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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Old Faithful KimQ Fights On...

Tragedy of election under repression

By Kim Quek

At this time when Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders are indulging in an orgy of throwing public funds to buy votes in the current Sarawak state elections with polling only days from now (on April 16), it is indeed heartening to hear the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections’ (Bersih 2.0) categorically insisting that all forms of material inducement for votes including election promises constitute an election offence.

Bersih 2.0 chairman Ambiga Sreenevasan’s statement came in the wake of Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M) President Paul Low’s reservation as to whether election promises could be considered bribery and Minister Nazri Aziz’s outright denial of any election goodies handed out during election as corruption.

Anyone who has read through Sections 10 and 11 of the Election Offences Act 1954 should not have the slightest doubt that the rampant bribery that is going now in the form allocation of funds for a sundry of projects and purposes by BN leaders is indeed serious election offences.

These election goodies are no vague promises but actual allocation of funds with specific quantum to specific recipients or for specific projects. In short, these intended disbursements are executive decisions already made by the BN political leadership, for the obvious purpose of inducing the voters to return BN to power.


Section 10 of the Act defines bribery, in meticulous and elaborate details, as material benefits or promises in all forms dished out to induce votes. And Section 11 provides that such offences of “treating, undue influence and bribery” shall be punishable under the Criminal Procedure Code. These laws are so clear-cut that there should not be any room for any offender, enforcement body or the judiciary to wiggle its way from being accountable to the law.

Take for instance the announcement presently made (on Mar 30) by the Deputy Prime Minister cum Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin in Kuching, Sarawak, that allocations of a total of RM73.68 million were made for 3 types of schools in Sarawak. He said RM25.68 million was for 130 missionary schools, RM20 million for 197 Chinese type national schools and RM28 million for 1,266 national schools.

Muhyiddin further said that RM50,000 would be given to each missionary school in the near future through BN representative in the area concerned. The allocation’s initial disbursement of RM6.5 million to these schools will be followed by payment of the balance in the second round.

Now, isn’t that the clearest act of bribery? Any fool can see that such a sudden announcement of avalanche of ad hoc funds to the schools in the state only days before polling was intended to induce the electorate to vote in favour of BN.

And why single out Christian missionary schools for early payment? The reason is that Christians have been riled up by BN government lately through detention of their Malay language Bibles and such promise of early disbursement would at least soothe some ruffled feeling to minimize electoral damage. And why only disburse through BN representatives? This is of course a subtle blackmail that unless the BN candidate in your constituency is returned in the election, you may not get the promised cash endowment.


Muhyiddin and BN are therefore guilty of not only bribery and blackmail, but also abuse of power, as the funds that are used to buy votes are not BN money but public funds that belong to the people.

I see no reason why the Election Commission (EC) should not immediately give a stern notice to Muhyiddin that he has committed election offences; and the EC should also promptly make a report to both the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission with a view to take the necessary action for prosecution under the Criminal Procedure Code.

BN leaders have been observed to flout election laws with increasing abandonment as exhibited in their openly corrupt conduct in the last few by-elections; and the current Sarawak elections may yet see them achieving new heights in this direction.

Only two days before the dissolution of the Sarawak state assembly, both Prime Minister Najib Razak and his deputy Muhyiddin individually made announcements in Sarawak allocating funds that total well over RM300 million.

On that day (Mar 19), Najib announced in Serian that BN had allocated RM252 million for infrastructure projects that included rural electrification, clean water supply, roads and health clinic for the 7,700 households in the district.

On the same day, Muhyiddin announced in Sri Aman that BN had allocated a total of RM81 million of funds for the area. These include RM60.8 million for building a school in Lingga, RM18.5 million for the 15km Stumbin-Tanjung-Bijat-Stirau road, RM50 million to upgrade the Sembau-Stumbin road, RM1 million for flood mitigation projects at 5 Malay villages and RM600,000 for several longhouses.

There are of course many other goodies, announced and unannounced, big and small, such as the 2,000 Ha of land awarded to Chinese schools for generating incomes to supplement their operating expenditures, and the ubiquitous 1Malaysia NGO organizing sumptuous meals daily, complete with stage shows and lucky draws to make the electorate happy, compliments from BN of course.

We have not reached the formal campaign period yet, which will officially start on nomination day which falls on April 6. God knows how many more millions of public funds will be abused and dumped on the Sarawak electorate and how many more ingenious inducement will be unleashed to procure votes for BN.


The scenario of DPM Muhyiddin being nabbed by law as suggested earlier is of course a theoretical construct. In reality, none of the errant BN leaders is at risk of being convicted. This is due to the fact that the entire chain of law enforcement from EC and police to prosecutors and judges function more as henchmen of the incumbent power to preserve its rule, rather than as institutions which owe their loyalty to the country and the people.

Under these circumstances, the only constitutional redress lies with the electorate – if only they would exercise their votes to mete out punishment to the political leadership that has betrayed people’s trust. But that is a big IF.

The prerequisite to the people acting wisely as the final arbiter is that the people must first be enlightened of the truth. In a democratic country, this is no problem, as the people are well informed by an independent and free media. In fact, such flagrant transgression of election laws could never have happened in a democracy, for the ruling party would have been hounded out of office by unstoppable media onslaught alone without waiting for the electorate to do the sacking. But not so in a repressive country like Egypt under Mubarak or Tunisia under Ben Ali, or for that matter, the Umno hegemony.

The reason is simple, in addition to iron-fisted control through repressive legislation and degraded institutions, the country’s tightly-controlled mass media ensures that the majority of people are kept in the darkness.


The people of Egypt and Tunisia succeeded in overthrowing their autocratic rulers, people power style, only because of the presence of a combination of factors, among which is the break out of information stranglehold through skilful utilization of modern information technology such as Internet and hand phones. These devices enabled a large section of the populace to be instantly informed of the latest true picture, as well as facilitated prompt mobilization of mass movement.

While it is outside the scope of this article to look into the various factors contributing to these people power phenomena, one important lesson we must learn is about elections in a repressive country.

Take the case of Mubarak who reigned for three decades. At the last election in 2005 when he was re-elected for a fifth six-year term, he garnered 88% of the votes cast in a ‘democratic’ election. But when the people power came, he was literarily chased out of office through irrepressible anger expressed by almost unanimity of masses across the land. If the thumping majority he received in every one of the past five elections over three decades had been obtained through really democratic elections, is it conceivable that the entire population would have turned violently against him overnight?

The lesson is that the so-called democratic elections held under repressive conditions, such as those in Egypt, Tunisia and Malaysia, are potential time-bombs. The explosion will come when there are enough people who come to know the truth, ignited by a spark in a combustible atmosphere.

Let BN be warned that its unrestrained violation of democratic norms are moves that are channeling the country towards that regrettable destiny.

Kim Quek


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

BUMming around, aand Desi ofTEN begs to differ wit' Rockybru!

We engage in socio-political discourse based on one core principle -- WE MUST BE AGREEABLE IN OUR DISAGREEMENT.

I have no problem with Datuk Ahirudin Attan being a pro-UMNO blogger; likewise he and his cronies, with are many, don't have [roblems with me being pro-PKR (and by extension, pro-Anwar).

I am proud to have served as Organising Committee chair for FOUR annualoutings of Bloggers United Malaysia/Bloggers Universe Malaysia (BUM), with the last referenced at, and beside me, Rockybru had been the constant Co-chair. I've with the conclusion of each BUM gathering, all four at the Lakeview Club, SJ, appealed to Rocky that he should Chair the BUM events the following year, and each time he begged to decline, and Desi became the "reluctant" chairman, and I could feel the chair creaking at higher desibels each subsequent time.Mayhaps I'm putting on weight -- such is the good life as a Kapitalist writHer during the wickedends:) while I semi-stuff during the socialistik weAkdies!:(

On lust hazy lazy mazy Sundae, I popped by at, wanting to pop in an urgent Off-topic msg about BUM2011 when I saw a subtly anti-Anwar peice by the host.
I penned a short commment here/hear which leads off today's post -- this ismy cyberhome, so I give priority to Desi's OP, OK! I owe Rocky no loyalty except as a BUMmer who will buy him endless rounds of tehtarik as long as he and his kakis hit Furong anytime/anydime. Vice versa, I hit him back more by being present at Jalan TangC's NPC at the write time!


desiderata said...

Dear Rockybru: I have come here/hear but only under very sspecial circusmtances do I pen my opinion. This is one,hear goes:)

Yes, by giving a DNA sample -- which police already haveAnwar's, by the way, from previous investigations, remember? -- the former DPM might satisfy people ofyour thinking. BUT the fundamental right of anyone in NOT giving a DNA sample, and in Anwar's case, the diligent judge must have agreed, is ANWAR's human right to exercise ALONE.

Think about this point, dear friends hear: A DNA can be PLANTED INTO ANOTHER MALE'S ANUS.

But to plant semen -- which had to be fresh or the millions of sperm would die quickly outside the human body -- would be the most challenging of tasks...and that will be the TEST IN THE SODOMY @ CASE.

Even if Anwar's DNA could be proven to have been in Saiful's anus, IT COULD HAVE BEEN PLANTED... I rest my case here as MORE EVIDENCE will come out. I just pray the court is not of Augustine Paul's standard lah!:( -- YL, Desi, fullOFerotica sometimes

7:43 AM


And rockybru's knotty peace follows:(:(:(OR to his many supporters :):):)

See how Demoktratik Desi's, he even allows you to beg to differ at his cyberhome, and not sarcastically run you down with a dismissal like wan royalblooger-in-exile does to his differers.

Sunday, March 27, 2011
Of getting laid, lies and liars

Anwar's (o)mega opportunity. I wrote in my column in the Paper That Cares Of Sex, Lies and Politicians (24 March, 2011) that "this is not the first time Malaysia has been rocked by a sex video scandal involving prominent politicians". We've been on this road before. Twice before. Chua Soi Lek, who was also a victim, resigned and then made one of the most spectacular comebacks in Malaysia's political history!

In the so-called Anwar sex video scandal, the ball is now in the court of the three men who called themselves Dato T, to prove the video in their possesion is authentic and not a hideous attempt to bring down an enemy.
If the video was indeed doctored as claimed by Anwar and loyalists like Nik Nazmi, the three must be charged and sent to jail.
If it's authentic, well, life will still move on and Malaysians know it.
They will probably not discount the possibility of a comeback. Or, at least some of them won't rule it out.

Anwar has a great opportunity here to make an even more spectacular comeback than CSL. All he needs to do, as Soi Lek himself has stated, is to prove that he is NOT the man in the sex video. So eeeeasy. Reformasi failed before and it will be harder to make it work this time. Please don't squander this opportunity like he did on the DNA issued.
In my posting I am Not Male Y, I wrote:

This is Anwar's best chance to prove to all that he is not "Male Y" and that he is a victim of conspiracy, indeed. All he needs to do is volunteer his own DNA sample and let the truth finally prevail.

His coterie of advisers, however, had advised him against volunteering. They also advised Anwar to fight tooth and nail against the prosecution's attempt to get the judge in the Sodomy ll case to compel Anwar to give his DNA sample. I thought that it was bad advice. I think Anwar is being ill-advised.
p.s. In case you're wondering, the picture above shows an Omega watch BUT not the one that Wan Aziz is allegedly keeping for her husband, h e r e. No I don't have an Omega but if could, I would like to have this one. Because it's close to orange.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Of someone who thinks he's above all politics...

And yet is playing politics to the hilt ...Ten or twenty million in the coffers by way of a generous philanthropist/s eh!? Of one heading MCLM who self-glorifies himself and co-pilot and believes they are the saviors of the Malaysia others, especially the Pakatan Rakyat components, have fought for since Independence, and he and his Johnny-cometh-lately and similar ilk-troppers like enter the stage just a decade ago, and constantly run others down...

Here's one "discerning voice" I must thank in advance for borrowing his/her thoughts I sighted at another web portal:

"Here be Harris, the pied piper seeking his path for salvation... piping a melodious tune...promising justice, freedom and emancipation from the crutches of human folies ... and take us away to Utopia there never will be !! For in truth and in reality, the way of the world is not how we make it ... but how HE chooses to script it !! ..for we are mere actors that struts and frets on stage and then is heard no more !!! There are no solutions to all the human issues, the product of human imperfections! It is not an issueof race, of Malays, of Islam or of any religion ...but an issue of the frailities of the humankind, of ignorance, of avarice, hypocrisy, etc So dear brother, salivate if you must in the adulations of your fellow citizens ... but I believe there is no perfect world, perfect human... and we should understand our being within this construct !! All greatness is HIS and HIS alone. "


AND another commneter calling himself "Better My" has this to say:

Anonymous Better My said...

You sait it yourself: Now, that will be very interesting if Azmin Ali rejects Haris Ibrahim's MCLM-offered candidates."
11:19 AM, February 16, 2011

Cut through most of the bullshit that you are talkign about, it comes down to this.

MCM keeps on saying contradictory things on the run. Will they go for contest as independent if their candidates are rejected by PR? That was their openly stated plans at times and then silence on this at other times.

MCM is never going to change the govt, just reducing the chances of PR getting the govt, they are toally without structure and just making hypcortical noises that they can can never the results they want.

If you really belive in the cause, Ktemoc, you would spend more time arguing for the chance to be given to PR to get to the office to open Malaysia to a more free, open and democratic country, despite the imperfections and weakness of canditates selection in the past. theya re the only party that can delvier the goods, Otherwise, all yourour blogging in your site and elsewhere is a total waste of time

Talk for talk sake, activist for activism sake is pure garbage, like what rpk haris are doing. There has to be an end results to al these talks and it is critical that the end results are acheived in the next GE, befor ehte extremist malay take over as they would have delivered the votes to bn.

I am NOT PR registeed party apparachcks person. Never attened any party meeting. I just want good things for all in Malaysia, because I have experienced many good things for myself, a far cry from the daily garbage thrown at rakyat, that you appear unaware of, if you have, you are incapable of sharing them with others with your selfish attritudes in malaysia.
6:13 AM, February 18, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rumination -- NegaraKu, what the hell is going on in Malaysia?

The events in the past week starting with the Datuk T sex video episode has plunged my country into below gutter level of political depths. Sodomy 1 from 12 to 13 years ago was not enough, the powers-that-be invented Sodomy 2. Now the T stooges staged a sex video ala Chua Soi Lek having sex with a woman NOT his wife. Except the former Health -- is it Hell? -- Minister Chua confessed quickly enough to the offence, got his family's forgiveness, I presumed. BUT THE NOW MCA PRESIDENT IS STILL HAVING THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES HANGING OVER HIS HEAD. Anytime the UMNO chief fancies to remove the next senior to UMNO in the BN coalition chief, Chua's head will fall... AND THE IRONY, as I wrote in my post yesterday, CHUA STUIP]DLY WADED INTO DANGEROUS H2O BY CALLING ON ANWAR IBRAHIM TO PROVE OR REFURE WITH EVIDENCE HE WAS THE ACTOR IN THE DATUK T SEX ROMP!

As todie is Sundae, Desi sometimes wades into dangerous waters too. Once I almost drowned swimming in a mining pool in Mambau, NS; another escapade from tsunami-like experience would have been my fate had the water risen to TWO FEET from about one foot and my old Toyota car did not stall while I navigated the stream along Jalan Ampang wan evening quite eon years ago.

But today I'm not talking about my cowboy existence.I'm talking about the state of the nation of my homeland called Malaysia.

I told mGf Din and Mohd Nor at late breakfast just four hours ago in Furong taht I feel very ashamed of Malaysia after the Datuk T story broke.

The RMPF/PDRM showed its double standards.

And "immoral" politikuses with a past shelf-life are trying to pull a fast one on us EVEN AS SODOMY 2 IS TIGHTENNING A ROPE AROUND A FORMER DPM.

Din and Mohd Nor agreed with me the MALAY MALAYSIAN community now hang its face in "shame" indescribable. A Chinese Malaysian like Desi also bows his head low. Koboi Ng wit' me like a true C&W diehard sings "Hang down your head Tom Dolley, Hang down your head and cry...". But tears cannot wipe out the shame on Malaysians' faces the past week, the international villagers are laughing at US named Malaysains...

Do politicians have not an iota of decency un their heart?
Don't they have a human trait called milk of conscience towards fellow humankind?
IF given a choice, I would ask these Trio of Datuks to do as what I give stanard replies to all the Negerian scammers via email offering Desi a fortune falling from the sky:

"GO DIG A HOLE LARGE ENOUGH TO HOUSE YOUR FAMILY AND LOVED ONES, if you have any, AND ENJOY THE LOOT! I have enough for my tehtarik dan e-rotic cHanai, cukuplah!"

Saturday, March 26, 2011

CSL steps into dangerous terrortry foolishly...

The former Minister of Health whom I held in high esteem for outstanding performance at the Health/Hell Ministry, performs badly in sociological environment. Already confessed culprit in a sex video of him having sex with a woman NOT his wife, Chua dared Anwar Ibrahim to prove his innocence -- that s,he's NOT the man shown having sex with a woman as disclosed by Datuk T. (Aside, by none other than one-third of a composite Datuk T who escaped an alleged charge of statutory rape of a minor while serving as CEO of Malacca state because BN-UMNO bent the law to protect its toe-liners.) As expected Rahim Thamby Chik cheekily offered he felt that Anwar was not fit to be a potential Prime Minister; Desi chicly asked: So art thou better equippped to be a PM? Ready to step into Najib's shoes eh? YES? -- Leapfrogging over Muhyddin Yassin? NO?

mGf -- which stands for myGoOGfriend -- Donplaypuks aka ES Shankar has this short rebuff to CSL: "Saturday, 26 March 2011 14:52 posted by donplaypuks

"The onus is on Anwar to prove that he is not involved in the video and it is a golden opportunity for him to prove that he is innocent and give his fullest cooperation to the police in the course of the investigation,” Dr Chua told reporters..."

Yet another BN/MCA Minister who doesn't know the Constitution or Law.

There is no onus on anyone to prove their innocence. It is up to the accuser and prosecution to prove the charge FIRST!!

Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!"

Friday, March 25, 2011

PKR Comms Director has something important to report...

Via the Malaysian Chronicle:)

Thursday, 24 March 2011 19:44
Najib met the Datuk T trio on Wednesday evening, says PKR
Written by Stan Lee, Malaysia Chronicle

(12 votes)
Najib met the Datuk T trio on Wednesday evening, says PKR

Prime Minister Najib Razak met with the three men behind the sex video that allegedly showed a man looking like Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim having sex with a prostitute, said PKR in a statement issued on Thursday.

“I urge the prime minister himself to respond to reports from sources that the three masterminds had met with him in his office in Parliament," PKR communications director Nik Nazmi.

Nik Nazmi said that PKR was also told the meeting took place on Wednesday evening at the same time that Najib chaired an Umno political bureau meeting.

“To clear his name and Umno’s, the prime minister must make an immediate statement on what was discussed with the three masterminds of the sex video that has brought shame to Malaysia,” said Nik Nazmi, who is also the Seri Setia assemblyman.

Crime but police have not confiscated the tape

In what has widely been perceived as the latest conspiracy by the Umno elite to tarnish Anwar, the three men had organised a screening of the 21-minute video for editors and journalists of the mainstream media.

The three are former Malacca chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik, businessman Shazryl Eskay and Perkasa treasurer Shuib Lazim. They had admitted to organising the screening of the video on Wednesday afternoon.

They have refused to surrender the tape to the police or to Anwar. In a bid to deflect attention from the fact that they had broken the law, they have demanded that a Royal Commission of Inquiry be set up to determine if Anwar was the man in the tape.

It is a crime to keep pornographic material and screening it in public is an offense that can be punished by imprisonment of up to 5 years.

Nevertheless, police have not moved to confiscate the tape nor arrest the men although they themselves had confessed to a crime.

“This raise serious questions over the involvement of government leaders in the recording and screening of the sex video that clearly violates several laws,” pointed out Nik Nazmi.


Nik Nazmi also said that the government’s reluctance to take stern action against those involved only boosted the perception that it was involved in the conspiracy against Anwar.

PKR MP for Sungai Petani Johari Abdul had first exposed the trio, but Rahim accused him of demanding money to defect. Johari had been taken by Shuib to see Shazryl and Ramli, who screened the video for him. Ramli had tried to entice him to cross over.

But according to Johari, the former Malacca chief minister had also promised to bring him to see Najib if he agreed to dump PKR. This implies that Najib was aware of the operation to smear Anwar and to get PKR MPs to hop over.

Anwar has denied being the man in the tape and has accused Najib and Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein as being among the perpetrators.

PKR want Datuk Seri Najib Razak to explain his alleged meeting yesterday with the three men behind the video purportedly showing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim having sex with a Chinese prostitute.

DESIDERATA: I would want all the media to STOP ID-ing the socalled sex partner in the video as a "prostitute" and her ancestry to be "Chinese"...In the first case, she could be a girlfriend of one of the Datuk T.

Also, she could easily be a Thai, Mongolian or even Syrian,NO? Malaysians have proven rhemselves to have multinational tastes! Remember original ID of a gal in another video at a police station was wrongly made as from mainland China, and a Wisma Putra official went to China to tender an apology for her being made TO DO SQUATTING many times? Later it transoired she was a Malaysian Malay gal, don't you forget!

How convenient is it to now "compose" a new hybrid person called a Datuk T for "Trio" ala the Triity! -- I believe these culprits are preparing for an "escape route" when it boomerangs on them.

Can a hybridised Homo sapiens be liable under Malaysian law?

If there is any mens rea/MOTIVE for the offence, Rahim Thamby Chik had openly stated it -- he said DSAnwar Ibrahom was responsible for his loss of the job as Malacca's chief minister, and this sex episode has all the ingredents of "vengeance" politics, NO?/Yes?/Maybe?

Hey, I must think the former CM of Malacca has got an IQ slightly above ZERO! Remember he was acquitted of a sex charge involving a minor not so longer ago? Or BIG brother then PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad instructed the AG's Chambers to drop the charges? My gas is as gOod as yours, my Esteemed/XXsteamed Readers! :(:(

Thursday, March 24, 2011

KimQ lends an analysis...

Sex video – technical insights & rationale

By Kim Quek


This article was actually written yesterday (Mar 24), but upon completing the article, I was stunned by the explosive news of the sudden appearance of the trio behind the sex video. Concerned that my article might have been overtaken by this sudden turn of events, I withheld its release yesterday. However, upon a review of the latest events, I find that the technical insights and rationale put forward therein are still valid and pertinent to the issue at hand. I hence present my following article with the hope that it will add to the understanding of this fast evolving drama.

There is one simple way to find out whether ‘Datuk T’s’ pornographic video showing a look-alike of Anwar Ibrahim is a hoax, and that is to go to Anwar’s face book from your own face book account and look for his entries at the time when the video was supposed to be recorded, which is 10:23pm to 10:45pm on Feb 21, 2011.

I just did that, and I found that Anwar made entries on that day at 10:40pm, 10:49pm, 10:50pm, for which he received 9 comments, 17 comments, 8 comments respectively. And thereafter, he made another 7 entries, up till 11:028pm. The fact that Anwar was actually posting messages in face book at the relevant time clearly indicates that Anwar couldn’t have been doing what was indicated in the video.

As jokingly exclaimed by Anwar during the press conference on Mar 21, hours after the exposure of the video: How could he be carrying out the sex act and typing on his computer at the same time? Obviously, ‘Datuk T’ had neglected to look up Anwar’s face book before he launched his pornographic piece.


Purely on a technical level, another question that puzzled me was: How could so many acts be compressed into the purported duration of 22 minutes as indicated in the video? Journalists who had viewed the video said that the love-making part lasted 17 minutes. This means that within the remaining 5 minutes, the following events had to be completed:

Pre-sex act:

· Anwar look-alike (Mr. X) walked into the room with the conductor who gave instruction to the prostitute who was already waiting there. The conductor left the room.

· The couple undressed.

· Woman went into the bathroom and took a bath, which should include wiping dry with a towel (the undressing and bathroom part of the video was skipped by ‘Datuk T’, but he said the woman took a bath).

Post-sex act:

· Mr.X wiped his lower part with tissue, and went into the bathroom to clean himself, which presumably included washing and wiping dry with a towel.

· Mr. X came out from the bathroom, dressed himself and walked off the room.

It should be obvious that when one tallies up the reasonable time allowed for completing each of these events, the total will far exceed 5 minutes. This conflict of time frames further undermines the credibility of the video clip.


‘Datuk T’ said that the sex romp took place in a Spa which provides sex in Kuala Lumpur.

Will anyone believe that opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim – who has been subjected incessantly to all sorts of cruel and unjust political persecution for the past 13 years, branded as enemy number one, for which the ruling power has been desperate to see that he is politically annihilated – would even condescend to walk into a place of such disrepute at the peak hours, where he would be instantly recognized by almost everyone present there, not to mention having sex with a prostitute in the same place? Haven’t ‘Datuk T’ and the plotters behind him overstretched their imagination, if they think the people would swallow such a story?

‘Datuk T’ also claimed that Anwar sent him to the room to look for his lost watch.

If Anwar had patronized a prostitute in the room, would he be so foolish as to send someone to the room to look for his watch? Wouldn’t that stupid act amount to a virtual confession to others what misdeed he had done there? And wouldn’t that confession spell the end of his political career? Who will believe that Anwar would value the watch more than his family, his political career and the destiny of his country and his people?

Despite the indefatigable effort of the ruling power to fix Anwar all these years, has it produced an iota of evidence of his political or moral misconduct, such as corruption, abuse of power, religious or moral sins?

If Anwar has shown none of these weaknesses, why should Malaysians believe ‘Datuk T’ in preference over Anwar, when what the former has displayed so far is nothing but crass acts of character assassination that serves the evil design of his political masters?

Kim Quek

Captain of the T Stooges ala-Perkosa...

Cuntinuing from yesterday -- when our Malaysian crazies wer in a frenzy! -- latest from Proved its credibility when within 24 hours the key Players in the sex tape episode came out into the open to confess their roles. What the blardy hell is the RMP/PDRM (Polis Diraja Malaysia) waiting for? My appeals:

!. Nab all these THREE STOOGES;

2. Nab Dr Chua Soi Lek who must now face the music so that the law is seen to be acted on Without Fear or Favour!

Nazri -- Double Standards, minister of law? or Ooouchlaw!!!???

Datuk T @ Shazryl Eskay Abdullah Admits He is IN the Sex-Tape

Thursday, March 24, 2011



"....I was also IN the (sex-video) Tape"
- Shazryl Eskay Abdullah @ Datuk T
(at the presss conference, 23 March 2011)

Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah @ Datuk T admitted he was IN the Sex-Tape which was screened to journalists.

He made this admission during the press conference yesterday (March 23) held together with Ramli Thamby Chik, the other person responsible for screening the sex-tape. Ramili is the Chairman of Risda, a former Vice-President of UMNO and former Chief Minister of Melaka.

Shazryl said at the press conference he was "100 percent" sure that it was Anwar in the tape.

"Because I was also IN the tape," he said,

But he refused to answer questions about his role IN THE TAPE and as his presence in the hotel where the alleged sex act take place. Read here for more in Malaysiakini OR HERE

Many readers felt Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, facial feature-wise, bears a strong resemblance to Anwar Ibrahim, whom Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Rahim Thamby Chik accused as the man having sex with the prostitute in the black-and-white video-tape.

BACKGROUND : Shazryl Eskay Abdullah

Shazryl Eskay Abdullah is embroiled in a court case in which he is suing claiming a breach of contract by defendants — Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd and Datuk Yahya Jalil — for failing to pay him RM20 million after he had procured the rights to the Malaysia-Singapore International Gateway (SIG) bridge project (the infamous "the crooked bridge" project). He filed the suit in 2002.

The “crooked bridge” project was terminated by the Abdullah administration in 2006.

Datuk Yahya A. Jalil is the Executive director and major of shareholder Merong Mahawangsa.

Shazryl Eskay said Yahya Jalil had sought his services and his “discretion and good relations” with the governmentto procure the project from the GOVERNMENT and to secure RM640 million in foreign funds for the project.

Shazryl said in court he had also helped Yahya Jalil to gain access to then-deputy prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim.

Yahya admitted today to having a casual meeting with Anwar at the former minister’s house with Shazryl in 1998 but couldn’t recollect discussing the bridge.

Shazryl Eskay also claimed Yahya Jalil suggested a RM20 million in remunerations for his services, which has not been paid.

Shazryl Eskay is seeking a RM20 million payment from the defendants as well as interest, costs and other relief deemed fit by the court.

Shazryl Eskay was a former Thai honorary consul in Kedah when a new Thai consulate was established in 2005 in Langkawi located on the grounds of Kampung Tok Senik although there is already a Thai consulate in Penang .

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who Is Datuk T?

From, we will have do a Sherlock Holmes -- please visit the named site as it's where Desi C&P this following trail...

The CAST of players will also imply a MONEY TRAIL LATER, so the FUNd begins. ENJOY!:)

Who is Datuk T and the People Behind the Screening of the Sex Tape ?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
A reader wrote in with the following information:

1. Who is Dato T?

He is Dato Eskay.
The guy who sue Dato Yahya Jalil on Jambatan Bengkok.Now case in High Court.

2. Who book hotel room at Carcosa?


3. Who is the Chairman (of RISDA) ?

Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Chik.

4. Is the police involve?

I am not sure.
But the police officer invite Johari MP for Sungai Petani to Hotel Flamingo Ampang to view the Video. The IGP must come clean of this.Otherwise the police credibility at stake.

5. Who is the other guy at Hotel Flamingo?

Dato Shuib Lazim.
He try to convince Johari to leave PKR.They promise him million.


Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah



".... Shazryl Eskay Abdullah, the plaintiff in the case had filed the suit in January 2002, claiming a breach of contract by defendants — Merong Mahawangsa Sdn Bhd and Datuk Yahya A. Jalil — for failing to pay him RM20 million after he had procured the project for them.

In the statement of claim, the plaintiff stated that Yahya, who is the executive director and major shareholder of Merong Mahawangsa, had enlisted his help to procure the project from the government and to secure a RM640 million foreign fund for the project.He claimed that the second defendant had sought his help for his “discretion and good relations” with the government.Shazryl said the second defendant suggested a RM20 million remuneration for his services, which has not been paid...." Read here for more

Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Chik, Chairman of RISDA


Tan Sri Rahim Tamby Chik is a former vice-president of the United Malays National Organization. He was aligned with Dr. Mahathir during the 1987 UMNO General Assembly. He was the chief minister of Malacca from 1982 to 1994. In 1994 Rahim was charged with statutory rape of a minor, however, the public prosecutor later withdrew the charge citing lack of evidence.[1] Opposition politician Lim Guan Eng was later charged with sedition for printing and distributing pamphlets containing details of the allegation against Rahim. (source: Wikipedia)

Johari Abdul, MP Sg Petani from PKR

Dato' Johari Abdul is a Malaysian politician and is currently the Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Sungai Petani constituency in Kedah, Malaysia. He is a member of the People's Justice Party (PKR) in the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition. Johari was elected to the Sungai Petani seat in the 2008 election, defeating Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin of the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.He was previously a director of the National Civics Bureau.[3] He has a Master's degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Lancaster. (source: Wikipedia)

Dato Shuib Lazim - Treasurer of PERKASA


And from the Malaysian Insider cometh this latest from the coward, Datuk T:

‘Datuk T’ says will not give video to Anwar
By Clara Chooi
March 22, 2011

Anwar speaks to the press after lodging a police report at the Dang Wangi police station in Kuala Lumpur today, March 22, 2011. — Picture by Jack Ooi
KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — A man claiming to be the mysterious “Datuk T” behind the screening of a sex video allegedly featuring Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim emerged again today, and said he would not surrender his recording to the opposition leader, his wife or any authority.

Instead, he pledged to give a copy of the 21-minute long video and the Omega watch supposedly belonging to Anwar to an independent commission, which he urged all media and non-governmental organisations to jointly form to investigate the authenticity of the clip.

In an emailed press statement purportedly penned by him this evening, Datuk T explained that his change of heart was due to Anwar’s denial of his involvement in the video and his police report lodged today.

“Now that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has lodged a police report denying that he is the man in a sex video screened to media personnel on Monday, I presume that he and his wife are not interested to receive a copy of the recording from me next Monday.

“Therefore I am calling on the media fraternity and NGOs to immediately form an independent public commission to investigate the authenticity of the tape,” he wrote.

The commission, he said, would also be allowed to engage foreign experts from any country to verify the recording.

“I will hand over the original recording to the public commission. I will also hand over the Omega watch that was found in the room where Anwar was caught on video with a foreign prostitute.

“The commission can send the watch to forensic experts to find if DNA found on the watch matched Anwar’s,” he said.

During yesterday’s screening to selected media personnel at a prominent hotel here, the unidentified man had promised to surrender a copy of the video to Anwar and his wife Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail next Monday.

This, he had said, was to enable the duo to identify the man in the video and subsequently to announce their resignations.

Despite deciding not to surrender the video to Anwar and Wan Azizah, Datuk T pledged to stick to his promise that the recordings will be kept away from the hands of the authorities.

This, he predicted, was because any police involvement would likely invite further denial from Anwar.

“Datuk Seri Anwar would only divert attention, claiming that the police are in cohorts with the government if the outcome of the investigation did not favour him.

“I will hand it to the proposed public commission comprising the media and NGOs,” he insisted.

Datuk T had earlier placed calls at about 4.30 this evening to the mobile phones of several reporters from the mainstream media to inform them of his latest email statement.

According to one reporter, “Datuk T” had also sought help from the reporters to disseminate the emails to other journalists from the alternative media.

He had also requested that his mobile number remained a secret.

The identity of the caller could however not be verified, said the reporter.

Datuk T first emerged yesterday to reveal the video recording of a man resembling Anwar engaging in sex acts with a woman, believed to be a prostitute from China.

According to Datuk T, the video was taken on February 21 from closed-circuit television camera recordings found in a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur.

The black-and-white video was shown in several parts, beginning with the politician, a woman with East Asian features, and another unidentified man in a hotel room.

The second part, recorded from four slightly different angles, showed the man receiving oral sex from the woman and then having sexual intercourse with her in several positions.

Anwar, his wife and numerous other Pakatan Rakyat lawmakers have since denied the authenticity of the clip. The opposition leader also lodged a police report on the matter today.

Barisan Nasional leaders have also denied their involvement in the making of the clip.


The Royal Malaysian Police must go after Datuk T in the first instance -- T has a case to answer on "possession of and displaying a pornographic film to the medis" which to my limited knowledge is an OFFENCE under the Criminal Penal Code -- to Minister Nazri YES/No?Maybe?

With PLAYERS like Rahim Thamby Chik, going by the first report as being true, the saga will become very juicy. Th trail leads right up to HIGHER ranks within UMNO -- NO/yes/Maybe-- your gas is as gOod as mine ~~ YL, Desi. ENJOY w'ile this LUSTS!

NEWS BREAK from -- I apologise to my former workplace bosses IF I DIDN'T PAY FOR MY ACCESS. Poor buggerwritHer had to bollow wan from a subscriber who is KNOT DATUK T! We have heard about Zaid-Kitingan-Soh triumvirate; now UMNO wants to make known its "trio" too. Desi just has two cowgal six-shooters, on leftist the other rightist. If you wanna face-off with Desi, meet me at Pemiang Koner, Furong. If you have to aRsEk where FR is, get ooouch of hear!:(

Here follows Mkini report, please sign up as a subscriber, will you!:)

Former Malacca chief minister Rahim Thamby Chik, who today admitted that he is one of the three persons behind the sex tape scandal, has called for a royal commission to determine the authenticity of the clip.

He told a press conference this afternoon that the royal commission should include three key opposition leaders - PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat and DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang.

Also present at the hastily organised press conference was another member of 'Datuk T', the codename for 'Datuk Trio' - businessman Shazryl Eskay Abdullah.

The third man, Perkasa treasurer-general and ex-senator Shuib Lazim, was not there.

The 20-minute sex tape showed a man having sex with woman in a hotel room.

Wan Azizah's husband and PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim had on Monday denied he was the man in the video. He has also lodged a police report.

Shazryl Eskay in video too

Both Rahim and Shazryl Eskay refused to answer any questions pertaining to the sex video, saying that the police are already investigating the matter.

They insisted that the man in the video was Anwar and that they have in their possession the opposition leader's Omega watch.

Shazryl Eskay said he was in the video, without elaborating. According to those who have watched the clip, there were initially two men at the beginning of the video.

Rahim also accused PKR MP for Sungai Petani Johari Abdul, who had called a press conference earlier today revealing the identity of those involved in the sex tape scandal, of demanding a pay-off.

Johari, according to Rahim, has asked for RM100,000 as "duit pelincir" ('grease money') and RM1 million to defect to BN.

Rahim called on Anwar to "emulate" him in quitting politics after he was embroiled in a sex scandal.

In 1994, Rahim resigned from his Malacca chief minister's post after he was implicated in a sex scandal involving an underaged girl.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Desperado BN/UMNOohNO! Politics via RM-Desperado Datuk T!

When Desi was alerted by mGf dpp and Jon from KL to read Rockybru's yesterday afternoon, I was still watching CNN - I do that everydie the past two weeks to keep track of Japan and Libya -- so I thanked them for dIe alert, said would peep in later.

Now it wasn't the sort of new level of "gutter politics" I was expected, but a useful "LINK" from Rocky's led to a Datuk T's antics of trying to bring Opposition Leader (my party chief BTW mention so that my ER know where I'm kambing from...) DS Anwar Ibrahim down.

After Sodomy I and Sodomy II still in progress, this Datuk T must be paid BIG money to hold a video screening at Seri Carcosa. I wished I had a sponsor in his/her/its league so I can proceed organising BUM2011 now in limbo -- OR IS THIS T GUY DOING NATIONAL SERVICE,in his corrupted mind?

I patiently waited for this moUrn's MSM reportage before I do this comment -- I think the goings-on in Japan with its terrible quake-tsunami aftermath of nuclear and humanitarian woes, and the "uncertain and quick-changing" scenearios played out before my very/weary eye in Libya/Yemen/Syria/Bahrain were good enough to keep Desi on sitting knife edge -- badder than watching "24" but REALITY being played out via the idiot box the past two weeksentertaining and educating Desi more than Jack Bauer... Maaf I digress...THAT'S A BUMmer's privilege to abuse wantonly and randomly, so please get aboard the Bloggers' band-wagon, koboi style oso cun!

Let me just give extracts from Rocky's**** and The Star's frontpage++++ lead (I spent RM1.20 for de kopi OK, although I lead a chuch mousey writHer's life!), OK!? -- hey that's a rhetoric Q,no need answer or AP from ye K! --


Monday, March 21, 2011
Have you watched Anwar's sex video?
NO, I have not watched the video. I was not invited this morning to Carcosa for the special screening of the explosive sex video for journalists. And because I have not watched the video, how can I believe that's him on the video thumping away a Chinese-looking woman, said to be a prostitute? But I can't say I don't believe, either. I am skeptical but I can't do YB Nik Nazmi and declare that it's a doctored video even though Nik Azmi has not watched the video. Remember, we thought it could not have been Chua Soi Lek in that sex video from Batu Pahat, but it was. We thought it could not have been Vijendran, but it turned out to be him.


Tuesday March 22, 2011
Sex video shocker

KUALA LUMPUR: The release of a video recording of a man resembling an opposition party leader having sex with a foreign prostitute has shocked the nation in the latest scandal to rock the country.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, speaking at a press conference at 5.30pm – some four hours after news of the recording’s existence first got out – denied that he was the man and dismissed the whole thing as a political ploy.
Anwar gesturing during a press conference at the PKR headquarters in Petaling Jaya to counter claims about a sex video. — ROHAIZAT MD DARUS / The Star

A mysterious Malay man, who identified himself as “Datuk T”, released the video at Carcosa Seri Negara. Invited newsmen were shown the almost 22-minute video under much secrecy and security.

“Datuk T” gave the politician and his wife a week to quit politics and threatened to make public the video through some NGOs if they did not.

The revelation of the tape also overshadowed other events and even rendered the Parliament debates tame as both sides of the divide digested the latest scandal.

Related Stories:
Sex video becomes talk of the town in a matter of hours
Cops not involved in sex video, says Najib
XXXXZaid: It is standard PKR reaction
High security and secrecy before screening
Video of man resembling politician shown to pressmen
&&&&Anwar: I’m not the man
PAS may review ties if video is authentic


Sdr Anwar in his reaction is best read at The Star at report marked&&&& as you have to see the picture which does give one sight of his body language, with wife Wan Azizah at his side-- brave womann of PKR, I'm mighty proud of this Prez!

My take on all this "expose" shows the desperate state of the powers-that-be that fear Anwar-becoming-PM most, which of course means the present, and some past, leaders of UMNO (Along with cronies in MCA, PIC and other hangers-on...).

I must also urge readers to take note at item marked XXXX that a former UMNO leader who joined PKR and tried to burn down the house when he couldn't reach the deputy Prez' seat last year, also joined in the gutter politics -- may the gOoD Lord keep Anwar save from the ilks of now KITA's chief Zaid Ibrahim, UBF's chief Jeffrey Kitingan and "the moneybagman behind the scene" Soh Chee Wen whom I have written much about as the triumvirate who acted/act as the "moles" trying to destroy PKR and Anwar from within.

I am truly amazed how low Malaysian gutter politics has descended. We had already made headlines a decade ago with Sodomy I; yet the powers-that-be refused to exercise somemilk of humanity. MALAYSIA, HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

before we hang our heads in shame when Datuk T and more clones of the same ilk keep trying to displace Libya and Japan from the international news headlines?

Who indeed, weep for NegaraKu, I have lamented many times...
GOD save us from these desperadoes who make Desi shake his head in sorrow:

Will Malaysia also meet its near-"Apolcalyse" enddimes before of some Malaysian's heinous acts

for the almighty dollar -- RM20million, to beat She Nyet Foong's recrd?-- Datuk T???

IF THE ROYAL MALAYSIAN POLICE ARE SERIOUS IN DOING ITS WORK WITHOUT DOUBLE STANDARDS, the first person to nab would be "Datuk T" for screenig a "porn movie" at Seri Carcosa, and also another bunch of MPs at Parliament House lounge.

Monday, March 21, 2011

what are fRiends for if not just to share the times...

GOoD -- as God in Us -- or bad, as not everything can be bright without the periodic darkness eh!

"to mGf wherever thou art, may GOD -- however you deem Him to be -- be wit' you aweways."
~~ Desi

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need
You have expressed.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with
Guidance and support,

To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend and they are.

They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,

This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an

Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.

Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire
Fulfilled, their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has
Come to share, grow or learn.

They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.

They may teach you something you have never done.

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy..

Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,

Things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional

Your job is to accept the lesson,

Love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other
Relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life,

Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Operation Odyssey Dawn -- Beginning of Ghadafi's Sunset?

Libya's Moammar Ghadafi might join Hosni Mubarak in retirement/hiding/on the run/whatever if what the main backers of the United Nations' sanctioned "No Fly Zone" establishment in Libya have their way.

Principally led b France, UK and the US, as the Operation Odyssey Dawn entered the second day today (Sunday), iy's still anybody's guess how long the defiant Ghadafi and his supporting miliary forces would be able to last the onslaught as the "allied" forces bombarded at the main targets in Libya near the northern coast, including Benghazi and capital Tripoli, and it's indeed "unclear" how the US pledge of NOT USING GROUND TROOPS could lead to Ghadafi's surrender.

The CNN provided the most comprehensive coverage of the unfolding progression of the Operation,including regular interviews with former US General Westlye (?) Clark who shared highly experienced views as he was a key player in the Bush Administration when it last engaged in foreign intervention in Iraq.

I guess I would have to stay glued to this "war" playing out of the idiot box to make Desi more "entertained" than all the Hollywood war movies because for once, I sit of the edge of history being made of a batleground via the TV media. Indeed, the central role played by the networks like BBC, AlJazeera and CCTV besides CNN, in some way lent to the "uprisings" in the African and Arab countries quite like the domino effect.

On the Japan earthquake-tsunami saga, it has been more positive developments the past 24-48 hours as power is restored to the Fukushima nuclear plant -- a joyful break among the bleak and sorrowful scenes today was the rescue of a grandmother and her grandson in the 9th day of an unmatched hiterto castastrophe as witnessed by Desi in this lifetime. I believe I have become more circumspect of life and its unpredictability. I also believe I won't be writing long theses this period -- just FOR THE RECORD postings like a diary/journal because OPINIONS CAN COME CHEAP AND LUDICROUS at such momentous times.

Malaysians must count our blessings that our country is not sitting at the earthquake ridges, but one can't tell as Carole King reminds us "I can feel the earth move Under my feet..." even as I watch the TV re-runs of the 9.0earthquake with a terrifying-killer tsunami in its wake. It reminds me of a nightmare I occasionally have as I drive my car through a road under two feet of water..."What if the engines died o me?" THis nightmare cometh because indeed I was foolish enough to drive through about 30meters of Ampang one dark and raining evening trying to make it to a social function. That time about 20 years ago the engine did NOT die on Desi -- sorry to my cyber enemies who read this, thy curses were not retrospective! Second time around I might not be so lucky!

"So my dear Lord, bless with with security. I don't need Ghadafi's forces. I need luck and serenity and thy blessings." Amen.

Friday, March 18, 2011

One Week After...

Yes, it's seven days after 2.46PM Friday the week before when the 9.0magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan, followed swiftly by a tsunami that represented the phrase "ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE" with the fury 1,000 times more furious than a 1,000 women scorned. Okay I was just superfluous on my English but this is one episode on my short life on earth I never expected to witness. Thanks to television networks like CNN and BBC and AlJazeera and CCTV, the devastation that hit Sendai and all the northern region of Japan ...

BUT what then pumped the blood for the next anxious seven days was when REALITY DAWNED that the nuclear plant at Fukushima with its six reactors were not so easy to tame.

Our hearts still keep racing every time we haer of a new fire or explosion -- and helplessly we share the anugish of the victims in Japan NOT REALLY KNOWING "What the hell is going on..."

Seven days later, I can think of two features I would like to vocalise, even if it sounds cruel -- out of place, I don't know?

First, when the Japanese authorities decided to use helicopters carrying the huge drums of water to target the heating reactor/s -- hey, I share one news commenter's remark that that was really an act of desperation. The water dumping exercise appeared like one individual throwing a bucket of water over a bush forest raging our of control in Australia!

Only today I heard of the Japnese inviting the American (or other foreign?) expertise or personnel on board to try to reconnect the electricity to the nuclear plant to get the colloing systems working again -- that is,tackling the core problem at its source. WHY, I ask,ONLY ON THE SEVENTH DAY AND NOT EARLIER?

Have the Japanese peole in power -- the crisis managers and decision-makers -- been letting their pride get in the way?

This post was planned for the afternoon, but I hesitated if I should pen something so frank which might sound out of place, BUT...well, here it's...

(There's something else I held back; maybe I'd pen it on Sunday!:( ~~ YL, Desi)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

De Ides of March -- Significane for Desi...

Desi started his first post on the 15th of March 2005; here the virginal write is posted up dated 16.3.05 -- I guess I spent so much time polishing the first draft at midnight I missed the deadline. Nah mind -- it's the spirit willing, body not up to the mark.

So now much water and mud has flowed under the river of Malaysiana; I republished my maiden introduction to bologosphere**** to remind myself what it's all about. I hope my spirit keeps burning bright; I follow with a piece of writing/pensive rumination of a happening six years later that's disturbing for me personally -- ++++ to come if thou art patient OK!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
what is desiderata?

WRITING has been a passion of mine among others, like painting and reading, since my early school days. Those were hazy, lazy days when young people had time for top-spinning, spider catching, swimming in former mining pools (a dangerous pastime!) in the outdoors, and for indoor leisure, there was no TV, and the strongest pull for me were comics and library books. As the saying goes, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention", I ventured into writing in my secondary schooldays to earn some pocket money, so that my siblings and I could indulge in the weekend cheap matinee (as the cinema was about the next best thing to a luxury outing).

Since my youth, I have adopted a poem called "The Desiderata of Happiness"by Max Ehrmann as my philosophical guide to daily living. Desiderata starts with "Go placidly amid the noise and the haste ..." and ends with an optimistic "With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy." (I'll publish this poem in full later - but meanwhile, readers can go to Yahoo! and Search for this easily...)

"Desiderata" means "features or characteristics deemed as essential or desirable to..."; hence one may say the desiderata of happiness may consist of, among others, good health, a balanced education, a professional job, lots of money to spare after the essentials for daily living, or even a carefree vagabond lifestyle ... to each his/her own!

I shall end my first blog as an Introduction here, just past midnight, March 15, 2005 - "Beware the Ides of March!" for those with some exposure to Shakespeare, who would be quoted in my writings quite a lot in future. Meanwhile, greetings to all, please find time for fine reading, especially Poetry, so that we can puruse a common journey of upgrading our quality of life. Wishing you all Good Health and Progress in All Your Endeavours.

posted by desiderata


++++ before midnight, mGf?

Japan's earthquake, tsunami and Nostradamus...

This is Desi's first Post after the 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck northern Japan -- worst scenes were at Sendai.

Astro's channel 511 CNN (Cable News Network) was constantly on and only meal and tea breaks could tear me form the idiot box -- NOT so idiotic after all in times of disaster such as this.

When the images -- often LIVE from NHK World, and other more personal sources including home Video via iReports -- beamed directyly into one's living room, the main thing on my mind from the beginning was that Man did not have to waste bullets,bombs and missiles destoying one another. Mother Nature's fury is greater than all the manmade machines combined -- US, China, Russia, the Arab countries, the African nations, ah, Southeast Asia including Malaysia.

Inevitably discussions with friends later at tehtarik corners would come up topics of ***Nostradamus' and other philosophers' prophecies, plus movies such as "2012" predicting the end of the world as humans know it.

(***From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born 14 December or 21 December 1503
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Died 2 July 1566(1566-07-02) (aged 62)
Salon-de-Provence, France
Occupation Apothecary, author, translator, astrological consultant
Known for Prophecy

Michel de Nostredame (14 or 21 December 1503[1] – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties (The Prophecies), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events.)
And if the increasingly "frightening" developments at the five nuclear plants in SEndai still have not convinced the Malaysian gomen about revisiting it's proposed nuclear plant, then wait another few days when the ultimate occurs (Desi's take...I think it will) ...THE FIRST MELTDOON AT THE number 3 plant. Even Japanese PM had just stated about "VERY High Risk" of more radiaton coming out after a THIRD EXPLOSION at Reactor No.2 this morning (about 6AM Japaneses time Tuesday).

I just watched ANDERSON COOPER (of 360degrees fame) and colleague Dr Sanjay Gupta just 64km from where the nuclear plans are located, and the government had evacuated the some 200,000 residents from 20km-radius, and residents within 30km have been advised to "stay indoors". And the best education I have been receiving is listening to the science experts about the scientific implications as the developments evolved from the first day. And it's NOT surprising to get "conflicting" reports because of the various degrees of honesty and expertise of the spokesman, especially from the owneers of the Fukushima plants where three reactors have been giving trouble, and where the PM Kan has acknowledged "very high risk of further radiation".

I was telling a friend that these CNN journalists -- and others from rival networks -- are truly the epitome of journalist practitioners -- GOING TO THE DANGER ZONES AT THE RISK OF THEIR OWN LIVES.

In the tragedy still unfolding, nuggets of "joy" appeared. Cooper and gang managed to track down an American teaching English at the scene of disaster PAUL FALES to RECONNECT HAPPILY VIA THE TELEPHONE/TV with his parents back in the United States.

To all the various volunteers from across the world who have sent rescue and humanitarian teams to help Japan in distress, I can only say: God be with thee. The world is truly one, as the Beatles have constantly reminded us:) We are the world?


UPDATEd @8.18PM with a news agency report, FOR THE RECORD:)

Radiation level soars after Japan nuke plant fire


By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA, Associated Press
– 32 mins ago

SOMA, Japan – Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tuesday after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the crisis spawned by a deadly tsunami.

In a nationally televised statement, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said radiation has spread from the four stricken reactors of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant along Japan's northeastern coast. The region was shattered by Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the ensuing tsunami that is believed to have killed more than 10,000 people, plunged millions into misery and pummeled the world's third-largest economy.

Japanese officials told the International Atomic Energy Agency that the reactor fire was in a storage pond and that "radioactivity is being released directly into the atmosphere." Long after the fire was extinguished, a Japanese official said the pool, where used nuclear fuel is kept cool, might be boiling.

"We cannot deny the possibility of water boiling" in the pool, said Hidehiko Nishiyama, an official with the economy ministry, which oversees nuclear safety.

That reactor, Unit 4, had been shut down before the quake for maintenance.

If the water boils, it could evaporate, exposing the rods. The fuel rods are encased in safety containers meant to prevent them from resuming nuclear reactions, nuclear officials said, downplaying the risk of that happening.

But they acknowledged that there could have been damage to the containers. They also confirmed that the walls of the storage pool building were damaged.

Though Kan and other officials urged calm, Tuesday's developments fueled a growing panic in Japan and around the world amid widespread uncertainty over what would happen next. In the worst case scenario, one or more of the reactor cores would completely melt down, a disaster that could spew large amounts of radioactivity into the atmosphere.

"I worry a lot about fallout," said Yuta Tadano, a 20-year-old pump technician at the Fukushima plant, who said he was in the complex when quake hit.

"If we could see it we could escape, but we can't," he said, cradling his 4-month-old baby, Shoma, at an evacuation center.

The radiation fears added to the catastrophe that has been unfolding in Japan, where at least 10,000 people are believed to have been killed and millions of people have spent four nights with little food, water or heating in near-freezing temperatures as they dealt with the loss of homes and loved ones. Up to 450,000 people are in temporary shelters.

Asia's richest country hasn't seen such hardship since World War II. The stock market plunged for a second day and a spate of panic buying saw stores running out of necessities, raising government fears that hoarding may hurt the delivery of emergency food aid to those who really need it.

In a rare bit of good news, rescuers found a 70-year-old woman alive in her swept-away home four days after the tsunami flattened much of Japan's northeastern coast.

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, along that battered coastline, has been the focus of the worries. Workers there have been desperately trying to use seawater to cool the fuel rods in the complex's three reactors, all of which lost their cooling ability after Friday's quake and tsunami.

On Tuesday, the complex was hit by its third explosion since Friday, and then a fire in a separate reactor.

Afterward, officials just south of the area reported up to 100 times the normal levels of radiation, Kyodo News agency reported. While those figures are worrying if there is prolonged exposure, they are far from fatal.

Tokyo reported slightly elevated radiation levels, but officials said the increase was too small to threaten the 39 million people in and around the capital, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) away. Closer to the stricken nuclear complex, the streets in the coastal city of Soma were empty as the few residents who remained there heeded the government's warning to stay indoors.

Kan and other officials warned there is danger of more leaks and told people living within 19 miles (30 kilometers) of the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex to stay indoors to avoid exposure that could make people sick.

"Please do not go outside. Please stay indoors. Please close windows and make your homes airtight," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told residents in the danger zone.

"These are figures that potentially affect health. There is no mistake about that," he said.

Weather forecasts for Fukushima were for snow and wind from the northeast Tuesday evening, blowing southwest toward Tokyo, then shifting and blowing east out to sea. That's important because it shows which direction a possible nuclear cloud might blow.

Some 70,000 people had already been evacuated from a 12-mile (20-kilometer) radius from the Dai-ichi complex. About 140,000 remain in the new warning zone.

Officials said 70 workers were at the complex, struggling with its myriad problems. The workers, all of them wearing protective gear, are being rotated in and out of the danger zone quickly to reduce their radiation exposure.

Another 800 staff were evacuated. The fires and explosions at the reactors have injured 15 workers and military personnel and exposed up to 190 people to elevated radiation.

Temperatures in at least two of the complex's reactors, units 5 and 6, were also slightly elevated, Edano said.

"The power for cooling is not working well and the temperature is gradually rising, so it is necessary to control it," he said.

Fourteen pumps have been brought in to get seawater into the other reactors. They are not yet pumping water into Unit 4 but are trying to figure out how to do that.

In Tokyo, slightly higher-than-normal radiation levels were detected Tuesday but officials insisted there are no health dangers.

"The amount is extremely small, and it does not raise health concerns. It will not affect us," Takayuki Fujiki, a Tokyo government official said.

Kyodo reported that radiation levels nine times higher than normal were briefly detected in Kanagawa prefecture near Tokyo and that the Tokyo metropolitan government said it had detected a small amount of radioactive materials in the air.

Edano said the radiation readings had fallen significantly by the evening.

Japanese government officials are being rightly cautious, said Donald Olander, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at University of California at Berkeley. He believed even the heavily elevated levels of radiation around Dai-ichi are "not a health hazard." But without knowing specific dose levels, he said it was hard to make judgments.

"Right now it's worse than Three Mile Island," Olander said. But it's nowhere near the levels released during Chernobyl.

On Three Mile Island, the radiation leak was held inside the containment shell — thick concrete armor around the reactor. The Chernobyl reactor had no shell and was also operational when the disaster struck. The Japanese reactors automatically shut down when the quake hit and are encased in containment shells.

Olander said encasing the reactors in a concrete sarcophagus — the last-ditch effort done in Chernobyl — is far too premature. Operators need to wait until they cool more, or risk making the situation even worse.

Millions of people spent a fourth night with little food, water or heating in near-freezing temperatures as they dealt with the loss of homes and loved ones. Asia's richest country hasn't seen such hardship since World War II.

With snow and freezing temperatures forecast for the next several days, shelters were gathering firewood to burn for heat, stacking it under tarps and tables.

Though Japanese officials have refused to speculate on the overall death toll, Indonesian geologist Hery Harjono, who dealt with the 2004 Asian tsunami, said it would be "a miracle really if it turns out to be less than 10,000" dead.

The 2004 tsunami killed 230,000 people — of which only 184,000 bodies were found.

Rescuers were heartened Tuesday to find one survivor.

The 70-year-old woman was found inside her house, which had been washed away by the tsunami, said Osaka fire department spokesman Yuko Kotani, whose teams had raced to the region to help with disaster relief. It wasn't clear if the house was still at sea, or if it had returned to the shoreline, when she was found.

The woman was conscious but suffering from hypothermia and is being treated at a hospital, Kotani said.

The impact of the earthquake and tsunami dragged down stock markets. The benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average plunged for a second day Tuesday, nose-diving more than 10 percent to close at 8,605.15 while the broader Topix lost more than 8 percent.

To lessen the damage, Japan's central bank made two cash injections totaling 8 trillion yen ($98 billion) Tuesday into the money markets after pumping in $184 billion on Monday.

Initial estimates put repair costs in the tens of billions of dollars, costs that would likely add to a massive public debt that, at 200 percent of gross domestic product, is the biggest among industrialized nations.

The Dai-ichi plant is the most severely affected of three nuclear complexes that were declared emergencies after suffering damage in Friday's quake and tsunami, raising questions about the safety of such plants in coastal areas near fault lines and adding to global jitters over the industry.


Yuasa reported from Tokyo. Associated Press writer Elaine Kurtenbach contributed to this report.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Petronas, Oh Petronas, WHERE DID OUR MONEY GO?

I reprise last year's post as it is relevant to Yesterday's, when all our (Malaysian) troubles seem'd here to stay!

Friday, July 02, 2010
An odd ode to Petronas oh Petronas

Malaysia plentifool oil
Singapore no oil
But water, water everywhere

Malaysians say vely de happy
Singapooreans vely di kiasu, or kiasi
Or whatever

Malaysia pantifull of oil
First lady, second lady and lust lady arso fat wit' oil
Climb on KD submarine, it starts to sink

Singapooreans por and without oil
But plentifool water to drink,
even drain and washing machined H2O
But they are AP ap AP
Their GDP per capita FIVE DIMES more than
Malaysia foolOFoil
Dan Olang Minyak:(

From MI:

01 July 2010 | Thursday
Thursday, 01 July 2010 14:35
Petronas Records 24 Per Cent Decline in PBT to RM67.3 Billion PDF Print

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 JULY, 2010: Petronas recorded a 24.5 per cent decline in pre-tax profit to RM67.3 billion for the year ended March 31, 2010, from
RM89.1 billion in 2009.

Revenue fell 18.1 per cent to RM216.4 billion from RM264.2 billion, Petronas President and Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Shamsul Azhar Abbas said today.

He said that the national oil corporation's net profit also dropped by 23.2 per cent to RM40.3 billion from RM52.5 billion.

He said the lower profit and revenue was due to weaker crude oil demand.

"The year in review proved to be unusually difficult and challenging for the Petronas group as the first peacetime global recession, since the Great
Depression, took its toll on the global oil and gas industry," Shamsul told a media briefing here.

As for the proposed listing of some of its petrochemical units as announced by the government, he said they would be listed by the year-end.


Yesterday's post is relevant:(

MEANW'ILE, the gomen continues to BULL_SHIT about rising petrol subsidies when the world's oil prices in recent days rose above the US100 per barrel mark. Malaysia as a NET PRODUCER AND EXPORTER OF OIL -- WHICH ALSO COMMANDS PREMIUM PRICE -- SHOULD BE CELEBRATING! Instead the Gomen intimates--yeah. you are the number one people of Najib's mind! -- that there will soon be a price increase at the pumps. Desi has gotten tired of rebutting this argument -- will try to REPRISE from an olde post, OK!

From staronline:

Published: Wednesday March 9, 2011 MYT 8:02:00 PM
Extra RM4bil subsidy if no petrol price adjustments

The fuel subsidy is estimated to rise by an additional RM4bil this year if no adjustments are made to petrol prices, which stand at RM1.90 per litre for RON 95 and RM2.50 per litre for RON 97.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said at a press conference Wednesday, after a briefing by Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, that subsidy costs for fuel would rise by this amount if no adjustments were made in the face of higher crude oil prices.

This would mean that the allocation for fuel subsidy under Budget 2011, which was set at RM10bil based on oil prices hovering around US$85 (RM259) to US$90 (RM274) per barrel, would rise to RM14bil this year.

Besides this, the Government has also allocated RM4bil for other subsidies. For 2010, the fuel subsidy came up to RM10bil.

Economists have also estimated that should oil prices remained above US$100 (RM305), the Government might need to fork out an additional RM3.5bil to RM4bil for the fuel subsidy.

Najib added that the deficit would depend on how much revenue the Government would get against the increase in subsidy costs.

The Government has targeted a budget deficit at 5.4% of gross domestic product for this year compared with 5.6% last year while the target was to lower the deficit to 2.8% by 2015.

Last month, Najib said there could be a review of the fuel subsidy should unrest in the Middle East continued although, so far, there were no plans to do so.

The price of RON 97 petrol was last raised on Feb 1, up from an initial 10 sen hike on Jan 4. In December, RON 95 petrol and diesel rose 5 sen per litre to RM1.90 and RM1.85 per litre respectively.

DESIDERATA: Every time the national oil corporation announced profits in recent years, the NET PROFITS would be around RM50 billion to RM60 billlion.

Each time the world prices go up, Petronas gets more revenues, hence rising profits. So logically our pump prices should go down, so that the increased profits can be ploughed back to benefit the people.If prices are arised at the pump, it leads to another ROUND OF INFLATION, LIKE IN RECENT YEARS, AND THE RAKYAT SUFFER ~~ yes, you and me, on whose behalf PETRONAS IS SUPPOSED TO HOLD THE NATION'S RESOURCES IN TRUST.

My LAMENT each time is: Where did our -- yes, the Rakyat's! -- money go?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A writer's woes...

And this is often the case when he's not even born on wedNURSEdae!:(

Some employers think since writers are generally gifted by God anyway with their flair for writing, they need not be paid a decent sum for their work."It's fun for them anyway, so a token will do!"

I was once asked to edit a technology magazine, with NO allowance even for the hard work. He could go canvass for advertisements as revenue source. I guess the idiots offering me the employment think writers live on air, sunshine and rainwater alone.These self same idiots would happily splash a labourer's monthly wage of RM1,500 on a single night's outing at the bar or karaoke joint.Yes, the GRO's needs and the a-raba-raba are worth more than the blighter-writer's words.

An established publisher said he would be paying the princely sum of RM200 for some five articles he laboured and gave birth to. Between the promise to pay and the sunrising from the west, I guess the chances and probability of the publisher's keeping his word and the sun rising from the direction are about even. So four months had passed. Miracles sometimes steal can happen. So the blardy writer waits:(
A freelance writer suffers a worse fate.
The capitalistic employers literally think "fre" in freelancemeans they need NOT be paid. And that "alnce" is short for "lan si" (action!)assuming the writer often naturally holds this train of being showy and arrogant since he has a command of words beyond the ordinary man, including the fat-cat boss.

Ah, the above is writ knottily out of personal experience.
You wanna names? Bye Desi lah tehtarik and kambing at Lingam's. Kambing?

MEANW'ILE, the gomen continues to BULL_SHIT about rising petrol subsidies when the world's oil prices in recent days rose above the US100 per barrel mark. Malaysia as a NET PRODUCER AND EXPORTER OF OIL -- WHICH ALSO COMMANDS PREMIUM PRICE -- SHOULD BE CELEBRATING! Instead the Gomen intimates--yeah. you are the number one people of Najib's mind! -- that there will soon be a price increase at the pumps. Desi has gotten tired of rebutting this argument -- will try to REPRISE from an olde post, OK!

From staronline:

Published: Wednesday March 9, 2011 MYT 8:02:00 PM
Extra RM4bil subsidy if no petrol price adjustments

The fuel subsidy is estimated to rise by an additional RM4bil this year if no adjustments are made to petrol prices, which stand at RM1.90 per litre for RON 95 and RM2.50 per litre for RON 97.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said at a press conference Wednesday, after a briefing by Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, that subsidy costs for fuel would rise by this amount if no adjustments were made in the face of higher crude oil prices.

This would mean that the allocation for fuel subsidy under Budget 2011, which was set at RM10bil based on oil prices hovering around US$85 (RM259) to US$90 (RM274) per barrel, would rise to RM14bil this year.

Besides this, the Government has also allocated RM4bil for other subsidies. For 2010, the fuel subsidy came up to RM10bil.

Economists have also estimated that should oil prices remained above US$100 (RM305), the Government might need to fork out an additional RM3.5bil to RM4bil for the fuel subsidy.

Najib added that the deficit would depend on how much revenue the Government would get against the increase in subsidy costs.

The Government has targeted a budget deficit at 5.4% of gross domestic product for this year compared with 5.6% last year while the target was to lower the deficit to 2.8% by 2015.

Last month, Najib said there could be a review of the fuel subsidy should unrest in the Middle East continued although, so far, there were no plans to do so.

The price of RON 97 petrol was last raised on Feb 1, up from an initial 10 sen hike on Jan 4. In December, RON 95 petrol and diesel rose 5 sen per litre to RM1.90 and RM1.85 per litre respectively.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

People live off the Ifs of the middle name of LifE
I ditto too

The born poor sing oft
IF I were a rich man
Do pee doo pee torpedo
(My recall of a fat guy singing on top of a roof
Eon years ago, not such a bore
Is that the Fiddler on the Iffy Roof?
I can't exactly remember but I enjoyed the score)

Five centuries and wondrous more years pass'd me by
I remain an Iffy man admit Desi's not shy
If lIFe has been kinder to me
I would a Raja be
Live in pen'houses wit' not a worry in the world
Admiring dames and damsells in distress at my feet

Ah, that's life
CONnig 'em bumS wit' my song
IF only you know how a low lIFe royalty can be
You'd not wish to be me:(

Monday, March 07, 2011

Sometimes Nazri maketh SENse...

Desi hopes Nazi makes it a regular habit. And although Desi is anti-ISA, I reckon since it's in existence, Nazri should recomment that PERKASA head should be arrested under the ISA more than anyone else among the froggie-politicians for SHIT-STIRRING OF THE RACIST KIND, ofTEN aided by the Utusan Malaysia.

From The Star, page N20 in the print edition:-

Monday March 7, 2011
Nazri dares Perkasa

KUALA KANGSAR: Malay rights group Perkasa should send its leaders to contest in the next general election under its own banner, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said.

He added the group could do what they wanted if it managed to get the people’s mandate and win big in the elections.

Nazri also challenged Perkasa to field its candidate to compete with him in his parliamentary constituency in Padang Rengas.

“I have no problem in facing any candidate, including Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali,” he said after opening the Padang Rengas Umno branch meeting at Kati near here on Saturday.

He was responding on the group’s opposition to the idea to drop the race column from forms issued by the civil service and the private sector.

On March 2, 1Malaysia Foundation chairman Prof Dr Chandra Muzaffar called on private and government agencies to drop the word “bangsa” (race) from forms to strengthen unity and work towards realising the 1Malaysia concept.

Nazri said the proposal was a “good idea” and he fully supported it.

The proposal could enhance the relationship between the people as they would not be profiled by race anymore.

“We can identify the race of any individual merely based on their names,” he added, saying that his own name clearly defines him as a Malay.

Many official forms require Malaysians to declare their race, which has come under criticism from some quarters for creating polarisation in the nation’s multiracial society.


And from cometh:

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WITHOUT much further ado, I will delve immediately into the subject proper of my talk today. Please bear with me. I will keep my address as brief as possible so that we may all ponder on the essential points that I am trying to make.

I have 11 major aspects to put before you today as Food for Thought and you may want to deliberate on them later among yourselves or ask me some questions at the end of my address.

As you all know, the World Bank confirmed late last year that Sabah and Sarawak had achieved the dubious distinction of bring the poorest and second poorest states in Malaysia. This is a figure derived at by using the figures of the Economic Planning Units of the Sabah and Sarawak Governments and the Economic Planning Unit in Putrajaya.

Forty per cent of Malaysia’s poor, according to the World Bank, are in Sabah. This means that almost half of the poor people in Malaysia are in Sabah.

The poverty figures should come as no surprise since both Sabah and Sarawak are actually colonies of Peninsular Malaysia. More on that shortly.

Just contrast the economic development of Sabah and Sarawak with the status of neighbouring Brunei which stayed out from the Malaysian Federation at the last minute in 1963 and Singapore which left after two years in 1965.

By the end of last year, the Singapore economy at US$ 210 billion GDP was bigger than the entire Malaysian economy by US$ 5 billion. This is indeed a shameful state of affairs and one that calls for the leadership in Putrajaya to admit that they are an incompetent and corrupt lot and beyond any redemption in this life or the next.

They should head for the nearest toilet bowl to collectively dip their faces. It would no longer do for Putrajaya to continue in a state of denial. Most of the much smaller Malaysian economy vis-à-vis Singapore is concentrated in Peninsular Malaysia.

Did Sabah and Sarawak agree to federate together with Malaya and Singapore in 1963 to end up at the bottom of the dung heap along with the marginalized and disenfranchised elements of the Third Force in Peninsular Malaysia?

Patently, it’s clear the something went seriously wrong for Sabah and Sarawak in the Malaysian Federation somewhere between 1963 and 2011. Most of the damage to the interests of the two Malaysian Borneo states in fact took place in the early years of independence.

The populations of Sabah and Sarawak may be much smaller than that of Peninsular Malaysia but the fact remains that this is compensated by the larger territorial area of Malaysian Borneo comparatively, its huge economic resources including vast acres of fertile land and consequently much bigger economic potential.

This is not however reflected in the Malaysian Parliament where the number of seats allotted to Malaysian Borneo at presents stands at 57 including the one held by the Federal Territory of Labuan.

Peninsular Malaysia meanwhile has 165 seats in Parliament i.e. more than two-thirds – 148 seats and thereby depriving Sabah and Sarawak of veto power in legislation. It is clear that 18 of the seats held by Peninsular Malaysia in fact belong to Sabah and Sarawak. That would leave Peninsular Malaysia with 147 seats i.e. one short of the two-thirds majority.

The rot set in when Singapore’s exit from Malaysia saw Peninsular Malaysia taking half the 15 seats held by the island in Parliament. This altered the previous balance in Parliament between Peninsular Malaysia on the one hand and, on the other hand, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak in the collective.

Peninsular Malaysian politicians like to make much of the issue that their much larger population must be reflected in the number of seats held in Parliament. If that’s the case, why is that Sabah with a much larger population of 3.2 million than Sarawak’s 2.5 million has to make do with 25 seats in Parliament compared with the latter’s 31 seats. If Sarawak’s much larger territory vis-à-vis Sabah’s and the latter’s much larger population vis-avis the former’s are both taken into consideration, both states should have the same number of seats in Parliament.

In any case, there’s no dispute between Sabah and Sarawak on the allocation of seats in Parliament. It’s immaterial whether Sabah or Sarawak, in comparison with each other, has a much larger number of parliamentary seats. The pertinent point is that Sabah and Sarawak, collectively, must have at least one seat more than one-third in Parliament. The veto power of Sabah and Sarawak in the Malaysian Parliament must be restored.

Peninsular Malaysian politicians routinely also claim that rural seats must be given a certain weightage to compensate for their relative under-development vis-avis urban seats. This is supposed to account for rural seats having a smaller number of voters compared to those in the urban areas.

If that’s the case, why is this formula not being applied in Sabah and Sarawak, which are largely rural, along the lines in Peninsular Malaysia?

The gross under-representation of Sabah and Sarawak in the Malaysian Parliament, and the deprival of their veto power in the process, has a direct co-relation to the grinding poverty levels in Malaysian Parliament.

It is recommended that no new Parliamentary seats be allocated to Peninsular Malaysia in future increases. If a moratorium is placed on their current 165 seats–to be taken as two-thirds minus one in a new equation–some semblance of balance can be restored in the Malaysian Parliament.

Sabah and Sarawak’s collective 57 seats, including Labuan one, must be increased to one plus 82 i.e. 83 seats. If the present 57 seats are deducted from the new proposed total, this gives us additional and new seats totaling 26 which can be shared equally between Sabah and Sarawak.

This will be reflected in the Malaysian Parliament as follows: Sabah 26 + 13 for 39 seats; Sarawak 31 + 13 for 43 seats; and Peninsular Malaysia 164 seats.

The composition of seats in the Malaysian Parliament must be considered together with the question of revenue sharing between the federal and state governments in general and in particular with the so-called autonomous status of Sabah and Sarawak.

At present, the federal government takes all revenue from Sabah and Sarawak, leaving little for the states and leaving them with very little, if at all, revenue-raising powers. In return, very little of the federal revenue from Sabah and Sarawak comes back to the two states. This is the second major reason for the grinding poverty in Malaysia Borneo apart from unfair representation in the Parliament i.e. the first major reason.

The third major reason for our poverty is the fact that the federal government through Petronas leaves only 5 per cent of the oil and gas revenue in Sabah and Sarawak. Contrast this with the 70 per cent that the provinces are allowed to keep in neighbouring Indonesia. The central government in Jakarta takes only 30 per cent.

The fourth major reason for poverty is the fact that there’s very little oil and gas infrastructure in Sabah and Sarawak. No attempts have been made to diversify the oil and gas sector through downstream activities and as well facilitate backward-and-forward integration.

The fifth major reason is that Borneonisation of the federal service in Sabah and Sarawak have been non-starters and where implemented, non-Muslim natives and the Chinese and others have been deliberately left out in line with the vile racist master race policy of ketuanan Melayu (Malay supremacy and dominance).

The sixth major reason for the grinding poverty levels in Sabah and Sarawak has been the refusal of the federal government and their stooge governments in Sabah and Sarawak to respect the Adat.

Among others, this has seen the wholesale confiscation – with the active connivance of the police and Land Office of native customary rights (NCR) land and their alienation to the respective state government (by way of extension of forest reserves and the like), to state agencies, GLCs, federal agencies and private companies run by cronies of the ruling party.

The phenomenon has been well-documented in numerous cases in court and in thousands of complaints lodged with the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) and at the respective Land Offices themselves in Sabah and Sarawak.

This is a deliberate and systematic attempt to reduce the native communities of Sabah and Sarawak to the same status of the Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia and the Indian underclass displaced and dispossessed by the fragmentation of the estates and or their conversion for the purposes of urban development.

Stranded in urban shanty-towns with no personal documents, little marketable skills, often only a rudimentary education in Tamil, poor command of English and Bahasa Malaysia and without any social safety network, suicide is the only option for the Indian underclass given the reality of no upward social mobility.

These are the people represented by Hindraf Makkal Sakthi. These are the people taking to the streets ever so often these days and engaged in running battles with the police and authorities as they walk the path of urban guerrilla warfare and terrorism.

Likewise, the future of the natives companies in Sabah and Sarawak will indeed be very bleak without the social safety network afforded by NCR land. Therein lies the seeds of a bloody revolution in Borneo especially when our people start committing suicide, like the Indian underclass in Peninsular Malaysia, to opt out of a hopeless situation.

The native communities in Sabah and Sarawak are being pushed in the same direction as the Indian underclass in Peninsular Malaysia which is a whole lot worse than that of the Orang Asli who still have a little land with them. But for the Orang Asli, how much more time do they still have before they too start committing suicide on the scale of the Indian underclass. Poverty, as Mahatma Gandhi once observed, is the worst form of violence against a people.

The seventh major reason for the grinding poverty in Borneo is the fact that Sabah and Sarawak are being treated as two of the states in Malaysia. This certainly should not be the case if one reads the Malaysia Agreement carefully, the 20/8 Points and other relevant documents including declassified ones available in the United Kingdom.

Sabah and Sarawak came together with Singapore and Malaya in 1963 to form the Federation of Malaysia as equal partners. This means that Malaysia is a two-tier federation i.e. a federation of states in Peninsular Malaysia which are part of a greater federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore.

Hence, the federal government of Malaysia should be shared equally between Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak i.e. leaving out Singapore which has since quit the federation.

The departure of Singapore from Malaysia begs the question of whether the original federation in 1963 still exists or whether Sabah and Sarawak have been quietly incorporated as two of the states in the 1957 Federation of Malaya (now masquerading as Malaysia).

This appears to be the case and must be considered seriously by our legal fraternity, the governments of Sabah, Sarawak, the federal government, the government of the United Kingdom and the United Nations.

Moving forward, it must be clear by now that after nearly 50 years of Malaysia, it cannot continue to be business as usual in Sabah and Sarawak.

Eighth major reason. Already, the federal government has been in non-compliance with the Malaysia Agreement.

Non-compliance raises the question of whether a compliance mechanism must be set up or whether both Sabah and Sarawak should appeal to the international community and the United Nations to facilitate the departure of the two states from the Malaysian Federation. Singapore has been a precedent.

It’s unlikely that the UMNO federal Government, obsessed with ketuanan Melayu, will ever consider any compliance mechanism for the Malaysia Agreement or give justice, belated as it may be, to Sabah and Sarawak. This must be borne in mind by those who are currently flogging the Borneo Agenda with the hope that federal government will come to its senses. It’s a case of too little, too late.

The departure of the British colonialists in 1963 in fact saw the handover of our two states to new colonialists in Peninsular Malaysia i.e. those who believe in the vile and racist master race policy of ‘Ketuanan Melayu’ (Malay supremacy and dominance).

Ninth major reason. The ketuanan Melayu policy in Sabah and Sarawak is kept going by local proxies of the ruling elite in Putrajaya. These stooges of Putrajaya are traitors who have participated in the colonial divide-and-rule policy of keeping the Chinese and majority non-Muslim natives out of the political mainstream and from the leverages of power.

To add insult to injury, they have willingly participated in the marginalization and disenfranchisement of their fellow countrymen through the placement of illegal immigrants on the local electoral rolls and the grant of MyKads through the backdoor by Putrajaya. What happened to the security promised us by Federation in 1963? This is the tenth major reason for the grinding poverty levels in Sabah and Sarawak.

Even more than the Chinese and non-Muslim natives communities, it’s now the local Muslim native communities that are feeling the brunt of marginalization and disenfranchisement. They see their already small stake under Article 153 of the Federal Constitution being shared with the instant natives created from among the illegal immigrants.

In Sabah, local proxies of Putrajaya have now been dispensed with and Umno itself has struck roots to take half the seats in the state assembly and half the Sabah parliamentary seats. To mask their true intention, they invited MCA, MIC, Gerakan and the PPP along for company and recently came up with the so-called 1Malaysia policy. This further ensures the continued enslavement of Sabah.

In Sarawak, Umno is poised to enter state the manner that they have done in Sabah. This is to ensure that the majority Dayak community will never be able to rule their own state.

The 11th major reason for the grinding poverty levels in Sabah and Sarawak is the National Cabotage Policy (NPL) which decrees that all imports must go through Port Kelang as the National Load Centre. This ruthless policy has been responsible for the higher prices in Malaysian Borneo vis-à-vis Peninsular Malaysia in the face of lower wages. The NPL has held back the economic development and industrialization of Sabah and Sarawak since the advent of Malaysia.

It’s time for the international community and the United Nations to enter the picture and rescue Sabah and Sarawak from the gross violations of human rights taking place and restore our sovereignty and territorial integrity and guarantee our security. There’s no longer any hope for us in Sabah and Sarawak. Something must be done, and done quickly, before the situation further degenerates into an even greater vicious cycle of poverty, ignorance, disease and violence.


And Desi likes this commenter's at the MCLM's spokesman's site:

Sang Kancil Guru

March 6, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Don’t even talk about Felda folks, MCLM will find itself a serious challenge to get themselves into the consciousness of the general public and the middle class, if the urban public is what they are mostly targeting at.

Right now, I see a huge disconnect between the public and the small group of MCLM supporters; you need to dumb-down your high-flowing rhetoric and lower yourself down to bread & butter issues to connect yourself & MCLM to the man on the street or at least explain how your high-falutin ideals is connected to the basic problems that plague the consciousness of most urban residents.

The fact that you are not even a political party, but some weird hybrid of an NGO and having one foot in PKR and one foot as an Independent, is going to confuse voters like hell. Simplify things, dont make it too complicated for voters. I think most of the urban voters you are targeting still has no idea what the hell is MCLM all about. You serious and urgently, basically, need to get into the voters’ faces. Now is not the time to act aloof, holier-than-thou and high & mighty!