Friday, 7 November 2008

Pasir Salak Menyalak, YDP Mengiau ...

We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another - until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices.
~Richard M. Nixon

Pasir Salak translated to English literally is Barking Sand.
Pasir Salak- BN thinks he lives up to the Name by barking out loud - "Bastard".....
The Spekers, being what they are, just "meow" when it involves Umno goons, with pussyfooting words like "Sudahlah, sudahlah ..... The issue resolved ....."

Compare with what Fong Po Kuan (I admit that her shouting hurts the ears, though)
and Karpal were subjected to ....

Maybe he needs to grow some "Kahunas" or even some whiskers like his superior ....

**However, I must say that "some" other MP's do need to learn to speak with decorum.
The shouting and "needling" of MP should stop - all parties included. It is one thing to make a point - quite another to shout, resort to dramatics or humiliate your colleagues, when you can't.
It's strange that some people don't seem to have any respect for "the august house" anymore.
Maybe we should ask what Uncle Lim achieved in those precious minutes here and here.
Maybe we should ask UMNO and the Mahathirists why this is the case.

‘Bastard’ in the House

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 5 – It is often referred to as “this august house” but conduct in the Dewan Rakyat today plumbed new depths with obscene language that would make even a street walker protest.

More than eyebrows were raised when a government MP called an opposition member a “bastard”.

Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (BN-Pasir Salak) used the expletive on M. Kulasegaran (DAP-Ipoh Barat) after the Ipoh Barat member said the Pasir Salak Indian community “hated” Tajuddin.

Immediately, a furious Tajuddin yelled out “Bastard!”, and repeated the insult.

“You bloody bastard, show me proof,” Tajuddin screamed.

As one, opposition MPs objected to the profane language, prompting the deputy speaker, Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, to tell Tajuddin to retract the offensive word.

However, Tajuddin replied that he would take it back only if Kulasegaran also retracted his allegation.

“He said I am hated (benci) by the Indians in Pasir Salak. How does he know this?” he said.

Kulasegaran replied that his statement was fair comment.

“I was the MP for Teluk Intan, which is the neighbouring constitutency to Pasir Salak. I have friends and relatives there (Pasir Salak). Surely, I am allowed to speak the truth,” he said.

The deputy speaker then said that Kulasegaran had provoked Tajuddin when he used the word “benci”.

“That is strong. You should not have used it. I think you should withdraw that word and I will instruct him (Tajuddin) to withdraw the unparliamentary word he used,” Wan Junaidi said.

Kulasegaran: “I have heard a lot of unparliamentary words. This is the first time I hear that hate is not an acceptable term. I will withdraw it and replace it with ‘don’t like him’ (tak suka).”

Wan Junaidi then told Tajuddin to withdraw his offensive remark.

“I withdraw the word but he shamed me,” he said.

The “solution” was not entirely satisfactory to several members, including Lim Lip Eng (DAP-Segambut), who asked for clarification.

“Two weeks ago, when Karpal Singh told the Speaker to be serious … he was thrown out. But here, Pasir Salak used the word bastard twice and nothing was done. Why is there a double standard?” Lip Eng asked Wan Junaidi.

Wan Junaidi said the earlier decision was made by the chair (Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia).

“What he (Tajuddin) said has been retracted. The issue resolved,” he said.

RPK Ordered 2 B Released!!!! (Updated)

Court has ordered RPK To Be Released!!

LIVE: RPK goes home in a Roll Royce “fit for a king”

RPK, now Anwar Ibrahim: Two Great News in a Single Day (November 7, 2008)

Report from Din Merican:

BREAKING NEWS: I have just returned from the Shah Alam High Court after listening to a well argued judgement by Judge Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad who ruled that Raja Petra’s detention was ultra vires and ordered the well known blogger’s immediate release from detention under the ISA.

The legal team was jointly led by Malek Imtiaz Sarvar and Art Harun with the assistance of J. Chandra and a host of lawyer friends of Raja Petra. Malek, Art and Chanrdra deserve our thanks for their thoroughly professional work.

Raja Petra is expected to appear in court before 4.00 p.m today (November 7, 2008) for his formal release from detention. Imagine the celebrations in the court premises where Marina Lee-Petra, her two daughters and Free RPK supporters had gathered since 7.00 am. There were tears of relief all round after hearing the f Judge’s decision that Raja Petra would released today. We all hugged each other. Even Big Man Haris Ibrahim, Bernard Zorro Khoo, Bangsar Bala, Visu and I could not hold back our emotions and tears as we witnessed a significant victory for the Malaysian people.

Bernard Zorro and I will join Marina (and hopefully Raja Petra himself) and others in Ipoh, Perak for a vigil to remember Malaysians who are still in Kamunting, Perak under the ISA on Sunday evening, November 8, 2008. A crowd of some 2,000 people are expected to turn up for this DAP-PR organised event.

In the meantime, we must anxiously await the ruling this afternoon on whether Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s so-called sodomy case will be transferred to the High Court . May the Obama effect prevail in Kuala Lumpur as it did in Shah Alam. We cannot be bogged done by legal actions taken against Anwar Ibrahim. I certainly want him to be free to speak on our behalf in Parliament and lead our country as the next Prime Minister—Din Merican

*Images from DelCapo

....... Let's Hope "Humpty Dumpty" doesn't mess it up again!