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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Malaysia’s Malay Leaders say ‘Do As I Say, Not Do As I Do’ when it comes to Marriage

Malaysia’s Malay leaders say ‘do as I say, not do as I do’ when it comes to marriage

In early June, the Malaysian media blossomed with pictures of Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in the traditional Malay suap-menyuap ceremony, exchanging bites of colored glutinous rice with his new bride.

This low-key but high-profile wedding followed another elite ceremony in May when one of Malaysia’s most eligible bachelors, the Raja Muda (crown prince) of Perak, Dr Raja Nazrin Shah, finally got hitched at the age of 50 in an unostentatious ceremony in Kuala Kangsar.

But these two weddings had something else in common, a characteristic not much commented on in the media but clear to most Malaysians: in both cases the brides were locally-born Eurasians. The prime minister’s new wife is Jeanne Abdullah, a friend and relative of Abdullah Badawi’s late wife, Endon, who died of complications from breast cancer in October 2005. Jeanne had originally been Jean Danker, a Catholic from a Eurasian family which spans Malaysia and Singapore and who converted to Islam when she married her first husband, Endon’s brother Othman, from whom she was later divorced.

The bride of Oxford and Harvard-educated Raja Nazrin, son of the current Perak Sultan, who himself was formerly Malaysia’s top law official, is Zara Salim Davidson, a chemical engineer and the daughter of William Davidson, a British-born Ipoh lawyer and his Malay wife. She herself is a member of the Kedah royal house and thus related to Malaysia’s first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. Raja Nazrin has repeatedly spoken out against racism in Malaysia. Zara considers herself to be very much a Malay despite her Eurasian blood.

These weddings thus represent what should be one of the triumphs of Malaysia its ability to break down racial and religious barriers and subsume them into a broader Malaysian identity. Unfortunately the elite all too often fails to preach what it actually practices. It is a one-way street. Marry a Malay and you will become a Malay. You will also become a Muslim and, the courts say, you will stay that way.

The good-natured Abdullah Badawi clearly has no problem with the mixed racial ancestry of his bride, or with the fact that she was baptised a Christian. Yet he heads a ruling party which is not merely race-based but at times makes a fetish of Malay racial purity. And he heads a government that supports the recent court decision refusing to allow a Muslim to become a Christian, an act of supposed apostasy. But in the eyes of some Christian fundamentalists, the gentle Jeanne is also an apostate for having forsaken Christianity.

Malays are not the only ones with identity problems. Scratch many a Malaysian Chinese and one may also find a strain of Chinese chauvinism, as is often the case in Singapore. But in Malaysia it is the Malay elite which sets the tone. This is why many believe that a more open recognition of the sheer diversity of Malaysians’ origins would help offset the divisions caused by race-based politics that identifies religion with race.

Just a brief look at the origins of many members of the elite gives the lie to ethnic purity and religious dogmatism. There is Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia’s longest-serving prime minister. His father was a Muslim Malayali from Kerala in south India who migrated to Malaysia and took a Malay bride. Mahathir himself was classified as an Indian when at university in Singapore.

But instead of celebrating the upward mobility that Malaysia offered to this migrant from India, the politics of the United Malays National Organisation required Mahathir to bury his ethnic past and wear his acquired Malay identity on his sleeve. In reality Mahathir welcomes racial mingling. His son Mirzan married into the family of Indonesian Chinese tycoon Liem Sioe Liong, and daughter Marina’s first husband was European.

The current head of the UMNO youth, Hishamuddin Hussein, who waved a kris (Malay dagger) at last year’s national UMNO convention and offered to bathe it in Chinese blood to the ominous cheers of the audience, is another whose Malay roots are not as deep as often assumed. His grandfather, the founder of UMNO, Onn Jaafar, appeared to be a Caucasian, which was not surprising given that his Johor-based family was of Turkish origin. Onn was ejected from the party he founded because he wanted to make it multi-racial and though his son went on to become the head of UMNO and a prime minister, he carried with him his father’s inclusive and moderate instincts.

Onn lost out politically to Malaysia’ s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. Although the Tunku placed more emphasis on Malay identity, he was certainly no exclusivist. Indeed, he had been born a subject of the King of Siam and as a scion of the royal house of Kedah spent some of his early years in Bangkok at the court of his then sovereign. His mother was Siamese, though her family originally was from Pegu (Burma). Of his four wives, one was Thai Chinese, one English, one Malay and one Malaysian-Chinese. He never hid his fondness for whisky, even while heading the Organization of Islamic Conference, or his student days in England pre-occupied, as he once put it, with “fast women, fast cars and not-so-fast horses.”

The Malay aristocracy has anyway been quite catholic in its choice of brides. Those in mixed marriages include Ahmad Shah, the Sultan of Pahang, whose consort is of Pakistani lineage. The Sultan of Selangor’s divorced second consort and mother of his heir apparent ( Cik Puan Nur Lisa Abdullah) was an American citizen.

Sultan Iskandar of Johor’s first wife, the mother of his heir apparent, was a British woman, Josephine Trevorrow. In this respect Sultan Iskandar took after his own grandfather, Sultan Ibrahim, who had two European wives, one British, one Romanian.

Maybe it is Johor’s geography, its proximity to Singapore and the diversity of Indonesia, but its politicians seem to thrive on marrying outsiders. Former Deputy Prime Minister Musa Hitam’s first wife was from (Catholic) Latin America and his second was of mixed ancestry . Another Johor politician, Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, deputy prime minister in the early 1970s, was of part Chinese ancestry.

Conversions of convenience to Islam often mean that Malay mixtures leave little trace compared with other cross-ethnic marriages. But the non-Malay, but Muslim, origins of many of the elite are found everywhere, from South Asia, Yemen, Egypt, Turkey and other countries. They include the likes of Zeti Aziz, the governor of Bank Negara. She is the daughter of Ungku Aziz, the European-looking former University of Malaya vice-chancellor, whose Johor-based family came from Turkey.

Chinese roots are also more real than apparent, often hidden by conversions. But relatively recent high-profile marriages to Chinese include Tengku Razaleigh, former finance minister and a member of the Kelantan royal house who married a long-time Chinese friend who converted and changed her name to Noor Abdullah. Rashid Hussein, the prominent Singapore-born, Anglophile financier whose father was Indian and mother Malay married Sue Kuok, a daughter of tycoon Robert Kuok Hock Nian, the Malaysian-born but now Hong Kong-based tycoon. Kuok’s first wife and mother of some of his children was Eurasian but he later married a Chinese and emphasized his Chinese ethnic identity. In a recent book, “Asian Godfathers” Kuok was described by an in-law as “the biggest racial bigot I have ever met.”

Among the non-Malay groups, inter-ethnic marriages are generally much more common than among Malays. However it also seems the case that migration is the preferred option for the numbers of Malaysians who either marry across ethnic lines or acquire foreign spouses while studying or working abroad. This particularly applies to Malay women who are either not particularly religious or who see no reason why their spouses should convert.

By one estimate, there are some 150,000 mixed marriages in Malaysia, a number that seems impossibly small in a population of 24 million. The leafy, winding streets of Damansara Heights and Kenny Hills abound with matrons who entered into marriage and lives of leisure with well-to-do Malays straight out of the universities of England, where the government had sent their mates. It is forbidden for a Muslim to marry a non-Muslim, so these women, with their servants and their huge homes, stop being Jean and become Jehan in public, although seldom in private.

But while the list of Malay elites is long and rich with instances of intermarriage, at the lower economic levels the list is short, and increasingly circumscribed by the growing power of Malaysia’s shariah, or Islamic religious courts. The issue was brought to the fore in the case of Lina Joy, who changed her name from Azlina Jailani and became a Catholic in an effort to marry a non-Muslim.

With scores, perhaps hundreds, of outraged Muslims outside the courtroom, demanding that she be denied the chance to change her religion on her identity card, a high court ruled in May that she was subject to the jurisdiction of the shariah court. The shariah courts have allowed one conversion in history – for a woman who had been dead for decades.The result is that either people do not marry, or they emigrate. Bright women who have preferred to marry foreigners found their husbands denied work permits. There are believed to be thousands living in Australia, Canada or the United Kingdom.

For Malaysia’s young to take their cues from Malaysia’s top politicians and the cream of society outside of official policy might not be a bad idea. Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, the Director of the Institute of the Malay World Civilisation (ATMA) and Professor at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Bangi – and himself married to an Australian, says Abdullah Badawi’s marriage to Jean Danker Abdullah is “not a catalyst but certainly symbolic.”

Marina Mahathir told Asia Sentinel that “If people think that marrying into another culture is enriching, then it will be a good thing. But some people make one person give up their own culture because they think of it as inferior.”

But so long as the elite indulges in kris-waving while marrying as it pleases, multiracial nation-building may have scant grass roots impact.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Raja Petra Kamarudin vs Muhammad son of Muhammad

Raja Petra wrote:
This is the Muhamad who started life as a schoolteacher but does not speak a word of English. When caught carrying millions of dirty money into Australia, he pleaded ignorance of the English language and was acquitted by the Australian court the crime of smuggling money. What many people failed to realise is that when he resigned as a schoolteacher to contest the general election, the government made a claim of RM80,000 against him because he was on contract and was bound by this contract to serve the government to pay off what he owed. Full story here

“Do you know that that orang bodoh ran away with the Sultan’s daughter and then denied it?” I asked the police. They just smiled. “Well, I am going to reveal this to the world,” I continued. “I am going to publish the letter he wrote to the Sultan where he denied he had married the Sultan’s daughter whereas he had in fact already secretly married her in Thailand. You tengoklah. I akan balun si bodoh tu habis-habis.” Full story here

Re-cap: Muhammad is caught with a suitcase of cash
By Steven Frank and Steven K.C. Poh / Kuala Lumpur (January 10, 1997)

THE GOOD TIMES ENDED abruptly for Muhammad Taib. The chief minister of the rich Malaysian state of Selangor was in the midst of a family vacation Dec. 22 when customs officials at Brisbane airport found close to $1 million in his suitcase. That’s against the law in Australia since Muhammad apparently did not declare he had more than A$5,000 ($4,000) cash in his possession. But the legal significance of the incident paled in comparison with the moral implications for the prominent politician. As the longtime chief of Selangor, Muhammad, 51, earns an estimated $8,000 a month, excluding perks, and is supposed to stay out of private business. Where then did the money come from? And why was he carrying it in cash?

The chief minister had an explanation. After returning to Malaysia last week, Muhammad said the money was given to him by his brothers for an Australian property transaction that was not completed. “I didn’t realize that I had to make a declaration for the cash before leaving Australia,” he said. True or not, many felt the damage had already been done. “The incident has been a disgrace to the country,” says Lim Guan Eng, deputy leader of the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP). “For a senior politician to be arrested in a foreign country does not say good things about the level of corruption control in Malaysia.”

What exactly it does say about corruption may not be known for some time, if ever. But it certainly doesn’t look good. Just three months ago, Muhammad was one of three members of the dominant United Malays National Organization picked as party vice-president. The polls followed an emotive speech by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who heads UMNO, about the evils of money politics. Mahathir even wept, saying that if left unchecked, this “cancer” will eat into the very fabric of Malaysian society. Politicians, Mahathir added, must not only be clean, but must also be seen to be clean.

How clean is Muhammad? The one-time school teacher has certainly attracted foreign investment to the state, streamlined its bureaucracy and modernized its infrastructure. He has also made some controversial decisions. Last year, for instance, he infuriated many women by dropping a requirement that a man needs to get his wife’s permission before entering a subsequent marriage. There have been some questionable dealings in his past too. In early 1992, Muhammad had to deflect claims that he accepted $4 million from a property developer.

Now Muhammad faces his toughest challenge. There have already been conflicting explanations as to why he was carrying so much cash. A few days after the arrest, Selangor UMNO deputy liaison chairman Abu Hassan Omar said Muhammad had told him on the phone that “the money was for shopping.” Soon after that, a spokesman from the chief minister’s own office maintained that nothing of that nature was implied in the telephone conversation, and that Muhammad did not say the money belonged to him.

Muhammad will have to appear in an Australian court March 21. He is to face charges that could lead to forfeiture of the money, a fine and up to five years in jail. Until then, it appears he will keep his posts as Selangor chief and UMNO vice president. Just how Mahathir handles this case will be the key. Muhammad has already submitted a report on his arrest to the prime minister. Others would like to see much more. “There’s definitely a need for Muhammad to show some public accountability by declaring his assets,” says DAP leader Lim Kit Siang. “Otherwise, the PM’s tears would have been in vain.”

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Incriminating Evidence Against the IGP

There is clearly an incriminating evidence against the IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan as reported in the Malaysia Today website. There was a Statutory Declaration signed by an Assistant Superintendent of Police dated on 13 July 2007. It would be interesting if the ACA could interview this ASP to get deeper into this corruption allegations against Tan Sri Musa. Hopefully there will not be any cover-up on this matter.

Full Articles below: The Malaysia Today article posted by Raja Petra Kamarudin in THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

I have been monitoring the comments in Malaysia Today’s blogs concerning the news item on the Anti-Corruption Agency’s (ACA’s) announcement absolving the Deputy Minister of Internal Security, Johari Baharum, of corruption. Johari was alleged to have received RM5.5 million in bribes as an inducement to release three Chinese organised crime bosses from detention.

Most readers appear appalled and are up in arms that Johari was pronounced innocent. They were pretty sure he is guilty as hell and should therefore be hung upside down by his balls. Let us get one thing very clear. If anyone were to propose that a lynching team be formed to hang Johari from the nearest tree, I would be first in line to volunteer joining the mob. But it would not be for the crime of accepting bribes to release three organised crime bosses. It would be for the role he played in sabotaging Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the Kubang Pasu division elections last year.

Sure, I know, you are now going to tell me that Johari was just following the orders of the Umno Supreme Council that is headed by Umno President cum Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Yes, I know about that meeting where Johari and the Menteri Besar of Kedah were summoned before the Umno Supreme Council and that both were ordered to ensure, by hook or by crook, that Mahathir losses the contest for the post of delegate to the Umno Annual General Assembly. I also know that the meeting was recorded and that Rais Yatim pointed out how stupid it is to put such a sensitive matter on record as the entire Umno Supreme Council would be implicated in a breach of the party Constitution and the party Code of Ethics. I also know that the Minutes were then recalled and replaced with new Minutes with three pages of this extremely incriminating evidence expunged from the new Minutes.

Nevertheless, although the records were wiped clean and the Minutes amended to expunge all evidence of the crime, Johari, notwithstanding he was merely following orders under instructions of the Umno Supreme Council, cannot be absolved of this crime. But this is his only crime as far as I know. As for the crime of receiving RM5.5 million in bribes to release three Chinese organised crime bosses, I can categorically state that he is not guilty of this. And I will relate in awhile why I say so. On how the anonymous website mysteriously emerged to accuse him of this crime, and who is behind that website, this is anybody’s guess. But I heard that the police already know who set that website up with the sole intent of implicating Johari in the crime of receiving bribes from underworld bosses. Maybe the police will soon close in on the culprits and bring them to book, which I heard was perpetuated by police officers themselves.

Anyway, Malaysia Today has done its own independent investigation to get to the bottom of the allegation against Johari. And this is what we discovered, much to our surprise. In fact, Malaysia Today is in custody of the signed Statutory Declarations of no less than half a dozen police officers and many more have indicated that they are prepared to come forward to reveal the rot in the police force and expose how the Chinese organised crime syndicate is practically running the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). But we shall address that matter later.

Today, we want to focus on the allegation that Johari received RM5.5 million to release three Chinese organised crime bosses. And as follows is what happened.

There is this Malay police officer holding the rank of ASP who we shall just refer to as Deep Throat, or DT for short. DT has in fact authorised Malaysia Today to reveal his name but we thought we would keep that a secret for now in the event we need him to come forward to testify in a court of law later on.

On 21 August 2006, DT, who was then based in Sabah, was promoted to the rank of ASP, backdated to 1 July 2005. This promotion, however, would involve a transfer, so DT approached his boss, DSP Chew Tham Soon, to enlist his help in the matter. DT later found out that DSP Chew had proposed that he be transferred to Johor. DT did not actually want to go to Johor. He would rather remain where he was. DSP Chew, however, persuaded DT to accept the transfer.

In November 2006, DSP Chew brought DT and DSP Wan Hassan, the Deputy Commander of the Police Training Centre in Kota Kinabalu, to Petaling Jaya to meet someone who could assist police personnel in matters of transfers and promotions. The person DT was introduced to in his office in the Amcorp Mall was BK Tan.

BK Tan then interviewed DT to get a better understanding of his background and experience. During this interview, a fat Chinese man by the name of Ah Hon entered the room and was introduced to DT as the man in-charge of the Southern Zone. Ah Hon would be contacting DT whenever the need arises.

As they were talking, Dato Othman Talib, a member of the Police Force Commission, entered the office and BK Tan left the room to greet him. This is the man who vets and recommends promotions of police officers and who has a very close relationship with BK Tan.

A short Chinese man also entered the room at about that same time. This man was introduced to DT as DSP Ng Fook Long, the man in charge of Johor who DT would be serving under. DT was assured that BK Tan has a very close and personal relationship with the IGP and that the IGP would listen to all his recommendations. In short, they were demonstrating to DT that they call the shots and nothing happens in the police force without them agreeing to it. DSP Chew also pointed out another man in the next room. This was none other than the IGP’s son who shared an office with BK Tan.

DT sat there watching while the assembly of police officers and the Chinese organised crime bosses discussed the latest transfers and promotions in the police force.

The following month, in December 2006, DT finally received confirmation of his transfer to Johor. That same day, DT received a phone call from Ah Hon enquiring as to when he would report for duty and that he should make his way to Johor as soon as possible.

Within two or three days of his confirmation of transfer to Johor, DT was advised by some other police officers who had once served in Johor to be wary of the Chinese organised crime syndicate. On 16 January 2007, DT reported for duty in Johor.

As soon as he reported for duty, Ah Hon contacted DT to inform him that his house was ready and he immediately went to inspect it. The house at Bistari Impian in Larkin belonged to a Chinese woman. When DT asked how much the rental was, he was informed that it was usually RM1,200 but for him it would be reduced to RM900. Nevertheless, he was told to not worry about the rent. He could move in first and they could sort out the matter of the rent later.

DT’s new boss, DSP Ng, told him that he can carry on and do his job except for the illegal lotteries or empat nombor ekor haram. For illegal lotteries he would have to refer to him (DSP Ng) first before taking any action.

On 28 February 2007, DT received a SMS from Ah Hon asking him to conduct raids in three localities in Kulai with instructions to make sure that he does not ‘come back empty’. DT informed DSP Ng about this and he (DSP Ng) replied that he too had received the same SMS. DT was quite upset about this turn of events. We are police officers and cannot receive instructions from the organised crime syndicate, said DT. DSP Ng did not respond but just kept quiet.

In early March 2007, DT moved out of the house that Ah Hon had arranged for him and went to look for new lodgings in Bandar Baru Uda. Realising that DT did not want to have anything more to do with the organised crime syndicate, Ah Hon sent DT a SMS apologising for instructing him to conduct the raid the month before. Thereafter, Ah Hon never contacted DT again.

That same month, DT received information about the organised crime syndicate headed by Goh Cheng Poh a.k.a Tengku that came under the jurisdiction of Ah Hon. According to the information DT received, Tengku would determine whom the police should raid. These are basically independent operators who refuse to come under the organised crime syndicate’s network and who chose to remain independent. DT was also informed that any police officer who did not play ball would immediately be transferred out of Johor and placed under cold storage. DSP Mohd Hedzir Bin Hussin and Inspector Ng Swee Min were mentioned as two such police officers who serve the organised crime syndicate.

On 28 March 2007, a team from Bukit Aman headed by DSP Zawawi went down to Johor to conduct raids in two locations at Taman Sri Putri in Kulai. 32 fax machines were confiscated and 17 people arrested in that raid. A police report detailing this raid was made in Kulai (report number 2588/2007) while another report was made in Johor Bharu Selatan (report number 7295/2007).

Resulting from this raid, three people -- Soh King Siang, Lim Chin Chai and Lee Yoke Han -- were recommended for detention under the Emergency Ordinance. Till today, the approval to detain them has not been given yet while the case-file for their boss, Tengku, could not be opened due to ‘lack of statement’. Instead, 13 police reports were made against DT alleging that he physically abused those detained and disciplinary action was instituted against him.

On 30 March 2007, DT and his team detained another three Chinese organised crime syndicate bosses under the Emergency Ordinance -- Chai Ngew, Chin Yew Fah and Tan Lee Poey. Under the Emergency Ordinance, just like under the Internal Security Act, one can be detained for up to 60 days after which one is either released or sent for further two years detention as the case may be. These three, however, were released after just nine days without DT’s knowledge. From what DT found out, the Deputy Director of the CID, Dato Khalid Abu Bakar, had ordered their release in spite of the detention order still being in force. On 29 May 2007, all the officers involved in the detention of these crime bosses were transferred out and placed in cold storage.

To cover their tracks, they had to pin the blame on a kambing hitam (sacrificial lamb). And this most unfortunate sacrificial lamb selected as the fall guy is the Deputy Minister of Internal Security, Johari Baharum. But that is all now history and water under the bridge. We all know about the allegation against Johari Baharum. What we want to know is: is Johari innocent or guilty of accepting a bribe of RM5.5 million to release these three Chinese organised crime syndicate bosses and scum of the earth? It appears, though, like he may be innocent after all. It was the CID and not the Deputy Minister who arranged for their release, and behind the backs of those who had arrested them on top of that. Well, if Johari is innocent and did not take the RM5.5 million bribe to release these three, then who did?

Yes, this is what the ACA may have to now look into. And I believe the ACA has already started interviewing those concerned to get to the bottom of the whole issue. Let us hope the ACA uncovers what Malaysia Today has uncovered. If not, then Malaysia Today may have to run a few more episodes of this series until the walls come crumbling down.

Nevertheless, we doubt that anything much will come out of the ACA investigation. The man tasked with the job of conducting the investigation is too junior and has barely been three years on the job. This man, Suhaimi, does not seem to even know the right questions to ask. We hope the ACA is not intentionally sending a man ill-equipped to do the job so that the whole thing can be botched up due to inexperience.

The Statutory Declaration signed by DT on 13 July 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Internal Security Ministry Lodged Corruption Allegations Report Against IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan

The Internal Security Ministry has lodged a report with the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) on the allegations of corruption involving Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

Its deputy minister, Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum said the report was to enable investigations to be carried out.(More, click here)

"The matter is under the Prevention Ordinance and I have asked for further clarification from Bukit Aman," he said.

Musa was alleged to have received a bribe of RM2.1 million to release a group of gangsters.

When contacted by Bernama, Mohd Johari said the report to the ACA was lodged after he was not satisfied with several explanations given by the police on the matter."I have no choice... that's why I sent the report to the ACA for investigation," he said.

Asked when the report was made, Mohd Johari said: "A long time ago... when the issue on corruption was raised in the website".

The deputy minister said that following the allegation in the blog, he had tried to get an explanation by asking for several documents from the police, but this was not forthcoming.

He said he had also called up an officer from the D7 Division of Bukit Aman, but the explanation given by the officer concerned was unsatisfactory.

Recently, a blog report (click here and here) had linked Musa with corrupt practices as well as his involvement with a Chinese organised crime syndicate which influenced the IGP in the appointment of senior officers in the Royal Malaysia Police Force.-- BERNAMA

Sunday, July 8, 2007


Here are the Signs/Symptoms
Schizophrenia usually develops gradually, although onset can be sudden. Among the signs are:

  • Confusion
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Nervousness
  • Strange statements or behavior
  • Anger
  • Indifference to the opinions of others
  • A tendency to argue
  • A conviction that you are better than others, or that people are out to get you

Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS)
I have been following events in the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) tussled for control of the party since its inception. First, it was between Dr James Jemut Masing and Dato' Sng Chee Hua, and now James Jemut and Larry Sng (Sng Chee Hua's son) whom both claimed to be the legitimate President of PRS. Both are elected by their respective faction members at their respective general assembly which was held separately.

The possibility that Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) could be deregistered is looming larger with no hope for reconciliation between the two warring factions in the party. With Sng insisted that Masing had been expelled from the party, which was unacceptable to Masing’s negotiating team led by Dublin Unting, there would be no possibility of negotiations.

“If you look at the law, a party cannot have two supreme councils or two presidents and there is no way to avoid deregistration. But we are trying to find ways to save the party, but they (Sng’s group) want Dato Sri out of the party and we cannot agree to that", said Unting, who is a PRS vice president from the Masing's faction.

Rumours have it that the Registrar of Societies (ROS) could soon call the leaders of both factions – Dato Sri Dr James Masing and Larry Sng – to a meeting that could very well decide the fate of the party. But both parties claimed to be unaware of the meeting being called by ROS. More, click here

Dr James Jemut was a Vice president in the now defunct Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) which was headed by Tan Sri Leo Moggie former Federal Minister in the Tun Dr Mahathir's cabinet. When Tan Sri Leo suddenly relinquished his presidency of PBDS, Daniel Tajem was made an acting President by virtue of him being the deputy president. But Masing felt that the decision would eventually marginalised him and would never recognize his worth. This action reinforced all Masing's suspicions, and he looked for and found a partner in Dato Sng Chee Hua to challenge and oust Daniel Tajem and his team from dominating PBDS party positions. They then convene a TGM in Bintulu which eventually elected him and Sng as President and Deputy President respectively. Soon after, Daniel Tajem's faction convene a TGM at Pantai Damai near Kuching and confirmed Tajem's as President and Datuk Joseph Sallang as Deputy President.

PBDS later have two presidents and two supreme councils which is illegal according to Register of Societies (ROS) law. Eventually on 21 October 2004, PBDS was deregistered and on the the same day PRS was born.

Looking back at the turn of event in James Jemut controversial political career, during the last three years he has been elected party presidents three times. Masing obviously has paranoid personality disorder. I do recalled Tan Sri Leo Moggie did call James Jemut such a paranoid during a speech in Kanowit during the height of the PBDS crisis.

An unmistakable sign of paranoia is continual mistrust. People with paranoid personality disorder are constantly on their guard because they see the world as a threatening place. They tend to confirm their expectations by latching on to any speck of evidence that supports their suspicions and ignore or misinterpret any evidence to the contrary. They are ever watchful and may look around for signs of a threat.

Meanwhile, Masing was not happy with Sng attending the ‘ngiling bidai’ function at Nanga Antawau.
He said Sng had caused confusion among the supporters and voters in his constituency by organising the function there. “This is a clear example of ‘tumbok rusuk’ or back stabbing,” Masing said, adding that he was very disappointed.
More, click here and here

Anyone in a new situation--beginning a job or starting a relationship, for example--is cautious and somewhat guarded until he or she learns that the fears are groundless. People suffering from paranoia cannot abandon their fears. They continue to expect trickery and to doubt the loyalty of others. In a personal relationship or marriage, this suspiciousness may take the form of pathological, unrealistic jealousy.

Because persons with paranoid personality disorder are hyperalert, they notice any slight and may take offense where none is intended. As a result, they tend to be defensive and antagonistic. When they are at fault, they cannot accept blame, not even mild criticism. Yet they are highly critical of others. Other people may say that these individuals make "mountains out of molehills."

Masing accuses rival president Larry Sng of ‘tumbok rusuk’ by attending a function of 2,000 in his constituency

Cold and Aloof
In addition to being argumentative and uncompromising, the people with paranoid personality disorder are often emotionally cut off from other people. They pride themselves on their rationality and objectivity. Many presumably function competently in society. They may seek out social niches in which a moralistic and punitive style is acceptable, or at least tolerated to a certain degree.

Paranoid thinking and behavior are hallmarks of the form of schizophrenia called "paranoid schizophrenia." Individuals with paranoid schizophrenia commonly have extremely bizarre delusions or hallucinations, almost always on a specific theme.

I’m serious about merger: Sng
“I feel seriously for this merger plan, and I hope SPDP president feels the same too,” he said, smiling at Dato Sri William Mawan, the evening’s guest of honour, who was sitting at the head table.
More, click here and here

In contrast, people with relatively milder paranoid disorders may have such symptoms as delusions of persecution or delusional jealousy, but not the prominent hallucinations or impossible, bizarre delusions of paranoid schizophrenia. Those with milder paranoid disorders are customarily able to work, and their emotional expression and behavior are appropriate to their delusional belief. Apart from their delusions, their thinking remains clear and orderly.

Sng also suggested that both PRS and SPDP take the initiative to jointly organise the second Dayak Economic Forum, which, according to him, could serve as a platform to debate and exchange ideas on ways to further develop human capital and physical assets. More, click here

On the other hand, those with paranoid schizophrenia are often intellectually disorganized and confused.

Further Reading, click here

The Star, Thursday February 9, 2006
No deal between Mawan and Masing, says PRS
KUCHING: Party Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) has denied that its president Datuk Dr James Masing has agreed to let incumbents Stanley Ajang and Gabriel Adit defend their Belaga and Ngemah seats, respectively, in the next state election.

Party information chief Wilfred Nissom said there was no such agreement between Dr Masing and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party’s (SPDP) president Datuk William Mawan as reported in the newspapers.
Mawan had said on Monday that Dr Masing and he had agreed recently that Ajang and Adit would be retained as candidates in the coming polls.

The two assemblymen joined SPDP two months ago to remain in the Barisan Nasional after Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS), to which they were affiliated, was deregistered 16 months ago.

Ajang was then PBDS’s secretary-general, and Adit, one of its vice-presidents.

“Belaga and Ngemah are among the nine assembly seats which have been allocated to PRS (by the state Barisan supreme council),” Nissom said in a press statement yesterday.

PRS secretary-general Sidi Munan said there should be no confusion over his party’s right to nominate candidates for the two seats.


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Monday, July 2, 2007

Apa Sudah Jadi, PM?


In the past few weeks, serious allegations of wrong doings of the IGP Tan Sri Musa had been reported in Malaysia Today web portal (read here and here) and Tan Sri Musa himself dismissed such report as a mere slander (read here and here). READ THE LATEST REVELATION IN HERE

As if the Prime Minister is condoning such action of corruptions in this country, he had extended Tan Sri Musa tenure as Inspector General of Police (
Bernama report here and The Star, here), simply brushing aside the serious allegations and taking no consideration of the rakyats sentiment over the allegations. Apa sudah jadi, PM?

When Deputy Minister of Ministry of Home Affairs Datuk Johari Baharom was alleged received of RM5 Million to release the underworld figure from detention which was report by the anonymous website, he was immediately referred to the ACA for further investigations.

But why is allegations against Tan Sri Musa was being treated differently. Is PM Abdullah Badawi practice of selective prosecution in Malaysia. Is Tan Sri Musa or for that matter IGP, above the Law of this country?

DPM Najib, when asked about the serious allegations against Tan Sri Musa, had this to say, "“I don’t know about the allegations. Let me check,” (read here and here). Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he was not aware of the postings on a website involving the country’s top police officer.

Anyway as a consolation, Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Mohd Johari Baharom was quoted by a local Malay daily as having said that the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) was free to investigate Musa over the allegations. He said ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yusoff would monitor developments.

PM Abdullah should direct the ACA to investigate Musa, if he does not wish to be seen as in collusion with the Police and serious about fighting corruptions in this country.

Even former IGP Tun Hanif wrote in his weekly column "Point of View", said the contents of the allegations against Musa are exceptionally defamatory and it won’t do for the maligned authorities to merely wish them away. He even suggested that, if the allegations hasn't true, action should be take against the author of the articles.

Well then, the ball is in the PM Abdullah hands. So, what you gonna do Mr Prime Minister?