Saturday, November 18, 2006

FOR UMNO, SOME HOPE YET?

Mukhriz Mahathir. This soft-spoken man, the youngest son of the previous PM, has always lived in the political shadow of his father. That shadow is still as long as ever but Mukhriz is finally emerging out of it and, at the just-concluded Umno general assembly, proves to be a personality to be reckoned with. Just saying he was "a little disappointed" here with Dollah Badawi's address on Wednesday was enough, it seems, to rattle an entire army of keris-waving Umno leaders who now want his head to roll! Umno Youth leader Hishammuddin Hussein was terrified and said he would have to reconsider Mukhriz's position in the Umno Youth executive council line-up if he made any more offending remarks. Such fear!

What did the PM say? Well, he said he was happy to be criticized ...
Abdullah said that he would get very worried if people just showered praises. "But everybody (at the assembly) has spoken very frankly on what they feel about certain things. And I think that's healthy, that's good."
but he ain't happy at all to all when it's Mukhriz who's criticizing him ...
"Well, he has said something which I thought was not right at all," was Abdullah's response when asked about the matter, adding that it was up to Umno Youth to tackle the issue.
[Mind you, the PM's flip-flop about being criticized came from the same article here! Also, check out Cuit-Sikit's take on why the PM was wrong to say that Mukhriz had broken the party law by criticizing him here and Lily's review of the year's scariest movie here].

["Mukhriz is Irrational, Refuses to Accept Reality - Ahmad Zahid ".. click here to read the story]

37 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:39 pm

    Tuan Rocky dan Datuk AKJ,

    Menumpang guna hujah Pak Lah tentang demokrasi, kebebasan, keterbukaan, kritikan konstruktif dan mandat besar, reaksi saya adalah seperti berikut iaitu Mukhriz Mahathir lebih berhak daripada Pak Lah, Najib, Hishammuddin, Khairy, Rafidah, Shahrazat dan Noraini untuk bercakap tentang Umno.

    Mengapa saya berkata begitu? Kerana tidak seperti Pak Lah, Najib, Hisham, Khairy, Rafidah, Shahrazat dan Noraini, Mukhriz DIPILIH OLEH PERWAKILAN. Dia bertanding exco Pemuda dan memang walaupun cuba disatotaj.

    Pak Lah, Najib, Hisham, Khairy, Rafidah, Shahrazat dan Noraini sebenarnya tidak ada locus standi dan tidak sah kedudukan demokratik mereka kerana tidak dipilih oleh perwakilan. Mereka masuk pintu belakang.

    Jadi mengapa harus ada suara sumbang, suara tidak demokratik dan suara pengecut yang mahu Mukhriz dikenakan tindakan?

    HANYA PERWAKILAN PEMUDA boleh menentukan nasib Mukhriz.

    Mukhriz wajib menebus kesilapan besar bapanya mewariskan Umno kepada penjawat-penjawat menang tanpa bertanding yang tidak demomkratik dan tidak toleransi.

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  2. Anonymous4:11 pm

    Betul. Betul. Tepat tu.
    Sokongan dari saya.
    Anda amat kritis, ahli Umno 1982.

    Satu komen sahaja dari Mukhriz sudah cukup mengetarkan ramai pengampu & oportunis politik UMNO.

    Usah takut akan bayang-bayang sendiri.

    Mengapa tidak anda semua analisa akan hujah Pak Lah tahun lepas & tahun ini. Isi cerita sama. Point by point.

    Berbeza kerana tarikh yang lain dan berbeza melalui cara pengolahan ayat yang bermaksud yang sama.

    Petis & Otak Udang sama sahaja. Sebutan sahaja yang berbeza. Untuk memberi sedap rasa Laksa Penang.

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  3. What Datuk Mukhriz bravely pointed out is the EXACT SENTIMENT of more than 20 MILLION OTHER MALAYSIANS who are not Umno members.

    His words reflected the sentiments and disgust of the Malays (the bodek breeds excluded), other Bumiputeras, Chinese, Indians and even Indonesians who followed the UMNO PRESIDENT's speech.

    NOTHING NEW! is the general response, and RIGHTLY so a BRAVE Youth exco-member conveyed the feelings from the grassroot.... the MALAYSIAN GRASSROOTS!

    Keep it up Datuk Mukhriz! Don't leave UMNO..but resign from all party positions if/when you feel that it's a disgrace to be sitting around with heartless primates.

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  4. Anonymous4:42 pm

    Dear Bro,
    Apa yang di katakan oleh Dato'Mukhriz memang tepat dan betul. Ucapan PM tiada isi dan tiada yang baru. Sungguh hambar ...
    Sungguh rasa malu bila seorang perwakilan mengatakan ugama pun lama etc untuk menegakkan benang basah.
    As much as I adore TDM and I believe in him 100% , he is partly to be blamed for all the problems that we are facing now.
    He has made the PM and Presiden UMNO positions so powerful that nothing normal rakyat can do.
    Perhaps that is the reason he is trying hard to rectify his mistakes. Let us hope and pray that it is not too late...
    May Allah bless TDM with long life and good health.

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  5. Who is Zahid Hamidi? Is he not the ugly CROW which crowed Corruption, Cronyism and Nepotism during a Umno General Assembly and was eventually made to eat its own puke after a 'list made public' showed that the ugly CROW had more shares, government contracts and was sitting comfortably on tens (if not hundreds) of companies (earning director's fee amounting to hundreds of thousands of Ringggit).

    Is he not the same CROW which was arrested for his part in the plot to topple an UMNO PRESIDENT and PRIME MINISTER less than a decade ago?

    Is he not the HENCHMAN of an individual...whom UMNO still considers as a traitor until this day?

    Is he not the same CROW which embezzled UMNO YOUTH coffers and others funds meant for the MALAYS to garner support for his then MASTER.

    IS HE NOT THE ZAHID HAMIDI WHO CAME BACK PLEADING ON HIS KNEES FOR THE UMNO PRESIDENT TO FORGIVE HIM AND BE SPARED THE ROD.

    IS HE NOT THE ZAHID HAMIDI - A CLASSIC TURNCOAT - WHO DENOUNCED ANWAR IBRAHIM AFTER THE FORMER DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER"S FALL FROM GRACE?

    My dear Datuk Zahid Hamidi ! You, of all the humans on earth, have not an iota of credibility nor moral standing to criticise Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir .. for your SINS to UMNO and the MALAYS are far more detrimental and degrading to be forgiven.

    PLEASE SHUT UP BEFORE ANOTHER LIST IS MADE AVAILABLE!.

    p/s Maybe you should instead tell us where Rahim Ghouse is!!

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  6. Anonymous5:31 pm

    Hats off to you, Datuk Mukhriz.

    You are indeed yr father’s son.
    He should be proud off you. So do we - here in this blog.

    You dare offer your honest view which we agree...totally agree!

    Unfortunately the Umno of today does not welcome dissenting views.

    So those monkeys are gunning you down - with the blessing & under the instigation of that Ox-fart graduate Khairy - for simply saying the truth.

    But please don’t step down from the youth exco post (a post which you legitimately won) unlike that arrogant @%$@# who parachuted out of nowhere to secure the No 2 Youth post uncontested by virtue of the fact that he is the SIL of the “jangan diuji saya” Party President.

    This is Umno of today with its culture of membodek.

    And you, Dato, are our Hope.

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  7. Anonymous6:56 pm

    zAHiD hAMIDI THE 320 million ringgit man?

    He Was AI's money bag but betrayed him when Mahathir asked him to declare his assets!

    These characters betrayed AI. They then betrayed Mahathir. Soon they will betray Pak Lah.

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  8. Anonymous7:26 pm

    I have always suspected that there is more to Mukhriz than he was allowed to show when Mahathir was prime minister. And I think we are going to see more of this young man. Far more intelligent than hisham and not as proud as KJ, Mukhris star should start shining now that he is openly defending his dad. And shine bright it will! This young man has taken himself out to the clutches of greedy soul by fighting back on Behalf of hid dad.

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  9. Anonymous7:32 pm

    Persidangan UMNO kali ni betul betul buang masa. Amenda yang diperjuangkan pun tak tau lah. Yang jelas, persidangan kali ni menampakkan sifat Melayu yang suka adu domba, mengata orang, find faults & bukan find solution, amalan pancung memancung jadi agenda besar, sebiji lagak orang kurang tamadun.

    Bila lah politikus melayu berani nak bukak dada berjuang & berkarisma sebagai pemimpin. Kalau setakat angguk angguk, geleng geleng aje taunya, lebih baik jadik tukang agah rimau kat Zoo Negara.

    Utk Saudara Mukhriz, kalau kebenaran berada dalam kata kata saudara, usahlah gentar, lantak pi lah depa yang suka menghukum tanpa berkiblatkan fakta, biarlah si kaki kipas & kaki ampu hidup dalam dunia fantasi depa. Lambat laun depa tu busuk dengan sendirinya !

    Nak jadi pemimpin, kalau yang jantan, kena betul betul jantan. Baru ngetop !!

    Kalau tak mampu jadik jantan dalam politik, lebih baiklah jadik pemimpin kelab dangdut aje, lembek pun lembeklah, asal gelek boleh pegi sampai 360 degree, jangan sampai jadik macam lilin cair udah le !!! Suwei sepanjang hayat jadik jantan braderrrrrrrr ....

    Tahun pemilihan akan datang, mintak mintak, jangan lah ada lagi hamba politik yg "menang tapa bertanding", dah terbukti depa yang menang tanpa bertanding ni sebiji macam Tairu ...... haprak gila !!!

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  10. Anonymous7:33 pm

    Ini bukan pertama kali AAB bercanggah sendiri dalam percakapan nya. Ada masa dalam satu ayat AAB boleh contradict dirinya sendiri. Contoh yang Saudara Rocky tunjukkan disini menunjukkan bahawa AAB tida jujur dan tidak menghayati apa yang dia katakan sendiri. Biasanya orang yang sebegini adalah orang yang tiada pegangan atau prinsip hidup yang jelas dan tegas. Sebab itu lah apa yang diucap dan apa yang dibuat tidak akan selaras. Jadi hipokrit la. Bagi orang yang mempunyai prinsip hidap yang jelas, semua ucapan, tindakan, perbuatan dan tingkah laku nya akan consistent sentiasa, dan pada bila-bila masa.

    AAB: Cakap tak serupa bikin!!!

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  11. Anonymous7:35 pm

    Saja aje diorang ni hentam Mukhriz sebab nak larikan isu KJ. Nak lupakan isu KJ yang tamak kuasa, etc etc seperti yang diperkatakan sebelum ni. Selamat ngko KJ kat persidangan kali ni, tapi untuk akan datang tak tau lah pulakkkk ...

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  12. Anonymous7:38 pm

    Yang aku tau KJ memang dah lama mengidam nak pegang Biro antarabangsa & AMAN Malaysia. Kalau Hisham sampai buang Mukhriz sebagai Pengerusi Biro Antarabangsa, memang confirm bodoh laaa ... Aku cukup simpati dengan Hisham yang kena main dengan KJ ... grow up boy !!!

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  13. Anonymous7:48 pm

    Bro Rocky

    ABB was just being himnself whenhe did the flip flop on criticism against himself. That's ABB for the nation and UMNO. So be proud of your flip flop leader. we deser ve what we get unless we all stand up and make it a concerted effort to stop him from flip flopping or get rid of him.

    Tun cannot do it alone. We need to help him in what ever little way we could like contributing our thoughts to the blogs like "rockybru" and others so that others will realise what a useless leader he is.

    Datuk Mukhriz, well done - you have done a brilliant job and you have spoken for the 20 million Malaysians. I am sure that Tun is proud of you. n Please don't be cowed by Hisham, KJ, Kalimullah and etc. No body cares for them anyway.

    Rocky, how is Tun getting on? hope all is well with Tun.

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  14. AAB said that it was up to UMNO youth to handle the issue when he referred to Mukhriz Mahathir's remark which AAB said was a bit not right.

    By the same logic, it would have been AAB's responsiility to handle the issue when his SIL's remarks were considered very wrong by BN component parties. It was not the opinion of one person like AAB against Murhriz. The component parties' leaders have complained. AAB has failed in his duties as the PM to control his son-in-law as a president, and has lost his power of counsel as a father-in-law. Unless AAB agreed to his SIL for the remarks which the BN component parties considered incorrect. The PM maintained his silence. If the PM did not agree with his SIL, was his silence a result of blackmail, such as his SIL threathened not to write his speech for delivery as president.

    This may be true since the SIL claimed that AAB's speech covered everything, and he said it with the impression that he had the first hand knowledge as the writer.

    It is normal to have staff and speech writers to prepare drafts for speeches, but the contents had to be agreed and approved by the person who authorised it. Was the speech delivered without comprehension? Only under this condition can speech writing be ranked a ranson for blackmail, when the person is duty bound to deliver a speech, but yet unable to finalise a draft.

    Perhaps it is because of the weakness AAB had that he had to share power of the PM with his family.

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  15. Anonymous9:37 pm

    Good for Mukhriz! Finally, an UMNO delegate with b*lls!

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  16. Anonymous11:00 pm

    Wow , no kidding , Abdullah is God-like in umno???

    Even negative comments are disallowed ???

    All these ' kaki bodeks 'should be ashamed of themselves for so blatantly carry AAB's balls !!!

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  17. Anonymous12:04 am

    Mukhriz, congratulations you have now broken away from your great father's shadow, you have now come of age. We salute you, we always knew that you have the strength of character and the courage necessary to one day god willing lead this great nation of ours. And we the majority who did not attend the UMNO AGM, wholeheartedly agree with you that the freedom loving and u-turning PM's speech has nothing new to offer, nothing inspiring at all it was a dissapointing delivery.

    Mukhriz be strong when you are called by the crazy kris wielding UMNO youth head and his gang of ampu bodek exco lackeys. We are behind you 110%.Explain to them exactly what you meant about that freedom loving PM 's speech, I doubt anything will get through their thick ampu bodek skull, but they must at least give you a chance to speak not cower you into submission with their stupid and ridiculus kris wielding antics. REMEMBER that Kris Syam and KJ are NOT elected by the UMNO Youth delegates but you my friend garnered the HIGHEST number of votes in the last UMNO Youth election.

    So fight the good fight, Mukhriz for ALLAH is the ultimatev judge on who is right and ikhlas.

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  18. I dunnolah abt this mukhriz. his business dealings esp with telekom before smacks of unfair tacktics that if he ends up neing another overlord in umno, i doubt that if things will change.

    he shud prove himself that he can really take this mantle to properly challenge pak lah and not take pot shots while standing behind daddy.

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  19. Anonymous12:26 am

    Betul-betul cakap tak serupa bikin! On one hand you said you are open to criticism, on the other hand you want everybody to say "yes, yes, good, good..."

    So you can't even give your honest opinion now without being ostracised.

    Don't those buggers realise that all the "towkay" (tauke casino, tauke kelapa sawit, tauke bank, dan semua tauke-tauke lain) are looking at our antics, fighting amongst ourselves? Either they are smiling cynically, or laughing at us!

    Amat memalukan - sambil melaung-laungkan Islam Hadari, di masa sama berlagak biadap, kurang ajar, tak senonoh, macam gangster. Baik tukar saja nama parti kepada parti gangster.

    Elok lah Astro tolong promote image sebegitu untuk tontonan semua, termasuk anak-anak muda kita untuk menjadi teladan. Syabas!

    Saya tengah fikir macam mana nak jawab besuk kalau anak murid saya tanya mengapa ahli-ahli umno berlagak sedemikian...

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  20. Anonymous12:39 am

    I seriously can't wait for the next general election. I've missed the last two mainly due to my 'tidak apa' attitude. But I think it is time to send a strong message to these imbeciles.

    Just like how the Americans are ashamed of GWB, I'm quite ashamed of AAB and the entire cabinet.

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  21. Anonymous1:22 am

    ((Guys, got this from Sang Kutu! It's a little long but interesting and many links!))

    Tidak baik tuduh PM bodo..

    Kebanyakan rakyat Malaysia hari ini berkongsi pandangan bahawa Abdullah "bukanlah seorang perdana menteri yang pintar", kata Penyelidik Pelawat Kanan Asia Research Institute di National University Singapura, Maznah Mohamad.

    "Sebelum ini, rakyat merasa adalah baik Abdullah menggantikan Mahathir dan dia adalah nafas baru," Maznah dipetik oleh AFP sebagai berkata.

    Hari ini, katanya lagi, "kebanyakan rakyat Malaysia hari ini berkongsi pandangan bahawa Abdullah bukanlah seorang perdana menteri yang pintar".

    Maznah juga menyifatkan krisis yang dihadapi oleh Abdullah hari ini menunjukkan "faktor rasa selesa" yang ada pada kepimpinan Abdullah semakin hilang.

    http://sg.news.yahoo.com/061027/1/44dag.htm

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    Dont blame him, he really doesnt know..

    On the proposed merger of ECM Libra and Avenue Capital which involves his son-in-law Khairy Jamaluddin, who is also Umno Youth deputy chief , The Finance Minister says:

    "I am not involved in any way. I don't know".

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/1/20/nation/20060120231853&sec=nation

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    Yang mana satu? (1)


    KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Nov (Bernama) -- "Saya tidak akan mempersoalkan kesetiaan saudara jika ditegur. Akan ada salah dan silap tetapi apa yang penting adalah terus berusaha, menokok tambah apa yang kurang, yang tak elok diperelokkan, inilah maknanya," kata beliau (PM).

    http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/bm/news.php?id=230791

    KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Nov (Bernama) -- Perdana Menteri berkata: "Kenapa kamu kata saya tidak terbuka untuk dikritik?"


    http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/bm/news.php?id=230847

    KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Nov (Bernama) -- "Beliau mengatakan sesuatu yang saya fikir tidak betul sama sekali," katanya (PM) dalam komen pertamanya mengenai kenyataan anggota exco Pemuda itu bahawa beliau (Mukhriz) sedikit kecewa dengan ucapan Abdullah Rabu lepas dan mendakwa ia serupa dengan ucapan yang disampaikan tahun lepas.


    http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/bm/news.php?id=230847

    Berikut ialah kenyataan Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir yang PM fikir tidak betul sama sekali:


    "I think it's an address he delivered last year. I was hoping for something new. Perhaps, he has other ideas.

    "We were hoping that there would be some kind of attempt for reconciliation, some attempt to specifically answer the questions," he said, when met by reporters.

    "We are open to be convinced. We are waiting for answers. We are waiting for good explanations why things are. But until now – it's been six to eight months – we are still waiting." (The Star, Thursday November 16, 2006)

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2006/11/16/nation/16036138&sec=nation

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    Yang mana satu? (2)

    KUALA LUMPUR 4 April - Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi mengarahkan semua wakil rakyat Barisan Nasional (BN) membuat pengisytiharan harta sebelum akhir bulan depan.
    Abdullah berkata, pengisytiharan itu perlu dibuat meliputi harta-harta yang dimiliki oleh wakil rakyat serta ahli keluarga masing-masing.


    http://utusan.com.my/utusan/archive.asp?y=2004&dt=0405&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Muka_Hadapan&pg=mh_01.htm

    KUALA LUMPUR 2 Nov. – Sehubungan itu, Abdullah menegaskan, beliau tidak bercadang membuat pendedahan tentang harta yang dimiliki oleh anak-anak mahupun menantunya.

    ''Itu (harta) adalah hak ahli keluarga saya, tak payahlah saya umumkan harta yang mereka miliki,'' katanya kepada pemberita selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat Majlis Tertinggi UMNO di sini hari ini.

    Tambahan pula, katanya, tindakan ahli keluarganya untuk memiliki harta bukanlah satu perbuatan yang salah.

    Perdana Menteri berkata, begitu juga dengan anak-anak dan menantunya, mereka tidak perlu mengambil tindakan mengisytiharkan harta mereka.



    http://utusan.com.my/utusan/archive.asp?y=2006&dt=1103&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Muka_Hadapan&pg=mh_05.htm

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    Yang mana satu? (3)

    KUALA LUMPUR 7 Ogos – ''Dia (Kamaluddin) tidak pernah minta projek kerajaan atau minta syarikatnya dibantu oleh kerajaan (bail out),'' katanya (PM mengenai anaknya, Kamaluddin).


    http://utusan.com.my/utusan/archive.asp?y=2006&dt=0808&pub=utusan_malaysia&sec=muka%5Fhadapan&pg=mh_01.htm&arc=hive


    Abdullah berkata Dr Mahathir mendakwa Scomi Bhd mendapat kontrak mengangkut arang Tenaga Nasional Berhad tetapi tidak mempunyai kapal, walaupun sebenarnya syarikat itu mempunyai 180 buah kapal sendiri untuk beroperasi.

    "Pasal tak dak (tiada) kapal itu tak betul, memang dia (Scomi) ada kapal...180 kapal yang dimiliki oleh sebuah syarikat yang Scomi ambil alih. Anak dia (Dr Mahathir) pun dapat juga (kontrak) cuma tak tunjuk saja dan projek yang anak dia dapat lebih besar dari apa yang Scomi dapat," katanya.

    http://agendadaily.com/cms/content.jsp?id=com.tms.cms.article.Article_8d38b4f4-3132372e-10a4a320-f3ac277b

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  22. Anonymous3:59 am

    Finally a FATHER's SON!

    I think this is going to backfire on the pretender Abdullah and his vulgar, grasping sychophantic keris wielders.

    The Rakyats have been waiting for a leader to step forward whom we can rally behind to bring down this greedy not up-to-the-mark yet arrogant administration. The few names currently considered ... Najib, Tg Razaleigh, Shahrir, Anwar ... have been found wanting one way of another.

    Mukhriz may be the one we're looking for. By overreacting to his remark and trying to gun him down, the bleeping 'tards may have actually pointed him out to us. Yeah!

    I've always suspected the Mahathir boys to have it in them. I thought, with parents like the incredible Dr M and DR A, surely all those fire couldn't have just gone to the feisty Marina.

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  23. Tu la Hishammuddin!!! nak main sangat dengan keris, sekarang Pak Lah pun dah kena dengan MU'KERIS' MAHATHIR....

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  24. akum...
    teringat cerita hollywood tentang seorang peguam lakonan jim carie bertajuk liar-liar. dia telah berjanji pada anak dia dan diri dia untuk berkata benar. banyak babak dalam mahkamah dan luar mahkamah dia terpaksa bercakap benar kerana banyak perkara hal org ramai dan anak guamnya yg ingin berbohong di mahkamah dan ketua majikannya yg kebiasannya org kaya selalunya sombong walaupun dia dipaksa utk berbohong dia malawannya dengan bijaksana dan akhirnya dia berjaya menang kes mahkamahnya dan memenangi hati bossnya, dlm penampilam komedinya. sekarang cerita ini ditayangkan di astro.

    moralnya kita mesti sentiasa menegakkan kebenaran dan boleh mengkritik dan dikritik dgn cara sihat walaupun pada sesiapa.

    wassalam

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  25. Anonymous8:47 am

    Bru, I am dispointed with DatoM Hishamuddin Hussain for his third world mentality. If this kind of people we choose to lead the country, we must admit that we already made a big mistake. I was all the time at PWTC following the debate. I would say 99 percent of the spokepersons were bedek, dishonest and merapu. To me nothing wrong for Mukriz to express his opinion. Just one point. Why RMK-9 jadi modal dicakap hari2. Kalau RMK-1 dulu, kita boleh faham lah. Nampak sangat tak ada idea dan mengarut. Dato Zahid, kalau you dapat jadi menteri lepas ni tahniah. Tapi kalau tak dapat jangan nak kata Pah Lah tak adil kay U pulak ya. Rasa-rasa U melepas lagi kali ni. .at Taib pun dah jadi Senator tu dan Selangor pun belum ada wakil.

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  26. Anonymous10:18 am

    Umno calls itself democratic, but members like Mukhriz are not entitled to an opinion. Just because he said there's nothing new in the president's speech, he is now facing the sack. Umno is now breeding 'yesmen' and there's no room for dissenting views. This is unhealthy.

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  27. Anonymous10:56 am

    hey koolfirekool!
    that's a kool one, man. if we have mukhriz mahathir as leader, we'll never have to worry about people unsheathing the kris and aiming it at the heavens. because mukhris himself is a "kris". but if he decides to be an umno leader, then you'll get a lot of people kissing him, aiming him at the heavens, and polishing the kris' balls and shoes. in smut language, a lot of people will be licking this kris la.

    mu-khriz. real kool la koolfirekool.

    you think the m.u. fans will be excited about him?

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  28. Brother Rocky,

    The impending disciplinary action against Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir points to one thing - that Umno is breeding "Yesmen" within its party.

    I was utterly disgusted when I read the statement by Umno Youth Chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein that Mukhriz "had crossed the line" and his actions cannot be tolerated by the party leadership.

    But for what, may I ask? For saying that there was nothing new in the presidential address during the Opening of the Umno General Assembly and that it was similar to the one Abdullah Ahmad Bawadi delivered last year?

    I felt the same way too. Perhaps, Abdullah used the same speech writers. We all used to look forward to the speech by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when he was Umno President. And we know that Dr Mahathir wrote and still writes his own speeches.

    I would like to ask Hishammuddin and the rest of the Umno leadership these:

    Isn't Mukhriz, an adult, a tax-paying Malaysian citizen, an Umno leader, entitled to an opinion? Does he have to be a "Yesmen" like Hishammuddin and the rest of those in the Umno Supreme Council? Do all Umno members have to agree with the President all the time? Isn't there room for dissenting views?

    Umno claims to be democratic, but no one can say anything negative about the President, even if he does not do a good job.

    Abdullah is always right. You have to say he is right, even when he is wrong. This is Islam Hadhari!

    When Saidina Abu Bakar was first appointed the First Caliph, this is what he said:

    "I have been given the authority over you, and I am not the best of you. If I do well, help me; and if I do wrong, set me right. Sincere regard for truth is loyalty and disregard for truth is treachery."

    Abdullah claims that he believes in Press freedom, but Malaysiakini was not allowed to cover the Assemby.

    What do you have to say?

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  29. Anonymous1:05 pm

    for once, mukriz said something nobody had the balls to say. i don't particularly mukriz but for once he he had some balls. and for once he was someone who didnt show off his expensive keris. hey, by the way, malays, chinese and indians should go into keris production. keris should sell like hot cakes. make them into souvenir items. what say you rocky

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  30. Anonymous3:50 pm

    Ahmad Zaki? Hahaha...wasn't he found guilty of money politics and was only given a slap on the wrist? And that's okay?

    And its wrong to point out to Pak Lah that he's losing the plot?

    So, in the end, what is best for UMNO? Someone who seems to use money for his own good or someone who is honest because he wants the best for UMNO.

    Ahhh...choices..choices...

    Anti-Bodek

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  31. Anonymous3:55 pm

    Bro Rockybru,

    Ignore my last post. Silly of me of confusing Ahmad Zahid and Ahmad Zaki. Obviously the bernama news is on Ahmad Zahid.

    Having said that, Mukhriz should continue saying what needs to be said. There's nothing wrong wanting to be honest.

    Anti-Bodek

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  32. Anonymous11:16 am

    anti bodek. i think it's ok to be confused between the bad and the ugly. dalam politik melayu, terlalu banyak penyangak dan samseng jalanan sampai sukar untuk mengenal satu dari yang lain. yang penting we know how to tell between the good and the goons.

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  33. Anonymous1:04 pm

    Anon 11.16 am,

    You're right :) But what was worse I thought during the so-called UMNO debate (if you want to call it a debate) is this one Kedah fella. I can't remember his name but during his 15-30 minutes of fame, he gave an example of how the Prophet was treated badly up to a point where this person threw "air najis" or something to the Prophet and yet the Prophet did not retaliate. Then suddenly the attack stopped and the Prophet then asked where was the person. The Prophet was then told that the person was sick and the Prophet then visited the person. This Kedahan debater then said words to the effect that this is similar to what Pak Lah suffered. That Pak Lah who was attacked by TDM then visited TDM when he was sick even though TDM attacked him.

    I am quite surprised that not many realized that but this to me is the best "bodeking" of the whole UMNO meeting. Comparing TDM being sicked and Pak Lah visiting him to what the Prophet did. Wow! I think even Pak Lah himself is embarrassed but leave it to the UMNO delegates to bodek to the fullest. The example by the Kedahan fella is not as near as what happened to the Prophet. But trust him to twist the facts to suit his bodeking agenda.

    My wife and I couldn't believe what we were hearing on the TV. For his troubles, that Kedahan fella should be given some award :)

    Anti-Bodek

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  34. Anonymous10:09 pm

    nstman,

    fab idea. keris for souvenirs during the next GE.

    wee hee hee....

    MCA? MIC? how???

    will i be able to get mine personalised with my name engraved on it?

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  35. Anonymous1:09 am

    saudara rocky, i'm with you on bitching about NST, although your reasons may be more personal.

    the paper's gone from shit to soggy shit. but the thing is, the paper's been crap for quite a while and not just since Kali's team took over. you're an NST man, you should know when your sales started to fall.

    earth to rocky ... it was the same time Harakah's readership shot through the roof because lots of Malaysians naik menyampah baca NST and other mainstream papers yang stok mengampu the power of the day exactly the way the papers today mengampu Pak Lah's administration.

    yes ... it was the FRU days of the late 1990s when our beloved hero Mahathir was still in power.

    as for mukhriz:

    it gives me the chills that people here are equating him to his father after making that comment about Pak Lah's speech.

    first of all, i know him personally and think he has a great personality/character. i pray to God the Almighty should be move forward in politics, he doesn't carry his father's draconian genes.

    he spoke a simple fact about Pak Lah's speech, but one shouldn't go so far as to crown him a hero. neither to attribute his action as result of him being Mahathir's son.

    Mahathir and his people would not have had it if someone did that to him back then when he was in power. i know this, i'm a longtime UMNO member.

    Rafidah's, Hisham's, Pemuda Exco et al's reaction is typical of UMNO. these guys would have reacted the same if someone had said the same thing about Mahathir's speech when he was presiden parti.

    so all these guacayasamalu nonsense we're reading from anti-currentestablishment commenters are quite shallow, if you step back and think about it a bit (usually when you step back and think about things a bit you become less of a sucker).

    apa-apa pun kita perlu sedar and terima kenyataan politik UMNO. most of it is just hot air.

    my daughter who is reading Malay studies in one of our local unis made a remarkable observation yesterday:

    ayah, the president's speech for the longest time has been a matter of semantics. from mahathir to pak lah, the message is basically Melayu masih belum mencapai cita-citanya. in between you will find suggestions for remedy, which ultimately will cost a lot of money. money, a portion of which usually ends up with cronies.

    this theme will persist for as long as UMNO exist because UMNO relies on a perjuangan yang belum selesai in order to survive. it's its whole purpose. mahathir's speech was over the years as typical as pak lah's over the last 3 years.

    ... if you step back a little.

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  36. Anonymous12:05 pm

    1.09am

    ..but perjuangan on who, what and why?

    if it's on themselves, why bash the others?

    if it's on their own mindset, why bash the others?

    if it's on their having being colonized for four plus centuries, why bash the others?

    Perhaps your daughter's malay studies lecturer will be able to answer those questions.

    Taking the easy roads by rentier policies followed by zero-sum gaming followed by bashing innocents followed by denials followed by unjust applications of policies may even help that lecturer provide your daughter with the real answers.

    They say they're venting the anger, hyperventilating because the others have tresspassed their rights.

    Only one tresspass was given: the interfaith council.

    What other tresspasses were there that they would risk international calumny for being so fanatical about their local supremacy?

    Interfaith council was on interfaith discourse about potential interdicts when different religions meet on the same subject.

    Discourse leading to enlightenment by sharing leading to solution, perhaps from mutual adjustments.

    The NEP targets? the Asli findings were based on its methodology. Just as the EPU's on their own. Or the UM conclusions on its own.

    Reaction on Khairy Jamaluddin's statement and Hishammudin Hussein Onn's keris silat?

    One took a deliberate slight on the others, the other reminds everyone what it was that amok has done that it can do again.

    And they say Bangsa Malaysia the final target for national unity, the reason for continuation of the NEP sans cutoff date, is the ultimate destination.

    How? by bashing? by denying? by medicine-man forked-tongue talk? by labelling those who speak up as 'government-bashers', 'anti-establishment', anti-muslims, perhaps?

    What will be the content of the final lecture in your daughter's last year of Malay Studies?

    The others must always be treated as pendatang even if the official statement says otherwise?

    Let loose the dogs of war, let them set fires, then on the last day, let the white knight ride in as the fireman to douse them with a few words of comfort - that umno is for ALL?

    Will a photocopy of that final speech be made and reused before the next general elections?

    So that simple-minds and cheery hearts will again be coaxed to put their stamp of approval against the great dacing?

    Or, perhaps, that keris-to-be-bathed-in-blood?

    Are the malays so takboleh that they must play a dangerous sandiwara of hyperventilating against others born and bred in the same land, so that they can remind their kind that without such irresponsible actions, their race will go into the twilight?

    Are the malays so frightened of losing the fabric of their communal faith without state intervention founded on dogmas promulgated by ulamaks of different mien and abilities?

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