Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Malaysia model by Najib Razak


Fell for an old newsroom trick, and for a moment I thought the Deputy Prime Minister was writing for Brenden Pereira's*Malaysian Insider.

It's actually a piece that first appeared in the Wall Street Journal. Click here to read the entire article.

* Brenden is ex-NST group editor, one of 4 who, with the NSTP, filed a suit against me in Jan 2007. Next date in court is in May.

32 comments:

wandererAUS said...

A dinosaur stimulus package, lacking in substance and vision. Will not reach those who are really in need...job protection and jobless.

Jed Yoong said...

good balanced piece.
;)

Anonymous said...

there is very little substance in this blog nowadays. are you being busily groomed for a post at najib's media empire.

tok janggut

watchman sekolah said...

Bru,

Until when KJ going to depend on Dollah "wonderpet" assistance.

We'll see.

chessmaster said...

Rocky,

Brendan Photocopy - he's just another pawn. Just ignore him

ctangang said...

Bro,

Macam mana itu, ciplak ke ni?.

Ke benda sama dia yang tulis?

Cut and paste ke bro kes ini?.

Thanks

Hala tuju Malaysia Insider said...

What will Malaysia Insider's plan when Abdullah steps down? Wind up?, merge with Malaysiakini? take over by Sime Darby, ECM Libra, Patrick Lim, SCOMI?

Parpu Kari said...

HAI BRO ROCKY, GOOD ARTICLE THANKS BRO..

HAI JED, WHY UR GAMBAR SO KALER KALER WAN?

Anonymous said...

Whats happening Rocky?

Your blog is becoming more like Malaysia Today - majority of your postings just cut and paste article from other media?

Say something from your own thoughts and be ready to face views from readers.

Leave this cut and paste stuff to others who specialise in this approach.

On the other hand, kalau you want to continue this style, then how about your own reviews - with comparisons to actual sitaution in the country?

Sanngup tak? And still allow readers views that may not agree with yours?

ANOTHER MALAYSIAN

Anonymous said...

Whatever Stimulus package,,,and meniru cara America,,,lalu allocate RM60 billion,,,kami lagi merana tinggal di Malaysia dibawah Pemerintah BODOWI and NAJIS.

-BODO2-

LabAssistant said...

A very well written piece by our future PM. Make my eyes water, I'm so proud to be a Malaysian today. Thank you Rock for bringing this piece to my attention. Your blog really rock! I hope soon you won't be a mere blogger anymore but chief editor of one of newspapers. People would come streaming back ...

manletih said...

Orang PEMALAS dan BODOH SOMBONG sahaja yang merana tinggal di Malaysia ini.

Terima kasih.

*manletih*

Old Fart said...

BTW, Rocky..got any thing to say on Zaid Ibrahim's speech at the Rotary Club yesterday?

Hope said...

This piece by Najib will certainly get Anwar and his Phakatan Rioters real worry!

If the above is translated into real action, sure it will be a better Malaysia.

Better Tommorrow

Anonymous said...

you sure it's the Malaysia model and not the Mongolia model ?

Godfather

Anonymous said...

rocky,

i am worry because someone must advice dato najib. for example, when Tan Sri Isa Samad found gulity of money issue, he force to resign as minister, but case is different with Ali Rustam, why?

zamri

Anonymous said...

Rocky,

This article is a whole load of drivel.

I am not one to attend political ceramah's in general but I just got to listen into my first UMNO ceramah through my friend's bedroom window.

Basically Idris Harun, our Deputy Higher Education Minister just held a ceramah tonight at a house (which I believe is used as office) in Ipoh which is located behind my friend's road. The PA system was generous enough to share his sermon with all neighbours.

1) Is he even allowed to unofficially address (lobby?) UMNO reps/members as he is running for a post? Official meeting was held yesterday at the town hall. He seemed to be giving them advice relating to 26 March 2009.

2) He was going on about how the "instant noodle" strategy will no longer be implemented for future elections as non UMNO voters are ungrateful.

3) He was lamenting how non Malays are grateful (talking about pig farms in Alor Gajah etc. when he was based there and how Malays have been tolerant but non Malays haven't)

4) He was commenting about how his non Malay BN colleagues assist their own race on the sly.

5) Grooming a small number of students to promote UMNO at their universities (using tanam padi as an analogy).

5) He started commenting about the success of UITM before I tuned out from hearing the nonsense.

My point is, why does Najib want to hoodwink us into believing the nonsense in the article when everyone in the vicinity of the house (who bothered to listen) just heard our Deputy Minister for Higher Education criticise his colleagues and making some not so tactful comments?

I am a voter and based on the drivel I heard from his mouth (a Minister), I am not impressed with what UMNO have to offer.

Lastly, if UMNO leaders intend to make such comments, please do not be so generous with the sound system.

-Hard of Hearing-

Anonymous said...

What's this Bru!

Limbang issue was never discussed: Pehin Dato Lim
Ubaidillah Masli
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN



Wednesday, March 18, 2009


THE Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng yesterday clarified that the issue of territorial claims over Limbang was never discussed in the agreements signed on Monday, which resolved the "outstanding bilateral issues" between Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia.

"From a press report, (it was stated that) Brunei has accepted Malaysia's reported claim on Limbang or that it (Brunei) has dropped its claim (on Limbang). In actual fact, the issue of claims over Limbang was never discussed," Pehin Dato Lim said. "What was discussed is regarding the demarcation of land boundaries."

The second minister of foreign affairs and trade had been referring to statements reported by news publications which quoted Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Seri Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi speaking to Malaysian reporters at a press conference, saying that Brunei had dropped all territorial claims over Limbang as a result of the signing of the Letters of Exchange (LoE).

"Brunei has decided to drop the Limbang issue and as a result, Limbang is part of Malaysian territory, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced to Malaysian media," according to a report by Malaysian newspaper The Star yesterday.

However, Pehin Dato Lim neither confirmed nor denied the Malaysian premier's statement.

Pehin Dato Lim made the announcement during the afternoon session of yesterday's State Legislative Council meeting, where he reiterated the joint statement issued by the leaders of both nations regarding the signing of the LoE and its contents.

According to the statement, the documents included the "final delimitation of maritime boundaries" between Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia, the establishment of the Commercial Arrangement Area in oil and gas, the modalities for the final demarcation of the land boundaries between the two countries and the "unsuspendable rights of maritime access" for nationals and residents of Malaysia crossing Brunei maritime zones to and from Sarawak, provided that Brunei's laws and regulations are observed.

Quoting the joint statement, Pehin Dato Lim said that the demarcation of land boundaries would be resolved on the basis of five existing historical agreements between the governments of Brunei and Sarawak, and where appropriate, the watershed principle.

Also during the State Legislative Council Meeting, Dato Paduka Hj Puasa Orang Kaya Seri Pahlawan Tudin raised issues pertaining to problems, such as long traffic queues, encountered by travellers passing through checkpoints at Kuala Lurah and Puni. He asked whether there would be any improvement to infrastructure at these control posts to address these problems.

In response to this, Pehin Dato Lim said that plans were in place to resolve the situation but could not be carried out until the border issue was resolved. A joint technical committee has been assigned to finalise the formalities of the boundary demarcation.

The Brunei Times

juruterermalaya said...

I think TWSJ picked this article from Najib's Blog..
http://www.1malaysia.com.my/

Amerika Tiru Bail-Out Malaysia Boleh Pulak...Sape yg BODO2..

Stimulus Amerika Bail-Out Hutang Bank,Insurans..Bukan tolong rakyat...

Stimulus Malaysia create job utk org2 macam lu..Yang malas & byk komplem je memang MERANA..Selama Hidup tak miss makan pun bising hidup merana..Tak reti bersyukur..

Apa punya manusia....

Anonymous said...

Many people watched Hujah on TV9 last night. Ghafur Salleh shot point blank at top UMNO leaders in Kuala Lumpur that whatever RM billions promised to Sabah actually never materialised at all ... Wali Kota

keylee daud said...

seperti modal insan?..huhuhu..habisla

Parpu Kari said...

BRO ROCKY, U MUST READ THIS BRO..SERIOUSLY..

GEMPAR BERITA TERKINI MENGENAI PIMPINAN PKR!

BACA DI SINI!

http://parpukari.blogspot.com/2009/03/yb-fairus-tkm-1-pp-akan-meninggalakan.html

Parpu Kari said...

I BELIEVE DS NAJIB WILL BRING A LOT OF CHANGES IN UMNO, PLEASE GIVE THAT MAN A CHANCE TO RUN THE COUNTRY, WHO KNOWS IF HE IS BETTER THAN FLIP FLOPPER??

SO LETS GIVE HIM A FAIR CHANCE OK...TQ

MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU..

I AM WONDERING IF MONSTERNOBALL AND VIKNESH HAD PURCHASED ONE WAY TICKET TO INDIA AND CHINA EH??

HMMM....

Awang Senior said...

BODO2
Lu really exist kah? I wonder why you are still here in Malaysia. Dont waste you time merana. Go somewhere else coz other people want you citizenship.

PussyKat said...

tok janggut,

very little substance?

hahaa....same ol same ol belit that you are promoting, eh tok janggut.

you are welcomed to banish yourself from this blog.

rocky, bro...it's hilarious that people (we know where they are coming from), are trying their best to kill you in advance.

they are so so so scared that Najib will get you to return to NST.....some people are surely shivering.

what fun!

tak habis habis lah these peole!

donna said...

rocky,

kalian pasti sudah baca ucapan zaid ibrahim di mana beliau meminta Tuank Yang di pertuan agung usah melantik datuk najib sebagai Perdana Menteri ganti datul Abdullah badawi.

pandangan saya ialah zaid mengucap sebagai wakil Parti Pembangkang (PKR). Beliau tiada kewibawaan langsung. Siapa Zaid? Seorang para hukum jutawan yang telah merangkup kekayaan punca bantuan Umno dan rakan2 Umno.

Asas sebab-sebab di beri Zaid, memang tidak mantap kiraan beliau.

Adalah taktik dan niat jahat Zaid berucap sedemikian.

amir said...

Renounce your political religion.

Join me and we shall destroy the galaxy together!

Nghoooo...
Ngehhhhhhh...

Berendeng (misspelling of 'berunding') said...

Alamak Rocky! The guy's suing you and you can't even spell his name! It's "Brendan" lah, not "Brenden"! Nywayz, hope you win the case... Yeah man!

jonathan said...

Bro,

selepas Ali jatuh..MMtaib lak jadi fav sebab org ali nak kan muhyiddin jatuh.

Nampak gaya tak guna la bro lu sokong Najib...masa KJ n MMT naik confirm UMNO org benci..bukan disebabkan parti tapi disebabkan perwakilan yang nilai rm200 shj + kain pelikat/kain tudung..

Anonymous said...

Zaid nih ker yang dilantik oleh satu majalah sebagai Penderma of the Century? Yang duk berkuda sana sini?

Habis tu macam mana Nik Normadiha duk depan mata kat negori sama pun DULU siPolan ni tak cari beri bantuan?

Bayangkan dia terpaksa makan Boys' goreng eggs, siPolan ni duk bagi kuda makan Apples and Carrots tiap hari!

Hai siPolan, zip your mouth... or better still glue you lips together..
Gone Kaput case, duk diam diam kasi lu punya kuda makan cukup!

FEDUP

Anonymous said...

pussyKat,
who are you? rocky's keeper?

tok janggut

Parpu Kari said...

DEAR AMIR, I LIKE UR BLOG BUT WHY LA WE CANNOT COMMENT IN UR BLOG LA SIR?

NGEH NGEH NGEH NGA NGA NGA....