Abdullah/Najib – why their thundering silence on the Selangor Umno Youth mob in Parliament menacing Karpal and other PR MPs?

The outgoing UMNO Youth leader and contender for one of the Umno Vice President slots next month, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has proved it once again – that he has no qualms in subordinating parliamentary and national interests to personal and political interests in the upcoming Umno party elections.

In declaring his public support for the Selangor Umno Youth mob on Thursday which obstructed and menaced wheelchair-confined DAP National Chairman and MP for Bukit Gelugor Karpal Singh in the discharge of his parliamentary duties in the very precincts and sanctity of Parliament and manhandled 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), Hishammuddin has shown that he is incapable of differentiating between right and wrong – in great contrast to the forthright denunciation of the Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Dr. Abdul Hamid Pawanteh of the incident as a national embarrassment caused by “hooligans” obstructing parliamentarians from doing their duty.

But Hishammuddin, Education Minister and aspirant to even higher office, has become a protector and defender of “hooligans” who subverted the parliamentary process by violating the sanctity of Parliament to obstruct and menace parliamentarians from discharging their duty.

Hishammuddin can disagree with what Karpal said in Parliament in as strong and vigorous a manner as allowed by parliamentary Standing Orders, but he was acting most irresponsibly in not only condoning, but given full backing, for the Selangor Umno Youth mob action in the parliamentary precincts against Karpal and other Pakatan Rakyat MPs on Thursday.

The Minister for Rural and Regional Development, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib,who is also Umno Information Chief, must also be censured for support of the Selangor Umno Youth mob action in Parliament on Thursday allegedly on the ground that Umno Youth had acted out of frustration after being “provoked and unfairly accused”.

Pakatan Rakyat parties have often been at the receiving end of provocation and unfair accusation by Umno and Barisan Nasional Ministers and MPs. Would this be justification enough for Pakatan Rakyat to stage similar mobs in Parliament to violate the sanctity of Parliament and obstruct and menace UMNO/BN parliamentarians from carrying out their duties?

UMNO/BN Ministers and leaders should stop defending the indefensible and show their commitment to the system of parliamentary democracy by denouncing in categorical and unreserved terms the UMNO Youth Selangor mob action in the precincts of Parliament as grave parliamentary contempt which was completely unacceptable and could not be justified, condoned or mitigated in any manner.

Why is the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Prime Minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Najib Razak keeping so quiet on this shame and blot in the 51-year history of Parliament? Why their thundering silence?

  1. #1 by P.O.T.S on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 1:15 pm

    All this politicking and violent antics are putting the country on auto pilot.

    Who’s watching the economy?

    Who’d thinking about the healthcare crisis in Sabah and beyond?


    Who’s catching dangerous criminals?

    Namewee was right all along.

    This country is going cuckoo.

  2. #2 by k1980 on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 1:36 pm

  3. #3 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Regrettably, such Hishammuddin as mentioned in this blog, who is the keen promoter of “Rukun Tertumbok” (Boxing Principles), is quite likely to be selected by his cousin Najib to take over the post of the Deputy Prime Minister. What a woe to all peoples of Malaysia!

  4. #4 by Thor on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:04 pm

    Because they are the ones who bred that orang utan and those baboons.

  5. #5 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:20 pm

    Woes are us the Peoples of Malaysia for the chemical-laced water cannon which had been shot on 28 Feb 2009 at 300 supporters of detained Hindraf leader P Uthayakumar, who attempted to lodge the police report on the ruthless denial of reasonable health treatment on the diabetes-borne P Uthayakumar by the BN Federal Government!

    I began to grasp some hints from the recent development of political events in Malaysia that why the Chinese legendary books always hypothesized that immediately before a Dynasty would be predestined to lose its mandate to others, turbulent political disturbances and chaotic economic turmoil would happen as the omen and forewarn being sent by the Heaven!

    The danger to BN is the opportunity to PR. This is the final message implied in the current Perak Constitutional Crisis and Parliamentary Mob Crisis of Malaysia!

  6. #6 by chengho on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:21 pm

    Karpal is a forces even DAP cannot manage
    The uttering word of ‘CELAKA’ and allegation toward Umno was inside the parliment
    To be fair with this group of youth Karpal need to repeat his allegation out side parliment immunity

  7. #7 by m.a. on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:25 pm

    Is this type of leader we want in this beloved country? Tepuk dada tanya selera. What a shame for UMNO which has produced this type of leaders, who support the Gangterism politics.

  8. #8 by m.a. on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:34 pm

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

    Shame on you man.

  9. #9 by ALtPJK on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 2:41 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 seem we do not need the word ‘hypocrisy’ in our language?

    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?

  10. #10 by cto on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 3:18 pm

    Chengho – it may be too much to ask of you but perhaps you can see the wisdom in this letter to the Star


    SOME Umno Youth members must be out of their minds if they think that the way to fight the gutter politics of Karpal Singh is to brandish their own version of longkang politics!

    Their intrusion into the august House of Parliament can be construed as treason of the highest order as they have not only invaded the physical space of the honourable Speaker and Members of Parliament but more significantly, the physical guardian of the Federal Constitution and everything that it stands for.

    When these people defend their ketuanan and adab, the sovereignty of their Rulers, the Malay language and Islam, don’t they realise that they themselves must be exemplary in upholding all of these?

    Do they remember at all that Islam and Malay adat is full of urgings for us to show good behaviour at all times?

    When we accuse others of derhaka and treason against the Sultan, are we aware that the House of Parliament is the rightful abode of our constitutional monarchy, and to invade this sacrosanct space is more serious than demonstrating outside the Sultan’s istana?

    What must our politicians be thinking when they engage their supporters in these absurd ways? Are they trying to provoke anarchy and rebellion among the irrational and the emotional? Or are they trying to wrest votes in the coming party and by-elections?

    Instead of redeeming the party image and standing in the eyes of the electorate, they are only destroying it further. Ordinary Malaysians are a lot wiser than the politicians we have voted into power!

    Kuala Lumpur.

  11. #11 by Yee Siew Wah on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 3:23 pm

    That sleepy flipflop lame duck guy and his Mr.C4 are so quiet when his Oxfart SIL and his UMNO zombies doing such a despicable act on a handicap in Parliament. What a disgrace and shameful act to the whole world.
    Like one blogger said:-
    “The recent attempt by a bunch of Umno Youths at Parliament is another example of how arrogant and without reason these people are.

    Seriously, who are the Public Enemies Number One in Malaysia? What is so sad about their farce is that they, once again, they embarrassed the Malays.

    Surely, the rest of the Malays in Malaysia who equally feel outraged and humiliated by this bunch of hooligans should rise up and reject their very existence.

    I know I would if we have hooligan young Chinese who might someday ‘represent’ us. A humbler, sensible, and matured Malaysia should rid itself of such elements.

    I am not even wasting my energy on KJ. He might think he is above his fellow Malays but I simply don’t see it. I can only excuse him due to his immature ethos of the world he lives in and his livelihood.

    If he truly wants to lead, he has to show us something contrary to what he has managed to express himself thus far – both in his language, his thoughts, and his maturity.”

    What Karpal said was correct, he has no time for this immature egoistic young punk who think he represent all malays. Just look at his stupid face on TV will make you puke. Like LKS said, he is a BIG DISGRACE TO OXFORD.
    I would say he is also a BIG DISGRACE TO ALL MALAYSIANS.

  12. #12 by k1980 on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 3:33 pm

    So Mr Sam Vell was a tsunami victim who received RM2 million?

    Up to RM2 million raised for tsunami victims in 2004 was transferred from government accounts to a party foundation controlled by the MIC president. –>http://www.themalaysianinsider.com.my/index.php/malaysia/19376-samy-vellu-in-the-case-of-the-missing-files-and-government-funds

  13. #13 by sani on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 3:38 pm


    Bullying YB Karpal is nothing new. BN had done it to us Malaysians for 50 years. ISA is the mother of all violence.

    To expect the UMNO \leaders\ to respond? Give them a break, how would they know how to?

    What is new, is that there is a new awareness, that we Malaysians as a nation, must get rid of the racist + corrupted BN, once an for all.

    \The small boys\ threaten the wrong person. YB Karpal, you are a giant of a Malaysian.

  14. #14 by grace on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 4:01 pm

    What type of leaders we would have in future?
    Chief Mobster! Who do not respect laws!!!

  15. #15 by ch on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 4:16 pm

    Dear All,

    As previously commented, UMNO Youth had in fact issued a nimble but grim warning to all and sundry particularly the opposition leadership that they will not hesitate to resort to violence so as to resolve any outstanding issues. The racially laced warnings are issued almost everyday in the mass media and one should not be too ignorant to even miss them. The fact of the matter is that UMNO will never be able to live without the comfort of power and woud do everything within its ability to ensure status quo. Losing the five states to Pakatan had brought about inconveniences to many UMNO leaders who were in the past survive politically through grace and favour. Patronizing politics were at its height and coming down from the ivory tower would be something last in their minds.

    I believe we have recently read that Hadi Awang was offering the idea of a unity government. Presumably, PAS thought they are in a more solid position today than it was several years ago and could politically arm twist a weakened UMNO. Let not be naive that everything is done for the sake of unity. There is nothing as free a lunch and if there is nothing for PAS to gain from such an offer, Hadi wouldn’t be thinking along this line. Unity government is something which leadership of political parties would do or form in times of crisis and lay aside their disagreements and work for the common good. As the saying goes, more things can be done when all parties move along and speak in one single voice. However, barely a year after the “308” election, we have stand before and witness not less than a dozen of desperate political plays by UMNO so as to oust Pakatan from the five states controlled by them. Nothing has actually change in UMNO leadership and a fine example of its old hardened trick was clearly demonstrated at the parliament entrance recently.

    You can teach an old dog new trick(s) and this fits very well for UMNO.

  16. #16 by gofortruth on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 4:38 pm

    Where is our Home minister???

  17. #17 by yhsiew on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 4:55 pm

    What made me outrage was the entire incident seemed to convey the message “only UMNO can break the law, other people must obey the law”.

    Abdullah and Najis keep silent on the matter because they fear the incident will affect UMNO’s performance in the upcoming by-elections should they speak.

  18. #18 by MyPeoplePower on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 4:56 pm

    The Hishammuddin is the head of the gangster what?!
    You expect him to apologise?

    The PM and the PM in waiting is at the MUTE MODE.
    Therefore, don’t expect to hear any comment from them!

  19. #19 by taiking on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 5:18 pm

    A caring government. My foot. They control the press. The control the news station. They could hold a press conference to make whatever demands they want against karpal. Karpal is not about to run away or hide. So they can also hand-deliver a letter (accompanied by pressmen to sensationalise the issue) to karpal – whether at his office or in parliament – for the same purpose. Only several representatives needs to be present. Not 22 of them all at once. The whole thing actually can and could have been done properly and professionally and in a gentlemenly way. But they chose to mob the physically challenged karpal. Kerismudin commits wrong after wrong. From weilding the keris to supporting mobs. I think he should just continue committing them for the sake of umnoputras he should just continue making more mistakes.

  20. #20 by distantmalay on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 5:45 pm

    the age of playing with the sentiments of the rakyat is over.

  21. #21 by wanderer on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 6:15 pm

    Malaysia has a lame duck PM… a toxic bore. A Mongolian prince, who pretend to be Genghis Khan but fight battles with below the belt tactics and 2nd tier leaders who know only to raise their keris, a show of false courage shielded by the corrupted PDRM….one can easily conclude, it is all in the family of deadly snakes!
    The display of samseng mentality at the Lower House, no doubt, have the blessing of some top leaders in UMNO.
    52 years, blame ourselves for voting mafia gangsters running the country.

  22. #22 by zak_hammaad on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 6:57 pm

    Karpal knows very well what he is saying and what his unsubstantiated claims will lead to. There is no fire without smoke and Karpal (and by inference the DAP) will be well advised not to play with popular sentiments by way of emotional theatrics.

    Now we find that the UMNO youth did not even tought Karpal or his wheel chair but is was an opposition MP who started the ruckus by pushing them. Let’s switch the security tapes on!

    Karpal is either very cunning or becoming senile with the latest incident he has engineered. Only time will tell whether he has evidence of UMNO youth sending him the 2 bullets or if he really is hallucinating.

    Pakatan would be well advised not to try and milk political mileage out of this incident, as it will backfire; just like Pakatan’s policy on party-hopping :^)

  23. #23 by letek on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 7:11 pm

    I think the UMNO youth is digging the grave yard hole for UMNO. To be fair, what is politic? What is fair and unfair? I think none of the BN (Buaya Negara) ever belief in fair and care. For the interest of own -self, they can fool and blind the people openly or publicly. Don’t ever thought we Malaysians are stupid as what you all think. As a national Goverment you can not simply claim what you want and do what you like, like the ex -MB mr Khir , Son in law Mr. Khai, and PM waiting Mr. Nar. Beware your time will go one day, instead will be PR’s turn.

    So Malaysian voters please never forget what they had done to us, give them a big lesson when the day comes…….

  24. #24 by Jeffrey on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 7:39 pm

    Karpal Singh’s basic position is that HRH Sultan of Park had erred in interpreting the Perak constitution and so had acted beyond legal powers in dismissing Mohd Nizar and appointing Zamri. In such a case, an aggrieved party could have recourse to ordinary courts to determine the law.

    This is because in a parliamentary constitutional monarchy like ours we operate on Rule of Law and not Rule of Monarch. Karpal’s proposed action is not an action against the ruler in his personal capacity : it is in HRH’s official capacity vis-a-vis the law. Even had it been based on personal capacity, there would have been nothing wrong or remissed. This is because in period 1993-1995 the Mahathir Administration itself lobbied and removed the personal immunity of Rulers by instituting the Special Constitutional Court to try cases where Rulers have done wrong in personal capacities.

    It is trite that what is permissible by law – suing a Ruler in official or personal capacity – cannot at the same time be unlawful in being “derhaka” (treasonable) or seditious.

    This is borne out by the fact that after scores of poloce reports lodged the Attiorney General, who must be presumed to know the law, has not deemed it right to prefer a charge against Karpal for treason or sedition! AG does not want to make a fool of himself.

    So Question: who is trying to make a fool out of whom?

    As YB Kit said, an “aspirant to even higher office, has become a protector and defender of “hooligans” obstructing a parliamentarian from doing his duty “in the precincts of Parliament” – an act of “grave parliamentary contempt”.

    The Youth Chief sought to exculpate the “grave parliamentary contempt” of the mob by saying that it was Karpal who provoked and made not just the youths but also all citizens and himself angry for insulting Malay rulers, an obvious reference to Karpal’s statement that he might include Perak Ruler as party to court proceedings over the Perak state government takeover by BN.

    The fact is that there is no insult implicated here. As above explained, what is legal and lawful cannot at the same time be “insulting”, and yet the “derhaka” hatchet is hurled at Karpal precisely because it appears a convenient and expedient thing to do to score political brownie points for the coming UMNO Assembly and up the ante over rivals on who takes care of their constitutency’s interest best.

    This underscores the fact that politics is gutter dirty. Politicians would twist facts – and law – and manipulate information for political gain, never mind the collateral damage by way of arousing such emotions to the extent that two live bullets were sent as a warning to a handicapped veteran like Karpal.

    At the end of the day, the politicians themselves, often educated (even in the laws) know what is fact as distinguished from fiction and lies, what is lawful from what is unlawful, what is right from that which is wrong but they are not telling or educating their supporters on the truth. They just want to arouse their emotions – not intellect – to get their support. It must be inferred that they take their supporters to be fools. Unfortunately most times – though not all the times – the politicians are right. Politics is the art of preventing people from knowing enough to question why they are led in their affairs by those they support and vote: the art of canvassing political support is often by rabble rousing supporters’ emotions and deceiving them….

  25. #25 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 7:51 pm

    “Why is the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Prime Minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Najib Razak keeping so quiet on this shame and blot in the 51-year history of Parliament? Why their thundering silence?” (Lim Kit Siang)

    I could only think of one reason why AAB kept quiet on the Parliamentary Mob Incident. AAB probably thought, “Why should I say something to call for the trouble for myself? Let Najib say something first and then whatever he has said, he is likely to create more enemies for himself. If Najib displeases Umno Youth and pleases DAP, then I will have good opportunity to stay on much longer as the Prime Minister because Umno Youth is going to piss him off in the Umno General Meeting. Otherwise, if Najib displeases DAP and pleases Umno Youth, then it will be good opportunity for my son-in-law Khairy to get some Umno Youth members to play samseng, since Najib approves samseng deed, in the Umno General Meeting in order to voice out a request for me to stay on to the post of the Prime Minister until two years later. Surely I should continue to keep quiet!”

    For Najib, it is also obvious that why he must keep quiet on the Parliamentary Mob Incident. Najib probably thought, “It is not necessary for me to say anything about this small matter. Let my cousin Hishammuddin handle DAP alone and I will stand quietly behind him in giving my full support. By this way, noone can find any good excuse to voice out a demand in the Umno General Meeting requiring me not to take over the post of Prime Minister too soon. I have to be careful and not to allow Khairy any chance or any good reason to sabotage me in the Umno General Meeting in order to destroy my PM dream. Surely I should keep quiet until I have taken over the post of PM from AAB. I cannot afford to lose the opportunity to become the PM now lest AAB will flip flop and choose Khairy to be his successor.”

    Both PM and DPM also have good reason to keep quiet on the Parliamentary Mob Incident. So what is next? Let’s us continue to take a close look at Najib.

    Are the Hindraf supporters and DAP Perak leaders not afraid that Najib may invoke the ISA after the Umno Party Election? Don’t forget that Najib never makes promise not to invoke the ISA! Najib will probably invoke the ISA for “Op Lallang II” after he has been officially appointed as the Prime Minister. Therefore the Perak Constitutional Crisis must be resolved as soon as possible before Najib has taken over the premiership of Malaysia.

  26. #26 by Loh on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 7:57 pm

    Kerismuddin hopes to have a repeat of history, this time by the sons of PMs. Razak was followed by Hussein, and so he thought Kerismuddin follows Najib, in similar fashion, perhaps including the way vacancy came about.

    Had Najib waited until the UMNO election was over for AAB to had him the position of acting UMNO president, he would have made Kerismuddin his deputy, without any delay. Now that Muhyiddin is quite certain to become deputy, Kerismuddin would want him to be Tun Dr Ismail. But for that to be useful, he has to get the post of vice president, even with the lowest votes. The kerisman does not know right from wrong, but is he knows how to beg for votes. He said that his grandfather was wrong to suggest what he did at his time, but he later claimed to be proud of his grandfather. He would not even allow his grandfather the rightful place in history, and how could anyone expect him to do the right thing?

    The racist father bred the racist son who wanted to soak his keris with Chinese blood, and yet he has no shame that he would be a PM for Malaysians which include Chinese. How can the Chinese trust him with their future when they have to worry constantly when the man was about to use his keris?

  27. #27 by ALtPJK on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 8:18 pm

    Jeffrey says ….”It must be inferred that they take their supporters to be fools. Unfortunately most times – though not all the times – the politicians are right….”

    While I concur with you on what you wrote re politics and politician preceding the quoted lines I think we can qualify that it mostly happens on just one side of the divide. Whether due to blinds, blinkers or bribes, these supporters tend to be emotional much to the pleasure and benefit of the politicians to take advantage.

    I can’t even imagine Pakatan politicians (generally speaking) taking their supporters to be fools. With the level of scrutiny applied on them they will be shred to pieces should any of them even hint of habouring such a view.

  28. #28 by Godfather on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 8:32 pm

    AAB is irrelevant. C4 is desperate to make his mark on UMNO come April Fool’s Day. Remember the guy who paid RM 36,000 for a full page advert in a mainstream paper ? He should understand that if there is a government which is capable of governing, then there would not be all these problems/issues.

    Someone asked what happened to Syed Botak. Word is that he will lose his cabinet position once C4 reshuffles the cabinet. If I were Syed Botak, I would be out on the beach enjoying the sunshine.

  29. #29 by KennyGan on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 8:34 pm

    These are tumultuous times because we are witnessing the the death throes of a dying regime. BN will get more arrogant, more bizarre, mode decadent, more openly corrupt, more apt to use force and more disdainful of public opinion as the end nears. It will be even more racist and protective of Ketuanan Melayu.

    Internally, Umno is racked with head to toe corruption, backstabbing, quarrels and in-fighting. The leader holds on only by the force of patronage.

    God willing, we may not have to wait till the next general elections for this regime to end. All it needs for Umno to implode is a national event that humiliates Umno and underscores its lack of popular support to act as the catalyst that breaks it up.

    Such an event may be elections in Perak in which PR wins convincingly, trying to solve the Perak crisis by brute force, loss of Sarawak to PR or BN losing a string of 3-4 by-elections. It could even be Najib trying to pull off another Operation Lallang 2 in a time and age when such ham-fisted oppression is no longer possible.

    Then Umno will implode with internal fighting and tumult. It will probably result in snap elections. Wait for it. We are witnessing the end of an era.

  30. #30 by Onlooker Politics on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 8:43 pm

    Kerismuddin is really a money face politician. In a campaign speech in Trengganu during General Election 2004, he told a group of audiences that he felt like crying when he thought of the cruel fact that his grandfather was found to have only RM5 left in his pocket when the grandfather passed away. Surely he did not agree with the poverty ending of his grandfather although his grandfather had earned a high respect from teachers of my primary school and my secondary school and from me personally since his grandfather was a noble statesman who wanted the peoples of Malaysia to unite under the classification of only One Malaysian Race.

    I already paid high respect to his grandfather since I was educated to do so during my school ages. I certainly find no good reason for me to change my mind now in order to concur with Kerismuddin because I find that this guy has always been doing something contrary to the ideology which his grandfather had preached to all Malaysians. To borrow the words of Loh, “He would not even allow his grandfather the rightful place in history, and how could anyone expect him to do the right thing?”

    Another reason for me to believe that Kerimuddin has money face was the incident of non-delivery or delivery of substandard products in relation to the poor construction work quality being done to the reconstructed building of a Chinese Primary School in Muar few years ago. I had reliable informer who told me that the construction contractor who was awarded the construction work contract was a crony of Kerismuddin. Yet Kerismuddin told lie to the whole world that he did not know the contractor and MCA top leaders also helped him to cover up his lie! What a big shame on this money face politician!

  31. #31 by taiking on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 8:49 pm

    The chinese paper reported that words to the following effect were uttered when karpal singh was mobbed: “This country is not for non-malays.” Can anyone confirm?

    Stupid if it was actually said. See never learn. Wrong again.

  32. #32 by juno on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 8:59 pm

    There is a drought for Integrity among the ruling class. Power and Money with UMNO has always been the hallmark and a stumbling block to growth of Institutions in the country . Now we see the games played by them.

  33. #33 by aiD_kamikuP on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 9:19 pm

    //If I were Syed Botak, I would be out on the beach enjoying the sunshine.// – Godfather

    What’s the use of a solar panel if it is not in the sun? Unless of course if the cells are already beyond redemption!!

  34. #34 by distantmalay on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 10:04 pm

    police actions are an over-kill,

    what’s so wrong about people wanting medical attention to be given to a fellow human being ??

  35. #35 by Ramesh Laxman on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 10:11 pm

    All of us including politicians must have a sense of history. This would be an opportune time to study the history of Zimbabwe from 1980. I hope that someone who has made that study could enlighten us in this blog.

  36. #36 by One4All4One on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 10:12 pm

    Keeping silent is also a strategy and when used at the right time and at the right place, it will have tremendous effect and result.

    To UMNO, the silence could mean an act of condoning. Outsiders cannot hold both of them to be such, even if they think they do, simply because they did not say anything, and cannot be held accountable when challenged. Meaning, when they are challenged by anybody as condoning, they can just simply deny because of their silence.

    Politics is dirty when it is played that way. Opportunistic, self-serving, cunning, and manipulative.

    Accountability and integrity are at the lowest when a leader does not make his stand clear. He is keeping the ends open for himself to manipulate for his own benefit and interest.

    Under such circumstance, the opposition needs to lay out all the facts for all to see. The discerning audience will know what is right and what’s not. Their opinions and reasoning will be made known through the ballot box.

    The opposition is always straight-jacketed. Their stand could be made known only through continuous intelligent and clear articulation through every available media.

    UMNO is desperate. Same with the youths, wanita, puteri and putera. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    There would be leaders who are looking for ammunitions and weapons to score brownie points to stand out among the maddening crowd. We can expect their followers to do the same, so that they are seen to be useful and important to the budding leaders.

    They would jump at any opportunity to make some noises and hopefully gain some recognition, no matter the noise is sensible or not, as long as they are seen as championing their common cause. That’s why we have BLIND followers!

    AAB and Najib are playing the cards close to their chest. Wily foxes playing crafty games. They let the front-line men play out their games first, and at the most opportune time come up with a statement which would put them in good stead in the eyes of the gullible public.

    UMNO supporters are watching their every moves which have to be read as favouring their interest and aspirations. That way the leaders would be able to assert influence and control over their supporters and assuring their position in the party.

  37. #37 by mendela on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 10:40 pm

    Latest approval rate on Japanese LDP-led Government under Aso is less than 10%!
    LDP has governed Japan for over 50 years too.
    If there is a GE held in Japan today, LDP could be totally wiped out!

    This is same for UMNO, it is a dead zombie now!

  38. #38 by One4All4One on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 11:01 pm

    Can someone suggest to Merdeka Centre to survey Najib’s popularity among Malaysians at this moment before he steps in as PM?

    Then another when he becomes PM, say, one, three, and five…months later?

  39. #39 by mendela on Saturday, 28 February 2009 - 11:02 pm


    The economy of Japan is so bad that its Finance Minister was so worried and needed to use alcohol to suppress his worries. Of course he over did it, became drunk at G8 meeting and forced to quit a few days ago.

    On the other hand, our C4 Finance Minister totally still cannot see what the economy tsunami would do to Malaysia and he is still happily and busy in sabotage PR state Governments.

    Malaysia under C4 will doom in no time!

  40. #40 by limkamput on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 12:21 am

    The Minister for Rural and Regional Development, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib,who is also Umno Information Chief, must also be censured for support of the Selangor Umno Youth mob action in Parliament on Thursday allegedly on the ground that Umno Youth had acted out of frustration after being “provoked and unfairly accused”. Sdr Lim

    Talking about frustration and being provoked and unfairly accused, I hope BN-UMNO will know the frustration and hopelessness experienced by Hindraf leaders and their supporters. If they are not able to feel that, then please don’t talk about frustration and being provoked.

    I urge PR, in particular PAS, to do more for the Hindraf leaders, their families and supporters. It is not about race and religion. It is the right thing to do. Please remember the victory of PR during the March 8 election was in no small way due to the attention created by Hindraf. You people just can’t ignore them like that.

    Pakatan Rakyat parties have often been at the receiving end of provocation and unfair accusation by Umno and Barisan Nasional Ministers and MPs. Would this be justification enough for Pakatan Rakyat to stage similar mobs in Parliament to violate the sanctity of Parliament and obstruct and menace UMNO/BN parliamentarians from carrying out their duties? Sdr Lim

    Certainly PR has every justification to stage similar mobs in Parliament. But the reality is you can’t do it even though you have similar justification. You will be water-cannoned and arrested for illegal assembly outside the Parliament.

    People like Hishammuddin and other UMNO leaders including Home Affairs Minister will never change. How can cavemen transplanted to 21st century begin to fathom the gravity of issues confronting this nation? Cavemen are what cavemen do – crude, raw power, and barbaric.

  41. #41 by P.O.T.S on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 3:11 am

    Our nation is in distress.

    But don’t blame UMNO, MCA, or MIC or any of the Barisan Najis component parties.

    Don’t even blame the biased mainstream media the stupid education system.

    Don’t blame PAS or DAP or even the UMNO-like PKR.

    Blame the people.

    If the people were angry enough they would have voted a new federal government in one year ago on March 8th.

    Anwar Ibrahim can say what he wants but the simple fact is that the Barisan Najis federal government is the legitimate government elected by the people themselves.

    So please blame the rakyat – the many Chinese who still reject PAS, the Indian machas who still cling on to Samy Vellu and yes, our bumiputera brethen who still vote BN for the NEP!

    The people deserve the government they voted for, especially in Sabah!

  42. #42 by passerby on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 4:34 am

    zak_hammaad, what will you say if some morons send you 2 bullets? Will you not call that morons CELAKAS, especially when the police do not accept your report? CELAKA!!!

  43. #43 by passerby on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 4:42 am

    “Why is the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Prime Minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Najib Razak keeping so quiet on this shame and blot in the 51-year history of Parliament? Why their thundering silence?”

    Because they are all CELAKAS. You don’t expect these celakas to condemn their kind behaving like Zimbabwe’s goons?

  44. #44 by isahbiazhar on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 5:52 am

    We can see more arrests under ISA soon.The country is reacting to the UMNO/BN folly and to overcome it and to justify peace and harmony the government will resort to more arrests.I will not be surprised if the BN/UMNO will declare emergency rule to make the wrong right.Beware the opposition as your time to bring change will be challenged and locked up.Find countries where you can get asylum!

  45. #45 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 10:19 am

    Gutter politics of Karpal? I DON’T AGREE 100%.

    Karpal’s words are sometimes unbecoming of a senior politician and it street-fighting but gutter? NO! No way Karpal has sunk to UMNO Youths cess-pool domain…

    His words were unchecked but what do you babies out there want from your top opposition leaders WHEN you yourself is not willing to be counted and stand up even a little bit?

    Its not pleasant and it should not be for senior politician like Karpal to street-fight. But Karpal is willing to do it, maybe he can’t help himself and only human but its as much our failures before it is his.

  46. #46 by passerby on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 10:20 am

    If that happens, ie., declaring emergency rule, the people should target sabotaging all foreign companies. Let the these foreign companies send a very strong warning to the corrupt government that these kind of actions will cause instability to the country and will even hasten them to pull out especially in these bad economic times. We know that people will be prepare to risk and change when they don’t food in their stomach or for their loved ones.

  47. #47 by HJ Angus on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 10:37 am

    Maybe it is time to stop the politics and let the world global recession take care of the BN government as things look as if our economy will undergo drastic changes with record unemployment and social unrest.
    That will definitely be reflected in the next GE when the Bn will be voted out of power.

  48. #48 by Godfather on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 10:51 am

    Let Zak Hammaad the Mamakthir ass-licker be. Anything that is done by PR or by UMNO is never correct in his eyes if it is not part of Mahathirism.

  49. #49 by Godfather on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 10:55 am

    I saw the front-page headline in the STAR today, and I nearly puked by the news-stand. The headline said “Quick graft probe”. This administration is run by dead men walking, and Mohd Said is just an example of a dead man walking.

  50. #50 by mendela on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 11:03 am

    Wikipedia defines youth as

    //Youth is the period between childhood and adulthood, generally from ages 13-21. An individual’s actual maturity may not correspond to their chronological age, as immature individuals exist at all ages. //

    The Karpal vs UMNO youths video clearly shows the so called “youths” were in their late 30’s if not 40’s. These youths must be retarded youths or brain dead youths.
    Celaka UMNO youths!

  51. #51 by zak_hammaad on Sunday, 1 March 2009 - 2:04 pm

    passerby Says:

    >> zak_hammaad, what will you say if some morons send you 2 bullets?

    I would possibly buy an uzi and keep it under my pillow :^)

    >> Will you not call that morons CELAKAS,

    Which morons, I would not know WHO sent the bullets in the first place. Therefore placing any blame on anyone requires PROOF, otherwise one would make the situation worse.

    “King singh” has pleny of enemies (due to his foul mouth) to keep anyone guessing!

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