Food stamps not the right way, dear Mr. DPM

Sometimes I do wonder if our nation’s top leadership ever provides the right solution to our livelihood problems. Malaysia’s once formidable English standard has declined as a result of excessive application of nationalism but the solution to teach mathematics and science in English, without first strengthening, improving and reinforcing primary level English syllabus and teaching resource before making the leap, actually resulted in messing up the learning of all 3 subjects for many young Malaysians.

Although I believe the suppliers of text books would have made impressive profits then.

Pusat Pentadbiran Negeri Sabah adalah Sabah for Sabahans …..?

Reading some facebook walls postings, I suppose a good number of common Sabahans are not exactly thrilled with the proposed Pusat Pentadbiran Negeri Sabah awarded to Bina Puri Group. Was there any public tendering? Never mind that.

That RM388 million project accounts for 16% of its total order book of RM2.4 billion, which is a real durian runtuh.

Beng Hock travesty – “time" to act

In property investment, they say location is everything. In share trading, they say timing is everything.

So is politics.

The Silat Bullies

"Sebagai orang silat, kita akan bangkit menentang pengkhianat. Saya akan tiupkan semangat kepada anak-anak 1Malaysia supaya menentang habis-habisan pengkhianat negara,"
"...adalah menjadi tanggungjawab pengamal seni silat untuk mempertahankan negara sejak zaman pemerintahan kerajaan Melaka lagi..."
- Tan Sri Omardin Mauju, with reference to Bersih 2.0.
Spoken like a true thug, for the reasons below.

The PM's Great Sacrifice

Today, the headline of the Star screams the great sacrifice of the Prime Minister.

Saturday July 23, 2011

PM cuts short holiday

SEPANG: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he decided to cancel his holiday abroad to concentrate on his meet-the-people sessions with Malaysians.

Wah, I am impressed, sacrificing his tax payers’ funded overseas holiday but what Nanyang reported him saying made interesting reading.

1WangsaMaju for Malaysia for Dr Jeyakumar

This is really 1WangsaMaju (not like some who mention 1Country but practice double or triple standards) as I write in my personal capacity, which I am sure, resonates with many in Wangsa Maju as well all over Malaysia.

Free Dr Jeyakumar and the other PSM members!

Censored Article from The Economist: Political affray in Malaysia

Pic from

Just for sharing sakes' on an article which came through the mail. This is the uncensored version of the article in the print edition from The Economist which got several paragraphs black-markered. The full online version is available here:

Rome visit: Diplomatic Team or Spin-Team?

Archbishop of the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam by virtue of being part of PM Najib's entourage to Rome, has come under fire from many unhappy church-goers. However, several priests clarified that the Catholic Church is non-partisan and has always been working towards closing the Muslim-Catholic divide. Najib on the other hand is portraying himself as head of a moderate Muslim country in his visit to the Pope.

Voter registration - I see dead people (dwi-bahasa)

I confess I do write this piece somewhat influenced by the trust issue I have with the notion that the Election Commission is totally impartial and beyond reproach.

Saya mengakui karangan saya ini dipengaruhi oleh kepincangan keyakinan saya terhadap Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya sebagai sebuah pertubuhan nan seratus peratus saksama serta sempurna dalam segala tata tertibnya.


Sunday July 17, 2011
Political parties bring in the most but 40% are ineligibleBy SHAHANAAZ HABIB and RASHVINJEET S. BEDI

PUTRAJAYA: Voter registration numbers have gone up significantly, thanks to efforts by political parties.

But some 40% of the new voters they have registered turned out to be ineligible.

“Some are dead, underage or already registered voters,” said Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.

Bersih: Iktibar daripada Taipeh

Mungkin ramai rakyat Malaysia yang mengikuti berita parlimen in Taiwan mempunyai tanggapan bahawa parlimen di situ terkenal dengan pergaduhan bahkan kekasaran semasa bersidang.

Tetapi tatkala saya melawat Taipeh baru-baru ini, saya terpegun dengan ruangan khas di pejabat bandaraya Taipeh yang diperuntukkan khas untuk khalayak menyampaikan petisyen kepada Datuk Bandar.

Bersih 2.0: Police Brutality

In this video of mine, a guy was subdued when he shouted '...Terrorist!!..' at the the PDRM when they were trying to arrest the Jalan Pudu Bersih leaders. If you listen properly there are what it appears to be baton whacking sounds when the PDRM apprehended the by-stander. There were about more than 10 PDRM holding this person down.

Bersih 2.0: Jalan Pudu, the First 15 Minutes

Pics & videos by resident.wangsamaju

The start of the march at Jalan Pudu captured on mobile. The people, consisting of mostly Malaysians of Chinese-descent, have been gathering there since morning I guess. We arrived at 12.30pm. The crowd grew larger and about 1pm shouts of 'Bersih! Bersih!' could be heard from the Plaza Pudu area.

MP Tony Pua opposite Pudu Plaza after a short interview with eTV.

Tribute to Encik Baharuddin

Semua penulis blog P116 WangsamajuforMalaysia ingin mengucapkan takziah kepada keluarga Allayarham Baharudin Ahmad yang telah meninggal dunia semasa menyertai perjuangan Bersih 9 Julai 2011.

Allayarham telah banyak membuat pengorbanan sehingga pengorbanan tertinggi dalam perjuangannya menjadikan negara kita lebih baik untuk semua, termasuk musuh-musuh politik beliau.

Kita tidak harus sia-siakan pengorbanan beliau. Kita harus meneruskan usaha beliau supaya hasrat beliau akan menjadi hakikat tidak lama lagi.

Bersih 2.0 videos: Pudu Raya, the Tear Gas

Pics & videos by resident.wangsamaju

Bersih 2.0: The People

Pics by resident.wangsamaju
As I turned around, I saw something yellow that caught my eye. Bersih 2.0 has a whole lot of  women in it.

Long Bersih Story Short

I am one of those people who chose to stay a night in KL to avoid troubles to access the town on the 9th. During my sleep, I received a message that the police were cracking down hotels for leaders and supporters. I did not sleep in peace.

Recollection of a historical event

I am departing from my usual way of blogging. I am writing purely base on emotion and opinion; not my normal boring research-base style.

This is a recollection from being part of a historical event in Malaysia's history.

Bersih 2.0 more pics- behind the police lines

Pics by resident.wangsamaju
'We'll hold the line here.". Right at the frontline,  Pudu Raya.

BERSIH v2.0 Collection

A day which many of us would want to claim victory. But a victory or defeat lies not in today's battle. Its a start of a journey, ardous nonetheless that we may tread in the coming days and years as we work towards rebuilding our beloved country. I am most certain the newspapers tomorrow will splash news of the authorities successfully repelling the "illegal rally". Numbing numbers would be bandied about, just to prove to the public that the "illegal rally" has not got the support of the rakyat. Well, before I sign off for the day and handing the reigns back to Resident Wangsa Maju and Lee Wee Tak, I offer to all readers a collection of pictures I gathered from around. You be the judge as to the numbers and success of the rally here in Kuala Lumpur. Please do google for BERSIH @ NYC, BERSIH @Melbourne, BERSIH @ Ireland, BERSIH @ Japan etc... Okay.. okay.. lets get back to the BERSIH @ KL. We have pictures that will tell you a story of a thousand words...

BERSIH 2.0 Live: The story of 9th July 2011 as it unfolds

Pics & pics caption by resident.wangsamaju

First 15 minutes from Jalan Pudu.

Bersih 2.0 Live- The Calm Before the Storm

Pics by resident.wangsamaju

We will come to you live!! That is our promise to our readers. Due to the nature of the event, we may not be able to bring to you te stories but then again, pictures speak a thousand words.

10.30am: LRT lines look clear but we expect a rough landing.

KLCI all time high today

The KLCI almost touched the 1600 mark by the end of trading today hitting an all time high, an upturn from yesterday afternoon's dip. Reports say that investors are upbeat on Malaysia's economic transformation plans but it looks more like speculation to me. Anyway no complains for me as I'm gleefully seeing my investments going up.

Today in History: Bersih 2.0 shifted to stadium

No words, only today's KLCI. Down due to selling of 'heavyweight' stocks- from the graph we can see that the selling began about the time Ambiga, Bersih chairperson, visited the King's palace in the afternoon.

Members of PSM held under Emergency Ordinance

"Of course, it's politically motivated," she said. "It's all about Bersih. They want to stop people from going to Bersih... This is to create fear."

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia has detained six members of an opposition party, including a lawmaker, under a tough security law ahead of a rally for electoral reforms, an activist group and police said on Saturday.
The six members of the Socialist Party of Malaysia were arrested under the Emergency Ordinance, which allows indefinite detention without trial, said Nalini Elumalai, a representative of local rights group Suaram.
The six were arrested last weekend together with 25 others on the way to a party rally in northern Penang state and were being held on accusations of "inciting people to wage war against the king."
"The six were released... but they were still in the police compound, when they were re-arrested and told they were being held under the Emergency Ordinance," Nalini told AFP.
A federal police official confirmed the arrests but could not immediately give further details. National news agency Bernama quoted federal police deputy head Khalid Abu Bakar as saying more investigations needed to be done.
"Police re-arrested them to prevent any crimes of a violent nature from happening besides allowing us to do follow-up investigations," he said.
Nalini said the detentions and arrests were part of a government crackdown to prevent people from attending a July 9 rally by electoral reform group Bersih. Organisers have vowed that the rally will be peaceful.
"Of course, it's politically motivated," she said. "It's all about Bersih. They want to stop people from going to Bersih... This is to create fear."
Nalini said the six were expected to be taken to the federal police headquarters in the capital Kuala Lumpur, while 24 others were expected to remain in police custody in Penang. A South Korean woman has been deported.
Police have arrested about 150 opposition politicians and activists over the past week for trying to shore up support for the electoral reform rally. Most have been released after questioning.
Police have said the rally is against the law as it has not received special police permission and so promoting it is illegal too.
Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Saturday that the rally was a ploy by the opposition to cause disruption.
Security laws such as the Internal Security Act and Emergency Ordinance used to be used frequently to detain activists and opposition politicians, but in recent years fewer such arrests have been made.