Thursday, November 29, 2007


Dari blog Publius Melayu

Surat HINDRAF kepada Perdana Menteri Britain, Gordon Brown telah menuduh orang Melayu, terutama yang ada kuasa, membunuh kaum India secara sistematik.

Senangnya nak jadi rascist. Cuma perlu ada kelulusan undang-undang lantaran boleh bertopengkan sebagai lawyer dan buat pelbagai tuduhan perkauman. Ramai lawyer berbangsa India di negara kita belajar undang-undang Inggeris...malah ada juga lawyer Melayu yang berfikiran macam lawyer India. Entah apa penyakitnya mereka ni. Pengajian undang-undang ala barat banyak membawa masalah kepada orang Islam.

Macam-macam tuduhan di lemparkan terhadap orang Melayu, khusunya UMNO & kerajaan sekarang yang dikatakan di dominasi oleh Melayu. Mereka lupa kalau Malaysia turut mengikuti amalan demokrasi macam Singapura dan lain-lain, mereka langsung tidak akan ada suara atau tempat dalam kerajaan kerana mereka tidak ada kawasan majoriti (hanya 08% kalau nak ikut dakwaan mereka sendiri).

Soalannya, apakah kita boleh mempercayai bahawa Barat boleh menjadi wira mereka bagi membela dan menghakimi dakwaan ketidakadilan yang mereka lemparkan? Apakah hak Britain ke atas negara kita? Mengapa Britain? Kenapa tidak India? Agak pelik juga, kan? Kenapa, ya? Agaknya pada persepsi HINDRAF hanya kaum Anglo-Saxon yang terbukti telah menganaiya orang India sebelum negara India merdeka saja boleh berlaku adil dan bertamadun. Betul ke?

Cabaran kepada HINDRAF

Dipetik dari Blog Publius Melayu

i. Kalaulah HINDRAF ini cerdik sangat, apa kata kalau kita menjemput mereka berdebat bagi mengetahui betapa ceteknya kefahaman mereka terhadap maksud 'masyarakat majmuk' dan keperluan sosio-ekonomi di Malaysia.

ii. Mencabar HINDRAF untuk bertanding dalam pilihanraya yg akan datang. Dalam konteks ini, mencabar kerajaan yg memerintah bermaksud mencabar semua pengundi majoriti di pihak kerajaan yg berbilang kaum.

iii. Secalit kata berbau "perkauman", hukumnya WAJIB dikenakan tahanan ISA (itulah antara matlamat Akta ISA - public Interest prevails)

iv. Siarkan di semua rangkaian TV latar-belakang pemimpin HINDRAF yg pernah mendapat bantuan Kerajaan dalam berbagai bentuk secara langsung atau tidak sehingga mereka menjadi individu "cerdik" tapi intipatinya "Bodoh & Sombong"

v. Seluruh dunia mengagumi cara perjuangan MAHATMA GANDHI...dimana sebenarnya semangat itu pada kaum INDIA Malaysia?

The Bar Council just another ‘political’ party hijacking the feeble mind of young lawyers

From Publius Melayu Blog

If anyone comes up to me and say that lawyers stand up for justice, I'd not hesitate to rubbish them. Although the spirit of the law is all about honour, the lot (the very much saturated lot) of the legal fraternity in Malaysia is no different compared to the corrupted dregs of society.

I am disillussioned, long disilussioned with what these legal eagles stand up for in righting the perceived wrongs of the system, given the fact that they themselves are not beyond reproach.

In a stride we now see the Bar Council acting like a political party. It is obvious the movers and shakers within that hallowed institution is more inclined to push for their greedy political ideals than to carry out the honourable objectives of their profession.

Another issue that has long been of concerned among us is the blind dependence on English laws to provide for any lacuna in the country's laws. With such corrupted and blinkered mindset, it comes as no surprise to see the Bar Council constantly attacking the other legal instutions entrenched in Malaysia.

So taken are they by the ass that is English law that nothing else compares. They have closed their minds to the fact that the country's disparate societal make-up requires a very different legal mindset – one that must be based on the needs and acceptance of the target group.

Anwar Ibrahim uses people to carry out his evil intentions

From Publius Melayu Blog

The following comments were made recently by a former officer of The Institute for Policy Research, a think tank established by Anwar Ibrahim and headed by his protege, Khalid Jaafar:

"Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim uses people to realise his objectives. He is oblivious to whatever that happens to any of his supporters so long as they continue to agitate and rip assunder Malaysia's fragile social fabric.

Throughout the history of his defiance of social order, Anwar Ibrahim had caused a number of his supporters to fall and brought to book. The only consolation whenever this happened was to give nothing more than lip service.

The HINDRAF rally last week was yet another fine example of his cruel orchestrations. He encouraged, supported, and gave the ignorant participants Dutch courage to execute their deeds – deeds which were clearly against the law and provocative in nature.

This is the real Anwar Ibrahim..."

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Alleged discrimination of minority Indians an excuse to stir racial sentiments

Extracted from Publius Melayu blog

So much was going around about the HINDRAF rally in several parts of Kuala Lumpur yesterday. It was a Sunday and it was natural for folks in the city to breakfast out for their dose of roti canai or thosai. Mid morning saw smses and phone calls trickling in to handphones updating on the commotion caused by the gathering HINDRAF supporters. Some of the messages were just bits of facts which soon took a life of its own to metamorphose into outright lies and unfounded rumours.

This blogger was at the scene at a location. Watched the whole thing and would hesitate to blame the police for their efforts to break-up the illegal assembly. They gave warnings after the several warnings on the run-up to the demonstration days before but to no avail. Many of the obvious thugs at the centre and on the edges of the groups could clearly be seen hurling abuses, profanities as well as lots of racialistic remarks. This had its desired effect on the rest. In a frenzy, they chanted and tried to lock hands to face the police.

What I saw was the police doing their work professionally. Try to be on their side and, perhaps, the demonstrators will think differently. Bystanders gawked at the melee with disgust. Not disgusted with the police but disgusted at the people who were obviously being used as pawns for some devious political ends.I adjourned to a kedai mamak soon after and overheard people loudly discussing the situation as though wanting everyone around to hear. One guy was Indian.

"Dont know if these guys realise that Indian votes dont count much in our elections because they are all on seats borrowed from the India no new Mosque is allowed to be built so much so that in Mumbai Friday prayers are held twice or thrice in a mosque due to the sheer number of people that could not be accomodated within the Bali, Hindus just wrap sarongs around trunks of trees, which they believe have 'dewas'...they never build shrines or temples on the sites !

Back home in Malaysia, even illegally built suraus have been torned down. Democratic rights do not include ignoring the laws made by democratically elected representatives. If the Election Commission cheats, how come there are so many oppositions seats and one entire state run by an opposition party for 20 years? And how come PKR recently won a state seat in Sarawak?

Indians in Malaysia should very well practice some introspection as advocated by the Hindu religion instead of blaming others. In a multi-racial society, everyone should introspect! It is doubly dangerous if one blames only the others for one's problems. "

But, of course to the hot headed detractors, such an opinion coming from an Indian at that point in time would be seen as just a ploy orchestrated by the government – or that he was nothing more than an UMNO dog (in the usual lingo of the opposition) or an MIC stalwart...

Friday, November 23, 2007

Malay Regiment on standby November 10: A Police Request

From Publius Melayu Blog (translated from bigdogdotcom)

Lots of rumours have been thrown about during the run-up to the November 10 gathering as well as on the day itself. One that had perked many ears was the one alleging that the crack Royal Malay Regiment was mobilised following an order by the Agong to 'protect' those who took part in the illegal assembly in the event of high-handed police action.

Such a rumour was made to sound so credible that it boosted the morale and false courage of the organisers and participants of the illegal demonstration. It seems that someone, somewhere, somehow had made one hell of a coup in orchestrating such a rumour and outrageously claiming that the gathering was 'sanctioned' by SPB YDP Agong Tuanku Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud.

This person or group of persons had cleverly leveraged and exploited the Agong's people-friendly disposition to help realise their devious deeds...and the 'people' believed.

However, when Dato' Pengelola Bentara Bijaya Istana Negara Dato' Wan Mohd Saifian Wan Hassan called a special media conference to categorically state that the Agong regretted the claims that his highness supported the illegal gathering, several parties were taken aback. They were shocked to find their 'hopes' smashed upon realising that it was all a lie.

Reacting to this statement, Raja Petra Kamaruddin promptly posted another article in Malaysia-Today, entitled "What the eye does not see" to rebutt the official stament from Istana Negara. In the article, Raja Petra clearly denied and questioned the statement made through Dato' Wan Mohd Safian. He went on an offensive to mock and belittle that high official from the palace to the extent that he even made public the latter's KPT number and UMNO membership number. To the more thinking observers, pointing out Dato' Wan Mohd Safian's party membership is nothing but a feeble attempt to ridicule him. It holds no concrete relevance to the matter at hand.

More important, through his article in Malaysia-Today, Raja Petra went on to insist that Tuanku Sultan Mizan did give 'support','consented' and even 'blessed' the gathering/march. Raja Petra also claimed that the Agong requested for the names of those involved to be submitted to him. Even more serious, Raja Petra claimed that the Agong had ordered the Sungai Petani based 19th Brigade of the Malay regiment (RAMD) to take positions at Sungai Buloh along with 14 tanks - a move that gave credence to the lie that the excercise was solely to give 'protection' to the demonstrators in the event of police action. This assumption was based on the incident that had occured earlier in Batu Burok, Kuala Terengganu.

These are all blantant lies. Facts had been manipulated to give false 'courage' and certain 'directions' to the mob action, which clearly was against Malaysian laws. The end certainly does not justify the means!

What actually transpired, the illegal gathering/march was widely publicised by the alternative media weeks before it happened. The organisers had hoped no less than 100,000 people would participate in the illegal demonstration on Nov 10.

The Royal Malaysian Police, the agency responsible for public security and safety found it quite daunting to handle the situation should 100,000 people turn out for the occassion on that Saturday. It was because of this that the Army was asked by the police to help out in case anything untoward should happen.

The truth is, on the afternoon of Saturday Nov 10, army commanders were stationed at the operations centre in Bukit Aman along with senior police officers to help monitor and plan security and safety measures. The army on standby is actually the normal unit based at Wardieburn Camp, Sungai Besi Camp as well as throughout the Klang Valley.

As such there is NO truth when Malaysia-Today and Raja Petra claimed that the 19th Brigade of the RAMD was specially brought in from Sungai Petani to give 'protection' to the illegal assembly. Looking at it in a more logical manner, if in the very unlikely event the order was given for such a manouvre the mechanised regiment and 1st Division based at Terendak Camp, including the crack Commando Corp based at Sungai Udang Camp would have been a better choice for easy deployment during emergencies, given their proximity to the Klang Valley compared to Sungai Petani.

It was so irresponsible of Malaysia-Today to publish the article, which clearly contained stark elements of sedition:

  1. To belittle and bring shame to the institution of Malay Rulers
  2. To question and dispute the official statement from Istana Negara on behalf of DYMM SPB YDP Agong
  3. To defame SPB YDP Agong by claiming that His Majesty 'ordered' the 19th Brigade of the RAMD to be mobilised immediately just because of the illegal gathering/march on Nov 10
  4. To question and dispute the professionalism and integrity of the RAMD
  5. To question and dispute the integrity and professionalism of the Royal Malaysian Police, in particular its ability to maintain public order, and security during the Nov 10 illegal gathering.

A police report had been lodged over the article by Malaysia-Today and Raja Petra Kamaruddin.

Hence, it would be, indeed, wise for readers of the alternative media, especially those on the Internet to gauge and weigh between facts,outright lies, fabrication and factual manipulation such as this.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Opposition: Saturday's rally just the beginning - Beginning of the end for them?

From Publius Melayu blog

While agreeing that rampant incidence of corruption must be curtailed, many of us are very cautious when opting for other avenues to press for change.

One channel that seems to have been embraced wholly by the detractors of the Barisan Nasional-led government is, of course, street protests.

No matter what the supporters of such tactic say to defend their 'righteousness', a question that most constantly begs to be answered is, 'wither common sense?'

We live in a country with rules and laws. If these rules and laws are being transgressed freely, what, I ask, is the purpose of our existence as professed Malaysians? We don't trust the government, we dont trust the judiciary, we dont trust the civil service, we dont trust most of our elected representatives. Whom do we trust?

The opposition agitators would easily dismiss police actions as unreasonable and violent when trying to disperse illegal demonstrations, but we seem blinkered to the fact that what we carry out without legal approval is still illegal. Still a wrong.

Are we all dried of ideas to push for change that we must insist on staging a display of public anger, although in the guise of a 'peaceful' demonstration?

Come on, most of the public will not buy such an excuse. Malaysia is not like the autocratic junta-led Myanmar or other similar examples. We still see strong opposition dominating Kelantan as well as pockets of opposition control throughout the country.

The opposition and NGOs can still voice their opinion unfettered although they claim that the mainstream media is controlled by the government. Are they so unresourceful in their search for more ideal avenues that they keep harping on the same obvious lines?

Malaysia stands out as a model of peace and harmony. Must we shatter that image just because some of us feel that some things are not right?