Sunday, March 1, 2009

Star - working for opposition?

Is The Star now secretly controlled by the opposition now, given that they gave front page coverage to the incredibly idiotic interview given by MACC's chief Ahmad Said?  (The Sultan who awarded his Datukship must surely take it back by reason of display of sheer idiocy by Ahmad Said.)

Displays of Idiocy by Ahmad Said:

1. Asking the media to support MACC "like hell" (yes, the Star certainly is!)
2. Stating that the child pornography found in his son's laptop is not pornography in the face of the pronouncement by the judge in Australia that the material concerned was repugnant and abhorrent.. and this in a country where pornography like Penthouse, Playboy is available at newstands.  The judge pronounced the material as repugnant and abhorrent because it is CHILD pornography! 
3. Stating that most men's handphones will have such videos.  Eh, most men are NOT paedophiles!

Yes, MACC is now officially run by a front page idiot, thanks to the Star!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Get with the Chinese, Wee

This appeared in the Malaysian Insider today.  It carries a media statement by Lee Chong Beng, the Chairman of PJ SS2 MCA branch.

MCA’s Wee under attack over Chinese school

By Lee Wei Lian

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — Deputy education minister Wee Ka Siong was strongly criticised today for suggesting squabbles between the board of governors and parent teacher association of the Sin Ming Chinese school in Puchong resulted in teachers and students boycotting a new classroom block officiating ceremony three days ago.

In a statement, the chairman of the board of governors, Chai Yoon Peng, accused the minister of slander.

“The deputy minister has implied that all teaching staff are narrow minded and intolerant,” said Chai in a statement to the media.

“All teaching staff helped in preparation of the event.”

Chai added that the headmaster, Pi Yuan, was instructed verbally by both the Sepang district and Selangor state education department to bar himself, teaching staff and students from attending the ceremony.

It was earlier claimed that the directive came because the board of governors had invited high ranking opposition leaders to the event, including Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Selangor Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

“We are shocked at the directive and regret that Wee made allegations prior to any investigation,” says Chai.

In a separate media statement, Lee Chong Beng, chairman of the MCA’s SS2 branch in Petaling Jaya tried to distance his branch from Wee’s statements, because it has drawn anger towards MCA.

“We would like to mention that many MCA grassroots leaders attended the Sin Ming school function and were disappointed that MCA leaders who are supposed to champion Chinese education did not send a high level representative to give moral support just because it was officiated by the Menteri Besar of Selangor who happens to be from Pakatan Rakyat,” said Lee.

“We members of the MCA SS2 branch would like to sound a word of caution to MCA leaders that if you continue to hold a narrow party view at the expense of Chinese education, then the Chinese community will look toward Pakatan Rakyat for support.”

‘By then MCA will be rendered an insignificant party and useless in the eyes of the Chinese community and to Umno as what the late Tun Dr Ismail said, the party is neither dead nor alive. We hope this prophecy will not come true.”

Wee yesterday denied allegations that he was punishing the school for inviting Anwar by witholding RM120,000 worth of funds.

He explained that the allocation disbursement was based on the merit of individual cases.

He also blasted Anwar for saying MCA was threatening the school, calling it a lie and saying he was willing to swear on the truth of the matter and challenged Anwar to do the same.

Friday, November 7, 2008


The freeing of Raja Petra hit us like a tsunami.  Suddenly, we realise that there are more defenders of freedom that we are aware of.  The judiciary is supposed to be the last bastion of justice when all else fails and after all the brouhaha on the inactions following the verdict of the Royal Commission of Inquiry, the judgment to free Raja Petra has revived hope again for the institution of the judiciary.  We salute the courage of the judge.  Well done also to the habeas corpus legal team, Malik, Azhar, Neoh, Ashok et al.  Well done also to all those who sold Free RPK tshirts, those who bought them, those who lit the candles at the vigils at the Amcorp Mall Padang.  HOPE IS LIT AGAIN!

We, the MCA74justice, 

  • support the release of Raja Petra.
  • support the abolishment of the ISA.

We call on the MCA President to support the abolishment of the ISA, for at the end of the day, every man/woman deserves a fair trial irrespective of race, religion or creed.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Free RPK & Abolish ISA

We say that it is not sufficient to just review the ISA or introduce a Race Relations Act.. what is of immediate concern is that draconian laws that provides for detention without trial be abolished immediately.  The reason is simple: such laws are being abused to protect interested parties and its very existence is an affront to every Malaysian citizen.  After 51 years of independence,  it is time we move away from laws that compares our great nation favourably to nations such as Zimbabwe and Myanmar.  Go to this link, it contains an open letter calling for the abolishment of the ISA and the immediate release of Raja Petra and all ISA detainees.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Repeal the ISA

Bar Council EGM at MCA HQ

Today, ALL the Bar members who attended the Bar Council EGM  unanimously adopted the resolutions by the Malaysian Bar, with No votes against and No abstentions.  Among these resolutions are the repeal of the ISA and the immediate and unconditional release of Raja Petra.  The Bar Council invited 3 special speakers: Pushpa - the wife of ISA detainee Manoharan, Laila - the wife of another ISA detainee and the just released Teresa Kok.

This indicates that (ironically, given the Ahmad debacle) one thing is clear: those in power abusing the ISA do not discriminate based on race.

Incidentally, we, the MCA7, call upon Ong Ka Ting to clarify his pledge to "champion Chinese causes" in order to win back the support of the Chinese, as reported in Malaysiakini.  How does he propose to do so?  

On our part,  we say that the only way for the MCA to win back the support of the Chinese is to to champion Malaysian causes and not the BN way of each component party championing its own race.  


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

MCA, Walk The Talk

FINALLY, MCA asked for RPK and Teresa to be released.  Two questions:


Otherwise, it will be empty talk again, but what else is new?