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  1. #1 by akarmalaysian on Thursday, 13 March 2008 - 8:05 pm

    p/s: 50 years is a long wait….dun waste it.

  2. #2 by thinktwice on Thursday, 13 March 2008 - 9:54 pm

    if chinese so scare of Islamic state, then why our brader Mr Ngeh agreed to submitting three names???

  3. #3 by k1980 on Thursday, 13 March 2008 - 9:59 pm

    Penang Umno to recommend stopping all state mega projects

    Penang Umno will recommend to the Federal Government to stop all proposed mega projects in the state, include those planned under the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), the second Penang Bridge, the light monorail transit system, the Penang Outer Ring Road, the Penang Sentral and the RapidPenang bus service.

    State Umno secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said the previous Gerakan-led state government had worked together with the federal government to bring all sorts of development to Penang.

    “Since the people have clearly rejected development and made their choice for a change, we will recommend to the federal government to cancel all such projects. Don’t blame us for this,” he said after a state liaison committee meeting here today.

    Asked if this was Umno’s revenge, Azhar, who was appointed opposition chief, said: “This is not revenge…it is the new government’s responsibility to bring development to the state. We have done so many things in the past but we were criticised…we were blamed for wasting this and wasting that.”

    To another question if this would bring about any implications to the people, he said: “The people have chosen and they wanted a new leadership.”

  4. #4 by all ready on Thursday, 13 March 2008 - 9:59 pm

    Dear Caring Malaysians

    My handphone has been ringing frantically the whole afternoon. Different callers, same question. “Has the new Perak MB sworn in ?”

    I didn’t know what to tell them anymore. I almost replied “This is a recording. Please leave your message after the beep”. Even my reliable source has gone to bury his head in the sand. I am totally disgusted with DAP’s action. DAP is now parading like a peacock with its tail opened. Proud and arrogant.

    First they were not happy with the Sultan’s choice for the MB’s post. Sensing pressure from certain quarters, they became conscious and apologised for their hasty move and claimed it was a misunderstanding. We can accept that.

    Minutes into the swearing-in ceremony, they squabbled for the Exco seats. Initially it was settled for 6-2-2 (DAP-PKR-PAS respectively), now DAP’s aiming for 8-1-1. Mana boleh ? I have a feeling they’ve been drinking from UMNO’s water-hole.

    We, in Perak are preparing for the worst. The longer this drags on, the more dirty tactics will emerge from the other side. Sooner or later, this will turn into just a dream. As if all these has never happened. It’s like going to the movie and soon after ten minutes, the hero died. Mana ada meaning ?

    Although it is hard to say Goodbye to the party you so loved, it is even harder to say “MCA please come back, all is forgiven”. Judging from the way things are heading in DAP, probably we have to look for a new party to lead us.

    “Hey look, there’s Kayveas ! This way people.”

    From One Disappointed Malaysian To Another

  5. #5 by suarakami on Thursday, 13 March 2008 - 10:02 pm

    Uncle Lim,

    Your statement is similarly like ‘HINA’ the decision made by Sultan and this has coz huge impact in Malay society whom has voted DAP especially. We voted DAP is not because we like DAP but we want to PROTEST and CHANGE. Without coliation between PAS-PKR-DAP, don’t dream to have PERAK. So be matured and think before you speak.

  6. #6 by thinktwice on Thursday, 13 March 2008 - 10:03 pm

    anyone with some maths sense can work out the formula right??
    If from the start, one from PKR (malay) and one from DAP should give you less headache. Anyway, PAS has the least seats, why they so greedy. Already got two MBs. For the state exco divide 6-2-2 la… everyone happy. By the way, 18 DAP + 7 PKR can already deny 2/3. So even PAS + UMNO cannot force their way through (do you think PAS will work with UMNO???). so stop the bickering and form the government before the Royal Highness decides to give it back to BN.

  7. #7 by thinktwice on Thursday, 13 March 2008 - 10:08 pm

    very happy to see every race united here. can we come to a consensus to do away with the malay or muslim must be MB clause?

  8. #8 by donplaypuks on Thursday, 13 March 2008 - 10:44 pm

    Dear LKS

    I am in full support of DAp and their aims. However, please do get carried away with euphoric overexuberism. Do not be goaded (by BN and their crooks) into doing silly things. Be Machiavellian and play the game!

    Guan End and other DAP leaders should not answer questions on NEP by saying it’s over. Just say that all Malays and economically disadvantaged M’sians will be assisted. They will test you with questions on special priveleges, quotas, rights of Royalty, Ketuanan Melau and all that. The best answer is to say ‘that’s not th ereal question’ and then talk about bringing down inflation, cost of living, petrol & toll costs, increasing growth and GDP et al.

    Don’t fall into their trap and give them an excuse to call for martial law. Stay away and next time around DAP & PKR will get the 2/3 majority in Parliament!!

    Having said that, the situation in Perak was mishandled. No way should DAP have handed in a list with a PAS candidate. You hold the aces, so you should have played it confidently and have handed in Malay MB candidats from DAP & PKR only. None of us trusts PAS, and they should not be allowed to get a toe in the door!!

    I do not know what the Sultan’s real motives were, but I do not trust him after he did nothing to support his fellow judges during Salleh Abbas’s tragic dismissal. I hold out more hope for Raja Nazrin in view of his recent laissez faire pronouncements and call for Malay judges to adhere to the tenets of the Federal Constitution.

    So please, please be more statesman-like and tread with more haste, less speed.

    Best wishes.

  9. #9 by Anok Kelate on Thursday, 13 March 2008 - 10:57 pm

    Uncle Lim, where are you? Write something to let us know what is happening. Everyone is like just going crazy. Families are so stressed up about this whole thing. Seems to me like one of those spanish,hindi serials. Please blog something new and keep us up to date.

  10. #10 by malaysiaalwaysboleh on Friday, 14 March 2008 - 12:18 am

    Hey guys,
    Like it or not, BN are our federal government again. They are without the majority that they’ve enjoyed since the 1970s, but they are still the leaders of this country. And if there’s a time a nation needs to rally behind them, it is now. When I say this, I’m not asking people to support Barisan Nasional, but rather, to give positive input. Instead of just standing by the side of the opposition and laughing ‘ha, ha, you lost’, it is time for us to tell the Federal Government to start doing a good job. If they have learnt a lesson through the past weekend, is they need to start listening.

    Read the rest of my humble thoughts at

  11. #11 by Tim Sng on Friday, 14 March 2008 - 12:25 am

    Saudara Lim [Senior]

    Well done for your quick apology. Your humility and delayed wisdom is a good start.
    From March 8th onwards, DAP must win the hearts of all Malaysians…….especially the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Punjabis, Ibans, Bidayuhs, Kadazans, Lun Bawangs, Kelabits, Kayans, Bisayas, Eurasians [Portuguese, Dutch], new Malaysians, [silverhair Mat Sallehs] and the original Orang Aslis [Semai, Temiar, Temuans, MahMeris, Orang Kanaq, Negritoes…]…and many that have not been mentioned.

    That’s how it should be…..

    As a Malaysian Malaysian [parents both Chinese] and one for perfect harmony and unity….the DAP must support the principles of the RUKUN NEGARA, and carefully understand, revise and reword their stand on the NEP, or you may be shot down or shot at, like today.

    The fact is, if DAP, PKR and PAS can sit down and come to a clear understanding of how to work together, then in 4-5 years, they may rule the nation.

    If there are rifts, division, conflict etc within these 3 members of an UNRULY [i won’t say UNholy- because everyone thinks they are holy] , then BN will come back in full force, victoriously in 2012!

    As a true Malaysain Malaysian [MM generation! – generasi MM – you can quote me], I welcome any ruling party to take over in 2012.

    If BN is reformed, refreshed, revived, reunited, renewed, not just ‘reconned’ like an old kereta-potong, I and the rest of the intelligent Malaysian voters will welcome BN back with a sweeping 2/3 majority.

    If BN continues to allow cronies to hang on, and mess us the name even more, then too bad, “lesson not learnt”, they may be burnt by 2012.

    But the ‘opposition’ – we can’t really call your party, DAP or PKR, or PAS that anymore…..BN is the opposition in 5 states….if you continue `barking’ [sorry, as a true MM, I take no sides – I want the best for my country], if you continue to `bark’ at the government….[you are the government in Penang], and continue to neglect the Malaysian i.e MCI and all the others, then DAP, PKR and PAS have not learnt the lesson in victory [defeat].
    Thank God, you apologised and thank God DAP did not boycott, or we would have asked GOD, why you got the victory!!

  12. #12 by Tim Sng on Friday, 14 March 2008 - 12:35 am


    If BN continues to allow cronies to hang on, and mess up the country even more, then too bad, “lesson not learnt” – they may be even more badly burnt by 2012.

    [additional comment]

    I personally feel that Samy, Ka Ting, Kayveas should quit as Presidents of their respectively parties, and Pak Lah retire early with his charming first lady, after the new Cabinet is formed….based on the elections results.

    I would [as a true MM], propose a total revamp and change of name….eg Alliance changed to Barisan Nasional… about Warisan National – seriously.

  13. #13 by boh-liao on Friday, 14 March 2008 - 9:44 am

    During the last GE, lots of enlightened and brave people, who are not members of any political party, stuck their necks out by actively convincing their family members, relatives, colleagues, and friends to vote for DAP, PKR, and PAS, in order to deny BN the right to rule a couple of states and to deny BN 2/3 majority at the federal level.

    They did that out of their love for Malaysia – for a fair and progressive Malaysia, where all Malaysians are valued and given equal opportunities to excel and contribute. They were fed up with the arrogance and lousy governance of the BN. They proactively took the initiative and risk to vote for DAP, PKR, and PAS – with the hope that DAP, PKR, and PAS, given the chance to govern, will bring a better tomorrow for all Malaysians.

    Please don’t let these people down. Their family members, relatives, colleagues, and friends are already sneering at them now – “You asked us to vote for the opposition party candidates for a better tomorrow for all Malaysians. O yeah? In less than a week, they are fighting like dogs and cats. Crap! Kena conned!”

    Remember the statements that people used just a week ago (seems a long time ago now), before the voters went to the poll, “Pak Lah can con you once, but don’t let him con you twice!” and “Once a con, always a con!”

    Hopefully, people don’t have to use these statements on DAP, PKR, and PAS before the next GE!

  14. #14 by k1980 on Friday, 14 March 2008 - 2:08 pm

  15. #15 by Tim Sng on Friday, 14 March 2008 - 5:16 pm

    From a Malaysian Malaysian

    Saudara Lim senior,

    [I call you Saudara not because I am a DaP member….but since you are a long time believer and advocate of a Malaysian Malaysia.]

    Though DAP is nearly 100% Chinese, and viewed as a Chinese Party, it is time for this nearly mono-ethnic party to reconsider its position in the nation.

    UMNO, MCA, MIC are all mono-ethnic parties….hence the need to combine to represent the whole country.

    PAS, based on Islam is naturally religious-based. That has to be accepted as a fact. PKR, on the other hand is striving to be truly multiracial.

    Does DAP plan to continue as it is, or will it now establish PKR and PAS as its partners as Barisan Rakyat. Why not? That is possible, because of the current makeup of the country – a ruling party of PAS, PKR and DAP…..not an UNRULY party of three strange bedfellows.

    I write this not to offer B.Rakyat as an alternative to BN. In fact, I have proposed BN change its name…and Barisan Rakyat is actually a good new name for them, if the three of you do not want it.

    I am writing this to say that a monoethnic party like DAP, truly cannot make it alone through the next elections, not even in Penang, and in all likelihood, it will fall.

    The reasons are obvious. We want a Malaysian Malaysian – so how can a nearly 100% Chinese based party claim to represent the whole country.

    This is a very important and serious question, for which, I will offer no answers.

    The truth is, while some of us can be truly a Malaysian Malaysian, in reality, if we get 10%, we should be laughing. I suspect, a good 80% are Malaysian first, but also Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban, Kadazan….first, and are happier to be called a Malaysian Chinese or Malaysian Indian. There is possibly a 10% who are Malays, Chinese or Indians first……maybe more….perhaps it is 15-70-15….who knows?

    You will never get 100% Malaysian Malaysian……60 % will be great….with 20-20 on both sides.

    Whatever it is, we expect DAP, PKR, PAS and BN….of course…to lead the country towards true multiracial Malaysia, with harmony, properity and peace.

    BN did that before and can easily come back and do that, and in fact, I do hope they do, honestly and sincerely.

    So, what now about DAP…..DAP needs to change, or it will sink ….the next time around….back to where it truly belongs, with the current representation…ie nearly100% Chinese….because it truly cannot represent the whole spectrum of Malaysians, and cannot be truly a Malaysian party.

    This question never arose before because DAP was always in opposition and did a great job at it, most appreciated by many of us.

    But, since DAP has taken over Penang – how can it be a truly MALAYSIAN PARTY?

  16. #16 by malaysiaalwaysboleh on Friday, 14 March 2008 - 8:31 pm

    Have my views on the NEP here.

  17. #17 by Tim Sng on Friday, 14 March 2008 - 10:14 pm

    Saudara Lim Senior

    [I call you Sdr, not because I am a DAP member, but because of your long time belief and advocacy of a Malaysian Malaysia.

    This is the time for DAP to practise, promote, propagate and perpertuate a practical positive and progressive policy…

    Firstly….the need for converts!

    A Malaysian Malaysian…..

    1. Places the Country first before anything else….race, religion, culture……

    “Keutamaan Negara sebagai Perjuangan Pertama.”

    MALAYSIA !!! Our shout is no longer….MERDEKA !!!

    2. Never fights for his own rights…for his family, his race, his religion. How can one be truly a Malaysian Malaysian, if all the time, we are counting….how many Chinese, how many Indians….how many Malays……

    “Keutamaan semus rakyat Malaysia”

    He/She wants all to progress, and is excited whenever any Malaysian succeeds…..not see whether the person is a Malay, Chinese or Indian. Who is the murderer? Who is the rapist? Who is the victim? Malay, Chinese or Indian?

    3. He/She has no prejudice against any other Malaysian….whatever race, religion, culture or colour.

    “Kehormatan semua kaum penduduk Malaysia”

    4. He supports the RUKUNNEGARA, and the principles behind the NEP [though the implementation may need review], while urging the provision for opportunitieis for all.

    “Kepercayaan dan kesokongan RUKUNEGARA, prinsip-prinsip kemajuan dan kebaikan semua kaum”

    THE MALAYSIAN MALAYSIAN must desire ALL races to prosper…in tandem.

    I know No 4 is tricky for many non-Malays….but you see, it has to be. For Malaysia to prosper, the original people of the land and the adopted or subsequently naturalised or newly migrated citizens must share in its success. It is the implementation and its refinement of the NEP that is important.

    That in my opinion is a MALAYSIAN MALAYSIAN.

  18. #18 by PJUtara on Saturday, 15 March 2008 - 8:17 am

    UMNO has all the corrupted money to create havoc in this country. I plead to the opposition party to start their work by maintaning stability.

    First of all, you have to reassure that the Malays rights are not taken away.

    You have to reaasure that the poor Malays are taken care off.

    How do you do this? You have to sent people down to the ground and tell them. YOu have to organise some kind of events to pass this message out. Some kind of small party in kampung and in anywhere to pass goodies out.

    DAP, you have no choice. The chinese are minorities in this country. YOu want to focus and do the big thing, you have to settle the small things first. You have to win the heart of the Malays in kampung. Do not let UMNO spread rumours without countering the allegations.

    Remember, UMNO has all the corrupted money to create havoc in this country. Just look at Penang.

  19. #19 by leeann on Saturday, 15 March 2008 - 9:56 am

    PJUtara, well said.
    DAP, act fast before things got out of hands.
    Opportunity is here to prove yourselves.
    Do it quick.

  20. #20 by leeann on Saturday, 15 March 2008 - 10:39 am

    Anwar said nice things on Staronline.

  21. #21 by WeThePeople on Saturday, 15 March 2008 - 8:47 pm

    Dear Uncle Lim KS,

    First, for the agreement achieved in Perak’s MB and related issues.
    Second, for the brilliant strategy of branding DAP to the RAKYAT.
    I strongly believed that some of the issues brought-out by DAP in purposed.
    Peoples are closely monitoring all elected PAS, PKR & DAP MPs and ADUNs and expect them to perform well. On the other hand, the BN’s leaders & supporters are hoping that The-Brand-New-BARISAN RAKYAT-Government to perform otherwise. WeThePeople will then analyse and decide whether to maintain or to change the government again. No doubt that the excellence performance of PAS governing Kelantan for 18 years had proven being accepted by many including Chinese, Indian, minority Thais and others. Don’t miss to check this out:

    WeThePeople also believed that we are supporting the-Government-In-Waiting i.e. BARISAN RAKYAT. We are prepared for BN’s funeral and we are also prepared to give more support to BR.


    [email protected]

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