‘Semut’ Huan Cheng Guan, Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) and SEMUT, pesky pro-BN ants.

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SEMUT IS A PRO-BARISAN NASIONAL NGO.

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SEMUT is the acronym for Sensible and Ethical Malaysian United Troopers, a group of so-called volunteers. Its coordinator, Major Huan Cheng Guan (K), who was an elected vice-president of Gerakan, and then Penang-based vice-president of Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM).

During the 13th General Elections, PCM failed to win in any seat, with most of its candidates losing their deposits, resulting in the party closing all its service centres in the state of Penang.

Huan denies that SEMUT is linked to any political party.

However, it is clear that he is pro-BN and anti-Opposition.

15 May 2017

Huan’s hand in friendship proves PAS not against non-Muslims

15 May 2017, PM 4:18 (Updated 15 May 2017, PM 4:48)
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PAS…is banking on a less illustrious figure to convince the non-Muslims that the Islamist party is not against them.

In a Facebook posting, PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan pointed out that Parti Cinta Malaysia’s (PCM) willingness to establish political cooperation with PAS is testimony to this.

He welcomed PCM, led by former Gerakan vice-president Huan Cheng Guan, to be a member of the PAS-led third force known as Gagasan Sejahtera, which also comprises Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia (Ikatan).

Ikatan is helmed by fomer cabinet minister Kadir Shiekh Fadzir.

Nasrudin argued that PCM’s offer proved that non-Muslims did not shun PAS.

“On the contrary, PAS can work with any quarter, including non-Muslims, as long as PAS’ policies and struggle are accepted and respected,” he said.

“I believe Huan as an educated person and someone who wields his own influence among non-Muslims must have analysed and researched PAS’ struggle first.

“I am certain he did not make this statement (to work with PAS) blindly, but rather with full understanding of the current political situation,” he added.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/382275?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

1 May 2017

Parti Cinta Malaysia wants to team up with PAS

ALOR SETAR: Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) is expected to join forces with PAS’ third bloc, known as Gagasan Sejahtera.

PCM president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan said the Penang-based party was discussing the possibility with PAS after their muktamar.

Gagasan is made up of PAS, Parti Ikatan Bangsa Malaysia (Ikatan) and Barisan Jemaah Islamiah Se-Malaysia (Berjasa).

Huan said joining Gagasan would send a message to DAP not to be arrogant.

“If we decide to be an ally, our focus will be on abuse of power, eradicating corruption and environmental issues in Penang,” he said yesterday.

He added that they would also raise issues affecting housing, transport, retrenchment and the closing of multinational companies in the state.

“Currently, we are an independent party, but PAS has been a good friend, and this may change into a closer working cooperation. I see that there can be an alliance in Penang.

“We also hope many more NGOs will join the pact,” he added.

Huan added that joining Gagasan Sejahtera and becoming an ally to PAS would be the right decision as there is no other active Malay-based opposition.

Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/05/01/parti-cinta-malaysia-wants-to-team-up-with-pas/#lgyVZTsuRJSiV6KQ.99

1 He  attacked Lim Guan Eng (See Did Lim Guan Eng ‘run down’ Malaysia when he spoke recetly in Hong Kong?)

2 He called Lim Guan Eng a traitor.

Malaysiakini

A shrimp behind the rock?

 

A traitor is one who betrays another, a cause, or any trust. In movies or stories, betrayals by traitors add spice and plot twists heightening and creating suspense. Do traitors betray their own side or do they lead their enemies into a trap or offer a value to the enemy for selfish reasons to profit?

The traitor often carries secrets to the enemy, such as locations or weaknesses. Motivated by greed, they want to be on the winning side to acquire wealth, status, positions of power, or the chance to for personal vendetta…

However, what happens when a state leader on an official mission to a foreign country (supposedly to meet potential investors and business partners) runs down his motherland instead of highlighting salient points to increase business confidence of potential investors?

(See A shrimp behind the rock?)

3 He backed the recent fuel hike, and backs Najib. (See http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/09/03/fuel-hike-is-justified/)

4 He attacked Anwar Ibrahim:

What do you really want, Anwar?

For many years, Anwar Ibrahim won many hearts by his charisma and oratorical skills. Through the years, instead of gaining more repute, prestige, and respect, rational and right-thinking people can now see through the façade of fabrication he diligently tried to weave before our very eyes.

In a temper tantrum outburst because he did not get what he wanted, he tweeted “Apa lg yg umno mau?” after Umno spurned his attempt for a dialogue or debate to bridge the divisive political chasm in Malaysia.

With no pride or dignity, he called his former political comrades as “hysterical” for their negative response to his Merdeka eve overture to PM Najib Abdul Razak for unity talks, and for questioning his sincerity in pursuing cooperation with the ruling Malay party. (Click on What do you really want, Anwar?)

*SEMUT is not apolitical. It clearly supports Putrajaya.

Semut claims to have no link to any political party but it is now obvious that it is pro-Barisan Nasional.

Star

Monday September 9, 2013 MYT 10:13:47 AM

Guan Eng slammed for running country down

PETALING JAYA: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been taken to task for running the country down during an official mission to woo foreign investors in Hong Kong.

SEMUT (Sensible and Ethical Malaysian United Team) president Huan Cheng Guan said Lim had to justify the use of state funds to go abroad with a delegation only to run down the Government and the country.

“Lim must explain why he persisted in running down and shaming our country in a most unethical manner,” he said.

Huan said Lim gave a false impression to the audience that Malaysia was not a safe place.

He lambasted Lim for claiming that the Federal Government had resorted to phoney measures to cut costs.

He also slammed Lim for claiming that Barisan Nasional had avoided tackling real problems such as crime, corruption, rising debts, declining education standard and productivity and workforce issues.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/09/09/Guan-Eng-slammed-for-running-country-down.aspx

SEMUT BACKS THE BN GOVT. It regurgitates BN’s reasons for the fuel hike.

“As it stands, the Prime Minister and his team are on the right track,” said Huan, SEMUT President.

Free Malaysia Today

Fuel hike is justified

Athi Shankar | September 3, 2013

The increase is a proactive step for fiscal consolidation and economic survival.

GEORGE TOWN: A NGO has argued that the fuel price hike of RM 0.20 for RON95 petrol and diesel was to save the country’s economy.

Sensible and Ethical Malaysians United Team (Semut) president Huan Cheng Guan attributed the fuel price hike partly on the current Syrian conflict, stressing that global oil price can reach US$150 per barrel now.

He also pointed out that Malaysia was officially not an oil exporting country as 90% of its production was for domestic use.

He argued that the fuel price hike was the government’s proactive step for fiscal consolidation to increase market confidence, once fiscal deficit had been reduced.

He claimed that the Putrajaya administration had to cut subsidies and increase fuel price to avoid the country from being punished by international rating agencies and foreign investors for failing to tackle structural problems, such as high rate of subsidies.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/09/03/fuel-hike-is-justified/

Malaysian Insider

Semut lodge report against FB user for insulting King – Bernama

July 22, 2013
Latest Update: July 23, 2013 03:35 am

Sensible and Ethical Malaysians United Troopers (Semut) has lodged a police report against a Facebook account holder and several other individuals for allegedly insulting the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.

Semut coordinator Huan Cheng Guan said the posting was forwarded to him by netizens on July 5 and it allegedly contained elements of insult against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong with the use of harsh and obscene words.

“Semut wants the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to take action against the Facebook account holder and the others,” he told reporters after filing a police report at the Perai police station in Butterworth today.

Bernama, July 22, 2013.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/semut-lodge-report-against-fb-user-for-insulting-king-bernama

Sundaily

Shabery welcomes formation of SEMUT

KUALA BESUT (July 21, 2013): Comunication and Multimedia Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, has welcomed the formation of SEMUT or Sensible and Ethical Malaysians United Troopers by a group of civic conscious citizens.

Shabery said it was not easy to monitor postings that go overboard on social websites because of the vastness and layers of cyberspace, hence the initiative should be lauded.

“Cyber crimes can run in the thousands but the number of police personnel to monitor cyberspace is limited. Thus we welcome the formation of SEMUT,” he said when met at a community function in Kampung Alor Pisang, here, today.

Shabery welcomes formation of SEMUT

YAHOO! NEWS MALAYSIA

New online vigilante group, Semut, is watching you

KUALA LUMPUR: Facebook and Twitter users, beware. There is a new vigilante group in town trawling cyberspace for “sensitive” comments which they fear could disrupt harmony in multi-religious, multi-ethnic Malaysia.

They are an informal collective of Malaysians who call themselves Semut, which is “ant” in Bahasa Malaysia.

Semut is an acronym for their full name and mission statement, which is Sensible and Ethical Malaysian United Troopers.

Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) vice-president Huan Cheng Guan is spearheading this social media monitoring initiative that claims to have about 200 members nationwide.

New online vigilante group, Semut, is watching you – Yahoo! News …

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Sundaily

`Sensible group’ watching cyberspace for sensitive comments

KUALA LUMPUR (July 20, 2013): Think twice before you post sensitive comments on the social media relating to race, religion and the position of the King. You are being watched! There are now volunteers who call themselves the “Sensible and Ethical Malaysian United Troopers” or in short SEMUT who monitor the social media for sensitive remarks or comments that can be harmful to the society.

“The volunteers will feed us the information, including screenshots of the postings. Then we will look at the information and lodge a police report in order for the authorities to initiate investigation,” the group coordinator, Huan Cheng Guan told Bernama.

He said the “volunteers” are mostly social media users who are against other users using Facebook to post insensitive, insulting remarks and condemning others.

So far, two police reports have been lodged by this group of volunteers against two facebook users whom they accused of posting insensitive remarks about the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Prophet Muhammad.

“While we cannot ascertain the identities of those posting the remarks, we are hoping that by lodging the report and providing the information, the authorities can conduct thorough investigation and take necessary action,” he said.

However, Huan explained that those “volunteers” are not trying to compete or undermine the authorities such as the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and police as they merely provide the information to assist the authorities.

Asked if those volunteers are paid by certain parties to carry out the task, Huan said: “We are volunteers and not paid by anybody. We do it because we don’t want people to continue to use this social media as a platform to condemn certain people, their race, their religion and our king.”

He also denied the group was linked to certain political parties even though he was at one time the Penang-based vice-president of Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) after he quit Gerakan in 2009.

Huan, who was an elected vice-president of Gerakan when he quit the party, said: “I have contested against Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat in the general election. I contest against both parties in the Batu Kawan parliamentary and Machang Bubok state seat. How can I be linked to them?” – Bernama

`Sensible group’ watching cyberspace for sensitive comments

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NST

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Parti Cinta Malaysia vice-president Huan Cheng Guan lodged a police report urging the authorities to investigate a Facebook account holder for allegedly posting a comment insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad.

Huan said the comment, which contained serious derogatory remarks, may create disharmony among the Malaysian multi-religious society.

“We are urging the police and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to act swiftly in investigating this matter.

“We cannot allow such unethical usage of social media to pose a threat to the stability of our multi-religious society,” said Huan after filing his report at the Prai police station, here, yesterday.

Checks showed that the account holder had deleted her account on Facebook after her comment went viral on the Internet.

Huan said PCM had formed a cyber-trooper group Sensible and Ethical Malaysian United Troopers (Semut) to promote healthy social media usage among Malaysians.

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2 Responses to ‘Semut’ Huan Cheng Guan, Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) and SEMUT, pesky pro-BN ants.

  1. Pingback: Did Lim Guan eng ‘run down Malaysia when he spoke recetly in Hong Kong? | weehingthong

  2. Michelle Ho says:

    Dear Admin,

    How can I be a member of SEMUT?

    Regards,
    MIchelle

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