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Fantastic Facts And Fancies

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Hey kawan, brudder, fellow-Malaysian, Cheers!!! Ha? ……. Oh……..sorry ah…………… you sensitive issit?

Today’s fantastic fact comes in the form of a nonsensical utterance from the very successful dentist, Khir Toyo. Not wanting to miss out he’s also jumped on board the brewing Hassan Ali/Ronnie Liu controversy.

“I am not suggesting that the sale of alcohol be banned everywhere. Alcohol can be sold, just not in areas where there is a Muslim majority,” he said.
Apparently, Selangor PAS wants the state government to include beer in its ban on the sale of alcohol in all Muslim-majority areas. And it seems that a state by-law already exists which bans the sale of alcohol in these areas. Did you know that? I didn’t and I was quite shocked to read that, to tell you the truth. A ban on sale of alcohol in Muslim majority areas???!!!

The DAP’s Ronnie Liu who is in the thick of the controversy said only 24-hour convenience outlets in Sections 1 to 24 in Shah Alam, which are Muslim majority areas, would be asked to stop the sale of beer to “respect the community.” “The matter has to be considered carefully to take into account the sensitivities of all races,” he said.
There’s those standard cock talk phrases pulled out again. Respect the community. Sensitivities of all races. Proves once and for all that politicians respect no one and they are much more sensitive than any one of us tax-paying rakyat will ever get to be.

Okay, let’s get back to what our rich dentist said.

“I am not suggesting that the sale of alcohol be banned everywhere. Alcohol can be sold, just not in areas where there is a Muslim majority.”So where is this going to lead? Soon there will be no pork in Muslim majority areas, no beef in Hindu majority areas. Then the Chinese areas will be the preferred places to live because there will be everything.

After more than 50 years of being an independent nation we have come to this?

WAT THE FCUK!!

August 7, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment

I Cannot Remain Neutral About Issues Of Morality

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As a Malaysian, I cannot keep to my seat, or shut my mouth and stay neutral over issues of morality.
So I emerge today from my several months of silence and non-involvement to say that what transpired yesterday is immoral, unacceptable and unconscionable.

Why was a witness being held for questioning for ten hours and only released at 3.45am? What kind of case is it and what is the urgency of the case in question that the witness had to be deprived of sleep and forcibly kept awake till 3.45am? Was the nation deemed to be in grave danger had the witness in question been sent home at a respectable time and asked to report again for questioning the next morning?

The nation could endure long years of waiting over so many other much longer pending cases involving so much more public money and have much greater weight in public interest but this particular case could not wait for the next morning when the witness in question would have been fresher and better rested?

What kind of interrogation was he subjected to on the fateful night without end? Why was it that a witness had to be isolated from his lawyer and forced to be in the sole company of officers with no other neutral person/s present? Because he was in the sole company of officers who were interrogating him, how would his side of the story be ever told? And how would, why should the officers in question be trusted when they tell the nation what actually transpired during that fateful night the witness lost his life?

There were no other witness/es present so how would these officers in question clear their own involvement or clear their own names in this sad story?

Isn’t it true that a medical doctor should carry out the examination of a patient of the opposite sex in the presence of at least one other person? This is a wise procedure so that should any allegation of wrongful conduct be raised against him or her, the doctor would have some neutral testimony to defend him or her.

There have been too many instances of contravention against natural justice in this country involving the agencies and instruments of state. There have been too many victims. The neutrality of these instruments of state is questionable.

I CANNOT REMAIN NEUTRAL ABOUT ISSUES OF MORALITY.

This is not about partisan politics. I expect Leaders from both sides of the parliamentary divide to speak up. I expect to hear from all political parties and all who hold public office at all levels to speak up.Of course all of the above persons should state their own views and even fault my manner of speaking or reasoning. But silence is not an option. Leaders do not have the option of keeping their opinion to themselves. They must lend their voices to voices which have been silenced.

A young life has been lost on the very eve of his wedding. Siblings, parents, colleagues and a fiancee are in inconsolable grief. WHY SO? WHO WILL BE NEXT?

July 21, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment

Malaysians: What is your turning point with Teoh Beng Hock’s death?

Yesterday we experienced another dastardly event with the death of Teoh Beng Hock. Another Malaysian, haven’t we had enough action with deaths in police custody, and now we face a death in civil custody.

No, it is not the fault of the government operated organs, it is always the fault of the victim. Sure it is the operation of our present government and we think that we are such free thinkers that we will always afford the benefit of doubt for the corrupted tools of the government. The Malaysian government is a bunch of neo Nazis’ who have no humanity in them as long as it serves their own purpose. Wake up Malaysians! Our hearts boil with anger and frustration yet we continue to accept their nonsense for the material needs, yet we forsake the humanity that we have in each other. Do not let it be another bedtime story that will be long forgotten.

I alone cannot persecute these bastards who do not have even an aorta of feeling for a fellow human being but we can do it collectively and show that we as the Malaysian public are united to act and challenge them in any way that another Malaysian would not face such predicament as our fellow Malaysian had faced.

What the hell the government thinks of itself? If they think that they can continue their antics as and when it pleases, fuck them and fuck everyone else who installs fear in us for a material reason or need. We Malaysians need to be bold and ready to act to challenge what is unjust and unfair that transpires right before our eyes. Yes, the system is there, the rule of law is there but if it is continuously used to suppress the public and victimize people like Teoh Beng Hock, then to hell with the system and rule of law.

Listen you Malaysians, stop talking and get down to action if we are to preserve any humanity for us as this government is riding on the complacency and the “tidak apa” attitude that we grew up with for the benefit that is only for yourself per se as oppose to the community that we hope to live in.

I am so angry with the death of Teoh Beng Hock that I could kill the perpetrator. Sure don’t come and tell me to let the system prevail and let’s see what happens with investigation and so forth, be level headed, let’s rationalize this or you are too emotional. This is all bullshit! You need to be emotional and seek what is just and fair, not just putting up with it as it does not rock your boat. All your life you try to live a rationalized life yet you can only live if you are happy with the community that you live in. You either act for humanity for what is just and fair or take the highway as nothing matters as long your interest is taken care of or your two cent opinion without an action for your own escapism.

Humanity is plentiful in Malaysia, but it can only move ahead if we, the people act to make known that our act matters for the betterment of the society. It is in our hand if we can act collectively for a just cause, so let’s join hand and ensure the death of Teoh Beng Hock will make us realize that without our action to avenge his death, it is meaningless for humanity to survive in Malaysia rather than turning this into another “Kedai Mamak Story”.

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July 17, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment

Fantastic Facts and Fancies

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Fruit- sellers and construction workers most welcome. Selamat Datang.

Ghanian is here to stay – Durian seller finds his second home in Terengganu …… The Star

The story is about Ibrahim Moro, a Ghanaian who ‘migrated’ (I thought only birds and animals migrate and people emigrate) to Malaysia in the 1990’s. It also says that in 1994 Ibrahim decided to settle in Terengganu and married a kampung girl and they now have 5 children. Ibrahim is his own “boss” as he sells durians for a living and makes up to RM300 a day from his durian stall. Very heart-warming story isn’t it.

Ok, now if you are:-

A Malaysian married to a foreign spouse who can’t get a permanent resident visa even after being in the country for 15 or more years

OR

A foreigner married to a Malaysian and can contribute to the pembangunan (development) of Malaysia because you are a doctor/teacher/engineer/architect/nurse/manager but yet cannot work because you are not even a Permanent Resident after 20 years of living here with your Malaysian family

OR

A foreigner who has been doing business here and paying taxes for 22 years and are in love with the country and want to stay but can’t because all your applications for permanent residence have been rejected for no good reasons

………….what and how would you feel after reading the above story? Come on now, be honest.

Wat the Heck!!!!

July 15, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment

Fantastic Facts and Fancies

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It could be just my deteriorating eyesight or it could be really true that I saw an ad in the newspapers yesterday by a telco advertising its wonderful new mobile broadband package. Full-page. Full-colour ad. And what caught my eye was the price of one of the packages. RM89.00 for a package with a speed of “up to” 384 kbps!!!!!!!! That’s 384 thousand bits per second!!! Wow!!!

But wait ah. Isn’t that a bit slow? And the promise is “up to” only you know. And I am sure, thanks to Streamyx we are all too familiar with ‘promises’ like these.
Recently I heard them boasting that in 2010 they are going to have a broadband speed of 1 gbps. I may be a computer idiot but I think one gigabit/byte whatever per second is infinitely faster right? So why are we still making like 384 kbps is a big deal?

July 8, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment

Lely’s Bird

Pickledherring. An old friend from Singapore has started a photoblog at http://www.photoblog.com/pickledherring. Her second posting got me: a picture of a very common castaway specie found in Singapore and Malaysia.

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July 1, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment

It is the dawning of the age of…..

mushroom-cloud Ooops! Forgot to switch off……KABOOOM!!!

I must be really out of touch with Malaysian news while I was in the little red dot. Apparently, according to a recent Tenaga Nasional report it announced that it hoped to start its first nuclear power plant by 2025 once it gets the go-ahead from the government. And today’s newspapers carry reports that Muhyiddin Yassin had gotten France’s offer to help us build our first nuclear power plant as an alternative source of energy supply. Now you can call me what you like but this is how I feel about this news.

For a nation of people who can’t a) keep public toilets clean, b) maintain the exterior paintwork of buildings, c) keep litter off the streets, d) repair pot-hole in highways, e) obey simple traffic rules, f) police and regulate local councils………….we think we can operate and maintain a nuclear power plant???!!! France thinks we can and according to Maximus Ongkili, South Korea thinks we can too. Of course they also think that we can afford to pay them the billions that will be needed to uphold their ‘confidence’ in our discipline. The only consolation is that (I might be wrong) the first nuclear power plant, will be in Johor. So it will at least take some time before the fallout reaches the Klang Valley. Maybe that’s why those flers down south want all that sand. Maybe they want to build a lead-reinforced concrete wall between them and us. What you think?

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment

Foreign brides

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July 1, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment

Life isn’t fair,is it?

In The New Straits Times today there was a photo of a little baby girl lying in a hospital bed with tubes and needles attached to her little body. She had multiple holes in her heart and required corrective surgery. The surgery cost RM40,000 and the parents cannot afford it. So the paper highlighted her plight and asked Malaysians to donate to the little girl’s rescue.

Today in the Star there were at least 2 half-paged advertisements congratulating a motor company fler for receiving a datoship. If I am not mistaken there was even a full paged advertisement yesterday congratulating the same guy. Boy! He must have made some historic contributions to the well-being of the people of that state that gave him this title. By the way, I think he sells cars for a living.

I am no media buyer but 2 half-paged and 1 full-paged ad in The Star would I imagine cost no less than RM30,000.

A little girl lies critically ill and needs money she doesn’t have, for life-saving surgery.

A man celebrates his dubious honour and causes tens of thousands of Ringgit to be spent trumpeting his “achievement”.

Life isn’t fair, is it?

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment

So what is it?

The World Health Organisation has long declared it a pandemic. Most countries in South East Asia and East Asia have put in place stringent measures to contain the spread of the disease. Thermal scans at entry points…temperature checks at schools…voluntary home quarantines and so on. But in Malaysia our attitude seems to be…”Eh leh! What’s the problem? Won’t affect us too much la.” And the perenial favorite, “How many mati (die)? 2 ah? Naer mine la.” And we continue on our happy ways.

And our honourable (and I use this word rather loosely) ministers instead treat us to a debate on what to call the damned bug that causes the damned disease!!! The world calls it Influenza A (H1N1) And the Malaysian Minister of Health says that we should follow suit. And then…I suppose also because Malaysian politics recently has become a tad boring for the YB’s…our Minister of Information jumps in and says, Cannot! That would confuse people. We call it Swine Flu! The original name ma.

Then he said that his reason was so that people (I suppose he means only Malaysians) would realise the danger of the disease and to get the message across to them more accurately.

Firstly, I am quite confused already at the first part of that statement. Realise the danger? If the disease kicks your stupid ass and you die I guess that’s pretty damn dangerous isn’t it? Even if you call the bug Cik Siti.

Secondly, what’s the second part of that statement trying to say? Get the message across more accurately by calling it Swine Flu. What is the YB trying to say? That only pork-eaters will die ah? Or worse, it’s all the pork-eaters fault ah? That kind of reasoning is more dangerous than any flu virus will ever be.

Our YB then proceeded to (he is in charge of RTM radio and television ma) inform us that Swine Flu or in Bahasa Malaysia, Sel-se-ma Babi, is easier for radio and TV announcers to say compared to In-flu-en-za A (H1N1). Proves what I have always suspected. RTM radio and TV announcers have problems pronouncing words with more than 3 syllables.

I’ve always thought our minister of information an intelligent man. But he’s increasingly proving that he is just ………….

A POLITICIAN!

June 29, 2009 Posted by | Nation | Leave a comment