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~MISINTERPRETATION~ Part 1- University Politics   Leave a comment

This article is NOT anti-Pro-Mahasiswa, not even an oppressive writing.  Honestly, I am neither Pro-Aspirasi nor Pro-Mahasiswa. I am a non-partisan and I do respect both parties as both represents the ‘voices’ of those undergraduates. Hereby, I hope that Pro-Mahasiswa readers won’t be shocked or be too emotional after reading this post. 

Hi, Guys! =)

Today, I feel want to be like KAK LEHOT…. who’s wanna join me? Haha…

Today, our topic- MISINTERPRETATION – Part 1 (University Politics).

Malaysians are very prone to misinterpretation. Why? Let’s talk about anything- from business to politics- they always misinterpret things. From my observations, yes, I can confidently say that Malaysians can be easily influenced. I never say that it is a bad thing, indeed it is a right thing if it benefits. Let’s talk a little about politics here.

When I say politics, what will be inside the thought of Malaysians?

Barisan Nasional, the union of 14 political parties that rule the country since Independence

Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Rakyat, PAS-DAP-PKR…………………..

Pakatan Rakyat, the union of 3 political parties that made up the Opposition in the Parliament

Bersih 2.0 rally, elections, who will win, who will lose, democracy, change, Hudud Law…………………

DS Najib Tun Razak, DSAI, Tuan Guru Nik Aziz, Lim Kit Siang…………………..

I didn’t say it is wrong at all. Political parties are all about dimensions of thinking of the Malaysians.

But one thing that make politics dirty- actually the actions of those politicians, even university politicians. I would like to express a disagreement on the amendment of the Section 15(5) University and University Colleges Act (UUCA). According to the amendment, Undergraduates are eligible to support or to be a member of a political party.

Those so-called Pro-Mahasiswa will be the most benefiting. Pro-Mahasiswa is a ‘political party’ established in universities, and most of those are anti-establishment, which means they are good of critics. In University of Malaya, the Undergraduate Parliament consists of 23 Pro-Mahasiswas, 16 are from pro-establishment Penggerak Mahasiswa or GERAK, and 2 non-partisans.

Penggerak Mahasiswa, or GERAK, the Pro-Aspirasi movement in UM

Since the Pro-Mahasiswa reign in UM, I saw that those “Member of Parliaments” didn’t do anything, more than attending university functions, distributing surveys, making nonsense (demonstrations), making a non-workable referendums, and so on. It doesn’t limited to only UM; it is also happened in other universities especially Councils with a majority of Pro-Mahasiswas. Some pro-government bloggers predicted that there is a conspiracy between those Pro-Mahasiswa with the Opposition (Pakatan Rakyat PAS-DAP-PKR).

Pro-Mahasiswa UM

WHATEVER.

Dear Undergraduates…

DON”T BE FOOLISH, DON’T BE STUPID, DON’T BE EASILY INFLUENCED.

YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING. YOU EVEN DID NOT PAYING FOR YOUR PTPTN LOAN YET, THEN YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g7rFhc9qAw

‘RETURN THE AUTONOMY OF UNDERGRADUATES’ -BULLSHIT.

Undergraduates are given the very best- freedom of speech, freedom to study, freedom to make friends and to socialize, freedom to debate… That’s what you call as ‘No Autonomy’? Bullshit.

‘UNDERGRADUATES ARE NOT STUPID’ -TRUE BUT THEY DO APPEAR STUPID.

WHY?

Demonstrations, and anything alike are the WORST ways to resolve a problem. Dear Undergrads, do you know ‘win-win’? Think of a solution benefiting both parties in a problem. The Government is not your servant. They are the one that enforces the law so that we are doing the right thing. I think your parents taught you about manners, right? What’s our 4th AND 5th Rukun Negara? Oh, yes, I shouldn’t have to mention it- they are clever enough. Maybe they forgot, yeah, I understand… so let’s revise back

KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN (BELIEF IN GOD)

KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA (LOYALTY TO THE KING AND THE COUNTRY)

KELUHURAN PERLEMBAGAAN (THE SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION)

KEDAULATAN UNDANG-UNDANG (THE RULE OF LAW) 

KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN (DECENCY AND MORALITY)

Demonstrations (I mean, mass, destructive demonstrations) like Bersih 2.0 violates The Rule of Law and also Morality and Decency.

What do we get from such demonstrations?

NOTHING BUT DESTRUCTION.

On the 23rd December after the Friday Prayers, there should be a demonstration in UM regarding the poor Wi-Fi services in UM.

But what made me shocked is that there was no demonstrators at all. Policemen were aligned in front of the mosque, and the Penggerak Mahasiswa clan hung some banners saying ‘Stop Demonstration In Campus!’. Journalists were waiting then. But, no demonstrations. Why? All the resolutions in the referendum- to ask the Students Affairs Department to return and abolish Wi-Fi fees and to upgrade Wi-Fi services- is already been discussed and yes, it’s over.

I wonder how hard it is for the Members of the Undergraduate Representative Committees especially the Pro-Mahasiswa to spend 3 hours to sit with the Student Affairs Division of UM and talk about it? No demonstrations needed. Just hand in the memorandum or do an on-paper  referendum and hand in the results!

And I wonder, for what the course of GTEE 1113 Technical Writing is taught in UM? Do you ever think about those simple things, Pro-Mahasiswas and the representatives? Why can’t you just use what you’ve learned and present it in more professional way? I will respect Pro-Mahasiswas and other representatives if you do that. From that you will show a very good example of an undergraduate- applying good things which you’ve learned- and that’s what Pro-Mahasiswa should be!

Do you need a demonstration?

KEEP UM AND OTHER UNIVERSITIES OUT OF THOSE BULL**** POLITICS!

For undergraduates, you are a grown-up. Don’t think that a problem can only resolved in one way. Think of a softer, kinder but more radical solution.

Next Post: MISINTERPRETATION Part 2- we will talk about students and business.

P.S: Thank you DS Najib Tun Razak for visiting UM just now. And thanks for pinching my belly 😀

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Prince Righty I

Open Your Eyes Part 1-Zimbabwe   2 comments

“This is one way to die. Don’t commit suicide. Don’t be foolish. Vote ZANU-PF and live.” – Robert Mugabe, in the video.

Let’s see what happened in Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe’s presidency.

Zimbabwean dollar

On 27 November 2007, the chief statistician of the Central Statistical Office, Moffat Nyoni, announced that it would be impossible to calculate the inflation rate of the dollar any further. This was due to the lack of availability of basic goods, and subsequent lack of information from which to calculate the inflation rate; plus, most computers had an insufficient number of digits and software. The International Monetary Fund has stated that inflation is predicted to rise to 100,000% per annum.

On 14 February 2008, the Central Statistical Office announced that the inflation rate for December 2007 was 66,212.3%, and the unofficial exchange rate was Z$7.1 million to the US$1.

On 20 February 2008, the Central Statistical Office said that officially, inflation has in January 2008 gone past the 100,000% mark to 100,580.2%.

On 4 April 2008, the Financial Gazette (FinGaz) reported that officially, inflation in February 2008 jumped to 164,900.3%.

On 15 May 2008, the Zimbabwe Independent reported that officially, inflation in March 2008 jumped to 355,000%.

On 21 May 2008, SW Radio Africa reported that, according to an independent financial assessment inflation in May 2008 jumped to 1,063,572.6%. The state statistical service has said there are not enough goods in the shortage-stricken shops to calculate any new (official) figures.

On 26 June 2008, the Zimbabwe Independent reported that, latest figures from the Central Statistical Offices (CSO) showed that annual inflation rose by 7,336,000 percentage points to 9,030,000% by June 20 and was set to end the month at well above 10,500,000%.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that inflation was likely to be 2 million percent in May 2008 and 10-15 million percent in June 2008, according to John Robertson, a respected Zimbabwean economist.Robertson estimated inflation in July 2008 to be 40-50 million percent. Inflation can only be estimated because of the impossibility of following the cost of individual goods.

According to Central Statistical Office statistics, annual inflation rate rose to 231 million percent in July 2008. The month-on-month rate rose to 2,600.2%. By December 2008, inflation was estimated at 6.5 quindecillion novemdecillion percent (65 followed by 107 zeros).

As predicted by the textbook quantity theory of money, this hyperinflation has been caused primarily by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s choice to mushroom the money supply.

Since February 2009, following a period of hyperinflation and widespread rejection of the devalued currency, companies and individuals are permitted to transact domestic business in other currencies, such as the US dollar or the South African rand. In consequence, the Zimbabwean economy has undergone dollarization and the Zimbabwean dollar has fallen out of everyday use.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwean_dollar

Zimbabwean cholera outbreak

As the outbreak and health crisis grew worse, American and British leaders cited the crisis as further proof that it was, in their view, “well past time for (President) Robert Mugabe to leave” and that Zimbabwe had become a failed state. The Zimbabwe government and state media responded by blaming the outbreak on European and American sanctions and accused Britain of plotting an invasion under the cover of the outbreak. Information minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu blamed the cholera deaths on Western sanctions, saying “the cholera issue has been used to drive a wedge among us”. On December 12, Ndlovu repeated his accusation, and claimed that the cholera outbreak was actually a “serious biological-chemical weapon” attack by the United Kingdom, which Ndlovu asserted was trying to commit genocide. Said Ndlovu:

Cholera is a calculated, racist, terrorist attack on Zimbabwe by the unrepentant former colonial power, which has enlisted support from its American and Western allies so that they can invade the country.

In the meantime, a senior ZANU-PF official argued that the government and party leadership was more focussed on the forthcoming ZANU-PF conference than on the current crisis. On 11 December 2008, President Robert Mugabe made a speech screened on national television in which he said:

I am happy to say our doctors have been assisted by others and WHO (the World Health Organization)… so now that there is no cholera… Because of cholera, Mr Brown wants a military intervention… Bush wants military intervention because of cholera… There is no cause for war any more. The cholera cause doesn’t exist any more.[50][51]

Reports from the WHO contradicted Mugabe’s view and indicated a growing death toll. According to the WHO, as of 8 December nearly 800 people had died of cholera and more than 16,000 cases were being treated. Later that same day, Zimbabwean visas were denied to six French aid workers, including three crisis management specialists, two epidemiologists and a water treatment expert. Britain’s Africa minister, Mark Malloch-Brown, dismissed Mugabe’s claim that the Zimbabwe cholera crisis is over, commenting as follows:

I don’t know what world he [Mugabe] is living in. There is a raging humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe as well as an economic crisis and still there is no representative government able to lead the country out of this disaster.

The French foreign ministry and USAID also contradicted Mugabe’s statements and called on him to allow aid to reach the people in need.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwean_cholera_outbreak

…and when people’s voice is rising…

In 2008, parliamentary and presidential elections were held. The Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), led by Morgan Tsvangirai, won both the parliamentary election and the first round of the presidential, sparking a run-off in a latter. The three month campaign between the first and second rounds of the presidential election was marred by increasing violence targeted at MDC supporters. The MDC stated that at least 86 of its supporters -including Gibson Nyandoro and Tonderai Ndira– had been murdered, and that 200,000 others had been forced out of their homes by pro-government militia. The election itself was reportedly marked by mass intimidation, with citizens being forced to vote, and required to show their ballot to government party representatives before placing it in the ballot box.

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Zimbabwe

When power became possessions, when people are afraid, when the future is in danger… These are the consequences…

-Nkosi sikelel i’Afrika-

-God bless Africa-

Posted April 26, 2011 by princerighty1 in OPEN YOUR EYES