31 December, 2007

Hike is inevitable. Subsidies will make the country bankrupt.

I could give a damn and make a fuss over price hike in fuel and toll rates. But lets face it, we will forever make noise about it and nothing will keep the prices from climbing. So should this be alarming?

Depends, the way I see it is that if fuel price increases it should be more cause for our industries to start being green. Lets face it, we polute our air so bad that we have a haze season. Unofficially we have 3 seasons in a year then. A rainy season, dry season and now hazy season. Yeah, I know that most of it is caused by our neighbour Indonesia but what to do?

DPM has made it clear that do not hope of no price increase for fuel. Well at least he is being honest for once. What good would this do for the economy. Well, look at it this way~ More commercial vehicles that runs on diesel will be bought plus motorcycles will be a favourite transport for urbanites. We will be just like Japan or China!

Public transportation will be more popular and hopefully there will be lesser jams. But I prefer driving on my own. I can't really explain it. I just love motoring. For the many car nuts out there I think more time will be spent on just polishing their cun cars instead of cruising in them around the city. I even noticed that there are more superbikes around these days. I practically see no less then 10 a day.

For one bad indication give the same amount to the good side. But what more can we ask? Instead of bickering on prices, prices and prices why not concentrate more in getting more business? 2008 will be a very tough year but even more exciting economically. Businesses was booming in most parts of this year. Should there be any difference for 2008? I hope not.

The part where we have to pay more attention would be towards our environment. It has been neglected for far too long and with fuel prices going up and up it should be a good time to clean up. Those with meagre pay however will be very cross~ But companies should share some of their wealth to their employees. Which I know some are not. Earning millions and millions a year but do not appreciate what their human resource has done for them.

29 December, 2007

Uncle Sam - Pak Lah's Moderation and Extremism.

It's the end of a year again. Which has been very colourful if not beautiful. Malaysians are indeed a concerned lot and have matured in ways that many would have never expected. I am proud in some ways but there still seems to be many who are mislead or just simply sleeping.

Pak Lah has been for the past 2 or 3 days explained that extremism will not be tolerated. However I think that is just based on individual interpretation. I can say his extreme sleeping has let a few things slip out of his sarong. But that is just a point of view.

Moderation is also another term based on interpretation. What seems to be moderation? Tun M had extensive ideas on the MSC and honestly I don't really see much of the hoohaa now as compared to the first time it was mentioned. KLCC is just an expensive office block and an icon so to speak but it serves to be nothing else but an interpretation of the country's prosperity.

I can say all that has been built are forms of extremism too. Now Pak Lah has this plan to leave his legacy as the Northern something-something corridor is in the works. Heck...Cyberjaya and Putrajaya is still undergoing development. Making people work there is hard enough already. But lets put that aside.

Over to more tangible things. Samy Vellu seems to be oblivious that there is a growing number of people that loves to see him decommissioned from politics. Now for him is what I call political extremism to the highest decree. Why? He has been hogging that chair for far too long and I bet you that he is not thinking of letting go willingly. It is either someone whacks him off the chair or he simply expires naturally.

If by any fault that Pak Lah warrants for moderation in everything then there should be a moderate amount of subsidies and incentives for the Malays. The NEP has proven to work in one race specifically but the rest are at least in the mood to take the streets. Hindraf's actions are the slow brewing of dissatisfaction on the distribution of the county's wealth. So there is always the cause and at least one effect from it.

So a moderate action shall normally produce moderate effects and extreme actions will cause extreme effects. If only the leaders of this country can think logically then they should know when should each and everyone bow out of the scene. Yes, that is you I am talking about Samy. To me, once my own people talk crap of me and see that I no longer bring much progress I find it every reason to step down. Perhaps those hair grafts did something to your brain. Thanks to Pak Lah who has been sleeping too for it is just too convenient of him to pick you term after term.

28 December, 2007

Pakistan mourns for their Queen of Hearts.

Asian politics took a dark turn today. Benazir Bhutto who is portrays as a champion for Women in a traditionally male dominant Pakistan was assassinated. I find it hard to believe and comprehend. She might as well be one of the most influential women in modern times left abrupt a cavernous void in Pakistan's democracy.

I would not want to further elaborate what happened. It is enough what the international media is repeating through every means of media communication. Instead I would like to pay my deepest condolences and respect to what Bhutto could have done for Pakistan regardless if she lost the elections or not. But it is indeed sadly too late. If I was a Pakistani I will call her the Queen of Hearts. She was a mother figure to bring Pakistan up to date with the rest of the world. Nothing beats a women's touch and she did exactly that.

Although many may say that Pakistan and Bhutto holds no major significance to International politics and more specifically Asian politics I seriously would like to disagree. What more better chances was it to have Bhutto actively in politics or at least becoming a minister in the Pakistani Government. I am sure she will bring some modernization and democratize Pakistani economy to further enhance the standard of living of the citizens of Pakistan.

Now hopes has remained just a dream and worse still the dreams is now a living nightmare. I pray for her peace and that Pakistan will stand united and strong to face future challenges. Owh, how nice it would be to have a mother figure to lead such a deprived nation.

Mixed feelings on Subhashini.

The media is portraying that marriages by other faiths converting to Islam is a big problem. I wonder why? But again Muslims will not tolerate those who drop Islam in favour to other religions. Subhashini's case is one such case where it has caught the media's attention since it is an interesting tale to begin with.

I can see that in these modern times religion can in fact be compromised. But sometimes it is compromised in ways that it shouldn't in the first place. I am no expert in my own religion but let there be a fair amount of tolerance.

Subhashini's case is only stuck because of technicalities. All that she needs to do is file for a new application. I figure that the court has been fair enough and that the civil courts can proceed with her case even if her husband has filed another one in the Syariah court.

I sympathise her plight for her child, I really do. No mother need to be separated from her kids regardless if her kids are of different faiths. I know the question remains that the kids conversion cannot be accepted. But lets put it simply....why not when the kid reaches the age of 12 he or she will be given a chance to make a decision. To either stick with the conversion or revert. Besides, I bet the kid has some rights too.

27 December, 2007

God, Tuhan and Allah

Not a fair topic to discuss but it is important nonetheless. Before I proceed any further need I remind my kind readers that I am a Muslim. However I will try to decipher this situation that the courts has their ass binded in and the rights for non-muslims to use "Allah" to refer to God universally.

I understand that between these two religion it has the same basic foundation. Both have prophets and messengers of God. But the understanding of many things are vast and very different. Let us not side step the issue, the core of it is "is it right for non-Muslims to use "Allah" in their publications and their understanding of God?".

In my humble opinion NO. Reason being is that although Christians and Muslims know there is only one God both cannot refer to God as the same. Firstly being that we carry out our worshipping very differently. Our practices to fulfil our faith are worlds apart. I am not saying Christians has their way doing all wrong. I have no right to say that. But I can't dare say that Islam has it all wrong either.

What seems to be the real problem here is that the use of "Allah" in publications other than those preaching and teaching Islam may cause great confusion not only amongst Muslims but Christians as well. Of course those bickering about the issue are adults and we can differentiate between the two religions fairly but what about children?

Children have such simplistic minds that they are not able to think any deeper than what their knowledge of their religion allows. Thus it is a very crucial standing point here to make it very clear that "Allah" can only be used when it is referred to God in Islam. Imagine the confusion that it might raise if this matter is utterly blown out of control.

I wouldn't want my Christian friends to think that we Muslims are a sure selfish lot which in fact we are not. As much as how Muslims fear of more and more of them convert to Christianity, Christians should be worried too not to confuse fellow followers into thinking Islam and Christianity are the same.

Besides, it is only one word. But I assure you even from one word it can be such a big issue that one the line of tolerance has snapped it would be a point of no return. So I implore Christian publications please not to use "Allah" but instead use Tuhan or God. This is so no one is mislead into following a religion blindly and no further debate when it comes to religious issues. I would like to still walk and enjoy company of my Christian friends without the fear of loosing it all over just one word.

Arresting without warrants, detaining without reason, human rights in this country a bluff

Lets stop pretending. Let us stop saying that it is all OK. Because seriously it is not OK and something is seriously wrong. Unlawful arrests and detention with baseless charges is occurs very often in this country. This reminds me of a comic character called Judge Dread. He goes on saying his famous quote~ "I am the LAW". But that is fiction and it works as a selling point to sell comics.

Comically, our police are no where close to the fictitious character. They dont ride super muscle bikes like in the comic nor do they carry guns with bullets of multiple purpose and calibre. Plus, compared to Judge Dread....our police uniforms are like soiled towels after a football match. Still they act as if they own the country.

Do they? Actually the people owns this country. We work the soil, harvest the crops, develop businesses selling products and services, tend to the sick and the needy, care for the children, put clothes and a roof over their heads. The police do nothing of that sort. They demand higher pay and they got that. They wanted better benefits, and they have that. Still they arrest whoever they like just because they feel like it.

I have worn cuffs before~ Not because I was caught for some illegal activity but just to get the feel of it at some Law enforcement expo during my schooling years. It does not feel pleasant at all. It feels dark, cold and very scary...especially for a kid like me at that time. But I guess every few hours or so in this country someone gets cuffed, hauled and manhandled like they are convicted scums of earth and denied the right for them to hear what are their rights are as a citizen.

Bribery is still going on~ Even after that very generous pay hike. Now what is wrong? Can't citizens of this country have any say any more? What does it take to realize that the police has abused their powers and are infact acting like gangsters. They hit, whack and bully those they arrest. Where is the discipline? Where is the "Bersih, Cekap dan Amanah"? All down the drain perhaps.

Anyone has the right to fight back and resisting arrest if their rights are not read to them and the warrant for arrest is not produced or a charge is not read to them clearly. Police are humans and they make mistakes and they can be influenced. We are humans and we have rights and we can fight. So, why not just do that and spit these merry bumbling boys in blue smack in their face and say shoot me if you dare. The Royal Malaysian Police have lost their credibility for merely being tools of bullying by those certain people running this country.

Correct me if I am wrong~ And only if I am wrong. Otherwise go bite your own bullet.

My thank yous to Pak Lah, Samy and the IGP.

What is a concerned citizen has to do to get truthful news in this country? The official media portrays that all is well but blogs and international news agency says otherwise. Anwar has begun to put his words through all states in Malaysia. The Ex-DPM has people listening for what he has to say in the thousands. While Samy Vellu got jeered and booed by the hundreds at least. Pak Lah keeps saying that everything will be looked into.

I have read many blogs and other news forms and it's safe for me to say that the sentiment against the current government is as strong as ever if not stronger. You Tube tells a very vivid picture with a lot of video posted on everything concerning the recent events in the country. I find it saddening that the government does not recognize the people's wishes and requests. The police are called gestapo or amiably called "Polis Raja Malaysia". At least the bunch of my friends are calling them that. I just refer to them as popo.

What is there for us Malaysians? I feel that I have sold my citizenship to the devil. I am not calling anyone specifically but take a look around. Those who just shut up and blindly follow are safe and those that question a bit too much gets dragged into lock-ups. I am disappointed, very cross and feel very useless until the next elections are called. My Indian friends do not feel safe and wearing yellow or orange on weekends is not an option anymore. The paranoia is very real.

Anwar is rallying supporters. What are his motives I have no idea but still I remain skeptical. My Prime Minister just keeps on mumbling at random and his actions are even more random. Not to point that he does everything wrong but even a cub scout makes more noise and gives out orders more than him. At ground level it is very easy to see and make a conclusion that he is doing nothing. Keeping the people in the dark is not a very good idea.

Public areas are no longer public...any gathering more than 3 is a considered a crime so what are we suppose to do? Dating is it? What has 2007 end up to be? Thank you Pak Lah for deterring me from enjoying my weekends in the city. Thank you Samy for allowing me to listen to my Indian friends pissing on the very mention of your name and the plight of Indians nationwide. And thank you IGP for allowing me to witness all my friends giving your subordinates the middle finger whenever they pass them. I bet all of you are bloody proud.

26 December, 2007

Extremist have no place here. Is that so Pak Lah?

Is that so Pak Lah? I am a Malaysian. Proud to be one but awfully not proud of the government. Again I am not proud of those I know that have voted for them for years. But what can be said? A lot apparently...and what can be done? Even more perhaps. But what is happening? Nothing? Well, that is almost the case.

What has been done so far? Are Extremists a part of the system? I think it is the core of the system. Lets look around...there is extreme bribery. The every day Malaysian is bound to have given at least RM20 to a policemen once in his or her lifetime of driving. What about District Officers? They get more then cash~ they get free tickets by the hundreds to amusement parks like Genting and Sunway Lagoon. Town Council men? Haahaa~ This is the best I think. They can buy state land at the price of peanuts when others who submit tender papers are told to pay in the excess of tens of millions.

What other extremism exists? The most recent ones are Extreme road blocks. Don't blame the groups to stage the protests. Blame you and your merry men for not paying attention to details to the smaller people below. When one of your policeman get his head split open then your merry public prosecutors slaps 15 people with a murder charge. Doesn't make sense. The judiciary crisis is conveniently masked. I have not heard anything since the report by the Haidar 3 are forwarded to your merry idiotic men headed by Nazri.

We have extreme asses for Ministers. Need I name them? They are more than capable than the 3 stooges in giving out statements and trying to cover your incompetent government. So, for pointing fingers out to the public, remember....there are 4 of your own sleeping fingers pointing back. It is more than just catching up that you have to do now.

UMNO youth answers it for seniors.

The streets are very quiet during the holidays, peaceful even. That is good. But the air in politics is never is. Anwar is on a campaign, a very busy man this late in the year. Samy Vellu has a bit more than highways to report on~ Temples are his staple topic of reading I bet. And the ever hyper UMNO youth are out there to answer to any allegations on behalf of their seniors.

I wonder why the senior UMNO can't answer themselves. Too busy finding money for their next campaign perhaps. Good timing for the floods to begin~ now it is a rush for all politicians to suck up to those poor voters of theirs in suffering. I could say that the situation is better planned and handled. Plus again monetary help are given to families effected. I don't think it is a payout or reimbursement of losses just a token to start rebuilding things.

A normal debate fracas and just a point to have a shouting competition. Allegations are just that. Unless any proof can be brought forward it should not cause anymore than just mumbles. But I figure everyone wants their shot to fame. Even if it is only for 60 seconds.

22 December, 2007

Phd. and Masters of cheating.

Again I am utterly flabbergasted. Again I feel that those who deserve better results on their own hard work are short changed. Again I also feel that the Ministry of Higher Education and the institutions that are under their jurisdiction are lying to the country. If those participated in the recent rallies are called traitors to their country why not those who have the responsibility to ensure quality graduates are called the same? Double standards? Perhaps, but I would rather call it the "Tidak Apa" attitude.

NST carried an article on phantom writers. Writers who offer their expertise to undergraduates to complete their term papers and thesis with a price. Yes, everything has a price. I have witnessed a lot of this through my years in University. But when I shouted and defended the plight of those deserving better results I get shot down like skeet shooting. Which finally led me to getting the boot as I was against those in the higher echelons on how they do their work.

Still the morons do not see the point. Education is such a critical part of a civilized nation but yet they still do not curb illegal and sly practices. It is a very well known secret. Some advertise openly on walls of these higher education institutions for those wanting to obtain their qualification without the hassle to use their own bloody brains to write them.

So they pay like say 30 grand to go through the course and yet they pay up to 8 grand for someone to write the frigging report or thesis. Let me tell you this....it is not only those taking their Masters or Phd that does this. It starts all the way down from those taking their Diplomas. I have a friend that is good in Multimedia. During the entire final year he charged other students a cool RM250 each to have their Multimedia projects completed. Throughout that year he had over 30 projects. All the 30 projects got an above average result. I assume that is a B+.

Good for this friend of mine. He found a demand for his services and the stupid kids that was desperate were willing to pay. It was not against any formal law but ethically it was wrong. So how many graduates out there working now do not really deserve their jobs? How could they sleep soundly at night? What about those who worked their asses off and still scored miserably?

For one the lecturers could care less most of the time. As long the product handed to them fulfilled the marking scheme than it's a confirm pass. I say a good 2/5 of the graduates for the past 5 years do not deserve their qualifications. I dare say that~ because the very same amount can't even do their job right and yet they command better pay. Why? Because they cheated the system. While the good fellas are left to slog for years to obtain a better status of living.

I say shame on everyone in the system. There is no integrity, no responsibility, no sense of justice and discipline. In my field of work~ I train people from various backgrounds who are more than double my age. I command the attention of bank managers, IT managers, remisiers, software engineers, system analysts and even managing directors of various investment banks and securities. When they ask what are my qualifications I just say "Diploma". I say the papers these days are worth nothing when everyone cheats and buy their way through everything.

I'll take the challenge of any Masters or Phd. holder in my field in a head to head training or presentation. 2 out of 3 times I can tapau them nicely. So what can anyone say of that~ The qualifications they "paid" are merely fancy printed paper while their brains still remain empty or filled with just hot gasses.

21 December, 2007

How many more Malaysians need be duped into trafficking drugs?

I find it that sometimes money does cloud ones judgment. But doesn't it strike as odd that someone is willing to pay you an insane amount just to carry a package about the size and weight of 2 bags of sugar? Yeah, Malaysians can be that stupid sometimes.

First and foremost how did the package slip past customs on our side? Are our customs sleeping? It would save a lot of trouble if it was screened earlier and not passed the point of no return. Now it becomes some international fracas and some parents might not see their kids alive again. I can't say that I pity the girl that was caught in China for trafficking drugs. I say serve her right because of being so gullible and being so careless.

20 December, 2007

Public Listed companies will do anything to get better margin.

This is one attitude of us Malaysians. It is so bad that even public listed companies are not spared. Software piracy and the use of it is a big deal abroad. But there it seems to be a bit of a "Tidak Apa" attitude. I am not surprised really.

When I was working for an advertising agency during the early days of my career I got so pissed that a company that pulls in tens of thousands a month uses pirated software. Guess what I did? Yes, I reported. but the company closed down before any action could be taken~ It seems the MD was swindling pay off the employees. Sad.

But in the news today I was shocked that even a public listed company does the same thing. I don't think there should be a wait until there is a report made to conduct checks or investigations. I say send out a team of 3 twice a day and randomly pick a company to do spot checks.

Because for all you know even some PCs in government offices have pirated software~ Besides~ sofware are much more cheaper these days and the added value of having a technical support at your back and call. I think original software is well worth for the money compared to 10 years ago.

18 December, 2007

Charges dropped for attempted murder.

To start it of as if it was a logical thing to do. A whole bunch of Hindraf supporters faced the possibility of being sent to jail for attempted murder. Out and out the charges were ridiculous~! Charge them for assault and psychical harm can be understandable.

I wonder which end of the bottle were they peeking into to decide the charge in the first place. At least now they have retracted the charges~ which means they are pretty much sober already. From one stand point, I think that the 31 held for attempted murder charges might have broken a few records. One, the highest number to be charged at one go for attempted murder and second, the highest number of Indians charge in one case at any one time.

Now Pak Lah finally decides to wake up and do something about the predicament of Indians in the country.I guess now he knows that 8% out of the whole country's population could cause so much trouble and incur losses and destruction of public facilities. Now talking alone won't work Pak Lah. I''ll give the old chap 6 months max to see the improvement of Indians in this country.

16 December, 2007

Rumours: The Malaysian Habit

Instigators of public disorder can be put under the ISA. Those who co-ordinate activities in triggering public fear or worry can be put under the ISA. Those who spread rumours can be kept away from seeing daylight under the ISA. Whooaaa~ just rumours can put one behind bars without trial!!!

Lets hang on for a bit here. Sit down and think and see the logic. I do not support the existence of this ISA thingy. My definition of any law enacted should be based on the core value of upholding fairness and justice. Personally to me ISA violates that entirely. Holding anyone without charging them proper under any law is already a violation of basic human rights. But clearly some with the upper hand has decided that it is necessary. So I could just shut up right? Wrong~ I shall state clearly what I think and feel. It is my right so just as long I do it peacefully and not instigate some riot or public disorder.

Now for what that the IGP has announced on rumour mongers~ for one the rumours are specific~ Those that could spark public disorder and harm will fall under the dark cloud of ISA detention probability. So those who loves spreading rumours of your neighborhood superstars can go on doing so without worry. But this here is the thing...rumours is very much a part of our culture. Lets take some publications for example. Metro, URTV, Media and many other so called entertainment based prints are indeed inculcating the habit into our society.

So who can the government blame about the dirty habit of spreading rumours? I say it's the media. Imagine all these publications is available to anyone who can afford to buy them. That is pretty much everyone from the kids still in school all the way to their grandparents.

Rumours does not inculcate the practice of integrity. It does not promote good faith and trust. It puts many into doubting each other fellow Malaysian. A famous rumour is this one..." When you see a snake and an Indian, which one should you kill first? The Indian." Now that is simply a barbaric joke. But lets put is this way....to say all gangsters are Chinese, the lazy are Malays and the liars are Indians are just plain disgusting acts of spreading rumours. If we could eradicate this basic name calling and racist jokes and puns we could be well rid off the ones that the IGP refers to.

Now, can Malaysians just think for a bit? How from something so tiny as a bug has grown to be the ugly monster of racial hatred? For those who did spread about the illegal gathering in Kampung Baru or in any other places in this beloved country of mine I say go jump off a ledge. You are the cause of a social disease and breed like hamsters with some incurable disease. I hope and pray you die in suffering.

14 December, 2007

ISA = Immediate Screwing Action

It has begun. What has come to a country which uses it's ultimate move instead of a round table meeting? No doubt that the 5 detained do pose a risk but not that much until it could cause a civil war. At least I don't think so. Each of them do not own their milage on their movement. So why did the government do it?

I figure it is to show that whoever it is and whatever it may be the wildcard can be used just to anyone they fancy. I bet kids too can fall prey to the turds we call leaders. At the same time it should serve as a reminder that the people have to be a few steps ahead when wanting the government to implement changes.

Anything done peacefully I support fully but once the destruction of public property and violence pops up it should be controlled and eradicated as soon as possible. I would rather not point fingers to anyone in particular. Lets us all point our fingers to ourselves first and ask....what led to this predicament?

It started from us voting the wrong people. It started from us not keeping tabs of the performence of the representatives we choose. It is from the fact that we are afraid of change and challenges. That is why we have the same leaders in office for the past 20 years. That is why only a select group are profitting while most of us are just marginally improving.

It still makes the economy grow but the market has an intentional limitation. So the immediate effect when everyone realize the mechanics is utter disbelief and disappointment which slowly changes to anger of wondering how on earth did some people have the heart to cheat on those who voted for them. Dramatic? You bet.

So it is a plot that has been left to brew for at least the past 25 years. Now the sucker punch is ripe for deployment. For the 5 that are detained....I don't really feel sorry for them since they asked for it but still I believe that the government could use some other friendlier way and avoid using the Immediate Screwing Action. My thumbs down goes to both sides.

12 December, 2007

Irresponsible opposition MPs walkout.

I don't understand the opposition sometimes. They seem to be very patriotic (very good acting). Seem to work their butts off to garner support for a clean and transparent elections. Create all the hooohaaa~ this and that with the occasional freak parade to get more seats in the parliamentary house and yet they do a walkout!

I should still be ashamed. The very house that upholds democracy has been compromised to the fact that those who were given the responsibility in which they have spent a lot of time and effort to get in could easily just walkout. Can't the bloody MPs sit down and bloody raise their hands to support or just place their palms to their bums to go against the motion?

All opposition MPs walked out but one who decided to stay and vote. But what does it matter anyway? One stupid vote wont make any difference if the rest simply waltz out of the hall. I am wondering, exactly what were they thinking. I say those walked out did not fulfil a responsibility. They failed to represent their people and ultimately failed the democracy system while they are at it.

I hope some MPs are reading this shit. Because if they do I would like them to convey this message to their supporters...DO NOT VOTE THE SAME BUGGERS FOR THE NEXT ELECTIONS~!!! Owh, and there should be a rule stating that MPs that walk out during a vote shall be suspended and serve at least a 20 hours community service.

Dewan Rakyat: Walkout over bill to extend retirement age

11 December, 2007

Public safety kah UMNO safety?

Many times over I am mulling over the significance of all these protests and rallies. Many times over too have I just sat and thought why on earth the ruling party can be so arrogant. Of course the 50 years of power is surely long but can 50 years be a good cause for the ruling party to deny the people from the right of choice and freedom of speech and thought?

For as long as time could tell we all know where there is money there would be people drawn to it. Just like ants to sugar. Basic animal instinct so to speak. So now we Malaysians are at a juncture where we could very well decide if we do need a change or not. But over and over again the government states that public safety is their number one priority.

But who exactly is the public in their context? Those who voted them only? Their cronies only? Their pet iguanas and parakeets? Yes I do mean my pun here very clearly. Iguanas are lazy and parakeets are just simply noisy but don't do much but lay perched while nibbling on nuts. But at least they are pretty compared to those laying perched in power.

Anyway, what is public safety in their context really? As far as I could see, the public are those who do not support the opposition and their recent brave nationalism. So lets say you happen to walk together with all these people chanting "We want reform! We want transparency!" You are very likely to be not part of the public but a part of them. Which could risk you of being detained without trial.

ISA I suspect will soon be used. It is no different from calling a state of emergency. Whoever that are suspiciously shady will be nabbed and chucked into a cell good enough to be a dog pound. So lets say you have a membership card of the right colour...would you be spared? Maybe, perhaps a bit of leniency~ oats with condensed milk in the lock-up perhaps.

So what is public safety? Isn't the ones making the noise in rallies Malaysians too? Unless they are indeed immigrants or foreign workers being paid to wear yellow or orange on weekends. What I see is more to protect not public interest but more to protect those with the like political preference. Perhaps with the membership card you could get discounts. Like this one bunting I found at the curve next to a donut shop. Flash your UMNO membership card and get 15% off or some shit like that.

I think I'll go to the curve to get a picture of it and post it up later tonight.

Owh....my bad, It's something like Real Rewards or Bonuslink I think. Ngaahaahaa~!

10 December, 2007

Some analyst speculate~ and ISA could be imminent

Looks like the government is putting it's foot down. But they won't admit to any responsibility of what could happen. Huh? Say that again please? It seems to me that there are some in the ranks that would love that ISA to be used if the stability of their peace is compromised.

Why do I say their peace? Well, lets look it this way. Only when that the people are oblivious of their surroundings that some people can profit with lies and slender. ISA as many would very much agree to is fit for the draconian age. Which is pretty much dead now accept that this country seem not to realize it that much. Call it comfortable ignorant bliss.

But let us not put the blame all on the government. Lets put the blame on to ourselves first. Hey, you there...yes....you....all of you are responsible. If we did not vote in the last elections for this government where would we be now? Well, certainly not in the thick of weekend rallies and colour co-ordinated jamboree right?

I want to point my finger to the bigweeds sitting on nice calf skin chairs in their towering public taxes offices but at the same time there are at least 3 more fingers pointing back at me. So this made me think....could we just keep on doing rally after rally and being shot in the arse with water cannons, smoking tears inducing projectiles and possibility of also being shot with rubber bullets?

Or we could all just shut up, lay low and act really peaceful and wait till the old man call for elections and that is when we show up in force and vote against him, and all his incompetent cohorts, which includes monkeys, madman waving sharp objects, adolescent parrot, sexists and an illiterate will just be all gone the day after.

We keep saying that our leaders are stupid but it makes us even worse off since we were stupid enough to vote for them. So who is actually really stupid now? Them or us? I have this dreadful thought that it has been us all the while. Lets try and make those in power believe that they have everything under control....make them rest onb their laurels and later chuck them out into the streets with just their boxers and grandma underpants.

I would like to quote a famous call that a famous American African leader chanted out to all his followers~~


No more media space for rally and protests.

Smart tactic. I could have thought of that but I am not a politician or a civil servant. So what should I care? In fact there is good in the rallies. It shakes people, make them wake up and listen. Popo who have been pretty much sleeping during their shifts finally have lots of things to do. They could really try out their new equipment that they bought a long time ago.

I bet the whole cleaning of the water canon truck was a very much celebrated in whichever police station that it was kept. The scarlet FRU helmet finally gets a glimpse of daylight all the way to sundown besides the normal shine from floodlights from Bukit Jalil stadium during football matches. Old elbow joints and fingers get the good 'ol workout pumping triggers launching tear gas canisters.

Sultan of Pahang says stop giving these groups of protesters media space. That should work~ no media means no information. Well, almost that is. I highly doubt that the media not publishing these reports would do much. International media just loves scavenging in this part of the world for news to spice up their boring overdeveloped lives. Of course...never forget the blogs on the world wide web. Plus~ groups in Facebook. There is like a group for every single cause. You can even have one to commemorate your pet ants death toll after that accident with Ridsect a few weeks back.

So what would make the formal media look like? Fools....no less I bet. They will loose their integrity in reporting the truth and what matters to the masses. It would be biased and tainted with political overtones. Well, as if there is not much of that going on already. Sigh~ what am I suppose to read now? I think Lat should publish another edition of his famed comic. I bet that would be even more informative.

09 December, 2007

Got into trouble?

If you are too loud, people would notice. But if what pays the bills is being an entertainer, well not much can be helped about that. Of course unless you kindly forward your problems to the top 5 percentile US law firm. Perhaps your luck will start to look up. They are the best...
Los Angeles Criminal Attorneys | California Criminal Defense Lawyers | Felony Misdemeanor DUI Specialists. That pretty much covers a celebrity's most frequent misdemeanor or habits.

08 December, 2007

Selangor Sultan to compile an online name list of Datukship given.

I wonder why the other states are not doing it. The effort does not cost that much and the list need only be updated heavily once a year. Sultan of Selangor certainly has an eye on IT which is very commendable. Not many at his age would bother to come to grip with a plethora of buttons and endless options on a shiny screen.

I bet the system would simply have simple search features and general info on the Datukships given. Starting first with the 2000 to 2007 batch than later the ones from 1999 to all the way back in 1960.

But I wonder how exactly important it is to have a Datukship? With such a recognition one can still be called "babi" in parliament. Makes you wonder have you voted for the right one? But lets just hope that this lists makes up online~ and all the fake Datuks can call it quits and just sweep the streets for spare change.

Perhaps it is all paranoia. Perhaps it is not,

Even if the Bersih rally was the bigger one still Hindraf has left it's mark. How far this issue will want to go through is anyone's good guess. Hindraf has it's faults but the most funny thing is that some old hack decided to say that Hindraf might have terrorist links~ the Notorious Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka.

So the orders have been given out by Pak Lah to keep a close eye on the leaders of Hindraf. So many things have been said about Hindraf~ all because they oppose the government and that their demands are met which some are just selfish.

Is the the purpose of Hindraf justified? Was their march in the city square for ill gains? Was there an outside hand involved? As good as your guess is mine as well. We would not know but it would be best to just use a much more civilised channel. Creating ruckus is as good as shooting your self in the foot.

06 December, 2007

What 74%? What sample?

I stared at the pages in NST in disbelief. How far is it really true? Could it be? 74% of us Malaysians think that our elections are fair. So the opinion of a 27 million nation was weighted upon only 1250 people from urban areas. Only 1250 representing 27 million~!? What kind of substance does this survey have really?

If Khairy said with a snap of his fingers he can gather 1 million UMNO youth. I can't see why not that this survey has every single result in a very doubtful predicament. Let us take a logical look... mathematically the size of sample and the total amount of voters in the country is not ideally proportioned. Next, the respondents were only said to be from urban areas.

So the media has yet again been used up very well by the ruling party. I am not against them through and through but there are certain things that I do not agree to. How true and authoritative the results of the survey can be questionable. The sampling size is very debatable and the media it is reported in as well all know is a favourite for government garnishing and fairy tale toppings. Too much sugar can make people loose their limbs~ They should get into the sun more. Could you catch my drift?

Read: DEMOCRACY IN ASIA: Malaysia scores big in Gallup International poll

Bloggers need not fear.

Read the Sun today and you'll know why. Only super seditious blogs or forums will get the knock down. Now that is comforting. But do the authorities really know what they are doing? In the article they admit that they are finding it hard to pin point who did the seditious entries plus some blogs having it hosted out of this country seems to deter them into probing deeper.

So in the end they are just catching whoever they can who are indeed within their knowledge capacity. That is pretty limited at best. Somehow there is a slow transition. Perhaps soon the Government will see how important it is to have socio-political blogs write about them every once in awhile. I always think that not only the opposition should be the check and balance but the people to could do their part.

Bloggers are more closer to the ground. We mingle and interact with people across the ranks of life. Pretty much its a hands on view and the info would be ideal to be shared with as many people as possible. So condemning bloggers as entirely people filled with hatred is very wrong. There are even haters of the government within the government itself.

So dear fellow bloggers... do not stop. Keep on at it. Dig and dig and dig but always do it ethically. I am certainly enjoying it to a point especially when fellow bloggers leave comments and I always try to make it a point to give them feedback. It's a discourse, not a political campaign where you just sit and listen to what that prick behind the rostrum has to say.

04 December, 2007

Malaysian Indians income survey, temples and development.

I think I read somewhere yesterday something on the income survey of Indians. Being a minority, on average Malaysian Indians earns somewhere in between the Malays and Chinese. Now that is not too bad is it?

But surveys take the middle route~ So it is not really that truthful in a sense. What is the actual distribution of wealth among Indians is more important. If the income is largely concentrated on the top 10 percentile than the survey is pretty much hiding the facts.

I know Indians from both sides of the income range~ both have pride and both have their ways. But if the basic needs are neglected not only the Indians feel 2nd class but everyone else for that matter would feel the same if they met with the same fate. So what is the deal of tearing down temples even if it is built illegally?

Most temples do not occupy that much land anyway. At least what the government could do is make all illegal temples legal by certifying the land to be leased to them until a imminent development project takes place. Than just ensure that the temple is moved to another suitable location.

The way I see it~ for the meagre income the majority of Indians who are the minority in this country is simply the reason that temples need be built illegally. I bet you they would rather build it legally if they all just have the money. So just like any town planning~ If they can allocate land for a mosque or surau why not do the same for the other religions as well? Or is it all about the money and not the noble intentions to serve the nation?

Ho ho ho~ Merry Coupons~!

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Lets just say that Santa is ready to fulfill you or your kid's wishes online. These promo codes are made available especially to bring the holiday cheer on to everyone at a lower cost. Well, Santa has elves to feed you know.

Kids can have loads of toys at a lower price that their parents can afford. For you and your partner you could get ready for Spring and stroll in the park or have picnics in Birkenstocks. Just almost anything you fancy can be found to bring the holiday cheer to those who matters most to you. Just you should very well know to get them from Coupon Chief. The best offer online for any celebrations or just for any reason at all.

02 December, 2007

This is a show of solidarity.

I got invited to attend a charity event organized largely by Indian youth. It was held in Klang Hokkien Hall with the event called Sahana to commemorate with the recent Deepavali celebrations. I was one of the only few Malays there and I bare witness that Malaysian Indians by themselves when properly organized are a really talented and hardworking bunch.

Even after the Hindraf rally it shows that a show of kindness goes a very long way. The event managed to collect RM10,000 for a home for gifted people. It was fun, it was full of love and it was a show of solidarity by the Indian community in particular the Indian youths of Klang that they do whatever they can to spread joy and happiness. I was there to witness it and it was ultimately moving.

What is Hindraf on about again?