Jul 31, 2008

Sodomy Specialist

The medical director Kamaruddin Ahmad of Hospital Pusrawi said that the doctor who examined Slyfool is not a specialist and he is not qualified to make any conclusion on sodomy….???

Damn! Did not know we have sodomy specialist?! These sodomy specialists must be making a lot of money as they are a very rare field of medical studies and someone told me that they are also called Dr.Ass-hole (Anal Sodomy Specialist – Hospital Of Lear Entry).

From the Malaysiakini interview with the Pusrawi Hospitals’general manager and the medical director (read here) we can safely conclude that the medical report by Dr. Mohamed Osman as revealed by RPK and DSAI is genuine.

Just read a report from the star where Slyfool echoed SlyHumid call for the police to speed up the sodomy probe.

Jul 30, 2008

Viewpoint from Singapore

Pic from Straits Times Singapore

This posting is on the suggestions of zorro as he has commented on the earlier post for another perspective and this is keeping me up from sleep as over here in Singapore, its all serious work and up early in the morning, grrr.. ok here goes...

The Singaporeans thinks that our country has gone to the dogs and anyway most of the people that i have met here are mostly Malaysians with PR status who have taken root here and their children are local citizens. A banker that i met who is also a Malaysian says that half the people here in the financial district are from Malaysia.

Listen to this Malay Malaysian that i met here in Singapore who is now a Permanent Resident and has raised a family with Singaporean children, when the topic of bumiputra status was raised he gave me a frown and said you must be crazy to believe that NEP bullshit from the politicians. And he fumes and farts on the sodomy stuff.

(Pic of Esplanade next to my hotel)
Malaysian news are frequently making headlines in the local and international media here and are some kind of a comedy anecdote to lighten up the busy people here in Singapore and when i ask this Korean girl working here with a PR what she knows about Malaysia and her answer was "er..sodomy?"

This is such a bustling and vibrant city with a hive of activities and a global melting pot of people from all corners of the earth and more like a global city and it is just amazing like the hotel where i am staying has staffs from all over and i have met happy smiling people from you name it even from Finland and Sweden and these are just the hospitality staff and there will be a host of welcoming multi national staffs stationed at the entrances just to greet you and lead you to the lift and provide any assistance that is required.

And Singaporeans are a caring lot too as a recent report show that the locals donated some S$ 5.45 billion in the year 2006 to charity and the surprise in the report was the largesse shown by ordinary Singaporeans. And Singapore is fast gaining repute as an educational hub with the report that in 2007 there were 86000 students from 120 nationalities pursuing higher education.

(The Helipad Rooftop Bar overlooking the Singapore River)

This is really a socio economic success story here of the modern world and you can see that the government is so engrossed into providing continuous improvements into all aspect of social and economic life and it is almost crime free, well at the very least my Malaysian associates comments that he can walk anywhere in the night in this city without any fear of being mug of which he would not do in KL. There is much to talk about this little and cozy country and will expand further later on in separate posting.

Taxi drivers are the ones with all the news and stories and they will get highly enthusiastic on the Anwar stories and yeah Anwar is a hero over here and there are none and not a single person (that i met) who is negative about DSAI. The people here think that he is the one to save the country. Just read another centre spread coverage from AWSJ on this stupid sodomy allegation.

(The Singapore Flyer
The world largest observation wheel at 165 metre high)
The general consensus every where on this sodomy allegation is that it is pure garbage and 100% unbelievable to say that DSAI rape that farker(oops wrong spelling) faker. And most people here in Singapore believe that it is a political assassination.

PS. The internet speed here is fantastic! (yawn) Gotta go sleep now.

Jul 28, 2008

Malaysian Royals start to flex their muscles

Greetings from Singapore. Been busy with work here in the vibrant city of Singapore and thought that might just share this news from the straits times of Singapore published in the front page today. Extract from the report:

Over the past year, Malaysia's royal households have started to flex their muscles, and in the process, scored rare successes in pushing their demands with the government on issues ranging from the appointment of judges to the selection of chief ministers after the country's general election in early March.

Now, analysts and constitutional lawyers believe that the country's nine Malay sultans, who make up the Conference of Rulers, could determine the outcome of Malaysia's deepening political crisis, which has stoked murmurings of a possible snap election and also the possibility that a state of emergency could be declared.

That is because the limited powers the country's rulers enjoy under the Constitution will determine the cause of action Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi's government can take to hold on to power, lawyers and analysts say.

Consider the following:

  • Malaysia's King must give his consent should the government decide to dissolve Parliament and hold fresh elections to stave off any attempt by the opposition to form the government.

    Should Malaysia's political situation worsen to the point that the government decides to declare a state of emergency, the King must sign off on the plan.

    Above all, the King is the commander-in-chief of the country's armed forces. In a situation of a military takeover, he will become the most powerful person in Malaysia.

'For the first time since independence, the country's Malay rulers are being pressed to exercise powers that they previously never had to,' said Mr Tommy Thomas, one of Malaysia's most senior constitutional lawyers.

All of this is because of Malaysia's unstable politics.

For the full report Here.

Jul 23, 2008

Why are the people angry?

Why are the people hungry?
Because you crush them with unreasonable high cost,
That is why they have nothing:

Why are the people angry?
Because of injustice and you endlessly impose your oppressive laws,
That is why they can’t take anymore:

And why aren’t they scared of death?
Because you are rapacious and you want power and everything,
So what have they got left to lose?
(saying of a 3 thousand years old wise man)

Jul 20, 2008


Pic from Mob's Crib

The Attorney General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail and the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan should be suspended pending investigation from the Anti Corruption Agency and their involvement in the alleged fabrication of evidence in the1998 case.

The Prime Minister state that there will be no role for Musa and Gani in the sodomy investigation against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the investigating officers will not refer to them and does not see the reason why they should be suspended.

This is the Justice and legal system that is in question and it must be seen to be of the highest of integrity, independent and moral standards and there are no other alternative but the suspension of their duty. Justice must be seen to be fairly served beyond any suspicion of doubt. As long as Gani and Musa still heads the respective department the perception will not be of impartiality.

Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon of Gerakan has proposed that international experts be called in to assist in the investigation and said ““Independent and competent international experts would help clear any ambiguity once investigations are concluded.

“The world is scrutinizing the case and there is public perception that there is no impartiality,” he told reporters after chairing a central committee meeting at Menara PGRM here yesterday.

He said the Inspector-General of Police and the Attorney-General should exclude themselves from being involved in the case so as to avoid a conflict of interest.

The only way for them to exclude themselves from this investigation is to go into suspension from their duties so that Justice can be seen to be fairly executed.

The active public participation of the Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid does not bode well on the impartially of the case and it is not his call for DNA samples to be taken and the Minister must refrain from making a further mockery of himself and the government.

The aggressive and high handed approached where it looks like they have send in a battalion of Special Forces just to haul Anwar to the police station before the appointed time for his appearance and where he was gratuitously detained and made to sleep on the cement floor for the night has invited public outcry and international criticism.

An article from the Wall Street Journal states that: It's not a stretch to imagine Mr. Anwar's DNA finding its way onto his clothes as "evidence," as that's the tactic the police used back in 1998. Mr. Anwar wryly noted at a press conference yesterday that while stripped, the police measured his "necessary parts." Again, that kind of detail would be helpful in a show trial.

Ten years ago then-Deputy Prime Minister Anwar was falsely convicted of sodomy and jailed for six years. His conviction was overturned by the high court in 2004. A conviction for abuse of power stood, and Mr. Anwar did not become eligible for political office again until April. Today, he heads the country's political opposition and is on a path to the premiership.

The same casts of characters from 1998 are in positions of influence today. The inspector general of police, Musa Hassan, was the lead investigating officer into Mr. Anwar's 1998 case, and Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail was the lead prosecutor. Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak competed with Mr. Anwar for the leadership of the United Malays National Organization in the 1990s. Then, as now, Mr. Anwar's popularity is a threat to the deputy PM's political future. For WSJ full article HERE.

Jul 19, 2008

Cheers to Gwo Burne

Gwo Burne says he holds no grudges and is not angry with Mior Azam Shah for punching him. Report from Malaysiakini Here.

Gwo had made a police report of the incident and says that he hopes there will not be serious consequences against Azam and added that he does not wish to see him going to jail for the incident.

That’s the spirit Gwo Burne, sources told me that it was just a misunderstanding and a spur of moment thing.

There are bigger issues in this country and by being magnanimous of this incident will bring on greater understanding and spirit towards your duty and service as a Parliamentarian of this beloved country.

Jul 18, 2008

Why Sodomy?

Read a report from the Star newspaper today with the title “Driver charged with sodomy” and states that a lorry driver aged 44 years old was charged at the session court in Kuala Lumpur for sodomising his 11 year old niece.

The Lorry driver pleaded guilty to the charge of sodomy and molesting and the Judge Mohd Nasir Nordin set bail at RM 20,000 (compare that to Anwar’s police bail was RM. 150,000. and he is not even been charged) in one surety and fixed Aug 20 for sentencing.

We are suddenly seeing a lot of hype on this topic of sodomy and this report from the star is a clear case of a heinous crime being committed and it is Rape and Sexual Assault on a Minor and not just Sodomy.

Why do I get a sense that suddenly they are trying to relate serious crimes of Child Rape and Sexual Assault to the questionable topic of Sodomy? Why charge the lorry driver for sodomy when plain and simple he has committed a very serious crime of Sexual Assault on a Minor?

Child sexual abuse is outlawed in every developed country, generally with severe criminal penalties, including in some jurisdictions, life imprisonment or capital punishment.

And look at this report from the Sun on page 8 of (Thursday) 17th July 2008 with the title; Homosexual problems worrying: Yen Yen where the Minister Datuk Ng Yen Yen express her concern and said; “Most of those who engage in homosexual behavior do not want to share their feelings with others, prefer to be alone and therefore the society tend to bully and make fun of them and harass them” and she further added “The government also will not neglect them, who are part of society”

Does she know that homosexual and sodomy is related and with the penile code that we have it becomes a crime! So the government is going to take care of them by putting them all in jail?

And from my enquiries with a few lawyers that as far as they know Anwar is the only person that have been charged with sodomy (up till before yesterday the lorry driver) and that was in 1998 and was jailed for 6 years and was set free when the country highest court (Federal Court) overturned his sodomy conviction in Sept 2004.

Sodomy is defined as; anal or oral copulation with a member of the opposite sex or member of the same sex.

So people please don’t break the law as you can go to jail here in Malaysia!
Don't know any other civil and democratic country that have this law and i can't find it from the net either.

Jul 17, 2008

Penile Code?????

Now... what is an object? Can the condom be considered an object?

Hmm... we sure have all kinds of funny laws here in this country. And did i read correctly? was there a recent amendment to this act?
They measured Anwar's private part???
Is Sodomy such a serious and heinous crime? If it is than go out there and arrest all the gays in this country!
Why must it only be Anwar the one who is always getting charge for this Sotomee?

Anwar's Arrest Pictorial Update (2am)

Approx 11pm. Malaysia's de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim smiles as he leaves a hospital in Kuala Lumpur July 16, 2008. Ibrahim will be remanded in police custody to facilitate investigations into a sodomy complaint lodged by a former aide, his lawyers said on Wednesday.
Approx 11pm: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, center, is taken back to Kuala Lumpur Police Headquarters, Wednesday, July 16, 2008 after being taken to a hospital for a medical examination. Anwar had agreed to voluntarily submit himself for questioning at police headquarters Wednesday, but was arrested an hour before the designated deadline by a posse of policemen, some wearing ski masks, outside his house. He was pulled from his car as he arrived home and driven to the police headquarters in an SUV with dark tinted windows. After eight hours of interrogation, Anwar was taken to a hospital for a medical examination before being brought back to the HQ.

Approx 10 pm: Malaysia's de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim arrives at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital July 16, 2008. Anwar is likely to be released on bail on Wednesday, a police source said, after he was arrested on allegations of sodomy.

Approx 12midnight: Supporters of Malaysia's opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim hold a candlelight gathering outside a police headquarters where he was detained in Kuala Lumpur July 16, 2008. Anwar is likely to be released on bail on Wednesday, a police source said, after he was arrested on allegations of sodomy.

Approx 2am: Supporters of Malaysia's opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim hold a candlelight rally outside a police headquarters where he was detained in Kuala Lumpur July 16, 2008. Anwar will be remanded in police custody to facilitate investigations into a sodomy complaint lodged by a former aide, his lawyers said on Wednesday.

Jul 16, 2008


At approx 5pm.

At approx 3pm: Wan Azizah (C) wife of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim with her daughters arrive at the Police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on July 16, 2008 where her husband is being detained after his arrest. Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was arrested July 16 just as he was due to face police interrogation over allegations he sodomised a male aide, his lawyer and police said.

At approx 3 pm: Supporters of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim hold placards outside the police headquarters where Anwar is being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Malaysian police arrested Anwar on Wednesday on suspicion that he sodomized a male aide, pre-empting his voluntary appearance at the police headquarters to answer the allegation.
For The Latest Update as at 10.35 pm Go Here

Lim Guan Eng, Penang chief minister and DAP secretary-general

The arrest of Anwar Ibrahim is high-handed and harsh action, and an ugly display of power against a popular opposition leader in the country.
Since Anwar had shown his willingness to cooperate fully with the investigation on the sodomy allegation against him. The police action was against the rule of law.
DAP demands the immediate release of Anwar. All Malaysians want to see the rule of law in action.

Shahrir Abdul Samad, domestic trade and consumer affairs minister
Anwar should clear his name and he should assist in the investigation to do so.

Khaled Nordin, higher education minister
The arrest was in accordance with the law. When the police report was made against him on the sodomy allegation, the police had to investigate (swiftly). It is just a process of the law and the public should not over-react on this matter. He (Anwar) has been asked to report to assist in the investigation and whatever it is, he can always seek redress from the law.

Shafie Apdal, unity, culture, arts and heritage minister
It was a reasonable act by the police in line with the rule of law. There should be no exception if it involves an MP or a politician. No one should be above the law. This is also to prove the sodomy allegations against Anwar, whether it is true or not. This is to avoid confusion among the public.
He should have come earlier but unfortunately he did not. It is the police’s responsibility for the law to be done accordingly so that the investigation could proceed.

Liow Tiong Lai, health minister
The police are just following the law of the country in order for them to proceed with the case. It is a responsible action (from them) and Anwar should cooperate. People should be aware that the law should be followed and the police are doing their job professionally.
Nobody should stop the police from doing their duty, including PKR supporters. It is right for the police (to arrest him) as Anwar had been given time to come forward.

Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh, deputy home minister
I heard that he went to ACA today, and then he was supposed to go to KL police headquarters at 2pm, but he went home. He was supposed to go to IPK directly.We've got an arrest warrant for Anwar and police needed to take action. Anyway, Anwar gave full cooperation and there was no incident. Even if the arrest was 20 or 30 minutes earlier than expected, what's the difference?

Kamaruddin Jaffar, PAS secretary-general
We protest over the way he was detained, but we hope that with the two lawyers there, the process of law will be respected and that all his rights as a citizen of the country will be respected and no abuse of power of any sort is done towards him.
PAS will treat anybody innocent until the court of law decides otherwise. We will defend his rights and demand that he be treated respectfully as a citizen of Malaysia. No untoward treatment, no unnecessary limitations on his freedom as a rakyat and as a recognised leader in Pakatan Rakyat.
We will appeal for the public to remain calm and we have not given out any instructions or orders to create chaos or unrest because we know this will fit into the government’s need to have this kind of thing and restrict the rakyat more based on just two SMSes or whatever rumours already cordoned off Kuala Lumpur for three days and make life difficult.
We don’t want to make life difficult for anybody. We want the rakyat to remain calm.

Salahuddin Ayub, PAS Youth chief
Let the (legal) system solve this problem. I’m concerned, I hope that what happened in 1998 - the brutality of the police - will not happen again. We still believe in the system that if the police investigate in the proper way, justice will be upheld in the country.
Rallies? To that extent, no. As the secretary-general (Kamaruddin Jaffar) mentioned, we will stay calm and see first further developments of Anwar in the next few hours. We will wait until late this evening and we will decide later...

Tian Chua, PKR information chief
This is ridiculous. It’s unnecessarily provocative. It shows that we are a country that abuses the law. The arrest in my view is to instill fear in the public. In the Barisan Nasional’s eyes, it has become increasingly inconvenient that the people are being more courageous and assertive of their rights. They need to push (that) back in. It could be a preclude to a well-designed crackdown on the people’s movement.
(Question:Will you be calling for street demonstrations?)
We have to do everything necessary to ensure that the basic democratic values are respected. We will do what we can.

William Leong, PKR treasurer
It’s really mind-boggling why so much precautions and actions have been taken against one man... Is the Barisan Nasional so afraid of one man?
PKR has always been following the law, the principles, justice. The people have a right to assemble, the people have a right to freedom of expression, and the people and members of PKR have a right to show concern for their leaders.
There’s no need for any one organisation to do it. I’m sure that once news of this comes out, the people will come out (spontaneously) and show their concern for the safety of their leader Anwar Ibrahim. We are asking the people to stay calm because we do not want to cause any disorder or provide any excuse for the government to crack down.
Demonstrations cannot be ruled out, but if there is one, it will be organised and done in an orderly manner.

Param Cumaraswamy, former UN special rapporteur
I am surprised at the manner in which the police conducted themselves. This will go down very badly on the government because of how they handled the matter.

Karpal Singh, DAP national chairperson
It was wrong to detain him on the road since he already agreed to show up for an appointment. Anwar should be freed on police bail after his statement is recorded.

Dr Syed Husin Ali, PKR deputy-president
The way he was arrested was reminiscent of the forces sent to arrest him at his home in September 1998.
This event is deeply disturbing and indicated that this entire episode is a repeat of actions taken against Anwar in 1998.
Over the last few weeks, the government-owned media vilified and demonised him. His staff has been harassed. We see a conspiracy being hedged to thwart the political change that is imminent in Malaysia.

Sallehuddin Hashim, PKR secretary-general
Our concern is that our leader is taken away without being given a chance. This we believe smells of police persecution. It is strange that they did this when Anwar had already informed them of coming to police headquarters.
If anything happens within the next few days that smells of civil unrest we can assure it is not coming from this party.

For Latest Update go Here

Jul 15, 2008

Shahrir Says…BN have no solution to people’s problem??

“Datuk Shahrir says that leaders from Pakatan are only interested in Politicising issues and have not offered any concrete proposals to solve nation’s problem following global oil price hike.”

Is he asking Pakatan to help? Or is he saying that BN have no solutions to the people’s problem?

Come on Datuk Shahrir, You guys are running the Federal Government and you control all the executive machinery with all the think tanks from Khanazah, EPU, Bank Negara and etc etc. And let’s not forget it is the BN’s primary duty as the ruling Government to solve the nation’s problem and not only to solve problem but to lead the nation towards a greater economic growth and a greater civil society and democracy.

And since when have BN ever considered any proposal brought about by the opposition, please enlightened the rakyat as we can’t seems to recall any oppositions’ proposal adopted by the BN government.

And what issues are being politicized by the opposition? Is it the oppositions’ call to set up a basic and responsible government with clear division of powers away from the ruling elites of the executives or is it the call to reform and have an independent judiciary or for the independence of the Anti-Corruption Agency or the call for basic transparency and accountainbility of government projects or the call to abolish repressive acts like the ISA, OSA, Sedition Act and etc. that are being used on its people that have caused great misery and fear to families and to society. Are all this called Politicizing??
Please enlighten the rakyat on how BN is to solve the Rakyat’s concern and problems.
For Datuk Shahrir’s statement here: http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=346154

Jul 14, 2008

Fear Mongering & Indoctrination

Fear Mongering & Indoctrination

“Those who use force soon end up without it and those that use fear will soon fear even their own shadow” – Lao Tzu
Fear Mongering is the use of fear to influence and leverage the opinions and actions of others and is often used as a political tactic to frighten its people towards a political bias.

The tactical approach is to create and exaggerate the fear and is directed on a constant basis on the target population or segment of the population. The tactic is employed in combination of various approaches with the use of state controlled media to generate news/views/articles and even sometimes the use of advertisement campaign. The tactics are further fortified with the use of repressive laws and detentions (without trial) in jail of its people, police harassment and even gangsterism.

The Fear Mongers’ plan is continuous and is not a one off affair and once initiated they will endeavor to achieve the objective through a series of planned punitive actions and situations towards the target.
From recent events that has occured right from the presence of the army in the city to the distorted media reports on the Protes rally and now this harrasment from the roadblocks all over the city, looks every bit like a concerted plan of fear mongering. Wonder what will happen next?

Fear mongering in the United States surfaced most prominently during the era of McCarthyism, when the nation first faced the threat of nuclear attack. Since then politicians and pundits alike have realized and utilized the powerful influential impact that fear can have on voters. Politicians in the United States have exploited the Fear of Terrorism towards the advantage of the incumbent to maintain control of the executive branch of government.

Fear is also used in the process of political propaganda and political indoctrination of the mind and a good example can be seen through the posting of zorro on the BIRO TATANEGARA, please read here; http://zorro-zorro-unmasked.blogspot.com/2008/07/hitler-youth-revisited.html (must read)

And in this instance the indoctrination of a precept that is the conjunctive focus of a political hold on its primary source of strength and survival due to the fact that the political party was founded on the fundamental of race or racial based. And it is only the politicians’ desperate attempt to hold on to the power of a now bankrupt ideology.

The Truth is that in this progressive world of globalization and in the global economic evolution where nations now connect without borders as in the European Union which consist of 27 member states and with almost 500 million citizens of different race and religion making it a single economic market with an estimated share of 30% of the world gross domestic product of approximately US$ 17 trillion in 2007.

Racism has no place in the modern world as the world closed in and the minds widen and with the advent of technology that is travelling at hyper velocity, we now see and can reach the entire globe that belongs to all its inhabitants and if you must fear than fear that the earth need to preserve its ecological balance and we need to be environmentally conscious of the earth that belongs to all of us. The narrow view of race and religion has no place on this planet which is only a speck in the greater universe of creation and if god is your calling than behold that god’s creation, in that you love all man as your brothers and all the women as your lovers (er’) sorry, they should be your sisters (yah?) and all things on earth are to be treasured and rejuvenated as they are to be with us in spirit that nourishes our soul.

The widen mind is the enlightened mind that sees not colors or creed and in fact we are all biologically, that is to say beneath the skin we are all the same. Our hearts are of the same color as in the picture above.

Jul 13, 2008

What the Heck is Quality Opportunity??

All races to get quality opportunities, says PM!

"If the old strategy was focused on the equal distribution of wealth, the new strategy is to distribute quality opportunities to all races in this country."

PM said this is his new strategy for the New Economic Policy (NEP).
So the old new economic policy is to distribute wealth and this time it is better to just distribute the "quality opportunity" in the new old new economic policy.

They can't seem to get out of this old new new economic policy thing, new strategy for the old new economic policy. And they will just make a statement and called it a "strategy", can someone tell them that a strategy is a combination of detail plans and methods and time schedule towards the accomplishment of an objective. Whoa.. My God!
PS. check out the photo above.

Rally Allowed Beyond 5Km of Parliament House?

Latest from New Straits Times which reads "No rally allowed within 5km of Parliament House tomorrow" The report says that the police have obtained a court order barring any rally from being held within a five-kilometre radius of Parliament House tomorrow. The ex-parte order was obtained from magistrate Nazran Mohd Sham of the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

The order, which was applied for by Sentul police chief Assistant Commissioner Ahmad Sofian Md Yassin, specifically prohibits Parti Keadilan Rakyat de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his supporters from being in the area as well as holding any rally or participating in it.

This is something new to me and since when did the police need to get a court order to stop any public demonstration or rally?

Most major roads into the city experienced traffic jams this afternoon as police continued an operation, codenamed Ops Padam, which began at 2pm yesterday.The police blockade mounted at 12 entry points, including the Federal Highway near the Kota Darul Ehsan arch and the Damansara-Puchong Expressway, had reduced traffic flow to a crawl.

It is learnt that policemen at the road blocks were told to be on the lookout for buses or vehicles carrying flags or banners of a particular political party.Any vehicle with people wearing T-shirts or carrying posters of the political party would be stopped from entering the city.City police chief Datuk Muhammad Sabtu Osman told media yesterday that the roadblocks would continue until further notice.

(Update)13th July 11pm

Court Order Served

The court order have been served on Dato Seri Anwar at his home barring him and his supporters from within 5 km of the Parliament.

(Update)14thJuly 10.45am

Massive Traffic Jams in Kuala Lumpur due to the Police Roadblock to prevent any Demonstration and Rally as the public awaits the outcome of the "No Confidence Motion" from the Parliament House expected to be tabled at about 12pm.

Jul 8, 2008

Of Blogs, Blogging, Bloggers, Bloggees, Blookers and Such (Updated with Blogger's Code of Conduct)

Internet blog or weblog gain popularity in the early 2000 and was than mostly of private logs or journals and diaries and had eventually taken on and covers over many topics of general and social interest today.

The interactive element with the ability for readers to add commentary to the subject topics has generated wide attention especially so of political blogs and in less democratic nations (like here although now beginning to slowly open up a bit) where the authoritarian regimes had control over all spectrum of the media.

Political Blogs have sprung out in dissent against state controlled media and provided an explosion of journalistic information and opinions coupled with the participatory contributions from it’s’ readers. Blogs unlike print and broadcast media are much more difficult to control and provides a platform for civil societies to reach out.

Blogs unlike print media also had the internet speed of information or news dissemination and without censorship and is up in an instance into Blogosphere. Blogosphere is the virtual community through the internet of an intertwined network of bloggers and is now a proven formidable political force. (don’t prlay prlay). The interactive elements of blogging have created a social networking of intimacy, of camaraderie. With more and more experts blogging and social organizations, institutions and political bodies using it to gauge opinions and research approaches and acceptance, blogging is now mainstream and must be of impending acceptance from governments and corporate bodies.

The owner and or authors of the blogs site are the bloggers and certain blogs site with wide appeal due to their popularity will have fans and supporters as well as detractors. Blogosphere comprises a blend of differing contributors with differing responses and there are the avid readers the “bloggees” who are passionate of their favorite sites and are great participants in their comments, opinions and ideas towards the subject matter and will march at the call in an exuberance show of their support (wonder whether my bloggee old friend will feel slighted at this remark but anyhow some good malt will easily appease haha) and there are the detractors that grew out of a love and hate relationship and are the “splogger” who is angry with the blogger and will spam their site with uncivil comments and messages and continuously stalk the site (could be some jilted lover ) with their hate messages.

Trolls (Internet Trolls) are the ones you have to watch out for and as the saying goes “Do Not Feed The Trolls” feed them at your peril as these are twisted and some are professionals from your oppositions (especially on political blogs) and are out to lure and incite emotional outburst or incite hatred and anger and especially so on the subject of politics, race and religion and I have seen quite a few on some sites recently. They are flamers and delights in inspiring discord and result in a flaming war. Trolls comes in various degrees some are just by characteristics and their nature is in cooking up some excitement and this type are generally not so damaging but they still could accidentally hit a bomb and some have been stalking the same site looking for excitement. But recently I suspected a few pro going around trying to discredit the sites or the blogging community. Beware!

(To Be Continued…….)

Part 2 (Continuation)(Updated 9th July 2008)

In one of zorro's posting i came across a blogee's comment that he said "I am compiling all the blogs/letters/etc in the web to make a book for my next generation to know the wrong doings of UMNO. And let them decide who to vote for after i die. All will be kept in a softcopy. My name is Aziz Dahalan." And i agree with zorro that it is a great idea and that the compilation will be called a "Blook" which is a book written from blogs. A popular American blogger by the name of Tucker Max who publish his blook titled "I Hope They Served Better Beer In Hell" made the New York Times best seller list for 3 years in a row from 2006 to 2008. In the year 2005 a prize for the best blog based book was initiated called the "Lulu Blooker Prize".

There are many personalities that contribute to the force of the blogs and not forgetting the shy readers that just go through all his favourite blogs everyday for the latest in news and information but he does not participate in the commentaries and these are the "blooker" but their contribution to the hits of the blog site is significant that gives the site it's muscle.

Let's now look at the pitfalls and risk of blogging; In January 2007, two prominent Malaysian political bloggers, Jeff Ooi and Ahiruddin Attan were sued by pro-government newspaper, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad, Kalimullah bin Masheerul Hassan, Hishamuddin bin Aun and Brenden John a/l John Pereira over an alleged defamation. The plaintiff was supported by the Malaysian government. Following the suit, the Malaysian government proposed to "register" all bloggers in Malaysia in order to better control parties against their interest. This is the first such legal case against bloggers in the country. The case is still pending in court.

Blogging has brought about a range of legal liabilities and defamation suits before the courts with mixed verdicts. In the USA blogger Aaron Wall was sued by Traffic Power (an internet search engine company) for defamation, the case was closely watched by the blogging community because it addressed the question of liability for comments posted on the blogs and the case was dismissed by the court for lack of personal jurisdiction.

There are political risks in authoritarian regimes who constantly seek to suppress and intimidate the political bloggers. In Singapore, two ethnic Chinese were imprisoned under the country’s anti-sedition law for posting anti-Muslim remarks in their blogs.

However, albeit the risk and pitfalls, blogging promotes civility and social interaction and creativity in the approach towards the subject in question and its growth and credibility in the fast paced world of internet technology is inevitable.

I find blogging to be quite a learning and therapeutic experience and there is a certain amount of gratification in being able to expound on a topic and to share experiences and in interacting on current events affecting the nation and people whereby a sense of being able to contribute towards the building of a civil society is attained. And most of all, I had the opportunity to share the camaraderie of the local blogging community and where malt fishing down at the wharf becomes an immeasurable pleasure of intellectual intercourse.(haha).

Finally, I would like to state the proposed “Blogger’s Code of Conduct” from Tim O’Riley as follows:

We celebrate the blogosphere because it embraces frank and open conversation. But frankness does not have to mean lack of civility. We present this Blogger Code of Conduct in hopes that it helps create a culture that encourages both personal expression and constructive conversation.
1. We take responsibility for our own words and for the comments we allow on our blog.

We are committed to the "Civility Enforced" standard: we will not post unacceptable content, and we'll delete comments that contain it.

We define unacceptable content as anything included or linked to that:
- is being used to abuse, harass, stalk, or threaten others
- is libelous, knowingly false, ad-hominem, or misrepresents another person,
- infringes upon a copyright or trademark
- violates an obligation of confidentiality
- violates the privacy of others

We define and determine what is "unacceptable content" on a case-by-case basis, and our definitions are not limited to this list. If we delete a comment or link, we will say so and explain why. [We reserve the right to change these standards at any time with no notice.]

2. We won't say anything online that we wouldn't say in person.

3. We connect privately before we respond publicly.

When we encounter conflicts and misrepresentation in the blogosphere, we make every effort to talk privately and directly to the person(s) involved--or find an intermediary who can do so--before we publish any posts or comments about the issue.

4. When we believe someone is unfairly attacking another, we take action.

When someone who is publishing comments or blog postings that are offensive, we'll tell them so (privately, if possible--see above) and ask them to publicly make amends.
If those published comments could be construed as a threat, and the perpetrator doesn't withdraw them and apologize, we will cooperate with law enforcement to protect the target of the threat.

5. We do not allow anonymous comments.

We require commenters to supply a valid email address before they can post, though we allow commenters to identify themselves with an alias, rather than their real name.

6. We ignore the trolls.

We prefer not to respond to nasty comments about us or our blog, as long as they don't veer into abuse or libel. We believe that feeding the trolls only encourages them--"Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it." Ignoring public attacks is often the best way to contain them.

We also decided we needed an "anything goes" badge for sites that want to warn possible commenters that they are entering a free-for-all zone. The text to accompany that badge might go something like this:

This is an open, uncensored forum. We are not responsible for the comments of any poster, and when discussions get heated, crude language, insults and other "off color" comments may be encountered. Participate in this site at your own risk.

Jul 6, 2008

Protes Rally and Bernama's Reporting

Was shocked to read this report by the National News Agency Bernama on the Protes Rally at Kelana Jaya titled "Thousands Attend Rally Protesting Fuel Price Hike. The title is perfectly normal but the introduction started off by saying that the event was organised by Opposition parties and Extremist Organization.

And another statement follows here; "The presence of the police and other authorities around the stadium helped to ensure that the rally participants, some of whom were seen to be aggressive, did not resort to any mischief."

This is by far the most peaceful Rally ever and had a fun and carnival like atmosphere with live band and performances and we had not seen a single policeman or soldier in and around the stadium and people of the neighbourhood were coming to the rally with their families.

This is mischevious reporting from Bernama for the full report go here; http://web7.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news.php?id=344298


When we were there in the morning about 11am there were about 10000 people in the stadium and when we left after the Lion Dance performance at about 4 pm the crowd had swell to about 15000.

The protest continued into the night and when Anwar Ibrahim, Lim Kit Siang and company was there we were informed that the crowd was about 30000 people.

Some photos from TVSmith;