Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Resolutions, resolutions, resolutions


Ah... the end of the year dawns upon us, and soon we will be thinking of what we have done and plan what we want to do next year.

I must say (as cliche as it sounds) 2009 zoomed pass faster than a Jet plane. Well, maybe not as fast as a Jet plane as some Jet planes in Malaysia recently lost it's Engine. (I am amazed on how corrupt Malaysia has now become that a Jet Engine can be stolen. It's like having an Elephant in a Room, one cannot simply lose something that huge.)

As for the year end, I would suggest people stop making new resolutions but look back at the resolution you made at the end of 2008. The resolutions which you could not achieve or attain, you should review that. Was it an over ambitious resolution? Was it an impossible one? Really, no use formulating another resolution if you cant achieve the ones you set out to do this year.

Perhaps instead of resolutions for the New Year, one may alternatively reflect, review and reassess our life. Look back at the decisions you took, which led you to where you are today. Think back of the comments you made and the thoughts which came through your mind. Were they accurate? If they were incorrect, why?

The year has been a roller coaster for me. Starting of slowly and quietly. The Legal Firm struggled the first few months of the year. We picked up business but most of the time, we were merely covering the losses suffered from last year and early this year. I am so glad Yip has joined in. He will bring stability and intelligence to the Firm, and since he and I have put aside whatever perceived differences we had, I look forward to work with a person I consider to be a close friend.

The Firm also welcomes Johnson, a young lawyer with immense potential and Penny, my former clerk. They will both add quality to the Firm.

I am glad and thankful that my family are all right. I pray for their safety and well being next year.

As for my country Malaysia, what can I say; we lost 2 Jet Engine, won a SEA Games football gold and continue to draw unnecessary attention of the World media with the Kartika's proposed caning and Teoh Beng Hock's death. I guess we can say Malaysia, won lost and draw this year.

I can only hope next year will be better. The year has ended in mixed feelings of anguish, despair and hope. Love too, has come knocking at my door and it is nice to feel, again.

This Thursday is the last day for the year and the decade. Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010.


Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Magic

The most amazing magic trick I've ever seen. Check out the burger, after he takes a bite at it. Introducing : Cyril Takayama

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Malaysian Ku-Klux-Klan?



What a wonderful phrase above. The above is a quote from Malaysian Insider, quoting Ahmad, who is one of the 6 charged for the now infamous cow-head incident.

Let us study this phrase carefully. It seems to me this person is using history to back up his claim for racial supremacy. His foundation is that this land was once known as 'Tanah Melayu', and on that logic, as a Malay, he claims supremacy. He suggests that all other races being migrants, are 2nd class.

I would like to quote the website of www.sabrizain.org, where that website is quoted to state:-

"Anthropologists trace the home of the malay race to the Northwest part of Yunan, in China".


So, if that is the history of the Malay race in Tanah Melayu, it only means that the Malays are actually, Chinese. If the Malays are actually Chinese, that would make all my malay friends, my long distance relative.

Wow, what a revelation.

So, how does one claim racial supremacy over other migrants, when one is also a migrant?

It is also obvious that this Ahmad chap is relying on 'I-came-to-this-land-before-you' argument to lay claim as the supreme race of the Land. But it is an acceptable truth that the Orang Asli were here before the Malays. If that is the case, using the logic of Ahmad, of who come first is supreme, how did that make the Malays a supreme race in Malaysia? The Orang Asli has to be the supreme race in Malaysia then?

I would submit that the tirade by Ahmad above is the very reason why Malaysia must move away from this racial issues in Malaysia. These issues are illogical and unacceptable in the modern day Malaysia.

But, I will concede that the Constitution of Malaysia preserves the rights of the Malay race. I would accept that as part of the Law, as I respect and accept the Federal Constitution as the supreme law in Malaysia.

I would, however, not accept that our Federal Constitution was drafted to bred racism.

We do not and should not have a Ku-Klux-Klan attitude in our Country.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Experiments at the Duta Court

Whilst most lawyers are trying to complete their work with the impending year-end holidays in the horizon, a small but significant group of lawyers have been battling their way in the Lower Courts for the last 1 month.

Since the introduction of the Tracking system at the Lower Courts (Session & Magistrates Courts), scenes at the newly created Managing Judge zones in the Court complex resembles a refugee camp, of people lining up trying to get out of the country.

For those who dont understand what this tracking system is, please allow me to explain.

There are about 10 Civil Magistrate Courts and Session Courts. The Lower Courts also have specialised Courts to hear Criminal matters, but that division is not affected by the Tracking system (yet?).

Every single Civil Lower Court would have it's own Session Court President (the Judge) or a Magistrate. Each President/Magistrate would have about 10,000 to 50,000 files to go through every year. Mostly small claims and mostly cases which can be disposed off fairly quickly. The President/Magistrate would manage the Court and fix cases for Hearings/Trials. Admittedly, some Courts are slower than the other; but eventually, matters move.

It would be ideal to tweak that system, instead of just replacing the entire system to the current Tracking system.

So, what is this Tracking system?

In this system, ALL files from ALL Courts are managed by a central unit, referred to the 'Managing Judge Unit' (MJU). The Magistrate and Session Courts have their respective MJU. Every day now at the Duta Court complex a group of about 200 to 500 lawyers, mostly younger lawyers, trying to find their way in the MJU areas. Recently, the Session Court's MJU moved from the Basement to Level 3, whilst the Magistrate MJU remains in the Basement floor.

What happens there; is unfortunate and depressing. Lawyers are made to queue for hours to find out about their files. What use to take about 20-30 minutes in the old system, now take an average of an hour to 2 to sort out. Some lawyers will be at Court for about 2 hours to sort out just 1 file.

Instead of quickening the system, it has costs massive waste of legal time for the lawyers. Every minute away from the office for these lawyers would mean the lost of opportunity to serve other clients. Of course, this would adversely affect the incomes of the Legal Firms too.

This is not a conducive method to dispense Justice and the experiment at the Lower Courts must be either stopped or held back (and re-done) before re-implementing the system. Ideally the Courts Administrators ought to think things through first, before implementing any system.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Press Release by the Malaysian Bar

Press Release: Move towards transparent and accountable investigationsPDFPrintE-mail
Contributed by Ragunath Kesavan
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 05:14pm
ImageWe refer to Syed Nadzri’s column in today’s New Straits Times, entitled “When common sense goes out the window”, in respect of the High Court’s recent ruling that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission can only question witnesses between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

The Malaysian Bar is of the view that the interpretation of the High Court’s decision that is articulated in that editorial is inaccurate.

We restate our position on this matter, as expressed in our press release dated 30 November 2009, which includes the following principles.

Witnesses who aid law enforcement agencies in investigations should surely, at a minimum, be accorded the same protection and rights as accused persons.

However, there is a fundamental distinction between witnesses and accused persons, which must be highlighted. Accused persons can be remanded because they are implicated in the alleged offence, whereas witnesses are integral in assisting the investigation and prosecution process. It is essential that witnesses, whose testimonies are important in court hearings, not face any actual or perceived intimidation, pressure or coercion during the interrogation process.

The High Court decision relates to the MAAC’s practice of
compelling witnesses to appear and be questioned, including for long periods of time that stretch beyond office hours, with no option for them to decline. We reiterate that if witnesses volunteer to be interrogated outside of office hours, and attend the interview with their legal counsel, any allegation of impropriety or abuse would be immediately dispelled.

Such respect for the Constitutionally-enshrined right to counsel of one’s choice, and adherence to the High Court ruling, will, in the long run, promote transparency and accountability. Furthermore, witnesses would be encouraged to be forthcoming in assisting with investigations, as they would have no reason to fear the interrogation process or dread being unduly detained for long and unreasonable hours.


Ragunath Kesavan
President
Malaysian Bar

1 December 2009

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The Ship Sails




The ship sails,
It has sailed for over 3 decades,
Almost 4 in fact.

The ship is old, been broken before,
Not as strong as it use to be,
But it continues to sail.

It looks for a port to dock,
A port to call Home,
To Park itself, hopefully for life.

The captain will see the port,
Ensure that the ship should anchor there,
Absolutely sure, before it docks.

But the ship has stopped at ports,
which wont receive the ship,
Wont let it dock.

The ship once saw this port,
Perfect place to land,
And the captain was 100% sure it is the place to land.

But the port refuse the ship,
And turn it away,
And with a broken mass, the ship sailed again.

This ship wont just dock,
Until it is absolutely sure,
That the port is the right one.

Now, the ship has found another new port,
Another perfect port,
A port, to call Home.

But it does not look like its gonna happen,
This new port will not accept this ship,
This new port will shoo the ship away.

With sadness,
With disappointment,
The ship sails, again..

Friday, 20 November 2009

Mind Your Language


Welcome to the new MIND YOUR LANGUAGE CLASS. Today's lesson is translation from the make-you-feel-weird English to the Malay Language.
(please read story at the link)


To avoid feeling weird in office & to avoid polluting our culture (by using English), we should use the Malay Language

Translation :-
Untuk mengelakkan perasaan pelik di pejabat dan untuk mengelakkan pencemaran tradisi kami (dengan penggunaan Bahasa Inggeris), kita patut menggunakan Bahasa Melayu.



The Language which makes you feel weird:-
"The hardware and software support for facebook and twitter must be made simpler to the point we can plug and play immediately"

Translation to the Malay Language:-
"Barang Keras dan Barang Lembut yang menyokong BukuMuka dan Kecipan-Burung mesti disenangkan sehingga sampai titik kita boleh terus cucuk dan main."



Thank you for attending the first class. More will come.

Regards,
Mr Brown
aka Encik Cokolat

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Our Children. Our Hope. Our Future.










a project by the Human Rights Committee of Bar Council

It’s that time of the year again when the Bar Council, Malaysia puts together an annual event to commemorate International Human Rights Day.

This year’s theme is “Our Children. Our Hope. Our Future”, in recognition of our role not merely as custodians of society but also as those who shape its values. We believe that every child has economic, social and cultural rights, related to the conditions necessary to meet his or her basic human needs such as food, shelter, education and healthcare.

Therefore, we are holding a Children’s Homes Fundraising Dinner this year, whereby proceeds will go to seven children’s homes - Desa Amal Jireh, The Pure Life Society, Gurpuri Foundation, Rumah Solehah, An-Najjah, All Ethnic Group Refugee Children Education Centre and Rumah Sayangan.

Donations received will help to maintain and improve the conditions of the homes and create a better environment for the children, some of whom are orphans or living with HIV/AIDS and other forms of terminal disease and disability.

Please come and support this important and meaningful event because it is up to all of us to make it right for our children.

“Our Children. Our Hope. Our Future” Children’s Homes Fundraising Dinner

Grand Ballroom, Sunway Hotel, Resort and Spa

10 December 2009, 6:30pm

Dinner ticket @ RM200 per ticket/ RM2, 000 per table

Dress code: Formal

We welcome individual donations, in cash or in kind, and corporate sponsorship.

For tickets and further information, please contact Lim Ka Ea at 03-2031 3003, ext. 127, email: kaea@malaysianbar.org.my, or Siti Kasim at 012-223 3371, email: sitikasim@gmail.com.

Love your Police more


We should love our Police more, than maybe, just maybe, your life would be safer.

I read with disbelief the content and the message of the statement by Home Minister Hishamuddin. Is it me, or in recent times, any person who take this Ministry becomes Obtuse or a little Daft? Wasn't it this Ministry which was helmed by a person claiming that some individuals were arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA), for their own safety?

Now of course we see this news where Hishammuddin suggests that the primary reason we are all feeling unsafe in this country is because we have demonize the Police Force. How can that be logical? Even if it is accurate, are we saying that despite being paid from our Tax money; the Police chose not to solve crimes, because the people around them, dont like them?

Perhaps Hishamuddin needs the Special Branch of the Police to be on his side? Perhaps he wants to curry favours from the Inspector General of Police? We will never know, but whatever his reason for saying what he just said a few days ago, only makes him look more obtuse than ever.

The main problem, Mr Minister, is that the Police is corrupt. The corruption has blinded their conscience and that has led to the breakdown of security services in Malaysia. How many times have we heard of close friends informing us of their 'horror' stories with the Police. How many times have we read about corruption in the force. This issue has been ventilated so much, but very little is done to arrest the big boys in PDRM. Whenever there is an arrest by MACC of the police, it is always some small sergeant or corporal. Even when they DID arrest some big boy in PDRM, that chap gets off at trial due to poor investigation by MACC or poor prosecution.

I can tell you what the problem is, Mr Minister - and that is having people like you in our government, people who allow the perpetuation of corruption in our system. Take people like you out of the system, perhaps 50% of the problem will go away. Once we rid this country of people like you, then the system should next purge all those corrupt people in the Civil Service.

Till then, as a law abiding citizen and a tax-payer, I would try my very best, to learn to love the Police, again.

Monday, 9 November 2009

My People First, Performance for My People now!

A few days after Capitol Hill celebrated the historic Health Care in USA, we hear some shocking and illogical statements in our Capital Hill, the Parliament. The American representatives have been working hard to work out a deal for the American people, but in Malaysian Parliament today (9/11/09), it seems our Government is working hard to work out a deal for a selected few in Malaysia.

I quote this statement:-

This is quote from Malaysian Insider. In essence the Minister, Dato Nazri state in Parliament; that it is all right for anyone to fix appointments of Judges.

To say this is a shocking statement, is an understatement.

Under an administration which seems to have an affixation with slogans and numbers (particular the No "1"), this Government must have no clue what the slogans they use as a battle cry, actually means.

Prime Minister, Dato Seri Najib created this 'People First, Performance now' slogan, but we can now see that it actually means, 'My People First, Performance for my people now'.

As a normal citizen, paying my tax, this "looks and sounds" like a cover up. It looks like a crime, it sounds like a crime, but Nazri has confirmed that it is not a crime. If this is not a cover up, I dont know what else is this.

We as Malaysians can now proudly informed all our friends all over the world; that in our Country, we also can (other than having a corrupted Member of State Assembly) fix Judges appointment. And to prove how strong this is, we only need to look at the Hansard of Parliament's sitting of 9th November 2009, to see that a Minister 'confirmed' in the Highest House of the People, the Dewan Rakyat; that in Malaysia we can do that.

There is no people first, there is no performance now but 1 thing is for sure, we can now fix Judges appointment. Perhaps I should start 1 website called 'www.fix-judge-appointment.com.my'. Maybe I should initiate 1 facebook page inviting candidates to be Judges and then broker their names with our Prime Minister and Chief Justice. Or I can do 1 blog ala-malaysia-today style and try to strike deals on this. And the best thing is, this kind of activity is now endorsed by our Ministers in Parliament.


Saturday, 7 November 2009

611


Gosh, how time flew by. I felt I just blogged about my last birthday, yesterday; but it has been 365 days since I last wrote on this. I can still remember meeting friends at De Canters last year. It is already one year.

Thanks to all my friends who send me wishes on FB, twitter and e-mails. Thanks for the calls, the texts. And thanks for meeting up last nite, those who made it. I know I will be meeting a few more groups of friends this coming week.

Unfortunately, when I read my blog post of last year, I noted that my wish no. 2 and 3 has not come through.. sigh. But I am glad for the last year, my parents are well and fine. And my sisters career is going steady at Singapore despite the initial uncertainty about the economy there.

This time around, I wish to blog about my family for a change. This blog has been about me me and me, and for a while now, I really wanted to write about my WEE family too.

My dad - a retired police officer. He is one principled chap. Strict disciplinarian when he was younger but much mellowed down now. He is very much misunderstood, but I know he always have good intentions. We have our differences and till now, I feel he could do better than what he is doing now. But we must accept our parents the way they are, in the same way they accept us as their kids. He is a good man and more importantly, he is a good father, a father who sacrificed his entire adult life for my sister and I. I will always do what I can to ensure his sacrifices has not been in vain, and to a large extent, I do what I can to make him feel proud.

My mum - a super-duper person. It is amazing what she can do sometimes, and many times, I look to her for strength and direction. I think my sister looks to her for that too. Mum has been the balance in the family for a while, but she too had a ferocious temper when she was younger. She is much calmer now. I suppose age do that to people. My mum remains my idol whom I deeply respect.

Unfortunately for me, I inherited both my parents temper, whilst my sister has remain a calm and cool person.

My sister - I think my sister does not realise how important she is to me (until she read this posting, I suppose). She has remained calm (as mentioned above) in many occasions, and as I was (& still am) finding my way around things, she has been the one person I look to for approval and acceptance. Despite being younger, she is far wiser than her age. She is intelligent and a very pretty girl.

Without the family I wont be where I am. I have lived another year and survived; and I am glad that they are around when I am celebrating this auspicious day. My sister text me yesterday wishing me birthday and telling me she loves me. And my parents bought this corny (but cute) card, the one which will play that 'happy birthday' tune when you open the card (yes, that card). I smiled when I walked into my room late at night on 5th November 2009, and saw that my visiting parents have left that card in my room.

The last few months, have been challenging to say the least. Coming home from work at 12 midnite is now the norm and not the exception. In our chase for financial security, and my desire to do what I can to make this country a better place (in my own small way), we sometimes forget about our family. We must always try to put family ahead of everything else, and unfortunately I have failed on that account on more than a few occasions. So for the next year, my wish is to spend more quality time with the family. Hopefully when I look back at this posting 365 days from now, I hope I can say, I have achieved this.

Thanks to my family. I love you all.

(below is a self made private video, dedicated to my family. My first one, so not so good lah)

video

Thursday, 5 November 2009

A view from our Parliament

The hypocrisy of our Malaysian local papers continue to be amplified by the failure to mark out this incident in Parliament. While our local papers and in fact some internet news portal too; continue to harp on differences of Pakatan Rakyat, I dont see a single major report on the incident, recorded in this video below.

This MP in this video, not only demands Ong Tee Keat and Koh Tsu Khoon to resign, but ridicule and humiliated them in the highest possible forum in this Country, the Parliament.

If this is not a massive conflict in BN, then I dont know what this is.

The irony is this - If a PAS member even places a spoon on the wrong side of his table, he is deem in conflict with Pakatan. If a DAP even sneezes in front of a Keadilan member, the papers and news portal will report that the DAP chap is allergic to the Keadilan member.

The failure to report this news and highlight that BN too has conflicts; is a fallacy and misrepresentative.

I must say that our young Malaysians may get the incorrect perception when seeing this kind of incident. The message to our young Malaysians, when seeing this, - is that being unfair and to misrepresent - is OK in Malaysia.

Enjoy this video.



Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Pusing-pusing MCA

After all that, MCA is now back to square one.

We had the President sacking the Deputy. We then had the Deputy retaliating and demanding for an EGM. The President’s men also put in a few motions. And then MCA Central Committee (CC) narrowed it down to 3 motions. They then fought it out on 10th October 2009. The President declared that he will resign if the lose the motion of no confidence (VNC). The Deputy asked to be re-instated as a member and also as Deputy.

The big day came. All the fight, the brave words and the show of might took place. In the end the President lost the VNC; the Deputy got back in as a member but not re-instated as a Deputy.

We then hear about this mysterious 3rd force. The President’s men then came out full force on the internet, in essence and summary, suggesting that the vote was sabotaged by the 3rd force. A Vice President who was asked by the President to get ready and take over, suddenly became a scapegoat, and accused of power hungry. Funny, the President who was voted out, and the Deputy who was not re-instated; AND wish to remain in their position (because apparently they still have work to be done) are both NOT power hungry.

The President then declared he wont resign despite losing the vote of no-confidence. Suddenly the President used this rule of 2/3 vote against him, before he can out voted. How silly, why wasn’t this built into the Motion of Vote of No-confidence in the first place, since he say so. All the CC got to do was to say ‘For the motion of VNC, must have 2/3’. So easy, yet not done. Since it was not done, then no choice, the normal rule of majority applies.

President then declared he wanted to have an EGM to decide if he should go.

In the meantime, the Deputy asked the Registrar of Society to declare him as still the Deputy.

The CC voted in Dato Liow as new Deputy. So, 1 MCA, but 2 Deputy.

Suddenly out of the blue, Najib made President and Deputy make peace, and they are now friends. President went on to sack a few more people in the CC. He then appointed inter alia Deputy’s son into CC, and at the same time demoted Dato Liow back to Vice President, and guess what – the very man he wanted to sack, is, on 3rd November 2009, back as Deputy of MCA.

What a pusing-pusing MCA.


Sunday, 1 November 2009

3 Dead Girls in 1 Malaysia



What is this 1 Malaysia camp at Kuala Dipang in Perak? If not for that unfortunate death of the 3 girls, many of us wont know of this camp. How can the Government even consider sending kids as young as that age to camps, to teach about this concept called 1 Malaysia, which until now has not been explained to the people. All I see with this so-called unity concept, is expensive bill boards all over Kuala Lumpur put up Government owned companies calling us to embrace this concept.


While a probe team was formed by the Education Ministry to investigate the broken bridge, but so far I dont see any explanation by the Government of what this camp is about and how can political agendas are taught in our schools?

What is taught in these camps? Why are you teaching kids as young as 11 and 12, concepts which are not even explained to the parents? Please tell us what is 1 Malaysia, when we still have racial and religious discrimination in Malaysia perpetrated by the very Government calling for us to be 1?

If this government insist on having these kind of camps, then the Barisan government has no moral right to demand parents who carry along their kids to peaceful demonstrations, like the recent one against ISA. It is all right to try brain wash young Malaysians with unproven and unexplained concept like 1 Malaysia, but not all right for parents to bring along their kids for peaceful protest?

It is of course always better to place the kids safety first, and people may question the wisdom of bringing kids to a demonstration knowing full well that the water-cannon-happy PDRM will not hesitate to shoot the water cannon at you.

On that logic, if taking kids along demos is not right, then how can taking kids to some boot-camp be right?

This incident at Kuala Dipang, has deepen the suspicion of Malaysians over the quality of Malaysia's education system. Schools are suppose to teach kids of values and principles, not political agendas and unexplained concept with some digit 1 on it.

So many questions, but no 1 clear answer.



Sunday, 25 October 2009

Malaysian Comedic Association


MCA should just change its name from Malaysian Chinese Association to Malaysian Comedic Association.

How else you explain these:-

1. A man lost a Vote of No-Confidence (VNC), where he said it himself he will resign if he loses, but yet he stayed on. Then we have his supporters coming up with incredibly incredulous argument to support why he must stay on despite losing the VNC. I hope to one day see a World Cup Final game where the loser refuses to give up the trophy to the winner. The loser can always quote this MCA precedent. I dont even want to imagine if Parliament ever put a VNC against the Prime Minister (& loses) and we see the PM using this MCA case as precedent to stay on despite losing a VNC.

2. Then after a huge EGM on a so-call auspicious date of 10.10.09, big fight and all; the 2 fighting guys kissed and made up. What a joke?!

I actually dont really care much for MCA as I feel it is irrelevant to Malaysians, particularly to the Chinese. They have so few seats in Parliament, I dont even understand how they have any moral ground to claim to represent the Malaysian chinese. Though I always advocate politics along issues and not race, but if a party want to claim to represent a race, that party should at least have some say in PArliament.

But why am I writing about MCA here - it is the issue of example. The Malays have a phrase called 'Teladan' which is a word use to explain using an example as a guide. This MCA fiasco has created an unwanted 'teladan' of people losing a VNC and yet want to stay on, clearly defying the very essence of democracy and the sanctity of the power of a vote. If a President cant even respect that vote and instead cried wolf over some '3rd force', how is he going to make hard decisions which affects the People's welfare.

These kind of irresponsible conduct rubs off the people. Malaysians will have an additional reason to believe that in our country, it is ok to not have honour, it is ok to not have respect for democracy.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

If we are going to screw this country up, why not start at school?

The title of this topic and what I am about to write, may not sound connected at all, but I humbly request that you give me a opportunity to first state some issues and then explain why I call this article, what I called it. Thank you.

Today, the 22nd day of October in this year of 2009; whilst we were absorbed into reading the news about MCA's attempt to resolve it's internal fights, 2 major news were overshadowed by that MCA story. First, the decision of our 1 Public Prosecutor, the Attorney General to close VK Lingam's case despite the proposal of the Royal Commission held after that infamous video came out in the open, is extremely disappointing to say the very least.

Another case is going on in Court. Remember that 2 person from Parti Keadilan in Perak who left that Party and became independent State Assemblymen (ADUN) in February 2009? Well, they were charged for corruption before they left Pakatan, and there was always suspicion that they were enticed to move out of Keadilan due to that case. I have heard for many months of rumours that they will be spared in the Hearing in return of 'supporting' BN. Not sure of that rumour is true.

But today, reports are out where it is obvious that the MACC prosecutor seems to have created reasonable doubt in their own case. Just read the news at this link:-

When I read this, as a lawyer, it seems as if the Prosecutor himself is trying to create reasonable doubt in the Prosecutors own case. It is that blatant.

"You leave Pakatan, we help go easy on you MACC case", I can imagine those kind of words uttered to these 2 former Pakatan ADUN to entice them to leave Pakatan. How else do you explain the shoddy prosecution?

Now, let me come to the title of this article.

I feel sad, sad that our countries is engulfed by immoral people, selfish people and greedy for power people. This system continues to be manipulated and twisted for the benefit of the selected few.

I have some suggestions.

Let's just scrap subjects like tata-rakyat in school.

Stop all those religious classes in school.

Do away with history too.

Just teach all our children how to cheat, manipulate and lie, in school itself.

Just teach our kids that the Law is nothing more than the tool of the powerful and the rich, the immoral and the evil ones in Malaysia.

We can call this new subject; "Tata-BN".

Just teach our kids that there is no need to get degrees and score so many A's. After school, just join UMNO or MCA or MIC depending on the colour of your skin, and quickly learn how to abuse the system and waste all public funds.

Just teach the students that in Malaysia under BN, BN can do whatever they want.

Just teach the kids that the Government of this Country is not bothered about the sanctity and soul of this Country.

Just teach them that in Malaysia; being immoral; is Cool!

I mean, if we are going to screw this country up, why not start at school?

1 Wrong Malaysia


I am going to write this based on what I see, heard and concluded. So at the end of this article, please tell me if I am wrong or correct.

About 2 years ago, a friend e-mailed a video link of a man on the phone mentioning names of people in the Judiciary. I instantly recognised the man as VK Lingam. (Much later, there was a second video link of the second half of the conversation.) But I am not a 1Video Forensic Expert, so I could be wrong.

In the conversation, I can hear discussion about getting a Tan Sri-ship to the receiver of that call. The man who looked and sounded like VK Lingam had insisted that the receiver of that tele-conversation should get his Tan Sri ship as soon as possible. But I am not a 1Video Forensic Expert, I could have heard wrongly.

Then as I walked out of my office room, I informed my other partners to watch the Video. We laughed at the amount of time this person who sounded and looked like VK Lingam, said the word ‘Correct, Correct, Correct’. But we were also very upset as the Video looked and sounded like a recording of a man fixing up Judicial Appointments of Judges in Malaysia. But then again, I am not a 1 Video Forensic Expert, I may have heard wrongly.

Later, I found out many members of the Malaysian Bar watched this Video, and the lawyers were so upset, that over 2,000 of us handed a memorandum to the Prime Minister demanding a Royal Commission to get to the bottom of this. I was part of that peaceful march and my friend Lee Shih and I were right at the back of that group that morning.

I also recall when a few of us were planning the walk, Lim Chee Wee, George Varghuse and I visited Putrajaya on the Sunday before the Walk, where the 2 gentleman walked from the Palace of Justice to the PM’s Office at Putrajaya, to gauge the distance so that to prepare the walk that week. I was lucky, I did not have to walk that Sunday - Chee Wee asked me to drive his car and wait for him and George at the end of their walk.

But the thought that lingered in my mind as we did our simulated Walk that Sunday was “Is it wrong for us to Walk?”

We then had the Royal Commission where I was asked by Lawasia, an International organisation of Lawyers based in Australia, to attend the Hearing on a watching brief. I watched and heard the testimonies of many people. Some were defensive, some clearly had something to hide, and some were just cocky and dismissive. But my feelings as I listen to the Hearing, was that something was definitely wrong, and that it was likely that the man in the video was in fact VK Lingam. But I am just 1 small Malaysian, I may be wrong.

I thought I was correct at that time. But obviously, I must have been wrong. Despite 2,000 of us who marched that day at Putrajaya, the thousands of comments and articles condemning the content of that Video and more importantly the damning hearing and eventual Report by the Royal Commission; our 1Government - through the 1 and only Public Prosecutor - have today announced that the VK Lingam case is closed and no prosecutions will be carried out.

So, now you can see what I said earlier, I made 1 too many wrong conclusions above. I must be wrong, wrong, wrong as I was clearly not correct, correct, correct.