Ketuanan Melayu

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From: "Md 1144"
Subject: Ketuanan Melayu

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a.. When one reads about an organisation led by an insecure, attention
seeking leader, who revels in obfuscating remarks to "defend Islam, the
special rights of Malays and bumiputeras", it does seem that the lunatics
have taken over the asylum.
by temenggong - an hour ago

"..a brutal effort to exorcise it from the Malay psyche." Definitely, but
unfortunately it is not forthcoming. One way out is for the nation to
transform into a welfare society but this is only practical if malay birth
rates coming down. This, is the brutal reality.

by Maggie Lim - 2 hours ago
You are not the only one but as usual, the good ones are usually silent.
They do not want any problems or be singled out by these extremists. It is
the same with all races unfortunately.

by tomkurus - 3 hours ago
Well said..if only all malays were like you! Why cant we live as
malaysians and eradicate poverty across all racial lines? This so called
ketuanan melayu and defeders of malay rights are a whole load of crap! What
rights are they fighting for when they have everything? How would Perkasa
like it if the orang asli's did the same to them? We are all pendatangs at
one time or the other so I really don't know why is this still the issue
with the malays. I will vote for you anytime Mariam. Keep up the good work
and educate the ignorant malays.

by Arif Shazman - 3 hours ago
you are definitely not alone. There is a growing discontent amongst
Malays,we are aware of the ignorance and paranoia within our race.The
Ketuanan Melayu movement is being championed by public,political figures but
these are mere faces to something that has existed for a very long
time,within many different levels of society. Najib and his 1Malaysia team
need to confront the issue head-on,make themselves the unifying theme.This
means a total cleansing of the government,a new way of doings,proof through
actions-then only will people come together for something positive,for now
we'll be divided in insecurity and the absence of a strong government.
Incredible article by the way,this kind of attitude will lead us into the

by Imran Shah - 3 hours ago
Imran; I feel saddened that whilst I work my tail off to put my 4 kids
through school and tertiary education all on my own accord, I have relatives
who keep on producing children with no idea or fear as to how will they get
an education with most of them on meager earning capacities. So when will
the also " government must help" attitude ever disappear. the government
cannot keep on supporting this continous bloating of our bumi population
that's always wanting assistance.

by Raikonen - 4 hours ago
Yes, you probably are alone...

by collin abraham - 4 hours ago
This is arguably one of the most defining comments on this topic. Indeed,
I might add that it has brilliantly achieved the objectives that many of us
have been trying to put across for some time Can I take this opportunity to
urge the writer to kindly support the "revolutionary reforms" suggested that
the leading politicians seem to have ignored at their peril?

by Loyal Malaysian - 5 hours ago
I will not be surprised if this brave writer shall be the next one called
to give a statement to the UMNOputras security wing. Bravo!! Very well
stated!!I can only hope this stand catches the attention of the
UMNOputras[Perkasa belongs to that same genre]and they come to realise the
racist card no longer is the ultimate power card!!

BN is now led by Sex maniacs

From: "Ir. Hj. Othman bin Hj. Ahmad"
Subject: Re: BN is now led by Sex maniacs
On Mar 29, 3:47 pm, "Ronnie" wrote:

> "Ir. Hj. Othman bin Hj. Ahmad" wrote in> One is proven on video. The other has so many evidences that it is
> > surprising it didn't come out. NOt surprising because anyone caught
> > uttering a few words will end up disappearing for ever.

> > We should not blame politicians. Only those who vote for them.
> > Malaysians may be sex maniacs themselves or at least most of them.

> Are you a sex maniac Hj Othman? Are you hoping to be one one day? It is so
> much fun

Unfortunately I am not a sex manic and therefor a minority in

Scandalous Chua Soi Lek is new MCA president

KUALA LUMPUR: Former MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek won the president's post with a slim 68-vote majority today, edging former number one Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting and incumbent Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat in the party's elections.

Dr Chua, 62, polled 901 votes to Ka Ting's 833. Tee Keat came in third with 578 votes.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai clinched the deputy president's post when he garnered 1,171 votes to beat former vice-president and fellow Cabinet minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha by 65 votes. Kong had obtained 1,106 votes.

For the four posts of vice-president, sole woman contender Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen had the highest number of votes - 1,528, followed by former vice-president Datuk Donald Lim (1,469), Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung (1,202) and Central Committee (CC) member Gan Ping Sieu (also 1,202).

Today's victory is a pleasant one for Dr Chua, who had to battle the two heavyweight rivals but showed that he remains popular in the party despite many upheavals.

On Jan 2, 2008, he quit his Cabinet post and MCA vice-presidency after admitting that he was the man in a widely circulated sex video.

In the October 2008 party elections, he defeated former secretary-general and Ka Ting's brother, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, for the party's second highest post.

He was involved in a leadership tussle with Tee Keat when he was sacked in August last year for tarnishing the party's image because of the sex video.

He was reinstated as a party member by an extraordinary general meeting which also passed a vote of no-confidence in party president Tee Keat.

Subsequently, he was reinstated as deputy president by the Registrar of Societies, who in turn relegated Liow, who had filled the deputy president's post by then, back to vice-president.

Dr Chua buried the hatchet with Tee Keat to forge a "greater unity" plan but continued to face resistance from Liow and his supporters, including Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong and Wanita head Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, who continued to push for fresh polls.

On March 4 this year, he resigned with 21 other CC members to pave the way for the fresh polls today, his second resignation in two years.

A total of 2,315 of the 2,377 eligible delegates voted today, the highest ever turnout in the party's history.

A total of 101 candidates contested the posts of president, deputy president, vice-president (four) and CC member (25) in this party polls, which were last held in October 2008. -- BERNAMA

MCA Polls: Live updates - Soi Lek is new MCA president

7pm: Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek is the new MCA president.

The former MCA deputy president polled 901 votes. His nearest challenger was Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, who received 833 votes while incumbent party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat garnered 578 votes.
Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek celebrates with his wife Datin Seri Wong Sek Hin after winning the MCA presidency.

Dr Chua says he would be “inclusive” and practise collective leadership as the new party president.

Deputy: In the straight fight for the deputy presidency, Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai won over Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha. Liow received 1,171 votes to Kong’s 1,106 votes.

Vice-presidents: Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen (1528 votes), Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai (1469), Datuk Chor Chee Heung (1202) and Gan Ping Sieu (1202).

Central Committee Members
1. Lee Chee Leong - 1,430
2. Hou Kok Chung - 1,312
3. Heng Seai Kie - 1,267
4. Wee Jeck Seng - 1,175
5. Toh Chin Yaw - 1,142
6. Tee Siew Kiong - 1,141
7. Gan Tian Loo - 1,117
8. Tan Chai Ho - 1,114
9. Ong Ka Chuan - 1,104
10. Lee Wei Kiat - 1,100
11. Loh Seng Kok - 1,086
12. Hoh Khai Mun - 1,077
13. Liew Yuen Keong - 1,059
14. Tan Cheng Liang - 1,054
15. Koh Nai Kwong - 1,040
16. Por Choo Chor - 1,037
17. Tan Ken Ten - 999
18. Kong Sing Chu - 981
19. Chong Itt Chew - 975
20. Yoo Wei How - 974
21. Tan Ah Eng - 969
22. Wong Koon Mun - 953
23. Ti Lian Ker - 929
24. Teh Kim Poo - 864
25. Chuah Poh Khiang - 851
KUALA LUMPUR (March 28, 2010): Former MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek won the president's post with a slim 68-vote majority today, edging former number one Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting and incumbent Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat in the party's elections.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai clinched the deputy president's post when he garnered 1,171 votes to beat former vice-president and fellow cabinet minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha by 65 votes. Kong had obtained 1,106 votes.

For the four posts of vice-president, sole woman contender Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen had the highest number of votes - 1,528, followed by former vice-president Datuk Donald Lim (1,469), Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung (1,202) and Central Committee (CC) member Gan Ping Sieu (also 1,202).

Today's victory is a pleasant one for Dr Chua, who had to battle the two heavyweight rivals but showed that he remains popular in the party despite many upheavals.

On Jan 2, 2008, he quit his Cabinet post and MCA vice-presidency after admitting that he was the man in a widely circulated sex video.

In the October 2008 party elections, he defeated former secretary-general and Ka Ting's brother, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, for the party's second highest post.

He was involved in a leadership tussle with Tee Keat when he was sacked in August last year for tarnishing the party's image because of the sex video.

He was reinstated as a party member by an extraordinary general meeting which also passed a vote of no-confidence in party president Tee Keat.

Subsequently, he was reinstated as deputy president by the Registrar of Societies, who in turn relegated Liow, who had filled the deputy president's post by then, back to vice-president.

Dr Chua buried the hatchet with Tee Keat to forge a "greater unity" plan but continued to face resistance from Liow and his supporters, including Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong and Wanita head Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, who continued to push for fresh polls.

On March 4 this year, he resigned with 21 other CC members to pave the way for the fresh polls today, his second resignation in two years.

A total of 2,315 of the 2,377 eligible delegates voted today, the highest ever turnout in the party's history.

A total of 101 candidates contested the posts of president, deputy president, vice-president (four) and CC member (25) in this party polls, which were last held in October 2008.

Following is the list of MCA's new office-bearers after the party's elections today:


1. Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek - 901 votes


1. Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai - 1,171 votes


1. Datuk Seri Ng Yen Yen (1,528 votes)
2. Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai (1,469)
3. Datuk Chor Chee Heung (1,202)
4. Gan Ping Sieu (1,202)


1. Datuk Lee Chee Leong (1,430 votes)
2. Dr Hou Kok Chung (1,312)
3. Senator Heng Seai Kie (1,267)
4. Datuk Wee Jeck Seng (1,175)
5. Toh Chin Yaw (1,142)
6. Tee Siew Kiong (1,141)
7. Datuk Gan Tian Loo (1,117)
8. Datuk Seri Tan Chai Ho (1,114)
9. Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan (1,104)
10. Lee Wei Kiat (1,100)
11. Loh Seng Kok (1,086)
12. Hoh Khai Mun (1,077)
13. Datuk Liew Yuen Keong (1,059)
14. Tan Cheng Liang (1,054)
15. Koh Nai Kwong (1,040)
16. Dr Por Choo Chor (1,037)
17. Tan Ken Ten (999)
18. Kong Sing Chu (981)
19. Datuk Chong Itt Chew (975)
20. Yoo Wei How (974)
21. Tan Ah Eng (969)
22. Wong Koon Mun (953)
23. Datuk Ti Lian Ker (929)
24. Teh Kim Poo (864)
25. Chuah Poh Khiang (851)

Racist Mahathir making a fool out of himself

'How ironic it is for Mahathir to talk about helping poor Malays, when his second son, Mokhzani, is a billionaire and ranked number 20 in the list of richest Malaysians.'

Multi racial: Well, if you want to know who are the racists in Malaysia, you don't have to go far as they are all in Perkasa and most of them are Umno members.

I'm very disappointed with former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who should have put more effort to unite the country instead of dividing it. With his support, Mahathir is now the champion of racism in Malaysia.

Urban Malaysian: What a tragedy! A retired prime minister lending his name and presence to a gathering of racist Malaysians. Is he missing the lack of attention as a retiree so much that he has to walk in the mud to get the required attention?

Ida Bakar: It is a bit like the story of the emperor's new clothes: Mahathir is the emperor, full of vanity as the wira (hero) for the Malays. The goons at Perkasa are like the weavers offering the outfit of fighters for Malay rights and privileges.

But we, the average Malaysians, know that it is all empty talk as it is devoid of policy, planning and vision.

Hashim: How ironic it is for Mahathir to talk about helping poor Malays, when his second son, Mokhzani, is a billionaire and is ranked number 20 in Malaysian Business' list of richest Malaysians. Mokhzani has a net value estimated at slightly over a billion ringgit (RM1.08 billion) through his vehicle Kenchana Petroleum.

Another son, Mirzan, is a member of the board in Philippines beer company San Miguel.

KSM: The impression that Malay rights are threatened is being propagated by Umno cronies who want more handouts so that they can hijack them for their own bank accounts.

Eugene: Let us forever remember those people who supported and attended the ceremony as we now know who the racists are. Even the Selangor sultan is wise to stay away from such an incendiary and racist ceremony.

Changeagent: Imagine the public outcry and international condemnation if former US presidents George W Bush or Bill Clinton had chosen to attend and officiate a KKK white-supremacist meeting.

Now, imagine the public scorn and international shame that Mahathir had brought to Malaysia when he attended and officiated Perkasa's Malay-supremacist meeting. Najib can truly say goodbye to his 1Malaysia aspirations.

Gen2: It looks like the government has sub-contracted the keris-kissing to this group of primitives still living with their tribal mentality while the world is changing around them.

It is shameful that several heads of government agencies attended this Perkasa meeting. They should realise that they represent their agencies. These agencies are there to serve all Malaysians not a group of people who want to keep Malaysia forever in the company of third-grade countries with third-grade mentalities.

Zubir: The emergence of Perkasa in Malaysia, which was approved by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) is very worrying. ROS in the first place should not approve any race-based association or NGO if they really support 1Malaysia.

Law Chin Teong: These are the very guys who have been pawning Malay interests while shouting 'Hidup Melayu!' What a pity that ordinary Malays continue to regard them as their protectors.

Yuvan: By associating with this highly dubious group Perkasa, Mahathir has effectively sealed the fate of BN at the next general elections. Despite his racist stance and all the negative perception about him, whatever little bit of respect and regard that the non-Malays had for him, merely as an elder statesman, I believe has completely gone.

It is also shocking and extremely disappointing that Mahathir's son, Mukhriz, who is a deputy minister in the government administration, has attended a function organised by a group that seems to have made it very clear that they are extreme hardliners and have absolutely no regard and no recognition for non-Malay existence in Malaysia.

Can Mukhriz now say anything in support of '1Malaysia' that his boss (the prime minister) is trying hard to promote and win back the respect of the Chinese and Indians in this country?

RubyStar: Mahathir is a real menace to this country. After 22 years of mismanaging the country he is again doing what he is best at doing - stirring up racial sentiments and damaging the infrastructure of the country.

Luckily there are a lot of GLC heads of corporations who refused to be drawn into this circle of bigots who thinks that the world owes them a living. This is a borderless world now. If you are great at running a business then you can have 100 percent of the total spoils.

Perkasa is only leaching on others, doing Ali Baba business, getting free lunches, handouts and robbing those diligent businessmen who build up their business only to be told it has to be shared. Mahathir, you have done enough damage to this country.

Don't Play God: Najib, there goes your 1Malaysia slogan. Perhaps now you can revise your policy and call it 5Malaysia. Or perhaps, your 1Malaysia plan was just another sloganeering hoax to pull wool over the rakyat's (especially the non-Malays) eyes.

Pendatang: Perkasa should join BN and appoint Mahathir their chief. Umno is not doing a good job in protecting the Malays hence Perkasa can take over, and Mahathir can rule once more.

Najib intend to pullute Sabah completely

From: "Ir. Hj. Othman bin Hj. Ahmad"
Subject: Najib intend to pullute Sabah completely

Najib already promised to cut pullution in Malaysian by 20% but still
build coal power plant using imported coal, while Sabah huge gas
reserves, so huge that it is economical to build a more than 200km RM
2billion pipeline to Bintulu to be exported to West Malaysia.

So West Malaysia will be clean why Sabah will be absolutely dirty.

Borneo Can Say "No" to Coal Power
By Jeremy Hance, March 22, 2010

CREDIT: Jeremy Hance © 2010.
Plans for a coal power plant in the Malaysian state of Sabah in
northern Borneo have run into stiff opposition. Environmentalists say
the coal plant could damage extensive coral reef systems, pollute
water supplies, open rain forests to mining, and contribute to global
climate change, undercutting Sabah's image as a "green" destination.
The federal government contends that the coal plant is necessary to
fix Sabah's energy problems, yet a recent energy audit by the
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at the University
of California, Berkeley shows that pollution-intensive coal doesn't
have to be in Sabah's future.

"We found that energy efficiency, biofuels, hydropower, and geothermal
provide immediate advantages for the region over fossil fuels, and
that in time both solar and ocean energy could provide even more
energy than coal, while building jobs and a clean environment,"
Professor Daniel Kammen, director of RAEL, told

Commissioned by Green SURF (Sabah Unite to Re-Power the Future), a
coalition of NGOs that oppose the planned 300 MW coal plant, Kammen
examined Sabah's energy options, including traditional fossil fuels,
biomass waste, hydropower, solar, wind, and geothermal. The analysis
also looked at the cost of each of these options to consumers, taking
into consideration that an independent energy producer would require a
certain return on their investment.


The study found that using biomass waste from Sabah's extensive oil-
palm plantations could provide a significant boost in energy to the
state while being cost-competitive with coal. This solution would also
deal with a waste-disposal problem for the oil-palm plantations.

"The large scale of palm oil, and other biomasses means that this
'waste' is a huge resource," says Kammen, though he also stresses that
oil-palm plantations are not without their own environmental problems.
"The challenge is not the technology, but in managing a wider issue,
the growth in palm oil estates that have their own significant
negative impacts on the region, despite their economic benefits."

Using 2008 data from the palm oil industry, Kammen's report found that
by 2020 oil-palm waste could provide a staggering 700 MW. 400 MW (one
hundred more than the planned coal plant) would be achievable under a
proposed 4-year program.

Hydropower was also found to be cost-competitive with coal and more
environmentally friendly, while geothermal was found to be only
slightly more expensive than coal. A location has already been
identified on the east coast of Sabah for a 67 MW geothermal power

Kammen adds that Sabah shouldn't rule out solar energy. "Solar energy
is a far better but a bit longer-term resource than is widely
appreciated today," he says.

The cheapest way forward overall is to pursue reduction in energy
demand, according to the analysis.

Coal Fears

Despite the many environmental problems known to accompany coal power,
the coal plant is being pushed by both the federal Tenaga Nasional
Berhad and the state energy company, Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd.

Opposition from locals has forced the coal plant to move its location—
twice. Now the plan is to build it on Sabah's east coast, within the
Coral Triangle, an area known for astounding marine biodiversity. In
addition, conservationists fear the coal plant's transmissions will
cut through some of the region's last intact rain forest in Tabin
Wildlife Reserve, home to a number of endangered species including the
Bornean orangutan and the Sumatran rhino.

Environmentalists also warn that sulfur dioxide emissions from burning
the coal could trigger acid rain that would impact nearby rain forests
and agriculture. In addition, discharge of chlorine sulfates into the
ocean would boost the likelihood of regional eutrophication and algal
blooms, resulting in massive marine die-off. Currently, the area is
home to many fishermen who depend on the oceans for their livelihood.

Locals have said that they fear the coal plant will turn the east
coast of Sabah into America's coal states, where water pollution, air
pollution, coal ash dumps, deforestation, and destructive mining have
devastated the local environment and wildlife. They point to the coal
ash spill in Tennessee in 2008 as an example of what they don't want
to become.

"The environmental problems of [the planned coal project] are only the
beginning," says Kammen. "The renewable energy resources in Sabah
could lead to a path that invests in the people and sustaining the
land, and not in expanding the dependence of the region on imported,
dirty, coal."

Moving Forward

At Copenhagen last December, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk
Seri Najib Razak, pledged a 40 percent cut in carbon dioxide intensity
by 2020. By moving forward on coal energy, Malaysia would make meeting
this goal even more difficult, since coal is the most carbon intensive
of the fossil fuels.

Kammen says that the choice between coal and renewable energy doesn't
have to be an either-or choice: either cheap or expensive, either job
creation or job loss.

"The people of Sabah are keenly aware of the need for jobs, and of
their incredible natural resource base. Renewable energy supports that
positive development, and a coal project in the region fights that
positive, clean, growth," he says.

Sabah, its people, and its policymakers are facing a decision similar
to many places of the world: How do we move ahead on energy? Kammen
says that if Sabah chooses renewable energy over traditional fossil
fuels it could help spark a clean-energy revolution.

"Economies in all parts of the world can look carefully at their
resources, develop partnerships, and build a clean-energy, job-
creating path that protects the natural legacy of each state and
province, and our shared global legacy to leave the world a better
place for our children," said Kammen. "So far, our society, globally,
has not lived up to that charge," he explains, adding that "Sabah can
take a stand, profit from the choice, and chart a new path."

© 2010 Republished with kind permission.

Migrant workers abused, beaten and raped in Malaysia : Amnesty International

KUALA LUMPUR: Migrant workers are lured to Malaysia by promises of high salaries but often end up being exploited and abused, Amnesty International says in a report that urged the government to better protect foreign labourers.

“Migrant workers come to Malaysia to escape poverty and to provide for their families. Once they arrive, however, many workers toil in conditions that amount to labour exploitation,” the London-based rights group said in a report released Wednesday.

Malaysia depends heavily on foreign labourers, who make up more than a fifth of the country’s work force and fill jobs at construction sites, factories, restaurants, households and palm oil plantations.

But lower-than-promised wages, unsafe working conditions, and arbitrary arrests and extortion are common, said Amnesty.

An Amnesty team visited Malaysia in July 2009 and interviewed more than 200 workers - both legal and illegal - for the 100-page report titled “Trapped - The Exploitation of Migrant Workers in Malaysia.”

Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam denied foreign workers faced discrimination, saying they had the same rights as Malaysian workers. He said they could bring complaints of mistreatment to the Labour Department, which solved most cases speedily.

“The system of bringing in foreign workers is a well established legal system ... It is fair to everybody,” he told The Associated Press. “We offer the same kind of protection to foreigners (as to locals)... We don’t protect employers who exploit workers.”

In its report, Amnesty urged Malaysia to increase workplace inspections and step up prosecution of those who mistreat workers.

It also called on the country to amend laws to guarantee better conditions and to stop employers or recruitment agents from holding workers’ passports, which restricts their ability to move about.

“The government of Malaysia has a responsibility to prevent ... abuses, which can include exploitation, forced labour, and trafficking in persons. Too often, the state fails to do so,” Amnesty said. “Much of Malaysia’s approach to migration is effectively to criminalise it, even though the country could not function without migrant labour.”

Amnesty said it found that migrant workers, brought to Malaysia by agents, are often deceived about their pay, the type of job _ some don’t even get work - and their legal status in the country.

Some workers are also held at their workplace by threat or violence, the report said. Three women from Myanmar, working as tailors, recounted how their employers called gangsters to intimidate and force them to work throughout the night.

About 2 million foreigners work in Malaysia legally, and an estimated 1 million more work illegally. Most come from poorer Indonesia. Others are from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam. They mostly fill jobs shunned by locals in this relatively wealthy Southeast Asian nation.

Amnesty said authorities indiscriminately stop those looking “poor and foreign” under the guise of checking their papers but often these are “moneymaking ventures, nothing more than opportunities for extortion.” -- AP

Caught in sex act

It is most embarrassing but one of the most common situations during a police raid is being caught in the midst of having sex.
The girls covering their faces as policemen led them out from a hotel at Burma Road in Penang.

The girls covering their faces as policemen led them out from a hotel at Burma Road in Penang.

The most recent occurrence took place at George Town, Penang, on Monday night, when two women, believed to be guest relations officers (GROS), found themselves in such an awkward situation when the police charged into the hotel rooms.

The women, a Chinese national and a Vietnamese, were half-naked and were believed to be in the midst of providing sex services to their customers when they were detained at a hotel at Burma Road.

The operation, carried out near midnight, saw the police nabbing 21 women in their twenties and thirties, four hotel caretakers – one of them wanted by the police – and 17 patrons.

The patrons were later released after having their statements recorded in the police station.

Condoms, cash and receipts were also confiscated from the scene, said State CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Wan Abdullah Tuanku Said.

The women will be investigated for violation of their social visit pass, he added.

Growing social inequality in Malaysia

From: OngBak3

Subject: Rising social inequality in Malaysia

It is always important to ask the key question: who in society is
benefiting from economic growth? This question, unfortunately, is not
much asked these days. Instead, the obsession is only with growth,
writes Toh Kin Woon.

Recently, Malaysia’s mainstream media carried prominently news about
Malaysia’s 40 richest businessmen or tycoons. A few among them count
as among the richest in Asia, with wealth running in the billions of
US dollars.

But I don’t consider having a few billionaires as an indicator of
successful economic development. On the contrary, I feel that there is
a defect in our country’s developmental record.

The nurturing of several billionaires is one indicator of a heavy
concentration of wealth and income in the hands of a few. Little
wonder the gap between the richest 5 per cent of households and the
bottom 40 per cent is getting wider. Malaysia’s Gini coefficient,
which is a crude measure of income inequality, is among the highest in

Despite rising inequality, there seems little concern about it. Except
for a few, policy makers, politicians, especially from the Barisan
Nasional, and even the public at large give hardly any attention to
such social injustice and its negative ramifications.

They may be concerned about the incidence of absolute poverty. Even
the rich and powerful would be put off by the sight of poverty, such
as dilapidated housing, hunger, disease and sickness, and would
support state programmes to eradicate poverty.

It is a different matter, however, when it comes to calls for a
redistribution of income and wealth through state intervention. The
relatively well off, including even the middle class and state elites,
are hardly enthusiastic about creating a more egalitarian society.
They will not, for example, support high direct taxes to finance state
provision of health care, an efficient and cheap public transport
system, and welfare payments to the poor and aged. They want low
taxes, a small public sector, and more reliance on private initiatives
to provide social goods.

Many years ago, when I was studying for my MA in development economics
in a British university, I learnt that it is always important to ask
the key question as to who in society is benefiting from growth. This,
unfortunately, is not much asked these days. Instead, the obsession is
only with growth.

Until today, I am still troubled by this question. I want to see the
realisation of a more egalitarian Malaysian society, in which all
citizens lead dignified lives. Hence, I would like the government to
adopt measures that can close the gap between the rich and poor.

Rather than having a few billionaires, I would rather have a society
where there the bulk of society are members of the middle class.
Egalitarianism is a goal we should all strive for.

Msian Insurance Agents have sex with clients

From: OngBak3

Subject: Msian Insurance Agents have sex with clients

SOME insurance companies in Johor are recruiting woman agents to have
sex with potential customers, Guang Ming Daily reported.

The companies also arranged for the agents to party with the would-be
clients at nightclubs and karaoke outlets.

Sources told the newspaper that the female agents were recruited among
divorcees, single mothers or those helping their boyfriends repay

'These are women who will do anything for money,' the sources said,
adding that the agents went after middle-aged small entrepreneurs who
were not highly educated.

Agents who failed to 'hit' their targets would be punished by having
to 'showcase' themselves in adult diapers or lingerie.

They were also forced to pay fines of between RM1,000 (S$425) and
RM3,000 to their company. -- THE STAR


Let's all go buy our insurance coverage in Malaysia !!!!
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

I wonder if they will come sell insurance in SG...

Recruits our Geylang / Kovan talents to sell insurance???

Agent: 先生, 要买保险吗?买了上我就没烦恼了。。。

Dr M to Open Malay racist group Perkasa's Assembly

By Adib Zalkapli
KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will open Malay nationalist group Perkasa’s inaugural assembly on March 27, replacing the Sultan of Selangor who had decided not to attend the meeting.

Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali said the former prime minister will be given a warrior’s welcome.

“Tun Mahathir will be given a grand warrior’s welcome in accordance with Malay custom,” said Ibrahim in a statement to The Malaysian Insider.

Dr Mahathir who once made Ibrahim a deputy minister had also officiated the Selangor Perkasa launch on Jan 30.

Yesterday Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah said that he would not attend the Perkasa assembly.

However the Sultan hoped that the Perkasa meeting would proceed and the organisation would carry on its agenda to safeguard the sovereignty of the institution of rulers, Malay and bumiputera rights and the sanctity of Islam as the country’s official religion.

He also clarified that Ibrahim should not be blamed for naming him as the guest of honour on the Perkasa assembly invitation card as the palace had on early last month agreed to the organisation’s request.

Meanwhile Ibrahim hoped those who wish to attend the assembly to arrive early at the Putra World Trade Centre.

“As of now, more than 8,000 members have confirmed their attendance and some 2,000 invited guests are also expected to attend,” said Ibrahim.

“Because the attendance will be more than 10,000, so I am asking for cooperation from everyone to come early to avoid traffic congestion,” he said.

Ibrahim added that the assembly will debate motions on religion, economy, education and security.

Perkasa was formed soon after Election 2008 and has turned into a strong pressure group representing those seeking to defend the constitutional position of the Malays and the social contract.

It has been at the forefront in lobbying the government to retain the affirmative action policy favouring the Malays and in the New Economic Model (NEM) scheduled to be announced at the end of this month.

Malaysian Leader Targets Affirmative Action

KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysia's dilemma over whether to end some of the world's most entrenched systems of racial-preference laws is coming to a head.

Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to outline this month plans to revitalize how the country's export-driven economy is run, with details to follow in June. The program might mean a push to change a decades-old system of preferential treatment for the country's majority Muslim-Malay population, which has often economically lagged behind its ethnic compatriots.

People familiar with his plans say he might move to liberalize some sectors of the economy, giving nonethnic Malays a larger role. He also is expected to give more non-Malay students access to scholarships. He already has made it easier for foreign business to invest in areas such as Islamic finance, and last week warned Malaysians to prepare for an end to state subsidies on various commodities, including sugar.

Malaysia's race-based quota system, in place since the early 1970s, gives ethnic Malays special treatment—from cheaper housing and loans, to advantages in securing university places and government jobs and contracts. The aim is to boost the economic power of the Malay population, which represents 54% of the country's 28 million people, but which typically doesn't do as well in business or high-earning jobs as Malaysians who are ethnic-Chinese or, to a lesser extent, ethnic-Indians. Those ethnic groups make up about 35% of the population.

Many think the affirmative-action system is too rigid for global competition for markets and investment. Business leaders such as Nazir Razak, Mr. Najib's brother and chief executive of banking concern CIMB Group Bhd., have called for the so-called bumiputera, or indigenous, rules to be revised. An opinion poll conducted by the independent Merdeka Center in 2008 found that 71% of Malaysians surveyed—and 65% of Malays—agreed the laws needed to be overhauled. Trading partners such as the U.S. and European Union have singled out government procurement policies that ensure contracts go to Malay-owned business as stalling free-trade pacts.

"I don't think there's any question that we need to commit to reform, although we'll still have to help Malaysians according to their need," says Khairy Jamaluddin, a top Malay politician with Mr. Najib's National Front coalition and leader of the United Malays National Organization's youth wing.

Still, some analysts doubt Mr. Najib will be able to take his overhauls far. Voluble opponents have emerged recently, led by a charismatic activist named Ibrahim Ali, who holds rallies and lobbies government officials. Last year, he founded the group Perkasa—the Malay word for warrior. He counts former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and royal rulers such as the sultan of Selangor among his 30,000 or so supporters.

Mr. Ibrahim argues that the social stability ensured by giving a leg up to the Malay population far outweighs the benefits of opening more of what was once one of Southeast Asia's most dynamic economies to the nimble and capital-rich ethnics in Malaysian—particularly the Chinese, but also the ethnic-Indians.

"The playing field can be leveled sometime in the future, but it's only 2010," says the 59-year-old Mr. Ibrahim, in his Kuala Lumpur office amid pictures of Fidel Castro, Che Guevera and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. "But we've got to be honest and say we can't compete."

Mr. Ibrahim is focusing on what political analysts say is Malaysia's defining quandary: How and when to dismantle one of the world's most comprehensive systems of preferential treatment, in an ethnically and religiously diverse nation.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib, right, expresses his good wishes to local Chinese people prior to the Chinese Spring Festival in Kuala Lumpur's China Town on Feb. 11, 2010.

The analysts say Mr. Najib is trying to win back ethnic-Chinese and ethnic-Indian voters to the ruling National Front by adopting some of Mr. Anwar's policies. The risk is that Mr. Najib might lose the support of some Malay voters, especially with Mr. Ibrahim leading the charge in support of Malay supremacy. The premier didn't respond to requests for an interview for this article.

The roots of the issue go back to the 19th and early 20th centuries, when British colonists encouraged workers from China and India to go to Malaysia to toil in the rubber and tin industries. In 1969, deadly race riots killed more than 100 in Kuala Lumpur and other cities. Malaysia's rulers then adopted the quota system in the early 1970s to help ethnic-Malays.

The goal: Build up the economic clout of the Malay community to control at least 30% of Malaysia's economic output. Malays now control about 19% of the economy—up from 2.4% since the program began, according to government figures. Some independent analysts say the actual figure is higher.

Mr. Najib may be well-positioned to demand change. He is a son of Malaysia's second prime minister after independence from Britain in 1957 and is perceived as a strong defender of Malay rights.

Mr. Ibrahim reckons Mr. Najib is misreading the depth of anger many Malays feel toward any change in a policy that has given many a leg up and helped to build a large middle class.

"People like Perkasa, they can derail the prime minister's plans. They do resonate with a segment of the Malay community," says Mr. Khairy, the UMNO activist. "But this is a time for leadership, not a time to pander to Malay insecurities."

BN will lose next General Election : says Ku Li

From: OngBak3

Subject: BN will lose next General Election : says Ku Li

Umno will lose the next general election if it fails to reform, warns
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has predicted that Umno and Barisan Nasional
(BN) will be voted out of power if concrete reforms are not

“Mark my words. If they don’t change in the next three years they are
going to lose the next general elections,” the Kelantan prince and
Umno veteran told The Malaysian Insider in an interview earlier this

The Gua Musang MP, whose views seem increasingly at odds with his own
party, pointed out that following Election 2008, BN remained in power
only because of support from politicians in Sabah and Sarawak.

In Election 2008, the Umno-led coalition suffered its worse result
since Merdeka. It managed 140 parliamentary seats, with Sabah and
Sarawak accounting for 55, while the opposition Pakatan Rakyat took 81

However, the parliamentarian said BN may not always have the support
of MPs from East Malaysia.

“They can sway either way, and will support the winner,” said Tengku
Razaleigh, who added that Umno was established in Sabah only between
1988 and 1989 while Umno did not exist in Sarawak.

He was also of the view that politicians from East Malaysia joined BN
because it was strong and could assure them of their rights.

“Why should they continue to back us? We’re dependent on them,” he
said, before adding that they would “watch and see”.

According to him, BN was also facing an uphill battle to regain the
support from Malays who were divided, as well as the Chinese.

Right-wing Malay Nationalist group Perkasa’s association with Umno was
not helping BN, Tengku Razaleigh pointed out.

“There’s no place for rabid racism,” he said, and claiming that even
young Malays were rejecting it.

“The more hard line you are, the more frightened people are.”

As for the opposition, Razaleigh said it “appears to be in disarray”
but he has been told that such impressions were because of the way
Pakatan was being portrayed in the media.

While on the opposition, Razaleigh also voiced his respect for Datuk
Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“It’s admirable that he has done so well,” he said, adding that the
opposition leader had fired up the imagination of voters, particularly
with the young.

Despite the bleak outlook for his own party, Tengku Razaleigh said all
was not lost for Umno, provided they listened to the people and
introduced reforms.

“It’s not too late. The people are crying for change, not just

Tengku Razaleigh has been described as the conscience of Umno but when
asked about this, he responded “I don’t know if I am.”

The maverick politician said he was only doing what was right and
reminisced about previous Umno leaders, such as Tun Hussein Onn, Tun
Abdul Razak Hussein and Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, who were respected
even by non-Malays.

As for the first prime minister, he said “Tunku (Abdul Rahman) was not
only respected but revered.”

He said these past leaders gained the respect of the people, and even
of opposition politicians like Lim Kit Siang, by being fair and
upholding the Constitution.

“So it’s nothing new, I am just emulating them.”

Source: Neville Spykerman,

No wisdom in Msian judiciary - not even common sense

From: OngBak3
Subject: No wisdom in Msian judiciary - not even common sense

The Federal Court’s ruling on 25 February 2010 that it had no
jurisdiction to review its own decision is utter nonsense. The three
judges who came to this conclusion on Rule 137 of the Federal Court
Rule - Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin, Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff and
Heliliah Mohd Yusof - were referred to by the former Court of Appeal
judge, N H Chan, as “incompetent judges – perhaps they were clowns as
their statements were laughable.”

N H Chan has brilliantly summed up the reaction of Malaysians to this
atrocious judgment by stating, “We, the ordinary citizens of this
country, are stunned by the ignorance of our judges of the highest
court in the land…”

In a very scathing indictment, without mincing his words, he put it
bluntly, “It is only when we have fools on the bench that I can point
out that what they have decided is not the law.”

When these personages garbed in judicial robes deliver judgments that
are so bereft of wisdom and common sense, we wonder what is the
purpose in turning to the courts for justice. Do we indeed need these
courts when judges don't deliver justice and “do not know justice from

The bone of contention in this issue is Rule 137. Let’s take a good
look at Rule 137 of the Federal Court to understand what it is all
about. In simple, clear terms, Rule 137 of the Federal Court states:

“Nothing in these rules shall be deemed to limit or affect
the inherent powers of the Court to hear any application
or to make any order as may be necessary to prevent
injustice or to prevent an abuse of the process of the Court.”

I’m not schooled in the law but it seems plain enough to me that this
rule does not in any way limit “the inherent powers of the Court.”
In other words, it can “hear any application or make any order as may
be necessary to prevent injustice or an abuse of the process of the

It is very clear that this rule empowers the Federal Court to prevent
an injustice whenever it occurs. It also has authority to prevent an
abuse of the process of the Court when certain elements resort to the
court to legitimise an illegal act or fraud.

This empowering rule allows the Federal Court to prevent injustice and
the abuse of the judicial process when certain judges discard their
oath of office and deliver judgments that offend and betray the rule
of law.

We have witnessed how this court process was abused in the case of
the Perak State Assembly crisis, aided and abetted by judges who
seemingly come across as people who have little understanding of the
law; as people who are not capable of applying the law as it stands
and as people who don't care for the law.

The judges were so blatant and biased in their decision that N H Chan
has rightly put it, “The so-called Perak crisis has brought out a host
of cases that showed that the judges gave the impression that they
were one-sided. The perception of the people is that they sided with
the BN government.”

Now, this decision that disappointed thinking Malaysians cannot be
reviewed because the recent Federal Court decision had foolishly
ousted its jurisdiction. It is, perhaps, done deliberately so that
the injustice perpetrated by these judges cannot be corrected in the
future and they cannot be exposed as shallow minds sitting on judicial
benches. According to N H Chan, these judges are “such lowly
individuals (who) should never be allowed to sit on the seat of be judges at all. And yet there are so many of them in
the judiciary today ever since the rot began”.

When the ignorance of these judges was so gross and their decision so
perverse, befuddled Malaysians are wondering why the Bar Council had
nothing to say with regard to this ridiculous situation. Shouldn’t
justice be their sole concern? Doesn’t this flagrant injustice as
perpetrated by the Federal Court mean anything to them? In the
interest of their profession, aren’t they expected to be troubled by
this decision?

Why then has the Bar Council not commented or taken a stand on this

We cannot allow this scandalous situation to continue or persist. The
Bar Council is enjoined by the Legal Profession Act 1976 under 42(a)
“to uphold the cause of justice without regard to its own interests or
that of its members, uninfluenced by fear or favour”. It is a national
obligation that has been entrusted to the Bar Council by an act of
Parliament “to uphold the cause of justice.” It must remain true and
faithful to this sacred responsibility.

Aliran would like to call upon the Bar Council to boycott the courts
one day in a month, every month, until this decision is rescinded or
reversed so that the avenue to seek justice is not foreclosed .

The Bar Council may also want to consider boycotting the Federal Court
until this matter is righted. This move is not without precedent. In
1988, the Bar Council adopted a resolution to boycott the Supreme
Court and the Lord President, Tun Hamid Omar, for the abysmal role he
played in the ouster of Tun Salleh Abas to weaken the judiciary and
strengthen the hand of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the politician.

The nation looks up to the Bar Council to make a stand at its AGM
tomorrow. Will it take up the challenge and live up to our

Facebook beats Google for first time

Facebook beats Google in US for first time

(AFP) – 6 hours ago

SAN FRANCISCO — Social-networking star Facebook surpassed Google to
become the most visited website in the United States for the first
time last week, industry analysts showed.

Facebook's homepage finished the week ending March 13 as the most
visited site in the country, according to industry tracker Hitwise.

The "important milestone," as described by Hitwise director of
research Heather Dougherty, came as Facebook enjoyed a massive 185
percent increase in visits in the same period, compared to the same
week in 2009.

By comparison, visits to search engine home increased only
nine percent in the same time -- although the tracker does not include
Google property sites such as the popular Gmail email service, YouTube
and Google Maps.

Taken together, and amounted to 14 percent of
the entire US Internet visits last week, Dougherty said.

Google has been positioning challenges in recent months to Facebook
and the micro-blogging site Twitter by adding the social-networking
feature Buzz to its Gmail service.

In what could signal an escalating battle between Facebook and Google,
the leading social-networking service celebrated its sixth birthday
earlier this year with changes including a new message inbox that
echoes Gmail's format.

Facebook boasts some 400 million users while Gmail had 176 million
unique visitors in December, according to tracking firm comScore.

Penang a gay sex service hub

Posted by: Hafidz Baharom
We should not allow such unhealthy culture thrive here.

This was the DCP's reaction after branding Penang state as a gay sex service hub.

While it's true that there are centers in all states that are being used for sex, how is it that only those servicing homosexual clients are labeled as allowing 'unhealthy culture'?

Let's be frank. If the police were in Penang wanted to raid every single spa, massage parlour, karaoke center and fitness center to weed out all things related to vice, then Penang would basically have at least 2 percent of its population behind bars.

And frankly, I think at least the raids on gay locales would at least be Malaysian citizens, while the more heterosexual locations would probably be foreign employees.

Penang is an entertainment hub in Malaysia, and yes, perhaps this is a vice in the state that the police should be dealing with. However, what's with the focus on simply gay sex?

All promiscuous sex solicitation is illegal, regardless of sexual orientation.

And if the police of Penang wished to promote a 'healthy culture', then please enlighten me on how a protest burning an effigy of the Chief minister is considered 'healthy'?

How is the pirated goods on sale at Batu Ferringhi 'healthy'?

Gay sex, by far, is the least of the police of Penang's major concern when it comes to it's objective of maintaining civil order.

And the Royal Malaysian Police of the state of Penang should know better than to single out that the island merely services 'gay sex', when it is rather obvious every single karaoke bar has enough women to service the heterosexuals.

Also, considering that baby dumping is now considered an act of apostasy by the state's mufti, I think gay sex would actually be a better alternative for most of them since safe sex isn't even part of the state agenda.

Analyst killed over personal matters: Police

From: OngBak3
Subject: Analyst killed over personal matters: Police
by Charles Ramendran

KUALA LUMPUR (March 17, 2010): Police said today they have ruled out
business rivalry and kidnapping as the motive behind the murder of
prominent financial analyst Choong Khuat Hock.

"As for now, we believe the killing was over personal matters. We will
be calling up individuals known to the victim to assist us in our
probe," said federal CID director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri
Zinin said.

Bentong deputy police chief DSP Mansor Mohd Nor said although the
body, which is at the Temerloh Hospital mortuary, was identified as
Choong’s by his family, police will release the remains only after
confirming this with DNA tests as it was decomposed beyond

Choong’s family and a staff member at his asset management company,
Kumpulan Sentiasa Cemerlang (KSC), had identified the body based on
the clothes.

Mansor said Choong’s car, a Mercedes Benz, has also not been found

Choong’s father, Datuk Freddie Choong, when contacted by theSun, said
the funeral will be conducted in Kuala Lumpur and not in his hometown
in Penang after police release his remains.

It was erroneously reported in theSun today that Choong was the son of
former national badminton champion Datuk Eddy Choong and nephew of
Datuk David Choong.

"I am his father. Eddy and David are my older brothers and are Khuat
Hock's uncles," Freddie clarifed and declined further comment on his
son’s death.

Choong was a bachelor and lived alone with a maid at his double-storey
link house at Taman Supreme, Cheras. He was a co-partner of KSC and
also a business news columnist for a newspaper and magazine.

He had failed to report for work on March 10 and his staff members
lodged a missing person’s report with Brickfields police.

On Saturday, his decomposed body was found off the Karak Highway.
Police contacted his family based on the physical description stated
in the missing person’s report as there were no identification papers
on him.

Police said a post mortem showed he died of a blow to his chest caused
by a blunt object at least four days earlier, which meant Choong was
killed just hours after he was last seen at about 6pm on March 9.

Police urged those with information to assist them by contacting the
Bentong CID at 09-222 2222

Sabah has NO future under BN

From: "Ir. Hj. Othman bin Hj. Ahmad"
Subject: Many Sabahan homeless in KL

Those who dispute statistics that Sabah is among the poorest in the
whole world should take note of this fact.

Many were cheated by their employers. This is routine treatment to all
workers in the whole of Malaysia that share similar laws and their
enforcement, which made Malaysia, especially Sabah, the worst in Human Trafficking

We've been proven right!

Kota Kinabalu: A Daily Express check in Kuala Lumpur confirmed many
homeless and jobless Sabahans there. They are mostly from rural areas
and depending on charitable organisations for survival.
This reporter met about 15 Sabahans and three Sarawakians who turned
up at the Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AHOD) at Jalan
Bukit Nenas, Kuala Lumpur, last Friday.

AHOD, the official arm of the Catholic Church (in the Archdiocese of
Kuala Lumpur) is among non-governmental organisations providing free
food for the homeless in the nation's capital.

Officer-in-charge of AHOD, Carl D'Cunha, as well as Sabahan priest Fr
Valentine Gompok who is currently serving at the St Francis of Assisi
parish in Cheras, helped to arrange the meeting.

Also present was Anita Sani from Persatuan Momogun Malaysia who said
she would submit a report to the relevant authorities in Sabah for
further action.

Daily Express had on Jan. 18 exposed the presence of quite a number of
young people from East Malaysia, mostly from Sabah, stranded in the
nation's capital, roaming the streets and depending on free meals.

The expose came about following investigative reporting follow-ups
with other NGOs providing similar charitable services there, namely
Kechara Soup Kitchen Society and Street Fellowship at Klang Bus

Among the Sabahans who identified themselves as homeless were 33-year-
old Apai John from Kg Mantailang, Tenom; Nicklos Jusit (24) from
Kepayan Ridge, Kota Kinabalu; Ramsi Noing (30) from Mile 7, Tinusa 2,
Sandakan; Junik John (21) from Ranau; Mohd Fauzi Mahatin (24) from Kg
Desa Aman, Kundasang; Syukri Ober (24) from Kunak; Bally Balingi (24)
from Kg Paguokon, Tenom; Sahadan Saidin (23) from Anjung Teduh, Felda
Sahabat 1, Lahad Datu; Rejis Jais (24) from Kota Marudu; Hermis Saimin
(19) from Ranau; Martin Majari (35) from Kg Bambangan in Pitas; Abdul
Asintu (30) from Sandakan; and Prislu Sapsin (35) from Beluran.

Another Sabahan from Tambunan turned up for the free meal but declined
to join the meeting. Half of them expressed desire to return to Sabah
when they had the money while the rest hoped to stay on for a while to
see if their fortunes improved.

The Sarawakians who joined in included a 17-year-old girl Angira ak
Dolkit from Kampung Serikin in Bau; Ritzman G. Clerk (38) from Sri
Aman and Seling ak Dian from Kapit. They said they slept anywhere that
was comfortable.

According to Carl, AHOD looks into the food aspects of about 30 or so
young people from East Malaysia.

Apai, considered one of the "seniors", has guided about 15 Sabahans
who he found stranded in various parts of KL to places such as AHOD
where they at least get free meals. He admitted being jobless and
homeless in Kuala Lumpur for about four to five years now.

"In Kuala Lumpur, there are many homeless Sabahans, (easily) more than
a hundred and maybe 300 to 400. You can find them in many places like
Masjid India, Daya Bumi, Klang Bus Station and Bukit NenasÉini yang
betul-betul merempat, yang tiada rumah, tiada apa semua (these are
truly homeless, do not have a home, do not have anything at all)," he

According to him, most came to the peninsula following private job
recruitment agents but ended up cheated by these agents or those
employing them. Others followed their Sabahan friends already there,
hoping to find work but after some time either quit due to social

As for Apai, mixing with the wrong people caused him to be in this
situation. He came to the peninsula about 13 years ago and did various
jobs, including as a security guard, contract worker and factory

Apai said people like him sleep either along the roadsides, parks or
at buildings like Daya Bumi or the Puduraya bus terminal. He said
although all those from Sabah do not sleep at the same place every
night, their daily routine is similar.

"Normally, we will go to another church near a bus stand in Klang
which is open at about 10am daily and closes at 5pm for our free
morning breakfast and lunch," he said.

After that, he said they would go their separate ways, some to meet
other friends or to look for another place to spend the night.

"Sometimes I will follow friends and look for workÉthis way we can get
part-time jobs. This is routine for us everyday."

Because the charity centres only provide meals during daytime, dinner
requires going to behind fast food outlets, usually KFC, or similar
premise to salvage discarded leftover food they can eat from rubbish

"We look for any leftover food still eatable that we can find in the
rubbish bins of these premisesÉkira okay la, boleh juga (it's okay,
still can)," he said, adding that the homeless people from other
states also do likewise.

However, he said they (homeless, including from different states)
never fight over the leftover food at these premises because "sama-
sama faham (mutually understand each other)".

Apai, whose family once lodged a missing person report back in Tenom,
said for personal hygiene, he would normally go to the nearest mosque
to bathe. When nature calls and if he does not have any money, he will
relieve himself at any secluded place he can find. Admitting it is
hard to be homeless and jobless in the nation's capital without any
place to turn to for assistance, he hoped the Government will help
people like them.

During the meeting, Fr Valentine provided them consultation while
Anita recorded their particulars for further action by the Sabah State
Government. Anita, who is based in Kuala Lumpur, claimed to have been
directed by the authorities in Sabah after Daily Express broke the

She said the directive came after a meeting held a week earlier
involving various parties.

She also took down the particulars of those who wished to return to

Most of those present admitted have been involved in drugs but have
since repented.

Many still had their MyKad with them while a few others were holding
temporary identification documents after losing theirs to snatch
thieves or to former employers.

Anwar Ibrahim: Imprison me or not BN will be removed

'Pakatan will prevail - with or without me'
Athi Shankar
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim fired a stern warning to his detractors that the people would vote BN out of Putrajaya in the next polls, whether he is in jail or not.

I think this scenario is quite true, that regime change and reform is unstoppable by imprisoning the leaders of movement. It had been proven in the downing of Polish Communist Regime, that when Lech Walesa together with about 1600 other union leaders were imprisoned the political situation in Poland turned irreversibly against the communist regime. During that period of crucial change Lech Walesa & all of his key movement leaders were all already imprisoned by Polish Communist Regime and were not at all in control of situation outside the prisons. However the crucial shift of power still took place.

This showed that imprisonment of the movement leadership can not stop the reform, and what have to change still will change, what have to be gone will still be gone.

Strikes spread like wild fire across Poland and the Communist Regime were unable to control it at all even when key union leaders such as Lech Walesa were already put behind bars for over a year. In the end the Polish Communist Regime gave up and released their political prisoners, within 3 days after Walesa was released he managed to call of all the strikes and he soon became the new president.

This is something that BN & famiLEE LEEgime have to painfully learn. When your powers are gone, they are gone, imprisoning your successors isn't going to make any difference.

The Marina Mahathir's banned article

From: OngBak3
The Marina Mahathir's article which The Star refused to publish because of
govt KDN's threat to withdraw licence.

Marina Mahathir wrote an exceptional article for her regular column in
the Star but alas, the newspaper refused to publish it.

Fortunately for us, here is the article....

When we want to compete with anyone in any field we seek those who are better than us. And we keep going until finally we are recognized as the best. For example, a tennis player starts at the unranked bottom and tries to play and win against better players until finally there is nobody to beat.

We do not however insist that everybody comes down to our level or to play badly in order for us to win.

This is what puzzles me about the syariah courts in our country. In 1988 a clause was inserted into our Constitution that has been interpreted as having erected a Berlin Wall between the syariah and the civil courts. Basically Article 121(1A) said “the courts referred to in Clause (1) shall have no jurisdiction in respect of any matter within the jurisdiction of the syariah courts." This has caused untold problems because real life sometimes dictates that some issues cross over both jurisdictions. But leave that aside for a moment.

Although the new clause did not say that the two separate courts were equal to one another, there are some people who are of the view that the syariah court is superior to the civil courts simply because syariah law is deemed of a higher order than civil laws. This is because apparently God made syariah laws while mere human beings made the civil laws. Never mind the fact that human beings have been changing syariah laws over the years, for instance, by loosening laws that protected women from losing all their property to their divorced husbands. Like other laws in this country, syariah laws have to be drafted, tabled and passed through our various lawmaking bodies whether at the State or Federal levels. This process leaves a lot of human fingerprints all over them.

Civil laws are drafted, tabled and passed through Parliament. The difference is that at the tabling stage , they have to be debated before they are passed. The quality of the debate may be sometimes wanting but debated they are. This process provides some sort of ‘quality control’ over the laws so that they are hopefully current, reflect realities and are just.

The same does not hold true of syariah laws. When they get tabled at State Excos, non-Muslims do not participate because there is the notion that they cannot partake in any such debate. That leaves only the Muslim Excos, few of whom are women. This means that if a bill affects women, the opinions of the female minority in the Exco can be ignored. Furthermore, most people are ignorant about their religion and tend to leave these matters to those they believe know best. Thus if the State Mufti or religious adviser says it’s a good law, they are unlikely to challenge him. Thus are religious laws passed unscrutinised.

Until, that is, something happens such as when someone gets convicted of a syariah crime and punishment is meted out. Who knew until recently that people could get caned for drinking, or for having a baby out of wedlock until the recent cases of Kartika and the three women?

Not only are these laws not debated when they are being made but they can’t be debated afterwards either, unlike civil laws. To do so, according to some people, is akin to arguing with God it seems. (There are however some who think that God welcomes such arguments just so that He can prove He is right).

If one believes that syariah laws are superior to civil laws, should they not be held to higher standards? Should they not be subjected to more rigorous debate than civil laws out of fear that they may be unjust? If syariah courts are deemed superior to civil courts, should not their processes be more transparent and efficient? How is it that there are innumerable women having to undergo tremendous suffering because syariah court orders to their divorced husbands to pay child maintenance cannot be enforced?

How is it also that we suddenly hear about women being caned without any information about the processes they went through? Did they have the benefit of legal representation and heard in an open court? If they did, who were their lawyers and what defense did they mount?

Surely the best court of law is one that strives for justice, which shows it is fair to all parties. In this case, on whose behalf was justice served?

I have no problems with syariah laws if their foundation is justice, equality and non-discrimination for all, even non-Muslims. But when their intent, processes and enforcement are unfair, they only give the impression that Islam is unjust and discriminatory. Surely to give such an image of Islam is a sin.

Girl Raped by 15 Men

From: OngBak3
Subject: Teen raped by 15 men

IPOH - A 15-YEAR-OLD student was gang-raped by 15 men in Sungai Klah
in Sungkai, about 84km from Ipoh. The girl was first raped by five men
at a hot spring site at about 6.30pm on Feb 28.

'She was forced by a man known only as 'Wan' to follow him to the hot
springs, where four others were waiting,' said Tapah OCPD
Superintendent Roslan Bek Ahmad.

There, the five men took turns to rape the girl. One of the men was
told to send the girl back after the incident. However, he took the
girl to an empty house in Felda Sungai Klah, near the hot springs,
where 10 others were waiting.

The girl was repeatedly raped and kept at the house. The next day, she
was sent to the Sungai Kruit bus station where her godbrother picked
her up and sent her home.

The girl related her ordeal to her mother who took her to lodge a
report at the Sungkai police station. Supt Roslan Bek said police
detained two suspects, aged 15 and 29, in Sungkai at about 1am on

He is confident that police would round up the others soon.

Malaysia: 10000 child abuse cases in four years

From: little richard
Subject: Re: Malaysia: 10,000 child abuse cases in four years

On Mar 6, 9:28 am, OngBak3 wrote:

> ALMOST 4,000 children in Malaysia were rescued from various abuses by
> the Social Welfare Department from 2008 till July this year.

> Such are the alarming figures shown in the latest statistics from the
> department, whose officers have offered protection to children
> under-18 from a litany of abuses — including sexual, physical and
> emotional abuse. Abandonment and neglect were other problems.

> What’s more worrying is that these are just the officially reported
> cases. Case reports for the later half of this year have yet to be
> compiled, with more child abuse reports forecasted. In 2006 and 2007,
> the number of child abuse cases for both years stood at 4,278. Judging
> by the steady rise in cases reported, it is feared that Malaysia would
> have recorded 10,000 cases in just the last four years.

> Social Welfare Department children’s division director Nor Amni Yusof
> said this tragic rise may be attributed to the economic and social
> situations of modern families.

> “We have mothers and fathers who have lesser parenting skills, who do
> not care about their children, as well
> as quarreling spouses who cause the child to be the victim,” she said.

> Nor Amni said the country’s development is not at par with its social
> development. “Families stressed by poverty are releasing their
> frustrations on children. Another example is those who come from
> rural villages,
> who cannot take the culture shock of living in the city,” said Nor
> Amni.

> From the numbers made available to Malay Mail, girls make up the bulk
> of abused children (see accompanying story). Over 19 months till July,
> the department took in as many as 1,033 sexually abused girls. From
> these,
> 689 girls were sexually abused by a parent or guardian or a member of
> the extended family.

This sort of sexual abuse is common in most muslim countries....father
fucking daughter and mum fucking son...
This also happen in the classy islamic Saudi arabia kingdom let alone,
those pariah muslim countries ie. those south african countries.

> Worse still, the remaining 344 were sexually abused — but their
> parents or guardians did nothing to stop it.
> Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat
> Abdul Jalil said that when a child complains that “someone touched me”
> the person to whom the child complained to should take the matter
> seriously and immediately call the Department of Social Welfare,
> police or Talian Nur so that action can be taken to rescue the child.

> “Children do not lie about such matters. A child who is abused will be
> traumatised and will need counseling and professional intervention by
> a child psychologist or psychiatrist.

> “Non-abusing parents usually keep silent about the abuse because of
> fear, hopelessness and isolation or lack
> of support from other family members,” she said.

> “The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development takes this
> issue very seriously and will not hesitate to take legal action on
> those found guilty of causing harm, injury and death to children,”
> Sharizat said.

> Child abuse is an offence under Section 31 of the Child Act 2001. A
> person found guilty of such an offence can be fined not more than
> RM20,000 or jailed for not more than 10 years or both.

> In cases of child abuse resulting in death, such cases are usually
> charged under the Penal Code as culpable
> homicide and punishable by death.

> Shahrizat said the Department of Social Welfare has always placed
> paramount focus on the safety of children. She said the National Child
> Policy and the National Child Protection Policy were approved by the
> Cabinet on July 29 this year.

> Both these policies ensure the rights of children to survival,
> protection (from all forms of neglect, abuse, violence and
> exploitation), development and participation. It also provides
> guidelines to various agencies, non-governmental organisations,
> volunteers and the community to work together to ensure that children
> grow
> up in a safe and conducive environment.
> Girls the main target for sexual abuse

> GIRLS are more than 10 times likely to be sexually abused compared to
> boys. Statistics showed that for this year till July, there were only
> 21 sexually-abused boys aged below 18 — while there were 335 girls.
> For the whole of last year, 35 boys were reported to have been abused
> sexually as compared to 698 girls.

> University Malaya Medical Centre senior lecturer and consultant
> psychiatrist Dr Subash Kumar told Malay
> Mail it is more common for girls to be abused, especially sexually.

> “Some cases are committed by serial killers or psychopaths.
> Unfortunately, such abuse is committed by someone the child knows and
> often takes place in their own homes. It could be their father,
> mother, religious teacher, uncle or even grandfather.”

> Boys are commonly victims of physical or emotional abuse. This, Dr
> Subash said, is when a child is subjected to an unsuitable environment
> such as a home where parents are drunkards.

> Other situations could occur if the mother or father had been married
> multiple times. “Where there is no love, the child suffers. For
> example, if the parents are just too busy and leave the children to
> becompletely raised by maids, where a child if often yelled at, not
> provided adequate food and shelter or even left to be raised in a
> welfare home as the parents cannot take care of them.”

> Dr Subash — who specialises in cases dealing with children, adolescent
> and adults — said child abuse is a big problem in the country.

> Social Welfare Department children’s division director Nor Amni Yusof
> said the department has noted a number of reasons why girls seem to
> be the more common abuse target.

> “Firstly, young girls are usually weaker and more afraid of things
> and people. This is what the abuser exploits.

> Also, girls are seen as being more cute and cuddly, therefore are an
> ‘encouragement’ to people with paedophiliac tendencies,” she said.

> Nor Amni said there are those who themselves were abused in childhood
> and so they too abuse their child the
> same way, or worse.

> “We have also seen mothers or stepmothers who are abusive due to
> jealousy of their husbands being close with their daughters,” she
> added.
> Most abusers come from Selangor

> STATISTICS from the Social Welfare Department revealed that child
> abuse cases were reported mostly in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Penang
> since 2006.

> At the other end of the scale, Labuan had no child abuse cases
> reported, while the lowest number of cases over this period were
> reported in Sabah (34) and Kelantan (63). At 2,656 cases, Selangor had
> the worst record — with over 1,000 more reports compared with Kuala
> Lumpur (1,646) and Penang had 709 reported cases.

> Social Welfare Department children’s division director Nor Amni Yusof
> said that among reasons these three States had higher numbers recorded
> was because they had a higher population compared with other States.

> “The influx of illegal immigrants into these States is also rising
> each year. That has also had an impact on the social interaction and
> culture of residents.”

> The higher numbers reported could also be due to residents making the
> effort to actually lodge child abuse or neglect reports since they’re
> aware of who to contact in such matters.

> “We’ve had a high number of awareness programmes in these three
> States, which leads to more people knowing where to make complaints.
> Also, we’ve had an increasing number of NGOs that are fighting for the
> rights of children,” said Nor Amni.

> University Malaya Medical Centre senior lecturer and consultant
> psychiatrist Dr Subash Kumar said that the higher population in cities
> does not mean abuse hardly happens in smaller towns.

> “When we go and visit inmates in prison, there are child abusers who
> come from smaller towns and kampungs. Bear in mind that many people in
> large towns are those who have moved there from smaller towns,” he
> said.

> The number of child abuse cases could seem to be lower in smaller
> States because many probably go unreported — due to the stigma and
> shame that comes attached with the offense, said Dr Subash.

> As for larger cities, with a denser population, there are also more
> opportunities for perpetrators to commit child abuse.

> “People there are more stressed. There are also people without jobs
> and cities attract all sorts of people, be it the sane or insane,” he
> added.

MCA leaders continue to screw each other up

From: OngBak3

Subject: MCA leaders continue to screw each other up
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA will elect new leaders on March 28 — this was the
only tangible decision emerging from a day of frenzied speculation and
discord as members pledged their allegiances to various factions.

A day after the resignations of two-thirds of central committee
members that triggered party elections, it remains unclear if the
annual general meeting due tomorrow will be convened.

Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is scheduled to
address party members, will not be attending the meeting, according to
his office.

Even more pressing is whether today’s Youth and Wanita assemblies will
take place. As political allegiance held sway, some delegates at their
welcoming dinner last night said they would attend the assemblies,
while others would stay away.

The flurry of meetings and press conferences at the Wisma MCA here
yesterday did little to add certainty.

Reflecting on the state of affairs, Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong
convened three press conferences in the course of the day.

Wee and Wanita chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun insisted that their
respective assemblies should be called off despite the central
committee’s “advice” to proceed.

Party secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng said the Youth and Wanita
assemblies should go ahead as a postponement would contravene their by-

“They have been advised to comply and hold their assemblies.”

Party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat kept everybody guessing as to
his likely moves.

An aide said: “He has accepted what has happened. In fact, he wasn’t
surprised with the development as Dr Chua (deputy president Datuk Seri
Dr Chua Soi Lek) did mention the possibility of fresh polls in March.
So this was not entirely unexpected.”

At press time, Ong had not updated his blog.

Ong’s supporters said they would attend tomorrow’s AGM. This was also
the stance of the rump central committee that met yesterday. Some 20
CC members, predominantly Ong supporters, were there.

Wee and Chew stormed out of the meeting because they said they were
the only dissenters to the decision to go ahead with their movements'

Deepening the sense of confusion, segments within the party are
disputing the validity of the CC meeting, invoking clause 41 of the
MCA constitution which states that should two-thirds of the CC members
resign, someone must be appointed by the CC within three days to
oversee new elections.

This clause suggests, as interpreted by those against yesterday's CC
meeting, with the appointment of Wong as its caretaker, the CC has
ceased to function.

Said a grassroots leader: "The party's situation is messy and almost
comical since the CC is now defunct and, therefore, should not be
making decisions about today's Youth and Wanita assemblies."

National organising secretary Simon Lim said: "There is no such thing
as a caretaker CC.

"I don't want any party members to be misled."

The party was besieged yesterday with many trying to figure out the
battle lines ahead.

The New Straits Times yesterday quoted a staunch supporter of Ong as
saying that party brokers had decided to install Dr Chua as president
and vice-president Datuk Seri Liong Tiong Lai as the No. 2.

However, this prospect was rejected by supporters of Dr Chua and Liow.
A staunch Dr Chua supporter said Dr Chua and those in the CC aligned
to him had never budged from their stand that fresh polls should be
held this month.

"The resignations are to fulfil our promise to the delegates," he

Another party leader pointed out to the earlier signs of a
deteriorating relationship between Ong and Dr Chua.

"The clearest evidence was during the MCA Chinese New Year function
for the media last month. Dr Chua came early and left before Ong

A CC member aligned to Dr Chua said while publicly Ong had delegated
responsibilities to his deputy, behind closed-doors it was another

"Ong is not sincere in working together with Dr Chua. Behind the
scenes, he is still acting arbitrarily. Ong is making use of Dr Chua
as a tool to repress Liow and Dr Chua has had enough," he said.

Understandably, Ong's supporters are refusing to write him off.

Central committee member Datuk Ti Lian Ker said: "He may be cornered
but he is not out. He has sprung back from many political near misses
many times."

Last Oct 22, the feuding duo, in a show of unity, publicly buried the

It now remains to be seen how this will translate into votes, if Ong
decides to contest.

Speculation is that Dr Chua commands the biggest support, with at
least one-third of the 2,400 delegates firmly behind him.

Puchong division vice-chief Datuk Theng Book predicted that the level
of support for Dr Chua was 50 per cent, Liow 30 per cent with Ong
trailing at 20 per cent.

KUALA LUMPUR (March 5, 2010): The MCA Youth and Wanita wings have postponed their respective annual general meetings (AGM), scheduled for tomorrow, following yesterday's resignation by 21 elected members of the party's powerful central committee to make way for new polls.

The decisions were taken after the two wings held emergency exco meetings at the party headquarters in Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang, here today.

Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the move was due to uncertainty over the fate of the party (AGM) that was scheduled for Sunday, after the 21 elected central committee members quit yesterday.

Deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who was among those who resigned, had asked for fresh party polls to be held within a month.

Wee said he had met party secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng yesterday but the latter could not say whether Sunday's AGM would go ahead.

"Until this morning, there has been no confirmation, so we discussed and deliberated the issue before deciding to postpone our AGM," said Wee.

He advised delegates who have yet to arrive in the capital to change their plans, while accommodation would be provided for those who are already here.

Wee said the Pemuda dinner planned for tonight would not be cancelled.

Wanita chief Datuk Paduka Chew Mei Fun said it was a majority decision to postpone the AGM.

However, the celebrations for Wanita International Day tonight would proceed as planned. -- Bernama

Malaysians should accept each other

From: OngBak3
Subject: Malaysians should accept each other

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians should accept each other as "one people, one
nation with one dream", says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

No community should make demands at the expense of another, but "what
is good for one community should also be good for every community",
said Najib, who is Barisan Nasional chairman.

This was one way to achieve the Malaysian dream of being "united,
harmonious and prosperous", he added.

Malaysians must not leave this to chance or coincidence or let it
happen by itself.

"Since this is the dream of every Malaysian, we have to take it
seriously in terms of our words, deeds and actions," he said at the
Chinese New Year celebration hosted by Sin Chew and Guang Ming dailies
here yesterday.

"We have to work together by galvanising all Malaysians, and work
towards inculcating that conscience with a deep sense of

Najib said the 1Malaysia concept called for a shift from the basic
paradigm of tolerating each other.

"Accepting each other is the apex of celebrating each other's
diversity. Once we have reached this final destination, we will think
and act as one people, one nation with one dream."

He said the open house events held in conjunction with festivals
should also be "a celebration of the values and mindset of 1Malaysia".

Earlier, Federation of Chinese Associations of Malaysia president Tan
Sri Pheng Yin Huah said the association wanted to see a united,
harmonious and progressive Malaysia.

Najib said as Malaysians, "we might have different paths and

"For instance, Sin Chew may have a different path from Utusan Malaysia
while other media groups may have others. But we must converge. We
must allow discourse of different opinions but we must not pull
Malaysia down."

Najib also touched on the contributions of past prime ministers,
saying that they believed in power-sharing to make Malaysia united,
harmonious and prosperous.

The first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman, believed in power-
sharing and give-and-take.

On his father, second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, who took
over the leadership after the 1969 racial clashes, Najib said: "If he
had taken a wrong turn, the country might have been ruined."

Tun Hussein Onn, meanwhile, worked for the welfare of rural folk, and
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad introduced Vision 2020.

Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had also had a national vision.

"We are here to continue their concepts through 1Malaysia," said

"I would like to see 1Malaysia as a continuation. But we need to
rationalise how we can achieve a truly united Malaysia."

He said the media had a social responsibility to build the nation, and
Malaysians should accept the country's colourful tapestry as a
strength and not as an obstacle.

"Collectively, we will be stronger. This is the spirit of 1Malaysia."

Najib also said as this was the Year of the Tiger, "Malaysians should
have the tiger's vitality and courage".

"The tiger is like the country. If we do not look after it, it will go
down. What we should be doing is leaving behind a legacy for the

Death Boy's Testicle was Scratched & Swollen

From: OngBak3
Subject: Death Boy's Testicle was Scratched & Swollen

PETALING JAYA: A 23-year-old woman and her lorry attendant husband,
33, were remanded for seven days for the murder of 18-month-old K.

Magistrate Aishah Hijriah Arshad issued the remand order on the former
babysitter and her husband when they were brought to the magistrate’s
court here for remand proceedings at 11.30am Friday.

The boy’s death had fuelled allegations of abuse as police found
Haresvarren with six broken ribs, a ruptured liver consistent with
severe blunt force trauma in addition to some old and new bruises on
his body.

It was also learnt that there were fingernail marks on the boy’s
private parts and a testicle was swollen.

Haresvarren’s father was quoted saying that his wife he left the boy
at a friend’s flat at Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara at 9pm on Wednesday

The babysitter’s husband, who lived one floor below turned up and took
the boy away, saying that he wanted to buy the baby chocolates,he

He added that when the boy was returned to the babysitter, he had
pointed at his head indicating that he was not well, he added.