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by Birkin Bags Under The Eyes US$24 Million Jacobs Diamond Grossmahjib , Donplaypuks® intrepid correspondent for (wooden) Cabinet affairs at

In view of the massive and sudden increase in Malaysia's population to 30 million, and the under-representation of the underclass in the nation, PM Grossmahjib and her husband who wears the skirt, Bijan, announced Thursday, a minor (IKEA wooden) Cabinet big-bang explosion and the immediate creation of several new Ministerial posts.

Here is the incomplete list of new Ministers:

E.S. Shanker

Kim Kardashian & Jan Selter

Bijan, holder of faked degree in Industrial MsEconomics, who also holds the positions of PM and Minister of Ms.Finance

Deputy Minister - My1din

Go-stan Jauh-hari, ex-CEO of Mana Ada Sistem Airlines

'Don't Ask Me' Interpol Ash Burn, ex-IGP  

My1 Junaidi

 Apanama I Forget, Maha Firaun aka Iskandar Kutty

 'Slap in the face for $501' Rubber Truncheon Ahmad Hamidi

Mario Azaharuddin Balodonttellem, DCA.

X-Ray Charles Rodzali David , ex-Air Force Chief

Dato Millionaire Raja Bomoh & Ptnrs (Buy 1, Free 1 Consultation)

FLOM FLOP Black Rose, the PM who wears the trousers
Deputy Minister - Bijan, the husband who wears the skirts
Deputy Deputy - Mopeydopeygrumpydin , the deputy who wears nothing

Outsourced for $1 deposit, concession period of 250 years and commission rate of only 5% to My Excellent Grandfather, Cronies and Ptnrs Genuine Donations and Not Kick Backs to BUMNO/SCUMNO Plc.

Have I missed out any new Ministers?
 Donplaypuks® with gaji buta new and old Ministers, man!



by e.s. shankar

(click on pics for enlarged view)

Among the 10 artifacts listed as National Treasures (CLICK HERE) and displayed at the Singapore National Museum is the intriguing Singapore Stone with its links to the Sejarah Melayu.

As with the successful effort to have the 1535 Sejarah Melayu or Malay Annals (CLICK HERE) translated from Classical Malay in Jawi script to English and the excavation in Central Java, Indonesia of the Borobudur (CLICK HERE), the largest Buddhist monument in the world, the discovery of the Singapore Stone owes much to Sir Stamford Raffles, recognised as the British founder of modern Singapore (in 1819).

Of course, the Sejarah Melayu is the first to mention the name Temasik as the old name for Singapore, and credits its founding somewhere between 1000-1300 CE to Sri Tri Buana/Sang Nila Utama, one of three Indian princes who landed in Palembang in Sumatra, Indonesia. This again is linked in some way to the 10th century CE Chola (South India) invasion of South East Asia (CLICK HERE). It is also pertinent to understand that prior to Raffles' annexation of Singapore, it was owned by the Johor Sultanate of Peninsular Malaya.

Soon after Raffles arrived in Singapore in 1819, efforts were undertaken to widen the mouth of the Singapore River, when Bengali workers discovered a 10ft by 10 ft sandstone slab bearing inscriptions which till today have not been deciphered. Experts reckon the script used is Sanskrit, Tamil or a mix of those with Jawi. Professor John Miksic of National University of Singapore, who carried out a remarkable excavation at Fort Canninig (Bukit Larangan or Forbidden Hill) and its Keramat Iskandar (Alexander) (CLICK HERE), is  quoted as saying that these inscriptions will never be deciphered, though this sound a little strange when you consider that the secrets of the Rosetta Stone and the Dead Sea Scrolls have all been laid bare through intense studies and inspirational endeavors.

Inexplicably, the Singapore Stone was blasted to pieces by a British philistine, and it was only through the efforts of the likes of Raffles, James Prinsep and James Low, translator of the Kedah Annals (CLICK HERE) and discoverer of Bujang Valley in Kedah (CLICK HERE) that pieces of the stone were retrieved for study. Some pieces were sent to the Calcutta Museum where they presumably lie dormant till today!

What is the link between the Singapore Stone and the Sejarah Melayu?

Chapter V Pg.64-70 of the Sejarah Melayu narrates the story of a war chief strongman, one, Badang, presumably a local Malay. The chapter begins with:

"Here now is the story of Adirama Raja Mudaliar, a son of Raja Chulan (Cholan). He was Raja at Bija Nagara (Vijayanagar) and had a son named Jambuga Raja Mudaliar.....who had a daughter, Princess Talai Puchudi."

The Raja of Keling (Kalinga/India) agrees to a proposal from the ruler of Singapore, Paduka Sri Pikrama Wira, for his son, Sri Rana Wikerma, to marry Talai Puchudi. The wedding takes place in Singapore.

"Now King Sri Rana Wikerma had a war chief, called Badang, who was possessed of very great strength. Badang originally came from Sayong on the mainland (Johor?)....Later the news reached Kalinga that the Raja of Singapura had a war chief possessed of prodigious strength. Now the Raja of Kalinga had among his champions an enormously powerful man, and.....commanded this man should go to Singapura with seven a trial of strength against the war chief of Singapura. If he defeats you, you will pay to him as the stakes of the match the contents of the seven ships. But if you defeat him. you will demand the value of the goods in the seven ships.

In every encounter between them, the Kalinga champion was worsted by Badang. Now in the front of the hall of audience there was a huge rock..thereupon the Kalinga champion tried to lift the rock and failed.....Badang lifted the rock.....and hurled it to the far bank of Kuala Singapura. That is the rock which is there to this day on the extremity of Tanjong Singapura.

...And after a while Badang died and was buried at Buru. When news of his death reached Kalinga, the Raja of Kalinga sent a stone for his grave, and that is the stone which is there to this day."

Astonishing is it not? An episode in the Sejarah Melayu, which even many Malay historians dismiss as a hotch-potch of fables and legends, gives you an exact link to the Singapore Stone, which is no figment of anyone's imagination. The Singapore Stone is either the marker of Badang's grave or a recognition of his prodigious feats.

Of course, Badang did not merely hurl a huge rock for a place in history. The likely scenario is that the Badang story and the Singapore Stone commemorate a great victory by the Indian/Hindu King of Singapore who had brilliant generals like Badang assisting him in defeating an invasion by some King from South India (Kalinga). The Indian ancestry is irrefutable as the Sejarah tells us in no unclear language that the daughter of the Indian King married the son of the Indian ruler of Singapore. All have Tamil names - Talai Puchudi translates from Tamil as Head of Flowers.

We must subject the legends in the Sejarah Melayu to tests of reason and logic, to unravel the truth behind them.

As for deciphering the Singapore Stone, I am sure that collaboration among experts from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and India should produce positive results. If that does not work, we'll have to shout for help from the West!




by a flying carpet and two coconuts, Donplaypuks® intrepid crocodile slap bomoh (shaman) correspondent for missing commercial aircraft affairs at

Despite my loathing for Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, his Government of Thieves and his cousin, Defence Minister and Acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (dubbed Kerismidin for his racist, threatening and menacing keris waving antics at the 2005 UMNO General Assembly), I concede graciously that the duo are sincere when they say "we will leave no stone everything to resolve the frightening mystery of missing flight the families of the missing 227 passengers and 12 crew members."

Make no mistake, with passengers from some 15 countries missing, 156 of whom are from China, the whole world is watching. And so far, if we were to judge our Ministers and various aviation and military authorities involved in this ongoing saga from their performances in front of the TV cameras, an 'F' grading would not be far off the mark.

For Kerismudin to scold the press, local and foreign, that "it's only confusing if you want to see it as confusing" is the kind of false bravado and arrogance we have come to expect from a 3rd rate Minister and politician. That UMNO continues to field the clueless Kerismudin as someone who can handle two Ministerial portfolios, when he reached his Peter's Principle #1 level as a rank-and-file UMNO member, is mute testimony to the fact that UMNO lost the plot decades ago. Kerismudin had the cheek to look annoyed, when within the space of five days, he and his "team" u-turned on a number of statements and "strategies", and after five days, switched the search and rescue operations from the waters of the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, completely in the direction opposite to that from which they started!

Which brings us to the statement first released on 11 March by Berita Harian, a Malay language daily newspaper owned and controlled by UMNO. It quoted our Air Force chief General Tan Sri Rodzali Daud as saying that MH370 had been detected by military radar as a "plot blip" at 2.15 a.m. on Sunday 8 March. The "plot blip" finally went off the military radar screen at 2.40 a.m. over the Straits of Melaka, north west of Penang Island.

Mind you, MAS itself had at first announced that MH370 disappeared off its radar screens at 2.40 a.m. on 8 March over the South China Sea, and then corrected it to 1.30 a.m.

General Daud claimed that he had been misquoted by Berita Harian, and then promptly confirmed the next day that what the Berita Harian had reported was pretty much spot on!!

In simple terms, what this means is that some military personnel at the radar stations at Kota Baru in the east coast, and Penang on the west coast:

1. Were not at their posts when they should have been
2. Or, were sleeping on the job
3. Or, were awake, saw a UFO blip on their screens and went to sleep without alerting their superiors
4. Or, reported their findings to their superiors who dismissed it as fatuous and went back to sleep


5. No one followed the national security SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) and scrambled our fighter jets. Imagine, the lives that could have been saved or expenses mitigated had our jets been released for visual sighting and action on the UFO. Imagine too the horror if some misguided terrorist on board MH370 had tragetted ramming into Petronas Twin Towers!!

Worse, do we  have uninterrupted and vigilant 24-hour radar watch over our air space or not, General Daud?

Because, General Daud also said that the search for the "plot blip" was only initiated some hours after MH 370 went missing and the military was told to look at the possibility of MH370 having doubled back and flown towards the Straits of Melaka, based on foreign intelligence.

When questioned why air force jets were not scrambled in real time to investigate the phenomenon, General Daud replied that such action would only have been initiated if the "plot blip" had been determined to be "hostile." 

Huh? Military radar can do that? Determine from a mere "plot blip" whether a UFO is "commercial" or "terrorist or aliens controlled", "hostile" or "benign", especially one which had its ACAR system and transponders deliberately switched off, and did not respond with its "squawk code" transmission? But then, by General Daud's own words, the "plot blip" was not discovered in real time. So, who determined what, when and how? 

Confusing? Not so, says our beacon of clarity incarnate, Defence and Acting Transport Minister, Kerismudin. Attaboy, UMNO's poster boy for speaking at the same time through two apertures at opposite ends of the human anatomy.

What this episode means in terms of our national security is that this is the equivalent of literally driving a coach, an elephant and two T-Rex through Putrajaya, and no one noticing it in real time. We are literally handing out a road map to would-be terrorists to crash their aeroplanes into something like our central busines district, Putrajaya, KLIA or military HQ, and get away with it scot-free.

This is the kind of negligence for which they routinely behead generals in China, while in Japan it would not proceed so far, as the head honcho would have spilled his guts out by first committing hara-kiri!

A Royal Commission of Inquiry, you say? Don't make me laugh. Najib and his Government of Thieves has yet to implement the findings of the 2005 RCI on the 'Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission' or the 2007 'VK Lingam Video Clip RCI' which recommended action be taken against former Chief Justices Eusoff and Ahmad Fairuz for corruption and fixing of judicial appointments, as well as ex-Prime Minister Mahathir, lawyer VK Lingam, businessman Vincent Tan and current Minister of Federal Territories, Tengku Adnan, for their various roles in the affair. This has remained an outrageous and resounding slap on the face of out King by Najib and UMNO for their continued brazen stonewalling.

 And if we do advance to court martial, then let's not dishonourably discharge some poor junior radar clerk; go for the general, because complacency starts at the top.

 Donplaypuks® with our air defence and national security, man!

#1 Peter's Principle - people tend to be repeatedly promoted until they reach their level of incompetence



by m.balotelli , Donplaypuks® intrepid correspondent for missing commercial aircraft affairs at

These are the first pictures from Yahoo of two Iranians who travelled on stolen passports on ill-fated Malaysia Airlines System flight MH370, which disappeared off radar screen over Vietnam at 1.30 a.m. Saturday, 8 March 2014. The flight, originating from Kuala Lumpur and also marketed as China Southern Airlines flight CZ748, was on its away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing, China. The exact fate of its 227 passengers and 12 crew members, among whom were 156 Chinese nationals, is still unknown at the time of this blog post. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Many countries have joined hands to mount search and rescue operations in the South China Sea, off the Vietnamese coast. This logical approach has now been muddied by Malaysian Military claims that its had been tracking MH370 later when it disappeared at 2.40 a.m. in the airspace over Pulau Perak, which is located on the west coast of Malaysia, in the Straits of Melaka. This would be completely in the direction opposite to that of any aeroplane heading towards Beijing! CLICK HERE.We await with bated breathe on this development.

Naturally, the mainstream and social media have been awash with boundless hypotheses and endless speculations, some posing as theories, as to the fate of MH370. So far, our government has dismissed the unknown 'China Martyrs Brigade' claim as being responsible for an act of terrorism, aimed at reprisal against China for the persecution of its majority Muslim Uygher population in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomus Region, population some 21 million in northeastern China. CLICK HERE for that report. But, given that 2/3 of the passengers on MH370 were Chinese nationals, how remote can that CMB claim be?

The media is much abuzz now with news that among the missing passengers were two Iranian nationals who were travelling on passports stolen from an Italian and an Austrian citizen in Thailand sometime in 2012 or 2013. The Iranian duo have been identified as Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, 19 and Delavar Syed Mohammad Reza, 29. Their tickets were booked in Pattaya, a beach and holiday resort city in the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand by a third so-called Iranian travel agent, Ali Kazem, who has now returned to Tehran. 

Apparently, they bought the stolen passports in Kuala Lumpur!! The two Iranians had no apparent terrorist links? I'm sure that was the intelligence too initially with most of the 9/11 terrorists. Their story, whichever angle you look at it from, looks cock-eyed to say the least. The blase attitude of our IGP is shocking, not to mention Immigration Control at KLIA. The CIA and spy agencies in Europe have not ruled out foul play and terrorism, but our IGP dismisses it within 2 days of the MH370 incident!! I mean:

1. If they were legally emigrating to Germany and Denmark, why were they travelling on stolen passports? Surely the European authorities would have issued them proper immigration approval letters and legal travel documents. They would not have needed stolen passports unless they were up to no good, would they?

2. When one legally emigrates to another country, one is required to depart directly from one's country of origin, in this instance, Iran. Surely, they were not departing from UNHCR camps in Thailand (if such exists, in which case they would not have needed stolen passports)? How come our immigration authority (and the IGP) bought the story that the two Iranians could travel a long route - East, not West - instead of flying west directly from Iran which is so much closer to Germany and Denmark than Thailand or Malaysia or China?

3. It is accepted that our officers at KLIA Immigration Control may not have initially detected the passports as stolen, Interpol data base notwithstanding. But, how come the fact that two Middle Eastern-looking non-Caucasian men were travelling on Austrian and Italian passports did not set off alarm bells at Immigration Control? Our Director-General of the the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) deserves the award for the prize-fool of the year for publicly saying he thought the 2 Iranians looked like Africans, and that one of them resembled the black Italian footballer, Mario Balotelli, who normally shaves his head bald or sports a Mohican haircut.

The Iranian involvement is disturbing, to say the least. In 2012, three Iranian were arrested in Bangkok over a botched plot to kill overseas Israeli diplomats. Their home-made bombs exploded prematurely, and  while in hot pursuit by Thai police, one of the terrorists miscued throwing a handgrenade which blew off his own legs! A fourth member of this Iranian terrorist cell was extradited back to Thailand from Malaysia to where he had fled, claiming innocence, although his image had been captured in CCTV cameras in Bangkok. CLICK HERE and HERE for those reports.

Also, who knows whose raw nerves might have been triggered off in Iran whose population comprises over 90% Shia Muslims, with UMNO politicians and PM Najib here talking about amending the Malaysian Constitution to "reflect" the supreme position of Sunni Islam, and proscribing Shia Islam and "deviant" sects? UMNO's desperate race and religious baiting may well result in it being solidly bitten in its hind quarters!

Of course, nothing will be substantively or conclusively known until the wreckage of MH370 is found, and its intact black box, retrieved. Or, the USA, Russia or China comes up with some satellite pictures showing signs that an explosion may have taken place. But at least our authorities could stop making the stupidest of statements and refrain from peremptorily dismisss the few leads we have without subjecting them to rigorous analysis of logic, common sense and plain, vigilant sleuthing.

Donplaypuks® with Mario Balotelli "theories", man!



by charmaine mao zebentdongkey, Donplaypuks® intrepid correspondent for big bully affairs at

*1 shoal - a sandbank or sandbar

Last March, Malaysia protested against the incursion of four Chinese ships in James Shoal *1, located about 80 kilometres off the coast of Sarawak. Chinese sailors fired guns in the air during the visit to the shoal. In April, a Chinese maritime surveillance ship returned to James Shoal to leave behind steel markers to assert its claim. A month ago, three Chinese ships comprising an amphibious landing craft, the Changbaishan, and two destroyers, patrolled along the coast of James Shoal. In the latest sign of Beijing's territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea, state news agency Xinhua said:

"During the ceremony held in the Zengmu Reef area, soldiers and officers aboard swore an oath of determination to safeguard the country's sovereignty and maritime interests. Fleet commander Jiang Weilie urged soldiers and officers to always be prepared to fight, improve combat capabilities and lead the forces to help build the country into a maritime power." Zengmu Reef is the Chinese term for James Shoal.

China also upset the Philippines and the United States in January this year, when arbitrary rules went into force demanding fishing boats seek permission to enter waters under the jurisdiction of China's southern province of Hainan, an area the provincial government says covers much of the South China Sea! Earlier, the belligerent Chinese had sent a warship and a flotilla of fishing vessels to the Ayungin Reef in the Spratly Islands which has been under Philippine military control since 1999. The Philippines responded with three military vessel of their own to shore up their defences.

Many countries - Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Vietnam - all claim sovereign rights over the James Shoal and Spratly Islands, rumoured to have huge undersea oil and gas deposits (completely unsubstantiated by any scientific study) to dwarf the rest of the world's energy reserves. 

Of course, the Chines do not think it's relevant that the James Shoal and Spratly Islands are more than a thousand kilimetres from its southernmost coastline!

What is perhaps more intriguing is that other than the usual "diplomatic" noises, Prime Minister Najib and his cousin, the equally loathed and reviled "Defence Minister" Hishammudin or Kerismudin, have not sent any of our Godwin, Lekiu, Kasturi, Laksamana, Kedah or Perdana combat, frigate, corvette, off-shore, missile and gunboat class ships and fast assault crafts to do some sabre-rattling of our own. Then again, what's happened to "our" two infamous $8 billion Altantuya Class Scorpene Submarines - the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman and KD Tun Abdul Razak - and their Exocet missiles,  which Najib said would keep the world at bay from our precious shores and sea limits? Are they only fit to track illegal boat-Indon and Filipino immigrants, having failed to detect the "incursion" at Lahad Datu in 2013?

Are any of our billion ringgit class ships and submarines functional at all? Or are they, as usual, in dry docks for sudden unscheduled "scheduled maintenance" works? Do we have a serviceable marine pea-shooter that can be deployed to high seas in a jiffy, as the Philippines did?

Or, are we too scared of the bullying China to stand up for our own sovereign rights? Make no mistake, China knows exactly what it is doing. It is deliberate, provocative and malice aforethought. It knows it does not have a peg-leg to stand on in its claims in the Spratlys and James Shoal. It is doing exactly what the USA is doing in interfering in the internal politics of Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere, claiming hypocritically and dishonestly that countries 2,000 km away from its shores pose a "security threat" to its citizens.

China is in a kind of war with the West and the rest of the world to secure long-term supply of raw materials and food supplies for its massive 1.4 billion population and industries. It's forays in Africa for minerals smack of subtle colonisation. China dreams of the day it will be recognised as the world's number one economy and superpower, never mind that its western half is wallowing in poverty, and its eartern coastline, blanketed in super smog. A country which has never embraced democratic principles or government in its 5,000-year history knows of no other way of achieving this than by gunboat "diplomacy." But a rose by any other name smells the same; bullying is all the current Chinese leadership knows.

And there is one thing I have instinctively known from the time I was about seven years old, and acted upon without fear, whether in school or outside of it: Always stand up to bullies, or be prepared to be trampled and stomped over! And we all know now that Najib and his Government of Thieves are the most craven of cowards!

Najib and Kerismudin, these "yella bellies" as they would have been plainly and insultingly tagged during the era of cowboys, are selling our future now to China by quaking in their boots against  unprincipled dictators and landgrabbers, and not taking a firm stand. 

Donplaypuks® with our sovereign territories, man! Be a man, not a mouse!
The group was made up of an amphibious landing craft, the Changbaishan, and two destroyers, state news agency Xinhua said. "During the ceremony held in the Zengmu Reef area, soldiers and officers aboard swore an oath of determination to safeguard the country's sovereignty and maritime interests," Xinhua said. Zengmu Reef is the Chinese term for James Shoal. Xinhua said the fleet commander Jiang Weilie "urged soldiers and officers to always be prepared to fight, improve combat capabilities and lead the forces to help build the country into a maritime power".

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The group was made up of an amphibious landing craft, the Changbaishan, and two destroyers, state news agency Xinhua said. "During the ceremony held in the Zengmu Reef area, soldiers and officers aboard swore an oath of determination to safeguard the country's sovereignty and maritime interests," Xinhua said. Zengmu Reef is the Chinese term for James Shoal. Xinhua said the fleet commander Jiang Weilie "urged soldiers and officers to always be prepared to fight, improve combat capabilities and lead the forces to help build the country into a maritime power".

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by Donplaypuks® at

It pains, saddens and grieves me to openly criticize Pakatan leaders, especial those who have somewhat demonstrated that corruption does not have to be an integral part of Malaysian politics and State and Federal Goverments procurement contracts and dealings. This is also the same leadership in Selangor and Penang that, between 2008 and pre-GE 2013 brought in vastly superior (as compared to UMNO/BN) and improved measures of openness, transparency and accountability in their administration, financial dealings and economic programmes. More than that, with their record FDI's and financial surpluses which were never achieved in 51 years (since 1957) under UMNO/BN crookedness, they won the admiration not only of the Auditor-General for good governance, but more importantly, accolades and bouquets from the Rakyat (citizens), including many from non-Pakatan States.

Sadly, since GE 2013, the wheels seem to coming off the chugging trains of the Chief Ministers of Selangor and Penang. Their actions and body language since being voted in for a second term of office are disturbing, and more worryingly, suspicious. They seem to have lost the plot. Incredibly, Pakatan has not organized a united public protest against the staggering increase in cost of living, premature introduction of GST (and a 6% rate) in an undeveloped economy or still leaden-footedness of the Election Commission in correcting and up-dating the electoral roll, not to mention a partisan police and MACC, all directly attributable to PM Najib's inept premiership and UMNO/BN Machiavellian manipulations.

Selangor CM Khalid Ibrahim was a bulwark against the Federal Government's 10-year lobbying and machinations to ram through the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plan Project, a (still) much unwanted and redundant $8 billion proposal (surely for the benefit of a UMNO/BN and their cronies) to channel water from Pahang to Selangor, where it rains 365 days a year! He became a folk-hero for standing up to an obscene proposal by Syabas to increase water tariffs in Selangor by 35%, despite not complying with many contractual obligations such as reducing water wastage and pilferage. Puncak and Syabas's $5-$10 million a year CEO and UMNO crony, Rozali Ismail, who was also recently paid an incredible ex-gratia sum of $20 million before GE13, and then had his Chairmanship extended for a further 5 years, had to repeatedly rely on Federal Government bailouts/loans running to over $1 billion to keep Syabas afloat.

Post GE 2013, Khalid is now talking about palaver and smoking the peace pipe with Najib's Government of Thieves about the Langat 2 Plant. More than that, he is proposing to burden the Rakyat with stratospheric pay rises (some as much as 200%-350%) for Exco members and Assemblymen by dishonestly and nonsensically (and non-transparenly) comparing pay for political and state administration jobs with "equivalent" private sector pay scales. (Pray tell, what exactly are the private sector equivalent jobs and pay of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, who work less than 6 months a year, and Assemblymen who also receive pay as MP's and for directorships in GLC's?). 

Khalid has also demonstrated poor timing and acute insensitivity at this juncture when the masses are reeling from one price hike to another engineered by PM Najib who is pathetically manoeuvring like a cornered rat, to cover up utter maladministration by UMNO/BN for over 30 years, by passing the buck to the Rakyat. PM Najib and his Government of Thieves are in panic and complete disarray over a record National Debt exceeding $540 billion, which doubled during Najib's leadership commencing 2008! They are hoping against hope that some major miracle will bail them out, after being put on international watch by the World Bank, IMF and rating agencies like Fitch. This is a $540 billion public debt that any UMNO/BN will NEVER, I repeat, NEVER, be able to extinguish, and it will burden future generations for a very, very long time!

And Khalid is now proposing to be pally-wally with Najib's criminally inept regime? Wtf is going on??!!

To add insult to injury, now Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng has gone out and got himself a brand new $300,000 Mercedes Benz, after having being satisfied with a Camry since 2008! What gives? Do these Chief Ministers think their job is done despite being some distance away from seizing the jewel-in-the-crown, Putrajaya?

No doubt, it's his legal entitlement. But this is the same Lim Guan Eng who in 2008 flayed the UMNO/BN Trengganu Government for its profligacy in buying 14 Mercedes Benz limos for $3.42 million (or about $245,000 per car). As reported on 25/07/2008 in The Edge:

"It is not wise of the Trengganu state government to spend RM3.42 million to buy 14 Mercedes Benz E200 Kompressor limousines, especially at a time when the people are reeling from rising living costs. Instead, moderation should have been exercised. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who expressed these views to the press yesterday, however, agreed that the quality of a Mercedes Benz was better than that of a Proton Perdana V6 Executive. The Benz’s maintenance costs were also lower. He said that the Penang state government had cancelled the order for five new Perdanas worth over RM600,000 and decided to use existing vehicles. We decided to make do with what we have to save cost as long as the car can move and reach the destination. Even the state secretary (Datuk Jamaludin Hassan) had complained that the Perdana has incessant gearbox problems and a leaking roof but that should not be an excuse to splurge. They could have even purchased Toyotas. They are the leading car brand in the world, overtaking even General Motors and are much cheaper than Mercedes Benz,” said Lim. He said Umno should practise what it preached. Umno must do something about this. Its leaders are living luxuriously while the people are suffering.”

This is the same Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng who in his usual smarmy brycreemed Pontiff style also preached to UMNO/BN, claiming open admiration for the simple lifestyle of 7 CE Caliph, Umar ibn Abdul Aziz:

"As a leader, He is known to be extremely pious and is disdainful of luxuries. He preferred simplicity, depositing all assets and finery meant for the caliph into the public treasury. He abandoned the caliph's palace to the family of Suleiman and instead preferred to live in modest dwellings. He wore rough linens instead of royal robes, and often went unrecognized Rulers usually appoint people to watch over their subjects."

Hypocrisy and double standards? You betcha!

How then do we take to task Najib and Rosmah for their  $180 million Airforce One abuse of power, when Pakatan's leaders too seem to putting their snouts to the trough and being seduced by glitz and glitter? How do we take the higher moral ground against UMNO/BN, when these Pakatan leaders forget the huge element of service that goes with the job and territory of Chief Ministers and politicians, for which the reward is public respect, admiration, adulation and a place in the history books, not obscene Singapore Minister-like three million dollar a year salaries and entitlement to platinum service?

Lim Guan Eng should not take voter-patience and support for granted. If they can vote him in, they can equally vote him out. And this man, (and some close aides in his administration too), has, in the last year or two, made some major mistakes and embarrassing statements and had to back-track and apologise publicly for them, after UMNO/BN-like, first hotly disputing he had done or said anything wrong. The fiasco over the DAP's Central Executive Election (CEC) last year should put LGE on alert that he is not quite a Mandela, and that in fact he has a long way ago. He has single-handedly given UMNO/BN via the shameless Registrar of Societies (ROS) the very weapons to deregister DAP!

There is also much disquiet in Penang and beyond over some of Lim Guan Eng's decisions over what is perceived as unbridled and rabid real estate development, the environmental costs of which will come home to roost and haunt Penangites in the years to come. There is suspicion that the Chief Minister has been supping with the same conscienceless bunch of tycoons who have been bank-rolling UMNO/BN the last 30 years by wilfully inflating contract costs. Granted that, with an evil and crooked Federal Government hell-bent on undermining and strangling Penang, LGE is having a tough time steering his ship through shark-infested waters. But that goes with the territory! However, he has to be more consultative and transparent, and less appearing to be a Caesar. E.g. If land contra deals have been done with China companies for undersea tunnels and highways at market valuations, then why are they allowed to collect tolls? We are sick and fed-up to the eyeteeth with UMNO/BN (since 1987) illegally and unconstitutionally classifying all Toll Highway contracts under the Official Secrets Act, making instant billionaires of worthless cronies/real traitors and burdening the Rakyat with contractually built-in toll increases (or taxpayer compensation in lieu of) despite a huge increase in highways traffic. And now Guan Eng wants to tread the same path?

The point is also that we continue to believe in Pakatan; our support for it is not diminished by the strange post-GE 2013 behaviour, indiscretion, hypocrisy, insensitivity and PR goofs of some Pakatan Chief Ministers. However, we do not wish to have to choose between the lesser of two evils. We wish to have the best government ever to replace the wayward and thieving regime of UMNO/BN. In that respect, I would quote Umar ibn Abdul Aziz:

"I appoint you a watcher over me and my behaviour. If you find me at fault in word or action guide me and stop me from doing it."

We, the PEOPLE, service notice on Lim Guan Eng and Khalid Ibrahim that we have been watching you. We hereby service notice that your professionalism, honesty and integrity is seriously found wanting. Change or be changed permanently. Do not wear our patience thin! Lim Guan Eng, return the Mercedes or pay for it from your own pocket if you so desperately desire it. And don't ever quote Umar ibn Abdul Aziz ever again. We expect the leaders we support to walk the talk and not indulge in bullshit doublespeak, double standards and ugly, hypocritical behaviour or talkingcock.con. 

Donplaypuks® with the PEOPLE's money, man! You don not need Mercedes Benz and fancy salaries to serve the PEOPLE, if that was your priority in entering politics. If you and your cohorts think that you can get better pay and rewarding jobs in the private sector, please, please RESIGN TO-DAY and apply. Let's see who will rush to employ you at $30,000 and $20,000 a month salaries plus perks, once you are out of Government, and also allow you to determine your own salary increments, bonuses and perks!!



 by Donplaypuks® at

Make no mistake. The astronomical pay rise approved for Selangor State Assemblymen and Exco is an unbelievable betrayal of the trust placed by voters in Pakatan and its leadership. If MB Khalid had the balls, he would have tabled the proposal in Pakatan's manifesto for voter approval at the 2013 General Elections. But by ramming it through using Pakatan majority in Selangor so soon after the GE where not a peep was mentioned, Khalid and his greedy administration have proven themselves worse than Prime Minister Najib and his Government of Thieves. To be stabbed again and again by your enemies is one thing, but to be stabbed by your so-called allies? Et tu, Brute?

Under the new salary structure, the pay of assemblymen will be upped 87% from RM6,000 to RM11,250 a month, the Speaker from RM6,109.29 to RM22,500 (268%), and the deputy Speaker from RM3,327.50 to RM15,750 (373%). The salary of exco members will go up 231% from RM6,109.29 to RM20,250 while the Mentri Besar will have a pay rise of 106.4% from RM14,175 to RM29,250. The Speaker is Hannah Yeoh while her deputy is Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

This is the same kind of callous administration that led to the French Revolution of 1789-1799 where the elite shoved their snots to the trough, while sneeringly advising the masses to tighten their belts, and "eat cake". When the masses revolted, the world order changed forever! 

This rape of the Selangor gravy train while the going is good is being justified by the likes of Hannah Yeoh (of Subang Jaya) demanding that salaries for top posts in state government be linked to executive pay in Public Listed Companies (PLC) and Multi-National Corporations (MNC). This kind of self-serving highway robbery and thievery fails to take into account that:

1. No special qualifications or experience are required of politicians standing for office. Try getting a top sales director's or CEO's job in a PLC with just an 'O' or 'A' level qualification or no working track record!
2. The Pakatan administration has only been in office for 5 years, and in no PLC or MNC that I know of anywhere in the world do they award average pay rises of the order of 20%-80% per year. If any PLC or MNC had this kind of wage policy, it would go bankrupt before you could say "Khalid Ibrahim".

3. Executive pay rises in PLC's and MNC's are always linked to performance. There is no job security there. If you fail, you are shown the door immediately. More than that, in politics, there is the service element. Therefore, in linking executive pay in the public sector to that in the private sector, one has to lop off at least a hefty 40% from "equivalent" private sector pay structures.

4. If anyone in the the Selangor administration, including MB Khalid and Hannah Yeoh, thinks they can secure a top job paying $30,000 and $22,500 per month (excluding other perks and benefits such as company car, entertaining allowance etc.) in a PLC or MNC, ask them to apply and see where they get to at their age. Let us see how far up the corporate ladder they can get, with real competition for jobs. If law practices and medicine can generate a high pay for these Selangor politicians, let them work there. We want politicians who place serving the people as their highest priorities, and not those hoping to get rich in office!

It is galling for the ordinary people to swallow this kind of drivel coming from Khalid, Hannah Yeoh, Azmin Ali et al at a time when the citizens are daily being trodden over by PM Najib who is intent on passing the buck to the citizens for the gross corruption, fraud, maladministration and thievery perpetrated on us by BUMNO/BN for the last 30 years. Najib, having been warned by the IMF, World Bank and international rating agencies such as Fitch, is now forcing the Rakyat to bear the cost of the all-time record-high national debt of RM530 billion, which is largely due to Najib's own profligacy. RM 7.2 billion in consultancy fees and funding Perkasa? Has there been a worst PM and traitor in Malaysia?

How can any sane administration even think of such huge pay rises for politicians when the citizens' wallets are daily being mugged by higher electricity, toll, transport, health, education and food prices and costs, not to mention the increase in cost of living that will inevitably be caused by the introduction of GST in 2015? Najib does not care, BUMNO/BN does not care and now, the Selangor government does not care because, with the fanciful salaries and perks that these mollycoddled politicians and elite enjoy, they are well insulated from the staggering increase in cost of living that is plaguing the rest of our nation.

I challenge MB Khalid to call for a referendum on the single issue of this obscene pay hike and see if Pakatan voters will support him. Where on earth do employees of a company determine their own salary levels and increments? Do you have the cojones, Khalid?

 Donplaypuks® with unjustifiable pay rises, MB Khalid Ibrahim!