Monday, October 26, 2009

PKR oh PKR..


Maybe the suitable title is 'Anwar oh Anwar' since he seems to be holding some sort of 'absolute power' in making a decision for PKR as a whole.

Now, he exercised his veto power in choosing Sabah's PKR chief. Story, and

The new PKR chief of Sabah is Thamrin Zaini. Who is this guy anyway?

Well, I've mentioned it before, I don't trust Anwar Ibrahim. He is famous (read, notorious) for his role in legalizing illegal immigrants by granting them Identification Card during his UMNO days under Tun Dr. Mahathir. If he is really a changed man now, why doesn't he reveal the details of the 'Projek I.C' scandal?

Now, he is making mistake after another in his effort to 'wrestle' Sabah and Sarawak from BN-UMNO during the next general election.

I can see now why SAPP rejected PR invitation to join them. Sabah's PKR is slowly crumbling from the inside. But SAPP decision comes with a risk. They will split Sabah's vote should Sabah's PKR manage to keep a hold on their crumbling party until the next general election. It will be BN-UMNO vs PR vs SAPP. If this scenario happens, PR and SAPP would be in a huge disadvantage.

Surprisingly (maybe not), BN-UMNO in Sabah is deafeningly quite. Just a few whisper here and there yet overall they are shutting their lips tight. Maybe they are enjoying the drama, snacking popcorn with a coke while sitting comfortably on their luxurious couch. Or maybe they have to keep quiet since no orders were given by their big boss back in the federal government. Typical of a 'yes man'.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Next year, 16 September is a public holiday in Malaysia.


At last, after 46 years, 16 September would be a public holiday starting next year. Or is it? Well, our PM might have just announced it today but I'm not convinced yet until it really happen next year. Who knows, everything is possible nowadays.

To tell the truth, I see this announcement more of a politically motivated move to gain the support from us Sabahan and Sarawakian.

But let's pretend that it is not politically motivated and take it as it is.

Then, what about the history fact behind this date? Would the people of Malaysia know anything about it? Or is it only the people of Sabah and Sarawak?

IF the facts about this historical date remain untold to all Malaysian, IF the facts about this historical date remain distorted, IF....there are a lot of IF... Then, this date would be nothing more than just another holiday.

Well, let us see next year. I hope it would not be another meaningless celebration like last years.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Why Indonesia hate Malaysia?


This is actually an old issue but brought back to the spot light due to some error in a documentary by Discovery Channel.

But, was this the main cause for Indonesian to 'attack' us? I meant literally attack us. It was in the news just now that they want to wage war against us. They went burning Malaysian flags and ironically, Padang in Indonesia just went through a devastating disaster.

If they do attack us or wage war against Malaysia, this would be the most ridiculous war in modern history.

And then the 'maid abuse' issues, detention center issues, and other immigration related issues. But these happen in other country too. Even in America. Why not attack them too?

I tried searching the web to understand the cause of this hatred. It seems the one that Indonesians are mad at are actually their own brothers and sisters. And I come to this conclusion.
Indonesia hate us (Malaysia) because we Malaysian are seen as arrogant, obnoxious and discriminating them. We Malaysian are thought to treat Indonesian as inferior. To add insult to the injury, most of these Malaysian actually originated from Indonesia.
The question is, is it true?
Well, from the way I see, hear and talk with the people around me, I have to say Yes. Not entirely but generally, we Malaysian do look down at Indonesian. We may like their music, movies, yet we have these stereotypes and prejudice towards them.

The problem is, not all Malaysian are like that.