Tok Mat Um....NO! Paulie

Better believe it by now that even God Allah hates BN so much, in a very mysterious but somehow in a very direct and comedic means too. With the untimely death of Tok Mat (yet to elaborate more on his new book), the prophetic death of Augustine Paul and last but not least the dissappearance of the word U,M from UMNO hq building in KL it’s all the signs of BN’s apocalypse beginning in the year 2010. The end of BN is near? Well look back to a feng shui readings by Lilian Too in 2007 on Putrajaya and how Pak Lah fared not long after that.

Praise the Lord, Alleluia! God Bless Us Malaysia All!

Tok Mat dies

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 1 — Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat, the controversial government strategist and propagandist, died this morning. He was 71.

Tok Mat, as he was known by all, was Minister of Information for two terms; from 1978-1982 and 1987-1999, during which time he produced many patriotic songs like “Setia” which was very often sung together with “Negaraku” during school assemblies.

Tok Mat died in his sleep, according to his eldest son and Pulai MP Datuk Nur Jazlan.

Nur Jazlan said the family came to know that Tok Mat had died at about 8am when his mother, Puan Sri Salbiah Abdul Hamid, tried to wake up her husband.

“He died in his sleep,” he told reporters at the house.

Tok Mat also served as Malaysia’s ambassador to Indonesia from 1982 to 1987.
He wrote a book “Umno: Akhir Sebuah Impian”, which was launched in October, which he called a “teaser of more to come”. Many thought it would be a tell-all book, detailing what went on in Umno and how he created and managed his many “propaganda” campaigns.

Many had hoped the book would spill the beans on his relationship with former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. In fact, some detractors were sure “Umno: Akhir Sebuah Impian” would be a hatchet job against Dr Mahathir as the relationship between the two men in the last few years had been tense.

But ever the gentleman, Tok Mat said at the book launch he had no quarrel with the fourth prime minister. He said then that he wrote the book because of love. Love for the party and love for the country.

A patriot to the end, Tok Mat had been in frail health for years and feistily referred to the last few months as “borrowed time”.

He will be laid to rest at the Bukit Kiara Muslim cemetery here after Asar prayers today.

The public can pay their last respects at his house at 42 Jalan Setiajaya, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
Judge Augustine Paul dies

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 – Federal Court judge Datuk Seri S. Augustine Paul, who shot to prominence for presiding over Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s 1998 corruption case, has died today of an undisclosed ailment. He was 64.

It is not known what caused his death but he had been bed-ridden for some time. He died at the Selayang Hospital at 2.45pm, said his son-in-law Robert Devan, 37.

He is survived by his wife Datin Seri Dr Mary Paul, daughter Dr Juliana Sharmini, 29, and son Alan John, 27.

His cortege will leave his Bangsar home at 2pm on Sunday to the Parish of St Peter’s, Jalan Changkat Riong, for the funeral service at 2.30pm.

Paul, who obtained his Barrister-at-Law from Inner Temple, England, began his career in 1971 as Federal Counsel at the Attorney-General’s Chambers and later as a magistrate in Ipoh, Perak. He also served as a Sessions Court Judge in Temerloh, Pahang, Melaka and Penang and was chairman of a special committee on taxation before he was elevated to the High Court on May 15, 1998.

He was confirmed as a High Court judge for less than six months when he presided over the former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy and corruption cases which started in November, 1998.

For nearly six months, his name kept popping up in the world’s news bulletins with his “irrelevant” rulings in the case.

Seven years later, Paul was appointed as Federal Court judge and, at the time of his demise, had several months to go in service before retiring.

Chief Justice Tun Zaki Tun Azmi said Paul was a hard working man.

“I have not known Augustine for a long time. However, for the short period that I came to know him, he was a very hard working man until the last moment … he was still working, he was always anxious about work than about himself,” he said.

Zaki also offered his condolences to the judge’s family. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said Paul was a very experienced judge.

“He was a committed person in all aspects of his work and knew the law to provide justice,” he said.

The late judge’s secretary, Norhaniah Abdul Hanan, said Paul was a good boss. Norhaniah, 54, who served with him since April 2008, said his passing was a big loss. – Bernama

No sabotage in Umno building
Sunday, 03 January 2010

(NST) KUALA LUMPUR: The missing letters from the word “Umno” atop its party headquarters at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) is a result of poor maintenance and not an act of sabotage, said Umno information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan.

He said the party secretariat and Putrade Property Management Sdn Bhd (Putrade), which is the management company of PWTC, had been informed of the “damage”.

He added that swift action would be taken to replace the missing letters.

“I have advised Datuk Abdul Rauf Yusof and Putrade on the matter after receiving a text message from someone this morning.

“I will make sure that it will be fixed immediately.”

Yesterday, blogger Ahirudin Atan of Rocky’s Bru posted pictures of the Umno headquarters with only the “NO” and “UO” signs on the sides of the building.

Some claimed on the blog that it was a sign of “the end of Umno” due to the “NO” sign.

Ahmad said it was just a coincidence that the sign formed such a word.