13 May, 2010

Isn't the Raja Permaisuri Agong the first lady of the state.

I received this in my Email....

You should see this.....................

The advert below, inserted in The New York Times, costs about RM10 million, artwork and all, and was paid for by the Chief Minister of Sarawak’s business outfit.

Malaysians may be quite surprised to know that the First Lady is no longer the Raja Permaisuri Agong, as in the Federal Constitution of Malaysia, but Rosmah Mansor, as in the Prime Minister’s wife.

Article 32 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia says:

1. (1) There shall be a Supreme Head of the Federation, to be called the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who shall take precedence over all persons in the Federation and shall not be liable to any proceedings whatsoever in any court.

2. (2) The Consort of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (to be called the Raja Permaisuri Agong) shall take precedence next after the Yang di-Pertuan Agong over all other persons in the Federation.

In short, Article 32.2(2) of the Constitution means that the Raja Permaisuri Agong is the First Lady of Malaysia. And it costs just RM10 million to amend the Federal Constitution of Malaysia to make the wife of the Prime Minister the new First Lady.

Now this is a shocker.... PR disaster or it is on purpose?
BTW~ I do not know if the part where who paid for this advertorial is true or not and the fact is I don't care.

On vote buying spree again. RM18 Million.

It is either political culture or is it tradition that allocation of millions of Ringgit goes out to constituency of by elections. From Hulu Selangor RM3 million to a chinese school and now a sum off RM18 million to several schools in Sibu this move by Najib is very peculiar and the motives are questionable. Why is it that large sums of money is available and is dispersed easily during by elections and not trough proper channels of the Ministry of Finance to the relevant Ministries?

Upgrade of education facilities is the responsibility of the government and it is not a gift come by elections unless the funds are of course from other sources. Where does all this money come from is not clearly stated and the manner in which it is given out can be blatant vote buying.

Yet no one says anything about it or perhaps all the reports against it is blanked out by the pro-BN media. Anyway... it is good for the schools. Now they can properly plan for better facilities and activities for the kids. But that does not mean their parents will vote for BN.

12 May, 2010

Easier to charge a policeman than saying sorry.

It seems to be hard to get an apology these days. Is there really red tape surrounding the issue to give out a press statement and apologizing publicly? The Home Ministry and the Police in my opinion has really bad PR. The proof is there that a civil servant shot a boy with no criminal record whatsoever and even if the boy was at wrong is it so hard to just say sorry?

Somehow I am pretty surprised that there is no indication that the family of Aminulrasyid wants to sue yet. Which if their patience wears thin and statement of apology over the matter is not given I do think sooner or later they might just want to sue PDRM and even the Home Ministry. So just to avoid such PR disaster and make matters worse just say bloody sorry. Unless of course egos are on the line then I can only say PDRM and the Home Ministry are pricks.

09 May, 2010

Legalization of Sports Betting in Malaysia.

I would like to pose a question to all the ministers in cabinet, is Malaysia an Islamic State? From the recent but brief reign of Tun Pak Lah I somewhat remember that everyone in the ruling party camp vehemently promotes that Islam is the official Religion and Malaysia is an Islamic State. Even boldly stated to be one and whole along side other Islamic States in the world. Unless I missed a part stated somewhere that all PR done by a previous Prime Minister is null and void and the current government and PM does not carry the same virtue (even when all this time they are from the same camp). Clearly not very 1 Malaysia right?

Gambling in this country is a sticky issue. Not many companies are given privilege to run such activities legally. But since the World Cup is around the corner someone thought it might just be a bloody good idea to make Sports Betting legal. It does not take a preacher to tell you that it's a downhill road from there onwards. So I am not going to preach, not that much at least.

Gambling among other things is the start to many moral and social degradation. Do we need to see more "investors" wasting their hard earned money that a healthy economy provides into a pool of spinning luck? Fine, there are odds that can be calculated but what does that tell you? There will always be 2 sides of the coin. Generally when there are those winning there will be even more loosing. What happens then? The balance of economy shifts and creates a divide.... Happy and Miserable.

For a government, it is their responsibility to ensure happiness. Now for happiness to take shape there needs to be equal demand and supply. Of course that is Utopia if perfection is sought but the closer the balance in general everyone is happy. Now if Sports Betting is legalized that balance of happiness shifts to a minority. Because only a minority see the fruit of their odds calculation and the rest who miscalculated their odds wins depression. Already as it is we see many broken families, some send their relatives to the loony bin, while others borrow, beg or steal to make up their losses.

The word "consideration" to legalize Sports Betting should not even be thought off by a government which stamp and brand Malaysia as an Islamic State. I mean seriously what are you people in the cabinet drinking? The millions in estimated revenue from legalizing Sports Betting is surely to be used for damage control more than anything else. Imagine the destruction in public property over some sore loosing gamblers, the rising crime rate because of more people will beg, borrow or steal to fund their addiction to calculation of odds and the moral degradation of children having to return to families that are no longer there.

So when all hell breaks loose what would be next? Too much sad people? Lets legalize prostitution and drugs. Too many babies thrown away? Legalize international child adoption. The streets aren't safe to walk anymore? Legalize firearms to the public? Hey~ now we wont be too far off America!!! 1Malaysia, Yakin Boleh (Hmmm...sounds like Obama's "Yes we can")!