Live – Karpal receives standing ovation

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Karpal receives a rousing reception from a largely Muslim audience while Anwar announces that Pakatan parties have agreed that Pas should represent the alliance in the Tenang by-election. Live updates from the Pakatan national convention at the Dewan Millennium in Kepala Batas attended by more than 3,500 people.

Standing ovation: Karpal immediately after the convention this evening after touching on the thorny Islamic state issue

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flykly

why worry about what Gerakan K? we all know he’s struggling to pay his proton wira car loan while oggling at the toyota Alphards driven by MCA insiders.

wira

In my opinion, the present PR government of Penang is doing pretty OK. At least there is transparency in dealing with the most valuable commodity this state still has, albeit very little these days which is called LAND. I mentioned this before that the old BN government had set such a low standard for fiscal accountability that any government with an intention to serve the rakyat honestly and incorruptibly will be able to do far better. If we can extend this to Putra Jaya, imagine the billions that can be saved since the fiscal budget of Putra Jaya is more… Read more »

Phua Kai Lit

One more thing my dear K

You mention the “sodomite” stuff coming from the Singaporeans. Now what about those concerning the case of “that Mongolian woman”?

Phua Kai Lit

My dear K So, following your claims to their logical conclusion, if the Chief Minister of Penang is surrounded by “incompetents and sycophants”, then his regime will not be able to remain in power after the next state election. So, why are you getting into a frenzy with your denunciations of him? Or do you have a problem with a more efficient administration (“cheap” to you) in Penang that is a bane to UMNO/BN rent-seekers? So what if the Opposition Leader in Parliament is an alleged “Sodomite”? Scientists believe that there is a genetic basis to sexual preference and that… Read more »

Phua Kai Lit
Phua Kai Lit

Dear K

You can resort to childish name-calling if you like.
A reflection of your inability to engage in proper intellectual debate?

By the way, as a student of political science,
I am aware that many ordinary people vote AGAINST
corrupt ruling regimes and not FOR the alternative nipping on the heels of the corrupt ruling regime.

Oh, BTW, one of my former political science students is a high level advisor to the “Cheap Minister” of Penang. And I am very proud that I taught this person in the past!

K

Dr Phua Chu Kang I will be insulted if my students went on to be a “high level advisor” to the Cheap Minister. For he only surrounds himself with incompetents and sycopants. As I had said, your tiresome mantra of voting for Pakatan by default by voting against BN won’t work for the 2nd time. I think people would rather vote for KITA or the 3rd Force than the morally and materially corrupted and racist Pakatan. No way Malaysians would allowed themselves to be led by an alleged sodomite (whom the SG intelligence (purportedly) has proof against). Imagine if Pakatan… Read more »

K

Dear Wira…..Exactly my points too, that’s why we want the racist admin of the Cheap Minister to be kicked out of Penang. Jom mari ubah !!

wira

When the entrenched incumbents are immune and inert to their corrupt and racist ways, I cannot imagine why any sane person would still call the rakyat to return such a regime.

An alternative government may never be perfect but at least there is hope.
Let the opportunity and right to rule rotate between the 2 principal parties.
With this, the leaders can be made accountable for what they greedily pocket.

Phua Kai Lit

http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2010/12/20/1choice-for-malaysia/#more-10346

Sorry Gerakan K.
Miriam Mokhtar makes much more sense than you. I’m listening to her!

K

Dear old buddy Dr Phua Chu Kang… I think you are again mixing me with Gerakan K. It does make sense that Mariam (not Miriam)makes sense to you. Your track records here and elsewhere shows that you have a penchant for believing some of the most ridiculous and nonsensial arguments put forward by some of the less intelligent political commentators, as long as it agrees with your political thoughts. I bet that you agreed with Wan Azizah when she declared Anwar as a god’s gift to Malaysia right ? MM, of course, is the usual BN-basher and Pakatan lover and… Read more »

Andrew I

“I think you are again mixing me with Gerakan K.”

Perhaps Gerakan K will do you a favour and drop the K, though you must admit, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Besides, both of you display such indistinguishable traits. So, do forgive those who genuinely can’t tell you apart.

“…one of the Chief Propaganda Officer for Pakatan”. Isn’t there only one Chief?

If she is a Pakatan lover, does that make you a BN lover? It doesn’t have quite the same ring as the original N word lover, if that’s what you’re trying to convey.

Cheers.

K

Andrew I aka Dr Phua Chu Kang Gotcha ! I always knew that some of the folks here been using multiple identities and now it is proven that is the case. Any way, my pseudonym of “K” was given by Anil and not my choice. For some reasons he refuses to use my preferred pseudonym. I don’t know about Gerakan K, you can ask him/her yourself. N word lover ? Hello, why are you trying being a racist by insulting American Africans ? This is highly uncalled for… Anil, please censor his offensive post ! So much for Phua’s high… Read more »

Andrew I a.k.a. the bored pensioner

Thanks for the clarification, Anil.

So you see, with some people, you don’t have to prove the point you’re making. They do it for you.

Just like Gerakan K, he accuses without basis. Perhaps in their twisted minds, they think that they come across as believable to others.

That’s probably why he answers nearly every comment posted.

K

Actually most of these promises are mere bribes and sweeteners and nothing substantial. Yes, ISA abolishment is a good move but do we seriously think this will be done if they win ? Surely on the basic of what we have seen, this won’t happen. Pakatan probably use it to lock up BN leaders if they come to power. What we expect are much more, let me list some below: 1. Abolishment of restrictive law like -Printing press act -UUCA -OSA -Police act 2. FOI act 3. Restoration of local council elections 4. Teaching of Science and Maths in English… Read more »

K

I almost fell out of my chair laughing reading this news ! Come on lah, Anil, we expect more from you and not the same old pile of manure that Mkini/Minsider or worse still Malaysia Chronicle dish out on daily basic. You are much smarter and far more balanced to fall for such jokes. I guess that with their poor command of English, the PAS members probably thought the great “over my dead body” Karpal himself now willing to have an Islamic State. Otherwise why would PAS members give him a standing ovation ? In any case, despite his request,… Read more »

Sewel

Anil,
We know UMNO and Perkasa are not going to lose power easily. we foresee the biggest problem being alleged voting irregularities, postal votes and the alleged phantom votes.

wandererAUS

The very fact that Karpal had the courage to bring up this sensitive issue, was the main political parties in the Alliance, PKR, DAP and PAS have come of age and matured with responsibility. He earned the respect, given a standing ovation from PAS members… spoke volume of the Alliance desire to compromise and live together like true Malaysians…this will augur well for the future generations… especially, respecting each other’ beliefs and race.

K

Ya, Karpal has the guts but sadly Pakatan doesn’t seem to have the … to discuss this issue and keep sweeping under the carpet. Malaysians are no fools….they will vote with their feet come 13GE.

Sewel

Anil,
Our election catch cry:

“Say NO to UMNO”

K

Sewel

Pakatan never seems to learn their lesson. Instead of focusing on what’s bad with UMNO/BN, they should focus on their own stregnths. Oops, sorry, I forget that Pakatan got none. No wonder they are trying to divert rakyat’s attention to UMNO.

Anyway such tactics wont work in the next GE. Just watch…

Sewel

my dear K, dont worry so much. Once Pakatan comes into power our immediate aim is to bring the economy back up on track again. we want to make sure all the abuses of the previous government are immediately attended to. The first thing we will do is talk to people like Ambrin Buang, the Auditor General on how to implement his recommendations in Government. We at Pakatan are very sure if we win government people like the current AG will be migrating overseas immediately. I can guarantee you power to the courts and the judiciary will be returned. The… Read more »

K

Ya right Sewel, I am sure you will be promising that Malaysia will be overtaking Singapore and even the US within next few years and all Malaysians will be millionaire.

Sewel, the times that Pakatan can fool Malaysians long gone. Nowadays even Kampung people are very savvy and knows what’s going on.

Just the other day I was back in my old kampung and the talk there is all about Anwar and the wikileaks.

Kahar

True change will never come under Najib’s constant shout of slogan and acronyms, with myth perpetuated by the mainstream media.

The ‘dacing’ of BN is an imbalanced one.

The real change is to vote them out.

Gerakan K

Karpal received standing ovation and first 100 days reforms plan being announced.

It sounded great,

but RPK (PR staunch supporter) said PR = a pile of s… [1][2]

If so why bother ???

Reference:
[1]Spinning out of control (http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/no-holds-barred/36745-spinning-out-of-control)
[2]Pakatan Rakyat – A pile of shit? (http://www.malaysia-today.net/mtcolumns/letterssurat/36774-pakatan-rakyat-a-pile-of-shit-)

Andrew I

There is a difference in intention to criticize. Your intentions and his are poles apart.

Gerakan K

Double standard !!!

Andrew I

It’s good that you agree with RPK. If only you could also agree with everything else he says about BN.

If you don’t, that’s called having double standards.

Yang

Well said Andrew 1

Yang

Gerakan K,
Can UMNO give you or Gerakan, MIC or MCA that ovation. … You will never be treated as the same, thats no wonder you would like to be like that Ridhuan Tee a something I do not wish to keep repeating.

charleskiwi

Now that … LKS is not seen as one of the leaders of the opposition the chances of success is slightly better than before. But it still has … AI as one of them and this no doubt will have an impact on the support. I know it is expecting too much to wish for but it is the hope of many Malaysians to have a clean good opposition to take or shall I say to kick the corrupted morons from Umno out of their places. Also I am still waiting for AI to come up with the explanation on… Read more »

Sewel

What Uncle Karpal is saying is that we all agree that the State religion of Malaysia is Sunni Islam. We are all supporting this. This is guaranteed in our constitution. But because Malaysia has a large non-Muslim population then we must make sure there are guarantees and safe-guards in place for non-Muslims in Malaysia. In other words the religion a Malaysian follows is his personal matter. He cannot be discriminated against because of his religion or race like we have today by UMNO and Perkasa. Islam practiced in Malaysia is a very moderate and progressive form of Islam. Evan Muslims… Read more »

K

So Sewel…is this request by Karpal any different from what we have now ? So what he says is no to Talibanisation of Malaysia. So what’s LKS, LGE, Anwar and Nik Aziz say on this ?

DAP busy “bodek-ing” the Muslims with our own Cheap Minister modelling himself as a ‘caliph’. I wont be surprised if LKS and LGE agree to Afghanistanization of Malaysia as long as they get the positions they want and leave the non Muslims in lurch in exchange for power.

Sewel

my dear K, dont be afraid of change. In Malaysia i think change of government will be good for all Malaysians. The rights of Muslims and non-Muslims is enshrined in our constitution. So dont worry. We need a change of government to put the May 13 ghost to rest. We need a change of government to let UMNO learn that it is just a political party and not above the law. Some of the dodgy deals done by UMNO will need to be accounted for if a Pakatan Government comes to power.

K

Of course I am all for change. That’s why I want Pakatan to be kicked out of Penang.

Andrew I

To be replaced by?

K

PAS !

Kahar

It is umno that is pushing us towards talibanisation and arabisation. For example: use of arab terminology instead of bahasa malaysia, allowing child marriage…

casper

The day after GE 13th, all ranking UMNO criminals are to be ISAed. Add to that, Bank Negara should be given the mandate to have all their assets or rather, stolen funds, FREEZED while a review/audit of their tax files the last 5 years be conducted.

Pakatan K

PR promised instant reforms within the first 100 days of them taking over Putrajaya. Among the reforms are: 1. A restructure of institutions including the Elections Commission (EC), the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Royal Malaysian Police. During a debate on the policy framework, DAP’s Anthony Loke said PR bring the MACC under the purview of Parliament. 2. A repeal of the Internal Security Act (ISA) 3. Instruct Khazanah Berhad, Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) and other government bodies to take over highway assets from the concessionaires in order to abolish the toll system. 4. A restructure… Read more »

Gerakan K

DAP’s GE 12 election promises/manifesto: 1) To protect Kg Buah Pala from demolition 2) To do local council election 3) No PORR and so on. And now, after almost 3 years in power, Kg Buah Pala already K.O. and local council election = miniature Penang Aliran run play play cum “syiok sendiri” cum no guarantee to be elected local council election !!! No PORR but PICC instead !!! How do I believe these 100 days reforms ??? Another sparkling GE 12 manifesto, ie strive to implement equality for all. But now in Kedah, there is 50% housing quota !!! DAP… Read more »

Andrew I

What we have seen since 308 is greater overall accountability. Gone are the days when you could do as you please. Never before has public sentiment been so important. I wonder why that is. Corruption. A word that has become so watered down everyone has forgotten that it is stealing. Yes, it exists everywhere but when something that was initially estimated to cost 1 billion ends up costing 4, can you seriously put it down to inflation? Politicians are public servants. With increased political competition, the public can only stand to gain. For people who love choices, it’s ironic that… Read more »

Yang

Gerakan K, You keep spinning half truth and true lies. What can we expect from a wannabe who keep saliving for that pittance. Are you an idiot or what. The demolition is the result of a court order. and the goverment and LGE has negotiated for a 600,000 house for the resident including relocation monies. Yes we have freedom provide you do not oppose UMNO and their sycopants. No onder you keep cravingto be a wannanbe knowing full well you are being treated … without any dignity at all. Yes the economy is OK until we are being drained of… Read more »