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Opposition Gains: HK Votes Down Beijing

Felicitations from Malaysia: 恭喜 恭喜 Congratulations!

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Hong Kong’s unicameral mini-parliament the Legislative Council (LegCo) is composed of 70 seats, half delineated by geography (hence Geographical Constituencies, GC) and the other half by economic and social function (Functional Constituencies, FC).

This month’s election is the sixth since Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997. For a population of seven million, and 3.37 million registered voters, Hong Kong people are spoiled for choices, about 2 dozen political parties. Only vaguely is the division of these parties on a left-right spectrum. Instead, and much like in Taiwan, the parties are grouped into two rival camps: those wanting closer ties with Beijing (the pro-Beijing) and those wanting greater autonomy (the pan-Democrats).

Pro-Beijing have always been, even today, strongest in functional constituencies and have half the seats by geography. In combination, therefore, they have the equivalent of a two-thirds majority to change the HK constitution known as the Basic Law though this hasn’t happened so far.

In this election, the outcome proved to be different. Pan-Democrats won three extra GC seats in the election that ended yesterday, giving them 19 out of 35. Added to the eight retained at FC, their combined total of 27 is more than the 24 seats (of 70 overall) needed to deny pro-Beijing a two-thirds majority. This margin is necessary because the pan-Democrats are so splintered.

There were other new things in this election. At 58 percent or about 2.2 million votes, voter turnout is the highest of the last three elections. Numerous first time candidates, nearly all young, under age 30, are fiercely for autonomy and six of them have won seats by huge margins, as much as 70,000 votes. Among them are:

  • Nathan Law 羅冠聰, age 23, from a new party named, in English, Demosisto. He is now the youngest legislator.

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  • Leung Chung-hang 梁頌恆, 30, like Law, also ex-Umbrella Movement, party Youngspiration.

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  • Yau Wai-ching 游蕙禎, 25, graduate in Chinese language, also Youngspiration. She won on a 424-vote margin.

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Campaigning below for Wai-ching: Notice that, unlike ceramahs in Malaysia, candidates like Yau speak alone at a street corner, sometimes facing no one — not one human being. It is a lonely job, but this campaign method is cheap: a bullhorn and posters, maybe fliers, and that’s all. No free curry puffs, no chairs, no stage, nothing else.

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  • Other pan Democrats: the seasoned politicians.

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Below, the pro-Beijing camp.

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Najib and his Imam of Mecca

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In Salafist/Wahhabist Saudi Arabia, they first introduced Shia Muslims into the To-Kill List then added Jews and Christians. Who’s to do the killing on Saudi behalf? The ISIS (Daesh) and, before them, al-Qaeda. That’s half the world to kill. What about the other half?

In Malaysia, the Wahhabists at Najib Razak’s office and the motherfucker mufti of Pahang added the Chinese — the kafir harbi — to the To-Kill List and, to prove their point, had earlier brought out Ismail Sabri, Harussani Zakaria, Jamal Yunos, Tinju Ali and the Red Shirts. Then China’s Ambassador to Malaysia stepped in, telling Najib on clear terms: “We [China] will not sit by idly.

Najib’s balls froze, and they hadn’t recovered since.

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In the commentator’s clip above is the opening segment showing the Wahhabi imam of the Mecca Grand Mosque praying. What does he pray for? The clip has English subtitles.

Imagine, thus, what Jakim officials and those muftis pray for on Fridays? Promising the Califake? And they’d expect us, the Chinese, to believe that hudud has nothing to do with ‘non-Muslims’. Even Malays like Siti Kassim (below) don’t trust them. Why should the Chinese?

Hudud is Chinese business and, we, the Chinese are going to make it our business to interfere. So what, Jamil Khir? Go fuck your mother, Jamil.

The Chinese stand with true Malays, not the Califake.

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Umno Made the Chinese Rich

…and the Malaiyoos poor

Now, one graph flips everything around!

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Statistics & Rahman Dahlan Myth-Making

One bar — Perak — in the graph above, produced by Khazanah and drawn from the statistics by the Department of Statistics (DoS), so shocked and surprised Rahman Dahlan, a Najib Razak minister in charge of the Economics Planning Unit, that he promptly called into question the chart’s veracity. Consequently, he has threatened to summon Khazanah and the Perak government to sit before him to explain.

Why pick on Perak? Why is Rahman refuting Khazanah on statistics supplied by the DoS after all, then adding that the graph was both ‘unreasonable’ and ‘illogical’?

The answer has to come from Umno and from Rahman himself, he being a Sabah Malaiyoo.

For 40, 50, 60 years, it has been the Umno political trope and bell-ringer that Umno made Malaysia, Malays in particular. Concomitantly, if the Chinese got rich, and they made the Forbes’ Top 20 Richest Malaysian every year, then their wealth came from and was permitted by Umno. (One reads this reproduced endlessly in Kadir Jasin, Apanama, Petra Kamarudin, Ahirudin Attan, Helen Ang, other Najib sycophants, and countless others.)

That sort of myth-making has a throwback, a boomerang effect: If the Umno made Chinese rich, so they must have made the Malay poor. The like of Ahi and Helen Ang can’t see the argument’s flip side of course. (They are just reporters.) Nor will RPK’s still-growing up daughter Sara Petra see it as an Umno betrayal of the Malays. In the Petra household, stupidity is inherited.

Not Rahman, it seems.

Each year, as the statistical results roll in, Umno, willingly and happily, will let everyone see Kelantan, Perlis, Kedah, Pahang bunched together among the poorest lot. Suddenly and out of the blue comes Perak, almost half Chinese, and it gets next to Kelantan among the poorest — shockingly, 15 percentage points above the national mean (‘average’ is the street word).

Pause a moment here and imagine the implications, especially in this respect: According to Umno et al, the Chinese are always rich, they are a money-grubbing lot, stealing from the Malays.

The graph related to Perak flies in the face of this Umno myth-making. What could be Rahman’s response, therefore? That stupid motherfucker Malaiyoo has taken in as the truth and so deeply internalized the Umno myth that anything else, even if statistically accurate, is either ‘illogical’ and ‘unreasonable’.

Question: What is illogical about Perak? What is it to be unreasonable? To Rahman, and to almost all Malaiyoo bloggers, being reasonable and being logical have their own definitions. Truth, including any objective fact, is only for them to define, even if it is a tree or a stone.

Perak’s statistical presence next to Kelantan simply doesn’t fit their definition. It is like a square peg in the round shit hole of Umno’s myth that all Chinese are rich. In another phrasing, Rahman’s remark was being political, not statistical. Therefore, he doesn’t find it odd that Perlis is up there among the poorest so he blames instead not the statistical veracity but calls in Khazanah and the Perak government: What are you fuckers doing? You are suppose to make Malays look poor. Not the Chinese!

If Rahman were to blame the DoS, then it calls into question not just the entire graph, but every piece of statistics coming from the department. This might just mean that Malays are now, on average, actually richer than the Chinese. Imagine, again, what this does to Umno’s raison d’etre. (Rahman, of course, is just another of those third-rate minds who filled Umno and national leadership and almost all were schooled by Mara, by Umno, by New Straits Times, by Utusan especially during Mahathir’s era so that is it any wonder none of them regard 1MDB as theft but rather as ‘political funding’.)

Next thing to tackle: Is the household as a means of charting poverty or wealth flawed at all? Short answer: it is. Absolutely. Textbook macroeconomics never, never, never, never, never uses households to determine or to fix relative incomes. Why?

We won’t supply the answer. But here’s a hint: on your next trip to Kelantan or Kedah, look into and at the characteristics of a typical Malay household then compare that to any Chinese household whether in Perak or Bangsar. More hints: compare household — and family — sizes, number of children in each, and number of income-earning adults (has to be income-earning and not a 22-year-old Sara Petra loafer or a Riza Aziz Mat Rempit thief)? And also, what makes for a family and what makes a household? Is there a difference between a Malay household and a Chinese household? How many families live in a Chinese household versus a Malay?

After which, answer the question: what do those characteristics mean to and how do they translate into income? How is income per household affected by household demographics and by family demographics? (Malaiyoo bloggers, don’t bother with this test. Thinking, even at the most elementary, is too hard for you. Go eat your KFC chicken; it’s all prepared and ready.)

Those answers lead to another question: if household is a fraudulent measure of relative incomes, why do the DoS and the Government keep using it and the newspapers and Umno and Khazanah keep regurgitating it? If, at this stage, you must ask that then… this entire post has been a waste of time. Our time.

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Update. For the record…

Thank you, Old Horse

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What to do with Umno-1MDB

I am afraid of no one, I only fear Allah. …I started in Pekan and my political career will end in Pekan. — Najib Razak in Umno Pekan, 2016, Sep 3

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The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly. — Thus Spoke Zarathustra

The feelings of devotion, self-sacrifice for one’s neighbor, the whole morality of self-denial must be questioned mercilessly and taken to court…. There is too much charm and sugar in these feelings of ‘for others,’ ‘not for myself,’ for us not to need to become doubly suspicious at this point and to ask: ‘are these not perhaps seductions? — Friedrich Nietzsche

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A Place for Umno’s 36 1MDB Skulls

At Sarawak Report, Clare Brown has solved (here) one of the greatest Malaysian political puzzles of our time: What to do with the skulls of Umno after they are are dead?

Answer: Hang them on the porch of a longhouse named 1MDB. It will be Najib along with everyone else in the 36-member Umno fascist supreme council. In separate rooms will be Najib’s macai-macai, the running dogs, launderers, prepaid bloggers, 1MDB police, investigators and lawyers, 1MDB directors (you, too, Arul!), the Arabian Mohamad brothers, the towel heads of Umno and PAS, Jakim officers, and those local and foreign bankers, from AmBank and Goldman Sachs in particular.

If Adenan refuses to cooperate, we’ll build the longhouse in Putrajaya, facing the Prime Minister’s office. In time, Longhouse 1MDB shall be renamed Longhouse Umno-1MDB and turned into a museum to remind this country: What we do with the scourge of Malaysia.

Below is a suggested picture design of Longhouse Umno-1MDB. The flag is mandatory, by order of the Putrajaya/Bersatu municipal council.

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Along the porch; modern version

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Or, would you prefer this design…

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Or this.

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Suggested contraptions to hold the skulls

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The curator of this Umno skull museum shall be someone ‘neutral’, neither pro-Tun nor pro-Najib — that is, someone who has trouble distinguishing between what’s criminal and what’s legal, what’s right and wrong; someone who can’t tell the difference between theft and legitimate, self-earned; someone stupid and naive, someone like …. A?

And there’s Helen Ang. So keen is she to preserve Umno’s Heads, Helen can be the deputy curator, seated 12 hours daily at the entrance, collecting door fees, checking tickets. Old Petra Kamarudin, since he owns a dagger he took to ceramahs, is hereby named the museum sentry-guard; it’s all he can do today, that fart of an illiterate, over-rated half-Malaiyoo: ‘You look up when you wish to be exalted. And I look down because I am exalted.‘ (Nietzsche)

Of course, all are welcomed to tour the museum and see the Umno porch-skulls. Prizes for identifying who’s who: Minimum three correct answers out of 36 gets a Proton Wira with any of the number plates, 36MO1 through to 36MO36, all signed in person by Mahathir Mohamad.

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Other people are dead.

It isn’t because of 1MDB, which brings its own reasons, already well documented, for destroying Umno.

No; it is this instead: Umno’s Malaiyoo politics constructs and maintains not just a nest of thieves (in the pretense of some half-baked woman Malaiyoo, the nest is called ‘KFC-dinner-with-Umno-bigshot’), and they, like Najib, steal with impunity, but because the party turns other people non-existent. When, in Malaiyoo politics, no other peoples exist (the pendatangs) then Umno denounces an entire humanity and refutes an entire country and all that constitutes and makes for its distinctiveness.

Merdeka? It’s just another Umno event. Not true? But, who do you see most on Facebook or are most talked about?

Today, September 3, 2016, Sybil Kathigasu was born 117 years ago (Google below). She might as well not exist since in Umno and its school history books she is neither Malaiyoo nor Muslim. Who has read of her?

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Merdeka? Kiss My Umno Ass

A year ago when Mahathir Mohamad began campaigning against Najib Razak, his presumption then, he said in Kelantan recently, was that Umno could be salvaged after its Head was cut off from its body — it’s the Malaysian Anglophile Theory of the Rotten Fish Head. Now, he has entirely given up on both party and Fish Head on grounds that were not only flippant but even he seemed unconvinced. In its place, Mahathir hoped, would be a new, stronger and better Malay party.

But, if the Malays aren’t already in Umno, they are in PAS or Amanah or PKR: Malay penchant for politics is extraordinary for the material and financial benefits to be derived thereof — it’s the Malay Struggle, you see. That being so, how, if not Umno, does Mahathir propose to fill his party. And if Umno then Mahathir appears to have forgotten his presumption that all of Umno is corrupted. This has to mean its rural rank and file as well, the people who gave cause to the party’s ideal — the Malay Struggle — and who are the same ones hoisting up the like of Najib, Ismail Sabri, Salleh Keruak and so on.

Yet, to Mahathir, Umno is no longer its former glorious self. Instead, it gets more absurd by the day.

What was the Umno ideal before Najib? Isn’t today’s Umno the party Mahathir had pined after all along: powerful, domineering, fascistic, lording over half the population all because he invented the notion that Malays own Malaysia, Umno by extension because it made the country. Under Umno a Malay can do anything, even theft and murder, and stealing mobile phones from Low Yat and money from the government. The poorer the Malay, the more entitlement there is, and this include entitlement to impunity from prosecution. And that, fundamentally, is what Umno is about. Isn’t it, Old Horse?

Now that Umno has everything, apa lagi Mahathir mahu? Reform? Clean government? But all that has nothing to do with the original Malay Struggle!

In Outsyed the Box, Part 2 How Singapore Handles Extremists: Ismail Menke, Zakir Naik, Imran Hossein Banned From Singapore, Syed Akbar Ali writes:

Not only was Zakir Naik the pro salafi psycho “given” three islands in Terengganu but he was also awarded the Ma’al Hijrah Award before. Why so? The reason is very simple : the locals are bodoh. Incredibly stupid.

This sort of one-liner trope, characteristic of Akbar Ali, is also characteristic of Umno justification for its fascism and tyranny; they simply make things up, all in a whim:

Exhibit A:

This is our struggle, we should press on without stopping. When do we stop? When the New Econnomic Policy (NEP) achieves 30 percent (equity for Malays). — Razlan Rafii

Exhibit B:

This is our country, if we want to talk about the struggle for Malays, then the special privileges should not be questioned and it should be granted to Malays indefinitely. — Razlan Rafii

Exhibit C:

In Malaysia, everybody knows that Malays are the masters of this land. We rule this country as provided for in the Federal Constitution. Anyone who touches upon Malay affairs or criticises Malays is [offending] our sensitivities. — Azimi Daim, former Umno Youth information chief

All of the above so dominated Malaysian political discourse for 50 years you’d heard them spoken of or written about — the exact, same words — verbatim by Mahathir, Kadir Jasin and others when, in their hey-days, they used to talk about how glorious was Umno. Today, they whistle another tune but, are the notes the same?

Is Razlan right: This is a Malay-only country, therefore Malaysia is a Malay struggle?

Is Syed Akbar right: Malays are stupid and therefore gave away three islands to an Indian ISIS preacher?

If Malays, as Akbar Ali says, are stupid, then there is something wrong with Razlan. To Akbar, Razlan is wrong only because he is stupid and nothing else. That is, being stupid changes nothing in the standpoint that Umno, being Malay, owns Malaysia and therefore it is entitled to do anything.

Which returns us to Mahathir: what is it that Najib has done today Umno wouldn’t do, now or before? Four billion ringgit? That’s not a Malay right? Najib’s justification for embezzlement had been provided by Mahathir before even 1MDB was created: Umno is Malay Ketuanan in highest form so that anything for Umno’s cause, whether it is to defeat anti-Muslim conspirators and Jews and Chinese, it is moral.

In circles, we return to the point in that argument above: Mahathir made the Umno that it is today but blames Najib. The Umno that he sees — Najib being its personification — is what he had laid out and had hoped for. Don’t like what you see, Old Horse? Umno has too much power? But isn’t this is what you have pined after for 30, 50 years?

But, here’s the root of the root, the bud of bud: The like of Mahathir, of Syed Akbar and Razlan aren’t wrong because they are all stupid. They are stupid because it pays to be wrong on Umno’s side: at the minimum, you’d get a Petronas job if you don’t get a free KFC dinner with some Umno bigshot.

  • Zakir Naik was given three islands because he has a Muslim Malay name; Ridhuan Tee, who’s no different from Zakir, gets only a professorship. Malaysia being Malay land, the Malays can give to whoever it wants. It pays to be Malay. What the fuck is it to you, Akbar? Don’t like to who Malays give land? Or, what Malays give? It is their country isn’t it? You go back to India.
  • Harussani Zakaria is allowed to say, kill the kafir harbi because, in those words, he goes after the same Red Shirt target, Chinese, that Umno struggles against.
  • Azimi doesn’t have to get confirmation from the Constitution — because it isn’t there, anywhere — that only Malays can rule Malaysia because it pays to be Malay; Umno has the whole country to give away. What’s four billion? Or sixty?

Najib can steal with impunity because he is Malay, Umno to boot. No one within Barisan dare to question him. Isn’t this what Mahathir wants all along for Umno, for a Malay to be unquestioned in his stupidity? And isn’t Najib a Malay?

To repeat: What is it that Najib has done that Umno — in the name of Malays — hadn’t done especially in Mahathir’s days? Remember May 13? Malaysia is a Malay struggle that entails Malays to even kill Chinese. This is, ultimately, the basis of Umno’s existence. You made Umno, helped by all your fucked-up media sycophants, Kadir et al. And now you want to kill it and replace it with what?

Get this right, Old Horse: Najib can only have as much power as Umno give him and Umno has too much power because Malays, starting with you, claim they are entitled to it.

Here is Kadir, taking a swipe at Najib:

JANGAN engkau bakar rumahmu

Kerana di dalamnya

Ada pijat, nyamuk dan kutu

Again, you got it wrong, stupid boy. It should be:

JANGAN engkau bakar rumahmu

Kerana di dalamnya

Ada Malaiyoo, Malaiyoo, Malaiyoo

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‘Evidences’ on a Malay Unworthy of Respect

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How to disrespect a Malaiyoo

Dyana Sofya Daud’s reply to Razlan Rafii just won’t do; it’s so limpid. What she has actually said is nothing more than some supercilious little diatribe. It goes only to show her apologetic servility. So stop it, stop trying to placate and stop trying to tell us why Razlan Rafii is wrong. Because, in doing so, you are merely telling him how a Malay like Razlan has been accorded respect.

But, does he deserve it?

All that Razlan has merely asserted is how — instead of saying, why — the DAP, Chinese by extension, had been been disrespectful of Malays, a Malay like him in particular. But, is this what he really wants: Proof of respect? Go back now to his list of evidences, Dyana. Isn’t it true that the underlying core of that little boy’s trite isn’t about asking for respect. No; it is this instead: Why a Malay like Razlan or, by the same token, any Umno Malaiyoo, should be deserving of respect?

To which the answer is easy and requires only a matter-of-fact statement: no motherfucking Malaiyoo such as Razlan can possibly deserve courtesy, not even an iota of it. His existence, his words, and his speeches are sufficient proof as to why not. Just like Najib is undeserving, and like Ismail Sabri and Jamal Yunos and so on, a Malaiyoo like Razlan is undeserving because he is, after all, nothing more than motherfucking Razlan. He deserves only pig-shit in his face.

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The Homecoming of Fall

 

 

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