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06 November 2010

MCA demands action against Sarawak school’s halal food policy

The MCA wants the Education Ministry to act against a Sarawak primary school for enforcing a halal food policy, which it claims is trampling on the rights of non-Muslim pupils.

The second-biggest party in the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition said today that public school teachers do not have the right to force their own religious values on a multi-cultural student body.

“MCA finds it disturbing that the senior assistant had allegedly warned the parent ‘Jangan besar-besarkan hal, kerana ini isu yang cukup sensitif di kalangan orang-orang Islam (Don’t blow up this matter as it is a very sensitive issue among Muslims),” said the party’s deputy publicity chief Loh Seng Kok (picture).

He was citing news portal Malaysiakini that yesterday reported the allegation against SK St Thomas in Kuching.

Ten-year-old Basil anak Baginda, a pupil of St Thomas, was said to have been caned 10 times on his palms for bringing home-cooked fried rice with pork sausages to school on October 15.

His mother, Angela Jabing, had highlighted the incident to the media after failing to get a satisfactory explanation from the school administration.

At a news conference in Kuching last week, Angela was reported as saying that the school’s senior assistant told her at a meeting on October 19 that he could not remember the incident and not to blow it up as it was “sensitive”.

The mother said the school head told her the halal food policy was announced during assembly in February this year, in a bid to show respect to Muslim students.

Pork is considered a non-halal meat, or forbidden to Muslims.

Angela wants to know if St Thomas’ non-halal food policy is based on instruction from the Education Ministry, and if it applies to home-cooked food.

The ministry has yet to respond.

In his media statement, Loh noted a trend among school administrations to hush up such incidents with the excuse of “not to stir up sensitivities”.

“To sweep issues which would have unsettling impact on minority groups under the carpet is completely unacceptable,” he stressed.

The MCA man pointed out that if the school and the ministry’s policies were based on religious sensitivities, then all sorts of other meats, such as beef, should be barred altogether, as a mark of respect to Buddhists and Hindus.

Loh said St Thomas was a missionary school that had gained a reputation for multiracial harmony and urged the ministry to act before the issue gets blown out of proportion.


Don't just try to get cheap publicity portray as tough they are fighthing for the non-malays. If you really mean business, tell that straight to the umno guys and stop all these nonsense. The race crisis that the country has gone through recently was as a result of their doing. Else, I will bet that this case which was not the first to have happened, will definitely not the last.

Nik Aziz tells PAS supporters not to despair

Nik Aziz tells PAS supporters not to despair

PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat told party supporters today not to despair over the loss of the Galas state seat to Barisan Nasional (BN).

The Kelantan mentri besar said: “As fighters for Islam, we should not despair over such a situation because it is part of the trials and tribulations that Muslims must face.”

Speaking to reporters after launching a drive to collect funds for an extension to the Mukim Panji mosque here, Nik Aziz (picture) said the BN usually did well in by-elections because “they had the machinery to do anything” and could focus their efforts.

BN candidate Abdul Aziz Yusoff obtained 5,324 votes while PAS’s Dr Zulkifli Mohamed secured 4,134 in the straight contest.

Nik Aziz had earlier said that he accepted the defeat if the people truly wanted BN and not because they were threatened or bribed.

PAS election director Datuk Abdul Halim Abdul Rahman meanwhile said the party would conduct a post-mortem on the by-election this Sunday.

One factor that would be studied was the involvement of Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah as BN director of the by-election, he told the press.

According to him, PAS had been prepared for defeat, but was shocked by the size of it.

“We felt that even if we were to lose, it would be by 600 to 700 votes, going by past trends. A defeat by more than 1,000 votes shocked us,” Halim said.

He rejected suggestions that the defeat was due to PAS adopting the wrong strategy.

“The strategy was right. May be it was not well executed, but the strategy was right,” he said.


Don't worry Tok Guru. Pas and Pakatan Rakyat will make it comes the next GE. The BN machinery is too tough for Pas. The media will twist and turn facts against Pas irreligiously. Money is given freely. The voters (some) go for short-term gain. In the long run, they will return to Pas. Pakatan Rakyat will grow wiser with this loss. Stay united and become a viable alternatiive to BN. The people want this. Insya Allah, the people will be with you. Salam from us, Tok Guru. We respect you.

Koh expected to feel the heat at Gerakan conference

The Gerakan national delegates conference this weekend is expected to be a heated affair because of the events that have affected the party this year.

Party president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, who has been under pressure over his leadership style, may find himself having to listen to more criticisms.

Koh (picture), a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, is likely to be asked about matters revolving around Gerakan’s standing in Barisan Nasional.

For example, the delegates are likely to ask him about Gerakan giving up the Barisan chairmanship of Batu in the Federal Territory, which the party had traditionally held, to Umno.

Some delegates say they expect issues concerning personalities and leadership styles to be raised, especially since there had hardly been enough time for a cooling of tensions among certain key members.

It was only last month after all that Penang Gerakan chairman Datuk Dr Teng Hock Nam survived a vote of no confidence.

At about the same time, Gerakan stalwart and former president Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik quit as party adviser.

Although the issues were deemed to have been solved by the party’s national leaders, many among the grassroots don’t think so, according to some delegates.

A party insider expects a “strong undercurrent of dissent” at the conference to be attended by 2,100 delegates.

“Koh’s leadership will surely be a topic of discussion,” he said.

“For Gerakan to survive the next general election, we need leadership which is stronger and more vocal. Gerakan must play a more significant role in national politics.”

A delegate thinks that Koh pays too much attention to his ministerial duties and doesn’t give enough time to party affairs.

Deputy national Youth chief Oh Tong Keong said party members accept that Koh has a different leadership style from that of his predecessor.

But they nonetheless want him to be firm and more assertive in stating the party’s stand in national politics, he added.

Vice-president Senator A. Kohilan Pillay feels that Koh’s leadership is not a big issue.

He says that Koh has been working untiringly and quietly to rebuild the party’s morale and image.

“Of course they are some unhappy ones. They have the right to use the conference to voice their concern over what is happening in the party.

“But this is common and happens in other parties as well,” he said


want to salvage? pull out of BN.. it is the titanic in the middle of the Atlantic now.... be an independent party.. fight for the betterment of Penang.. not for selfish reasons... support will come back to u...

05 November 2010

Its official!! BN retakes Galas and retains Batu Sapi in by-elections

Its official! The Barisan Nasional has won the 2 by-elections of the Batu Sapi Parliamentary seat in Sabah and the state seat of Galas in Kelantan.

BN won with a majority of 1,190 votes in Galas where BN’s Abdul Aziz Yusoff polled 5,324 votes defeating PAS’s Dr Zulkefli Mohamed with 4,134 votes.

Meanwhile, in Batu Sapi, BN’s Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin polled a whopping 9,773 votes with a majority win over PKR’s Ansari Abdullah with 3,414 and SAPP’s Datuk Yong Teck Lee with only 2,031 votes.


go on lah....continue to fool the people with yr millions.
we know this country is doomed n for those in the coastal
lines: continue to use your fishing nets.

04 November 2010

We will win with large majority in Galas – Muhyiddin

The deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin claims that he predicts that the ruling coalition BN (Barisan Nasional) would be winning the upcoming by-election of Galas with a comfortable and big majority. The Galas state constituency fell vacant afte Che Hashim Sulaima from PAS passed away due to colon cancer. The seat was a former BN stronghold and it lost to PAS for the first time during the last general election where Saufi Deraman, the incumbent lost to Che Hashim by 646 votes.

Muhyiddin said “The war is not over yet. We have not won until the results are announced tomorrow night. God willing, we will win in all the 13 polling districts. We are not being arrogant here, but we have a candidate that is capable of serving the people. From what we have witnessed, in almost all polling districts, the response has been encouraging, even in the districts that we lost (previously),” He added that “PAS is desperate for querying the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to count Orang Asli votes at the tallying centre and not at polling stations. That is the sign that they are under pressure, [when] even a normal procedure by [the] EC is being questioned,”


Ofcourse lah, Win big.

2000 'cheating votes', change hands.....Won by 900votes.

Not to forget PAS 2000 votes.....Missing/Thrown, to fed fishes.

03 November 2010

BN gives out goodies in Batu Sapi

The BN (Barisan Nasional) has started giving out goodies at the campaign trail of Batu Sapi with an RM16 million promise for road upgrade projects there. This will surely be seen as one of the ways that BN is trying to ‘buy’ over voters as with the other by-elections. Similar promises were made at the by-elections of Sibu and Hulu Selangor where the latter enjoyed an RM3million Chinese school while some RM5million were promised for flood mitigation projects in Sibu.

Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, the deputy chief minister of Sabah made the announcement where he said that “The money, would be used to upgrade the 2.7km Jalan Sibuga, which experiences bad traffic jams. This is a very important road as it grants access to many public and private institutions. There are eight schools there, the Prisons Department, the race course, houses, the industrial training institute and others. Traffic is heavy there. I went there to take a look and I placed a call to the prime minister at 9.30 this morning. He listened to the problems and he agreed to grant RM16 million to upgrade the road. He also granted me permission to make the announcement here today so that the people of Sandakan would be aware of the project. The project, would commence sometime next year and would see Jalan Sibuga transformed into a dual carriageway on both sides.”

Some RM2.3 million has also been allocated by the state government for road repairs in Sandakan. Pairin added that “I think whatever we complete or plan to do are gifts to the people because it is for the people. What is special here is that we managed to bring this issue directly to the attention of the Prime Minister and he was caring enough to agree. I view these issues very seriously because, being a state minister for infrastructure, I would like to see the people’s problems solved... it makes me happy and it makes everyone happy and I think that this is the way to go. If I can do something good for the people, why not?”


If the people want to screw themselves, they will accept the goodies (for the short term period). After all the goodies are used, then they claim they got sucked.

Please be smart and vote rightfully for your future. BN is not genuine when they made the offer, it is only for the reason of winning the election.

Corruption conditions in Malaysia improving – Idris Jala

The Prime Minister’s Department’s Pemandu (Performance Management and Delivery Unit), led by Datuk Seri Idris Jala has claimed that the country is moving into the right direction and is ‘on the right track’ and is doing better now in its fight against corruption. This came in the light of the recent report by TI (Transparency International) that Malaysia had fallen lower by scoring less in the corruption index.

Pemandu released a statement that “In the past year, Malaysia had bettered its graft score from 5.2 to 6.3 in the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, from 3.6 to 4.6 in the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy’s (PERC) Asian Intelligence Newsletter and from 4.5 to 4.6 in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report. If we take the average score of the four surveys, it is clear that Malaysia’s index has improved from 4.45 in 2009 to 4.975 in 2010. We acknowledge that if one were to look only at Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, there is a slight reduction. We need to do a lot more work.

However, if one were to look at the outcome of the other 3 surveys on corruption in Malaysia by reputable organisations, then the score clearly shows that there are improvements. Hence, Dato Sri Idris Jala said that on corruption efforts, we are the right track. Furthermore, it should be clarified that Transparency International CPI for 2010 takes into account 9 surveys which were conducted between January to December 2009 and January to September 2010. Our NKRA work on corruption only began in January 2010 after the GTP Roadmap launch on 28 January 2010 and therefore, the CPI surveys conducted in 2009 do not reflect the NKRA work which only began in 2010,”


Idris Jala claimed a short back the country will go bankrupt by 2019 , unless subsidies are removed.Was this a ploy?
With the latest Budget proposed by Najib we are on a spending spree.
So this means when you want the rakyat to suffer higher prices for goods and services, then frighten them into accepting subsidy cuts.

Now waste money, indirectly encouraging further corruption, like there is no tomorrow.

Where is this country headed? Into prosperity with all the grandiose plans or into bankruptcy with all this overspending.
Time will tell

02 November 2010

S’wak accounts are ‘clean’ – Auditor-General

Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, the Chief Minister of Sarawak has applauded the recent report by the Auditor-General who slated that for Sarawak, the public accounts for 2009 was in a ‘clean bill of health’. This would be the eighth consecutive year that the Auditor-General has given Sarawak the status. Taib said that “The state government must sustain this performance by having all controlling officers, including heads of ministries, departments and agencies, view the observations and weaknesses highlighted in the auditor-general's report and take remedial steps.”

He added that "I would like to bring to the attention of the press to give a balanced report of the auditor-general's comments so that the financial position of the state is not misunderstood by the general public. The state public accounts were not only subjected to the scrutiny of the auditor-general but also monitored by the rating agencies periodically and in a disciplined manner, in accordance with prescribed high international financial and accounting standards. All state statutory bodies and government-linked companies in Sarawak were also required to comply”


The man who owns many properties and commercial buildings in other countries will always declare he is clean. Most of the giant businesses belongs to his family. As a minister, what is his salary to own all these after so many years as a minister? Auditors, are you telling the half a truth or full truth? Then why is S'wak still in poverty when they have natural resources like Timber and agriculture? Oil is also part of the income. So now are we suppose to believe you?

01 November 2010

DAP slams police for arrest of Beng Hock’s sister

Ng Wei Aik, the publicity secretary of the DAP Youth has hit out at the police for arresting Teoh Lee Lan, the sister of the late political aide Teoh Beng Hock who was arrested together with some others of the Malaysians for Beng Hock movement for distributing flyers and brochures on the death of Beng Hock in Gua Musang. They were detained for about 7 hours before they were released.

Ng said “The police allegations against the four, who arrived in Galas yesterday to seek justice for the deceased DAP political aide, is “shocking and absurd”. The police have alleged that the group had contravened Section 4A (1) of the Election Offences Act by engaging in campaigning activities at the by-election. What is wrong with a member of the rakyat campaigning in any election to voice his or her dissatisfaction to the leaders or candidates? If the four persons arrested are not supposed to be campaigning to influence the choice of candidate, then what of the Barisan Nasional supporters who try so hard to do the same in Galas? This just shows that the leaders do not want to heed the voice of the people, to the extent that they are abusing the power of the police to make arrests without reasonable grounds,”

He added that “A police report was made regarding the incident, yet even before any police action has been initiated, it is the complainants who end up arrested by the police. This proves that the police only give special protection to BN leaders, and not to the ordinary rakyat who have been harmed as a result of BN's actions. If not, the people who uphold the principles of justice need to seize the opportunity at this by-election to teach a huge lesson to the BN, who are increasingly arrogant such that they can dismiss the voice of the people in such inhumane ways.”

Meanwhile, Chong Kok Siong, the spokesperson for Malaysians for Beng Hock movement said "This is barbaric, we are quite upset about it. We were just waiting peacefully exercising our democratic right to meet an elected representative. The people should be able to meet with parliamentarians any time. The people are their bosses,"

Utusan calls DAP ‘racists’ and ‘worst danger’ to Malaysia

New ArticleThe Umno owned newspaper Utusan Malaysia has hit out at the opposition party DAP saying that it is racist and that it is the worst danger that the country is facing. This came following the report in the daily by its columnist Awang Selamat who wrote that “The DAP strategy to get close to the Malays is because they don’t want to depend on PAS and PKR. They worry that PAS will desert the pact. PKR itself looks shaky. Actually, DAP is the most racist party in the world. For Awang, the DAP threat is more dangerous than any threat that been faced in the country’s history. Only their colonialism is more subtle, cloaked by democratic slogans and without weapons. But the implication is great. The constitution, the position of Islam and the monarchy are the wagers, that could lead to Malaysia being a republic. Is that what we want?”

Following the report, DAP was quick to retaliate and slammed Umno and the editors of Utusan for being ‘liars’. Liew Chin Tong, the Member of Parliament of Bukit Bendera said “This lie is not just a fiction to stoke the anger of Malays but an attempt by Umno to hide its weakness to defend the Malay race,” said the party strategist. But Utusan and Umno are continuing with their lies that Malays will be the victims if the institutions are built. Utusan and Umno use terms like ‘Chinese University’ and ‘Singapore University’ that apparently have been approved to stoke racial fires. This is false news. DAP fights for all races and equal educational opportunities for all races,”


DAP leaders have been in and out of ISA for so many years for reasons not for the fun of it.All these years since Independent 1n 1957, they have been advocating good governance and until today they have not lessened their responsibility to criticise the government over corruption,equal opportunities for all races,transparency and acountability.

Where did Utusan Malaysia got the message that DAP is only fighting for the Chinese interest and leaving out other monority races? In fact Utusan Malaysia is the only local newspaper that publish news mainly to condemn the opposition political party to help build a stronger Malay support for UMNO as its owner of the newspaper. UMNO lost substantial Malay support in 2008 election and and that is part of the strategy for UM to help UMNO to lure back the Malay voters..

Khairy and Kit Siang calls on PM to ‘not ignore’ anti-Warisan calls

Since the announcement of the 100 storey Warisan Merdeka project by the prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in Budget 2011, there has been constant protests and objections from the opposition bench while a Facebook page has received more than 200,000 comments calling for the project to be revoked. The lawmakers from the Pakatan Rakyat has called on Najib not to ignore these protests because they represent the voice of people. Joining in this chorus is Umno Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin.

DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang said “Najib could not ignore the online campaign as doing so would cost him support among the youth in the next general election. I think it’s a phenomenon that Najib cannot disregard. (If he ignores), young people will be very turned off by Najib’s arrogance and indifference to their views. Definitely, there will be a heavy price (to pay) in the next election. The prime minister’s dismissal of the protest would undermine his credibility as he has stressed the importance of reaching out to young Malaysians. If he ignores this phenomenal response among ordinary’s just making a mockery of his statement and undermining his own credibility. His premiership will take a major knock among Malaysians, particularly among the young Malaysians who make use of the social media whom he’s trying to reach,”

Khairy shared a similar sentiment saying that “Clearly, it’s something we cannot ignore. Anything that manages to get 200,000 followers in the space of less than two weeks is clearly something quite significant. It’s an indication of how Malaysians, especially young Malaysians, feel. So the government has to take these sentiments seriously. The government and PNB needed to engage the protestors although the project may not be cancelled due to the campaign. I’m not saying that this should result in the project being cancelled, but it does acknowledge for the government, for PNB, to engage with some of the arguments that has been made and come up with a strategy that addresses some of the concerns. Some of the comments are easily addressed, like it’s a waste of government funds. You can explain that it’s not government funds. If you ignore it, you’re not even explaining it. People will say they ignored us for the 100-storey building, then another issue...another issue. So it’s best to address things. The whole point of us being on social for us to make sure we can engage with people,”


Name 'warisan' but behind this name is ' CON-risan '. Whether this project proceed or not it does not matter to PNB & Umno.

PNB bought the land for a dirt cheap price rm310 million @ rm220.00 per sq. ft. and the land price appreciated to more than RM800 per sq ft today. By doing nothing, they can made hundreds of millions.

If the high rise is build, then another fat bonus ro PNB/Umno, they can rent this tower for an 'exorbitant price' to our federal government ( just in the PutraJaya's case). In the end, the rakyat will be a 'double sucker' in this project.

'Expensive local cars causing more household debt'

The government has been urged to review the current automotive industry policy as it has burdened local consumers with high bank loans.

“We need to solve this issue so that the country will not be burdened with loans,” said Shah Alam member of parliament Khalid Samad (pic) at the parliament lobby yesterday.

Khalid said the current policy, meant to protect national car Proton, had forced car buyers to pay more for the locally-manufactured car than other countries whose prices are based on the market.

Saying the 25-year old national automotive policy was the cause of the high price, Khalid said the policy, introduced by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, only benefited Proton.

The result, according to Khalid, was a chain impact of additional debt per household.

“Household debt for cars is due to our high car price, among the highest in Asia,” he explained.

Khalid cited a recent CIMB Investment Bank report which said 27 per cent of household debt was from car loans. The figure accounts for 76.6 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

As such, Khalid said the automotive policy did not help Malaysians, adding that the problem of household debt was also not addressed by prime minister Najib Razak in the 2011 budget.

Idris Jala denies Pemandu overpaying consultants

Datuk Seri Idris Jala, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Pemandu (Performance Management and Delivery Unit) has denied claims that the consultants engaged by Pemandu were paid from the RM729.4 million in the budget. He denied the allegations and said that they were in fact paid through the RM40 million budgeted in the first place and that “Its operating budget for 2011 was RM729.4 million were “1,822 per cent exaggerated”. The actual budget of RM40 million was also being used for other purposes besides consultants, including manpower costs, “assets under existing and new policies”, workshops, research, travel and logistics and media costs.”

He added that “The RM729 million figure could have been derived from totalling up Pemandu’s operating budget of RM40 million together with the National Key Result Areas’ (NKRA) operating budget of RM334 million and the National Key Economic Areas’ (NKEA) operating budget of RM355 million. The NKRA and NKEA budgets are parked under relevant ministries, including RM334 million under the Prime Minister’s Department (PMO). None of this money is paid to consultants as alleged. Although the budget allocation was parked under the PMO, there was a clear approval and tracking process in place to ensure that the allocated amount was used to produce the results outlined in the GTP (Government Transformation Programme) Roadmap. It must be stated clearly that final decisions for spending the money is done collectively by the NKRA Steering Committee, which includes all involved parties, and this is chaired by the deputy prime minister,”

The claims were made by Liew Chin Tong, the Bukit Bendera Member of Parliament from DAP who issued a media statement that Idris’ ministry was too costly. To this, Jala said “To be clear, there is no such ministry. The NKEA development budget amounted to RM5.5 billion in 2011 and RM6.4 billion in 2012.”


Not 'over paying' but 'over shot the budget sja'.

kak kak kak kak kak

Not consultant but CON-sultant.


Dingo,Hyena,Jackal,Crow,Vulture,Condor,Komodo lizards ,Maggots,Goannas,Ex-wives and BE END politicians…………..

Now Idris Jala is calling the Finance Minister who happens to be the Prime Minister a liar is he?
Who is actually lying?

Muhyiddin announces RM5m for mosque and new school for Batu Sapi

The deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced that the federal government is allocating an RM5 million fund to build a new mosque near the Batu Sapi area and with that, the Muslims in around the constituency would be able to enjoy the convenience and comfort in fulfilling their relisiougs obligations. He said “We (government) are approving this allocation because there are thousands of Muslims here (Batu Sapi). We are able to do so because we have the authority and capability,”

Batu Sapi is currently abuzz with campaign trails which is set to hold its by-election next week. Muhyddin was speaking after launching the People’s Housing Project in Lupak Meluas which will build 500 houses that cost RM80,000 and RM100,000. He said that “Only the Barisan Nasional (BN) government could deliver the goods unlike Opposition parties like Parti Keadilan Rakyat and the Sabah Progressive Party which he said were only good at “promising the moon and the stars”. As such, the people should continue backing the BN so as to ensure a bright future for themselves and their children.”

In a later function, he also announced that “The federal government had agreed to approve a request from the Sabah government for an allocation to build another secondary school in Batu Sapi. Cost of building the school, Sekolah Menengah Batu Sapi 2, is estimated to be between RM30 million and RM40 million had been included in the 10th Malaysia Plan and that the project was in line with Sandakan becoming an education hub in Sabah. Besides this, RM2.5 million has also been allocated to assist schools in Batu Sapi to purchase needed equipment and upgrade their facilities,”


vote buying again..!! "YOU HELP ME..!! I HELP YOU..!!" this government doing..!! Beat up and kidnap witness who witnesses the brutality of the Polis Raja Di Malaysia..!! So what is it that the lawlessness of our government wont do to stay in control of this nation..!!

BN can only deliver whenever there is a by-election as what Najis mentioned in Sibu: "YOU HELP ME, I HELP YOU". Dear friends of Galas and Batu Sapi, for the sake of our next generation, please don't cross Barisan Nasional.

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