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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Quotes from sages and morons

Adam: Come share some of your favorite lines.....................................


"No one race could have brought Malaysia to what it is today"... "I want Muslims to respect the religions practised by other Malaysians"..."No politicians or group should attempt to gain popularity by stirring up such issues, as Malaysia is a multi-racial country. This country belongs to all Malaysians"... His Royal Highness Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, Sultan of Selangor.

"The astronaut will play batu seremban or 'five stones' and spin traditional Malay tops in space"... Agriculture Ministry parliamentary secretary Rohani Abdul Karim told parliament on the matter of Malaysia's first astronaut.
(from Russ)

"There are ways to get around the rules and regulations. If you want, if you love your country, you would take the risk"... Tun Mahathir Mohd. speaking at a special meeting with bloggers. I don't know why but I want to laugh when I read this quote. Hahahahaha...

"Umno has become completely paralysed. It cannot do anything (to correct itself). The only hope left is with the bloggers"...Tun Mahathir Mohd. speaking at a special meeting with bloggers.

"We are not in the business of cheating people"... Abdullah Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia
(from wong sp)


"Unless the governors live well within the law, there can be no hope that the governed will do so"...Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people"...V For Vendetta

"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore"...Howard Beale in Network

"We will find out how the company's drivers were selected and trained, and how the buses were maintained"...Transport Minister, Chan Kong Choy after 20 people were killed in a bus accident involving a driver with 13 traffic summonses and 2 warrants of arrest against him and a 20-year old bus which had 19 traffic summonses and was not licenced to travel the route. DUH! Bit late isn't it?

"We had difficulties purchasing the car from the dealer in Ohio, as the car was used in the Superman series in the 1950's and is much sought after" ... Culture, Arts and Heritage minister, Rais Yatim after spending RM171,000 of taxpayers money to buy a prop for a reenactment of scene for the 50th Merdeka carnival sideshow.

"They will not be able to influence the vote because people don't take them seriously" ...Minister of Information, Zainuddin Maidin's opinion of Malaysian bloggers.

I am sure that all of you have your favorite lines to share. Whether, wise, funny philosophical or downright stupid. Email them to me and I will post them up here or you can leave them in the comments box and I will copy them here. Anonymous contributions cannot be used. Sorry.

Have some fun la.


yauwenchin said...

On Persecution of Jeff Ooi
"You may silence a person's voice, but you can never silence his heart," says me.

Confucius once said, if the government corrupts, the majority of the population will suffer. They forgotten, if their nation prosper, they will prosper, no need to look east or west just look at Singapore.

Russ said...

Hahaha, I love this list of lines.. some are very inspiring and some are utter bullshit!

I'll try to contribute some, its gonna be hard as I normally choose not to remember them!

Russ said...

Pat, regarding the recent bus issue, youre absolutely right in commenting that the fellow's statement is a little late! Prevention is better than cure.. and the bloddy politicians always have bullshit to feed us after an issue comes up!

To me they are all as guilty as the driver and the bus company.

Okok, here's my contribution to the quotes..

Agriculture Ministry parliamentary secretary Rohani Abdul Karim told parliament on the matter of Malaysia's first astronaut:
"The astronaut will play batu seremban or 'five stones' and spin traditional Malay tops in space". Rohani, who was replying on behalf of the Science, Technology and Innovations Ministry, said the astronaut would also do batik painting and making teh tarik.


Vic Nathan said...

It's a sad time when your biggest security threat is your own nation's security act.

Anonymous said...

Patrick ah...I don't know about the missing museum automobile piece lah...but wasn't the car used by Tunku in Alor Setar? If I'm not mistaken ahh..the car is or was right there for everyone to see near the old Setar Hotel...not sure of hotel's name. But then again, isn't another merdeka car being exhibited at the Merdeka Museum in Melaka? If those are not the cars used for Merdeka, than what the f..are they doing there? And so what the big F do you to reenact the scene for? Does this mean you need to buy Tunku's original underwear too for the parade? The original flag? Heck...its not even the original - its a replica car!! So why spend so much money? Why don't ask one of those chinese fenureal houses to make a paper replica and then we can burn it? Chehh....i thought Rais was the only intelligent wanker in the I dont think so lah.

wong sp said...

"We are not in the business of cheating people." - Abdullah Badawi

"I am not a crook." - Richard Nixon

Anonymous said...

Dear Malaysians,

50 years down the road, we could have become a beacon of civilisation in Southeast Asia, a nation of 27 million strong leading an ASEAN of over 500 million souls to economic prosperity that rivals the West, to racial harmony that puts America to shame, to mutual respect for all religions that the middle-east so lacks and above all, to nationhood where all are equal in every aspect which most developed countries fought civil wars often intermittently between centuries in order to achieve a national identity.

Come 31st of August 2007, all Malaysians will celebrate the semicentennial of our country's indepedence from the largest empire the world has ever seen. Yet, most of us Malaysians will ponder, and may continue to do so for another 50 years, if the Malaysia we forged was the "Happy Malaysia" the founding fathers led by the Tunku had in mind.

Yet not all hope is lost. Its not too late to change our fate so that our growing middle class can enjoy a GDP per capita far greater than Botswana or Libya, which we have just overtaken in this measure. We can still steer clear of racial segregation and religious intolerence if we abandon racial profilling in government policies and instead opt for equivalents that are based on economic status. The fact that smart Malaysians are speaking their minds through blogs or otherwise indicates that there is still plenty to fight for in this country of diversity.

One the eve of our celebration, I dedicate the following paraphrased quote to Malaysia which was originally meant for Winston Churchill. "When you first meet her, you see all her faults. It takes a lifetime to appreciate her virtues." If a lifetime is what it takes than so be it!

Best wishes,
Your fellow Malaysian

1. "The Man Who" by Time Magazine 12 Apr 1963.,9171,828097-1,00.html

2. "List of countries by future GDP per capita estimates (Power Purchasing Parity)" retrieved from Wikipedia on 15 Aug 2007

Antares said...


Two alligators were relaxing in the swamp talking. The smaller one turned to the bigger one and said,
"I can't understand how you can be so much bigger than me. We're the same age, and we were the same size as kids. I just don't get it."

"Well," said the big alligator, "What have you been eating, boy?"

"Politicians," replied the small alligator.

"Hmm. Well, where do you catch them?"

"Down the other side of the swamp near the one of the Putrajaya parking lots."

"Hmmm. How do you catch them?"

"Well, I sneak into one of those big black cars Lexus wait for some fat cat to open the car door. Then I jump out, grab them by the leg,
shake the shit out of them, and eat them!"

"Ah!" says the big alligator, "I think I see your problem. You're not getting any real nourishment. See, by the time you finish shaking the shit out of a politician,
there's nothing left but an asshole and a briefcase!"

Anonymous said...

Here's a few quotes I borrowed, but very apt.

With reference to the state of our nation, aka Bolehland:
"I feel a disturbance in the Force"


"I have a baaad feeling about this"

With reference to the imminent re-election of all our current 'leaders' in the next election: