One of the alleged demonstrators showing his alleged wounds suffered after being attacked by alleged hooligans.
There is a really funny story in the front page of The Sun today titled, "No checks, please: EC"
The Elections Commission was giving its agreement to some of the proposals made by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on electoral reforms. But the funny bit is this.
The commission is against letting a PSC monitor the implementation of the recommendations to the EC!
Isn't this like a childish, foot-stomping reaction by the EC? Okay la, I agree to your proposals but why you must come and check that I am implementing the changes?
The EC chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said that this was because such monitoring would impinge on the commission's position and independence!!!???
Errrr....Mr. chairman how would that be possible? Somebody watching to make sure you do your job properly would impinge on your independence? Please explain nicely to us dumb members of the Rakyat can ah?
The award for the funniest ironic statement from a minister goes to Hishammuddin Hussein today. For saying......
"We are a progressive country and demonstrations are normal in a democracy, it is a global culture. This rally is just about people who want to gather, so it's really not an issue."
PHWAAAAR!!! Damn good, right? Same bird but can sing so many different songs, man. Tabik! But I am fantasising that the minister must have added somewhere that should some baargers come and wallop you during the demonstrations then you cannot expect sympathy la. But of course our police people will arrive on the scene in less than 6 minutes. After the baargers who beat you up have gone la. But we will investigate. That one we sure do one. Trussssssssssst me. Hahahahaha...sorry.
This next funny is really laughable and scary too.
The Malaysian Parliament yesterday passed 8 laws in one day!!!
(I couldn't find this story in the online version of The Sun http://www.thesundaily.my/ but it's in the street version page 04)
I am sure you all have read reports or seen the video of the students being attacked by a gang of hooligans while holding a rally in Dataran Merdeka. This funny appeared in The Sun today.
The deputy higher eduation minister Saifuddin Abd. has urged the police to investigate the allegations of the attacks against the students. But I would have thought that from just watching the online videos and talking to people who were there would be enough reason for the police flers to start doing some investigations. No ah? So funny one. Deputy minister must come out and URGE ah? Damn farniee, right?
PTPTN or no PTPTN? This issue has been in the news for the past couple of weeks.
Got PTPTN, some people say it gets abused. Students use the money to buy stuff instead of what the money was intended for.
No PTPTN then people say a lot of Malaysian students will not be able to afford tertiary education.
To me it all seems to be a matter of poor system control especially in the collection department. PTPTN gives out loans but does not seem to have a viable system of collection in place after all these years. Funny la. The amount runs into the billions. But nobody seems interested to recover it.
Then there are many people who support the Opposition view that education, up to tertiary level, should be the FREE right of every Malaysian citizen. But last night a friend mentioned to me that instead of campaigning for free education people should campaign for BETTER QUALITY education. If the quality is lousy WAFFOR? Give me free osso I don't want, right? Which is actually is what is happening right now. True?
Have a nice weekend, folks and...
If you have not registered to vote by now you have done your country and your fellow-Malaysians a great disservice! And I hope you have a rotten weekend.