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(GE12) A New Dawn – KeADILan Manifesto for GE2008 February 27, 2008

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A New Dawn for Malaysia
Harapan Baru untuk Malaysia

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1. Samuel Goh Kim Eng - February 27, 2008

In the sixties there was an Australian aboriginal poetess who wrote a book of poems entitled “The Dawn Is Breaking”.

This has contributed in no small way for the present Australian government to apologize for the past wrongs committed.

It’s the hope and prayer of all world citizens that their respective governments will not take that long (though better late than never) to publicly acknowledge their wrongs and mistakes made so that the real national healing processes and reconciliations can genuinely take place in all the countries concerned.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng – 270208
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
http://msi.Rocky101.com
Wed. 27th Feb. 2008.

2. monsterball - February 27, 2008

Newspapers are publishing all one sided comments and news.
I will like to tackle one by one…starting from Datik Zainal Rampak’s ….saying so much cock and bull to support UMNO.
Go read them.
This was a MTUC union boss from late 70′s to 80′s…and during his time….so many factory strikes were created….just to gain factory workers to sign up as members..paying monthly subscription fees…to keep these people rich and easy life.
If a small factory with 150 workers ..and the union may convinced 10 to join them…a strike can be created based on so many unfair and unjust claims…saying…bosses are not fair…salaries/overtime not good enough..and when 10 goes to strike…..another 25 from no where …join in..to show..35 are on strikes.
This was their dirty tactics.which hundreds ofv factories suffered…with an idiotic Minister of Labour.
And the ex teacher…Lee Kim Sai was the Minister….saying all bosses are heartless….knowing next to nothing about labour laws at that time.
Rampak is unreliable and can swing like Tarzan…..depending where the wind blows…favouring him.
Don’t be fooled by his write uos.

3. monsterball - February 27, 2008

Tan Sri Osman Aroff said…..”Respects must be earned.if you want people to listen to you. You must also hear them out”….hitting hard at oppositions remarks against the government.
He simply ignore the fact that newspapers….TV…are hypnotizing readers by UMNO……..giving oppositions no chance to response at all….as if all oppositions are idiots like and dumb.
Well..what do you expect..a very wealthy successful chosen few to say??
Really….reading all those idiotic remarks….do make one feel like an idiot to read the newspapers nowadays….but we business people.. do skip all these UMNO …cock and bull..and have to buy the papers for other reasons..

4. monsterball - February 27, 2008

Newspapers are publishing all one sided comments and news.
I will like to tackle one by one…starting from Datik Zainal Rampak’s ….saying so much cock and bull to support UMNO.
Go read them.
This was a MTUC union boss from late 70′s to 80′s…and during his time….so many factory strikes were created….just to gain factory workers to sign up as members..paying monthly subscription fees…to keep these people rich and easy life.
If a small factory with 150 workers ..and the union may convinced 10 to join them…a strike can be created based on so many unfair and unjust claims…saying…bosses are not fair…salaries/overtime not good enough..and when 10 goes to strike…..another 25 from no where …join in..to show..35 are on strikes.
This was their dirty tactics.which hundreds ofv factories suffered…with an idiotic Minister of Labour.
And the ex teacher…Lee Kim Sai was the Minister….saying all bosses are heartless….knowing next to nothing about labour laws at that time.
Rampak is unreliable and can swing like Tarzan…..depending where the wind blows…favouring him.
Don’t be fooled by his write ups.

5. monsterball - February 27, 2008

AND……Pak Lah said…oppositions are alliance of convenience.
I need that idiot to tell me….what is UMNO/MCA/MIC alliance mean?
It is even worst!! It is an alliance to split the races…divide to rule…and playing race and religion…for selfish reasons.to stay in power….and enrich themselves…relatives …..and chosen friends.
And from the horse mouth.the creator of UMNO BARU…he said….”I am for my race..my religion and my party”.
Yet……he is the one …to split the Malays….and Pak Lah is trying to play Islamic religion politics….backfired him…being so cruel to use tear gas and water cannons to peaceful walkers.treating us like animals.
Yes….instead of being respected and admired…..many old Malaysian guys like me….were treated with tear gas and water cannons… treated like animals…..creating fear by UMNO…..but got backfired….as all Indians were peaceful…..carrying Mahatma Gandhi photos…to inspire them …to non violence attitudes.to shame the police and UMNO.

6. Juan - February 27, 2008

Malcolm Gladwell in his widely read book ‘The Tipping Point’ brilliantly narrated how ‘little’ things can make a ‘big’ difference.

According to The Telegraph, the tipping point “is a magic moment when an idea, trend or social behaviour crosses a threshold, tips and spread like wildfire: like a flu epidemic, popularity of a new product, a drop in crime rate”.

Will this happen on polling day, March 8?

Malaysians have recently witnessed the Hindraf phenomenon which many believe will radically change the voting patterns of the minority Indian community. Surely this cannot be the only factor in determining the results of the upcoming elections.

As an illustration, if we look back at the recent past and the couple of issues which snowballed and created the perception of serious misdeeds by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s government, only then can we begin to understand the hot button issues which can move the urban voters beyond the “bread and butter” issues.

In 2007, a survey conducted by Merdeka Center for Opinion Research revealed surprising results.
“About two-thirds of the respondents (51% urban and 49% respondents) think the country needs a stronger opposition,” it said. It also observed that “Chinese are more in favour of having a stronger opposition and their desire increases steadily”.

The survey asked – does the country need to have a stronger opposition? It showed that at the national level, some 66% agree, 4% maybe and 26% disagree, while in Kuala Lumpur (67% agree, 6% maybe and 17% disagree) and Selangor (58% agree, 6% maybe and 28% disagree).

Disparaging, racist remarks

What could be the causes of such perceptions?

A year before the survey was done, several Umno delegates made disparaging and racist remarks against the non-Malay community at the party’s annual congress along with its infamous keris-raising incident.

There appeared to be a serious gap between what government leadership had promised and the sentiments expressed by the ruling party’s rank-and-file leaders. Take these few examples.

“I will never allow non-bumiputeras to enter UiTM. I will ensure that the percentage of Malay students given places at public universities will always be higher than the percentage under the previous quota.” (former higher education minister Shafie Salleh, Umno AGM, 2004)

“Universiti ini tempat Melayu.” (Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, Umno AGM, 2004, in referring to UiTM)

Compare such remarks to the 2004 BN general election manifesto which said, “BN has worked hard to provide universal access to education. We will … foster student interaction to enhance national unity.”

The same can be said of other promises made in the 2004 manifesto.

“I hope the public will not question the money saved…” (Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, March 17, 2006, on the RM4.4 billion saved from fuel subsidies). “Why are you complaining? What more do you want?’ (Abdullah, April 7, 2006 on the 9th Malaysia Plan).

Yet the manifesto argued that “BN cares about your needs and will seek your views on important issues.”

Promises broken

On “religion and culture”, the 2004 manifesto said: “BN will continue to promote peace, prosperity and harmony among Malaysians. BN upholds the diversity of religious practice, language and culture.

The reality however is very different, especially with the recent spate of Hindu temples demolition.

Or consider what Badruddin Amiruddin (left), who has been picked to defend his Jerai parliament seat, said: “Let no one from the other races ever question the rights of Malays on this land. Don’t question the religion because this is my right on this land. Don’t poke at this nest, for if it were disturbed, these hornets will strike and destroy the country.”

During a parliamentary debate, the same Badruddin lashed out at the opposition: “Malaysia ini Negara Islam, you tak suka, you keluar dari Malaysia.”

On human rights and freedom, the 2004 manifesto promised, “BN safeguards the interests of all citizens. We listen to and act on the hopes and aspirations of all groups regardless of age, gender, ethnic background and religion.”

Here’s the reality – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz on March 20, 2006 said, “We will not think twice about using this law against anyone who incites – that’s why we still need the Sedition Act and ISA (Internal Security Act)”. On Suhakam’s ineffectiveness, he said, “I think you are dreaming, we have never planned to give any teeth to Suhakam. To give them teeth has never been a proposal.”

On the corruption and abuse of power issue, Umno secretary-general Radzi Sheikh Ahmad (commenting on money politics) said, “Umno does not intend to report the cases to the ACA. We have our own mechanism.”

Urban voters better informed

Today, urban voters are better positioned to evaluate the government’s ability in delivering its promises. This category of voter segment has an information advantage that may arise due to several factors:
Greater average wealth

Higher education

Better access to the media as well as stronger urban focus in media coverage

Greater access through the Internet and interactive IT communication
Tricia Yeoh (right), director of Centre of Public Policy Studies, has put a rather tantalising question: “Will urban voters translate their political perceptions and sentiments into changing patterns at this general election?”

Perhaps part of the answer lies in this remark by economist Zainal Aznam Yusof: “A responsible government would say what it wants to do after the elections. You cannot dupe the electorate – they know what is coming.”

Gladwell in his book concluded by saying that people can radically transform their behaviour or beliefs with the right kind of impetus.

“Tipping points are a reaffirmation of the potential for change and the power of intelligent action. Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push – in just the right place – it can be tipped.”

Will it happen on polling day?

You decide! People’s Power! Makkal Sakti! Hidup Rakyat! Jom Ubah!

7. teckwyn - February 27, 2008

Disappointing that there is no mention of conserving the environment and only a passing reference to our forests. However, the BN manifesto makes no mention of it either. Top marks for PAS in this regard… truly Malaysia’s “green” party!

TW

8. justman - February 27, 2008

A good manifesto for the rakyat in Malaysia and this manifesto shall be for Malaysia for hundred and thousand of years.

The Gerakan’s stealthy rats should be ashamed among themselves for behaving like stealthy rats stealing wealth from the rakyat.

Take for example this old babbler Lim, though resigned from the Gerakan top post but still clinging on to the Ministerial post so that he could plunder big time the wealth of the rakyst.

Phew! isn’t our electric, water, sewerage, telephone bills etc. etc. are outright expensive? After paying the bills, what have we left? Some more have to pay tolls, service tax, income tax, stamp duty (now even in GE), air-port tax, road tax, insurance tax, import tax, export tax, AP tax, custom tax, Proton tax, NGL co. tax, NEP tax, tuition tax, Mas tax, Agong tax, Sultan tax, Bumiputra tax, open house tax, Umnoputra tax, Micputra tax, Mcaputra tax, BN’s cronies tax, MPputra and State tax….

No wonder the rakyat is bankrupt and the government is super hyper rich. No wonder every one in Malaysia want to be a Yang Berhormat.

WTF working day in and day out and the rakyat id still f*&king poor whereas our YBs talking c**k in Parliament are making tons of money and it’s all tax free?

Vote those tax free buggers out and send them to padi fields making love with buffaloes!

Yeah! Then there is keadilan for all rakyat in Malaysia!

“Those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any kind of emolument from it can never willingly abandon it.” — Edmund Burke

“The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell.” — Karl Popper

Part 2: Freedom under Seige

9. Daniel - February 28, 2008

Your opponent Yong Dai Ying of BN was doing her rounds at around midnight at centre point, BU. My bud jokingly told her to pay us RM50 if she wants our votes and she appeared lost for words. She was handing out her call cards and some circulars. Those items were disposed by me as soon as she left our table. My way of saying: TAKE NO CRAP FROM BN!

10. syed - February 29, 2008

Good luck!

Just to share some general information. New online magazine http://sirehdancengkeh.com have an interesting interview with Marina Mahathir. We welcome any kind of comments and contributions.

11. OppositionSupporter - February 29, 2008

Elizabeth

I live in Bandar Utama and planning to vote for you, I have been trying to find info on your ceramah but don’t seem to be able to get any. Will you be talking anywhere to campaign for yourself?

12. galadriel - February 29, 2008

Lots of luck Eli.

13. monsterball - March 1, 2008

The mood for change is very real and serious!
DAP…famous young …Tony was at a P.Jaya ..pasar malam…always…every thursday evening….famous for hawkers food center.
He was surrounded with well wishers.and shaking his hand.
Then a MCA man came…all ignored…but he smiled and gave his calling card. I saw most are thrown away…people stepping all over.
Such is the mood there.
And many……especially woman….spoke out…they always support DAP…..loud enough for MCA man to hear.

14. monsterball - March 1, 2008

I have the strange feeling …new comers like Liz and Jeff Ooi will win…as the wind for a change in government is clear and strong….nothing else matters…just vote a change…especially from the Chinese and Indian voters….dead set to see MCA/MIC are out…..and majority Malays….are also focusing to get rid of UMNO…including thousands of UMNO members….had enough of their party’s lies….thinking Pak Lah will be different from Mahathir dictatorial rule for 22 years…..but he turned out to be even worst.
And it will be a real nightmare to see Najib become PM too.
Samy has got the taste of his own unpopular figure/..with no one turning up .to listening to his speeches in Perak.


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