Thursday, May 30, 2013

crying for a dead mother - pathetic sight

What a pathetic scene.An innocent child losing the one who cares most for him right in front of his eyes.The most difficult part is that the child does not know what is death and it keeps trying to make her come back.How blessed we are to have our mothers till ripe old age who was there for us without fail in times of need.
How can fellow humans kill innocent people to cause such cruelty to innocent children for whom   mother is their whole world.


I saw such a child many years ago as houseman.The mother in her thirties suddenly collapsed at home and was rushed to the hospital where she died soon after arrival.Her son about 3-4 years old kept trying shake her to wake up crying,"mama wake up,mama wake up ..."It was very touching scene which I cannot forget till today.
This child can yell and cry his hearts out,but will never get his mother back but many of us have mothers crying for us day and night because of our disobedience,words and deeds.

If such a sight above cannot touch our hearts to bring us closer to our mother,I don't know what else can!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tian Chua re-arrested



Tian Chua re-arrested for sedition.
See and listen for yourself whether what Tian Chua said was seditious.

 ian Chua: Ayuh Kita Bangkit, Bangkit, Bangkit, Bangkit Lawan Kezaliman

Najib's reputations versus Anwar's clownish strategy

  
In the Star today, in its report "Daim: Najib employed wrong strategy in polls" former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin referred to Anwar Ibrahim was a clown.

(http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/5/28/nation/13166550&sec=nation0)

He blamed Najib for using his popularity to win which he failed miserably.What reputation does Umno has to depend on it to win?Umno is not what we used to know before.All we have in  Umno today are racist and corrupt.Even the hard-core Malay supporters are leaving and it is on the verge of collapse.
As to Daim calling Anwar a clown.This is what I have to say of the opposition leader:

1.He attracts huge crowds who take pains to come for his ceramah.Never seen such crowds before.
2.He promises to regain the billions of ringgit from those who robbed from the people,including Daim.
3.He promises to restore all the rot daim and BN had done.
4.He promises to bring back the people's dignity especially the poor
5.He promises to dismantle racism from our system
6.He has succeeded in forming a formidable opposition to check the abuses of BN for the forst time in 1/2 a century
7.And most important he has united the people especially the young of all races and creed to think as Anak Malaysia - not Malay,Chinese or Indian but Anak Malaysia
8.He has given hope to the people for a better Malaysia not a rotten one like we have today
Although that ray of hope may be temporarily dampened it is not extinguished,it will be rekindled in the near future.If all these are characteristics of a clown,then so be it.Let's have more clowns then.


Monday, May 27, 2013

Post GE impasse : Listening to people the only way out


 Huge crows at all the Black 505 rallies
Three weeks has passed since the GE13, nine Mammoth Black505 rallies have been organized all over the country with over ½ million people mainly youth have gathered in large numbers to protest the fraudulent elections which resulted in BN with less than 47% of the popular votes taking over the federal government, forcing the PR with over 51% of the votes back into the opposition.
The EC has been blamed for its lopsided attitude to help BN win by its unscrupulous and undemocratic means. The opposition parties are producing all forms of convincing evidence. These include open bribery, abuse of power by the caretaker government, a media that is one-sided in favour of the incumbent, phantom voters, foreign voters, abuse of early and postal votes, unusual blackouts at counting centres during the tallying of votes, mysterious ballot boxes being sent in late into the counting centres, and the most obvious cheating with the indelible ink which was easily washed away after voting.
Despite all the evidence and hundreds of thousands of people coming to protest, there is yet any definite response from the EC or the BN government. Such silence is a sign of total disrespect for the rakyat.
Instead of making efforts to address the people’s grouses the government has adopted a confrontational stance, arresting those who organize the rallies that are peaceful and legal. Such high-handed and intimidating tactics will only further aggravate the people’s anger towards the EC and the government.
The fact that the EC knew about the ink being not indelible but kept quiet about it is tantamount cheating the voters and that is itself enough to make the GE13 results null and void. If it was faulty then they should not have used it and make a mockery of the most important democratic process and make a fool of the voters who took the GE13 so seriously to make the voter turnout the highest in the history.

The people had placed so much importance on this election but they were taken for a ride by the EC. How can the EC take things so lightly when it was pointed out they have cheated the people?

NONEEven now after more that 1/2 a million people taking to peaceful rallies to vent their frustrations and anger over being cheated of their votes, the EC does not appear to be perturbed. What kind of EC is this? What more does it want from the people?
The people have put forward two demands; firstly the EC must immediately resign en block and a new EC  appointed with people of high integrity and secondly the new EC must conduct new elections, free and fair, in the 30 or so seats which were won by BN by dubious means.
Until these demands are met the opposition with the solid support of the rakyat have wowed to continue the fight for electoral justice by all peaceful means available to them within the law. From the determination and enthusiasm showed by the people at large it looks like they are not going to give p their fight easily.
NONEThe ball is now at the court of the EC and BN govt. They have to think very carefully of their next move as they are dealing with a young but matured and anti-racist rakyat who cannot be fooled by empty promises or cowed by confrontational threats. The best way out for them is to in give to the wishes of the people, which will be good for all parties.
 Giving in to the wishes of the people is a sign strength and victory not weakness  and defeat.

DEALING with INSULT by Lord Buddha

 
The Buddha explained how to handle insult and maintain compassion.

One day Buddha was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have no right teaching others," he shouted. "You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake."

Buddha was not upset by these insults. Instead he asked the young man "Tell me, if you buy a gift for someone, and that person does not take it, to whom does the gift belong?"

The man was surprised to be asked such a strange question and answered, "It would belong to me, because I bought the gift."

The Buddha smiled and said, "That is correct. And it is exactly the same with your anger. If you become angry with me and I do not get insulted, then the anger falls back on you. You are then the only one who becomes unhappy, not me. All you have done is hurt yourself."

"If you want to stop hurting yourself, you must get rid of your anger and become loving instead. When you hate others, you yourself become unhappy. But when you love others, everyone is happy."

The young man listened closely to these wise words of the Buddha. "You are right, O Enlightened One, "he said. "Please teach me the path of love. I wish to become your follower."

The Buddha answered kindly, "Of course. I teach anyone who truly wants to learn. Come with me."

 
Gautama Buddha was a prince by birth and sheltered from all sufferings around him.But on encountering the suffering in his kingdom he decided to leave the palace at the age of 29 and go in search of truth and the real meaning of life and death which he did in his "Nirvana",a state of supreme liberation of the mind - free from ignorance,greed,hatred and other afflictive states.

He is one of the greatest man to walk in flesh and blood on this earth and his teachings bring inner peace and tranquility in a turbulent world of materialism.
 
  
 
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
- Buddha
 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Wesak day greetings



 


Today is Wesak day informally called "Buddha's Birthday", it actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. He was one of the greatest human on earth,who lived and taught us the way to live our lives meaningfully as humans. 






His concept of fighting our inner greed and anger are the basis of inner happiness and peace.Sharing a few words of Wisdom of this great man.

At a time of political instability and turmoil in our country let us all adopt the virtues of love,patience and humility as taught by Buddha in dealing with one another especially those who disagree and oppose us.













A very happy and meaningful Wesak day to all Malaysians

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Police resorts to violence to break up Adam's peaceful vigil

 

 Beaten & arrested for lighting up candle near police station  - Kenny Teh, one of the 18 detained at Jinjang police station. He was assaulted before hauled up by the plainclothes. 
Will this beating deter this young man?I doubt otherwise he wouldn't have been at Jinjang Police remand centre last night to join the thousands of Malaysians fighting for Adam's justice.

Adam is not his brother nor is he a relative but just a fellow citizen.Yet he went out risking his life to fight for his fellow Anak Malaysia who is being detained unjustly.
This is the New Malaysia(post GE13) which we all want and which the BN refuses to accept for obvious reasons.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Staying vigil with Adam Adli,the new Malaysian hero




 More than 3,000 people gather outside Jinjang Police station in a candle-light vigil for the release of Adam Adli.Malaysians of races and all walks of life are coming out in support of Adam.It is indeed a heart-warming sight.

 



 


They even bring children along for life-example of showing concern

Unfortunately such an encouraging and touching scene of peaceful people gathering in concern for a young citizen cannot be tolerated by the heartless and merciless authorities who call in the FRU to disperse them.

They act so inhumanely without any feelings for the peace-loving and caring fellow citizens but they expect us to vote for them.



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GE13 - Disheartening but let's move on peafully & united as anak Malaysia


The much awaited GE13 has come and gone but there was no change. However it was historic as being the most hotly contested elections with the largest voter turnout of over 80% and unfortunately the it was also the dirtiest ever. The people went out in droves to vote, hoping that they could change the country for good. Their hopes and aspirations vanished overnight on the fateful May 5, 2013.There was so much disappointment and sadness on seeing the results of that the election.Many call it Black 505,marking it as the day when democracy died.

Yes, the elections are over but it is the same old regime and same old tricks of which the people are all tired continue after the election. Corruption, arrogance of power and racist intimidation continue unabated despite the ruling party winning only a minority of its share of the votes. Even when the majority of the voters wanted to bring about change peacefully at the ballot box, they were hindered and stopped by alleged fraudulent means. 

Now instead of moving forwards we are being taken backwards to same old days of racism and suppression of freedom and human rights. The Chinese are criticized for not voting for the ruling party and threatened to boycott their businesses. Those not happy with the elections results are asked to emigrate>if that is so 52% of the people must leave the country, including possibly over three quarters of the taxpayers. Even a 24yr old student is arrested a for allegedly wanting to bring down the mighty government whose legitimacy is under question. So despite the majority having voted for change, nothing has changed and the struggle for change and the fight against injustice go  on.
Those in the helm of power seem to FEAR everyone and everything that is RIGHT. They fail to understand that this unfounded fear if not addressed will soon be the cause of their downfall. The best outcome of the GE13 is the unprecedented unity among the people of various races, especially the young that was evident in the massive crowds that turned up at the Black505 rallies all over the country. This is very encouraging and with our continued support, racism may soon see its exit from the lives of Malaysians.  

It is indeed very disheartening and depressing to be denied the victory earned by hard work and tremendous sacrifice but let's not give up but move on with hope in peace and unity among the people which is being put to the test.

Let us all be patient and continue with our fight against racism, the last available weapon to the ruling elite and keep up the pressure peacefully and watch their downfall that will their doing and which will not be too far away. It’s now a battle between the racism of the ruling elite and racial unity of the ordinary rakyat in which history has shown that the battle will always be won by the people
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In this struggle for change it may be worthwhile to remember the encouraging words of our young student, Adam Adli, who is currently under police remand, “Be strong, keep up the fight, this is only the beginning”. At 24,he may be much younger than many of us but his brave words to the people on being arrested should inspire the people in their struggle for freedom.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vigil for arrested Adam Adli

 

 BEBASKAN ADAM ADLI


 Why fear a 24yr old student?How can he possibly bring down the mighty BN?It is the fear of the RIGHT that causes BN to shiver and that is what it must address not arrest a young man who threatens to bring it down.
Adam's arrest is a blatant abuse of power that must be stopped or the govt will have to face the wrath of the people especially the anak muda Malaysia

Is Adam becoming the second Anwar Ibrahim?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Black 505 rally in Seremban 17.5.2013





 

About 50,000 people turn up for the Hipunan Black505 in Seremban tonight.
Mainly younger crowd shouting "kami Anak Malaysia".


It was encouraging to see speaker after speaker,from young to veteran, denounced racism and urged the multi-racial crowd to reject the racial politics of Umno-BN.
 

DSAI repeated his condemnation in the strongest words.Encouraged by the unity of the multi-racial crowd of youngsters,he said this is the beginning of a New Malaysia where all races have come together to reject racism and demand for their rights and defend their dignity.


 

Seremban in Black



Monday, May 13, 2013

The aftermath of GE13

Kami Anak Malaysia
It is more than a week after the GE13 and still the dust has yet to settle as there are many who are unhappy with the results. The ruling BN as well as the Opposition PR are equally disappointed with the outcome. The former is unhappy as it did worse than before and the latter despite its gains claims it has won and its victory denied by fraudulent means by a heavily biased EC.
Fortunately the elections went on peacefully with no major untoward incidents reported. Pakatan has refused to accept the results of the EC and has wowed to take the fight for justice to the people in a series of rallies all over the country. It wants the EC to seriously address the alleged fraud in the elections. Despite the numerous calls and 3 mammoth rallies demanding action from the EC, it has yet to respond officially to these allegations, which make the people increasingly more suspicious and angry.
On the other hand the BN has reacted rather strangely by turning the election results into a racial issue, its leaders  calling it a Chinese tsunami and showing their displeasure with the Chinese voters by asking , “What else do the Chinese   want?” These are not only unwarranted but dangerous moves by the BN in a multi-racial country. Is it wrong for minority groups to defend their rights as provided for in the constitution? Don’t they have the freedom to vote for whom they like?
The PR has decided to compile and file the evidence to show its allegations of fraud with the EC. Meanwhile it has gone on a road show to explain its actions to the people. Opinion is divided on these public rallies, which have all been well attended in thousands by the people.
 
Whether these rallies are going to last and whether they will achieve their aims is left to be seen but one thing is sure it has united the people of all races especially the youth. It was heartening to see thousands of them Malays, Chinese, Indians and others taking great pains to flock to these heavily jammed rally venues, sitting together on the wet roads and soggy fields to listen to the opposition leaders. It was heartening to see these young men and women shouting at the top of their voices, “Kami anak Malaysia” repeatedly as though that phrase was their national theme. They seem to have forgotten their ethnic differences as all they remembered is they are Malaysians and were there for a common aim – to demand that justice be done to their votes.
The youths gathered at these rallies have sent a clear message to our leaders to stop all racist means to divide them. They seem to say they are all here to stay for good and bad. I sincerely hope our leaders will see the wisdom of not raising racist issues over and over again. Let racism and the evils related to it die with us so that our children can move on as Malaysians.
As I watched that touching scene of our youth waving their flags and shouting their unity slogan, I for a while forgot I was really in Malaysia, where such soothing and reassuring words and scenes were not heard seen for the last 30 years. Now I am convinced that my children have no better place to go than Malaysia, our beloved land

  

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's day 2013 - An inspiring true story

 
The man who sacrificed the love of his life for his mother
On this Mother’s day I like to share true story of a gentleman whom I came across recently in an old folk’s home.
Mr.Tan is a 57year old gentleman who hails from Kedah and now residing in an old folk’s home in Penang. His father died when he was 3 years old and since then he was brought up by his single mother under very difficult conditions. She had to slog day and night to support him and his 6 other siblings.
When he was in his twenties he fell in love with a girl from a different race and religion and wanted to marry her. His mother, being a traditionalist, did not approve of their marriage despite all his pleas and justifications. Finally knowing that his mother would be heart-broken and he did want to hurt her after all she had done for him, he decided not to get married yet, but wait until her mother approved or she was not around anymore. He waited and years passed but his mother did not change her mind. She lived to a ripe old age of 94 years.By the time she died he was already in his fifties and himself inflicted with the complications of diabetes which led to both his legs being amputated one after the other.
He lost both his lower limbs when he was in his late forties when his mother was still alive. As she herself was too old to look after him she sent him to the old folk’s home where is staying since then. When the mother was still alive she would visit him often and when she became too old she would persuade her other children to visit him. After her death some years back, his siblings stopped visiting him and now he is all alone in the home. The only visitors he has are the occasional kind-hearted people who come visiting to give food and spend some time listening to his story.
Talking to him one would realize that he does not bear any grudge or anger with his late mother and his siblings for the state he is in now. It does not curse and swear that God had forsaken him. Instead he seems to have accepted his fate and looks contented waiting to be reunited with his mother whom loved so much to even sacrifice his life in order not to hurt her. That was the gratitude he had for his late mother which he treasures even till today.
He now at  a relatively young age, he sits in an old folk’s home, lonely and handicapped without both legs. Even his own siblings, who are doing well in life, have deserted him. He is now hoping for people like you and I to be generous enough to spare a little of our precious time for him, to overcome the fear of loneliness and hopelessness. The big question for you and I now is to ask ourselves whether we have the time for him.


This story is about a man to went to the extreme to show the love for his mother. He sacrificed his life just not to hurt her, after all she had done for him. It may appear rather stupid that the he could go to that extent but in his eyes it was the right thing to do and he has no regrets at what he did.
We all say we love our mother but to what extent are we willing to go to demonstrate that love? Let’s take a lesson from Mr. Tan on this Mother’s day.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Penang CM's installation

Lim Guan Eng's installation as CM on 7 may 2013.
 
Proud parents looking on. LGE hugs his mom - inspiring pictures of a man who rose from prison to the Penang CM's chair.

 
 
 
A perfect gift of a son to his mother on this Mother's day.
A mother's blessing is the most powerful weapon in life.If you have her blessings,we will never fall in our journey.I am sure with his mother's blessing he will succeed in his second term in office.
We wish LGE another 5 years of success and humble service to the people of Penang.
God bless him and his family.



Friday, May 03, 2013

The 13GE – A defining moment for the nation

Final thoughts before voting

The 13GE is being called the Mother of all elections as it is the first elections where there is a strong possibility of government change in the history of the nation. As voters in our hands lies the great responsibility to the 27million Malaysians to choose the right future for all, regardless of race, creed and political affiliation.

As we may our way to the polling stations on May 5,we must recall the situation in the country ruled by BN. After 50years of uninterrupted rule, we have a situation where there is rampant corruption on unimaginable mega-scale, blatant disregard for the rule of law with abuse of power and high ethnic and religious polarization that threatens the very fabric of our nation.

We have a PM who is entangled in major financial and criminal scandals that has yet to be resolved. The names, Scorpene  and Altantunya have become household names in the country. With these scandals looming over him he is impotent to handle the many complex socio-economic and ethnic relation problems that need  bold and firm decisions and action.

We have a deputy PM who considers himself Malay first, only then a Malaysian. He is not only incapable but resorts to racist means to stay in power. There is nobody else capable and credible in the BN line-up who can rise up to take the place of the PM and his deputy 

Then we have an outside force which exerts greater power than both the PM and his deputy. This force is so powerful that it overrules them both in major decisions on national issues. It is controlled by a former PM and his henchmen in Perkasa. They openly try to create conflict between the races so as to hold on to power. They bring back racists policies of the past to influence the voters of today.
In short we have an incompetent and indecisive PM and his deputy and a dangerous and obsolete former PM and his extremist team. As voters representing the 28 million citizens people should we allow these political opportunists to continue managing the country?

On the other hand for the first time we have a formidable multiracial opposition coalition, led by a time-tested and resilient Opposition leader, that appears capable of forming an alternate government and rid the nation of the corruption, provide better governance, free education for all, dismantle the race based policies, bring down the cost of living and improve the quality of life by their well-planned long-term plans for the people. The coalition may be untested and the parties forming it may be poles apart on certain issues but solidly united in more important ones affecting the people and country.

What can possibly go wrong if we give an opportunity for Opposition to show how it implements its plans for the people? What harm can possibly befall us if we allow the Pakatan to implement their better-conceived plans for the people? In fact it can do no harm, only good.

The choice available to us is to maintain the present regime with all its failures and experiences in all the wrong things or opt for another that may be inexperienced but is very enthusiastic and has many new plans and policies to put right the many ills in the country after 55years of misrule.

This GE13 is a defining moment for the nation. Our choice on May 5, could bring about the dawn of a new era in Malaysian politics or the continuation of the same old racist and corrupt policies. Obviously the only logical choice for us is to bring change and that is what we must vote for on May 5. 

As we step into the voting booth all we have is less than a minute to mark the ballot paper and what we do in that minute will determine the future of our country and our children. So let’s vote wisely, vote for a brighter future.

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