Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Zainal Abidin - Salute to the 90s

1) The Sun on Thursday August 7, 2014 posted a highlight of 90s that premiers on Sunday 10pm on National Geographic Channel. This is a little bit of music which Zainal described an exciting decade in his singing career.

2) I truncated this piece for readers to read as it described a little bit about our local music scene during 90s. Here goes:

Among the singers who ruled the music charts then was Zainal Abidin, the former frontman of a rock band Headwind. Zainal later went solo and became a star in his own right singing his pop-ethnic songs about the environment.
"The 90s was an exciting decade for me," said Zainal. "It was history in the making for my career and for my age. The music scene in the 90s was one of the best times of my life."
Zainal's first solo album - the self-titled album Zainal Abidin (1992) - had tracks such as Hijau, Inayah and Baba and these became his signature songs and sustained his career over the decade.
His follow-up album Gamal and Terang also consolidated his position as an artiste. In fact, it was based on these albums that singer-songwriter Phil Collins invited Zainal to record the Malay version of the songs featured in the movie Tarzan.
Zainal also describes the 90s as an era when music and artistic works were very competitive.
"No one wanted to be someone else. Everyone wanted to be themselves. Real talent could been seen." He cited Sheila Majid who had emerged in that era with her unique singing style and stood out from the crowd. After the 90s, Zainal said artistic talent had become more formula driven.
"When Siti Nurhaliza became a hit, all the new artistes had to 'sound' like her. That was not the case in the 90s," he added.
He points out that the 90s was special to him because that was when he got married, had his first child and became a solo artiste.
"People thought I had taken a wrong step when I went solo. Up to that point, I was known for love songs and ballads. Then I switched to singing songs about the environment with a Kelantanese dialect.
"People said that it would not work. My philosophy back then was not to give people what they wanted to hear but rather offer my best. So I came out with something very different."
Zainal said that at first, his fans thought he was being political or being religious. It took time to convince them it was all about the environment and conservation. However, once they understood,Hijau<?i> became an anthem to save the environment.
"It came out at the right time and at the right place," Zainal admitted. "People were getting tired of hearing the same thing over and over on the radio. Suddenly, there was a song that made them want to learn more. If I came out with it now or before the 90s, it would not have worked."
 3) Zainal have said "No one wanted to be someone else. Everyone wanted to be themselves". This is the basic principle in music - one must have their own identity, not a copy of someone else. I am quite sure when artist reach certain level of their quality, they turn to be more matured, and the music they brought would have some impact, the lyric and music will would have more maturity, which normally happen to most season musician and artist. Do you think Ramli Sarip sound like Led Zeppelin or Amy Search trying to imitate Steven Tyler? No I don't think so. Yes they used to singing like the original singer initially, but as the time goes, they became themselves neither a copy of other singer nor it original singer.

4) The other thing he mentioned "My philosophy back then was not to give people what they wanted to hear but rather offer my best. So I came out with something very different". It is like a acquired taste of any food, that not necessarily can be acquired by someone else. It is like two sides of coin that has pros and cons, that not necessarily correct either way.

5) And he admitted "It came out at the right time at the right place. People were getting tired of hearing the same thing over and over on the radio. Suddenly there was a song that made them want to learn more" and this has proved his principle of not giving people what they wanted to hear, but giving his best. So he came out with something very different.

6) Zainal Abidin feat also can be applied in other field we wish to join. The only thing is, we must have courage, determination, believe and have done proper study before proceed to jump in.        

Monday, September 8, 2014

Najib Perlu Bangun Dari Lamunan

1) Kenyataan Hishamuddin berhubung ISA tidak akan dikembalikan jelas memberi kesan yang tidak baik kepada UMNO dan orang Melayu khususnya. Aku percaya lebih 50% bahagian UMNO mengusulkan ISA dikembalikan pada perhimpunan agung UMNO nanti. Jelas sekali pandangan Hishamuddin tidak menepati kehendak akar umbi UMNO.

2) Inilah senario yang berlaku kepada politik UMNO ketika ini - suara akar umbi tidak sampai ke pucuk pimpinan. Jelas sekali Hisham yang juga naib president UMNO membelakangi suara ahli UMNO hanya kerana ini menjadi juara di mata president UMNO/PM. Mungkin beliau terhutang budi kepada president parti kerana secara tidak langsung telah membantu beliau dalam kempen mempertahan jawatan naib president UMNO baru - baru ini. Akibatnya beliau bertindak menjadi orang suruhan president parti dengan membelakangi suara akar umbi.

3) Sudah terlalu banyak kesilapan yang telah dilakukan oleh PM ketika ini - pemansuhan ISA merupakan salah satu daripadanya. UMNO yang merupakan suara dan tunjang kekuatan orang Melayu - yang bertanggungjawab mengekalkan jawatan beliau sebagai PM telah dilupakan. Sebaliknya beliau terus melakukan kesilapan dengan terus memberi muka kepada parti pembangkang dan orang yang menolak beliau ketika PRU13 yang lepas. Beliau jelas tidak belajar daripada kesilapan, dan aku percaya kesilapan akan dibayar dengan hukuman bila sampai masanya kelak.

4) Kesilapan Pak Lah tidak dipelajari dan diperbetulkan, kesilapan pada PRU13 adalah akibatnya. Aku percaya beliau akan dihukum pada PRU14 nanti, malangnya beliau dari parti UMNO/BN, bukannya dari parti PKR. Akibatnya orang Melayu yang akan menanggungnya.

5) Adalah terlalu banyak keputusan beliau yang jelas tidak disenangi oleh ramai orang termasuklah aku. Terdapat suara yang mengatakan beliau kurang jiwa Melayu, terlalu pro Barat - rundingan perjanjian TPPA menimbulkan perasaan risau orang Melayu kerana masa depan orang Melayu bakal dikorbankan hanya untuk memastikan Malaysia memeterai perjanjian tersebut. Tidak banyak maklumat yang boleh didapati oleh rakyat Malaysia berkenaan perjanjian ini.

6) Tiada matlamat dan langkah yang khusus dilakukan oleh kepimpinan UMNO/BN dalam usaha mengembalikan Selangor kepangkuan BN/UMNO. Muka lama terus dikekalkan - yang jelas telah gagal. Mungkin PM sebagai ketua perhubungan UMNO Selangor patut digugurkan, digantikan dengan muka - muka baru yang lebih fresh atau pemimpin - pemimpin senior yang lain. Masa terus bergerak, pendekatan langsung tidak berubah.

7) PM lebih percayakan penasihat - penasihat beliau yang jelas tidak sensitif dengan nasib dan suara orang Melayu. Sebagai contoh beliau boleh menjadikan mantan PM sebagai penasihat beliau, terdapat ramai bekas pemimpin - pemimpin senior UMNO yang boleh dijadikan penasihat beliau termasuklah Tun Daim yang jelas berpengalaman dalam soal ekonomi. Sebaliknya beliau lebih percayakan penasihat yang tiada jiwa kemelayuan yang tidak sensitif dalam soal makan minum rakyat. Sebaliknya beliau lebih percayakan penasihat - penasihat yang dibayar berbillion ringgit dengan wang rakyat - pemberian wang BR1M merupakan contoh nasihat murahan [cheap advice] - suatu kaedah yang banyak diguna pakai oleh ramai ibu bapa Malaysia dalam mendidik anak agar berhenti menangis.

8) Malaysia juga sedang bergerak kearah ekonomi perdagangan seperti yang diguna pakai oleh Singapura ketika ini, tiada usaha dilakukan untuk membentukan ekonomi yang bersifat jangka panjang, seperti industri pembuatan dan reka bentuk yang jelas memberi impak jangka panjang yang dapat memberi nilai tambah kepada keupayaan rakyat Malaysia. Slogan Malaysia Boleh sudah tidak kedengaran lagi, sebaliknya slogan 1Malaysia sering kedengaran - ironiknya hubungan sesama kaum masih tidak berubah, bersengketa sesama sendiri.

9) Angka - angka pertumbuhan ekonomi negara terus naik, peliknya kadar jenayah dan harga barang keperluan harian terus naik, inflasi terus meningkat. Sudah menjadi keperluan kepada setiap pemilik rumah mengeluarkan perbelanjaan tambahan bagi meningkatkan sistem keselamatan rumah, gril yang dipasang pada pintu dan pagar rumah tidak mencukupi, pemilik rumah haruslah membayar khidmat anggota keselamatan dalam mengawal keselamatan rumah masing - masing. Jelas sekali badan yang dipertanggungjawabkan menjaga keselamatan rakyat seperti pihak polis gagal dalam melaksanakan tanggungjawabnya. Soalnya di sini kenapa?

10) Petronas yang sebelum ini dijadikan pemangkin pembangunan dan penyertaan orang - orang Melayu dalam industri minyak dan gas yang berteknologi tinggi, melalui vendor development program (VDP), difahamkan sedang dikurangkan jumlahnya oleh pihak Petronas. Syarikat kereta Proton tidak diberi level playing field (handicap) untuk bersaing dengan syarikat - syarikat pengeluar kereta asing yang jelas mempunyai economic scale berbanding Proton. Kerajaan langsung tidak bersungguh - sungguh dalam membantu syarikat kebanggaan nasional ini.

11) Khazanah Nasional yang bertanggungjawab membantu syarikat - syarikat nasional di bawah seliaannya, lebih berminat menjadi pelabur bukannya sebagai pelabur yang memberi nilai tambah kepada orang Melayu khususnya. Akibatnya Syarikat Silterra bakal dijual kepada orang asing, syarikat kereta nasional Proton telah pun dijual kepada usahawan Melayu yang jelas memberi impak yang lebih baik berbanding pengurusan terdahulu ketika di bawah Khazanah. Jelas sekali DS Najib melihat sesuatu pelaburan itu dari satu sudut jangka pendek mahu pun sempit. Khazanah ingin menjadi Temasek Malaysia.

12) Percayalah wahai DS Najib, jika anda tidak berubah dan tidak belajar dari kesilapan, anda akan dihukum. Hukuman itu akan lebih dirasai oleh bangsa mu, dan anda akan dikenang oleh sejarah sebagai PM yang terakhir dari UMNO/BN. Kemusnahan yang dibawa oleh anda akan dirasai oleh anak dan cucu cicit mu dikemudian hari kelak.          

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Interesting Piece of Knowledge

1) Few months before fasting, my usual visitor Najieb visited my home. As usual we had casual discussion on wide ranging of topics. One of the topic that interest me - about human mentality and psychology.

2) While discussing Mr Najieb have drawn a piece of sketch of human psychology which I would like to share with any visitors in this blog. With this sketch it does help me to understand further about human psychology and mentality. It is actually a set of words that describes actual meaning of human behaviour and mentality.

3) Our topic of discussion derived from our day to day human interaction in political context. This subject is relevant to all of us and politician especially, because all of us are interacting one another and politician especially must know how to deal with people by knowing human psychology and what to react upon response they gather.

4) Human psychology as described above separated by a few branches, with the top of it lies faith and believe as we seen were based on reactions by several politicians against issues that happening to them. By having a deep faith and believe, then comes redha that leaving his or her fate solely in the hand of God. Faith and believe (Islam) lies ahead of maturity, whereby maturity developed through the circle of life that human encounter daily. The mistake committed is part and parcel that eventually will build up human character maturity.

5) Generally there were no wright or wrong in any path taken, it is maturity and principle that will determine our fate. We must "yakin" believe in it and must know it is not morally wrong and must redha (leaving it to God) after everything has been done - an instance of Mahathir decision during his premiership has been used as a topic of discussion. Wether it is wright or wrong, eventually the truth will prevail - the sacking of Anwar Ibrahim is a clear example (it may not popular decision at that time but it was wright decision). In the prologue of his book in Dr Mahathir's Selected Letters to World Leaders, he has mentioned in quote "Wether I was a good or a bad Prime Minister is, of course, not for me to say. When I am dead and gone, the judgement would be more accurate. Since I would not be around then, it would be quite meaningless to me. My children and friends would be the ones to savour the truth and bear the pain of whatever I am condemned for." This quote revealed a deep faith and believe in God that Dr Mahathir have in his heart, a redha to whatever consequence that might befall to his children.

6) There's also arrogance and pride being discussed, what differentiate between arrogance with pride?. For example, does having a national car will be considered a pride or arrogance? Or an inferiority complex? Malays as example alway labeled an inferior race, lacking in technical know-how, thus shouldn't build their own national car. A German's never considered arrogance by having their own national car, instead it was considered a pride. Being a Muslim we must have a pride not arrogance, since Islam forbid it followers from being arrogance, because it will leads us off the rail. We always fail to differentiate between a pride and arrogance, thus resulting us uphold a mislead believe.

7) Education also playing a part in shaping human quality - a step to maturity. Education not only happen in school but also happen outside of school. Children generally inherited some sort of qualities from their parent. This quality will be pass on from one generation to another. Life experience also sort of education for human maturity and character building "life is a journey not a destination".

8) Dr Mahathir is no longer a matured politician, he has exceeded that path by becoming a season politician - a quality that statesman must have. He has passed all the characteristics sketched above, which ultimately lies the concept of faith and believe that creates a redha. 

9) I am quite sure, none of our ustaz ever taught of this, in fact it is also part of teaching that Islam taught us. As Dr Mahathir have taught us, Islam is a way of life or ad-Din, not only a set of ritual or "ibadah" that our ustaz usually teach us.                                                                        

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Kassim Ahmad - Satu Lagi Kejutan

1) Sekali lagi kejutan dibuat oleh Kassim Ahmad. Kali ini bukan melalui karya - karya atau catitan kontroversi beliau. Tetapi ucapan beliau ketika seminar Kassim Ahmad Suatu Penilaian yang dibuat di Yayasan Kepimpinan Perdana dimana ucaptama dan perasmian telah disampai oleh Tun Dr Mahathir.

2) Sejujurnya aku berminat untuk menghadiri seminar tersebut, tetapi malangnya aku tidak kesempatan disebabkan kesuntukan masa. Nama Kassim Ahmad bukanlah baru pada aku, malah arwah ayah ku amat meminati beliau, mungkin kerana pemikiran beliau selari yang lebih bersifat sosialis ketika dahulu. Suatu lagi persamaan diantara mereka berdua ialah, kedua - duanya amat meminati dan mendalami al-Quran. Ketika akhir hayat, arwah banyak mendalami Quran. Arwah banyak berkongsi pendapat dan pandangan dengan sahabat karib beliau Abang It (aku kurang pasti nama sebenar beliau), Abang It sering kerumah untuk berbicara dengan arwah, berbagai - bagai topik dibincangkan termasuklah al-Quran. Abang It bukanlah seorang yang digemari oleh orang kampung, beliau tidak mempunyai ramai kawan, malah tidak ke masjid setiap kali sembahyang Jumaat, tetapi beliaulah kawan baik arwah ayah ku. Malangnya aku masih kecil lagi untuk berbicara dan mendengar perbincangan mereka berdua. Setahu aku mereka juga pernah berbicara tentang perbezaan terjemahan al-Quran dalam bahasa Inggeris oleh beberapa orang penterjemah.

3) Antara hadis dan al-Quran haruslah diketahui darjatnya, yang manakah patut diutamakan jika berlaku pertelingkahan hukum antara dua hadis. Malah pada aku, ajaran Quran itu perlu dituruti, manakala hadis pula adalah pelengkap ajaran Islam yang dibawa oleh Nabi Muhammad SAW. Begitu juga darjat antara Allah dengan Nabi Muhammad SAW, sudah tentu Allah itu lebih tinggi dari Nabi Muhammad SAW. Mungkin ada kebenaran apa yang diucapkan oleh Kassim Ahmad, yang mengkritik umat Islam, yang telah meletakkan darjat Nabi Muhammad itu setaraf dengan Allah SWT. Sedangkan baginda merupakan Rasulullah atau wakil Allah. Umat Islam ketika ini juga telah meletakkan hadis setaraf dengan al-Quran sehinggakan sanggup mengkafirkan saudara seagama dengan berlandaskan hadis semata - mata.

4) Sejak kewafakatan Nabi Muhammad SAW lebih dari 1400 tahun dahulu, berbagai - bagai tafsiran telah dibuat oleh para ulama, baik dalam soal ilmu fiqah mahu pun ilmu tauhid. Hasilnya umat Islam telah berpecah, dan bercakaran sesama kita. Umat Islam jelas jauh terbelakang dalam serba - serbi, semuanya disebabkan tidak lagi menuruti ajaran Islam yang sebenar, ajaran Quran yang turun sebagai wahyu Allah SWT yang dibawa diajar oleh Nabi Muhammad SAW. Umat Islam lebih terpengaruh dengan ajaran ustaz - ustaz dan golongan yang dilabel sebagai ulama yang mendakwa mereka sahaja yang berhak menentukan dan mentafsir al-Quran. Sebarang bentuk usaha untuk mendalami al-Quran akan dihalang dengan mendakwa hanya mereka sahaja yang boleh mentafsir al-Quran. Akhirnya kualiti umat Islam akan luntur. Yang tinggal hanya umat Islam yang dapat menerima bulat - bulat ajaran tok guru tanpa berfikir sama sekali. Jelas ia amat bertentangan dengan ajaran Quran yang menuntut umatNya agar berfikir dan menggunakan akal dengan bijak.

5) Akibatnya selama 1000 tahun lebih sejak kewafatan Nabi Muhammad SAW, umat Islam telah berpecah disebabkan oleh ajaran para ulama ini. Sedangkan Islam yang dibawa oleh Nabi SAW hanyalah satu Islam, tiada dua atau tiganya. Tiada mazhab Syafie, mahupun Hambali atau pun Syiah yang dibawa. Inilah punca sebenar perpecahan umat Islam ketika ini, berpunca dari tidak lagi mendalami ajaran Islam sebenar yang diwahyukan melalui RasulNya, sebaliknya lebih mempercayai ajaran ustaz - ustaz.

6) Hadis hanyalah sebagai pelengkap - yang melengkapi ajaran Quran. Quran itu mukjizat, tiada cacat celanya walaupun berusia lebih 1400 tahun. Manakala hadis datang selepas kewafatan Rasululah SAW, yang dikumpul oleh para ulama terdahulu 200 tahun selepas kewafatan Rasullullah.

7) Aku percaya ulama terdahulu, yang mengkaji dan mengumpul hadis, menjalankan penilaian dengan berlandaskan al-Quran untuk menentukan kesahihannya. Tapi perlu diingat, manusia itu tidak dapat lari dari cacat cela dan membuat kesilapan, ada khilafnya, kerana itu merupakan fitrah kejadian manusia itu sendiri yang merupakan khalifah di muka bumi ini. Justeru pada aku tidak semua hadis boleh diterima secara mutlak, bergantung kepada zaman. Malah terdapat juga hadis yang bertentangan walaupun ia datang dari kalangan mazhab al-Sunnah Wal Jamaah.

8) Aku dapati pandangan Kassim Ahmad agak idealistik apabila beliau membicarakan tentang sosiologi dan socio engineering. Perlaksanaan ideologi berdasarkan apa yang beliau fahami dari al-Quran juga boleh dipertikaikan, contohnya apabila beliau membicarakan tentang timbang dan tara [check and balance] yang dianggap idea dari Barat. Pada aku sistem geopolitik Malaysia masih memerlukan parti pembangkang dalam menjadi pengimbang tara kepada parti pemerintah agar tidak lari landasan yang betul. Walaupun realitinya parti pembangkang gagal dalam menjadi pemangkin atau pembangkang yang membina kepada negara dan rakyat. Tetapi secara paktikalnya inilah sistem yang terbaik yang kita ada ketika ini walaupun terdapat cacat celanya.

9) Bersediakah rakyat Malaysia menerima sistem yang baru? Setidak - tidaknya bersediakah rakyat Malaysia  menerima sistem komunis yang masih lagi dilaksanakan oleh China ketika ini? Sistem satu parti yang mentadbir dan memerintah secara absolute. Aku agak skeptikal dengan penerimaan rakyat terhadap sistem komunis mahupun sosialis, rata - rata masih lagi kurang matang dan tidak bersedia menerima setiap sistem baru jika ingin dilaksanakan. Malah jika diamati China juga melaksanakannya setiap sistem secara beransur - ansur, contohnya dengan menerima sistem ekonomi terbuka yang bersifat kapitalis tetapi diperintah secara komunis dan sosialis. Begitu juga dengan Mesir, Bangladesh mahupun Iraq, dapatkah negara - negara ini melaksanakan demokrasi? Sejujurnya aku kurang pasti dan ragu - ragu, malah mungkin sistem kuku besi mahu diktatorship merupakan yang terbaik untuk negara - negara ini. Perlu dingat setiap yang dicipta oleh manusia itu terdapat cacat celanya, kecuali ciptaan Allah SWT. Malah demokrasi yang diguna pakai ketika ini juga mengambil masa beribu tahun untuk dapat dilaksanakan . Sebelum itu manusia telah mencipta berbagai - bagai sistem, daripada feudalism, socialism, communism hinggalah ke demokrasi. Akibatnya berjuta - juta umat manusia telah meninggal atau mati akibat kesilapan, kelemahan dan salah guna kuasa yang terhasil dari sistem ciptaan manusia ini.

10) Perletakan martabat agama Islam seperti yang terkandung dalam perlembagaan haruslah dikekalkan, kerana ia jelas memberi manfaat kepada orang Islam di Malaysia. Walaupun memeluk Islam itu bukanlah paksaan seperti yang diajar oleh al-Quran, tetapi sekurang - kurangnya kedudukan Islam dalam perlembagaan itu sedikit sebanyak dapat memartabatkan Islam dan dapat mengelak dan mengurangkan kadar murtad di kalangan umat Islam di Malaysia, malah ia mungkin dapat menarik minat orang bukan Islam agar tertarik kepada Islam. Inilah perkara yang sering kita terkhilaf, mungkin di Indonesia isu murtad bukanlah merupakan polemik atau isu yang besar tetapi murtad merupakan isu yang sangat sensitif kepada orang Melayu di Malaysia. Jelas sekali budaya dan  perlaksanaan undang - undang di Malaysia amat berlainan dengan Indonesia. Bukankah menerima kepelbagaian itu juga merupakan salah satu ajaran Islam. Bukankah bagi mu agama mu bagi ku agama aku.

11) Percayalah tiada satu yang absolute dalam dunia, tidak boleh terlebih dan terkurang dalam perlaksanaannya, sesuatu yang berada di antara, seperti kata Kassim Ahmad "mudarat kalau tidak makan, tetapi kalau makan terlalu banyak pun mudarat". Inilah keindahan ciptaan Allah SWT yang sering kita terlupa.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Islamic Renaisance

1) A friend of mine suggested there will be the renaissance of Islamic empire or civilisation from the East, which will be from Malaysia. Honestly, I am doubt about it. And the first question came out from my mind, are we Malaysian Muslims practicing a true teaching of Islam that will elevate and redeem back the dignity and pride of our religion? My answer is not exactly. Why? Because the current scenario that happening around us prove my notion.

2) Generally Malaysian Muslims are religious addicted. Addicted with series of ceramah of so called religious preacher who fills their follower with a believe that do not bring added value to us as muslim and ummah. What we are more interested is the sin and reward we might get if we do this and that. We never ask this preacher, how we should do to change the fate of our muslim world? Our question is more incline towards a self centred issue, what we can and what we can't.

3) Fiqh creeds is more enticing than think Islam is a way of life. Frequently we ignoring other positive teaching that Islam taught us. We are easily deceived by certain preachers who disguise in Arabic customs, and accepted their teaching blindly without thinking twice. Eventually it lead us towards club of dooms, and thus a so called of Islamic renaissance gone with the wind, left in the memory never materialized.

4) The foundation and position of Islam in this country are well placed in the constitution, initiated by our forefather since independent. There's no constitution in any countries including Arab's that recognizing race by it religion. Only Malay have this privileges. Unfortunately there are many ungrateful Malays and "mudah lupa" [easy to forget]. They forget where they come from - obsessed by ego, considering their achievement solely theirs. Taking liberal thinking up to the point of obstructing other fellow brother from achieving the same feat - which is totally unfair.

6) They become ego, though they know everything, trying to lecture the government how to manage and run the country. A plague that infecting to most Malay nowadays. They never set on the reality drown in idealism. My worry is. If we do not change by now, a sort of punishment will come that will remove all the privileges that we enjoyed all this while. We do not have any one else to blame other than us. We can't blame other races for taking opportunities available. We can't blame other races for maximising opportunity they have.

7) We have ourselves to blame for allowing our inferior trait swallowed other races. We need to be more self centred against other races, have to be a type of Malaysian Jew, a kind of tit-for-that of doing things.              

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Renungan Untuk Peringatan Bersama

1) Sedarkah ketika kita sibuk mendedah aib orang, tanpa disedari kita telah membuka aib diri sendiri. Mungkin terlalu marah dan disaluti oleh dendam kesumat dan kebencian, kita terlupa terdapat 1001 aib diri yang diketahui oleh orang lain juga.

2) Orang putih kata "it takes one to know one" - mungkin bidalan ini boleh diguna pakai dalam situasi di atas. Macam abang aku kata, kalau kita hendak mendedahkan keburukan orang lain, kita haruslah benar - benar bersih / baik, kalau tidak ia tidak laku / valid.

3) Sentiasa beringatlah jika ingin melakukan sesuatu dan sentiasa bermuhasabahlah, kerana jika jujur dengan diri sendiri kita akan dapat mengelak dari melakukan kesilapan dan kesalahan.

4) Walaubagaimanapun aku ingin mengucap ribuan terima kasih kepada semua pengunjung blog ini kerana sudi meluangkan masa membaca dan mengulas setiap post yang disiarkan. Untuk pengetahuan semua, setiap post yang disiarkan hanyalah pengalaman dan pandangan peribadi aku yang bukan bertujuan untuk membuka aib orang. Kalau ada di kalangan pengunjung yang tidak puas hati, aku cadangkan agar pengunjung bukalah blog sendiri, ceritalah sepuas - puas hati apa yang tersirat di dalam hati. Bukanlah niat aku untuk jadi ajen penyiar fitnah pembuka aib orang.

5) Memandangkan keadaan sudah menjadi "PANAS", aku tidak akan teragak - agak untuk tidak menyiarkan ulasan yang dihantar jika didapati terlalu sensitif dan membuka aib orang yang berniat jahat dengan cara menfitnah.

6) Pada aku kita haruslah beretika baik dengan berlaku, jujur, adil, matang, "gentlemen", berterus terang dan bertanggungjawab atas setiap ulasan diberi, yang bukannya melempar batu sembunyikan tangan.

7) Sekian terima kasih.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mukhriz Berani Berubah

1) I had a long sms conversation with good friend Arbain regarding UMNO election result recently. Both of us agreed, the transformation promoted is merely a rhetoric by current leadership as to maintain the status quo, not about UMNO or Malay future in this country. In fact it is contradictory when president wish delegates to maintain the status quo while at the same time promoting transformation. The elected leaders in UMNO hierarchy doesn't mean acceptance of the people of Malaysia since UMNO only represent a small fraction of people of Malaysia. This result would not dictate much in coming GE14 result.

2) In this election Mukhriz has lost by mere 9 votes despite none of Pahang and a handful of Johor divisions voted him. Nonetheless he still racked up more votes than Hishammuddin - an achievement despite being not the chosen one by top leadership. Hishammuddin on the other hand has caught red face dissatisfied although being announces retained his position despite received a helping hand from president through his elusive campaign. While the UMNO supreme council has seen only 4 young leaders elected from 25 available. The rest are the same old faces and some dinosaur species elected.

3) I am speculate Hishamuddin post VP is a must for president as he need an ally since his cousin is a perfect choice to do that job as to contain his deputy influence in Johor since the latter came from the same state as his cousin. Johor is known a backbone of UMNO, a strong support from Johor is a must to maintain influence in UMNO. Without strong support from Johor means a sign of political demise.

4) Actually I am not too concern on who is the president, deputy president or VP of UMNO. What worries me more is what future hold for UMNO after this election. Are the 146,000 of UMNO delegates represent a true representation of the 28 million population of Malaysia? All of these will be answered in next GE14.

5) I am dare to say if Shahrizad elected to contest in any election that BN have an equal chances as opposition, the latter will lost in that election. Why? It is simply because her tainted reputation will drag UMNO/BN together. Unfortunately UMNO delegates doesn't see this, they are more incline to succumb president wish of maintaining status quo rather than thinking UMNO future. UMNO members doesn't see what happening outside of UMNO, they are tend to living in the comfort zone. But when the reality started to bites in, it was too late already and UMNO will gone with the wind. Consequently Malays fate will be gone too. All of these due to UMNO members and leaders failed to acknowledged and adjust to current situation or reality that happening around them.

6) This scenario prompted Mukhriz vying VP post as he has seen this reality that happening in recent GE13. Probably his idea and effort would bring sustainability to UMNO in the future. The party needs to be progressive and up to date with current scenario happening surround them, while at the same time maintaining its fundamental cause. Unfortunately UMNO members and delegates do not see this.

7) In today reality politic is about walk the talk, being dare and bold in every decision made, while at the sane time being inclusive to everyone - not only in the comfort zone but also in the outside world. Dr Mahathir has these qualities, 1999 election has proved that. He was once labeled Malay ultra, but during his premiership, he was seen as PM for all Malaysian. At one stage even DAP members voted him in the election.

8) To avoid from these unwanted scenario happen to UMNO and Malays, one need to go back to its original cause. Malay proverb once says "kalau sesat balik ke pangkal jalan". And this Malay proverb suits to current polemic. If no bold and brave decision made, UMNO can kiss goodbye in next GE14.