Ong “Hornets Nests…Did they Sting you..??”

Natasha of audie61 could not help to ask MCA President Ong Tee Keat,”Have you been stung..?” He has stood on too many “TOES” and thats why there is an incessant pressure on his Presidency. Ong is not a person to “TOE THE LINE” and in many ways its also good for his leadership qualities and credibility but thats not the WAY MALAYSIANS are used to. Our way is quietly,deadly but assured of handling problems with solutions and not picking on too many “HORNETS NESTS

This article from internet portal  Malaysiakini 

Despite the torrent of blows to his leadership, MCA president Ong Tee Keat today took on a combative position in his opening address to the 56th MCA annual general meeting.

Taking pot shots at his party rivals, he also hinted that he would defend his post during the March 28 polls for the central committee in order to fulfill his party reform agenda.
mca agm 070310 ong tee keat 03According to Ong, even though the new central committee will be elected towards the end of the month, its members’ term, in accordance with the party constitution, will end in 2011.
He said that this leaves him with a one year window period to “follow through” with his “path of reforms”, thereby signalling his intention to defend his post.
Observers, on the other hand, see his former deputy Dr Chua Soi Lek as the front-runner in the contest.
We will have reelections on March 28, which is only one year before the 2011 party polls. I hope, in this one year, our party will do everything it can to move forward and it must complete the reform agenda.
“When I was in the hospital, there are people who said that I am not only suffering from pain on my leg, but also my heart. However, despite the pain, I must continue with this path.
“I have walked (this path) yesterday, and today. Tomorrow, I must do the same. There is only one more year to fulfill the reforms. I must follow through with this path of reforms,” he said.
Ovation for Ong

mca 56th agm front image 02This was met by thunderous applause from the 603 delegates present, who rose to their feet for close to a minute.

Ong again drew an eruption of applause when he said he did not care about his detractors nor about his fate as the party president.
“If you think about it, if I was so concerned about my post, then there would have been no need to disturb so many hornets’ nests,” said Ong, in reference to his attempts to probe the Port Klang Free Zone scandal.
Ong today defended his reform agenda but admitted that he was too hasty, thus making enemies with those with vested interest.
“Reforms cannot be accomplished overnight. It must go through a period of pain. The leader of the reforms can fall at the slightest mis-step. At the slightest mis-step, he can become the enemy of all.
“Perhaps I was too hasty with reforms. Thus, I again extend my apologies to all my comrades… We all have different opinions, but we must have the sense of camaraderie. Let’s not treat ‘him’ as the enemy.”
Ong said all reforms undertaken will be witnessed by the masses and it must be carried out to fulfill the wishes of the party members, the public and to uphold democracy.
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Sarawak Lawyers,”What happened..??”

It seems that most of Sarawak Lawyers are afraid to show their colours says a political source to audie61. There are all in the profession as a means of making a living and thus do not want to offend or does not want to be seen to represent any political divide.

Apparently this protests ,‘Judicial Independence and Condemn Arson’ smses was circulated widely. However the turnout of Lawyers was not even 1% of the total smses  that was sent out. A lot of effort was put in..Hmmm

 audie61 met Chong Chieng Jen who was on his rounds meeting the constituents and selling the “Rocket-DAP newsletter”  on Saturday and he was very upbeat and enthusiastic about the Monday protests. The turnout must have been a very bad letdown especially when there was so much expectations from the legal fraternity. A source  said this to us this morning,”Apparently the remote control did not work as planned. The control switch only managed to get PKR Sarawak Information chief See Chee How and 2 other lady lawyers and two male lawyers from PKR  as seen from the pictures in the main stream media.” Isn’t this disappointing..???’ Strange,where are the other DAP lawyers..??

The internet blog Hornbill Unleashed has a full report of this event but the question remains and asked by many,”Whatever happened to all Sarawak Lawyers..?” Too busy making money….if you know what I mean was a remark from one of the coffee shop clienteles in which audie61 and crew had breakfast this morning.  

A political watcher said the organisers needs to go back to their drawing boards and retrace where their planning and event management let them down. Is this a clear message to them from the Sarawak legal fraternity..?? 

TRUTH BE TOLD:- Sarawak  lawyers have their own mindset and only if their rice bowls are shaken/overturned  they will not/want not to participate in rallies or protests. 

“BIG FISH NOW PLEASE BIG MAN”

Updated:- 4.30pm DAP leader Lim Kit Siang has challenged newly-appointed Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Abu Kassim Mohamed to show that he can lead the anti-graft body towards becoming more independent, non-partisan and professional.investigations against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and Selangor exco member Ean Yong Hian Wah.

lim kit siang 030606In a statement today, he also told Abu Kassim that it is important for the body to attain “national and international confidence and recognition as a foremost graft buster in the league of Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)”.

Lim also urged him to direct the Selangor police to drop the “baseless”

There is a new man at the helm at the MACC. He has received his papers from the Yang Di Pertuan Agong this morning. According to our informed newspaper source who could not interview him the new BIG MAN is in a hurry and his body language does show that “HE WILL BE AN ALL ACTION MAN.” 

The groundswell has already been building up and many people when asked are of the same opinion that unless he goes for the BIG FISH he will still be like those before him.  What is term the BIG FISH we shall know when he gets down to it and puts his foot down on it

We shall see and below is the article posted by the internet portal Malaysiakini. 

Abu Kassim Mohamed has been sworn in as the new Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner today.

macc official launch 240209 abu kassimThe 48-year-old top graft buster has received his appointment letter from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong at the Istana Terengganu in Kuala Lumpur.

Abdu Kassim left the palace without talking to waiting journalists at about 10.40am.

Abu Kassim replaces Ahmad Said Hamdan, who submitted a written notice to have his contract of service shortened from May 25, 2010 to Dec 31, 2009.

Among those present at the swearing-in included Ahmad Said, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Aziz and Inspector-General of Police Musa Hasssan.

MACC’s tainted reputation

The new chief commissioner inherits an agency whose reputation was severely tainted following the death of DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock last year.

The commission has also been criticised for allegedly practicing double standards when it comes to investigating Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat politicians.

Abu Kassim has a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang and Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the Michigan State University, United States.

He joined the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on Sept 1, 1984 as an investigation officer. ACA was later renamed as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission last year.

Abu Kassim also served as director of planning and policy coordinator at the ACA headquarters, ACA director for Perak and Penang, director of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy and was seconded to Amanah Raya Berhad as its head of Integrity.

He was appointed deputy director-general (operations) of the ACA on Jan 1, 2001 and with the enforcement of the new Act on Jan 1, 2009, he was appointed deputy chief commissioner of MACC.

 Can We Count on Him Going After And Catching THE BIG FISH…???

Anwar “Who the Big Fishes …??”

Seems the authorities are beginning to rope in the culprits who has been oversiphoning the rakyats money in the PKFZ scandal. The inital costs of 2 billion spiralled to 4.6 billion for the massive 400-hectare integrated cargo distribution hub.

The question in everyones mouth and not only Anwar the opposition leadersmind is,”Who is next and also the bigger players should not be allowed to escape..??? ”

Anwar further added,” We welcome this although it is a small move. I hope this is not the beginning of a cover-up on the issue.” All the major tabloids local and foreign and internet blogs will be covering the latest developments. If  the Government does come down hard on those found to have played a part in the Scandal it will elevate the country and certainly boost foreign confidence and bring back losts investments.

The fun ride for some is beginning to come to an end and those unfortunate scapegoats will be hoping that they will not be the ONLY ONES..

DAP Voon-“Time’s Up on N11”

According to our sources there are speculations that DAP Assemblyman would not be picked to stand as the DAP preferred candidate for this incoming State elections. He is also considered as a loner and is deprived of information on DAP state matters. Are this back biting ssufficient for DAP to drop him out of reckoning? Are they more pressing matters?

Could his so called racial “overtones at the recent DUN sitting  be the FINAL NAIL for the DAP hierarchy to stop him from going for a second term? There are more questions than answers and as far as the recent spat with the Backbenchers Chairman is concerned we would be hearing more of it as time develops. We learnt this all from some reliable veteran observers and they say the Back biting is getting serious as far as YB Voon is concerned.

Back biting in a politcal party as we know is very damaging.It can be used by certain quarters as part of their scheme to secure political positions or steer their way into positions as favoured candidates. The members in the party will dictate the status quo of the the day and it seems Voon will be the FALL GUY.

 

He is facing his toughest battle not only internally in DAP but also against outside forces of the Police Report and the allegations of criminal intimidation and the various smses which are already in the hands of the Police. A date in court will do him more harm than good and if the case is not in his favour he will have to relinquish his position. {The tasty bits of information we will reveal later as it might jeorpadise the  police investigations}

No doubt this back biting did not stem from outside forces but usually it starts from a close insider source. The pursuit of such an opportunity for the DAP aspiring candidate will ensure that his dream of taking the coveted chair away from Voon is done and in doing so it is a convenient TOOL to achieve the preferred goal.

This unholy way many have succeeded and Voon should just look over his shoulder as the messages that is being spread now will reach a wide influence and impact and it may even shape the public opinion though DAP Voon might  gain public sympathy through his stand at the recent DUN.

All though is not too well for Voon and he knows what is coming and he is trying to change the rising tide towards his nose. The wizards of back biting will see this as the greatest opportune time to PUSH THE DAGGER in towards Voons chest and it is up to him to come out fighting. Will he be able to cop this time round?

 It seems that mosts political analysts points Voon to losing the battle this time round BUT as alwys there might just be some HOPE if he quietly goes off in the sunset…..   

Voon faces his toughest battle just yet and it has not been a good November for him……………

Liow “Accept or Resign”

Updated from Malaysiakini- Home Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the decision by ROS was based on three main factors – the country laws, the Societies Act 1996 and the MCA constitution.

“Should the matter be taken to court, we, at the ministry, and ROS will explain and defend the decision,” he told a news conference at the Parliament lobby here today.
liow tiong lai

Liow Tiong Lai and his renegades in MCA have tasted the bitter sweet of party politics and the learning process of it all is a rocky and winding road to the top. Politics never takes prisoners and if he was to fall by the wayside and does not accept the decisions he will be affixing his very own signature to his own MCA DEATH WARRANT.

The ROS has spoken and no one should and can dispute it as it clearly states in the Societies Act 1966(Act 335 ) & regulations.-18c Decision of political party to be final and conclusive.

{ The decision of a political party or any person authorised by it or by its constitution or rules or regulations made thereunder on the interpretation of its constitution,rules or regualtions or any matter relating to the affairs of the party shall be final and conclusive and such decision shall not be challenged,appealed against,reviewed,quashed or called in questionb in any court on any ground,and no court shall have jurisdiction to entertain or determine any suit,application,question or proceeding on any ground regarding the validity of the decision.}

Larry sng

That is the very reason which also saw to the end of problems in Party Rakyat Sarawak in which there was the factional infighting for two years between James Masing and Larry Sng. The ROS declared James the legitimate President and Larry’s man just left him and the party and joined PKR enbloc. Liow the options and the door has just slammed shut on you with the PM agreeing to the decision.

So Liow now are you ready to bow down and accept the truth or leave MCA. This is the statement copied from Malaysiakini,’ Speaking at a press conference in Parliament, the Barisan Nasional chieftain described the ROS’ stunning decision as “purely legal”..

According to Najib, this is how the ROS interpreted the MCA constitution.

“The constitution is based on certain provisions which requires two-thirds majority to remove anyone in the party whether appointed or elected.

“Now based on that, that is why they (ROS) said Chua is still the deputy and this is the same provision that keeps Ong Tee Keat as president,” he said.

Najib added that the ROS has to be consistent as it cannot make two different decisions when the case is the same.”You cannot have one principle on the president, and another on the deputy. MCA has decided that part of the constitution, the ROS only interpreted the constitution,” he said

Liow said that he reserves the right he reserves the right to file an appeal or take the matter to court.

My friend Mr.Health Minister please wise up and take your time and you will not regret it. The journey has just started for you but if you just insists to follow that path of CONFRONTATIONAL Politics you will always be used as a Hand Grenade and others will benefit from your irrational ways.

We would also recommend you to read this from an internet blog,” Sarawak’s renewed political hopes. Many have tried and have failed to challenge the Presidents of respective parties. Will you be able to create this historical breakthrough…???

After You MACC…Now We go for Zorro

Certainly Chua Soi Lecks reinstatement by ROS must have come as a shocker to many in the political fraternity. The MACC coming down on Political corruption is commendable but more needs to be unearthed by MACC. Now according to this blog the Police are following suit and calling in Zorro  a fellow blogger to answer a few questions over a cup of coffee hmmm. Malaysia is indeed going through some pretty interesting times dont you think so…….

many-colours-11

zorroZorro called me about 6 o’clock this evening to say that he had been summoned to appear at the police commercial crime division near the Bank Negara train station tomorrow afternoon at 3pm.

Seems they want to question him on something that was posted on his blog. Don’t know what at this time

This old @*+% and I probably disagree on more things than that which we agree on.

One thing, though, that we share in common.

We will not tolerate any attempt by the authorities to silence the dissenting voices in civil society.

Ashok and I will accompany Zorro as his solicitors tomorrow when he attends at the police HQ.

Would be nice if the many of you who have urged Zorro by your comments on his blog to continue with his writings would make the time to be there to show solidarity with our friend in his hour of need.