Monday, March 31, 2008

DAP Buntong DUN Quits?

I hope it is rumor or sandiwara. So sad to hear the news. Even there is lack of Indian EXCO, as long as they represent the Rakyat, they still can and able to serve the people and the community. Think again, macha, don't la quit when you don't even serve the Rakyat who voted you and the party. The newly formed government is meant for Malaysian regardless of race, religion.

News from
The Star:

PETALING JAYA: Buntong assemblyman A.Sivasubramaniam has quit DAP, leaving the DAP-PKR-PAS coalition government in Perak teetering on the brink of collapse.



News from MalaysiaKini:

甫中选为民主行动党霹雳文冬(Buntong)州议员的西华苏巴马廉(AN Sivasubramaniam),因不满州主席倪可汉食言未委任两名印裔行政议员,愤而宣布退党,为霹雳州政府丢下一枚震撼弹。

白花野牡丹

Chinese medicine with many uses. Pick the flower bud and sun dried it. My mom told me just drink it like tea by adding warm water. They claim able to reduce cholesterol, migraine , diabetes. Some of the uses found in the web. Anyway, the plant is very hard to grow.

用途:

1. 藥用:味甘、酸、澀、性平。有清熱利濕、止血、消腫止痛之效
2. 園藝觀賞用。


In another website, they claimed this:
"我在林海山家门前看到一盆晒干的花蕾,问他那是什么花,他说:“这是野牡丹的花,我每天清晨天未亮就起来采,因为白花野牡丹的花最好在清晨时分,花未绽放前把它摘下,这样疗效会更高,对降血压非常有效。”哦,原来如此!“别小看这一盆花蕾,我可是花了两个多星期才采集到这么多的。”他边用手拨弄着盆里的白花野牡丹,边补充说:“野牡丹的叶子对治咳嗽也很有疗效,你大概不知道吧!”






Ai Wah & Alex

Now is the time for photos of the happy couple and B2K. Eh, Kok Hong, KJ, Ally, Wai Har, please upload your photos as well to the web. One more thing, the Exco has spoken, TBK, time to go.

Eh, why this waitress tak malu sit together with us in Table 9 ah? Go and work lady.......

You can view and download the photos here.




New EXCO line up
Standing from left: Sim, Hui, Ally, Lim, Wai Har
Sitting: Pl & HH, SY, Kok Hong, KJ, FK




Saturday, March 29, 2008

Again, the concenration is on Penang

All B2K gather in Penang Island again since 1999, although this time around the number is smaller but we have the representative from East & West Malaysia.

Even Yang Ping also fly back from Switzerland, but he will not attend the party as he is practicing "pantang larang" because his party is on 17 May 2008.

more update soon, especially on photos......

Monday, March 24, 2008

Siapa Yang Biadap?

On 13th March 2008, Utusan Melayu condemned DAP Biadap of suggesting the elected DAP YB to boycott the swearing ceremony. I wonder why this time around Utusan Melayu never condemn their own boss, UMNO, biadap of boycotting the swearing ceremony in Terengganu, Biadap to Sultan of Terengganu as well as Agong of Malaysia. Utusan Melayu is practising double standard ....... Now you know the role play by UMNO-controlled papers.


"KUALA LUMPUR 13 Mac – Ketua Penerangan UMNO, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd. Taib menyifatkan arahan DAP supaya wakil rakyatnya di Perak memulaukan majlis angkat sumpah pelantikan Menteri Besar, sebagai sungguh biadap dan kurang ajar.

Beliau berkata, DAP perlu ingat bahawa majlis tersebut adalah sebahagian daripada adat istiadat Kesultanan Perak yang bermakna jika tidak menghormatinya, maka ia menjadi satu penghinaan kepada institusi raja-raja Melayu.

DAP malam tadi mengarahkan kesemua 18 Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) parti itu di Perak memulaukan majlis angkat sumpah jawatan Menteri Besar, petang ini.

Tindakan itu diambil berikutan keputusan Pemangku Raja Perak, Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, semalam, yang memilih ADUN Pasir Panjang merangkap Setiausaha Perhubungan Pas negeri, Ir. Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, sebagai Menteri Besar Perak ke-10."


The chronology of the Terengganu MB crisis.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Kuok Foundation's Undergraduate Awards 2008

For those (Malaysian) who study in Malaysia and Singapore public universities, you can apply the study loan/grant from Kuok Foundation Berhad. You can download the forms from the website or get it from:

Kuok Foundation Berhad (Undergraduate Awards 2008)
14th Floor Wisma Jerneh,
38, jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur.

You can ask for the form by post, but please attach together the copy of the latest STPM or University results and a stamped (50c) self-addressed white envelope (16cm x 23cm).

One last thing, closing date is 11 April 2008.
As a Kuok Foundation Scholar and also my wife, i hope more people can get the awards....... and enjoy the Scholar Reunion dinner as well .......

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wan Azizah - Opposition Leader in Parliament


I believe in this way, Uncle Lim can concentrate more in helping the state governments of Penang, Perak and Selangor to become a better governments. But, will Wan Azizah as good as Uncle Lim in debating in Parliament. Of course, the main objective is to let Anwar come back to Parliament and take over the Opposition Leader post.


News from MerdekaReview:

第12届全国大选中成功突破国阵三分之二国会多数席优势、拿下五州政权的人民公正党、民主行动党与回教党党魁达致协议,推举人民公正党主席旺阿兹莎(Wan Azizah Ismail)出任国会在野党领袖,直到前副首相安华依布拉欣有资格参选为止。

New Cabinet Line Up: Kecoh Now

Update 4pm:
Rafidah remain UMNO
Wanita Chief.


Older Post:
Two (2) them rejected the appointment. Below might be the reason.

"Ahli parlimen Jerantut, Datuk Seri Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar, dilaporkan turut menolak jawatan timbalan menteri luar dengan alasan beliau telah lama berkhidmat dan sewajarnya diberikan jawatan menteri. Menurut satu laporan, Anifah menolak pelantikan atas sebab yang sama."


The one who dropped from line up resigned from party post, not one but maybe two.

Case 1:

"Saya rasa saya tidak boleh lagi bekerja."

Case 2:

"Wanita Umno semalam mengadakan mesyuarat khas membincangkan kengguguran Rafidah dan juga ketiadaan wakil pergerakan itu dalam kabinet.

Naib ketuanya Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, yang tewas di kerusi Lembah Pantai, tidak tersenarai sebagaimana janji Abdullah untuk tidak melantik calon BN yang kecundang.

Bagaimanapun beliau tiba-tiba dilantik penasihat khas Perdana Menteri bagi hal-ehwal sosial dan wanita petang semalam, dipercayai selepas Abdullah didesak berbuat demikian.

Pelantikan mengejut Shahrizat dilaporkan gagal meredakan kekecewaan mereka."


Maybe what Anwar said was correct!

Wait and see, we shall.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Why She Miss It?


She miss it because she no longer can fly to Base Camp in Nepal by using helicopter, attend the 2008 Beijing Olympic game and travel around the world where there are sport events involving Malaysian. No more free tickets and free ride.


News from NST:

Azalina said although she would certainly miss the sporting scene, especially after having headed the Youth and Sports Ministry for four years, she would continue to follow the progress.

New Cabinet Line Up

Pak Lah include this Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib as minister. What the heck! Another minister from back door. Pak Lah took up the Finance mnister post again, as like there is no expert in financial sector among the elected MPs. Ya, he can get 3 sets of salary, as PM, as Minister and as MP. Kaya lah Pak Lah, easily RM50k a month including all the allowances. And do we really need a FT ministry just to take care the 3 FT in Malaysia?


News from NST:

Prime Minister: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Federal Government Administration Center, Bangunan Perdana Putra, 62502 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8888 8000 , Fax: 03 8888 3444

Deputy Prime Minister's Office
Pejabat Timbalan Perdana Menteri Malaysia
http://www.pmo.gov.my/website/tpmwebdb.nsf
Deputy Prime Minister: Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak
Aras 4, Blok Barat, Bangunan Perdana Putra, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62502 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8888 1950 , Fax: 03 8888 0035

Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department:
Minister: Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok
Minister: Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Minister: Datuk Mohd Zaid Ibrahim
Minister: Datuk Amirsham Aziz
Minister: Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz

Deputy Ministers Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department:
Deputy Minister: Datuk Johari Baharum
Deputy Minister: Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim
Deputy Minister: Devamany Krishnasamy
Deputy Minister: Datuk Hassan Malek

Ministry of Agriculture & Agro-Based Industry
Kementerian Pertanian & Industri Asas Tani
http://agrolink.moa.my/
Minister: Datuk Mustapa Mohamed
Deputy: Datuk Rohani Ibrahim
Wisma Tani, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, 50624 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2617 5000 , Fax: 03 2691 3758

Ministry of Unity, Arts & Culture
Kementerian Kesenian, Kebudayaan & Warisan - KeKKWa
http://heritage.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal
Deputy: Teng Boon Seng
Tingkat 26, 27, 30, 34 & 35, Menara TH Perdana, Maju Junction, 1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50694 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2612 7600 , Fax: 03 2693 5114

Ministry of Defence
Kementerian Pertahanan
http://www.mod.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Abdul Razak
Deputy: Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop
Jalan Padang Tembak, 50634 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2071 1333 , Fax: 03 2691 7217

Ministry of Domestic Trade & Consumer Affairs
Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri & Hal Ehwal Pengguna
http://www.kpdnhep.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad
Deputy: Jelaing Mersat
Lot 2G3, Presint 2, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62623 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8882 5500 , 1 800 866 800 (Aduan Harga), 1 800 882 002 (Anti Piracy), Fax: 03 8882 5762

Ministry of Education
Kementerian Pendidikan
http://www.moe.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Hishammuddin Bin Tun Hussein
Deputy: Datuk Wee Ka Siong
Deputy: Datuk Razali Ibrahim
Aras 5, Blok E8, Parcel E, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62604 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8884 6000

Ministry of Energy, Water & Communications
Kementerian Tenaga, Air & Komunikasi
http://www.ktkm.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor
Deputy: Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum
Block E4/5, Kompleks Kerajaan Parcel E, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62668 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8883 6000 , Fax: 03 8889 3712

Ministry of Entrepreneur & Co-operative Development
Kementerian Pembangunan Usahawan & Koperasi
http://www.mecd.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Noh Omar
Deputy: Saifuddin Abdullah
2 (Lot 2G6), Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, Putrajaya
Tel: 03 03 8880 5000, Fax: 03 8880 5106

Ministry of Federal Territories
Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan
http://www.kwp.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique
Deputy: Datuk M. Saravanan
Aras 1-4, Blok 2, Menara PjH, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8889 7888 , Fax: 03 8888 9140

Ministry of Finance
Kementerian Kewangan
http://www.treasury.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Minister: Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Deputy: Datuk Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah
Deputy: Datuk Kong Cho Ha
Kompleks Kementerian Kewangan, Precinct 2, 62592 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8882 3000 , Fax: 03 8882 3892

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Kementerian Luar Negeri
http://www.kln.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Seri Rais Yatim
Deputy: Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum
Wisma Putra, 1 Jalan Wisma Putra, Precinct 2, 62602 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8887 4000 , 03 887 4570 (After Hours/Emergency), Fax: 03 8889 1717

Ministry of Health
Kementerian Kesihatan
http://www.moh.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Liow Tiong Lai
Deputy: Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad
Blok E7, Parcel E, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62510 Wilayah Persekutuan
Tel: 03 8883 2539 , Fax: 03 8889 5245

Ministry of Higher Education
Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi
http://www.mohe.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Khaled Nordin
Deputy: Hoo Kok Choon
Deputy: Datuk Idris Harun
Blok E3, Parcel E, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62505 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8883 5000 , Fax: 03 8889 3921

Ministry Housing & Local Government
Kementerian Perumahan & Kerajaan Tempatan
http://www.kpkt.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Ong Ka Chuan
Deputy: Datuk Robert Lau
Deputy: Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin
Paras 5, Blok K, Pusat Bandar Damansara, Peti Surat 12579, 50782 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2094 7033 , Fax: 03 2094 7380

Ministry of Human Resources
Kementerian Sumber Manusia
http://www.mohr.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk S. Subramaniam
Deputy: Datuk Noraini Ahmad
Level 6-9, Block D3, Parcel D, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62502 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8886 5000 , Fax: 03 8889 2381

Ministry of Information
Kementerian Penerangan
http://www.kempen.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Deputy: Datuk Tan Lian Hoe
Angkasapuri, Bukit Putra, 50610 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2282 5333 , Fax: 03 2282 1255

Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs
Kementerian Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan Dalam Negeri
http://www.mois.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar
Deputy: Datuk Chor Chee Heung
Deputy: Senator Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh
Blok D1 & D2, Parcel D, Pusat Pentadbiran & Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62546 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8886 8000 , Fax: 03 8889 1613

Ministry of International Trade & Industry
Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa & Industri
http://www.miti.gov.my/
Minister: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Deputy: Lee We Keong
Deputy: Datuk Jacob Dungau Sagan
Block 10, Government Offices Complex, Jalan Duta, 50622 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 6203 3022 , Fax: 03 6203 2337

Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment
Kementerian Sumber Asli & Alam Sekitar
http://www.nre.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas
Deputy: Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh
Tingkat 13, Wisma Tanah, Jalan Semarak, 50574, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2692 1566 , Fax: 03 2691 9426

Ministry of Plantation Industries & Commodities
Kementerian Perusahaan Perladangan & Komoditi
http://www.kppk.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui
Deputy: A. Kohilan Pillay
Aras 6-13, Lot 2G4, Precint 2, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62654 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8880 3300 , Fax: 03 8880 3422

Ministry of Rural & Regional Development
Kementerian Kemajuan Luar Bandar & Wilayah
http://www.rurallink.gov.my/
Minister: Tan Sri Muhammad Mohd Taib
Deputy: Tan Sri Joseph Kurup
Deputy: Joseph Entulu
Blok D9, Parcel D, Kompleks Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62606 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8886 3500 , Fax: 03 8889 2104

Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovations
Kementerian Sains, Teknologi & Inovasi
http://www.mosti.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili
Deputy: Datuk Fadhilah Yusuf
1-7, Blok C5, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62662 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8885 8000 , Fax: 03 8888 6070

Ministry of Tourism
Kementerian Pelancongan
http://www.motour.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Azalina Othman Said
Deputy: Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib
Tingkat 6, 21, 32-36, Menara Dato' Onn, Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra, 45 Jalan Tun Ismail, 50695 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2693 7111 , Fax: 03 2694 1146

Ministry of Transport
Kementerian Pengangkutan
http://www.mot.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Ong Tee Keat
Deputy: Datuk Anifah Aman
Aras 5, 6 & 7, Blok D5, Parcel D, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62502 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8886 6000 , Fax: 03 8889 2537

Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development
Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluaga & Masyarakat
http://www.kpwkm.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen
Deputy: Senator Noriah Kasnon
Aras 1-6, Blok E, Kompleks Pejabat Kerajaan Bukit Perdana, Jalan Dato' Onn, 50515 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2693 0095 , Fax: 03 2693 4982

Ministry of Works
Kementerian Kerja Raya
http://www.kkr.gov.my/
Minister: Datuk Ir Mohd Zain Mohamad
Deputy: Datuk Yong Khoon Seng
Tingkat 4, Blok B, Kompleks Kerja Raya, Jalan Sultan Salahuddin, 50580 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2711 1100 , Fax: 03 2711 6564

Ministry of Youth & Sports
Kementerian Belia & Sukan
http://www.kbs.gov.my/ or http://www.menteribeliasukan.net/
Minister: Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Deputy: Wee Jeck Seng
Lot 4 G4, Presint 4, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62570 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8871 3333 , Fax: 03 8888 8767

Monday, March 17, 2008

Terrible First F1 Race - Australia

Photo from TheStar Sport News

Imagine only 7 cars crossed the finishing line out of 22 cars. It was either crashed out or mechanical/engine failure. All you need is to drive safely cross the line, then sure you will get the point. Even if you do not finish the 58 laps like Toro Rosso's Sebastien Bourdais, 2 laps from finishing line, also get some points.

The most terrible crash was Timo Glock in Toyota, all 4 suspensions broke and the spun few times before hit the barrier.

The most dissapointed team of course went to Ferrari, both cars having mechanical failure.

Now Perak Waive The Summonses

Perak also follow the step of Penang to waive all summonses issued by local governments. Pros & Cons. Up to you to judge it. Somehow it will ease the burden of rakyat, some said not fair to those who paid it. No right or wrong here.

News from TheStar:

KUALA KANGSAR: Perak Mentri Besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin has announced a waiver for all compound notices and parking summonses issued by local councils in the state up till Monday.

He also pledged to support all federal government projects planned for Perak "that benefit the rakyat".

The announcement comes on the back of a similar move announced by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng last week.

Ai Wah & Alex: Wedding Picture



For more information: click her's blog and UPMB2K's blog.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Now Is Perlis & Terengganu

Even the UMNO dominant state in Perlis and Terengganu also facing problem of appointing MB, what about Perak who make up of DAP-PKR-PAS that only has 3 seats more compared to BN?

In both cases for Perlis and Terengganu, it seem like the Raja Perlis and Sultan Terengganu does not accept the choice of our PM.

Internal between UMNO Perlis is not new to us. They have been fighting even before the nomination day. They have their own agenda, only GOD know!

Bernama apologises to Penang CM

Finally, it was just another dirty job by Utusan and Bernama to create unhappiness among races in Malaysia. Read more on YB JeffOoi.

News from TheStar:
PENANG: Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency) has apologised to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for its news story on March 12 which mistakenly quoted Lim as commenting on the May 13 incident.

The apology was contained in a letter dated Saturday and signed by its editor-in-chief Yong Soo Heong.

In the letter sent to the Chief Minister’s office and faxed to The Star, Yong said the inclusion of the fact was intended to give background on the establishment of the New Economic Policy (NEP) in 1971.

“Nevertheless, upon a thorough review, the inclusion of that fact along with Lim's quote may have been inappropriate," he said in the letter.

On March 12, Bernama quoted Lim as saying that the NEP, which was introduced in 1971 after the May 13, 1969, racial riots to eradicate poverty and restructure society, was the source of “cronyism, corruption and inefficiency.”

The Chief Minister’s office in a statement urged the media to play their role in reporting facts.

Friday, March 14, 2008

UMNO Protest at Komtar

Updates of Video Clips and Photos 8.50pm:

FRU in Alert






Updates from Georgetown 3.50pm:

My friend SY just called me that all shops in KOMTAR, Prangin Mall closed due to the protest. Can these shops claim their losses from UMNO which include shops that belong to peace-loving Malays, Indians, Chinese and most of all, Malaysian. SY also took video clip and photos of the protest, waiting for it now......

All roads to Georgetown were blocked by Police, Penang Bridge also very jam now!

Older Post:
Now they also use protest and demo to express their views. LPPL.

News from MalaysiaKini:

Mar 14, 08 2:58pm

Some 500 Umno members and supporters staged a brief protest outside the Penang state government office in Komtar this afternoon.

The crowd - which gathered there after Friday prayers around 2.30pm - chanted slogans such as 'Don’t sideline the Malays' and 'Do not abolish the NEP'.

Upon being instructed by the police, the crowd dispersed some 15 minutes later. No untoward incidents were reported.

The protest, led by Penang Umno secretary Azhar Ibrahim, to protest Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's declaration that the new DAP-led state government would do away with the New Economic Policy (NEP) policies.

Earlier today, Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan had warned that the gathering in Komtar would be declared illegal and arrests would be made against the protestors.

However, no arrests were made this afternoon.

Short-sighted Penang UMNO

By having such a leader in Penang is proven to be disastered and luckily Penangite rejected them mostly in 12th General Election. Hope Penangite who still support these idiots can know their true faces now. If they (UMNO) think by stopping the federal funding to Penang's mega projects as a way to revenge Penangite who support DAP, PKR & PAS, then they are totally hell wrong! Anyway, Penangite do not want PORR, can't you Datuk Azhar Ibrahim understand the wish of Penangite? And Penang Monorail is under Scomi, your BN President's son!

Time will tell and people will understand why Penangite are lacking behind compared to other states, because we are having these short-sighted BN leaders. Opps, they are NOT qualify as leader anyway!


News from The Star:
PENANG: The state Umno will “persuade” the Federal Government to scrap all the mega projects in the state in view of the people’s clear rejection of Barisan Nasional.

Since Penangites do not want development, the Federal Government should not force it on them, said state Umno liaison committee secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim.

He said that this was not Penang Umno taking revenge “but we are actually giving the people what they want”.

“They voted for change, so let us see what the DAP can do,” he said after the party’s emergency meeting at Menara Umno yesterday.

Azhar, who is Penaga assemblyman, was appointed the state Opposition Leader at the meeting.

Meanwhile, Umno liaison committee deputy chief Datuk Abdul Rashid Abdullah hit out at the new administration for its decision not to practise the New Economic Policy (NEP).

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Penang EXCO Line Up

News from NST:

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today that he will hold the industrial development and international trade as well as land affairs and land development portfolios in the state cabinet.

First Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin will be in charge of religious affairs, entrepreneur development and cooperatives, information and social relations.

Second Deputy Chief Minister Dr P. Ramasmy will be responsible for the state’s economic planning, education and human resources, science, technology and innovation, he said in a statement after the swearing-in of the two deputy chief ministers and eight state executive councillors before Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas at Dewan Sri Pinang here today.

Chow Kon Yeow, the Padang Kota assemblyman, holds the local government, traffic management and environment portfolios while Lim Hock Seng (Bagan Jermal) is the state executive councillor in charge of public works, utilities (energy, water and telecoms) and transport (air, sea and rail).

Bukit Tambun assemblyman Law Heng Kiang is responsible for tourism development, culture, arts and heritage while Sungai Puyu assemblyman Phee Boon Poh holds the health and welfare and caring society portfolios, Air Itam assemblyman Wong Hon Wai (housing, town and country planning) and Berapit assemblywoman Ong Kok Foi (youth and sports and women, family and community development).

For the two PKR state excecutive councillors, Batu Maung assemblyman Abdul Malik Kassim is given the portfolio on domestic trade and consumer affairs and Bukit Tambun assemblyman Law Choo Kiang (agriculture and agro-based industry, rural development and flood mitigation).

Why PM So Angry?

Why PM so angry on new CM not to practise the New Economic Policy (NEP) in Penang? This might be one of the reasons.

Taken from Wikipedia:
The tender for the Project (Penang Monorail) has been closed since November 16, 2007. Some of the contenders for the project is Melewar Industrial Group Bhd (MIG) and Putera Capital Bhd.

On January 10, 2008, the government announced the winner of the tender, which is a consortium led by Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd. (MRCB) The members of the consortium includes Scomi Engineering Bhd and Penang Port Commission. According to the Edge, a Malaysian business newspaper, Malaysian Resources Corporation will build the monorail infrastructure, while Scomi Engineering will provide consultant expertise in building the infrastructure and Penang Port Commission have the land on to which the main hub will operate. The tender costs is expected to be at MYR 1.6 billion. MRCB also operated a join venture with Pelaburan Hartanah Bumiputera Bhd to build the inter-modal transportation hub called Penang Sentral. The Letter of Intent was awarded to MRCB and Penang Port by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd on January 15 2008, although the final solution of the lines and station is not out yet.

Read more the story in The Edge:

Sime Darby Bhd, Malaysia’s biggest listed company, is primarily the promoter of NCER and the company that drew up a masterplan to develop the four states. Part of the plan is the construction of a monorail in Penang island, where a letter of intent has already been issued to Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB).

MRCB has teamed up with Scomi Group Bhd and Penang Port Sdn Bhd to build the RM1 billion project. So far, the companies have only been doing the ground work and not initiated actual construction.

Now you read the story, it is time to see who behind these companies.

Scomi, especially will come under the spotlight, as it is 34.5% controlled by two privately held companies, On Stream Marine Sdn Bhd and Kaspadu Sdn Bhd which are the vehicles of Datuk Kamaluddin Abdullah, the son of Premier Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.


End of the day, only the rich will become richer, then how about the average Malays and all Malaysian? Think yourself, my friends.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Khalid as MB Selangor

News from MalaysiaKini:

Ki Mae Heussner Mar 12, 08 6:51pm

PKR secretary-general and Ijok state assemblyperson Khalid Ibrahim will be sworn in as the new Selangor menteri besar tomorrow. The ceremony will take place at 2pm at Istana Bukit Kayangan, Shah Alam.

He is then expected to name his exco members in the next few days.

While it has been known for some days now that Khalid will be the new menteri besar, the main problem faced by the PKR-DAP-PAS government-in-waiting has been the choice of the deputy menteri besar.

It has been agreed that a DAP candidate will be nominated, but the party seems to be undecided on its nominee. At the same time, there is also interest, especially from the Selangor palace, in seeing the post also going to a Malay.

Earlier today, the Selangor Sultan's private secretary Mohamad Munir Bani said state laws stipulate that only a Malay Muslim can be appointed as the menteri besar.

Similarly, he added, it is preferable that the deputy menteri besar should also be a Malay Muslim.

JAG supports Kok

While Khalid deliberates on whom to appoint as his deputy, a gender equality action group has called for the appointment of Teresa Kok, the Kinrara state assemblyperson and Seputeh member of parliament, to the post.

Although she herself is reluctant to comment on the issue, speculation is rife that Kok is a strong contender. She was even called in for an audienc with the Sultan yesterday.

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) today said that Kok's appointment to the post would signal a new "era of equality and non-discrimination" in the highly industrialised state.

JAG cited Kok's experience and diplomacy in supporting her nomination, and also emphasised the need to increase women's participation in higher-level politics.

"Apart from Teresa's undeniable knowledge, experience and boundless energy which by itself should be the basis of her appointment as (deputy mentri besar, her appointment would also make good some of the promises made by the component parties now forming the Selangor government," added JAG in a statement.

Other DAP frontrunners

JAG also called on the now-ruling parties to make good their 1999 endorsement of its 'Women's Agenda for Change' that included a 30 percent goal for women in key decision-making positions.

"Teresa's appointment will signal that the Selangor government is ready to embrace a new era [...] of equality and non-discrimination," said the group.

If appointed, Kok would be Malaysia's first woman deputy mentri besar.

In addition to being a state assemblyperson and MP, Kok is also expected to be a state exco member.

When contacted, Kok refused to confirm if she had been selected by her party.

Asked how she would balance four powerful positions, if appointed deputy MB, she referenced others who had juggled multiple responsibilities and said, "Why not?"

Other names on the shortlist for the deputy's post from DAP are Ronnie Liu who won the Pandaraman state seat and Teng Chang Khim (Sungai Pinang).

It is learnt that the party is still undecided on who to nominate despite intense discussions on the matter. The central leadership is believed to favour Kok.

Sultan’s constitutional role

Meanwhile, senior constitutional lawyer and former UN special rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Param Cumaraswamy said the Sultan has no constitutional power to call for the deputy mentri besar to be a Malay.

“With respect, His Highness should not be seen reading into the constitution what is not there,” he said in a statement today.

While the Selangor constitution provides for the appointment of deputy mentri besar by the Sultan, yet such appointment is actually to be made on the advice of the mentri besar from among the members of the state executive council, said Param.

After appointing the mentri besar, the Sultan will then appoint not more than 10 legislators from the state assembly, on the advice of the menteri besar, to the state executive council.

“It is from among these 10 members of the executive council that the sultan will appoint a deputy mentri besar, again on the advice of the mentri besar,” he added.

MB of Perak Goes to PAS

A bit dissapointed with the result! At least the MB post goes to PKR, then i believe most of the Perakian can accept that!


News from MalaysiaKini:

Andrew Ong Mar 12, 08 5:49pm

Pasir Panjang state assemblyperson and Perak PAS secretary Mohamad Nizar Jamaludin was today confirmed as the new menteri besar of the state.

The decision was reached after the Regent of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah met with the three nominees for the post this evening.

The other two candidates for the post were state DAP chairperson and Sitiawan state assemblyperson Ngeh Khoo Ham and PKR’s Behrang assemblyperson Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi.

Also decided today is that Ngeh would be made the deputy menteri besar (1) while an Indian candidate would be made deputy menteri besar (2).

Earlier, the Penang state government has announced a similar multiracial arrangement for its top leadership.

The Indian deputy MB will come from one of the five elected assemblypersons - four from PKR and one from PKR

They are DAP’s A Sivanesan (Sungkai), KS Keshvinder Singh (Malim Nawar), VN Sivakumar (Tronoh) and A Sivasubramaniam (Buntong) and PKR’s S Kesavan.

Nizar will be sworn in as the new menteri besar at 4pm tomorrow.

Under the state constitution, the menteri besar has to be a Malay Muslim, but there is a provision that allows the sultan to waive the requirement.

Of a total of 59 state seats, DAP controls 18 seats while PKR has seven and PAS six, making a total of 31. The remaining 28 are in the hands of BN.

A down-to-earth guy

Nizar apologised for causing some anxiety among the public in the late announcement of the post.

“I would also like to give my assurance that all state decisions will be made collectively,” he told reporters.

Nizar, 51, is one of the professionals who made it to the top echelon of the PAS leadership in the state.

An engineer who obtained his degree from United Kingdom’s Aston University of Science and Technology in Birmingham, Nizar was highly respected for being a Quran reading champion.

“He is the religious type and a successful businessman,” said cousin Shuib Hussin, 70.

Meanwhile, close friend Khalilul Rahman Abdul Samah described Nizar as a down-to-earth person.

“He has good rapport with the people. I was with him once when he stopped by the roadside to help some stranger fix his car.”

A potential political minefield

Nizar is expected to announce his two deputies tomorrow prior to the swearing in ceremony.

Under the Perak constitution, there are 10 state exco members and one menteri besar. It is understood that the two deputy menteris besar would have to hold exco portfolios as well.

Ngeh told reporters that all three parties have in principle agreed that the DAP would be holding the majority of exco positions as they hold the most number of state seats.

“In a normal democratic process, we would be invited to head the state. But in the special circumstances of Perak and to be sensitive to Malay Muslims, Mohamad Nizar was appointed menteri besar,” he said.

Newly re-elected Pantai Remis DAP assembly person Nga Kor Ming, who accompanied Ngeh, expects mixed reactions from all political parties to the latest development.

“But I stress that the appointment of the menteri besar is the prerogative of the sultan,” he said when asked if Mohamad Nizar’s appointment would go down well with DAP supporters.

DAP had vehemently rejected PAS’ conservative religious agenda in favour of a secular “Malaysian Malaysia” and had even left the PAS-PKR Barisan Alternatif coalition in protest in 2001.

With the appointment of a PAS menteri besar and DAP’s clout in the state exco, both DAP and PAS would be navigating through a political minefield due to their ideological differences and polar-opposite party makeup.

However, with the swearing-in ceremony confirmed for tomorrow, Perak residents can now sigh a breath of relief in the midst of protracted speculations over the menteri besar post and the possibilities of DAP-PKR-PAS members crossing over to Barisan Nasional.

MalaysiaKini: 2008 polls - interesting facts

From MalaysiaKini.com:

Barisan Nasional only gained about 51 percent of the popular vote from the 7.9 million ballots cast on Saturday.

However, it took 63 percent of the seats contested - or 140 of 222 seats in Parliament.

Interestingly, its peninsula-wide popular vote was only 49.79 percent, which effectively means that the opposition received the majority vote in this part of the country.

However, when converted to parliamentary seats, BN has 85 of the constituencies in the peninsula, while the opposition bagged 80.

Almost 40 percent of the BN's seats are in Sabah and Sarawak - 55 out of 140.

In 2004, BN won about 64 percent of the popular vote nationwide and 92 percent of the 219 parliamentary seats on offer then.

Key non-Malay parties in BN have been reduced to 20 seats (MCA - 15, MIC - 3 and Gerakan - 2), making the ruling coalition predominantly Malay. On the other hand, the opposition appears more multiracial with PKR (31), DAP (28) and PAS (23).

As the dust settles on the 12th general election, we highlight a number of quirky facts and figures.

Election trivia

- The youngest candidate was PKR’s Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, who is 26. He defeated Seri Setia incumbent Seripa Noli Syed Hussin.

- The oldest candidate was grandma Maimun Yusuf, 89, who contested in the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat. She lost her deposit.

- 56 also-rans from opposition parties and independent candidates lost their deposits after failing to secure one-eighth of the votes cast.

- The largest majority was won by DAP’s Teresa Kok against BN’s Carol Chew, by 36,492 votes in the Seputeh parliamentary seat in Kuala Lumpur.

- The smallest majority was just 14 votes for BN’s Hamdi Abu Bakar who beat Abu Bakar Haji Hussain of PAS in the Pengkalan Baharu state seat in Perak.

- Four pivotal players in the Lingam tape scandal also won: Loh Gwo Burne (who recorded the footage), Wee Choo Keong (lawyer who represented VK Lingam’s brother during the inquiry) and R Sivarasa and Sim Tze Tzin (listed as witnesses but eventually not called). All four are from PKR. Anwar Ibrahim, the person who released the tape, was unable to contest due to his five-year ban in active politics. He will however be eligible after next month.

- There will be two ‘lone rangers’ in Parliament: Zulhasnan Rafique, the sole BN survivor in Kuala Lumpur’s 11 parliamentary seats - he took Setiawangsa; and DAP’s Chong Chieng Jen who won Bandar Kuching in Sarawak - the remaining 30 parliamentary seats went to BN.

- The biggest number of candidates was in the Sukau state seat, Sabah, where eight candidates ran, including five Independents.

Debutant politicians

Prominent blogger Jeff Ooi - whose campaign was done online and funds were raised through his website - won the Jelutong parliamentary seat in Penang for DAP.

Other bloggers are Tony Pua (DAP, Petaling Jaya Utara parliamentary seat), Elizabeth Wong (PKR, Bukit Lanjan state seat) and Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (PKR, Seri Setia state seat).

Civil society activists who succeeded were Charles Santiago (DAP, water-privatisation issues), Edward Lee (DAP, local community), Elizabeth Wong and R Sivarasa (PKR, human rights).

Biggest blows

The losses in BN component parties will result in vacancies in various ministries, forcing a cabinet reshuffle.

Ministers

- S Samy Vellu (Works Ministry)
- Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (Women, Family and Community Development Ministry)
- Zainuddin Maidin (Information Ministry)
- Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin (Rural and Territory Development Ministry)

Deputy ministers

- Chia Kwang Chye (Information Ministry)
- G Palanivel (Women, Family and Community Development)
- Tan Chai Ho (Home Ministry)
- V Veerasingam (Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry)
- S Sothinathan (Natural Resources and Environment Ministry)
- Donald Lim (Tourism Ministry)
- Fu Ah Kiow (Internal Security Ministry)
- M Kayveas (Prime Minister’s Department)

Parliamentary secretaries

- Chew Mei Fun (Women, Family and Community Development Ministry)
- P Komala Devi (Education Ministry)
- Lee Kah Choon (Health Ministry)
- Ng Lip Yong (Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry)
- S Vigneswaran (Youth and Sports Ministry)
- Rahman Ibrahim (Home Ministry)
- Dr Mohd Ruddin Ab Ghani (Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry)
- Yew Teong Look (Federal Territories Ministry)

The full team from the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (minister, deputy minister and parliamentary secretary) all lost in the polls.

All top MIC leaders were wiped out - president, deputy presidents, two vice-presidents, women's chief and youth chief (one of the three vice-presidents, KS Nijar, did not contest).

Post-election quotes
Anwar Ibrahim, PKR de facto leader, quoted in Star today

Some mentris besar in the past spent half-a-million ringgit to renovate their offices. Such things cannot be an example in this new administration.

Nurul Izzah Anwar, Lembah Pantai MP at a press conference yesterday

(On whether she will vacate the seat to force a by-election so that her father, Anwar Ibrahim, can re-enter politics after a five-year ban): I have already started working in my constituency. The question does not arise.

PPP president M Kayveas, quoted in Star today

Prior to the elections, Barisan Nasional had kept on telling people to show their dissatisfaction through the ballot box. Now they have really shown it.

Sungai Petani losing BN candidate Zainuddin Maidin, quoted in Star today

It is not that they love PKR or PAS more that they voted against me.

The Chinese showed their resentment because of the economic backlash they often complained about. So, PAS and PKR should not be overly proud of their win (in Kedah).

The people may have to pay a price for their decision.

Lim: From ex-prisoner to Penang CM

From MalaysiaKini:

Beh Lih Yi Mar 11, 08 7:19pm

He has indeed come a long way - from the solitary existence as a political prisoner to newly-minted Penang chief minister.

DAP leader Lim Guan Eng, who was sworn in today, did not forget those lonely days when at his maiden press conference as chief minister, he urged political activists to persevere in their struggle.

Lim, 47, bagged the coveted chief minister post after the DAP-led opposition secured a more than two-thirds majority in the state at last Saturday’s general elections.

The new chief minister, who made his debut in Penang in his two-decade-long career as a politician, won the Air Putih state seat as well as the Bagan parliament seat.

This is the first time a DAP-led government will rule the state, which was under Barisan Nasional’s Gerakan since 1969.

Lim is believed to be the first former prisoner to hold such a high public office.

He was sworn in as Penang’s fourth chief minister this morning before the Penang governor Abdul Rahman Abbas at the governor’s official residence Seri Mutiara.

Also present at the ceremony were his father, Kit Siang - a party stalwart - and his wife, Betty Chew, herself a state assemblywoman for Kota Laksamana in Malacca, as well as their children and siblings.

Outgoing CM and Gerakan acting president Dr Koh Tsu Koon and wife were also present despite that his party was completely wiped out in the state, leaving it without any seat.

The DAP and PKR newly-elected representatives, including president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, were also at the ceremony but conspicuously missing were 11 elected representatives from Umno.

Both emotional and excited

At his press conference after the swearing-in ceremony today, Lim said his one-year experience behind bars over a politically-charged case has made him a much stronger person.

“When you are in jail, you lose all your humility. You have to fight everyday to stop yourself from turning into a mere digit. They want to suck you out completely but you must fight, persevere and come out stronger.

“When I was in jail, I never imagine that I will be CM one day. This is a huge transformation for me - from a jailbird to CM,” he told reporters after the one-hour press conference at the chief minister’s office in Komtar, Penang.

A jovial Lim, who is DAP secretary-general, conceded he was excited over the new post, which he described as a “rare and distinguished honour”.

“I am emotional and excited, that’s why I want to give my best shot possible. I want to bring positive changes which are permanent and have lasting effects,” he stressed.

In 1998, when he was Kota Melaka MP, Lim was imprisoned after he was convicted under the Sedition Act and the Printing Presses and Publications Act for alleging that former Malacca chief minister Rahim Tamby Chik of committing statutory rape.

Eleven years before that, he was held under the Internal Security Act for 18 months when the government launched a nationwide crackdown on dissents and activists, dubbed ‘Operasi Lalang’.

Lim unveiled a set of plans for the state government today, where he aimed to introduce a series of reforms ranging from doing away with the New Economic Policy in favour of a non-race-based policies to requiring government officials to publicly declare their assets.

“Today is the start of a new day. It has been raining for the last few days but when I woke up today, I saw that we have a new dawn,” he said, with his father Kit Siang sitting next to him.

Kit Siang: My birthday wish

Asked by reporters for his comment, Lim senior said the his son’s victory in this election was a birthday wish came true for him - Kit Siang celebrated his 67th birthday last month.

“This is a high point of my 42-year political career. During my birthday on Feb 20, I made a birthday wish that we can succeed in Penang and Guan Eng can succeed to become the CM to lead Penang. That birthday wish has came true,” he said to applause from party leaders present.

When asked whether he would offer any guidance to his son, the seasoned politician quipped: “Oh yes, I will tell him quietly.”

Kit Siang, who led the DAP in a failed bid to take over Penang in 1995, however politely declined to make any further comment: “It’s enough, this is the CM’s press conference, not my press conference.”

Guan Eng’s wife, Chew (right), meanwhile said she would leave it to the party to decide on her position on whether she should continue as a state assemblywoman or to assist her husband in Penang.

“He has gone through a lot, and this will make him a better CM,” Chew said when asked about her husband’s new role, adding that she would also need time to adjust to taking on her additional role as Penang CM’s wife.

Interestingly, the first bouquet sent to Lim’s office today to congratulate the DAP’s “historical win” was from the controversial RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre developer, Abad Naluri.

“So fast?” a surprised Lim said when told by a journalist on this. The new CM added that previously it had been very difficult for him to meet with the developer.

What Do You Think?

The rich UMNO talked again. Initially NEP was really good and meaningful, i believe. But throughout time, it become a tool for rich UMNO to become richer in shorter time. Do you ever think that all bumiputras who live and work in kampung know what is 30% equity all about? If a person afford to buy a bungalow house at RM1 and yet gets discount of 7%, do you think it is fair to help the rich bumiputra to get richer? This benefit should direct to the average bumiputras and all Malaysian, not the cronies UMNO-putras.

Please don't get me wrong, i don't object something policies that can help all Malaysians instead of only a particular race.

Time to think as Malaysian!


News from NST:

In an immeidate reaction, Penang Umno secretary Datuk Azhar Ibrahim warned that if the new state government goes ahead with its plan to do away with the NEP's practices, it will anger Malays in the state.

"It will also result in unrest because they will face all sorts of hardship," he said.

Despite 50 years of Independence, Azhar said the Bumiputera's equity was still lacking by 18.7 per cent. The group has yet to achieve the 30 per cent target.

Penang: 2 Deputy CM

It is another historical moment for our indian brother who will takes the Deputy CM2 in Penang besides our Malay brother that will takes Deputy CM1.

It is indeed an honour to the Indian brother.

Keep on working for better Penang. Let's start from Penang!



News from TheStar:

PENANG: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has announced the appointment of two Deputy Chief Ministers for the state.

They are the Prai assemblyman from DAP, Prof. P. Ramasamy, and Penanti assemblyman from PKR, Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin.

Lim has not yet named the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the state assembly, but said the two posts would be filled by representatives from PKR.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Rocket Man


This rocket stand high and ready to shoot in Tanjong and i asked my friend to shoot the photo with my crutch and knee brace. You can see the YB Chow (Tanjong) and YB Lau Keng Ee (Pengkalan Kota) posters stick to the rocket.

Guan Eng the 4th CM of Penang

Air Putih state assemblyperson and DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng was just sworn as Penang’s fourth chief minister. DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng took his oath of office as Penang chief minister at “Seri Mutiara”, the official residence of the Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

Photo taken from TheStar

And the 1st thing he contribute to Penangite is to
waive all summonses in MPPP & MPSP.

News from TheStar:


PENANG: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said Tuesday that the Penang Municipal Council and Seberang Perai Municipal Council will waive all summonses involving hawker licences and parking offences issued before March 11.

Lim made the announcement just hours after being sworn in as Chief Minister.

The government could not estimate how much this involved, but Lim said that the waiver would not affect the councils' operations as it was monies not collected yet.

He said that the new state government will also review the policy of political appointments in the councils, and would look towards restoring local government elections.

Lim also promised that open tenders will be held for all state government procurement and contracts.

Owner of Istana Zakaria Dies

He died of heart attack!

News from NST:

Former Port Klang State Assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Mat Deros, 62, died of a heart attack at his “Istana Zakaria” early today.

Zakaria last year hogged the headlines for the building of the 2 1/2-storey palatial mansion, which boasts 16 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms, built on 43,000 sq feet of land in Kampung Idaman.

Happy Moment of 12th GE

The MP/DUN that gone and make you happy:

1. The rich Samy
2. Semua ok punya Khir Toyo (loss Selangor Government)
3. Poor english punya Zam
4. Terowong punya Baharuddin
5. The racist of Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir

Who else you can think of?

Penang: Red Rock Hotel Press Conference

All photos courtesy of SY:

Pre-press conference

Wei Aik - Komtar

Jeff Ooi - Jelutong

Prof Ramasamy - Bt Kawan

Liew Chin Tong - Bkt Bendera

Chong Eng - Bkt Mertajam & Ong Kok Fooi - Berapit

Sim - Penang

Penang: Perak Lane Ceramah 7th March 08

After spent some time in Ayir Putih Operation Center in Ayer Itam for briefing, we went straight to Perak Lane to listen the ceramah held by DAP, the last ceramah in town.


Few DAP candidates were there, including Jagdeep Singh (Dato Keramat state), eldest son of Karpal Singh, Karpal (Bkt Glugor Parliament), Jeff Ooi (Jelutong Parliament) and Law Heng Kiang (Bt Lanchang state).


In the speech, Karpal endorsed Jeff Ooi as new Tiger of Jelutong ans asked for support from rakyat of Jelutong, and i guess you all know the results!

I was lucky as well able to meet Jeff Ooi face to face while he walked through the crowd toward the stage, shake our hands and he hugged me. What a surprise!


By midnight, FRU drove by...... and Jeff asked rakyat not to afraid, we are the boss! and time to vote......

Monday, March 10, 2008

Historical Day - 8th March 2008

Some photos to share, courtesy of Saudara SY. The photos taken in the Guan Eng's Ayer Putih Operation center (opps, sorry is YAB CM Lim Guan Eng now). I will post the other part of photos for press conference in Red Rock Hotel.

This Indian brother was very happy when knew Samy loss!

YAB Guan Eng & his sister at the operation center

Volunters, members of DAP at Ayer Putih operation center

Chili Padi, DAP Penang veteran who contested in Tg Bungah seat in 1999 against Tsu Khoon

Guan Eng gave his speech after knowing DAP won a lot of seats & asked the supportes to stay calm


Some videoclips also from Saudara SY in the Red Rock Hotel for Victory Speech held together with PKR:

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4

Sunday, March 09, 2008

We Are The Champion!

Sorry to opposition Barisan National, now is the time where DAP-lead Penang government takes action while you as opposition talk now!

Time has come, let hope for better future!

more details on election day ........ soon......

Friday, March 07, 2008

Penang: Sea Coconut

Have you ever see sea coconut before and how to open it?






War Zone: Penang - Battle of Century

Rocket at Wet Market nea "Jalan 7th"

Pulau Tikus, Burmah Road


Back to Penang on 1.30am, 7th March 2008. And from time to time, received news on Han Jiang High School DAP ceramah from my friend. The crowd hit 60,000 people with collection about RM 123k. Imagine the football field packed with people from all races until another 10k people stand outside the school compound.

courtesy TV Smith

Tonight will attend another briefing at Ayer Itam for Ayer Puteh state seat at 8pm. Then we rush to Perak Lane to listen to Jeff Ooi's ceramah. At 10pm, we will drive north to Fettes Park to listen to Anwar's ceramah.

The day has come. We shall cast our votes wisely.

Time To Change!
Time To Vote!




Thursday, March 06, 2008

2 Months after My Knee Ops

Wanna see my knee after operation? Here you are...... swollen at top left corner of this picture and scars all over my knee. Did 4 times of aspiration to suck out excessive fluid that accumulated in my knee, a painful process.



I am still using one crutch although i am able to walk without it anymore because some how i am not able to walk for long distance. When i said long distance, it is about 200 - 300 meter.

My knee is able to bend up to 120-125 degree at this moment without additional force. If with "force", it can bend to the maximum (140 deg), of course pain like hell...... It is very pain, can't describe by words....... imagine during our Jasmani class in school where teacher asked you to bend your body to measure how far you were able to touch your toe (one of the activities to get some marks for Jasmani class), it is actually strecthing to loosen up the ligament. My physiotherapist without mercy push my leg, degree by degree inward and hold it for 10 second, and repeat it for few times.

My quadricep still very weak. I can't straighten my leg yet using my quadricep muscle power. More exercise require ......

But one good thing is: I got privilege when going to banks, parking. They treat me as OKU. Of course i do not want it forever. Will keep the crutches in "muzium" soon......

4 more months to go before i can cycling......

10 more months to go before can fully active again in sport!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Genting Highland Family Trip

First time brought my son to Genting Highland, i mean first time bring him to highland and he enjoyed it very much. End up we tired like heck!

My parent all the way came down from Penang as well as my brother's family from Kota Damansara.

You see his action face!






Birthday Boy 2008 (2)









IS BN Going to Lose?

What do you think? Maybe because BN know that they are going to lose 2/3 majority and has no other choice but to cancel the indelible ink plan on 8 March 2008 polling day. The most rediculous reasons given are Public Disorder and Security Issues! Police claimed that they caught 4 people (yesterday news in 8TV) in Perlis, Kelantan and Kedah with indelible inks found on them....... Mana mereka ni and the inks? If a leader is a LIAR, the parties and government always a liar as well. If he can lied to Malaysians, he can lie to you anytime! Just to remind!


From MalaysiaKini.com:

The Election Commission has cancelled the use of indelible ink for this general election, citing public order and security issues.

The stunning announcement was made at a press conference in Putrajaya this afternoon - four days before polling.

EC chairperson Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said the commission was obliged to make a "firm and final decision to ensure the smooth conduct of the 12th general election".

"Following legal advice and looking at the issue of public order and security, the EC... has decided not... to introduce the use of indelible ink," he said.

"The EC views these issues seriously, as the election process and public order and security cannot be compromised," he added. "The EC deeply regrets its decision."

Abdul Rashid said the use of indelible ink would not be effective as the country's constitution allows those who refuse to have their fingernail marked with the ink to still be issued with a ballot.

He added that the use of the indelible ink could infringe the constitutional right of a voter to cast his vote, especially if the commission tries to bar someone from voting for having an ink marked in his finger.

"From a practical point of view, the issuance of a ballot paper to such a voter would render the EC's proposal meaningless and will not bring about a positive result, whilst having the potential to create misunderstanding as well as altercations and arguments at polling stations," he said.

He added that the Federal Constitution gives Malaysians the right to vote and a black mark on the fingernail should not bar people from exercising this right, he said.

The loophole can only be removed with a constitutional amendment, which requires a vote by parliament, which has been dissolved for elections to take place.

Also present at the press conference were attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail dan inspector general of police Musa Hassan.

Police reports lodged

Abdul Rashid also said there were reports made to the police alleging that certain quarters had purchased indelible ink from abroad with the intention of creating confusion and suspicion as to the status of voters.

He added that police reports were lodged in Kelantan, Perlis and Kedah between Feb 16 and 21 and as a result four individuals are being questioned by the police.

"Their intention is to create confusion and suspicion as to the status of such voters," he said.

"This may cause chaos at polling stations which, if widespread, may be difficult to control."

"The EC views these issues seriously as the election process and public order and security cannot be compromised," he said.

The indelible ink was to be introduced for the first time in Malaysia as part of efforts to enhance transparency.

In line with this, along with the introduction of the ink, the EC had also allowed for the casting of postal ballots to be observed by polling agents and the use of transparent ballot boxes.

The EC believed that the changes would quell some of the allegations that Malaysian elections are not free and fair.

In preparation for the use of the indelible ink, the EC had previously said that it would buy approximately 48,000 bottles of indelible ink worth RM2.4mil from India.

Women voters had also been repeatedly reminded to remove their nail polish before going to the polls on March 8, as it would be difficult to apply the ink otherwise.

Fears of multiple voting

However, even before today’s about-turn from the EC, questions were already being asked as to how the commission can compel voters to apply the ink as the Election (Conduct of Election) Regulation 1981 has not been amended to include the use of the indelible ink.

The EC responded by stating that voters who were against the use of indelible ink
would have to fill out a form seeking to be excused before casting their vote.

The opposition has two days ago ticked off the EC for appearing to have second thoughts on the introduction of the indelible ink.

R Sivarasa, the candidate for Selangor's Subang, argued that the ink would stop possible incidences of multiple voting.

"They misled all Malaysians, not only yourselves, the voters of Malaysia and us, that they would implement the (use of) indelible ink - they also issued numerous statements about how much indelible ink would cost and they said they would buy it."