Archive for December 4th, 2012

UMNO tidak mampu untuk berubah melainkan mereka dihantar ke bangku Pembangkang pada PRU13

Perhimpunan Agung UMNO ke-66 yang melabuhkan tirainya baru-baru ini hanya menggariskan satu hakikat yang tidak dapat dielakkan tentang politik Malaysia – bahawa UMNO tidak mampu untuk berubah melainkan mereka dihantar ke bangku Pembangkang pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13.

Pegundi Malaysia akan memberikan UMNO dan negara bantuan yang sangat besar dengan menghantar UMNO ke bangku Pembangkang kerana itu bukan sahaja akan mencipta keadaan yang sesuai sebelum sebarang proses “transformasi” dapat berjalan di dalam UMNO, tetapi juga akan mewujudkan asas yang lebih kukuh dan kuat untuk proses demokrasi berpalimen yang lebuh matang dengan menginstitusikan sistem dua perikatan dan peralihan kuasa yang aman melalui proses demokratik.

Tanpa “batu asas” ini, Malaysia tidak langsung dapat bercakap tentang menjadi “demokrasi terbaik dunia” sepertimana yang telah didakwa oleh Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Dalam ucapan dasar presiden, Najib berkata:

“Pilihanraya inilah yang akan mencorakkan rupawajah Malaysia hari esok untuk ditinggalkan pada anak-anak kita. Antara sebuah Malaysia yang maju berteraskan nilai serta matlamat dikongsi bersama, atau, Malaysia yang mundur terpisah oleh tembok ghaib dipalit rasa prasangka dan prejudis.”
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Apabila Najib mengatakan mengundi DAP bermakna mengundi penindasan orang Melayu, sementara Chua Soi Lek mengisytiharkan yang undi itu adalah bagi penindasan orang Cina, sudah tiba masanya untuk menyelamatkan Malaysia daripada kerajaan /UMNO/BN yang tidak jujur, penuh tipu daya, tidak berprinsip dan tidak bermoral

Presiden UMNO dan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak di dalam ucapan penggulungannya pada Perhimpunan Agung UMNO ke-66 menyeru ahli UMNO untuk berkerja lebih keras bagi meyakinkan rakyat untuk menyokong Barisan Nasional kerana undi untuk DAP bermakna mengundi penindasan orang Melayu.

Akan tetapi ini sangat bercanggahan dengan apa yang pemimpin MCA seperti Presiden MCA Datuk Dr. Chua Soi Lek katakan kepada orang cina seantero negara, bahawa undi untuk DAP bermakna mengundi untuk penindasan orang Cina.

Jelas apabila Najib mengatakan mengundi DAP adalah mengundi penindasan orang Melayu sementara Chua Soi Lek mengisytiharkan mengundi DAP mengmengundi penindasan orang Cina, bermakna telah tiba masanya untuk menyelamatkan daripada kerajaan /UMNO/BN yang tidak jujur, penuh tipu daya, tidak berprinsip dan tidak bermoral.

Wibawa dan legitimasi apakah yang dimiliki perikatan seperti Barisan Nasional yang sanggup membuat tipu daya dan ketidakjujuran, menanam penipuan dan pembohongan bagia memastikan mereka kekal berkuasa, tetapi mengakui bahawa mereka mempunyai kelayakan dan moral untuk memerintah Malaysia yang berbilang kaum, berbilang bahasa, berbilang agama dan berbilang budaya walhal sebenarnya mereka giat memecahbelahkan kaum dan agama di Malaysia?
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UMNO is incapable of change unless it is sent to the Opposition benches in the 13GE

The recently concluded and highly-choreographed 66th UMNO General Assembly has only served to underline one inescapable fact of Malaysian political life – that UMNO is incapable of change unless it is sent to the Opposition benches in the 13th General Elections.

Malaysian voters will do UMNO and the country a great national service by dispatching UMNO to the Opposition benches for they will not only be creating the necessary conditions before any “transformation” can be effected in UMNO, but also laying a firmer and more solid basis for greater maturity of the parliamentary democratic process by institutionalizing the two-coalition system and the peaceful alternation and transition of power through the democratic process.

Without these “building blocks”, Malaysia cannot even talk about wanting to be the “world’s best democracy” as had been claimed by the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Read the rest of this entry »


What has Umno achieved?

By Martin Jalleh


Police shenanigans

— Sarjen Rossem
The Malaysian Insider
Dec 04, 2012

DEC 4 — There might be a need to order more popcorn, seeing that two former top cops are feuding openly in public. I refer to today’s The Malaysian Insider report on Datuk Ramli Yusuff and Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

Both speak about political interference and their revelations point to one real fact. That the Polis Di Raja Malaysia is in shambles.

Ramli accuses his one-time colleague of fixing evidence and mixing with underworld figures. That is just the tip of the iceberg. Can we believe such fanciful tales?

These revelations are all the more ironic and distressing at a time when public confidence in the police is already at a low due to the apparently rising spate of crime around the country. Read the rest of this entry »


Dear Khairy, Its Churchill!

By Martin Jalleh


Perkara paling mengecewakan daripada Najib pada Perhimpunan Agung UMNO – kegagalan mengisytiharkan perang ke atas rasuah

Perhimpunan Agung ke-66 “perang” UMNO baru sahaja berakhir dengan penuh keyakinan dan tawa gembira, apabila Setiausaha Agung UMNO Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor dan pemimpin UMNO yang lain mengisytiharkan bahawa UMNO bukan sahaja bakal menang pada pilihan raya umum akan datang, tetapi akan memenangi kembali majoriti dua pertiga dan keempat-empat negeri Pakatan termasuklah Kelantan dan Pulau Pinang.

Walau bagaimanapun, manusia hanya merancang, Tuhan yang akan menentukan”.

Kemungkinan untuk Barisan Nasional mendapatkan kembali keempat-empat negeri Pakatan Rakyat iaitu Pulau Pinang, Kelantan, Selangor dan Kedah atau menyekat kemaraan Pakatan Rakyat untuk memenangi semula Kerajaan Negeri Perak tidak harus ditolak sepenuhnya. Read the rest of this entry »

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Umno assembly – final chance for change missed

Dr Chris Anthony
Dec 3, 2012

The just concluded 66th Umno general assembly was the last opportunity for the party to convince the people of its willingness to change – a promise it made four years ago after its unprecedented losses at the March 8 election of 2008.

Unfortunately it appears that Umno had missed that opportunity going by the proceedings at the assembly, the last before 13th general election.

It was pathetic to see a party in power for 55 years, having led the fight for independence and developing the nation to a level to be admired by many, resorting to three misguided strategies to win the crucial 13th general election that is seen as a threat to unseat it.

They are:

1. Over-boasting of its experience in governance and achievements while failing to address all its glaring misdeeds.

2. Threatening of riots and unrest if it loses.

3. Opposition bashing and ridiculing the opposition as an unholy alliance, its inexperience in governing and unrealistic populist policies which will only lead the country to bankruptcy. Read the rest of this entry »


Umno’s Ponzi scheme

Mariam Mokhtar
Dec 3, 2012

Malaysians need not fear that we will become like Afghanistan because Afghanistan has learnt from us and has become like us.

A New York Times report headlined ‘Audit says Kabul Bank began as Ponzi scheme’ bears a striking resemblance to the way Umno runs this country.

Investigators have claimed that the Kabul Bank has been fraudulently obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars and siphoning it off to a few individuals connected to President Hamid Karzai (left).

The war-torn country is trying to get to grips with the concepts of western democracy and banking, but public trust and confidence in the government has been shattered by the revelations of crony capitalism and corruption on a massive scale.

Governments around the world are shocked at the Kabul Bank scandal but are turning a blind eye to similar events in Malaysia, where institutions routinely siphon off money to Umno and its cronies.

An audit by the Kroll investigative firm has revealed that the Kabul Bank’s financial duplicity was mired in controversy and cover up. There was a political conspiracy involving those at the very top of government to stall the investigations.

This is no different from Malaysia. Recent cases are the political interference concerning Tajuddin Ramli’s involvement in the Malaysia Airlines scandal, the Sabah Umno and Michael Chia fiasco and the National Feedlot Corporation case. Read the rest of this entry »


Can BN regain its supermajority?

by Tay Tian Yan
The Malaysian Insider
Dec 03, 2012

DEC 3 — Umno’s morale has been boosted after its general assembly and even its goal has changed.

Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak set retrieving two-thirds of parliamentary seats as the new goal. As the prime minister, he must have a certain degree of confidence to say so or he would have to face both internal and external pressure once he fails to achieve the goal.

Najib is very clear that he is just a “transition prime minister”, who received the regime directly from Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. In other words, he has not received a formal mandate from the people.

To be a strong leader, he must lead his team and win the election. And he understands that if Barisan Nasional just barely wins, the regime will be inevitably unstable while his personal reputation will also be very low.

Abdullah’s experience showed that Umno needs a powerful regime instead of a simple majority ruling.

Umno’s demand is very clear, namely to win two-thirds of the parliamentary seats and retrieve Selangor. Only that will be called the true victory of Umno and the BN coalition. Read the rest of this entry »