The spirit of this poem is dedicated to Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani for hisr sacrifice on the great achievement
as through great effort, skill, perseverance, and couraget the Member of Parliament forP119Titiwangsa, Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.”
The desire for martyrdom for the country is our hearts
It will test the strength of the enemy.
Why one does not to speak to others?
Whoever I see is silent.
O country, I submit myself to thee
Now even the stranger speaks of thy courage.
We will display courage at the right moment,
Can’t show what’s inside our hearts now.
Soon to gain heat is a matter of economic performance of the nation. We need the best political talent that can gather more of its type to take one giant leap forward in his tenure. A country that spontaneously became a leader in software, pharmaceuticals, and guiding talent in management, has only one direction and a minimum specified speed to move ahead. We are more attached to world economy, and issues of global peace than ever before. A prosperous economy, a diligent administration, a commitment towards every citizen, and the demons of corruption, regionalism and communalism shall vanish.
The governments and their heads, perhaps found the right shortcuts to lead such an electoral mindset. The executive head, for quite a while decided by progeny (it is a known phenomenon, for instance, the Kennedys), was a smart, and many a time the only alternative. The followers, so succumbed to their “idolism, merged with idle-ism” never allowed any other dissent or alternative talent to grow. Their own sources of lavish survival would abruptly come to an end, and any attributed all embracing mortal, would probably not mind a further extension. The politics in this country was never mature to select the best man for a job required for a particular time. Leadership was a pre-decided phenomenon
It only had to carry over the feel-good phenomenon. Government-sponsored publicity was to take over the rest. Refraining from being party- or person-specific, the popular slogan “Indira is India” is more an opportunity of rhyme. No denying that she was one of the greats, did not win her seat through lineage, but by a political divide she won. Still, sycophants got their chance to squeeze more benefits. Some started vehemently supporting her son, to please the mother. The result: an indelible blot of an “Emergency” on India’s democratic credentials.Here is a country where people manoeuvre the manoeuvrable to power. Soaked with godly adulation, soon addicted to it, accepting nothing but praise, they lose their authentic sight of the nation that got them the seat. Quite surely they begin to align with the self-serving goals of those who provide for the peacock throne. I am enamoured by this adjective.
History, though, records “Tudors”, “Kaisers”. I think “peacock” is closest in meaning to the designation that has more ingredients of power and pride than of any other human virtue.
My impressions may be false, but for 7 years this great democracy was kept under the impression, which it duly abided by, that a statesman-like PM,Najib, was projected as a standby PM by Mahathir, for a PM in waiting. Probably ushered by sycophants, this propaganda in some ways is going against this young candidate’s raw, natural, personally worked out philosophy.
The PM may have had his compulsions, having no political base, and yet to lead a party where he was unsure of the actual support within, he carried on his task. I will not doubt his selection for a suitable successor, for in a democracy you do not differentiate on caste or measly economic backgrounds, you also do not differentiate against those with silver spoons. A more apt remark, a bit more ambivalent and democratic-sounding, would have won his succeeding entrant, much more of public appeal. The real strategy for the Congress is to delink further propaganda from lineage. Let him be seen as his own man.
“Truly, God does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (13:11).
A former New Straits Times editor-in-chief has mocked Wanita Umno head Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s description of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak as a “political grandmaster”, saying the various mistakes he had made since taking over the helm reflects his poor moves and judgement.Kadir did not mince his words when questioning the prime minister’s right to such The question is not about an abstract fidelity to the truth but about whether the person in question has the ability to see two sides of an issue, and to take on board some inconvenient aspects of reality that need to be accounted for. To be so sure of one’s own position so as to make up facts that help tell a good story, is a troubling trait. In a speech, truth can be bent in any shape that is convenient, but real life is rarely so accommodating.
That most people seem to join politics for the lure of power and to somehow milk the nation subsequently. No argument. It is surprising that despite his 7-year tenure, Najib and his advisers did not find it prudent to arrange for That corruption in almost every walk of life is stifling us. No argument.
“A wrong message has gone among the people with the step that Najibl vs UMNO,countdown has begun. People do not like this.” accused Najibl of trying to shift responsibility his personal interest, . “There is no concept of governance. A rule-based country and the human rights of Malaysians have been violated. There is no respect for law of the land. If people violate a law, they must be punished,” Najib and his cabinet are an “embarrassment” and not “sober ” for governance.”Agitation is all about poetry, governance is all about prose. They have not made the transition from being agitationists to administrators. Every day, they are becoming an embarrassment,” Anwar said. We just have to wait till we kick out UMNO Najib’s Government ASAP then let the Japs know the score.. There are many secrets between the Japs and UMNOs especially the infrequent trips made by the shameless `. Have the NRs been erased from the GOM planes – it must be read as KM certainly never saw it as Mahathir in the former premiers times.
any bet its has something to do with Rosmah?Anyone who thinks the above mentioned points are not important, is clearly out of sync with the current mood of the country. As has been said repeatedly, it is the total failure of our rulers to handle any of the pressing issues afflicting the have-had-it-now common men of this nation, that they have started raising their voices. It is almost like a revolution. The revolution, fanned first by Berseh It gave hope to a population desperate to live with dignity. Live like a proud citizen of a proud nation, a ‘super-power’, that the decision was taken to hand over power.
Finally, as Najib tenure comes to endwill surely be thinking about his legacy. He betrayed this when he recently said that history will judge him differently. That may not be true.
We all know who is running literally, someone sure is the Kangkung and belaccan!Rosmah Mansor, said that she accepted all the gifts offered to her by foreign dignitaries because it would be rude not to accept them and what was a poor FLOM supposed to do?
“When people give you something, of course it’s not nice to reject it,” Rosmah wrote in a self-titled biography launched yesterday by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“And when I’m given the gifts, I wear them. Why would you want to just keep them in a safe when the items were given sincerely, are beautiful and can be used? It’s a waste if they’re just kept in a safety deposit box,” the wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak added
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should consider appointing his wife as de-factor Prime Minister as she seems to be adept at carrying out the duties of several ministers, said former New Straits Times group editor-in-chief Datuk A. Kadir Jasin as she seems to be adept at carrying out the duties of several ministers, said former New Straits Times group editor-in-chief Datuk A. Kadir Jasin
Kadir pointed out that it was fine if Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor’s man Affandi wanted to defend Najib and Rosmah as that was the duty of a delegate during the Umno general assembly.Personally, I feel this model has worked very well. Because,Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor feel there should be two power centres and think the PM and his wife must have the authority to function,” the UMNO general secretary said in a TV interview.”KU NAM probably means that Najib has the power and no authority andRosmah with Authority without power.One tends to agree with him excepting the last bit about Najib with- out Power.While reinforcing apprehensions in some party quarters that she continued to be a reluctant leader despite her elevation ”But if he did say that other men did not love their wives, then that is a terrible insult,”Kadir said based on the revelations by Najib, Putrajaya should re-evaluate the positions of several Cabinet ministers including Datuk Seri Anifah Aman (Foreign Affairs), Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed (International Trade and Industry), Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (Education) and Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim (Women, Family and Community Development).
“It is very apparent that none of these ministers are as effective as Rosmah in handling international crisis,” Kadir said in his blog posting today.
He suggested that these “non-performing” ministers be dropped, which would also see a reduction in the number of ministeries. This, he said, would also save Putrajaya a lot of money.
I wonder why becoming the PM at times seems to be the only job worth having in this country. Does it have that sort of power and opportunities to leave a footprint in history in the first instance? Does it give one the immunity that inconsistencies of being a mortal are glossed over? Finally, would you consider it as a characteristic of “we the people” to dream of the most composite dreamer to while us over the crevices of life? Do we equate the job as something close to a “Noah” that will sail away preserving the species to survive and proliferate at another time? Or is this pining because even while we had some greats, the greatness was not consistent or composite enough. A vast, multi-belief people somehow feel that their future will depend largely on the merit and performance of a single man.
Over the last 3 decades, the power people in Malaysia have emerged from mostly faceless people writing star out of people. Which in a way says it all – media stars were not faces, and as a result, they lacked the popular adulation It kind of evolved over time, especially with the proliferation of news channels, where newsreaders started getting delusions of grandeur, and soon felt that they were the news, and they made the news, of which they did a damn good job too, and so faces became more important than content. The new behind the scenes puppet masters, whose faces seldom if ever come up on the screen directly, were no longer the editors, it was the era of the perception managers – now vying for space and control with the lobbyists As things stand now,
Enough is clearly enough. The anger we saw spill out on the streets of Delhi was an organic act of intensely felt outrage. A spontaneous movement without any leaders or political affiliation, it is a sign that something has finally given way. The idea of living in constant fear, and having to make do with the platitudes of those in charge is no longer going to be met with stoic indifference.Can an election ever throw up the right candidate? Or to put it more moderately, is an election the mechanism best suited to throw up representatives that will strive to work for their constituents and attempt to better their life? Are there in-built into the electoral process, a set of imperatives that help pre-determine one kind of outcome, irrespective of the quality of the candidates?
The reaction of the state reveals the poverty of its perspective. To stop a largely non-violent protest several times and then to clamp down prohibitory orders to prevent the protests from taking place is an act of violent suppression, and comes from an ingrained instinct to convert the protest into the problem by the Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor .Emergency type controls or chaos pretty much spells out the extreme range of options, and the fear of blackmail by and on these faces looms large.Or does it? Party over at Federal Territories Ministry given that in any crisis, good, clear and honest communication has a far better chance of convincing people than taking Najib to the Road to Disaster The election of 2018 will be about the future of the stomach. Since we live in overriding virtually every other attribute, this week’s sordid scandalHere’s a song that spells it out. Do they have, that’s the word, respect?Increasingly, it would seem that what it takes to win an election is not only very different from what it takes to govern, but might well be at odds with the idea of providing governance. The privileging of representativeness in our democracy, with an emphasis on race and religion, has meant that electable candidates are chosen with a view to who has the biggest electoral draw in terms representing the interests of a community rather than select those that have a view on issues of policy or administration. At one level, democracy does not require its practitioners to come equipped with a track record, and representativeness is perhaps the most vital element in the idea of democracy, but over a period of time, what representativeness has come to mean identity rather than action; the leader resembles his or her constituents, speaks for them and on the occasion that he or she acts on their behalf, it is often through the same narrow lens of community. Under these circumstances, the election abets the process of weeding out
The fact is that as a general classification, we are more obsessed with “idealism”, “idolism”, based on an endemic turf of “idle-ism”. So we chose perhaps the most perfect Constitution, adore our great stalwarts as the “Mahatma”, “Lohia”, “Ambedkar”, interpreting them in our own self-serving ways, but truly depend on our belief in today’s reincarnation of some of these for our uplift. On a nascent turf of idle-ism, a psychologically dependant population looks as parties, single spearheading leaders as their essential and much needed “opium”. A utopian political order, headed by a make-belief superhuman remains the essential obsession of the masses. C’me on, can we just not realize that the “PM” is just a post? The nation as a whole has the power to make or break, that the real powers are vested in the common man, and like his conscience, he may not allow anyone to tamper with it.And to think that during his Kangkung speech, delivered to hordes who he had extolled not to come, Far from changing the political culture, this is a naked assertion of all that is wrong with the notion of power in UMNO. The idea that power provides a shortcut between intention and action, connecting the personal … Read more