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UMNO/BN Wajar Beri Laluan Kepada Ibrahim Ali di Pasir Mas

April 22, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) – Calon Barisan Nasional (BN) bagi kerusi Parlimen Pasir Mas, Che Johan Che Pa, yang tidak menyerahkan borang penamaan calonnya bagi pilihan raya umum ke-13 (PRU13), akan berdepan tindakan tegas termasuk dipecat keanggotaannya sekiranya tindakan itu dilakukan dengan sengaja.

Demikianlah secebis dari berita sebagaimana disiarkan oleh Bernama semalam.

Sebagai penyokong tegar UMNO/BN, kita amat faham bahawa BN, khususnya UMNO, mempunyai peraturan-peraturan dan kod etika tertentu di dalam menguruskan ahli-ahli parti, baik di dalam proses pemilihan dalaman parti, atau pun di dalam menghadapi PRU. Malah UMNO adalah parti politik pertama di Malaysia yang menubuhkan Jawatankuasa Disiplin parti.

Namun begitu, di dalam MEDAN PERANG POLITIK, terdapat keadaan-keadaan tertentu yang yang memerlukan UMNO/BN mengambil tindakan tertentu yang mungkin tidak selaras dengan amalan-amalan dan peraturan-peraturan biasa di dalam parti. Aku percaya, UMNO/BN terbuka kepada keputusan-keputusan STRATEGIK yang dikira boleh menguntungkan parti, atau setidaknya TIDAK MERUGIKAN parti.

Ahli-ahli dan penyokong-penyokong UMNO/BN telah lama menduga bahawa akan terdapat tokoh-tokoh tertentu yang bukan dari parti-parti UMNO/BN akan dibenarkan bertanding di bawah lambang BN. Di antara yang disebut-sebut termasuklah Zulkifli Nordin,  Ibrahim Ali,  Zahrain, malah Dr Hassan Ali, Dr Sidek Baba dan beberapa orang tokoh lagi.

Bila tiba saat Pengerusi-Pengerusi BN negeri mengumumkan calun-calun BN bagi negeri masing-masing, sebagaimana telah dijangka, Zulkifli Nordin telah diisytiharkan sebagai calun ‘BN-friendly’  bagi kerusi Parlimen Shah Alam. Namun begitu, ramai yang agak terkejut bila nama Ibrahim Ali telah tidak termasuk di dalam senarai calun-calun BN di Kelantan.

Malah, sebagaimana dilapurkan, apabila Che Johan Che Pa, calun rasmi UMNO/BN tidak menyerahkan borang percalunannya, penyokong-penyokong UMNO/BN lantas telah memberikan sokongan kepada Ibrahim Ali. Dan aku percaya, ribuan ahli-ahli dan penyokong UMNO akan berkempen ke arah kemenangan Ibrahim Ali ke atas calun PAS, Nik Abduh Nik Aziz. Apakah ribuan ahli-ahli UMNO yang berkempen untuk Ibrahim Ali juga akan dipecat dari parti?

Kita amat berbangga dengan Presiden UMNO dan Perdana Menteri DS Najib. Sebagai Perdana Menteri, beliau sedia mendengar ‘denyut nadi’ rakyat. Dan aku percaya, sebagai Presiden UMNO, beliau lebih-lebih lagi bersedia mendengar ‘denyut nadi’ ahli-ahli dan penyokong-penyokong UMNO.

Aku percaya, sekiranya ditanya ahli-ahli dan penyokong-penyokong UMNO, ‘overwhelming majority’ ahli-ahli dan penyokong-penyokong UMNO ingin melihat Ibrahim Ali bertanding di Parlimen Pasir Mas sebagai calun ‘BN-friendly’, sebagaimana juga Zulkifli Nordin di Parlimen Shah Alam.

Aku percaya, Che Johan Che Pa tidak berniat untuk melanggar peraturan-peraturan parti. Sebaliknya aku yakin dan percaya Che Johan Che Pa telah mengambil tindakan tertentu dengan motif untuk tidak memberi peluang kepada calun PAS, Nik Abduh Nik Aziz, memenangi kerusi tersebut. Oleh itu, aku amat berharap kepimpinan UMNO akan bersedia untuk bertolak ansur dan membuat  KEPUTUSAN LUAR BIASA di dalam berhadapan dengan insiden melibatkan Che Johan Che Pa ini.

Malah aku percaya, UMNO/BN sewajarnya dari awal telah memberikan laluan kepada Ibrahim Ali di Pasir Mas, sebagaimana peluang yang telah diberikan kepada Zulkifli Nordin di Shah Alam.

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Lim Kit Siang – A Born Loser

July 6, 2011

Lim Kit Siang was quick to endorse a posting in Malaysian Insider, which picked up ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in the  BERSIH2 ‘saga’ .

According to Malaysian Insider, the ‘winners’ were: The organisers of Bersih2, Ambiga, the Agung and the Malaysian Public.

And, according to Malaysian Insider, the losers are: DS Najib, Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein, Datuk Ibrahim Ali and  PDRM.

However, before chosing the WINNERS or LOSERS, Lim Kit Siang should first determine what was the main OBJECTIVE of Bersihs. The POLITICALLY NAIVES will hold to the belief that the main objective is to bring about fairer GE, by sending memorandum to the Agung. However, if this is the main objective, what’s the need to gather the estimated 100,000 people onto the street. Afterall, Ambiga and a few of her committee members could easily have audience with the Agung, and hand over the memorandum.

The fact that Bersih2 is seen more as a huge exercise to bring on hundred of thousands of supporters clad in yellow T-Shirts, lead us to the BIGGER OBJECTIVE of Bersih2….to try to bring onto the KL streets what have been common scenes in a few Middle-eastern countries like Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria….with the hope that the resultant situation of ANARCHY would attract foreign intervention, on their side.

Its hard to believe that Lim Kit Siang has not read one of the great CHINESE CLASSICS, the Art of War by Sun Tzu. In describing a GREAT GENERAL, Sun Tzu used to describe a GREAT GENERAL as ‘one who defeat his enemies without committing his army to the battle-field’.

That’s exactly what DS Najib has done to break the stale-mate in the Bersih2 stand-off. By TEMPTING Ambiga and her committee to agree to hold gatherings in a stadium, DS Najib has indirectly ROBBED the Bersih2 of its initial, and hidden MAIN OBJECTIVE. Bersih2 has been defeated without DS Najib committing his soldiers to the battle-field.

However, to Lim Kit Siang, DS Najib is the loser…..what to do if that’s the view of a BORN LOSER. 

 

Dealing With TREACHEROUS Acts

March 10, 2011

Ibrahim Ali has created a new STIR by proposing that the Government set up a commission to deal with those who are DISLOYAL to the country and even proposed REVOKING CITIZENSHIP as one of the measures which can be considered.

I may not agree to all proposals put up by Ibrahim Ali. However, I agree with him that its HIGH TIME that the Government take serious actions against ACTS OF DISLOYALTY to the country. During the old feudal past, ACTS OF DISLOYALTY was termed as TREACHERY, in Malay ‘DURHAKA’, which were normally dealt with by DEATH SENTENCE.

The way I see it, it is NOT treacherous to form an alternative party to the BN, and its NOT treacherous to vote the opposition. And its NOT treacherous to put up different views from that of the Government. And, its NOT treacherous even to change a Government, through FAIR and DEMOCRATIC elections.

However, its TREACHEROUS to undermine the Government by FABRICATING STORIES against the Government, the BN or even UMNO. Lets take the case of Hindraf FABRICATING the ETHNIC CLEANSING stories, which stirred the Indians just weeks before the 2008 GE. Without such FABRICATION, over 90% of Indians would not have been DUPED into voting the opposition.

And, to me, one of the most TREACHEROUS ACTS is to undermine the very FOUNDATIONS of our country, like the SOCIAL CONTRACT among major races which were engraved in the country’s Constitution. It was a FACT OF HISTORY that the Malays agreed to the granting of citizenship to FORMER IMMIGRANTS, in exchange for them accepting SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS, the original inhabitants and rulers of the Tanah Melayu.

Any effort or PLOT to review the FOUNDATIONS would weaken the whole structure of our ‘building’, and may cause the whole building to collapse on our head. And any political CONSPIRACY to alter the FOUNDATIONS will only send the whole country on the part of PERIL.
TREACHEROUS ACTS should be dealt with severely, including REVOKING CITIZENSHIPS, to safeguard the PEACE, STABILITY and PROSPERITY of this beloved country of ours.

Ibrahim Ali – Ular Menyusur Akar Tidak Hilang Bisanya

October 13, 2010

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DAP and UMNO – Between Racism and Ethnic Nationalism

September 25, 2010

Beyond doubt, terms ‘racism’ and ‘Malay rights’ have become the most UTTERED, WRITTEN, BLOGGED and DEBATED terms in Malaysian political scene of today.

As late as yesterday, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang labelled Tun Mahathir as ‘the number one racist in Malaysia’ after Tun Mahathir cautioned the Malays a day earlier that ‘Malays would lose power if Pakatan Rakyat (PR) defeats the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the next general election’.

Tun Mahathir is not the only one being labelled as ‘racist’  by DAP leaders and bloggers. However, its still a pale shadow compared to attacks, mockery, insults and verbal abuses being thrown at Ibrahim Ali, the President of Perkasa, for his stands on MALAY/BUMIPUTRA RIGHTS. Despite UMNO top leadership ‘diplomacy’ in commenting on racial-related issues, many, including DPM Muhyiddin Yassin are not spared with accusations of being ‘racist’ too.

Whilst, for Malays like Ibrahim Ali of Perkasa, they are not interested in taking away anything from the non-Malays/non-bumiputras. They are only interested in defending certain rights accorded to the Malays/Bumiputra as allowed for in our Constitution. To them, their stands in upholding the MALAY RIGHTS are in accordance with the Federal Constitution, and has nothing to do with ‘racism’.

Before we form opinions on the issue of RACISM, lets have a quick look at certain ‘academic discussion’ on the term ‘racism’, so that we remain ON THE RIGHT TRACK  as the debate intensifies. Are Lim Kit Siang and DAP subscribing to a correct understanding of the term ‘racism’ or are they MISUSING the term, by labelling others as ‘racist’ to further their own ‘racist ends’.

Let us first look at the definitions of RACISM, by universally accepted dictionaries.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, racism is defined as ‘a belief or ideology that all members of each racial group possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially to distinguish it as being either superior or inferior to another racial group or racial groups’.

And, according to the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, racism is defined as ‘a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority or inferiority of a particular racial group, and that it is also the prejudice based on such a belief’.

Looking at the two definitions, I can not help to wonder, who are the TRUE RACISTS. The way I see it,  DAP and their Chinese leaders, bloggers and supporters have been the ones ‘indirectly’  harping on the SUPERIORITY of the Chinese over the Malays. Just look at the SUPERLATIVE TERMS being used to praise Lim Guan Eng for ‘transforming’ the northern state of Penang. And, that’s still nothing compared to their ‘worshipping’ of Singapore as a CHINESE SUCCESS STORY.

Are Lim Kit Siang, Lim Guan Eng, DAP leaders, bloggers and supporters the TRUE RACISTS loitering our once PEACEFUL, POLITICALLY STABLE and ECONOMICALLY PROSPEROUS country, with their wild imagination that the Chinese are BRANDED SUPER RACE, and only ‘their species’ , or Malays guided by them, are fit to rule the country.

On the contrary, are Tun Mahathir, Ibrahim Ali and Perkasa really ‘racists’ as labelled by DAP, Lim Kit Siang, and their bloggers and supporters? Let me, at this juncture, highlight certain discussion among scholars of sociology,  human and political sciences. In scholarly literature in those fields of studies, there are certain terms being used to describe ‘efforts to defend certain race rights within certain territory’ like ETHNIC NATIONALISM.

ETHNIC NATIONALISM is usually contrasted with CIVIC NATIONALISM.  Ethnic nationalism bases membership of the nation on descent or heredity—often articulated in terms of common blood or kinship—rather than on political membership. Hence, nation-states with strong traditions of ethnic nationalism tend to define nationality or citizenship by ‘jus sanguinis’  (the law of blood, descent from a person of that nationality) while countries with strong traditions of civic nationalism tend to define nationality or citizenship by ‘jus soli’ (the law of soil, birth within the nation-state). Ethnic nationalism is therefore seen as exclusive, while civic nationalism tends to be inclusive. Rather than allegiance to common civic ideals and cultural traditions, ethnic nationalism tends to emphasise narratives of common descent.

The theorist Anthony D. Smith uses the term ‘ethnic nationalism’ for non-Western concepts of nationalism as opposed to Western views of a nation defined by its geographical territory. Ethnic nationalism  present in many states’ immigration policies in the form of repatriation laws. States such as Armania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, hungary, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Romania, Serbia and Turkey provide automatic or rapid citizenship to members of diasporas of their own dominant ethnic group. For example,  Italy allows citizenship almost entirely on the basis of jus sanguinis (having an Italian Ancestor). Israel’s Law of Return, grants every Jew the right to settle in Israel and automatically acquire citizenship. In Germany, citizenship is open to ‘ethnic Germans’ (e.g. descendents of Germans living in the former Soviet Union).

There is certain degree of similarities, in term of history, between Malaysia and the countries listed above. Malaysia is part of the old-time MALAY ARCHIPELAGO with its rich history, culture and civilisation. To the Malays, MALAYsia , which literally means ‘Malay State’, is still essentially a MALAY LAND, despite having almost 40% of citizens whose forefathers were IMMIGRANTS mainly from China and India. 

From the above discussion, I wonder whether the POLITICAL MESS developing in the country, in particular after 2008 General Election, is a bye-product of SHEER MISUNDERSTANDING of the term ‘racism’. DAP and the Chinese are making accusations against UMNO and NGOs like Perkasa, based on their perception that UMNO and Malay NGOs are promoting ‘racism’.

While, UMNO and Malay NGOs are making stands against ENCROACHMENTS by others into their TRADITIONAL RIGHTS, as allowed for in the Federal Constitution. Are their stands in defending their RIGHTS a form of ETHNIC NATIONALISM?

SAVIOUR LEADERS Emerge In Crisis

August 29, 2010

Leaders are normally SPOTTTED in times of crisis.

When the Malays and their Kings were about to be robbed of their KETUANAN MELAYU soon after the Japanese surrender, Onn Jaafar was SPOTTTED as the right leader to unite the Malays. He took the initiative to gather more than 40 Malay NGOs to fight against the British-imposed MALAYAN UNION, which culminated in the formation of United Malays National Organisation(UMNO).

Within just over 10 years after independence, the Chinese-centred opposition parties, DAP and Gerakan, demonstrated their ‘once hidden’ HATRED towards Malays when they took took to the streets of KL in ‘victory parades’ immediately after the 1969 GE. They shouted VULGARITIES, displayed PROVOCATIVE gestures, and hurled ABUSIVE remarks against Malay onlookers, for two consecutive days, before HELL BROKE LOOSE and KL engulfed in FLAMES for weeks.

Under such testing circumstances, a new Malay ‘saviour’ emerged, Tun Abdul Razak. Within a few years, normality was restored, and the nation is back to the road towards PEACE, STABILITY and PROSPERITY, under the leadership of the newly founded BN.

2008 GE produced many surprises. The biggest surprise is the STAB IN THE BACK by Chinese and Indian voters against UMNO/BN. We can understand the feelings of Indians after being STIRRED UP by Hindraf into believing that the Indians/Hindus were being the objects of ETHNIC CLEANSING by UMNO. But, we do not really understand WHAT THE CHINESE ARE UP TO.

2008 gave birth to many Malay NGOs, including Perkasa. The Malays are back to the same 1946 and 1969 predicaments, where the role of NGOs were very crucial in shaping the the future of the country. While Najib is the PM of Malaysia, Malays are SPOTTING a new leader to speak out for their interests and RIGHTS. Obviously, the Malays are now looking up to Perkasa and its leader, IBRAHIM ALI,  to persue their aspirations, defending their RIGHTS, and fight off encroachments by others.

NEP, Key To Prosperous Malaysia

June 3, 2010

New Economic Policy(NEP) was introduced by Tun Razak-led Alliance Government, not long after the 13th May 1969 racial riot. Apart from its two-pronged objectives of ERADICATING POVERTY and RESTRUCTURING SOCIETY, NEP was one of the instruments to realize the SPECIAL POSITION OF MALAYS/BUMIPUTRAS as enshrined in the country’s Constitution.

Since NEP,  Malaysians had been living in peace and harmony, and together they built a PEACEFUL, STABLE and PROSPEROUS Malaysia. Up to the 11th GE of 2004, the ruling BN were returned to power with MASSIVE 90%MAJORITY. Malaysians, by and large, were happy with the economy, the country and the ruling Government. Malaysia was transformed into one of ECONOMIC TIGERS of Asia, and by mid-1990s, Malaysian map protruded higher than THE REST OF THE WORLD when our Petronas Twin Towers were proclaimed TALLEST BUILDING in the world. Several new buildings have since surpassed the height of the Twin Towers, but for a decade around the turn of the millenium, our capital KL was the ‘centre of the world’.

However, in the run-up to the 12th GE in 2008, certain DESPERATE politicians were using the SUCCESS OF NEP to stir up the feelings of Chinese and Indians, and even certain section of Malays, by alleging that the NEP only benefitted certain UMNO-linked individuals. The Chinese, despite their phenomenal success in business and overwhelming majority stake in the country’s wealth, were whipped up to believe that they are ‘discriminated’ by the Malays. And the Indians were driven to the streets with rumours that they were subject of ‘ethnic cleansing’ by the Malays too.

All the above were actually far from truth. Based on per capita income, the Chinese and Indians are well ahead of the Malays/bumiputras. No doubt, there were certain section of Chinese and Indians who are still in much to be desired state. Yet the fact that the RICHEST PERSON in Malaysia is Chinese, and the SECOND RICHEST is Indian, tell us a lot about the overall state of affairs.

Despite that, no one would deny the fact that the NEP have UPLIFTED the Malays/Bumiputras in 1001 ways. The quota system in Public Universities placements have allowed more QUALIFIED Malays/Bumiputra to enter tertiary education, with Government scholarship or study loans. Government’s establishments of over 20 Public Universities(IPTAs) and licencing of even bigger number of IPTS conducting twinning programmes with foreign universities have maximised tertiary education opportunities  to all Malaysians. Under the NEP too,thousands of Malays/Bumiputras  better-qualified students were sent to overseas universities to undertake studies in ‘critical’ courses, to help build the nation upon their return.

As a result of the UMNO-led BN Government efforts, most of Malays/Bumiputra household would have 2-3 of their sibblings studying in Universities, graduated and later filled up the TOP POSTS in both the public and private sectors. Their high salaries naturally flow back to their once poor parents and families. By this, majority of Malays/Bumiputras households were TRANSFORMED from poverty-stricken to LOWER MIDDLE CLASS and MIDDLE CLASS catagories.

 Only the sick-hearted would ever suggest that the Malays who are keen on UPHOLDING the ‘spirit of NEP’ are against GLOBALISATION and COMPETITIVENESS . Malays are FOR globalisation and competitiveness, like their Chinese and indian counterparts. However, to the Malays/Bumiputras, what’s the point of GLOBALISATION, COMPETITIVENESS, and DEVELOPED STATUS, if they are pushed to the ‘fringe’ of the ECONOMIC ARENA, or as their proverb goes, ‘bagai melukut di tepi gantang’. The Malays/Bumiputras fully understand the VICIOUS CIRCLE of capitalistic economy, whereby THE RICH GETS RICHER and THE POOR GETS POORER, unless certain AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS like the NEP is implemented, to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

The Malays/Bumiputras have clearly seen the ‘magics’ of the DEP, and how it had transformed them, their families and children. Indirectly, their transformation have TRANSFORMED the country too. They have also clearly seen that, DESPITE the NEP, Malaysia have positioned itself as one of TOP 20 TRADING NATIONS in the world, and lately, recognised as one of the TOP 10 MOST COMPETITIVE ECONOMIES on earth. What’s then the merit of argument by certain ill-hearted ‘experts’ that the NEP is a hindrance to globalisation and competitiveness.

Its nearer to truth to think of NEP as one of the KEY FACTORS to our countries SUCCESS STORIES. Infact, NEP has been KEY to PEACEFUL, STABLE and PROSPEROUS Malaysia. That being the case,  NEP should be incorporated as ‘part and parcel’ of any New Economic Models(NEM) for the country,  in order for it to succeed.


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