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3 Articles on Local Malaysian News, 1 Article on Indonesian Survivability/Innovation from a Spartan Landscape (among the highes rates of deforestration) : KYY’s Back and Forth (Commit to candidacy already . . . BN and PR in some districts are horrible . . . ), Abuse of Gambling Rights in Malaysia, Dr.Mahathir’s Disinfo and More Platitudes, 1 Acre Can Support 1000-4000 People If Need Be – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 4th March 2012

In 1% tricks and traps, Abuse of Power, Bad By-Laws, bad laws, better laws, Bumiputera Apartheid, collusion, colonialism, Democracy, democratisation, dhimmi, dhimmitude, domestic terrorists in the political sphere, flawed judgments, gambling, intent, intentional omissions, Invasive Laws, Law, Malaysia, media sabotage, media tricks, misrepresentation of data, misrepresentation of facts, neutral spaces, non-Muslim rights, non-Muslim Rights in a Muslim country, Orwellian, PDRM, police, politics, Property, spirit of the law, unreasonable fines, vested interest, word of the law on March 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

ARTICLE 1

Can Malaysia’s leaders emulate Myanmar’s political reform? — Koon Yew Yin – March 02, 2012

MARCH 2 — One of the leading papers in the region, The Nation, recently conducted an interview with Myanmar President Thein Sein’s chief political adviser, Ko Ko Hlaing. In that exclusive interview, Ko Ko Hlaing told the Bangkok paper that Myanmar’s political reform is “irreversible” because of the president’s strong will.

He stressed that the specific constitutional provision towards democracy, the Myanmar people’s taste of newfound freedom, and the need for the country to follow the international trend ensured that the reforms would have to proceed.

In the interview, he also gave an insider’s glimpse into the thinking and philosophy of the former strongman who ran of Myanmar for close to 20 years. According to him, Senior General Than Shwe, following his resignation as head of state in 2011, was not running the country from behind the scenes as commonly alleged and would not be making a comeback.

“As a Buddhist, you can understand the mentality of an elderly Buddhist. You should understand also the mind of an old soldier — which is always the desire to accomplish his mission. After the mission is accomplished, he can take a rest.

“[Than Shwe] had undertaken the responsibilities of the state for a long time, and there were many hardships, pressures and difficulties… He also laid down the conditions of democratic reform — the seven-step roadmap. He is now enjoying his retirement with his grandchildren.”

What was also striking to me was the way that Ko Ko Hlaing responded to the question of whether the military strongman was afraid to be taken to trial by a civilian government.

Ko Ko Hlaing said: “This is a Buddhist country. Forgiveness is our principle. Also, Aung San Suu Kyi and the other opposition leaders, young and old, have talked about forgiving and forgetting the past, and trying to do the best for the nation.”

It may be necessary for me to explain why I am focusing on the subject of Myanmar’s political reform road map. In a few weeks, on April 1, my own road map for Malaysia contained in my book “Malaysia: Road Map for Achieving Vision 2020” will be launched in Ipoh. The book details can be viewed at the publisher’s website shortly.

At the time that I wrote my book I did not refer to it as the Myanmar reform process was still evolving. I also did not understand the situation in Myanmar as I was an outsider with little contact with its system of government.

During the last few months, that situation has changed dramatically for me. Arising from several visits to the country and my involvement in a development-cum-philanthropic undertaking I am pursuing there, I have been in personal contact with some of Myanmar’s top leaders and have been impressed by the remarkable progress of their political reform process compared with Malaysia’s.

Now that I also have the benefit of this remarkable interview to draw upon in addition to my own personal experience in interacting with Myanmar’s leaders, I would encourage all Malaysians, especially our political leaders, including Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister Najib Razak and the opposition leaders to read carefully the interview and distil from it the lessons that are necessary for our own political reform process to have any chance of success.

To sum up, some of the lessons from Myanmar for us to follow are:

– Reform must come from both a top-down as well as a bottom-up process.

– Old leaders should give up trying to retain power or maintain influence after leaving office.

– The ruling party must abide by and not undermine the constitutional provisions to a democracy

– Media freedom and the end to censorship need to be placed in the forefront of the political reform agenda.

– Lastly and most importantly, the nation’s interests should come ahead of individual or group interest.

In Buddhist philosophy, the feeling of a separate “I” which we call ego consciousness is directly related to the strength of ignorance, greed, and hatred.

The deepest meaning of ignorance is the believing in, identifying with and clinging to the ego, which is nothing but an illusionary mental phenomenon. But because of this strong clinging to ego-consciousness, attachment/desire, anger/hatred arise and repeatedly gain strength.

This ego and self-interest manifested in the material greed and weakness of leaders needs to be conquered if our country is to survive well.

* Koon Yew Yin reads The Malaysian Insider.

* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication. The Malaysian Insider does not endorse the view unless specified.

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Who is a leader?!? WHO DARES CLAIM LEADERSHIP OVER ANOTHER FELLOW CITIZEN?!? The ‘leader-follower’ era is over, especially for term limitless family bloc types. Equal citizens only, especially more so between races. I say, 2 TERMS only. There are no leaders. There are only administrators, who will ensure the wishes of *as many citizens as humanly possible* get what they want in a manner that does not harm any other citizen. Laws, constitution, the UNHCR, nominally religions, Zones, dristricst etc.. can be employed to ensure this.

KYY said “Lastly and most importantly, the nation’s interests should come ahead of individual or group interest.

‘Humanly possible’ when viewed in a proposed separate district paradigm (where all preferred items of a group can be included), also including ‘all inclusive’ neutral (for everyone) district areas where all clashing items are dropped for harmony (less expression but neutral space), ANY GROUP or INDIVIDUAL INTERESTS, can be esconced in any specialised district in ANY nation.

Frankly in a single multistorey builing alone this is already even possible, i.e. grd flr NEUTRAL, flr 1 halal, flr 2 haram, flr 3 atheist, flr 4 satanist, flr 5 organics drugs, flr 6 RLD for ALL races, flr 7 RLD for specific race 1, flr 8 RLD fir specific eace 2 etc. etc.. they don’t even see each other and separate lifts could even be installed . . . to be even more separate, keep the floor between types of floors EMPTY as well), see how zoning specialised districts can even be done in a single building? Now . . . KYY’s **the nation’s interests** as reads here, hopefully is not an Orwellian/Authoritarian streak KYY is displaying.

When are you standing as a candidate for the below 3 items KYY? Or is that one Y too many . . . no harm running when you can afford it Koon (not the Koh Tsu type . . . ). Sigh, all these old folks sure as hell talk and talk (yeah you KYY!) authoritatively or otherwise hang on to the people’s mandate like hell (term limitless hell), but don’t act or use that  mandate when needed and gtfo of the way for the next generation . . . people? Know which MPs to kick out yet? Nepotists, plutocrats, term limitless supremos . . . Though we are full of hope for KYY to be among the best indies in 3rd Force IF KYY doesn’t turn out to be a KY only. Run for candidacy or fund proxies KYY, otherwise end up as ‘KY’ as Ambiga who leads a Bersih 2.0 for the limelight but refuses to run for election when already aware that so few 3rd Force candidates are available . . .

Missing one Y in KYY will result in KY . . . no authoritarians and Orwellians - they belong where the sun don't shine.

ARTICLE 2

20 gamblers arrested at mini casino – 03 March 2012

SHAH ALAM: Operating behind a facade of a palm oil association in Taman Selatan, Klang, police raided a week-old mini casino on Thursday night and arrested 20 gamblers.
Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah showing the gambling paraphernalia and cash seized at a mini casino in Taman Selatan, Klang, on Thursday.

They seized RM103,261 and a cheque for RM56,000 in the raid. They also confiscated various gambling paraphernalia, including chips, calculators and dice.

Selangor police chief Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said the 19 punters and one operator had pleaded guilty at the Klang magistrate’s court yesterday and were fined RM1,000 each.

Following a tip-off on gaming activities in the area, state Anti-Vice, Gaming and Secret Society Division head Deputy Superintendent Izwan Abdul Karim led a team and raided the shophouse in Jalan Rengas at 7pm.

When the team entered the premises, they found 20 people in a gambling frenzy, betting thousands of ringgit on each round. The punters were later found to be rich businessmen and traders.

The gamblers, aged between 39 and 59, were believed to have regularly frequented the mini casino since it started operations about a week ago. They were taken back to the state police headquarters to have their statements recorded.

The 20 were charged under Section 6(1) of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1953 at the Klang magistrate’s court.

All of them paid the fine.

This was a second mini casino busted by Selangor police this year. Two weeks ago, 15 punters and an operator were arrested in Tanjung Karang.

In that raid, police seized RM24,000 and various gambling paraphernalia as well. (Pic below : Persecution of minority right to gamble / refusal to license outlets among other things . . . )

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The aggrieved/accused Association must file a UN report citing illegal implementation of inapplicable laws in Malaysia, (alongside demands for the repatriation of fines paid, and appropriate compensation to the gamblers for exemplary damages etc..), unsuitable for non-Muslim citizens in a clearly no-Muslims allowed premises. This should start a precendent case that would easily propel any lawyer who takes on this critical issue as a Human Rights for non-Muslims in Malaysia, and Malaysian Constitutional Law expert. As there were no Muslims in the premises, and by the fact that laws on Gaming as currently stands are illegal (being discriminatory towards adult persons who are non-Muslims), and contrary to the UNHCR for non-Muslims.

The charges need to be overturned and Gaming laws amended. Also international required updates on local Malaysian laws (much like section 377B which applies only to non-Muslims tramples on the LGBT community right to sexual association) are also likely illegal in itself and could result in withdrawal of educational qualifications as well as blackballing of the the AG and Law Minister for refusing to do their job, which is to review and amend outdated or abusive laws.

If the above amendments are not done in reasonable timeframe and the case is not struck from the register with appropriate rreparations, the Law Minister and AG could be called up in a UN Tribunal, citing Human Rights Abuses in selective persecution of minorities, discrimination against non-Muslim gaming rights, as well as dereliction of Law Minister and AG’s duty to rights of local minority citizens, in this case to access a gambling venue which is not located at unreasonable distances from local city centres (there do exist gambling facilities but these are too far away to travel to reasonably, also the licensing has been selective and closed tender based, another actionable case in laws that affect minorities).

These charges being brought up are ILLEGAL as well. If the AG and Law Minister refuse to amend the laws as per Article 18 of the UNHCR, a display of vexatious refusal to update laws relevant to minority citizens, making a lawsuit is possible against the already unvotable BN Malaysian Federal Government. Malaysia needs to comply with the UNHCR otherwise the UN has a right to remove Malaysia as a signatory to the Human Rights Charter. The Selangor Miunicipality, or State Legislature, has no case against this gambling centre but has instead exposed their own wrong doing or lack of action to legalize appropriately and in an open and transparent manner.

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS Article 10

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

ARTICLE 3

Malaysia (only) has appearance of developed nation – 03 March 2012 | Last updated at 10:22PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has assumed the appearance of a developed country and the vision for its development was enunciated, stage by stage, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said, although the Malaysian vision might not be suitable for all countries, there were elements which might be adopted by all who wished to become developed nations.

“I believe that one of the reasons for the uprising against governments in the Arab countries is the failure of the governments to look after the needs of the people,” he said in his speech titled, ‘Vision in the Development of a Nation’, at the OIC member countries 3rd Think Tank Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan today.

He said the greatest need was for jobs, for getting a steady income to support a decent life, and agriculture did not create enough jobs, but industry.

“One hectare of land for agriculture may support one person but it can house a factory of 500 workers.

“That was why Malaysia opted for labour intensive industries once land was no longer available for cultivation,” he said.

Dr Mahathir said a country was not considered developed simply because per capita income was high and most of the oil producing countries were not considered to be developed.

He explained, a developed country must have a good infrastructure, an educated and well-trained work force, a large middle class and good technological and industrial capacities.

He said the quality of the work must improve all the time and be aimed at achievements of world standards as befitting a developed country.

However, Dr Mahathir said, for a poor country, the development process would take time and the vision must be within the capacity of the country at any particular period.

He said the role of a leader was crucial to the success of a vision because without his passion and drive, even though the country had the means and potential to grow, it would not grow.

The former prime minister also pointed out, having a vision for development was essential but there must also be adequate knowledge of how it needed to be implemented for the country to be developed.

Citing China as an example, he said, Mao Tse Tung’s successor, Deng Xiao Peng, although a communist was a pragmatist and wanted China to develop, making the country what it is today — the second biggest economy in the world — as compared to 20 years ago when it was a Third World country.

“Clearly, the leader of a nation plays a very crucial role in the country’s development. His decision, as to how the country should be developed, is of critical importance.

“He must have passion for it. He must personally direct the implementation of his vision. He must also be well qualified in terms of knowledge in administration, in policies to follow, in finance and commerce. He must know something about the process of development which he has decided upon,” said Dr Mahathir.

He also said the leader needed to go on the ground, to oversee work being done, to overcome obstacles and constraints and to make sure the project was properly implemented as visits by the head of government at the site of construction motivated implementers at all levels.

“His ministers must also be hands-on. Like him, they must visit and hear briefings on the progress made in the implementation of the projects.” – Bernama

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By the above inaccurate fact regarding land use, Dr.Mahathir is perhaps in league with anti-land ownership, even depopulation agenda groups has chosen to spread ‘disinfo data’. One hectare of land SUPPORTS FAR MORE THAN 1 MAN. The figures given here are extremely inefficient and probably include kickbacks or what not, and completely ignore the 70% ocean EEZ a country bordered by ocean, can also contribute food source and pelagic living space as well. Earth’s liveable ground area of 148.93 million km2 can support 30 billion if re-distributed equally ‘as is’, because of the following facts sourced from various sites on crop yields an average fertility 0.4 hectare or 1 acre produces :

15kg(saffron)
50kg(venison/cardamon)
100kg(honey/cinnamon/pepper)
200kg(beef/cocoa/soy)
600kg(mutton/lamb/nutmeg/chilli)
600kg(wheat)
1000kg(vanilla)
1500kg(fish/fowl)
3000kg(rice/corn)
5000-10,000(various fruits)
10,000(rye)
25,000kg(potatoes/some nuts)

;of produce yearly for high density farming methods, low density figures are less than the above. Each person eats 300-500kg of a variety of food per year. 0.4 hectare (1 acre) can in fact support from 4-40 people depending on production density, or the quality of food required.

Don’t expect anyone to be able to eat 1 solid kg of meat every day either (not counting ongoing dairy produce – a single sheep/goat produces up to 2 litres daily, a cow produces up to 15 litres daily – or 1.5 kilos of cheese daily PER animal.)

When again considered against MULTI STOREY farming with massive ‘Planter Boxes’ of 1 acre per 5 storey high floor with a depth of 20 metres each, the upper limit of population can in fact reach 300 billion . . . see below Article 4 for how wrong it is to say that an acre of land can only support 1 person . . .

ARTICLE 4

Indonesia’s ‘tree of life’

http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/life/indonesia-tree-1000-uses-419913

How an island community uses a single tree to do almost everything, from feeding their babies to making coffins – by Andrew Marshall 5 March, 2012

The lontar palm — or “tree of life” — is crucial for the people of Roti island in southern Indonesia, who use it for food, shelter and an array of everyday products.

Rotinese-The lontar palm- sugar plants

When you hear “tree of life” you may think of that strange Brad Pitt film that thankfully did not win an Oscar this year.

But for Alexander Haninuna of Indonesia’s Roti island, the juice from what he knows as the tree of life was his first meal. When he dies, he’ll be buried in a coffin made from the wood of the same tree.

All through his life he’ll be indebted to the lontar palm that grows in his backyard for everyday products such as mats, water containers, trays for winnowing rice, fans, umbrellas, belts, knife-sheaths, thatch, cigarette papers and even bags for transporting chickens to market.

Haninuna, 50, lives on Roti, the southernmost island of the Indonesian archipelago and home to thousands of lontar palms, one of the planet’s most efficient sugar-producing trees.

Roti has suffered from surface erosion for many years, and in a great example of ecological efficiency the Rotinese have learned to utilize the tens of thousands of hardy lontar palms that are one of the few plants to flourish here.

Climbing and tapping the lontar is strictly a male activity. Boys begin by practicing on shorter palms — the trees can eventually grow to 30 meters — at an early age.

From the age of 15 if they climb and work hard, boys can win the respect of their family and community, and in particular the adoration of the opposite sex.

The treasured juice from the palm is called tuak manis, and forms a staple for the Rotinese, especially when other foods are unavailable.

Two or three trees are enough to support a family — each tree can yield 200-400 liters of juice each year for up to 35 years.

Like most Rotinese men, Haninuna is an expert climber and has been scampering up and down these trees since he was a teenager.

Because of the lontar, Roti and nearby Savu are the only islands in eastern Nusa Tenggara that do not experience lapar biasa — the annual food shortage.

1,000 uses and counting

The leaves of the lontar palm are also used to make ceremonial hats. Tuak manis is the first nutrition that a newborn Rotinese baby receives, even before its mother’s milk. And when a Rotinese dies, he or she is buried in a coffin made from the hollowed-out trunk of the palm.

Tuak manis can also be cooked to produce gula lempeng — delicious biscuits of set brown sugar.

The leaves are never wasted. Houses are re-roofed every four to five years, and the old thatch is burnt in the garden to fertilize it.

The lontar is also used to make hats called tilangga for different occasions, ranging from everyday use to celebrations.

The lontar leaf also provides the Rotinese with a unique musical instrument called the sasando; the leaf is fashioned into a hemispherical sounding board into which a copper-stringed bamboo tube is inserted, producing a harp-like sound when plucked.

When the “tree of life” finally becomes old and unproductive, the trunk, which is stronger than coconut, can be shaped into house beams, posts and rafters or hollowed out for coffins or pig-feeding troughs.

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Consider the above as well : As two or three Indonesian lontar palms are enough to support a family (throw in a coconut tree for variety and cool looking 100% organic drinks) – each tree can yield 200-400 liters of juice each year for up to 35 years.’ Now a single acre of land at high density could plant up to a 1000 trees which means that a single acre of land planted entirely with Lontar Palms could actually support 500 families (1000 to 4000 persons), this is not considering low fruit bearing shrubs and small livestock at low density (larger species of rat which could be free range, quail, chickens, cats, dogs, even goats bred for meat etc..). How could anyone say 1 acre can only support 1 person?!? And we thought Malays and Indians were agrarian types, look at article 3’s disinfo claptrap !

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Grievances of the Temiar tribe must be addressed – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – Feb 23, 2012 @ 8:01

In Allodial, Informed Consent, Invasive Laws, Malaysia, misplaced adoration, non-Muslim rights, non-Muslim Rights in a Muslim country, orang asli, Property, spirit of the law on February 23, 2012 at 8:01 am

Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah of Kelantan state in Malaysia, do you know what is going on in your constituency? What is your view on this?

Good work on keeping eyes and ears open Bar Council. Now how about taking on APARTHEID in law and constitution . . .

3 Articles on MRT in Malaysia and abuse of Eminent Domain Powers – posted by @AgreeToDisagree – late February 2012

In 3rd Force, Abuse of Power, Allodial, Eminent Domain, Equality, Ethics, Informed Consent, Invasive Laws, Malaysia, Property, social freedoms on January 28, 2012 at 9:42 am

ARTICLE 1

Prasarana shortlists 28 companies for MRT project – by Malaysia Chronicle – 11 August 2011

KUALA LUMPUR – Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana) has shortlisted 28 individual and joint venture (JV) companies that are eligible to bid for various elevated civil works, stations and depot packages under the multi-billion ringgit My Rapid Transit (MRT) infrastructure project. Prasarana in a statement today said the tenders comprising works packages for elevated civil works (eight packages), stations (eight packages) and depots (two packages) would be called in stages, beginning next month until December 2012. “The tender for the first stage, which involves two civil works packages will be issued early next month,” said Prasarana group managing director, Shahril Mokhtar. He said the two packages are a 5.4 km stretch from Taman Bukit Ria to Plaza Phoenix in Cheras and the other covering a 5.2km stretch from Taman Suntex to Bandar Tun Hussein Onn. Shahril said the 18 works packages were divided into two categories — open and Bumiputera — and applicants were evaluated based on several aspects, including financial capabilities, track record, experiences and health and environment practices.

For the JV submissions, he said technical and financial evaluations were carried out on the individual companies, with the total score of their technical and financial points combined based on their equity percentage. He said the 28 shortlisted companies were chosen from among 195 who submitted applications, following two public advertisements. Among the companies shortlisted for all three type of packages (elevated civil works, stations and depots) in the open category are Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd, Muhibbah Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd, IJM Construction Sdn Bhd, Gadang Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd and Loh & Loh Construction Sdn Bhd, he added. Meanwhile, in the Bumiputera category, Naim Engineering Sdn Bhd, Trans Resources Corporation Sdn Bhd, TSR Bina Sdn Bhd, Ahmad Zaki Sdn Bhd, HRA Teguh Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Muhibah Perniagaan & Pembinaan Sdn Bhd were shortlisted for all three type of packages. Tenders for the other works packages will be announced in due course.

Considered the country’s biggest infrastructure project as part of the Greater Klang Valley Master Plan, the MRT will provide the backbone service to the existing public transportation system, and be integrated with the existing LRT, KL Monorail and KTM services. Cutting through the city centre from Sungai Buloh to Kajang, the new MRT will run for approximately 51 km. This includes 9.5 km through underground tunnels and be serviced by 27 elevated stations, seven stations underground and depots at Sungai Buloh and Kajang. – Bernama

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I believe that there is enough space for ALL 28 companies to be included in building of the 27 stations and adjoining tracks. Who says a single or a handful of companies must take the entire contract? That way the fastest and most efficient and ‘least damaged section of tract after a few years’ company can be gauged or penalized. Share building plan costs then build cooperatively. Share the wealth via fair distribution of contracts or just admit you are not fair minded enough to be a good government. Meanwhile remember to vote for MPs who will ensure : 1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism 2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy. 3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution. Vote only for Joe Publics who are worth no more than 200K and able to pledge the items in the questionairre below as well : http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1914864390044&set=o.318515515322&type=1&theater

Learn  these 2 terms EMINENT DOMAIN and ALLODIAL and vote only for MPs who will abolish the first and implement the second. Otherwise run for candidacy on the issues of these 2 terms. Will be a sure winner!

 

ARTICLE 2

For development’s sake, Jalan Sultan shops must go, says Prasarana – by Yow Hong Chieh – 11th August 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — Sacrifices must be made in the name of development, the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT) project owner told Jalan Sultan landowners whose properties will be acquired to allow for underground tunnelling works. Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (SPNB) project development director Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff said today it was necessary to tunnel underneath Jalan Sultan as it represented the optimum alignment between the fixed points of KL Sentral and Permodalan Nasional Bhd’s (PNB) Merdeka development. A section of those who turned up for the Prasarana briefing on August 11, 2011. — Picture by Jack Ooi “We understand this place has been there for more than 100 years but I think all of us must realise that there must be sacrifices for development,” he told some 30 landowners at a briefing here today. “It’s not that we want to purposely acquire your land. The alignment has to go somewhere. This is for the rakyat.”

Zulkifli pointed out that Kampung Baru land had been similarly acquired for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and other areas along the proposed Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) KVMRT line will also face compulsory acquisition. “Jalan Sultan is not the only place. We have land in Kajang, land in Kota Damansara. Everyone is affected,” he said. He was responding to Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun, who expressed concern over the “great impact” acquisition and demolishment of part of the historic Chinatown enclave will have on the nation’s cultural heritage and tourism. Zulkifli stressed that unless the KVMRT optimised ridership by linking key fixed points that coincided with existing transport infrastructure, commercial areas and future developments, traffic congestion in Kuala Lumpur would continue worsen. “We don’t want Kuala Lumpur to be like Bangkok or Jakarta where the roads are like a parking lot [and] your car doesn’t move,” he said. The SBK line will cover a distance of 51km, of which 9.5km will be underground. Seven of the 31 stations will also be underground, including one under the existing Klang Bus Stand near Chinatown. SPNB has to acquire the land above the stations and tunnel before any subsurface work can begin as section 44 of the National Land Code 1965 states that property owners not only have the right to the plot itself but also the air above and ground below.

Zulkifli also revealed today that SPNB had spent “three to four months” in talks with the Attorney-General’s Chambers to see if it was possible to tunnel underneath existing properties without having to acquire them but was told it could not be done. “We had months of discussion with the Attorney-General’s Chambers on how we can have the tunnel underneath and the buildings remain… but under the current law, there is no such provision,” he said, adding that similar talks were held when planning the LRT. This prompted Fong to pledge he would table a motion in Parliament to amend the National Land Code to allow underground construction without the need for surface acquisition, to claps from those present. The Land Office will hold hearings with Jalan Sultan landowners starting August 15 to decide on the compensation to be paid to each. Owners may appeal the quantum by obtaining their own valuations.

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We will sacrifice the MP or the political coalition instead. Recall the below :

General Overview on Malaysian Politics – circa late April 2011 (Original)

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=318515515322&topic=17369

What the people want the people must get. This is a subtle show of power. It is not inconceivable that the line can be bulit in another manner.

ARTICLE 3

11 Government Reserve Land To Be Developed Nationwide – Malay Mirror – 16 July 2011
KUALA LUMPUR — Government reserve land at 11 locations nationwide will be developed through a collaboration between the Defence Ministry and Greencity Development Sdn.Bhd (GCDSB). An agreement to that effect was signed today by Deputy Defence Minister, Dr.Abdul Latiff Ahmad, on behalf of the Defence Ministry, and GCDSB, which was represented by its chief executive officer, Mohamad Khairuddin Taha. Speaking to reporters later, Abdul Latiff said that under the agreement, the land, covering 30 hectares, would be leased to the company for 30 years for development, including for building of petrol stations, integrated vehicle service centres and other automobile-related activities. “This is a good collaboration to avoid the land from being left idle and will also provide the government with RM7 million in revenue a year for 30 years,” he added. Abdul Latiff said implementation of the projects would also provide employment opportunities for army retirees. “We will ensure 35 per cent of the jobs that will created from these projects will be given to army retirees,” he added. (Bernama) [[[ *** RESPONSE *** ]]] Who owns Green City? 30% Bumi of nation = 30% 30% army(uniformed would be better?) within of 30% Bumi = 9% 30% of female 30% army(uniformed would be better?) within of 30% Bumi = 3% Total = 42% NON ORDINARY Malays, not including rest of country as well. How can this be fair? Muslim Malay voters, better end this system of patronage and favouring of civili servants. Not only are they supported lavishly by government, now they will be further favoured? How about raising salaries instead of doing something with this GLC which would likely by another full 30% (pocketed ‘commission’) OVER this 42% that does not include ordinary Muslim Malays. I don’t think the honest among the army or uniformed would even want to be involved in this.

Try the below too from oathkeepers USA you uniformed guys :

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.
2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people
3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to military tribunal.
4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state.
5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.
6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.
7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.
8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control.”
9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.
10.We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances. Love the Rakyat and challenge anything corrupt about to be fostered via Green City.

You are military men, dealers of death to invaders (army) and protectors of citizens (police), and NOT thieves stealing from the Rakyat by colluding with anyone. PAS ready to formalize the figures and breakdowns on this raiding of reserve lands already disenfranchising the minorities? Consider the sin of Asabiya then think about Reserve land and the below 3 items :

1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism
2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.
3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.

The Rakyat of all races would absolutely love a ex-police or ex-army who will run on the above 3 items. Any ex-uniformed personnel who endorses the above 3 items could very well have a shot at PM, the regular politicians are too rich and involved in GLCs for their own and the Rakyat’s good. Just plutocrats, nepotists and racists, the dross of humanity as opposed to honourably discharged Muslim ex-army who denounce corruption via collusion against the Rakyat and the sin of Asabiya.

Hegelian Dialectic – by @Silver Shield – 3rd April 2011

In Abuse of Power, Democracy, Equality, Ethics, hegelian dialectic, Informed Consent, Invasive Laws, Justice, Law, Media Neutrality, Plutocracy, Property, social freedoms, Socialism, Wealth distribution on January 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm
“When you are aware, you can prepare.” Sons of Liberty Academy One of the most important weapons the Elite use to enslave humanity is the Hegelian Dialectic. The Hegelian Dialectic is a framework to guide our thoughts and actions to a predetermined solution. Understanding how the Elite manipulate us into their clutches is vital if we are going to be free. When you are aware of how the Elite use this Dialectic to steer societies, you have a pretty powerful tool in staying ahead of not only them but the crowd also. The Hegelian Dialectic is designed to get us into a frenzied defense or offense of a particular idea or thesis. The natural outgrowth of the original idea is the opposite idea or anti-thesis, which will breed it’s own defense and offense. The predetermined answer of the Elite will be the synthesis of both sides of the conflict. In America, the most familiar Hegelian Dialectic is the Republican and Democratic parties. On the right we have the Corporatist, Fascist, Republicans that are pro debt, pro war and pro corporation. On the left, we have the Socialist, Communist, Democrats that are pro tax, pro social issues and pro labor. Both of these two fight back and forth every year in a contrived scripted drama known as Washington politics. The synthesis, of these two seemingly opposite ideas, is this middle of the road “lesser of two evils” mess we have now. When you see that the Elite are collectivists that seek to destroy individuality and freedom, the picture is easier to see. The proper scale is not this false left right paradigm, it is total government power or total freedom. If you are a freedom lover, it does not matter if your government is Fascist or Socialist, you lose. The synthesis of these two is that we get more power and money taken from us to fund every special interest in the world.
You want funding for a trillion dollar a year war? Sure, just support a trillion dollar prescription drug plan. You want unemployment extended? Sure, just support a tax cut for the rich. There are thousands of examples of these trade offs but they are not really trade offs at all. They are ALL against freedom. The use taxes, regulations, and force to take from one group to give it to another. This gets us all into our little camps to fight in their controlled paradigm. We fight for or against all sorts of ideas like mortgage deductions or minimum wage that just end up slitting all of our throats because we are stealing from each other. This only serves the Elite that derives power and profits off of this sick system. When the Elite want to move something fast they create a Problem-Reaction-Solution scenario. The Elite over and over again create problems, they wait for it to create the inevitable mess, and then walk in with a predetermined answer. Almost anything that happens in a crisis, follows this same pattern. Take for example the 2008 financial crisis. The Elite took away a lot of the regulations that were enacted during the Great Depression to regulate banks. They lowered the lending rates, sparking a boom. Created all of these exotic/fraudulent funding vehicles.
Made billions on the way up, knowing all along that this was going to blow up. They waited for the music to stop and for America and Congress to panic. They then had the balls to walk into Congress with a $700 Billion dollar ransom note and said sign it or there was going to be martial law in America. This financial coup d’etat was a carefully planned and executed operation by the Elite. All of the right pieces were in place to pull off this heist in less than a week. If you think this is amazing, wait until they finally knock the legs out of the dollar. There is always a ‘freedom choice’ in any of these Hegelian Dialectics that the Elite don’t even want us to consider. That is the kind of “out of the box thinking” that threatens their paradigm of power. Instead of the Fascist or Socialist false choice, you can choose the Constitutional choice that limits the power of the centralized Elite. The collectivists want to abolish property rights and the American Revolution and Constitution are about protecting property rights. The Elite will never give you that choice, because it does not serve their interests. If you want your freedom you are going to have to fight for it. You need to start by freeing you mind in the Sons Of Liberty Academy. The best and easiest way to protect your property rights is to sell any asset that can be taxed, regulated, zoned, or inflated away and buy precious metals that have no counter party risk. Read the Silver Bullet and the Silver Shield.
***Reader Commentary :
James Woroble Jr April 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm Which are your own opinion & which have been “planted” in your brain? Watch this and be shocked at how many of “your” personal opinions have been planted in your brain by “Public Relations” experts (58 min) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6718420906413643126# – Edward Bernays, nephew of Sigmund Freud, invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud’s ideas and apply them to manipulating the masses. Bernays showed American corporations how they could make people want things they didn’t need by systematically linking mass-produced goods to their unconscious desires. Bernays was one of the main architects of the modern techniques of mass-consumer persuasion, using every trick in the book, from celebrity endorsement and outrageous PR stunts, to eroticising the motorcar.

The moral decay of our society is as bad at the top as the bottom – by Peter Oborne – 11th August 2011

In Abuse of Power, Democracy, England, Invasive Laws, Maximum Wage, Plutocracy, Property, Socialism, Wealth distribution on January 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and the entire British political class came together yesterday to denounce the rioters. They were of course right to say that the actions of these looters, arsonists and muggers were abhorrent and criminal, and that the police should be given more support. But there was also something very phony and hypocritical about all the shock and outrage expressed in parliament. MPs spoke about the week’s dreadful events as if they were nothing to do with them. I cannot accept that this is the case. Indeed, I believe that the criminality in our streets cannot be dissociated from the moral disintegration in the highest ranks of modern British society. The last two decades have seen a terrifying decline in standards among the British governing elite. It has become acceptable for our politicians to lie and to cheat. An almost universal culture of selfishness and greed has grown up. It is not just the feral youth of Tottenham who have forgotten they have duties as well as rights. So have the feral rich of Chelsea and Kensington. A few years ago, my wife and I went to a dinner party in a large house in west London. A security guard prowled along the street outside, and there was much talk of the “north-south divide”, which I took literally for a while until I realised that my hosts were facetiously referring to the difference between those who lived north and south of Kensington High Street. Most of the people in this very expensive street were every bit as deracinated and cut off from the rest of Britain as the young, unemployed men and women who have caused such terrible damage over the last few days.
For them, the repellent Financial Times magazine How to Spend It is a bible. I’d guess that few of them bother to pay British tax if they can avoid it, and that fewer still feel the sense of obligation to society that only a few decades ago came naturally to the wealthy and better off. Yet we celebrate people who live empty lives like this. A few weeks ago, I noticed an item in a newspaper saying that the business tycoon Sir Richard Branson was thinking of moving his headquarters to Switzerland. This move was represented as a potential blow to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, because it meant less tax revenue. I couldn’t help thinking that in a sane and decent world such a move would be a blow to Sir Richard, not the Chancellor. People would note that a prominent and wealthy businessman was avoiding British tax and think less of him. Instead, he has a knighthood and is widely feted. The same is true of the brilliant retailer Sir Philip Green. Sir Philip’s businesses could never survive but for Britain’s famous social and political stability, our transport system to shift his goods and our schools to educate his workers. Yet Sir Philip, who a few years ago sent an extraordinary £1 billion dividend offshore, seems to have little intention of paying for much of this. Why does nobody get angry or hold him culpable? I know that he employs expensive tax lawyers and that everything he does is legal, but he surely faces ethical and moral questions just as much as does a young thug who breaks into one of Sir Philip’s shops and steals from it? Our politicians – standing sanctimoniously on their hind legs in the Commons yesterday – are just as bad. They have shown themselves prepared to ignore common decency and, in some cases, to break the law. David Cameron is happy to have some of the worst offenders in his Cabinet. Take the example of Francis Maude, who is charged with tackling public sector waste – which trade unions say is a euphemism for waging war on low-paid workers. Yet Mr Maude made tens of thousands of pounds by breaching the spirit, though not the law, surrounding MPs’ allowances.
A great deal has been made over the past few days of the greed of the rioters for consumer goods, not least by Rotherham MP Denis MacShane who accurately remarked, “What the looters wanted was for a few minutes to enter the world of Sloane Street consumption.” This from a man who notoriously claimed £5,900 for eight laptops. Of course, as an MP he obtained these laptops legally through his expenses. Yesterday, the veteran Labour MP Gerald Kaufman asked the Prime Minister to consider how these rioters can be “reclaimed” by society. Yes, this is indeed the same Gerald Kaufman who submitted a claim for three months’ expenses totalling £14,301.60, which included £8,865 for a Bang & Olufsen television. Or take the Salford MP Hazel Blears, who has been loudly calling for draconian action against the looters. I find it very hard to make any kind of ethical distinction between Blears’s expense cheating and tax avoidance, and the straight robbery carried out by the looters. The Prime Minister showed no sign that he understood that something stank about yesterday’s Commons debate. He spoke of morality, but only as something which applies to the very poor: “We will restore a stronger sense of morality and responsibility – in every town, in every street and in every estate.” He appeared not to grasp that this should apply to the rich and powerful as well. The tragic truth is that Mr Cameron is himself guilty of failing this test. It is scarcely six weeks since he jauntily turned up at the News International summer party, even though the media group was at the time subject to not one but two police investigations. Even more notoriously, he awarded a senior Downing Street job to the former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, even though he knew at the time that Coulson had resigned after criminal acts were committed under his editorship. The Prime Minister excused his wretched judgment by proclaiming that “everybody deserves a second chance”. It was very telling yesterday that he did not talk of second chances as he pledged exemplary punishment for the rioters and looters. These double standards from Downing Street are symptomatic of widespread double standards at the very top of our society. It should be stressed that most people (including, I know, Telegraph readers) continue to believe in honesty, decency, hard work, and putting back into society at least as much as they take out. But there are those who do not. Certainly, the so-called feral youth seem oblivious to decency and morality. But so are the venal rich and powerful – too many of our bankers, footballers, wealthy businessmen and politicians. Of course, most of them are smart and wealthy enough to make sure that they obey the law. That cannot be said of the sad young men and women, without hope or aspiration, who have caused such mayhem and chaos over the past few days. But the rioters have this defence: they are just following the example set by senior and respected figures in society. Let’s bear in mind that many of the youths in our inner cities have never been trained in decent values. All they have ever known is barbarism. Our politicians and bankers, in sharp contrast, tend to have been to good schools and universities and to have been given every opportunity in life. Something has gone horribly wrong in Britain. If we are ever to confront the problems which have been exposed in the past week, it is essential to bear in mind that they do not only exist in inner-city housing estates. The culture of greed and impunity we are witnessing on our TV screens stretches right up into corporate boardrooms and the Cabinet. It embraces the police and large parts of our media. It is not just its damaged youth, but Britain itself that needs a moral reformation. Peter Oborne is the Daily Telegraph’s chief political commentator.
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Make sure the material aspects are covered – this was done in one of the best welfare states though selective assignments have tainted it English welfare severely. Maybe there were insufficient contact type sports, or physicality oriented venues and outlets for the more boisterous among the youths especially and more robust among citizens. But England has not made sure there is equitable wealth distribution. Thus anger resulted despite how well fed, well housed or well educated – or even well jobbed. The taxpayer is not here to enrich a class of bureaucrats or politicians and these same groups have impoverieshed the entire ‘West’ even as their mentality is starting to afflict freshly ‘re-minted’ countries like India and China. All mankind as individuals can’t be, will not be allowed by their fellow man to be extremely rich and powerful via patronage or nepotism (honest business is good but sequester for no purpose or worse, to invest outside of the country – and anger is inspired again), or hand down your councillor or minister’s or MP’s or Assemblyman’s post, then expect an equally intelligent person to accept your presence in government. They (even rioters) ARE society and nation itself (no people means no nation) and will kick your a$$ and amend laws and constitutions to counter these groups no matter how hard it is to do or how much pain can be expected from doing so. Herein lies the Spirit of the War of Independence, the Spirit of the French Revolution, the Spirit of Marxism-Socialism !

Greek central banker says return to drachma would be hell December 31, 2011

In Democracy, Equality, Invasive Laws, Plutocracy, Property, social freedoms, Socialism, Wealth distribution on January 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

ATHENS, Dec 31 — Greece would suffer disastrous consequences if it ditched the euro for the drachma, the country’s central banker said in a newspaper interview, warning that such a move would result in a massive devaluation.

“A return to the drachma would mean real hell, at least in the first years,” George Provopoulos, governor of the Bank of Greece, said in an interview with Sunday’s Kathimerini newspaper. “Living standards would plunge. The new currency would be significantly devalued, possibly by up to 60-70 per cent.”

Debt-saddled Greece, which joined the euro in 2001, is struggling to meet the bailout terms set by its international lenders and could default if there is no deal with private bondholders on a debt restructuring before March.

Greece is negotiating a bond swap scheme which is a pivotal part of a second, €130-billion bailout package agreed by euro zone leaders in October. The restructuring aims to cut its debt by €100 billion (RM409 billion) and render it more manageable.

Athens faces bond redemptions of €14.5 billion ($188.23 billion)in March.

Provopoulos said proponents of a return to the drachma were wrong because it would bring the country back decades and undo significant progress.

“I don’t believe Greeks would want to experience such a nightmare scenario which would entail huge risks for the country’s security,” he was quoted as saying. “I am certain that Greeks would not allow a return to the distant past.”

A Kapa Research poll for Sunday’s To Vima newspaper showed more than 77 per cent of Greeks want the coalition government to do all it takes to ensure the country stays in the euro zone, a bloc that now includes 17 countries.

Banks and investment funds have been negotiating with Athens for weeks on a so-called private sector involvement scheme under which they will accept a nominal 50 per cent write-down on their Greek bond holdings in return for a mix of cash and new bonds.

If all ends well, Greece will reduce its debt-to-GDP burden from 160 per cent to 120 per cent by 2020. Failure to reach a deal could trigger wider fallout in the euro zone, which has been trying to cope with a spreading debt crisis.

Echoing these concerns, Greece‘s outgoing representative at the International Monetary Fund, Panagiotis Roumeliotis, told Kathimerini newspaper that Greece could not afford an unsuccessful outcome in talks on the new bailout.

“If the new funding is not secured in time, anything can happen including a default, which h could open the way for Greece‘s exit from the euro zone,” Roumeliotis told the paper.

Gikas Hardouvelis, chief economic adviser to Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, told Real News he was optimistic that the bond swap talks would reach a favourable outcome. — Reuters

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Disastrous?  Not really. Bond swap talks are absolute nonsense have no basis in reality. Think “real goods” and “real services”, not monetised debt. If the European Union won’t have Greece or give Greece a fair deal, and Greece returns to it’s own currency like the English retain their pound, Greece could well get the BRICS nations with cash to spare to underwrite them in exchange for various trade and perhaps even trade distribution point or tax concessions, alongside the PIIGS to ensure a viable country with it’s own currency.

Much fiscal autonomy could be lost for a few decades perhaps, but PIIGS nations like Greece would not end up backwoods with depressed economies and enslaved Grecian migrants working in developed EU countries to instead become entrepot or distribution economies, or even be peopled by wealthy migrants from BRICS nations who will doubtless invest and develop the PIIGS nations.

BRICS could ensure PIIGS each have their own currencies AND survive. Who knows even ensure supplies of food and useful goods at special prices to enable Greece and the PIIGS nations to continue their quality of life.

More importantly, it is very dangerous if a Multipolar World Order does not persist. Any hegemony worldwide will result in eventual loss of autonomy by Greece and PIIGS in time anyway so why not be direct challengers of the Euro having own currencies by getting BRICS to underwrite (even effectively take over the financial system) and do wonders over the next few decades? Politically doubtless, the Socialism angle could very well fit into BRICS nations like China and Russia.

How about dropping Capitalism for Socialism with Grecian characteristics? China and Greece are also polytheistic countries with ancient histories, doubtless a good match and probably Greece could learn much about being as successful as China under socialism as uncontrolled Capitalism has it’s heart in the US Fed reserve (nominally also occult Zionism/Illuminism/Masonry) and only views Greece as a underling, not like an equal as China might.

Culturally, it is impossible to be colonized by BRICS nations, as differences and genotypes are clearly visible, and the spin off could be that the PIIGS instead of becoming lost causes and under European (Fed Reserve Global Banking Cartel) control, become powerhouses in EU out of necessity to the BRICS instead. From subject to ruler, Greece, think!

At the end of these few decades, PIIGS could well be controlling the EU instead of the other way around in as soon as a year and at that point could work something else out with the BRICS again – though friendship would have grown much during that time.

Greece should choose the path of moderation in Socialism (wealth distribution, welfare etc..) rather than uncontrolled unsustainable Capitalism (i.e. golder parachutes, globalist controlled quangocrats, etc.) where sequestration of wealth by a handful of plutocrats and cult of personality persist while 99% of the population languish under an increasingly oppressive system of laws and unaccountability.

Greece could lead PIIGS to dominance over EU rather than capitulate to the IMF or World Bank or whatever Fed Reserve Banking Cartel to be equals with BRICS investors as well as give mankind a Multipolar World Order, a safer alternative to a single Banking Cartel / NATO backed hegemon that leads to Iraqs and Pakistans. Take a visit to Iraq and Pakistan then ask them about Capitalism or hegemony for a better idea Greece. Then talk to BRICS, the above suggestion makes perfect sense.

At the end of these few decades, PIIGS could well be controlling the EU instead of the other way around . . .