Monday, October 26, 2009

malaysiakini on FINDING the REAL Cause of TEOH's DEATH?

In the long-drawn out inquest into the death (many believe murder) of Teoh Beng Huat, it is not surprising to read in malaysiakini's article headed Teoh's family wants post-mortem by Thai expert that his family wants the famous Thai forensics expert to conduct another examnation of the remains as she believes that the chance of suicide was only 20%.
Now we all read about how the PM consoled the family and promised them he would "leave no stone unturned" to find the cause of Teoh's death. Do you reckon that he would not object to the family turning the grave stones over to do the third post-mortem?
If he does not sanction the third post-mortem, we will know he is just like another snake-oil salesman.

Ps. Sorry for the irregular postings. My streamyx line is still not functioning in the new house plus my computer is in the sick bay!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

malaysiakini and UMNO's Road to REFORM or PERDITION?

After the MCA meltdown, we now see the usual rhetorics of the UMNO meetings with the decades old tune of "bangsa, ugama dan negara".
Maybe that is the correct mantra as it is always "me first" with the nation taking the least priority as far as UMNO is concerned.
Don't bet your life on it when they promise to take care of ALL Malaysians under the nice battle cry of 1Malaysia.
So the malaysiakini article Umno on road to reform, vows Najib has drawn some sacarstic responses.
Especially after the BN leaders tried to white-wash the money-corrupted candidate who won in the latest by-election.
I guess it shows that unfortunately for Malaysia, corruption to many Malaysians is something they are prepared to tolerate.
If things are to change, it must begin with us.

Monday, October 12, 2009

malaysiakini and the X-FILES Stories

Strange things are happening in Malaysia and some of them are the stuff of science fiction stories.
First of all we have the "good guilt" guy who was able to get re-elected into the state seat of Bagan Pinang with a larger majority in this story 'Umno has legitimised corruption' .
The other story is about the split in the MCA in which both the President and Deputy President have both lost in the EGM and it shows the delegates' displeasure at the antics of the two leaders. So the malaysiakini article poses this question Will Ong quit as promised? .
What do I make of the results?
The loss in BP may be a good thing for the PR as it is a wake-up call that winning the next general elections is not a certainty. For the BN, it shows how important are the postal votes to secure victory. To postal votes should only be allowed for the few hundred of defence personnel who are in really remote places and not those in barracks.
For the MCA, well the delegates have voted and a political party is only as strong as the unity of the party. Leaders must have followers who want them to lead and the MCA members' voice is loud and clear. In a way, the MCA has shown more democratic practices than other BN componenets like UMNO. Overall I think the BN is still not out of the woods yet as far as voters are concerned but it gives its leaders a little breathing space.

House Shifting BLUES

Spent the last few days shifting house and it has been somewhat sad but also happy occassion.
We have moved to a new house that is about 30% smaller as the old house with its seven rooms was too big to upkeep and I am not too good at housekeeping.
Still the old house is full of memories as it was the place where the family spent about 17 years - that makes it the longest place where we have lived and I told my wife that it would probably retain that record.
That's not the main reason why I have not been posting - the main reason is that the computer at home has a glitch - my wife thinks it's the graphics card and so I probably will be off for a few more days as the new house has still a few items that need fixing.
Will post a few shots of the house later.

Monday, October 5, 2009

malaysiakini and TECHNICAL GUILT?

If one stetches the imagination a lot, it can be argued that most crimes are technical in nature; even drug trafficking as technical means are used to determine the amount of drugs in one's posssession.
First we had the DPM talking of "good guilt" and now the PM has made his contribution to make the BN candidate for the Bagan Pinang state by-election a suitable choice.
In this malaysiakini article Isa's offence a technical matter the corruption charge for which he was found guilty has been given a whitewash.
It shows that our national leaders have no moral compass or the guide they are following is seriously flawed.
So it will be up to voters to tell them with a loud voice....

Friday, October 2, 2009

malaysiakini on KUGAN'S DEATH by POLICE

It is not surprising at the outrage felt by malaysiakini's readers over the charge of "causing grievous hurt" against one policeman after nine months of investigations of the AG's office as described in this malaysiakini article Murder he wrote, now it's 'grievous hurt'.
I had the impression that a charge of "grievous hurt" is brought when the victim recovers but I guess there are a few creative lawyers in the AG's chambers.
This latest shenanigan of the AG's office is only part of Malaysia's sick syndrome whereby most of our important vital institutions like the PDRM, the Judiciary and the AG's office have lost their independent character to uphold justice and maintain law and order.
To me it is really imperative that voters take charge and vote in a new government so that we can save Malaysia. After seeing the stumbling efforts of the BN to reform itself we have no other choice.
It is better to have a less competent new government than the old one that knows all the dirty tricks and willing to compromise all principles of good governance.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

malaysiakini and NOTHING Wrong with the CANDIDATE?...Just BLAME a CORRUPT System

The choice of the candidate for the Bagan Pinang by-election has drawn many response from malaysiakini readers in the article Is Isa the best BN can give voters?.
Many complain about the candidate's involvement in money politics for which he was barred for a few years.
My view is that we have a corrupted system whereby an offence under the party constitution is considered an internal matter and nothing was done to try the matter in a court of law. It is as if UMNO is a very public secret society and one can commit a crime within the party and be safe from persecution from society.
It is now up to the voters in BP to tell our national leaders that any candidate who would have been guilty of an offence like corruption cannot be deemed worthy to become an elected representative of the people, no matter how good he is in other things like public relations.
In a way the by-election is a test of the moral compass of the voters in supporting or rejecting corrupted leaders.