Saturday, December 13, 2014

The heat is on - on Najib


Malaysia’s only Prime Minister without a mandate Najib Tun Razak is starring at the exit door as it beckons.

UMNO’s big men have turned on the screws, and all indications are he will fall as there is a Judas Iscariot  in his camp.
Was he cornered?
It has become common knowledge that one of the members of Najib’s own cabinet had raised the issue of 1MDB at the recent cabinet  meeting in the absence of Najib who as usual is elsewhere and not here to look after the urgent affairs of the economy of the country.The news of this was leaked to the public and one wonders if it was done deliberately as some are speculating.

That Muhyiddin himself who chaired the cabinet meeting allowed the discussion of the topic now most taboo with Najib and his inner circle,that it they made sure the topic was not even raised at teh UMNO General Assembly.

One UMNO member revealed that this was done by one of Najib's trusted aides a minister and a close confidante, he raised the topic ofr discussion and Muhyiddin had no choice but to let it be discussed although he knows that Najib himself would not have allowed it.
All the President's men?

Muhyiddin had no alternative but to let it through as the person in concern is said to have proven strong grassroots support in UMNO and can even take on Muhyiddin if there is an open contest.

My UMNO friends from Johor have told me that Muhyiddin himself is on a very weak wicket being looked upon as a collaborator in the 1MDB issue which has been described as the biggest scandal of the Najib era while Anwar Ibrahim has described its consequences as the coming of  the biggest financial crisis to hit Malaysia ever.

Tony Pua the DAP MP described this as the mother of the mother of the mother of all scandals and for an UMNO Division Vice Chairman to have used this information from Tony Pua of the DAP to lodge a complaint against Najib is totally unprecedented. It looks like there are people within UMNO who'll trust DAP more than what Najib says.

So where is Najib and what is he saying, will he stay out of the limelight even more now?

My UMNO friends in Johor have told me to wait for an interesting episode that may open, it all depends on how Najib handles it, the police may be instructed to go full force to investigate Najib or they may just back out.

The talk is if the police go full force “Judas” has the most to gain, he may even become the next acting PM so it being rumored. 

So who is ‘Judas’ is the big question, although the identity of this Judas has been revealed we shall for the time being not publish the details.  
Three is Company

Some of UMNO’s top brass are now a bit annoyed that a non Malays was part of this huge scheme, in UMNO as long as ones pockets get lined everything is alright for that person, but here they suspect that one “Chinese” family friend of Najib may have benefited and that the entire scheme is a scam masterminded by him.

They now ask why was the 1MDB needed in the first place when there was already a 23 year old investment arm_ Khazanah Nasional Berhad and the EPF both under the Ministry of Finance. 
Suddenly when faced with the real possibility of a colossal loss by a mismanaged and an  ill thought out investment arm of the country that did not need to have been,  many UMNO cabinet members are distancing themselves from the 1MDB and are refusing to even talk about it. The big mistake many of them know was to keep silent at the UMNO general assembly and this has created a crack right in the middle for UMNO.

There are two camps the groups that ensured the silence at the assembly and those who wanted it discussed, in short there is a group in UMNO that wants Najib out, they have had enough and is that  a big secret?

The 32.5 billion debt amassed in the 1MDB as reported has only been covered up by “UMNO styled creative upgrading of the value of property handed to it at rock bottom prices by the government to get the whole thing started.
Troubled times

With this fiasco, and the fact that  all the big guns have come out with the knives sharpened Najib is in a corner.

To thwart any attempt for him to use the extreme right,  a group of elite top ex civil servants have surfaced to demand that he puts a stop to this extremism immediately, it has placed Mahathir’s good friend Ibrahim Ali in a very delicate situation, as even Star’s Wong Chun Wai has taken on him and he has not received any support from any quarter from within UMNO and the Malays, Ibrahim Ali has suddenly become dispensable as the 1MDB is now the focus, his mentor has deserted him, ofr more important issues on the agenda - Najib's neck.

The focus is not really all centered on the economic issues but  the political issues at hand have also taken a front seat as Mahahtir Mohammed fans the fires from behind the scenes as getting Njaib out is now the most important part of his agenda. He has plans for UMNO leadership and he is keeping
that close to his chest, some UMNO members say he may also offer himself as an interim head.

Whist the rank and file continue to talk about Najib’s weaknesses with issues regarding his family and that of his henchmen one must never forget that that is vintage UMNO Baru  - what Anwar raised his battle cry many years ago when he felt Mahathir had to go, Corruption, Nepotism and Cronyism and it cost Anwar dearly.
It is coming soon, the fall of the once powerful political machine called UMNO as its weakness will be dragged into the open following massive protest with the rise of prices coupled with the GST.

The UMNO led  government has not to worry about the Chinese or the Christians it has to worry about the Malay it has shortchanged all this while as that is now becoming so apparent.


What has been happening over the last few days gets the non Malays wondering if this is really "the "New Malay Chorus," as one prominent UMNO youth member has claimed.

Is this what we have been waiting for? Are our Malay friends saying enough is enough and and are they fighting back?

To me what really spelt trouble for Najib Tun Razak was the fact that,  Rais Yatim came out asking everybody to let Najib run his term.  We all know that Mahathir has absolutely no regard for this man and when he came out with his recent statement reported in the Rakyat post " Give Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak time to fulfill his mandate,' some UMNO members have commented he is afraid that there will be no more positions for him once Najib is out.

Rais is further quoted ass having said, “He still has more ‘products’ to be implemented and although Dr Mahathir is a wise man, every government has its flaws, so credit should be given to Najib where it is due and we should allow him time to let him do his job.”

There seems to be a subtle admission from Rais himself that Najib is not performing in that statement, "every government has its flaws," and yet he says to "give credit where credit is due," the question is has Najib any "credits' at all from his entire tenure as the Prime Minister? 

On December 11 Malaysiakini in its editorial the "Rise of the Moderate Malay," talks  about the group of 25 top former civil servants urging Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to show leadership in handling the intolerant right wing groups in UMNO and in the country.

On the heels of this call by this group made up of top ex Civil servants, Malaysia's former ambassadress to the Netherlands Noor Farida Arrifin came out with a stinging statement saying  these “groups (which) clearly have low standards, poorly educated, intellectually challenged, incapable of seeing their own racism, intolerant, blindly obedient, and are destroying the fabric of our country’s society.”

A retired judge told an UMNO back forum that to try and insert the protect what UMNO now calls the "ketuanan" and the position of the Sultans was ultra virus Federal Constitutions,a nd he advised UMNO  to open a more multi-racial outlook and drop racial politics in this country.

Now with these groups coming out I am really hoping for a "Malay Chorus" to pull this country back is taking  shape.

I have no reason to doubt Anwar Ibrahim when he says that the country is on the brink of a financial crisis, in fact I believe we are on the eve of such a crisis and it is only a matter of months or weeks before this becomes reality.

In what could be the most serious blow to Najib's tenure as PM, is the police report lodged by the Batu Kawan UMNO Division Vice Chairperson- Khairuddin Abu Hasan,  against the PM's  debt-ridden brainchild 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and its directors.

Speaking to the press Khairuddin says, "I feel suspicious and am doubtful of the financial management of 1MDB, which is not transparent. "Since March 2014, 1MDB has accumulated a debt of RM41.9 billion which, is a high possibility that it faces bankruptcy. This will be a waste of the people's money and also burden the government as the company's guarantor,"

He is also expected to follow this up with an official complaint the MACC next week.

Khairuddin alleges he was prevented from bringing this up at the last UMNO general assembly by the division excluding him as one of the speakers for the division. He has attacked UMNO members of apple polishing and called on them to speak up.

Meanwhile a staunch Mahathir disciple  Zainuddin Maidin had came out saying g  that while Najib might have secured a lifeline by maintaining the Sedition Act, the writing is on the wall.

 "As a concerned Malaysian, I have decided to make the report for the good of all Malaysians, to investigate a company which is responsible for a portion of public funds," he added.

 "I have studied the reports that were published on 1MDB in the past few months and found that there were a lot of discrepancies.

"As a concerned Malaysian, I have decided to make the report for the good of all Malaysians, to investigate a company which is responsible for a portion of public funds," he added.

Among the issues cited by Khairuddin in his report were:The procedure 1MDB follows in raising funds from overseas and in disbursing its funds, paying interest rates higher than the market rate, calling for a detailed investigation on the debts of 1MDB which have reached over RM41.9 billion as of March 2014.

Perhaps the most damaging part of his report was to include, DAP MP Tony Pua's statement that the Finance Ministry had issued a letter of support to guarantee 1MDB’s loans and Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan's subsequent assertion that no such letter was issued indicating there was more trust he placed on the DAP MP then the Finance Minster and his deputy. That was the most scathing part of the attack by way of this report on Najib.

On the possibility of UMNO taking action against him , he felt he was in the clear,  what is there to take action I did not attack UMNO neither did I attack teh PM I am only reporting against the board of 1MDB?

An UMNO member supporting Khairuddin who is  staunch Mahathir supporter, said, " Najib will not dare act,  if he does that will be his biggest mistake, it will be totally miscalculated and will only hasten his exit."

UMNO groups in Johor are very hopeful that Najib will be dethroned before the Chinese New Year, " there are sufficient issues get him out,"  said a young professional and a member fo the UMNO youth wing, it is time we take him out and save the country. He made it clear that while Johor UMNO was very sure something would happen sooner rather than later told me, "do not mistake us for being supporters of Muhyiddin, we are not!!, he is as much part of the fiasco that is plaguing UMNO politics currently."

He went on to say,  " you can tell the financial situation in the country, when petrol prices are so low our prices are still high, could this be a way in which this government is trying to recoup losses from illegal and inefficient financial management?"

"With all this around and the issue of the GST scheduled in April of 2015, the ingredients for chaos are in place and can we allow that to happen. Can we allow suffering Malaysians to be ignored?" He asked. "UMNO has a responsibility not only to the Malays but to all Malaysians, to see that this mismanagement comes to an end soon. Is this what they mean when they speak about ketuanan? What ketuanan? We are being looked like a bunch of cheats and stupid people, it has to stop and time is near, it will happen in UMNO soon, believe me soon, you can call it,  The New Malay Chorus."

Monday, November 24, 2014

So Now it is the Bangladeshi?


Malaysia has had Bangala workers since the nineties when they were introduced into the country by Megat Junid the then deputy home Minister and since then they have been the source of illicit incomes for unscrupulous agents and employers alike.

Mother Nature fights back in the Camerons
I remember in the late  nineties or the very early 20's in a speech at a special Immigration forum with employers, the then Director General of Immigration, Datuk Aseh Che Mat said the government was stopping the intake of Bangladeshi workers and when some HR Managers kept asking him for Bangla workers he told the managers we could not allow Bangladeshi workers into the country because they were causing social problems by marrying Malay girls.

Soon after he left back came the Bangladeshis, back like a storm.

Bangladeshi workers were in high demand in Cameron Highlands because of many reasons, the sum total of which meant it made good economic sense to the employer. If there were illegal Bangladeshis in Cameron Highlands it was because there were unscrupulous employers willing to employ them even though they were illegal.

To examine this closely we have to understand what constitutes an illegal worker, in immigration terms.

An illegal worker is a person who has entered the country illegally and gets himself employed, or

a person who has entered the country on a student pass for the purpose of pursuing further education or any kind of education for which he has been given a student pass  and who instead abandons his studies and gets employed in Malaysia, or,

a person who enters the country as a tourist or under any other pretext and is not allowed by the conditions of his visa to be gainfully employed in the country during his stay in the country but, goes ahead instead and finds gainful employment or,

a worker who has been employed by an organization under an employment pass issued by the immigration department, (these passes are either issued in the name of a specific employer or an agent who is authorized by the Ministry of home affairs to outsource these workers to employers and in this case the agent is considered the employer).

and who leaves the employer under whose organisation his employment pass is issued, and takes up employment with an employer not authorized to do so by the conditions on his employment pass.

All  the above constitute illegal workers, now if there were more than 30,000 illegal workers on hill resort as small as Cameron Highlands how come the authorities were not  aware of it were they sleeping?

As long as the going was good the Bangla worker was good, once mother nature took her course in the highlands the finger pointing began, till it ended with the Bangla.

Now we all know this is  because some irresponsible people allowed some greedy businessmen to go about and find ways to clear large tracts of land unabated for farming without any concern of the environmental effects it would have in the highlands they carried on even though the were warned long before hand of the rising temperatures and earlier floods in the highlands till this mud slide took lives and destroyed property and all hell broke loose, the finger pointing began.

The deputy PM had come out with an assurance that it did not matter who it is the government would take action, and Malaysians were waiting to see what would happen.

After all, all land deals come under the State Government, and that means the Menteri Besar has to give answers, he did, and his excuse was that if the state did not allow it they would be blamed for not caring about the less fortunate. Now were these farmers who employed so many Bangladeshis less fortunate or poor farmers, that they could splash out the funds required to clear land employ these workers and carry out farming on such huge scales?

How did the Bangla worker become responsible that today like at no time in our history, and  since the advent of the immigrant worker - from the time the advent of the Chinese tin mine workers, to the Indian Estate labourer to the Java Contra (remember we had contract workers from Java who the Malays used to refer to as "Java Contra" or "Javarek" who were notably hardworking and productive and  are now citizens of this country and bumiputras too) have we seen such an operation by the Police and the Armed forces to flush out these Banglas from Cameron Highlands and carry out night operations and hunt them down.

Has this country lost its soul? Is there no such thing as compassion? Have we not benefited from the work of these workers who actually toiled to make sure we had sufficient supply of vegetables for our daily needs, who literally put food on our tables that today in search of a scapegoat we have found it fit to go after these helpless boys?

Imagine your children in another 50 years, driven by circumstances to go out and find employment in foreign lands and being treated such, it is not an impossibility it is rather highly likely given the way this government is now administering this nation.

The Philippines and Myanmar were at one time at par and in fact even better off than the then Malaya. See what has happened there,and history of these countries in the ASEAN can actually be a good teacher. In the Philippines it was corruption, outright corruption by the government and the heads of government that put that country into the miserable position it is in today, but as the Philippines and Myanmar pull themselves out of the rut as Indonesia shows some classic examples of reform, where Presidents lead by example they all seem to coming out whist we continue to sink with these irresponsible acts.

We seem to lack accountability , we seem to lack responsibility and most of all we are glaringly lacking in the most important ingredient integrity.

What has the immigration department been doing, how come there are thousands of Banglas up the highlands that they almost equal the number of Malaysian sand the Immigration is not aware of it, there can be n excuse, the police should have kept them informed, both the Police and the Immigration department come under the same minister- the minister of home affairs.

What was the state government doing was it not aware? Well almost everyone who went up the highlands in at least the last five years noticed the clearings, NGOs and concerned people voiced their concerns, but were given a deaf year and now with this fiasco we have our beloved Prime Minster coming to solve the problem his way - "make the Bangla the scapegoat."

The MP for Cameron Highlands has said in a statement in facebook,  "I have raised the issue of Cameron Highlands many times to PM as well at cabinet meetings, both as MP as well as Minister of NRE in the one and half years I was elected as MP for Cameron Highlands and subsequently appointed as Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. Is Datuk Palanivel MP for Pahang telling us this happened because the PM did not act?

This is indeed sad to see how low this nation has stooped, to save the high and mighty and not to not hold them accountable but rather  go for the people who are least able to defend themselves, and put a mighty show of it, after which those really responsible will be left off the hook. How many times have we witnessed this,and how many more times are we to witness this?

Why has it to be the Bangla? Are they the only foreign workers up the highlands? Are they the businessmen who cleared the land for their own purpose?

The answer in all probability also lies with the Bangla government who is so preoccupied with its own internal politics it has no time for its sons begin hounded here like dogs. Where is the Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Malaysia.

This really calls for a Royal Commission of inquiry for once I am in agreement with the Utusan on the issue of the RCI, we need to come out of this state of denial, lies and corruption, if it is a Minister get him, if it is the MP get him and if it is the Menteri Besar get him as well, the question is.

Unless and until we really investigate this case very transparently  this may very well bean issue that is swept under the carpet as usual.

Is this government brave enough to do that?

God help Malaysia, my beloved country.

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's Toffeesturn says, Now It's Najib's turn

Putting Strategy in place
Well if you hadn't noticed it yet the battle lines have been drawn, it is the same darn thing all over again,and it will be played in the same way, although behind the scenes Muhyiddin giggles, he is feeling on top of the world because and like Najib with Badawi,  he does not have to lift  finger.

Mahathir Mohammed is again the king maker and the king breaker, he put Badawi up there and he got rid of him, he placed Najib up there and he will now remove him too, he can't wait, he is wasting precious time, and the time if lost will cost him and his family greatly.

He has begun delivering his sermons of  fear all around, he is making sure to drive home the point that Najib is ruining the country and in saying that very few will disagree with him for sure, he and  his favorite adopted daughter - Sharizat are  stepping up the ante, he has got Mukhriz to keep very quiet and maintaian a low profile, Muhyiddin is playing his part very well and has used the Cameron Highlands mud slides and the illegal farms  to go for Adnan Yaakob the menteri besar of Pahang,a  direct affront to Najib who is from that state and has the MB as a staunch supporter.
It's His Turn

Mahathir has already called for the the ouster of the Head of Selangor UMNO and that is the PM himself, he has said that if the leadership is not changed Selangor will be lost again in  the next General elections. He has described the Selangor UMNO as out of touch and not trusted by the people of Selangor. He has openly said that Selangor UMNO is corrupt and he is sure they will lose if Najib remains at the helm, so sure some sources say he will make sure one way or the other to prove his point.

Najib as usual remains quiet, he takes his wife to world meets and let's her steal the limelight off him, she is the target of all UMNO members who are against Najib and it is said she will be an issue at the next General assembly, and it will be raised by the wanita and the youth. Certain segments of the youth are now being shifted to show that they are pro-Najib when they are actually Mukhriz supporters, they will raise the issue of Rosmah during  the youth meeting claiming she is undermining the elected officials of UMNO and elected representatives giving specific incidents.

At the General assembly there is no use guessing Najib will have a tough time warding off the attacks
What more to ask
against him, they are expecting such an upheavel one UMNO member said it will be worse than a DAP attack on the PM by his own party and using the DAP to describe such a situation is taboo in UMNO and all UMNO members know that.

Najib of course will not quit, Johor UMNO is expected to raise the war cry and they will be funded by top Johor brass, the MB of Johor has put the mechanisms in place to ensure that funds are sufficient for this adn it will flow in as and whne required. The question is; will  Najib dare  go back to the National coffers to raise funds for his campaign?

Not likely, says one UMNO man who is in the ministry of finance he has already done irrepairable  damage he can't afford it, "if he does Mahahtir will have the fire to burn him alive," said the source.

Muhydiddin has to go for the post and he will appoint Hishamuddin to replace  him and in so doing strengthen Mukhriz chance for one of the VP positions, in fact Mukhriz will be appointed there just like Hishamuddin will be appointed the Deputy President of UMNO. The scenario is reminiscent of the moves Hussein Onn played when he moved Mahathir over Razaleigh, Musa and the rest to Deputy PM.

The financial situation in the country is expected to make both Muhyiddin and Hisham the shortest serving PM's in Malaysian history if they ever get to be PM's.
A History of being the stop gap

Mahahtir is not ready to lose the next elections to achieve his dreams  he is bent on burying Najib before he does just that, An UMNO loss will ruin the succession plan Mahathir has in mind surely spell the death knell of his UMNO Baru.

How do the people see it?

Well they like the fight,  they prefer if Najib stays on and does not give in to Mahathir, not that they love him but rather that  they abhor him.

Then why keep him?

They believe Mahathir, he says,  if Najib remains,  the BN will be kicked out and UMNO will be turned into a toothless tiger.

Why is that so some ask?

Well the people dislike UMNO remember the majority of Malaysians voted against the BN, they lost the popular vote many a Malay voted against UMNO and UMNO has to accept that as a fact they lost even in their strongholds. The Chinese have long been voting the opposition it was because the Malys joined them in 2008 and 2013 that they felt the wrath of the people.  UMNO does not want to make matters worse so instead of blaming the Malays who voted against them, in true UMNO fashion they  pick the "bogeyman" and the Chinese have been their faithful "bogeyman" all the while, except that now the Malays have got wiser and UMNO can't fool them like they always do.
Waiting for Daddy's command

Since  that last elections,with all the controversies created by UMNO itself many of their ardent supporters have actually jumped ship, with some even going to the DAP, something people never dreamed possible even five years ago, that is biggest blow UMNO is now facing,  the winds of change are  a blowing, the younger better educated and better informed Malay many of whom are children of UMNO stalwarts are now rejecting UMNO, and even showing their parents the way. DAP can't bemade the bogeyman either anymore these are tough lessons for UMNO to learn.

So if Najib stays he the BN and UMNO will  be kicked out at the next GE, and his own people will make sure of  that,  and if that happens even Mahathir's henchmen get kicked out as a result of the fall of UMNO.

So the rationale is why kick Najib out just to win the battle and lose the war, instead of killing the  two idiots with one stone.

Mahathri will be very determined he knows that too, the stakes are too high, he'll try every move in the book and from the bush, he is good at bushwhacking,  to  make sure that either before for after the next UMNO General Assembly Najib is out in good time before the next General elections.

Let the war begin. Najib was there when it was Badawi's turn.

Now IT'S TOFFEESTURN say's it's Najib's turn.

It is not UMNO who has been tolerant, it is us Malaysians at large who have been tolerant with UMNO


Malaysiakini reported that " An Umno division leader has called on all races, especially the Chinese, to emulate the Malays who are patient and willing to compromise."

The report went on to say he said,  “The Chinese must understand that Malays are ‘tuan’ (masters) in this country, they must also understand that it is because the Malays are willing to compromise that they (the Chinese) can carry out all sorts of activities, especially in the business sector,”

Go tell this to the millions of Malays you have fooled all this while, many who do not even have enough to put a shirt on their back, and the nest time you talk please differentiate between Malay and UMNOputera.

Syed Ali You are an idiot, for an UMNO division head without any knowledge of your own history you are a confounded fool.

The late Tun Dr. Islmail likened the NEP to a handicap which “will enable them to be good players, as in golf, and in time the handicap will be removed. The Malays must not think of these privileges as permanent: for then, they will not put effort into their tasks. In fact, it is an insult for the Malays to be getting these privileges.”

What Bloody "patience" is this Syed Ali talking about, he is a Malay of convenience, calling himself a Malay sometimes and an Arab at other times, it is the other races and the poor betrayed Malays,  who have been patient with UMNO and he has to understand and accept it, because that is the truth the plain truth and nothing but the truth.

The Malays are not ethnic people in Malaysia the Dayaks the Ibans the Orang Asli are the ethnic people of this country if there are to be privileges it is for them and not the UMNOputera, what is he talking about Ketuanan?  The Malays got the privilege because of what Tun Dr. Ismail rightfully called the "handicap"  the UMNOputras shoudl be grateful for all they got at the expense of the real natives and the Malays they shortchanged.

It was the non Malays who were patient all this time to allow the Malays and the Bumiputeras  special privileges now he seems to be taking it over his head and he is talking about "Ketuanan" superior race?  He doesn't realise that he is stepping into the shoes of Nazism and Hitler and that to is not acceptable in our world.

This idiot who lives in his own cocoon is no ordinary person, he is an UMNO division Chief and we all know what that carries.

We have to keep this piece it has gone unchecked by the UMNO supreme council and it amounts to an admission that the UMNO led government is an Apartheid government. Strangely enough the white majority government at the time of apartheid had a membership of many groups who worshiped Hitler and said the very same things this man is saying.

Apartheid is outlawed, South Africa had to pay a big price for the apartheid regime and  the Tengku was one of those  who initiated the sacking of South Africa from the Commonwealth for that system of government and the breaking off  of trade relations with South Africa.

Nazism we sacked it, Humanity sacked it from this world but it now seems to be rearing its ugly head via UMNO.

These facts have to be taken to the world stage, we must let the world know our plight before these people do more damage. We have to address this at the UN where the Malaysian Prime Minster paints a very different story.

UMNO needs to be eradicated,  it is not the original party founded by Onn Jaffar it is UMNO Baru of Mahathir built on this principle of "Ketuanan Melayu" it is  a Fascist party.

Way back in 1969 when he was a candidate for election in Kedah he told the Chinese in his constituency not to vote for him as he would not be representing them in Parliament, at that same time he came out with this idea of ketuanan Melayu, saying that "citizenship given to Malaysians of other races was given only with the consent of the Malay,"  and he went on further to add that that "consent could be withdrawn" that was the birth of this idea of "Ketuanan Melayu" by a Malaysian of  Indian origin who would later claim he is Malay, Mahathir.

At a time when there was a high level of unemployment he hired Chinese Driver not because there were no Malays around but to show the world that a Chinese was his driver, he was sending the Malaysians a message of the "Ketuanan Melayu" and in the process deprived more deserving Malays of the job,  that  did not matter to him - his ego did.

That is Mahathir and that is where this "ketuanan" came from, he founded UMNO baru and it is now implanted in the mindset of the UMNOputras.

Let us get this straight we are all Malaysians just like Mahathir Mohammed himself, and this semi Arab Syed Ali, who'll call himself an Arab when it suits him and a Malay at other times, they are all children of immigrants just like us.

Mahathir has his origins in Kerala that is where is father comes from, and this Syed probably in the slums of Somalia, and they call themselves Melayu, it was not they who were patient it was the other communities who were patient all this while, allowing them the special privileges.

If Mahathir is entitled to all those privileges I'd like to ask why my childrenand grand children can't.

I was born in this country my parents both arrived from India and were citizens just like Mahathir's dad. I married a Chinese whose father was born in Malaysia, who had a Malayan Birth Certificate,
and who was a citizen by operation of law, that means she does no have a citizenship certificate, because she is a citizen by operation of  law, now what does that make my children, are they not entitled to better rights than Mahathir Mohammed?

Anyway we are nt the type of people who like to ask for special privileges, we prefer to get what we deserve for the efforts we put in, we do not want to deprive others of anything just because UMNO did it, we are different, quite different, to us all men are created equal.

It is time we stood up and said times up, no more privileges for UMNOputras, what they  stole from the allocations to the Malays and other bumiputeras need to be accounted for and returned, and  Malaysia for Malaysians.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

RIP Benard Khoo aka Zorro Unmasked


Líbera me, Dómine, de morte ætérna

The author of the blog " Zorro Unmasked," Bernard Khoo  passed away yesterday.

Bernard began his career as a Christian Brother  with the de La Salle Brothers , he taught at the La Salle School in Klang in the late sixties, he was then known as Brother Arnold,  he left the brotherhood later.

In the mid seventies he joined Texas Instruments as a member of the Human Resource team then know as the Personnel Department as Personnel Manager, and later moved to Goodyear tires to head the Training department there.

Bernard would later join the man who took him into Human Resources Latif Sheer Mohammed in his consultancy SMPD  Consultants where he remained till  he retired.

An active blogger Bernard always encouraged me to continue writing.

To his wife and Children  my deepest condolences.

Those who wish to pay their last respects to the late  Bernard Khoo may do so at PaRlour 1 of St.Ignatius Church, Petaling Jaya on the 5th and 6th of April.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Can any reasonable Malaysian really trust this Government?

Musa Hitam - weed leadership

"As I recall, and especially after I resigned as minister, no one, be it in the government or Umno, was prepared to speak the truth......" Musa Hitam past Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Deputy President of UMNO.

"“I believe the government knows more than us. They have the authority to instruct the air force… or Malaysia Airlines.

"They are privy to most of these missing bits of information critical to our understanding of this mysterious disappearance of MH370,"
......... Anwar Ibrahim, past Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Malaysia and Deputy President of UMNO

Mr Can't remember
"The realms of possibilities are so vague, I mean anything can have happened... Whether they (authorities) are complicit in a terrorist act, I'm not in a position to comment." .......... Anwar Ibrahim

These are people who were part of the system, they know how Mahathir worked and how he is even now currently working to ensure that Anwar does not become the next PM, because he knows that if it does happen he is going to be answerable for a lot of things.
Opposition leader - Mahathir's most dreaded opponent.

UMNO is still in the claws of Mahathirism, which is a philosophy aligned to Nazism and we all know what the Nazis were capable of. Mahathir has shown more than once, by his words and his deeds that he actually admired the Nazis.

From the Daily Telegraph (UK)
"Why didn’t we alert the Chinese, the Vietnamese that the operation should cease in the South China Sea and let them spend millions on search and rescue in a place that they know fairly well cannot be the site of the plane?” As hope fades of recovering the plane’s black box before its batteries start to fail, which could be as early as Monday, Mr. Anwar said it was “at the least, incompetence” on the part of the Malaysian government that it is still not known what happened to the plane, but was also a deliberate “intention to suppress key information.”

“Unfortunately the manner in which this was handled after the first few days was clearly suspect,” he said. “One fact remains. Clearly information critical to our understanding is deemed missing.

“I believe the government knows more than us. They have the authority to instruct the air force … or Malaysia Airlines. They are privy to most of these missing bits of information critical to our understanding of this mysterious disappearance of MH370.”


We were promised that fuel prices would come down if the BN won the last elections, we were promise that toll rates will be reduced after the last elections, we were promised that car prices would be reduced after the last elections if the BN won.

What did we get in return, they wanted to bring up the toll rates but stopped short when their won MPs protested, the price of petrol keeps spiraling although we are a net producer of premium oil (Light sweet crude).

We are to be slapped with GST next year and why because the country can;t afford it anymore, there is all the corruption Billions in each case have been lost and the guilty still holding on to positions of power.

What a shame when Hishamuddin told the press, that we would even have to conduct underwater search involving submarines, than quickly said, "before you ask let me tell you that our submarines do not have that capability.

Our submarines were the cause of losing billions, RM500 million alone to a consultancy that had no experience even in ordinary boats leave alone submarines and one of whose directors was the wife of our Prime Minister who was then at the material time the Minister of Defence.

There is a litany of corruption scandals almost all in which those responsible were let off scot free, and today because of all that the Malaysian Public has to pay.

Now can we trust our government?


To say that most of the families of the passengers on MH 370 do not trust what the Malaysian government is saying is an understatement. 

The majority of the passengers on the plane were Chinese,and the majority of the Chinese do not trust the government.

A good number of the others Malaysians included do not trust what the government says, including current staff of the airlines and family members of the crew a random check with some employees at MAS have proven that the staff do not trust what the Government is saying.

Sarah Bjac an economist whose partner Philip Wood was among the passengers refuses to believe that here loved one is dead.

A freelance reporter Jim Stone has claimed that Mr.Wood managed to send out an image, a voice activated text and GPS coordinates that traced the phone to a location a few kilometers away from Diego  Garcia the American Armed forces base in the Indian Ocean nto very far from where the current search is being conducted.

Whist the photograph sent via iPhone revealed nothing as is was blank, the text claimed that he was being held hostage by unknown military personnel.
Sarah and Philip in better times

Thsi resulted in speculation that the MH370 had landed on th eAmerican Basse of Diego Garcia, and this was further fuelled as experts reportedly found Diego Garcia's runway among those Captain Zaharie had sued for practice landings on his flight stimulator.

In an interview with sky TV Phillip Wood's partner Sarah Bajc said she did not believe that her husband is dead, she said that from what we knwo so far from the authorities there is, "too much incompetence for it to be incompetent," and that there seemed to be, "active deception" in the reports by the authorities and so unless there is real physical prove that Phillip is dead she will not believe it.

Could Sarah Bajc be the receipant of the message from Phillip Wood.

Related News: 

Diego Garcia: Philip Wood, IBM Engineer on Flight MH370, Posts Photo From U.S. ‘Prison’? [UPDATED]

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Were the Lion batteries shipped in Contravention of IATA/ICAO guidlenes?


To our Honourable Minister of Transport, 
Dato Seri Hishamuddin Hussein Onn, 

Please Dato Seri clarify this for the families of those on board MH370, and all concerned peoples who have not stopped praying to find out what happened.

It has been stated over and over again by the chief of MAS that the Lithium batteries were packed and sent "according to procedures," but after having gone through the IATA Lithium Battery Guidance document I see one very glaring item that is of grave concern regarding the shipment of these batteries.

If that was a mistake we should admit it and move on if it isn't and if it was alright to ship these batteries then the MAS chief should lend clarity to his statements, not justt say we packed it according procedures set by IATA/ICAO, as this question has been asked severla times and I am of the opinion it is being followed by the press.

The Malaysiakini reported in its article 

"Australians upbeat search will yield results" 
reported as follows;
"MAS in a statement says the lithium-ion batteries that were part of the flight's cargo complied with standards.
"The lithium-ion batteries carried onboard MH370 on March 8 were in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) requirements where it is classified as Non Dangerous Goods," it said."

Now let us view what the regulations says;  Please note what is in red, below in the regulations quoted.

Transport Conditions
The following information is a summary of the conditions
that apply to various sizes
of batteries for air transport. More details on the exceptions are found in the next
section of this document.
(a) dangerous goods training (DGR 1.5);
(b) classification (DGR;
(c) limits on the net quantity of lithium batteries per package (DGR 4.2 and
applicable packing instruction);
(d) UN specification packaging(applicable packing instruction, see also DGRSection 6);
UN specification packaging does not apply to PI 967 and PI 970
(e)marking and labelling of packages (DGR Section 7)
packages must not bear the lithium battery handling label, only the
Class 9 hazard label and Cargo Aircraft Only label, when applicable, must be
applied. If packages are assembled into an overpack the requirements for
overpacks in DGR 7.1.4 and 7.2.7 apply
The only when applicable needs the clarification.
Why was this cargo put on a passenger plane if not, because from my understanding this was not cargo that is applicable? 
Was it subject to any waivers or exceptions if so what were these  and where in this document can we find it?
Can we have a copy of the airway bill to clarify other items that re relevant to this information?

If it was it would fall under the certain categories provided for in this document (a copy of the full Lithium Battery Guidance Document is available by clicking on the link below) so please tell us what and where in the regulations it can be found.