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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Appeals court upholds Malaysia woman’s caning for drinking beer

A Malaysian First, a Najib first, an UMNO first.

Posted: 05:44 AM ET

(CNN) — An appeals court has upheld the caning sentence of a Malaysian woman for drinking beer in public.

The Sharia, or Islamic, court did not set a date for the flogging, the Bernama national news agency said Tuesday.

If carried out, Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno will become the first woman to be flogged in the southeast Asian country for drinking alcohol out in the open.
Kartika has said all along that she wants the sentence to be carried out, even as the country’s new Prime Minister Najib Razak asked her not to willingly accept it.

The case was automatically sent up for an appeal. The court made its ruling Monday, Bernama said.

Kartika was scheduled to undergo the caning in late August, but Malaysian authorities abruptly postponed it until the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Her case — which stems from a 2007 incident in which she publicly drank a beer — has attracted international media attention. There are concerns that if the sentence is carried out, it could tarnish the image of the moderate Muslim nation.

Najib, the prime minister, said the government could not question religious matters because they are under the authority of the Syariah (Sharia) Court.
Malaysia has a dual-track justice system, in which Islamic courts operate alongside civil courts.

An Islamic, or sharia, court in the eastern state of Pahang had fined Kartika — a Muslim — $1,400 (5,000 Malaysian ringgit) and sentenced her to six strokes with a rattan cane for drinking at a hotel bar two years ago.

Kartika, a 32-year-old part-time model and mother of two, was visiting Malaysia from Singapore at the time.

She pleaded guilty, paid the fine, and wanted her caning to be carried out in public.

She said she lost her job as a nurse in Singapore and took up part-time modeling to support her husband in raising their two children. Her son has cerebral palsy; her daughter a heart condition.

Muslims — who make up about 60 percent of the 28 million who populate the country — are forbidden from consuming alcohol. Other religious groups are exempt.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Time for the Tamils to break loose

"The Naan Tamilan nee Tamilan attitude has to be discarded now!!!"

Yes it is time for the Tamils to break loose, break loose from the shackles of MIC and the many Indian politicians who claim to represent the "Indian Cause" including HINDRAF and it's Hindu Rights Party.

The  "Indian cause" these people talk about is in India maybe but not here and no one in this country really represents that cause for the good of the Tamils.

If there is a Tamil cause it is the cause of one individual or another who uses it and for some of the  Tamils who support him for his own cause.

The real Tamil cause in this country is to be less Tamil (Indian), and be more Malaysian.

When a Malay uses the work keling it is taboo to all Tamils, I realise the Malay will not tolerate anyone saying something about his race, it is taboo and he will not have it, the entire race will not have it.

The Malaysian Tamil has to go to other countries where Indians have gone to in similar circumstances as they were in Malaysia and see the difference.

The Trinidadian Indians are not afraid to own up to their indentured labour status, they say it with pride, because from those beginnings they evolved into a force in that country made up of Europeans, Syrians, Chinese and Africans, they play a major role in the economy and government of that country, they never looked inward they were Trinidadians first and last, they are proud of their heritage but ask them what they are and they'll say it loud, "Trinidadians."

Take a look at the South African Indian, who was subjected to apartheid rule, he does not know his roots, he'll tell you maybe Madras, he's not really sure, it does not matter anymore, because as far as he is concerned he is African. there are the Fijians, the East Africans, the Hong Kong Indian community, the communities of Indians in other parts of the world who have pride of place, they do not see themselves as Indians first,  and those who do not make it are those who'd still cling on to their roots, and if you are one such person go back, go back to India.

The Malaysian Tamil has to be more Malaysian and less Tamil, more Malaysian and he must integrate. To do so he has to shun the Tamil School that is the root of Indian marginalization, it is there plainly because it serves the interests of the Indian politician, the Samy Veloos, the Subramanaims and the Uthaykumars, without it these people have absolutely no power, it is because there are Tamil schools that issues of marginalization arise and the Indian politician thrives at the expense of the Tamil educated Indian in Malaysia.

Tamil schools in this country lack the excellence,  the underprivileged Tamil school student requires to be  pulled  out of the doldrums. It is bad enough that these children come from very difficult backgrounds, their parents most of whom do not even understand what good education is all about have hardly any time to focus on eduction as bringing food to the table for these underprivileged children is the priority.

This is the breeding ground of Indian politics, this is the advantage the Indian politician sees to enrich himself, the middle class Indian who enters the fray with a sincere intention to serve is fast side tracked with some land grant, or some other material incentive and his direction immediately changes, he gets sucked into the web of the opportunists, or he moves out and wants nothing to do with the system.

The answer lies in getting rid of Tamil schools, teach Tamil as a language in schools where there is a sizeable Tamil student population, or take Tamil language classes elsewhere if the Tamils are really keen on their children learning the language in preference to everything else, take a lesson from the Sikhs, they teach their children Punjabi.

Finish the Tamil schools, and finish the MIC and other Tamil based political parties and the Tamils will be far better off being Malaysian first and Tamil second with the "Naan Malaysian nee Malaysian" attitude.

We are on the road to a great victory!!!

MIC &MCA to nail the BN coffin.

If this BN Government thinks it has intimidated us and is winning the psychological war against the PR governments wa it had better think again.

MIC's Samy Velu sweep is a step in the right direction, it is now abundantly clear that with the little band of stooges that Samy has in the MIC he can never win, Subra's defeat is a victory for the people, all UMNO puppets need to be put in the closet, and the entire group of BN parties are nothing more then UMNO puppets. The puppet show is failing to attract the crowds it once did.

The Malays see through UMNO now, the billions made by the top UMNO brass is only enriching the UMNOPUTERAS and not the ordinary Malay. UMNO top brass are becoming billionaires at the expense of the ordinary Malay, what was supposed to be channeled to them via the NEP was stolen from right under their noses and placed in the pockets of the UMNOPUTERAS.

That will explain why the sons of Mahathir, Tun Razak, Hussein Onn and the son in law of Abdullah Badawi are still on the top part of the UMNO hierarchy, so this plunder in the name of 'Malay rights' can continue unabated, and the poor Malay told all kinds of stories about other races threatening his survival.

It is the same story with he Indians and the Chinese, UMNO has allowed the Malay to think that all Chinese are rich, and are getting richer at the expense of the Malay, and that is the furthest thing from the truth that one can imagine, the MCA tells the Chinese they'll loose all their rights and privileges unless the MCA is present in government and that too is a blatant lie, MIC of course has the biggest Champion Samy Velu who keeps the Tamils ill informed by his classic "Tamil Schools education programme,' set up by the British to propagate Indian labour, and now the tool of the MIC.

This is the reason UMNO has a big stake in the MCA game, Ong Te Kiat will expose a huge scheme to enrich MCA heads and this is not good for UMNO, the secrets of its greatest attraction in the puppet show will be made public and that will kill the entire show, so after all these years and after all the noise, the Police have got int the act of investigating the PKFZ scandal, and we know what the Malaysian Police are capable of. I am sure Detective Bala is still fresh in our minds, and we all know only too well who carried out that operation, I am told there is a movie being made in India called the, "Missing Witness," and Detective Bala has agreed to tell his story, and it is to be made with some of the great Indian and Indonesian actors and actresses. The Indians because they have got fed up with the 'Cow incident', and the Indonesians they have made no secret of their ill feelings with this UMNO led BN government.

The detective Bala story has already been written by a famous Malaysan blogger, and the script has been sent to India for editing.

Will PKFZ files go missing, will questions be left unanswered, the current investigation is not over and the Police have taken over, will evidence before the present investigators be taken away so that some MCA bigwigs of yesteryears are allowed to keep their loot. Ong Tee Kiat is an embattled MCA head, he really is and he may not last the test of time, he is not in the interest of UMNO.

The sudden twist in the temple fiasco created by UMNO men in Shah Alam whre they are now being charged is only to draw the Indian and Chinese vote in Bagan Pinang, there the total Chinese and Indian vote outnumbers the Malay vote, and to attract the entire Malay vote an outcast of UMNO is being considered, and he in turn want's his son to be nominated. Remember what I said earlier abou the children of Mahathir, Tun Razak and Hussein Onn? now at the state level we see the MBs playing the same game, its called nepotism, in Malay Umnocracy.

The current BN government has decided to only come out and whack the Pakatan Rakyat Governments black and blue and in the process ( I must agree with Samy Velu on this score) are creating all the problems for the MCA, the MIC ad the Gerakan.

Go Najib go, at the rate you are going and with idiots at the helm, a Toyol, some idiots who probably bought their law degrees, or who were given the degrees so they'd get out of England, and hold high positions in your cabinet will help our cause.

Najib Tun Razak has begun the campaign called, "UMNO self destruct," and on that score we will have to support him.

In passing Children's day is soon approaching, what on earth happened to the Pingat Hang Tuah. The medal of valor given to a Malaysian child each year recognizing him as a the "Child Hero of the year."

Hang Tuah the Chinese hero of the Malays, has suddenly disappeared, disappeared because UMNO suddenly found out he was a Chinese and that fact does not fit in its puppet show.

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