Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ahmad "I'll Not Apologise" Ismail

Barisan Nasional component parties were probably thanking their lucky stars for Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's apology on behalf of UMNO over Datuk Ahmad Ismail's statement that Chinese minorities in the country were penumpang. While, it didn't fully resolve the issue, it certainly dissipated a fair bit of the minority communities anger over the racist remarks.

But no, this UMNO Bukit Bendera division warlord had other plans for MCA and Gerakan. Despite being pressed to apologise for his views and remarks, even after Datuk Seri Najib's face-saving apology, Datuk Ahmad Ismail, after "disappearing" for a few days, has stressed that he'll "not apologise".
"As far as I am concerned, I did not say or do anything wrong. So why should I apologise?"
He went on to reject claims that he was a racist and even cited many Chinese and Indians as his childhood friends.
Ahmad, in refuting claims that he was a “racist”, said he had been friends with many Chinese and Indian Malaysians since his childhood.

“I have never been racist and will never be. It is rubbish to suggest that I am a racist,” blasted Ahmad...
I really wonder, in his to-be-scheduled press conference on Saturday in Penang, whether these Chinese and Indian friends of his would dare to step up and stand behind this Datuk and provide personal testimonies to the effect that he isn't a racist?

In fact, I'd like to know which leader from Barisan Nasional will appear and stand behind him at the conference.

As a scriptwriter, I can envision 3 possible endings:
  1. Pak Lah gets woken up from his slumber by MCA, Gerakan, DAP etc., and decides to give this Datuk Ahmad Ismail a figurative tight slap and banish him from UMNO.

  2. Pak Lah continues his self-induced slumber to avoid antagonising a crucial warlord support in the coming party elections, leaving MCA and Gerakan red-faced with tails between their legs.

  3. Or would we instead get a apology but no apology type statement which we usually hear from Barisan Nasional leaders who shoot from their hip, "my statement was not intended to hurt anybody, but I'll apologise if you feel hurt by it." And of course, BN leaders, including MCA and Gerakan will claim moral victory and matters "resolved".
Where would you put your money? I know where to put mine. ;-)

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tony,

Don't waste our time on Ahmad DAI the Bloody Idiot!

Why must we even bother when Najis Razak has bluntly mentioned the worst racist remark ever in our Malaysian history while he was in UMNO Youth :

"SOAK THE MALAY KERIS WITH CHINESE BLOOD!!!"

Najis has never and will never apologize on his WORST racist remark to the Malaysian Chinese Citizens since that sinful day until today!

So what say you?

Anonymous said...

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/89121

read the above news....

i think Dr M is definately old man and brain not longer active like last time.

Why he compare Ong and Ahmad?
one is student and another is MP.
Who is more important?

Besides, what he know about Ong writing? did he read what ong write?

Sometime really hate all political people, Always talk about the racism!!! WHAT A WASTE!!!!

PLEASE USE THE BRAIN AND PUT MORE EFFORT on the country economy!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Change cannot come from UMNO-BN, change must come to UMNO-BN

Peter Lee said...

I'll go for #3.

yowchuan said...

I'll vote for #3.

Anonymous said...

i'll wager my entire life saving on #3

Anonymous said...

No 2 scenario most likely.

Anyway, why do we want an apology when he clearly meant what he said? Let him show the whole world and reaffirm what a racist and a bigot he is. And I'm very, very sure he represents 90% of what UMNO, including the top 2 sleepy heads, really thinks. Let them express how they feel, and show the rest of the country why we need to change the govt! If people still think and feel like that, it's clear that we have not achieved real independence. After 51 years, there's very little to be proud of when charting the so-called milestone of this country.

We need a new administration that is more inclusive, not divisive. We need leaders who are sincere about making these changes, not one that say one thing and do another. When the heart is in the right place, the head will act accordingly. The day will come when we do not need to waste so much money in the name of integration and send our kids to the Non-sensical National Service!

-peace-

mode de la shadow said...

sometimes i pity that old man lol. i wish i can just ask abdullah out for a beer n just suggest to him to fuck it all n hang out more. its those goons around him which magnifies his weaknesses. nobody is perfect anyway... he might survive longer politically if he's without them n also add up another extra few years of his golden years.

WY Kam 甘永元 said...

i ll bet scenario 2. what's the wager tony?

DannyArcher said...

If i were to read between the line, it appears to me as if najib is sending a hidden message to the Malay community -- vote for opposition and Malay will bow to chinese in the future.

We know najib very well, he doesn't apologize that quickly, he is a snake!

Ghifari X said...

Are we all not racist? All my life in Malaysia there is segregation in celebrations on the job on the playing field in marriage religion even a walk in the town and all of us Chinese Malay Indian are guilty as we speak.
Few of us get over this suspicious greedy jealous childish hatred by the time we get through our late 50s by which time we have marinate our children well into another generation of aggressive ill-mannered self-centred nauseating rationale that display insolence on one side and seething inward anger on the other. At first when the call for Ahmad to apologise was made I felt it was appropriate and he should have responded in kind - but now I sense the continued and excessive calls are those intended to humiliate rather than a genuine look towards our own selves questioning not only our intentions for Ahmad to apologise but are we now seeing him as the straw that'll break the camel's back? We are all Ahmads unless we return to our origins or face up to our arrogant march towards modernity and ask what have we all left behind? Manners.

Oink OInk said...

my bet on badawi : What-me worry?
hahahahaha
http://terangbulannegaraku.blogspot.com/2008/08/i-am-worried.html

Anonymous said...

I think you better take a page out of your boss LGE with this guy. LGE pointed out this guy is not just a racist but the fact he is dishonest and a liar being involved in cheating the PDC and land scams,and other things.

If this guy is a racist and liar, isn't the worst people he treat are the Malay voters that buy into his worst rhetorics?

Frankly he should be charged with fraud Not sedition...

lovemalaysia said...

If AAB not going to apologies into this matter this means he is leading all him UMNO members to become a racist!!!!
Then even means he did not respect our "Merdeka" if it is then, Merdaka is meaningless and we will the whole Malaysia will vote for "Malaysia Day" from there UMNO is doomed forever!!
Let's see if our Kings say something this time...we will see it the matter is not solve quickly so as the apologies from AAB,Najib is nothing he is just a candidate..and puppet..

Anonymous said...

PM said Ahmad didn't mean what he said...
So... what did Ahmad actually said?

Even though the Chinese were 'penumpang' we worked like worst than dogs to be where we are today. Yes, we are hardworking Chinese people !

What about you Malays, En. Ahmad? Which race has the highest count in rape, corruption, robbery, racisim, money laundering & much much more..???

I think all.... of the BN & UMNO party & goons must dissolve..!
PM also don't give 2 cents on this issue lah..!

Why are they always comming out with this racial issue???
Especially from BN & UMNO..?
What's wrong with the Chinese???

Don't forget that the Malays are also migrants. From where.... i don't know.

Malaysia actually belongs to the Orang Asli..!
Then how come the Malays don't look like the Orang Asli..???????
And they are the least helped by the BN goverment.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

No use forcing anyone to apologise
When he doesn't admit his own mistake
There are better things to energise
Than to use any whip or big stick

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 050908
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Fri. 5th Sept. 2008.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering out of curiosity's sake, do we have a video clip of Ahmad uttering these racist statement? Sure would like to see it for myself....

wandererAUS said...

This Ahmad bloke, is just a cunning and arrogant, typical UMNO opportunist.If he claimed that he did nothing wrong, and spoke his mind...the racist remarks he uttered, so let it be. What amuses me is, a squatter himself from Sumatra has the cheek to call others, 'squatters'!
These sort of yester years politicians, will soon be history.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said…

We deserved better Leaders come the new Dawn of Malaysia on 916

In 2004 GE11, the Malaysian Voters have had given the PeeM AAB 90% of the seats in Parliament with a Mandate of almost full support but what had he done to Malaysia, with his arrogance & ungratefulness, he tried to oppress & betray the trust of Rakyats and mismanage the Government and suppressed the MSM News and spun lies and deceits. What could PeeM AAB ever do anything to Ahmad Ismail??? As NTR DPeeM & AAB PeeM himself professes & shares like-minded with Ahmad Ismail the same common seditious thoughts.

Light-up the Candles now and but justice for all ISA detainees come the new dawn of Malaysia soon.

Where is the justice & freedom of expression because all our MSM News are suppressed or spun, where have the Truth and Merdeka gone to, perhaps the goons under BN Government, ok??? Malaysia is going backwards after 51 years instead of going forward under the Racist UMNO, calling the “Chinese Squatters” to leave and “Babi Cabinet” if Anwar wins Permantang Pauh and if he forms the Pakatan Rakyats’ Federal Government. What independence is there when there is none but a Police State in the making and where is the Justice for Altantuya and those in the ISA detention without trial or rights of appeal to seek natural justice???
The UMNO Government is afraid that more cans of worms will be spilled by RPK and therefore they banned his blogsite which is a futile attempt to block information in this IT age, of course this is because of this Present Moronic Government is corrupt and dirty therefore on the pretext of helping the Rakyats, they could extract, swindle and plunder more money from the Budget Deficit and with most of the Deficit Money coming from Petronas. Look for example at the Crystal Mosque’s and Mariner Club’s Fiasco in Terengganu’s Billions in Wang Ehsan, Billions had been lost as white elephants. The cancellation of the Johore Scenic Bridge, Penang Second Bridge and LRT Projects at the whims and fancies of the Flip Flop, Incompetent and Sleeping PeeM at the last minutes is wasting Multi Millions Ringgits in Public Funds had shown proof of the PeeM’s mismanagement of the Government and wastage of the Public Financial Resources and all these wasted funds could not be salvaged to aid and assist the Malaysian Poor Citizens of all races. If Malaysia still keep him in power it will further damage and erode the Wealth of our Nation and our National Wealth could be decimated in no time.
The same could happen to all the empty promises of aid and help to the Rakyats these could all be lip service only unless it is monitored by reputable NGOs. On the irreversible Food Prices inflation, the unnecessary Moronic previous price hike on Petrol & Diesel had caused great permanent damage to the Food Price Structure and even if the price cut to Petrol and Diesel revert to their original prices prior to their hike, it will not revert the Food prices back to their original state and only the PeeM is to be solely blamed for his unwarranted Fuel Price Hike. His 2009 budget did not help the Rakyats’ quelled their immediate hardship suffered nor did that help them solve their Transport Problems immediately with multiple schemes but none available immediately with all the empty rhetorics but nothing concrete that could solve their immediate problems after years of neglect from this incompetent sleeping PeeM. As it is he is still sleeping and still unaware of what the 27 Million Rakyats wanted, needed and aspired to have coming soon??? Come Sept 16, 2008 send him home to sleep forever he is no longer needed.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the scoundrel Ahmad Ismail should ask himself where he or his ancestors come from, probably then he would realise that he or his own stock of people have nothing special about them, for they too were immigrants and 'penumpang'just like the others. Trace your lineage Ahmad, you will be surprised there is no history at all to sunstantiate your claims of special race, except for being descendants of pirates, whereby the other races toiled to make what the nation is today.
Rather surprised none of the so called protectors from UMNO and BN have not stated anything in protest, which means they concur to what this moron is saying.

Anonymous said...

I choose non of the 3 scenario's. Yes why. All idiots are damn bloody arrogant. Added to that is their brainless attitude. Added to that is their belief in their Ketuanan over other races. So we have a party who believes and claim to have superior rights, bloody arrogant and brainless. With such a character can you all still chose any of the three. Just read their recent apologies. They are so hollow, so brainless and the mother of hyprocracy. Every word in that statement is designed to add salt to your wounds. Just ask any one of you if that apology is acceptable?

Only Ong of MCA accepted that apology according the papers. That is understandable. Because all the while he is an idiot, a brainless idiot who is a slave to the tuans. He look like an idiot anyway.

MCA, MIC, Gerakan, PBS, PBRS etc etc should immediately pack their bags and move over to PKR. Ahmad is only the tip of the iceberg. The whole Gomen machinery is all geared toward full discrimination. Yes FULL discriminatory practises run by hardcore RACIST fully funded and supported by that racist party. And will not stop just because of Ahmad. Wake up you idiots, how many wakeup calls do you need. Stop procrastinating. Stop giving in to these bastards. The BUCK stops here. Time to say NO...No to UNMO. The FUTURE of MALAYSIA is in your hands. The future generation will remember you for making that CHANGE. The CHANGE is for the BETTER.

KIMHO8 said...

He is correct. He did nothing wrong!

BUMNO has cultivated them to be racist. He has been taught and ordered to be racist.

Malaysian Cabaret/Coward Association should agree with him too because they say this before "Chinese, do not break the BIG EFFORT we have build for so hard and so long which has maintained the harmonious between Chinese and Malays."

Malaysian Cabaret/Coward Association, they are just like the old ancient timer, trade their own daughter or any possession even respect, dignity and pride for their personal survival.

I wish them happy and good luck!

amoker said...

And we refuse to believe that you are not a racist.

I think the minorities are not pacified, but resigned. The intensity maybe less, but we do not forget.

ahmad mamat said...

the one person who should be really pissed of in this issue is najib. he apologised, and now ahmad said he did nothing wrong. it just make najib looks like a clown! i wonder what's going on behind the scene.

Viktor Wong said...

That son of the bitch Ahmad Ismail is not alone. Umno big guns were behind him.

I know we can't do anything right now. The only thing we could do is to zerorise the BN and Umno from parliament in the next 13th general elections.

So stay tune and dun forget this issue to cast your votes then.

Another thing, please read this website : http://www.geocities.com/malayculture/history.htm

lilavathi said...

He apologise or not, to me does not makes any differences. Why waste time on people like this, spend the time on something better.

To me better spend time on how to ride the recession and coming worse recession. Having seen 2 recession, I am getting ready to ride this out the best I can.

I want to move on with my life. God is only one, He is a fair man. What's goes around come around.

Please continue to be racist, It just show the world, what kind of a person you are. The more racist they get, the more the world will get frighten by it.

They don't even know what is globalization, they only know katak dibawah tempuronition.

P130 said...

Dear Y Tony,

Could you please ask our flip-flop PM why are only BN MPs going for the "indoctrination camp" errr... I mean study tour on the 16-Sep-2008?

If the government is paying for the camp errrr.. I mean study tour, and if it is for the good of MPs to upgrade their knowledge, why shouldn't other MPs be allowed to go as well?

I think DSAI, LKS, LGE, Nik Aziz, yourself should all go to upgrade your knowledge as well.

Jimbo said...

And now Ahmad is joined by all 13 divisions of Penang UMNO, supporting him in his 'squatter' theory.

This is great! Let's all grab a couch, some chips and get comfy. This is becoming really interesting!

Anonymous said...

Dear YAB

1st, I think comments should refrain from using obscene language. Freedom of speech must also follow ethics.

I am not sure if this point has been mentioned while so much reaction has been on Datuk AI on his "pendatang" or "penumpang" claims. It seems the non-malays (Chinese & Indians) were to be blamed for not voting BN. Here are my questions:

1. in what way does the non-malay voters owe BN for? are they trying to imply that non-malays owe the BN to live in Malaysia? how is that a fact? pls ask BN to specify this claim. it also implies that BN own Malaysia. BN is a political party. They do not own the country. Nobody owes them a living. It is BN that owe the rakyat a living. I think you get my point.

2. even if all the non-malays voted for opposition (non-BN)...here's is where MATHS is important...shouldn't BN get 67% votes from Malays & still be in total control of Parliament. the total votes of non-malays amount to no more than 33%. Chinese no more than 25%. So, what is Datuk AI talking about? It's utter rubbish. So, if BN has lost votes. It is not only from the Chinese but also from the Malays as well.

The recent by-elec of P44 is a very good example. The population spread of Pmtg Pauh represents predominantly Malay (67-70%) & remaining non-Malay. DSAI won by getting half of the Malay votes & the rest from non-Malays. It goes to say that all BN ministers can't count & they are running the country. Just look at the recent budget. eg RM50 extra for one whole year personal allowance from RM 350...wow, RM 50 / 365 = RM 0.14 per day. Can someone tell me what can we get for extra RM 0.14 per day ?

I also learnt today of something really fishy. What is the logic: a 20mt lorry will get only 1200 ltr of diesel subsidy while a 1-3mt lorry will get 1800mt subsidy. The subsidy is RM 1.10/ltr ie pay only RM 1.40-/ltr. This implies, a 1-3mt lorry will consume more diesel...so they are given more ltr diesel subsidy. Can anyone explain the logic behind this?

Anonymous said...

I think Datuk AI need to go back to school to learn the history of Melaka again. If not because of the Emperor of China, we will be greeting each other "sawadeekap". So, who is the ungrateful one now?

Anyone knows what happened to the descendants of Hang Li Po? You know , the princess from China with the 4 body guards (also start with name Hang...) who was a gift from the Emperor of China in the 15th century.

charis14 said...

Actually, Ahmad cannot and should not apologise. The reason is that this 'truth' is actually UMNO's tenet of belief - as demonstrated thro UMNO's meetings and the BTN indoctrination sessions.

Personally, I am glad for these people to continue declaring their belief. We should use this opportunity to educate everyone re the growing number of 'imported bumis' to share in the already limited resources. Also, a great chance to show the hypocrisy of the other parties within BN.

Anonymous said...

#3

Anonymous said...

UMNO can never change. Unless it is dead. MCA & Gerakan should go for a third group - with SUPP, PBS, MIC, etc. Very sad and angry to watch Ahmad's face, expression and his tone on TV. Suck. UMNO is still playing ketuanan Melayu issue among the Malays. DAP should seek for better idea and work much harder to attract Malay votes.

Anonymous said...

dear Ahmad,

at the end of your journey, when you take your last breath, you will come face to face with your creator.

you call him Allah. i call him god. he is all almighty.

he has been, is and will be watching your doings...and everyone of us.

tell him you have been a good boy.

look back and search your soul. i wish you can have a peaceful conscience.

Anonymous said...

Sigh...as far as I am concern, the apologies (DPM or Ah...MAD) is as good as the previous swearings on Quran....Poof! No Remorse!

If I am not a Malaysian, this would have been hilarious!

A good piece for Hollywood or Bollywood! But I think have to wait a little bit longer coz it doesn't have an ending yet.

Hehehe...heard the bookies are into politics now. I wonder what's the odd? Anyone?

Purple Haze said...

Ahmad is part of the Malaysian "Ku Klux Klan".

As in the US, they continue to exist despite civil developements through the years 'cos they are people who believe in that manifesto.

Anonymous said...

It is very irresponsible of a politician to make such a remark to incite unrest amongst the citizens. He is playing the race card without much thought of the consequences that his remark will bring and he is too arrogant to back down. It does say a lot about his character. Whether he apologises is not important, the people should remain calm and rise above this. His remark has not changed anyone's life, and shall remain insignificant. We should all move on and carry on. Politics has become too much like a soap opera that it is laughable. While everyone is throwing stones at each other, who is running the country?!

Anonymous said...

I think the whole thing is pre-planned.Najib and Abdullah apologised first to the Chinese and then this racist Ahmad Ismail came out defiant against apologising and even retorted that he was misquoted by Sin Chew.This "wayang show" is outdated and maybe they are trying to stir up a hornets' nest between the Chinese and the Malays.With that ISA can be imposed as they knew that 916 is getting closer and a new dawn is approaching.

Anonymous said...

One thing I will tell you, the Chinese simply have to work harder in the future when our oil runs out in order to support the particular race group which is calling them pendatang.

Thanks to the pendatang if not we would still be like Papua New Guinea. No pendatang to tap the rubber trees. No pendatang to mine our tin mines. No pendatang to develop business and cities

They should instead be very grateful for the pendatang

Anonymous said...

UNMO IS IRRELEVANT NOW!
Wait till next election or with 30 opposition parties cross over and the honchos under UNMO will be begging in the streets.
See wat happens to Zakaria Palatial Darus

Anonymous said...

Read "The Real Reason Why PM Badawi Doesn't Want To Take Action Against Ahmad Ismail" at http://margeemar.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Dear Tony,
The many comments in politics-related blogs reflect that a great number of us Malaysians are racist in its bad sense. Being "racist",in its neutral sense, is nothing good or bad, and it is omnipresent. It's just that feeling of "Hey! Our race is great!" I think it is all right to have this kind of racist awareness in any one of us. But when it is that "Hey! Your race is no good!" sense that surfaces, it becomes bad. And when that bad sense gets politically aroused and mobilized, things become really ugly for all. Ideally, the good sense of the racist sentiment in us, found in certain religions and also many educational programs across the world (any of them in Malaysia?), should be and should have been cultivated in every Malaysian. It is the initiative to discover, understand, respect and appreciate the other races. It is the responsibility of the education department in our society to deliver the ideal results. But first, can it pass the politics department?

Emily Pratt said...

Hello Everyone,

Please keep your anger in check…provocation iwas what was intended by that racist man, please do not fall into his trap.

Some MPs (from DAP, MCA and Gerakan) have lodged police reports against him. Let the law takes its course, no need stir up more negative sentiment. Sticks and stone may break my bone, but name calling is just that.

916 is less than a fortnight away, keep our cool… Makkal Shakthi will prevail. Please keep cool.

Thank you all civilized brothers and sisters.

EP

bclee66 said...

becarefull with this Bn dirties tactic, i can smell something wrong here which will stir sosial unress

Malim Deman said...

These people are incorrigible. Pi mai pi mai tang tu!

Anonymous said...

i think UMNO members all have the same thoughts, they are only pretending , as time go by , others races will forget this issues again ... just like before.

Anonymous said...

If the Chinese are immigrants, then the Malays are colonial rulers in Malaysia. The orang asli were here first before the Malays invaded this country from Indonesia.

Anonymous said...

i have a colleague whose grandfather migrated from Jawa. He is considered a Bumiputra. My great grandfather was born in Penang and I'm not a Bumiputra. It all doesn't makes sense. We are all citizens of Malaysia.

Peter said...

Hi Tony,

Hope you will highlight the BN whip (BN MP not allowed to vote according to conscience), the possibility of the defective DNA bill being put to the vote in Parliament and the possibility of BN MPs voting against the DNA bill, get kicked out of the BN and thus get the chance to join the Pakatan Rakyat free of conscience.

Barisan Nasional Members of Parliament, the whip and the DNA bill

Anonymous said...

Dear Tony, this country is very sad in terms of history education.

Since when are Chinese only immigrants to Malaysia?

The "Original" occupants of the peninsular, are the Orang Asli. The "Malays" themselves are immigrants from Sumatra, Java, South Thailand former kingdom of Pattaya, and bits of pieces of Burma, Shan, and even East Indian states.

Chinese are "immigrants"? Was it not Mansur Shah who went to China on his own will to kowtow to the Ming Emperor to get his country listed as a vessal state to China? That effectively made "Malays" into Chinese didn't it? China gave him (of his son) a Chinese Princesses. Whom brought along soldiers, guards and servants. These are not immigrants, they are Imperial Entourage!

What uncouth, uneducated thingy is that to have sprouted such nonsense about immigrants? He probably failed history.

Anonymous said...

Sultan Mansur Shah INVITED the Chinese to Malaysia to trade and settle down. Go read history.

We are valued, invited citizens, unlike the useless sneaked in through borders you-know-who.