Friday, April 18, 2008
CCTV, CCTV, CCTV...
So now our police ronda are going to get them too. And so another few hundred millions of the rakyat's money will be spent. For what ah? For a police force that can't even solve simple parking problems in our airports and along major highways we need to buy them more equipment? How many time have you seen police cars casually cruising by obvious examples of law infringement.
Motorcyclists casually doing illegal U-turns at traffic lights just because they just didn't feel like going in that direction anymore.
Motorists using the left lanes of major highways as parking lots.
Motorists and motorcyclists running red lights right before the eyes of officers in police cars, flat-footers directing traffic etc.
Blatant examples of double parking in congested stretches of already choked roads.
Huh? Hiyah, naer mine la. Not our business that one. After all we are pegawai kereta ronda. We only go after the BIG crimes one. Got shooting one we stop and check la.
I guess what I am saying is that our police force desperately needs a revamp. From better recruitment criteria to better wages and benefits to better training to better attitudes.
The last thing the Polis Diraja Malaysia needs is some f**king CCTV cameras in their patrol cars.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The newly appointed minister of information Ahmad Shabery Cheek said nowadays, the public no longer believed everything they read in the newspapers or heard on television, which are known to be controlled or directly owned by political parties inclined towards the government.
Duh! Is that a revelation or what? We the people have known that and have been trying to tell you for years. Took you losing an election to realise it? Stupid or what?
I would like the minister then to explain why they decided to launch an entire television news channel which must be a very expensive exercise, and then brand it ........... TAAA DAAAAAAAA............
Doesn't everybody know Bernama is the government news agency?
"NST says: Get on with the job"
At first I thought it was the Jalan Riong cronies admonishing the Pakatan Rakyat state governments or something like that la. But when I read the story I was dumbfounded. The NST was actually scolding Barisan Nasional, UMNO and all the hot air YB's in that group. Wah Lun!!! Damn good man. And the NST didn't mince words either...
"what has Umno, the leading partner of the coalition and largest party in parliament, been doing since March 8? Bickering, pointing fingers, baying for vengeance and doing everything imaginable except rolling up its sleeves and getting down to the work of governing."
"Enough is enough".
"People are getting fed up with Umno’s moaning and groaning"
For the first time since it happened Keris Hishammudin has been told off for his theatrics with the keris.
Khir Toyo too wasn't spared by the NST who told him in no uncertain terms that he screwed up big time with the demolition of the Hindu temple in Selangor and his audacious presentation of the broom to members of his administration when he should have gotten the biggest broom.
I can't remember the last time I had so much pleasure reading The New Straits Times. I might even walk by the news stand tomorrow and see if I want to spend another RM1.20 and buy another issue.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
"Got this in the e-mail from Steven Gan of Malaysiakini :
I refer to your April 14 posting ‘What you read ain’t always what’s said!’ regarding Malaysiakini’s report of Tengku Faris’ speech.
In response, I’d like to make the following points:
1. Malaysiakini reporters (not one but three) were at the function
2. We have in possession the audio recording of Tengku Faris speech
3. What was delivered by Tengku Faris on that day was 99% similar to
the written text given to reporters
4. We have matched all quotes in our report to the audio recordings
In the interest of fair play, we would very much appreciate if you could make a clarification in your blog.
Thanking you in advance.
I received the amended text of Tengku Faris’s speech from Lil’ Hummingbird a little while ago.
Have gone through all 13 pages of the original text and the hand-written amendments thereon, and re-read the Malaysiakini report.
I’ve got to say that the amendments do not take much away from the original text.
And I have to agree with Steven that the Malaysiakini report does accurately reflect what was said.
I am disappointed with the Crown Prince.
And so we round the mulberry bush. But to me it doesn't make a damn ounce of difference. It still sounds like a really sick way of gaining points by a group of politicians who have the nation's wellbeing last on their list of priorities.
Don't let them get their way. Remember, we are all Malaysians. This is OUR country. No matter what some sicko's might try to tell us.
Monday, April 14, 2008
"You know the Malaysiakini report by Andrew Ong that has it that Tengku Faris had made some rather un-Bangsa Malaysia statements last week?
Well, Lil’ Hummingbird tells me that she heard from the horse’s mouth that the Crown Prince never made those statements.
Apparently, it was written in HRH’s scripted speech by some official, but he re-worked it the night before he was to deliver the keynote address.
I’m also told that whilst he delivered his re-worked speech, the media reps in attendance were given the original text.
So it would seem that the reporters merely extracted from the distributed original text and did not report on what was actually said.
I’ve suggested to Lil’ Hummingbird that she flutter away and hum in the royal ear that royal steps be taken to clear this most unfortunate confusion."How low will those UMNO/BN losers stoop in their attempts to remain relevant?
Be on the alert. They might surprise us yet.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
To say that I am angry and frustrated and scared would be to put it mildly. I am totally ...... so devastated that I can't write anything on this. You read it for yourself and think about it. HARD. Read on if you dare...
|Saturday, 12 April 2008|
Tengku Faris: Non-Malays should not seek equality
(Malaysiakini) Kelantan Crown Prince Tengku Faris Petra said today that Malays had been coerced into giving non-Malays citizenship and the latter should therefore not seek equality or special treatment.
He said this during his keynote speech at a forum titled "Malay unity is the core of national unity" organised by the newly formed Barisan Bertindak Perpaduan Melayu in Kuala Lumpur today.
Speaking to a crowd of about 1,000 people, Tengku Faris said the Malay rulers would be an umbrella to foster unity among all Malaysians, based on the Federal Constitution and the Rukun Negara.
"Therefore, the rakyat must unite and never raise issues regarding Malay rights and special privileges because it is a quid pro quo in gratitude for the giving in of citizenship (beri-paksa kerakyatan) to 2.7 million non-Malays into the Tanah Melayu federation.
"Thus, it is not appropriate for these other ethnic groups to have citizenship, only (later) to seek equality and privileges," said Tengku Faris, who read from a 11-page prepared text.
However, the crown prince stressed that in an effort to unite the Malays, non-Malays also have rights that must be protected, such as in areas of religion.
As an example, Tengku Faris said non-Malays are allowed to practice their respective religions in peace. They must however do so in accordance with the law and "not be provocative towards Islam".
"The Malay rulers are the head of the Islamic religion and Malaysia is a Islamic country (negara Islam), not secular. We have our own formula (as a country) which is different from others," he added, drawing thunderous applause from the crowd.
He added that the effort to instil Malay unity and defend Malay special rights does not mean that other races would be ignored.
"In fact, if Malay rights and special privileges are taken care of and is not disturbed, it would ensure national harmony. It does not just benefit the Malays but all ethnic groups," he said.
In his speech, Tengku Raris said the 12th General Election results have shown that the Malays are being "challenged" and thus Malays unity is of the outmost priority.
"The election results have shown that the Malays are disunited and facing other ethnic groups who are more dominant politically and economically," he said.
As the constitution provides that the Malays are the natives (penduduk asal) of Malaysia, Tengku Faris said every Malay must defend the constitution and Islam and this can only be achieved through Malay unity.
"We have to make an effort to unite. Don't spilt up. Avoid polemics that can distance us. Ideology (and) having different interpretations does not contribute to Malay unity.
"Discussing about polemics such as Islamic state, secular state, welfare state... Confuses the people... Resulting from this confusion, Malays are becoming more disillusioned," he added.
Somebody please tell me that this a belated April Fool's joke. Tell me that I am stupid and have completely misread the Crown Prince's meaning. Tell me that this is just a nightmare. Tell me anything except that the speech was actually made in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, my country, my homeland. Tell me that the people there didn't actually cheer when the prince said "The Malay rulers are the head of the Islamic religion and Malaysia is a Islamic country (negara Islam), not secular. We have our own formula (as a country) which is different from others."
I am only comforted by the knowledge that the crowd numbered maybe 1 thousand only and that this is another UMNO/BN spin. I am appalled by how the prince could be made use of in such a way.
In a calmer moment I know this is planned trickery by sore losers. Stir up the other races against the Muslim Malays. Then come out and champion the Muslim Malay "cause".
We, the Malaysian Rakyat of 2008 are not stupid!
BE STRONG. DO NOT LET THEM PULL US INTO THIS OBVIOUS TRAP.
WE ARE NOT MALAYS AND NON-MALAYS.
MUSLIMS. CHRISTIANS, HINDUS, BUDDHISTS.
WE ARE MALAYSIANS ONE AND ALL.
Go here and read the original Malaysia Today post and comments.
NIAMAH!!! ISN'T STRONG ENOUGH TODAY...
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Seems like everytime they see either they go into a fit.
"Look! That tree looks like it is more than 100 years old! Potong, potong, potong."
"What?? A hill with no condo's and bungalows? How can? Cut, cut, cut!"
Okay, people now that I might have gotten your attention here are a couple more hills and a few thousand trees and wild animals that need your help...
The KLIA, recent winner of the world's best airport (if you believe that I've got land to sell you in Florida), was the scene of a high drama robbery. RM3.5 million were lost, 2 persons were hurt by bullets. Police found a total of 45 spent shells after the incident. Imagine that! 45 shots were fired!!! Even in the most violent Hollywood action film that would be a major scene man! But this happened in our very own KLIA. Pride of the nation. Airport in the rainforest. World's best. Even better than Singapore's Changi we'll have you know.
Okay, it happened so it's an opportunity for a politician to say something and get some press. This time the chance was handed to Transport Minister, Ong Teng Keat. And so he says....
...... the robbery happened in a public area and could not be considered a breach of security at KLIA.
“Therefore MAB (Malaysia Airport Bhd) is not responsible. It is a public matter for the police. MAB will give full cooperation in the investigations,” he said.
DUH!!! Kind of missing the big picture, moron! But I guess for an airport administration and a ministry that can't even rid the nation's premier gateway airport of taxi touts nor solve the illegal parking problem outside the arrival and departure halls it is kind of tough to expect them to be able to provide travellers and businesses with a safe and organised airport. But I will say one thing for this latest MCA clown. He did a grand tai chi move. "It is not our fault. It is a matter for the police. So , over to you, Musa. And while I am at it...here's a finger in your face, Syed."
Eh! Keris, it ain't the medium it is the message. Get it? You might want to start by recognising that young people are intelligent, pro-active, patriotic PEOPLE. And stop putting them into convenient boxes labelled Malay, Chinese, Indian, Lain-lain. And making them endure this shit you call National Serivce. Another thing is this. Have you ever wondered why whenever politicians speak of "the Youth" they make it sound like a disease?
Anyway, I would suggest that Keris and his rookie blogger colleagues not hold their breath about this new "initiative". If Khir Toyo's blog and some of the other blogs I've read that were started by politicians both from BN and PR are anything to go by Malaysian youngsters ain't going to be flocking to them anytime soon.
And in sports, the new Youth and Sports Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that...""We will look for training bases in Europe and other parts of the world. For example, we can send our gymnasts to Romania and Russia while the swimmers can be based in Australia." What a great revelation!!! Train our athletes in the countries that are world beaters in that particular sport!!
Now why didn't anyone think of that. And while you're at it also tell us why your colleagues came up with the ridiculous idea of spending billions of the rakyat's money on that Brickendonbury place.
Ismail's reason for abandoning that project was even more laughable. Listen to this..."I am making the decision based on the Herts Council's decision. I feel that if we were to appeal against the decision, they will make the same decision again. It is not easy to appeal against the decision. It is also costly. My job is to consider whether to pursue it and the decision has been made; we are not pursuing it."
The Brits have from Day 1 said they weren't going to have any of that shit. Now only realised issit? Duh! But sounds good la as a statement for a new minister wanting to gain points.
And finally, some verbal diarrhoea from our new minister of tourism. Azalina has urged Pakatan Rakyat states not to sabotage activities or programmes carried out by the Tourism Ministry.
Huh? As an ordinary Malaysian I was made to understand that just a few days ago you, as minister of tourism, had sent out a message to the Pakatan states that more or less meant, "Well you screwed with us in the elections so now F**K you!" So now the Pakatan flers in Langkawi are raiding entertainment outlets during the recent water festival which presumably is part of your ministry's programme to promote Malaysia as the world's best tourism destination. Well maybe the Kedah flers didn't think so. I mean how can they trust you now?
Friday, April 04, 2008
What pissed me off about him this time was the story on page N4 of The Star yesterday. Apparently, the somnambulist was telling off the new Chief Minister of Penang. Or rather offering some advice to the new leader of the pearl that BN lost. And what did Badawi say to Lim?
"He should not be a populist. I told him that we have been observing closely what is happening in Penang."
Should not be a populist??? But that's what you, your son-in-law, your deputy, your minister of information, your....actually everybody in your party, the BN and your entire administration have been doing all these years. Some fine examples are ...... building roads just before by-elections. Screaming for release of HINDRAF ISA detainees after losing an election. Calling for non-Muslims to be punished for khalwat after PAS grabs more seats.
And now suddenly it's "....he should not be populist" issit?
And then the bugger dares to end his statement with a threat somemore. "I told him that we have been observing closely what is happening in Penang." Why? Want to withdraw some more funds and make the rakyat in Penang suffer issit? Jealous that somebody else is sitting there issit?
Think about it. If you and your administration had been really concerned about the wellbeing of the people of Penang you'd still be there. Get it? Duh!