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Jun 27, 2008

Eacalating Crime Rate? Religious Study is The Answer......

In an attempt to promote the rights of non-Muslims and better educate students of different faiths in Malaysia; I think replacing moral studies with religious studies for non-Muslim students. It is an affirmative action to control the social problems among Indian students. Moral classes are not helping to provide high-quality students for future.

In fact, Muslim students in primary and secondary schools attend compulsory Islamic-studies classes several times a week, while non-Muslim students are divided out to study secular-based morals. As results, non-Muslim student especially Hindu advocates never get the opportunity to increase their awareness in their own religion. By replacing the subject, we are respecting 1st principal of the Rukun Negara (National Principal) - KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN. In reality Rukun Negara is practical for every citizen in Malaysia, why not we proposed the subject for non-Muslims in schools.

Some groups, such as the Sangam, have been urging the government to allow non-Muslims to study their various religions - Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity - in school since the early 1980s. But according to Sangam's president, A Vaithilingam, government has voice their support. But I wonder why until today no measures are taken in order to encourage the subject. Its important since successful nation-building depends on greater knowledge of our traditions and backgrounds, Malaysia looking beyond economic progress to spiritual, civil, intellectual, entrepreneurial and democratic growth, is far behind on its stated goal of becoming a fully developed country by 2020.

Jun 25, 2008

ANWAR IBRAHIM-Prime Minister-In-Waiting?


On April 29, 2008, and after 10 years of absence, Anwar Ibrahim returned to the Parliament, albeit upon invitation as a spouse guest of Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, People's Justice Party and the first female opposition leader in Malaysian Parliament's history. Anwar ibrahim is internationally well-known speaker on the subjects of democracy, freedom, governance, and democracy and the need for accountability. Anwar is the only Malaysian to ever make it into Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.

Arguably Malaysia's hardest working politician in the past 100 days, Anwar – who holds no political office but is the de facto leader of the federal opposition – has spent time since March 8 crisis-crossing the nation and traveling to foreign cities to talk of efforts to helm Malaysia.With Opposition parties winning 82 parliamentary seats and control of four more states, Anwar has expended time and energy to cobble together state governments and iron out issues within a nascent coalition that co-operates with joint doubt.

At the same time, he has been flirting, charming and coaxing lawmakers from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition to jump ship even as he display his political renaissance and taunts Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's coalition with the threat to topple them. He has also traveled outside Malaysia to meet with potential investors and friends he made during his time in power to impress upon them his potentially quick return to Putrajaya, while hinting of secretive meetings abroad with power brokers in the Malaysian political scene.

Not a day goes without his http://anwaribrahimblog.com/ revealing the who, what, when, where, why and how of his political life, from meetings with foreign politicians to tea with the main players in the Philippines and his thoughts on slashing the pump price if Malaysia's oil money is not used for bailouts and national projects.

The promise to cut petrol prices brings him closer to ending his days as prime minister-in-waiting, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is expected to become the prime minister if the opposition coalition takes over the government, said he will resign if he fails to reduce pump prices of petrol.

CORRUPTION-Corporation to bankrupt the nation

Corruption is the abuse of power for private gain. Its damaging a nation because decisions are taken not for public interest. Corruption undermined good governance, fundamentally distorts public policy, misallocation of resources and obviously hurts the poor.

When Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi become PM on 31 October 2003, he pledged to eradicate corruption and good governance. Since assuming office, PM has launched National Integrity Plan and Integrity institute of Malaysia as new measure to combat corruption.

No matter how we study corruption, real or perception, no body is telling you for sure. That is why is it called corruption – it is “under the counter” and opaque. But then some years back, I read about this concept known as the “geography of corruption”. It is simple according to this guy. There is a landscape of corruption that most of us can quite easily differentiate. If you see a building that is not supposed to be there but it is there, it is corruption. If you see a project where the cost has escalated beyond reason, it is corruption and not mere incompetence or lack of monitoring. If you see extreme luxurious living, it is corruption because those who build their wealth in the hard way will certainly learn to appreciate it more. If you see uncollected rubbish, clogged drain and filthy rivers and housing estates, it is corruption because someone is getting paid without doing the job. If you see an exorbitant toll increase, it is corruption because I have not seen the price of a product or service rendered by a monopoly increased by 60% without an explanation or justification. So my dears friends, there is no need for Transparency International or other indices. I know it, I can smell it, and I can feel it.

“Integrity is one of several paths; its distinguish itself from the others because it is the right path, and the only upon will you will never get lost.” M. H. McKee

Judiciary Corruption

Jun 24, 2008

Let Us Transform.......................

Let us transform Malaysia through Malaysian First, based on democracy, political equality, equal opportunity and social justice that ensure economic prosperity for all.

Let us transform Malaysia into a crime-free nation, especially for women and children. Malaysians should enjoy the four basic rights of security – to live, work, study and play in a safe and secure environment.

Let us transform Malaysia that pursues excellence and values our best and brightest students by rewarding them with university places and scholarships.

Let us transform Malaysia that shares our country’s wealth with workers who can live with dignity with a minimum wage.

Let us transform Malaysia that is environmentally-friendly with sustainable living consonant as one with nature and all beings created by God where orang utans, hornbills, pygmy elephants, tigers and rhinos roam freely with undisturbed abandon.

Let us transform Malaysian sports and football into a team we can take pride in, which is praised rather than pilloried as a top 50 footballing nation instead of the present lowly 150th ranking.

Let us transform Malaysia from what it is now to what it should have been as envisaged by our founding fathers by restoring the Merdeka Constitution. The original Malaysian Merdeka Constitution did not allow for preventive laws such as the ISA that sanctioned detention without trail. Neither were there repressive laws such as the Printing Presses & Publications Act and freedom of the press was sacrosanct. Not only was there independence of the judiciary, there was independence of the Elections Commission where no gerrymandering was permitted and variances in voters between constituencies were limited to only 15%. And there were local government elections then unlike now.

Let us also transform Malaysia into a civil society that is inclusive. We can no longer rely on the traditional government and business sector to fulfill our expectations and needs. To ensure that every ordinary Malaysian is allowed to participate in the democratic and political process some of the elements of civil society must give them free association and expression, open and market-oriented economies. And finally aid to the poor, orphaned, elderly, sick, or disabled....

"BANGSA MALAYSIA, BANGSA BOLEH"

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Jun 23, 2008

The Most Awaited Parliament Session


SAPP head: Datuk Yong Teck Lee

The first-day sitting of the Dewan Rakyat today will probably set new television rating records in Malaysia. The Sabah Progressive Party attempt to table a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is going to have Malaysians from all walks of life tuning in. The highly anticipated event, which the Barisan Nasional has vowed will not take place, has fired the imagination of Malaysians and the 222 members of the House. Abdullah's aides say the prime minister and his cabinet ministers will be in the House. The motion of confidence at this point appears to have stolen some of the thunder from the mid-term review of the 9th Malaysia plan.

Abdullah will outline the review to the House on Thursday after question time at 11.30am. The event will be carried live by RTM. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz said the plan will be the main business of the House from Thursday. He said the members will debate the plan review from June 26 to July 10. Nazri said among the bills to be tabled or debated at this meeting included those which were brought forward from the first session in March.

The bills are: National Service Training (Amendment) Bill 2008, Geologist Bill 2008, Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board (Amendment) Bill 2008, Judges Remuneration (Amendment) Bill 2008, Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (Amendment) Bill 2008.

In between the debating and passing these bills, the House will probably allow motions from members to discuss hot topics under standing order 18(1) -- it allows for house proceedings to be stopped for an hour so that members can debate a matter deemed specific, urgent and of public interest. Salahuddin Ayub (PAS-Kubang Kerian) is one member who hopes to take up floor under 18 (1) to debate the spike in fuel prices.

The most awaited parliament session is just few hours to go. We wait and see what will occur in the “Noble House”.