Thursday, 24 December 2009

Why I support KJ.


Let me say, IT HAS BEEN A WHILE.


Might be rusty, but then let’s see how this piece goes.


The previous I wrote was entitled, Khairy Jamaluddin – My Idol. And guess what, it’s true. Every word of it. Absolutely true.


For me, there are two types of bloggers in Malaysia. The first would be the ones who support a particular subject and the second; a ‘special group’ who only try their best to outshine figures and talk as if they know all the answers. Guess what you bloodsucking vampires – you people are laughing stocks! Or more to that, I’ll put it this way; like a lentil dish served with curry. The lentils dish will always be the unique one, it has to be served by itself.


I support Khairy Jamaluddin with all my heart. Just try to digest that fact.


I come from an island where the up is down and the down is up. It’s a place where dreams come true. I never, in a thousand years, thought I would be able to sit next to a person like Khairy Jamaluddin (KJ). But it happened, I actually wished for it. It came true.


So my fellow readers let me bore you with some truths.


Like I have been making my points known to some ‘brick walls’, when KJ was battling the no.1 youth post in the country everyone thought that it was a dead-end. Everybody was wrong.


And for most of that time, he went forward against great odds, the voice of progressivism in an avant-garde age. When people were getting tired of hearing about changes within, he kept on talking even though the tempo towards unpopularity was increasing.


So does it matter that KJ never made it to the cabinet at the most tempting moment? A good number of the similar post got ‘there’ but KJ didn’t. KJ and supporters like me remained hush hush and till now it’s still the same. Why? WE HAVE A GOOD LEADER! KJ is a good leader.


This is the atmosphere that all Malaysians should be born into. Respect. Or perhaps just try to have the Rukun Negara within all of us.


Being a gentlemen as what KJ is being and has always been for that manner, a lot of good votes are coming in. Votes that once left the country and the current ruling party is making Malaysia a change place and a better one where the votes from the youths are concerned.


More than his post, KJ shaped it into something real and enduring. A hard headed person like me who once yelled at a lecturer during college days, can sit down and listen to a whole lengthy speech and ponder upon it.


Hardly anybody talks about negative made-up issues about KJ like they used to except for the second group as I mentioned up above. And on other issues there could be no common ground.


Not anyone of us knows what ways a prophecy would turn out into. Yet KJ would create a plane from a folded piece of paper, designed to fly up north and tell the world that nothing is impossible if you have the right mind set for something.


It is true that KJ doesn’t have a record of businesses he has built, run, connected etc. or even a government he has run. For one thing he has been moving around a lot. Looking at the world from a different perspective, thank God for not setting those ‘gaudy’ sets where he visits. A person with a 1st class mind I’ve been looking for is right where we need him. The restlessness of his résumé is striking. Go check it out for yourself.


Yet after mentioning to this group of people what I think of KJ, they still ask me why do I support KJ. Annoyance at its best.


I wanted to write more, but then I would rather pause here and see what’s next in the world of blogosphere. Will the first group be known or the second group be evermore unique like a dish of lentils?


Let’s see.



Sameer Khan.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Khairy to Azmin: "Explain yourself"

SEREMBAN: Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin has called on Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Azmin Ali to explain an allegation over the purchase of RM8mil worth of shares by Malaysian Indian Youth Development Foundation chairman S.A. Vigneswaran.

"It is not wrong to buy shares, but an explanation is necessary as to how the purchase was financed. He must have an answer and an explanation, and we are waiting for the explanation," he told reporters after launching a consumer campaign to cultivate vegetable plots organised by Fomca at the Taman Tuanku Ja'afar community hall in Sungai Gadut near here on Saturday.
He was asked to comment on the allegation by Vigneswaran on the purchase of shares worth RM8 mil involving three individuals, including Azmin, in the early 1990s as reported in several newspapers.

Khairy, who is the Rembau MP, said he hoped that Azmin would not remain silent as the matter was linked to his credibility.

"The Barisan Nasional (BN) government has been accused of many things. As such, it is not wrong if we ask for the same form of accountability to be applied by the Opposition leaders," he said.

On Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim appointing PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the economic advisor to the state, Khairy said this showed the inability of the Selangor government to manage its own economy and being forced to appoint someone from outside. - BERNAMA

Thursday, 12 November 2009

KJ akan menunaikan ibadah haji bersama keluarganya pada 17 Nov 2009.

10 Nov – Kg Gadung Rembau, Majlis doa selamat dan bacaan Yasin berlangsung dalam suasana sederhana dan meriah di rumah Ketua Pemuda UMNO Malaysia bagi mendoakan agar perjalanan Sdr Khairy Jamaluddin ke tanah suci selamat dan semoga beliau dapat mengerjakan Haji Mabrur. Khairy akan berangkat ke Mekah bersama keluarga pada 17 hb Nov 2009. Majlis yang bermula pada jam 7 malam di mulakan dengan sembahyang maghrib.

Ramai ketua ketua Pemuda negeri, rakan-rakan Facebook terutamanya dr KJFC (Khairy Jamaluddin Fan Club) dan juga Pemuda UMNO yang turut hadir dalam majlis tersebut , Majlis berakhir pada jam 10 malam.KPMU mengucapkan Selamat jalan dan selamat mengerjakan ibadah Haji kepada Ketua Pemuda UMNO Malaysia bersama keluarga , semoga selamat berangkat dan selamat kembali.

Kepada YB KJ dan keluarga yang turut menunaikan ibdadah haji tahun ini kami doakan agar selamat berangkat dan selamat kembali.

Amin

















- Courtesy of prokhairy.com

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Cadang wujudkan Bank Belia.


KUALA LUMPUR 14 Okt. - Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO meminta kerajaan menyediakan beberapa inisiatif khas untuk golongan muda menjelang pembentangan Bajet 2010 antaranya mewujudkan Bank Belia atau Bank Pemuda bagi menggalakkan golongan itu terlibat dalam bidang keusahawanan.

Ketuanya, Khairy Jamaluddin berkata, langkah itu perlu kerana kumpulan terbabit kini berhadapan dengan masalah kekurangan pekerjaan yang menuntut pihak pemerintah menyegerakan usaha menyelesaikan masalah mereka.

Melalui bank berkenaan katanya, pihak kerajaan boleh menyalurkan pinjaman khas kepada mereka terutama bagi mengatasi masalah modal perniagaan di peringkat permulaan.

''Selain itu ia turut menggalakkan penyertaan mereka di sektor-sektor baru yang berteknologi tinggi dan mempunyai nilai tambah kepada ekonomi.

''Selain itu cadangan inisiatif khas itu juga melibatkan usaha menawarkan peluang-peluang pekerjaan yang lebih luas serta berkualiti tinggi terutama di sektor-sektor strategik seperti perkhidmatan, teknologi maklumat dan bioteknologi,'' katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian dalam ucapan dasarnya pada Persidangan Perwakilan Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) di sini hari ini.

Ucapan yang bertajuk Di Persimpangan Jalan Perjuangan itu disampaikan di hadapan 795 perwakilan dari seluruh negara.

Turut hadir Naib Ketua Pemuda, Datuk Razali Ibrahim dan barisan Exco pergerakan itu.
Khairy berkata, melalui inisiatif khas berkenaan kerajaan harus menambahkan peluang pekerjaan untuk pelajar lepasan aliran teknikal dan vokasional.

Dalam ucapan dasarnya itu, beliau turut menarik perhatian perwakilan mengenai nasib golongan muda yang baru memulakan hidup berkeluarga.

''Pemuda juga prihatin dengan nasib golongan muda yang baru sahaja memulakan hidup berkeluarga.

''Sudah tentu mereka ini baru bekerja dan dalam masa sama mempunyai pelbagai tanggungan termasuklah membantu ibu bapa dan membayar pinjaman pendidikan,'' katanya.

Justeru beliau berkata, pihak Pemuda mencadangkan beberapa langkah yang wajar diberikan perhatian oleh kerajaan antaranya menubuhkan tabung untuk pinjaman perumahan dengan kadar faedah terendah.

Melalui langkah itu kata beliau, ia akan membolehkan golongan muda yang baru berkahwin mampu memiliki rumah sendiri.

''Antara langkah lain ialah memberi diskaun istimewa untuk kereta nasional kepada mereka yang mempunyai anak pertama dan baru memiliki kereta.

''Pemuda juga ingin mencadangkan supaya kerajaan memperuntukkan RM200 bagi anak pertama setiap keluarga sebagai simpanan permulaan Tabung Skim Simpanan Pendidikan Nasional,'' katanya.

Selain itu kata Khairy, langkah tersebut turut meliputi tawaran baucer membeli barangan keperluan asas bayi seperti susu dan lampin.

''Pemuda berharap kerajaan dapat menimbang dan memberi perhatian kepada langkah-langkah yang dicadangkan itu.

''Pemuda percaya dengan gerak kerja dan khidmat berterusan insya-Allah BN akan dapat memenangi hati dan sokongan generasi muda yang merupakan aset penting kepada negara,'' katanya.
- taken from prokhairy.com

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

UMNO Youth Chief Keynote Address - UMNO General Assembly 2009




At The Crossroads of our cause.

Yang Berbahagia Permanent Chairman
Yang Berbahagia Deputy Permanent Chairman
Yang Amat Berbahagia Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, former President of Umno
Representatives from the Supreme Council
Yang Amat Berhormat Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir
Yang Berhormat Datuk Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Yang Berbahagia Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim
Yang Berhormat Datuk Razali Ibrahim, Deputy Leader of Umno Youth Malaysia
Executive Committee Members of Umno Youth Malaysia
Leaders of UmnoYouth at the state level
Delegates and Observers


Praise be to almighty Allah, for it is through His Grace and Will that Umno Youth is gathered here on this blessed morning to meet our obligations as stipulated in the party constitution.

In keeping with the spirit of Syawal, Umno Youth at both national and state levels wish Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin to all, should anything have been said or done that caused hurt. Personally, too, I would like to seek forgiveness for whatever wrongdoings committed in the past. This moment here, represents the best opportunity for us to put all that unites us, above all that divides us, to begin anew and move forward in service of our nation and people.

At this auspicious occasion too, I have the great privilege of representing the entire Umno Youth movement in recording our utmost appreciation to our former party President, YAB Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and our movement’s former leader, YB Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, for all their contributions – not merely as leaders but as great-hearted individuals who passed on the torch to the new generation.

Delegates, You have assuredly come today, with great commitment towards our party’s cause. It is only right that we, as mere mortals, reflect on the great responsibilities bestowed upon us as leaders and representatives in this hall. The reason for our presence, in body and spirit, is not to further individual interests. Rather we are here, grounded in our faith in Allah SWT, and the belief in the institutions of Umno and Umno Youth, that have borne the struggles for the advancement of our nation and people – overcoming countless challenges in steering through history.

Our commitment and steadfastness towards our cause is firmly entrenched in the fundamentals of our religion. Allah SWT reminds us about the value of steadfastness as well as the importance of holding on to unity and the teachings of our religion.

Allah SWT commands in Surah Al Maidah, verse 2: “…help you one another in AlBirr and AtTaqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, for Allah is severe in punishment.”

It is with this consciousness that Umno Youth has congregated now for sixty years. Allah SWT did not unite us to do wrong, or to cause destruction to mankind. Instead, we are brought together through politics to serve Allah and do right by our Ummah and nation – performing a duty as commanded by Allah SWT in Surah Az Zariyat, ayat 56:

“And I created the jinns and men, only for them to worship Me”

The aim of our politics must be grounded on this divine consciousness. This is where we plant our deeds by striving for a noble purpose, through the dimensions and processes of politics. For here lies the meaning as well as the foundation of our noble cause in advocating and advancing our religion, people and nation.

Delegates, Umno Youth is at a crossroads, a critical juncture of our cause. The choice we make will decide the party’s fate come the 13th General Elections – a battle for nothing less than the survival of Umno and the Barisan Nasional. The Opposition Alliance will attempt to deliver a deathblow to us after denying us a two-thirds majority in Parliament and emerging victorious in five states during the last General Elections. Umno and the Barisan have only three years to prove to the electorate that we remain the best option to lead and administrate the country – the best in fulfilling the aspirations of all Malaysians.

The current challenge requires wisdom for us to manage a political scene very different from what we have been accustomed to. We are faced with an electorate far more educated and exposed to the wider world. Voters now are more able to draw comparisons between Malaysia and other countries when it comes to both political culture and achievements. Many of these voters are young. This generation cannot be expected to support us based on the notion that they should be grateful to Umno and BN. Such an approach may have worked in the past, but today’s generation wants to know what Umno and BN can do, and not what it has done.

Most certainly, the political landscape has been transformed with freer information flows, either via conventional channels or new media. The country’s modernization – with sophisticated infrastructure such as broadband and mobile communication – has not only increased our country’s economic productivity but also had an effect on political maturity and consciousness.

Such is the current environment – freer, more open, young, educated and cosmopolitan. Political methods must also change to reflect this shift. The challenging climate, coupled with the limited time at hand, necessitates that we work and move relentlessly – our survival depends on the outcome of the 13th GE.

With that in mind, despite the fact that it has only been six months since Umno Youth’s leadership contests, we have already taken steps towards party rejuvenation and rehabilitation. In April, the Exco (executive council) lineup at the national level as well as state Umno Youth leadership participated in a retreat in Janda Baik in April, the result of which saw us emerge with a shared vision.

In line with the political challenges of today, Umno Youth has taken a comprehensive approach by arranging its Exco and Secretariat lineup to be more responsive to the younger generation, engaging all target segments. This approach cuts across geographical boundaries and social groupings – from young workers and professionals in urban and rural areas, to students of all ages.

These are all examples of how Umno Youth will operate to capture the hearts of young people. We cannot rely on hollow rhetoric, nor should we be akin to circus lions, roaring for no good reason. Granted, rhetoric may capture momentary media attention, but in order to win support, we must focus on issues that actually matter to the people – welfare issues such as calamities, natural disasters, poverty, public safety, health, education and housing.

The younger generation also hopes for thought leadership from Umno Youth – I am proud to say that in numerous debates, speeches, televised forums and other channels, Umno Youth has been at the frontline representing Umno and BN.

Early signs indicate that this approach is paying off, with acceptance towards Umno and BN amongst young people on the rise. Data from the results of recent by-elections show that – due much to your own efforts – in Manek Urai, support from young voters increased across all polling streams. In Bagan Pinang last week, that trend became even more pronounced when BN won the election with a larger majority than before. Who says young people are distancing themselves from our cause? This recent victory strengthens our resolve and spirits – Umno is still relevant and can remain the voice of the Malay struggle, especially for the younger generation.

That said, we cannot rest on our laurels, much less gloat. These initial achievements should act as a stimulant – with the right strategy and appropriate approach suited to the youths of today, the young voters that many say were almost impossible for BN to get on its side, can in fact be won over. Umno Youth has been tasked with this segment of the electorate, to turn their support to BN – for the younger generation, we serve as the contact point to our party.

As such, Umno Youth must perform a generational transformation in our approach. With that awareness, I introduced five pillars as a foundation to Umno Youth’s transformation. They are: Unity, Principled, Inclusive, Relevant and Proactive – underlining a new philosophy for our movement to achieve the goal of winning the support of the younger generation.

The pillar of “Unity” tells us that our strength lies in solidarity and collective efforts, grouping all members of Umno Youth under a common cause. “Principled”, on the other hand, refers to Umno Youth’s unyielding stance when dealing with the fundamental tenets of the party’s struggle: to protect the position of Islam, the Malay people, and the Malay language. “Inclusive” informs the nature of our activities, which must reach out beyond traditional party boundaries and cut across racial and religious lines.

“Relevant” denotes that our programs, mediums of outreach and communication, political language and information channels have to suit the target segments. The final pillar, “Proactive”, refers to the self-imposed standards of our work ethic, where in matters that concern the welfare of the people especially, all plans and actions must be carried out without having to wait for instructions. We must avoid chronic problems that can be exploited by the Opposition for its own political gains.

Delegates, Based on these pillars, we will answer the call of 1Malaysia that prioritises performance for the people. With this, I propose a set of performance indicators to act as guidelines to all of Umno Youth’s work. Further, these indicators will assist in evaluating the accomplishments of both Umno Youth leaders and members.

The performance indicators that we must instill into our movement are as follows: [i] Increasing the membership base of Umno, specifically increasing the number of young people joining the party.

[ii] Registering party members as voters in their respective constituencies.

[iii] Establishing relationships between Umno Youth and opinion shapers amongst the younger generation – members of the intelligentsia, young professionals, writers, religious figures and educators.

[iv] Winning the message war, especially in the cyber world which has become the platform for modern-day political communications.

[v] And the final indicator, that will best evaluate the performance of Umno Youth, is increasing votes of young people for BN, and winning the young voter polling streams in elections.

The set of performance indicators is in line with the agenda of party rejuvenation.

Delegates, Another step taken to that end is the proposed amendments to the party constitution – as mooted by our President during the last General Assembly.

Umno Youth welcomes the efforts led by YB Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein as Chairman of the Constitution Amendment Committee, which has proposed a number of changes premised on the goal of empowering more Umno members to determine party leadership at the highest level. The amendments will simplify the process of joining the party and also minimise barriers for members to contest for party positions, at once making Umno more inclusive.

Umno Youth gives its full support to the proposed amendments which will be tabled tomorrow, at our Extraordinary General Assembly, in the hopes that they will be passed, especially because they would implicitly give recognition to young people in the party. I never fail to remind myself of the fact that it is in the party branches nationwide that the seeds of Umno’s struggle are sown in the hearts of young Malays. I am thus happy to report of an important proposal – that we must unanimously support – which recognises Leaders of Umno Youth at the branch level as automatic delegates to the divisional annual general meetings. Giving voice to Umno Youth grassroots will only serve to empower the movement nationally.

The constitutional amendments, if passed, would further bring changes to the party at large whereby elections for the highest posts in the party shall be carried out at divisional level. Hence, the power and privilege to elect leaders will no longer remain solely in the hands of 2,600 delegates to the General Assembly, but be extended to over 140,000 members nationwide.

These measures are timely and much welcomed by Umno Youth and we hope that they will act as a precursor to more substantial changes in the future, to better reflect Umno’s profile as a grassroots party that is truly open and democratic. It is our hope this new system will run smoothly so that one day, the right of suffrage will be in the hands of all members. One Member, One Vote. This is the true value of membership – the ability to elect party leaders should be seen as fundamental in party politics.

Another issue that will affect Umno Youth is in the matter of party membership. We have received numerous complaints about how painstakingly difficult and troublesome it is for young people to simply become a member of the party. With the passing of the constitutional amendments tomorrow, applications to join Umno can not only be received and signed off by Branch Heads, but also by Umno Youth Branch Leaders. We must not squander the privilege extended to us all. Let us double our efforts towards winning the hearts of young people. I reiterate the need for us to lend our full support to the proposed amendments that will be tabled tomorrow.

Delegates, Whilst changes to the party constitution involve matters relating to young people who are members of Umno, as an inclusive party we must also strive to be the voice of the younger generation within and outside the party. This is what ”people-friendly” should mean in Umno Youth.

Among the issues faced by young people, especially the many who migrate to urban areas, are employment opportunities, housing and lack of civic participation. We cannot deny that many in the younger generation are given ample education opportunities by the Government, leading them to obtain degrees, diplomas or at the very least, certificates. However, when they fail to gain employment, we often hear allegations that seem to blame young people themselves – for a supposed lack in intelligence, poor communication skills and low confidence. It is incumbent upon us to seek ways to solve the problems they face.

Therefore, in the lead-up to the tabling of the 2010 Budget, Umno Youth would like to put forward a list of initiatives for the government to consider, specifically geared to the needs of young people as an important feature of the Budget. They are:

[i] Increased job opportunities, especially in strategic sectors like service, information technology and bio-technology;

[ii] Life-long training opportunities to increase skills, such as mastery of international languages and the latest technologies;

[iii] Special loan facilities for young entrepreneurs, especially at the start-up level to encourage participation in new sectors, which are high-tech, and possess value-adding qualities;

[iv] Support for volunteers and community welfare advancement efforts; and

[v] Increasing opportunities to ensure that graduates from the technical and vocational streams can be given ample employment.

Simultaneously, Umno Youth is also concerned with the unique issues faced by those who have only recently begun working and started families of their own, with numerous responsibilities to bear, including paying off study loans and looking after ageing parents. Umno Youth would thus like to propose the following measures to be considered by the Government:

[i] Setting up a fund for housing loans with the lowest interest rates for the first few years upon marriage so that newlyweds can afford to purchase a home;

[ii] Granting a special discount for national cars to first-time parents who have yet to own a car;

[iii] Providing RM200 for the firstborn of all families as an initial deposit to the National Education Savings Scheme Fund.

[iv] Offering vouchers to parents with infants to purchase necessities such as milk and diapers.

Umno Youth hopes that the Government will give the necessary attention to these proposals. We believe that with consistent service to the community, God-willing BN can capture the support of the younger generation – the asset and hope of our country’s future.

Delegates, People are now faced with the choice between two political fronts: Barisan Nasional, which has developed the country to its current heights, or the opposition coalition which continues to divide the people. It is our responsibility to expose the true colours of the opposition – that they are no true coalition and are not bound by any shared principle. What exists is merely a casual relationship, void of any moral principle, genuine affinity or mutual respect. They are a coalition willing to be in cahoots merely to topple the Barisan Nasional Government, dreaming of Putrajaya.

Recent incidents since the 12th GE indicate that there is no sincerity of struggle in the opposition coalition. It would not be a stretch for me to contend that the DAP holds the reins. PAS steered away from its original core when the Islamic State ceased to be a key party agenda.

PAS no longer dares to speak up, much less criticize PKR and DAP on numerous matters. PAS is also no longer sensitive to issues that used to be central to their cause, such as the proposal of utilising zakat funds for the state administration of Selangor. This suggests that PAS is willing to sacrifice fundamental principles in its negotiations with DAP, all in the name of politics. Should that be the case now, there is no guarantee that PAS would not also sacrifice the country should it come to power.

If DAP is most powerful, we should ask: who is DAP, really? Masking its almost mono-racial character with the chimera of a multi-racial platform – when in truth, DAP’s priorities are unmistakably racial. After 40 years of Lim Kit Siang being a Parliamentarian, the opening of one Malay branch was deemed fit to shout about, as though it was an astounding achievement. DAP is multi-racial only in name, for its actual agenda is couched in racist sentiment.

PKR, on the other hand, is a party void of any ideological underpinning and instead revolves around the glorification of a man named Anwar Ibrahim. What is the crux of PKR’s struggle, or are they like their partners who yearn for power above all else? After all, if it is justice and anti-corruption that they are fighting for, then PKR should look to its own leader. Anwar Ibrahim has manipulated a section of the Malaysian populace with rhetoric, as though he is clean, pure, a beacon of integrity, while branding Umno leaders as corrupt, voracious and racist.

But Anwar Ibrahim should be mindful of his past deeds, for we surely have not forgotten. Switching to the opposition does not absolve him of his sins. As the pot calling the kettle black, Anwar’s past will shadow him no matter where he manoeuvres in the political arena.

Anwar tries to position himself as many things: the voice of the marginalised, a champion of Islam, the Malays and human rights. But is this truly Anwar Ibrahim, or is his political struggle motivated solely by personal ambitions? Anwar may have succeeded in deceiving some members of the younger generation who never really knew his true nature – a political chameleon who changes colour according to season. But Umno and Umno Youth most certainly remember the real Anwar, and we will ensure that this forked-tongue teller of tales will never make it in his quest to Putrajaya.

Delegates, BN was formed in the spirit of brotherhood and an accord to uphold the Federal Constitution and the fundamentals of our nationhood. This is the shared platform that exists in BN. But the opposition coalition has no such shared understanding, apart from the desire to wrest control of the Federal Government – even then, we still have no idea who would be made Prime Minister should the opposition take over. In forming what appeared to be a Shadow Cabinet, they took a safe and evidently only option of naming three members to each cabinet portfolio, for unlike our party, they have not reached an understanding in the question of power sharing which has been tried and tested in BN.

Unlike BN too, the opposition coalition is not grounded by principles – they do not uphold even the Constitution. This is evident in DAP’s relentless attack on the position of our rulers, the Malay language and Islam, whilst its partners PAS and PKR not only watch idly, but in fact cast aside basic principles of this nation.

We must continue to expose the opposition’s dirty tactics. We have never been afraid of them; it is they who actually fear us. They fear the leadership of YAB Datuk Seri Najib. Without new ideas that benefit the people, they are left with little more than political tactics that instigate trouble and manufacture despair.

The opposition is worried that the people will have a long memory of the cruelty suffered by the residents of Kampung Buah Pala. They fear their yet unfulfilled electoral promises of giving RM1,000 to each child in Selangor offered a place in university and reducing assessment tax by 20 percent, will come back to haunt them. In essence, they their lies, trickery and propaganda will finally be revealed to the people.

Brothers, let us stand united in exposing them for what they are. We must defeat an opposition bent on playing a dangerous game, willing to put everything on the line in its lust for power. We will never allow the Barisan Nasional government to be defeated by parties that in fact, undermine each other and possess no sincerity in their struggle. The opposition have no qualms in legitimizing wrongs and ignoring truths in the greed for power.

Delegates, We now see that the concept of 1Malaysia introduced by the President has succeeded in capturing the imagination of young people across the country. 1Malaysia is most appropriate in a time when the populace is hungry for a political vision based on the idea of unity and performance for the people. Guided by the spirit of 1Malaysia, Umno Youth has to abide by a new mission that will be the foundation of Umno Youth’s contemporary struggle. This is our new mission: to win the support of all Malaysians, and not just the Malays. In our words, agenda and strategy, Umno Youth must operate based on this new mission – giving hope to all Malaysian regardless of race, religion and background.

Umno, as BN’s biggest party must embrace a vision that demonstrates our leadership credentials – a leadership that is comprehensive, inclusive and national. This calls for courage because it requires us to shift away from our comfort zones of a communal party perspective to a more holistic political consciousness, which incorporates all.

I mention courage too, because we are now at a crossroads of our cause, where we can choose to remain on the same path with the same style and methods. We can continue with the chest-thumping rhetoric, warning other races never to challenge this or that. This option is easy, and may promise a measure of popularity within the party. But, we must ask ourselves, is this what Malaysians – Malays included – really want from Umno, especially when the President is bringing the message of unity through the concept of 1Malaysia? For the 21st century Umno Youth, the courageous choice is to position ourselves as the pioneers of national unity through the spirit of 1Malaysia.

Some may hold that it is the President who should carry a national message, whilst Umno Youth should carry on with what is familiar. But if we choose to do so, the people will view Umno as a party in disarray, hypocrites, without a consistent ideology for the people and electorate. And in the era of technology, which can expose any duplicity, we will be judged as a party that does not practise what it preaches. This means the entire institutions of party and government must be on the same page, carrying a consistent message. In this new context, do we want the President to speak about a transformation – removing barriers between races and communities – whilst Umno Youth stubbornly refuses to change, and instead, continues to voice something different from the President?

A change to this new path does not mean we forego the Malay agenda. Umno and Umno Youth will always fight for the Malays – protecting the status of Islam, the Malay rulers and the Malay language. These are the core elements of Umno’s struggle that will never dissipate from our agenda. However, we must pursue these things based on two principles: justice and compassion, especially when dealing with other races. This compass will underline our national agenda that is grounded not in the narrow concept of Malay dominance, but on the concept of Malay leadership – magnanimous as well as both just and compassionate.

In truth, if we were to look back at the history of Umno and BN’s leadership, the two principles of justice and compassion are firmly entrenched in our nation’s politics. Umno and BN have demonstrated the ability to fight for the welfare of all Malaysians. For example, the agenda of poverty alleviation is not premised on the basis of race alone, but is instead extended to all Malaysians who are less fortunate. Thus, grounded on a political foundation respected by all, the change and rejuvenation we need is for Umno and the Malays to be consistent in our national leadership for all Malaysians.

That all of society should be represented and respected is not only something considered a universal right; it comes also from our own religion. Umno as a governing party in BN often takes inspiration from Islam to guide its policies – for instance, the principle in Islam Hadhari that guarantees the protection of minority rights. Thus, there should be nothing strange in Malays also fighting for Malaysians as a whole. In fact, when we respect the beliefs of others, they too will better respect ours. Allah SWT commands in Surah Al An’am, verse 108:

“And insult not those who worship besides Allah, lest they insult Allah wrongfully without knowledge.”

Some may wonder if we should fight for other communities if they question our position as Malays. It is here that out leadership credentials will be tested. As the group of people given the responsibility and privilege to lead, Malays cannot simply follow the common beat – that would not be leadership. Instead, as leaders, Malays must rise above and go the extra mile. Only then will we have the ability to lead and be acknowledged as leaders who have wider recognition. This is another example of Malay leadership that I spoke of – a leadership that is just and compassionate, and accepted by all.

Delegates, The shift towards a more sound, national Malay leadership can best be achieved if Malays themselves make the leap to a political struggle based on a civilisational confidence. Civilisational confidence means as Malays, we are confident of our own ability to move forward, setting out a vision for success without being afraid of our own shadow. This is our generation’s challenge.

I speak of a generational challenge because for too long, Malays and Umno have been caught in a mindset that is negative and overly defensive. We feel as though we are constantly under siege, and all our efforts appear to be channeled towards protecting the Malay special position. I urge Malays, beginning with the youth, to get out of this siege mentality. Undeniably, we consider Article 153, which guarantees the special position of Malays and bumiputras as sacrosanct. However, if we scratch beneath the surface, we would find that it is almost impossible for Article 153 to be stripped from the Constitution, as it would require the approval of two-thirds of Parliament. And in the improbable situation were this to occur, it would still require consent from the Council of Rulers. This should serve as a reminder that realistically, our special position as stipulated in the Constitution cannot possibly be changed.

But consider this: Article 153 in itself does not guarantee progress and development for the Malays. Constitutional provisions do not make us ‘special’ or extraordinary, it is the performance and achievements of Malays that will determine if we are.

Rights and privileges of the Malays are important. But more important is how the Malays are empowered in order to truly succeed. What is needed is a new dimension to our cause so that the economic share and status of Malays can be advanced, consistent with the spirit of Malay empowerment we must collectively pursue. Umno and the Malays as a whole must move away from a defensive setting, where we assume that our rights are under threat, to a people equipped with our own civilisational confidence – carving a vision of progress for the future. This is the new Malay dilemma – the generational question of our time which must be addressed: are we going to defend symbols for their sake, or are we bold and courageous enough to accept the reality that there needs to be a change in both vision and mechanisms to see Malays forge ahead? I believe the answer lies in the latter.

I believe this new vision is also one held by the President, who for example, recently abolished the 30 percent bumiputra equity requirement for companies going for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on Bursa Malaysia. Most certainly, the President made this decision not because of a lack of commitment to the Malay agenda, but because the “30 percent” mechanism has failed to achieve its original aims.

The President himself mentioned that from RM54bil worth of shares given to bumiputras through this mechanism, only RM2bil remains – sold for a quick profit. Thus proving that there are symbols and mechanisms we have defended in the past, which have not succeeded in their objectives.

It is significant that when the President abolished the said Bumiputera equity requirement, he introduced Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas) as an investment institution that can encourage the growth of high-potential Bumiputera companies. This is the shift pioneered by the President – channeling adequate assistance to deserving and talented Malays. There is no preoccupation with symbolic mechanisms that only serve to stifle competitiveness of the Malays and give us a false sense of confidence without a meaningful contribution towards genuine Malay economic development.

Fulfilling the vision for our community’s advancement would require the confidence to accept competition based our own on merit and abilities. Let us not speak of meritocracy between races if we cannot first practise it within our own community. As members of the younger generation, we must avoid the culture of destroying budding talents before they are realised. It would be a great shame if, motivated by jealousy, we work to bring down Malays with potential for our own twisted pleasure. We must rid ourselves of envy and resentment towards other Malays. Instead, we should assist and encourage each other towards success. This is the meaning of ”civilisational confidence” – we fear not our own shadow.

My dream is to one day see local institutions of higher education filled with Malays not because of quotas, but because Malays are there based on merit. Whilst we protect the quotas now, let us not forget that they are only supposed to aid us, and not be a lifeline for the Malays unto perpetuity. The Malay vision is not about defending quotas indefinitely, but to stand proud seeing Malays succeed on their own strengths.

There is no reason to be pessimistic about our own potential – the confidence to accept more open competition already exists in our cultural DNA. Are we going to stand here and claim that history has never demonstrated the Malays as hardworking and able to overcome challenges to accomplish goals? Simply look at Malay proverbs, which encourage perseverance, diligence, thriftiness, as well as responsiveness to challenges and the world around, such as:

Kalau tak dipecahkan ruyung manakan dapat sagunya Sabar penghilang penat, tekun pembawa dekat Rajin bekerja mudah belanja Cermat masa banyak, jimat masa sedikit Cicir dipungut, hilang dicari Dalam berselam, cetek bertimba

Such a vision and shift also calls for courage from the Malays to look ahead, with the self-confidence and self-belief to achieve progress. As the youths of our time, ours is the generation that can make that change. Ours is the generation that can insist that we have had enough! Enough of putting down our own race. Enough of being crippled by the illusion that says Malays are slow, Malays are lazy, Malays are stupid. Ours is the generation that can stand up to the challenge by saying that Malays are no longer afraid to face the outside world because Malays are not slow, Malays are not lazy, Malays are not stupid. On the contrary, Malays are a majestic people – intelligent and multi-talented. Malay youths of this generation must lead our community out of this crippling mindset that has eroded our self-belief, towards progress and development in the future – this is our struggle.

Bangunlah Bangsaku

Apalah erti omongan jika lekang dengan tindakan; Harapan berkecai bak debu berterbangan jika tidak diampuh peranan; Puas sudah gurindam dilagu, merungkai mengupas belenggu bangsaku; Laungan dan panji-panji menggegar jiwa, jumud dan kaku, makin sayup merintih sayu;

Namun aku pasti; Fajar kini menyingsing lagi; Menyingkap tirai membawa harapan seribu erti; Namun menjajikan kegelapan kepada yang dengkal Alpa dan iri hati; Justeru bangunlah bangsaku; Penuh kesedaran dalam kematangan Disuntik azam baru; Gembelingkan tenaga, berpadu, kita teguh bersatu; Perwajakan hati, perkasakan diri Sedia kita tempuh segala seteru; Kerana masa beredar dan bumi berputar Memungkinkan perubahan yang tidak menentu,

Justeru bangunlah bangsaku yang mapan dan berdikari, Dibawah laungan 1Malaysia Agar kita duduk sama rendah, kita berdiri lebih tinggi, Agar jiwa bangsaku yang bermaruah Tidak ditindas, tidak dihina, tidak perlu merintih lagi; Mengibar panji di puncak ekonomi Bukan lagi suatu mimpi;

Bangunlah bangsaku Jangan kita tersungkur lagi; Sejarah hitam jangan kita ulangi Cukuplah hanya sekali;

Bangunlah bangsaku; Perjuangan ini kita isi, kita galas, kita tunjangi; Biar anak-anak kita tidak malu untuk mengakui; Bahawa hasil perjuangan ayahnya bangga dikecapi; Maruah bangsanya megah diwarisi.

Bangunlah…..bangunlah bangsaku; Bangunlah bersama negaraku.


Delegates, Let us, as Umno Youth leaders, stand behind our President and Deputy President, let us all defend the government which has stood the test of time, overcoming many barriers and challenges, without ever sacrificing its basic principles of struggle. The government that has been with us through good times and bad, that has worked tirelessly to develop this nation, without having to dish out false promises simply to be in power.

Let us wake up to the fact that we are at a crossroads of our cause. This is the moment we, as members of the young generation, unite to steer our struggle towards glory and distinction – towards a great civilisation. Stand all, and answer the call, bring hope, meet our obligations in the name of our religion, people, and country.

Hidup UMNO! Hidup UMNO! Hidup UMNO!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Be brave.

To learn to walk, we must risk falling over.
To make a dollar, we must risk losing it.
In loving and caring, we risk breaking our hearts.
Getting a job is a risk.
Crossing the road is a risk.
Eating in the restaurant is a risk.
Starting a family is a risk.
Life is a risk.
Winners take more risk than losers.
That is why winners win so much.
- Michael Ng on Facebook.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

The Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. (Khutbah Terakhir Nabi Muhammad SAW)

"Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds."

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the 'Uranah valley of Mount Arafat' (in Mecca).

After praising, and thanking God he said:


"O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. God has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity. God has judged that there shall be no interest and that all the interest due to Abbas ibn 'Abd'al Muttalib (Prophet's uncle) shall henceforth be waived...

Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God's trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

O People, listen to me in earnest, worship God, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.

All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember, one day you will appear before God and answer your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and my example, the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray.

All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O God, that I have conveyed your message to your people".

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Khairy Jamaluddin - Working to Provide Stewardship.

It is common knowledge these days that Khairy Jamaluddin’s most notorious enemies are not outside the party, but rather are made up of individuals within the party.

The Party President who seems hell bent on gaining support back for UMNO is being sabotaged by these individuals on many fronts, individuals whose only interest is to replace KJ with their candidate of choice as Ketua Pemuda, they are equally hell bent on dogging KJ everywhere he goes and making sure that he fails in bringing back support for UMNO and the Barisan Nasional, adding to Datuk Seri Najib’s growing headaches.

These self-absorbed critics fail to realize that the reality is that their candidates are not those of the younger generation who want too see a new breed of leaders who provide stewardship rather than those who can only lead or be led by the nose kind of politicians.

The reality is that these guys who aspire and work hard to bring down one of their own are actually individuals who have no love for the party. They wait for opportunities to whack KJ without any consideration for the damage they wreck on the party.

The current obsession among this group of saboteurs of UMNO and KJ is to attempt to paint KJ as working hand in glove with the opposition. They try to paint this picture by alluding to the issues that KJ has been championing for example the setting of Royal Commission and a review of the ISA. All issues I might point out which has been well received by Dato Seri Najib.

We live in the 21st century, where worldwide there is a longing for politicians who are able to rise to the occasion and go beyond party boundaries when required and when the need is urgent.
Dato Seri Najib recognizes this and why political parties worldwide are changing to respond to the growing number of young people who want to affect the political system. These young people want to see politicians who are able to do and say the rights things and not just follow the party line.

These young people have a different set of ‘KPI’s’ from which they judge a politician, and party loyalty is not top of the list.

It must be pointed out with all honesty that these young people are not in UMNO yet and they certainly do not think like the present batch of UMNO youth types, I am talking about the growing youth bank vote which does not want political parties to abuse the power they have through legislation like the ISA, youths who do not want to see government agencies abused for political expediency and many issues which today are championed more by the opposition that by parties in the BN.

Khairy Jamaluddin to a certain extent has tried to reach out to these youth but is acutely aware of his enemies within who because of their old school thinking and ulterior motive are trying their best from stopping him by hook or by crook.

Non-partisan politics is a common feature of most developed countries. It is not surprising that here in Malaysia these anti-KJ types cannot fathom the need to be non-partisan when the need is urgent.
-From KJFC's Guest Columnist, Sdr. Stephen Doss.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Khairy Jamaluddin - My Idol.


Khairy Jamaluddin – My Idol.

It is hard to say exactly when I first met or heard the name Khairy Jamaluddin. But it was quite early in 2000. When he was battling harmful verbal gestures by… you know who.

I was an early joiner of UMNO through a UMNO Youth Division and State Chief by invitation due to flaws by some opposites.

At that time, I followed Khairy Jamaluddin’s moves avidly. Newspapers and the online media had extensive coverage of his whereabouts although they tried to wane his popularity as it became clear his rivals (the opposition party) was coming for defeat.

As I improved my knowledge on politics and/or leadership, I have always seen Khairy Jamaluddin as an example.

Having won an important role in the country, it is with great importance that the youth will be able to understand certain criteria within the laws and at the same time try to change youth’s destiny. Whether history will repeat itself, depends on the people of the country, all he can do is to try to advice and set new ‘software’s’ to fit in the current ‘hardware’ which has already been done by previous premiers.

At the peak now in Pemuda UMNO Malaysia, even former adversaries have to admire his way. Within Barisan Nasional, top leaders have analyzed his victory in the recent Pemilihan.

Someone suggested that he gained the upper hand with a ‘queen move’ to which I always reply that it is faith that took him there.

By now the once strong rival of Khairy Jamaluddin has been mum over his victory, setting the record that the ‘Youth for Youth’ point was as honest and suitable to the best.

I am often asked if I ever had the chance or opportunity to ride beside or discuss certain issues with Khairy Jamaluddin. The answer is no, I never had the opportunity.

But even though it is within his knowledge of my existence in Pemuda UMNO and me being a strong supporter of his, I hope to soon have the chance to thank him for all the good things he has done for the Youth of the nation.

The biggest slap of all time was when a quote was proven right during the race for the Ketua Pemuda UMNO seat, professionals built the titanic, amateurs built the ark.

The people of Rembau entrusted Khairy Jamaluddin to be their representative and their voice, and in reply, as a Muslim, this is what he posted in his Facebook page:
Allah doth command you to render back your Trusts to those to whom they are due; And when ye judge between man and man, that ye judge with justice: Verily how excellent is the teaching which He giveth you! For Allah is He Who heareth and seeth all things.
(An-Nisa: 58) (سورة النساء: ٥٨)

How I wish that my Idol, Khairy Jamaluddin could have been for us, for Langkawi.

There are many ways to see him in the best possible way. For me, I see him as a leader and my Idol.

Sameer Khan.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Husin Lempoyang??


ANTARA HUSIN LEMPOYANG DENGAN UNTA

Saya menulis artikel ini bukan kerana saya marah dengan blogger Husin Lempoyang, saya menulis artikel ini kerana saya kesian kat dia dan orang-orang yang bersekutu denganya.
Sebenarnya beliau mempunyai simptom penyakit psikologi dalam bahasa Inggerisnys disebut sebagai masalah diri yang cuba di ‘project’ kepada orang lain.

"Projection is the most profound and subtle of our psychological processes, and extremely difficult to work with, because by its nature, it is hidden. It is the fundamental mechanism by which we keep our selves uninformed about ourselves. Humor has great value in any attempt to work with projection, because humor presents a forgiving posture and thereby removes the threatening nature of any enquiry into the truth" - (Wikipedia).

Nak pendekkan cerita, beliau mengunakan teknik jenaka dalam tulisannya untuk menyembunyikan masalah dirinya sendiri, dan masalah ini dilantun kepada orang lain. Maknanya ‘projection’ ini akan lebih berjaya jika dicampur dengan elemen jenaka.

Jadi jika beliau banyak merujuk kepada bahagian sulit seseorang, sebenarnya beliau kemungkinan besar sedang mengalami masalah dengan bahagian sulitnya sendiri. Dalam tulisan beliau "Khasiat telor setengah masak sama kicap dan lada sula" beliau cuba melantun masalah bahagian sulit yang kecil beliau dan sikap pondannya yang berselindung dibelakang nama samaran kepada orang lain seperti Khairy Jamaluddin.

Penulis blogger seperti Husin Lempoyang dan kawan-kawannya tidak boleh kita ubah dengan mengutuk atau dibalas dengan dengan apa cara sekalipun. Mereka tidak akan berubah dan tidak akan faham, sebab mereka besar kemungkinan sedang mengalami masalah mental dan mereka hanya boleh dirawat melalui kaedah psikologi.

Saya menyarankan ahli-ahli KJFC supaya tidak menghabiskan masa dan tenaga untuk menjawab atau bermusuhan dengan beliau. Anggap sahaja ini bukan cara orang Islam menulis untuk mengaibkan seorang lagi yang beragama Islam. Balasannya kelak hanya Tuhan yang boleh tentukan. Jika benar beliau sakit, selamatlah beliau, kalau tidak….
Anggap sahaja Husin ini membuang masa sahaja menulis bendan yang tak berfaedah, bagi saya beza antara sebuah Unta dan Husin Lempoyang ialah,

Unta lebih berguna…… (from Stephen Doss)


I don't know why, each time I read an article by Husin Lempoyang and try to imagine his face, flashes of a cow come in front of me..... why??

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Khairy Jamaluddin - Satu Enigma.


Saya selalu menyatakan ada dua jenis pemimpin politik, satu jenis pemimpin politik ialah yang banyak menghabiskan masa untuk menghadiri program-program parti, mereka ini sentiasa berada ditempat yang betul pada masa yang tepat, dimana sahaja Boss berada, dia akan muncul. Satu jenis lagi pemimpin adalah individu yang banyak membaca dan berusaha untuk memperkayakan diri dengan ilmu dan kemahiran, mereka ini selalunya nampak serius dan tidak mempunyai banyak masa untuk bersosial.

Walaupun kedua-dua mereka jenis pemimpin ini penting tetapi bagi saya mesti ada keseimbangan, malangnya di Malaysia ahli politik yang paling berjaya adalah mereka dari golongan yang pertama, dimana mereka tak banyak buat kerja tetapi selalu pandai muncul tepat pada masanya, iaitu bila Boss ada.

Khairy Jamaluddin merupakan ahli politik kelas kedua iaitu individu yang banyak membaca, rajin memperkayakan diri dengan ilmu dan kemahiran, tetapi malangnya ini juga merupakan sifat-sifat yang kurang disenangi kerana beliau kurang menghabiskan masa untuk bersosial dengan ahli parti, pergi karaoke, bawa ahli pergi makan lewat malam dan bersuka-ria.

Budaya memilih pemimpin yang hanya pandai berada pada tempat yang betul pada masa yang tepat akan merugikan parti, bangsa dan negara. Dan kesediaan untuk pemimpin memberi lebih banyak ruang kepada ahli sebegini akan membentuk satu budaya yang tidak akan mengalakkan lebih ramai ahli yang mempunyai kemahiran, ilmu dan perwatakan yang serius dan berfokus meluangkan masa untuk berjuang bersama parti.

Hari ini kalau kita lihat balik barisan kepimpinan yang berada dihadapan , kita boleh menilai jenis pemimpin yang diberi tempat. Kalau kita hendak melihat pemimpin politik seperti saudara Khairy Jamaluddin diberi tempat kita harus menuntut satu perubahan sikap, sesuai dengan saranan Dato’ Seri Najib untuk menilai kemampuan mengikut pencapaian KPI.

Malangnya ahli-ahli parti sendiri tidak menilai mengikut presatasi kerja, mereka lebih suka ikut kriteria pemimpin yang dapat bersosial dan bergembira bersama. Saya tidak hairan kenapa ada pemimpin politik tertentu tidak mahu budaya memilih peimipin mengikut syarat MERIT atau kualiti kerja, kerana saya faham mereka ini tidak mahu ada cabaran, dan mereka ini lebih sedar siapa diri mereka dalam cerminan diri mereka.

Khairy Jamaluddin akan tetap menjadi perhatian bukan hanya kerana beliau merupakan enigma tetapi kerana beliau meletakkan ‘standard’ untuk pencapaian yang sentiasa menjadi halangan kepada pemimpin yang hanya pandai berada di tempat yang betul pada masa yang tepat.

Kenapa saya mengelar Khairy Jamaluddin seorang enigma?
Kerana hingga ke hari ini, ramai masih bertanya-tanya siapakah Khairy Jamaluddin yang sebenarnya. Belum pun soalan ini terjawab sepenuhnya, sudah ada musuh yang membuat andaian tanpa merujuk kepada sebarang penilaian berasaskan bukti.

Tetapi yang nyata beliau seringkali membuat lawan politiknya cemas, beliau mempunyai ramai yang mengkagumi kebolehannya. Suka atau tidak, lawan atau kawan, kebolehannya tidak dipertikaikan; lawan politiknya hanya merujuk kepada usia dan pengalaman sebagai alasan melawan.

Sayang kerana beliau tak pandai berada ditempat yang betul pada masa yang tepat.

Namun syukur, beliau tidak perlu.

- From KJFC's Guest Columnist, Sdr. Stephen Doss.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Pemuda UMNO Bukan Lahir Sebagai Pejuang Jalanan


Sabtu ini, penyokong Pro dan anti ISA , masing masing akan berarak bagi menyatakan pandangan mereka mengenai ISA. Jelas kita akan sama sama mengira berapa ramaikah penyokong Pro ISA dan penyokong anti ISA yang akan dikumpulkan. Apabila dua penyokong Pro dan anti berada di jalanan dan masing-masing akan cuba menunjukkan kekuatan masing-masing dan seandainya ada hilang kawalan , maka akan tercetuslah satu keganasan.


Yang susah adalah orang awam yang tidak berminat dengan politik , peniaga yang mahu mencari rezeki terpaksa menutup kedai yang merupakan punca rezeki mereka. Pelancong akan melihat betapa rakyat Malaysia yang mengamal budaya jalanan. Apakah dengan berdemonstrasi di jalanan akan mengubah keputusan kerajaan, Ini Malaysia dan bukan nya Thailand atau Indonesia. Sejarah penunjuk perasaan kita belum sampai ke tahap yang mereka berani merengkok didalam penjara lagi. Mereka tidak mungkin memilih penjara apabila tidur malam di rumah dalam bilik berhawa dingin dan makan makanan yang lazat lazat.


Apa keuntungan mereka ini berdemonstrasi melainkan menunjukkan ke tidak matangan mereka dalam mencari penyelesaian.Pastinya pihak Polis akan memberikan amaran dan pastinya yang bersalah akan ditahan dan direman beberapa hari. Siapa yang rugi. Pastinya juga kita tidak akan dapat memasuki Bandar Raya minggu ini kerana sikap yang tidak bertanggung jawab mereka yang mahu melakukan demonstrasi ini. Siapakah mereka ini. Majoritinya yang akan berada di jalanan ini adalah bangsa Melayu.


Nampaknya Anwar Ibrahim tersenyum kerana budaya yang dipupuknya kini telah menular di kalangan orang-orang Melayu yang anti beliau sebelum ini. Jelas orang-orang ini juga yang mahu mencari penyelesaian dengan jalan yang lakukan oleh Anwar Ibrahim selama ini.Jika ini dilakukan setiap minggu . Siapa yang akan menanggung akibatnya nanti. Rakyat yang tidak berdosa , kerana ini akan meruntuhkan juga ekonomi negara dan membayangkan bahawa kerajaan kita sekarang tidak stabil.


Apa yang diseru oleh Khairy Jamaluddin kepada Pemuda UMNO adalah satu yang waras dan bijak. Kita bukan hanya mahu menjadi hero dijalanan. Pemuda bukan beridentitikan demonstartor jalanan. Pemuda bukan bangsat dan hingusan mencari publisiti murahan secara yang tidak waras. Pemuda bukan satu pertubuhan jalanan dan tidak berjuang dij alan raya. Kami bersetuju dengan saranan Khairy Jamalauddin agar Pemuda jangan ikut serta dalam perhimpunan Sabtu ini, Khairy tidak perlu risau dengan kutukan sesiapa ke atas saranan ini , kerana mereka yang mengutuk ini adalah mereka yang sebenarnya mahu mencari publisiti murahan. Tetap kan pendirian dan pastikan pemuda UMNO tidak turut serta menyokong budaya Anwar Ibrahim ini.


Nota : Tahniah kepada saudara Parpukari yang begitu hebat mengutuk saranan Khairy Jamaluddin kerana menghalang Pemuda untuk berdemonstrasi. Untuk pengetahuan saudara Parpukari. Jika anda merasakan bahawa anda hero kerana menjadi dalang kepada perarakan ini , kami hanya mengucapkan syabas kerana menggunakan jalanan sebagai jalan penyelesaian kepada sebarang kekalutan. Saya berharap dapat melihat gambar Parpukari tidur di bawah tayar Truck FRU seperti yang dilakukan oleh Tian Chua sebelum ini. Tapi biasa mamak ni penakut sikit , berani masa ramai saja.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Umno Youth wants ISA amended, not abolished

KULIM: The Umno Youth the Internal Security Act (ISA) to be amended rather than abolished.

Its chief Khairy Jamaluddin said that the abolishment of the act was an option but it would be better to amend it so that there would not be any room for abuse.

"Any act that will replace the ISA should have the same objective, that is to safeguard the country's security.

“At the moment it is not proper to abolish the ISA," he told reporters after opening the Kulim-Bandar Baharu Umno Youth and Puteri Umno meetings here Saturday.

He was asked to comment on the remark by former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Friday, in which he called on the government to abolish or amend the ISA.

Khairy said, ISA was still relevant as a preemptive measure against security threats, including terrorism.

Other countries had also enacted laws similar to the ISA, he added.

Meanwhile Khairy called on Umno Youth members to be more focus in their preparation to face the next general election.

He said the tide of change among the people, especially among the young, was sweeping in favour the Barisan Nasional as could be seen in the recent Manik Urai state by-election in Kelantan.

Khairy also sent condolences to the Indonesian people and the families of the victims of the bomb blasts that killed eight people and injuring dozens others in Jakarta Friday. - Bernama
Source - The Star Online.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Obama Kills a Fly during an Interview!

Pakatan leaders shoot down unity govt idea.



Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang says Pas is willing to hold talks if Umno is sincere.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat pulled itself back from the brink of collapse yesterday by repudiating unity government talks with Umno and the Barisan Nasional.

"The Pakatan Rakyat council of leaders reaffirms our rejection of the idea of forming a unity government with Umno/Barisan Nasional," Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said after an hour-long meeting of the alliance's three parties in Parliament yesterday.

However, Anwar, the Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader, said in a joint statement that Pakatan agreed to an "open approach and is willing to hold discussions with the BN on issues of national interest".

DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang said collaboration with the BN, which had been floated by senior Pas leaders, had sorely tested Pakatan.

"We have experienced our first crisis of confidence. But we have come together. This joint statement shows that we are committed to moving forward to show that we are different from BN."
Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang accused Umno of fomenting the impression that Pas was leaving Pakatan.

"This is a slander to get us to fight among ourselves."

Hadi, however, said Pas was willing to hold talks if Umno was "sincere".

Asked if the unity talks proposal from Pas had affected solidarity among the Pakatan parties, Anwar said: "When the issue arose, I called Hadi, who was overseas, and he was consistent in his stand that there were no plans for Pas to leave PR."

Anwar and Hadi denied there was a running dispute between Pas deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa and spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat over the proposed talks.

The top-level Pakatan meeting yesterday was brought about after Hadi and Nasharuddin backed discussions with Umno, which triggered unease among Pas, PKR and DAP allies.

Nik Aziz slammed Nasharuddin last week, asking him to quit the party and join Umno.

Pas leaders who attended the meeting yesterday included vice-presidents Salahuddin Ayub and Datuk Mahfuz Omar, secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali and central committee member Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin.

Nasharuddin was not present.

Friday, 5 June 2009

1,2... Action!

(This is written with all due respect to all citizens in my country - Malaysia AND with all due respect to ALL followers/worshippers of ALL religion)

Doesn’t it bite you when people just reject the notion to change towards betterment? It definitely bites me.

I’m not too sure what is it about me that get irritated with these few male-gaggles within UMNO; Pemuda UMNO to be more specific. I’m not connected actively in politics. I used to, but then due to a précised third occurrence, I gave way to them. Join them or leave; I read it somewhere.

Getting active in politics is a choice not necessarily a must.

But what a must is, we MUST protect our religion, race and country (well knowingly – Agama, Bangsa dan Negara).

Just a few hours ago, I came across a westerner. Quite possible a free thinker or a maybe a radical-westerner-Christian lookalike. I’m not too sure how we landed up talking about Obama’s trip to the Middle East, but we got there. During his argument about the particular issue at hand, he uttered ‘Radical Muslim’.

At that moment, I felt the blood rushing to my head – ringing the ‘Pissed-Off’ bell and I sprayed. I made it clear to him about the radicalism of my religion, Islam. It’s quite easy to shut these people up just by pointing 1 particular point from the Bible without making out any stories about whoever; in the Bible, Genesis 3; verse no. 16 states: To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you".

A curse to be received four times in a row.

There are many more parts that can be pointed out, but then I am a person who respects the fifth principle of my country’s National Principles or Rukun Negara.

Where I live, active politicians are more worried about their personal future rather than the race’s future. But when they are given the mic, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! They deliver fiery speeches as if they were the ones protecting their land like ‘Ultraman’.

Protecting comes from the heart.

Start protecting your ‘home’ then yourself.

It’s easy to talk but action is difficult, so try in making a start.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Malaysia's Anwar sues FM for alleged defamation.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim filed a $28.5 million defamation suit Wednesday against the foreign minister for saying that Anwar had tried to bribe him to join his party.

Anwar's lawyer filed the lawsuit in the Kuala Lumpur High Court, seeking monetary damages and an order to prevent Foreign Minister Anifah Aman from repeating the claim. The suit names the Malaysian government as a co-defendant.

It seeks compensatory damages of 100 million ringgit ($28.5 million) and other unspecified punitive damages.
Anwar's three-party People's Alliance made unprecedented gains in general elections in March 2008, winning more than a third of the 222 parliamentary seats and five of 13 states.

Following the elections, Anwar said he would soon topple the government because many ruling National Front coalition lawmakers were ready to join his party. However, his claim never materialized.

Anifah told reporters during a trip to Washington earlier this month that Anwar had tried to "buy" National Front parliamentarians, including himself, to defect.

In his suit, Anwar said Anifah's claims were "of a most serious and damaging nature, recklessly and negligently made."

Anifah was not immediately available for comment but told reporters last week that he was too busy with his work to worry about Anwar's suit. He has said he stands by his comments, which were made during a news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Anifah said he was offered a "very lucrative position" in a new government led by Anwar if he defected from the National Front.

Anwar himself is facing legal troubles. Last June, an aide claimed Anwar had sodomized him - a crime that is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The trial is scheduled to start in July.

Anwar was previously convicted of corruption and sodomy after being fired as deputy prime minister in a National Front government. Anwar denies the charge and claims it was politically motivated after a fallout with then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Anwar spent six years in jail before the sodomy conviction was overturned. - AP