Sunday, December 28, 2008

Politik Macam Main Bolasepak!

Hadi minta Manikavasagam letak jawatan dan menyarankan ""Saya fikir lebih baik dia letak jawatan supaya rakyat boleh memilih semula pemimpin mereka dan dia boleh menjadi calon bebas," katanya

Disini jelas bahawa Hadi bukan lah seorang pemimpin yang pandai. Nampaknya beliau tidak tahu undang-undang dan mungkin tidak pernah membaca Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Perlembagan Persekutuan dengan jelas menyatakan bahawa jika seseorang Ahli Parlimen atau ADUN meletakkan jawatannya, beliau tidak layak untuk bertanding selama 5 tahun dari tarikh perletakan jawatan itu. Maknya Manikavasagam tidak boleh bertanding dalam pilihanraya kecil itu, kalau ianya diadakan!

Perkara ini sudah saya jelaskan dalam posting saya pada bulan Mei lalu dalam tajuk "Letak jawatan hilang kelayakan!"

Mungkin Hadi tidak dinasihatkan dengan betul oleh penasihat-penasihatnya. Mungkin juga Hadi cakap tidak berfikir dahulu. Hakikatnya pemimpin sebegini tiada kewibawaan langsung untuk memimpin negara.

Pasti kita akan merasa malu kalau apa yang dicakapkan oleh Hadi dituruti oleh Manikavasagam dan sudah tentu ianya akan menjadi perangkap kepada beliau. Saya percaya Manikavasagam tidaklah sebodoh itu. Mungkin ibu bapa Manikavasagam yang berumur 43 tahun itu menamakan beliau sempena nama pemimpin besar MIC suatu ketika dahulu. Jika betul, mungkin Manikavasagam akan kembali ke parti asalnya MIC.

Dengan perkembangan terbaru ini, politik nampaknya seperti permainan bolasepak. Ada serangan dan ada serangan balas. Dulu Pakatan Rakyat hebuh dengan ahli dari Barisan Nasional akan lompat ke sebelah mereka. Kini giliran Barisan Nasional pula membuat serangan balas.

Mungkinkah ini suatu permulaan dimana salah seorang atau mungkin juga kedua-dua ahli Parlimen Pakatan Rakyat di Pahang akan melompat masuk ke dalam Barisan Nasional? Saya tidak hairan kalau itu berlaku dan sama-sama lah kita tengok, tunggu dan lihat...

Saya difahamkan ahli Parlimen atau ADUN Pas tidak mungkin akan melompat ke parti lain kerana semasa menerima watikah perlantikan sebagai calon untuk pilihanraya mereka telah bersumpah dengan Quran serta lafaz wallahi, wabillahi, wataallahi dan jika mereka engkau sesuatu yang amat dahsyat akan menimpa mereka. Adakah itu benar? Dan adakah sumpah itu sah disisi Islam? Pas sahaja yang tahu...

Update 31st Dec. 2008 at 12.37 pm

Peruntukan dalam Perlembagaan berkenaan perletakan jawatan Ahli Parlimen dan ADUN. Perkara 48 (6) bagi Ahli Parlimen dan Jadual Kelapan dalam Perkara 6 (5) bagi ADUN

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Conduct Unbecoming of a Member

Saya membaca Utusan Malaysia atas tajuk Ahli umno minta sogokan peribadi boleh 'terlepas' dan saya amat kecewa. Bukan kecewa dengan berita yang dipaparkan tetapi kecewa dengan isi kandungan berita itu. Peguam yang dilantik oleh UMNO iaitu Datuk Mohd. Hafarizam Harun nampaknya tidak dapat memahami sepenuhnya isi kandungan serta "spirit" Perlembagaan UMNO. Saya sama sekali tidak setuju bahawa ahli yang meminta sogokan untuk sokongan "boleh terlepas dari dikenakan hukuman". Menurutnya dan juga Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen, "pada masa ini tidak ada peruntukan bahawa ahli yang meminta imbuhan, sama ada dalam bentuk kewangan ataupun lain-lain sebagai bayaran bagi undi atau sokongan, dikenakan tindakan" Saya harap mereka dapat membaca semula Perlembagaan UMNO:-

FASAL 6
TANGGUNGJAWAB DAN HAK AHLI
6.1
Tiap-tiap ahli mempunyai tanggungjawab seperti berikut:
6.1.1
Memegang teguh dasar parti dan melaksanakan tujuan-tujuannya.
6.1.2
Mendaftar diri sebagai pengundi dan mengundi di setiap pilihan raya, melainkan atas sebab-sebab yang boleh diterima oleh Majlis Tertinggi.
6.1.3
Menghadiri mesyuarat-mesyuarat dan mengambil bahagian dalam kegiatan-kegiatan parti.
6.1.4
Menjalankan kerja-kerja parti dan mematuhi tataetika, perintah-perintah dan disiplin parti.
6.1.5
Menyokong calon-calon parti yang bertanding dalam pilihan raya.
6.1.6
Berkhidmat kepada orang ramai.
6.1.7
Bersedia dan sanggup menentang musuh-musuh negara.

Saya harap mereka baca secara mendalam, "Menjalankan kerja-kerja parti dan mematuhi tataetika, perintah-perintah dan DISIPLIN PARTI".

Bukankah fasal ini memberi kuasa kepada Jawatankuasa Disiplin untuk mengambil tindakan kepada ahli yang tidak mematuhi DISIPLIN PARTI secara MENYELURUH? Dalam Bahasa Inggerisnya dipanggil "CONDUCT UNBECOMING OF A MEMBER" Perbuatan meminta sogokan untuk sokongan adalah satu "conduct unbecoming of a member"! Begitulah juga keadaannya apa yang berlaku kepada Datuk Ahmad Ismail yang digantung kerana mengeluarkan "kata-kata berbau perkauman" dan beliau telah pun di gantung!

Saya juga mencadangkan supaya peguam-peguam UMNO ini membaca juga:-

FASAL 32
TAFSIRAN
Jika berbangkit sebarang perselisihan di atas tafsiran Perlembagaan ini atau Peraturan Persidangan Perhimpunan Agung UMNO yang dibuat di bawah kuatkuasanya maka tafsiran yang diberikan oleh Majlis Tertinggi adalah muktamad.

Saya juga bersetuju dengan Lawyer Kampung
2 sets of laws for corruption? dan jika mereka perlukan kursus untuk memahami Perlembagaan UMNO serta lain-lain undang-undang yang berkaitan, bolehlah berjumpa kami.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sakmongkol’s Vicious Cycle vs Smalltalk’s Money Circling!


I read Sakmongkol's
The Vicious Cycle of Malaysian Politics, including all the comments posted. Many a times I tend to agree with Sakmongkol, but not this time! Malaysian politics is very unique. We are multi racial and multi religious. We have our own brand of politics and our understanding of politics tend to be very diverse in nature.


If you are born in a family of politicians you tend to take politics in the way your family takes it. In all likelihood, if your family is of the UMNO diehards, your thinking about politics maybe influenced according to the UMNO way. Nevertheless, there are also situations where a person born in the family of UMNO diehards tend to stray and become diehard supporters of Pas and vice versa. And, we also see families with mixtures of political ideologies. Shahrir Samad and Khalid Samad is a classic example. Compare that to Lim Guan Eng/Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh and sons! And, naturally Anwar/Azizah/Nurul and the Sheikh Fathils family of the last era!


Are we to select new generation leaders by way of their family background? Sakmongkol look at it in the light of the Ketua Pemuda UMNO contest between the likelihood of KJ, Khir Toyo and Mukhriz. We know KJ is the son-in-law of Pak Lah (the outgoing PM), Khir is the son of Toyo (an ordinary kampong folk of the Javanese origin) and Mukhriz is of course the son of Tun M (the previous PM).


As Sakmongkol was/is trying to break the Vicious Cycle, he seems to support the contest to between KJ and Khir leaving Mukhriz out. It's here that I tend to disagree with Sakmongkol.


We have a certain system that we have for ages followed in the selection or election of leaders. We have not included the criteria of "breaking the vicious cycle" in our determination of future leaders. To us, ideally, leaders must be selected or elected on the basis of "Let the best man win" and let the process of democracy takes its own cause. Whoever secures the most votes, win, notwithstanding whatever his or her family background. His family background might be of the Pas-diehard-kind but if he secures the most votes in an UMNO contest, he wins and he is the leader nonetheless!


The vicious cycle that should be broken must be, none other than the cycle of MONEY! And, everybody knows what I mean! Can any of the 3 candidates win without the use of money? Will they get any votes if money is not cycling and circling around?


(The picture above has no relevance whatsoever with the article posted)


(p/s. How about circling money when they are busy pocho-pocho!)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Guna Blog Kena AMARAN!


Guna blog pun salah dalam UMNO? Ini sudah melampau lah! Ahmad Kuris diberi AMARAN kerana berkempen guna blog. Baca di sini.

"Bekas Ketua UMNO Bahagian Hulu Langat, Datuk Ahmad Kuris Mohd. Nor pula diberikan amaran setelah didapati bersalah berkempen untuk jawatan parti menggunakan blog."


Kalau guna blog pun jadi satu masalah apakah gunanya teknologi yang ada? Adakah kita masih mahu guna cara kuno?

Bukan politik yang sebegini yang kita mahu hapuskan. Kita mahu hapuskan POLITIK WANG dan bukannya PERKEMBANGAN TEKNOLOGI BARU.


Apa kah yang ada didalam kepala Jawatankuasa Disiplin? Adakah mereka dalam dunia nyata atau alam fantasi?
Adakah ini bererti mereka tidak mahu ahli-ahli UMNO ikut Bekas Presiden yang merupakan Blogger No. 1 Malaysia?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Political Will - Part 3

Political Will versus Politically Smart.

I was asked why Kuantan is having massive traffic jams come Friday till Sunday. The reverse as compared to KL. In KL, Sunday especially is jam free.

The answer is simple. People from Kemaman and all parts of Terengganu come to Kuantan beginning Thursday afternoon. Their weekends begin on Friday whereas we in Kuantan begin on Saturday.

It's actually good for Kuantan and helps the economic growth. But we have to endure the way people drive in the jam. They will wait till the lights turn amber before they move on and the right side of the lane becomes the "slow lane".

Kuantan needs a better public transportation services. Town service buses have to be provided soon! There must be buses plying Kuantan-Indera Mahkota and Kuantan-Permatang Badak and lots more.

There must be a political will to do it fast! And the buses must have cheap fares! Not like the LRT in KL where the fare is as expensive as the taxi fare! Bus fares must be cheap and must be the main transportation and the preferred one. Just like in London where taking the bus to point A from point B is as easy as ABC! And above all you don't feel "malu' to take the bus!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Political Will - Part 2

Why is the decrease in the price of petrol NOT followed by the "harga barang keperluan lain turun?" Why is the price of essential goods still at the same high level as when the increase in the price of petrol was made? Why is it that harga barang cepat naik tapi lambat turun?

I can understand the situation if an economic experts were to tell me. But that is not the issue or the problem. The problem is to explain to the common people! The man who come to ask for aids at the MB's office or to those knocking my door early in the morning asking for some help to buy rice for the family.

No matter what others may say, I would say it loud and clear here. The Federal Govt was STUPID the raise the price of petrol in the 1st place! Who ever is the economic adviser or advisers to the Federal Govt. he or she must be a FOOL!

Did we see any price reduction of essential goods everytime the Federal Govt announce the "harga minyak petrol turun 10 sen lagi'? I have not seen or hear "harga beras turun 10 sen sempena penurunan harga petrol dan disel".
Some one told me, even if the govt were to announce that petrol is zero sen per litre, the price of essential goods might still remain the same!

To the kampongfolk, petrol means something which they need to fill up the tank of their Kanchil or Honda Cup, whenever they need to go from point A to point B. Other than that they have no use for petrol. What they eat is not petrol or diesel! What they eat is rice, floor, sugar, salt, fish, meat, cooking oils (not petrol or diesel) and vegetables. If all these essential things are so expensive, they will forget what the other good things the Govt had done to them. They are actually angry with the acts of the Federal Govt as all those mentioned above are not the doing of the State Govt. But the good things done by the State Govt will be forgotten in the process too.

Pahang State Govt tried in so many ways to ease the people's burden. Maybe the people might not have realised it. The one thing that you have done wrong will always be remembered. All the other hundreds of good things you have done can easily be erased with the one bad thing!

Pahang gave us :-
  • Biasiswa sekolah rendah (yes, primary schools) and sekolah menengah
  • Dermasiswa IPTA/IPTA
  • One-off grant of RM500.00 for IPTA/IPTS new intakes
  • Ladang Rakyat to start soon, the harvest of which will be given to the hardcore poor by way of cash on monthly basis. The income-profile of the people of Pahang is in the final stages of preparation and the hardcore will be identified.
  • All sorts or grants and aids during catastrophic situation like floors or fire etc.
Why can't there be strong political will on the part of the Federal Govt to give more to the poor and the disabled? The Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat allocation of RM50 per month to the poor is ridiculous and utter idiotic nuts!

If the poor or the disabled really qualify for the Kebajikan Masyarakat, please give them more! Some are here in Pahang and asking "our" own money (applying the argument of my 1st post) from the Federal Govt, to give them a little more should not be a problem. The problem is just the political will!

Please remember that they are voters too. They have 2 votes each. One for State seat and the other for Federal Parliament Seat.

Political Will

In the next few installments let us smalltalk on Political Will. The political will to get better quality of life and cheaper cost of living for the people, you and I included. I don't have any economic studies background but the last 9 years of my life have been spent observing politics in official capacity. In Malaysia, politics includes almost everything. It seems like if we have the political will, a lot of things can be resolved.

In the last GE, Barisan Nasional lost out to the so called Pakatan Rakyat, a term which I feel very inappropriate esp. in Pahang. To me they should be called Pakatan Pembangkang. The main issue that appealed to the voters in the last GE was "barang naik". We have to admit that. Memang barang naik. I am not pointing fingers at anybody and we in the State are actually very, very helpless in this matter. Barang naik is beyond our control. The State is in no control of the price of petrol, foods and you name it!

At the moment, what the State can do is to control the water tariffs and the quit rent and all other fees relating to land. That's the only two things, the State has control over and provided so under the Constitution. Both have not been raise for umpteen years!

Pahang have been subsidising water for umpteen years, BUT it was never made known to the public. In Pahang, for every RM1 (one) of water consumed by the user, the State pays another RM1.50 (One Ringgit and fifty sen). This easily mean that a water bill of RM10 should actually read RM25. RM10 paid by the consumer and another RM15 paid by the State.

Similarly with land quit rent and the one commonly known as cukai tanah by the kampongfolk. It is still the same RM8 per acre for the kampong land from the time of my late father. It takes more than RM8 to travel to the Land Office just to pay another RM8 quit rent!

Why must Pahang sacrifice all those? Simply because, the leaders have the political will to make life better! If we care to look, Pahang have been using the same Wisma Sri Pahang since it was bulit in the 60's. Pahang don't have wonderful office building and the MB's office (including mine on the same floor) should have been declared "not fit" some ten years ago!

Why can't the leaders at the Federal Level do likewise? Didn't they realise that the bulk of the revenue for the country come from the States? Pahang collected taxes under the Custom & Excise Department amounting to more than RM700 million a year! Not mentioning the taxes paid by Genting and many others. Why can't the money come back to the State by any other lucrative ways? Not that the State be given percentage of collection, but can't it mean that when the State need Federal aids, it should readily and easily given?

Isn't it not appropriate for the Federal Govt do consider the State's plight to improve the water supply by just providing the funds? Not loans but outright grants! Its just like borrowing our own money if we see in that angle.

This is one aspect of the need for political will to share the revenue collected from the State. In my next installment I will look at the petrol price vis-a-vis the harga barang.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Melayu Ada Kelas Ke? (Bab 2)

Prodigal Maestro membawa ingatan saya ke tahun 1985. Pada tahun itu saya memulakan karier sebagai seorang lawyer setelah letak jawatan dari Judicial & Legal Service. Saya berkenalan dengan Dato' Mohd Ariff Ibrahim (DMA). Beliau seorang akauntan dengan Hanafiah Raslan Mohamad (HRM). Di HRM saya juga kenal Hassan Merican, Toby Lam dan lain-lain. Itu pun kerana saya dengan legal firm Messrs. Gill & Tang dan PS Gill adalah rakan kongsi saya. PS Gill adalah bapa kepada Asha Gill. Ya... Asha Gill dalam Astro tu!

DMA adalah orang Kelantan dan isteri beliau Tengku Fatihah Ibni Sultan Ibrahim (Ku Ah) saudara kepada Sultanah Johor dan juga Raja Permaisuri Perlis. Saya terpegun dengan kereta Rolls Royce mereka nombor plat DA 3 (Dato' Ariff 3). Kalau tidak silap hanya ada 9 lagi Rolls Royce yang dimiliki oleh orang Melayu selain dari yang dimiliki oleh Sultan, Raja dan Yang DiPertuan Negeri. Raslan tidak minat Rolls Royce dan lebih gemar kepada Porche (atau Ferrari...saya dah tak ingat) dan beliau pun mati kemalangan dengan kereta itu...al fatihah buat rohnya... Di Singapore pula katanya tiada Rolls Royce. Di haramkan oleh Lee Kuan Yew. Kenapa? Katanya bila Lee Kuan Yew pergi ke London nak beli, dia tanya pada salesman "Do you have Lolls Loyce?" Salesman tu jawab, "Sorry Sir, no Lolls Loyce here!" Padan muka, haram Lolls Loyce kat Singapore! (Joke je tu, Jed & TiLianKer jangan marah pulak!)

Sebut sahaja Melayu pada ketika itu, mereka ini lah yang menjadi sebutan. Tan Sri Ibrahim Mohd (bapa saudara DMA) adalah satu lagi personaliti. Mereka tubuhkan Promet Bhd. Masa itu juga Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah adalah Menteri Kewangan Malaysia dan sanggat rapat dengan Ku Ah. Mereka sama-sama anak Raja Kelantan.

Tahun 1985 adalah bermulanya krisis ekonomi yang amat teruk. Khalid Ibrahim kalau tidak silap di PNB dan mulakan ASN dan lain-lain. Tan Koon Swan dan lain-lain kaum Cina di landa dengan krisis Finance Companies sehingga hancur lebur. Pernah Koon Swan, DMA dan saya duduk dalam pejabat DMA dimana Koon Swan tanya DMA macam mana hendak selesaikan masalah Finance Companies yang dia hadapi. DMA jawab mudah sahaja. "Sepatutnya Cina pun buat macam PNB!" Apa yang hendak saya katakan disini adalah, pada ketika itu orang Melayu seperti DMA, Tan Sri Ibrahim dan lain-lain sangat dihormati!

DMA adalah Melayu sebagaimana dalam definasi Perlembagaan Malaysia. Ugama Islam, Cakap Melayu dan budaya hidup ikut adat Melayu. Kalau makan dirumahnya (depan Risda Jalan Ampang, sekarang Hamid Ibrahim buat kedai jual kereta), semua ikut adat Melayu. Lauk pauk yang dimasak oleh Ku Ah semua resepi Melayu! (Ku, ambo nak nasi berlauk Ku!). Lepas makan masuk bilik solat. Semua perkara lain mesti buat lepas solat! Cakap Melayu belaka! Ku Ah dengan DMA kecek Kelate, saya cakap Pahang! Siapa pun datang ke rumah DMA, cakap Melayu. Hassan Merican pun cakap Melayu. Toby Lam cakap Melayu. PS Gill pun cakap Melayu. Kalau hendak campur-campur cakap orang putih OK. Itu pun kalau nak stress a very important point.

DMA pernah suruh saya tulis pasal Melayu mengikut definasi Perlembagaan. Kami setuju definasi Perlembagaan sahaja yang boleh dipakai! Definasi lain ultra vires the Federal Constitution and therefore null and void!

Malangnya saya tiada kesempatan untuk tulis sehingga lah sekarang! Dulu mana ada computer. Kalau ada pun hanya mesin taip elektrik yang ganti taip writer tekan sampai berlobang kertas tu! Lagi pun saya baru mulakan karier saya. Mana nak cari makan lagi mana nak menulis pulak!

Melayu mesti berugama Islam, pada pandangan saya tiada menjadi persoalan. Hanya tahap keislaman itu yang mungkin kita mahu soal sikit-sikit. Tapi itu Allah sahaja yang Maha Mengetahui. Kalau dia kata dia Islam kita terima sahaja. Jangan soalkan. Ingat ye, Islam itu ugama dan bukan parti! Bukan juga Islam itu satu persatuan atau kelab! Maknanya tidak cukup kalau kita kata kita ini Islam sebab kita ahli parti Islam atau ahli Persatuan Peguam Muslim atau ahli Persatuan Pemandu Teksi Islam Pahang!

Bercakap mesti dalam Bahasa Melayu. Perlembagaan kata "bercakap" dan tidak "menulis". Maknanya kalau hendak menulis dalam bahasa apa pun... gohait! Sakmongkol, Mat Cendana, Demi Negara, Malaysian Tigress dan semua yang lain yang tak tertaip disini...no hal! Go on, keep the blogs coming! Mekyam yang tulis dari New York tu pun no hal! Tulis, jangan tak tulis!
Dalam bahasa Inggeris, perlembagaan kata "habitually speaks the Malay language" Maknanya secara tabiatnya bila bercakap yang keluar dari mulutnya Bahasa Melayu! DMA pernah ajak saya meeting di London dengan "the 7 sisters of the Oil Companies". Semua Mat Salleh. Kami berdua saja Melayu. DMA punya lah nak stress a certain point kepada Mat Salleh yang tak faham-faham tu sehingga keluar dari mulut DMA...."dok eh!" Samalah macam Mahathir "apa nama" tu! Itu lah Melayu!

Adat ikut Melayu. Masuk rumah Melayu jangan lupa buka kasut! Pernah satu masa Tuanku Sultan Perak datang santap di rumah DMA sebab gemar masakan Ku Ah. Sultan Perak itu pun buka kasut!

So, Huzir Sulaiman, tell me if your friends qualify?
TiLianKer, kita cakap pasal Melayu ye! Saya terkejut ada pula posting Al fatihah! Fatihah Melayu pun dalam bahasa Arab tau!

Melayu ada kelas ke?

Huzir Sulaiman yang mulakan. Mat Cendana sambut. Sakmongkol tulis sampai dua tiga siri. TiLianKer pun masuk campur. Macam-macam komen ada, ada yang tulis nama ada yang anonymous sahaja.

Soalannya, Melayu ini ada kelas-kelas pulak ke? Bukankah Melayu itu satu sahaja! Melayu ikut definasi Perlembagaan Malaysia "Malay means a person who professes the religion of Islam, habitually speaks the Malay language, conforms to Malay custom."
  1. Berugama Islam
  2. Secara lazimnya bercakap dalam Bahasa Melayu
  3. Mengamalkan adat Melayu.
Berugama Islam -
Tiada persoalan disini. Tapi Islam yang macam mana? Islam yang macam mana?. Cukup dengan boleh mengucap dua kalimah syahadah sahaja? Sembahyang bila hari Jumaat dan Hari Raya sahaja? Baiklah, kita boleh kata ikut Islam yang dibawa oleh Nabi Mohamad SAW. Atau kita tinggalkan soalan ugama ini setakat kita akan kebumikan jenayah orang Melayu itu di perkuburan Islam kalau dia telah mati? Ini bermakna orang seperti Lina Joy bukan Melayu!

Secara lazimnya bercakap Bahasa Melayu -
Di kampong tiada masalah. Di KL dan Lembah Klang malah di Kuantan pun, ramai juga yang cakap bahasa lain sesama Melayu. Kebanyakannya cakap bahasa Inggeris. Adakah itu Melayu. Baik kita tinggalkan persoalan ini kalau setakat cakap campur-campur Inggeris-Melayu-Inggeris itu sebagai masih boleh diterima. Bagaimana pula yang di rumah bercakap Bahasa Tamil atau Cina?

Mengamalkan adat Melayu -
Apa dia adat Melayu? Makan dengan tangan? Hari raya balik kampong? Musim durian balik kampong? Pakai kain sarong? Pakai baju kurung? Dalam tandas basuh dengan air bukan sapu dengan kertas? Bila bersalaman sudahkan dengan bawa tangan ke dada? Bila jumpa kawan beri salam? Nama bunyi Melayu? Apa nama lazim Melayu? Mat, Din, Jefri, Era, Mawi, Rokiah, Fauziah, Mariam, Daniel, Qistina atau yang sampai ruang pun tak cukup nak tulis?

Senarai dan persoalan diatas boleh disambung sampai berjela-jela. Tapi soalnya siapa Melayu? Cina dan India yang masuk Islam jadi Melayu ke? Kalau mereka kahwin dengan Melayu, anak-anak dia automatik jadi Melayu?

Liberal dan murah hati sungguh orang Melayu di Malaysia. Masuk Islam jadi Melayu?

Melayu hanya satu kalau ikut definasi Perlembagaan. Tiada guna kelas. Tiada Kelas Atas, Kelas Tengah atau Kelas Bawah. No High Class, Middle Class, Low Class or No Class!

Melayu mana ada kasta? Kaya macam mana pun bila mati bungkus dengan kain kafan kapas murah warna putih. Semua masuk kubur yang orang miskin gali! Ada orang kaya-kaya kerja gali kubur?

Nah...wahai bangsa ku Melayu....ayuh BERSATU! Mari kita hidup aman damai dengan jiran sahabat dan rakan kita dari bangsa lain baik Cina, India, Punjabi, Iban, Kadazan, Murut, Dusun dan Orang Asli!

Kepada orang Pahang, tak kira apa bangsa, ugama atau fahaman politik, kaya atau miskin, kalau ada anak yang dapat tawaran masuk ke IPTA atau IPTS, mari datang ke Yayasan Pahang di Tanjung Lumpur, Kuantan. Ambil duit RM500 untuk belanja pergi belajar. Buatlah untuk beli apapun yang perlu untuk hidup sebagai seorang mahasiswa mahasiswi. Duit itu tak perlu bayar balik. Jangan sampai kerana tiada wang tak terus sambung belajar.
Nabi Mohamad kata "Belajarlah sampai ke Negeri Cina"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blow whistles Change Identity!

The Government planned to introduce the Witness protection, with new identity and job

The Bill was introduced in Parliament today for its First Reading and if passed will among others provide for:-
"The Bill also sets out what a witness would have to disclose to the DG when applying, such as details of criminal history, outstanding tax, bankruptcy proceedings, immigration status, business dealings, financial liabilities and assets as well as general medical condition. The final decision whether or not to allow a witness into the programme will be made by the A-G. A registrar of witness protection will also be appointed to maintain a register of participants and that only the A-G, DG, minister and any other person authorised by the DG would have access to the register. This register would also not be produced in court."

This is to encourage witnesses to come forward to testify in serious criminal cases such as corruption and the like. This is something Pak Lah had promised before he goes in March 2009.

Serious loopholes can be detected if the above report by Malaysian Insider is accurate.
"The applicants' criminal records, mental health and whether alternative protection can be provided are among factors to be considered before being admitted to the programme."

If the vetting and the enforcement part of the new law is not properly done, we will see people having serious personal problems mentally, financially and socially, changing their identities by becoming whistleblowers.

What's the definition of changing identity?
Can a Malay change his identity to become someone or some other race?
Can a Muslim change his identity to become non-muslim?
What about a non-bumi changing to become bumi just to get the Bumi Status? Maybe not for him now but for his children in the future?.
What will be the status or identity of children born after the change of identity?
How about the issue of "wali" in cases of muslim marriages?

There are too many questions.
Let us wait for the Bill to be published and let us see what further things can be said and written!

p/s: What if I want to have a new identity and a new job, can I still keep the DIMP which carry the title Dato'? Can I drive a new car but with the same number plate that I fancy?

No wonder we cannot go to war? Too many luxuries to lose out!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Not Awaiting Any Further Instructions

A lot, really a lot, have been written about PDO's apologies
I guess those in PDO can't see the real issue. When I read the posting by Pahangdaily.com (which can be read here),I responded by writing this posting

In that posting, I wrote that I was also ready to sue PDO (meaning to sue and I act on behalf) and have taken steps to get my legal firm in KL to initiate a meeting with my lawyer friends i.e to discuss the cause of action. But before such meeting could be convened, PDO had apologised. Nevertheless, in law, an apology is just a mitigating factor in determining the damages. The fact that an apology is made, the act of defamation is thus admitted by PDO. In view of that development i.e the apology, it is prudent of me to seek further instructions from the family of Allahyarham Dato' Hj Abdullah.

Seeking further instruction from the family is not an easy matter. Tahlil prayers for Allahyarham is still ongoing and tonight (the 13th of December 2008) is just the third night. I just can't utter any thing to any member of the family about what have been written in the blogs. When I say family, it means the 7 young children of Allahyarham. The eldest is still in the university and the youngest going to Standard 2 in January. They had also lost their mother a year ago due to illness. They are "anak yatim piatu"

I wish to hereby declare that I just can't do it! I might be able to do it if it is someone else! Not to the children of Allahyarham. I just can't see their faces. They are too young to understand all these!

I only wish that whosoever may come across and read this blog, I humbly request and say, please do recite Al Fatihah, Yassin and tahlil, and let us sedekah the pahala to the souls of Allahyarham Haji Abdullah Rahmat and Mohd Kamil Abdul Malik, the other passenger in the ill fated accident.
Al Fatihah...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Maaf yang terlambat!

Edisi Khas; Permohonan Maaf Secara Terbuka !! kepada keluarga Allahyarham Dato' Hj Abdullah Ratmat yang disiarkan oleh PahangDailyOnline (PDO) telah dibuat pada hari ini 12hb Disember 2008 jam lebih kurang 5.30 petang.

Saya sendiri telah bersedia untuk menyaman PDO atas penyiaran PDO menghina Allahyarham dan keluarga serta waris. Saya juga telah menghubungi pejabat guaman saya di Kuala Lumpur untuk mengadakan perbincangan dengan beberapa rakan peguam yang lain termasuk Dato' Shafee Abdullah, Sashi Menon dan Shamsul Baharin.

Diatas perkembangan terbaharu ini dan diatas prinsip serta nas undang-undang yang sedia terpakai, permohonan maaf hanya menjadi "mitigating factor" didalam menentukan jumlah ganti rugi. Perbuatan fitnah itu adalah diakui sendiri oleh PDO dengan permohonan maaf itu.

Sebagai rakan karib Allahyarham, saya akan menyerahkan perkara ini untuk "further instructions" dari keluarga dan waris Allahyarham dan akan saya memaklumkan tindakan yang selanjutnya.

Kepada rakan-rakan siber lain yang merasai kesedihan diatas perkara ini, saya merayu saudara saudari bersabar dan anggaplah ini dugaan Allah yang menguji keimanan kita.

Salam dari;
Dato' Shamsuddin Bin Haji Nawawi,
(Insan yang amat merasai kehilangan Allahyarham)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Al Fatihah buat seorang rakan

Al Fatihah buat sahabat karib dan rakan seperjuangan Dato' Haji Abdullah Bin Rahmat, Setiausaha Kerja Badan Perhubungan UMNO Negeri Pahang yang telah kembali ke Rahmatullah akibat kemalangan jalanraya Kuantan-Kuala Lumpur sebentar tadi kira-kira pukul 12 tengah malam.
Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat keatas rohnya. Al Fatihah.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kayveas, you better resign!

The adviser to PPP, Mr S I Rajah said there was no decision by the grassroot to pull out of BN. It was just Kayveas' idea.
There is no question of leaving BN, said S I Rajah. Read this in Utusan Malaysia

Like I said before in PPP to leave because of ISA? Kayveas must show maturity and firmness in his words. As far as Pahang is concern, with or without PPP, we will still hold fort and we are having a good grip of the political situations here.

I was informed that Kayveas was born in Pahang. Is it so? Sorry to say that there is no place in Pahang for leaders like you here anymore! We don't succumb to threats like that!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Datuk, before new year, you akan mati"

It was reported in Malaysiakini that the Chairman of Raub MCA has received a death threat. It was reported as 'Datuk, akan mati sebelum 1 Jan'

Oh my God, what is happening? It was reported that the sms threat was from an overseas phone number. I hope nothing untoward will happen to Dato' Sri Lam and the police will do their utmost best to bring the culprit to the arms of the law.

To Dato' Sri Lam and family, on behalf of the Office of the Chief Minister of Pahang and myself and family, we wish you well and may god bless you.

I am also hoping that the matter would not be politicised by any quarters.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Thank you Nada for your Comment.

In respond to my posting Siapa Ikhlas Siapa Berdolak Dalik?
Nada had come out with a very good point. I reproduce herewith his/her comment and my answer thereof for the benefit of all. I hope Nada and all others who are curious about the same issue may now be in a better position to understand it and will not be easily influenced by the "political side" of the matter. (Note : I have edited a bit of my reply by correcting spelling errors and short forms. Nada's comment is in full and not edited)

Blogger Nada said...

You have your points. You are a good lawyer indeed but i just disagree on one point. I dont really care about your Umno politicking crap but i think the MB Pahang should just obey court orders and pay Seruan Gemilang.

Does anyone even care about reputation anymore?

December 8, 2008 4:40 PM

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Blogger DSN said...

Nada,
Thank you for your comment. You have brought out a good point. I don't indulge in Umno politicking crap here. U may notice that in my postings.

There is NO Court Orders as to payment to Seruan Gemilang YET!
There is a Judgment in favour of Seruan Gemilang in respect of a Court Case which they have sued the Govt of Pahang.
Briefly, upon having the Judgment, SGM must proceed to enforce the Judgment. Enforcement or execution of Judgment against the Govt must follow the Govt Proceeding Act. SGM had tried to do so but had taken the wrong procedure of using MANDAMUS instead of JUDICIAL REVIEW. On the last proceeding before the High Court Judge, SGM was advised to withdraw the mandamus and to file afresh an application for Judicial Review. It is now fixed for the 15th Dec. 2008 for hearing. In the meantime, all other procedures must also be followed esp. the giving of Notice to the Attorney General. In respect of the hearing, the Govt may oppose the application. Nevertheless, like I had said, the Govt may take many other judicial steps. Please wait in a short while for all to see what the steps are!
Similarly in the case of a judgment against an individual, when there is a judgment against you, the next step is to take execution proceeding and the most popular one is the Bankruptcy proceeding. In the case of a company or a firm, it is known as Winding up Proceedings.
I hope you understand the legal avenues stated above and there is no question about caring for reputation here!
salam aidil adha to you Nada...

December 8, 2008 5:40 PM

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Siapa Ikhlas Siapa Berdolak Dalik?

Perkara asalnya mudah sahaja. Saya pelawa penulis blog Pahangdaily Online untuk berjumpa dengan saya dengan saya menulis dalam ruangan komen "Edisi Pahang: Rakyat Terbela Selepas 48 Jam Isu Didedah, MCA Bantu Ke Mana Pergi Puak UMNO!"
yang berbunyi seperti berikut :-
"Kepada Editor, Webmaster, krew dll Pahangdaily,
Sedih saya mendengar ungkapan dalam posting ini yg berbunyi "Kami tahu YB teruntun dari MCA yang jumpa Dato' S/U MB. Mana mungkin Dato' S/U MB mahu jumpa dengan media seperti kami ini."
Sanggup kah saudara/saudari jumpa saya? Sanggupkah saudara/saudari dedahkan identiti? Kalau sanggup marilah kita berjumpa. Saudara tahu dimana pejabat saya dan boleh hubungi saya bila-bila masa. Aturkanlah melalui krew saudara di Pejabat MB atau Pejabat SUK yg telah menjadi part time krew itu. Mana tahu ada kebaikan bersama?"

Penyataan Pahangdaily yang berbunyi "Mana mungkin Dato' S/U MB mahu jumpa dengan media seperti kami ini." adalah pencetus kepada kesanggupan saya untuk berjumpa dengan mereka. Kenyataan itu bermaksud saya ini tidak mahu berjumpa dengan media seperti mereka dan saya menafikan perkara itu.

Diatas pelawaan itu, PahangDaily Online (PDO) menulis pula "Edisi Pahang: Sekalung Penghargaan Kepada Setiausaha Politik MB Pahang Atas Pelawaan!!" dan diantara lain menulis begini :-
"Pihak Pahang Daily Online, ingin mengambil kesempatan disini untuk mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada Setiausaha Politik Menteri Besar Pahang, Dato' Shamsuddin Nawawi atas kesediaan mempelawa kami untuk mengadakan pertemuan dengan beliau pejabatnya semalam. Namun, begitu sebagai salah satu wadah alternantif untuk rakyat kami belum bersedia lagi untuk mengadakan pertemuan dengan beliau bagi membincangkan segala permasalahan dan kekalutan politik yang melanda Pahang mutakhir ini. Kesudian YH Dato' amatlah dihargai."

Seterusnya PDO menyambung lagi dengan ungkapan begini:-
"Kami hanya bersedia untuk berbuat demikian sekiranya difikirkan perlu dan ditempat yang "berkecuali". Ini kerana, jika pertemuan diadakan di pejabat beliau kami khuatir akan berlaku "bias" dalam hal ini. Maklumlah, dengan kedudukan beliau sebagai Setiausaha Politik MB dan kami hanya media alternantif yang membicarakan soal hala tuju negeri Pahang."

Diatas kenyataan PDO itu saya membuat posting yang berbunyi begini:-
"PahangDaily Online Jawab Tak Mahu Jumpa Saya
Saya paparkan disini posting dari Pahangdaily.blogspot.com dengan banner baru, yang memberi jawapan kepada pelawaan saya untuk berjumpa. Satu ketika kata "apalah kami untuk berjumpa dengan SU Politik MB" dan bila saya sungguh-sungguh mahu berjumpa, mereka memberi bermacam-macam helah. Anda buat lah penilaian sendiri. Pada saya, mereka ini hanya berani dibelakang dan tidak suka berdepan!"

Selepas daripada posting saya itu, PDO menulis pula yang dipaparkan sepenuhnya disini seperti berikut:-

Edisi Pahang: Isu Pertemuan Eksklusif, 10 Soalan Panas Buat Dato' Setiausaha Politik MB Pahang !!

Susulan daripada isu pertemuan khas Krew Pahang Daily Online dengan Setiausaha Politik Menteri Besar Pahang, Dato' Shamsuddin Nawawi mutakhir ini, maka kami menerima berbagai pandangan dan komen daripada para pembaca semua. Ada yang mahukan pertemuan diadakan segera dan tidak kurang juga yang mahu ia dibatalkan. Maka itu kami ingin membuat ketetapan disini, ada beberapa perkara yang perlu diperjelaskan kepada rakyat tentang isu penting yang boleh menjejaskan kreadibiliti YAB Menteri Besar Pahang. Sebagai Setiausaha Politik MB, DSN harus menyakinkan rakyat akan 10 soalan panas ini, iaitu :-
  1. Kenapa MB Pahang masih berdiam diri dan masih enggan menguruskan atau membayar hutang saman RM60 juta yang dikemukakan oleh syarikat pembalakan Seruan Gemilang Makmur (SGM) selama ini?
  2. Sebagai Pengerusi PKNP dan berkuasa melantik Pengurus Astana Golf & Country Club, kenapa dilantik "individu yang ada hubungan keluarga dengannya" walhal individu tersebut telah "melingkupkan" Kelab Golf Bera sebelum itu. Kenapa PKNP tidak profesional dan gagal memantau pengurusan kelab terbabit, walhal letaknya di Kuantan yang menempatkan ibu pejabat PKNP itu.
  3. Kenapa MB Pahang luluskan sebuah syarikat yang berbahaya dan menyebabkan rakyat bakal diancam "sisa toksik" di Gebeng. Walhal kerajaan negeri Trengganu dan lain-lain negeri menolak hasrat syarikat terbabit mendirikan kilang itu di negeri mereka.
  4. Kenapa MB tidak membuat laporan polis berhubung dengan "kecurian wang" dirumahnya selepas raya baru-baru ini. Dia mencabar krew kami "bersumpah di masjid" padahal beliau sendiri yang membuka cerita "rompak" itu dalam Mesyuarat Exco Mingguan di Wisma Sri Pahang. Kenapa MB mahu berdolak-dalih hal ini?.
  5. Kenapa isu dan masalah AIR di kawasan Felda masih gagal diatasi biaprpun sudah lebih 30 tahun berlarutan. Alasan yang diberi kos tinggi, bajet tiada dan sebagainya. Apakah alasan seperti ini boleh dibuat oleh kerajaan UMNO dan BN, sedangkan Pahang bukan negeri yang ditadbir oleh parti Pembangkang?
  6. Kenapa MB masih belum melantik Timbalan Menteri Besar Pahang sejak diberi mandat dalam pilihanraya umum ke-12 yang lalu. Apakah beliau takut dengan Dato' Tan Aminuddin yang pernah menampar beliau dulu?.
  7. Benarkah MB Pahang telah bertindak meluluskan penjualan tanah "Rezab Masjid" di Bandar Indera Mahkota Kuantan kepada orang bukan Islam baru-baru ini?
  8. Apakah Adnan Yaakob, masih layak menerajui Kerajaan Negeri Pahang selepas ini, walhal beliau ternyata gagal membangunkan serta menyakinkan pelabur untuk datang ke sini. Pembentangan belanjawan "defisit" selama 11 tahun menjadi bukti kukuh hal ini.
  9. Kenapa MB tidak mengambil tindakan terhadap seorang Exco Kerajaan Pahang yang sudah 3 kali ditangkap "Basah" oleh pihak jabatan agama. Dimana beliau merasuah pegawai agama terbabit sebanyak RM3,000 untuk membebaskan dirinya. (akan didedah)
  10. Kami mencabar Setiausaha Politik MB itu untuk mengadakan "Debat Terbuka" dengan "Ahli Biasa PKR" iaitu Dato' Fauzi Abd Rahman tentang isu semasa dan politik Pahang. Sila tetapkan tempat dan lokasi untuk diwar-warkan. Kami juga akan menghantar wakil kami sebagai Ahli Panel debat itu nanti dan mestilah disiarkan secara langsung menerusi radio Pahang FM.
[Justeru itu, kami mempelawa Dato' Shamsuddin Nawawi menjawab persoalan yang ditimbulkan bagi menyakinkan rakyat tentang ketua kerajaan negeri Pahang ini. Jika tidak meyakinkan, maka rakyat akan menolak kepimpinan Menteri Besar Pahang, Dato' Seri Adnan Yaakob dalam pilihanraya umum akan datang. Maka itu sebagai SU Politik MB, DSN bertanggungjawab untuk menjawab segala isu yang diketengahkan ini demi kepentingan rakyat Pahang khasnya].

Sekarang ini, niat ikhlas saya mempelawa mereka untuk berjumpa kerana mereka menulis
"Mana mungkin Dato' S/U MB mahu jumpa dengan media seperti kami ini" telah bertukar menjadi cabaran untuk berdebat dengan saya. Kalau berdebat dengan mereka tidak mengapa. Ini diajukan untuk berdebat dengan Dato' Fauzi Rahman dan "orang terhebat"mereka?! Bukan setakat itu sahaja, malah saya dicabar juga untuk menjawab 10 soalan yang berupa tuduhan, tohmahan dan cerita rekaan mereka. Anda semua buatlah penilaian tentang perihal kelakuan (demeanour) mereka ini.
  1. Kenapa pula saya harus berdebat dengan Dato' Fauzi? Apa penglibatan beliau dalam hal ini. Kalau saya hendak jumpa dengan beliau, saya tidak perlu melalui PDO kerana saya kenal beliau dan boleh jumpa pada bila-bila masa. Adakah beliau salah seorang "Editor, Webmaster, krew dll Pahangdaily" ? Kalau betul, baru lah pelawaan itu sampai kepada beliau.
  2. Berdebat? Apakah yang hendak dicapai oleh PDO? Kalau hendak berdebat setakat hendak melihat siapa yang lebih petah bercakap, bila-bila masa pun boleh. Saya seorang peguam dan tiada sedikit pun rasa janggal dalam berdebat. Tapi apa yang akan kita dapat akhirnya? Yang pastinya sanggupkah Editor, Webmaster, Krew dan Spy PDO menunjukkan muka mereka? Adakah mereka mahu berselindung disebalik Dato' Fauzi sahaja? Bagi saya sebagai Setiausaha Politik MB Pahang tiada apa yang hendak disembunyikan. Pejabat saya tetap yakni di Wisma Sri Pahang dan saya percaya ramai yang kenal dengan saya.
  3. Kenapa pula beri saya 10 soalan untuk dijawab? Saya bukan lagi seorang murid sekolah yang perlu menjawab soalan untuk menentukan saya lulus atau tidak! Tambahan pula soalan itu adalah soalan rekaan mereka semata-mata dan ada yang berunsur fitnah, cerita rekaan dan anggapan sahaja.
  4. Sebagai seorang peguam, saya ingin menegaskan bahawa mengikut perundangan Islam dan sama juga dengan undang-undang Sivil, orang yang membuat tuduhan mesti membuktikan tuduhannya itu. Maka dengan itu, 10 tuduhan yang dibuat oleh PDO itu perlu mereka buktikan dahulu sebelum saya menjawab! Jangan hanya pandai membuat tuduhan. Kalau dalam kes yang kena kepada mereka banyak pula soalnya. Ambil saja contoh tuduhan terhadap Ketua Umum mereka Anwar Ibrahim, apa pun tuduhan mereka tidak percaya! Tetapi kalau tudauhan itu dibuat kepada orang yang bukan dari kelompok mereka, mereka terus percaya?!
  5. Apapun, saya ingin juga nyatakan bahawa soalan ke 10 itu bukan soalan. Ianya adalah cabaran untuk berdebat. Kenapa pula dipilih Radio Pahang? Tidakkah mereka tahu Radio Pahang dibawah kerajaan Barisan Nasional. Sama kedudukannya dengan Wisma Sri Pahang. Kenapa takut ke Wisma Sri Pahang? Kalau hendak sangat bukti, tempat simpan bukti adalah di Wisma Sri Pahang. Takut nanti terdedah siapa spy dan krew? Jangan takut, saya hanya ajak berkenalan dan berbual mesra, bukan untuk berlengan!
  6. Untuk soalan-soalan yang lain dan yang paling jelas ialah soalan ke 6 mengenai perlantikan Timbalan MB menampakkan kecetekan pengetahuan PDO. Perlantikan Timbalan MB bukan kuasa MB! Bacalah Undang-Undang Tubuh Pahang dan ketahui lah bahawasanya, TIADA peruntukan untuk jawatan TMB. Ianya adalah semata-mata diatas perkenan KDYMM Sultan Pahang! Dari mana pula dapat cerita Dato' Tan tampar MB ini? Ya Allah Ya Tuhan Ku, kenapa sampai begitu sekali buruknya perangai PDO ini?
  7. Bagi soalan yang lain itu anda sendiri buatlah penilaian. Tiada sebab untuk saya jawab atas alasan yang saya berikan di atas. Mengenai Exco tangkap basah, PDO sendiri kata belum dedah atau ditulis di situ "akan didedah". Kenapa pula saya perlu jawab?
  8. Untuk kes Seruan Gemilang, saya hendak kata sebagai seorang peguam seperti berikut :- "Tunggu tindakan yang akan difailkan di Mahkamah Tinggi yang akan dikendalikan oleh seorang peguam terkemuka sedikit masa lagi". Malahan Seruan Gemilang perlu patuhi dahulu "The Government Proceedings Act" dan mereka sudah banyak buat silap! MB tidak perlu umum kepada PDO atau pembangkang apa tindakan beliau buat. Orang putih kata "Who are you, we are not answerable to you, PahangDaily Online!"
  9. Untuk soalan lainnya, saya masih menegaskan saya berpegang kepada "adversarial system" perundangan kita, buktikan tuduhan baru saya jawab!
Atas alasan yang saya berikan diatas, jelas Editor, webmaster, krew dan spy PDO ini takut nak tunjuk muka berhadapan dengan saya. Bak kata peguam Dato' Shafee Abdullah "hiding behind the wife's skirt!"

Selepas ini saya tidak akan layan lagi kalau PDO hendak jumpa. Bak kata Orang putih "Go fly kites!"

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha

Saya sekeluarga memgambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha kepada semua rakan dan kenalan terutamanya pengunjung blog ini.

Aidil Adha mengajar kita erti pengorbanan. Saya berdoa moga-moga kita dibukakan hati untuk berkorban dengan menjauhkan diri kita dari membuat fitnah dan mereka-reka cerita untuk kepentingan peribadi atau kelompok kita.

Kepada saudara dan rakan yang ditimpa bencana tanah runtuh di Bukit Antarabangsa, saya ingin menyampaikan rasa simpati saya dengan iringan doa supaya diberi hidayah Allah dan dikuatkan iman serta diberi kekuatan untuk bersabar. Saya faham apa erti kesedihan dan kepayahan yang sedang saudara-saudara alami. Saya masih teringat trajedi yang sama di Highland Towers pada tahun 1993 kerana rakan dan kawan saya sendiri yang terlibat. Saya faham apa ertinya ''Tinggal sehelai sepinggang'' dan apa ertinya hilang orang yang tersayang kerana saya sendiri pernah merasainya walaupun dalam trajedi yang berbeza.

Kepada rakan-rakan Pahangdaily online yang mencabar saya, harap dapat bersabar untuk saya menjawab. Marilah kita menyambut Hari Raya Aidil Adha dulu. Saya yakin mereka juga merayakannya.

Wasalam
Ikhlas dari,
Dato' Shamsuddin Haji Nawawi sekeluarga

Saturday, December 6, 2008

PahangDaily Online Jawab Tak Mahu Jumpa Saya

Saya paparkan disini posting dari Pahangdaily.blogspot.com dengan banner baru, yang memberi jawapan kepada pelawaan saya untuk berjumpa. Satu ketika kata "apalah kami untuk berjumpa dengan SU Politik MB" dan bila saya sungguh-sungguh mahu berjumpa, mereka memberi bermacam-macam helah. Anda buat lah penilaian sendiri. Pada saya, mereka ini hanya berani dibelakang dan tidak suka berdepan!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Edisi Pahang: Sekalung Penghargaan Kepada Setiausaha Politik MB Pahang Atas Pelawaan !!

KUANTAN - Pihak Pahang Daily Online, ingin mengambil kesempatan disini untuk mengucapkan ribuan terima kasih kepada Setiausaha Politik Menteri Besar Pahang, Dato' Shamsuddin Nawawi atas kesediaan mempelawa kami untuk mengadakan pertemuan dengan beliau pejabatnya semalam. Namun, begitu sebagai salah satu wadah alternantif untuk rakyat kami belum bersedia lagi untuk mengadakan pertemuan dengan beliau bagi membincangkan segala permasalahan dan kekalutan politik yang melanda Pahang mutakhir ini. Kesudian YH Dato' amatlah dihargai. Kami hanya bersedia untuk berbuat demikian sekiranya difikirkan perlu dan ditempat yang "berkecuali". Ini kerana, jika pertemuan diadakan di pejabat beliau kami khuatir akan berlaku "bias" dalam hal ini. Maklumlah, dengan kedudukan beliau sebagai Setiausaha Politik MB dan kami hanya media alternantif yang membicarakan soal hala tuju negeri Pahang. Kami sekali lagi menafikan bahawa Pahang Daily Online terikat dengan mana-mana pertubuhan politik sama ada UMNO, PKR, PAS atau DAP. Justeru itulah pada banner kami sendiri diletakkan kesemua gambar pemimpin parti terbabit di Pahang ini. Mungkin dalam masa terdekat ini, kami akan melancarkan banner baru sebagai ganti banner di atas yang kami rasakan sudah tidak relevan untuk memperjuangkan isu-isu rakyat di Pahang ini. Tambahan pula, kami dituduh sebagai berpihak kepada PKR dan PAS dalam soal isu-isu yang dibangkit. Kami bersedia pada bila-bila masa untuk berunding dengan mana-mana pihak tentang hala tuju Pahang Daily Online ini pada masa akan datang.

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Ahli Sufi Semantan said...

Heran gak blog ni lebih lalang dr lalang!! Sudah terang lg bersuluh tulisan dan pendiriannya menafikan apa yg kerajaan dah buat. Anyway kalau betul nak jd neutral , story pun kenalah adil dan seimbang jgn nampak berat sebelah.

December 6, 2008 7:12 AM

Anonymous said...

Masalahnya dengan PahangDaily ialah, saudara lebih gemar amalkan pemberitaan hentam kromo pada sebahagian besar bahan-bahan berita saudara!

Bahan beritanya kalau diamat-amatikan, lebih banyak sama ada bohong sepenuhnya ataupun secara putar alam, mengadunkan fakta dan fiksyen.

Bahan berita sebegini - fakta + fiksyen, memang adunan yang boleh menarik minat pembaca sedangkan tarafnya ialah pembohongan.

Kalau begini caranya, portal berita ini lebih layak untuk menulis novel lalu bolehlah bersaing dengan tokoh seperti JK Rowling.

TUMPANG LALU

December 6, 2008 9:43 AM

editor said...

krew pahang daily x pernah ada kelulusan dalam bidang kewartawanan. jika anda tidak berpuas hati dgn cara penulisan x mengapa. ramai lagi yg berpuas hati. bahan2 berita bukan hentam kromo tapi dpt dari sumber yg sahih dari dalaman UMNO dan kerajaan sendiri. kami menempatkan org2 kami dihampir semua jabatan kerajaan dan UMNO bahagian di Pahang. kenapa, anda terasa ker dgn berita itu? baguslah..mmg itu tujuan kami..siapa yg makan cili dia rasa pedasnya...

December 6, 2008 12:18 PM

Anonymous said...

Yang saya bangkitkan ialah soal standard pemberitaan yang tidak betul oleh Pahangdaily.

Dengan pengalaman sedikit yang saya ada tentang pemberitaan, perkara pertama yang harus dilakukan ialah mendapatkan bahan berita yang sahih daripada sumber yang sahih.

Untuk itu, bahan-bahan berita ini perlu menjalani saringan yang ketat bagi menentukan kesahihannya.

Sesudah itu - melalui beberapa lapisan penyuntingan; barulah bahan berita berkenaan disiar.

TUMPANG LALU, lagi

December 6, 2008 12:28 PM

Anonymous said...

Bukan pula saya terasa apa-apa. Tinggal lagi, sudah terbukti beberapa bahan berita yang saudara siarkan itu memang tak betul langsung. Fiksyen.

TUMPANG LALU, lagi 2

December 6, 2008 12:31 PM

The Four Pahang Horsemen of Cyber Apocalypse

N. J. Ahmad of The Malay Mail wrote about Pahang Bloggers by the name of YB Dato' Pang Tsu Ming, Dato' Ti Lian Ker, Dato' Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz and Dato' Shamsuddin Nawawi and called them as "The Four Pahang Horsemen of Cyber Apocalypse" which can be visited at Four Pahang Horsemen of cyber apocalypse

Being one of the four mentioned, I must say I am very honoured. I am sure the other three must be equally honoured too. Nevertheless this posting must not be construed as writing on behalf of the other three. May I add that Dato' Ti Lian Ker and I are lawyers by training and we take full responsibility for whatever we write in our blogs. My posting especially, shall not be construed as representing the organizations that I am a member thereof. My designation as the Political Secretary to the Chief Minister of Pahang must not in any way, whatsoever, be construed as representing the Chief Minister himself. Nevertheless, both of us share the same ideology that lies and "fitnah" by the Opposition must stop. I am using this blog to put forth my hatred for lies and fitnah and the Chief Minister had his own way of doing the same. The rakyat of Pahang must be given the true and correct picture of the political scenario in the State and the Nation. What the Barisan Nasional Government of Pahang had done and is continuously doing for the benefit of the rakyat must not be manipulated. The Barisan Nasional Government of Pahang is a responsible government. We are doing our best for the betterment of the State. We can accept constructive criticism and definitely not anything that can create uneasiness among the rakyat. We hold our peace and tranquility dearly. We strive for harmony among the various races and the security surrounding us. Our positions, designations and offices can go at anytime and are not important. Pahang should remain prosperous, peaceful and harmonious!

I remain your obedient servant, Sir

THANK YOU MALAY MAIL

THE MALAY MAIL WROTE ABOUT THE "FOUR PAHANG HORSEMEN" AND WE SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH.

"Four Pahang Horsemen of cyber apocalypse"

By N. J. AHMAD December 05, 2008 Categories: Cyberspot

Pakatan Rakyat watch out – Cyberspace, once almost the exclusive domain of the opposition parties, is now witnessing the serious entrance of Barisan Nasional bloggers, much to the delight of their supporters.

And nowhere is this more concerted and leaving significant impact on cyber surfers than the blogging efforts of "Four Pahang Horsemen" – all respected members of society with important positions in the ruling government – who have met the Pakatan head-on in cyberspace through their blogs.

Previously known only within their State, this quadrangular band of "VIP bloggers" who entered cyberspace after the general election last March, are now better known throughout the country and among Malaysian expatriates working overseas.

They started at a time when morale among the BN supporters was at the lowest ebb, after losing four States – and failing to regain Kelantan. However, slowly but surely, they have gained a foothold on the socio-political (SoPo) blogosphere by carving out some cyber territory for themselves.

And the fact that all are able to write well in at least two languages – English and Bahasa Malaysia, and also Mandarin for two of them – has seen these VIPs gaining an ever-increasing number of readers and influence over the months since then.

But more importantly, they have assets that hold them in good stead among the critical blog readers – substance and credibility. Besides these, they appear to be from a new breed of BN leaders – one that is open enough to acknowledge the weaknesses of the coalition while vigorously defending fundamental points, and dishing out hard-hitting criticisms against their opponents.

Pang Tsu Ming (pangtsuming.blogspot.com) – a second-term State assemblyman for Semambu from the MCA, and a chartered accountant by training — started his blog in May with "the desire to communicate with readers and the public through an interactive platform".

After a maiden post that was merely a reprint of a news report from an English language daily about land problems in Pahang, Pang – who also writes in Mandarin – gradually grew in confidence.

As proof of this self-assurance, his latest post is not only in Bahasa Malaysia – it is also titled with something that a non-Malay and Muslim with less knowledge of this community would not have dared to touch on: "Kalau Dah Rezeki, Tak Ke Mana?". This type of post certainly elevates Pang's credibility as a representative of all races, and not just the Chinese.

His blogging compatriot, Datuk Ti Lian Ker (tilianker.blogspot.com) is similarly respected by many Malay readers. Ti, who was previously a three-term state assemblyman for Teruntum, espouses the spirit of cooperation for a common cause despite political differences.

But the biggest sensation among the four VIPs would surely be Datuk Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz (sakmongkol.blogspot.com) – or much better known in cyberspace by his nom de plume of Sakmongkol AK47.

Ariff, a one-term state assemblyman for Pulau Manis, is certainly an enigma; and one who has grown in stature and now wields considerable influence over a disparate audience from all races and political affiliations due to the exceptional quality of his posts.

Besides being prolific – he often writes three posts daily, each the length of this article – Ariff's bluntness, wit and seeming truthfulness add further value to his writings. And no one would doubt or question the intellectual capability of this kickboxer who holds a Masters degree in Economics from Manchester University.

The last of the foursome is from Mukim Dong – an area made infamous by bomoh couple Mona Fandey and Affendy Abdul Rahman with the gruesome murder of former exco Datuk Mazlan Idris – Datuk Shamsuddin Nawawi (dongtalk.blogspot.com), who is the political secretary to Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Adnan Yaakob.

Unlike the more diplomatic Ariff, bowling fan Shamsuddin is a fighter – and one who doesn't mince words in his posts and replies. And he is one who makes "strikes" and is able to convert "spares" when it comes to his posts and replies – as the opposition and even "fellow Umno and BN personalities" who had aroused his ire found to their detriment.

Readers have been pleased to discover how influential "Datuk Sam" and his blog are. On quite a few occasions, the local authorities had immediately responded and rectified problems that had annoyed him – sometimes within a few hours of his post appearing!

The BN bloggers throughout the country are out to gain territory in cyberspace. With these Pahang Horsemen showing the way, their counterparts elsewhere could take heart that cyberspace need not be alien territory and the opposition's kingdom any longer.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Will they come?

Pahangdaily Online wrote a lengthy "explanation" on the Penjaja episode. What they did was to take pictures of the scene and nothing more, nothing less. Posted the pictures in their blog and then claim credit. Pathetic!

In the comment to Kontroversi: Isu Peniaga Gerai MPK, Setiausaha Politik MB Pahang Disalah Tafsir Laporan Kami !!
I wrote

"DSN said...

Kepada Editor, Webmaster, krew dll Pahangdaily,

Sedih saya mendengar ungkapan dalam posting ini yg berbunyi "Kami tahu YB teruntun dari MCA yang jumpa Dato' S/U MB. Mana mungkin Dato' S/U MB mahu jumpa dengan media seperti kami ini."

Sanggup kah saudara/saudari jumpa saya? Sanggupkah saudara/saudari dedahkan identiti? Kalau sanggup marilah kita berjumpa. Saudara tahu dimana pejabat saya dan boleh hubungi saya bila-bila masa. Aturkanlah melalui krew saudara di Pejabat MB atau Pejabat SUK yg telah menjadi part time krew itu. Mana tahu ada kebaikan bersama?

December 5, 2008 12:51 PM"

I am challenging them to come and see me. They know where to contact me i.e at the Pejabat Menteri Besar Pahang, Blok A, Wisma Sri Pahang, Kuantan Pahang. I can be reached at 09 512 1680 or 09 512 1681.

Do you think they dare come?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lembu Punya Susu, Sapi Punya Nama

I have to put the record straight. On Wednesday, December 3, 2008 it was posted by pahangdaily.blogspot.com under title "Edisi Pahang: Rakyat Terbela Selepas 48 Jam Isu Didedah, MCA Bantu Ke Mana Pergi Puak UMNO !"They alleged that the "Suara Rakyat, Peniaga Gerai Niaga Aidil Adha Kecewa Dengan Sikap Pegawai MPK !!" problem was solved without the help of UMNO and making all sorts of unnecessary stupid allegations.

I have to produce herewith the letter written by YB Chang Hong Seong, State Assemblyman for Teruntum dated 2nd December 2008 appealing on behalf of the penjaja. The letter was addressed to the Chief Minister of Pahang who was in Terengganu attending an ECER programme on the same date. I attended to YB Chang and wrote a memo to the YDP Majlis Perbandaran Kuantan (MPK) which is also produced herewith. All the documents are self-explanatory.(Please click on it to enlarge the documents)

Immediately after I had written the memo, YB Chang went to MPK to produce my memo to the relevant officer and the matter was solved.

Do I need any publicity about helping the penjaja? No, I don't!. As a Political Secretary to the MB, such matter come naturally and it needs no publicity or advertisement. Similarly I believe YB Chang was doing it as part of his duty to his constituency and not for the publicity. Whether it is by UMNO or MCA is totally irrelevant. Both are in Barisan Nasional and in this case, YB Chang is from MCA and I am from UMNO!

Clearly, pahangdaily online is all for spreading lies, concocted stories and is an idiotic posting of event. My advise to pahangdaily online. Please don't claim credit to something done by someone else. The penjaja chose the MB's Office for assistance knowing fully well PKR' s Kuantan MP is incapable of doing anything! Like the Malay saying, "Lembu punya susu, sapi punya nama".

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cyber war in Pahang begins!


Prior to March 2008 GE, Pahang was without much infrastructure insofar as ICT is concern. What was written in the blogs did not actually reach the masses. The internet connections was slow, very slow indeed. But not now. In Kuantan and in almost all of Pahang, wi fi and all the other form of connection to the internet have been improved. Thanks to all the sevice providers!

Like education, the internet media can be good and can be bad as well. Give them education, they will change the status quo. Give them internet, they will change the whole political scenario!

Transmission of information no longer via Jabatan Penerangan of yesteryears. Remember the "wayang penerangan"? Remember the Penerangan Land Rover with loudspeakers circling the kampong informing the kampong folks that there will be a film show? Remember the cowboy films shown on big screen in the kampong? Remember when we argued whether John Wayne was lefthanded or righthanded, depending on which side of the screen you watch the film?

It was during the short break that an officer from Penerangan took the microphone to say a few words on recent development in the country and the date and day when the kampong folks should begin their padi planting!

Those were the days!
There were just UMNO/Perikatan and a bit of Pas and the "tanduk lembu" party - the Sosialis Party.
It was the time when $10 means a lot and the best mode of transportation in the kampong was a Releigh bicycle. Radios are more common than black & white TV. Cathay, Odeon, Lido were the names of cinemas and where boys and girls met and finally got married. If you wear Levi's, Lee, Wrangler, Texwood or Hara, you are great! Remember Craven A, 555 and Rough Riders? Triumph, Norton and a bit of Honda and Yamaha. Mini Coopers, Austin Cambridge, Ford Anglia and Holden. Remember?

Then came the surat layang. Handwritten but later type written. Now we have blogs. We sent our boys and girls to universities and colleges, local and abroad. They no longer read the newspapers but they wake up with blogs and smses.

Let the cyber war begins!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wilayah Celcom, Budaya Celcom?

Celcom Broadband.
MUKTAMAD.
Terpantas di Wilayah Celcom.

Itu lah yang boleh kita baca dari papan iklan gergasi di persimpangan Jalan Besarah/Jalan Teluk Sisek/Jalan Tanjung Lumpur di Kuantan.

Dulu papan iklan gergasi ini telah kelihatan seperti mengangkangkan gambar Hari Keputeraan Sultan Pahang sebagaimana boleh dibaca dalam Celcom Terkangkang!

Tidak ada masalah kalau Celcom hendak buat iklan sebesar mana pun. Buat lah. Tetapi kenapa perlu dipamirkan gambar perempuan yang terkangkang? Tidak adakah gambar perempuan yang lebih sopan? Apakah budaya yang hendak dibawa oleh Celcom? Budaya terkangkang sana terkangkang sini?

Adakah ini akan menarik pelancong untuk datang ke Kuantan. Tidakkah boleh dipamirkan gambar perempuan Melayu, Cina dan India sebagai satu lambang perpaduan sesama kita?

Tidakkah ditapis dahulu gambar yang hendak dipamirkan oleh pihak yang memberi kelulusan? Atau adakah ajenda tersembunyi yang hendak dibawa oleh Celcom? Banyak persoalan yang dikemuka banyak pula persoalan lain yang timbul!

Monday, December 1, 2008

PPP to leave because of ISA?

Kayveas taking PPP out of Barisan Nasional simply because of ISA. Its a draconian law. Its supposed to be used on terrorists only. Kayveas: We will leave Barisan if ISA is not amended

I hope Kayveas read the Patriot Act of the USA which can be read in wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_PATRIOT_Act) and can be downloaded vide http://epic.org/privacy/terrorism/hr3162.html.

PPP is not a strong party within the BN and have not won a single seat in the last GE.

If PPP wants the ISA amended, please propose the amendments sought and the justification thereof. Kayveas might be a lawyer by training and at times what you read in the law books might not be the same as the one in real life.

Insofar as Pahang is concern, with or without PPP, BN can still survive, God Willing.

Friday, November 28, 2008

When Najib Becomes the PM - Part 3. Who will be the Pahang MB?

From my earlier posting of ''When Najib Becomes the PM -Part 2'', 2 comments worth a full posting in reply and herewith reproduced in full...

ZV said...

Dear DSN...
Quoted from ur post..
If at all they have any intention of becoming the next MB of Pahang come March 2009, my word of advice to Jabatan Penerangan, "don't adjust the volume or change the mic...it's the way they talk!".As u know there is already talk in bandar (kuantan) that a new MB will emerge come March 09 and your post here strengthen the rumor...perhaps the new MB comes from the very division in which the state capital sits...perhaps yea? However, the new MB, if these is one, will need tutoring on public speaking, face-to-face communication and above all improve the hell his communication skills especially in english since his only mastered foreign lingo is japanese...yes? Then again, Long aways said he is tired lah, wanna rileks lah, time to take a step down lah...Ayahanda di Pekan pun dok paster PM to change MB, maybe its about time kot? Maybe the nippon-speaking MB should be given a chance the way Long was given in 1999...kan?
Kuantan Permanent Resident

Sivaji The Boss said...
U mean Khalil's legacy!!!Porahh citt , that guy not even chew his vocals, but also blurr of idea, come on bro, opposition in Pahang much much more stronger than b4, need someone brutal dey, bravery cha and voice like fiery lion..

Changing of the MB have become the battle cry and a popular campaign strategy during the run up to the UMNO Mesyuarat Bahagian recently. “Vote me for Ketua Bahagian, I’ll be the next MB” was the tagline! All in all, there was supposed to emerge an MB from Temerloh, Lipis, Raub, Cameron Highlands and naturally Kuantan.
The MB from Temerloh, Cameron Highlands and Kuantan won the Ketua Bahagian MTB (Menang Tak Bertanding) i.e uncontested. The MB from Lipis was defeated and the MB from Raub won with a narrow margin. Surely the other MBs should be happy that the MB from Lipis was defeated. Can we just term that as a process of elimination, to make the game more fun?

Needless to say, the MB remains the one from Bentong. The one with the fiery lion's voice, speaks clearly and in fact Jabatan Penerangan had to reduce the microphone volume at times. Insofar of his mastery of the English language both written and spoken, can never be doubted. He was an English subject teacher way back in the 70s and 80s. If at all there is any credit to be given to DSN's English, he learned it from the MB from Bentong in the 70s. Well, the English of the old days! But mind you, the same English was used by DSN at the High Court of London at the Strands (argued personally) and at the Privy Council (assisting a Queens Counsel together with another very senior counsel) in England when DSN had the honour of arguing cases there when Privy Council was still part of the legal system in Malaysia. Nevertheless DSN wish to state that his spoken English is with Dongshire accent! DSN is from Kampong Dong, don't you forget! DSN must also say that he became an Advocate & Solicitor simply because he was fascinated with the subject British Constitution taught by the MB from Bentong in Form 6 at Sulaiman Secondary School in 1976.

DSN must also say that as far as he can remember, i.e since 1971 when he first knew the MB from Bentong and the whole family, the MB from Bentong had not missed his solat! Even if he had missed any he would solat qada'.

Can any of the other MBs from the other Districts match that?

Want to know about the background of the other ''MB in waiting''?

The one from Kuantan, Sivaji the Boss & ZV had given a comprehensive CV and DSN need not add any further as he forbid himself from adding salt to wounds!

The MB from Raub is of the same kampong with DSN and ''takkan nak kutuk orang kampong sendiri'' right? If at all DSN need to say anything, the MB from Raub can speak English but not sure if the English of England would understand him! The “OK Orait Thank you” type. Solatwise, can't be better off than the MB from Bentong...no way man!

The MB from Cameron? He was DSN's classmate in Mahmud Secondary School in Raub way back in 1974-75 and we stayed together in the school hostel. But when DSN was accepted to continue his Form 6 in Sulaiman Secondary School, Bentong, he was not in the list of qualifiers! His English? Would just say unpolished or in Dongshire English, ''berkarat''! Solat? Can solat but if he becomes the imam, DSN might decide to ''farakah'' i.e ''keluar barisan''! Not keluar Barisan Nasional but just ''keluar saf''!

Since the MB from Lipis was defeated, shall we spare him the praises? Nevertheless,if at all he become the MB, EXCO meetings will be for 2 days. He is the longest long winded person in the history of Pahang!

The MB from Temerloh, the fashion freak? He studied in the US but there was doubt as to whether he brought back any scroll. Read one article written by Jocelyn Tan of the Star a few years back saying that when DS Najib (please don't confuse yourself with the DSN in this blog) was on a visit to the US, DS Najib spotted him working in a furniture shop and advised him to come home to work with UMNO HQ as Setiausaha Kerja Pemuda when RTC was the Ketua. RTC subsequently went into trouble with the grago girl, remember? If he becomes the MB, his English will come with American slang! Wassup man! Yo yo! Punk & funky! Skinhead! Solat? Oh yes, surely he does cos' MB must be seen to be praying!

Oh... DSN forgets. There is also an MB from Rompin but at the moment he is a Member of Parliament! Legally it’s impossible to be an MB and surely he can wait till the 13th GE! For the moment he is content with dreaming to be reappointed as a Minister when Najib becomes the PM in March 2009.

Following the tradition of the Matthias Chang The Great, any one want to bet or a public debate? Come what may, the MB is still from Bentong in many more years to come!
And DSN will still be around blogging fearlessly!