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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Be Angry!

If you have been incensed by what happened during the past few weeks concerning the statutory rape cases involving a national bowler with a 'bright' future and more recently an electrician and a 12-year old girl, read this article. Get angry. Do something. Write to your Member of Parliament. Write to the newspapers. Write online. Make your voices heard.


Double standards in sentencing

Brave New World

There are times we hail court decisions and there are times we find them bizarre. But if we ignore the incredible disparities in some court decisions, it is only at our own peril.
HOSLAN Hussein gets one year in jail for inaccurately chucking (he missed) his slippers at a judge. Noor Afizal Azizan gets a fine and zero jail time for raping a 13-year-old girl.
It boggles the mind. Hoslan’s sentence, in my view, was very harsh and over the top.
But even if one were to believe that the sanctity of the courts is so fragile that a punitively deterrent punishment is required for the flinging of footwear, it is impossible to ignore the incongruous disparity in the punishments meted out to these two men for crimes of such vastly different seriousness.
Much has been said about the judge’s unbelievable comment when sentencing Noor Afizal. Apparently being a national bowler with a bright future is enough to let you escape jail time for rape.
Actually, what is this “bright future” the judge is thinking about? The man is a child rapist; he confessed to it. He should not be allowed to represent the country in anything at all.
And in case you think there are mitigating issues in this case, namely that the sexual act was supposedly consensual, allow me to argue otherwise.
In this case, the girl was under the age of consent. This means the crime committed is statutory rape. The issue of consent does not even arise in such cases.
The reason for this is because we as a society have long ago determined that the young girls of our community deserve protection.
It does not matter in the slightest that children mature at different rates; what matters is that in general, this society believes that girls under the age of 16 are not yet ready to make decisions regarding their own sexual activity.
There are mental, psychological and also physiological elements to this need for protection.
The sexual act by itself could have implications for a child’s well-being, but a child from our society would surely be traumatised in the event that she got pregnant and had to face either childbirth or abortion.
Furthermore in immature bodies, the experience can also be seriously harmful physically.
I use the term “a child from our society” because I realise the age of consent will differ from nation to nation and culture to culture.
But in the case of statutory rape, there is no room for comparative anthropology. What matters is what we value for our girls.
I always believe that Malaysians care for our children. We want them to have a sound and safe childhood so that they can go to school and build a strong foundation for their future.
This is why we want to protect them for as long as possible, for it is this safety that helps to establish an environment where they can mature and flourish at a pace which we believe is healthy.
The judge in making his decision could not possibly have been thinking about this bigger picture. For if he had, he would have realised that his judgment was not only about Noor Afizan and the girl he violated, but also about all the girls in this country and our collective concern for them.
He has in effect dealt a blow to one of the few noble values that the people of this country universally accept — that our children should be cared for and be protected.

Interesting read....

Subject: Interesting Facts about Religions
One Christ, One Bible, One Religion BUT the Latin Catholic will not
enter Syrian Catholic Church.

These two will not enter Marthoma Church.

These three will not enter Pentecost Church.

These four will not enter Salvation Army Church.

These five will not enter Seventh Day Adventist Church.

These six will not enter Orthodox Church.

These seven will not enter Jacobite church.

Like this there are 146 castes in Kerala alone, each will not go to
the other's church to pray...!
So much for One Christ, One Bible, One Jehova... What a unity!


One Allah, One Quran, One Nebi....!

BUT, Shia and Sunni cannot see eye to eye and kill each other anywhere
and everywhere.
The Shia will not go to Sunni Mosque.
These two will not go to Ahamadiya Mosque.
These three will not go to Sufi Mosque.
These four will not go to Mujahiddin mosque...
There are 13 castes in Muslims and these brothers can't share their
places of worship.
The brothers have been killing / bombing / conquering/ murdering /
raping each other in the name of Islam for the last 500 years, since
the day Islam existed..!
They have never been or never will be at peace with Jews or Christians
in the name of religion, yet all 3 pray to the same God of Abraham.

The American attack on the Muslim land of Iraq and Afghanistan is
fully supported by all the Muslim countries around them!
One Allah, One Quran, One Nebi....! Great unity!
All Muslims are not Terrorists, but all Terrorists are Muslims! and60%
of all victims of Muslim terrorism are Muslims.


1,280 Religious Books, 10,000 Commentaries, more than one lakh
sub-commentaries for these foundation books, 330 million gods, variety
of Aacharyas,
thousands of Rishies, hundreds of languages... still everyone goes to
Hindus never quarreled each other for the last ten thousand years in
The name of religion.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A really funny Sunday funnie

 Got meh? I am not aware osso.

Recently, we all read from an online news portal that the government was offering cash incentives for students to attend Merdeka Day events. Wave flags, sing songs etc. I think it was RM100 plus a T-shirt or something like that in return for attending various events to wave flags and show some manufactured patriotism. Today in The Malaysian Insider it was reported that Putrajaya has denied that there is any such thing. The announcement was made by Gerakan president and minister, Koh Tsu Koon who said, "I am not aware of this. The National Unity and Integration Department is mobilising members of Jiran Muda, who are part of the Rukun Tetangga. We give them transportation and food. That’s all."

The funny part is that we've all been aware that Koh Tsu Koon has been unaware of anything for a very long time. No meh? Hee hee hee...


Monday, August 20, 2012

Paper Crane, a musical. In Penang. Soon!

Paper Crane, a musical

will be opening in the 

on Saturday, 25 August, 2012.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Selamat Hari Raya

Here's wishing Muslims everywhere...


May the blessings of ALLAH be upon you all.

Stay safe. Be happy.

Friday, August 17, 2012

 Innocent ah? You prove to us first la.

Ya it's been quite some time since Niamah!!! was updated. Busy making a living la. Sorry ah.  But today I found 2 funnies in The Star which incidentally I have stopped buying on a regular basis. Cut down expenses lor.  Anyway...

Funny #1

After much hype and protests by various NGO's, businesses and netizens the amended Evidence Act recently passed by Parliament remains in force. For those who don't already know, this amendment assumes you are guilty until proven innocent for everything that is posted on your Internet site. Whether posted by you or posted by anyone who is able to access your site, leave comments, make postings etc. If it appears on your page you are GUILTY. A couple of days ago a campaign for repealing this unfair law was activated on the Internet. The campaign called for all netizens to have an Internet Blackout Day. It garnered participation and support from individuals, NGO's as well as business corporations. But it apparently didn't go any good. Today the government announced that it was keeping the amended law. Nothing would change. And who did they pick to make the announcement? None other than Rais Yatim. Malaysians' best online "pal".  But what is funny is the way Yorais made this announcement.

It might make some sense to a lawyer but to an ordinary Malaysian like myself...HUH??? So what you're saying, Yorais, is "don't worry la. We are not presuming you are guilty. We are just presuming what is on your blog/Facebook/Twitter is FACT. So unless you can prove that it is're GUILTY la. Faham tak?" 

Funny #2

Malaysia is truly a SPORTS loving nation. We promote sports all the time. We just have our own special way of doing it. The latest example of our rather unique efforts in promoting sports and grooming talented Malaysians for international sports is reported in The Star today.  It was announced that ...

"The national diving squad can now look forward to better things as Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek has allocated RM800,000 to refurbish the National Aquatic Centre."

Wow! This is so typical of the way this government does things, isn't it?  They are basically saying to all the Malaysian sportsmen and sportswomen, "You go and win some medals first la. If you win then maybe we consider giving some money and support to you and your sport. Okay?"

Question. If the national aquatic centre needed refurbishing why was it not refurbished? You mean if Pandelela had not won an Olympic medal the centre would not be refurbished? What kind of logic is that?

Yup! That is the BN Malaysian Way. You want support ah? Show us first la. Bring back some Olympic medals first.

But then ah, I osso confused la. Lee Chong Wei fought hard and brought home the Silver. So why are millions of ambitious Malaysians still playing badminton on the roadside and under coconut trees? I would have thought some YB would have announced some allocation to build a few hundred thousand in-door badminton courts d. No ah?


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Mid week funnies

 Disrespect? No la. Where got?

Things are usually not very funny mid-week but today seems to be an exception :-)  When I opened my copy of The Sun this morning the first thing that caught my eye was the statement by Tun Zaki Azmi who is the chairman of the Special Commission to Study the Transformation of the Civil Service (did you know that you were paying for something like that? Special commission to study the transformation of the civil service??? What the fuck!!!). 

Anyway, back to the funny bit.  This Tun fler has proposed that traffic offenders be required to pay their fines on the spot or risk having their vehicles seized, clamped or towed. Okay, la I don't even want to laugh at the the complete farce that would very quickly become. What I found funny was this Tun fler's reason for wanting to do this. He said, "Millions of unpaid summonses are being put aside and this shows disrespect for the law. We have to force traffic offenders to respect the law".

This shows disrespect for the law??? Hiyoh! Mr. tun, I think you should sometimes give your driver the day off and experience Malaysian traffic first-hand la. Malaysians stopped respecting traffic laws and traffic police a long, long time ago. And unless things have changed since the last rempit ran a red light, the last motorist parked along a double yellow line, I think the Malaysian police are quite happy or at least nonchalant about that fact. We can't go into the total silliness of this cockamamie idea of yours here but come on la, tun fler. Don't take us for fools can ah? But thanks for the funny today la.

And by the way, how about showing us, law-abiding motorists some respect by not giving discounts for settling traffic summonses? Can ah?


Meanwhile, we folks in Selangor are still having to put up with the water ding-dong sing-song.

Federal government and MCA says WATER CRISIS!!! No more water for Selangor folks. Unless Langat 2 treatment plant is allowed to be built. Selangor government says NO WATER CRISIS!!! The baargers just want to push through building of Langat 2 plant so they can make some money all round. 

So in the middle here, what do we, the consumers and voters do? I don't know about you, but I say fire the asses of those Syabas flers. If you're a private business tasked with providing water for a whole state wouldn't you have planned on capacity management? And seen what was coming much earlier? Instead of ramming stuff down people's throats? Okay la, so the Selangor flers say can and you say cannot. Come out and tell us why la? Okay the main stream media tell us that you flers are right. But then we all know the MSM baagers all on your side, right? So what is the real story?

Eh? Actually, these two stories not so funny la. Quite too lan stories. Right?