Anwar knew? Is he the man behind the Lahad Datu Incident?


I had heard this song months ago as Anwar sang it almost everytime he gives one of his political talks.

Tanya sama Najib

Apa sebab goyang

Nanti jawab Najib

Sabah nak HILANG!

Back then, I was baffled by the point of the song. Of all the states, why Sabah? Is Sabah the only state Pakatan Rakyat felt hopeful for? If so, I would have thought that they should not advertise that fact; as Sabah alone cannot help them reach Putrajaya.

After all, Pakatan Rakyat won 5 states during the last general elections without singing such songs. Why are they gloating over one specific achievement? And by the way, what is that ‘achievement’?

Surprisingly, it was the Phillipines government who hit the nail on the head. They had discovered the connection between the Malaysian opposition party and the sultanate of Sulu as reported by the The Phillipines Inquirer on their article: ‘Gov’t intel eyes 3 groups abetting Sulu sultan’s claim’ (click here to read)

Whether the heirs of the sultanate of Sulu acted on their own to reclaim Sabah or were instigated by an external force to do so, one thing is certain, according to government intelligence sources: It was a business that proved too big for the heirs to handle on their own.

But apparently “some people” want to push it forward now. And why now, at this time, is one of the questions government intelligence is looking into.

“These are groups that wanted to ride on the Kirams’ pursuit with their own interests in mind,” one of the sources said.

Another source added: “There are a lot who can gain from this, not just in the Philippines but in Malaysia as well.”

The third group is allegedly the Malaysian political opposition, which is gearing up for general elections that may be called before June.

The intelligence officer said that one member of the Malaysian political opposition allied with Anwar Ibrahim was running for a post in Sabah.

“Apparently, this politician was one of those who spoke with the Kirams. He supposedly gave the opposition’s support to the Kirams’ claim to Sabah,” the source said. (The Phillipines Inquirer)

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Needless to say, our medias quickly picked up the news and it spread like wildfire. Of course, Anwar sued TV3 and Utusan Malaysia for linking him to the Lahad Datu incident and not the real source of the news; infact he even denied the existence of such claims in The Phillipines Inquirer.

Like father, like daughter

Like father, like daughter

This had happened before when Nurul Izzah blamed Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia for ‘twisting her statements’ when it was the opposition-linked news portal, Malaysia Kini who first reported the news and both Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia only ‘picked up’ the news from Malaysia Kini.

Ironically, the article does not mention Najib AT ALL as Anwar had claimed. Apparently, what he accused UMNO of “incapable of thinking of anything else” might be a subconcious confession of his own.

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Can this Lahad Datu incident be the achievement Anwar was gloating about? Can Anwar be among the heartless and selfless plotters behind this violence? Is that why the first person who claimed that the Lahad Datu incident as a conspiracy was the vice-president of PKR, Tian Chua?

Anyway, a popular blogger Husin Lempoyang wrote that Anwar did not finish the song; so he continued the song for Anwar:

Tanya pada Sabah, apa sebab hilang
Nanti jawab Sabah, Sulu nak serang

Tanya pada Sulu, apa sebab serang
Nanti jawab Sulu, Anwar yang rancang.

Tanya pada Anwar, apa sebab rancang
Nanti jawab Anwar, inilah kerja Pakatan..

Saya sudah bilang, jangan ulang ulang
Kalau ulang ulang, I saman you …

(Husin Lempoyang)

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Malaysia Is Not, And Has Never Been, A Secular State


Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said that MALAYSIA has never been declared a secular nation and the Federal Constitution made no mention of the word ‘secular’.

He was replying to John Fernandez, Seremban’s Member of Parliament from the DAP party (DAP-Seremban), who wanted to know if Malaysia was a secular state based on a Supreme Court decision in 1988.

Nazri said the position of Islam as a federal religion was also noted in several provisions under the Con­stitution, which include the development and propagation of Islam amongst Muslims and that civil courts had no jurisdiction over the powers of Syariah courts.

“There is also the oath taken by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong under Sche­dule Four to preserve Islam at all times,” he added.

Based on Article 162 of the Constitution, Nazri noted the 1988 Supreme Court’s decision in Che Omar did not declare the country as a secular nation although secular laws were used.

He also noted the words used in context of Article 162 referred to laws that were passed prior to Independence and were stated as ‘existing laws’ rather than ‘secular laws’.

This is not the first time the issue had been brought up. The members of the opposition parties had always claimed Malaysia to be a secular nation despite that in the Article 3 (1) it had been clearly stated that Islam is the Religion of the Federation.

Since the definition of secularism itself is the ‘indifference to or rejection or exclusion of religion and religious considerations’, it is impossible to say that Malaysia is a secular country when it has already been stated in the Constitution that ‘Islam is the religion of the Federation’. Thus this is contrary to popular belief that Islam is simply the ‘official religion’ of Malaysia which it is only subject to ritual and ceremonies.

Uncle Haji Mahamad Naser Disa of the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Council legal bureau and Uncle Azril Mohd Amin of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia had numerous times spoken to clarify this matter (see: Hijrah Minda: Agenda Transformasi Islam by Uncle Naser Disa). Uncle Zainul Rijal, president of the Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia had recently written an article on the place of Islam in the Constitution which was published in The Malaysian Bar and Utusan Malaysia.

He wrote that according to the experts of the Constitutional Law of Malaysia, there are seven main factors which formed the backbone of the Federal Constitution, the first one being Islam as the religion of the federation, and that each of them cannot be eroded from the Constitution. In fact, all of these seven factors should to be defended by all parties, be it a leader or even the ‘rakyat’ themselves. (read more here: Kedudukan Islam)

Despite this fact, the Democratic Action Party wrote in its manifesto (on the DAP Website: Vision & Mision): “DAP remains unswerving in its commitment that Malaysia shall remain as a democratic, secular and multi-religious nation.” One may question why the leaders of the opposition parties insist on claiming Malaysia is a secular nation. The way I see it, this is their dirty tactics and ploys in order to achieve their goals; to dethrone Islam of its place in the federation and to declare Malaysia as a secular country like Singapore (see Sang Saka Malaya Controversy)

Thus saying, as long as the current Constitution stands without being change, Malaysia shall remain standing as an Islamic nation whether or not it agrees DAP, PAS or PKR.

Malaysia… a Republic Nation?


Not only the demonstrators of ‘Bersih 4.0’ disappointed many people with their illegal assembly last night causing the government to cancel the annual Merdeka countdown for safety purposes (and they claim that the Malaysian government are violent!) but they also shocked people by distributing phamplets demanding for the change of the Malaysian flag.

The new flag has a red and a white stripe, identical to the flags of two Republican countries, Indonesia and Singapore instead of the 14 stripes of our ‘Jalur Gemilang’. Of course the first question that comes up to one’s mind would be, ‘What flag is this and why is it being displayed?’

Interestingly, only weeks after last year’s Hari Merdeka, a DAP assemblyman, Manoharan Malayam wrote on his Facebook profile that Pakatan Rakyat would be coming up with a new flag design since the current flag is ‘definitely out’.

With the obvious connection between Bersih and Pakatan Rakyat, (even the 55th Merdeka Celebration logo that Pakatan Rakyat proposed after rejecting the official logo was displayed on the ‘new flags phamplet’ ), does this mean that the flags displayed is what Pakatan Rakyat has come up with to replace Jalur Gemilang if they win the election?

And since Singapore and Indonesia, the two nearest republican countries from Malaysia are using identical flags, could it be true that as ‘Agenda Daily’ puts it, ‘Are they planning to turn Malaysia into a republic nation?’.