In Sun Tzu on the Art of War – the oldest Military Treatise in the world, Articles 18 – 26, says:

18. All warfare is based on deception.

19. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

20. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.

21. If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him.

22. If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.

23. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them.

24. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.

25. These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand.

26. Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple ere the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all! It is by attention to this point that I can foresee who is likely to win or lose.

Source: ancient history.

And how brilliant it was to announce his succession plan on Mahathir Mohammad’s 83rd Birthday! I don’t think Najib, Mahathir’s favourite boy had time to wish the old man “Happy Birthday”.

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  1. wits0 says:

    He was always cunning from the start. Remember his prompt switching of side when it became clear that Semamgat46 was losing?

    Mamak Kutty have been had for chosing him and it is obvious that the mamak was not up to the standard of Temujin(Kublai Khan) who utterly rejected traitors. That adds to his personal angst. Anyway they poetically deserve each other.

  2. doggone says:

    ‘Happy Birthday to Loons
    Happy Birthday to Goons
    Happy Birthday to Cartoons
    Happy SoDoMee Tun’

  3. collosos says:

    Money as Debt

    August 24, 2007
    by Carolyn Baker

    Anyone who hasn’t watched “Money As Debt,” an animated DVD by Paul Grignon, should consider purchasing this extraordinary explanation of money’s origin in an economy totally dependent on debt. Almost everyone has seen footage of federal printing presses cranking out paper money, and some of us have even visited a government mint or two and have observed the process firsthand. But like so many other illusions with which the U.S. economy is replete, money is not created by government printing presses.

    During the first few minutes of “Money As Debt” I began feeling my eyes glazing over in anticipation that I would soon begin viewing photo footage instead of animation. I then realized that I, like the masses of Americans who demand that every video experience provide them with entertainment, was unconsciously holding the same expectation. I then promptly hit the rewind button and started over, this time listening and watching attentively.

    “Money As Debt” is not entertainment-far from it. The film offers amazingly elementary facts about the creation of money in the United States, narrated by a soothing voice, which could make for a bland presentation, yet the film’s message is anything but vapid. In fact, if it doesn’t leave your blood boiling, it behooves you to check your vital signs.

    Beginning with the most fundamental question of all, Grignon asks: Where does money come from? The answer to this question will almost never be found in grammar school-or even college. What we aren’t told in formal education is that money is created by central banks.

    Banks create money, not from their own earnings or from the funds deposited by customers, but from the borrowers’ promises to repay loans. Most importantly, borrowers not only promise to repay, but to repay with interest, and the bank writes the amount of money of both into the borrower’s account.

    Grignon opens with a story from antiquity. In the days before paper money, goldsmiths produced gold coins and kept them safe for the purchaser in the same way that banks hold deposits today. These goldsmiths soon noticed, however, that purchasers rarely came in for their actual gold and almost never all at the same time. So the gold merchants began issuing claim checks for the gold which made the exchange of gold in the marketplace easier and less cumbersome. Thus, paper money was born which made doing business much more convenient.

    Eventually, goldsmiths began loaning money to customers and charging interest on the loans, and borrowers began asking for their loans in the form of claim checks. The goldsmith shared interest earnings with depositors, but since no one actually knew how much gold he was holding, he got the idea that he could lend out claim checks on gold that wasn’t actually there and soon started becoming enormously wealthy from the interest paid on gold that didn’t exist.

    Thus began the power to create money out of nothing, but it wasn’t long before bank runs began, and banking regulations evolved regarding how much money could be lent out. However, the regulations allowed a ratio of 9 to 1-that is, banks could lend out 9 times the amount of the deposits that were already there. This policy has come to be known as Fractional Reserve Banking. Regulation also arranged for central banks to support local banks with emergency infusions of gold, and only if there were many runs at once would the system crash.

    Fast forward to 1913 when that so-called progressive president, Woodrow Wilson, signed into law the Federal Reserve Act which created the banking cartel now in charge of America’s money system.

    For those who have not seen Aaron Russo’s DVD “Freedom To Fascism” – run, don’t walk to see or purchase it. It is required viewing for understanding the Federal Reserve System and the power it has over the U.S economy and over our individual lives. Very few Americans know how money is created and even fewer know how the Fed originated and what it actually does. Does anyone really believe this is an “accident”? As the media guru Marshall McLuhan is reported to have said, “Only the small secrets need to be protected. The big ones are kept secret by public incredulity.”

    Whereas U.S. paper currency used to be backed by gold, that is no longer the case, and we have instead a fiat currency backed by nothing except the word of the Federal Reserve that the money is worth its stated value. Moreover, money today is created as debt, that is, money is created whenever anyone takes a loan from a bank. In fact, every deposit becomes a potential for a loan-a process which can be and is repeated many times, ultimately creating infinite amounts of money from debt.

    Whereas the 9 to 1 ratio reigned at the beginning of banking regulation, today in some banks, ratios are as high as 20 to 1 or 30 to 1, and frighteningly, some banks have no reserves at all!

    The bottom line is that banks can create as much money as we can borrow!

    (Article Continues Below)

    One wonders how individuals, banks, governments, and other entities can all be in debt at the same time, owing astronomical amounts of money. This question is answered when we consider that banks don’t lend actual money; they create it from debt, and since debt is potentially unlimited, so is the supply of money.

    But what is so wrong with this scheme? Hasn’t it been working all these years? Actually, there are several things very wrong with it.

    The first issue is that the people who produce the real wealth in the society are in debt to those who lend out the money in that society. Moreover, if there were no debt, there would be no money.

    Most of us have been taught that paying our debts responsibly is good for ourselves and for the economy. We imagine that if all debts were paid off, the economy would improve. In terms of individual debt, that’s true, but in terms of the overall economy, the exact opposite is true. We are continually dependent on bank credit for money to be in existence-bank credit which supplies loans. Loans and money supply are inextricably connected, and during the Great Depression, the supply of money plummeted as the supply of loans dried up.

    Secondly, banks only create the amount of the principal of loan. So where does the money come from to pay the interest? From the general economy’s money supply, most of which has been created in the same way.

    A visual image is helpful. Imagine two pools of water-one full and one empty. The pool with water in it represents the amount of the principal of a loan; the empty pool represents principal plus interest. The pool of principal has only a certain amount of water in it, so that it can’t possibly fill up the other pool of principal plus interest. The rest of the water needed to fill the pool doesn’t actually exist and has to be acquired from somewhere.

    The problem is that for long-term loans, the interest far exceeds the principal, so unless a lot of money is created to pay the interest, a lot of foreclosures will result. In order to maintain a functional society, the foreclosure rate must be low, so more and more debt must be created which means that more and more interest is created, resulting in a vicious and escalating spiral of indebtedness.

    Furthermore, it is only the lag time between the time money is created to the time debt is repaid that keeps the overall shortage of money from catching up and bankrupting the entire system. It takes only a few second of reading the headlines of the financial pages during this month, August, 2007, to notice that foreclosure rates and lag time are threatening to meltdown the entire U.S. economy. The preferred method of the Federal Reserve and central banks addressing this calamity is, yes, you guessed it: to create more debt. The lowering of interest rates in recent years, the bombardment of credit card applications we find regularly in our mailboxes, the red ink in which the United States government is drowning are all an attempt to stave off the collapse of the entire system.

    Can any sane human being believe that this situation can persist forever? What is the inevitable outcome of a fiduciary game of musical chairs? Monetary historian, Andrew Gause, answered this question:

    One thing to realize about our fractional reserve banking system is that, like a child’s game of musical chairs, as long as the music is playing, there are no losers.

    And finally, a system based on fractional reserve banking is, to say the least, not sustainable because it is predicated on incessant growth. Perpetual growth requires perpetual use of resources and the constant conversion of precious resources into garbage just to keep the system from collapsing.

    Grignon suggests that in order to begin addressing and resolving the nightmare of money as debt, we must ask four pivotal questions:

    1) Why do governments choose to borrow money from private banks at interest when governments could create all the interest-free money they need themselves?

    2) Why create money as debt at all? Why not create money that circulates permanently and doesn’t have to be perpetually re-borrowed in interest?

    3) How can a money system, dependent on perpetual growth, be used to build a sustainable economy? Perpetual growth and sustainability are fundamentally incompatible.

    4) What is it about our current system that makes it totally dependent on perpetual growth? What needs to be changed to allow the creation of a sustainable economy?

    A crucial assumption that must be questioned is the practice of usury or the charging of interest for lending money. Grignon asserts that it is a moral and a practical issue because it necessarily results in lenders ending up with all the money, particularly when foreclosures happen. Not only is debt deplorably profitable for lenders in terms of interest and service charges, but when borrowers cannot pay, as in the case of housing foreclosures, lenders walk away with the proceeds. In a recent article “Panic On Wall St.”, Andrew Leonard explains how obscenely advantageous subprime and liar loans have been for lenders and provides damning evidence to support the long-time assertions by Catherine Austin Fitts that the housing bubble has been engineered by centralized financial systems.

    In a transformed economy, which I do not anticipate happening in the twenty-first century, banks would exist as non-profit services to society-lending without charging interest at all. But, as Grignon says, if it’s the fundamental nature of the system that’s causing the problem, then tinkering with the system can’t solve the problem. It must be replaced.

    One solution might be the replacement of paper dollars with precious metals, which of course, could once again become cumbersome and inconvenient, unless the economic system had experienced collapse and digital and paper transactions were no longer possible.

    Perhaps the best solution offered by “Money As Debt” is the creation of locally-based barter money systems in which debt is repaid by hours of work valued at a dollar figure. Additionally, government spending on infrastructure, not using borrowed money, would also create value locally and nationally.

    The Federal Reserve banking cartel has been shrouded in secrecy and lack of information among the American people regarding its creation and functioning. One American president appeared to have understood it very well:

    Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.

    ~James Garfield, 20th President

    Assassinated, 1881

    “Money As Debt” is not only a must-see for any American who wants to be politically and economically literate, but is particularly crucial for high school and college students to see in order for them to understand how the money works in the United States. Yet we should not assume that the film’s simplicity of presentation ranks it as less than adult because most adults in this nation are clueless regarding the connection between money and debt.

    I personally hold no hope of changing the money/debt system which is truly the eight-hundred-pound gorilla in the American economic landscape. What I do envision, and what must happen, in my opinion, is its total collapse, whether gradual or sudden, so that the transformation and relocalization of the nation’s economic system will be possible, which it is not in the current milieu. However, what we are presently witnessing in the bursting housing bubble and credit crisis may well be the beginning of the end of “money as debt

  4. Helooooooooooooo…………………………

    ” Pak Lah was not sleeping after all… ”
    ” Pak Lah was not sleeping after all… ”
    ” Pak Lah was not sleeping after all… ” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But now its worse… He is still day dreaming afterall.
    Actually day dreaming is worst than sleeping.

    Why 2 years ! ?
    He needs two more years to

    1) “Sapu” more from RAKYAT.
    2) prepare a way to let the “Menantu PM” to go for throne.

    So Najis ( Oop…….. Najib ) knew it. Pityful really for him .What to do ? Bad luck to him.

    Why 2 years ! ?
    Even 2 more days , RAKYAT also can not stand anymore from this animal farm.


  5. ah long says:

    Najib very busy opening public tiolets.

  6. queequeg says:

    A desperate attempt to hold onto power by a desperate man. That’s all. What kind of pledges will he fulfill? Eradicating poverty? Enriching cronies is more like it! Man, how I wish I could be his crony… but then again, I know that my conscience will kill me. 😦

    Frankly speaking, i don’t trust Pak Lah. He may say this now but later as evidence mount against his deputy, he’ll surely reconsider the decision and may flip flop again. Let’s give him the title “Bapa Flip Flop Malaysia!”

    Will we wake up on the 17th September to a new federal government? Only time will tell…

  7. Anonymous says:

    no chance for murderer to become PM. God bless Malaysia. Abdullah just buy time before he put Najis into jail.

  8. ktteokt says:

    An obvious move by AAB to prepare his SIL for the takeover while he plans how to remove Najis! Chinese say, “Let not the fertile waters flow into the paddy fields of others!” AAB is building a BODOHWI Dynasty in Malaysia.

  9. alrawa says:

    There is no need to file a no-confidence vote on Pak Lah in parliament.
    Pak lah has just slapped himself a ‘no-confident’ vote.
    But why 2010……..

  10. chaptokam says:

    Two years and one month can be a long agonising wait for both Najib and for Pak Lah .

    For Pak Lah , there’s the constant hounding him bu the opposition who has been coming out with daily vote of no confidence . I think this is absurd and very irresponsible as it can work both ways . Imagine should PR form the govt and BN does the same to them . It will be a long , long period of uncertainties . Damned these bastard politicians. Even if PR were to form the Govt you can be very sure they will NOT get two thirds majority and is pay back time by BN .

    For Najib , its also hell of a long wait . Whether he can survive thru December is another story . Have to wait and see until October when Raja Petra’s case comes up for hearing on Oct2 . If RPK produces his trump cards , that will be very very bad for Najib .

  11. chaptokam says:

    Two years and one month can be a long agonising wait for both Najib and for Pak Lah .

    For Pak Lah , there’s the constant hounding him bu the opposition who has been coming out with daily vote of no confidence . I think this is absurd and very irresponsible as it can work both ways . Imagine should PR form the govt and BN does the same to them . It will be a long , long period of uncertainties . Damned these bastard politicians. Even if PR were to form the Govt you can be very sure they will NOT get two thirds majority and is pay back time by BN

  12. bennyloh says:

    Hokay, he pretends to be ..


  13. David says:

    Still buying time!
    Is he?
    What an old jerk!!!

  14. […] a good article for you to ponder… read it here. Once you are on that blog scroll down and look for the 3rd comment by collosos with the title […]

  15. David says:

    Seems to me that Najib is sleeping!!!

  16. Patek1472 says:

    Nostradamus Quatrains on Malaysie

    In the year of the great games started by the Greeks
    Hosted by the nation of heavenly emperors of times before
    In a land called Malaysie
    Great turbulence and strife engulf

    A land where a Genghis Khan’s Descendant was shred to bits
    Blown by the winds to the heavenly clouds
    Where the accused are finally crowned
    Amid great trepidation and acrimony

    Then arose among men of honor
    A man of the faith of Mohammedans
    Kings and Rulers let him reign
    And a new nation was born

    Great leaders bring forth divination and revelations
    A land of many tribes divided was thus united
    The color of men was blurred and lost
    By great competition to give their best

    Herein lies the destiny of men
    Who showed the meaning of democracy and humanity
    Religions and languages flourishes as times before
    A land as peaceful as Shangri La

    Malaysie, a stopping point of travelers must see
    Back to the days of great Sultans and Rajas
    Nations and men afar come to seek their wealth
    Knowledge, trade and life flourishes as before


  17. hutchrun says:

    Najib ain`t sleeping. He`s a zombie now. He`s forced to listen to the `Nutcracker Suite` every second.

  18. kittykat46 says:

    Remember the fable of the Tortoise and the Hare ?
    Badawi is trying to be the Tortoise who wins in the end.
    The problem is , in this real life story, its the Tortoise which falls asleep.

  19. wanderer says:

    An idle, evil mind is the devil’s workshop. Instead of attending to the rakyats’
    grievances, reforming the judiciary, DPRM and ACA as promised when took office as a PM, he busied himself to safe his ass. Don’t frustrate us anymore, Mr PM!
    If you are a PM for the people and really sincere to finish your ‘unsaid projects’, your first task is to get rid of the 2 scumbag top officers in your government, AG and IGP.

  20. hutchrun says:

    I`m awaiting a libel and slander suit against Badawi by RPK soon. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown and a moment`s pleasure can cause a thousand pains. Badawi should be well reminded.

  21. Myblog says:

    A lot of fellows underestimate him and continue to do so. He knows exactly what he is doing and what he wants. Fox in a sheep skin

  22. hutchrun says:

    Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
    Sir Winston Churchill, Speech in November 1942

  23. eeyaw says:

    I can bet my bottom dollar that his infamous sil will double up to screw the Rakyat’s money in order to reach his billion ringgit in the next 2 years b4 the sleepy PM retires!

  24. David says:

    The worse PM in Malaysian history!!!
    Up to no good everytime, when he open his mouth.
    I could see horns growing up on his head.

  25. JAMES LOW says:

    A chinese saying goes…..
    Act like a hog but, can swallow a tiger as you would never have thought.

  26. TheWrathOfGrapes says:

    1. Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best
    thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact;
    to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is
    better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it,
    to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire
    than to destroy them.

    Susan, you forgot to mention that of all the strategies, the best is to win by subduing the enemy without fighting at all. On the other hand, if facing overwhelming odds, the best is to cabut. Looks like he’s adopting this strategy.

    What is worse than a lame-duck?

  27. lovemalaysiaforever says:

    Malaysia Politician Grammy Award 2008 winner goes to AAB “Mr. Flip-Flop”

  28. savar says:

    So why hold elections in UMNO at all?
    The goats have already elected Head Goat whom they will follow blindly. The Master Race are a flock of sheep.
    In 2 years Badawi Plan will make Malaysia, South East Asia`s Zimbabwe.

  29. caravanserai says:

    UM-NO isn’t the party
    Deciding the course of the country
    It is the Rakyat who would determine
    The future where we will be

    Not even its partners
    In name has no sharing of authority
    MCA, MIC and Gerakan
    Not to mention other smaller fries
    There are just to make the number

    Now UM-NO is going to ‘explode’
    Too much worms crawling for a pie
    In time it has to open the can
    The sparrows wait patiently
    This time there is no second chance

    The writing on the wall
    The Rakyat spoken it all
    Our future in our hands
    It isn’t UM-NO
    MCA, MIC and Gerakan

    This is our country
    Her fate lies in our hands
    The Rakyat will determine
    The future the country will be

    We have taken our rights
    We will decide the course of history
    Into the future we will make it
    It is the peoples’ right
    No party can take it away

  30. savar says:

    By Shannon Teoh, The Malaysian Insider

    Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim poured scorn on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s plan to hand over the reins to his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Razak in 2010.

    “Umno leaders have told me that if he even stays beyond this December, they will fight him,” he told a crowd of thousands that overflowed an empty field that had gathered in Kampung Ismail here late last night.

    Arriving at 10.10pm and permanently minded by some 20 security officers, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader also made a grand prediction that the Malaysian economy would collapse in two months due to stagnant growth and inflation.

    “If changes are not made, especially to reduce fuel prices, our economy will collapse. Small and medium-sized enterprises will suffer and we will experience what economists call ‘stagflation’,” he told a crowd that had waited since 8pm for him to arrive.

    He also explained that the federal opposition’s application for a motion of no confidence against the prime minister filed yesterday was more important than Abdullah’s handover date, as this would bring the opposition Pakatan Rakyat into power sooner than the Barisan Nasional’s succession plan.

    Anwar also talked up his impending July 15 televised debate on fuel prices as the next step in his attempt to fix what he sees as an ailing economy.

    After pretending to forget his opponent Information Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek’s name, he stated his continued hope that Abdullah and Najib would change their mind and participate in the debate instead of a junior minister.

    The rest of his 47-minute speech was filled with new anecdotes that rehashed points already made in prior appearances since the election campaign in February but the crowd expectedly lapped it all up.

    It seems that the point of his current nationwide road show is to remind the public that he will continue to push through his agenda of taking over the government before the next general election.

  31. Bodohwi says:

    Wait for 2 years ?
    Ha ha.. Najis kena tipu by Bodohwi again…zzzzzz

    Nevermind, I’m happy since this month, b’cos my water bill deduct $13.99 from $14.25, so I only need to pay $0.25 this month, ha ha…
    (But still need to use our water/resources wisely).

    Thanks for Selangor Pakatan Rakyat govt.

    Hopefully, once PR took over the ctr govt, then Petrol, Electric, toll & many many more goods will decrease in prices.

    Else rakyat need to suffer for another 5 yrs….

  32. slug says:

    He may win his political war but the rakyat will lynch him if he can’t stabilize the economy.

  33. Tiam Kow Ka See Lang says:

    On Y.B. Lim’s blog, he “The announcement today by the Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi that he would hand over the Umno leadership and premiership to Najib Razak in June 2010 was given a standing ovation at the meeting of Umno division and branch leaders.

    What was the “standing ovation” for?” -Kit


    Wasn’t that apparent that most UMNOrians wanted AAB to go? Sorry to digress abit but I think it is relevant. But whether AAB’s true intention of Najib as heir apparent as he speaks is another question to ponder.

    As a Chinese idiom goes ‘When a “silent’ dog’ bites, it’s lethal’. Interesting!

  34. Jsss says:

    Aiyaaa!!!!!!!!!!!What a bad timing for Najis his dream to become next PM goes to drain.

    The lame duck bohdowi pulak claiming will resign in 2010 after complete all his projects. Understood maa!!!! how he and the racist khairy going to make more ..more & more $$$$$ if he resign now.

  35. kesava says:

    “The lame duck bohdowi pulak claiming will resign in 2010 after complete all his projects.”

    Najib will be in prison long before that.

  36. JeyS says:

    To whose benefit..surely not ours…

    Actually these days i am wondering whether any of these is benefiting us? NONE and a single DIME! Infact we spent more, get paid less and then get screwed…big time but for what….NOTHING!

    He (AAB) spins his tales get the UMNO guys all…hyped up (both ways and side ways too) and then tells of his succession plan but behind the sleeping dog is actually listens to his sneaky smartass SIL and how to throw his suppose successor (Najib) and get him (SIL) IN. THATS HIS 2 YEAR PLAN NOT TO CLEAN UP A SINGLE THING!!!!!!!!!!

    So to whose benefit..not ours but for their’s – ONLY AND SOVEREIGNLY.

  37. John says:

    Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is quite thicked skin. So much criticisms and yet he still want to stay on. He was a hero in 2004, now he’s nearly zero. What a shame.

  38. kesava says:

    If he want to know how much rakyat love him he should stand in Dataran Merdeka and invite people to slap him. Full House.

  39. eeyaw says:

    His sil reminds me of the Empress Dowager who manupulated her adopted son, Puyi, during China’s final Monarchy years. Just see how much damage she had done to China. As such, we must never let down our guard or his sil will forever destroy Malaysia!

  40. I rather have AAB than the turncoat racist Najib or the backside lover and the proven racist Anwar for another two years.
    Not that there is much to choose from ! UMNO can never ever produce one.

    Both racists, Najib and Anwar, are for the moment behaving and acting like ‘colourblind’ because they both want and need your support now. Once anyone of the two becomes the next P.M. you will then see what they really are.
    You can only hope and pray for a miracle for a ‘colourblind’ politician to appear out of nowhere in Malaysia ,that will be a real miracle I might add.

    I want to thank racist Mamak Mahathir for telling all the Malaysians to go and work overseas in the late 80, when Malaysia was in recession. I did better than that, My family and myself immigrated plus never ever need to put up with his atrocities.
    Today my children are all professionals , which they never will get the chance to learn and become what they are, back in Malaysia as non Malay. Earning more than the P.M. does every month.
    I strongly urge all non Malay professionals to do the same, for themselves and their children, and leave the half cooks to run the country. What a country it will be when there is no more oil in a few more years and most of all without any non Malay professionals ! What a shamble it will be !

  41. ah long says:

    Hehehe Kesava….good idea.

    If his mouth is on fire, nobody will piss into it to put the fire out.

  42. kittykat46 says:

    Badawi talks like a moderate, non-racist, and if you live outside the country, or have minimal dealings with the government, that’s probably your impression of him, as a nice, inclusive guy.

    If you regularly deal with the government, and I know many non-Malays who do so can vouch for it, the government machinery under Badawi’s administration is actually far more racist than it was under Mahathir.

    Just to give one example, the near-complete lock-out of non-Bumi businesses from any government linked-work, even large projects, is Badawi’s doing.

  43. Grill says:

    What a country it will be when there is no more oil in a few more years …What a shamble it will be ! ~ najib Manaukau (10:06:46)

    That is when the real ethnic cleansing will begin. Idiot non-malays duno what is coming. Better to get out now.

  44. Grill says:

    Badawi is the bigest racist. After May13 the Security Council appointed him as Secretary for `services rendered`.

  45. Arumugam says:

    Hello all,

    I think that pak lah will concentrate on reforms. Now he does not have to worry about being popular with power brokers anymore. He can concentrate on what the rakyat wants.

    Other than judicial reform which he is trying to reform, how about other reforms?
    -Police (wipe out AG and IGP?)
    -Aca (more proactive actions and initiatives against corruption?)
    -Media (more openness and freedom in revealing news?)
    -Economic subsidies (How they are going to creates subsidies?)
    -Education (more scholarships to non-bumis, meritocracy?)

  46. Grill says:

    “Other than judicial reform which he is trying to reform…”

    Haha that semi value joke.

  47. Jsss says:

    Ah Long me too agree with our fren Kesava’s suggestion. He is so cute lah!!!!!!!!!!!!. Keh…Keh….keh…

  48. Grill says:

    Badawi only re-form bank accounts of his family – oil for food scandal, scomi, ecm libra, etc etc etc

  49. Orang Utan says:

    For yr info the number 2010 had been sold out (Toto, Magnum & Kuda)

  50. Grill says:

    The joke making its rounds is that “badawi” may soon be accepted as a neologism by Oxford Dictionary to mean “to start something full of promise but end in disappointment, failure and/or disaster”.
    So, an example of its usage would be “France badawied their Euro 2008 campaign.”

  51. Orang Utan says:

    I think he knew that by the next general election BN might not be around so he just let his assistance to have a taste of 2 yrs as PM.At least have a feel on what it is to be a PM.

  52. wanderer says:

    Politics UN-MO style…Flip Flop PM to a murderer and the baton goes to a money monger (Khairy, does the name of money monger sound familiar?). Hey, wait a minute, we the rakyats choose a PM not you corrupted mudheads!
    Poor Najib, so near yet so far… your old man must be laughing in his grave!

  53. CJFOO says:

    What can Najib do? Wishing and hoping that AAB can finished his reforms in two years.

    Do you remember a classic song from the 60s by The Everly Brothers,” All I have to do is dream” ?

    Dream on Najib. Dream on Najib

  54. amoker says:

    Brace for higher cost of living and more months of nightmare.

  55. bamboo river says:

    “Pak Lah was not sleeping after all” He is having forty winks.
    But , how many times when he made a statement always comes out the opposite?
    June 2010? That was a direct hint to everyone. Dateline already announced. Do your homework people. Get it?

  56. mak jun yeen says:

    To that guy who posted the issue of created money, only those who are not economists still believe that what we know as “money” is based on some form of precious metal.

    This is stone age thinking, like those villagers in Turkey 10,000 years ago who accumulated a entire storeroom of obsidian stones believing they were rich because it can be used to excahnge for goods from other villages. When they find something else they believe to contain “value”, obsidian became just some beautiful black stone.

    “Money” does not exist in any physical form and have never existed in any physical form, it exists on belief or in latin ‘credere ‘ for which we get the word credit that is a believe in the other persons ability to pay not in his actual ability. And it is this belief that has allowed the world being made the way it is.

    Remember the lesson in the story Kung Fu Panda. There is no secret formula, the power of believe make it happen.

  57. donplaypuks says:

    long on speculation, short on hard facts!!

  58. onuor abraham says:

    Lagi spekulasi untuk menghentam Pak Lah..

  59. When Mahathir announced his retirement, all the UMNO bigwigs cried. When Abdullah announces his, they all give him a standing ovation. What do you make of that? Beats me. It’s just one big messed up party that has reached it’s end. The time is nigh. Good luck & good bye UMNO. You won’t be missed.

  60. george says:

    hahaha…a chess move by Pak “Tak Apa” Lah… it Najis and anwar move now… see who will be checkmate again this time…

  61. george says:

    hahaha…a good chess move by Pak “Tak Apa” Lah… it for Najis and anwar turn to move now… see who will be checkmate again this time…

  62. Many comments on how bad Pak Lah has done….however I think we fail to realise how much the country has changed since he took power. He is by accident the greatest Malaysian PM by virtue of the many reforms. Never has the opposition gained so many states and never has Parliament had so much accountability by wiping out the 2/3rds majority. Which PM in Malaysian history has allowed this to happen????!!!

    Susan, your article above I think gives too much credit to Pak Lah. He is sleeping, he is blur…..have you ever watched the British sitcom “Yes, Minister”? Well, we’ve got our very own and he is a real Prime Minister…..unfortunately.

  63. Hind-raf says:

    Nowadays Najib pictures in the newspapers look like he is a zombie. Muka pucat, tak mati, tak hidup:

  64. aziz says:

    PakLah now not sleeping anymore. He’s only talking in his sleep! Well done Paklah and welcome Anwar. PakLah actually wants Anwar to be PM. Can’t you see it?

  65. happinessforadime says:

    Seriously, got to love those politicians and their politics. 😦

  66. bennyloh says:

    I swear I could kill the confusing fella’


  67. Pegasus says:

    Bodowi has done it. He has basically close the door for Najib. 2 years is awful long time in politic, Bodowi is not Bodowi,he is Badawi who has learn well under Dr.M,well plan move. Najib position is already shaky with the Mongolian case, with both Anwar and RPK still holding the trump card with them,Badawi must be hoping that his deputy downfall will happen within this 2 years ,then of course he has no choice and have to continue to lead the country as the Umno idiots will be weeping and begging him to carry on,so that those cronies will carry on getting their share.Of course in all this,the SIL will be reaping his wealth and expanding his financial controls.The rakyat will pay dearly if this take place,cost of living will shoot up,fuel and toll hike will be more apparent under Badawi’s control. This is already going on,we need the Opposition to take over the running of this country,Pakatan should step in and Anwar to take over the PM seat. Under Badawi we will be doomed God Bless Malaysia !!!

  68. LimDokSa says:

    Hi all,
    The sleepy old goat does not want to lose out to the other PMs…….malu sekali kalo jadi PM for less than two terms! So no matter what, must hang on to power….After that, “saya pun tak keseh lah siapa take over as PM….itu bukan soal saya lagi….most important I will not regarded as the worst PM of Malaysia.

    Btw, looks like this is the begining of UMNO’s downfall….The Law of Gravity – whatever goes up must come down…!

  69. cUtEgIrL says:

    Najib very busy opening public tiolets.

  70. kesava says:

    Meanwhile Najib is linked to too many scandal. Foremost among them is the Altantuya murder case. Can Najib manoeuver thru this maze of malicious gossip is another story to write about. Whether Najib can weather the storm within these two years is another guessing game that he has to grapple with.

    But for now, Pat Lah, has already lured his enemy into a cage and is waiting to burn him alive. Read here and here what Mahathir and Anwar got to say………..

  71. Tak Nak says:

    I rekon that Bedawi can’t really be all that bad (well, apart from the widespread corruption, the bleeding of public funds, the appointing of his whole family to embezzle money from the nation, siring a girl that would marry such an oily arrogant creep as that one, and all those other terrible things that we already know about), but lets face it right now Bedawi is the Father of Malaysian democracy. Whether he intended it or not, his so called weakness as a leader (a weakness for money) was what led hundreds of thousands of Malaysians out to the ballot box to make their X and then run indoors and hide in the pantry with 2 weeks of food.
    At the moment I don’t think he’s doing too bad a job, he’s sitting back and avoiding all attempts to dethrone him, whilst of course making sure he makes as much money as possible in case he gets the boot – now whatever his personal reasons (see above weakness reference) what he’s actually doing is shielding the public from being ruled over by the unspeakable one. So why is everybody calling for Bedawi to be booted? Surely to God the longer that Najib is kept away from the Golden Chair the better for all Malaysians. Better the devil you know right? After all it takes the edge off the dangers that have been boiling up over the past few weeks, as he won’t feel so desperate about losing his “birthright” and may not be so inclined to push the buttons on the emergency laws and plunge this country into another dark age of police + military domination, racial destruction and constitutional amendments (like daddy did).

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