Friday, November 07, 2008


The Star had that on its online site at 10.00am when I opened it. Wow, what a moment. What a relief. Maybe its a Malaysian Obama moment! Or is it an Obama effect? After all we have to believe taht Obama's victory causes a shift in certain fundamental assumptions.

I thought I'd call up Michelle Yoon and let her know. I know she was very glued in on this. I could hear her sigh of relief and happiness too.

So what does it mean?

The Star reported "The judge ruled that the Home Minister had acted outside his jurisdiction when he issued the two-year detention order under Section 8(1) of the ISA."

Ah..outside his jurisdiction!! Then is it illegal? Something like if I were to steal something...that would also be outside my jurisdiction right? Or if I were to pimp, that too would be ourside my jurisdiction, right? Or if I were to prostitute myself or be involved in sodomy, that too would be outside my jurisdiction, right? Or if I were to indulge in corrupt activities or murder, that too would be outside my jurisdiction, right?

Then is Syed Hamid Albar just like one of those guys, a crook, just not caught, investigated and charged yet?

Now its for Pete to sue these buggers.

The problem with the ISA is that it assumes competence on the part of the Internal Security Minister or Home Minister, as that position was once called. It assumes bona fide in the exercise of the powers vested in him. It assumes competent and informed interpretation of the threat imposed by the subject matter of the exercise of that power.

Just reviewing this Minister's performace so far it can be seen very clearly that he has been absolutely incompetent and has abused the powers he has been vested with, not just recklessly carelessly but also knowingly illegally. After all as a Minister I guess he is stopped from feigning innocence!! And since his parliamentary colleagues find it not so objectionable, I now call Syed Hamid Albar a bloody bastard too!

Thursday, November 06, 2008


If ever there was something really historical that is probably going to have the greatest impact on humanity that has happened in my lifetime, it must be the sweet victory of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Becoming the first black President of the United States of America after only 40 years, when Martin Luther King could only but dream of, says something of the transformation and the utter rejection of prejudices of many and the fizzling of the sense of hopelessness of just as many, has surely got to impact on the collective psyche of a vast portion of the human population that continues to suffer under such prejudices, hopelessness, subordination and discrimination.

To the leaders of the African continent, for whom, their measure of leadership was, until Nelson Mandela came along, lacking for an icon that was worth anything at all, they now have an icon to measure up to.

To the leaders of other countries where the leaders decide what is supposed to be good for you, Obama represents an abomination to everything held dear.

For Malaysia, Obama's victory represents something that is quite opposed and contrary to everything Barisan Nasional stands for and represents.

Even if there might have been some measure of similarity in what the Republican Party stands for to what the BN stands for in Malaysia, the grace with which the loss of the campaign was met by McCain certainly puts them on a plateau too far beyond the reach of our Malaysian BN leaders.

In delivering our salutations and congratulations to Obama, who obviously has to detest anything that would suggest support for racism or racist tendencies, it must take quite a heap of hypocrisy and pungent audacity on the part of our own miserable politcal leaders, both present and past.

Really, I would rather they don't even comment on Obama as their vile and their lie will taint the sweetness of his success and victory.

Surely there cannot be any honesty and sincerity in any salutations to Obama or for hopes of a better tomorrow as a result of Obama's victory. How can that be, when here, in Malaysia, it is all about fostering the objectives you will find articulated and supported by the Klu Klux Klan.

And there is more commonness in objectives as well as purpose of the BN that correspond to the KKK than they do with the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr that was realised in Obama's victory.

If Obama's victory realises the dream of Martin Luther King of all people being equal, UMNO, which leads the BN government is all about fostering "ketuanan Melayu" or supremacy of one race and the subordination of the other races. It is this they say, that is sanctified by the so called "social contract" that makes sacred the unequal treatment of the different races in Malaysia.

Let us be clear about one thing. The greatest enemy and threat to the Malaysian BN led government is none other than one Barack Hussein Obama, the newly minted President elect of the United States of America.

If for one minute there is any show of excitement over Obama's victory by any of the Malaysian leadership, it surely has to be cautious, fear filled and full of nothing but hypocrisy and total dishonesty.

Postscript: Malaysian Premier Abdullah Badawi claims that even in Malaysia any member of the minority races can become Prime Minister.

Well, for those who have been wondering what hypocrisy is, this is it. When UMNO and Malays, because this includes Selangor Chief Minister Khalid Ibrahim as well as PAS, cannot seem to think that PKNS can/should be headed by a non-Malay, what crap is this Abdullah talking about? Is it one of his many shiok sendiri quotes for minions to orgasm over?

** When introducing themselves to Barack Obama, anytime in the future, I would highly recommend that UMNO sends over the video taken at the aborted APCET II conference held on Nov. 9 1996, just 12 years ago. Its one representation of itself.