Nizar – PR candidate in Bukit Gantang by-election

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin has been named as the Pakatan Rakyat candidate for the Bukit Gantang parliamentary by election which falls on 7th April 2009.

The battle for democracy in Perak and Malaysia is now full joined with Nizar the official standard bearer for Pakatan Rakyat in the by election.

  1. #1 by waterfrontcoolie on Monday, 23 March 2009 - 11:24 pm

    This YB is a real surprise package when he was first picked by the Sultan of Perak and now HRH has to live with HIS choosing. Isn’t this act the WILL from upstairs??
    When he was chosen, even his partner was surprised!! Now, he is definitely NOT A SURPRISE!! The result is foregone conclusion.

  2. #2 by timmyskh on Monday, 23 March 2009 - 11:37 pm

    This is one of best move by PR.

    With Nizar, we can really send PM-in-waiting a clear and loud message that he is not welcome!

    Bravo to PAS, for this decision!

    PR, this seat must be win with a margin like Teresa’s victory in Segambut. Then someone will know the rakyat meant business.

  3. #3 by undergrad2 on Monday, 23 March 2009 - 11:55 pm

    What’s this about 5,000 people being tear gassed in Sg. Petani??

  4. #4 by undergrad2 on Monday, 23 March 2009 - 11:58 pm

    Ceramahs require police permits. That’s the law. So why is PR breaking the law after calling for the return to the rule of law??

  5. #5 by hiro on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 12:41 am

    This is sweet news after a week of dismal news coming from Pakatan, starting with DCM quitting in Penang, to the tear gas fired into Anwar ceramah tonight, clamping down on opposition newspapers and Mahathir crapping about Malays being threatened (again).

    Najib can talk about winning back people’s confidence, but when UMNO mixes mere argument/spin with untamed abuse of power, it creates a police state far surpassing Mahathirism, making Najib more dangerous and reckless than Mahathir.

    At least Bukit Gantang will be safe in opposition hand, but the idea is to give UMNO a KO meaning the federal opposition must win all three. It appears that while Batang Ai has been an unknown quality, the weak link is really Bkt Selambau. Anwar needs to do a better job explaining why he picked a lightweight, angering Hindraf and PKR leaders.

    I think this is also a good time for the opposition to truly consolidate their position. If PKR loses, and PAS wins, the ultras within PAS is going to bay for a pound of flesh. But PAS must not forget that it is riding the tail wind of a combined victory of March 8, and don’t give in to temptation of going it alone again.

    The coalition must be strengthened. It must also be that the leaders make a pack that they do not rely on any party to supply a certain number of qualified potential ministers. Seeing that PKR is the weak link, DAP should get to know PAS better. It’s not to kick out Anwar who is clearly still the standard bearer for Pakatan, but to give the rakyat assurance that where ther rank and file in PKR may falter, there are other ready substitutes. It would also make it a huge disincentive for PKR leaders to screw up.

  6. #6 by BNseedell on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 12:41 am

    May the Almaighty GOD bless Nizar with the greatest victory in the mother of all by-elections in Malaysian history!!

    Thank you, PAS leaders, for making this wise decision. Nizar’s victory is victory for democarcy in Malaysia!

    CHANGE WE (Malaysians) CAN BELIEVE IN.

  7. #7 by ekans on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 1:15 am

    If Nizar wins this one, it’s obvious that it’ll be a great blow to the legitimacy of UMNO-BN’s take-over of the Perak state govt. Therefore, PR must be cautious & be better stay focused here. Any controversy arising from the choice of the PR candidate in Bkt Selambau & the resignation of the P.Pinang 1st DCM must be dealt with a.s.a.p. to the satisfaction of the PR supporters and the people in general, so that UMNO-BN will not have chance to exploit these during the campaign period…

  8. #8 by distantmalay on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 1:20 am

    barisan cannot face the reality of popular dissent, so it confiscates the newspapers of PKR and PAS, now it banned them for 3 months, also the DAP chinese paper is still waiting for renewal of licence,

    DSAI’s taiping ceramah declared illegal, and his ceramah at bukit selambau broken up using tear gas and chem-laced water,

    by-election are on-going, so the opposition must be deprived of their voice, they can wait till the cows come home for their permit,

    NR said massive reform imperative for umno, so this is it..

  9. #9 by ReformMalaysia on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 2:13 am

    “Ceramahs require police permits. That’s the law. So why is PR breaking the law after calling for the return to the rule of law??” -undergrad2

    A law is only became the ‘real law’ when it is applicable to everyone.

    Is the police always ‘pre-approve’ all Barisan Nasional’s Ceramah but do not give permit to PR’s ‘ceramah’ without sensible reason….. what law are they talking about? Jungle law?

  10. #10 by Kongseemik on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 2:18 am

    This will the acid test for Pakatan Rakyat in Perak. A landslide victory will surely send the shivers down the spine of BN!

  11. #11 by frankyapp on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 2:38 am

    They got the law in their hands,the whole country is under their hands.The EC, JAC,MACC,POLICE,ARMY,SULTANS AND AGUNG,all are in their hands.What can u guys do ? Nothing ,accept go full steam with parents,relatives,friends and all who are eligible to vote to the polling centres and vote out all umno/Bn candidates.These are the secret votes they could not get in their hands.So guys, you have nothing to worry ,let’s do it comes polling date.

  12. #12 by undergrad2 on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 4:55 am

    ReformMalaysia Says:
    Today at 02: 13.54 (2 hours ago)
    “A law is only became the ‘real law’ when it is applicable to everyone.”

    Wrong. Law is still law. It is the same law. Not implementing the law does not make it less a law.

  13. #13 by ttc on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 6:04 am

    Altogether now please: :P WooHoo! & :D YEEHAR! to :) MB Nizar!!


    2009 Resolution: Seek out all garbage and recycle or dispose post haste for a healthier life and planet!

  14. #14 by pulau_sibu on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:22 am


    As a Chinese, I felt so sad to see the Malays with gun firing the tear gas and chemicals toward Malays. We, the Chinese, have to protect these weaker Malays.

  15. #15 by vchi on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:36 am

    undergrad2: Hitler’s gassing of the Jews were legal while Ghandi’s passive resistance was illegal.

  16. #16 by chengho on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:47 am

    Nizar is the vertical engineer. Choosing him is not the right candidate as indicated by PAS spiritual leader NIk Aziz last month. Nik Aziz knows the reasons for saying that but somehow Hadi said he is the right candidate for PAS

    Ppl opinion of Nizar – a perfect robotic person ,ego centric and a person who can’t sleep at night after losing his MB post ( the taste of power). He is a perfect horse for Anwar& Pakatan and like ‘ cow with earing ‘

  17. #17 by Godfather on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:54 am

    Eunuch chengho:

    Do you really know what you are writing ? Got credit for English at SPM or not ?

  18. #18 by Godfather on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:55 am

    I think the eunuch is like a kerbau with a nose-ring….

  19. #19 by chiakchua on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 8:18 am

    Is Undergrad blind? You can’t see the double standard of PDRM? I’m posting this question before knowing what is the actual reason why police had resorted to tear gas.

    Yes, its a great and encouraging news on Nizar candidacy. He could be a great Malaysian PM nominee! PAS will surely get non-Muslim and non-Malay support if they have more pro-active and open minded leaders like him.

  20. #20 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 8:47 am


    It will be meaningful to use “Democracy Tree” posters/flyers in the by-election to symbolize PR’s struggle for democracy.

  21. #21 by k1980 on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 8:49 am

    Make the umno candidate in Bkt Gantang lose his deposit!

  22. #22 by DAP man on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 9:06 am

    When law applies only to the Opposition then it is abuse of the law. Just see how UMNO and BN have been breaking the law with impunity. See how is police force is being abused.

    Did the police speak to the organizers or order them to disperse?
    In any case, let the ceramah go on and charge them in court for the ‘illegal’ ceramah.

    Every UMNO action is alienating the people from the government. Najib must realize that he is NOT Mahathir and he cannot pretend to be one and imitate him.

    It looks like he is pushing the Opposition to do something stupid so that he can enforce emergency rule.
    This is 2009.

  23. #23 by wanderer on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 9:11 am

    Eunuch Kerbau chengho must be a SPM dropout..pity him lah, has to get a job as a sub par professional BN blogger.

    Law is law, whose laws…UMNO’s?

  24. #24 by wanderer on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 9:17 am

    Perfect choice, perfect strategy!
    Nizar has proven his fine qualities of a cool and level headed politician…this move will give the top leaders of PR to concentrate on Bkt Selambau. Again PR outwitted the UMNO goons! hahaha

  25. #25 by taiking on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 9:26 am

    No need to question chengho’s intelligence.

    He is a fine product of umno’s (-)meritocracy system.

    Enough said.

    Najib dislikes and fears Nizar for an obvious reason. Its that “N” factor that is now pakatan’s “X” factor.

  26. #26 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 9:37 am

    This is a smart move. It tells PR supporters that PR is realistic about its chances of the courts or the Sultan. By picking Nizar, it tells Perakian and PR supporters that he is going to be in the limelight for next 4 years at the end of which he will come back and lead PR back in Perak.

    Zambry and BN is already screwed. Perakian at the end of 4 years will only feel that BN just delayed the inevitable and will even be mor angry at them. This is typically of Najib leadership being ultimately outfoxed and outstrategised by PR.

  27. #27 by cintanegara on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 9:50 am

    Nizar is indeed a mere puppet controlled by DAP….That’s why this traitor gets a strong support from DAP……….However, present day voters are not a bunch of fools who could be easily swayed…….they will teach him a lesson in the coming polls….

  28. #28 by k1980 on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 9:58 am

    Q: What’s the difference between a space tourist and an astronaut?

    A: A space tourist is a tourist who uses his own money whereas an astronaut is a tourist who uses his government’s money, e.g. Malaysia’s Sheikh Muzaphar


  29. #29 by ALLAN THAM on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 10:01 am

    PR has through in the highest stake in this game. It is make it or break it for Nizar.

    It is good choice in the sense that a win will vindicated the people wishes. But given the uneven playing field there is danger if the out come is a lost, which is not unlikely going by all those dirty tactic being play by BN.

    BN may also play along with racist card as start off with Old Hat’s comment on the Malay. Nizar being friendly to all people regardless of race may be used by BN to capture the Malay votes.

    This is high stake game.

  30. #30 by shah pinang on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 10:27 am

    cintanegara Says:
    Today at 09: 50.49 (13 minutes ago)

    “However, present day voters are not a bunch of fools who could be easily swayed…….” astute observation-well done cintan.Can YOU cintan, see through BN’s corrupt and iron fist governance like the present day voters?? or are you one of the yesteryear voters??

    pulau_sibu Says:
    Today at 07: 22.20 (2 hours ago)

    “As a Chinese, I felt so sad to see the Malays with gun firing the tear gas and chemicals toward Malays. We, the Chinese, have to protect these weaker Malays”

    pulau sibu- what exactly are you trying to say here? that is offensive if seen from a different perspective. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I hope you were just trying to demonstrate how as a brotherly chinese, you have come to the aid of your ‘weaker’/’powerless’ malay counterparts in Sungai Petani.

    YB Nizar is a good choice and as chiakchua pointed out, he could be a great Malaysian PM nominee.PAS would do well to have more leaders like him.

  31. #31 by shah pinang on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 10:46 am

    pulau_sibu: my sincere apologies if I have insinuated your good intention statement for something otherwise.

    The disease of ‘Ultra-Malayness’ is infectious especially during UMNO General Assembly-so beware.

    I hope YB Guan Eng, YB Anwar and YB Fairus will quickly put an end to the DCM saga in Penang and perhaps appoint another suitable candidate as soon as possible. Last thing we want the racist UMNO using the issue to depict the ‘weakness’ of the Malays in Penang-and PKR/PAS being ‘puppet’ for DAP.

  32. #32 by cintanegara on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 10:49 am

    Harian Metro dated 17/3/2009

    Masuk lokap kerana rokok

    KUALA LUMPUR: Hanya kerana membawa tiga kotak rokok memasuki Singapura, dua ahli perniagaan ditahan di lokap dan dilayan seperti penjenayah.

    Mangsa, Hazuldin Hassan, 30, berkata, dia bersama empat rakan lain menaiki sebuah kenderaan ke Singapura atas urusan perniagaan Khamis lalu.

    “Saya membeli dua kotak rokok berisi 20 batang setiap satu manakala seorang lagi rakan, Mohd membeli sekotak rokok berisi 14 batang.

    “Kami meneruskan perjalanan melalui pintu pemeriksaan Imigresen Woodland sebelum dihampiri empat pegawai imigresen negara berkenaan,” katanya.

    I wonder how LKS would react………. if citizen of TINY country, caught for committing traffic offence or unlawful activity, were treated badly by Malaysian Police….. Surely, he will sensationalize it, just like the Complaint against Telok Dalam (posted in this blog on 18/12/2008). Canadian consultant, Manjit Sokhai (posted on 28/10/2007), case of squatting woman etc ………

    But when Malaysians were treated badly in another country (especially that TINY country), he doesn’t seem to be interested…. what a pity

  33. #33 by puteri pinang on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 11:23 am

    cintanegara, i think you should seek the assistance of our foreign minister and not YB Kit. We have power corruption and money corruptions here in Malaysia, isn’t this a bigger issue to be addressed?

  34. #34 by AhPek on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 11:31 am

    You are such an a.s.h.l. that it makes me wonder whether you have anything up there.maybe your mouth and your a… are the one and the same thing.If malaysians are treated so badly as badly as the squating woman or manjit sokhai,then UMNPPUTRA PM should kicked up hell with singapore
    better still ask for apology or threaten them with reprisal.

  35. #35 by penang308 on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 11:54 am

    Congratulation to NIZAR, GOOD CHOICE from PR!

  36. #36 by StevePCH on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 12:01 pm

    cintanegara & chengho , IMHO it appears that Nizar has a strong personality. Not swayed by the various unfair and untruthful accusations hurled at him. He stood by the basic principle that the constitution is above all.
    It does not really matter for us ( the 54% Perakians and Malaysians ) whom had voted for changed to be robbed of a good Perak Government because, coming GE, we will be a true multiracially government country by PR, unlike the current PUPPET government of UMNO controlled BN.

    shah pinang & pulau sibu :- Indians , Malays , Chinese and other races in Malaysia are like brothers to each other, you can see our muhibbah spirit whenever a disaster occur. When there is an accident, we never bother to see if the victim is Malay or Chinese , Muslim , Buddhist , hindu or whatever, we just help. When there is a fire, we try our best to help each other.

    The Malay supremacy is just a racial card being played by BN to confuse all. Only cronies benefited from this ketuanan.

    When Chinese education were deprived of government fund, the Chinese community support the schools through private donations, when non Bumis are unable to participate in government tenders, we excel in private sectors. Biasness only cause the community to be fitter just like in the case of Indians.
    BN’s policies cause complacency in certain sectors of Malay communities and I strongly believe, it’s causing more harm that it is in helping Bumis.

    DS Nizar is a good choice due to his strong popularity now. TG Nik is right in saying the current Perak MB should stand and fight his position but I believe, we need DS Nizar to be vocal in Parliament too.

  37. #37 by Jeffrey on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 12:14 pm

    Mohd Nizar is chosen to contest the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat in Perak because he is popular in Perak, it is an opportunity to give him a parliamentary seat and raise his national profile if he wins especially when chances of him prevailing in the claim that he is still Perak MB before the courts are remote. If he does not seize this opportunity, he may end up with nothing at both parliamentary and state levels.

    It must have been a difficult decision – ie for PR to field him in Bukit Gantang.

    Nik Aziz is alone among Pas leaders in opposing Nizar’s candidacy. It is not just the question of alienating Nik Aziz’s supporters by such a decision. Nik Aziz must have his reasons. He does not oppose without valid reasons or insights into such an issue.

    Probably to Nik Aziz, the bigger picture is that Mohd Nizar’s contest of the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat will be seen as inconsistent in principle with his – and Pakatan Rakyat’s – claim to legal (as distinct from moral) legitimacy that he is still the MB of Perak heading the PR majority state assemby, presently a subject for determination of the courts.

    For it would be asked, at least in the courts, how Nizar could, if elected as MP for Bukit Gantang, could still be discharging his duties as Menteri Besar of Perak; that his actions in contesting the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat imply that he is hedging his bets in Bukit Gantang ; that his claim to being still the validly appointed MB of Perak (in spite of the Sultan’s decision to the contrary) will be argued by Zamry and the 6 in the courts as something that Nizar himself does not believe sufficiently or deeply in to stick and stand by, a factor that will be taken into account by the court to support any decision to be made against Nizar/PR.

    The argument will be presented against PR that in light of Nizar being fielded in Bukit Gantang, PR is not sincere or not right in its accusation of an illegal and unconstitutional grab for power by BN in Perak and that all the hullabloo of planting 5 saplings and a plaque to commemorate such an alleged grab is a farce and publicity stunt.

    This is the downside that Nik Aziz may probably forsee.

    As Allan Tham said, “This is high stake game” and if Nizar fails to win Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat, he will at the same time compromise his claim to the Perak Mentri Besar’s post.

    In making the decision to field Nizar, it is as if PR is already resigned to not being able to re-claim the Perak State Government via the courts, and hence realistically the question of having something to lose in this respect does not arise since Perak has alrteady been lost!

  38. #38 by sotong on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 12:24 pm

    The previous PM is correct that ordinary Malays are worst of now….so are the ordinary people of other races, grossly exlpoited by other own kind.

  39. #39 by pulau_sibu on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 12:54 pm

    my writing above really told and showed my anger against the immoral Barisan government. You really don’t expect them to do this, using Malays against Malays. What else worse can you expect on earth?

    These police should all resign from their police job, like what Mahathir suggested the Malays to quit mcDonald, KFC, Coca-cola, etc.

  40. #40 by shadow on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 1:35 pm

    DS Nizar is a likeable person of all races. He is so popular at this time of the year and in future. If my culculation is right he will be the best candidate from PAS for PM nominee when PR wins the next GE. We the citizens of Malaysia are looking forward for that day.

  41. #41 by mauriyaII on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 2:11 pm

    Nizar as the candidate for the Bukit Gantang bye-election is a very good and logical choice. Having said that it is very difficult to accept DSAI’s choice of an unknown as Pakatan Rakyat’s candidate for Bukit Selambau. It is very difficult to comprehend the rationale behind the choice of a young, inexperienced and a new member of Pakatan Rakyat as the candidate for a crucial bye-election.

    Since it is too late to put in a more credible candidate, in the larger interest of Pakatan Rakyat and the nation, every voter in Bukit Selambau should set aside their differences and vote for the Pakatan Rakyat candidate. If communal and partisan politics and the politics of selfishness, envy or downright vengeance is given room, it would be playing into the hands of UMNO/BN and the deadwood MIC.

    The Hindraf supporters and others who are opposed to the candidate of DSAI’s choice should show their anger at Samy Velu and the MIC’s candidate. Show Samy Velu and MIC that the Indians have had enough of the lying, plundering, raping and above all being ETAPPANS, selling out the rights and privileges of Indians to the UMNOputras.

    Samy Velu is the ETAPPAN who sold out the rights of the Indians in this country. Samy Velu and the MIC’s candidate should be made to lose very badly in the bye-election to send a strong message to MIC that they can NEVER regain the respect and support of the Indians.

    The victory for Pakatan Rakyat in Bukit Selambau should send a strong message to UMNO/BN that the rakyat are fed up with the race and religious based divisive politics. The rakyat are fed up with the endemic corruption in the country.

    The victory should show that people are NOT HAPPY with the way the various institutions of governance, the AG, Judiciary, Police, MACC, etc. are highjacked by the ruling UMNO/BN to cling on to power.

    The writing on the wall is, “DO NOT TURN MALAYSIA INTO A POLICE STATE or another of the many African countries such as Zimbabwe.”

  42. #42 by k1980 on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 5:26 pm

    How is it that Zambry Abd Kadir dare not contest in the April 7 Bkt Gantang by-election against Nizar so it could be established who the people want as their MB?

  43. #43 by undergrad2 on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:01 pm

    DAP man Says:
    Today at 09: 06.34 (9 hours ago)

    “When law applies only to the Opposition then it is abuse of the law.”

    No sh*it !!! That’s no abuse of any damn law! That’s abuse of power, man.

  44. #44 by undergrad2 on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:04 pm

    When PR holds ceramah without those damn permits, that’s illegal and unlawful. Law is law.

  45. #45 by undergrad2 on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:09 pm

    chiakchua Says:
    Today at 08: 18.13 (10 hours ago)

    “Is Undergrad blind? You can’t see the double standard of PDRM?”

    I ain’t talkin’ bout double standards man! I’m talkin’ bout the law. The law says no permits no ceramahs. Who says bout having to comply with the law? Be ready to be tear gassed man! Time to take those tear gas canisters and hurl them back from where they came.

  46. #46 by undergrad2 on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 7:10 pm

    Got da message bro??

  47. #47 by Onlooker Politics on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 8:57 pm


    You are too green to teach some old birdies on the rule of law in this blog! If you are still staying in the United States now, then by looking at the degree of freedom which majority Americans enjoy, you should be able to find out what the “freedom of assembly” as promised by the Federal Constitution of Malaysia really means.

    According to your standard, all Malaysians will have to succumb to the rule of law, including the draconian law. Let me tell you something: If I were the Prime Minister and I didn’t like you undergrad2 for being too outspoken in this blog, I might also invoke the ISA to detain you for a few years in the solitary confinement. By adopting your standard, I would not be illegal to detain you under the ISA because I could claim that I resorted to the rule of law.

    Of course, when you were to become the ISA detainee when I were the Prime Minister, you would have the full political legitimacy to claim that I should be overthrown through a revolution like the French Revolution or 1911 Chinese Revolution.

    Therefore, it is quite obvious that the rule of law is no season-proof panacea for the political disputes. In Christianity, the Christians are told to obey the authority because according to the bible, all authorities are being appointed by God in order to bring wrath upon the sinners. Nevertheless, the bible did not prohibit the overthrow of one devilish authority by another righteous authority, as this had been permitted when the initially God-appointed King Saul was being forced to commit suicide when he was almost suffocated by his enemy troops. As a result of not keeping God’s instructions, God took away Saul’s kingship (1 Samuel 13:14), through the appointment of another authority by vesting power in the hand of King David.

    Besides the rule of law, there is also something called “revolution” in the world.

  48. #48 by katdog on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 - 11:47 pm

    “In Christianity, the Christians are told to obey the authority because according to the bible, all authorities are being appointed by God” – Onlooker Politics.

    Err… not trying to start a religious argument but where did you hear such a thing? I thought it was more like, give to men what is due men and what is due God, to God…or something like that. Meaning, God only cares that you respect and abide by His laws above all, and to the ‘additional’ laws of men, let men follow according to what they believe is right.

  49. #49 by katdog on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 - 12:03 am

    Why select Nizar to contest for the Bukit Gantang by-election? I think Nizar should focus on leading the Perak PR charge to get back the state.

    Isn’t there no other candidate for Bukit Gantang? I don’t see any point in putting Nizar into the federal parliament. It’s a waste. Someone else can take that position.

    The lack of suitable dependable candidates continues to be PR’s main weakness.

  50. #50 by HARAPAN MALAYSIA on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 - 12:14 am

    Power can be used to “Membina”…….!
    Power can be used to “Membinasa”…!
    Power Is Nothing Without Control….!
    Law is to be used for Justice……..!
    Law Is Meaningless Without Justice..!
    The Power of Rakyat Will eventually determine
    How The Power of Rule of Law or Rule for Law…!
    Whatever it is, The Power of Rakyat Must be The Final Winner…in any battle for democracy government..!

    A Right Man & A Good Man with high quality of leadership who battle for true democracy of Rakyat Government will definitely win the Hearts and Minds of Rakyat Malaysia…!

    Dato Seri Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin is definitely The Man…..!

  51. #51 by undergrad2 on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 - 12:21 am

    Hey Onlooker, don’t quote me scriptures. I attended bible school in Singapore together with that pseudo-intellectual Lee Wang Yen before they kicked him out.

    Don’t you know that there were no apples in the Garden of Eden and the first woman was not Eve?? Adam’s first wife was not Eve but Lilith; and Lilith preceded Eve. Of course you cannot find Lilith in Genesis but you can find her in Isaiah. People like limkamput aka nincompoop (who spews a lot of poop) wants a woman to be docile and dependent. Lilith wasn’t. She was a feminist and so they (writers being male) had her replaced by Eve.

    Najib wished Rosmah was more like Eve. But she’s really Lilith. Always wanting to be on top.

  52. #52 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 - 8:59 am

    /// k1980 Says:
    Yesterday at 09: 58.08

    Q: What’s the difference between a space tourist and an astronaut?

    A: A space tourist is a tourist who uses his own money whereas an astronaut is a tourist who uses his government’s money, e.g. Malaysia’s Sheikh Muzaphar. ///

    k1980, I know you don’t mean it, but you should not taint all astronauts with the same brush. At least the US astronauts, the Russian Cosmonauts and the Chinese taikonauts are sent up there not to pull teh tarik and eat ketupat, but do real experiments and risk their lives. Spare a thought for Yuri Gagarin.

    If you meant astronought – yes, agree with you 100%.

  53. #53 by Anak_Penang on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 - 1:30 pm

    Lighter moment …

    Liverpool will be the league champion this season …

    The main reason can be found inside

  54. #54 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 - 8:27 pm

    “In Christianity, the Christians are told to obey the authority because according to the bible, all authorities are being appointed by God” (Onlooker Politics)

    “Err… not trying to start a religious argument but where did you hear such a thing?” (Katdog)

    In order to answer the question of Katdog, I wish to quote at below the extract from a sermon entitled “Should Christians Submit to Government Authority?” written by David C. Pack.

    Peter also gave important instruction about what God expects of Christians in their responsibility toward civil governments. He wrote, “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with welldoing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men…Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king” (I Pet. 2:13-15, 17).

    “Submit yourselves”—this is what we should do. The term, “for the Lord’s sake,” clarifies that it is God who wishes us to submit to “every ordinance” of men’s governments.

    Note that Peter did not state, “obey every ordinance.” Why? Because some laws are contrary to God’s direct instructions and cannot be obeyed. The following account from the book of Acts illustrates this important point. The apostles had been commanded by the authorities (4:16-18) to no longer preach anything about Christ—or to invoke His authority.

    Here is how they responded: “But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge you” (vs. 19). The account continues in the next chapter, after the disciples had been arrested, imprisoned and called to account for disregarding the command to cease preaching Christ’s name. Acts 5:29 states, “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, we ought to obey god rather than men.”

    A conversation ensued. Gamaliel, a respected leader, urged the Council to stop further harassment of the apostles. The account continues, “And to him [Gamaliel] they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go” (vs. 40). The apostles certainly submitted to the beating. Also, they did not lash out and hurl accusations and epithets of every conceivable kind against those who had so unjustly dealt with them. They willingly accepted the consequences of putting God’s way before the wrong-headed instructions of blinded men. They obeyed God rather than men.

    In giving instructions for such circumstances, Paul wrote, “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Heb. 13:6). Should you ever be faced with the decision to “obey God rather than men,” keep this encouraging verse close to heart.

  55. #55 by Onlooker Politics on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 - 8:47 pm

    “Najib wished Rosmah was more like Eve. But she’s really Lilith. Always wanting to be on top.” (undergrad2)

    It looks like you try to preach female dominating sexual life here.
    However, whether Rosie is dominant or not in her bedroom is really none of my business. Like many other Malaysians, my main concern about the murder case is whether Altantuya is the Eve of Najib.

    By the way, are you implying that Adam had two wives – Eve and Lilith? I think undergrad2 you are suggesting a very good excuse to Dr. Chua Soi Lek in order to explain off his sin and justify his extra-marital affair, which is against the rule of law in Malaysia! Do you also agree that our law shall be amended in order to legalise oral sex like what Singapore Parliament did in the law amendment?

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