Thursday, April 17, 2008

Malays are under threat from who?

By Dr Azmi Sharom, posted in NST site.

AND so it begins. Race-based rhetoric has raised its ugly little head in response to a democratic process. Over 49% of the people of Malaysia have voted for parties that have rejected race-based affirmative action in favour of a needs-based platform.

It did not take very long for voices, both common and royal, to rise up in a shrill warning cry that the Malays are now “under threat”.

“Under threat” from what, may I ask? Let’s take a bit of time to look at this so-called “threat”.

The head of government is Malay; the head of rulers council is a Malay sultan; the head of Armed Forces is Malay; the head of police is Malay; the head of Finance Ministry is Malay; the head of Home Ministry is Malay; the head of Education Ministry is Malay; and the list goes on. What threat is that??

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Free Trade=Fairness? Protectionism=Cronyism?

What Tun Mahathir did in 1997 economic crisis has been technically copied by the US now in the latter's attempt to 'save & revitalize' its economy.

In 1998, the former was criticized from all four corners for the counter measures taken with strong words in both economic and political overtones. Currently, what do people say about US' initiatives in which the USD is devalued, interest rates brought low and extra liquidity pumped into the industries?

Do you anything similar in these two scenarios? Or indeed you saw a very different context altogether?

Visit the site below for some very thought-provoking comments:

Friday, April 4, 2008

Islamization of our land

See how UMNO-backed BN government has played or rather not playing a role towards the islamization of Malaysia. PAS is not involved in moving towards this legal efforts at all! So who intends to set up an Islamic State?? I believe BN would still say it is PAS!

See alternative view at -

Source: thestar online

PETALING JAYA (April 4, 2008): It is unconstitutional to punish non-Muslims for committing khalwat (close proximity) as there is no provision in law for it.

Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism president Datuk A. Vaithilingam said yesterday that Article 121(A) of the Constitution allowed for separation between the Civil and Syariah courts.

“Khalwat is not recognised (as an offence) under civil law.

“It is not wrong for non-Muslims. Syariah law is only applicable to Muslims,” he said yesterday.

He was commenting on a proposal made during a seminar on Syariah Law review for non-Muslims who commit khalwat with Muslims to also be held liable.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Could this be real in Sulawesi?

Check out this 8-year old preacher-

How Many Universities Do You Want?

Why can’t we build more universities? We spent RM100 million to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Merdeka last August. That is one university complete with equipment, fittings, libraries, and whatnot. We spend RM300 million a year on the Terengganu Monsoon Cup. That would be another three universities a year.

[And see how this issue is closely linked to NEP by clicking the title header above]

Raja Petra

The Formation of Pakatan Rakyat - DAP, PAS, PKR

Source: Personal Blog of Anwar Ibrahim

The leaders of KeADILan, DAP and PAS met today in furtherance of the meeting held on the 18th of March 2008.

Today’s meeting was attended by, among others, Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, YB Lim Kit Siang, YB Dato’ Seri Tuan Guru Haji Abdul Hadi Awang and YB Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

In today’s meeting, we have proposed to consolidate the cooperation between the three parties under the name “PAKATAN RAKYAT.” This name has been proposed pending confirmation by the respective parties.

Pakatan Rakyat pledges to uphold the rights and interests of all Malaysians, regardless of religion or race, as enshrined in the Constitution.

With the results of the recent elections, the state governments of Kelantan, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perak and Selangor will be known as Pakatan Rakyat state governments. The policies of these governments will be conducted in accordance with the policies of Pakatan Rakyat.

To further mutual understanding regarding such policies, a convention of all Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives of Parliament and State Assemblies will be held the 27th of April, 2008.