Thursday, February 26, 2015

PJ resident frustration with DAP


I am an ordinary Malaysian. I come from a lower middle class family. Although I take special interest in the political climate of our nation, it is meaningless in my day to day affairs.

I am curious about Altantuya’s murder. I am confused about Anwar Ibrahim’s prosecution. I am worried about PAS-DAP bickering over hudud. I am sad over the demise of Nik Aziz. However, being curious, confused, worried and sad over the happenings around us doesn’t put food on the table nor does it ease the burden of our daily life.

I apologise if I sound like a simpleton but I AM an ordinary Malaysian and this IS the truth.

Click Here to Read More..

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

DAP's Taiwan style politics


Everyone knows that DAP styles its politics on that of Taiwan. Even its campaign songs are sourced from popular Taiwanese songs.

DAP politicians talk like that in Taiwanese, very rough and aggressive language.

Like their Taiwan counterparts, the DAP politicians like to attack before they are attacked, twist words, distort situations and call people liars when they are the ones talking lies.

The use of foul language is not uncommon, they are very aggressive in accusing their opponents of everything under the sun.


Click Here to Read More..

Implies Anwar and Sirul's admittance of guilt


On the first visit on Day 3 of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim's imprisonment, lawyer and PKR MP, Sivarasa gave a statement that Anwar refused to seek for royal pardon.

That was the same day Anwar's family attempted to deceive the public that they visited Anwar before the 14 days regulation prison to claim he was suffering from back pain due to the thin pillow. Then came ridiculous stories of mosquito bites, losing weight and maybe later arsenic poisoning and HIV injection.

The dateline for Anwar to seek pardon is today. Failing which, his Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat will be announced vacant for a by-election.

Click Here to Read More..

Monday, February 23, 2015

Where Anwar hid behind a skirt, Bar Council President hid behind Ambiga's saree


Bar Council President, Christopher Leong response to the call by 100 lawyers calling for the retraction of his "persecuted, not prosecuted' statement on Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim's conviction for sodomy was merely to ask them to take their grievance to the Bar AGM next month. [Read TMI here].

Only this time, Christopher is hiding behind Ambiga's saree, said one lawyer in a Whats App Group. Instead of responding responsibly for his remark, he is hiding behind the veil of the Bar Council AGM and seeking reinforcement through an open debate he will chair.

It reminded us of Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah's remark, "Anwar hid behind a skirt" that was made into frontpage headline in NST last week.

Click Here to Read More..

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bar Council President rapped


Statement by Bar Council President, Christopher Leong to infer the conviction of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim as persecution, was rapped by 100 lawyers today.

In a press conference, this morning, the lawyers released the following press conference to call for his resignation. Believed a police report will expect to follow.

The statement below: 

Click Here to Read More..

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pushing it to The Edge


One of the 58 Johanian (Alumni of St John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur) from the class of 1975 (born in 1958) alerted us of one spinning by The Malaysian Insider (TMI) that they found as disgusting.

They wrote a letter to TMI [read here] expresing concern on "extremist viewpoints as championed by those bent on racism and religious bigotry".

They shared the view of their fellow Johanian, Dato Najib Tun Razak that "the decades ahead of us are and will be far more competitive, challenging and equally exciting" thus the country should not get trapped with such dogmatism and "applaud the initiative of the prime minister in launching the Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) in the year 2012". It was if an extremist and shallow liberals not appointed as CEO.

However, TMI twisted their call into a report "Former students of Najib’s alma mater tell him to stop extremism" which subtly accused Najib as the cause of extremism and he should stop it [Read it here].

That must sent them aghast with such pushing to the edge journalism by The Edge online news subsidiary.

Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Finally it happened


Two major GLCs made a major reshuffling to their top position this week.

On Monday, it was announced that Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin as the new CEO for Petronas to replace Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas.

Today, a news report claimed Dr Emir Mavani will leave Felda Global Ventures Berhad (FGV) and be replaced by Tan Sri Ismee Ismail from Tabung Haji.

Finally it happened. By right, both Shamsul and Emir shouldn't have been there in the first place. 

Click Here to Read More..

Saturday, February 14, 2015

How come 1MDB already settled their debt, Tony Pua?


This statement came in yesterday in our Whats App and is already in today's papers:
Media statement by Arul Kanda, 1MDB President and Group Executive Director

Issued on 13 February 2015
For immediate publication

RM2 BILLION LOAN SETTLED IN FULL

"I can now confirm that 1MDB has settled, in full, a RM2 billion loan owed by an operating subsidiary of ours to Malaysian banks. The loan was settled in advance of the due date, per the terms of the loan facility agreement. With the settlement of this loan, I reaffirm 1MDB’s commitment to continue meeting all our debt obligations as they become due”.
In our posting 1MDB: Anonymously Sourced Allegation [read  here], Tony Pua had strongly championed this allegation that 1MDB had defaulted on an RM2 billion loan. In addition, one ex-banker was "screaming loudly" that public money at RHB and Maybank was squandered away.

How come? Is 1MDB lying? Pail Stadlen must be drunk and got our of bed with a strange woman next to him.

Click Here to Read More..

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Time for Jho Loh to start singing


In American crime or detective movie and TV series, singing means start talking. Loh Taek Jho or Jho Loh in short can choose to make a press statement through his PR agency or grant an interview to a media.

He cannot ignore the damaging article published by The NY Times website [read here] on the eve of Anwar Ibrahim's Federal Court decision. It explains why a certain blogger had been prepping up on Jho Loh's flamboyant lifestyle before this.

The NYT article, that was overshadowed by Anwar's prison sentence, was slanted in a manner to described Jho Loh's business dealings, especially involving 1MDB and anything to do with the Prime Minister Dato Najib and his family member, as less than kosher.

Mentioned too was real estate dealings of Hollywood film producer and Najib's step son, Riza Aziz.

Whatever it is, Jho Loh has to start singing loud. Sue NYT to disapprove all the allegations made against himself. Otherwise, Najib will have to start cutting him off and distance himself from yet another wunderboy repeatedly created since the days of Tun Abdullah as Prime Minister.

Click Here to Read More..

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Can an innocent wiener end you up as Anwar cellmate?


Before exploring that issue, let us go through this whats app message received on why Anwar got sent to prison.
Why is Anwar charged and convicted and why Saiful goes free?

Penal Code 377 ‘Unnatural Sex’ Law has seven sections

Of these, four of them (sections 1, 3, 6, and 7) – covering bestiality, non-consensual oral and anal sex, non-consensual vaginal sex by foreign object, and inciting a child to gross indecency,

The three sections that are VOLUNTARY are:
s(2) 377A – Carnal intercourse against the order of nature
Sexual connection with another person by the introduction of the penis into the anus or mouth of the other person is said to commit carnal intercourse against the order of nature. Penetration is to be sufficient to constitute the sexual connection necessary to the offence described in this section.


Click Here to Read More..

Answer on Gitmo and the torture prisons around the world first


The American Embassy in Kuala Lumpur issued a statement to express their deep disappointment and concern for the court's decision to reject Anwar Ibrahim's appeal.

Although it did not came as fast as the PMO communique [the reason stated in Malaysian Digest  here], the American official in Kuala Lumpur expressed serious concern regarding "the rule of law and court independence".

Sure, maybe they can explain to us under what rule of law do Gitmo and the American torture prisons all over the world operate under before interfering in our domestic affair.

There is a lengthy article and many links that exposed the corrupt American legal system. So they should clean-up their court before trying to expressed their so-called concerns. 

This statement is directed to the Malaysian government thus it is an acknowledgement that American had asked the government to interfere into the independent judiciary system.

Instead, they accused our court as not independent. Cheap trick!

Click Here to Read More..

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Statement of a delusional man


This came in through our Whats App group:
Statement by Anwar Ibrahim upon the judgement of the Federal Court on 10th February 2015

I maintain my innocence of this foul charge - this incident never happened.

This is complete fabrication- coming from a political conspiracy to stop my political career.

You have not given proper consideration to the case presented by my counsel from day one - that this incident never happened at all.

I can go on and on but I see from your statement today that it will be fruitless - it appears as i have been condemned again as I was in the court of appeal. only here we went through a facade of an 8 day hearing!

Click Here to Read More..

D Day: Deal or DNA [Updated]



Latest received 12:00 PM: 
"Prosecution has established the case beyond resoanable doubt, appeal is dimissed."
Anwar goes in.

Court in recess to meet at 1:00 PM. Maybe on prosecution appeal to increase sentence to more than 5. There is also the possibility of contempt of court charges. That depends on AG office.


Today is D Day for Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Click Here to Read More..

Monday, February 09, 2015

1MDB: Anonymously sourced allegations


The FMT report, 'Pin-drop' silence on 1MDB's over-due RM2b loan few days ago led us to browse the portal for recent allegations against 1MDB.

Something was immediately noticeable. From the day Arul Kanda joined, all allegations hurled at 1MDB are not confirmed by 1MDB. More glaring is that all recent allegations made against 1MDB can be traced to reports from other media which are based on anonymous sources.

Though useful in investigative reporting [read here], there is no credibility to any allegations made based on anonymous sources. All the doomsday predictions made of 1MDB but yet none are confirmed by any parties with a name.

Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Profiteering not as bad as IS millitant?


Saturday's The Malay Mail Online reported Defense Minister Dato Hishamuddin Hussein saying:
Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s recent jibe against Chinese traders was nowhere as bad as the atrocities committed by Islamic State (IS) militants ...
The Malaysian Insider also reported:
.... Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s racial rant against Chinese traders for refusing to bring down prices is nothing compared to the atrocities committed by Isis militants...
For the last 24 hours, we've been trying to figure out the link between Ismail Sabri's statement on Chinese traders profiteering and IS militants violence.

Click Here to Read More..

Friday, February 06, 2015

Betrayal of an UMNO division leader


The controversial FB posting supposedly belonging to Dato Seri Ismail Sabri had expressed the frustration at seeing Muslim Malays lacking consumer consciousness to still visit Old Town White Coffee (OTWC) chains despite its questionable halal status.

One of the shareholder is strongly believed to be Perak DAP Chairman, Dato Ngeh Koo Ham.

Ismail Sabri wished Malay consumers could unite and apply pressure on such establishment to conform but they couldn't care less and still frequent the place. a year or two ago, Ngeh questioned the enquiry by a Pemuda UMNO exco, Arman on the halal status of OTWC. 

For UMNO leaders to expect such unity and support from the Malays, UMNO itself should be seen as united and free from betrayal from among themselves. It is heard that one UMNO leader demanded on Ismail Sabri to apologise in a closed door meeting.

That sort of betrayal is common but the betrayal in this posting is more revolting.

Click Here to Read More..

Moody blues: First Malaysia, now 1MDB ...


Back in November 2013, this blog posted a friendly reminder to Dato Abdul Wahid Omar for being too comfortable with international rating agencies. Re-read "Bought and sold by rating agencies".

Bankers like AWO rely on rating from such agencies to enable them to source cheaper cost of funding for their clients. Now as Minister, AWO have to ensure the financial management of government is in sync with international expectations. 

The danger of being trusting of rating agencies is one can never know what rating agencies are up to. That advise could fall on deaf ears.

Bigdogdotcom last posting here reported AWO getting more bullish despite lower oil prices. Our rating improved further and he could now say, "Thanks for the reminder but ... I am right!"

Moody latest on 1MDB could also make them say they are right. It will put few in "Moody Blues".

Click Here to Read More..

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Be damn with the politics!!! Time for consumer power


Since appointed to the post of Minister of Agriculture, Dato Seri Ismail Sabri had taken as his "jihad ekonomi" to fight against unscrupulous middlemen involved in cartel to monopolise the food supply chain and dictate food prices. 

In a recent statement, he called on consumers to boycott traders refusing to bring prices of goods down. This message was relevant in the light of suspicion of cartel trying to sabotage GST and push prices up to ignite anger among the people.

Petrol pump prices was lowered three times but no lowering for prices by traders. It must have been frustrating for Ismail that he made statement and comments which irked the Chinese traders. All the Chinese parties - MCA, Gerakan and DAP - vehemently attacked Ismail Sabri for racism.

It is an open secret that traders association and guild have strong political influence in the Chinese community because traditionally, swing in Chinese votes in a particular community is determined by their taikoh. These parties cannot afford not to defend their source of support and finances.

As a result, it became was missed opportunity to spark a consumer awareness among the public.

Click Here to Read More..

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

On second thought, Tong is not likely


A blogger friend asked us a frank question yesterday morning. Did we really think it was Dato Tong Kooi Ong that tried to do a Soros on our ringgit?

Our answer yesterday was unlikely. 

He said, "I thought so. In your posting [read here] that Rocky referred too [read here], you did not say so conclusively."

True enough, it was a qualified conclusion:
It happened during the flood disaster and this sabotage cannot be discounted in view of the existence of such documents, true or fake. If true, ponder as to whether that is responsible politics and are these politicians the one the people can lay their fate with?
There wasn't much follow up and after thought on the issue after the posting. Immediately upon uploading the posting, we went away for a long weekend holiday at the tip of mainland Asia. 

Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Are Muslim jihadists the real murderer of mankind?


The above is a fake footage done by some covert operation to instill fear amongst the public on the ISIS threat.

Today it is ISIS, before was Saddam Hussein and Osama Ben Laden. Muslims are again accused with the same label for act of terrorism and extremism and accused as imposing threat on mankind.

However, ponder below:

Click Here to Read More..

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Economic sabotaguers rising up to the occasion


PM got much brickbat from that statement recently.

Right now, Pakatan leaders and supporters are spreading propaganda to say that Malaysia will soon experience severe economic crisis.

Yes, there are challenges due to falling oil prices but this is currently a BUDGET CHALLENGE and not a ECONOMIC CRISIS.

Please know the difference.

Click Here to Read More..

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On rotan and Datum, everyone missed the plotsss...


Was reading the paper and social media all morning.

It may have a happy or unhappy ending, but something noticeable was how easy issues can get loss in translation by the wrong statement or misleading reporting.

The blame can be leveled on the person making the statement or the communication support but at the end of the day, the public are also too gullible to miss the real message and easily diverted by headlines and discussion.

The above picture is a classsic. The Minister, her supporter, communication unit and public missed the whole point of the issue. In this one, it has a happy ending.


Click Here to Read More..

Monday, January 26, 2015

Hishamuddin disagree with submarine purchase


That title should come with a question mark but it seems that putting a title with a question mark is not good journalism. Ah well ... we are not journalist and for once, let's try put up a poser without a question mark.

Defense Minister, Dato Hishamuddin Hussein Onn was in Kota Kinabalu yesterday to complete his 3 day tour. He visited the Royal Malaysian Navy base in Telok Sepanggar and was given coverage by  NST today in page 10.  

The top page news would only be of interest to those avid military buff but the one below is a political puller.

Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Was the attack on Tun Daim for real?

A viral meme of the quarrel

The big political story this week must be TV3 giving repeated coverage to PKR leaders' comments on past investigations of corruption on Tun Daim. These were cases, which the predecessor organisation to MACC, Anti Corruption  Agency (ACA or or the Malay acronym, BPR), had announced as no case in 1998.

That is more than 15 years ago.

It was puzzling why TV3 had to give them the mileage. That set-up a major buzz in the social media and raised quite an uproar among UMNO grassroots. Ever since, there have been a ceasefire as claimed by the blog Life of Annie here. TV3 has stopped the attack.

Social media believed the instruction to attack may have come from one Dato Habibur Rahman. However, many questions remain unanswered. Why and what the attack is all about?

Click Here to Read More..

Thursday, January 22, 2015

China 1 + 1 + 1 equals?


Whenever something is so simple to deduce and easy to be agreeable to, they would say 1 plus 1 equals 2. In the world of M&A, they are always looking for that strategic fit that will see a 1 plus 1 equals 3 performance benefit.

A better one, the binary numerical system which is the basic algorithm in electronics and information technology, 1 plus 1 equals 10. Only thing is a binary 10 is only 2.

On our way on Putra commuter train to an evening appointment, we were reading today's The Star. Something interesting observed with respect to various matters related to China. So what will 1 plus 1 plus 1 equal to?

Click Here to Read More..

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

3 ways to help country facing market downturn from AWO


Hold out on politics and the internal squabbles first. Maybe later late afternoon, if we are in the mood..More important, the economy first.

And it is about the revised budget to meet the lower oil and ringgit senario. Just proves critics that PM and government do monitor the situation.

This is a government that has attained some level of maturity after coming to 60 years of independence. How could anyone even think the government is not aware of happening in market and preparing a plan?

"Accused conspirator" Hardev Kaur monitors market and economic indicators around the clock and around the world. How she could be a political conspirator is puzzling?

Received message from Senator Dato Abdil Wahid Omar via our Alumni Whats App. He assured it is not as bad as many thinks and gave tips on how to help our beloved country

Lets not worsen things with politics and inner squables.

Click Here to Read More..

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Feint left, but move right


It may not be about Tun Daim or Tun Dr Mahathir. May not be them versus Dato Najib.

Neither is it about some "Hantu Raya" or TV3. Nor about the grab for contracts.

So who is it? What is it about?

Click Here to Read More..

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The passing of an old friend


Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. 

No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. 

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: 


Click Here to Read More..

My Say