RAJA PETRA KAMARUDIN GREATEST CONMAN NO ONE KNOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF ONE VOTE


YOU CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME

To his credit RPK is a phenomenon like no other. Malaysia’s ‘chardonay lefties’ and its highly mobile and affluent street culture are now confronted by the reality that their treacherous hero and  God has feet of clay.
Raja had informed himself of the gullibility of the masses. There are too many examples and temptations out there for someone in his position of internet trawler and gossip blogger to have ignored. There was Jim and Tammy Baker, Jim Jones,  Beni Hinn, and of course the unseen forces that dominate the internet gossip culture, snaring by the millions the unwary with their scams and circulars of populist theories and about the sky falling. It is an ideal market for those who are prepared to accept these theories and the grand assertions of other without question and without first checking the facts.
Those who against all logic and common sense attend the Billy Graham type crusades even to the point of mass suicides as occurred in Jonestown Guyana in 1977 led by the preacher Reverend Jim Jones are the low hanging fruit that people like the Raja and their coalition of opposition to government pick first. It is almost effortless.
Take the falsehood of the infamous Tommy Hilfiger scam in emails. It was a scam of Himalayan proportions that drew in millions from a wide range of the cross section of society. Doctors, judges, lawyers, academics and that core of the Malaysian middle classes RPK’s constituency many of whom continue still believe in that outrageous lie that Tommy Hilfiger a world renowned designer would have gone on to the Oprah Winfrey show to declare how he hates Blacks, Hispanics and Asians. An that scam email continues to do the rounds absorbing in its wake those who are willing to believe that lie.
These scams apply so effectively the same psychology which for decades have been used by multi level marketers to sell common household products to consumers by convincing them that by buying it, they like that bar of soap become part of a proven formula for personal success reflected in the glossy brochures (usually fictitious figures) they supply with it. That secret formula they claim is capable of elevating them to a status of superstardom way above that of the unenlightened, the common man. And there are those who will continue to believe it because they want to.
There are rituals they create and embrace to reinforce  the mantra of their logic. It reinforces the belief of their exclusivity and self conscious elitism. They trim their circles to exclude anyone who harbours doubt or has the temerity to question their logic. The enlightened amongst them are gradually reduced to being prisoners of their own ignorance, a captive market for someone elses designs and greater objectives.
The latest in this series of circular scams is that anti Islamic comment ascribed to Julia Gillard Prime Minister of Australia and another to a pilot in Australia’s international flag carrier  airline QANTAS doing the rounds of the internet.
The scam continues to do the rounds like a virus unabated as it is likely to continue well into the future with such a large pool of fools out there in cyberspace willing and waiting to be exploited.
Perhaps Tun Dr. Mahathir did have one flaw. He failed to tell Malaysians that securing a university degree does not necessarily mean gaining an education. The latter requires far more common sense than a parchment to achieve.
RPK loved to up the ante at every given opportunity in his blog. He would even if it meant stretching credibility, spreading and embellishing his outright lies, third hand hearsay or plain gossip to shock and to outrage a society largely conservative and politically immature in its makeup.
RPK was never alone. He could not have possibly operated alone or in a vacuum. He had allies many of whom are currently running for cover in the wake of his recanting of the Najib/ Rosmah allegations on TV 3.
Anwar Ibrahim is a natural scapegoat and convenient hook to hang any miserable flaw onto. To his credit he designed that hook himself.
SOME  TELL TALE SIGNS
RPK’s web site moderators have cleverly engaged in the practice of repetitive logging onto his site in a practice known as indexing using ‘spiders’ or ‘search engine noise’ to create the illusion of mass appeal.
Log of the ‘hits’ on RPK’s Malaysia Today web site tend to debunk the myth of an exaggerated readership and following RPK’s site claims credit for. The audit logs show repeated hits from ‘lists’ from public computers all contributing to the larger than usual number of real ‘hits’ from page reviews.
Well they do that at the US presidential elections as well so perhaps no great harm done. No harm done except till you get to the bottom of this political and social vandal’s objects of personal advancement in politics, his craving for personal attention and his mercenary approach to achieving his personal ambition by attacking and vilifying those who cannot often respond to his every vilification.
He uses the internet to abuse and his blog as a form of leverage against those he identifies as legitimate targets including the Prime Minister Tun Razak who he now admits could not have possibly been involved in an event he so passionately pursued an allegation against even to the point of lying under oath in his Statutory Declaration.
A SUMMARY OF RPK THE PHENOMENON
RPK’s statutory Declaration not quite unlike Balasubramaniam’s is the work of a Malaysian lawyer. It bears all the hallmarks of their inadequacy and incompetence considering the value placed on his obscure hearsay statements deliberately leading people to draw unfavourable conclusions about Rosmah and Tun  Razak Najib. It was designed for that purpose. He admits to it now but not for the same reasons he ought to.
An abject unmitigated liar now proved to be,  many in the mainstream were afraid to lock horns with for his demonstrated capacity and propensity to manufacture events, evidence and to gather lynch mobs  in support of his ‘causes’.
The man draws from that wellspring of Malaysia’s middle class of novou riche, that layer of the social space “the great intellectual vacuum”, much like that large hole in the ozone layer, that drive RPK’s ego. To this extent he deserves credit. A Billy Graham, a political evangelist, the new Ram Bam, Rasputin or simply a manifestation of Malaysia’s political ‘freedoms’ gone mad.
RPK’s constituency consists of that section of Malaysia’s middle class fed on a regular diet of CNN, CNBC and the fake American accents of Asian presenters on on their screens,  local copycat presenters of ‘newsmen and women’ thrusting hand held recorders into the faces of parading lawyers and other actors in a pantomime of deceit, conceit and empty rhetoric. How clichéd. How ‘B’ grade American TV can it get? But that’s RPK and his audience.
Throw into the equation you have the Nutgraph, Malaysia Kini and other cohorts of this fourth estate so desperate for a villainous hero, a Robin Hood, a Paul Revere or Ned Kelly and you get the picture.
It was all about manufacturing consent as professor Naom Chomsky who coined that phrase would say. And RPK was never alone. He could not have survived the burden of the logistics of Malaysia today, prepared speeches, protection, money and access to media, travel and foreign travel at leisure without a well funded team of not supporters but anarchists and political transvestites.
 WHAT DID RPK SAY THEN AND WHAT SAYS HE NOW?
There have been credible revelations about the deals RPK courted with government published last year in this very blog. Deals which he RPK believed would catapult him instantly into the inner sanctum of power circles of Malaysia’s elite, a dream he had craved and coveted fulfilment of faster than the speed of light.
“Raja Petra Kamaruddin is believed to have confided in some of his closest of associates that he never really had any of the evidence he claimed he had against the wife of current Malaysian Prime Minister implicating her in the death of Altantuya Sharibu.
The fabrication, the concoction of ‘military intelligence‘ as his wellspring of information. Intelligence operatives confiding in him sensitive facts relating to the murder of Altantuya Sharibu was perhaps his biggest lie, and an empty boast that brought Raja Petra Kamaruddin undone in his own mind compelling him to do a runner.
It is an absurd proposition that military intelligence would indulge Raja Petra Kamaruddin in his flights of fancy over the Altantuya affair. It is even less credible that he was in possession of classified information relating to the death of the Mongolian woman. If he did have such information, reliable and of probative value, there would have been no need for him to run.
Raja Petra Kamaruddin’s constant outbursts on his website was more a reflection of contemporary Malaysian society’s hunger for news and sensationalism, a general embarrassment and anything but a creditable source of news or a show piece of journalism. An extension of the Susan Loone/ Zorro Unmasked  mentality. Loose, irresponsible and appealing to the lowest common denominator and incapable of telling fact from fiction”.  (Gopal Raj Kumar on “Where is Raja Petra Kamaruddin- A sweetheart deal to return November 2009?”
“Who, then, is greedy? — The one who does not remain content with self sufficiency. Who is the one who deprives others? The one who hoards what belongs to everyone. Are you not greedy? Are you not one who deprives others? You have received these things for stewardship, and have turned them into your own property! Is not the one who tears off what another is wearing called a clothes-robber? But the one who does not clothe the naked, when he was able to do so — what other name does he deserve? The bread that you hold on to belongs to the hungry; the cloak you keep locked in your storeroom belongs to the naked; the shoe that is moldering in your possession belongs to the person with no shoes; the silver that you have buried belongs to the person in need. You do an injury to as many people as you might have helped with all these things!”
Syed Husin knew of this “guy” candidate quite well, so he told off the backers that they should have done a thorough background check and would have found that their nominee was a regular pub-goer who often ended up drunk.
By StraightTalking

RAVEENDRAN SHANMUGAM

“WHO, THEN, IS GREEDY? — THE ONE WHO DOES NOT REMAIN CONTENT WITH SELF SUFFICIENCY. WHO IS THE ONE WHO DEPRIVES OTHERS LIKE IN PKR TO DESTROY PKR AT ANY COST  INSTIGATE PEOPLE TO GO ?

I have begin to lose respect for your hula hoop agenda. As someone whom I appreciated and acknowledged for what you stood for, it seems very obvious eventually it is only what serves your own purpose. I can be a nobody but when agendas are twisted and foregone to maintain your popularity with your toothless commentors, you have lost my respect.
Nothing personal, but I realize you can never be the savior as everything in your platform is your personal agenda as oppose to what humanity seeks irrespective who or what for what the truth it is.
Whether you take offence in my comment to you is immaterial as I speak the truth for what it is. With truth, even you cannot fear for your artificial commenters.

BREAKING HEADLINE NEWS ONLINE: NOVEMBER 2010

27 Nov 2010  The London Street Medicine Seller Raja Petra Kamarudin’s end …. road side medicine peddlerin London has no brain to engage intellectually 

“…IF MCLM REALLY WANTS TO REPRESENT THE ‘CIVIL LIBERTIES’ MOVEMENTS, WHERE ARE THE ‘UNIONS’? WHERE ARE THE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS? WHERE ARE THE NGOS? I DON’T SEE THEM JOINING THE MCLM IN DROVES. IF MCLM CANNOT ACCEPT GENUINE AND PURE CRITICISM, IS IT NOT GOING TO BE SIMILAR TO ‘SUHAKAM’, SAYING THE RIGHT THINGS BUT DOING THE WRONG THINGS? BERSIH WAS A BETTER MOVEMENT BY THE WAY! WHY NOT BERSIH CONSTITUTING A MASSIVE GROUP UNDER PAKATAN AND MCLM OFFERING ITS ‘MEMBERS’ AS CANDIDATES ONLY? THE FACT THAT THE MCLM REFUSES THE ‘ORDERS’ FROM PKR, PAS AND DAP AND THE FACT THAT THEY FEAR THE LEADERSHIP OF THESE PARTIES, SHOWS THAT THERE IS A DEEP DIVISION AMONG THE OPPOSITION SUPPORT PANELS AND THIS WILL DEFINITELY BE CANNON FODDER FOR THE BN TO TARGET IN THE NEXT GE. ONE LAST POINT: THE MCLM IS BEING CREATED NOT AT THE ‘DEMAND’ OF THE PEOPLE BUT BY THE THINKING OF A GROUP OF GOOD INTENTIONED CITIZENS BUT LET ME TELL YOU, NOT ALL GOOD INTENTS END UP IN GOOD THINGS!”
I AM NOT

MCLM
IS THE
THIRD FORCE?
IT IS

Syed Husin knew of this “guy” candidate quite well, so he told off the backers that they should have done a thorough background check and would have found that their nominee was a regular pub-goer who often ended up drunk.

By StraightTalking


the Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM) as a third force in Malaysian politics.
If politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the soul of democracy. In the deal he proposed to extend the Bush-era tax cuts (now signed into law), President Obama reminded his critics on both sides of the aisle that the refusal to compromise can make everyone worse off. It privileges the status quo — in this case an earlier status quo that virtually no one wanted.

I don’t think I speak for myself when I say you are way off this time, RPK.
Voters will still come out and make their votes count, even if their prefered choice is not to their liking.
They’ve come to realise that abstaining from voting is what caused our nation to be in this present state.However good the MLCM-selected candidates may be, if they stand and get elected under the PKR, PAS or DAP ticket, and then start behaving as independents and like independents, what I can see is likely chaos.

If such self-righteous people are serious about national service, they have to join and hopefully get selected as PR party candidates, and be subjected to PR party discipline.

To me the notion of being strictly ‘wakil rakyat’ with responsibilities to the voters and with no responsibilities towards the party is pure nonsense. Imagine 50-100 thousand voters with thousands of different demands and agenda! Which ones to please?

On the matter of Ibrahim Ali who was picked to stand on a PAS ticket in 2008 because he was close to the PAS spiritual leader, my opinion is that it’s time for the spiritual leader to retire. He appears to have a weakness for people like Ibrahim Ali who knows how to tickle his balls. In 2008 it was Ibrahim Ali. Who knows who will be the next ball tickler at the next GE. Anwar appears to have similar weakness for people who knows how to adulate him.

No one knows the importance of one vote than Rajasthan Congress president C P Joshi who lost the election in Nathdwara constituency by a single vote, defeated by BJP rival Kalyan Singh Chouhan. C P Joshi not only missed the chance to become an MLA but also lost his chance to become chief minister as he was the main contender for the post.

In India, voting percentage has been on decline and this has worried politicians and intellectuals alike. Rural India has larger share in total percentage of votes. Educated, urban middle class only likes to give opinions about sad state of country, corruption and immoral politics. But when it comes to act even in form of voting, they fail miserably. Worst terrorist attack, water logging and numerous other problems failed to move residents of Mumbai. Mumbai recorded only 45.98% in 2009 assembly election despite the fact that film stars and celebrities campaigned hard to promote voting and came out to vote in large numbers. Colaba area that witnessed terror at Taj Mahal Hotel, Nariman House and Cafe Leopold during the 26/11 attacks recorded dismal 36 percent voting. Nearly 11 months after the attack in and around Nariman House, the turnout was dismal.

Muslim backwardness is now well known and documented fact. In spite of all the problems and issues Muslim participation in election is always below the average. Low turnout of Muslim voters is one of the reasons for drop in Muslim representation in Lok Sabha and in assemblies. The last general election saw Muslim representation dropping from 37 to 30, whereas there are around 80 constituencies with sizeable Muslim population.

More or less similar situation is present in state assemblies. Bihar, which is going to poll in few days time, has only 15 Muslim MLAs. Out total 243 seats, 54 seats have sizeable Muslim population. Thirty seats of them have Muslim population between 20 to 30 percent and remaining seats have more than 30 percent.

The seats with 20-30 percent Muslim population have 16 BJP MLAs in the outgoing Assembly and in the 30 to 40 percent range, BJP has managed to win 5 seats. In seats having 40 percent and above Muslim population BJP has 2 MLAs. Araria with 59 percent Muslim population is represented by Pradeep Kumar Singh of BJP and Kasba seat with 45 percent Muslim population is represented by Pradip Kumar Das of BJP. Muslim apathy toward BJP is well know but still BJP comfortably winning Muslim dominated seats is something to ponder on.

BJP candidates defeated Afaque Alam of RJD in Kasba and Moidure Rahman of Congress in Araria by 6009 and 3151 votes respectively in the October 2005 Assembly poll.

BJP win from Muslim dominated seats is often attributed to the fact that many Muslim candidates jump in fray and this leads to division of votes. Parties will give tickets to Muslims in these seats either to attract Muslim votes or to spoil chances of other Muslim candidates. It will be Muslims duty to understand the motive of parties and choose the right candidate. Muslims are themselves to blame if BJP is able to snatch these seats from Muslims.

This time too, Shahnawaz Alam of LJP and Md. Afaque Alam of Congress are in fray from Kasba. In Araria, Zakir Hussain Khan of LJP and Moidure Rahman of Congress are in the fray. To take the advantage of division of votes, BJP has fielded Narayan Jha from Araria and sitting MLA Pradip Das from Kasba.

Effect of division of votes can be minimised by voting sensibly and heavily. It should be every Muslim priority to increase Muslim representation. Muslim representation has reached alarming level. Common man’s anger against elected representative is justified due to fact that majority of them just disappear after winning and lack of constructive work in their area. It is possible that Muslim MLAs will not do much for community after getting elected but their mere presence does make difference at local level administration.

Muslims should vote in large number not only to increase representation but also to keep the importance of their vote intact. BJP star campaigner Narendra Modi was refused entry in Bihar by Nitish Kumar as this could have polarised Muslim votes. Another star campaigner and hero of Ram Mandir movement L K Advani is not campaigning in the first phase where majority of seats are having large Muslim population. During campaigning leaders like Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav, Lalu Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan are accompanied by person sporting beard and skull cap like Abu Talib Rahmani and Ghulam Rasool Baliavi, just to show their pro Muslim image. It is different matter that many Muslims will not consider them as their leader. In this battle for survival, RJD-LJP alliance has realized the importance of Muslim votes and offered Deputy Chief Ministership and 15 percent reservation to Muslims. Even BJP has joined this race for Muslim votes when its state president C P Thakur appealed to Muslims.

It is unfortunate that everyone except Muslims realizes the importance of votes. In democracy, number only matters and counts. If Muslims, even with number on their side, are failing then they are themselves to be blamed. Right to complain comes with right to vote. One act of voting has affect on everyone’s life for next five years. It is too important to miss. Every vote counts and if you do not believe it, ask Mr. C P Joshi.

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