Speaking to Tan Sri Shahrir Samad, a Great Leader

15 09 2017

I was giving Tan Sri Shahrir my blog address.

I wrote this post on the night of September 10, 2017, but due to the internet problem while I was travelling, I only can post this article today after I got home from the six days trip.

This morning (Sunday September 10), I attended a program that was held at the beautiful Masjid Sultan Iskandar in Bandar Dato’ Onn, Johor Bahru where the Member of Parliament of Johor Bahru, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad was one of the speakers.

I wanted to speak to Tan Sri Shahrir every time I saw him in various programs in Johor, but this is the first time I had the opportunity to do so.

Tan Sri Shahrir is an interesting person to talk to, we had a casual talk on current issues without the formalities and a couple of times he teased us.

Tan Sri knew that we would be asking him about his infamous brother, PAN’s Khalid Samad whom he briefly mentioned during his speech and we also talked about the letter that Tun Dr Mahathir wrote to me in response to my blog article, Perjanjian DAP, PKR, PAN, PPBM Untuk Meminda Perkara 3(1)?

I am glad to meet a politician who truly understands the importance of the correct interpretation of the position of Islam as the religion of the Federation, which lots of politicians, especially from the opposition parties either do not understand or are trying hard to redefine by claiming that Islam is merely the official religion of the Federation, regardless the word ‘official religion’ has never been written in the Federal Constitution.

Tan Sri Shahrir is a very good politician; principled and strict, yet very kind, polite, soft spoken, funny and very friendly.

When Tan Sri Shahrir was appointed as the chairman of the Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA), my father excitedly told me that Prime Minister Najib had made a very smart decision.

Now I truly understand why my father thinks highly of Tan Sri Sharir; and why Tan Sri Shahrir could win the Parliamentary seat of Johor Bahru even as an independent candidate during Tun Dr Mahathir‘s days as the longest serving Prime Minister of Malaysia.

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GE13: “TUMBANG PAKATAN!” – PAS’s Latest War Cry Slogan

20 04 2013

During the PRU13 candidate nomination in Marang, Terengganu this morning, PAS supporters grouped together in the middle of the road chanting words of war cry to taunt the Barisan Nasional supporters.

Let us listen to what they say:

I really love this part of their war cry:

Tumbang, Tumbang ! TUMBANG PAKATAN !

That shows how confused PAS supporters are that they even shouted, “TUMBANG PAKATAN!” 🙂

This reminds me of this ‘interesting’ photo during the KL 112:

There can’t be four qiblat in the Merdeka Stadium. So, which direction is the real qiblat? (Photo from Paneh Miang)

There can’t be four qiblat in the Merdeka Stadium. So, which direction is the real qiblat? (Photo from Paneh Miang)

So, no wonder today they are chanting for, “TUMBANG PAKATAN” 🙂

That is why we should not vote PAKATAN RAKYAT!

Vote for BARISAN NASIONAL!

Credit to Uncle Din Turtle: http://dinturtle.blogspot.com/2013/04/hot-marang-kumpulan-sorak-pas-tersasul.html





KL112: Is PR After A Revolution?

12 01 2013
(Picture from The Flying Kick)

Some of the flyers, do the demonstrators understand the meaning of these flyers? (Picture from The Flying Kick)

These are some of the flyers that was reportedly found around the Masjid Negara (National Mosque), a favourite meeting spot for PR’s demontrators.

One of the flyers says, “Justice For Chin Peng”; let us see:

  • Chin Peng was a long-time leader of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) who fought against the government in an attempt to replace the Malaysian elected government with a Communist Regime.

  • the MCP killed a lot of innocent people and cause a lot of trouble to the Malaysian government and the people.

Does this flyer means that the organiser of the KL112 Demonstration supports the Communist leader, Chin Peng?

So, they support Communism?

And what do they mean by asking for, ‘Justice For Chin Peng’ whom Malaysians regard as an evil enemy?

And what kind of justice are they asking for Chin Peng?

Are they going to make a Revolution? (Picture from (Pas Beruk)

Are they after a revolution? (Picture from Pas Beruk)

The picture above shows another flyer that says, “The Time Has Come  … Revolusi ’47”.

Revolusi is a Malay word for revolution.

Does ’47 means 1947?

And does it has something to do with the history of Indonesian Independence?

So, are they after a revolution to:

A new government without the king with a new flag?

Does it mean that they want a revolution to change this country into a Republic?

Or worse, are they after a Communist State?

Is he a communist? (Picture from RBF Online)

One of PKR’s popular student leader and  an important person in PKR’s demonstrations; I wonder why did he wear that cap? (Picture from RBF Online)





2012 In Review

1 01 2013

January:

Powerful Storm Hits Alabama – In Photos →(Please click here for the news)

Residents walk around through the debris of their neighborhood after a possible tornado ripped through the Trussville, Ala. area in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Jefferson County sheriff's spokesman Randy Christian said the storm produced a possible tornado that moved across northern Jefferson County around 3:30 a.m., causing damage in Oak Grove, Graysville, Fultondale, Center Point, Clay and Trussville. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Residents walk around through the debris of their neighborhood after a possible tornado ripped through the Trussville, Ala. area in the early hours of Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Jefferson County sheriff’s spokesman Randy Christian said the storm produced a possible tornado that moved across northern Jefferson County around 3:30 a.m., causing damage in Oak Grove, Graysville, Fultondale, Center Point, Clay and Trussville. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

February:

Sh-sh-shivering Winter In Europe →(Please click here for the news)

A city phone is seen covered with hoarfrost, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Kiev, February 1, 2012. (REUTERS)

A city phone is seen covered with hoarfrost, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Kiev, February 1, 2012. (REUTERS)

March:

Argentinian Ice Wall Collapses – REUTERS Photos →(Please click here for the news)

Tourists look at the Perito Moreno glacier after the rupture of a massive ice wall near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 4, 2012. The glacier, a massive tongue of ice in the Santa Cruz province that covers 250 square kilometres (97 square miles), advances yearly into a lake, known as Lago Argentino. As Perito Moreno moves forward, it cuts off a river feeding the lake. Water builds up pressure and slowly undermines the ice, forming a tunnel until ice comes tumbling down. The phenomenon repeats itself at irregular intervals, with the last major ice falls occurring in 2008. REUTERS/Andres Arce (ARGENTINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)

Tourists look at the Perito Moreno glacier after the rupture of a massive ice wall near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 4, 2012. The glacier, a massive tongue of ice in the Santa Cruz province that covers 250 square kilometres (97 square miles), advances yearly into a lake, known as Lago Argentino. As Perito Moreno moves forward, it cuts off a river feeding the lake. Water builds up pressure and slowly undermines the ice, forming a tunnel until ice comes tumbling down. The phenomenon repeats itself at irregular intervals, with the last major ice falls occurring in 2008. REUTERS/Andres Arce (ARGENTINA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)

April:

Bersih 3.0 – As Peaceful As Promised? →(Please click here for the news)

Demonstrators thew all kinds of things towards a moving police car and attacking the car. The photo shows demonstrators kicking the car and someone climbed onto the car kicking the windscreen. They then hit the driver and a reporter who tried to help the bleeding policeman. Are they peaceful people?

Demonstrators thew all kinds of things towards a moving police car and attacking the car. The photo shows demonstrators kicking the car and someone climbed onto the car kicking the windscreen. They then hit the driver and a reporter who tried to help the bleeding policeman. Are they peaceful people?

May:

Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th Anniversary →(Please click here for the news)

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, the longest suspension bridge in the world was opened on May 27, 1937. A view taken from one of the towers of pedestrians swarming across the Golden Gate Bridge immediately after the opening. (AP Photo)

The Golden Gate Bridge at San Francisco, the longest suspension bridge in the world was opened on May 27, 1937. A view taken from one of the towers of pedestrians swarming across the Golden Gate Bridge immediately after the opening. (AP Photo)

June:

Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s First Islamist President Sworn In →(Please click here for the news)

Mohamed Mursi

Egypt’s first Islamist president Mohamed Mursi attends his swearing in ceremony in this still image from a video footage in Cairo June 30, 2012. Mursi took his oath of office on Saturday, ending six decades of rule by former military men although the generals in charge since Hosni Mubarak was ousted last year have already curbed his powers. REUTERS/Egyptian Television via Reuters TV

July:

Photos Of London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony →(Please click here for the news)

Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Fireworks ignite over the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

August:

Photos: Isaac Causing Bad Flooding And Tornadoes (August 31, 2012) →(Please click here for the news)

Water rises around a home on the Jourdan River as Hurricane Isaac passes through Kiln, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

Water rises around a home on the Jourdan River as Hurricane Isaac passes through Kiln, Mississippi, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

September:

Muslims Protest Over ‘Innocence of Muslims’→(Please click here for the news)

Protesters against Innocence of Muslims’ in Basra, Iraq Sept 12, 2012 (Picture from Utusan)

Protesters against Innocence of Muslims’ in Basra, Iraq Sept 12, 2012 (Picture from Utusan)

October:

In Picture: Superstorm Sandy Slams New Jersey Coast, Sends 13 Feet Surge In NYC →(Please click here for the news)

Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)

November:

Barack Obama Wins American Presidential Election →(Please click here for the news)

Barack Obama Wins American Presidential Election

Barack Obama Wins American Presidential Election

December:

26 People Died in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., Mass Shooting- Photos, Videos →(Please click here for the news)

Good Morning America – Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: ‘Obviously Not Well’ (ABC News)





A Private Interview With YB Nasharudin Mat Isa

12 10 2012

On the first day of the Seminar Dakwah Nasional, we were very  busy getting ready for the arrival of the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to officiate the seminar.

As the DPM entered the Dewan Merdeka, every body stood up.

I was very lucky as I was given a special permission to greet the DPM as he entered the hall.

It was an honour to be able to greet our Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the Dewan Merdeka, PWTC, October 8, 2012. My big sister used a handphone to snap the photo; the quality of the photo is not very good.

I was looking at the DPM as he walked to the stage when somebody shook my hand while hugging me and when I turned around I was so surprised to see Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa.

Uncle Nasharudin was part of the DPM’s entourage so we cannot talk to each other, anyway he greeted me while I was busy snapping the photo of the DPM receiving a special souvenir from Dr. Aiman Zaidan (which was a gift from a renowned Muslim scholar, Dr. Yusuf AL-Qaradawi). >>Please click here<<

So, when I met Uncle Nasha again the next day (for he’s going to present a paper at the seminar) I got the chance to ask him some political questions.

When I asked him, “Why do some Muslim leaders regard politics as more important than Islam?”, he said that he’ll answer it during his speech.

But politicians are politicians, Uncle Nasha answered my question by asking the question in another way to the audience!

After Uncle Nasha presented his papers at the seminar, all the media teams crowded him to ask him questions and the interview was reported by all the main medias especially the on-line medias until today and caused all kind of reactions from the leaders of the opposition parties especially his party, PAS and its ally, DAP!

Uncle Nasha surrounded by the press. This photo was snapped by my big sister, October 9, 2012.

I am very proud to be there watching the important interview and hearing the answers first hand.

I was very happy to meet Uncle Nasha and to have tea with him at Dewan Tun Abdul Razak after the seminar.

I was interviewed by the some abangs from UPSI after I had tea with Uncle Nasha at Tun Abdul Razak Hall, PWTC, October 9, 2012.

There are more important questions that I asked Uncle Nasha but I think that they are too private so I can’t reveal the answers in my blog even thought Uncle Nasha did not tell me not to do so 🙂

I think that it is not easy to ask ‘sensitive’ and ‘private’ political questions to politicians like Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa 😉

Uncle Nasha wrote a note in my diary before leaving PWTC, October 9, 2012.

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Budget 2013

28 09 2012

At 3:50 pm this afternoon, I watched our Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak tabled the Budget 2013 on television.

Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak tabling the Budget 2013, Friday September 28, 2012. Photo from Berita Harian,

It was held in the Parliament.

A view during the Budget 2013 tabling in the Parliament, Friday September 28, 2012.  Photo from Berita Harian,

During the Budget 2013 tabling, the Prime Minister spoke about how the government is going to spend the country’s money for the people in 2013.

But I don’t really understand what he says during the tabling.

Anyway one of the things that I understand is that he wanted to help the people in Malaysia to own houses.

Is it a good budget?

I do not know whether it is good or not.

So, I asked my father about it and he answered that the Budget 2013 is a good budget.

I think that deep in his heart, the Opposition Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also thinks that Budget 2013 is a good budget but he could not admit it to other people because it is Dato’ Sri Najib Razak’s idea, so he’ll say that his ideas are much better.





Meeting Datuk Seri Najib’s Political Secretary, Datuk Sahlan Ismail

17 09 2012

Yesterday I went to Uncle Datuk Sahlan bin Ismail’s Eid open house.

Uncle Datuk Sahlan is the Prime Minister’s political secretary.

I ate ketupat with chicken rendang and drank orange juice.

I asked him questions regarding BN and PR.

I was asking Uncle Datuk Sahlan some questions.

He told me that BN is the best choice for Malaysia.

And we agree that even though BN did lots of wrong things, but PR is much worse.

One thing that I learn is BN supporters and politicians accept that BN is not perfect but PR supporters and politicians always claim to be perfect and would blame others for all the bad things that they did.

We can only be better if we can learn from our mistakes.

I am very happy to meet Uncle Datuk Sahlan and even happier because he said that I’m a good understander and a good listener.

i am very happy to meet Uncle Datuk Sahlan.








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