Jumaat, 17 Mei 2013



Posted: 17 May 2013 11:15 PM PDT

'So you think this is your father's country?'

Posted: 17 May 2013 11:07 PM PDT

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Dr Shafie Abu Bakar

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Rasmi Dibuka Pada Isnin 18.5.1970 (Memoir)

Posted: 17 May 2013 04:25 PM PDT

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Philosophy Politics Economics

Zahid Hamidi's Contempt of Malaysian Voters

Posted: 17 May 2013 08:10 PM PDT

Newly appointed Home Minister and UMNO Vice-President is doing his very best to block and jeopardise any possibility of Najib's so-called "national reconciliation"

In a shocking article published in Utusan Malaysia, completely unbecoming of a Home Affairs Minister, Dato' Seri Zahid Hamidi tells Malaysians who are not happy with the outcome of the 13th General Election to migrate somewhere else with an electoral system which suits their fancies.

In the article, he said that

Jika golongan ini mahu menerima pakai list system atau single transferable vote seperti mana yang digunakan oleh negara-negara republik, sepatutnya mereka berhijrah ke negara-negara berkenaan untuk mempraktikkan kepercayaan politik mereka.

Dato' Seri Zahid gave the excuse that Malaysia has inherited the first-past-the-post system from the United Kingdom, which is also utilised in many Commonwealth states.

Malaysia mewarisi sistem politik daripada United Kingdom dan kebanyakan negara Komanwel juga menggunakan sistem first past the post yang mana parti-parti politik yang bertanding di kawasan pilihan raya memilih hanya seorang wakil bagi setiap kawasan pengundian yang mengambil kira prinsip undi majoriti mudah.

Therefore he argued that despite Pakatan Rakyat achieving 51.78% of the popular vote, our adopted system allows for a party or coalition with lower popular vote to win the elections.

Dato' Seri Zahid fails in his argument on 2 separate counts.  Firstly, while the first-past-the-post system does indeed grant disproportionate allocations of seats relative to the percentage popular vote, our electoral boundaries have been excessively corrupted over the past decades.  The gap between the constituencies with the least number of voters such as Putrajaya (15,791) and Padang Rengas (28,518) and those with the biggest population such as Kapar (144,159) and Serdang (133,139) goes to prove that our electoral system is manipulated to give the ruling Barisan Nasional an unfair advantage.  One will not find such ridiculous discrepancies between constituencies in other advanced first-past-the-post democracies such as United Kingdom or Australia.

The evidence is also clear in the fact that the average size of a constituency which Pakatan Rakyat candidates won had 77,655 voters compared to only 46,510 voters for a typical BN constituency.

Secondly, the fact that we have an imperfect electoral system in place is exactly the reason why the people are speaking up and expressing their disappointment and anger at the system.  It is the reason why hundreds of thousands of Malaysians have gathered in various cities over the past week to demand a better electoral system, be it a fairer distribution of voters in all constituencies or a thoroughly revamped proportional representation system, or a mixture of both as practiced in certain other advanced democracies.  It is the right of ordinary Malaysians to demand free and fair elections.

Dato' Seri Zahid in his article is in effect denying these Malaysians their rights for a system which will better able to reflect the wishes of the citizens of the country.  Such arrogance and contempt by the newly appointed Home Minister and the current UMNO vice-president points to the fact that UMNO-BN has no desire at all to seek "national reconciliation" post the 13th General Election.

His comments also points to the hypocrisy of the new UMNO-BN government which the Prime Minister has promised to be inclusive and "transformative".  It is the same arrogance and hypocrisy which has caused BN to lose its 2/3 majority in 2008 and the popular vote in 2013.  Such arrogance and hypocrisy will only lead to one inevitable result in the next general election, that is the rakyat will vote overwhelmingly for Pakatan Rakyat to ensure that no amount of cheating and gerrymandering will stop the tidal wave from sinking the BN party.

Paul Low's Ministerial Appointment: The Test of Najib's Success or Failure

Posted: 16 May 2013 08:15 PM PDT

The appointment of Datuk Paul Low as a Minister in Prime Minister's Department will be the barometer by which Datuk Seri Najib's new 5 year reign as the premier will be judged.

The Cabinet line up provided many disappointments such as its bloated size, the inclusion of controversial characters with questionable repute.  These disappointment will be dealt with to varying degrees by my Pakatan Rakyat colleagues.

However, Datuk Seri Najib Razak sprung his only surprise with the "bold" inclusion of Datuk Paul Low, who is the current Chairman of Transparency International, as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.

This "bold" appointment, will in fact decide the fate of Datuk Seri Najib Razak in his second term as the Prime Minister because it will determine if his administration is willing to carry out the far-reaching reforms necessary to ensure a clean, transparent and competitive administration as advocated by Transparency International.

With Datuk Paul Low, we look to seeing an uncompromising stance in the Government's fight against corruption and cronyism, to uphold the Transparency International's Integrity Pledge which Najib has himself signed.  The pledge demands that Najib's administration will "observe the principles of truth, integrity, ethical conduct and accountability, including not accepting or giving bribes or being involved in any way in corrupt practices."

More generally, the pledge requires that the government "uphold and give priority to the interests of the Rakyat as a whole" as well as "practice good governance and transparency".

While Barisan Nasional has trampled upon the above pledge before and during the General Election, with the blatant practice of vote-buying and media manipulation, the people of Malaysia still hope to see that the BN leaders have learnt their lesson after clearly losing the popular vote.

The first priority for the BN Government, with Datuk Paul Low acting as a "Transparency Minister", is to immediately declare that all Government privatisation and procurement contracts will henceforth by awarded via open and competitive tenders with all details and information made in a transparent manner.

In fact all recently concluded procurement contracts, particularly in the defence industry as well as mega-privatisation contracts such as the RM5.3 billion West Coast Expressway, the RM2.2 billion Kinrara-Damansara Expressway, the Penang Port and KTM Bhd which have not been completed or where works have yet to commence, be immediately suspended pending a new open tender exercise.

The measures carried out by Pemandu under Datuk Idris Jala to date to ensure greater transparency have also failed to gain traction with many Ministries openly defying directives to publish the outcomes and details procurement contracts.  Datuk Paul Low must hence wield the uncompromising stick to enforce discipline among the many ministries to cut back on wastages, corruption and cronyism.

At the same time, we expect the new administration to be resolute in carrying out effective investigations against those who are corrupt, regardless of the position these powerful may hold in the Government.  For a start, the new Cabinet must immediately rebuke the Sarawak Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud for his outright refusal to cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) because the latter is "naughty".  The failure to even admonish such behaviour will erase all "positive" perceptions arising from Datuk Paul Low's appointment.

Most importantly, beyond the expected minimum of just acting against corrupt and opaque practices, we look to Datuk Paul Low to raise the bar of transparency in the Malaysian government by requiring that all Ministers and Deputy Ministers publicly declare their assets as had been done in both Penang and Selangor state governments.  The asset declaration is a critical element to regain public trust of the administration which has been riddled with corruption and abuse of power, contributing to a continuous decline of Malaysia's rankings in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.

Pakatan Rakyat will provide the fullest support to Datuk Paul Low to implement all necessary measures to ensure a clean, transparent and competitive government.  In fact Datuk Paul Low can afford to be the "bad cop" in the Najib administration because he will owe no political allegiance to any person or party.

However, we hope that the Najib administration isn't just trying to have Datuk Paul Low's impeccable credentials rub off on the former, without real and tangible reforms enforced.  Without such measures by the Prime Minister, Datuk Paul Low will only become a lame duck Minsiter, and his reputation severely tarnished.

The eyes and hopes of all Malaysians will be on the performance of Datuk Paul Low to check the rampant corruption in government.  We will not want to be disappointed.

Selangor Win: Clear Endorsement for Pakatan Rakyat

Posted: 06 May 2013 08:04 PM PDT

Pakatan Rakyat's overwhelming win in Selangor proves the people's ringing endorsement of our 5 year term in power

Datuk Seri Najib Razak had made the capture of Selangor state his prime objective in the 13th General Elections (GE).  In fact, he made the infamous clarion call last year to "take Selangor back at all cost" and even appointed himself as the Director of Elections for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the state, the first time a sitting Prime Minister is appointed to lead a state election machinery.

Despite the massive onslaught by BN, the outcome of the 13th GE in Selangor has proven Najib's utter and complete failure in making any in roads in the state.  Not only did Najib not manage to recapture Selangor, BN lost additional 8 seats, allowing Pakatan Rakyat to capture 44 seats and leaving BN with only 12.

If not for the self-inflicted damage of a 3-corner fight between PAS and PKR in Kota Damansara, as well as another involving PSM and PKR in Semenyih, Pakatan Rakyat would have comfortably captured an additional 2 state seats, leaving BN with only 10.  In both these seats, the combined PKR-PAS and PKR-PSM votes overwhelm the votes obtained by BN by 5,783 and 1,423 votes respectively.

The resounding victory by Pakatan Rakyat is a ringing endorsement by the people of Selangor to our 5 years' in power since 2008 where the state government has rolled out massive amounts of people-centric programmes via "Merakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor" as well as proving our competence in a clean and transparent state administration.

Strong increase in Malay support

What is the sweetest bit of our victory in Selangor is the massive increase in Malay support for the coalition, which has allowed us to significantly increase our seats in the semi-rural belt of Selangor.  PAS has successfully captured the Malay majority seats (% Malays in brackets) of Sabak (79%), Morib (59%), Paya Jeras (57%), Dusun Tua (53%), Tj Sepat (52%) and Taman Templar (51%).  This achievement was inspite of the relentless attacks by UMNO over the issues of race, religion and royalty on Pakatan Rakyat in the Malay heartlands.

DAP received multi-racial support

Similarly, for DAP, it would not have been possible for us to capture the seats we lost in 2008, Kuala Kubu Baru and Sg Pelek without increased support from both the Malays and Indians.  In these 2 seats, the Malay and Indian population comprises of 33% and 21%, 45% and 21% respectively.  The increased in support from the Malay and Indian community has allowed DAP to win both seats with majorities of 1,702 (2008: -448) and 1,972 (2008: -1,572) respectively.

Even in Telok Datuk, where Malays and Indians form 29% and 20% respectively, where DAP candidate won by only a marginal 698 votes, we have successfully increased our majority to 5,391 votes marking a significant increase in both Malay and Indian support.

Large increase in popular support for Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor

In terms of popular support, Pakatan Rakyat Selangor enjoyed a 4% increase in popular votes from 55.4% in 2008 to 59.4% in 2013 confirming that we have won over our doubters in 2008 with our policies and administration.  This result also cements permanence of Pakatan Rakyat Selangor as a highly credible political coalition, and not a "one-hit-wonder".

Selangorians are discerning

The only blot in Pakatan Rakyat's Selangor results was the loss of Bukit Melawati by 806 votes, reversing the 297 votes win in 2008 by PKR.  Under such marginal circumstances, the coalition's past performance in the constituency may have affected the outcome of the vote.

However, this outcome and the narrow losses in several other state and parliamentary seats in Selangor proves that continued clean and transparent policies, and their effective implementation will enable us to win even more seats in the future.


The thumping endorsement from the rakyat for the Pakatan Rakyat state government is a clear cut thumbing of the nose at Datuk Seri Najib Razak's leadership of the country and the state.  It is also a rejection by the people of Selangor of all races and religion, of BN's divisive politics of race, religion and royalty.

While Pakatan Rakyat campaigned on a platform based on our track record and our administrative credentials in contrast to BN, BN's only target of attack was the attempt to sow discord between races and religions.

The contrast in campaign messages and styles can be perfectly encapsulated by the victory of a moderate Khalid Samad of PAS thrashing BN's Zulkifli Nordin, Perkasa Vice-President who is universally condemned as a racist and bigot.  In fact, we believed that Zulkifli's candidature has played a crucial role in ensuring Pakatan Rakyat's victories in Selangor with much larger majorities.

The challenge for Pakatan Rakyat Selangor in the coming 5 years will be to enable Malaysians outside of Selangor, especially in BN bastions to recognise our achievements and to realise that a vote for Pakatan Rakyat will be a step forward for them, and for their children in the next General Election.

念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang

念群与沙登人民同在 | Nie Ching for Serdang

Lack of women Ministers in Najib‘s Cabinet a huge disappointment

Posted: 16 May 2013 10:19 PM PDT

I am very disappointed that women are again under-represented in Datuk Seri Najib Razak's new Cabinet lineup.

Out of 35 ministerial posts, only 2 are held by women. While the number of women Ministers remain the same with the previous Cabinet, the percentage of women Ministers has dropped from 6.45% (2 out of 31 ministerial posts) to 5.7%.

The empowerment of women is a universal trend, and in fact, BN had campaigned for women's rights, vowing to achieve at least 30% women representation and participation in Parliament and all important decision-making processes.

Not only that, while Najib has promised to raise the women's employment rate to 55% by 2015, the women's employment rate in this country has remained almost the same for the past 15 years and we see no signs that Datuk Seri Najib has done anything proactive to improve the situation.

By having a new Women's Development Minister, I hope that our government will seriously look into the empowerment of women and not just pay lip service to women's rights an issues in this country.



Lim Guan Eng

Lim Guan Eng

Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar Must Disprove Negative Public Perception That He Is Politicising The Police Force For BN By Now Focusing On Arresting Criminals And Not PR Leaders.(en/bm/cn)

Posted: 17 May 2013 12:48 AM PDT

Press Statement By Penang Chief Minister and DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 17.5 2013

New Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar vows to return the streets to the people while making public safety and security his top priority will be tested not be mere words but by factual success in reducing increasing crime in the country. Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar also faces an additional challenge to disprove negative public perception that he is politicising the police force for BN by now focusing on arresting criminals and not PR leaders

Public safety was a general election issue with the people expressing concern over rising cases of snatch thefts, wayside robberies and shootings despite claims that the crime index dipped 7.6% in 2012, with 153,811 cases recorded compared with 166,295 in 2011, a drop of 12,484 cases. With many victims from crimes no one believed the claims by the police or Home Minister Datuk Hishamudin Tun Hussein Onn of a decrease of 27% in the crime rate from 2009 to 2012, compared with a 33% increase between 2004 and 2008.

Unless Tan Sri Khalid shows results of his success in capturing criminals than dealing with political enemies of BN, Tan Sri Khalid may be an even worse IGP than his predecessor. I have a bad personal experience with Tan Sri Khalid, who attacked me publicly when he was Selangor Chief Police Officer for refusing to co-operate with the police for not wanting to record my police statement, even though I had had already done so. Even though Tan Sri Khalid admitted later he made a mistake, neither did he apologise nor withdraw his attack against me.

I hope Tan Sri Khalid will act more humbly in interacting with and listening to the public. After all we all make mistakes but what is more important is how we learn and deal with the mistakes made.

The Penang state government and DAP is willing to co-operate with the police to fight crime as this is too important an issue to be politicised. DAP proposes a 3-prong approach namely,
1. increasing police personnel patrolling the streets by 100%,
2. encourage community policing through voluntary patrols in their community by local residents such as Penang's Pasukan Peronda Sukarela(PPS); and
3. commitment to instal street lights and CCTVs, especially in crime hotspots to discourage and identify crime.

Let us make Malaysian streets, workplace, shops, recreation places, schools and homes safe for our women and children

Lim Guan Eng

—-BM version—
Kenyataan Media oleh Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang merangkap Setiausaha Agung DAP, Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 17 Mei 2013.

Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar mesti membuang persepsi negatif masyarakat bahawa beliau mempolitikkan pasukan Polis demi BN dengan memberi tumpuan kepada membanteras jenayah dan bukan pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat.

Ketua Polis Negara yang baru, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar telah berikrar untuk menjadikan keselamatan rakyat sebagai keutamaan demi mengembalikan persekitaran yang baik untuk orang ramai. Ikrar tersebut pastinya akan diuji supaya tidak menjadi janji mulut semata-mata tetapi mesti dibuktikan dengan kejayaan menurunkan kadar jenayah di dalam negara. Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar juga berdepan cabaran untuk membuang persepsi negatif masyarakat bahawa beliau mempolitikkan pasukan Polis demi BN dengan memberi tumpuan kepada membanteras jenayah dan bukan pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat.

Keselamatan awam adalah isu pilihan raya umum yang menyaksikan rakyat meluahkan kebimbangan mereka berikutan peningkatan kes ragut, rompakan tepi jalan dan kes tembak menembak meski pun ada dakwaan bahawa indeks jenayah telah menurun sebanyak 7.6% dalam tahun 2012, dengan 153,811 kes direkodkan berbanding 166.295 kes pada tahun 2011; penurunan sebanyak 12,484 kes. Dengan begitu banyak mangsa jenayah, tidak ada sesiapa pun yang mempercayai dakwaan pihak polis atau bekas Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Hishammuddin Tun Hussein bahawa terdapat penurunan sebanyak 27% dalam kadar jenayah dari tahun 2009 sehingga 2012, jika dibanding dengan peningkatan sebanyak 33% di antara tahun 2004 sehingga 2008.

Tan Sri Khalid boleh menjadi Ketua Polis Negara yang lebih teruk daripada pendahulunya, kecuali jika beliau boleh menunjukkan kejayaannya membanteras penjenayah dan bukan menguruskan musuh politik BN. Saya mempunyai pengalaman buruk dengan Tan Sri Khalid, sewaktu beliau menyerang saya secara terbuka ketika menjadi Ketua Polis Selangor kononnya kerana saya enggan bekerjasama dengan pihak polis yang mahu mengambil kenyataan saya, sungguhpun saya sudah berbuat demikian. Sungguh beliau kemudiannya mengakui kesalahannya, beliau tidak pun meminta maaf atau menarik balik serangannya terhadap saya.

Saya harap Tan Sri Khalid akan bertindak secara lebih merendah diri apabila berinteraksi dan mendengar keluhan masyarakat umum. Kita semua pernah melakukan kesilapan namun apa yang penting ialah bagaimana kita belajar dan menguruskan kesilapan yang telah dilakukan.

Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang dan parti DAP bersedia untuk bekerjasama dengan pihak polis untuk membanteras jenayah kerana ini adalah isu yang terlalu penting untuk dipolitikkan. DAP menyarankan pendekatan tiga cabang iaitu,
1. Menambahkan bilangan anggota peronda di jalanraya sebanyak 100%,
2. Menggalakkan pempolisan komuniti memalui rondaan sukarela di dalam kejiranan oleh penduduk setempat seperti Pasukan Peronda Sukarela di Pulau Pinang, dan
3. Komitmen untuk memasang lampu jalan serta kamera litar tertutup (CCTV), terutamanya di kawasan panas bagi menghalang dan mengenalpasti jenayah.

Marilah kita menjadikan jalanraya, tempat kerja, kedai, pusat rekreasi, sekolah, dan perumahan di Malaysia selamat untuk semua, terutamanya wanita dan kanak-kanak.

Lim Guan Eng

—-Mandarin Version —




公共安全是大选议题,人们对于增加的罪案率包括掠夺案、路边抢劫案及枪击案表示关注,尽管2012年的罪案率已经减少7.6%至153,811宗, 比起2011年166,295宗案件少了12,484宗案件。罪案受害者那么多,没有人会相信警方或内政部长拿督希山慕丁指罪案率在2009年到2012年下跌27%,2004至2008年期间罪案率为33%。




1. 将在街道巡逻的警力,增加100%,

2. 透过当地的志愿巡逻员,鼓励社区巡逻,就如槟州的志愿巡逻队(PPS)般,及

3. 承诺安装更多路灯及闭路电视,特别是在罪案黑区,以防止罪案的发生,并确认罪案。



Teng Chang Khim And Ean Yong Hian Wah Are Confirmed Two Of The DAP Selangor State EXCOs With The Rest Pending Announcement After Discussions With PR Selangor Component Parties.(en/bm/cn)

Posted: 16 May 2013 11:56 PM PDT

Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 17.5 2013

DAP ADUN Sungai Pinang Teng Chang Khim and Seri Kembangan ADUN Ean Yong Hian Wah are confirmed two of the DAP Selangor State EXCOs with the rest pending announcement after discussions with PR Selangor component parties.

Teng has requested that he be allowed to switch from the Speaker's post to State EXCO and I have acceded to his request. Ean Yong will be retained as Selangor state EXCO for a second term.

I have also tasked DAP Selangor Chair and MP for Seputih Teresa Kok, DAP Selangor Deputy Chairman Tony Pua and Teng to handle discussions on government positions in Selangor on behalf of the party. No announcements will be made until the discussions are finalised.

Lim Guan Eng

—–BM version —-
Kenyataan Medi oleh Setiausaha Agung DAP merangkap Ahli Parlimen Bagan, Lim Guan Eng di Kuala Lumpur pada 17 Mei 2013.

Teng Chang Khim dan Ean Yong Hian Wah sah menjadi dua ECXO Kerajaan Negeri Selangor daripada DAP, dengan yang lainnya bakal diumumkan selepas perbincangan bersama parti komponen Pakatan Rakyat Selangor.

ADUN DAP Sungai Pinang, Teng Chang Khim dan ADUN DAP Seri Kembangan Ean Yong Hian Wah sah menjadi dua ECXO Kerajaan Negeri Selangor daripada DAP, dengan yang lainnya bakal diumumkan selepas perbincangan bersama parti komponen Pakatan Rakyat Selangor.

Teng telah memohon supaya dibenarkan untuk bertukar daripada jawatan Speaker menjadi EXCO Kerajaan Negeri dan saya telah bersetuju dengan permintaan tersebut. Ean Yong akan dikekalkan sebagai EXCO Kerajaan Negeri Selangor untuk penggal kedua.

Saya juga telah meminta Pengerusi DAP Selangor merangkap Ahli Parlimen Seputeh, Teresa Kok dan Teng untuk menguruskan perbincangan bagi jawatan kerajaan di Selangor bagi pihak parti. Tidak ada pengumuman akan dibuat sehingga perbincangan tersebut mencapai kata putus.


—-Mandarin Version—







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Comment on Beware of people posing as TNB workers or contractors by Anthony Ho

Posted: 17 May 2013 09:11 AM PDT

Similar modus operandi in Ipoh. Happened to me personally, a man n a woman approach my home n ask to inspect meter in order to update latest date n they had my address printed on a piece of paper utilising SAP logo. I was suspicious n asked for ID which they cannot produce,company name which they could not answer n I took that sheet of paper n called TNB to verify which TNB denied. They left eventually but I made a call to police station to check their car registration number n told them that these might be robbers in disguise n hope other dont become a victim. That was 2 weeks back,

Comment on PM Najib’s new Cabinet after PRU 13 by EJ

Posted: 17 May 2013 02:40 AM PDT

fong section 2 wangsa maju
im a malay.. a true malay- muslim wont turn their back to a good citizen either chinese or indian or watever races in our country (u might 1 of them =)).i think most of malaysian still believing living in harmony towards each other are the best to our multiracial nation no matter BN or pakatan.just a few did not and they have spread the hates.. virus.. or watever its called.lets play our parts individually for a better nation.

ex MP-wangsa maju..
hope u can continue to contribute ur energy & brains to the community in wangsa maju particularly n malaysia generally…

peace too

Comment on PM Najib’s new Cabinet after PRU 13 by Dimo

Posted: 16 May 2013 11:02 PM PDT

YB, im rooting for u on minister of transport. MCA should just give d slot to u instead. Love ur work, spirit, n passion..

Comment on PM Najib’s new Cabinet after PRU 13 by Ghani

Posted: 16 May 2013 07:41 PM PDT

You are still our YB as you have contributed so much to our nation. You don’t play politics. You kept us informed when there was water disruption. You have done your work as MP. You have helped the staffs in MAS. I am sure that Najib will soon realize that he needs people like you. Take care YB.

Comment on PM Najib’s new Cabinet after PRU 13 by MAS tipu

Posted: 16 May 2013 03:30 PM PDT

Agree with Kunang Kunang..MAS has become worse than AirAsia..be careful when you make booking online..the price can change substantially just before you confirm your booking..of course there is a warning to say price have change..but is that ethical..sad to see they have gone lower than AA..if only you are the MoT..position still available though..

Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim

Hipotesis AS-PKR Ruhanie tak cukup akademik

Posted: 17 May 2013 04:04 AM PDT


Saya ingin merujuk kepada satu laporan media mengenai kenyataan Datuk Ruhanie Ahmad, penulis blog sosio-politik Kuda Kepang dan calon doktor falsafah (PhD) dalam bidang geopolitik dan kajian keselamatan di Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Dalam satu pembentangan di sebuah forum anjuran Pusat Kajian Demokrasi dan Pilihan Raya Universiti Malaya (Umcedel) pada 16 Mei yang lalu, Datuk Ruhanie Ahmad melemparkan persoalan apakah Pakatan Rakyat, atau PKR lebih tepat, “menjadi ejen pertukaran rejim bagi menguntungkan Amerika Syarikat”.

NONETerdapat dua kekaburan pada dakwaan, pertanyaan atau hipotesis di atas. Kekaburan pertama melibatkan kerangka kajian Ruhanie (kiri).

Setiap kajian akademik perlu didatangkan bukti nyata iaitu hasil penelitian yang mendalam dan panjang.

Sebagai ahli akademik, saya tidak berminat dengan dakwaan-dakwaan berasaskan teori konspirasi.

Dalam sesi soal jawab forum tersebut, saya telah bertanya apakahframework atau metodologi akademik yang beliau gunakan untuk mencapai kesimpulan tersebut.

Ini penting kerana Ruhanie membuka pembentangan beliau dengan penegasan yang beliau bukan lagi ahli politik tetapi bakal menamatkan pengajian PhD beliau dalam bidang kajian keselamatan.

Ini memberi isyarat bahawa pembentangan beliau adalah pembentangan akademik dan dapatan beliau adalah dapatan akademik.

Kerangka ilmiah apa?

Namun demikian, Ruhanie tidak dapat menjawab komponen paling penting dalam satu pembentangan atau kajian akademik iaitu apakah kerangka ilmiah beliau.

Kekaburan kedua ialah, sebahagian besar hipotesis tersebut adalah bersandarkan tulisan Tony Cartalucci berjudul “Malaysia: Failure of US to Subvert the Elections and Install a ‘Proxy Regime’: US ‘Pivot’ Toward Asia Trips in Malaysia.

Adalah penting dalam sebuah kajian akademik yang berwibawa untuk mendatangkan penyangkalan pihak yang dituduh.

Ini kerana sesebuah kajian akademik bukanlah tulisan di blog atau tulisan popular di media. Kajian akademik meraikan dapatan dari dua pihak yang berseberangan.

NONEDalam hal ini, tulisan Tony Cartalucci bagi pihak Global Research, bertarikh 9 Mei lalu perlu ditekuni. Badan Global Research: Centre for Research on Globalization diasaskan oleh Profesor Michel Chossudovsky.

Beliau salah seorang penandatangan Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War dalam tahun 2005, yang diinisiatif oleh bekas Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (atas).

Hubungan akrab mereka berdua ini juga diterjemahkan menerusipelancaran sebuah buku Chossudovsky oleh Tun Dr Mahathir sendiri. Ia dilakukan di Taman Tasik Perdana.

Dua insiden ini tentu sahaja mencairkan hujah Datuk Ruhanie Ahmad, kerana terdapatnya sentimen politik melampaui garis rasional akademik.

Kajian sendeng, berat sebelah

Ia juga menambah elemen konspirasi yang bukan merupakan satu sandaran yang baik dalam tulisan akademik.

Selain itu, Tony Cartalucci yang menulis bagi pihak Global Research ialah seorang pengarang yang terkenal dengan teori-teori konspirasi yang tidak dapat dibuktikan.

Salah satu dakwaan beliau yang menjadi jenaka dalam kalangan sarjana international relation adalah apabila beliau mengaitkanpengganas Sulu yang menceroboh Lahad Datu, Sabah pada Mac 2013 lepas sebagai sebahagian dari Free Syrian Army dan merupakan proksi Amerika Syarikat dan Arab Saudi.

NONEUsaha mengaitkan pencerobohan salah satu keluarga Kiram tersebut dengan gerakan salafisme di Timur Tengah menimbulkan tanda tanya kerana terdapatnya kelompongan atau missing link.

Sesebuah tulisan atau pembentangan akademik yang berkredibiliti haruslah dipasak oleh kerangka ilmiah yang sesuai, relevan dan munasabah.

Kajian akademik juga harus tidak bersikap berat sebelah dan sendeng. Lebih penting, teori konspirasi tidak ada tempat signifikan dalam kajian akademik.

Sesebuah kenyataan akademik harus disandar dan dirujuk kepada dapatan kajian yang berwibawa dan telah diperiksa secukupnya.

Oleh kerana itu saya berpandangan kenyataan Ruhanie dalam forum anjuran UMCEDEL semalam tidak akademik, dan bersifat sensasi.


Najib, BN fight for political survival: Nik Nazmi charged in bid to stop Black505 rallies

Posted: 17 May 2013 03:16 AM PDT


In a bid to suppress massive public support for the Black505 rallies kicked off by Anwar Ibrahim, it looks like Prime Minister Najib Razak has reverted to scare tactics and draconian measures just days after unveiling a new “transformational” Cabinet and promised to practise “the best democracy”.

Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, the PKR state assemblyman for Seri Setia, was charged in the Petaling Jaya Sessions court on Friday morning over the recently-held Kelana Jaya rally to protest fraud and irregularities in the May 5 general election.

According to his lawyer Eric Paulsen, Nik was charged under the Peaceful Assembly Act for allegedly failing to give 10 days notice to the police before the Suara Rakyat Suara Keramat or Black505 rally was held on May 8.

“The charge is an abuse of process and against public policy. The prosecution is done in bad faith, selective and politically-motivated. We will be filing an application to set aside the charge and to declare Section 9 of PAAA as unconstitutional and therefore null and void,” Eric told Malaysia Chronicle.

Landmark rally: Don’t concede defeat – Gen Y

Anwar, the Opposition Leader who had refused to concede defeat, had launched the rally to protest the electoral victory that he claims was stolen from his Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

The landmark gathering at the Kelana Jaya stadium had drawn more than 150,000 people from all walks of life, mostly young Malaysians in their 20s and 30s who came despite the short notice. Concerned about the fraud allegations, many urged Anwar not to give up or concede defeat.

“I pleaded not guilty,” Nik Nazmi tweeted out shortly after he was charged.

“Kinda like a police state right? Rule by fear, intimidation and favours," his PKR collegue Nurul Izzah, the Lembah Pantai MP, said on her Twitter.

Nurul, Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen and DAP’s Ronnie Liu had gone to the court to show solidarity for Nik Nazmi, who is also the PKR communications chief.

“Eerie looking @ the numerous policemen, special branch officers &fru s on standby for @niknazmi s case. Reminiscent of 1998. PJ,” tweeted Nurul.

Najib fights for political survival

Apart from the landmark Kelana Jaya rally, Pakatan has held mega-rallies in Penang, Ipoh, Kuantan and Johor. Tonight, Anwar and team will be in Seremban and next week in Kedah (Tuesday, May 21), Terengganu (Thursday, May 23), Malacca (Friday, May 24).

So far, not less than 500,000 people have come to see the Pakatan leaders talk about GE13 fraud. The unprecedented public support may indeed be w

‘BN confirming their guilt’

The latest high-handed police action is also unlikely to deter the Pakatan from carrying on with their wildly-successive ‘roadshows’. Neither is it likely to stop the people, who braved the rain to see their ‘heroes’, from coming to the future rallies.

“It will only create greater public disgust and unhappiness with Najib Razak. Already the people feel he is not a legitimate prime minister and BN not a legitimate government because of the electoral cheating which many experienced first-hand for themselves, such as the indelible ink which washed out in less than an hour,” PKR MP for Batu Tian Chua told Malaysia Chronicle.

“By using the police and under-handed tactics to the Black505 rallies, BN is only confirming their own guilt making things worse for themselves.”

Crackdown on organizers

Police have also hauled up the alleged organisers for Wednesday’s Black505 rally held in front of the PKR’s office in Taman Puteri Wangsa, Johor.

PKR state secretary Abdul Shukor bin Ayob and state work secretary Yuneswaran A/L Ramaraj were called up for alleged involvement in the gathering which drew a crowd of more than 60,000.

“The move to interview them over the event is an intimidation of those seeking to exercise their right to assemble in a peaceful manner,” PKR’s communications bureau had said in a statement issued on Thursday.

According to PKR officials, Nik Nazmi was charged under Section 9(1) of Peaceful Assembly Act and faces a fine of up to RM10,000 if found guilty. Lawyer Eric Paulsen is representing the 32-year-old assemblyman.

hy Prime Minister Najib Razak is moving to mow down the Pakatan’s momentum.

The 59-year-old PM, whose announcement of a new Cabinet just days ago was brushed aside by an indifferent public, seems to be in a quandry as to how to quell the uprising of popular support for his political rivals.

The Pakatan has identified 27 seats in the federal Parliament that they claim were won “dubiously”. They want a review and re-election in these seats.

But fighting for his own political survival, Najib is unlikely to agree. Most analysts expect him to use a combination of delaying and scare tactics to defuse the situation.


Kes Ganjil Perak dan Negeri Sembilan: Persekongkolan SPR dan Kecacatan sistem PRU

Posted: 17 May 2013 03:06 AM PDT


Pelaksanaan Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU-13) yang dicemari oleh pelbagai penipuan dan kontroversi mengakibatkan kebebasan dan keadilan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) dipersoal oleh para pengundi dan rakyat Malaysia. Ia juga mendedahkan sektor awam yang diperkudakan oleh kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) selama setengah abad merentasi sempadan antara negara dan antara parti politik. Bersama kerjasama SPR sewaktu PRU-13 ini, BN berjaya mengekalkan kuasa mentadbir walaupun kadar sokongan BN dalam keputusan PRU-13 telah jatuh kepada kurang daripada separuh.

Pengerusi BN Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak menyalahkan keputusan PRU-13 kepada "tsunami Cina". BN mendakwa walaupun mereka gagal meraih sokongan etnik Cina, BN sebenarnya meraih sokongan daripada kumpulan etnik yang lain. Dalam dunia politik BN selama setengah abad ini, rejim pemerintah telah bergabung dengan sektor awam sambil mempromosi ideologi politik BN melalui media-media arus perdana bahawa erti BN adalah persamaan dengan maksud sebuah negara atau nasional dan bukannya sebuah parti politik semata-mata. Begitu juga, BN turut memanipulasi sektor awam seperti Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN) dan SPR untuk melaksanakan pelbagai tipu helah dalam pilihan raya di samping menimbulkan konstroversi insiden-insiden keganasan politik.

Badan pemikir Kajian Politik untuk Perubahan (KPRU) mendapati bahawa BN mendakwa mereka telah meraih sokongan daripada etnik lain selain daripada etnik Cina, lantas, ini mengakibatkan rejim BN mengekalkan status politik mereka dalam PRU ini. Namun begitu, kadar sokongan dan jumlah kerusi di negeri Perak dan Negeri Sembilan tidak selari jika ianya dibandingkan dengan negeri-negeri yang lain. Secara amnya, pertumbuhan kadar sokongan akan membawa peningkatan jumlah kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN). Namun keadaan tersebut tidak dilihat dalam PRU-13 ini.

Sebagai contoh negeri Perlis (Sila lihat Jadual 1) melihatkan Pakatan Rakyat (PAKATAN) hanya meraih satu kerusi DUN di Perlis menjelang PRU-12 pada tahun 2008, di mana kadar sokongan menyumbang sebanyak 39.9 peratus. Manakala, dalam PRU-13 ini, PAKATAN meraih dua kerusi DUN, lantas kadar sokongan adalah selari dengan jumlah kerusi DUN kerana sokongan melonjak sebanyak 44.3 peratus.  Sebaliknya, kadar sokongan kepada BN menurun sebanyak 4.8 peratus daripada 60.1 peratus tahun 2008 kepada 55.4 peratus pada tahun 2013. Ini melihatkan kadar sokongan selari dengan penurunan jumlah kerusi DUN. Namun, dengan anehnya, negeri Perak dan Negeri Sembilan mengalami satu fenomena yang berbeza daripada negeri-negeri lain; iaitu PAKATAN mengalami peningkatan kadar sokongan tetapi jumlah kerusi DUN telah dikurangkan dalam negeri-negeri tersebut.

Kadar undi meningkat tapi jumlah kerusi menurun?


Jadual 1?Kadar pengundian dan Jumlah kerusi antara PAKATAN dan BN





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Nota: Calon parti STAR yang memenangi kerusi DUN di Sabah pada PRU-13 dan calon bebas yang memenangi kerusi DUN di Kedah dan Pahang pada PRU-12 digolongkan bersama jumlah kerusi BN.

Sumber: laman web SPR dan akhbar bahasa Cina.


Rajah 1: Penurunan Kerusi DUN dibandingkan dengan Peningkatan Kadar Sokongan PAKATAN di Negeri Sembilan

 Negeri sembilan



PAKATAN memenangi sejumlah 15 kerusi DUN di Negeri Sembilan (Rajah 1) menjelang PRU-12 tahun 2008. Kadar sokongan kepada PAKATAN pada PRU-12 adalah sebanyak 45.1 peratus. Pada PRU-13 baru-baru ini, PAKATAN hanya memenangi 14 kerusi DUN di Negeri Sembilan, namun begitu, kadar sokongan telah meningkat kepada 47.3 peratus. Sebaliknya, BN memenangi sejumlah 21 kerusi DUN di Negeri Sembilan pada PRU-13 dan kadar sokongan kepada BN adalah sebanyak 54.7 peratus. Walaupun dengan kemenangan tambahan 1 kerusi pada PRU-13, kadar sokongan kepada BN sebenarnya menurun daripada 54.7 peratus kepada 51 peratus, iaitu penurunan sebanyak 3.7 peratus. Di samping itu, Perak juga mengalami keadaan yang sama dengan Negeri Sembilan; iaitu kadar sokongan yang tidak selari dengan jumlah kerusi yang dimenangi.


Rajah 2: Penurunan Kerusi DUN dibandingkan dengan Peningkatan Kadar Sokongan PAKATAN di Perak



PAKATAN memenangi sejumlah 33 kerusi negeri di Perak pada PRU-12 tahun 2008 (Rajah 2), dengan kadar sokongan mencapai 53.3 peratus. Lantas, PAKATAN berjaya merampas rejim kerajaan negeri Perak dari BN. Walau bagaimanapun, pada tahun 2013, PAKATAN hanya memenangi 28 kerusi negeri di Perak, iaitu penurunan sebanyak 5 kerusi negeri. Akan tetapi pada masa yang sama, kadar sokongan kepada PAKATAN telah meningkat kepada 54.7 peratus.

Sebaliknya, BN memenangi 26 kerusi DUN Perak pada tahun 2008, dengan kadar undi sebanyak 46.5 peratus. Ini melihatkan BN memenangi sejumlah 31 kerusi DUN dengan peningkatan sebanyak 5 kerusi pada PRU-13 ini. Akan tetapi pada realitinya, kadar undi BN dilihat menurun daripada 46.5 peratus kepada 44.9 peratus. Walaupun kadar sokongan adalah petunjuk sebagai hala tuju sokongan rakyat terhadap sesebuah parti politik, akan tetapi penurunan kadar undi ini telah memberikan BN kemenangan kuasa politik di Perak dalam PRU-13!

PAKATAN mengambil alih kerajaan negeri Perak daripada cengkaman BN pada tahun 2008 dengan kemenangan sebanyak 33 kerusi DUN. Namun begitu, BN menggunakan cara licik dan tidak beretika untuk merampas kembali kuasa pentadbiran kerajaan negeri PAKATAN di Perak dengan menyebabkan 4 anggota Ahli DUN PAKATAN keluar daripada PAKATAN dan memberi sokongan kepada BN. Insiden ini telah menidakkan Perlembangaan Persekutuan dan mengabaikan prinsip demokrasi rakyat memilih PAKATAN sebagai kerajaan negeri dan pelantikan Menteri Besar oleh PAKATAN.

Mahkamah Persekutuan kemudiannya memberi pengiktirafan kepada keputusan Sultan negeri Perak yang mengabaikan Perlembangan Persekutuan dan membawa kepada punca PAKATAN kehilangan kuasa politik di Perak selepas 11 bulan mentadbir.


PRU13 'ibu segala penipuan'

Insiden rampasan kuasa pentadbiran kerajaan negeri di Perak adalah satu contoh baik menunjukkan usaha BN menghalang PAKATAN mengambil alih kuasa pentadbiran daripada tangan BN kerana ianya melihatkan BN sebagai sebuah parti politik yang sanggup memperkudakan kuasa sektor awam dan insititusi raja yang sepatutnya menegakkan prinsip keadilan dan kesaksamaan demi kepentingan politik tersendiri. Menjelang PRU-13 ini, ianya dapat dilihat bahawa kadar sokongan dan jumlah kerusi DUN yang diraih oleh PAKATAN adalah tidak selari di samping ianya turut mendedahkan kewujudan penipuan dalam pilihan raya yang membawa kesan negatif kepada ketelusan pelaksanaan PRU-13.

Pada PRU-13 ini, BN berjaya mengekalkan status politik mereka akan tetapi kejayaan tersebut diselitkan dengan kemenangan yang tipis iaitu hanya kemenangan 133 kerusi Parlimen daripada 222 kerusi Parlimen. Berbanding dengan PRU 2008, BN kali ini mengalami kehilangan sebanyak 7 kerusi Parlimen dan 31 kerusi DUN di seluruh negara. Kadar sokongan BN daripada 51.4 peratus juga menurun kepada 47.7 peratus.  Sebaliknya, kadar undi PAKATAN meningkat daripada 47.6 peratus pada tahun 2008 kepada 50.9 peratus pada tahun 2013. Lantas, ianya dapat dilihat bahawa PAKATAN berjaya meraih lebih dari separuh sokongan para pengundi. Namun, PAKATAN masih gagal untuk mengambil alih kuasa pentadbiran kerajaan pusat. Ini berpunca daripada SPR yang memainkan peranan bersekongkol dengan rejim pemerintah,  dan melaksanakan sistem pilihan raya yang tidak adil.

Kontroversi-kontroversi lain PRU-13 termasuklah dakwat kekal yang didakwa senang dicuci, pekerja asing yang disyaki turut mengundi, dakwaan SPR menandatangani borang 14 sebelum kiraan undi atau tidak memberikan salinan borang 14 selepas kiraan undi, insiden-insiden keganasan politik, dan Kelab Kebajikan Pulau Pinang 1Malaysia pro-BN yang didakwa memberikan sogokan wang tunai kepada para penduduk kawasan DUN Air Putih, iaitu kawasan yang dimenangi oleh Lim Guan Eng pada tahun 2008.

Pelbagai insiden di atas menunjukkan SPR bersifat berat sebelah dan  ini bersama faktor-faktor yang telah dinyatakan membawa BN kepada pentadbiran berterusan selama 56 tahun sambil menikmati keistimewaan-keistimewaan politik. Pada masa yang sama, BN menggunakan tipu helah tidak beretika untuk memastikan pentas persaingan antara PAKATAN dan BN tidak adil mahupun sama rata. Keadaan ini, sekali dengan sistem first-past-the-post yang mnguntungkan rejim pemerintah, akhirnya membawa kepada keputusan PRU yang tidak munsabah aneh iaitu peningkatan dalam kadar sokongan dan undian kepada PAKATAN, pada masa yang sama, jumlah kerusi DUN dikurangkan.

KPRU mempercayai bahawa jika masalah struktur melibatkan sektor awam, terutamanya SPR yang terus menuruti pucuk pimpinan BN, maka impian rakyat bagi perubahan rejim atau pertukaran kerajaan tidak akan tercapai. SPR telah mengabaikan dakwaan-dakwaan penipuan dalam pilihan raya dengan kerap. Dakwaan-dakwaan yang telah diabaikan termasuklah pendaftaran undian yang mencurigakan iaitu dakwaan pendaftaran berulang warga Sabah dan Sarawak di negeri-negeri lain, isu penyempadanan semula kawasan pilihanraya, dan dakwaan keputusan pengundi pos pengundi di luar negara dan tentera yang tidak telus.

Oleh sedemikian rupa, sistem pilihan raya yang tidak adil mengakibatkan kekalahan kepada PAKATAN walaupun PAKATAN telah meraih sokongan yang lebih daripada separuh para pengundi serta kegagalan PAKATAN untuk mengambil alih kuasa pentadbiran negara ini dengan berpaksikan prinsip demokrasi, iaitu kemenangan majoriti pengundi.

Pengerusi SPR, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof dan Timbalan Pengerusi SPR Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar telah didedahkan sebagai bekas ahli parti UMNO. Mereka kemudiannya menggunakan taktik pendirian "tidak ingat" dan "tidak pernah membayar yuran keahlian tahunan" sebagai alasan untuk terus menyandang jawatan-jawatan sebagai Pengerusi dan Timbalan Pengerusi SPR.

Namun, PRU-13 telah membuktikan SPR tidak boleh melaksanakan tugas-tugas mereka secara profesional kerana akibat latar belakang parti politik kedua-dua pegawai senior mereka yang mempengaruhi kebolehan melaksanakan tanggungjawab mereka secara telus. Ini adalah kerana Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof dan Wan Ahmad Wan Omar telah membiarkan penipuan berlaku sepanjang tempoh pilihan raya PRU-13 ini tanpa sebarang perasaan bersalah.

KPRU mempercayai SPR dan JPN telah menjadi pembela kuasa pentadbiran BN sewaktu pentadbiran berterusan BN selama 56 tahun. Oleh itu, demi menegakkan prinsip-prinsip demokrasi dan pilihan raya yang adil dan saksama, SPR mestilah diperbaharui dengan menangani segala kelemahan dalam struktur organisasi dan pentadbiran. Selain itu sektor awam juga memerlukan penstrukturan semula dan menamatkan fenomena amalan kronisme.



Pasca PRU-13, PAKATAN mengadakan Perhimpunan Suara Rakyat Suara Keramat di seluruh negara dan usaha PAKATAN ini berjaya meraih sambutan bersemangat daripada rakyat Malaysia. Ini menunjukkan rakyat seluruh negara menuntut sistem pilihan raya yang adil dan saksama. Di samping itu, Pasukan Siasatan PRU-13 PAKATAN dijangka membuat rayuan di mahkamah mengenai keputusan 27 kerusi Parlimen PRU-13 pada hujung bulan Mei ini.  27 kerusi Parlimen tersebut melibatkan kerusi-kerusi yang meraih kemenangan tipis termasuklah kerusi di Machang, Bentong, Pasir Gudang, Titiwangsa, Bagan Serai, Setiawangsa, Segamat, Balik Pulau, Kuala Kangsar, Kulim-Bandar Baru dan lain-lain.

Akan tetapi, sebarang peluang untuk memperbetulkan keputusan PRU-13 adalah sangat tipis di bawah rejim pentadbiran BN.  Walau bagaimanapun, perhimpunan yang diadakan di setiap negeri dan usaha PAKATAN untuk menuntut PRU yang adil di bawah undang-undang telah menonjolkan sikap tidak putus asa PAKATAN dan rakyat untuk melindungi hak-hak dan kepentingan rakyat di bawah sistem demokrasi demi masa hadapan Malaysia.

Akhir kata, KPRU berpendapat walaupun rakyat Malaysia mengidamkan PRU-14 nanti akan berjaya membawa kepada perubahan rejim atau pertukaran kerajaan bagi mengakhiri rejim BN; akan tetapi jika JPN meneruskan tindakan memberi kad pengenalan kepada warga asing dan bukannya warga Malaysia, disamping SPR terus mengabaikan tututan PAKATAN dan Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil (Bersih) untuk mengemaskini senarai nama pengundi, menutup sebelah mata kepada insiden penipuan pilihan raya dan pihak berkuasa yang tidak menangani masalah keganasan politik, maka sebarang pertukaran kerajaan atau penukaran rejim, sebagai proses bagi negara demokrasi tidak akan berlaku di Malaysia walaupun negara ini digelar sebagai sebuah negara demokrasi.

Rakyat Malaysia kini berhadapan masalah struktur institusi awam yang genting. Sebarang reformasi atau perubahan dalam jangka masa lima tahun ini hanya akan tercapai jika BN mempunyai kesedaran untuk melakukan sebarang reformasi atau perubahan kepada masalah-masalah ini. Kegagalan atau keengganan BN untuk menyedari fakta ini hanya akan membawa kekecewaan kepada rakyat Malaysia tidak kira sama pada masa kini atau dalam jangka masa lima tahun akan datang.

CONFIRMED, Anwar poll was wrong: It was hijacked by cybertroopers – the Edge

Posted: 17 May 2013 03:05 AM PDT


Business news website The Edge has said the results of a recent online poll on PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim was "compromised" and has likely been hijacked  by cybertroopers.

In a report yesterday the website reported that the threefold spike in respondents to that particular survey fuelled suspicion as the site normally attracted 2,000 to 4,000 respondents.

"On Tuesday May 14, when The Edge's online editor Ho Wah Foon saw that the one-week survey had attracted 12,736 responses which were overwhelmingly one-sided, she immediately took down the poll.

"Upon checking, the Edge's IT department found that 6,354 of the responses came from one IP address, and about 1,700 came from several IP addresses within the same building.

"Another 2,000 responses came from seven different IP addresses.

"From this, it was obvious that the poll had been compromised and the results could not be treated as reliable or objective," said the website.

azlanThe online poll had asked readers whether Anwar should continue to lead Pakatan Rakyat or step down following the coalition's failure to win in the May 5 general election.

A whopping 10,396 of the 12,736 polled felt that Anwar "should call it quits" as he made this pledge to step down should Pakatan fail to wrest federal power on May 5.

PKR vice-president N Surendran responded to the polls saying the poll did not reflect the sentiment on the ground in favour of Anwar.

"This poll result is completely contradicted by the massive ground support Anwar has been receiving throughout the country since he announced that he would not accept the fraudulent GE results and would fight on to take Putrajaya," said Surendran.

In the recently concluded general election, Pakatan was denied a win despite gaining 53.3 percent of the popular vote.