MH 17 HOW DOES THE WEST KNOW SO MUCH SO SOON?

Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 (2001) Now Malaysian Airlines MH 17 (2014)

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Oleksandr Kuzmuk, pictured above, the Ukrainian Minister of Defense who resigned after the shooting down of Siberian Airlines Flight 1812.

WAS PUTIN THE INTENDED TARGET OF THE MISSILE ATTACK

Times of India one of many media organizations reports that there is speculation that Vladimir Putin’s aircraft may have been the intended target of the missile battery that brought down MH 17. Both planes are painted in similar colours and if visual contact was required to take out the target, the colours of a Malaysian Airlines aircraft are eerily and deceptively similar enough to look like Putin’s Illyushin IL 96 aircraft.

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Whats interesting is that the Times of India once owned by Bennett Coleman is a very pro western paper with one of the largest if not the widest circulation of any publication in the English speaking world.

The claim or suggestion by the Times of India is no more a conspiracy theory than that being floated by US vice president Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott about what and how MH 17 met its end.

Perhaps the Air India pilots who flew within visual range of the ill fated MH 17 could shed some light on what occurred. They were only 25 Kms behind MH 17.

ANOTHER UKRAINIAN SHOOTING OF A CIVILIAN AIRLINER? LEST WE FORGET

The precedent for the shooting of Malaysian Airlines MH 17 in the Ukraine is the shooting down in 2001 of a Russian built Tupolev passenger jet a TU 154 by Ukrainian Armed Forces missile batteries on October 4, 2001.

In that crash 64 Siberian Air passengers and 12 crew on board the ill fated aircraft en route from Novosibirsk to Tel Aviv were killed when the plane was shot down over the Black Sea by a Ukrainian missile. No reason was cited for the shooting down of the plane except for the speculation that it was a military exercise gone wrong. The victims were mainly Jews.

There was an outpouring of grief and the Ukrainians were described as anti Semites by various Jewish groups following this event (and for their history of supporting Hitler and their documented careless disregard for human life in world war 2). It did not help that at the time of the crash their denials over the shooting down of a civilian airliner were equally careless as it is with the crash of MH 17.

More notably the Ukrainian armed forces then too offered speculative reasons as to what happened attempting to blame others for the shooting down of the Air Siberia TU 154.

DENIALS THEN AS THEY ARE NOW

It took a while for the Ukraine to admit that it had in fact shot down the aircraft. And that too after considerable pressure was brought to bear on the Ukrainian leadership by Russian investigators.

Ukraine’s then-president, Leonid Kuchma, eventually conceded that the Ukrainian military was responsible for the shooting down of the Russian passenger jet.

The day of the shoot-down of the aircraft occurred at a time the Ukrainian military was conducting a massive exercise which involved shooting down 23 missiles at drones.

“Experts say that the radar-guided S-200, among the farthest-flying and most capable anti aircraft missiles in the arsenal of former Soviet nations (at the time), simply locked onto the Russian airliner after it raced past the destroyed drone some 20 miles off the Crimean coast,” the New York Times’ Michael Wines reported then.

Then President of the Ukraine Leonid Kuchma accepted the resignation of his Minister of Defense, Oleksandr Kuzmuk, following the admission that the military was culpable.

From 2003 to 2005, Ukraine paid a total of $15.9 million to families of victims following a deal with the government of Israel.

Oddly enough the Ukrainians today rush to play what they say (without independent verification) that they intercepted radio conversation between Russian backed separatists discussing the shooting down of an aircraft at the same time MH 17 went down.

The west likewise keen to demonize the Russians and to take the heat off  the Ukraine on one side whilst conveniently taking the attention off Israel’s butchering of Palestinians by Israel’s military on the other is playing up that smokescreen of Ukrainian “evidence” that Pro Russian separatists brought the aircraft down.

If it indeed was a Russian mistake then how different a mistake would it be to that of the US shooting down an Iranian Air civilian passenger aircraft in the late 1980’s? In that particular instance, the US claimed its radar could not distinguish between civilian and military aircraft. How criminally convenient. But the west bought that excuse till the Pan Am disaster over Lockerbie believed to be revenge for the downing of the Iranian passenger jet. But the US un willing to test the resolve of the Iranians if they went toe to toe over that incident chose Libya instead to pin the tail on for Lockerbie.

THE MYTH OF THE AUDIO INTERCEPT

The latest from the “audio intercept” as the Ukrainians claim to have in their possession is one which requires very close scrutiny for what it does not say rather than for what it purports to.

The Russians have one of the most sophisticated field radio systems for communication in a battle zone which is designed to hop frequencies and to avoid detection.

The Russian made anti aircraft radio or wire guided missile batteries (BUK) which the Ukrainians and the Americans say brought down  MH 17 is in the military inventories of both nations.

The BUK (s 300 or its predecessor S 200) is a Russian designed and built anti aircraft system often marketed to client states via Belorussia and the state arms corporation Rosoboronexport. To “brother states” like the Ukraine it is sold directly. Most former Soviet states have these missiles in their inventories.

It seems that social media is attributing many absurd claims about the crash of MH 17 to a pro Russian military commander.  And the US and Australia appear to be lending credibility to these absurd comments each time they appear in the  press.

IT WAS ” (THE MUSLIM) COSSACKS” AND THE GRU- GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS

The rush to blame Russia and the Cossacks (the ethnic Muslim Russians who live in the Ukraine supporting Russia) in the “intercepted radio messages” is suspect.  Being Muslims they the Cossacks are an easy target of hatred worldwide. The apocryphal so called radio message “audio intercept” released by the Ukraine does not support Russian  (or any other trained army) protocols for communication on the battlefront in the field.

The Russians and their allies do not contact the GRU directly just as the filed operatives of US backed militia in Iraq, Afghanistan or other battle zones do not contact the CIA and its director directly to report an event. It is highly improbable and would be unprecedented if it did occur.

NEW IDEAS NEW TACTICS- NO SUCH THING AS AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER

There was no such radio intercept of the downing of the 3 other aircraft supposedly downed by Pro Russians separatists in the Ukraine. Suddenly all sides change tactics radically with the Pro Russian separatists speaking to the head of the GRU Igor Sergun and a Russian Major in the armed forces of the Russian Federation we are asked to believe by Holland and the US.

Then we have the paradigm shift in Ukrainian tactics of intercepting highly classified but uncoded open line communications between pro Russian separatists and Moscow.

What is tragic about this incident coming so close to the heels of the yet unsolved MH370 incident is that civilians are now more than ever coming to grips that there is no such thing as “innocent bystanders in a conflict”. That phrase coined by a Palestinian hijacker who hijacked a BOAC VC 10 aircraft in the early 1970’s told his passengers appears to have been prophetic indeed.

A LESSON FOR MAS AND THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT

It is time the government of Malaysia and its national Airline learned how to deal with the world and the western media by engaging professional media consultants regardless of their race colour class or creed when dealing with such disasters.

There is nothing wrong in an investment in quality, impressive public speakers (without the fake US accents) personnel, trained, knowledgeable  and savvy when dealing with the international media.

As it stands the prime ministers own ability to impress is impaired following the MH 370 incident. The then acting minister Hishamuddin Onn although not incompetent was short of what the media had expected. There is a special skill required to deal with a media organizations and agencies run by sensationalists ready and waiting to bait an ill prepared minister or other official in such situations. And that damage from not being prepared in such situations may be irreversible.

There is an art and a skill not present within the existing Malaysian media scrum. Neither is it present in Malaysia’s government apparatus capable of dealing with such a situation. And that’s a disaster in itself.

Government needs spokespersons who are skilled. People who are informed, with a legal background, international current affairs specialists who are forensic, articulate and possessed of people and crisis management skills sufficient for them to be able to interact amiably with the diverse and often hostile international media that throng to KL each time something like this occurs.

The Staccato Malaysian accent is horrible and for most of the time not understood. With punctuation and expressions all misplaced in what should otherwise be a short and sharp response is often dragged on, disabled by the accent, the diction, mispronounced words and inappropriate analogies.

It is best that Malaysia give the media a plausible explanation of events than for them to make up their own minds and lend their own interpretations in frustration from dealing with incompetent spokespersons.

Such a situation always ends up causing untold damage to a nation that has gained so much in a short time and has so much to lose in a shorter time by the poor handling of these events.

 

 

 

UNMASKING AMBIGA BERSIH AND ANWAR

​”The following is the first in a 3 part series of extracts from an article published on http://www.globalresearch.ca in its entirety. The author is Tony Cartalucci.​

AMBIGA ANWAR AND THE SELL OUT TO WALL STREET

Wall Street and London’s hegemonic ambitions in Asia, centered around installing proxy regimes across Southeast Asia and using the supranational ASEAN bloc to encircle and contain China, suffered a serious blow this week when Western-proxy and Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s party lost in general elections.

While Anwar Ibrahim’s opposition party, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) or “People’s Alliance,” attempted to run on an anti-corruption platform, its campaign instead resembled verbatim attempts by the West to subvert governments politically around the world, including most recently in Venezuela, and in Russia in 2012.

Just as in Russia where so-called “independent” election monitor GOLOS turned out to be fully funded by the US State Department through the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Malaysia’s so-called election monitor, the Merdeka Center for Opinion Research, is likewise funded directly by the US through NED.

Despite this, Western media outlets, in pursuit of promoting the Western-backed People’s Alliance, has repeatedly referred to Merdeka as “independent.”

FOREIGN MONEY BEHIND BERSIH, MERDEKA CENTRE  AND THE OTHER FRAUDSTERS

​Despite the US mobilizing the summation of its media power and pouring millions of dollars into the opposition party, including the creation and perpetuation of fake-NGOs such as Bersih and the Merdeka Center, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sailed to a comfortable victory in this year’s general elections.

The cheap veneer has begun peeling away from America’s “democracy promotion” racket, leaving its proxies exposed and frantic, and America’s hegemonic ambitions across Asia in serious question.

The BBC in its article, “Malaysia election sees record turnout,” lays out the well-rehearsed cries of “stolen elections” used by the West to undermine the legitimacy of polls it fears its proxy candidates may lose – with  the US-funded Merdeka Center cited in attempts to bolster these claims. Their foreign funding and compromised objectivity is never mentioned (emphasis added) :

Allegations of election fraud surfaced before the election. Some of those who voted in advance told BBC News that indelible ink – supposed to last for days – easily washed off.

“The indelible ink can be washed off easily, with just water, in a few seconds,” one voter, Lo, told BBC News from Skudai.

Another voter wrote: “Marked with “indelible ink” and voted at 10:00. Have already cleaned off the ink by 12:00. If I was also registered under a different name and ID number at a neighbouring constituency, I would be able to vote again before 17:00!”

The opposition has also accused the government of funding flights for supporters to key states, which the government denies.

“Independent pollster”  Merdeka Center has received unconfirmed reports of foreign nationals being given IDs and allowed to vote.

MERDEKA CENTRE, ANWAR AND BERSIH’S “INDEPENDENCE”

However, an election monitoring organization funded by a foreign government which openly seeks to remove the current ruling party from Malaysia in favor of long-time Wall Street servant Anwar Ibrahim is most certainly not “independent.”

The ties between Anwar Ibrahim’s “People’s Alliance” and the US State Department don’t end with the Merdeka Center, but continue into the opposition’s street movement, “Bersih.” Claiming to fight for “clean and fair” elections, Bersih in reality is a vehicle designed to mobilize street protests on behalf of Anwar’s opposition party.

Bersih’s alleged leader, Ambiga Sreenevasan, has admitted herself that her organization has received cash directly from the United States via the National Endowment for Democracy’s National Democratic Institute (NDI), and convicted criminal George Soros’ Open Society.

The Malaysian Insider reported on June 27, 2011 that Bersih leader Ambiga Sreenevassan:

“…admitted to Bersih receiving some money from two US organisations — the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Open Society Institute (OSI) — for other projects, which she stressed were unrelated to the July 9 march.”

A visit to the NDI website revealed indeed that funding and training had been provided by the US organization – before NDI took down the information and replaced it with a more benign version purged entirely of any mention of Bersih. For funding Ambiga claims is innocuous, the NDI’s rushed obfuscation of any ties to her organization suggests something far more sinister at play.

​THIS IS THE FIRST IN A 3 PART SERIES UNMASKING THE IDENTITY OF THE COUP PLOTTERS WHO SOUGHT TO HIJACK GOVERNMENT ON 5 MAY 2013.

BALASUBRAMANIAM: THE TRUTH AT LAST

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BALASUBRAMANIAM: A CANARY’s SWANSONG 

In a brief telephone conversation in September 2012 with the late Balasubramaniam a man we had followed closely at great expense, Bala agreed to come clean and to do so without his handlers being present.

That first opportunity was afforded to us through an intermediary who knew Bala well enough for him to feel secure without his handlers being present. The intermediary had limited access to Bala but enjoyed his confidence.

Bala’s handlers who he referred to by name, one of them lawyer turned politician Sivarasa Rasiah, the other two being the two men seated by Sivarasa’ side in the youtube broadcast published on or about 4 July 2008.

All three men it appears have a lot to answer for in regards to Bala’s misery and the fraud they helped perpetrate on the public. That fraud being the Altantuya affair and other highly contentious, defamatory comments relating to a number of people these 3 lawyers and their friends consider their enemies.

That event shown on youtube was a press briefing organized by Malaysia Kini at the behest of the three lawyers present in that youtube broadcast. It was designed to explain Bala’s (embarrassing) Statutory Declaration 1 and 2 (SD).

Bala told us in September 2012 that it was these  3 lawyers who had placed a caveat on his speaking to anyone outside of Malaysia Kini and selected opposition run media outlets and lawyers without their consent first obtained.

The late Balasubramaniam also admitted to our link that he was aware of our critique of his SD in our blog and claimed that he wanted the opportunity to answer some of the criticisms of his SD  carried earlier in our blog.

The authorship of Bala’s SD 1 and 2 he attributed to two lawyers. One of who he described as Sivarasa Rasiah who he said vetted the document. The other and the sentient mind behind his SD he named as Amrick Singh Siddhu. More on that in our earlier piece and later.

https://takemon.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/balasubramaniams-bombshell-a-consiracy-by-lawyers/

BALASUBRAMANIAM A PUPPET STRUNG BY LAWYERS

It was indeed a sad day when we discovered that Balasubramaniam could not speak freely to anyone after his disastrous and largely concocted claims about the death of Altantuya and his earlier testimony of the extent and nature of the relationship between her and Abdul Razak Baginda. All this from a man who professed the “truth” as his creed.

Balasubramaniam’s handlers realized not long after engineering the fiasco relating to disclosures by Bala over Altanatuya’s death as revealed in his SD 1, that they may have gone in way over their heads in the matter with Bala as their Patsy.

Promptly and in a desperate attempt at self preservation they chose to make the man Bala a prisoner in his own world and captive in theirs.

We were given access to Balasubramaniam after much cloak and dagger manoeuvring when a third party ( a former policeman minder who lawyers had arranged and was paid for by Pakatan) in September 2012 arranged for Bala to speak with us briefly over a mobile phone connection. His minders were not present. And we accepted that assurance from him.

The discussion with Bala was brief.  He sounded as if he were on the move and the line connection to him was poor as the signal broke up and distorted intermittently.

Bala agreed during that conversation that much of the inconsistencies in his SD as critiqued by us in our blog was authored by his lawyers.

He agreed that much of what he had deposed to in his SD’s was based on personal perceptions of people and events (as they were reported) and that his depositions were not aided with the benefit of any admissible first hand evidence or proof of events he had deposed to. Nonetheless he said he believed that the “best Malaysian lawyers” referring to those who had helped him cultivate his story had told him that with what he had deposed to in his SD “they” could prove the “truth” about the Altantuya affair.

There clearly were other voices and much chatter in the background in ‘Bala’s’ SD 1 at play as suspected by many. Clearly Balasubramaniam’s “admissions” were not of his own making. Clearly Balasubramaniam’s Statutory Declarations were of the Raja Petra Kamaruddin variety and made for some other and ulterior political purpose and not the truth.

Behind each of these was and remains, Anwar Ibrahim, shadowed cleverly by the DAP (who very intelligently have remained largely silent in the background) whilst the Indian and Malay components of the opposition joined elements of the Malaysian Bar in making the noises that now incriminate them.

BALASUBRAMANIAM A LEGEND IN HIS OWN MIND SPINNING YARNS FOR A PRICE

When asked if he personally liked Altantuya or had a relationship with her, It was vintage Bala all over again. “She actually asked me many times to go with her but I said no”. When asked why he was carrying out this crusade against the Prime Minister he said “she was very beautiful and I think Najib and some other people was jealous”.

We asked the question again, “do you know for sure how she died?“, his response was “Only God know that one”. It was the admission we wanted from Bala but perhaps a little more background to which we may never now be able to obtain from the man.

Balasubramaniam then asked if we were prepared to pay him for a full interview face to face and with his minders present. We asked him why? his response was one of an agitated and nervous person. “How do I know who you are? How do I know you don’t work for Najib? I have a lot of expenses and many papers and TV shows want to interview me even international”.   He followed that then with an abrupt “look I have to go now. If you are serious ask…….(our link man) to arrange for it. I am a busy man okay?”.

There was a brief exchange between our link and Bala and the conversation ended there. We spoke to two police officers in KL who had agreed to arrange a meeting with Balasubramaniam. That meeting however never materialised and with the intervention of fate now it never will.  

‘大耳窿’ THE AH LONG:

A SYMPTOM OF FAILED BANKING PRACTICES AND PERSONAL MORALITY IN AN INSATIABLE CONSUMER SOCIETY

 “The trade of the petty usurer is hated with most reason: it makes a profit from currency itself, instead of making it from the process which currency was meant to serve. Their common characteristic is obviously their sordid avarice” … Aristotle Greek Philosopher.

They are called ‘loan sharks’ in the west, Yamikinyu in Japan, Sauekar in Mumbai or the Kabuli in Delhi. They are the Kabuli because of their Afghan origins.

Ah Long (derived from the Cantonese ‘大耳窿’ ) is a term used to describe loan sharks in places like Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Operating illegally and most often under the patronage of unseen public officials and  corrupt police, the Ah Longs are the product of age old Triad practices that originated in the courts of the medieval clans and warlords who preyed on the poor and thrived on debt slavery in pre Maoist China.

Today the Ah Long in Malaysia operates via the convenience of a wide network of third party mercenary thugs and corrupt off duty policemen.

The Chinese Triads today employ mainly Tamils and Indonesian thugs to execute ‘enforcement’ of debt obligations for them. Typically these thugs are from the ranks of displaced and desperately unemployed youth willing to do anything for a dollar.

A RECENT EXAMPLE OF THE TRIAD THIRD PARTY MERCENARY CULTURE

The Triads engage these unemployed displaced youth in much the same way the wife of murdered businessman Leong Kian Sheong is alleged to have used 3 Tamil assassins to carry out the brutal murders of Kian Sheong and his mistress, Vivien Wong.

Wong’s and Leong’s throats were cut from ear to ear. A ceremonial and symbolic act the hallmark of Triads. The prevalence of Triad activities wherever Chinese communities exist is common as it is pervasive, widespread and sinister. The Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore do not like the existence or the history and cultural origins of the Triads mentioned along racial lines. It is an embarrassment and a convenience rolled into one for the Chinese especially where offences like those of the murder of Leong Kian Sheong involved members of two non Malay ethnic groups in Malaysia, viz the Chinese and the Tamils.

WHO AND WHAT IS THE AH LONG?

The Ah Long  is the loan shark who lends money to the vulnerable, the weak and the economically challenged. Typically their customers are people who are unable to obtain loans from scheduled banks and finance companies.

The Ah Long’s primary targets are inveterate gamblers, low and mid income families, the high level consumer and the asset rich cash poor sectors of communities of Malaysia and other south east Asian nations.

A ready made market exists in the upwardly mobile class of consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore in whose DNA can be found the genes of social climbers and the class conscious, whose ascendancy in society is acquired though financial gain and material possessions at any cost. Asians.

The Ah Long’s services are often spread by word of mouth and public notices. They boldly advertise in public in a style that deceptively borrows the language of licensed lenders and banks. As is the case with loan sharks in the west, in Japan, India and other places, the Ah Long is charcterised by the extraordinarily high interest rates he charges on short term loans unsecured and backed in redemption by the most unimaginable forms of violence and human degradation.

WHITE SLAVERY ORGAN TRAFFICKING AND THE AH LONG

You have among you many a purchased slave Which, like your asses and your dogs and mules,You use in abject and in slavish parts Because you bought them. Shall I say to you Let them be free, marry them to your heirs. Why sweat they under burdens?. . . You will answer The slaves are ours.’ So do I answer you.The pound of flesh which I demand of him is dearly bought. ‘Tis mine, and I will have it.”
(IV.i.89–99) (The Merchant of Venice)

Corruption through infiltration of Australia’s immigration and customs services has finally come to the surface. A report published by the anti corruption commission of New South Wales in December 2012 revealed serious infiltration into the immigration service by mainly Chinese drug gangs from abroad.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of a number of officers serving at terminals in Sydney, Melbourne and two other major air and sea ports in Australia.

Statistics reveal an alarming number of young women from the communities of Chinese, Viet Namese, Thai, and Japanese migrants working off Ah Long debts as prostitutes in the west. Many would have arrived in their destinations as students, casual workers in restaurants or factories arranged by Ah Longs and their corrupt network of associates in these places.

On arrival these victims soon discover that the promises of the Ah Longs of a better life in their new destinations is nothing more than an inducement to a life of inescapable misery.

None of the Asian social welfare groups intervene. Not the Churches, not the NGO’s nor their ethnic community groups. It almost always falls on the conscience of the European hosts to assist and to redeem these victims and where possible to repatriate them in a dignified way.

FOREIGN MAIDS- AN AH LONG BUSINESS

Another variation to the Ah Long theme is the menace and tragedy of the house maid phenomenon sweeping all of the prosperous regions of Asia and the middle east.

A large majority of these so called “maids” the NGO communities support are in fact victims of debt slavery. They are often transported to places like Malaysia under the ‘legitimate’ cover of maid employment agencies in order to pay off debts. And perhaps negligently and unknowingly the Churches support and patronise this practice of keeping maids in places as Malaysia by lobbying for more of them to be imported into places like Malaysia.

The vexed and highly emotive issues of the abuse of maids raised by the Catholic church, women’s groups and Irene Fernandez in Malaysia has focused on the working conditions of these victims of a form of white slavery. But none of them have a focus or agenda for eradicating the source of its evils and the trade itself.

There has been no comment or policy initiative from the Church, Women’s interest organizations or from Irene Fernandez herself a lead spokesperson of an NGO at the forefront of this issue.

Other vile and criminal methods inflicted by Ah Longs to enforce repayment of their loans include, serious assaults, knee capping, literally being fed to trained Rottweiler dogs in their cages, rape and forced oral sex on the spouses and female children of borrowers.

The practice has been reported in and around the KL, Kelang, the Syah Alam corridor of Selangor state where Ah Long predators are most prolific in plying their trade. Johore and Perak are not far behind the if statistical data on the subject is to be believed.

POUND OF FLESH- LITERALLY

There are at least 24 reported cases of new born male children of borrowers in Peninsula Malaysia, being offered or forcibly taken by the Ah Long in satisfaction of an unpaid debt. These children are then sold into the lucrative black market for male children to childless couples abroad.

The most common use for young women in debt default situations with the Ah Long is more often in prostitution till a debt is paid off and that could mean forever.

A disturbing trend common in China and India and now emerging in Malaysia and Singapore is the collateral of body parts in satisfaction of a debt.

A Tamil woman in Malaysia is reported to have been lured into sacrificing one of her kidneys to a compatible recipient via the Ah Long in Kuala Lumpur. Actual details of the transaction were made known to us by members of a local evangelical church in Kuala Lumpur. The irony of the transaction is that the recipient of the kidney is also known to be from a family of worshipers at this same church.

The practice is widespread in many developing countries and is beginning to grow legs in Malaysia.

NGO IGNORANCE CHURCH COMPLICITY AND THE DETERRENCE OF SHAME

Much of data collected from the public on the Ah Long culture in Malaysia and Singapore has been collected by foreign researchers and agencies who are more trusted by victims than their local counterparts whose only concern appears to be scoring political points.

The NGO’s in Malaysia are perceived to have no depth, knowledge or genuine concern for the welfare of the weak in their societies. Victims have nowhere to go. The churches in Malaysia too are distracted by the political debates that have been raging there and have no time for the victims of Ah Longs.

There is a widespread culture of mistrust of public officials and anyone even remotely resembling a public official in Malaysia. When it comes to reporting crime it is known that ‘shame’ crimes where especially the chastity of a woman is likely to be called into question 90% of them go unreported.

The more powerful cultural deterrent and disincentive to reporting the Ah Long is the underlying sentiment of shame attached to being a borrower. A borrower from an Ah Long at that. And it is that sentiment that deters victims from coming forward. The social stigma attached to being in the debt of an Ah Long and its ugly consequences further discourages more public discussion on the subject and reporting of the offences of the Ah Long.

The Ah Long is classed as the biggest social menace in Malaysia and Singapore. It comes a close second to drugs and alcohol and is often credited by social workers for family break ups and suicides especially amongst young women. Women the biggest victims of the Ah Long experience in families. Its consequences are too diverse to fit into a sociologists limited pigeon hole for quick analysis.

THE LONG REACH OF THE AH LONG

There was a time when the Ah Long was the local hoodlum or grocer who had extra cash and a bit of muscle to lend to people in desperate need of money for a wedding or funeral expenses. The practice was condoned but it nonetheless received a degree of social acceptance in the wider community at a time when insurance and banking products did not cater for such contingencies as they do today.

Surprisingly for a country at the forefront of Sharia banking and finance and a Muslim country at that where religious doctrine eschews usury and forbids it as one of the cardinal sins and the root of all evil, Malaysia has one of the world’s highest incidences of the Ah Long experience.

The scourge of the Ah Long is growing unabated in all major cities of Malaysia and has spread its tentacles to the rural heartland of Malaysia. It has reached all levels of society and its spread is said to rival that of the evangelical Christian youth movements and multi level marketing.

STUDENTS & POLITICIANS

Large numbers of Malaysians go abroad to study each year. Amongst this crowd are those who enroll at foreign institutions of learning as students as a means of migrating abroad seeking better economic opportunities than those available to them in Malaysia.

There have been a number of arrests of students engaging in illegal activities in their host nations especially in places as Canada, the UK, Australia, the US.

Non traditional destinations for commonwealth students like Holland, has featured in the spread of the Ah Long and its cultural base. Amsterdam, London and Vancouver have each witnessed an entrenched culture of the Triad develop like a rash in their midst over the past few decades.

In 1973, the Dutch government chartered a Sabena (Belgian Airlines) DC-10 to repatriate a plane load of Malaysian Chinese who they had rounded up, charged and convicted in Holland for various crimes ranging from heroin trafficking, extortion, protection rackets and prostitution.

It was then described by an Interpol officer as “the tip of a very large iceberg”. As alerts were issued for Chinese youth especially from Malaysia at various western entry points after the Holland incident in 1973, a tsunami of “students” slowly  began their gradual and intense migration to these lucrative destinations to ply their illicit trades on behalf of the Ah Long.

Students today account for more than 50% of the illegals from Malaysia into the west caught, charged, tried and deported for various Ah Long related crimes. Most of these sent by the Ah Long through their vast  network of travel & migration agents which includes a few lawyers in the destination countries and in Malaysia.

However the Ah Long’s most high profile couriers to date has been a Malaysian politician caught attempting to smuggle over a million dollars in cash into Australia. The politician in question was apprehended by alert security and customs officials at Brisbane airport two years ago. Sadly this politician is not alone.

DR. VICTOR CHANG – VICTIM OF THE AH LONG

In 1995 pioneering Australian Chinese heart surgeon Dr. Victor Chang was gunned down by two Malaysian Chinese gangsters in what police described as a failed extortion bid.  What’s not publicly cavilled is the proposition that Dr. Chang had in the view of some been the victim of the Ah Long and their Triad organizations. It is believed Chang had refused to sell a part of his invention, an artificial heart to Triad “investors” who had approached him in private to invest. The consequence of that refusal is now deeply embedded in the psyche of many Australians.

Whether there is any truth to that story with Dr. Chang is hard to tell. But to ridicule the proposition is foolhardy considering the extents to which Ah Longs and their Triad organizations have historically gone in the past in pursuit of money through extortion.

The Triads thrive in Sydney openly displaying many of their traits at restaurants in the water front and with the open soliciting for prostitution of young mainly Chinese women in most of Sydney’s major suburbs. The corrupting of Sydney’s police could not have been a very difficult task for the Ah Long considering the long history of corruption within the New South Wales police force and its other law enforcement agencies.

Many Australian politicians are known to have accepted bribes, expensive gifts and other inducement to favour Triad interest in Australia. It includes influencing immigration and business license decisions, government letters to Chinese business people engaging in business in South East Asia and China and for a variety of other purposes such as places at universities and favourable exam results.

AIRLINE STEWARDESSES AS ESCORTS AND MAS PILOTS TRAFFICKING DRUGS

More recently and notoriously an MAS airline pilot Thiagu Supramaniam was arrested in 2012 at Brisbane airport in possession of a five kilos of meth amphetamine first thought to be heroin on his person. And the problem does not stop there.

Thiagu is not the only known airline pilot involved in the trafficking of large quantities of high grade heroin, cocaine, ice and ecstasy on behalf of the Ah Long.

 More than half a dozen Malaysian Airlines stewardesses abroad particularly  in Europe and in the US have been caught doubling up as ‘Escorts” whilst on stop overs in these destinations. Holland, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Los Angeles being the new popular, lucrative spots for these girls to ply their second trade in because of the strong presence of Triads there.

The recent death of a Chinese Malaysian airline stewardess in Holland is widely believed to have been linked to the Triads whose presence in Europe is anchored in Holland. She is believed to have been a ‘working girl’ for the Triads unbeknownst to her family. The real cause of her death has never been revealed apart from the obvious, a fall.

Whilst Hong Kong and Taiwan have previously been  prominent in the “Escort” circuit for airline stewardesses, the preference for these girls and their Ah Long pimps has always been the larger cities of the west where the Triads are now a well entrenched criminal organizations.

PROSTITUTION RIFE AMONGST MAS STEWARDS AND STEWARDESSES 

The practice of prostituting airline stewardesses abroad is quite widespread. In fact it has been reported and brought to the attention of MAS management previously. The problem though is securing a conviction without which the allegations remain just that and the ability of management to act is limited without a conviction. Or at least that is the theory.

MAS stewardesses have long been “party girls” to board members and their official guests at functions in Malaysia and abroad. There are at least two known videos of prominent Malaysian’s from the 1990’s in compromising positions and situations with Malaysian Airline stewardesses. And the vice does not stop there.

By contrast Singapore Airlines (SIA) is know to chaperon their stewardesses whilst they are abroad knowing full well the temptation and propensity for such activities by Asian gangs preying on their girls whilst abroad. SIA too it is known have suffered the experience of the Ah Long preying on young vulnerable women whose families are in debt to them. However to their credit the airline has become more circumspect and vigilant about the problem now.

Reliance on Ah Longs and other shark lenders as alternatives to banking and its red tape in Malaysia as an industry now challenges the dominance of the regular banking and finance sector. This is  the case at least where private personal lending is concerned. The pervasive influence of the Ah Long has deeper and more sinister social undertones that are not immediately apparent in the “ economically prosperous  moral jungle” Malaysia.

Where gambling of all variety thrives especially amongst the Chinese communities in Malaysia and Singapore, the influence and long dark shadow of the Ah Long is ever present. Oddly enough their most desperate victims are the Chinese themselves and if for no other reason than their renowned propensity for gambling.

MURDER AND POLICING THE AH LONG MENACE

The Ah Longs menace has resulted in a number of documented suicides by debtors so hopelessly in debt and unable to cope with the psychological, physical and social consequences of their indebtedness to the Ah Long. The most tragic of which is believed to be the pilot of a Silk Air flight 185 that crashed into a lake in Sumatra Indonesia killing 97 passengers and the crew.

There are reports of murder directly linked to Ah Long activity. However the statistics in this area are somewhat blurred because prosecutions have been frustrated through the inaction interference and omissions of corrupt members of the police force and the involvement of lawyer intermediaries intervening to scuttle due process.

The disturbing trend is such now that off duty policemen are known to accompany Ah Long enforcers, along with Tamil thugs to keep watch whilst they “enforce the Ah Long’s rights” under the debt obligations against the borrower.

This is known to range from a straight forward threat, to molesting a female member of the household, taking a woman away “for a ride” giving the debtor time to make repayment in full within say an hour. The known consequences of these rides have often known to be, a rape, others sexual assaults not quite amounting to rape like forced oral sex and in some cases mutilation.

CONSUMERISM: SOCIAL STATUS AT ANY COST

A sociologist describes this phenomenon as a by- product of a consumerism. It is known to be common in societies especially amongst Indians and Chinese where social status expressed in material acquisitions, a larger house, a newer car, a child studying abroad, expensive jewelry, brand name accessories, overseas trips and other lifestyle addictions are common. But the greatest and most common source of the vice is from gambling. And the Chinese have no monopoly in this vice in Malaysia today although they control much of it.

Malays from across the spectrum of Malay society have acquired a taste for the good life and with it the promise of fast wealth from gambling. A game of chance. And with that many chance their lives away.

Government negligence is something that most people are unable to explain nor the government explain away. The cost to the economy is immeasurable at the social, human and economic level. The reason is that much of this vice and its effects often go unreported. Debtor victims are ashamed for being in debt and many more are ashamed of the punishments inflicted on them by the Ah Long. And the price they pay in various assaults, the degradation and personal humiliation for their sins is the price for their silence.

There is a particularly ugly and enduring stigma attached especially to female members of families of the Ah Long experience.

GOVERNMENT TURNING A BLIND EYE- A BLACK EYE IN FUTURE

If government were to seriously go about attacking this menace they would enforce available criminal sanctions against the Ah Long in an exemplary manner. Many within the police force and other government organizations would be affected if this did occur.

What the government may be ignoring in all of this also is a huge potential vote bank. If it only took the initiative to force “debt forgiveness” against Ah Longs or impose punitive high taxes on Ah Longs when caught to discourage them from continuing in the business it could well drive Ah Longs out of business and recoup unpaid taxes in their networks reducing considerably the impact of this huge social menace in Malaysia.

The Ah Long may well be Malaysia’s Greek debt problem which the state chooses to ignore. One day the chickens will come home to roost and that one day may not be too far away.

RAJA PETRA KAMARUDDIN TO RETURN

COMING IN FROM THE COLD

In 2011 in a highly controversial article in GRK we reported that Waythamurthi had been negotiating with government for his safe return to Malaysia. We also reported of the overtures Raja Petra Kamaruddin the mercurial and narcissistic blogger had been making overtures to government of Malaysia intermediaries for his safe return to Malaysia.

A few weeks ago it was reported that Waythamurthi returned to Malaysia via Johore Bahru. His return was uneventful. His office, Hindraf and Waythamurthi himself had long denied any overtures to government were made or that he was likely to strike any deal with the Malaysian government for his return.

Also read: https://takemon.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/anwar-will-not-be-pm-ambiga-kit-siang/

THE RUNAWAY PRINCE A PRODIGAL SON

We have learned recently that Raja Petra Kamaruddin better known by the acronym RPK, is to return to Malaysia. RPK is reported to have concluded a deal with government he has been negotiating for sometime  in exile to secure his return to Malaysia.

What is not known though is whether the deal struck between government and RPK will allow RPK to return to Malaysia prior to the next general elections. The next general elections, Malaysia’s 13th since it gained independence from the UK is due to be held on or before April 2013. It is not known whether RPK’s return will be postponed till after the event.

What is not also known are the finer details of the deal. Whether RPK will face court on a number of outstanding charges against him including several of criminal defamation and the more serious charges of contempt may well be part of the deal between RPK and government. The charges of contempt were contemplated or even laid by prosecutors prior to RPK’s hasty departure for the United Kingdom in 2010.

The government’s reasons for agreeing to allow RPK to return to Malaysia though are clear. From what we know they are not too dissimilar to the reasons that paved the way for a deal that allowed the Hindraf former exile Waythamurthi to return to Malaysia recently. But there is a quid pro quo.

ALL IS FORGIVEN- BUT AT A PRICE

As has also been widely known for sometime there has been a gradual ‘drip feeding’ of vital information to government about the structure and identity of key individuals within the opposition and their affiliated groups. The ‘drip feed’ comes from well cultivated and strategically placed insiders in each of the opposition led organizations. They include the Malaysian Bar, Bersih and PKR as well as the many so called NGO’s.

The Catholic church and its allies have also provided a rich vein of insider information through carefully placed informers within the church. It appears that God does work in strange and mysterious ways. The result is a long list of  individuals and organizations perceived to be threats to the peace stability and security of the country. And there is good reason for that perception. Many on this list are tied to the objective of the overthrow of government outside the ballot box.

Groups like Bersih are long known to have been connected to foreign governments and their covert operating units in the Asia Pacific region. The structure and operational strategies of many of these groups are now intimately known to government and its intelligence apparatus. Information obtained by government connects specific individuals directly with foreign governments, the so called “NGO’s” and their hidden agendas, the overthrow of the Barisan government.

Much of the funding and technical assistance supplied to local branches of foreign NGO’s, opposition political parties, the alternative and social media to disrupt local politics has a distinct European (EU) and American tinge to it. The list is said to cut across a very wide spectrum of government. The list includes public servants, the diplomatic corps and the judiciary.

Sadly top tier foreign universities from Harvard, the University of London, Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and Monash universitiy have also been identified as a training ground and host for the operations of the more sinister of these groups like the Neo Cons in Washington.

THE LIST

What is referred to as The list is highly classified and detailed report about cladestine anti government activities locally and abroad now in government hands. In it are listed the names of high ranking public servants. As expected, members of the Malaysian Bar, the Churches and a number of judges sitting and retired feature prominently in that list. Each is identified as having participated in one way or the other in attempts to overthrow government in Malaysia. All of the named are said to be either directly or indirectly connected to foreign organizations connected to foreign governments with a specific agenda for the region. The creation of client states.

More disturbing to government is the identity of two mid ranking diplomats currently serving at major diplomatic stations abroad. Their activities have been the subject of close scrutiny by government for sometime following ‘disclosures’ by former anti government operatives living locally and abroad. The information on suspects provided in detail by exiles and active members of opposition groups who have ‘turned coat’.

Reasons believed to have been given by insider informants for turning coat against their former colleagues we are told is that many are said to have become disillusioned and disatissfied with the very elitist, exclusive manner in which many of these opposition groups and NGO’s operate.

Many within believe opposition groups have become personal feifdoms and are treated like the private enterprise of its leaders. Ambiga, Waythamurthi, Guan Eng and Anwar are but 4 of the main examples cited for the proposition. The level of foreign penetration in Malaysia’s opposition aimed at destabilising government is quite extensive it appears.

Singapore thankfully in its own interests has identified, interviewed and managed to contain informers from within NGO’s, Bersih, PKR at a very high level. Many of these informers, officers of each of these groups have been compromised into providing critical information to Singapore’s intelligence agencies. These informants are from within many of the Malaysian opposition groups and NGO’s operating in the region. There are some, foreigners who have since been deported. Needless to say such information gathering by Singpore would be incomplete without a fair share of Malaysian government informants amongst them as well.

A CHILL WIND BLOWING THE FIRES OF CHANGE

The recent failures of USAID and various other ‘cover’ organizations such as Civil Societies in the middle east, where they have promoted radical change through funding street demonstrations has forced the US to rethink its strategies for fostering violent change worldwide. Sources within the Obama administration have begun to speculate about a new role for Hillary Clinton after the November elections there.

The British appear at least for now to have altered course from supporting the raft of opposition groups in Malaysia agitating for undemocratic overthrow of government to maintaining the status quo. No one is saying so officially of course. The conduct of the British establishment towards Malaysian opposition groups residing in London has somewhat chilled in recent months. Australia too must be considering a rethink if it hasn’t alread done so. Having failed in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, their Malaysian adventures appear to alienate them from the more progressive elements in the region.

The killing of US Ambassador to Libya last week has forced a re think of the US strategy of creating “springs” much like Mao’s  cultural revolution uprisings in far flung reaches of the globe. Their gamble in this regard has not paid off. In fact it has failed dismally with the “street revolutions” in each of Egypt, Libya, Syria and Tunisia all having turned against US interests of late.

The hands of the US government are tied.  Government is paralysed in the run up to the presidential elections this year. Their miscalculation of the Arab Spring is politically too sensitive and embarassing to the extent no one on either side of the political divide in the US wants to own up to it.

The US response to ‘friendly Arab opposition movements’ once funded by them turning against them has been muted for the same reason. They are unable to act. The damage in anti American sentiment has spread worldwide beyond the middle east. The latest victim of their misadventure is the driver of their funding to foreign groups USAID. Russian president Vladmir Putin has ordered the organization shut down and its operatives out of Russia forthwith.

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE- A CAN OF WORMS

When RPK (and Anwar Ibrahim) made much of the Lingham tapes, little did RPK and his handlers in the Malaysian Bar and Bersih realise that he had prized open a vital avenue for government to investigate and clean up the judiciary. Many within the ranks of judges are believed to be members and supporters of the oppostion and foreign interests.

There were no surprises it seems when names in the ‘drip feed’ list of ‘RPK’ and those NGO’s with links to USAID were put to a government official recently. The Malaysian government appears to have covered this sector quite thoroughly from the responses the official provided us on condition of anonymity.

Inflitration of each of these groups by government has been highly efficient and productive. Organization structural weaknesses in particular eltism and exclusivity has damaged many of these groups from Bersih, the DAP, Aliran. The Christian churches have fared no better.

PKR has had its own share of disasters of its own making rendering it an ineffective partner in the oppostion movement. But the RPK revelations led to more information being available by Ambiga’s own indiscretions in the media and those of one of her close confidants in a leak to a government handler.

Out of this treasure trove of information from RPK and others like him comes the most astonishing revelation. At the beating heart of opposition corruption is a core of individuals many would have little suspected of being as malleable, fickle and tradeable a comodity as the judiciary. Within their ranks government has uncovered a rotten core. A group whose purpose is to frustrate the government at every turn and make governing the country difficult bfore the next elections.

What has long been suspected about the involvement of the judiciary in foreign funded opposition groups is now confirmed. Suspects include sitting and retired judges who are active on the political and judicial circuits with the objective of undermining government.

JUDGE SHOPPING – WHAT PRICE A FAVOURABLE DECISION?

Apparently a major problem and some say a common practice amongst Malaysia’s most prominent law firms is the practice of Judge shopping. Identified in the list of judicial officers involved in this practice are high profile judges who continue to maintain direct contact with their handlers and whose activities on the bench go dangerously beyond the scope of their work and the power and duties of their office.

The practice of judge shopping was confirmed by Waythamurthi and some others within the legal profession. The whistle blew when Ambiga, refused Hindraf legal aid from the Malaysian Bar to members of Hindraf following their arrrest and detention under the ISA in 2007. Each of these Hindraf detainees were entitled to but denied legal representation by the Malaysian Bar on Ambiga’s express instructions.

That denial of their legal rights by the Malaysian Bar appears to have been the catalyst that precipitated a major backlach against the likes of Bersih, the Malaysian Bar and the opposition to government in Malaysia in general. The government realising there was a chasm created by the Bar went to work on deepening the divide.

Ambiga’s own conduct as a legal practitioner has for some time now been under scrutiny. And there is much to write about her conduct, performance and capabilities as a lawyer during her time as chairperson of the Malaysian Bar, prior to and subsequent. Her nexus to certain members of the judiciary then when she worked at a particular top tier firm in Malaysia too has drawn a lot of attention and criticism although the criticism has for some time been muted.

Judges under investigation today for involvement in the practice include at least 4 judges from the ranks of 3 very prominent law firms in Malaysia. These firms are known to maintain close connections to sitting judges who have risen to the bench from their ranks. The many decisions of each of these judges are equally well documented and the subject of independent analysis to prove they may have favoured clients of their former employers, the major law firms over others in litigation in disregard for fairness, equity or legal principles.

Judge and jurisdiction shopping is a common practice with large law firms and certain practitioners within the Malaysian Bar. Typically this practice involves lawyers manipulating daily law lists in the court registries to have their matters brought before and tried by “preferred judges”. Preferred judes being judges familiar or known to a particular lawyer requiring his services.

Interestingly it is known now that judge shopping has been a source of overt funding for the opposition groups in Malaysia as well. Through the practice of judge shopping and ‘judicial favours’ from the bench, the pay offs that ensue flow on to fund ‘NGO’s , select members of the Malaysian Bar, compliant the judicial officers and other agitators engaging in anti government activities.

Many of the participants in this regard and their families it is believed have received benefits as scholarships to study in the UK, Australia and the US as incentives to remain within the groups. None of these scholarships being Malaysian government scholarships.

THE BEST JUDGES MONEY CAN BUY

There is apparently nothing subtle about the misconduct of these judges and the conduct of the law firms that support them. The practice has been widespread for sometime now that it has become very much a part of the legal establishment in Malaysia. We have been provided access to at least half a dozen cases, complete with transcripts, pleadings, evidence, witness statements and judgements all of which go to support the proposition that judge shopping and judicial favours to large law firms are more than the suspicion of disgruntled litigants. It appears to be common practice in Malaysia.

Interestingly Raja Petra Kamaruddin himself boasted of his knowledge of this practice yet failed to pursue the subject further on his blog. It appears that his omissions in this regard may have been cured or corrected by the man by other means. The elitism of many within the bulge bracket firms and support for it by judges who favour them in court appears  for now at least to be resisted by a growing number of lawyers if for no other reason than for its economic impact on their livelihoods.

There are a number very high profile commercial cases that appear to have been the product of judge shopping. Lawyers in Kuala Lumpur, Johore Bahru and in the Kelang Valley who did not wish to be named, readily identified judges, individual cases in which judge shopping and judicial favours may have been involved and benefits given to clients of the larger law firms where individual judges had served as lawyers before coming to the bench.

A group of these lawyers have requested we pursue the problem further with them. Again the activities of the Raja and others like Hindraf may have been instrumental in leading government agencies to uncover and subsequently investigate the practice.

In deference to government’s on- going investigations into this matter we will not be publishing the identities of those judicial officers identified in a recently leaked document to government.

BUT WHO AMONGST US?

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church  ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom.  She has been a force for conservatism… to ward off threats to her own security  and influence“.
Bernadette  Devlin.

The Church has always seemingly been at the forefront of change. But not for the reasons of justice, fairness or equalit as one might think. The IRA struggle against Britain is perhaps an great example of a betrayal of the struggle of the Catholics in Ireland by the Church.

MONEY CAN’T BUY ME LOVE

On the list of suspected corrupt judges in Malaysia is a prominent serving High Court of Malaysia judge. The judge who is known to have presided over a highly controversial public inquiry recently is not only identified for his alleged involvement in some of these anti government activities behind the scenes, but also sadly because of the company he keeps. But he is also one of a number of judges recently found to be engaging in “judicial activism”.

More interesting is the case of a prominent  former judge of the High Court of Malaysia from a northern constituency (Perak) whose extra marital affairs has resulted in his own family supplying valuable intelligence on his personal life to government. That information we understand contains intimate details about this former judge’s many trysts with members of the underworld, acting sometimes as a go between.

Amongst the allegations of this particular former judges indiscretions include his having acted as liason between litigants (underworld figures and large corporations) and other members of the Malaysian judiciary during his tenure as a judge. It is widely believed that the man continues to offer his services in this regard for reward  liasing with at least one sitting judge in  a recent matter.

The particular informant member of the ex judge’s family asserts, the judge’s conduct in this regard was motivated for pecuniary and personal gain, to support a lavish lifestyle. The judge it is suggested had become involved with a number of mistresses, was fond of gambling. It is further alleged he had become captive to a number of high profile individuals in corporate and underworld circles for favours received in the past. However it was his infidelity and his mistresses that “broke the camel’s back” enraging his family enough for at least one member to come forward and disclose details of his other life away from the bench.

IN DARK CORNERS OF THE KNIGHTS

Closely linked to this judge is a former Court of Appeals judge who remains in public practice though retired from the bench. His activities are well documented by government to include his advises to Bersih and to Parti Keadilan Rakyat amongst other opposition organizations. However this judge too like Ambiga Sreenivasan had been previously highly critical of Waythamurthi and urged government action against Hindraf.

There is little doubt that at least with the Indian communities, the caste factor continues to play a key role in fostering divisions amongs those of them in opposition. However it is not their caste divisions but their misconduct in public office that has drawn the ire of government and its attention to their so called opposition political activities,

Two other former Court of Appeals judges whose controversial decisions in  recent years in high profile commercial cases  are also being investigated. Each of these retired judges is also being investigated for their conduct in other matters during their tenure in office. Both have a direct active involvement in the opposition.

Information about the conduct of judges now the subject of government interest it appears is just the tip of the ice berg. Payback time it seems may be after the general elections. Once more the informants are people closely connected to the judges, the informations having worked very closely with them.

The Lingham affair it now appears was deliberately engineered to be widely publicized and debated as an issue of judicial incompetence and corruption by the Malaysian Bar for political reasons. The Lingham tapes on analysis was used as a smoke screen to conceal the real corrupt and highly political and inappropriate activities of sitting judges within the Malaysian bench connected to the opposition and aligned to foreign interests.

WHEN WILL RPK RETURN AND WHAT IS THE DEAL?

Government must of its own accord and initiative now disclose the terms for the return and ‘forgiveness’ accorded to the likes of RPK and Waythamurthi. There is an obligation on the part of government to address the issues behind its decision in both cases.

Many Malaysians from all walks of life have been actively engaged in one form or the other in fostering change for the better in their country. It is the prerogative of every citizen and a fundamental human right of everyone regardless of their political complexion to seek positive change peacefully and in a democratic way.

It is also the right of every individual to expect full disclosure and the truth from their leaders. That includes not just leaders in government, but also those who claim the right to be that alternative government. Elected representatives, opposition members of parliament and those who lead unregistered political movements funded from abroad. What is needed especially from foreign funded organizations is full and frank disclosures about their sources of funding, their objectives and their organizational structures.

Thus far the opposition and especially Bersih, two groups who have hijacked the middle ground lying through their teeth claiming to have some divine or ascriptive right to be the sole voice and representative of alternative government in Malaysia have not been as transparent as they demand of government and those who oppose them. It is time that government disclosed what they have on these groups.

A LESSON FOR LIM CHEE WEE-AMBIGA AND THE MALAYSIAN BAR

SOVERIGNTY AND DIPLOMATIC PROTECTION BRITISH STYLE- ATTACK THE EMBASSY

In a show of unpardonable (British) stupidity, arrogance and political desperation, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom William Hague made a “shoot from the hip” statement last month, threatening to attack the Ecuadorian embassy in London to arrest Julian Assange, publisher of that controversial website Wikileaks.

Assange had sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy and political asylum in Ecuador to avoid arrest and deportation to Sweden on what he claims are trumped up charges.

What many in western diplomatic circles and in the media failed to recognize or deliberately chose to ignore were the far reaching implications and the dangers  in Hague’s remarks and his threat. Hague, in one fell swoop, in a reckless act of belligerence, legitimized the actions of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in 1979, a breach of international law rejected by the world at large till now.

THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION AND STORMING OF THE US EMBASSY

In that one spectacular unprecedented act in contemporary political history, Iranian Revolutionary Guard over ran the US embassy in Tehran, seizing its staff, holding them hostage for over 400 days. In sacking the US Embassy  in 1979 the Iranian Revolutionary Guard also seized mountains of sensitive diplomatic cables and other confidential documents shredded by embassy staff prior to the embassy being over run.

Communication equipment and confidential files which the Revolutionary Guard seized, including documents in shredded form, were all painstakingly re assembled like a massive jigsaw puzzle, over several months to produce a lethal treasure trove of information now infamously referred to as the Teheran Papers.

The Teheran Papers unearthed a treasure trove of highly prized and sensitive information about US and other foreign diplomatic posts worldwide. Those documents identified the structure  and components (including human assets) of US and Israeli intelligence operations and operatives at their various diplomatic missions in a number of countries including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Singapore was one of the more sensitive stations named in the documents. It featured prominently as a friendly outpost for the Jewish state seeking to monitor Islamic states  and their activities in the region. Amongst those named as targets for Israel’s monitoring identified were Malaysia, the Philippines (Moro rebels) and Indonesia.

The covers of spies in each of these posts was also revealed. So too were the codes for communication deciphered by Iranian Revolutionary Guards, referred to then as “students”. Clearly these Guards were highly trained operatives of the revolution and not simply students as claimed by Iran. El Al the Israeli airline never flew into Singapore again and had lost its landing rights in the island republic after that disclosure.

William Hague last month gave explicit and official recognition to the legitimacy of that event of 1979 retrospectively. In short, William Hague’s statement translated would have meant this in unequivocal terms to the world:

Britain recognizes the right of a host state and its security apparatus to violate the sovereignty of a foreign diplomatic mission on its soil for reasons it unilaterally considers to be legitimate’.

The inference to be drawn from Hague’s statement? To hell with international laws and our international treaty obligations. His conduct gave express and timely recognition to the Iranian event of 1979, many radical Islamic groups in the middle east had long been waiting for. It was a resounding victory for the Iranian revolution 33 years after it occurred. Every radical Arab and Islamic group in the region had now been given the green light to repeat the events of 1979, and repeat it they did. Hague has not been sought out for comment by a compliant western media for his blunder,

HAGUE AND HILLARY UNITED IN BLUNDER

A year or so Before Hague’s tactical blunder over Assange, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had endorsed the street mobs of a political organization in Malaysia calling itself Bersih. Bersih is a political organization led by a rhetoric charged leader, the insufferable and egotistical Ambiga Sreenivasan, a lawyer by training.

Bersih is in fact the paid offshoot of a state government of the opposition PKR in Malaysia, the civil societies movement of US foreign policy and a host of other foreign funded and trained political movements or “NGO’s” as they would prefer to be called.

Ambiga was for reasons best known to her hosts invited to the White House to be conferred an obscure honour by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. There Ambiga stood beside a group of third world misfits, house girls, Hillary amongst them for credibility in a  photo opportunity which resembled a political “turkey shoot”.

There these women were bestowed with a dubious ‘order of merit’ by the White House for being “brave women” serving the interests of the United States in far flung regions of the world the US considers ‘its interests’. These regions represent what civil societies a sinister organization, funded by the CIA and financier George Soros see as their colonies of the future.

The imperious Hillary Clinton sees herself as patron of operatives of civil societies funded groups like Ambiga and Lim Chee Wee. There to serve the White House and US foreign policy was Ambiga Sreenivasan on behalf of an undemocratic power hungry set in Malaysia, whose ideas of change is not the ballot box but bloody street riots  for their own political gain and advancement.

VOLTE FACE- THE WORM HAS TURNED

Today in an about face, the Secretary of State calls on nations in the middle east to “avoid the Mobs” , a clear reference to the “Arab Springs” now turned an “Arab Winter of Discontent” for the US in the region. It may be a little too little a little too late for Secretary Clinton and the US government to wish their bloody deeds away through mere words alone.

The Arabs by a majority did not endorse the violent overthrow of their leaders or their regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya or Syria. If they did so it was not for to turn these states into free for all western types anarchic disordered societies. The Arabs are an ancient civilization. Much older and than the west.

A small and highly vocal section ( many of whom are now in hiding) of western educated cadres in these countries allowed themselves to be flattered first then led by Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration in the false and now fading hope that they too would in destroying the old enjoy the fruits of Obama’s “audacity of hope”.

Many of these groups like Malaysia’s Bersih, continue to be supported by Hillary Clinton, the French government (especially of Sarkozy) and in Malaysia’s case by Singapore, the UK and Australia for the potential they represent to the west. These countries are viewed by the west as potential client states. These groups like Bersih operate willingly as a Trojan horse (or fifth coloumn) to be unleashed against their governments in anger each time a state refuses to toe US foreign policy initiatives in a given area.

Today Singapore remains on red alert for the activities of such mobs. Its population now 38% foreign born, many from the people’s republic of China and Bangladesh, are peoples not imbued or intimidated by the Lee Kuan Yew school of political thuggery. They are volatile. In their midst a growing dissatisfied and marginalised Islamic Malay population. There is evidence of a Bersih offshoot in Singapore under a different name. Singapore remains wary of them.

The Malays on the island state have long been treated as outsiders by the Lee regime and their Chinese constituents. The Malaysian Chinese now seek to replicate that Singapore model in a Bersih PKR led Malaysia. The object of Bersih, Malaysia’s answer to the nightmare once called the “Arab Spring” is to overthrow and render redundant and impotent Malay culture, their majority position, their religious and customary rights and beliefs and their rights as a people under the Federal Constitution.

WHY THE US NEEDS TO RETHINK ITS STRATEGY IN THE MALAY ARCHIPELAGO

The Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar are nearly 400 million people with a common culture, language, heritage and origins. They may be divided by religion but religion if it were to play a significant role in regional politics, must prioritise the needs and sensitivities of Muslims in the are who are a majority.

They are also a market of over 800 million the Indians, Chinese and American covet. The Chinese through organizations like the Malaysian Bar and the other so called NGO’s mismanaged by the west have an advantage they will in due course seize to secure their dominance in the region.

Hillary Clinton now desperately needs a rethink of her position with Ambiga and the Bersih movement. She will need the Malays now to defeat China’s hegemony in south east Asia. China now acts in total defiance and indifference to US and other interests in the region. China is nation that has naked regional and international territorial ambitions in what it sees as a natural extension of its own territory, south east Asia. The US ‘s influence continues to wane with the majority in the region.

China is heading towards more than a diplomatic war with Japan and Korea over certain disputed islands it claims are its own. Its approach is not too different to that of the US, France and the UK. Shoot first ask questions later. China is at variance with all of its neighbours without exception, flexing its military might against each of 6 south east nations who have laid an equally legitimate claim over the Spratlys and Paracel islands in the South China Sea.

China disputes the legitimate rights of other nations in the region with claims to the Paracels and the Spratly islands. It seeks control of the Straits of Malacca from Myanmar’s ports. The local Chinese population in each of the south east Asian countries support China’s ambitions in this regard. For a token they have the Ambiga’s of this world to front up for them.

The US has an obligation not only to itself but to the rest of the free world world to ensure that a China surrogate or proxy like Bersih or the DAP does not achieve that level of influence with its help in the region. If it does the US and the west can kiss goodbye the rights of free passage through the vital sea passage of the Malacca Straits. And in this regard Hillary Clinton appears to be as blind and as naive as Chamberlain was with Hitler.

The US appears to have no firm identifiable long term policy for containing China’s aggressive territorial ambitions in this region. It has had no cohesive policy for its position in this arena since its defeat at the hands of the Viet Namese. Therein lies a grave danger not only for the US but for all other nations in the region who have an interest in their independence and security.

THE HIGH PRICE OF POLITICAL AMNESIA

On 11 September 2012, the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, another milestone in US foreign policy failure was being carved out in Libya. This time the stage for the event was Benghazi in Libya, a country in which the withered hand of failed and ill-conceived US and British foreign policy had not a year earlier brought down a government in “reality TV style”.

The “Arab Spring” , a convenient term used by the US and western media to describe their political interference in the middle east, particularly Tunisia, Egypt, Iran, Yemen,
Syria and Libya. Early this year that “Arab Spring “claimed in a most horrific and brutal way, the life of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi .

Gadhafi was sodomised and raped by his assailants, a US backed and trained “peaceful, freedom & democracy loving” mob financed by the west. His rape and subsequent murder was televised to the world via social media. He was shot by an operative of a political rival. The assassin was paid and trained by the US and Britain as has been widely reported. Hillary Clinton at the time in Pakistan for a meeting responded thus when shown a graphic video of Gadhafi’s murder: “Ewwwwwuh?” Her expression came complete with an amused grin on her face.

ANTI ISLAMIC MOVEMENTS-THE MALAYSIAN LINK-AMBIGA LIM CHEE WEE AND THE MALAYSIAN BAR

Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan (Ambiga) admitted in July of 2012 to receiving funds for a larger purpose or “bigger project” (Malaysiakini) in Malaysia which we conclude she secured from the same sources that funded the Libyan, Egyptian, Syrian and Tunisian carnage. More on that later as it unfolds. More on Ambiga’s and Lim Chee Wee’s plans for Malaysia later.

What is undeniable is that that bigger project by the language of Ambiga and the Malaysian Bar can only mean one thing. The end of Malay domination of Malaysia and with its their customs traditions and political rights.

Both Ambiga Lim Chee Wee and their respective stalking horses of Bersih and the Malaysian Bar have, consistently and without let up attacked the Malays, threatened to destroy their culture as embedded in government, the constitution and their way of life in Islam. They have and continue to describe these in various ways as being corrupted, undemocratic, unconstitutional and above all unacceptable to “civil societies”.

What’s important to note is that Ambiga, Lim Chee Wee and the Malaysian Bar (albeit those members that subscribe to their political philosophies) have a direct nexus to Soro’s “civil societies” and other clandestine movements and sources of funding for a purpose not quite unlike that of the “Arab Springs” in almost every respect.

Seriously worrying is Ambiga’s admission to receiving funding for “Bigger projects” and illicit funding from amongst others, the Selangor State government which neither have disclosed to date the power, authority and purpose for which that money of state was given to an unregistered opposition serving a foreign power or powers.

THE LIBYAN PAYBACK

Back to the Middle east and the unfolding tragedy of US foreign policy blunders. US ambassador, sometime CIA operative and specialist in middle-eastern affairs, Christopher Stevens was shot and killed in an equally horrific and brutal attack on his Embassy on 11 September 2012. His killing was at the hands of enraged Libyans who the US refer to now conveniently as Islamist extremists and Al Qaeda operatives. Reports detailing Steven’s death say he too was sodomised before being shot by his assailants. Poetic justice or mere coincidence, it remains a horrific example of the dehumanization of an enemy which cannot be tolerated by any society? But why did the US not condemn the killing of a sovereign leader in Gadhafi by their allies, their “Bersih’s” in Libya then?

On 11 September 2012 the US government withheld release of information on the killing of Christopher Stevens, although sources in the middle east and elsewhere had long confirmed the Ambassador had been killed along with two of his employees in Benghazi. The silence by the US for 24 hours was a dead give away that someone important in their mission had been killed. Not simply an ambassador but also a key architect of their disastrous, failed, rag tag middle east policy.

BERSIH’S READINESS TO RIOT

One now wonders what stage of preparation Ambiga and Bersih and the Malaysian Bar have reached in their own efforts to destabilise government and the majority in Malaysia as threatened. One wonders what contingencies are in place by government in the event they put into action their plans for another Bersih type riot to overthrow government in Malaysia and displace it majority the Malays. Ambiga is after all like Lim Chee Wee linked to groups that have a track record of destabilisation of developing countries that dare to be independent of their colonial past like Malaysia is.

Both Lim Chee Wee and Ambiga run organizations that are intolerant of contrarian views to their own They believe they are the only way to political change and salvation and that whatever claims they make against government must be believed inspite of the lack of proper evidence to support their many far fetched claims and spurious arguments against government.

Beneath all their criticism of government in Malaysia is an anti Malay anti Islamic theme at its core. The field operatives of the Malaysian Bar and Bersih bear all the characteristics and hall marks of those unruly flash crowds paid for and trained by the Europeans (French and British) and the US in Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and Libya (in more extreme forms). These same mobs who the US and Europe called allies have now turned on each other and their patrons. Where to now and what are we to expect from Bersih and the Malaysian Bar. And why is government silent and apparently impotent in the face of this threat?

BACK TO DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND JUSTICE HUNGRY STREET MOBS

The embassy attack in Benghazi was carried out by what the late Colonel Gadhafi called Islamic radicals who he said had long threatened to turn Libya into a theocracy. On this point the US now appears to be one with the late Libyan leader they are complicit in murdering last year.

It was US Secretary of state Hillary Clinton who said over and over again during that tumultuous period of upheaval in Libya that, these street mobs, (the Bersih’s of the Middle east) were “peace and freedom loving people who sought democracy and freedom for Libya which the US stood shoulder to shoulder with in their time of need”. Really Hillary? then why complain? are these not the same peace loving, democratic and freedom aspirants the US stood shoulder to shoulder with or is it too painful to admit Ghadafi was right?

First it was Tunisia, then Egypt and Libya. More recently and of course still current is that other US engineered blood bath in Syria which is doomed to failure if for no other reason than for its strategic importance to Russia in the region and to the Arab position vis a vis Israel.

Egypt and Tahrir square as it is now evident was a grievous miscalculation by the US. In no time the new government in Egypt strengthened ties with Iran demolishing that myth of that great ideological and theological divide between Shi’ites and Sunnis. So too now with. Islamization is the direction of the new forces in charge there. It is the driver at the wheel. The cohesive political, moral, economic and military force with universal acceptance amongst its diverse tribal population. Not the western style liberal democracies dreamed of by the west.

The youth who fanned the “Arab Spring” in these countries are in hiding. They are on the run complete with their Tommy Hilfiger wardrobes and the tools of their mischief, their cell phones. Hiding from a traditional Islamic polity that wants none of their Bersih style “Arab Spring“. The traditionalists amongst the Arabs are not fools but a highly sophisticated, organized and patient majority who have long waited for the opportunity to strike back. Strike back they will. And in the wings observing carefully and learning are Malaysia’s Malays on whom the lessons of the failed “Arab Springs” is not lost.

The recent Libyan incident is perhaps life imitating art: or is it Karma? Either ways one looks at how these events engineered by the west in the middle east are panning out, it bodes no good for the US and to a lesser extent for Europe and the state of Israel. What is brewing in Malaysia is not too different to that which the middle east is experiencing today.

The Malaysian Bar, Lim Chee Wee and Ambiga and their ill informed followers clearly will rue the day they threatened a majority with the extinction of their culture in the same way the Chinese precipitated May 13 all those years ago. It is the language of Lim Chee Wee, Ambiga Sreenivasan, Guan Eng and their policies that threaten the existence of the Malay culture.

A LESSON FOR MALAYSIA

It is no longer Anwar Ibrahim or Pakatan that Malaysian and the Malays ought to fear. PKR and Anwar are spent forces of an exhausted political milieu. The Tamils, marginalized by Pakatan and Ambiga and the Malaysian Bar, have learned their lesson. They would prefer the government any day to the opposition having learned the lessons of betrayal from DAP, PKR, the Malaysian Bar and Ambiga.

Malaysians who believe the Bersih’s of this world or “Arab Springs” or “Civil Societies” as they call themselves are capable of better governing the state through street demonstrations and loud offensive slogans alone, should stop and give some thought to how the “Arab Springs” have turned out in the middle east. After all it is the same hand in that glove that brought the Egyptian Islamic Brotherhood into power in Egypt and destroyed the Libyan state reducing it into a feudal, tribal anarchy the US calls free, democratic and friendly to the west.

Ambiga after all like her Arab counterparts was decorated by the same puppeteers in Washington and Paris. They the leaders who fund her campaign and that of those elements of the Malaysian Bar, the Sisters of Islam and the radical elements of the Catholic Church in Malaysia pull the strings by which these puppets dance. And from the middle eastern experience that could be the dance of death

CHANGE? WHAT CHANGE?

It is an important observation that no regime in the Arab world has actually been replaced since or by the “Arab Springs”. President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt may been replaced, like Libya’s Muamar Gadhafi but the regimes themselves and their styles of governing have not changed. The culture of the patrimony and the totalitarian styles remain.

A distinct Islamic tribal flavour permeates the political landscape like it does the social and intellectual fabric of these societies. Others like the Syrian regime of Basher Al Assad are under intensive attack but have not fallen. So too Yemen and Saudi Arabia (where news of such dissent and rebellion against the regime is heavily censored under the pain of the penalty of death).

In other countries, such as Jordan, the unrest never amounted to a serious enough threat to the regime. This is not the Perestroika induced collapse of old regimes in Eastern Europe in 1989 with the fall of communism. The Arab world is fundamentally different. Its problems almost entirely the result of foreign colonial political oppression and post colonial interference in their affairs beginning with the Arthur Balfour declaration that created the state of Israel. Critically, none of these “regime changes” in Libya Egypt, Tunisia and Syria are going to be permanent, western styled liberal democracies forever or clearly victorious as it is claimed by the west. Those that claim to be victorious like Egypt and Libya are not going to be democratic and those that embrace democracy if they do, amongst them are not going to be liberal.

The myth that “beneath every Arab is a French republican yearning to breathe free is ridiculous in the extreme”. The same myth can be applied to the Malaysian model as well which Ambiga and the Malaysian Bar propagate vainly that “beneath every Malaysian is a freedom loving, clean and liberal malcontent Westminster styled democrat”. But their doctrine goes further which is where the anger lies in the Malaysian context.

That beneath every Malaysian lies a non Malay with some Malays wanting desperately to rid the country of Malays and Muslims and replace it with a British/ American Anglo Christian ethic especially in government.”

GOVERNMENTS RESPONSIBILITY

The Malaysian government cannot ignore the threats by the Malaysian Bar’s Lim Chee Wee directed at the Malays of Malaysia. His racist barbs and his threats like Ambiga’s come in the thinly veiled guise of criticizing UMNO ( a wholly Malays organization of the majority).

Collectively they threaten to end Malay culture and dominance of their country in concert within the Lim Guan Eng’s and Anwars of this world. Government has an overriding obligation to round up these would be despots who spread lies, half truths within and abroad and who serve foreign masters before they carry out their threats. Either ways they are determined and financed to overthrow government outside the ballot box. And they have demonstrated their intent with their lies, propaganda and “dry run” with Bersih 1,2, and the upcoming Bersih 3.

The government has a duty to act decisively before the restive Malay populace, especially its rural classes threatened by Ambiga and Chee Wee’s propaganda and their threats to destroy their existence and culture with an alternative political structure in the coming elections. The Malays are being pushed to take the law into their own hands and deal with the threat because government appears too soft on these radical subversives. If and when the Malays do rise this time , May 13 will seem like nothing more than a school yard brawl etched in our fading memories from some distant time in our history.

FRAUD AS A POLICY PLATFORM FOR A CRUMBLING OPPOSITION

BY WAY OF DECEIT

The proliferation of unsubstantiated, doctored and often completely fraudulent material by opposition groups in Malaysia and their supporters abroad requires a response. The disinformation campaign now entering its 4th year has achieved little else than to discredit further an opposition already in disarray, splintered, fragmented and desperately searching for a way out.

Quite apart from being offensive, utterly false and poorly constructed, these “articles of faith” and proofs of a “better alternative government in the wings” ritualistically recite a litany of lies about Malaysia’s “low standing” in the international community, tales of “murder” “conspiracy” & “corruption”  in government. The core within this group is an anti Malay anti Islamic coalition funded from across the causeway and abroad. Their material a reflection of the desperation that mirrors the character of its authors, their”policies” and the aspirations of the communities they represent.

Much of the literature that forms the political agenda and arguments  of the opposition circulated via the internet in emails and so called alternative media is delivered in a thinly veiled anti Islamic campaign orchestrated by the ultra right wing of republican politics.

The mantras of this new media rifled from the garbage heap of Islamophobes of the politics of the Neo cons, restructured by local operatives to conceal its provenance attempting to give it that embarrassing and pitiful local gloss hoping to convince the public that these are erudite pieces of scholarship or award winning journalism  sufficient to bring down a government.

A CAMPAIGN OF LIES LIES AND MORE LIES

Driving this campaign of disinformation sadly are journalists, retired and serving judicial officers, ambitious civil servants, lawyers and a mish mash of wannabes, all rolled into a socio political sushi roll of rotting smelly left overs.  Bound together by the opposition’s singular objective of replacing the legitimacy of a “Malay domination of Malaysia” is a Chinese “political objective” touted as alternatives. That alternative is presented to the public in  as much the same way as it was prior to the separation of Singapore i from the federation in 1965. The truth history reveals now is that Lee was not asked to leave. The Tengku was made a patsy of Britain who engineered those remarks and played midwife to the birth of an independent Singapore sans Malay Malaysia.

Interestingly amongst them is that mushrooming of well funded alternative media. Complete with state of the art portable and fixed studio equipment, access to politicians like Anwar Ibrahim who is all ears and polite in their presence, high resolution and well designed IT protocols funded by certain business groups. Advertising revenue comes courtesy of a generous and deep pocketed group of NGO’s all in the nick of time for the up coming general elections in Malaysia.

WHERE AT FIRST TRY YOU DON’T SUCCEED-LIE

At a lower though effective end of the scale is that college of spammers and rumour mongers. Their patron saint being the fallen angel Raja Petra Kamaruddin and his fellow “bloggers” in crime.  At an even lower level of the spectrum are those who engage in the creation and relay of circulating chain email letters via the internet and email.

This group comprises the scurrilous, mischievous authors of the apocryphal defamatory material and lies of all sorts they spread. They consist mainly of emigres in places as far flung as Australia, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and the US. They range in socio economic order from students and temporary residents to new citizens, businessmen and second rate academics propped up by the intelligence apparatus of their host nations. A convenient and captive tool for the left overs back in Malaysia who still believe in the second coming of the White Raj.

Their staple is that even bolder and manufactured racist document, purporting to repeat the fictions said to have emanated from the lips of, in one case at least, the Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard.

THE JULIA GILLARD AND QANTAS PILOT FICTIONS

In that fictitious document currently doing the rounds, Prime Minister Julia Gillard is said to disparaged and publicly vilified Muslim migrants in Australia.She is said to have called on them to return to wherever it is they had come from if they were dissatisfied with Australia’s Anglo Celtic Christian way of life.

The Christian element in that chain letter is injected into that document by none other than the Catholic diocese and their allies in the council of churches in Malaysia.

In a second and similar,but equally unimpressive and defamatory circular bearing all the hallmarks of the opposition coalition of the Bersih variety is one which purports to have sprouted from the pen of a Qantas pilot.

That document claims the pilot in question vilified and chastised Muslims in Australia  in a similar style and for very similar reasons as the fiction attributed to Julia Gillard. Both documents bear a strangely identical anti -Islamic tone to their central themes with an uncanny though distinctive Malaysian Chinese style of language for its flavour.