Tuesday, June 21, 2011


The Real Deal

Many interesting things have happened lately and although I have the strong urge to write about my recent trip to New York and Washington, I think one needs to be written touching on the indecisive Home Minister on an impending mass rally that if it is allowed will encourage more rallies that will disrupt our tourism and retail industry

Dato’ Sri Najib has been doing a fine job travelling around the world raising Malaysia’s profile among the world business community and luring foreign investments to our shores seeing quick results.

At home, locals mostly the affluent and rich organizers of Bersih are using the majority of the less educated and low income earning mass to flood the streets to cause nuisance and serve the political purpose of the opposition.

What has the Home Minister got to say?

The Star Online quoted the “much feared” Minister as saying the police would handle the issue so as to avoid any quarters from accusing him of political involvement in the matter.

After having said that and the announcement of the Deputy Inspector General of Police, the Bersih movement still intends to continue with their event inviting retaliatory measures and inflammatory remarks by more than 30 other Malay NGOs, which could spell total calamity and chaos in the Capital.

And all the Home Minister can say is “I leave it to the police to act professionally and in accordance with the law,” thinking it will indemnify him from any responsibility if anything untoward were to happen.

Because there is a lack of assertiveness from the Home Minister, instead of parties backing off, we see others even within the ruling party like UMNO Youth getting into the fray disrespecting the warning of the former who is also a Vice President of UMNO.

What The Youth Movement should do instead as a pressure group is to COMPEL the Minister in charge of Internal Security to be more FORCEFUL and RESPONSIBLE instead of joining in to encourage others to undermine the nation’s peace and public order. All it takes is one verbal abuse coupled with emotions not having the benefit of intellect and all Hell will break loose.

I am the last person who’d want to tell the gentleman Minister how to do his job but maintaining law and order and National Security isn’t like dashing ingredients in the kitchen wok on a trial and error basis until the dish becomes a cuisine.

National income from tourism and foreign investments through the hard promotional tours of the good Prime Minister and his Deputy Muhyiddin Yassin are at stake if preventive measures are not taken and animosity is allowed to spill onto the streets. “Two wrongs don’t make a right”, neither does a third wrong if the Home Minister chooses to remain neutral and irresponsible.

We already know the culprits behind this impure endeavor under the pretext of demanding for clean elections! Special branch reports by various intelligence bureaus should be flooding in to allow the Minister to make the necessary decisions without even flinching. Pull them in and if any of them are adamant in going through with it, then take stern action in accordance to whatever the law provides. If the Minister is afraid to take action, which is in the best interest of the majority (the 418 odd police reports by business operators and tourists associations should be enough to bring courage to him to make the right move), then he should step aside and let a real man do the job!

Two of the many provisions are:

‘If the Minister is satisfied that the detention of any person is necessary with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of Malaysia or any part thereof or to the maintenance of essential services therein or to the economic life thereof, he may make an order (hereinafter referred to as a detention order) directing that that person be detained for any period not exceeding two years’. (s 8(1) Internal Security Act 1960)


‘If the Minister is satisfied that with a view to preventing any person from acting in any manner prejudicial to public order it isnecessary that that person should be detained, or that it is necessary for the suppression of violence or the prevention of crimes involving violence that that person should be detained, the Minister shall make an order (hereinafter referred to as a ‘detention order’) directing that that person be detained for a period not exceeding two years’. (s 4(1) Emergency (Public Order And Prevention of Crime) Ordinance 1969).

Much money has been spent to promote Malaysia abroad and our best selling points to lure foreign investors here is our peace, political stability and friendly business environment.

The Forbes Brothers Surrounding The Prime Minister

Forbes Incorporated recently described Malaysia as the “center of the world”. Forbes will be bringing the World C.E.O. Conference to Kuala Lumpur in September. A number of Presidents and VPs of international conglomerates lined up to meet the Prime Minister in New York and at least one renowned mobile manufacturer have intentions to pick Malaysia as its Asian headquarters bypassing China and India, while the others already have a strong presence in Malaysia and are currently acting as our “ambassadors” in the world corporate scene by promoting our country with their counterparts abroad.

When National and Economic Security is at stake, it is not the time to be popular or fear to lose future election votes but to maintain the good run this country is having. This hard call must be for Malaysia, not for the elections. Make the right decision for the benefit of the mass and let the chips fall where they may. We must trust the judgment of the majority who will eventually see the righteous path of our actions.

If we act cowardly and become indecisive, or make the right decision at the wrong time, we will not only lose more seats in the elections, but also the economy and foreign confidence in our state of affairs.


Netizen said...

As at today,there have been more than 700 police report but NO ACTION is taken yet..

Maybe they want to wait and see first before taking any action

Hishamudin pls wake up

Anonymous said...

Salam TPJ,

Kalaulah Anwar atau Nik Ajiz yg organize this demo,I still can comprehend and understand tapi yg jadi kepalanya adalah bekas Presiden Bar Council yg bukan ahli politik pun(or maybe she is)...
Kalau sayalah,katakanlah saya ni sokong Pakatan sekalipun,setakat yg jadi kepalanya adalah Ambiga yg saya tak kenal pun asal usulnya,lebih baik saya duduk rumah layan DVD lah..

Salam dan tq TPJ

TPJ said...


He should use whatever provisions there are in the law to really haul up the ring-leaders, not say "haul" them up but treat them like they were royal guests in a peasant's dwelling.

The job of taking care of National and Economic Security is serious business!

I read he made a statement today but was still ambiguous on whether the action will be stern or just a slap in the wrist!

TPJ said...


Beliau pada firasat saya adalah hanya kuda tunggangan bagi pihak pembangkang semata-mata untuk menggunakkan ticket NGO.

Akhirnya, pemimpin2 pembangkang akan "demo-jack" event ini siap dengan loud-hailer lagi di depan khalayak ramai.

Anonymous said...

Salam TPJ
If from Day 1 the Home Minister had put a stop to Bersih 2.0, it would not have escalated to what it is today, with Perkasa and Umno Youth (or is it just Khairy Jamaluddin) retaliating with their own rallies. Surely, these people are intelligent enough to find ways to get whatever message they want to deliver across to the authorities. Oh not wait … they are intelligent (well, at least two of them) but not smart!

Cikgu Marzuki said...

Salam tengku,

Pusing punya pusing last-last Si Ibrahim Ali pulak yg terjebak..Pandai Malaysian Insider mainkan ayat si Ibrahim Ali.

Lagi satu apa perlunya pemuda UMNO nak join sama ni wpun utk tujuan yg lain?Maybe KJ should just SHUT his mouth cause he can create more harm with his antiques

TPJ said...

Anonymous 4:34pm

Yes, he should have put a stop to it by hauling up the promoters of Bersih and used the preventive detention law much earlier in the day, not when the event gathers momentum turning the person into a living martyr if action is taken at the last minute.

It's a no brainer and sheer common sense!

TPJ said...

Salam Cikgu Marzuki

Ibrahim Ali is a big boy and can handle himself well. Dia tak perlu perdulikan Malaysian Insider mahupun Malaysiakini.

I reserve my comments on KJ other than he is a wasted talent. Kita seharusnya menggunakannya dia arena yang lain yang boleh membawa lebih manfaat kepada negara..

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum YM TPJ
I am upset with Khairy Jamaluddin who has dragged Umno Youth into the fray.
It is irresponsible for a leader to call its members to demo unless of course the powers that be had given him their blessings to move forward with it. I am hoping this is not true.
The Supreme Council should haul him up for his action.

Anonymous said...

Dahulu, orang Melayu berdemo (ketika itu di panggil berarak atau perarakan) kerana menuntut Kemerdekaan. Sekarang orang Melayu (Perkasa dan Pemuda Umno) berdemo kerana membantah demo orang lain! Malunya jadi bahan gelak ketawa bangsa lain!

Anonymous said...

Today in Malaysiakini, Bersih 2.0 is calling all protestors to wear yellow two Saturdays before July 9 while Perkasa identified four rally points to demonstrate against Bersih 2.0
Things are definitely getting out of hand.
What is the Home Minister waiting for?

Mkini reader

TPJ said...

Anonymous 5:17

The problem with us is we always think and need the blessings of the powers that be to do this that and the other to the point that we are not productive and efficient.

KJ as Youth Chief is doing something though he is taking the wrong path, but what is the man in charge doing? Playing the waiting game?

The Supreme Council should haul up both KJ as well as the Home Minister's (who is a Vice President) arse and kick them straight for the sake of UMNO and BN's survival.

TPJ said...

Salam Anonymous 5:28

Ini lah syndrom Jom Heboh yang telah diterapkan kedalam sifat dan naluri bangsa kita. Kalau dulu perarakkan demi perjuangan diadakan, sekarang keramaian yang dikejar demi keseronakan.

Pemuda UMNO seharusnya berarak ke Kementerian dalam Negeri untuk menuntut tindakan keras keatas penganjur Bersih yang ingin menghuruharakan ibunegara. Ketua Pemuda semestinya bersedia untuk di tahan kerana mengadakan perhimpunan itu dan rela ditangkap diatas nama perjuangan demi Negara.

Namun demikian, beliau mungkin tidak yakin untuk mendapat lebih dari jumlah ahli excoya sendiri untuk mengikutinya maka yang paling senang, "join" sahajalah perjumpaan raksaksa yang dianjur 'pembangkang" kerana jika pemuda UMNO datang seramai 28 orangpun, ianya akan nampak ramai dengan kehadiran beribu2 orang lain disana.

TPJ said...

Mkini reader,

The Home Minister made a statement from Bukit Aman yesterday. Today, The Star took it up. The New Straits Times instead got a big picture of Aishwarya Rai telling Malaysia she's pregnant on the front page, more important than the interest of National Security. It looks like it's business as usual at the local coffeeshop having half boiled eggs for the half baked editors! They'd probably still be having coffee and half boiled eggs while the opposing groups flood the streets on the 9th, perhaps just stringing second hand news from The Star.

Hisham being the weak person that he is, has at least made some progress lately but nothing is being reported by UMNO papers today on his warning.

All I can say is, Good Luck to the Prime Minister with a weak cousin in the most powerful Ministry and half past six advisers in the media department. They should get Wong Chun Wai in. There'll still be a carlsberg ad but the news will be more worthy and necessary reading!

TPJ said...

Anonmymous 6/29/11

Salam. Percayalah, sesungguhnya saya teramat faham sangat dengan kekecewaan Saudara/i terhadap kelengahan dari pihak Kementerian Dalam Negeri dan wap kepanasan yang dirasa oleh kami adalah yang sama. Namun demikian, saya menyusun jari sepuluh memohjon Ampun dan maaf kerana bahasa yamg digunakan terhadap individu yang memegang jawatan, walaubagaimana tepat dilakarkanpun, tidak dapat saya siarkan di dalam ruang ini menghormati kertertiban didalam blog. Terima kasih kerana sudi membaca dan memberi pandangan. Wasallam.