Thursday 27 March 2008


Malaysia Oh Malaysia!

Evidence that the teaching profession in Malaysia is totally politicised and that teachers are BN Political Stooges

Under the headline, the Star reported HERE:

& see NST HERE

Not compulsory for teachers to attend Penang state functions

PENANG: No action will be taken against teachers who do not attend official functions organised by the new State Government.

National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) Penang branch Lim Ming Tzong @ Adam Alim Abdullah said teachers in Penang no longer needed to give explanation letters for failing to attend such functions.

“A senior state Education Department official told school heads at a briefing last week that attendance was not compulsory,” he said yesterday.

He added that the teachers were granted the “flexibility” since Penang was no longer under the Barisan Nasional rule.

In a related development, it is learnt that school heads who wished to invite MPs or state assemblymen for their school functions were told to obtain consent from the department.

When contacted, Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy, who heads the education portfolio, said: “It's sad to hear that the department has come out with such a directive. This shows the department does not respect the mandate of the people,” he added.

“We are here simply because we won in the general election. And we are keen to work with the federal government to solve education issues,” he said.

Penang Education Department deputy director Ibrahim Mohamad could not be reached for comment.”

So it has come out into the open, teachers are political stool pigeons of BN / UMNO, teaching could be regarded just their secondary job.

They must thus far have spent most of their time attending endless political functions and not sufficient time teaching!

The standard of education in Malaysia from Primary 1 right through to higher education is nothing to be proud of.

Hishammuddin, the keris wielding loud mouthed long serving minister of education needs to take his finger out, and make sure that real education and not political education is the goal of his ministry.

Khaled Nordin, the minister of higher education also should get his act together to enact radical changes to ensure that universities live up that name, at present they are just glorified and totally oppressive secondary schools.

Now on to the Municipal Councils in general and KL City Hall in particular


Here are some extracts of what has been reported in the Malaysian mainstream media lately:

Don’t blame KL City Hal (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur for Barisan Nasional's losses in Kuala Lumpur, mayor Datuk Ab Hakim Borhan is reported to have said.

He was responding to comments by Barisan’s Datuk Dr Lee Chong Meng, who contested and lost in the race for the Bukit Bintang seat in the recent general election.

Lee reportedly had said that the Kuala Lumpur electorate had voted against the ruling party because they were unhappy with the manner in which City Hall had handled issues.

“It would be very difficult to say that it (City Hall's manner) is the only reason for the defeat; the party has to analyse what had happened,” Hakim said, “We were only doing our job.”

He said City Hall was not planning any new projects or revamps in response to the election results, but would continue with its original plans for 2008.

Lee had attributed Barisan's failure in Kuala Lumpur to City Hall's unfriendly measures, citing the steep hike in traffic fines, harsh enforcement during the campaigning period and double standards imposed on the different parties.

He said strict enforcement of regulations against hawkers and motorists also fuelled their frustration at the government and stirred up anti-establishment feelings.

“It was not the right time for action like that. We became the scapegoats,” he added.

Lee also complained City Hall KL had practiced double standards –

It had disallowed BN to put up bunting on major roads but had not ordered the Opposition to remove theirs for fear that they would “hold press conferences”.

The photographs below are of massive vulgar ostentatious images of the ‘great mis-leaders’ PM Abdullah and DPM Najib which are still been shown in lights on the façade of the KL City Hall Tower in Jalan Raja Laut KL, are the people supposed to bow down before them?

Why is DBKL wasting taxpayers' money on this kind of 'Hero Worshipping" Bullshit?

Are the mayor and his councillors trying to gain merit by sucking up to the Leaders?



"The Leaders are the sun of the nation and mankind", or so they say in North Korea!

{There is no information on the official North Korean web site about Great Misleaders}

Lee went on the say that, a consultative council made up of Barisan's division chairmen should be formed under the FT Ministry to assist minister Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique in channelling the people's voices to the government.

With Datuk Seri Zulhasnan as the only Barisan MP in Kuala Lumpur, Barisan representatives no longer have the platform to channel the people's voices to the government.

“The council is therefore vital to gaining back the people's confidence,” he was reported to have said.

Also regarding the non-accountability of KL City Hall.

If only the rules are followed, there would not be such a mess in the nation’s capital city.

That is the question on the minds of city folks each time they see developments encroaching into green areas in their neighbourhoods.

The rules in question are the ones contained in the Kuala Lumpur Structure Plan 2020 and the Federal Territory (Planning) Act 1982.

The mess? The unlawful hillside developments taking shape in areas like Bukit Sri Persekutuan (Federal Hill), Jalan Gallagher and Bukit Tunku.

Despite having the rules, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has continued to totally disregard them by going ahead to approve ad-hoc developments in the city.

Ratepayers and residents are extremely unhappy with the way planning decisions are being made and projects approved in the city.

But what irked the city denizens most is the fact that despite being major taxpayers, they have absolutely no say in the way their city is being run.

In the case of Federal Hill, the question puzzling the residents is how an area designated as “institutional” (police reserve) has suddenly become commercial overnight?

What angers residents most is the fact that they have never been told by the local authorities concerned, in this case the DBKL, about what is happening there.

Too bloody true, but it is always a case of "Bend em like Beckham"! No wonder Malaysia is a mere shadow of the nation it really should be.

“There can be no taxation without representation,'' declared an irate member of the Joint Action Committee for Bukit Gasing (JAC).

“If you take bread from the people, you must be directly accountable to them,'' said the member, who did not wish to be named.

“The DBKL has to be accountable to us,'' he said.

Veritas numquam perit

- Truth never perishes.

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