31 December, 2008

The Good and not so Good of 2008.

What a year this has been. As a citizen of this country my sentiments towards the government has somewhat not really changed. However there are a few things that made me rethink about the future and where this country is heading to. The ups and downs is inevitable but more important is what did we actually learn and improve upon. SO the good and not so good for the past 12 months has to be seriously taken into account.

The Good.
  • The ruling party BN has a lesser majority
  • Rakyat are better aware of their rights and laws
  • Sentiment against Anti ISA is very strong
  • Pressure applied to the government to further enhance their services
  • Pak Lah is stepping down
  • The people acknowledges that change is important
  • Better understanding of human rights
  • Prices of petrol has gone down.
The Not so Good.
  • Conspiracy and corruption is highly likely
  • The authorities act with force and aggression
  • Najib replaces Pak Lah
  • Religious and racial tension is used to spur the people
  • Higher cost of food and consumables
  • Same old seasonal natural disasters not remedied
  • Childish attitude of ruling coalition during general elections
  • Parliament circus and ruckus
  • UiTM's role in Malay supremecy

This year will end in less than 24 hours and what a good time it is to reflect if we have in fact become good citizens or not. Are we loyal to the country or loyal to the politicians and is money really everything? Be aware that we are still a growing nation and nothing else is more important than sticking together. If some idiotic politicians wants to trash it out so be it. It would be fun to watch but if the country runs into turmoil than an uprising should be very appropriate as a response from the people is pound for pound more powerful than a group of selfish politicians.

30 December, 2008

Use of Internet and Phones for garnerring votes.

Use of Internet and Phones for garnerring votes is such a new idea and only of the recent General Elections I bet was the realization of how useful electronic and digital communication can be. The opposition used it to great effect to swing votes their way and somewhat managed pretty well in the light that they took 5 states leaving BN to pretty much wonder what the hell went wrong with their campaign. Information seems to be everything these days.

Happy to note that a member of BN, Gerakan seems to see the need of such strategy for the Kuala Terengganu By elections. However it might just reach to those who are tech savvy, I do not know how many within the constituency that is under their care falls as IT literate but some ground work should still somewhat be relevant.

But the last outing was not that much of a difference. So would Gerakan's tiny plan work that much for BN? Most probably not. But it is still a commendable effort nonetheless.

27 December, 2008

Negeri Sembilan mourns for Tuanku Jaafar.

Tuanku Jaafar, once was the tenth Yang Dipertuan Agong passed away this morning at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Negeri Sembilan.

Full News here.

Will Kuala Terangganu be the final battle ground for BN to prove that it is still relevant?

It was a hard knock in the last General Elections. Then there was Permatang Pauh which is telling that BN better do a rethink. Now it is Kuala Terengganu.... will people now realize that BN is no longer relevant? 

PKR will be all out to prove that and by the looks of the way things are going BN is coming in with false expectations. Terengganu is a state where it should be the richest since it is Petroleum rich. Yet the state has not really got the progress hook.

It will be a last ditch effort for BN to win this seat as it would set the tone for Malaysian politics next year. So far the nominated Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh seems to be happy but contest day is still sometime far away and he does not know who is he up against for certain.

The acid test is for BN and not PKR as BN has a lot to loose. Consider this~ if the voters of Kuala Terengganu votes for PKR then a slap in the face would be for BN to accept that they are no longer trusted. Pak Lah will not exit as the man who kept BN in power but as the man who caused BN to loose it's privileges. Najib will then have to pick up the debris and lick the wounds.

Kuala Terengganu might be a start... but be certain if BN loose it isn't just the beginning to a downfall. But a crushing end to decades of trust.

I would love to see the day BN falls and UMNO deemed illegal.

Possibilities is an interesting thing whereby you can give an educated guess on an outcome. Not very much so in politics but there has been truth to what political analyst says of the last General Elections. So far the opposition has yet to gain anything more than that.

Much to the dismay of PKR supporters the takeover bid has pretty much stalled to the point that some may seem to forget about it. Well, I am not particularly concerned on which one will be able to claim they can flick the government off it's perch at the moment. But I am looking forward to the day that BN looses and UMNO is illegal. As if UMNO has not been trough that before.

Honestly speaking this UMNO Baru is really already become an UMNO Lama. What was once revolutionary thinking is simply Cobolt compared to ASP.Net. UMNO is in fact getting more and more irrelevant and the way it does things are getting dirtier and dirtier by the minute.

Since when I tell you that a party leader stays behind and instructs some other bunch of minions to administer suspension? Such a cowardly act~ For over 50 years UMNO does need a revamp.... or a rebirth is more like it. One way is to just flush all the filth that is in it now. How? Simply declare UMNO illegal and serves a ban until further notice or until someone wants to register a new party called "UMNO Baru Baru".

Other component parties of BN should be equally suspended too as they are indeed behind a conspiracy of fraud and corruption. Take the Sarawak chief Minister for example. He is really power crazy isn't he? Perhaps his ass is glued to the chair so that makes him some kind of a permanent fixture.

BN and UMNO certainly has changed. Changed in ways that some veterans think that no longer fits their ideals. UMNO and BN has morphed into some political monster that knows no bounds and care no one but it's won mighty deep pockets. I hope Najib will be the last president of UMNO. I hope that UMNO cease to exist in the not too distant future. The same goes to the rest of it's component parties. All of them can go to hell and burn to gases, if that is what it takes to get everything all right and clean again.

26 December, 2008

UMNO no longer loyal. That is why they are leaving.

Loyalty seems to have a price. Should one be loyal to a person if they got cheated? I don't think anyone would say yes. Same goes to a political party. Members sign up because they see it is beneficial to. What happens when they decide to leave? Makes simple sense that the party no longer gives them any benefits of does not not fit their taste buds anymore. Perfect human behavior if you ask me.

Why Datuk Zahar Hashim is getting hot comments from his ex party mates? It is a normal reaction when suddenly a man has a change of heart and can no longer see the benefits of stating with UMNO. Perhaps he has been in the party for 20 years and seen things getting from bad to worse. Perhaps that is even why he left to join PAS. Enough of the crap is very likely.

20 years of UMNO experience is sure no bed of roses. Certainly the amount of bullshit for all those years can be suffocating. Thus that is perhaps why that old man left. And I bet it is a wise thing for him to do. Why swim in someone else shit right?

Compare to what Nor Azman Mohd. Nor feels it just does not amount to the wisdom of someone who has for 20 years sweat, bleed and cried for the party and what Zahar finally decided upon. It is all about principles and seems to me that is what sets the seniors apart from the seniors. What is sure? UMNO has lost a man with good principles just to uphold a minority who seems to soak all the riches for themselves.

24 December, 2008

Zahar Hashim takes more than a few head along.

This is a very big surprise. My assumptions are wrong and I guess it is now true that even a die hard UMNO member could get sick of all the bullshit in the party. Again Malaysia Kini is making the mistake~ It is Zahar Hashim not Abu Zahar Hashim you numb nuts!

Anyhow it is reported that many will follow this UMNO veteren in jumping ships to PAS. Shows actually how much influence he has and what kind of respect he commands. Just nice~ Kuala Terengganu is up for grabs and UMNO should be blushing stupid watching their member walking over to the opposition.

Amik kau~! Padan muka UMNO.

23 December, 2008

Malaysia Kini got it wrong~! Where got Abu weh~!

Hahaha~! Where got Datuk Abu Zahar Hashim? No research ka? It is without the Abu la. And I highly doubt the retired captain would consider to join an opposition party. A loyal party member he is and I really do bet that UMNO has not betrayed him but the leadership has.

Narrow minded mind of Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin

It is just unbelievable that such a statement can come out of the mouth of a man in such a position. My impression of a Menteri Besar is one who thinks and researches first before one utters a word. Being ignorant is not good for one thing, all the more when it concerns social health concerns.

This is a blow for PKR with their representative being this stupid. I bet the BN led states are having a good laugh out of this. Serves Mohammad Nizar to properly think before he passes statements ever again. Well of course that is if he learned his lesson.

20 December, 2008

Stupid things happen when Malays are afraid.

Do you believe that certain things can be avoided? I believe it can. When racial issues and the infamous Malay rights is in concern many times the situation gets out of hand when Malays cant keep their cool. Let me take the issue of Perwaris as a good example.

Could the pig's head mounted above a door be avoided if Perwaris did not put up public banners on certain racial and economic issues? Would the whole issue of Malay rights not be blown out of proportion if Malays be humble and kept their patience all these years?

This is not a dilemma but a habit that is hard coded somehow into the minds of Malays. When they feel hardship, they shout out for demands and allocations and subsidies. When they are doing well they tend to boast and show off. When they feel threatened they gang up and act rowdy. I am not saying that other races do not do the same but leadership by example they say.

Yes, Malays have been in power for as long as history says so. But they too have been used as puppets which they often hate to admit is because it is their own stupidity. So lessons learned is to simply be paranoid of every tiny thing that changes their mundane lives.

Without push wont come the shove but without patience there wont be clarity of sound decisions. Hence many times decisions are made and expressed emotionally and that is the very thing that disturbs the peace and tranquility. Why the need to make such loud banners and using uncultured copywriting?

BABI, BABI, BABI!!! One banner reads. Another painted in bold demands 70% instead of 30% from the NEP. Wey, come on lah~ 30% is already too good to be true.... you want that extra 40% mark up work for it lah bloody fools. What you think money grows on trees and frolic in vast paddy fields is it? That is why Malay have a saying "Katak bawah tempurung". Already a frog has a small brain and what makes it worse is they don't want to come out of the shell. Still want to stay in a place with no light. How to "Maju" like that?

Let this be a knock on that hard shell that cocoons the Malay mind. Nothing comes for free... with demands come hardwork and sacrifices. You want to ride on what your grandfather did 50 years ago all your life and not work for it? Bullshit, you need to work your end if the bargain were to maintain another 50 years.

"Se kecil kecil akal, tetap boleh barfikir. Jadi tolonglah pakai otak dan bukan emosi" Translation.... No matter how small the mind it can still think. So please use your brains to think, not your emotions. Yes yes.... HIDUP MELAYU and all that. But please live it with brains.

19 December, 2008

Why Muslims only for mandatory HIV test?

One question, why is it only mandatory for Muslims only? People of other faiths do not get AIDS is it? This is a serious oversight. No, I am not being a racist nor am I against other faiths but it should be equal responsibility for everyone who wants to get married to be screened for HIV. It is a bloody social responsibility!

The government should not just enforce this rule to Muslims only. I am wondering why did the decision is restricted to those who practice this religion and not others. What is the rationale behind it. We should demand that this rule to be amended and be made compulsory to all couples getting married regardless of race or religion.

18 December, 2008

Unearthing the mystery of Selangor Wives millions.

The most developed state in the country has it's stately women questioned for the millions. Badan Amal Kebajikan Isteri-Isteri Selangor as we all know it is suppose to be a charitable and social work organization. However just when BN lost Selangor to the opposition quickly those funds were tranfered elsewhere. The total sum of RM 9.9 million just simply hopped out of the accounts and into another organization's piggy.

Of course what is to be expected from an organization that was first formed during BN's rule of Selangor and it would be purely common sense that all assets are to be dissolved if ever a change of power in the state occurs. It seems perfectly logical to me but the sudden closure of the organization and the swift transfer of the funds is without any consultation. Thus it raises questions if really was RM9.9 million was all that was transferred and not a sen went somewhere else.

Some to are questioning where on earth did all that money come from. But just look at the credentials of all those in the committee before and just recently before it's dissolution. Who were they again? Wives of politicians.....rich politicians to be specific. Details of the accounts are not made public anyway since it is not required by law and hence nothing much can be really said of it. But the opposition sees an opportunity to cash into the issue and raise their doubt that Balkis might be a a funnel the channel funds in certain ways not permissible.

If I were you I wont be too bothered. Partially that RM 9.9 million might have come from or caused by illegal or immoral gains but it should be the current State Government and the ruling state party to make sure they are indeed transparent in all their deals and administration. Putting their effort into digging up skeletons of the previous government is not to be priority.

I sense that PKR might just want to highlight the bad of their foes and simply forget they have a bigger responsibility. Yes certainly millions is millions but let the authorities make their investigations proper before starting to aim arrows at their nemesis.

16 December, 2008

Opposition State Government Dogma

By common principle State Governments would have to follow certain things set by the Central Government. Especially when it comes to budget. However not till very recently that we have state governments that are managed run by the opposition. Which we will now see some stubborn acts to simply justify what oppositions do best.

So it is natural for opposition run state governments to simply annoy the central government. Take for instance issues such as roadsigns in Penang or the replacement of the official fleet of cars for state officials. Whatever claims that can be said about the cost of maintaining Proton Perdanas being astronomical is very subjective.

It is the dogma of being the opposition which simply tries to make it a hard time for the central government. Perhaps hoping that the central government will give up. However these issues could and would be detrimental to the efficiency of actually running the state. It would be better for them (the opposition) to concentrate on what they have in hand now rather than nosey into what is not within their scope of power.

BN is tested and again the reason for them not loosing their majority in parliament shows that the support the opposition have is still not enough. Have it ever been a thought that the states that the opposition controls now is a testbed to see if they can really run a state before the rakyat is really convinced that they can run the whole country?

I suppose I sound like a pro government now but I assure you I am not. As much I am fed up with how things are with the current government, I am also pretty worried of how the opposition is doing things. Perhaps it is best not to trust politicians at all. Perhaps the opposition is not really any different as compared to the rulling party.

Look at both sides of a coin and tell me that in essence both is not much different in value. Both sides can't face each other but both can't do without one another. What an ironic thing this politics is and who is left stuck in the middle but us the rakyat.

15 December, 2008

The Home Minister inteview by Malaysia Today.

Those who have read the interview must already know how much bullshit the answers from the YB Minister is. But I do have one question...did the Interview really took place? Well, certainly PRK wrote the report~ but how far is it true is really questionable.

I would be more convinced if the interview was a video recording or in audio recording with images taken from the interview. I have my doubts clearly but if and only if it is true that the response to the questions is very disturbing if not a bit stupid at times.

Ministers in my opinions are picked for their role and responsibility based on merit. But I think they also should be chosen after an IQ test is done as well because so far many ministers give contradicting facts if not to one another but towards themselves as well.

It reminds me of some blooper videos of President Bush and the numerous fumbles he has made. The integrity and respect towards such a pragmatic role is undeniably squashed to mere nothings. I must say if the saying is true that one cant teach old dogs new tricks then the same goes to those very ministers that make such an idiot of themselves in public.

I would then love to propose that a team of ministers be formed as a debate team and take on our public varsity undergraduates to see exactly how good our ministers really are. I bet you they wont last that long at all. In fact why not just dress them up as clowns and make them toys for circus lions instead. That would certainly be far more entertaining.

p/s: Note that the article is a satire afterall~ wished it was real though.

Going lower again? Happy news wont last forever.

No one is making noise about pump fuel prices no more. A sigh of relief? I would not be too optimistic. Then end of the year is near and a recession is looming and how long will this bliss last?

Contrary to what most would believe a commodity like petroleum can only go so low to a certain extent. Let us face it that prices wont be going down forever and when it rises it would be scary to think that it will be a sharp spike. It is better only for the fact that subsidies are no longer needed for a precious energy source.

The funds that would normally be allocated to fuel subsidies can be put to batter use but where exactly are the billions going to? Is there no one keeping an eye on this? I would believe that there is truth to the opposition's demands that the budget should be revised. The surplus billions if not looked after would most likely end up in someone else's pocket silently.

Still what is not satisfactorily handled is the prices of other daily goods. It is taking a bit too long for the prices to drop. In fact the margin that some goods do receive does not reflect to the dip in price of petroleum and it's products. Makes me wonder what are really the hidden costs that the manufacturers so often mentions when they are queried.

Transparency is not only a government's responsibility but should be the responsibility of private corporations as well in the act of good faith towards the public that gives them their annual revenues. Private corporations are quick when it comes to cost cutting measures but not fast enough when it comes to lowering the prices of their goods and services.

Fact is, it is just the way business are brutally are. The better their margin of profit the better it is for them. The lower their costs are the better for them. The lesser their workers are the easier for them to manage human resources and less headache on contributing to their EPF's.

It is a money money money world and a slight decrease is always bad. Cruel world so to speak but that is the circle of wealth and the dream to chase it. Social responsibility takes a back seat once too many times. When disaster strikes, it strikes with great anger and the casualties are the very same people who churn out the numbers for the very same companies who snuffs their social responsibility.

13 December, 2008

The man who preaches without knowledge.

The human mind is an extremely complex thing. No science can ever peel the complex layers and study on how it really works and those who think they have found the answer is certainly just plucking things form thin air. Human behavior is a far more simpler thing to study.

I am writing this in response to a certain blogger named Surind and Mahaguru58 who have been trading blows in cyberspace trough their own blogs. I sense there is a sense of cause for both sides as one invades the beliefs of another and offends many who stumble upon their blogs.

To make things simple, religion is one part that opinions are best left to those who are educated and willing enough to open their minds to it just as long the order in which it is done is respectable. Here what Surind has done is certainly not well received. His views and perception on Islam is very disturbing and can only be caused by misleading information that he truly believes in. Mahaguru58 on the other hand as I have come to know him is an understanding person and has very strong principles regarding his faith in Islam.

It is not at all correct what Surind disseminates in his blog and I surely disapprove of its contents. It has been composed in such a way to simply give Islam negatively and stereotyping Muslims as violent people. It is beyond my comprehension on what lead Surind to publish such misleading information even if it is actually sourced from other blogs or websites.

Mahaguru58 did the right thing in making a police report and not taking things into his own hands apart from lambasting Surind on his own blog. To compare these two individuals is something as plain as dipping a white cloth into ink. The contrast is such that hate boils deep within Surind and Mahaguru58 is upholding what any Muslim feels and actually act upon it.

Surind is a dear good example of a blogger with a distorted purpose. The execution is terribly wrong and would surely spark the wrong kind of attention. He is brave yes but smart I have my doubts. What is best to be done is that more who finds what he publishes very offensive should lodge their own police report against him.

11 December, 2008

The Malaysian cycling challenge.

It is good exercise and encourages a better form of making a stand for human rights. But somehow some might not just like the idea of anything apposing the government. It would be insulting to my readers to make them guess an idea of who is behind all this arrests and sabotage.

Already candle light vigils are not favourable especially amongst the hardened FRU perspex shields and now a peaceful and healthy convoy get stalled very often. I would say that in a way these freedom cyclist are actually doing more good than harm. They don't pollute, instills a very healthy lifestyle and at the same time is a social gathering of people of like minds and thoughts.

In fact I highly support the effort made and it is thoroughly hard to co-ordinate. I would have to say that 'Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas' is very creative and might just start a fad. No matter, police should have been helping to organize smooth traffic flow once the participants arrive and not arresting them and asking what some might say as a really stupid question.

Musa Hassan apparently have been informed but as usual there will be no reply. Either he is blind or deaf, it could be anyone's creative guesses. But I would rather say the "Tidak Apa" attitude is at it again.

09 December, 2008

It is not only hillside developments.

Tragic could not possibly sum up the catastrophe of Bukit Antarabangsa. More so that it mirrors a tragedy that turns 15 years this 11th December. Not that we have no experience to handle such tragedies but more critical is the fact that the "Tidak Apa" attitude of local authorities and the government.

True enough that the Malaysian government has short term memory or perhaps they are playing the deaf ear to the calls that hillside property developments should be banned entirely. Somehow I smell that even if the ban is enforced some might just pay their way through to build so called homes near the gods.

We have a very well equipped search and rescue team yes but do we have a government that is good in preventative measures? This latest tragedy proves that we do not have one and urbanization plus capitalist could spell a crumbling crushing ending of lives and future.

We have to admit that apart from places like Putrajaya and Cyberjaya, town planning is non existent everywhere else. So much for world class and technologically advanced townships and cities when we fail to realize that the stuff we built before is not up to standards.

Yes, now many cry for heads to roll. But whom should be held responsible? Conveniently insurance in this country does not cover natural disasters and why is that? The probability is so low that coverage for such occurrences is not deemed necessary?

What about other natural disasters? If living too high up posses landslide what about those living lowland? Floods occurs too many times a year and yet situations have not really improved. Well digging the river deeper is not a permanent solution.

Tough luck living in this country I suppose. Live too high up and you see your house crashing down hill and living too low down see your house float away in the currents. What predicament are we to live with more with a one eye shut government and a sleeping PM? Thank god he is leaving but is his replacement any better?

06 December, 2008

There are more writers for online media in jail than other media staff.

What is the new thing to be in jail for these days? It is not arson, murder, fraud or terrorism.....it's blogging. Which is not only occurring in Malaysia but in other parts of the world as well.

But it should be a reformist for the media world where professional journalism has new competition and that bloggers can sometimes get the best stories first. Yes, certainly we bloggers are a bit gung ho but it is also to our freedom that we decide what we want to write and not subjected to the politics of some chief editor.

Still at the rate we are going and if governments would want to sift the net of blogs I think every one of us is guilty to an extent. Come on it is an open goal for everyone to say anything about leadership and politics which is also in such a n absurd state that defies governance logic.

But you know what makes blogs so much more fun than your run off the printing mill newspapers? It is more personal, has more character and is written with a passion and genuine interest unlike reporters who are simply told to cover events and stories just because it is listed in their daily roster.

05 December, 2008

Recession looming and Sales is everywhere.

Consider that we are deemed doomed if we don't prepare for recession next year. Even if many say that we wont be hit that hard but still no recession is better and any recession at all. But do you realize something really odd? Shops are still on sale...or they just started again.

If recession is really a depressing thing and the people need fix to nurse the depressed soul shopping should not be on of it. But face it...just look around. Walk into any mall and there we see it. Offers upon discounts upon other types of incentives just so you whip out that wallet and itch to spend on something.

I just think that it is really awkward. Ever noticed that rempits are at it again since the fuel price dropped? Yes...just check out Kesas highway just before midnight right after Kota Kemuning exit. Looks like there is no way that bad habits are to take a break.

As we all lament that prices of food is ever higher, we Malaysians tend to take out our frustrations on something else that equally wastes more money. Even I am guilty to a certain extent. Could the depression of lesser buying power be cured with even more spending? I suppose not but then again why are we all falling victim to sales and lower petrol prices. More reckless drivers and riders, more reckless spending even more reckless decisions. Damn...we should fix this.

03 December, 2008

Dato' Zahar Hashim suspended 3 years.

Datuk Zahar Hashim who is head of UMNO Petaling Jaya Selatan is suspended for 3 years following the decision from UMNO disciplinary council on the various open ellegations he made. Namely the open letter to investigate the succession plan of Pak Lah and Najib, the Eurocopter dealings and money politics.

In my opinion the open letter is to the members of UMNO and the high council but the media managed to get a hold of it and made it public. On the Eurocopter deal is just to substantiate where is the people's money is being spent and what for while the issue on money politics is pretty much an open book that everyone knows UMNO is rampant with it.

Looks like the Iron fist is at it again.

Party ethics and Zaid Ibrahim

It appears the largest political entity in the country has ethics. Why am I surprised? Well I did not know that ethics also includes money politics, cronyism, lack of respect and other UMNO related behavior.

Zaid Ibrahim the ex-defacto Law Minister was sacked indefinitely from UMNO on the grounds that he has attended opposition party functions. Now I wonder what is wrong with that? It looks to me is the same as like going to their open house during festive season.

Unlike the many UMNO members who has all the time to lick the balls of those who can give them favours Zaid was merely extending the friendliness and perhaps to even know more about the enemy. They say to keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

What should be the UMNO disciplinary committee's action was to give a suspension and a warning. But in any case the most extreme was given. But never mind, as if UMNO is such a great party to be affiliated to anyway.

Etheics? Pak Lah wants to talk about Ethics in UMNO? Please by all means mirror yourself and ask..... are you in complete control of your party? What about the kind of ethics practiced just outside the polling stations during the general elections? Don't talk about ethics Pak Lah when your merry men are actually the most rude and appalling manners this side of politics have ever seen.

02 December, 2008

Mumbai Terror: So called Muslim in Jihad?

Terrorist and terror attacks are the favourite terms used by the American media to spin everything that has mildly got to do with terrorism. They use it so much that I suspect that for every terrorist attack from 9/11 onwards will be compared with the 9/11 event it self.

The recent Mumbai terrorist melee left a scar that deepens the hate towards Muslim extremist. But should Muslims bare the brunt of the hatred? I bet many would say no and yet the prejudice exist in subtle ways. Take a man with a beard, skullcap and a serban cloth immediately Osama is uttered. Even if it was meant as a joke but it is equally disturbing.

This so called Jihad as labeled by those terrorist should not be taken seriously. Jihad is not the act of terrorism and should not in any way be linked. Motives can be the same but what fuels the violence should be paid attention as well. Calling every act of Muslim extremist or just because the participants are Muslims as an act of terrorism or Jihad is very rarely the right term to use.

This phobia is a well planned marketing strategy by those who wants to see Muslims having hard time and have some extreme religious vendetta. Sickening as it may seem and of course it is sad to see the loss of lives to some demented and mentally disturbed group of men, the majority of us reading the news too are guilty to a certain extent, giving views and criticizing the various parties that was involved the massacre.

The Jihad should be in our hearts but it has to be with all the right reasons. The proper way to do it is not by violence~ and Jihad does not nessecerily mean the need of violence.

01 December, 2008

BN is stupid not to amend ISA.

Stubborn is BN's attitude. Being in charge for the past 50 odd years has gone downhill since the last elections. It's is open season for BN when many wants the old to make way for the new. But why not include the abolishment of ISA?

If lobbying for all the support in the years to come is important to BN and the retainment of power within their ranks is critical why not do the best marketing pitch ever? Why is it that hard so change one dumb law?

Well, apparently it provides the best cover story or cover-up technique when the people in question fumbles big time and could not afford to suffer the loss. SO ISA acts like a stop watch as well as to draw attention to somewhere else.

BN does not act like a political party. Each of the coalition members have their own agenda and the people that represents UMNO are snakes and crocodiles. Well of course not all of them are bad...but for money politics to be rampant it should have a significant following.

Fail to plan for failure make plans utopia-like. But we all know that it is not true. Sure the veil of the ISA help to protect some moron's interest. Which include their immediate family members, close friends and associates. So ISA would might just be used to work in their favour for their own prosperity. What they don't know is, the people are not at all that dumb.

28 November, 2008

Pasir Salak BN MP is a barbarian in a suit.

Could it be possible for an uncultured man such as BN's Pasir Salak representative be of any use to his constituents? Being very eloquent in profanity might work when someone double parks behind your car and you have to rush on an emergency. But not enough being very vocal (for the wrong reasons) he had to call a fellow MP a son our of marriage.

Seriously for a man what respect he had just disappeared in a whiff. First things first such language could just be used by any MP who takes offense and thinks that a remark is a personal attack against him. I would however would like to question on how actually the Honourable Chairman of the house classifies what needs to be taken action upon and what is not.

I do think that there is some form of misjudgment on behalf of the Chairman. The rules should be enforced explicitly and the moment that profanity is used against a fellow MP or in relation to anyone for that matter he or she should be brought out from parliament immediately. No question or plea needed.

The barbarian in a suit has really showed no respect to members of parliament and could not really care about anything else but himself. How could he be elected to represent Pasir Salak has got me wondering. I bet he wont be elected into the next term.... which should serve him right.

26 November, 2008

10 reasons a Malaysian would use to migrate.

I believe for every foreigner who wants to seek PR in Malaysia there is easily double that amount of people who wants to migrate out of Malaysia. What seems to be the problem is that many are really not happy what the government is doing and also the job market is really not up to expectations to the majority. But let me just list the possible excuses that a Malaysian would use to migrate overseas.

  1. Bad public healtcare.
  2. Narrow career advancement.
  3. Bad public transport.
  4. Terrible education standards.
  5. Corrupted government.
  6. Double standards.
  7. Racism.
  8. Unjust courts.
  9. Escelating cost of living.
  10. Low income standards.
But of course the same can be said for other countries. I guess as Malaysians we are indeed fed up with the brand of living that we have to put up with. So what is the long beeline to obtain PR in this country? Perhaps for the same reasons as above.

25 November, 2008

A Fatwa that does not concern you.

Still up in arms with the Fatwa against Yoga? If you are not a Muslim why the big fuss? And if you are a Muslim why not do something else besides Yoga for your well-being? As Yoga is a form of exercise and breathing techniques which does entails into some chants and mantras for the fanatics. I might be wrong so just correct me in the comments.

But if we observe a Muslim in prayer it is actually part exercise and relaxation. The various positions during Solat actually involves carefully planned and timed movements. What is good is that it is not meant to strain or injure. So the concept that may Muslims forget is that Solat is not only to do your duty as a Muslim but in return it is also a good form of low impact exercise... without breaking a sweat.

So what if the Fatwa actually bans Yoga for Muslims. It is just a precautionary measure as Yoga has it's roots set in Hinduism. Unless with proper guidance, Yoga could not possibly be self taught. My point is that never take up something blindly without proper guidance and basics. But if someone wants to practice Yoga just for the physical wellness aspect and not enlightenment from other than what their own religion teaches it should be pretty fine. Still to some paranoia is perhaps the best way to keep them close to god.

24 November, 2008

So Melayu the rumah kayu.

I would remember some popular racist jokes that Malaysians are accustomed to and would wonder why such prejudice occurs in a multi ethnic nation such as Malaysia. Be it that the struggle for Merdeka was really the support from the people of all races but one race wants to remain supreme above all else.

Most often it is a fantasy rather than reality that enforces certain policies that makes other races work harder to earn their keep and allows the rich to get richer by the day. But Malays really are micro managers rather than wanting to see the whole picture. Yes that is all that matters.

The basis of every Malay institution is in fact that they lived in villages and very seldom venture out to see how things are done elsewhere. Over the generations the defect is hard coded into the Malay brain and that is all they know to do. Which brings me to certain traits of Malays.

They are a very caring bunch. So caring in fact that even if the neighbor's chicken lays eggs, 3 neighbouring villages would know of it before end of day. Efficiently disseminating useless information is an expertise that few or perhaps no other race does. For a clear indication on what kind of a social market the Malay is try watching them in the morning.

Malays love to talk... in fact perhaps the faster their mouths move the faster their typing would be. Just be warned, errors are aplenty because of such simplistic ways their lives are. But change is never a good thing for them. You see, they cant help but bitch on someone if they notice a tiny thing different about them. That proves a point that Malays are very observant people.

In fact, if what they see is not properly clarified they would be more than obliging to add their own flavour text. Which since they love sambal belacan you can bet it would have a fishy ending. The aspiring itch to have a large house but a kampung mind would just ruin modern architecture and take out the modern about modern living. Simply because the mind is still stuck in the kampung scale of things.

Fatwa on "Pengkid" to deter lesbianism?

How much could passing a fatwa do? Apart from causing anger in certain quarters, other than that it will not do much. Just a declaration that Muslim clerics do not condone the manner in question. Lesbians are not only caused by women who cross dresses and adopt mannerism of a man. It is more psychological than just skin deep.

Instead of releasing Fatwas on this and that why not go out there and do some sort of education campaign and create awareness? Releasing a Fatwa does and will not change anything much apart from raising the anger of some activists which more often than not have no knowledge of what Islam is and should be.

This is where practices in society does not conform to religious beliefs and the only way to curb and eradicate the problem is trough education. To start things off why not concentrate at colleges and universities. That is normally where these things start. So stop going on about the Fatwa and really act on it.

21 November, 2008

As expected Wanita top post will be contested.

In line with change it is inevitable for Wanita Umno to escape unscathed. In my opinion Rafidah should have stepped down when Tun M retired from office. Look at it this way...even Sammy Vellu knows his days are numbered but MIC is a different pond altogether.

But the acid test still remains.... nominations will not mean a definite victory. could Shahrizat pull it off and tug the Iron Lady down? Women and politics is a time bomb. Once the dust has settled it would be pretty uneventful after. Shahrizat would bring some form of modernization to the Wanita wing and hopefully put Malay women at a higher level.

18 November, 2008

Higher education should concentrate more on women.

Higher Education is given so much emphasis these days. Diplomas are treated like certificates, Degrees are like mere diplomas. The bar has raised that so many graduates just continue studying for Masters right after obtaining their Degree. Women accounts for a majority of undergraduates in Universities in Malaysia. Yet males are always preferred.

Lets put things into perspective. Gender equality is so much in question these days and activists are ever bolder fighting for the rights of women. Take the EX University Malaysia VC for example. Truthfully her term is already a slap in the face for all women.

Being axed is one thing but offered 2 and a half year contract as compared to 3 years for males truly displays discrimination. What is that women today cant do as well as men? Since majority of undergraduates are women then more emphasis need to be given to protect them and enrich them. Treat them equally as males would be due respect of their abilities.

Should males be worried? Yes, they are being taken over. But at least play it fair and not discriminate just because they have no balls. In fact women may sometimes have more balls than men. So why are we pussyfooting the issue?

17 November, 2008

Down 15 sen again, would it dip below RM 1.92?

It will be only 8 sen apart tomorrow from the old price before the 40% increase in June. Now indications or perhaps more to rumour is that pump prices will be reduced even more by end of the month or early next month. Could that be too optimistic?

On top of that are we Malaysians capable of being prudent with our right foot? That would most probably be the hardest thing to do. Yes the recession is looming in the horizon but the government is being optimistic and keep assuring that we wont be hit that bad by it. Now how much sweeter words can that be?

Yes I do have a lot of questions. But since the June price hike I too have practiced to drive with more caution and in a relaxed manner. More feathering the throttle rather than mashing it into the foot well. Keeping a constant speed more of the time as possible and making sure that I maintain the car to the best of my abilities.

But as off tomorrow I am not too sure my self if I can be that disciplined knowing that unleaded petrol is cheap again. Discipline is what I must say that causes us to be more careful and prudent. Still there is the thought of will the prices of necessities drop together with lower cost of oil prices. It would take sometime and even that let us not be too hopeful on it.

What we can be hopeful for is that we can keep that discipline that we were forced to take up half a year ago. Can we do it? I sure hope we can.

Child healthcare somehow has taken a back seat.

Shocking fact surfaces after study was done on Malaysian children. Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Mental Illnesses... what are parents today doing? The obsession of career advancement and stress at work somehow takes it toll on kids. Children these days have constant fast food because mom is at work. Kid plays on the PSP or Playstation because the dad has no time to take the boy out on a decent healthy weekend physical activity.

So we end up nurturing a future full of fat and looney people. Great, how bright the future will be. Parents of today have neglected their core responsibility and forgotten on why they pursue their careers as such. All they care about is their bank balance at the end of the month so that they could buy the best things...give the best education for their children. But they forgot about the body.

A sick body will definitely translate to a sick mind. So obese kids get booed at in school...which hits their self esteem and if turns for the worst some contemplate on suicide. Sick isn't it? But no one would realize that in striving to provide the best they actually are inviting the worst things to happen. They forgot how to love... and love dose not mean that a parent has to give everything that the kid wants. Candies wont make them happy for long, video games wont give them a tan (unless they sit and play it in the hot sun).

Obsessed with worldly things brings no benefit for the long term if your kids don't have the health to enjoy it. Need we be reminded all the time? I sure hope I don't.

16 November, 2008

Tolerance to peaceful vigils.

Authorities have a job being authoritarian. It is an exciting job I bet, having the power to man handle crooks and those who go against the law. But sure the interpretation of law is not simply text book which the police here practices. Surely there is laws on illegal assemblies. But as far as law goes it is meant to keep peace and order...so when a peaceful gathering is held to show support and motion for something to be abolished what is the gumption that it is not peaceful and creates disorder in society?

The recent Anti ISA Vigils have been obstructed by the police and creates and air of rebellion to some extent. Sometimes authorities are the pit of the cause of disorder. The iron fisted police apparently knows no bounds in what is right or wrong in the interpretation of the law. Don't talk about their common sense as apparently they have no sea what it is.

It is proven time and again that when society disapproves of something they would need an outlet to express it. Sitting in and out of one discourse after another cant really solve anything on its own. The awareness of such events does not have the visual impact and more often it is behind closed doors.

Peaceful rallies should be supported by the authorities and instead of being the fulcrum of outburst and dissatisfaction they should be assisting instead, ensuring the safety of those participating in the vigils...not man handling them and punching them into submission. Appearing at the scene with shields, helmets and sticks already implies oppressive force. Thus for obvious reason civilians will feel intimidated and insecure.

The police should allow peaceful vigils at designated venues. These areas should be zoned out so that there will be minimal obstruction of traffic and does not upset people who lives nearby. Thus the permit should be held as an agreement by the organizers to the authorities to maintain order throughout the event. If anything goes wrong the organizers will be held responsible. Simple... the police needs to use more of their brains than their fist and kneecaps.

Pure and Simple: The old has to go

Naturally sooner or later the new will have to pave way. The old have to retire either gracefully or otherwise. But we have a bunch of leaders that would hold on to it for as long as they can. Malaysia has a terrible leadership planning concept. The strength of any government or political entity has certainly got to do with how the current crop of leaders train future leaders. Youth wings are naturally bullshit as favoritism is very evident.

We can roughly tell what will the progression be like, why? First there is but a tiny crop of individuals who have the caliber to manage at top level. Second those who suck balls will most of the time get it and in politics you even have to pay to suck those balls. Talk about lobbyist we might have the best in the world.

Now what about the current relics we still keep in active commission? Sammy, Rafidah, Taib Mahmud.... why are these people so stubborn? Their supporters have to know that these people wont live forever to have their back when in need. They wilt, weather and just vanish away with age. Think for a moment.... there is a saying you can't teach old dogs new tricks. I believe it is true.

As we all know or might now that brain cells do not regenerate. It dies and never comes back. So after a certain age we get more stupid everyday. I believe many leader have passed their prime and are incapable to figure new ideas or solutions. So when the old are getting senile by the day they get emotional, kranky and needy. We cant have that in leaders. No we cant....especially those on the verge of bladder dysfunction.

12 November, 2008

Anwar's caucus is an indirect show of hands.

Subtle approach is not Anwar's style. For the past year he has been very vocal and naturally is always in a fighting spirit against his former party. Now does it seem that he is taking a softer approach? Could it be also to prove to a certain extent of what he promised his supporters couple of months back, that he has the numbers to flip the ruling to his side?

The caucus seems to be very specific and with a pure mission to just show what should really be done to reform the judiciary. But knowing all politicians are more than just one track minds, Anwar's latest move could be a combo approach. Subtle enough to be accepted in parliament and yet might just prove to what extent he has influence over BN MPs.

Interesting strategy and I bet it would not stop just there. Expect more such things to be set up. Perhaps even one to elaborate on the NEP... ultimately one of the promises of Najib in his battle to effectively be the next Prime Minister. Is there anything to be really excited about? Not that much.... but BN better be listening whispers from now on.

10 November, 2008

Oppression: A police past time?

Had enough of candle light vigils for a better Malaysia? Apparently not and sooner or later the authorities definitely has an itchy hand to do something about it. Thus last night a handy amount of civilians, some politicians and somehow a member of the press got hauled into nice dark coloured trucks.

Apparently they were arrested during all of them were singing the national anthem. I would be skeptical but the video proof on Malaysiakini declares otherwise. How could they have the cheek to release a statement that they did not do so? The police can be such gangsters as we so very well know and are very bad liar to boot.

From the video I like this guy statement at the 5 minute mark "It is amazing that the state is fearful of 200 people, It is amazing." Well, if it was 200 people with weapons or a stick or rock in each hand than perhaps they were dangerous. I bet there were more people holding up their cell phones to record the whole event.

It irks me that the same event was held in Penang numerous times and everything was all right and very peaceful. Is it because that the state in under the opposition's control that the police did not do anything? The last time I checked was that AmCorp Mall is in the Selangor state boundaries. Well unless suddenly it changed to be within Federal Territory just before the cops move in.

Syed Hamid Albar denied that he knew anything before it happened. Come on~ you got to be kidding me. At one point he was on top of everything and suddenly he has no knowledge of truck loads full of riot control police was dispatched to location? What a joker. It is sad that Malaysia is turning into a police state. Democracy and freedom is only a tourism sales pitch to fill deep pockets of certain individuals. Oppression towards the people is a valid pastime and gives a breath of fresh pickings for riot police who are only useful at our useless football league games.

09 November, 2008

The "Government" actually means Syed Hamid.

Do not ever be fooled that when it is reported that the "Government" wants this or that or will do this or do that means it has the consent of all ministers. How untrue the fact lies is that most of the time it is always the judgment of one man. For RPK's detention the decision was the result of just one man thinking that he is a threat and not a panel of people of was it made known that there was a group discourse to decide on to arrest RPK or not.

The term "Government" has been misused so many times that if one minister such as this particular baldy decides on to arrest people the other ministers might get a bad name too as yeah all of them buggers are associates. But let us not flee from the point of fact that it is the result that it was a one man's doing that spoiled the milk.

It is reported that "Government" wants to appeal on the case of releasing RPK. Well your guess is as good as mine, that Syed Hamid wants to cover his shame by using the word "Government" instead of using his own. We might be fooled once or twice but not forever. Why the appeal and the reason to know exactly how the decision to arrest RPK was understood by the judge? Are they saying that the judge cant read and understand the fact presented in the case?

I see the appeal as a contempt of court. Clearly RPK has done no harm to anyone. What he wrote was purely a point of view and it was by choice of people to visit his blog and read all that he wrote. In no way someone was forcing people to read and believe what he wrote. Unlike what Syed Hamid wants to shove us with false information that his actions are not at all politically motivated.

If it is so, why not detain all socio-political bloggers? Me included....as all of us are not allowed to publish our thoughts and rights to voice our grouses and doubts in the administration of a failing government. Our rights is to elect responsible people to run the country and see to it that our needs are fulfilled. If the government steps out of line than the people have every right beat it into shape. Even if it takes to force and pressure for another general election or perhaps even a vote of no confidence.

Syed Hamid is not and should not act as if he is the government. His actions does not translate to what the people wants. He is on a personal mission if not a grumpy old man bent to see to it that certain personal interests are kept from harms way. Again....do not use the government as an excuse to see to it that everything goes your way. The appeal should be denied by the courts as clearly it is an effort of Syed Hamid trying to cover up his bald spot.

Retired judges suspected corrupt? Why only now?

Zaki Azmi had months to report before the suspects were retiring. But he did not report it...why? Peculiar isn't it? but since now he is at the highest point that a judge can ever be in this country I guess he must have better balls now. Whatever the reason it may be a report has to be made to the ACA to fully investigate the retired judges.

I have to agree to what Lim Kit Siang says on the issue. Retired does not mean the person wrong doings during service is irrelevant. In fact they might just be living like gods on their ill gained and unethical practice.

07 November, 2008

Ultra Vires: Syed Hamid Albar the power abuser

I bet he cant walk freely to even buy his morning paper. With PKR released and the reason was made very clear that Syed Hamid did in fact acted beyond his power was indeed politically motivated. The pressure is on him with calls for him to vacate his seat. After such an incident I bet any other person would just retire.

Was Syed Hamid ordered to arrest RPK under ISA? Or was he really politically motivated with a golden carrot hanging just inches off hi bald scalp? Who knows.... but what indeed do we know is who is really shitting bricks with an anus of a pin needle. Ouch!!!

Yes I am very happy that the judge lifted the sentence off RPK and was very brave in doing so. Automatic celebrity status I tell you. But now what is Syed Hamid's next politically motivated bald idea would be? There are calls for him to quit and Pak Lah should notice and take note of that.

Who likes Syed Hamid? Short....bald and has a brain of a peanut. Syed Hamid should be charged and hauled to prison. The view from the the public would certainly agree to that. The longer the better.

Pak Lah oh Pak Lah......sack Syed Hamid now. The worthless piece of dead weight is more a threat to the country rather than RPK and his blog.

Obama shows acceptence in change, are we not to share that dream?

Sentiments of hope and positive thinking must be at an all time hi in the US. With Americans poised and primed for a change it shows that democracy does actually work. But are we all ready to face change of government? We bitch and bicker about the current one and there has been a bit of an upset in the last General Elections. But really are we all really ready to have BN out of the main frame?

It takes a lot of marketing and pitch to convince a whole country to vote against what has been a habit for over 50 years. But the rise of awareness and more youth who are paying so much concern on their future and the government that is to represent them could tip the scales next time around.

It is clearly shown that corruption is a normal thing in the current Malaysian administration. Anyone can be bought provided the amount is just nice. But how could freedom be infused from seeds that are tainted with money favouratism? There is simply no cure, unless of course to eradicate the money sucking seeds out of active politics entirely.

Read the papers and there must be some form of money induced agreement of support. That is why Ku Li is very disappointed. So the ACA will probe into the matter or whatever other division that wants to so call bring light and truth into the issue. So from the last General Elections and now there is really not much difference. All we get is stupid debates between brainless and childish MPs with one calling another bastards,leaky, some profanity hand signs and boos or jeers.

Perfect, we are definitely ready. Definitely ready for not implementing any change at all. We the rakyat are made to wait and look like "dunggus" while wishing perhaps the moon will split in two while peanut brained representative does some vocabulary game of multilingual responses.