Saturday 31 January 2015

Genji Buskers

It's another weekend.

I am relieved.

I have been working hard the past week and now actually exhausted.

Reached home from work about 2am this morning.

Now, I am writing this lying down on my bed.

Too lazy to get up.

Anyway, today I just want to write something about my new found favorite bunch of musicians, Genji Buskers.

No politics. Too tired to write about that.

Genji Buskers are those guys whom Dr Mahathir gave some money while performing near a LRT station the other day.

You can watch the video of that moment at my previous posting

Why I like Dr Mahathir

Since then I have been watching their performances on You Tube in between my work in the office.

Just to lessen the stress.

They are a bit raw and not as polished as the usual artistes.

But that's what makes me appreciate their work more.

They are honest with their work.

It's fresh and sincere.

And I like their attitude.

This is what their frontman Mus said in his Facebook page about Dr Mahathir's acknowledgement,

1st time nyanyi mata berair..with Negarawan terulung‪#‎tunmahathir‬.. Rupanya dah 3,4 minit saya diperhatikan tadi..bila terpandang tun..lirik terus bersepah hahaha...nama kami sama MM ...dan kami Sagittarius... Rm50 yg tun bagi akan saya frame kan ;p .. 

Of course being buskers they did a lot of cover for other people's music, but they did them well with their own style.

This is their own song, which I like very much.

I wish them the very best and hopefully they will get more people to appreciate their talent.

You can get to know them better and watch their performances at these links,

GENJI Buskers | Facebook

Friday 30 January 2015

A Tong of trouble

I first received this link

How Tong Kooi Ong is attempting to break Bank Negara and crash the RM

from a Chinese guy who occasionally buys me dinner yesterday morning.

The guy is into all those market stuff and got all excited about it.

Later in the afternoon, a Malay guy who is actually in love with me forwarded the same link to me.

It was weird as the Malay guy is not into all these money making schemes and knows nuts about the market nonsense.

Only later that I realized that the link had gone viral all over the social media.

Later in the evening I noticed that Rocky had posted something about it,

Our own George Soros?

with a link on the political angle of it by Another Brick in the Wall blog,

Economic Sabatogeurs Rising up to the Occasion

I am sure Tong is by now under pressure to answer the allegations.

I hope the media people will chase him for the story.

Anyway, I never like Tong's own media outfits.

Malaysian Insider has always been pro-Pakatan.

Everybody knows that.

The Edge is actually also the same in other ways.

Here is some of my past posts on the The Edge,

Maneuvering for big money on the political front

The Edge and YTL alliance, how about credibility?

It's all about greed, I guess.

Greed for money and political power.

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Caution when reading Life of Annie

This is a comment at a Rocky's posting,

While Umno leaders/ex-leaders and their generals feud ...

 Anonymous said...
Blogger Upahan Perompak dan Lanun seperti di bawah adalah merupakan DURI DLM DAGING, GUNTUNG DLM LIPATAN yg masih dikategorikan sebagai Blogger Pro-Kerajaan walaupon hasil kerja mereka ini sebenarnya Melemahkan Kerajaan, Menganggu-gugat, melagakan Pemimpin Sedia Ada (Bukannya yang dah Pencen), dan Mengutuk, Mencari Salah sana sini Pentadbiran PM DS Mohd Najib, Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Menteri-Menteri dan Timbalan Menteri dan juga Pentadbiran Kerajaan Barisan Nasional - UMNO.

1. OutSyed The Box - Syed Akbar Ali
2. Din Turtle
3. The Scribe A Kadir Jasin
4. Zamkata - Zainuddin Maidin
3. The Sense, Credibility and Accountability
4. Life of Annie
5. Apanama

Silalah kemukakan bukti, setakat hari ini Rabu, 28 Januari 2015, berapa banyakkah artikel, tulisan yang menyentuh, menceritakan, memberi gambaran mengenai Salah Laku Tun Mahathir dan Tun Daim? Apakah semasa zaman Pentadbiran Tun Dr Mahathir, segalanya sempurna? Kenapa Isu Tol Tak pernah turun yg dibuat semasa Tun tidak dibangkitkan oleh Blogger ini? Apatahlagi isu-isu mengenai Kejahatan Regim DAP Lim Kit Siang dan Lim Guang Eng, Anwar Ibrahim, Mohd Sabu dan sebagainya. TIDAK, mereka ini hanya berminat mengenai hal-hal berkaitan yang hanya bertumpu kpd PM DS Mohd Najib dan kesuluruhan pentadbiran beliau.

Adalah dipercayai bahawa Mereka ini dibiayai oleh Mahazalim MahaFiraun Tun Mahathir dan Perompak @ Lanun Wang Rakyat Tun Daim Zainuddin samada secara terus mahupon secara Proksi. Mereka ini ada tabung yang kuat dan sebarang isu yang memburukkan Kerajaan DS Moh\d Najib, mereka akan dapat Hadiah Saguhati..

Oleh itu, Blogger Pro-Kerajaan perlu berhati-hati dengan setan dan jin yang nampak bersama kamu di dalam menentang Cyber Red Bean Army Pakatan Rakyat Kelolaan DAPigs, tapi setan-setan dan jin ini membunuh usaha kamu secara halus-halusan.
12:46 am

Well, what can I say?

Aku cakap bangang kang marah pulak.

Terra la aku kalau di letak sebaris dengan blogger-blogger otai tuh.

Lantak lah.

Lebih baik aku layan Genji buskers ni,

Lepas dia orang dapat acknowledgement dari Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad hari tu, aku dah jadi peminat pulak.

You can read my earlier post, Why I like Dr Mahathir

Sunday 25 January 2015

Why I like Dr Mahathir

Hung out earlier this morning with someone who knows me since I was very young.

It was a very pleasant Sunday morning lepaking after breakfast.

The guy among others asked why I seem to be so fond of former PM Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad these days.

He remembers that back in college, I was more of a socialist and did not really care much for what was then called Mahathirism.

I explained that I am now more matured and see a lot of things that I missed to notice when I was younger.

I actually only realized that I like Dr Mahathir after he retired as PM.

The guy is cute, smart, witty and being now 90 years old, amazingly youthful.

But the thing I like most about the handsome old man is that he is sincere.

He sincerely wants the best for this country.

Observe him closely without prejudice and you will agree with me.

Anyway, the reason why I suddenly wanted to write on how I feel about Dr Mahathir was because the guy I was with this morning showed me this rather cute video,

I can understand why the singer suddenly forgot the lyrics when he realized who was among the crowd.

Everything is so natural with Dr Mahathir.

Saturday 24 January 2015

Attacks against Dr Mahathir and Daim may have been stopped

Received a call from a friend who is part of the PMO's media team yesterday morning.

He told me that the stupid attacks against former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin have been put to a stop.

"Those attacks were not initiated by us but by some assholes outside the PMO.

"My boss had a big fight with them over it and he won.

"That's why he managed to put a stop to it," said my friend.

I asked him to tell me who is the real mastermind behind the attacks but he declined to go into details.

I double checked with a journalist friend who works at one of the mainstream media newspapers and he too believed that the attacks had been called off.

"Just a few days ago that short PKR guy Shamsul Iskandar Akin had a press conference in Putrajaya after his statement was taken by MACC over the Daim case. My news editors were told by our big boss Datuk (censored) not to use the story," he said.

My friend's newspaper is one of the mainstream media outlets which had been highlighting statements by opposition leaders, particularly those from PKR as well as Umno hatchet men such as supreme council member Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi in what appeared to be a smear campaign against Dr Mahathir and Daim for being critical of PM DS Najib Razak.

I am not actually 100 per cent sure whether what my friends said were true but for now I am willing to be positive about it.

Who knows, maybe the good guys in PMO are really winning the fight there and common sense will prevail.

At least that's what my friend from the PMO think is happening.

I will wait for a while more to see what will really happen.

If the wrong people win the fight at the PMO, then I will totally pull out from supporting Najib.

I really pray that will not happen.

There is no way I am going into the fight against the opposition being led by the crooked idiots who thought attacking Dr Mahathir and Daim was a good way to shut them off.

That was really stupid as I put it here,

Umno will not survive a civil war

For now, maybe my prayers were being answered.


Friday 23 January 2015

My weapon of choice...if I have to

This is the SVD Dragunov,

It is usually described as a sniper rifle, but I prefer its other description which is a marksman rifle.

Though capable of hitting targets up to 800 meters, which is further than the effective range of assault rifles, the Russian-made Dragunov falls short of having the range of most dedicated sniper rifles.

The best sniper rifle has a killing range of up to two kilometers.

The Dragunov however has several advantages over such sniper rifles.

Being semi-automatic and relatively light for a rifle of its type, it is more flexible for use in combat situation.

It was also designed to be used by a less skillful sharp shooter than a sniper specialist, thus the less need for specialize training for its user.

The rifle is also tougher and easier to maintain compared to dedicated sniper rifles, especially in battlefield condition.

Being Russian-made, it is also relatively cheap compared to Western-made sniper rifles.

There are also several other variants such as those produced in China.

The Dragunov is my weapon of choice in the event I am forced to bear arm.

In such a situation, I will find a suitable spot to defend with the rifle.

The main objective is not to let the enemy come close to harm me.

It's the best tactic for someone like me in that kind of a situation as I don't think I have the strength to run around dodging bullets with an assault rifle like normal foot soldiers.

Ya, it is better for me to sit still and wait for the enemy.

During a war situation, a Dragunov could normally be found sold at the black market.

I will buy one in that kind of a situation.

Well, why I am writing this nonsense?

Actually I can't sleep.

It is now past 3am.

Anyway, it is also more fun to write about this rifle than trying to defend the likes of Ahmad Maslan, Shahrizat, Ku Nan, Rauf and other Umno leaders like them.

Writing for fun like this could also eases my mind from worrying about the ongoing Umno rebellion.

It is also much less poisonous than writing about Anwar, Guan Eng and the Pakatan gang.

Thursday 22 January 2015

Wahid's three suggestions

Rocky quoted Minister in the PM's department Abdul Wahid Omar verbatim on the guy's thoughts following the 2015 Budget reboot here,

Revised Bajet 2015: We won't see twin deficits, says Wahid Omar

I'm actually only interested in the part where Wahid suggested three things a Malaysian like myself can do to help the country in this challenging time.

I already know about the other points that he made in the statement.

Okay, here were the three things suggested by Wahid as well as myself in the context of those suggestions.

1. Live within your means.
Optimise your expenditure. Keep spending if you can afford it.  Dont borrow if you dont have the capacity to repay.

I think I have always live like that.
I mostly use my credit cards just for filling up petrol.
I am actually quite frugal.
The only time I occassionally really spend more than I can afford is whenever I feel that I need to prove to that Chinese guy who sometimes dates me that I can pay for our dinner.
The guy always takes me to expensive places but it's nice to once in a while pay for the dinner instead of letting him do so.

However, this is actually my usual dinner at home whenever I got back late from work like last night,

- my landlady's leftover rice
- two fried eggs
- two cili padi
- half an onion
- a tomato, cut into four pieces
- kicap (soy sauce)

If my landlady doesn't leave me any rice, I usually just cook maggi.

2. Invest domestically
With the strong dollar, defer your overseas investments. In fact, this is probably a good time to bring back your monies from abroad to realise some gains. 

I don't have money to invest either here in this country or abroad.
I therefore think this one was really meant for the rich towkeys (including Malay ones).
The most I can think of in this context is for me not to go traveling overseas unless it's for work.
Anyway, I have not travelled overseas since two years ago.
Visiting my relatives in Singapore doesn't count, okay.

3. Think positive

These are challenging times. But we are clear on what we need to do to ride through this period of market volatility. Just follow through & do the right things. InsyaAllah, God willing, we will succeed. 

I am trying to think positive but at the moment it's quite hard.
Especially with all those crooks trying to kick out the good guys at PMO.
I hope the good guys win, so that I can be positive again about the country. Those few good guys at the PMO are the ones who still give me some hope about the administration of DS Najib Razak.

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Other things in life

I'm taking a break for a while from writing about Malaysian politics.

As I had said, I'm fed-up with the Umno infighting and I don't want to be involved in such nonsense.

There is no point in writing about such things.

Anyway, there are other bigger things happening in the world.

I wish I can write about beauty products like Felixia here,


or traveling like Anis here,

Postcards from Southland, New Zealand

or get hooked up on other healthier passions like Ooi and her palm oil here,

Palm oil for lovely hair

I find their blogs to be livelier and not stressful to read unlike mine.

But I know nothing much of such stuff to write like them.

Okay, I did some traveling but those were mostly for work. So, I can't claim that traveling is my passion.

I don't even have a hobby or even really listen to the latest music.

To cut it short, I'm a boring person.

I read history and other nerdy stuff most of the time whenever I got nothing better to do.

I read all those stuff which don't really matter to most people.

In fact, I read things such as military subjects more than political stuff.

Show me pictures of warplanes, tanks, assault rifles, howitzers, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles etc and I think I can identify most of them or at least the country of their origin.

But my interest is confined to just reading.

I know the difference between an AK47, an AKM and an AK74 but have no interest to own or even touch them.

I can write about such things but I think the police will likely arrest me as a terror suspect if I do that.

So, what else can I write about?

Really, I am not sure myself.

Well....I will think about it.

For now I will take it easy and write only if I really feel like it.

Need to detox the politics for a while.

Okay, I have not put a music video here for quite a while. This is in remembrance of the brave Chechen syuhada,

Monday 19 January 2015

Umno will not survive a civil war

I have not been writing the past four days as I'm quite fed up with the worsening fight between the people of DS Najib Razak and those who oppose them from among pro-establishment supporters.

I was eating at a nasi kandar restaurant earlier in the evening when I saw the TV3's report that opposition leader DS Anwar Ibrahim was offering "proof" of wrong doings allegedly committed by former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin.

I find the whole thing as being so stupid.

TV3 and other mainstream media outlets have been going on and on about this for quite a while now.

A few days ago there was even a report by Utusan Malaysia of Umno supreme council member Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi attacking former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

That was not only stupid, but also disgusting.

Who is Puad to attack Dr Mahathir?

I don't even want to dirty my blog by putting the link to that story here.

Anyway, Dr Mahathir had replied to the attack in his blog,


If you want to know what I think of Puad and those who use him to issue such statements, read here,

Najib's people need to be smarter

For me, these are all so time and energy wasting.

Umno will in the end tear itself apart if this continues.

I don't think the party will survive the next general election (which is just less than three years from now), if Najib, as Umno president does not step in now and ends the fight.

Umno is no longer as strong as it used to be, to survive such an internal fight.

Nonetheless, my prediction is that, if both sides decide to go all the way and fight till the bitter end, Najib's forces will eventually win due to their control of many party divisions and the warlords.

But BN will definitely lose the next general election.

Umno will lose the crucial support of middle ground Malays who previously were with the establishment.

This group, I am sure will side with Dr Mahathir's forces.

They will get so disgusted with Umno, that even their dislike of Pakatan will not make them want to vote for BN ever again.

This was the same thing which sealed the fate of the Pak Lah's administration.

I am praying it will not come to that, but all indications are pointing that way.

The latest I heard was that there will be a reshuffle of personnel at the PMO with some good and loyal Najib people, who have been serving the PM for years to be ousted.

A new set of guys was said to be coming in to take up the important posts to be vacated by the good guys.

These new guys, I was told, are the ones behind the latest attacks against Najib's critiques such as Dr Mahathir and Daim.

Hopefully I got it wrong because if it's true, then Umno's fate is likely sealed.

Meanwhile, my suggestion for Najib to clean up the Umno headquarters as I wrote here....

Datuk Najib's next three months not likely to happen.

My sources indicated that this posting by Shahbudin's blog was accurate,

Haru Betul...Bakal Setiausaha Kerja UMNO Diminta Jadi 'Protege' Terlebih Dahulu

Well, so much for all those talks about meremajakan dan membersihkan Umno.

Honestly, I am tired.

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Malaysia's root cause of racial and religious problems

This is an interesting post in Another Brick in the Wall blog,

Condemn, YES but NOT Charlie! 

It's quite long but I feel it makes a good read.

The terror attack in Paris has indeed triggered a tidal wave of Islamophobia which apparently even reached our shore.

People who have all these while despise Islam suddenly became brazen and came out of the woodwork to flash their contempt for the religion.

They feel that what happened in Paris gave them the right to say anything about Islam, its adherents and anything related to the religion.

In the case of lawyer Eric Paulsen, it turned out that his outburst against Jakim's Friday sermon was not the first time that he made a disparaging remark against something related to Islam.

I received this today,

It's a list of tweets by Paulsen in the past, which touched on Islamic matters.

Please zoom in to read them.

They indicated a pattern of how the guy never really like anything related to Islam.

Since Paulsen is a Pakatan supporter, he predictably blamed Umno for the backlash from his tweet against Jakim.

He was quoted in several news reports of blaming the alleged "death threats" he received on "pro-Umno cybertroopers".

As of now, he never showed any remorse.

Other reports, however indicated that his actions were condemned by Muslims from both sides of the political divide and not just from Umno.

How did this Paulsen turned up that way?

In the run up to the last general election in 2013, the Pakatan coalition, in particular DAP, employed a strategy of sowing hate against Barisan Nasional, especially among the Chinese community.

Nothing less then hate would do at that time.

The main target is Umno, the dominant BN party made up of mostly Malay Muslims.

That's when Lim Guan Eng repeatedly told the Chinese that they were being treated as second class citizens, DAP cadres spread the belief that Chinese like Teoh Being Hock were being killed by Umno agents such as those in MACC, etc.

Knowing that it was crucial for Pakatan to win a significant number of Parliament seats in Sabah and Sarawak, Guan Eng in his Christmas message in 2012, not long before the general election, once again harped on the kalimah Allah issue.

His aim was to sow hatred among the large number of Christian bumiputera people in those states against the BN government by painting a picture of how Christians were being oppressed in this country.

The tactic worked to a large extent.

Even the Malay Muslims who supported Pakatan were taken in by the DAP's propaganda.

They really hate Umno and the BN government with all of their heart. It's nothing less than that.

Nothing coming out of Umno and BN are good and those who disagreed with them were enemies who need to be crucified.

Chinese who appeared to support BN such as actress Michelle Yeoh and badminton star Lee Chong Wei were targeted while PM DS Najib Razak tireless effort to promote 1Malaysia was ridiculed.

It resulted in the Chinese tsunami during the general election.

Even the Chinese who were members of BN component parties voted for Pakatan in large number.

The level of hatred build up, particularly against Umno by the DAP's campaign ensured that.

Words such as Asal Bukan Umno (ABU) became a battle cry.

Yes, I believe that if a Taliban or IS candidate contested against an Umno guy at that time, they would had voted the former. Anything but Umno, they said.

Hatred makes people do weird things.

That's how educated people like Paulsen turned up the way they were.

They already dislike Islam for it's a faith which general adherents were, they believe, of lower standard then themselves.

They loathed that they have to live under the government led by these Malay Muslims who they believe were "low class".

And when people such as Guan Eng whipped up racial and religious sentiments in the election campaign, the level of hatred just went up quite a few notches up.

Of course they masked it all in the political campaign by claiming that they are against Umno and not Malay Muslims.

The only saving grace was that the bumiputera Christians in Sabah and Sarawak were largely not taken in by the hate campaign led by DAP.

Here is one of them who commented in this blog just a while ago. The comment about summed up everything on the root cause of current racial and religious problems in this country.

actually, no, non Muslim bumi's Allah IS NOT under threat from ISMA and PERKASA. I agree that non Muslim Bumis are the poorest lot - and they are mainly in Sarawak. However - the word Allah for the Christians have always been allowed in Sarawak, always. There was no issue nor furore over the usage of this word until the Roman Catholics in West Malaysia demanded that they too use it for their Herald publication despite knowing that usage of that word isn't conducive in the West Malaysian society. That's when the whole mess started. Before this - Sarawakian Christians have been using the word without problem. Now the west malaysian dragged us all into the mess and try to pin the problems on someone else.

So no, it isn't ISMA and PERKASA who is the actual problem here. It's that freaking Catholic church that's so belligerent and stubborn that they couldn't even compromise and use a perfectly legible word (TUHAN, anyone??) for their BM publication and dare to bring Sarawak's Christian Bumis into the equation to push their cause. Talk about political opportunists!

Tuesday 13 January 2015

UEM's troubles in Johor

I actually wanted to write about the Eric Paulsen case but last night got into a bit of a quarrel over it.

It got me really upset that I am now all stressed up whenever it is mentioned.

It's quite difficult quarreling over something like that with someone you love.

Well, never mind....I think everyone is writing or had written about it.

So, I better write about something else.

By the way, is this Eric Paulsen actually a Scandinavian? The name sounds Scandinavian, but the guy looks just like any other Chinese man.

Maybe Scandinavian banana, I guess....

Okay, now to more serious business.....

I think this time I better write about my home state Johor again.

Been quite a while since I last wrote about it.

Well, the robbing and looting is still ongoing, apparently.

Same ole same ole, life goes on, I guess.

The latest I heard was that UEM had been blacklisted from operating in Johor, at least for the time being.

Among UEM's big projects in Johor is the RM850 Million Medini Project at Iskandar Malaysia.

Mercu with lrt.JPG

Everything related to UEM was said to have been frozen by the state government for the past three months.

UEM's operations in Johor had virtually came to a stand still since then.

You all can check on this with any member of the UEM's BOARD OF DIRECTORS

I know, no point checking such things with Johor MB DS Mohd Khaled Nordin. He won't tell you anything.

I was told that UEM got into the trouble after one of its officials issued a statement questioning the preferential treatment given to foreign developers, or to be more precise, the mainland Chinese companies developing the huge plots of reclaimed land along the Tebrau Straits.

The UEM official had openly made the claim, causing a lot of red faces in Kota Iskandar and elsewhere.

What most irked UEM and other local developers was when the state government entertained every whims and fancies of the mainland Chinese companies.

The same treatment was not given to the locals.

I learnt that even the local Chinese companies had bitched about it but unlike UEM, they did not dare voiced out their complaints.

It is not immediately known when UEM may dig itself out of the hole in Johor.

Anyway, this is part of how I feel about the whole land selling to mainland Chinese thing in my home state,

Meanwhile in Johor...the song remains the same

Well, I still think that the only guy who can stop all these nonsense in Johor is PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

I think he needs to be tougher.

If the nonsense continues, I believe Johor as the Tiang Seri of Umno will be no more come the next general election.

Sunday 11 January 2015

A Malaysian extremist's story

In my last posting,

Malaysians need to shun the real extremists among them

a commenter wrote this

Remember Amanat Hj Hadi that label Umno kafir ? That is extremist act and We are liteyears ahead lar. Hj Badi never retracted his amanat gila. Remember CN Al Afghani was so obsessed wt the amanat, he went to Afghanistan n fought there. Upon return home, he plotted Tun M murder plan n earned him tiket to Kamunting. So if u want to check terrorism here, talk to hj badi first ok. And the bangang guy had repealed ISA pula.

and then another commenter added,

Cikgu Non repents and reveals the Hypocrisy of the TAKFIRI fatwa of Amanat Hadi Awang

I think I need to make it clearer what these commenters were talking about as many, especially the younger ones, particularly the non-Malays or non-Muslims may not be aware or have any knowledge about what were being said,

1. This is Amanat Haji Hadi

Saudara-saudara sekelian percayalah,
Kita menentang UMNO, bukan kerana nama dia UMNO. Kita menentang Barisan Nasional bukan kerana dia lama memerintah kerajaan. Kita menentang dia ialah kerana dia mengekalkan perlembagaan penjajah, mengekalkan undang-undang kafir, mengekalkan peraturan jahiliyah. Oleh kerana itulah kita menentang mereka. Oleh kerana itulah kita menghadapi mereka. Oleh itulah kita cuba berlawan dengan mereka.

Percayalah saudara-saudara sekelian,
Perjuangan kita adalah jihad, ucapan kita adalah jihad, derma kita adalah jihad. Bergantunglah kita kepada Allah dengan (menghadapi) puak-puak ini kerana kalau kita mati melawan puak-puak ini, mati kita adalah syahid. Mati kita adalah Islam. Kita tidak perlu masuk Buddha, Kita tidak perlu masuk Hindu, Kita tidak perlu masuk Kristian, Tapi kita menjadi kafir dengan mengamalkan 'politik suku, agama suku'.

2. This is CN Al Afghani

His real name is Zainon Ahmad and hails from Baling Kedah.

Then a hardcore supporter of Pas, he went to Afghanistan in the 1980s and fought with the mujahideen there against the Soviet occupation.

He was among scores of Malaysians in the mujahideen rank.

When they came back to Malaysia, and despite returning to normal life, they set up their own organization called Kumpulan Mujahideen Malaysia.

The head of the organization is Nik Adli, the son of Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat. Nik Adli is also an Afghan War veteran.

The armed wing of the organization was Kumpulan Militant Malaysia headed by Zulkifli Abdul Khir aka Marwan, who is currently the most wanted terror suspect in the region.

While Zulkifli is being hunted down for his role in several jihadist-related activities, Zainon, along with Nik Adli and the rest of the Malaysian Afghan War veterans were arrested under the ISA right after the 9-11 terror attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon.

Zainon and the rest were kept under the ISA detention for about two years. It was arguably what saved them from suffering the same fate as Zulkifli, whose story you can read here,

The untold story of Zulkifli Abdul Khir

As for Zainon, you can read his online book here,


And this is the video of Zainon talking about his experience as an extremist,

Thursday 8 January 2015

Malaysians need to shun the real extremists among them (updated)


The injured French policeman seen executed without mercy by one of the gunmen in the Paris attack turned out to be a Muslim,


The gunmen attack in Paris which left twelve people, including two policemen dead yesterday was perhaps scarier than other recent acts of terror due to the cold bloodedness of the perpetrators.

Here is the picture of one of the gunmen aiming his AK-47 assault rifle at an injured policeman who was obviously pleading for his life.

The gunman just shot the policeman in the head.

The murderers, clad in all black, were immediately suspected as affiliated or at least supporters of the notorious Islamic State (IS) group, now waging their brand of jihad in Syria and Iraq.

IS members were known to be dressed in all black combat gear and reputedly had shown no mercy for their enemies.

The latest news on the attack as I am writing this is,

Two suspects in Paris attack 'located'

The suspects who are brothers had likely committed the heinous attack due to their belief that their target, the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo had insulted Islam.

IS brutal conduct in the battlefields of Syria and Iraq could had inspired them to act with such barbarity during the attack.

Though I myself don't take kindly when Islam is being insulted, I want to strongly state here that reacting the way the brothers did is definitely wrong and should be condemned.

That is not how Islam should be defended.

Now, if it is true that the brothers were indeed members of the IS or its supporters, then we in Malaysia should be concerned about the possibility of such act of violence occurring here too.

Malaysians are known to have joined IS, fought with them and some had even known to die in combat.

Here is a video of a group of Malaysian IS fighters,

And this is a video of one of them who was killed in battle being lionized as an Islamic hero,

I believe the government should do more to curb the influence of IS in this country if similar incident in Paris is to be avoided.

We all talk a lot about curbing the extremists and fanatics these days. Well, this is our chance to act on it.

I hope for Malaysians to reject the brand of extremism and fanaticism such as that of IS and those who support the group in this country.

Do check as to who are these Malaysian IS fighters and reject anyone or any organization who sympathize with them.

Are they from Perkasa or Isma, which had been depicted by especially the non-Muslims of this country as extremists and fanatics?

If they are, then those group must be shunned by all Malaysians.

I want to also state my disagreement with this "celebrity ustaz" who seems to be sympathetic to IS,

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Najib's people need to be smarter

This is what I saw in Utusan Malaysia today,

The first story is about Umno supreme council member Datuk Mohd Puad Zarkashi whacking senior journalist and blogger Datuk A Kadir Jasin for criticizing PM DS Najib Razak.

Kritik Najib, jatuhkan BN 

The second story is about a PKR dude calling for the MACC to investigate former finance minister Tun Daim Zainuddin for allegedly accumulating wealth by illegal means. However I can't seem to find the link to that story. This call for Daim to be investigated by MACC had been repeatedly made by PKR people and the stories have been published by Utusan and other mainstream media since early last year. Here is a link to a similar story as the one in Utusan today,

Dedah segera hasil siasatan kes Tun Daim

Two things I want to say here,

1. Najib's people seriously need someone better than Puad as their spokesman in defending their boss.

This is what I think of Puad,

Seriously, do Najib's people think Puad's words carry much weight?

Do they think Puad can win if they field him again in Batu Pahat in the next general election?

People like Puad are the ones who make me feel like giving up on Umno and BN, seriously.

2. Okay, Daim has been critical of Najib's administration. Some in the PM's camp must had marked him as leading the ongoing rebellion.

But the guy is really old and not well.

I don't think it's necessary for Utusan to repeatedly publish statements by PKR people to whack him.

It's just not right.

In fact, I think it's stupid to do that.

I think Najib's people need to rethink their strategy.

Sunday 4 January 2015

Chinese, can you all sympathize with Najib?

Someone forwarded me this article in a pro-Pakatan publication,

Another year of hope or despair?

I was asked to comment on it.

Actually, I didn't find anything remarkable about the article.

It's the usual whining about how this country is going down the drain under the present establishment.

I think the whole length of the article was only meant to ask these questions in the last paragraph,

Central to the Bumiputra agenda are four measures: increasing equity ownership of Bumiputras; strengthening Bumiputra entrepreneurship; financing Bumiputra SMEs; developing Bumiputra human capital. So, where do non-Bumiputras figure in the “people economy”? Where do the 23% Chinese and 7% Indians go from here as we start the new year – a year of hope or just another year of alienating Bumiputras from non-Bumipuras, and pitting Muslims against Christians?

It's actually a reminder to non-Bumiputera of the alleged unfairness of the BN government to them.

The writer is basically telling them that,

- the government doesn't care whether the non-Bumiputra have a place in the "people economy".

- the government is alienating the non-Bumiputera.

- the government is against Christians by pitting the Muslims against them.

Of course the writer wrote all these accusations accompanied by question marks to mask his real intent, that is to instigate the non-Bumiputera against the BN government (or to be more exact, the Malays represented by Umno).

It's the usual DAP's tactic of casting the stone first and then hiding the hand as they play the racial card of hate politics.

It's the same tactics used by DAP sec-general Lim Guan Eng when he told the Chinese that they are the second, third, fourth and fifth class citizens.

It's the same tactics which triggered the Chinese tsunami of May 2013.

Once the other side retaliates, they will turn around and accuse them of being racists, extremists etc.

Seriously, do you think the government will not help the Chinese and Indians if they are lagging behind the Bumiputera?

Are the BN government and Umno evil people feeding the Christians to the lions?

Are the Christians the worst off among the minority groups?

I don't think so.

The Bumiputera is still the poorest among the ethnic groups in this country.

Yes, overall, they are still lagging behind even the Indians.

Was the government supposed to ignore the needs of the Malays and other Bumiputera whilst they are the ones who form the core support of BN?

Can you all imagine what would happened if the government just do that to further please the more economically advanced Chinese?

PM DS Najib Razak is actually being accused of trying too hard to please the Chinese.

That's a fact.

Despite all the pro-Bumiputera policies that he initiated of late, he is still being accused of pandering too much to the Chinese.

In fact, the rebellion against him is building up within his own party, thanks largely due to his moderate approach and accommodating attitude for the needs of all races, including the Chinese.

Do the Chinese realize this?

Do they feel any sympathy for the beleaguered Najib who has been trying so hard to give them what they want?

Based on what happened during the 13th general election in 2013, I don't think they care much for Najib.

I think they rather spat on him again.

They had spat on him and other moderate Malay Umno leaders on that fateful May 5 2013.

They prefer the Pas people, because they thought it's more beneficial to support the DAP's Islamist ally for their community's interests.

Now they are crying foul when especially Malays talk about the need for themselves to unite for their community's interests and become more Islamic to strengthen their resolves.

They are now clamoring for the Malays to uphold moderate values.

Of course, they do not say the same about themselves.

To them the only fanatics, extremists, and racists in this country are the Malays.

The Chinese are all moderates.

That include second class citizen Lim Guan Eng despite him being the one who pour petrol over the fire of the kalimah Allah issue with his Christmas message of 2012.

That, just so that the Christians of Sabah and Sarawak are to side with his party.

Anyway, I don't think that the BN government has ever taken away anything that belong to the Chinese to enrich the Malays.

Definitely not, under Najib's leadership.

If the Chinese are suffering, I believe they can still make their case to the government and I believe they will get help.

That was what the MCA had ensured.

The Chinese are still the richest ethnic group in this country despite the BN government's policy of helping the Bumiputera more.

I believe they will remain so, as long as this country still exist.

Post-flood trauma causing me to write nonsense

(Caution: Reading this will waste your time, seriously.)

It is past 3.30am and I still can't sleep.

So decided to write a bit.

Today I plan to rest properly.

Extremely tired after running around for a week because of the flood.

Hopefully nothing major is going to happen.

Honestly, I wish I can stay here and not having to go back to KL.

It's peaceful here unlike in KL.

But of course I will have to go back.

I need to work.

Otherwise, who is going to feed me.

I actually love my job but I no longer like the place where I work.

I don't feel that I belong there anymore.

Too much office politics.

I really have no energy for such bullshit.

But for now, I have to endure it.

Promised someone that I will endure it.

It's my responsibility to hang on.

Nonetheless, if things turned really bad, I will have to look for another job.

There is only so much that I can do.

After all, life in KL actually really sucks.

I hate the traffic jam, rude people, polluted air, etc.

The only thing that makes it bearable is the occasional moment of happiness I have whenever I meet that DAP-supporting bastard.

Even that is only once or, if I am lucky, twice a week.

Sometimes I don't even get to see him for a whole month.

He sometimes prefers to go to the gym after work rather than have dinner with me.

I know, really pathetic.

Can't help myself though.

The guy looks something like this....

I bluffed when previously I wrote that he is fat and ugly.

That was when I was really pissed off with him.

Previously I tried to dump him, but it only lasted a week.

He called and I just melted....I know, it's disgusting.

Okay....I am just rambling.

Just writing whatever that crosses my mind at the moment.

Sorry for wasting your time reading this nonsense of mine.

However, please excuse me.

I write like this only once in a while.

It's sorts of a therapy for me.

For proper serious political read, I recommend this one for you all,


I am going to try to sleep now.

Saturday 3 January 2015

Alhamdulillah, the worst seems over

The floods are receding almost everywhere now.

The only areas still on alert are those along Sungai Pahang, namely Temerloh, Maran and Pekan.

Water coming down from upstream is delaying the closure of relief centers there.

I however don't expect the flood to worsen though.

The authorities had done well to deepen the estuary of the river, enabling water to flow out to sea rather smoothly instead of inundating areas along its banks too badly.

Hopefully, the over 45,000 evacuees still at relief centers, particularly in those areas in Pahang will get to go home within the next two or three days.

The East Coast Expressway which had been mostly closed since a few days ago had been fully opened at midnight just now.

I believe the worst is over.

It was indeed a terrible flood but all things considered, thanks to Allah that the number of fatalities was relatively low.

As pointed out by someone to me, even the stampede at the Bund in Shanghai on New Year Day caused more deaths than the worst floods in our country in 30 years.

Kudos to all who were involved in the rescue and relief operations.

Special salute to our men and women in uniform who risked their life to ensure the safety of the flood victims and relatively smooth delivery of relief supplies to them.

I will rest a bit before going back to KL.

I am glad that I did manage to do some good here this time.

The most satisfying was when I successfully got some help from the authorities for a group of flood evacuees who were stranded at a place which was not designated as a flood relief centre.

They were there without any help from the authorities for almost a week before I met them.

For the record, it was not really the fault of the authorities. The group of flood victims were overlooked because of the place they had sought refuge.

I can't tell the details here though as it will blow my cover.

I also want to record here my special appreciation to Tengku Mahkota of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah for his efforts to help the flood victims in his state.

I was fortunate to bump into him during one of his daily rounds to check on the flood victims and was impressed by the way he carries himself and the real help he gave to the flood victims.

My hope now is for the recovery process to go smoothly and continuos assistance be given to the victims till their life return back to normal.

Thursday 1 January 2015

May 2015 be a safe year for Malaysia

I missed my deadline to do a wrap-up post for 2014.

Was too busy running around where I am here yesterday.

Only reached my base about mid-night.

As you all already know, and commented by other bloggers, last year was perhaps the worst year ever experienced by Malaysia.

There were MH370, MH17, QZ8501, the devastating floods, and many other tragedies and disasters.

Hopefully this new year will be much better for this country.

Honestly, I find it difficult to even wish Happy New Year while here at this flood devastated place where I am now.

Last night, as the clock strikes midnight, I just sent messages of Selamat Tahun Baru to my friends and colleagues who wished me a happy new year.

I felt that Selamat was more apt than Happy, considering what we went through in 2014.

My personal wish for this year is for Malaysia to be more safe.

Tak berapa happy pun tak apa. Janji semua selamat.

As for politics (since this is a sopo blog), I hope for everyone to be more rational as we continue to battle it out with each other.

We really should cut down with the politics of hate, which plays on racial and religious sentiments, only to invite the same kind of retaliation from the other side.

I am also hoping for PM DS Najib Razak to quickly tidy up his administration and Umno by getting rid of all those leeches and other crooks who are sucking the blood life of the government and the party.

I do not wish him to be toppled but at the same time I will not want to fight for him if all those bastards are still there and calling the shots.

I will also try to be fair in this blog and write with all the sincerity in my heart.

For the past few days I have been receiving some brickbats for defending Najib over the flood issue.

Those thrown at me by friends are the most hurtful, but I had told myself that I need to be fair to the PM as the way he was being demonized for allegedly not caring enough for the flood victims was wrong.

I don't believe Najib is so heartless that he doesn't sincerely care about the flood victims.

I had personally witnessed him in action during the terrible flood in 2006 which devastated his Pekan constituency, and I am certain that he really care for the victims.

As I had written in a previous post, I believe that he tried his best but was unfortunate that the flood only worsen after he had left for US.

Let me also put it on record here that I disagree with quite a number of his policies and the way he handled issues.

For instance, I disagree with things such as 1MDB, BR1M and the use of mercenary consultants to run the government.

I also resented Najib for appointing DS Mohd Khaled Nordin as the MB of my home state Johor as the guy doesn't seem to have a backbone to handle the administration of the state or even stop his own people from doing all sorts of nonsense.

If those who want to topple Najib attacked him based on those issues, then I will not want to quarrel with them.

But I will disagree for the PM be demonized by way of falsehood and smear campaign.

Najib may not be as good a PM as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad but he is not a heartless evil dictator, okay.

I will be where I am now for a few more days.

That is until my leave ends.

The floods seem to be improving as of today.

Hopefully, there will not be a second, third and fourth waves of floods later on.

Okay, I need to go out there now and do my stuff.

You all stay safe please.

Take care.