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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Where is William?

Lest we forget in the midst of so many things 

happening in our country now...

William is still lost.


Monday, January 14, 2013

MoFo's!!!

The operators of the Kesas Highway make RM19,668,000 every month. That's RM236,016,000 every year. The highway has been collecting toll since 1996. So that's 16 years. Ok allowing for gradual toll rate increases, traffic volume etc. let's say they collect RM200,000,000 a year. That means they have collected perhaps RM3,200,000,000.

From tomorrow ( January 15, 2013) they are giving you and me a 20 sen discount. So come on everybody, get down on your knees and say thank you. Bastards!


NIAMAH!!!

Puke

The statement most likely to make you puke..........

“I feel so sad to see people, especially the older folk, having to struggle and carry buckets of water to their flats. Some even have to carry it to the 10th floor.


“Water is a fundamental right of any human being. We must resolve the basic needs of the people. This is not a political game but about the survival of the people." - Najib Razak at a supermarket in Semenyih.

If he felt so 'sad' and cared so much for the people, I wonder why he wants to wait until he wins the General Elections? Do you know why?

NIAMAH!!!

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday funny

Malaysian highway deals. Talk about handing over stuff on a silver platter!!!

YAY!!! It's Friday! The weekend's here! I knew there'd be some funnies in the media today. And I found a good one when browsing through The Sun this morning.

The story was headlined "West Coast Expressway to cost RM6b".

What's so funny about that you ask. Wait. Doesn't the headline tell you that whoever announced that wanted to make the audience feel that it is such a piece of good news? And true enough the report starts like this....

"The construction cost for the West Coast Expressway, linking Banting, Selangor, to Taiping, Perak, is now 15% lower at RM6 billion compared with the initial estimate of RM7.07 billion a year ago."

Phwaar! So good ah? Save so much money issit? Good la. But then....

"Of course, the highway is also shorter at 233km compared with the earlier construction distance of 316km."

Oh, I see. Errr...so where is the good news? Oh wait ah...got some more...

"The highway project, which is on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis, will also have a shorter concession period of 50 years, compared with the initial reported 60 years."

GREAT!!! Remember we all kicked up such a fuss when we heard about this highway concessionaire being awarded a toll-collection period of 60 years?! Now we endure 10 years less of being fucked up the ass. Huh? What?

"The concession period will be extended for another 10 years if the agreed targeted internal rate of return......is not achieved."

Hahahahahahahaha....I don't know about you but I find this incredibly laughable. The BN government thinks we are stupid or what? Yes they do. And in case you're planning to write to your MP, stage a protest or plan a demonstration at Stadium Merdeka or a place that the PDRM approves of after the Home Minister has okayed somewhere else............

The concession agreement was signed between West Coast Expressway Sdn Bhd and the government on January 2, 2013.

NIAMAH!!!

p/s actually hor? Reading Malaysian news is a good way to diet. It turns you off your food. No?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday funny

We have to tell these idiots some feel-good stories. Ya. Start by telling them mine is this long. The idiots will swallow one.

I guess it is only in Malaysia that something like this can happen. 

Apparently, the local media have been 'instructed' to 'soften people's hearts' and provide more good news to showcase the BN's performance record. Errrr......you do know that the 'local' media
, TV newspapers etc., are all owned by companies linked to political parties in the BN, right? But now we also know that Rais Yatim, the minister of information, really does think we are idiots as he goes as far as to say that the Chinese and Indian communities are to be targeted as they are deemed as not giving enough support to the Barisan Nasional. A minister 'orders' the media to print feel-good stories and highlight the 'successes' of the ruling coalition to try and win the election? In some countries I think that is a crime punishable by jail. But in Malaysia it is merely BIASA la


NIAMAH!!!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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This is tragically funny


Somebody's head must roll for this

Read this also from the Malaysian Insider this morning...

The state Ruler had also instructed the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) and the Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (JAIS) yesterday to take firm action against all groups, including non-Muslims, who continued to question the state fatwa (edict) and a 1988 state law restricting use of the Arabic word.

Take firm action against all groups, including non-Muslims, who continue to question the state fatwa???

Is some editor at MI trying to make Tuanku sound like an out-of-touch, out-of-date, medieval even, kind of tyrant? I think the palace should summon somebody from MI to the palace right away. :-) Or Tuanku should fire whoever it is who's in charge of writing these pronouncements supposedly from his royal lips.

NIAMAH!!!

Do it yourself la!

The world's most clue-less Home Affairs minister perhaps?

I was browsing through The Malaysian Insider this morning when I came across this headline...

Assembly organisers must ensure there is no rioting, says Hishammuddin (Malaysian minister of home affairs)

What the FUCK!!!??? Hishammuddin must the only home minister in the world who puts the onus of maintaining law and order on the ordinary citizens and not on the enforcers of the law like the police. Your police officers should be there to ensure that everything goes smoothly and peacefully and HELP to maintain order you fucking moron!

I didn't even bother to read the rest of the story but you can if you want HERE.


NIAMAH!!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Like a bloody schoolyard fight la!

When the DAP announced their fuck-up at the party polls where a Malay member's votes were wrongly counted and left out of the line-up I expected that DAP would get deservedly and royally fucked. And they were. I mean what opposing political party or politician would miss out on a chance like that handed out on a silver platter. You know the normal drill la...

Don't know how to count ah?
Like that how to form government?
DAP is racist party la.
DAP form government Malays sure die one.

Politicians catering to the lowest levels.


So for me it was a same shit, different day kind of feeling. Until this morning when I read in the online Star that Mahathir allegedly said that if the party could not even tabulate the votes in its own election, it should not aspire to form the government.

Aiyoh! When I read that I almost fell over. That is such a juvenile thing to say that it is totally unbecoming of a man so many insist on calling a statesman. 


Okay if that is the way the Tun is suggesting that we look at things let's start something like this.

If Umno and BN can't even................(please insert what you think appropriate) then how can they ......................... (please insert what you think appropriate)

NIAMAH!!!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Vision 2020. Believe it or not.

Mahathir promised that Malaysia would achieve developed nation status by 2020. What does that mean? Really. Here is a layman's explanation of Vision 2020. Read it and worry. Why should your Monday be any better than mine? Hahahahaha...



In its own way: Let me try my hand at explaining. The Mamak (that's Tun Dr. Mahathir to you - ed.) said we will achieve RM 17k per capita in Wawasan 2020. Najib lowered the bar and said "High Income Nation at RM 15k per capita" instead. Factoring inflation using gold as the bench mark (deflation of RM relative to gold over past 40 years), at RM 15K in 2020, we are worse off than our per capita GDP in 2009. Meaning our per capita in 2009 can buy more stuff than RM 15 k per capita in 2020. So in our own way, we guarantee you are worse off than before. To achieve that, we print RM like crazy to create inflation and skim off the money today to let you pay the debts tomorrow. Sorry, that's why our projects have to be at least 5 to 10 times the real cost. How do we protect ourselves - Buy gold. Ehmm, not Genneva please.



Niamah!!!

Monday funny #2


Shit! I almost missed the fine print in the Muhyiddin Yassin story.

In The Sun report he said "What matters most is to decide the country's direction for the next seven years as former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had envisioned Malaysia to become a fully developed nation in its own way by 2020."

...Malaysia to become a fully developed country in its own way??? What the fuck does that mean? So when 2020 rolls up the BN will tell us that we are a developed country already? And even if we are really not they will qualify by saying "In our own way ma!" And if they are not in Putrajaya anymore and Malaysia does really achieve developed country status they will deny it is true because it is not in the way it should be. Wah! I tell you ah all this political talk is making my head spin la. And it's only Monday!

NIAMAH!!!

Monday funny

The man who believes that a one-off payment of couple of hundred Ringgits will ensure that we are not affected by escalating cost of living. His hat probably costs more than that.

The statement most likely to cause hysterical laughter...


"Everything is nice, well-planned, the economy is good. There are no quarrels, so why support the Opposition?"

And just to kick Malaysian tax-payers in the balls after that Muhyiddin added that the government is handing out BR1M to ensure that the people's income is not affected by price hikes.

So now you know. We have a deputy prime minister who is TOTALLY out of touch with reality. At least OUR reality la. Our YB's all live in a different universe anyway.


Still laughing?


NIAMAH!!!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Sunday funny. Well....maybe not so funny.

The story most likely to spoil your Sunday. A bit.


Selangor Wanita Umno chief Senator Raja Ropiaah.
Doesn't she look like an over-aged member of the Mickey Mouse Club? 
Oh wait. She IS a member of a mickey mouse club!

A RM100million contract to build a defense studies facility (What the fuck is that, by the way? Other than another way to spend our tax money and line your pockets?) has been awarded to a 
company that is owned by Selangor Wanita Umno chief Senator Raja Ropiaah Abdullah.

MACC is still trying to think how they are going to handle this so have so far done fuck-all. And the Senator perhaps taking the cue from her, bovine-excrement-expert boss, has not said anything so far either.


---o0o---


DAP flers showing solidarity after the big party polls fuck-up.
Kit Siang and Karpal have this "I am getting too old for this shit!" look.
Guan Eng looks like he's thinking of char koay teow.


And in the other circus ring the DAP flers are still caught with their tongues sticking out of their faces after the polls 'miscount' embarassment. What a fuck-up!!!


NIAMAH!!!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

P-P-P-eeing against the wind




I think by now a lot of Malaysians would have watched, and enjoyed, the DAP video parody of Oppa Gangnam Style. (If you haven't you can scroll down this page and there is a link there to it.)

So now let the real clowns come in....TADAAAAAAAAAAA...

The PPP (People's Progressive Party) and some NGO's including the Malaysian Consumers Development Board (LPPM) have lodged a police report claiming that the video tarnishes the image of the country leaders. What the FUCK!!! One of the complaining flers even said, "This is an insolent act which the people cannot accept..." Well unless you've been asleep the last couple of weeks you would know that a lot of people have not only accepted but also enjoyed the video. For whatever reasons, not limited to political ones.

The PPP chap claimed that the video clip produced by the opposition parties featured several cartoon animations that resembled Malaysian leaders. Really? The only resemblance to anyone living or dead that I recognised was the talented actress who played a big lady with a big hair-do and big handbags. With a little imagination you might think the character resembles Rosmah Mansor. But I don't hear her complaining. Do you? Maybe she has the sense of humour you don't.

Anyway, PPP and you other complaining flers, please remember la our leaders have much thicker skin than you give them credit for. And as for tarnishing their image...come on la! Nobody can do what has already been done to perfection. By the leaders themselves. So lighten up and try to get votes some other way. This one won't work la, thamby! You might want to try for a bigger flower garland?

NIAMAH!!!

Friday, January 04, 2013

Can give some more discount ah?


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

An Open Letter

This is very long to read. But it is recommended reading in Malaysia's political climate today. It is an Open Letter written for and on behalf of NGO's to the prime minister and the leader of the Opposition.

Open Letter to the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader of Malaysia:

IMPIAN MALAYSIA:
MALAYSIAN ELECTIONS REFORM PROGRAMME (MERP)

Facebook: Click “Like” “1 Juta Rakyat Malaysia menyokong Reformasi Sistem Pilihan Raya” at http://on.fb.me/VPmxdp

A Citizen Initiative for the Promotion of Free and Fair Elections

Background 
Prime Minister, Dato Seri Najib Razak, has declared during an ntv7 talk show on 9th Apr 2012:
“I’d like to repeat it once more that we will not want to be elected on the basis that we have rigged the elections or manipulated the elections.” (Tindakmalaysia andFMT)

Despite years of protests and appeals by Malaysians, the Election Commission (EC) has not taken any significant steps to improve the electoral system. Instead, it has got worse! There are millions of suspicious voters on the electoral rolls. Introduction of indelible ink and Advance Voting to partially replace Postal Voting appear to be insincere attempts to relieve public pressure, instead of resolving concerns over the unfair electoral process. It is clear the EC is an obstacle to Free and Fair Elections. We urge you to dismiss the present EC immediately and replace them with an Independent EC. We have proposed detailed procedures on how this can be accomplished in the MERP documents submitted to you already.

Free and Fair Elections
Having observed the EC for decades, we have realised that they will not make any proposal to change the laws to ensure free and fair elections. Time and again, they will play for time and at the last minute, plead that they are unable to perform due to lack of time or resources. Despite having a budget of RM 400 million (with another RM 300 million for security), and clear-cut recommendations from the PSC on Electoral Reform, they still have not come up with any decent documents that will improve the electoral process. .

Indelible ink
In fact, the introduction of indelible ink before issue of the ballot paper to a voter can potentially, create chaos on polling day. This is contrary to common international practice where marking of the fingers are made after voting! Furthermore, the seating of the polling agent so far away from the polling clerk will make it very difficult for them to verify the presence or absence of ink on the voter’s finger.

Advance Voting
The EC has specified that Advance Voting for the Army and the Police shall be at least 3 days before polling day. That means the indelible ink for advance voters has to last at least (3+1) ie 4 days. But it is generally recognized that indelible ink is guaranteed for 72 hours maximum. Although it may be possible for the stain on the finger nails to last longer, current procedures has no provision barring the application of nail polish on the finger nails or a clear coating on the fingers that will prevent the ink from acting on the skin. So a voter can frustrate the objective of the indelible ink by painting the fingers with nail polish or coating the fingers with clear glue. On polling day, an Advance Voter can possibly enter the polling centre without any ink stain on his finger, and assume another identity.

Posting Voting for Overseas Malaysians
This is a very clearly stated in the PSC on Electoral Reform Report. We seem to see attempts by the EC to delay the approval until there will not be enough time for overseas Malaysians to register, first as voters and then as Postal Voters. At this late stage, it is probably not possible for Overseas Malaysians to register as postal voters in time. Such irresponsible behaviour on the part of the EC is inexcusable. To alleviate the problem, the EC must conduct mass registration of overseas Malaysians online through the internet, allowing them to register directly as postal voters. This will enable the next batch of voters to be gazetted by 21st Apr 2013 and vote if Parliament is dissolved after that.

Meanwhile, in order not to jeopardize the smooth running of the elections and to maintain public confidence in the process, we request that the United Nations be invited to manage and run the coming general elections (GE 13). If a request is made now to the UN and the public is allowed to participate actively, there is enough time for elections to be run by May or Jun 2013. Therefore, we request that the Government go the full-term until 28thApr 2013.

Documentation
We know you are sincere when you declared you want free and fair elections. We also know you are burdened with a recalcitrant EC who refuses to perform according to their Constitutional mandate. The solution is to dismiss them.

Former Election Commission (EC) chief Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on electoral reforms was necessary as Bersih 2.0's demands and proposals by the parliamentary select committee (PSC) on electoral reforms were not holistic enough. Both Bersih 2.0 and PSC did not provide solutions for structural problems within the electoral system. “(Holistic reform) means studying all the laws, not just one or two.

We agree with him that both the PSC recommendations and the BERSIH 2.0 Demands do not go far enough but it is not necessary for an RCI as the solution has been provided in the MERP submitted to you. We have spent the past year going through the Constitution, the Election Laws and the Regulations and have produced a proposal “The Malaysia Electoral Reform Programme (MERP)”. There are 204 proposed amendments to the laws and regulations that detail exactly what needs to be done for free and fair elections. Of course, it will need the Attorney General to tidy up the language to conform to legislative standards but the bulk of the work has been done and the rest can be tidied up within 2 months. The MERP can be grouped into 5 major Target Areas. They are:

  1. Institutional Reform
  2. Clean Electoral Roll
  3. Fair Elections Process
  4. Transparent Elections Roll-out
  5. Ethics & Integrity





These targets consist of 19 Goals:

ItemDescriptionGroup TitleGrouping
1Replace current with Independent ECInstitutional Reform1 *
2Adopt UNUDHR, Minority & Indigenous People’s RightsInstitutional Reform1 *
3OmbudsmanInstitutional Reform1
4Government Funding for political partiesInstitutional Reform1
5Public Institutions to be strengthenedInstitutional Reform1
6Equal Funding for Elected RepsInstitutional Reform1
7Clean Electoral RollClean Electoral Roll2 *
8Campaign Period 28 daysFair Elections Process3 *
9Postal Voting to include overseas MalaysiansFair Elections Process3
10Indelible Ink to be applied after votingFair Elections Process3
11Federal Territory to be given DUN statusFair Elections Process3
12UN-Managed ElectionsTransparent Elections Roll-out4 *
13Free & Fair Communications AccessTransparent Elections Roll-out4
14International ObserversTransparent Elections Roll-out4
15Eliminate CorruptionEthics & Integrity5
16Stop Dirty PoliticsEthics & Integrity5
17Candidates are bound by Election PromisesEthics & Integrity5 *
18Code of ConductEthics & Integrity5
19Increase salaries of MPs and ADUNsEthics & Integrity5

Six (marked *) can be adopted and implemented immediately without need for new legislation.
Goal no:
1. Replace current EC with Independent 
2. Adopt UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Minority & Indigenous People’s Rights, and incorporate into domestic law
7. Clean Electoral Roll
8. Campaign Period 28 days
12. UN-Managed Elections
17. Candidates are bound by Election Promises (We are currently drafting the Code of Conduct for Elections and should have it ready soon. http://bit.ly/Z9lYlq)

The above documents were submitted to your office from 20th to 23rd Dec 2012. It can also be found at our website tindakmalaysia.com – MERP. To make the necessary amendments to the Federal Constitution and to appoint a new and independent Election Commission, require the co-operation of both the Government and the Opposition. This can be done. All it needs is for both of you to say yes, to call a special Parliamentary session to pass all proposals in the MERP and for the Senate to endorse it.

We know you will face resistance from some of your MPs and Senators. To help you, we will start an online petition (YES to MERP for Free and Fair Elections!) for Malaysians to endorse the MERP so that it will give you added strength to push these reforms through. These reforms are far-ranging. It will need courage to pull it through. We believe you have it in abundance.

Time is running. We request a positive response by 8th Jan 2013. This will tell us you meant what you said on 9th Apr 2012 on ntv7.


Timeline: Can it be done in time?

This is a common concern, Dato Seri Najib. And the answer is: Yes!

Below are our suggestions:



We know the above programme is a bit tight but you can do it. At least, you can try.

On the other hand, silence on your part will also be an answer. It means that you do not support Free and Fair Elections.

Dato’ Seri Najib, you have an historic opportunity to return the power to the people and create a legacy that will launch Malaysia into the new millennium as a fully-functioning democracy?

Will you take up this challenge to transform the nation?

The decision lies with you.




Yours faithfully,

PY Wong,
Tindak Malaysia
012-2149322
pywong@tindakmalaysia.com

For and on behalf of:
1. ABU,
2. CPI - Centre for Policy Initiative
3. HINDRAF (Hindu Rights Action Force),
4. MAFREL,
5. OKU Bangkit,
6. SABM (Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia)
7. SADIA (Sarawak Dayak Iban Association),
8. SCANE (Sarawak Conservation Alliance for Natural Environment),
9. SEW - Sibu Election Watchers
10. SMSL (Save Malaysia, Stop Lynas),
11. Tindak Malaysia.
Have you seen the DAP video parody of Oppa Gangnam Style? Well, here it is. Have a giggle...



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