10 August, 2008

When Malaysia under Pakatan Rakyat rule

Anwar has proudly bragged about the Pakatan Fakyat being the government in waiting, and to think that Pas is part of the Pakatan Rakyat....

"Pas has demanded the government ban pop superstar Avril Lavigne from performing in the country, saying that it would insult the Merdeka freedom fighters."

Kuala Lumpur Pas Youth chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad said the government should instead hold patriotic and civilised concerts as well as organise history-writing contests and historical exhibitions in conjunction with the 51st anniversary of the country's independence.

"If we allow the concert to proceed, it will be an insult to our freedom fighters," he said, according to harakahdaily.net.

"Pemuda Wilayah mendesak agar Puspal menolak permohonan Konsert artis ini walaupun mendapat tajaan dari Syarikat Telekomunikasi, Maxis. Unsur rock dan punk yang ditonjolkan oleh artis ini tidak sesuai ditunjukkan kepada generasi muda.

"Sekiranya konsert ini diteruskan, ia adalah satu penghinaan kepada pejuang-pejuang kemerdekaan tanah air. Seharusnya bulan kemerdekaan ini diisi dengan program yang lebih bermanfaat seperti pengkisahan tokoh pejuang kemerdekaan tanah air, kempen perpaduan dan pembinaan jati diri, konsert yang lebih patriotik dan bertamadun serta pertandingan penulisan sejarah di samping pameran artifak sejarah ,"katanya.

Last month the same Pas group was also responsible in preventing Indonesian dangdut sensation Inul Daratista from performing in the capital city, citing among the many reasons that her concert would have been too erotic and almost pornographic as well as capable of corrupting the minds of young Malaysians.

Inul's concert was cancelled despite Puspal's approval.

Citing its oft-quoted reasoning, Kamaruzaman said Lavigne's rock and punk elements were not suitable to be shown to Malaysia's young generation.

The 23-year-old Lavigne's show here is part of her world tour covering Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and the United States.

Yesterday, The "Conversion to Islam" forum held by the Bar Council in the federal capital was ended early to avoid tension and prevent the situation from getting out of control.

A handful of protesters, led by Kulim Bandar Baharu parliamentarian Zulkifli Noordin from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), muscled their way to the front of the first-floor auditorium at the Bar Council headquarters in Leboh Pasar Besar

"Sudah sampai masanya peguam yang beragama Islam mengambilalih teraju kepimpinan Majlis Peguam," kata ahli exco Persatuan Peguam Islam, Zulkifli Nordin.

Beliau berkata, ini bagi mengelakkan Majlis Peguam menganjurkan forum yang boleh menimbulkan kemarahan orang Islam.

Zulkifli berkata, forum anjuran Majlis Peguam hari ini sebenarnya bukan dialog tetapi sebaliknya, satu program untuk memprovokasi terhadap umat Islam.

"Semasa saya berunding dengan presiden dan timbalan presiden Majlis Peguam, saya katakan kepada mereka bahawa forum ini tidak wajar diadakan.

"Saya katakan forum ini menguji kesabaran orang Islam," katanya yang gembira kerana umat Islam bersatu menyatakan suara mempertahankan hak mereka.


While Pakatan Rakyat has criticized mainstream press for having alleged partisan reporting (despite the strong influence of the new media, i.e. online news and blogs), the press freedom index of Malaysia will record a lower reading if Malaysia ever falls to Opposition hands because the press will be completely muzzled.

The situation in Malaysia will be worse off because as the photographs in the Chinese dailies, The Sun and Malaysiakini clearly reveal, that brute force was allegedly used when the hand of an alleged PKR volunteer,who behaved in a very aggressive manner, like as if strangling the Guangming photographer, Loh Hoay Hoon.

Malaysiakini further reports that Loh “was allegedly kicked, choked and hit on the head by a group of PRK security personnel.”

It seems a silenced press and severely controlled news reporting beckons for Malaysia should Anwar ever achieve his dream of becoming Prime Minister. Since the March 8 elections, Anwar has proudly bragged about the Pakatan Fakyat being the government in waiting.

Will Malaysia next see mob violence and mob rule should Anwar and all his Opposition cronies be given the mandate by voters to govern?

ALL'S not well in Pakatan Rakyat in Penang too.

Recent statements portray all three parties as being in sync and ready to take on the might of the Barisan Nasional, but ground sentiments suggest otherwise.

The Pas members' dissatisfaction with the DAP-led state government over alleged "unfair distribution of power" has reached a point that led party president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang to make an unscheduled visit yesterday to check the situation.

It is said that the appointments of councillors, as well as representation in state government sub-committees, agencies and government-linked companies, was a major concern among a majority of the party's 15 divisions in Penang.

Unhappy members are said to be contemplating a boycott of the by-election.

Their problem, however, is said to have nothing to do with Parti Keadilan Rakyat defacto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is facing a sodomy charge.

Despite being the odds-on favourite, Anwar needs all the help he can get to win Perma-tang Pauh with a morale-boosting majority and keep alive his dream of becoming prime minister.

The announcement on Aug 3 that PKR, Pas and DAP are to jointly organise campaign activities has not amounted to much since.



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