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17 September 2011

UiTM, robbers Malay student fees

Parents paid for rooms, but UiTM hostel still being built

Parents of students in UiTM Segamat expressed their disappointment with the campus administration fees for the hostel but the hostel RM690 is still under construction.

As a result the students have to stay in prayer, sharing a room and the room temporarily, perhaps for several months.

This is the result due to defend the Bukit Kepong events in Johor, Malay students studying in Johor neglected, abused, oppressed, deceived not by others, but by the Malays themselves.

SEGAMAT: Parents of second semester students at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) here are disappointed with the university’s management for failing to provide proper accommodation to their children.

More than 120 students who made advance payments of RM690 each for special rooms were shocked to find that the hostel building was still under construction.

Factory worker Mohd Hisham, 55, said he was disappointed with the university for placing his child and the other students at the surau, common rooms and other spare rooms.

“I feel cheated. The university had promised that the hostel would be ready by the time the semester begins. “The current structure of the hostel is not even a completed building. Unfortunately, I think the students are going to be forced to stay at temporary living areas for months.”

Another parent, Mariana Alias, 50, said she was worried about her daughter as the current arrangement was not conducive for studying. “This is the main reason why I paid for the rooms. I am really annoyed and worried that my daughter’s education will be affected due to this,” she said, adding that the university should have at least informed parents earlier so that they could source for alternative accommodation. “Now, we are left in a predicament.”

A representative from the university said the project was being handled by an outside contractor, “The area where the rooms are supposed to be built on is outside the campus and the developer has promised to complete it by the end of the week,” he said, adding that the university would ensure that the rooms were safe before allowing the students to stay there.

16 September 2011

old curse not dead...Dr M: I would have sacked Anwar even if advised not to

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today denied Perak Mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria asked him not to sack Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in 1998 but added he would ignored the advice even if it was given.

In a blog posting today, the former prime minister reasoned that at the time, witnesses had already convinced him of Anwar’s sodomy crimes and he was not prepared to accept an “immoral” person as his successor.

“Even if the Mufti did advise me, and I deny that he did, I would not be able to take that kind of advice.

“The learned Mufti may be prepared to accept an immoral person to become the Prime Minister of Malaysia. I am sorry but I hold my responsibility as an ‘amanah’, a trust, and I never can be prepared to accept an immoral prime minister,” he wrote.

The Malaysian Insider published Harussani’s statement last month saying he had attempted to meet with Dr Mahathir 13 years ago to advise him against sacking then deputy prime minister Anwar and against charging him in court for sodomy.

“I would have ignored the claim by the Mufti that he advised me. But the report is in the online news portal and that has political implications unfavourable towards me,” Dr Mahathir (picture) complained.

The Perak Mufti had explained that he was concerned back then that Anwar’s sacking would bring about split Malays, and that he had repeatedly cautioned the former prime minister to think about an alternative solution.

“I have told Dr Mahathir to stop (to not do it) but there are three things he would not stop. The first was to sack Anwar. (When that was about to happen), I was barred from meeting the prime minister.

“I said sacking Anwar will not have a small effect it can split the Malays...when he (Dr Mahathir) wanted to charge Anwar for sodomy, I said even I you wanted to sack Anwar do it through a Cabinet reshuffle. Put him in another ministry,” Harussani told a forum on religion.

But Dr Mahathir pointed out today that the he had been “convinced” of Anwar’s sodomy crimes by witnesses, adding that the court case was initiated by “officers responsible, not by me”.

“But supposing no court action was taken, how do I explain why Anwar had to be sacked because he was unsuitable to succeed me as prime minister?

“If I drop him, and I had no choice but to drop him because of his immorality, how do I explain to people? The accusation against me would be that it was political,” he said.

Dr Mahathir added that if he had dropped Anwar without first going to court, the latter would have likely mounted a legal suit against him and embarked on a nationwide campaign to claim he was a victim of a conspiracy to oust him.

“He would hold rallies all over the country to claim that it was all a conspiracy, a plot to stop him from becoming prime minister. Even when the court decided that he was guilty he was still able to convince people that it was all a conspiracy,” he said. Anwar was charged with sodomy and corruption in 1998 after he was sacked from the Cabinet and was later convicted and jailed for both offences.

The Federal Court however overturned his sodomy conviction in 2004 after finding contradictions in the prosecution’s case.


I always knew that DSAI was sacked since Day 1 from his position as the then Deputy PM and Financial Minister not because he is a sodomist as alleged by Che Det and his devilist followers. But because DSAI was a big threat to Mahathir himself politically, his ever devilish wish to rule for eternity and to protect his family/ sons' business involvements which had gone from bad to worst due to the then economic recession. If I am not mistaken, DSAI was then accused of being an American CIA agent, and not because he was accused of sodomy. The sodomy charges only came a while later when all else or barrage of charges failed to come into reality against DSAI including money laundering/corruption charges. If you all can recall back the time when DSAI was arrested at his house, if DSAI was a sodomist back then, why di

d the govt resorted to use the full might of the 'commando forces' just to arrest a person being accused of sodomy? Until now the govt under BN had fail to prove that DSAI was a CIA agent or a Jewish collaborator. It is indeed a very sad day/time in Msian history that all these incidents happened just because Malaysians, majority Malays are too scared/afraid to change and the Malays see that they can't seem to part ways with Umno when they knew that what they did - by supporting Mahathir and not Anwar - was dearly wrong. They had even forgotten that it was a mortal sin to believe something or any bad news just based on hearsay.

And moreover the accusers' personal credibilities are questionable! The Malays have done themselves and the country a lot of disservice by supporting a person like Mahathir who is cheater and a spinster. To me personally, I think Mahathir is really a 'sick' man akin to a schizophrenic. Keeps on praising himself, like being praised, never wanted to be blamed for anything that had gone wrong, likes lavish lifestyle, thinking that not even one soul in this country is on level terms with him.

These are all simptoms/signs of psychological disorders or mental disturbance impacted on a man who wishes to have a perfection in life materially. A man who is willing to go the extra mile just to see that what he had projected in his life and the goals he had set must be executed at all costs, lest the people would be seen as being lazy, lagging, ungrateful and what not! Just look at all his deputies - none are right except himself. Is that not tantamount to cursing, looking down on others and hurting people's feelings? For God's sake, please all you Malaysians out there just be yourself for once in your whole life. Don't be a hipocrite!

When the old man is wrong, just say that he is. Just don't give him the room to manouvre and play with your minds. Just don't let him outwit you by giving him space to influence his baseless ideological thinkings into yours, only for you to regret it later. Just look at what he has done to the country! But thanks to all of you who have given him all the blessings and support to yap incessantly. Are you all blind? Its either you are all stupid or a moron to continue on praising him.

How many billions of Ringgit have been wasted down the drains and lost while he was the PM? But he dares to play the blame games on his successors. Like I said, he is truly a manipulator or its just you all who supported him are just plain dumb! So what have you all got to say about DSAI now? So apparently according to the govt stories which are full of lies and deceit - DSAI is a gay, a sodomist, a womaniser, a CIA agent, a Jewish sympathiser, a corrupt person, a race splitter, a tyrant and what else.......? the lists go on and on endlessly.

Pity DSAI, a person who wishes to see Malaysia progresses well politically and economically are being treated like an animal heartlessly and mercilessly! And even now, he is still being subjected to such baseless accusations and also a lot of shame are being put on his wife's shoulder and family members. Shame on you all! May God have mercy on DSAI and brings him together along with all those who are the true followers of the prophets. Peace be unto DSAI here and life thereafter.

what else, down the road with BERSIH 3.0....Electoral reform committee can go on without Pakatan, says Nazri

In what seems like a thinly veiled threat, the minister in-charge has said that the parliamentary select committee (PSC) on electoral reforms may be formed without opposition members in it.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz’s stated to Bernama that there were no “must have opposition members” pre-condition for the PSC.

He was responding to Pakatan Rakyat (PR) saying its participation was incumbent on five demands being met.

Them being (1) the eight demands by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections be accepted and for the Election Commission (EC) to implement the demands that fall within their jurisdiction; (2) the opposition and Barisan Nasional (BN) to jointly set the date for the general election; (3) to give ample room for the EC to carry out its responsibilities; (4) the issue of giving citizenship to foreigners be on the PSC discussion agenda; (5) and for every decision of the PSC to be implemented.

Nazri said that the government would have to be crazy to accept the unreasonable demands.

The minister in charge of Parliament said that all that was necessary was to fill the committee with nice MPs to validate it. He said the government was showing benevolence in inviting opposition members on since they were not legally required to do so.

He was speaking to media at a Hari Raya gathering hosted by Amanah Raya Berhad today.

Failure of PR taking up spots would mean the government will pass them to other lawmakers, Nazri added.

The Umno minister said the government’s commitment to electoral reform was serious, and this has frightened the opposition.

He said they were making excuses to not participate in t he PSC.

He was in agreement with ex-prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s statement yesterday that it was the ruling government’s prerogative when elections are to be held and not the oppositions.

He added that Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim understand the government’s position since he was deputy prime minister.

The PSC was announced on August 15 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to reduce suspicion that the government was unfairly affecting the electoral process in Malaysia. The committee is to be headed by a minister, with five government MPs, three from PR and one independent.


In the recent speech by Obama in US, the house opposition leader sat right behind Obama in his speech next to vice president Biden. In modern democracies, opposition leaders and the opposition parties are given the respect and representation in all aspects of policy making.

To his shame, our Mr Nazri seem to think that our nations oppositions are beggars and thieves beneath contempt and only warrants representation only by BN's 'donation'. Little does he know, his actions speaks only of his own backward primitive standpoint.

Mr Nazri. You fool no one. You only make a fool of your party and yourself.

keling tongue najib....Najib announces repeal of ISA, three emergency declarations

Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced tonight the repeal of the Internal Security Act 1960 (ISA) and the three Emergency Declarations when both the Dewan Negara and Dewan Rakyat have their next sitting.

The prime minister said that new laws will be enacted to protect the peace, harmony and security of the country.

He also announced that the government will do away with annual printing and publishing permits with permits that can be cancelled if regulations are flouted.

Najib acknowledged in his address to the nation on the eve of Malaysia Day that the move to increase civil liberties was “risky, but we are doing this for our survival.”

“No individual will ever be detained simply due to political ideology,” he said in his speech that was broadcast live on all local television stations.

The move to scrap the law has been hailed by ex-ISA detainee and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng as “an epochal move” but cautioned that the federal government should not try to dress up the old laws in new security laws being proposed by Najib.

The Barisan Nasional (BN) chief said that two new security laws would be introduced for preventive detention which would be limited only to cases of terrorism and “ensure that basic human rights are protected.”

Najib said that under the new laws, detentions could only be extended by the court and therefore “the power of detention will be shifted from the executive to the judiciary, unless it concerns terrorism.”

Before a studio audience of 800 including his entire Cabinet, he also announced that the Banishment Act would be repealed while he will do away with the need for annual publishing permits under the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA).

The Umno president also said that the Police Act would be amended to allow for freedom of assembly according to international norms, although street protests would still be outlawed.

Various ministers and leaders of Barisan Nasional watch Najib deliver his historical speech speech in Kuala Lumpur September 15 2011. — Picture by Choo Choy May
The Malaysian Insider understands that Najib’s speech is the start of an election push which will definitely not be held this year although there was speculation of snap polls in November.

Najib came to power in April 2009 with the promise of reviewing the ISA but has now done away with the security law completely in what appears to be a drastic move to win back middle Malaysia.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said this week Najib should push back the election timetable and the influential former prime minister’s views has found support among Cabinet and senior government leaders who want the Barisan Nasional (BN) government to regain greater support.

The latest survey from local pollster Merdeka Center showed that Najib’s popularity slid to 59 per cent this August from the highest of 79 per cent in May 2010, fuelled by rising concerns over the surge in living costs and his government’s handling of the July 9 Bersih 2.0 rally.

The Bersih 2.0 rally and spike in living costs this year are similar to events in 2007 that eventually led to BN’s loss of its customary two-thirds parliamentary majority and four states in Election 2008 to three opposition parties that later organised themselves into a pact called Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

That led to Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi losing his job in 2009 in favour of Najib who became the country’s sixth prime minister after more than 30 years in government. Najib’s father, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, was the country’s second prime minister.


The home minister may say that the speech by the PM will become reality when the cabinet endorses it while Mydin may say it is PM's view, not mine while Nazri may say that he shall follow the Boss even to the grave but Mahathir has this to say; I have passed my view to Ibrahim Ali who will yell tomorrow and threaten the Najib administration.

"The Umno president also said that the Police Act would be amended to allow for freedom of assembly according to international norms, although street protests would still be outlawed"

Let's see how long that last. I'm going to wear Bersih yellow shirt and see if any police try to harass me. Who's with me?

Your usual hot air sandiwara tactic whereby it will be followed by further study, delays, confusion creation, denials, roadblocks and ultimately a U-turn.

Look what happened to his agreement in allowing Bersih 2.0 to hold their sessions in the stadium. He lost the trust of the people forever.

There's a pattern to it, it's the same old trick and it's getting stale.

Actually UMNO-BN has never kept their word.....Detention without trial stays but strictly for terrorists, says Nazri Aziz

Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz admitted tonight that the new legislations replacing the Internal Security Act (ISA) would still allow for detention without trial but only for “terrorists”.

The de facto law minister explained that laws like the Patriot Act in the US, which was introduced after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, would be enacted in place of the now repealed ISA.

The significance of repealing the ISA, said the senior Cabinet minister, was that individuals would no longer be detained for following different political ideologies.

“The new laws are strictly for terrorism. What we are going to do now is enact similar laws like the Patriot Act in the US or the UK... these are acts to fight terrorism.

“We have once and for all decided that no laws should be enacted allowing for individuals to be arrested for having a difference in ideologies,” he said when contacted.

When asked if the new laws replacing the ISA would still allow for detention without trial, Nazri said, “If you have to detain a person, you have to detain that person. But it will not be for 60 days like in the ISA... the period will be reduced.”

Nazri (picture) said it was important to note that the new laws would grant the power of extending the detention periods to the judiciary and not the executive arm of the government.

Under the present ISA, the Home Minister determines the period of a person’s detention.

Hundreds of individuals, including activists and prominent politicians like Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Karpal Singh and Datuk Ibrahim Ali, have been subjected to the use of the ISA with some serving out the full two years of detention allowed under the act.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced a slew of reforms to press and security laws tonight and the lifting of three Emergency Declarations, saying that the move to increase civil liberties was “risky, but we are doing this for our survival.”

He also announced amendments to the Police Act to allow for freedom of assembly according to international norms, although street protests would still be outlawed.

Nazri welcomed the announcements, saying the reforms were a result of lengthy discussions and consultation among Cabinet ministers and relevant government agencies.

He pointed out that recent events over the past few years showed that Malaysians have matured considerably and that the bogeyman of the May 13, 1969, riots no longer exists.

“After 54 years of independence, we have seen a change in society... the maturity of our electorate. We have seen how incidents like the burning of churches, the cowhead incident... none of it led to racial riots when it could have done so 40 years ago.

“Society has changed. Never again will we have a repeat of the 1969 riots. People today are more prepared to listen to one another rather than act rashly and violently,” he said.

As the de facto law minister, Nazri said he was “very happy” with the reforms as it would ease some pressure from him.

“Now, I do not need to be defending the ISA in Parliament any longer... makes my job easier,” he said, laughing.


Yah right. That's what they said the last time.
UMNO-BN has never kept their word. Would they start now?

The moment they win the elections they'll just turn around and tell you, if people don't agree to our policies then why majority vote for us? If majority of people vote for us, mean we have the backing of the people in whatever we do.

What constitutes terrorism? The regime can trump up the charges and claim "waging war against the Agong" if caught with yellow T shirts and leaflets. And waging war against the King IS terrorism punishable with detention without trial. Extension By the problem, just have tea with the CJ.

15 September 2011

Mat Sabu sues Utusan over communist remarks, says Muhyiddin, Musa Hassan next

Mohamad Sabu has confirmed filing a lawsuit today against Umno daily Utusan Malaysia for alleging that the PAS deputy president had supported communists who had attacked the Bukit Kepong police station.

Utusan Malaysia had carried a front page report on August 27 alleging that Mohamas had said that the communists who attacked the Bukit Kepong police station during the communist insurgency were heroes.

The Umno-owned daily reported that Mohamad made the remarks at a political ceramah in Tasek Gelugor, Penang, on August 21.

Mohamad, who was present with his lawyer Mohd Hanipa Maidin here today, reiterated that Utusan’s coverage of his speech back then was false, and that immediate legal action was required as the “lies” could affect him and his family.

Hanipa told reporters that that a writ of summons was filed today against Utusan as well as its chief editor Datuk Aziz Ishak. Mohamad’s contention is that Utusan had repeatedly published defamatory articles against him since August 27.

“This suit is in response to a notice of demand that we sent before. Even though Utusan responded they never apologised or retracted their allegations against Mat Sabu.

“The suit is more towards accusations that have linked Mat Sabu to communists...this is baseless,” said the PAS lawyer.

“This defamatory accusations can affect the safety of me and my family...the suit is based on things I have never said during my August 21 speech in Tasik Gelugor, Penang,” said Mohamad.

Hanipa said that they would let the High Court decide on the amount of the suit.

“I have also been ordered by my client (Mohamad) to file a suit against (Tan Sri Muhyiddin (Yassin) and former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan for saying that Mat Sabu is a traitor,” said Hanipa.

Mohamad added that Muhyiddin has yet to respond to his request for a public debate on the matter, and that the accusations made by the Umno deputy president was “serious.”

“These are serious accusations, he (Muhyiddin asked me to repent (bertaubat) that’s why we are offering a solution,” explained Mohamad.
During the Emergency (1948-1960), communist insurgents attacked the police station on February 23, 1950 while the country was still under British rule.

Utusan also stated that the PAS leader said the country’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj and Umno’s first president Datuk Onn Jaafar were not freedom fighters.


UMNO wants to sue Penang CM for RM30 million for defamation. Using that as benchmark, Mat Sabu should sue Utusan for RM300 million since this is more grave. He should sue the other two UMNO clowns for RM300 each. Mat Sabu will be almost a billionaire soon as case has sufficient public evidence to secure a win unless the CJ appoints an UMNO crony to preside over the case.

Prepaid tax meddling indicates shaky government

The Najib administration’s interference in the prepaid service tax controversy is a sign that the government is weak, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) parties DAP and PAS, said today.

Leaders from the two parties said they also expected the prepaid service tax to be reimposed after the next general election.

DAP national vice-chairman M. Kulasegaran alleged in a statement here that Monday’s postponement of the levy was merely out of fear of a voter backlash when polls are called.

“I believe the government was well aware of the telcos’ (telecommunications companies) plan earlier but only decided to call for deferment after seeing the massive unfavourable public objection against the planned move,” he said.

The Ipoh Barat MP said the Barisan Nasional (BN) government had become weak because of fears that it could fall in the next elections.

“With new public surveys showing a decline of Najib’s popularity to 59 per cent, the probability of an election this year has decreased. February or March next year is now a much speculated new date,” said Kulasegaran.

He said BN leaders were fully aware that implementing such an unpopular tax would likely cost the pact more votes.

“Now, BN leaders and polls strategists cannot and dare not rule out the possibility of a BN fall from power in the next general election,” Kulasegaran said.

“So it is a question of timing only. Politically, now is not the best time. So likely that if BN wins big in the coming general election, the rates will be imposed on the users,” he added.

Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim announced on Monday that local telecommunications companies had agreed to put off the service tax, initially to begin tomorrow, following days of intense pressure from both sides of the political divide.

But the senior minister added that the decision was still pending consultation with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), inviting speculation from PR lawmakers that the measure would be introduced after the polls.

At a press conference earlier today, PAS vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar predicted the same and added that the firms should continue absorbing the costs.

The tax was announced last week in a joint statement by telecommunications companies who insisted that it was not a new tax as they have been absorbing the costs since it was first introduced in 1998.

The Pokok Sena MP pointed out that imposing such levies on prepaid users goes against the “spirit of service tax”, saying that service must first be rendered before the consumer is taxed.


BN has deferred GST from after GE12 to after GE13 because it wants to be Mr Nice Guy.
The 6% tax is imposed by BN in the first place.

Asking the Telco to "absorb the tax" is like asking them to give the Government 6% of their earnings. What Mr Nice Guy has done is merely to defer the taxes - it has not gone away and will come back to bite us again and again.

UMNO IS NOT ONLY SHAKY,,,,,IT'S LACKING A COMMON DIRECTION NOW !!! We have Rais stating the the Govt cannot meddle in the Telcos'application of the 6% service tax and we also hv the dim-witted DPM saying that the Govt hv the right to interfere in the service tax controversy ,,,,,AT THE SAME TIME WE HV KHAIRY SAYING THAT THE TELCOS WERE JUST RIDICULOUS AND NAJIB SAYING THAT THE TELCOs 6% WERE UNJUSTIFIED,,,, it merely boils down to one simple umno's IRRATIONAL STUPIDITY - knowing very well that the 6% service TAX OF PREPAID USERS WAS IMPOSED UNILATERALLY BY THE UMNO GOVT's BUDGET 2011

12 September 2011

PAS calls Umno out on MPN’s version of history

PAS today put Umno in the hot seat over remarks made by the National Professors’ Council (MPN), which claimed that Malaysia was never colonised by the British.

Professor Datuk Dr Zainal Kling, who was representing the MPN, had said in a statement recently that Malaysia had never been colonised by the British prior to Merdeka and had only been a protectorate of the British Empire.

The MPN said that although the British had then governed Malaya, it had remained sovereign under the Malay rulers.

Malaya later joined together with Singapore, Sabah, and Sarawak to form Malaysia in 1963. Singapore was subsequently expelled in 1965.

“Umno has to state its stand regarding the remarks made by the MPN. Do they support it or are against it?

“Umno has not said anything regarding whether Malaysia was colonised. We dare Umno to state its stand. If it is true this country was never colonised, we should cancel Warriors Day (Hari Pahlawan) this September 16,” PAS information chief Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man told The Malaysian Insider.

The PAS leader said MPN’s statement brought about serious “general” and “academic” implications, and that the onus was on Umno to respond given its position as the lynchpin of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition,

“The people await the response... it will be irresponsible for them to remain silent,” added Tuan Ibrahim.

The current furore over Malaysia’s history first started when Utusan Malaysia alleged that PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu had said on August 27 that the communists who attacked the Bukit Kepong police station during the pre-Merdeka insurgency were heroes. The Umno-owned daily reported that Mohamad made the remarks at a political ceramah in Tasek Gelugor, Penang, on August 21.

During the Emergency (1948-1960), communist insurgents had attacked the Bukit Kepong police station on February 23, 1950 while the country was still under British rule.

The Malay daily also stated that the PAS leader said the country’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj and Umno’s first president Datuk Onn Jaafar were not freedom fighters.

Mohamad has since said he will file a suit on Monday against Utusan Malaysia over its report of his ceramah last month that touched on the Bukit Kepong tragedy.

His 24-hour ultimatum for an apology from the Umno-owned Malay-language daily expired two days ago.


"Singapore was subsequently expelled in 1965." What type of history is this? Singapore expelled or is she left Malaysia on her own free will after disagreement with the blessing of Tungku?

Singapore left Malaysia after disagreement with Tungku, so Singapore under the leadership of LKY (PAP Party) on their own free will and of cause with the blessing of Tungku that was what he wanted.

If they only governed from us, why bother asking them for Independence? Tunku had to go to the British to get Independence? What kind of professor are you??? Shame on you!!!

Well, that Professor Khoo Kay Kim was quoted in The Star to have said that the British never ruled Malaya, that they merely took over the administration. Which means all the references to "penjajah Inggeris" in our history books are all wrong. Which means 31 August should not be referred to as hari Kemerdekaan (since we were never occupied, what are we talking about gaining independence??). Which means Tunku, Razak, HS Lee, Tan Cheng Lock, Sambanthan all never fought for independence. Which means we should all discard our history books or our BN government should hang that Prof Khoo Kay KIm for the heresy. The choice is theirs.

As regards whether Singapore was expelled or chose to leave, just read what LKY said / wrote for the funeral of Goh Keng Swee, once time DPM of Singapore. If I remember correctly, Goh Keng Swee was said to have negotiated with the Federal Government of Malaysia for 3 months prior to Singapore's separation from the federation. So, it is clear they were not expelled.

What merdeka are we celebrating for the past 5 decades if Britain never colonised Malaya?

Our professors have been so busy changing our history books they actually believe their own lies.

11 September 2011

Pakatan pressures Putrajaya to sink mobile prepaid tax

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders have demanded that Putrajaya push mobile telecommunications firms to withdraw a proposed plan to pass on a six per cent service tax to prepaid users, or face a nation-wide campaign attacking it over the issue.

Local telcos announced yesterday that they will begin levying a six per cent service tax for all purchases of prepaid reloads and starter packs beginning September 15.

The telcos also said the service tax on prepaid services was not new but had merely been absorbed by the companies since its introduction in 1998.

PR leaders argued that service tax for prepaid reloads will effectively “punish” younger consumers and those from the lower income group, and that only the telco companies benefited from the move.

“We will be conducting a nationwide rally starting October next month, to highlight the people, especially young voters, about current issues which affect them,” PKR youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Akin told The Malaysian Insider.

“This will certainly be one of the main issues that we will explain during our ceramahs and rallies.”

Shamsul claimed that the introduction of the service tax on prepaid mobile users was yet another move synonymous with Barisan Nasional (BN) government’s prioritisation of corporate needs over the interests of the people.

“This tax, should it be implemented, will directly affect consumers especially the young, university students, factory workers and those in the lower income group. We demand the government as well as Malaysian telecommunication companies study and cancel this decision by taking into account the profits recorded by these companies before this and also the additional burden consumers will have to eventually bare,” he said.

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar echoed her party colleague’s remarks, and said that the prepaid tax was a “cartel-based action” to punish consumers.

“Prepaid users end up not using the maximum allowable credit/air time under the prepaid account. From the onset, these telecom companies benefit. This additional burden then serves as a double whammy on the majority of the lower income rakyat,” she told The Malaysian Insider.

Telcos have said that the service tax is a consumption tax and chargeable to the customer, as provided for in the service tax laws.

The Service Tax Act 1975 requires telecommunication companies to levy service tax at the prevailing rate on telecommunication services, including mobile prepaid services. This is similar to the service tax levied on food and beverage purchases from restaurants and hotels.

PAS Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad called the prepaid tax a “blatant and obvious” precursor “move towards goods and services tax (GST)”.

“This is part of the GST system they wanted to implement but did not... they are now implementing piecemeal. It’s a move towards GST. They are going to carry it out irrespective of what people say,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

The government has repeatedly postponed the implementation of the GST indefinitely, due to fierce political resistance. It was originally expected to have been implemented by the middle of 2011.

The GST is expected to help the government reduce the federal budget deficit and grow revenue by widening its tax base as currently only about 10 per cent of Malaysian workers pay income tax.

Putrajaya will now come under pressure to abort this latest prepaid service tax, as even BN leaders like Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and MCA Youth leader Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong have publicly opposed the move via micro-blogging site Twitter.


Where do you think the telco will take the money from to absorb these taxes ... the people who work for them ... aren't we the Rakyat as well !?!?!? the Telcos' didn't implement these taxes ... the current government did !!! so stop blaming the telcos and punishing the telco employees.

we are responsible for the high cost of living,corruption, abuse of power, because we voted umno to continue with the current practises.

Najib think all malaysian is so rich... so there are jobless at 29 years old... whether najib care or not care is not is his business... he just want money... they money to cover their misnanagement...

We are moving towards "The poor are getting poorer, the rich are getting richer" situation. A ticking time bomb waiting to explode maybe 10, 20, 30 or more years from now?? When will they ever learn from the past history of the world ???

Putrajaya responsible for police handling of Bersih

A constitutional expert has criticised the government for blaming the police for the way the Bersih rally was handled, saying today Putrajaya should be held responsible for the public fallout over the matter as police officers had acted strictly under government orders.

Professor Abdul Aziz Bari said that Malaysia practised a Westminister model of democracy, whereby Article 43 (3) of the Federal Constitution dictates that the police force answers to no one but the government of the day.

“The government cannot blame the police in the Bersih issue. The police force is part of the public service and this, in turn, is under the care of the executive, namely the government of the day.

Constitutional expert Professor Abdul Aziz Bari said today that “the buck stops with the government” over the police's response to the July 9 Bersih rally. — file pic
“Like in other Westminster democracies, the government is responsible for the public servants, including the police force. As they are not elected, it is the elected Cabinet who must be made accountable. That is the essence of responsible government as laid down under Article 43 (3) of the Federal Constitution,” he told The Malaysian Insider today via email.

Aziz was responding to remarks made earlier today by Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon. Koh had said that the police’s handling of the July 9 Bersih rally was the cause of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s recent approval rating decline.

The Gerakan president agreed with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s view that the rally had affected the government’s image, but stressed that Putrajaya had never meant to “stifle” anyone’s freedom of speech or right to express themselves.

Koh, a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said measures taken by the police during the rally had given the public the “impression” that the government was “too restrictive”, and that this was not true.

“The buck stops with the government; it cannot point the finger at the public servants ... In the Bersih affair, the police were acting under the instructions of the government,” Aziz explained further.

He said that the Najib administration’s move to pin the blame on the police was not a new occurrence, and that a similar tactic was employed by Dr Mahathir during the infamous Operasi Lalang incident.

“Serve the police right. They have become a guinea pig again,” Aziz added.

Dr Mahathir, in an Astro Awani interview aired yesterday, said that Najib’s recent approval rating decline was due to his administration’s handling of the Bersih rally.

He had agreed with the findings of Merdeka Center’s latest survey, which saw Najib’s approval rating slide to its lowest point of 59 per cent since last May’s high of 79 per cent. He said that the government’s image was badly affected due to the strict measures taken by the authorities to maintain public order on July 9.

The former prime minister pointed out that Putrajaya had acted wrongly by banning people from wearing yellow garments.

A Merdeka Center survey had concluded that the rating drop was fuelled by rising concerns over the surge in living costs and Putrajaya’s handling of Bersih 2.0.

Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers have basked in the aftermath of the survey results, claiming it indicated a clear voter swing towards the federal opposition, while Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders have chosen to stay indignant, saying the poll may not be an accurate reflection of voter sentiment.

The survey involved respondents aged 21 and above across the peninsula who were selected through a random stratified sampling along the lines of ethnicity, gender, age and state of residency. Of the 1,027 polled, 59 per cent were Malays, 32 per cent Chinese and nine per cent Indians.


That is right. Anything Bad about the BNend is not accurate and bias. That is why we now have professor saying "Tanah Melayu was never rule by the British". So, who is paying these professors???????.

Our police is not a Guinea Pig but it is The Stinky PIG. Our Police is perceived to be doing the bidding of umno instead of protecting the ordinary man on the street. A Pig that wallows in a sewage pond will surely stink. Bottomline is that our Police deserves to be blamed by umno and I will be most happy if umno start to charge them in court for abusing innocent Malaysian.

Dr M did the same by blaming Operasi Lalang on the police, which the police chief gladly agreed on. No sympathy for the police on how they handle things.

All these donkey does not know anything, only tahu to makan duit haram. What can we expect from them in the running of the government????? Kasi Bersih in this coming election. Vote For Change don't forget Malaysian

Umno attacks fuelled by fear of true history

Umno’s attacks on PAS for allegedly backing communists are fuelled by fear their version of history will need to be rewritten once the truth surfaces, Mohamad Sabu charged last night.

The PAS deputy president said Umno’s smear campaign against him through Utusan Malaysia — by accusing him of supporting communists was aimed at preserving Barisan Nasional’s (BN) own version of history and how Malaysia achieved its independence.

“They (Umno) are worried that history will need to be rewritten if we push matters further,” Mohamad told a ceramah in Gombak near here last night.

The PAS leader, popularly known as Mat Sabu, lamented how other leaders who fought for independence were not properly recognised for their efforts, and reiterated his support for Mat Indera, a Malay leader who was part of the infamous attack on Bukit Kepong police station in the 1950s.

“When I said Merdeka celebrations, it is always an Umno celebration of Merdeka in Malaysia... if it’s not Tunku Abdul Rahman, or Tun Hussein Onn, what about other leaders like Ishak Haji Muhammad (Pak Sako) or Dr Burhanuddin Al-Helmi?

“When Merdeka comes, it is only Umno leaders who are featured,” said the PAS deputy chief.

He claimed that Malaysians no longer celebrated Merdeka, and that proof of this was the lack of the display of national flags in homes or vehicles.

Mohamad also moved to deny claims of him supporting communism, and stressed that he practiced and embraced Islamic principles and loved his country “very much.”

“I push for Islamic principles, not support communism. These allegations are not new, our leaders have faced all sorts of allegations before.

“I love our country very much,” he said.

Mohamad reiterated his intention to have a debate on the Bukit Kepong incident with Umno deputy president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, and said that he would not debate the party’s youth chief Khairy Jamaludddin because the latter had not attacked him publicly.

“Khairy is a good boy, he has the potential to become a future PAS leader...I’m serious. Why should I debate him when the one who has been attacking me is the Umno deputy president,” Mohamad said to squeals of laughter from the audience.

Utusan had quoted Mohamad on August 27 as saying that the communists who attacked the Bukit Kepong police station during the communist insurgency were heroes.

The Umno-owned daily reported that Mohamad made the remarks at a political ceramah in Tasek Gelugor, Penang, on August 21.

During the Emergency (1948-1960), communist insurgents attacked the police station on February 23, 1950 while the country was still under British rule.

The Malay daily also stated that the PAS leader said the country’s first prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj and Umno’s first president Datuk Onn Jaafar were not freedom fighters.

Mohamad has since said he will file a suit on Monday against Utusan Malaysia over its report of his ceramah.

His 24-hour ultimatum for an apology from the Umno-owned Malay daily expired two days ago.

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