Monday, September 29, 2008

Hillary Clinton: The Real face of a Politician

I always believe the world was not as what we seen. There are multiple layers and layers that cover the actual truth that we never thought it can be. While randomly surfing and looking over videos in YouTube, I found his video documentary is about the wrong doing from the presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. I don't really highly regards Hillary as a best choice for becoming the next President of United States America because of her bad track record on past and her attitude and cunning action during the democratic presidential campaign.

I don't really suggest the viewers to believe all what said in the documentary, but at least this is a wakeup call for all of us that a political motivated person cannot to be trusted fully. They might look good in appearance but ugly inside their heart and motivation.

Part 1/2

Part 2/2

Malaysia has its own political drama that can be read in the internet and main stream media from the Mahathir's high court judge, PM Abdullah Badawi's corruption, Najib's connection with Mongolian murder to Anwar's most controversial sodomy case. Many layers of truth and lies covers the truth and it is quite impossible to know the truth unless there are some people with the resource and the right motivation willingly to do so. Luck still on our side because most of this resource can be viewed in the internet and truth slowly slipping out to the general public.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

2008 America Presidential Debate and UMNO Presidential Race

I just finished reading the transcript of the Obama and John McCain presidential debate. I prefer to see it on video but i can't find a good link that can let me watched it without lagging, so i choose to read the transcript. To view it on youtube, please click the link below and continue from there.

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To make is short, i felt like watching a son and father debate. Obama, a new and eager motivated and filled with idea to run the country and John McCain, an old minded (conservative) person that think he right by experiences and regarding Obama as an inexperience chap. Reading from the transcript of the debate reminded me arguing with my parents, they just don't want to listen. I don't really know what Obama felt that time but if he ever got an argument with a hard headed old person, that what it will be felt.

I believe both candidate arguments were very good but i prefer Obama because his idea and strength believe to benefits the general Americans. Of course, there will be a large portion of American people that choose to be a conservative that choose to path with John McCain argument. In a long run, a liberal like Obama is the best choices for the American and the world generally unless the people voted to choose otherwise.

In another same parallel event in Malaysia, the UMNO presidential races are also going on. Unlike the presidential race in America, Malaysia power balances are focused at this main race based party. Whoever won the leadership in this party, will legally hold the top post of the power in Malaysia. Even if the Pakatan Rakyat becomes the government, there will always be rules to ensure the top power of the Malaysian government secured to the Malay and only to the Malay as multiracial party based leadership is a taboo unless changes happen in the mind of the community itself.

Many speculation describe that Anwar will be taking over the government in an unofficial fashion. I really want to see the changes in Malaysia, but i personally don't really want changes in this dishonorable fashion although most people this it is right to do so. I haven't seen any leader or any party yet that qualified and taking over the leadership of the country. Pakatan Rakyat look like to be a promising path to go but most of the people knew that it is not the perfect combination when racial based mentality still in the heart and mind of most of his leadership.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

How much you pay for your domestic helper?

I was reading the news at theStar online and saw the poll column below. I voted the third option that gave the Filipino domestic salary around 800 - 1000 ringgit. I clicked my choices and a bit surprised with the result.

Most Malaysian do not think that domestic helper should be getting a high paid. The more labor intense the work is the less it should paid. Many who have the luxury of hiring a maid don't really know the intensity of the work of the domestic helper. Today the domestic helpers do more chores and task a normal housewife.

The poll result point out to one thing, the disrespect of Malaysian to the domestic helper. This is another version of slavery in progress. I saw a younger domestic helper below the age of 18 and doing house chores and work that even the employee never did before at this age.

I believe domestic helper no matter from Indonesia or Philippine should deserve a higher pay due to the intense work they done. The government should be better care of the exploitation to the domestic helper from irresponsible agency and employee that underrate and abuse the domestic helper. Domestic helper should be treating with a full respect because they all are the same no matter the education and status.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sabah's 20 Point Agreement

On 16 September and 45 years ago, Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak joined in this day to create a Federation of Malaya. Today, only Sabah and Sarawak celebrate the Malaysia Day with a special holiday and no mention about it except the codename 916 by the Pakatan Rakyat to taken over the power from the BN ruling government.

It was discussed many times in the newspaper about the 20 Point Agreement, but few knew what really it is. I only knew few points myself and not remembered most of it after reading about it many years ago during last time this was discussed. Not until today, I surf and found this wikipedia entry that listed out the point but i can't really verify it because i can't verify it with the real document.

Basically the 20 points are:

Point 1: Religion

While there was no objection to Islam being the national religion of Malaysia there should be no State religion in North Borneo, and the provisions relating to Islam in the present Constitution of Malaya should not apply to North Borneo

Point 2: Language

* a. Malay should be the national language of the Federation
* b. English should continue to be used for a period of 10 years after Malaysia Day
* c. English should be an official language of North Borneo for all purposes, State or Federal, without limitation of time.

Point 3: Constitution

Whilst accepting that the present Constitution of the Federation of Malaya should form the basis of the Constitution of Malaysia, the Constitution of Malaysia should be a completely new document drafted and agreed in the light of a free association of states and should not be a series of amendments to a Constitution drafted and agreed by different states in totally different circumstances. A new Constitution for North Borneo (Sabah) was of course essential.

Point 4: Head of Federation

The Head of State in North Borneo should not be eligible for election as Head of the Federation

Point 5: Name of Federation

“Malaysia” but not “Melayu Raya”

Point 6: Immigration

Control over immigration into any part of Malaysia from outside should rest with the Central Government but entry into North Borneo should also require the approval of the State Government. The Federal Government should not be able to veto the entry of persons into North Borneo for State Government purposes except on strictly security grounds. North Borneo should have unfettered control over the movements of persons other than those in Federal Government employ from other parts of Malaysia into North Borneo.

Point 7: Right of Secession

There should be no right to secede from the Federation

Point 8: Borneanisation

Borneanisation of the public service should proceed as quickly as possible.

Point 9: British Officers

Every effort should be made to encourage British Officers to remain in the public service until their places can be taken by suitably qualified people from North Borneo

Point 10: Citizenship

The recommendation in paragraph 148(k) of the Report of the Cobbold Commission should govern the citizenship rights in the Federation of North Borneo subject to the following amendments:

* a) sub-paragraph (i) should not contain the proviso as to five years residence
* b) in order to tie up with our law, sub-paragraph (ii)(a) should read “7 out of 10 years” instead of “8 out of 10 years”
* c) sub-paragraph (iii) should not contain any restriction tied to the citizenship of parents – a person born in North Borneo after Malaysia must be federal citizen.

Point 11: Tariffs and Finance

North Borneo should retain control of its own finance, development and tariff, and should have the right to work up its own taxation and to raise loans on its own credit.

Point 12: Special position of indigenous races

In principle, the indigenous races of North Borneo should enjoy special rights analogous to those enjoyed by Malays in Malaya, but the present Malays’ formula in this regard is not necessarily applicable in North Borneo

Point 13: State Government

* a) the Prime Minister should be elected by unofficial members of Legislative Council
* b) There should be a proper Ministerial system in North Borneo

Point 14: Transitional period

This should be seven years and during such period legislative power must be left with the State of North Borneo by the Constitution and not be merely delegated to the State Government by the Federal Government

Point 15: Education

The existing educational system of North Borneo should be maintained and for this reason it should be under state control

Point 16: Constitutional safeguards

No amendment modification or withdrawal of any special safeguard granted to North Borneo should be made by the Central Government without the positive concurrence of the Government of the State of North Borneo

The power of amending the Constitution of the State of North Borneo should belong exclusively to the people in the state. (Note: The United Party, The Democratic Party and the Pasok Momogun Party considered that a three-fourth majority would be required in order to effect any amendment to the Federal and State Constitutions whereas the UNKO and USNO considered a two-thirds majority would be sufficient)

Point 17: Representation in Federal Parliament

This should take account not only of the population of North Borneo but also of its seize and potentialities and in any case should not be less than that of Singapore

Point 18: Name of Head of State

Yang di-Pertua Negara

Point 19: Name of State


Point 20: Land, Forests, Local Government, etc.

The provisions in the Constitution of the Federation in respect of the powers of the National Land Council should not apply in North Borneo. Likewise, the National Council for Local Government should not apply in North Borneo.

Looking at this point, i would like to refer to Point 7 as quote;

Point 7: Right of Secession

There should be no right to secede from the Federation

I really want it to be a typo, unless it written at the original documentation that technically seal the future faith of Sabah to the federation that when think about it not a good deal. Why do our past leader could sign and agreed on this point when it means "once you in, no way you out", unless the federal government got fade up with the state such as Singapore, they just need to kick them out.

After reading this 20 point agreement, i really felt that our previous leader was advocated in a very unfair agreement especially Point 7. Other point agreement was terribly violated and ignored due to our local leader failure to let the people know the and didn't put a fight over the violation by the UNMO controlled federal government.

Other legitimate discussion about the 20 Point Agreement was raised by the DAP Lim Kit Siang during the Ma Tzu statue controversy as i quote:

Point 1: Religion

While there was no objection to Islam being the national religion of Malaysia there should be no State religion in North Borneo, and the provisions relating to Islam in the present Constitution of Malaya should not apply to North Borneo.

If Point One of the Twenty-Points had been strictly and scrupulously observed, Sabahan and Malaysians would have been spared the many divisive issues which had polarized Sabahans and Malaysians – such as the confiscation of printed materials for Christians in Sabah because of the unconstitutional ban of the use of the word “Allah” by non-Muslims or the half-way stop-work order for the construction of the world’s tallest RM5 million Mazu statue in Kudat because of a fatwa by the Sabah mufti that it is haram in Islam to construct the Mazu statue.

source: Keynote Speech by Lim Kit Siang when launching the DAP Kadazan-Dusun-Murut (KDM) Declaration at a DAP KDM convention at Ruby Hotel, Kota Kinabalu on Saturday, 19th January 2008

With this point, i believe that Sabah is a socialist state within a federal coalition. This point is important to secure a free religion state to the people of Sabah not even when the majority of the people are muslim. The declaration of Malaysia constitution that stated Islam is the state religion doesn't mean it can interfere with the legal status quo of the nation. Attempt was made by some people to change the Malaysia civil law to a syariah law should be assumed as an attempt to revoke the federation coalition and Sabah and Sarawak should be excluded from the transformation and given the rights to renegotiate to reestablish back the federation coalition or not.

I personally think that Sabah can't really be an independent nation due to the mistake and ignorance that was done by the past leaders. If any chances that Sabah able to be an independent nation, there will be some other problem that needed to be solved. The first problem that will instantly be is the recognition from the Philippine Government and the Sulu Royalty to demand the return of this nation back to them. This will create a greater arm conflict that was long time infested in the provinces due to the overwhelming illegal that was rooted in this state.

The better solution for Sabah is to renegotiate the federation coalition with Malaya, and reconstitute this federation into a fair power sharing and economic wealth distribution that benefit fair and just among the coalition state. The Prime Minster post should be rotated between the federation states that only consisted between Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak with a time limit of term allowed. Malaya should be consider and was considered as one entity in the federal coalition and not the small states within the Malaya itself. If that so to recognize those small states, Sabah and Sarawak should have at least the same amount in total of states compared to Malaya to secure a fair representation of the federation.

I believe that Malaysia needs a new overhaul of its constitution problem due by loop hole and inconsistency that bring to the violation of the rights of the member state of this federation. In the meantime, Happy Malaysia Day!

Friday, September 12, 2008

September 11

I was watching the CNN that covering the memorial day honor the tragedy September 11. Many thing happen 7 years after the tragedy but I choose to a moment of silence and remembrance to those who were direct and indirect victim of this incident.

source and photo from wikipedia

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Not a Happy Day for Malaysian

I'm not happy in these few days. Abdullah Badawi who not happy about his lamb that not happy with the press that not happy with his speech during the election.

Everyone not happy about this. Najib said that he not happy too. This made the lamb not happy about it and it made some one not happy too.


Saturday, September 06, 2008

Blog Comment Post: Revolution of mind: Political intelligence

My comment to one of the blog post was reply in a fresh blog post. I would like to highlight my respond in my blog too so that i can share with other people to read. Comment only to the person blog that you choose to give comment.

My reply to revolution of mind: political intelligence by delasagos.

i don't really have argument with PKR and DAP using this issue for the political ammo. i glad that the PKR and DAP got their revolution and won some states in Malaya. i envy to the point that the malaya people really cooperate and push for the change and they did that, but so sad knowing sabah and sarawak still a strong hold of BN that full with political lies and corruption.

the "CHANGE" that inspired from the us presidential candidate barack obama influenced a bit to the outcome of the latest election result. when few states in malaya changed, sabah and sarawak not change at all. i believe the PR failed to change the sabah and sarawak not mainly caused by the money politic but the split between sabah and sarawak PKR and DAP representative. i saw few parliament district votes splits evenly between the PKR and DAP and BN won by small majority. if PKR and DAP not contested at the same parliament district, the PR can won few seats for sabah and sarawak parliament seats.

why not the sabah and sarawak PKR and DAP working together and distribute their representative one by one againts BN? at least they has a bigger MPs in parliament. even sabah and sarawak contribute big portion of the parliament seat, they're still look down by the malaya MP especially from UMNO. what gave them rights to insult the sabah and sarawak MPs when big portion of MPs come from sabah and sarawak. it is an insult to the sabah and sarawak MPs when the UMNO MPs demand a sign letter of loyalty "akujanji" only from sabah and sarawak MPs not to defect to PR.

i personally felt that sabah and sarawak MPs scared to fights for the well care of their states. they let the ultra UMNO flock them like a lamb and one day used as a sacrifices if necessary. sabah BN state government are a proxy of UMNO based rulling and has no power to decide the policy in sabah. to add more to the pain, i find it so ridiculous to see two malayan people anwar ibrahim and shubrey debated about something that they don't really belong as quote "as their (malay) heritage" about the oil. the sabah and sarawak oil was control by the federal government and coincidentally control by the ultra UMNO or BN.

the problem was, i find it disturbing to listen a wrong people fighting for a right issue. wrong people such as anwar ibrahim and jeffery kitingan those have the chance to make changes but didn't do anything until they were brought down. the same thing with our former prime minister mahathir mohamad. i find it hard to believe the 360 degree changes view he written in his blog. do you think he will write what he wrote if the government run in his favor? he wrote against the badawi government because badawi no longer protect his cronies and him. without his the protection from badawi, mahathir change leaves and distracted people looking at his bad previous thing he done by strongly attacking the badawi leadership and others.

this trend of change leaves and inconsistent among the ex-BN leader is a sickness and shouldn't allowed to be happen. i looking forward to see more new and fresh non ex-BN leader emerge into the sabah and sarawak political scene that can change the mentality of the people and fight for the rights and well care of the states. it is maybe a dream that will never come true but it is a good dream for us to dream about. ;)

It is a bit crude, i hope you all don't mind.


I discovered that some one is using my name to write a comment at another people's blog. I don't know what is the intention to do it but i believe it is not a good one.

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4. I will personally take court action against any person who ever trying to spread false impression about me or my business.