9/29/2019

Al Fatihah Allahyarham Ahmad Ton

MM Online:

DAP veteran Ahmad Ton dies

BY DANIAL DZULKIFLY



Ahmad Ton had held various positions within the party such as DAP Johor state chairman and vice-chairman and was even appointed to the party’s Deputy Secretary-General post from 2004 to 2008

Picture by KE Ooi

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Senior DAP leader Ahmad Ton has passed away, his party has confirmed. He was 70.

DAP political education director Liew Chin Tong conveyed his condolences at the passing of the party stalwart, who died today.

In a media statement, Liew said that Ahmad will be remembered for his “strong will” to fight for a better Malaysia.

“The journey of DAP in the former Barisan Nasional fortress of Johor was never easy for our veterans. Being a Malay in DAP in the previous Johor political milieu was doubly hard for Sdr. Ahmad Ton.

“It was Sdr. Ahmad Ton’s strong will and a warrior’s pursuit of permanent struggle for a better Malaysia that paved the way for Pakatan Harapan to finally win nationally and in Johor in 2018.

“My deepest condolences to Sdr Ahmad Ton’s family for their loss. And, on behalf of DAP, I am deeply grateful to Sdr. Ahmad Ton for his loyalty, service and sacrifices.


“Thank you, comrade, and farewell, my friend,’’ he said

Ahmad Ton had held various positions within the party such as DAP Johor state chairman and vice-chairman and was even appointed to the party’s Deputy Secretary-General post from 2004 to 2008.

He was also a long-time member of Johor DAP state committee and has been the party’s central executive member from 1982 to 2012.

He had contested in elections since 1982 and had contested seats such as Tanjong Piai and Labis.

“Since his maiden attempt standing for election in 1982 until 2008, Sdr. Ahmad Ton fearlessly contested the most difficult of seats (including former Barisan Nasional strongholds Tanjong Piai and Labis). Those years were the darkest hours for DAP, but Sdr. Ahmad Ton firmly stood by the party,’’ added Liew.


Valiant in his blue amidst a red-white sea
Striding courageously through thick & thin
Magnificent efforts he made for prosperity
Do we even know what his legacy has been

None of PhD, DSc nor the new mighty MBA
Just his heart, soul and dedication he gave
In his old party's new glory what did he say
Nary a word, as quietly he went to his grave

I recall he did mention Malaysian Malaysia
Quite many years back with some sadness
An ideal he had held for long and very dear
But failed to see that sweet dream manifest

All that no longer matters as he very bravely
Strides forth into a world to be with Allah swt
Whilst others venture into the Hall of Valkyrie
Ahmad Ton, Al Fatihah, our hero, our matey




9/21/2019

A love returns

While clearing a couple of old boxes in which I packed my meagre belongings when I came down to Oz, I spied a slip of paper with some crude scribbles.

To my surprise it was an old poem I had attempted to compose in my youthful days, wakakaka. Here is it:



The morning mist lovingly lingers
around rose petals and drops of dew

Soft black tresses caress pink cheeks
wet with tears sparkling with rainbow hue


But the sun rises bright and shining
burning the vapour to yonder blue

I see a smile blooming on rosebud lips
dear one, your love has returned to you




9/09/2019

Merdeka


His pet horses love carrot
The rakyat makan tapioca
Macai's His words'll parrot
Malaysia has berMerdeka

By Him we were informed
Of good hot Radioactivity
If you think He's reformed
You're one gullible guppy




We're still playing racial war
Courtesy of his damn legacy
Alas, animosity'd never thaw
Between non & His pribumi

Formula 1 instead of veggie
Car No Tree instead of rice
We still get nepo and crony
And lots of kerbau and lies




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