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Happy Eid ul-Fitr

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all Muslims!

Political quote of the week

Seks: Ahli PKR dakwa diperangkap
IPOH 23 Sept. – Seorang ahli Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) yang pernah ditahan Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR) bersama Exco Kerajaan Negeri Perak berhubung satu kes rasuah baru-baru ini mengaku membuat hubungan seks dengan seorang wanita China.

Katanya, dakwaan BPR bahawa dia dan dua rakannya meminta perempuan China daripada Mohamad Imran adalah tidak benar.

“Kita tak minta, tak cari, Mohamad Imran yang hantar. Serupa juga kalau orang bagi sedekah, awak tak terima ke sedekah itu?’’ ujarnya. - Utusan Malaysia
Dia ni mana datang ni?? Sedihnya baca. Kalau mat-mat rempit cakap macam ni tak hairanlah. Ini kan pulak orang politik. Ahli Majlis Daerah Perak Tengah lagi.

Menteri Besar Perak, YAB Nizar Jamaluddin, patut pecat saja pemimpin yang tak ada kredibiliti moral macam ni. Memang patut pun Mufti Perak, Datuk Harussani Zakaria dan Mufti Perlis, Dr. Asri Zainul Abidin buat kenyataan media yang menghentam kenyataan bodoh macam mat rempit daripada pemimpin PKR tersebut…

Biggest political bullshit II

This is a follow up to my previous blog entry, Biggest political bullshit

Propaganda.
Deception. Lies. Misinformation.
Anwar Ibrahim. Tian Chua. Teresa Kok.

mStar: Anwar: 'Deadline' bukan isu, Pakatan hantar surat kepada Agong
Malaysiakini: Pakatan 'tidak tergesa-gesa' tukar k'jaan


So Anwar has said that deadline is not important anymore. If Anwar and his PKR strategists suddenly thought that toppling the government is not as easy as it looks, it is also highly impossible that they didn't anticipate this to happen. The fact that they can be so super confident is totally mind boggling, to the extent that September 16 was like all smooth sailing and they were like going to liberate the country from tyranny and corruption by planning an undemocratic katak-revolution, Anwar Ibrahim style. Heheh. And sadly, this was being repeated over and over again through the mainstream, alternative media and blogs. I guess they probably learnt it well from Joseph Goebbels propaganda…

Malique - Layu

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image source - qarma musiq

I'm not really a big fan of Malique or Too Phat, but I do admire their creativity. Malique's new compelling poetic song, 'Layu' is definitely one of a kind. This is very much a step away from Too Phat's early hip hop days of featuring lagu rakyat like 'Anak Ayam' and 'Ala Canggung'.

It also features Tun Dr. Mahathir's favourite poem, 'Perjuangan Yang Belum Selesai' and the classic Malay song, 'Warisan' (scroll down for lyrics) playing on the background. A song which is sadly unbelievable that a respected academician and Malaysia-Today columnist, Dr. Azly Rahman could call it a 'dangerous propaganda song' and based on 'racist intents' in his article, 'A Malay view of 'Ketuanan Melayu'. Anyways, this blog entry is about Malique's 'Layu', not about 'Warisan'.

Here's an excerpt of the album review by 8TV CEO, Ahmad Izham Omar, taken from Malique's Myspac…

Lagwagon!

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I've been listening to Lagwagon ever since my uni days and I still rate 'Let's Talk About Feelings' (1998) as one of their best. And I thought 'Resolved' (2005) would be their last album. Good to know that they have released their new album, entitled, 'I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon'. Here's the album review from punknews.org.
"I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon features seven songs that show how the band keeps on developing their sound. After their pop melodies on Let's Talk About Feelings, Lagwagon changed direction and drove into the dusty road of heavy and dirty punk, with albums like Blaze and Resolve displaying some of the rawest songs the band ever recorded. For the new EP, the trip is going on; even if this time the production (due to Joey Cape himself) sounds clearer, the result is still raw. Not only musically, but also lyrically. The EP starts with "B Side," probably the softest song…

Anwar Ibrahim & September 16

Malaysiakini: Anwar seeks emergency House session
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim today said he has sent a letter to Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi asking him to convene an emergency session of Parliament to debate a motion of no confidence.
Blog ini tidak berniat hendak bersikap 'in denial' dalam isu 16 September. Sungguhpun 916 Anwar Ibrahim tidak menjadi kenyataan, tapi saya masih cuba untuk menjadi rasional dalam isu ini. Cuma saya berasa sedikit hairan terhadap beberapa perkara.

1. Mengapa baru sekarang ini Anwar nak suruh Perdana Menteri Abdullah Badawi mengadakan sidang parlimen tergempar? Kalau betul Anwar sudah ada senarai nama pelompat dari awal lagi, kenapa beliau tidak merancang sidang parlimen tergempar sebelum 16 September dulu? Supaya pada tarikh keramat 16 September nanti (yang mana sudah terlepas), Anwar boleh jadi PM. Logik?

Kalau saya jadi Pak Lah pun, kenapa saya sebagai Perdana Menteri harus menurut segala kata seorang pemimpin pembangkang? Tak masuk a…

No more blocking websites

NST: Government no longer blocking websites, blogs
He told reporters here that the decision was reached at the weekly cabinet meeting yesterday.

Shaziman said that following the decision, the order to restrict access to websites or blogs, including the “Malaysia Today” news portal, has been withdrawn, effective immediately.
Another flip flop decision by our 'half past six' government. I wonder how come they never think first before making such decision?

Biggest political bullshit

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Chronology of Anwar Ibrahim's September 16 news headlines from TheStar, Malaysiakini and etc, from April to date.

The Star, April 23 2008 - Anwar: Pakatan Rakyat can take over Fed Govt by Sept 16(The first bullshit headline)

The Star, April 24, 2008 - Anwar: We have the numbers, however, we’re in no rush to replace Barisan

The Star, Friday April 25, 2008 - Anwar: We want to rule with stability

“I do not want a three or four simple majority. We need a comfortable majority because stability (of the government) is paramount,”
“They say there is no way the Barisan Dayak or Kadazan MPs will desert us (Barisan). We will see. The surprise will be coming, maybe in August,” he added. (Bullshit lah Dato' Seri. It is now September already)

The Star, Thursday July 3, 2008 - Azmin: Anwar will be PM by Sept 16 (How to be PM by Sept 16?? Parlimen tak bersidang. Macam mana nak angkat sumpah. How?)

The Star, July 16 2008 - PKR: Anwar arrest made to thwart our plans (Bullshit lah. What plan? If they…

Ahmad Ismail

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General Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal
Take stern action, urges Armed Forces Chief
“Today, the top brass of the armed forces talked about it. When the armed forces talks like that it means it’s very serious.

"Let’s stop talking about sensitive issues. It’s not just about race. When you are talking people down, you are already talking about sensitivities.” - Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz
As far as I can remember this is perhaps the first time that I read about our Armed Forces Chief commenting on current political issues, specifically on this stupid Ahmad Ismail racial comment issue. This just goes to show how serious the problem is. So Encik Ahmad, please, stop making a fool out of yourself by keep harping on this issue. To our local media, I hope they will be more responsible in publishing sensitive issues. There is no point highlighting and sensationalizing this piece of news anymore. And I hope Pak Lah will quickly put this matter to rest. Sigh.. inilah dia nila setitik, rosak sebelanga.

On anot…

Tan Sri A. Samad Ismail Dies

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 4 (Bernama) -- National journalism laureate and freedom fighter Tan Sri A. Samad Ismail died Thursday at the Pantai Medical Centre here at 5.58pm because of lung infection.

Singapore-born Samad, 84, better known as Pak Samad, was warded at the hospital since Aug 24 after experiencing difficulty in breathing.

He leaves behind wife Puan Sri Habibah Hamid and 10 children including bloggers and ex-journalists Nuraina and Maria.

His first wife, Hamidah Hassan died on June 2, 1990.

His remains were brought the family home at 2, Lorong 16/7C, Petaling Jaya and would be buried after Friday prayers tomorrow, Azmi Ansar, a son-in-law, told Bernama.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون)