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September 29, 2009

Water will not clean MCA but will fuel Pakatan

Need Clorox.

Need a good variety of strong disinfectants, too.

Will the fortunes of MCA will be spent on deploying detergent agents everytime le DVD pops up in the market due to insatiable fan requests for naughty stuffs?

Does it mean tightening of MCA budgets, as $$ diverted to clean ups will be shaved from budgets for members activities and training?

Gulp, no more big dinners? No more gatherings in nice hotel settings?

How about that, MCA members?

Would you be willing to sacrifice your already miniscule budgetary allocation to the neverending Ops Bersih?

You don’t care?

So for now, you recommend to use water only cos you can live with a little stain, besides, why spend additional energy or scrub clean with smelly disinfectant?

But… when we start to visualise with longer range tactical thinking, we will see a pesky vision of big $$ deployment to fuel clean ups of sexy grime buildups especially near the next General Election.

Gone lar… division/branch peruntukan for pilihanraya!!

And while our brain cells are on tactical thinking mode, let’s venture to imagine that Pakatan Rakyat, especially DAP will forget to capitalise on this popular stain in the 13th GE.

Yesss, this will be a very useless tool for PR to even use to compare and contrast how Barisan Nasional uses 2 legal systems to treat its peoples:

1 set for Anwar Ibrahim and another set for Chua Soi Lek.

Poor Anwar Ibrahim needs to go through the courts to clear himself off the mattress aka bed stains evidence.

Chua Soi Lek need not go through the courts to clear himself off the video dvd evidence.

Ooohm….. and let’s continue to pray MCA members will never be tasked to answer for this folly by their constituents voters.

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September 16, 2009

Who’s afraid of reform or THE slippers?

Frankly, my dear, I’m still sandalised oops scandalised with the stupidity of the 921 MCA members….

Diam, oops, Daim is one disappointed man too…

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“It is a great disappointment that the MCA Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) is not being used for a united MCA call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the RM12.5 billion Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) scandal to bring to book all MCA, Umno and Barisan Nasional leaders implicated in the “mother of all scandals”.

When former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin could say that the PKFZ fiasco provides the Barisan Nasional government the best opportunity to fulfill its promise of cracking down on corruption, abuse of power and mismanagement, why are MCA, Umno and other Barisan Nasional component parties dragging their feet when they should be acting decisively to identity and punish the wrongdoers, without fear or favour and regardless of their present or past position or status?

Daim speaks with great authority, knowledge and experience when he said:

“The government must punish all those lawbreakers, only then can it regain the public’s confidence. In the past, the public did not see those who abused their power getting punished, resulting in more abuses of power. As such, it (making the PKFZ audit report public) is a good start”.

(Read more here: Daim: PKFZ fiasco provides best opportunity)

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Now, we have a fiery grand ole man of DAP Uncle Lim Kit Siang who is very angry with MCA:

“This is why the MCA, as the party which is most implicated in the PKFA scandal as so many MCA top leaders were involved whether as Transport Minister or Port Klang Authority Chairman, should take a stand to ensure that there should be no further cover-up of the PKFZ scandal and its EGM should, among other things, demonstrate the undivided support of the MCA delegates for a Royal Commission of Inquiry to bring to book all MCA, Umno and BN leaders implicated in the PKFZ “mother of all scandals”.

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Oh dear…

Now we know why Chua Soi Lek’s campaign team works so tirelessly to bring about the MCA EGM….

What or Who gives, Soi Lek?

And while we are at it, MCA Central Delegates, will you do the right thing or risk your moral values for le fury de garland of slippers?

September 2, 2009

Please? Concede gracefully?

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As a voter, I’m sorry to say this, but its getting to be a bit boring with the rerun and recycling of the Perak Assembly convening by the Pakatan Rakyat‘s group.

According to Malaysiakini report:
“The Perak Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives are determined to proceed with their planned state assembly sitting today despite a police order barring anyone from gathering at the state secretariat.”

Will DAP’s Sivakumar, Nga Kor Ming, Ngeh Koo Ham and PAS’s Nizar concede to the political game loss and come back roaring another day to decisively win the state at the next General Election?

Please?

Concede gracefully?

So that the people of Perak can be allowed to step back a little bit, take stock of the political play in the state and live their lives normally until when GE13 is near?

Please?

July 21, 2009

Shame on those depriving Teoh Beng Hock’s loved ones privacy on their dear loss

I am asked why I refused to comment on the death of Teoh Beng Hock at the MACC Selangor.

I am asked why I refused to participate in guessing the cause of the death of Selangor EXCO Ean Yong Hian Wah‘s political secretary.

I am also asked why I didn’t turned up at the Kelana Jaya Stadium rally organised by Pakatan Rakyat.

Here’s my reply, friends.

1. I do not know the irrefutable facts beyond that a young man was found dead.

2. It is for the coronor’s court to determine whether it was a homicide, accident or suicide. I do not have knowledge nor expertise to arrive at the irrefutable facts.

3. I do not know if my presence would be used as a political tool. I do not want to listen to hearsays.

What I am doing in my silence is to allow Teoh’s loved ones some dignity, space and privacy in their grieve.

I will not parrot calls to serve political expediency of any particular party.

I just want to respect the family’s right to grieve in privacy.

May 13, 2009

Party leader promising to act to set things right

Today was a busy day. Trust in politics has been eroded so much over the last week that I knew we needed to act fast to start setting things right. I began by meeting individual members of the Shadow Cabinet. We went through those claims that have caused concern, and they agreed to pay them back. There is a genuine desire to recognise and respond to the public anger.

Next I met the Shadow Cabinet as a whole and told them the immediate action I’m going to ask all my MPs to take. All expenses must be published online; you can’t ‘flip’ your second home to make more money; if you sell a home on which the taxpayer has been making mortgage interest payments, you have to pay Capital Gains Tax; and any claims on furniture, household goods, food – all those things we’ve read about – are banned.

After that I met the Executive of the 1922 Committee and then the whole of the Parliamentary Party. I went through the new rules in detail and told them about the key proposal for a Scrutiny Panel – including someone completely independent from the Party – to go over all excessive claims and see whether they need to be paid back. I had to be very clear about this: if they don’t co-operate with the Scrutiny Panel, they can’t continue to be MPs.

And it’s not just those in Parliament who need to understand this mission. It’s also those who aspire to be. Every single candidate has got to sign up to this new way of doing politics. They need to know that working in Parliament is a great privilege – one that must never be abused again.

All this is about being the change we seek. If we want responsibility in our society and thrift in our government, we’ve got to live by those values ourselves.

From,

A Political Party Leader

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Sigh…  no excuses, no spinning or whitewashing in newspapers or online news portal. Just zooming in straight on the problem, then zipping about restoring confidence in people simply by way of plain communication to show voters what action is undergoing and will be done.

How I wish Malaysian political party leader has the character and guts to do this. I don’t care from which party. Doesn’t matter if its a black cat or white cat. If it can catch the rats, it is the good cat. (Hear that, Malaysiakini? Give us both sides of the story too, ok?)

Any takers from UMNO, MCA, MIC, Gerakan, rest of the component parties in Barisan Nasional?

Any takers from PKR, DAP, PAS, rest of the Pakatan Rakyat?

Or am I putting too high a KPI beyond the capacity of Malaysian political leaders???

May 11, 2009

Scandalously entertaining melee in Perak State Assembly

Hee Yit Foong was very entertaining… as were all the highly energetic Yang Berhormats. Finally all the deeply buried talents rised to public scrutiny. Syabas to the hardworking YB actors/actresses.

Chanced upon a very miniscule paragraph from The Starsomeone from Barisan Nasional expertly id the source of the problem (gasp! shock!)

Sunday May 10, 2009

Pandemonium could have been avoided

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said the pandemonium at the Perak state assembly on Thursday could have been avoided had the standing orders been upheld.

“I was shocked to learn of some (people) acting violently and some being dragged out physically. This has tainted the process of parliamentary democracy.

“If we want to play polemics and party politics, I hope we will respect the standing orders and assembly etiquette, be it in Parliament or the state assembly,” he said after launching a calligraphy exhibition at Wisma Kebudayaan SGM in Bukit Bintang.

Oh! One question before I sign off: That was a mighty huge thumb drive you have there, Ms Hee. How many gigabytes does it store, pray tell?

May 6, 2009

Changing clothes: Nothing new to politicians

Malaysiakini carried this news “Chua could defect ‘within weeks’ from MCA” today.

Well, well, well….

What’s so special about one man jumping ship?

What’s so special about someone jaded from too comfy work environment seeking a new adventure before time forgot about him/her?

Nothing special or new…

In fact we the salarymen/women does this too on a regular basis. Changing clothes, oops, changing employers / work environment / colleagues.

Don’t be shy, admit it lar.

Our brave young ones especially, armed with the ideal of finding job nirwana, do it every yearly or twice yearly. Some impatient ones do it monthly. Got to try one’s luck, mah! Opportunity must be chased! If one is ever so lucky, can strike jackpot, ooops, ideal benefits. Doesn’t matter if the benefit is so much higher and bigger and don’t commensurate at all with one’s inflated talent. Poor mules.

So, perhaps after reflecting over his benefits past, present and future, one cannot begrudge the personal choice of Chua Soi Lek should he decides to proceed switching over from Barisan Nasional to a more meaningful job with new ’employer’ aka job with Pakatan Rakyat (most probably new boss will be Anwar Ibrahim at PKR as DAP‘s young hotshot Nga Kor Ming said a big TAK NAK to the idea of Chua joining DAP).

Indeed, a new work environment may be the potion of second life for this MCA man who has provided us such titillating fodder for gossip since last year.

Good luck…

July 12, 2008

The analysis on MCA that Malaysiakini didn’t have

Such an interesting article I found published here. Much more titillating than Malaysiakini’s analysis because it has the potential to go into Part II, III, etc – if this MCA insider zooms the microscope to tell us about the problem ‘makers’.

Tell us who caused MCA to tumble big time, Mary! Are they the Division people? Are they the Division/State chairmen or committees? What are these people’s modus operandi? Pretty please?

This is what Mary wrote (reproduced below). I suspect its the Part I of more to come:

It’s no secret that MCA’s young and bright members are being courted by Pakatan Rakyat (PR). PR needs talents to help its political future.

For purpose of this discussion, I shall use the term ‘Faiths’ to describe the young and bright members of MCA and use the term ‘Comfortables’ for those already installed comfortably in the MCA central, state or division committees. Most, if not all of the Comfortables have been there for some terms already, some since 1970s.

Faiths are those neglected 3rd liners, members who have the fire in their belly. They think as Malaysians, not ‘Chinese’ Malaysians. They are exposed to global ideas and understand the demands of shifting political, economics and social environment worldwide. These young men and women, below the age of 40, have been exposed to progressive systems and ethics through their working experiences with MNCs or GLCs. They speak Malay and English fluently, perhaps some Mandarin. They are aware of the conversations that is going on in the cyberspace and probably operates a blog or more. They have faith in the party’s constitution but lack faith in the unresponsive political style of party old guards. But most of all, Faiths hunger for a system of leadership progression.

Faiths watch how elected representatives perform and cringe in despair over the Comfortables lack in lawmaking.

Comfortables prefer to focus on NGO activities – providing ‘service’ to help people fill out forms, apply permits/approvals, attending to family disputes, pointing their fingers at clogged drains, dirty river, etc. Comfortables were not known to initiate amendment or change to archaic laws or by-laws. Most unfortunately, Comfortables were not heard voicing out ideas or even to engage the rakyat’s input meaningfully in efforts to resolve policies. There was no move or initiatives by the Comfortables to systematically or substantively groom new and current members as party’s future leaders.

Young members know the ‘fact’ that these towkays have not shaken off ‘top-down’ propagandist methodologies to shove, oops, promote their viewpoints. Towkay Comfortables operate with outdated one-way communication in this age of engagement. It is very difficult, nay, nearly impossible to get Comfortables to engage in debates without relegating it into a propaganda session. Ask thinking members, how very difficult it is to try to get them to address policy issues. Most of the time, inquisitive members were treated to the usual ‘tai chi’ avoidance maneuvers.

Sad fact, but it is perceived as true by most members and the public that Comfortables lack ideas and strategy to deal with the changed political landscape. Some may dispute this by saying that the Comfortables have organized many, many activities. Sure. But how these activities contribute to the
political survival of the Party is lost on me. Look at the often used one off publicity gimmicks such as giving away gifts to the poor, organizing dinners or exhibitions. All promoted in the name of service. Most people suspect that free publicity was the ultimate objective for some organizers.

The important question of how do such techniques result in a long term return for the Party were never addressed. I haven’t heard the Comfortables fighting for a leadership bureau to train all members up as future Obama. For me, if a political party has no plan to make leaders out of its members, it has no dream. It has no place in the political arena.

Back to the problem of the Faiths. Although disadvantaged as ‘servicemen’, Faiths know they have a distinct advantage over the installed Comfortables. Faiths are articulate, curious for discourse and solutions to progressive politics, policies and brave enough to participate in addressing hard issues such as Article 121(A). Faiths are not afraid to engage in discussion on national politics with opposition parties. And Faiths keep on banging their heads against the great wall system designed by the Comfortables to keep them out.

One clear message from the 2008 General Election is that Malaysians want progressive lawmakers. Election candidates with strong service background were rejected in the political tsunami along with ‘ineffective’ MPs who were unable/failed to speak up on issues or demonstrated inability to articulate policies.

I say again, MCA is in the business of politics. Therefore it cannot run away from meeting the higher demands and standards of the electorate. The electorate market has indicated a future demand for lawmakers.

Good news is, supply is not short within the party membership. MCA just need to legitimize an internal system to churn up the Faiths, separate the servicemen from lawmakers.

The era of the Comfortables as lawmakers has ended. MCA can still use them by re-designating them to concentrate their specialty as Local Councillors. But for immediate action, just unleash talents of the Faiths to take on the role of lawmakers.

Party members! This party election, make a conscientious decision in casting your vote. Allegiance to Comfortables is less important than saving the party. It is indeed a troublesome choice, but unleashing Faith is the best bet to steer MCA through the uncharted political seas ahead. The leadership better take heed.

Hell, boy. Am back…

Filed under: Life, Media — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 11:26 am

You know I can’t smile without you… I can’t smile without you…

I can’t laugh… I can’t sing…

I’m finding it hard to do anything…

Hellboy reacting to Malaysia’s politicians.

May 18, 2008

The Kingmakers: Sabah, Sarawak & the 12th General Elections

Sabah and Sarawak the kingmakers??? Perhaps we need to re-think again:

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A super Deepthroat divulged this:

He went to Dubai alone to meet DSAI. He could not meet DSAI in Malaysia without the others knowing. Went there to cut a deal. In truth what DSAI was saying about the 30 odd MPs who will defect are actually AAB group in UMNO. They know if they lose power all will be lost and that is why AAB since elections have been making popular decisions and showing that is also as progressive as DSAI and when he join PR the public will say he made a right decision. He will continue as PM until the next elections. DSAI will be the power behind the PM. the deal has already been discussed with the PR partners and they have accepted it all. TM , MH ,DSNAR all will be left behind and do not know what hit them. KJ is actually a DSAI sleeper in UMNO.

Was mission was to woo AAB daughter marry her and destroy UMNO from inside. This is DSAI ultimate revenge for all the wrong doing UMNO of TM did to him. Just check and see who sponsored KJ to Oxford. Lately you can see AAB and KJ have been bold.

Just something for all you to chew on and much more I know off. I know a lot because I also walk in the corridors of power that is the power of internet

cheers
xxxxx

if you read below article posted in MT , DSAI is now in Mumbai and out of Malaysia. Flight time from Dubai to Mumbai is only less then 2 hours and they are a lot of flights between these two places , more flights the from KL to Singapore. If you read the article I am posting below you can see DSAI was talking from Mumbai. Any body or even PKR can add any to it.

Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim Says He’ll Be In Power By September
Posted by Super Admin
Saturday, 17 May 2008

MUMBAI, INDIA: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Friday (16 May) he would have enough support to topple Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s government by September.

Anwar told reporters that his People’s Justice Party needed just 30 members to gain a simple majority in parliament. His party controls 82 seats in the legislature.

“By our calculation, we should move before 16 Sept,” he said during his visit to Mumbai, India’s financial and entertainment capital, for a lecture series on “Human Rights Awareness.”

The date is significant as his country celebrates 16 Sept as “Malaysia Day” _ commemorating the establishment of the Malaysian federation in 1963 by joining the provinces of Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak.

Although Anwar has made such claims several times in the past, Friday was the first time he has given a specific timeframe to try to pull down the government.

He was ousted from government in 1998 by then-Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in a power struggle amid accusations of corruption and sodomy. Anwar denied the charges, which he said were trumped up.

The sodomy charge was later overturned, but he served prison time after being convicted of corruption.

The corruption charge prevented him from holding public office until 14 Apr 2008, which meant he could not contest the 8 Mar general elections.

A record 82 opposition members from a three-party alliance led by Anwar were elected to the 222-member lower house in the elections. This shook the ruling National Front’s grip on governance for the first time in 40 years.

Anwar said last month that it won’t be long before he is elected a lawmaker in a by-election.

“We have enough numbers now. But we want the transition to be peaceful and democratic,” he said Friday.

He has said any government he forms will change Malaysia’s system of promoting majority ethnic Malays _ Anwar himself is Malay _ in government contracts, jobs and education over ethnic Chinese and Indian Malaysians.

“Many ruling party members of parliament know that the time for racial politics is over,” said Anwar, adding that he was confident that governing party members would defect to his side. (AP)

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A Sabah & Sarawak MP defection was a ploy (Red herring) by DSAI to deflect from the real crossovers taking place. All attention and energy is on the East Malaysian MP’s and the UMNO MP’s in West Malaysia were free to meet up with DSAI’s gang and plan the defections. Poor East Malaysian MP’s , for once they thought they were the King Makers and now all know what they are up to. Just like beggars suddenly striking the jackpot but only a fool’s jackpot .DSAI will not form a federal government with these spineless MP’s.

REMEMBER DSAI and AAB body language when they meet in the opening day of the parliament (The photo on the front page of the newspapers)

More to come as I get more info on the progress report of the UMNO MP’s. Sept date was only a ploy and a red herring. All going to take place in next 2 weeks time. No need to sack the PM because AAB will defeat the non-confidence vote with the help of PR and AAB Group UMNO Mp’s who will defect to PR. There will be a cabinet reshuffle so after. UMNO Ministers who will be retained are as follows because they will be the defectors

Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz
Datuk Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi ( When DSAI was sacked , he was in DSAI’s house everyday )
Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim
Datuk Mohd Zin Mohamad
Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim
Datuk Shahrir Samad
Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek

and surprise

Datuk Azalina Othman

And no non-UMNO Ministers or Sabah UMNO Ministers will be retained but the vocal Sabah and Sarawak MP’s will be made ministers. Cabinet will be expanded to 30 Ministers, 38 Asst ministers and 30 parliamentary secretaries. Total will be 99 and balance MP’s will be given other important posts with good
salary. All will be happy and all will be taken care.

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DSAI will not make a tactical move without the consent of DAP and PAS. All now are hunger for power after their appetite has been vetted by DSAI’s announcements that PR are now government in waiting.All politicans are the same and get corrupted with power. Look at Taiwan , South Korea ,Indonesia, Thailand , Philippines , Pakistan ,india , Israel and so on. They profess the perfect govermental principles when in opposition but what happen when they come in power. They only last for a term. Come fast and clean up the state coffers fast aftraid that they will not have another opturnity again. here else the former ruling party only rob the interest not the capital
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Wow!! Go to source of this conversation in here:

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