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Friday, February 29, 2008

Good guys always gets the beating.



Malaysia's Heroes. Zaid Ibrahim, who was dropped by the BN from its candidates' list for next month's GE, is on Forbes' list of top 48 philanthropists in Asia! Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary, who has been sidelined, backstabbed, and flying-kicked by Abdullah's cronies since Pak Lah took over as PM is on the list, together with Hishamudin Ubaidula and Amar Leonard Linggi Tun Jugah.

Here's what they've done for the needy:

Four in Forbes Asia list

PETALING JAYA: Four Malaysians made it to the Forbes Asia list of the region’s most generous and interesting philanthropists.

Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, Hishamudin Ubaidulla, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and Datuk Amar Leonard Linggi Tun Jugah were featured in the inaugural Forbes Asia Heroes of Philanthropy list in its March 10 issue.

Syed Mokhtar, 56, is founder and sole donor of a Muslim charity, Albukhary Foundation that assists the needy.
Providing help: (From left) Syed Mokhtar, Hishamudin, Zaid and Leonard Linggi made it into the Forbes Asia list because of their generosity.

Established in 1996, the foundation funds remedial classes in English, science and math for 20,000 underachieving students each year and runs a college scholarship programme for 300 students from more than 40 countries.

Syed Mokhtar controls Malaysia Mining Corp and holds big stakes in Johor Port and other businesses.

Hishamudin, 52, oversees Yayasan Ubaidi, a foundation funded entirely with profits from commercial buildings and the sale of land bought by his father years ago.

The foundation helps families who cannot make ends meet, pays medical expenses, helps single mothers pay for tertiary education, assists hospitals that cannot afford equipment.

Hishamudin, who helps run the family travel agency, is also chairman of Deir Yassin Remembered Malaysia, a movement committed to ending the war between Israel and Palestine.

Former MP for Kota Baru, Zaid, 57, who owns the country’s largest law firm, Zaid Ibrahim & Co, set up the Kelantan Foundation for the Disabled in 1998.

The foundation serves 2,400 people suffering from Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Linggi, 67, a prominent Iban businessman has varied dealings, including real estate, plantation, shipping, hotel and other companies.

Tun Jugah Foundation gets virtually all of its contributions from him. It focuses on preserving the culture of the Ibans in Sarawak. In 2003, it began compiling the first Iban dictionary.

This year Forbes put together a list of 48 philanthropists.

Others featured on the list included Chinese billionaire Shi Zhengrong; China’s richest woman Yang Huiyan; film star Jet Li; Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing; Azim Premji from India; Taiwan’s richest man Terry Gou; Kyocera founder Kazuo Inamori from Japan; Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala II from the Philippine; Singaporean Mavis Khoo; Thailand’s Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi and Indonesia’s Putera Sampoerna.


http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/2/29/nation/20485117&sec=nation

Special thanks to RockyBru for this.

Mike Nelson makes me happy everyday!

Mike Nelson, former host of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and currently RiffTrax has just made a bunch of spoof videos mocking Presidential Nominees Barack obama, Hilary Clinton, John McCain and Mike Huckabee. I have to tell you, they're quite funny:















www.rifftrax.com

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Why should the opposition be jealous of BN?




ALOR STAR, Feb 27 (Bernama) -- The Barisan Nasional (BN) has become the target for slanders by the opposition parties which are envious of its success in administering the country and getting support from the majority of the people, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The Prime Minister said that following the increasingly strong support for the BN, those who were envious of the coalition had made up all kind of stories so that supporters of its component parties would quarrel among themselves.

"They (opposition) make up various stories so that we are suspicious of each other which leads to chaos, quarrels and eventually we become weak," he said when speaking at a gathering of `The Leader With The People' in Kuala Kedah, here today.

He said they spread lies saying that the Malays and the Chinese were not supporting each other and made use of the illegal group Hindraf (Hindu Rights Action Force) to ask Malaysians not to support the BN and MIC.

"The opposition parties hope that by making up these stories they can influence the people to support them when the BN is divided," Abdullah said.

Abdullah said the opposition had been making wild allegations all this while using various ways but the people still supported the BN.

"The opposition must realise why. They know, but pretend not to know although the BN had led Malaysia to become the most developed country among the developing nations in the world," he said.

Abdullah said the people realised that it was only through the BN that the political parties and minority groups in this country could work together.

"Who dares to say that his race is not developed or that they are always at the losing end ever since the BN ruled the country more than 50 years," said the Prime Minister.

"Praise be to God that we have achieved success (in many areas). So who dares to say that his community's wealth and assets have not increased over the years "But success does not come easy while the country will never be peaceful if its people are plagued by suffering and hardship.

"I have never said that we have done everything and that everything is perfect, but the situation in Malaysia has improved and the BN government will continue to implement welfare programmes."

Abdullah said if the poverty level had been 10 percent previously, it had now gone down to 5.7 percent.

"We cannot deny that this is another success. If there are no more hardcore poor people and everything is alright, then we don't need the programme to eradicate poverty by 2010."

He stressed that the poverty-eradication programme covered all races in both rural and urban areas.

The government would continue with this programme for as long as there were poor people because human beings could turn agnostic due to abject poverty, he said.

-- BERNAMA


BULLSHIT!

What success? Something like these, depicted in the poster by Mob1900?

Disturbing New Photos From Abu Ghraib

VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. As an expert witness in the defense of an Abu Ghraib guard who was court-martialed, psychologist Philip Zimbardo had access to many of the images of abuse that were taken by the guards themselves. For a presentation at the TED conference in Monterey, California, Zimbardo assembled some of these pictures into a short video. Wired.com obtained the video(http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/02/ted_zimbardo )from Zimbardo's talk, and is publishing some of the stills from that video here. Many of the images are explicit and gruesome, depicting nudity, degradation, simulated sex acts and guards posing with decaying corpses. Viewer discretion is advised.





























And Americans kept wondering why they're hated so much


Fucking assholes

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Turkey is stepping outside the old Islam in search of real Islam in the 21st century

Some people say that Islam cannot reform, nor does it need Reformation. They were wrong.....


Turkey in radical revision of Islamic texts
By Robert Pigott
Religious affairs correspondent, BBC News

Turkey is preparing to publish a document that represents a revolutionary reinterpretation of Islam - and a controversial and radical modernisation of the religion.

The country's powerful Department of Religious Affairs has commissioned a team of theologians at Ankara University to carry out a fundamental revision of the Hadith, the second most sacred text in Islam after the Koran.

The Hadith is a collection of thousands of sayings reputed to come from the Prophet Muhammad.

As such, it is the principal guide for Muslims in interpreting the Koran and the source of the vast majority of Islamic law, or Sharia.


This is kind of akin to the Christian Reformation. Not exactly the same, but... it's changing the theological foundations of [the] religion
Fadi Hakura,
Turkey expert, Chatham House

Islam series: Modern roles

But the Turkish state has come to see the Hadith as having an often negative influence on a society it is in a hurry to modernise, and believes it responsible for obscuring the original values of Islam.

It says that a significant number of the sayings were never uttered by Muhammad, and even some that were need now to be reinterpreted.

'Reformation'


Commentators say the very theology of Islam is being reinterpreted in order to effect a radical renewal of the religion.

Its supporters say the spirit of logic and reason inherent in Islam at its foundation 1,400 years ago are being rediscovered. Some believe it could represent the beginning of a reformation in the religion.


Some messages ban women from travelling without their husband's permission... But this isn't a religious ban. It came about because it simply wasn't safe for a woman to travel alone

Prof Mehmet Gormez,
Hadith expert,
Department of Religious Affairs


Turkish officials have been reticent about the revision of the Hadith until now, aware of the controversy it is likely to cause among traditionalist Muslims, but they have spoken to the BBC about the project, and their ambitious aims for it.

The forensic examination of the Hadiths has taken place in Ankara University's School of Theology.

An adviser to the project, Felix Koerner, says some of the sayings - also known individually as "hadiths" - can be shown to have been invented hundreds of years after the Prophet Muhammad died, to serve the purposes of contemporary society.

"Unfortunately you can even justify through alleged hadiths, the Muslim - or pseudo-Muslim - practice of female genital mutilation," he says.

"You can find messages which say 'that is what the Prophet ordered us to do'. But you can show historically how they came into being, as influences from other cultures, that were then projected onto Islamic tradition."

The argument is that Islamic tradition has been gradually hijacked by various - often conservative - cultures, seeking to use the religion for various forms of social control.

Leaders of the Hadith project say successive generations have embellished the text, attributing their political aims to the Prophet Muhammad himself.

Revolutionary


Turkey is intent on sweeping away that "cultural baggage" and returning to a form of Islam it claims accords with its original values and those of the Prophet.

But this is where the revolutionary nature of the work becomes apparent. Even some sayings accepted as being genuinely spoken by Muhammad have been altered and reinterpreted.

Prof Mehmet Gormez, a senior official in the Department of Religious Affairs and an expert on the Hadith, gives a telling example.

"There are some messages that ban women from travelling for three days or more without their husband's permission and they are genuine.

"But this isn't a religious ban. It came about because in the Prophet's time it simply wasn't safe for a woman to travel alone like that. But as time has passed, people have made permanent what was only supposed to be a temporary ban for safety reasons."

The project justifies such bold interference in the 1,400-year-old content of the Hadith by rigorous academic research.

Prof Gormez points out that in another speech, the Prophet said "he longed for the day when a woman might travel long distances alone".

So, he argues, it is clear what the Prophet's goal was.

Original spirit

Yet, until now, the ban has remained in the text, and helps to restrict the free movement of some Muslim women to this day.

There's also violence against women within families, including sexual harassment... This does not exist in Islam... we have to explain that to them
Hulya Koc, a "vaize"

As part of its aggressive programme of renewal, Turkey has given theological training to 450 women, and appointed them as senior imams called "vaizes".

They have been given the task of explaining the original spirit of Islam to remote communities in Turkey's vast interior.

One of the women, Hulya Koc, looked out over a sea of headscarves at a town meeting in central Turkey and told the women of the equality, justice and human rights guaranteed by an accurate interpretation of the Koran - one guided and confirmed by the revised Hadith.

She says that, at the moment, Islam is being widely used to justify the violent suppression of women.

"There are honour killings," she explains.

"We hear that some women are being killed when they marry the wrong person or run away with someone they love.

"There's also violence against women within families, including sexual harassment by uncles and others. This does not exist in Islam... we have to explain that to them."

'New Islam'

According to Fadi Hakura, an expert on Turkey from Chatham House in London, Turkey is doing nothing less than recreating Islam - changing it from a religion whose rules must be obeyed, to one designed to serve the needs of people in a modern secular democracy.

He says that to achieve it, the state is fashioning a new Islam.

"This is kind of akin to the Christian Reformation," he says.

"Not exactly the same, but if you think, it's changing the theological foundations of [the] religion. "

Fadi Hakura believes that until now secularist Turkey has been intent on creating a new politics for Islam.

Now, he says, "they are trying to fashion a new Islam."

Significantly, the "Ankara School" of theologians working on the new Hadith have been using Western critical techniques and philosophy.

They have also taken an even bolder step - rejecting a long-established rule of Muslim scholars that later (and often more conservative) texts override earlier ones.

"You have to see them as a whole," says Fadi Hakura.

"You can't say, for example, that the verses of violence override the verses of peace. This is used a lot in the Middle East, this kind of ideology.

"I cannot impress enough how fundamental [this change] is."


Alhamdullilah, this is the best news of my life from the Islamic World. I admire Turkish people for taking this initiative. Islam is the most progressive religion and brought the greatest revolution in the history of mankind. But like christianity and Judaism, Islam too was transormed to its current form by Mullahs, dictators and others with business interests. I am confident that once again Islam will become a source of peace, propserity and progress for the whole mankind. Allahuakbar and Long live progressive Islam

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Can PAS and realist politics mix?


PAS’s New Realist Politics?

By Farish A. Noor

THAT the leadership of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has now come out to endorse the People’s Declaration – an initiative by Malaysia’s civil society calling for the reaffirmation of the people’s fundamental political rights – is indicative of the success of the behind-the-scenes lobbying in the lead up to nomination day, and of the cobbling together of a loose opposition coalition for Malaysia’s 12th general election. Even more telling is the fact that PAS has also sidelined some of its more contentious demands for an Islamic state, a factor that has always served to turn non-Muslim voters away from the party.


These developments, recent as they are, nonetheless point to what may be the new realist politics of PAS today. While the party remains under the tutelage and leadership of the ulama who dominate its executive council and council of ulama, the party’s second and third-rung leadership is cognisant of the fact that if PAS ever wants to be seen seriously as a Malaysian party with a national appeal, it has to take into account the demands, needs and sensitivities of non-Muslims in the country.



The latest moves to secure its place in the opposition line-up, and to present itself as a credible alternative, therefore reflects the party’s awareness of the simple fact that the Malaysian public has developed and matured over the past five decades, and that Malaysian society is far more complex and heterodox today than it ever was.

PAS’s evolution
We should not be too surprised by PAS’s changes though for despite the political rhetoric, the party has experienced many important changes in its ideological orientation.

During the time of Dr. Burhanuddin al-Helmy’s leadership (1956-1970), PAS was widely seen as a progressive Islamist party that was committed to the ideal of an Islamic state but at the same time, very much dedicated to the causes of anti-colonialism and anti-imperialism. This was the time when PAS tacitly supported the workers’ movements and trade unions of Malaysia, aligned itself with progressive forces among all ethnic and religious groups, and was even suspected of being a “Leftist-Islamist” party.

During the 1970s, PAS was under the leadership of Asri Muda who took it towards a completely different direction by injecting the party’s official discourse with notions of Malay ethno-nationalism. The party under Asri Muda’s leadership raised concerns about the plight of the Malays of Patani, and strove to be the champion of the Malay language and culture, thereby overturning Burhanuddin al-Helmy’s progressive legacy. It was also during this time that PAS reached its nadir in politics by joining the Barisan Nasional – a move that backfired on Asri Muda as it robbed him of his credibility and power in the long run.

The PAS we know today is the PAS that was rescued from the ashes of defeat by the ulama in the early 1980s. Men like Ustaz Nik Aziz Nik Mat and Ustaz Hadi Awang – then led by the fiery Ustaz Yusof Rawa, the first Murshid’ul Am (spiritual leader) of PAS – were inspired by the Iranian revolution and were determined to create an Islamic state in Malaysia. But the tumultuous years of the 1980s and early 1990s also witnessed something that PAS’s leaders did not anticipate: the emergence of a more complex and plural Malaysian society.

For decades, PAS operated on the simple principle of the three P’s: Padi, Pondok, PAS (translated to mean padi fields, pondok schools, and PAS to reflect the party’s former image as rural-based). PAS was seen, and saw itself, as the party of the poor agrarian Muslims of the north. But today, Malaysian society is so complex as to defy such stereotyping. The Hindraf phenomenon, for instance, demonstrates that the Malaysian-Indian community is far more diverse and complex than what MIC leaders may wish to see them for. Likewise the urbanisation of Malay-Muslim society has given rise to all manner of new Malay constituencies and alternative sub-cultural groupings, ranging from the well-heeled urbanite cosmopolitan middle classes to the Mat Rempit underclasses and a host of other subaltern groupings.

PAS must realise that its commitment to the People’s Declaration, and its decision not to press ahead with its Islamic state demands has to be for the long-term; and not simply a matter of political gimmickry and strategising. The Malaysian public has grown weary of the political manoeuvrings of all political parties in this country; where leaders who brandish the keris one day will turn around and declare their love for other races the next. Likewise, PAS should not embrace the People’s Declaration simply for the sake of gaining points for this electoral race, only to revert back after the elections to its past, six years ago, when its leaders openly declared support for the Taliban.

For the sake of all Malaysians who are about to place their trust in the political parties in two weeks time, and for the sake of PAS’s own conscience and credibility, PAS which has endorsed the People’s Declaration must stick to the values of that document in the years and decades to come – regardless of the outcome of the elections and PAS’s fortunes thereafter. Empty slogans like “Islam is the solution” no longer suffice and will not convince young and restless Malaysians who long for some real structural, institutional and economic changes.

In the final analysis, this new realism reflects PAS’s own awareness that its primary vote base – the Malays – are no longer living in pondoks in the padi fields. Malaysian society has evolved, and let us hope that all the parties in this country will mirror and reflect the maturity that we have gained after so long.


PAS’s Malay base may no longer be physically living in a world of pondok and padi, but an increasingly cosmopolitan leadership does not mean that old biases and habits have been discarded. To essentialize PAS today as just a reflection of its current leaders and policies, with its relationship to the state increasingly mediated by non-Muslims, provides an incomplete picture and makes a problematic suggestion that this new direction is the only way it can be taken ’seriously’ or to be ‘credible.’ The subaltern voice here is the party’s grass roots.

The desire to win the election has brought the so-called ‘alternative’ parties closer in their working relationship but there is still a strong sentiment among rural supporters that PAS is the one, true representative for Malays — a Keadilan member is one whose politics has *not yet* reached a state of perfection.

I feel hesitant to agree with Farish that the ‘public has grown weary of the political manoeuvrings of all political parties in this country.’ PAS’s rank and file may well embrace a temporary ideological and strategic compromise in order to secure a stronger relative position within the coalition. For this reason it is crucial to listen to the discourses at both the ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ of the party to understand its future direction.

But still, Me, along with Marina Mahathir & a few other bloggers would still like to know whether PAS has also endorsed the demands of the Islamic NGOs, or whether those Islamic NGOs have endorsed PAS.

Review: Skins

"It's a basic psychological truth that the more someone appears not to want you, the more you'll go out of your way to win their attention. That's why nice girls fall for bastards, and nice boys end up following said nice girls around like lovelorn puppies, doomed to be a best friend, not a lover, until they cotton on and start acting like bastards themselves. It's the way of the world. You want what you can't have."

-Charlie Brooker, in his Screenburn review of Skins series 2



We all want a sense of reality. Here's a reality: I punched a skinny Chinese prick at school three hours ago. Now, i've been wanting to review Skins for a while, and since i'm so pissed off rite now, i'd like to make a review out of it.




Skins is a British teen drama that is not your average teen drama. Gone were the aspirational rich teens in Gossip Girl and The OC, and say goodbye to those safety first shows like One Tree Hill and Saved By the Bell, and here comes some drugs, sex, social issues and profanity. This is Skins, and you'll either love it or hate it.

Skins is set in Bristol. Not your average British setting like London or Manchester. In Skins, the characters are what you won't see in most American teen dramas. You've got the asshole badboy Tony(played by Nicholas "About a Boy" Hoult), his girlfriend Michelle, his silent sister Effy, his nerdy best friend Sid, the aneroxic Cassie who has a crush on Sid, Michelle's best friend and future clarinet player Jal, a playboy named Chris who's sleeping with his psychology teacher, non-stereotypical Muslim kid Anwar and his (ironically)gay friend Maxxie. Supporting characters include posh private school dumbo Abigail who's into Tony and making Michelle jealous, and Posh Kenneth who's basically just adds humour without any character representation whatsoever.

Now the plot of this series is simple: Tony loves Michelle. Michelle's best friend Cassie loves Sid but Sid loves Michelle. Michelle's pissed over Tony because Tony's wooing rich-bitch Abigail. Michelle's other best friend Jal wants to be a clarinet player, but her family's full of pricks. Sid's parents has troubles with eachother, and on another note Anwar is having problems because his best friend is gay. And Michelle's mum has been married two times and has recently married to Danny Dyer.
Got it?

Now, each episode deals with each one of the characters. They're all teenagers who likes to party, have sex, fuck each other's minds and well, like all of us, have problems with parents. The best character in the show is possibly Cassie, and that's because she's dreamy, easily likeable and her attitude is just...wow...She's basically what we Malaysians call "sasau".

Now, Skins season 2 is currently airing in the UK, but season 1 is available on YouTube. I have a warning for all of you who are planning to watch Skins for the first time: You'll either love or hate season 1. Just like how you'll love or hate Dr.No and the first season of MST3K. The problem with season 1 is that you'll care for either: the characters, or the partying life they had. But if you managed to survive season 1, check out season 2(the first three new episodes are now on YouTube). Season 2 is by far way better than season 1. If season 1 is a mix of Juno*, Kidulthood and Human Traffic, in season 2 they've added some beautiful touch of Larry Clark and Gus van Sant into the mix. In season 2, it's way darker, and the social issues in season 2 makes you care more about the characters than the partying. And in season 2, Tony is no longer an asshole but is now eating humble pie by the fistload. So having spent series one setting him up as a hideous bell-end, the programme now invites you to pity him. Why? Well watch the first season first because i hate spoiling shit for you.

Now, i gave Skins a 4 out of 5, and since season 2 rocks, i officially give it a 5 out of 5! And since i love all of you, i decided to post the first ever episode of Skins here! As for other episodes of season 1 & 2, go and search on YouTube all by yousrself.

*NOTE: Juno was released after Skins was aired, but i'm pretty sure that Diablo Cody was inspired by Skins in making Juno in some ways.

Skins, Season 1 Episode 1

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5(final part)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Pak Lah's New Manifesto....of Lies

"No one will be marginalised" - A(nother) Promise.


Pak Lah launched a new manifesto at 4pm.

It's too long, and i'm too lazy to read it right now, but i'm pretty sure those following manifesto will contain 95% of lies for the next 5 years.



-----------------------------------MALAYSIA 2008: LAPORAN KEMAJUAN DAN MANIFESTO SELAMAT. AMAN. MAKMUR

Saudara dan saudari sekelian.Empat tahun telah berlalu semenjak saudara dan saudari mengamanahkan Barisan Nasional dengan mandat besar untuk mentadbir negara. Dalam tempoh tersebut, kami telah bekerja secara bersungguh menunaikan segala janji dan memastikan bahawa segala keputusan yang diambil adalah adil dan bermanfaat untuk semua.

Pengurusan ekonomi yang baik dan komitmen untuk memastikan bahawa `tiada seorangpun yang akan terpinggir’ telah meletakkan Malaysia pada asas yang kukuh. Ekonomi Negara berkembang pada kadar 6.3 peratus dalam tahun 2007, pencapaian terbaik semenjak tahun 2004, defisit fiskal Negara diturunkan kepada 3.2 peratus daripada Keluaran Dalam Negara Kasar (KDNK), nilai dagangan antarabangsa melangkau tahap lebih 1 trilion ringgit, kira-kira 1.3 juta peluang pekerjaan diwujudkan, pasaran saham negara beberapa kali mencatat nilai tertinggi dalam sejarah dan lima koridor pembangunan dilancarkan. Kadar Kemiskinan berjaya kita turunkan secara ketara, jurang antara bandar dan luar bandar berjaya kita turunkan secara ketara, jurang antara bandar dan luar bandar berjaya dirapatkan, di samping dipastikan rakyat dapat menikmati kualiti hidup bermutu terutamanya bagi golongan berpendapatan rendah.Alhamdulillah, segala sasaran ini telah berjaya kita capai dalam suasana begitu mencabar, berhadapan dengan harga minyak dunia dan harga komoditi yang melambung tinggi. Benih-benih perubahan juga disemai di pelbagai bidang lain.

Misi Nasional telah diperkenalkan untuk memberi fokus kepada usaha mencapai Wawasan 2020 dan untuk kita dapat melangkah seterusnya. Pendidikan terus menjadi keutamaan dan jelas dibuktikan dengan peruntukan paling besar dalam sejarah serta meningkatkan standard. Kita juga telah mengambil langkah, memperkukuhkan institusi-institusi negara antaranya perkhidmatan awam, pasukan polis serta syarikat berkaitan Kerajaan.

Malaysia terus memainkan peranan aktif di arena antarabangsa, membina jambatan persahabatan di serata dunia. Di peringkat nasional, kita sering diperingatkan tentang pripentingnya usaha gigih, keadilan serta kebijaksanaan dalam mengukuhkan lagi perpaduan nasional dalam sebuah Negara muda seperti Malaysia. Kami bertekad untuk mematikan bahawa setiap rakyat ada tempat di bumi Malaysia ini.

Tahun lalu, kita sama-sama menyambut ulang tahun kemerdekaan Negara ke-50 dalam suasana perpaduan dan kebersatuan yang tinggi, melangkah maju ke hadapan untuk 50 tahun akan datang dan seterusnya.Adalah ketara, kemajuan telah berjaya dicatatkan dalam pelbagai aspek.

Namun, masih ada tugas yang perlu diselesaikan di dalam beberapa pekara. contohnya, usaha memerangi rasuah dan membanteras jenayah telah bermula dan mesti diteruskan. Sesungguhnya, Barisan Nasional sedia dan komited untuk meneruskan usaha ini demi mencapai matlamat kita.

Harga minyak yang terus meningkat serta beberapa isu antarabangsa lain mungkin akan menjejaskan kedudukan ekonomi tempatan.Namun, kami bersiap sedia mengambil langkah awal dan tindakan segera bagi terus memelihara kesejahteraan rakyat, walau apa jua cabaran yang mendatang.Keyakinan ini terbit dari hakikat bahawa Barisan Nasional yang saya pimpin ini telah teruji dan terbukti mentadbir negara. Kami memahami keperluan rakyat dan telah sekian lama menunaikan segala janji. Kami sedia untuk mengemudi Negara ke arah tuju seterusnya. Misi dan visi kami jelas untuk membawa Malaysia ke arah masa depan yang lebih gemilang.Kami memerlukan sokongan saudara dan saudari pada tanggal 8 Mac ini. Hasrat untuk melahirkan Malaysia yang lebih selamat, aman dan makmur hanya akan tercapai sekiranya kita sama-sama bersatu hati dan berganding bahu, demi generasi hari ini dan generasi akan datang.

- Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi
Pengerusi Barisan Nasional

EKONOMI2004-2007KEMAJUAN : MENJANA PERTUMBUHAN YANG KUKUH DAN MAPAN
Keluaran Dalam Negara Kasar (KDNK) meningkat 18% dari RM427 bilion kepada 504* bilion.Semua sektor memperlihatkan pertumbuhan termasuk kegiatan baru seperti pertanian moden, bioteknologi, ICT dan perbankan Islam. Tahun Melawat Malaysia 2007 mencapai rekod ketibaan pelancong tertinggi, berjumlah 21 juta pelancong.Perdagangan antarabangsa meningkat 26% dari RM881 bilion kepada RM1.11 trilion.Pendapatan purata isirumah bulanan meningkat dari RM3,249 kepada RM3,617.Mengekalkan kawalan harga bagi barangan keperluan asas dan membelanja RM43.4 bilion dalam bentuk subsidi (2007) untuk menangani kenaikan harga barangan.1.3 juta peluang pekerjaan baru diwujudkan.Program Transformasi GLC berjaya meningkatkan keuntungan serta memberi pulangan yang lebih tinggi kepada pemegang saham amanah dan pencarum KWSP.Lebih 204,000 IKS dibangunkan sejak tahun 2005, melibatkan pemberian pinjaman berjumlah RM107 bilion dan pelaksanaan 402 program.Melancarkan lima pelan pembangunan koridor ekonomi untuk menjana serta membawa pertumbuhan ke seluruh pelosok negara.Indeks Komposit Bursa Malaysia meningkat mengatasi paras tertinggi dalam sejarah; serta peningkatan 161% nilai permodalan pasaran dari RM460 bilion (2003) kepada RM1.2 trilion (2007).Defisit fiskal berjaya dikurangkan dari 5.0% KDNK (2003) kepada 3.2% KDNK (2007).Simpanan matawang asing meningkat 130% dari USD44 bilion kepada USD101 bilion.Penarafan Malaysia dalam Indeks Daya Saing Global WEF meningkat dari tempat ke-25 (2005) ke tempat ke-21 (2007).*Anggaran terkini.IKRARMeningkatkan produktiviti, pendapatan dan daya saing negara.Menangani kesan kenaikan harga bagi menjamin kualiti hidup rakyat yang bermutu.Memperkasa peranan sektor swasta sebagai enjin utama menjana pertumbuhan ekonomi negara.Memupuk dan membantu 1 juta syarikat dan usahawan IKS dalam masa lima tahun.Menjana lebih 2 juta peluang pekerjaan yang bermutu dalam masa lima tahun.Mengurangkan lagi defisit fiskal negara bagi membolehkan lebih banyak dana digunakan untuk tujuan pembanguan, tanpa meningkatkan cukai.Melaksanakan pelan pembanguan kelima-lima koridor ekonomi bagi menjana pertumbuhan, pelaburan serta peluang pekerjaan ke seluruh pelosok negara.

PEMBANGUNAN SEIMBANG 2004-2007 Kemajuan: Merapatkan Jurang* Mengurangkan kadar kemiskinan tegar dari 1.2 peratus kepada 0.7 peratus jumlah penduduk, dan mengurangkan kadar kemiskinan keseluruhan dari 5.7 peratus kepada 3.5 peratus.* Merapatkan jurang pendapatan antara desa dan bandar dari 1:2.11 kepada 1:1.99, melepasi sasaran bagi tahun 2010.* Meningkatkan pendapatan para petani dan pekebun kecil; sebagai contoh, pendapatan pesawah padi telah ditingkatkan 27 peratus kepada RM1,549; pendapatan pekebun kecil getah ditingkatkan 34 peratus kepada RM1,727.* Membina 178,000 rumah dan pangsapuri kos rendah.* Membuka 14 hospital baru, 22 klinik kesihatan baru, dan 64 klinik desa baru.* Meluaskan liputan bekalan elektrik kepada 74 peratus di Sabah dan 83 peratus di Sarawak.* Membina 12,190 kilometer jalan-jalan kampung.* Membina 3 lapangan terbang baru termasuk terminal penerbangan kos rendah, dan menaiktaraf 5 lapangan terbang sedia ada.IKRAR* Menghapuskan kemiskinan tegar, dan mengurangkan kadar kemiskinan keseluruhan kepada 2.8 peratus menjelang tahun 2020.* Meningkatkan pendapatan dan peluang pekerjaan bermutu di luar bandar.* Meningkatkan perkhidmatan dan kemudahan bagi isi rumah berpendapatan rendah di kawasan bandar, termasuk golongan yang telah berhijrah dari desa ke bandar.* Meningkatkan penyediaan rumah bermutu dengan harga yang mampu dibeli.* Meningkatkan akses kepada perkhidmatan kesihatan yang moden dan bermutu.* Menaiktaraf perkhidmatan pengangkutan awam di bandar dan mengurangkan kesesakan lalu lintas.* Meningkatkan pembangunan jalan di kawasan luar bandar dan lain-lain kawasan kurang membangun.* Menaiktaraf infrastruktur rel dan penerbangan.* Meningkatkan liputan bekalan elektrik bagi kawasan luar bandar di Sabah kepada 81 peratus, dan di Sarawak kepada 90 peratus, menjelang tahun 2010.* Meningkatkan liputan bekalan air bagi kawasan luar bandar di Sabah dan Sarawak kepada 70 peratus menjelang tahun 2010.* Meneruskan usaha merapatkan jurang digital dan meningkatkan penembusan perkhidmatan Internet jalur lebar (broadband) melalui Pelan Jalur Lebar Negara.* Meneruskan pelaksanaan Pelan Induk Pembangunan Kampung-Kampung Baru.* Memastikan pengagihan seimbang peluang-peluang bermutu yang dapat menjana pendapatan, pekerjaan, perniagaan, dan pendidikan ke seluruh pelosok negara. Pendekatan "Kelantan Baru, Kelantan Maju" berhasrat memastikan berlangsungnya pembangunan berkualiti dan mutu kehidupan yang lebih baik bagi penduduk di Kelantan.

PENDIDIKAN 2004-2007 KEMAJUAN: MENINGKATKAN AKSES DAN STANDARD- Melancarkan Pelan Induk Pembangunan Pendidikan 2006-2010 dan Pelan Strategik Pengajian Tinggi untuk meningkatkan mutu pendidikan.- Meluaskan liputan Skim Pinjaman Buku Teks kepada semua pelajar sekolah rendah dan menengah.-Memansuhkan yuran peperiksaan dan sekolah.-Memperuntukan RM3 bilion untuk biasiswa dan keperluan-keperluan bagi golongan pelajar dari keluarga berpendapatan rendah.-Memperuntukkan RM12 bilion untuk menaiktaraf sekolah luar bandar.-Menyediakan elaun khas untuk 12,000 orang guru dan pembantu guru yang berkhidmat di kawasan luar bandar.

-Memperuntukkan RM174 juta untuk Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (SJK) Cina berstatus bantuan penuh dan RM65 juta untuk SJK Tamil berstatus bantuan penuh di dalam Rancangan Malaysia Kesembilan (RMK-9).- Memperuntukkan RM100 juta untuk SJK Cina dan SJK Tamil berstatus bantuan modal di dalam RMK-9.

- Memastikan sekurang-kurangnya satu universiti awam atau satu kampus cawangan Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) di setiap negeri.-Menambah bilangan kolej komuniti daripada 34 buah kepada 53 buah, dan menggandakan enrolmen kepada 115,000 orang.-Menambah jumlah pemegang biasiswa Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) peringkat ijazah di universiti tempatan dari 5,000 kepada 10,000 orang setahun dan menaikkan elaun pelajar tajaan JPA di universiti luar negara.-Meningkatkan pelaburan dalam penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) sains termasuk menghantar angkasawan Malaysia yang pertama ke angkasa lepas.Ikrar- Menaikkan tahap kelayakan minimum para guru dan menyediakan lebih banyak peluang latihan.-Meneruskan usaha menjadikan Sekolah Kebangsaan sebagai sekolah pilihan; antara lain melalui usaha peluasan pengajaran bahasa Mandarin dan Tamil.- Memelihara kedudukan SJK.-Meningkatkan perpaduan nasional dengan menggalakkan interaksi di kalangan pelajar.-Menyediakan lebih banyak biasiswa di peringkat ijazah untuk pelajar yang berkelayakan dari keluarga miskin tanpa mengira kaum.-Mengenalpasti Universiti Apeks dan memberikan lebih autonomi dan sumber untuk membolehkan institusi pengajian tinggi awam mencapai tahap global.-Meningkatkan lagi pelaburan dalam bidang Sains dan Teknologi khususnya R&D di dalam negara.

UNDANG-UNDANG DAN KESELAMATAN AWAM2004-2007 KEMAJUAN: MENJADIKAN POLIS LEBIH DINAMIK
Undang-Undang dan Keselamatan AwamMenubuhkan Suruhanjaya Diraja bagi penambahbaikan operasi dan pengurusan polis, membawa kepada pelaksanaan lebih 85 peratus cadangan yang dibuat.Meningkatkan gaji anggota polis dan angkatan tentera sebanyak sembilan hingga 42 peratus.Menggandakan peruntukan pembangunan pasukan polis kepada RM3.8 bilion dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ke-9 di samping menambah peruntukan RM5 bilion melalui Inisiatif Pembiayaan Swasta (PFI) bagi tujuan memoden dan melengkapkan pasukan polis.Menambah bilangan pengambilan anggota polis, melantik semua polis yang baru mencapai usia bersara, membangunkan lebih banyak balai polis dan meluaskan penggunaan CCTV.Melancarkan usaha pengawasan dan operasi polis secara lebih intensif di Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Pulau Pinang, Lembah Kinta dan Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar.Menubuhkan suruhanjaya bebas bagi menangani kebimbangan rakyat berkenaan pemeriksaan fizikal yang dilakukan oleh polis.Meningkatkan kesedaran serta penguatkuasaan di kalangan pengguna jalan raya yang berhasil mengurangkan kecederaan dan kematian akibat kemalangan jalan raya.IKRARMengurangkan indeks jenayah negara.Menangani penyalahgunaan dadah dan lain-lain gejala sosial.Menangani isu pendatang asing tanpa izin.Menambah 60,000 anggota polis menjelang tahun 2001.Membina 150 balai dan pangkalan rondaan bagi meningkatkan kehadiran polis dalam kawasan setempat.Meningkatkan keselamatan di sekolah-sekolah, taman-taman permainan dan tempat-tempat awam.Meningkatkan usaha kepolisan dalam masyarakat melalui kerjasama dengan organisasi bukan kerajaan (NGO), sektor swasta dan masyarakat setempat.Menaiktaraf teknologi komunikasi, peralatan senjata, kenderaan, alat bantuan teknikal serta program-program latihan pasukan polis.Memberi fokus sumber dan operasi di kawasan-kawasan cenderung jenayah di serata negara.Menyusun semula persempadanan daerah polis agar lebih sepadan antara sumber polis dan keperluan keselamatan masyarakat setempat.

BARISAN NASIONAL KERAJAAN YANG PRIHATIN2004-2007: MERINGANKAN BEBAN KENAIKAN HARGA BARANG
Membelanjakan RM16.2 bilion untuk subsidi petrol, diesel dan gas serta RM18 bilion bagi mengekalkan harga rendah bekalan gas kepada industri dan penjanaan elektrik (2007).Membelanjakan RM9.2 bilion untuk pelbagai subsidi lain antaranya merangkumi baja, tol hinggalah kepada baucer tuisyen (2007).Membelanjakan RM331 juta untuk subsidi tarif elektrik pada tahun 2006 dan 2007.Mengekalkan kawalan harga barang keperluan asas.Memansuhkan yuran peperiksaan dan sekolah.Meluaskan Skim Pinjaman Buku Teks kepada semua pelajar sekolah rendah dan menengah.Mengekalkan bayaran perkhidmatan klinik kerajaan pada kadar RM1.Membina lebih banyak rumah kos rendah; mengekalkan sewa pada kadar RM100-RM300 sebulan.Mengurangkan kos membeli rumah sehingga RM2,000 dengan memotong duti setem.Menurunkan kadar cukai jalan.MENINGKATKAN PENDAPATAN BERSIHMenaikkan gaji dan elaun sara hidup (COLA) kakitangan awam, polis dan tentera yang kesemuanya berjumlah RM8 bilion.Menaikkan elaun khas sehingga RM1,500 untuk guru-guru dan pembantu guru yang berkhidmat di luar bandar berjumlah RM187 juta setahun.Dividen lebih tinggi daripada Kumpulan Simpanan Pekerja/Bank Rakyat/Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera/Permodalan Nasional Berhad hasil usaha pengukuhan Syarikat Berkaitan Kerajaan (GLC) dan ekonomi yang memberangsangkan.Pengecualian cukai bagi pembelian buku ditingkatkan dari RM700 ke RM1,000 setahun.Memberi pengecualian cukai sehingga RM4,000 untuk setiap anak yang belajar di institusi pengajian tinggi.MEMASTIKAN TIADA YANG TERPINGGIRMemperuntukan elaun bulanan sekolah untuk 1.5 juta pelajar yang layak diberi bantuan.Menaikkan kadar maksimum bantuan bulanan dari RM350 ke RM450 bagi setiap keluarga miskin.Menganugerahkan biasiswa secara automatik kepada pelajar yang mencapai keputusan cemerlang SPM daripada kalangan keluarga berpendapatan kurang dari RM1,500 sebulan untuk meneruskan pengajian di peringkat tinggi.Menggandakan elaun bulanan pelajar kurang upaya dari RM25 kepada RM50.Menaikkan elaun bulanan pekerja kurang upaya dari RM200 ke RM300.Memberi pengecualian cukai sebanyak RM5,000 untuk setiap anak kurang upaya.Menaikkan paras pengecualian cukai untuk pembayar cukai kurang upaya dari RM5,000 kepada RM6,000.Mengeluarkan tambahan bon sebanyak RM2 bilion untuk pesara.Mengeluarkan bon Merdeka sebanyak RM1.75 bilion untuk pesara.Membuat bayaran saguhati antara RM200 ke RM400 kepada 542,000 pesara.Menaikkan bantuan bulanan warga tua dari RM135 ke RM200.PERKHIDMATAN AWAM2004-2007: KEMAJUAN: Bergerak Menuju Tahap Global-Pemulangan automatik untuk lebihan bayaran cukai pendapatan; pemulangan dibayar dalam tempoh 14-30 hari kepada penyerahan cukai yang dibuat secara online.-Pasport dikeluarkan dalam masa tiga jam di cawangan-cawangan utama Jabatan Imigresen.-MyKad dikeluarkan dalam masa 24 jam di cawangan-cawangan utama Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN).-Lebih 70 peratus daripada kes-kes tertunggak diselesaikan melalui pembentukan pasukan khas ‘flying squad’.-Mengurangkan masa yang diambil untuk membayar kontraktor dan pembekal Kerajaan kepada 14 hari.-Menetapkan masa satu jam bagi pendaftaran perniagaan dan 15 minit bagi pembaharuan pendaftaran perniagaan.-Mewujudkan Pusat-Pusat Setempat di pejabat pihak berkuasa tempatan bagi mengurangkan tempoh masa kelulusan pelan bangunan.-Menggantikan Perakuan Kelayakan Menduduki (CFO) dengan Perakuan Siap dan Pematuhan (CCC) yang dikeluarkan oleh Pihak Swasta.-Mewujudkan PEMUDAH, satu pasukan petugas khas awam-swasta bagi mengurangkan kos menjalankan perniagaan di Malaysia.-Menaikkan gaji anggota perkhidmatan awam; memperkenalkan semula elaun kos sara hidup; dan memperuntukkan lebih RM6 billion untuk kuarters kerajaan.IKRAR-Mempercepatkan pelaksanaan inisiatif e-Kerajaan.-Merekayasa semua pejabat tanah dan daerah.-Mempercepatkan pengeluaran lesen dan permit.-Memperkenalkan sistem penilaian pihak berkuasa tempatan untuk mempertingkatkan prestasi.-Kenaikan pangkat, ganjaran dan penalti anggota perkhidmatan awam diasaskan kepada pencapaian sasaran prestasi kerja.-Meningkatkan kepelbagaian etnik dalam perkhidmatan awam.-Menginstitusi agensi kerajaan dengan budaya mengambil tindakan dan memberi maklum balas dalam tempoh 3-7 hari bagi semua aduan dan pertanyaan awam.

MEMBANTERAS RASUAH DAN MENINGKATKAN URUSTADBIR2004-2007: KEMAJUAN : MENCIPTA INSTITUSI KELAS PERTAMA.-Meningkatkan kesedaran awam tentang usaha memerangi rasuah yang mendorong peningkatan 25 peratus jumlah laporan yang dibuat (2003-2007).-Meningkatkan 72 peratus jumlah tangkapan kes-kes berkaitan rasuah, dari 318 (2003) kepada 546 tangkapan (2007).-Meningkatkan kadar sabitan kes-kes berkaitan rasuah dari 50 peratus (2004) kepada 74% (2007).-Menggandakan bajet operasi Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR) kepada RM154 juta, dan memperuntukkan RM372 juta bagi tujuan pembangunan di dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ke-9.-Mempertingkatkan bilangan pegawai BPR termasuk golongan pakar seperti juruaudit forensik, serta membangunkan Akademi BPR.-Melancarkan Pelan Integriti Nasional (PIN) dan menubuhkan Institut Integriti Malaysia.-Menubuhkan serta memantapkan lapan Jawatankuasa Parlimen bagi meningkatkan ‘check-and-balance’.-Meningkatkan ketelusan dan akauntabiliti dalam Laporan Tahunan Ketua Audit Negara.-Membentuk Suruhanjaya Siasatan untuk menyiasat klip video berkaitan dakwaan campur tangan dalam pelantikan hakim.IKRAR-------Meneruskan usaha memerangi rasuah tanpa gentar atau pilih kasih.-Memperkukuhkan pemantauan dan penguatkuasaan oleh BPR, Kastam Diraja Malaysia, Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri, dan Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (PBT).-Menubuhkan satu Suruhanjaya Aduan Khas bagi menangani aduan berhubung salah laku agensi penguatkuasa.-Meneruskan usaha memupuk budaya integriti dan tahap etika yang tinggi melalui Pelan Integriti Nasional.

AGAMA DAN PERPADUAN2004-2007:KEMAJUAN: MEMBINA PERSEFAHAMAN DAN MEMPERKUKUHKAN KEPERCAYAAN * Mewujudkan 10 prinsip Islam Hadhari, merupakan satu pendekatan bagi membina peradaban Islam yang progresif* Meningkatkan pendidikan agama Islam di sekolah dengan memperkenalkan program Jawi-Quran, Arab dan Fardu-Ain (J-QAF)* Mempertingkatkan kebajikan [pegawai-pegawai agama, termasuklah memperuntukan elaun RM450 bagi para imam* Mengekalkan kos bagi setiap jemaah haji walaupun dalam suasana kenaikan harga * Menjamin hak beragama bagi setiap rakyat Malaysia* Merangka garis panduan bagi memastikan penyediaan tanah simpanan untuk tempat beribadat dalam kawasan yang baru dibangunkan* Menggalakkan persefahaman antara agama melalui forum seperti Panel Penasihat Perpaduan Negara* Menggalakkan perpaduan antara kaum melalui program seperti Rancangan Integrasi Murid Untuk Perpaduan (RIMUP) dan Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PLKN)IKRAR* Membina persefahaman yang lebih baik tentang Islam di kalangan orang Islam dan bukan Islam melalui pendekatan Islam Hadhari* Meningkatkan pemahaman mengenai pelbagai budaya di kalangan masyarakat majmuk Malaysia* Meluluskan program J-QAF kepada lebih banyak sekolah* Memastikan tanah simpanan bagi tempat beribadat disediakan dalam kawasan yang baru dibangunkan, seiring dengan garis panduan yang telah dirangka* Memudah cara pembinaan, penggabungan dan penempatan semula semua tempat beribadat melalui mekanisme khusus di peringkat kerajaan negeri yang akan diselaraskan di peringkat Persekutuan bagi menjaga kepentingan semua pihak* Meningkatkan usaha dialog berkenaan isu-isu antara agama melalui Jabatan Perpaduan Negara dan Integrasi Nasional* Meningkatkan keberkesanan pelbagai program perpaduan, terutamanya di sekolah dan pusat pengajian tinggi

DASAR LUAR2004-2007: KEMAJUAN : MEMPAMERKAN KEPIMPINAN YANG TEGUH
Mempamerkan kepimpinan yang mantap dalam pertubuhan antarabangsa seperti Pergerakan Negara-negara Berkecuali (NAM) dan Pertubuhan Persidangan Islam (OIC).Menjadi tuan rumah pertama bagi Pertemuan Kemuncak Asia Timur, yang menjadi platform bagi kerjasama yang lebih erat antara ASEAN dengan China, Jepun, Korea Selatan, India, Australia, dan New Zealand.Menerokai pasaran baru dan merangsang hubungan perdagangan dan pelaburan melalui lawatan rasmi pemimpin tertinggi negara. Dagangan dengan kesemua rakan dagangan utama menunjukkan peningkatan ketara; peningkatan terbesar dengan negara China (meningkat 65%), negara-negara OIC (54%), dan ASEAN (29%).Memperkukuh suara Malaysia di arena antarabangsa dengan memperjuangkan isu ekonomi dan sosial negara-negara membangun.Membantah ketidakstabilan di peringkat antarabangsa, khususnya pencerobohan Israel ke atas Palestin.Meningkatkan peranan NAM, khususnya melalui penubuhan institut NAM bagi Memperkasa Wanita dan Jaringan Berita NAM.Menekankan peranan ekonomi OIC melalui Program Bina Upaya bagi mengurangkan kemiskinan, dan menggalakkan perdagangan dan pelaburan melalui World Islamic Economic Forum.Memainkan peranan utama dalam menggalakkan dialog antara dunia Islam dan Barat.Melaksanakan usaha berterusan bagi memupuk kerjasama, keamanan dan kestabilan ASEAN.IKRARMeneruskan peranan secara aktif, berprinsip dan berkecuali dalam hubungan antarabangsa.Meningkatkan rangkaian perdagangan dan pelaburan.Memajukan agenda ekonomi OIC melalui program-program bina upaya di negara-negara Islam yang kurang membangun.Menggalakkan kerjasama strategik antara Barat dan dunia Islam untuk memajukan agenda ekonomi di bawah Deklarasi Makkah 2005.Meneruskan usaha pembinaan persefahaman antara masyarakat Islam dan dunia Barat melalui dialog yang berterusan.Memberi sumbangan ke arah agenda membangunkan negara-negara termiskin.

BN : Lebih 50 tahun memimpin negara.Sama-samalah kita TERUS MAJU.


Yeah, yeah whatever. Just go back to bed.

PS: Congratulations to the Coen Brothers, Diablo Cody, Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard for winning the Oscars. May i one day follow the same path you guys took aswell!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Comedy Court

As much as i hate Malaysian comedy(I enjoy Douglas Lim and Jit Murad but that's it), i stumbled upon a comedy duo called COmedy Court. Led by Indi Nadarajah and Allan Pereira, these two covers many subjects considered taboo especially sex, religion, race, Bumiputera and Politics. Here's some snippets:









More COMEDY COURT VIDEOS Here!

PS: Congratulations to Javier Bardem and Tilda Swinton for winning Oscars for Best Supporting Actor & Actress!

I was so bored today that i've decided to something with the Chua Soi Lek sex tape

So yeah, i didn't get to visit Sri Cempaka Cheras for the Annual Swimming Gala, and i'm stuck here, sitting down and watch the election nominations unfold. It was boring, lacked any elements of cool and interest unlike the US Presidential nominations.

So i went back to my room with clips of Chua Soi Lek's sex tape on my Desktop i downloaded from YouTube. Therefore, i've decided to edit the clips and added some porno music to oomph the video. And the result is:



A reedited of Chua's sex tape edited into a porn film with erotic music by Alpha.

Okay, so what do you think? I don't have the full tape tehrefore i have to steal clips from YouTube videos. But still, i added porno music into it and nwo it is a real porno film. Suck on that Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Datuk Zam says "There are No Biased Media. Never!"


*The above poster was made by Mob's Crib.

Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin has dismissed opposition parties' claim of one-sided media reports and says that they too use the media as a channel to promote themselves.

This scenario proved that they had confidence in the media although at the same time they alleged that the media did not give equal opportunities and do justice to them, he said.

"What-what we can expect is that after the-the-the opposition lose, they will say the erection was run not according to democratic practices and was unfair.

"The-the-the government, meanwhile, will accept whatever decisions except those-those contrary to the-the law," he told reporters after filling up a candidate nomination form at the official residence of the Kedah Menteri Besar here today.

Zainuddin who is incumbent Member of Parliament for Merbok, will stand for the Sungai Petani seat in the March 8 general election where he is expected to face Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) candidate Johari Abdul.

Zainuddin said the people could expect the opposition to claim that the election was not run according to the true democratic principles despite having taken part in the polls because they believed in the country's democracy.

On the video footage of PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dancing and singing shown by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) recently, he said it was true and not intended to confuse the people.

Yesterday, PAS submitted a memorandum of protest to RTM and said that showing the footage on television was unfair to certain parties contesting in the general election.

"PAS is scared of the truth because the video clip shows the identity of PKR leaders is different from theirs to the extent that they now feel guilty for making friends with the PKR," Zainuddin said.

He said they protested because they were shocked with the PKR identity and had to protect the party's dignity.

"The PAS-PKR pact in the erection proves damaging. That is why they-they-they protested," he said. (Bernama)


Great way to lie to the "rakyat", Zam. Oh, and i've just read "Mahathir Di Sebalik Tabir" which you wrote back in 1990, and it sucked. Honest to blog.

Charlie Brooker once said: "I hate offended people and i love offending them. They're the very worst people on the planet. ". He's right.

Okay, i have to agree with Charlie Brooker here. People who are easily offended suck. And i'm easily quite offended too, therefore i suck aswell. During the time the Danish cartoons of Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) were released, i was so mad like fuck. I was so angry at Denmark that i went on a Hulk mode. But still, i wasn't that pissed off like my radicalised Muslim brothers in Pakistan & The Middle East who kept burning effigys and Danish flags, and gets worse when they also burn US & Israeli flags that has got nothing to do with Denmark! Thank god i was not one of them.

But let's keep that aside, and focus in the bigger picture. Last year, there was aYouTube video showing the super-hot Deanna Yusof kissing a Singaporean dude for a MediaCorp production:



Okay, that was quite romantic. I like Deanna Yusof, and i remember the first time i met her, back in '03. But the thing is, Deanna is Malay, and what's worse is not the fact that malays are kissing on screen, it's the fact that alot of Malaysiana are offended by the video:

"buat malu orang islam jer lah si deanna nih..ishhh.."

"apersal cium ngan ah beng..takde org lain nk cium ke
wakakakaka"

"sapa lahabau molot bacin ni! tu cium ngan apek jual keropok telinga babi mana tu... cium ngan aku la aku ajar cara2 cium yang betul dari A sampai A semula.."

"ala lantak dia la nak cium ke apa...tapi tak yah la tayang2. bodo betol si deanna nak mampos ni."

"beauty malay chics kisses ugly ah beng who eats pork; disgusting!"

"what a stupid malay.. malay and chinese all is stupid... you just mess up the our language.. better.. you should build up this clone site by your own..

michael.cloke[@]nottingham[.]edu[.]my"

"Dont really give a fuck for what all these so-called artists want to say to justify what they do on screen.
Hell!! They may even fuck their own parents in the name of art and i still go and watch it!!
If she is a Muslim, then it is a sin.
The only regret was the guy she kissed looked like annabelle chong's cibai!! Typical singaporean's face!!
Deanna!! Find somebody a little bit cutter and fuck him straight!!"

"fact: she's sick, tired n ashamed being muslim n malay.

so just leave her alone."

"laknat la Allah pada saper yang melanggar syariat NYA"

"laa... tak sangka betul. deanna, what happened? how could you? even if it's singaporean productions, you're still considered a malaysian, a malay..."

"so idiot act for a muslim like her...memalukan agama islam jer...Deanna Yusof..eyeww.."

"wtfff...oh man...aku dulu peminat dia...tak sangka she could do this with some...lamemoooo...ooo my god...the hell is wrong with her??...she needed money??love??oh dont tell me that...dia kan Islam..jauh dan bodohnya menjadi aethist.."

Seriously, it really pisses me off how low the standards of my fellow Malays(and Malaysians) has gone. IT'S JUST A FUCKING KISS YOU STUPID FUCKING CUNTS! What's wrong with a kiss? I mean, it's not haram to kiss in public, or in a film. It's very makruh my fellow Muslims. If it's wrong to see a Malay Muslim woman kiss in a movie, then what about Indonesians, Iranian & Moroccan films? These three countries are Islamic countries, and yet their films show Muslim women kissing Muslim men. What's the harm in that? Why aren't we seeing any Moroccans or Indonesians complaining? tell me?

We've become a laughing stock of the world. The mass media kept shoving our throats like "Malaysia is good", "the government likes all of you", "Malaysia is a wonderful place to celebrate Christmas", etc. But when someone trashes Malaysia, the government(and in some cases, the people) kept bitching. Seriously, Malaysians lacked any sense of self-criticism whatsoever(Okay, that was too harsh since we Malaysians can take a joke or two about ourselves unlike Sngaporeans, but in the case of Deanna Yusof, come on la!)If the media kept showing more of Marina Mahathir, Kenny Sia, Ahiruddin Attan and Jeff Ooi rather than Nazri, Khairy and Badawi, we would have made a good example of the world, because we know our goods and bads, our achievements and our flaws. Deanna Yusof's video would be clapped by every Malaysian including PAS and UMNO, and the response to Jeremy Clarkson's video on the Perodua Kelisa would have been "Yeah,we know it sucked but we can do better" rather than "This is not right! He is wrong! What do Westerners know about our cars ah?!"

And finally, to fellow Malaysians who frequent YouTube videos trashing Malaysians left and right, i've got a message for you: You need to get out more man!

Friday, February 22, 2008

I have to agree with this, eventhough i'm not a Malaysiakini fan.....

I'm not much of a Malaysiakini reader(due to its pro-Keadilan bias), but this article is one breath of fresh air:

Dr M must stand for elections
Ken | Feb 22, 08 3:29pm

The country is heading for it 12th general elections. What is certain is that BN will win and will do so with a two-thirds majority. The opposition will make some gains but nothing significant to halt the runaway corruption, abuse, crime, racism and fundamentalism being institutionalised by BN.

Come March 9, Abdullah Ahamd Badawi and his team will be back in power and will continue to run (down) the country as they have been doing only now more vehemently, having been given the mandate by racist, greedy, selfish, ill-informed, indifferent or terrified citizens.

The opposition, NGOs, Bar Council, Hindraf, etc can only watch and at best, protest on the streets, only to be sprayed with chemicals and tear gas. It will be back to (rotten) business as usual for BN and Malaysia from March 9.

Is there any way to at least check these dastardly developments and prevent Malaysia from reaching a state of no return (pun intended)? Yes!



Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been openly criticising Abdullah Ahmad Badawi but this is not going to make any difference. Abdullah will be back as PM and there is little the former PM can do in his current position. The only way that Mahathir can check Abdullah is for him (Mahathir) to get back into the arena.

Mahathir should stand as a candidate in the general elections and enter Parliament (his son, Mukhriz is not good enough for this purpose). If the Tun chooses not to resume the PM-ship to steer the nation back to some order (the Tun , in criticising Abdullah, appears to have realised the wrongs in the country with respects to the judiciary, police, crime, corruption, etc.), he can remain as a BN backbencher and openly check the abuses of Abdullah and his team.

While the BN ministers can ridicule the opposition in the Dewan Rakyat, they would not have the guts to openly oppose the Tun - in an open field, all of them would tuck their tails between their legs when facing the Tun. Yes, the Tun is in his 80s and has had a bypass operation.

But for the sake of the country, he needs to be back in Parliament and do what he can to check the Abdullah government's abuses. Otherwise, the Tun will just have to join us, the ordinary citizens, in watching and grumbling about the wrongs which will continue to inflict this once wonderful land of peace, harmony and prosperity.


http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/78439

I have to agree. bringing back Mahathir to the parliamentary scene will bring a more balanced UMNO. An UMNO most people had not seen yet.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A rap song by Mc Zammy (Datuk Zam)

yo yo yo,
dis is mc zammy,
da informin' ministry,
tellin my side of da story,
on last novembery,

i commend yo-yo-your
journalists tryin to project...
to exaggerate more than wot actually appened.
dat-that-that-that's it.
we is not da-the
and i-i-i congralutate your journalists
behavin dig an acta,
dat-that-that's it...

ya! i am watchin!
me is in da house!
you've bin tryin...
tryin to do it dis -
to do dis

everywhere but in malaysia
people is allowed to, yous know?
we know our constabulury ead our colleague...
constabulury ave whateva
allowed da procession to go to da istana negara,
yous know? do constabulury,
first constabulury,
dig, dey andle them, dey attack them,
dey... da constabulury don't, don't, don't fire anybody?

yous-you-you-you
is in da house wiv da idea,
yous is tryin to project, wot is your mind!
yous think dat we pakistan,
we is burma,
we is myanmar.
everythin yous-you is thinkin! we is different!
we is totally different!

ya ya we is not dig yous!
yous-you ave earlia perception,
yous come in da house,
yous dig to project us dig undemocratic turf.
dis a democratic turf!

aye, people protest!
people do-do... of course dey protest.
we is allowin them protest,
and dey ave demonstrated.
but we just tryin to disperse them,
and thun lata dey-they-they don't wanna disperse,
but lata our constabulury compromise.
dey ave comprosimed
and allowed them to proceed
to istana negara!

constabulury, our constabulury ave succeeded
in andlin them gently,

right?
why do yous report dat?
yous take da opposition,
someone from opposition party yous ask im to bang.
yous don't take from da government, aight?

Timbaland: Take it to the chorus!

Pardon? Pardon? Pardon?
Pardon? Pardon? Pardon?
Pardon? Pardon? Pardon? Pardon? Pardon? Pardon? Pardon?

I can't hear you bitch! I can't hear you bitch!

No we-we are!(I can't hear you bitch!)

We... this protest is illegal!
We don't want..this... the... NORMALLY...

it's a illegal protest
coz we ave da erection in malaysia.
it's no-no point on avin a protest!
we is allowin to every erection...
every five years neva fail!

we is not our dig, dig myanmar,
not dig udda turf.
and, and yous is elpin dis.
yous al-jazeera also is elpin dis, dis forces.
da, yous know,
these forces who is not in passion,
who don't believe in democracy!

i don't, ya, yous, al-jazeera,
dis is,
is al-jazeera attitude. aight?

Well, this is refreshing:

Malaysia's Islamic opposition drops theocracy from platform

KUALA LUMPUR (AP): Malaysia's Islamic opposition has dropped from its election platform a pledge to create a theocratic state, and is instead promising to slash the cost of living and ensure racial equality.

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, or PAS, will campaign in the March 8 general elections with the slogan "a nation of care and opportunity," party President Abdul Hadi Awang told reporters Thursday.

He said the party is promising lower fuel prices, a minimum wage, free university education and more affordable health care.

PAS, which is known to want strict Islamic rule in the country, is unlikely to win the elections given the ruling coalition's dominance.

By focusing on social issues rather than Islam, it appears to be softening its hard-line image, which has alienated not only non-Muslims but also some within the Islamic community.

"We offer equal justice to all, justice in economy opportunities and freedom of religion," Abdul Hadi said. "We promise a government that is trustworthy, just and clean which will be able to give the people a better life."

In 2004 polls, PAS called for the creation of an Islamic state with harsh laws such as amputating the limbs of thieves and stoning adulterers to death.

Asked why its Islamic agenda was not mentioned in the current party platform, Abdul Hadi said it was already understood by supporters and non-Muslims and did not need to be mentioned again specifically.

Abdul Hadi said PAS stands a "good chance" of capturing three states in state elections that will be held along with the parliamentary polls. He predicted the party will retain Kelantan, the only one of Malaysia's 13 states under opposition control, and also win neighboring Terengganu and northern Kedah.

In its election platform, PAS said national oil company Petronas should be made accountable to Parliament, rather than reporting directly to the prime minister, and that its profits should be used to benefit the people.

PAS is the biggest rival of the United Malays National Organization, the leading party in the National Front coalition, for the support of ethnic Malay Muslims, who account for about 60 percent of Malaysia's 27 million people. UMNO espouses a generally moderate form of Islam.

The National Front, which won 91 percent of the parliamentary seats in 2004 polls, is expected to easily return to power but with a reduced majority.

PAS, which held only six seats in the recently dissolvedParliament, plans to contest 65 of the 222 seats in the upcoming ballot, Abdul Hadi said. (*)


I am surprised that PAS is doing this. A good sign of modernity.

But that still won't stop the Talibans from winning their demands!

DON'T FORGET Bush and his quotes. Always remember him.





The Presidential Elections are on and the fever is rising. Will it be a black president, or a female president? What about a Vietnam veteran president? Or a bass guitarist president? Hey, they are the only four choices left since Ron Paul, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Rudy Gulliani, Fred THompson, Mitt Romney and a few more dropped out. (And ugh, Ralph Nader is also contesting as an independent, again).


But let's not forget a man. A man who led the USA to 8 years of failure, hate and stupidity. And that man is George W. Bush. For the past 8 years, he has been doing stupid things like invading Iraq, creating huge deficits in the economy, lowering down the standards of American education with "No Child Left Behind", and the ultimate blow: The USA PATRIOT ACT.

But forget that. What is way stupider is his speeches. They are way worse than a daily Parliament mess. In every conference, or events or interviewed that he has done, he has said stupid things that make us say: "Hey, apasal ni?!"

Here he is in all his floridity. 50 of his most stupid comments in increasing order of moronicness.

But Remember, real people voted for this man TWICE. These are quotes from his first term, so there is no excuse for those who re-elected him.



50. "I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here." —at the President's Economic Forum in Waco, Texas, Aug. 13, 2002

49. "We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease." —Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001

48. "You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.'' —Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

47. "We both use Colgate toothpaste." —after a reporter asked what he had in common with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Camp David, Md., Feb. 23, 2001

46. "Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a — you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004 (Watch video)

45. "I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves." —Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2003

44. "I'm the commander — see, I don't need to explain — I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being president." —as quoted in Bob Woodward's Bush at War

43. "I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport." —Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2001

42. "The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself." —Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 29, 2003

41. "I saw a poll that said the right track/wrong track in Iraq was better than here in America. It's pretty darn strong. I mean, the people see a better future." —Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2004

40. "Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualties." —discussing the Iraq war with Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson, as quoted by Robertson

39. "I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft." —presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004 (Watch video)

38. "Haven't we already given money to rich people? Why are we going to do it again?" —to economic advisers discussing a second round of tax cuts, as quoted by former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neil, Washington, D.C., Nov. 26, 2002

37. "We need an energy bill that encourages consumption." —Trenton, N.J., Sept. 23, 2002

36. "After standing on the stage, after the debates, I made it very plain, we will not have an all-volunteer army. And yet, this week — we will have an all-volunteer army!" —Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 16, 2004 (Watch video)

35. "Do you have blacks, too?" —to Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2001

34. "This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating." —as quoted by the New York Daily News, April 23, 2002

33. "I got to know Ken Lay when he was head of the — what they call the Governor's Business Council in Texas. He was a supporter of Ann Richards in my run in 1994. And she had named him the head of the Governor's Business Council. And I decided to leave him in place, just for the sake of continuity. And that's when I first got to know Ken and worked with Ken." —attempting to distance himself from his biggest political patron, Enron Chairman Ken Lay, whom he nicknamed "Kenny Boy," Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2002

32. "It is white." —after being asked by a child in Britain what the White House was like, July 19, 2001

31. "I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the joy of Hanukkah." —at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2001

30. "For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it." —Philadelphia, Penn., May 14, 2001

29. "I don't know why you're talking about Sweden. They're the neutral one. They don't have an army." —during a Dec. 2002 Oval Office meeting with Rep. Tom Lantos, as reported by the New York Times

28. "You forgot Poland." —to Sen. John Kerry during the first presidential debate, after Kerry failed to mention Poland's contributions to the Iraq war coalition, Miami, Fla., Sept. 30, 2004

27. "I'm the master of low expectations." —aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003

26. "I'm also not very analytical. You know I don't spend a lot of time thinking about myself, about why I do things." —aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003

25. "I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe — I believe what I believe is right." —Rome, Italy, July 22, 2001

24. "We need to counter the shockwave of the evildoer by having individual rate cuts accelerated and by thinking about tax rebates." —Washington, D.C. Oct. 4, 2001

23. "People say, how can I help on this war against terror? How can I fight evil? You can do so by mentoring a child; by going into a shut-in's house and say I love you." —Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2002

22. "I wish you'd have given me this written question ahead of time so I could plan for it…I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with answer, but it hadn't yet….I don't want to sound like I have made no mistakes. I'm confident I have. I just haven't — you just put me under the spot here, and maybe I'm not as quick on my feet as I should be in coming up with one." —President George W. Bush, after being asked to name the biggest mistake he had made, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2004

21. "The really rich people figure out how to dodge taxes anyway." —explaining why high taxes on the rich are a failed strategy, Annandale, Va., Aug. 9, 2004

20. "My plan reduces the national debt, and fast. So fast, in fact, that economists worry that we're going to run out of debt to retire." —radio address, Feb. 24, 2001

19. "You know, when I was one time campaigning in Chicago, a reporter said, 'Would you ever have a deficit?' I said, 'I can't imagine it, but there would be one if we had a war, or a national emergency, or a recession.' Never did I dream we'd get the trifecta." —Houston, Texas, June 14, 2002 (There is no evidence Bush ever made any such statement, despite recounting the trifecta line repeatedly in 2002. A search by the Washington Post revealed that the three caveats were brought up before the 2000 campaign — by Al Gore.)

18. "See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction." —Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2003

17. "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." —State of the Union Address, Jan. 28, 2003, making a claim that administration officials knew at the time to be false

16. "In Iraq, no doubt about it, it's tough. It's hard work. It's incredibly hard." —repeating the phrases "hard work," "working hard," "hard choices," and other "hard"-based verbiage 22 times in his first debate with Sen. John Kerry

15. "The most important thing is for us to find Osama bin Laden. It is our number one priority and we will not rest until we find him." —Washington, D.C., Sept. 13, 2001

14. "I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." —Washington, D.C., March 13, 2002

13. "But all in all, it's been a fabulous year for Laura and me." —summing up his first year in office, three months after the 9/11 attacks, Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001

12. "I try to go for longer runs, but it's tough around here at the White House on the outdoor track. It's sad that I can't run longer. It's one of the saddest things about the presidency." —interview with "Runners World," Aug. 2002

11. "Can we win? I don't think you can win it." —after being asked whether the war on terror was winnable, "Today" show interview, Aug. 30, 2004

10. "I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace." —Washington, D.C. June 18, 2002

9. "I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldn't do my job." —to a group of Amish he met with privately, July 9, 2004

8. "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." —speaking underneath a "Mission Accomplished" banner aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1, 2003

7. “We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories … And we'll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them." —Washington, D.C., May 30, 2003

6. "Those weapons of mass destruction have got to be somewhere!" —President George W. Bush, joking about his administration's failure to find WMDs in Iraq as he narrated a comic slideshow during the Radio & TV Correspondents' Association dinner, Washington, D.C., March 24, 2004

5. "If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." —Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000

4. "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002 (Watch video)

3. "Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB-GYNs aren't able to practice their love with women all across this country." —Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004 (Watch video)

2. "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." —Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004 (Watch video)

1. "My answer is bring them on." —on Iraqi insurgents attacking U.S. forces, Washington, D.C., July 3, 2003

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Defaced Cock.....err i mean Kok




Special thanks to RockyBru for this.

Calling internet freedom as "culturally inappropriate" makes you a dumbass


Bashing Govt In Blogs Not Malaysian Culture - Rais

KUALA LUMPUR Feb 19 (Bernama) -- Bloggers should evaluate themselves before indulging in an unhealthy culture of bashing others, (Everyone's a critic you shithead) including government leaders, through their blogsites, Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said.

He said although government bashing in the blogsites was among the challenges faced by the Barisan Nasional (BN) in facing the general election, it was not the nature of BN leaders to resort to using blogsites to attack others in their campaigns to win the elections. (Yeah because BN is now filled with old farts and youthgoat pussies who endorses Mat Rempits rather than Bloggers like us)


"They (bloggers) condemn the prime minister, ministers and other members of the administration but not themselves.
As the Malay adage goes, it's pointing the forefinger to the front and thumb to your chest. (I always criticise myself Rais! As a Melbourne shuffler myself, i'm not really good and i'm not the best compared to Zaqir, or Megat or Shaheila, but atleast i'm better than the Dutch).

"I am saying that you should look at your own heart to see if it is clean. If it is not, then don't bash others in your blogs," he said after launching a book and compact disc, "Aku Dia dan Lagu-Lagu Nostalgia", by Yusnor Ef at Aswara (National Arts, Culture and Heritage Academy) here today. (Look, this is a democracy. People have the right to bash other people. Oh, and Yusnor Ef sucks ass)

"Nowadays, not only the bloggers are having a mental block (disturbed) but the PAS' spiritual leader's mind too is blocked (unstable) when he equated Umno members to orang utan. (Woah, so you're saying that we are mentally unstable, and yet we don't have the right to criticise you? And what's worse is that you're comparing us to those theocratic pricks from PAS. Nice logic you douchebag.).

"The bloggers are getting bolder, but I see it this way -- the general election is the season for condemning or "killing" others with words but this is not BN culture. I suggest that they attend courses on good manners as good manners is Malaysian culture." (We do have good manners. In public, we show respect to our parents, our neighbours and go the mosque and pray, but in blogs we're here to show our escapism and truth from our own eyes. Respect and manners do not mix well with the internet my friend.)


-- BERNAMA

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Here's a logic: If bloggers are culturally inappropriate, then freedom of speech, democracy and the internet are also culturally inappropriate. What is culturally appropriate?

When a person is angry, they will say horrible things and words like bakul, mangkok, monyet are quite common. More common are the four letter words and really foul language ... you guys know what I mean.

It is simple way of expressing anger without resorting to physical attacks. Don't take it to heart, we grow up calling names at people and many of us have also been called many different names. Just behave better and maybe Tok Nik would stop calling UMNO orang utan.

Just be thankful he did not use more harsh words which is more commonly used by many Malaysians including Minister Rais.

Also, blogging is good, we are able to express our views that could not be aired in any other ways. Whether it is the truth or allegations, it will be sorted out in due time. Also, don't worry, the truth will prevail. We have seen it happening over and over again.

PS: I know i've stolen those last pieces from an anonymous comment in Marina Mahathir's blog. Well, bite me then.

Monday, February 18, 2008

I smell a conspiracy here......

Fear comes to my mind when Tun Mahathir's son, Mukhriz made a unilateral statement about him contesting Langkawi.

Langkawi in a fix, says Rockybru. It seems that someone's plotting an Oswald and Wilkes Booth on Mukhriz. Someone from Langkawi UMNO is trying to shutup Mukhriz, and i'm smelling a huge conspiracy here. The statement made by Langkawi Umno secretary Mohd Saiful Mustaffa that the division does not want "outsiders" to contest is not true, according to a blogger named "Big Dog".
Mohd Saiful claimed that 85 out of 91 branches in Langkawi have said NO to Mukhriz contesting in Langkawi.

Big Dog says ONLY 24 branches signed the petition drawn up by Saiful to deny Mahathir's youngest son a change to represent the island that was put on the world's tourism map by the former PM.

Khairy, we know you're involved in this.........

Sunday, February 17, 2008

What's worse than an asshole PM with his face on a poster? An asshole politician with his face on a bigger poster




"I am not a public servant,
I am a public servant doing my best against the odds,
As I develop and serve, be patient,
God is not finished with me yet."
- Jesse Jackson.

And the poster war hasn't even started yet. I see this billboard everyday after paying RM1.60 at the LDP toll. It's the biggest politician poster I've seen. After this one here, of course.

Picture courtesy of Rockybru and Pasqualensa, who asks Who is this guy Loh Seng Kok and why is he quoting Rev Jesse Jackson?

What i've learned about Loh Seng Kok is that he's one of the few BN members who dare to question UMNo Youth's behaviour 2 years ago in parliament. UMNO Youth members went to his operations center and threatened him to silence. I called him an asshole because he is no longer outspoken like he was before.

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