Menyamai gelagat ahli Umno-BN yang kecewa menyanggahi roh Politik Baru

Politik Baru menolak sebarang kepentingan peribadi walau apapun alasannya – lebih-lebih lagi jika empunya diri mendabik dada tentang keupayaannya.

Saudara Manikumar telah dipilih kerana sebab-sebab yang meyakinkan bahawa beliau boleh menganjakkan diri dari politik lama yang merosakkan. Kesederhanaan yang dicari ada pada Manikumar.
Berbagai aspek telah diteliti dan keputusan memilih Manikumar bukanlah semata-mata dari Anwar Ibrahim tetapi telah mengambil pandangan berbagai pihak – Pimpinan Tertinggi, Pimpinan Negeri, dan Bahagian serta rakyat yang prihatin.

Para aktivis bertanggungjawab untuk menerima dengan lapang dada semua keputusan walaupun tidak sekufu dengan citarasa masing-masing, kecuali memang benar dengan bukti bahawa pucuk pimpinan KEADILAN telah bersikap lekeh dan memaksa keputusan sendiri ke atas parti dan ahli-ahlinya.

Beredarnya Kalaivanar boleh dilihat sebagai pembersihan berterusan dalam parti daripada anasir-anasir yang boleh merencatkan pencapaian Politik Baru yang menjadi landasan dan teras perjuangan KEADILAN.

Adalah biasa sebarang pembaharuan akan ditolak dengan serta-merta oleh sebahgaian manusia yang mempunyai agenda dan kepetingan diri. Tetapi lama-kelamaan, dengan perjuangan yang istiqamah, berterusan, telus dan tulus, Politik Baru akan menjadi realiti untuk dikecapi semua, khususnya oleh rakyat jelata.

Budaya perbincangan, musyawarah dan syura wajar menjadi darah daging ahli-ahli politik dalam rangka mereka membuat keputusan-keputusan penting dan utama.
Dan ahli serta pendokong KEADILAN akan sentiasa menjadi penasihat dan pemberi ingatan kepada pemimpin. Begitu juga harapan ke atas rakyat yang berperanan menjadi penasihat kepada pemimpin. Budaya sedemikian akan menjamin kesejahteraan negara dan rakyat sendiri.

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PKR’s Kalai quits over by-election snub
S Pathmawathy | Mar 30, 09 12:05pm
With just eight days to go for the Bukit Selambau by-election in Kedah, PKR has been dealt a blow with the resignation of its Jerai division chief B Kalaivanar with some 500 supporters today.

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bukit selambau by election b kalaivanar quits pkr pc 300309 04The influential local leader relinquished all his party posts due to a disagreement with PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim and his unhappiness with the Pakatan Rakyat state government.

Kalaivanar is also peeved that Anwar had overlooked him as candidate for the state seat, saying that the opposition leader had forgotten all that the former did for the party.

“I am very unhappy with Anwar and PKR. The party has not done anything for the Indian community,” he told a press conference at a golf club in Sungai Petani.

“With the greatest regret, I would like to inform the media here that I am leaving the party and resigning from my position as division leader.

“I am also abolishing the committee for the progress of the Indian community which was formed by the division,” he added.

Kalaivanar said about 100 members in the division as well as 359 members of the committee had also resigned from the party.

Amongst those who followed Kalaivanar in resigning are PKR’s state deputy Wanita chief and Sungai Petani councillor K Deivanai and Yan councillor S Poobalan as well as five village heads.

The real Pharaoh

Kalaivanar, who has been active in politics since the age of 19, said Pakatan’s idea of forming an united ‘Bangsa Malaysia’ was simply a ‘sweet word and  fake promise’ to garner votes.

zaid ibrahim book launch nik aziz anwar ibrahim pc 230309 03“When Dr Mahathir (Mohamad) was prime minister, we used to say he was the Pharaoh but now when we look closely at Anwar, people would realise that he is the Pharoah and dictator.

“They (PKR) have become ungrateful… Anwar does not have an ounce of respect for those who have fought for this party,” he added.

Moreover, he said Pakatan had “deceived and used the people especially the Indian community like curry leaves but did nothing beneficial for them.”

“Pakatan always condemns BN and Umno but what have they done for the Indian community? There is not one Indian senator in the states administered by them,” he added.

bukit selambau by election b kalaivanar quits pkr pc 300309 01On the same note, Kalaivanar denied that he and his supporters would join BN. But at the same time, hinted that they would not campaign for PKR candidate S Manikumar or any of the 13 independent candidates. This leaves only BN candidate S Ganesan.

Although he kept repeating that he had no comments about Manikumar, Kalaivanar however said: “The first guy (referring to former rep V Arumugam) was a coward and ran away without doing anything for the people… now they have picked a soft character, so that they could manipulate him.”

Greets Muhyiddin

The 45-year-old politician also urged Anwar to refrain from using gimmicks to lure Indian votes like calling himself ‘Sivaji the Boss’ – a blockbuster Tamil movie about a man who battles against corruption.

Kalaivanar also said he was ‘sick’ of Anwar’s tactics in using terms like ‘makkal sakthi’ (people’s power) during rallies.

His resignation letter had been sent to PKR president and Anwar’s wife Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as well as the secretary-general. The Registrar of Societies had also been notified about the dissolution of the committee of Indian affairs.

kalaivanar meet muhyiddin yassin in bukit selambau 300309Kalaivanar’s resignation was widely anticipated when the party picked the inexperienced  Manikumar for the polls.

Kalaivanar had previously claimed that he stood a good chance of winning the seat as since he has strong grassroots support, especially among the Indian community.

He stood as a candidate for the Gurun state seat in the last general election but lost.

After the press conference, Kalaivanar approached newly minted Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin who was having lunch at the same venue and shook his hand. Siva: It’s a normal reaction

Meanwhile PKR vice president R Sivarasa in an immediate response said Kalaivanar’s resignation was a normal reaction by any leader disgruntled who had not been selected to contest.

pakatan cij parliament pc 131108 sivarasaSpeaking to Malaysiakini, Sivarasa said he did not believe that Kalaivanar’s resignation would affect the Bukit Selambau by-election outcome.

“Voters are sophisticated nowadays. They know what in this case, it is nothing more than Kalainavar being disgruntled over not getting picked as the candidate to contest.

“Kalaivanar is only saying all this after he has been denied from contesting. He would have had more credibility should he had say all these things before knowing his wish to contest had been turned down,” he said.

He added that it was important for party members to stick with the party for “its beliefs and principles and not only to get seats.”

Penamaan Calon di dua Bukit dan Batang Ai (dikemaskini)

Kesemua proses penamaan calon di ketiga-tiga pilihan raya kecil Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang dan Batang Ai berlangsung dengan aman dan penyertaan rakyat yang ramai, khususnya para kehadiran dari penyokong pPakatan Rakyat – 10 ribu di Bukit Selambau, 60 ribu di Bukit Gantang dan 10 ribu di Batang Ai.

Pemimpin Wanita KEADILAN diwakili oleh Ketua Wanita, Zuraida Kamaruddin di Bukit Selambau, Timbalan Ketua Wanita di Bukit Gantang dan Naib Ketua Haniza Talha di Batang Ai.
Wanita KEADILAN di Bukit Selambau

Para pemimpin yang hadir di Bukit Selambau:

Harapan Pakatan Rakyat untuk memenangi ketiga-tiga kerusi adalah paling cerah di Bukit Gantang kerana faktor calon, isu semasa dan kepimpinan Mentri Besar Perak yang sah, Nizar Jamaluddin.
Zuraida Kamaruddin bersama jentera pilihanraya KEADILAN di Bukit Gantang:

Bukit Selambau mencipta sejarah dengan 15 calon bertanding – 8 calon Melayu, 6 calon India dan seorang Cina.   Dari perspektif taktik pilihanraya, ia suatu cara oleh lawan yang sudah tahu akan kalah tetapi melancarkan serangan seperti seorang pengecut – dengan menghalang dengan apa cara sekalipun untuk terjadi pertembungan satu lawan satu.   Setiap satu calon akan memecahkan undi Pakatan Rakyat dan mengurangkan majoriti kemenangan.   Petugas, Jentera Pilihan Raya Bukit Selambau, khususnya Pasukan WIN wanita KEADILAN mestilah menggandakan segala usaha dan tindakan bagi memastikan taktik kotor dan durjana Umno-BN gagal sama sekali untuk meraih kerusi Dun Bukit Selambau.
Calon KEADILAN di Bukit Selambau, Manikumar:

Batang Ai meriah dengan kehadiran Menteri Besar Selangor, Khalid Ibrahim dan 10 ribu ahli dan penyokong parti yang mengiringi calon Pakatan Rakyat, Jawah Gerang.   Harapan kemenangan di Batang Ai cerah dengan permuafakatan yang wujud di kalangan semua jentera dan petugas Pilihan Raya Kecil Batang Ai.   Kepimpinan yang berlandaskan kesejagatan dan musyawarah antara pemimpin dan pengikut akan menjadikan KEADILAN batang Ai sebuah entiti yang hormati oleh semua rakyat, bukan saja di Batang Ai tetapi di seluruh negara.   Corak kepimpinan sedemikian di Batang Ai, dalam rangka memenangi kerusi Batang Ai menandakan kemaraan politik baru Sarawak yang akan menjadi contoh ikutan, khususnya di Sarawak dan Sabah dan amnya oleh semua di Malaysia.

Gambar-gambar lain:

Zuraida Kamaruddin di  sebuah ceramah kelompok di Bukit Gantang:


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Nizar: This is no mere by-election
Andrew Ong and Gabrielle Chong | Mar 30, 09 1:30pm malaysiakini.com
Ousted Perak Menteri Besar Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin’s candidacy for the Bukit Gantang by-election caught many political observers by surprise.

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After all, PAS has a large pool of talent that it could have fielded and Mohd Nizar already has his hands full trying to wrest the state government back from Barisan Nasional.

For Mohd Nizar, the answer was simple: “This is no mere by-election”.

nizar jamaluddin interview 250309 04In an interview with Malaysiakini at his rented bungalow in Ipoh last Wednesday, Mohd Nizar revealed that the party was looking beyond the turmoil in Perak and was taking a direct aim at BN in Putrajaya.

“PAS leadership does not see Bukit Gantang as just a by-election. It is looking at Bukit Gantang as a platform for political change in Malaysia,” he said.

Many observers and Pakatan Rakyat leaders have painted the Bukit Gantang contest as a referendum on the controversial BN takeover of the Perak government nearly two months ago.

BN has much to lose in this contest as a defeat would allow its opponents to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the state government, formed after three Pakatan state representatives defected.

A last-minute candidate

Kampar-born Mohd Nizar, 52, was nominated as the party candidate for the Bukit Gantang seat, which was declared vacant after the demise of PAS’ parliamentarian Roslan Shaharum on Feb 9.

He is facing BN’s Ismail Saffian, 49, a local born, and little-known independent candidate Kamarul Ramizu Idris, 42.

According to Mohd Nizar, his nomination came as a surprise to him as his name was not even on the list of potential candidates.

bukit gantang by election nizar jamaluddin pkr ceramah 300309 05“They made a last-minute decision. (But) it is not unusual for PAS,” revealed Mohd Nizar, citing a similar case during the Kuala Terengganu where Abdul Wahid Endut was made candidate at the 11th hour.

The decision was made at a high-level party meeting to discuss the candidates on March 10 in Ayer Kuning, Changkat Jering.

Mohd Nizar, who was supposed to attend the meeting, did not make it as he was at the Federal Court in Kuala Lumpur for his suit against Perak Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kadir.

“By the time I arrived in Ayer Kuning where the meeting was held, I was embraced by all the leaders… They said that after four hours of discussion they agreed to make me the candidate.

“I said I’d have to accept it (as) they had four hours of discussion…,” he said.

Party wanted a contemporary image

The PAS leader added that he was picked ahead a candidate with more religious credentials, because the party wanted portray a contemporary image.

“Traditionally, if the place is religious-inclined, then PAS will field a religious character. (My candidacy) shows the ability of PAS leadership to change,” said Mohd Nizar, who is a successful engineer prior to full-time politics.

bukit gantang by election nizar jamaluddin pkr ceramah 300309 02However, Mohd Nizar pointed out that the Malays from the Bukit Gantang constituency – an area with a high concentration of religious schools – would desire a candidate with strong Islamic credentials.

He conceded that central working committee member Idris Ahmad, a religious scholar born in Bukit Gantang, was the front-runner for the seat but the party nevertheless took into account of the current mood of Perak people.

“After the upheaval, turmoil and coup d’etat, Perakians feel ripped off of their rights. This is a feeling shared by all Malaysians,” he said.

With Mohd Nizar as the candidate, the party is taking a calculated risk, which it hopes to offset by cashing in on the performance of the PAS-led state administration over the past 11 months.

The Face of Despair

Adullah Ahmad Badawi mengerti bahawa reformasi atau perubahan tidak akan berlaku dari dalam Umno setelah mengambilalih pucuk pimpinan negara.
Umno tersarat dengan dengan segala macam bentuk Politik Durjana yang tidak memungkinkan lagi Umno menerajui negara sebagai sebuah parti yang bermaruah dan memiliki integriti yang boleh meraih rasa hormat rakyat terhadap Umno.
Umno tidak akan dapat bertahan lama lagi dengan keadaan ekonomi dunia dan domestik yang parah – kerana kekuatan Umno sentiasa bersandarkan sebanyak mana wang yang ia ada untuk mengekalkan Politik Durjana yang jelas sedang ditonton Rakyat dan dunia seluruhnya.
Dapatan dalam satu kajian mengukuhkan pandangan bahawa imej Umno – Parti Perasuah sekarang sudah menjadi persepsi umum terhadap Umno, khususnya persepsi oleh orang Melayu sendiri.
Rakyat perlu sedar dan bertindak sebagai kuasa yang boleh memilih sama ada untuk mengekalkan Umno, Parti Perasuah, terus memerintah negara atau memecatnya dari mengambil mana-mana kerusi Dun dan Parlimen yang akan dipertandingkan sekarang dan pada bila-bila saja dalam mana-mana pilihanraya kecil dan umum.
Kita sama-sama Tolak Politik Durjana yang mendurjana semua bangsa, agama dan negara.

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‘Mahathirism’ will hasten Umno’s demise
Mar 26, 09 12:33pm malaysiakini.com
Outgoing Umno president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today expressed sadness that certain quarters in the party believe that reverting to the old order is the panacea to revive the ailing institution.

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“Sadly there are still those who feel that we do not need to pursue reforms,” he said in his opening speech at the 59th Umno general assembly in Kuala Lumpur.

pak lah and najib raising the umno flag agm 2009 260309 02“They believe that Umno will regain its glory if we revert to the old ways – the old order, by restricting freedom of our citizens and by silencing their criticisms,” he added.

Abdullah’s remarks come amidst growing concerns that his successor Najib Abdul Razak would emulate the leadership traits of former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad and come down hard on critics.

There is also widespread fear that the Internal Security Act (ISA) will be invoked to quash dissent.

Abdullah said these quarters are of the view that Umno can continue to be in power if they safeguard the interests of certain individuals and give in to the demands of certain groups.

“There are those among us who gain comfort from these thoughts and are still lulled into a false sense of security,” he added.

According to Abdullah, the old path is the wrong path.

“If we revert to the old path, I believe we are choosing the wrong path, one that will take us to regression and decay. It is the path that I fear will hasten our demise,” he said.

“If we do not take courageous steps to reform in the face of dynamic transformation of society and the radical changes taking place, then we shall live to witness the end of our beloved Umno.

“What is the point of fighting tooth and nail for positions in the party if all that remains of us is an obsolete husk,” he added.

‘Chip off the old block’

Under Mahathir’s 22-year reign, Malaysia was often criticised of lacking democratic space and accused of employing draconian measures to silence dissent.

mahathir and rais yatim pc 190309 04In 1987, the Mahathir administration launched a massive ISA dragnet, codenamed ‘Ops Lalang’, which netted more than 100 people, including opposition politicians and activists.

Despite his retirement in 2003, Mahathir continued to play a pivotal role in national politics, often criticising his handpicked successor Abdullah whom he blamed for weakening Umno and Barisan Nasional.

He had also repeatedly called on the premier to resign and hand over the reins to Najib, whom many regard as being a ‘chip off the old block’.

Since assuming the premiership, Abdullah’s administration adopted a more liberal approach compared to his predecessor. However, despite making several grand promises such as eradicating corruption and reforming the judiciary, Abdullah was seen as falling short of his pledges.

The pressure increased and the chorus calling for Abdullah’s head to roll grew louder after BN suffered a major setback in the March 8 general election, where the ruling coalition lost several states and was denied a two-third majority in Parliament for the first time in history.

Completing the face of Umno

The MT line-up…….

Azalina and Shahrir out, 4 MBs culled
Mar 26, 09 10:53pm
Embattled Tourism Minister Azalina Othman Said has failed in her bid to retain her Umno supreme council seat.

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Also unable to clinch a seat in the supreme council were other heavyweights including four out of five menteri besars.

They were Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohamad Hassan, Johor Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman, Perlis Menteri Besar Mohd Isa Sabu and Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob.

The only one who made it is Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman.

A top minister and three deputy ministers are also out – Domestic Trade and Consumer Minister Shahrir Abdul Samad, Deputy Human Resources Minister and Puteri Umno chief Noraini Ahmad, Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department Johari Baharum and Hasan Malek.

Also defeated was former Wanita Umno chief Siti Zaharah Sulaiman.

Seven ministers and five deputy ministers however made it to the final 25.

Two former menteris besar – Mahadzir Khalid (Kedah) and Idris Jusoh (Terengganu) also managed to retain their seats.

The seven ministers who were successful are Mustapa Mohamed (agriculture and agro-based industries), Noh Omar (entrepreneur development and cooperative), Ismail Sabri (youth and sports), Mohamad Zin Mohamed (works), Shaziman Abu Mansor (energy, water and telecommunications), Zulhasnan Rafique (federal territories) and Ahmad Shabery Cheek (information).

Meanwhile, the five deputy ministers who managed to emerge victorious are Saifuddin Abdullah (entrepreneur development and cooperative), SP Lajim Ukin (transport), Hamzah Zainuddin (housing and local government), Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (finance) and Idris Haron (higher education).

The sole woman candidate who retained her seat is Bank Rakyat executive chairperson Norraesah Mohd from Penang Umno. There were six women among the 50 vying for the seats, five of whom failed to make it.

Probed by MACC

Azalina, who is one of the biggest casualties, is currently facing investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged money politics.

azalina othmanOne of her senior aides had also been detained for questioning before he was released. The aide was supposedly caught with RM70,000 on him.

It has been alleged that Azalina or her aides have used her ministry to canvass support for the party polls.

Three MACC officers had also visited Azalina’s ministry on March 11 and took away two documents for investigation. And on March 20, MACC officers recorded a statement from her and later went to her house in Shah Alam.

Yesterday, she had expressed confidence in retaining her post, arguing that the controversy should not have any bearing on the contest as a person is considered innocent until proven guilty.

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Suaram to the Penang Government

Suaram Penang in a survey conducted this week found that up to 73% of Penang
voters hope that the state government will make good its promise of a
Competent, Accountable, and Transparent administration by declaring to the
public assets owned by the Chief Minister and his Executive Committee. The
survey, done over two days at various places in the island, received 508
respondents.

The Penang state govt should declare assets of its Chief Minister and EXCO
members.

Agree: 373

Disagree: 135

Total no. of respondents: 508

Following the Selangor state government’s step to take up the asset
declaration exercise on 13 March, 2009, the results of this mini survey
indicate that the people would like the state government to follow suit and
do what is only right and reflective of democratic governing practices. We
fear failure to do so at the soonest will cause the people to lose
confidence in the promises of reform once proudly proclaimed in election
manifestos
. Instead of delaying with the excuse of “uniformity” with other
states or even the federal government, it is time, and perhaps even overdue
(since Selangor has taken the lead), that the Penang government shows its
commitment to democratic reform.

We believe that by declaring assets of state office bearers, this will not
only be symbolic of true transparency but also allow the people to regain
trust in the democratic process. As Pakatan Rakyat parties have endorsed
the People’s Declaration before the 12th General Elections of Malaysia, it
should not be an exercise too hard to be undertaken when governments in
other countries have long before us established this good practice.

Suaram Penang hence calls upon the state government to promote democratic
governance
as its top priority. This hope for the advancement of democratic
ideals
needs political will from the ruling party. Likewise, people who want
a government that is accountable to them must hold those in government
accountable. The need for a mechanism of checks and balances must, however,
not be confused as an attempt to attack or discredit the one-year-old Penang
Pakatan state government. Instead this call should be seen as a way the
grassroots exercise their responsibility as citizens of the state.
Democracy is not only about voting and elections, it is also about making it
possible for people’s participation in the process of decision making.

The attainment of democratic ideals should not also be a pawn on the
political chessboard separating the Pakatan state government and BN federal
government. By electing into office the new state government on March the 8
th last year, voters have already spoken their wishes and certainly do not
expect now for the promises of yesteryear to remain only as dangling
carrots.

A glance of our surrounding region will show that neighbours like the
Philippines and Thailand have already instituted mechanisms that ensure
assets of public officials can be monitored. Malaysia’s lagging behind in
terms of internationally recognised good practices is further compounded by
frequent events that highlight the plight of human rights in this nation.
Therefore, the Penang Pakatan state government should take this chance of
being in power to institute changes and reform that have not been able to
see the light of day in our nation’s first fifty years of existence.

Although the Selangor state government has taken the lead in declaring
assets of its EXCO members, the model and (the lack of) depth of its
exercise is not something that needs to necessarily be copied
wholesale by Penang. We note that the Selangor exercise was too
simplistic in nature and does not allow for effective and meaningful
monitoring to be done by the people. Any serious assets declaration
exercise should be in line with the United Nations International Code
of Conduct
for Public Officials.

Under section III of the abovesaid code, Public officials shall, in
accord with their position and as permitted or required by law and
administrative policies, comply with requirements to *declare or to
disclose personal assets and liabilities, as well as, if possible,
those of their spouses and/or dependants.*

Suaram Penang hopes that the Penang state government will truly live
up to its slogans promoting Competency, Accountability, and
Transparency (CAT) by actually instituting policies and practices that
reflect the meaning of democracy. Mechanisms that not only allow for
active public monitoring but also encourage public participation in
the democratic process – i.e. questioning and actually getting answers
– should be introduced.

Suaram Penang therefore politely reminds the Penang state government
about its promises in their election manifesto, as it is certainly
expected of them now that they are in power to be unwavering in the
struggle for a more democratic Malaysia.

The face of Umno Assembly

Beauty is in the eyes of the Beholder.

And Beauty is handy thing to have, esp. for someone who ain’t handsome.

Umno beauty?

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Hot rhetoric and Pakatan-bashing

Syed Jaymal Zahiid | Mar 25, 09 8:24pm
That time of the year, where folks dressed in white baju Melayu, red samping and songkoks congregating at the Tun Hussein Onn Hall in PWTC in their thousands and passionately indulging in verbal trashing of the opposition political parties, has arrived.

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umno 59 agm 2009 puteri youth wanita mt campaign 250309 01It is the ‘Umno season’, where in each of the 59 years the party has convened its annual general assembly, the tradition is to begin with waves of oral shelling fired from the trenches of the party’s Youth wing.

This year is no exception when delegates of the Youth wing kicked off the debate session with scathing attacks, often with racial overtones, against Pakatan Rakyat leaders.

One delegate from Johor, Rohazam Shah, blasted Pakatan leaders, chiefly PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim, as arrogant after the coalition had taken over five states and denied BN the two-third parliamentary majority in the last general elections.

anwar ibrahim 02 060207Anwar was also labelled a traitor to the Malays by Rohazam when he argued that a leader who tries to question Malay special privileges should be described as enemy number one to the race.

“He tried to abolish the Malay rights that is enshrined in the Federal Constitution when he suggested to do away with the New Economic Policy,” said Rohazam and it was followed by thunderous applause from the audience.

For him, no one and certainly not non-Malays, can question the special Malay rights and call for Umno and the Youth wing to fight to the end to defend such privileges.

Pakatan had insulted the MalaysHe also blasted Pakatan for the Perak constitutional crisis and said that the opposition coalition had tested the patience and insulted the Malays when they question the sultan’s decision to appoint Zambry Abdul Kadir as the new menteri besar.

umno agm 250309 hishammuddin wield keris 02Rohazam’s offensive was then followed by fellow delegate, Mohd Zaidi Mohd Said from Penang, who accused the DAP government of Penang of being  racists.

“It is DAP that controls Penang and not Pakatan. There is no such thing as the Pakatan coalition in Penang,” said Zaidi, implying that the state is controlled by the Chinese and not a multi-racial coalition as claimed by the state’s Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

guan eng respond to ong tee keat 020209 02“You know what Guan Eng first did when he became chief minister? He had all the posters that you can see in state government buildings changed to Yang Berhormat Tuan Lim Guan Eng,” he added.

Zaidi said the term “tuan” or master in English was only used by the Malays when addressing English governors when Malaysia was colonialised by Britain.

He then said the resignation of Mohd Fairus reflected the inability of PKR to serve and protect the interest of the Malays in the state and called for his resignation not only as Penang’s deputy chief minister, but as the state representative as well.

After he was done with DAP, Zaidi shifted his attacks on PKR by ridiculing Anwar.

He said the Malays should not be fooled by the leader who is “only good at giving promises but not delivering.”

‘Biggest mistake was to free Anwar’

“He can promise you everything, he can even promise you the front and the back,” said Zaidi in an apparent insinuation to Anwar’s sodomy case.

“The biggest mistake we ever did was to free Anwar (from jail),” he added and was accompanied by stomps from the floor.

Kelantan delegate Mohd Affendi Yusof, when taking his turn to debate, said Umno has been very lenient and patient towards Pakatan’s antics.

nizar jamaluddin interview 250309 04He also touched on the Perak fiasco and blasted ousted Perak menteri besar Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin for his now legendary statement: “Mohon maaf tuanku, patek mohon derhaka.” (Your highness, forgive me for I plead to commit treason).

“In Islam, there is no forgiveness for those who commit treason against the sultan,” he said, claiming that the sultan is considered as God’s representative on earth.

“When he faces God, he will have no excuse when God asks him why he had committed treason against the sultan. He would not die as a man, but would die as a bangkai (rotten corpse),” he added.

Instigating the crowd, Affendi said now is not the time for Umno to be soft and patient, and said it was time the party uses force to crush its Pakatan rivals.

“We cannot be soft anymore. We must use force. And we will use it immediately after the annual general assembly ends,” he said.

CUTI YB ELIZABETH WONG DILANJUTKAN

KENYATAAN AKHBAR
MAC 25, 2009
CUTI YB ELIZABETH WONG DILANJUTKAN
SHAH ALAM: Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Selangor (MMKN) hari ini telah membuat
keputusan bagi melanjutkan tempoh cuti YB Elizabeth Wong (EXCO Pelancongan, Hal Ehwal
Pengguna dan Alam Sekitar) sehingga 15 April 2009.
Kerajaan Negeri berpendapat keputusan ini adalah wajar memandangkan siasatan polis masih
belum selesai. Keputusan hari ini juga telah mengambil kira perbincangan di antara Dato’ Menteri
Besar Selangor dan YB Elizabeth yang berlangsung Sabtu lepas.
Kerajaan Negeri Selangor dengan ini, memberi jaminan bahawa keputusan ini tidak akan
menjelaskan sebarang urusan pentadbiran Kerajaan Negeri. Untuk itu, MMKN juga telah
memutuskan tugas-tugas rasmi YB Elizabeth ditanggung beberapa ahli MMKN buat sementara
waktu seperti berikut:
Ø Pelancongan – Dato Menteri Besar Selangor dan YB Teresa Kok,
Ø Hal Ehwal Pengguna – YB Ean Yong Hian Wah
Ø Alam Sekitar – YB Rodziah Ismail dan YB Dr Xavier Jayakumar
Kerajaan Negeri juga telah melantik YB Rodziah untuk menanggung tugas-tugas kerja YB Elizabeth
sebagai ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Bukit Lanjan.
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SEKRETARIAT AKHBAR, PEJABAT MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR, TINGKAT 20, BANGUNAN SULTAN SALAHUDDIN ABDUL AZIZ SHAH,
40502 SHAH ALAM, SELANGOR, MALAYSIA. TEL: 603-554470032 FAX: 603-55109686
Sementara menunggu keputusan siasatan polis, Kerajaan Negeri menyeru kepada semua pihak
supaya jangan membuat sebarang spekulasi bagi menghormati hak peribadi YB Elizabeth.
MENTERI BESAR SELANGOR
TAN SRI ABDUL KHALID IBRAHIM