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Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Ha! This looks like a good place to put them la.

This is funny. Just a few days ago the Federal Territories minister announced plans to "re-locate" chicken and pork sellers in the Pudu market to an 'enclosed site'. Today, I read in The Star that the Malacca Chief Minister has plans to relocate Malaysia's thespians (the Star's choice of name and not mine) and musicians to an Artistes Village in Alor Gajah. CM, Ali Rustam announced that a 25.5 hectare site will be developed. 217 lots for homes, a 1.8ha open air stage, training and film studio and an auditorium. I don't know about you but I shuddered when I read about that.

Pork sellers in that enclosed site.
TV actors over there.
Film directors over here. No here la. Under the producers' reservation. Yes!
Stage actors next to the irrigation drain there where there is proper drainage and hygiene.

The Star article reports that so far 'thespians' who have showed interest in this reservation include Jins Shamsuddin and Aziz Satar. So maybe this proposed 'enclosed site' is only meant for putting old flers out to pasture.

One day maybe they will also have 'an enclosed site' for Barisan Nasional politicians past their use-by date.



Anonymous said...

I remembered not so long ago, Jackie Chan was invited here by the previous Selangor BN gomen to officiate the opening of "malayawood" ala Pinewood studios(in UK),where producers can film their movies there. (forgotten which place in Selangor though, maybe you can refresh us on this?)

Do you know what has happened to this place after all the hoo-ha opening ceremonies?

It has been deserted after all the money had been spent on developing the infrastructure in that area.

Another dumb project where the cronies profited from stupid ideas. Looks like this one in Malacca will end up in the same predicament! Malaysia Boleh. . .

patrickteoh said...

That project that Jackie Chan opened with Mahathir was called the E-Village and was supposed to elevate Malaysia into the rarefied level of film-making hub of the region. Of course, if anybody had looked at the project in greater detail it was merely window dressing for a huge housing and commercial development project. Sold as MovieTown or E-Village to tickle Mahathir's ego. I was told that they actually built and equipped a couple of sound stages and audio facilities. All of which have been canniballised and sold to some cronies. And the jungle has reclaimed the E-Village a long ago.

langchau said...

pat, no lah. can recycle and use back to house these flers when they past their use-by date.

donplaypuks® said...

There is an artists' village - for musicians, painters, dancers, writers etc. - in South India to encourage and promote local culture and language.

I think they are copying this concept in Melaka.

we are all of 1 race, the Human Race

michael said...

Uncle Teoh,

Every time a government minister (or chief minister) announces a project that is fundamentally dubious, I can smell that the minister has discovered another idea to siphon Rakyat's money.

ANN BK3 said...

So hilarious!! With GE13 clock ticking fast, must cari kuat kuat BIG BIG projects and go for the kill.
In fact if they have good foresight should KIV your brilliant suggestion
and make a reservation. Who knows maybe have to implement this scheme sooner than imagined to house Barisan
Nasional politicians past their use-by date.

Anonymous said...

Is that e-villatge in the auditor's report? Which ministry forked the budget? all this after reading the DAP book on understanding budget mahh..

Charlie Brown said...

Another scheme of 'buy land at low price and sell to government at high pirce'.

Anonymous said...

Heard of Najib's '69' love affair, not with Rosmah, but with GDP growth?

Anonymous said...

"One day maybe they will also have 'an enclosed site' for Barisan Nasional politicians past their use-by date".

Yes Patrick,
We already have one enclosed site and will soon be specially rebuilt for those BN politicians. You know, PUDU JAIL? That's the most ideal site. It can be turned into PKBN (Penjara Kriminal Barisan National) where the pictures with playrole of all the BN goons (headed by TDM) to be displayed on the exterior gated wall. It sure generates lots of revenue if it is introduced as a tourist attraction.

Tak Malu punya Rustam said...

We are living in a 3rd world country where one moronic chief minister decides on land use in his state and where to spend millions of the rakyat's money. What happened to the state planning department? Don't they have a masterplan on how to develop the state/city over the next 20-30 years so that transport infrastructure, parks, fields and all public amenities can be built to take us to first world status?

And not a quick and dirty project for dubious purpose so that they can clean out the kitty before being wiped out in the next GE.


Anonymous said...

Halawood in Malaysia?!

PutraMerang said...

HALALWOOD. Menatang apa depa buat pun semua halal punya, uncle Pat. Ini Umno memang ....... . Nak cakap pun segan dan malu lah Uncle. What the heck are MCA, Gerakan and MIC doing with Umno. Kasi dia orang malu sikit, semua orang china, india, iban, dayak, dll masuk PAS. Baru padan muka dia orang. Tunjukkan pada Umno, yang orang bukan islam tidak takut pada PAS.

Anonymous said...

When you look properly at all the projects developed in Malacca, it's corruption till the core; though lame reasons like improving tourist used. I bet alie don't know nuts about thespians, it's all about the contract contract contract.

Din mamak said...

Tak payah ada e-village, KRU had set up its own studio!ulat=man

Soon we have kodok-man, cacing-man, ulat-man, katak-man, toyol-man, kancil-man, harimau-woman to rival Stan Lee's marvel creation.

No need for Pixar for we have Upin/Ipin ke Angkasa to trash out Wall-E.

Malaysia Boleh!

Porky said...

Umno’s Sri Gading MP Datuk Mohamad Aziz is the KPI enforcer for BN?

He seems to be asking other MPs to resign for poor performance.

Maybe he wants to take over Koh Tsu Koon?

Anonymous said...

What the.......

Crime rate so sky-high, not enough policemen & women, IGP's kpi so good, poor getting poorer, flooding wherever, scandal here & there, etc.., etc......

Yet they got millions of ringgit (our money) to spend on "stupid" projects....!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Going to be another failed money making budget-overruned scheme by some cronies before GE13


Anonymous said...

Brain-drain impedes investment in Malaysia

Read it here:

Anonymous said...

According to the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), there are 785,000 Malaysians who work overseas, and an estimated two out of every three among them are likely to be professionals.

The MEF added that of the Malaysian professionals who work abroad, 44 per cent are in Singapore and 28 per cent in other parts of Asia, with the rest residing in other parts of the world.

The Malaysian professionals ventured overseas due to higher pay beyond Malaysia, and equal opportunity offered to the best talents irrespective of race and religion.

Anonymous said...

Rustam gave the Chinese Premier 2 bottles (Selat Melaka sand & water) in the hope of getting a pair of panda for the Malacca Zoo.

What a joke.

Anonymous said...

The country’s first submarine, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, is attracting curiosity in the Dewan Rakyat, with a backbencher suggesting that members of parliament be allowed to take a ride inside the underwater craft.

Maybe Iskandar can have a theme park of submarine for our MPs & BBs to enjoy.

Karma said...

Typical megascale projects have cronies in mind (croi didahulukan).

If u r cronies families (anak cucu taukeh), u don't mind but your conscience will get to u (karma strike).

Do more charity !

DrFirdaus said...

Utusan Malaysia will soon become Utusan 1Malaysia. No more taking care of crony elites BUT all rakyat tak kira kaum atau agama bcoz all are ciptaan Tuhan (Allah or God for everyone).

Anonymous said...

I, Bala (NRIC NO: xxxxxx-xx-0001) a Malaysian Citizen of full age and residing at Selangor, do solemly and sincerely declare as follows :-

I Love Malaysia to forgo RM5 given to me to buy keropok.

Thank you

A Galak said...

At least 11 people have been shot dead in the last 30 days or so – and all of these killings follow a repeated pattern which suggests a definite scheme.

Have the police decided that they will shoot to kill off suspected criminals to meet their KPIs of crime reduction?

Anonymous said...

Bala kena cilok demi umpan lekor rosmah!

Ah Boy said...

Dato' Seri Hishammuddin supports the thesis that the crime index will inevitably rise as the confidence in the police is returning to the people. One of the basis we rejected this thesis is the fact that the Home Ministry's own surveys indicated a total lack of confidence in the police force!