Cure the underlying disease, not just the symptoms

The Bukit Bendera UMNO leader is just a symptom of an underlying disease. If the disease is not cured, whatever action taken against this leader would only defer the ultimate flare-up of the illness.

There will be many many more people in the mould of this leader.

To cure this disease, the various component parties have to disband and adopt a multiracial platform. In such an instance,  when an aspiring leader needs to get the support of an expanded multiracial membership to move up the hierachy of the party, he cannot use race as a campaigning tool ;  and only then can racial rhetoric be removed. Once racial rhetoric is removed, there is a good chance that the people will move toward true unity. 

At the moment, race issues are hijacked by certain unscrupulous race-based politicians to move up in their respective race-based parties, and that has resulted in never ending racial tension and potential racial conflict.

Whatever action taken against the likes of Ahamd Ismail will at best be cosmetic and will not really cure the underlying disease of hijacking race as political chips.

But, looking at the BN leadership, do they have the will to disband and become one???

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. romerz
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 15:15:35

    “when an aspiring leader needs to get the support of an expanded multiracial membership to move up the hierarchy of the party”

    By the same token, those who are already leaders of the racial component parties will never agree to it for the reason that they are in leadership because of the very racial politics you are asking them to remove.

    Good idea but not possible doc.

    I think it can only happen if BN is put in opposition for a spell and the younger leaders forces a rebellion of sorts.

    Nevertheless a good suggestion doc.

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  2. Peter Yew
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 16:41:09

    Dr Hsu,

    What you advocate is alien to the BN culture. No matter how good it sound on paper it cannot be implemented simply because there are too few leadership positions and too many wannabes.

    I guess you will agree that this is a clash of values. On the one hand we all ask for a multiracial representation in political leadership but such a structure will only work in theory. The point I am making is we all have our selfish streak and would not surrender our positions to other races. So you can better understand UMNO for hating us all for stepping on them when they are down today.

    I am keenly awaiting to see if the Pakatan model will actually work in our country. I pray that it will, for the sake of our children. We must at least give them a chance to try out or we will never know.

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  3. Dr Hsu
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 16:48:56

    Peter Yew, what you said is very true.

    It is next to impossible to ask BN to change , what more to ask them to disband and become one.

    It can happen only when BN is in the opposition, as romerz has commneted.

    SO our only hope is a change of government, and only with a change of government , can BN really reforms as an opposition party.

    Then we can have a better choice the next election.

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  4. A true Malaysian
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 17:12:49

    Dr. Hsu,

    You are really good in using your medical methodlogy in analysing political illness in Umno and BN. How nice our previous medical doctors politicians can be so ‘sharp’ as you in ‘curing’ these illness instead of aggravating the condition.

    Nevertheless, if Pakatan Rakyat take over federal government, MPs can propose to have an Act of Parliament on MULTIRACIAL ACT which prohibits racist politics and political party with racial ideology.

    Perhaps, those states under Pakatan Rakyat would like to have Enactments passed by respective State Assemblies. I personally think this is practical and workable.

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  5. Peter Yew
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 17:30:34

    Dr Hsu,

    Deep inside we are looking for a savior of our nation, a political leader respected by all who dispense justice and favor to all in need. It is still a long way. I see no one in the horizon who fit this description but I will take the next best person, the next best captain to navigate our nation forward.

    I believe recent events were all ‘designed’ to let BN fall. They were too coincidental to happen and I believe in divine intervention. BN must fall for the sake of itself, and for the sake of the nation. In failure will it reinvent and rebuild to fit the need of the nation. BN must not see its defeat, whe it does come, as a disaster, but an opportunity to rediscover. 51 years has made it stale and unimaginative. Only when it come down will it pass the torch to a new leadership to grow the coalition to challenge Pakatan. We Malaysians are longing for the better coalition to govern our nation. Thank God now we have a choice!

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  6. Justin Choo
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 17:47:32

    Is 3 years’ suspension enough?

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  7. LHKeng
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 17:56:55

    Great comments Dr.
    However, I beleive we do not want to waste our time and energy on this idiot anymore. AS far as i am cincern he is now history at least politically la.

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  8. A true Malaysian
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 18:25:46

    Ahmad suspended for 3 years.

    Enough?
    Appropriate?
    Justified?

    http://malaysiakini.com/

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  9. Looking for Hockey players for TVC
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 18:35:20

    Dr

    The Multi Racial formula of the Alliance / BN, just like the Communism, were meant to be a stop gap temporary measure.

    They are both outdated, out used + outlasted for their own good. Malaysia + Malaysians must move on.

    The experiment of the Malaya / Malaysia, just like those in the former Communist system were both of noble ideals.

    Sadly both were abused + hardly deserve another opportunity, to deny so many of her citizens they rightful opportunities.

    Just as the fuel tank of a space capsule, once used must be discarded. BN + Communism…..nothing to reform….nothing to cure….nothing to ponder…….nothing to regret.

    Here is the last nail……Dr……please have the honor……..bang it in good !!!!!!

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  10. Kenny Gan
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 18:37:48

    “On the one hand we all ask for a multiracial representation in political leadership but such a structure will only work in theory.” – Peter Yew

    Dear Peter Yew,
    if you want to see a working practice of a multicultural representation in political leadership, look no further than U.S. , Australia, U.K or any first world country.

    Malaysia must be one of the very few nations in the world which practice race based parties. Our race based system is the exception, not the rule.

    “The point I am making is we all have our selfish streak and would not surrender our positions to other races.” – Peter Yew

    If other nations can put aside ethnic origins and be amalgamated into one multi-cultural race such as Americans, Australians or British, why can’t we? The only reason is that our (BN) politicians need the racial division to serve their ends.

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  11. goldenscreen
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 18:53:29

    3 years suspension is a light sentence in comparison to the gravity of his offense. The whole Malaysia was in a state of flux, fear, anger; racism reared its ugly head; the stability of the country was seriously in question by Malaysians and the international community; poor business, economy and stock market was further compounded by this issue and the threat of this racist provoking violence was very real; not to mention the irreparable damage his actions have caused to national unity. 3 years suspension is like a slap in the wrist.

    UMNO even had the gall to “urge all BN component parties to take stern action against their members who cause discord among coalition parties.” Hello UMNO, the only BN component party members who caused discord among not only coalition parties but all the races in Malaysia was none other than UMNO itself.

    What about the UMNO hero (former Penang Umno committee member Zainol Abidin Hashim) who tore Koh Tsu Koon’s picture + several other members who helped him to remove Koh Tsu Koon’s picture? What about the 13 UMNO Division Chiefs and about two dozen of their supporters who flanked & supported Ahmad Ismail during both of his inflammatory press conferences? What about former Bayan Lepas assemblyperson Mohd Zain who also threatened to retaliate aggressively (aka physical violence) against Chinese and Hindus? What about Azhar Ibrahim threatening the female Sin Chew reporter with death threats by saying she should be shot?

    And UMNO has the gall to now ask other BN component parties to discipline their members who reacted to the Ahmad Ismail Gang’s racist provocations? What a lame double standard UMNO! What happened to the laws of Malaysia governing inciting racial hatred, criminal intimidation, death threats, sedition and a host of others? Never mind, who needs laws when everything can be settled and discussed by UMNO Supreme Council, the self-appointed Supreme Council of Laws in Malaysia.

    The more things change, the more some things never seem to change!

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  12. Dr Hsu
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 18:53:37

    Whatever the punishments, that guy should be investigated under existing law, and be charged according to our law of the day. There should not be double standard in the application of our law.

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  13. romerz
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 19:05:39

  14. Looking for Hockey players for TVC
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 19:23:29

    Kawan2

    A) “Malaysia must be one of the very few nations in the world which practice race based parties.”

    A1) There is no such thing as ‘Race based political parties.’ Only segregation.

    B) “3 years suspension is like a slap in the wrist.”

    B1) Why should a racist be punish for speaking racially, in a racist setup ???

    C) “The more things change, the more some things never seem to change!”

    C1) To quote Mr Patrick Teoh:- “We had been eating each other’s food + screwing each other’s women since the Melaka Sultanate”. That is until we tried to institutionalize race relation.

    D) “There should not be double standard in the application of our law.”

    D1) Common DR…….let’s call a durian, a durian + a duku langsat, a duku langsat. Had there not been double standard in our daily life, except for paying taxes ????

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  15. Alan
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 19:55:18

    For what he had done, 3 years suspension is definitely not enough. I just learn that he operates a Shell petrol station in Green Lane (near the road junction into Island Park). When you need to pump up your car, you know where to go. Let tearch this idiot a lesson he will never forget……

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  16. Alan
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 19:56:53

    Correction. It should be the Shell Station near Island Glade. Sorry for the error.

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  17. LHKeng
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 20:24:13

    Saw in Malysiakini just now that another Umno leader in Penang has threaten to kill the reporter who reported the racial remaks by the AI=arsehole idiot.
    Polce reports have been lodged.
    Anyway as usual I do not expect the polce will do anything.
    Hope rakyat can help and ensure this poor reporter is safe. I for one will steadfastly support her for the reporting.
    Lady, keep it up.

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  18. monsterball
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 20:28:23

    No Romerz….3 years suspension….to please Gerakan and MCA.
    13th election….suspension expired and he can vote for UMNO and stand for election too….as a strong opposition….to… already… Anwar’s government.
    Yes .it is not enough. This is worst than the 5 Hindraf men…under ISA.
    UMNO must not put any of his men..under ISA.
    That’s the type of so call… level playing field games…..that are so used to play…including having bias referees.
    They have no shame….greedy for money..more and more stolen from us….no sense of dignity…no principles in life…..just plain cunning actors/actresses.
    So for that…the 3 years suspension is no choice…but good for the country….anyhow.
    The oppositions are close to 8 times more than UMNO supporters. If not…you think UMNO is so humble?

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  19. sam
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 21:32:37

    As we read today’s stories happening in Malaysia, tomorrow’s s date for many around the world (and not just Americans) will bring sad memories once again. Many of us in Malaysia and global citizens everywhere witnessed either in person or on TV, once again, what hatred can do. 911 saw many citizens around the globe – regardless of color, religion, age, nationality, and every other dividing social label – share a grief and condemn the hatred that killed so many innocent lives.

    Tomorrow, I will take time to remember 911.

    Tomorrow, I will take time to remember victims of hatred everywhere – the hatred born of bigotry, sectarianism and intolerance.

    Tomorrow, I will pray for the victims and their families.

    Tomorrow, I will pray for the bigots, the racists, and those who hate others so much because of gender, race, religion, skin colour….

    Tomorrow, I will say a prayer for Malaysia and for our world – which continues to suffer from so much hate and violence.

    And I will pray that we find a way to stop this hatred that cause so much pain for so many.

    Nurul Haq Miah and Shakila Yasmin, a Bangladeshi Muslim couple worked in the world trade center and was among the 3000 or so unfortunate ones. Nurul was in the 99th floor when the 1st plane hit the office. Shakila’s office was located in the 97th floor, just below. Shakila had just started about one year ago six months after they got married on April 2, 2000.

    This is but one story…

    I stumbled upon a Moroccan blogger who writes at Refusenik. She posted a prayer “To the victims…all over the world”

    To those who died for no reason
    To those who lived and still live through the pain
    To the victims of hatred, injustice and tons melted steel not just under the sunny skies of New York, but also the sunny skies over Darfour, Baghdad, Ghaza, Madrid, Amman, Kabul, Riyadh, Bali, Beirut, Saida, Jakarta, Sour, London, Khobar, Mumbai, and Bint Jbeil.
    Just a word of remembrance.
    And a prayer
    And hope for a better day.
    Amen.
    You can view her blog here:
    http://makhoudjit.blogspot.com/2006/09/to-victimsall-over-world.html

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  20. Uncle
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 21:37:46

    The weight of punishment is not important,
    The will to make BN as one is not important,
    The drama is no important,
    How humble UMNO try to be is not important

    At least Ahmad told us the truth !

    What we think and belief is more important !

    Putting our belief into reality is more important !

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  21. romerz
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 21:44:03

    Dear Alan,

    Since there are 2 Shell stations on Green Lane, it is important that you get the correct station otherwise the poor owner of the other will be penalized for nothing.

    The station owned by Ahmad Ismail is the one on the left side of Green Lane as you come from the bridge and Udini Road underpass heading towards Georgetown.

    It is in front of Gembira Parade Supermarket.

    http://www.jeffooi.com/

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  22. monsterball
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 22:00:37

    Don’t boycott la.
    Want to boycott…go boycott Mahathir and Dollah’s businesses…Pantai Medical Centre…and all the train food..both are suppose to be owned by the sons of these two crooks..and check out more..plus Rafidah’s and Samy’s.
    Why boycott small fish? Boycott crocodiles!!

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  23. jeff
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 23:17:52

    Expecting head of racist party to serve “justice” on a racist member for inciting racial discord and challenge leader of lap dog partner is a very novice thought, able to incite is the requirement to be umnoputra! get real, fellow Malaysians.

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  24. Justin Choo
    Sep 10, 2008 @ 23:43:02

    What about the man who tore up Koh’s photo??

    About the petrol station, Romerz is right. The SMS and a lot of email got the wrong one, which as I said belongs to my Malay schoolmate who married a Chinese. That’s why at first I was apprehensive about the emails and sms

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  25. Anak Malaysia
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 04:16:22

    Dr. Hsu,

    Please allow me to make a point. For that, I need to completely “borrrow” your phrase with just a liitle bit of comments, hahahaaa…

    “In the event of the Bukit Bendera’s fiasco, the GERAKAN leader is just a symptom of an underlying disease. If the disease is to be cured, whatever inaction against this leader would only added to the ultimate flare-up of the illness…

    There will be many many more people in the mould of this false leader.

    To cure this disease, the various GERAKAN members have to leave and adopt a multiracial platform. In such an instance, aspiring Malaysians needs to get REAL on the expanded multiracial society. To move on, the hierachy of the party cannot be used as a bargaining tool. Only then can racial rhetoric be removed. Once racial rhetoric is removed, there is a good chance that the people will move toward true unity.

    At the moment, racial unity issues are hijacked by certain unscrupulous race-based politicians to maintain their grip in their respective race-based parties! That has resulted in never ending racial tension and potential racial conflict.

    Whatever excuses given against the likes of KTK will at best be cosmetic and will not really cure the underlying disease of hijacking race as political chips.

    But, looking at the GERAKAN leadership, do they have the will to walk the talk and become one with it’s ideals???”

    Hahahaaa… Afterall, it takes TWO to Tango! When GERAKAN pointed one finger towards Ahmad Ismail, they conveniently forget that the other four fingers are firmly pointed towards them! Buy accusing this small fry as racist, they conveniently forget they have indeed willingly played a role in this whole racist game…

    Sure! Cure the underlying disease, not treat just the symptoms. But, by choosing to be in BN, not only GERAKAN do not cure the underlying disease, they do not treat the symptoms as well! By choosing to be in GERAKAN, the members are making it worse by adding up to the disease…

    Seeing, they see not!
    Hearing, they hear not!
    And neither will they do understand…

    Sighh… when will GERAKAN come to their senses?

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  26. clearwater
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 08:48:55

    Dr. Hsu,

    You speak sense and sensibility. Unfortunately, politicians do not – they only speak what their supporters want to hear, and talk to others with a crooked tongue. That goes for doctor politicians as well, the politician alter ego just seems to take over. The disease is allowed to slowly fester so the doctor politician can continue to take advantage of the gullible patient .

    Will BN disband and components merge into a multi-ethnic party? Sadly, no; not in my lifetime. Sorry to be so pessimistic, but all things point to self interest being paramount among our political leaders. As such, looking after number 1 is the priority, not the nation.

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  27. Dr Hsu
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 09:59:51

    clearwater,

    yes. Although diosbanding Bn and turn it into a big multiracial party would probably not happened looking at the presnet culture and the present leaders of BN parties, not only the top level, but the second and third tiers.

    But I always believe that even if the path is difficult, someone must take the first step.

    Great wall started witha single stone slab.

    that is why I ahve been harping on this idealism of multiracialism.

    It may not happen now, but if more and more people see the point, the voices will get louder and louder.

    By voicing out my ideals, I am actually planting the seed in people’s mind. It may one day grow into a big tree. Of course, it may wither and die off and nothing will come about.

    But at least, I can tell myself I have tried. i can go to the grave knowing that I have done my level best to let Malaysian see the point that there is a better way to go about nation building, a nonracial way, a way that is based on helping the needy and the weak, and not along the lines of race or religion.

    I always see myself as a small candle. and as a small candle, i thrust only a small light , but a small amount of light might just be sufficeint to let people see the beginning of a path. Later, those with big torch or spotlight ( those more capable than this not so useful blogger) can come and show the way.

    And it sometimes pains me to see my readers quarrel over small and trifle things and label each other names. We should all save our energy to try to light up bigger things, not trying to extinguish each other’s light.

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  28. A true Malaysian
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 12:28:34

    Dr. Hsu and all,

    I found this article in blog ‘Kuda Ranggi’, owned by Syed Imran titled ‘Antara Pendatang dan Penumpang’.

    I concur with him his view and go read by yourselves. This article also confirmed with my view that many more of our Malay brothers and sisters are rational like our blog friend, Anak Malaysia.

    The link of this article is here

    http://kudaranggi.blogspot.com/2008/09/antara-pendatang-dan-penumpang.html

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  29. LHKeng
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 12:35:38

    Initially I thought its ok since this idiot got 3 years and rakyat should move on.
    But what I read today from rakyat comments I cant help but voice my disgust at Umnoputras on their 3 years suspension on this racial idiot.
    “The punishment meted out to Ahmad Ismail is really a camouflage of the highest order. This man almost threw the country into racial chaos but all the Umno supreme council can do is suspend him a mere three years. This guy will appeal so don’t be surprised if the suspension is reduced to three months.

    In addition, the Umno supreme council urged other BN component parties to take stern action against their members who cause discord among coalition parties. Why is it always the others who are bad for Umno? Have they forgotten who sparked off this whole ugly issue in the first place?

    Most disappointingly, the supreme council did not even ask Ahmad to apologise to the Chinese community over his inflammatory remarks. Is an apology too much to ask for? Even the tearing of Gerakan acting president Koh Tsu Koon’s picture was not addressed. Are we supposed to forget it happened?

    Ahmad also happily reiterated that there was no reason for him to retract his racist remarks. If this is not double-standards, I don’t know what is.

    Shouldn’t this politician be sacked from the party for the shame and damage he brought to it? Ahmad even had the cheek to comment that the prime minster was brave to suspend him. What does he mean by this? Did he think Abdullah Ahmad Badawi wouldn’t take such action?

    So many questions remain unanswered in this regrettable incident.”

    From the above comments, I beleive Umno is TOTALLY not sincere in punishing this idiot. This also let me to believe that there are more than one AI=a_sehole idiot in Umno. Even the sleepy flipflop lame duck guy and Mr.C4 are suspicious in collaborating with AI on this racial issue. On the surface they talk and look fair. But I really doubt.
    It is TOTALLY spineless and degrading for the so called component parties leaders to accept this unfair verdict.
    Again this proved that they are running dogs for their Umno masters. This praying mantis lookalike KTK is good at talking but is TOTALLY spineless and unethical to the core.
    It is sad that component parties that claimed to represent the rakyat have COMPLETELY sold us wholesome to the Umnoputras.

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  30. LHKeng
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 12:50:31

    Unable to access MT today using (http://mt.m2day.org/).
    Can anyone help??
    thks

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  31. Dr Hsu
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 13:04:55

    LHkeng, try this:

    mt.m2day.org/2008

    if this cannot work, simply use google search engine and type malaysia today. one of the links should be able to lead you there.

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  32. clarence
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 15:07:04

    Dr. Hsu,

    The leaders of the non-Malay component parties of BN will refuse to disband for their own selfish reasons. They will want to hold on to the trappings of political power for as long as possible. But, what about the grassroots members? What can we do?

    A loud and incessant message should go out across the land to encourage all rank and file members to resign en masse from their respective parties. When this happens and the BN component parties are left without followers, what else can the leaders do? Wouldn’t it then be like a collapsing house of cards?

    If we dare say “enough is enough”, then let us all exercise our “people power” by deserting these parties. Hopefully, this can precipitate a swift end to racial politics in Malaysia.

    Can it be this simple?

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  33. A true Malaysian
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 15:56:41

    clarence,

    That is a good move. Please go ahead and resign en masse since respective party leaders won’t listen to grassroot members like Dr. Hsu.

    If they don’t listen, no point staying, right? Simple?

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  34. Dr Hsu
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 16:11:23

    LHKeng and all readers,

    just reported that the “block’ on Malaysia today is lifted today.

    you may ask what ‘block’ as it is impossible to block interent sites.

    I am sure they finally realise this and try to be magnanimous to lift the ban. What an IT illiterate move by some IT illiterate leaders.

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  35. LHKeng
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 16:21:26

    Thanks Dr.
    I can access now.

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  36. cilipadi
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 16:37:13

    Great news Dr. Hsu. It is in fact a morale booster for RPK for him to keep writing the ‘truths’ and for us who valued ‘freedom of expression’.

    With the advancement of internet technology, there is no way authorities able to block or sensor a particular website, unless a country choose not to communicate to the world communities through internet, which is not possible in this competitive world.

    So long we comment or blog with conscience and without malice, nothing else is to be afraid of as ultimately, truth will prevail.

    Under our present framework, many people still have no confidence in blogging or commenting using real identity, that includes myself. But I hope one day I can do that.

    Having said this, our thoughts are the ones that are important, whether you know me personally is secondary.

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  37. Dr Hsu
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 16:38:59

    hi dear all,

    pls read kenny sia’s new posting.

    so funny and so well presented with pictures. http://www.kennysia.com/

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  38. Dr Hsu
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 16:41:29

    yes, cilipadi, internet cannot and should not be censured.

    This case again shows the flip flop nature of our govt. Makes us wonder whether there are any intelligent people with common sense running the govt?

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  39. A true Malaysian
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 17:15:49

    Kenny Sia is a real talent in blogging. His fans are all youngsters and whoever want to ensure ‘bright’ political future, should get the supports of all these youngsters.

    Youngsters nowadays are much more sophisticated than before and censorship or blocking of internet is the last thing a ‘knowledgeable’ politician or government should ever do.

    Blocking of Malaysia Today has done an ‘irrepairable’ damage especially to this group of would be voters in future general election.

    So, our ministers cannot afford to claim that they ‘never’ read blogs.

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  40. cilipadi
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 17:56:22

    Dr. Hsu,

    I have been in Malaysia for quite some time. Though I am not a Malaysian, I know pretty well your country’s politics.

    One of the feature I found it funny is that those in Umno and BN always mentioned that ‘it is the PREROGATIVE of Prime Minister’ to appoint so and so for a portfolio in his cabinet. Yet, if anything gone wrong, the PM will say that it was a ‘COLLECTIVE’ decision.

    So, this kind of thing has resulted in very unhealthy culture in government and also at party level. The practice of ‘check and balance’ is gone under such condition.

    By right, if it was ‘COLLECTIVE’ decision, then anything gone wrong would see the whole cabinet resign. Instead, everyone of them still can ‘smile’ and sit comfortably in their laurels.

    You wish to comment on this, Dr. Hsu? Or anyone for that matter?

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  41. nick
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 18:15:06

    Cilipadi, we Malaysians are quite embarrassed at our cabinet leaders. The fault lies with the top guy. He is a “committee man”. We do find such people in companies too. These type of leaders believe in democracy, they are kind-hearted but tends to shift blame when the buck stops. They will consult and consult and dither and postpone until the fire becomes too hot. This type of leader is unlikely to inspire nor lead. Don’t expect major reforms under this guy. Malaysia has missed the boat. We are actually regressing while other dynamic countries are growing. We do need strong leaders, but someone with high IQ, in touch with the real world, someone with a Mission and a Vision, someone with a compassionate heart and able to grasp complexities in a jiff, someone like DSAI.

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  42. pohwatchdog
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 21:14:01

    Time to move on and go ahead. We are Malaysians. Malaysia belong to everyone who are born here. Do let a UMNO warlord to tear all the structure we have built? Our PM should be firm in the beginning and show he is firm. What can you do with a leader without strong grassroot support?

    BN need a firm, capable and innovative leader that can chart Malaysia out from this challenging time. Bread and butter issue is the answer for this current situation. Malaysia belong to everyone that is us, the rakyat who decide who we want.

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  43. A true Malaysian
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 22:29:10

    “Dr M blames Pak Lah for rising racism among Malays”

    Can you believe that?

    http://m.themalaysianinsider.com/articles.php?id=8866

    I just of the view that it is unfortunate to have this blaming business. We should look at ourselves first and not blaming others.

    Blaming is just a convenient way of passing buck around.

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  44. romerz
    Sep 11, 2008 @ 22:31:34

    Wrong pohwatchdog, bread and butter issues are no longer the main concern.

    Unless we can repair the institutionalized systems, there is no way we can address those bread and butter issues.

    With these sick systems in place, we are only doing band aid repairs and whatever relief gained will only be fleeting. We can’t BUY our way out of trouble all the time and we have used 8 of a cat’s 9 lives!

    All Malaysians need to face the cold hard facts NOW!

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  45. clearwater
    Sep 12, 2008 @ 08:27:26

    As I have said, Dr. Hsu, you make eminent sense. We all try to do our little bit, whatever we are able to ; sometimes it seems so ineffectual though. I like your approach, especially that part about influencing others more capable and willing to carry the torch further. We, the older generation, can help plant seeds and perchance some may grow up to be giants providing shade to all travelers.

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  46. chaptokam
    Sep 12, 2008 @ 13:30:29

    Hey you guys ,
    still on this Ahmad Ismail fellow ,
    I just received this , that he the racist Ah mad Ismail is the share holder / co-owner of Subaidah Nasi Kandar located in Tanjong Tokong opposite the Caltex Petrol station and the other at Bukit Jambul .

    Leave it to your discretion but I am boycotting Subaidah Nasi Kandar , which is just opposite my house .
    Am also told that the Shell petrol station in Island Glades does belong to him and he has asked his supervisor to come out to deny the sms that Ahmad is the owner . His guy Seraz Ahmad 46 yrs old who claims he is the stations owner looks suspicious as he claims that he has been operating the station for 16 years and has no plans to make a police report over the SMS .

    I find it suspicious as he has run the station for 16 years , that makes it , he owned the petrol station at the age of 30 years old since he is 46 now which is strange that a 30 yr old could afford to buy and run a petrol station . Right now its so difficult to even own a petrol station even after getting approval from the Petrol company , you still need to get approval from the Domestic Trade and Enterprise Ministry . Secondly why is he afraid to lodge a police report ? if his business is indeed will be affected by the Boycott ? Thirdly its a coincidence his name also has a Ahmad ? his son ? you think about it !

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