Najib: Straight A’s Malaysian Prime Minister

Paul Chong / Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Najib Abdul Razak

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Altantuya – Mongolian Beauty Queen

The magic, romance & sentiment of that ever popular love song “Terang Bulan/Malayan Moon” dissipated the day it was adopted as the National Anthem of Independent Malaysia in 1957. None of us could sing any more of our love under the Malayan moon. The political, economic & social landscapes were changing. If changes occurring then were to be for the better for each & every citizen irrespective of colour, class or creed, the Malaysian Dream of peace & harmony would persist, as with fairness & justice.

Those of us, who have since fled Malaysia after the racial riot & upheaval of May 13, 1969, can only lament of the loss of our paradise. Things & events transformed rapidly with the ousting of our
inaugural princely Prime Minister Tengku Abdul Rahman (who had a passion for fun & that was how he took eleven years to complete his law degree in London). The historical watershed was May 13, 1969.

Tun Abdul Razak, the man who forced his hand on Tengku, was the father of the present Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak (who was then but a freshman newly returned from UK). Tun Razak
set the course of no return for all the minority races – the Chinese & Indians. The New Economic Policy, designed to essentially help the Malays, was implemented in haste without public debate.
His demise, however, was a sudden surprise.

To cut short the whole story, the worst of the political head is Tun Dr, Mohammed Mahathir. His misdeeds, corruption etc. set the present trend of disastrous Malaysia. His twenty-two years at the helm made him a multi-billionaire & sons all billionaires too.

Najib Abdul Razak is his protege who has graduated with great “distinctions or A’s” . . . not in the scholarly or academic sense but master of CNN (Corruption, Nepotism & Najibism” besides other major sex & scandals.

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Summarily, Najib scored an A with Altantuya, the Mongolian beauty queen, whose body was blasted away to nothingness with high-security explosives, only obtainable from government-vault.
The mystery still left unsolved – everything swept literally under the carpet. Najib is secured as long as he’s the Prime Minister.

The second “A” is linked to the question of using the word “Allah”. It’s preposterous that the Malaysian authority maintain its usage is only reserved for the Malay Muslims. The Mahathir & Najib administration cling on to their strategies of power & control banking on religious polarisation.

The third ‘A” had to do with the re-jailing & retrial of Anwar, whose political fate hangs on the balance & whose dream of ever be the next Prime Minister will depend largely on a court system controlled by Najib. Anwar’s Sodomy trial & imprisonment is a politically motivated persecution executed by the ruling government.

Azizah, the wife of Anwar, provides Najib with his fourth “A”. Her political rise to fame rubbed hard on the UMNO-BN faces, who tried to block her from becoming the Mentri Besar of Selangor.

Last but not least, the recent Aircraft M-17 crash over Ukraine is forcing the UMNO-BN leadership
to come within the wider global radar screen. The jet crash of the Malaysian national carrier is revealing to the world how ridiculous things can get in the “Bolehland” – anything goes!

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The new freshman Najib who returned from UK & who began learning the political craft from his ailing father Tun Abdul Razak, and of course also under the expert guidance of his mentor Mahathir, must seem to want to prolong his political career. Just how far can he go without being indicted is anybody’s guess.

At the recent APEC meeting held in Beijing, I hardly notice his presence.

LATEST UPDATE: The 1MDB financial scandal as reported by WSJ 2015. Will this smoking gun topple Najib?

 

What Do The Chinese Want In Malaysia?

By P Chong                                         Tuesday, 4 May 2010

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That you may never know & may never too be able to give. That’s what made us different & distinct from you. That which is good & most treasured is time-honoured, respected & revered right through the ages . . . since the dawn of the history of mankind. If you have not been around this long as a nation or race (if ever there was such an “adulterated”race historically), you’d never be able even to understand. Without understanding, you can never acquired the culture & become the benevolent & gracious person that is expected of you.

Small man settles for the crumbs

While great man freely extends his alms.

In the history of mankind, even the great Napoleon Bonaparte in all his conquering glory feared China, leaving it alone for fear of wakening the sleeping Dragon. History does not lie – all truth & falsehood are revealed therein. Try as you might tear off the “unwanted” pages & insert “invented” pages of your own, truth will prevail. You just cannot change past history. The crux is you may not have much of a history as a race!

You cannot grow strong by doing others wrong. You may think it’s so easy to intimidate & dominate others by your threats & wielding your “kris”. Their apparent fear exists only in your mind & imagination. There is such a thing as lowering one’s dignity by joining you in the throng of doing wrong. God forbids. (I have better avoid the use of the word “Allah”).

On the “Bumiputra” question, being “son of the soil”, the connotation is so baseless & laughable with the benefits of special privileges & rights. The international court of law will rule this out as invalid & all acquisitions through this privilege ruled as unlawful & illegitimate. The true “Bumiputra” in Malaysia are the aborigines or as we used to call them “Sakai”. The word “putra”, if I am not mistaken means “prince” and not “son”. By Malaysian law, all other races, though born & bred in Malaysia, are not deemed as “Bumiputra” except the Malays. They don’t even have to be born to be legitimate under the law – so long they profess the Muslim religion & are of Malay origin. Now, you’ll be the judge and jury. What’s your verdict?

How can you ever stand tall, strong & proud by throwing your illegitimate weight about? Deeds & thoughts of great men in the past always provide the guiding light for those blind of sight. You can learn a great deal from Abraham Lincoln, who was perhaps the greatest of the American Presidents. He said:

  • You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
  • You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
  • You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
  • You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred.
  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
  • You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
  • You cannot build character & courage by taking away man’s initiative & independence.
  • You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could & should do for themselves.

Lincoln had that special ability of “painting with words” with the things he said, and he said it all in pure simple words – nothing bombastic about them.

A good many lessons can be learnt & drawn from the above wisdom for Malaysia. The principles should be advocated & applied to right the wrong, if the young nation hope to have any standing at all in the world stage.

What do the Chinese want? It’s all inherently stated by this brief & concise piece of my writing. Fairness & justice must be seen to be in practice for all Malaysians.

Take heed & implement righteousness with all speed

Squabble not & avoid planting hatred seed

Stand tall & erect as a man

Be fair & just to all in the land!

The writer is  “A Chinese by Descent . . . An Australian by Consent”

US Dilemma: Is The Power Obama’s?


By P Chong                                21 April 2010

All this “The TIME 100 Poll: Who Are the World’s Most Influential?” is a silly exercise to say the least, when the truly powerful man or family is really behind the scene – unknown!

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What ramifications & implications do you expect from this statement: “Let me issue & control a nation’s money & I care not who writes the law.” ~ Mayer Amschel Rothschild in 1790.

According to a Weiss Research Inc. recent survey, “more than 90% of their readers believe that Washington will NOT stop its spending or borrowing or money-printing binge in time to avoid a bond market meltdown . . . soaring interest rates . . . and, ultimately, a tragic, double-dip recession.” This is a fast changing world, faster than we can keep up with. Events are being fast-forwarded . . . there is no rewinding or replay. You’ve just got to keep in step, lest you lag behind.

Even according to a report by RT-TV, as high as 80% of the general public do not trust Washington!


Like in a Shakespearean play or the Hollywood show, the world is a stage, and all the politicians are merely acting their parts. In the social-economic-political world of US, who is really running the show? Is it Barrack Hussein Obama, the 44th & current President of the United States of America, the most powerful man on earth? What would your educated guess be – the government such as the Congress or Senate, the people we elected, the Pope, the Secret Elite or Illuminati or Others?

You’d never know through the secret maze of intrigue & conspiracy. It is a truism that powerful men can dangle their political puppets on the string & play according to their tune. Behind that apparent power lurks an even greater power – unseen, unheard without a tinge of publicity or popularity.

Retrospectively, there have been a number of events that seem to just happen – well-known assassination of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy . . . and the most recent 9/11 disaster & the on-going wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. First we hear the news from the media with all their presentation & explanation. Then the conspiracy theories begin to surface. You go through reading & researching the information. Finally, you’d be left in limbo wondering whether you’d ever know the truth or be perpetually confused.

The truth is you cannot trust the major media owned mainly by the Secret Elite who only tell you what they want you to hear. Their purpose is to confuse & frustrate the public so that we will turn to them for answers. They want to control you in any & every way possible.

Who are the Secret Elite, alternatively known as Illuminati. Some call them the Freemasons or Socialist and some the Government, but the truth is “they are all of these & more.” Is the name “Rothchild” familiar to you? If not, it might interest you to read more about them. It is believed that the Rothschild family used the Illuminati as a means to achieving their goal of world-wide dominance as far back as history goes.

It is not expedient here for me to cover the details which are adequately & abundantly found in the web. The crux of the matter is never to believe all that you read or see in all their entirety. Like it often happens, a lot of junk & scam or hoax get circulated through the electronic mail – so just be wise & cautious.


All that glitters is not gold” ~ the old familiar proverb.

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings)

The Devil tempts you to play,

sets you astray &

then pulls you away!

LATEST UPDATE ON US DEBT CRISIS

Some days you should just stay in bed!
Every American (And Canadian) Needs to Watch This……….
This is  scary!
This is supposedly a NON-PARTISAN video produced by an
accountant, Hal Mason, retired after 27 years with IBM. He looks at
the budget, its revenues and expenses, and very simply illustrates the
problem. Amazingly, we get all the media talking heads blathering and
shouting for hours and never get clarity. This guy provides all the
clarity you need in just a of couple minutes.

Contrasting Abraham Lincoln & Nancy Pelosi

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By P Chong                  Sun. 4 April 2010

Americans have had great presidents in the past. Abraham Lincoln was one such president. Herein below are some of his great wisdom:

How true in what he said. He had the absolute ability of saying a lot with the least number of words. Abraham could “paint with words”. World leaders should emulate him and implement his wisdom . . . then the present world would not be this topsy-turvy.

People at the helm of government must be smart and act the part. The destiny of a nation depends entirely upon the calibre of leaders.

Consider this true incident of a supposedly great lady politician:

Nancy Pelosi – A “Brain Lift” Rather Than A “Face Lift”

A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of Congress, happened to appear. Ms Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.

Would you mind telling me, Doctor,” she asked, “how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?”

Nothing is easier,” he replied. “You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track.”

What sort of question?” asked Pelosi.

Well, you might ask, ‘Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?”

Pelosi thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, “You wouldn’t happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don’t know much about history.”

Can you imagine that? With people like that, what can you you expect of the country? Surely not as dumb as a box of rocks!

Persistence

By P Chong                                                                                         Friday, 8 January 2010

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A log cabin in Lincoln’s time

The story of persistence is best told through the life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America. He dreamt of being the President even in the days when he was sleeping in his log cabin.

A lesser person would have quit and died incognito. To him, however, success was a persistent achievement, not just a mere dream. His genius lay in the power of exerting everlasting effort – staying on the track even though the odds were impossible & defeats were ever present.

Lincoln failed for period of 30 years as from 1831. He failed in business in 1833, congress in 1848, and would you believe it, he entered the Black Hawk War as a captain & came out as a private. He was absolutely and totally prepared for failure. Yet while others failed & gave up, he went on to become the GREATEST PRESIDENT OF AMERICA in 1860.

His life story was indeed remarkable, beginning with his humble origin and culminating with his dramatic death on April 14, 1865.

HIS WAS A PERSISTENT SUCCESS.

THOUGH DEAD & GONE, HIS NAME & FAME LIVE ON.

To give you a broader perspective on Persistence, here are more illustrations:

This is the proverbial statement written by Calvin Coolidge in 1919:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common

than unsuccessful men with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved & will always solve the problems of human race.

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson

If there is no struggle there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass

In golf, there’s always a chance that favours those who persist.

And not least of all, if she should run away, pursue & persist in your pursuit!


You can thus see that Persistence is totally indispensable.

The Simplicity of Selling


Paul Chong – Monday, 9 November 2009

    The majority of sales personnel have heard of the “KISS” formula in sales – that is “Keep It Simple, Stupid”. For me, I prefer to say this:

    Simplicity Sells, Complexity Repels”.

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    Be like a psychiatrist, getting paid & well paid, by just listening to the patients. After all, the business of selling boils down to just one thing – seeing the people. Any man with ordinary ability who is willing to go out and earnestly tell his story to 4 or 5 people everyday can succeed in the business of selling. It’s as simple as that! It’s just a matter of sticking to a number & formula of call routine:

    8 SEEN CALLS

    3 CLOSING INTERVIEWS

    4 NEW PROSPECTS

    ( This call formula is based on the Law of Average. It works all the time!)

    You are in the people’s business. As such, you should be interested in people – to be as gregarious as you could possibly be, but be genuine & sincere. Abraham Lincoln had this to say about sincerity:

    “If you would win a man to your cause,

    just convince him that you are his sincere friend.

    Therein lies a drop of honey that catches the heart,

    which is the high road to his reason & which once gained,

    you will find little trouble in convincing his judgement

    of the justice of your cause, & if indeed that cause to be a

    just one.”

    Sales generally begin with relatives & friends and the big reservoir of strangers is often avoided. Don’t be afraid to approach people you don’t know, for “A stranger is but a friend you have not met.”

    This is no lesson in salesmanship, but tips & advice which I have personally found useful to equip myself with in the days of my life insurance sales experience. All other considerations aside, the greatest obstacle to being number one is your ATTITUDE or mindset. This is the single most vital ingredient that will determine the outcome of your sales venture.

    To assist your attitude is to fortify & motivate yourself daily with just one poetic dose. This motivational dose must be consumed daily without fail – a ritual as it were to be cultivated until it becomes part & parcel of yourself. Commit then this simple & powerful poem to your heart & mind & you’ll find success & abundance of rewards to mine . . .

    I Can

    If you think you are beaten you are

    If you think you dare not you don’t

    If you like to win, but think you can’t

    It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

    If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost

    For out in the world we find

    Success begins with a fellow’s will

    It’s all in the state of mind.

    If you think you’re outclassed, you are

    You’ve got to think high to rise

    You’ve got to be sure of yourself

    Before you can ever win a prize.

    Life’s battles don’t always go

    To the stronger or faster

    But sooner or later, the man who wins

    Is the man who thinks HE CAN.

    (Author Unknown)

    Though motivation does not last, but like bathing you’d still do it all the same!

    Happy Selling!

    Success & Failure

    Success & Failure

    “Success is by choice

    Mediocrity is also by choice”


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    Facts you may not know but may surprise & even astound you! These are great men we speak of:

    • Abraham Lincoln entered the Black Hawk War as a captain & came out as a private.

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    • F. W. Woolworth got a job in a dry goods store when he 21, but his employer wouldn’t let him wait on the customers because he didn’t have enough sense.


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    Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was too stupid to learn

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    Walt Disney was fired by his newspaper editor

    because he had “no good ideas”.

    The road to success is narrow & crude

    That to failure is broad & smooth

    It’s easy just to cry

    When you fail to even try.

    Trying & striving under pressure

    Will ultimately yield you pleasure

    But should you lack tenacity

    You’ll not reach your destiny.

    Where you’re heading always seem far & distant

    The journey will not end in an instant

    It calls for faith & persistence

    When frustration crowd your existence.

    Success is by choice

    Mediocrity is also by choice

    What you set out to achieve

    Depends upon your own firm belief.


    Paul Chong

    A Chinese by Descent

    An Australian by Consent

    Keep It Simple

    Keep It Simple

    Simplicity sells

    Complexity repels.

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    Learning English as a foreign language, with its complicated grammar & ambiguous meaning of words, is difficult enough without having the laborious reference to the dictionary. While the British delight in using overlong, obtuse & bombastic words, it is perhaps opportune to give an airing to the American writer Richard Lederer who had a passion for succinct words.

    He wrote the following using words of only one syllable:

    • bright like sparks that glow in the night

    • prompt like dawn that greets the day

    • sharp like the blade of a knife

    • hot like salt tears that scald the cheeks

    • quick like moths that flit from flame to flame

    • and terse like the dart and sting of the bee.

    Would you rather have bombastic words that might require reference to the dictionary? Or simple effective little words like the above to captivate your imagination.

    Flashing back to my days at the University of Malaya in the early 1960s, I was particularly impressed with two good speakers – Professor Wang Gangwu & the not-so-frequent forum speaker Lee Kuan Yew. While the former, being an academician, spoke with the intellectual language, Harry Lee (as he was fondly known) spoke effectively & fluently with the power of the simplicity of words. Without doubt, Harry Lee demonstrated as a more effective communicator.

    Remember “The Gettysburg Address” by President Abraham Lincoln:

    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

    The world at once noted well what he said making the battle itself less important than the speech. Lincoln & Benjamin Franklin were best remembered for their great ability to paint words like pictures.

    We are all salesmen in every aspect of the word. What we sell is not as important as how we sell. Win your audience over with simplicity rather than repel them with complexity.

    Paul Chong

    A Chinese by Descent

    An Australian by Consent

    Monday, 3 August 2009

    The Day Of Small Things

    The Day of Small Things

    In school we used to learn these memorable poetic lines:

    “Little drops of water

    Little drops of sand

    Make a mighty ocean

    Make a mighty land.”

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    Beauty in Both Big & Small

    Despise not the small little things in life. They could amount to something more gigantic than you ever know. Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin. Who would have thought that he would turn out to be one of American’s greatest presidents? Or what of the little acorn that grows into a gigantic oak tree. It’s in the nature of things that the due process of growth and maturing must progress its course. We say “Don’t grow old, but grow up” for we are supposed to acquire wisdom, patience and understanding through our life’s experiences which should hold us steadfast in the adventures of life.

    The Son of God, Jesus, spent 30 years of His early life learning and acquiring His skill as a carpenter, identifying Himself with mankind through work. This is all in preparation for His public ministries, when He could relate to all aspects of human life. Speaking from personal experiences give you that creditable authority which is not acquired through academic learning. Jesus could relate Himself to the farmers, fishermen, landowners or tax collectors. The simplicity of Christ’s teaching sells, whereas complexity often repels.

    As in nature, we must realise that life is a journey of one great preparation. To be a doctor, we need to spend six long years of learning plus another year of internship. Even to be a teacher requires two to three years of study. Moses spent 40 long years in his preparation as the leader of the Israelites. Paul, one, who is credited with spreading the Gospel far and wide, was likewise not spared the period of apprenticeship. Nothing can substitute your life’s experiences, big or small.

    We’ve got to learn the daily lessons of small things before acquiring the experiences of big things. Whatever jobs you’re holding, learn from it and master it. As you learn and progress, greater tasks and responsibilities will be placed upon you. God may put you in all kinds of situations to test and train you – preparing you for greater things ahead. Be steadfast and faithful for your life to be full.

    “Who despises the day of small things?” – Zechariah 4:10

    Paul Chong

    A Chinese by Descent

    An Australian by Consent