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Cry your beloved Umno

Progressive and liberal, eh? Like the nature of Anwar Ibrahim’s charges in court for sodomy? And conviction for corruption?

Nice … for a political animal who traded on his alim Abim branding to clamber up the Umno ladder at supersonic speed.

Khairy Jamaluddin’s rise up Umno matches the pace of Anwar — the man most responsible for corrupting and damaging the venerable Malay party. You can see Anwar’s nepotism and cronyism clearly in the hierarchy and objectives of the PKR.

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Anwar 2.0

http://anwaribrahimblog.com/ yesterday uploaded an article titled ‘Malaysian Malaise‘.

The article that was reproduced in Anwar Ibrahim’s blog on 12 Oct 2013 is sourced from Foreign Affairs, a magazine of the Council on Foreign Relations (an American NGO) and credited to Elizabeth Segran under the heading ‘Letter From Kuala Lumpur’ on Oct 10.

In her introductory paragraph, Ms Segran writes: “Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of the opposition, vowed never to surrender the fight, and in the months that followed, thousands gathered under the slogan ‘Black 505,’ referring to the date of the election, and wore black as a sign of mourning.”

She also alleges that BN appears to have won GE13 through fraud by flying in phantom voters.

Elizabeth Segran continues:

“The government responded to the Malay outcry [of May 13] with its so-called New Economic Policy, which attempted to redistribute wealth to Malays through quotas for public scholarships and employment in the civil service. This directly undermined the Chinese and Indian minority populations and continues to be a source of resentment in those communities today. The policy also granted Malays public funds to establish Islamic banks and schools that would protect their religious interests. Economic rebalancing and Islamization thus came hand in hand.”

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She further quotes “experts such as Premesh Chandran, the founder of Malaysia’s leading independent news site, Malaysiakini” as saying he believes “the government has resorted to conservative religious rhetoric in recent months”.

According to Pramesh, the “inflammatory language sparks fears that non-Muslims are overrunning the country”. All this is reproduced in Anwar Ibrahim’s blog.

Twitter - niknazmi- a few yrs back I wrote an essay, ... 2013-10-13 14-40-09

“BN government resorts to extremism”

Adding her own opinion, Ms Segran-in-Kuala Lumpur writes: “Still, on a daily basis, the BN government resorts to extremism”, and citing the authorities’ handling of the Alvivi case, the Maznah dog trainer ‘Takbir Raya’ video, the Sedili surau where a group of Buddhists meditated, and the kalimah Allah court verdict to be delivered tomorrow, to illustrate her point.

Elizabeth Segran then ventures her opinion that while “Some conservative Malays have come out in support of the heavy-handed action” at the same time “there has also been a great deal of disapproval”.

She is of the view that although the BN’s “strong Islamist positions” managed to mobilize some conservative Malays, “they did not help with the larger Malay population” in winning Umno the votes.

It is not at all surprising that Ms Segran’s views are republished in the Anwar Ibrahim website. What she says is par for the course among the country’s opposition followers. The only difference is that she is saying it to an American cum international audience.

Playing the religion card
Playing the religion card: Hannah Yeoh in the masjid

Where lies the Malay mainstream?

The reason I’ve quoted the article in Anwar’s blog is for the following comment which has some relevance to our current Khairy topic. She made the conclusion that:

“Before and after the election, Malaysians of all ethnicities and socio-economic classes seemed disenchanted with a political system that hinges so heavily on race and religion.”

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It is the usual whinge about Race-and-Religion politics but the concluding statement by Elizabeth Segran that – “As the BN continues to lose its grip on Malaysia, it keeps returning to Islamism as a political strategy, which only serves to alienate the Malaysian electorate” – is true, I feel, insofar as it relates to the sentiments of the oppo non-Malays.

The question mark is whether Ms Segran has correctly assessed the pro-establishment Malay sentiment. She claims that the majority of the Malays, who do not belong to the conservative group, greatly disapprove the high-handedness of the Islamic authorities in handling the cases and issues listed above.

Alvin & Vivian sokong Ah Kib Kor 100%
Alvin & Vivian sokong Ah Jib Gor 100%

Khairy — Anwar in training

Elizabeth Segran also claims that Malays too seem “disenchanted with a political system that hinges so heavily on race and religion”.

She does not get (comprehend) the importance of Islam in the scheme of things among the Malays both in Umno and in PAS. They may be disenchanted with a political system as she points out but nonetheless they will not tire of defending Islam.

And here’s the rub; the “Islamism”, “strong Islamist positions” and religious “extremism” that she complains about were all given their biggest boost during Anwar’s own years in Umno where he reached the position of No.2 and in government when he was a powerful and highly impatient PM-in-waiting.

Pakatan supporters seem to have forgotten ‘who’ (i.e. the man) Anwar was.

And now they’re banking their hopes on the Anwar incarnate, Khairy, whom they believe can Ubah the Umno DNA to embed “progressive” and “liberal” traits.

KJ's challenger Akhramsyah Sanusi seated beside the Tun
KJ’s challenger Akhramsyah Sanusi seated beside the Tun
Appraisal on Khairy from two angles
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The non-Malay Pakatan supporters need to evaluate whether he is beneficial to their Firster and Abolish NEP struggles.

Or you can put it this way: “An enemy of my enemy is my friend” — KJ has just defeated Akhramsyah, the candidate receiving Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s endorsement, and the son-in-law will be a check on the rising son Mukhriz should the latter win an Umno vice president seat.

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The Umno supporters are required to evaluate whether KJ is an asset or a liability to their party, and if his helming of the Youth wing is an advantage or a detriment to the BN’s bid to retain Putrajaya.

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Vivian (and Regina Lee) support BN

Evangelista Bintang Lima infiltrating Umno

The current DAP 3.0 is no longer the same party that it was. Umno today is most certainly not the Umno that Dato’ Onn Jaafar founded. Both parties have evolved.

We know that the DAP has been overrun by the aggressive evangelists. Now with KJ successfully placing his men as the Pemuda division heads, what will Umno become by the next one-two election cycles?

Consider KJ’s team up with the Evangelista Bintang Lima. At the bottom is the illustration accompanying The J-Star‘s puff piece on him — see HERE.

See how the J-Star photo-graphics deliberately uses the Bersih colour yellow.

KJ is opening the door of Fortress Umno to the Dapsters. The mutual embrace of Khairy and the Scissorati is the beginning of things to come. A danse macabre.

Umno ballot
Umno ballot
The J-Star graphics
The J-Star graphics on the Umno elections
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Syed Akbar Ali on ‘Umno doomed‘ (wrt to Umno’s new ‘electoral college’ vote count)

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30 thoughts on “Cry your beloved Umno

  1. UMNO youth has spoken and the slow but sure death of the Malay spirit…… can start to prepare UMNO’s obituary..

    Slowly but surely Melayu youth lost…… and Malaysia, too

  2. Ms H. Are the Malaysians the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians and all to believe what these fly-by-nite journalists write in foreign journals taking cognizance what happened to the Middle East and Africa since the end of the Cold War ?

    It was alright to have despots by the dozens during the Cold War. But overnight, death and destruction which were only limited to the Gaza Strip and Lebanon moved to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Then swung to points west in North Africa and onto the Syria where the deaths of thousands of men, women and children were a daily occurrence after years of peaceful existence. Now Africa is in the grip of deaths and destruction in most of its nations. When is this mad caper going to stop ? Or is it coming to our shores soon because some of our citizens led by irresponsible and ambitious politicians with fat bank accounts overseas want more and more ? To want more is a natural instinct of Humankind.

    Is the TPPA the harbinger of all the nightly TV tragedies for our beloved Malaysia ? I predicted that the TPPA will bring death and destruction. Vide. http://www.tremeritus.com/2013/10/06beware-of-the-trans-pacific-partnership-tpp/. We peaceful Malaysians only want to live in peace, harmony and prosperity and be friends to all Humankind. Please leave us alone.

  3. Re. Appraisal on Khairy from two angles

    1. His winning doesn’t totally translate the UMNO youth voice. The fact is, as the Minister of Youth and Sport, he has the advantages and control of large confer under the ministry. It is a carrot and stick tactic playing by him subtly. The rest of the candidates don’t have that.

    2. Can he deliver the urban Malay and Chinese vote in the next PRU? I have asked this in the other entry i.e can KJ factor swings the urban Malay votes in favour of BN in the next PRU? In the next PRU the following will entail:

    A. The Chinese wants UMNO/BN dead.

    B. The Malay will stop A from happening.

    1. LOL. The Chinese will vote the BN if the goodies flow down the slippery slope of the power pyramid again. Since 2003, the goodies were seen to defy gravity and flowed upwards to the top by the Chinese. This is their angst. And to top off, their existence in their cultural fields seemed to be impinged on. Whoever can deliver the goodies now not later, WINS !

  4. Ms H. Is the Republic of Singapore the only exception to the rule that all despotic regimes must go in the interests of Western democracy ? What is sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander ? Is our beloved Malaysia full of promise and a long long way to being developed into the perfect democracy in Western eyes and an important strategic geo-political choke point now after years of being treated as a boring backwater, the next for democratic cleansing ?

    Let us all look around us today the 13th of October 2013, it is all peaceful, stable and prosperous in our beloved country. Once this idyll is broken it maybe broken forever. You and me have no OZ to go to. The brilliant Lee Kuan Yew with his 10 failed Policies for Singapore and his prescient foresight said a few years ago, ‘The gates of Singapore will not be opened to Malaysian refugees if trouble comes’. Is this his sub-concious mind talking ?

  5. Re. the concluding statement by Elizabeth Segran that – “As the BN continues to lose its grip on Malaysia, it keeps returning to Islamism as a political strategy, which only serves to alienate the Malaysian electorate” – is true, I feel, insofar as it relates to the sentiments of the oppo non-Malays.

    Frankly that is the way to go now for UMNO/BN as the Chinese vote is considered GONE and DONE. Most Malays are rooting for Muslim Centric party now.

    I reproduce the following from the other entry.

    There are three types of Malay presently.

    1. Moderate Muslim Malay – Majority of the population

    2. Liberal Muslim Malay – Urban

    3. Islamist – by definition they are “a scholar who knowledgeable in Islamic studies”. There are many of them around currently, through Sekolah Menegah Agama Rakyat, Sekolah Agama Podok, Maahad, Sekolah Taafiz and those who are currently studying and have graduated from the Universities in the middle east and Nortn Africa i.e. Egypt. In Egypt for example there 11,400 registered students currently and 7000 of students study Medicine and majority are from Sekolah Agama Rakyat and the likes. They are the professional who study both the religious syllabus and professional fields. The number is growing. For instance, all reputable Sekolah Agama Pondok, Tahfiz, Maahad and the likes have hundred percent enrollment and application start as early as at 6 years old.

    a. You think Sekolah Agama Pondok is “KOLOT”, just read this.

    “Dato’ Dr Afifi al-Akiti (born 1976), BA (Queen’s), MA (Oxon), MSt (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), MSIEPM – also known as Shaykh Afifi[1][2] – is KFAS Fellow in Islamic Studies at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies,[3] and Islamic Centre Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford,[4] and is a Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford. He is the first ever Malay to be appointed to such a position in this world famous University.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afifi_al-Akiti

    Fyi, he started from Sekolah Pondok, studying literally at the foot of various “Ulamak” in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Middle East and made his way to Oxford University.

    b. There maybe resistance by liberal Muslim Malay, but pushing to the limit by the Dapsters and with positive development and impression made by group 3, group 2 will get over it and join the bandwagon. Many from group 1 is rooting for and moving into group 3.

    It is no different from PAS and Evangelista using religion to gain and grip the support.

      1. Ms H. Whichever way we toss the coin it is the goodies for all ! The jobs, the cars, the houses, the future for oneself and one’s children. If the public money is seen to go to the wrong places, like the KMT China, etc., this will be the death knell of any government. This why the word ‘corruption’ puts fear into the hearts of supporters who ARE NOT involved in such acts.

      2. 1. I think yesterday, the sentiment is over who can benefit them the most, where KJ has all the luxury to indulge them, while the rest of the candidates do not.

        2. Moving forward, the KJ factor is still in question. As I said, he is there to bring in the Chinese vote.

        3. As for the under-25 Malays, if the pattern stays, it will in favour of UMNO/BN, if they abandon him, it will still benefit UMNO/BN for in the next PRU UMNO/BN will be beating the Muslim-Malay-Centric drum.

        1. re: “he is there to bring in the Chinese vote”

          Good. All the better to kill Umno from the inside of the BN. It’s like giving the key to the city :)

  6. History will repeat itself…Tun Mahathir trusted Anwar…in the end Anwar was not what Tun expected him to be.

    PM Najib trusts KJ so much in the end Najib will also kena main by KJ. I think it would be so much easier if PM Najib handed KJ the PMship right now than letting the suspense to go on and on. Let us see what KJ can deliver and how the rakyat’s reaction by his liberal policies especially the orang kampong.

    1. Orang kampong. I always thought we Malaysians are liberal enough or is it our politicians forgot what is what ?

  7. Ms H. Certain leaders of the Opposition were exclusive. Maybe KJ is more than inclusive. One even had a first class kitchen cabinet consisted of smart tycoons who contributed nothing but only to their own pockets. They are still there, thank you very much, sittiing on the fence. Remember how the Singaporean Trojan Horse DAP lost in 3 EASY STEPS ? Some Malaysian pols do not see the wood from the trees. Maybe they do not know this saying.

    1997. If the DPM had gone to Disneyland USA with his family, he would have returned as the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia. One must know when to go overseas ! JUST ONE EASY STEP

    2008. If the Opposition had sorted out the 32 seats BEFORE and not after the 12th General Elections, they would have been in Putrajaya since. JUST ONE EASY STEP.

    2013. If the Opposition had called for a boycott of the 13th General Elections and announced a 100 day fast (even Mahatma G did not do it), the BN would have won 100% of the seats with 49% votes and suffered world condemnation. They would have been in Putrajaya. JUST ONE EASY STEP

    It is important for any aspiring Prime Minister candidate to get the right advice !

    1. Considering that Umno is the PPTA (Parti Paling Tidak Apa), one must be surprised that it is still in power. Must be a fluke and by God’s grace.

      1. Helen,

        By God’s grace and presented in the terminology called “default”.

        Malays simply have no better alternatives. PAS has lost its “soul’. It has abandonned its principle (although you and I know Islam is mere facade to them) to please DAP. PKR is so “detached” from real life. Besides, Anwar has so many personal problems.

        And voting for DAP is tantamount to putting Zionis to overlord you. So, naturally UMNO got the votes.

        UMNO is plain lucky in PRU13. I am not that sure about its luck in PRU14. It is too scary to imagine. I better prepare for the worse after knowing Najib appointed Khairy as a minister.

        Looks like UMNO does not “need” to battle DAP for political supremacy in next election.

        THE ENEMY IS ‘”within”. And of all the people, Najib still does not get it.

  8. RE: Ms Segran writes: “Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of the opposition, vowed never to surrender the fight, and in the months that followed, thousands gathered under the slogan ‘Black 505,’ referring to the date of the election, and wore black as a sign of mourning.” She also alleges that BN appears to have won GE13 through fraud by flying in phantom voters.

    Could Segran be one of Anwar’s groupies – the circle of the ideological narcissists? [YouTube]

  9. Ms H. A tip for you. If you want to govern our beloved Malaysia the easy way, ask our Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, If not, you ask the others.

    1. re: “Ms H. A tip for you.”

      You could tip off the Tun about the concerns that we discuss here.

      1. Ms H. Have you noticed that billions of money were spent by the Opposition on the 12th and 13th General Elections and the rallies of the thousands, and yet, they seem to go nowhere but lost their momentum. Look at the rallies of the Arab Spring which were really driven.

        The shenanigans of today are the same as yesterday. No need to tip anyone off.

  10. It’s really a sad day for us. How on earth these m*****f****rs could have won when they are corrupt to the core is beyond me. Might as well don’t waste time and money having this bullshit election when the results at the end of the day still remain status quo. Our last hope is Mukhriz and if he also were to lose, then we are heading for the gutter!

    In GE 14, I will vote for PAS if PAS has severed its ties with DAP/PKR and morons like Nik Aziz, Hadi and Anwarinas are out of the picture. Otherwise, I will abstain from voting altogether.

  11. Political expediency. right, left, center… doesn’t matter to politicians. whatever delivers the coveted positions. It’s everyman for himself. KJ being able to come this far is not to be underestimated. His loyalty is to himself, in a way, quite similar to Anwar. The way I see it, to a certain extent, it’s still Tun M vs Anwar.

  12. Bottom line is money talks and he has access to loads of it.
    Since he came DOL SIL hes built his up his reputation in the corporate world.

  13. Adding her own opinion, Ms Segran-in-Kuala Lumpur writes: “Still, on a daily basis, the BN government resorts to extremism”, and citing the authorities’ handling of the Alvivi case, the Maznah dog trainer ‘Takbir Raya’ video, the Sedili surau where a group of Buddhists meditated, and the kalimah Allah court verdict to be delivered tomorrow, to illustrate her point.
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    Dear Helen, I copy paste a part of your article above. My question:

    If UMNO defending those listed above as “EXTREMISM”, what will it take for UMNO to be declared as MODERATE?

    Just let everybody -Christian evangelists, communists, Chinese chauvinists, Hindu extremists, anti-Malay racists, anti-Muslim provocateurs etc,- all have a free hand and free run int his country with Malays just watching it?

    Hey! I am a well-educated Malay-Muslim but I think UMNO is anything but EXTREMISM the way it handles Alvin-Vivian and the other issues you mention!

    In fact I think UMNO and NAJIB are very LEMBIK, SOFT, PONDAN, TAKDE TELOR and TOO APPEASING!!

    If I have my way, I would like the government arrest all these people and put them in jail WITHOUT TRIAL, and let them rot and die in jail.

    UMNO too EXTREME on Alvin-Vivian? What a joke? UMNO is just too soft on them! That’s it! Segran is dead wrong!

    Obviously, people like Elizabeth Segran would like to see UMNO and the Malays roll over and play dead in face of all the ANARCHY and CHAOS these Opposition people are churning up in Malaysia.

    Anything UMNO does to prevent these anarchy and chaos and protect Malay/Muslim interests are considered EXTREMISM.

    I hope Malaysian Opposition soon die and rot in hell. I am one of the Malay Muslims who once supported them. I am now forced to support UMNO. Period.

    1. Dear Alang Pelikat,

      My replies:

      re: “… what will it take for UMNO to be declared as MODERATE?”

      Answer: Umno dead and buried.

      re: “Just let everybody -Christian evangelists, communists, Chinese chauvinists, Hindu extremists, anti-Malay racists, anti-Muslim provocateurs etc,- all have a free hand and free run in this country with Malays just watching it?”

      Answer: KJ appointed a Dapster as his Press Secretary. So the Malays don’t have to just sit on the sidelines and watch. The Malays are throwing open the door of Putrajaya to the Christian evangelists in warm welcome.

      re: “Hey! I am a well-educated Malay-Muslim but I think UMNO is anything but EXTREMISM the way it handles Alvin-Vivian and the other issues you mention!”

      Not I mention lah. Elizabeth Segran’s list.

      re: “In fact I think UMNO and NAJIB are very LEMBIK, SOFT, PONDAN, TAKDE TELOR and TOO APPEASING!!”

      Answer: PPTA, Parti Paling Tidak Apa neh.

      re: “If I have my way, I would like the government arrest all these people and put them in jail WITHOUT TRIAL, and let them rot and die in jail.”

      The Buddhists in the Sedili surau are Singaporeans so I’m not sure if we have the jurisdiction to jail them. However I hope that no action with be taken against Chetz aka Maznah the dog trainer.

      Dr M’s views:

      “When Sultan Mehmet II conquered Constantinople, the Byzantine capital, the largest church there, the Hagia Sophia, was turned into a mosques for Muslim Turks.

      “This was also the case in Hungary, when some Christian churches were made into mosques when the country fell to the Ottoman Turks,” he wrote.

      There was also an example closer to home, according to Dr Mahathir.

      “The Terendak Camp in Malacca was used by British soldiers during the colonial era. A church built by the British for their troops who are Christians.

      “The church is now, if I am not mistaken, a mosque for the Malay soldiers,” he continued.

      – See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/after-surau-row-dr-m-points-to-churches-turned-mosques#sthash.DVfwmX0l.dpuf

      re: “UMNO too EXTREME on Alvin-Vivian? What a joke? UMNO is just too soft on them! That’s it! Segran is dead wrong!”

      Alvivi are small fry. Umno is too soft on the MCA.

      re: “Obviously, people like Elizabeth Segran would like to see UMNO and the Malays roll over and play dead in face of all the ANARCHY and CHAOS these Opposition people are churning up in Malaysia.”

      People like Elizabeth Segran and the J-Star editors, and the Scissorati on the MCA’s payroll. You can excuse Ms Segran as she may not have anything to do with the BN. But you can’t excuse the MCA mouthpiece for daily delivering DAP sermons and herding the flock to the opposition.

      re: “Anything UMNO does to prevent these anarchy and chaos and protect Malay/Muslim interests are considered EXTREMISM.”

      Don’t forget RACIST!!!

      re: “I hope Malaysian Opposition soon die and rot in hell. I am one of the Malay Muslims who once supported them. I am now forced to support UMNO. Period.”

      :) :) :)

      1. Ms Segran is just a parachutist like all those who parachuted into KL from Singapore looking for the low hanging fruit.

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