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Saturday, May 19, 2012

NST report today shows Tunku Aziz is a Hypocrite!

Tunku Aziz: Give Najib's plans time to succeed

KUALA LUMPUR: Former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim has made an impassioned call to the people to support the leadership of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Give Najib the chance and time to see his transformation programmes come into fruition, he said.
Tunku Aziz who quit the party on Monday because of his stand against holding the Bersih 3.0 rally on April 28, repeated his view that the transformation programmes were good for the country.
"What the prime minister has done now is the right thing and we need to support him," he said, adding that Najib's transformation processes would take time.
On whether Najib's leadership would receive the support of the people in the coming general election, Tunku Aziz said: "I am not a political analyst and I do not know how to speculate. But the process will take time, given the chance.
"In the past, we have been screaming that the government did not do this and that, but now, the government is listening, that is why I said, there was no need to protest."
He said the protest was held to attract the attention of the people, but it should also raise awareness.
"Do you think the government did not see what the people wanted? In the assembly, 98 per cent protested to change the law but there was two more per cent ... they have other agendas ... to create a riot."
Asked for his opinion of opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Tunku Aziz said he did not agree with his style of politics.
In an article that he had written for New Sunday Times on July 27, 2008, "Cut the theatrics, Anwar, let Malaysians get on with their life", he commented on rumours that the Federal Government would fall on Sept 16, 2008, with a large number of Barisan Nasional members of parliament joining the opposition.
"Hopping is not my game. I despise people who do that. We contest under, let's say, the Umno banner and later hop to Anwar ... I do not agree.
"If you want to jump, resign and hold a by-election to contest on an independent ticket, then we will see who will win."
Tunku Aziz, a corporate figure and activist against corruption, was the vice-chairman of Transparency International. Bernama

Hence, the asbove is acknowledged by Desi of Bernama performing "national service" exposing the "truth" about Tunku Aziz's motive in joining DAP, which is to become a "Trojan horse" doing the hatchet jobs to create problems for SD Anwar and the DAP, key component of PR whether Tunku Aziz liked it or not, hence very much a team led by the PM-in-waiting. Tunku is following in famous/notorious footsteps-lah, in the shadow of another "royal" member, the greAt RPK who also gave his act away on UMNO-owned TV channel, TV3 kust b4 the Sarawak state elections. The fugitive liar and coward still protests he's very much fighting for CHANGE! Hey, dear ER here/hear --  don't touch him with a 10-meter pole OK! -- Desi



What follows next is a followup to an earlier piece published in MChronicle dated May 15 which contained many TYPOS now corrected; I will update later with news developments relevant to my commentary plus some comments and my corresponding observations. ENJOY!

uesday, 15 May 2012 18:50

GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH: Booting out Tunku Aziz from DAP and Pakatan

Written by  YL Chong
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GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH: Booting out Tunku Aziz from DAP and Pakatan

It’s not just high time that the appointed Vice-Chairman aand Senator was booted out of the DAP – in my opinion, he should not have been accepted by the Democratic Action Party in the first place!
-- i
f only a “due dilegence” background check had been conducted

Some three years ago when the Opposition party for lack of big names of Malay leaders in its top ranks, Aziz was welcomed with great fanfare into the party, with a vice-chair post and Senatorship following in double quicksteps.

But did the DAP top-guns like Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng do any background check, as minimum “due diligence”?
comparable as to when as a top businessman would do when planning to take over another big company?


As a media watcher, I had been sharing with some PKR leaders – okay, YL is a card-carrying member! – my reservations about Tunku Aziz’s qualifications to become part of Pakatan Rakyat (PR). I told some comrades that just before joining DAP, Tunku Aziz had been writing a Sunday column consecutively for several weeks running down Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.

For the sake of maintaining “solidarity” among PR components – PKR, DAP and PAS – I did not go public with my reservations; hence I adopted a “wait and see” stance. I did copy those few articles from NST, but a recent laptop crash more or less rendered Desi’s inability to “republish” those columns by Tunku Aziz.

With the lead up to Bersih3.0 rally now famously referred to as 428, Aziz showed his true colours. I would even go as far as rank him a “Trojan horse”, along with others like Kita chief ex-chief Zaid Ibrahim, Jeffrey Kitinggan, Star Sabah chief now – all playing Trojan horse roles in PKR, and left the party at about the same time.

And some minor players like ex-MCA tycoon Soh Chee Wen – who now owns, do you readers see any connection with m2day? – and Raja Petra Kamarudin and sidekick Haris Ibrahim, who once famously “boycotted the MSM” but now graciously highlighted in exclusive interviews – sudah mudah lupa ke RPK’s interview with TV3 just before the Sarawak state elections?

Hatchet jobs - first Anwar, now DAP

Sorry for that, minor digression -- which is a journo-blogger’s privilege to abuse! -- I inform regretfully I tried to “google” to ret
ieve Aziz’s articles lambasting Anwar Ibrahim. My news sources had told me earlier this guy was angling for a government-linked post – for retirement, eh ? – so it was NOT a surprise that he joined DAP soon after, with the inference that he must do some hatchet jobs for his political masters first-lah!

The basis for my belief was that Tunku Aziz with his much touted NGO status, especially as President of Transparency International Malaysia, the UMNO bigguns must have sent him into DAP as a Trojan horse to prove his credentails to warrant any “cozy” retirement position as a reward, NO?. So DAP who is so hard up for “reputabe Malay leaders” fell for Aziz’s act and they thought they had a “big catch”! And the rest, the wise men say,
is history!

Has Pakatan Rakyat learnt its lessons of MP-turncoats from 308?

In this connection, may I recall a recent political incident which is another potential “big catch” by PKR?

A Negri Sembilan MIC strongman, in his own words, Muthupaliapan, told a press conference he was about to resign from MIC as his party leaders did not give him a chance to play a role in the MIC, so he recently met with PR chief Anwar Ibrahim. Muthu, who I believe had served as exco in the State Assembly a couple of terms, even claimed Anwar promised him the Teluk Kemang parliament seat cometh GE-13.

Hey, here’s someone who has NOT even joined PKR, and he had the cheek to believe he is such a strongman to replace NS PKR chief
incumbent MP Datuk Kamarul Yassin in Teluk Kemang? I checked with some party leaders, and the reply was that it’s like another of Arabian Nights’1,001 tales, ala-RPK, OK!

I sincerely hope PR component parties have learnt a lesson and NOT allow such outsider candidates like Ibrahim Ali, Zulkifle Noordin and Wee Choo Keong, --and of course, that most expensive Hee Yit Foong ADUN of Perak, where is she hyde-ing now? -- to take the electorate for a ride. In fact such “helicoptered in” candidates did not come cheap!

Is Tunku Aziz that transparent and accountable?

So the question that arises now: Is Tunku Azis that “transparent” a leader around, with his outstanding record as TI (Malaysia) chief always touted, hence that “big catch” tag. Was any carrot dangled before him by alleged paymaster/UMNO and/or UMNO-linked parties to cause Tunku Aziz to cuase a ruckus within DAP before opting out?

Of course, if Desi the blogger says “Yes”, it’s going to be inviting critics’ bombardment like when I alluded to the “geat RPK” having changed in character two years ago. Yes, some of you RPK diehards will come here again to allege YL Chong gets paid RM1,000 for every article I churn out at MC -- Zorro, whisperer, hawkeye and gang,yes?

So let’s examine NST headlined reports about Tunku Azizi’s fall from grace and also what RPK had said::

Tunku Aziz quits DAP



‘DEEP CHASM’: His opposition to Bersih rally earned him rebuke from party

KUALA LUMPUR: OUTSPOKEN DAP politician Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim, 78, is quitting the party three years after he joined it.

In a one-hour interview with ntv7 hosts Norzie Pak Wan Chek and Charles Mohan aired last night, the party vice-chairman said the time had come for him to take a hard look at his position in the party.

He said he had received a lot of “helpful advice” from his family, friends and wellwishers. “And I think based on what they have said and given the deep chasm, very wide differences now that are irreconcilable, there is no other alternative but for me to seek to withdraw with some dignity left.(Ends extract from front page report of NST today)

May I urge my Esteemed Readers here that there is a companion piece***+++*** which I won’t even bother to quote from except its title on page 6, NST May 15, -- Tunku Aziz: Govt is on the right track” -- for I conclude that all Aziz said is typically UMNOspeak by someone newly recruited into its friendly party ranks, just like RPK’s first interview on TV3 before the last Sarawak State elections, and of course, we must unquestioningly believe the “angel” in Tunku Aziz that he wasn’t paid any money or gift to appear on the ntv7 interview.

May I just say that RPK had given this piece of advice to Aziz,

extracting from an article by Jocel
Tan of The Star of May 11:

“From far away in Manchester, the one and only Raja Petra Kamarudin wrote: “For someone who has done so much for the nation, you really do not deserve the things they are saying about you or what they are doing to you.”

RPK asked him to quit the DAP because “the longer you remain in DAP, the more they will demonise you”.

Tunku Aziz's fall from grace with the DAP leadership has been severe and abrupt and few see him surviving in that sort of environment. But regardless of whether he survives in or leaves the DAP, he has shown that he is really a towering Malaysian. “

Selling out to the almighty $$$

NOTE from YL: Please note the last line above reflects Jocel
’s conclusion about Tunku Aziz, again that description “towering Malaysian”

My short retort, can? “Towering, my foot! It’s another case more like RPK selling out to the almighty dollar.

Question asked: WHY DO YOU THINK THE MSM LIKE TV3, NST, UTUSAN and now ntv7 obediently give so much space to “oppositionists” like Tunku Aziz and RPK?

Of course, before that , Joceline

was full of praise for Tunku Aziz, quoting again from same article:

“The question that many are asking is whether it was necessary for the DAP to act so drastically against Tunku Aziz over what was an individual opinion. He had been welcomed into the party as a “towering Malaysian” and his credentials are simply impeccable he is related to the Kedah royalty, he has served in the United Nations and the World Bank and he was, of course, the founding president of Transparency International Malaysia.

He brought with him unparalleled prestige and credibility. And as the above DAP assemblyman put it, the party will never catch another Malay like him again. The action against him not only suggests that the party cannot handle dissenting views but that it is only interested in token Malay leaders people who are largely yes-men and do not ask too many questions. Or what some call Malay apologists.”

FINALLY may I just quote what Tunku Aziz’s children had to say, according to Jocelyn again:

“His daughter who works overseas sent a message saying: “Dear papa, I may not know the ins and outs of politics, but I am proud of you for speaking out on the right thing.”

Another daughter assured him that he is “on the side of the angels”. His friends have sent him encouraging messages because, as he put it, they “also believe in peace, prosperity and security for the country”. (ends The Star extract”

I agree there are a few angels on the Malaysian stage, but my Thinking Allowed is: How many are actually Devils in Disguise?.

May I cheekily hint that I will be writing of the many angels and devils in Malaysian politics next, and an IBLIS among damned all who is orchestrating many of the moves and shakes nowadays, and until and unless UMNO-BN and its demons are removed, there will always be evil in the Malaysian air. And so BERSIH4.0 must march on, for beloved Malaysia’s and our future generations’ sake.

Signing off,

YL, Desi, knottyaSsusual



I want to elaborate with a few examples of what I meant when I responded to one commenter denoted **** below referenced "mmcc" THUS (BOLDED) wrt the meaning of MSM PROPAGANDA:

****My reply: I deem that link is not helpful for ER here/hear -- it in fact will spread MSM propaganda -- and I don't wanna mmcc to puke and you PC will be so polluted, and Desi won't be around to offer TT:) and my seconding another commenter +++++_donthoo's voiews:~~~~~~~

Comment Link
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 09:06 posted by ylchong

Thanks all MC esteemed readers for your comments, just one caution -- please do NOT go for personal attacks beyond what's civil (I know this needs a subjective interpretation...but I think educated people know I mean...).

RE: Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:17 posted by mmcc
Hello Desi, please show the news link of Tunku first lah. OK?

My reply: I deem that link is not helpful for ER here/hear -- it in fact will spread MSM propaganda -- and I don't wanna mmcc to puke and you PC will be so polluted, and Desi won't be around to offer TT:).

Best commenter's input I sighted thus far is from:
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 03:34 posted by +++++donthoo
A man of his status, it's impossible that he can't see the better, and more justifiable reasons to the holding of Bersih, instead of falling back on this simplistic government's stand of 'don't break the law'. It's laughable really. ...

Meanwhile I had watched Lim Guan Eng's press conference yesterday, reading from a prepared statement; my response/advice, can, Mr DAP Sec-Gen? WHY DO YOU EVEN BOTHER -- didn't you read the Q & A in the NST yesterday? IT IS ALL UMNOspeak, and your party still deems Tunku Aziz an asset?

Cheers for now to all Malaysians4Change; Stay the course to Putrajaya with PR! and I'll offer ye endless rounds of Ttarik should you come Furong-way!:) -- YL, Desi.

Comment L+++++ink
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 03:42 posted by donthoo

A man of his status, it's impossible that he can't see the better, and more justifiable reasons to the holding of Bersih, instead of falling back on this simplistic government's stand of 'don't break the law'. It's laughable really. Certain things in life are plain and simple, and even a child can recognize what's right, and what's wrong. Actually, I expect a person of his standing to write a thesis (quoting all the past historical events where unjust laws were defied by the masses and consequently, changes were made for the better of mankind.) What about unjust laws like those legislated to keep the bad guys in power? Or laws that suppresses the universal rights of the people? Remember, Kerismuddin made it illegal to wear yellow - quick, quick, take it off, don't break the law. And now, suddenly, he's all over the news, and very subtly, his message would be that, 'as Malaysians we should be appreciative of the prevailing peaceful environment, and vote for continuity and stability' - sounds familiar? Well, you judge for yourself this man.


Back to earlier example of MSM propaganda which I had described as Tunku Aziz's "UMNOspeak" consistent with the one mentioned earlier showing he's a HYPOCRITE, now I extract from NST of May 15  the NST QnA report which were excerpts from the ntv7 interview the night before and which I belatedly reproduce for the benefit of "mmcc":):~~~

(Patience yeah, while Desi strolls to NST Online to pick up...:(

RELUCTANTLY reproduced from NST Online, but I have to justify my point, don't I? Now "mmcc", don't you agree that it's all UMNOspeak and hence NOT worth my reproducing the first time around? -- YL, Desi

Tunku Aziz: Govt is on the right track

EXCERPTS from Tunku Abdul Aziz's interview with ntv7 aired last night.

With footages of the April 28 Bersih rally as a backdrop, former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim gave his views on the matter during a one-hour interview with ntv7 hosts Norzie Pak Wan Chek and Charles Mohan.
Question: Some have actually labelled you as very naive and gullible, and some even say that you should not be in politics at all.Answer: Well, I suppose they are right. You know, I am not a politician because I am too idealistic and I hold certain values to be very important.
And I felt that by coming into politics, I could bring to it some of the values that I hold because I believe that politics need not necessarily be bad or evil.
Question: Are there others like you who feel that way about the Bersih rally or maybe they have other subject matters and they have differing opinions but they don't dare to speak up like you?
Answer: Yes, I am sure. Because I have been receiving messages from party members. Yesterday, for example, nine people... party members, came to offer their support and sympathy and they very much hoped that I would continue to remain in the party and I said to them... so far, so far.
Question: Some have also regarded Bersih 3.0 as a necessary civil disobedience to defy unjust authority, much inspired by Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi perhaps.
Answer: From what little I know of history, civil disobedience as a concept was developed quite a long time ago, well before Mahatma Gandhi's civil disobedience movement in India.
When he started the movement, the main purpose was to throw the British out of his country. To argue that what happened on April 28 was really civil disobedience, I think, is really stretching the point a little. Now, which colonial power are we throwing out of Malaysia?
King made the observation that when unjust laws exist, it is permissible to break the law in order to achieve your objective. Now, here again, we must put his statement in context -- the statement was on deep south USA, with discrimination against the blacks. And they were denied the most basic of human rights and there they had no avenue for redress. They were not allowed to speak out.
But here in this country, nobody muzzles you; there is no law that you cannot speak out against. I have been speaking out against the government for its policies and I have never been once visited by a Special Branch officer. I have never been harassed.
Now to go back to Bersih 3.0... if you are not happy with the present laws relating to our elections, etc, there are avenues. The process may take a little long but the avenue is not closed to you.
The avenue for change in the laws of our country is our Parliament. Use it! And that is my message.
Question: Some say that Bersih was hijacked by (opposition leader Datuk Seri) Anwar (Ibrahim) and some say it was planned. What is your opinion?
Answer: Well, that seems to be the perception. I cannot say with any degree of certainty what the real situation was as far as Anwar's involvement is concerned.
But the perception is that the whole movement has been hijacked by politicians. And I think, you know, based on my own experience of being a civil society leader..., I think if you are running an NGO, you should make sure that it remains independent, it remains nonpartisan.
Question: Everyone looks at the Bar Council as a body which is impartial. Looking at Bersih 3.0, what would be your comment?
Answer: The Bar Council, until recently I think, had a commanding position and influence. They were seen as a body representing ... the legal profession, and they were also seen as fighters for justice, for equity and what have you.
But recently, several years now, they have been seen as being more concerned with politics rather than with the law.
And I think they should not really get involved in active political campaigns ... they have, you know, put in their own agenda which is not necessarily for the good of the council as a whole and legal profession.
Question: The opposition is of the opinion that the government is doing a less than a satisfactory job. Do you think Pakatan can form a better government?
Answer: They always say the government is not doing this right... so on and so forth. Now, from my experience, not as a politician but as a corporate man..., it is so easy to say this is not right and that is not right, but don't make it a habit.
But what is not really acceptable is the fact that you give the government no credit at all. The government is all bad. Now, come on! They have been in place for 50 years or more and if they have done nothing, if they had been all bad, would we even be in our present state?
Back to your question, would the opposition, if they got into power, be able to do better? That is, of course, left to be seen. But you know, we have to go on basis of their record, their performance and, naturally, they have no experience.
Question: What kind of extra changes do you think the opposition can bring, if you see the current government is actually reaching out to people and they fulfil the needs of the people?
Answer: I can't disagree with you there because I have watched as an objective Malaysian. What the government is doing... they have put in place transformation programmes which will bring about the sort of change that we have been yearning and fighting for.
Question: Which means the government is on the right track?
Answer: The government is on the right track. There are things which perhaps could be done better and I'm sure they are listening and I am sure they have people who are now saying that perhaps a little tweaking here and... there would perhaps make the whole thing better.
... Some of these people watching this programme, they're saying Tunku Aziz has been bought over by Umno and ... I've been paid millions of dollars by the MCA, so be it. That's their view. Let them enjoy themselves. This seems to be standard script for anyone who disagrees with them.

Read more: Tunku Aziz: Govt is on the right track - General - New Straits Times

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