Saturday, October 04, 2008

Who paid for that 'OPEN House of the PM'? Why target HINDRAF and not the other anti-ISA protesters?

Now in the Utusan Malaysia, there is a report that our Home Minister has warned HINDRAF but then he makes no mention about the others who went there (that bloggers support group) that were there protesting the arrest and detention of RPK and others held under the ISA...
Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar memberi amaran keras kepada pertubuhan haram Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) supaya tidak menjadikan toleransi antara agama dan kaum di negara ini sebagai ‘bahan uji kaji’.

Katanya, tindakan mereka menyerbu majlis Rumah Terbuka Aidilfitri Perdana Menteri dan Menteri-Menteri Kabinet beragama Islam kelmarin adalah satu bentuk provokasi yang melampau dan menakutkan.

Sehubungan itu, beliau mengingatkan penyokong Hindraf supaya tidak menyalahkan orang lain sekiranya pihak berkuasa bertindak kerana perbuatan mereka itu bertentangan dengan tatasusila.

“Jangan uji banyak sangat tahap toleransi, mereka kena fikir perasaan orang lain. Janganlah hingga melampaui batas.

“Mereka tidak sensitif dengan agama orang lain dan itu bukannya ajaran agama Hindu,” katanya ketika dihubungi Utusan Malaysia di sini hari ini.

Beliau mengulas perbuatan sekumpulan penyokong Hindraf yang menimbulkan kekecohan pada majlis Rumah Terbuka Hari Raya Aidilfitri Perdana Menteri dan Menteri-Menteri Kabinet di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) kelmarin. - Utusan Malaysia, 3/10/2008, Hindraf diberi amaran

They were there to voice their protest to the Prime Minister (irrespective whether they are Muslim or otherwise) - and it is very wrong for the Home Minister (as reported in the Utusan) to try and spin it around and make it a 'religious tolerance' issue.

I do not think that it an issue of disrespect to any religion or religious practice....it is the Minister who is trying to twist and turn matters...

Hindu Rights Action Force members' "intimidating" actions at the ministers' open house on Wednesday were described yesterday as being disrespectful and inappropriate.
Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar
Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar
Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said the group's boldness at the function also constituted an insult to Islam.

The event was hosted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at the Putra World Trade Centre.

Syed Hamid said that the group should have known better than to hamper the spirit and celebration of a religious occasion with a political message.

"If they wanted to join in the celebrations, that's fine. But they came wearing T-shirts of the same colour and making it very clear that they wanted to deliver a message to the prime minister.

"That crosses the line and is just unacceptable, especially at a public function.

"There are other days to voice their protest or send a message. There are other avenues to bring up their disagreements."

A group of Hindraf supporters brought a Hari Raya card and a teddy bear which they handed to Abdullah.

The card, delivered by Vwaishnnavi, the 5-year-old daughter of Hindraf leader in exile P. Waythamoorthy, urged Abdullah to release the movement's leaders detained under the Internal Security Act.

The group led by Waythamoorthy's wife K. Shanti had gathered outside the building at 11am - The New Straits Times, 3/10/2008 - Hindraf ticked off for 'disrespect' at open house
The failure to reprimand (let alone report) the other group who also protested the ISA detentions in both the Utusan and the NST reports also raises questions. Was that because that other group was multi-racial and multi-religious? Or was it again an act of discrimination?

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Several supporters of blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin

pm open house 011008 07 anti isa
T-shirt condemning use of ISA on Raja Petra

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Visitors to the open house at the buffet spread

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Hindraf activists walk orderly in single file through a banquet hall while looking for the prime minister



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Abdullah smiles as he greets the activists. Looking on is his wife Jeanne Abdullah and his deputy Najib Abdul Razak

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Bloggers pose after accomplishing their mission

[Photos by Andrew Ong]- Malaysiakini.


By the way protesting at the Prime Minsiter's Open House is definitely safer - because less likely they will use water cannons and tear gas?

They always talk about "There are other days to voice their protest or send a message. There are other avenues to bring up their disagreements." - BUT what exactly are these. When actually can you get to the Prime Minister to voice your protest and concerns. I remember, even when the Malaysian Bar led by its President went to the PM's office in Putrajaya - the police were around - and neither the PM or the DPM had the courtesy to come and receive the Memorandum...

Another question that must be raised is WHO IS PAYING for that open house? Is the the rakyat's money?

Whose open house is it? The PM or the UMNO open House or the open house of the "Perdana Menteri dan Menteri-Menteri Kabinet beragama Islam..."

My suspicion is that it is the government's money that is being used here....not the PM's money or ....some other person's money...

Previously, the PM used to have his open house at his house - I remember going to Sri Perdana several years ago for Mahathir's open house. Minisiter's also had their own open houses. I believe they would have been paying out of their own pockets for these open houses...but then I may be wrong.

It is funny how they call it their open house - and use OUR money to finance it...mmm

The wealth and the monies of the nation MUST and can only be used for the people (the rakyat). If the PM wants to have an open house - then he must use his opwn money. If UMNO or Pakatan want to have somne victory celebration, then they must use the party funds...This must be a STRICT rule that should be followed by all in government.

I hope that someone ask in Parliament as to who pays for this OPEN HOUSE and how much of the government money and money's worth was expended for this open house...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can bet with you it is not their money. Same thing when ministers have their open house. Check their account to verify, therefore if it is not theirs, it can be the gomen money or sponsored by businessmen, ini selfish punya orang semua kedekut ba, mahu kaya satu orang sahaja.
Just ask them how much they spent for the open house, I bet you that they can't give the answer.Tell them that the rakyat is not stupid like them. Ask Pm how much it costs him to have an open house in KL and in Kepala Batas.

wandererAUS said...

It is obvious the taxpayers pay for all the expenditures, even it does not show on the book...knowing how efficient they are, in doctoring account books. Remember Petronas, have they, given us a true and detailed account?
Syed Hamid was hiding in the toilet, when the ISA protesters arrived. He is only good, in making s**t comments behind the shield of the evil authority.

Anonymous said...

I have been wondering who paid for the open house makan makan for donkey years. We are talking about thousands of people to feed and I cannot even afford a treat for all my family members.

No wonder everybody wants to a Minister.

Anonymous said...

QUOTE "There are other days to voice their protest or send a message. There are other avenues to bring up their disagreements." UNQUOTE

This statement above derives from an imbecile who is lost of any logic or sense. A typical umno moron,basking in the orgy of Roman fondues of past. Fat, obese, rich beyond his means, and nary of any intellect. May God help us all Malaysians.

Anonymous said...

Minister's open houses are funded by Rakyat monies through entertainment allowances or other creative expense accounts surely.

I didnt know there is a dress code as to what "words" we have on our clothes before we can attend a Minister's open house parties.

All i know is we have to be decently dresssed, maybe not torn or dirty clothes or not too sexy, hehehehehe

If any Minister is terrified by words printed on some guest's clothes then it must be his conscience not being very clear for whatever reason.

Not all rakyat can have their clothes silk screened with Armani, Polo, Ralph Lauren.

Whats wrong with a HINDRAF/ FREE RPK/BERSIH emblazoned T-shirt?

Remember when they wore those T-shirts on the streets they were sprayed with water canons, when they wore to Parliament and King's Palace they were banned, so after spending maybe RM20 they just cant throw away a new T -shirt? correct? Thats probably the newest T-shirt they had in their closet.

Malaysians have a knack of hiding against religion and race when all reasons fail them.

Next Raya and Christmas and Chinese New Year and Deepavali all NGO should start advertising their T shirts or they might be good for the cockroaches or moths only.

Please dont waste anything you have during these bad economic times.

A parting note, come Deepavali and Christmas and Chinese new year, all guests should wear a T shirt with a statement TO SEND GRASSROOT MESSAGE TO THE SLEEPING GOVERNMENT. Also to show we are not anti Islam or anti Malay and do it during Hari Raya only but to be fair to all religions and races or in short to all Malaysians.

ANTI- ISA
ANTI- DNA
ANTI- BOTAK
ANTI- PKR
ANTI- ANYTHING
ANTI- SEMI VALUE
ANTI- BN
ANTI- NAJIS
ANTI- CORRUPTION
ANTI- POLIS
ANTI- TOYOL
ANTI- AP
ANTI- NEP
ANTI- UTUSAN
ANTI- FROG

PRO- TERESA
PRO- HINDRAF
PRO- RPK
PRO- AI
PRO- BERSIH
PRO- RAKYAT
PRO- RAJA
PRO- PKR
PRO- DAP
PRO- PAS
PRO- PRESS FREEDOM
PRO- BLOGGER
PRO- MT

Anonymous said...

BISA LE PAK,,,,PAK MENTERI KITA SEMUA NYA PAKAI FOC SAJA, MANA PERNAH BAYAR ONGKOS. SEMUANYA ONGKOS RAKYAT YANG PUNYA...BISA PAK MENTERI KAYA RAYA DI MALAYSIA,,,WANG GAJI TAK DI SENTUH LANGSUNG....WANG KERAJAAN DISAPU HABIS SEMUANYA....WADU....APA NAK DI KATO LAGI.....

ArshadRaji said...

Dahsra Ijar said...

They can spend as much as they wish, and I suppose this is their privilege being Yang Berhormat. However, they will not enjoy these worldly privileges when they are 6 feet under, and instead be asked how and where did they get the money from.

nckeat88 said...

Before they ask for the release of hidraf 5 under ISA, I think the hindraf sgould at least apologise for their accusation of 'ethnic cleansing' by the Malaysian gov.

amoker said...

It is unfair just to target the Hindus. Again, racial prejudice is the rule of the day. Seems like UMNO is using HIndraff as bogeyman for Hindus and Teresa for Christians to perpetuate their Islamic credentials.

And all at my taxpayer money. Where is my satay?

Anonymous said...

nckeat88 said...
Before they ask for the release of hidraf 5 under ISA, I think the hindraf sgould at least apologise for their accusation of 'ethnic cleansing' by the Malaysian gov.
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If the murder and mayhem organised by UMNO in Kg. Medan in 2001 is not called 'ethnic cleansing' then what is? You must be both blind and stupid for your inability to see UMNO's slow but sure method of 'ethnic cleansing' of non-Malays and Muslims using various govt. policies and methods.

Ethnic cleansing not necessarily be physical but via various soft approaches. The various biased racists policies by the government is proof of this. By making life difficult for nons in the country, they hope to one day cleanse other races out of this country.

Anonymous said...

"If the murder and mayhem organised by UMNO in Kg. Medan in 2001 is not called 'ethnic cleansing' then what is? You must be both blind and stupid for your inability to see UMNO's slow but sure method of 'ethnic cleansing' of non-Malays and Muslims using various govt. policies and methods."

Than you should seriously consider to migrate to India. At least this is what hindraf claimed there to have better quality of life. I am sure many Indian wants to change position with you to stay migrate to this country as well.

Obefiend said...

racial sentiment gets more milage in newspaper.

thing is how can people of teh IT era still fall for the same racial prodding by the BEE END? they should get the message from alt sources and then make up their own conclusion.

i no longer pay attention to the odious drone of the government media. i never thought fiction can a front page story for a national newspaper!

equaliser said...

Anonymous said...
Than you should seriously consider to migrate to India. At least this is what hindraf claimed there to have better quality of life. I am sure many Indian wants to change position with you to stay migrate to this country as well.
10/05/2008 4:09 PM
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Typical UMNO response!! See what I mean. This is what UMNO wants ultimately of all non-Malay and muslims - to go back to India and China or wherever they came from. Well dream on! We are not going anywhere, you farker!

I am sure many orang utans in Indonesia will be glad to exchange place with you - what with all the priviliges and benefits.