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I have high opinion of Raja Petra Kamarudin aka RPK also called lovingly Pet. See here below what RPK has to say about the NEP BABIES, many having PhDs (Permanent Head Damage and not a doctorate of philosophy), but cannot think critically and logically and worst cannot engage with a person who speaks in English and worst still cannot write a sentence in English without an error. This is the net result of UMNO/BN “Education Policies” which they experimented on the Rakyat over the years. Expensive price we are paying now, so much so, we are even losing out to Indonesia and Thailand and even Cambodia now. We’re strengthening our competitors, we’re weakening ourselves because of all the stupid policies by our UMNO BRAINS. Why do we suffer from this syndrome? Simple, its because we have substituted logic and reason with our coloured perceptions, misguided assumptions, unreasonable emotions, personal biases and political correctness. I say it again, our education system has failed to teach us how to think critically right from our formative years. Our intensive focus on the importance of “QUOTA” has been at the expense of critical thinking skills. For too long, education policy has been the property of UMNO. It is time for us to reclaim this territory.

Hear this part it so funny, but very true what RPK says “Talk to some of the PhD graduates and see what I mean. In our days, in the 1960s, a form five or MCE student was of a higher standard than some of today’s PhD graduates. Some of the so-called Doctors and Professors sound so stupid I sometimes wonder whether they got their degree from the back of a Cornflakes box.”

See here what the man has to say…

Raja Petra Kamarudin

Bernama has declared the Internet as Malaysia’s political battlefield (you can read the article below). Finally, the government has awoken to this reality. It has taken the government sixteen years to realise what I had pointed out way back in 1995.

My first website in 1995 was called ‘Raja Petra’s Homepage’. In this website I published my articles, many of them uncomplimentary to the government and Anwar Ibrahim — who was then the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

One article that was published in both Harakah and on my website was about the possibility of Anwar Ibrahim being killed off by Dr Mahathir Mohamad. And I wrote this a couple of years before it actually happened in 1998.

I gave my reasons as to why I said that. Basically, it was because of the people surrounding him (hmm…come to think of it, this has not changed much). I explained that the people surrounding Anwar were getting impatient and they wanted him to take over as Prime Minister immediately.

The problem with this, though, is that Dr Mahathir was still Prime Minister and to do that Anwar would have to oust the old man.

Knowing Dr Mahathir, if you go for his jugular he would turn the hunter into the hunted and hang you upside down by your balls. And, true enough, a couple of years later when Anwar made his move, Dr Mahathir finished him off.

That, amongst the many articles I wrote, was what I said 15 years or so ago back in the days when Anwar was still part of the system and touted as Dr Mahathir’s anointed successor.

Two weeks after I launched Malaysia Today in 2004, the BBC interviewed me about my future plans — seeing that Anwar is now free from jail and he would no longer need a Director of the Free Anwar Campaign. This was on 2nd September 2004, the day Anwar was released from jail.

I told the BCC that it took six long years to free Anwar from jail. And in the fight to free Anwar we launched the Free Anwar Campaign and a website called to conduct an Internet campaign. Now that Anwar is free, I told the BBC, we are launching a Free Malaysia Campaign, which may take longer than six years to see results.

And that is what Malaysia Today is all about, a Free Malaysia Campaign.

“What is the Free Malaysia Campaign?” the BBC asked. My response to that was the Free Malaysia Campaign is a campaign to teach Malaysians how to think, teach Malaysians not to accept just any crap from the government, teach Malaysians to oppose, teach Malaysians to dissent, teach Malaysians to question, and much more.

And we will use Malaysia Today as the platform to teach Malaysians all this, I told the BBC.

In 2007, the government said that the Internet is not a threat. People use the Internet for entertainment and to purchase cheap airline tickets, said the Minister of Information.

After the 2008 general election, the government admitted that they had underestimated the power of the Internet. They also announced that anyone who wants to contest the next election must first have their own website or Blog. If you are not Internet-savvy you will not get selected to contest the elections.

Just to digress a bit, Pakatan Rakyat has been the state government for more than three years and the next general election will soon be upon us. However, Selangor is yet to complete its state-wide free wireless Internet project.

Penang has made better progress although there are still some parts of the state where the free wireless Internet is still unavailable. But at least Penang is far ahead of Selangor. In view of the pervasive influence of the Internet, why is the Selangor government yet to show results in its state-wide free wireless Internet project? Are there moles from within who are deliberately sabotaging the project so that the state can go back to UMNO?

I am worried that Pakatan Rakyat Selangor may face a tough election so we need every little bit of help we can get. And the Internet would be the best and most powerful weapon we can use. Even Umno admits this. So why are we still sleeping?

Let’s be clear about one thing. Selangor is the jewel in the crown. And if Selangor falls into Umno’s hands you are NEVER going to get it back again. NEVER! So you better protect Selangor. And one way would be to exploit the Internet to the fullest.

Anyway, I must admit that there are some good pro-government or pro-Umno sites. Some of those postings are even published here in Malaysia Today. But the majority of pro-government or pro-Umno sites are pure crap. All they do is spit and curse (ludah dan maki-hamun).

I myself am the target of much of this spitting and cursing. They don’t know how to respond to what we say so they respond by cursing. That is the best and only thing they can do.

That is the problem the government faces. While we in the opposition are doing this for the love of the cause, those government-employed ‘Bloggers’ are doing it for money. They are being paid to counter what the opposition Bloggers are saying.

Many opposition Bloggers are very intelligent, highly educated, well-read, articulate, and so on. The government-paid Bloggers, however, are mostly unemployed people.

These people may have gone to school, maybe even to university. But they are not good enough to get a job. No one will employ them even as dogcatchers. So the government employs these unemployed and unemployable people as Umno Cyber Troopers.

And that is why they lack class and quality. You can see from their postings that many of them are Malays. And this makes sense because Malay graduates face a problem of getting employment — mainly because of the poor quality education they have received.

Talk to some of the PhD graduates and see what I mean. In our days, in the 1960s, a form five or MCE student was of a higher standard than some of today’s PhD graduates. Some of the so-called Doctors and Professors sound so stupid I sometimes wonder whether they got their degree from the back of a Cornflakes box.

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This is our Rosmah Mansor’s RM24.4 million DIAMOND RING! Don’t ask me where she got the RM24,400,000 to pay for the Diamond ring? Got to ask Jibby that! Malaysia Serba Boleh!


Note : ROSMAH MANSOR’s Diamond Ring is actually US$24.4 MILLION and not Ringgit Malaysia. The Custom Declaration does say the exchange rate is US$1 to MR3.0573, and therefore, the actual value of the DIAMOND RING in Ringgit Malaysia is RM74,776,663.26. Yes RM74.8 MILLION. Sorry for the error.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak,

The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) was most disappointed to read that you have completely abrogated your responsibilities with regards to those who have been arrested or detained in connection with BERSIH 2.0, saying that you will leave it to the police to decide on their release. You also said that it was up to the police whether the arrests of people wearing BERSIH T-shirts or displaying BERSIH paraphernalia would continue.

In light of the intercession of DYMM Yang di Pertuan Agong and the subsequent concessions made by the BERSIH 2.0 steering committee, your non-committal position is weak, indecisive and most ungracious.

Over the last two weeks, we and all the Rakyat have witnessed our elected government, in particular the Ministry of Home Affairs, and Polis di Raja Malaysia, trample on our civil liberties in a bid to crush the BERSIH 2.0 spirit.

PDRM have arrested people on the most spurious charges, like wearing yellow clothing or having T-shirts bearing pictures of old CPM members. They have floated the idea that Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) is waging war against the Agong by plotting to revive communism. They have attempted to link BERSIH 2.0 movement to this allegation.

The Deputy Prime Minister accused “major powers” of supporting BERSIH 2.0. Disregarding the clearly worded demands of the movement’s planned “Walk for Democracy”, the Home Minister declared the movement illegal claiming that it was inciting people to create an atmosphere of unrest.

The upshot of the relentless spinning by your administration and PDRM is the arrest of more than 200 people, including opposition politicians and activists, in connection with the BERSIH 2.0 rally, and that number appears to be growing by the hour.

Of greatest concern is the detention of six members of PSM under the Emergency Ordinance (EO), including Sungai Siput MP Michael Jeyakumar Devaraj, PSM deputy chairperson M Saraswathy, central committee members Choo Chon Kai and M Sukumaran, Sungai Siput branch secretary A Letchumanan, and PSM Youth leader Sarat Babu.

We were very disturbed to hear reports that the detainees, in particular, the PSM members, had been ill-treated while in custody and deprived of their right to legal representation.

Datuk Seri Najib, these actions by members of your Cabinet as well as the PDRM are completely unacceptable and have tarnished your administration not just in the eyes of the Rakyat but also the international community.

The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement urges you to step up as the head of the elected government and do your part in restoring good sense and civility to your administration. Show the Rakyat that you, your cabinet and PDRM respect the Federal Constitution and the laws of the country which emanate from it. Release all the detainees unconditionally and drop all unfounded charges against them. Stop the harassment of BERSIH 2.0 and its supporters.

Understand that BERSIH 2.0 is a civil society initiative and that it has the support of the majority of Malaysians who desire nothing more than clean and fair elections. Opposing BERSIH 2.0 sends the message that you are against the most fundamental democratic principles that underpin the formation of our beloved nation.



PRESS RELEASE- Bersih 2.0 Global Solidarity Network

The events unfolding in Malaysia in the lead up to a rally calling for electoral reform on 9 July 2011, by Bersih 2.0, a civil society coalition, have jarred a nerve with many Malaysians living abroad.

In the wake of the government crackdown, over the last week, of the legitimate rights of the Malaysian people to peacefully demonstrate, a Bersih 2.0 Global Solidarity Network has sprung up with co-ordinated action and support developing in Australia, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Austria and United States to date.

Global solidarity walks and demonstrations have been planned on the 9th of July 2011 in London, Taiwan, Sydney, Melbourne, Cranberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Washington in the pursuit of clean and fair elections in Malaysia.

Since the 24th of June 2011, more than 100 activists have been arrested or questioned by police for their role and participation in activities related to the mass rally calling for electoral reform on the 9th of July 2011. Most recently, on the 2nd of July 2011, six people arrested on the 25th of June 2011 in Penang were re-arrested under the Emergency Ordinance a law which allows for indefinite detention without trial.

We believe the incidents above are clearly politically motivated and are aimed at intimidating the Bersih 2.0 organisers, political activists and the wider public from going ahead with the planned rally on the 9th of July. This crackdown shows an utter disregard for freedom of peaceful expression and assembly, a right which is guaranteed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and under Article 10 of the Malaysian Constitution. We believe by continuing these scare tactics, the Malaysian government is seriously damaging the country’s reputation abroad.

There remains a growing concern that the government and associated right wing groups such as PERKASA and PERKIDA might attempt to orchestrate violence at the peaceful rally and use it as an opportunity to arrest many human rights activists and opposition leaders under Malaysia’s notorious Internal Security Act that allows for indefinite detention without trial.

We call on the Malaysian government to:
• Release all activists who have been arrested immediately and unconditionally and drop all unfounded charges against them;
• Ensure all those detained have access to lawyers, their family members and any medical care they may require;
• Stop the use of repressive laws such as the Emergency Ordinance, Police Act and Sedition laws to criminalize peaceful political activities;
• Respect the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly
• Conduct itself in a manner that is befitting of a member of the UN Human Rights Council and in doing so earn the respect of the international community and the Malaysian people it serves.

Please take positive action and attend a solidarity walk near you.

Bersih 2.0 Australia

Canberra’s Update:

Event Page –
Date: 9th July
Venue: Parliament Front Entrance

Time: 12.30pm

If you need transport, please be at Davey Lodge at 12.00pm. Please wear yellow and bring cameras along with you to capture this historical moment. Apart from the photo session, we will be having a small picnic with the organizers so may bring some simple things to share (chips, biscuits, fruits, soft drinks, etc)

Sydney’s Update:

Event page –

Date: 9th July

Venue: Sydney CBD Town Hall

Join us to support BERSIH. For democratic, for clean & fair elections, for a better Malaysia.

Melbourne’s Update:

Event page –

Date: 9th July

Venue: Federation Square

Time: 1.30pm


Perth’s Update:

Date: 9th of July

Venue: Malaysian Consulate-General, 252 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Australia

Time: 1.30pm

Adelaide’s Update:

Fan Page –
Event page –

Date: 9th of July

Venue: Victoria square, Adelaide (opposite hilton adelaide, near the victoria water fountains)

Time: 2pm


Brisbane’s Update:

Event Page –

Date: 9th July

Venue: Brisbane Square

Time: 1.30pm

Let’s join us to support BERSIH. For democratic, for clean & fair elections, for a better Malaysia.


Bersih 2.0 London

Date : 9th July 2011

Time: 12-2pm

Location : Meet Malaysian High Commission, Belgrave Square at 12pm sharp
(nearest Tube Station Hyde Park Corner)
12.20-2pm Solidarity Walk ending at Trafalgar Square!/pages/Bersih-20-UK-Walk/111909382231134


Bersih Taiwan

Date : 9 Julai 2011

Time : 2.00pm

Location : The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Liberty Square,Taipei

Please try to wear yellow clothing and bring your umbrella


1. 向出席者説明主辦此次集會的目的與意義
2. 念訴求
3. 輪番演講(如莊迪澎先生)
4. 現場交流
5. 出席者簽備忘錄(將交到馬來西亞駐台辦事處)


Bersih 2.0 USA

San Francisco’s update

Date: 9th July 2011

Time: 9.30-12.20pm

Location : Chrissy Field Picnic Area (near Warming Hut), Presidio, San


Los Angeles Update

Date : 9th July 2011

Time : 10:00 – 13:00

Location : Pershing Square, Downtown LA 532 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA

New York City Update

Date : 9th July 2011
Time : 10:00 – 13:00

Location : Consulate General of Malaysia , 313 East 43rd Street ,New York, NY


Date : 9th July 2011

Time : 14:00 – 17:00

Location : Embassy of Malaysia, Washington ,3516 International Court Northwest, Washington, DC


Bersih 2.0 Paris

Date : Saturday 9th July 2011
Time : 2-4pm
Place: Place du Trocadéro, 75016 Paris
Metro: Trocadéro (lines 6 and 9)!/event.php?eid=166717446726635



Despite the Malaysian government working hard to sell Malaysia as a tourist destination and being a member of the UN Human Rights Council, it remains clear that its dismal human rights record leaves much to be desired. The Malaysian people continue to find their civil liberties and basic human rights curtailed on a daily basis by a range of repressive laws. Corruption and a lack of government accountability and transparency continue to be seen as real problems by many Malaysians.

One of the biggest threats to developing a mature democracy in Malaysia is the impediments to free and fair elections. Malaysia’s elections are frequently marred by gerrymandering, money politics, phantom voters, voter buying, rigging and various other fraudulent practises. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has in two recent by-elections been caught on video offering millions of ringgit to voters in exchange for their votes.

In 2005, the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) was formed. It is comprised of Malaysian civic and human rights organisations campaigning for electoral reforms and independent monitoring of elections in the country. Bersih 2.0 plans to hold a mass rally on 9 July 2011 to demand, among others, fair access of all political parties to the media, reform of the discriminatory postal ballots system and a revision of the electoral roll to address irregularities for the upcoming 13th General Elections to be held in mid-2012. A similar rally in 2007 attracted over 40,000 supporters and was conducted in a peaceful and organized manner. It was re-launched in 2010 as BERSIH 2.0, still with eight (8) basic demands, which including (1) cleaning up the electoral roll (2) Reform the postal ballot (3) Use indelible ink (4) Minimum 21 days campaign period (50 Free and fair access to media (6) Strengthening public institutions (7) Stop corruption (8) Stop dirty politics.

On the 25th of June 2011, 30 activists from the Parti Sosialis Malaysia were arrested by the police in Kepala Batas, Penang. They were accused of ‘reviving the communist ideology’ and have been remanded under Section 122 of the Penal Code for “waging war against the King.

On the 27th of June 2011, the chairperson of Bersih 2.0, Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan and poet Datuk A. Samad Said were summoned to the Dang Wangi police station. Both are being investigated under Section 27(5) of the Malaysian Police Act for organising an “unlawful assembly” and Section 27(5) of the Sedition Act.

On the 29th of June 2011, police officers from the Selangor State Headquarters raided the office of the the Bersih 2.0 Secretariat without a warrant. They arrested 7 people and confiscated laptops, cameras as well as materials prepared for the rally including t-shirts, leaflets, banners and placards. On the 30th of June 2011, police arrested four people in Ipoh, including a member of parliament and state assemblyman, while they were meeting voters wearing yellow clothes, the official colour of the Bersih movement. On the 2nd of July, six of those arrested were charged under the Emergency Ordinance, a law that allows for indefinite detention without trial.

Press contact :
Josef Roy
Tel : ++ 44 (0) 794260804

Yolanda Augustin
Tel : ++ 44 (0) 7894319056


It was a great experience watching in CNN how on that night in US, Obama became President-elect. That election energised people across the US – and the world. There was great hope and expectation. How I wish we could say the same about Malaysia’s leaders.

Here, there is an air of resignation, of politics as usual, like the gutter politics of sex videos. We need a leader who can energise us, whom we can relate to, and who embodies a vision for the New Malaysia. We need to get a large percentage of our citizens involved in the community process – which is what Obama managed to do.

So, who can be Malaysia’s Obama? I think we have elections happening in the next 6-odd months. We need change, but will probably not get it this time. The three choices this time are likely to be Najib Tun Razak (who has disappointed more than delighted), Anwar Ibrahim (let’s hope he governs as well as he talks), and a dark horse in Muhideen Yassin (also a total disappointment). I think we will have to wait a few more years before Malaysia’s Obama emerges.

What helped Obama was the Internet – in raising cash for the campaign and mobilizing millions of supporters across the country. In Malaysia, that change will come in 5-6 years although we saw something close to it in the 2008 elections with the mobile platform. But we also need leaders who can think big and put Malaysia first, but sad we don’t have that kind at this moment.

So, who will be Malaysia’s Obama? Any ideas? If I had to pick one person, it would be Nurul Izzah Anwar Ibrahim. She is young even younger than Obama, relatively young compared to the people we have now. She is liberal, hardworking and gone through baptism of fire when her dad was thrown in jail for sodomy and portrayed as the biggest sex maniac in Malaysia, all trumped up by the system. She survived all that shame and continued to be a good efficient Member of Parliament and to the people in her constituency. Mind you she is a women, a mother, a daughter and what shame she has been put through, and she still stands tall in spite of all the shit thrown at her father.

Obama used the electronic media effectively to build his brand and channelise the tremendous support for his message of hope and optimism. A few years down the line, we might have a large number of Internet subscribers but I seriously doubt that we will have a politician who can rise above the cesspool and generate the same kind of enthusiasm among common people.

Of course the two names I have mentioned the current PM, his Deputy, has been a massive disappointment. They maybe effective campaigners and communicators but they rely heavily on the same old strategy of divide and rule. In summary, our search for Obama is going to be a long and hard one.

This is message from My Hero Tok Guru Nik Aziz to All Sarawakians to vote for Pakatan Rakyat tomorrow!

For once, Sarawakians must do themselves a favor. Give yourselves a chance. Taib Mahmud and his gang of thieves had 30 years to rob Sarawak dry. Now Sarawakians have this one chance to change things. This is the chance to regain dignity and pride as a decent human being. Give yourselves the chance to determine your own destiny. Show Barisan National at the very least, show you matter. Throw out corruption. Throw out incompetence. Throw out a lifetime of neglect. Reject Taib Mahmud and the BN. Give your children and grandchildren the chance. Say it’s enough. You gave Taib Mahmud 30 years of chance. He has taken everything. Enough is Enough!

The Malaysian Government including our great Minster of Home Affairs, Hishammuddin son of Hussein Onn, said that the Sunday’s 27th February protest march the “Solidarity Against Umno’s Racism” organised by HINDRAF (Hindu Rights Action Force) and Human Rights Party was a failure and loss of popularity among the Indian community. Maybe they should take a good look at this video below.

Anyway, it is time the UMNO Government wake up and treat the Indian community with respect. 53 years of suppression is too much! It is no exaggeration to say that the plight of the Indian community has long been ignored in this country.

It’s not wrong to say, the UMNO government has miserably failed to unite this nation. The prerequisite for this precious unity is fairness, equality and social-justice and this is not available here. Very sad!

Premier Najib brags about his 1Malaysia concept. But truly in Malaysia there is 2Malaysia. One for the UMNO Malays and one for the rest of the communities.

Kenyataan Media Tok Guru Nik Aziz

Saya gembira apabila Tun Dr. Mahathir memberikan ulasan berkenaan pandangan saya tentang nasionalisme. Bagi saya, ini membuktikan kesediaan beliau untuk mendengar pandangan dan berhujah. Ia baik untuk percambahan minda masyarakat agar masyarakat segar dengan hujah dan tidak bergantung kepada seringgit dua habuan menjelang pilihanraya semata-mata.
Jawapan saya ini bukan hanya untuk Tun Dr. Mahathir sahaja, tetapi juga merupakan jawapan yang saya cadangkan untuk dijawab pada hari di mana saya, Tun Mahathir dan manusia keseluruhannya berdiri di hadapan Allah SWT satu masa nanti. Ini kerana saya beriman dengan hakikat bahawa setiap apa yang dipertuturkan di dunia ini akan diadili di akhirat nanti. Setiap kenyataan yang keluar melalui televisyen, akhbar bahkan blog sekalipun direkod oleh malaikat-malaikat yang ditugaskan oleh Allah SWT untuk dibentangkan di hari yang kita tidak lagi mempunyai kuasa ke atasnya. Firman Allah SWT :

يَوْمَ تَشْهَدُ عَلَيْهِمْ أَلْسِنَتُهُمْ وَأَيْدِيهِمْ وَأَرْجُلُهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

Yang bermaksud : Pada hari (ketika), lidah, tangan dan kaki mereka menjadi saksi atas mereka terhadap apa yang dahulu mereka kerjakan. – Surah al-Nur, ayat 24

Hakikatnya saya sebenarnya diajak untuk menari dengan irama yang gendangnya dipalu oleh UMNO. Saya diajak untuk turut sama mengutuk Lee Kuan Yew seperti pimpinan UMNO. Padahal, apa yang berlaku di seberang sini jauh lebih dahsyat daripada apa yang dilakukan oleh Lee Kuan Yew.

Pertama saya ingin nyatakan kepada Tun Mahathir bahawa asas Islam tidak sama dengan nasionalisme. Di dalam ajaran nasionalisme, tidak pernah dinyatakan apakah tujuan hidup ini. Tidak pernah saya terdengar sepatah kata dari pimpinan UMNO yang menghuraikan berkenaan tujuan hidup seorang manusia di muka bumi. Jikapun ada, hanya sebaris dua dari menteri yang dimanahkan menjaga hal ehwal agama. Adapun pemimpin utama UMNO, tujuan hidup ini seolah-olah tidak menjadi agenda penting sehingga tidak pernah sedikitpun terkeluar isu ini dari bibir mereka.

Islam meletakkan bahawa tujuan hidup untuk mengabdikan diri kepada Allah SWT. Justeru, manusia dihidupkan untuk diuji oleh Allah SWT siapakah di kalangan mereka yang terbaik amalannya. Firman Allah SWT :

الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ

Yang bermaksud : Dia lah yang telah mentakdirkan adanya mati dan hidup (kamu) – untuk menguji dan menzahirkan keadaan kamu: siapakah di antara kamu yang lebih baik amal dan aktivitinya ; dan Ia Maha Kuasa (membalas amal kamu), lagi Maha Pengampun, (bagi orang-orang yang bertaubat) (Surah al-Mulk, ayat 2)

Apabila tujuan hidup untuk mengabdi kepada Allah SWT, dan hidup sendiri merupakan ujian untuk menguji siapakah yang beramal soleh, justeru manusia perlu bersyahadah dengan maksud sanggup menjadi saksi untuk menyatakan ketuhanan Allah SWT dan kenabian Nabi Muhammad SAW. Jika syahadah manusia pada lafaznya, maka syahadahnya pertubuhan ialah pada dasarnya. Ingin saya bertanya kepada Tun Mahathir, apakah dasar perjuangan UMNO? Di celah manakah UMNO meletakkan Islam setelah dasar kebangsaan dijadikan sebagai dasar perjuangannya? Dari sudut praktikalnya, adakah perjuangan UMNO merupakan satu amal soleh? Adakah pada saat UMNO yang menjadi tulang belakang kerajaan mengeluarkan lesen judi itu merupakan amal soleh? Adakah pada saat UMNO menghapuskan tulisan jawi pada tahun 1968 sehingga melahirkan generasi yang buta al-Quran itu merupakan amal soleh? Adakah pada waktu Tun Mahathir menarik balik peruntukan perkapita untuk sekolah agama rakyat itu merupakan amalan soleh?

Kedua, Tun Mahathir melabelkan saya dan PAS sendiri sebagai punca pecah belah orang Melayu. Barangkali kerana sayalah yang menyebabkan parti UMNO diharamkan pada tahun 1987 yang membawa kepada penubuhan Semangat 46. Barangkali sayalah juga penyebabnya sehingga terpecat Timbalan Presiden UMNO pada tahun 1999 yang membawa kepada penubuhan parti Keadilan dan kini dikenali sebagai Parti Keadilan Rakyat. Saya bimbang, Tun Mahathir sudah dijangkiti penyakit Melayu Mudah Lupa yang pernah disebutnya satu ketika dahulu.

Suka saya jelaskan. Islam meletakkan bahawa pecah belah ialah satu perkara yang pasti berlaku di kalangan masyarakat manusia. Allah SWT berfirman :

وَقُلْنَا اهْبِطُوا بَعْضُكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ عَدُوٌّ وَلَكُمْ فِي الأَرْضِ مُسْتَقَرٌّ وَمَتَاعٌ إِلَى حِينٍ

Yang bermaksud : “..dan Kami berfirman: “Turunlah kamu! Sebahagian dari kamu menjadi musuh kepada sebahagian yang lain dan bagi kamu semua disediakan tempat kediaman di bumi, serta mendapat kesenangan hingga ke suatu masa (mati)”. – (Surah al-Baqarah, ayat 36)

Perpecahan telah digazetkan oleh Allah SWT di dalam al-Quran lama sebelum PAS ditubuhkan lagi. Ia berlaku apabila ada yang memilih hidayah dan ada yang menolaknya. Nabi Muhammad SAW datang membawa hidayah daripada Allah SWT dan ditolak oleh kaum yang sebangsa dengannya. Utbah bin Rabiah yang mewakili gerakan nasionalis Quraisy pada zamannya, bangkit dengan tegar melabelkan bahawa Nabi Muhammad SAW sebagai pemecah belah dengan kata-katanya :

فرقت به جماعتهم!

Yang bermaksud : Dengan agama yang kamu bawa, kamu telah memecahbelahkan kesatuan mereka!

Adakah benar baginda merupakan pemecah belah? Tentu sekali tidak, tetapi itulah natijahnya apabila membawa kebenaran seperti yang dilakukan oleh Rasulullah SAW.

Dari zahirnya kelihatan Tun Mahathir sebagai seorang yang sangat cintakan perpaduan Melayu. Sedarkah Tun Mahathir bahawa UMNOlah selama ini yang menzalimi orang-orang Melayu? Pada tahun 1961, siapakah yang menculik ADUN-ADUN PAS di Terengganu yang menyebabkan akhirnya kerajaan PAS pimpinan Allahyarham Daud Samad digulingkan dari pintu belakang? Di Kelantan, mereka juga menculik lima wakil rakyat PAS dengan tujuan menggulingkan kerajaan yang dipimpinan oleh Allahyarham Dato Asri Muda namun usaha mereka gagal. Ini boleh disahkan oleh bekas wakil rakyat Tanah Merah Timur yang masih hidup sekarang ini, Che Omar Mohamad yang turut menjadi mangsa. Siapakah yang bertanggungjawab melakukan perbuatan tidak demokratik ini kalau bukan UMNO? Episod-episod kezaliman ini masih segar di ingatan pejuang-pejuang PAS. Bukan untuk menyemarak api permusuhan lama jauh sekali menyimpan dendam, tetapi sekadar untuk memperkukuhkan fakta sejarah buat generasi muda yang saya bimbang terbuai dengan dodoi Ketuanan Melayu yang ditaja oleh UMNO.

Di zaman Tun Mahathir, siapakah yang bertanggungjawab melakukan persempadanan pilihanraya pada tahun 2003 yang menafikan pertambahan kerusi parlimen dari negeri yang majoritinya orang Melayu kalau bukan UMNO di zaman Tun Mahathir? Siapakah yang bertanggungjawab mengarahkan pembunuhan beramai-ramai Ibrahim Libya di Memali bersama pengikut-pengikutnya yang kesemuanya terdiri daripada orang Melayu tanpa sebarang sebab yang munasabah kalau bukan UMNO di zaman Tun Mahathir? Siapakah yang memperkenalkan pengajian Sains dan Matematik dalam bahasa Inggeris yang kemudiannya ditolak sendiri oleh UMNO kalau bukan Tun Mahathir?

Hari ini, UMNO masih lagi menjuarai amalan tidak demokratik. Di Perak, mereka gulingkan kerajaan dari pintu belakang. Di Selangor, mereka melantik Setiausaha Kerajaan tanpa sedikitpun perbincangan dengan Menteri Besar. Peliknya, juara Ketuanan Melayu inilah pula yang menentang usul mengembalikan kuasa sultan di Selangor. Tidak malukah mereka kepada DAP yang mereka dakwa sebagai parti cauvinis Cina? Di Kelantan, mereka nafikan royalti minyak serta menubuhkan Jabatan Pembangunan Persekutuan (JPP). Jika begini, demokrasi pun tidak, federalism pun tidak, Islam jauh sekali!

Apa yang lebih penting, Islam tidak akan sempurna tanpa iman. Al-Quran sering menyebut Wahai orang-orang yang beriman tetapi al-Quran tidak menyebut Wahai orang-orang Islam. Ini kerana seorang yang mengerjakan rukun Islam sahaja belum layak dipanggil orang yang beriman jika hatinya tidak beriman dengan yakin kepada Allah SWT. Jika Tun Mahathir berkata bukti UMNO berjasa kepada Islam dengan membina masjid, maka Abdullah bin Ubay di zaman Rasulullah SAW lebih dahulu membina masjid yang dikenali sebagai Masjid Dhirar. Jika Tun Mahathir menyatakan bahawa UMNO berjasa kepada Islam dengan membina sekolah agama, maka di Thailand juga wujud sekolah-sekolah agama. Bahkan jika Tun Mahathir berkata bahawa jasa UMNO ialah arak tidak dihidangkan di majlis rasmi kerajaan, maka apakah bezanya jika arak tetap diberikan lesen secara besar-besaran dan judi pula terus dinikmati sekalipun bertentangan dengan nilai-nilai Islam dan kemanusiaan. Pertanyaan saya pula kepada Tun Mahathir, sebutkan apakah yang saya lakukan di Kelantan yang bertentangan dengan Islam. Jika tidak ada, maka untuk apa kami dilawan?

Akhir kata, saya akui Tun Mahathir seorang yang bijak, dan alangkah baiknya kebijaksanaannya digunakan untuk Islam. Nasihat saya kepada Tun Mahathir, sebelum terlambat marilah sama-sama berfikir untuk menempuhi hari pengadilan yang dijanjikan oleh Allah SWT. Jika saya ditanya adakah saya telah mengajak Tun Mahathir dan rakan-rakan sealiran dengannya agar meninggalkan aliran nasionalis sekular dan menerima Islam yang syumul, saya Insya-Allah akan menjawab : اللهم قد بلغت (Ya Allah, aku telah menyampaikan..)


Kg. Pulau Melaka, Kota Bharu.
3rd February 2011

To all my Chinese readers – HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!

Today is the eve of the first day in the lunar calendar, which makes tomorrow the official New Year’s Day for the Chinese. It’s reunion time now, enjoy with the family and be happy guys.

This year is the Rabbit Year and I believe like rabbits good in copulating and breeding, we too are gonna see more pregnancies and babies.

Happy Chinese New Year again to Everyone, and not forgetting all my Chinese friends in Penang and Sabah.

Kong Hee Fatt Choi!

I like to reproduce this years Chinese New Year Message from Lim Guan Eng which I think all clear thinking Malaysians should take time to digest.

Wednesday, 02 February 2011

Let us embrace the future by embracing every Malay, Indian, Chinese, Kadazan and Iban as Malaysian brothers and sisters, Malaysian sons and daughters

In the Chinese New Year Of the Rabbit, DAP wishes all Malaysians a peaceful, harmonious and prosperous new year. DAP also expresses our condolences and sympathies to those who lost loved ones and suffered losses in the massive floods affecting Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.

To attain peace Malaysians must stand united and reject those who wish to divide us by preaching racial and religious hatred. If we want to benefit from equal opportunities and realize our human potential we must stop extremists from continually degrading others as inferiors so as to uplift ourselves.

We can only achieve harmony together. Despite our differences and diversity, Malaysians can make our common aspirations of freedom, justice, democracy and truth come true if we remember key values.

That it is not who we are that is important, but what we are that is important; not the colour of our skin that is important but the content of our character; and not our past ancestry that is important but how we connect with the present and with each other to face the future.

We can only be prosperous together. The time has come to focus on the economy, in employment, education and business opportunities as the conditions for prosperity. We must build human talent and be performance-based.

The time has come for Malaysians to choose carefully. Only a two-party system can ensure peace, harmony and that Malaysia’s rich natural resources benefit 27 million Malaysians. A two-party system requires a strong opposition which can not only deny BN its customary two-thirds majority but also able to form the government.

For those who say that PR do not know how to govern, the 4 PR states of Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan have proven our ability by beating the other 10 BN states by attracting RM25 billion in investments comprising 53% of Malaysia’s total investments of RM47.2 billion in 2010. For the first time in history, Penang is now the new champion of investments in Malaysia, coming out top in 2010 with RM 12.2 billion.

Malaysians can not compromise on corruption. Too much have been lost. The shocking revelations by the US-based financial watchdog Global Financial integrity of RM 888 billion illicit capital flight from Malaysia between 2000-2008 cost is shocking. This means that every Malaysian man, woman and child have lost RM 33,000 each over 9 years! Whilst our Royal Malaysian Navy commandos are heroes for their successful capture of Somali pirates in international waters recently, DAP regrets that land “pirates” are allowed to roam freely in Malaysia.

There is no reason why under the Economic Transformation Program, 19 entry point projects require RM 67 billion in investments to generate 35,000 jobs. In other words, almost RM2 million is required to create a job!

This is ridiculous and only shows the extent of leakages in the economy in the form of inefficiency, wastage and even corruption. Contrast this to the number of jobs created from total private investments for Malaysia in 2010. From a total investments of RM47,177 million in 2010 will help to generate 97,310 jobs or RM 485,000 for each job.

Only an economy free from corruption can we ensure that the people prosper and benefit. Let us embrace a future free from fear and cronyism. Let us embrace the future by embracing every Malay, Indian, Chinese, Kadazan and Iban, as Malaysian brothers and sisters, Malaysian sons and daughters.

Then only can we grow together, learn together and enjoy the success together.

The Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) is now on Facebook.