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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Magic pills for kids in schools

The Star front-paged a story today about schools in several states where "magic pills" were being sold to the students with the promise that the pills will make them smarter and do well in exams. 

WTF!!! Yes, that was exactly my reaction when I read the headline story. 

According to The Star report the promoters claim that the “get smart” pills, named Dimensi 108, which are marketed as food supplements, can alter children’s behaviour to make them more obedient and hard-working as well as resistant to illnesses. If any parent discovered that someone was peddling pills (magic or otherwise) to their kids they'd flip. Of course. But the most scary thing is not just the pills-peddling but that one headmistress actually condones the whole thing saying that most parents merely misunderstood and that the pills were food supplements to help pupils concentrate and build energy for the upcoming examination. She said “The product also has the endorsement of the Malaysian Federation of the Council of Headmasters, meaning that it has been approved by the Health and Education ministries”. Now if that doesn't scare the shit out of you I don't know what will.


Parents who can afford to take their kids out of national schools but have not yet done so for whatever reasons are surely going to be thinking even harder about the options now. 


Magic pills for school children approved by the ministries of Education and Health???!!! And remember, these pills also make people "more obedient". I wonder when the government will be giving these magic pills to the Rakyat disguised as 1Malaysia something or other. Beware strangers bearing gifts when the next election comes around.


NIAMAH!!!

p/s No I didn't buy The Star. Read it for free while waiting for my car to be serviced. Heh heh heh......

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guess the government will only act on it when deaths occur. So typical.

Tanda Hormat said...

BN flers ought to give the Samrt Pill Dimensi 108 a try as they must have missed in in their primary school days.

Bung Mokhtar and Nazri should take double the dosage so that they would not utter nonsense in the parliament to show their stupidity.

Tiger said...

Better reserve those pills for the Cabinet first.
They need it more than normal folks.

Kepala Otak said...

Najib said Malaysia is a land of Endless Possibilities and this is one of them. Not surprised.

Anonymous said...

People like Shabery Cheek are not patriots – they just want other people to think they are patriots.

Other patriotic Malaysians are expected sacrifice themselves first while pretend-patriots like Shabery Cheek can enjoy the ill-gotten gains from plundering a nation.

Pretend-patriots like Shabery Cheek reminds me of that old Three Stooges skit where Moe, the leader of the Stooges, declares that he will defend some position or a fort or something to the very drop of his men’s blood.

Anonymous said...

Patrick, I note that a few reputable consumer product companies also engage in this type of advertising, claiming their food product (eg milk) enhances brain performance, something to do with "gangliosides" (whatever this is) and showing young kids in their adverts with good academic results, happy parents etc. Is this type of advertising ethical? I know it is not in many other countries. Another example: do we have have scientific data to prove that drinking a certain brand of "essence of chicken" enhances memory? REALLY????

Anonymous said...

I see a Nobel Prize winner from Malaysia in the very near future, a global scientific breakthrough and sensation.

What a wonderful Merdeka present for Malaysia!

Anonymous said...

Our politicians should take the pills too.

Aidil Yunus said...

Ridhuan Tee and Suhaimi Baba ought to give this smart pill a try.

Ibrahim Ali should have a kenduri for his Perkasa members to have a mass eating ceremony of Pill Dimensi 108.

After that there will be less stupid issues for Niamah to make fun.

A Bad Boy said...

Patrick,

This is absolutely one of the most unbelievable things I have ever encountered.

I cannot believe that the Ministry of Education has condoned this.

We should demand the scientific proof behind these pills.

Mind you, there are smart drugs but to the best of my knowledge they cost a lot more than RM5 per packet.

Unless, the purveyors of these so-called smart drugs can prove that there is hard scientific evidence to back up their claims, they should be going to jail.

n fact, both the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health should be investigating this immediately.

Anonymous said...

wow.. they should make it compulsory supplement for umno members... because they are know not to have brain...

milosevic said...

Shuhaimi Baba, I have a problem. I wrote a second-rate novel about a brave Malaysian film director who was despised for her creative talents by an ignorant population.

Believing in her creative ability, she managed to impress top government ministers that she had a worthwhile cause. The wise government took great risks and used its moral influence and sometimes arm-twisting power to get cinemas to screen her movies.

Once everyone saw the movie, they appreciated the talent of the director and the wisdom of the government. Everyone lived happily ever after.

Shuhaimi, everybody thinks my book is stupid and has no artistic value. I disagree with them, and think there is a deliberate attempt to stigmatise my book.

Could you please use your influence and promote my book? Maybe you can persuade the government to enforce a policy requiring all children to use this book in all secondary schools. With good instruction, they will get to love it. Please help your fellow artist.

Serpico said...

It’s fantastic that Chua Soi Lek agree with the principle of artistic and information freedom in Tanda Putera. Congratulations on your epiphany. Now, please tell your good friend Khairy to screen Amir Muhammad’s Last Communist and The Big Durian to let people decide for themselves the truth. In fact, the information dept should organise open air screenings of these films nationwide, especially in Johor. And don’t forget to screen Global Watch’s documentary open air all over Sarawak. Go ahead, let’s celebrate the people’s freedom to decide!!!!

Zul said...

Tanda Putera is a movie funded by the govt with specific agenda. If you feel it is worth your time and money then watch it. After all this is not the first nor the last movie of this nature.

Read the movie review here before you watch:

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/sideviews/article/tanda-putera-imparts-no-value-whatsoever-zikri-kamarulzaman

Anonymous said...

Someone has compiled the errors in Tanda Putera here:

https://twitter.com/maidilm/status/373273833194541056/photo/1

Anonymous said...

Why are you surprised. There is a pill for everything if you are able to play the role of God.

Anonymous said...

Nazri claimed that it is a 'fact' that a few Chinese caused the 513 incident.
Where is the evidence that support his claimed?

There are academic research with supporting fact that say otherwise. No?
Did he based his opinion on the interpretation of Suhaimi Baba's movie?
Did the research cover documents from the Public Records Office in London?
Has Nazri read the book "May 13: Declassified Documents on the Malaysian Riots of 1969" by Kua Kia Soong?

If it was only a few individual Chinese who were responsible for the May 13 then, why are the Chinese now still continuing to pay for it? Why then the BN administration ignored the call to declassified the official document/record on 513? Why can't an independent panel / RCI set up to unveil the truth?

Looking at Tanda Putera, I feel ashamed to be a Malay. A new Daihatsu lorry was used in the film, do we have Daihatsu in Malaysia then? There was CCTV, do we have it in Malaysia in 1969? The greatest shame was, there was a Proton Iswara, in 1969?

That is why, when you want to tell a lie, tell a good one, just, do not insult the intelligence of Malaysians! We are offended and it is really a shame to the Government for producing such a sloppy film!

wajib tayang said...

Funny how the director has stated that they have taken certain artistic liberties with the portrayal of certain facts in the movie and Nazri comes out saying those were 'well-researched facts.' The jokes on you BN, at least be consistent with statements, will you? Enjoy your Tandas Putera because like the sponsors who funded this garbage, it's going down the drain and quickly forgotten.

MIG said...

If only suhaimi Baba could take the smart pill dimensi 108, her film would not be so F@#% up.

Anonymous said...

Ever since Mahathir sacked Anwar in 1998, the legitimacy of UMNO as the sole representative of the Malays has been put to doubt. What is more, easy access to internet means debunking what is contained in the MSM. Many writers argued that with the emergence of urban Malays as a separate class capable of independent thinking may well cause the downfall of UMNO. In this regard, Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud along with Zairil Khir Johari, etc, etc belongs to this new Malay class. DAP’s aspiration suits their ideology of universalism.

Anonymous said...

Ever since Mahathir sacked Anwar in 1998, the legitimacy of UMNO as the sole representative of the Malays has been put to doubt. What is more, easy access to internet means debunking what is contained in the MSM. Many writers argued that with the emergence of urban Malays as a separate class capable of independent thinking may well cause the downfall of UMNO. In this regard, Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud along with Zairil Khir Johari, etc, etc belongs to this new Malay class. DAP’s aspiration suits their ideology of universalism.

Eric Khoo said...

The intention of the Tanda Putera is just to victimise Chinese while trying to glorify evil UMNO, so it's not surprising that there are many flaws, in fact we all know what kind of quality that UMNO can produced, what surprise me is even rubbish movie like this cost 4 mils taxpayers money.

Did Proton sponsor the movie? Proton Iswara was featured in Tanda Putera.

bryan said...

Rebrand it as 1-M and get puan Rosmammy to endorse it or has she been using it already ,no wonder her hubby is sooo smart..think our cabinet needs all the cerebral boost it can get..actually everything will work for those with blank canvasses for minds.

shukor said...

I bet Tunku Abdul Rahman is rolling in the grave on Tanda Putera for he knows the people that caused may 13 and they are umno warlords.

Anonymous said...

Bro,

I am not surprised that the "magic" pills are approved by the Education Ministry. Just take a look at the Education Minister and you can surely understand why his Ministry approved the "magic" pill.

P/S: I need to take the "magic" pill because I need to control my puking after taking a look at the Edu Minister's face.

Steve said...

The headmaster became smarter after taken the magic pill himself. He endorses and promotes it and happily collects huge commission. At least 90% profit if it's only just sweet

Anonymous said...

After all these measures to check escalating national deficits (who created them in the first place?) - at the year end, the Government had better not declare hearty bonuses and backdated salary increments for civil servants. Some of us rakyat in private sectors have been 'suffering' for the last few years with static pay and zero bonuses. It looks set to get worse.

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Otai said...

Why the seller of this wonder pills are never punished?

Are they on the 'approved vendor list' of Ministry of Education?

Anonymous said...

common la, dap is giving malaysian swine extract, this smart pill is nothing, the government is better giving herbal pills to rakyat. Is giving 'swine' good for dap, the swine flesh eater, do not go around the whole country spreading swine extracts in flour, sardine, cooking oil.... all your products contain babi flesh and bones....

Anonymous said...

the Star is not precise on the fact, you Patrick make it even worse, if you want to smack people, get somebody to smack you first because a lot of swine diners are like you, talking about bad behavior but you possessing worst one. you why ...because all swine diners act at least just like you ..

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