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‘Show-cause’ by Beth Yahp September 16, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics.
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Show-Cause
(for RPK, Teresa Kok, Tan Hoon Cheng and all ISA detainees)
© Beth Yahp 16 September 2008
 
 
I’m putting you on notice.
You, up there pulling the strings,
whipping up shadows
for your danse macabre.
 
You think we don’t see your antics,
we’re trussed like chickens to market,
blind clawed, basket cases, 
ripping and pecking to your tune.
 
You think our throats are already slit.
And you can drain away our voices.
And sell us to the highest bidders
to feather your executive jets.
 
You think we’ll go quietly, alone
in our colour-coded cages
in our separate sacks of god-given
skin. Hateful of our neighbours.
 
You think we’re just like you.
 
(In fact you’re betting on it: a prod here,
a poke there, gets us hot and bothered,
pecking and ripping in concert,
and you laughing all the way to market.)
 
In case you haven’t noticed,
we’ve stitched our throats together.
It’s not pretty,
but it’s a start.
 
We’re tending our wounds, our wounded,
Staunching your haemorrhage
of our spirit, our neighbourliness,
our trust. You don’t get it, do you?
 
You think you’re still the wayang masters,
Overseeing us with your big shields,
big sticks. You still have power to disappear
us. Crack our backs, our pockets, our hearts.
 
But we aren’t just puppets seeking better
masters. We’re not just jumping to the beat
of alternate messiahs. We aren’t game-play fodder
to be whirled as needed, then swept aside.
 
Pull all your strings, but we’re the dancers.
We’re bone and sinew, tears and sweat,
dancing the dance of our own history
in the making, singing from our own slit throats.
 
And we’re singing: We don’t need protection
from each other, thank you
We’re singing: We refuse.
We’re singing: We accuse.
 
We’re singing: We hear your promises.
We’re singing: We’re watching you.
And we don’t need your protection,
thank you, except from you.

Comments»

1. JOHN B - September 16, 2008

UMNO hasn’t woken up. So do the component parties. They were born asleep as Malaya got it’s independance. They grew up asleep. They married the MCA and the MIC asleep. They bred children, the UMNO Youth and Puteri UMNO asleep. Believe me, I know for sure that UMNO will die asleep without ever waking up.

AAB goes to the doctor and tells him what he is suffering from. That the swirling pressures around him isn’t getting any lesser. The doctor said, ” Very well, I’ve examined you and fully understand your symptoms of this acute pain in your head. Now, I have prescribed the medication for ANWAR.Just give it to him.” AAB turned to say, Thank you very much Doctor, that makes me feel better.”

Isn’t that absurd? The person who is asleep always thinks he will feel better if somebody else changes. UMNO might just feel a little better if the other parties changed. NOT THEM. That’s the mindset established over the 51 years. They are simply DOOMED to die a natural death.

Prof JOHN B

2. wandererAUS - September 16, 2008

The nation has grown, the rakyat have grown, but you UMNO clowns are still having the mindset of yester years. We will not be bullied, we will not be silent. You can harm our flesh but, you will not break our will and our human spirit!
The sooner you mad cows in UMNO-BN realize it, it will be better for the nation. Step aside, you evil doers, the Malaysia does not owe you a living!

3. dbctan - September 16, 2008

wonderful!

4. Eagle has landed - September 16, 2008

We want Teresa, RPK and all ISA DETAINEES OUT.PM and Acting IGP, is it that difficult?. No more grandmother story and just do it and let them free so that they can celebrate hari Malaysia together with their families and friends. CHANGE, ABOLISH ISA. FREE ALL DETAINEES. and Pak Lah can continue sleeping. As for Najib, since you always want to play safe, so you are fired, Malaysians don;t need you.

5. matt - September 16, 2008

Elizabeth sent you a message yet to see your reply.

6. Anonymous - September 16, 2008

Anonymous said…

Why must we doubt DSAI’s statement & the need to show the Flip-Flop the list, he doesn’t matter anymore as he is not the type who is humble at victory nor will he be gracious in defeat as a Gentleman???

Welcome the change, change & change for The New Dawn of Malaysia-Merdeka really means Merdeka & Merdeka for all the Rakyats of United Malaysia

After 51 years MALAYSIA IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE but backwards under UMNO because of the Oppression from the UMNO goons’ divide and rule fear tactics the Rakyats have matured & you must see all this coming because All The Rakyats of Malaysia are all fed-up & can no longer with-stand the hypocrisies, bullshits, lies and deceits of these UMNO Clowns now in Power ok???

We urge all BN Components MPs with a conscience to do the necessary to make possible a New Malaysia for all Rakyats of Malaysia so that all our children and their children & their children’s children’s future will be safe and secured in the Country we all love and not be intimidated by those UMNO Clowns now in power with their oppressive & fear tactics and in the verge of making Malaysia a Police State if left unchecked otherwise. Save RPK as he is the midst of a conspiracy of the real murderers of Altantuya to silence him for good, instead of being C4ed he could be poisoned and worse off if he is on hunger strike by himself. The Acting IGP is defending the Police position after being made the tools of UMNO’s fear tactics & so he is now making lame excuses for being the Stringed Puppet to be easily manipulated by the Puppeteer, power that be. Make the Police especially the Acting IGP personally held responsible for RPK’s safety otherwise Acting IGP will have to eat his own medicine.

Moronic PeeM and Botak Home Minister last minutes’ attempts to cling on power by using the fear tactics of using the ISA at their whims and fancies selectively against dissent & tried to deny their own actions as they now have no balls to face the wrath of the all the Rakyats of Malaysia. ONE DAY THE MORONIC BOTAK AND FLIP FLOP AND C4 MUST BE MADE TO TASTE THEIR OWN MEDICINE OK?

All Rakyats of Malaysia will see to that these Clowns will be thrown out soon come the New Dawn of Malaysia & that all Rakyats of Malaysia will welcome the New Malaysia on Malaysia Day 916, 2008 for a Malaysia for All Malaysians.

Justice MUST BE DONE for Altantuya and for all those detained under ISA without the trial nor the rights of appeal. Light-up a Candle in the Lantern of the Mid-Autumn Festival for them all to usher in the NEW DAWN OF MALAYSIA COME 916, 2008
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Zymian // Sep 14, 2008 at 4:07 pm

We are indeed witnessing an attempt by certain hardcore Umno operatives to create unrest amongst the various races. Remember, it is to create the perfect pretence for the UMNO led government to impose emergency law and thus roll back their losses in the last elections!
The ISA arrests are only part of the plan. There will be further provocations! They are desperately hoping that enough unrest and conflict will arise so that they may use even more hardliner’s tactics with the security forces.
I sincerely hope our fellow citizens will remain calm. Fight, I say…but fight smart. Use the net, use it to spread the word that violence and conflict is to be avoided.
The UMNO hardliners (Dr M, Toyo) have run out of ideas. In their desperation, they have become more ruthless. We just need to stay the course….and these jokers will self destruct

7. monsterball - September 17, 2008

Don’t waste time to write show cause letter.
Better show UMNO the exit door from PutraJaya.
That day will come…..sooner or later.
Malaysians sacrificed so much.to see that day.
Listening to Anwar 15th instant speech….so logical…so smart..so caring..so calm…so sincere.
Yes….we wait for a peaceful transfer of power.
Old man like me…feel so lucky..I am able to see the Malaysia..I was yearning for…so many years.
I recalled Lee Kuan Yew….spoked of a Malaysian Malaysia..some 48 years ago.
Finally…we have it.

8. thinking - September 17, 2008

Beautifully expressed!🙂

9. A Toong - September 18, 2008

Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) – the Antithesis of UMNO’s racist ideology‏

Since UMNO’s formation, it has promoted the idea that they are the sole protector of the Malays’ rights and religion. The introduction of NEP in 1970 with its quota systems, gave vast opportunities to the Malays… but UMNO leaders usurped them under the cover of NEP to reap enormous benefits for themselves and their cronies. Some examples are the Approval Permits (APs), allocation of share for IPOs, Bank Bumi, MAS, UEM, MISC …

In recent years, the ordinary Malays have began to see the true colours of UMNO’s leaders. This is an inevitable development.

To counter the trend, UMNO leaders very cunningly resorted to promoting the concept of Ketuanan Melayu (Supremacy of the Malay race) in the hope of regaining the support and trust of the Malays. In the name of Ketuanan Melayu, UMNO tried to justify all sorts of outright corruptions, bailouts, promotion of yes men of dubious academic standing to institutions of higher learnings …

The very survival and legitimacy of UMNO depends on its ability to convince the Malays that UMNO is their protector ! Thus, UMNO also promoted a seized mentality among the Malays … i.e. should UMNO lose power, the Malay and their religion (Islam) will be submerged by the “immigrants” races – Chinese & Indians etc… Religion was also used to the hilt to portray UMNO as the champion of the Malay race and religion. Without UMNO, as its propaganda goes the Malays & Islam will be decimated !!

Race and religion is a surefire potent formula to ensure that the Malays continued to be hook winked …

Then came RPK and a number of outspoken Malays who came out in the open to condemn UMNO’s racist divide and rule policies !!

Even Zaid Ibrahim, the recently resigned Law Minister alluded to UMNO’s racist policy which is a cause for his resignation when he lamented at his press conference : “At the same time I received a lot of disagreement from my own party and my cabinet colleagues who accused me of NOT being a true fighter for my own race and religion. I have gone through a lot,’

RPK’s used Malaysia Today website very effectively to attack UMNO’s racist ideology. In a series of hard hitting, no hold barred articles, RPK lay bare UMNO’s intrigues, massive corruption, pseudo religious posturing, outright cheating of the rakyat’s money and abuse of power. And it looks like UMNO racist ideology is about to implode !!

RPK promotes Ketuanan Rakyat while UMNO practise racist Ketuanan Melayu.

RPK promotes unity of all Malaysians whereas UMNO practise divide and rule

RPK promotes the true teachings of Islam that do not condone discrimination, corruption, abuse of power … whereas UMNO practise quota system, corruption, arbitrary arrest of people !!

RPK promotes transparency in governance whereas UMNO practise opaque black box administration.

RPK promotes the rule of law whereas UMNO practice rule by in-law

In short, RPK is the very antithesis of UMNO !!

First they confiscated RPK’s computer, then they harassed him and his family, and then they blocked Malaysia Today website … but all these failed to dampen RPK’s indomitable spirit !

So the hairless, brainless UMNO home minister resorted to using the ISA to physically remove RPK from the scene !!

We DEMAND that the BN government FREE Raja Petra Kamaruddin, Teresa Kok, Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz and ALL ISA detainees immediately !!

A Toong

10. AToong - September 19, 2008

Since UMNO’s formation, it has promoted the idea that they are the sole protector of the Malays’ rights and religion. The introduction of NEP in 1970 with its quota systems, gave vast opportunities to the Malays… but UMNO leaders usurped them under the cover of NEP to reap enormous benefits for themselves and their cronies. Some examples are the Approval Permits (APs), allocation of share for IPOs, Bank Bumi, MAS, UEM, MISC …

In recent years, the ordinary Malays have began to see the true colours of UMNO’s leaders. This is an inevitable development.

To counter the trend, UMNO leaders very cunningly resorted to promoting the concept of Ketuanan Melayu (Supremacy of the Malay race) in the hope of regaining the support and trust of the Malays. In the name of Ketuanan Melayu, UMNO tried to justify all sorts of outright corruptions, bailouts, promotion of yes men of dubious academic standing to institutions of higher learnings …

The very survival and legitimacy of UMNO depends on its ability to convince the Malays that UMNO is their protector ! Thus, UMNO also promoted a sieged mentality among the Malays … i.e. should UMNO lose power, the Malay and their religion (Islam) will be submerged by the “immigrants” races – Chinese & Indians etc… Religion was also used to the hilt to portray UMNO as the champion of the Malay race and religion. Without UMNO, as its propaganda goes the Malays & Islam will be decimated !!

Race and religion is a surefire potent formula to ensure that the Malays continued to be hook winked …

Then came RPK and a number of outspoken Malays who came out in the open to condemn UMNO’s racist divide and rule policies !!

Even Zaid Ibrahim, the recently resigned Law Minister alluded to UMNO’s racist policy which is a cause for his resignation when he lamented at his press conference : “At the same time I received a lot of disagreement from my own party and my cabinet colleagues who accused me of NOT being a true fighter for my own race and religion. I have gone through a lot,’

RPK’s used Malaysia Today website very effectively to attack UMNO’s racist ideology. In a series of hard hitting, no hold barred articles, RPK lay bare UMNO’s intrigues, massive corruption, pseudo religious posturing, outright cheating of the rakyat’s money and abuse of power. And it looks like UMNO racist ideology is about to implode !!

RPK promotes Ketuanan Rakyat while UMNO practise racist Ketuanan Melayu.

RPK promotes unity of all Malaysians whereas UMNO practise divide and rule

RPK promotes the true teachings of Islam that do not condone discrimination, corruption, abuse of power … whereas UMNO practise quota system, corruption, arbitrary arrest of people !!

RPK promotes transparency in governance whereas UMNO practise opaque black box administration.

RPK promotes the rule of law whereas UMNO practice rule by in-law

In short, RPK is the very antithesis of UMNO !!

First they confiscated RPK’s computer, then they harassed him and his family, and then they blocked Malaysia Today website … but all these failed to dampen RPK’s indomitable spirit !

So the hairless, brainless UMNO home minister resorted to using the ISA to physically remove RPK from the scene !!

We DEMAND that the BN government FREE Raja Petra Kamaruddin immediately !!

A Toong


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