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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Selamat Hari Raya


Here's wishing all Muslim Malaysians...

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITHRI

Forgive.

Release RPK and all ISA detainees.

Never forget.

Abolish the ISA.


Let's move ahead as ONE People ONE Nation.

Selamat Hari Raya, Malaysia!!!

38 comments:

Michelle said...

Patrick

Selamat Hari Raya. You have a beautiful family.

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Dear Patrick, are these your family? It's very wonderful!- xuefeng

Andrew Chia said...

Time to say only good things for everyone.

Time to praise.

Time to encourage.

Selamat Hari Raya!!!

KY said...

happy holidays to you too patrick.

Govin said...

Aiyoyo! Rich malay can afford rm1.5million villa still want 7% NEP discount? This is NEP abuse! Mana boleh?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Bumi_discount_mod.jpg

http://standupformalaysia.blogspot.com/2008/10/malaysiakini-umno-plays-racial-card.html

Patricia said...

Ah, finally, we see a smiling Patrick! What a lovely picture you all make :)

Happy holidays to you and your family, Pat.

Cheers,

Pat

Anonymous said...

I was watching the news at 5.30 pm at NTV7 and was surprised to see Hindraf's ppl in the open house of our PM.They were there to wish our PM "SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI" and at the same time " MAAF ZAHIR DAN BATIN ".

I hope our PM would walk his compassionate transition of releasing all the ISA detainees so that the people of Malaysia would remember him for his kind deed even though he was a lame duck PM.Do something good before it is too late.....!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes selamat hari raya to all our malay friends and safe holidays to all malaysians. Yes I am with you all RELEASE ALL THE ISA DETAINEES.

rgds
pathfinder

Anonymous said...

Aiya, I just can't stand it. Those goons really spoil my holidays.
Today, our Najb says Maybank's aquisition of BII indonesia is a good buy. Yes its a goodBye for RM8billion.
How many more stupid blunders are we going to make to screw up the country? Why on earth do we like to act stupid and play stupid?
Just ask yourself if you can get the shares for Rp310 why are you paying Rp433. And those confirm idiots paid Rp433 a share for a confirm immediate loss of about RM2 billion. They tried really hard to be confirmed as idiots.....or is there something which smells corruption??

Rgds
Pathfinder

solidleong said...

You have a wonderful famili. Happy holidays and Selamat Hari Raya.

Ricky said...

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Pls post more in your blog.

Anonymous said...

Uncle Pat,

Selamat Hari Raya!

Happy holidays to you and your lovely family =D

py

Anonymous said...

Malaysia claimed to be an Islamic State.

Let's prove it to be 'Maaf Zahir & Batin' by releasing RPK!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Pat, wonderful family pic. Happy holidays!

http://biologicalclockticking.blogspot.com

Khun Pana aka johanssm said...

Can only wishes you all a happy holiday but not a happy raya.
This raya is been fcuked up by the gov.
have a heart for those inside the kamunting.

cancan said...

Same time,same year,same talk

http://www.kingsmary.blogspot.com/

Dean Arif said...

Uncle Pat,

Thanks! Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all...

Anonymous said...

Patrick

Are you influenced by your stint in Singapore?

Singapore has a national day song called "One People, One Nation, One Singapore".

I don't think our BN fellows are going to adopt this slogan given their anti-Singapore stand.

UMNO wants every Malaysian citizen to go Melayu-way, not Malaysian way! Then they can continue to assert their Ketuanan to other races!

OK to Imagine there's no BN (think John Lennon's song).

Anonymous said...

happy holiday and selamat hary raia! to all malays drive safely

hn

Lifeat30 said...

Patrick your son very handsome la. sure gonna break some hearts.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Patrick for your good wishes, same to you also, 'maaf zahir and batin'.

Anonymous said...

selamat hari raya to u too mr patrick and all malaysians.
my family and i watched u and afdlin in sumo-lah today..we were laughing out loud. may u and ur family had a wonderful holidays.

paul said...

yes, I'll wait for the day when we all can be called real 'Malaysians', not Chinese, Indian or Bumi Malaysian.

The only stumbling block is that u-know-what religious thing.

I'll always admire your guts, Pat.
Bring it higher!

Paul Y

Anonymous said...

Patrick, I thought yr blog is a good place to remind everyone and to quote John Naisbitt (extract from the Sun Aug 27)at the Futurist Forum 2008entitled "Mindset: A framework to anticipate the future":
"Its time for Malaysia to join the developed world..""The justice system has to become more trustworthy. The Malaysian media has to be freed up. Rules and regulation wherever possible need to be cut back, freeing the people.""Show me a govt that has a lot of rules and regulations and I can show you a govt that does not trust its people.""The Malaysian education system should be made the number one economic priority.""Corruption and the perception of corruption continues to undermine the country's economic competency. It undermines Malaysia's competitiveness and its attractiveness to business and employment opportunities." and more..

HN queenie said...

how are you

khairy said...

hi patrick, selamat hari rakyat to you and family... :-)

My Raison D'etre said...

Patrick,

selamat Belated Hari raya.

Good to see you in the idiot box as Hercules Tan..

He he at least there was a story that was not a tear jerker this Raya.

God bless.

AF said...

Leave it to our dear leaders to take a festive occasion and squeeze out a couple of lemons.

Abdullah Badawi said that he was "gracious" enough to let the Hindraf members in to his open house and was "disappointed" that they did not wish him and the other ministers selamat Hari Raya.

You say niamah, I say haiyo.

http://realnose.blogspot.com/2008/10/rumah-terbuka-telinga-tertutup.html

r_feev said...

Selamat Hari Raya...

It is a new Msia that we should cherish.. able to live together and blend well in diversity...

One People,One Nation...

www.qanunfiatdunia.blogspot.com

KIMHO8 said...

Patrick,

Raya tak cukup lagi ke?
Come back to blog lah!

Anonymous said...

Seeing Umno for what it is

- by a Malaysian Titanic 3rd Class Passenger
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The truth is that Umno has ruled supreme for the last 50 years. It always got it's way because the dominant ethnic majority of the country always supported it's policies.

The state of the nation is corrupt, racist, discriminatory, abusive, unjust, inefficient, and backwards. If Malaysia stinks then it is because Umno stinks.

If the morals of the country stinks, then it is because the morals of Umno politicians stinks.

I won't even discuss the morality of explosives and murder of foreign nationals as most people seem to be able to tell the difference between right and wrong in this instance.

Instead, I shall talk about Umno's corruption and Umno's racism as the former will occasion the disastrous downfall of this nation, and the latter will be the downfall of the Malays.

Umno teaches that it is just to discriminate against all non-Malays and non-Muslims - jobs, education, schools, colleges, universities, business opportunities, government contracts, concessions, taxes, and even finding a cemetery to bury the dead.

Umno teaches that it is right to discriminate on the basis of a person's race, culture, language or religious beliefs.

In front of non-Malays, it speaks of tolerance and unity in diversity, and in front of Malays it speaks of race, religious, cultural and language supremacy, and the glorification of power and ethnic subjugation.

Bung Mokhtar Radin's leadership role as characterised by a yobbish machismo, obscene gestures, medieval attitudes towards women and minorities, and strutting bigotry within Umno is not only not an accident of chance, but an exemplary example of Umno's appeal to the baser instincts and darker fantasies of it's ethnic constituency.

To the vernacular schools it gives a pittance for support, and to Malay language schools, there is no need to be diplomatic and call them ‘national language’ schools, it gives 100% support.

As for English-medium schools, the type that made Malaysian education the best in South East Asia, and our school-leavers the most sought after anywhere in the civilised world, they were made extinct, courtesy of Umno's language and cultural supremacist fantasies. So we are left with unemployable graduates with deplorable job skills and prospects.

Umno's policies caused a brain drain to Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada, and the US.

Umno's language supremacist policies caused the extinction of the best high-quality education that Malaysia and the Malays would ever know.

Umno's perversion of the very idea of meritocracy in favour of racist discrimination has ensured the lack of meritocractic competition for all Malaysians.

Sooner or later, the Malays will realise that denying meritocracy to non-Malays guarantees that there can be no meritocracy for Malays even within their own community.

The fact that there is no notable inferiority complex nor entitlement complex or NEP dependence amongst the non-Malays is no accident.

If the non-Malays were the dominant ethnic majority, and they had an Umno-like racist party to lead them with promises of ethnic supremacy, and racial discrimination and ethnic privileges, then I believe they would have lost their self-confidence, self-respect, and self-belief too.

Farish Noor once said ‘Umno ternak Melayu untuk disembelih’.

I agree, and if the dominant ethnic majority fails to see past Umno's seductive promises of ethnic supremacy and false gods of ethnic aggrandisement, then we are all finished.

ian said...

http://iwfrpk.blogspot.com/2008/10/everyday-people-like-you-and-me-change.html

Everyday people like RPK, you and me - we change the course of history

Now renegades are the people with their own philosophies
They change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me
We're the renegades, we're the people
With our own philosophies
We change the course of history
Everyday people like you and me
C'mon!

Anonymous said...

same photo again? No new one meh?

Mr. X said...

New Polls on UMNO: -
1. Should Members of Barisan Nasional converge to form a Single MULTIRACIAL Party?
2. Who do you want as the new Youth Chief for UMNO?
3. Who do you want as the new Deputy President for UMNO?
HERE - http://thexblogs.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

dear sir

it would be a good idea if your postings could be more frequent; am missing your wit and charm.

Jack

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said…

Can C4 Altantuya be a respected PeeM of Boleh Nation called Malaysia, if so then Boleh Land's Rakyats will suffer greater hardship from the UMNO Oppressor???

The use of ISA to protect Nargis is taking a toll on the Nation’s economy, the capital flights were the nett results. It is this tyro Finance Minister who will further sleep with Bodohwi’s budget against the present world economic situation are the issues the Rakyats of Malaysia will further face and suffer greater hardship and took toll on the higher food prices that are not coming down soon. The tyro Finance Minister could not find any solution nor direction in resolving the urgent need to keep food prices down reasonably.

The UMNO Clown Botak and his cohorts will be made to taste their own medicines when the time of reckoning comes very soon.

Leave BN, all Component Parties with a conscience must leave the Evil Master Oppressor UMNO for good ok??? Leave & let them, the UMNO clowns to settle the horse trading & witchhunt between Flip Flop and C4 ok???

Come October 2008 there is nothing left but the Opposition Leader’s Post to Hand Over from Flip Flop to C4 ok???

There should be no peace for Botak if the ISA detainees are not released and the oppressive draconian law is not abolished because such injustices are not tolerated and thus create great discontentment in this modern society. One day Botak and his cohorts should be made to eat their own medicine for the injustices they have committed against the detainees especially RPK & Hindraf Leaders, our Brave Heros no doubts.

We call upon all the Rakyats of Malaysia to sign a Petition to be sent to the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong to release RPK from his detention under ISA because there is a hidden agenda of a conspiracy of using his detention to silence him so that he could not further release more evidences against the real C4 murderers of Altantuya because all the accused were all fall guys of the real murderers because they all did not have a real & logical motive to murder the Mongolian Lady.

THE NEW DAWN OF MALAYSIA HAS COME & THE FIRST THING IS TO ALLOW APPEALS & THEN RELEASE ALL ISA DETAINEES, ABOLISH ISA, OSA, SEDITION OR WHATEVER ACTS THAT COULD BE EXPLOITED AND MADE PREJUDICIAL AND OPPRESSIVE TO THE VOICE OF DISSENT FROM ALL THE RAKYATS.

It is very easy to generate Police Reports against DSAI by using Penang Mamak Umno’s 25 Members headed by Wan Abidin Zain, who claimed to be non-partisan, using their uneasiness that most Penangites will now be boycotting Nasi Kandar one more round???

It is very Sad that the legacy of Malaysian Independence is reduced by this Moronic Flip Flop Coward into great disrepute and a laughing stock of the whole world and knowing very well that the UMNO Government has technically collapsed and they have lost locus standi to govern but yet he has decided to shamelessly still cling on to power via dubious means like hiding himself via using of the ISA and we cannot imagine that the Malaysia Moronic Flip Flop Coward has now stoop so low and using the Police Deputy IGP as his willing tools especially the Deputy IGP’s clearly taking side as the Police must be neutral and should be not politiking for him. Now the Police and AG had stoop even lower with the tampering of Evidences against RPK and it is the shame to the Malaysian Justice with such behaviors from the Police who are sworn to uphold the Law and Order but committed criminal activities at the direction of the UMNO Clown Botak Home Minister to Protect Nargis the PeeM in waiting.

The Coward Moronic Flip Flop Chicken dare not meet DSAI face to face to settle matters but chose hiding under the use of ISA and that is what you have as a disgraceful cowardice leader for UMNO.

After 51 years MALAYSIA IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE but backwards because of the Oppression from the UMNO goons’ divide and rule fear tactics the Rakyats have matured & you must see all this coming because All The Rakyats of Malaysia are all fed-up & can no longer with-stand the hypocrisies, bullshits, lies and deceits of these UMNO Clowns now in Power ok??? What Oil Subsidies IS nothing but a hoax that the UMNO Government MAKE BELIEF THAT THERE IS AN OIL PRICE SUBSIDY TO THE PRICE OF FUEL BUT IN FACT THERE WERE NONE THIS IS BECAUSE MALAYSIA IS THE NET EXPORTER OF OIL THAT IS ONLY AFTER DEDUCTING DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION THE BALANCE IS EXPORTED TO EARN FOREIGN EXCHANGE. THESE LIARS MAKE US BELIEVE BY CONTINUOUS PROPAGANDA THAT THERE ARE OIL PRICE SUBSIDY BUT IN FACT THERE WERE NONE BECAUSE THE PRICE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTUAL SALE LOCALLY AND THE PRICE THEY INTENDED TO SELL ABOARD IS AN OPPORTUNITY COST NOT PRICE SUBSIDY.

We urge all BN Components & MPs with a conscience to do the necessary to make possible a New Malaysia for all Rakyats of Malaysia so that all our children and their children & their children’s children’s future will be safe and secured in the Country we all love and not be intimidated by those UMNO Clowns now in power with their oppressive & fear tactics and in the verge of making Malaysia a Police State if left unchecked otherwise. Save RPK as he is the midst of a conspiracy of the real murderers of Altantuya to silence him for good, instead of being C4ed he could be poisoned and worse off if he is on hunger strike by himself. The Acting IGP is defending the Police position after being made the tools of UMNO’s fear tactics & so he is now making lame excuses for being the Stringed Puppet to be easily manipulated by the Puppeteer, power that be. The Deputy IGP must be held personally responsible for the safety of RPK who has been heard to be tortured otherwise he must be made to eat his own medicine come the New Dawn of Malaysia.

Moronic PeeM and Botak Home Minister last minutes’ attempts to cling on power by using the fear tactics of using the ISA at their whims and fancies selectively against dissent & tried to deny their own actions as they now have no balls to face the wrath of the all the Rakyats of Malaysia. ONE DAY THE MORONIC BOTAK AND FLIP FLOP AND C4 MUST BE MADE TO TASTE THEIR OWN MEDICINE OK?

All Rakyats of Malaysia will see to that these Clowns will be thrown out soon come the New Dawn of Malaysia & that all Rakyats of Malaysia will welcome the New Malaysia on Malaysia Day 916, 2008 for a Malaysia for All Malaysians.

Justice MUST BE DONE for Altantuya and for all those detained under ISA without the trial nor the rights of appeal. Light-up a Candle in the Lantern of the Mid-Autumn Festival for them all to usher in the NEW DAWN OF MALAYSIA COME 916, 2008 and the New Government in the New Parliament Sitting come this Monday.

ian said...

Photos from Anti-ISA Candle-light Vigil in PJ, 12th October - FREE RPK

http://iwfrpk.blogspot.com/2008/10/anti-isa-candlelight-vigil-oct-12.html

From tonight onwards, Team RPK said there will be an Anti-ISA Candle-light Vigil at the padang behind A&W, next to Taman Jaya Putra LRT, starting 8pm. More and more people are starting to come and support RPK and all the ISA detainees. Even the cars passing by horn loudly to give their support. Come with a friend next Sunday, it's a peaceful gathering of Malaysians who believe in a free and democratic Malaysia.

"Be the change that you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

"All through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always." - Mahatma Gandhi

Vernette said...

I received this in an email today... I'm currently working abroad too and fearing the same when dream about coming home...

Very frightened Malaysian abroad writes

Interesting topic to share....



I HAVE been meaning to pen some thoughts for some time now, to let people actually read the views of the typical 'overseas Malaysian' who is kept away. I realise that my email is rather long, but I do hope that you would consider publishing it (and also keep my name private!).



I shall start by telling a little about my background. Mine is a rather sad tale - of a young Malaysian full of hope and patriotic enthusiasm, which is slowly but surely trickling away.



I am very different from many other non-bumiputeras, as I was given tremendous opportunities throughout my childhood.. Born into a middle-class Chinese but English-speaking family, I grew up with all the privileges of imported books, computers, piano/violin lessons and tuition teachers.



My parents insisted that I should be exposed to a multi-racial education in a national school. In my time, my urban national school (a missionary school) was a truly happy place - where the Malays, Chinese and Indian students were roughly equal in proportion. We played and laughed with each other, and studied the history of the world together during Form 4, with one interesting chapter dedicated to Islamic history.



Though 75% of my teachers were Malays, I never really noticed. My Malay teachers were the kindest to me - teaching me well and offering me every possible opportunity to develop. I led the district teams for English and Bahasa Malaysia debating competitions. I was the only non-Malay finalist in the Bahasa Malaysian state-level elocution competition. My Malay teachers encouraged me to transfer to a government residential school ( sekolah berasrama penuh) so as to enable me to maximise my academic potential. I refused because I was happy where I was, so they made me head prefect and nominated me as a 'Tokoh Pelajar Kebangsaan'. Till this day, I am absolutely certain that it was the kindness of all my Malay teachers which made me a true Malaysian.



I excelled at school and was offered a Singaporean government scholarship to study overseas. I turned them down because I wanted to ensure that I would remain a 'true Malaysian' in the eyes of Malaysia.. So I accepted a Malaysian government scholarship to study at Oxford University .



Throughout my three years as an undergraduate, the officers at the MSD looked after me very well, and was always there to offer support. I graduated with first class honours, and was offered a job with a leading investment bank. The JPA released me from my bond, so as to enable me to develop my potential. I shall always be grateful for that. I worked hard and rose in rank. My employer sent to me to Harvard University for postgraduate study and I climbed further up their meritocratic ladder.



Now I am 31 years old and draw a comfortable monthly salary of US$22,000. Yet, I yearn to return home.. I miss my home, my family, my friends, my Malaysian hawker food and the life in Malaysia . I have been asked many times by Singaporean government agencies to join them on very lucrative terms, but I have always refused due to my inherent patriotism.



Crushing down
I really want to return home. I have been told by government-linked corporations and private companies in Malaysia that at best, I would still have to take a 70% pay cut if I return to Malaysia to work. I am prepared and willing to accept that. My country has done a lot for me, so I should not complain about money.



But of late, my idealistic vision of my country has really come crashing down, harder and faster than ever before. I read about the annual fiasco involving non-bumiputera top scorers who are denied entry to critical courses at local universities and are offered forestry and fisheries instead. (My cousin scored 10A1's for SPM and yet was denied a scholarship).



I read about Umno Youth attacking the so-called meritocracy system because there are less than 60% of Malay students in law and pharmacy, whilst conveniently keeping silent about the fact that 90% of overseas scholarship recipients are Malays and that Malays form the vast majority in courses like medicine, accountancy and engineering at local universities.



I read about the Higher Education Minister promising that non-bumiputera Malaysians will never ever step foot into UiTM.
I read about a poor Chinese teacher's daughter with 11A1's being denied a scholarship, while I know some Malay friends who scored 7A's and whose parents are millionaires being given scholarships.
I read about the brilliant Prof KS Jomo ( right), who was denied a promotion to Senior Professor (not even to Head of Department), although he was backed by references from three Nobel Prize winners. Of course, his talent is recognised by a prestigious appointment at the United Nations.



I read about Umno Youth accusing Chinese schools of being detrimental to racial integration, while demanding that Mara Junior Science Colleges and other residential schools be kept only for Malays.



I read about the Malay newspaper editors attacking the private sector for not appointing enough Malays to senior management level, whilst insisting that the government always ensure that Malays dominate anything government-related.
I read that at our local universities, not a single vice-chancellor or deputy vice-chancellor is non-Malay.



I read that in the government, not a single secretary-general of any ministry is non-Malay. The same goes for all government agencies like the police, armed forces, etc.



I read about Umno screaming for the Malay Agenda, but accusing everyone else of racism for whispering about equality.
I tremble with fear



I read about a poor Indian lady having to pay full price for a low-cost house after being dispossessed from a plantation, whilst Malay millionaires demand their 10% bumiputera discount when buying RM2 million bungalows in a gated community.



I read about my beloved national schools becoming more and more Islamic by the day, enforced by overzealous principals.
I read about my Form 4 World History (Sejarah Dunia) syllabus, which now contains only one chapter of world history, with Islamic history covering the rest of the book.



As I read all this, I tremble with fear. I love my country and long to return. I am willing to take a 70% pay cut. I am willing to face a demotion. I honestly want to contribute my expertise in complex financial services and capital markets. But really, is there a future for me, for my children and for their children? I am truly frightened.



I can deal with the lack of democracy, the lack of press freedom, the ISA, our inefficient and bureaucratic civil service, our awful manners and even a little corruption. But I cannot deal with racism in my homeland.



I think this is the single biggest factor which is keeping people like myself away. And bear in mind - there are so many of us (researchers, scientists, bankers, economists, lawyers, academics, etc.).



What people read about in Malaysia (like Dr Terence Gomez) is but the tiniest tip of the iceberg. You will be amazed to know about Malaysians denied JPA scholarships (which would have made them civil servants), took loans to attend Ivy League universities, but who are later asked to advise our government (on IT, economics, etc.) at fees running to millions of US dollars. Such information will never be published because it is politically incorrect.



As a Christian, I pray for God's blessing on this great country of ours. I pray that He blesses our leaders with the foresight and humanity to see that this will not work and cannot continue. I pray that they will have the strength to make our country a home for all Malaysians and that they will have mercy for the poor, including the non-Malays. I pray for true racial harmony and acceptance (not just tolerance) in Malaysia . - Yours sincerely, A very frightened Malaysian abroad.

Nuffnang