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Monday, November 11, 2013

Some juicy bits you might have missed

I read this headline in yesterday's edition of The Malaysian Insider......

The Malay rulers: To be feared or respected?

I don't know about being feared since I have no experience in that area. But being respected. Do we respect them? Sure...
, if they walked into a room I would respectfully stand up to welcome them. Sure, I would never use coarse language in their presence. Sure, I would even pull to the side as their motorcade comes howling by. But RESPECT? Hmmmm...I am not so sure. What have I, as a ordinary citizen got to go by? Other than the good princess, the consort of the Sultan of Johor who regularly goes to the ground to do good work for the less fortunate residents of the state, I cannot remember the last time I've ever heard of another member of Malaysian royalty doing anything that I would respect them for. Don't get me wrong. Perhaps they all go about doing wonderful work on the quiet and the Malaysian media never give them space or time. And if that is the case how do we know if they are deserving of respect? Right or not?
This headline in The Malay Mail made me...I also don't know what la.

PM tells ‘silent majority’ to drown out extremists

Najib said, "diversity should be celebrated and the right to co-exist should be defended. We cannot afford to allow voices of extremism to dominate the political discourse."

This is the most schizophrenic prime minister we've ever had.
Why is it that whenever our government is questioned about anything, some moronic YB or other will quickly draw comparison between us and something else. Remember the old joke about us being better than Ghana? And of course our petrol is ch
eaper than (insert country name here). Our sugar is cheaper than (you know the drill)

 The latest "comparison" is when the minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Shahidan Kassim said that the RM2.2million electricity bill for the PM's official residence last year was "among the lowest in the world"!!!

But when pressed further Shahidan said that he needed more time to compare Seri Perdana's utility bill with other official residences in the world.

Yes I am sure he will find some other banana republic to compare us to.

But for those of us Malaysians still struggling to come to terms with paying more for petrol and our daily meals Shahidan had one last barb to stick under our fingernails. He said that the multi-million Ringgit utility bills for the PM and DPM residences were because of the "frugal" system adopted.

There you go folks. So don't be so spendthrift okay. Full story HERE
"Why should the marginalised support a political system if it only widens the gap between the rich and the poor?" - Najib Razak, Prime Minister, Malaysia.

Yes, Najib. Why indeed. And while you're at it, why is it that after so many years
of affirmative action by the BN government, Malays remain the poorest in the country?
You got the answer?
People of various races (must) embrace two fundamentals of harmony - work together in a strong bond of friendship and allowing richness of culture to flourish. - Najib Razak, prime minister.

 Anybody knows what that means exactly? Thank you.
Deputy Finance Minister, Ahmad Maslan says that GLC's have been directed to spend more advertising money with Umno-linked newspapers Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian. Why? The YB says it's because "Malay language newspapers must receive mo...
re support in light of their “struggle” for the country

I am now struggling to understand that logic from one of Putrajaya's finest.
Now ya'all have a great week ahead ya'hear?



Anonymous said...

What do you expect when our government politicians especially from UMNO/BN are a bunch of morons,clowns & idiots?

Anonymous said...

what about: "although he signed the documents, he cannot be held accountable for any mistake, misleading information or inaccuracy"?

Anonymous said...

‘This is the most schizophrenic prime minister we've ever had.’


Najib just read what the speech writer wrote. The content is blur to him – not his job, that’s the proof-reader’s.

He IS not blur-sotong, but trying VERY hard to play both sides – domestic & international. Domestically, his speech writers bounce on race, religion to the right. Internationally, same thing, except trying to keep to the middle.

Right-wingers within M’sia cheer him on, to his self vainglorious appeal & secured PMship.

Outsiders, who are those not in the know of M’sia scene, think he is a reasonable man.

Win win Ma!!!

That’s why the PR consultants r so in dispensable for him. He would be NAKED without them!

Anonymous said...

This piece of idiotic news from Ahmad Maslan worth a Niamah mention:

Frogger said...

Please respect our PM and 1st Lady who are the most frugal leader according to BN:

Anonymous said...

Be careful Patrick.

Perkasa is find all the excuse to prosecute you for not showing respect to their rulers.

Anonymous said...


From a young age, I have been brought up to respect and love our sultans and Agung.

For a long time, I neither questioned nor doubted their edicts and actions.

Over the last few years, I have caught myself questioning the role of the Agung and the sultans.

I do not understand why they have remained silent as their subjects suffer being marginalised due to race and religion.

I have always trusted in the wisdom and power of the throne and yet, I have not a single word from my Agung or my sultan to ease my fears and worries. Why?

Anonymous said...

Some words come out from prime minister, Najib R mouth are meant for foreign media for not Malaysian.

AFMasuk said...

Khairy Jamaluddin said that the controversial K-Pop concert organised during the National Youth Day 2012 celebration was meant to attract the participation of Chinese youths.

First mistake, KJ implied that Chinese youths are attracted to scantily dressed woman. Second mistake, KJ implied that the K-Pop bands are attracting youths just because they are scantily dressed. 3rd mistake, KJ implied that Malay youths are attracted to Bersih along with Chinese youths, while Ministers insisted it was a Chinese based event. I need not go on.

zain said...

The NST and its sycophantic gang of copy writers (never journalists) are not sincere in their apology. Their fabricated article was intended to demonise Bersih 2.0 and the other NGOs.

They are totally incapable of understanding that the process of criticising the government is the raison d'etre of any opposing parties in a thriving democracy. The lack of the ability to criticise is the first step to dictatorship.

Maria said...

The whole JB town is full of illegal posters, signages by loansharks, and yet MBJB did not bother to clean them up for years.... just look at those graffiti on Jln Ibrahim in JB town centre...and when an artist drew something that is very reflective of what is happening in JB (high crime), especially taman molek area (where the drawing was), MBJB very "effectively" and "efficiently" cleaned it up.

UBAH for a better Malaysia come PRU 14!!!!

Anonymous said...


Please wear helmet if you are going to Serdang Hospital.

Ceiling collapsed 4 times already!

Nik Harun said...

The BN government has spent a whopping RM7.2 billion since 2009 to hire private consultants for national projects, the Finance Ministry has disclosed, despite the 1.4 million civil servants in its employment. The ministry revealed a gradual rise in the bills for private consultancy firms from RM1.3 billion in 2009 — the year Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak took office — to RM1.63 billion in 2010, followed by RM1.8 billion in 2011, RM1.82 billion in 2012 and RM722 million from January to October this year.

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Anonymous said...

Zunar's latest comic book "The Pirate of the Carry-BN" is good!

Go buy it!

Anonymous said...


注释:BN=Barang Naik

Legoman said...

Ernest Zacharevic has done a fantastic service for all Malaysians. His art has shown what is terribly wrong in Malaysia.. i.e. the true picture what is actually happening here. All discontent not to the liking of the powers-that-be will be censored and this doesn't include art but sadly many other areas too. I hope he will continue his works here, not only for the locals but also to the attention of the world which incidentally happen with the Lego art in Johor. Ernest Zacharevic should be given a permanent residence status in Malaysia for his contribution to the state of Penang.

finasputera said...

The minority chinese have for decades been suppressed, oppressed, discriminated, insulted and deprived and they would do well to learn to stand on their own like a tree when obstructed will grow strong roots, resilient and still grow twisting up to reach the sky (for the outside world is your oyster) just like the two Golden Horse achievers in Taiwan. Those minority who are successful and talented should graciously and kindly help those less fortunate at home to advance and emigrate if possible. Learn from those who for decades are unsuccessful and still not to beg from them for it is not forthcoming or only in form of alms or pittance. Just leave the place to those supremacist bigots and God to decide if He is known to be fair, just, merciful and righteous. Producer David Teo should be ashamed of himself for producing low quality crap to satisfy the malay audience.

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