Sunday, November 16, 2008

Life is Bizarre! (2)

Reward for Scoundrels, Punishment for Those Walking the Talk.

Bizarrarity2 from NegaraKu, stolen from;
meanwhile, please be Ms Patience w'ile I hunt for BizzararityWan from NegaraKu that I intimated Yesterday -- when all my troubles seemed so far away:) -- I'd search for hiding shyly like furongknight AnakMerdeka in some archives.

Only the good die young
Posted by Super Admin
Friday, 14 November 2008 09:38

The Special Branch stood by helplessly as Ramlang spoke at ceramah after ceramah to set the record straight on what happened in the Federal Territory mosque the day Saiful swore on the Quran that Anwar had sodomised him.


The Pink Panther

Ariff Shah anticipated he would win the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election by at least 5,000 votes. Anwar Ibrahim’s camp, in turn, was confident they would win, but probably by 10,000 votes or so. This would mean Anwar’s win would be lower than Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s 13,000-vote majority in the 8 March 2008 general election.

This would be a disaster. Anwar must win by a majority higher than Wan Azizah’s. And a plan was required to achieve this. They needed to pull a rabbit out of the hat. And the plan was like a plot from a spy story and executed with military precision to boot.

An operations centre was set up in a hotel about half an hour from the heart of the Permatang Pauh election campaign. The purpose was to poll the voters’ sentiments, in particular the Malay voters who made up the majority of the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency. What were the issues troubling the voters? What was foremost in their minds?

The thing needling the Malay voters in Permatang Pauh was as to why Anwar did not also swear on the Quran in a mosque that he did not sodomise Saiful Bukhari Azlan. Saiful had done the so and swore than Anwar did sodomise him. Why won’t Anwar do the same and swear that he did not?

The simple-minded Malay voters did not seem to realise that such a ritual is not part of Islamic teachings. One does not use the Quran and God to gain political mileage. Furthermore, if Anwar were to do so smack in the middle of an election campaign, it would be interpreted even more that Anwar is doing so merely to gain more votes. That move could backfire badly and could in fact result in some lost voters rather than help gain more.

Instead of aping Saiful, Anwar had to discredit what the young man had done and prove to the voters that the oath was all a farce and of no substance. And to do that they needed the very imam who had taken Saiful’s oath to confirm so.

Contact was made with the imam, Ramlang Porigi, who was in Kuala Lumpur. The imam was suffering bouts of guilt conscience and he was troubled by the whole episode. He was an unwitting participant in what he considered a character assassination exercise. He did not know at the time they summoned him to the mosque what it was all about. He was appalled when he discovered what they were up to but he was trapped and could not get out of it. How now to rectify the injustice done to Anwar?

The imam was pleased when contact was finally made. Yes he would be very happy to spill the beans and inform the public how they set up the so-called oath-taking ceremony and the flaws in the whole exercise. And he was prepared to take centre-stage and reveal the truth.

Imam Ramlang was scheduled to make an appearance two days before polling day, the most crucial period in the by-election campaign when Umno would go all out in the dash to the finishing line. His family was spirited to safety and Ramlang went underground. Two days before the election they brought him up to Penang in a convoy of cars and superbikes that would spring into action and whisk him away in the event they set up roadblocks and attempt to detain the imam.

The convoy arrived in Penang at 5.00pm without incident. Ramlang was scheduled to make his first appearance at 7.00pm to address a mosque congregation. And when he did, the women in the congregation were reduced to tears and the men surged forward to hug him and shake his hand.

The exercise was a success.

Ramlang was to make his next appearance at a massive rally later that night. All the top opposition leaders plus Anwar himself would be addressing a crowd of 30,000. That would be when Anwar would garner an additional 5,000 votes and secure a majority exceeding his wife’s in the 8 March 2008 general election.

Two imams dressed in robes and turbans were brought to the rally escorted by a full complement of security personnel. They were merely decoys. The crowd surged forward, Special Branch officers amongst them. They strained their necks in trying to get a look at the imams who coolly took their time to stroll through the crowd. Everyone was trying to figure out which of the two imams was Ramlang. Ramlang, meanwhile, was smuggled in through the back, dressed in a tracksuit. Before they realised it Ramlang was on stage addressing the crowd.

As soon as he finished they whisked him away and sent him into hiding. Around midnight word got out that the order from Kuala Lumpur had been given to detain Ramlang. The security boys bundled him into a car and smuggled him out of Penang. The Special Branch scoured the whole of Penang looking for the imam to no avail. Ramlang was safely housed in the neighbouring state far from the long arms of the men in blue from Bukit Aman. His family too had by then disappeared and the Special Branch did not know where to find them.

Security was beefed up when Ramlang made his next appearance on the eve of the by-election. They badly wanted to get their hands on him but not even a fly could penetrate the wall of security men. The Special Branch stood by helplessly as Ramlang spoke at ceramah after ceramah to set the record straight on what happened in the Federal Territory mosque the day Saiful swore on the Quran that Anwar had sodomised him.

Anwar won the Permatang Pauh by-election with a majority higher than the general election just months before that. Ramlang went back to Kuala Lumpur to lead his normal life again, if that was now possible in the aftermath of Anwar’s impressive win that to a large extent could be credited to what the imam revealed to the Permatang Pauh voters.

The government did not dare sack Ramlang. But they did put him in cold storage. A few days ago, when they thought that all had by now calmed down and people had forgotten the whole episode, they sent the imam a show cause letter with a view to terminate his services.

Ramlang has been given two week to justify why he should not be sacked from his government job. He had cost Umno the Permatang Pauh by-election. Anwar won with a higher majority than expected because the imam had revealed the truth. Revealing the truth is not something that a God-fearing imam should do. A good imam is supposed to serve the government, not serve God.

Ramlang does not want to resign even though he is being pressured to do so. If they want him out then they can sack him. He will accept that fate if that is what God has in store for him. All he did was to tell the truth. All he did was to reveal what really happened, which is opposite to what the government-controlled TV stations are saying. He fears God more than he fears man, as what all God-fearing imams should be like.

The government’s move to sack Imam Ramlang Porigi will just make matters worse for Umno. Instead of redeeming itself Umno will just incur the wrath of the people. God-fearing men who tell the truth are punished. Scoundrels are rewarded. That is the message Umno will send to the people.



What's happening in NegaraKu maketh Desi want to spirit away to my 20million

and I will sing wit' my buddies/buds feting on CON BF BRUNCH LUNCH DINNER and SUPPER awe dayz, nightz, lazy afrenoonz too:) ~~~~~~~~


Home on the Range
Written By: Brewster Higley, Music By: Daniel Kelley,
Copyright: Unknown

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam
And the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

How often at night when the heavens are bright
With the light from the glittering stars
Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed
If their glory exceeds that of ours

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Where the air is so pure, the zephyrs so free
The breezes so balmy and light
That I would not exchange my home on the range
For all of the cities so bright

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Oh, I love those wild flow'rs in this dear land of ours
The curlew, I love to hear scream
And I love the white rocks and the antelope flocks
That graze on the mountaintops green

Home, home on the range
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Rain or Shine, the Seremabn Vigil Goes On ...

Because Serembanknights are caring -- daring2? -- souls.

Although it rained cats and dogs and wolves last Friday an hour before the scheduled start of the THIRD SEREMBAN ANTI-ISA CANDLELIGHT VIGIL at Dataran Seremban Park, the pom-pom gals led by angelA and the tom-tom boys led by Des, or ws it zorro aweDAway fromKuala Lumpur, were in full swing.

It was a small and intimate gathering of 50 Furongknights -- many came armed with umbrellas as a heavy downfall at 7.00pm prevented a punctual start planned for 8.00PM -- the message from a special Vigil envoy from Kuala Lumpur Sdr Bernrad Khoo aka zorro was that it is not the numbers -- but the spirit of solidarity for fellow Malaysian brothers number 60-plus still victims of ISA langishing at Kamunting camp that lifted the morale and spirits of all those present. At least half of those who braved the rain have now become familiar faces to Desi. "Syabas and keep the candle flame burning, mateys!" and it was a unanimous decision that vvvvvvve shall meet again, same time, same place next Friday, November 21.

Just a quick wrapup of the evening's pretty informal fellowship -- three wakil rakyat (SA from DAP for Nilai, Kepayang and Senawag) were present to give short messages of endorsement for the freedom and human rights crusade the vigils represent. The good thing was "deliveries" were made in all the major languages ofmuhibbah in NegaraKU -- Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin!

A special appearance was made by a PSM spokesman< I'll call him Daudara socialist like Desi:)(minta maaf, I did not get your nama! -- See you againnext week and i'll record:) -- he promoted among the participants a sepcial event his party is progressing, nation-wide Cyclothon IN Suppoer of Six Appeals, including one on the Abolishment of the Internal Security Act. The press members present wer kindly invited to attend a Press Conference on this Cyclothon the following day (November 15, 2008) at the Dataran. (Well, for the record, as I post this, the PC is now over by a few hours ~~ Desi)

Desi usedthis vigil occasion to do some soft PR for the Centre for Policy Initiatives, distributing extarcts from the organisation's website -- -- an article by leading blogger Haris Ibrahim (who was present all the way from Kuantan the previous Friday when surprise Raja Petra Kamarudin and his lovely wife, Marina, graced the occasion after gaining his freedom just several hours before!)

Dear ER here, please surf to the following ***link to read the article about the minor victory in a court of lwat that rendered RPK back into the arena where he rightly belongs -- WIT' THE RAKYAT!


Haris I and Art Harun on RPK's freedom case

Bloggers Buzz
Written by various
Sunday, 09 November 2008 11:43
Two gazes at the hard work by the legal team, the sgnificance and emotions arising from the court case which raised cheers and caused many Malaysians to jump in jubilation last Friday (November , 2008) -- an important crossroads for the Malaysian nation fighting for human rights and justice. It is cause for hope and celebration, but the challenges ahead remain -- THE ANTI-ISA CAMPAIGN MUST GO ON, THE CANDLELIGHT VIGILS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL NEGARAKU SEES THE END OF THE INTERNAL SECURITY ACT. Here the gazing starts with two Bloggers who are in the forefront in the anti-ISA crusade. ~~ YL Chong, Editor, CPI


Gaze 1:

The People’s Parliament
We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers - Emmeline Pankhurst

An ounce of courage, a few good men, and the prayers of the good people of this nation

By Haris Ibrahim

November 7, 2008

A few days ago, in answer to the question, ‘How should a judge endear him / herself to the Bar’ that was posed in cyberspace, I offered this, in response :

‘Treat lawyers with the same courtesy that the judges themselves expect be shown to them, hear impartially and devoid of any bias, and decide according to the law, without fear or favour.

No more, no less’


Gaze 2:

RPK's Release: A Tapestry of Thoughts and Emotions

By Art Harun

Saturday, November 8, 2008

After having a "super kow" Nescafe tarik at the Pelita restaurant near the Shah Alam Court, I drove back to my office in Kuala Lumpur for a lunch appointment. RPK was ordered to be released about an hour before. I was elated. I was emotionally drained. I was satisfied.

The scale of what Imtiaz, myself and the battery of lawyers involved in the RPK's habeas corpus application had managed to achieve had however yet to fully sink in. On the Federal Highway, I received calls after calls and text message after text message. News traveled fast in these days and age. Barely 45 minutes after the order was made, for example, an old schoolmate of mine called from Kedah to congratulate me. He said he saw the news on TV.

I was pumped up with adrenalin. I was oblivious to whatever things which were happening around me. The slow Friday crawl on the Federal Highway gave me time to really ponder and reflect at what had just happened in Court that morning. But the main feeling was one of disbelief.

It was when the coffee lady was serving me coffee in my office that the full magnitude of it all began to sink in. The whole office had known of the RPK case was won earlier. In-house e-mails were sent to everyone in the firm as soon as my secretary received the news from me. I took a sip of the hot coffee. The coffee lady stood there, not leaving my office as she would usually do after putting my obligatory mug of coffee on my desk. I looked at her. She smiled.

"Boss, you menang itu Botak punya kes ah?", she asked.

Before I could answer, she followed up, "saya tadak tau Boss buat itu kes. Itu Botak sekarang sudah keluar ah? Itu macam bagus ah..."

The "Botak" was of course RPK. There she was, a coffee lady, who could barely speak Malay or English, whose function in my office was to serve all of us coffee, twice a day, expressing her happiness that the "Botak's" case had been won!

I said, "ya, itu Botak nanti petang mau keluar".

She smiled and walked towards the door. Almost thankful to me. Almost grateful to me for making her day.

At that moment, it all sank in.


The ladies ably led by angelA, to whom Des is co-pilot in coordinating the Seremban Vigils for three sessions now -- were scheduled to perform some LINE-DANCING. In view of the soothing weathing, they decided to leave the danzing to next Friday. Thanks to song-themer Ms SIEW FA, vvvvvvve chorus the night away with our special furongknightly renditions of

* Where have all the flowers gone?

** And I HAVE A DREAM -- Yes, we all have our Malaysian Dream:) I believe I heard somene whisper, Furongknights' rendition on November 14, 2008 ****taped at 9.30PM surpassed the AbbA's, Mama Mia!

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything

If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels

When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream - I have a dream

I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
And my destination makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness still another mile
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream
Ill cross the stream - I have a dream

**** ANECDOTE by YL Chong:(

The newshound in me made me detour to two gentlemen under an umbrella at about 9.15PM and this converse followed:

"Salam brudder, selamat datang. You dari PAS atau PKR ke?"
"Tak, mari engok saja..." (rounghly-lah,my recall as the reply was prettyNsoft!)
"I jemput saudara jika nak berucap, ke depan untuk share-lah pandangan anda ..."
"Tak payah-lah, ..." (I believe they were both quite SHY! ala wan anakmerdeka, a fellow furongknight blogger for whom I've reserved a signed kopi of MN V:)I left her my number, she still prefers to remain Cik ANON:) A state of affair which I respect!:)

++++OR mayhaps, I later realised, they came for mistakenly assuming angelA and Des were offering SpecialBrunch!:):)++++ Food4Thought

CHOW! It's adieu for now, not goodbuy:)
Till we meet again next Fridae, 8pm same place.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

THIRD ANTI-ISA Seremban Candlelight Vigil

on Friday November 14, 2008, beginning 8.00pm.

I ***bum-ped into a Furongknight this morning at Temiang and he came up to greAt Des, asked about how angelA was after her arrest at PJ Anti-ISA Candlelight Vigil last week. I smiled and replied that all is well that ends well.

He then asked now that RPK aka Pete has been released from ISA detention, would the Candlelight Vigils in Seremban gon on ... I said with a caital Y and a s-mile seen by my Blogger matey Bernard Khoo aka zorro 40miles away -- YES!:)

Third Consecutive Friday, ie TOMORROW -- Please come. Alone. With family. With friends. To show that wit' PEOPLE'S POWER, VVVVVVVe can do anything!

BECAUSE VVVVVVVe, the people, believe
In the power of united vision and concerted efforts
BECAUSE VVVVVVVe, the people, hope
The spirit moves, hills, valleys and mountains.
BECAUSE VVVVVVVe, the people, care
And will continue to care, and dare



Written by YL Chong
in cahoots with angelA and zorro

Following two successful *Anti-ISA Candlelight Vigils last Friday and the Friday preceding in Seremban, the same group of concerned citizens in the capital city of Negri Sembilan are organising the Third Vigil aimed at gathering a larger crowd than the first Vigil's 150 and the second's 200+.


In Solidarity with All ISA Detainees, numbering 60-plus


Date/Time: Friday, November 14, 2008 at 8.00PM – 10.00PM

Contact: ANGELA OOI 019-3628367
YL Chong 012-9702285 (Ref:


EXCERPT from "Midnight Voices and Other Poems" (see July 7, 2007 Post at by Desiderata-YL Chong + Companion Essay POETRY as a Special Medium of Communication; published April 2007; pages 89 and 90:

In April/ May 2003 at the height of the US-led war on Iraq, my thoughts went back to the ‘60s, when the Vietnam War took a heavy toll on both Americans and Vietnamese, and the rumination inspired the following poem:

Warfront Faraway

The United States and allies have been
Raining missiles on Iraq for eight days now
Targetting a tyrant called Saddam Hussein

Soldiers, civilians have fallen dead
Iraqi more than American or British
But the blood that oozed was commonly red

Peoples across the nations protest
They clamour for a ceasefire
They do not understand, they ask:
"Mr President Bush, Why war?"

I too do not understand
Why they see the warfront far away
At home the destitute, the downtrodden,
Women and children are crying, dying
The citizens face daily war
Against hunger, discrimination, injustice

Who'd pause for these unprotesting victims?
Born of leaders who only see
The War on the far horizon

42. Charity Begins at Home

When the Vietnamese refugees came by the boatloads off Malaysian shores to escape the war in their homeland; some reports, later denied, stated that the authorities even wanted them to be “shot”, later weakly amended to wanting the refugees to “be shoo-ed away”! It’s hypocrisy of the highest order that humans often ignored that sufferings of fellow humans in the neighborhood, but wanted to practise “charity” on war victims like widows and orphans on the warfront faraway. Yes, there was an instance when a homeless local woman had to depend of using a shop’s facilities to have her daily baths, and shared in the food thrown her way by the shop’s patrons, but when the Welfare Department knew of her case, the “generous” charity handed out was an allowance of RM100 a month! But they throw away millions for a fund just for one war victim from far, far away because the latter case enjoyed much fanfare and received VIP treatment.

May these participants be reminded that “Charity begins at home” – and these are some of the sentiments that inspired my writing this “war” poem in the midst of US-led war against Iraq earlier this year. Quite often it is the 15 minutes of media fame that provided the motivation for donors of charity. It’s all so easy to criticise other parties engaged in a war, about the death and carnage wrought on civilians and women and children, but they forget on the homefront, it’s daily warfare too -- on the streets littered with runaway children, or homeless old folks who can’t afford two square meals a day. Armchair critics need reminding that “war” is not just about soldiers engaged in combat in Afghanistan or the West Bank in Palestine, it’s just as real in the neighbourhood for homeless children and youths.

It is appropriate to end this section on war with the soulful lyrics in one stanza from “Where have all the flowers gone?” popularised in the ‘60s by The Brothers Four, so relevant to not just Americans but all thinking citizens worldwide, because in one way or another, the Vietnam war impacted on peoples throughout planet earth:

Where have all the soldiers gone? long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone? long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards ev’ry one
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

JUBILATION -- Read on to find out WHY!

JUBILTATION is seeing the wira championing the cause of civil rights and human justice for all Malaysians FINALLY AMONG US IN PERSON, touching, feeling and linking hands with Serembanknights singing the SONG OF FREEDOM and HOPE from about 9.00pm at the Dataran Seremban Park.

Raja Petra Kamarudin is back in the battle field -- still carrying the torch for some 60-plus ISA detainees held against their will at the Kamuntig camp. Centrally, that was his message, continue to show concern and care for those still held as detainees, some for as long as EIGHT BLARDY LONG YEARS OF THE BEST PART OF THEIR MALAYSIAN LIVES!RPK did not talk about the sad pligt befalling himself; it is for thosee 60+ fellow Malaysians he spent about two months with and who shared his joy of gaining freedom because they know RPK will still lead the fight against the dehumanising ISA.

This is a short Post -- made long by a few recalls of GLAD SOUNDS!:):) -- because Desi feels that the fact that we achieved a minor triumph means we have more battles ahead. Don't sound too joyful yet as there are hills to climb and many hurdles to cross ahead before VVVVVVVe, the Rakyat, reach the peak where People's Power rules supreme, not UMNO supremacy. The ISA is the shield these enemies of the People use to safeguard their Ketuanan Melayu and Robber-barons who hide under the guise of safegiarding the land called NegaraKu when they are the very ones robbing the nation's resources (Petronas oil riches -- where art thou?) and people dry.

Let's take a breather and thanks all your comrades who made up the numers of about 250 last night at the Second Seremban Candlelight Vigil for Anti-ISA war. We won a small battle, there is still the war to be fought -- until the much-abused-by-the-UMNO iblis INTERNAL SECURITY ACT is abolished and that would be the greatest triumph of awe!

May we hear the Gladdest Sound of Awe! When the ISA is buried along with the UMNO-led Government!

The Gladdest Sound....


Saturday November 8, 2008
Court orders Raja Petra's release from ISA detention

**** Use your creative mind to "imagine" the jubilation!
even as you chorus-ed John Lennon's peace message last night:)-- Desi***

Court frees Raja Petra

Going home: Malaysia Today editor Raja Petra Kamaruddin and his wife Marina Lee Abdullah leaving the Shah Alam High Court after his release from detention under the ISA Friday. - GLENN GUAN/The Star

Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin, editor of popular news portal Malaysia Today, was freed after the High Court here allowed his application for a writ of habeas corpus seeking his release.

High Court judge Justice Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad found his two-year detention order under the Internal Security Act unlawful.

The Bar Council welcomed the decision, saying “it gives us hope that the judiciary will act with courage, integrity and independence when the liberty of an individual is threatened by the arbitrary use of power under the ISA”.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abd Aziz said the Government may appeal against the court decision.


An earlier Gladdest Sound...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ah, the gladdest sound for a long time

Once I was familiar wit the refrain -- The most beautiful sound I ever heard, Maria, Maria, Maria...

Today I read the gladdest sound for a long, long w'ile yet in NegaraKu, so do I tell Y&A Sabrina Down Under "See, there is some HOPE nyet?" And to another Y&A Theels in the UK "Come home to Malaysia, we need you!" and to yet another Younger Malaysian working abroad in Sri Lanka, "Sdr Imran, don't run, balik kampung, ada Harapan lagi!"

From theSUN,(unlike you cheapskates, I pay RM0.30 for the daily kopi!:( -- page 1 October 19, 2007

RM2.5m for

'The award of exemplary damages is
necessary to show the abhorrence of
the court of the gross abuse of an awesome
power under the Internal Security Act."
~~ Judge Mohd Hishamudin

The successful litigant was former ISA detainee Abdul Malek Hussin,
who suffered a 57-day police detention in 1988 which was declared "unlawful".

Abdul Malek, who is also Chairman of the Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections, told the press he felt vindicated by the judgement, adding that the findings of the court were more reasons why the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) should be set up.

After a tea-break, Desi came back to see the following summary of RPK's latest posting (thanks madmonk!:):

RE: Raja Petra's Narration of Ali Rustam's Speech at PPP Annual State Convention) ,2007

Main message: by UMNO Malacca Menteri Besar Ali Rustam to PPP delegates

"UMNO does not need support from BN component parties. UMNO is un-sinkable (unlike the Titanic). Even God can't sink UMNO.

Chinese and Indians can go back to China and India respectively. PPP can leave BN anytime or immediately. PPP will not get any seat in Malacca."

DESIDERATA: I've written at least two articles headed akin to ARROGANCE OF POWER related to this Chief Minister who could tell off a component party leader to fly kite", so what would he tell Opposition supporters like me? "Ship out, izzit?"

I surfed to the ORI at, and RPK -- whether in rumour or humour and in serious mode, go ask the Prince!as sometimes he is like Desi, with a sense of weird humour and rumour and some DDC!:) --he ended the said article quoted by madmonk with --teasing thee withjest last two paras, cun?


"There is much speculation on who will be Najib’s Deputy when he takes over as Prime Minister. This question has been satisfactorily answered on 15 October 2007. Ali Rustam made it clear that he and not the Prime Minister makes the decisions. As far as Ali Rustam is concerned the Prime Minister pengecut, the Perak Menteri Besar is kaki bodek while the Pahang Menteri Besar is gila who does crazy things. Yes, that leaves only him remaining as the most suitable candidate to become the next Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Hmm.....should I seriously consider migrating?"


Pondering over the ending remark, I now withdraw my AP(knot-of-RM20k-generating-kind:(peal to twain-shalt-meet penangpearls, Theels and Sabrina, and Imranto return to NegaraKu. Perhaps not. mGf, You make up thy own mind. I waver a lot nowadays.See you, or mayhaps knot.


UPDATEd @4.55pm:

From cometh some records which show the siting judge was indeed a special breed. He is our guiding light in this present tunnel of dark justice overhanging the Judiciary.

"SYABAS!" is in order to Yang Arif Mohd Hishamudin:

Mohd Hishamudin
Mohd Yunus

Turning point in the judiciary?
Kim Quek

5:16pm, Thu: Justice Mohd Hishamudin Mohd Yunus' judgment to release the two Internal Security Act detainees is the first courageous judicial act to defend the constitution against excesses of the executive in a long, long time.

Ever since the former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas was sacked for resisting interference from the Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 1987, the entire judiciary has been completely cowed by the executive, so much so that it has become a rubber stamp to the will of the executive, particularly in cases of conflict between the ruling power and its opponents.

This notoriety of our judiciary reached a zenith during the infamous trials of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, when the shameful and despicable conduct of the courts brought universal condemnation and ridicule.

Within this oppressive environment, Justice Hishamudin's courage and integrity deserves our admiration and congratulations. Through his act, he has opened a small window to let in fresh air to our suffocated judiciary. It is hoped that this small stream of fresh air will eventually grow to a gush of strong wind to restore our judiciary to what it should be, a true defender of the constitution, as indicated by our new chief justice.

In our moment of elation, let us be vigilant to see that Justice Hishamudin is not victimised in any way for his courageous act. And if that should happen, let the whole nation stand up to defend him.

On a more sombre note, this incident demonstrates how utterly low our judiciary has sunk to. The balance of facts and law in this habeas corpus case is so overwhelmingly tilted in favour of the applicant that in any democracy, the judgment would have been a foregone conclusion.

But in Malaysia, it is a surprise to the nation and possibly a shock to the executive, as this kind of judicial event has never happened in most people's memory.

Not only that, it is celebrated as a historical event.


30 May 2001 will be remembered in Malaysian history as a day when the people's long suppressed hopes for justice were rekindled by a learned, honest and courageous judge whose refusal to accept the Internal Security Act (ISA) struck at the very heart of repressive law and oppressive rule in this country.
On 30 May 2001, Justice Dato' Mohd Hishamuddin Mohd Yunus, in the Shah Alam High Court, ruled that the detention of two Parti Keadilan Nasional leaders, N Gobalakrishnan and Abdul Ghani Haroon, under ISA was unlawful. Justice Mohd Hishamuddin ordered the Police to release them immediately.

In making his ruling, Justice Mohd Hishamuddin added that the detentions had been carried out in bad faith, violated the detainees'constitutional rights, and ignored their procedural rights.

Justice Mohd Hishamuddin also ordered the Police not to re-arrest Gobalakrishnan and Abdul Ghani for at least twenty-four hours. This was an unprecedented order given past Police practice of immediately re-arresting the rare ISA victim who was freed by the Courts.

Justice Mohd Hishamuddin even told Parliament that `it is high time' to reconsider the relevance of ISA so as to prevent and minimize abuses of law by the authorities.

The Malaysian people will see in Justice Mohd Hishamuddin's ruling the beginning of the end to an unfortunate tradition of judicial reluctance to challenge the use of draconian legislation and brutal force by a regime that has increasingly set aside the rule of law.

Together with all Malaysians who are concerned with Justice, Freedom and the Rule of Law in this country, Aliran salutes both Judge and Judgment for this historic defence of the Constitution, civil liberties and human rights.

Until the full written judgment is available, Aliran reproduces, below, excerpts from the oral judgment delivered by Justice Mohd Hishamuddin to permit Malaysian citizens to appreciate some of the legal and political issues involved:

On why the further incarceration of the detainees was in breach of the Constitution: `The affidavits by the respondents are vague in nature and inadequate. The grounds for arrest must be clearly stated in the affidavit and it cannot simply parrot the provisions in the Constitution. There must be some reasonable amount of particulars (on the grounds of arrest) to be fair to the detainee who believes he is innocent.'

On how the Police ignored procedures: `The Inspector General of Police and director of Special Branch have prematurely made up their minds to detain them for the 30 days well beyond that stated in the ISA. The IGP and director of SB have ignored procedural rights.'

On the Police's denial of visits by families or legal counsel: `Not allowing access to one another is cruel, inhuman and oppressive, not only to the detainees but also to their family members. What harm would the visits of the family members bring? The visits can be closely monitored. This court does not understand such reasoning. It is a blatant and gross violation of the detainees' constitutional rights. It is unlawful to deny them (their rights).'

On habeas corpus: `There were no affidavits filed by applicants because for 40 days they were denied access to their lawyers. If applicants truly believe that they were framed and their detention was unjust, it is their right to file habeas corpus as guaranteed under Section 5(2) (of the Constitution).'

Aliran calls upon all Malaysians concerned with Justice, Freedom and the Rule of Law to take inspiration from Justice Mohd Hishamuddin's ruling to continue the struggle to protect civil liberties and human rights – and particularly to erase the dark shadow of ISA upon our society.

- Aliran Executive Committee
Thursday May 31

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dedicated to Awe de Furogknights at Inaugural Anti-ISA Vigil

This is a light-hearted take-away (ta-pau) in lieu of knot accepting Des' tehtarik offers by all these awesome/full VIVACIOUS, VICTORIOUS and VVINSOME vigilantes at the special gathering in my hometown to show SOLIDARITY WITH RAJA PETRA KAMARUDIN and ALL ISA DETAINEES.

"Des" instead of the usual Desi (Yes, I also don't mind accepting free teh-si at the chinoserie kopitiam!:) because my new found Seremban leadknight "V"igil ante-ISA Angela, the sixth Agent before Bond, James Bond, hitting you in the face so-ON in Quantum of Solace... says "si" rimes wit' an unfortunate Chinese sound meaning "die-lah"... and a Furongnitie doesn't argue with a fella bird chirping down at THE DATARAN SEREMBAN PARK lust night.

No wan died, off course, but many were doing TGIF's fellow shipping/sheeping-with
'TigerBirs smuggled from SUC? with our honoured guest Marina Lee Abdullah, the sparkling Pete's partner in representing him in absentia up to about 90% (Pete still holds the 10% AWOL in Kamunting ... Keep wellA!:)

Okay, start from the BEGINNING:


Desi was with brudder Kopi at LINGAM's CH, Paul Street, awaiting "no-show" guests to my offer of endless rounds of tehtari":(

I then arrived with Kopi at DSP at about 7.20PM; trained as a newshound, I had nver been "late" for any assignment except once -- I'll tell ye about that incident in detail from the head when you buy Desi brewed coffee at Lingam's (which earns Angela's SIRIM_seal of AP two days ago!:) and delicious kambing, after which you won't be going anywear.

Seated comfortably at a squareish walled pot holding a palm tree, I was watching the huge screen overlooking the Traffic lights selling, atop BN gomen propaganda-ganda wang anda, that Solace-y movie ...but I digress (to nudecomers to Blogsworld, it's a pitch I use to seduce 'em joining the Bwagon -- "digression" is one privilege a Blogger cab abuse to Hi- or Lo- heavens, who the hell careth?!)

After 5 minutes, this early bird spied another black bird taking a prime location at the next walled palm-tree pot. In bloggerspirit, I walked up to him, intro myself as YL-Desi (whispered so Angela and her cohorts at the SUC could not hear us:( and this CONverse followeth:

D: Hey brudder, dari mana u? PKR member ke?

B: Oh, I dari Port Dickson, siar-siar saja (This is my best recall, K! Please don't ask me to put up Errata...)

D: Bagusni, u datang jauh untuk support kandlelite virgil ... (Yes, I pronounced it with an "r" sound to Bahasa-Malaysia-sise da word so brudder and I can understand each other vely de wella...a li'l like "dalam kandungan sihat" greAting:)

B: Apa tu VIRgil? I ke sini strol saja. Makan angin (yes, there was a slight wind blowing'..) Habis kerja relaks sikit-sikit di park ini. (No, he didknot say Park-tou!--Des:)

D: (hiding his disAP that this brother did not come for the candlelight, but still, we enjoy the same moon and starlight).

Okay, nanti mari-lah jumpa rakan-rakan sama tuju perjuangan anti-ISA ... Khas sokong brudder Raja Petra wira negara kita.

(Des salam-ed him and without AP, extended B to join the kapitalistik crowd at SUC on be1/2 of agent oh-oh-ONE.:)

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A young gentleman skipped into my second lieutenant's and my fool view, and before 60seconds had passed, I thought I knew him for at least a week now. Yes, it's Angela's
sonny boy KENNY, who said he was following SunTzu's script by being the frontliner trooper to ensure the coast/park is clear and has enough space for us to light up a few hundred candles, blowing' in the Furong wind.

Kenny reported that the KL gangz escorting Marina and family, headed by Zorro, that inimitable cross between Banderos, so hand&legsome, and Sherlock, wit' piedpiper polutant in his rightcapitalistic hand, and the leftist one directing traffic to the square... This convoy from KL sined in at about 7.45PM. (See, I do time-keeping besides being a bookie at Midnight!:)

I told my buddie we would be happy to have soemthin' like 50-to-60 peeps, but the troopers began marching in after din-ning from 7.45PM, from Tampin, Port Dickson, and a wholesale family awe da way from SEPANG (dear buddy, Cut&Pasta, from a comment in da steal of the night:)

****Sukhihotu Uncle,
I am the man talking to you in Seremban last night.

By demon

I owe thee a kopi of that Midnight Voizes, just guft me your contact addie, I promise I wouldKNOT share wit' the SpecialBrunch!:(

Anyways, after 30 minutes, I counted and the final tally was 150. I would roster the names hear but I forgot the last one I exchanged greAtings with -- 149 I know, but even if ONE was amiss, it's bad manners, my late Mum told me, and as I said earlier, "...a Furongnitie doesn't argue with a fella bird chirping down at THE DATARAN SEREMBAN PARK lust night."


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When I logged on again at 1.28AM, I am happy to read a comment from Mark&Co (are these guys/gals LAWYERS? Pretty and useful in these challenging times as I told Angela should the SB make any Midnight Calls, like hardworking doctors of the medical kind...:)

So reprising:

"1 comment(s):

O dear, Desiderata,
We arrived just about 8pm last night and were taken in absolute by the atmosphere and the warmed of everyone.

The rush from KL didn't help at all coz we were looking forward for the teh-tarik and meeting you in person.
Alas, perhaps next time?
Anyway, the gang had dinner only after 10pm but no ones complaining.

Well, its a good start for Seremban ya? surely, full credits must be for our energetic Angela.
Think we'll catch you this Sunday at PJ vigil then.

Good nite


By Mark&Co, at 12:45 AM "

Desi's heart was lofted and his age is now 365 younger to hear from AP gang -- I guess these are Y&As -- like "Sam KK and" Co who were early birds I tried to recruit for YouthSpeak assignments at and because they also were stalking Des&Co when we dis-missed or dis-mistered, as we are awe geat parctitioners of gender equality in Peyton Plavesque Seremban, which explains Angela's role!:) -- they warm my heART, bringing down the BP, which also maketh one younger. Believe me, Zorro is going from 51-to-50 as opposed Y&A johnleemk (whose nama came up in a con I had with one SEPANGknight****) going 17-to-71! because of mixing with these young'uns!:) That apostrophe stands for "g" as in G-string, and don't visualise girls by the PD beach! It's guitar s......! What were you Y&As thonking of ZorroDesi&Co?

Back from Digression, the night Vigil formally was called to order when Puan Marina was called on to update us on her beloved hubby, RPK, whom we always call Pete. There were Wakil Rakyat from DAP. PAS and PKR -- I don't know if there were annie from BN components, Angela assured Des she included all major political parties in her INVITES list; I hear the SB crashed the partee...starting at SUC at 6.00PM; maybe they heard about the capitalistic dishes served dare!:)

Wella, I menjemput-by-sweetpersuade YB Kamarul Baharin, PKR NS chairman and MP for Teluk Kemang to lend his tenor voice to help Des's pre-midnight voiz in leading those present in reciting an ODE TO SEPTEMBER, composed exactly 30days before. The poet-aSspirant practised memorisation of the verses; but the more he tried the worse it became, so we all chorused the lines by candlelight plus moonlight plus starlight.

Just an extract hear!

"We shall remember it's the kind of September ten years ago
Reformasi with thy comrades we sang our ode to freedom
In this season of goodwill
Among brothers and sisters above colour, creed and race
We will light the candle of peace
and seek the final release
From oppression of all human kind
Until everyone other chained by the Cruel one
Is release to the bosomy kiss of the Malaysian sun
and the embrace of tender September wind and showers
of blessing of love, charity and release
from all worldly bonds

Because you taught us to see the face of cruelty of Masters
of abuse, oppression and indulgence
Will one day be overcome by what is inherently Right
So well fought for by one dear to all we call Pete
One day soon, we will again celebrate

Till then, take care
Have faith, believe

On that hopeful note, stay the course
It's just adieu and not goodbye
Fighting alongside Marina to raise the bar
For freedom,justice and humanity
Above age and gender, colour, race and creed
There's no barrier too high
In our little hands lies NegaraKu's destiny
GOoD Night, GoOD health, GOD bless Thee.


PS: For another takeaway of fond memories, help thyself via brudder Bernard Khoo aka zorro-unmasked's tapau-rite



___________________________________ ACT 4 __________________________

This ACT was compulsorily added with a little help from my friend, blogging at:

About the First Lady of Anti-ISA!

"It’s impossible not to like her. She’s so down-to-earth, friendly and approachable. There are no airs about her. She doesn’t have any illusions of grandeur, having been thrust into the limelight these days. It’s incredible to note how she welcomes everyone with so much gratitude in her face. People stop in their tracks when they realize she’s present. She does not show tiredness and irritation as friends and strangers greet her throughout the vigil. People want to shake her hand, they want a picture taken with her, they want to say hello or just stand near her.

I watched her tonight as I did on the other two occasions; it struck me that she is very much like any First Lady displaying grace, charm, poise and energy. She holds her head up high. She pays attention to what people are saying. She doesn’t take for granted the support she receives..."

GOoDnight2:):) @2.29AM