Teresa Kok Surrogacy in politics Racialism is your baby You reap what you sow,

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he strength of nations has more nuances than the single dimension of geography. If the new aspirants to high office do not understand this, they will serve neither their personal nor their national interests.Politics is carbon-dated by events, not time. Partnerships need tensile strength to survive misunderstandings when suspicion warps a relationship into a tangential curve. Mercury rather than blood flows through the vein of public life; politics is very human and turbulent, and ego floats beyond the reach of rational discourse.The best politicians are very talented, but often that blessing is flecked with problems characteristic of a maverick. The big chiefs like talent in their subordinates, but squirm at its attendant frailties. Bright sparks tend to possess an implacable desire to place a mirror before stupidity. The reverse mirror, however, displays a more provocative facet. Jealousy and intrigue are companions of ambition; if the talented were not ambitious, they would not be in politics Any institution, whether party or government, demands the stability of an uncontroversial script, or the comfort of silence from geniuses who can never find an equitable balance between their self-estimation and the role they have been given in what is essentially a Teresa Kok  ‘s opera.  is a sharp and well-read politician, except when his tongue goes to his head. He has been a good environment minister, willing to stand his ground and even take a risk or two. But collective responsibility demands caution: you have to keep space between your blow-drier and your brain. Jairam Ramesh may even have been right on China, but he was wrong to say what was right.Actors slip easily into politics because they have MBAs in the management of adulation. They have studied the arts of froth and the science of glamour, most notably the cruel fact that it has an early sell-by date.

Maybe the DAP don’t understand. To Malays, insulting the Agong and Islam is more painful and degrading than a slap,” he said in one tweet.

“Since 2008, the DAP has relentlessly attacked the position of Malays and Islam. When there is a reaction from Malays, the DAP acts as if they are victims. Crazy!” he said in another tweet.

The Umno mouthpiece in its weekend edition, Mingguan Malaysia, demanded that police act against Kok quickly for the video.

“Awang Selamat’s remarks share a similarity with those who have accused me of insulting the country, race, religion or royalty or our security forces, that is, they make allegations without providing any evidence,” said Kok in defence over allegations in Mingguan Malaysia today.

The satire did not sit well with those within and close to Umno as the issue flared further with a demonstration on Thursday by the Council of Islamic NGOs, comprising groups tied to the ruling party.

DAP’s Seputeh MP Teresa Kok  has asked Umno leaders and Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia to stop with their barrage of criticisms against her.

MCA deputy president Datuk Wee Ka Siong has advised Member of Parliament for Seputeh Teresa Kok to apologise over the latter’s Chinese New Year (CNY) video clip for the good of Malaysians.

He said Kok should be more sensitive and mature in airing messages to the public as espoused in Chinese culture.

“If Muslims seek forgiveness during Aidilfitri, as Chinese, we should utter words that will bring good fortune to others. This is part of charity to others.

“We do not want people to regard Chinese culture as cursing and ridiculing others during the CNY festival. That’s not our culture which teaches us to do good things for the good of everyone and not hurting other people’s feelings,” he told reporters at the Sabah MCA’s CNY dinner in Kota Kinabalu last night.

Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, and Urban and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal were present

When such questions set out in search of answers, they can lose their way in the by lanes of paradox. The definitive replies will be available only in the next a elections  it will hurt DAP rather more because umno is counting on a mobilization of Chinese and Muslims. And the greater the fragmentation the better it will suit UMNO, whose core support remains consistent even if her supplementary vote is drifting..If dancing has been described as the vertical expression of a horizontal desire, then there is a similar divergence between position and intention in politics. Subtle histrionics mix basic instinct with populist promise; rhetoric carries the message. The voter plays along, suspending disbelief en route to a polling booth.

Slander attacks against UMNO typical of DAP  some irresponsible statements without any supporting evidence dragging UMNO along with that of Najib in an unnecessary controversy,  UMNO had rubbished the charge. Today, to further pursue the allegations which DAP has manufactured, the racialist UMNO IS convinced that DAP is a party of pathological liars. They create a falsehood and then convince themselves of its truth Johari adds the video was also ‘nauseating and disgusting’. DAP Teresa Kok says Melayu mati or “Malai si ya ! thousand times why IGP have not arrested DAP Teresa Kok.The pressing issue then is about how to start the process of building a sense of community while also reducing the dependence of people on politicians for solving their everyday needs like getting a passport, obtaining a license, paying bills and even getting admission into schools and universities. It is only by reducing this dependence that the likelihood of communities being manipulated by self-serving political and religious leaders will diminish. Obviously working out the modalities and details of how this will happen will take time but the first and most important step is an acknowledgment of the shortcomings and flaws within society. Sadly however, much like individuals, communities are quick to blame others and rarely have the maturity and will to reflect on their own weaknesses. We the people must look in the mirror and face the ugly realities of our societies and the ills we are perpetuating.This short, but powerful and evocative phrase adorns constitutions and is invoked regularly in order to give credence to that otherwise amorphous and hypnotising power that resides in the phrase- ‘the will of the people.’ We the people, however are not infallible. Indeed can we be absolved of our own  role in the indefensible eruptions of violence and of the shame that we bring upon ourselves?TDAP’s woes continue. The admonishments keep flowing in and suddenly it seems as if the same party that had fired so many imaginations can do nothing right. And while it does seem that the party has made some grave errors, some of the arguments being made against it are a little unfair, and care needs to be taken to separate the party’s mistakes from some legitimate if unusual choices that it has made.The experiment in creating a political paradigm is being conducted out in the open. Nobody knows if this will succeed; the odds are stacked against it, but to write off the entire experiment  because of a mistake or two would be doing everyone an injustice. No one knows the script in this case, and all criticism, including this one, DAP is in danger of using old frames to comprehend new phenomena. Perhaps the way to evaluate the efforts of the UMNO is by acknowledging the ambitiousness of the project that they have undertaken. What we are seeing unfold in front of our eyes is an attempt to build the foundations of democracy based on a notion of citizenry from ground upTitiwangsa MP Datuk Johari says  Slander attacks against UMNO typical of DAP  some irresponsible statements without any supporting evidence dragging UMNO along with that of Najib in an unnecessary controversy,  UMNO had rubbished the charge. Today, to further pursue the allegations which DAP has manufactured, the racialist UMNO IS convinced that DAP is a party of pathological liars. They create a falsehood and then convince themselves of its truth Johari adds the video was also ‘nauseating and disgusting’. DAP Teresa Kok says Melayu mati or “Malai si ya ! thousand times why IGP have not arrested DAP Teresa Kok.

 

Those who are still in a state of puzzled excitement over the denouement of the most exhilarating melange of soap opera and recial thriller to appear in the Imalaysia media, have clearly never read Agatha Christie’s classic ‘ Malay murder on the DAPt Express’.Or seen Albert Finney and Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot in the film and TV versions. Poirot’s priceless grey cells went into overdrive and overtime seeking the murderer, who had to be one of the dozen passengers on this fabled train. But those grey cells never failed: they hit upon the startling truth. Everyone was guilty.It is only by reducing this dependence that the likelihood of communities being manipulated by self-serving political and religious leaders will diminish. Obviously working out the modalities and details of how this will happen will take time but the first and most important step is an acknowledgment of the shortcomings and flaws within society. Sadly however, much like individuals, communities are quick to blame others and rarely have the maturity and will to reflect on their own weaknesses. We the people must look in the mirror and face the ugly realities of our societies and the ills we are perpetuating. latest stunt over the Teresa Kok Surrogacy video reaffirms her reputation as a serial blackmailer. The short history of her political outfit also stands testament to the fact that it thrives on coercing constitutional functionaries to gain political mileage. The danger of this approach to the very fabric that holds our democratic system together cannot be stressed enough. As Malay we must make it clear that we will not accept a political party like DAP that holds the entire country to ransom, and in the process makes a mockery of our Constitution.Our law defines coercion as the threat to commit an unlawful act with the intention of forcing another person to enter into an agreement. is an unlawful act under the penal code. Teresa Kok is a champion at road-rolling his point of view by threatening personal harm.  A more virulent example is outright criminal intimidation, which is the threat to either injure another person or bring harm to their reputation.  was shown threatening an officer of the K.L Police, only following procedure. In no other country in the world would it be forgivable for any person, commoner or politician, to threaten and insult an enforcer of the law who puts his life on the line, day   after day.DAP of reprimanding this minister The trouble with DAP is that while it is fired by a powerful idea, that of revitalising democracy by ‘cleaning up’ politics, it lacks the ideological filling that converts ideas into coherent and sustainable practice. The position it has taken against the political establishments wins for it many adherents, all of them extremely passionate but most equally vague about how to convert an inspiring idea into an on-going reality. ‘Cleaning up politics’ and ‘listening to the voice of the aam aadmi’  are not ideas but hand waves, expansive gestures rich with intent but lacking in substantive content. The people who come together under this banner have little in common by way of worldview, and in the absence of ideology, the ‘how to’ part of the equation creates big problems for this new outfit. It is relatively easier to learn the ropes of administration but ideology steeped in a larger worldview is not that easy to acquire through experience.

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Actress Lim Ching Miau, who starred as Rosmah (Mansor, the wife of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak). ’ in the  the controversial Chinese New Year video clip of Seputeh MP Teresa Kok’s video, has been ordered to make a statement to the police tomorrow.summoned under Section 111 of Criminal Procedure Code (as a witness), to give a statement to the police at 2pm tomorrow,” said Lim, 32, who starred as a feng shui expert in the “Onederful Malaysia CNY 2014 video.I’m often asked how I handle being confronted by verbal and emotional abuse. I am open to discussions, even heated ones, but I am completely put off when people turn to mud-slinging, profanity or cruelty. To reply in the same coin isn’t me, and to put up with it only gives them license to continue. I mostly handle bad behaviour with humour. If someone is using foul language,Cry as hard as you want to, but when you stop, make sure you never cry for the same reason again. If we don’t learn from our mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them. It’s all about falling into the same pattern again and again and again. It’s said madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. It’s just so hard to recognise our patterns, mostly because we do not wish to see them. Because acknowledging negative patterns means having to accept that we are flawed, our choices are flawed, and things need to change, and change, is never easy. But it is desirable, especially when you know that the biggest beneficiary is none other than you. We humans tend to either wallow in subservience or love the concept of ‘martyrdom’ and to feel that we are so noble that we have put others’ feelings and routines and needs ahead of our own.  Yes, go out and help others, take care of them, but not continually at the cost of yourself, your health or your dignity. That’s a negative pattern, and you need to break out of it, because you were born to live and laugh to your fullest potential, not just fuel and serve the potential of others.Passionate political discourse is certainly a sign of a healthy democracy. Political parties are expected to engage aggressively with their target audience, especially so when elections are close at hand. There is nothing unusual or incorrect about this. The mandate of a responsible Opposition is to highlight crucial issues that the Government is deliberately side-stepping. This is precisely why our parliamentary procedure is designed to facilitate discussion and debate – with the ultimate objective of formulating beneficial policies for all. In the words of the wise Judge Brandeis, “the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” This short, but powerful and evocative phrase adorns constitutions and is invoked regularly in order to give credence to that otherwise amorphous and hypnotising power that resides in the phrase- ‘the will of the Malays’ We the people, however are not infallible. Indeed can we be absolved of our own  role in the indefensible eruptions of violence and of the shame that we bring upon ourselves? Recently a storm broke out because once again a situation was created so that political mileage could be grabbed by trying to draw distinctions between the riots of 1969 and those of .Teresa Kok Surrogacy in politics Racialism  Never has it been conceded that both were reprehensible and wholly indefensible and the matter left at that. The strength of nations has more nuances than the single dimension of geography. If the new aspirants to high office do not understand this, they will serve neither their personal nor their national interests.Politics is carbon-dated by events, not time. Partnerships need tensile strength to survive misunderstandings when suspicion warps a relationship into a tangential curve. Mercury rather than blood flows through the vein of public life; politics is very human and turbulent, and ego floats beyond the reach of rational discourse.The best politicians are very talented, but often that blessing is flecked with problems characteristic of a maverick. The big chiefs like talent in their subordinates, but squirm at its attendant frailties. Bright sparks tend to possess an implacable desire to place a mirror before stupidity. The reverse mirror, however, displays a more provocative facet. Jealousy and intrigue are companions of ambition; if the talented were not ambitious, they would not be in politics Any institution, whether party or government, demands the stability of an uncontroversial script, or the comfort of silence from geniuses who can never find an equitable balance between their self-estimation and the role they have been given in what is essentially a Teresa Kok  ‘s opera.  is a sharp and well-read politician, except when his tongue goes to his head. He has been a good environment minister, willing to stand his ground and even take a risk or two. But collective responsibility demands caution: you have to keep space between your blow-drier and your brain. Jairam Ramesh may even have been right on China, but he was wrong to say what was right.Actors slip easily into politics because they have MBAs in the management of adulation. They have studied the arts of froth and the science of glamour, most notably the cruel fact that it has an early sell-by date. Maybe the DAP don’t understand. To Malays, insulting the Agong and Islam is more painful and degrading than a slap,” he said in one tweet. “Since 2008, the DAP has relentlessly attacked the position of Malays and Islam. When there is a reaction from Malays, the DAP acts as if they are victims. Crazy!” he said in another tweet. The Umno mouthpiece in its weekend edition, Mingguan Malaysia, demanded that police act against Kok quickly for the video. “Awang Selamat’s remarks share a similarity with those who have accused me of insulting the country, race, religion or royalty or our security forces, that is, they make allegations without providing any evidence,” said Kok in defence over allegations in Mingguan Malaysia today. The satire did not sit well with those within and close to Umno as the issue flared further with a demonstration on Thursday by the Council of Islamic NGOs, comprising groups tied to the ruling party. DAP’s Seputeh MP Teresa Kok  has asked Umno leaders and Umno-owned daily Utusan Malaysia to stop with their barrage of criticisms against her. MCA deputy president Datuk Wee Ka Siong has advised Member of Parliament for Seputeh Teresa Kok to apologise over the latter’s Chinese New Year (CNY) video clip for the good of Malaysians. He said Kok should be more sensitive and mature in airing messages to the public as espoused in Chinese culture. “If Muslims seek forgiveness during Aidilfitri, as Chinese, we should utter words that will bring good fortune to others. This is part of charity to others.

“We do not want people to regard Chinese culture as cursing and ridiculing others during the CNY festival. That’s not our culture which teaches us to do good things for the good of everyone and not hurting other people’s feelings,” he told reporters at the Sabah MCA’s CNY dinner in Kota Kinabalu last night. Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, and Urban and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal were present When such questions set out in search of answers, they can lose their way in the by lanes of paradox. The definitive replies will be available only in the next a elections  it will hurt DAP rather more because umno is counting on a mobilization of Chinese and Muslims. And the greater the fragmentation the better it will suit UMNO, whose core support remains consistent even if her supplementary vote is drifting..If dancing has been described as the vertical expression of a horizontal desire, then there is a similar divergence between position and intention in politics. Subtle histrionics mix basic instinct with populist promise; rhetoric carries the message. The voter plays along, suspending disbelief en route to a polling booth.A lot of work has been done on analysing various aspects of why riots take place with some people blaming politicians, others economic conditions, others government institutions and yet others religous organisations. While all these are indeed factors it is equally important to look at the social realities of people in riot affected places. Dutch scholar Ward Berenshot’s recent book Riot Politics offers an original and interesting analysis of the socio-political realities starting at the municipal level before and  after the Gujarat riots. His analytical and emprical study illustrates how the common  man becomes part of a inter-dependent set of relationships that links him to politicians as well as criminals and middle-men who are also often the instigators of communal violence.One example from Berenshot’s book that is particularly apt for analysing riots as well as perhaps understanding the rise of  DAP. The pressing issue then is about how to start the process of building a sense of community while also reducing the dependence of people on politicians for solving their everyday need.

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