“Foul is fair, fair is foul” – Malaysian politics getting uglier by the day as Najib gets close to be PM

With the Abdullah premiership nearing its end and the daily countdown for Datuk Seri Najib Razak to take over as the sixth Prime Minister in the first week of April, Malaysian politics is also getting uglier by the day – where “foul is fair and fair is foul”!

The shameful, shocking and outrageous violation of Parliament’s sanctity yesterday, where Selangor UMNO Youth leaders mobbed DAP National Chairman and MP for Bukit Gelugor, Karpal Singh in the precincts of Parliament, obstructing and menacing Karpal in the discharge of his parliamentary duties, as well as manhandling Pakatan Rakyat MPs Lim Lip Eng (DAP – Segambut), Fong Kui Lun (DAP – Bukit Bintang), Chong Chieng Jen (Bandar Kuching) and N. Gobalakrishnan (PKR – Padang Serai) who had gone to the aid of Karpal to protect him, is a blot in the 51-year history of Parliament marking a new low in Malaysian politics.

What was doubly shameful, shocking and outrageous was that the administration and security of Parliament were fully aware of the criminal intent of the Selangor UMNO Youth mob to commit the crime of parliamentary contempt under the Houses of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952 in “assaulting, obstructing or insulting any member coming to or going from the House or on account of his conduct in the House or endeavouring to compel any member by force, insult, or menace to declare himself in favour of or against any proposition or matter pending or expected to be brought before the House” [Section 9 (e)], but they did not lift any finger to protect the safety and security of MPs in the parliamentary precincts from the Selangor UMNO Youth mob although they could alert MPs and the media to the crime of parliamentary contempt being committed against Karpal.

What was trebly shameful, shocking and outrageous was the failure of Parliament to take immediate action to summarily punish by fine and/or imprisonment as provided by the Houses of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952 to protect parliamentary powers and privileges with regard to freedom of speech, debate and parliamentary proceedings to send a powerful message that such subversion of the parliamentary process, violation of the sanctity of Parliament and the privileges and security of MPs is completely unacceptable and must be visited with the swiftest and most severe penalty!

For this reason, I will not take part in the proceedings of the Committee of Privileges although I was named a member of the Committee in the motion passed by Parliament yesterday.

At a time when Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation, should unite to face the worst global economic crisis in 80 years, it is a matter of grave concern that Najib’s pre-100 Days as the next Prime Minister is being marked by the dirtiest, most unethical and divisive politics in the nation’s history.

I fully sympathise with the sentiments of a businessman who has taken a full-page advertisement in a major daily newspaper asking warring political parties to call a truce and focus on the shaky economy and jobs.

But where is the basis for such a political moratorium when the greatest priority and pride of the Prime Minister-in-waiting is not how to unite Malaysians to shepherd the country through the worst global economic crisis in 80 years, but to orchestrate the “Greatest Political Robbery” in Malaysian politics with the illegal, immoral, unethical, undemocratic and unconstitutional power grab in Perak creating the scandal of two Perak Mentris Besar with far-reaching consequences to integrity, democracy, national unity or competitiveness whether in the state or country.

The illegal, unethical, immoral, undemocratic and unconstitutional power grab in Perak, orchestrated personally by Najib, has also seen Malaysian politics plunging to a new low with independent institutions dragooned to play Umno and Barisan Nasional politics instead of upholding the rule of law, illustrated by the violation of the privileges and immunities of the Perak State Assemby Speaker, V. Sivakumar by both the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) which abused their powers by subjecting the Speaker to hours of interrogation.

Even the MACC Chief Commissioner, Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan and the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan have openly “played politics”, when the former announced that there was strong evidence that the Pakatan Rakyat Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim was guilty of abuse of power and therefore corruption in the “car and cows” allegation and the latter said that the police had completed investigations into the 97 police reports lodged against Karpal and have recommended that Karpal be charged under the Sedition Act 1948 – when the final decision has to be made by the Attorney-General!

Yesterday, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and Perak UMNO Deputy Chairman Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi threw discretion and propriety to the winds when he upped the ante in Karpal’s case, stating that the credibility of the Attorney-General would begin to be questioned by the public if Karpal is not prosecuted for sedition.

Zahid is acting most irresponsibly as a Cabinet Minister in applying public pressure to force the Attorney-General to prosecute Karpal, when the law is very clear that Karpal had committed no crime.

As Dr. Shad Faruqi, Professor of Law at UiTM had said in his article Legal turmoil over Perak defections:

Treason: Opinions are being expressed that to defy the Sultan and to threaten to go to court for defence of one’s legal rights amount to treason and a ground for deprivation of citizenship. There are fundamental misunderstandings here.

From day one of Merdeka, the King and the Sultans were open to civil suit for their official actions. They were only immune personally. In 1993 even the personal immunity was taken away.

In sum it is not a violation of the Constitution to resort to the courts to seek an authoritative opinion on one’s rights and duties. Where else does one go, what else does one do, if one has a claim?

Can Najib explain why his pre-100 days as the sixth Prime Minister is marred by the ugliest, dirtiest, most unethical and divisive politics ever in the nation’s history, to the extent that “Foul is fair, fair is foul” when he should be uniting Malaysians to better face the worst global economic crisis in 80 years?

  1. #1 by Godfather on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 1:56 pm

    I think you should amend the 4th line to be in sync with the header.

    [Done. Thank you! – Admin]

  2. #2 by pulau_sibu on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 2:25 pm

    I am curious about Chua’s video.
    I thought the so called un-natural sex applies only to muslims, else everyone should have their freedom to do what they want. That is the basics of a democratic country. Can you imagine the police to be interfering with what you are doing all the time? Don’t they have a better job to do?

  3. #3 by ahluck on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 2:41 pm

    today is friday….after friday prayers some comedy will come by the umno…i just waiting to see what comedy they comeup today.

  4. #4 by Onlooker Politics on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 3:00 pm


    Please help me to pass the following letter to your political master, Tun Dr. Mahathir.

    Thank you!


    Tun Dr. Mahathir,

    You caused the Special Court clauses to be added into the Federal Constitution of Malaysia in 1993. With such a constitutional addition, a common Malaysian citizen is given the rights to take the Monarch to court in order to resolve a dispute between the Monarch and the common citizen.

    Karpal Singh expressed his intent to take the Perak Sultan to court because he claimed that the action taken by the Perak Sultan to dimiss Nizar from the post of Menteri Besar was unconstitutional (although not illegal). If Nizar allowed Karpal Singh to be the plantiff counsel in the lawsuit against the Perak Sultan, assuming that the Attorney-General had granted approval for such a legal proceeding to be carried out against the Perak Sultan, then Karpal Singh would have the full civil rights to take the Perak Sultan to court.

    Why did your son, Mukhriz, accuse Karpal Singh for committing something which was said by him could be tantamount to “derhaka” (treason)? You permitted the common citizen, when at grief due to the action or inaction of a Monarch, to sue the Monarch but your son said that to sue the Monarch could be tantamount to “treason”! Obviously, there is a big generational gap between Tun and your good son. I doubt that your son, Mukhriz, will possess the same kind of calibre and charisma like Tun, a quality which is much needed in order to thrive well in politics!

    Anyway, as a way of courtesy, I still wish that Mukhriz have the best of luck in the Umno party election in March 2009!


  5. #5 by bennylohstocks on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 3:27 pm

  6. #6 by MyPeoplePower on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 3:37 pm

    We the Rakyat may be unable to do anything to stop Najib from being the next Prime Minister.

    But we the Rakyat can strongly pray for the God to stop Najib from being the next Prime Minister!
    Believe in God, and God willing, our hope can be succeed.


    Let us Pray.

  7. #7 by ctc537 on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 3:46 pm

    There is still a month to go before the UMNO elections and we can expect more and more “foul is fair and fair is foul” comedies to come out for the next 30 days. Our country is already the laughing stalk of the world. The top leaders and ministers are contesting for influential posts in the party and, needless to say, they don’t want to jeopardise their chances by being seen as neutral or fair when dealing with things, especially those concerning law and order, in the country.


    Anyway, fellow Malaysians, just sit back and enjoy the comedy being played out by our politicians.

  8. #8 by ktteokt on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 3:53 pm

    This is what parliament means to these SAKAIS! Send them back to the jungles where they belong!

  9. #9 by Jong on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 4:00 pm

    Hasn’t Najis been hauling stones and turn elsewhere all the time? Yeah, ‘lempar batu, sembunyi tangan’ – that’s what he knows best!

    Like father like son!

  10. #10 by Hishamuddin on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 4:18 pm

    If MP and VVIP are not even safe in Parliment, then how can ordinary Malaysian be trusted upon by the Country’s security forces/army and police to protect us anymore.

    It is certainly a dark day for Malaysia. We can be comparable to Zimbabwe

  11. #11 by wanderer on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 4:22 pm

    The present events unfolding are just a preview of what to come.
    When Mongolian C4 takes over in April, the real show begins.
    Once again, the Sicko UMNO will raise its ugly head.
    Mahathirism is bad, you have seen the worst yet!
    It will be wise for PR to plan ahead, how best to protect its Speaker of the Perak Assembly. Relying on the security personnel is just wishful thinking…this is fast becoming a lawless country.

  12. #12 by zak_hammaad on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 4:30 pm

    CAN anyone recall the last time the damn word “celaka” was uttered torrentially in the House during a full-blown debate, hurled in the august hall like the worst acid rain beating down on an unsuspecting parched earth? Thank Karpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor) for having the brass and the crass to wax lyrical on such a taboo word and for reminding us that “celaka” can now be applied as part of a viable political lexicon.

    That Karpal was possessed to disgorge the word in such unconstrained panache is understandable: he had been on the receiving end of a vile, violent threat to his life. Two bullets sent to anonymously to him would have triggered a maddening reaction from anyone but for the Tiger of Jelutong, it was an extreme warning against his earnestness to file for legal action against the Sultan of Perak for controversially instructing Nizar Jamaluddin to vacate the Perak Menteri Besar’s post and appointing Dr Zambry Kadir, thus reinstating the toppled BN State Government.

    That and the temerity of Umno Youth members to demonstrate in the proximity of his Penang law firm and home, and the deluge of police reports lodged against him for his allegedly “treasonous” insouciance, treason being the operative word pounded unrestrainedly by his enemies.

    It was as if Karpal had deliberately set himself up as a sitting duck, an easy to sight moving target that even the most insignificant Barisan Nasional politician can aim and fire at will, and still hit the target. But the difference between Karpal and these political pass-by shooters is that he had never shorn his ageless Teflon body armour that casually deflects bombs, bullets, arrows, knives and the occasional stabs in the back.

    Like all seasoned, been there, done that politicians, and that includes his compatriot Lim Kit Siang, his nemesis Dr Mahathir Mohamad, his one-time nemesis-turned-compatriot-turned dubious nemesis Anwar Ibrahim, controversy is a golden badge of honour worn with defiance, aggression and a measure of theatrics to create a wow factor. Karpal will be the first to admit this, seeing that he practically wrote the book on how to play up a glorious scene in Parliament, lap it up and earn Brownie points over the other side.

    Give Karpal an inch and he will improvise: the lump is cultivated into a clump and before you know it, the inch swells into a monumental issue, chewable, biteable and serviceable to any political issues of the moment. The incredible aspect of Karpal’s extemporised design is that it steamrolls ruthlessly over friend and foe alike, as demonstrated by his flabbergasting rant against Anwar, Kit and Lim Guan Eng, whom he emphatically blamed for the collapse of the PR Perak Government.

  13. #13 by HJ Angus on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 4:44 pm

    The quote “fair is foul, and foul is fair” is from Shakespeare’s MacBeth and it is chanted by the 3 witches.
    Not sure if this is a new version for the Malaysian play MacNajib, also a tragedy like Macbeth.

  14. #14 by mother of three on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 4:58 pm

    Lately the political scenario here is from bad to worst.Some dirty hand is playing a very dirty political game and risking the future of Malaysians.Some of us the so called stupid “rakyat”blindly help them to win the game.Unfortunately,when we realize and turn back nothing much we can do as the “Nasi sudah jadi Bubur”.Can somebody help to cut the dirty hand before it is too late?????

  15. #15 by wesuffer on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 5:05 pm

    NAJIS will grab public money as much as he can. he knew BN will out in 4 years coming.
    UMNO youth is frustrating because they know all youth division wont have future. because Bn is out in 4 years coming.

  16. #16 by Old.observer on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 5:19 pm


    I agree Selangor UMNO Youth actions are completely outrageous and I join you in condemning this mob behaviour.

    UMNO is not a minority in Parliament! There’s completely no need for a majority party to resort to such violence to oppress the minorities!

    Only in Malaysia does the majority party needs protection against the minority by using the mob to protect their interests! As if the mass media, the Police, the Law is not enough, that they must resort to using the Mobs and the Mat Rempits as well!

    Totally and utterly disgusting!

    Malaysia needs you more than ever Kit!

  17. #17 by juno on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 5:42 pm

  18. #18 by dawsheng on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:06 pm

    Celaka UMNO youth! Have the guts to send bullets but don’t have the guts to admit it, typical of jaguh kampung! Who else got bullets in this country beside the police, the army and the robbers? Who is the coward who sent the bullets to karpal Singh!

    Don’t play with the Rakyat because the King is rakyat and the Rakyat is King!

  19. #19 by Evenmind on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:19 pm

    Najib and his followers :the moronic Unmo youth and UMNO oldies are the most up to date vesions of what I call ‘BARBARIANS” celaka is just too nice a word to be used on them. They as as Barbaric as Najib blowing up the the Mongolian model with TNT. Bloody SOBs’.

  20. #20 by Godfather on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:22 pm

    Look on the bright side. The celaka people could have sent Karpal some C4.

  21. #21 by Evenmind on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:32 pm

    Balasubramaniam [deleted], the defecting MP’s or potential defectors ., offered [deleted] , But the Unbribebable ,steadfast and ironfisted Karpal offered 2 bullets , this is polictics Malaysian way , spearheaded by the Upcoming barbaric PM.

  22. #22 by dawsheng on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:34 pm

    “Not sure if this is a new version for the Malaysian play MacNajib, also a tragedy like Macbeth.” – HJ Angus

    Nah..! Is desperate housewife.

  23. #23 by Evenmind on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:35 pm

    And all that is not fable, it’s the absolute truth.

  24. #24 by NOT DUMB MALAYSIAN on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:36 pm


    They can protest whenever they like. No water cannon or tear gas canister. The Indians in Malaysians are not only marginalised but punching bags of the police when they want to flex their muscle.

    UMNO Youth are above the law and is makes Malaysia a LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD.

    C H E L A K A. Get some C4 from Najib and do it to anybody in the Malaysian political scene that UMNO Youth does not like. C4 is not limited to your mistress.

    With such a scandalous start of a premiership. We Malaysians have no place to hide. We do no accept Najis as pm and we have absolutely no respect for him.

  25. #25 by taiking on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:46 pm

    UMNO is a goner. Making wrong move and saying wrong things all the time. All their wrong and foolish acts will only anger the people more and aggravate situation. Now they are being equated with monkeys and clowns and bloody SOBs. They should be working towards re-gaining respect and confidence of the people. But no they still to arrogant. In fact they still demand respect and acceptance. Look at Zambry. Didnt he direct perakians to “Accept Me” as your mb. His position is in limbo and he has the cheek to make such demand.

    And there is little umno so-call leaders could do. Look at the mob incident again. Can najib honestly say he has no prior knowledge of the planned mob? He has no answer really. A positive answer is as good as saying he endorsed the mob against karpal. He may even be said to have proposed it. A negative answer means he has no control over the members of his political party. How could that be. Isnt he a leader of the party and indeed soon to be the president of that party. What sort of leader is he? And i extrapolate thus: what sort of pm will he be?

    I know that the next general election is still years away. That does not matter. Because I can still exercise my right as citizen to say this: I REJECT NAJIB. I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE IN HIM AS PM.

  26. #26 by Evenmind on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:47 pm

    Prediction: Malaysian Economy would be on a downward spiral as soon as the Moronic Najis comes into power , as he and his loyal gundus are going to help themselves with the nation’s coffers, doomsdays are drawing near

  27. #27 by dawsheng on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 6:50 pm

    Why send bullets and C4 when you can use it to blow up people straight away? We have a terrorist group in Malaysia and they act like cowards.

  28. #28 by grace on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 7:22 pm

    Why are those ministers who are well versed in law keeping quiet? They knpow that Karpal is acting within the laws and yet they can fold their arms to watch UMNO youths staging protest, lidging reports and finally resorting to roughing up poor Karpal.
    Did they do it on purpose and happy to watch violence?
    The only respectable senior in UMNO now is Tengku Razaleigh.
    Tengku Razaleigh did say that Karpal has the right to take legal actuion.
    He went on to explainit is UMNO who mess up the constitution removing the Royal immunity. The Chief culprit beingTDM.
    Why take on Karppal? He did it because UMNO opened up the way!!!

  29. #29 by wanderer on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 7:23 pm

    Is Sultan Azlan Shah sleeping well every night?
    I bet he does!

  30. #30 by Hishamuddin on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 7:55 pm

    Looks like intruding into the Parliment premisis is so easy nowdays. The security seems to be virtually no existance.

    Next, I will be bringing my Nasi Lemak and “Chow Kueh Teow ” store to the Parliment hall to sell next.

    Anyone care to join me ?

  31. #31 by Hishamuddin on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 8:00 pm

    How about a Roti Canai store as well ? How about “Char Siew fan” ? Do you think Chua Soi Lek will like it ?

  32. #32 by monsterball on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 8:03 pm

    When a government for more than 52 years resorts to defending…bribing…threatening… double standard laws….continuous bullying and provoking for trouble…..it is either to defend the Malaysians from such a huge huge big force of gangsters …trying to kill ..rob or raping innocent Malaysians…..as if.. we are at war…OR…..showing the many many signs that this UMNO government have been fooling Malaysians for such a long long time….cornered and rebelling without reasons or cause….just ..using the given power to govern by voters…to expose and show the many actions….spoken or done…who they really are.
    All Malaysians have seen the twists and turns.
    Desperate to squeezed more money from Malaysians….through increased toll fees from 5 tolls…suddenly withdrew….surely not for the sake of the toll users…..but knowing that will do them up ….bury them even deeper and deeper….into the many holes…. dug by them…as always..truths will conquer all.
    Without Lim Kit Siang exposing tirelessly the many corruptions and evil deeds of UMNO….without the modern internet for educated Malaysians to read the hundreds of incidents…never published in papers….without the dozens of ever faithful Malaysians…like RPK ..educating Malaysians…on UMNO Muslim behaviors….guys like us…cannot get to think for ourselves.
    Without the many brave NGO bloggers…like Susan Loone…Kata Tak Nak….Patrick Teoh…..we will not have so much to compare and think for ourselves.
    Yes…those are the reasons…UMNO is getting from bad to worst…lead by Najib….a corrupted..ruthless ..heartless….cunning UMNO appointed PM…so desperate to see “RAHMAN” prophesy moves beyond him.
    Najib will resort to anything. He is a wounded desperado acting and behaving …as if whole and clean.

  33. #33 by monsterball on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 8:29 pm

    After 52 years….and when one needs to keep defending one’s reputation or fear trouble makers…especially..when one is still holding all the powers to govern…something is very wrong.
    Why be so sensitive to so call rumours….if UMNO is such an angel?
    The fact that UMNO is using all it’s power to stay in power….by hook or by crook….are clear signs….how terribly desperate they are..and they know that….but will never admit so.
    By admitting….many will land in jail.
    So UMNO is fighting for their lives….not fighting to defend Malaysians from massive gangsters invasions.
    They are the real gangsters….disguised as gentle people…all exposed…and their only escape is with their given power to steal more and use money to buy power.
    UMNO ministers..lead by Najib.. are the so call best Muslims in Malaysia….showing Muslims…how to reserve a place in paradise.
    Muslims can judge are they sincere or simply hypocritical actors.

  34. #34 by Onlooker Politics on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 8:29 pm

    “I fully sympathise with the sentiments of a businessman who has taken a full-page advertisement in a major daily newspaper asking warring political parties to call a truce and focus on the shaky economy and jobs.” (Lim Kit Siang)

    YB Kit,

    I understand that you are a caring politician who will always put the People’s livelihood and the Poors’ survival in subsistence as the main issues of your first concern.

    However, while calling for a truce between BN and PR in order to allow more attentions to be focused on the shaky economy and jobs may sound good to all peoples of Malaysia, I simply do not hold any optimistic view about Najib’s sincerity in wanting a truce in good faith. Anyone who believes in Machiavellianism will never honour his promise. If Najib could use trojan horse once, he might also use the trojan horse twice, or thrice, or quadruple…

    Once bitten twice shy. Therefore Pakatan Rakyat leaders must stay far away from the snake, and don’t ever get bitten again.

    Right now, the most important mission for Pakatan Rakyat is to plan far ahead for increase in production of food crops, food fishes, and food livestocks in the states under the administration of Pakatan Rakyat. The food prices throughout the East Asian, Central Asian, and South-East Asian regions are expected to rise up significantly in the next few months due to the severe drought over a wide range of agricultural areas in Mainland China. The demands for rice and grains would go up sharply because the merchants from Mainland China already came to approach the businessmen in Malaysia for export source of rice and grains.

    Adding to the pressure of a high rate of food inflation is the sheer folly of Barisan Nasional’s Federal Administration in trying to resort to protectionism in order to protect the selfish interest of the Umnoputras. Najib may include some unfavourable tariff measures which will likely be aggravating the problem of stagflation in Malaysia, such as increase the import duty on imported food items and to suspend the approval for import permit of food items.

    It will only be wise for CM Lim Guan Eng to formulate the auspices plan for encouraging food production in Penang by giving away some TOL lands to the prospective farmers in order to curb the food inflation in Penang. CM Lim shall initiate the plan for stockpiling the durable staple foods in Penang, as this plan will evntually help the People to overcome a tough period of economic hardship intermingled with food shortage in the near future. To encourage the People to tighten up their belt at this critical juncture will not be adequate to get the unemployment problem solved. The unemployed People will need some TOL lands in order for them to create a niche in Penang for purpose of spurring the economic activities. Let’s join together in rapid and united effort in order to make Penang a popular place of Food Paradise in years to come! Cheers!

  35. #35 by ALLAN THAM on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 8:57 pm

    UMNO has come to a dead end. They have using all means to create problems and the worst they made use of the Sultans and the relations to achieve what they want. IT Is all UMNO tactic.

    Many on the ground have no issues only UMNO turn this as an issue to stay alive. We shall not trap under this dirtiest tactic.

    They have total lost ground and they know it. Ther why they will used all means to hang on alive.

    They never wish to change they never mean what they have promise and they only pray to MONEY all other are subsidiary.

    UMNO will vanish and replaced with a more moderate party and PAS is catching up.

  36. #36 by yhsiew on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 9:35 pm

    The current toll hike deferment is another politics-play. For fear of reaping disastrous results in the looming by-elections, BN was quick to reverse its decision of a toll hike.

    If BN ever wants to regain confidence of the public, it must change from being pro-businessmen to pro-rakyat. It must put the welfare of the rakyat above everything else.

  37. #37 by One4All4One on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 9:48 pm

    Extract from themalaysiainsider:

    //Hisham stands by Youth members involved in scuffle
    By Shannon Teoh

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein says he will back the Umno Youth members who created a fracas in Parliament yesterday.

    Saying that he would not apologise for their actions, he criticised DAP chairman Karpal Singh for being irresponsible and said that he would stand by his subordinates whether it was before a Parliamentary Privileges Committee or a court of law.

    The Education Minister told reporters that those who had confronted Karpal yesterday said they would take full responsibility for their actions.

    “If they are brought before the privileges committee, I will attend. Even if it is in court, I will be with them.

    “We will defend our honour and our good name,” he said.

    “Karpal is an MP who is irresponsible in playing with fire,” Hishammuddin said, calling the Bukit Gelugor MP’s assertions in Parliament that “Pemuda Umno Celaka (Damn Umno Youth)” had sent him live bullets a “wild accusation.”

    Hishammuddin, who is also Barisan Nasional Youth chief, said that those statements and Karpal’s “insults to the Malay rulers,” a reference to Karpal’s insistence that he could bring the Perak sultan to court over the change in government in the state, made “not just the youth angry, but citizens at large and myself.”//

    Well…what can we say about UMNO Youth’s stand on the fracas in parliament house? The chief to defend their action?? Mind boggling! Defending a mob group who created trouble and threatening an old man in wheel chair? Where is malaysia headed?

    “We will defend our honour and our good name,” he (Hishammudin) said.

    What honour and good name?? They have proven themselves to be thugs and idiots. Never heard of thugs and idiots having a good name!

    “Pemuda UMNO Celaka” – they admitted they are celaka because they respond to Karpal’s allegations. If they are not celaka, then they should not have responded in the first place. Nobody forced them to admit that they are “pemuda umno celaka”, anyway.

    Hisham’s saying that Karpal’s insistence that he could take the sultan of Perak to court is tantamount to “insulting the Malay rulers” does not hold water at all as the constitution does not bar anyone from taking a ruler to a court of law if there is a valid case, as the many learned professors of law had stated in numerous writings.

    Even the respected lawyer had weighed in (ca. 10 Feb 2009) :

    “No one exercising his constitutional right of access to the courts should be branded as being disloyal to the Rulers or threatened with preventive detention under the ISA. Was it not the BN government that sought to justify the removal of the personal immunity of the Malay Rulers in 1993 on the grounds that no one was above the law? Leave it to the court to decide if the Pakatan Rakyat has a case or not.”

    Whose take shall we consider to have more weight: Hisham’s or Raja Aziz Addruse?

    Hisham also said that Karpal’s action had made “not just the youth angry, but citizens at large and myself.”

    Please do not simply include all youths and everyone at large Hisham, many people are not with you, if you care to know or admit!

    In another themalaysianinsider’s article :

    Raja Nazrin calls for rule of law to be upheld
    By Shannon Teoh

    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Raja Muda of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah today called for regard for the law and respect for lawful institutions.

    Well, raja nazrin should have provided an answer to the situation in Perak, where Perakians (74%) of them are asking for a fresh state election. Did he hear that too? Why is he silent on that issue?

  38. #38 by ch on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 10:14 pm

    Dear All,

    There is a saying that those who don’t learn from history is doomed to repeat it. But I find most people don’t know the other part that goes with it i.e. the only thing that history teaches us that man doesn’t learn from history. The issue we face in this day and age is that there are many people who think they are superior and smarter than others. There are arrogant and think they can do the same thing that people did in the past and things will go better for them because they are smarter and brighter. For easy reference, we can take a step behind and look at Hitler. He thought he can do better than Napoleon and did the same thing that Napoleon did 200 years before him and the Russians and Americans defeated him the same way. But on the extreme end, the reason that people don’t learn from history is that most of these people do not know history or been refering to the wrong history. If we look back when Abdullah Badawi took over from Dr. Mahathir, he came in with lofty ideas and promised changes in the government system. As it turned out, he wasn’t able to push forward his lofty ideas or perhaps he didn’t have any ideas as to how to implement changes in the first place. He became a weak leader and been openly criticized by many UMNO warlords.

    Najib is now about to take over from Abdullah and perhaps had promised these UMNO warlords that he is not going to be a weak leader like Abdullah. He is actually demonstrating his vim and vitality to press forward changes and will finally crush Pakatan Rakyat. He yearns to be much better than Abdullah in order to capture the hearts of any unconvinced UMNO warlords of his ability to lead UMNO to a new chapter. A chapter or a new page for UMNO that will be written of triumphs and victories over Pakatan Rakyat. In this new chapter, which Najib aspires to write is to ensure the 5 states lost to Pakatan Rakyat will return to BN, one after another. Perak became the first to fall and left 4 bastions. It is definitely a good start for Najib.

    Pakatan Rakyat leadership should now be very careful as the new leader of BN will be breathing fire down their necks. In other words, Najib will ensure victory for BN by hook or by crook.

  39. #39 by vincent on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 10:34 pm

    It not a safe Bolehland after all. Time to hire body guard for the PR. Bolehland enforcements cannot be trusted anymore.

  40. #40 by alaneth on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 10:59 pm

    Then let Najib be the shortest term Prime Minister of Malaysia ever in our history.

    Just vote PR (the rakyat knows best) in the next GE and Najib will be down in the annals of Malaysian history of only ruling for 3 yrs!!!

  41. #41 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Friday, 27 February 2009 - 11:23 pm

    When the witches shrill cries of “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” rent the air, mischief was afoot and the witches smelt Macbeth had devious designs for the throne.

    Well, did not RPK say something about somebody dabbling in sorcery? Political sorcery is swirling and UMNO youth shrieks like a hyena in the precincts of Parliament. When the devils take over, hell will break loose over Malaysia.

    It is paramount that the saints in Pakatan Rakyat consisting of PKR, PAS and DAP must come marching in to save Malaysia. The reason for the triumph of evil, to paraphrase those oft-quoted words, is for good and patriotic Malaysians such as inhabit Pakatan Rakyat, to stay silent.

  42. #42 by ekans on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 12:04 am

    Our 1st PM, Tunku Abdul Rahman, had written in a book that a so-called ‘young Turk’ in UMNO had written him a letter after what happened on May 13, 1969, asking Tunku to resign. As if that was not bad enough, Tunku had mentioned in the book that this ‘young Turk’ had also suggested to him to do away the constitutional monarchy, and replace it with a republic. Being one of royal blood, Tunku was angered and expelled this ‘young Turk’ from UMNO. By now, most of you have a good idea about the identity of this ‘young Turk’.

    With accusations of treason & disloyalty to the monarch being hurled about lately, what can be more treacherous than to call for the abolishment of the constitutional monarchy which in effect removes the monarch from the system of government. And no, it was not Karpal Singh, but a ‘young Turk’ from UMNO who had made such a suggestion almost forty years ago.

  43. #43 by mendela on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 12:46 am

    PR is in power in Selangor.
    The Selangor UMNO celaka can no longer rob the money from rakyat at will.
    Such UMNO celaka are now angry and hungry cause no money to rob!
    So they pick the weakest among all the PR MPs to bully.

    What a shame, celaka!
    Go to hell, UMNO celaka!

  44. #44 by daryl on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 1:04 am

    Economy is the # 1 concern all over the world. However, Malaysia have two concern which is new PM and economy. The economy problem will pass us either in a year or two but bad leadership will scar the country for a long long time. You have eyes and ears to see and hear the commotion now:

    1) Perak
    2) Elizabeth
    3) Parliament
    4) Selangor
    5) MACC
    6) Toll
    7) Water

    That is a cause of concern why leadership is decided by money. You get a product that doesn’t have any substance but only chaos…

  45. #45 by One4All4One on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 1:46 am

    On Raja Nazrin Shah calls for the rule of law to be upheld (extracted from the malaysian insider, Feb 27 2009):

    ///He proposed that the public respect “institutions established through and in accordance with law” as the law is a fundamental building block of any nation.

    Under the Federal Constitution, Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy that gives certain discretionary powers to the Malay rulers, which include the appointments of the prime minister and chief ministers, the chief executives of the country and individual states respectively.

    “In Malaysia, primacy of law is upheld as one of pillars of the Rukunegara.

    “A lawless system breeds a lawless culture, which in turn suggests lawless governance and lawless government,” ///

    Nazrin hit the nail on the head when he said that lawlessness breeds lawless culture.

    This reminds the wantonness and utmost disregard for the law by a group of UMNO youths who mobbed and harassed an elderly and wheelchair-bound lawmaker in the precint of parliament house yesterday, causing a pandemonium and scuffle to break out. What a shameful and disgusting act!

    This same youth wing of UMNO had in recent past organised protests and demonstrations according to their whims and fancies, disregarding law and order or without the required police permits, whenever they disagree with any parties or felt intimidated or outsmarted by others whom they perceived as their enemies.

    Such brazen lawless culture typifies their character and behaviour, made bolder by an equally or more cocky, self-centred and self-serving higher leadership.

    And going by raja nazrin’s extension, it reflects the lawless governance and lawless government of the day in Malaysia.

    Though the constitution is said to be adhered to, it is more often that not interpreted in their own favour and advantage, so much so that selective discrimination and unfair policies are dished out according to their whim and fancy, again. If this is not lawless governance, what is?

    With such a political opponent who could muster the entire government machinery and apparatus, which includes the police force, the intelligence, and what have you, it would be formidable to counter their onslaught.

    Hence the people need to be stronger mentally, smarter, and united so that they would not be bullied by those who think of themselves as above the law ( read: the lawless ) and even untouchable.

    The Perak Political Impasse.

    If raja nazrin is true to his moral standing and principles, why is it that the Perak state government is allowed to slide into such a chaotic and unconstitutional mess?

    Why was law and order not allowed to take their natural courses?
    When the rakyat cried for the law to be restored ( to have a lawful state wide re-election ), they were denied that without a forthcoming response from the keeper of the law. The rakyat did not see justice done and felt robbed of their inalienable rights and liberties to the extent that they felt a sense of lawlessness prevailing.

    The people are cultured enough not to allow the situation from getting out of hand in the face of provocations and challenges confronting them.

    The power that be must see to it that the rakyat’s demand for fairness and law and order, in the form of a state wide re-election to determine the government of their choice, be allowed.

    Else, what exists in Perak at the moment is a state of lawless governance and a lawless government.

    Which brings us full circle to the need to uphold the rule of law.

  46. #46 by undergrad2 on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:04 am

    Let’s rejoice! Najib will be PM soon!

  47. #47 by undergrad2 on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:06 am

    Nothing is happening in Perak. It is business as usual.

  48. #48 by passerby on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:20 am

    Who are the celaka?

    sending bullets to Karpal = celaka
    c4 user = celaka
    killers of Altantuya = celaka
    using thugs to rough up Karpal = celaka
    people robbing the Perakian of
    their rightful elected gov. = celaka
    corrupt ministers, officials = celaka
    using his keris to intimidate the chinese = celaka
    using isa to detain innocent person = celaka

  49. #49 by anna brella on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 3:36 am

    Sorry I am confused.

    USAGE (from OED): Both illegal and unlawful can mean ‘contrary to or forbidden by law’, but unlawful has a broader meaning ‘not permitted by rules’: thus handball in soccer is unlawful, but not illegal.

    So if the Constitution is the highest Law in the land, how can something that is unconstitutional not also be illegal and unlawful?

    “Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.

  50. #50 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 5:05 am

    YB Kit,

    Just wondering, could you actually refuse to take part in the proceedings of the Committee of Privileges when you were already “named a member of the Committee in the motion passed by Parliament” the day before?

    Would that (refusal to take part) not be construed by your political detractors as an act disrespecting of Parliament amounting to committing contempt thereof?

    What is the implication of your refusing to take part when the setting up of the committee was done under Standing Order 80A to investigate the very complaint by your DAP comrade and national chairman, Karpal Singh, member from Bukit Gelugor?

    Could you later complain about findings of Committee of Privileges (whichever way it decides on the mob) when you refuse to serve on the Committee of Privileges, though named?

  51. #51 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 5:48 am

    I understand that the reason you gave for refusing to take part in the proceedings of the Committee of Privileges was the “ trebly shameful, shocking and outrageous” failure of Parliament to take immediate action to summarily punish Serdang Umno Youth chief Ungku Mat Salleh and Gombak Umno Youth chief Megat Zulkarnain Omardin by fine and/or imprisonment as provided by the Houses of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952.

    I also understand that your urging Parliament to take immediate action is in tandem and based on Karpal’s application to Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia to issue warrants of arrest under Standing Order 26(1)(P) for the two.

    However the Speaker had disagreed and ruled that Standing Order 80A (to form the Committee of Privileges) was the more proper procedure since he had already received notice from Mohamed Nazri on the matter, and the Speaker had further added, “As Speaker I have thought of this and I have to take firm action on what happened. My decision is final. The ruling asked for under Standing Order 26(1)(P) does not apply. This is because I cannot issue an arrest warrant on a person who has not been tried,” he said. (Source – Bernama report 27th Feb).

    Can you basically disagree with Speaker Pandikar’s ruling and use it as a basis to protest/refuse to serve on the Committee of Privileges considering two factors:-

    · Others like R. Sivarasa from PKR -Subang and Datuk Kamarudin Jaffar from PAS-Tumpat named may be serving the Committee of Privileges with DAP (within Pakatan Rakyat) only not being represented by you recusing yourself; and

    · isn’t it a common position taken of late by Pakatan Rakyat that Speaker has wide powers to make rulings that have to be respected which is why Perak State Assembly’s Speaker V Sivakumar’s decision to suspend Zamri is regular and lawful???

    If Perak State Assembly Speaker V Sivakumar has liberty to rule on Zamri’s suspension, more the reason so would the Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar have the same if not greater liberty to rule on Committee of Privileges under Standing Order 80A being the correct and preferred course over the immediate arrest/punishment of the UMNO Youth duo under Standing Order 26(1)(P) lobbied by Karpal and you.

    So assuming Speaker Pandikar’s ruling were correct, then what other legitimate reason is there for you not to serve on Committee of Privileges without being accused of not respecting Parliament? :)

  52. #52 by mendela on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 6:52 am

    passerby, very well said.

    Just to add:

    Rossie the C4 fat lady = celaka
    Toyo the power crazy botoxed idiot = celaka
    Ali Rustam the stupid airhead king of racists = celaka
    The shameless 40% of all UMNO members who are corrupted = celaka

  53. #53 by NOT DUMB MALAYSIAN on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 7:03 am


  54. #54 by HJ Angus on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 8:03 am

    Hisham is reverting to his true self ; someone who craves power as something due to him on account of his heritage.
    But I don’t think his forefathers of proud of his behaviour defending the mob in Parliament – insult or no insult.

  55. #55 by HJ Angus on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 8:06 am

    I don’t think provoking people with suggestings of arson and C4 helps in this discussion.
    It could just trigger some crazy people to do just that. Suggest admin should delete such incendiary comments or at least admonish such people.

  56. #56 by Bigjoe on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 8:38 am

    So here the latest excuse of this:

    1) They did not touch Karpal
    2) How would Karpal like it if they call him celaka Singh?

    On 1) IF the concept of attempted assault, which is criminal, escapes these people, does their opinion of anything really count? Again, it only proves Karpal point they are really damned (celaka).

    On 2) Sticks and stones may break Karpal’s bone but words especially unfounded ones will slide off him…Karpal’s point really was if his labelling was unfounded, it should not have matter to them..You can see how Karpal is smiling as their reference to this is just sliding off and makes absolutely no sense to anyone else but their too-long twisted minds…

  57. #57 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 9:48 am

    Not having “touched” Karpal & wheel chair is pathetic excuse by Selangor UMNO Youth leaders.

    The duo organised something on last Thursday that they never knew the implications and consequences. Now knowing a bit more, they said it was an Opposition MP who started the ruckus by pushing them.

    That’s of course poor excuse.

    The gathering itself of 22 itself was an illegal assembly in the supposedly sancrosanct precints of Parliament, supposedly the bastion of whatever left of democarcy in the country!

    Behaviour of the mob was squarely within offence in section 9(e) of Houses of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952 : “assaulting, obstructing, or insulting any member coming to or going from the House or on account of his conduct in the House or endeavouring to compel any member by force, insult, or menace to declare himself in favour of or against any proposition or matter pending or expected to be brought before the House” – operative words “obstructing”.

    The group of 22 by their presence obstructing Karpal from going to Dewan Rakyat presented a clear threat and intimidation.

    Even component party MCA hit at this “kind of behaviour or mob rule” as “destroying country’s image” – MCA Information & Communication Bureau Chairman Lee vWei Kiat N14 of The Star, 28th Feb.

    It was serious enough for Minister from PM’s Dept Nazri to table a motion for a 8 man investigation team to recommend appropriate action.

    The two Selangor UMNO Youth leaders are on their own.

    Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein should know that theirs is a lost cause. His excusing of their behaviour by criticisms of Karpal (see todays NST) forgets that nothing justifies this kind of mob behaviour on the door steps of Parliament.

  58. #58 by Godfather on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 10:24 am

    Kerismuddin can’t even get close to the respect that the people have had for his father and grandfather. There is no statesmanship in this guy. Sad, isn’t it ?

  59. #59 by passerby on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 10:35 am

    Kerismuddin will be remembered as the man holding the keris threatening the chinese. He is a celaka no doubt!

  60. #60 by taiking on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 10:59 am

    Tuan McBullys are real experts in dragging everything and everyone (and lembus too) into politics so long as they reckon doing so would either advance their cause or derail their opponent’s cause. Poor Daniel Li of HK ICAC too was dragged into the scene by them. Come on what can he say when asked for his opinion on the new anti-corruption Act and what else can he say when he was asked again recently on the four corrupt idiots charged under the mcaa? We may be mere Hamba deBullys but we are not stupid!

    And look. Karpal is wheelchair bound. Dont they know this? He is no more than three and half feet tall for goodness sake. And he is one fella who does not reply to adverse responses with words like “I deny” or “I have been misquoted” or “I have been misinterprated” or “I have been misunderstood” or “My remarks have been quoted out of context” etc. etc. And and he will not run away and go in hiding.

    The point is there is really no necessity to mount a mob confrontation with the man just like those mat rempits who encircle their victims with a large number of motorcycles and who then terrify their victims into submission by their unruly and violent behaviour. The world of ICT is fast pace and fast moving. The world of umno and umnoputras is just as fast pace and fast moving. Tuan McBully is a name which I think could not now quite adequately describe them. A modification is needed and I now call them Tuan Rempit McBully or T.R. McBully.

    Then again arent they all products of umno’s (-)meritocracy system? Yeah. Arent they?

  61. #61 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 11:24 am

    “Kerismuddin can’t even get close to the respect that the people have had for his father and grandfather.” (Godfather)

    Very accurate comment on Kerismuddin. If anybody wants to get a double confirmation on the truth of this comment, then please go visit an Orang Asli village in Johor called Kampung Sungai Peroh. (It is located next to Sembrong River on the way from Kahang to Kampung Peta of Taman Negara Endau-Rompin.) The Orang Asli there would tell you how they had been cheated with their votes in the 2004 General Election. The Orang Asli villagers were promised with a 6 kilometres tar road in front of the village but only 16 metres tar road had been delivered at the living compound of the Batin (tribal head). The Batin was very angry about this fraud because it was meant to disgrace the Batin and was an attempt to defame him for “makan duit” in order to cut down his influence among his tribal people.

    However, the Orang Asli villagers knew that who was the true culprit behind this plot and they would never pay true respect from the bottom of their heart to Kerismuddin, even though they might continue to receive financial aids from the JHEOA!

  62. #62 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 11:41 am

    If Kerismuddin’s credibility in his promise to the people of his constituency is also questionable, how do we expect him to be able to utter any words which will appear to be fair to both Mr Karpal and the Umno Youth Amok?

  63. #63 by One4All4One on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 12:23 pm

    I have many malay friends. I can say that many of them with whom I talk about anything and everything under the sun, agree with karpal’s outburst against the insolent umno youth and deserve to be labeled as celaka.

    They knew karpal did not aim his disgust at the malays at large. In fact I find my malay friends to be likeable, modest, understanding and very open minded indeed.

    Their demeanour does not in any manner resemble those projected by the bunch of arrogant umno bigots/ umno youths.

    So one can deduce that the malays in general are good natured and friendly people, unlike that bunch of self-serving, arrogant, opportunistic, spineless, cunning, treacherous, conniving, selfish, dishonest umno/umno youths.

    Like karpal said, we should not have time for those juvenile politicians. Perhaps he sould have added ‘delinquent’ to juvenile.

  64. #64 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 12:24 pm

    Kerismuddin’s father was the promoter of “Rukun Tetangga” (Neighbourhood Principles), whereas Kerismuddin himself is the promoter of “Rukun Tertumbok” (Boxing Principles).

    Surely there wouldn’t be any slight similarities between the father and the son, not to mention his respectable grandfather who believed in only One Malaysian Race for all peoples of Malaysia! It is really a big shame on Kerismuddin!

  65. #65 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 1:06 pm

    Referring to Raja Nazrin Shah’s calls for the rule of law to be upheld (Malaysian Insider, Feb 27 2009), I believe most Malaysian people who believe in the system of Constitutional Monarchy with Parliamentary Democracy modelled after the Westminster’s style will agree with him.

    However, it is sad for us to find that majority of the Malaysian people are only literate to read “Hikayat Hang Tuah” (The Story of Hang Tuah). Most of them don’t know how to read a common English newspaper like New Strait Times or The Star. How do we expect these common people to understand what has been written in our Federal Constitution or the State Constitution?

    We do not practice a set of straight forward, clearly interpreted Continental Laws. Most our laws are common laws being derived from case laws. If there is any Constitutional Crisis, the Judiary Branch of the Government should quickly step in to intervene. The hearing of the case of Nizar versus Zambry should be carried out quickly. Justice delay is justice denied. In event of happening of a Constitutional Crisis, the judicial review shall be the only solution for all parties concerned.

    The Judiciary Branch as represented by the Federal Court shall be made SUPREME over the Executive Branch and the Legislature Branch of the government. This is the essence of the Concept of Separation of Powers among the government branches.

  66. #66 by ALtPJK on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:34 pm

    It is NOW meaningless to make temporal reference to AAB’s remaining days as PM when discussing events in Malaysia. Rather, it should be more pertinent to relate events to the period leading up to wannabe’s ascension to the coveted position.

    Barring any sting in the tail over the next few weeks, AAB had been and will continue to be of no consequence. It is the anticipation and implications of wannabe’s presiding at the helm that a vast majority of right thinking Malaysians have grave concerns about. We can also bank on the assumption that wannabe too is well aware of this himself and would take the necessary measures to bolster both his position and public perception.

    It would not be surprising then to witness events, both desperate as well as bizzare, taking place in bolehland. Do we need anyone to hint to us of any conspired effort by various groups to create the currrent milieu of intrigue and subterfuge?

    You would recall that on more than one occasion last year effective curfews had been imposed around Parliament House (PH) to prevent public (for beneficial purpose or otherwise) from being in or near the premise. Wasn’t the public banned from PH sometime in May 2008? Wasn’t DSAI at one time prevented from being within 5km radius of PH? If it was effective then why NOT this time?

    Why was the administration and security of PH very effective in barricading and herding journalists last year and yet turned completely oblivious to the fracas?

    YB LKS, you have on many occasions raised this issue of mockery of Parliament but in days of desperation, mockery is definitely not high on their worry list. This cannot be better and more aptly demonstrated than the recent hosting by Malaysian of the 54th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference on “Expanding the role of Parliament in global society” on August 1 – 10, 2008 DESPITE the role of Malaysian MPs are being diminished when they cannot even move an amendment to the Motion of Thanks for Royal Address.

    It would be a ground-breaking event if Parliament could wield its powers via provisions of Houses of Parliament (Privileges and Powers) Act 1952 to take necessary action on Keris Champion and his boys for such violation of the sanctity of Parliament. Or do Keris Champion and his boys have Special Rights?

  67. #67 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 11:24 pm

    I have never cared tuppence for Kerismuddin’s character or brains; it’s so paltry I would be ashamed to engage him.

    Sorry Keris, you are just way too dim-witted to be in the shadows of your illustrious father & grandfather. As to hoping to be DPM when yr cousin, Najib creeps intot he PM seat, weelll..that would be real bad news for a blind Malaysia.

  68. #68 by anna brella on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 12:21 am

    If Hishammuddin Hussein is perceived to be allegedly dim-witted or even prone to making serious errors of judgement (justifiably perhaps due to the bizarrely well honed and openly demonstrated ability within UMNO Youth members to shoot their own foot better than anyone else) then what’s he doing in that government function where he now is?

    What other relevant expertise/skill does he possess which would qualify him for that important leading educative role-model position?

    “Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.

  69. #69 by ktteokt on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 7:46 pm

    The Tun just wants the best of both worlds! First he removes the sultan’s immunity to legal suits, now he asks his son to accuse Karpal of “derhaka”, making him look so divine and so loyal to the sultan! Hippocrite!

  70. #70 by Onlooker Politics on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 7:57 pm

    “What other relevant expertise/skill does he possess which would qualify him for that important leading educative role-model position?” (anna brella)

    Hishammuddin Hussein is the World Renown No. 1 CELAKA Champion (besides his academic qualification as a lawyer by profession and his official capacity as an Educational Minister) who would teach the Malaysian people to interpret the Special Court clauses of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia in accordance with “Hikayat Hang Tuah” (The Story of Hang Tuah – a book of Ancient Malay Feudalistic Controversies) but not in accordance with the Constitutionality of the Law. For instance, Hishammuddin wrongfully accused Karpal Singh for committing treason and sedition when Karpal Singh only voiced out his professional opinion about the viability of filing a lawsuit against the Perak Sultan in order to seek judicial review on the constitutionality of His Royal Highness’s decison to dismiss Nizar from the post of the Menteri Besar of Perak.

  71. #71 by ekans on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 7:57 pm

    The Orang Asli community of Kampung Sungai Peroh are bumiputeras, too. So, how can a bumiputera politician, who also claims to be defending bumiputera rights, go back on his election promise to these Orang Asli?
    But, of course, he’s actually an umnoputra, bent on only helping other umnoputras…

  72. #72 by anna brella on Monday, 2 March 2009 - 12:05 am

    Onlooker Politics: Thank you for taking the time to answer my open question here.

    I am however, very surprised to learn from the answer that Hishammuddin Hussein has a law qualification under his belt.

    How does that (qualification/learning) square up with his alleged misunderstanding/misinterpretation of clear-cut and obvious constitutional law principles when constitutional/public law is, I believe, a compulsory subject that all law students need to take and pass at the intermediate stage before progressing to sitting their finals and obtaining a full legal qualification?

    Or could that fundamental misunderstanding of basic legal principles be a result of a politician ignoring/overriding the legal understanding that he must possess as a qualified lawyer?

    “Imagine Power To The People” John Lennon.

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