“Ending the NEP amounts to political suicide” an email from viewer David, from Singapore.

It’s better to craft a Malaysian Economic Policy” – Anwar Ibrahim.

Why didn’t you do it when you were in government, asked another email, from Kuala Lumpur.

(Watch the interview for his answer).

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  1. […] Liberal Values – Defending Liberty and Enlightened Thought wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptRiz Khan’s interview with Anwar and Kit Siang Posted in ELECTIONS GENERAL, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS, MALAYSIAN MADNESS, MEDIA, NEWS, OPPOSITION POLITICS, POLITICAL on March 13, 2008 by sloone “Ending the NEP amounts to political suicide?” an email question from viewer David, from Singapore. “It’s better to craft a Malaysian Economic Policy” – Anwar Ibrahim. Why didn’t you do it when you were in government, asked another email, from Kuala Lumpur. (Watch the interview). […]

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  3. Neutral Guy says:

    It seems like Lim Kit Siang’s DAP political ideology of anti-Islam is more important than the ‘kebajikan’ of Perak’s people.. Booo LKS.. You’ve shown your true colour.. Now, many ppl will be regret for voting u.. Bodoh!!

  4. Liyin says:

    Thanks for sharing, Susan! Very good one. I shall post it on my blog as well🙂

    I think Anwar is genuine despite of many negative comments about his past made by BN. Six years’ life in jail has changed him, I believe.

  5. Positive Guy says:

    Neutral Guy….. LKS is not anti-Islam, but merely re-stating the facts before all regarding his outburst about the nomination which was not agreed upon by all parties prior. So why does PAS jumps the gun? BR really needs to organise themselves. Let us not prosecute one another, but understand that the BR is a loose coalition formed to deny BN 2/3, which was victoriously successful. Let’s give each other some time and space to sort things out before BN uses this opportunity to spin BR out of favor with the rakyats.

  6. pleasantly surprised says:

    Great interview, both men were clear and concise in there statements (plus good English grammar as well, unlike our previous information minister in a similar interview by al jazeera). I hope their vision for the country is realized for the benefit of all Malaysians. After witnessing the last four years, I really felt like the country was lost, now i really feel hope. Now lets help build a better country, we have so much (diversity, talents, and resources), but we can do so much better. We the people deserve it.

    To the BR coalition, UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. KEEP YOUR WORD AND DO A GOOD JOB.

    Personally I dont expect 100%, but 70% is better than nothing and that would be a damn good start. JUST HELP MAKE US LITTLE PEOPLE’S LIVES BETTER.

    GOOD LUCK AND GOD SPEED…

  7. Mac Donalad says:

    This Riz Khan is a racist dirty bastard who blurted racism on the first day of a new year while anchoring news on CNN. Subsequently he was fired from CNN.

    How on earth this racist dirty bastard landed up on our soil with Al Jazeera is beyond comprehension!

    Al Jazeera Mac Donard: You dirty bastard Riz Khan! You are fired!!!!

  8. Xman says:

    Anwar is smart, not the most nobel politician, but I think he’s in too deep now to want to crossover back to BN. Not that such a thing can be ruled out. He is not like LKS, he’s unlikely to spend all his political career as an underdog if he gets an opportunity to swim with the big fishes. However BN is filled with people who don’t want him back, most obviously Najib who’s on course to be the next PM. It’s tough for him to go back.

    He is also absolutely spot-on on the NEP. The average voters are not so smart. They need catch phrases. If you take away NEP and replace it with “we will ensure an equitable destribution of wealth”, it would be too much for the ordinary masses who will only see “take away NEP”. But if you say we will take away NEP and implement MEP where MEP is like NEP except everyone gets more, that is how to communicated things to not so smart people.

    Listen to Anwar, he didn’t become DPM but not knowing how to manipulate the masses.

  9. gooeyglobs says:

    Having the two Opposition supremos saying thier piece, I believe the New Malaysia will become a reality. We should give the Oppositions the chance to run the States they had won. Lets not expect immediate results but to support them to get things done right. Do not forget that those in the Barisan State Government are the Oppositions now and are filled with spites. Lawan tetap lawan, we will keep supporting you until the corrupt practice in UMNO and Barisan is completely wiped out! And REMEMBER you guys don’t fill in the gaps.

  10. Andrew says:

    The failure of BN to break Anwar, to me, speaks volumes of the man. The resistance offered by Razaleigh pales in comparison (presumably that’s the reason he is still in umno). He has gone well beyond the public’s expectations of a politician, what more, one from the ruling party. Everyone seems to be focusing on what he did not do when he was in power. The point that has been sorely missed is that the punishment he received was precisely because he DID do something WHILST he was DPM. Razaleigh mounted a challenge AFTER he lost the contest against Mahathir. I think Anwar deserves some benefit of the doubt simply because he has shown he walks the talk. Try locking yourself in your bathroom for a day and magnify that by 6 years.

  11. mummymalaysia says:

    We the RAKYAT hope the PKR, DAP,and PAS dont take for granted that you have received the solid support from the people of Malaysia. Please do run the states with full responsibilities, efficient, competent, clean, and integrity. We will support you all the way and will give you bigger mandate for the future to come. CONGRATULATIONS! LET WORK FOR THE NATION!

  12. JEFF LEE says:

    I simply admire the man..Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, I salute you. You are a true Malaysian and I pray that you will be our Prime Minister one day (soon..), so that each and everyone of us Malaysians can hold our heads up high and be proud..

  13. peace in hope says:

    For once, Malaysia is represented well. I must agree with the level of spoken ‘English’ by the past and still some present Ministers are unacceptable. We had rid the Indian-Malaysian representation (least I hope we had rid him) t the world all these while-with his 50yrs of being able to practise and yet fails year by year to improve neither his Bahasa Malaysia nor his English. Same goes to the MCA representative, not forgetting some UMNO though not all.

  14. Romanstar says:

    Well, I believe even an ignorant, arrogant person can somehow turn into a lovable wise man after going through the hardship, pain and torturous experience in some phases of his life. It is simply not right to label a criminal tag on a person for life for being guilty of wrongdoing once.

    In the case of Anwar Ibrahim, he may have attained “self-realization” (insaf) and now a repenter out to do the right things for the nation, to redeem himself for the mistakes he made earlier. I think GOD has forgiven him and so should the people. We should be giving him some benefits of doubt and let him genuinely prove to the people that he is in fact a changed person going all out to alleviate the lives of all, apart from putting up a clean, transparent and efficient governance in the country.

    We now hope to see Anwar Ibrahim steering the DAP-PKR-PAS coalition live up to the expectation of the rakyat and fulfil the job list of the coalition’s election manifesto in the period lead up to the next GE to thrash BN into oblivion to form the BR Federal Government.

    HIDUP BARISAN RAKYAT !!!

  15. samprince says:

    Malaysians of all races shloud support Anwar and his apposition allies to get rid of all corrupted practices started by Mahathir and his cronies.

  16. samprince says:

    Susan, keep up the good work!

  17. samprince says:

    Susan , keep up the good work.

  18. Noor Aza Othman says:

    Here’s to you NEUTRAL GUY!

    I’ve wrote before the election all over that PAS is double-face. It is only interested in gaining as much ruling power as it can and will say anything to gain that power. It’s a party that is based on racial, religious and ultra-nationalism (of a supreme Islamic nation-state) politics and hence will forever stands in contradiction to a mature and progressive of truly democratic Malaysia in the future that promotes true equality and liberation for all. I don’t think it’s too late to rectify this grave mistake of having Pas in the Opposition coalition in the first place as I believe if Anwar & Keadilan plus DAP stands firm with their conviction (I applauded Anwar’s and DAP brave stand against NEP); there is great potential for Anwar to intensify the effort of changing the mindset of brainwashed Malays. Especially from the ordinary population; who are still brainwashing into supporting the undemocratic and unjust NEP and “Ketuanan Melayu” ideology. For many educated Malays NEP is no more relevant since many have been exposed to liberal and progressive democracy system and human rights in the west. And they are the ones who might be able to influence their parents from the rural Malay population particularly.

    And to also have in mind that UMNO is going to play more dirty in the next election by having “indigenous/bumiputera/Malay” identity as constructed from religion rather than race. This’s the reason for Chandra Muzaffar’s dirty and deceitful outburst against Anwar; in order to prepare the groundwork for enabling Indian Muslims to gain such “indigenous” identity in exchange for loyalty and support for Umno. Whilst enriching themselves of course with all the privileges. This is also very dangerous for the opposition as this will enable UMNO to buy increase voting support for UMNO in the next election. Besides granting citizenship to Muslim migrant workers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Indonesia and Filipino, Burmese and Southern Thai Muslim refugees including in Sarawak and Sabah in order for that increase votes and loyalty to Umno (why also the big winning in Sabah and Sarawak for BN). So I fully support the bravest and wisest opposition leader of all, Lim Kit Siang for taking such a firm stand against Pas on the issue of MB Perak’s position. Besides, there you can see how greedy for power and double-face Pas is; they already gain two states of Kedah and Kelantan. Why can’t they back-off and compromise from the Perak MB issue if they’re genuinely co-operating with the coalition partners especially since DAP won the most seats anyway? I never trust Pas and never will; because I’ve grown up and realize true democracy and universal human rights that cuts across race, religion and ultra-nationalism are the greatest rewards for humanity. Particularly in a world dominated by greed, arrogance and selfishness. And as long as the capitalist system and class rules the world and humanity! And male politicians including from the opposition; please do listen and take advise from the women sometimes!

    Noor Aza Othman
    noorazao@hotmail.com

  19. iggy says:

    It is so obvious who is the statesman here –hats-off to YB DSAI

    Riz (is he racist or what!!) kept saying DAP is a chinese party and being a journalist haven’t even visit DAP website: http://dapmalaysia.org/newenglish/

    YB LKS didn’t even correct that –shame on you !

    DAP is a multi-racial party with membership and representation in their leadership team and their objective being to establish a peaceful and prosperous social democracy that can unite its disparate races and diverse religions and cultures based on:
    a) Malaysian Malaysia concept by forging Malaysian race with
    universal moral values,
    b) offering equal access and opportunity;
    c) democratic governance and rule of law;
    d) creating wealth and distributing wealth equitably; and
    e) fighting corruption.

    See where’s the difference between YB DSAI and YB LKS??

  20. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    I was in the Penang Komtar Tower today (15th Mar’08 from 2.oo to 4.30pm), and there was a street demonstration by the Penang State UMNO leaders and members immediately after their Friday’s prayers. Most shoppers in that building were panicked and businesses were badly affected and out of fear they were forced to close their shops.
    The Penang UMNO leaders were interviewed and they raised up racial sentiment issues that the new state government is belittling and ignoring the Malays. They were angered and threatened that this is just a beginning and they will continue to show their anger if the coalition government is insensitive towards the Malays in Penang.
    The new CM in Penang did not marginalize the Malays even though he disagreed with the New Economy Plan or NEP. The Penang UMNO leaders had an emergency meeting asking the federal government to scrap the mega projects as to teach the people in Penang a lesson for choosing the opposition. This is “un-gentleman.” The people of Penang has rejected the National Front Coalition not the mega projects. The mega projects will reflect the nation’s image and economy not just the state of Penang. The fact is, the new state government has not even scretch the surface yet but the Penang’s UMNO as opposition has already began opposing. The election is over and a new government was legally appointed according to the constitution and there is nothing anyone can do about it. The new formed state government must be given the chance to do what they believe is right for the people. Above all, the decision and rights of the people must be respected and not to be under-mined.

  21. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    I was in the Penang Komtar Tower today (14th Mar’08 from 2.oo to 4.30pm), and there was a street demonstration by the Penang State UMNO leaders and members immediately after their Friday’s prayers. Most shoppers in that building were panicked and businesses were badly affected and out of fear they were forced to close their shops.
    The Penang UMNO leaders were interviewed and they raised up racial sentiment issues that the new state government is belittling and ignoring the Malays. They were angered and threatened that this is just a beginning and they will continue to show their anger if the coalition government is insensitive towards the Malays in Penang.
    The new CM in Penang did not marginalize the Malays even though he disagreed with the New Economy Plan or NEP. The Penang UMNO leaders had an emergency meeting asking the federal government to scrap the mega projects as to teach the people in Penang a lesson for choosing the opposition. This is “un-gentleman.” The people of Penang has rejected the National Front Coalition not the mega projects. The mega projects will reflect the nation’s image and economy not just the state of Penang. The fact is, the new state government has not even scretch the surface yet but the Penang’s UMNO as opposition has already began opposing. The election is over and a new government was legally appointed according to the constitution and there is nothing anyone can do about it. The new formed state government must be given the chance to do what they believe is right for the people. Above all, the decision and rights of the people must be respected and not to be under-mined.

  22. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    Sorry, I was in Penang Komtar on 14th March ’08, not 15th March.

  23. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    I believe every opposition must be concrete and constructive, and not to use any racial or religious sentiments. Malaysia is a multi-racial country and the people has been living in peace and harmony since independance.
    I’m now 54 years old and I must say that the UMNO leaders in the early days were so different from the present UMNO leaders in terms of attitude and policy. It’s time to stop your arrogance and do some deep post-mortem why you lost so many seats in the recent general election.
    Raising racial or religious sentiments will not solve any problems or making thing better. For example the ex-information minister blaming the Chinese and Indians protested him in Sungai Petani was the reason he lost. Again today around Penang Komtar in Georgetown the Penang UMNO leaders brought the racial issue accusing the new state government for trying to marginalize the Malays. There was no concrete evidence that the new CM or any of the exco-members ever say anything that will marginalize the Malays. Why worsen the matter? I believe in these 5 years if the National Front were to improve themselves, they may win back the hearts of the rakyat.
    Nowadays people are not easily carry or sway away with falsehood, lies and progandas. They have excess to blogs where the truth is revealed and lies are exposed. They can make their invaluations more accurately and decisions more wisely. You don’t educate your people to stay ignorant and stupid if you please. The people has grown in many aspects over the years and their perspectives or views and judgments has taken a turn not for the worst but for the better. Just take a look at the STPM and SPM results today and it will tell you how smart people especially the younger generation are nowadays.
    In my own observation and research, I discovered why the National Front has lost greatly.
    1. Condoning with lies and corruptions within its top leaderships;
    2. Propagandas in new medias that were irrelevant;
    3. Choosing some election candidates who were not educated and without intergrity in the UMNO, MCA and MIC.
    4. Too many careless mistakes, blunders, hasty and arrogant acts in National Front’s leaderships especially in the UMNO leaderships;
    5. The practice of cronism and neponism are evident;
    6. No transparency in awarding government contracts;
    7. The cost of living has increased immensely under the National Front’s leaderships;
    8. The National Security is a great threat to the rakyat.
    If you want to win back the hearts of the rakyat, there must be a change of attitudes and policies in the National Front leaderships from now. It’s time to stop pointing fingers and faults finding but start improving yourselves or else you will stay a loser in the next coming election.

  24. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    Yesterday again the former Gerakan President Datuk Sri Dr. Lim Keng Yaik accused the PAS MD and DAP for cheating the Chinese. A veteran politician, minister and party leader like Dr. Lim should not have make such remark. He is simply stirring the emotion of the Chinese people. It was another racial sentiment!
    The Gerakan Party in Penang lost miserably whether Dr. Lim is around or not. He was supposed to represent the Chinese but was silent together with the MCA President when an UMNO leader pulled out the keris at the Chinese. The truth is, most Chinese have lost their confidence in his leadership.
    It’s time for Dr. Lim to do a thorough post-mortem in his party leaderships. He made some open comments why the National Front lost greatly just a few days ago but now he seems to have something negative to comment about PAS and DAP. Why don’t you, Dr. Lim just concentrate on your party Gerakan from now?

  25. malaysia says:

    PM of msia: its time you line up your cabient with responsible, respectful and resourceful professionals and NGOs who care for the people and nation and not for power and money. All those who are capable and not “tin kosong”, all those who work more and talk less, all those who are fair and accountable with integrity, honesty and down to earth, eliminate those who are arrogant and like to bodek and only think sex and fame.Dont be a dictator. No citizen likes to be told what to do and what not to do (parents’ job not yours).Dont try to change the citizen’s status, if you are a Malay you are a Malay, a Chinese a chinese, an Indian an indian, not change all races to be Bangsa Malaysia (no such race on this earth).Many religions, dont try to introduce Agama Malaysia Bangsa Malaysia (dont undo God’s creation and cause a mess of everything). Your job is not to change us. Your job is to do your job well not play GOD!Your trademark word:racial racial racial.Is that all you know or is that your only weapon.You and your present line up are all obselete (ideas tak bolih pakai lagi) and cannot catch up with the fast moving global spin. All should retire to give way to new breed who are in tune with the world and global savvy and with substance. We care for our people and country!We want justice and not a government that waste billions of citizens tax money and government revenues into the drains and still manage to be on top and innocent (a norm in yours and ex administration).Time to shut up and listen to the public. Enrich thy rakyat not thy cronies.

  26. justice for all says:

    The BN politicians and Umnoputeras,MCAputeras & MICputeras are the only ones who threaten the citizen and country with racial disharmony. As a matter of fact, there is racial harmony amongst us citizens but the PM and cronies kept instilling racial disharmony. No more threats and lies from all the PM, ex-PM and cronies. We had been lied and had been misled by our leaders for the past 30 years. Enough, enough, enough (not more correct, correct, correct). We the middle income class practise muhibbah (tunku abdul rahman’s wish for Malaysia) but the leaders of today wanted to dismantle this spirit of muhibbah. If there is riot or disharmony, do not blame the citizens, blame the UMNOputeras, MCAputeras and MICputeras and the Barisan National and its cronies. They only cared for their wealth and their businessess (wang haram from the taxpayers money). They are hypocrite – here “steal” but there declare “islamic state”. Is it islamic to take poor and struggling citizens money and country’s revenues into your own bank? Is it not “haram” (not halal) money? Holier than thou.Wipe out cronies and corruptions. Justice, here we come!High cost of living out you go.Petrol price down, cost of living down!Long live Anwar Ibrahim, DAP, PKR,PAS and allies.We vote for justice and reform for the nation and people.

  27. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    I’m now 54 years old and since 21 years old I’ve been a faithful voter for the Barisan National for both the state and parlimentary seats. In those early years we don’t have the excess to medias like we have today. So our perspectives of political issues only depends on Government controlled medias like RTM 1 & 2, TV3, NTV7 & etc. The newspapers too were either owned or shared by the National Front’s leaders. Obviously it was a one sided information that we are hearing and receiving from day to day. We are just like a frog in a coconut shell. The oppositions whether they are DAP, PAS or PKR were not given an equal time to voice out to the rakyat.
    I want to ask a few questions whether I’m right or not I don’t really know. If anyone wish to advice, comment or reply please do not hesitate to do so. Take for instance before the general election on 8th March ’08, the Election Director clearly said in the news immediately after our PM dissolved the parliment, no parties or candidates whether they are of the National Front or of the Oppositions are allow to use any government facilties to campaign. So my questions are;
    1. Are not RTM 1&2 be considered government’s facilities? How come the National Front were allowed to use it on a daily basis for their campaigns and progandas? I don’t know about TV3 and NTV7.
    2. Raja Petra Kamaruddin said, “When the parliment is dissolved, the PM is just a “care-taker” of the government. There is no government until the new elected government is form. If this is true, then how come the PM and his cabinets are still drawing the government’s salaries? The Raja quoted an example of the late Tunku Abdul Rahman and his cabinets that after the parliment was dissolved they ceased drawing their salaries. Why is it not practice today? Is it that this policy has been amended in the parliment?
    3. The UMNO Malays in Penang demonstrated publicly on 14th March and wanted their dissatisfaction and frustration to be heard. The demonstration was an illegal gathering for no permit was issue to them according to the Police. Worst of all, it was a racial sentiment issue but no action by the Police or the Home Affairs Ministry was taken against these UMNO Penang Division leaderships. How come they took a drastic action against the HINDRAFT leaders but not the Penang UMNO leaders?
    4. The statement made by the Penang new CM was a problem of “misinterpretattion” or “taking his remarks out of context” and Bernama has made an open apology to YB Lim Guan Eng. I believe Bernama should not only make an apology to the CM but also to the local rakyat as well because the local Chinese were badly affected as well.
    I am open to correction. Whether you would agree or not agree with me please give your comment. Thank you.

  28. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    The new political era has just began in 5 states in Malaysia since 8th March 2008. It clearly tells us the rakyat was serious about changes or reformation. I quote what Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim said in one of his campaigns. “You can fool the people sometime, at a certain time but not all the time.”
    Today’s UMNO. MCA and MIC leaderships in particular are so different from the UMNO, MCA and MIC of yesteryear in terms of their policies, attitudes, desires and practices. Two sons of two great late PMs namely Tun Abdul Razak and Tun Hussien Onn has different characteristics all together of their fathers. I’m sorry to say if their fathers are still alive today, these two sons may get some good hard slaps on their faces. The two late PMs has never pull out their keris or been part of some misconducts. Raja Petra berkata, “Saya ada banyak keris di rumah saya. Ada keris yang sudah 100 hingga 200 tahun. Keris keris ini saya anggap sebagai harta bukan sebagai senjata.” Two MIC great leaders that I know of namely Tun Sambanthan and Tun Manickawasagam in their speeches and attitudes has always been cautious and humble, not arrogant like we see today in the MIC top leadership. They had represented the Indian community with intergrity and honor. Their retirements were with great honors but not disgrace. The late Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Tun Tan Siew Sin, Tan Sri Wong Pow Nee (not sure whether he’s a Tun or not) and others of MCA of yesteryear were courteous in their approaches and sincerely helping the Chinese community. But today in mCA there are so many strives and divisions and self-centredness within the party and top leaderships. I brought up those late honorable leaders just to remind the present leaders “not to forget.” The ex-PM Tun Mahathir said it over and over again, “Orang Melayu senang lupa.” Nampak nya bukan saja orang Melayu tapi orang Cina dan India juga!! Dong, nak dapat pemimpin pemimpin saperti yang dulu tu nampak nya amat sikit dan sukar sama sekali.” Di mana agar nya mereka ini? Di dalam Barisan Nasional? Tipis harapan sama sekali. Harap pagar, pagar makan padi lah! Mungkin kita dapat mencari mereka ini di dalam Barisan Altarnatif!! Contoh nya pemimpin pemimpin semacam YB Pak Brahim (PKR), YB Kapal Singh (DAP) YB Tan Sri Dr. Khalid (PKR), YB Datuk Nik Aziz (PAS) dan lain lain. YB Lim Guan Eng masih perlu sedikit sebanyak “molding and sharpening.” I believe he will be a future mature and good leader but not a perfect one. What we are looking for are leaders not with just charisma but with character or esle the nation will turn choas. Cronism, neposism and corruption will make the nation choatic. So, I strongly suggest we choose leaders who have charisma plus character or esle choas. We can know them by their lifestyles, attitudes and words.
    As a whole, the Rakyat today can see, invaluate things better and have sharpened their hearings. Lying to the rakyat is disgusting but fooling the rakyat is insulting. What we actually see is, shame has turned to anger. Those candidates who had lost in the recent general election has now turned their shames into anger. So, some of them had started to react unreasonably and foolishly. They thought by raising up racial sentiment would be able to shield and defend their shames. Unfortunately they are vividly showing their weaknesses, immaturity ( . . . childish attitudes), true colors which will lead them even to greater fall and rejection from the rakyat.
    I say to you in Barisan Altarnatif . . . bravo . . . shabbas! Keep up the good work and always be humble. God will alway give grace and strength to the humble but He will resist those who are arrogant and proud. The rakyat is watching you but know that the Great One up there is watching you even closer.

  29. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    YB Datuk Seri Samy Vellu, it’s time for you to slow down your tone. Slow to speak but quick to listen especially to the cry of the Indian community especially the HINDRAFT family members.
    The PM offer you a ministry in the cabinet but you said that you will not come through the back door as a senator. What’s wrong for you to be a senator? Position is not important, it’s the Indians whom you are representing that really count.
    I watched you very closely by reading your remarks and listening to your speeches in the news medias. You are always defensive and offensive in your responses and reactions. What is wrong for you to be submissive and responsive to the voices of the rakyat especially the Indian people? Aren’t you supposed to have a fatherly heart towards them? Why must you in the first place says that the HINDRAFT people doesn’t exist at all as long as you are concerned? Are they not human enough?
    YB, sekarang Datuk Seri nak membuat baik dengan Datuk Subramaniam dan Datuk Kayveas untuk membangunkan semula party MIC dan mmenang hati kaum India semula. Mengapa ia mengambil masa yang begitu panjang dan tunggu sampai MIC kalah besar baru lah nak perbaiki keadaan? Ini sepatutnya tidak usah jadi kalau dari awal lagi YB mengambil langkah langkah yang sewajarnya.
    Saya bebagai seorang berbangsa Cina dan seorang rakyat Malaysia yang mempunyai ramai kawan kawan kaum India rasa amat dukacita dengan sikap yang tak bertanggong jawap Datuk membiarkan orang orang HINDRAFT di penjarakan dalam sengsaraan.
    If you Datuk really mean what you say to rebuild and to win the Indian community then you should also find amicable solution and ways to help those in HINDRAFT. I don’t mean to be disrespectful to you Datuk or undermining your profession and leadership, but I believe the HINDRAFT issue was one of the main reasons in MIC great loses in the recent general election. Datuk, I know you can do it on the ground of humanitarian not necessarily for political means.

  30. melayutulen says:

    I rasa dah enough chances given to BN heads la Peter Cornelius Chan, although your note to them deems to be beautiful but I believe the rakyat in general know what they(BN and geng) had been doing all these while. I feel this group(BN and geng) should step aside and let the new wings take over. Uncle Sam(Sammy Vellu) has to leave for good. NO MORE CHANCES FOR HIM DEFINATELY. Kalau dia tak paham paham lagi, ha, face whatever that will happen la in future.

    Peter Cornelius Chan, help the ones who really really need it – do the majority rakyat justice and if you do care for these people(BN and geng), u should wish for them to step aside, repend and go to God.Their time is up, many many years of nonsense is enough my friend. Tak payah suruh they all susah susah nak get the rakyat back – they may get more and more hurt i tell you. So jus wish for them to step aside and live a normal live, kan dah ada banyak banyak wang tu. Dont go down pleading these ‘manusia-manusia tak bermaruah’ – they had all the time to change and they chose NOT TO!!!!!!!

  31. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    Terima kasih “Melayutulen” atas sumbangan anda. Memang betul pemimpin pemimpin yg tak berguna dan tak bermaruah ini mesti di tepikan dan tak payah di beri peluang sekali lagi. Erti message saya kp mereka ini ia lah “bertobat sebelum lambat.”
    Pemimpin saperti Sami itu memang mungkin dia tak akan bertobat. Dia adalah seorang yg berhati besi dan seorang menteri “serba boleh, benar dan betul.” Jadi saya sekurang kurang nya memberi beliau suatu message yg mengingatkan bahwa Tuhan senantiasa melihat lebeh teliti dari seorang manusia. Kalau manusia tak boleh ajar, Tuhan akan ajar dan ini lebeh parah lagi. Masa akan menentukan. Tak lama lah!
    Saya memang bersempati kp rakyat yg sekian lama di pengaruhi dan di
    tipu oleh BN dan lebeh teruk lagi ia lah membodohkan rakyat berpuloh puloh tahun. Saya amat gembira keatas kemenangan BA yg begitu besar dlm sejarah pilihanraya Malaysia. Sebaliknya saya tidak begitu puas hati kerana majoriti di parlimen tidak dapat di capai oleh BA. Inshaallah pd tahun yg akan datang jika BA betul betul kerja kuat dg prektasi yg cermelang mereka akan mendapat majoriti di parlimen.
    Yes I totally agreed with you, “Melayutulen” that those in BN who had lost were given many chances and due to pride and stubbornness has fallen disgracefully and miserably. Walaupun mereka ini “orang dah mati, tapi mulut tak mati.” Kerana mulut badan binasa. Lagi mereka ini buka luas mulut lagi rakyat akan menolak dan benci mereka. Mereka lupa “suara rakyat adalah suara utamat.”

  32. Peter Cornelius Chan says:

    Today’s appointments of a new cabinet may be shocking to some of the winners like Rafidah Aziz, Hishammudin, Azlina (uncontested candidate), Syed Hamid Abar and others. I’m not happy with Mohd Taib ex-Selangor MB been in the cabinet. He should be out of politic long time ago. Ministers with bad previous records should not be representing the rakyat.
    It’s good that the PM completely sent all losers to retirement. I hope never to see those faces again in politics.
    The theme for the 12th General Election ’08 was “MALAYSIA DECIDES.” So, Malaysians has decided who to represent them, and it must be respected. BN losers should be magnanimous in defeat and not to undermine the rakyat’s final decision. Your insult to the new government is an insult to the rakyat. Remember our voices and choices are irrevocable! No matter how you “lompat atau pun cerit” dah lambat buat sekarang dong!!

  33. AdilBenar says:

    The Ayantullah’s murder trial has been dragging for too long. And VK Lingam’s outcome is still pending. Maybe it was because of the General Election ’08. But now eledtion is over, so when it is going to end?
    I hope the new judciary will speed up the process and ensure a just verdict. Jangan lengah lengah lagi dah!

  34. AntiKhairy says:

    I was hoping “Bapa mentua PM” not to appoint “Anak mentua Khairy” in his new cabinat. I would say the PM’s choices in his new cabinet were fifty-fifty. I suggests that PM should reconsider Mohd Taib (ex-Slongor MB), Hishammuddin (Education) and Syed Hamid Abbar (Foreign Affair) again. They should be in the deputy posts if you please.
    Overall, I’m glad Rafidah Aziz was dropped together with all the losers. Reformasi di dalam kabinet baru!! Harap gitu lah!

  35. Freedom says:

    Phew! A big relief and sigh now that the BN had finally understood the POWER OF RAKYAT (Indian:”MAKKHAL SATTI”). Suddendly, had this feeling that we, the middle income class laypeople have a die-hard opposition who deeply care and sacrificed for us and would bring our voices and grievances for the past 22 years to the Parliament. We worship your hard work, dedication, determination, perservarance, strength, humility,patience,tolerance, effort, faith and confidence in your struggle for so many long years before our voices are heard and hopefully a tsunami change will be in store in our new country’s administration. We boast of our twin tower, putrajaya, super corridors, angkasawan etc and billions spent on these projects to “beautify” our country but in reality, when you drive around anywhere in KL/PJ (not sure about other areas or states) except those pet locations like putrajaya and klcc, you see pot holes everywhere. Don’t believe, take a drive to even pretigious address like TTDI, Jalan Burhanuddin; drive to Jalan Masjid (in Pelangi Utama,PJ near 1-Utama); Taman Sea,PJ near the 1-storey shops, Kajang-Semenyih and so many more others.Drive around and count the number of pot holes for a shocking statistics. Poor planning of roads and developments and infrastructure and drainage and public amenities and road safety caused a tremendous hardship, stress and depression to the poor and average Malaysians, a result of CORRUPTION, CRONYISM AND NEPOTISM (Tun Mahathir and Umno trademark) in our country. Racial issues were created by the top guns to oppress and suppress the rakyat and create fear, when in reality, there is no sign of this sort in our society.All the leaders are in the comfort of their “palaces” and expensive cars and big fat bank accounts, they are so blinded and oblivious of what is around them, how people struggle to make ends meet with the rising cost of living and the environment and the people’s frustrations. If BN is always harping on racial issues all the time whenever there is something they dont agree and they dont wish it to happen, why dont BN or the government do away with the 3 racial parties, namely UMNO, MCA & MIC. These 3 racial parties are the sole cause of racial disharmony and unhealthy competitions amongst races in Malaysia. If MIC & MCA see that UMNO had the whole cake to themselves, they also want a slice of the cake and the only way is to be corrupt like those corrupted ones in UMNO.Leader by example. If Mahathir is the No. 1 corrupt then dont blame his breeds and downlines being corrupt. If Mahathir was to listen to Tuanku Abdul Rahman(TAR) and implemented TAR’s governance and policies, Malaysia would have been a respectable and progressive country with people living in muhibbah and with rich human resources speaking fluent and refined English (British system of education).No need for our rich parents to send children overseas to study. Sad to say that Mahathir had paralysed the country and its people over his 23 years of corrupt and mismanaged governance and not only produced corrupted Umnoputeras but also think tanker with septic tank in the country. Really shameful to be a Malaysian now. Really shy to go overseas and be a Malaysian. Disgusting and frustrating with the law of the jungle..one banana, 2 banana.. George,george, george of the jungle. Insulting but true story(Mahathir condemned US being ruled by the law of jungle, in fact speak for himself). Thank God, there is this one Tsunami that we hope would wipe out the rots in this country. Quote and unquote – “you cant get away with nothing”

  36. Penangite says:

    In my personal survey among the Malays here in Penang, they condemned the UMNO Penang Division led by Azhar Ibrahim and Abdul Rashid Abdullah in particular for stirring up racial sentiment. To most Malays here, it was unnecessary and disgracful to their race and religion. They said, “Maruah Melayu di jejas oleh pemimpin pemimpin UMNO sendiri dan memalukan bangsa kami.”
    On the other hand, the Chinese and Indians here felt been threathen by them. One thing about Penang is most Penangites regardless of race and religion lives in the “spirit of muhibbah.” Let us keep it that way!

  37. Political-Watchman says:

    One issue after another issue seems to surface in Malaysian politics. Now a new issue of Dato’ Seri Anwar being accused of buying MPs from BN to join the opposition. Can the BN simply brought up issue without evidence?
    Say if I will to raise up certain issue about one of the top officials in the Government without evidence, what will be the consequence?
    A Chinese proverb says, “Rice can simply eat but words cannot simply say.” I hope Anwar will sue those responsible.

  38. Political-Watchman says:

    Chandra Muzaffar maybe a brilliant guy but doesn’t mean he’s always right in his assessment and judgment. Many things he said about Anwar was just his own perspectives. I think Muzaffar needs to leave Anwar alone and stop commenting about him.

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