Since blogger Nathaniel Tan’s capture by police on Friday and his subsequent arrest on Saturday under the draconian OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT, I had almost forgotten the incident of the doctor picture by Tian Chua of deputy prime minister Najib Tun Razak and his friend Abdul RAzak Baginda with the murdered Altantuya.

But it seems Najib has not.

Today he said “Don’t create something out of nothing. If there is no picture, don’t use technological expertise to create one. That is slander, a game of immoral politics,” he said, referring to the fake photograph. (The STAR).

He said slander by Parti Keadilan Rakyat was an example of “immoral” politics. Then he added:”Let them slander us. We must hold on to politics with high moral grounds.”

But while speaking about morals, he went on to support and promote patronage politics, which leads to cronyism and nepotisme, and money politics.

“It will be more dignified for the Government to help the Malays build up their businesses without relying on the 30% bumiputra equity ownership policy. Then, they can own 100% ownership. This is the globalised era. They must be bolder to make changes,” he said at the opening of Wangsa Maju Umno delegates meeting here yesterday.

Here, the way we understand it is, government means UMNO.

“Helping the best among the Malays is not about lobbying and not about knowing who (political connections),” he added, urging Umno members to uphold “high moral” politics because the party could win the next general election if they were honest.

I say the DPM is a very confused man since the fake photograph achieved international acclaim.

51 responses »

  1. WATTAHACK? says:

    he added, urging Umno members to uphold “high moral” politics because the party could win the next general election if they were honest.

    Hmmm… so if next GE they lose more sets means they are not honest?

  2. Hammerhead says:

    Hey Susan,
    I love you shooting cat. Are you sure he can protect us bloggers?

  3. pope says:

    umno and honest are two separate thing. umno not equal to honest. i think umno will not get the support during elction like last time. we need to show them who the boss. please open your eyes and mind. they screw up our country big time.

  4. susan loone says:

    hey hammerhead,
    i love my shooting cat also. it will protects unless and only if you want it to. so….

  5. Sam Tam says:

    I am sure Najib was being very honest many years ago when he made the comment on soaking of the keris in Chinese blood. Just as were the delegates who asked Hishamuddin when he was going to use the keris.

    People MUST remember their honesty at the next GE

  6. kittykat46 says:

    I would say the trial still weighs heavily on Najib’s mind. He’s trying to get some leverage out of Tian Chua’s boo-boo.

    But the ghost of Altantuya will not go away so easily.

  7. Brian Fong says:

    not that i am fanning it but they have been saying (DPM, IGP) “slander” “not true” etc yet they have no guts to seek legal redress to clear their name?

    hmmm…. did your shooting cat smells any fishy or rats???

  8. susan says:

    pussy cat….

  9. wits0 says:

    ““high moral” politics”

    A typically surreal expression in Bolehland. What is “morals”, shorn of ethics? The perfect oxymoronic image to proudly uphold!

  10. bamboo river says:

    He should be VERY worried of that SIL.
    Now he has two persons to worry.
    One whom had passed away ( May her soul rest in peace) and another whom is alive .
    I guess thats makes him sweat day and night.

  11. hasilox says:

    Still blur. Is Nat actually D3-ed or M5-ed?

  12. bamboo river says:

    D4 and D24 extinct. So go for new hybrid. …D3. Testing durian lah they said.
    Too bad that it came out thornless! (toothless?)

  13. Let the ghost of Altantuya haunt Najib to his grave. I cannot bear to look at his face. Mau Muntah-lah! And he’s classified as a member of the political elite? And he’s the PM in waiting? Omigod. Najib is racist to the core. Don’t believe his political speeches.

  14. Why is it that when clowns like these make racist remarks, they are not pursued by ISA or OSA shit? And why clowns like these say the rakyat cannot “hina” him? We voted him into office. We decide on his report card. We can grade his performance. Is that so difficult for his densed brain to understand? And he authorises his other clowns like the deputy minister of internal security to go after innocent people like Nat? Justice. My foot! Remember to vote wisely this time around, folks.

  15. ghenjis khan says:

    Try and visit Metro Police of London. They have a wanted list on their web site. One notorious murder on the loose was captioned ..” to help Police with their enquiries ..” something like that .

    I remember, driving in a BRIGTHLY-LIT town in Warwickshire and a copper politley stopped me.

    “hello, hello, …he simply pointed to the lights coming from the lampost “…

    silly me, I forget to switch on the lights , it was winter eveining !

    sorry officer !

    One nite a drunk damaged my car usually parked kerbside of house ….call 999 Police and within a few minutes rush a bey of Police Cars …

    they came into my house with a form to sign as Police Report ….

    Bring back the Sepoys — those Singhs !

  16. Raja says:

    I can understand why the police would want to silence free speech but what I do not understand is the readiness with which some so-called human rights activists would compete with the police in wanting to do the very same thing they say they fight for!!

    This brings hypocrisy to new levels.

    Susan here understands what Voltaire must have meant centuries before us when he said:

    “”I may disagree with what you say but I will defend until death your right to say it.”

    I hope free speech ‘enthusiasts’ like Susan would live by the same standards they preach.

  17. Raja says:

    “…the very same they fight against” Sorry.

  18. Raja says:

    In the case of Nathaneil, in my opinion, human rights activists may be too eager to make a martyr out of the man so much so that they may have acted against his best interest. The activities of human rights activists may in fact be prolonging his detention. Think about that!

    So to family members who may read this just think about this. Nathaniel was in no position to breach the Official Secrets Act. If he was he would know better not to offend the authorities by implying that he has material if disclosed would be a breach of the OSA. You do not need a Harvard education to know that mere possession of such material is itself an offense.

    The reason for detaining the guy and the only act he is guilty of is that he is a blogger. To those who walk the corridors of power, obviously the time has come to ensure the unbridled freedom that bloggers have enjoyed, all the energy that accompanies it, is put to good use – like nation building, and not libel and slander. In Nathaniel’s case it seems it is over a comment left by a visitor to his blog.

    I submit that the sole purpose of his detention is to send shivers down the spines of bloggers.

    To family members of Nathaniel who may be reading this, why Nathaniel? His connection to PKR may have provided the excuse and may not be the reason for his detention. Think about that!

    The police has so far acted the confines of the law. Nathaniel is still under remand. The police has the right to investigate into the circumstances and has asked a remand of some four days. That is within the law.

    One so-called human rights activist has referred to his detention as being arbitrary. How would she know what nobody else knows? What right has she to play God and end up doing the dirty work of those who issued the order to have Nathaniel detained – and as a result Nathaniel’s detention is longer than it should have been. We’ll never know would we? Because we do not know, we must therefore have Nathaniel’s interest in our minds and not make him a martyr after only 24 hours.

    Police going on a ‘fishing expedition’? I thought this is a term used to refer to the actions of some advocates during pretrial motions, during ‘discovery’.

  19. Raja says:

    As far as our DPM is concerned, his political future is not even hanging in the balance.

    The Malay electorate is smart enough to know that there is no political party that could best protect their interest. So a few individuals have allowed their corrupt ways to run out of control. So what? They still have their NEP.

  20. freelogic says:

    That is slander, a game of immoral politics,” he said

    Is capturing Nathaniel in lockups “high moral politics”?

    After all, he is just an employee who works for somebody. Why didn’t they capture the boss instead? Yeah, high moral political game my foot.

  21. Raja says:

    Here is a plea from a member of the family today:

    “My parents wish to have tonight’s vigil called off …” Cheryl

    There is hope yet. Finally a member of the family sees the wisdom in calling off the candle light vigils organized by human rights activists who have been too eager to use Nathaniel as a tool.

    He would have been released earlier had human rights activists like EW not acted too soon.

    Our hearts go to Nathaniel’s family who have had to endure the agony unnecessarily, and longer than they should.

  22. oA says:

    .

    A sequence of unscrupulous actions in the past few days as stepping stone to exonerate himself!

    An obvious good actor, his statement rang hollow. A leader saving his own ass at the expense of his fall guys! And yes the convenient of blaming the opposition. And yes the use of OSA as stamp of purity for crooks just like him.

    A dumb career politician, he can’t do much, except to appeal to sentiment of piteous and regurgitate the racial and religious bigotry to make himself relevant.

    Like father like son – racist and bigot to the very core.

    .

  23. Raja says:

    We all know that! Is there anything new?

    Where do we go from here? We have a government that is duly elected, not necessarily popularly elected that is not transparent nor accountable to the people. Why should they? The people did not elect them.

    The electorate and not the people elected the party into power.

    I do not want to put the blogger into trouble as to suggest that perhaps the time has arrived for Malaysia to consider setting up a republic. The so-called Westminster Model of Parliamentary does not seem to be working.

    Talk about giving a monkey a flower to admire.

  24. rm1juta says:

    Ha.Ha.Ha….the time will come……we will see…

  25. wongkc321 says:

    dear Susan Loone,

    I am sure you are the only person who can solve the mystery of the photo concerning Najib Razak, Altantuya and Baginda.

    That photo must be lying somewhere in Altantuya’s house in Mongolia. She may have stored the photo or photos in her album / CPU / laptop / thumbdrive / removable hard disk or still
    have them in her digital camera!

    From your blog website, I notice you have strong contacts with Mongolian NGOs and Altantuya’s father. With the assistance of Mongolian NGOs, you have to convince Altantuya’s father especially her mother to release those photos to the public in the interest of justice to their late daughter.

    His RM100 million civil suit against the Malaysian Government will be very weak if he refused to release those photos.

    After following the on – going Altantuya murder trial closely in the alternative media like Malaysia Today, Malaysiakini, etc, etc, I observed that both the Prosecution and the Defence are trying to protect the interest of a 3rd Party at the expense of justice to the late Altantuya. That is why one of the Defence lawyer resigned. He refused to be a party to the ‘cover – up’.

    I am sure you can do some detective work like RPK of MALAYSIA TODAY where he managed to trace the owner of the dark green Suzuki Vitara, CAC 1883, where Altantuya was last seen to be alive.

    TQ
    wongkc321

  26. PolisKopral says:

    OK I have a confession to make. I need a Catholic priest right away because I’m a Catholic though born a Muslim.

    Altantuya died in my arms after being shot in the head. She told me who shot her.

    What am I confessing about? I dunno. I just feel the need to confess to somebody.

    Will somebody please help?

  27. Stranger says:

    I can. Gimme a call.

  28. oA says:

    .

    ….. not necessarily popularly elected …

    —————–

    Can you be sure? ….

    Even the GHOSTS are voting for them …..

    .

  29. hawk says:

    Raja,

    Why set up a republic? This scenario is no fault of our royalty. The time may come when we need our throne to throw those “elected” out.

    Maybe, we should start a movement and seek our AGONG to mete out justice by gathering a ppls power thru the blog.

  30. UTKSuperior says:

    To PolisKopral July 17th, 2007 at 1:48 am

    Tell me where you are now and do not move. We will be there straightaway. Don’t tell anyone else your present position. Don’t confess anything to anyone yet. We want to get you first before anyone else do.

    We will bring along a dozen Catholic priests to hear your confession about how Altantuya died in your arms after being shot in the head. Don’t tell anyone yet that she told you who shot her. Let’s keep it a secret between you and me.

    Remember, we are your comrades in the police force. We will take very good care of you, once we get hold of you. So much so that you will wish you had never been born…

  31. hantutelur says:

    PolisKopral: “Altantuya died in my arms after being shot in the head. She told me who shot her.”

    I’m not clear… she told you BEFORE of AFTER being shot in the head?

    I’m afraid your confession has to be rejected.

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  33. ACP Mastor says:

    They don’t call me “The Cleaner” for nothing. My job is to clean up the mess.

    So PolisKopral, I hear you’re in a real mess! What was Altantuya doing in your arms? I don’t understand. She got shot in the head and she died and later confessed to you? I don’t follow you.

  34. kittykat46 says:

    “as a result Nathaniel’s detention is longer than it should have been”. I haven’t seen any evidence that keeping a low profile and being a tame pussycat would have got him out sooner. The police originally asked for 14 days remand !

    Police going on a ‘fishing expedition’ – in police terms, it is the act of arresting first, then go looking for probable cause for the arrest.

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

  35. wits0 says:

    Kittykat. I wouldn’t take raja’s view as sound.

    In this world, there are good activism and lousy ones serving a contrived cause. Here is a good one.

  36. notsosmart says:

    hawk….Seconder to your proposal.

    We need the RAJA’s and AGONG to support our good cause. Hope someone will intiate it.

  37. bru99 says:

    raja right on, sir.

  38. ghenjis khan says:

    Raja correct me if I am wrong,

    The English Parliament was [is] meant for the Barons and the Aristocrats after they have chopped off the head(s) of a few of their sovereigns and it improved after Runnymeede and Magna Carta.

    One time Oxford and Cambridge Universities had seats and MPs were largely the learned and aristocrats and a few public spirited Clergy and the like and off course the Public Schools “rascals” [didn’t Henry VIII started Eton etc ].

    Either the Conservatives or post-war Labour that wanted Persekutuan Tanah Melayu to have a Congress like system.

    Somehow or rather, the Malay Rulers and their Courtiers were persuaded to quickly accept what was onthe table for the PROMISED Annual Stipends which until today is kept Classified OSA.

    Unlike the the Queen of the CommonWealth and Dominions having to DECLARE all her assets and Annual Stipend(?)

    I used to buy the Almanac and all the salaries of the PM, Secretaries of State, to the Permanent Secretaries and Army, Navy, AirForce and Judges and the Chief Statisticians are listed. {the tides and sun rise and sunset included}

    We like it to be a secret …we are scared and confused people!

  39. whispering9 says:

    Keeping a low profile in nat case is not like being a tame pussycat in a hat. Nat is out because he is really an innocent, kind and compassionate young man. Beside it is appropriate for him to be released earlier before opportunists hijacked his case and make him a pawn. I guessed many did not jump into the ‘reformasi’ bandwagon to free him and others did not press for a longer detention because they really care for his well being above everything else. But some of the young activists almost started a wrong chain of events. Some activists were even congratulated for doing a good job. He is young and inexperience to handle politicians and foes, and we must also consider his parents’ concern and tear. Despite all the expressive demonstrations, dsai and friends went to jail. So did LKS and his son. To me Mr. Raja is right and our young activists still need lots of learning before we sent them out to deal with wolves and serpents. (Hahaha, save the roti canai…don’t need it).

  40. kittykat46 says:

    “The way to dispel darkness is to shine light into it”.
    I would never advocate the kind of street protests which erupted after the Anwar Ibrahim case, but a peaceful candlelight vigil is just the right message to send to those who those who only know how to perpetuate the darkness.

    The two most wonderful teachings I have studied are those of the Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi.
    Try reading them, it will help you see the light.

  41. wits0 says:

    Better to light a candle than to curse the Darkness.

  42. 4332 says:

    I believe ‘high moral’ and ‘honesty’ carry different meanings in UMNO and its members. There are many ‘codes’ used by politicians these days.

  43. wits0 says:

    One marvels at the torture and distortion of semantics until the meaning can traverse a full 180° from its originally expected one.

  44. Rajah says:

    Wits0, you disagree with me on my assessment?

    “I submit that the sole purpose of his detention is to send shivers down the spines of bloggers.

    To family members of Nathaniel who may be reading this, why Nathaniel? His connection to PKR may have provided the excuse and may not be the reason for his detention. Think about that!

    The police has so far acted the confines of the law. Nathaniel is still under remand. The police has the right to investigate into the circumstances and has asked a remand of some four days. That is within the law.”

  45. Rajah says:

    Now that poor Nathaniel who has been made a tool by human rights activists ,and those walking the corridors of power, is a free man I am not sure who can claim victory for his release – human rights activists who have been too eager to make a martyr out of this soft spoken, honest and God fearing lad, or the politicians.

  46. Rajah says:

    I agree completely with Whispering9’s assessment:

    “Keeping a low profile in nat case is not like being a tame pussycat in a hat. Nat is out because he is really an innocent, kind and compassionate young man. Beside it is appropriate for him to be released earlier before opportunists hijacked his case and make him a pawn.”

  47. whispering9 says:

    Thks for the support Mr. Rajah. I know how to light a candle in the darkness, just not lighting nat up as a candle. I care about nat well being as much as I would care for my son. The candle won’t last long in the darkness when we react emotionally and misplace priority. Nat is just too young to be made a sacrificial lamb. I rather have him free and useful.

  48. Rajah says:

    “I know how to light a candle in the darkness, just not lighting nat up as a candle.” Whispering9

    Now that Nathaniel has achieved celebrity status I hear there are offers from Hollywood to make a movie out of the incident.

    On top of that I also understand there are book deals which would make him a millionaire (in US dollars of course!).

    In the meantime has the price of candles come down yet?? Human rights activists must have been given a cut in the profits. Any conspiracy buffs out there??

  49. dlquill says:

    Have you heard that killing a life have to be paid, if not in this life then it is in the afterlife. A distant uncle slaughter pigs and sells it in the market. He made a fortune on it. He even got a PJK. He died a few years ago. He had a most difficult death. Almost seven days to die in severe pain and was shouting itelligibly. I was thinking to myself, was it a punishment? Now i am thinking of those people who killed altantuya, How are they going to die!!!

  50. V T says:

    Possible Karaoke song choice for our Dee-Peed-Am:

    Elvis Presley › Always On My Mind

    Maybe I didnt treat you
    Quite as good as I should have
    Maybe I didnt love you
    Quite as often as I could have
    Little things I should have said and done
    I just never took the time

    You were always on my mind
    You were always on my mind

    Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasnt died
    Give me, give me one more chance
    To keep you satisfied, satisfied

    Maybe I didnt hold you
    All those lonely, lonely times
    And I guess I never told you
    Im so happy that youre mine
    If I make you feel second best
    Girl, Im sorry I was blind

    You were always on my mind
    You were always on my mind

    Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasnt died
    Give me, give me one more chance
    To keep you satisfied, satisfied

    Little things I should have said and done
    I just never took the time
    You were always on my mind
    You are always on my mind
    You are always on my mind

  51. monsterball says:

    And it was a failure by Elvis….until Willie Nelson gave his unique style and guitar play and scored huge success with the above song.

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