Jumaat, 9 April 2010

Kantoi, UMNO Tak Layak Bersuara!

Umno sudah hilang kelayakan untuk bersuara berhubung isu Apco. Samaada nak menafikan atau cuba menegak benang yang basah berkenaan dengan keterlibatan ejen Israel secara tak langsung dalam pentadbiran negara melalui Apco ini.

Ini kerana dua orang kuat mereka yang berkuasa dalam keselamatan negara telah mengakui kewujudan anasir anasir yang dipercayai berhubungkait dengan rejim zionis Israel.

Pertama, pengakuan dari Musa Hassan selaku Ketu Polis Negara sendiri tentang Asiasoft, sebuah syarikat yang didaftarkan di Singapura yang berpengkalan di Tel Aviv telah dihalang dari memasuki Bukit Aman.

Kedua, pengakuan dari Hishamuddin selaku menteri yang jaga hal ehwal dalam negeri juga tentang Asiasoft yang telah di tamatkan kontrak. Lantas dia jugak mau siasatan terperinci dijalankan hasil dari dakwaan Anwar yang amat serius ini.

Isu Apco ni saja sudah cukup untuk mengalahkan BN dalam PRK di Hulu Selangor nanti.


Sibu, the swan town

WHAT do you call a resident of Sibu? I have some friends there and one of them said he is a Sibuian. Another, however, claims to be a Siburian.

Ask around and you will hear some townsfolk saying they are Sibunite or Sibuan.

Whatever you call them, the people of Sibu are staunchly proud of their town, which has several 'record breaking' features that sort of compensate for its poor siting on what was marsh land at the time it was founded.

sibu-1There is no escaping the flash floods that occur several times a year (pic).

The population is dominated by the Chinese especially the Foochows. Others include the  indigenous Melanau, Malay and Iban. The population of Sibu district, according to 2009 census, is about 260,000.

Sibu , which I reckon is about the size of Ipoh city, is the main tourist gateway to the upper Sungai Rajang , with its small riverine towns and many Iban and Orang Ulu longhouses.
A frontier town by the river

It's in the news now following the death of Bandar Sibu MP Robert Lau Hoi Chew.

Lau, who died at 66 after a long illness on Thursday, will be remembered as the man who modernised Sibu although its status as the second largest city in Sarawak (after Kuching) has since been overtaken by Miri.

The Sibu district has another parliamentary seat, Lanang. The MP there is Tiong Thai King, the current Sibu Municipal Council chairman.

robert-lau-hoi-chewIt was only once that the DAP had won Bandar Sibu and that was in 1982, albeit a small majority. Then SUPP 'giant' and state minister Dr Wong Soon Kai was surprisingly beaten by DAP novice Ling Sie Ming. There are three state seats within the constituency: Bawang Assan, Pelawan and Nangka.

In Lanang, there are two state seats:  Bukit Assek and Dudong.

In the March 2008 general election, Lau (pic) retained Bandar Sibu with a 3,235-vote majority in a three-cornered fight with PKR's Lim Chin Chuang  and Sarawak DAP chairman Wong Ho Leng.

Except for Bukit Assek, where Wong is the state assemblyman,  the other state seats in the two parliamentary constituencies are held by the Barisan.

It has been more than 15 years since I stepped into Sibu and I had visited the town and its outskirts at least four times before that.

Several people were my hosts during  my visits there,  taking me to different places by 4WD and express boats and introducing me to the 'wonders' of their town and the longhouses on the outskirts.

I was taken to restaurants selling exotic animal meat - like crocodile and flying fox -  though I was not game enough to try them. And every street in town, I thought, had a girlie barber or some sleazy joint.
The 'first' sides of Sibu

Sibu has a reputation as a rough, frontier town on the riverside. It was the 'New Foochow'  to the immigrants from Fujian who settled in Sibu in the early 20th century at the invitation of Sarawak's second White Rajah Charles Brooke.

Due to the Rajang  bustling with activity, Sibu served an important role in the Brooke administration as a trading centre between the coast and the vast upriver hinterland. It continues to fulfill this role today.

There has been tremendous development over the years and I am told that much of the transformation of the town was attributed to Lau.

Sibu now boasts of having the tallest building in Sarawak  - the 28-storey Wisma Sanyan (to be surpassed by a towering building in Kuching soon) and the largest town square in the country.

The Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum is the first medical museum in Malaysia, in honour of one of the oldest hospitals in Sarawak.

Its Central Market is the biggest indoor market in Malaysia and home to thousands of stalls selling fresh vegetables, fruits, live poultry and numerous farm, livestock and forest products.

One of my pals wrote to me in February that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had visited the market during an official trip to Sarawak and had posted pictures of his visit there on his official Facebook page.

sibu-2When Lau was chairing the Sibu Municipal Council, he had this grand idea of promoting his town globally and proposed the idea of having a 'Visit Sibu Year.' This, however, was only carried out about five years later.

During his council term, Lau adopted the swan as the symbol and mascot of the town.
The swan, the symbol
The bird is actually non-existent in Sibu, except for numerous huge artificial swans and statues.

However, according to the Chinese community there, when the early immigrants arrived in Sibu in the mid 19th century and early 20th century, the Sungai Rajang reminded them of Swan River in Fuzhou, China.

And it is this tale that inspired Lau to take the swan as the town's symbol.

Due to his passion to promote the town he is often called 'Mr Sibu' and  because he actively promoted toilet cleanliness during his stint as Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister (2004 - 2008) he was also known as 'Mr Toilet.'

Lau also promoted tree-planting and green lungs in town and city areas.
River cruise into the deep
His grand design to make Sibu a preferred tourist destination in Sarawak's central region bore fruit when the municipal council launched 'Visit Sibu Year 2009.'

A major attraction introduced during the year was the Pandaw River Cruise, a nine-day cruising up Sungai Rajang, the longest river in the country, deep into the rural areas of Sarawak.

sibu-3Tourists in the cruise enjoy the sceneries of the tropical rainforests as well as visiting traditional and modern long houses.

However, while Lau was the most popular personality from Sibu in recent times, the town's most  illustrious sons is arguably Sarawakian nationalist Rosli Dhoby.

He is remembered for his assassination of Sir Duncan George Stewart, the second governor of colonial Sarawak in 1948.

Rosli was sentenced to death by hanging and was buried at the Kuching Central Prison in 1950. After 46 years of his remains resting in the prison compound, it was moved out from the prison and and re-buried at the Sarawak Heroes Mausoleum near the Sibu Town Mosque on March 2, 1996.
A hero remembered

In honour of his involvement in the anti-colonial movement and his struggle against the British, Rosli and his accomplices in the assassination (Awang Ramli Amit, Bujang Suntong,and Morshidi Sidek) were later given a full state funeral by the Sarawak Government.

Thus, Sibu citizens - by whatever name they call themselves -  certainly have much to tell visitors about their history, heritage and local heroes.

Should there be a by-election arising from Lau's death it would certainly be a great opportunity to bring the 'swan town' into the mainstream of national news to share its wonders with all Malaysians. —Malaysian Mirror

Penduduk Hulu Selangor Tolak MIC, Mahu Calon Melayu

HULU SELANGOR 9 APR: Keputusan Barisan Nasional meletakkan calon MIC bagi mewakili penduduk Hulu Selangor tidak menggembirakan penduduk sekitar Kuala Kubu Bahru.

Malah, penyokong parti Umno jelas kecewa dengan pencalonan wakil dari MIC, yang mereka sifatkan tidak mewakili hasrat akar umbi.

Ia berikutan sebanyak 52.7 peratus komposisi pengundi Parlimen Hulu Selangor adalah kaum Melayu, dengan sebahagian besar penyokong Umno tertumpu di empat  kawasan Felda di sini.

Akar umbi Umno juga tidak yakin calon MIC mampu menandingi wibawa calon Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

"Kita nak Melayulah. Sebab calon PKR kuat," kata penduduk, Shariman Mokhtar.

"Kalau MIC, pakcik tak setuju," kata Abd Razak Yaakob pula.

Penduduk, Norin Arshad pula berpendapat demikian: "Kalau majoriti Melayu ramai, berharap calon daripada orang Melayu."

"Kalau sini kawasan Melayu, harus  calon Melayu," kata Muhammad Hairy Marazat pula.

Shukri Mat pula menganggap parti politik wajar mempertimbang faktor masyarakat Felda yang majoriti tentunya kaum Melayu kerana ia membawa sentimen tersendiri.

Isa Mat Daud pula berkata, penduduk akan terus memberontak dengan tidak mengundi Barisan Nasional kerana mereka tidak lagi wakil MIC sebagai Ahli Parlimen.

Pakatan Rakyat Akan Bertanding Parlimen Sibu

KUCHING 9 APR: Pakatan Rakyat akan meletakkan calon pada pilihan raya kecil Parlimen Bandar Sibu, kata Pengerusi Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak, Baru Bian.

Kerusi Parlimen itu kosong berikutan kematian Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan, Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew yang juga Ahli Parlimen Sibu akibat barah dan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) dijangka mengadakan mesyuarat bagi menentukan tarikh pilihan raya pada 16 April ini.

Baru Bian mewakili PKR Sarawak turut mengucapkan takziah kepada keluarga dan waris Robert Lau.

"Kita mengucapkan takziah ke atas keluarga Robert," katanya kepada TV Selangor, hari ini.
Robert Lau, 68, dari Parti Rakyat Sarawak Bersatu atau SUPP memenangi kerusi tersebut dengan majoriti 3,235 selepas memperoleh 19,138 undi menewaskan calon DAP, Wong Ho Leng (15,903) dan calon PKR, Lim Chin Chuang (812).

Kematian mendiang mendorong pilihan raya kecil kesebelas terpaksa diadakan dalam tempoh 60 hari bagi mengisi kekosongan kerusi berkenaan.

Robert Lau mewakili Parlimen Sibu sejak 1990.

Parlimen itu mempunyai lebih 53,000 dengan 60 peratus mereka adalah pengundi Cina manakala kaum lain ialah Melanau ( 20 peratus), Iban (18 peratus) manakala Orang Ulu (1.1 peratus).

Sehubungan itu, Pakatan Rakyat bersiap sedia untuk menghadapi pilihan raya kecil kali kedua di sana selepas pilihan raya DUN Batang Ai, bagi mengisi kekosongan kerusi Parlimen Bandar Baru Sibu.

Baru Bian berharap sesiapa sahaja nama yang dicalonkan untuk pilihan raya kecil itu dalam masa terdekat ini akan disokong oleh semua pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat dan seluruh pengundi kawasan berkenaan.

"Tentu sekali kita akan bertanding dan itu adalah peluang untuk kita bertanding dan mungkin calon adalah dari DAP atau PKR dan kita ada calon yang selayaknya dan kita harap akan bersetujulah," katanya.

'Hulu Selangor is not a routine electoral battle'

By Athi Shankar
GEORGE TOWN: The Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election will be a mid-term referendum on both the Barisan Nasional federal government and Pakatan Rakyat opposition, said an academician today.
It will be a review of the performance of the Selangor PKR-led government, said Associate Professor Sivamurugan Pandian from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
He said both BN and Pakatan should not wrongly perceive the by-election on April 25 as just another routine electoral battle between them.
Hulu Selangor would be the 10th by-election battle in the country since the last general election in March, 2008.
The earlier battles were in Permatang Pauh, Kuala Terengganu and Bukit Gantang parliamentary constituencies, and Bukit Selambau, Batang Ai, Penanti, Manek Urai, Permatang Pasir and Bagan Pinang state seats.
The score now stands at Pakatan seven and BN two.
Sivamurugan said the by-election would be the yardstick to measure the success and people’s approval ratings on the performances of both BN and Pakatan.
‘It would be an indicator of strengths and weaknesses.
“It will give contesting parties the impetus to rectify mistakes and build on popular support to keep the momentum going to face the next general election,” said Sivamurugan.
Feel-good factor
The lecturer argued that the by-election result would demonstrate the people’s acceptance of Umno president Najib Tun Razak as the country’s sixth prime minister and, his “1Malaysia” concept and socio-economic policies, including the recently unveiled New Economic Model (NEM).
He said NEM, 1Malaysia, disappearance of fighter jet engines from Sungai Besi air force base and corruption, besides other major national issues, would dominate the by-election.
“The result would indicate whether the so-called feel-good factor of Najib’s administration had translated into votes.
“Hulu Selangor election will be a one-year appraisal of Najib’s performance,” said Sivamurugan, the deputy dean of USM’s School of Social Sciences.
He said the by-election would also adjudge the performance and leadership quality of Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim, especially in the wake of the recent internal turmoil in his party, PKR.
He said Hulu Selangor voters would express their views through the ballot boxes on Anwar’s leadership credentials and credibility in handling political problems, such as the defections of several PKR MPs and criticisms against his leadership.
He said the PKR-led Selangor government’s performance and policies would also come under public scrutiny.
He added that public perception on the performance of Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim would be a key factor in determining the outcome.
Going to the wire
The by-election was called following the death of incumbent MP from PKR, Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
There are 64,500 registered voters in Hulu Selangor, with 63,701 walk-in voters and 799 postal voters.
Malays make up the majority with 34,020 voters or 52.7 percent, followed by the Chinese (16,964 or 26.3 percent), and Indians (12,453 or 19.3 percent).
In 2008 general election, Zainal Abidin won the seat with a slim 198-majority margin against MIC’s deputy president G Palanivel.
Although Malays and Chinese form the bulk of voters, political observers predict that the Indian voters will make the difference between triumph and defeat in this by-election.
Strategists from Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) and Human Rights Party (HRP) have predicted both BN and Pakatan needed to secure at least 4,000 Indian votes to emerge victorious.
Without the support and campaign drive of Hindraf and HRP, observers see PKR facing an uphill task to retain the semi-rural constituency.
Sivamurugan said if the BN candidate was chosen from MIC, it would be a chance for the Indian-based party to bounce back from its current political wilderness to public relevancy, especially among Indians.
“If MIC was rejected again, the party is no longer relevant for Indians,” he said.
Predicting it to be a tight “first-past-the-pole” race going to the wire, he said the quality of candidates would influence the voters and tilt the balance.
“It’s too close to call.
“Both BN and Pakatan will have equal chance to win the seat.
“Correct campaign strategies, right candidates and public opinions would decide the outcome,” said the academician.

RM28 million contract awarded to a RM2 company called APCO Worldwide Sdn Bhd

First, as reported on The Malaysian Insider, the de facto law minister Nazri Aziz admitted that the government has awarded a contract totalling RM28 million to APCO Worldwide:
… Umno is a member of the Barisan Nasional who employs APCO and is paying APCO RM28 million…
Second, according to the official document from the Companies Commission of Malaysia (Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia), APCO Worldwide Sdn Bhd, formerly known as Mind Teams Sdn Bhd and the local agent for APCO Worldwide based in Washington DC, is a RM2 company (total issued ordinary shares).
So we now have the bigger picture: Malaysian government awarded RM28 million worth of contract to a RM2 company. In case you are not aware, with RM2 as its issued ordinary shares, the maximum exposure or liability the company has in its business dealings, including the RM28 million contract with Malaysian government, is … RM2.
Worse, the two sole shareholders are fishy too. Hasniza Bt Wazer seems to be only 30 years of age, according to her IC number. Whereas, Rohani Bt Mat Yatim is 46 years old. Interestingly, none of them sits on the board of directors of the company. Six other ladies and gentlemen are the directors: Yiap Tiew Kuang, Tan Poh Oon, Larry Erle Snoddon, Paul Geoffrey Stadlen, Denise Marie Teeling, and Margery Klaus. The “sins” of some of these people and APCO Worldwide are already well covered by Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (here, herehere and here) and jelas.info (here and here)
Both Hasniza and Rohani do not have any semblance of businesswomen/investors at all, because, according to some other official records, Hasniza stays in some “perumahan awam” (public housing) at Setapak Jaya whereas Rohani stays in a Sentul Park Apartment. At least their residential addresses do not match the type of business APCO Worldwide is in. So they are most likely two proxy shareholders.
(Incidentally, the pair of “Haniza Wazer + Rohani Mat Yatim” has appeared in quite a few dubious business transactions, many of them involving RM2 companies. [Google] [Yahoo] For instance, Cepat Wawasan Group Bhd acquired Magnum Kapital, another RM2 company, from the pair. They seem like ‘professional proxy shareholders’. According to a lawyer friend familiar with commercial matters, such practice of using proxy shareholders is not uncommon, but usually happens in cases of ’something to hide’ and may potentially step into gray area of business legality.)
Why do you want to have two proxy shareholders? Even the retarded will think that there is something to hide by the actual shareholders. For the Malaysian public, the question naturally comes to mind is, “Who actually owns APCO Worldwide Sdn Bhd and therefore are benefiting from the huge government contract?”
It is no doubt that APCO Worldwide (the global consulting group) is a serious business and therefore no one will dispute the enormous price-tag of RM28 million, not that we agree with the fact that the government should spend the huge amount of money on cosmetic packaging to make the BN government looks good. But the RM28 million certainly goes into the coffer of APCO Worldwide Sdn Bhd first, before eventually reaching the APCO HQ in Washington DC. The actual owner(s) of APCO Worldwide Sdn Bhd will certainly take a ‘cut’, and we do not know who takes that cut and how much it will be.
A RM2 company and a multi-million dollar contract? It suddenly rings a bell, doesn’t it? Was it not Zahrain Hashim, the MP who quit PKR to become ‘independent’, also allegedly eyeing such a contract from Penang state government for his own RM2 company? But it went sour (he didn’t get it after intervention by Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng), ‘forcing’ Zahrain to turn ‘katak’ (read: BN friendly).
But in the case of APCO Worldwide, it is much worse. Not only do we have potential compromise to Malaysia’s national security, we have absolute absence of transparency (at least we knew Zahrain was behind his own RM2 company). Prime minister Najib has been emphasising transparency in his proposed New Economic Model, and yet he himself does not practise what he preaches – by awarding a RM28 million contract to APCO Worldwide Sdn Bhd, a RM2 company with dubious proxy shareholders.

Judaism, Israel and Zionism

Yes, that’s right. Malaysia considers Singapore the Israel of the East. And the Israel of the East works closely with the Israel of the Middle East. Yet we hand the job of setting up our security system to our perceived enemies. Is this a wise decision?
Raja Petra Kamarudin
I am against Nazism. I am not against Germans or Germany. I am against Fascism. I am not against Italians or Italy. I am against Imperialism. I am not against Americans or the United States. I am against Autocracy. I am not against Arabs or Saudi Arabia. And the list goes on. In that same spirit, I am against Zionism. I am not against Jews or Israel.
We must differentiate between Zionism (just like Nazism, Fascism, Imperialism, Autocracy and whatnot) and Jews or Israel. Many Jews are opposed to Zionism -- as there were Germans who opposed Nazism, Italians who opposed Fascism, Arabs who want free elections and the right to choose their leaders, plus Americans who oppose the foreign policies of the United States, even as far back as the Vietnam War.
The policies of governments and regimes are decided by its leaders, not by its people. Should we hate Malaysia, a nation of 27 million people, because 191 Umno division leaders choose their President who ultimately becomes the Prime Minister of Malaysia? The system sucks but that is the system. 191 Malays decide their party president and we are lumbered with this man as our national leader. I did not choose him and neither did almost all of you reading this. Should we suffer the hate because of the bad system that allows something like this?
The APCO and Asiasoft issues come to mind when we talk about Zionism. I would like to visit Israel if I were allowed to. But I can’t do that because Malaysians are banned from travelling to Israel. I oppose this policy. It is not my policy. It is the policy of our government. But I have no choice but to comply with this policy because I hold a Malaysian passport, which clearly states I am not permitted to travel to Israel.
So, being a loyal Malaysian, I follow the rules although there are ways I can travel to Israel if I want to without the government finding out. This is what the Malaysian government has decided. And this is what I am forced to follow whether I like it or not. What business, therefore, does the Malaysian government have in breaking its own rules?
This is the issue. The issue is not that we hate Jews or Israel. In fact, I love Jews. I think the Jews are the most talented people in the world. My favourite singers/entertainers, song writers/composers, actors/actresses, movie producers/directors, writers/authors, thinkers/philosophers, doctors/scientists, and whatnot, are Jews. Hey, almost all the Prophets of the People of the Book were Jews. Abraham, Moses, Jesus and many more were Jews. So how can I hate Jews?
So let us get one thing very clear. It is Malaysia that refuses to recognise Israel and bans Malaysians from travelling to Israel. Malaysia does not have any diplomatic relations with Israel. That is the Malaysian government’s choice. So the Malaysian government must live by its own rules.
But now the Malaysian government has violated its own rules. It set the rules and it violated its own rules. This is intolerable. What if I decide to make a trip to Israel? Will I be in violation of Malaysian law? Why can’t I also ignore this law that forbids Malaysians from visiting Israel?
The issue here, however, extends beyond the issue of Israel. Bukit Aman has embarked on an estimated RM1 billion computerisation program. But the project was given to one company. And to hide this fact it was parcelled out to a few companies with instructions that all these companies must sub-contract the project to one company.
In essence, only one company got this massive project. And, to cover their tracks, it was disguised to make it appear like a few companies got the project. And, to make it worse, this beneficiary company is linked to the IGP. So there is an element of abuse of power, conflict of interest, and corruption, in the awarding of this contract.
That, in essence, is what it is all about.
Furthermore, the ultimate beneficiary of this project is a company that is based in countries that Malaysia considers ‘enemy states’, Singapore and Israel. This opens Malaysia to a security risk.
Now, we must remember, most wars are fought between neighbours. History has proven this. Once in awhile we have situations where Britain goes to war with Argentina or the United States invades Iraq, countries halfway across the world. Most times, however, wars are fought between neighbours.
Okay, this matter is seldom talked about openly, but let’s talk about it anyway. Malaysia arms itself with fighter jets, armoured cars, gunboats, submarines and whatnot. Why? Who do we wish to attack? Or whom do we wish to defend ourselves against? America? France? Germany? Italy? Great Britain? Russia? China?
Certainly not! If any of the great powers wish to attack Malaysia they need not send in their army, navy or air force. All they need to do is to make a phone call and we will have to open our doors to them without firing a shot. We are arming ourselves to defend ourselves against our neighbours. And one neighbour in particular that we are most worried about is Singapore.
Yes, that’s right. Malaysia considers Singapore the Israel of the East. And the Israel of the East works closely with the Israel of the Middle East. Yet we hand the job of setting up our security system to our perceived enemies. Is this a wise decision?
That is the real issue. We arm ourselves because we fear one neighbour in particular. We spend billions on arming ourselves when that money could have instead been used to build more and better hospitals, schools and universities. Then we compromise our security by handing the job of managing our security to ‘enemy states’.
In the United States or Britain you need high security clearance before you are entrusted with the job of getting involved in security or defence contracts. In Malaysia any Tom, Dick and Harry can be given the job just as long as they are prepared to pay kickbacks, commission or ‘under-the-table’ money.
So can we please refocus? The bone of contention is not the Jews or Israel. It is not even Singapore. It is in how we manage our security, and how we manage public spending. Is corruption and kickbacks always the criteria when we do things? Currently it appears so.
On the APCO issue, again, it is not about the Jews. It is about spending RM28 million of the taxpayers’ money and using RM2 front companies to disguise the link to the real beneficiaries of the contract. Should the taxpayers be made to pay for something that benefits not the taxpayers but Umno?
The debate appears to be centred on the fact that the Jews are behind APCO and Asiasoft. That is only one issue and is an issue only because Malaysia refuses to recognise Israel and treats Israel as an enemy state. If Malaysia is prepared to recognise Israel and lifts the ban on Malaysians travelling to Israel then that issue can disappear. Is Malaysia prepared to do this? I would agree to that move.
The next thing to focus on would be the implementation process of these projects. Even if the projects were given to our allies from the OIC we still need to look into the manner the projects were implemented. Corruption is still corruption even if it involves ‘brother nations’.
The Malaysian government, in particular Umno, is running scared because the ‘Israeli connection’ has been revealed. They are not concerned about the corruption angle. Malaysia is never concerned about corruption. They are more worried about what the Malay voters would think. And since most seats depend on Malay votes then what the Malay voters think is important. That is what Umno fears most.
The opposition is now able to exploit this issue to the fullest. So Umno has to make it appear like it is no big deal and that the opposition is making a mountain out of a molehill. If the opposition is clever enough in exploiting this issue then Umno is in trouble.
There is nothing wrong in the opposition exploiting this issue. In politics everything is fair game. This is what politics is all about. So go exploit the issue to the maximum and sway the Malays. Show the Malays that Umno is hypocritical and has sold out to Israel.
We must remember: it was Umno that first used the Jewish connection issue. As far back as ten years ago they alleged that Anwar Ibrahim is an American agent and a tool of the Jews (now a tool of the Chinese as well). That is what they threw at Anwar. Now Anwar can throw the same thing back at them.
Hey, you decided the rules of the game. The opposition is just playing by your rules. So why grumble when Anwar now also reveals how Umno works with Israel? I would say good for Anwar and well done. Go for it! What goes around comes around. Those who live by the sword die by the sword.
And what more issues do you want to raise? That Anwar is gay? Hey, wait until I reveal the story about Ahmad Ismail of Penang. I even have some photographs. Want to play the he-is-gay game? I too can play that game. But then I really do not care whether you are straight, gay or bisexual. I am not concerned about who you screw. I am only concerned when you screw Malaysians and the taxpayers.

PRK Hulu Selangor: UMNO vs UMNO... gaduh gaduh gaduh gaduh gaduh... APCO..! Help..!

Oleh: Pria Malaya

Ternyata bangkai gajah tidak dapat ditutup hanya dengan timbunan daun kering..kebusukannya pasti juga teserlah..Umno dan Najib kini berhadapan dengan keadaan yg cukup genting..hakikat ini tentunya tidak dirasai oleh Umno luar Hulu Selangor, tetap bahang dan kepanasannya dirasai oleh kepimpinan dan ahli/penyokong Umno Hulu Selangor sendiri...

Mereka menuntut supaya calon melayu dari Umno untuk bertanding..mereka sanggup menghantar memorandum kepada Najib demi mempertaruhkan seorang calon berbangsa Melayu sebagai ayam sabung mereka menentang calon Melayu dari parti PR..bahkan lebih dari itu, mereka mengugut akan memboikot PRK kali ini jika tuntutan mereka tidak diendahkan..

Persoalan kini, apakah Najib lebih mengutamakan pandangan dari penduduk Hulu Selangor sendiri, atau hanya mengambilkira pandangan dan suara dari pihak luar Hulu Selangor..sama2 kita saksikan babak seterusnya...

Ikuti pengakuan khas mengenai kemelut dalaman Umno/BN ini oleh seorang blogger Umno (csimelayu.blogspot.com) yang melaporkan langsung dari Felda Sungai Tengi, Hulu Selangor, yang kemudiannya disahkan oleh seorang blogger fanatik Umno, House PK...

baca seterusnya di sini...

Dua kes gaduh di Hulu S'gor

Meskipun kempen pilihan raya kecil bagi Parlimen Hulu Selangor belum bermula tetapi dua laporan pergaduhan di kawasan tersebut yang melibatkan penyokong parti politik telah pun diterima polis dalam minggu ini.

Satu daripada laporan itu dilaporkan berlaku ketika Presiden MIC Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu melakukan lawatan di Taman Bukit Teratai baru-baru ini manakala satu lagi kes dilaporkan berlaku di kawasan Kuala Kubu Bahru.

Tanpa menamakan parti politik yang terlibat, Ketua Polis Selangor Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar berkata kes pergaduhan itu disiasat di bawah Seksyen 323 Kanun Keseksaan.

"Punca pergaduhan masih disiasat. Polis telah mengambil beberapa keterangan daripada yang terlibat manakala beberapa orang lagi akan diambil keterangan dalam masa terdekat," katanya kepada pemberita selepas mengadakan lawatan ke Hospital Selayang sempena Hari Polis di Kuala Lumpur hari ini.

Khalid berkata orang ramai termasuk orang luar perlu mematuhi undang-undang serta tidak melakukan tindakan yang boleh menggugat ketenteraman awam dan mencemar proses demokrasi ketika pilihan raya.
MIC yakin 70 peratus pengundi India kembali sokong BN
Dalam perkembangan lain, MIC Hulu Selangor yakin kira-kira 70 peratus daripada 12,453 pengundi India akan kembali menyokong Barisan Nasional (BN) pada pilihan raya kecil bagi kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor 25 April ini.

Ketua Penerangannya, Raily Muniandy berkata MIC bahagian yakin sasaran itu akan dicapai bagi membaik pulih rekod kurang memberangsangkan parti komponen BN pada pilihan raya umum Mac 2008.

da pilihan raya umum lepas cuma dapat sokongan 30 peratus. Kali ini kami yakin boleh dapat 70 peratus sokongan pengundi India untuk pastikan BN menang,” katanya ketika ditemui di Kuala Kubu Baru di sini.

Kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor dimiliki MIC menerusi Datuk G. Palanivel sejak 1990 sebelum Timbalan Presiden MIC itu tewas kepada Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad daripada PKR dengan majoriti 198 undi pada Mac 2008.

Pilihan raya kecil bagi kerusi parlimen Hulu Selangor pada 25 April ini diadakan ekoran kematian Zainal Abidin pada 25 Mac lepas.

Muniandy berkata, BN berpeluang merampas semula kawasan itu berdasarkan perubahan sentimen rakyat, terutama pengundi India, yang sebelum ini tidak menyokong MIC antara lain kerana terpengaruh dengan dakwaan Hindraf.

Selaku pencabar di kawasan parlimen itu, BN akan meletakkan calon daripada MIC yang akan diumumkan pada 15 April iaitu dua hari sebelum tarikh penamaan calon

- Bernama

Nizar dakwa MB Perak takut bubar DUN

Oleh Syed Mu’az Syed Putra
KUALA LUMPUR, 9 April — Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin (gambar) menganggap Menteri Besar Perak, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir sebagai “penakut” kerana tidak berani untuk membubarkan Dewan Undangan Negerinya (DUN) bagi mengadakan pilihan raya baru walaupun hasil kajian menunjukkan Barisan Nasional (BN) berupaya untuk menang.
“Beliau (Zambry) kata BN akan menang sekiranya pilihan raya baru diadakan, itu apa yang tersurat tetapi hakikatnya beliau sendiri tidak yakin untuk menang.
“Sebab itu beliau kata tidak berhasrat untuk membubarkan DUN bagi mengadakan pilihan raya baru dengan mahu menumpukan kepada agenda pembangunan Perak selain mengotakan janji kepada rakyat.
“Ketika persidangan mengapa beliau menggunakan khidmat polis untuk mengawal persidangan, menutup mikrofon dan tidak membenarkan media masuk untuk membuat liputan?
“Ini menunjukkan beliau sendiri tidak yakin dengan diri sendiri dan takut kalah sebab itu macam-macam alasan diberikan untuk tidak membubarkan DUN,” katanya ketika dihubungi The Malaysian Insider hari ini.
Beliau berkata demikian ketika mengulas kenyataan Zambry yang mengatakan kerajaan negeri tidak berhasrat membubarkan DUN bagi mengadakan pilihan raya baru sekalipun hasil kajian menunjukkan BN berupaya untuk menang.
Nizar yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Pasir Panjang berkata, hasil kajian dari Pakatan Rakyat (PR) juga menunjukkan keputusan positif.
“Hasil kajian kita menunjukkan sekiranya pilihan raya baru diadakan seluruh kerusi MCA serta MIC akan kalah dan lebih separuh kerusi BN akan menjadi milik PR.
“Ini kerana majoriti rakyat masih memberikan sokongan kepada kita dan mereka mahu melihat pilihan raya baru diadakan.
“Kita telah bekerja kuat selama ini dan kita yakin menang sekiranya pilihan raya baru diadakan,” katanya.
Tambahnya, tindakan Zambry yang tidak mahu mengadakan pilihan raya baru bertentangan dengan prinsip rakyat didahulukan, pencapaian diutamakan.
“Beliau kata rakyat didahulukan tetapi mengapa tidak mahu mengadakan pilihan raya baru?
“Rakyat mahu pilihan raya baru diadakan tetapi Zambry tidak mahu, bukankah ini bertentangan dengan prinsip rakyat didahulukan?
“Ini jelas menunjukkan beliau tidak mendahulukan rakyat tetapi lebih kepada soal kepentingan politiknya,” katanya lagi.

PRK Hulu Selangor : Umno bahagian kena terima calon MIC..........

hulu petaUmno bahagian Hulu Selangor berharap ahli dan penyokong parti itu boleh menerima calon MIC untuk pilihanraya kecil Parlimen tersebut 25 April ini.
"Mereka kena faham, ini pilihanraya kecil bukan senang hendak ubah kuota kerusi yang telah diberikan kepada MIC. Kalau pilihanraya umum, lain ceritalah, " kata ahli jawatankuasa (AJK) Umno bahagian, Yusof Ismail.

"Kita kena ikut apa yang telah diputuskan oleh pemimpin kita.
Jadi kita semua kena sokong calon yang dipilih oleh pucuk pimpinan parti kita.
"Memang ada desakan supaya kerusi itu dikembalikan kepada Umno tetapi kita kena ingat ini kerusi MIC ," tambahnya.
Beliau berkata demikian ketika ditanya mengenai kemungkinan ahli dan penyokong Umno bahagian tidak dapat menerima calon MIC dalam pilihanraya kecil itu.
Sebelum ini ada lapuran Umno bahagian mahu Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib bertanding di kawasan parlimen tersebut.
Yusof berkata, pembangkang tiada pengaruh di Hulu Selangor kerana ia merupakan kawasan yang menjadi kubu kuat BN.
"Pembangkang buat apa di sini (Hulu Selangor), selain menabur fitnah termasuk di dalam khutbah Jumaat," katanya lagi.
Menurutnya, jentera pilihanraya Umno Hulu Selangor telah bersedia menghadapi pilihanraya kecil tersebut.
Katanya,  rungutan peneroka Felda  mengenai kekurangan rumah telah diatasi apabila kerajaan pusat meluluskan kawasan seluas kira-kira 200 ekar di Felda Sungai Tengi.
"Kalau pembangkang kata Felda merupakan kubu kuat mereka, itu silap besar.
Kawasan Felda merupakan kubu kuat Umno," katanya.
Pilihanraya kecil Hulu Selangor diadakan berikutan kematian penyandangnya dari PKR Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
Suruhanjaya pilihanraya menetapkan hari penamaan calon pada 17 April dan pengundian pada  25 April.

Pakatan Rakyat Diundang Menyertai International Federation of Liberals Democracy

Anwar Oleh Qayum Rahman
International Federation of Liberals Democracy mengundang Parti Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Untuk menjadi ahli gabungan berikutan dasar-dasar perjuang Pakatan Rakyat berada pada landasan yang sama bersama pertubuhan tersebut.
Presidennya, Hans Van Baalen berkata, perbincangan dua hala yang diadakan bersama Ketua Umum PKR Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sependapat dimana kedua-dua pihak dapat bekerjasama dalam bidang demokrasi.

Anwar pula berkata, penghormatan yang diberikan oleh Federation of Liberals Democracy untuk menyertai persatuan tersebut akan dibincangkan bersama ahli jawatankuasa parti Keadilan dalam masa terdekat.
"Saya amat berterima kasih atas undangan yang diberikan oleh oleh Federation of Liberals Democracy melalui Hans dan berharap kerjasama lebih erat akan terjalin selepas ini.
"Perbincangan bersama itu mencapai keputusan terbaik berkaitan hak asasi manusia yang memerlukan pendekatan lebih mendalam dari terus ditindas oleh pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab," katanya selepas mengadakan pertemuan dengan Han di Kuala Lumpur semalam.
Anwar berkata, Pakatan Rakyat menjadi pilihan federation kerana dasar-dasar yang diutarakan kedua-dua pihak adalah sama untuk mengatasi penindasan hak asasi manusia.
Menurutnya lagi, Federation of Liberals Democracy menganggapkan Pakatan Rakyat (Pakatan) adalah satu parti yang mempunyai masa depan yang cerah untuk membantu memperbaiki percaturan ekonomi Malaysia.
"Federation percaya bahawa Pakatan akan dapat membantu pertumbuhan ekonomi Malaysia dari terus merudum dan akan mengukuhkan lagi negara dimata dunia kelak dengan persiapan dasar-dasar terbaik dalam Pakatan.
"Pertemuan bersama persatuan-persatuan luar negara akan mengukuhkan lagi Pakatan untuk terus maju kehadapan dengan
sokongan idea terbaik dari mereka," katanya.
Anwar turut menyatakan kerajaan luar negara berani menyokong Pakatan kerana terlalu banyak penyelewengan dalam pentadbiran kerajaan Malaysia sehingga menyebabkan kerajaan luar negara tidak menghormati Malaysia.

Hadiah Dari UMNO@APCO : Tarif Elektrik Dijangka Naik Pertengahan Tahun 2010.

peter chin fah kui Oleh Fazy Sahir
KUALA LUMPUR: Menteri Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui tidak menolak kemungkinan tarif elektrik dinaikkan pertengahan tahun ini.
Ia berikutan terdapat desas-desus bahawa kenaikan tarif elektrik bakal dilaksanakan Jun ini.

"Ia bukan dilakukan dalam masa terdekat, tetapi tahun ini ada kemungkinan tarif elektrik naik," katanya ketika dihubungi Free Malaysia Today.
Dalam mesyuarat kabinet Februari lalu, Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak mengumumkan untuk tidak meluluskan usul kenaikan tarif ekoran bantahan pelbagai pihak.
Namun menurut Peter pihaknya masih dalam perancangan untuk membuat semakan semula tarif tarif elektrik itu.
"Kami memang ada rancangan untuk membuat semakan tarif tersebut namun masih belum ada tarikh yang ditetapkan lagi," kata beliau.
Tambahnya lagi,proses semakan tarif perlu kerana mengambil kira faktor-faktor seperti kenaikan permintaan pengguna yang kian meningkat.
"Semakan tarif ini perlu ambil kira faktor seperti permintaan pengguna, kos dan lain-lain," jelas beliau.
Penjelasan beliau mengukuhkan lagi tiada kenaikan dalam masa terdekat,ekoran terdapat rungutan dilontar orang ramai atas kenaikan bil elektrik seperti dilaporkan dalam
laman portal berita Harakahdaily.net.
Free Malaysia Today turut mendapatkan penjelasan sumber dalaman Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) berhubung hal berkenaan.
Sumber tersebut menjelaskan jika terdapat kenaikan dalam bil elektrik ia mungkin berlaku disebabkan cuaca panas yang melanda negara kini.
"Peningkatan penggunaan ini berlaku kerana melihatkan keadaan cuaca yang panas sekarang. Orang ramai menggunakan barang elektrik seperti penghawa dingin, kipas lebih
daripada penggunaan biasa. Itu yang menyebabkan kenaikan bil elektrik," kata sumber itu.
Malah menurutnya setakat ini tiada sebarang aduan diterima TNB membabitkan perkara berkenaan.
"Setakat ini kami belum menerima aduan mengenai hal ini. Jika ada pengguna menghadapi masalah boleh diajukan terus kepada TNB," katanya.

Persengketaan Yang Tiada Penghujung

UMNO dan MIC kini sedang hangat berbalah untuk meletakkan calon pada PRK Hulu Selangor 25 April nanti.

Media rasmi BN heboh mempamerkan cerita-cerita bahawa MIC yang akan bertanding pada PRK kali ini. Tapi keadaan sebenar tidak dihebohkan kepada orang ramai. Sebenarnya Najib ada agenda sendiri apabila membuat pengumuman sedemikian.

Buktinya di portal UTUSAN mengatakan bahawa Najib Pilih MIC atas sebab setiakawan. Jelas memperlihatkan bahawa Najib tiada pilihan lain untuk menjaga hati Samy Velu. MIC aka lebih marah apabila mengetahui hal yang sebenar iaitu agenda Najib.

Menurut satu sumber yang sahih, Najib sebenarnya telah merangka Plan A dan Plan B dengna MIC sebagai wayang dan boneka mereka untuk meraih hati pengundi. Plan A Najib adalah untuk membuat pengumuman penamaan semula tentang calon dari BN, tetapi keadaan ini bukanlah disengajakan. Untuk membuat satu senario yang lebih bermutu, Najib akan lakukan sesuatu terhadap calon MIC tersebut, contohnya apa yang terjadi pada Altantuya dan Teoh Beng Hock.
Dengan cara ini UMNO akan tetap dicalonkan sebagai wakil dari BN.

Plan B Najib adalah seperti biasa yang berlaku di mana-mana PRK sebelum ini iaitu dengan cara kotor contohnya seperti merasuah pegawai-pegawai SPRM, mensabotaj, undi pos, undi hantu dan pelbagai lagi cara kotor yang bakal kita lihat.

Apa yang diceritakan di dalam aritikel ini adalah benar sama sekali , maklumat tersebut disampaikan secara terus kepada blogger. Mari kita sama-sama saksikan apa yang bakal berlaku di PRK ini nanti.

BN Terlondeh, Kelihatan Pekung

Cogan kata untuk konvensyen tersebut ialah BN MAMPU BERUBAH!! Cuba anda perhatikan dan teliti dengan halus tentang cogan kata ini.

Sebenarnya cogan kata ni adalah tema untuk konvensyen BN di Selangor dalam meneruskan niat Jahat mereka untuk merampas Selangor. BN MAMPU BERUBAH sebenarnya telah membuka mata kita dan rakyat tentang bagaimana sebenarnya keadaan BN di tampuk penguasaan ini.

Secara terang-terangan BN telah mengaku bahawa selama ini mereka tidak mempunyai kesepakatan dan pesefahaman yang utuh antara parti komponen BN itu sendiri. lihat sahajalah apa yang sedang berlaku untuk PRK Hulu Selangor kali ini di mana UMNO dan MIC sendiri bertelagah untuk meletakkan calon mereka.

Apakah tujuan BN menggunakan cogan kata ini? apakah mereka terlalu gelojoh merobek harta kekayaan sehinggakan terlepas pandang perkara seperti ini?

Apa pun persoalannya telah terbukti dengan jelas bahawa BN kini tenat menanti hari kemusnahan selama 7 keturunan mereka. Terlalu banyak bukti yang terpampang untuk tontonan umum lebih-lebih lagi di PRK ini sehinggakan Najib sanggup mengulangi perbuatannya pada Altantuya. mungkinkah ini yang akan berlaku pada calon MIc nanti??

Isu P094 - WOI!! Nengok gambar nih!!

Kita selalu sibuk pasal UMNO.. Pasai apa Umno? Pasai Umno cukup bongkak bila bercakap sebab tu aku pun selalu bantai Umno...  Kahkahkah Parti lain dalam Barisan Nasional lebih releven dari Umno...  Umno tak sedar diri.. Tak sedar di untung.. Menipu mereka berjuang kemerdekaan.. Menipu mereka perjuangkan Bangsa Melayu.. Menipu berjuang bahasa Malaysia.. Sebab tu aku selalu bantai Umno...

Bila PRK Hulu Selangor ape komen MIC bila Najib umum nak bagi MIC kerusi tu? Takdak sape tau.. Pasai apa? Pasai kita mana tau bahasa dorang... hahaha Blogger Umno pun tak paham bahasa dorang.. 

Nih aku buat gambar sikit.. Boleh gak tau apa isik hati MIC... Baru Umno tau.. hahaha Bahasa telah aku transelate guna google translation.. hahaha 

Sapa gelak lebih nanti Perkasa Perkosa korang... hahahhahaha
Klik untuk besarkan....

Netanyahu bertemu Zahid Hamidi..???

Salam APCO 1Malaysia..

Korang jangan terkejut baca tajuk tu.. baca tajuk yang aku buat terbalik... Zahid Hamidi bertemu Netanyahu... Sebab dia yang bersemangat nak jumpa.. kahkahkah
Terkejut, marah, resah, berat kepala memikirkannya. dulu kerajaan Perikatan, kemudian Barisan Nasional, kemudian Barang Naik, memang bersimpati dengan Yahudi Zionis Israel. cuma dulu simpati itu tidaklah ditunjukkan secara terbuka, caranya seperti membeli khidmat nasihat kompeni sarang pelobi Zionis Israel seperti kompeni Mckinsey & Company, Solomon Barney, Saatchi & Saatchi atau dgn mengundang kehadiran pasukan kriket Israel ke Malaysia.

Tapi kini, kerajaan BN (skrg dikenali sbg Bini Najib) telah berani secara terang-terangan mengiktiraf Israel. Malaysia tidak memiliki hubungan diplomatik dgn Israel. jadi jika Menteri Pertahanan Malaysia pergi mengadap Perdana Menteri Israel, maksudnya kerajaan BN hari ini telah mengiktiraf negara Israel, hasil penakhlukan ke atas tanah rakyat Palestin.

sila baca berita (klik di sini)

sementara itu, Yunos Ali atau mesra dgn panggilan Pak Ya ada menulis analisa yg wajib kita semua fikirkan bersama (klik di sini) :

Zahid Agen Zionis?

Zahid, Menteri Pertahanan Malaysia, mengaku bertemu dengan Natanyahu Perdana Menteri rejim Zionis Israel di Paris.

Tetapi kemudiannya pula, setiausaha akhbarnya mengatakan bukannya Natanyahu, tetapi Ehud Barak, Menteri Perperangan rejim Zionis Israel.

Takkan Zahid tak kenal untuk bezakan Natanyahu dengan Barak? Atau tak ingat siapa yang dia jumpa dari rejim Zionis itu?

Namun siapa pun yang dia jumpa dari kepimpinan negara Zionis Israel itu, ada beberapa persoalan yang perlu dia jawab dan jelaskan kepada rakyat Malaysia:
  1. Pertemuan antara kepimpinan negara/kerajaan merupakan pengiktirafan negara/kerajaan tersebut, sedangkan Malaysia secara rasminya tidak mengiktiraf negara/kerajaan rejim Zionis Israel. Apakah Zahid sudah secara peribadi dan sebagai Menteri Pertahanan Malaysia sudah mengiktiraf negara/kerajaan Zionis Israel? Atau apakah Zahid merupakan orang perantaraan atau agen Zionis untuk melobi Malaysia mengiktiraf negara haram dan zalim itu?
  2. Kata Zahid, Natanyahu nak jumpa dengan dia. Apabila jumpa, maka Zahid lekturlah dia tentang kesalahan Israel terutama pendudukan haram Yahudi di Tebing Barat Palestin. Apakah Natanyahu nak berjumpa dengan Zahid untuk mendengar Zahid berleter?
  3. Tentulah ada sesuatu yang penting yang nak disampaikan kepada, atau untuk diterima daripada Zahid oleh si Natanyahu. Dan pastinya Zahid sudah tahu terlebih dahulu dan dirancang akan pertemuan itu. Apakah sesuatu itu, apakah rancangan mereka itu?
Aku mengenali Zahid semenjak di Universiti Malaya lagi dalam tahun 1970'n. Walaupun dia junior daripada aku, dia kawan dan sahabat ketika itu. Kami sama2 meronda dengan motorsikal dengan kawan2 yang lain.

Zahid zaman itu baru mula menceburkan diri sebagai aktivis mahasiswa. Tetapi tak berkesempatan dia untuk berputik, Operasi Mayang 1974 telah mencantas gerakan mahasiswa.

Salah satu sifat Zahid yang sangat aku cam dari dulu lagi ialah ia takkan membuat sesuatu secara spontan. Ia akan mengambil masa yang panjang untuk memikirkan kos-rugi-untung akan sesuatu keputusan.

Jadi, pertemuan Zahid dengan kepala rejim Zionis Israel itu, pada hemat aku sebagaimana yang aku kenali Zahid, sememangnya pun sudah dirancang.

Persoalannya, apakah rancangan mereka itu?
- tulisan Rahmat Haron 

Poster Info APCO dengan UMNO

PRK Hulu Selangor: Jentera BN Terjejas, MCA Masih Lagi Berpecah

Oleh Fazli Othman
SHAH ALAM 9 Apr - Persediaan jentera Barisan Nasional dalam pilihan raya kecil Hulu Selangor dan keyakinan masyarakat Cina terhadap parti itu terjejas ekoran tindakan Ketua Wanita MCA, Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun meletak semua jawatan di dalam kerajaan dan parti semalam.
Pengarah Strategik KEADILAN Tian Chua berkata peletakkan jawatan Mei Fun akan menyebabkan krisis kepercayaan masyarakat Cina terhadap parti tersebut dan seterusnya memangnya menjejaskan jentera BN di Hulu Selangor
"Ini menunjukkan keretakan dalam kepimpinan BN terutamanya dalam MCA.
"Apa yang berlaku di dalam parti tersebut menunjukkan parti itu masih lagi bermasalah dan kumpulan di dalam parti itu masih lagi tidak bersatu walaupun sudah bertukar presiden.
"Sayap parti terutama Wanita dan Pemuda tidak memberikan sokongan mereka kepada Presiden MCA yang baru, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.
"Saya juga nampak perletakan jawatan ini tidak dapat membentuk satu pasukan yang kuat menyebabkan masyarakat Cina tidak lagi memberikan kepercayaan mereka kepada parti tersebut," ujar Tian yang juga merupakan Ahli Parlimen Batu.
Ketua Wanita BN, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil semalam cuba menafikan persiapan jentera wanita BN bagi PRK Hulu Selangor pada 25 April ini  terjejas akibat peletakkan Mei Fun.
Timbalan Presiden MCA, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai juga cuba menyembunyikan kegusaran mengenai kemelut dalaman MCA yang menjurus kepada peletakan jawatan Ketua Wanita parti itu.
"Jadi, kita harus bekerja pantas, kita kesuntukan masa, kita harus membaiki keadaan dengan segera," kata belioau semalam.
Chew meletakkan semua jawatannya di dalam kerajaan dan parti selepas mengumumkan perkara tersebut minggu lepas.

PRK Hulu Selangor (30) Pemimpin BN jadi David Blaine la ni!

Hari tu teman dah cerita bagaimana pegawai kebajikan masyarakat tetiba muncul depan rumah mencari orang susah! Kan betul teman kabo!
Seluruh Hulu Selangor seolah-olah ada ramai magician datang!

Pimpinan UMNO-BN sekarang bolehlah diibaratkan sama fungsinya seperti David Copperfield dan David Blaine! Minta je.. kompom bolehhh!!!

Kalau tak silap teman, masjid-masjid dan suarau-surau pun dah dapat bantuan!
Mana-mana surat permohonan lama-lama diminta diprint balik dan serahkan segera kepada agensi kerajaan pusat! (tak pasti agensi mana..)

Yang ada rumah-rumah kosong dan untuk disewa jangan cerita laaa..
Inilah masanya nak buat duit!
Pastinya disewakan kepada UMNO!

Di Felda Sungai Tengi Selatan, sebuah rumah betul-betul di simpang masuk dijanjikan oleh UMNO RM5000 untuk sewaan sepanjang PRK ni!
Wah! gaji teman 5 bulan tuh!

Wah! Untunglahh Rakyat Hulu Selangor!!!
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Pilihan raya kecil: Peluang penduduk buat tuntutan
Apr 9, 10
Masyarakat sekitar Hulu Selangor menggunakan peluang pilihan raya kecil parlimen yang bakal diadakan di kawasan mereka pada 25 April untuk menuntut hak dan juga pembangunan di kawasan berkenaan. Menurut S Kavitha, 23 yang bekerja sebagai kerani di sebuah syarikat lombong, Gemilang Pintar Sdn Bhd, pilihan raya kecil adalah peluang bagi penduduk menuntut apa yang sepatutnya merupakan hak mereka. Pengundi muda itu berkata golongan berusia di kawasannya kurang 'bersemangat' membuat tuntutan tetapi sebaliknya menunggu untuk bantuan disalurkan kepada mereka.

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Kisah Benar: Mengapa saya tinggalkan Malaysia?

Situasi modal insan di Malaysia tidak bertambah baik kerana negara kehilangan tenaga kerja mahir yang diperlukan untuk memacu pertumbuhan di masa depan.

Banyak tenaga kerja mahir Malaysia meninggalkan negara untuk mencari peluang lebih baik di negara lain dan menurut anggaran Kementerian Sumber Manusia pada 2008 - kira-kira 350,000 dewasa Malaysia bekerja di luar negara.

Lebih separuh daripada mereka lulusan institusi pengajian tinggi.

Sebagai reaksi terhadap Model Ekonomi Baru yang memfokus untuk membawa balik bakat-bakat negara itu kembali ke negara, Malaysiakini meninjau pandangan golongan itu untuk mengenal-pasti punca mereka meninggalkan negara.

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Farid Tan, 53, presiden dan CEO, Metro City Bank, Atlanta, Georgia. Meninggalkan Malaysia dengan keluarganya pada 1993.
Ketika itu saya berkerja dengan Bank Bumiputera dan ditukarkan ke pejabat di New York untuk selama enam tahun.

Selepas itu, saya menimbangkan untuk pulang pada 1999 tetapi ketika itu berlakunya krisis Ekonomi Asia dan keadaan menjadi tidak menentu.

Tetapi jika diimbas kembali, jika tiada krisis sekalipun, saya tidak fikir saya akan kembali ke Malaysia kerana demi pendidikan anak-anak. Selain itu, saya juga mempunyai pekerjaan di sana.

Lebih banyak peluang di Amerika. Saya tidakpun memiliki ijazah tetapi boleh bersama sekumpulan pelabur, memohon lesen untuk membuka sebuah bank.

Saya tidak akan dapat peluang sedemikian di Malaysia. Di Amerika, jika segala peraturan dipatuhi, tiada sesiapa yang boleh berkata 'Tidak' kepada anda.

Tiada karenah birokasi ataupun keperluan pertalian politik.

Edlina Razak, 34, Pengurus Pembangunan Perniagaan, Shanghai, China. Berhijrah sebagai pelajar sejak 1993 dan pernah tinggal di Perancis dan Hong Kong.

Saya tidak akan kembali, setidak-tidaknya dalam tempoh terdekat ini. Keputusan saya ke luar negara kerana saya tidak yakin dengan universiti tempatan dan pada masa yang sama ketika berusia 17 tahun saya mahu kebebasan daripada keluarga dan masyarakat.

Saya masih ingat pada satu malam semasa keluar dengan rakan-rakan, di negara ini, kami ditahan polis. Mereka mengancam untuk melaporkan kepada ibu bapa kami yang kami keluar sehingga larut malam yang secara tidak langsung polis sebenarnya cuba mendapatkan sogokan.

Saya tidak akan kembali walaupun ditawarkan gaji yang lebih tinggi di Malaysia kerana berpendapat hidup lebih bagus di luar negara sekalipun jika gajinya kecil.

Isabel Lee (nama ditukar atas permintaannya), 26, Peguam, Singapura. Menuntut dan bekerja di luar negara sejak 2004.

Saya memilih untuk tinggal di Singapura kerana ia adalah hab perniagaan dan kewangan.

Jumlah kerja serta kualiti projek berskala besar yang kami dapat memberi saya pengalaman yang tidak ternilai yang tidak boleh didapati di Malaysia.

Saya tidak fikir rakyat Malaysia begitu progresif dan mereka tidak begitu agresif kerana sebegitu selesa.

Saya mahu persekitaran yang saya boleh memperbaiki diri saya dan juga cabaran.

Jacqueline George, Akauntan, 26, Brisbane, Australia. Berpindah pada 2006 untuk melanjutkan pelajaran dan kembali seketika di Malaysia selama setahun sebelum mengambil keputusan untuk terus menetap di Australia.

Saya percaya bahawa setiap generasi mesti berupaya menjadi lebih baik daripada generasi sebelum mereka.

Keturunan saya berasal dari India dan mereka bekerja keras untuk mengubah hidup kami.

Saya berpendapat jika saya terus tinggal di Malaysia, paling tinggi saya cuma boleh berjaya seperti apa yang dicapai oleh ibu bapa saya.

Tetapi jika semua aspek diambil kira, punca meninggalkan negara adalah kerana tidak gembira dengan gaji yang ditawarkan, cara hidup, keselamatan dan sebagainya.

Khoo Gaik Cheng, 41, Pensyarah di Universiti Kebangsaan Australia, Canberra, Australia. Menuntut dan bekerja di Amerika Syarikat, Kanada, Singapura dan Australia sejak 1990.
Tidak seperti di Malaysia, kaum minoriti di Australia dihargai.

Saya tidak akan kembali selagi tidak berlaku perubahaan kepada sistem di negara ini.

Bercakap secara khusus mengenai akademik, saya mahu melihat pemikir yang progresif, mereka yang cekap, tidak mengamalkan rasuah, berwawasan, mengetuai pelbagai jabatan di universiti sebagai dekan dan naib canselor.

Saya tidak mahu melihat orang yang dilantik oleh Umno atau BN mengisi jawatan penting di universiti yang hanya menjaga kepentingan parti dan bukannya universiti ataupun rakyat Malaysia.

Pisang dua kali, Chua ulangi kesilapan Ka Ting?

Presiden baru MCA, Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek mengambil pendekatan pragmatik apabila menamakan barisan kepemimpinan baru MCA Rabu lalu.

Selain melantik penyokong setianya ke jawatan utama, dia juga membuat kejutan dengan menamakan beberapa pemimpin persatuan dan dewan perniagaan Cina untuk menduduki majlis presiden.

Chua juga membawa anaknya, Tee Yong, yang juga ahli parlimen Labis,ke majlis presiden.

Bagaimanapun tindakan berkenaan mengundang rasa tidak puas hati dan ramai yang berpendapat bahawa beliau mengulangi kesilapan besar yang dilakukan oleh bekas presiden Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting.

Ketika zaman berkuasanya, Ka Ting terkenal dengan usahanya melobi dan cubaan menusuk ke kumpulan dan persatuan Cina serta melantik abangnya, Ka Chuan sebagai setiausaha agung MCA.

Menurut beberapa penganalis politik, jemputan MCA kepada Persekutuan Persatuan Cina Malaysia (Hua Zong), Dewan Perniagaan dan Industri Cina (Acccim) dan Pertubuhan Tujuh Bangsa telah mengecilkan peranan mereka.

Dr Phoon Weng Keong yang telah sekian lama memantau keadaan politik MCA berkata tinfdakan Chua itu menjadikan gergasi pertubuhan Cina itu sebagai 'bahagian' parti itu.

“Jemputan ke majlis presiden lazimnya adalah terbuka kepada ahli bersekutu dan pemimpin barisan kedua, yakni mereka berhak bersuara tetapi tidak mempunyai hak mengundi,” jelasnya.

"Kedua-dua Hua Zong and Acccim mempunyai sekurang-kurangnya 2000 ahli dan pemimpin mereka bergelar Tan Sri tetapi mereka bukan ahli rasmi dalam majlis presiden, adakah status mereka lebih rendah daripada Chua Tee Yong?" soalnya lagi.

Tee Yong sejak memenangi kerusi Labis pada pilihan raya umum yang lalu dikatakan gagal menunjuk prestasi yang memberangsangkan.

Kezaliman kawan-kawan Apco

Video di bawah menceritakan betapa kejamnya puak Zionis yang mendominasi Apco Worldwide yang diambil oleh kerajaan Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak sebagai tok guru komunikasinya. Di Palestin, puak itu membunuh dan menzalimi rakyat Palestin yang dijajah. Lihat cara penyiksaan yang mereka buat dalam video itu, cara itulah juga yang yang dilakukan terhadap rakyat Palestin yang dijajah. Penyiksaan kejam sebegitu adalah trademark mereka.

Di negara ini, Najib melantik mereka sebagai tok guru komunikasinya dengan bayaran berpuluh-puluh juta ringgit menggunakan duit rakyat negara ini.

Manusia jenis apakah si Najib tu? (Untuk melihat paparan video yang lebih besar, sila klik di sini)


Umno Bahagian Hulu Selangor dikatakan mahu ketua Pemuda MIC Hulu Selangor V Mugilan dicalonkan mewakil BN bertanding dalam pilihan raya kecil di situ pada 25 April ini.

"Mugilan sendiri pun sedar yang bahagian mahukan beliau menjadi calon," kata sumber-sumber yang rapat dengan BN.

Dia boleh makan bersama dengan pemimpin Umno.
"Malah, orang Umno menganggap Mugilan bagaikan orang Umno, bukan MIC,".

*** satu ketika dulu di Negeri Perak.... kak midah( exco haram) ada cakap...kalau jumpa orang india dan ular..kena pukul orang india dulu....macam mana ni...

tetiba je dah mengaku sedara...

kak midah turun ke Hulu Selangor...tolong MIC berkempen...??

Parliament in disarray — Zaid Ibrahim

APRIL 9 — In many of the better business books, descriptions on the most preferred quality and characteristics of a company’s CEO tend to always stress the importance of honesty and integrity.
While the nature of nations and businesses are vastly different, being different entities with different processes and aims, structurally they do have the similar needs for good management, efficient performance, quality output and progress. Seen in this light, certainly the nation, and all of its processes, must acquire “CEOs” with the highest honesty and integrity.
Does this fact however hold true for Malaysia?
Looking at recent trends, I am inclined to believe maybe not so. Whilst companies may need a CEO with all the finest attributes, it does not however look very necessary in Malaysia for a person to have such attributes, if one would like to become Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat or the chairman of the Election Commission, for example. In fact I am tempted to argue that it may not even be desirable for you to have such qualities if you wish to head such organisations in this country.
Before I elaborate, let me first confess of my excitement when Pak Lah first announced integrity as the cornerstone of his administration a few years back. I thought this is what the country sorely needs. However unfortunately, after much fanfare and millions of ringgit gone astray, all we have today is the Institute of Integrity and very little else. Maybe, “Integrity in Governance” is not included within APCO’s terms of reference, perhaps that’s why….
I remember that in the good old days, JKR officers would even record the amount visitors spent on them for coffee and curry puffs at the office canteen. In the good old days, judges were prepared for the sack but remained steadfast and true to their principles and convictions. A certain central bank governor opted to resign rather than suffer the humiliation of having to take orders from politicians. Well friends, those days are long gone and it looks like as if persons of integrity may never hold the reign at any of our state institutions again.
Today if you like to remain in the helm you would have to play politics and do as what the political masters tell you to do, no complications please — integrity seems to be the hardest word.
Which explains why the Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speakers have conducted themselves in such fashion last week. The Speakers have lost control of the Dewan. It’s absolute mayhem every day. The shouting matches and the wasting of hours of precious debating time is due to their lack of understanding of the role of Parliament and their own position and authority to regulate the proceedings in the House firmly and fairly. Their handling of the issues pertaining to Standing Order 36 (12) violations by MPs is shameful.
Yes, members of the Dewan must not make misleading and deliberately untruthful statements. That’s the essence of Order 36. Whilst Erskine May correctly states that the rule is applicable to all members of Parliament, in terms of actual parliamentary practice based on proceedings in England and Canada and Australia, the rule not to “misled the House” is meant to ensure compliance by ministers in government to tell the truth and not lie to Parliament. This is what is known as ministerial responsibility to Parliament, and the rule “not to misled” is to ensure ministers not lie in Parliament. We can glean this principle by looking into the cases of John Profumo, John Biffen and the Westland Affair. If we read the British or Canadian Hansard, the reported cases involving the offence of “misleading the House” will always refer to ministers who have lied or misled the House on the facts under their charge. Due to this demand for strict integrity in discharging one’s ministerial responsibility and accountability to the Parliament, British and Canadian ministers must exhibit the highest sincerity and honesty while furnishing their replies to parliamentary queries.
To translate this context within our legislative process then, as an example — should the defence minister state that the contract for the maintenance of our submarines amounted to RM270 million, and if other parliamentarians can indeed prove that this figure is wrong, then the minister concerned should rightly be referred to the committee for action. Similarly, when at some point the deputy minister of defence states that the commissions for the purchase of some submarines was in the region of RM450 million while on another occasion the minister himself maintains that no such commissions were paid, it suggests to us that someone is possibly lying. These then are some of the prime examples where the radar of the Speakers of the Dewan should bleep loudly. Such inconsistencies in data are what that they should be interested in.
The central aspect of the Westminster system is the ability of Parliament to acquire accurate information about government and about ministers giving truthful and complete answers to Parliament. This is what Order 36 is meant to address. Not to punish any statements by opposition leaders and members of Parliament for statements BN does not agree with or embarrassing to them. Not to punish different interpretations of the same facts or to punish political viewpoints. The Speaker must first rule whether the impugned statement is misleading on the face of it. Only then should he ask for a vote whether to refer or not to refer to the Privileges Committee. He must, on the facts or statements before him, decide independently and fairly whether a member has violated the rule before he takes a vote. So, for instance, if he is satisfied with the explanation from YB Mahfuz that his statement APCO equals Umno is merely an opinion then he should rule accordingly and stop the fracas. The Speaker cannot punish a member for giving an opinion. If he thinks there is some serious factual errors and made deliberately to misled the House, he must give his reasons after getting the explanation from the member. He could ask YB Mahfuz to correct them and apologise, and that would be the end of the matter. Or if he believes there is prima facie basis for the complaints then he can bring the matter to a vote. He cannot let the majority decide whether a wrong has been committed by an opposition member because they majority will always say yes. They always want to refer the opposition member to the Privileges Committee even if no wrong has been done. They always want to suspend an opposition member (better still if an opposition member joins them). If the Speaker is not willing to ensure the independence and impartiality of the Chair, then Parliament will become a dog house where yelling is the order of the day. There will be no time for debate on policies in Parliament. At this rate one wonders why should anyone be interested to be a member of Parliament.
So Anwar Ibrahim now has to be referred to the Committee of Privileges and would probably be suspended for saying that there is similarity in the concept of 1 Malaysia and One Israel; and for suggesting the possibility that APCO may be responsible for these ideas? What crime or violation has he done? It is an opinion of an opposition leader. He gave his reasons to support his arguments and they were good, reasonable reasons. Parliament must not and cannot afford to stifle its members and punish them too, just because they have embarrassed the government. Any member is given sufficient latitude to speak on any subject without fear of civil actions by the authorities. That is what parliamentary privileges mean. British politicians over the ages gave their life to secure independence of Parliament from the monarch and other ecclesiastical powers. Unfortunately our own Parliament willingly stifles its own Yang Berhormat.
If Anwar had given any factual errors, the Chair could just resolve the matter fairly by asking him to correct them. What were the findings of the Deputy Speaker when he made the decision to refer Anwar to the committee? Was it in his findings that an error was deliberately committed by Anwar to mislead the House? There was no ruling on the facts, only an assertion that the Speaker has the power to do so. But the facts seem to stay with Anwar. We can differ and disagree perhaps only on the conclusions.
The reason the Speaker has chosen to refer Anwar to the committee was apparently because Nazri had said so. And Nazri said so because the Cabinet said so. In any other civilised country, Nazri and the entire Cabinet would be cited for contempt of Parliament! Parliament has to make its own decision, and not be dictated by the Cabinet. This is the meaning of separation of powers and the independence of Parliament. This is what the Standing Orders are for, this is what the privileges given to Yang Berhormat are for. A Parliament with integrity cannot be seen to be shamelessly directed by the Executive, and the Cabinet ministers. If this is the case, the Deputy Speaker then might as well dispense with the facade of the independence of the Parliament that they had spoken about and defended so vigorously back when they were backbenchers.
But you certainly cannot exercise independence and integrity if you build your career by depending on instructions with vested interests or unquestioningly taking orders, from parties with an agenda of their own, at the expense of the rakyat. How lofty positions can change us all. — myzaidibrahim