Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Bolehland Daily: FRU brutality causes father sleepless nights

I dont know about you but this news make me really really ANGRY! Damn the FRU.

(Malaysiakini) FRU brutality causes father sleepless nights

Sleepless nights plagued Chang Ah Kau after his son was brutally assaulted by the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) during the Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) fracas a few nights ago. The tailor was emotional when he related how he was unable to sleep for two nights after the incident but was thankful that his son, Jiun Haur, 23, was still alive.

“I had to live with the fact that no matter what happened, (it) has happened. I’m (however) thankful that my son is still alive,” he told Malaysiakini during an interview in their Teluk Kemang home today.

On Tuesday, tensions reached fever pitch when BMC residents who attempted to tear down the barricade - which blocks off the toll-free access road - clashed with a group of men purportedly hired by Grand Saga to protect the barricade.

Defends son's action

About five patrol vehicles were on standby, with a dozen police personnel keeping a close watch on the residents. Residents have complained that the police failed to act when the clashes happened.

By about 10.10pm, six Federal Reserve Unit trucks along with about 100 riot police arrived at the scene. At 11.30pm, curious onlooker Jiun Haur - who was travelling with his sister Jiun Mein and two friends - Cheok Kem Hoo and Chan Siew Meng - was allegedly beaten by 20 riot squad (FRU) personnel armed with batons and kicked with boots. The Damansara-based mechanic was subsequently rushed to Kajang Hospital where he received more than 10 stitches after the incident. He was later transferred to Teluk Kemang Hospital for observation.

Switching to a more forceful tone, Ah Kau defended his son’s action and criticised the FRU for being irresponsible that night.

“There were a lot of cars in front, but only his car was stopped. They targetted (only) one car, and that car was my son’s. If they want to stop cars, why not stop all the cars?

“How could he knock a police over if he was just making a U-turn? Cars would usually go slower if they did that,” he pointed out.

“He was already unconscious (but) they kept beating him up. How could you get the bird to sing if you killed it first? There’s no law in the world like this,” he said angrily.

Ah Kau - who is a single parent - related how he has constantly been thinking about his son and his family’s future as Jin Haur was the only child who had to end his school days early.

He also said he is unclear whether he will take any legal action against the police despite having several lawyers offering themselves to represent Jiun Haur for free .

However, this incident has taken a toll on the family’s savings as he had spent most of his money to pay for hospital expenses.

“Whatever is in my pocket, I’ll spend it even if it’s RM10,” he said.

Ah Kau late apologised on behalf of Jiun Haur for refusing to speak to the press as he was still “scared and sad”.

“He doesn’t even want to see his friends,” he explained.

However, Ah Kau said that Jiun Haur has lodged a police report on the matter in Seremban on Thursday to explain his innocence on the matter.

'We are all innocent'

Meanwhile, Jiun Mein - who initially refused to be interviewed by Malaysiakini - broke her silence and related how she was shocked by the whole incident.

“When they (FRU) saw me, they dragged me out of the car to some places far (from it and left the others behind). We are all innocent,” she asserted.

The Tunku Abdul Rahman University student who had to miss two days of classes due to this fiasco also hoped that “this will not happen again.”

According to Kajang police chief ACP Shakaruddin Che Mood yesterday, the four may be charged for rioting and attempted murder but no mention was made on when investigations will be completed.

Since the incident, the BMC access has been opened by the government in a decision announced by Works Minister Mohd Zin Mohamed to jubilant residents yesterday.

The BolehJokes thoughts:

THE TCJ TRADEMARK FOR FRU (Freaking Retarded Unit) !

The BolehJokes Opinion: Learn from history

Referring to the article in The Star whereby the Prime Minister said “Learn from history” really raised a few questions in my mind.

1) If we are really learning from history, then why are we still being termed as “Malays” and “Non-Malays”?
Haven’t we learned anything from World War 2 whereby hatred policy created by the then Nazi Dictator, Adolf Hitler, causes so much grievances that there are no accurate amount of measurement to the losses incurred. When can we ever move forward as one under the category of “Bangsa Malaysia”. Why do we still allow extremist to continuously incite the issue of Malay Supremacy and causes more unease to the others who for so many years have felt belittled including myself. We were born into this country not of our choice, but God. We are God given rights as Malaysian. Do you know that Patriotism was at an all time low before the March 8 election? All this was because most people do not install any hope into this country. Ask them about what they feel about the country and they would turn away stating the fact that they don’t care and that their wish is to leave this country for good one day. Why do certain politicians still lack behind time and carry on with their narrow minded policies? Our talents are running away which is a massive loss to the country and racism will only lead to destruction which is well proven. Are we really learning from history yet? I bet no.

2) If we are really learning from history, then why do draconian laws like ISA and Sedition still exist?
Democracy exists when people can no longer accept dictatorship. During the time of dictatorship, people can be beheaded or incarcerated for speaking against the Government which is termed as “treason”. Basically, the dictator can determine your life and death. As long as he or she wants you to be dead, there’s no chance for you to live. Imagine your life is in some brutal man’s hand. The people have no choice or whatsoever but to pledge their loyalty only because they fear the Government. Is this governing system fair? This is no different from slavery. As human progressed on, they believe in fair system and started to abolish tyranny. They believe in freedom of speech. They believe in freedom of choice. In short, they believe in democracy where they can make a difference in the country and that the Government should fear them instead because they can make a change whenever they wish to. With laws like ISA and Sedition, we are going back to dictatorship / tyranny. You fear the Government. The only difference was, with ISA and Sedition, it is not death penalty. Honestly, nobody dares to say much before the 8th March Election. Suddenly, many people started to find their voices around right after the election only to be stopped by ISA and Sedition Act. There were talks about monitoring blogs and so forth. Is this how we want to progress on? Are we learning anything from history? Again, a big “no”.

3) If we are really learning from history and believe that corruption and decay can cause civilizations to suffer and stop the country from progressing further, then why can’t every politician declare their assets, practice open tender and have open policy on Petronas? What do we have to hide?
History has taught us that the greed of a man can lead to the demise of a nation. Take King Louis XVI for example. His hedonism lifestyle with his queen led to the demise of France because he was spending taxpayers’ money lavishly. As for us, we have many cronies who are exactly like King Louis XVI taking taxpayers’ money for granted. We could have been so much better without cronyism. The cronies earn easy money from the people and living lavish lifestyle, while the people are suffering. Close door policies will only breed more cronyism. It is a known fact. So are we really learning from history? No.

4) If we are really learning from history, then why make a certain religion as official religion of the country?
History has taught us that civil wars and major conflicts can happen in a country because of religion. During the time of Queen Mary I in England, Protestants were totally wiped out by executions because Queen Mary was holding strong faith in Catholic. That was humanity at an all time low. No religion encourages violence especially Islam, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu. Religion should never be made as an official symbol of the country as it is a very personal thing and thus it is very sensitive. Why do we have to relate a personal believe or preference to a country? Imagine if I were to say Malaysia is an official Manchester United Football Club Supporters country because majority supports Manchester United in EPL. Does it feel right? We move forward as a nation, not as what we preach in. So are we really learning from history? A bigger “no” as not only we are not doing that, many other countries as well.

5) More importantly if we are really learning from history to avoid all the wrongs, then why are we repeating all these mistakes?


The Bolehland Recap: Top 10 headlines of the month

1) Raja Petra arrested under Sedition Act
I would rate this as the number one simply because of the amount of stupidity involved by the authority that gained nationwide attention. Raja Petra chose to remain in jail by refusing to post bail at first but heeded the advice by his wife at last and posted the bail. Words fail me and my mind skip a thought for a moment when I got know about it because I just couldn’t believe it. It was truly an insult to democracy.

2) Commission: Act against Dr M and 5 others
The Lingam controversy. This is another massive headline that gained widespread attention with some claiming that this is the darkest time in judiciary and inquiry is still ongoing. There were some flaws in between with the DPM claiming that prosecution not a certainty and Dr. M publicly challenged the Government to charge him.

3) Mahathir quits Umno
Citing another challenge to Pak Lah’s leadership, the ex-premier also urges other members to follow suit only to know that his very own son, Mukhriz was reluctant to join. This came after the commission urges the Government to charge him for the Lingam tape controversy.

4) Police doused some 500 residents with water cannons and fired dozens of tear gas canisters into the crowd at Bandar Mahkota Cheras.
As again the Government ignored the pleas of the people and what’s more installed more pain to their grievances by causing physical hurt to them. MP, Lim Lip Eng was injured during the fracas. The people were trying to demolish the barricade built by Grand Saga.

5) Youth assaulted by FRU and the BMC-Grand Saga fiasco
In claiming that the youth is driving recklessly and attempting to murder / cause injuries to FRU, the authorities took law into their own hand and causing massive injury to the youth and now are planning to charge him and 3 others with attempted murder. Journalists and some people were attacked by thugs and up till now, still no sign of the authority taking action against them while Deputy Home Minister defended the FRU and thugs claiming that he’s sure that the authority were acting within the law and that accusations were thrown at the police and thugs because of emotion. The cabinet finally decided that the road should be remained open and refrained Grand Saga from building more barricades.

6) Another NS trainee death
Too Hui Min from Selangor added to the list of death in NS training camp and grabbed headline. DPM caused massive outrage by the parents when he further denies that the training camp was unsafe.

7) Nazri blames EC chief for ink fiasco
The blame game erupted when EC Chairman told the nation he was basically abiding by the suggestion of the government component party, BN, to cancel the use of indelible ink.

8) Anwar says it again: We have the numbers
Reassuring the doubters again, the PKR advisor reiterate yet again that the takeover is imminent with confirmation of numbers from Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan.

9) 'Arrest Dr M under ISA '
Former top United Nations official Param Cumaraswamy in response to a speech Mahathir had made in Johor Baru claimed that Dr. M had make seditious remarks and urges authority to charge him.

10) Shahrir: Prepare for another general election
Right after Dr. M quit Umno, Datuk Shahrir Samad publicly claimed that he believe the country could face another general election.

Friday, May 30, 2008

The Bolehland Wrap Up Stories

You gotta be kidding me. This is really gangster's paradise. Another day of lawlessness if this shit pulls through. How long can we all tolerate with this bunch of evils?
BMC four investigated for attempted murder
Four onlookers caught unawares in the Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) scuffle on the night of May 27, are being investigated for attempted murder and rioting, said Kajang police chief ACP Shakaruddin Che Mood.

About bloody time

Cabinet wants BMC access road kept open
There's finally some good news for Bandar Mahkota Cheras residents - the federal government has ordered the controversial toll-free alternate road be kept open.

Clueless or what?
Decision on fuel subsidy scheme put off
The matter was to be discussed at the cabinet meeting today but it had to be deferred following the absence of several relevant ministers.

As usual, they wont approve anything. They even put some harmless Indians to jail for that. What do you expect?
Walk for Press Freedom axed but event to proceed
Organisers cancel their plan to march from Dataran Merdeka to the National Press Club after the police advised against holding the walk on Sunday.

I'm sure he loves himself more than anything else. More importantly, the people always get neglected. It's always about the party.
Ku Li: Bring ex-leaders back into Umno
He says that Mahathir's criticism towards the party was due to his love for the party and country.

Give me a break would you? What a sickening news. BolehJokes should be kicking his ass all the way. :)
Mahathir joins millionaire club
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said his nascent blog has achieved a milestone - it registered one million hits in the short period of one month.

That's all Baldie really have. Putting up nonsense and nothing more. There are more problems to be addressed. When will they ever care about the nation? It's always about Baldie's dissatisfaction against someone.
Parliament roundup: Umno MPs have a go at each other
The spat between de facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim and two Barisan Nasional (BN) members of parliament - Mukhriz Mahathir (Umno-Jerlun) and Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (Umno-Pasir Salak)- was heating up in Parliament this past week.

Well, we wont be missing him for sure.
Anwar: Ezam gave up on PKR struggles
The PKR leader said that his former political secretary had for long discarded the struggles of PKR, culminating in his decision to go back to Umno.

Fight corruption? Hope that you wont end up adding on to the statistics rather than wiping it out. Well, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Prove to me.
Gerak vows to continue its task
Ezam's involvement with Umno will not halt the anti-graft group he had established from continuing to fight corruption, vowed its new chief.

Starting to listen now? Wouldn't it be alittle too late now, smartie? Few decades of ignoring and now starting to be the Mr. Sensitive Guy? Give me a break.
MIC info chief gets online to reach out
"This (website) will enable me to get closer to the people and hear them directly. It will also help clear misconceptions about me. The website will enable people, whoever they may be, to contact me directly," he said.

The Bolehland Daily: Chor's explanation sparks angry reaction from the people

(malaysiakini) On Chor justifies police action at BMC clash

Disappointed Citizen: Dear Deputy Home Minister Chor Chee Heung (BN - Alor Star). As you should have known by now, many people already know the truth. Have you been living in Mars? Do you not know what some policemen can do? Are you talking blind with your eyes wide open?
Just one question to you. Did you see the Malaysiakini video? If the FRU and police have nothing to hide, then they should not have been chasing off the reporters before they did their ‘work’ on the 21-year-old. They should let the reporters film the whole thing. What are they afraid of? Justified? Mr Chor, you do not seem fit to represent the rakyat.

Lemon: I feel ashamed with what the minister has said regarding the beating up of the on-looker/ reckless driver whom, according to the police, wanted to knock down policemen with a car. Regardless of whatever the driver’s intention were, it does NOT give the police the right to assault anybody. Shame on the minister to justify the beating up. Two wrongs do not add up to a right. Negative is never a positive in this case. If this is not curbed now, they can justify shooting in the near future. Is Malaysia a police state? The truth speaks for itself.

Pharmwell: Chor, just because you are from BN and a deputy minister so you side with the police. Wait, one day when the police whack you or your loved one. You should be telling the police off. Even if it is true that a car knocked into some police personnel, then the correct thing should be for the police to apprehend the driver. They should conduct a proper investigation and then charge the person. But what did your police do? Whack the guy to hell and back.
You and your police must feel very great for the action that they had undertaken. I dare you to step down from your position and stand for an election. I will bet all I have that you will lose due to your comments on this matter. Me and my family will never vote for a man like you. For the comments you have made are going to make MCA more unpopular. I think you must be thinking that Umno will accept you as a member.

Mana Justice: Datuk Chor, your reply does not speak for all Malaysians. An innocent person was wrongly beaten up. The police have used excessive force. The prime minister has made a mistake in selecting you to be the deputy home affairs minister. Datuk Chor, luckily the person beaten badly was not your loved one.

Alex: Irregardless of whether a policeman was assaulted or not, their duty is to reprimand and let the course of justice take precedence. They have no right in bashing up the citizens they are supposed to protect. However unruly the citizens may be, they are unarmed versus the FRU personnel that are carrying batons and shields, not to mention some 'supposed' training and discipline in their force. Also, as far as we all know, traffic policemen carry firearms nowadays. I am very sure that if they were to drive in with sirens and without even having the need to flash their guns, the fracas could have been avoided and there would not have been reports as published. All police officers that defended the assault should be relieved of duty and questioned, including the deputy home minister himself. Any act of violence should be condemned in our peaceful society but the government, as usual, is practicing double standards when the fault is theirs. This shows the gross negligence, denial syndrome and unrepentant attitude of BN. That said, there is no point having massive campaign for the next general election. We will remember how we were being treated. I may be overseas and not be involved physically, but we feel the pain these people are going through.

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:

TCJ: In America, there's a show called "The Next American Top Model". In Bolehland, there may be a famous show upcoming entitled "The Next Malaysian Top Gangster"

The Bolehland Daily: Another big joke. Ready?

(Malaysiakini) Chor justifies police action at BMC clash
Deputy Home Minister Chor Chee Heung (BN - Alor Star) explained that the police initially did not interfere with the scuffle between Bandar Mahkota Cheras residents and alleged thugs because they were waiting for back-up.
"They only managed to get the district police chief to send more enforcement to that area. By the time the FRU (Federal Reserve Unit) and police officers showed up, the scuffle had already ended."
"All they could do was to issue warnings and told the crowd to disperse. In the confusion, residents were beaten up by unidentified thugs and they decided to use more force by using a car to knock police officers over."
By about 10.10pm, six Federal Reserve Unit trucks along with about 100 riot police arrived at the scene.

Protecting the gangster act
At 11.30pm, curious onlooker Chang Jiun Haur was allegedly beaten by 20 riot squad (FRU) personnel armed with batons and kicked with boots. Chor's report shows that a Proton Wira driven by three men and a woman tried to knock several police officers. They were subsequently detained by the police.

"I believe in the confusion, many accusations have been made against the police and thugs. After that, residents were told to lodge police reports," he said.

One sided reports
"I can also say that Malaysiakini's report is incorrect. Don't just hear one side of the story. We have to hear the other side to know exactly what actually happened on May 27," he exclaimed.
Teo Nie Ching (DAP - Serdang) then stood up to ask why did the FRU take three hours to reach the barricade area and how many police officers were actually injured. (The FRU base is only 5km away from the scene of the incident)
Chor replied: "As far as I know, you weren't there that day and neither was I. That's why I dare no speculate as to what actually happened."
"Based on the report given to me from the police, two police officers were hurt - one on the hand and one on the thigh from falling down after being knocked by the said car," he said.
"I did not receive any news or report about police using too much force but I assure you that the police will always act in accordance with the law," he summed up.

The moral of the story: When police beat you up, they are doing their job, so let them beat you because it's their right. If you even show sign of refusing to get beaten up, you are breaking the law! THE BOLEHLAND BOLEH!

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:

TCJ: Seriously, this is the lamest excuse of the Month. What kind of rubbish is that? If the accusations are just speculation, then the explaination is certainly also speculated by this clown. How would he know that the police has done the right thing when he wasn't there. Are you only listening to the cops and not the people? Plain stupid.
Suzie: So they stand there waiting for backup while witnessing thugs beating people up and do nothing and then claim thugs assaults are just speculations? Good JOB POLICE. Good job!


Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Bolehland Wrap-Up Stories

The falling of the sharks?
Khalid: Grand Saga EGM in 2 weeks
The Selangor government - through its state-owned company - will call for an emergency general meeting of toll operator Grand Saga within the next two weeks to settle the on-going Cheras toll saga.

Avoiding responsibility?
BMC residents take grouses to Parliament
A group of residents from Bandar Mahkota Cheras, who turned up in Parliament today, were unsuccessful in their bit to submit a memorandum to Works Minister Mohd Zin Mohamed.

The Great Wall of Saga cracked
Cheras barricade goes down again
BMC residents have torn down the controversial wall built by toll operator Grand Saga which blocked access to the Cheras-Kajang Highway late last night.

Never-ending childish assault from the bald-headed dummy. Infact, the survey should be about how much hair he has left.
Mukhriz wants 'referendum' on Pak Lah's leadership
A survey involving all three million Umno members should be held to gauge the support for party president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. This call was made by Umno Youth executive council member Mukhriz Mahathir today. In fact, he said, the survey was also the wish of the Umno grassroots.

Sore loser feeling insulted? He's not even the president of Gerakan. And this came after welcoming Ezam back?
Najib wants Tan to quit Gerakan
Federal Territory Gerakan chairperson Dr Tan Kee Kwong came under fire today for
joining the Pakatan Rakyat-led Selangor government to head a special task force on land management. The man firing the salvo was no less than the Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak himself. In a nutshell, Najib said that Tan cannot keep his position in the Barisan Nasional (BN) component party after joining the opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat government.

Perhaps, the joke of the week besides Samy claiming to be the sole representative of Indians.
PM's anti-graft agenda won Ezam over
"When Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced that the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) will go through thorough reform, I sense that he is committed in changing things," explained Ezam, who was former head of Gerak, an anti-graft watchdog.

PM is pulling some late stunts to entertain the bored Bolehland citizens?
PKR shrugs off defections to Umno
The opposition PKR today shrugged off a senior member's defection to ruling party Umno, which came as a rare victory for embattled Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

"Ezam's decision will have little impact on the party. We are on an upward trend now. We have had people who left the party in hard times and we survived," said PKR information chief Tian Chua.

"I suppose we must thank him for joining Umno only after the general election. At any other time, it might have had some impact but now it will not stop our momentum," he told AFP.

The Posh Spice of Malaysia?
M'sian missions going 'overboard' for VIP wives?
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has rejected allegations that his wife, Rosmah Mansor, was given special treatment by M'sian embassies abroad. Mohd Azmin Ali (PKR-Gombak) raised this issue at the Dewan Rakyat yesterday with emphasis on the Rosmah, who allegedly went on luxury shopping sprees, with her large purchases transported back home at the expense of the Malaysian embassy in London and national carrier MAS.

The Bolehland Retro: Anwar VS Mahathir (1998-1999). How did it happen?

The historic event that took place in 1998
In 1998 Newsweek magazine named Anwar the "Asian of the Year." However, in that year, matters between Anwar and Mahathir came to a head around the time of the quadrennial UMNO General Assembly. The Youth wing of UMNO, headed by Anwar's associate, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, gave notice that it would initiate a debate on "cronyism and nepotism". The response was swift, as Mahathir issued lists of cronies who had benefited from government share allocations and privatisations. To the chagrin of Anwar and his allies, several of them were on the list, including Anwar and Ahmad Zahid.

Anwar continued his assault on what he called the rampant corruption within Mahathir's administration, by attempting to impose transparent audits on major conglomerates and business empires, which, he alleged, had been overcharging for government projects and evading taxes. One of the potential victims would have been Mahathir's son, Mirzan Mahathir, who was a director in almost 100 private and Government-linked companies. Conglomerates that were closely linked to the government, such as Renong, would have been adversely affected as well.

And then......
Anwar was fired from the Cabinet in September, amid police reports that he was under investigation. The following day, he was expelled from UMNO. Dr Munawar Anees, Anwar's former speechwriter, and Sukma Darmawan Sasmita Atmadja, Anwar's adoptive brother, were arrested under suspicion of engaging in homosexual acts.

And then.....
On September 29, 1998 Anwar appeared in court and pleaded innocent to charges of corruption and sodomy. A photo of Anwar with black eye (which he gained from a beating, while handcuffed and blindfolded, by then Inspector General of Police Rahim Noor) and one hand raised became a symbol of the political opposition in many reformasi posters.

The black eye was explained by Mahathir Mohamad and Rahim Noor as being "self-inflicted" and caused
by "pressing a glass over his eyes". Only after a Royal Commission was convened did Rahim Noor admit that he had administered the beating to Anwar. Both Anwar and Rahim Noor have denied the allegations that Anwar was sodomised in prison to "plant" the forensics evidence of anal sex in Anwar.

source from Wikipedia

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:

TCJ: So after reading the article, who do you feel is the one always trying to manipulate things in order to benefit/protect himself? I dont know about you but I think the answer is very obvious.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Bolehland Wrap Up Stories

The Gangster Act Part 2 : Human or Animal? You decide.
BMC fracas: Police beat up youth

By his account, he was only a curiosity-seeker who wanted to know what was going on at the site of a disputed barricade near Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) last night. In no time at all, however, Chang Jiun Haur was soaked in his own blood after being repeatedly beaten by 20 riot squad (FRU) personnel armed with batons and kicked with boots.

“He asked for it. He ran over a policeman and he got what he deserved,” the officer told Malaysiakini a few minutes after the incident. Asked to identify the person who was hit by the car, the officer had initial difficulty in persuading the individual to come forward.When he did so, the man - who appeared unscathed - claimed: “He tried to run me over... look at my baton, it is broken. What more evidence do you want?”

However, a police officer who took Chang to the Kajang Hospital said none of the personnel had been hit by the car. Chang, when met at the hospital at 12.30am, denied this as well: “We had just come back (to Kuala Lumpur) from Port Dickson and wanted to see what was going on.”

DAP Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu, who visited Chang later last night, said the police had over-reacted and that the excessive use of force could not be justified.

“The police should maintain law and order and not assault people. I am disappointed. My party will provide Chang and the others with lawyers,” Liu said.

According to Liu, the beating was so severe that Chang lost one or two of his teeth.

The Gangster act Part 1: Human or Animal? You decide
‘Journalists attacked’

Chinese-language dailies reported today that more than 10 people were seriously injured in yesterday’s incident, which saw BMC residents assaulted by ‘thugs’ allegedly hired by toll concessionaire Grand Saga. However, the company has disassociated itself from the incident, also saying it does not condone violence. About 7pm yesterday, defiant residents attempted to tear down the barricade that had just been rebuilt, but were confronted by unidentified men armed with iron rods, helmets and sticks.

“They attacked the residents immediately. About 10 people were assaulted, and three of them were reporters. Their cameras were confiscated as well,” claimed Tan.

Star reported that Utusan Malaysia photographer Roy Azis Abdul Aziz had been beaten up when he tried to take photos of the fracas. BMC resident Chin Kee Chong’s right arm was broken (right) and he suffered injuries to his head, while another resident - Lee Ah Seng - sustained severe injuries to his head, which required seven stitches.

Dumb and Dumber?
Ezam meets PM, rejoins Umno

Former PKR Youth chief Ezam Mohd Nor held a 30-minute meeting with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Parliament today to submit his application form and a RM100 in lifetime membership fee to rejoin Umno. Immediately after the meeting, Abdullah held a press conference in which he welcomed Ezam back into Umno.

Even foreigner cant stand the draconian law in Bolehland
Rights watchdog lobbies for Hindraf 5 release

An international human rights watchdog today urged the government to immediately release the five Hindraf leaders presently being detained under the Internal Security Act. The watchdog also wants the government to repeal the colonial era law which provided for detention without trial.

The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), in a report released today, said that the five Hindu Rights Action Force leaders should be released immediately and unconditionally as their detention was arbitrary.

Desperate moment calling for desperate measure?
Snap election 'a ploy to spook party hoppers'

Speculations that a snap parliamentary election may be held soon could be a political ploy to spook Barisan Nasional’s members of parliament from defecting to the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng believed the ruling BN is sending a strong signal to potential party defectors that they would have to face the wrath of the voters should they decide to switch sides.

“It’s a warning to those who intend to party hop - that they would face an early election for their action,” said Lim, who is also Penang chief minister.

The dogs are barking in support of their owner again?
Lim: EC doing cabinet’s dirty job

Lim however did not buy the argument of a snap election.

But when asked whether Anwar’s claim to power was real, Lim said his experience would indicate that nothing was certain in politics.

“Nothing is real until it realistically happens,” he told journalists.

He hit out at Abdul Rashid for fuelling rumours of a snap election when the EC had “no business” in the matter since it was up to the federal government to dissolve parliament and call for fresh polls.

Sore loser finally call it a day?
Idris resigns as T'ganu Umno chief

Former Terengganu Menteri Besar Idris Jusoh today resigned as the state's Umno chief. He had been holding the post for four years. According to Bernama, Idris said he informed Prime Minister and party president Abdullah Ahmad Badawi of his decision when he met the latter today.

"I have informed the prime minister of my decision to relinquish my post as the Terengganu Umno liaison chairman and the prime minister agreed," said the Jertih assemblyperson.

"I will send my resignation letter tomorrow," he said.

He, however, did not state his reasons for quitting the post.

The Bolehland Daily: Here comes the bigger joke. Ready?

Grand Saga: We're not involved in fracas
Toll operator Grand Saga today distanced itself from the fracas which occurred last night at the barricaded toll-free access road to the Cheras-Kajang Highway in Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC).
The fracas involved residents and several unidentified men and caused injuries to more than 10 residents, some of whom who were seriously hurt and had to be admitted to the Kajang hospital.
"Grand Saga wishes to state that it disassociates itself from the altercations between several parties yesterday and that it does not condone violence in any form," said the company's executive director Zainal Abidin Ali (left) in statement today.
"Grand Saga further wishes to extend its sympathy to the several persons who sustained injuries in the unfortunate incident," said Zainal, who is former Dang Wangi police chief.

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:

Samy Vellu: MIC sole representative of Indians

The MIC is the only party representing the Indian Malaysian community’s interests in the cabinet, asserted party president S Samy Vellu. He was contesting a recent claim by T Murugiah, a deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, that the premier had endorsed him as the community’s representative. Murugiah, the PPP Youth head, was sworn in as a senator on April 21 and then assigned his cabinet post. However, Samy Vellu said Dr S Subramaniam, the human resources minister and MIC secretary-general, is “the sole minister representing the Indian community”.

“Many Indians in need of help approach MIC now and the party takes good care of the needs of the community. We solve their problems,” he said yesterday, after a meeting with Education Minister Hishammuddin Hussein at Parliament House.

Did he not remember this?

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:

TCJ: The pictures said it all~!


The Bolehland Daily: Oops! We did it again.

(Malaysiakini) Barricade re-erected, clashes with residents

It did not take long for toll concessionaire Grand Saga to rebuild a concrete barricade to block a toll-free access road to the Cheras-Kajang Highway in Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC). The task of building the five-foot high wall across the double-lane access road started at about 1am and was completed by 3.30pm today. But tensions rose when BMC residents who attempted to tear down the wall clashed with a group of men purported hired by Grand Saga to protect the barricade. According to residents, about a dozen people were injured after they were assaulted by 30 'thugs'.

Hit me baby one more time

By about 10pm, some 400 to 500 residents had gathered at the site, attempting to remove the concrete barriers. According to eyewitnesses, about three or four of the huge boulders were removed. It is also learnt that two residents have been admitted at Kajang hospital after suffering injuries caused by the thugs. One of them is said to have suffered facial injuries and a broken hand. The police had tried to urge the crowd to disperse but the orders were ignored by the residents.

Gangster's paradise

Kajang OCPD ACP Shakaruddin Che Mood told reporters that a total of five police reports were lodged by the residents today. He also said that the police were uncertain as to the identity of the ‘thugs'.

Meanwhile just as everyone had left the place, a bit of drama unfolded when the police moved in to stop a vehicle and arrested four people - three men and a woman - from it. The driver of the car was assaulted while being arrested and suffered a bloodied nose. The police said that they were arrested for reckless driving that could have caused injuries to the police personnel.

Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim has stated that it is illegal to build the barricade on the road as indicated by the findings of the Ulu Langat Land Office
"We have already told Grand Saga that if they wish to dispute the jurisdiction over the road, they should take it to court. They should not barricade the road until the matter is legally resolved," replied Nik Nazmi, political secretary of MB Khalid Ibrahim.

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:
CJ: Now that's the ugly side of Bolehland. This is what Licensed Mafia is all about and they are at large! You get it? You like it?
FIR: Stupidity reaches yet another level.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Bolehland wrap-up story

Soon after he touched down at Subang Airport in Kuala Lumpur, Dr Mahathir Mohamad couldn’t resist firing yet another salvo at his handpicked successor-turn-nemesis Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

He’s more afraid of Singapore than Umno members,” the former premier told a crowd of 300 supporters who had gathered to welcome him back from a week-long overseas trip.

While Mahathir did not mention Pulau Batu Puteh, he was clearly referring to last Friday’s International Court of Justice decision against Malaysia in its dispute with Singapore over the sovereignty of the strategic uninhabited island south of Johor.
The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:
TCJ will always be TCJ!

The Bolehland Daily: Speaker warns Kit Siang on blog posting

Speaker warns Kit Siang on blog posting

Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia has warned Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timor) to correct remarks in his blog which lambasted deputy speaker Ronald Kiandee for rejecting his motion on Sabah illegal immigrants.

Should Lim fail to do so, he could be liable to disciplinary action similar to that instituted in the past against fellow DAP parliamentarians Karpal Singh (Bukit Gelugor) and Fong Po Kuan (Batu Gajah).

“If you do not correct your blog (post) and media statement, I will be forced to bring attention to the actions taken (against Fong previously),” Pandikar said yesterday.

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:

TCJ: This Pandikar sounds like a "Pendekar" rather than a speaker. "If you dont compromise then be prepared to face the dagger, trailerpark!"

Azliza: Where's the freedom of speech? In America, people can criticize openly. Even president Bush is no exception.

Rubbish and more rubbish!

Monday, May 26, 2008

The Bolehland Wrap Up Stories

"I got feeling, somebody's watching me. I got no privacy."

Websites, blogs under probe

Meanwhile, Parliament was told today that 22 websites and blogs have been investigated by the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) for airing false, pornographic and baseless allegations.

"Most of the blogs and websites are being operated using platforms from overseas and efforts to obtain evidence necessary for action often come to a dead end.

"Therefore, it's very hard to take legal action against these blogs," he said.
You been hit by, you been struck by.... A smooth criminal....

SHOCKING: Malaysiakini journalist loses laptop in Parliament

Malaysiakini journalist S Pathmawathy got a shock when she went to the media room in Parliament today to file her story - her brand-new laptop was stolen in what was supposed to be a secure area.

Like other journalists, she had earlier left her laptop - an Apple Macbook worth RM6,000 - in the media room to go and cover the parliamentary debates.
It's all about the money.... duhh duhh da di da duhhh, I dont think it's funny

Cheras saga continues - toll operator vows to rebuild wall

‘Notice is hereby given that the company will be constructing the barricade this week,’ said Grand Saga’s executive director Zainal Abidin Ali, who is ex-Dang Wangi police chief.
Heal the world, make it better place, for you and for me and the entire human race

S'gor to aid ISA families

Travel money, education scholarships and entrepreneurship opportunities are some of the things the state government will be looking at as ways to help the families of ISA detainees.

The Bolehland Daily - Should Anwar apologise?

This is a very good question raised by Haris Ibrahim during a recent interview by The Star. He said that he would like to hear PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim apologise for all his actions (and inactions) during his 16 years in government.
"My contention is very simple," he says. "Tell this nation, 'I was wrong. I am sorry and I want to work with you', and I think we can move forward."

Haris added that he had been tracking Anwar's public statements for the last few years and he has yet to see him make an unqualified apology to the nation. As deputy prime minister, he was guilty of doing many of the things he now criticises. His maneuverings to control the media is well-known in journalism circles. He also allowed for undeserved appointments to top positions in public universities. And he also had his fair share of corporate cronies.

While Anwar has, on occasion, bucked the Umno way, for example when he spoke up for Lim Guan Eng over his sedition trial and subsequent prosecution, these instances were few and far between and are vastly outnumbered by the times when he made use of the system rather than go against it.

There is a serious possibility he might become the next prime minister if his Pakatan Rakyat coalition takes over power. So should he apologise?

My Thoughts

If he does, I will be very proud of him. A man must be man enough to admit his mistakes and big enough to make the steps to change. I strongly feel that if he makes this step, it will clear many doubts. My dad once told me he has doubts about Anwar and it took me an hour to convince him that Datuk Seri Anwar, Lim Kit Siang and Tok Guru Nik Aziz can really bring us forward. Bring us what we are really vying and crying for all these years, which is the true democracy.

I do believe that there are still a number of people out there who have doubts about Datuk Seri Anwar. In my opinion, if he was ever wrong before, he has suffered in his very own demon badly, which is getting incarcerated in Kamunting under ISA. Can you imagine all the tortures he has been through? It would have broken down many people but not DSAI. Most men would have negotiated a peace truce and quietly get out of the scene and live peacefully ever after and be forgotten but not DSAI. Most men would not even want to come back to politic because of all the hell that they've been through, but not DSAI.

I must admit in 1998 I had my reservations about him. I was strongly against any call of "Reformasi". I was one of them that hated chaotic events to take place. I had desired peace and felt that all these "Reformasi" chant are a threat to the nation's peace.

But for now, I truly believed this man is our hope for a true democracy simply because he has been there, seen it and gone through it, and more importantly suffered and know that it is wrong. He came back strongly only because he wants the system to be changed which is the same for me. I want a change badly. I do believe many of us feel the same.

So if he can come out and tell me that he is sorry and I will listen to you and that we can all move forward to real democracy, not only he will gain my respect further, he will earn my family's trust. Infact, he can earn the nation's trust.

P.S. - Besides Anwar, I strongly believed in Raja Petra and loved him like many other Malaysians. I sincerely hope that these people can really bring a change for us to a better future not only for you and for me, but for our next generation.
Thank you,
The Cheapskate Joker

The Bolehland Daily: PKR kicks off campaign to win S'wak

(Malaysiakini)PKR has began what it hopes will be the first step in to eventually taking over the state government from Barisan Nasional with the launch of its new division over the weekend in the predominantly-Iban in Lubok Antu.

PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim, who officiated at the launch on Saturday morning, described Lubok Antu - about 250km from state capital Kuching - as the gateway for opposition Pakatan Rakyat to enter Sarawak to prepare for the next state elections due in two to three years. Presently, Pakatan holds seven out of the 71 state seats - DAP six and PKR one, all Chinese-majority seats. Sarawak is the only state in Malaysia that does not hold its state election at the same time as the general elections - it held its last state polls in 2006.

There are 28 predominantly Dayak (which collectively include Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu) seats in the 71-member state assembly - all are presently in the hands of the various component parties of the state BN, consisting of the dominant PBB, along with PRS, SPDP and SUPP. DAP and PKR already control more than half of the Chinese-majority seats, and political observers say if the so-called political tsunami finds its way to Sarawak, there is a possibility that the Chinese-based SUPP could see itself losing more seats or even wiped out in the next state elections.

PKR along with its ally in Pakatan are already seeing some clear signs of a change of mood among the Malay community in favour of the opposition. Their hopes have already been bolstered by the huge turnout estimated around 5,000 rarely seen before at the Kampung Gita ceramah attended by Anwar, a former deputy prime minister, last Friday. Anwar touched on a wide range of issues, including the readiness of Pakatan Rakyat to take over the federal government and the reasons why this had to happen in the light of what is happening to Malaysia today, both from the national and international perspectives. It the campaigns for the last election, ceramahs hardly attracted more than 1,000 people each.

Warmly greeted by well-wishers
Even during a brief stopover at Serian town, about 60km from Kuching, on his way to an Iban longhouse to launch the Lubok Antu division on Saturday, Anwar found himself warmly greeted by well-wishers. “People seemed to be genuinely happy to see him and shake hands with him in Serian,” a small-time Chinese contractor who was in town at the time. “It is perhaps an indication of how people now warm to PKR after March 8 (general elections),” he added.


BN state leaders fight back
Meanwhile, Anwar's visit had not gone unnoticed among top BN leaders in the state.
On Sunday, Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is leader of PBB, travelled to the Bidayuh areas in Bau, telling the community not to become 'sabong manok' (fighting cocks) but to support their native leaders.

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:
CJ: This Abdul Taib guy is talking cock!
David: Play with your own #%#@!, Taib!

Exclusively for Taib!

The Bolehland Daily: Anwar, can you handle this? Pak Lah, can you handle this? Nik Aziz, Can you handle this? I dont think you can handle this.

Do you think the school uniform is too hot to handle? Laughable!

Malaysian school uniforms for girls not sexy, says education minister

Malaysia's education minister has dismissed complaints by an Islamic group that uniforms of schoolgirls are too sexy and invite rape, an official said Monday.

Education Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said over the weekend his ministry was unlikely to change the school uniforms, which he does not consider to be too sexy, but said officials would look into the matter.
"It is unfair to punish women and children and the clothes they wear for the act of rapists," The Star daily quoted him as saying. "From what I have seen, clothing is not the main consideration of those who commit despicable acts."

Some reaction:

"WOMEN are constantly at the receiving end for every woe that should befall them. First we had a female undergraduate who is the vice-president of the National Islamic Students Association of Malaysia blaming the so-called 'sexy' white blouse of the girls’ school uniform for rape and pre-marital sex. Then a Member of Parliament came up a day later to justify polygamy by claiming that women did not understand that when they were pregnant for nine months or had “problems” when they hit their 50s, their men still wanted to “have fun”, thus necessitating women to be put under a polygamy enlightenment campaign." KANG SOON CHEN, Alor Star.

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:

Fila: Clowns! LOL

Wong: Please do a thorough research on what is sexy and then talk.

Stupidity deserves the finger sign!

The Bolehland Daily: The Sign of Change?

The Election Commission (EC) has informed its officers to be prepared for a snap election, said chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman. Stressing that he was not one to speculate, Abdul Rashid said the EC was prepared “for anything” and was capable of handling a snap election as it had all necessary infrastructure in place.

“But I don’t want to speculate, and it is not for us to speculate, but we are prepared for anything. In the past two months of meeting with the ROs, I’ve already told them to be prepared as it may be called anytime,” he said.
The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:
Ah Seng: Just no more cheating ar! Otherwise I dont serve you anymore Penang Fried Kueyteow! I mean it!
Ah Kao: If you cheat again, I will stuff durians into your .......

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Bolehland Daily: Is it hurting his pocket money? Why he cares?

Samy Vellu wants Badawi and Mahathir to bury the hatchet

Prominent Malaysian Indian leader S. Samy Vellu has come out in support of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who is facing a revolt from predecessor Mahathir Mohamad, and wants the two to bury the hatchet.

Vellu expressed his support for the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional (BN) amidst speculation that lawmakers from the alliance might quit to join the opposition, which might bring down the Badawi government.

'I still believe he (Mahathir) is a very good leader. If he and Datuk Seri Abdullah get together, with his experience and all, it would be more useful for the country to progress further,' he said before opening the Kedah state MIC convention.

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:
Krishna: Yen Naer Dey. Still havent earn enough? Step down la and stop wearing your ugly wig!
Joan: Fatman please step down and stop telling rubbish!

Call for support to improve English

THE Education Ministry has called for more support from corporate and professional bodies to improve the teaching and learning of English in Malaysia.

Although Malaysians have a better command of English compared to their other ASEAN counterparts – except Singapore – improvements could be made by addressing the disparity in English competency between urban and rural students, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail said.

Lauding some companies for sponsoring English newspapers for NiE (Newspaper in Education) programmes in schools, Razali urged more to follow suit.

“I wish more companies and industries would come forward to sponsor newspaper subscriptions, especially for students in rural areas,” he said.

“The contribution should not be confined to newspapers as they can contribute English books to school libraries and sponsor teachers for professional development courses and provide scholarships to those who opt to teach in English.”

On the ministry’s initiatives, Razali said English teachers are paid a special allowance to teach the subject – 5% and 10% of their basic salary for graduates and non-graduates, respectively.

The BolehJokes humors and thoughts:
Gina: Now only they realised the importance of English? That was bloody slow. They're still with Pentium 1 processor.
Mat Taib: Ok what. My engrish is fine. Errr, how to say, err, what is the word ar...... errr ohh...I see no point in this issue at all.

What a pile of rubbish!

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