27 August, 2009

Panel suggest Soi Lek to be sacked.

It his highly unfortunate that something that happened years ago comes back haunting. What started as a personal matter has leaked in a hot dvd and distributed to bring down a man. Even when the matter has been dropped but the disciplinary panel decides that it would be best to sack him.

Chua Soi Lek is somewhat unlucky here. I guess some people just can't forgive let alone forget. Now it is up to tha party to finally decide if the man stays or not. Which I think Soi Lek's frolic in politics might just come to an end. If that happens would you think he would be coaxed to join the other side of the political divide? That would certainly make BN cringe.

26 August, 2009

Malaysia Islamic State does not have the capacity.

Hishammuddin clearly admitted that Malaysian Prisons do have the capacity to carry out Syariah Courts sentences. Which is primarily whipping. It strikes me as very odd since that it is not only yesterday that Malaysia declares itself as an Islamic State. Thus all that time it was never thought off? Or is it a joke? A hoax perhaps?

Whatever lah~ I think it is ubsurd to claim as such.

PAS retains Permatang Pasir.

With the by elections held in Permatang Pasir finally concluded it is for certain that it is almost impossible for BN to take over from an opposition led seat especially if the candidate is from PAS. It is very notorious of PAS now to win any by elections just as long they held the seat previously.

Again BN sees that to crack PAS takes a lot more then just fielding a candidate. BN candidates has to be literally have a flawless background which is like a needle in a haystack for the BN camp. But I cant deny their spirit of trying. Well, try and try again then.

20 August, 2009

Job Interview Tips Twist : Tip 1 to 6

Job Interview Tip 1 # You know the company is bad if the person who interviews you stinks like bad Yam Cake.

Job Interview Tip 2# You know that the company is not for you when the parking costs alone is more than 10% of your pay accumulated for a month and the company does not pay it for you

Job Interview Tip 3# The company offers more than 50% your asking pay. For you know you will be signing up to hell afterwards and basically selling your soul to the devil. You might get rich in the process but you end up senile. You choose.

Job Interview Tip 4# If you arrive and see there are other candidates waiting their turn do not disclose to them exactly what position you are there for. Also do not start chit chatting and sharing ideas. It does not benefit you or them because you are competitors. You want that job right? So behave like you need it.

Job Interview Tip 5# Don't arrive all sweaty. Call the receptionist a few days before and get the address and survey the place. Please arrive after a meal in your stomach. You dont want your stomach growling in anger during the interview.

Job Interview Tip #6 Ask if the company is religion friendly. If Muslim ask if they have a Surau and the flexible hours for Friday prayers. If not give them the royal finger and walk out...

Tun M suggest that race and religion details be dropped from official forms.

From the article in NST Dr. M agrees for the race and religion columns be dropped from official forms. Not that it is really being used. To some extent I agree. Most of the time it is a very annoying thing to fill up. But sometimes this information is useful to properly coordinate conduct towards a person.

However it must be a good idea because then one will not pre-judge someone before meeting the person themselves. It gives the opportunity for a very fair view. Especially in interviews. But could it be possible that the trend will catch on in the private sector if the government were to decide on abolishing this? It is an old habit.... which extends beyond just clerical significance.

Often we see description for job placements that specifies race. Well, if the job in question concerns in tendering liquor or pork then it is understandable. But if it is not then why should there be specifics for race and gender? Well, in my line of work often the fairer sex do not last very long. Either the politics disgusts them or the work pressure it self is beyond what they can cope. Thus most of the time we have to specify gender and sometimes race~ since you know... our government has this Bumiputera allocation thingy.

So for just a simple form adjustments it actually rally boils down way deeper than one might think. So for this form to omit race and religion then we have all got to change our mindset. Now that is very hard to do since for generations we have been practicing to solicit this idea daily. So would this effort be useful? No, certainly not anytime soon. For as long there is the habit of race or religion specific preference then these forms will forever be used.

Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

There is a saying in Malay "Tangan wanita boleh mengoncang dunia" or "Woman's hands can shake the world". At least I think it sounds something like that. Anyway with that the link below presents you the 100 most powerful women in the world.

In the top 10 there is only 1 Asian, Ho Ching CEO of Temasek Singapore. Down the list is an Indonesian and lower still another Singaporean. Yes, no Malaysian women listed yet. Could it be possible to see Rosmah, wife of our current PM to manage the list anytime soon? I doubt~ but it would be an achievement that could either scare us or make us proud. Hahahahah~!!!

Blindly follow to the death trap.

The Port Klang Authority are really in for it this time. Looks like the trust they had for PKFZ management has ended belly side up. Now it is for dead the PKA will be in for a sour of a time because of simply too much trust given to PKFZ.

Now what is suspected is that certain decisions was made without the full knowledge of the PKA. Or perhaps it is the "You leave it all to me, everything will be OK lah". It appears that it is not a practiced policy on the dissemination of information. Thus one party may say something and the received information evolves into something else.

What the investigation of this matter should include is all forms of communication done. Letters, memos and emails must be looked into to see any discrepencies. The correspondents then will need to be questioned for all the communication made between them.

Looks like this is far from settled and many more heads will roll.

19 August, 2009

Parliament may amend ISA in next sitting.

With pressure from certain groups looks like the government may amend the ISA in their next sitting. But is is not clear what exactly will they be amending and what will be approved in the end. Could we see a sudden stringent leash of ISA or the lack of slack. Hope there wont be another dumb rally for this.

Report from NST here.

Stinky: Sail together or sink individually.

This is from my personal account. There is a specific person in mind but nevermind about that. My arguement here is the motto. "Sail together or sink individually"? Now with a glance does that sound right? From one's motto a person could tell what sort of mentality you have and this confirms my suspicion that apart from being absolutely stupid this person is ignorant as well.

It somewhat describes one would love to follow but at the hint of troule he will abandon you at moments notice. How comforting. Applying that to the real world (somehow I think he lives in a made up world of his own) it could never be applied even once with success.

From someone's status in Facebook or Skype or something they post in twitter the character of a person can be clearly described in a short sentence. Proudly displaying arrogance and a self absorbed persona which naturally does not bring any good or friends.

Clearly such a person can never be counted on unless there is something in for that person. There is not a charitable heart in the individual or is there any forgiveness in him. Of course I can put this sentence in a positive manner but the way it is applied in this situation is simply what we Asian call as Kiasu.

If any of you have such a person within your office, you will not loose anything by not taking this moron into your team. In fact everything could just go wrong if you do. I can't imagine if such a thing is applied on a ship. It would probably sink the moment it leaves port. No man or animal deserves a person that is so self absorbed. When it is good they are there with you when you wilt they fly away from you. In the end it is best to say FUCK you..... drown bitch drown.

17 August, 2009

MACC: The thick skinned assult.

Many many issues of late that surrounds the MACC. With the one that tops the list is the death of a political aide. The reports so far from that investigation is vague~ there seems to be a lot of "maybe" in it all and those testifying cant be said to be conclusive to one say. Somehow in all this the MACC is getting the uglier butt of the stick. But since when being popular matters in their line of duty?

There has been many questioning if MACC is fair in what they do. In fact the number of people being investigated is claimed to be more towards those who appose the government. Well how far this is true I am not too sure but the press seems to prefer covering casses of the opposition with indepth commentaries as compared to those affiliated to BN.

For sure MACC could not be blamed entirely and at the same time it does not help being disliked either. In retaliation for investigating politicians MACC might even want to review it's methods. More because of getting sick and tired of being criticized rather than non effective investigation methods.

But who is lying to who really? One side say the other is lying~ the other quickly lambasts and refute the claims just as swiftly. Observers like the rakyat are just left the bitter bit of second guessing what is what and who did what. What is the outcome is immeterial because I do believe that Politicians are never clean. In fact to some extent politicians are meant to be that way. If not for dirty tactics then how to survive? It takes one to be one in order to stay as one. I just have to say if MACC really wants to go out there and do whatever it takes to get the job done then regardless of whoever says anything about them, they have to just get on to it. Guilty or not is up to the courst to decide and not MACC. Simple~ Investigate push it forward trough the system and let the law handle everything else.

Permatang Pasir: Rohaizad is ready for the taunts.

It is insignificant or so says BN supporters on the issue of their candidate being dropped from the Bar Council's list. By law he did nothing wrong. But it is clearly stated in NST that morally what he did was not right. Hmmm.... what exactly it was I couldn't find it. but nonetheless Rohaizad says that he is ready for the insults in that respect come by election day.

Brave one that man but it is not like we are not accustomed to BN fielding someone who has a past they wish to forget. So now it seems that BN claims not to bring up the past but it is OK for them to bring up skeletons of their challengers. When it is the "cakap tak serupa bikin" things leave it to BN to devise the penultimate plot.

Good note that they did not say he was a lawyer.

Net Etiquette: The Blueprint of failure.

Safe keeping the Nation's fundementals so they say. What is the Nation's fundementals? Democracy? Which version of it? Their version or the rakyat's version? This race, religion and royalty matter is obviously overplyed. If in the first place the culture does not inhibit such things whould there be a problem? Looks like the root cause of such things is in the system itself.

So with pointing fingers to others there is 4 pointing back towards you. So just look at what the ruling party has educated all of us all these years. Those leaders that have come and gone all have racist prejudice.... some even went to threaten the royals to follow their demands otherwise certain benefits are withdrawn.

So what etiquette exists? What online rule of thumb to follow? What the hell is the minister talking about? Regulating is not the solution~ better leaders are. So don't just say and think one has a brilliant idea. Walk the talk then we shall see.

14 August, 2009

5.5 Billion left with no will attached.

Wang Yung made a fortune in America and is estimated to be worth 5.5 billion dollars. Now this represents a problem now since he recently died at a ripe old age of 91. To all that riches there was no will left behind.

So the drama ensues with 9 half siblings fighting for their share. Honestly it is 5.5 billion for god's sake, definitely there is more than plenty to go around them a few million times. If I were the child I say just give me 20 million, half in assets and the other half in cash thank you. I'll live the rest of my years not having to work for anyone ever again.

13 August, 2009

H1N1: School Closure is last resort.

That is what has been said by the Health Minister. Unless the teachers themselves are infected then the schools need not close. On top of that teachers are to check their students for symptoms every morning. Huh?? Would that work?

Alright there is no reason to panic (yet). But the trending has been up for the past week and the death count for H1N1 is a cause of concern. I mean we can't possibly wait till it reaches 3 digit figures.

There was a question should the headmasters be given the authority to close their school if they see it necessary. I think they should. Because to wait for approval from the district education office could take a long time.

I hope it wont be too late~

12 August, 2009

Seditious blogs are in for it again.

This is not surprising. What else is there to expect from such a government that we have? Somehow bloggers get the bad rep. It is a good bet that those seditious blogs are not owned by professional bloggers, but by those who knows a tiny bit of what a blog is and are fairly computer literate then do create a blog is not hard at all.

I could bet my left nut that these are hit and run bloggers. Well, like they only blog for the sake of just causing trouble. Instigators would be more accurate to describe these buggers that gives us bloggers a bad name.

So let them be investigated. But all they can do is catch them and throw them away in a detention camp. But their ideas and words are still out there in the world wide web. So the authorities can close them blogs down but I assure you more will pop up. It's like an infectious virus.

Are you in fear that your blog contains seditious articles? Perhaps one or two is not a problem. The thing is the authorities already know which blogs to target. So if you have yet to receive the call then it is most likely you wont be charged~ for now. So just clean up your blog or restrict access to the page.

07 August, 2009

Raise wages to retain locals?

Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam statement could make him a favourite amongst the low to medium income rakyat, but not to those running a company. I have to agree to some extent that Malaysian firms are neglecting their social responsibility but there are mistakes also by their employees. The culture here is very much different than lets say Singapore.

Raising wages is so easy to say than implement. First there are a lot of key areas to consider. One are the bosses happy how deep their pockets are? Two, are the bosses boss happy with his deep pockets? Three, Are the investors happy with their deep pockets. You see where I am getting at here? Suffice to say those bosses are actually never happy and can never be satisfied no matter how deep their pockets are. Then don't get me started on those who are power crazy.

Alright, perhaps there are companies out there that practices good KPI methods but again where are the priorities set in the policies? Heck I bet you that most companies do not have properly written policies and it changes according to the moods of those on top. Yet companies especially private limited ones are not governed by any specific laws. The employment act is still not complete and enforcement is very relaxed.

There was a move to have a minimum wage policy, but I guess that idea did not materialize since there was no word on it. If it is important for the country to retain local workers then we know the priority is to have that minimum wage policy. I guess that our human resources are not that important to retain.

05 August, 2009

Parents to face music for children's participation.

The recent ISA rally proved again to be something in vain. On top of that again there are those under aged who took part or facilitated in the illegal gathering. Now it has been suggested that the 44 juveniles that were detained, their parent are the ones that should face the music. If that happens then what happens to the kids?

I doubt that most of them are below comprehendable age, meaning they are too young to know what they are doing. I bet you that they do know what it is for and perhaps some of them their parents have no idea what they were up to. It is not like the kids walk up to their parent and hand in a permission letter to participate in an illegal rally right?

Unless of course that the parent knew about it and even encouraged their kids to partake in such things. Well, if that is the case the parents should be charged in court. I think sometime back when the BERSIH rally took place in KL there were juveniles involved and when the FRU started blasting their water cannons these kids were somewhat caught in the middle.

Now to these parents who know what their kids were up to and still allowed them to go, they should be in jail. Yes, why not? Responsibility towards minors are still rests on their parent's shoulders. But what about those who do not have a clue? Could there be truth that they did not know? Were these children doing things behind their back? This is what that needs to be investigated further. We dont want someone to be in jail for the wrong reasons now would we?

04 August, 2009

The Prius is in town. How green can Malaysia be?

It's that time again when reason for purchase will be for novelty rather than common sense. Well not entirely.... it will help the environment somewhat. We welcome the remarkable Toyota Prius. But Honda beat it to the punch first with thier own Hybrid earlier this year. But with these two cars available are we that environmentally conscious enough?

Honestly I am not. One I drive a petrol powered vehicle. So does my wife. Not guzzlers but still burns harmful carbons and CO2. I don't separate my garbage either. But what I do is to turn off every single power outlets in my house that are not used. Honestly I don't see why the fuss is about burning less fuel. Unless of course the prices shoot up again.

It is kind of hard I suppose for a developing country such as ours to well limit the burning of carbon and the use of other natural resources. Plus it is not like the government has been doing really well in their campaigns. So how significant is it that Malaysians would buy a hybrid? Not much unless it is as a spur of the moment thing.... but those really are genuine, the Prius might be just the fix for sleepless nights.

There is one certain way for this country to go greener. Turn off the lights~ yes those decoration of lights in the city. Turn them off~ But then the tourist would not be able to see a thing. Or tell a tree between another tree. Hmmm... but the thing that irks me somewhat is the price tag on the Prius. RM175,000 to use less Petrol? Huh? I wonder what is the ROI on that thing. Thank you Government for the stupid tax structure.

03 August, 2009

I don't want to invest in Malaysia because of street protest!!!

Uncle Sam is really ridiculous. Although no longer in office but still he comes up with the most ridiculous things to say. Now he claims that investors will shy away from Malaysia because of the street demos. Huh?? Really?

Comparitively we have only a handful of street demos as compared to countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and some European nations. Yet they seem to attract investors like ants to sugar. I do agree that all this while a proper venue and outlet is lacking for protests. So the government should just allocate a spot.

We don't have riots and destroy public property unless being provoked by some henchmen of some politician hiding behind a tinted glass. Now Najib suggests to hold gathering in stadiums. In a way that is good because then our stadiums would not be underutilized but someone has to pay.

So right then ~ Sam is asking why the protest now? In case he has been living under those hair implants the issue about ISA has been argued long before Anwar was implicated by the you know who. So it was a right thing that Najib did not include this bad hair day guy in his list of ministers. Seems to be Sam is starting to loose his marbles a bit if not entirely.

For investors to come in all that is need to be done is not to entirely protect local businesses. Waive the policies that hinders fair competition and growth then we shall see local businesses pick up pace or die off since they are too weak. But of course then the politicians will die too~ since they are such a wuss and need protection all the time. Sounds like bad condoms to me.