10 May 2008

The antics of a debutant Oxonian backbencer called Khairy@KJ....

Since the beginning of this new Dewan Rakyat session, Khairy has almost become the central figure in all debates. His attempts to take on the Pakatan Rakyat parliamentarians in a debate has caused battle royal in the Dewan.He is not just seen interjecting actively in fellow MPs' debates, his name has also been repeatedly dragged by others into their debates.

It started when Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) was debating on the royal address and called for the enactment of the Freedom of Information Act, as well as abolishing the Official Secrets Act.

Azmin Ali said,"The Freedom of Information Act has been introduced in 55 countries including Zimbabwe. The only one which is lagging behind in this is Malaysia and perhaps Mongolia,".

At this juncture, Khairy interjected and asked whether the five state governments under Pakatan will declassify documents that are of public interest to ensure free flow of information.

And to this, a composed Azmin replied: "If I can propose this Act at the federal level, I am sure we can do it at the state levels as well."

"But I want to remind Rembau (Khairy), if we declassify the documents, there will be many things which will put the Umno leaders in trouble," the Gombak MP said to the amusement of the opposition MPs. After the March 8 polls, there were complaints from the new Pakatan state governments, charging that some BN leaders had destroyed official documents to avoid the new government to trace the previous leadership's actions.

Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) then stood to say: "Why are we only hearing of ketuanan Melayu (Malay Supremacy) today when before March 8 (polling day) we’ve only heard of ketuanan menantu! (Son-In-Law's Supremacy)." (Khairy is Pat Lah's son-in-law) The house burst out in laughter and Khairy was seen looking for a Rule in the Standing Order.

Khairy was dealt with the second blow when he tried to take on Fong Po Kuan (DAP-Batu Gajah) in her debate.

He questioned Fong over Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim's recent announcement that all Pakatan's state assemblypersons in the state will be given an allocation of RM500,000.

"The allocation is only meant for Pakatan state assemblypersons. I want to know whether the same allocation will be given to the BN state assemblypersons on the principle of justice?" asked Khairy.

Fong, who has earned the reputation as the 'cili padi' in the house, retorted to the Rembau MP with her trademark fiery oratory skill.

"I agree that the allocation is not party's money but the rakyat's money. However, before the March 8 polls, the BN also gave the allocations to its state assemblypersons only," she said.

Khairy stood up and tried to rebut Fong at this point but the ‘cili padi' did not let up.

"Before you make any comment, please find a mirror to see yourself first. If you don't have a mirror, please find a bucket of water...

"For the past 50 years, we didn't get a single cent!"
she said to the applause from the opposition MPs who were thumping the table.

While Lim Kit Siang was known to be prickly and easily irritated at times, many expected him to be more relaxed and cool now especially when some of his past tormentors are no longer in the new Dewan Rakyat.

Then, many wondered whether it was the man-a first term MP-or the question that caused him to call Khairy Jamaluddin(BN-Rembau) "the richest unemployed person in the world".

While Lim Kit Siang was debating the motion of thanks to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for his speech to the MPs last week, he caused uneasiness among the BN backbencers when he alluded to Raja Petra website.

Among those who stood up to challenge him was Oxfordian Khairy who, probably tongue-in-cheek, asked whether it was right for Raja Petra to use the word "hell" as only God decides who goes to hell or heaven.

Lim Kit Siang thundered back."We are not talking about religion!It is a way of saying that those who mudered Mongolian model Altantuya Shariibu in October lasy year should be punished to the full extent of the law. It is not about going to hell or heaven.

"If you cannot understand this,what is the point of graduating from Oxford? This is a disgrace to the university." says Lim Kit Siang.

So Khairy to be a YB isnt plain sailing and to become PM before 40 isnt that easy either. You got wait till pigs can fly out of Rembau.........

(sources from Malaysiakini and the Sun)



Unknown said...

Pak lah: Mengapa kau tak balas balik kritikan depa Khairy?

Khairy: Yang tu depa tak ajar di Oxford ayahanda?

Anonymous said...

List of racial discriminations in Malaysia, practiced by government as well as government agencies. This list is an open secret. Best verified by government itself because it got the statistics.

This list is not in the order of importance, that means the first one on the list is not the most important and the last one on the list does not mean least important.

This list is a common knowledge to a lot of Malaysians, especially those non-malays (Chinese, Ibans, Kadazans, Orang Asli, Tamils, etc) who were being racially discriminated.

Figures in this list are estimates only and please take it as a guide only. Government of Malaysia has the most correct figures. Is government of Malaysia too ashamed to publish their racist acts by publishing racial statistics?

This list cover a period of about 50 years since independence (1957).

List of racial discriminations (Malaysia):

(1) Out of all the 5 major banks, only one bank is multi-racial, the rest are controlled by malays

(2) 99% of Petronas directors are malays

(3) 3% of Petronas employees are Chinese

(4) 99% of 2000 Petronas gasoline stations are owned by malays

(5) 100% all contractors working under Petronas projects must be bumis status

(6) 0% of non-malay staffs is legally required in malay companies. But there must be 30% malay staffs in Chinese companies

(7) 5% of all new intake for government army, nurses, polices, is non-malays

(8) 2% is the present Chinese staff in Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), drop from 40% in 1960

(9) 2% is the percentage of non-malay government servants in Putrajaya. But malays make up 98%

(10) 7% is the percentage of Chinese government servants in the whole government (in 2004), drop from 30% in 1960

(11) 95% of government contracts are given to malays

(12) 100% all business licensees are controlled by malay government e.g. Approved Permits, Taxi Permits, etc

(13) 80% of the Chinese rice millers in Kedah had to be sold to malay controlled Bernas in 1980s. Otherwise, life is make difficult for Chinese rice millers

(14) 100 big companies set up, managed and owned by Chinese Malaysians were taken over by government, and later managed by malays since 1970s e.g. MISC, UMBC, UTC, etc

(15) At least 10 Chinese owned bus companies (throughout Malaysia, throughout 40 years) had to be sold to MARA or other malay transport companies due to rejection by malay authority to Chinese application for bus routes and rejection for their application for new buses

(16) 2 Chinese taxi drivers were barred from driving in Johor Larkin bus station. There are about 30 taxi drivers and 3 are Chinese in October 2004. Spoiling taxi club properties was the reason given

(17) 0 non-malays are allowed to get shop lots in the new Muar bus station (November 2004)

(18) 8000 billion ringgit is the total amount the government channeled to malay pockets through ASB, ASN, MARA, privatisation of government agencies, Tabung Haji etc, through NEP over 34 years period

(19) 48 Chinese primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(20) 144 Indian primary schools closed down since 1968 - 2000

(21) 2637 malay primary schools built since 1968 - 2000

(22) 2.5% is government budget for Chinese primary schools. Indian schools got only 1%, malay schools got 96.5%

(23) While a Chinese parent with RM1000 salary (monthly) cannot get school-text-book-loan, a malay parent with RM2000 salary is eligible

(24) 10 all public universities vice chancellors are malays

(25) 5% - the government universities lecturers of non-malay origins had been reduced from about 70% in 1965 to only 5% in 2004

(26) Only 5% is given to non-malays for government scholarships over 40 years

(27) 0 Chinese or Indians were sent to Japan and Korea under "Look East Policy"

(28) 128 STPM Chinese top students could not get into the course that they aspired e.g. Medicine (in 2004)

(29) 10% place for non-bumi students for MARA science schools beginning from year 2003, but only 7% are filled. Before that it was 100% malays

(30) 50 cases whereby Chinese and Indian Malaysians, are beaten up in the National Service program in 2003

(31) 25% is Malaysian Chinese population in 2004, drop from 45% in 1957

(32) 7% is the present Malaysian Indians population (2004), a drop from 12% in 1957

(33) 2 million Chinese Malaysians had emigrated to overseas since 40 years ago

(34) 0.5 million Indian Malaysians had emigrated to overseas

(35) 3 million Indonesians had migrated into Malaysia and became Malaysian citizens with bumis status

(36) 600000 are the Chinese and Indian Malaysians with red IC and were rejected repeatedly when applying for citizenship for 40 years. Perhaps 60% of them had already passed away due to old age. This shows racism of how easily Indonesians got their citizenship compare with the Chinese and Indians

(37) 5% - 15% discount for a malay to buy a house, regardless whether the malay is poor or rich

(38) 2% is what Chinese new villages get compare with 98% of what malay villages got for rural development budget

(39) 50 road names (at least) had been changed from Chinese names to other names

(40) 1 Dewan Gan Boon Leong (in Malacca) was altered to other name (e.g. Dewan Serbaguna or sort) when it was being officially used for a few days. Government try to shun Chinese names. This racism happened in around year 2000 or sort

(41) 0 churches/temples were built for each housing estate. But every housing estate got at least one mosque/surau built

(42) 3000 mosques/surau were built in all housing estates throughout Malaysia since 1970. No churches, no temples are required to be built in housing estates

(43) 1 Catholic church in Shah Alam took 20 years to apply to be constructed. But told by malay authority that it must look like a factory and not look like a church. Still not yet approved in 2004

(44) 1 publishing of Bible in Iban language banned (in 2002)

(45) 0 of the government TV stations (RTM1, RTM2, TV3) are directors of non-malay origins

(46) 30 government produced TV dramas and films always showed that the bad guys had Chinese face, and the good guys had malay face. You can check it out since 1970s. Recent years, this tendency becomes less

(47) 10 times, at least, malays (especially Umno) had threatened to massacre the Chinese Malaysians using May 13 since 1969

(48) 20 constituencies won by DAP would not get funds from the government to develop. Or these Chinese majority constituencies would be the last to be developed

(49) 100 constituencies (parliaments and states) had been racistly re-delineated so Chinese voters were diluted that Chinese candidates, particularly DAP candidates lost in election since 1970s

(50) Only 3 out of 12 human rights items are ratified by Malaysia government since 1960

(51) 0 - elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (UN Human Rights) is not ratified by Malaysia government since 1960s

(52) 20 reported cases whereby malay ambulance attendances treated Chinese patients inhumanely, and malay government hospital staffs purposely delay attending to Chinese patients in 2003. Unreported cases may be 200

(53) 50 cases each year whereby Chinese, especially Chinese youths being beaten up by malay youths in public places. We may check at police reports provided the police took the report, otherwise there will be no record

(54) 20 cases every year whereby Chinese drivers who accidentally knocked down malays were seriously assaulted or killed by malays

(55) 12% is what ASB/ASN got per annum while banks fixed deposit is only about 3.5% per annum

There are hundreds more racial discriminations in Malaysia to add to this list of "colossal" racism. It is hope that the victims of racism will write in to expose racism.

Malaysia government should publish statistics showing how much malays had benefited from the "special rights" of malays and at the same time tell the statistics of how much other minority races are being discriminated.

Hence, the responsibility lies in the Malaysia government itself to publish unadulterated statistics of racial discrimination.

If the Malaysia government hides the statistics above, then there must be some evil doings, immoral doings, shameful doings and sinful doings, like the Nazi, going on onto the non-malays of Malaysia.

Civilized nation, unlike evil Nazi, must publish statistics to show its treatment on its minority races. This is what Malaysia must publish……….

We are asking for the publication of the statistics showing how "implementation of special rights of malays" had inflicted colossal racial discrimination onto non-malays.

Anonymous said...

New Cabinet:

Prime Minister - Anwar

Deputy Prime Minister - Lim Kit Siang

Culture Minister - Farish Noor

Defence Minister -

Education Minister - Nga Kor Ming

Environment Minister - Teresa Kok

Finance Minister - Tony Pua

Foreign Minister - Ramasamy

Health Minister - Tan Seng Giaw

Home Minister -

Information Minister - Jeff Ooi

Law Minister - Teng Chang Khim

Manpower Minister -

Sports Minister -

Technology Minister -

Trade Minister - Khalid

Transport Minister - Liew Chin Tong

(Penang Chief Minister - Lim Guan Eng)

Anonymous said...

I wish to point out that the Orang Asli, not the malays, are the original inhabitants of Malaysia. Most of the malay Malaysians came from Sumatra and other parts of Indonesia. They only migrated here much earlier than the Chinese and Indian Malaysians. It does not mean they deserve privileges or rights just because they were the pioneer immigrants.

It is true that there have been abuses under the name of malay special rights and it is the duty of the malays in particular, and all Malaysians in general, to stop it so that the rightful malays get their rights, and the non-malays get their rights as citizens of this country.

It is a sad thing to say, but I do believe the main thing that is holding back malays is not the Chinese or the Indians, but the malays themselves. That is why Badawi and Mahathir have been quoted as telling to throw away crutches and work hard to face the challenges of globalisation.

The malay and others of the same mind should learn to stand on their own feet rather than claim for special rights and privileges. The world is becoming globalised and if they don't change their attitude, they will only become beggars in their own country.

As for the malays who insist on hiding behind the veil of malay special rights - you have lost the respect of non-malays a long time ago.

We also suspect that the current situation will, unfortunately, get worse if no action is taken now. Why? Because our kids in school hardly mix with each other. They will grow up with little understanding of their fellow Malaysians, and with the suspicions that exist, it will be worse.

The truth of the matter is that polarisation in Malaysia is caused by the discriminatory practises of the government - especially after the NEP - rather than vernacular education.

The NEP is upheld for the rich and not the poor in Malaysia.

Whether we admit it or not, the problem is that the special rights and privileges given have now resulted in only a selected few malays getting richer and richer. The bulk of the malays, especially in the rural areas are not benefiting from the system.

Poor people are poor people, rich people are rich people - no matter which race they come from.

The poor in Malaysia must be served but I am sure all taxpayers feel that this should be done in a manner which is blind to age, ethnicity, gender and religion.

What is wrong with extending help to all deserving citizens based on merits and needs regardless of race?

The Malaysia problem is that rich do become richer. And because of the political system, the players are the same.

Out of control - this is all I can say about any type of enforcement and the level of corruption in Malaysia. No idea what Badawi has done in his four years in office but judging from the ground, I guess nothing much.

If you have ever heard of the simple saying, "Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach him how to fish and he eats for a lifetime." you will realise that many non-malays have learned how to fish but the government is still handing out fishes to the malays. One day the fish will run out.

If you want to say discrimination is here in the US, yes, of course it is. Can you name a country where it doesn't happen? But let me tell you one thing - if you go looking for it, you will find it. But in Malaysia, you don't have to go look for it because it seeks you out, slaps you in your face every which way you turn, and is sanctioned by law!

Official figures have more than one million Chinese Malaysians emigrating over the past 25 years. Why did they emigrate? I am sure the government knows.

For most professionals, living abroad has its own ups and downs. But you get dignity, fair treatment and respect for your ability. You get a voice too. And ears to hear you.

Brain drain by the tank-loads is what we get. Every single year, Malaysia loses people who could potentially contribute to the country immensely.

So malay, you may keep your rights and perpetuate them. Such things are archaic. Who loses in the end? Your country, which should have been a first world one by today.

I sympathize with those that have benefited from the NEP, but the bad news is that the price he pays for his progress is much higher than what he pays for his benefit.

These special rights and privileges were once a necessity for them to move forward. Today, after many decades, they find themselves still standing in the same place.

It is a shame that our history has been constantly twisted so that our younger generation has no understanding of Malaysia's foundation and its true aspiration.

It is arguable that if not for the contributions of the Chinese and Indian Malaysians who helped in the development of this country tremendously, Malaysia would probably be in same category like Indonesia or the Philippines, if not worst.

To improve the malays lot, more have to be made to work in private companies where competition is real and what count is your ability. If special rights only help malays to become government servants, then all the more reason not to invoke special rights.

But of course, the present ruling elite drunken with wealth, will continue to fight this dream to ensure that Malaysia is kept divided so that BN can continue to rule.

Alternatively, Malaysians may begin to realise the dream of a new Malaysia.

The bitter truth is that the majority of this nation don't see the need to change things yet and until then, we can do little about it.

The bottom line with present day globalisation is this: compete on a level-playing field or you will lose. Plain and simple.

Kerajaan Rakyat said...

YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,
Perdana Menteri Malaysia.

Y.A.B. Datuk Seri,

Saya, Mohd Sofi Yassin, rakyat Malaysia bermastautin di negeri Selangor dengan ini merakamkan rasa kecewa dan hampa yang teramat terhadap kecelaruan dan kepincangan dalam pentadbiran kerajaan Malaysia yang diterajui oleh YAB Datuk Seri.

Sebagai rakyat Malaysia, Melayu dan beragama Islam, saya dengan penuh keinsafan dan rasa tanggungjawab mengatakan di sini bahawa terdapat banyak perkara yang amat bertentangan dengan prinsip Rukun Negara dan kedaulatan Negara yang telah YAB dan parti pemerintah di bawah pimpinan YAB telah lakukan.

Di antara kekecewaan saya ialah:

1. Kenapa berlaku pendakwaan terpilih yang keterlaluan dalam pentadbiran kerajaan Barisan Nasional / UMNO sejak dari dulu hingga sekarang, dan tiada usaha oleh YAB Datuk Seri untuk mengembalikan kedaulatan perlembagaan?

2. Ketegasan yang cuba YAB paparkan terhadap kes YB Karpal Singh dalam isu berkaitan ke bawah DYMM Sultan Perak, jelas menampakkan ketidakjujuran dan pendakwaan terpilih YAB dalam melayani permasalahan rakyat khususnya dalam urusan kedaulatan Raja-Raja Melayu.

3. Saya hanya akan bersetuju dengan ketegasan YAB jika tindakan dan siasatan yang sama dilakukan terhadap kesemua wakil rakyat Barisan Nasional di negeri Terengganu dan Perlis yang telah dengan jelas, angkuh, sombong dan bongkak mempertikaikan hak serta kedaulatan Sultan Terengganu dan Raja Perlis pada akhir bulan Mac dan April 2008 yang lalu?

4. Sementara dalam kes berkaitan pendakwaan dan penahanan YM. Raja Petra Kamaruddin, di mana kewajarannya tindakan tersebut dilakukan? Bukankah kita berada dalam sebuah negara merdeka dan berdaulat, mempunyai undang-undang yang membenarkan YAB Dato’ Seri Najib mengambil tindakan secara berhemah, terhormat dan secara peribadi?. Sekiranya Dato’ Seri Najib merasakan dia difitnah, maka seharusnya beliaulah yang menyaman YM. Raja Petra. Kenapa mesti undang-undang yang mencengkam kebebasan rakyat yang digunakan oleh pemerintahan Barisan Nasional?

YAB Datuk Seri,

Saya sebagai rakyat Malaysia yang mengasihi pemimpin yang jujur, ikhlas, berilmu, dan bertanggungjawab ingin mencernakan dan meleraikan tanggapan saya dan rakyat Malaysia terbanyak terhadap beberapa keraguan berikut:

1. Semasa musim piliharaya umum ke 12 yang lalu, rakyat Malaysia telah dimaklumkan bahawa menantu Perdana Menteri, Khairy Jamaluddin dengan sedar, dan Datuk Seri juga menyedarinya telah mencampuri urusan pentadbiran negara sedangkan beliau atas sifat sebagai menantu Perdana Menteri tidak berhak melakukannya. Pertanyaan saya, apakah benar perkara ini? Kalau tidak benar, kenapakah majoriti rakyat Malaysia termasuk ahli UMNO sendiri mengakuinya? Bukankah ini perbuatan orang yang tidak amanah?

2. Saya dengan penuh kesedaran telah melihat beberapa gambar YAB Datuk Seri dalam keadaan dan kelakuan yang dapat saya takrifkan sebagai biadap, keterlaluan, tidak sopan dan amat menghina kesusilaan budaya masyarakat Melayu dan Agama Islam. Soalan saya apakah benar itu perbuatan Datuk Seri? Sekiranya benar itu perbuatan Datuk Seri, maka saya dengan penuh hormat berdasarkan hak saya sebagai rakyat Malaysia mencadangkan agar Datuk Seri memohon maaf secara terbuka kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia atas kebiadapan Datuk Seri.

Sekian dan semoga Datuk Seri diberi pertunjuk daripada ALLAH SWT.

Ikhlas daripada

Mohd Sofi Yassin.
Rakyat Malaysia.