Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mat Ngantuk@Bapa Ketiduran strikes back!!!

I know when to go: Abdullah

By The Star News Team

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi acknowledged that there are some quarters in Umno who wanted to push him out of office sooner but says he knows when to go.

“Nak kacau saya buat apa pulak (Why the need to bother me)? I know what I am supposed to do and I will do what I want to do. There is no need to disturb me,” he told reporters Tuesday.

Abdullah was responding to a question whether he felt offended that some within the party were trying to push him to announce the date to hand over the prime ministership to his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

During the nomination period for the party polls, Najib won the Umno presidency uncontested and will take over the party leadership on Thursday night when the official results are announced.

Abdullah delivered his last closed door briefing as Umno president to party grassroots leaders and delegates for the general assembly on Tuesday.

Asked how he felt about it being his last closed door session, Abdullah said he “totally forgot” it was his final one when he was speaking.

“I was just as happy as I am (normally) when I have been have speaking to them. That’s not a problem. I am not the sentimental type,” he said.

To another question, Abdullah said he did not feel sad at all about handing over the party’s leadership to Najib.

“I would be happy to see Umno doing well and I would be happy if the Umno people are very happy.

“But if they all cry then perhaps I will also follow them and cry, but I don’t believe I will,” he quipped.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Excerpts of RPK's "Marilah kita hidup atau mati sekarang"

This country has failed us. The politicians of today have turned the clock back and have destroyed what took many years to build. The destruction is so bad that in our lifetime we shall never see the country restored to what it was. It may never be restored even by the next generation.

I no longer see any hope for Malaysia. It will take a miracle to again see what we saw back in the 1960s. Today, Malaysia is all about the colour of your skin. Your break in life depends on which womb you happen to have come out from. Why must your future ride on the throw of the dice? Why must fate play a cruel game of chance while what lies before you relates to which family you were born into?

Malaysia needs a paradigm shift. But this shift can only occur if all want it to happen. It takes two hands to clap. And the way forward must be to bury the past and not play the blame-game. All are to blame for 1969. No one person or one community caused this. Just as it takes two hands to clap to see this paradigm shift that we so greatly need, it also took two hands to clap for what happened in 1969.

Friday, March 13, 2009

60 billion from where?

The medical fraternity in Malaysia has plenty to say about the RM60bil new economic stimulus package.

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it but the Neurologists thought the government had a lot of nerve.

The Obstetricians felt they were all labouring under a misconception. Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.

Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, 'Oh, Grow up!'

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.

Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.

The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter."

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.

The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas and the Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Putrajaya.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Where are you, RPK?

British citizens

All British citizens have the right of abode in the United Kingdom.

Commonwealth citizens and British subjects

Additionally, right of abode is also conferred on Commonwealth citizens and British subjects who:

were born before 1983 with a UK-born mother (those born before 1983 and legitimately descended from a UK-born father are British citizens, whether or not they are Commonwealth citizens/British subjects); or
were adopted before 1983 by a UK-born mother; or
were married before 1983 to a man who had right of abode (therefore this particular provision applies to women only).
For this purpose, the UK includes the Republic of Ireland prior to 1 April 1922.
No person born in 1983 or later can have the right of abode unless he or she is a British citizen.
It is essential that the person concerned should have held Commonwealth citizenship or British subject status on 31 December 1982 and has not ceased to be a Commonwealth citizen (even temporarily) after that date.
[edit]Citizens of South Africa and Pakistan
For this reason, citizens of South Africa and Pakistan are generally not entitled to right of abode as these countries were not Commonwealth members on 1 January 1983. Citizens of Zimbabwe were still considered Commonwealth citizens (for nationality purposes) after that country's withdrawal from the Commonwealth because the UK did not amend Schedule 3 to the British Nationality Act 1981.
[edit]Privileges of the right of abode

If a non-British citizen has the right of abode, this is evidenced by a stamp in the holder's passport, and it confers the following rights:
an unconditional right to live, work and study in the United Kingdom
an entitlement to use the British/EEA immigration channel at United Kingdom ports of entry
an entitlement to apply for United Kingdom social security and welfare benefits
a right to vote and to stand for public office in the United Kingdom (since everyone with right of abode is a Commonwealth citizen, who has these rights if living in the United Kingdom)
In addition, those with right of abode may apply for British citizenship by naturalisation after meeting the normal residence and other requirements. Children born in the United Kingdom to those with right of abode will normally be British citizens by birth automatically.
Other United Kingdom immigration concessions

United Kingdom immigration laws allow settlement to other categories of persons; however, although similar in practice these do not constitute a formal right of abode and the full privileges of the right of abode are not necessarily available:
Irish Citizens and the Common Travel Area
Because of the Common Travel Area provisions between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, Irish citizens have a de-facto right of abode in the United Kingdom. However, with the exception of those Irish persons born before 1949 who have reclaimed British subject status, the entitlement to reside in the United Kingdom is not unconditional, and Irish citizens (who are not also British citizens) are subject to removal and deportation from the UK.
EEA and Swiss nationals in the UK
In the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2000, the United Kingdom declared that most citizens of EEA member states and their family members should be treated as having only a conditional right to reside in the UK. This has implications should such a person wish to remain permanently in the United Kingdom after ceasing employment, claim social assistance, apply for naturalisation or acquire British citizenship for a UK-born child.
Those EU/EEA/Swiss nationals who will be treated as permanent residents of the UK include:
certain persons who have retired from employment or self-employment in the UK and their family members
those who have been granted permanent residence status
Irish citizens (because of the Common Travel Area provisions)
These persons remain liable to deportation on public security grounds.[1]
Indefinite leave to remain
Indefinite leave to remain is a form of UK permanent residence that can be held by non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, but it does not confer a right of abode.
British Overseas Territories

All British overseas territories operate their own immigration controls, which apply to British citizens as well as to those from other countries. These territories generally have local immigration laws regulating who has belonger status in that territory.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Apakah makna semua ini??

Pertemuan empat mata PM-Anwar cetus spekulasi

Mar 10, 09 8:18pm

Pertemuan empat mata antara perdana menteri dengan ketua pembangkang di sebuah madrasah di Hulu Langat hari ini membuka spekulasi wujud rundingan antara dua tokoh politik negara itu.

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi turut makan tengah hari bersama Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim di madrasah Nurul Iman yang diasaskan oleh seorang tokoh agama Syeikh Mahmud al-Majzub.

Majlis yang turut dihadiri beberapa ulama luar negara itu bersempena sambutan Maulud Rasul.

Isteri Anwar dan Presiden PKR Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail mengiringi suaminya ke majlis yang dihadiri kira-kira 1,000 orang.

Ketua Angkatan Muda PKR Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, yang turut hadir di situ, menafikan wujud rundingan sulit antara Abdullah dengan Anwar seperti dispekulasikan oleh seorang penulis politik.

Mohd Sayuti Omar, yang berada di madrasah waktu itu, berkata kedua-dua pemimpin itu berada di rumah Syeikh Mahmud lebih 90 minit, termasuk untuk makan.

"Mereka keluar dari rumah berkenaan untuk mendirikan solat Zohor bersama jam 1.40 petang.

"Difahamkan semasa di dalam rumah Syeikh Mahmud, pertemuan enam biji mata berlangsung antara Abdullah, Anwar dan Syeikh Mahmud.

"Satu perundingan juga dikatakan berlaku (antara dua tokoh politik itu) dengan Syeikh Mahmud menjadi perantaranya!" tulis Mohd Sayuti di blog peribadinya.

Bagaimanapun satu sumber dekat dengan Anwar memberitahu Malaysiakini petang ini, satu pertemuan tertutup dengan Abdullah berlangsung atas permintaan Syeikh Mahmud.

Pertemuan selama 20 minit itu membangkitkan beberapa isu, antaranya penyerahan kuasa Abdullah kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

"Ia sudah terlambat," kata perdana menteri, menurut sumber PKR itu, apabila dipersoalkan oleh Anwar berhubung kelayakan Najib memimpin negara.

Abdullah juga didakwa memberitahu Anwar bahawa masih ramai ahli-ahli parlimen Umno yang setia padanya walaupun parti itu bakal diketuai oleh Najib bulan depan.

Dalam pertemuan itu juga, perdana menteri dan penasihat PKR berjanji untuk sentiasa membuka ruang berkomunikasi antara mereka berdua.

Dalam blognya, tidak menafikan pertemuan empat mata itu, Anwar hanya berkata "terlalu banyak andaian dan tafsiran mengenai kehadiran saya dan perdana menteri di Hulu Langat tengah hari tadi."


Soalan-soalan musykil:

1. Apakah yang dimaksudkan dengan 'Ia sudah terlambat'?

2. Mengapa Zaid Ibrahim dipecat dari UMNO kerana bertemu pemimpin pembangkang sedangkan Abdullah Badawi tidak dipecat kerana bertemu Anwar Ibrahim?

3. Apakah Pak Lah hendak teruskan sebagai Menteri Kanan atau Perdana Menteri, memandangkan beliau masih mendapat kesetiaan daripada 'ramai ahli parlimen UMNO' dan sokongan Pakatan Rakyat?

4. Adakah pertemuan ini untuk memberikan tekanan kepada Najib 3 jam sebelum pembentangan bajet mini?

5. Bagaimanakah rupanya 'kerajaan perpaduan' yang dimaksudkan oleh Presiden PAS?

6. Di manakah intelligence report atau laporan perisik yang telah dikumpul oleh military intelligence yang dimiliki oleh Raja Petra dan Abdullah Badawi-Khairy Jamaluddin?

7. Apakah kaum pemodal dan cukong borjuis akan memberikan peluang kedua kepada Pak Lah meneruskan pentadbirannya?

8. Apakah pandangan Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad?

9. Apakah pula pandangan Singapura dan Amerika?


Monday, March 09, 2009

Is this the face of a Wakil Rakyat? No way, Jose!