Sunday, August 31, 2008

We're Better Than Most Countries In The World...

..coz we haven't killed* any website owners. Yet.
Ingushetia map

The owner of an internet site critical of the Russian authorities in the volatile region of Ingushetia has been shot dead after police detained him.

Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the Ingushetiya.ru site, was a vocal critic of the region's Kremlin-backed administration.

The Russian prosecutor's office said an investigation into the death had been launched, Interfax reported.

A post on Yevloyev's site said he was detained at Ingushetia's airport.

The website owner was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

Reports quoting local police said Yevloyev tried to seize a policeman's gun when he was being led to a vehicle. A shot was fired and Yevloyev was injured in the head.

Human rights concerns

The predominantly Muslim province borders Chechnya and has suffered from overflowing unrest.

There is a low-level insurgency, with regular small-scale ambushes against police and soldiers.

In June 2008, the Human Rights Watch group accused Russian security forces there of carrying out widespread human rights abuses.

HRW said it had documented dozens of arbitrary detentions, disappearances, acts of torture and extra-judicial executions.



That's probably what Botak Kodomo Lion would say.

*C4, maybe?

Oh, hope it's not too late to say Happy National Day!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Sabah MPs Give Shafie Apdal's 'Aku Janji Takkan Belot Bedol' A Middle Finger

BN making themselves more shameful as ever.

Friday August 29, 2008 MYT 1:06:29 PM

Sabah MPs reject loyalty pledge
By RUBEN SARIO

KOTA KINABALU: Many of the 24 Sabah Barisan Nasional MPs are rejecting a move to get them to sign a loyalty pledge to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

State Barisan Backbenchers Club chairman Datuk Anifah Aman said the move proposed by Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Shafie Apdal was an insult to the Sabah MPs. He added that the pledge should instead be signed by all Barisan MPs nationwide.

He said various Sabah MPs including himself had repeatedly voiced their loyalty to the Barisan leadership and pledged that they had no intention of crossing over to join the opposition.

“We did this during the Permatang Pauh campaign, on television and again in Kota Kinabalu. Is the frequency of denial equivalent to our loyalty?” said Anifah, the Kimanis MP and Kimanis Umno chief.

He said many Sabah Barisan backbenchers had called him asking about the pledge and some had said they felt that they were being treated like “cattle.”

Anifah questioned Shafie's real intentions for proposing the loyalty pledge and wondered whether it was aimed at scoring “political points” in his bid for the Umno vice-president's post in the party polls.

On Thursday, Shafie had said that Sabah and Sarawak MPs would be submitting a pledge declaring their loyalty to the Prime Minister by Friday or Saturday. He had said the MPs from both states would never quit the coalition despite the various rumours about them.

Kalabakan MP Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh said the loyalty pledge seemed to infer that Sabah MPs could not be trusted.

Saying he would not be signing any such pledge, Ghapur, the Kalabakan Umno chief, said the Sabah MPs had been vocal about issues affecting the state as they felt that these problems had to be resolved.

“But this should never be misconstrued as us being disloyal to the leadership,” he added.

Karambunai MP Datuk Eric Majimbun, the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) deputy president, said neither he nor fellow SAPP MP Datuk Dr Chua Soon Bui of Tawau would be signing such a pledge.

“What is the point of such a pledge? This so-called pledge doesn't make sense,” he said.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Yellow Power: Even Thai Softens Approach; Will The Blue Nazis Ever Learn From Their Northern Neighbour?

Not to be confused with the Bersih Rally of Malaysia.

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Do I sense something familiar here?

Who are the protesters?

The people demonstrating in Bangkok are members of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) - a loose grouping of royalists, businessmen and the urban middle class.

Why is Mr Thaksin still important?
The PAD say that Mr Samak is a puppet and Mr Thaksin is pulling his strings. (Here, we have SIL who rule by proxy and pulling his strings)

Why do the PAD hate Mr Thaksin?

Thai prime ministers never used to last very long or have that much power. But then Mr Thaksin came along and began changing the face of politics.

His populist policies attracted enormous support from rural areas. He was the first prime minister to serve a full term in office and his lawmakers dominated parliament.


Kap kun khap!

Anwar Ibrahim Finally Swears...

UPDATED WITH PHOTOS: All photos are from Bernama.











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...for a good reason!

LATEST!
Anwar sworn in
By : EILEEN NG at the Dewan Rakyat

KUALA LUMPUR, THURS: After an absence of 10 years, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim finally returned to Parliament as an MP.

Wearing a black Baju Melayu, the PKR de facto leader lifted his right hand and was sworn in as the Pematang Pauh MP in the Chambers at 10am.

The seven-minute oath-taking ceremony, which took place immediately after morning prayers, and before Question Time, was witnessed by speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia, Anwar's family, ministers Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim and Datuk Mustapa Mohamed and other MPs from both sides of the divide.

"Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. I, Anwar Ibrahim, as an MP, do hereby swear with all honesty that I will fulfil my duties honestly and will defend and protect the Constitution," he said to thumps of support from the Opposition block.

After the ceremony, he went back to his allocated seat, located at front row of Block H, which directly faces the seat of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Pandikar Amin also announced Anwar's appointment as the Opposition leader.

"I am satisfied that the Opposition block unnanimously agreed to this and starting today, he is the Opposition leader," he said.

In congratulating Anwar, Pandikar Amin expressed hopes that the PKR leader would render his services effectively.

There was no live telecast for the swearing-in ceremony.

At the start of the Question Hour, Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun (BN-Sepanggar) congratulated Anwar for his appointment, before asking his allocated first question.

Nazri, in his personal capacity as the Padang Rengas MP, also congratulated Anwar.

Earlier, the former deputy prime minister arrived at the August House at 9.50am with his wife Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and family, who were clad in aquamarine baju kurung.

He was met by DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timur).

The photographers and cameramen who had been on standby at the Parliament lobby since 9am went into a frenzy, jostling to take his pictures.

Flanked by his bodyguards, Anwar and his family slowly made his way into the Chambers while the media continue to surround him.

In the Chambers, he chatted with PKR leaders, including Lim and his son Guan Eng (DAP-Bagan) and Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (PAS-Marang).

PKR retained the Permatang Pauh seat with 15,671 majority, after trashing BN's Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah and Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia's Hanafi Mamat.

Anwar polled 31,195 votes, while Arif got 15,524. Hanifi only manage to garner 92 votes, losing his deposit in the process.

The Permatang Pauh seat fell vacant after Anwar's wife, Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, vacated her seat on July 31.


Thursday August 28, 2008 MYT 10:25:30 AM
Anwar sworn in as MP

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as Permatang Pauh MP at 10.05am Thursday in a brief ceremony in Dewan Rakyat here.

Anwar, who turned up for the event in a simple black baju melayu, was accompanied by his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and their daughter Nurul Izzah.

The moment he entered the Dewan, he was instantly surrounded by other Pakatan Rakyat members, including Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang and PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

However, only three ministers were present in the House for the swearing-in.

The swearing-in took place in front of Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia.

After the swearing-in, Anwar took his place on the first seat on the Opposition block.

Sepanggar MP Datuk Eric Enchin Majimbun, who is from Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) took the opportunity to congratulate Anwar on his win as he stood up to field the first query in the question and answer session.

Minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz also congratulated Anwar on behalf of the Government when he stood up to reply the first question.


No live telecast? Three ministers only? What sore losers!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

PM Abdullah Says Anwar's Win Should Not Be Misinterpreted As Shift of Trend, BN Still Commands Strong Support

I'm speechless. Muka tembok like the new Great Firewall of Malaysia!

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Why am I still blogging about him?

Malaysia Today Website Confirmed Blocked! You Can Throw The MSC Bill of Guarantee Into The Wastebin Now!

As confirmed by Malaysiakini:



Now you know that MSC stands for Malaysia Superb Censorship.

Blocked? Try http://mt.harapanmalaysia.com/2008/

Mission futile? I bet there will be many many more mirror sites sprouting - sekarangmalaysia.com, malaysiahariini.net, msccansuckmearse.com, rajapetrarulez.com, najibfcukedaltantuya.sx and whatever fancy domain you wish.

"There has never been a freer media"? Go f*ck yourself.



Raising Hand, 10 Years Before and Later...

10 years ago, when he raised his hand...

[Source: YB Eli]

[Source]

He swore that it will never go down again 10 years later...



The guy at the bottom right looks eerily like Mahathir.





Pics from theSun.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

And All The National Shitty Times and Spin-Mullahs Couldn't Put Whitey Hairy Faux-PhD Back Together Again...







Swear Anus, Get Annus Horribilis Votes

This post is also alternatively titled:

"Give Scrap Metal, Get Scrap Votes"

or

"How To Blow RM 10,000 Second Fast in Permatang Pauh"


Let's wait for the final majority, shall we?

This post goes out specially to those spin doctors who will have a hard time (pun not intended) tonight.

Leaked Script Excerpt From ntv7/The Star's 'Reality' Drama, Frontpage

Kali: Hey, you got report the old man's story today har?
Wong: No. Kenapa, tak percaya kah? I tot we all agreed on that? 4th floor boys didn't tell you kah?
Kali: Eh, I surfed your website around 8 a.m. something, it was there wat!
Wong: Haiya, remove liao lor. You also never put, I go and put har? Takut lar!
Kali: Eh, got peeple managed to capture the story or not. Nanti you big trouble!
Wong: Haiya, you mean blogger pricks har. Nobody will read their blogs one har. They all 'gomen bashing' and 'unpatriotic' only.
Kali: Ok har, this story, you know, I know, enough lar...


Recycled and modified from here.

Context:



Spin-doctorism 'reality' show? Can't wait!

I wonder who will play the 'Double Latuk', the 'Jostling I-Must-Include-The-Adjective-Handsome-In-My-Op-Ed', the 'Hindu God', Muslim Priest, the 'cross-dressing 4th Floor boy', the 'Botak Kodomo Lion' and oh, of course, the 'annoying blogger'.

And I wonder whether the first episode will feature this frontpage:



ntv7 is part of Media Prima which is owned by UMNO. The Star is owned by MaChAi. Juita Viden is owned by Vincent Tan. But is the rakyat 'owned' by them?

Friday, August 22, 2008

De Fella Is Probing The Kicker

Sheih is under probe?

'Fly flag upside down' blogger under probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have begun investigations into a call by a blogger for Malaysians to fly the Jalur Gemilang upside down as a sign of "distress".

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said a police report had been lodged recently, prompting police to begin investigations under the Sedition Act.

However, he declined to reveal the name of the complainant.

"Our men from the Federal Commercial Crimes Investigation Department will be calling in the blogger soon to record his statement," said Ismail.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said those who fly the flag upside down would be insulting the Jalur Gemilang and action would be taken against them.

Police have traced the call to one particular blogger who asked Malaysians to fly the national flag upside down.

The blog gave techniques on how the flag should be flown and even had a picture of the flag being flown upside down together with a state flag.


Earlier story from AP:

Upside-down flags on Malaysia blogs irk government

Malaysia's prime minister told police to investigate an online campaign to display the national flag upside down, triggering a debate Thursday over whether it was an appropriate way to express displeasure with the government or an insult to the nation.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, whose administration has an uneasy relationship with a critical cyberspace community, accused the bloggers of "simply creating trouble" and indulging in "uncouth behavior."

"I hope the police will look into this matter and take the necessary action," Abdullah said Wednesday. "This is not merely mischievous but also a malicious act."

A police official said no instructions for a crackdown have been received, and it was not clear whether Abdullah was only issuing a veiled threat. The official cannot be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Prominent blogger Kickdefella, whose real name is Syed Azidi Syed Abdul Aziz, stirred controversy when he urged other Internet writers to display the flag upside down to show their displeasure with the country's political and economic problems.

Bloggers largely supported Syed Azidi's right to freedom of expression, but remained split over whether posting images of an upside-down flag was a wise move.

Some said they are uncomfortable with what might be perceived as disrespect toward the flag. Only a handful of bloggers have so far taken up Syed Azidi's proposal since early this month.

Authorities have arrested several bloggers over the past two years for alleged sedition and other offenses, sparking complaints that the government wants to deter online dissent.

Syed Azidi refused to end his campaign, saying he had no intention of insulting the flag but wanted to highlight the plight of Malaysians hit by problems such as unemployment.

"If Abdullah is saddened from seeing the (flag) turned upside-down in cyberspace, I feel a thousand times sadder for being responsible" for having to start such a campaign, Syed Azidi wrote late Wednesday.

Blogger Michelle Yoon said Syed Azidi's effort "may not be the most conventional of ways, but in a way, this action has started to create awareness amongst us."

Many of Malaysia's most popular blogs offer strongly anti-government commentaries and present a substitute for the mainstream media, which are controlled by ruling political parties or closely linked to them.

However, government officials have often accused bloggers of spreading false information and inciting hatred toward authorities.

What You Won't See (But Wish To See) On The Front Pages of MSM Today

UPDATED: How could I miss out theSien?



What about this one? ;-)



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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Kak Ros Has Companions In...

...shopping!

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Context.

Companions in what else, you'd think?

Jahatnya! They Were Not Courteous Enough To Give Their Seats To This 'Senior Citizen'

Coz this 'senior' might fall asleep!

[Source]

Context here.

Sekarang baru tahu kah?

OK lah. Give him some credit also. His second 'legacy', after that 'Can you speed it up'. Yup, I can't think of anything else during his close-to-5-years tenure.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Peek At Lim Guan Eng vs. Koh Tsu Koon Debate (2)











KTK: What's with the sexual innuendos? What's 'bahagian sulit'? Denied the accussation that the CM office was left blank during the handover. Tried to do a Clinton boo-hoo moment (to beg for sympathy?) but didn't manage to. Banked on the No-Further-Action by BPR on the two investigations on a particular officer involved in the 'land scam'.

LGE: Do I see a Kit clone? Yes, I do. Overselling the CAT overkills. And what's with the aping of BN slogans - Bersih, Cekap, Amanah & Cakap Mesti Serupa Bikin?

A Peek At Lim Guan Eng vs. Koh Tsu Koon Debate (1)











LGE: It's ENG-GAN, not ang-ahn!

KTK: And I swore I heard 'persetubuhan' (intercourse).

Indians Are Only Worth As Scrap Metal Collectors If They Vote for BN, Says Najib

I know this is kinda late to blog about, but still - classical idiocy.

[Source: Bernama]

Najib said the government had also agreed to approve scrap metal collector's licence for Indians in Permatang Pauh.


"Can I sell this as metal?"

Read also: Mkini's "Your Say: Are the Indians only good enough to collect scrap metal?"

You Can Download A Condom Ringtone On Your Phone Now!

Saw this on theSun pg. 14 today.



Beats Ng Yen Yen's sexducation at National Suicidal camps easily.

Visit their website: condomcondom.org

American 'Discovery' of Big Foot Is A Hoax After All

Remember this?

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Well, they supposedly 'caught' one in Yankland, but it turned out to be the work of attention whores and bored ex-policemen.

"Bigfoot's" finders released pictures at a press conference

The claimed recent discovery of Bigfoot in the US state of Georgia has turned out to be a giant hoax - it was a rubber gorilla suit in a block of ice.

Two men said last week they had found the 2.3m-tall (7ft 7in), 226kg (500lb) corpse of the legendary ape-like creature in a wood in June.

Two researchers bought the "carcass", encased in ice, for an undisclosed sum.

But as it thawed it turned out to be a rubber monkey outfit. Bigfoot has been the subject of decades of hoaxes.

Matt Whitton, a police officer, and Rick Dyer, a former prison officer, told a news conference in California last week that they had made the find while hiking.

'Dinosaurs'

A photograph on the men's website showed what appeared to be a large, hairy creature.

But Bigfoot experts reacted suspiciously to the men's claims and the story soon began to unravel.

BIGFOOT BASICS
First documented report was prints found by Canadian trader in 1811
Name dates from 1958 reports of giant footprints found in California
Ray Wallace, who died in 2002, claimed to have faked these
Most famous footage shot in 1967 and contested ever since

Steve Kulls - of squatchdetective.com - observed the thawing and said that as the ice melted, the exposed head was found to be "unusually hollow in one small section".

As the process continued the feet were exposed - and were found to be made of rubber.

The Associated Press news agency reported that telephone calls to Mr Whitton and Mr Dyer were not returned on Tuesday.

But the voicemail recording for their Bigfoot Tip Line - which proclaims they also search for leprechauns and the Loch Ness monster - had been updated. It announced the duo were also looking for "big cats and dinosaurs".