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if the blogger feels so strongly that he is defending his faith ,why hide behind a pen name? Only cowards use an assumed name to attack,malign.
.Kunta kinte.is a name that for many represents the ugliness of racial discrimination..slavery/human bondage. The evil humans can do to each other..Also how unjust and perverted , racial discrimination and championing racial supremacy can be.
Ironically,the blogger’s view reflects a image that illustrate a mindset that has been enslaved or in bondage..Slave of the spiteful racial rhethoric, hate indoctrination..and in that sense, the pen name appropriately selected,since he /she is Kunta Kinte in mindset,forcibly snatched away from the ” Roots” of the true noble nature of their own people and becoming a mental slave to their masters.who had brainwashed them..

more of this bile and the true nature of the hypocrites can be seen .how race/religion is used by those without decency nor conscience.to manipulate emotions..But it is for the public to decide,whether whomsoever capable of making vile statements like this is a religious or has a evil worshipping mindset.

 

 

ISA, Sedition act etc, all are means to an end. Tools or weapons used But the scariest is not the laws per se but what and how far an establishment will go to stay in power? The feeling of dread or fear of losing power of one group and relinquish it to another group , all within same nation. that they will resort to any means , treachery, deceit or even more sinister actions that may hurt innocents..desperate acts of survival are illogical and can be dangerous to innocent bystanders.That is the most alarming part to the neutral parties , caught in the middle.

http://www.malaysia-today.net/is-malaysia-going-back-into-the-dark-ages/

 

modernist, progressive are like terms completely irreconciliable to the devout purist clerics of the islamic faith and is resisted at every turn when interpretation along those lines are attempted.
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KKK vs I.S. rebels

Well the KKK is not really  known for reciting prayers and giving all glory and credit to the christian God or the name of Jesus before they lynch , hang or burn their victims.,except for the  horrifying sacrilege act of using the symbol of the cross to lash their victims.

Unlike the religious extremist who live ,breathe their frenzied cleansing rampages, in the name of their almighty and the faith,

Never failing to invoke the name of Allah .. Screaming with full fanatical  conviction of their God’s greatness before they mete out their brand of  barbaric justice, ascribing all credit and glory and the believe that it is His demand that they are obligated do so or it is a  sacred commandment  in which  to defend the faith and their holy crusade on the infidels,in the name of Islam.

And doubt that any moderates from the faith will denounce them and say that their brand of religiousity is not very Islamic and that they misrepresent muslims..

They may disassociate and distance themselves but can the same be observed of the Faith.,in renouncement, unlikely, except perhaps present a view of these radicals as being a violent segment,that is on a divergent stream from that of the  mainstream marjority adherents of Islam .

 

 

 

 

Obama or Najib , just hypocrisy and rhetorical posturing!

President Obama made a rousing speech against religious bigotry at the UN on Wednesday.

He made clear that trends such as those developing in Malaysia, where non-Muslims are being increasingly treated as unequal and liberal thinkers as enemies of society by leading figures, provides a dangerous source of instability in a world trying to fight off violent extremist organisations, which feed off such attitudes.

And the President made the point that such intolerance is not provoked by genuine religious teaching, but by political motives:

The following extract from Obama’s speech contains the strongest possible indictment of the kind of rabble rousing currently being indulged by BN/UMNO politicians and Malaysian government funded extremist NGOS:

“It is no exaggeration to say that humanity’s future depends on us uniting against those who would divide us along fault lines of tribe or sect; race or religion.

…It is the task of all great religions to accommodate devout faith with a modern, multicultural world. No children – anywhere – should be educated to hate other people. There should be no more tolerance of so-called clerics who call upon people to harm innocents because they are Jewish, Christian or Muslim. It is time for a new compact among the civilized peoples of this world to eradicate war at its most fundamental source: the corruption of young minds by violent ideology.

That means cutting off the funding that fuels this hate. It’s time to end the hypocrisy of those who accumulate wealth through the global economy, and then siphon funds to those who teach children to tear it down.

…listen to the Imam who said, “Politics try to divide the religious in our country, but religion shouldn’t be a cause of hate, war, or strife.” [Barak Obama UN Speech 24/09]

Yet, Mr Obama, who had received Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah o in Washington, is currently ignoring the fact that this Malaysian PM and people close to him in government are openly descending to these very same divisive tactics for their own political reasons in Malaysia.

Najib can talk about progressive liberalism, the US Embassy in KL cannot ignore the dash for repression being undertaken by his failing regime, which has decided to stir up the very religious and sectarian hatred that Obama rightly deplores.

All this. in a politically motivated attempt to brand his opponents as anti-Muslim or anti-Malay supremacist, in order to claw back support based on nationalism and hate.

‘Vibrant Entrepreneurship’!

Despite these blatant tactics by the ruling political party, condemned by human rights and civil society organisations across the world, Obama in this very same UN speech

attempted to put forward Malaysia as a progressive Muslim state, rather than one which is moving backwards towards oppression and violence.

Even so, the President chose an interesting positive quality to link with Malaysia.  He avoided referring to matters of religious and racial harmony,  but instead praised Malaysia’s “vibrant entrepreneurship”:

Such carefully chosen praise may well indicate that the democratic deficit and Malaysia’s plummeting religious and racial harmony has indeed registered in Washington after all.

Obama fundraiser’s link with 1MDB

Mr Obama should be wary of being linked to 1MDB, either directly or indirectly, or appearing to praise Malaysia’s “vibrant entrepreneurship” while being so linked.

Because, 1MDB does not represent the kind of entrepreneurship that is approved of in democratic and law abiding circles associated with Mr Obama.

 

Full article source: malaysia-chronicle.com/

 

My Thots:

How different is one politician over another? They all try to outdo each other in spouting rhetorics that can be interpreted any way the interpreter wants it to go,

Obama or Najib,they are the same political animals of same ilk.,masters of innuendo and never firmly commiting to anything..

although one may be purportedly leader of the most powerful influential nation on earth whereaas the other leads a small developing country but nonetheless, what they practice and preach are identical..
At same token,the US does have an embassy in Malaysia and they will know exactly what s going on enuff to brief their president.

on the perceived abuses of freedom ,injustices suffered on the people.

But , it is for the alleged leader of the free world,

and champion of democracy and free speech , to choose his nation’s stand on the issues briefed to him on the Malaysian situation.

And it is for him to choose to continue merely on rhetorical posturing and not say a word in concern and risk being accused of hypocrisy by cynics everywhere,who probably are more worldly wise

and ever watchful on the US president’s views.The detractors ready to pounce on his rhetoric on world affairs at the slightest weak link.

Afterall Obama did come to Malaysia not long ago, and heard first hand  the voices of a concerned segment of the Malaysian society,represented by the high profile NGOs ,which had members from very credible  professionals, from the  legal fraternity, social workers for equality and justice ,and concerned public over the Malaysian Goverment’s position regarding some controversial

and debatable sensitive volatile  issues that challenges freedom of speech and religion.,and practises discrimination under the guise of affirmative action.

And upholding the sanctity of a secular constitution based on a Westminster Parlimentary democracy, under siege.

And how  Obama  interprets it will be based also on feedback from his embassy officials ,so he cannot feign ignorance or that

he doesn’t have enough to have a position /opinion on the issues.

 

But nonetheless , when Obama was in Malaysia, and at the meeting with the leading NGOs of the country , a marjority consensus was presented to him on the fracturing state of  affairs from governance of the multi ethnic ,multi religious  composition of Malaysians .

And the picture painted was that of seriously  undermined minorities in terms of basic freedoms and peace of mind to be a patriotic loyal citizens

.And expressing concerns that the freedoms and guarantees of a constitution based on a functioning democracy seems to be trampled upon..by a goverment friendly to the US of A

The land of the free who will purportedly give voice to the suppressed voices yearning for freedom of expression without fear or intimidation.

 

Informed Malaysians with a sense of social justice yearn for..

Freedom for all the communities to get tertiary  education , earn livelihoods and employment on equal and level playing field ,

more emphasized on merit and qualifications,creativity ,innovativeness or dilligence for forging ahead.

Favor,preference or discrimination for any quarter  is not welcomed. so that healthy competitiveness can  breed a more robust economy.

Social equality and justice for all is the norm ,not for the selected few.

Law and enforcement applies across the board, no fear nor favour to any exclusivity or privilidged and powerful.

Basically,to create an national  environment where all can thrive and live well and content.

with out friction but acceptance of all across ethnicities of  our diverse  communities.

 

But will Obama take heed or  onto advisement what he heard from the Malaysian NGOs in person  when he was in the country meeting with them..he would surely  have cross referenced the allegations with facts from his own intel assets and determined some conclusion.

Whether the Malaysian discriminative policies are factual and how much truth is there on the religious extremism and racial bigotry that is transpiring in the country as it is ..

And which is compounded by  the governing establishment that is accused of being party accomplice by  their perpetual state of denial that the discriminatory ,bigoted and extreme racism   even exists.

 

Realistically,nobody will expect the US goverment to come out openly to criticise the Malaysians over the allegations,

maintaining the two sides of a coin opinions.

And all will expect Obama to take the diplomatic tactful approach of course , of friendly goverments ,still ,stronger wordings reflecting his goverment’s tacit acknowledgment and concern may be able to make some difference.

Sending a message of hopefulness that the US is aware of the situation and emphatize in a note of concern to the Malaysian people and  establishment .

Since the Malaysian goverment chooses to ignore or procrastinate action on  the concerns or protestations  of its own people , hopefully they may pay attention to a voice that wields  a lot more bigger sticks. and a larger treasury house.

Malaysians just want to be heard and  see  some of their alarming concerns being addressed for a peace of mind. Troubled by what they witnessed developing in the society they live in,coming apart .Not to mention witnessing helplessly as the country they loved  being abused and growing stagnant,not advancing but regressing.

 

Took perhaps 3 generations post merdeka , spanning 5 general elections ,from baby boomers of the 60s to those born in the 80s decade,to forged a fragile malaysian national consciousness that transcended the race barrier
And Malaysians ,sort of learnt to sense it and  recognize it and willingly and wholeheartedly embraced it,constantly reminded of it ,

And most importantly,Malaysian mindsets were hitherto ,united in a collective subconscious to forge the country ahead to greater prosperity and progress,

But all it took was just one insecure administration and one generation for things to unravel , and to dismantle and fracture the carefully nurtured sense of nationality across the ethnicities.
Just a few years of spiteful targeted race rhetoric,and it undid what needed few decades to slowly foster and instill , a psyche of a multi racial identity in being malaysian.

When did it all start deteriorating? Think back just few years and backtrack and we see a pattern emerge of a gradual worsening situation becoming more acute and out of proportion.

The rhetoric ,vitriol, venom,decidedly increasing in spite.,as if on a deliberately  designed pattern to incite.,in intensity and frequency as we go.

Now resentment ,contempt being bred into mindsets by constant bombarding of racial issues and “Us” Tuan” and “Them”. ingrates, .pendatangs rhetorical messages.

All seemingly designed to wear down the psyche of the nons..2 birds with one stone,at same time ,divide the bumis into a group under siege mentality..

 

The differences of our diversity that used to unite us in acceptance and understanding , made used of by some as a weapon to polarise the communities.instead.

And if they ever should decide to mend things,,recognizing the damage wreaked, then may hafta start from scratch and expend another few decades to build back,the trust and acceptance that they tried to vapourized in a matter of years.before the whole nation can start to collectively forge ahead as a singular forceful national entity,united in hearts and minds for the advancement of the nation.

 

Bryanbb

 

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Wan Azizah Wan Ismail(Kak Wan)

Being the chief executive of the state is a team effort. there is no way a whole state can be run by only one person.Granted, leader ship instincts and firm principles are qualities needed but it isn’t the be all..,A good CM will bring out the best from their staff.and also the collective ADUNs.It is not a one person show..
.Decisions that affect public are generally made via consensus of which will serve the best interests
.The authority and respect of the Chief Minister is of the office.and basically,integrity and a unwavering principled stance are more important than other “leadership” qualities.
Afterall, whats the point of having a CM,who may be very efficient in leading but has a sneaky streak with a tendency to abuse power and privilidges irresponsibly?
These principled integrity qualities were what PK boasted about Tan Sri Khalid’s first term,plus his gentle ,soft spoken persona that endeared him to the Selangorians..his administration successful,Not because he was a tough SOB ex-CEO.

If Kak Wan is the Chief Minister ,she will only be as good as the quality of people around her assisting her administration.. Advising.her on the affairs of the state. with each department with a respective specialists heading them or among the staff,who will know what they are doing , be it finance or public services/ infrastructure / race/religion relations etc..including politics. Her role is to facilitate a smooth admin and make decisions based on input ,not arbitrarily.. .and PK, seem to have a huge pool of brain talent from all fields.

Therefore,crucial criteria for the CM post ….incorruptible integrity,dedication to serve Selangorians and simply having the instinctive ability to recognize and implement the best interests for the state.
We do not need a military type general leadership for that..or worst ,some master political strategist.
A down to earth matronly figure,that people can relate to and trust,like Kak Wan.may turn out to be a blessing for Selangorians.
As it is now ,the fortune tellers among her detractors/critics are so sure,she cannot do the job..their crystal balls glowing with predictions of gloom and doom,citing the “..ism”s as the reason.Main one being Nepot ism…

Teoh Beng Hock

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How TBH died is mostly a foregone conclusion to public perception. Nonetheless. It needs to be made official and the whole truth surrounding the suspicious circumstances that ultimately lead to the brutal tragic death is revealed. In all probability, the powers that be are thinking of a means on how to deal with this nightmarish PR fiasco.

And wrap it up in a way that may bring closure and address the grievances of the late TBH’s family and general public.

Just hope it will not copy the infamous conclusion of another high profile murder trial of the foreign Mongolian woman, where after the perps were convicted and even sentenced with death penalty, only to eventually have conviction overturned after things cooled down. Generating a farcical impression overall of events that transpired.

Guess, only time can tell.

TBH’s death is where a cardinal sin was done in the rulebook of the political games they play, Slander , character assasination, racial and religious extremism ,slander,hatemongering even ,or using draconian acts etc etc is pretty much all in a days work for the games our politicians play but the line is crossed when an innocent young life with so much to live for is terminated so brutally ,indirectly a result of the politicians dirty games..It is unacceptable..politics may be a dirty game but surely not at the expense of sacrificing innocent lives who is just a small pawn in the scheme of things.Tragically deed is done,but closure in the form of accountability and truth is only cure now to bring closure to this grievous wound for the family and the public.

To be fair. PDRM should be lauded for the quick response soon as the courts made the judgment.

Give credit where credit is due.But still, the cynical public may need more convincing that they are genuinely going to investigate this matter. No fear nor favor. And not only good for the statement”reopen case” only to sit on their hands. At same token, noticed the irony. For usually MACC do the investigating of wayward cops…now tables are turned. Cops investigate potentially wayward MACC officers! Ironic

 

sedition

PK ought to get the patent rights to the word “sedition” in our nation.
Somehow Sedition seem to have evolved into a word that is the main domain of the opposition parties in Malaysia.Whenever the word appears in the news , unsurprisingly DAP or PKR or PAS etc will invariably be following in the mention..like magnet north and south poles attract. But seldom into articles where UMNO or BN is mentioned.. coz again like magnet but repelled like same poles..will never stick, north and north or south and south poles..
Perhaps,as theorized in the media, now TDM must be mulling over with a double take on his criricism on Najib abolishing ISA,replacing it with the sedition act, because it can be shown that it can be
exclusively focused on politicians..never mind the criminals, there are other laws for them..since the main purpose of the opposition is to point out improprieties of goverment which means saying things,making negative allegations against govermen, therefore, so easy to snare them under sedition act..since their statements can be construed as anti establishment and interfere with public order..etc etc.
As it is,not only criticize,just pointing out inconsistencies can be seditious,like Azmi Sharom..therefore point being, sedition act is just as useful as the ISA,if not more so,with a wider grey area.anything goes in interpretation of what is seditious.

 

 

 

that anyone who “does or attempts to do, or makes any preparation to do, or conspires with any person to do” an act with seditious tendency, such as uttering seditious words, or printing, publishing or importing seditious literature, is guilty of sedition. It is also a crime to possess a seditious publication without a “lawful excuse”. The act defines sedition itself as anything which “when applied or used in respect of any act, speech, words, publication or other thing qualifies the act, speech, words, publication or other thing as having a seditious tendency”.

Under section 3(1), those acts defined as having a seditious tendency are acts with a tendency:

(a) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government;

(b) to excite the subjects of the Ruler or the inhabitants of any territory governed by any government

to attempt to procure in the territory of the Ruler or governed by the Government, the alteration,

otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter as by law established;

(c) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Malaysia or in any State;

(d) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst the subjects of the Yang di-PertuanAgong

or of the Ruler of any State or amongst the inhabitants of Malaysia or of any State;

(e) to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Malaysia;

or

(f) to question any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty or prerogative established or protected

by the provisions of part III of the Federal constitution or Article 152, 153 or 181 of the Federal Constitution.

Section 3(2) provides certain exceptions, providing examples of speech which cannot be deemed seditious. It is not seditious to “show that any Ruler has been misled or mistaken in any of his measures”, nor is it seditious “to point out errors or defects in the Government or Constitution as by law established”. It is also not seditious “to attempt to procure by lawful means the alteration of any matter in the territory of such Government as by law established” or “to point out, with a view to their removal, any matters producing or having a tendency to produce feelings of ill-will and enmity between different races or classes of the population of the Federation”. However, the act explicitly states that any matter covered by subsection (1)(f), namely those matters pertaining to the Malaysian social contract, cannot have these exceptions applied to it.

Section 3(3) goes on to state that “the intention of the person charged at the time he did or attempted (a seditious act) … shall be deemed to be irrelevant if in fact the act had, or would, if done, have had, or the words, publication or thing had a seditious tendency”. This latter provision has been criticised for overruling mens rea, a legal principle stating that a person cannot be guilty of a crime if he did not have the intent to commit a crime.[2]

A person found guilty of sedition may be sentenced to three years in jail, a RM5,000 fine, or both.

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