Tuesday, February 05, 2008

FOMCA-TNB Dialogue

I just received this text message from Encik Md Sha'ani of FOMCA, which is meant for the public.

"TNB telah cadangkan satu majlis dialog bersama FOMCA yang akan diadakan pada satu masa dan tarikh yang akan ditetapkan kemudian. Dalam majlis dialog itu nanti, antara perkara yang akan dibincangkan adalah isu isu yang berkaitan dengan TNB dan orangramai.

Maka dengan itu, FOMCA mempelawa orangramai untuk mengemukakan sebarang perkara yang berkaitan sebelum 14hb Februari 2008, melalui emel: secgen@fomca.org.my."

Honestly folks, I don't know whether the invitation by TNB has anything to do with the elections or not, but reckon if you have any grouses, why the heck not?

By the way, reading Malaysia Today, RPK suggest a very strong likelihood that the Parliament may be dissolved on the 12th February. I guess its time start getting down to real leg-breaking work! At least in my case, that may be what it leads to.

21 comments:

Fatin said...

Assalamualaikum,

Speculation, speculation, speculation... well, to win an election is not by working well only when the time is approaching, but it should be a consistent committement, applies to all the parties though.

Also, compete in good not in picking up faults unless it is for the sake of improvement.

ALLAHU'alam.

Wassalam.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Fatin,

Obviously you have never been involved in the works of General Election. It is totally different kind of work which is not at all akin to the everyday work most party members put in. Further with the mainstream media being hogged by the BN, this is the only time when we can openly state out position to the public.

For your information Fatin, the opposition fo not compete picking up faults as you would think they do. But if the ruling party which as I mentioned, hogs the mainstream media and continue to debase the opposition without us have the chance to reply, I ask you then, who is it that's 'picking up faults'?

The BN was entrusted to run the country and yet time and again continue to put up shoddy work resulting in the waste of public funds; if you are in the know of such knowledge, what would you do? And what about the corruption, whether monetary or otherwise?

Fatin, do watch the video here http://newsyoumavemissed.blogspot.com/2008/02/kempen-alternatif-puchong-pj.html and then read the news here http://newsyoumavemissed.blogspot.com/2008/02/catatan-barang-naik-rumahku-rumah.html
You have not been to the ground where the poor people's home are bulldozed along with their belongings in it, all because some corrupt politicians want to ensure the developers can make their money there.You have not seen the crying of babies starving for milk while living in a tent - and that is in Kuala Lumpur, not Africa! You have not met families of those people who have been incarcerated by the ISA simply because they dare stand up for what they believe - are we not a democratic nation? And yet the children and wife of those in ISA has suffered without the public knowing! What is Islamic stand of persecution? What is the Islamic view and stand of incarcerating a person without due trial and without evidence? Have you asked yourself that? Please do go back to my 5th entry in 2005 entitled Of 'Fishes, Life and the ISA'. While it too is unable to convey the hardship of a man or his family held, I hope it would evoke the humanity in the reader. But if you want to know what ISA is really all about, I would suggest you ask a man by the name of Abu Urwah. And he can tell you explicitly what humiliation and suffering he went through - IT IS THE GUANTANAMO BAY of Malaysia! If we Muslims condemn GB, then we should also condemn ISA! And who uses ISA for their own protection? The UMNO led BN!

Zawi said...

Shah,
Had electricity outage almost the whole of last night. My granddaughter had a tough time sleeping cos of mosquitoes since we cant close all the windows.
Posted a new blog dedicated to you and Rahman Hariri. Sorry I cant locate your house.

Fatin said...

Assalamualaikum,

You are right, obviously I have not involved in any political works and have yet a ground to firmly stand on in this arena. I don't know who is telling the truth and who is not due to my own ignorance in politics, and speculations don't help those who are naive in politics like me. When men are tested by wealth, where do they put their morality? This is the greatest worry of our beloved Prophet (saw) that he said a few days before he passed away, he didn't even worry us about shirk but wealth. Any party that governs a country, can there be corruption zero? Even the Shias believe that corruption happened during the caliphates of Abu Bakr, Umar & Uthman (may ALLAH be pleased with them as those (10 Companions) who are listed as members of the Paradise). I hate corruption as much as you do as you said in your comments. We don't break the country apart to solve the problem but we need to educate people. Education takes patient, time and sacrifice. That is my ground work.

ALLAHU'alam.

Wassalam.

Kata Tak Nak said...

Very interesting point of view by Fatin but then she did admit that she is ignorant.There are times where what you don't know won't hurt you but remember that there are times it is what you don't know that kills you.
There is so much brouhaha in the net about the level of corruption and injustices in this country. Many of these people put their lives on the line by speaking up. I am sure they do not do it just for kicks. Its because this situation exists.

cakapaje said...

Salam Pak Zawi,

I sympathise with your granddaughter. Perhaps - if the occurrence is regular enough - you could write to TNB.

And insyAllah, I will visit your blog...it must be regarding Pengkalan Chepa, my toddler days place, thank you :)

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Fatin,

Ah yes, you are educating people. Do pardon us the opposition for missing that point when we inform the people of what is really happening in their country - 1) that the government is selling the very land to foreigners, including sand to Singapore for their land reclaimation projects while sand is becoming a scarcity for building projects in Malaysia (You can check the 2ns part with CIDB).
2) Yes, we are not educating the people by telling them that the petrol quality in Malaysia is of a higher grade meant for export market while for local consumption we import lesser quality oil which cost less, and hence out net profit margin in fact increase when world petroleum price increase, and that is why the government decided to pull back the subsidy because they want more profit - RM4 billion, which was meant to be used to improve the public transportation in Malaysia particularly Klang Valley but nothing gainful has been seen of the RM4 billion; and price of basic items increased due to the pull back of the subsidy causing price increase on basic daily items and have now caused quite a hardship on many people of the poor income people.

Not forgetting, that most tolled highways were built with a soft loan from the government initially, and then the government itself stood as a guarantor when the companies applied from commercial banks. And parts of the some of the highways, were already in existent before the toll companies were awarded the projects. Perhaps most importantly, these toll companies such as Plus are umno-linked companies, and that most projects in Malaysia are awaraded to either umno-linked companies or bn-linked! And the toll, the government said they cannot deny the agreed toll hike agreement every 3 years; well, what use is the government then when they lay priority to corporates as such while putting further hardship on the people? Or, have we forgotten the hadith saying that 'a good deed is recorded for anyone who build a road for the convenience of other people',or perhaps Islam Hadhari does not know hadith?

And there many more instances of corruption...take a look at the VK Lingam case for example! I do not need to read nor tell you - you follow the mainstream news itself and you can see how utterly ridiculous the whole affair is!

Yes, do forgive us opposition for not educating the Malaysians.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

Unfortunately, or perhaps I should say fortunately, many Malaysians are putting their lives on the line and yet many rakyat - those who are gullible - say we are the traitors of the country. A very sad affair, Malaysia is.

Mior Azhar said...

Shah,
Well said, bro! Here and at the post. And yes I hearfd about the 12the too. Now rubbing my hand with glee. Let all the comics come out.

I was at a press conference by the Tourism Minister earlier and (maybe it's just me) I found him to be a bit sombre than usual. Hmm.

cakapaje said...

Salam Pak Mior,

The Tourism Minister - the guy who wanted Malaysia to sell cheaper wines and booze to cater for tourist! - he should be sombre! There are strong indicators he will be dropped!

Let's work on this one bro. Let us at least deny BN the 2/3 majority!

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

i read sheih's blog some time back and he sounded very confident the parliament will be dissolved on the 13th. just wondering, once it is dissolved, does that mean we will temporarily be without a PM until ofcos after the election?

i cant remember the shits happening in the last GE bcos i had a blast moving into a new house.

cakapaje said...

Salam kerp,

Technically speaking, there will be no elected government till the election's over. The government in place then is only a caretaker government...but this, those dudes up there either don't or do not want to understand.

By the way, previous to this, where were you staing?

Kata Tak Nak said...

Some people think that we who criticise have personal interest if there is a change in government. This is exactly what is found in UMNO. They do not realise or they find it difficult to believe that things outside of UMNO can be different.
With manacled limbs one can still roll but manacled mind means one is a living dead.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

the place now i dread to of going the most, subang jaya!

Fatin said...

Assalamualaikum,

Thank you for your comments and now I have realised that this is not an arena for me, at least for now. You guys should keep on doing what you think is right and have tawakkal to HIM in your belief of what is right and wrong. My prayers go to those who strive for the sake of ALLAH. Surely, if this is what you are doing, you should do it with full of Islamic manners and may ALLAH reward you for this.

ALLAHU'alam.

Wassalam.

p/s: hey, this just came into my thought but I don't mean anything negative or trying to start another new topic, but the difference between us in the arena of politics in Malaysia, is it because I am a non-bumi that have never tasted the 'special status'?

cakapaje said...

Er, Cikgu, apart from being manacled, there are also some who limps about...that journalist wannabe cakapaje :)

cakapaje said...

kerpie bro,

Subang Jaya? Well, we are quite the opposite as I do very much love going to Subang Jaya. Well, make it Ulu Subang Jaya :)

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Fatin,

Like it nor not, politics is for everyone! Unfortunately, its the dirty politicians who have brought about the negative views about it; politics is, the administration and management of a society, state and country; touching on all aspect of the people in it, which is why in Islam, politics and religion cannot be separated.

Just because you are a non-bumi and have not tasted 'special status' does not affect an ounce about what you should say about politics! You think people like Lim Guan Eng, Karpal Singh, Anuar Tan, and many similar to them have bumi status? For that matter, do you think I have ever 'enjoyed' the bumi status? Honestly, on a personal capacity, I have taken a cent from the government due to the bumi status - no scholarships, no special privileges, no discounts and anything to do with such. In Islam, the only difference between one human and another is their taqwa and not their race. To base it on race is to be like the zionist jews who believe they are the chosen people and all other races are subhuman.

My best buddy for 5 years in high school was a Hindu Indian, and we moved about within a Chinese triad. When I was a printer agent, my working buddies were an Indian and a Chinese. And in so far my foray into business, I have avoided doing business with government agencies. So, what special status is there for me to enjoy? Perhaps, you were referring to those lilliputian people from umno.

cakapaje said...

Oopsie! 2nd para, 8th sentence: it should read: I have NOT take...

Fatin said...

Thanks for your comment and I got lots of Fard Ain knowledge to catch up with and you guys here have made the political knowledge as Fard Kifay for me for the moment (like knowledge regarding jenazah), thanks though.

No wonder 'special status' is a sensitive issue in the constitution.

cakapaje said...

Thank you, Fatin. And please do the catching up and let not anyone tell you otherwise. Fard Ain is not just confined to matters that we have been limited to know as espoused by the government - which is why they are so afraid of Ustaz, Ustazah and even Mufti touching on political issues while in masjids and suraus, and why many suraus and masjids have been closed, some bulldozed, by the government.

The Malaysian BN government depends heavily on the british legacy of divide and rule, to stay in power. And this is besides their corrupt practices.