A cruel fate, a cruel twist that deprived this man from his rightful place as the PM of Malaysia.

Anwar Ibrahim was and is the most unfairly treated and victimised Malaysian leader in its history. He has everything in him to beat his competition hands down. He overcame so many odds and harsh obstacles put in his way. Unfortunately fate was not on his side. Inshallah, he may still have one more chance in 5 years time when he just hit 70. Would it be too late? Would Anwar get what he deserves, to lead his country and people as the future PM of Malaysia? He paid a very heavy price to be one, robbed of the premiership by Mahathir and more or less ‘cheated’ again in this election. His PM dream is still an elusive dream that is getting more difficult to realise with the passing of time. So close yet so far. Life has been very cruel to this man. That’s all I can say of Anwar Ibrahim.

I will belanjar him kopi if I meet him.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malaysia GE – The Chinese scapegoat
Just when things were appearing to get better, the Chinese bashing in Malaysia has been reignited. UMNO and MIC leaders are calling the Chinese ungrateful for their poor showing in the GE. Utusan Malaysia front paged, “Apa lagi Cina mahu (What else do the Chinese want?) in what appeared to be an attempt to shape the results of Election 2013 as a Chinese-vs-Malay vote”.
Mahathir led the charge and questioning if Najib should step down. While analysts were saying that it was an urban shift, a shift of the urban Malaysians across non racial lines against the corruption and race insensitive govt. The poll results were clearly showing this is the case. The opposition PR won more popular votes than the BN but somehow only have 89 Parliament seats against BN’s 133. Given the absolute majority of the Malays, around 70%, the more than 50% popular voters for PR means that many Malays have voted for the PR, and not just the Chinese and non Malays that formed a small minority of the population. It the Malay ground shift that really matters.
Though Najib has called for a national reconciliation, this is going to be difficult when he is pressured to take a more racist line or face being ousted. With Mahathir firing his cannons and treading on racist politics, and with Anwar calling for a mass protest against the result, tension is going to rise. The Malaysians should best be reminded that they should cool it from stoking racist emotions or a 1969 crisis could be in the making.
The test now is whether Najib has enough support and clout to keep the racist thinking leaders within UMNO in check and to keep his premiership secure. The risk of the country going in flame can still be a possibility if the provocateurs were allowed to run wild. Would Najib survive this brewing crisis and steer Malaysia away from returning to racial politics and Malay dominance rhetoric?
There are many leaders eagerly waiting on the side line to see his downfall and to replace him at the first opportunity. The progress made under Najib’s watch could immediately go to waste if he is no longer in charge. Events in the next few days can be very unnerving.
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malaysia – What it could have been
If Anwar was not ousted and thrown into jail by Mahathir, this GE would be Anwar’s third term in office as the PM of Malaysia. Or Anwar could step down and this would be Najib’s first term. Badawi would not have been the PM and Khairy would have been Anwar’s son in law.
The next ‘what it could have been’ is akan datang. Najib could be forced to step down. And things would get a bit messy if the future next PM is meant to be Mukhriz. If Mahathir wants to slate him in as the PM, it would be one after whoever is to succeed Najib after he steps down. The whole game plan would be built around Mukhriz. If he is to be the PM, he must be the next Dep PM. This would mean either he is deputy to Muhyiddin, thus bypassing Hishammuddin and Khairy, a very tough act to do. Hishammuddin is not going to make way and he has strong grassroot support to back him for the post.
The possibility of PM Muhyiddin and Dep PM Hishammuddin would mean Mukhriz would have to mark time as the Education Minister. Khairy can be forgotten with Badawi not in the PM seat and when Mahathir is calling the shot. But this scenario is still not good enough for Mukhriz as it could be another 20 years if both Muhyiddin and Hishammuddin would to remain for two terms.
A more likely outcome would be to engineer the removal of either Muhyiddin or Hishammuddin to go with Najib. That would put the Dep PM slot open for Mukhriz and he could be nicely placed to take over after whoever replaces Najib.
What would have been if Najib is removed, the possibility is getting clearer by the day and now it is up to Najib and Mrs Najib to hold on to the fort and defend the Mahathir onslaught to replace him. This would demand the skill of the greatest political strategist or genius to walk this tightrope and stay on course.
What could have been or would have been, who would be the PM this time next year, is being shaped today.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malaysia GE – Coalition of Convenience
The recent GE has propelled an unlikely and incompatible coalition, the Pakatan Rakyat, into a serious contender to form the next govt in Malaysia. If the accusation, not proven, is anything to go by, PR could have won the election and Anwar could have been the PM. When PR was formed, it was the most difficult alliance of mismatch political parties that were unlikely to see eye to eye because of their poles apart ideology and political goals. The DAP is a strongly non Malay party that was seen as promoting non Malay interest. PAS was seen as a fundamentalist Islamic party that wanted an Islamic Malaysia with Islamic Laws that are feared by the non Muslims if imposed on them. Parti Keadilan Rakyat was a brand new creation, led by a controversial leader in Anwar that was just released from prison and still facing many criminal charges.
The rise and rise of PR as a serious political coalition to take on UMNO and BN is a big gamble with very few chips. The stature of PR today is a far cry from its early years marred by a host of intractable problems between its three constituent parties. Many issues have been ironed our with the good grace of the three leaders and with a lot of give and take. An inconvenient coalition is now a workable model.
There must be a lot of compromises, a lot of negotiation and a lot of convincing by the leaders to take their supporters along this journey. And there must be a lot of trust and faith that the parties will play along agreed ground rules. The three parties are must closer and as equal partners than the BN coalition when UMNO was just bullying the other parties and hammering to shape to get along. BN is a case of square peg in round hole and all kinds of pegs hammered into a hole decided by UMNO. It was in reality a very unequal and inconvenient coalition compares to PR when all the parties negotiated their terms on an equal basis.
Anwar was clearly instrumental to the rise of PR. No other politician in Malaysia today can hold this coalition together, let alone bringing them to the negotiating table. Leadership is one of the main factor in PR. Anwar is a natural leader, acceptable by all three parties and their supporters. But more importantly is the push factor in UMNO.
UMNO over the years have alienated the people of Malaysia of all races through their self serving policies and racial policies. The non Malay parties were bullied to irrelevance and their credibility to their supporters became a big question mark. None of the non Malay party could tell their supporters that they were representing them. They were just passengers in a coalition where they hardly have any say.
The Malay base of UMNO was also eroded as the masses were not getting the benefits they deserved, only to see the rich politicians getting richer by means that they deemed uncomfortable and unacceptable. It is an elitist party, with nepotism and cronyism being practiced blatantly for selfish interests of the elite. The accusation of corruption is getting more sympathetic ears and the Malay supporters are deserting the party in hordes. Many of the middle leaders too are disillusion and some have switched camps and others are seriously thinking about it.
UMNO has worked itself out of favour among the Malay voters and arrogantly thinking that it could abuse their trust and support by giving lip services to their unhappiness. It is no longer the same party that it used to be. It is no longer for the people but for themselves, the leaders.
The PR coalition of convenience could only come about by the self destructing policies and acts of UMNO. There was a genuine need for a change and PR fill the hole neatly. They is an uprising among the Malaysians of all races, a revolt of kind, against a govt that is no longer trusted and respected.
The political landscape in Malaysia is a mirror image of what is happening in Singapore. But the opposition in Singapore is still not ready. There is no Anwar, a natural leader that could command the respect and acceptance by the opposition camp. And there are no leaders willing to put their party interests aside to come together for a coalition of convenience to stage a serious challenge to the PAP. Until such a development takes place, the opposition in Singapore is unlikely to put up a real alternative to the PAP, to replace it in the next GE.
There is no need for all the opposition parties to come under one umbrella. All it needs is three or so component parties to work together and that should be a sizable force to be reckoned with. Other than this, unless there is a little miracle, or the PAP did itself in by creating more unhappiness that are so unacceptable to the people that more concerned Singaporeans are willing to step forward to enter the political arena to boost up the strength of the WP or another major party, big enough to pose as an alternative party in waiting.
If a coalition is difficult, the relatively smaller political landscape could actually be circumvent if a strong party could garner enough new candidates to be field in the next GE, to mount a major assault on a declining and ageing party that is losing its grips of power and support of the people.
Would there be a coalition of convenience in 2016 or would there be a single party that is strong enough to take on the PAP? There is still time, 3 years to make this happen. PAP could help too, by continuing on its path and policies that are no longer acceptable and agreeable by the people.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malaysian University admission standard very high
It is reprinted in My Paper of a report in The Star/Asia News Network of a number of top Malaysian students with perfect scores for the STPM but either failed to get a place in Malaysian Universities or being given a course not of their choice, or courses that are unpopular or of lower economic values.
Chai Yee Lin obtained a perfect 4.0 CGPA score, applied for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and bio medical courses but was given a veterinary science course in Kelatan University. Another student, Chong Yong Sheng, also with perfect score was not even good enough for a place in the universities. And another girl, Deveshini Uthani was devastated as well for not given a place. Her score was poorer, 3.96. She thought it was good enough and that she had done her family proud.
What all these students failed to understand is that there must be many many students with perfect scores, probably 10,000 or 20,000 or more. Thus, their perfect scores were actually average or below average. And the standard for admission must also be very high.
These students should work harder if they want to get admitted to Malaysian universities. On the other hand they may try their luck in Singapore Universities. Here the entry requirements would not be that high and they may even be good enough for an Asean or a Singapore Govt scholarship with food and lodging thrown in. And if they did well on graduation, they may even be given citizenship.
The competition of the local students is not so fierce as the local talents are deemed daft and would not have that kind of scintillating results. It has been proven that many third world students have done much better than the locals and even in employment. Even a youtube porn star was once a scholar in a Singapore university.
I will encourage these top Malaysian students to come down south. Oops, they are not tops in Malaysia but tops in Singapore, I think. They will be received with open arms.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mahathir – Quotes of wisdom or wise cracks
The Today paper published an article by Agencies on what Mahathir said about Najib and his role as a citizen of Malaysia. Some may find his criticisms overbearing, outright, pointed, biased or just wise cracks. Whatever, I find them interesting and some are very relevant to the politics on both side of the Causeway. I will just quote them at random here.
1. If you don’t perform and people say you‘re no good, please resign. He went on to say that underperforming leaders should not trouble the nation and should, instead, resign.
2. If you need a tongkat, it means you are decrepit.
3. I advise people who retire to be active. If you are not active, you die. I love this country. I have a right as a citizen to criticize.
4. The country is currently facing a lot of problems, but the govt is not admitting it. They are in denial.
5. A good leader would always look behind him to see if there were people following him. And if there aren’t, they should do the right thing and leave.
Though Mahathir said all the above about Malaysia and Najib, they have an uncanny relevance to all political systems and countries. I think they are also applicable to the state of affairs in Sin City.
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Malaysian royalties – We are back!
A royal battle has started between the Crown Prince of Johore and the Tourism Minister Nazri Aziz after Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim commented about Najib’s absence from the 1MDB public forum. Nazri was unhappy with Tunku Ismail’s comment as interference in politics and commented ‘the royalty was not above the law and should not comment on politics, “otherwise he will be subject to the same rule and we will whack him”’. This has drawn a response from the Crown Prince saying ‘Do not think the people of this country exist to provide you with position and wealth; the positions exist for you to serve the people.’
A police report has been made against Nazri and he is now under police investigation. And Mahathir has come out in support of the Prince for freedom of expression. What is more important is the comment by the Sultan of Johore that Malaysia could learn from Singapore in its education policy. He reflected on the switch to teach mathematics and science in English and then back to Malay and how it has affected the performance of Malay students in these two subjects. Related to this is the lower proficiency of English among the Malays and the breakdown in national unity with the difference races attending different schools.
Would Nazri also think that this is another attempt by the royalty to be involved in politics? Since the removal of legal immunity by Mahathir in 1993, the royalties have taken a low profile in the politics of the country. Now both father and son of the Johore Royalty are in the limelight again. Would this mark the return of the royalties to play a bigger role in the politics of Malaysia? The timing is expedient with the politicians creating a mess of themselves and weakening their positions as the legal and moral authority of the country. This provides the royalties to stand on high moral ground to say their piece about what is happening to the country and to have a bigger say as rulers and protectors of the people.
How would this new dimension affect the political ethos of Malaysia? Would the royalties return as another force to be reckoned with after an eclipse of 20 years from the political affairs of the country. Would Mahathir and the royalties join hands in a new coalition of forces to take on the ruling govt? Such a possibility would put UMNO on the defensive and would further weaken its hold to power and the support of the Malay ground. It could mark the return of the royalties from the cold to the thick of Malaysian politics and a bigger influence in the affairs of the country.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

News Flash--Mahathir bought Langkawi island for new Nation

Now, he can build his crooked bridge n treat the kampong folks as their medical director apart from landlord (King Mahathir).

Mahathir said he had bought the island from the Sultan of Kedah and has declared it as an independent state.

Who is cheating the Malays of their inheritance, if this is true?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muhyiddin – Checkmate!
Channel News Asia reports,
‘Malaysian media reported on Tuesday that Prime Minister Najib Razak has dumped his deputy and four others in a cabinet reshuffle, with the attorney general also replaced amid the fallout from a graft scandal at state investment fund 1MDB.
Najib's government announced in a statement that Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail, the man who had led investigations into the 1MDB scandal, had been replaced by Mohamed Apandi Ali. It gave no reason for the change.’
I cannot believe it. I thought Najib was in a fix. This amiable guy has pulled off a near impossible coup while under pressure from the most powerful political forces in Malaysia. I must say I never expect him to get out of this rut unscarred. And now he got one up on his opponents by removing his deputy PM Muhyiddin, the most outspoken UMNO critics on the 1MDB saga. And the attorney general investigating the case is also removed. There was also an edict that no newspaper is to report on the 1MDB case until the investigation is over.
I think even Mahathir could not see this coming. What is happening? What Najib has done is even more ingenious than Mahathir in his heyday. Mahathir was only able to drag a piece of mattress all over the courts. Najib simply disposed off his opponents in a a simple stroke of the pen, no drama, and no time wasting. Respect!
What’s next Najib? Or what’s next Mahathir? The power play has just begun and Najib is on top. And Rosmah has not even appeared or said a word. Can’t imagine what would happen when Rosmah pulls the rug off Mahathir’s feet. Don’t pray pray with a woman’s wrath.
The hunter is now the hunted. How would this game end is still too early to tell but you can bet there will be more surprises from both sides of the camp.
Bang!
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ISIS recognising the military potential of Malay fighters
In a report in the Today paper, ‘From Janitors to snipers, M’sians moving up IS ranks’, Malaysian counter terrorism director Ayub Khan has in a way praised the growing importance of Malaysians fighting with the ISIS. He observed that when Malaysian volunteers like Zid Saharani Mohamed Esa, Muhamed Syazani Mohd Salim and Fadzly Ariff Zainal Ariff first joined the ISIS movement, they were thought to be good enough as the low down janitors, cannot fight, cannot think or simple minded. But the image of them as good enough to be janitors has changed. Their potential as fighters for the cause of ISIS has been recognized and they are moving up the ranks, promoted from janitors to snipers and suicide bombers.
So far, 14 have died bravely for the cause of ISIS. By the way the above mentioned had also died. Their fighting abilities, maybe bersilat skill, have also been recognized as a fighting skill for ISIS fighters, and their willingness to die for the cause must have won the respect of the ISIS leaders. Going forward, more would probably join ISIS and more will be volunteered as suicide bombers and snipers as well. And more will die bravely for ISIS.
Incidentally there is no need for bersilat skill as snipers or suicide bombers. For snipers, the animal instinct to kill is an asset. For suicide bombers, the willingness to die, to get blown up, must be the most important attribute. No need other skills, no need much thinking.
The Malaysians, maybe soon some Ah Kows and Muthus would also be among the suicide bombers, would soon earn a reputation as fearless fighters in ISIS. This must be a great accolade to be proud of, brave fighters, brave warriors.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johore’s Prince Charming passed away
Tunku Abdul jalil Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, the fourth child of the Sultan of Johore, passed away at the tender age of 25 due to cancer. Many turned out under heavy downpour to pay their last respect to this fine young man.
From the photo in the media, this a fine looking prince that befits the title Prince Charming. And according to Hsien Loong, ‘Tunku Jalil was well loved for his compassion, his charitable work for the Johore community and the police and his passion for the environment and animals.’
And a twitter tweeted, ‘Johore certainly has just lost one of the most beautiful souls to exist.’ They will forever remember him in his prime, a handsome young prince.
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