KJ comes to Amirsham’s rescue

After embarrassing the professional-technocrat non-politician Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Amirsham Aziz with a planted supplementary question and a planted answer during Question Time in Parliament this morning, the Prime Minister’s son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin (MP for Rembau) has aggravated Amirsham’s embarrassment in coming to the former banker’s defence!

Rebutting the suspicion that Amirsham was “under the thumb of the world’s richest unemployed” in reading out a prepared answer to a supplementary question which the Minister should have no prior knowledge, Khairy said:

“The minister is an intelligent man. He was the former CEO of Maybank and I’m sure he anticipated my question. The minister was looking at his facts to answer my question.”

The Oxford graduate is being most condescending in conceding the intelligence of Amirsham. But he was talking bunkum as there were no “facts” for Amirsham to “look at” in his answer to Khairy’s supplementary question. Amirsham was just reading word-for-word the “planted” answer to Khairy’s “planted” supplementary, as if afraid that he might miss out some words or phrases painstakingly prepared for him beforehand!

With such a friend, Amirsham does not need enemies!

KJ’s “kiss of death” is to be found in today’s online New Straits Times “Dewan Dispatches”, as follows:


The NEP question – locked, loaded and planted

By : Azmi Anshar



THIRTY-EIGHT years gone and the New Economic Policy – while technically defunct, replaced in 1990 by the newer, too unfamiliar National Development Policy that continued engaging fundamental NEP principles – has aggrandised itself in socio-political realm and influence, still as trendy as wayfarer sunglasses in the way they keep making grand comebacks. And the NEP, in its acronym and far-reaching consequences, is “locked” as troublesome and controversial in its polemic and implementation.

Political-minded people have been cautioned that the NEP can be a multi-edged sword of political expediency and partitionary weapon – its advocators will use it to good effect to sustain a certain political advantage to impress a certain partisan crowd, but its critics can also demonise it, also for a certain political advantage for a certain partisan crowd. And that’s the blessing…and the curse of the NEP.

And in the 20 years of the NEP’s implementation (1970-1990) and 18 years since the NDP’s, has it attained its twin goals, basically to reduce absolute poverty irrespective of race and restructure society to correct economic imbalances? Well, depending on your political persuasion, the answer is a perennial yes…and no, plus some added spice of disparaging effect.

People say the NEP was ambitious and controversial for its time but its affirmative action programmes may have fulfilled some measure of the twin goals in reducing socio-economic disparity between the races while others strongly felt that it tantamount to nothing more than exalting racial supremacy.

But here’s why the NEP had also been troublesome, given the political divide over the “loaded” nature of the policy. There’s a set of politicians who think that the share of the economy for a one race, though substantially larger, was not even close to the quota fixed earlier, and that was reason enough to prolong the policy.

Then there are politicians of all stripes who express concern that one set of race may remain too reliant on another race for pure economic advancement if the NEP continues unabated. Mirror that with another group of politicians who charge that only a handful of privileged people benefited after they hijacked the policy’s noble principles and twisted it into a cesspool of endless wealth exclusive for themselves, their cronies and their families.

It’s all just too confusing. In the meantime, the NEP (anybody want to at least dabble in the NDP for a change?) is still a charm in its flavour of the moment ubiquity, every moment for many moments in the past two generations. Its mileage is extremely high and durable, it is not going to fade away but it is also not going to change any arguments, pros and cons, anytime soon. Unless politicians of all divisive segments can sit down and agree to some consensus of its success and failure.

But argumentative the NEP still is and nowhere is it more argumentative than inside the Dewan Rakyat, not just in the last 38 years, but also today, when the NEP’s linear but ageless process was subverted into a fight over the furtive nature of a supplementary question offered by Khairy Jamaluddin (BN-Rembau) over an original question he posed to rookie Cabinet Minister, Datuk Amirsham Aziz, replying in his capacity as Minister in Prime Minister’s Department in charge of the Economic Planning Unit.

In his supplementary question, Khairy asked Amirsham what he thought of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s (DAP-Bagan) bid to abolish the use of the NEP in the state because it breeds corruption and cronyism. “Is it fair for Lim to make a general conclusion that people who benefit from the NEP, which involved millions of students and Bumiputera professionals like yourself, a product of the policy who rose to became the CEO of the biggest bank in Malaysia, as though we are all cronies and kaki rasuah (corruptors)?” he demanded.

Amirsham duly replied that Lim’s statement was inaccurate, asserting that the Penang CM did not understand the objective of the NEP. “If that is his conclusion, then anyone who received assistance, whether in loans, job opportunities, scholarships, entrepreneurship opportunities and others, are cronies and corruptors,” he said, never mind that Guan Eng didn’t want to eradicate the NEP, only the NEP’s abuses like corruption, cronyism and economic inefficiency, besides pushing for open tenders on all Penang government contracts.

Amirsham’s reply was actually run-of-the-mill substance, all nice and proper, but the Opposition MPs noticed that the ex-Maybank CEO’s mode of answer was “too formal” when an informal, off-the-cuff reply laced with some flair and colour, was expected.

That was enough to trigger a ruckus: first from “I-can-smell-a-rat anytime” Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur), who protested that the answer was “prepared”.

Other opposition MPs offered loudly their definitions of the “planted” question”:
? Chong Eng (DAP-Bukit Mertajam) shouted the P word. “It’s a planted question,” she huffed;
? Khalid Abdul Samad (PAS-Shah Alam) claimed that the question was “leaked”;
? Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong) phrased Amirsham’s reply as “mana boleh ini macam” (how can it be like this);
? Mahfuz Omar (PAS-Pokok Sena) marvelled at “siap jawapan sampai dua muka” (a reply so well-prepared it ran into two pages).

Blessed Amirsham for either being blasé or oblivious to the ruckus because he simply continued droning on into his prepared response while Deputy speaker Datuk Ronald Kiandee tried to impose some order with limited success. But the Minister did stop to give way to Dr P. Ramasamy (DAP-Batu Kawan) who asked whether Amirsham understood the true spirit of affirmative action policy. “In other countries, affirmative action is enjoyed by the minority but here in Malaysia, it is enjoyed by the majority,” Ramasamy said to a chorus of approval from his Opposition colleagues.

The Deputy Speaker made an anticipatory rebuke of the MPs for their antics and after it simmered down, everyone’s attention was on Amirsham who had to spontaneously answer Ramasamy. “Affirmative action is to help the poor and the lower-income group. It had eliminated poverty and gave equal opportunities to all,” Amirsham deadpanned a reply which merely provoked the Opposition MPs into reacting with jeers.

This prompted a rather indignant Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh (BN-Kalabakan) to remark that the House had turned into a market. “Can we have some control in the House?” he asked the deputy Speaker, who riposte that the House was under control.

Then Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak), who was in line to ask the next question, quipped that the House had turned into a market because the chairman was from Rembau, compelling Barisan backbenchers to hit back vociferously, lead by Khairy who demanded that Azmin retract the name-calling (What is it about KJ that attracts all these sobriquets?). Again, the deputy Speaker had to smoothen proceedings before it degenerated, restoring calm by dismissing all protests and ordering Azmin to proceed with his question.

Then again, was it a “planted” question the first place, not that it was unprecedented? Khairy denied it. “The minister is an intelligent man. He was the former CEO of Maybank and I’m sure he anticipated my question. The minister was looking at his facts to answer my question.”

However, Khairy dismissed the relevance or importance if a question was planted, insisting that the substance of the answer was far more crucial. “It’s clear the Opposition was trying to create trouble again because they are afraid of the answers.”

Like a vicious cycle, the NEP – acronym and substance and all – gets sluiced into a bum rap and made to be troublesome again. In any case, everyone suspects that at anytime soon, this explosive issue will get another round of spat for yet another round of endless entanglement. Locked, loaded or planted, it’s all just too confusing.

  1. #1 by carboncopy on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 10:33 pm

    Can’t wait to see the script reading Amir-SHAM minister played on youtube.

    **rub hands in anticipation**

  2. #2 by peterchiang on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 10:35 pm

    Surprised to note the World’s richest unemployed has chosen this path. To cover one lie, a person has to be prepared with a thousand lies.

  3. #3 by Cinapek on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 10:37 pm

    If I am Amirsham and the Opposition’s accusations are not true I will be very indignant and make strenous denials myself to the extent of challenging them to see what I am looking at when I “read” the answers.

    But if he has to leave it to KJ to defend him, it says it all. Just like Nazri defending the ex-CJ when all the accusations were flying thick and fast. In the end, the RC confirmed that the smoke was indeed a fire. Same here.

  4. #4 by peterchiang on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 10:39 pm

    By admitting being Dorothy Dixer, at least they were only wasting time. Now, integrity is at stake because of the perceived attempt to lie and likely become a seasoned lier.

  5. #5 by pjboy on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 10:40 pm

    It’s obvious somebody’s bank account is depleting fast coz no project to suck tax-$ in Penang mah. No prizes who is behind the world’s richest unemployed, putting some pressure to highlight in parliament. No reason to bring about the NEP in parliament – when more important questions like the death of a trainee in NS (Najib Service) can’t be brought up at all. Guess the priorities in our parliament by BN is the best in the world. It should be disappointing to know that none of the MCA-MIC-other component parties are not at all concern about the death of the NS trainee. Unless it happens to be their own children…then again, they just pay the 2000 or maybe waived…only God knows.

  6. #6 by Cinapek on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 10:43 pm

    The episode the other day when he was baited and then slapped with the label of “the world’s richest unemployed” must have prompted the SIL to seek revenge and pick on LGE. It must have hurt a lot for a silver spooned, Oxford educated emperor in new clothes to be humiliated in that manner when he was trying to take centre stage to strut his stuff.

    YB Kit, great job. Keep baiting him. As they say, give them enough rope and they will hang themselves.

  7. #7 by Godfather on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 10:46 pm

    There’s no disguising a monyet, especially one from Oxford.

  8. #8 by yhsiew on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 10:49 pm

    It looks as if Amirsham has been made a fool by KJ to advance the latter’s interest, and yet poor inexperienced Amirsham was willing to be used by KJ!

  9. #9 by yhsiew on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 10:59 pm

    I don’t know how much KJ paid Amirsham for this “game”!

  10. #10 by limkamput on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 11:02 pm

    NO, no, no, it shows KJ is really controlling the whole government. He does not have to pay anything. Everybody who wants position and cosy life must listen to him. Getting rid of AAB is the only way to get rid of this scum bag.

  11. #11 by Captain on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 11:02 pm

    You and the other senior PR members are doing fine really. Keep baiting him and the other drum mouths who make empty noise in the assembly and then quickly go out and rejoice their shallow achievements in the MP Cafeteria. I have seen them ‘glowing’ as if they just came back after winning a war.

    The other two guys you have to keep pulling their legs, instigate, them bash them up with words, when they take your bait. Ramasamy did well too when he asked about NEP when affirmative policy should be aleviating the minority not the majority. Make sure a DAP MP repeats this everytime NEP is mentioned by any UMNO MP.

  12. #12 by Captain on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 11:06 pm

    the two guys…BNBBC chief and Kinabatangan. The frog from Pasir Mas also should not be allowed to talk too much.

    OOps I would love to apar with these guys and send them directly to Hell. Unfortunately I am not a MP.

  13. #13 by alancheah on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 11:13 pm

    Malu betul.

  14. #14 by Jong on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 11:27 pm

    Amirsham must be regretting it tonight for his willingness to be “used” by that Oxford kerbau. It must be most humiliating now that he is reduced to a paddyfield leech!

    Hope he learns his lesson and learns fast.

  15. #15 by Jong on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 11:34 pm

    Let me remind Amirsham, in politics there are no permanent friends, no permanent enemies .

  16. #16 by pjboy on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 11:36 pm

    If not wrong, the tone or words used by KJ was that YAB LGE wants to abolish the NEP totally…even in parliament he is spinning the issue like that in the MSMs. If no correction made, the general public may not understand what YAB LGE is trying to do. Isn’t it correct to say that YAB LGE is trying to improve & correct the flaws in the NEP – where it only serve to enrich a few, that’s connected to BN-UMNO. Leaving the rest to scavenge for crumbs, if any left. We all know who the underdogs are in parliament…keep biting!

  17. #17 by justice_fighter on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 11:40 pm

    Even a toilet cleaner earns more respect from me than this scumbag SIL!

  18. #18 by Anak Malaysia on Thursday, 15 May 2008 - 11:47 pm

    A retired ex-MBB peon said: ” SHIT… AMIR buat Maybank amat MALU aje sebab dia itu experienced banker for many decades leading a Tiger bank to be played out by an unemployed budak Oxford”

    Ex-BNM peon replied : ex-CEO Amir itu damn inexperienced in political debate was indeed shameful and disgusting to present his NEP speech by just reading word-for-word the “planted” answer to KJ’s “planted” supplementary, as if afraid that he might miss out some words or phrases painstakingly prepared for him beforehand!

    ORANG TUA MELAYU menyapuk : “Amir itu sudah uzur and mudah lupa sebab itu dia kena baca teks jawapan KJ’s kasi semalam sebelum dia kena soal. MANYAK BODOH & BUAT MALU Si- Amir ini…jadi boneka yesman KJ ke ?”.

    Ex-peons agreed: Betul bilang Pak Haji…..Si-Amir itu never do his homework bahawa NEP is a Never Ending Policy was technically defunct, replaced in 1990 by the newer National Development Policy (NDP)…..apa dah jadi Si-Amir ini boleh jadi Chief EPU Malaysia.

    Pak Haji:Adoi hai…apadah jadi kalau Si-Amir itu not competent in Economic Planning tapi pandai kasih pinjam LOAN macam “AH LONG” loh.

    Peons sibuk replied: Yaloh !! KJ is smart to memalukan Si-Amir macam stupid ex-banker di-hadapan live bagi Rakyat see and listen.

    Pak Haji: Kelakuan ini amat ‘unscrupulous’ bagi BN punya budak budak baru di Parliament amat embrassing to the government…kan Pak Lah tak malu kah lantik Si-Amir jadi “TUKANG BACA” aje pasal NEP atau NDP ….apa namaa…EPU.

    PEONs ajak Pak Haji: JOM TUKAR ” New Government ” dalam next 13th GE and lantik EPU Chief baru ganti Harimau Tak Bergigi ini.

    PAK HAJI: INSYA ALLAH….semoga KETUANAN RAKYAT jadi governor Malaysia BOLEH!

    Yes….Peons and Pak Haji :-) eeee haaaa JOM TUKAR

  19. #19 by devilmaster on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:22 am

    Amirsham Aziz will now be a laughing stock to his fellow bankers for being a kuda tunggangan to KJ. My advice to Encik Amirsham – stop it before all your dignity you’ve built all these years goes down the drain. To borrow what justice_fighter said, “even a toilet cleaner earns more respect from me”, it is time for Amirsham to ponder whether politics is suitable for him or not.

  20. #20 by 7even Sins on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:33 am

    The can call themselves technocrats, duku or langsat, the main thing is, the moment step in BN, everything can be lelong..!!! So what if he is Ex-CEO of Maybank? Everything can be bought if the bargain is too damn tough to resist…!!! If not, prove it and deliver the professionalism as pledge..!

  21. #21 by xtheman on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:39 am

    2 circus monkeys performing on the stage :-) What a joke !! He had just screw up the name Oxford again

  22. #22 by dawsheng on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 1:06 am

    No one listen to UMNO anymore Khairy Jamaludin, you are the last of the Ketuanan idiot.

  23. #23 by sheriff singh on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 1:17 am

    Amirsham, Robot.

  24. #24 by bra888 on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 2:26 am


    “Semua orang hairan bagaimana parti pembangkang memiliki kekayaan yang melimpah ruah hingga berani menawarkan berjuta-juta ringgit untuk membeli ahli parlimen Barisan Nasional (BN).

    Itulah cara pembangkang, mereka akan berbuat apa sahaja kerana gila kuasa dan untuk memenuhi nafsu politik mereka semata-mata, asalkan dapat menguasai kerajaan.

    Mereka menang atas tiket BN dan tidak semudah itu mereka mahu menggadaikan maruah politik semata-mata mahu mengejar kekayaan yang belum pasti ditunaikan oleh pembangkang.

    Negara boleh dijajah semula kerana nafsu, wang dan kedudukan. Inilah pakatan pembangkang. Tindakan pembangkang ini amat memalukan.”

    Do you think these words can be considered as defamation?

  25. #25 by ppsbmy on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 3:04 am

    The question remains : Has NEP / NDP succeeded? If yes, why is it still practised? If not, why is it still used despite its failure?

  26. #26 by mendela on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 4:54 am

    “The minister is an intelligent man. He was a former CEO of MayBank.” SIL.

    Not all CEOs of our big banks are intelligent.
    Look at recent MayBank acquire of a Pakistanis bank.

    Pakistan is one of the worst place to invest in the world. Pakistan is just like a big time-bomb, it will implode and collapse!

    Yet MayBank paid so much more to acquire certain % of this bank.

  27. #27 by undergrad2 on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 5:07 am

    “Amirsham’s reply was actually run-of-the-mill substance, all nice and proper, but the Opposition MPs noticed that the ex-Maybank CEO’s mode of answer was “too formal” when an informal, off-the-cuff reply laced with some flair and colour, was expected.”

    The guy thinks he’s still CEO of Maybank – accustomed to giving policy guidelines. He didn’t take questions then and so why should he take questions now?

    Accustomed to grilling his subordinates, unaccustomed to being grilled!

    Wrong man for the job!

  28. #28 by wtf2 on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 7:19 am

    stop it? unlikely when he’s on the gravy train along with the richest unemployed.
    I assume this KJ guy went to oxford to study drama and screen writing. Maybe RTM can hire him….

  29. #29 by ktteokt on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 7:22 am

    Amirsham qualifies for “Tunship” but his “TUN” should be spelt backwards!!!!!!

  30. #30 by Godfather on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 7:56 am

    Those who know what is going on in our own backyard will understand that the Oxford beruk is the biggest hypocrite of all. His mother runs a full-fledged office in Ampang, complete with analysts, for the evaluation of projects that (somehow) fall into the lap of the family. If you want a particular deal to proceed with minimal hitches, there are only 2 or 3 avenues you can turn to.

  31. #31 by Bigjoe on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 8:18 am

    The former Maybank CEO had a successful dignified career and reputation painfully crafted over the years, destroyed in one instant.

    I feel sorry for the man. I don’t respect him anymore but I feel sorry for him nevertheless.

  32. #32 by pulau_sibu on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 8:26 am

    Uncle Lim should also prepared a question and answer for this minister. Let’s see if he will do according to the request. That was perhaps the way the guy passed his Oxford exam.

  33. #33 by blablowbla on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 8:55 am

    politician is more cunning than businessman!
    moreover,we dun hv to feel sad about it bcos in these kind of NEP invironments,we brought-up plenty of ‘successfool’ businessmen like Nashiruddin,,Tajuddin(former MAS CEO),Amirsham,Nasir Razak,even ex-finance minister,now a reknown ‘entrepreneur’ Daim……
    they are all not competent and well protected species!!!

  34. #34 by justice_fighter on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 9:16 am

    Those who voted for KJ aka the scumbag on 8 March should really jump river.

  35. #35 by Godfather on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 9:17 am

    The appropriate word to describe this charade is “shamelessness” but then UMNO does not know the meaning of this word.

  36. #36 by clearwater on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 9:19 am

    A baptism of fire for Amirsham. Maybe he’ll realize politics in Malaysia is for politicians, not for logical technocrats or prideful professionals. There are more scumbags per capita in politics than any other vocation in this country. Few men of integrity and honor, after a decent professional career, would want to venture into politics upon retirement. Whatever tempted him? A call to national service? Love of country? An appeal to ego? Fame, titles, awards and riches? He has over-reached himself this time. It is too late for him to develop qualities like cunning, craftiness, cynicism plus others unmentionable required of a successful politician. He is being used. When will he realize it?

  37. #37 by k1980 on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 9:25 am

    “The minister is an intelligent man. He was the former CEO of Maybank and I’m sure he anticipated my question…”

    So this explains all the annual leakages during the UPSR, PMR and SPM exams– they had been “anticipated” by this superhuman!

  38. #38 by taiking on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 9:42 am

    My anticipation of KJ’s next question: “Why cant I be the world’s richest unemployed?”

  39. #39 by Mr Smith on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 10:13 am

    I am not sure if Khairy really graduated from Oxford, his behaviour, language and even the quality of his questions defies his qualification. I have seen MPs across the causeway taking part in intellectual debate. But this guy speaks like one from the gutters.
    Compare him with Tony Pua?
    Perhaps Khairy was at the bottom rung among the students in Oxford.

  40. #40 by i_love_malaysia on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 10:41 am

    The economical cake may grow, but certain portion is being eaten faster than the growth, so the Taiko that ate faster than the rest want portion belongs to other brothers & sisters, too. So how to achieve the intended cake size when there’s a leak constantly???

  41. #41 by Tickler on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 10:53 am

    All this shows how Maybank, and probably all other local banks, are run.

  42. #42 by limkamput on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 11:09 am

    I think we have to get over with all these quickly. Technocrat or no non technocrat, Oxford or Kg Attap, this is all UMNOPutra, Civil Service Putra and GLC Putra – all three in one instant Nescafe lah. Go after the civil service and those in the GLCs also. They are equally culpable, trust me.

  43. #43 by lovemalaysiaforever on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 11:41 am

    Armisham is the puppet on the string, Khairy is the monkey who holds and play the string and ABB is the director of the screen. Hahahaha! Monkey business is all about!

    Of course our nation are not idoits to believe in what they say.

    Tumb down ABB then Khairy (si budak Oxford) will falls of the money tree.

    Bravo DAP & PKR!

    BN always say they expect world class leaders, in what definations they rate themselves as world class leaders? World class leaders doesn’t deny and do not hanky panky, they have courage to face their challenges, in courtesy, responsiblities and full efficiency they perform. Not like liars and sleepy heads. Look at Japan and China!

    Atleast Tun M. was not so bad at all. At least he carries an true leader image. Not like those morons (K.J. & Gangs)

    If Endon is still here, I believe she will say it’s niusance of ABB & Khairy.

  44. #44 by danchungs on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:04 pm

    please dont call him no KJ or SIL it is too respectful for him.just mention monyet,beruk,cimpanzee,orang utan and any name that related to monkey and thier species people will know is khairy jamaludin bin abu bakar

  45. #45 by kenyalan08 on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:04 pm

    This KERBAU enter and graduate under government to government special quota . In business term is bi-lateral agreement .

  46. #46 by Godfather on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:04 pm


    Your modesty is admirable ! Kg Attap is definitely a notch better than Oxford.

  47. #47 by i_love_malaysia on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:13 pm

    Please dont forget that Amirsham Aziz (AA) was Maybank CEO when Maybank insisted that only BUMI owned law firms be allowed to be their panel law firms. Is this his idea and approved by his management???
    KJ should have reminded AA not to read the prepared text openly but to memorise them and say it out like a parrot!!! AA is an “intelligent” man & unlike other seasoned politicians who know how to do this without being noticed. Give him few more rounds and he will learn from the SIFU AAB in giving answers without refering to prepared text, but the answer may not be answering the question asked!!!

  48. #48 by i_love_malaysia on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:21 pm

    It is high time for Oxford to check how KJ graduated from their University!!! lest he smear the good name of Oxford!!! Just wondering was there any pre-prepared answers for his pre-prepared questions in the University???

  49. #49 by boh-liao on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:25 pm

    In addition to having civil servants saying ‘Yes, Minister’, we have ministers saying ‘Yes, SIL MP’ (the one in the Emperor’s New Clothes). Malaysia truly boleh!

  50. #50 by k1980 on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:30 pm

    As long as the ACA’s boss is the PM, this will go nowhere

  51. #51 by oknyua on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:31 pm

    Amirsham, please resign.

    You are not a politician. You know KJ is only dealer in a broking house before. He is good to clean your room in Menara Maybank. Now he wants to be your master. Please resign.

  52. #52 by UtopiaInJapan on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:35 pm

    Heard that two campaigns will be pursued aggressively by BN (Biadap Niat). One is to fight against the cause of pig-farming while the other is to promote NEP. Both projects will be renamed as Khinzir Juangan (KR) and Nepotism Enhancement Project (NEP) respectively.

    Please be patient for more announcements.

  53. #53 by ilovedap on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:40 pm

    The cowboy from Rembau never fails to entertain Malaysian with his comedy act.

    The nomination of the funniest clown in parliament are as follow:

    And the oscar goes to: The Son-in-law from Rembau.

  54. #54 by Jong on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 12:51 pm

    “Godfather Says:
    Today at 12: 04.36 (41 minutes ago)
    – Your modesty is admirable ! Kg Attap is definitely a notch better than Oxford.”

    What a breath of fresh air on this blog! Godfather, your honesty is most admirable! :D

  55. #55 by ilovedap on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 1:08 pm

    There’s a very good article by Dr Hsu “Racial politic and brain drain”.
    It claims that Malaysia will lose more talents with continuous racial discrimination.

    Check it out in : bolehjokes dot blogspot dot com

  56. #56 by lulai on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 1:49 pm

    how come this SIL is still calling the shot – that amirsham must listen to him. i thought he had done enough harm where the election/election result was concerned. now that he is in parliament, lagi lagi he want to cause problem kah?

  57. #57 by lakilompat on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 2:29 pm

    They don’t even bother losing Malaysian.

    They (The BN) are now feeling insecured to continue govern for another terms to come. The BN govt. are planning to launch horse ride riots police, so soon u will see clashes between justice forces against the horse ridding riots police, what all Malaysian have to do is like what Mahatma Gandhi has done, to lie down on the street because horse won’t step on human body as they are sensitive to these obstacles. This is how the Oxford grad proposed to ensure his FIL continue to be in power.

    That Mr Sammy again never hear the plight of Indians, they want a new leader who can lead not an oldman who don’t do anything and can’t even defend their temple from been crushed. What Mr. Sam is saying, everything is new now except the old leader.

  58. #58 by year of snake on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 2:42 pm

    Sorry to post this comment here. I am disappointed by DAP’s response to the Disaster in China. I have to go to Star Office to donate and this is the initiative of MCA.

  59. #59 by Freddy on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 2:56 pm

    didn’t know Malaysia has so many geniuses. last time it was big potato ling liong sik declaring publicly that his son was a genius. now we have rembau.

    and hey, since this new rembau made appearance in parliament, it’s kind of kinky that the house is turned into a pig sty.

    hmm … what do you call a house full of pigs? it’s the Dewan Rakyat!!! That’s because the house is full of Malaysian Pigs (MP) ha ha ha

    what do you call a male pig in Malay? Khinzir Jantan.

    but what do you call a male chauvinist pig in Malay? if you know the equivalent in Bahasa Malaysia, kindly help me out at

  60. #60 by pwcheng on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 4:06 pm

    This Babi Negara (BN) is shameless animals. Sorry for using the word babi because they only started the “khindzir” joke and now the joke is on them. This shameless animals can even orchestrate a question and reply opera show. These tactics are normally employed by fraudster. Have you seen those gambling syndicate where the banker and the “gambler” works hand in gloves to cheat? But sorry to say, for a so called intelligent old man to fall into this, is a disgrace and his first outing in Parliament do not speaks well of him. What more he is suppose to be hemming the EPU and how much more fraud can we expect from the EPU after the statistical fraud of the BUMI equity which was never revealed. in spite of assurance that it will be revealed

    To me this Amirshame do not falls into the confine of a good CEO. For I remembered during his days in the bank the service was in a terrible sham (coincidentally the name is Amir Sham and now to be called Amir Shame). Phone calls never get through or unanswered especially in the credit card dept. Letters written to them do not change anything. The exchange rates on the board do not tally with the rate of exchange and I had to warn them that this amounts to misrepresentation or cheating. This guy is there more because of the skin and servility to UMNO.

  61. #61 by kcb on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 4:29 pm

    “The minister is an intelligent man. He was the former CEO of Maybank and I’m sure he anticipated my question. The minister was looking at his facts to answer my question.” – SIL

    What? Take us for moron?
    Come on, admit it, someone are just too eager to impress!!!

  62. #62 by kcb on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 4:40 pm

    “The question remains : Has NEP / NDP succeeded? If yes, why is it still practised? If not, why is it still used despite its failure?” – ppsbmy

    Answer: NEP/NDP has turned into opium.

  63. #63 by pwcheng on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 5:57 pm

    Opium only for the rich Malay who can afford it!!!

  64. #64 by limkamput on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 6:53 pm

    Godfather, be careful of what you said. Tony Phua may not be very happy. For me ok lah, any compliment come my way I accept full heartedly.

    Thank you, Jong for always playing a conciliatory role in this blog. I appreciate what you are doing.

  65. #65 by AhPek on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 6:58 pm

    A supplementary question by that a…..e SIL should be easily answered with verve and flair but your display is simply disgraceful when you answered by droning on and on insipidly.If you’ve any pride in yourself, just follow oknyua’s advice..resign!

  66. #66 by jonn chu on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 7:02 pm

    YB Kit that MP from Rembau is fighting out of his corner off the ropes real good for a fresher. http://www.rembau.net. He wrote in one of his many reports :

    Political Shark or Dinosaur?

    The collective Public Relations (PR) opposition got worked up once again this morning by a straightforward question from me during Question Time.. I asked whether the Government has any plans to amend the New Economic Policy (NEP) approach since most of the opposition have made it clear they are against it. My question was answered by YB Senator Datuk Amirsham A Aziz, the Minister in charge of economic planning. He gave a general reply on the history of the NEP and its effectiveness. He also said the Government would continue to be guided by the spirit of the NEP which was to eradicate poverty regardless of race and promote growth with equitable distribution.

    My supplementary question made reference to a statement YAB Lim Guan Eng (DAP – Bagan) made recently in his other role as Penang Chief Minister. He vowed to free his state administration from the NEP and said, without qualification, that the NEP “breeds cronyism, corruption and systemic inefficiency.” I asked the Minister if this was a fair statement since the very sweeping way YAB Lim describes the NEP suggests that every beneficiary of the NEP, including the Minister himself, is either a crony or complicit in some form of corruption. Unlike, PAS who have been honest enough to say that the NEP has a lot of benefits, DAP via YAB Lim’s statement implies that the entire NEP is compromised. In fact, YAB Lim’s statement has caused considerable consternation among many Malaysians because it shows a distinct lack of compassion towards those who need economic assistance. This is especially so since the sentiment was articulated by the head of a state government and not an ordinary opposition member.

    As the Minister began answering my question, the opposition started their usual heckling because it appeared as though the Minister was reading from a prepared text. They accused me of leaking my supplementary question. I don’t know whether the Minister was reading from a prepared text or referring to notes and figures. But I do think that the Minister, as a former top banker, must have done his homework by anticipating various supplementary questions. After all, my first question alluded to the opposition’s resistance against the NEP, so I am sure he was anticipating a question based on the opposition’s public condemnation of the NEP.. I think he is savvy enough to have anticipated a predictable supplementary question and must have penned his thoughts down. This is not unusual since he is a first-time Minister and not used to speaking in Parliament….

  67. #67 by mendela on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 7:10 pm

    Wonder is AA reading this fanstatic blog?

    Can our friends out there e-mail his office the address of this wonderful blog?

    After reading our comments here, I think AA might get a stroke instantly!

  68. #68 by Richardqed on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 7:27 pm


    AA has no shame. He will not get a stroke reading the comments on this blog, but all good Malaysians will be the ones getting a stroke if he does not step down together with that SIL of his.

  69. #69 by ktteokt on Friday, 16 May 2008 - 10:38 pm

    danchungs, you should call him a “JP” aka “Jungle Person”. He is so uncivilized.

  70. #70 by bernadette on Saturday, 17 May 2008 - 4:04 am

    “What a breath of fresh air on this blog! Godfather, your honesty..’

    waaah! who broke wind??

  71. #71 by Swordsman on Saturday, 17 May 2008 - 8:14 am

    This is another example of Bakri Musa’s mantra that UMNO politicians are the “desecrators” of the Malay honour.
    While I do not know enough about Amirsham, I give him the benefit of doubt that he is a decent and honest man, had done a reasonably good job in Maybank. I am sure he is held in esteem in the corporate circle.
    But sad to say, his reputation as a straight talking and no-nonsense man built up over his long career which started in Hanafiah, Raslan and Mohamed (HRM) and ended in Maybank, was “dented” if not destroyed by KJ.
    KJ in trying to blowup Lim Guan Eng’s comments on NEP, roped in Amirsham who is a non-politician, strictly a technocrat to do his bidding, thinking that a “technocrat’s reply” would be more credible than that of a worn-out UMNO politician. Unfortunately for KJ, the Parliamentary rehearsal did not achieved its intended result and instead it “desecrated” Amirsham’s honour and reputation. Bakri Musa’s article is uncanny and prophetic.

  72. #72 by Hishamuddin on Saturday, 17 May 2008 - 3:22 pm

    It is a dark day for Malaysia and AAB. I bet our AAB is sleeing during this session.

  73. #73 by Hishamuddin on Saturday, 17 May 2008 - 3:23 pm

    Who is this KJ ?

  74. #74 by Jong on Saturday, 17 May 2008 - 4:03 pm

    The Oxford buffoon that loves cheap publicity, his first was to steal some from the many undertakers attending to Endon’s funeral. He’s that cheap.

  75. #75 by UzMiNoOnist on Sunday, 18 May 2008 - 9:17 am

    KJ is justifying his ill gotten money from taukeh judi and try to rally all bumiputra to support him.

  76. #76 by Jester on Sunday, 18 May 2008 - 8:13 pm

    Is KJ still in the cave era or what???Unlike last time we have been leaving for more that 50 Years to gather do any of you guys who feel that your Malay , Indian or Chinese friends will try to hurt you because of some stupid guy from OXF trying to play this issue again.Come on im a Chinese i study in a Malay school since primary till secondary the population of Chinese and Indian in my school is not more that 15% okay do i feel insecure.The answer is no even now after graduating from my collage i still keep in touch with all my old class mate.So dunt try to coned the Bumiputra by using the same tactic again okay a wise man will not fall to the same tactic for the second time shame on you.

  77. #77 by ktteokt on Tuesday, 20 May 2008 - 9:21 pm

    Beruk helping a chimpanzee??

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