Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Anwar Ibrahim - part 1

At this juncture, many may just shy away with his name, after he failed to deliver the 916 promise.

But the Anwar Ibrahim that I know, have successfully created undercurrent in Malaysia's political scene, that BN aka UMNO undeniably facing a strong opponent.

I met Anwar a couple of times, the first time was a distance away, when he was attending a ceremony in which I happened to be there.

The second time I met Anwar, again, a distance away, right after he was sacked, and he was rallying reformasi at Dataran Merdeka, in the eve of his dramatic arrest.

The third time, I had a closer look at him, we were talking face to face.

I was accompanying my wife, who was scheduled for an exclusive interview with Anwar and Kak Wan.

The day the interview took place at his house in Segambut Dalam, was the day he reported to JAWI on Saiful's allegation.

When we entered his house compound, the house was dark. Anwar opened the main door for us, personally.

He then turn on light sufficient to light up the portion of the living room where we was sitting, and turn on the air cond.

This is such a small details reflecting his character: He doesn't waste unnecessarily.

He is slow, smooth, and determined talker, highly convincing with his moderate tone, unlike when he was speaking in ceramahs.

My wife was warned earlier by Anwar's aides that Anwar was annoyed earlier when a Chinese daily throwing him questions relating to his sodomy case in an early interview. They told her to just ask Anwar on political development but not his personal issues.

Well, she asked his sodomy case, it was the first question. Anwar did not get agitated. He is as calm as he use to be.

We then talk about him, his family, little on his political ambitious.

Kak Wan came in after bathing her grand daughter. She joined and we were talking, and she was listening and looking at Anwar with her eyes.

They were siting together, holding hands.

When we touched on the moment Anwar was released, when he was overseas in Georgetown University as a visiting professor. He was very proud telling us that he is a man who now able to bring income and support his family. Gone were those rumours that he swindled millions for himself.

I can never forget his voice saying "I am earning now to support my family!" Kind of sad for a man who was not able to do so for the 6 years he was in jail, and the whole family was humiliated by those you know who.

I noticed when we talk about the days he was suffering, Kak Wan held his hand real tight, although she did not show up on her face.

There were a few questions that I think it is good for me to put up here as a record.

When I asked why should Anwar, and Pakatan Rakyat, wanted to ensure peaceful transition of power, where for others, they would have ruin the country.

Anwar is calm, he reasoned that the Rakyat deserves a peaceful transition. Revolution, especially revolution with blood is never in his mind, neither leaders in Pakatan Rakyat wanted a Revolution to happen.

I was asking him why he wanted to be the Prime Minister. To my surprise, he said he leave it to the people and leaders in Pakatan Rakyat whether he will be the Prime Minister. I then asked isn't he the Prime Minister in waiting as he claimed? Well, Anwar did not answer the question direct, he merely say that if people need his leadership, he will take the lead.

to be continued.....

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I've heard of a news today

When I went out feeding cats within my vicinity, one of my neighbour came and told me:

"Chia, did you know RPK received RM5million from Najib? Everyone in coffee shop now talking. You know, 5 million! No wonder RPK is so quiet now!"

It was to my surprise. I have never thought of such in the first place. Rumours around the blogs unfriendly to RPK claimed he received fund from Singapore Secret Service and Anwar (both claimed by a guy called Dato' Bendahara who refused to reveal his real identity when making such claims)

Some said the Royals is backing him up financially, of which RPK has denied when we interviewed him a while ago.

Given a thought, it is quite a laugh when I heard Najib paid RPK RM5million to shut him up. Najib would have millions of other ways to silence him (need I elaborate??) , instead of pay him the sum and allow RPK to ransom him for the rest of his life. 

However, if Najib paid RPK, he is likely be the person with no brain and no sense.

Until the time I meet RPK again, I will ask him this, and see what he will answer. 

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Why prices of rice still high?

In fact, the local rice prices should not be increased at all during the food crisis last year.


This is my point, be it valid or not I'll leave it to the experts:

If local rice are controlled items, what doe it means? It means the wholesalers will buy from farmers a fixed price, and to sell to the consumer at a fixed retail price. Thus, the Government is subsidising both ends, i.e. to the farmer and to the consumer.

In addition to this, local rice is not exported as we do not have enough production for our domestic market, hence there's no export of local rice.

The question is: If local rice is not exporting, it should not be subjected to fluctuation of world rice prices, i.e. what happen in rice prices outside has got nothing to do with prices of local rice.

If it does not subject to world rice prices, why the Government increase the prices of local rice then to almost 100%?

Since then, world rice prices goes stable to almost the level of 2007, but our local rice prices?

Perhaps the Government should look at itself from the mirror before accusing sundry traders not reducing the prices of essential goods.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ronnie Liu's Saga - 09 Nov 2008 PJ Civic Centre Vigil

I hate this, but I think I have to make it clear.

It started with an article posted in Malaysia Today on Nov 11 2008 titled:

I have posted a comment which attracts some attention from a number of people. The comment is reproduced here, I have added paragraph break to make it readable from the original comment which I've done it on my mobile:

ritten by ChiaCY, November 11, 2008 16:14:54
Sorry but I saw him ran away when the attack is on.
We thought we escaped aster, but he is even faster than us, was quickly walking away in front of us.
Someone shouted at him that he should lent a helping hand to those who are arrested.
To our surprise, Ronnie's aide answered on his behalf that Ronnie is rushing to toilet.
However, Ronnie then turned to the young man who shouted at him provoking the young man to go to the police station.
I can agree we keep our strength by running away instead of everyone got caught.
But there were hitting and shouting at the back and he was still seen behind the store when we left.
I don't think he go pee anyway.
We did not expect a hero from Ronnie, atleast what he can do is try to guide those who are running away so that they will not be threaten by FRU and plainclothes chasing after us.
Perhaps I may be wrong, but this is the first time I see a wakil rakyat ran away from the scene.
hence there's a reply from Angela Ooi :
written by Angela Ooi, November 11, 2008 20:13:20
ChiaCY, it was unfair and untrue comment, YB Ronnie did not have to be with us as he was not arrested but he came back to be with us and he was a pillar of strenght all through the wee hours together with the fantastic group of lawyers headed by Edmond Bon. He was on the phone alot negotiating for our release.

As noted by RPK, he is a true friend. He has consistently turned up for EVERY courtcase and police station that our beloved Raja Petra had to appear in. Ronnie truly deserves my respect. Yes, I would certainly vote him if I could!
Which I replied:
written by ChiaCY, November 12, 2008 03:33:28

Probably my statement is unfair to Ronnie. But I've seen from my naked eyes, and also heard his reply when the young man questioned him in Mandarin.

Perhaps I am not the only one, my wife, and a couple of others were there too.

I only described what happened at that instance, and added my comment if Ronnie would have help those helpless getting out of the scene.

I did not expect him to forge with the police, neither do I have the intention. But how if it is true, should I shut my mouth for not telling or pretended that I did not see and hear it?

He went to the police station later, I solute him for his courage knowing he probably will be arrested. However, what I have described is true.

There;s a person everyone missed, that's worth mentioning, Mr Wong Chin Huat, he deserved my respect (thus his name is prefixed with Mr) on that day.

When he sensed FRU is going to charge us, he was going round looking for Haris to negotiate with the Police, could not find. Then he turned to Ronnie, when Ronnie is still in the midst of photo session.

He was the one who really care of our safety. Ask Wong if you can, ask him what happened that night.
Then a response from Man in Black:
written by Man In Black, November 12, 2008 04:07:27
ChiaCy, were you there or not...ronnie is a true statesman and a true leader for the Rakyat. If only you can do a quarter of what he is doing for the Rakyat...If you can't keep your remarks to yourself.
And here is my final response to Man in Black:
written by ChiaCY, November 12, 2008 19:51:13
Man In Black,

This is my first hand account at the scene if you are in doubt.

I will illustrate the escape route, when we spotted Ronnie, step b step if you need. Go visit my blog and I shall update there instead of cluttering the space here.

My point is clear: I described what I have seen ad heard. I do not know if Ronnie is noble or evil. I described based on the impression given on that instance.

I do not know Ronnie btw, and have no interest on him.
Since the statement I made is in doubt, I would like to recall the happenings from the moment FRU charged us, until both my wife and myself left the scene.
Again, I am not interested in Ronnie, for whatever he is. I am just telling what I have seen and heard at that instance.
It is easier with the help of the PJ Civic centre satellite view:

Look at the image, I have marked several places which I will explain one by one:

  1. This is the place we sing the National Anthem, where the canopy is.
  2. FRU lined up here. They charged from this position toward position 1 above.
  3. Everyone was running everywhere, I was here when I witnessed an Indian arrested by a couple of plainclothes. FRU passed us by here but they did nothing to us.
  4. We walked from position 3 to position 4 where we saw another man in Red RPK shirt arrested by a bunch of plainclothes. While walking from 3 to 4, a Chinese plainclothes was shouting at us wanted us to move fast else we will be arrested as well. People still running like wild at this point, poor parents who brought their kids there to make their stand are facing threat from the FRU.
  5. When we walked from position 4 to position 6, before crossing the road, we spotted Ronnie already somewhere position 6, rushing out.
  6. A young man at position 5, at the road side, shouting in Mandarin to Ronnie asking him to lend an helping hand to those arrested as a Wakil Rakyat. We were almost reaching position 6 from position 4, together with us was an eldery father and a young teenager, which they witnessed the same scene as us.
  7. Ronnie walked towards position 8 from position 7, and a man, white short sleeve shirt, was responding to the young man that Ronnie is rushing to the gents. Some one uttered in Cantonise asking if Ronnie were to espace by giving reason to go to the gents. Ronnie then rushed from position 8 towards position 7 and replied to the young man to meet in the police station later.
  8. We are moving away from position 7 towards position 10, and we saw Rannie, with a few guys, including the white short sleeve guy, talking at position 9, which is at the back of the restaurant, facing position 10, an open car park.
  9. While we walked away from position 10, Ronnie was still at postion 9 talking/discussing.
As I said, I solute Ronnie for his courage to go to the police station after the fiasco.

I never demand him as a Saint to save everyone, but was curious at that moment of time, what he should be doing instead?

Hope this clear everyone's doubt.

Monday, November 10, 2008

When your servant stabbed your back!

I was standing and singing under the canopy, orange t-shirt, although not clear, but I was there.

click here for YouTube video courtesy Malaysiakini

Someone questioned if I was there really. Yes, I was there. I was underneath the yellow sign board, wearing the same orange t-shirt as featured in my photo on the right of this blog.

(RPK looks OK)

I was attending the AmCorp mall vigil with my wife. Reached there around 9:30pm, after wrestling with road blocks and looking for a car park.

We were told that the crowd dispersed and we witnessed FRUs right at the entrance of the mall.

Then we decided to go ahead to Civic centre when were told that everyone is moving there.

Met RPK along the way, He still look tired, but better spirit. We were talking with others who marched towards Civic centre, and most was expressing their anger with the Authority trying to depress our voices. Some was saying that we will give them a good lesson come GE13.

Deep in my heart, I know if we do not do it now, and continue mounting pressure, there will be no genuine GE13.

Reached Civic centre, greeted Marina, and the short ceremony begun.

Both of us was standing outside the crowd. We heard Tony said that if there's no BERSIH rally, he will probably not been elected.

Then we started singing "Negara Ku", when we are about to finish, FRU charged us.

It seems that they have specific targets. I saw them chasing after a young Indian guy, and got him finally.

We quickly walked away as we are not able to help at that instance. A few FRUs passed us by, but they did nothing to us.

Some plainclothes, one Chinese plainclothes, was shouting at us chasing us to leave the venue.
So now I know, our Police force is used against the orderly people, people who are seeking for justice, not to combat crime.

I was robbed, reported, caught the suspect, recovered my lost item. And for years the police failed to charge the suspect despite evidence strong enough to put him to what he deserves.

Our residential area crime rate is climbing to an alarming level, and was asked to employ our own guards instead of relying on police.

Where have all the police gone?
Gone to catch those good people.

Where have all the police gone?
Gone by the wind.

Where have all the good people gone?
Good people go Kamunting or jail

Where have all the good people gone?
Gone by the wind.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Zaki: Why not report to ACA?

Zaki: Two retired judges suspected to be corrupt

from NST here

Will ACA probe into this?

Why CJ Zaki not taking further action then letting go?

Friday, November 7, 2008


Thank God! He's freed!

He should be, and will forever be a free man, right?

Now we have a heavier task to accomplish, the call for CHANGE since 308, and the HOPE since 916.

BELIEVE in ourselves, HOPE for the better future, and CHANGE starting from our own selves.

Don't sit and wait for other to start first, you are the master of your own, decide NOW, do it NOW!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Parliament Malaysia

My God!!

If you ever have a chance to watch the Parliament's Q&A session, I think you will either scared to dead, or you will swear that you want to be the ruling party's MP in the future.

I have been following quite a while, what makes me shiver is answers from respective ministers.

We have been given impression that the Ministers know best what's going on in their ministries, and bet you, once you have a chance to watch (if you don't, go youtube and search malaysia parliament, dapvideo, media rakyat, etc), you will stunt there speechless knowing that your so called leaders are a bunch of crooks!

May God save Malaysian!!