Monkeys jump easily. Especially pet monkeys. This includes the ones kept by the Tokong to pick coconuts and lice for him.
Today one such pet jumped when the MACC asked for the Pakatan and Opposition states to take an anti-corruption pledge.
In a opposition-leaning Malaysiakini report, Saifuddin who is Tokong’s adviser on God-knows-what chastised the direction in which Dzulkifli Ahmad is leading the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), questioning if he was out to become a politician or celebrity.
“What the country needs is a MACC chief who is effective and substantive, not a celebrity,” said Tokong’s pet. “People did not want public relation exercises in the form of pledges.”
Tokong’s pet was responding to MACC Chief Dzulkifli Ahmad’s push for Penang, Selangor and Kelantan to sign MACC’s anti-corruption pledge.
It also questioned that despite MACC’s apparent blitz against those involved in corruption, how many had actually been convicted.
We know he is as eager as we are to know the verdict of Tokong’s corruption case.
The Menteri Besar of Selangor Azmin Ali also brushed aside Dzulkifli’s push for the pledge to be signed.
Azmin said Selangor had its own way in dealing with integrity and corruption issues which is why Teoh Beng Hock had to be silenced and various reports on corruption against Azmin’s administration have been made by PKR.’s own members.
While Tokong’s pet was busy criticising the MACC’s effort to combat corruption, the MACC raided the FELDA Investment Corporation office and seized some documents to investigate alleged corruption activities involving the senior management of the GLC.
Today, His Majesty The Sultan of Selangor attended the Selangor Hari Raya Open House held at the MPAJ field in Pandan Indah. In attendance was the Menteri Besar of Selangor, Azmin Ali. The event invitation to the Selangor people was posted by Azmin on his Facebook page on 29 June 2017. As with other states, Exco members, ADUNs and Members of Parliament are expected to attend.
His Majesty the Sultan attended the event together with Her Majesty The Tengku Permaisuri, and His Royal Highness The Raja Muda.
Where were the Selangor Excos, ADUNs and MPs?
Let us for instance try and locate Sivarasa Rasiah who was chided by His Majesty The Sultan for giving a ceramah in a mosque was nowhere to be seen. His last Twitter post was on the 18 June 2017. Maybe he was away in another mosque somewhere in Sarawak, giving a ceramah judging by his Twitter display photo.
Another famous for nothing MP from Selangor is Pony Tua. He too seems to be missing in action from the Selangor Open House, which is an event held for the Selangor people to celebrate Hari Raya together with His Majesty The Sultan of Selangor.
It seems that Pony Tua got all excited about another event held on the same day that has nothing to do with Selangor at all. As a matter of fact, it has to do with Pulau Pinang. Pony Tua was not promoting the event where HIS Sultan is attending, but was in fact promoting Tokong’s event!
Although Pony Tua did not specifically mention anything about it being Tokong’s event, take note that it was held at 1Utama Shopping Complex. There was another event, also held at the 1Utama on the same day as the Selangor Hari Raya Open House.
Wow! So, Tokong was in Petaling Jaya signing books instead of answering allegations made by the Barisan Nasional. The fact that the book signing was held at 1Utama, it can be safely assumed that Pony Tua was also there to support Tokong’s event instead of attending the Sultan’s event.
Some may say that it is coincidental, but Tokong and his artist called Tomato were there to sign the comic books. And guess who were there?
So, Pony Tua was supporting the event for the Tokong rather than attend the one with the Sultan. After all, it is the DAP that is in control of the Selangor State Government, not PKR as believed, so why should Pony Tua care?
Let us now check on the Speaker of the Dewan Undangan Negeri Selangor, Hannah “Goat of God” Yeoh. Since she is the Speaker of the Dewan, she should be at least promoting the Hari Raya event as did Azmin Ali on 29 June 2017. Let us check her Facebook to see if that did happen.
Hannah likes to show those who voted for her events that she attended or promoted not just on Facebook but also on Twitter. Let us now check her Twitter account.
Perhaps a Hari Raya event is unChristian for the Goat of God. She wants to make sure that if Jesus had died on the cross for her, so should she.
So what was this I Heart Penang Run event? Apparently Tokong can no longer con the Penang Lang so he needs to con the Selangor people as well. So, this morning, he brought his Pulau Pinang people down to lead the Selangorians to run with him. Not only that, these suckers were fleeced by the Robbing Hood called Tokong by RM25 per person! Isn’t it odd asking Selangorians to pay RM25 to HEART Penang? Why not organise only in Pulau Pinang?
Steven Sim above was not just in Petaling Jaya for the Tokong do at 1Utama, he also participated in the run…with another Selangor MP, Ong Kian Ming! So, if all DAP MPs from Selangor was running for Tokong, who attended the Sultan’s event?
Truth be told, the DAP MPs and ADUNs of Selangor do not respect His Majesty The Sultan of Selangor. To them, Tokong’s position is higher than the Sultan’s. Tokong is the CON-SULTAN.
So, dear Steven, our Menteri Besar and other Chief Ministers do not feel the need to run. They have not done anything wrong, have not been charged in court for corruption, and do not run away from questions and allegations like the Tokong does. And I am still waiting for him to answer the questions and allegations made by the Barisan Nasional against him.
Until then, someone should keep the coffee warm for him.
Today is DAY SIX that taps have run dry for about 360,000 account holders or 1.6 million residents in the most developed state of Selangor. DAP supporters have gone quiet in residents’ WhatsApp groups while those who will be celebrating Deepavali are screaming for vengeance. Some are already asking “Mana Hannah Yeoh?” while Azmin Ali who, under his tutelage Selangor has seen the most of water disruptions, has reneged on the usual promise of announcing the biggest exposé on those he blamed this current water crisis on.
The MP for Kelana Jaya, Wong Chen, has since appeared on WhatsApp groups trying to appease voters. The following is his message:
Message from MP Wong Chen this morning 27 Oct.
Good morning from Parliament. We have been sitting the last few days up to 9.30 pm every night. The budget session is the most important session of the year but this year the government slashed some 8 days of sitting and as such we are forced to go beyond our 5.30 pm sitting by four extra hours a day to 9.30 pm every day.
This morning I want to talk about the water crisis affecting 1 million residents in Selangor. I have been following closely the water crisis in Selangor, affecting a large part of my constituents in Subang Jaya. YB Hannah Yeoh has been updatingregularly, she is on the ground distributing water and engaging residents. Residents are going into their 5th day without water. And we had a water crisis barely a month before.
In Parliament, I bumped into Minister Wan Junaidi and also separately the Deputy Minister Hamim on several occassions. I keep asking for their quicker action. They keep saying that Selangor must also do their bit. I have also relayed some of my ideas to YB Zuraida to pass on to the MB.
Wan Junaidi do not believe the current pollution crisis to be an act of deliberate political sabotage. Deputy Minister Hamim, who is an engineer and someoneI enjoyed working with on the TPPA (when he was Deputy Minister of MITI), will not speculate but says that the problem is not new. The federal government has resources but water is a state matter.
I am of the view that with the economy slowing, more and more companies will try to cut costs by dumping pollution straight into the river.
Enforcement in Malaysia has always been a challenge. A widely held view is theenforcement officers are either stretched thin, overworked or at the other end of the spectrum, just plain corrupt being paid by polluters to turn a blind eye.
If enforcement officers are not effective then we have to bring in the accountants.
The obvious solution is to track historical records of industrial waste output of each factory and counter check with their disposal costs. If a factory is found to have slashed spending substantially on disposal of industrial waste in the last year, then we can assume that they are engaging in illegal dumping. A major discrepency in the accounts should be a basis for a full investigation and raid by enforcement officers.
The state should also set up a benchmark of waste output for each industry to red flag any unusual data volatility. Setting up patrol units along the rivers is not going to help as much as sending in the accountants.
Bottomline is this. If the economy deteriorates, we can expect more and more water cuts stemming from increased pollution activity.
Irate residents will not listen to excuses or causes. Understandably, they just want water and they want this crisis to not repeat. As such Selangor must dramatically improve its emergency water delivery system. We needmore water tanks and we need delivery to be on schedule and to be regular.
We need to also beef up security monitoring at our rivers. We need night time road blocks to monitor all suspicious trucking activities. More importantly is we need new people to lead such enforcement. A fresh start with new officers.
We need to bring in the accountants. We need all factories in Selangor to disclose their waste inventory. And we need to catch the culprits, severely punish them to end this cycle of water cuts.
Lastly, I beg the residents to also empathise with the authorities. You will not find a harder working ADUN in Malaysia than YB Hannah Yeoh. If you see her on your streets at midnight distributing water, give her a pat on the back.
Wong Chen may be the sanest of the PKR lot probably due to being an idealist more than a politician. But he is saying nothing new, not a lot, and has nothing much to offer.
Firstly, it is obvious that as an MP he is not aware that all matters pertaining to land and water belongs to the respective states. Had he known this he would not have approached Wan Junaidi or his deputy Hamim.
As advised by industry players as early as 2011, the Selangor State government should gazette water catchment areas and implement the Langat2 Water Treatment Plant project. The State government did not do the first and delayed the second suggestion until it was too late.
Even in the 1990s when the economy was vibrant and our growth rate exceeded eight percent, business owners were dumping industrial scheduled wastes into rivers. It has nothing to do with our economy. It has all to do with our mentality and screw-all attitude.
Even tracking of industrial waste output needs the manpower to do it. You can’t just sit in the office, tap on some keys and expect the numbers on the screen to tally with what is being produced in the real world.
Security monitoring of our rivers would go back to two things: manpower and gazetting water catchment areas! Why is there a need to repeat this over and over again? Everything points back to those two!
Hannah Yeoh the hardest working ADUN in Malaysia? I have seen better-working ones even from the DAP back in the 1970s. Distributing bottled water can be sub-contracted out to Bangladeshi workers. A hardworking ADUN would be screaming in the Dewan for more manpower to enforce gazetted water catchment areas. Not seek political mileage and benefitting from the misery of others!
For the people of Petaling district, this is the second time that taps have run dry. The first was just before Aidil Adha (2nd September 2016) when a pipe burst caused taps in Subang Jaya, USJ, parts of Puchong and Pinggiran USJ to not have water supply for about three days. The second time which began two days ago is caused by contamination of the raw water supply to the Semenyih River Water Treatment Plant and this time several districts are affected namely
Hulu Langat (Bangi, Bandar Bukit Mahkota, Kajang, Semenyih and Rinching),
Kuala Langat (Morib, Banting, Saujana Putra, Bandar Rimbayu and Teluk Panglima Garang),
Petaling (USJ1-27, Puchong, Seri Kembangan and Serdang),
Sepang (Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Bandar Nusa Putra, Putra Heights, Pulau Meranti, Kota Warisan, Bandar Bukit Puchong and Sungai Merab).
If you have no idea how huge an area that is, let me represent them using the map below:
Both these situations were totally avoidable. Since 2010 various water-related non-governmental organisations, water industry players as well as the Federal Government have advised the Pakatan-led Selangor state government to allow for the construction and completion of the Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant. Else, Selangor would face a water crisis by 2014. The state government vehemently denied that Selangor would face such a crisis.
True enough, people in Selangor had to undergo scheduled rationing in 2014 and 2015. 60,000 accounts were affected. That translates into at least 360,000 people who were directly affected. This time it could be far more.
When a pipe burst on the 2nd September 2016, instead of helping by explaining the situation, an assemblyman decided to take it out on Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS). This assemblyman gave the most absurd ideas on how to manage water cuts:
This invited a basket of zombies to support her statement, some even blaming the Federal government for the problem. In one of the community WhatsApp groups one even said that maybe the problem was created by the Barisan Nasional to create hatred towards the Selangor state government. What they failed to realise is that the Selangor state government IS the one managing it’s water treatment and supply:
Not clear enough? How about this? From September 2015, the Selangor state government owns the water concessionaires in the state!
The second problem is that unlike Penang, Selangor does not gazette its water catchment areas. Factories, loggers have no problem whatsoever to encroach into the water catchment areas. It is a no-brainer that this is the contributing factor to the hundreds of cases of contamination of the Langat and Semenyih rivers and their tributaries.
Let us not kid each other. The Selangor state government has been in denial about the dire water situation in the state since 2008. It was made worse when the whole situation was not dealt with properly and by not heeding the advice of the industry players.
So, I hope Hannah Yeoh actually means it when she said there should be a management change. It should be a change in the management of the state. It can’t even handle the basic but extremely critical issues and it’s members are spending more time bashing others than actually looking into the problems the rakyat is facing! And when shit actually hits the fan, this is the sorry excuse to say “Oh! We’re with you! We feel your pain!”
Yes, Hannah Yeoh. Let us have that change in the management soon. Your voters are already supporting your call.
In the famous words of your fellow party member and former USJ resident Jeff Ooi,
It is Dood Day + 3. And already there is a storm in the BN hood over Hudud.
Yesterday afternoon, a Kedah MCA man quit the party citing the failure of the MCA to stop UMNO from supporting the tabling of the Hudud bill in Parliament by PAS President Hadi Awang, and UMNO for failing to safeguard the Federal Constitution.
And today, MCA’s President, Liow Tiong Lai said that the tabling of the Hudud bill transgress the limits and is against the spirit of the Federal Constitution.
“Spirit of the Federal Constitution”
Big words coming from the two gentlemen who have no inkling whatsoever of the meaning of those terms.
Firstly, the Federal Constitution through Article 3 explicitly states that Islam is the religion of the Federation. Article 11(1) guarantees those other than Muslims the freedom to practice their religion. That still holds true to this day although many non-Malays do unconstitutional acts such as the propagating of other religions to the Muslims (in contravention of Article 11(4).
Let us go back to the year 2014 when PAS was in the heart of all DAP supporters:
proposed to table specifically a Hudud bill in Selangor. Now I want you to remember the words in BOLD above.
The above words in the red box says:
“The DAP speaker in Selangor also welcomes the tabling of Hudud in Selangor.”
They must be kidding, right? Karpal Singh would not have allowed this to happen (although his son never objected to this). Let us see what were said by both Anthony “Olok-Olok” Loke and Hannah “The Lamb Chop” Yeoh:
Now what have we here? Two DAP stalwarts support the tabling of the Hudud back in 2014. One even went to town telling people not to be afraid of Hudud, explaining what are involved and why people shouldn’t be afraid. This is what MCA should be doing.
Of course that was then and this is now.
Alas! MCA is NOT in the position to do so. You only see a handful of MCA people actually still fighting the real fight, like Tan Khai Beng, Lee Beng Seng, Ang Chor Keong, while the rest have mostly blended in with the Chinese supporters of the DAP as not to be left out, and the following is why:
MCA could only garner less than 900,000 votes (including votes of the non-Chinese)!
Both Leong Yong Kong and Liow Tiong Lai probably suffer from this:
The bill that is being tabled by Hadi Awang is actually to seek amendment to the Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act, 1965. Remember nine paragraphs ago I asked you to remember the words in BOLD? The difference here is that this bill proposed by Hadi is NOT a Hudud bill, but one that seeks the enhancement of punishment for only a certain number of offences. This is to allow the Kelantan state government to apply such amendments in Kelantan.
And true to the spirit of the Federal Constitution, the proposals that went beyond the limits of the ones set by the laws made and passed under the Federal Constitution have been shot down even before the tabling of this bill!
And what did Najib say about this yesterday?
Only after most of the proposals have been shot down for going against the limits of the Federal Constitution was Hadi allowes to table the bill:
Even if this bill gets passed in Parliament it still needs the consent of the Rulers Council as well as the respective state religious authority to agree before it can be passed. And none affects the non-Muslims.
Where, oh Liow and Leong, is the transgression of the spirit of the Federal Constitution may I ask?
Next time do seek clarification before you start chewing on your foot, or use the stop-and-start method to prevent similar political premature ejaculation.