Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Let History depict the truth.

Historical distortions of our history by belittling the contributions of non -malays and emphasizing the contributions of Islamic civilisation in the development of our country's early landscape is deplorable.
Perkasa's supreme council member Professor Dr. Ramlah Adam is guilty of asserting that the history books were 'well-balanced' and belittling the contributions of the non-malays.

Subsequently, as pointed by historian Dr. Ranjit singh Malhi,she recanted and admitted that the form 4 syllabus 'had placed alot of emphasis on Islamic civilsation and that the govt was working to revamp it'

The study of history should always depict the truth on how historical events unfold not embellishing it to seek glorification of one's race and religion.

Any intellectual who attempts to distort and dishonestly portrays fictitious historical events is guilty of an act bordering on intellectual dishonesty

A living example of the non-malays contribution to the country's development is even evident till today. Visit any cities in the west and east coast and one cannot escape the simple startling truth that non-malays occupy all the major towns and cities.Who therefore are responsible for developing the cities and towns?

In fact it would be hard pressed to even find a malay township even in the heartland of malay majority states like Kelantan and Trengganu. Perhaps Professor Ramlah Adam should take a trip from the coastal roads from Kelantan , Trengganu and Kuantan to the small township of Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan and witnessed for herself the unfortunate truth that malay kampongs still ocuupy vast tract of land which remained undevelop for almost since time immemorial.If Islamic civilsation had indeed played an important role in the early development of the Malaysian landscape then why are these malay land still undeveloped and mired in a state of poverty?

History in many ways have a tendency to reflect reality and such reality cannot be diminished by unwanton portrayals of lies and intellectual dishonesty by people like Professor Ramlah Adam.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Why we dont need a RCI for the sex video tape.

It is quite acceptable for lawyers to have differing opinions about legal issues but when they have differing opinions because of vested interest then it is something else. I refer to two lawyers call for a Royal commission of Inquiry.Muhammad shafee's and Wee choo keong's call for an RCI has vested interest written all over it. The former is currently engaged by the Govt in the Teoh Beng Hock's RCI and the latter , Wee Choo Keong was a former member of PKR who left the party under acrimonious circumstances.Both have one thing in common. They are both certainly B.N friendly and certainly very anti-Annuar.So can we have any reliance on their opinion that we need to have a RCI for the sex tape? Of course not.

As mentioned by the Bar council President, an RCI is primarily set up for the purpose of enquiring into matters of national public importance involving public instituitions that affect life or welfare of citizens. What it certainly does not encompass is to pry and probe into the sex life of any public figure.

There are more important issues that involve public instituitions and public welfare and yet there is no inclination by the govt to have an RCI to investigate. So why should a sex tape involving an opposition figure have any priority?

Let us first have an RCI for the PKFZ fiasco, the Sime Darby billion loss, the millions in commission in the submarine deal, the murder of Altantuya and of course the Chua Soi Lek sex tape which by comparison have similar relevance if one decide to also have an RCI.