Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
The Teoh family wishes all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
During this holiday season I would like to share with you something that I witnessed in a small street somewhere in Singapore. Take a look at the photograph that I took of the incredible sight...
Will this ever happen in Malaysia or any other part of the world? I don't know. I hope so. I wish so.
A van belonging to an Islamic welfare home. Donated by a Jewish trust fund. It happened in Singapore. It so perfectly illustrated the spirit of the season...
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Then some people were very happy when DPM, Najib announced that he was 'mulling' over the introduction of hillside laws similiar to those in Hong Kong. Good!!! Right? I mean Hong Kong has loads of hillside developments and their safety record is almost impeccable. Right? Wrong. Why?
Because in Hong Kong..."it was not the government but the home owners in Kowloon, a hilly area in Hong Kong who have to 'spend millions' of their own funds to monitor, maintain and manage the slopes, roads and drains on their private properties."
So all they're mulling over there in the DPM's office is how to pass the buck and the bill to you and me. But I hope somebody remembers that in Hong Kong it is the government who initially makes sure that developers build according to the proper safety standards set before selling the properties to people who want homes "with a good view" as our PM says. Sure, after purchasing it with full knowledge of the law then we will gladly take responsibility. Can we achieve this in Malaysia? I doubt it. And what is the government mulling over to do about all of us schmucks who bought our hillside properties before all this? Too bad la, what to do? Issit?
And then as if to kick us in the balls while we are still reeling from our losses the Deputy Prime Minister warns, 'The government hopes that people will not have short-term memories. Many just want to get profits and put aside safety and environmental concerns."
Well if the DPM doesn't have the shortest fucking memory!!! Did he forget that the government did jack-shit after 48 people died in Highland Towers? This fucker even had the cheek to tell us, "We will have to discuss it as we do not want this to not happen again as there is cynicism that statements by leaders will not be heeded by local authorities."
Do not want this to not happen again??? Statements by leaders not heeded by local authorities??? What the fuck does that mean? That you can't control and manage your own circus?
And one last kick in the balls...'A mechanism must be put in place to prevent high-risk projects,' he concluded. Ya! Close the stable doors AFTER the horses have bolted. I hope he remembers to close the submarine hatches before they dive.
And now for something completely different....
Prime Minister, Badawi has recently been thumping his chest and mouthing off about 'reforms'. And he tabled Bills in Parliament yesterday in the process. Two of those Bills were to set up new bodies to oversee judicial appointments and fight corruption. Great! Right?
Okay, The Anti-Corruption Commission will replace the Anti-Corruption Agency, which has been criticised as being toothless. But the Anti-Corruption Commission will still need the Attorney-General's consent required for prosecutions. And who does the Attorney-General report to? The Prime Minister, of course! Eh? Aiyoh! Same thing isnit? You think that is comical? Listen to this...
The Bill on the Judicial Appointments Commission proposes setting up a nine-man panel to make recommendations for appointments of judges to the High Court and above.Under the current system, the sole prerogative lies with the PM on the recommendation of the Chief Justice. But here is the joke...the commission, which will include four “eminent persons”, will recommend names but the PM has the final say. So no diff lor. Wait...there is more stupidity coming. The Prime Minister also said that it would not pose a problem as the PM would not carelessly disregard the commission's recommendations.
Okay, now we can add NAIVE to the list of adjectives to describe this poor man.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
There's another FUCK-WIT coming your way that's why!!!
MINISTER RULES OUT HUMAN NEGLIGENCE
This great declaration was made by Ong Ka Chuan, the minister of Housing and Local Government.
"There is no clear evidence to show that the landslide in Bukit Antarabangsa was a result of human negligence", he pontificated after a visit to the landslide area where 4 people were killed and 1 still missing.
This fuck-wit said, ".... that natural causes were a probable factor."
Now how the fuck would he know you ask? Well, he "knows" because "If it was human negligence, the landslide would have occurred a year or two after the houses were built but the houses here were built since 15 years ago."
Wah!!! So clever! Now don't you feel like slapping the fucker? Okay, okay....the YB did also mention that "they have to study the matter,
"In a crisis, it's to 'calm nerves, boost confidence and rally communities"
The above quote is from Lee Boon Yang, Singapore's Minister of Information, Communication and the Arts (Mica). He was actually criticising the Singaporean media for a lack of responsibility when reporting events. Okay, so that doesn't matter in what I am going to write although I'll daresay that our mainstream media suffer from that failing too. Sometimes.
The headline says something which I think is advice that our government, local and federal should heed. In times of crisis it is their duty to calm nerves, boost confidence and rally communities. Something which I feel they didn't do in the recent Bukit Antarabangsa landslide tragedy. Or any other crisis in recent memory.
Calm nerves? What we got was the Prime Minister 'scolding' us for wanting to buy homes with a view.
Boost confidence? The Deputy Prime Minister merely offered to ask and hope that local councils and developers will not lobby and pressure the government for more hillside developement permits.
Rally communities? There were many stories of heroism and selfless sacrifice at Bukit Antarabangsa over the last few days. Unfortunately, none or little of this came from the authorities. Don't you just love the way the police fler, Khalid replied to allegations of looting? "Got meh? If got then make police report la. No report means just rumours what." So I paraphrase badly la. But you get the message.
And in the Malaysian newspapers today there was more salt added to wounds when it was reported...
The Government should not be held solely responsible for the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide disaster on Saturday. “It is unfair to say the Government did not act. We cannot put the blame on just one authority. After all, you need two to tango, but this time there are three – the Government, developers and buyers,” he said.
Rallying communities? Hardly.
p/s Eh? Sorry ah. This was supposed to be a short post. I go for dinner now. Thank you.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah stressed that besides the fatwa (edicts) issued by the National Fatwa Council, the initial process of considering, deciding on and issuing any fatwa must also be referred to the Conference of Malay Rulers for consent.
“What is happening now is that there is another forum known as the Muzakarah Jawatankuasa Fatwa (Fatwa Consultative Committee), which had directly made an announcement on a fatwa without first referring it to the Conference of Rulers. This situation, if not corrected, can cause confusion among Muslims", he said. Full report from The Malaysian Insider.
Thank you, Your Highness. You make me proud to be a Perakean.
Now, if only our Deputy Prime Minister, Najib will come forward and tell us what the FUCK the National Disaster Management and Relief Committee, of which he is the chairman, actually does in the event of a tragedy like the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide. Instead of talking cock like he did at the press conference a few days ago.
Errr.... wait, I actually do know the answer to that silly question already la. Read that again...NATIONAL, right? Meaning big time la. Bukit Antarabangsa? How many people mati (died)? 4 ah? Come back when you have a body count of 40 la. Then maybe we give you some management and relief lor. Like dat osso don't understand issit? Bodoh!
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Well, fuck you too!!!
I woke up at 7 am this morning although I could have slept in. I woke up because I was worried. Worried about my family's safety. Worried about our home in Bukit Antarabangsa. Sad about the families who lost loved ones to the landslide. Wanting to get more news of the disaster I turned to Channel News Asia which has proven to be more efficient and on the ball than RTM, TV3 or any of the Malaysian terrestrial stations when it comes to reporting news about Malaysia!!! Yes, I turned on the TV and saw the news. And then I got very angry. CNA was showing clips of the press conferences held by Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi and Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak. Now as a Malaysian I should be used to politicians talking cock each time there is a disaster and lives lost. But this time what I saw and heard was just too much to bear. If I had been at the press conferences I would have spat in the faces of these two insensitive, idiotic, infuriating morons. Malaysians have lost loved ones, are traumatised and have an uncertain future facing them and all these 2 fuckers can come up with is a load of political-speak. Of course, the studies will be launched. Task forces will be set up. Reviews will be done. As they have been done before. And a lot of fucking good these have done. Nobody even remembers them. And listening to the 2 of them I could already hear the insincerity of the statements made. Later,when I read the online newspaper reports, all the signs were there that all the PM, DPM and other YB's were saying was just 'media noise'. Nothing serious. Just talking cock only la. You judge for yourself...
Abdullah said early intervention was necessary. If slopes showed any possibility of weaknesses, remedial work must be carried out fast.
Slopes all over the place in designated unstable areas. So can anybody tell us what remedial works have been carried out? I know that Bukit Antarabangsa where I live and where the Saturday deadly landslide occurred has had several other landslides over the past few years. But I have never seen any remedial works done to the slopes or hillsides. On the contrary more developments were approved in the area. Oh sorry, correction. There were some 'remedial' works. Some guys came and laid some blue canvas over the slopes that slid. Why do Malaysians think that blue canvas is so powerful against landslides?
You think that our Prime Minister is going to have a bit of sympathy for people whose lives are shattered by this latest tragedy? Read this...
But Malaysians never want to learn from past experiences. They want good views while developers only seek to profit; but no one takes safety and soil stability into consideration.
What does he mean by WE never learn? Of course we want good views. Wouldn't he? The only thing that we never seem to learn is not to trust our government to have rules and regulations on development that will protect us. The only thing you can blame us for is for being naive enough to believe that our politicians and authorities responsible have the will to do their jobs properly.
“We will be courting more tragedies if we do not (show) care and protect hillsides. Developers will stand to lose more,” he said.
Developers will stand to lose more??? Meaning that the only reason to build safe housing is PROFIT? What the fuck!
In one report in The Star...
Enough! No more hillside housing projects at Bukit Antarabangsa, orders Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi....and then...
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, meanwhile, calls on developers not to lobby or pressure the Government for any building permits for hillside development.
So the Prime Minister orders, "No more!" And then his deputy quickly adds that he is merely going to 'call on' developers not to lobby or pressure the government. There is something wrong there isn't there?
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak asked all state governments to review ongoing hillslope projects to avert landslides similar to Saturday’s incident at Bukit Antarabangsa in Hulu Klang, Selangor.
After all the loss of life and tragedy all our elected government can do is 'ask' state governments to review stuff??? Shouldn't laws be tabled and passed in Parliament to burn some asses and protect citizens' lives? Wait, wait, wait, this is really laughable....
"If they are in areas at risk of landslides, I hope the state government will discontinue the implementation of these projects"
He HOPES that the state government will discontinue implementation??? I don't know what to say. This is the Prime Minister-in-waiting here talking. Talking cock is what it is!!!
But the last word for stupidity in choice of words goes to Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government, Robert Law Hui Chew. When it was suggested that there might be "negligence" on the part of MPAJ in the matter of last Saturday's deadly slide he said,
"If MPAJ received the information and did not investigate and take appropriate action, that is not right."
NOT RIGHT??? If MPAJ did not investigate and take appropriate action they are fucking with you and with people's lives, man. And all you can say is that it is NOT RIGHT???
Well, fuck all of you too! RIGHT?
Friday, December 05, 2008
I received this comment from a reader...
"I do know that Anwar Ibrahim's kids
So, is it true that ministers and Yang Berhormat's send their children to private schools and subsequently overseas for their tertiary level studies? And they do so...
1. Because they can afford it?
2. Because they know Malaysian schools and universities are not good enough.
3. Because they are doing their patriotic duty by not depriving other "ordinary" Malaysians of places in universities and national schools?
Send your answers in a plain brown paper envelope to Yang Berhormat, Menteri Pelajaran Malaysia or any of his appointed ma-cai's here. Or to any Yang Berhormat's of your choice la. Remember though, if you wish to use strong language or make accusations directed at ministers and Yang Berhormat's please include your contact details, address, phone numbers (land line and cell phone) and all other relevant information so that the Polis flers will not have too much trouble finding you when they want to throw your ass in jail under ISA.
Okay, while we are on the subject why is it that these days people are so sensitive about language?
Bahasa Malaysia is our national language. It doesn't belong just to Malays. It belongs to all Malaysians. We are proud of it. We are fluent in it. We are using it.
Bahasa Malaysia is a compulsory subject in all Malaysian schools and a compulsory credit is required if a Malaysian is to obtain a pass in any examination. In other words, be good in Bahasa Malaysia or you're FUCKED! And so generations of Malaysians have and are fluent in BM. So what's the problem? All secure, right?
When I was in school we were taught in English. But of course BM was a compulsory subject that we needed to be good at in order to score at least a credit before we can pass exams. But we were also encouraged to learn other languages. Chinese, Tamil...Latin even. Although I couldn't fathom why somebody would want to learn Latin! But those of us who didn't choose to learn other languages were the poorer for it.
But nowadays heckles are raised and keris'es brandished whenever there are calls for Malaysians to be fluent in other languages AS WELL? Scared of what ah? Surely, if a Malaysian is fluent in other languages other than BM it is a good thing. No?
Teach Science and Math in English? CANNOT!
Have more English periods? CANNOT!
Speak more English? CANNOT!
Have signboards in English, Chinese, Swahili, Urdu, Mongolian, Arabic? CANNOT! Eh? Arabic can. Sorry ah. Toursists ma. You thought what?
Bahasa Malaysia is our national language. Waffor want to learn the language of the colonial bastards! No respect for our Malay language issit? Balik la oi!!!
Or maybe you minister flers and assorted Yang Berhormat's had better realise that it is One People, One Nation or it is the biggest shit-hole the world has ever known. Hey! That one can be Malaysian Book Of Records la!!!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Update Thursday December 4, 2008
# What is NRD's website?
NRD website is abbreviation to official web National Registration Department. NRD website make major world to information and national registration department service through Internet.
# Why this website been created?
Latterly, information and service majority National Registration Department has been prepared by online and NRD website been created to provide convenience to the public find information and service that are provided.
# Whom were allowed surf and use this website ?
Generally, this website could be achieved by all society. However, there were some information and service that need registration.
# What method for I contact National Registration Department?
You can contact us:-
Public Relations Office
Tel: 03-8880 8206 / 7071 / 7077 / 7067 / 7069
Fax: 03-8880 8288 atau
# How should I sent my feedback to Goverment Agencies?
You can fill form in the division "Public Complaint System " In NRD website. It would be channelled to the divisions relating.
Original blog post "Wat la. Our Engrand sooooo bad ah?" ----------
Alright, let's try and talk about this in a constructive way. No racist remarks, no disloyal comments, totally objective. Can? Alright.
Bahasa Malaysia is OUR national language. We are all proud of it. We are, or should and must be, proficient in it. It is our unifying bond as a nation.
Bahasa Malaysia is NOT an international language. We NEED to be fluent in an international language if we are to really become participating citizens of this Global Village.
English is an international language. Malaysians must be fluent in English to compete globally.
It is NOT true that Malaysians are fluent in English.
It is NOT true that learning English will corrode our sovereignty, our loyalty, our Malaysian-ness our unity as a nation, our loyalty as Malaysians.
It is NOT true that Malaysian children can become fluent in English if fed on a 45-minute per week diet of English lessons in schools.
Okay, I hope that I have established the parameters of this playing field. I would like to show you a page from the official website (English) of the National Registration Department or Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara Malaysia...
1. I'm 17 year old, when should I change my identity card replacement?
A person whose had got first-time identity card namely during old 12 year, are required change again his identity card when have reached the age 18 year. If this change made within life time 18 - 25 year, no any penalty imposed.
2. I already 25 year old and still not have my own identity card. What shoul I do?
To them not yet own identity card although already aged more 16 year are advised to come to any nearby NRD to apply identity card past record. Applicant and promoter must showed up together to be interviewed, bringing with together following documents:- Applicant Born Certificate / AnakAngkat's Certificate / W's Form Or Applicant Enter Permit / Confirmation Form National Standard(if concerning) Promoter Identity Card
3. I a foreign citizens and have gotten permit of entry from Jabatan Immigration Malaysia. Whether I qualified to apply identity card? What is conditions for I apply identity card.
You qualified to apply identity card with permanent resident status(Red). Applications requirements is bringing with permit of entry and passport and copy both of them and application fee as many as RM 40.00. Applications can be made in NRD Putrajaya Headquarters and NRD Branches only.
4. Is there any payment am being imposed in case happened damage for chip in my identity card.
Chip damage who is not due to purposely destroyed, misuse and others within one year from the date of submission card is give replacement by free, and if card period has been held by the applicant exceeding one year, payment as many as RM 10.00 imposed.
5. How many payment am being imposed if I loss identity card?
Lost identity card would be charged follow loss number. Please see payment schedule.
6. How long MyKad's application period can be completed?
MyKad can be completed within 24 hours as applicant whose opted to take MyKad in NRD Putrajaya headquarters. For applicant opted to take MyKad in any NRD branches office in Peninsula of Malaysia, then MyKad would be completed within 10 working day while 30 working day for applicant opted to take MyKad in any NRD branches office in Sabah, a Sarawak or Labuan. MyKad's charter completed this only involve applications from Warganegara Malaysia and prayer not problematical only.
7. Could I change address without change my identity card?
If I can how many rates imposed? Yes. With payment RM2.00 and new address information would be updated inside chip. If you want change identity card one time, the charge is RM10.00 .
8. Is it NRD receive payment other than cash ?
Yes, NRD comply accept payment electronically namely via credit card, card debit and MEPS. However, there were limit minimum sum accept to payment via credit card there is as many as RM 50.0
And this is the website of a major Government department you know. Still believe that we can teach Malaysian children English on 45 minutes a week?
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Maybe our DPM has too much free time on his hands. Maybe the minister of local housing is too blur for this job even. Maybe the DPM is fed up with all this airing of dirty laundry by p0litical parties, geriatric ex-ministers and bloggers that he decided to make a grand symbolic gesture. Who knows!
According to The Star story....
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a guideline should be in place so that developers would be made responsible for preparing a special area or the proper facilities in its properties for drying clothes.
As usual la. Shoot first. Then go and place the target.
If there is no guideline in place yet what is the point of the announcement? Or for that matter, if the DPM would come down from his Kenny Hills, Damansara Heights or UK Heights homes and visit a typical Malaysian "multi-level residence" (I wonder who gave him that imagnative description) he would know that drying clothes in the open “where the whole world can see” is a necessity given the approved designs of many of Malaysia's "multi-level" residences. If don't hang out the window then hang where Yang Berhormat??? Not all of us can afford to buy electric clothes dryers you know. And weren't you one of those smart-ass fuckers who told us to change our lifestyle and tighten our belts? So now you're telling us to spend more on equipment and electricity issit? What the fuck la? Make up your mind la dei!!! Or at least stop sounding stupid can ah? Prime Minister in waiting somemore.
But I will say one thing about this man who wants to be our Prime Minister. He is optimistic. Listen to this...
“For the time being, it is more on making the moral switch. If it does not work, then we have to consider amending existing laws,” he said, adding a circular would be issued by the ministry next year to inform local authorities of the decision.
He is expecting people to make a 'moral switch'??? That is optimism indeed. Malaysians can't even make a moral switch to keep their toilets clean. And they are going to do this? Yeah YB, you the man!!
Just to put a knot in the clothesline he ended by saying...
".....it would be the duty of local authorities and the Commissioner of Buildings to inform developers and managements of flats, apartments and condominiums to see to it that the guideline was followed."
Guideline??? What guideline???
Hiyah! Wait la rakyat. We'll come out with one. Eventually. Wait ah...I got a submarine sale to go to. Later brudders!!!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Foamy Mouth also announced that the government was not planning to have laws to restrict or control blogs and bloggers. Why? Now, this you have to read to believe. The wise minister said, "I feel the government is not proposing to do that as maybe the number of naughty persons who abuse the facility is not big... one or two per cent only of the total in the blogging world......." Naughty persons??? I know Shabery isn't the most articulate of persons but his choice of words really amazes me la. Y.B. I would like to propose that the government isn't proposing to do shit because they really don't know what to do that would work. Right?
And now for the best laugh you have to read this part of his statement on the steps taken by the government to face the global economic crisis. Ahmad Shabery said Malaysia had not seen large lay-offs as in Western countries like the United States where the number of people who sought aid and social benefits was at its highest in 16 years.
"We don't hear of that in our country as our economic system is better established and the government's preparation is far better than that of the Western countries," he said.
Now as a loyal Malaysian who trusts his government I should be really happy to hear that from a minister. Right? But no la. Why do I think instead that our government is actively encouraging us to bury our heads in the sand and hope that it will all go away eventually? I am still a loyal Malaysian. So I guess that just makes me a Malaysian who does not trust my government. Yup!
Don't worry! Semuanya OKAY!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Read this from a comment on Niamah!!! this morning. Someone please wake me up from this nightmare.
Pahang Enlists Pensioners As Bloggers
TEMERLOH, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- The Pahang government has appointed three pensioners as bloggers to thwart slanderous comments and allegations posted on the Internet.
State Information, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin said the bloggers, who would be paid allowances, would be provided with computers and the Internet access in their homes.
The pensioners can capitalise on their experience to explain the actual situation to the people besides providing feedbacks and opinions to the government, he told reporters after attending the Senior Citizens Day organised by the Pahang Chapter of the Malaysian Government Pensioners' Association here Saturday.
"More bloggers will be appointed. We value pensioners' thoughts in our efforts to improve the state's economy and prosperity and unity of the people," he said.
Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob told the state legislative assembly recently that he was slandered by a blogger....Bernama
And this plan came from someone with the title of "State Information, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman"!!!???
Well, maybe it is Pahang's innovative way of empowering senior citizens. Like what the PAP government is doing here in Singapore when they announced that community centres would be equipped with computers and broadband connections especially to educate senior citizens how to use the Internet. Innovative indeed! And to be fair to these pensioners I shall be looking forward to their first post thwarting this that and the other.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Then Det Fler swore in the name of Al…errr…sorry…God, that he didn’t know the dead woman. Never had sex with her. Never met her. Never even knew who she was la.
And now the Poor Fler says that Det Fler really didn’t know her and Det Fler and His Wife never met the deceased. Never. “The truth is truth and nothing can change the truth,” he said. And then ah…when reporters asked him, “Eh! How you know Det Fler had never met
Oh yes, of course you all must remember that the Poor Fler spent 22 months in jail and has now been acquitted by the court or the system as he calls it. So? So there is absolutely no political interference in the case at all. Ya perhaps so. If only this case was heard in pre-Mahathir Malaysian courts some of us might even believe the Poor Fler.
Now the question in the minds of Us Flers is this…
So, now the Poor Fler is acquitted. Det Fler has sworn that he is not involved at all. And Dis Fler is still waiting for the ‘right’ time to reveal his damning ‘evidence’, Us Flers are wondering, “Eh? Isn’t this a murder trial?” If it is then shouldn’t we be more concerned about finding the killer of the poor woman rather than focusing so much on Dis, Det and… wait a minute…there are still of course, Dose Flers who are still being tried for blowing up Altantuya’s body. But then ah…Dose Flers were acting under orders, right? Because they also don’t know the woman and never met her, right? If that is so then there must be the Other Fler/s who must have “mengarahkan” (given the orders), right? And then there must have been Dat Fler/s who shot her first.
Okay, let me try and recap this episode. So the Poor Fler met Altantuya and had an affair with her. Then when he tried to end it. She came to Malaysia to look for him. Then he called for help from Some Fler/s. Some Fler/s killed her and blew up her body with C4 explosives. Or gave Other Flers the order to do so. The Poor Fler got arrested and charged with abettment. Then Dis Fler said that Det Fler and His Wife plotted the whole thing and that Det Fler was the one having an affair with her. Then Dose Flers were also hauled in for allegedly being the ones who shot her and blew up her body. Now the Poor Fler is acquitted. Dose Flers are still being tried. Det Fler has sworn on the Holy Book. Dis Fler is still not revealing anything other than accusations.
I am not making light of a sad and tragic event in the lives of the Shaaribuu family of Mongolia but as a human being I just want to see justice done. The murderer brought to book and punished and the soul of Altantuya finally able to rest in peace. But nothing that I read in the newspapers or blogs or anything point to the fact that much is being done to find the murderer/s.
True ah? Or have I been missing lots?
Note: After reading about all the Flers, You Flers must be damned confused, right? Sorry la.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Here I am. In Singapore. Friday morning. 3-in-1 bad instant coffee to start the day. Long day of shooting ahead. In other words, nothing better to do la. So? I turned on the laptop and proceeded to read the Malaysian newspapers online. Wah! Don't care la what you all say hor. It's good to read MY papers la. A lot of rib-tickling stuff in there everyday one. After playing a short game of eenie-mienie-moe I picked the New Straits Times today. So here goes......
IGP: Don't interfere in ruling on tomboys
Doesn't that headline just grab you by the balls when you're sipping your morning kopi-O? From the Inspector-General of Police you know. I've only met the fler one time when he was Deputy Public Prosecutor or something. He is a scary guy. And I am told that he is a very intelligent fler. Which makes him even more scary. So when he says DON'T INTERFERE! Better listen lor. Or at least read on to see what he got to say la.
Police have warned non-governmental organisations not to object to the National Fatwa Council ruling against tomboy behaviour.
Well, as a member of the rakyat my question is this. Since when has it become the duty of the police to warn citizens about what they are thinking or objecting to? Is this what they mean by a police state ah?
Inspector-General of police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said the move by certain NGOs could affect the country's safety.
"Such protests can trigger dissatisfaction within the Muslim community and this could cause tension. "
I think people like Musa and the politicians cause enough tension and dissatisfaction for all of us Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Thank you very much.
I also read in the NST today that my old friend, Ronnie Liu was arrested for something that he allegedly did last year. Apparently, he tried to prevent police from carrying out their duties in sealing some hotel in Puchong! Anyway, in this latest Ronnie Liu-PDRM episode allegations have been made against the PDRM for being rather high-handed in the handling of what should have been a simple routine matter. Ok, you read, get a mental picture and decide if the PDRM were going a little overboard. Maybe.
Police yesterday denied allegations that Ronnie Liu was roughed up during his arrest at the lobby of the state secretariat on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Liu had asked why eight policemen had been sent to arrest him when he could have gone to the police station or court voluntarily if they had just called or written to him.
8 policemen were sent to arrest Ronnie Liu? Hahahaha...and they wonder why they don't have enough personnel to fight crime on city streets or direct traffic!!!??? Ok, for those of you who don't know Ronnie Liu, he isn't exactly The Terminator. And they arrested him in the lobby of the state secretariat??? Now just what were the PDRM flers trying to achieve here? And of course, the PDRM fler had to end things with a foot in his mouth...
Khalid said the law did not discriminate in its treatment of persons being detained and that the process was the same for everyone. "No one gets special treatment..."
Oh really??? No one gets special treatment issit? Where have you been living all these years? Zimbabwe?
In the latest example of Kerajaan-speak, Tourism minister, Azalina Othman Said, said (that's her name not my bad English)...
THE answer to Pempena Sdn Bhd's overseas restaurant business foray could lie in buying into existing successful restaurants that serve Malaysian food, instead of starting from scratch...
Typical isn't it? People are asking her to explain how her ministry's subsidiaries can lose multi-million Ringgits in bad investments overseas and she replies with something totally different.
Eh! Hello can tell us first how and why the millions were lost ah? Then we shall think about what we should do in future so as not to repeat the same stupid mistakes. One hole notchet cover want to dig another one for what?
By the way ah, the new term for misappropriating public funds is "not been showing the desired results". Good isnt' it? Very creative la. Anyway, I have always been suspicious about the minister's reasoning that people who go to a restaurant and say, "Hmmm...that was a delicious meal", will follow that up with, "Let's book our tickets for a holiday to May-lay-shuh!" But okay la. So, how did your ministry lose all those millions?
Wah! That took longer than I anticipated. Ok got to dump that bad coffee, shower and get to work.
p/s if they outlawed homosexuality and enforced the law and threw all gay people in jail...would there be some empty seats in parliament? Or fewer television shows maybe?
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
But wait ah....the Inspector-General (eh? He's back ah? I thought he sakit berat or something one) said the organiser did not apply for permit to hold the event. Oh so the police knew who the organiser was la. So why didn't they summon the fler and arrest him/her/them or whatever? The people who were there were just there on a peaceful Sunday walkabout isn't it? As far as I know there weren't any people there creating trouble or acts of violence. So what public order was the police trying to ensure? I mean if there was any "public order" being disturbed then tell us, who were not there, what happened la so that we don't always think that the Polis Diraja Malaysia are clueless morons, can ah? All I read in the news are things like..."Police ushered the crowd to Amcorp Mall before warning them to disperse". Huh? Warning me to disperse? Waffor? I am just there with my friends and family on a field which is a public area. Just because I happen to be holding a candle or two or singing my national anthem I am commiting a crime? Did anybody make inflamatory speeches? Were any seditious statements made to incite violence? Okay, so I was not there and I wouldn't know shit. But what I am saying is, "Hello! PDRM, Kerajaan Malaysia, give us a bit more detail la of your reasons for acting the way you did." So we can understand and don't have to hantam (hit) you all the time. Can ah?
And of course, an event like this would not be complete without something from that Syed fler. So here it is....TAAADAAAA!
"In that situation, the police had to act as it is their responsibility to enforce the law and ensure public order is maintained," he told reporters at the parliament lobby.Syed Hamid said he had yet to receive the full report on the incident..........
So if you haven't received the full report, Syed it means you also know shit, right? So why didn't you shut the fuck up instead of saying something stupid? Again. Okay, okay...maybe the reporter misquoted you la. Okay.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Our first astronaut/space tourist/angkasawan, Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar is embroiled in a controversy over claims that he received RM1.2 million in fees for making appearances and giving talks. Of course the usual No I didn't/ Yes you did/ No he didn't show was staged la. Anyway, I am not writing this to judge the angkasawan or anything like that. I am writing because I find the report on this case rather amusing. In The Sunday Star's online paper today...
“I am a millionaire? I wish I were,” he said in reaction to a report claiming that he had made a total of RM1.2mil by charging RM8,000 per hour.
Okay. Nothing wrong with that. So maybe he did, maybe he didn't.
The Angkasawan’s father, Datuk Sheikh Mustapha Syed Shukor, and brother Sheikh Taufik (who often accompanied him for talks around the country), also vouched for Dr Sheikh Muszaphar, saying he had never demanded fees and added that he was a victim of jealousy and backstabbing.
Okay. Nothing wrong there either. So maybe he did, maybe he didn't.
(His) father expressed disappointment with the way his son has been treated.
He said Dr Sheikh Muszaphar did not get much from the ministry, adding: “He was only given a car to use and paid a RM5,000-plus salary. He even has to pay for a driver and a bodyguard to see to his safety as he has to travel around a lot to give motivational talks.
What? He is paid a RM5,000-plus salary and out of this he has to employ and pay a driver and a body guard? And you say that he often brought his brother along. Wah! The two must be a really frugal pair man! Okay, it would be interesting to find out how much that -plus is worth. You know how Malaysians are when it comes to describing things like this. Hiyah cheap only la. 200-something only. When the price is 299! 200-something or 200-plus only. Either that or the driver and body guard servicing our national hero ain't of very high quality la. If that is the case...HOW CAN??? And some more he has to travel around a lot to give motivation to other Malaysians.
“When he is invited to give talks overseas, such as in the United States, he has to pay for lodging and flight tickets. So, if the organisers offer payment, he accepts them for these purposes,” Sheikh Mustapha said.
What the .... ! So you're actually telling me that our hero astronaut is not very smart issit? Go overseas to give talks and then have to pay air fare and accommodation out of his own pocket? Either he is not very smart or he was actually paid a lot for all his previous motivational talks to be able to afford this stupidity. So which is it? Oh wait...ah I see the organisers of these overseas talks do offer payment and he uses the money to pay his own way there. Sorry, I still think that is not very clever and I sure won't be asking my son to emulate him in a hurry, thank you very much.
He also said that Dr Sheikh Muszaphar was not given monetary rewards like other sportsmen who made the country proud.
So are you saying he should be?
“All he gets is his monthly salary"
Okay! Now we're getting somewhere. It's really all about money isn't it? I see...I see...I see...thank you. But I save the best for last..........
“He was also warned not to accept any datukship,” he said, adding that Dr Sheikh Muszaphar, however, accepted his datukship from the Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan, his home state.
“He did not want to accept but I told him that the Yam Tuan Besar will murka (be angry).”
I mean....what the!...how the....oh I don't know la. Maybe the reporter who wrote that story lost something in the translation or maybe the angkasawan's father should be given lessons on how to be more precise about what he wants to public to know. I don't really don't know la. But it brought a smile to my face reading this crap on a Sunday morning.
Friday, November 07, 2008
He said that the police beat base was closed as the owner of the building wanted it back.
But there is something not right about this photo. I think it is a work of fiction. Not computer-generated-images but somehow.......fictional. Have you ever seen the Chow Kit Market area so clean, with so many people walking around wearing suits and ties and with so many policemen in uniform?
But to be fair, Syed isn't stupid. He took off his jacket.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
ACTOR Norman Hakim is willing to take starlet Memey Suhaiza as his second wife if that’s God’s will, Utusan Malaysia reported.
Norman, 32, however, did not confirm whether he was in a serious relationship with the 20-year-old actress.
“My love for my wife (Abby Abadi) is still very strong. Every day, I pray to Allah that only death will separate us. I do not want to split up with her through a divorce,” said the Gerak Khas TV series star.
However, Norman said he could not rule out the possibility that he and Memey may be fated to be together in future.
This is the first time in my memory where a man has actually blamed God for his adulterous affair with a woman while at the same time swearing in God's name that his love for his wife is very strong! I know polygamy is allowed in Islam but I am also very sure that Islam does not condone adultery. This man obviously wants to prove me wrong.
Now, before any of you rush off to accuse me of insulting Islam and/or commenting on something that I am not qualified to comment etc. please know that I mean no disrespect to Islam or Muslims. I just find one man's attempts at defending his selfish actions quite hilarious.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Well since our meeting Mr. Suret has become a Datuk. He has initiated many efforts to try and improve Malaysia's road safety record. Strangely, I don't remember many of those. Presumably they mustn't have made much of a difference. And these days Datuk Suret is in the news again. This time it is the issue of rear seat belts. It seems that from January 1, 2009 rear passengers must belt up or face fines. Good or not? Hmmmm....I don't know la. Think about it.
In a country where........
Toddlers are allowed to ride standing up in the front seat of cars without any form of safety restraint. Child safety seats are not required by law. Motorcycles are allowed to carry up to 4 passengers, most of the time children. Car owners are allowed to use the left lane of major highways and busy central city streets as parking lots. Lane discipline is totally unknown. Road signs are almost always conveniently hidden behind trees. Direction indication by drivers is considered to be indicative of the said drivers being wimps. Motorists and motor-cylists ignore basic traffic laws like traffic lights with impunity. Traffic police patrol cars casually drive by un-attended vehicles parked on pedestrain walkways. Kap-cai (mopeds) riders make illegal U-turns right in front of traffic policemen. P0lice road block personnel still routinely ask questions like, "Macamana? Naik tolong ke?" Where traffic laws are a 2-tiered system. One for ordinary Malaysian vehicles and another set for single digit or luxury vehicles with illegally tinted windows.
................they are now telling us that we must belt up rear passengers for safety!!!???
I am sure this law will make some selt belt manufacturers very happy. And I am also sure that a few 'black sheep' in the PDRM's traffic division will welcome the move because they can 'selesai' a few Ringgit here and there to help with rising costs of living. But save lives? Naaaaaaaaah! I don't think so la.
Before it even starts problems are beginning to surface.
Apparently, if the vehicle can carry 3 passengers in the rear there must be 3 sets of belts provided. But if the driver decides to carry a 4th passenger that passenger is exempt from the belt up law. Huh???!!!
Although the law comes into force on January 1, 2009 the car companies seem to have been caught with their pants down or their belts un-buckled so to speak. "Errrr...sorry ah. We have not received instructions from headoffice yet la"......."Cars without anchorage points will be given a special sticker as proof that they have gone for checks at our service centres" - now just what the fuck does that mean???
But there is one thing in this whole charade that is VERY Malaysian la. With all the loose ends flying about the 'authorities' are busy deciding if it should be the driver or the offending passenger or both who should be summonsed for not using the rear safety belt.
Famous Malaysian last words?
"No clear rules for the new directive has been set...." - Federal Traffic Chief Senior Asst Comm II Abdul Aziz Yusuf. The operative words being NO CLEAR RULES of course.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
(Yeah we're just as incredulous as that kid in the photo)
Yoga is a cause of religious deviation.
Exclusive rights to the name of God.
Sigh. You're right. Those were simpler and happier times. Yeah, this is a short post. Sunday what! Day of rest ma.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Defense Ministry Secretary-General says they cost...............RM1.1 billion
The Deputy Defense Minister says.............................RM1.604 billion
The Prime Minister-cum-Defense Minister says...............RM1.7 billion
And then the Prime Minister announces that the correct figure is actually RM1.604 billion, but he had thought it was RM1.67 billion and had rounded it up to RM1.7 billion!!!!!! But of course being the nice fler he thinks he is he also said, "I apologise for my mistake." Well, thank you. Sir! You are also a very funny guy. Really! Hahahahahahahahahaha..........sorry ah.
In case you haven't been keeping abreast of the news in our Parliament our government apparently signed the deals for the purchase of these choppers without testing them!!! Well, Najib did say that our fly-boys flew them a couple of times around the padi fields when they were being shown at the Langkawi International Marine Aerospace (LIMA) show la. Great!!! Spend billions based on a joy-ride!!! Malaysia Boleh! Some things just don't change eh? Hold on! There'll be more to come as the Police flers have also said they want to buy helicopters. And they want 12!
And as if to prime us all for the type of government we can expect if Najib becomes Prime Minister, when he was asked by the Oppostion to appoint an independent expert panel to evaluate the procurement process he said, "They are making too much of a big deal out of it."
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Now read that statement again. NEP elements will not be abolished but liberalised in STAGES.
As an ordinary Malaysian what would you be thinking after your read or hear that from your Prime Minister in waiting? Here's what I think people will think...
Bumiputra: What the fuck!!! How dare they even think of treading on our RIGHTS!
Non-Bumiputra: Wah! Good, good, good.......errrrrr.......I think good la......isn't it?
So what I am saying is that statements like these from politicians and worse from our country's leaders serve no useful purpose other than to confuse the citizens, foreign investors and of course to give the flers something to say that will make front page press la. I mean if you want to NOT abolish but to LIBERALISED in stages then tell us HOW the fuck you plan to do that.
"When I spoke (about the NEP) in an interview with Bloomberg recently, I did not mean that everything in the NEP would be abolished now. -I said that when the Malays and Bumiputeras have attained success and the confidence to compete at the domestic and global levels, then they would no longer need quotas or special considerations..."
Now what the fuck does that mean? "...have attained success and the confidence to compete at the domestic and global levels..." Can you please clarify so that Bumiputras know what to aim for and non-Bumiputras know what to expect?
"What I mean is gradual liberalisation, not saying that tomorrow we will do away with every single provision..."
Gradual liberalisation....sure...sounds like a good idea. But what is the time frame? Where are the plan details?
"This concept of gradual liberalisation...I think it is something that can be accepted by everyone", he said. Wow! You actually figured that out all by yourself!
Come on la. If you want to liberalise then say la what the real plan is. Like...okay this year we will start doing this which will run until that year and then this is going to happen and so on .... A PLAN la. Then ah of course, all you Bumiputras don't have to worry about anything because this is what it actually means for you...1-2-3-4...ah see? It is a good plan. Ah...non-Bumiputras...See? We've always said we take care of ALL Malaysians. So this liberalisation plan means that
So hard to understand this meh, YB? Ok la, in other words tell us facts la not political rhetoric.
That's the trouble with Malaysian politicians. Isn't it? Always shoot mouth before engaging brains. They always tell us that they are going to do SOMETHING but they never tell us what that something is. Guess la. Hahahahahaha...... Which of course gives rise to speculations, suspicion, distrust......stirs racial sentiments......
And then Najib makes one final, really TOO LAN (ask someone to explain this Hokkein expression if you don't get it) statement...
"As I had said before, we will be fair to all, we will not take away or deny the rights of the other communities." But then... Najib said he would also ensure that nobody would deny the Malays their rights.
"I will continue to champion the Malay agenda. Let there be no one, whether in or outside this convention hall, question this".
Many words saying absolutely NOTHING.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Pakatan Rakyat MP Zulkifli Nordin is using the religion ramp to aid his jump on the bandwagon. The easy way out for a politician with nothing else to offer. Say he is defending God's will lor. Sure work one. This fler is the one who led an illegal, unruly mob that stormed the presmises of the Bar Council recently to protest a peaceful, private forum. That time he dressed up as the super-religious hero, Pembela Exco Member Man (Pembela = Lawyers in Defence of Islam)
Listen to his rants this time...
"It insults Islam when parties go to court insisting they have the right to use the world Allah like Muslims do...". This is in reference to the ongoing case where local Catholic weekly The Herald is attempting to get a court order to allow it to use the word Allah. Hello, Allah is the name of God and unless the Herald was being insulting to the name of God who are you to say anything? When did Allah give you sole performing rights to His name?
This self-serving, racist idiot goes on to make a condescending statement suggesting that a mosque be built for Chinese Muslims and that the old Pudu Prison be the site. First of all, moron, if we follow your line of reasoning all Chinese Muslims should rise up in arms that you suggest using an abandoned PRISON as their place to worship the same God you do? And secondly, are you now telling us that there are and will always be Malay Muslims and Chinese Muslims and Indian Muslims???
He suggested certain articles in the Federal Constitution be amended "so that Islam is not challenged by irresponsible parties." I can't agree with you more, Encik Zulkifly. There should be laws to prevent morons like you from using using the name of God in vain.
As with all politicians, this idiot doesn't know when to stop. He added that, "...There are those that speak as if I am supporting another party but I am actually fighting for Islam. I do not care about what other people think of me because I will have to answer to Allah."
If that is true, Zulkifly I will stand in line for a ticket to Hell to hear your answer to Allah and what HE will say to you on Judgement Day.
Thanks to The Malaysian Insider I didn't miss out on this juicy piece that was reported in the mainstream Chinese newspapers. Apparently, in speaking out in support for Chua Soi Lek whose adulterous act was caught on video and circulated online, ex-MCA boss, Ling Liong Sik stuck his foot in his mouth.
"...All men need to release additional or overflowing energies".....he said. I do love the old man's wonderful choice of words, don't you? "...additional or overflowing energies..."
Wah! Real man talk la. Release tension ma...nothing wrong what! And then to prove that all politicians use the same modus operandi he added....."as long as the affair is not leaked out then it will not be a problem." So the rule seems to be...cheat, lie, fuck...long as you don't get caught it's fine. AWWWRIGHT!!! Put it there brother Ling!
But wait there is more incomprehensible silliness in this whole sideshow. Wanita MCA chief Datuk Chew Mei Fun said Dr Ling's comments conveyed "morally incorrect values."
Oh really ah? Come on la Mei Fun your party supports and elects a self-confessed adulterer. So what you talking about morally incorrect values? So the fler said "I'm sorry" and that's supposed to make everything fine and dandy issit? Worse he also openly said that he wasn't going to stop seeing his girlfriend. I can't remember the exact reasons he gave but wasn't it something about having been together ....... for so many years already. So not nice la. Anyway, my wife and family also said okay what.
Sigh! I just don't know what to think anymore la. But sometimes I think that since they are like that ah.....if our politicians would just come right out and declare that they are all dishonest, greedy, selfish lying sacks of shit I might be able to live with that better than THIS!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Pakatan Rakyat is not in a hurry anymore to take over the federal government, according to opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Amid rising confidence from the Barisan Nasional that the takeover threat from PR is diminishing, Anwar said he would not focus on the element of surprise in the attempt to take power.
-We are not in a terrible hurry. In the current economic downturn we want to engage the government to take the right measures,- Anwar said.
-We are exploring the possibilities with respect to the constitutional process. We are working on it and we need the element of surprise,- he said to explain a lack of any further details.
Anwar, who has missed several deadlines to unseat the government, said in an interview with Bloomberg yesterday that he is running out of options to replace the ruling coalition.I'm not saying we have no options left, but I'm saying it's getting to be much more difficult,- Anwar said in the interview.
I had thought of commenting on the highlighted parts of Anwar's statement but I just don't have the energy anymore la. Damn fed-up of this merry-go-round la.