Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unscrupulous PKR Nibong Tebal parliamentarian Tan Tee Beng

Politicians will do for fame or power. They are tempted to do unethical things to win elections or advance their careers, however their petty crimes are not just wrong, but ineffective.

They do not want to do the right thing because their self-interest points them toward doing something bad. The entire political class would be shocked and appalled by the specter of a parliamentarian murdering someone for personal gain. It does not constitute any legitimate reason to do the unethical thing toward their own comrades.

The overwhelming majority of PKR politicians who bother to dedicating their lives to securing vast political power because they actually wanted to accomplish something and get personal benefit. PKR Nibong Tebal parliamentarian Tan Tee Beng is a typical example.

He had been successfully launching scathing verbal attack on PKR deputy president Syed Husin and DAP secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to gain unethical political mileage.

He waded into controversy as his remarks created a huge flutter. The unethical behavior was censured and concerns had been raised about the misconduct.

He apologized to Syed Husin Ali and retracted his remarks made against the PKR deputy president after two-hour disciplinary committee meeting at the PKR headquarters in Kuala Lumpur but not DAP secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

The question arises : Should we support PKR and their unscrupulous politicians?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Doing the extremists' dirty work

Prime Minister Najib Razak said desecration of houses of worship and dumping severed pig heads at mosques did not reflect 1Malaysia's failure. Rather, such incidents showed that there was a need for such a concept for Malaysians.

He said the torching of churches and surau and dumping pig heads at mosques might be the work of extremists.

Ironically, the political beliefs of the extremists are not widely shared even within their own radical societies. It is largely rhetorical and has strategic plans to carry out violent acts.

It can be argued that in the everlasting multi-racial society conflict for instance - the right to live without fear and intimidation and the right to dignity are against the work of extremists to create hatred and anti-racism environment.

Bound together by the desire for peace and prosperity of better future, various races of Malaysian can overcoming differences under 1 Malaysia.

However, the question of how to overcoming racial differences are still much debated.

Whether or not we believe, the fact remains that the best selected remedy to overcome racial differences are still 1Malaysia.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Anwar is responsible for the collapse of Pakatan Rakyat

Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor Anwar Ibrahim has been forced to apologise for his wrong choice of candidates in the 2008 general election.

The emergence of his apology can be understood in the political context of recent longstanding tensions in the Pakatan Rakyat.

Interestingly, the incidence seems would explain why to date there has been so many overt and covert criticism of his leadership either within the country or internationally.

This unleashed an ongoing yet remarkably silent controversy and internal crisis around the leadership in Pakatan Rakyat.

It witnessed the emergence of another kind of war that PKR is struggling within the opposition pact, namely Malay dominated PAS and Chinese-based DAP.

Ironically, politics are structured along explicit ethnic’s lines and political differences have always been a feature of the Malaysian community.

It was claimed by the analyst that the central political reality of Malaysia has been the ethnic cleavage between Malays and non-Malays which opposition is being seen as weak and unable to handle.

By choosing shaky and unclean candidates which stabbed him in the back, it is giving fodder that the opposition is on the verge of collapse.

The questions arise: When will opposition coalition collapse happen? Will the opposition leaders sit by and let it happen?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nik Aziz says Zahrain should quit as MP

Bayan Baru Member MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim, who left the Pakatan coalition and declared himself an Independent MP on Friday, should quit being the MP for the constituency and pave the way for a by-election, said PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

Nik Aziz, who is also Kelantan Mentri Besar, said Zahrain had betrayed the trust of voters in the constituency.

Ironically, the voters in Bayan Baru should keep their MP on their toes and make sure he does not betray the trust voters have put in them. They should consider it the most important vote that they had ever cast.

All those who betrayed the voters' trust should be punished and out of the office.

Bayan Baru Member MP Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim will be remembered as having betrayed the trust of their voters.

Powerful enough that he has made the voters afraid of supporting the PKR.

Undeniably, PKR has lost the reputation that the voters can trust. It’s not hard to understand why.

Anyway, what should the disappointed voters do? What can they do? Are they going to correct what is wrong?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

PERC talking through its nose

All reports must be evidence-based in order to compete and survive. Unfortunately, it does not seem to be the case for the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC).

Its reports are 'nonsensical' and coming from people who knew nothing about the country. Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has lambasted the Hong Kong-based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) for giving the impression that Malaysia was veering towards instability.

Likening PERC as "talking through their nose", he said its reports had obvious ulterior motives with no intention of helping.

"We are not asking them to help us anyway. We are helping ourselves and we don't need their comments because I think a lot of other people know and can evaluate us very objectively.

"We are not basing it on emotions but facts and reality."

"The fact is, Malaysians are happy and are not facing any major disaster or racial trouble in the country... So, what are they talking about? I think they (PERC) must be talking through their nose,"

Muhyiddin also described the PERC report as 'nonsensical' and coming from people who knew nothing about the country."

"I don't think we need to react to all these nonsensical reports coming from people who know nothing about the country. Maybe, those guys are sitting at a table somewhere in a remote corner of Hong Kong," he said.

In its report, PERC cited several developments in Malaysia, including the theft of military jet engines, detention of terror suspects from a number of African and Middle East countries, arson at some churches and mosque as well as the ongoing sodomy trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

The question arises: Is PERC had a hidden agenda by talking through its nose?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nasir Safar denied over ‘racist’ remarks

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s aide Datuk Nasir never intended to make any derogatory remarks. He spoke at length on the contributions made by all races in developing the country.

However, he will tender his resignation after allegedly saying “Indians came to Malaysia as beggars and Chinese especially the women came to sell their bodies” at a 1 Malaysia seminar in Malacca, comments that undermined the Prime Minister's recent charm offensive.

Nasir had earlier denied the claims, but a statement from the Prime Minister's Department tonight said the senior aide will quit his post.

“The remarks allegedly made by Nasir in Malacca today do not in any way reflect the views of the Prime Minister,” the statement said.

“Nasir never intended to make any derogatory remarks. He spoke at length on the contributions made by all races in developing the country.

“Nevertheless, Nasir apologizes for any offence caused ... and in light of this, will tender his resignation.”

“I did not say the word ‘pendatang (immigrant)’. I only said the country has been successful as the Chinese and the Indians from those days until today have been coming here to work,” Nasir told The Malaysian Insider in a telephone interview.

He also dismissed claims that he had threatened to revoke the citizenships of non-Malays who demanded that their rights be respected.

“I did not threaten anyone, and I have never intended to do that. You know I’m very close to MIC people. I only said it is not good for any community to make so much demands as other communities will retaliate,” said Nasir, who used to be a Johor state assemblyman and division chief.