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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stop Cruelty to Animals

Update:


Letter to bloggers and media practitioners on May 29 :

Dear Blogger / Media friend,

At 10:30am today a group of more than 20 Malaysian social media users gathered at the entrance of the A ‘Famosa Resort in Melaka for a public awareness campaign.

They were approached by the Deputy OCPD of Melaka about 10 minutes after they arrived at the location. The senior officer courteously advised them to vacate the area (a public space), but allowed them first to attend to members of the press and photographers.

There were third-party individuals present at the location who were brash towards the group, asking for their personal details and recording their vehicle licence plate numbers. However, there was no untoward incident as the group did not engage them.

Though they were only allowed to stay for about half an hour, the group was grateful to the police for their consideration and protection. Individuals who attended the campaign drove from Kuala Lumpur and Melaka. There were those who were on their way from Singapore, Johor Bahru and Penang, but detoured after being told that the group had been instructed to disperse.

Individuals who attended today’s event brought with them posters and banners appealing to Malaysians to bear responsibility and care for the welfare and dignity of wildlife living in captivity. Their presence at the A ‘Famosa Resort came a week after a YouTube video caused a public outrage on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.

Several local media have published reports on this matter, as well as foreign news sites such as the Jakarta Globe, the Straits Times, France 24, Viet News, Himalayan Times, China Post, Sydney Morning Herald and Brisbane Times.

According to a Malay Mail report, the A’ Famosa Resort could lose its licence to keep captive wildlife on its premises following public complaints regarding mistreatment of animals. However, the power to shut down the facility rests in the hands of the local council and State government.

Meanwhile, the New Straits Times reported that Perhilitan had issued a directive to A ‘Famosa Resort to cease all animal shows, particularly those of endangered wildlife such as the tiger.

Feedback from social media users clearly indicate a great sense of shame among Malaysians who are becoming increasingly aware that there are animal parks in the country that do not treat their animals humanely and with respect. Worse is when the parks are popular destinations for foreign tourists.

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Mahatma Gandhi.

On behalf of concerned Malaysians on Facebook and Twitter,

Juana Jaafar



Dear UpdateBlogger / Media Friend,

On 18 February this year a disturbing video was uploaded onto YouTube by a concerned citizen. The video, shot at the A ‘Famosa Resort in Melaka, showed an insentient tiger being forcefully postured to pose for a series of paid photo shoots.

Video : http://bit.ly/bMoRcm

The video, which recently made its rounds on Facebook and Twitter, caused an uproar particularly among Malaysian social media users.

As a result, these social media users mobilised their friends and followers online to write to the management of A ‘Famosa Resort expressing their discontent and demanding explanation regarding the manner in which the tiger was treated. Letters were also sent to the media and some were published.

A ‘Famosa representative, Eric Ong, responded by saying the tiger was simply “lazy” and that it was in the tiger’s “nature” to behave inertly. He also denied any possibility that the tiger was sedated.

By and large, Malaysians who have watched the video find it difficult to accept that the tiger was naturally insentient. They are also disturbed by the manner in which the tiger was treated and that it was exploited for paid photo shoots.

A random group of Malaysian social media users have since established a Facebook Page called “Stop Animal Abuse at A' Famosa!” to raise public awareness. The Page has garnered support from over 5,000 Facebook users to date. The issue is also widely discussed on Twitter under the hash tag #TolongTigers.

These concerned Malaysians are planning a “Public Awareness Campaign” day-trip to A ‘Famosa Resort on 29 May 2010 at 10:30am to advocate better treatment for wildlife living in captivity. They strongly believe that the livelihood and dignity of wildlife living in captivity is the collective responsibility of all Malaysians.

Page : http://bit.ly/agMMXu

Event : http://bit.ly/ch8Rmb

Please help create awareness among your readers by highlighting this issue in your blog / publication. Your support at the A ‘Famosa Resort this weekend will also add great value to the cause. Hope to see you there.

On behalf of concerned Malaysians on Facebook and Twitter,

Juana Jaafar

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Ho-Hum

It is only a bribe when I ask for it. That's why I never ask. I only suggest.
(with thanks to I.C.T. for using this line from their repertoire)

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission announced that they are investigating ALLEGATIONS that Prime Minister Najib Razak made statements promising millions in community aid in return for votes for BN candidates. These 'allegations' were allegedly made after this video hit the Internet during the run-up to the Sibu by elections....

And this photo was published after the Hulu Selangor by elections.

And they call it 'allegations'. So how do you know that the outcome of this 'investigation' is a foregone conclusion?

Clue#1

When you read a newspaper headline like "MACC to probe election promises."

Clue#2

When it involves the president of Umno who is also Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Clue#3 When MACC says, "Let us carry out our investigation first before we let the public know the outcome."

Clue#4

MACC says, "Whether or not there is a case to be heard in court, we leave that decision to the Attorney-General's Chambers."


Additional clues:-

"MACC is colour-blind. So whenever we receive information, we will take action."

You know that the MACC ultimately reports to the Prime Minister?

(full story in today's The Sun. Oh, I think it is quite ironic that the announcement was made at the launching of a book on Reforming Political Financing in Malaysia. Hahahahaha...sorry I couldn't help myself.)

So my fellow Malaysians I wouldn't hold your breath if I were you. You'll turn blue and die of asphyxiation. And then they will say you committed suicide. Or it was just an accident.

NIAMAH!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tell us you've done wrong first. Then we investigate.

MACC: You tell us IF we should investigate you la. Can?

Normally, I don't read The Malay Mail. Why? I can't find it since it became a free-circulation newspaper. But today I happened to walk past a stack of them in the lobby of the Pantai Hospital so I picked one up. I am glad I did because the new Malay Mail is a very funny read. For example, on page 3.

MACC: Sime Darby is clean if it says so

That headline alone is worth the effort to read further right? Okay, okay I am going to transcribe part of the article, you read it and tell me if it is hilarious or not. Highlights and punctuations are mine.

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has not started any probe on Sime Darby for possible corruption, as it is still waiting for results of the company's ongoing internal investigations.

MACC investigation director Mustafar Ali told The Malay Mail yesterday the anti-graft body has not received reports on the internal probe.

"We will see if we are able to find elements of corruption, abuse of power or any sort of malpractices when the report is completed. If there are, then we will investigate."


Read the INTERNAL probe report first then decide if there is reason to investigate? I mean....what if......but internal means.......HAHAHAHAHA!!! Funny right?

NIAMAH!!!

Let's see who's better at kissing ass

MUUUUUAH!!!

Najib Razak recently received the 'prestigious' 2010 World Telecommunication And Information Society Award. So yesterday there was a full-paged advertisement in The Star congratulating him. Yesterday's ad informed us that Najib was recognised for his......

"efforts to promote ICT as a means of providing a better lifestyle for Malaysians"

Today, another full-paged advertisement appeared to congratulate him on the same award. Only today's advertisers, among which are Astro, Celcom, DiGi, Maxis, Pos Malaysia, TM and YTL, attempt to take things a little further, up the ante so to speak, by announcing that Najib received the award for......

"His Commitment To Promoting ICT's As A Means Of Providing A Better Future For Humanity"

PHWAAAAAAAAAAARRRR!!!

And all the companies listed as "Partners in ICT Progress", who sponsored the ad I guess, are private corporations. So this time nobody can say public money was used.

Good deal or not?

Niamah!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fantastic Fact and Funny

Award for promoting ICT? Was this a deal of some sort too?

This is really funny. I learned today that Najib Razak has been given the ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award for his "efforts to promote ICT as a means of providing a better lifestyle for Malaysians." I saw this full-paged advertisement congratulating him on the award. I had just had breakfast and I didn't know if I wanted to laugh hysterically or just throw up my scrambled eggs and toast.

Okay, I tell you why. And this is just ONE of the reasons. I am very sure that you will have dozens of reasons of your own to want to nail TM to the wall.

My wife applied for a fixed line telephone and Streamyx service yesterday at a Kedai TM. She was told that her fixed-line phone service would take 1 week to activate. Streamyx will take 2 weeks!!! Huh? Exactly! I mean this is 2010. One week to get a phone line and 2 weeks to get Streamyx? What does TM have to do? Dig trenches and lay cables? Do some re-wiring so my wife's shop can get a line in? What?

Promote ICT as a means of providing a better lifestyle for Malaysians? I think Najib should first start by kicking some lazy, inefficient, privatised asses in TM!

NIAMAH!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Fantastic Facts and Fancies

Dedicated to the Barisan Nasional. LOSERS in SIBU!

#1 Funny

And so Barisan Nasional lost the Sibu by election in spite of intense campaigning by all the big guns of Umno and BN. But being BN people they hold their heads high after the loss. In fact much higher than anyone else in Sibu.

Today, the Prime Minister and his Deputy conveyed their thanks to the people in Sibu who voted for BN. But of course since BN lost both Najib and Muhyiddin didn't really want to stay in Sibu to say thank you personally lor. And so they gave that task to Peter Chin, minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water.

Peter Chin informed whoever wanted to listen that the prime minister was impressed that loser, Lau could make such an impact within such a short time.

AIYOH!!! RM18million for Chinese schools and RM5million for flood mitigation surely must have helped a bit right? Like that also want to bullshit us ah?


#2 Funny

Sore loser? I think so. Robert Lau, the BN loser said he was sad because Sibu would lose out on a lot of things as the folk had not given the Federal Government its confidence. PHWAAAAA! Is that a threat or what?! After all Najib did say, "Lu mahu lima juta, gua mahu Robert Lau menang". So now, since the fler lost, all 'deals' are off issit?
Second Finance Minister, Wong Soon Koh said, ".....some areas were flooded......and voters had to travel out by four-wheel drives. This is inconvenient and maybe this is why some of them did not come out". That is so funny isn't it? Maybe Wong's boss, Najib should have spent some millions on mitigating the floods when it was inconveniencing the people of Sibu and not wait to dangle the money as a carrot to vote BN.

And now ladeees and germs.................the award for the Day-Dreamer-Of-The-Week goes to................


Robert Lau Hui Yew


Lau said that he was 'touched' (Star street edition page N8) by the trust and confidence the Prime Minister had placed in him during the by elections. He said he is now 'very close' to the Prime Minister and they could talk like friends. FUUUUUUUYOH!!!

But Mr. Lau, the fler was so confident in you that he had to fork out, or at least promise to, RM23million(?) to try and ensure you win. Anyway, I hope your close friendship lasts la. Good luck.

NIAMAH!!!

People First! Performance Later!

"Lu mahu lima juta kan. Lu mahu lima juta gua mahu Robert Lau menang. Boleh tak? Lu tak payar keluar duit. Gua kena keluar duit."

Najib Razak's idea of 1Malaysia is "we must always bear in mind that it is the people that matters first" .............therefore he goes around by-elections making 'deals' with the people using the people's own money.

Watch this YouTube video! Be careful though. You might vomit out your entire belief in the government, if you still have any left la. You have been warned....




If you are still wondering why the people of Sibu voted for the Oppostion, the evidence is very clear from the 4:09 point of the video. Watch and listen carefully as Najib tells you how he really feels about you the people of Sibu.

On the strength of the evidence in that video alone I think Najib should be investigated and jailed for corruption and money politics. But then he is (still) Perdana Menteri Malaysia.

What a country! Only in Malaysia la! Hahahahahaha.....(vomit)


NIAMAH!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fantastic Fact and Funnies

This is one FARNNEEEEEE guy!

And now ladiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiies and gennermern..........the award for unintentional comedian of the day goes to...................


In the on-going Anwar Ibrahim sodomy trial the fler, when asked if he was a strong supporter of Umno, said..............

“I support Barisan Nasional but my vote was for (Pakatan Rakyat’s) R. Sivarasa and Eliz­abeth Wong in the last general election.”

HUH???

Then this great punchline which wins Saiful the Award.............

He said he did not wash his anus after he was allegedly sodomised by Anwar as he wanted to

“keep the evidence”

Now that is funny!

NIAMAH!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fantastic Fact and Funny


And now ladiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeessssssssss and gentlemen..............the award for the Malaysian Most Out-of-touch With Reality goes to........................

Prof Khaidzir of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

The learned Professor when asked about teenagers loitering said..........now don't burst your gut laughing ok?.............

“We must have community centres where these teenagers can engage in light activities such as playing carrom, jamming and exercising.”


NIAMAH!!!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Fantastic Funny

The Proton Exora

For years now we have all joked about what crappy cars they make. Now, PROTON have also proven that they have a crappy sense of humour. In Page 13 of the street version of The Sun (which I would have scanned for you if my crappy Epson CX3500 hadn't died on me) there is a full-paged advertisment for Proton's EXORA. The headline reads.........

"The kids were about to terrorize me. But thankfully this time I was prepared. I came armed with an Exora."

A wonderfully creative headline don't you think given the current times? Good laugh? Have a great weekend folks!

NIAMAH!!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Fantastic fact

When I read the story in The Star today I almost couldn't believe my eyes. It was reported that Hulu Selangor Umno Youth has lodged a police report alledging that PKR had handed out cash and gifts to win votes during the recent by-election. Like WHAT THE FUCK???!!! What do you call this then?
The Hulu Selangor Umno Youth media unit chairman Mohd Jefrin Mattu was discontented because he had received, among other things, photographs of ".....Dr Wan Azizah handing out school bags to children and adults but there is no way to see what was inside". Jefrin was also upset because "there were also photographs of Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and exco member Elizabeth Wong handing out “gifts” "

It's ironic. It's stupid. It's childish. It's.....I also don't know what to say la except...

NIAMAH!!!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Woo Hoo!!! Christmas will be early!

Beloved Mr. Prime Minister can we have .... please!

I really must tabik the good people of Sibu. They learn really fast. I guess they must have been following the process of the Hulu Selangor by-elections and picked up some tips.

Today on the front page of The Star there is a photo of a garlanded Najib holding up some cards presented to him by the people of Sibu who are asking him for early Christmas presents. The card Najib is holding clearly shows the specific request by a young member of the Sibu community.

"We dream to have a university in Sibu" the card read.

And I am sure that the people of Sibu will get one really soon too. Provided the Barisan Nasional win the election there. Isn't that how it happens? Hmmm...I wonder how many millions it will take to win this election in Sibu for Umno and the Barisan Nasional? Hulu Selangor school only got RM3million. This one university you know.

But anyway, Sibu people good luck and I hope you get all the development you need and deserve. After all it is really your money too isn't it?

Niamah!!!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

YOU are the cause of the problem.

Aminulrasyid Azman, 14, shot dead by Malaysian police last Monday


The Sunday Star front-paged a story today.

"Concern over teenagers hanging out late at night".

Many people who read this story think that the state in trying to protect its actions on the recent police shooting of a 14 year-old boy is, in the words of a commenter, "turn (ing) the table on the shooting to make it a youth problem" now.

My friend, U-En wrote a letter to The Star which they may or may not print. I have his permission to post the letter here. Read and circulate as needed please. Go to U-En's blog HERE

(The Star did not print U-En's letter. They printed this one instead.)

Sir,

Has civic responsibility failed to such an extent that we do not recognise the idea of subjecting adolescents to a national curfew, with their identity cards to be checked by "social workers or police after 11pm" (Concern over teenagers hanging out late at night, May 2) as reactionary, authoritarian and unconstitutional?

I should have thought it obvious enough that a parent's duty to his or her child includes educating that child in personal responsibility and safety. To relegate even a part of that duty to the state, beyond national education, is a ludicrous admission that Malaysians are on a very basic level unfit to be parents.

Maybe this is so; and maybe we are so morally feeble that our first instinct when faced with children staying out late is to assume it is a "growing phenomenon" -- some kind of crime or anti-social "indulgence" -- and without really proving our case we react in typical knee-jerk fashion by appealing to some form of sweeping national policy.

Why? Is it because we lack the backbone to stand up as good examples for our own young? Are we incapable of discipline?

And who are we really to demand that our children do as we say when we fail so spectacularly to maintain even rudimentary standards of civil behaviour (let alone serve as good examples) on the road, in shopping complexes, other public spaces and even at home?

Really the only way to "police" minors effectively is to have them do it themselves. They must be taught to tell right from wrong and to choose the right path of their own volition: anything else would be fatuous tyranny that does nothing but ridicule authority in general, and the only way we can achieve this is to act responsibly ourselves.

A chief responsibility right now is to recognise that children will undoubtedly make mistakes, as will we -- such is the nature of being human -- but whatever the case no child should have to fear being shot in the head, no matter what time it is.

Ultimately if we treat the young without respect, we lose all right to expect any in return.

U-En Ng
Kuala Lumpur

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