Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Mahfuz: Saifuddin masih ahli PAS

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) tidak pernah memberitahu PAS Kawasan Pokok Sena bahawa mereka mahu melantik seorang ahli parti itu Saifuddin Nasution Ismail sebagai Pengarah Strategi PKR, kata ketua PAS Pokok Sena, Mahfuz Omar.

Mahfuz berkata, Saifuddin juga tidak pernah memberitahu beliau atau pemimpin PAS Pokok Sena yang lain bahawa beliau ditawarkan jawatan tersebut.

"Ini berita yang baru saya dengar. Sehingga hari ini, Saifuddin masih seorang ahli PAS kerana beliau telah menyertai parti ini Januari lalu.

"Saya tidak tahu, pada masa sama, beliau masih lagi ahli PKR tetapi yang saya tahu ialah Saifuddin merupakan bekas pemangku ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan (AMK) dan bekas Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) PKR bagi kerusi Lunas," katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.

Mahfuz , yang juga bekas Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas pelantikan Saifuddin sebagai pengarah strategi PKR seperti yang diumumkan oleh penasihat parti itu, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dalam kongres nasional PKR di Seremban, Ahad lalu.

Bagaimanapun, PAS, kata Mahfuz tidak menghalang Saifuddin untuk menjadi pengarah strategi PKR kerana jika ia lebih baik kepada masa depannya, beliau perlu menerima tawaran tersebut.

Sijil penyertaan

"Saifuddin tidak pernah membuat permohonan untuk meninggalkan PAS, sebaliknya beliau pernah berjanji untuk terus komited dengan parti.

"PAS kawasan Pokok Sena sedang mengatur satu program untuk menyampaikan satu sijil penyertaan kepada Saifuddin kerana menyertai PAS kawasan ini," katanya lagi.

Saifuddin ketika ini menjadi pengurus Yayasan Tok Kenali yang ditubuhkan oleh kerajaan PAS Kelantan yang berpusat di Kota Baru.

Bagaimanapun, Mahfuz berkata, pihaknya tidak akan mengambil sebarang tindakan ke atas Saifuddin yang dilantik sebagai pengarah strategi PKR.




ruyom said...

One of the most glaring and blatant distortion of the "social contract" was the secular character of nation-building, that Malaysia is a secular nation but not an Islamic state - a position publicly reaffirmed by the first three prime ministers, but which was unilaterally and unconstitutionally abandoned by the Barisan Nasional government in the "929 Declaration" that Malaysia is an Islamic state.

Another example of the distortion of the "social contract" happened in parliament when the Umno minister accused the opposition, of questioning the sensitive issue of malay special rights when touching on the controversy over bumi corporate equity during the debate.

In my statement, I said this was an unconstitutional rewriting of the "social contract" as the New Economic Policy target for bumi corporate equity is not protected by Article 153 of the constitution on "special position" of the malays and the natives of Sabah and Sarawak, and questioning the NEP targets is not questioning Article 153 of the constitution.

samp said...

Discrimination in the private sector is everywhere. Even the Chinese businessman who is just starting gets discriminated against more established ones, unless he has a mentor to back him up.

As for career interviews, it is best to get a recommendation first. If I am using my own money, it is my right to choose whom I want - even to the extent of discrimination. Why would I want to hire someone that I cannot have lunch with, work with or converse with?

The BN government on the other hand is discriminating against the non-malays not with the malay money, but with probably the Chinese money as the latter pay the bulk of income tax collected in the country. That we are against.

fong said...

"The chronicle of higher education discussion" of affirmative action in Malaysia, says that it began because "ethnic malays held relatively little economic power" and because of a colonial legacy under which the country "more urbanized Chinese inhabitants tended to prosper."

In reality, under colonial rule the British provided free education to the malays but the Chinese minority had to provide their own - and the Chinese still completely outperformed the malays, both in educational institutions and in the economy.

Performance differences are what slippery semantics try to evade, whether in Malaysia or elsewhere, when affirmative action is discussed.

Again, such semantic gymnastics attempt to evade the obvious: Some groups perform a lot better than others, whether in education or the economy and whether in Malaysia or elsewhere around the world.

Back in the 1960s, when university admissions were based on academic performance, students from the Chinese minority outnumbered students from the malay majority. When it came to engineering degrees, the Chinese outnumbered the malays 404 to 4.

While quotas changed the numbers in Malaysia, they could not change the performances. After three decades of quotas favoring malays, the government finally acknowledged that the universities were simply not turning out enough people with the high-tech skills that the country needed.

In both Malaysia and Indonesia, preferences and quotas were intended explicitly to apply to the majority of the population because minorities - notably the Chinese in both countries - were far more successful.

aston said...

Arrogant people - those who think they are more Malaysians than others.

Corrupt people - those who keep pilfering from the publics, to enrich themselves.

Hypocritical people - those who say one thing to God and one thing to the people.

Idiotic people - those who think that by waving the keris, the world will be under their feet.

Lazy people - those who wait for durian to drop.

Moronic people - those who go amok, chopping own family members.

Naive people - those who expect God to drop them food when they pray for it.

Stupid people - those who think that wearing turban will make them clever.

tim said...

Ministers in Malaysia need to learn when it is time to step down. This Rafidah is one, Samy is another. It is painfully embarrassing to see them issuing denial after denial when they are facing public scrutiny. I think a prerequisite to be a minister in this country is to have extra thick skin.

It is definitely a matter of pride, perceptions of truth, and honour between Mahathir and Rafidah.

Rafidah will go, but not before she sets her record straight. The APs issue is policy of the government and the entire government, previous and current, should be damned for it. Not just one person.

But Mahathir fulminations are directed at his successor Pak Lah whom he feels is undermining and dismantling his legacy, vide his quote about creating a mess while in power, and now the government having no money for projects.

Mahathir can come out now and talk about it but he didn't do anything about it during his time in power.

He can't feign ignorance and despite his announcements, should take responsibility for this and his policies of making a few tycoons for the betterment of the community.

The statistics that have come out, if believed, reveal that the equity share of the malays became stagnant at 19 percent during his watch - a failure by any standards yet lots of people particularly the malays became tycoons with projects across the world. Wonder if their share is part of the 19 percent or theirs is being bandied about now.

Pride comes before the fall. Such is life.

Majority of our politicians are selfish, power hunger and corrupted. Everyone become greedy and greedier each year. A tiny portion of their wealth could supports 2 or 3 poorer families in the country. Yet the needy sufferance is unbelievably worst each day.

What a shame……….

reek said...

That is why malay is the most arrogant, corrupted, racist and terrorist race in the world. To the world population, malay is only a minority. And yet, still keep on talking about Islam, Muslim, Syariah law. Shame on you.

wihong said...

Asked if this matter will erode investor confidence, Najib said he did not think so, "I think we can convince them that this is a stable government and we have a strong mandate." he said.

Why are all these BN goons keep talking about we have a strong mandate, each time there is some talk against BN.

You BN goons, please get the facts right, you are given such a big mandate is because of your reform pledge in the general election to create a accountable, clean, democratic, efficient, incorruptible, transparent administration.

Whatever you are doing now is not in accordance to your election pledges, so please stop talking about the huge mandate that you received in the last election to counter all the nonsense things you all goons are doing right now.

This is a test of integrity, openness, quality, reform, corruptively and stupidity of the government voted. Thanks again for those who voted the ruling.

This public debate will be good for Malaysia in the long term. Those in power should not be isolated from the views of the people, and anyone who has broken laws should not be given any amnesty.

We have had so many reports on corruption etc and the best the government can do is to consider a whistle-blowers act.

(Dog fight! Dog fight! Let them fight! Then all the skeletons in the cupboards will emerge! Then we will all know full! Life then will be more interesting in Bolehland!)

Do not trust Pak Lah. All these talk of democracy, integrity, transparency, or whatever slogans are lies. Pak Lah said he wants to listen to the truth, but when the truth from the people is something which he doesn't like to hear, he silenced the people.

It is a little early to be talking about his legacy unless we don't expect him to survive the next party elections. Pak Lah has opted to remain silent because he is unsure of what to do and certainly does not want to be putting or seen to be putting his finger up to the winds in order to find which way the wind blows.

This prime minister is facing opposition on all fronts - outside and inside, something obvious to all of us. Umno does not want to be seen like it is unable to manage differences between the factions.

Cursed will be cursed. Highly educated will talk of improving the country. Request advice Pak Lah does not take minister like the person who do not use the brain and do not just fill the gap. Very sad who selected low mentality minister.

Mahathir should relax and rest and visit overseas. Nobody respect him for what he did in the past. Pak Lah just ignore and continue improvement of the country and select well-educated and civilized minister in the parliament not like the above.

The prime minister is no match for Mahathir, in foresight, wisdom, or to engage in a repartee with him. Pak Lah is incapable of entering into a debate with Mahathir. The inability of an entire cabinet to confront one old man shows the weakness of this administration. Wonder how it can manage the country.

Some of our elected representatives appeared more like "gangsters" when they speak in parliament, while some of them talk like small boy with shallow mentality.

Naturally, we cannot move faster. In fact we are going backward. This is the result of a policy with special emphasis on manufacturing a level playing field, which has started to back fire, after reaching saturation point.

Some of them representatives in the parliament especially the ruling party are really behaving like clowns and with this third class mentality representing their constituencies, we would be having third class status in the eyes of the world.

These people should be debating important national issues rather than poking fun at the opposing sides calling all types of names. It is a disgrace and with calibre of representatives, how on earth are we going to achieve the so-called "developed" status in the year 2020. We must be dreaming and maybe in the year 2200!

Pak Lah got someone from his office to announce that he is going to oversea for a very minor operation. Maybe it is true and maybe not.

What I personally feel is, he can't even tell a good lie. This is too lame an excuse to get out of the heat. He has no guts to face the public!

vesewe said...

In Japan people commit hara-kiri if they have erred. Here Malaysia we have half past six ministers pointing fingers at each other. See the big difference? Our ministers here their skin is thicker than Kobe beef.

kentanjim said...

If ever I would want to produce a movie of the old China dynasty era, Koh Tsu Koon and Ong Ka Ting would make perfect casting as the eunuchs of the emperor.

Just look at their faces and mannerisms in real life and you'd know they are perfect for these roles in reel life.

This is not a false perception as many posters here have similar perception of these people.

Other than carrying the balls of the power bearers and keeping mum on issues affecting the Chinese community, these seemingly emasculated people are always seen having a gayest time showing their faces in the papers.

The voters just have to waken up for the next elections. Enough of Eunuchs!

fargoman said...

In very recent times, the starting date for the study of Malaysia history in the schools has been conveniently fixed around 1400 CE. It probably coincides with the founding of the Sultanate of Malacca by Parameswara.

Today, Malaysia school children only learn a little bit about the early Proto malays and then are conveniently taken on a historical quantum leap to the founding of Malacca.

Early Indian works speak of a fantastically wealthy place called Savarnadvipa, which meant "land of gold". This mystical place was said to lie far away, and legend holds that this was probably the most valid reason why the first Indians ventured across the Bay of Bengal and arrived in Kedah around 100 BC.

Apart from trade, the early Indians brought a pervasive culture, with Hinduism and Buddhism sweeping through the Indo-Chinese and malay archipelago lands bringing temples and Indian cultural traditions. The local chiefs began to refer to themselves as "rajahs" and also integrated what they considered the best of Indian governmental traditions with the existing structure.

I learnt Malaysia history in the 1950s and taught it in the 1960s and 1970s in secondary schools. All the history textbooks at the time had the early Indian connection specifically mentioned in them. Teachers of that period taught about the early Indianised kingdoms of Langkasuka, Srivijaya and Majapahit that existed from as early as 100 CE.

Anyone can see that Parameswara, the founder of Malacca, has a clearly give away name that points to the Indian/Hindu influence. No one can deny this, and all our children need to know about this. They have the fundamental right to learn about this aspect of our history too.

Why don't our children learn about these early Indian connections today? It needs mention here that this early Indian connection has nothing to do with the much later cheap Indian "coolie" labour influx that the British brought over to man the railways and plantations of Malaysia from the late 19th century onwards.

The malay language as we know it today is already fully impregnated and enriched with many foreign words. This is good. Malay therefore has been a bahasa rojak from early times itself.

Rojak itself (and also cendul) is a Malaysia food developed by an Indian Malayalee Muslim community known as the Malabaris who hailed from Kerala. They were also referred to as kakas. We now wrongly credit the Penang mamaks for this great food.

The very word "Melayu" itself is most probably of Indian origin from the words "Malai Ur", which means land of mountains in Tamil. Singapur, Nagapur and Indrapur are very common Indian names that have similar backgrounds.

The early Indians were probably inspired by the main mountain range that looks like a backbone for the malay peninsula and thus named it Malaiur. The word "Malai" is undoubtedly Indian in origin as is the case with the word Himalayas and we all know where it is situated.

Many malay words, from describing malay royalty (Seri, Raja, Maha, etc) and common everyday terms (suami, kerana, dunia, cuma, bakti), all have Indian connections. The undeniable Indian connection in the word Indonesia is also reflected in the name itself.

The Indian factor that influences even the prevailing malay culture in terms of music, food, dress and certain other everyday practices like betel chewing and bersanding is another thing over which a loud hush prevails. Why?

Such knowledge of the roots of this great country, be they Indian, Chinese, Arab or whatever, can indeed very strongly facilitate the ongoing efforts of the government to make our children think of themselves as Bangsa Malaysia more readily and more easily.

shukor said...

yang saya hairan kenapa tiada suatu pun komen2 berkaitan dengan kisah Saifuddin.

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