Wednesday, April 30, 2008
THE PENANG VERSION OF THE INFAMOUS BALKIS
IS CALLED BUNGA TANJUNG.
ITS FOUNDER, WIFE OF FORMER CM OF PENANG CHUI KAH PENG
FILED FOR DISSOLUTION OF THE EXCLUSIVE CLUB
ON MARCH 9.
ALL FUNDS WERE DONATED.
RM350,000 to, the federal Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers,
RM220,000 to Bureau On Learning Difficulties (BOLD)
and RM20,665 to three other non-governmental organisations.
NOW HERE IS A QUESTION I DO NOT UNDERSTAND:
Chui pointed out that Article 5 of the PBT constitution states that "'ordinary members are to be made up of wives of assemblymen and MPs of Penang, except for those from the Opposition"
READ THAT AGAIN!
I THINK SHE FORGOT WHO ARE THE OPPOSITION IN PENANG , AND WHO ARE THE RULING PARTY.
SO IN THIS CASE AFTER FEB 13, SHE IS AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED.
HOW CAN THEN SHE FILE THE DISSOLUTION?????.
UNKNOWN TO MANY MALAYSIANS,
THE SMALL ROCK ISLAND WHICH LIES
7.7 SEA MILES(12KM) FROM JOHOR
HAS A OWNERSHIP CRISS.
BOTH MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE LAY CLAIM
FOR THE ISLAND, KNOWN AS PULAU BATU PUTEH
SINGAPORE CALLS IT PEDRA BRANCA(WHITE ROCK
THE CASE IS BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE IN THE HAGUE.
ON MAY 23 2008 WE WILL KNOW THE VERDICT.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WHERE IT'S GOING TO BE AN ALL ENGLISH AFFAIR!!!!
A stunning 14th minute goal from Paul Scholes put Manchester United in the Champions League final.
They won 1-0 over Barcelona on Tuesday .
Either Liverpool or Chelsea will book the other spot for Moscow next month.
WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO SEE LIVERPOOL VS MAN U FINAL???....
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
(DEATILS FROM INSIDER)
Ahmad Badawi fate could be short-lived if he does not win the Umno division chiefs over. Especially the 90 division chiefs who have become “unemployed” since the election.
The Umno division chiefs dictate the voting pattern at the branch and division levels and influence key decisions at the ground level.
So now do you see why mohd taib was appointed as a minister??.......his influence at grassroots level is formidable
In short, he is the Kingmaker........
OUR PM MAY BE A SLEEPY HEAD, BUT NOT STUPID!
Expect fireworks on the Hindraf 5 and other Internal Security Act detainees.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi urged BN MP's to be ready for provocative questions from the Opposition, especially on the Hindu Rights Action Force issue and ISA.
Lim kit siang has said ISA is undemocratic and issue needs to be handled immediately.
Hopes of an early release were dashed,this week when the King, on the advice of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Board, signed a two-year detention order for the five in mid-April.
Pakatan Rakyat made the abolishing of ISA as one of the election promises.
TO ALL BN MP's, IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE IN POLITICS, HEED THIS WARNING.
IF YOU DO NOT SUPPORT THIS MOTION TO ABOLISH ISA, THEN COME SEPT 16,
BETTER PREPARE THE COFFIN TO BURY YOU POLITICAL CAREER !!!!
THE KING'S SPEECH (MALAYSIAN INSIDER)
Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, said today the government would strive to retain its subsidies and other forms of assistance to enable the people face the consequences of rising fuel prices in the international market.
He expressed his appreciation to all quarters for the running of a smooth general election.
In his speech, the King also said he wanted the government to ensure that its five regional economic development corridors will benefit all the people.
He said he was confident the nation would chalk up bigger successes, comparable to those attained by developed countries, when it entered the second 50-year phase of its development after independence. — Bernama
IN a related issue Anwar returned to parliament after a ten year absence........no no, not as a MP yet, but as a spouse guest.
I have entered. I will never leave again," Anwar said
it won't be long before he is elected a lawmaker in a by-election......yes yes yes!!!!!
REMEMBER THIS DATE:
SEPT 16......THE FOG WILL CLEAR BY THEN!!
SINCE 2006 PRICES ARE GOING UP AND UP....KEEPING A STRANGE RHYTHM WITH OIL PRICES.
The price hike has affected virtually all major commodities.So, higher prices mean smaller portions, fewer meals and consuming foods with lower nutritional value. To afford essential food needs, many low and middle-income households must also cut spending on education and health.
Why are higher commodity prices not benefiting the poor?
Analysts generally consider higher food prices beneficial to poor countries that depend on export of agricultural goods. But this not happening because of international trade liberalization has transformed most developing countries from net-exporters into net-importers of food. Poor countries dismantled tariffs and other barriers to trade, enabling large agribusiness and subsidized goods from rich countries to undermine local agricultural production.
Why are food prices increasing?
1) Food prices have soared because agricultural production has not kept up with the rising demand for food consumption, cattle feeding and biofuel production.
2) Population growth in poor countries is boosting the grain demand for food consumption. But cereal demand for the feeding of cattle is increasing even more rapidly as consumers in both rich countries and fast growing.
3) The most important factor behind the sudden spike in food prices, however, is the rapidly growing demand for biofuels, particularly in the EU and the US. Of total corn production, 12% is used to make biofuel, and that share is growing fast. Concerns about global climate change and soaring energy prices have boosted demand for biofuels.
PLEASE DO YOU PART IN NOT BEING WASTEFUL ....TAKE ONLY WHAT YOU NEED!
"WASTE NOT WANT NOT"
DRUG RINGS NOW TARGETING NEGRI SEMBILAN.
RECENTLY THE ARRESTS FOR DRUG RELATED ACTIVITY IN NEGRI AS SEEN A STEADY RISE.
ACCORDING to State narcotics chief Supt R. Ravi Chandran, more young people are being caught for
Supt Ravi said police also arrested 208 people for drug abuse in the first four months, a 21% increase from last year.
Supt Ravi said without help from the public, the police would not be able to effectively check trafficking.
The public can call the police at 999 or ASP Mohd Isa Bidinat 06-7682402 to report drug-trafficking activities.
Monday, April 28, 2008
All the fuss and talk of delays has caught the attention of the Chinese government.
Government officials are unsure if Beijing will urge CHEC to cut their losses and pull out of the RM4.3 billion project ....(full report malaysian Insider)
Beijing also wants to know if the US$800 million loan to Malaysia is viewed as helpful or an impediment by stakeholders and the public.
my 2cents worth:
KOPI DUIT TAK CUKUP LAH!!!
222 Members of Parliament (MP) were sworn-in in the august House
AMID SOME DRAMA TODAY, THE PARLIAMENT SESSION HAS BEGUN.
one MP failed to raise his right hand when taking oath.
another did not adhere to the dress code.
opposition MP's complained that invitation card with the official Parliament emblem bearing the MP’s name and his or her spouse
was not given Wan Azizah.
she was only given a letter but there was no invitation for her husband, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.????....
Asked if a motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister can be expected, Wan Azizah said: "At the moment, no.".....keep guessing guys???
According to New Straits Times, US embassy officials had approached organisers and the Malaysian defence and foreign ministries to voice their concern and threatened to pull out of the show if action was not taken.
Iran said that the Kuala Lumpur failure to extend services to Iran's pavilion was "fully political under the US pressure".
The Iranian pavilion at the Defence Services Asia exhibition was closed on the second day of the four-day trade show .
NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE A FLIP FLOP PM, LOOKS LIKE NOW OUR DEPUTY PM HAS NO BACKBONE, OR DOES THE CIA KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT THE C4 THAT WE DON'T??
Mongolia has threatened to break diplomatic ties with Malaysia over the murder trial of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.
Dr Shaariibuu Setev, father of the murder victim, announced that both the Mongolian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister have said Mongolia would sever ties with Malaysia if the outcome of the ongoing murder trial is deemed “irresponsible and unfair.”
“The Mongolian prime minister has written to the Malaysian Prime Minister three times, but there is still no reply. Mongolia should not be taken for granted.”
I HOPE OUR FOREIGN MINISTER IS READING THIS......... JUST REMEMBER THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE THE DESCENDANTS OF GENGHIS KHAN ......
WHO SHOULD BE THE NEXT MAYOR OF IPOH?
IT LOOKS LIKE NOW OUR PAKATAN RAKYAT ARE AT IT AGAIN!
GUYS GROW UP......
PERSONALLY I BELIEVE IPOH IS THE BEST KEPT TOWN ANY WHERE IN MALAYSIA.
Mohamad Rafiai Moktar the incumbent BN Mayor has done a good job.
why change it?....remember Meritocracy should be the only criteria .
SEVERAL Umno branch and divisional leaders want Hishammuddin Hussein to resign over the keris issue, which they said had adversely affected Barisan Nasional in the recent general election.
Last Friday,he apologised for wielding the keris at Umno meetings, acknowledging that it had upset minority racial communities who later punished the government at elections held last month.(read details at malaysia today)
Hishammuddin is the son of Tun Hussein Onn, malaysia 3rd PM and the grandson of Onn Jaafar(UMNO founder), He is the cousin of C4 guy.
Graduated bachelor of law from university of Wales, and received a Masters of Law from London school of economics.....................my my educated in London but still with village mindset.....
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn"...A Toffler
Sunday, April 27, 2008
WE DON'T WANT IT EITHER!
Speaking to reporters at a state Wanita Umno meeting here yesterday
Rafidah said "We do not want power grabbing here. We want a smooth transfer of power that will happen when the number one and number two person decides it is time."
(REPORT FROM NST...CLICK HEADER FOR FULL REPORT)
"Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work".
“We called in the ex-minister for questioning yesterday (Friday) and he was very helpful.
The ex-minister is being investigated for allegedly outraging the modesty of the 30-year-old promoter at a hotel here on April 17. A police report was lodged against the politician on April 18.......star online(click header for full report)
"I'll state my case of which I'm certain.
I've lived a life that's full, I've travelled each and evr'y highway And more, much more than this, I did it my way"....paul anka
(FOR FURTHER READING....READ MY BLOG : EDUCATED-BUT REJECTED AS MINISTER)
BALKIS, is the Wives of Selangor Assemblymen and MPs Welfare and Charity Organisation .
Coincidently, BALKIS was the muslim name of the legendary "Queen Sheba", who was said to have out witted King Solomon......wow a beauty with brains to spare!
but this was not so apparent with our former menteri besar's wife....The issue blew up when it was revealed that Balkis, lead by Zahrah, who is the wife of former Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, transferred RM9.9mil to the Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti) three days after the state fell to Pakatan Rakyat....report from star online.
(read the full story by clicking the header)
"It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things".
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar
in no uncertain terms today declared
that 'preventive laws' such as the
Internal Security Act will not be abolished.
Enacted in 1960
Targets any person
who "has acted, is
about to act, or is
likely to act in any
to the security of
detain anyone for
up to 60 days without
trial No access to lawyer
during this period Further
detention up to 2 years
on approval of Home
delivered a hardline message to Penang:
federal government would scrap the monorail project and other infrastructure projects in Penang if the state government does not play ball.
On his part, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has accused the federal government of dragging its feet
"THE WAR GOES ON"
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said:
"We will do something about it, don't worry. I won't tell you what we are going to do but we will (do something about it)," ...FROM NST
Friday, April 25, 2008
EPU not for making some people rich(SOURCE FROM NST)
The Economic Planning Unit must be restored to its rightful place.SAID former energy, water and communications minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik said yesterday.
I once had a dog named "prince", a huge fellow it was. but a real coward. once it let in a stranger into my house, then my dog prince ran out of the main gate, and from a save distant started barking. imagine letting a would be burglar into the house and then trying to warn me???.
luckily the stranger was a friend..no harm done in this case.
but what is our former minister barking about. when he was in the system, everything was nice and comfortable......no keep my mouth shut or else the krissmuddins will be out to get me.
now that he is at a safe distant, he squeaks the EPU should do the right thing and not be
the "authority that decides on who becomes rich" .
this is the cancer in our government.........always towing the line , no balls to speak up.
my friend when you where in power no body listen to you....what more now!
"Reality is the name we give to our disappointments."
It was announced on Wednesday
that the government would hire
10,200 disabled people
with immediate effect.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen (pic right), is going all out to improve the intake of
the disabled into the civil service.
at present there are about 400 disabled in their employ.
Her ministry will be meeting the Public Service Department to address issues such as access, mobility and infrastructure for the prospective disabled civil servants.
this is great news... minister.....keep up the good work.
unlike some ministers we know, who lack the intellect to dish out good programs, i suggest you take some lessons for dr ng.
remember the are only two types of people in this world
the disabled and
the not yet diasbled........quoted unknown source.
JUSTICE FOR ALTANTUYA
Two years and still dragging ……
Case was postponed yet again and set to resume on May 5 due to the backlog of cases faced by the trial judge, presided by Shah Alam High Court Judge Zaki. and the lawyers
what a cheap excuse for the delay
Altantuyaa’s father shaariibuu was outraged at a press conference yesterday.
This is not an ordinary case.
“His daughter has been murdered and blown up to pieces. Malaysia should not be known to the world like this.
“Do you know these explosives used by the police officers from the military? It is not a simple knife. “You see what kind of dangerous people are working in your official level especially the police officers.” the Mongolian government will end their relationship with Malaysia, if Malaysia makes an unfair, irresponsible decision on this case.
Shaariibuu slammed his hand on the table, yelled “finish” and stormed off.
A brief recall of events:
Altantuyaa was born in 1978 .She was a part-time modeled, for a brief time and also started a tour business in Mongolia. She moved to Hong Kong in 2005, allegedly becoming a professional escort
Some sources allege that Altantuya came to Kuala Lumpur with a cousin in early October 2006 intending to confront her lover Abdul Razak Baginda. When she went missing on Oct 19, her cousin lodged a police report and sought help from the Mongolian embassy in Bangkok.
Police later found fragments of bone, later verified as hers, in forested land near the Subang Dam in Puncak Alam, Shah Alam. Police investigation of her remains revealed that she was shot twice before C-4 explosives were used on her remains.
Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 30 and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 35, and abdul razak baginda were arrested for the the murder investigation. The two police officers belong to the Malaysian Police Special Action Force and were both assigned to the office of the Deputy Prime Minister .(extract from wikipedia)
the accused: baginda and officers involved
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tamil daily Makkal Osai will be back on newsstands.
general manager S.M. Periasamy said the Home Ministry had renewed its publishing licence after after an appeal.Makkal Osai has a staff of 102 people and so far no one has left.
Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar ....you did good! one diamond star for you.
now please work on the ISA issues....and release all the detainees and scrap that draconian law.
since our courts is credible now, i am sure you can properly charge the wrongdoers publicly!....
go for it man.....i will give YOU a titanium star.
"Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done".
The victim of the alleged sex offence has now withdrawn the police report lodged against the ex-minister, according to The Star daily.
According to The Star, the woman said she regretted lodging the police report as there was no intention on the part of the former minister, who is still an MP, to outrage her modesty or act inappropriately.
but according to karpal singh a lawyer
a person who lodged a police report could not at her whim and fancies withdraw a report . The person ran the risk of lodging a false report.
this was a serious offence under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which carried imprisonment of up to 10 years or fine or whipping or with two of such punishments.
Karpal called on the police to carry out an investigation to determine the culpability of the ex-minister for allegedly outraging the woman's modesty, or the culpability of the woman concerned for giving false information to the police.
mean while people all over malaysia are running wild ,
like headless chicken to determine who the rascal was......it looks like another mystery for sherlock homes.
"When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her"
(this is an extract from mi1 blog, would like to thank the author for the research)
1st MIC President - John Aloysius Thivy
MIC started as Malayan Indian Congress in August 1946. Its founding president
John Aloysius Thivy was a lawyer who studied in London. When he was
studying in London he met Mahatma Gandhi and was inspired by Gandhi’s
determination to fight for India’s Independence. On his return to M
after getting his law degree in 1932, he became actively involved
in Indian nationalist movements.
In 1947 India won its independence and in January 1948,
John Aloysius Thivy became the first official appointed by
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (India’s first prime minister),
to represent the Indian Republic in Southeast Asia.
2nd MIC President – Sardar Budh Singh
The baton of MIC presidency then passed on to Sardar Budh Singh whose
term as the 2nd President of MIC was from 1947 to 1950. The sentiment of the
party during this period takes the path of anti-colonialism.
3rd MIC President – K. Ramanathan
Mr. K. Ramanathan. MIC’s third president, from 1950 to1951, the main issue
during his tenure was citizenship issue. But this guy had the opinion that all
Malayan Indians will earn their money in Malaya and
go back to India to lead normal lives.
4th MIC President – Kundan Lal Devaser
In 1951, the Fifth Annual Conference of MIC was held in Johor Bahru. This is
when Kundan Lal Devaser
, a lawyer of Northern Indian origin succeded K
Ramanathan as the 4th President of Malayan Indian Cong
ress. K.L. Devaser
helmed MIC from 1951 to May 1955. It was during his period that MIC started
focusing on the fight for Malayan independence. Under his presidency, MIC had
contested in the 1952 Kuala Lumpur Municipal Elections in partnership with the
Independence of Malaya Party (IMP) under Dato’ Onn bin Jaa
far and other noncommunal
organisations against the Alliance.
Note: Dato’ Onn Jaafar is the founding president of United Malays National
Organisation (UMNO) on May 1st 1946. Being a far sighted visionary and an
idealist, he subsequently became disillusioned with what he considered UMNO’s
communalist policies. He called for party membershi
p to be opened to all Malayans
regardsless of race,and for UMNO to be renamed as the
United Malayans National Organisation. When his reccommendation
was bitterly opposed by hardline elements in UMNO, he left the party
on August 26th 1951, to form the Independence of Malaya party.
If only his vision was adhered to, Malaysia would n
ow be a
with less friction between the races and more emphasis
would have been shown on the
idea of a Malaysian race in place of rampant communalism
we see today.
5th MIC President – Tun V. T. Sambanthan
Sambanthan Thirunyana s/o Veerasamy, better known as Tun V.T.
Sambanthan, then a state MIC leader, emerged during this
period as an
alternative candidate for the party leadership.
At the Ninth Annual MIC Conference that was held in Teluk Anson (Teluk Intan),
Perak in May 1955, Tun V.T. Sambanthan was elected as the fifth President of
the Malayan Indian Congress. His term in office was from 1955 to 1973. Going by
historical records, he was literally coerced into taking
Sambanthan took over the mantle of the MIC during a period of turmoil in the party in 1955, barely
months before the first federal elections, and over time strengthened the party and consolidated its
position in the coalition. He did not always please his
members, but was able to gradually unite a party
that had considerable internal splits. Following negotiations w
ith the Alliance leaders, the MIC was
allocated two seats – in Batu Pahat, Johor, and Sg. Siput, Perak. Sambanthan contested the Sg. Siput
seat and won comfortably. The Alliance swept 51 of the 52 seats, the exception being a seat in Perak.
Following the election win, Sambanthan was appoint
ed to the Cabinet and sworn in as Labour Minister in
the Alliance government.
As president of a party that was a component of the ruling Al
liance Party, he was appointed Minister of
Labour (1955-57), Health (1957-59), Works, Posts and Telecommunications (1959-71) and National Unity
[MIC only officially became known as Malaysian Indian Congress, after the formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963.]
In the early 1970s, internal pressure was applied on Sambanthan to resign but he resisted, leading to a
coup against him. Five senior leaders of MIC openly defied Sambanthan and played a key role in
persuading then Deputy MIC president, V. Manickavasagam to go for the presidency. One of the five
leaders is; Samy Vellu . In March 1973, Tun Abdul Razak nego
a deal with Sambanthan who agreed to quit on J
une 30, 1973.
6th MIC President – Tan Sri V. Manickavasagam
Tan Sri V. Manickavasagam officially became MIC’s president on 30th June 1973
and remained in office till he died on 12th October 1979. He was also appointed
as Minister for Communications. Under Manickavasagam, the party secretariat
was reconstituted with Indian civil servants, professionals and academics
dominating the policy committees. Representatives from state MIC and local
branches were excluded from the central committees
. This exclusion was made
on the grounds that their petty rivalries and divisive elements would have
threatened the deliberations taking place in the headquarters.
The fear of challenges from within the party probably would have moved
Manickavasagam to assume complete authority and alienate state and branch
leaders thereby preventing a challenge similar to the o
ne he made on Sambanthan.
Hence, the state and branch leaders were left with little influence on decisions making.
A further weakness that crept into the MIC under Manickavasagam was nepotism. The president
introduced his brothers into important posts in the party. For example, his brother V.L. Kandan was
variously MIC Youth leader (1975), appointed to the
state executive council in 1974, and elected member
of the state legislative assembly in Selangor.
During Manickavasagam’s rule, MIC had two ministers in the government. Manickavasagam was the
Minister for Communications and the other minister was Athi Nahappan.
In addition to this, Manickavasagam brought in new faces to the forefront: This was the time when Datuk
S. Subramaniam, Datuk K. Pathmanaban (a Harvard MBA holder), and several others entered the
political arena, and Manickavasagam gave them preference.
Manickavasagam had personally maneuvered Subramaniam’s nomination to MIC Central Working
Committee (CWC) in July 1973 and later to the post of Secretary General of MIC. Subramaniam’s
position in the party was built with support from the p
rofessional groups, the youth movement, and the
estates in Perak. Under political patronage from then Prime Minister, Tun Hussein Onn, Subramaniam
rose rapidly in the government from Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Labour and Manpower
after the 1974 elections, to Deputy Minister for Local Government and Federal Territory in January in
Subramaniam’s rise caused jealousy and resentment in Samy Vellu and his faction; thus, strong
opposition to Manickavasagam was brewing. MIC was once again plunged into a bitter power struggle.
Senator Athi Nahappan, the deputy president and strong supporter of Manickavasagam, acted as a
peacemaker during this turbulent time. His death in May 1976, robbed Manickavasagam of an important
force of stability. Fearing that Samy Vellu would b
e a strong candidate for the vacant position,
Manickavasagam attempted to delay the election of a successor to Athi Nahappan. However, by 1977,
further delay had become impossible. Still determined to thwart Samy Vellu, Manickavasagam brought
forth his own candidate.
S. Subramaniam was hand-picked by Manickavasagam to succeed him; however, Samy Vellu fought
back, literally, and in a closely fought contest in 19
77, Samy Vellu defeated Subramaniam by a mere 26
votes to become the Deputy President of MIC.
7th MIC President – Dato Seri S. Samy Vellu
Samy Vellu s/o Sangalimuthu, better known as S. Samy Vellu; is the longest
serving president of the MIC.
Samy Vellu; the eldest of three children, was born in June 20, 1936 to rubber
tappers Sangalimuthu and Anggamah at the Rengo Malay Estate near Kluang,
Johor. His father, who had arrived from India in 1919, moved between estates in
search of better wages and was working as a labourer at the coal mines in Batu
Arang, Selangor when the war ended.
Sangalimuthu later sold coconuts, fish and mutton at the Batu Arang market while his son Samy Vellu
went to various Tamil schools. After his mother's death in 1950, he left to Kuala Lumpur with his father.
There, he began work as a bus conductor with G.T.C. transport company, a forerunner to Syarikat Sri
Jaya (The blue colored bus with white stripes as the elder generation of KL will remember).
He and some friends formed a theatre group that staged dramas in estates and small towns. The group's
leading actors were Samy Vellu and V. Govindaraj (now Datuk V. Govindaraj). One of their earliest and
most successful dramas was entitled Nattpu (Friendship).
In 1959, a year before he got married, he and Govindaraj joined the Batu Caves MIC branch as ordinary
members. Samy Vellu was 23, and winning the MIC presidency was his ultimate objective. (It took him
20 years to reach the top). Five years after joining the party, he was elected Selangor MIC committee
member and the head of the party's cultural bureau.
During the Indonesian Confrontation, he made headlines by climbing up the Indonesian Embassy's flag
pole, pulling down the flag and burning it. "I was charged in court and fined RM25," Samy Vellu later said.
Malaysian newspapers called him Hero Malaysia on the front pages.
Samy Vellu became a household name after he became a newscaster in the Tamil news of Radio
Television Malaysia (RTM), through the assistance of his friend Durairaju, the head of RTM’s Tamil
section. He would continue to read Tamil news over RTM from 1963 until he became a Member of
Parliament in 1974. Samy Vellu used this popularity to garner votes, and eventually, after five futile
attempts, won the Selangor MIC's secretary post on the sixth attempt, trumping V.J. Balasundram by 13
votes in 1967. Samy Vellu was 31 then.
In the early 1970s, he became the main instigator for the coup against Tun V.T Sambanthan, and then
fought against the next president Manickavasagam as highlighted earlier.
On 12th October 1979, Samy Vellu’s ambition of becoming the president of MIC became a reality after
Manickavasagam’s death. The new president came under considerable pressure to advance
Subramanian to the vacant seat of Port Klang that used to be Manickavasagam’s constituency. But
Samy Vellu resisted the pressure and nominated his own protégé, V.Govindaraju.
Upon assuming the presidency, Samy Vellu moved rapidly in a brash manner, to purge the party of those
who had been loyal to Manickavasagam. In particular, he secured the fall of the late Manickavasagam’s
brother, Kandan, who held the position of MIC Youth leader. The rest is history, so till today samy rules the MIC.
THIS MAN HAS NOW PUT A "DATE TO HIS PAIN"
anwar said that on sept 16 pakatan rakyat will have the numbers to form the new government.
this is the first time a date has been set.
this may be the reason why our defacto and pm in waiting has gone down south to lands of the hornbills.
at least for the moment this may be a strategy to add more fuel to BN's weakened footing. psychological warfare is now appearing to be on the cards.
with PM badawai having to fend of calls to step down from his own party members, this will be an added pain in the butt...... keep rolling out the goodies PM
in a separate interview with AFP news anwar was confident that he can be PM in 3 years time.
anyway things will start rolling once the mp's are sworn in parliament on april 28...its all in the timing.
so we wait........until sep 16 then.
"One moment of patience may ward off great disaster".
" One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life".
FROM SUSAN LOONE :
Photo: An example of the endorsement from Mongolian NGOs sent to me by Shariibuu’s lawyer. Please circulate far and wide.
According to the New Straits Times today (malaysiakini, where are you?):
Shaariibuu Setev, Altantuya’s father, arrived in Kuala Lumpur yesterday with a representative of Mongolian non-governmental organisations. The NGO representative, who wanted only to be known as Muugi, said she represented some 20 46 (see inside) child and women rights organisations in her country. Both of them would be attending the trial today (NST).
Before the duo arrived in KL, the Mongolian NGOs have issued an appeal to International organisations to step up their campaign to seek justice for Altantuya beyond Malaysian borders.
Their appeal, a copy of which I’ve received, reads like this:
Sh. Altantuya was brutally murdered using military C4 explosives by security officers of the Malaysian government on the 19th of October 2006. The security officers facing trial now were personal body guards of Malaysia Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak. Sh. Altantuya was avisitor to Malaysia. She was there to meet Najib’s political ally and a political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda. The trial has been in progress since June 2007.
Sh. Altantuya was the mother of two boys. The children have been suffering from grave social and health issues since the loss of their mother. The murder has caused serious psychological trauma and further crises for the two boys in their daily lives. The youngest son suffers from peripheral nerve paralysis and his health continues to deteriorate daily.
We ask that Malaysia and the world that is watching to please not forget that Sh. Alatantuya cared for the health and social wellbeing of her two sons as well as her extended family before her untimely death.
The wellbeing and livelihoods of these two young boys must not be forgotten and we strongly encourage that care and acknowledgement of Sh. Altantuya’s sons be taken into consideration during this trial.
We are asking those who are aware of this case to join our struggle and demand a FAIR TRIAL. We should stand together in this issue of human rights and demand that the Malaysian authorities and judiciary NOT FORGET the livelihoods of these two children that have been devastatingly affected by the murder of their mother.
As the brutal murder of the Mongolian citizen took place in Malaysia’s territory and was committed by government special security guard, orphaning two young children, we demand that the Malaysian Government provide compensation for the loss of the breadwinner to the victim’s children, including support for living and medical treatment costs for the youngest son for the duration of his lifetime, in compliance with the United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power adopted by the General Assembly Resolution No. 40/34 in 1985.
Please write to the authorities listed below. Remind them of the government’s obligation under CEDAW and Child Right Convention to ensure equal protection of the law to women and children. Urge them to find ways to ensure that the case of the murder of Sh. Altantuya in Malaysia is appropriately investigated and punished, in particular, by prosecuting all the defendants.
Please call on authorities to bring justice by prosecuting the responsible defendant and not to forget to ensure compensation for the loss of the breadwinner to the victim’s children.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Kementerian Luar Negeri
Minister: Datuk Seri Rais Yatim
Deputy: Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum
Wisma Putra, 1 Jalan Wisma Putra, Precinct 2, 62602 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8887 4000, 03 887 4570 (After Hours/Emergency), Fax: 03 8889 1717
Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development
Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluaga & Masyarakat
Minister: Datuk Dr Ng Yen Yen
Deputy: Senator Noriah Kasnon
Aras 1-6, Blok E, Kompleks Pejabat Kerajaan Bukit Perdana, Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50515 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2693 0095, Fax: 03 2693 4982
Ministry of Defence
Minister: Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak
Deputy: Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop
Jalan Padang Tembak, 50634 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2071 1333, Fax: 03 2691 7217
Ministry of Rural & Regional Development
Kementerian Kemajuan Luar Bandar & Wilayah
Minister: Tan Sri Muhammad Mohd Taib
Deputy: Tan Sri Joseph Kurup
Deputy: Encik Joseph Entulu
Blok D9, Parcel D, Kompleks Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62606 Putrajaya
Tel: 03 8886 3500, Fax: 03 8889 2104
This urgent appeal was endorsed by:
1. Mongolian Women’s NGOs’ National Network
2. Mongolian National Network on Prevention from Child Abuse
3. ÅÑÐÀÒ- network
4. National Center Against Violence
5. Citizens’ Alliance Center
6. Center Human right and development
7. Sustainbale Development and Gender center
8. Pure Intention Women’s NGO
9. Gal Golomt Movement
10. Youth development Foundation
11. Image association
12. Women writers’ Tsagtsai association
13. Rural Women’s Development Foundation
14. Iveel association
15. Creative women’s association
16. Ulaanbaatar city’s Women’s consul
17. Princess center
18. Women and social progress association
19. Mongolian Democratic Socialist Association
20. Mongolian Nature and Women’s association
21. Mongolian Leadership foundation
22. Protecting citizens from Drug and Alcohol association
23. Urban ger districts’ development foundation
24. Woman caption foundation
25. Mongolian businesswomen’s association
26. Mongolian women’s lawyers association
27. Liberal Women’s Intellectual Foundation
28. Democratic women’s association
29. High educated women’s association
30. Ladies XXI century
31. Child and women’s development center
32. Motherland, family and women’s association
33. Women’s justice association
34. Green Gold
35. Disability citizens’ right center
36. Gender equal right center
37. Equal way center
38. ’Youth mind’’ Foundation
39. Mongolian child development and protection association’
40. Preventing and protecting child from violence
41. Mongolian professional social worker’s association
42. Child welfare and service “Gerelt” center
43. Development Nisora foundation
44. One world- adolescent center
45. Mongolian Youth Development foundation
46. Mongolian Volunteer Organizations’ network