23 December, 2009

Tun M in nothing to loose mode.

It does occur to me that if someone who has nothing to loose, that person could take on a cocky demeanor. Not entirely am I implying that our Ex-PM is so but think of it as a post retirement enthusiasm on his part.

But look, he is merely being "fair" by also wanting Tun Pak Lah to be dragged in on dubious and shoddy "spending". It goes to show that as much as Tun M would like to admit he would bring down along whoever he thinks he could along with him if he were to crash and burn with a bang.

Very 1Malaysia don't you think?

Read the report
here.

21 December, 2009

Skin the MPs who do not attend.

Yes, my thoughts about this matter is fairly simple. These are the people who the Rakyat has chosen to represent them. For many times MPs has taken attendance in parliament very lightly and most recently the opposition nearly got the better of them. It is simple if you are not present to cast your vote for a bill then it is an even bigger sin than not voting during the General Elections.

Imagine that a country driven by the house of parliament needs to be constantly vigilant and aware that votes carry a bigger responsibility and not just a show of hands. Civil servants where saved by a whisker of votes (3 to be exact) to pass the budget that included their pay for the entire fiscal year of 2010.

What would happen if that was not passed? Expect people resigning from the civil service in a blink and the country will then fall to turmoil. These MPs have to realize that their main responsibility is not to attend dinners and functions even if the free food is that good. Who would call them to such food fest and celebration if they did not carry out their duties anyway?

BN is obviously in deep trouble and the opposition nearly capitalized. Which in all due respect is to never underestimate the opposition. Let alone one led by Anwar who certainly knows the technicalities of parliament like the back of his bottom.

RPK in hiding.

The many times he has been called to court and he did not turn up. What do you think happened? Obviously if one has done something wrong it would make sense to go into hiding. But a man such as RPK who many times caused controversy surrounding the Malaysian political scene has always stated his sources are true should not be hiding away. It contradicts to what he has been doing all the while.

Has RPK called it chicken? Or he has been harassed or blackmailed by someone not to reveal anymore dirty secrets? Perhaps he was playing a game that he knew would need some swift exit out of the country. Whatever it is running will not solve anything.

For all the facts that RPK has dispersed to the public he should at least be responsible to own up to whatever misinformation he has shuffled trough his nifty fingers. What is for certain is that RPK has been out of sight for a very long time now.

07 December, 2009

The Malaysian way of business politics.

No longer am i intrigued by the general way of doing business with the government. The deep dark way has seeped into every facet of getting things done period. The way the government awards projects to their dubious contractors are not only a waste of public funds but also a bloody pain to carry out and complete. I do not know how is it in other countries but this main contractor, sub contractors and sub sub contractors has got to bloody stop.

Politicians may be smart to talk with all kinds of frostings and bullshit. But the even smarter ones are businessmen who are forced to conduct their dealings with these politicians simply because it takes too long or nearly hopeless to go trough the normal process. On top of that the "Jaga Anak Ikan" mentality is actually incurring higher costs.

Just pick any projects awarded by the government and I can bet you 100% that none are bribe free. Sure-sure now the SPRM is very active and to the extent of zealous in catching all this bribes but again SPRM is not entirely impartial and the definition of bribery has taken many forms.

Another aspect is that these main contractors I believe buys so much lunch and dinner for their political contacts that it could feed a whole impoverish village for years. Now can you understand where I am getting at? Concentrating so much on getting a project but not really bothered on the quality, time and resources that is spent in actually completing it. That is why we see the government spending like idiots simply because they are idiots. A RM11,000 laptop for the farts sitting in parliament.... what is that for? They need to do dot net programming and auto CADs is it?

In all my honesty I implore those private firms thinking it is a worthwhile effort to buy these idiotic politicians food for favours. Stop it, because they are very well fed enough to be sleeping in various talks, seminars and meetings to drool over overly expansive IT hardware dreaming of becoming rich and powerful one day.

02 December, 2009

Cigarettes to be sold only in packs of 20s and above. The reason stated is Stupid.

I question sometimes how someone can make a public statement and try to make themselves sound intelligent and miserably fail time and time again. The subject matter here is in selling cigarettes in no less than packs of 20s. The stupid reason is so that it would be harder for minors to buy them.

Duh!

In case they forget... many shops do sell cigarettes in loose sticks. So please tell me would the strategy work entirely? Or there is by divine intervention that buy selling in larger packs these kids will give up? No, they can start sharing to buy a box right?

The form of packaging would not give an impact that is sought after. It is the sellers that needs to be monitored and legal action taken if they sell to minors. This could be the case of following just because other countries are doing it as well. Follow the herd~ yes follow the herd!!!!

Report here (In BM).