“Pace of reforms”? – Abdullah has yet to come to terms with March 8 political tsunami

The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has yet to fully come to terms with the March 8 political tsunami which swept away the Barisan Nasional’s hitherto unbroken two-thirds parliamentary majority and power in five states.

He said yesterday:

“The result of the elections was a strong message that I have not moved fast enough in pushing through with the reforms that I had promised to undertake.

“I thank the Malaysian people for this message. Point made and point taken,”

Abdullah’s admission is not assuring enough, as he seems to have missed the whole point of the March 8 electoral verdict – not that he had “not moved fast enough” in reforms he pledged more than four years ago, but that he had hardly moved at all apart from periodically paying lip-service to them.

This is why there can be no political honeymoon for the second Abdullah Cabinet to implement what had been pledged four years ago as Malaysians are entitled to demand that these pledges going back to 2003 and 2004 are implemented without any further delay or hitches.

This is the reason why I had sent an urgent letter to the Prime Minister yesterday on the eight reforms which the new Cabinet should immediately embrace at its meeting today to show that the second Abdullah Cabinet is prepared to respond to the March 8 political tsunami and be on top of the changes demanded by Malaysians, in particular:

1. Immediate and unconditional release of the five Hindraf leaders, P. Uthayakumar, newly-elected DAP Selangor State Assemblyman for Kota Alam Shah M. Manoharan, V. Ganabatirau, R. Kenghadharan and T. Vasantha Kumar from Internal Security Act (ISA) detention.

2. Restoration of national and international confidence in the independence, integrity and quality of the judiciary.

3. First-World Parliament – full commitment to comprehensive parliamentary reform and modernization including live telecast of parliamentary proceedings, an Opposition Deputy Speaker, an Opposition MP to head the Public Accounts Committee, ministerial status for Parliamentary Opposition Leader and a full Select Committee system headed by Parliamentarians where every Ministry is shadowed by a Select Committee.

4. All-out drive to eradicate corruption with the elevation of the Anti-Corruption Agency as an autonomous agency answerable only to Parliament.

5. Full implementation of the 125 recommendations of the Royal Police Commission to create an efficient, incorruptible, professional world-class police service to reduce crime, eradicate corruption and uphold human rights, particularly the establishment of an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).

6. All-party inquiry to enhance Malaysia’s international competitiveness including having a world-class education system to enable the country to successfully face the challenges of globalization.

  1. #1 by macanhitam on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 12:21 pm

    Celebrating a defining moment of our most recent political tsunami – this clip is dedicated to all the Barisan Rakyat believers, voters, members, leaders & heroes.


  2. #2 by madmix on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 12:23 pm

    What reforms? What happened to the 20 high profile corruption cases? not even one down.
    What happened to the end of “negotiated tenders”?
    What happened to the reduction in giving “rents” to cronies?
    the list is long
    If he achieve zero (actually worse than zero, as such abuses have increased) in four years, how can we trust him anymore?

  3. #3 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 12:35 pm

    I believe many of PL’s incumbent supporters are against reforms because they do not want to lose the “perks” and “goodies” they enjoy. Should PL push too hard for reforms, he will lose his support and popularity in his party.

  4. #4 by sotong on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 1:03 pm

    Being in power for so long….they became grossly arrogant and disrespectful and shameless.

  5. #5 by ric23_my on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 1:07 pm

    Being power for so long, can become arrogant and disrecpectful …

    when a normal person getting power, they might turn to arrogant also …. so it is our responsibility to ensure the leader in party did not fell into this

  6. #6 by showsomemercy on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 1:12 pm

    Please stay on Pak Lah. Please… We need you to bring down the government! :)

  7. #7 by highhand on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 1:25 pm

    haha ha, what reformation

    next is REVOLUTION………..

  8. #8 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 1:49 pm

    I agree with Sdr. Lim that the PM still don’t get it. How else can you explain the stupidity of postphoning fuel price increase AND UMNO elections? One or the other must go ahead for any real agenda to go ahead.

    Before he even start, he is having the agenda dictated to him. When he responded that he did not have to give reason why Rafidah was dropped, his answer is the PM’s perogative when the electorate is more than ready to listen to a reasonable explanation. All he has to do is said choices have to be made for change and that would have been it.

    But no, his instincts are poor when push comes to shove and he is being pushed like never before. If he thought he had it difficult in the last 4 years, wait till UMNO worst instincts rear its ugly soul.

    He still don’t get it that UMNO is his main problem NOT the opposition. Placating that dark force is not going to deal with the problem. He has to cut out the gangrine and he is still imagining he does not have to.

  9. #9 by lakilompat on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 1:56 pm

    Khairy will need Taib skill to transfer some cash out from Malaysia to Australia. He will then told “Papa, dun worry i will get things done.” Then Zaid (man with 2 mask) can one hand please PAS leader on the other hand support Kroni Kroni like Idris Jusoh. Zaid face tell you he’s lying.

    The Federal Govt new cabinet is more like Khairy’s cabinet, and they don’t bother abt releasing those detained under ISA, as it’s not their problem, all they do now is “korek here and there” as much as possible before they become irrelevant. Look at Sabahan and Sarawakian, they prefer to appoint familiar face thru senator rather than outsider. As a Sabahan & Sarawakian leader, they should feel proud because their leader won’t even bother about their plight.

  10. #10 by Earshot on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:08 pm

    Aahh…postponing UMNO elections!…what can we say?

    A party that can allow certain individuals to decide postponement of party elections (not once and not twice, mind you) surely portrays itself as devoid of any democratic principles. Makes you wonder how they could run rampage for the last 50 years.

  11. #11 by merdeka on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:12 pm

    YB Lim,

    2 most important thing:-

    1) Restoration of Judicial System
    2) Full Implementation of IPCMC

    Without these 2 changes, Malaysia is basically hopeless !!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. #12 by Godfather on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:15 pm

    Point made, and point taken. Thank you. Now can I go back to sleep ?

  13. #13 by Short-sleeve on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:17 pm

    Badawi is just plain thicked.

  14. #14 by lakilompat on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:28 pm

    It has become more and more apparent Zaid is one of the cronies. Let’s see the latest progress.

  15. #15 by alancheah on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:31 pm

    So True of what you have mentioned above, Uncle Lim.

  16. #16 by Anti_NEP on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:40 pm

    YB Lim

    Why take the trouble to teach this ZZZZZ [deleted] what to do next. Let him continue with his sleep and 4 years down the road we can easily show him the exit door at putrajaya

  17. #17 by anak_malaysia on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:41 pm

    i just love when pak pah continue stay on and appointing people like MM Taib because it gave me more reason to rejecting them. BTW, they politic days are getting shorter as they still remain arrogant, stupid and denial-mode-all-time attitude.

    pak lah, just accepted the defeat, move on like a gentleman. lose like a professional, go over and shake hand with lim kit siang, and say “great game you have there during PRU12″. Gave us a reason to respect you, don’t gave us more reason to despise you. step down, live with the scomi income and be it. just manage your kepala batas well so that people will still recognize u as ex-PM.

    it will be a dream to see all the 6 reforms to be done within Pak Lah time. he probably will said ” i need more time and longer mandate from rakyat to complete the last round mandate”. There is a thing call deadline, pak lah. young students know when to submit their homework. do you, pak lah?

  18. #18 by ADAM YONG IBNI ABDULLAH on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:42 pm

    instead of admission of his lack of leadership and his broken promises, abdullah badawi seems to be in another planet now.

    not only has abdullah badawi not moved fast enough, he had moved backwards and sideways during the last four years.

    he should have openly declared that he failed to deliver his promises to eradicate corruption , to get rid of mega projects, but instead the aca is blind and deaf to many high profile corrupt cases reported. i personally lodge a corrupt case with full facts, but it is still unknown . and the trillion ringgit corridors shows he is out of sync with the raayat.

    i wait to see how often he will fly in and out of the country and was in australia when Malaysia was flooded.

    mr.prime minister. you are ill advised. but do not drag our beloved country down by your tidak apa attitude.

  19. #19 by k1980 on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:52 pm

    a 4-page anonymous letter in Malay has been posted to Umno members across the country. In it, the critics reach for the buttons which they believe will ignite hate against Abdullah, namely:
    • The role played by his son-in-law Khairy Jamaludin and other members of his family in the administration of Umno.
    • The role of the “fourth floor”, the moniker used to describe the PM’s aides, linked to Khairy, in the administration of the country.
    • Abdullah’s alleged willingness to dance to the tune set by Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew.
    • Rising crime in the country and the fact that many criminals managed to escape conviction because of poor morale among police personnel. The morale problem was caused by constant criticism by the government

  20. #20 by ifwecare on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:57 pm


    To reduce prices for all imported items, best way to award AP to anyone, not just BN or Umno crony.

    If there is competition, price will automatically drop.

    Can you raise this in parliament ?

  21. #21 by lkc57 on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 2:59 pm

    Poor PL. He is not only having to face the Opposition Coalition, the Rakyat, he has to deal with the internal voices within UMNO that demand him to step down.

    He is showing his elusiveness – postponing the party election to hang on as long as he can! Ku Li and others will have to be patient la.

    Ducking will not make the problems go away. Poor chap simply has got no leadership quality. When the Sultan stands firm, he chickens out. Now, he want to seek audience with the Sultan, after he has turned the MB issue so ugly!

  22. #22 by smeagroo on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 3:01 pm

    Abduallh thot he is in the moon but who can blame him, he is actually still honeymooning……thinking that one small step for me = one giant leap for Msians!

  23. #23 by lakilompat on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 3:10 pm

    Khairy is really smart using PL as shield, who you think dare to do all the street protest Komtar & outside Sultan palace protest, who is the monkey king (Raja Beruk) preparing the blatant & unislamic banner.

    “Anwar Pengkhianat Bangsar” (Insult DSAI) [Banner at Komtar]
    “Kita mahu Idris, Natang” (Insult King) [Banner Terengganu]

    Khairy’s creating chaos by insulting like wild monkey, while Pak Lah take the blame.

    Now Khairy tell his papa he need more time to cook up more mess, so that he can postpone the UMNO Assembly till next year. Mr. Taib will come in handy to help arrange money at any time.

  24. #24 by anak bangsa msia on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 3:22 pm

    Uncle Kit,

    Thanks for uploading the interesting articles from Martin Jalleh, Farish Noor et al., and your prodigious comments on news items and government pronouncements.

    However, I was wondering whether, in view of PKR-DAP-PAS bloc of 82 seats in parliament and control of 5 states, it may now be time for you to dance to your own tune and tempo, rather then react to the inane pronouncements from PM, UMNO and other irrelevant parties within the BN.

    You have an ardent and loyal following, with many people contributing, refining and finessing your comments and thoughts here. Why don’t you prioritise and set out (together with your colleagues) an agenda for the next 12 months on the issues which you think the federal opposition bloc and PKR-DAP-PAS state governments can effect change or challenge the public to contribute to a public debate on a topical issue.

    For example, perhaps you can invite a wide ranging discussion on how local govt machinery can be improved regardless of whether the state governments could restore the local council elections. We all know that the councils are now stuffed with BN political appointees, many of whom have no specialism or general administrative experience. Now that the PKR-DAP-PAS state governments have control, perhaps these state governments can draw up a guidance note on how they would wish to appoint councillors. My view is that we should have a mix of ex-local government civil servants, local community activists, planning and subject matter experts. These people need not be apolitical but there should be a healthy balance and mix. Diversity is strength.
    Once that is settled, we can move on and discuss what areas and topics each council should try to achieve in the 12 months and the next 3-5 years.

    Something topical would be like the release of the hindraf 5. Why is it that they should be released. Speaking as a lawyer, it is clear to me that they were detained for organising a demonstration alleged that they were being discriminated and that they had no voice in government. The government countered that there was an Indian party in government so the Hindraf claims are invalid and as such they were just out to create strive and make trouble and therefore a national security risk. Now that the elections has all but wiped out the MIC from Parliament and government and less than half Malaysians of indian ethnicity voted for BN, it can be shown that the majority are behind the Hindraf claims. Therefore the government’s argument on national security do not hold water. If that is the case, why don’t someone try to get hold of the ISA detention order (which must specify the reason for the detention) and post it here and people can attempt to organise a massive petition to all institutions of government and their local assemblyman and/or MP alluding to why the government had no reason whatsoever to continue detaining the Hindraf 5.

    I don’t know whether people are interested in becoming so involved but my point is that after 8 Mar, you (and we) don’t have to oppose and snipe at the sidelines anymore. We can propose and move the almost 50% of voters who want to put the place right.

  25. #25 by wag-the-dog on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 3:24 pm

    Tony Pua (MP PJU) – Even A Cow Could Have Won

    On Monday evening I was invited to a thanksgiving dinner by DAP Petaling Jaya Utara. About 600-700 hundred DAP or otherwise Barisan Rakyat supporters attended the dinner braving the rain and traffic that evening to a restaurant in Kampung Kayu Ara. Also present were the DAP winners Tony Pua (MP PJU), State Assemblymen for Dr. Cheah Wing Yin (Damansara Utama), Edward Lee Poh Lin (Bukit Gasing), Lau Weng San (Kampung Tungku), Hannah Yeoh (Subang Jaya). Also present former MP’s and assemblymen.

    Visit http://www.wagthedog-malaysia.com.blogspot.com for details.

  26. #26 by baoqingtian on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 3:35 pm

    Mr Lim KS,

    Selangor MB, Khalid seem not to be interested about asset declaration. It’s all depend on its excos’ preference!!!!
    If they feel like declaring they will declare. But if they don’t want people to know how rich they are they will not declare.
    (from Malaysiakini today)

    THIS IS NOT FAIR TO THE BN (Pak Lah said all minister must declare asset).

  27. #27 by lakilompat on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 3:41 pm

    Do you think Pak Lah will declare his “REAL” asset? We are anticipating how rich is Kamaludin Abdullah (is he compulsory too)?

  28. #28 by Jeffrey on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 3:55 pm

    What is the real point of the March 8 2008 political tsunami?

    The real point is that ruling coalition has always been underpinned by a system of patronage by which national and state resources have been marshaled, appropriated and tapped ostensibly for the benefit of the country and its peoples for development but actually with a significant portion thereof diverted and leaked for private gains (personal or group gain) of those in power and their ancillary business cronies who give to the person(s)/groups wielding political power and making political decisions the plans, concept and implementation regarding how such diversion of resources may be effected within national and corporate framework, without unnecessary public attention or infringement of laws and so on.

    Because of this rent seeking, many projects are not viable or feasible but nevertheless launched for the benefit of private stakeholders having interest in these where economic returns to state expenditures are often low, benefits of state’s resources percolating down very little to rakyat at large and income distribution between ordinary and those politically connected continues to widen.

    To be sure, a portion of the personal or group gains from diversion of such national’s or state’s resources are however ploughed back to buy political support to maintain the patron’s political power – and the same patronage system that sustains it. Ancillary support also comes from keeping people distracted from the workings – and abuses – of such patronage system by flashing race and religion cards occasionally for example protecting the patronage system under the cover of the NEP (up to a point not precipitating disturbance that would otherwise disrupt the working of the patronage system).

    The real point in people message March 8 2008 is that they’re sick of this kind of blatant (not even subtle or camouflaged) political corruption which, if allowed to be continued unabated, will squander and fritter to zero national resources and coffers otherwise available to future generations as part of Malaysian heritage – and any politician, political party or political coalition sustained, thriving perpetuating upon such a system, like a batch of leeches feeding on the host, after falling off with stomach full to be replaced by another batch of leeches that the system produces.

    When rakat press for police professionalism, judiciary’s independence, freedom of the press, or open tenders or end of draconian laws like ISA and OSA, it is merely to clean up and remove, step by step, these props supporting the structure and scaffolding of this patronage system. They are props – not the main patronage system (which is mindset), and trying to reform the first mentioned though helpful and may appease some quarters will not address adequately the pivotal grievance, which is the patronage system itself that the people are voting against!

    However, unfortunately, it is that patronage system that is raison de etre for entering into politics and continuing with political power in this country – as well as many others. So can that raison de etre (patronage system) be reformed and changed???

    By definition of the word ‘ raison de etre ‘ (or the reason for being or existence) it cannot. Maybe at best it can be mitigated by appropriate institutional checks and balance being built into the political and constitutional process (as they do in matured democracies) to guard against this perennial avarice and self aggrandizement of human nature.

    To be sure, the members of ruling coalition are not the only ones ensconced in power seeking rent. Many from the Opposition would also strive to defeat them in order to be ensconced in the same privilege position to seek rent.

    It remains for rakyat to be educated and vigilant at all times against abuses by political elites of whatever affiliation, complexions or ideology. It is an eternal vigilance whatever changes in political landscape now or in the future.

  29. #29 by Windchime on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 4:08 pm

    Mr. PM, Thank you for your gesture in thanking us for sending you a loud and clear message. You have mentioned that “…point made and point taken”.

    But your recent actions still does not jive with your mouth. You talk but do something else. Why Mike Tyson as a Minister? He cant even “Speaka-da-English”. Or suddenly he become smart as he had used up all his ‘tuition” fees!? What several million RM of cash used for that, right? Maybe give him another crack at improving his English further, right?

    Why about that bigot Kerismuddin and Nazri who were appointed as Ministers. Don’t you know they also caused your downfall like your SIL? Listening or not??

    What about all the bigot UMNOputras and their bigot allies (so called NGOs) protesting and calling for more Malay representation in the local state assembly, etc. Why don’t you send them a message that and tell them it is illegal for them to demonstrate and that you will throw them in jail under the ISA.

    If you don’t (anyway, still sleeping right?) then why dont you just release the folks who are still under detention, without any conditions.

    As for those bigot NGOs, why dont you tell them it is time, they wash away their colour away and don the new “Malaysian” costume where all my fellow Malaysians and myself are currently and will probably wear forever?

    Mr. PM, if you have heard our message, those will be a good start and then we can perhaqps suggest more. Dont just cakap and janji but still no action…

  30. #30 by gofortruth on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 4:40 pm

    I don’t think PM found the big mistake:-


    Its a bigger mistake not knowing the big mistake!

  31. #31 by HJ Angus on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 4:52 pm

    Sometimes I get the impression the PM is directing a major advert campaign than operating as a Prime Minister – there is always some new product or campaign launched but no results published – just like the new police outfits.


  32. #32 by AhStone on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 5:29 pm

    the mullah is still in deep sleep… i thought he said he had a thousand dreams… maybe this is just one of them.. with this new government in the cabinet we can expect another year of spins

  33. #33 by joehancl on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 5:37 pm

    Mr LKS, Please put what you have written in your long red Indian pipe and smoke it. I do hope you will fall asleep dreaming as I used to do. Cut me some slack Mr. LKS. We are politicians and humans too. So please act like one, you know..Cakap tak serupa bikin. Yours truly, Pak Lah

  34. #34 by lakilompat on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 5:37 pm

    So many cronies company will benefit, today they change the police uniform outfit, then tomorrow fireman, then next day armies then all the UMNO putra & UMNO putri, wow that’s a lucrative business. Good way to do business to benefit a few, but majority of the Rakyat not even get a single crumbs or benefit from it. The crime rate might still be high, and they have yet find the missing child “Shalinee.” The 1st thing they do is consolidate mainboard and 2nd board to make sure Khairy shares did not drop and easily transacted. Then they make ruckus at Terengganu. They’ve yet release the ISA detainee despite numerous call & fax to request Pak Lah to unconditionally release the detainee. Pak Lah & Khairy are still arrogant, there’s nothing opposition can do.

  35. #35 by motai on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 6:35 pm

    sir, aab lost his 2/3rd [deleted] so lets create ways of getting rid of this rotten gvt, lets unite to make malaysian malaysia a realty!

  36. #36 by LadyGodiva on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 6:47 pm

    ‘I thank the Malaysian people for this message” Abdullah Badawi

    You just got spanked and you say “Thank you”??


  37. #37 by penang308 on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 7:01 pm


    He is still as arragont and living in slumberland.

  38. #38 by LadyGodiva on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 7:02 pm

    “It remains for rakyat to be educated and vigilant at all times against abuses by political elites of whatever affiliation…” Jeffrey

    Power never fails to corrupt those who wields it.

    It transcends party lines and does not matter if it involves a wakil rakyat from UMNO, DAP or PKR or PAS. In the case of a free and democratic society adhering to principles of good governance, transparency and accountability suffice it to say that for a government of the people, by the people and for the people to have any real meaning, the rakyat has to play their part and “be ever vigilant” – as Jeffrey says.

  39. #39 by justice_fighter on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 7:19 pm

    Do not expect a corrupt leader to fight corruption!

    If the message on 8 March was not strong enough for you, we will send you another stronger one in GE13 and together you can say good bye to BN!! Please continue to sleep on the job, without this we can’t topple BN.

  40. #40 by leealex24 on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 7:37 pm

    I think the problem with the PM right now is he’s willing to make these changes but, not able to. I don’t know what the reasons maybe but one thing for sure, if the federal government do not perform – correction excel in the next term, they may risk losing more states. But, of course, that’s also on the assumption that the BR does a great job too – equality/transparency/economic growth/liberal, otherwise, the people may just end up choosing the less of the two evils.

  41. #41 by akarmalaysian on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 7:48 pm

    mana boleh sedar???…dia mane ade masa nak layan problemo yg dia tak tau langsung…mungkin sekarang dia sibuk dgn hal terengganu.RM1billion setahun tau….kalau tak korek…nak tunggu masa bila nak korek lagik?

  42. #42 by alaneth on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 7:56 pm

    Well, Badawi asked for it!!!. During the Hindraf march, do you still remember Badawi told protesters (over-confidently) NOT to march on the street, but to take grievances thru the proper channel and the BALLOT Box?

    Well, We did what Badawi asked us to do!

  43. #43 by democrate on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 7:58 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – -‘ Malaysia’s premier Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Tuesday his “biggest mistake” in disastrous elections was to ignore cyber-campaigning on the Internet which was seized by the opposition. ‘ Yahoo Msia.
    Dolah Dolah, my God, u have already spent billion of ringgit for the Cyber and super corridor for multi media just next to your istana office with your arrogant son in law beside yet u dare to say that is your biggest mistakes. The two former Ministers of Infor and LKY the soh Low doctor and your son in law lah.. they were the one who condemned the bloggers. Dolah jangan hidup di belakang zaman lah…

  44. #44 by ktteokt on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 8:00 pm

    AAB is now blaming the Internet for the failure of BN in the recent GE! But I believe he is not “updated” enough to understand what goes on on the Internet, so thinking that he can control the media, newspapers and TV stations, he was able to brainwash everyone. The results of the recent GE proved him wrong and he is now putting the blame there. Actually, when Dr. M opened the MSC, such things are already evident, but AAB has been too sleepy to realize its importance!

  45. #45 by undergrad2 on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 8:01 pm

    If there’s going to be a one term Prime Minister, I have no doubt Abdullah makes the perfect candidate for it. What brings him down is his poor leadership skills.

    Given his poor leadership skills it is not surprising that others around him moved to take advantage of it. We will soon know who these people are. If at one time he was an indispensable asset to them, Abdullah is now a liability. It is time to balance the books.

  46. #46 by k1980 on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 8:14 pm

    No action will be taken against teachers who do not attend official functions organised by the new state government.

    National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) Penang branch Lim Ming Tzong @ Adam Alim Abdullah said teachers in Penang no longer needed to give explanation letters for failing to attend such functions.

    He said the teachers were granted the “flexibility” since the state was no longer under the Barisan Nasional rule.

    “A senior state Education Department official recently told school heads at a briefing that attendance was immaterial.

    “But, those who plan to attend such functions are required to first inform their school heads about it,” he said Wednesday.

    Previously, he said, disciplinary action would be taken against teachers who failed to provide reasonable excuses for not attending state-organised functions.


  47. #47 by nahoda on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 8:31 pm

    History speak for itself, if he still not wake up then he’ll be the opposition after GE13.

    Point of view, he still plan on self interest rather than his party or people.

    How come he brought those ‘old cow boy’ into his cabinet, aren’t there no other who is better.

  48. #48 by lopez on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 8:50 pm

    Some people are born stupid, some are born sleepy, yet soem are born both sleepy and stupid.

    Malaysia has one such person and he should step down and NOW

    It is too late to sob, let others have a go on the swing, you had your turn and you fuxxxx it up

    Just disappear , get lost you wasting enough time and money of malaysian public, let us move forward

    Let the opposition do their part of the deal to the people.

    Stop being a spoilt brat, go play with the new wife.

    Just Change

    The Way to go = DAP

  49. #49 by HJ Angus on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 9:29 pm

    Well the new Law Minister just got his proposal for a “sorry” to the former Lord President shot down so maybe the pace decided on is “one step forward, two steps backwards”.


  50. #50 by BlackEye on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 9:33 pm

    The fella has an uphill task ahead of him. He has been given a long rope by his mentor. Now we’ll have to wait and see what he does with it. Should we expect him to hang himself with it? I don’t think we should.

  51. #51 by Come2Papa on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 9:44 pm

    “He said he would abide by any decision made by Tuanku Mizan or the Prime Minister including stepping aside and allowing Datuk Ahmad Said to take over as Mentri Besar. ” STAR

    He is just a pawn in the power game. He should withdraw himself as the candidate for the post which would leave UMNO with no choice but to put up another candidate. That way Abdullah would not lose too much face. That would be the best way out of the impasse.

  52. #52 by Come2Papa on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 9:54 pm

    The sultan is probably only showing his unhappiness at the UMNO state leadership. The PM as President of UMNO should address the real issues.

    It is a constitutional crisis in the making. But I don’t think the sultan who is also the king wants to put the nation into such a mess. But it is clear that the reason why it has gone this far is because as someone says earlier the “poor leadership” skills of the Party president who is caught once again asleep behind the controls.

  53. #53 by cancan on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 10:19 pm

    A Letter To The Prime Minister

    Link: http://www.kingsmary.blogspot.com/

  54. #54 by AhStone on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 10:38 pm

    the mullah should just sleep permanently… he has learnt nothing and what he hears he interprets it how he wants to believe it. he is a real sweet talker but oh come on, if you can’t even handle the doom-for-destruction UMNO together with khairy the monkey, how the hell is suppose to bring better change to malaysia? good that he’s still around. the next GE will bring an end to the arrogance of BN

  55. #55 by ric23_my on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 10:40 pm

    DAP has yet to come out with an explanation or the criteria how the Selangor exco candidates are select … please dont upset the loyal supporters

  56. #56 by mendela on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 10:53 pm

    Everyday Kit writes lots of great articles.

    I think it is high time Kit compiles his writing and put them into print!

    There is nothing greater than great books. Great books is forever.

  57. #57 by mycroft on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:10 pm

    I am going to raise a point that will no doubt annoy a lot of people. It has to do with the comments of some people here, which is plainly against the rules of fair engagement. I notice that a lot of posters here are keen on using Badawi’s wife as an argument, which I strongly believe should not be done at all. Whatever we might think of the man, let us leave his personal life aside.

  58. #58 by ypmeng on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:19 pm

    Uncle Lim

    Are you not looking into the postal votes by the army where they have to put in their Service No , Names, and Rank on the voting slip.

    The Army should be questioned on this????

  59. #59 by pjboy on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:20 pm

    Any pyschologist out there to define what kind of disease is our PM suffering from?…psychologically speaking. The admission sounds like he is being provoked (“I thank you…”)…& he is not very happy about it…planning to retaliate (“Point made & point taken…(deep inside) but none given!”). It would have been better if it was “I am sorry to the Malaysian people & the Rulers. The people have spoken & we must fulfill all our promises, going back 2004.”

  60. #60 by pjboy on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:22 pm

    The conclusion of the Terengganu MB issue will also spell conclusion for PM AAB…hence the delay for UMNO elections.

  61. #61 by limkamput on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:30 pm


  62. #62 by Tim Sng on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:32 pm

    Sdr Lim senior,

    [I call you Sdr because of your firm belief in a Malaysian Malaysia, not because I am a DAP member.]

    Sdr, you say that Pak Lah has not come to terms with the losses. To some extent, he has come to understand the power of blogging.

    Question: Has DAP/PKR/PAS come to terms with the victories and are moving ahead?

    Why not look at what you can do rather than keep looking at Pak Lah’s shoulder? Again, your teams and co-partners are not opposition anymore. For example, your proposals for this and that…does not seem to have any bite or impact.

    Why not act as a team?

    1. Set up your own [coalition] newspapers and apply for a licence. It will be approved.
    2. Seek an appointment with Home Affairs Minister and demand/insist for their release, with appropriate arguments.
    3.Convince all races and assure especially the Malays that all races esp theirs will be well looked after in all states run by PAS/PKR/DAP.
    4. Meet all Sultans, one by one, as a group of [TRIO] and sembah them, assure them etc.

    Hey, Sdr Lim and Sdr AI and Tok Guru [he may not allow me to call him Sdr yet]….we want your actions to follow your words.

    Otherwise, there will be a reversal of the tsunami in five years.

  63. #63 by limkamput on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:37 pm

    Owah, blackeye and come2papi – the ID mah chai of gorilla now all resurrected. How come kickbutt not here yet, forgot the password is it? Sigh… anything new other than you telling the same old grandmother stories.

  64. #64 by limkamput on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:39 pm

    Why not look at what you can do rather than keep looking at Pak Lah’s shoulder? Again, your teams and co-partners are not opposition anymore. For example, your proposals for this and that…does not seem to have any bite or impact. tim sng

    fully support.

  65. #65 by cemerlang on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:41 pm

    Mister Prime Minister, are you implying that all this while, you never take Malaysians for serious ? Are you thinking that Barisan Nasional is eternal ?

  66. #66 by limkamput on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:41 pm

    It is a constitutional crisis in the making. come@papi

    What constitutional crisis? It is power play.

  67. #67 by limkamput on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:51 pm

    lady gorilla says: “…suffice it to say that for a government of the people, by the people and for the people to have any real meaning, the rakyat has to play their part and “be ever vigilant” – as Jeffrey says.”


  68. #68 by hennesy on Wednesday, 26 March 2008 - 11:54 pm

    Dear YB Lim,

    Can DAP-PKR-PAS coalition stop bickering about MBs & EXCO lineup? It’s time the 5 states form the government & prepare for the next parliamentary meeting. It doesn’t matter if DAP-PKR-PAS are not able to form an official Barisan Rakyat coalition. What we want to see is solid & affirmative action in bringing justice & fair governance to Malaysia. We don’t want to hear anymore “we will do this, we will do that”. Voters want to see action. Start the engine & walk the talk.

    First priority – should be to bring justice to all the corruption & abuse of power by BN so called “leaders”. ‘The Rakyat’ have had enough of monkeys like Zakaria, Khairy, Hishamuddin & Samy Vellu. Screw up once is human nature, screw up twice is tolerable but screwing up over & over while in denial is a sign of incompetence & disrespect! If they fail to realize their mistakes, then somebody pls give them a tight slap. Somebody once said, “All it takes for evil to truimph is for good men to do nothing”.

    Second priority – should be to find ways to resolve racial disharmony. I believe the Malays, Chinese & Indians have had enough with racial politics. What we want is a non-racial & fair government. 50 years of being branded as either belonging to UMNO, MCA & MIC take’s time to change but it has to start somewhere. Long have we, the children born after 1969 wonder how did our parents & grandparents were able to form such good friendship with other races & yet we wonder, why does it not happen anymore now? We know part of the reason was NEP but you, me & everyone else knows it can’t be removed anymore. But what CAN be done is to give the same benefits to the non-Malays as well. They paid their taxes, they fought for the country, they contributed to the economy, they have embraced & identified themselves as Malaysians. Why leave them out? They feel abandoned. At this current time, we no longer find just poor Malays, but many many poor Chinese, Indians & all the other minorities as well. They need help too. Sooner or later, when all the Chinese & Indians can no longer pay taxes & contribute to government funds, then who will suffer?

    Third priority – should be to grow the economy of these 5 states. Make voters feel secured that they did not make the wrong choice. A poor economy & slow market means slow returns & poor revenues. We don’t want to sacrifice the economy in order to uphold democracy. We want to see projects completed on time & for the benefit of the people. Fair & competitive deals to attract investments. Employment & business opportunites for all. Don’t give BN anymore reasons to setup more useless GLCs to offer employment to Malays because they can’t find jobs.

    In summary, pls deliver as promised.

  69. #69 by pjboy on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:01 am

    Can’t wait for the 1st day of Parliament !!! Anyone any idea when ?

  70. #70 by Tim Sng on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:13 am

    Sdr Lim senior, Sdr AI, Tok Guru,

    The Rakyat has spoken….and given you mandates in three states. The political platform has been shaken and changed.

    The Rakyat can only do one thing: “Undi”.

    Now, it is you, the WAKIL RAKYAT, who should take over.

    You do not go to the streets, you need not do ceramahs, and least of all, you need not write blogs after blogs and letters after letters to the PM, PL or AAB.

    So, what should you do….don’t ask me or anyone else….you are the WAKIL RAKYAT, so you should know what to do. That is why you have been elected.

    All these years, you have been crying, shouting, asking….”vote us….” “vote us….” “vote us…”

    You did get some votes. The number is not important. Once voted, the responsibility is on your shoulders.

    Just get on and do it. Enough of blogs after blogs, letters after letters.
    Your voice must be heard. NST, STAR, and the others…TV3, RTM1,2 .. must begin to tell the country what LKS, WA, or Tok Guru is saying.

    After the sweeping victory of the opposition…..has the country changed? In terms of transparency, in terms of true change of heart in leadership, in terms of accurate and fair news and reporting.

    Surely, we want fair, good news.

    Again, from my heart, I believe….next time round, it could be all BN sweeping back, or PKR,PAS,DAP….just holding brooms…sweeping their backyards again.

    We need real change. It is time for either a truly independent newspaper or an opposition newspaper. ….to give a balanced reporting.

    Blogs and letters and ceramahs is not the answer, surely.

    At this stage, I am more disappointed with BR than BN, unless there is a lot of things that you are all doing quietly that we do not know of, which is unlikely, because you are not opposition and so should not be doing things quietly…..after over two weeks.

    BR leaders, you have a voice….the voice of the rakyat who voted you…as Wakil Rakyat…..speak, act and move.

    Push for the urgent release of the Hindraf leaders…work towards reconciliation……visit the Sultans…..assure the rakyat…esp the Malays that their interests will be protected…act now, not just a few months before the next elections! Don’t make the same BN mistake.

    I speak independently, not pro BN nor pro BR, but pro rakyat…as a Malaysian Malaysian, who loves ALL races, and respects ALL religions.

  71. #71 by Tim Sng on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:14 am

    …correction…typo error..

    …mandate in 5 states…

  72. #72 by mendela on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:15 am

    heard from quite reliable source tat ‘he’ wil b stepping down tis fri..

  73. #73 by Tim Sng on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:28 am

    Sdr Lim,

    For example, today’s STAR was all about BN, except one small column for YB Hadi, one small column for YB[b] Karpal, and one for YB Wan Azizah. …but not one for you.

    Are we going to read such news for the next five years…….BN this, BN that, BN this, BN that…..and not really know [again] what is happening to our country…especially the five states that are not under BN.

    What do you have to say about this very unhealthy situation in the country…where news on radio, TV and newspapers sing one tune only.

  74. #74 by kcb on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:29 am

    Dear Tim Sng, I think you should stand for election come the 13th GE.

  75. #75 by bentoh on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:36 am

    Don’t you think it is funny when tons of people are saying DAP/PKR/PAS is no longer an opposition… when their chiefs are going to sit on the opposition bench in the coming house???

    While the 5 states people are doing their job… YB LKS is only an opposition MP in the parliament and thus I don’t see any “you and your team should show (insert anything here)” problem with YB’s statement over here… :)

    But of course as tons of us have been saying… We have vote… Please make sure what you and DAP are doing is enough to secure the votes on our hand…

    And thus I believe YB LKS as a DAP chief, has owed us an explanation as to why the most experienced and talented DAP ADUN in Selangor state assembly did not get to be picked as an exco…. and worse, not a single bit of confirmation that he will be chosen as the speaker in DUN Selangor….

    Had YB LKS or the DAP ever forgot about their cry for meritocracy? I hope not…

  76. #76 by LadyGodiva on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:45 am


  77. #77 by Menang atau mati on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:50 am

    So far,our PM has given only lip service.

    Let’s see if it is different this time.

    I have a strong gut feeling it is all of the same thing – promises as in 2004 after the general election.

    Yes promises only – all empty promises – all talk and no action.

    I do hope I am proven wrong.

    Showsomemercy – you are back?Welcome back!

    Seriously speaking – Although I am a supporter of Barisan Rakyat, I would like to see 2 opposing strong political fronts in Malaysia to act as a check and balance.

    BN, if not reformed may not provide a viable alternative.

    BN and its component parties with its current leadership has little credibility.

    However,if the leadership changes hands too fast to capable leaders of integrity,it may not allow the Barisan Rakyat to grow a little stronger than present.

    Growing stronger by defections may be beneficial in the short term but brings with it many undesirable traits that may infect others within the BR.

    Becoming stronger through more wins in by-elections and the next general elections is the better growth model.

    Striving and enduring hardships to achieve success builds character for both the party and the individual candidates.

  78. #78 by pjboy on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:59 am

    As one old-hand politician put it: new broom sweep clean. That means, old broom in the cabinet don’t sweep at all – what it worst, replacing old broom with even older broom !!! New cabinet, but old brooms. Habislah, all the dirt will remain. Only a small portion will be clean, where there is new broom.

  79. #79 by HJ Angus on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 1:00 am

    While it is good that many are still writing about what needs to be done, it takes time to get organised for the states for function well.

    It is definitely more complicated than taking over a company (worse than a hostile take-over) and I am willing not to critique the new admins for 3 months.

    Two good rewards they did quickly – the RM1 quit rent for places of worship in Selangor is good and also the amnesty for fines.
    The idea of a foreign worker’s development fund to train locals is also a good concept.

  80. #80 by Menang atau mati on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 1:10 am

    Still debating over Teng?

    As I said before;

    Country before party,

    Party before self.

    Politicians who have the interest of the Rakyat in their hearts should not regard positions to be overly important.

    I have the greatest admiration for Uncle Lim/Kit.
    Are there anybody in DAP comparable to him?

    Perhaps so, and if any,would only be a handful -Karpal Singh and Dr Chen Man Hin.

    All 3 of them have stood the test of time and tribulations.

    If there is one word to describe them,it is – unwavering.

    Unwavering and comitted to thier ideals and vision through thick and thin.

    So if DAP under the leadership of Uncle Lim has decided, I would believe it is a well thought of and sound decision.

  81. #81 by Menang atau mati on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 1:17 am

    HJ Angus Says:

    Today at 01: 00.32 (9 minutes ago
    It is definitely more complicated than taking over a company (worse than a hostile take-over) and I am willing not to critique the new admins for 3 months.

    HJ Angus, 3 months?

    Are you serious or not?

    Even one year is not enough to find out the “skeletons” in the cabinets left over by the previous administration.

    You gave Pak Lah 4 years and he had the benefit of a smooth and complete handover!!

    What with all files gone missing!!

    3 months? Angus, you must be joking!!!!

  82. #82 by kickbutt on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 1:19 am

    limkaput is clearly on his way to beating his old record of having the most number of deletions for obscene language used!

  83. #83 by limkamput on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 1:28 am

    lady gorilla says: “…suffice it to say that for a government of the people, by the people and for the people to have any real meaning, the rakyat has to play their part and “be ever vigilant” – as Jeffrey says.”

    How? You execrise your power on the elites once every five years. The elites abuse their power on you everyday for five years? Sound fair to you?

  84. #84 by kickbutt on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 1:37 am

    talking to the moderator?

  85. #85 by kickbutt on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 3:03 am

    now that elections are over, let us not forget this song:


  86. #86 by kickbutt on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 3:04 am


  87. #87 by LadyGodiva on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 3:39 am


  88. #88 by ADAM YONG IBNI ABDULLAH on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 7:36 am

    YB Lim.

    i believe that this wonderful blog of yours ( besides raja petra’s ), have after the general election BEEN VERY CAUTIOUS of what is and isnt to be commented. either i have been over zealous or i have been critical of the party DAP that i support. it is either “awaiting moderating” even if i type in the word moderate.

    you have answered my txt message to you,thanks for that and you can also refresh the archive, to view what i have wrote before.

    unless, foul words are used, unless we goes against the constitution, and unless we abuse the rights of others race and religion, i sincerely hope you can tolerate some form of disagreement with your ideas and ideals.


    i am really sick and tired by the premier pointing fingers to every directions EXCEPT himself. much of which i advocate to his lack of leadership skill and management ability.

    even zaid ibrahim publicity stunt of announcing a proposal to apologise to Tun Salleh has been in put in ” cold storage “. so this is pak lah adminstration. slow and slower.

    even ( it will never happen ) that paklah appoints yb lim as a minister together with karpal singh and tony pua, it is still the same weak ,undecisive abdullah badawi that cause the raayat to be unhappy. provide the premier with the best management team, he still cannot decide.

    what is so difficult to release the 5 hindraf leaders ?

    what is so difficult to accept that Tun Salleh deserved an apology and full benefits be given to him and the other judges?

    what is so difficult to make aca accountable to parliament only?

    to have denied bn two third majority is to me is a mistake. we should have denied bn being in the government. the next ballot box will raise the bar.

  89. #89 by pjboy on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 9:08 am

    Whatever it is a shadow cabinet should be considered to ‘fill-up’ any gaps of the cabinet. Besides check & balance. Key word here: Competition, and a healthy one. The word challenge is not suitable.

    I did say ZI move to apologize Tun SA was just PR work. As usual – become N-A-T-O. Wonder what’s the point to stay appointed as de facto law-ya minister. Now he criticise some of the century old laws just because it did not suit UMNO power hunger wolves. So, is this new broom or used-broom or just old-broom?

  90. #90 by lakilompat on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 9:45 am

    I’m wondering will there be a “Tun” title honor to Pak Lah? what’s his achievement, and resume as a 2 term Prime Minister of Malaysia?

  91. #91 by aiD_kamikuP on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 9:58 am

    pjboy asked “So, is this new broom or used-broom or just old-broom?”

    The answer: PENYAPU!!

  92. #92 by ADAM YONG IBNI ABDULLAH on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 10:17 am

    friends and fellow bloggers.

    YM raja petra had been asked by the court to pay rm4 million damages. i think it is time to support the MAN who have guts to the expose the bad guys . spoken to marina and have requested a gethering with raja petra. i cannot make any comments on the case as it may be contempt of court BUT we can certainly help out.

    YB lim, i hope you may assist . we need to give raja petra the moral support.

  93. #93 by lakilompat on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 10:26 am

    Well, if this court charge is successful, then all bloggers can be charged by Pak Lah and Khairy. He can appeal i believe.

  94. #94 by HJ Angus on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 10:35 am

    memang atau mati
    you take issue with my 3 months grace period:

    What I wrote was not that we will get the perfect administration after 3 months but that I will not critique them untill the grace period is done.

    Yes I did write to malaysiakini that AAB needs more time in his second year but if you care to read my later blog entries, I have been quite critical of the government.

    As for missing files, I am no computer genius but I think there are computer experts who can recover data from deleted files.
    Also any questionable dealings can be disowned by the new admins and people who have such agreements must produce the documents signed by the previous admin to file a law suit if they want to.

    Furthermore wrt AAB, he was not willing or able to rock the BN applecart but the new admins are racing with time as it is only a 5-year window that they have.

  95. #95 by ADAM YONG IBNI ABDULLAH on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 10:41 am

    the court awarded damages in default.

    raja petra being raja petra has no faith in the judiciary and as he had written in MT, he threw all such nod, wos into the dustbin. raja petra has no counsel ,and made no appearance in court.

    BUT – i appeal, that YB lim and anwar ibrahim, (especially ai ) for which raja petra had done so much in his free anwar campaign days, have to pay the price to defend the truth.


  96. #96 by balance88 on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 10:52 am

    Uncle Lim, i wld be very surprised if Pak Lah gets the message. In the last election, PL was a new fool. A new fool not to walk the talk. In 2008, he is an OLD FOOL! An old fool who embraced self denial and still thinks the world is flat!

    PL still talks about the pace of reform. Where got pace when there is no reform. His soldiers even attributed BN’s poor showing to the internet.

    Like the Americans use to say – its not the pace and its not the internet, Stupid. Its the reform.

  97. #97 by balance88 on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 10:57 am

    Uncle Lim, maybe in your message to PL you may want to tell him also that the people have made their point but he has missed the point completely!

  98. #98 by ADAM YONG IBNI ABDULLAH on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 11:02 am

    READING the government controlled media.

    the ONLY thing that is reported from the first cabinet meeting on wednesday the 26th march 2008 is :-

    zaid ibrahim has proposed for the apology to Tun salleh and the other judges and it is UNDER CONSIDERATION , as some of the ministers are more experienced and wiser .

  99. #99 by bentoh on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 11:03 am

    Menang atau Mati:

    I don’t think I’m qualified to criticize YB LKS’s leadership…

    But I do feel sad when lots and lots of enthusiastic and talented people leave the party… for reasons which included the leadership of DAP…

    I believe a verbal explanation by the DAP chief over Teng’s issue… could best shut up the outrageous public voice…

    Why am I not having the “awaiting moderation” thingy?? @@

  100. #100 by justiciary on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 11:05 am

    The IPCMC must be implemented for the sake of at least public safety.Today’s SUN carried another shocking news about a senior police officer in the Klang valley held for graft.This scum was detained by the ACA for allegedly accepting RM75,000 as an inducement not to take action against a car theft syndicate mastermind.No wonder we always drive in fear of becoming the next victim of car hijack cum robbery.No wonder there are police officers living a lifestyle beyond their legitimate incomes.

    YB LKS,please act now to help to get rid of the most hated public
    law enforcers,there are none other than the corrupted police officers.Let us spit and throw shit at them just to vent our anger.

  101. #101 by ilovedap on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 11:05 am

    More importantly, I want to know when will they release the Hindraf 5? Come on Mr. Government. The people have voice out over and over again. Please release them and treat everyone like a human.

  102. #102 by lakilompat on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 11:06 am

    Never see Pak Lah prepare his own speech before, did he prepare what speech he’s going to deliver or any Tom,Dick and Harry prepare it for him to read for the sake of press conference, he’s jus reading it for fun.

  103. #103 by Bigjoe on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 11:39 am

    I can’t believe after all the shouting that Badawi is about to cave-in to the Terengganu Sultan. Its the equivalent of a CEO having to fire a key staff because one of his members of board of advisors says so. When you are forced that way, its the beginning of the end of the CEO.

    He does not see the big picture. He just does not.

  104. #104 by lakilompat on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 12:28 pm

    CEO failed to acknowledge the Board & the management. His days are definitely numbered. He’s going to continue sleeping again and again after delivering a few speeches, launching a few events.

  105. #105 by Menang atau mati on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 1:06 pm

    To those who directed their comments to me – points made and points taken.

    WOW!! Sounds like Pak Lah,looks like Pak Lah but it is not Pak Lah – it is “Victory or Death”


    I cannot log on to his Malaysia Today website to post comments because labisman has not come back to me to grant permission to post comments.

    That being so, I am pledging my support for Raja Petra here.

    I pledge RM1000/- in support of Raja Petra defence/ appeal of the judgement handed down against him.

    YM Raja Petra , just give me your account no. and it will be banked in within 48 hours.

    I hope this gesture of mine will nudge or inspire others to do so similarly with whatever amounts they can.

    We should start a Raja Petra Defence and Counter-suit Fund.

    “Victory or Death”

  106. #106 by ADAM YONG IBNI ABDULLAH on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 2:02 pm

    menang atau mati.

    you are a gem.
    Raja Petra had done much for Malaysia . arrested under isa. threatened with multiple reports, to the extend marina abdullah was even called to dang wangi for interrogation.

    if you are not having the ‘moderating thingy’- means you are good and beautiful and well mannered and high eq and iq. because i get carried away many times emotionally .

  107. #107 by jetaime.f on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 2:38 pm

    that was a quick ruling by the courts whilst other pertinent and highly publicized cases are prolonged…..

    rick23_my, perhaps you can lend a helping hand to demand for an immediate answer re the above….

  108. #108 by Menang atau mati on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 2:42 pm

    By the way ,if Raja Petra’s comments were posted on his website and the website is based in the U.S, surely the Malaysian courts have no jurisdiction over the case and so cannot pass judgement.

    Anybody ,can enlighten?

  109. #109 by jetaime.f on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 3:06 pm

    perhaps, that’s why it’s a defamation case

  110. #110 by Menang atau mati on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 4:00 pm

    Even if defamation case,it should be heard in the country the website is hosted?

  111. #111 by lakilompat on Thursday, 27 March 2008 - 7:10 pm

    If ruling coalition win this case, it means Pak Lah, Khairy and his son will become filthy rich, he will sue each and every rakyat who said something bad abt him. Even voting for or supporting the opposition is illegal look at this letter:-


    Can we sue the person who directed this mail as threatening to blacklist contractor?

    Why not they sue You tube for defaming them?

  112. #112 by limkamput on Friday, 28 March 2008 - 11:55 am

    Can we hear some statements from DAP, PAS and PKR on how we shall help Raja Petra solving his four million defamation award against him. He should be appointed the Governor of Penang, do you all think so?

  113. #113 by Menang atau mati on Friday, 28 March 2008 - 4:27 pm

    Yes, my vote goes to Raja Petra as governor of Penang.

    I hope I qualify to vote for him.

    4 generations Penangite starting with my great grandpa, born and bred in Penang I am!

  114. #114 by lakilompat on Monday, 21 April 2008 - 3:01 pm

    What’s the status of Raja Petra lawsuits?

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