Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The ugly Politician.


Next time we must advise our donors from foreign countries, this is how they should print on each donated item with "safe edible ink", before they ship it to our shores. There are unscrupulous politicians who will "hijack" these donations and sell them to crony companies to make profits for themselves.

Kindly notify all embassies and high commissions immediately, please. 
Thank you.
A very poor and concerned Malaysian. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

PSM - Dr. Jeyakumar Devaraj.

We need to learn from this debacle and continue working towards a more inclusive and equitable Malaysia, says Jeyakumar Devaraj.

The events of the past 10 days might be bewildering for many Malaysians. Alliances were formed and dissolved within hours, and various players issued contradictory statements.
But it makes more sense when we look at the interests and intentions of the main players – Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Azmin Ali, Anwar Ibrahim and Muhyiddin Yassin. Here’s my take on it.
Mahathir
Mahathir is at the centre of the latest development – though I do not think he wanted it to unfold at this point. Since the 1960s, Mahathir has made no secret of his belief that, for an ethnic group to succeed in the modern era, it needs its share of scientists, bankers, professionals, business people and millionaires – a modern bourgeoisie!

In Mahathir’s assessment, merely preserving the old Malay elite comprising the feudal aristocracy, landlords and the royalty would not be enough for the Malays to hold their own in the modern world. There needed to be a Malay bourgeoisie.
And he has spent the major portion of his life in developing this Malay bourgeoisie by hook or by crook. To be fair to him, he has succeeded to a certain extent. There are now many Malay professionals, academicians, scientists, business people and millionaires.
However, Mahathir feels that there is still a need for the Malaysian state to continue playing an active role in promoting and building the Malay bourgeoisie given the vigour of the Chinese Malaysian business community, the rise of China and the predatory multinational companies from the US, Europe and Japan.
He was apprehensive that the Pakatan Harapan leaders – Lim Guan Eng and Anwar – would not do what was necessary to protect and promote the nascent Malay bourgeoisie. The former believes too much in the free market and is too cosy with Chinese capital while the latter is too friendly with foreign interests and might agree to compromise the Malaysian state’s capacity to nurture the Malay bourgeoisie – eg by agreeing to the investor-state dispute mechanism and government procurement clauses in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and other similar trade deals.
So Mahathir, I think, was ambivalent about PH remaining in power for more than a term from the very start. For him, the PH represented the only way for him to remove the kleptocrats within Umno. He felt that Umno could not be reformed from within, as those in power were too entrenched. So he had to join up with the DAP and PKR to cleanse Umno of the “crooks”.
But from the beginning, Mahathir felt that he could not depend on the PH to safeguard and complete his lifetime project of creating and nurturing the Malay bourgeoisie. He needed to pass the government to a Malay-majority government, which commit to continuing the “Malay Agenda”. So he brought in MPs from Umno to bolster Bersatu and began cosying up to Umno and Pas.
It might also be the reason he promoted Azmin to become a federal minister – to weaken PKR by worsening the friction between Anwar and Azmin, so that if Bersatu could not be bolstered up enough to play a defining role in PH, the weakened PH would lose to Umno (cleansed of the worst kleptocrats) in the next general election.
This could also be the reason he didn’t countermand Lim Guan Eng’s decision in May-June 2018 to stop subsidy payments of RM300 per month to over 70,000 traditional fishermen and the rubber price support system that kicked in and supported 200,000 rubber smallholders each time the price of cup lump (scrap rubber) dipped below RM2.20 per kilogram.
Cabinet meetings take place weekly. It would have been a simple thing for Mahathir to highlight to Guan Eng the political folly of cutting these subsidies given that PH had only bagged less than 20% of the rural Malay vote and Umno and Pas were going around canvassing the point that the government had passed to non-Malay control and that the wellbeing of Malays would be undermined.
However, Mahathir kept quiet on this issue, probably thinking to himself, “Go ahead if you want to shoot yourself in the foot!”
Mahathir is a master politician with clear aims: clean up Umno and then ensure the administration of the country is back in the hands of those who genuinely support the agenda to protect and develop the Malay bourgeoisie. And he has been transparent in his position regarding the Malay bourgeoisie right from the 1960s.
(Disclaimer: The fact I can see where Mahathir is coming from does not mean that I agree with his approach to building the Malaysian nation. And I haven’t touched on the harm he has done to the Malaysian poor of all races through his programme of privatisation. Nor have I brought in the various ways he weakened institutions like the judiciary and concentrated power in the office of the PM as these important issues aren’t central to the power struggle that is taking place.)
Azmin
Azmin’s initiation of the coup on Saturday, 22 February, threw Mahathir’s plans into disarray. Many Malaysians now see Azmin as the villain of the piece as he set into motion the events that led to the unravelling of the PH government. But let’s look at the situation from Azmin’s vantage point.

Azmin was Anwar’s trusted lieutenant since the Refomasi days in 1998. He did prison time because of his association with Anwar. He stayed faithful to the cause even when PKR did badly in 2004 and it was left with only a solitary seat in Parliament. Azmin was there through the bleakest periods.
But when the winds changed and Pakatan Rakyat took five states in 2008, Anwar put Khalid Ibrahim, a former Umno man who had just crossed over to PKR a few months earlier, into the post of Chief Minister of Selangor, a post that Azmin had wanted.
Why did Anwar do this? Azmin is intelligent, articulate and capable. He can run a state efficiently as his stint as Menteri Besar after the “Kajang Move” shows. Why wasn’t he given the chief minister’s in 2008?
I think Anwar was paranoid about Azmin’s growing popularity within PKR. Anwar feared Azmin would emerge as a challenger to him if allowed to assume the powerful position of chief minister of the richest state in the federation. So Anwar put Khalid – a newcomer without the extensive networks that Azmin had within the party – in the chief minister’s post.
Anwar’s attempt to “contain” Azmin did not end there. At every PKR election – 2010, 2014 and in 2018 – Azmin went for the deputy president’s position. He never challenged Anwar or Wan Azizah for the post of president.
But Anwar always kept backing challengers to Azmin – Zaid Ibrahim in 2010, Saifuddin Nasution in 2014 and Rafizi in 2018 – but tellingly, they all lost. When the Kajang move backfired in 2014, and Anwar was unable to take the chief minister’s post, again Anwar attempted to block Azmin’s ascent to the post. But this time, Azmin outfoxed Anwar, and served as a fairly competent chief minister.
Azmin’s elevation to the powerful portfolio of economic affairs minister after the 2018 general election further worsened the tension between him and Anwar. Was this an innocent appointment, or was the master tactician setting the scene for the weakening of the PKR?
For Azmin, the outcome of the meeting of the PH presidential council on 21 February 2020 was a disaster. It meant that Anwar would probably become the prime minister within a year. Given Anwar’s vindictiveness towards Azmin, Zuraida Kamaruddin and team, Azmin felt he had a lot to lose when that happened. So he launched a pre-emptive strike.
However, Azmin seriously misread Mahathir’s game plan. Azmin could see that Mahathir was working to increase Malay dominance in the government. But he didn’t realise that for Mahathir, cleansing Umno by removing the kleptocrats was a non-negotiable issue. It had to be done before power could be passed back to Umno.
So, of course, Mahathir was upset – both with Azmin and with Bersatu. The coup had come too soon. Umno’s ascension to the ruling position might lead to the watering down of charges against the very people he had come out of retirement and worked so hard to excise from Umno. Mahathir’s flip-flops in the week after the coup are understandable if viewed from this perspective.
Anwar
Another leading if tragic figure in the current saga. Anwar has contributed hugely to Malaysian politics.

In 1998, after his expulsion from government, he took on Mahathir – not by using the race card or religion (which he could have, as he was recognised as leader of the Malaysian Muslim Youth Movement (Abim), but by focusing on governance, fighting corruption, and asking for justice for all and welfare for the poor.
He is well read, and his views on Islam are much more inclusive of non-Muslims. After 50 years of Independence, he brought a new discourse to the political scene, and it had wide resonance with both Malays and non-Malays. This discourse remains a viable foundation of a “Malaysia baru” (new Malaysia) that many Malaysians hope for.

Anwar also paid a huge personal price for challenging the Umno political establishment. He was stripped of his deputy prime minister’s post, charged with sodomy and humiliated publicly, jailed twice after trials that did not seem quite fair. He has sacrificed quite a bit.

But he has serious flaws. He has had a lot of difficulty in keeping his friends and allies with him. Apart from Azmin, several other political leaders who, after working closely with Anwar for a while, parted company, most of them acrimoniously – Khalid Ibrahim, Chandra Muzaffar, S Nallakaruppan, Zuraida, and many others. So it is not just Azmin – only he stayed on much longer than the others.
It is no secret many PKR leaders, including a score of PKR MPs, were formerly loyal to Anwar but took Azmin’s side in the power tussle between the two. I do not believe that it was because of monetary considerations. Many of them, I think, had issues with Anwar’s leadership style – allegedly making unilateral decisions, undermining democratic institutions within the party, using henchmen to bend or even break the rules – all driven by a certain degree of paranoia (which has now become self-fulfilling).
Mahathir never recanted his statements in 1998-1999 that Anwar was not a fit person to be the prime minister. However, he has always said he would keep his promise in 2018 to hand over power because a promise is a promise. Anwar had a chance to form the government at mid-week, but reportedly could only find support from 92 MPs from DAP, PKR and Amanah. The leaders of Bersatu, Warisan and GPS were unwilling to support Anwar’s bid to become prime minister.
Muhyiddin
Muhiyddin’s role in this coup attempt is intriguing. Here is a man who sacked from the post of deputy prime minister and from Umno because of his opposition to the misuse of public funds by the then prime minister. He teams up with Mahathir and contests the elections under a PH ticket. His party is rewarded richly in terms of cabinet positions. Yet he breaks from Pakatan Harapan and teams up with Umno leaders, including those who played a role in sacking him.

What is driving Muhyiddin and the Bersatu team to re-join a coalition that includes the very people they rebelled against not so long ago? Assuming that Muhyiddin and the Bersatu team are acting rationally based on their perception of the situation, what could be the main elements of their collective perception?
I can offer two – the first is that the PH is a losing wicket in terms of building Malay political support. Staying on as part of PH would be political suicide for a party contesting in Malay-majority constituencies.
The second, linked to the first, was the perception that PH was undermining the “Malay Agenda” as it was committed to “meritocracy”, trimming subsidies to poorer sectors, promoting market-based solutions and downsizing the public sector. Unease with Anwar’s leadership style might be yet another reason.
Lost opportunity
In retrospect, PH lost the propaganda battle for the hearts and minds of the Malay population. None of the PH parties had grassroots networks that could rival Pas’ and Umno’s, so they were unable to effectively counter Umno propaganda that the PH was “anti Malay”.

It would have been possible for PH to have canvassed more actively for Malay support from the bottom 40% of households. For example, PH could have kept the allocations for the rural low-income group constant but ensured full transparency. It could have put up on the internet the amount budgeted for each type of aid for the rural population so that local communities could monitor the implementation of the various projects – repairing houses, building People’s Housing Project homes, repairing suraus and community halls, etc. This process has remained opaque, and local communities are unable to check whether the local elite has siphoned out a percentage of the allocation.
Ensuring transparency and mobilising the local communities to monitor the implementation of the projects for them would have been a huge eye-opener – especially if, after a year, party workers compared the number of projects completed with the previous year’s and pointed out that the total allocation had remained the same. That would have immediately drawn attention to the fact that under the previous administration, there must have been a lot of leakages.
Similarly, in urban areas, PH workers could have had meetings with low-cost flat residents, documented the maintenance work and repairs needed, and applied to the local government for the funds to do these necessary repairs. A huge percentage of the urban low-income group live in these high-rise slums. Efforts to clean up these flats and make them more inhabitable would have won a lot of support for the PH government. The funds required would have been affordable for the federal government.
Our elderly are struggling with depleted savings. A universal pension scheme of RM300 per month to all those above 70 who are without pensions of any sort and assets of less than RM100,000 would have touched many families and won PH much support. It would have cost only about RM3bn annually and would have brought much relief to the elderly.
If PH had followed the above strategies, it would now have been in a position to challenge the usurpers to dissolve Parliament and go for a fresh general election. But PH does not dare do that now as it is highly possible it would lose the vast majority of its Malay-majority seats to Umno-Pas.
PH displayed a lack of sensitivity that it received only about 25–30% of the total Malay votes cast in the 2018 general election – a case of living in denial? – and that it would have to work hard to counter the propaganda Umno would throw at them.
There were insufficient attempts to forge a consensus within PH on how best to assuage Malay anxieties and win their support. Some in PH who acted on the assumption of the lazy Malay who had been spoilt rotten by subsidies (”dedak”) that BN threw at them such that they had developed a “subsidy mentality” and an “entitlement syndrome” from which they had to be weaned. It was a shallow, chauvinistic assessment – and a very costly one at that!
This entire episode shows that many Malaysians remain stuck in their ethnic silos. So ethnic-based parties powered the political process, shaping the narrative of “us against them”, which many Malaysians subscribe to.
Wanted: More inclusive politics
Can Malaysia ever get the reforms we need if we do not reach out to the “other”? A good way of starting down the road of inclusive politics is to find out more about poverty groups among the “other” and work with them to resolve their problems.

PH could have adopted the so-called “Malay Agenda” and continued with the twin objectives of eradicating poverty irrespective of race and addressing ethnic imbalances in the modern sectors of the economy – aren’t these policy objectives that all fair-minded people would agree to?
And PH could have done it more efficiently by closing off the loopholes that allowed certain elites to plunder these allocations for their own benefit. These twin objectives are important for the creation of a more equitable and stable society. PH should have taken ownership of that project, tweaking it a little to make it inclusive of the non-Malay poor as well. They would then have been in a much better position to weather the current political storm.
Ultimately, we, the ordinary citizens, are also to blame:
for being too complacent
for failing to soothe the anxieties and insecurities that decades of ethnic-based politicking had fanned
for not liberating ourselves from the stereotypes we hold about other ethnic groups
for not being more sensitive to the problems others face
for not doing more to reach out across the ethnic divide
We need to learn from this debacle and continue working towards a more inclusive and equitable Malaysia. We should never give up! And we should take heart that there are many people of goodwill in all ethnic groups – people who would like to see justice and harmony prevail in the country.

Let’s identify each other and work together for the long-term project of building a better Malaysia.
Jeyakumar Devaraj

Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj, a long-time Aliran member and contributor, served as Member of Parliament for Sungai Siput from 2008 to 2018. A respiratory physician who was awarded a gold medal for community service, he is also a secretariat member of the Coalition Against Health Care Privatisation and chairperson of the Socialist Party of Malaysia
Copied&Pasted  from my FB friend Mo Halim

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Syabas Tuanku!

It's good to know that the sultans are taking a more active role in managing Islam in their states. This multi-cultural multi-religious country does not tolerate "hate" to be propogated by a few rotten racists creating disharmony amongst us. It is instances like what the Sultans of Selangor and Johor did that is heart warming to the rakyat. 

We need education at the earliest ages to promote unity and acceptance of each other regardless of ethnicity, race or religion. We don't need politicians and their so-called "unity government" slogans which is only used for votes. No, we don't need a unity government but a good set of education system.

Let's hope the new government weed out all hate-mongers and preachers and bring them to justice. As for the actions of our 2 sultans mentioned above, I say "Syabas and Daulat Tuanku"!👏👏👏
Read here for the full story.


Friday, September 20, 2019

a one term wonder called PH!

Zuraida: 'One-term gov't' critics are traitors

Susan Loone  |  Published:   |  Modified: 
Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin described as "traitors" detractors who have labelled Pakatan Harapan as a one-term government.... yeah rite!
She said before GE14, Harapan leaders only knew "half-truths" about the real situation of the BN government....then why did you go to ceremas and accused the then government BN like you knew the whole damn truth?? That's fitnah, right?
"Now that we know the other half, we are in the middle of things, we have to see left and right before we make decisions as we want what is best for the people," Zuraida said in Tanjong Tokong, Penang today....EUREKA ! Don't treat us like kids lah, moron. 
"It is not that we cannot do this or that," she added, referring to Harapan's GE14 manifesto which remains mostly unfulfilled....speaking like a true forked-tongue politician now! Kipitup, Dongibap!
"Those who keep saying we are a one-term government are traitors to the country," she said....Go tell that to your boss, the MahaFiruan! 
Zuraida made the remark during her speech as PKR vice-president at the party's Tanjung, Jelutong and Bagan divisions joint AGM (photo, below).
Critics of the new government had labelled Harapan a one-term wonder due to its shifting policies and reversals of several key policy decisions....I admit I am one of those you are now labelling as traitor BUT where were you when I was tear-gassed, chased by FRU and water-cannoned from ALL the demonstrations and by-elections I attended with my like-minded brothers and sisters since 2006  for change and reforms in my country? 
Even DAP senior leader Lim Kit Siang asked if Harapan could still win the GE15 in 2023...and for once, this old man is NOT lying or living in denial, woman!
Some quarters are also sore with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for defending controversial foreign preacher Zakir Naik although several police reports have been lodged against the latter accusing him of racism....YES! that MahaFiruan MUST resign/step down immediately because HE is the real traitor to the rakyat. He lies and speaks with a fork-tongue and puts a pariah from India's presence before that of the tax-paying voters of Malaysia. He betrayed every non-Malay by protecting that pariah from India who has insulted every citizen of Malaysia and their religious beliefs. And you must adore both the pariah from India and the racist MahaFiruan,no?  
Zuraida cited the case of the National Service Training Programme (PLKN) which was nearly abolished by Harapan after winning GE14 in May last year....sure, copy and paste BN's modules and award these "child-killer" NS camp contracts to YOUR cronies now. Same shit different packaging! Stupid! 
However, the decision was overturned when Putrajaya said the programme would be reformed rather than abolished outright....yadayadayada...

"Yes, Umno has gained much from it so we wanted to shut it down but then we thought of all the poor workers from the kampung who will lose their jobs," she said.....how touching ! Your kampung relatives must be queueing up for hand-outs now!  
"So we had to find a better solution, we will take time to reform, this decision may not please everyone but it would be the best for all," she said....are you sure you know what's best for ALL?? Seriously? 
She said the government was now led by Dr Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister.... WOW, another EUREKA !
"I am often told that I do not know Dr Mahathir Mohamad and yes, of course I do not know him. But we are in government now and we must follow whatever decision has been made (by the cabinet)"....Don't get your knickers-in-a-knot woman, nobody knows that old MahaFiruan for sure. He lied and ruled everyone for 22 years and again we are idiots to "give him that second chance" to lie to us again. What fools we all are! And that includes you too Zuraida!
Zuraida said it was too early to judge or punish the Harapan government and label it a one-term administration, adding her ministry was rather fast in implementing policies which were ignored by the previous administration....yeah, like selling our "unsold homes" to the Hongkies? What is wrong with you dummy? Do you know how many in our population do not even own a house? As it is, a sizeable amount of land has already been sold during the then BN government era to the mainland Chinese under the guise of "foreign investors" both in a Southern state and prime areas in Kuala Lumpur. Have you no shame at all?         
"We must not judge so soon, we have to defend the government," Zuraida said....14 months and still crying for more time. Even a baby out from the womb walks in 14 months!
Zuraida also downplayed the latest PAS-Umno collaboration which the two opposition parties said was done for Malay Muslim unity.....Who cares about those frustrated losers of UMNO-PAS? What unity you talking about? Do you know unity today is worse then the time of plunderers, thieves and rogues of the BN era?
Asked if the tie-up would threaten support for the Harapan government, the minister said, "No, as the rakyat on the ground are still multiracial"....my arse, Zuraida. When was the last time you really went "down" on the ground? As long as that pariah preacher from India remains here and the MahaFiruan and your cabinet are deaf of the tax-paying rakyat's pleas and demands to send that pariah back, start uniting ALL as Malaysians, close down JAKIM, sack Mazlee, Wan Azizah, Syed Saddique and the MahaFiruan, I promise you, PH will be a 1 term wonder party! Go ahead and call me whatever! 
Its not that I hate PH, BUT I love my country, Malaysia more! 
**parenthesis in red, mine.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Sri Lanka Terror Attacks -*Watch the video*

            BBC Frets Over “Nervous and Afraid” Muslims 
             Following Islamic Terror Attacks in Sri Lanka


              Is anyone concerned about Christians?

           


Following attacks by Islamic terrorists that 
killed hundreds of people in Sri Lanka, BBC 
News expressed concern for “nervous and 
afraid” Muslims.
BBC News’ live coverage of the aftermath of the
bombings, which primarily targeted Catholic 
Christians, made a point of highlighting how 
“Sri Lankan Muslims are left nervous and afraid.”
This would be as absurd as worrying about the
 safety of  white people following the Christchurch
 mosque massacre.
As we highlighted yesterday, instead of focusing
on the  perpetrators, some media outlets chose 
to make the issue about the reaction of the ‘far-right’.
The Washington Post published a story entitled 
Christianity under attack? Sri Lanka church 
bombings stoke far-right anger in the West.
Another article published by UK outlet LBC 
cites an analyst who worries that the Sri Lanka 
massacre “may lead to further violence against 
Muslims”.
Given that nearly 800 people, many of them 
Catholics, have just been killed or injured by 
Muslim extremists, is anyone concerned about 
Christians?

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In Memorial

For those whose lives came to an abrupt and violent end on Easter morning in Sri Lanka.
                                                                Rest in Peace.



Tuesday, April 02, 2019

As my late Amachee will say..."No Geography" pt. II

Below I re-produce a letter by a Malaysian lady I guess and by God, whose name I cannot remember now, enjoy this piece of government servant "slap-stick" reality. I nicked it off from the net a few months ago and I wish someone here will help in crediting that person. And to our dumb Education minister Mazlee, you certainly are a bloody CHIMP old chap  ! Now read on.....

My recent  experience  in Malaysia applying for Malaysian  citizenship for my daughter has left me with  some  mixed feelings about the quality of people in the civil service there. They were kind, approachable and courteous; but their level of ignorance about the world left me flabbergasted and concerned. 😓😓😓

1. I'd written in my daughter's  application form that we were residing  in the United Kingdom. The first clerk asks her colleague : "takde  United Kingdom dalam sistem, guna apa?"
2nd clerk replies, "Cuba United Kingdom of Amerika." 
Both then turn to me,  "Puan,  takde United Kingdom dalam sistem, boleh letak United Kingdom  of Amerika, ke? " 
I say to them, "itu United States  of America.  Kalau takde United Kingdom, guna Great Britain." 
"Puan, Great Britain pun takde, cuma Britain.". 
"Gunalah Britain. kalau takde Britain, gunalah England!". 
So they select "Britain " in their computer system.

2.Tempat lahir: - I'd  written, "Cambridge,  Cambridgeshire ".
"Puan, mana hospital ini?  Mesti  tulis  nama hospital. "
So I show her the birth certificate,  "Rosie  maternity hospital, Cambridge. Cambridgeshire."
"Tak boleh.  Puan. Potong yang ini  dan tulis nama hospital. Lepas sain  di  tepi,."

3. Place of first entry into Malaysia, I'd  followed the date stamp in my daughter's passport, "KL International".
"Salah ni, Puan. Mesti tulis 'airport'. 
To which i showed  her the stamp in my daughter's  passport. I replied to her, "kalau tulis airport aje,  Malaysia  banyak airport." "Tapi I ikut cakap engkau. Tambah perkataan 'airport' dalam borang".

4. I'd  brought both my Malaysian birth certs, as the sponsoring parent and both my daughter's  UK  birth certs.
"Puan, nombor  sijil lahir mana ni?"
So I replied,  "gunalah nombor siri official. Satu sijil lahir  sementara dari hospital and satu sijil lahir  rasmi yang datang kemudian. Malaysia pun begini ". Show her both my Malaysian  birth certs. "Oh ya, Malaysia  pun begini". She happily copies the number from the official  UK register  of births and deaths.

5. Race and ethnicity question.  There are only 4 options: Melayu, India, Cina, Lain2.
I state my daughter as Lain2 (campuran).
"Eh, Puan. Takde kategori campuran".
So I reply, "orang Senoi kahwin Cina macam  mana? Kadazan kahwin Cina ? "
She said, "Kalau semenanjung,  boleh ikut bapa atau mak . Kalau Sabah dan Sarawak, ikut bapa"
I reply, "tapi anak  saya memang campuran. Separuh Cina,  separuh  Inggeris."
"Tak boleh, Puan. Mesti pilih  satu aje".
"Kalau  begini, tulislah ikut saya, sebab  saya warganegara  Malaysia, letak  'Cina'.
So we see now how the racial policies continue to be perpetuated in Malaysia, and we are no where closer to becoming an integrated Malaysian race.😭

6. Worst of all. 3 clerks picked up my daughter's  passport, looked at the cover and then asked me, "ini paspot Amerika, ke?"
Do they  not read? The words, "United Kingdom of Great Britain  and Ireland" and the British crest is emblazoned  on the front!!! What has happened to geography lessons in school?😧

 This leaves me wondering if my first application for my daughter's  Malaysian  citizenship  failed because of ineptitude in the civil service. That application took them 3 years to process and to reply.
When I asked at Kementerian Luar  Negeri concerning doing an appeal towards that rejection, the reply was , "Kami tak terima rayuan, buat  applikasi baru di Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara. (JPN)."😟

So this latest  application at JPN is posted to have at least 12 months processing time now, according to their public service notice.

7. Worst of all, when the end was in site, the clerk failed to take a clear fingerprint from my 4 year old daughter. The thumb print  smudged  on the completed form, she ran off to her supervisor in a tizzy. Came back and said, "minta  maaf la Puan. Kena buat semula borang ini."

Total process took a day's  travel to KLN, Putrajaya and JPN, Putrajaya. Then another day at JPN  Kampar, Perak.

By the way, if you are making photocopies  for this application, do remember  to reduce your UK marriage certificate to A4 size as they rejected my A3 photocopy  and sent me out to get another  one done in A4 size.😩 also, remember to write 'tiada' in any blank line in the form,  or they will return it to you.

Cheers to you..... who-ever you are !


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

PARty Pooper !

Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun (pic above) will resign as Seremban International Golf Club (SIGC) president after members voted to overturn a decision by the management to ban the sale of beer at its premises.

This is how religious fanatics impose their personal agendas into "private members' social and sporting clubs".( here ). We don't know how long this International Golf club has been operating but the story goes to say its been selling alcohol for decades and this PH idiot has threaten with an ultimatum he'd resign as customary president if the golf club continued to sell beers. Do you see how selfish this mb is ? Just because he does not drink beer, he'd deprive an age old tradition of grown merry men and women having their pint of ale !  

Well now that he has been told to fuck-off by so many members and the general "joe" public, he should just stay away from every outlet that serves alcohol including any 5-star hotel. And while he should be banned from any premise that served beers, perhaps he should also take off that kafir's attire and opt for the Arab's jubba and camel for transport. I blame that old MahaFiruan for appointing these closet mullahs into public office where we  tax-payers have to clothe and feed these suffering fools. 

Now in his hour of shame from being ousted by the club's members, he'd soon be sending his foot-soldiers to subtly harass this sporting institution for the slightest of reasons from liquor and brewerage licenses to parking and social event permits.

Thank God, the state's royal family is more level headed and have always enjoyed a round of golf for recreation !


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Somebody HELP !





Malaysian Lew Yee Hong (centre), who is seeking citizenship for his daughter who was born in Perak to him and his Filipino wife, is seen here with his lawyers Larissa Ann Louis and Annou Xavier March 14, 2019. — Picture by Ida Lim
Malaysian Lew Yee Hong (centre), who is seeking citizenship for his daughter who was born in Perak to him and his Filipino wife, is seen here with his lawyers Larissa Ann Louis and Annou Xavier March 14, 2019. — Picture by Ida Lim

Lawyer: Malaysian-born child declared 

non-citizen can’t seek citizenship without 

proving statelessness




KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — A child who was born in Malaysia and registered by local authorities as a non-citizen has to first prove she is “stateless” before she can use a constitutional provision to be recognised as Malaysian, the High Court here was told.
Today was the hearing of the bid for Malaysian citizenship and a Malaysian identity card by the 13-year-old child who was born to a Malaysian father and Filipino mother. All three were present in court today.
High Court judge Datuk Faizah Jamaluddin suggested that the child would be considered stateless, as her birth certificate states that she is “bukan warganegara” or non-citizen and since she had not applied for citizenship in the Philippines.
Senior federal counsel Maisarah Juhari, who represented the Malaysian government, however said the girl is not considered “stateless” or a person who has no nationality, as her two biological parents including her Filipino mother was known.
Maisarah noted as example that the child would have to first seek citizenship in the Philippines before coming to the Malaysian government to seek citizenship if the Philippine government does not recognise her.
“Section 1(e) cannot be applied because she is not a stateless person,” she told the court.
The child is relying on two constitutional pathways in her bid to be recognised as a Malaysian, including Article 14(1)(b) of the Federal Constitution read together with Section 1(e) of Part II of the Second Schedule of the Constitution.
In order to be recognised as a Malaysian citizen by operation of law, Section 1(e) requires a person born in Malaysia to be “not born a citizen of any country”.
The alternative constitutional provision that the child is relying on is Article 15A of the Federal Constitution, where the federal government has the power to register any person below the age of 21 as a citizen “in special circumstances as it deems fit”.
The child’s lawyer Annou Xavier earlier noted that the Federal Constitution does not define “special circumstances” and that the granting of citizenship under Article 15A was purely at the Home Minister’s discretion, but also highlighted the January 31, 1962 Hansard which recorded parliamentary proceedings when the government tried to introduce Article 15A.
The then deputy prime minister Tun Abdul Razak was recorded as having explained the term “special circumstances” under Article 15A by saying the government will possibly register a child who probably has no parents here or who “obviously has attachment to the country” as a citizen, also saying: “This is merely to give discretion to the government in cases of hardship and in cases where the government thinks that it is in the interest of the child and the country that the child be registered as a citizen.”
Private interest vs national interest?
The High Court judge also questioned if the child, being unable to go to school, due to her lack of citizenship would fall under “special circumstances”, also suggesting it would be in the national interest for the child to be given schooling opportunity as she was born and lives in Malaysia with her Malaysian father.
“Isn’t it a matter of national interest, if this child doesn’t go to school but she becomes wayward — I’m not saying she is — isn’t that going to affect the country anyway?” the judge asked.
Maisarah argued however that the Hansard did not only refer to a person’s private right or a child’s interest but also involves national interest, also saying that the government had last year said “stateless” children would be able to go to school.
Long wait
The child was born in Perak in November 2006, with the Malaysian father Lew Yee Hong and the Filipino mother later registering their marriage in Perak on January 31, 2008.
Lew then applied on February 20, 2008 for citizenship for his daughter but received no response at all, causing him to then apply for a second time on October 13, 2011 only to receive a rejection letter over a year later on December 17, 2012.
Lew then mounted a third attempt on September 9, 2013 but received a rejection almost three years later on August 5, 2016, leading him to file the lawsuit together with his child against the latest rejection.
Annou later confirmed to reporters that all three unsuccessful applications by Lew — which spanned eight years — were made under Article 15A.
Annou today highlighted in court that the government did not give any reasons for its refusal to recognise the child as a Malaysian, but Maisarah later argued that the government and the home minister was not obliged under any local laws to provide reasons.
Citing Section 2 of Part III of the Second Schedule of the Federal Constitution, Maisarah argued that the home minister’s refusal to grant citizenship under Article 15A cannot be appealed or reviewed in court, but said Lew could apply for citizenship again under Article 15A.
"It’s not for the court to step in the shoes of the government (and say) ‘No, this is special circumstances and court will grant citizenship by Article 15A’. Because Article 15A only grants power to the federal government and the minister,” she added.
Maisarah also told the court today that parties had previously tried to settle the child’s citizenship issue before the hearing today, but noted that there was “no answer yet” from the federal government or the Home Ministry.
The High Court today fixed May 2 for lawyers from both sides to provide further clarification. Lawyers who held a watching brief today are G. Manimegalai for the Bar Council, Siti Kasim for the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), Nurainie Haziqah Shafi’i for Yayasan Chow Kit and Ranee Sreedharan for the Development of Human Resources for Rural Areas (DHRRA) Malaysia.
Lew and his daughter filed for judicial review on October 28, 2016 against the Home Ministry secretary-general, the National Registration Department’s director-general and the government of Malaysia, with the duo granted leave by the High Court on December 13, 2016 to proceed with the challenge where they are seeking six court orders.

** and we have hundreds if not thousands granted Malaysian citizenship by merely belonging to a certain religion or strongly connected to the elite both in the Peninsular and in Sabah and Sarawak during the reign of the last 4 prime ministers ( the MahaFiruan included ) ? How do you explain that ? 
Isn't a child born to one Malaysian parent be automatically granted Malaysian citizenship by operation of law via Article 15A if that one Malaysian parent wishes so ?  Yours truly is exactly in the same predicament too. So help me please !