Come be my Valentine. I have a HOT babe waiting for you down here.
Yes it has been quite a long time since I last updated Niamah!!! My apologies for the delay. I really don't know why I have not had any inclination to blog the last month or so. I know that there has been so many things happening in our country that warrant some comment or other. But I was just feeling too frustrated and lazy to write about them. Thankfully, they were more than adequately covered by many other online writers. Yes, and the Chinese New Year holidays didn't do anything to spur my need to Niamah!!! During the period it was usually more Yam Seng!!! than Niamah!!! Thank goodness. Now that Chinese New Year is over and most of the noisy fire-cracker shows have ended we back to focusing on things like the perennial evils of Valentine's Day. We seem to hear the same thing year in year out don't we? It is kind of tiring really. Especially since those flers really have nothing new to add. Oh wait! There is something in today's news. In an apparent effort to invoke fear of the Almighty's displeasure, JAKIM has issued a warning to the faithful that sending out an invitation to "be my Valentine" may invoke God's wrath! How? Well, I was thinking of trying to explain what I read in The Malaysian Insider story but gave up halfway. It's best that you read for yourself the 'logic' behind the learned pronouncements by Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) as well as Federal Territory Islamic Department (Jawi) HERE.
Another issue that has got Malaysians riled up in recent weeks has been the announcement of the 1Care health care insurance proposal. An across-the-board 10% deduction from the salaries of all employees has been proposed to fund this new health care system which we are told is based almost entirely on the system used in the United Kingdom. Not that you and me and 99% of the Malaysian Rakyat know what that means la. Most Malaysians just zoom in on the fact that another 10% of their salary is set to be cut from an already shrinking ability to cope with the rising cost of living in the country. Which brings into question our government's usual way of announcing these things. The rule seems to be announce first la. We think and formulate the details later la. Which results in all sorts of accusations and misunderstandings.
Deduct 10% salary. Mandatory. No choice one.
HA??? HOW CAN? I ALREADY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO EVEN GET BY NOW WANT TO DEDUCT ANOTHER 10%? WHAT THE FUCK?
No la. Just talking only. We not yet decide la.
Only can consult doctor 6 times a year. GP only ok? And cannot choose doctor one. You sick, we tell you which doctor you will see.
HA? HOW CAN? 6 TIMES A YEAR? WHAT IF I GET SICK MORE TIMES?
No, no, no it's not like that one.
Errr... actually nothing is finalised yet. Don't worry. We explain later.
WHAT THE FUCK!
We are still at proposal stage. So don't worry. We can discuss nicely, nicely later okay?
THEN WHY THE FUCK TELL ME BITS AND PIECES AND MAKE ME UPSET? THINK I GOT NOTHING ELSE TO WORRY ABOUT AH?
Errr...actually the YB say ah...all decided already. It is going to happen. Whether you like it or not.
WHAT THE FUCK!!!
You get my drift? That seems to be the way Kerajaan Malaysia does things of late. Think of an idea. Announce first. Think about details later. If people don't make noise then good lor. Then we can take our time and fuck things up in our own time. We will appear to be doing something good and maybe we can make some money for ourselves in the process.
If the people complain and make noise then we back-track. And then announce to the people that we are listening to them because we are a government for the people ma. Rakyat Diutamakan. Yay! So vote for us lor.
For me this year of the Dragon came with the final realisation that we as Malaysians, after 50+ years of Independence have become a nation of people who are cynical and suspicious of everything our government does. Or doesn't do. Right or not?
1Care = Ha! See la! Which crony is going to make some money here?
Valentine's Day = Okay, time to stir up some religious action to keep the rakyat divided and weak.
KFC punch-up = Malay flers beating up Chinese fler. Nobody focuses on the fact that it is just a case of abominable customer service and demand an apology from KFC!
See? Now you can understand why I've not been here for a long time. Even to think about these things can die one la.