Monday, December 7, 2009

The Triple Global Crises - Finance, Development and Climate: Can we kill three birds with one stone

The Chevening Alumni of Malaysia is delighted to inform you that economics
supremo, *Dr Jomo KS*, will deliver the *Third Chevening 25th Anniversary
Public Lecture*.

Details of the lecture are as follows:

Title: *The Triple Global Crises - Finance, Development and Climate:
Can we kill three birds with one stone?*

*Date*: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

*Time*: 7.45pm - 10.00pm

*Venue*: Auditorium, Securities Commission, 3, Persiaran Bukit Kiara,
Bukit Kiara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur

*Admission*: Free

Additonal details are provided in the attached flyer.

Dr Jomo, who is Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development of the
United Nations, is a brilliant speaker with a huge following in Malaysia.

The Chevening Alumni cordially invites you to attend the lecture.

Due to the expected huge response, we urge you to register early at to reserve your place.

Feel free to circulate this invitation and notice to your colleagues and

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Who is the real cow

You did not arrest the 50 'cows' in Shah Alam for humiliating the entire Indian community nor you were there to stop them. All you could saw was "We are sorry". Like that is going to do any good.

You have shown your race tag and your "pussy" attitude by arresting those who held a candlelight vigil against the 50 'cows'. Where is the justice in that ?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Something about "GOD"


People believe in God simply because of "faith" and aslo "beliefs". Humans need to place their hopes and beliefs to  someone/something in the higher stat. There is also where in this community others are  reinforcing this belief, and the religious texts. Also add peer pressure- conformity within our social group, and just wanting to believe in order to give life a purpose or meaning

Most of us feel the existence of God is just too big an issue for puny human beings like ourselves to try to decide. After all, we don't have the greatest minds in the world - there are other people more intelligent than we are.

 "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior Spirit who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God." - EINSTEIN

 "The Origin of Species": "There is a grandeur in this view of life with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved." - Darwin

For Darwin, as for Einstein, evolution of an ordered universe was only feasible if some intelligent Mind designed the evolutionary program. But why then don't all the great intellectuals believe in the existence of God? Because other irrational presuppositions interfere with the mind's logical working. Here's the frank confession of the agnostic,

Obviously, another factor besides reason can influence the human mind as it ponders whether there is a God or not - that factor is the will.It becomes shockingly obvious that, if we conclude there is a God, we are logically bound to submit the control of our lives to His will, and most of us do not want to do that.

So, it is fair to note that intellectual giants of our era have come to the conclusion that there is a Supreme Being, and that emotional and volitional implications of the conclusion have prejudiced some of the intellectuals who deny the existence of a God.


Why is this belief in the existence of a Supreme Being who created the universe so general and natural in mankind? Because human beings, whether they are intellectuals like Einstein or primitive tribesmen, all have the same response when they see an object like a mountain or a planet - they immediately wonder: "Who put it there?" Indeed, they have to be brainwashed or taught not to ask that question. Otherwise, their minds will operate with the same kind of simple cause-and-effect reasoning that they use in everyday-life situations. In other words, people believe that the existence of a Creator is the most likely and most probable explanation for the existence of the universe.

 They are simple hypotheses of how something might have exploded once there was something to explode, or how spontaneous generation might have taken place once there was a substance to decompose, or how something might have evolved once there was something to evolve from, but none of these theories removes the need to answer the basic question: "Who or what is the original, first cause of the universe?"

IS GOD "IT" , "HE" OR "SHE" ?

But why do we even consider asking "Who" instead of simply "What"? In other words, the order and design of the universe look like the product of a mind that is not only intelligent, but personal. Can an inanimate object like a stone make an animate object like a flower? Can a dog make a man? Can an impersonal elan' vital make three-and -a-half billion persons, each one different, with minds and emotions that we still cannot reproduce with all our technology? If you find a watch while walking along the beach, you conclude there must be a watchmaker - someone who understands the intricacies and fine tolerances necessary to design a watch. Similarly, when you perceive the complex attitudes and responses of the various personalities around you, you naturally conclude that the Creator that made us must be at least as personal as we are. Thus, there are certain clues in the order and design of the universe that suggest the strong probability that there is a Creator who is a person.


I am going to raise a final question regarding God. If you believe in God then you presumably believe in heaven. Here is the question based on the belief that only good people go to heaven, as per the  religious texts. Would someone born with a brain tumour that eventually caused them to become insane and commit murder be allowed into heaven.? If not, why not? They didn't chose to have a brain tumour. At what stage of development do we 'qualify' for judgment. At birth, before we have actually done anything? At one year of age or 22 weeks in the womb? Define 'bad'. It's all a bit arbitrary isn't it. Heaven is something that I just can not accept as a sensible concept.


There are times when can't help to have a little faith and hopes in order to get something in return. I’m not sure if the things I believe are true or even false. But most of the time I do believe and have respect for god, not only my religion but also others. If I was to look at the Quran, Bible and the Vedas to learn what are the teachings I am sure that I would find similar teachings. Ultimately, every religion teaches their believers to have MORAL. Unfortunately, humans tend to argue about other religion and have given many reasons for the separation in religion and beliefs but to me it is ONE.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Which one would be mine

Last week I was filling up fuel on the highway to Petaling Jaya and I saw a lamborghini.  I didnt bother to stare at the car cause I have been seeing lamborghini alot lately. Its like in a week I would see it and thats cause there is one near the place I stay. Hahaha. But what attracted me abt this car was the driver. He looked really young.I think he was nearly my age cause his voice was like a kid and he was short and face was rather young looking. He pull over to fill up fuel and thats how I got the chance to look at him. Since that day, I  started to think about the car I am going to get. I cant be getting it now cause I am still studying. Hopefully after 2 years working, I can get a car with my OWN money.

When I used to talk to my friends, they had a rough idea of what car they are going to get. When they were to ask me, I could not give them a right answer, I cant be saying I want a ferrari or a lambo cause those cars are just too expensive for me. I have to think of the budget and what car I would want to drive everyday. I have these 5 car on my mind which I think I can afford.  

1) Nissan Skyline R34

2)Nissan Skyline R33

3)Mitsubishi Evolution 9

4)Mitsubishi Evolution 8 MR edition

5)Mazda RX-8 (2009)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Internal Security Act !

I think the ISA should be in Malaysia. What is wrong with it? I don’t see anything wrong in having the act. The security act is just being misused by the government; you people are going after the wrong thing. Even without ISA there are many loop holes where certain politician will use other force to get what they want. Think rationally before doing something! Because of you "smart" people we others have to go with the flow even if we don’t really want to.

I do understand why you all want to get rid of the act, but to me I don’t think wanting to abolish it will do any good but it will make things worse. Be prepared to see more deaths under police custody and be prepared to get more missing people. All this could happen. I think its about time to think more rationally before doing something.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Quality of Language

Here we go again on having a say students do not need to pass their English papers in school exams. Arguments given saying English is not a compulsory subject to pass. I have to disagree. I know people love to speak in their mother tongue, don't say no, but try to digest this.

How many ppl in the world is familiar with ur mother tongue? How far can u go by talking and learning in ur mother tongue?

Not too far. If you are Malay, u probably may survive in Indonesia unless u speak Arabic languages. Chinese people, I have no idea, but I know China people hate you speaking mandarin or as matter of fact any other dialect, Taiwan perhaps, Hong Kong maybe. As for Indians, India is the only place where they can communicate with their mother tongue.

School is the beginning where a child learns language and knows how to use the language for other subjects. The proper foundation of language learning is very important as later on student are the next generation leaders of this nation.

If they can’t even pass a English paper in the school level, how do we expect them to be able to use the language to communicate with other country leaders or as matter of fact doing business with others. Like it or not English has been a very useful language and has evolved a lot. English is widely spoken. 

I hate to say this but in Malaysia people are racist because they tend to think for themselves and for their own kind. They are willing to destroy the future of the students who have the possibility to lead the nation, then to make them better by learning and excel in English.

This is similar to the teaching of Math’s and Science in English, claiming that it should be stopped and teach it back in Malay. Once again, destroying the future of the nation but will be claiming that we will do whatever it takes to make our nation’s future leaders(students) excel in studies. 

Why say that? After all, changing it back would only make things worse. Well, Ego people and racist people are just saying BM is our language, BM is our blood. It’s a trend now for certain groups to use race and religion to gain support to go against something. These groups are made out of stupid and ignorance people and they live in their own cubical where everything is about them. There must not be room for other.

I really hope that the teaching of Math’s and Science stays on as it is be progress to having a better nation where students will be better in speaking and thinking. I just don’t get it on why BM,BM,BM .

Does Harvard use BM to teach Actuarial Science? I don’t think so. UITM uses BM to teach engineering students. I dont know now but back a few years it was in BM. Information technology courses was also in BM. How do they want to get a job and get higher education if they don’t understand in English? U tells me, Would u have ur son/daughter to learn in UITM and get a job locally or would u prefer them to get a quality education which uses International language?

Thursday, May 7, 2009



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Arts, Crafts & Books Fair

Sat 9 & Sun 10 May, 12pm to 8pm

Presented by The Annexe Gallery & Central Market

Admission Free, except where indicated

Art For Grabs, our arts and crafts bazaar, returns for yet another triumphant round of affordable artsy consumerism in a collision of coolness. That’s over 20 stalls selling art, photography, knick knacks, accessories, etc, all for under RM100 (per item, that is!).

This time we also have KL Alternative Bookfest, featuring over 20 stalls by local indie publishers (not always available at a bookstore near you).

Everytime we host Art For Grabs, we present a fringe program of exciting events. This time around, we have Bilik Panas. Our “hot room” is not literally sauna-like, it’s actually air-conditioned. The “panas” here refers to the artistic, intellectual and emotional heat that will be generated by the performances, lectures and book launches we’ve got planned. See you there!


Admission Free except for Gostan Forward




THE CLOTH THAT CUTS: Re-Appraising Batik as a Trans-Cultural Signifier

Public Lecture by Dr Farish Noor


GOSTAN FORWARD – Solo Performance Lecture by Marion D’Cruz (Admission by RM10 donation)


BEYOND FEMINISM – The Woman as Metaphor for the Colonised

Talk by Chuah Guat Eng


KLAB Book Launch




NAJIB’S CHALLENGE: Glory or Oblivion? by Barry Wain & UNMASKING NAJIB by Lim Kit Siang







Pelancaran buku Puisi Poket 1: Akulah Perempuan Muda itu oleh Shaira Amira





MEDIA UNDER NAJIB: Hope or Disappointment?

Forum by Centre For Independent Journalism (CIJ)



Talk by Khalid Jaafar, Director of Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD)





Reading by Sisters In Islam (SIS)

Please refer to events details & synopses at the end of this mailer

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Solo Performance Lecture by Marion D’Cruz

Fri 8 May, 8.30pm

Sat 9 May, 2.15pm & 8.30pm

Sun 10 May, 2.15pm

Presented by Five Arts Centre

Admission by RM10 donation

Gostan Forward will showcase Malaysia’s beloved “dance terrorist” Marion D’Cruz in her overlapping roles as a student, dancer, choreographer and educator. Celebrating her 35-year growth in this retrospective of sorts, she evolves from ground-breaking young dancer to boundary-blurring meta-choreographer. In a rare glance behind the artist, Marion will tell stories and perform excerpts of her favourite and most significant dances, including “Terinai”, “Swan Song”, “Urn Piece”, “Chilayu”, and more.

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Photography Exhibition & Workshops

Thu 7 to Sun 24 May, 11am to 7pm

Presented by, Time Out Kuala Lumpur, Amarin Sdn Bhd & The Annexe Gallery

Admission Free

From family snaps to fashion spreads, and photojournalism to studio photography, the face remains the most photographed subject in the history of photography. Taking a portrait that retains its subject’s humanity while conveying a powerful commentary at the same time is truly the Holy Grail of photography.

The first KL Photoawards 2009 competition which called for submission between November 2008 and March 2009 attracted some 500 entries from overseas and Malaysia. Of the entries, 23 portraits in each category (Professional & have been shortlisted for considerations for the top prizes. These 46 portraits in total will be showcased in an exhibition of shortlisted works at The Annexe Gallery in conjunction with the awards presentation.

You are cordially invited to

Exhibition Opening

Winners Announcement & Prize Presentation Ceremony

Thu 7 May, 7.30pm

Admission Free

Find out which portraits win the coveted top prizes!

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Sat 12pm

THE CLOTH THAT CUTS: Re-Appraising Batik as a Trans-Cultural Signifier

Public Lecture by Dr Farish Noor

Presented by The Other Malaysia

Today Batik is seen and cast as something essentially linked to the (fixed and homogeneous) identity of nations like Malaysia and Indonesia. This lecture tries to explore the multifarious cultural, ethnic and historical origins of Batik as a form of art, and argues that in the designs of classical Batik we can see the overlapping of various cultural, ethnic and religious influences that cut across all of Southeast Asia and beyond. Batik is living proof of the cultural and ethnic hybridity of Southeast Asia.

Sat 2.15pm


Solo Performance Lecture by Marion D’Cruz

Directed by Mark Teh, Visual designs by Grey Yeoh

Presented by Five Arts Centre

*Admission by RM10 donation

Malaysia’s best known “dance terrorist” Marion D’Cruz celebrates her 35-year growth in this retrospective of sorts, from ground-breaking young dancer to boundary-blurring meta-choreographer. In a rare glance behind the artist, Marion will tell stories and perform excerpts of her favourite and most significant dances, including “Terinai”, “Swan Song”, “Urn Piece”, “Chilayu”, and more.

Sat 4pm

KLAB Book Launch


Book Launch and Reading by Charlene Rajendran & Friends

Presented by Matahari Books

Charlene Rajendran is a Malaysian teacher and theatre practitioner who has been living in Singapore for eight years, and she refuses to own a car. Taxi Tales On A Crooked Bridge chronicles her conversations with taxi drivers all over the island republic. Quirky and jaunty, this book shows that there's no telling what bridges can be built -- whether the journey is crooked or straight!

Sat 5pm


NAJIB’S CHALLENGE: Glory or Oblivion? by Barry Wain

& UNMASKING NAJIB by Lim Kit Siang

Presented by REFSA (Research For Social Advancement)

“Najib’s Challenge: Glory or Oblivion” is written by Barry Wain, a former editor of The Wall Street Journal Asia, is author of the forthcoming “Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times”. “Unmasking Najib” is a collection of articles written by Lim Kit Siang, who actively blogs since 2005 and has published 30 books since 1978. Both books are published by Research for Social Advancement (REFSA), an independent non-profit organization aimed at encouraging open discussion and input into public policy issues. Chairman of REFSA, Tunku Abdul Aziz (former president, Transparency International) will give his opinion on our Prime Minister and have a dialogue with the audience.

Sat 6pm



Presented by Sindiket Soljah

Dewangga Sakti terdiri daripada 6 orang pemuzik tradisional Melayu zaman sekarang yang melagukan karya-karya mistik dengan bunyian instrumen akustik. Manakala blogger hip Pipiyapong akan melancarkan karya beliau bertajuk Kacip yang lucu dan mencuit hati pembaca.

Sat 6.40pm



Pelancaran buku Puisi Poket 1: Akulah Perempuan Muda itu oleh Shaira Amira

Presented by Sang Freud Press

Puisi Poket adalah satu usaha untuk mengambalikan puisi kepada yang hak, yakni kau dan aku. Cukup kacip dan comel untuk disumbat di dalam kocek, ia sesuai dibawa dan dibaca di mana-mana; sewaktu menunggu teman di elarti, sewaktu naik elarti bersama teman dan selepas menyalakan rokok di belukar bawah landasan elarti setelah habis berbincang bahasa tubuh dengan teman.

Sat 8.30pm


Dance Lecture Performance by Marion D’Cruz

*Admission by RM10 donation

Sun 11am

MEDIA UNDER NAJIB: Hope or Disappointment?

Forum by Centre For Independent Journalism (CIJ)

Panel speakers include: Wong Chin Huat (political analyst and chairman of Writers Alliance for Media Independence), Tricia Yeoh (special assistant to Selangor state Chief Minister), Zaharom Nain (Associate Prof of Communication Studies, USM)

The forum will touch on:
i. Exploring the prime minister's options viz-a-viz clamours for reform on one side and calls for entrenchment of the status quo on another
ii. Current and future trends that may affect or involve the media and free expression.
iii. What Malaysia needs badly in terms of reform on press freedom and expression and whether Najib can deliver them

Sun 12.30pm


Talk by Khalid Jaafar, Director of Institut Kajian Dasar (Policy Research Institute)

Khalid Jaafar will be talking about IKD’s publications and the concept behind its publications. He will also be touching on the controversial issue raised by IKD’s publications that have been alleged as misleading for Muslims.

Sun 2.15pm


Dance Lecture Performance by Marion D’Cruz

*Admission by RM10 donation

Sun 4.30pm


Reading presented by Sisters In Islam (SIS)

Celebrate the freedom to read! Join Marina Mahathir, Cecil Rajendra, Kee Thuan Chye, Rahmat Haron, Shanon Shah, Aishah Hassan, Chi Too, and Priya K as they read poetry and excerpts from books, plays, scripts, etc that have been banned in other countries throughout history.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's election time...

7th April by-elections has opened my eyes to many things. Pakatan Rakyat has control over Bukit Gantang and aslo Bukit Selambau once again but Batang Ai in Sarawak still belongs to Barisan Nasional.

I find it rather amusing that, Pakatan Rakyat could afford to win those two seats with a larger majority than the general elections. In Bukit Gantang,Mohd Jamaluddin Nizar (PAS) obtained 21,860 votes and won with a majority of 2,789 votes. In 2008, the majority was 1,566. In Bukit Selambau, there were 15 candidates. It is so silly to see 15 candidates competing. I think all of us are seen as a bunch of stupid and ignorant people. Some might think, 15 candidates mean finally there are people who have decided to take action. It is so obvious that those other 13 candidates had hidden agendas of their own. S. Manikumar (PKR) got 12,632 votes and won with a majority of 2,403 votes.

As for Batang Ai, I do not wish to say anything.

For the by-elections, Barisan Nasional used so many different techniques to topple the opposition. They even went to the extreme of using a video of Anwar Ibrahim talking bad about PAS and DAP 14 years ago. Personally I felt that Pakatan Rakyat was going to loose this battle after being bombard by Barisan. But it didn’t happen. Pakatan managed to win. If some were to say there were phantom voters or Pakatan members bribed votes, I would ask, Pakatan does not have that much money to do so.  

Everyday, I see Pakatan members fighting among themselves, or is that what the media wants us to see? Barisan came up with the idea of have three girls dancing is a seductive way to get voters and yet claim it’s the Chinese culture. "What Malay knows about the Chinese culture? He is not a Chinese therefore how can he say that? Who is he?" I ask this question because Islamic leaders claim its wrong for a non-Muslim to talk about the Al-Quran. This came out in the news on the 6th of April. A DAP speaker quoted something from the Quran and it was seen as a humiliation to the Islam. Therefore, I assume, by saying Chinese likes to see half naked girls dancing and it’s their culture is humiliation as well. So what do they have to say for themselves? 

It is clear that people are very unhappy with the current political scenario. Even when the leadership has changed, people still disagree with the politics happening around us. Everyone should be aware that, the people as in the citizens are not satisfied with and by reforming a new cabinet will not solve this mess. Day by day, it gets worst. Its seems to me that, our politicians don’t seem to bother what the voters think. In the last general elections, we have expressed our dissatisfaction with the leadership and now again the same outcome even after a change in the leadership. 

What does this mean?Are the people saying they don’t want Barisan to lead them or they are just not satisfied with the leaders?

It’s a pity but I have to say this, “Corruption is the foundation of this country" Lets be practical. Who wants a prime minister who sleeps during meetings? I know I don’t. What about having a leader who had uttered racist remarks which led to the 1969 racial riots? What about a leader who has been accused twice of homosexual activities? A leader who lies? Who wants all this kind of leaders?

I believe that a leader is supposed to be a good example for others not acting good infront and having a dark side. To gain peoples trust one should either clear their allegations or be truthful to the people. It is better to tell the truth and seek forgiveness than to lie. 

Malaysians are just unhappy with politics. Just look at the media, even an uneducated can see that the media is one sided. Look at the news on television during the 6th April. Everything was against the opposition, all I could hear is PKR this, that. Anwar this, that, support Barisan, we are Barisan. How can we say its a democratic country, when we only hear from one side. How about the opposition? Dont they have anything to say. Even if they want to say, Barisan Stupid! Dont vote them! Let them say it out. That is what we call as freedom of speech and democracy. Each party has equal rights to get the voters attention.

Let us all not be as if the citizens are stupid and ignorant about what happens around them. There needs to be change, major changes or else we the citizens and leaders of the nation about the witness a great riot the destruction of our nation. Bear in mind that, the rich ones might just walk away from the country. It is us the middle class and the lower class who will suffer the most. What does it take to make changes?

 Parties can make changes little by little. For starters, UMNO should stop taking old people. I get the fact that past leaders have experience but they are still in their own world where they still follow their old mentality. Now I am not saying the old mentality is wrong but in this fast pace nation where we talk and deal with technology, how can we follow the old thinking and beliefs! 

Besides, they are old, why do you need to join a political party and work, at your age you are supposed to sit back and relax and enjoy life. As for Pakatan Rakyat, there is a need to reform the party and members. There needs to be a stop of hopping parties. What kind of childish game is this, hopping parties? If a member is not satisfied with his or her party talk between them and solve it not by hopping to the opposition and then hop back to the previous one. What games are they trying to play here? We are dealing with a nation where there are millions of people who want their voice to be heard and promises to be done. 

What do we want? We want safe roads. We want our children to have good education. We want police to be nicer and better. We want politicians to stop playing race cards. Most important, we want a nation where government staffs and the government itself do not use the citizens for their personal interest.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cara mudah dapatkan undian

Kehadiran Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi dan Ismail Saffian di majlis makan malam di Kampung Baru Kuala Sepetang - sebuah perkampungan nelayan di DUN Kuala Sepetang di parlimen Bukit Gantang - kini menjadi bahan perbualan.

Apa yang dikatakan sedih ialah cara BN mandapat sambutan penundi Cina.Majlis tersebut diserikan dengan konsert tiga gadis manis berimej seksi selepas Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri itu dan calon BN selesai menyampai ucapan meminta hadirin menyokong BN dalam pilihanraya kecil parlimen itu. Tiga artis Cina berseluar pendek dan singlet biru itu menari dan menyanyi lagu rancak sewaktu Zahid sedang mengadakan sidang media di depan pentas. Saya rasa ini adalah cara bodoh untuk mendapat undian. Bodoh, macam orang cina suka perempuan yang seksi. Apa hal nie! Taraka teknik lain ke. Pi balik lah.

Beliau juga menegaskan bahawa "di kawasan saya, saya bukan memenangi hati orang Cina dengan tarian rancak begini. "Tetapi kita mesti hormat, ini adalah satu kebudayaan orang Cina.
"Di kawasan saya ada 20 peratus pengundi Cina, saya juga pergi ke tokong Cina dan menghadiri majlis pengkebumian orang Cina.

"Saya tahu bagaimana hendak menghormati keluarga orang Cina dan orang mudanya," tegas Zahid, yang juga timbalan pengerusi perhubungan Umno Perak.

Pada pendapat saya, undi promosi BN tidak perlu hadir perempuan seksi. Macam bodoh, Di manakah letaknya prinsip-prinsip Barisan Nasional adat baik perlu ditonjolkan.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Perak and Politics

This is just a gentle reminder to ALL PERAKIANS. The bushfires in Australia is still raging and so should the fire in the Silver State. Our Prime Minister has stated that all those found guilty of having started these "bush fires" should be left to rot in jail. I just hope your own PM agrees. They are of the same intellect aren't they? I think the ones started the fire in Perak also should rot in jail. 
 The title of this article was 5 FROGS but I disagree. It would be perfect with the title: 4 FROGS and 1 BIG FAT TOAD!
  According to sources from MCA that the PAY off is financed by some rich Chinese businessmen in Perak. Probably, Najib approached these rich Chinese Business men to do the needful for him.
 The First - Two frogs, were  Mohd Osman and  Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi -

 (he is greedier than the rest). These two got RM1 - RM2 million each.  Hee Yit Foong - She got the most RM10 million. Well her days are numbered! Her husband is a business man in Jelapang worth RM1.5million. Nasharuddin Hashim - probably got only a few millions. His political career will be his last term in office, if he ever serves the constituency again.

 The 5th FROG is the ruler of Perak - He also received a few million cash more than the rest of the FROGS except not more than RM4.0 million. (If the ruler of Perak decides to dissolve the
 State Assembly he gets nothing from UMNO). Further the ruler of Perak through his private vehicle companies will receive some major contracts from the Federal Government.
 With the new incoming state government of Perak, it can pay $ up RM300 million (which is funded by the federal Government) to kick start the WEST COAST highway. KEURO is the concessionaire. The stakeholders are the Selangor state government who has to fork out RM300
 million, the Perak state government also has to come up with RM300 million and the balance RM400 million will be from KEURO. (IJM Berhad is a major shareholder wanting to secure the WEST COAST highway - to make money) the deadline to fulfill this entire financial obligation is MARCH 2009.
Read The Edge magazine that was on sale Saturday 31st January 2009.
 If you guys can recall or remember during the SABAH crisis Mustapha (who was then the opposition against BN) went to the SABAH ISTANA to be sworn in as the Chief Minister (at 4 or 5 am) and lay claim of it. Azlan Shah was the Agung; Mahathir was the then Prime Minister paid every ruler of the states 100,000 shares of Tenaga to entice these rulers and Agung to get their support to bring down Mustapaha. Later some of the Sabah state assemblymen defected to form the BN state government in Sabah.
 Azlan Shah and his family then controlled GAMUDA. Later when Azlan Shah retired as Agung, Gamuda received many projects and now his daughter is one of the biggest shareholders of the company. 

 WELL the Power Grab is all about MONEY. Najib wants POWER and fame. He has the money, if you can remember US$300 million commission from the Submarine deal. ALTANTUYA. Easily spent RM20 million or as little as US$5 million to settle all the 5 FROGS of PERAK.

by KellyvilleAce.

I got this mail in MSN so I reposted this in hoping that people will know what power our DPM holds. He is the most powerful politician in Malaysia. Since he took over the Finance Ministary, he is immortal. No one is able to go against him. Even the Perak ruler can't go against him.

Altantuya's death: A well planned assination

The Altantuya Shaaribuu’s case: how and why she was killed
Published in the Liberation French newspaper on 5th March 2009

This is the English translation of the Liberation French article:

Shaaribuu Setev is a bitter and disappointed man. Yet, behind the saddened face of this Mongolian lies a fierce determination. Seated in a sofa in the lobby of an Ulaan Baataar hotel rattled by gushes of a freezing wind, this sixty years old man is ready to fight. His face features, hardened by the suffering and the stern climate, and his intense gaze tell all. “My daughter has been murdered by Malaysians on Malaysian territory. And they did not have even offer a word of apology,” states this professor of psychology at the National University of Mongolia.

The assassination of his daughter, Altantuya Shaaribuu, took place in October 2006. This was a murder unlike others in a region where business conflicts or petty politics are often settled with a gun. Everything in this case, which started in 2002 when the French Spanish company Armaris concluded the sale of three submarines to the Malaysian government for the amount of one billion Euros, is out of the ordinary.

The impact of the “Altantuya case” in France, Malaysia and Mongolia has yet to reach its climax. The murder of the 28 year old Mongolian was the result of a “commission” at the price of 114 million Euros by Armaris to its Malaysian counterpart. This “commission,” which was acknowledged by the Malaysian government in front of the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur, has triggered a chain of events that has led to the assassination of Altantuya and the disappearance of several key witnesses in the case.

A report from the Malaysian police, written on 19th november 2006 and which has been kept secret until now (can be read below), reveals dry and precise descriptions as to how this young woman, a member of Asian high society, has been killed. In this document, one of the killers, a policeman of the Malaysian Special Branch named Sirul Omar, replied to the questions of an officer at a police station close to the murder scene. “When the Chinese woman saw that I was taking a gun, she begged me to spare her, saying she was pregnant. Azilah (the commanding officer of Sirul) grabbed her and [threw] her on the ground. I immediately shot the left side of her face. Then Azilah took off her clothes and put them in a black plastic bag. Azilah noticed that her hand was still moving. He ordered me to shoot again, which I did”, said Sirul. This is the first confirmation of Altantuya’s assassins’ identity. “Then we carried her body into the woods. Azilah wrapped the explosives around her legs, her abdomen and her head, and we exploded her.”

The revelation of this report in the French newspaper Liberation is the latest chapter in this colourful and dramatic saga featuring French weapon sellers, Mongolian Shaman, and Malaysian politicians. This case is explosive not only for the Malaysian government, since the deputy Prime minister Najib Razak (who is scheduled to become Prime minister at the end of March) is suspected of having links to the case, but also because it could embarrass the DCNS, this French company specialising in military shipbuilding. The French Spanish company Armaris, which sold two Scorpène and one Agosta submarines to Malaysia in June 2002, was bought by DCNS in 2007.

With her magnetic beauty and sophistication, Altantuya is reminiscent of the troubling image of a Far East Mata Hari. She grew up in Saint Petersburg (Russia), then studied at the Institute of Economic Management in Beijing. Besides speaking English, she is fluent in Russian, Chinese and Korean. The fateful cycle for Altantuya came into gear when she met Abdul Razak Baginda in Hong Kong in 2004. Baginda is a security expert and the director of the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre, a pro-government think-tank. The two quickly became romantically involved. Altantuya, nicknamed Tuya by her friends, proved to be a useful assistant, helping Baginda translate from Russian to English.

Whereas Altantuya is young and beautiful, the rich and alluring Baginda is a well known figure of the Kuala Lumpur’s elite, notably because of his proximity to the Malaysian Deputy Prime minister and minister of Defense Najib Razak (he is also his security affairs adviser). Baginda parades in the most exclusive circles of Kuala Lumpur, sometimes accompanied by his legitimate wife.

In March 2005, Altantuya and Baginda departed for Europe, touring France, Germany, Italy and Portugal in the red Ferrari of Baginda, staying in posh hotels and dining in the finest restaurants of the old Continent. This trip, however, was not only for tourism: the contract for the sale of the submarines had been signed in 2002, but important details had yet to be settled. “We knew that Baginda was used by Deputy Prime minister Najib Razak as an intermediary for weapons systems deals, especially the high level ones,” says a regional security affairs expert.

At the end of March 2005 the couple was in Paris, where they met with Najib Razak. A picture shows the threesome in a Parisian private club. “Tuya showed me the pix. She said that one of the men was her boyfriend, Abdul Razak Baginda, and the other the “big boss”, Najib Razak. I asked her if they were brothers because of the names, but she said no, and that Najib Razak was the ‘prime minister’”, said Amy, Altantuya’s best friend (Najib Razak has sworn on the Koran that he has never met Altantuya). According to a private detective, now in hiding in India, the beautiful Tuya was also the occasional mistress of the deputy Prime minister, who was introduced to her by Baginda at the end of 2004.

The story became dramatic when, in October 2006, Altantuya was informed that the commission paid by the French-Spanish company Armaris had arrived on a Kuala Lumpur bank account. It had been paid to Perimekar, a company owned by Baginda. Altantuya rushed to Kuala Lumpur, in order to claim her share of the commission from Baginda ; she said she was entitled to 500,000 dollars. Baginda and Altantuya broke up prior to this. A jealous Rosmah Mansor, the feared businesswoman and wife of Najib Razak, objected any payment to Altantuya. Altantuya arrived in Kuala Lumpur with two other Mongolian women, one of them was a Shaman responsible for putting a spell on Baginda if he refused to pay. For several days, Altantuya harassed her ex-lover.

On the 18th of October, Baginda could no longer tolerate the daily scenes made by Altantuya in front of his house. He contacted the Director of the Special Branch, Musa Safrie, who happened to also be Najib Razak’s aide de camp. On October 19th, 2006, a little before 9 pm, two police officers of the Special Branch, Azilah Hadridan and Sirul Omar, were sent in front of Baginda’s house where Altantuya was gesticulating and shouting. They had the order of “neutralising the Chinese woman.” They kidnapped her, and drove her ten kilometers away and shot her several times. Then, they destroyed her body with C4 explosives, a type which can only be obtained from within the Defense Ministry. Her entry into Malaysia was erased from the immigration records. It would appear that Altantuya had never come to Malaysia, because there is no trace left of her.

There is no perfect crime. The taxi driver hired by Altantuya for the day did not appreciate that his passenger was kidnapped under his eyes without payment for the fare. He took note of the registration plate of the kidnapper’s car and filed a complaint at the local police station. In a few days, the police identified the car and realised that it was a government vehicle.

Events unfolded that even the Deputy Prime minister Najib Razak could not impede. He tried to cover the case. A few hours before the arrest of Baginda, he sent him a SMS: “I will see the Inspector General of Police at 11 am today… The problem will be solved. Be cool”. A few hours after, Baginda was arrested as well as the two police officers of the Special Branch, Azilah and Sirul.

After a trial considered dubious by many observers, Baginda was acquitted with the accusation of having ordered the murder and released in November 2008. Accused of having perpetrated the murder, Azilah and Sirul appeared in front of the Court last month. If convicted, their sentence is death. The verdict is scheduled for the 9th of April.

Thousands of miles from there, in the Mongolian capital city Ulaan Baataar, Shaaribuu Setev, Altantuya’s father, is trying to control his anger. To him and his family, the acquittal and release of Baginda is symbolic of the unfairness of the Malaysian judicial process: “The Malaysian government is not even answering to the letters from the Mongolian Foreign Affairs Ministry,” he says.

When Shaaribuu came to the Malaysian Parliament to meet Najib Razak, the Deputy Prime minister had to escape through a back door in order to avoid an embarrassing encounter. The Altantuya case has become a key element of the Malaysian political game between Najib Razak (who is expected to become Prime Minister after the United Malay Nation Organisation (UMNO) Congress in March) and the opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. So far, Najib Razak has navigated around the obstacles, but the murder of the young Mongolian remains a sword suspended over his head.

One of the most obscure aspects of the Altantuya case is the role of the Armaris company. In October 2007, the Malaysian Deputy Defense minister, Zainal Abdidin Zin, acknowledged in front of the Parliament that Armaris had effectively paid 114 million Euros in commission to Perimekar. He maintained that it was not a bribe, but a payment for “support and coordination services.”

Was there corruption as in the case of the Taiwanese frigates in which the French DCNS was also implicated? DCNS, a private company with public financing, has declined our request for a meeting. “Nobody can comment on this case,” was the sober reply of the DCNS Press relations officer in Paris. A document, which could establish a link between Altantuya and the French company is the guarantee letter written by Abdul Razak Baginda so that his mistress could obtain a visa to enter the Schengen zone (of whom France is a member country). The French embassy could not refuse this service to a man decorated with the Legion d’Honneur. But the role of Altantuya in the submarines negotiations is still not clear. Intelligence agencies find her background intriguing and the Russian FSB (ex-KGB) is following closely the case.

In Ulaan Baataar, Mungunshagai, the eldest son of Altantuya, who is 12 years old, is traumatised by the death of his mother. Altanshagai, the youngest, who is five years old and mentally handicapped, has not understood that he will never see again his mother. “He is asking for her all the time and is staying the whole day prostrated on his chair. Every evening, I bring him sweets and I tell him that his mother gave it to me for him”, says Shaaribuu Setev, the grandfather of the two boys. As for Baginda, he settled down in the United Kingdom with his family. He never uttered a word of regret on the deadly fate of the one who shared his life for two years.

Arnaud Dubus (in Kuala Lumpur, Ulaan Baataar and Paris)