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“One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are” – Cal Thomas

This is one subject that could take an encyclopedia to wrap up but lets try and figure it out within the scope of this space.

Malaysian politics is often described as being feisty, vibrant, colourful, controversial, debatable, provocative, all of that and more. It all depends on which side of the spectrum you stand and there is a perspective, always. Ask a million people what is wrong with Malaysian politics and you will get a million perspectives. That, in itself tells a story. People are aware, concerned and involved, good or bad, it shows the vibrancy of politics in Malaysia.

People confuse politics with governance. That’s not true. Politics is the means to effect change. All countries and societies effect change all the time; politics is the means to bring about that change. The kind of politics practiced can vary and remain a subject of debate. However, it is at the core of people’s participation in deciding who governs them and how.

Governance is for administrators and bureaucracy, politics is for people’s representatives. People don’t really indulge in politics, they indulge in making political choices and gather groups that agree with them, to elect the leader of their choice. Politics is what the leaders indulge in before and after being elected.

The art of politics lies in being successful in gathering consensus through discussion, debate and persuasion and then pushing that consensus into legislation that results in action and implementation.

What’s Right With Malaysian Politics?

So when we ask what is wrong with Malaysian politics, you have to first acknowledge what is right about it. After all, after 55 years since formation of Malaysia in 1963, Malaysian politics and democracy is alive and vibrant. It becomes even more relevant when we take into account the sheer geographical size of the country and diversity of its people, culture, religion and lifestyle. To get all of that to come together and give people the freedom to choose their voice, can only evoke admiration. This is perhaps Malaysia’s single biggest achievement, since formation and one, it can be proud of.

Sure, it has its flaws, but then what system doesn’t. It’s all about evolving and bringing about change, for the better, through people consensus. That’s politics and it has worked for Malaysia. So before we pull out the knives on Malaysian politics, bear in mind what we have achieved, thus far. It may not be without flaws but it is still the best option. This is our brand of politics and it has worked, for us.

So What’s Wrong With it?

Plenty. We shout over roof tops that we are a democracy and assume that it is also the best. Well, look again. Is the system truly representative? At the time of voting, people make choices based on their belief and understanding of the leader they choose and that leader, post being elected, represents the people, as their voice. That’s idealistic but is that really true? Does the elected leader really reflect what the people want or is it mostly about what that leader wants, often for his own reasons?

Look at the fact on the ground. Majority of Malaysians still live in rural areas and in poverty and poor living conditions especially Sabah and Sarawak and Kelantan and Terengganu and Kedah and Pahang, and with little education or awareness of matters outside their areas of residence. Yet, 98% of the people who would fall in this category are responsible for choosing a government which will legislate over the future of the country.

Too Many Questions….

It is one man – one vote and that is all that matters. Well is it? Is the vast majority really capable of understanding and judging the leaders they choose? The lack of education and awareness, coupled with poverty, often forces the voters to elect leaders who seem to offer them solutions for a better life but instead end up buying or coercing them to vote. So do they really represent the people?

Isn’t it common to see votes being bought and sold in its crudest form? Don’t we see vote bank politics being practiced in its worst form, or votes being garnered on the basis of race or religion? What about votes garnered through threat? It all happens and is part of Malaysian politics.

So can anyone stand up and claim the virtues of Malaysian democracy as being truly fair and truly representative? Should we really beat our chests with pride while proudly claiming to be a democracy?

Free and Fair…. Really?

The ground reality is that politics played at the grass root level can be nasty, coercive and corrupt. Electing representatives is often based on clan and kinship. And most times, its money that buys a position. After all, at the village level, it’s the Ketua Kampung, JKKK, Kapitan Cina, Temenggong, Pemanca or Penghulu that determines the level of respect and influence that an individual commands. That’s the reality and plays a part in the election process.

So can one really say that Malaysian politics be it Sabah or Sarawak or Malaya, at all levels, is truly free and fair? The voting process may be free and fair, at least in most cases, but the process of politics that goes into the run up to elections, and thereafter, is what is questionable. And that’s what is wrong with Malaysian politics.

Let’s take a look at another example. Sabah has always been in the forefront of entertaining politics. But after elections when the courts have to decide who is the rightful Sabah Chief Minister and not wait for a vote of no confidence in the state assembly, it is time to sit up and question the ‘quality’ of politics that we practice. GE14, Musa Aman was first sworn in as Chief Minister at 11.10pm Thursday (May 10) before the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin at Istana Negeri. In less than 48 hours, Warisan’s Shafie Apdal was sworn in as Chief Minister at 9.30pm Saturday (May 12) by Juhar at the Istana Negeri also. The general election saw a hung assembly when both Sabah Barisan and the coalition of Warisan-PKR-DAP had won 29 seats each in the 60-seat state assembly. And then Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan’s Sabah Star party, which had two seats, became the “kingmaker”. Sabah Star supported Sabah Barisan to give a simple majority of 31 seats, thus allowing Musa to be sworn in as Chief Minister. But by the next day, six Barisan assemblymen – four from Umno and two from Upko – had declared their support for Warisan and its partners PKR-DAP. With the majority support of 35 (out of 60) assemblymen, this allowed Shafie to be sworn in.This matter is still not settled yet, The Court of Appeal will soon decide who is the rightful chief Minister, till then we have to wait and there is still a cloud of uncertainty, its more than 8 months since GE14.

The list of misuse in politics is endless and the ‘quality’ of politics practiced, questionable. The intelligentsia and civil society is aware of the failings, as you and I are too, but the big question before us is – what are we doing about it?

Intolerance to Dissent is a Big Threat

Question, dissent and debate are an essential part of politics and democracy. The ‘quality’ of democracy and politics is judged by the level of debate and dissent allowed, within the party and outside of it. Malaysia is witnessing increasing levels of intolerance to the above and that is very visible in state and national politics. Older parties like the UMNO and PAS have shown signs of intolerance, as have new age parties like Bersatu, Amanah and Warisan. All parties are guilty of quashing dissent in any form. What is a worrying trend is that several parties are resorting to violent means whenever questioned by the people or members of their own parties. Even the media, which serves as a watchdog for the people, has not been spared.

Another problem with Malaysian politics is increasing rowdyism in parliament and state assemblies. On paper, it’s a forum for free and fair debate but in practice, only those with high decibel shouting and aggressive behaviour get heard. What chance does a Dr Jeffrey Kitingan have against a loud and aggressive politician from another party? Yet, on a daily basis we have incessant shouting that passes off as debate. So is this fair on those who do not possess the requisite shouting ability? Is that supposed to be a pre-qualification? The voice of each representative in Parliament must have equal and fair weight and must be given equal opportunity to express his or her viewpoint. That’s easier said, as in practice, it is almost always to the contrary.

And now for the biggest problem of them all, influence and impact of money on Malaysian politics. Politics has degenerated into a business which has a lot of money, some legal but mostly unaccounted, being plowed into it by vested interests. It’s a global phenomenon but a big problem nevertheless. As long as unaccounted money makes its way into politics, it will never be free or fair. And we, as a nation, have to come together to try and figure out how to address this, if Malaysian democracy has to prosper on the bed of fair politics.

It is time for the people to raise their voice and question their leaders and political parties, and force them to change for the better. For we have one non-negotiable weapon, our vote. Isn’t that what democracy is all about?


PRESS RELEASE

Star calls on locals to reject ‘parti parti Malaya’

KOTA KINABALU: The State Reform Party (Star) has called on local voters to rise to the challenge and reject the “parti parti Malaya operating illegally” in Sabah and Sarawak with the Election Commission (EC) and the Registrar of Societies (RoS) turning a blind eye to the 1963 Malaysia Agreement.

The Borneo-based national party, at the same time, urged all local members of the parti parti Malaya “to come back to the right path lest they be accused of being willing to be proxies and stooges of people on the other side of the South China Sea”.

These parties, according to Star in a press statement, “want to steal our seats in the respective state assemblies and Parliament to strengthen their political position while at the same time weakening us as a people”.

“By right, the parti parti Malaya have no business operating in Sabah and Sarawak if we interpret the Malaysia Agreement in letter and spirit,” said Star deputy chairman Daniel John Jambun. “If they want to operate in Sabah and Sarawak, they must incorporate locally and the state chapters must have full autonomy.”

He expressed grave doubts, alternatively, whether the parti parti Malaya in Sabah and Sarawak were in the two states with the knowledge of the RoS while disputing its power to grant any such approval.

He was responding to a statement by the Dewan Pemuda Pas Malaysia on Wed in the local media criticizing Star Chief Jeffrey Kitingan for demanding that the parti parti Malaya leave Sabah and Sarawak and stay out.

Pas wants Jeffrey to let the voters decide and “not take matters into his own hands”.

Daniel while conceding that Pas may have a point on voters deciding accused the parti parti Malaya of taking advantage of the ignorance of people in Sabah and Sarawak on “the true history of Malaysia”. They are slowly waking up to the fact that we have been internally colonised by Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia), he said. “Our history books don’t tell the real story and is full of blatant distortions reflecting the cheap politics of Peninsular Malaysia.”

He reiterated that the EC and RoS were “continuing to condone an illegality” and urged both authorities to bar the parti parti Malaya from Sabah and Sarawak.

Furthermore, he wants the EC to remove the names of Peninsular Malaysian voters from the electoral rolls of the two states “unless they are married to locals, have children, are not members of parti parti Malaya and have permanent residence status”.

The thrust of the argument, stressed Daniel, was that Peninsular Malaysia should have at the most one seat less than two-thirds in Parliament while Sabah and Sarawak collectively should not have less than one seat more than a third in Parliament.

The Malaysia Agreement, continued Daniel, makes this balance of power crystal clear.

Asked what his party could do to rectify the situation and restore the balance of power in Parliament, Daniel said it had many options.

“As a first step, we can take up the matter with the EC and RoS to have a basis for pursuing further action,” said Daniel. “This can be followed by seeking a Judicial Review, if necessary, in Court.”

The Star deputy chief also vowed that his party would bar Peninsular Malaysian politicians from Sabah and Sarawak when they eventually take power.

At the same time, he ventured, “we can place travel restrictions for political purposes on locals who are members of the parti parti Malaya operating illegally in Sabah and Sarawak”.

One final step, he proposed, would be to instruct the local authorities not to issue any licence to the parti parti Malaya to operate premises in Sabah and Sarawak.

All these steps, if pursued, would eliminate the problem of the parti parti Malaya placing illegal immigrants on the electoral rolls in Sabah and Sarawak, assured Daniel. “We have had enough of these people – illegal immigrants – trying to steal our country from us right under our noses.”

Wed 9 May, 2012 Kota Kinabalu


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!



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..)

Sekian.

HAJI NIK ABDUL AZIZ BIN NIK MAT
Kg. Pulau Melaka, Kota Bharu.
3rd February 2011



Anifah Aman the Minister of Foreign Affairs had a heat bypass surgery last month in Singapore. It seems he had three blocks in the coronary arteries, and the surgery when well and he is now recuperating. I wish Anifah a speedy recovery.

I hear also Prime Minister Najib Razak is getting ready to announce a cabinet reshuffle in a couple of weeks time as part of an ongoing mid-term review of the governance of the ruling Barisan National. Najib is aiming to boost the flagging popularity of the Barisan National since march 2008 by dropping some deadwood cabinet ministers who’s been around since Mahathir. Also the recent election victory in Hulu Selangor is indication that BN is bouncing back and Najib thinks a cabinet reshuffle will further strengthen his leadership.

My sources, who are politically close to the Prime Minister, said three ministers would be moved initially in the reshuffle but that the plan was that up to four ministers, eventually, would be transferred or dropped from the Cabinet.

Anifah Aman the Minister of Foreign Affairs is on the top of the list to be dropped. The talk is Anifah is not up to the job. In particular, his dealings with the press. The most recent example is the famous “shooting from the hips” by Anifah when he admitted in a joint press conference in Washington together with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the credibility problem faced by our Prime Minister, Najib Razak in regards to the Mongolian Aminah@Altantuya Shaariibuu C4 murder case. Anifah brought out the issue of Altantuya although he was not asked about it by journalist covering the press conference. See here. It is a major gaffe that could be the result of fatigue, but it was an embarrassment to both Najib and Rosmah. This prompted Rosmah and some of the “4th Floor Boys” to suggest that Anifah be kept from the press to prevent him from saying too much and having to backtrack. That’s why after the US trip Anifah just disappeared from the radar screen. Even recent overseas trips, Najib was not accompanied by the Foreign Minister.

Frankly speaking to me a reshuffle or not is not going to make any difference. If you ask me there is nothing to shuffle. The only portfolios Najib Razak and his bunch of cabinet jokers have proven themselves fit for are posts like minister of arrogance, minister of incompetence, minister of non-performance, minister of corruption, minister of squander-mania, minister of murder, minister of ketuanan melayu, minister of pornography and similar areas where these attributes are their only strengths.

For me if Najib Razak is really serious about saving Malaysia the first thing he has to do is to fire all the jokers in cabinet and then fire himself. After that Najib could inform the Agong and call an election so that the people could choose some serious representatives who would be capable of serving their true interests and needs and try to salvage what is left of the broken country before it reaches failed state status.

You see the people are fed up with BN and its antics and are demanding change and they want it like of yesterday. They can’t wait for another two years and are running out of patience and tolerance. So why not just call for a snap General Elections?


The Kelantan Umno Youth had the temerity and the colossal audacity to ask Tok Guru Nik Aziz to vacate the mentri besar’s post just because Tok Guru evidently had admitted that he received sponsorship amounting to RM65,000 to perform Haj. These retards say that the PAS spiritual leader’s decision to cancel his plan to perform the Haj does not prove his innocence. What bloody hypocrites. They really piss me off.

Tok Guru did say that a sponsorship is not a bribe and he had received numerous offers from many people who were willing to pay for his trip to Mecca. What so wrong about this?

The Umno Youth fellows think that they are so damn good and so innocent. As though we dont know that their father’s father who all belong to UMNO were all corrupted to the brim. Is this not the story of pot calling kettle black? UMNO leaders have a personality that is a stark contrast to PAS leaders. Most of them are so wealthy. Some has accumulated wealth beyond a reasonable explanation. Many UMNO leaders have been associated with immoral activities but the same cannot be said with Tok Guru.

As far as I am concern, Tok Guru is spotless. Tok Guru for the past 20 years since becoming Menteri Besar of Kelantan NEVER did abuse any state resource to build a personal palace for himself unlike the UMNO CHIEFTANS who all have MILLION MILLION DOLLARS PALACES all over the country. In fact, Tok Guru still lives in his old wooden house. I had visited Tok Guru in that old wooden house of his in Kelantan once before while he was having lunch, and he insisted I join him for lunch. I too sat down cross-legged on the floor together with him and had lunch with him. I for one will never be able to forget this lunch. Such a humble man, to me he is a saint.

So many UMNO leaders have abused both state and federal resources which we all know this. Remember the $100 million marathon casino sessions in Ritz Club Piccadilly, London and the Crown Casino in Melbourne? Remember the wild trips to Disneyland, London, Paris and other exotic places these UMNO fellows go?  Who pays for all these trips if not some filthy rich Vincent Tans or some Ding Dong Wells.

In the mind of Malaysians, the UMNO government is corrupt. The pillar of this corruption is UMNO. UMNO controls the Police. UMNO controls the judiciary. Period.

Hence my view is and always has been that Tok Guru is a honest and a clean person and his conduct and the way he carry himself has been consistent with morally acceptable practice by any religion.

Kelantan UMNO are fucking bunch of hypocrites of the highest order.


This is the proposed symbol for the Pakatan Rakyat.

Pakatan has applied to the Registrar of Society for formal registration as a single entity and last week the application was submitted in Putrajaya.

Zaid Ibrahim the former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department who is heading the task force set up for the registration of the Pakatan alliance has proposed Tok Guru Nik Aziz to head the new political entity.

This is a brilliant proposal by Zaid. I’m too all for Tok Guru Nik Aziz my hero heading Pakatan.

With Tok Guru heading the Pakatan alliance, Pakatan will now be able to attract much rural Malay support into its fold. Besides, BN cannot attack Nik Aziz in a manner they are doing now to Anwar Ibrahim. This move of making Tok Guru to head the Pakatan will also give ample time for Anwar to devote and settle his numerous court cases and also give him more time to put more effort to stablise the Selangor State Government which also looks like its going the Perak way.

So it certain Zaid has laid out a road map to Putrajaya for Pakatan. Anwar Ibrahim should now ‘sacrifice’ himself to make way for Tok Guru Nik Aziz to lead Pakatan. Anwar should not create roadblocks for this move.

As we know, after the March 2008 12th General Erection, that an electoral pact alone was not enough to wrest power from the BN. A cohesive coalition is the only possible way. The biggest obstacle to Putrajaya is not BN but the opposition parties themselves.

Malaysians are sick and tired of BN’s corruption and abuse of power. They are ready for change but there must be a viable alternative to BN. So far there is none.

Pakatan is showing Malaysians some signs that they can be that alternative. If this is possible, then the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is Pakatan’s come the 13th General Elections. This is a chance of a lifetime and lets all make this work for a BETTER MALAYSIA.


From Seremban, I just got word from my UMNO intelligentsia cum UMNO foot soldier Idris Othman, that UMNO/Barisan National , will surely lose this Bagan Pinang by-election this October 11 by about 500 votes to PAS Zulkefly Omar.

According to Idris, the RM500 bonus the government gave to all civil servants just before the Raya is of no effect to the 4000+ soldiers who are the bulk of the postal voters in Bagan Pinang constituency. It seems that the RM500 bonus the government gave the civil servants is far too little and the army personnel are not too happy with this miserable sum considering the million million $ the UMNOputras stashed away in their cookie jars all over the country. Just the thought of the million million $ stolen away by UMNOpurtas is enough for the entire or majority of the army votes to go the PAS way. Besides, many are saying that ISA Samad had the Negri Sembilan state coffers wiped clean during his time as Mentri Besar (Chief Minister) for 22 years (apparently to the tune of billions!!). Again Isa Samad’s suspension from Umno, after he was found guilty of buying votes during the party polls in 2004 confirms the level of corruption amongst the UMNOputras . So what is RM500 lah? This RM500 bonus has backfired. It seems it is very clear now that cronyism, patronage and corruption sums up UMNO.

To be exact, the soldiers account for 4,571 of 4,604 postal votes in the constituency and they are intelligent voters and cannot be dictated by anyone including the GENERALS.

Remember, the postal votes saved Bagan Pinang seat from falling to the opposition in the last March 8, 2008 General Elections. In the 2008 General Elections, BN’s Azman Mohammad Noor obtained about 3,000 postal votes against about 1,000 postal votes polled by PAS’ Ramli Ismail. Azman won the seat with 2,333-vote majority. This time around it seems as though its going the other way. But, the Barisan Nasional is desperate for a win and wants to retain the seat by hook or crook with a bigger majority. For UMNO, the postal votes were always perceived as its safety net, but, this time around they are going to be in for a big surprise.

Bagan Pinang has 13,664 voters. 2834 voters are Indians, 1498 voters are Chinese and 8500 voters are Malays.

In the last general election, PAS garnered 80 per cent of the Indian votes, 65 per cent of the Chinese votes and merely between 10 and 15 per cent of the Malay votes. This time around, PAS and Anwar Ibrahim are really working very hard to get at least 40% of the Malay votes which according to Idris is very possible. Ustaz Hadi Awang and Anwar had been seen spending a lot of time in the PD army camp the last two days and this is sure good sign.

So after seven successive by-election defeats for Barisan Nasional in the last 1 year after the March 8, 2008, the tsunami still continues to Bagan Pinang. Are we going to see a real regime change after this by-election? It seems that there’s a real prospect of BN losing this time to give an 8-1 score to the people of this nation.

So my take for this by-election in Bagan Pinang is the same as Idris. PAS TO WIN BY APPROXIMATELY 500 votes majority.

The voters of Bagan Pinang will Vote out the forces of tyranny. Bagan Pinang will vote against the BN.

Despite Pakatan Rakyat having much flaws they are still a better choice than UMNO/BN.


2hb September 2009 M
13 Ramadan 1430 H

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Kehadapan penduduk Seksyen 23 yang dihormati,

Semoga surat ini menemui tuan-tuan dalam keadaan sihat wal afiat serta keimanan yang teguh dan jitu berkat bulan Ramadhan ini.

Saya mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengingatkan diri saya serta tuan-tuan akan Firman Allah, Surah Al Maaidah ayat 8 yang bermaksud;

“Bertindak adil! Ianya lebih rapat dengan keTaqwaan.”

Semoga dalam usaha kita membina keTaqwaan dalam bulan Ramadhan ini, kita mengingati hakikat bahawa ‘keTaqwaan’ yang diusahakan itu mempunyai hubungan rapat dengan keadilan. Keadilan ini pula perlu dilaksanakan terhadap semua, walaupun terhadap yang tidak disenangi. Ini ditegaskan di dalam ayat yang sama yang bermaksud,“dan jangan oleh kerana kebencian kamu terhadap sesuatu kaum menyebabkan kamu tidak berlaku adil…”

Kalau terhadap kaum yang dibenci sekalipun dituntut keadilan, apatah lagi terhadap jiran sekampung dan warga sekota? Walaupun mereka tidak sebangsa dan seagama, hakikatnya mereka tidak memusuhi kita atau memusuhi Islam. Maka, mereka layak mendapat layanan yang adil.

Adakah adil sekiranya kita menafikan mereka hak tempat beribadat yang berhampiran dan sebaliknya memaksa mereka ke seksyen 22, di tengah-tengah kawasan Industri berat, jauh dari kawasan kediaman? Tiada apa di sana kecuali kilang-kilang.

Saya hanyalah seorang wakil rakyat yang dipilih oleh tuan-tuan melalui pilihan raya yang diadakan pada masa-masa tertentu. Saya tidak berhak memaksa apa-apa pandangan atau keputusan ke atas tuan-tuan semua. Saya hanya mengharapkan keputusan yang tuan-tuan rumuskan sendiri berhubung cadangan pemindahan kuil ke Seksyen 23 mengambil kira persoalan keTaqwaan dan keAdilan seperti di atas.

Islam adalah agama yang adil. Keadilannya mampu menawan hati semua manusia. Yang paling saya takuti adalah tindakan yang memberikan gambaran bahawa Islam adalah sebaliknya. Allah murka terhadap mereka yang bertindak dengan cara yang merosakkan imej Islam sehingga menyebabkan manusia terhalang untuk mengenali keadilannya. Allah berfirman ayat 94 Surah An-Nahl yang bermaksud:-

“Dan kamu ditimpa kehinaan kerana menjadi penghalang kepada jalan Allah (disebabkan tindakan buruk kamu) dan untuk kamu azab yang amat dahsyat (pada hari akhirat kelak)”

Ada yang bertanya kepada saya, tidakkah saya khuatir saya kalah dalam Pilihan Raya yang bakal tiba oleh kerana isu ini. Bagi saya sekiranya itulah kehendak pengundi, apakan daya? Yang penting sejarah akan menjadi saksi bahawa ada Ahli Parlimen dari parti Islam yang memperjuangkan keadilan untuk semua walaupun orang Hindu.

Seperti kisah seorang raja Islam di Mysore, Bangalore, India pada abad ke 18 yang bernama Sultan Fateh Ali Khan Tippu (Tippu Sultan). Rakyatnya terdiri daripada orang Islam, Hindu dan Sikh. Hingga ke hari ini rakyat India masih menceritakan mengenai pemerintahan beliau yang berasaskan Islam sebagai sebuah pemerintahan yang adil.

Semoga Allah memberkati kita semua dan memimpin kita ke jalan yang diRedhaiNya.

وسلام عليكم و السلام على من التبع الهدى
YB KHALID BIN ABDUL SAMAD
Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam

See here Khalid’s blog.


It’s the month of fasting again.To all my muslim friends, HAPPY RAMADHAN!