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24th April 2009, 10:36 AM
Nothing to clarify. Just hot air until the next distraction comes along.
Zaid: Najib must clarify 1Malaysia concept
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Friday, 24 April 2009 01:43
(The Edge) - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must clarify his 1Malaysia concept as to whether it reaffirms the principle of equality to all, said former de facto law minister Datuk Zaid Ibrahim.
He said if Najib was truly committed to reforms, he must explain and expand the 1Malaysia concept, noting that some Umno leaders had dismissed the Bangsa Malaysia concept while several media reports had highlighted the danger of Malays losing their special rights.
“If he (Najib) cannot even utter that we are all Malaysians, we are all equals, we are all people of this country, then he can forget about reforms,” Zaid told a public forum on April 23 entitled Can Najib Deliver His Reform Promises?
According to Zaid, there seemed to be a lack of political will on the reforms initiated by the newly appointed premier, stressing that the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the Printing Presses and Publications Act could be repealed or reviewed if Najib was interested in immediate changes.
3rd May 2009, 02:31 PM
Aneh: Using the Ministry of Finance yardstick of RM750 per month household income for the hardcore poor, Anek declares that the great majority of the Dayaks fall below the baseline and “wallow in poverty, reduced to being hewers of wood and drawers of water for others” when they are part of the money economy.
When we use the MoF yardstard of RM 750 household income for the hardcore poor, we have to understand that it refers to people who are operating in the dollar economy, aka The Rat Race. We cannot apply it to people who are living in the jungle and are not part of the dollar economy. In the first place, they are living off the land and not generating money. A separate yardstick has to be created to assess this category of people that takes into account their ability to feed themselves without money. In any case, people who choose to live deep in the jungle assess their lifestyle through a different basis, not just on money alone.
Ex-MP Anek gives a Dayak take on 1Malaysia
Joe Fernandez | May 3, 09 1:20pm
Lawyer and three-time Sarawak MP Patrick Anek Anak Uren, from the 70s, is among the many cynics, at least in Malaysian Borneo, who find nothing even remotely new in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s 1Malaysia slogan.
He feels compelled to come forward and raise the issue in public and “expose the bluff in Najib’s 1Malaysia ... not a concept for change but for maintaining the status quo”.
21st June 2009, 07:47 PM
UMNO just doesn't get it. Malaysians are now saying: 1Malaysia without UMNO!
Malay unity crucial to 1 Malaysia - Mukhriz
JITRA, June 21 - Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said today it would be difficult to realise the "1Malaysia" concept if the Malays are not united.
He said the Malays played an important role in ensuring the country's progress as they are the majority in the country.
"If they are not united, how are we going to realise the 1 Malaysia concept? This will not only be detrimental to the Malays but also to other races," he told reporters after opening the A-II Area Farmers' Organisation's general meeting in Kodiang, near here.
He said that the Malays, as the pillar in making 1 Malaysia a reality, should lead the way and be an example to others. More… (http://malaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/30130-malay-unity-crucial-to-1-malaysia-mukhriz)
5th July 2009, 03:04 PM
Why Najib’s 1Malaysia will fail – Final
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Sunday, 05 July 2009 13:57
The People's Parliament, Haris Ibrahim
On 15th June, in Parliament, Najib purported to explain his 1Malaysia. This is The Malaysian Insider’s Hafidz Baharom’s take on that explanation:
“Personally looking at it, I still don’t understand just what exactly the 1 Malaysia concept is. I mean, even Mahathir’s Vision 2020 and Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s Islam Hadhari had better explanations.
If there was one thing our beloved Prime Minister has done, it’s to confuse everyone in Malaysia with a policy that isn’t “too rigid” but unoriginal, unexplainable and downright incomprehensible to anyone but himself”.
Hafidz, in his article, alluded to his penchant for referring to Hansard. If you would like to refer to Hansard to get a blow-by-blow account of what Najib said on his 1Malaysia, you can access the same, in PDF, HERE. Go directly to page 8 for that account. Take it from page 1 if you want to read about the antics that followed Nizar’s swearing-in.
Personally, I preferred to try and make sense of Najib’s 1Malaysia, if at all possible, from his dissertation that was uploaded on his blog on 15th June and 18th June.
He starts off in the second paragraph by declaring that the ultimate goal of 1Malaysia is national unity which, he says, has been the vision of the leaders before him.
Tunku, I believe so. Hussein Onn, perhaps.
Pak Lah? Malaysiatoday.... (http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/23943/84/)
2nd August 2009, 09:07 PM
Muhyiddin ashamed of Malay opposition leaders’ actions
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Saturday, 01 August 2009 20:31
(Bernama) - Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has described as shameful the actions of certain Malay opposition leaders who question the privileges of the Malays, the position of the Malay rulers and the provisions of the Federal Constitution.
The deputy prime minister said they also regarded Umno’s struggle to champion the Malay race as a racial struggle.
“Many Malays are getting angry with this development and they worry that our efforts all this while to defend the rights of the Malays, Islam as the country’s official religion, the dignity of the Malay rulers as heads of state and the position of Maly as the national language, would be undermined,” he said.
The Umno deputy president said this when simultaneously opening the delegates meetings of the Pago Umno division’s Youth, Wanita and Puteri wings in Pagoh here.
Muhyiddin said that in facing this challenge, various efforts must be made to strengthen Umno as Umno was the only organisation that defended the rights of the Malays in the country.
“Other parties are incapable of defending the rights of the Malays. In fact they are willing to pawn the Malay race solely for political gain,” he said. Malaysiatoday.... (http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/25156/84/)
13th August 2009, 06:40 AM
Now we are really seeing Najib's 1Malaysia.
Two-faced scam in 1Malaysia
Kim Quek | Aug 10, 09 2:39pm comment
Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has claimed that he does not
understand what '1Malaysia' stands for and suggested his 'Malaysia
Boleh' is a better slogan.
I can't help but agree with him that 'Malaysia Boleh' perhaps better
describes some of the idiosyncrasies of Malaysian life, at least in
two scenarios that spectacularly contradict each other.
The premier's wife Rosmah Mansor put up a stellar performance at a
charity dinner that helped to raise RM2.3 million for a Chinese
primary school in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur on Aug 6.
Rosmah not only serenaded the audience with a popular Mandarin song
(which alone netted RM 200,000), but her group of ministers' wives
sang four songs, each in a different language - Mandarin, English,
Malay and Tamil - to give full expression to her husband's 'lMalaysia'
She heaped praise on the Chinese Malaysian community for their
unfailing generosity in supporting Chinese education and urged other
communities to follow suit.
Almost at the same time, Umno mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia spat racial
fire in an incendiary article headlined 'Melayu jangan jadi bacul'
(Malays, don't be cowards) on Aug 4. Journalist Noor Azam accused the
Chinese and Indians - with the help of Anwar Ibrahim and PAS - of
wanting to "destroy Malay political power held by Umno since
This power grab is purportedly being by Chinese-dominated DAP
manipulating the Malay leaders in Pakatan Rakyat. The writer further
claimed that "The attacks and the hatred shown by the opposition and
Chinese and Indian political activists towards the Malays have
To goad the Malays into action, he went to the extent of calling them
"cowards", writing: "The Malay race has become stupid cowards, and
people who are cowards will die before even their deaths."
Such bare-faced incitement of racial hatred should have landed the
writer in the lock-up and the newspaper's licence revoked under
Malaysia's repressive laws, particularly if they are on the other side
of the political divide.
However Noor Azam and Utusan Malaysia not only escaped untouched, but
had the honour of being defended by none other than Umno deputy
president and deputy premier Muhyiddin Yassin who ridiculously and
inexplicably blamed the opposition for causing such heightening of
racial temperature. That Noor Azam's racist blast bears the stamp of
Umno's policy is unmistakable.
Observers of political developments following Najib's ascension to
power cannot fail to recognise that these two conflicting scenarios
are by no means isolated. In fact each is a cog in a continuous wheel
of events moving in diagonally opposite directions.
While the top husband-and-wife team merrily sings idyllic songs of
racial harmony and dishes out goodies, their party's propaganda
machine regularly spews racist poison to rile up the majority race
against the minorities.
Umno has partially got away with this double-faced game, because it
has complete control over the local media (other than those on the
Internet), and the two conflicting tunes are played separately to two
different audiences in their respective media, with each largely
oblivious of what the other has learned.
For example, news in the nature of Scenario 1 is never carried in the
Malay press so that Umno can throw some bait to Chinese voters without
risking the displeasure of Malays. It incites Malay sentiments against
other races only through the Malay press which are not commonly read
by the Chinese.
The objectives of this two-pronged strategy are obvious. Strategy 1
(Scenario 1) is meant to coax the return of Chinese and Indian votes
which had left the BN in a mass exodus in the last general election.
And Strategy 2 (Scenario 2) is geared towards splitting the opposition
and re-uniting the Malay electorate under the Umno canopy by appealing
to the primordial instincts of race and religion through pressing the
panic buttons through lies and deceit. The over-arching aim is of
course an electoral victory in the next election.
This explains why Najib's new measures are mostly ad hoc, piecemeal,
populist and election-centred - every move is calculated for electoral
There is a conspicuous absence of serious policy initiatives to regain
national cohesiveness from the present chaotic political and racial
fragmentation. There is no legislative and institutional reforms to
restore full justice and equality to all citizens regardless of race,
religion and political affiliation as guaranteed under the
constitution. There is no long term planning to re-invigorate the
economy through fundamental policy changes in economy, education and
How can Umno achieve any of these when it refuses to give up racism,
corruption and elitism as the mainstay of its political sustenance?
Revival of repression
In fact, Najib's pursuit of this Jekyll and Hyde political game under
the charade of his '1Malaysia' slogan is a clear signal that Umno has
given up its earlier token attempt under former premier Abdullah Ahmad
Badawi to institute reforms in the aftermath of its punishing setback
in the general election.
In its place are tokenism, public relation exercises and
image-polishing to spruce up the façade of reforms and harmony, for
which the government spares no cost.
In substance, the Najib leadership has chosen the opposite course of
renewed repression ala the Mahathir era. This is amply illustrated in
the series of atrocities against political opponents, including the
infamous power grab in Perak and the brutal crackdown against the
anti-ISA rally on Aug 1.
Under these circumstances, the road ahead for Pakatan to realise its
dreams of reforms is tortuous and challenging indeed. Apart from
having to constantly fend off politically motivated harassment from
various law enforcement agencies manipulated by Umno, it has to fight
the awesome battle of winning hearts and minds in the uneven
battlefield where the mass media (safe those on the Internet) are
deployed as instruments of propaganda for Umno.
Pakatan does not have the luxury of unrestrained freedom to engage in
intra-party and inter-party dissensions through the public media
without dooming its chances of unseating the incumbent power.
All parochial party interests or personal ego must be subsumed to the
coalition's over-arching objective which is to bring in genuine
reforms to salvage the country from unrelenting decline.
As for the public at large, just as every citizen has his inalienable
rights to life and liberty and equality under the constitution, there
is also the corollary obligation to each and every one to stand up and
defend those rights.
It is in this respect that those who are enlightened about the truth
must do his part to disseminate that truth so that justice and truth
will eventually prevail.
KIM QUEK is a retired accountant and a PKR member.
13th August 2009, 06:48 AM
Najib: Great Speeches, Empty Rhetoric
Posted by Tony P at 2:12 AM Monday, August 10, 2009
I'm getting tired of the rhetoric already. The Prime Minister, Datuk
Seri Najib Abdul Razak had another "inspiring" speech made at Batu
Caves today to an "expectant" Indian crowd. He told them:
"If we are as one people, if we are as one nation, if we are as one
dream, we will be a stronger Malaysia. We must look forward to a
bigger, and better future, predicated on a united Malaysia. It is
imperative to make it (mutual respect among the races), a part of the
psyche and way of life.
"That is why 1Malaysia is about changing mindsets from mere tolerance
to one of total acceptance of a plural society. The plural society is
a political reality that is an asset and not a liability. A strength
and not a weakness.
Great speech writer, hopefully worth the millions being paid for the
public relations services. But it's rings hollow like an empty vessel.
The rakyat will have to be stupid to buy his rhetoric. It's a feels a
little like Robert Mugabe giving a speech made by Abraham Lincoln.
Read Utusan Malaysia over the past week, a newspaper owned by UMNO,
headed by Najib. Hear what his deputy, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has
been saying over the past month about UMNO being the only party that
protects the interest of the Malays, and that any Malay in the
opposition is a traitor to their race etc. And listen to the bigoted
religious rhetoric coming from none other than the "reformed" UMNO
Youth Chief, Khairy Jamaluddin, who suddenly became the champion of
Tony Pua: Utusan kills 1Malaysia.... (http://tonypua.blogspot.com/2009/08/utusan-kills-1malaysia.html)
LKS: Anwar a traitor? (http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2009/08/04/anwar-a-traitor/)
Tony Pua: Khairi shows true colours. (http://tonypua.blogspot.com/2009/08/khairy-shows-true-colours-again.html)
You will have to be quite an idiot to believe Najib and UMNO's
sincerity. It's a clear case of continued BN "divide and rule" policy.
Najib will sing all the nice stuff to "all Malaysians", especially
when speaking to a non-Malay audience. His henchmen in the party, and
their official mouthpieces - Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian will
then sing another song to their hardcore Malay ground to "unite
Malay-Muslims" against "the threat of non-Malays".
It's nearly 2.30 am in the morning now, but I still feel like spewing
invectives after reading the above news report.
13th August 2009, 06:58 AM
In UMNO's eyes, if they choose 1Malaysia over Malay chauvinism, that will be tantamount to committing suicide.
Anwar challenges Najib to choose 1 Malaysia or racist propaganda
By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani and Shazwan Mustafa Kamal
PETALING JAYA, August 11 - Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today challenged
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to decide if he wanted the
country to be based on his 1 Malaysia concept or one which promoted a
The Opposition Leader, who has been accused by Umno of being a traitor to
the Malays, said that Najib had to stop the race rhetoric being employed
against him or risk 1 Malaysia becoming cheap propaganda.
"On the one hand Datuk Seri Najib talks about 1 Malaysia but at the
same time Umno media and supporters were instructed to play up the
issue of Malay interests and that I am a traitor to the Malays," he
said. TheMalaysiaInsider.... (http://themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/malaysia/34858-anwar-challenges-najib-to-choose-1-malaysia-or-racist-propaganda)
13th August 2009, 07:10 AM
By Hussein Hamid
Why is it that I, as a Malay, show much disrespect to Najib? Why are there
so many Hang Jebats as oppose to Hang Tuahs in this time of ours - ready to
do verbal battle with our leaders? Menderhaka they say. Sometimes after I
have written my piece I read them and I am appalled at the venom of what I
write. While we are Hang Jebats we do what we do because of what Hang Tuah
had said "Takkan Melayu Hilang di Dunia". If we do not care for our survival
as a viable partner to the other races in our country then who will?
We want to tell the Malays and the people of our country that there is an
alternative to the excesses of the past fifty years when UMNO were in power
and got totally carried away. You not only systematically steal from our
national treasuries but also take from other Malays what as taken years to
acquire. How else do you explain the use of the EPF and Petronas funds to
bail out your failures?
If you ask how can DAP, Keadilan and PAS work together towards a common goal
when their fundamental beliefs are so divisive? I say this..how about
Politics with ethical and moral sense. A sense of what is right and what is
wrong. It is wrong to govern our country as you do now. Money Politics,
Corruption, Nepotism, no accountability, no taking of responsibility,
putting away of your own citizens for their political beliefs, you every day
deeds and actions totally focused on self preservation. It is right for
Pakatan Rakyat to want transparency and accountability in the system of
Government. Politics without principal as you now practice is without a
soul. Empty and void of any decency and righteousness.
Our Nation's hope for tomorrow lies with the young. One of them, Teoh Beng
Hock is no longer with us. It lies with the young within our midst who
believes that it is imperative to insist on principled politics if we are to
survive as a Nation.
It also lies with the young who even now have no qualms about accepting
bribes if they have the power and the opportunity. It also lies with the
young who are with Pemuda UMNO - the same Pemuda UMNO headed by KJ - of whom
many have said of his victory as Ketua Pemuda "KJ menang. UMNO kalah".
It lies with Nurul Izzah Anwar - the same Nurul who won over Sharizat
despite Sharizat being a Wanita UMNO who can work and contribute positively
to the Nation.
So our Nation hopes lies with the young but while some of them will lead
there are many that needs to be led. Our work to make them ready must begin
Our Nation hope for tomorrow lies with you and me. It lies with Anwar
Ibrahim. With Tok Guru. With Karpal Singh and with Lim Kit Siang. It lies
with Zacharia, Shahzlina, M Nasir, Misha Omar. Jacyln Victor with Nicol
David, with Lee Chong Wei, with Quzier Ambak, with Shalin Zulkifli. It lies
with everybody. It lies with all of us - and unfortunately it also lies with
Najib Razak, Mahyiddin, JJ and all those people who are now with UMNO who
have a preoccupation of looting the country's resources without fear of God.
Why should thieving Politicians and Government Servants be treated different
from other criminals? We have had snatch thieves caught and killed by
community vigilantes. Pickpockets have been punished in the most gruesome
manner when caught by the public, suspects are killed in shootouts with
Police. These Politicians are allowed to go free with their grand theft - is
there one law for the poor and another for the politicians? The stench
continues to grow.
PKFZ. What UMNO can do MCA can do better? Go try and figure that out.
MIC. Maika. The Telekom Shares Debacle. Simply put in language that every
one can understand. Ten Million Telekoms share were offered to MIC at $5 a
share. Maika acquired only one million shares the rest were for the account
of those identified by Samy Velu. When Telekoms shares were first traded it
fetched RM6.15 per share. By mid 1992 the Telecom shares were worth RM11 to
RM13. Had MIC been given the additional Nine million shares already on offer
it would have realized a profit of RM120 million by just hanging on to those
share. After 17 months of investigation the Anti Corruption Agency cleared
Samy Vellu of any wrong doing. Do we expect anything less?
Samy Vellu was the largest individual shareholder with 2.8 million shares.
The rich man that he is and he still needs to have some more by stealing
from the poor of his own race? Go figure that out!
This is the same Samy Vellu who last week tells MIC "There is no point in
going against the government just to release their emotions. Many of our
requests have been met !!"
Mahathir blames this same Samy Vellu for the ills of the Indians. Was not
this same Samy Vellu in your cabinet Mahathir? So do not lecture us on
probity!! HAH !!
We have much work to do. We begin now.
27th October 2009, 08:05 PM
1Malaysia Death Camp.
That is what we get when we have a corrupt government totally obsessed with lining their own pockets. Combine that with a heavy dose of incompetency, arrogance and downright stupidity.
http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/tindakmalaysia/th_SgKamparSuspensionBridgeSite.jpg (http://s416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/tindakmalaysia/?action=view¤t=SgKamparSuspensionBridgeSite.jpg) http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/tindakmalaysia/th_SgKamparSuspensionBridge1.jpg (http://s416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/tindakmalaysia/?action=view¤t=SgKamparSuspensionBridge1.jpg) http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/tindakmalaysia/th_SgKamparSuspensionBridgeFoundations.jpg (http://s416.photobucket.com/albums/pp242/tindakmalaysia/?action=view¤t=SgKamparSuspensionBridgeFoundations.jpg)
And Najib's idea of 1Malaysia - one picture tells it all, the crooked BN Dacing
30th October 2009, 10:12 AM
Is it a man-made calamity? — Lim Mun Fah
OCT 29 — It was intended to be a happy camping trip. A total of 294 students from different primary schools excitedly crossed the suspension bridge after having supper to return to the camping site. All in a sudden, the bridge collapsed and 22 students fell into the rushing river. As a result, 19 students were saved, one drown and two missing.
After the tragedy, an angry parent punched a teacher while some anxious parents burst into tears and severely scolded the teachers.
Everybody felt the same, it was understandable that the parents were frustrated and anxious. But really, the teachers should not be blamed entirely.
On the contrary, teachers who risked their safety to rescue the students should be praised.
The incentive camp was organised by the Kinta Selatan District Education Department and it should be the one to take the greatest responsibility if there was any omission. TheMalaysiaInsider.... (http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/opinion/breaking-views/41811-is-it-a-man-made-calamity--lim-mun-fah-)
3rd February 2010, 10:01 PM
Birds of a feather flock together. We can assess what is the character of Najib based on the character of those close to him.
PM aide's 'racist' remarks spark outrage
RK Anand, Feb 2, 10
The stinging remarks made by a special officer to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak during a seminar titled 'Rapat 1Malaysia' in Malacca this morning prompted scores of MIC and MCA members as well as representatives from non-governmental organisations to stage a walkout.
According to a source who attended the meeting, Nasir Safar had ruffled feathers when he labelled the Indians and Chinese in this country as 'pendatang' or immigrants.
"He was saying that the Indians and Chinese came here as immigrants and are now enjoying life in this country.
"He also remarked that the Chinese, especially the women, come here to 'jual tubuh' (flesh trade)," added the source who requested anonymity.
He claimed that Nasir also credited Umno for being solely responsible in drafting the constitution, "sidelining the contribution of the other parties in the Alliance back then." 'Revoke their citizenship' .... Malaysiakini. Subscription required. (http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/123498)
by smike27 - 5 hours ago
semua orang melayu pun pendatang, hanya orang asli adalah original bodoh sugguh engkau. Tak pernah orang kata orang lain pendatang tapi melayu bodoh
macam engkau lah yang kata pendatang hoi pendatang jangan cakap orang lain pendatang bodoh telur.
Mr PM Japanese proverb said if you don't know the character of a person look at his friend,
now to know the PM character look at his special officer.
More flak: Merely sacking the aide won't do. Heads must roll at a higher level. PM's aide probed for sedition. (http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/123570)
24th March 2010, 12:35 PM
The Review, April 1999
Barak’s ‘One Israel’
By Tzvi Fleischer
Israeli Opposition Leader Ehud Barak has had a good couple of weeks. First, on March 4, he managed to put together the "One Israel" bloc, the linchpin of his plans to re-position his Labor party to gain more swing votes and deliver him government in the Israeli elections scheduled for May 17. Then, the results of an inquiry by the Israeli State Comptroller, released on March 15, cleared Barak of any improper conduct during the 1992 Tzeelim training accident, hopefully clearing him of allegations which have dogged his political career since he retired as IDF Chief of Staff to eventually become Foreign Minister under Shimon Peres in 1996. And finally, opinion polls have taken a turn for the better for Barak, moving him from a position where he was at best neck and neck with Prime Minister Netanyahu to a position where he seems to have opened up a lead over Netanyahu of at least five percentage points (although Israeli opinion polling is notoriously inaccurate).
Israeli political analysts have begun to rethink their political wisdom. A few weeks ago, the majority view was that, barring a major scandal or political shake-up, Netanyahu was more likely than not to retain government. Today, the majority view is that election results are at this point too close to call. However, so far Barak is doing everything right.
One Israel is a new electoral coalition of Labor, the Gesher party associated with former Likud Foreign Minister David Levy, and Meimad, a party that marries a religiously observant supporter base and dovish views on the peace process. Under agreements signed between the three, the combined One Israel list will see the Labor party list of candidates, established in party primaries last month, modified to include a number of candidates from the two other parties. Gesher is to get three safe positions for its candidates, including the Number 3 spot (behind Barak and former party leader Shimon Peres) for Levy, and a promise that Levy can have a senior ministerial position in any Barak government. Meimad receives one safe slot, one doubtful slot, and a promise that a Meimad leader who is not a Knesset member will be a cabinet minister. (Changes to Israeli electoral laws in 1992 make it permissible for up to half the Cabinet to non-elected.)
The One Israel concept has been pursued by Barak since last year as a way to make his candidacy more acceptable to the large number of Israelis who would never vote for Labor. The Review Apr 1999. (http://aijac.org.au/review/1999/244/oneisrael.html)
28th April 2010, 04:27 PM
What are the elements of 1Malaysia as understood by Najib?
He has made it so nebulous that only APCO understands it.
I am trying to compile them piece by piece.
1. 8 Values of 1Malaysia. Amongst others, it includes “Acceptance”. I quote PM Najib in a video interview in which he explains that 1Malaysia “Acceptance” as:
“…a state of mind that you are embracing something positively. It is important for us now to migrate from this concept of mere tolerance to acceptance. Acceptance in the sense that you are ready to accept things because if you are willing to accept things and embrace things willingly, then your capacity to look at things in a more positive manner is much, much better than mere tolerance. I think that that’s important than if you don’t have any baggage and you are not weighed down by any negative, preconceived notions and you are willing to look at the best that person can offer…”
2. National Unity
26th May 2010, 05:33 PM
RPK: 1Malaysia will be Najib's downfall
Tue, 25 May 2010 14:17
By K Kabilan
FMT EXCLUSIVE KUALA LUMPUR: Exiled blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin says that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak will be toppled by forces within Umno if he continues to press forward with his 1Malaysia concept at the expense of “Ketuanan Melayu”. FreeMalaysiaToday.... (http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/fmt-english/news/general/5985-rpk-1malaysia-will-be-najibs-downfall)
31st May 2010, 11:08 PM
'1Malaysia' can never replace the original 'Malaysia'
May 21, 10
In order for Malaysia to become fully ai independent and developed country, all Malaysians must work together towards that goal. We got our independence from the British but instead of being truly independent and allowing the citizens to govern this country, we were just handed over by the British to another tyrannical master in the form and shape of Umno.
After over 52 years of the tyrannical Umno rule, we are getting from bad to worse. You may disagree and claim that we have progressed and yes, we have progress. No doubt that what we see as in the roads and highways, super tall buildings, air shows, Formula 1 etc is progress. But this type of progress can be achieved by anyone as long as there is money and money is what we have for now.
We, however, have not progressed as a nation in terms of the people's welfare, harmony among all the races, meritocracy and equality. We are so divided among the different races. There are miles separating the rich and the poor. Billions have been lost through corruption. There is suppression of truth and a total breakdown of the rule of law.
The frequently used terms of racism, Ketuanan Melayu and religion are destroying and tearing this country apart. How many times and how much longer are all of you going to be deceived by Umno/BN in that they are still the best and most capable to run this country. On face value, they look capable but in reality, what do we see of their performance?
The newest prime minister, groomed in the ways and styles of Umno's expired methodology of governing, has came out with another slogan of '1Malaysia, People First, Performance Now' and now after nine months it is more talks and no action. We still see racism rearing its ugly head through Utusan Malaysia, Biro Tata Negara and Umno'.
The people are the last ones in mind when the prices of consumer goods keep rising while pay checks remain stagnant. What kind of 'Performance now' do we anticipate from his slogan? It does not indicate very much and we still see the police, MACC and judiciary doing the bidding of their master Umno.
Previously, a few goodies thrown out by the prime ministers was good enough to satisfy the rakyat and they were happy to return back to Umno/BN. But then after winning back the voters and triumphing in election after election, they always went back to their racist, arrogant and corrupt ways of governing.
Now after the March 8, 2008 tsunami, Umno knows that a few goodies alone are not enough to satisfy the voters.
Malaysia must remain Malaysia and whatever we do to help Malaysians, we must always maintain the country's name called 'Malaysia'. If you sincerely want to unite all Malaysians and treat all as equal, you still can use the original 'Malaysia' to get it done - why do you want to bring another unwarranted name called '1Malaysia'?
Fellow Malaysians, we have had enough of Umno/BN rule for over 50 years. We need to have a change, for better or for worse and we have to give it a try. There is nothing to be afraid of - do we fear a new government with no experience will destroy the country?
Let me take you back to 52 years ago. If the British were to think like what you are thinking, would the British have given up their rule and handed over the country to Umno which at that time did not have any experience whatsoever in governing? Malaysiatoday.... (http://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/132403)
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