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Malaysia is doomed by racist politics and extreme corruption
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southernglory1



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: UMNO and the illegal immigrants citizenship scam Reply with quote

Subject: FW: FW: BLOODY HELL ITS TRUE.....


We are more subtle lah!
Subject: BLOODY HELL ITS TRUE.....
Of course BN will never officially reveal the real reason why the 6P programs are adopted now,
all these are for the coming election.
Those perpetuators are traitors of Malaysia and should be jailed or worst - executed !


Illegal Immigrants Registration: Of course you don't believe it, so here to show proof - enough !!!
Forcing illegals to swear in Allah's name to vote BN and to keep it a secret!!!!!!

Written by Iskandar Dzulkarnain


Wanita PKR has said that it has proof that illegal immigrants registering with the Home Ministry’s 6P amnesty programme have been made to swear an oath that they and their families will vote for Barisan Nasional come polling day.

Wanita PKR chief Zuraida Kamaruddin had brought to the party evidence in the form of a written statement requiring them to pledge allegiance to Umno and BN. The statement which reads:

“Bismillahhirahmanirrahim. Wallahi Wabillahi Watawallahi. I (name) in the name of Allah pledge and promise to be loyal to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Sultans and Malaysia . “I / my husband / my wife / my children will undividedly support and vote Umno / Barisan Nasional (BN). I will also continue to fight for Islam and the Malay race. My family and I promise to keep this SECRET, and if I break it I will pay the price.”

Zuraida said the statement was obtained from 6P centres in either Sepang, Hulu Selangor or Shah Alam, but would not specify which to protect the whistleblowers. She also called on the Najib administration to put a stop to the 6P programme and conduct a high-level probe into the allegations to ensure that the amnesty drive does not violate the country’s sovereignty to ensure continuity of power for Umno and Barisan Nasional.

Instant Bumi

If there is any truth in the above allegations, then the BN government has sunk to new depths in their desperation to cling on to power. Not only is the above allegation highly treasonous it is also a slap in the face for Malaysians.

Non-Malays in the country do not enjoy the “Bumiputra” status unlike their Malay and Muslim counterparts. However, if a Muslim immigrant is granted new citizenship, he is automatically given bumiputra status based on his Islamic beliefs.

If this is allowed to go on at the expense of non-Malay Citizens in the country, it will be a big mockery to the tax-paying non-Malay citizens, and also the Bumiputras of this country, who have to share their 'first-class' status with that of immigrants. Already the number of ‘bumiputras’ in this country is more than the non-bumiputras, so there is not much sense in injecting more new bumiputras into the congested system.

Furthermore, in this country, only Malaysians above 21 are allowed to vote, while in most other countries once a youth touches 18, he automatically becomes an adult with voting rights. Why is the BN government determined to keep our children from becoming full-fledged adults and denying them their full rights for a further 3 years?

Malaysians residing overseas are not allowed to vote and neither are students studying overseas.
Yet new citizens are automatically allowed to vote the minute their applications are approved. How can the Malaysian government say that it has the people's interest at heart? New citizens should only be allowed voting rights after 5 years of residency. How can they be allowed to vote, since they have yet to learn of Malaysia ’s history, culture, political and economic aspirations?

Or can they? All they have to do is to pledge allegiance to the current Barisan National government. On top of that, they have to keep it a SECRET and to bear the consequences and pay the price if they break the oath.

BN has gone too far this time

It seems it is never enough for the BN. They have tried to divide the country along racial lines, but in the process, they have antagonized Malaysians with religious strife and now to cover their tracks, their new modus operandi is to get new immigrants to vote for them if Malaysians themselves refuse to support them.

Day in and day out, rabble rouser NGOs goes around shattering the peace in the country by playing up race and religious conflicts, while on the other hand the BN is quietly registering more citizens with instant voting rights to join the swelling ranks of citizens in the country.

Non-Malays feel that they are literally being pushed aside like rag dolls without any rights. How can such a thing be allowed to happen in such a fine country like Malaysia , when our leaders continue to swear allegiance – demi Agama, Raja dan Negara! (For Religion, King and Country)
Government servants and politicians should spend one day at Times Square in Kuala Lumpur and watch the crowds of Malaysians mingling around. Look at their busy, happy faces. All of them have a future, focus and an ambition. These people are the future of this country and the bread and butter of the government. They are the tax payers that drive the engines of economic growth in this country.

So many things happening in this country are caused by the greed of our politicians. There are so many good things going for Malaysia , but our government must spoil it by playing with fire. Haven’t their mums ever taught them that they can get burnt for playing with fire?

Seriously, we need to screen new citizens closely. Especially if their applications were approved for the sole purpose of voting to help the BN cheat. Malaysians welcome bona fide new citizens who can contribute to the economy and well-being of this country.

We simply must put a full stop to all this nonsense by voting UMNO/BN out in the next General Election.
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southernglory1



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:49 am    Post subject: Toxic waste of Rare Earth Plant-Malaysians should object. Reply with quote

This is how big Australia really is....

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Why Are We So Stupid?
Every Malaysian must know!!
Australia is 58 times bigger than Peninsular Malaysia . With a population of 21million and a government that answers to the people, Australia dare not take a bet that a Rare Earth Plant is worth its risk and investment. If Australia which is nearly 60 times bigger than Malaysia reject the setting up of a Rare Earth Plant, why would Malaysia 60 times smaller thinks it’s all right to go ahead?
The USA has closed most of its mines, and so has China . In Mongolia , vast tracts of lands thousands of square kilometres are rendered hazardous, with toxic runoffs destroying everything in their path, with high radioactivity, tainting precious water supplies and this chain reaction will continue for thousands of years.
And all this is just from one small factory which has also been closed down. It is surrounded by partly frozen red-colored 'tailing lakes' up to a square mile in size and the land is scarred with toxic runoffs from the refining process and pock-marked with craters and trenches. Larger Rare-Earth refineries sit around the banks of the world’s largest tailing lake, Baogang - seven square miles of evil-smelling toxic waste that shows the shocking extent of this industry's impact.
It is a scene that Chinese officials do not want the world to see. Several villages close to the lake have already been relocated because of pollution and security guards hired by the mining company.
And to think that Malaysia is building the world’s largest Rare Earth Plant is truly madness of the highest order.
Even massive Australia balks
Australia with its massive land size, could site it many thousands of miles in the centre of Australia, far away from populated areas and still be shielded should an accident happens but it will not even dream of building one in the country itself . But Peninsular Malaysia would be dead meat if the inevitable happens. And to think that it could never happen is fool hardy. The Chernoybl meltdown was not supposed to happen and neither was the
Fukushima Nuclear Plant in Japan .
In the event of an accident the fallout could reach within an area of 80km radius, wiping out Kuantan, Pekan, Kemaman and most of the areas around Pahang and Terengganu. Long term the two states will be rendered useless and unliveable. It simply is illogical to site a Rare Earth Refinery so near to a large population and in such a small country.
Should there be an accident, the Peninsular will never be able to recover, and may even be sued by Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore And now that Australia with such a huge storage capacity would not allow the waste tailings to be reimported, shows Australia’s determination to wash its hands off the matter.
With Australia ’s announcement that they will not accept our waste, what are we going to do? Hide it in Taman Negara, on Gunung Tahan, or drop in the sea? Or try to sell it to another unsuspecting third world country? All the profits we make will not be enough to pay for the disposal of the highly toxic waste.
Malaysia in its stride to become a global economic powerhouse, should seriously weigh the pros and cons of the project. And anyhow we put it , the cons do outweigh the pros. It would be downright silly to even think that we can outwit nature.
Childish reaction
The Pahang MB’s threat to pull the plug on Gebeng with the loss of 20 thousand jobs, should the Rare Earth Plant be called off, is really a childish reaction and a very weak attempt to resolve the problem. And to allow 20,000 people to lose their jobs just because the people rejected this insane project, when the Rare Earth Plant should not be there in the first place, is unbelievable.
It is also preposterous that Officials from the EIA saw it fit to announce that a comprehensive EIA study was unnecessary, EIA was set up for the sole purpose of protecting the environment of the nation, and it is downright insulting of EIA to ignore the people and to side the Federal Government.
If the BN government does not take steps to settle this issue immediately, it will only cause the people to lose faith in the government. Already the Bukit Merah incident is a black mark, and our government should take steps that such an incident should never be allowed to happen again.
How can our government be fooled by this Orang Putih Foreigners who continues to insult our intelligence? When will we ever learn not to play with fire? In our relentless pursuit for the extra dollar, we continue to mess around with nature without thinking of its disastrous consequences.
Rare Earth belongs in the ground and It should never be dug up and refined in the first place. Just like nuclear fusion, it will cause a chain reaction that may one day cause the end of the world. Chernobyl and the Fukushima Reactor in Japan is a testament to that.
180 countries in the world cannot be wrong to reject such a dangerous project. There is simply no mitigation possible should an accident happen. Gebeng is also situated very near to the South China Sea and a Giant Tsunami generated from a simple earthquake cannot be discounted from its list of failsafe emergency procedures.
One day we may be the laughing stock of the world by our decision to lose a country for the sake of a Rare Earth project. The risk is just too high. And it is simply not an option.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Malaysia: When did the corruption and racvism start? Reply with quote

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> Subject: MALAYSIA -- Malaysia's 6 prime ministers: When did the corruption and racism start?
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> Malaysia's 6 prime ministers: When did the corruption and racism start?
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> Congratulations to Nawawi Mohamad for a very well written Factual Development of Malaysia since its formation, and all the UMNO power brokers.
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> All Malaysian should read these Historical FACTS regarding its Formation, before they are 'twisted" or buried out of memory, like what have been done regarding the History of Melaka, and the Hang warriors.
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> A rather long article but a very informative one!
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> Good article; it summarizes all the criminal acts committed by UMNO.
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> Malaysia's 6 prime ministers: When did the corruption and racism start?
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> Written by Nawawi Mohamad
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> Many of us may have asked; when and why did the racial divisions in Malaysia start and who is to blame? Obviously, the racial divide did not exist in old Malaya, where the different races could live together in harmony in the kampongs (villages) and small towns.
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> Now, it seems that we are forever at the brink of racial tension or even racial war.
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> In fact, jihad (holy war) has been declared several times by the UMNO-linked Perkasa against the Christians as well as the Chinese.
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> We should also ask why a-still-young-nation with all the potential to be prosperous could so quickly face impending bankruptcy.
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> Also, what has happened to patriotism; did it burn out or was it never really instilled into our hearts?
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> To find out, we have to go back in history.
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> The starting point
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> When UMNO was formed, the late Onn Jaafar who was one of the main founders and who was the then president, had to leave the party because a group of new faces disagreed and fought with him over the political direction to be taken.
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> They insisted their ideas were better than his and this inevitably led to the changes in policies, rules and objectives.
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> Whereas Onn was more for uniting the Malays from all walks of life, with the Chinese, Indians and other migrants under one organsation, and then jointly struggle for independence, the group of UMNO leaders led by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman was more interested in meeting the qualifying terms set by the British for achieving independence - no matter how onerous.
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> The idea of a non-communal political party
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> Onn Jaafar - the grandfather of current Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein - had indeed been farsighted and visionary; he felt the need for racial harmony and a non-communal political party was the best way to secure a prosperous future for Malaya .
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> No doubt the British did create the Malayan Union comprising all races with equal rights, and even diluted the powers of the Malay rulers, but the British were not really sincere at all.
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> The British did not really want Malayans to be united as one, like in Onn's vision.
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> Neither did the British really want the Malayan Union to succeed. So the Malays were led into rejecting the Malayan Union, paving the way for its dissolution.
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> Had the British been sincere, they would have backed Onn’s idea.
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> Instead the British supported Tunku when he was elected the new UMNO president after Onn resigned.
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> Onn had to quit after failing to garner the majority support from the delegates on his multiracial vision after his speech in the UMNO General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur in August 1951 backfired.
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> The Malays have never been united since then.
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> The idea of non-communal political party still lives on
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> But did Onn Jaafar really have so little support?
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> The answer is no, he had the support of the Malays all over the country and at the grass root level. In fact when Tunku tried to manage UMNO, he found out that most of the people were not aware that Onn had left the party.
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> The staff manning the UMNO offices were also reluctant to work with Tunku as they still supported Onn.
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> In the end, Tunku had to abandon the old UMNO office bearers and create a new set-up, appointing his own people to manage the party and its activities.
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> Further proof of the British ill-intent was when they told the Malayan entourage negotiating for independence consisting of UMNO, MCA and MIC that Malaya could not be given independence since the three major races were not united!
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> Onn's multiracial proposal was the best and it still is and the British also knew that.
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> Yet, they managed to convince the Malayan delegates to agree on an Alliance with UMNO, MCA and MIC the pioneer members.
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> To their discredit, all three of them fell for it. Presumably this had been outlined by the British for Tunku to implement.
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> UMNO failed us from the start
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> Here UMNO has thus failed twice; Firstly, to unite the Malays and consolidate their political power and losing the opportunity to unite the various races under one non-communal party.
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> Secondly to really lead a more meaningful struggle.
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> Unlike the other true independent struggles seen all over the world, UMNO just “negotiated” for a 'walkover' from the British.
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> UMNO may argue that it was the ingenuity of their leaders that helped Malayans gain independence without bloodshed.
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> This is not true! There was indeed a lot of bloodshed but not amongst the UMNO people.
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> What about the struggle led by other groups and individuals?
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> Let us also not forget that during this period there were many other groups and individuals struggling and fighting for independence and with the inevitable bloodshed.
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> We were not informed about their struggle as if the Alliance was the only one who struggled.
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> PAS deputy president Mat Sabu had exposed this one-sided history for us.
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> Besides the Communists, there were many others from all the races.
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> Nations that experienced, endured and managed to overcome all obstacles leading to the true sense of independence are usually of a different breed.
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> The struggle instils real patriotism and their citizens really value what they have achieved unlike Malaysians too, who need to be lured to fly the Jalur Gemilang almost every time we try to celebrate the National Day.
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> In the end, the UMNO-BN celebration of the 31st August National Day has become something of a mediocre, wasteful, and meaningless effort, without zeal and substance, without the real feeling of patriotism at all.
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> The annual procession is just for show as the number of people flying the Jalur Gemilang keeps dwindling year after year till the number of road vehicles flying the national flag can even be counted on our fingers.
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> The national day celebrations are only being looked forward to by the Mat Rempits and the like, including their bohsias.
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> UMNO and Malaysia under Tunku Abdul Rahman: Going Nowhere
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> Malaysia under Tunku was not really independent, it had to depend on the British and they were more than willing to maintain their support, mainly due to economic reasons.
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> The British had invested so much in Malaya in plantation, mining, banking, media and education.
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> Furthermore, Malaya was one of the growing markets for everything English.
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> After gaining independence, the Tunku was not able to really achieve anything more substantial.
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> He was not even able to defeat the ragtag Communists, and Malaysia was still backward in every sense of the word.
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> The young democracy and new nation was just at its infancy and without any coherent policy, objectives, vision and actions although there were some sort of localized economic activities in the towns, and racial harmony in the kampongs.
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> With the Communists still active not only in the jungles but also in the urban areas and their ideology spreading in the University of Malaya, real peace and unity as a nation were not attained during his reign.
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> Even Singapore was separated from Malaysia.
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> The economy was not doing well since Malaysia was more on a commodity-based economy, and at the mercy of the British who controlled prices and the trade itself.
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> At this stage of the nation building, Malaysians had nothing to celebrate or cheer about. There was nothing to hold on to, nor was there a sense of belonging.
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> Not only were the business, finance and money still under the British, the Supreme Court was also in Britain.
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> Nothing substantial belonged to Malaysia.
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> The Malays in particular had nothing except for the small plots of land in the kampongs and the Malay rulers to be proud of.
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> Tunku did not have any real plans for the Malays despite UMNO being so-called the United Malays National Organization.
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> Racism during Tunku’s period
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> The Tunku fell into the trap set by the British when the racial based Alliance was formed.
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> He had not done enough to set any solid foundation for the country and he realized too late how fragile the racial harmony was when after the 1969 general election.
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> The Gerakan and DAP had celebrated their wins with a victory parade in KL on 12th May 1969.
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> Then UMNO led a counter march the next day, and this is when the racial riot known as the infamous May 13 racial riots erupted.
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> May 13 also led to Abdul Razak Hussein taking over the nation's leadership.
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> But was it really a racial riot?
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> Were both the Gerakan and DAP really so insensitive to the political situation that they organized the march and failed to control their members?
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> The Alliance managed to win 77 out of 140 seats in Parliament; UMNO still held power. Furthermore it was very interesting to note that Malay opposition parties saw a sharp increase in votes in the peninsula, rising drastically from about 15% in 1964 to 25% in 1969.
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> UMNO did not have the full support of the Malays and apparently the Malays did not agree fully with UMNO even then!
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> UMNO under Razak: His inaction led to the next stage of failure
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> Razak, the father of current Prime Minister Najib Razak, was quite thoughtful and managed to bring about some changes.
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> He started the process of nation building by introducing the word “pembangunan” which is development.
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> For this, he was eventually bestowed the title of “Bapa Pembangunan”.
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> After the infamous May 13 racial riot, he introduced the New Economic Policy (NEP) which had good and noble intentions although it was miserably abused to the core in later years.
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> The NEP was meant to re-engineer the wealth of the society, encompassing education, business opportunities, employment and preferences to eradicate poverty amongst the entire population and across all racial boundaries.
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> But UMNO leaders took advantage of this policy to fatten their coffers leaving both the Malays and other poor Malaysians to continue being deprived of all that were intended for them.
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> We can clearly see and understand the situation now.
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> Razak also empowered FELDA (which was formed by the British in 1956 for their own reasons) to aggressively embark on opening new land schemes and making Malays do something to upgrade and improve themselves.
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> The FELDA story is still unfolding now.
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> As the Malays were earning some extra income, Tabung Haji (the brainchild of Professor Ungku Aziz) was formed to inculcate the habit of savings for the rainy days and to help save enough money to perform the haj.
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> Sad to say, as has been reported, Tabung Haji was not safe from the dirty hands either.
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> The siphoning of money that we see now, the unscrupulous civil servants and their abuse of power and unchecked corruption also started during Razak’s premiership.
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> He was not able to closely monitor all the things that he had implemented.
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> One glaring example is the construction of the wooden houses for the FELDA settlers.
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> But instead of houses, the settlers got what were basically just pieces of sawn wood nailed together with some sort of roofing to protect the inhabitants from the elements of nature.
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> Yes, the 'house' was just a shed.
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> These houses can still be seen in the FELDA settlements as a testimony to the plundering of the allocations by unscrupulous groups of people.
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> This was the beginning of the money-making schemes, and those in UMNO saw the doors opening to all the golden opportunities that had never existed for them before.
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> The government officials too found the opportunity and took what they could and as much as they could.
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> When RISDA was formed to help the rubber small holders, they were provided with free fertilizers, weed poison and other incentives like the money to keep the rubber plantation clear of all other plants, shrubs and small trees.
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> This was to ensure improved rubber production, easy maintenance, safety and prevent the rubber plantation to be any form of hideouts for vermin, wild animals and the communists.
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> While they were supposed to be given the items free of charge, the officials still demanded money from the small holders and a substantial amount of the fertilizers and poisons went into the wrong hands and were eventually sold to the hardware shops to be re-sold to others.
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> The money-making schemes were carried out openly to the extent the RISDA emblem on the sacks could be clearly seen.
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> Yet, the authorities did nothing to stop the corruption.
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> Almost all the projects awarded to the UMNO-putras during this period was executed as Ali Baba schemes leaving the UMNOputras with just 5 per cent of the profit which was too little.
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> Since they were not real businessmen, they spent extravagantly within a few months finished all their gains.
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> Thus more projects had to be given out to fulfil their lust.
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> The Ali Baba business trend began here.
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> It was the same with other government projects and procurements.
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> The instant noodles supplied as army ration were paid by the Ministry of Defence at RM0.65 per packet while the market price was just RM0.25 each.
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> The police and the army were also in a world of their own with free cigarettes, cheap alcohol, partying in their messes.
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> They were oblivious to their surroundings.
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> The police were so callous in their duties that the IGP was shot dead point blank by two assailants on a motorbike when his car halted at a congested road on his way to the office.
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> The inefficient civil servants were preoccupied with so many tasks in their offices.
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> Hospitals and medical staff were few in numbers, and the school teachers were the most respectable group of people in society then. But unfortunately not anymore now.
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> The Biro Siasatan Negara (National Bureau of Investigation) was operational but they did nothing. At this stage, the UMNO government ignored all the warning signs of blatant corruption, misuse of funds and pilferage.
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> As such, the next stage of failure was inevitable and more so under Hussein Onn, who was Razak's brother in law.
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> First huge scandal under Tun Hussein Onn
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> Hussein Onn was like Abdullah Badawi.
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> He was not able to fit into Razak’s shoes.
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> Hussein Onn left the country on auto-pilot.
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> Thus, more corruption and wrongdoing spread all over the country including to Sabah and Sarawak which had huge amounts of natural resources especially timber.
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> Sandakan in Sabah once held the world record of the highest numbers of millionaires (from the greedy rampage and corruption of the timber industry) per square mile.
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> Sabah is now without a virgin forest except at the national reserve.
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> This too will not be spared for long and Sabahans still remain poor today.
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> The first huge scandal for UMNO which was the RM2.5 billion losses by Bank Bumiputera Malaysia Bhd, which began in 1976 with its wholly owned Bumiputera Malaysia Finance (BMF) lending money to property developer Carrian Group in Hong Kong.
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> The mess unfolded in1983 kicked off the UMNO plundering tradition on a huge scale.
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> You see, no one was punished for the crime. UMNO leaders condoned such debacle creating a precedent that when one is a strong UMNO man and with proper connection, one can get away scot-free.
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> The bailout tradition too began from this point on.
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> Since Malaysia was on auto-pilot, the ordinary citizens had to survive on their own.
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> Mahathir: All forms of failure and a sad lack of vision
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> This was a very interesting period for UMNO.
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> There were failures galore - all and every form of failure that could happen did happen.
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> There was systematic failure at all levels of government to understand the magnitude of the situation, from stripping the Malay rulers of their powers, using the full force of the ISA on the opposition, breaking up UMNO, looting the nation’s funds, antagonizing the West, full-scale bailouts of cronies, destroying the integrity of the police and judiciary to being a dictator.
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> Obviously, this resulted in resentment throughout the entire society leading to the formation of Pakatan Rakyat.
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> Mahathir was the one who broke the national piggy bank, blazing the trail to unmitigated government borrowings.
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> He failed to provide enough funds for rainy days.
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> Many of his supporters boasted that he was famous for his vision, but time has proven that Mahathir in fact lacked it.
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> He lacked vision simply because he was not able to see beyond himself.
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> Mahathir failed to understand the inherent economic cycle and be prepared for eventual downturns.
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> He knew Lee Kuan Yew had special funds to be used under the power of the President.
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> But Mahathir siphoned out the only real funds we had in Petronas, thus even the once rich Petronas has to borrow money now.
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> The police under Mahathir was for most of the time working for him and not much for the rakyat.
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> The police was used to defeat the opposition, harass individuals, put people in jail using the ISA and determining the most suitable time for a general election. Crime was high since the PDRM was preoccupied with UMNO and Mahathir.
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> Lawyers were known to be unscrupulous but it was during his time that the judiciary system was turned into shambles and judges could be openly bought, thus ending the integrity of the entire law and order of the country.
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> Mahathir also failed to uphold the monarchy by stripping the Malay rulers of their powers.
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> The Malays have lost their last bastion of pride and for the rest of the Malaysians the last bastion of justice, as can be seen in the awkward position of the Sultan of Perak being manipulated by UMNO in the Perak power grab of 2009.
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> The Perak Sultan sanctioned UMNO's coup d'etat, while the Agong only had enough power to acknowledge BERSIH as legitimate, while the Sultan of Selangor had to play safe in the JAIS -DUMC case with UMNO breathing down his neck.
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> Mahathir in his endeavour to make Malaysia a developed nation by 2020, failed to safeguard the nation from being plundered by refusing to prevent and take action against corrupt people.
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> This could be because he was himself a cohort in some, if not most of the fiascos.
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> The Tajuddin Ramli-MAS scandal is an example and a living testimony to the failures of the Mahathir-era, while the RM12.5bil PKFZ scandal is still unfolding.
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> Mahathir also failed to see the inept capability of Badawi and the hopeless Najib who both have no real ability of their own.
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> Nonetheless, one cannot turn back time or erase the systematic failures Mahathir caused.
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> In any case, he was ready to pass the baton to Abdullah Badawi by 2003.
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> Badawi sleeping away
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> Badawi was not able to fit in the shoes of Dr. Mahathir.
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> He tried to undo several of questionable projects started by Mahathir.
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> But even this, he fumbled and bungled.
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> Badawi tried to create some economic corridors, have some fancy slogans like working together with him and Islam Hadhari, which he himself found difficult to explain.
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> Till now, the questions ring: what are the corridors, the slogans and Islam Hadhari really all about?
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> The economy became stagnant and to spur development Malaysia had to borrow more money. He was able to create some sense of economic activities but just for the elections.
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> Fortunately for him but unfortunately for the rakyat, he had the fourth floor goons headed by his beloved son-in-law, Khairy Jamaludin who made things worse.
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> Our nation was in jeopardy because it was being managed by a twenty-something de-facto prime minister.
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> Although Khairy was an Oxford graduate, he was not savvy enough to run a country much to the disgust of Mahathir.
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> Both the nation and UMNO are now in disarray.
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> A classic example of a Khairy deal gone awry is the failure of the Shahrizat-linked Gemas NFC debacle.
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> Badawi did form the MACC but for what?
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> They are just the same people from the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) in different uniform.
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> Free for all, grab what you can now under Najib
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> Najib is long on ideas but short on action, thus has no results to show.
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> Basically, this is due to his ideas being copycats of other systems, such as the Pakatan's Buku Jingga or economic blueprint.
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> Najib’s vanity
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> But first of all since he was not elected to his post and his image was tarnished by the useless and unsinkable Scorpene submarines that also led to the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaaribuu.
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> Possibly influenced by his mischievous wife, Najib decided first and foremost to restore his image.
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> He engaged APCO and FBC Media for a full scale image makeover, spending at least RM55 million of tax-payers’ money for expensive propaganda to glorify himself, his government and his policies and having it screened on international channels like CNN, CNBC and BBC.
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> This is utter stupidity of the highest level and Najib has failed miserably.
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> To repair the damage to his image, Najib should have rectified the mistakes and not try to whitewash them and incurring further blunders in the process.
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> There is really no point in putting on thick make up during the day when everyone can see the thick layer of 'paint and powder'.
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> Transformation programs that go nowhere
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> Then Najib went on to try to transform several major things but he failed to see what the causes were that led to past failures.
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> All the sounds and bombast of his Economic Transformation Program may have seem rather impressive to the layman, but what are the results so far?
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> Unfortunately we have not been able to feel good about anything that Najib and his ETP people have announced.
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> His main showpieces are the six National Key Results Areas (NKRA), twelve National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) - all part of his Economic Transformation Program.
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> On 23rd November, Bernama reported that Najib underlined six high impact programs to boost the growth of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to 8.7 by 2020 but, what about now or next year?
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> The economic policies that the UMNO-BN government under Najib have been undertaken but show no improvement in the economy.
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> Thus, until now, it has been 'nothing for nothing Najibnomics'.
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> As for Najib’s Political Transformation Program, it has proven to be a farce - heavy on proclamations and full of doublespeak as in the recent Peaceful Assembly Bill, which actually restricts our freedom and not grant greater democratic space as he had promised.
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> Old habits die hard
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> Even at this very critical juncture, in the last lap to the “Mother of all Elections”, UMNO still continues to award contracts without following the proper procedures.
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> At present there are several projects under the various ministries that have been allocated to their cronies and when the time comes, by hook or by crook, these projects will come to light whether UMNO-BN wins the GE-13 or not.
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> So too will all the money-making schemes planned with guarded secrecy, the PKFZ scandal, the Scorpene scandal and the Gemas NFC debacle.
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> The Najib government has also told the rakyat that it will not be involved in financing the mega-projects he has announced; they are mostly under the Private Financing Initiatives (PFI), he assures.
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> But we were not told that the UMNO cronies will have to borrow from the banks and none of the clear minded private banks would ever lend them any money.
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> The private banks know that these projects are just money-making schemes without any guarantee of success and will eventually need bailouts.
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> Thus all the burden of financing has been given to Bank Pembangunan, the government bank, with money from the government.
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> Still the money will be taken from our already depleting EPF and Tabung Haji or borrowed somewhere and bringing Malaysia closer to becoming another Greece .
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> Chaos at the ministries
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> The Ministry of Defence has set the plan moving for the purchase of new fighter planes from Russia as reported in a defence magazine but Ahmad Zahid Hamidi denied this recently.
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> The ministry will also continue with the building of the exorbitantly expensive naval ships and boats.
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> The Ministry of Education has embarked on building several campuses in Perlis and Pahang and even the HUKM paediatric hospital in KL and being awarded to their cronies.
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> The Ministry of Transport has already approved the KVMRT project, the Integrated Transport Terminal in Subang Jaya with another going to be in Gombak and in Melaka and as we all know Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd has a free hand to impose any charges on passengers and complete the KLIA2 tour at whatever cost.
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> The Ministry of Agriculture will eventually bail out the failed Gemas NFC project and the wasteful rice bowl “National Rice Bowl” project in Sarawak will get more money - some to be reinvested and the rest pocketed.
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> The Ministry of Finance will continue paying the PKFZ thieves and continue dumping more money into MAS despite the purported win-win share swap with AirAsia as MAS has already announced RM400 in losses recently.
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> Petronas has been set to bail out TNB by absorbing the gas cost.
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> The Ministry of Tourism too have their money-making schemes through various advertisement projects, while the Ministry of Information uses FINAS through the loans and grants issued for movie productions and the misuse of FINAS assets for some influential individuals.
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> The other ministries too have their problems and these could be revealed later.
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> Enough is enough
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> Najib has turned Malaysia backwards by not trying to reject the wrong doings of UMNO-BN.
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> Where his father was too busy, Najib's problem may be because he has his own scandals; thus a change of government is the only true means of saving this country.
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> The recent UMNO AGM showed the country the party's true colours; its racists/fascist bent and the fact that it had no real agenda for the country.
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> So after tracking through the 6 prime ministers, all of whom came from UMNO, it is clear the party is the cause, the main ingredient, the catalyst and the main eleme
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> Malaysia's 6 prime ministers: When did the corruption and racism start?
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> Congratulations to Nawawi Mohamad for a very well written Factual Development of Malaysia since its formation, and all the UMNO power brokers.
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> All Malaysian should read these Historical FACTS regarding its Formation, before they are 'twisted" or buried out of memory, like what have been done regarding the History of Melaka, and the Hang warriors.
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> A rather long article but a very informative one!
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> Good article; it summarizes all the criminal acts committed by UMNO.
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> Malaysia's 6 prime ministers: When did the corruption and racism start?
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> Written by Nawawi Mohamad
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> Many of us may have asked; when and why did the racial divisions in Malaysia start and who is to blame? Obviously, the racial divide did not exist in old Malaya, where the different races could live together in harmony in the kampongs (villages) and small towns.
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> Now, it seems that we are forever at the brink of racial tension or even racial war.
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> In fact, jihad (holy war) has been declared several times by the UMNO-linked Perkasa against the Christians as well as the Chinese.
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> We should also ask why a-still-young-nation with all the potential to be prosperous could so quickly face impending bankruptcy.
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> Also, what has happened to patriotism; did it burn out or was it never really instilled into our hearts?
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> To find out, we have to go back in history.
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> The starting point
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> When UMNO was formed, the late Onn Jaafar who was one of the main founders and who was the then president, had to leave the party because a group of new faces disagreed and fought with him over the political direction to be taken.
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> They insisted their ideas were better than his and this inevitably led to the changes in policies, rules and objectives.
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> Whereas Onn was more for uniting the Malays from all walks of life, with the Chinese, Indians and other migrants under one organsation, and then jointly struggle for independence, the group of UMNO leaders led by the late Tunku Abdul Rahman was more interested in meeting the qualifying terms set by the British for achieving independence - no matter how onerous.
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> The idea of a non-communal political party
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> Onn Jaafar - the grandfather of current Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein - had indeed been farsighted and visionary; he felt the need for racial harmony and a non-communal political party was the best way to secure a prosperous future for Malaya .
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> No doubt the British did create the Malayan Union comprising all races with equal rights, and even diluted the powers of the Malay rulers, but the British were not really sincere at all.
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> The British did not really want Malayans to be united as one, like in Onn's vision.
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> Neither did the British really want the Malayan Union to succeed. So the Malays were led into rejecting the Malayan Union, paving the way for its dissolution.
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> Had the British been sincere, they would have backed Onn’s idea.
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> Instead the British supported Tunku when he was elected the new UMNO president after Onn resigned.
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> Onn had to quit after failing to garner the majority support from the delegates on his multiracial vision after his speech in the UMNO General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur in August 1951 backfired.
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> The Malays have never been united since then.
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> The idea of non-communal political party still lives on
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> But did Onn Jaafar really have so little support?
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> The answer is no, he had the support of the Malays all over the country and at the grass root level. In fact when Tunku tried to manage UMNO, he found out that most of the people were not aware that Onn had left the party.
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> The staff manning the UMNO offices were also reluctant to work with Tunku as they still supported Onn.
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> In the end, Tunku had to abandon the old UMNO office bearers and create a new set-up, appointing his own people to manage the party and its activities.
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> Further proof of the British ill-intent was when they told the Malayan entourage negotiating for independence consisting of UMNO, MCA and MIC that Malaya could not be given independence since the three major races were not united!
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> Onn's multiracial proposal was the best and it still is and the British also knew that.
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> Yet, they managed to convince the Malayan delegates to agree on an Alliance with UMNO, MCA and MIC the pioneer members.
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> To their discredit, all three of them fell for it. Presumably this had been outlined by the British for Tunku to implement.
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> UMNO failed us from the start
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> Here UMNO has thus failed twice; Firstly, to unite the Malays and consolidate their political power and losing the opportunity to unite the various races under one non-communal party.
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> Secondly to really lead a more meaningful struggle.
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> Unlike the other true independent struggles seen all over the world, UMNO just “negotiated” for a 'walkover' from the British.
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> UMNO may argue that it was the ingenuity of their leaders that helped Malayans gain independence without bloodshed.
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> This is not true! There was indeed a lot of bloodshed but not amongst the UMNO people.
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> What about the struggle led by other groups and individuals?
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> Let us also not forget that during this period there were many other groups and individuals struggling and fighting for independence and with the inevitable bloodshed.
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> We were not informed about their struggle as if the Alliance was the only one who struggled.
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> PAS deputy president Mat Sabu had exposed this one-sided history for us.
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> Besides the Communists, there were many others from all the races.
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> Nations that experienced, endured and managed to overcome all obstacles leading to the true sense of independence are usually of a different breed.
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> The struggle instils real patriotism and their citizens really value what they have achieved unlike Malaysians too, who need to be lured to fly the Jalur Gemilang almost every time we try to celebrate the National Day.
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> In the end, the UMNO-BN celebration of the 31st August National Day has become something of a mediocre, wasteful, and meaningless effort, without zeal and substance, without the real feeling of patriotism at all.
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> The annual procession is just for show as the number of people flying the Jalur Gemilang keeps dwindling year after year till the number of road vehicles flying the national flag can even be counted on our fingers.
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> The national day celebrations are only being looked forward to by the Mat Rempits and the like, including their bohsias.
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> UMNO and Malaysia under Tunku Abdul Rahman: Going Nowhere
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> Malaysia under Tunku was not really independent, it had to depend on the British and they were more than willing to maintain their support, mainly due to economic reasons.
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> The British had invested so much in Malaya in plantation, mining, banking, media and education.
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> Furthermore, Malaya was one of the growing markets for everything English.
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> After gaining independence, the Tunku was not able to really achieve anything more substantial.
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> He was not even able to defeat the ragtag Communists, and Malaysia was still backward in every sense of the word.
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> The young democracy and new nation was just at its infancy and without any coherent policy, objectives, vision and actions although there were some sort of localized economic activities in the towns, and racial harmony in the kampongs.
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> With the Communists still active not only in the jungles but also in the urban areas and their ideology spreading in the University of Malaya, real peace and unity as a nation were not attained during his reign.
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> Even Singapore was separated from Malaysia.
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> The economy was not doing well since Malaysia was more on a commodity-based economy, and at the mercy of the British who controlled prices and the trade itself.
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> At this stage of the nation building, Malaysians had nothing to celebrate or cheer about. There was nothing to hold on to, nor was there a sense of belonging.
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> Not only were the business, finance and money still under the British, the Supreme Court was also in Britain.
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> Nothing substantial belonged to Malaysia.
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> The Malays in particular had nothing except for the small plots of land in the kampongs and the Malay rulers to be proud of.
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> Tunku did not have any real plans for the Malays despite UMNO being so-called the United Malays National Organization.
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> Racism during Tunku’s period
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> The Tunku fell into the trap set by the British when the racial based Alliance was formed.
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> He had not done enough to set any solid foundation for the country and he realized too late how fragile the racial harmony was when after the 1969 general election.
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> The Gerakan and DAP had celebrated their wins with a victory parade in KL on 12th May 1969.
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> Then UMNO led a counter march the next day, and this is when the racial riot known as the infamous May 13 racial riots erupted.
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> May 13 also led to Abdul Razak Hussein taking over the nation's leadership.
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> But was it really a racial riot?
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> Were both the Gerakan and DAP really so insensitive to the political situation that they organized the march and failed to control their members?
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> The Alliance managed to win 77 out of 140 seats in Parliament; UMNO still held power. Furthermore it was very interesting to note that Malay opposition parties saw a sharp increase in votes in the peninsula, rising drastically from about 15% in 1964 to 25% in 1969.
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> UMNO did not have the full support of the Malays and apparently the Malays did not agree fully with UMNO even then!
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> UMNO under Razak: His inaction led to the next stage of failure
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> Razak, the father of current Prime Minister Najib Razak, was quite thoughtful and managed to bring about some changes.
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> He started the process of nation building by introducing the word “pembangunan” which is development.
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> For this, he was eventually bestowed the title of “Bapa Pembangunan”.
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> After the infamous May 13 racial riot, he introduced the New Economic Policy (NEP) which had good and noble intentions although it was miserably abused to the core in later years.
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> The NEP was meant to re-engineer the wealth of the society, encompassing education, business opportunities, employment and preferences to eradicate poverty amongst the entire population and across all racial boundaries.
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> But UMNO leaders took advantage of this policy to fatten their coffers leaving both the Malays and other poor Malaysians to continue being deprived of all that were intended for them.
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> We can clearly see and understand the situation now.
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> Razak also empowered FELDA (which was formed by the British in 1956 for their own reasons) to aggressively embark on opening new land schemes and making Malays do something to upgrade and improve themselves.
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> The FELDA story is still unfolding now.
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> As the Malays were earning some extra income, Tabung Haji (the brainchild of Professor Ungku Aziz) was formed to inculcate the habit of savings for the rainy days and to help save enough money to perform the haj.
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> Sad to say, as has been reported, Tabung Haji was not safe from the dirty hands either.
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> The siphoning of money that we see now, the unscrupulous civil servants and their abuse of power and unchecked corruption also started during Razak’s premiership.
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> He was not able to closely monitor all the things that he had implemented.
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> One glaring example is the construction of the wooden houses for the FELDA settlers.
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> But instead of houses, the settlers got what were basically just pieces of sawn wood nailed together with some sort of roofing to protect the inhabitants from the elements of nature.
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> Yes, the 'house' was just a shed.
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> These houses can still be seen in the FELDA settlements as a testimony to the plundering of the allocations by unscrupulous groups of people.
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> This was the beginning of the money-making schemes, and those in UMNO saw the doors opening to all the golden opportunities that had never existed for them before.
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> The government officials too found the opportunity and took what they could and as much as they could.
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> When RISDA was formed to help the rubber small holders, they were provided with free fertilizers, weed poison and other incentives like the money to keep the rubber plantation clear of all other plants, shrubs and small trees.
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> This was to ensure improved rubber production, easy maintenance, safety and prevent the rubber plantation to be any form of hideouts for vermin, wild animals and the communists.
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> While they were supposed to be given the items free of charge, the officials still demanded money from the small holders and a substantial amount of the fertilizers and poisons went into the wrong hands and were eventually sold to the hardware shops to be re-sold to others.
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> The money-making schemes were carried out openly to the extent the RISDA emblem on the sacks could be clearly seen.
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> Yet, the authorities did nothing to stop the corruption.
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> Almost all the projects awarded to the UMNO-putras during this period was executed as Ali Baba schemes leaving the UMNOputras with just 5 per cent of the profit which was too little.
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> Since they were not real businessmen, they spent extravagantly within a few months finished all their gains.
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> Thus more projects had to be given out to fulfil their lust.
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> The Ali Baba business trend began here.
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> It was the same with other government projects and procurements.
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> The instant noodles supplied as army ration were paid by the Ministry of Defence at RM0.65 per packet while the market price was just RM0.25 each.
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> The police and the army were also in a world of their own with free cigarettes, cheap alcohol, partying in their messes.
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> They were oblivious to their surroundings.
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> The police were so callous in their duties that the IGP was shot dead point blank by two assailants on a motorbike when his car halted at a congested road on his way to the office.
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> The inefficient civil servants were preoccupied with so many tasks in their offices.
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> Hospitals and medical staff were few in numbers, and the school teachers were the most respectable group of people in society then. But unfortunately not anymore now.
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> The Biro Siasatan Negara (National Bureau of Investigation) was operational but they did nothing. At this stage, the UMNO government ignored all the warning signs of blatant corruption, misuse of funds and pilferage.
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> As such, the next stage of failure was inevitable and more so under Hussein Onn, who was Razak's brother in law.
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> First huge scandal under Tun Hussein Onn
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> Hussein Onn was like Abdullah Badawi.
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> He was not able to fit into Razak’s shoes.
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> Hussein Onn left the country on auto-pilot.
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> Thus, more corruption and wrongdoing spread all over the country including to Sabah and Sarawak which had huge amounts of natural resources especially timber.
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> Sandakan in Sabah once held the world record of the highest numbers of millionaires (from the greedy rampage and corruption of the timber industry) per square mile.
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> Sabah is now without a virgin forest except at the national reserve.
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> This too will not be spared for long and Sabahans still remain poor today.
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> The first huge scandal for UMNO which was the RM2.5 billion losses by Bank Bumiputera Malaysia Bhd, which began in 1976 with its wholly owned Bumiputera Malaysia Finance (BMF) lending money to property developer Carrian Group in Hong Kong.
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> The mess unfolded in1983 kicked off the UMNO plundering tradition on a huge scale.
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> You see, no one was punished for the crime. UMNO leaders condoned such debacle creating a precedent that when one is a strong UMNO man and with proper connection, one can get away scot-free.
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> The bailout tradition too began from this point on.
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> Since Malaysia was on auto-pilot, the ordinary citizens had to survive on their own.
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> Mahathir: All forms of failure and a sad lack of vision
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> This was a very interesting period for UMNO.
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> There were failures galore - all and every form of failure that could happen did happen.
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> There was systematic failure at all levels of government to understand the magnitude of the situation, from stripping the Malay rulers of their powers, using the full force of the ISA on the opposition, breaking up UMNO, looting the nation’s funds, antagonizing the West, full-scale bailouts of cronies, destroying the integrity of the police and judiciary to being a dictator.
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> Obviously, this resulted in resentment throughout the entire society leading to the formation of Pakatan Rakyat.
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> Mahathir was the one who broke the national piggy bank, blazing the trail to unmitigated government borrowings.
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> He failed to provide enough funds for rainy days.
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> Many of his supporters boasted that he was famous for his vision, but time has proven that Mahathir in fact lacked it.
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> He lacked vision simply because he was not able to see beyond himself.
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> Mahathir failed to understand the inherent economic cycle and be prepared for eventual downturns.
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> He knew Lee Kuan Yew had special funds to be used under the power of the President.
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> But Mahathir siphoned out the only real funds we had in Petronas, thus even the once rich Petronas has to borrow money now.
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> The police under Mahathir was for most of the time working for him and not much for the rakyat.
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> The police was used to defeat the opposition, harass individuals, put people in jail using the ISA and determining the most suitable time for a general election. Crime was high since the PDRM was preoccupied with UMNO and Mahathir.
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> Lawyers were known to be unscrupulous but it was during his time that the judiciary system was turned into shambles and judges could be openly bought, thus ending the integrity of the entire law and order of the country.
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> Mahathir also failed to uphold the monarchy by stripping the Malay rulers of their powers.
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> The Malays have lost their last bastion of pride and for the rest of the Malaysians the last bastion of justice, as can be seen in the awkward position of the Sultan of Perak being manipulated by UMNO in the Perak power grab of 2009.
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> The Perak Sultan sanctioned UMNO's coup d'etat, while the Agong only had enough power to acknowledge BERSIH as legitimate, while the Sultan of Selangor had to play safe in the JAIS -DUMC case with UMNO breathing down his neck.
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> Mahathir in his endeavour to make Malaysia a developed nation by 2020, failed to safeguard the nation from being plundered by refusing to prevent and take action against corrupt people.
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> This could be because he was himself a cohort in some, if not most of the fiascos.
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> The Tajuddin Ramli-MAS scandal is an example and a living testimony to the failures of the Mahathir-era, while the RM12.5bil PKFZ scandal is still unfolding.
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> Mahathir also failed to see the inept capability of Badawi and the hopeless Najib who both have no real ability of their own.
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> Nonetheless, one cannot turn back time or erase the systematic failures Mahathir caused.
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> In any case, he was ready to pass the baton to Abdullah Badawi by 2003.
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> Badawi sleeping away
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> Badawi was not able to fit in the shoes of Dr. Mahathir.
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> He tried to undo several of questionable projects started by Mahathir.
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> But even this, he fumbled and bungled.
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> Badawi tried to create some economic corridors, have some fancy slogans like working together with him and Islam Hadhari, which he himself found difficult to explain.
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> Till now, the questions ring: what are the corridors, the slogans and Islam Hadhari really all about?
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> The economy became stagnant and to spur development Malaysia had to borrow more money. He was able to create some sense of economic activities but just for the elections.
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> Fortunately for him but unfortunately for the rakyat, he had the fourth floor goons headed by his beloved son-in-law, Khairy Jamaludin who made things worse.
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> Our nation was in jeopardy because it was being managed by a twenty-something de-facto prime minister.
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> Although Khairy was an Oxford graduate, he was not savvy enough to run a country much to the disgust of Mahathir.
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> Both the nation and UMNO are now in disarray.
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> A classic example of a Khairy deal gone awry is the failure of the Shahrizat-linked Gemas NFC debacle.
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> Badawi did form the MACC but for what?
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> They are just the same people from the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) in different uniform.
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> Free for all, grab what you can now under Najib
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> Najib is long on ideas but short on action, thus has no results to show.
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> Basically, this is due to his ideas being copycats of other systems, such as the Pakatan's Buku Jingga or economic blueprint.
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> Najib’s vanity
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> But first of all since he was not elected to his post and his image was tarnished by the useless and unsinkable Scorpene submarines that also led to the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaaribuu.
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> Possibly influenced by his mischievous wife, Najib decided first and foremost to restore his image.
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> He engaged APCO and FBC Media for a full scale image makeover, spending at least RM55 million of tax-payers’ money for expensive propaganda to glorify himself, his government and his policies and having it screened on international channels like CNN, CNBC and BBC.
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> This is utter stupidity of the highest level and Najib has failed miserably.
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> To repair the damage to his image, Najib should have rectified the mistakes and not try to whitewash them and incurring further blunders in the process.
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> There is really no point in putting on thick make up during the day when everyone can see the thick layer of 'paint and powder'.
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> Transformation programs that go nowhere
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> Then Najib went on to try to transform several major things but he failed to see what the causes were that led to past failures.
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> All the sounds and bombast of his Economic Transformation Program may have seem rather impressive to the layman, but what are the results so far?
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> Unfortunately we have not been able to feel good about anything that Najib and his ETP people have announced.
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> His main showpieces are the six National Key Results Areas (NKRA), twelve National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) - all part of his Economic Transformation Program.
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> On 23rd November, Bernama reported that Najib underlined six high impact programs to boost the growth of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to 8.7 by 2020 but, what about now or next year?
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> The economic policies that the UMNO-BN government under Najib have been undertaken but show no improvement in the economy.
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> Thus, until now, it has been 'nothing for nothing Najibnomics'.
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> As for Najib’s Political Transformation Program, it has proven to be a farce - heavy on proclamations and full of doublespeak as in the recent Peaceful Assembly Bill, which actually restricts our freedom and not grant greater democratic space as he had promised.
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> Old habits die hard
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> Even at this very critical juncture, in the last lap to the “Mother of all Elections”, UMNO still continues to award contracts without following the proper procedures.
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> At present there are several projects under the various ministries that have been allocated to their cronies and when the time comes, by hook or by crook, these projects will come to light whether UMNO-BN wins the GE-13 or not.
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> So too will all the money-making schemes planned with guarded secrecy, the PKFZ scandal, the Scorpene scandal and the Gemas NFC debacle.
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> The Najib government has also told the rakyat that it will not be involved in financing the mega-projects he has announced; they are mostly under the Private Financing Initiatives (PFI), he assures.
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> But we were not told that the UMNO cronies will have to borrow from the banks and none of the clear minded private banks would ever lend them any money.
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> The private banks know that these projects are just money-making schemes without any guarantee of success and will eventually need bailouts.
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> Thus all the burden of financing has been given to Bank Pembangunan, the government bank, with money from the government.
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> Still the money will be taken from our already depleting EPF and Tabung Haji or borrowed somewhere and bringing Malaysia closer to becoming another Greece .
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> Chaos at the ministries
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> The Ministry of Defence has set the plan moving for the purchase of new fighter planes from Russia as reported in a defence magazine but Ahmad Zahid Hamidi denied this recently.
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> The ministry will also continue with the building of the exorbitantly expensive naval ships and boats.
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> The Ministry of Education has embarked on building several campuses in Perlis and Pahang and even the HUKM paediatric hospital in KL and being awarded to their cronies.
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> The Ministry of Transport has already approved the KVMRT project, the Integrated Transport Terminal in Subang Jaya with another going to be in Gombak and in Melaka and as we all know Malaysia Airports Holding Bhd has a free hand to impose any charges on passengers and complete the KLIA2 tour at whatever cost.
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> The Ministry of Agriculture will eventually bail out the failed Gemas NFC project and the wasteful rice bowl “National Rice Bowl” project in Sarawak will get more money - some to be reinvested and the rest pocketed.
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> The Ministry of Finance will continue paying the PKFZ thieves and continue dumping more money into MAS despite the purported win-win share swap with AirAsia as MAS has already announced RM400 in losses recently.
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> Petronas has been set to bail out TNB by absorbing the gas cost.
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> The Ministry of Tourism too have their money-making schemes through various advertisement projects, while the Ministry of Information uses FINAS through the loans and grants issued for movie productions and the misuse of FINAS assets for some influential individuals.
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> The other ministries too have their problems and these could be revealed later.
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> Enough is enough
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> Najib has turned Malaysia backwards by not trying to reject the wrong doings of UMNO-BN.
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> Where his father was too busy, Najib's problem may be because he has his own scandals; thus a change of government is the only true means of saving this country.
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> The recent UMNO AGM showed the country the party's true colours; its racists/fascist bent and the fact that it had no real agenda for the country.
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> So after tracking through the 6 prime ministers, all of whom came from UMNO, it is clear the party is the cause, the main ingredient, the catalyst and the main element of all the failures that have befallen the nation.
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> We have had enough and enough is enough!
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> Now we Malaysians have to decide 0n the coming General Election 13!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: RAFIZI PKR director arrested for exposing UMNO's corruption Reply with quote

Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 10:32:29 +0800
Subject: RAFIZI ARRESTED after George Kent awarded LRT deal: Scorpene fear grips Najib?


Ongoing Saga!!!!!!!!!

RAFIZI ARRESTED after George Kent awarded LRT deal: Scorpene fear grips Najib?

Written by Wong Choon Mei, Malaysia Chronicle
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 08:10



RAFIZI ARRESTED after George Kent awarded LRT deal: Scorpene fear grips Najib?
In a move that many believe will backfire badly on Prime Minister Najib Razak, his government arrested PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli for exposing financial details in alleged contravention of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act.
Rafizi, a member of the PKR party led by Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, had in recent months exposed the RM250mil NFC corruption debacle that led to the husband of former Women's minister Shahrizat Jalil being charged for criminal breach of trust.
His red-hot revelations had the Umno-controlled media baying for his blood and calling on the police to arrest him for allegedly breaching banking confidentiality rules.
However, Rafizi and other leaders suspect the arrest was more to do with the Ampang LRT deal in which a crony of Najib's was just awarded the billion-ringgit contract despite being the least qualified tender candidate in terms of experience and technical know-how.
"I am now arrested under the Banking and Financial Insitutions Act (Bafia) and will be taken to court right now," Rafizi said on Twitter.
"My 1st reaction at being arrested: Damn GeorgeKent. @NajibRazak must surely love his golf buddy to risk this public relations mess."
Also arrested was Johari Mohamad, a bank staff. It is believed that the police will charge both men at 10am at the Shah Alam High Court.
Corruption and the Scorpenes link
Rafizi had also accused Najib of using George Kent Bhd, a firm run by his close friend Tan Kay Hock, to obtain the Ampang LRT deal and at the same benefit Thales, a European conglomerate also participating in the tender and on allegedly preferential terms.
DCNS is the vendor of 2 Scorpene submarines ordered by Najib in a deal estimated to be worth at least RM7.3 bil and in which Najib is accused of accepting a bribe from DCNS to seal.
DCNS is now on trial in the French courts for allegedly paying illicit kickbacks to Malaysian officials including Najib worth at least RM570mil or 114mil euros.
Apart from Thales, Rafizi had also unraveled a chain of transactions and scenarios alleging how George Kent stood to benefit from being the middle-main in the deal. According to Rafizi, George Kent would farm out the contracts and earn commission from these. Thales would also be amongst the main beneficiaries.
The PKR leader had made his revelations even before George Kent was confirmed as the tender winner. Najib had denied his allegations but Rafizi then revealed the minutes of a meeting held by the Finance ministry's procurement unit. The minutes showed Najib - who is also Finance minister - had personally chaired the meeting that approved George Kent for the deal.
Shock at how the whistle blower is punished and not the wrongdoer
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ3-3WlgS-3n2X5evaJoaAmnN0kXkT8G5ZEfjop1MDbJeIYnWv2Meanwhile, civil society leaders and prominent citizens expressed shock at Najib's "desperate" move.
"The nation is watching! We stand by those brave enough to expose wrongdoing and condemn those who suppress the truth!" Ambiga Sreenevasan, the co-chairman of the Bersih movement for clean polls, said on Twitter.
"We knew it was coming but why the sudden rushed timing. Was it coincidental with the George Kent news? This is Ramadan, a fasting ad holy month to observe restrian and righteousness," PAS MP for Kuala Selangor Dzulkefly Ahmad told Malaysia Chronicle.
"But Umno seems so desperate it is committing blunder after blunder. We also note that such hypocritical action is coming from Najib who has been promising reforms and a clean government."
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George Kent should tell the TRUTH: Has not a Letter of Intent been issued - Rafizi
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:22 am    Post subject: KHOO KAY PENG speaks on UMNO racist politics. Reply with quote

Subject: PROF KHOO KAY PENG -
THE TRUTH EXPOSED

PROF KHOO KAY PENG...

PROF KHOO KAY PENG SPEAKS OUT ON WHAT IS TRULY 1 MALAYSIA

Few People realise that UiTM that takes in only Bumiputeras including from Singapore!... has a current enrolment of something like 130,000 students and it is expected to reach an enrolment of 200,000by 2013!... in comparison University Malaya has only an enrolment of 23,000 students and there they are talking about ensuring that more than 60%+ are Bumiputeras in University of Malaya. Do you know that there is a University Science Islam?... that is also producing Dentists and doctors(?) as well?? This University is different from International Islamic University, which is also producing Doctors and Dentists.Do you know that UiTM has more than 1000 Ph. D. holders on their staff? UiTM now takes in 200 students for medicine every year!.... all Bumiputeras of course! Selayang and Sg. Buloh Hospitals have become their Teaching Hospitals. If you go to the PNB website and read the Annual report of Amanah Saham Bumiputera you will realise that that Fund alone has about 80+ Billion.... and compare that with Public Mutual a subsidiary of Public Bank, the Largest Mutual Fund in this Country, which runs some 35 Funds or so with a Total Value of only less than 30 Billion! Although they say that there is cap of 200,000 units in ASB... Please read the Annual Report carefully and you will realise that there are several thousand Bumiputeras having an Average of about One Million Units in that Fund... Tax Free, Paying anything from 8+ to 11+ % per year!... and we are only talking about that one Fund!... ASNB manages Funds to the Total Value of about 130+ Billion/ Educate yourself

PROF KHOO KAY PENG SPEAKS OUT ON WHAT IS TRULY 1 MALAYSIA
From Prof Khoo Kay Peng

All Older Malaysians are much to be accountable of what Malaysia is in today…
Tolerances had been abused, and patience had been taken for granted… We are now what we had been —– By doing nothing. Right then, that is how we had ended up to what is Today!! If we choose to remain as what we had done, then we will expect nothing more than what we already had today!!

1Malay or 1Malaysia
Malay, Chinese and Indian are all Malaysian brothers and sisters. But BN has screwed Malaysians and Malaysia up.
Malay 1st…. Malaysian 2nd

When a Malay, Chinese and Indian, all Malaysians, apply for:-

1) Scholarships, Malays will get it first irrespective of bright Malaysians

2) Entry to the local universitiesand best courses such medicine, dentistry, law, Malays will get it first irrespective of quality. Residential hostels, Matriculation courses, MARA Uni, Malays will get 90% to 100%. (By the way, matriculation exams are internally set by own lecturers – about thousands of straight A’s students in Matriculation compared to the straight A’s STPM which are few. This is “Malay meritocracy vs Malaysian meritocracy”!

3) Social Welfare, Malays will get it first irrespective of how poor the Malaysian rakyat is and the Malays demand that it is their right, the gov owe them!!!. Malay st.

4) Business Contracts, All GLC Malays MUST get it first irrespective of who can offer the best value, quality and unblemished track record. Even when blacklisted, Malay associations have the right to complain because the rakyat owes them a living.

5) Sharing of wealth and equity, IPOs, ASB, Malays will get it first. Even with ASB for Malays give higher returns and principal guaranteed capped at RM200K instead of other bonds for Malaysians with lower yield capped at RM50K. This will be ongoing. Why Malays cannot reach 30% equities? Statistics are manipulated so that valuation of shares are based on par value (Imagine valuing CIMB, Maybank, Sime Darby etc at par value of RM1.00 instead of market value of RM12 etc. Malaysians must accept these assumptions or make sure this is hidden or else priviledges are gone..!! )

6) Low cost houses, lands, houses even bungalows, Malays will get it first because they are the supreme race and the rest of Malaysians are immigrants. Quotas for Malays are 30% to 50% with steep discounts to be subsidized by the rest of the Malaysians.

7) Important Senior management jobs, CEO positions in government linked companies, Malays will get it first irrespective of the best qualified and most capable Malaysian candidates.

8)Government linked positions, civil positions, nurses and teachers training, Malay will get first irrespective whether they are qualified

9 ) Religious land for worship or terms of God, Malays own it and the rest must obey.

10) Demonstrations, freedom of expressions, racial blurs, Malays can have their say, others under ISA.…
Now you know why it is Malay 1st, Malaysian 2nd Education, welfare, economic, business policies are to benefit Malay first then Malaysian 2nd. The rest of the rakyat, who works hard, contribute to nation building will continue to be Malaysians 2nd.. So it is not so difficult to understand if a Malay Indonesian Badminton player is playing against a Chinese or Indian Malaysian, those who subscribe Malay 1st, Malaysians 2nd will cheer for the Malay badminton player.

When there is a citizenship application of a Malay Indonesian and a qualified non Malay, the Malay Indonesian will get it irrespective of merits.

That is why we have Malay is 1st class other Malaysians 2nd class. This is the only country that has racism and special rights enshrined in the constitutions because Malay is supreme. So if you have the opportunity to migrate to be treated fairly and justly,why stay? Malaysians 2nd means you will always be an immigrant. Why become an immigrant with 2nd class rights when other countries are willing to give you the same rights.

1Malaysia to appease Malaysians 2nd class hope until the elections…

Wise UP Malaysians! Vote wisely.

KHOO KAY PENG IS RIGHT. HOW CAN NAJIB WALK HIS TALK??? TIME IS ALSO RUNNING OUT!

1 . NAJIB CANNOT EVEN DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN THE 1MALAYSIA CONCEPT & THE RACIAL POLITICS CURRENTLY PRACTISED BY THE MANY MALAY POLITICIAN IN UNMO.

2 . IN THIS CASE WHERE IS THE FUTURE OF 1MALAYSIA??? IN OTHER WORD, IT IS ONLY NAJIB’S SLOGAN & WE CANNOT SEE HOW IT WILL WORK FOR ALL MALAYSIAN IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE!!

3. 1MALAYSIA CONCEPT WILL NEVER WORK IF HE CANNOT STOP THESE MALAY POLITICIANS FROM TRYING TO CHAMPION MALAY SUPREMACY OVER OTHER RACES IN THE COUNTRY!

PLEASE PASS ON THIS EMAIL TO AS MANY MALAYSIAN AS POSSIBLE SO AS TO ENABLE THEM TO ASSESS THE 1MALAYSIA SLOGAN ADVOCATED BY NAJIB……. …..…. ……… …….
Khoo Kay Peng speaks out.. Can Najib Walk his Talk?
So far, the judgment is NO. Again the saying pertaining to this, Your actions is so loud (not walking your talk) that I cannot hear what you are saying (all your speeches are for nothing)
NEM, NEP, Perkasa & Malay First, Malaysian Second: Time is Running Out for PM Najib

PM Najib is forced to go back to the Barisan old script when he was asked to react on his deputy’s statement that he was “Malay 1st, Malaysian 2nd”. Najib defended his deputy, “Being a Malay doesn’t mean that you are against 1Malaysia or you don’t think like a Malaysian.” “Similarly, if you are a Malaysian Chinese, it doesn’t mean that you don’t think like a Malaysian or subscribe to the concept of 1Malaysia,” he said.
Najib’s knee-jerk reaction on Muhyiddin’s statement unmasks his own understanding about nation building and the 1Malaysia concept.

The lack of national affinity and shared destiny is the main obstacle for 1Malaysia. It is sad to note that the 1Malaysia founder himself does not share the vision of nationhood and citizenship. If Najib does not trust his own nation building agenda, he should not have misused the name, Malaysia.

1Malaysia is not consistent with Ethnicity 1st, Nationality 2nd.
We cannot blame Muhyiddin for his lack of national identity because nation building was not featured in the Barisan rule over the last 5 decades. Barisan is an antithesis to 1Malaysia and nation building. The most important element in a nation building project is to outlaw racial discrimination. Barisan is the epitome of racism and racially based politics.

Najib cannot remain coy and silent on the demands, attacks and allegations made against the Chinese community, in particularly, by Perkasa. Interestingly, a politician such as Ibrahim Ali needed racism to resurrect his career. Of course he is enjoying the media limelight at the moment. At the Aljazeera interview, he lambasted “If these people say that they are second-class citizens, don’t talk s**t! Don’t talk s**t! I repeat three times, don’t talk s**t!” “We, the Malays have forgiven them a lot, we have sacrificed a lot of our interests,” he added.

I would like Ibrahim to clarify what interests? It appears that Muhyiddin is now clamouring to ride on Perkasa’s wave by declaring that he is “Malay 1st” and “Malaysian 2nd”.

Regardless of the publicity stunt and damage control, Najib knows that his defence of Muhyiddin and his statement is going to tear his concept to pieces. His administration is dragging its feet on the NEM details and mechanism. It makes us wonder if there is any meat at all in NEM.

Time is running out for him. Another talk but no walk is going to put him on the same pedestal as Abdullah Badawi. Najib should state his stand on Perkasa and Ibrahim Ali’s disrespect for non-Malay citizens. They (Najib, Muhyiddin and Ibrahim) should remember that their salaries and perks are paid by Malaysians of all races. Not by the Malays only.

SAY NO TO RACISM!
Posted by Khoo Kay Peng .
If you had never voted… for once in your life and for goodness sake… VOTE in the 13th GE. This is your time!
Even 1 vote counts in an election!
The time is now.......
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: Interview of Robert Kuok - FORBES MAGAZINE Reply with quote

INTERVIEW OF ROBERT KUOK ....

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Subject: Robert Kuok - FORBES MAGAZINE ... A MUST READ ARTICLE - NOW YOU KNOW WHERE YOU STAND IN YOUR COUNTRY ... AN HONEST INTERVIEW OF ROBERT KUOK ....

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Robert Kuok - FORBES MAGAZINE

I don't wish Malaysia as a country ill. But I would dearly love to see all their corrupt officials have their just desserts. And for a straight Malay (is there one??) plus minority groups rise up to overthrow the useless Fat and Lazy UMNO and change the Constitution completely to make it a fairer and more efficient govt and society. Now, Malays are little more than sleeping partners collecting money with their outstretched greedy hands.

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Don't mess with the Sugar King, Jibby

The following is a translation of the 忠政快讯 commentary on how Najib stole Robert Kuok's sugar business so that greedy UMNO cronies could enjoy the profits, and how Malaysia's economy suffered as a result.

Recently, the govt offended Robert Kuok. As a result, the Malaysian economy suffered a great blow. And now, after Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Malaysia, Najib's administration truly understands Robert Kuok's influence in China.

Crony got richer, Malaysia got poorer

UMNO cronies are loyal when there's easy money for the taking. To keep them happy, Najib twisted Robert Kuok's arm to get the profits from his sugar empire. As a result, UMNO cronies got richer by tens of billions of ringgit. But it caused a national loss of more than 200 billion for Malaysia as a whole!

(Those who have insider knowledge on this are still cursing until God knows when.)

So, the Malaysian sugar king was forced to leave his own country, but ironically, he has now become the world's sugar emperor. How? He bought the world's largest sugar mills in Australia, investing a cool 10 billion US dollars.

So, Najib's government benefited a few UMNO families at the expense of national interests. Very ungrateful, when it is a known fact that Robert Kuok had given a lot of help to the Malaysian Govt for several decades. A Chinese idiomatic expression calls this 'turning a pig's intestine inside out' because on the other side is a lot of shit.

Palm oil slap in the face

In the global political gossip columns, insiders are smiling because Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to Malaysia hit a snag with Najib. How? You see, before this visit, Najib and his cabinet had hinted several times that they hoped China would double the amount of palm oil imports from Malaysia.

China is the largest buyer of Malaysian palm oil. But there is strong competition with Indonesia, which is trying to sell palm oil at lower prices to China and India. Najib is very worried about this. So during the official visit, he hoped to seal a new palm oil trading contract with China, to double the average of 10 million tonnes sold by Malaysia every month.

But Wen Jiabao said that this was impossible. Najib was very disappointed. He knew the Chinese market demand; even for China to import 1,000,000 tonnes per day is not a problem. So where was the problem?

The problem was that Robert Kuok did not agree!

How was Robert Kuok able to influence China's decision? Who owns the monopoly of China's national oil market? The market leader is Arowana cooking oil, accounting for nearly 40% of the market. And the Arowana cooking oil boss is, Robert Kuok!

Think about it. If Premier Wen Jiabao had agreed to buy more Malaysian palm oil, who is going to refine it into cooking oil? Privatised enterprises, of course! With 40% market share, if the Arowana cooking oil company refuses the additional supply, how is the Chinese government going to utilise the extra crude palm oil?

Najib, insensible from the start, did not know that Kuok was so influential in China. By helping UMNO cronies get rich, he jeopardized the prosperity of Malaysia and its ordinary people.

Ask what Kuok has done for his country

After losing his throne, the Sugar King left Malaysia, understandably disappointed and unhappy. Many people still remember that, in the early days of Malaysia, we did not have aviation professionals, and the BN govt asked Kuok's father to help set up Malayan Airways.

In the 1970s, our maritime industry was also a vacuum, and Malaysian govt sent representatives to Hong Kong to request Kuok's help. For the sake of national development, Kuok put aside the Group's business and returned to Malaysia to help establish a national shipping industry. This later became MISC, the Malaysia International Shipping Corp.

When Malaysia repeatedly faced economy difficulties, Robert Kuok was a big help. He even posted bail for MCA's Tan Koon Swan's CBT case. The govt owes Robert Kuok a great deal, but it used strong-arm tactics to forcefully take over Kuok's sugar empire in Malaysia. Truly ungrateful.

Kuok's relationship with China

When Deng Xiaoping announced China's reforms, he needed aid from generous overseas Chinese entrepreneurs. Robert Kuok promptly joined other helping hands in the Chinese economic miracle such as Hong Kong's Henry Fok and Li Ka-shing. Kuok was the first to respond to Deng Xiaoping in Beijing and built China's first five-star hotel (Shangri-La).

Kuok has over 30 years of friendship with China's leadership. Najib failed to recognise this when he ate Kuok's sugar empire in Malaysia, partly to benefit the business connections of his greedy fat 'vampire' wife's family. Imagine doing this to an international tycoon – what humiliation in return for patriotic help in the past, from his own country?

Early this year, Kuok announced plans to invest US$10 billion in Indonesia to develop refineries in the world's largest sugarcane growing areas. The global economy was facing a downturn. The Malaysian govt traveled the world to solicit investments. How much was Malaysia’s foreign investment? Kuok’s single investment in Indonesia was equivalent to US$10 billion! Of course, when the news hit the papers, he was criticized for being 'unpatriotic', preferring to take so much money to Indonesia instead of Malaysia. Can you smell the bullshit?

For the moment, Malaysia's palm oil trade with China will remain on agreed terms (no increase). Indonesia has more palm oil than Malaysia – cheaper too. Now that Kuok has invested so much money in Indonesia, its govt treats him like a god of wealth. Certainly open to negotiations on anything. Moreover, Indonesia has been eyeing the opportunity to take over the palm oil supply contract from Malaysia.

At least give the beggars something – frozen durian

Buying frozen durian was the consolation China gave instead of buying more Malaysian palm oil.

Business needs more than cow sense. Who ever supplies millions of ringgit in frozen durian to a brand-new market with small durian consumption? How much time and effort is needed to market frozen durian from Malaysia? Thai durian does not sell well in China, let alone frozen durian from Malaysia. If the market is proven non-receptive to frozen durian, how do we deal with return goods? A total loss with capital. Is this how to do business?

Kuok is not just China's top hotelier, king of cooking oil, and the world’s sugar emperor. He is also the patent owner of the Coca-Cola soft drink brand in the Chinese market. He is also involved in a diverse range of businesses in China, and has created millions of jobs there. The Beijing central leadership has great respect for him as a savvy and powerful entrepreneur. When the man speaks, the weight of his words can be far-reaching.

And yet, Robert Kuok is one of the few outstanding Malaysians who has never accepted any of the high-faluting titles which are churned out every year for 'distinguished' VIPs. Many people address him as Tan Sri or Datuk Robert Kuok when in fact, he does not have such titles and needs none.

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Malaysia’s third grade thinking ticking again
I call it envy thinking or missing the woods for the trees. Malaysia is unhappy that their companies are paying Malaysian employees less than Sinkie employees. They want to pay their employees as much as the workers in Sinkieland are being paid.
The first question, are the Malaysian workers really underpaid? I don’t think so. A Malaysian employee earning RM3000 or RM5000 will probably be much well off than his Sinkie counterpart earning $3000 or $5000. His cost of living is so much cheaper relatively and he could own a much bigger home, maybe even landed properties than the Micky Mouse flats which Sinkies called home and so bloody proud of it. But you can’t blame them when they have been so conditioned to think less is best.
And every Malaysian could easily own a car to travel around the vast country and paying cheaper petrol for it. Everything costs lesser in Malaysia when it used to be the other way. What is this talk about Malaysian workers being underpaid? Maybe the companies could pay them much more if they take into consideration the cheaper cost of business and rentals, not forgetting their top management are not robbing the companies to pay themselves crazy. They can afford to and still be more competitive than their Sinkie counterparts. That is the reason why many Sinkie companies are moving over, and more will do so.
Does Malaysia seriously think that it should go the Sinkie way, to price itself out of competition in the international market? China’s manufacturing factories are being pressurized by the Americans to pay more and to price themselves out. Is this what Malaysia wants? The Sinkie model is designed for self destruct in the next 10 or 20 years, or earlier should a major world crisis hit. Life will go on as per normal in Malaysia should it happen. Sinkies will be jumping off from their million dollar Mickey Mouse flats when they cannot service the huge mortgages and debt that they have acquired. The truth is that the average Sinkies are all heavily in debt and this will only get worst.
The issue of Malaysiansskilled personnel working in Sin is a totally different problem. The proximity of Sin and the comparatively higher salary, and the ability to return and spend the money in Malaysia is a strategic factor Malaysia would have to cope with. But this is not the only reason for the brain drain. The Malaysian govt should know better why. Given a decent govt policy to value their own talents on their own merits, many Malaysians would be the first to run back to Malaysia today. Their salary though comparatively lower than Sin does not mean that their standard of living will be lower as the cost of living is so much lower. Simply put, it is bad govt policies that created this problem.
Malaysia should be thankful that its economic system has not been taken down the Sinkie way, a system that is unsustainable and is likely to cause much grief in a crisis. The Malaysian system will grow slowly and steadily. They need not work themselves to death. They can afford to stop in their path to smell the roses and take a nap under the coconut trees.
Sinkies will die or be in deep shit if they stop working before they die at the ripe old age of 80 or 90. Malaysia should stop this rubbish envy thinking and look at how blessed it is and can only get better with good and positive govt economic and political policies. Malaysia can only get better. Sin can only get worst. And Malaysian workers are not paid worst relative to their cost of living.
When or if the Malaysian govt embarks on a path of enlightened economic policies, and discards the unproductive and counter productive political policies, it will seriously undermine the economic development of Sin. Many of the highly trained and experienced Malaysians would rush back to lift up the quality of life in Malaysia in all fields. Malaysia could be a shining first world country when the talents returned. The past policies were doing just the reverse, leveling down in all aspects of economic, technology and social endeavours.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Najib kenna stabbed in the back
Must give it to Najib for trying so hard to woo the non Malay voters for the coming GE. He has done many things that were tabooed before, offering concessions to other ethnic interests. I must say that some of the fence sitters were wavering and could be thinking of returning to the BN banner. And even Mahathir said the moment is ripe for a GE. But he qualified that with time down the road, things could change and will change if the election is not called soon.
Unfortunately he has spoken too early. There was a news yesterday that a Chinese hair dressing shop was issued a summon for cutting the hair of a male Chinese by a female Chinese hair dresser. This is the new ‘law’ that the govt is pulling out to impose its value and lifestyle on other ethnic groups. When they don’t do it or cannot do it, other ethnic groups would not be allowed to do so. There is a new ‘law’ that Muslim female hair dressers can only cut the hair of female Muslim customers and male to cut the hair of male customers. Now this is being imposed on the non Muslims.
This hidden and deep seated obsession to impose its religious ethos, values and life prohibitions is going to remind the other ethnic groups of more to come. Would it be extended to no pork, no alcohol, no movies and no whatsoever, no lion dance, no religious parades etc etc?
Did Najib know that this is being done and is undermining his friendly gestures and olive branch to the other ethnic groups? It is interesting to know how the other ethnic groups are thinking now. UMNO will never know the truth, and neither will Najib know the truth until the next GE result is announced.
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The precarious nature of investing in Malaysia
When Mahathir scuttled the CLOB shares trading in SGX, billions of Singaporean dollars went up in smokes. Hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans simply got burnt with their investment in CLOB shares turning into waste papers. That was how precarious and unpredictable the changes in policies dished out by the Malaysian leaders.
With Mahathir out of the picture, things get a bit better, a bit of normalcy returns. Then with Najib doing a Deng Xiaoping by establishing better relations with Singapore and in a way opening up Malaysia for investment, things get to look more rosy with Singaporeans becoming the biggest investor in Iskandar Economic Zone. Billions are likely to be invested in this project alone and also in other parts of Malaysia. Everything is looking fine, till yesterday.
The Malaysian Generation is a national affair but with cross border implications. Anwar sent an awakening call to foreign investors yesterday by saying that though all agreements will be honoured should his party won the election, things will not be the same. There will be changes to favour Malaysians. Now, what is Anwar saying? What would he do or change to the investment climate in Iskandar and how would it affect the Singaporean investors? The latter are now sitting back and watch and wondering what would happen to their investment if the changes turn out to be unfavourable. Would it be another CLOB of a different kind?
Just when one thinks everything is fine, dark cloud is forming. Investing in Malaysia is precarious and subject to the changes in political fortunes.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makan dalam toilet!
Who in his right mind would make children eat their lunch inside a toilet? This is a clear sign of primitive traits and the kinds of hellish things such people are capable of doing if in authority. And they want people to respect them and their religion! By such bullying acts, they have destroyed whatever respect and misgivings the victimized people have of them and their religion. Of course the moderates will try to explain away by saying the religion does not teach this kind of demeaning and uncouth acts. The damage is done. This is not very different from the bak kut teh episode. The couple who did the taunting bak kut teh act deserved to be punish and even jailed. And whoever decided that children should eat in the toilet should be punished as well.
And there was a case in Dubai, I think, of an European woman who was raped by the locals. She made a police report of the rape. You know what? Instead of going after the rapists, the police arrested and jailed her for having illegal sex.
How can you respect this kind of law and people?
The lesser I said of such vile acts the better. Thank God we don’t do this to our minorities.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makan dalam toilet Chapter 2
I have been attacked by some bloggers accusing me of rumour mongering and to create racial religious hatred despite the fact that I just mentioned an incident without making any reference to names or schools or country. It was a bad act of faith and not a pleasant thing to make children eat inside a toilet that some called a dressing room. There were 3 cubicles in the photograph. And the full news was carried in the main media. So shouldn’t the main media be accused of flaming racial and religious hatred as well?
Apparently some investigations have been conducted by the Malaysian Education Ministry and found that the practice was unacceptable and the principal, in all decency, has apologized. Who are the racists that are flaming this issue as a racial and religious provocation? I mentioned the word religion as the media reported that this incident happened because of Ramadan and the muslims were fasting. Not I say one ok.
The official explanation is that this thing happened since March. And the school was being helpful and considerate to provide the students with a safer place to eat while the canteen is under renovation. The school has an over capacity of 1,300 students instead of 600. So the students were allowed to eat in the toilet, or is it changing room? Just a question, how big is this toilet/changing room that can replace a canteen for 600/1,300 children?
It was also stated that the Parent Teacher Association was aware of this arrangement. The parents are disputing this and said that if it was done in March, why would they raise it only now?
As the Ministry has stressed that ‘this is not about religion or race’ and has seen it as inappropriate and presumably a more decent place will be provided, the parents should move on. There is no need to blow this out of proportion, said Mr Kamalanathan, a Deputy Education Minister.
The positive thing about this episode is that the parties involved have accepted that it should not be condoned and have apologized without letting it developing into another racial and religious ruckus. And I hope they are moving on from here.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: a " Tribute " to Dr Mahatir Reply with quote

A “Tribute” to Dr M
By Andrew Cheng
A Doctor In The House wry and sly,
The Malay Dilemma you feign to cry,
Soon after the tragedy in May 69,
Rising from the ashes you became mighty and high,
A good 22 years you reign in style,
Shedding crocodile tears when time to say good bye.
A crooked man with a crooked mind,
Wanted a crooked bridge, the rational hard to find,
Billions vanished without any trace or sign,
Plundering the country is never a crime,
Corruption, cronyism and racialism, all are fine,
Leaving this beloved Bolehland way far behind.
Ketuanan Melayu, Hidup Melayu is your battle cry,
You scream all these to cover your deception and lie(s),
Many saw these but pretend to be blind,
Mercy upon those who do not toe your line,
Know not why you lose your memory when in a bind,
Another intelligent devil like you we hope not to find.

What a lovely poem befitting to Mahathir.
The last sentence says it all.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:51 pm    Post subject: Untrustworthy racialist UMNO did not honour Baling Treaty Reply with quote

Fwd: Thai princess, retired generals laud Chin Peng........'Barring Chin Peng's ashes makes us laughing stock'




A little lengthy, but a good lesson in history. It also revealed how the Malaysian Government cannot be trusted. They dishonored internationally recognized treaty like the treaty signed between them and the MCP.



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> A wreath of orchids from Thai princess Chulabhorn Walailak placed in front of the coffin of former CPM leader Chin Peng tells a story the Malaysian government is not likely to agree with.
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> chin peng funeral 200913 ceremonyAgreeing with him, Akanit Muansawad, a general who retired from the Thai army last year, said that for him, forgiveness was the only way to bring peace.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:12 pm    Post subject: May 13,1969 Racial Riot was created by UMNO ultra extremists Reply with quote

> Subject: May 13 - 69
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> Gerakan Stalwart (Dr. Goh Cheng Teik) Backs Hadi's May 13 Stand
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> The truth about May 13 by Dr. Goh Cheng Teik
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> Now Malaysians know the truth about the May 13th 1969 incident.
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> It was not a race based issue but rather an UMNO internal plot to
> ouster the Tunku by a group of UMNO leaders led by Dr Mahathir as
> alleged by Dato' Tamrin Ghaffar at a political ceramah in Johor on
> 29/4/2013.
> This sly and slimy Mahathir together with a few UMNO leaders including
> Dato' Harun Idris wanted the Tunku to resign and allow Tun Razak to
> take-over. So they used the poor election performance of the Alliance
> party in 1969 to start the planned incident. They did not realise that
> the small incident on 13th May 1969 could blow up into such
> proportions.These are evil people with evil intentions.
> Subsequent to this, Tun Razak was installed as the new PM and later
> Mahathir was appointed as the Minister of Education.
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> However, to cover up and deflect the whole affair, UMNO blamed the
> incident on the Chinese and in particular the DAP for initiating the
> racial riots. This plot was used to unite the Malays under UMNO and
> was hatched by none other than Dr. Mahathir. Dato' Tamrin Ghaffar was
> very specific on this.
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> With the historians like Dr Goh Cheng Teik who was also a former
> Deputy Minister in BN now coming out to corroborate what Dato' Tamrin
> said and the revelation by the Tunku in the Star column " As I see it
> " clearly points to the fact that the May 13 incident was a plot
> hatched to remove the Tunku from office.
> A Gerakan veteran emerged today to back PAS president Abdul Hadi
> Awang, who accused Umno of masterminding the May 13 racial riots in
> 1969. Hadi told a political rally in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, on Monday
> that the bloody racial riots 44 years ago were orchestrated by Umno to
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> "May 13 was not an ethnic phenomenon. It was a political occurrence,"
> former Gerakan leader Goh Cheng Teik told Malaysiakini. "Only those
> who were members of Umno or associated with it were involved.
> PAS members had nothing to do with May 13."Goh, 70, who served as a
> deputy minister and a Penang executive councillor 25 years, had done
> extensive research on the riots when he was a lecturer at Universiti
> Malaya and published a book, ‘The May Thirteenth Incident and
> Democracy in Malaysia', in 1971. He joined politics three years later
> and was appointed parliamentary secretary to then prime minister Abdul
> Razak Hussein.
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> According to Goh, the riots in Kuala Lumpur started even before the
> counter-procession was held by Umno in response to opposition victory
> marches in the wake of the unprecedented gains by PAS, DAP and Gerakan
> in the 1969 general election. "Members, supporters and well-wishers of
> a ruling party that prides itself in upholding the rule of law rioted
> before the start of a ‘victory' procession in front of the official
> residence of the Selangor state chief minister," he said. ( NB. The MB
> of Selangor then was Dato' Harun Idris whose official residence was at
> Princess Road )
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> A day of shame and sorrow
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> Goh still believes there was no need for the nationwide declaration of
> the State of Emergency as the violence was localised, much like the
> recent militant incursion into Lahad Datu in Sabah, and argued that
> the riots were mostly politically-driven. "That is why the
> disturbances were not national in character, according to (then prime
> minister) Tunku Abdul Rahman, but virtually confined to Kuala Lumpur.
> "No serious breach of the peace or act of violence took place in any
> other part of Peninsular Malaysia on or after May 13." The declaration
> of Emergency paved the way for the suspension of Parliament.
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> Goh, who holds the distinction of being Malaysia's first Harvard
> scholar, is currently an adjunct professor with Sunway University.
> Asked why he was speaking out on the issue now, he said young people
> today should know the truth behind May 13, an issue repeatedly raised
> in the ongoing campaign for Sunday's general election. "May 13 was not
> a day of glory for Malaysians. It was a day of shame and sorrow,"
> lamented Goh.
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