OH, DEAR GOD!

Are the rulers under pressure or what?

Why nominate a Chief Justice who is a controversial ex-UMNO guy?

No one really cares for Malaysia.

How can this CJ be impartial, unbias and fair?

He used to be UMNO’s legal counsel for many years.

There’s a conflict of interest, too. He used to be a businessman.

Ganesh Sahathevan has lots of stories about Zaki here in his blog “Malaysian’s Judiciary“.

Only the other day we asked: “How can we allow a criminal (to serve) as AG?” . And before we knew it, this!

The rulers have also issued a statement after their meeting in Terengganu, which in not so many words, is saying “SHUT UP!”:

“The Malay Rulers hold the constitutional role to safeguard the special privileges, position, eminence and greatness of the Malay Rulers, safeguard Islam, Malay as the National Language, and the genuine interests of the other communities in Malaysia.

“The actions of certain quarters in disputing and questioning these matters, which formed the primary basis for the formation of Malaysia and are enshrined in the Federal Constitution, had caused provocation and uneasiness among the people.

In retaliation, several quarters particularly Malay leaders whether in the government or non-governmental organisations as well as individuals had expressed their dissatisfaction and anger against those who had made the statements and reports and organised the forums.

“Among the reasons identified for these to have occurred is the cursory knowledge of those concerned regarding the historical background as to why these provisions were enshrined in the Federal Constitution and the influence of their attempts to implicate the principles of impartiality and justice without regard for the historical background and social condition of this country.

Narrow political interests are also a cause.

“Unless this phenomenon is arrested immediately, it can lead to disunity and racial strife that can undermine the peace and harmony which has all this while brought progress, development and success to the nation.

“As such, it is necessary for the Conference of Rulers to emphasise and remind all quarters of these constitutional provisions besides giving emphasis to the assurance of safeguarding the genuine rights of other communities.

Now I know why we had all the “sandiwaras” of the last few weeks. Do you get it now?

96 responses »

  1. sinewy says:

    For the ordinary citizens like the non-bumis, they are not concerned about issue of right based on race in this country. What they are looking for is a place where all citizens are being treated fairly and equally. After 51 years, most of the people know that they can only depend on themselves to work hard for a decent living and save as much as possible to provide for a good education and future for their families. They struggle to make ends meet and pay their taxes to the government. They represent more than 8 millions or 90% of the non-bumis in this country who are no rich and earning a salary to survive. Only a small group of rich non-bumis hold 80% of the wealth but the race based politics and policies of affirmative discrimination blindly suppress all the non-bumis. They accept the fact that the government need to uplift the economic status of the rural folks with a sustainable assistance and solution so that they can be competitive in the future, but for those who have obtained the level of competitiveness, why are they so reluctant to have the decency to be fair and equal to all fellow malaysians? Is this too much to expect from them to be part of the competitive world?

  2. this country is a democratic country. and as democracy rules, majority especially sabahans voted and wanted bn/umno to rule. it just happened that you and most forumers are dissident of the ruling gov…… (sure of course you’ll oppose dictator, monarchy, and communist rule where the gov is fixed).

    and because many ppl voted bn/umno, they content with umno ppl, who perceived as capable and leader and compassionate. and the judge is “ex-umno”, of course he’s QUALIFIED! he’s “ex”, and obviously nominally no more party affiliation, so you cannot say he’s “ineligible”.

    remember, majority wants umno rule, you are the minority….

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  4. AsiaZimbabwean says:

    And now i know who was the real mastermind, do you?

  5. mut says:

    It seems the Terengganu Sultan was not present. I wonder whether that is a sign that His Majesty doesn’t agree.

  6. expatriate says:

    Why is the CJ NEVER a chinese or indian?

  7. Kopi Anan says:

    Please remember the Sultans’ Income, perks, palaces, cars, shares ALL come from UMNO government.

    they don’t do UMNO’s bidding no new Maybach next year !

  8. Kopi Anan says:

    Ms. Sloone,

    If I may add, it is the saddest period of the Malay Civilisation, that after hundred of years of Sultanate and some 50 years of independence, and after sending hundreds to England to the Temples and Inns, and thousand of law graduates;

    we the Malays cannot even produce one EXCELLENT character of a Jurist-Judge-Legal mind in 2008 !

    the last one was Tun Salleh Abas.

  9. Lady Jane says:

    I keep saying a million times. Forget about everything, we don’t need any thing EXCEPT A REGIME CHANGE – A CHANGE IN THE GOVERNMENT, PERIOD.

  10. Hitam Had says:

    If the rights the various parties are indeed enshrined in the Malaysian Constitution, then can we revert to the original Constitution and permit changes only after a National referendum on each change has been conducted?

    I cannot envisage how something that has been altered so much over the last 51 years can be used as a reference to the original principles agreed by our founding fathers.

    Pax.

  11. oneofthesedays says:

    All those poor Malaysians looking for the rulers to step in and save us from the evil bUMNO can now see for themselves whose side these rulers are on.

    That’s it for me. Hang Jebat was righteous.

    No daulat tuanku for me anymore… I bow to no man.

    My ruler is in heaven and he will kick some ass real soon…

  12. Jaya says:

    Dear Kopi Anan,
    The Malaysian legal minds are there. UMNO has learnt that brilliant legal minds do not serve their political purpose. If you decipher Malaysia’s judiciary promotions, you will observe that if you are not promoted, you are good and you are respected by those who matter. The judiciary is suffering because of UMNO’s policy of denying excellence at the top.

  13. Taikohtai says:

    This latest episode confirms the FACT that the Malaysian royalty is nothing more than a BIG RUBBER STAMP.
    I think the faster the rakyat forgets about the hollow cries of Daulat Tuanku x 3!, the better chance the country can move forward.
    As the royalty is equally helpless with their royal cousin languishing in Kamunting, the rest are only concerned with their present lot. Unlike most rakyat, the royalty is used to be feted around and depends on handouts by the ruling gomen. Since when do beggars have choice?

  14. capo says:

    These Royalty are still waving around this “social contract” between Awang the fisherman, Ah cHong the market gardener and Ramasamy the dock worker.
    And M`sia has Najib as finance minister whom the new CJ will protect.
    Yesterday the NS Royalty was whacked by Supreme Court when he tried to wriggle out of paying on a SBLC to Stanchart Bank.

  15. DalaiLlama says:

    So what happens when all these companise go to court over their cases? Will they have a favourable judgement?

    You Bet!!

  16. wandererAUS says:

    Even the the so called “moderators’ of the land have join in the circus. If the rakyats have lost the very last option open to them to defend their rights and fairplay, we do we go from here? “Who will cry for me!”

  17. imwatchinu says:

    So it looks like Najib future is secure. No one can prosecute him for any crime he committed. And Bodohlah can enjoy and flaunt his ill gotten wealth. And goodbye to an independent judiciary. Goodbye to freedom. Welcome corruption. Anwar sodomy case is a foregone conclusion. God has forsaken us.

  18. Bentoh says:

    Just when we thought we can rely on the rulers…

    This is the day Malaysian judiciary pronounced its death…🙂

  19. dunnoalso says:

    susan
    dont forget yr promises to rpk & wife.
    focus focus….dont be a fake.

  20. malayamuda says:

    In Islam God is supreme……………so how come Raja Raja Melayu also same level as God ?

  21. sunwayopal says:

    Well to all those who keep shouting Daulat Tuanku, Daulat Tuanku and hoping for wise and impartial decisions from the Agong, this decision should put paid to that hope!!!

    Some more want to hope for the Agong to appoint the right PM even if DSAI can succesfully move a vote of no confidence against Badawi?

    This Agong will promptly appoint Najis no matter what DSAI numbers he has.

    Its his sole prerogative btw.

    This Agong knows which side of the bread his butter is at, thats for sure.

  22. amoker says:

    The Malay rulers forgot that they are the rulers of not just the Malays. Nothing in their statement is about the BUmis of Sabah and Sarawak. And of course, one statement about Non Malays ( to keep quiet) . And they could not distinguish constitutional agreement, amendments of constitutions and programme ( NEP ) , jumbling it all together.

    We have smart alecs as our rulers. I am not going daulat anymore these people. Perhaps the ruling for the NS Yamtuan Besar to pay USD1 million is just a reminder to these Sultans to toe the line. Looking back, it is done at the correct time.

  23. kittykat46 says:

    UMNO fella to be Chief Justice of Malaysia ?
    I suppose that completes the control of UMNO Inc. over all the institutions of the country…

    They control the Civil Service. If you don’t like it, the Police will come after you. If they charge you in court….the Judiciary is under their thumb…

    Cry The Beloved Country….

  24. Uncle says:

    It’s high time that the Malay rulers made the statement. Malays must unite and the fact is, whether you like like it or not, only thru’ their unity that Malaysian of all races can once again think less of politics and concentrate efforts to the development of our beloved country. Corruptions has to be addressed and it needs a lot of political will to fight it. It’s not because most government servants are malay/muslim so corruption is inevitable (as what RPK is trying to tell us). The reality, it’s a problem of all developing nations. Eradication of Poverty need to be eradicated, standard of living and oportunities must be provided equally and must be, regardless of race and religion.

  25. wandererAUS says:

    The rulers have forgotten, political parties or politicians come and go, but, the rakyats
    stay. Without the politicians there will still be royalty but, not without the rakyats.
    If they are just ‘rubber stamp’ for the scumbags, then, why do we need to kiss their hand and feet…is’nt that the respect we pay? It appears this respect is not warranted…respect come both ways.

  26. Anonymous says:

    The conference of ruler’s press statement is really troubling. What they had essentially said was the asserting of “ketuanan melayu” . Someone, most likely UMNO had made a presentation to them on the importance of maintaining this “ketuanan” as enshrined in the constitution. By buying into this UMNO instigated political posture the sultans had unwittingly supported and condone all the corruption that UMNO had and will carry out – all in the name of “ketuanan melayu.”

    Someone better alert the royalties that they will be taken for a long ride yet again. In the past UMNO had “covered-up” the wayward ways of the royalties by a strategy of appeasing their desires. It is akin to the chinese using glutinnous rice to “glue” up the god of the kitchen. Such appeasement, according to buddhist understanding of the mind, is really making offerings on the altar of syaitan – the syaitan is not the royalties but found in the hearts of those making the offering.

    If the royalties are true defender of islam they will uphold truth and justice.

  27. . says:

    Daulat to the Righteous Rakyat of Malaysia !

    Daulat to the Spirit of the Righteous Malaysians to overthrow the current scumbag regime !

    Daulat to God, the Almighty, for He has grant us the courage to fight on !

  28. Anak Malaysia says:

    This is what we call Malaysia boleh

  29. fergie says:

    So .. our petition to the King was all for naught? What to expect .. out of the millions of citizens the voices of a few thousand cannot be heard .. just voices in the wilderness. Sad but true, as you can see. Even the letter signed by our PR leaders was not worth mentioning by our Rulers .. goes to show they are not unbiased. As for saying the “Social Contract” should not be questioned .. has anyone ever questioned it? I feel we are wasting our time and energy .. the situation will not change unless more Malaysians wake up.

  30. Where is tamade? says:

    The appointment of this new CJ will surely arrive in due time beset Anwar Ibrahim’s trial by transferring his case currently under the purview of the Session Court Judge who is seem to be impartial, to a Higher Court as the move was struck down by the current Judge S.M. Komathy and the prosecution’s appeal to the Higher Court was also rejected.

    With the new appointment, the CJ has sufficient power to foist on the transfer.
    Habislah kan?

  31. Batu Ferringhi says:

    After all the ‘posturings’ by Raja Nazrin and the high hopes placed upon these rulers to intervene for a fairer Malaysia with a level playing field, what do they give to us now? Looks like they are more interested in preserving their own arses than protecting the country’s future, new Maybach for all next year as farewell gifts from Pak Lah!

  32. I mean, where is tamade? says:

    I think fergie made a point in suggesting the futility of our (rakyat’s) petition whether online or physical presence.

    In fact I did made a commentary pertaining to this matter quite sometime ago.

    One can assume the whimsical vagaries of Raja Nazrin when in many speeches, he spoke about integrity, the necessity of separation-of-powers while on the other hand, when action merited, he was seen to be voiceless when the decision like this comes by.

  33. hasilox says:

    Kopi Anan,
    There are many malays with the quality and the integrity to do the job but they are all sidelined. Only clowns who go beyond logic and reasoning are acceptable to propagate their imbecilities. The entire underlying nation’s ‘infrastructure’ are screwed.

  34. Hitam Had (06:52:31) :

    “I cannot envisage how something that has been altered so much over the last 51 years can be used as a reference to the original principles agreed by our founding fathers.”

    I think this sums up what is wrong with the country. The rulers point out again and again to the “genuine interests” and “genuine rights” of the non-malay, non-muslims in this country. But what are these? The rulers allude to the constitution. But are there any entity that ensures this “interests” and “rights”, like the many institutions that protect malay rights (the rulers, mara, quotas etc.) And are these “genuine interests” and “genuine rights” as clear cut as the malay/muslim rights? Or has it been butchered along with the constitution?

    I thought the only “right” the non-malay/non-muslim has in this country is the right to citizenship. And we are told, even from the age of 7 onwards, to appreciate this “right” and be grateful. This is touted as a supreme sacrifice, and apparently done from the goodness and patience of their hearts!

    “genuine interests”, “genuine rights”? Talk is cheap.

  35. LHHeng says:

    Well Susan, another black episode for the judiciary in Malaysia.
    How can such a bum become CJ when he has slanderous baggages on his shoulders. Considering the goodies they get from the umnoputras, I am not surprise this bum got the job.
    We are back to square one on judiciary. Injustice, corruptions, etc………
    I have great respect for our royalties but it is sad things NEVER change for the better in this bolehland for the rakyat.
    Everyone is only caring for themselves.

  36. Joshua says:

    It’s not about having a Malay CJ but rather one that is politically linked…

    Didn’t Pak Lah talk about reforming the judiaciary? Alas, he is doing just the opposite – deforming

    http://takenotetakeheart.blogspot.com/2008/10/zaki-is-new-umno-linked-cj.html

  37. Habib RAK says:

    A few days prior to the Ruler’s conference, the Negeri ruler is found guilty by the Special Court. This, of course, is unprecedented. It is a clear message the the Rulers…thou shall toe the line or else!!!

    When the CJ candidate was put forward, guess what the Rulers Conference did?

    Get it?

  38. tshock says:

    so, what do we do? stop working, stop making money, stop everything, stop paying taxes stop, stop….stop…then the corrupted would have nothing to milk.

  39. ventura says:

    Zaki Asmi, the thought came . . . it is a terrible thinking that the government will truly act freely to look into our daily need on our replenishment.

    The UMNO should start focusing to the want and problem that envisage as a resultant of the 5 years ruling by the premiership of Abdullah. Rather they have not learn from the past 5 years that the stronghold of the coalition was brought down by their selfish act of covetness and lust in the love for money and personal gain.

    Then, the question will have to post to our “rakyat” as a whole, why we pick up and choose the person or perhaps the respective party to represent us in the case they are not competence in their offering.

    Some voter may say that they have made a mistake, some may cloud in the illusion that their family members is involves in the deal with the party. Other may conclude that they have being promise a certain part of incentive to part their vote for the party. Certain quarter may desire for fame and in the light of riches that the party can offers.

    The key fact is that only a fraction of people will be benefit to the guillotine risk of riches. But yet many of us will be lured to that conflict that we will suffered as a result of part in the population will indulge and be benefit from such a gain. This is not proportion to the principality of democratic preview, but rather ascribe to the communism concept. A leeched whereby a majority of the population treasure and riches will be rob of their wealth to ensure the wealth benefit certain fraction of people manifesto and gain.

    So is the present governing administration still think Malaysia people living in their world of illiteracy, without the general knowledge of the past, no mental capability and understanding of the world scenario, management and academic intelligence. We Malaysian have evolved and continue to evolve and survive in our fight of injustice, racist and religion fraction, dis unity and cultural differences.

    We have far more come out as “Bangsa Malaysia”, looking into the fusion of our food, blending of our daily Malaysian food, culture, taste and speeches. We have fuse in the need of living together and evolve in our culture and thinking to merge for the intense of survival of no longer race but rather nation with many marriages in field of thinking and thoughts.

    All in all the affairs of the elected responsible the governing party still think that the people of Malaysia does not know what is happening and still leave the control to them to steward the country accordingly. Unfortunately we the people have grown stronger and no longer ignorance of our right and freedom therefore resort to stand up for the people and of the people.

    Ultimately we the people and nation will be blessed. Why shall be succumb to this leeches of our riches when we can give an opportunity to those who have better caliber to manage them.

    Zaki Asmi in thought again as the people feel is not a suitable candidate, with many conflict and fallen reputation.

    The people of Malaysia has denied of his appointment.

  40. colourmebad says:

    As a genuine observer and a former Malaysian, I can only observe and provide some insight of an outsiders view.

    Clearly there is an issue of ignorance on all sections of the intended rulers audience, be it Malay/Muslims or non-Malay/non-Muslims. This ignorance is due chiefly to the fact that the existence of varying rights of the different ethnics, and inability of the rulers and the ruling class to enunciate it clearly to the masses.

    The minorities think they are on equal footing or on par with the Malay/Muslims, but from the statement above, its clear they are not. Yet from the comments here and elsewhere, its also clear that some of the minorities are indeed recalcitrant.

    My suggestion is to take a page from the former apartheid regime in South Africa. There the whites were able to keep the blacks in check through a variety of means, but the best method is to use the media to constantly remind the black of what they can and cannot do. Posters and signboards are used to remind the black where to go, what to do, how to do it etc.

    I suggest that the Malaysian government follow the same method. List out what the non-Malay/non-Muslim can do or cannot do. This is important. Ignorance is certainly NOT bliss! Posters and signboards from the apartheid era are still kept somewhere in South Africa and should be available. Just dust it off and replace “blacks” with “non-Malay/non-Muslims”.

    These then should be placed strategically at airports, bus stations, beaches, public toilets etc. Any public places would do. In fact, laws can be made to force the minorities to hang these in their homes. Whipping should be part of the penalty for non-compliance.

    That strategy effectively stopped the blacks from questioning the rights and privileges of the whites. It should do the same for the majority race as well.

  41. elvieho says:

    The BN gomen not only nominate their own judge but will write
    the judgement too-direct from PM office.

  42. Blogreader says:

    If one is afraid of pressure, one is not fit to rule.

  43. DalaiLlama says:

    Badawi says he needs 5 months to improve the judiciary, reduce corruption, change the world etc etc….

    Going by what has just happened obviously the statement was made during his sleep in….
    Wait till Mahathir rouse up his Mob and changed his 5 months R&R to 1month…Hehheh

  44. Anonymous says:

    Justice hits a new low in Malaysia.

  45. elvieho says:

    Badawi says he will reform the judiciary.Be patience,This is just
    Phase 1 of his reform.

  46. sponge says:

    liaulat tuanku
    hamik all blur flexes his muscles by throwing innocent citizens into jail without trial, while his ‘mata-mata’ supposed to uphold law & order chickens-out from an unsafe area.. only in bolehland!

  47. elvieho says:

    Are the rulers under pressure? NO,settled under the table.why nominate a CJ who is a ex-umno guy?so that umno can stay in power.How can this CJ be impartial? ofcourse he cant thats why umno put him there-thats part of bodowi deform ops sorry reform

  48. sponge says:

    any kiddo who’s built & managed ‘Rollercoaster Tycoon’ or ‘Sim City’ would do better than hamik & his clowns, enough to know that where crime is rampant, you send in law enforcers, reinforce/equip/train them to maintain law & order. disappointing!

  49. sponge says:

    under-table, musical chair or whatever; makes no difference if they elect themselves katak/lembu/beruk for now, with their ill-gotten corrupt $. our beloved Malaysia – a failed nation :(( how sad. God have mercy on us

  50. elvieho says:

    we are a failed nation in every aspect. All the corridors remain corridors. All reforms became deformed.But says Najib mongol all is not lost,our economy not affected,still collecting commision as usual.

  51. PAS says:

    “tak kan melayu hilang di dunia” that was the famous hang tuah saying hundreds years ago. Now we know he lied. Malays do not have ranks in this world in terms of race. Even hang tuah is said to be a chinese!
    I am proud to be a pas member for pas stand on religion not stupid race thing.

  52. Hang Tuah and the Hang gangs were pure Malay heroes. They and Umnoputrakis are different side of coins.

    How can the Umnoputrakis compare with the Hang heroes who defended the weak and helpless.

    If all these Umnoputrakis were in the Hang’s brothers era, hahaha…. they were (carcasses) lying everywhere on the ground.

  53. Anti-BN says:

    It is very disheartening to read about the wrongs that are happening in our beloved country.

    Why are our beloved Rulers keeping silent over the oppression by the evil BN.

    Aren’t they supposed to be protectors of the rakyat or are they only interested to protect their own ricebowls.

    So sad!!!

    Makes me wonder about their role and what they stand for???

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  54. Syitah says:

    Teruskan Pakatan Rakyat dengan Ketuanan Rakyat,kita tidak mempunyai masa lagi utk menoleh kebelakang.

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  56. abdullah says:

    Now that Pak Lah has given almost his power away and the influence of Kutty returns the old and worst legal system will happen to ensure persons involved in murder will get away. When good man rules people call him sleeping PM and slurred him. Serve them right. You people don’t want Pak Lah and want Kuttyism, then take it. Just see the worst yet to come.

  57. rasupal says:

    It’s quite amazing to see the way our country moving forward with backward thinking. An IGP who has been suspected to have abused his position, an AG who is found to be guilty by Solicitor General for fabricating material evidence, a would be PM who has been rumoured to have involved directly or indirectly in murder, women and corruption and finally a nominated CJ who lacks credibility.

    Where do we go from here? A 4 men team to rule Malaysia. I think Najib would become the next PM. Read my prediction at http://www.malaysianaffairs.blogspot.com

  58. In this new era, the Agong and Sultans are just parasites.

  59. Time to abolish the parasitic monarch system. They are a drain to our resources.

  60. If Tibet could abolish the problematic and chaotic monarchy system, it’s high time to get rid of the decadent and profligate obsolete agong and sultans.

  61. If one king could create war in Tibet, let alone 13 stupid su;ltans and agong in Bolehland. Time for the agong and sultan starting tilting lands, planting jagong and kankong.

  62. Bolehland is in this miserable state is because the agong and sultan screwing up the whole country. They are enemies of mankind.

  63. cekka says:

    And I wonder what Anwar and Raja Petra have done..

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  65. konek says:

    We are reminding Najib and Mahathir about this, that Malaysia is not an Islamic state and it is not in a social contract.

    Malay Sakai, so please tell Badawi about it. Umno has always threatened the non-malays with riots and chaos. Nobody in Malaysia has started riots and chaos except for Umno.

    Umno has a deep rooted tradition of starting riots and chaos when every time they can’t debate sensibly.

    The social contract is there alright and many do not question it. But is the social contract followed according to the spirit or hijacked to the benefit of a few?

    Just look at the number of huge projects that has failed is proof enough. Yet these are treated like normal – part of everyday happening.

    Gosh……….

    All the social contract talk does not hold any water, when you have people in power, namely Umno abusing their power. In fact, they are indirectly telling you, that they have the right to abuse the power. Is this fair? Of course it is unfair. You don’t even need a social contract to tell you whether it is fair or not.

    Social contract didn’t say that Malaysia is an Islamic state. On the contrary the social contract expressly stated that Malaysia was and is not an Islamic state.

    Now the deliberate misinterpretation, apparently accepted by Umno, is that Malaysia (including Sabah and Sarawak) is an Islamic state!

    Sabah and Sarawak would never have joined Malaysia if they had known that Malaysia will be deemed an Islamic state.

    If the social contract meant that the non-malays would merely exchange the British masters for the malay masters, they would never have agreed to join the malays for independence.

    What is the difference of having the British lording over the non-malays and having the malays doing the same to the non-malays! Probably worse. At least the British had some respect for fairness while the malays have none!

    So to get independence, the malays needed the non-malays. Without the non-malays agreement, the British would not have granted independence. So, is that not also part of the social contract?

    It is not a one-sided malay right. The malays would not be where they are without the non-malays.

  66. ruyom says:

    For Royal Professor Ungku Aziz to say that there was no social contract between the founding fathers of our nation, this has put a nail in the coffin on those ultra-malays who still see Ketuanan Melayu as a cornerstone for race relationships in this country.

    While other matured and well-developed nations have put to rest the ‘master and slave’ relationship among the various races, it baffles the mind of thinking people why should such policy still remain relevant in this 21st century here in Malaysia. We might call our British colonial masters ‘Sir’ or ‘Tuan’ in the early days but after half-a-century of independence, don’t you think that such thinking is out of date?

    Mind you, the United States who imported Negros from Africa a few centuries ago to be the white man’s slave might have a black man to be their next president if Obama wins the ticket to the White House in the coming US presidential elections.

    Malay rights have been ensconced in the federal constitution and cannot be taken away unless by a two-thirds majority in parliament subject to the malay rulers approval. No one doubts that in the early days, the bumis especially the malays, needed affirmative actions to take them out of their cycle of poverty to be on par with other races, especially the Chinese.

    But the NEP has outlived it purpose and it should be replaced with a new policy which will eradicate poverty regardless of creed and race.

    The playing field should be more even and let the best among the best compete among themselves in order for our nation to progress in the future. Why should rich malays with their ‘right political connections’ obtain a big slice of the economic cake while the poor people are denied such opportunities to get them out of their cycle of poverty?

    To be a respected race, the malays must discard the notion that the government will always have to provide them with opportunities in studies and business as if it was their birth right. The malays should be able to compete with the other races on an equal footing and work hard to improve their lot rather than expecting handouts from the government.

    Ungku Aziz, a towering malay whose intellectual thinking is way ahead of his time, has opened a Pandora Box’s with his outright statement that there is no written ‘social contract’ among the various races prior to independence. Umno politicians will now cry foul about his daring statement as they will always use the Ketuanan Melayu bogey to win the hearts and minds of the malays to support their cause. .

    But the malays cannot be in a denial mode anymore. We must accept the fact that in the brave new world that we live in where people and capital move to places where no restrictions are imposed, the old way of doing business by having quota systems will drive capital away from our country and the people will suffer in the end if business opportunities pass our shores.

    The malays should look at their Singapore brethren who are no less the worse although unlike their Malaysian cousins, they does not have any NEP policy to get a leg up in society. There is no short cut for success unless you work hard for it.

  67. kentanjim says:

    Ah……….the history lessons begin again.

    As much as the malays do not like the “Orang Putih”. These “Orang Putih” built infrastructures and schools for Malaysia. Yes, they did have an economic agenda, but on the whole, it is believed that they did more good than harm.

    Now, please read “Melayu Journal” published by Dewan Bahasa Pustaka 2005. It clearly states that the “contract” which you speak so lovingly of, was issued only for a duration of 15 years.

    It was tagged under the NEP. Since the NEP failed miserably, it was “extended” under a new name called the NVP. When that failed too, it has once again been “extended” under the new name of the NDP. In a nutshell, it has failed for 50 years.

    Don’t the malays smell something amiss here? Put in perspective, our Malaysia government has publicly announced to the world, that despite targeted government aid for half a century, the malays are so hopeless, stupid and useless that they still cannot fend for themselves.

    Think hard not with emotion, but look at the fact. This fact is very very embarrassing for Malaysia. As it says that the malays are not able to succeed despite being given aid for half a century.

    Back to more serious business: The NEP, NVP and NDP or by whatever name you call it tomorrow. So for 50 years, it has “dished out” money to the malays. Realistically, how many of you received that money?

    Except for the elite few who sit on the “high and mighty” seats of the government. And that is why, to continue to receive that “special bumi aid” money, they have to insist that there is racial tension in the country. In fact, they promote it by virtue of fact that “race-based organizations” still exist till today.

    The Orang Asli also fall into the bumi category. They arrived here 60000 years ago (mind you, the first Indonesian arrival was only 3000 years ago).

    Jabatan Orang Asli has been “actively” helping them for the past 50 years. They still live in the jungle. Where I may ask, has that allocated money gone to? Many proponents have insisted that Jabatan Orang Asli has been “helping themselves” instead.

    Go to any Orang Asli settlement and see it for yourself.

    Your money. Take it back. Or forever live like paupers.

  68. Oh tamade? says:

    Dear Hang Tuah baru,

    I share your thoughts but I am sorry to tell you that you may be hanged for this. Hahaha.😉

  69. machitam says:

    kentanjim, on the current situation, who felt threatened? the malays as whole or the elite few?
    i’m amused by your history lesson….

  70. Joe Rakyat says:

    If the people remain afraid and silent, then those in power will continue to do what they like. Beware, forces at work to create another May 13, it’s too obvious. The mode of operation is also too similar to be a coincidence, we all know who’s behind the current racial polarisation.

    REJECT RACIST POLITICIANS, REJECT MAHATHIRISM, REJECT ISA, BOYCOTT UTUSAN MALAYSIA.

    DEMAND FOR THE RETURN OF INDEPENDENCE TO THE MALAYSIAN EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATURE, JUDICIARY & MEDIA. JR

  71. hang Jebat says:

    Hang me too for i share Hang tuah’s thought.13 sultan’s plus their wifes,consort’s porcupine’s,chirldren and hangers on will not only drain our resources but bankrap us.

  72. Douglas Moore says:

    We, the Americans dare to criticize our Presidents, shouting diatribes whenhe passes by. Many Malaysians are birdbrains who kneel and bow to the stupid feudalistic system that the King is the Lord or God.

    Anyone who touches me, Bush, McCain or Obama will be coming to this so-called Bolehland looking for “Weapons of Mass Destructions”. (And I guess you all know what that means).

    Raja Nazrin talks a lot about reformist policies and Rule of Law, but if you really read the statement issued by YOUR RULERS c a r e f u l l y, you probably get what it enunciates. That the NEP or other racial system stays.
    Try to even suggest such policies in our good America, and we will sent you to mental-rehabilitation. :O

  73. Douglas Moore says:

    oneofthesedays,

    Now, people like you are sane, except for others who are elated by the Statements by the Malays Rulers. I bet they got E for Engrish. Hahaha.

  74. DalaiLlama says:

    Hang Jebat….Be Careful nanti u kena lockup for making such statements.

    Malaysia needs to be bankrupt (like Iceland ) before such thoughts enter people’s minds.

    On what u said…Let future generations decide.
    The future may be so different that future generations of tax payers may not be willing to keep carrying this burden. In any case this may come sooner than we think when our oil runs out!
    In the meantime those who are enjoying…enjoy whilst it lasts. As for people like jebat? Eat your heart out…

  75. Douglas Moore says:

    In our Great Country called the United states Of America, we (all races)are equally liberated from racial discrimination. Their are laws to deal with racists.

    Of course, certain racist are around like the KKK, Loius Farrakan, etc, but our Great Presidents who serve the whole world did and will not detain them under any draconian laws such as your country, the “Bolehland” (hahaha) whom are ruled by tyrants with local despots with a Gestapo-likewise so- called the Royal Malaysia Police who ever-readily abuse their powers at will and enjoys impunity from any (criminal)charges.

    We Americans are the “TRUE SHERIFF OF THE WORLD” and our deputy, Britain did not detain or deport one of the Hindraf leader who seeks refuge in our soil. The Hindraf filled a trillion dollar class-action-lawsuit against our fellow Brits and we holds no ill-wills against him or anybody.

    If any of your leaders’ “touches” me, I’ll call 1600. And do you know what is 1600? In short we call it the White House and my goodwill President will be sending their troops her to look for weapons-of-mass-destruction. And you know what that means.😀

    In the name of the United States of America (the only country that promotes and safeguard true democracy) that we love.

    Sincerely,

    Douglas Duncan Moore
    American (Washingtonian) Expat in Kuala Lumpur

  76. hang jebat says:

    Dalai Lama
    Thanks for your concern, dont worry as Hang Tuah will protect me.I trust that susan will not let them know who am I ? Anyway ,we are already dead! with all the criminals in the gomen.

  77. jebat,

    Dey! Brother! We were formidable and unbeatable, so why the locked up? We might be dead, but our spirits live on forever……. and orever….!

  78. Oh tamade?

    Dey! You think we are still living in batu caves together with the bats?

    You are not a katak dibawah perigi hang tuah di Melaka. Otherwise your outlook would not be like this.

    Come to Melaka and take a bath in my perigi in Melaka, then you will be charged with the power of hang tuah.

    Then you would not think like like an otak udang!

    hang tuah baru in the Melaka perigill!

  79. Aiyo DalaiLlama,

    You are whole life lama and Tibet is still under China’s control.

    Why don’t you come together with Oh tamade? to Melaka and take a bath in my perigi?

    You shall be transformed into Damai baru after taking the bath.

    Hu Jing Tao might let you take over China with your otak baru.

    With Damai lama and otak lama, neh neh neh! You know!!!

  80. ahlong says:

    That idiot….got 5 years and he did nothing. Now he want to do everything in 5 months….bullshit.

    He wants another 5 months to transfer more money to his Swiss account. This is the main reason.

  81. hang jebat baru says:

    hang tuah baru,together we will built a malaysia baru.Let us ignore dalai Llama for even the emperor of china kick him out.Dont let him bath in your perigi for he will contaminate your perigi with his old stink.

  82. Aiya! Brother Jebat,

    We are here to cleanse those dirty buggers. Clean buggers like rpk, Dsai, Said, looney etc. no need to take bath here la. They can take in their own bathroom la.

    Fyi, your perigi is catered for those lady dirty sluts like raapida, sharizat, azlina, ng yen yen….. hope you can tahan their female stinks…. hahahaha.

  83. Hahaha says:

    Make Malaysia a Republic !
    Our respect have always given to the 13 sultans, in return all we ask is to protected by
    evil political parties that run this country. Have we been given this protection…they have ears but do not hear, have eyes and do not see, mouths that stay silent. Don’t our petition against the appointment of this CJ, Zaki counts.
    It is the taxpayers’ money that support all politicians and rulers of this land. So the voices from the ‘People’s Power’ shouldbe heard and not ignored.

  84. hang jebat baru says:

    hang tuah,
    The peoples parliament says CJ appt not comfirm yet. Do you think we can go persuade Agong to appoint Karpal singh as CJ so RPK can be set free or you can ask all the rulers to bath in your perigi so they will have otak baru.

  85. shrek says:

    There are only 8 Sultans and 1 Raja, not 13. All the Sultans and Raja are advised by their respective Menteri Besars. 4 of these Menteri Besars are from PR states. In all probability the voting for the new CJ are split 4 and 4 with the Agong casting the deciding vote.

  86. Solo Miss says:

    CJ can be Zaki if Karpal is Deputy.

  87. wishuponastar says:

    We have to respect the rulers decision not only because they have blue blood ,because amongst them there is also a finest legal mind.

  88. hang jebat baru says:

    RPK also got blue blood! Did they give respect to him?

  89. hang jebat baru says:

    Hang Tuah

    I cant get to you on the page reg the cowards.The bodak has continue to use the ISA
    For the sake of our rakyat Let our battle cry be heard Raja Adil Raja Disembah Raja Zalim Raja disangguh. Draw our Taming sari for the sake of the rakyat and our land.
    And Hang Li Poh shall rest in Peace. Then…we shall go home

  90. hang jebat baru says:

    whether you got blue blood or green blood,yellow skin or black skin, if you are fair we
    respect you.How can we respect rulers who borrow money and dont pay?

  91. hang jebat baru says:

    solo miss

    ofcourse Zaki can be CJ cuci jamban

  92. wishuponastar says:

    Jebat,

    This is an excerpt from HRH Raja Azlan Shah’s opening address at the 14th Law Conference October 2007.

    “It is of the essence of a judge’s character that he must be a person of unquestionable integrity who brings an unbiased mind to his task. Like Caesar’s wife, he should be above suspicion.”

    So is Zaki a Calpurnia?

  93. wishuponastar says:

    “It is of the essence of a judge’s character that he must be a person of unquestionable integrity who brings an unbiased mind to his task. Like Caesar’s wife, he should be above suspicion.”

    The above excerpt is from HRH Raja Azlan’s Shah’s opening address at the 14th Law Conference last October.

    Does HRH sees Zaki as a Calpurnia?

  94. Hang jebat baru says:

    Zaki as a Calpurnia ? more like Judas Iscariot

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