Friday, March 27, 2009

Malaysia is moving into Dark Ages

You know that Malaysia is moving into Dark Ages:

· Two opposition newspapers (Suara Keadilan and Harakah) has been suspended for 3 months

· Online news media are not given access to UMNO General Assembly

· There is a blatant miscarriage of justice in Malaysian courts

· Any statement offending the BN government especially about the Prime Minister in waiting is deemed as sedition and you are pulled to the court

· Parliamentarians who are vocal are thrown out of parliament or suspended.

· A racist protest is allowed and given police protection, but a protest for justice and human right is attacked.

· Pakatan Rakyat governments are constantly being threatened

· Racism is highly propagated in mainstream media

· The rakyat are doused with chemical laced water cannons by FRU for attending a ceramah by the opposition parties

· Police are having a free hand in intimidating the rakyat

· Police are used to silence political opponents as crime rates increase and nothing much is being done

· A 60 billion stimulus package is launched with nearly 80% of the money used for bail out and given to private sector to ensure the capitalists support.

Yes, repression by the new regime has just begun. An act of desperation to cling on to power. An act of ego to show off to the rakyat who is incharge. An attempt to create the fear climate among the rakyat . A cheap and dirty tactic to break the spirit of unity among the rakyat using race issues.

On top of the repression, the rakyat are also neglected. No policies or plans to help the rakyat out of the worst economic crisis. People’s money is being used to save cronies and big businesses as the average Malaysian suffers to make ends meet. The BN government continues to cheat the rakyat saying all is well. When the alternative media reports the truth they are banned and threatened.

However, what the premier in waiting Datuk Sri Najib has forgotten is that, Malaysia and Malaysians are not the same anymore. Banning of newspapers, arresting leaders is not going to break the spirit of change in the rakyat. Information flows easily now through the internet and advancement of the technology has made it accessible to the younger generation who are significant number of voters. The rakyat had enough of BN and its component parties for the past 50 years. The younger generation wants genuine change and is ready to throw out the old system. Even the older generation in their middle ages is fed up with BN and its suffocating and repressive machinery.

The overdose propaganda of mainstream media and its biased reporting really makes the average Malaysian feel stupid. Do they think Malaysians are dumb as the BN government’s spin doctors continue to spin out unbelievable, pro BN stories that can be easily verified through independent blogs and websites to know that they are twisted.

Now with increased repression, the BN government is further losing its credibility in the eyes of the rakyat. But do they care? NO ! they don’t , as long as they have the power , money and the machineries they will not care. 5 years down the road they will come begging to us to vote them in. Not only beg, they will threaten, they will bribe, and they will do all kinds of things to remain in power.

But we the rakyat care. We want a Malaysia free of BN tyranny. We want democracy restored. So we need to work hard. It should not be about taking power alone. The work we should do now is to EMPOWER the rakyat! The people’s power should be nurtured and sharpened so that when there is a change of government in the future, the change can be defended from all this unscrupulous tactics by BN. Not only that, the rakyat should be empowered and enlightened so that they will not tolerate power abuses, repression and violations of their rights no matter who is in power, BN, PR or any other party.

The rakyat should always fight against the repression by the government of the day, so that Malaysia will come out of Dark Ages and march towards a new dawn in democracy.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How can I check my Product Key within XP?

There are two programs that can you can use to view the installation CD key used during the installation of Windows XP.

There is one that can only read the Windows XP Installation Key and then there is one that can read both the Windows XP and the Office XP installation key.

As a bonus feature to the Magical Jelly Bean's Windows XP/Office XP Key Installation Viewer, you can also change the installation keys.

Windows XP Installation Key Viewer
Magical Jelly Bean's Windows XP/Office XP Key Installation Viewer

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

[The Malaysian Insider ] BN has no more second chances

MARCH 17 — This is how the reward system normally works in the real world.

An employee slogs for 12 months, meets all his key performance targets and is presented with a merit bonus at the end of the year. A professional football player scores 30 goals, leads his team to a championship and snares a new multiple year contract. A child burns the midnight oil for six months, snags a basketful of A’s at the PMR and is presented with a Playstation.

The common theme in all three examples is that the reward follows some positive action or evidence of progress.

But Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon of Gerakan — a political party which claims to champion meritocracy — wants Malaysians to turn this concept of reward on its head when it comes to dealing with Barisan Nasional.

He said yesterday that most in the BN leadership and component parties were aware of the strong message for change from voters which was expressed in March and subsequent by-elections in Permatang Pauh and Kuala Terengganu.

“The people can assist and encourage the BN to change by giving BN support in the by-elections. This will give those of us in BN more support and strength to continue the process of reform from within.

“However, it will take some time and effort to bring about real reform in a big coalition of diverse parties representing various communities and interests,” Koh said in a statement.

Nice try but Malaysians should not lower the bar of expectations for any political grouping that wants to govern this country. The carrot and stick approach must be maintained always.

The electorate in Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau and Batang Ai should be influenced by a variety of factors, including the quality and image of the candidate, the campaign message and most importantly, the track record of the political parties.

If the voters in the three constituencies feel that there has only been glacial progress on the reform front by Umno/BN and that the ruling coalition has not walked the talk since Election 2008, then they have to exert more pressure by supporting the Pakatan Rakyat candidate.

Similarly, if Pakatan Rakyat persists in fielding questionable and lightweight characters like Jamaludin Radzi and Osman Jailu, then the voters have every reason to send a message to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the Opposition.

Malaysians have been taken for a ride by the politicians in charge for far too long. Malaysians have been led to believe that change is just around the corner by politicians interested only in securing a win at the ballot box, and little else.

If Umno/BN said that they are interested in building a more equitable Malaysia, one where the poor gets help from the government regardless of the colour of the skin, let us wait for the evidence before passing judgment.

If Umno/BN said that they will shed the excesses of the past and become committed to serving the needs of all Malaysians, let us wait for the evidence before passing judgement.

If Datuk Seri Najib Razak really believes in reform and change; in putting credibility back in his Cabinet and the country’s institutions, let us wait for the evidence first.

Until Malaysians are convinced that progress is being made; until Malaysians believe that Umno/BN have turned the corner for good, we have to hold our support for the ruling coalition and its politicians in abeyance.

Unfair? Not really. They had 50 years to win us over and keep us in their corner.