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Penang state exco member Phee Boon Poh has been arrested along with 156 other Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) members in mass arrests after unit members had marched at a Merdeka Day parade in from of city hall.

They were first taken to the Beach Street Police Station at around 10.00am before being moved to the Patani Road Police Station, where they are expected to be detained overnight.

What a sorry way to celebrate Merdeka Day. Some reactions below:

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115 COMMENTS

  1. Ong ewe soon, i quote what you said, “Anyone tak boleh tahan my attitude want to fight me? ”

    Look at yourself, how samseng you are !!!

    You think you are great but i will say you are behaving like a nut, a narcissist !!!

  2. @ong eu soon

    you may have silent support even though I am not brave enough to voice out the truth regarding to the mess created by dap in Penang. If I did I’m not sure whether I would survive like you.

    @ong eu soon

    please be strong and stay focus on what you are going against, may the force with you.

    • Supporter of OES, At least you are sincere.
      Unlike one Batu Lancang (self-proclaimed) silent majority representative voice. Say one thing to gain weeping sensationalism & then gratified to name calling frenzies like a pure + innocent Hokkien illiterate with laughing Hyenas antic.

      Anyway, in life is to fight against what you believe in principles is not right or deceitful.
      Eg: the dirty Kajang Move.
      It depends on individuals whether it’s worth the cause like losing one’s life or getting bashed up by cultist gangsters or herd-mentally-sick political supporters.

      Yours is a genuine silent support (there could be many) that need no display of verbose weeping sensationalism to fool Mr. Anil. Your silent energy is there we can feel & empower.

      As for Ah Soon Ko, Hope truth + justice will kindly favour you….

  3. i fought with over 20 guys. Lim guan eng is just lucky that I be able to ward off the old people. If I die on the spot what will be the political impact. Today I am still alive you can see that I have successfully turn the tide against the state government. The Chinese press that boycotted my writing finally is at my side. The poor show up for the detained pps people when you have 9002 members foes not worry you about the fading support from the people? If you can mobilise like 505 blackout to demonstrate it will be fantastic, but your failed miserably. It is my success!

    • You will survive. You are truly an activist, Mr captain pinang. Who can really fight off 20 abled body men and only sustain blue eye like Anwar beaten just one cop as shown in the fb. ?Go and sue the … pps who beat you. You will be very confident more press men and people will present at your court hearing and less for pps. When will be the court hearing.

  4. Anyone who tak boleh tahan with my attitude want to fight me? Is it legal to do so, just because you hate me for what I am doing?

    • I support you in this case. If ANYONE wants to fight with you, let him bear the. consequences. Did the whole pps 9000 member want to physically want to have a physical fight or you LOVE to fight against the organisation?

  5. How can I get a black eye if I am the one started the fight. Regardless whether I start a fight or not, should pps get involved in a fight with helmets flying? Why no pps people want to testify on what is happening? Kee only like to twist and spin like always. Shame on you. I promise you one thing I will use all legitimate means to (defeat) this tokong government.

  6. The issue and raid by the police is not about who has more abuse or not. Every organization has its bad hat. The issue with PPS is it is an illegal entity just like the police enforcement that raid illegal bar and nightclub.

  7. Please don`t come into this blog and start talking amah yi poh (amah aunties) sob story and fairy tales. We are here to debate on the subject and opinion of the commentators and to rebut or agree for the truth and benefit of the bloggers here and in Penang

    • Don’t you see any similarity between Kassim and kee?
      Both are still crying from the same set of eyes!!!
      That is a classic 2-in-1 troll.

  8. Anil, some good samaritans sent my mom to the general hospital. The good Lord shall bless them. My mom is now with me after the incident. Tq!

    Cavin, ong ewe soon may have points and correct in what he said about penang’s
    issues. However, i tell you, no any sane person can accept his attitude… again that does not mean that we can simply flex our arms. If you read the news in malaysiakini, you will note that ong ewe soon is not a saint, he raised his arms against the volunteers first…

    My very dear tunglang, … one minute you are on friendly terms with me for calling you YB, then someone came along and poked a needle …and all of a sudden, you treated me like a foe.

    Apa la, how to vote you as Pg’s cm when your mind is easily controlled by a 3rd party? Honestly, … was never in my mind. I find it hilarious when someone saw it that way.

  9. Gerakan’s Youth wing deputy chief Andy Yong said although he was not in favour of the Act, especially with it being so “easy” to charge law lecturer Azmi Sharom, he did not see why the same could not be applied to Zahid for accusing non-Malays of being arrogant.

    http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/273408

  10. Anil, wow such huge coverage for PPS, an illegal organization known for beating up people and bullying activists ! Strange, this time you didn’t think to wait for the investigations to be completed before providing the massive, live coverage. So much for impartiality !

    BTW, (in my opinion) Tokong is lying when he said those caught for testing positive for drugs as seniors on medications. This is an outright lie !

    • BTW, (in my opinion) Tokong is lying when he said those caught for testing positive for drugs as seniors on medications. This is an outright lie.

      I was also think the same way. An outright lie

      • If there report of policeman who are on drugs, report them. They will have to be dealt with in accordance with the law. The police are now just rounding up these people committing an illegal offence and will dealt with in accordance with the law. The 11 people who have criminal records and those found to be positive on drugs will also be dealt in accorance with the law. Its all so simple. Why shifting your words and blame all over. On another note, the police just said that 4 were tested postive but did not divulge any names whaysoever. How did the know know who was it and they were on medication. Its an outright lie without blinking any eye

      • What about those custom officers got caught by MACC recently?
        Not all PPS volunteers are bad as claimed by PDRM.
        There are black sheep everywhere, right?

    • Other than the recent Ong Eu Soon saga and the 2013 assault on some journalist, are there any other cases of beating/bullying? It is understood that the personnel from the latter case have been dismissed. As for the former, fingers are being pointed in both directions while police investigation is still ongoing. Notwithstanding the argument on its legality, is the PPS statistics on power abuse worse than that of the PDRM or RELA?

  11. Going by what is happening now, Anil may soon have to register with the BN Authority to legally operate this blog with a license?

  12. Anil

    You have attached too many videos and links to this posting – it is running ‘long scripts’ and hang my computer after the screen moved up and down.

    I am not using broadband that is fast enough to handle this. So I have difficulty accessing this blog page.

    Please take note.

  13. These are all just muscle flexing of bullies, why be jubilant just because the bullies did not actually start the fight? I am even more dissapointed with PAS jumping the gun of warning Hamidi and Khalid not to touch the unit Amal – it would have been explosive if they did – should have challenged Hamidi to do it.

    Now its up to PPS to challenge Hamidi to compare themselves to PAS Unit Amal and why Hamidi has not arrest anyone from PAS’s unit.. It will get racial and harder to prove their stupidity and cowardice.

    What opportunties lost..

  14. Why do we encourage such silos? At some point they need to join the rest of Malaysia and try to work with people not necessarily like them in existing bodies like Rela and Rukun Tetangga.

  15. Has the IGP the right to use the police force to the personal insults he received from the people and also does he own the police force himself ? What is the AG, the home minister and the PM go to say or they are saying nothing because they need his services to enforce their dissatisfactions ?

    • Anil, do you provide free Kleenex tissues?
      Pls be a gentleman with weeping kindness. And I plead to you, pls don’t wipe off the CAT oil of mass euphoria with Kleenex as it’s intended for weeping sandiwaras & crocodile tears.

  16. Kasim, i am most touched by your sharing… my eyes welled up with tears…

    You are a gentleman with kindness and wisdom, your writing tells.

    Please Sir, dont fade away, we need you here. TQ !

    • I am flattered that someone appreciate my insignificant sharing and opinions. Do keep in mind kee – I am just a frustrated person behind a keyboard.

      Unlike Anilnetto who is actively taking action in what he believes in, I am more of a coward : Talk (Or type in this case), but no action. After so many years following Anilnetto, I only just signup and register a WordPress account to comment here due to the PPS events.

      Perhaps it is my blood boiling at reading about the over-reaction of the Federal authorities, and the vocal comments here.

      No worries. you won’t see me often (I prefer reading instead of typing), I will still lurking around.

      • Please continue to share your thoughts esp about life from the perspective of low-cost flat dwellers.

        Actually, you don’t need to register for a wordpress account in order to comment here.

      • We need meaningful comments from the likes of Kassim to counter the non sensible talk with corrupted hookien from tunglang.

        By the way, tunglang in Mandarin means retarded guy. How appropriate!

      • Hello Anil Netto. I didn’t know you replied to my comments. Thanks for the feedback : kinda too late though – I already went and done the registration. Oh boy.

        Kok Jing, thank you for the feedback. I would have been a silent reader on anilnetto.com , but the comments on the PPS issue really got my blood boiling. Well. Here I am. Not sure if it is a good thing. Thanks for the translation of ‘tunglang’ : I didn’t really know that.

        On ‘hokkien’ spelling, I stand corrected – Thank you. Kinda embarrassed at that – been relying on Auto-correct a bit too much.

      • Someone try too hard to talk Cocky Hokkien like his venerable Cocky Tookong!
        Hookien? My Gosh!
        Also, Jinn in Malay means entities destined to the eternal lake of fire.
        Cocky Jinn, what an unsavoury combination with little time left on earth!

      • Need not go and hit below the belt. No need to be like uncle sam against Iraq or one day encounter vc

      • “No worries. you won’t see me often (I prefer reading instead of typing), I will still lurking around.”

        Really? Must be getting more brave by the hours pulling ‘belakang’ punches.
        Learn a thing or two from kee?

        Anyway, I detest lurking & weeping. Not a manly type to show support for a CAT Deity!

  17. I cant believe it, they even target azmi sharom ???

    They have gone crazy !!!

    Years ago i put an ad for my missing mom, and the first call i received was from the volunteer people, they said they would help to look for my mom. It truly warmed up my heart. Are these people dangerous ???

    No wonder crimes are rampant in this land !!!

    Cry for malaysia !!!

  18. If the number of members in PPS is 900 to 1,000 doing voluntary task in Penang it should be fine but with the 9,000 and above members is indeed scary.

    • It is scary to see many lawyers waiting outside to help pps snd many vote in favour in anil’s blog. More scary to hear lecturer has been call up by polis.

  19. Pakatan guna samseng? Patutlah mereka suka buat kacau buat demonstrasi di sana sini. Pakatan bodoh bangang.

    • Samseng hooligan merusuh di Stadium Kucing bila Sarawak gagal dalam Piala Malaysia.

      Polis patut tumpu perhatian di sana!

    • The legal entity has to be challenge in the court. Why did igp did not fillow the law and court order in ipoh to look for the absconded man who take his youngster….

      • Please talk some sense. Zahid has said that they have received a letter from ROS that say that PPS is not in anyway registered registered with it. This is enough for the police and authorities to act as they are not registered. The CAT said they are legal. Since they have been arrested, its now up to the CAT and PPS to fight and prove in the court of law that they are a registered entity. He cannot simply said it is an agency of the state govt. Even an agency of the state govt must go to the proper procedure and register as a legal entity. And for your info even if you are a registered entity like Rela or so on, names of the personnels providing the services or patrol to any event or function must be submitted to the police before the event starts.

      • MmTalk sense lah, that is where the state government differs. Talk justice and fairness. You do not what a third party and the court to make decision. Wants to be gungu ho like the polis did not heed the law and ipoh high court judge to execute order to look for the accused and one of the children with him.

  20. Some are just too dumb to distinguish between legal and illegal entity. Its just like saying since the illegal prostitude den is well managed and there is no trouble that the police should not take any action.

    • And like Kasin said, with due respect to those who feel that PPS is an “illegal” organization, before you make that judgement, have you thought about the benefits that it has (allegedly) provided to the few like the illegal prostitude den that cause no trouble but provide good services. … my goodness

      • I am giving as an example of bars and prostiude den that is illegal but provides the good service that their client need and did not cause any trouble, Should the police raid them.

        If by going by Kasim definition even if they are illegal, they should not be raided and prosecuted because they provide good services such as PPS in patrolling and these den in another type of good services.

        By his definition and view we can all bypass illegality during enforcement and only to make sure they do not cause trouble and provide good services.

        Do you think that is right. No wonder we have so many such establishment sprouting up in Penang

      • Yang, Agree with you.
        Been silent for a long time enough quietly reading anilnetto.com
        Yes, illegal can be justified depending on how twisted is the brain.
        Now, I go back to being silent reader again. No need to cry or weep for Penang.

      • Hooray. Yang is to tell police and ros to register prositution so that they can be a legal society in the society.well said and do

  21. during Karpal Singh’s funeral this voluntary people helped so much and it was a smooth one .

    TW Ong said it right if it were formed under gelakan then all would be fine but…

    v v sad indeed with each day passing we only see darkness befalling this once lovely country.

    cry for Malaysia !!!

    • Agreed kee. The PPS also helped out in previous years Merdeka celebrations after it was setup. So why, why did the federal government take action now, and why so “fast” and “efficient” just because of a police report filed against PPS (And ignoring the two other police reports by PPS against the individual), while ignoring all the other police reports filed against the police for lockup or police brutality?

      As for the rest, I would cry kee. But I am afraid I am getting a bit apathetic at how federal action is taken on state matters now – it won’t be fair, and it will never be fair, not in my lifetime, nor in my newborn baby’s lifetime.

    • PPS’ job is not traffic coordinators or funeral directors but supposedly crime-fighting. We all know we can as RELA to do the same job. So why do we need PPS ? Police just confirmed among those arrested had drugs and also with criminal records. So is PPS helping to reduce crime and protect the rakyat or serve as guardians of the DAP’s regime and bully the political opponents ? For me, PPS are mere thugs in purple vest.

      • Out of 10,000 PPS members, 11 had criminal records. Big deal! There are more crooks in UMNO. And many of these crooks are influential figures in the party.

        So, why is the polis not doing its job but spending so much time digging into the affairs of PPS members?

        If the polis were successful in doing its job in Penang, there would be no need for the PPS.

      • Home Ministry said it knew of 40,313 gangsters (from 49 gangs) in August 2013.
        Now it knows of 10,000 PPS gangsters.
        Great efficiency.
        Perhaps the Home Ministry should also check on the 2.9 million illegal foreign workers based on information provided by Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot (2 September 2014)?

  22. Anil – I am disappointed. You took a very casual and “tidak-apa” attitudes when the thugs in PPS vests went on a rampage and brutalized Ong Eu Soon. Dismissed my comments with “let the investigations conclude”.

    But when they are arrested, you go highly emotional and describe it as an act of bullying. I agree that the police actions are rather heavy-handed especially on the Merdeka Day. But don’t you think that by marching and taking part in official Merdeka celebration they are throwing a direct challenge to the law and order and to PDRM?

    Only some deluded Pakatan supporters believe PPS was set up to fight crime. It is clearly a political tool similar to Nazi’s Brownshirts meant to protect its leaders and attack opponents. What kind of crime they have helped to reduce ? From what I see, instead of protection people they are attacking innocents and political activists.

    It is a shame that you uttered not even a word to protest the attack on Eng but gone live to cover the thugs’ arrests. I bet that Aliran will similarly issue emotion laden, end of the world statement they are so famous for.

    I have not seen them doing anything but provide protection to the Dear Leader / exco / DAP.

    • It looks like an EMO-Game planned from the start with anticipated repercussion + response to stir up public sentiments of unfair treatment of PPS by the Polis.

      And the pawns are those ignorant but sincere law abiding PPS members who may be led to the litmus-test of that fateful Sunday morning parade of political science lab either by command or coercion or bravado-feeling of the foolhardiness spawned by irresponsible, opportunistic politicians.

      Thanks, Thi-Kong. We have not yet reach the dark borderline of Nazi’s Brown Shirt meant for unsavoury political oppression + terror. If anything goes the way of PPS unregulated, untamed & wild, & free from the rule of law of the civilised, we are doomed under the deception of CHANGE but for the animal-worst.

      Let me ask this: Why weren’t our YBs & especially the CAT Deity wearing the controversial Purple Vests to show state unity & an undying + aligned support for PPS in all sincereness, vouched rhetoric & insane bravado (to confront)?

      Let me put this: They are merely born YB cowards using pawns (innocent PPS members…) from a cold distance to lure the ‘lions’ in blue.

  23. In reply to an earlier commenter, and I would appreciate if Anilnetto can correct my perception: Isn’t education funding a federal level concern that the state has no direct authority over? At best – for the SMJK (C)(T) at least in Penang since federal education funding is provided in full to SMK, but partial to SMJK (C)(T) – politicians in their private capacity (Not state funds) or rich businesses can “donate” to the schools funds or school year book to allow for the purchase of equipment, and in certain cases, salary of teachers. If the argument is why money is spent on PPS instead of schools, then why isn’t the question asked on “why the Federal goverment is centralizing control and not giving states more power, like on education funding, police, and other federal controlled matters?”.

    • If the Pg state gomen can endorse anything (it only fancies) under the blue sky, it can also, upon careful, prudent accountant’s style consideration divert limited but available fundings (not from the Feds) for more meaningful purposes like educational amenities instead of funding to improve the wellbeing of some gangsters? Isn’t Anak-anak Pulau Pinang more important?
      The 24/7/365 blaming game (of sleek diversion) of disproportionate funding or discriminative financial allocations from the Feds is all too familiar & nice to the small CAT’s ears in anilnetto.com. But it gets too boring & consistently outdated ala 308 cheramah …

      Is Heng Ee already adequately funded by his cronies for his children’s educational need irrespective of other schools in want? One school is enough mah!

      Talking about SMK China or Tamil, we all know the disproportionate of Fed fundings. But this CAT has the thickest bile to court innocent Chinese & Tamil support with the same edu fund complaint in the name of euphoric political CHANGE for Penang yet has no sincere courage to sell the idea of private funding for SMK (C)+(T) schools (instead of PPS).

      And the ‘clever’ CAT has the reverse-gear-brain to court Penangite Talents (many of whom were not helped by the state gomen) gone-for-good to come back to stay + live + work to serve in Cosmopolitan Penang created for the richie + famous.
      Who is short-sighted … in the longer run?

      • No offense, i think you are spinning some facts. Politics has no stay in HengEe’s uplifting. The school was in its doldrums during the 90s and dilapidated conditions in the class room (in terms of facilities) and you could see many students drop out by not completing or failing SRP.
        This breakthrough is not thru’ means of politics but community cooperation. The then discipline master without resource has (allegedly) made local triad society around the area to agree for not recruiting or influencing schooling kids. This had contributed and impacted on environmental influence.
        I am very pleased that the school has made tremendous progress throughout these years. Again i would agree with Anil that the local community would understand the issues better than feds.

      • I went though this post again after commenting on Anil’s post on Federal vs State, and I have to reply to this post by tunglang, mainly because it strikes a chord in my heart.

        Like what stteh replied, politics has no say in Heng Ee’s ‘redemption’. When I was a student there, it was in the middle of it’s ‘turn around’. It did not have the distinctive ‘blue/white’ paint it have now. I had heard vague gossip that (Again, allegedly – I still won’t dare to ask the discipline master, even at my age!) the local triad society had a ‘gentleman’ agreement to avoid influencing the existing schooling kids.

        Yes, there were still dropouts. Yes, there were still fights. Yes, there were discipline problems with my batch. But all in all, with community support, and the hard work of the teachers then and now, by the time I left Heng Ee, it was changed for the better (Along with the hair cuts!) – and it has grown (A lot!) since then.

        I have to agree with Anil – A Federal Government is all well and good, but local governance is better suited to respond – quickly – to local needs, instead of waiting for a Federal Government decision…. if ever.

  24. After reading the comments, and with due respect to those who feel that PPS is an “illegal” organization, before you make that judgement, have you thought about the benefits that it has provided to the few, like those in the low income group and high density area like Jelutong, Bandar Baru, or Batu Lanchang like where I stay, in Penang? Not everyone can fit or serve with the police or federal entities. And trust towards federal entities is just not there : The PPS allows average “Penang lang” and those “ah bengs” without the necessary education, rough background, and outcasts something productive to contribute towards to – and it has done so for years before this events happen. I just don’t get the hate of rich business people, commenters, and media with an axe to grind towards the Penang goverment. At the end of the day, what I want while struggling to earn my living is peace and safety at my flat. And the PPS does that.

    • Everybody is also earning a living. Nobody has a axe to grind. If they feel they are dissatisfied with the govt or its policy or feel that they have been betrayed by the govt whether its BN or PR they have the right to object, protest or switch their allegiance just like everybody else. Do not be like a commentator that call others bodoh just because they did not support or vote the party of his choice. By such action it is no more the democracy and rights he preaches as he is forcing other to follow his view and choice. Peace and security of a place should not be run by hooligan, gangster or people with an ulterior motive. It should be run and handled by a discipline Committee and people and most of all a LEGAL ENTITY and PPS does not fix into that category.

  25. Q: Who suggested the setting up of PPS?
    Q: Why set up PPS when we already have security units to do the job?
    Q: Why not register PPS to make it legit as a state endorsed volunteer unit?
    Q: Who are the financiers of PPS? The state gomen or some tycoons?

    On the surface, it looks like a social responsibility job (yes, PPS did some good jobs) but it should not be a political tool for a political affront cause or worst as a political pawns to challenge the system in times of trouble. To say the Polis is not doing a good security job doesn’t warrant setting up another para-security unit. Or is it more for event parameter save-skin security for Pakatan YBs against mobsters or black cakes merry men? Why then should we pay income taxes for what? It smells more of a political score point hitting 2 birds with one reckless stone.

    Didn’t the state gomen under LGE anticipate or study the legal implications should anything goes wrong (like PPS gangster behaviour or violent acts against the press, no matter how remote), making it much more vulnerable for PPS as an unregistered entity?
    To take the words of Polis in good faith that it’s AOK to establish PPS is foolhardy, a reckless leadership that only cares for its own immediate agenda. Or is it already prepared to challenge the eventuality? Somehow, it shows a penchant to take such unwarranted risks at the expense of Penangites, an attitude & behaviour no different from the secret societies which are hell bent on challenging the system, which ever way, no matter how, regardless what.

    On the finance & support, is the state so rich to spent Rm millions annually when such sum of money can be more meaningfully prioritised to finance computers for schools? Students studying in Pg Chinese Girls High School & Chung Ling are still using Windows 7 & outdated PCs. Don’t know about Heng Ee which I surmised should have much better computer set up for its students & LGE’s children.

    Bo lui be huat-tien. Tapi e-sai u, tiah-tioh ai po-ho sia-hoe.
    (No money, how to development? But can still have, must have security-society)

    • Looks like Anil blog is now promoting Astro 333 Hua Hee Dai!

      tiong kim lang kia kia, mat rempit pai kia ai luang lai!
      (now people are afraid, mat rempit gangsters can start menacing!)

      • You must be very, very ‘ke-bo’ at the slightest provocation or imagination.
        Drink more Tea without Blame Sugar.
        And believe more in your father more than your beloved/highly worshipped politicians.

      • Wa kong lang kia kia, boh kong tunglang kia kia!
        (I said people are scared, never say tunglang is scared).

        lu eh hokien boh kau ho.
        (you hookien is not good enough).

        lu kia ha mi?
        (what are you scared of?)

        kia niao?
        (Scared of cat?)

    • I concur with your comments.

      If they intend to fight crime, shouldn’t they join the police, police volunteer force, RELA or RT? But all I see they do is to provide bodyguard service to DAP leaders. Is this their definition of fighting crime?

      Dear Leader claims PPS is a state govt arm. Well, that’s an idiotic statement from an idiotic leader. The state govt is not like DAP where you can appoint your crony / son / daughter / friend to head an unit that you create it today. You need to approve the necessary laws to allow such things in the state assembly, gazeette it and then form it. Budgets needs to be approved as well and guidelines must be drawn for oversight.

      When did the state approve the annual budget and when it was tabled and debated in the state assembly ?

      Penang, sadly, becoming more and more like DAP itself with zero accountability and dictatorial rule with one man ruling with iron fist without listening to anyone else.

  26. Now you can’t say or express anything derogatory or critical about the IGP and these arrests are clear testimony of a police state is already established in Malaysia. What has the AG got to say about this action ? He is able to do so knowing there is nothing the home minister, AG and the PM or all his political master can do about it. The IGP must have the illusion that he has the entire police force behind him to do what he wants or desires and most of all what can they do about his actions. You can bet on it the next thing he will follow up after these arrests he will be arresting men and detain them without trail !

  27. Sad?? I say be afraid. Be very very afraid. But not the bullying which is what this really is. They feel threatened and feel the need to flex their brutishness. Its nothing. BUT the recklessness, the irresponsibility when they have so much power and reach – when this country gets into real trouble, you can be sure you will be the one paying for it and too much – not these people. RM6b maybe even more and 6,000 innocent hard working workers paying for the mistakes of these same kind of people. With the coming slowdown in the economy, we have not cut our debt and raising taxes, you can be sure the bills of Najib and his co-horts will come from you. When it all falls apart, the clueless who they pander to will make it EVEN WORST – that is what people should be afraid, very afraid of.

    • RM6B to turnaround MAS in 3 years?
      Pray harder that Khazanah do not send your EPF money into blackhole.

      I think no all are cluelss about the WORST yet to happen as per this Malaysian Insider report:

      http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/despite-rosy-gdp-malaysians-still-struggle-to-make-ends-meet

      Malaysians earning RM6,000 and below a month are not having it easy, despite Putrajaya’s announcements that the national economy was performing well and beyond expectations.

      Government efficiency unit Pemandu and Bank Negara were gushing over the latest figures on Malaysia’s economic growth and the country’s gross national income but The Malaysian Insider’s survey of 13 households in the Klang Valley and Penang showed that life remains tough in major cities.

      For the five families making between RM3,500 and RM5,000, they have stopped eating out except for once or twice a month in order to save money.

      For the eight families earning below RM3,500, even eating at home was challenging. Many claimed to have cut back on buying certain meats and imported food just so that they can feed their children and ageing parents three meals a day.

      Many of the breadwinners in this last group admitted that should they get sick or were unable to work, their families would likely fall into poverty as they had no emergency savings.

      This was the daily reality that these families faced even as the government boasted that the country was on track to becoming a “high-income nation” by 2020.

  28. Good riddance. Plenty of approved volunteer units around eg rela. No need for a separate purple silo. If you really want a uniform and rank go join the police or armed forces. Or even the pengakap (that is the boy scout troop if you don’t know).

  29. Hello Ong Eu Soon, please take care. They have gone crazy lately. Make sure you learn some kungfu or better don’t go alone when go outside. Have some friends with you all the time.

  30. That will probably spell the end of his political career. Fighting with social activist is more dangerous than fighting with politicians. Most social activist have nothing to lose but plenty to gain. Histories else where have testified. Our politicians are just too arrogant and stupid to offend social activist without knowing the status of the activist in the society.

  31. Penang will be better without such illegal gangs. Well done to the police. Justice for @Ong Eu Soon. What a happy merdeka a surprise! I was speechless when I realized even Pakatan EXCO also involved. What a poor job by pakatan. Gangsterism must be halted.

  32. Other groups have granted approval by the ROS upon submitting their applications. The PPS thus become the only unregistered patrol unit. I don’t know whether it is by political design or what, the fact that PPS is an unregistered entity is undisputed. This make it vulnerable to political attack and manipulation. It is unfortunate that I ended up as the manipulator of the events.
    If my plan go well, we will have a new CM when Lim Guan Eng is fined for more than rm2000 under section 42 of the Society Act,1966.

  33. Been lurking on anilnetto.com for years – never felt the need to comment on any post until the events that has happened. With my respect to other readers and com mentors with different opinion on the legality of PPS, the fact remains that Malaysia’s “Federation” system has not provided the individual state government with devolved legal powers to have their own independent police force, taxation, etc. – all power is centralized with the Federal government. I know that the following question is academic, but would PPS been approved had it went through the usual federal channels? Or would federal vs state politics interfere? It does make me wish that Penang has autonomy … without Federal interference. Sadly, it will still be a dream.

      • Welcome Kee. It is just I am….. exhausted…. at reading the other commenter feedback without looking at the overall picture and situation – such as it is – in Penang in particular, and Malaysia in general.

        Growing up in the crowded low cost flats where “politics” to us is just white noise and aunty market gossip with little importance compared to earning a living to survive (Or computer games for that matter), it is really a sad realization that the vast majority of Malaysians do not care to understand about the differences between federal and state powers, and overall politics… and simply sling words about and blaming the state government for issues that maybe outside of states control.

        Honestly, I would have just lurked, avoid commenting, and just ignore. But the various comments I have read in this blog due to the PPS just struck a chord in me. Once this issue is resolved – badly most likely – I would happily fade away.

        As an aside, I can’t believe I have to register to comment here just to save my name from being used.

  34. Prior to the setup of pps, there is already three active voluntary patrol units existed in the state. The pps is setup with political motives to rival pks, the group supported by bn.
    There is one independent patrol unit without political affiliation. The group was setup after the members got disillusioned with the constant politicking of other groups.

    • A son who abandoned his father.
      He had his Godmother 1st Lady at his wedding table instead of his mother.
      Need I say more?
      A Jaguh kampung who can only collect silver at World Championship and Olympic, nothing more.

    • BAM must answer for the poor showing of our shuttlers at Copenhagen.
      Notice the Koreans have 3 doubles pairs in top 4 while our coaches are still experimenting with different combinations without success.
      LCW will face Lin Dan in Asian Games.
      What’s your bet?

  35. Just follow the law and set a good example. Just get it register, what is the problem. Always trying to defy the law

  36. Enough is enough from the Pakatoon. The police are just doing their job. Always doing illegal thing like rally, 505 demonstration and now using an illegal entity to capitalize politically. Please use the proper channel. If the kucing think that PPS is legal then show proof and fight in the court of law to clear your name. Don`t always hide behind demonstration, rally and illegality

  37. I believe if PPS was formed by Bn during Tsu Koon’s hay day,such arrest won’t happen.Frankly speaking,the arrest would further antagonize the people of Penang and MCA,Gerakan and MIC would be punished even more severely in the next coming general election.Pro-bn supporters will be having short term giggle but we Penangites know very well umno/bn can never be able to gain control of this state,the Pearl Of The Orient.

  38. Can someone clarify for me.. in my area in Selangor, volunteers can join Rukun Tetangga for neighbourhood patrol and NGOs to provide emergency relief and events security. The organizations get state govt support so funding is not issue.

    Is there anything different with Penang Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS)?

  39. We are living in dangerous times. They know they are abusing their power. Its all simply based on self-righteousness, simple neanderthal over-arrogance of power – the law, principles, etc. all completely irrelevant.

    • When the existing & established rule of law is further interpreted & manoeuvred by the hands of opposing sides, the consequences can be either enlightening (of laws) for the better or confrontational for the sake of opportunistic opposing or entrapment.

      The Rakyat (in this case Penangites) will be led either by the Red+Blue noose to such ugly confrontation (notwithstanding it’s hard earning 3 meals), or worse being heart-hardened to authorities to the gleeful tunes of irresponsible politicians + financiers (of PPS) for self-interest political gambits.

      In the game of chess, such a tactical gambit (Sunday morning parade by PPS) is an opening move in which a player (irresponsible politicians + financiers of PPS) makes a sacrifice, typically of a pawn (PPS ignorant & innocent members), for the sake of a compensating advantage (political affront bordering on euphoria).

      Yes, we the bodoh-bodoh Penangites are living dangerously in an ambience of courting unnecessary troubles led by ego-maniac, self-conceit politicians who believe in the 9 lives of opportunism.

  40. This is sad. I don’t personally know Mr. Phee , but from what relatives and market aunties shared and gossiped, his intention for the PPS is to give not just average Penang volunteers, but also outcasts from society – ex-gangsters and the like – the chance to contribute something meaningful and productive to society, be it time or effort. I can’t see any good outcome for Mr. Phee or PPS : negative comments from media, politicians, and opinions spreading around as it is. Really sad.

    • his intention for the PPS is to give not just average Penang volunteers, but also outcasts from society – ex-gangsters and the like – the chance to contribute something meaningful and productive to society

      Is the setup of PPS professionally organised & maintained & monitored?
      Or is it more for some individuals with gangster history (alleged) to help setup PPS so as to ‘legally’ continue their penchants for illegalities using readily available gangsters under an umbrella of state endorsement?

      Q: How can a volunteer unit help change gangster behaviour, much less CHANGE their attitude or appetites for violence / anger release at instances of troubles during duties? Even the professionally organised jail system cannot do much to change hard core criminals, what hope is there for a hastily set up social volunteer unit to play angels’ evangelical mission for gangsters without even a psychology department to screen, counsel & monitor violent behaviours among its members, without a self defence cum security training unit to train volunteers the right way to conduct.

      My perception of PPS is this: it is a dangerous set up which will only endorse & enhance the ‘violent-empowerment’ of some gangsters. Too bad for some individuals with a heart of gold to volunteer to serve society under a questionable, unprofessional setup.

      When I see a group of Tze-Chi volunteers, I feel safe & receptive to their presence for genuine & peaceful social work. The same cannot be said of some PPS individuals (depending on your luck).

    • PPS can counter the menace of Mat Rempits.
      Now Mat Rempits can terrorise Penang, be very worried!

      Datuk LCW could be disturbed by this event to lose to Chen Long in World Championship? At 0.14am, TV2 cut short the live telecast medal ceremony just before the China flag is raised with the chinese national anthem being played.

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