And Bersih 4.0 is not Bak Kut Teh either

August 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm 37 comments

An article in the Malay Mail today is headlined, ‘Penang insists Bersih Merdeka theme not linked to rallies’.

The same piece of news is also reported in TMI.

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The ‘Bersih’ theme picked by Penang for the state’s Aug 31 National Day celebration is purely coincidental, konon. Penang Chief Minister (II) insists that their Bersih slogan has got “nothing to do with rally”.

Yeah, right. (Deny, deny, deny…)           

And why must Penang reject the ‘Sehati sejiwa’ theme adopted by all the other Malaysian states for Hari Merdeka? Penangites behave like they live in another country Singapore North, maybe.

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  • 1. Surrhead  |  August 21, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    yup, clearly DAP is being mischievous by using BERSIH and deny the agenda. BUT, comparing this denial to najib’s billions denials, it’s a very small fart.

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    • 2. Helen Ang  |  August 21, 2015 at 5:58 pm

      The RM2 company that’s the DEIG vehicle will involve billions of ringgit of S’gor state money too. What’s the difference from 1MDB?

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      • 3. Surrhead  |  August 21, 2015 at 6:52 pm

        instead of just mere words, flowchart and account numbers plus some related docs would strengthen your argument.

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        • 4. Helen Ang  |  August 21, 2015 at 7:04 pm

          The DEIG material is already circulating in the public domain. I’m not blogging about it just as I don’t do 1MDB.

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          • 5. bnm  |  August 24, 2015 at 8:51 am

            At least the Oppo parties are making noise and demand more explanation on DEIG despite the entity being few months old. I didn’t see any BN parties make similar noise when 1MDB was newly created. Only recently when Tun M’s criticism and WSJ’s article came to prominence, BN parties decided to join the bandwagon.

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            • 6. Helen Ang  |  August 24, 2015 at 8:57 am

              re: “Oppo parties are making noise”

              Obviously DAP not getting their cut. They fear AA gonna squirrel away the moolah.

              re: “the entity being few months old”

              Anything that the BN can do, the oppo will do also. And do it better, since the lumbering Umno is PPTA while the lean and mean oppo are much more efficient.

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  • 7. AYAH  |  August 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Diversionary tactics, Helen but he/she isn’t very clever at it.

    Let’s see what more he/she will say about it. Dah kena checkmate kot?

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  • 8. Equalizer.  |  August 21, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    It is noted with sadness the CM of Penang, LGE, had bow so low playing politics with the slogan of Merdeka. He is just like a naughty schoolboy. So cheap and unbecoming of a Chief Minister.

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  • 9. RINA  |  August 21, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Just pray the die hard fans of Alvivi couple and Namawee joining the Bersih4 demonstration dont suddenly turn wild and ‘mimic’ their idols depan halayak ramai.

    Bila dah takde didikan disciplin dalam hidup apa saja mungkin berlaku. Dulu kat stadium, nah dah ada yang londeh seluaq tunjuk pungkok dia!

    Hahaha

    Ayuh kita tengok bagaimana semangat cinta tanah air muda mudi dari Negara ini pula;

    Lepaih tu cuba bayangkan persembahan lompat monyet yang peserta2 demonstrasi Bersih yang lalu dan akan datang. Bagi anak2 kita lihat dan buat penilaian mereka sendiri.

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  • 10. beastofburden  |  August 21, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    What’s the difference from 1MDB?

    Leadership by example ! It is a two way street.

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  • 11. orangkampung  |  August 21, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Well, at least LGE and state exco are willing to admit that Penang is dirty. People have been telling them that for quite a while now –

    – Nov 2014 Astro Awani – Six bread factories in Penang were ordered closed for 14 days from yesterday when inspection by the State Health Department found that the premises were dirty and did not comply with the cleanliness level
    specified.
    http://www.nkkhoo.com/2010/01/04/penang-is-a-darul-sampah-state-not-a-news-to-me/
    – Rakyat Post Feb 2015 – Fifteen nasi kandar restaurants and stalls in Penang have been shut down by the state’s Health Department from today for operating in dirty conditions.
    http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2015/04/15/penang-rivers-turn-black-and-dirty/

    To deny that the Bersih theme is not in solidarity with the Bersih 4 is just self-denial. Everyone and his cat knows they are lying to themselves.

    Then we have this – http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/circular-on-penang-merdeka-parade-against-national-unity-says-perak-dap
    I love this part – “Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming said the directive made a mockery of the spirit of Merdeka celebrations.”
    Yes, telling the schools in Penang not to participate in the state Merdea celebrations is against national unity which the Dap strongly and clearly upholds through their NOT “Sehati Sejiwa” Bersih theme for the state. Why not just sing “Negarakuku”, Dapsters?

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    • 12. Helen Ang  |  August 21, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      And 90 percent Chinese support DAP. Shrug … no hope, no cure.

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  • 13. tebing tinggi  |  August 21, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    He is Malaysian first ,remember !!!.

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  • 14. wawe  |  August 22, 2015 at 6:42 am

    He/They even twists the word “Malaysia” and Malaysian. Dia ingat Malaysia ni mak bapak tok nenek dia punya ke? Mimpi la.
    Penang tu pon milik Kesultanan Kedah, tanah nenek moyang orang Kedah dah dirompak oleh pendatang, perompak khazanah negara sebenar..

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  • 15. Kineas  |  August 22, 2015 at 6:43 am

    “Singapore North”? Naughty, naughty…

    Come to think of it, Singapore isn’t doing too badly.

    Plenty of foreign reserves, triple-A credit rating, major wealth management hub, major regional air, sea and logistics hub etc etc.

    Top-ranked education system (where the tuition industry rakes in big bucks), topping the competitiveness rankings…

    It is even supplying Johor with extra treated water (6 million gallons a day) over and above the treated water it sells to Johor. This to help Johor cope with water rationing in some districts.

    Ironic, isn’t it – that Singapore is way ahead of Malaysia for water management?

    And the new batch of Singaporean Malay-Muslims introduced as PAP candidates for the upcoming Singapore general election – that is meritocracy, Singapore-style.

    Penang could do worse than to emulate Singapore, methinks.

    Of course, you may have an axe or two to grind with Singapore.

    As did the Umno “ultras” back in the day…..

    But that is for academic researchers to debate…..

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    • 16. Helen Ang  |  August 22, 2015 at 7:09 am

      The S’pore leadership is Chinese and 3/4 of the S’pore population is Chinese. DAP is an offshoot of PAP.

      If the DAP had come into power in S’gor in May 1969 (which it almost did), Malaysia would have been a “meritocratic” apartheid today.

      If the DAP were to come into power in 2018, I’d have to feel very sorry for the Malays in this country.

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      • 17. Chris  |  August 22, 2015 at 8:18 am

        Actually if an ideologically (current) PAP party were to rule the day in Malaysia, an elitist form of meritocracy will hold sway over the citizens; it will favour large state-run multinational corporations and push towards the dwindling of private small-and-medium local enterprises. It will be MalaysianFirst no doubt – no skin color bar – but the country will lose its social egalitarianism and suffer an ever-widening income gap between its haves and have-nots. The boon however if a PAP-like party were to rule the day is a clear and firm clampdown on Islamist rhetorics and radical activism.

        Why the Malaysian EPF is more superior to the Singapore CPF:
        http://www.tremeritus.com/2015/08/21/a-funny-sort-of-cpf-fable/

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        • 18. Helen Ang  |  August 22, 2015 at 10:18 am

          re: “The boon however if a PAP-like party were to rule the day is a clear and firm clampdown on Islamist rhetorics and radical activism.”

          This is one area where the DAP differs from the PAP.

          The two-faced, forked tongue DAP is into tudung @ mosques, #sahur, “amar makruf nahi mungkar”, quoting Quran verses, citing Hadith, emulating the caliph Umar Abdul Aziz governance while at the same time, it is a party led by the evangelical Christians.

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          • 19. Chris  |  August 22, 2015 at 10:55 am

            Helen, I think – in the terms my Malay friends would use haha – DAP evangelistas have committed “zina” with PAS islamists. Now let’s talk about the bounds of “hudud” ala Pakatan. Also, that Anwar is backed by Zionist/Wahhabi lobbies doesn’t seem to raise an eyebrow in that camp of comical contradictions. For sure, if any of this motley coalition of expedient politicians preaching aversion and practicing subterfuge ever gets into Putrajaya many of us will be in deep sorrow over time – let alone shit.

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            • 20. Survivor  |  August 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

              This is essentially a contest, oops sorry, actually a war for money. These crooks contradicted themselves so often that their supporters are willing to back them because they are united in their hatred of the current ruling coalition. The fun really starts when they control the seat of government. The Chinese are the first to experience this, make no mistake about this. Then, they will really realize what has been going on all along. There will be no more U turns for them because the U turns no longer exist. Those who know of this, the sort of things these crooks have in store for Malaysians, they have already bolted, gone overseas. Safety first. You too should make provisions for yourself and your family. I too have made all the necessary preparations. Better do something than leaving everything to chance.

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              • 21. Chris  |  August 22, 2015 at 4:44 pm

                “The fun really starts when they control the seat of government. The Chinese are the first to experience this, make no mistake about this. Then, they will really realize what has been going on all along. There will be no more U turns for them because the U turns no longer exist. ”

                Just read the comments at the bottom of those TREmeritus articles: They are of sound judgement and educated viewpoints; and as for the more emotional outbursts what do you think Malays use foul expletives like KNNCCB?

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        • 22. Kineas  |  August 23, 2015 at 7:01 am

          On the contrary, Chris – the start-up scene is alive and kicking in Singapore.

          How many Singapore-based start-ups in the ICT and social media areas have been acquired by deep-pocketed companies or have received successive rounds of venture capital funding?

          How many venture capital firms and private equity funds have offices in Singapore as opposed to, say, Malaysia?

          As for the Singapore CPF, has anyone questioned the stability of it’s finances and investments? To the extent that it has become a potent issue in the Singapore general elections?

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          • 23. Chris  |  August 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm

            Or course the people have, Kineas. If you had cared to read the article quoted above on the CPF: its accounting secrecy for 4 decades and how the fund managers ie. government, have reneged on the stated terms for the return of the savings funds of the contributor at age 55 – postponed to 65 to be paid out in small monthly pockets (either to its eventual depletion or to the individual’s demise whichever comes first). As for the Temasek Holdings and the GIC there have been good investments and bad ones as well – but it used CPF funds of the people without demonstrating accountability, unlike how the Malaysian EPF publicly displays its accounts and investments and have been giving a hefty 6% interest rate to EPF contributors for over a decade now isn’t it?

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          • 24. Malaysia for TPPA after 1MDB saga?  |  August 24, 2015 at 8:39 am

            http://www.tremeritus.com/2015/08/23/the-trans-pacific-partnership-and-our-political-will/

            “If the current (PAP) government does eventually sign into law the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), Singapore citizens and businesses would effectively be subject to the demands of big international corporations, the likes of which include Temasek and GIC (Singapore Sovereign Wealth Funds), who have the capacity to use legal enforcement to get their way, as provided for under the agreement. Successive governments, even if not under the PAP, would not be able to pull out of the TPP agreement, effectively allowing any company to take the government of Singapore to task.”

            It is frightening to witness what harm the PM can do to Malaysia with his personalized 1MDB “sovereign wealth fund” portfolio. To see him pushing Malaysia into the court of global corporate lords by signing the TPPA is absolutely unnerving.

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      • 25. Leonidasthespartan  |  August 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm

        The Malaysian Malays can’t compete on an equal footing 57 years after Merdeka?

        That’s a breathtakingly arrogant opinion!

        Are you saying that everything that the Alliance/BN Federal Government has done since 1957 hasn’t been enough?

        How many billions of Ringgit have been spent on “uplifting the masses” from Merdeka to date? What have been the “returns” on these investments?

        And what is your beef with “meritocracy”?

        Maybe the problem is that Singaporean Malay-Muslims are developing and progressing on a different trajectory. With no apologies to those who still espouse the “Ketuanan” mindset!

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        • 26. islam1st  |  August 23, 2015 at 12:22 am

          ‘Are you saying that everything that the Alliance/BN Federal Government has done since 1957 hasn’t been enough’

          Why you worry? Your money is it?

          ‘Maybe the problem is that Singaporean Malay-Muslims are developing and progressing on a different trajectory.’

          Progress la sangat. Kerja angkat telepon banyak la kut!

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          • 27. Kineas  |  August 23, 2015 at 6:55 am

            Sorry lah, brudder – that Singaporean Malay-Muslims are on their own growth trajectory in Singapore.

            You have a problem with that or with meritocracy?

            Or with the fact that Singapore, from 1965, has provided a viable alternative for the growth and development of it’s economy, institutions and people (of all races) and that Malaysia falls short in comparison?

            What other “gems” of logic do you have to expound to the credulous masses?

            The Rithmatist has already “bungkused” your arguments into the thrash heap where they belong (note no foul language or pejorative remarks used)…..lol.

            Are you trying your luck again in this thread?

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            • 28. RINA  |  August 23, 2015 at 10:06 am

              Haiyaa
              No need to talk about Singapore here lor;

              http://statestimesreview.com/2015/08/21/viral-racist-slapping-video-at-jurong-cc-under-police-investigation/

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              • 29. islam1st  |  August 23, 2015 at 10:48 am

                Haha. Tu Rithmatist ke Kineas yang mulut celupar sangat tu? Tipikal!

                And of the comment goes ‘This is PAP propanganda to create division between races to win the elections. Remember, so far PAP is the only political party in our history that has made race sensitive remarks.’

                And another goes like this, ‘So no one shows the innocent Indian couple any compassion and symphaty, for taking all the insults. Did any of the others in there go to the aid of the innocent insulted Indians by a mad abusive Chinese man ?’

                Meritocracy My Malay Ass!

                The last one goes like this, ‘Wow! SG50 has highest stress level, income disparity, suicides, social ills, fights, online scam n prostitutes, mega casinos, endemic gamblings n biggest riot in Little India? Unbeliveable right?’

                Kineas and kengkawan penjilat Cinapura, cer komen sikit?

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  • 30. Indian  |  August 22, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Re: And why must Penang reject the ‘Sehati sejiwa’ theme adopted by all the other Malaysian states for Hari Merdeka? Penangites behave like they live in another country Singapore North, maybe.

    Damned right. Bloody Tokong thinks he’s the freaking Emperor of Little China. So do most Penang Chinese, except he’s more than an just an Emperor to them. That’s why they see nothing wrong with having their own version of Merdeka (not to mention seeing nothing wrong with whatever else he says or does).

    Damned kurang ajar, I say!

    And apart from a timid directive from the Education Ministry, what is Putrajaya doing about it to put him in his place?

    Nothing, AFAIK.

    Damned shame.

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    • 31. Equalizer.  |  August 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      indian, I agree with you. re: “And apart from the timid directive from the Education Ministry, what is Putrajaya doing about it to put him in his place?”

      That’s why I always commented in other posts that most of the UMNO leaders are either too goody goody type or are too satisfied sitting in their comfortable post and couldn’t care that the Dear Leader of Penang had kicked their arses.
      Goody goody types do not belong in politic, they are only good as lecturers.

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      • 32. Indian  |  August 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm

        I believe the latter type make up most of BN. Fat cats too complacent to give a damn. The only difference is that the Opposition kucing kurap are still hungry.

        I think what we basically have here in MY are mostly self-serving politicians.

        On both sides.

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        • 33. Faizal  |  August 23, 2015 at 9:17 pm

          Re: “fat cats too complacent”

          Question is, do they HAVE to give a damn? Pulau Pinang is a lost cause to BN, just as Putrajaya is a pipe dream to DAP.

          Look at Najib’s moves in the past few weeks. He brings the hammer down when he has to: TSMY, AG, PAC.

          So I’m thinking he’s giving DAP a free pass because it doesn’t affect his plans. He can’t win Pulau Pinang in next GE, and they can’t win Putrajaya.

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    • 35. Faizal  |  August 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      LKS says:
      “The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak should halt all “demonisation” campaign of Bersih 4 whether directly by his Ministers, lieutenants and UMNO/BN leaders or indirectly by pro-UMNO/BN NGOs and personalities, and instead, offer the hand of friendship and co-operation to Bersih organisers to make a success of the August 29/30 overnight rally, turning it into a Human Rights Carnival or Festval,, which will break the jinx of unending bad news for Malaysia for over a month.” [sic]

      Why would Najib offer “the hand of friendship and co-operation” to people who want to kick him out? Why would LKS even suggest this?

      On a side note: Can one of his aides tell him to break up his sentences? A gathering of more than 80 words in one sentence should be illegal.

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      • 36. Helen Ang  |  August 24, 2015 at 12:58 am

        re: “A gathering of more than 80 words in one sentence should be illegal.”

        Hahaha, he breached the 100-word barrier actually.

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        • 37. islam1st  |  August 24, 2015 at 8:35 am

          ‘Can one of his aides tell him to break up his sentences? A gathering of more than 80 words in one sentence should be illegal.’

          ‘Hahaha, he breached the 100-word barrier actually.’

          Itu ultra kiasuness, alive and kicking!

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