Friday, February 06, 2009


Pangkor had a long and sad story to it. A protector in a way to the Dindings River mouth, but the sad Pangkor Treaty 1874 was signed in its vicinity that allowed Perak for a long economical and political walk through history. The Malay supremos in politics and economy were banished since then. If one care to follow historical threads, one will realise how steam ships owned by a malay economic supremo were chopped to pieces as it were.

2. Then came a new form of Pangkor Treaty, signed in 2008. While the British were abit reserved in giving out land rights to the chinese in new villages, Nizar was asked to lease lands for 999 years. Someone says, 999 years is like 30 generations down the line. Nizar is very far sighted on this issue, forcing important political endeavor to the year 3009.

3. There are malay settlements in Pangkor Island. A ferry ride from Lumut will take you to Sungai Pinang Kechil and Sungai Pinang Besar. They were fishermen before, and some still are. If one care to walk through Pangkor, dont forget to visit the remnants of gudang belanda. Colonisation is nothing new to Pangkor.

4. As a boy who spent years in Sitiawan before excellent result in SPM/MCE took him else where for degree and doctorate, ZAMBRY KADIR is a true patriot. With a large majority on his side in the last general election, Zambry will match Nizar as new MB from Midwest coast of Perak.

5. As I said in earlier posting, with two giant power plants, in Segari and off the coast of Lekir, Manjong and Pangkor is for a brighter future. Whats lost in 1874 and 2008 Pangkor Treaty has to be corrected.

Good Luck Zambry and remember your root.

Zambry Kadir to be sworn in
as new Perak MB tomorrow,
says PM
New Straits Times, Malaysia
January 5 2009

7:47pm: The PM says the Sultan of Perak has consented to swear in Pangkor assemblyman Datuk Dr Zambry Kadir as the new Perak Menteri Besar at 3pm tomorrow at Istana Iskandariah, Kuala Kangsar. The other 30 assemblymen will be sworn in on Tuesday at 10am at the same venue.