Wednesday, December 09, 2009
I don't know about the Malays, but I don't think this is whom I want to be running the streets defending my race. But hey, to each it's own.
And just in case we forgot what the precedent was, here it is for your viewing pleasure.
Just showing displeasure.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 — Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has called Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad a “bloody racist” for defending the Biro Tata Negara (BTN) courses, and reasserted the Cabinet’s earlier decision to overhaul the programme.
Nazri pointed out to reporters in Parliament today that patriotism was not meant only for the Malays but for all Malaysians.
“You must be a Malaysian whether you’re a minister or not. You must walk your talk. Don’t just because when you were PM, you wanted everyone to support you, you’re Malaysian and the moment you’re no longer PM, that’s it, only talk about the Malays so I cannot accept his comment. When you read his blog it is bloody racist.
“I strongly feel the BTN courses must be in line with the 1 Malaysia slogan by the PM,” he said.
Dr Mahathir had said yesterday that there was no need to revamp BTN’s training modules in the current form and that it was suitable for instilling the patriotic spirit among Malaysians.
Nazri also slammed Umno’s Utusan Malaysia newspaper today, saying its “denial syndrome is making me laugh.” The minister in the prime minister’s department repeated his stand that “everybody knows what the BTN is,” so there was nothing to hide.
“I just want them to know, they should not go on a denial syndrome because their syllabus is known to everybody. Don’t think that people outside do not know about the syllabus based on patriotism for Malays. I just want to remind them that among those in the opposition, Hasan Ali was a former deputy director of BTN and Sungai Petani MP Johari Abdul was a BTN former director and Anwar Ibrahim’s father in law was involved with the BTN.
“They all know what the syllabus is all about so who are we to say that it did not happen? You want to lie? You make people laugh. I mean there are people who attended the courses who came out very angry. There were many instances of the use of words like Ketuanan Melayu (Malay supremacy). It is ridiculous so I want them to tell me where did I go wrong in supporting the revamping of the BTN syllabus. Tell me where I went wrong?” he asked.
Nazri stressed that BTN was funded by public money and that the funds should be spent properly for the betterment of all communities.
“The BTN’s allocation is mentioned in the PM’s department’s budget. So it’s public money. So if it’s public money then we need to ensure that it is spent properly, not to have courses only to concentrate on one community in the country.
“You talk about patriotism, love for the country. Patriotism is for all Malaysians regardless of race. Therefore, the money spent on BTN to have courses must reflect the 1Malaysia slogan by the PM. It should not only be to raise patriotism among the Malays. Malaysia is for all races so I disagree with any syllabus which only concentrates on patriotism just on one community, I disagree. If they have a problem with that, I want to know what is their problem,” he said.
Nazri questioned if Utusan Malaysia, which has been at the forefront of defending BTN courses, believes that Malaysia belongs only to the Malay community.
“Do they want to say that Malaysia belongs only to the Malays and the government is only a Malay government? Should only the Malays be given the spirit of patriotism? Other races are not patriotic about their country? So I want them to point out to me where is it that I’ve gone wrong If I disagree with the past syllabus,” he added.
Nazri also denied the claim made by Utusan that it was only him who wanted BTN to be revamped and not the Cabinet.
“The moment PM took over, when he introduced the 1 Malaysia slogan. It was soon after that because courses run by BTN using public funds must be used properly and it amounts to millions so if you want to talk about patriotism, patriotism for all, not just the Malays, for all Malaysians. It’s not because of the Selangor state government that we changed the syllabus so it’s long before that,” he said.
Nazri also questioned Utusan for deceiving Malaysians on BTN.
“You tell me, can I lie? I can’t. They must use their head lah. If they want to deny and all that. If the other side they do not know, it’s different but all these people were involved with BTN before. They were facilitators and directors so they know what’s going on.
“Come on lah, please, this is not 1961 or the 1970s. Information is freely available. I want them to get out of the denial syndrome, admit it and that’s in line with the PM’s slogan so why shouldn’t we change?” he asked.
The PR-led Selangor government recently imposed a ban on its civil servants and students within its state-run educational institutions from attending BTN courses, while Penang — another PR- governed state — is said to be considering similar action.
But the hawks in Umno, through Malay-based dailies like Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia, have moved to defend BTN and attacked its critics as “traitors” who are trying to politicise the issue.
Utusan yesterday urged the government not to “bow down” to the opposition on BTN and said that it was Nazri who wanted the programme to be revamped even though the move was decided by the Cabinet.
- Malaysian Insider
Comments will be made available after I've finished rolling on the floor, bent over by spasms of incessant laughter.
18. Dengan rencana ini saya tetap akan di cap sebagai racist oleh racist bukan Melayu. Tetapi kalau mereka sanggup menerima yang benar, mereka boleh banding korban orang Melayu pemilik asal negara ini dengan korban mereka untuk kepentingan negara ini.
(many racist Non Malays will label me racist because of this article. However if they can accept the truth, they can compare the sacrifice of the Malays, the original owners/citizens of this country with their own sacrifices for the good of this country)
19. Saya berpendapat jika negara ini hendak aman dan maju, agihan kekayaan dan kualiti hidup semua kaum hendaklah adil (fair) walaupun tidak sama (unequal). Janganlah hendaknya mana-mana pihak atau kaum tanggung beban kemiskinan yang keterlaluan, sementara kaum lain hidup mewah. Mengumpan sokongan dengan mengambil hak satu kaum untuk diberi kepada kaum lain bukanlah caranya - lebih-lebih lagi mengambil dari yang kurang berada untuk diberi kepada yang sudah lebih berada.
( It is my opinion that in order for this country to be peaceful and successful, the wealth and quality of life between the races have to divided fairly but unequally. There should not be any party or race which will bear extreme poverty, while other races are rich. Taking the rights of one race to be given to another is not the way- what more if it is taking from the poor and giving to the rich)
Now, time and again Non Malays have been reminded that we are merely immigrants in this country. Time and again we are reminded that the original citizens of this country have been kind enough to ALLOW us to stay. Time and again, we have been told to stop asking for the right to be Malaysian and expect fair treatment from the Government because the Malays have sacrificed so much to let us stay here.
If only all us Non Malays would pack up and leave. Then the Malays will have no issue in this country because then it would be fair play as they will all be given equal opportunities and will obtain the same aid from the Government.
Before I go any further, let me list down the top richest men in Malaysia:-
- Robert Kuok USD 10 billion, 84.
Kuok Group, Pacific Carriers Ltd, Transmile Group, Wilmar International
- Ananda Krishnan USD 7.2 billion, 70.
Maxis Comminications, Aircel Ltd, Astro All Asia Networks
- Lee Shin Cheng USD 5.5 billion, 69.
- Teh Hong Piow USD 3.5 billion, 78.
- Lee Kim Hua & family USD 3.4 billion, 79.
- Quek Leng Chan USD 2.4 billion, 67.
Hong Leong Group, Guoco Group, Rank Group
- Yeoh Tiong Lay and family USD 2.1 billion, 78.
- Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary USD 1.8 billion, 56.
Malaysia Mining Corporation (MMC), Malaysia Johor Port, Malakoff, Gas Malaysia
- Vincent Tan USD 1.3 billion, 56.
- Tiong Hiew King USD 1.1 billion, 78.
Rimbunan Hijau Group, Tri-M Technologies
- Azman Hashim USD 700 million, 68.
AMCorp Group, Ambank
- William H. J. Cheng USD 660 million, 65.
- Lee Swee Eng USD 495 million, 52.
- Ong Beng Seng USD 470 million, 63.
Hotel Properties Ltd, Natsteel
- Lim Kok Thay USD 345 million, 56.
Genting Group, Star Cruises. Alliance Global
- Vinod Sekhar USD 320 million, 40.
Petra Group, Green Rubber Global
- Lee Oi Hian USD 300 million, 57.
Kuala Lumpur Kepong, Crabtree & Evelyn
- Yaw Teck Seng USD 295 million, 70.
- Anthony Fernandes USD 290 million, 44.
AirAsia, Tune Hotel, AirAsia X
- Mokhzani Mahathir USD 285 million, 47.
But how did these people become rich? They worked hard. Simple as that. Robert Kuok started off as an office boy. Lee Sin Cheng started off helping his father in their own small chinese food shop and to support his family he sold ice cream for four years while he was in his teens. As for Lim Goh Tong (who has since passed away and is now replaced on the list by his wife) he worked as a carpenter and survived the Japanese invasion of Malaya while working as a vegetable farmer. That is but three of the many stories of these rich successful men. Clearly from these stories, it is matter of perseverance and hard work that has brought these men wealth and success.
And what about the three lone Malays in this top 20 list? One of them is Tun M's own son. Obviously this man did not grow up with hardship, his father might have, but not him.
What about the other two men? Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar grew up poor. He helped his family in the cow breeding business. As for Azman Hashim? He did not grow up with a lot, his father was a disciplinarian and his mother was a headmistress. He grew up with strict discipline, which had obviously served him well in his life.
Now, despite what Tun M has said about the Malays, these two Malay men have somehow defied the odds. They were not given any handouts. They were not told that it was their birth right to have the Government hold their hands and lead them to wealth and success. These two men worked hard for their wealth.
So the striking similarities between the Malays and Non Malays? It is a matter of working hard and perseverance. Nothing to do with their race. So its utter rubbish for Tun M to say give a Malay MYR1m and he would not know what to do with it. He would know what to do with it, if only he had been given the opportunity to actually have to THINK of being competitive. Think of being an entrepeneur. Instead, the Government has instilled in him the idea that he needn't had to work so hard. It is already his birth right to be given all that he needs.
You want land to farm? Felda will give you land. Let the Non Malays work their arses off to buy land. You want money to start businesses? Let the Government give out Bumiputra loans, let the Non Malays save their money from their measly wages and start their businesses. You want to open up a restaurant overseas? Let us the Government give you grants to do so, let the Non Malays work their way up from dish washer to cleaner to a managerial position and lastly restaurant owner. You want to go to universities? Let the Government create a quota and let you in despite your bad results, let the Non Malays study hard and fight for one of the few places. You want a scholarship to go overseas to study? Here let me give 100 to the Malays, and let 2 of the Non Malays fight for the last two places and as for the rest, let them get disheartened and work somewhere else. Less Non Malays in Malaysia, better for us! You want to buy a house? Let us make it cheaper for you while the Non Malays pay full price.
The Government has patted itself on its head and said "Good Job!" in maintaining the necessary Malay quota and the necessary Malay wealth. But you know what all that it has done in this mission?
They've killed the Malay competitiveness.
And once you're no longer competitive, you perish.
"If you're soft and fuzzy, like our little characters, you become the skinny kid on the beach, and people in this business don't mind kicking sand in your face."
- Michael Eisner, Walt Disney.
Monday, December 07, 2009
Til today I respect Tun M for his vision and his ideas.
But I read this today:- http://chedet.co.cc/chedetblog/2009/07/kaki-dalam-kasut.html and I cannot help but wonder how his statements are so horrendously wrong.
"Tokoh bukan Melayu yang cuba duduki tempat Melayu (in the shoes of the Malays) jika ikhlas, akan rasa kekecewaan Melayu melihat hampir semua perniagaan dan perusahaan serta kekayaan yang diperolehi darinya dimiliki oleh bukan Melayu. Segala estet rumah mewah juga diduduki oleh bukan Melayu. Sikit benar orang Melayu yang tinggal di estat mewah ini. Lebih ramai yang tinggal di kawasan setinggan."
(roughly translated to mean: Non Malay leaders who try to put themselves in the shoes of the Malays, if there were sincere, will understand the frustrations of the Malays when they see that all the businesses and industries as well as the riches are all in the hands of the Non Malays. All the affluent townships are dominated by Malays. Only a few live in those townships)
Mungkin semua ini disebabkan kesalahan orang Melayu sendiri. Mereka tidak guna peluang yang disediakan bagi mereka. Ada yang salahguna peluang-peluang ini pun. Tetapi jika seorang pengayuh beca diberi sejuta Ringgit, apakah ia akan dapat berniaga dan berjaya dalam bidang ini.
( Perhaps these are all the faults of the Malays themselves. They have not utilised the opportunities that have been given to them. And some have misused these opportunities. But if a trishaw man is given a million ringgit, can he start a business and be successful in it.)
Does this not give you the impression that Tun honestly and sincerely think that Malay people are useless? Because it sure as hell sounds that way to me. He states if you give a million ringgit to a (presumably Malay) trishaw man, what is he going to do with it? Do you think he will be able to be successful? A chinese man will say, well if I had a million ringgit, by sure I will start a business and be successful in it! An Indian man may state the same. But Tun M thinks the Malay will find it impossible. And hence, because of their sheer genetic impossibility of being successful, the NEP must exist to reduce the big gap between the riches of the Non Malays and the Malays.
If the NEP continues to exist, generation after generation of Malays will become LAZY as they are of the opinion that it is their birth right to be given all that their ancestors have been given. Sure it may be true that other races who come from Empires who have existed long before the Malays and have been more successful may have had more experience in being successful and may at one time in history, be ahead of the Malays. But times have changed. The Malays are now educated, sophisticated and advanced. Many have now acquired the knowledge that were once upon a time, available only to the minority few.
If you use the statistics of Malays living out of town as part of the statistics to show that a majority of them are living in poverty, then one can only say this is because there are clearly more Malays in the country than other races. That's one. Number two, the other races have suffered these discrimination for so long, many have moved away. Number three, the Chinese do not register that they are poor because frankly, they are much too egoistic and proud to do so. While the Malays do not hesitate to do that as it means government aid. Number four, if poverty continue to exist in the Malay community, only the Malay leaders are to be blamed for hoarding all the money for themselves and their people. (Have you ever met a poor Minister? Or a poor Mayor?)
To be continued....
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
But I do not see how this course is not aimed at condemning the opposition and asking for the civil servants to have blind loyalty to the current government. Clearly the "misi" (mission) of the BTN is "BTN berdedikasi melaksanakan program-program memupuk semangat patriotisme dan ketaatan kepada kerajaan yang dipilih."
(roughly translated it means BTN is dedicated to establishing programmes to encourage patriotism and loyalty to the elected government)
And it's vision is "Menjadi sebuah organisasi awam yang unggul dalam memupuk semangat patriotisme serta menjadikan rakyat setia kepada Kerajaan."
(BTN's vision is to be the ideal public organisation in instilling the spirit of patriotism and to ensure the citizens are loyal to the Government)
Clearly, when the BTN was set up, March 2008 had yet to happen. Hence the opposition were merely background noise, and did not play any part in State Government. (Obviously Kelantan could not even be bothered to send anybody for the BTN course) When March 2008 happened and Selangor (and now demised Perak) was taken over by the Opposition, the BTN course instantly fell foul of "intergrating the nation". Because the opposition is clearly not the ELECTED GOVERNMENT per se. But they are merely the elected Government of Selangor, Perak and Kelantan. So, logically speaking, the Selangor Government is right. By sending their civil servants there to be indoctrinated with loyalty to BN, it clearly is a condemnation of the Opposition.
Isn't it? It sounds about right to me.
What a lot of people had also noticed was the fact that these courses were also very very racist.
Today the headline screamed that the civics course will undergo a revamp. Nazri (Minister in the PM's Deaprtment) says " the Curriculum must match 1Malaysia concept and be inclusive of all races."
I wonder. What have they been teaching all these while? If it is undergoing a revamp only NOW, does that not mean all these while the modules did not include all races? Apparently yes. Mr. Nazri himself says " You have the BTN courses for students mostly from one racial group..."
A survey at the website will show that this course never took into consideration other races in the first place.
Clearly women had to attend the course in baju kurung and bertudung/berselendang. Hence, if this course were open to all races, does that mean the Chinese/ Indian/ all other races have to be dressed in the baju kurung?
Does it not make you wonder where all your tax monies go? Well I am guessing a chunk of it goes to these programmes, the other chunk of it goes to running the rubbish course called the National Service. And if Selangor had not blown the cover of the BTN, nothing would have been done. What rubbish is it to say "we are revamping to be more in line with 1Malaysia?" So the PM comes up with a moniker 1Malaysia and everyone thinks is the best thing since sliced bread.
1Malaysia is NOT NEW. 1Malaysia is supposed to exist since 31st Augusy 1957. 1 Malaysia is but a reiteration of what every right thinking citizen want in their lives. We are ENTITLED to have racial intergration and our rights as citizens of MALAYSIA, to live the way we want, to practise the religion we choose, to elect the government we believe in and to condemn the politics we abhor. It is OUR RIGHT. It's not something that you have graciously given to us when the new PM so cleverly coined "1Malaysia."
So please. Spare us the Bullshit.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I certainly have.
And for 2009, here is my top ten list.
1. A lady poisons herself. AND her children by lacing her drinks with weedkiller. The reason? Oh, it's because her brother was shot dead by the police. Her brother who was one of the five suspected robbers the police had a shoot out with. So, because she was overcome by grief, she decided to take not only her life, but those of her children too.
2. Welfare homes who take in young children and infants have been found to convert children as young as 7 years old, to Islam. Children who are too young to even understand cartoons in full, but have been placed with the understanding of Islam on their young shoulders. But wait, what does the government say? It says, go to the Syariah Court and ask them to declare that you're not Muslim. And yes, welfare homes are ENCOURAGED to teach children about Islam and its virtues. *mumble convert children acceptable mumble*.
3. You get SO fat, your 11 year old daughter has to drop out of school to take care of you. And then the army rebuilds your dilapidated home and the government gives you a doctor to check on your help and even gets you a nutritionist! So basically, she ballooned from 110kg to 170kgs because she took some "jamu" pills for the pain in her knees (yes, being 100kgs will be quite a lot of weight for your poor knees to carry). So she gets aid from Penang UMNO's Public Complaints and Welfare Secretariat. She allows herself to get that big. She allows her child to drop out of school to take care of her. She does nothing to lose the weight, but she gets aid for being too lazy to do something about her weight and her life.
4. The power company has such frequent outages, a man raps his dissastisfaction on video. Instead of TNB making a decision to buck up in their services, the Government says investigations would be carried out on the lyrics to see if action should be taken under the Penal Code. Why? Because Information, Communications, Culture and Arts Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said “We cannot allow acts that insult which could lead to disharmony,” he told reporters yesterday.". No siree. Stepping on cow heads is A-ok and endorsed by all parties. But insulting TNB for bad service? No-uh. Disharmony. Definitely.
5. A woman falls to her death from a condo unit in Penang. Police say "Based on the deceased’s brown-coloured pupil and skin colour, we believed she could be from either East Europe like Ukraine or the Middle East."
Please do not doubt the fantastic police force in Malaysia and their initial investigations based on the body they found and the conclusions from their vast experience in homicide/suicide/death investigations.
The woman looks like this:-
To be continued....
Friday, November 20, 2009
They have LONG abandon the fight for the rights of their members or for the Chinese population.
Today someone remarked to me "Tee Keat is going to be like Samy Vellu soon."
"You don't like me? Out you go! "
I don't see how any of us will benefit from this MCA reshuffle. Or unity plan. I think it is a big waste of paper and sacrificed trees for faces of Tee Keat or Soi Lek, or Chew Mei Fun or whomever whatever from MCA to grace the newspapers. I feel cheated sometimes after I hand over my RM for the papers and I see the same MCA bullshit gracing the front pages.
Seriously, while the MCA is fighting, people in UMNO are shitting in their pants. DANG! They are going to chase away all our Chinese BN voters!
It's okay UMNO. PKR is messing itself up too. No worries. Just serves to remind us voters, once you have political power, it is no longer about who you are, what you stand for and what you can do for the rakyat. It's all about who is President, who gets which position, how can we benefit from the government and what flaws of the other parties can we point out (to make ourselves look good, without actually needing to do anything).
There is so much mud slinging in public now I wish there will be a 24 hour rainfall whereby all the useless politicians will just drown in the big pool of mud.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
People who live in a foreign country. Working in and for a foreign economy. Contributing their time, energy and money to a foreign land and claiming that us Malaysians are ungrateful for what the Government has given us.
That us Malaysians are never happy with what we have. Here is an except of something I have about a million things to say to. :-
"Which one do you prefer? A so-called 100% freedom of speech (which never exist anyway) and chaos on the street, economy going to the drain, people became homeless and starving?
Or government that carefully filtered the information so that we can live the way we live now?
Honestly, not that I mean it is you… but I found people that find fault and complained all the time are pretty disgusting and sad. It is so easy to complain because you are complacent.
Go, do some traveling and visit poor country or live in the country that you worshipped so much. Then you will know how to appreciate you own so-called not practicing 100% freedom of speech country.
There is a thin line in finding solutions for a problem and trying desperately to prove that you are smart-ass by just being angry all the time."Firstly, this comes from a girl who boasts of a Master in Law (specializing in Economy and IP). Secondly, she doesn't reside in Malaysia and she casually mentions she wants a job in the foreign country that she is in because "Europe pays more than Malaysia anyway." (IS THAT A COMPLAINT?!)
Thirdly, here is a girl who says, hey, whats a little sacrifice of government controlled media, if we do not have famine, riots and diseases and war like those other countries?
And here is what I want to say to this ignorant fool.
Firstly, you only THINK the damn country is so DARN wonderful, BECAUSE of the media. IF not for the internet and a man named RPK, we would have never known of the PM being implicated in murder, or the little Napoleans running around Selangor using the state's money to fly themselves all over the world, or how a man can go in as a witness to a investigation and wound up dead on the 5th floor, just to name a few.
And this freedom of information which you asked us to sacrifice for bigger things such as stability which is fragile, which you think is a difficult job. You compare your country to third world countries? You compare your country with Africa? Pakistan and Bangladesh? You think we are on the same turf as them? How very deluded. And frankly, how lost you are. Sure, we consider ourselves lucky to have "peace and stability" and also "a functioning economy" but my friend, those countries are NOT your peers.
Singapore, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong New Zealand, Australia.
THOSE ARE YOUR PEERS.
THEY ARE WHOM WE SHOULD COMPARE OURSELVES TO.
And oh did you know that our country actually produces oil? That we have natural resources?
If we apply your theory in the working world, and you tell your employer, because I have a Masters, I should be given a higher pay. He will say to your face, but why, some people don't even HAVE jobs. You should be happy you have one.
What a load of bull.
And the last load of bullshit I want to direct to her is simply this. If you are SO FKING proud of your country, why pack your bags and move away? Contribute to this country you alleged that us staying Malaysians are so unhappy about.
Please. Take a look at yourself and your judgmental views.
Practise what you preach.
And know your facts before you make a statement.
And dear, just because you have a Law Degree and a Master too, it does not make you a lawyer.
And frankly, your answer to one comment on your blog which said "I nak you defend saya. Sebab you lawyer hot smart and attractive (or words to that effect)", your answer should not be " Sure babe."
It should be, I am NOT QUALIFIED. Because I have never stepped into a court room, or drafted a court document, or spoken to a judge. I am not a lawyer, I am merely a law graduate.
And Darling, you've never even seen law beyond your textbooks. And oh, a word of advice? You can improve on your English too.
Friday, October 23, 2009
For those who are uninformed as to what happened in Perak, here's a behind the fiasco story.
On a separate note:
Everytime I see a 1 Malaysia sign, I feel like spitting on it.
I really do.
I spit on it because it obviously is a waste of tax payers money to print, churn and distribute these new 1 Malaysia logos, posters, giant billboards and whatnots. What? The more we look at it, the more we will believe the BS is it?
It's nothing but propaganda. 1 Malaysia this 1 Malaysia that. What has PM done to even prove 1 Malaysia? Just because you travel everywhere to launch the IDEA of 1 Malaysia, doesn't mean its a success in implementing the alleged policies before it.
1 Malaysia has been brought to its knees by the Auditor's report of excesses and misappropriation of money. OUR Money.
1 Malaysia - Rakyat didahulukan, hence because the rakyat (UMNO) wanted a man tainted with corruption to lead them in Bagan Pinang, that's what they get! Two thumbs up!
1 Malaysia- where MACC can ask someone to come and help with investigations but then say "he was not under our jurisdiction" when this someone is found dead on their premises. No police report, nothing. MACC's duty to BN's "pencapaian diutamakan".
1 Malaysia, it's not something that will outlive the PM. I doubt it will but MIC thinks its the greatest idea that has ever been invented. As great as the birth and rise of Samyvellu. Hence the need to change September 16, which is Malaysia day, to 1 Malaysia day. Can someone yell bootlicker?
1 Malaysia. This is what the chinese call a new jamban.
Everyone wants to go sit on it and take a crap. Just to experience the new jamban and its features.
Whatever it boasts to do, its still a place for crap isn't it?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Nobody's listening to you
Cause nobody cares
They will never change
They are slowly dying
They will never go away
They have nothing to lose
All my people come on
Choose your side
You're a long way from home, but not alone
They are afraid of you
Cause you know their secrets
I hear them praying for you
That you disappear
They are the enemy
We are the fallen
Now they have us on our knees
We have nothing to lose
All my people come on
Choose your side
You're a long way from home, but not alone
Keep your head up
Keep it real
You're a long way from home
You're not alone
I got you
The sky was blood red on New Years Day
One thousand candles light the way
Ten thousand souls are restless
Ten million hungry
Eat the rich, but pay me!
In the next episode&
I load and reload
It's kill or be killed
Sell or be sold
In this life, in this time, in my mind
I gotta stay high, cause I got left behind
Friday, October 09, 2009
That's how I as a MALAYSIAN, feel about Indonesians.
Did you hear they plan to INVADE Malaysia? A volunteer vigilante group called BENDERA (Benteng Demokrasi Rakyat) are waging war against us. They have 1300 volunteers and 500 medical personnel who plan to depart from Jakarta to Malaysia, armed with weapons like bamboo spears, sticks and parang.
They're wreaking vengeance on Malaysia because we:-
1) stole their culture
2) abuse their maids.
Us Malaysians are a terrible lot aren't we?
What do you mean we sent relief to Padang quake victims? Flew relatives and medical personnel and volunteers for free with Air Asia? Collected money and give them aid?
That's not enough.
What do you mean MERCY Malaysia was the first to land and offer its aid when the tsunami hit Indonesia?
That's not enough.
What do you mean we give thousands if not millions of Indonesians citizenship and PRs?
That's not enough.
What do you mean we give them jobs here ?
That's not enough.
What do you mean every year they give us the best haze ever from their burning forest- like a yearly gift. "Here's some tainted air for you courtesy of our burning forests. You're WELCOME!"
It's a damned gift. Why are us Malaysians so ungrateful?
We bloody stole their culture and abuse(d) their maids!
Who cares if that visit Malaysia ad had nothing to DO with Malaysia as it was produced solely by the Discovery/National Geographic channel? We could have done something! We could have issued a full page apology for even DARING to ASSUME we are as CULTURED as the Indonesians. For shame Malaysia!!
And who cares if thousands of poverty stricken women come here to earn a living and are able to support their families back in Indonesia? We abuse them! Three in every one hundred? Still? An abuse is an abuse! For shame Malaysia!!
I think the Indonesians are right. We deserved to be punished with primitive weapons.
Please do come attack us.
In return, to show you how very sorry we are, we shall revoke all citizenships and PRs offered to you, stop taking you in for jobs, stop providing relief whenever a natural disaster hits you.
Malaysia should just stop being such a bloody bad neighbour!
Thursday, October 01, 2009
As we walked into the police station, Ms. Asvin was chatting away on the phone while an old uncle was seated in front of her. This went on for 5 minutes. She then proceeded to end the call, made some small talk with the uncle and he proceeded to leave. She did not ask us why we were there nor did she acknowledge our presence. So, I went up to her and made the enquiries. She asked two half hearted questions and then proceeded to make a phone call on her mobile. She then continued to chat until I took her details down on a piece of paper. This was of course done on purpose in front of her.
As soon as she saw me doing that, she ended her call and shouted "APA PASAL YOU AMBIL NO SAYA?"
To which I replied "kenapa tak boleh?" The, actually no, HER madness then began.
She yelled AT me " you tak nampak saya bergayut atas telefon ke? Sekarang saya tolong you buat repot la!"
To which I said "saya memang nampak you borak atas telefon, walaupun ada dua orang duduk depan Puan untuk buat Repot."
To which she yells "You jangan ajar saya macam mana saya nak buat kerja ah!"
I replied that I was not in any way teaching her how to do her job, however I would have expected her to be more professional. And this of course incurred her wrath. She then threatened to ARREST me as I "maki hamun" her. Here she was yelling at me at the top of my voice, threatening to arrest me, saying that I "buat her angin". *followed by
pointing her finger to her temple*
I then gently reminded her that I was aware of my rights as I was practising as a lawyer and that if she insisted on arresting me for whatever reason, it would be her right to do so. The "lawyer" word further fanned her already burning anger (which would have scorched our faces had we been seated next to her) and she retorted "OH so you sangat berpelajaran la?! Saya sudah 20 tahun service tau!"
Now, as I cannot deny that I was "berpelajaran" (because I am honest that way) I nodded and said "Ya Puan, memang saya berpelajaran."
She then yells "Oh, jadi berpelajaran boleh biadap macam you la! Kurang ajar! You jangan tunjuk lagak di sini ah!" ( I swear her eyes were bulging out and would pop out at any minute)
At this point, I could no longer tolerate her bad behaviour and so I remarked " wah, dua puluh tahun service tapi masih duduk belakang counter ambil repot saja ka?"
She then picked up the phone to ask for security and said "Ada PEREMPUAN GILA di sini."
There was further yelling of how lawyers are always taking down police's particulars to complain and how I was very rude and lacked manners. I also reminded her that I was NOT the one doing all the yelling. She then proceeded to chase me out of the police station. I refused to budge and reminded her that " ini tempat awam untuk orang awam buat repot, kenapa saya tak boleh duduk sini?" Inflamed to the point of her cheeks turning a bright red, she told me to get off the chair and sit somewhere else. I of course refused and remain seated on
the chair in front of her.
10 minutes later (and followed by a lot of yelling on her part and amusement on my part)the security she called for arrived (funny how a police woman would need the shopping complex security to arrest me)
Security was represented by a rotund lady who came in asking what the problem was.Of course by the time this lady arrived Ms. Asvin had already calmed down a little and started processing my friend's report.
She then told my friend, "saya punya details sini kalau dia mau adu.Saya tak kisah pun."
It is funny how for a person who "tak kisah" she sure threw a big hissy fit when I took down her particulars.
At the end of the day, with the report in hand, we left the police station with two sets of eyes glaring and burning a big hole on my back.
MESRA, CEPAT dan BETUL.
TEGAS, ADIL DAN BERHEMAH.
What a joke.
Monday, September 14, 2009
I am more shamed by this whole incident than I am angered.
I am shamed because the authorities were so biased in the handling of this matter, racism was literally oozing out of their pores. How can a Minister stand in front of the rakyat, of all races, and say that the protesters did not mean to offend the Hindus?
“They said that they were very conscious and all that they wanted to do was to voice their unhappiness about the willingness of the state government to listen to their requests. I was told that even the Hindus there are not so passionate that it is built there (section 23)," says Hishamuddin.
And to Khir Toyo, the controversy its just over a "stupid" animal. But the best has yet to come. He then continues to say :-
The state government did not think... the cow's head was displayed because it is a 'stupid' animal, to show that the state government made a 'stupid' decision, and disrupted the peace of Section 23 residents. (It has) nothing to do with religious issues," he stressed.
To Hindus, a cow is a SACRED animal. But to Khir Toyo, its STUPID animal. And because cows are STUPID animals, then it just so happened (mere coincidence) that they decided to severe the cow's head and march with it (and finally upon reaching its destination, step and spit on it) to protest against the building of a temple in Sec 23 of Shah Alam. It was by chance that the cow is also a sacred animal to the Hindus. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT?! Mere coincidence.
(I mean, a pigs are generally known to be the "stupider" and lazier animal, so I would have thought that would have been a better choice for displaying "stupidity". )
Now, lets put the sheer stupidity and racist comments of the Ministers and Ex MB aside, does this episode not shame you? It shames me because I have been living in this country for all my life. And never have I even encountered a group of people so racist, they probably have their faces printed next to the word "RACIST" in the dictionary. And here it is for illustration purposes:-
I have never once thought, oh my, here comes another mosque built next to the Ipoh General Hospital. I think I should protest. Chinese, Indians, Non Muslims should protest the insensitive Muslims who built a mosque next to the Hospital. No sorry, not everybody finds your 5 times a day prayer calls soothing. (In fact God may not have agreed to its location as well seeing that the dome was struck by lightning and destroyed twice)
And I am sure nobody said why do you need a total of three mosques in the vicinity of Ampang (Bukit Indah area)? How about the Chinese residents there? Or maybe the people who live in PJ (predominantly Chinese) should protest a mosque built near Sec 14, or one in Uptown. Or Indians in Bangsar should have protested the big mosque standing next to BSC. Could have used that space for a big temple ? Or a church?
This is utterly ridiculous. It is SHAMEFUL. Shameful that these people parade around waving their hands like celebrities. Thinking they have done a wonderful thing "protecting" their religion and their race. But in all honesty, what it has done is merely showcasing your IGNORANCE. That you're not but a RACIST SCUMBAG. And your children ought to be ashamed that you call yourself a Malaysian. For years you live side by side or work side by side people of other races, and in private you spit on them and their religion? And now given an opportunity, you march on the streets and insult their religion? If I were your child, I would be ashamed that you gave birth to me.
The Hindus in Sec 23 have been quiet about this whole episode. To them, it does not matter whether the temple will be in Sec 23 or Sec 19. It probably means its just a walk or a drive away for them. They prefer not to make it a big issue by saying something about this protest. You know what that shows? It shows that they respect your religion and your views. If indeed you think SHAH FREAKING ALAM is an EXCLUSIVE MUSLIM territory, then by all means, let the temple be somewhere else. Who wants a place of religion be built on land filled with hate? I wouldnt.
You drag a cow head and you step and spit on it. And then you hold out your hands and say a prayer?
God will not listen to your prayers. For you have shamed him and you have shamed your religion.
Please do not wave your arms in triumph. Please cover your face in shame.
As a Malaysian, you have brought us to a new low.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
"KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — Malaysia has allowed hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas to play at Arthur's Day in Sunway Lagoon on Sept 25 — one of four official global spots celebrating Guinness Stout's 250th anniversary — but only for non-Muslims.
The Information, Communication and Culture Ministry had put in this condition, apart from telling the brewery not to put any logos or sell the bitter-sweet brew at the concert."
So Black Eyed Peas will play to a concert of no Guiness logos, no Guiness drinks and no Muslims.
"Music concert rules disallow breweries or alcoholic drinks makers from sponsoring such events but the ministry relented as the concert is expected to boost the tourism industry affected by the recession and the A(H1N1) flu outbreak. "
So the concert is held to boost tourism. But effectively by banning Muslims, this kills off tourism from Indonesia and the Middle East. true? And also Singapore and Thailand visitors who happen to be Muslims. And maybe even China as one of the largest Muslim population is found in China. So essentially by tourism, we mean only gwailos from European countries and also from America. Bu truthfully, how many of these gwailos make up the tourist numbers in Malaysia?
And in all honesty, if I am American, "I definitely won't be like, coming to Malaysia, like to you know, like watch BEP here. Like." (Americans and their overuse of the word like. I can never get it.) Besides they get to party in black carpet VIP parties all throughout Canada.
And that goes to same to Europeans. There they can probably watch the BEP performances unhindered.Concerts are planned in Dublin and London. No "decent" dressing. No censorship of obscene material.
So why would anybody travel to Malaysia to watch the Arthur's Day performance of BEP?
Essentially, the BEP performance is to cater to Malaysians and those from South East Asia. Indonesia only gets a bus safari travelling through 10 of its key cities from October ok? We get BEP and Reshmonu (but that is irrelevant).
So, essentially how does it boost tourism when you ban Muslims at the concert?
AND if the Guiness brew will NOT be served at the concert, why can't Muslims attend the concert?BECAUSE it is sponsored by an alcohol company that is why they should not "taint" themselves by attending it? So then they should either stop the alcohol ads in cinemas or ban Muslims from going there and exposing themselves to those ads. Ban Muslims from going on holidays at places where alcohol is widely advertised?
This logic of banning Muslims is so utterly ridiculous, I don't know whether to laugh. Or to cry.
I feel sorry for the Muslims. If I could tell them, I would say, I am sorry Rais Yatim is an eejit. I am sorry Datuk Dr. Hasan Ali is a double eejit. I am so sorry. It really is not my fault. But I am sorry nonetheless.
Friday, August 07, 2009
But the best of course is this:-
I feel so blessed to live in Malaysia. Where the politicians say : do not make everything a race issue.
They ban "pornographic" pages like gutteruncensored because they run pictures of Minister's children having beer and living decadently. Because some pictures of Ministers appear with another woman, who is obviously not his wife. They ban those websites. Write things which do not paint them in a good light, they charge the bloggers under the Sedition Act and ISA, and throw them in jail.
And they also try to ban or restrict access MalaysiaToday, Malaysiakini, they barge into offices of any publications which do not worship the ground that they walk on. They revoke the license of the Herald because they used the word "ALLAH". Apparently that word is exclusive to Islam only. I don't know who died and made them Muslim's "library of acceptable words that Non Muslims can use" key keeper.
But THIS pages you see above. They remain alive and well. They remain there to spit on all races except Islam. They remain there to degrade others who do not share their logic and outlook. They call themselves graduates. These graduates whom the Government has created a special quota to ensure they get into universities. The ones who remain here to incite racial hatred.And we somehow see the newspapers yell "BRAIN DRAIN" when the good and brainy ones never bother to come back to a country that does not appreciate them. Gee.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I thought "&%#$$?!?*&. These people deserved to be shot in the head for causing this jam."
No, this is not because I am PRO-ISA (as some people have claimed) but it is purely because I have always been anti street protests. I have always been because like I have said a million times before, and a million times now, it makes no F*king difference whether you go to the streets to show your dissatisfaction or not. In fact, the jam that you caused, the inconveniences that you caused, only made people who were sitting on the fence (and no pro government or pro opposition) MORE likely than not lean towards the ruling party.
Because simply put, if I were a trader in Masjid Jamek, where the protesters threw sand in my rice pots and broke my wares, I do NOT care if I will be arrested and put in detention without trial. It will more likely than not, not affect me because I am but a man trying to eke a living. I do not involve myself in politics. And frankly, I sit at home not wondering about laws like the ISA, in fact I sit at home and I wonder whether my business will be good tomorrow. Whether I can make enough money to support my family.
And when hordes of people attack my business on a so called mission to change a law, the likelihood of which will not affect me, I get bloody upset. I get pissed that my cash for that day is affected. Do you think I will be voting for you in the next general election? HAH!
I am not saying that people who are less educated, or are of a lower income can be easily bought (much like how some parties give out cash/cows/bicycles to win votes) but these people do not care about the abolishment of laws that will not affect them, or whether Anwar gets a fair trial or not, or whether Sivarasa is remanded or not. They care about their rice bowl. So PKR, what are you doing to protect my rice bowl? By marching on the streets? Holding rallies in Kelana Jaya? Getting everybody riled up and angry with the government? Then what happens when we go home? We still go home empty handed but with a fiery temper. Tomorrow when I go to work, I still suffer the same problems. Tomorrow my standard of living still does not improve.
Know your voters. Know your rakyat.
It is a BIG FALLACY to think that a bunch of people maching on the streets can EVER do it peacefully. Please. What were you born yesterday?? IN MALAYSIA?
Hah. You have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Let me repeat that in case you missed it.
A CHINESE man died.
To me, it did not really matter that he was CHINESE, to me it mattered that a fellow Malaysian had died. While in the custody of the MACC- a commission which objective is to stamp out corruption.
To my mind, I asked a million questions but none of those involved Teoh's race because it never, NEVER occurred to me that this was a Malay vs. Non-Malay battle.
To me, Teoh, regardless of his race/ religion/ political affiliations, is first and foremost, a person.
He is also a son. A husband to be. A father to be. A brother. And a friend.
He was never to me a PKR Chinese man.
And I abhor how everybody has seen his death from a racial/political view. Everyone, BN and PKR included has seen it fit to politicise the matter. the DPM has found it appropriate to remind BN component parties not to be shaken by this matter and to remain united.
PKR has seen it fit to yell BN's control of all government agencies are directed against the opposition and that we should all rise to fight this evil power.
I say, please. Pause.
I do not think it matters to Teoh's parents/ fiancee/family that his death was or was not because he was a chinese or a PKR supporter. To them, it matters that he is now dead. Many send condolence messages to his family, but it all comes with "we must rise against the evil powers of the ruling parties" or "MACC is evil". Even those who attended the funeral found it fit to wrap themselves in banners and poster and flood the whole procession with calls for "a Commission" and whatnot.
Are you there to mourn his death? Or are you there to rally for support for the party you are affiliated to?
TO many of us, we mourn his death. From a person to another.
Not as BN/UMNO/PKR/DAP/Gerakan/PAS 's supporters.
I don't know about you, but when I said a prayer for Teoh, I sure did not say "I hope the powers to be will suffer from this death and cause their downfall in the next election."
Friday, July 17, 2009
The body of Teoh Hock Beng, 30, was found dead on the 5th floor of the MACC office building. As of 9pm yesterday, his body was still in the same position and on the same floor with police swarming around it. God only knows why nobody removed the body which had been discovered since 1.30pm.
Of course everybody (who cared enough to wonder about our stinky political scene) speculated that this was not a simple case of Teoh being under pressure after being questioned by the MACC on the probe into allegations of misuse of allocations by several state assemblymen, thereby taking his own life. He was taken into questioning since Wednesday evening and was only released (only to be told to come back the next day with documents) at 3.45am. (I didn't know Government/Government controlled officers worked past 4.30pm)
How can this man, who was to be married the next day to his fiancee, and described by many colleagues and ex colleagues as a man with "faith in life" and one who was "strong", could have possibly taken his own life and over this issue which the MACC has alleged "did not involved him, but he was merely a witness to it."?
Many questions are left unanswered.
Some things that pop up in my head:-
1. Ean Yong, the Seri Kembangan state assemblyman, and also employer of Teoh, was not allowed to speak to him when he went to MACC at around midnight and was also not informed of his death.
2. Teoh apparently loitered around the building after he was released from questioning. In the first place, why would MACC officers allow a person brought in for questioning loiter around their office? And at 3.45am in the morning?
3. How can the MACC building not have any CCTVs?The court complex has it. Even apartments have it. Small mini markets have it. Hotels have it. Most government offices have it. But MACC does not? Weird.
And I find it really amusing that Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said police would conduct a thorough investigation into Teoh’s death and pledged “no cover-up.”
They actually have to pledge that there will be no cover up. It makes me wonder about the faith that we have in our authorities on their professionalism. The police have to make a pledge that there will be no cover up because the majority of us already know/feel that there will/may be some form of cover up. After all, this involves a member of the opposition party. Not the government in power.
I wouldn't be surprise if the initial classification of "sudden death" remains. And now that Teoh has passed, nobody outside of the MACC will ever know what he had to say about this whole fiasco. For me, its not even about whodunnit. Because I do not want to speculate. However I wonder why a man aged 30, would kill himself (if he had done so) on the eve of his marriage registration? What happened in the MACC office during questioning? What happened between the hours of 345am to 6am (last seen alive) to make this man want to take his life? Or for someone else to take away his life? What type of political filth are we currently dealing with that a man had to resort to killing himself/be killed? I tremble at the thought.
So many questions we hope we will get answers too. Because a dead man cannot speak. We can only cross our fingers that those who are tasked to find evidence to speak on his behalf, will be honest, truthful and have a conscience to ensure justice is done.
However today I am comforted by the fact that perhaps, DSAI would actually have a fair trial before Justice Zabidin Mohd Diah. Finally, a judge who recognises that under Section 51A of the Criminal Procedure Code, the Accused is allowed access to witness statements. For years, us defence lawyers have been fighting for access to these statements. Simply because a man on trial, who is entitled to a fair trial, should know what these people have said AGAINST him or FOR him. But all these while, the prosecution had reserved the element of surprise. If there is something against the Accused, the use it in FULL FORCE, if there is anything FOR the Accused, its classified "privileged".
I say it is about time Malaysia buck up. We are so far behind in the development of the law we should all be ashamed.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Well, all good theories must come to an end one day right?
So I present to you Ms. Malaysia Model of the World 2009,
(look ma! I am the winner, wait, I change my mind, no wait I am the winner!)
Now, this fashion designer had beaten out 25 other contestants to win the crown.
So she sashayed down the runway, waving her beauty queen wave. Smiling and thinking "IMMA WINNER IMMA WINNER!"
Then she changes her mind.
She decides, NAH, I can't make the trip to China to represent Malaysia in the Model of the World contest.
I guess someone must have whispered in her ear after she was announced the winner that she would actually HAVE to travel to China to represent Malaysia.
So she decided, NAH, I think I will switch my crown with the runner up and let HER do the travelling to China because of my so called alleged spine injury surgery which I think may hinder me from properly representing Malaysia. (at least she has Malaysia's interest at heart, no?)
Then she changes her mind again.
She decides, you know what? I think I can make it. I think I'll go to China after all!
Except that the organisers decided that she can take her fickle mindedness elsewhere and/or shove it up her you know where.
So, the runner up is now the Winner.
So what did they say about beauty with brains again?
Sorry. I forgot what I was out to say in the first place.
Friday, June 26, 2009
"KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 — The government has allocated RM1 million for former Ferrari Formula One team boss Jean Todt to spend over two years as Malaysia’s Tourism ambassador."
But wait, the best is yet to come :-
The tourism Minister then goes on to say :-
“One million in Europe gets you nothing nowadays,” she said, defending the appointment.
And of course, the thing that made me want to put on a full face of make up, get dressed and rush out the door to pat her on the back is this:-
"She added that Todt was chosen for his international presence and connectivity, which would give Malaysia greater visibility.
Ng claimed that Todt had personally helped the ministry make influential contacts in Paris, including a top film producer, magazine publisher and aides of French president Nicolas Sarkozy."
Well, I dont know about the rest of you, but I would love to know who the "top film producer" is. And also who this "magazine publisher" is and of course, the AIDES of the Sarkozy.
Cos I am just WAITING in anticipation for these people to come over because Jean Todt somehow managed to "INFLUENCE" them to:-
1) invest in Malaysia; OR
2) make a film in Malaysia; OR
3) mention the name "Malaysia" in their movie/magazine; OR
4) Suddenly the Frech Prez is going to ask Airbus to stop charging Malaysia so much for their damned Airbus; OR
5) Give Air Asia/MAS free Airbus.
Its TOTALLY WORTH THE RM1 MILLION EUROS. totally. 100%.
Of course it would not make any sense to get a Malaysian to promote Malaysia. What rubbish! What do you mean Zang Toi would be a good choice? Who is he?! Jimmy Choo? What do WE care that he once dressed Princess Diana's feet?
We prefer someone who is French and has a Malaysian girlfriend. Someone who was at one time some big arse in Ferrari. Someone whom nobody really knows actually but somehow has links to A top movie producer, magazine publisher and Sarkozy's aides.
Impressive aint it? That is why he was a natural choice. He is going to go around the world, with his expenses paid by the Malaysian government, snickering and laughing his ass to the bank that the Malaysian Government is stupid enough to invest money in this hare brained scheme called the "tourism ambassador".
We appreciate Todt so much, we even awarded him a Datukship. Just by doing Michelle Yeoh, I mean, just by having a Malaysian girlfriend, he got a Datukship. At least Shah Rukh Khan had to MAKE a movie here first.
Now he is one lucky rich Malaysian Tourism Ambassador.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
You know what happens when us Malaysians cannot command the language?
This may just happen to the youths of Malaysia:-
I don't know about you, but that video sends chills down my spine.
English is necessary. Just deal with it. The rest of the world (except maybe minority in Singapore in Indonesia) does not speak Bahasa Melayu you know?
Thursday, June 04, 2009
"3. (1) A "seditious tendency" is a tendency -
(e) promote feelings of ill will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Malaysia...."
you get this:-
a TICKING OFF.
Now, if you are any other non supporter of the Government and you publish an article which reeks of truth...
CHARGED IN COURT UNDER THE SEDITION ACT.
You be the judge.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
But every woman can give birth to a child.
But not every woman can be a mother.
And hence, if you are not ready to be a mother, please do the world a favour, keep those legs closed. And shove your lust aside, or at least don some protection because the LAST THING we need, is an unfit mother. the LAST thing we need is a mother who spent 9 months carrying a child in her womb, only to inflict hurt on her child.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I am not.
I already know what the COA will say.
This is a case of constitutional importance. Which will affect all of Perak. In fact one which will affect all Malaysians. This is the case which will show the impartiality, independence and soundness of the judiciary (and of the legitimacy of the Government).
But the judiciary/government/BN-UMNO has decided ONE JUDGE will seal the deal.
Who is surprised? Not me.
Firstly I said "what EGM?" and secondly I said "What for?"
I was then asked to watch this video:-
After watching this video, I was asked to read a blog of one of the lawyers here.
So like I said in my previous posting, I said the lawyers may have threatened or demanded to see those arrested and I said I was not there and I stand corrected. So, here I admit, there were no threats, but clearly from the video you can see that they were insistent and demanded to see those arrested.
Firstly, yes, these as you can see, are very junior lawyers much like myself. And it is normal to come full with ideals of the law and the rights of the accused and the rights of lawyers to represent the accused persons. However, any seasoned lawyer will tell you that there really is no need for aggression.
Obviously the OCPD was fuming. Obviously if he was already shouting TANGKAP TANGKAP like a mad idiot shows that it probably would not do you any good to stand outside after he had yelled for all of you to bersurai to keep staying there and insisting to be allowed inside. To be fair to the police, whenever anyone is arrested, they are not given any access to the lawyers until perhaps a little later or the next day. Why should these people who were arrested for holding the candlelight vigil be any different? (Of course the reason as to why they were arrested is laughable and beyond idiocy but that is a different story altogether)
I am not saying that the lawyers were not doing what they should have done, I am saying that it could have been done differently. Where were the senior lawyers? Why is it that a bunch of young inexperienced lawyers were sent out there to "fight for the rights" of those who had their rights violated?
I am sorry, but I still stand by my belief. I know what is right, but I also know how it should be done and the way it was done as shown in the video above, is just not it.
Friday, May 08, 2009
That is all bullshit man. Surgeons around the world are doing face transplants, doctors around the world are saving lives, scientists around the world are looking for cures for AIDS and coming up with artificial eyes for the blind and Stephen Hawking is still a living, breathing talking man despite his condition. Those people, if they want to gloat a little, or maybe yell YOU KNOW WHAT I DO OR NOT? Well, they can.
But lawyers. Damn. Those people are just annoying.
Yesterday I received a text at around 12am from a friend who informed me that 5 lawyers were arrested in the Brickfields police station. Now, I have mentioned before in here that I DO NOT subscribe to street protests and useless gatherings and demonstrations. Because to me, that does not solve anything, in fact it makes the authorities even more agitated and more inclined to show what type of power they can yield.
I gently reminded my friend that perhaps, these gathering of lawyers for a show of power is not the best solution. Perhaps, the Bar Council president who was there, ought to have pulled the OCPD aside and asked, NICELY, whether he could have maybe a minute or two to see the arrested lawyers and to see how they intend to proceed with the matter.
Instead, I can bet my life, the lawyers yelled and shouted, screamed and kicked up a fuss about not being able to see their fellow brothers in robes. In fact, I think these screaming,kicking,fussing and demanding was probably what got them arrested in the first place. But I was not there, so I stand corrected. However what I WILL say is this:-
Sure, the PDRM can be considered a piece of dog shit when it comes to being impartial. They are biased, much like every government agency is, but I think, it is hardly justifiable for the police man/men who sat in the Brickfields police station to haul 5 lawyers into the cells just because the ASKED to see those who were arrested during the candlelight vigil. I sincerely, truly doubt it. What I sincerely truly believed is that the lawyers made a fuss, a big whole ruckus, possibly made some legal threats, maybe spit a little (say it, dont spray it) and did some table banging and INSISTED they be GIVEN THE LEGAL RIGHT to have representation.
Darling, legal rights exists. But yelling it on top of your lungs and demanding it isnt going to get you anywhere. Mahatma Gandhi didnt get where he did by yelling his right as an Indian citizen to freedom. Tunku Abdul Rahman did not stomp the British offices demanding Malaya's independence because it was OUR RIGHT TO BE FREE! No siree, it was done properly, peacefully and rightfully.
So, all my brothers in robes out there, please, press pause.
Knowing what is right and doing it properly is one thing but knowing what is right, and insisting, demanding, threatening and yelling it has to be done the LEGAL way is really, another winding, slow path to death.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Barisan Nasional has proven to us once again why, when Najib told us that he was the man of all Malaysians(the ONE MALAYSIA concept which he so cleverly coined) it was nothing but a big fat joke.
It is a big fat joke because us Malaysians living in Perak want fresh elections when our so called representatives allegedly resigned. We the Malaysians in Perak want our rightful Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Nizar to remain our Menteri Besar. We the Malaysians in Perak really hoped and wished that Hee the betrayer of not only residents in Jelapang but of all PR supporters, had instead of tearing the RM50 note offered by Thomas Su to Ganesan the impromptu speaker, taken it and done what Thomas Su had suggested which is to "go and die".
We the Malaysians in Ipoh want all of the above. So, if you are a man of all Malaysians, why do you not heed what we want? Why do you forcefully remove our rightful speaker from his seat
and placed an idiot who keeps adjourning the assembly under the advice of someone else because he does not know the procedure? What type of democracy are you subscribing to? Obviously it is not the same one that I subscribe to.
What excuse do you have for the fracas that happened in Perak? Are you closing an eye to what is happening ? Are you petrified that us Malaysians in Ipoh/Perak will throw out BN without even a sec, or a milisecond of hesitation?
You should be very afraid.
And that is why you tremble in fear when there are calls for fresh elections. When you know you can wriggle and illegally force your way through with corrupt money and corrupt politicians, why bother with the proper way? It makes sense that if you are in Penanti and you know its a lose lose situation, you call your decision not to contest as "saving the taxpayers money". But when there is a possibility you can corruptly buy your way into the hearts of the voters and politicians, you splash out millions and millions in your campaigning.
Today, I KNOW I surge in pride for all whom have stood up for what they believed in. Whether it be wearing black, standing in the hot sun outside the State Secretariat Building, donning your robes inside or refusing to give up your proper rightful seat, you should all be proud.
As for the rest. This is how you spell it. S.H.A.M.E.
And this is the sentence in which it should be fitted in:-
SHAME ON ALL OF YOU.
Monday, April 27, 2009
"TWO DOCTORS AT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FOUND IDLING"
*shock horror.ohmygawd.is this true?
Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk M.Saravanan was shocked to find that instead of attending to patients who were waiting at the emergency department, two doctors were reading newspapers and minding their own business and doing his own stuff.
First of all, why is he shocked? Are you shocked ? I am not. It is not unusual for government doctors(also every other government servant) to idle around "minding their own business".
Let digress to a conversation I had with a court staff the other day.
Me: *calls out to court staff who came out of the office to pass something to someone at the counter* Puan, En. Azman ada?
Civil Servant: Guna telephone.
Me: Dah cuba tapi tak ada orang angkat telefon. Boleh check sama ada En. Azman ada kat dalam?(They are all in the same office, possibly around 20 tables in there)
CS: Dia tak angkat dia takde-la. *quickly shuffles away*
ANYWAY,back to the story.
After all, emergency means nothing to them. Emergency is maybe a rank below "I dont give a rat's ass" or just a little above " I dun give two rats ass".
Anyway, the best quote of the day goes to *drum roll* HKL Director Datuk Dr. Zaininah Mohd Zain for this gem of a saying :-
"Hospital's investigations showed that there were ONLY eight patients and 20 relatives and that NONE of the patients were in pain because " we practise holistic pain care service and pain (is assessed) as the fifth vital sign."
it gets better..
"Our hardworking doctors are but human" and if they are reading newspapers when there were no cases (nobody in pain to be precise) it should not be interpreted as neglecting their responsibility." (only if they accidently cut off the wrong leg, or cause a limb to fall of, pull a baby out of the womb way too hard..then it MAY be negligence.MAY Be only.)
*all statements in brackets are my own
And the government wonders why people would rather risk the idea of dying on the way to a private hospital 600km away then do a hop skip to the government hospital a stone's throw away.
After all, pain apparently has its own measurement in Government hospitals.
Probably something like this :-
1. Slight pain
3. Damn painful
4. IT HURTS MOTHERFKER, IT HURTS!
4.5 Government hospital's holistic approach to pain intervenes and decides, nope, not enough pain.
5. Too dead to know there is pain.
Then if you die, the forensic pathologist will say " Natural Death."
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
(I know, all of you can gasp in disbelief, but Malaysia is WAY MORE HIGH TECH than Microsoft. TAKE THAT BILL GATES!)
(THIS is when I feel compelled to yell MALAYSIA BOLEH!)
The story is, whatshisname, oh yea ex-President Bush asked his Cabinet - "why is it that a small country like Malaysia can come up with such a FANTASTIC technology like the chip based passport, but we can't?" (this is a true story, cos I heard it from someone who is closely connected to IRIS)
So what is the use of this super high tech chip based passport? To make detecting people easier. The rumour is that eventually, the Government will make the chip on our identification cards GPS enabled. So that each and every person can be detected. (Privacy? Bah Humbug!) So, currently our passport is so blardy high tech, wherever we go, we realise that other countries are so low tech, we still have to line up to have the passport checked by a human being. Sheesh.
Anyway, the whole point of my rant is this.
Malaysia is so high tech. Passport high tech? Check. ID card high tech? Check. ATM card high tech? Check. Credit Card high tech? Check.
But, still we get this :-
"Helmi Malek, the former boyfriend of Selangor exco member Elizabeth Wong has yet to be traced, says Kuala Lumpur CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah"
Then what is all the use of the high tech things? when you cannot even trace a man who obviously will have to use his passport and his identity cards or even his ATM or Credit Cards to be running around wild in some other country.