Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Our Greedy Politicians

Why would someone who have served for 22 years as the Prime Minister , about the same number of years as the Home Minister,and then a couple of more years as Finance Minister would still want to continue to serve the country after they have retired from public office.?What more if the service they are going to provide has no relations to their expertise?.It would have been plausible and acceptable if he was an expert in the field of oil extraction to be appointed as the Petronas adviser. Or it would have been acceptable if he was an expert in the production of motor vehicles if he was appointed as an adviser to Proton.But sadly, the former P.M Mahathir, has neither expertise in any of his appointed post and yet he was appointed and paid for his two Advisers post.

From his pension of his 22 years as the P.M , as the Home Minister, as the Finance Minister, as the Member of Parliament he would have derived a substantial sum of money from these various sources. So why would mahathir still want to continue to bleed our nation's coffers by being appointed to the two post which he cannot contribute in any way?

Then our last P.M Badawi, served for many years as a Foreign Minister, as a Deputy P.M, and finally for a term as P.M and Finance Minister and prior to his retirement as a Defence Minister.Therefore when he retired as the P.M he would also have derived a substantial pension from many of the Ministerial Post that he had held.So why did Govt appointed him as the adviser to our National Carrier, MAS? And to make sure he is well taken care off in his twilight years he was further appointed as the adviser to the Southern corridor .

With all the pension they are receiving after retirement, politicians should not exploit their positions by greedily scrambling to hold positions which merely is an attempt to squeeze more money from the nation's coffers without any tangible contributions .The Pensions that they receive should adequately see them living a life of carefree luxury.Money paid to them as Advisers could be put to better use by building Low cost Flats, schools and roads to be beneficial to the ordinary citizens.

In times of economic crisis that we are facing now, politicians should set a good example of saving public expenditure and not indulge in wasteful distribution of taxpayers money to greedy politicians.

Who is Ramli Ali?

" Well, he is a Lingam appointed judge. A former Chief Registrar of the
courts. When Lingam was talking to the disgraced Fairuz on how they
were to manipulate the judiciary and appoint their cronies into the
bench, Lingam said that Ramli was among the three preferred to be
appointed by him. The other two were Datuk Heliliah Mohd Yusuf, a
former Solicitor-General and Datuk Ahmad Maarop, a former commissioner
of Law Revision. They were appointed as directed by Lingam and agreed
upon by Vincent Tan and Mahathir on February 1. 2002

Clown Judges should be removed and punished

As pointed by former Court Of appeal Judge, N.H Chen, judges who do not administer Justice according to Law should be removed and Punished.Judges who make decision based on politics to please their political masters have brought disrepute to the judiciary and accordingly have committed a serious breach of ethics which should invite dismissal from the bench.

When the appeal case of NizarVs Zambry was brought before a one man Court of appeal Judge, Ramli Ali, the latter, granted a stay of the declaratory relief that was earlier given to Nizar by the High court Judge. Before going to the merit of Ramli's decision to grant the relief let us briefly examine the man who gave that relief. Ramli, if you recall was a Lingam appointed Judge.A former Chief registrar of the courts, his name was mentioned by Lingam when discussion with disgraced Chief Judge, fairuz on the manipulation of the judiciary and the appointment of cronies to the Bench took place at Lingam's house. Two other judges whose names were also mentioned and one of them who also played a crucial role in another case involved in the Nizar hearing was Datuk Ahmad Maarop,a former Commissioner of revision and Datuk Helililah Mohd Yusof, a former solicitor-General.

With such a tainted background that followed his appointment, it is hardly surprising how judge Ramli Ali could have returned a verdict in favour of Zambry with such haste.What is even more absurd was that his stay of the declaratory relief was not supported with any grounds of judgement.

And today we saw another clown Judge from the Federal court, Paul Augustine, giving another astonishing verdict that decided that Sivakumar, the Perak Speaker had no authority to suspend Zambry and the six excos members.And if the Doctrine of separation has any meaning since when do the judiciary has jurisdiction to review decisions made by the legislature? Is it not stated in the Federal constitution that Article 72(2) prohibits any proceedings of the legislature to be subjected to judicial review?

And what about the three clown Judges who heard the court case to determine the legitimate M.B ? The three Court of Appeal judges, Md Raus Shariff, Zainun Ali and Ahmad Maarop (remember this name linked to lingam) set aside the High court's decision ruling that Nizar was the rightful Menteri Besar 'at all Material Times' and held that Nizar had ceased to command the confidence of the majority of the Perak State assembly. Well it didnt seem to bother these three clown Judges that we have a constitutional monarch in Malaysia and by their ruling that the Sultan of Perak had the power to remove the Menteri Besar, the court have now bestowed the powers of an Absolute Monarch to the sultan who now have the powers to dismiss a serving menteri besar from the office without the necessity of the legislature convening to determine by voting whether he still command a majority in the Legislative assembly.By analogy, the King now can be construed as having absolute powers to dismiss the Prime minister without the need to convene a parliament sitting to determine whether he still command a majority in the Parliament.

One thing appears clear from these recent episode. All these Judges did not administer Justice according to the rule of Law and have definitely brought the Judiaciary to disrepute .It is quite obvious that their decisions were coloured by political considerations and by their acts have invited adverse criticism of the Judiciary.Their acts cannot and should not go unpunish. In the event, Pakatan should come to power the shameful acts of all these judges must be brought to account and be made to answer for their folly.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Failure To Change Will Annihilate MCA

One of life's greatest irony is that there are always sign to tell you whether you are on the right path or not.The only problem is whether one is prepared to grasp the tell tale sign and make the change.
Ong tee Keat's blog seeking an opinion poll whether the party should pull out of the Barisan National confirmed what has already been public knowledge that the chinese have enough of UMNO and B.N. According to the poll 1,908 (75.7 %) respondents wanted the party to pull out of the coalition whilst 612 said no.
Now that the survey has indicated the majority wishes of the chinese people, the question only remains what would the leadership in MCA decide to do?With four ministerial posts and 9 Deputy Ministers post at stake can the MCA leadership sacrifice their own positions and interest and for once look at the larger interest of the chinese people?Not an easy decision when one is comfortably ensconced in a Minister post with all the perks and privelges accorded to it.
The P.M , Najib is quite confident that MCA will not abandon the B.N ship because history has always shown that personal interest and positions have always remain paramount in the MCA leadership considerations.So its not easy to make the change when so much rewards and position is at stake.Past experience have also shown that MCA leaders have never paid any premium to the larger interest of the chinese community.As long as MCA leaders are adequately rewarded with title and position UMNO can always ride rough shod over MCA and chinese interest.
But this time the writing is on the wall. The demise of MCA, MIC, Gerakan and most if not all of the B.N component parties will be inevitable when the 13th General election takes place four years from now. Because of self interest, it is unlikely any of these leaders will change their allegiance to B.N or to UMNO.Even if they change now, there is no guarantee that that the people will embrace them immediately. 50 years of their loyalty to the B.N philosophy is unlikely to change overnite.More specifically would be the question of what is it for MCA for them to make the change.? MCA surely would not hope to make the change and cast away their loyalty to B.N without expecting anything in return.?
In fact the signs were already there in the march 8th 2008 election. All the 15 member of Parliament seats that MCA won were in areas with a malay majority.That means MCA members won not with chinese support but with malay support. If that is not a sign that the chinese have already abandoned MCA than I dont know what other sign you need to have.By the next election when malay support is given to PKR and PAS, MCA candidates will be totally left floundering and anihilated. That same logic applies to Gerakan and MIC candidates who will be looking for malay support in areas contested by their members.

The survey done in Ong Tee Keat's blog merely serves to confirm that the days MCA will continue to be part of the Govt in B.N will be numbered.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Civil Servants will caused the Downfall of the Pakatan Rakyat Govt.

The DAP secretary-General, Lim Guan Eng maybe an astute politician but I think he is an inexperience administrator.That very lack of experience unfortunately could be his achilles heel and caused the downfall of his govt in Penang.If experience in Perak is any guide Lim should have learned from it but somehow, it has eluded him and he is repeating the same mistake which the Pakatan Rakyat administrators failed to address in Perak .

When the first sign of a crack appeared in the Perak Govt and the three party hoppers had already switched allegiance, the civil servants from the State Secretary to the Secretary of the State assembly immediately showed where their bread was buttered.Not only was the state assembly building locked and barred for the Pakatan State assembly men to attend an emergency meeting,but they were unceremoniously disallowed to enter the building although the court has still not determined who was the legitimate Menteri Besar of Perak.
Even the mayor and town council President showed their allegiance by removing the Democracy Plaque which the Pakatan Rakyat had erected under the tree where the historical Assembly meeting was held.

These are lessons Lim Guan Eng should have learned. All civil servants appointed by B.N owe their allegiance to the previous ruling Govt.At the outset, Pakatan Rakyat should remove these people and appoint Pakatan members even if they are politicians.That at least will consolidate your position in the govt machinery. Therefore Lim's insistence on appointing a B.N appointee to be the Seberang Perai municipal council could be a fatal mistake that could be his downfall. Similarly, all important post in other Municipal councils should be filled with Pakatan men. Its better to have your own men helming those post than to trust them to B.N appointees.
These kind of inexperience unfortunately is also being repeated in selangor where the current Menteri Besar Khalid have continued to put B.N's men in important GLC and other important statutory post.When the first sign of trouble appears this will be the same people who would likely betray Pakatan's cause.If Pakatan control states still continue to ignore this fundamental placement of B.N people, then it is likely that their days in Govt are numbered.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Who says Malaysia is Not a Racist country

President Obama of U.S would certainly not have the opportunity to be Prime minister of Malaysia had he been a citizen of Malaysia. In fact it would be correct to say that he would probably be an ordinary person earning an ordinary salary working in and ordinary company.

Coming from an ordinary middle class family most likely he would even be hard press to obtain a tertiary education in one of our elite Universities.Unlike his Oxford education he received as a U.S citizen, Obama with his string of A's would probably at most be offered to do a course like aquatic science or Material Engineering in one of the lesser tertiary Universities here.
But before going any further he would probably with his family spend some time in the Religious rehabilatation centres for trying to convert to Christianity. Well his father was a kenyan muslim and after marrying a christian caucasian he converted to christianity.But here in Malaysia , Obama and his family would be put into one of those rehabilatation centres where he would be persuaded to revert back to his islamic faith.
And as cleverly spinned by Awang selamat of Utusan Melayu, Obama as a pendatang should be grateful to be just given the opportunity to live and be a grateful citizen of this country.He should remain docile and not question even if he is deprived of any of his citizens rights.Most of all Obama and all the pendatangs should just obediently vote the ruling UMNO every election and be grateful .

After all it was due to the generosity of people like Awang selamat that the chinese, indians and all the lain lain bangsa are given the opportunity to be citizens of this country .It really doesnt matter to him that chinese and indians have been here for almost five generations while people from Indonesia like the Khir Toyo fellow have been here for hardly one generation is already been made a Chief Minister.
And eloquently put by the Sultan of Perak, non malays should not question why scholarships are given to Bumiputras while non malays with a string of A's are not given anything.It doesnt matter if 2As Bumiputras are given scholarships while 8A's non malays are not given anything.Yes, we pendatangs should just accept it and not question it. And yes we are not a racist country except that these things are all in the constitution .And I am off to join Obama for roti canai at the mamak stall if he is still there.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

PAS is Doomed to repeat its Mistake.

The last time PAS joined B.N in the coalition govt it left in acrimonious circumstances.Till today the bitterness and anger that had evolved during that period has left the spiritual guru, Nik aziz , adamant that never again should PAS joined hands to form the Govt with UMNO.To him putting the same hands twice in the hole to be bitten by the snake was unforgiveable.

PAS is doomed to suffer the same fate it suffered in Trengganu in 1999 when it lost Trengganu to the B.N. PAS President should be held accountable for the lost as much as Nik Aziz should be credited with the Kelantan's PAS victory.It was Abdul Hadi's arroggance that was the cause of PAS downfall. Even in the march 2008 election when B.N was at its weakest, PAS under Hadi could not even wrest Trengganu from the corrupt and divided UMNO when Pakatan Raykat managed to wrest five States from the B.N.

PAS victory in many of the seats it contested was because for the first time in its electoral campaigns, non-malays votes was crucial for its success. And non-malay votes were generously given to PAS because they were totally against the corrupt UMNO and B.N's Govt machinery.The anger against B.N translated into votes for PAS and other opposition candidates.That in essence explains the phenomenal success of PAS, PKR and DAP electoral campaigns that finally deprived the B.N Govt losing its two-third majority in Parliament and losing Five States to the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

Now its President Hadi and Deputy seems to have short term memories of its previous dally with UMNO and are considering a unity Govt where presumably the PAS President would be rewarded with a minor Ministerial position.But PAS under Hadi would be foolish to think that under a Unity Govt with B.N their current popularity could be sustained in the next 13th General Election.It is most likely that any Unity Govt with B.N would spell disaster and contribute to the demise of its popularity with the non-malays.

But like the popular saying, those people who failed to learn from history are condemned or doomed to repeat the same mistake.And in this case, PAS under Hadi is doomed to repeat the same mistake again.