Tuanku Ja'afar of Negeri Sembilan passed away

Negeri Sembilan ruler Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman passed away at about 11.45 this morning. He was 86 years old.

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Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Tuanku Ja’afar was the 10th Agong, serving the five-year term from 1994 to 1999. He left behind wife Tuanku Najihah Tunku Besar Burhanuddin, three sons and three daughters.

My deepest condolence to the family.

Al-Fatihah.

Full report by Malaysiakini here.

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4 thoughts on “Tuanku Ja'afar of Negeri Sembilan passed away

  1. yapchongyee

    THE DAWN OF A NEW MALAYSIA

    I think better when I can’t sleep and I am sleepless tonight and so here is an idea and indeed

    a prediction that the politics of Dato Seri Anwar is absolutely on the right path and the end

    for racial politics will at last see the light of dawn. My analysis is so clear that I will share my

    thoughts with those who will read this article.

    I want to believe and I think I am right to believe that Dato Seri Ahmad Bedawi has already

    defeated Tun Mahatir Mohd. and I can say now with certainty that PM Bedawi is even as we

    speak, AT THE STEERING WHEEL OF BARISAN NATIONAL AND WILL AFTER MARCH STAY ON AS

    PRIME MINISTER AND SEE THROUGH HIS FULL TERM, and Najib will be President of UMNO. I

    make this daring prediction on 2 counts (a)the candidate for the KT by-election is said to be a

    Bedawi MAN (2)Myhiddin is now faced off against a second rival (it does not matter who this

    2nd candidate is, but it is only relevant that he just cannot be a Mahatir MAN.

    I make this prediction on the assumption that KT by-election will be won by the BN

    candidate; and I think it will. It is important for my analysis and indeed my strategic thinking

    that PAS loose this election because from my perspective PAS is what UMNO is, A RACE

    ORIENTED POLITICAL PARTY that has thrived on divisiveness split along racial lines; and a

    style of politics that has caused TOO MUCH UNHAPPINESS AND SET BACK MALAYSIA’S

    PROGRESS 1/2 A CENTURY.

    Why do I say that Dato Seri Anwar is on the right track is because he has come to realise that

    racial politics has already had it day and has expired on the shelf. I have to make it very clear

    that I have never ever met Dato Seri Anwar and what I say has nothing to do with what he

    wants nor even that he even knows what I am now saying. My analysis is based on the

    inevitability of the events as they unfold on the ground. It is obvious that the by-election of

    the KT seat is a PROXY WAR between the forces of Mahatir vs. AAB because it has not escaped

    observers that there is a fight for control of the BN electoral machine between mukhriz vs

    khairy and it has also not lost on us as observers that khairy has won out against mokhriz.

    Therefore, if BN wins KT this honor for the BN victory will go to Khairy and with that the

    Presidenct of UMNO youth. If I have a say in opposition politics (which I do not) I will put my

    support (behind the scene of course) for the BN to win, because a win for BN will ensure that

    PM Bedawi remains at his office for the rest of his term, and since it is the perception of most

    Malaysians that PM Bedawi is weak, it will be to the advantage of Pakatan to fight the next

    election against Bedawi than to fight A RESURGENT UMNO. Therefore it is good strategy for

    Pakatan to remove PAS from their side at a time when PAS removal will pose no disadvantage

    to the PAKATAN. The influence of PAS is OLD POLITICS AND IT IS BAD POLITICS BECAUSE IT IS

    RACIAL POLITICS. The people of Malaysia has awakened to the realisation that racial politics

    has retarded their progress and IT IS POLITICS THAT HAS CAUSED TOO MUCH UNHAPPINESS.

    Having argued my case on the above basis, has the PAKATAN the daring and panash to do

    what is to my thinking is the obvious thing to do to finally ween ourselves off the politics of

    DIVISIVENESS AND EMBARK ON THE POSITIVES OR WIN–WIN–WIN politics of EQUAL

    CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL MALAYSIANS. If this is the aim of PAKATAN then progress and grow

    strong without PAS; they are old politics and they have no reason to exist if they become

    moderates; WHAT THE F..KS CHOPPING HANDS AND STONING TO DEATH OF ANY KIND AND

    UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IS BLOODY ABOMINATION.

    I say it is inevitable for PAKATAN to win the next election because it has taken 50 years to

    convince sufficient Malays to vote PAKATAN and pose a meaningful threat to the dominance

    of UMNO politics, and from here to a VICTORY FOR PAKATAN IS JUST A STONE’S THROW

    AWAY. THE MOMENTUM IS ON THE RISE FOR PAKATAN WITHOUT OLD STYLE POLITICS OF PAS.

    I wish also to remind PAKATAN that the Chinese vote bank of 24% is worth more than the

    unwanted support of PAS. I have always argued that the Chinese should push their weight as

    SWING VOTERS AND THAT TO BE SWING VOTERS WE NEED TO BEGIN TO WING THE

    PENDULANT AND THAT IS POSSIBLE ONLY IF WE VOTED FOR THE OPPOSITION. How can there

    be swing if there is no movement ?

    Reply
  2. lee wee tak

    Dear Mr. Yap.

    Appreciate your analysis but not the alignment, though…it sort of interrupt reading

    I beg to differ, racial politics is still a very big part of the Malaysian political scenes. It is ingrained in many Malaysians even before colonial days and further enhanced since Alliance – BN days

    The road sign, body snatching, Bar Council gathering, Hindraf, Bukit Bendera, PKNS, etc….

    Racism is part of Malaysia. The only hope I have is to have positive racism. There can be a race-based agenda to further particular communal issues and yet, understanding, accommodation, respect and co-operation should be cultivated.

    Our federal administration, bureaucracy and MSM are good in identifying the differences of each races..why not identify the similarity?

    Why can’t we have our own schools to re-enforce & enrich the “Malaysia Truly Asia”sales pitch and at the same time, we can do what our dads and granddad do? Sit down, have a meal together, play as kids and joke around like friends?

    Diversity is strength, but should not be used as selfish political capital.

    Reply

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