Matters of opinion that enables me to understand or make some sense of my country- Malaysia

Mean spirited or misunderstood. ..
Are all of UMNO/BN leaders like this ? No sense of right and wrong ?
Ego and Pride so strong that even when it is so clear and obvious to all ,they still adamantly maintain they were misunderstood. .

Too cowardly to admit they may have said something offensive and hurtful to feelings of others.

It takes a Man to admit mistakes and face up consequences. ..and apologize

Only Cowards deny and blame others for what is so obvious their fault. it’s a character flaw frowned upon but when an elected MP and a govt minister displays such attitude and stubborn stupidity to admit wrong , when convincing evidence without doubt shows otherwise. .

It’s a typical example of the quality and substance of many leaders from UMNO/BN

.It was so plain to see on the video footage what he was saying and what he means !And he even managed a chuckle right after,as if he said something very clever.

And even despite that. He denies it and has the gall to lash back angrily blaming every body else but himself.

This is essentially so typical representation of arrogant leaders from UMNO.  For this attitude is not restricted to him and by far not an isolated incident. .

And here ,it just shows the measure of substance of the man. The level of integrity, principles, civility, decorum, honor and self respect.

Any self respecting decent, well mannered person will feel the offensive vulgarity of the description.

And he is an elected MP and deputy minister of the Goverment.
Using gutter language and sexual innuendos in Parliament chamber that he thinks is funny shows just how shallow his mentality is , and shames those associated to the ministerial level .

Imagine that the country’s affairs are conducted by some with such lewd. obscene ,vulgar mindsets. .
And with no sense of decorum nor knows what is mutual respect extended to his parliamentary peers.
Is this the acceptable common character of our Goverment ministers from Umno/BN or just isolated embarrassing few of them?

Some may say.
Cheeah.  Just being cheeky. No big deal. .
Which Yes !
If this is at a kopitiam doing thrash talking.
But gutter language should be unacceptable in revered Parliamentary chamber regardless which political party he is from. .

And the speaker should have known better than to let it slide without even cautionary reprimand.
What standards of behaviour does the Speaker deem acceptable?
Surely not thrash talking, gutter language.

Does the Speaker preside over the highest lawmaking chamber of the country.
Or is he warden to a monkey cage?

How much lower in standards of misbehaviour will the legislative hall be allowed to descend to?

How much more will compromise of decency ,decorum ,civility expected of MPs from society, who put them there to represent the best interests of their constituency ,not to behave crudely, vulgar and irreverently , be allowed?

The outrageous  immaturity on display by these so called people’s representatives in parliamentary chamber , can be  so annoying , exasperating and alarming.

And not only this particular time . Time and time again, Malaysians have witnessed video footage  to what is commonly observed as consistent behaviour by certain MPs.
Behaviour that reminds one of monkeys rattling the cage in the zoo.

MPs are there to debate and legislate better laws that improves society.
Not to insinuate , insult nor suggest sexual innuendos or misogynistic jokes  to get a cheap laugh.

People expect higher standards of behaviour from elected representatives.

They are supposed to be of a higher standing members of society.

At least pretend to have an iota of sophistication and intellectual predisposition.
Even if they happen to be intellectual numbskulls !

Who in their right minds will want to elect someone who seem to be lewd, vulgar with an uncivilised mindset to represent them as their MP.?

ABC Australia..

 

This video is from September 22 2015

 

 

 

I.S. in Malaysia

 

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Take away the Islam element here from the IS…with Malaysia..
Then there is not much emotional connection..but because of a common Islamic Faith,Malaysians have gotten involved n indoctrinated in the IS ideology..
How did that happen ?
And more importantly, what’s going on in the religious institutions in Malaysia, and what is being taught or preached.?
Is there a need for some serious soul searching of how to spend the billion dollar budget of Jakim ?

Is it religious moderation or subtle radicalism, taking root in the impressionable ypung student psyches of our religious institutions..?
Extremist ideology is not hard to take root in Malaysian mindsets, already outraged by perceived slight of their common Islamic Faith in Middle.Eastern countries ..Palestine ,Syria, Iraq etc.

Religion, Its an emotional subject ,that causes irrational thinking./anger and demands for vengeance or violent reprisals.
to counter an act of perceived or real insult,or transgression to satiate a lust for revenge which is pervesely proclaimed to be Divine commandment..
So many of our fellow Malaysian muslim’s world views are restricted to what they were told ,taught or preached to in sermons..
There are already a number of Malaysian..,who have been seduced by IS ideology and have actually gone there to Pick up arms and fight for them.,ready to kill or be killed in the name of religion and the god they scream allegiance to.
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So should Malaysians be worried that the IS extremist idealogy may have infiltrated into and indoctrinated susceptible Malaysian mindsets. who find such violent radicalism appealing n persuasive.,and these Malaysians amongst us, will they be like a very volatile powder keg,that ll explode any moment unless defused in time.

Muhyidin Yasin !

 

 

Hmmm..So Curious , the manner in which this document is drafted.Particularly the selective words and sentences -in conveying the gist of the content.. Has a dark venomous tone.to the whole thing !

And very clear as to where /who this SD weapon is aiming at.

First off, As i am reading the SD , can’t help but noticed the name Muhyidin Yasin ! Numerous times ,
And seem to jump out of the SD.
Very pronounced.and positioning so strategically throughout document, and no intention for subtlety at all.!

One can’t help get a feeling that the,document seem to be screaming the name into your face…..
Muhyidin Yasin..!
And each time Name is mentioned, it is followed by a damning narrative description ,of something suggestively sleazy or unethical…
Hmmm interesting !

The author starts with stating” At all material times , i was “fooled” by Gee…..
and the marriage was a marriage of convenience..

My thoughts: (Well if She married him under false pretenses,and he didn’t know anything, then that ll be a fair statement to make – being “Fooled”)

(Yet , with his admission of it being “a marriage of convenience” he demonstrates that he is aware of the thing, and they actually have an arrangement..
The sentence contradicts itself already.! So, where does “fooled part ” apply?

As if he was duped unknowingly by the lady in question,but then he seem to contradict the statement himself throughout the document, because He seem to know exactly what is going on..
How is he fooled again ?

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This is a sense of the gist of this SD document in relation to describing Muhyidin Yasin and Nika Gee’s seemingly sordid affair..e affair
And the picture He is trying to paint with his SD narrative.

He did assassinate her character subtly when he describe in the sentence “.intimate” relationships with other MEN..!
(plural. MEN !! Suggesting , Sleazy dame , she sleeps around , so not really respectable or elegant lady.)

How Muhyidin met her..!

1. Met in a Bar…( Dubious respectability suggested )

2 .-Money exchange for illicit sexual relationship..(this forms a cheap sleazy impression, loose morality., not some classy lady )
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3.-Relationships with other men…(whooo…makes her a slut impression),

4-Then as MB awarded her a project – as Sports Minister again gave her privatisation project , and then appointed her Datukship and on to Board of Crime Prevention.= ( this touches on unethical abuse of power/position, even hinting on graft)

And weirdly , noticed the SD was stamped on 7th Dec 2015.. 6 months ago…
And timing of this SD made public.now..

It is also perplexing as to why this guy drafted the SD in the 1st place..after so many years that they have the “Marriage Arrangement” and knew about the affair.So why, all of a sudden, make an SD 6 months ago, when Muhyidin is in a life or death political battle, that started about same time?.
Thats ponderable to say the least !

According to the internet  versions.. apparently in June 1998, the government of Malaysia commisioned a team of researchers to conduct in Malaysia , a research project to compliment the historical annals of the Malacca Sultanate that was in the syllabus of the country’s secondary schools.

The objective of the research is simply:

To gather evidence that may indicate the origins of the early Malays to Malaysia.

To further research the subject and allow more credence to the claims of the Malays as the first settlers,  they determined that there is a need to find the graveyards of Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu and others.. to validate the existence of these pendekar (warrior) pioneers.

Intriguingly , a year later after the research , since 1999 or 2000, HANG TUAH as a important  historical figure in the annals of Malacca ,so fiercely identified as a beacon of Malay warrior spirit and so strongly symbolic of the Malays as a proud and strong culture dating back to the pendekars of the Malacca 5 centuries ago , the legend ,icon, hero  seems to have been put in the deep freeze?

What did they uncover that prompted  the government to decide to halt or gradually omit the Hang Tuah name in the syllabus and evade documenting  Hang Tuah and his warrior comrades and their links to the Malacca sultanate of that era ?

The  research team from the US ,  United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Yemen & Russia., found the ” claimed to be ” graveyards of Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat and others, their skeletons had been analyzed and samples of DNA taken with the results showing unexpectedly that Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu and  few other DNA  samples of pendekars,  in a surprising turn , showed that the DNA samples were  not of Malay ancestry but  matches DNA traced from  CHINESE origins  from China !!

Begging the questions of where their real birthplaces were.?  Or were they born in Malacca to parents of Chinese descendant?

Or were they Chinese warriors sent by the Ming Dynasty Emperor,perhaps as a goodwill gesture of diplomacy?

According to  earlier historical accounts (before their roles in Malacca history  were reduced to insignificance ,when the warriors were still thought of as full blooded heroic Malay warriors),

The Hang pack of pendekars  were duty bound  to help protect the MALAY Sultanate and thwart attacks by the neighbouring countries of Malacca.
They were the protectors of  the Sultan and the port of  Malacca .

 

And hence ,lingering question is , Did Hang Tuah and the other warriors sailed to Malacca  from China?

And they were assigned to the Malacca Sultanate as Royal guards as a gesture of goodwill from the Ming dynasty Emperor .??

And are they are linked to the  Seven Voyages to the Western Ocean by Admiral Zheng He who co- incidentally was a Chinese Muslim himself who had forged a close diplomatic relationship with the Malaccan  Royalty and adopted the port as a protectorate of Chinese navy.

In a impressive show of naval might with dozens of  gigantic vessels and thousands of crew , that would have deterred neighbours from any ambition towards the port of Malacca. .

Another version of Hang Tuah has it that……

Hang Tuah’s appearance in the history of the region began when some men ran amok near Kampung Bendahara.

Tun Perak , (whose rank is similar to Prime Minister of the Sultanate then ,) came with a party of guards to investigate the incident, but they were  also attacked.

His guards fled but when Hang Tuah and his friends, who happened to be at a nearby stall, saw what was happening, rushed to intervene and save Tun Perak.

They fought the group and, because of their ferociousness, chased them off.

Tun Perak was impressed by the courage of Hang Tuah and his companions.

He rewarded them for their gallantry  and presented them to Sultan Muzaffar Syah.

 

Hang Tuah’s Well in Kampung Duyong, Malacca.

Hang Tuah Mausoleum

Hang Tuah’s illustrious career as an admiral or laksamana includes tales of his absolute and unfaltering loyalty to his Sultan, some of which are chronicled in Sejarah Melayu (the semi-historical Malay Annals) and Hikayat Hang Tuah (a romantic collection of tales involving Hang Tuah).

Hang Tuah was chronicled to have been  the sultan’s constant aide, accompanying  his Ruler on official visits to foreign soil. As the account goes , during one such visit to Majapahit, Hang Tuah  duelled with the famed pendekar(warrior) named  Taming Sari.

And which he emerged the victor after a brutal ferocious fight , Hang Tuah was rewarded by the then  ruler of Majapahit who bestowed upon him Taming Sari’s kris (Malay warrior’s uniquely shaped dagger).

The Keris Taming Sari was named after its original owner, and was purported to be magical, empowering its owner with physical invulnerability.

 

Legacy of Hang Tuah in the Malay psyche.

The name Hang Tuah remains  extremely popular in Malaysia, embodying the values of  Malay “pendekar” spirit and  culture of that era in history.

Although the  historical accuracy has question marks hovering .(between myth,legend and historical facts)  nonetheless the legend is indelibly etched into the Malay psyche of the warrior spirit of loyalty and justice.

And the Keris a symbol of Malay pride and unique identity,particularly the name “Taming Sari” . Hang Tuah’s  ostensibly “charmed ” Keris ,a potent symbolic name of Malay pride strength and warrior spirit..

Like a version of King Arthur’s  sword “Excalibur.”.

The name ” Taming Sari ” conjures impressions of  power , strength , invincibility, and a mysterious aura of  supernatural power.The uniqueness of the curling shape of the  Keris  dagger and  the Taming Sari name ,adopting both and associating the strength and  pride of the Malay culture in both these potent symbols.

And also to cap it all on potent symbols of the Malays as a proud and strong race and culture with a warrior spirit.

There is the martial art of silat…a combat art as Malay as it can get..and Hang Tuah ,Jebat,Kasturi ,Lekir and Lekiu are very pronounced as masters of this combative art.

And in Malaysia, this martial art is exclusively identified with the Malay community,just like Kung Fu is identified with the Chinese.

 

The Hang Tuah , Jebat ,Kasturi ,Lekir ,Lekiu  pendekars , still serves as a compelling point of debate among students of Malay history ,literature or legend of  the Malay pendekar  spirit in the Malaccan era.

In contemporary Malaysia, Hang Tuah is purportedly quoted as saying

Takkan Melayu Hilang di Dunia” meaning “Never shall the Malay(s) vanish from the earth”.

The quote is a famous rallying cry for  Malay nationalism.

 

And  because of DNA…?????

Paradoxically,as it emerges that Hang Tuah had Chinese DNA,the legacy of the invincible heroic Malay warrior with absolute loyalty to Ruler ,evaporated , and made seemingly insignificant,despite all the embodiment of the noble virtuous values of the Malay warrior whose allegiance and loyalty to Ruler were paramount and above all else.

Even if it means the ultimate self sacrifice.!

The values Hang Tuah represented transcends cultures or race, for such are values that makes brave  heroic warriors into legends,no matter what country or Emperor or Sultan they are willing to fight and die for.

Particularly if accounts of Hang Tuah’s DNA are true, then it makes it even more of an incredible tale of loyalty and allegiance to Ruler.

Despite the fact that Hang Tuah and his warrior comrade in arms,were not of the same ancestry as that of their Ruler,but still they were ferociously loyal to the core.

And all the more significant when considering the tale of treachery and betrayal of Hang Tuah by the Ruler,and yet still, his loyalty was unflinching, and exemplifies the warrior code to the utmost in the protecting of their Ruler.

Based on the premise that , their lifes are not their own,and that it belongs to their lord and master,their Sultan. And that if they were commanded to take their own lifes by their Ruler, They will do so, without hestitating

A type of universal code of conduct of warriors of the era.To die in service for the lord that they serve,a glorious ultimate sacrifice.

Therefore, if Hang Tuah and his warrior in arms actually existed in  Malacca,and by separating the intertwining legend and real history and discovering that their heroism is indeed based on merit.

It will be  gross dis-service to the legacies of the names not to mention the perversion of Malaccan history  and the documenting of the Malays in  history during the reign of the Malaccan Sultanates ,and the thriving culture of that era,when Malacca was a trading hub.

So what does it matter,whether Hang Tuah was of what DNA or origin? It ought to matter more that He sees himself as a Malay warrior,with absolute allegiance and loyalty to his Ruler and of course his Country.! Or that he will willingly give his life in the defence of the Malacca and the Sultan he is loyal to !

 

Therefore,indeed, it will be a form of a perversion of historical accuracy. Just so that, to further some diabolical agenda of current day Governance and obsession  to govern based along ethnic lines, Fear monger and create non existent inter community threats..?

Just so they can create “designer history”, by cherry picking and composing or rewriting and worst omitting what maybe relevant facts to the real actual history of the sequence of events through the centuries  that eventually lead to contemporary Malaysia !

Bryanbb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Even Fortune magazine gets in on the act besides NYT, WSJ of the US- The Independent, Guardian of the UK , And SCMP , Bangkok post of Asean , Al Jazeera etc etc.
    Just few ,among the world’s most influential media are highlighting and not at all flaterring reports on PM Najib’s 1MDB issue or controversy .
    These names are some of the globe’s more influential media ,read by millions, including Govermental leaders.
    .If indeed there is some conspiracy to discredit PM Najib,well the shat’s international.
    Or that this is a legitimately credible newsworthy controversy that is not unfounded or baseless.
    At this rate, there exist a possibility that the whole UMNO organization may see PM Najib as more of a liability to the organization and the super elite’s personal interests than he is a cash vending machine..
    Since many in the UMNO super elite, generate wealth internationally and if their interests are compromised because of links to a political hot potato in Malaysia’s domestic political climate ,an issue that many loathe to touch, and want to distance themselves from..
    But the media names are serious players in the investigative journalism arena , imagine if they pool their resources and share intel and investigate indepth this 1MDB issue.,these media names can be relentless and will sink their teeth into the issue, and dig up, questionable dealings or associations internationally that may put them or UMNO’s interests at risk of scandal or spotlight,internationally.just because of the association or link with PM Najib.or 1MDB…Reputation is one thing, but when wealth or fortunes are threatened, well, shats gonna hit the ceiling,heads will roll..
    When if they really think that the removal of a name puts everything back on normal and international and domestic heat cool down.Potential international financial scandals that risk exposure , averted.,but now the scandal of our PM and the 1MDB controversy heating up and generating humongous international interests and limelight of corruption(always been a fascinating topic) focused on this country.

    Interesting to mull on what UMNO/BN will do indeed , if they weigh in all these factors for consideration?

    Endure the pain or deal with the source of the pain ? Remove the thorn or hope it will dissolve itself into the bloodstream?

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    Rumour has it …

    The latter below are as stated..Rumours !

    Read and use own discretion to formulate a personal conclusion.

    from Syed Akhbar Ali’s blog .. OutSyed the Box..

    Talk is some UMNO Ministers went to meet the No. 2 guy quite recently.  
    They told him that it was getting more difficult to support the No. 1 guy.
     
    They said that at the max,  the No. 1 guy should go by early next year ie 2017.
     
    They also said that if the No. 1 guy does not go, then they will not run for elections in 2018.
     
    Because they know they will lose in their respective constituencies.
    Support for UMNO on the ground is approaching zero. 
     
    Support for MCA, MIC and Gerakan is below zero.
     
    The ‘respectmyPM’ campaign is dead. Less than 50 people turned up on their own in Johor the other day.  Even the datang naik bas supporters did not come in any significant numbers.
     
    In Kelantan, Annuar Musa had to use some slick tricks to get people to sign that ‘Kelantan Declaration’.  
    People were not happy at being cornered to sign. 
     
    Only the IGP and the AG stand between oblivion and saving the country.  
     
    No one, repeat NO ONE, genuinely supports the…..
     
    Just tell him to resign and go. The country is going to …….

ISTANBUL — I recently spent a few days in Malaysia, where I was promoting the publication of the Malay edition of my book, “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty.” The publisher, a progressive Muslim organization called the Islamic Renaissance Front, had set up several talks for me in Kuala Lumpur. As any author would be, I was happy to learn that the team was enthusiastic about my book and had been getting good feedback from audiences and readers. But I was troubled by something else that I suspect many Muslim authors have experienced: My publisher was worried about censorship.

The risk, I was told, was that the Department of Islamic Development, a government body that “was formed to protect the purity of faith,” could ban the book if it was viewed as violating traditional Islamic doctrine.

So far, the Malaysian government has not banned my book. But if it did I wouldn’t be surprised. The department has already outlawed more than a thousand books translated into Malay. Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” was banned because, according to the home minister, it “goes against Islamic teachings,” and even “endangers public harmony” — whatever that means. “Islam: A Short History,” a fairly sympathetic study by the best-selling author Karen Armstrong, was similarly banned for being “incompatible with peace and social harmony.”

Malaysia isn’t an anomaly in the Muslim world. In the more extreme case of Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Information can censor any publication it wants, and the religious police can confiscate books if they detect what they perceive as a hint of blasphemy. Even the Bible, the world’s best seller, is banned in Saudi Arabia — no matter that the Quran praises it. In Egypt, under the iron fist of President Abdelfattah al-Sisi, a range of literary works can be outlawed. Last month, a novelist was sentenced to two years in prison for “violating public modesty.”

None of this is news, of course. The scarcity of intellectual freedom under self-described Islamic states has received criticism from many corners, from Islamophobic conservatives to Muslim liberals. In response, the authorities who censor books or ban blogs usually shrug. They typically think that freedom of speech is a Western invention to which they don’t have to subscribe. In Malaysia, the government brazenly condemns “liberalism” and “human rights-ism.”

These censors like to think that by protecting believers from dangerous ideas they are doing a great favor to Muslim societies. They are doing the opposite. Their thought-policing only helps enfeeble and intellectually impoverish Muslims: When Muslim minds aren’t challenged by “dangerous” ideas they cannot develop the sophistication needed to articulate their own.

I first realized this limitation about two decades ago when Richard Dawkins’s books “The Selfish Gene” and “The Blind Watchmaker” were first published here in Turkey. The books presented an aggressively atheist interpretation of evolution. As a faithful Muslim and an aspiring writer, I wanted to write a rebuttal. As I started to do research, I realized that all of the reasoned arguments against Dr. Dawkins and other “new atheists” had been written by Western Christians. Since they lived in open societies where religion could be freely criticized, Western Christians had developed an intellectual tradition of apologetics. In Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and other countries suffering under the yoke of censorship, however, Muslims hadn’t tried to counter the atheists. The government solved that the problem for them — by banning atheist books, if not also punishing atheists.

This willful closed-mindedness is not an inherent feature of Islam. A thousand years ago, Muslim societies were open and curious, while Christian Europe was insular and fearful of “blasphemy.” Aristotle’s books were translated and studied in Baghdad and Córdoba, and banned in Paris and Rome. No wonder the Muslim world was then the home to groundbreaking discoveries in science, medicine and mathematics. In theology, too, Muslim thinkers like Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroës, developed sophisticated arguments that would inspire Christian thinkers like Thomas Aquinas — thanks to the Muslim engagement with Greek philosophy.

Today, many Muslims, including those who censor books or punish “heretics,” long for that “golden age of Islam” and lament that our civilization is no longer great. Few seem to realize, however, that the greatness of Islam was made possible thanks to its openness to foreign cultures and ideas. The Muslim world began to stagnate and then decline after the 13th century, as this cosmopolitanism was replaced with self-isolating dogmatism. In the meantime, Europe flourished as Europeans began to think more openly.

The Muslim world today is in a state of malaise. Muslim societies are underdeveloped in science, technology, economics and culture. This will be overcome only with more freedom. Progress depends on more Muslims questioning whether policies that promote ignorance are really devised to protect their faith — or to protect the power of those who rule in its name.

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