Just returned yesterday from a poor Internet access area. That should explain for our long not up-dated blog.
There was an invitation for a 'tahlil' in Ayer Hangat, Langkawi for last Friday, LIMA was to begin today Tuesday and dissolution of Parliment is expected to be around the corner before LIMA ends Saturday.
Before getting stuck in the bunker with the general election campaign and the maddening crowd for LIMA and school holidays trickle into Langkawi, we thought it is not a bad idea to go for a bit of R&R, visits and education in Langkawi.
When we arrived Friday, our F-18 and Sukhoi can be seen from afar lined up for LIMA exhibition. The airport tarmac is a secured area, so we can't get close enough for a shot. (See above)
In 2008, DAP Penang had done all the work and look sure of beating Gerakan led by the 'lembik" Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon.
Lim Guan Eng turned up at the Penang state DAP committee meeting before election to announce he is running for both state and Parliment seats in Penang and basically push aside the more popular Penang DAP Chairman Chow Kon Yeow to assume the post of Penang Chief Minister.
DAP custom is repeating itself in Johor with Lim Kit Siang returning back to his home state, Johor to run at the Gelang Patah seat after wandering over the years all over the country - from Melaka to Petaling Jaya, Penang and currently Ipoh.
The senior Lim seemed to be emulating his son to steal the glory from the long hard work of Johore State DAP Chairman Dr Boo Cheng Hau.
Maybe the timing is bad, because the general election is looming and it could make Johor Barisan Nasional's campaign bad. But after election, game will be practically over.
Sorry ... in our struggle for "agama, bangsa dan tanahair (alif ba ta)", that must take priority over mere vehicle or tactical use of political parties and NGO.
What more when it is about a corrupt act that will jeopardise our sovereignity and the interest of the rakyat of Johor?
The opposition will take advantage of this revelation but Johor BN and UMNO must convince the voters that it is about individuals and not the rakyat or party or government aspiration, policy, and plan.
Another way of looking at it is to view it positively. This will make all the parties involve realised, pressure to act, and a quick decision made from our usually cautious 11:45th hour decision-maker PM.
The plan must be aborted immediately. Investigation must be made by MACC. All the Directors and Executive/Managing Directors put to task by resigning and immediately replaced. Gani must not be MB anymore.
Tun Musa Hitam was reported in the New Straits Times today reiterating a position he gave prior to the announcement of the South Johor Economic Region (SJER) or today called Iskandar Malaysia.
The project was announced by the sleepiest Prime Minister ever, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in March 2006 to deviate the attention from critics for cancelling the Scenic Bridge. He claimed it was his idea but nobody smart enough should believe it.
As the man who failed in his responsibility, when Sime Darby and Golden Hope was under his watch and had recently resigned, Tun Musa said Malays are already successful.
Tun Abdullah's mentor must be blind and deaf.
Tun Musa know nuts about economics and business. And, he was trained and assigned by Tun Abdul Razak to look and strategise in the area of education and politics.
The dumb Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam of Sulu chimply cede Sabah to a British Company. The Sulug here could be proud he got English blood.
In our previous business endeavour, we had a Tan Sri former KSU of a Ministry for 23 years as Chairman.
The late Tan Sri was a man of impeccable integrity, thus was much sought after to be on the Board of many public listed companies. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of PNB.
He joined us just for nothing because he trusted a son of an Imam, a fellow Johorean and to help a group of aspiring professionals. Perhaps, it could be in appreciation for us being with the family in their moment of grief or have some common family acquintance.
At one time, we were to do an investment and had to get him to sign before he leaves abroad. To cut a long story short, he had to sign first and we'll keep the signed part to be attached to the agreement after a mistake corrected.
While he was signing, he jokingly said, "Don't chimply chine!"
As a George Soros funded organisation assigned to create chaos and disharmony in this country in order to execute their plan for a regime change and then bring in George to buy things for cheap like what he did it Russia, that is fine.
But, why is the mainstream media (MSM) also misbehaving?
Whatever their excuse, they should be more selective in
releasing stories from Lahad Datu. They are reporting without understanding the implication of what they are doing.
Heck ... this is a crisis. It is not some wildlife adventure tour of Danum Valley.
Anwar Ibrahim filed a lawsuit against who else, Utusan Malaysia and TV3. One can read on elsewhere for the news detail.
Reuters was the one that reported a Malaysian opposition politician had invited heirs of the Sultan of Sulu to Sabah to discuss land issues. All eyes were looking at Anwar and he denied involvement. [Read our past posting here.]
Newspapers and news portal reported undisclosed sources telling the intruders were promised land in Sabah. This was used by the opposition to accuse the person making that promise to be Najib.
If one has no idea of who and what is VAT69, you don't know history and should have done your research before questioning why allow police to handle first and not the army.
The answer to several other issues raised and hurled by the public and rudely expressed by opposition cybertroopers on the intrusion by the so-called Royal Army of Sulu was addressed in yesterday's posting [read here]. Strange that some opposition members support Sulu Sultanate claim on Sabah.
There is an excellent posting done with academic references by blog Andak Jauhar. The posting is in Malay, so those Malaysians can go and read it here.
For the rest, including Malaysian incapable of reading the national language because there are those that secured their citizenship by corrupting NRD officers as revealed in the Sabah RCI and use political pressure through demonstrations despite do not qualify, there will be a translated English version.
Our word to those propagandist and opposition cybertroopers working on over time to ridicule our boys that is defending the country against intruders. Don't just shoot your fuc&!^g @$$ mouth and think your arguments make sense and are smart.
They are not. So, get your fuc&!^g facts right first!
The casualty at Kampung Tandou Lahad Datu did not arise from a from an attack by our forces or a mortar ambush by the so-called Royal Sulu army (Sulu intruders). It was an act of cowardice on their part to trap our forces with a white flag to mean surrender but just as they were casually approaching them, they were ambushed.
Before debunking further more lies by the oppositions, their brainless social media cybertroopers and their media towards our security forces, there is a report of another shoot-out. Police was attack at Kg Seminul, Semporna, a neighbouring district of Lahad Datu. Thus far, the official position is that it is not related to the Lahad Datu incident.
Hopefully, immediate and proper news are released from the operation centre. Not all and off course, not the security sensitive information, but none of this "we are in control of the situation" but still not resolved.
Don't they get it yet?
Proper communication is a key element in any crisis management. The necessary information is needed to bring confidence to the public that our securities people are handling the matter. Nahi nahi ni dah tak main lah sekarang.
None of this attitude to hope news dies off unanswered or trying to play down news. In this IT age, there are gadgets to help to monitor and remind us. It is an old school attitude ...
"Always mystify, mislead and surprise the enemy if possible."
Thomas J. Jackson
Satu Bahasa, Satu Bangsa, Satu Negara,
"From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage." - Alexander Fraser Tytler