Trip to Melbourne was nice :) There were many happy things and sad side of this trip . But let me share my unhappiness over the trip first . Initially we booked through an agent to go for a day tour to see Penguins and then for a Steam Train ride . Sadly , the next day , we were told by the tour operator that our agent only booked for two instead of three . And the bus was left with two seats only . So we went back to the agent , he told us he booked for three . Ahuh !? We decided to cancel our day tour packages . Hmm .... and yet I thought Malaysians are terrible in providing promises and services ..... the grass overseas are not greener after all .
Friday, December 29, 2006
Trip to Melbourne was nice :) There were many happy things and sad side of this trip . But let me share my unhappiness over the trip first . Initially we booked through an agent to go for a day tour to see Penguins and then for a Steam Train ride . Sadly , the next day , we were told by the tour operator that our agent only booked for two instead of three . And the bus was left with two seats only . So we went back to the agent , he told us he booked for three . Ahuh !? We decided to cancel our day tour packages . Hmm .... and yet I thought Malaysians are terrible in providing promises and services ..... the grass overseas are not greener after all .
I read it all from Malaysia-today.net .
To be on the safe side , I give full credits to Raja Petra and Aliran for publishing the article I'm about to comment .
http://malaysia-today.net/blog2006/reports.php?itemid=1497 is the site you should read a little about ... spend some time
But I know some are too lazy to read long articles so below are some extracts of it .
The Auditor General cited various cases of questionable spending of ‘goodwill money’ in his report:
- A sum of RM110,000 was paid to sponsor the Sungai Petani Puteri UMNO’s Tuition Centre programme based on a project proposal paper, said the AG. But he merely observed that such payments should have been based on actual monthly claims from the tutors instead of only a project paper. That is missing the point: the larger question is why should public funds be used to finance a project clearly run by a political party?
- The Kedah state development office paid RM701,000 for various items: lapel pins, caps, billboards, to mark the visit of the PM and his deputy to the state; carpets and ‘timber blinds’ for the Menteri Besar’s office; filming equipment for the ntv7 crew. According to feedback, the AG noted, payment was made based on a directive from the MB. And filming equipment? The larger question that must also be asked is why should public funds be used to pay for equipment for the crew from a private television company?
There are of course many more cases cited by the AG according to this article . But I don't really like the intonation of it . It might sound bias against the Government . For example ,
RM4.5 million was spent to renovate the Negri Sembilan’s government guest-house for use as the official residence of the Menteri Besar. The AG noted, somewhat matter-of-factly, that the expenditure was not in line with the objective of the Fund.
I'm not sure about the objective of the Fund . But to me , a RM4.5mil renovation might be justifiable . The renovation might be necessary . I'm not sure about the condition of the guest-house , but yeah ..... it might be necessary .
The figures might seem huge , probably it is . Renovations up to RM 4.5mil ?!? It can buy u a proper nice bungalow perhaps at Seri Kembangan , Damansara .
I'm not sure . I agree with doing renovation works . But the sum is probably on the expensive side , don't u think ?
Anyway , it is for you to judge . I'm just highlighting some interesting reports found in Malaysia-today.net and I'm in no way supporting or against anyone , any side of the political arena .
A special thanks to Sheih of www.kickdefella.blogspot.com who has moved to www.kickdefella.wordpress.com . I saw my blog link on your site . Thank you for making our blogging arena interesting with your comments and posters .
Blogs initially have the special purpose of sharing what is on the minds of the bloggers themselves , what events took place which bloggers would like to share and many other objectives .
And that is what blogs will continue to serve as .
A Piece of My Mind was created to share my views on issues with my close friends and family because I know most of you are too busy to read about these stuff . And that is why I bring it to your attention here cause I know my dearest friends visit my site to read about me and my views frequently .
Well , have a nice day :) Will be blogging about my trip to Melbourne in Nov 2006 later :)
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Dear Editor of The Star , my fellow Malaysians , Government of Malaysia .
The recent hike in toll rates are simply astonishing . It is astonishing to a point that many in the upper echelons and those in the corridors of power argue with a simple reasoning that our toll rates are among the cheapest in the world , our petrol prices are among the cheapest in the world .
True indeed . I represent all Malaysians to agree with the government on this fact . However , I beg to add another fact that is totally undeniable to all Malaysians including the Cabinet and Parliament of Malaysia .
One fact that has the simple argument of 'cheapest' as well . Is it not the case that our payroll and wages are among the 'cheapest' in the world ? Or should I put it in a better word - lowest ?
With the A% increase in toll rates , the B% increase in food prices , the C% increase in petrol prices , the D% increase in sundry prices and of course with a ZERO% increase in wages , what are we left with ?
This is a significantly damaging effect on poverty levels , probably some will not be able to buy vitamins now . Malnourishment might be on the way . Perhaps we will be the new African nations of Asia . Healthcare prices are damaging our lives too . Why are these happening ? Operators argue that petrol and toll prices have increased . Thus , costs of production have increased .
By saying all these , I would like to bring this to the attention of the upper echelons and those who walk the corridors of power .
Our situation now can be described with a few words like economically disastrous , socially preposterous , financially ridiculous and many more .
Those in the income bracket of RM 2000 - 3000 or perhaps even RM 5000 would find it tough to maintain a family of an elderly parents to care for , a wife , and a few kids whose education in the later years will require another huge sum .
How are we to survive ? What will the remedy be ? Ah Longs ? Debts ? Or starve and beg ?
Probably it is high time the government review the need for minimum wages policies , legislations for a sudden ABCDE% increase in payrolls for public and private sectors and many more .
Those who are 'highly knowledgeable' in Economics in the Ministries can think of something better I suppose .
Sorry for not writing over the past 2 months . I sincerely apologize . Was busy with my sister’s student exchange programme to Japan and had some activities here and there .
Yep yep . These are mere excuses . Have been lazy and thought of ignoring A Piece of My Mind . But sadly , the project of ignorance failed terrible .
Today I was badly disturbed . Badly disturbed with the fact that a blogger disappeared for two weeks .
This blogger is famous for creating movie posters filled with sarcasm against our politicians , especially Pak Lah . He even led a petition against our Prime Minister .
He disappeared according to some . But today , I read a posting by him . A very disturbing one .
Ini adalah posting terakhir saya di blog ini. Saya mengucapkan terima kasih kepada kesemua pengunjung dan juga rakan blogger di atas sokongan selama ini. Semenjak posting saya pada 17 November yang lalu, berbagai pengalaman baru saya tempuhi. Alhamdulillah, saya sihat sejahtera. Maaf kerana saya telah menimbulkan kerisauan kepada rakan-rakan sekalian. Mulai hari ini, saya memulakan blog baru di Kickdefella - Return of The Prodigal Son. Laman baru ini akan mengenengahkan nota-nota tutorial saya, pandangan saya tentang pengajian perfileman dan juga sedikit cetusan rasa terhadap keadaan semasa di negara Malaysia. Saya berjanji, tidak akan ada lagi tumbukan 'below the belt' buat menantu Perdana Menteri sekarang dan juga terhadap Perdana Menteri Malaysia yang amat prihatin membela bangsanya. Insya Allah. let bygone be bygone. Ikhlas, Sheih
What does this imply ? What is the meaning of this ? The blogger of the ever famous http://kickdefella.blogspot.com/
Was he given trouble and warnings by the Royal Police force of Malaysia ? Malaysia a police state as claimed by Dr Mahathir …. hmm …. was it a wild shot or was it a fact in one of our chapters of current affairs ?
I wonder . Bloggers , beware . But my disappearance for two months had nothing to do with the Police or the Special Branch agents .
I am who I am . Currently on holidays till a later date which some of you know .
This time , A Piece of My Mind will be told almost as frequently as the good old days . I am back and I will vent my anger and fury , at times gentle and nice , with a chunk of what is worrying and troubling me , with a piece of my mind that I believe is still sane and rational .
I will talk more on what Raja Petra wrote with regards to our Auditor General’s report . Sigh . Malaysians , my fellow countrymen . Lend me your ears . For it is time we become more knowledgeable and invest our time in our money , in the public funds that we have entrusted into the hands of our elected representatives and governments .
The news report on Architecture Imperialism in the The Star by UTM’s Professor was good . Get hold of it , get hold of the meaning behind the story . The true meaning of democracy .
What is in your mind ? Share it here with me .
I am not afraid . Why must you ? I’m not ignorant . Why must you ?
Stand up , my true countrymen . Fight for your believes , share a piece of sweet cake called unity with all races . Love your country .
Will be back with more blog entries .
Saturday, October 14, 2006
They have failed miserably in incorporating the most expensive trait in the world - nationalism .
This particular 'gene' did not appear strong enough in Malaysian . In other words , it is a dominated gene , not a dominating one .
Proton's birth on 7th May 1983 was a marvel to Malaysia . At that point of time , Malaysia was at a tender age of 26 years with about 3 months to go . Many belittled Proton but it ended up successful and shocked the pessimists of the country's ability and visions .
The 'gag' on a large population of Malaysians' criticisms and sceptical views of Proton was mere temporary . Proton had a rocky ride all the way till today , accepting dirty slings and shots from the general public and international viewers .
The age of Proton today ? 23 years .
The age of Toyota today ? 73 years .
The age of Ford today ? 103 years .
The last figure '3' is just a mere coincidence by the way . But the truth does not lie on the figures .
We all know how loyal Japanese are . At times , we think they are an extreme civilization that places their country above their own lives . Or should I say placed and still place ?
Take a look down the history of Japanese . Due to war and the style of governance in Japan during the Ages of Dynasties , Japanese are a population of nationalists . Their love for their country , if measurable , can sink or even bury the whole South East Asians' with lots to spare .
From this factor , I would like to link it back to the automobile industry .
One reason why Japanese carmakers are so successful today was because of substantial and solid support initially .
'Japanese babies' that were learning to walk had support from their countrymen . That factor contributed to a tremendous flourishing automobile industry in Japan that soon expanded overseas . And today ? They are giants in the automobile industry , statistically surpassing many top companies in the world , if not ranked the best .
The Japanese since ages ago till today are well known to be nationalists and they have a huge chunk of patriotism running in their blood . Because of that , many Japanese people are successful in developing their industries and corporations . Undeniably , the automobile industry was one of the main benefactors of the 'Japanese nationalism gene' .
Proton ? People are critical . And just critical . People ? What people ? Malaysians to be exact . We go around critisizing Proton and comparing Proton with many other companies in the world like Mercedes , Toyota , Ford .
But again , look at some facts . The most glaring one would be their ages .
Do you expect a high school kid to be comparable with a Postgraduate student in University of London ?
Do you honestly expect that ?
The same lies with Proton . Give it some time . But you keep arguing . Give it some support . But you keep critisizing .
A baby born in Malaysia is fast dying . It is on the fast track in search of Death .
Why ? All because of nationalism genes . We are having a lack of this particular gene . And this gene's abscence are causing us to bleed in shame and might die a shameful death soon in the name of Proton .
Why ? It is because we do not give Proton a chance . Imagine that the high school kid was knocked down .
What would be the case ? Well , we would prefer to let a high school kid die without medical support and let the university lecturer continue feeding us with information , knowledge .
Why ? Why the poor kid must be sacrificed ? Because the cost of bringing the high school kid up is too high ?
Yes . The high school kid requires extremely high expenses with tuition fees and consumption expenses daily . And he doesn't earn any revenue . Thus he is in the red in accounting terms .
Yes . The university lecturer is earning money , his accounts are in the black , and he is contributing to the society . Perfect .
But then again , are we to kill of that high school kid ?
Many will say "No , we won't . It is not the same as letting Proton shut down and praise the heroes of Toyota and BMW . IT IS NOT THE SAME !!!" .
Does that high school kid sound like Proton ? The university lecturer can be any of those car companies you compare with - Toyota , Honda etc .
We are indeed no different .
Simply because we were born without the nationalism genes .
Congratulations . That is all for today's class on The Malaysian Failure Code .
By now , we will all be clearer with the analogy drawn and the Code on Proton interpreted .
I seriously need to know . I can't think of which pawn or knight that I want to mobilize next .
Sigh . The props are not at all good looking . The scenes are all below a Grade C . The characters are far from satisfatory level . Things are not as beautiful as the springs of a blossoming flowery bed .
Something must be done . And I need to know what , how , why and when .
The pieces must be moved into position as soon as possible . I am lacking time . But I do not see any light at all . I need some motivation and inspiration .
I guess I have to go into a 'sleep mode' and go back to 'the cave of inspiration' once again in a quest to search for another life line to carry on with the game .
No one will know what I am doing or even thinking . The pictures you see are not complete . The scenes you are watching , watched or are about to watch are not at all finalized .
Be assured . It will be interesting .
Dear bloggie , I rest my case . For now .
Soon bloggie . Soon . My bloggie and I will be one and we will move our pieces forward in unison .
Until then , I reserve my words "checkmate" .
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Take some of your time and visit websites like Malaysiakini.com , Malaysia-today.net and Beritakmu.net . And perhaps Agendadaily.com as well .
These websites will broaden your political views . Some even reveal news of certain 'top flight' people in the country . Some even bring news quicker than any media in Malaysia .
Most of these websites carry news and analysis with facts that you will never read in the papers or the mainstream media's website . The news you get are normally edited and some end with a simple reply . But these online news portals carry on revealing truths , provide analysis and many more .
I pity Dr Mahathir at times . But I would say my level of pity for those who fight him are even higher .
Tsk tsk . Shame on you . I pity you that you have such characteristics .
Dr Mahathir fed you and made you Ministers , Chief Ministers , gave you the opportunity to lead and do something proud .
Now not only you vote him out , you campaigned against him , you made lodging reports on money politics tough .
Are you sincere in going against Tun ? Tsk tsk . If it is , and if I am you , I would feel shy . Malulah kamu , malulah seisi keluarga mu . Sepatutnya bersyukur kepada Tun kerana Tun tak kira kawan atau musuh , Tun memberi peluang kepada mu semua .
Namun kini , anda membaling pinggan yang digunakan sekian lama untuk makan dan menjamu selera . Melawan Tun pula kini .
It is indeed embarassing .
The frustration I feel at times happen because 'entertainment responsibility' on my part has to happen at the wrong time . It has reached a level till I felt that I am being bullied and assumed to be 'bulliable' , perhaps public property .
But never mind ... it is good to test and train my patience .
Privacy is a valuable item to me these days . Probably my mood is bad , motivation is low and concentration is badly affected .
Whenever I eat more than usual , spend more than usual , it simply shows the above .
I might need a vacation , hibernation , or hide myself out somewhere to get some refreshing enlightenments of my mission in life .
I need to be alone at times . To be honest , I am the type who can live alone in a humanless world perhaps ... all silent and peaceful .
It will be the type of life where I can close my eyes and every breathe and moment , where I can move around freely to seek peace of mind and put a smile in my face .
I need some enlightenment . Sigh . A week or two , I will be fine I guess .
Up till then , may the best be with me ...
Don't worry . I am all fine and safe . It has been a bz time for me .
For starters , I apologize for not blogging and telling stories to my beloved blog .
Initially I had wonderful and close friends over here holidaying in Canberra . Eileen , Ash , Li Let , Shalini .
Nice and friendly people . I do hope your visit to Canberra was memorable :) If not , just let me know and I will be glad to improve .
And immediately after my pals left , I had a problem again with my belly button . Had one issue with it in April . This time the Antibiotics did not make the suspected bacteria go off .
Unexpectedly , I had a minor growth of flesh growing out from the top of my belly button hole . It juts out and looks weird .
During that period of a week , the pain was so unbearable . It was like a knife piercing through my belly button . And whenever I take bath , it hurt so badly I felt like screaming . I had to take painkillers for the first few days and took more when I had an assignment to be completed .
I went to the hospital and was recommended for a scan . Did a scan privately (ultrasound) . The results ? I am having a special medical condition .
Oh yeah ! I had an antibiotic injection at my right arse and a tetanus jab in my left arm ! Guess what ? The antibiotic was meant to hurt and so was the tetanus . The contents of them hurt my arse so badly that I can barely walk out of the hospital that day . Couldn't sit as well . It was like a bullet in my arse .
Sigh . Pain pain .
The doctor say it is pus that was causing all the pain and that growth thingy . But there was more . The radiologist had to call in a specialist to verify a suspected urachus tube .
A urachus tube normally turns into a ligament after birth . It was just to transfer urine from the baby in the womb .
But the Dr saw traces and they suspect I am still having that TUBE !! After TWO DECADES !!And my urachus tube is still there !!
The doctor said the urachus tube connects the bladder and the belly button . And they suspect that there is an infection at the end of the tube at my belly button .
Amazing . My Physician in Malaysia said there might even be urine in it . Haha . A urine that is as old as me ? It is just fantastic . Yep yep . My mom is keeping in touch with me and my Malaysian doctors . Haha . Moms are always worried .
Yeah . The sad news is I might have to verify whether it is true or not after I settle that growth like thingy in my belly button . I will need another ultrasound scan .
And if it is true , sigh , I will have to go for surgery to remove that tube . Compulsory to be removed . Sigh .
Never mind . Thankfully my family has a trusted surgeon . Haha . My whole extended family goes to this surgeon . Good fella .
Well . That is all . Basically I have been kept busy by these stuff :)
Will blog more all right ?
Namun , kerana RM200 dan “Menu Perwakilan” , jasa itu terkubur dalam Buku Sejarah Kurrikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Menengah . Menteri – menteri kabinet perlu diberi kredit sepenuhnya kerana memaparkan diri sebagai keliru dan buntu .
Di Perhimpunan Agung UMNO semasa Si Doktor mengumumkan persaraan , ada yang menangis , ada yang merayu , ada yang panik .
Selepas bersara , saya sebagai salah seekor Harimau di Malayan Tigers ingin bertanya , adakah ahli UMNO MT , ahli Kabinet , PM dan DPM membuat kunjungan ke rumah Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad di Seri Kembangan ?
Adakah anda semua ada meluangkan masa di Rumah “Seri Perdana” di Mines pada bila-bila masa , semasa Hari Raya ? Tangan yang mu cium selalu dulu , tangan yang memberi mu nafkah hidup , tangan yang memberi mu pangkat dan kenamaan , tangan yang memberi mu peluang “berkhidmat untuk Negara dan rakyat” .
Lupakah tangan itu ? Detik permulaan untuk menguburkan jasa ini telah bermula . Namun , jasamu Tun , tetap di mata saya , hati saya , dan kepercayaan saya dan rakan – rakan yang bersefahaman dengan Visi ,
Misi dan Aspirasi Tun untuk merealisasikan Wawasan dan kegemilangan . Wahai rakan – rakan ku . Ketepikanlah segala emosi anda dan pengaruh dari sumber lain . Memang benar pimpinan 22 tahun ini , ada positif dan negatifnya .
Jangan datang beritahu saya bahawa ibu bapa mu tidak buat silap pun . Ingatkah kata – kata “Datuk , tolonglah datuk , saya insaf , tolong jangan saman , ni saya bagi ni minum kopi , ok ?” . Tentulah ingat .
Tun pernah buat silap . Namun kesilapan itu , saya percaya sebahagian besarnya hak milik para menteri kabinet . Tun tetap berpendirian teguh untuk menjadi Panglima dan menjadi perisai kepada segala kesilapan administrasi beliau .
Ini tentulah tidak sama seperti kini . “I don’t know , you have to refer to my Minister” . Haha .
Janganlah lupa . Biasiswa JPA , Biasiswa Mara , Biasiswa Petronas , KLCC , Monorail , Pesta – pesta , Perayaan , KL Tower , BTS dsb . Inilah simbol Malaysia . Berjasakah Tun ? Sudah tentu ramai yang tidak setuju .
Namun mampukah anda mencapai rekod Tun selama 22 tahun ? Sudah tentu tidak . Kami semua setuju Visi beliau cukup mantap dan progresif untuk Negara .
Dan kerana titik inilah kami perlu terus berjuang demi diri , bangsa dan Negara .
Berjuanglah demi Negara anda . Negara , tanah tumpah , darah mu .
By analysing all factors of policies , supply and demand , etc , we put in a logical explanation to the effects of each action . And these resultant are based on assumptions that many times hold many things constant , ceteris paribus .
The analysis of economics cannot be a Bible or Quran for our daily lives . This is simply because Economics are a set of theories and we analyse each case so distinct that it does not apply in the real world .
There are many great leaders in the world who have and had different opinions on economics . Some did not obey the principles of economics and yet excel to bring glory to the nation .
To begin with , Dr Mahathir with his Mahanomics . Dr Mahathir disobeyed IMF’s “tablets and syrups” prescription . Thankfully , he steered us through from the crisis in 1997 . We did not face huge interest bills like Thailand and other SEA countries .
Look at Thailand . Not everyone agrees with me that Thaksin Shinawatra is a capable leader .
He is so good that I believe he is a new force in SEA . But his only mistake was high level of cronyism though that was not the turning point .
Upper class Thais were irritated with his sale of Shin Corp to a threatening pest called Temasek Holdings .
That caused an uproar as it is a national security threat to sell the firm . But besides these , you should read more on Thaksin . Thaksin not only delivered goodies to help the poor , but he taught them how to fish and gave them rods and baits to carry on with life .
Thaksonomics wasn’t that bad either . If the world condemns him , I can understand that . But why adore and praise Robin Hood then ? Thaksin is just another Robin Hood . If he did not feed the upper class people while giving out to the poor , the upper class group would have never agreed with his party and policy .
For a win-win situation , he had to “adopt friends in business and politics” to ensure the smoothness of his low income enrichment policy .
Thus , to comment on another person for having not an economic sense , would that be a case of reflection of the mirror ? Economics are there for everyone to debate , and again , there is no right or wrong , it is just different .
There is no point we fight over the words of Constitution . Why harp and attack on the rightful Malay special rights when it is carved out in the Constitution ?
A Malaysian Malaysia will definitely mean that Malays will be at equal par with the Chinese . And will the Malays be willing to see the Chinese carry the economy on their shoulders up the hill and consuming the Cake ?
Of course the Malays will be glad to see Malaysia climb up the hill to greater heights but they will want a piece of the Cake and participate .
This is where Tunku and Dr Mahathir saw the reasoning to put a “weight” on the economy . They can provide a win-win situation for all with the Malaysian wagon still moving forward towards the peak . But this wagon will definitely slow down a little . Slowly but surely they will move forward . And this is where the Malay rights come in .
The Malay rights were placed to help the Malays to walk and stand on their own while slowing down the speedy Chinese . This way , we will all progress forward but of course the economic growth will be dampened .
From here , I personally agree with this formula . But then again , we recently have a think tank which revealed that Malays already have an equity of approximately 40% in Malaysia .
Here we call upon the Government to be truthful and transparent as the figures of the think tank were obtained from a credible source called Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur aka KL Stock Exchange figures .
Anyway , the formula is a fair one and no one should raise the issue anymore I believe . Why raise it and cause tensions in the country of multiracial cultures and face the risk of a volcanic eruption of emotions that will see bloodshed ?
We have ultras of the day that do not reflect modern thinking but of those in the pre independence days like Khairy Jamaluddin , the Penang UMNO guy who wanted the CM post so much and Ong Tee Keat .
Ong Tee Keat need not raise such an issue at a function . He could have been more diplomatic and political with his answers but he chose to fling the stone into UMNO’s court . Again reviewing the scene backdating it to months before , wasn’t Khairy the one who started everything and began to act like a hero to champion some support ?
Khairy started on the racial line . Gerakan defended and attacked . MCA threw in some pebbles . Are we gonna face ethnic wars ?
I don’t know .
We have a huge piece of rock called DNA in Parliament . He shouted the word racist 40 times in Parliament , more or less . His attitude were so much of the upper class in the Underworld which some labelled him as Samseng .
A leader in charge of a Parliamentary Portfolio is certainly not a King without laws in Parliament . But the Speedy Gonzales attitude of rounding up the 9MP debate and attacking the already wheel chaired Karpal Singh are attitudes which I believe many Malaysians feel unfit and so not Malaysian .
Well well . Elections are upcoming soon . Not far away . Many say that we should maintain stability by voting for the National Front .
True true . I do support the ruling party . But then again , do we need ministers with a “certain attitude” ? Leaving them will do our country a good deed as we are here to reflect ourselves as Malaysians who have cultures and customs , not gangsters and rudeness .
The National Front’s victory can still be in the books without the individual victories of Cabinet members that do not go in line with our country’s vision , cultures and image .
Looks like there is a need to do some house keeping , don’t you think so ?
Leaders are meant to lead .
To go up on national TV and say that “My son did not receive any government contracts” was indeed courageous and commendable .
To come up to papers again and say “I will apologize if my son’s company did receive government contracts” is a greater bravery than before !
And to end up saying “My son received the contracts the proper way” ?
What was that , mate ? What was that , SIR !!?
I do not understand to which extent are we Malaysians ignorant of the words .
Where is the apology ? Was there a lie told ? Was it another “I don’t know” incident ?
In today’s political scene , domestically , we see chaos . And only the champion of chaos will be the victor , just like Cao Cao of the Three Kingdoms era . We see racial sentiments being brought up with increasing risks boiling up in the pot , we see a respected leader attacking the current administration , we see newspapers cooking up news and making high level mistakes without apologizing them , we see many things .
Yet we , if not many , remained ignorant .
This is our identity . Ignorance is Malaysian .
This post is manifestogwl's personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect Harimau Malaya's view.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I briefly searched through the Independent Committee's report led by a former US Federal Reserve Chairman on the Oil For Food Scandal .
Of course I searched through to see Malaysia's involvement as some parties have claimed that there are 'certain people' involved in this scandal .
Thus , the following are what I have found .
Please be assured that I did not do this with a biased mind . I merely searched "Malaysia" and these are among the few pages that came up .
Actually there are a few more pages , but those pages are on Graphs of International Countries (which has the word Malaysia in them) and the rest are on Mastek Sdn Bhd .
I think I do not need to put up so many "Mastek Sdn Bhd stuff" . One or two will do .
Yep . Enjoy reading .
Haha . I think Sue Ann likes reading my blog .
I will make it interesting for all to read ok :)
Hehe . A bored WL is a very dangerous WL .
All right . Its midnite here and I gotta go enjoy my comfy sleep :)
Out of 600 branch leaders , approximately 25 attended .
Then mid way through the press conference , Datuk Johari got "emotional" .
Haih . Dr M lost in Kubang Pasu .
Haha . I think Datuk Johari can sleep well that night . Tak payah menangis lagi Datuk .
Anyway , it is disappointing . 3 former strongmen of Dr M had a last minute campaigning against Tun when they were giving their speeches in the hall .
And guess what ... Dr M was sitting in the front row , right in front of them .
I guess it is a culture and it is all right to have no manners at all . Moral Education should be extended not only to students in school but to adults like these .
Dr M appointed them as MB , political secretary etc . Yet this is how the fight back against Dr M in Kubang Pasu .
We used to see the great support for Dr M in Kubang Pasu .
Haih . Tengku Razaleigh used to challenge Dr M in every UMNO election for the presidency .
Did Dr M send his men to make sure Tengku Razaleigh fail to become a delegate or even to contest ?
I certainly did not read or hear any of those stories .
And yet , here we read that Dr M's strongmen was offered a ban lift .
Read the following remarks by Tun Dr M and many bloggers wrote this piece of information too before Tun said it yesterday .
" .....Saad Man (bekas Setiausaha Politik Dr M) yang disingkir dari UMNO…dia kempen menentang saya sekalipun dia bukan ahli UMNO…tapi dia diberi peluang bercakap kerana dia dijanjikan selepas ini dia akan diterima semula masuk UMNO ..."
And that is not all . Dr M claimed that money politics is involved in this delegate election . Apparently a lady shooked Tun's hand and manage to slip a small piece of paper to Tun .
Tun received further info that there are brown envelopes going around with RM200 or so in it and a "menu" of delegates to be voted for .
You are so gonna like this . All 6 out of 7 in that list were elected among the top 7 . Only Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir , who is not in that menu , was the "odd" one .
Fishy things ?
You think about it . The "menu" is in the picture above .
Interestingly , there was a Chinese lady at the UMNO meeting singing praises for Tun but was ticked off by a UMNO member .
Haha . And amazingly , some UMNO members defended the Chinese lady .
You see . Support for Tun does not come only from some UMNO people . This is because some UMNO people have the "mudah lupa" syndrome .
Not only some UMNO people , I can say some other parties like MCA and MIC too .
Nevertheless , there are many more multi racial support out there for Tun .
We are grateful that Tun has brought many things into our lives .
Here today , we can go overseas watching TV telling us about magnificent engineering in Petronas Twin Towers , KL Tower and sports LIVE ON ESPN like Malaysian Motor Grand Prix , Malaysian F1 Grand Prix , Lima De Langkawi etc .
We can go out telling the world that we have certain things which countries like Indonesia and Singapore do not . This is Malaysia , my friend . A Malaysia visionized by Tun and which we all hand in hand worked with Tun to develop .
Do not let it fall out of track !
Malaysia was put on the map because of Tun . So let us not shut him up . But attempts to do so will only trigger more "evidences" of wrongdoings to be "leaked out" by Tun .
Haha . Sun Tzu's Art of War at work !!
Friday, September 08, 2006
News today :
- Datuk Johari got emotional and shed tears in a press conference attended by around 25 people only in a call to Tun Dr Mahathir to pull out from contesting as a delegate .
- Wong Sulong replaced by Michael Aeria as new GEIC
- Read this piece of news . I got this from http://60minit.blogspot.com/2006/08/menteri-seposen-dna.html .
I hereby state that I'm not to be held liable for this but I am merely sharing it with me , myself and my blog about this news that someone wrote on DNA .
~ Kalau dibiarkan, satu Malaysia dia ranapkan. Tak cukup dia ni menteri paling corrupt (rumah di Glenmarie - kawasan jutawan, kereta aje sebanyak 40 biji). Dia juga merupakan menteri yang paling samseng (tak bersesuaian dengan portfolinye menjaga undang-undang dan parlimen). Kawan-kawan baiknya merupakan samseng-samseng underground kaum Cina.
Ingat tak kes pembunuhan budak Cina yang belajar Law tu yang dikatikan dengan anaknye? Saya dengar-dengar budak yang mati tu anak ketua samseng Cina di Malaysia. Saya dengar lagi yang sekarang ni anak DNA terpaksa ambik cover sekejap. Kalau dijumpa, mampuih budak tu dikerjakan dengan samseng Cina tu. Inilah dia masalah anak-anak orang kaya. Bapak borek anak rintik. ~
Tak tahulah cerita ni benar atau tidak .
Walau bagaimanapun , saya rasa memang benar kata Majlis Tertinggi UMNO , memang benar kata Datuk Seri Radzi , Setiausaha UMNO dan Menteri Menteri lain .
Memang benar Tun Dr Mahathir tidak patut merendahkan statusnya menjadi perwakilan Kubang Pasu .
Namun bagi saya , perwakilan tetap perwakilan , negarawan tetap negarawan . Negarawan boleh mencapai statusnya kerana adanya sokongan padu rakyat dan perwakilan - perwakilan ini .
Maka dalam erti demokrasi , perwakilan - perwakilan inilah yang menjadi Raja dan penentu masa depan parti dan negara .
Adakah ahli MT kata menjadi perwakilan ni satu isu yang merendahkan martabat ?
Mungkin dalam konteks Tun .
Sekiranya itu pendapat pihak atasan UMNO , maka buatlah yang sepatutnya .
Hantarlah undangan kepada Tun .
Hantar undangan VVIP kepada Tun sebagai bekas Presiden UMNO , ahli UMNO Baru pertama dan sebagai bekas Perdana Menteri selama 22 tahun .
Bagilah front row seat kepada Tun dan biarlah Tun bercakap sebagai tetamu jemputan .
Tapi tak dengar pun ada sesiapa kata nak bagi VVIP Invitation kepada Tun .
Haih . Kalau nak kata "TUN TAK BOLEH DATANG!" ... kata aje lah . Tak payah sampai Datuk Johari dan orang Kubang Pasu serba salah , tak payah sampai negarawan terpaksa mengambil langkah sebegini .
UMNO boleh dikatakan anak Tun .
Maka hormatilah Tun .
Saya duduk di sini berdoalah untuk Tun semoga Tun berjaya , Pak Lah berjaya dan semuanya berjaya .
Namun kejayaan ini perlulah Win-Win situation untuk rakyat dan negara . Berdoalah ..... kejayaan demi semua .
Thursday, September 07, 2006
That's right . That's all I do .
Weather in Canberra fluctuates these days . Certain days are warm , certain days are cold .
Hmm . Hope it stays cold .
Anyway , I watched a video with pals the other day on Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim . Haha .
I don't know how true it is , but it might be .
I let you decide , have fun watching . It will take 40 minutes of your time but it is worth it .
Gonna listen some music and have a nice nap .
Barisan Nasional must understand that Penang is highly populated with Chinese .
If UMNO Youth keep on pressing to rotate the Chief Minister seat , my prediction is that sooner or later , UMNO will win Kelantan from PAS and lose Penang to DAP .
Do not only look at the sentiments of a side . When we speak , we speak with care and caution .
If one day , I go out and tell MCA delegates that we should close ranks and be united , otherwise the Malays will take further advantage of us .
What will Datuk Seri Hishammuddin say ? YOU ARE A RACIST !
What will Datuk Seri Nazri say ? YOU ARE A RACIST !
What will Bung Mokhtar say ? YOU ARE A RACIST !
What will UMNO say ? YOU TAK SUKA , YOU KELUAR DARI MALAYSIA !
When UMNO was declared illegal in the late 1980s , MCA took over the Chairmanship of Barisan and could have taken over the whole government .
But MCA held it firmly FOR UMNO .
We did not want any further racial riots and we wanted peace , that was what the rakyat wanted .
If rotation is what UMNO Youths want , then I also would like the rotation of a few other MB posts in other States .
What will BN leaders say ? YOU ARE A RACIST !
Come on . We do not need Racial Chauvinists and REAL RACISTS .
We can do anything through discussion and not going all out to attack other races .
If we want , we Chinese could come out with Statistics as well to say that we are marginalized and that we want the Prime Ministership to be rotated .
Guess what , many contracts are UNTUK BUMIPUTERA SAHAJA . Did we make a noise or fuss over it ?
Nope . We try to find other means to fill our rice bowls .
There are property discounts for BUMIPUTERAS ONLY . Did we complain ? Some did but many non Bumis learned to live with it .
In Biro Tatanegara camps , at least the one I went to , there were racial sentiments . We non BUMIs held our anger and frustration and endured all the racial stings and remarks that BTN officers brought up . Thankfully , we youths are not as racists as you adults are now . Many of my Malay pals knew that these people are so racist and we remain united in our colleges .
In Biro Tatangera camps , again at least the one I went to , the officers showed Statistics that Malays are not competent enough .
And guess what , luckily I saw the asterisk and the Note at the bottom of the table .
It goes like this "Statistic ini dijalankan di Pulau Pinang" .
Something like that , it was longer .
What is that suppose to mean ? I could have done the same in Kelantan , Pahang , Selangor where non Bumis are probably in the same position as the Bumis are in Penang .
Come on . Do not be racists . Penang is highly populated with Chinese . That is undeniable . Other States are populated with a mixture of multi racial Malaysians and Bumiputeras are the majority .
Why then do we need racist officers to instil racism culture in our youths ?
I do not know .
For all I know , at least for this instance , I agree with Pak Lah's comments in cooling the temperature down in Penang .
But again , Khairy raised the remarks .
Each time Khairy raised a thing , they are normally extreme remarks and Pak Lah has to cool it down .
I wonder what is going on .
But UMNO must not bring us back to the days of racial riots .
I want to live in peace in Malaysia .
Be sensitive .
So must the non Bumis . Never ever make racist statements and let us carry on our beautiful lives in peace and harmony with prosperity in our hands .
I respect the Constitutional Special Rights of the Bumiputeras without a single doubt .
But when we sing the song of peace and multi culturalism towards a united Malaysia , we should practise it as well .
I certainly do not want to see extremists of Chinese political parties get more powerful .
I certainly do not wish to see extremists of any political parties get too powerful .
I certainly wish to see the Weighing Scale of Barisan Nasional remain in our eyes as our leaders that promote peace , harmony and give us wealth and health for many years to come without any hiccups or bumpy rides .
Discuss it , straighten it and ensure satisfaction of all parties .
That's what it should be like in the spirit of unity and independence .
Redang berpaya tanah lundangan...Kayu reput tempat meniti...Setianya saya tiada tandingan....Bagaikan rambut bersimpul mati
Betul lah tu .
Kesetiaan mana wujud dalam politik . Sama ada aku mati , atau mu .
Hanya ada fakta sebegini dalam bidang politik . It is indeed a constant sum game where one will benefit at the expense of the other .
Ada pegawai kerajaan dan ahli UMNO yang telah bersama Dr Mahathir selama 22 tahun .
Selama 22 tahun , Dr Mahathir jadi Perdana Menteri , Presiden UMNO dan Barisan Nasional .
Ini belum kira tempoh Dr Mahathir jadi ahli aktif dalam UMNO dan menjawat jawatan Menteri .
Haih . Ni 22 tahun jadi ketua , takkan tak ada orang yang setia kepada Dr Mahathir .
Nak tunjuk kesetiaan biarlah ikhlas dan rasional .
Dulu zaman Dr Mahathir , ada yang setia , ada yang tidak , sampai lawan Dr Mahathir dan menimbulkan ketidakstabilan politik pun ada .
Terbuktilah 22 tahun Dr Mahathir jadi PM pun tak berguna , sekarang ni semua rakan menjadi lawan .
Dr Mahathir ni berjuang seorang . Sedih aku melihat perkara ini berlaku .
Saya risau sekiranya Tun dapat menjadi wakil Kubang Pasu , UMNO akan 'boo' beliau di Persidangan Perwakilan UMNO .
Dr Mahathir perlu berwaspada dengan orang UMNO yang kini nak jadi pelindung kepada Pak Lah .
Dr Mahathir nampak yakin , namun kami tetap risau .
All the best , Tun .
Beberapa pegawai eksekutif Syarikat Mitutoyo di Jepun ditahan kerana mengekspot alat pengukur yang dikatakan terlibat dalam process senjata nuclear .
Syarikat ini dihubungkait kembali ke tanah air kita iaitu Malaysia dan nama syarikat di Malaysia itu ialah SCOPE , Scomi Precision Engineering .
Dulu SCOMI dan Datuk Kamaluddin pernah disiasat dan kemudiannya Polis kata SCOMI tidak tahu isu Centrifuge yang diekspot oleh mereka akan menyumbang kepada pembuatan senjata nuclear .
Sekarang ni dapat pula isu kat Jepun . Apakah Polis Di Raja Malaysia akan memberi laporan yang sama ?
Allow me to show you part of the article from AP,Kyodo . All credits given to the Journalist .
"Tokyo police arrested the president and four other employees of precision instrument maker Mitutoyo Corp. for allegedly exporting equipment with atomic weapons applications to a Malaysian firm that is suspected of dealing in the nuclear black market, officials said Friday.......
................Mitutoyo is suspected of illegally exporting two three-dimensional measuring devices that can be used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons to Malaysian subsidiary Scomi Precision Engineering Sdn. Bhd. in October and November 2001, trade ministry official Hiroyuki Murakami said ... "
Hmm ? Hebatnya .
On the 4th of September during a Press Conference with Tun , a journalist mentioned that Dr Mahathir personally made a decision to cancel an export of centrifuge overseas in the 1990s .
Well done Dr Mahathir . We do not need to be involved in controversies of the nuclears . We adopt the principles of ZOPFAN !
Friday, August 25, 2006
Yet here I feel the frustration of those who were unsuccessful in receiving scholarships .
Firstly , we must not forget that we are the minority of the country and we make up to about 40% of the non bumiputra community .
Thus , to be just and fair , we get the equal amount of representation in Scholarship receivers .
But then again , many people feel unhappy that they did not get even though they achieved greater heights than me and you .
But then again , justice has no boundaries . We can argue that many top students are from Penang and KL but we can't give all Scholarships to the top students from there .
Again , we must look at percentage holdings where we should distribute the Scholarship among the best few in each State be it from Kelantan , Perlis , Sabah etc .
And yet again , we must look at the reason why a student is rejected from having a Scholarship in the course which he or she applied for .
Being asked the question of why do you want to be a doctor , if you provide the answer "I wanna help save lives" , I would agree with the common rebuttal that being a Nurse can also chip in .
Hmm . It all goes down to suitability I guess . Let me reveal something about me which I believe is controversial . A minimum requirement to apply for Econs degree under JPA require at least a B3 in Econs , Perdagangan ... and something else .
But guess what . Mr Goh did not do any of those . I did the Pure 9 Science subjects plus Information Technology . My application was rejected , I appealed , and I got an interview
with the JPA officers .
I think I provided a substantial argument on why I would like an Econs degree to be my passport to my future rice and chicken . Maybe they see that I am suitable .
But I hope no one questions this scholarship awarded to me . I proceeded to being shortlisted for a newly created Scholarship under JPA after going through some camp and interviews . It
can give me a higher positioned job and a 50 % allowance increase according to the terms .
Haha . Hope I get , higher costs coming into my way next year with Uni Lodge Apartments . This will definitely help fund my budgets .
Anyway , it is good that JPA has revamped its system . Those who wanna do Medic will go through a course for suitability and stuff . They should do a test for all other Professions
too . This way , it will be fair .
At times we can contest the our minority rights . But let us not step a foot into that messy racial rights issue .
It is too controversial and I really do not wish to go there for now . At times we should feel happy that we have a representation called MCA and MIC who are always in cooperation with UMNO in discussing and outlining each community's feelings , wants and needs with a fair , just and rational mind .
And we should also be grateful that UMNO did not shut us out completely even though we are the minority and you can see Minorities elsewhere facing all sorts of issues with examples ranging from US and Australia .
But of course , here I stand condemning radicals of their race and sing praises for people like Tunku Abdul Rahman for removing his top UMNO men who were too radical and Tun Tan Siew Sin for his ability in seeing through Lee Kuan Yew's racial politics during the Formation of Malaysia .
In the words of Dr Mahathir , we Malays only want 30% of the economic prosperity cake as outlined in the New Economic Policy and the rest is shared among non Bumis and foreigners .
In the words of Dr Mahathir , do we want a huge chunk from a small growing cake ? Or do we want a rational piece from a huge growing cake ?
The Economic Cake grow because of cooperation , understanding and fairness to all . I opt for a rational piece for peace is what we seek in the land of multi cultural society .
At times I feel it is unfair to the top students . Just like the way you all feel . For those who really deserved but did not receive a scholarship , there are channels like MCA and The Star , MIC , NST .
These channels provide an effective solution by assisting you to get Scholarships , appeals and
supporting letters .
To date , I believe MCA has always been successful though not all who appealed got it impossible to satisfy everyone right), not sure about MIC .
Bumiputeras do not complain much mainly because they receive a majority amount of scholarships from JPA and all for MARA , partly from Petronas and many more corporate firms .
Probably one day MCA investment arm Huaren Holdings should start doing so too , sponsoring students overseas , the Chamber of Commerces should do so . Treat it as part of your
Corporate Social Responsibility .
Well , good to hear from you Shal . Nice opinions that we should look at their family background , issues and stuff .
But again , I hope all of you understand that my story created was a hypothetical one with limitations and boundaries .
Had Apple Struder for dinner . Yummy ... sigh ... I miss home ...
It has been a long time since I ate
sambal ikan bilis
fried koay teow
proper fried eggs - a long time since I ate this
mom's fried rice
roti canai + roti telur
the ever sweet roti planta
wan tan mee
BURGER RAMLI !!!
Sigh . Home sweet home .
All JPA students must do a Psychology test before leaving overseas . I did mine .
Guess what ?
I scored high in Sympathetic and .... Kindness I think .
But that's not the point .
I did extremely well in Kemurungan , Kesedihan , Stress Level .
Yep . I think I scored an average of 90 + % on these three .
Haha . Means I certified Stress King from JPA .
That set of questions they gave was superbly long ... and it can remove untruths or clashing opinions to table out an accurate identification of your life character .
I was amazed and shocked and how true these results were .
K . So don't blame me if I stress . I am naturally born to be stressed .
Hmm . Holidays coming soon ... should I go somewhere ?
But I'm broke ... ahem ... $$ anyone ?
Sigh . Sien la in the room ... sleep whole day ... gonna do some reading later ...
Amazingly ... while sleeping ... Mr Jimmy came a few times ... Sue Ann called ask me how am I , Hazel called about JPA meeting next month . All in the space of 3 hours .
Hmm . Sleep is nice and enjoyable with the weather today . Probably lunch was good with some Fish and Chips , chicken corn soup , fruits , juice .
Happy and contented , but bored and tired . Hmm .
Haha . Remember you told me about your pals in IMU who only think of working overseas and they dislike Malaysia ? Well , the story I told was mainly for people like that . Though definitely there are more people who think like that in other Private Colleges and Public Universities .
Hmm . Anyway , even if Ah Kau gets super good results , JPA do not look only at results . If he is a mere bookworm and someone else play good basketball for his State with an equivalent results , then of course the basketball guy will get .
Even if Ah Kau gets super good results , but if in the interview where we have a topic to discuss , in which he failed to provide substantial arguments that are deemed mature and intelligent , then again ... does Ah Kau deserve it ?
Even if Ah Kau gets good results and spoke well in the interview of his session , and if there were other people with slightly less A's ( still meet the minimum requirement ) in his session but spoke way much better than Ah Kau , don't you think that will capture the eyes and attention of the Officer ?
As long as there is a certain standard of results on the paper , it all goes down to how you dress , sit , talk and carry yourself on that day .
Anyway , this does not necessarily mean JPA rejects are fighting against the country .
I certainly agree that even those who did not think about applying JPA are already preparing to live overseas and serve the Mat Sallehs with their expertise .
And these are the people who will again spend their leisure time by critisizing Malaysian systems . I can imagine them shaking their heads reading the news on Malaysian problems and say "What a country !"
Again , I say to you . What a disgraceful life you lived !
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Let me tell you a story . Ah Kau wants to be a Doctor . He finished his SPM , but he did not do well , or we can also assume he did fantastically well. However, he got rejected by JPA for a scholarship .
Ah Kau was so angry that he is determined to be a Doctor by all means . Thus , his parents who are business taukehs , gave him a scholarship called FAMA Sponsorship .
Ah Kau proceeds to Sedaya University College to read medicine with an option to go to UK for his final 3 years .
Ah Kau feels delighted and he scored well in his first two years in local studies . Ah Kau complains that he deserved a scholarship and he is angry with the Government .
From here , Ah Kau felt mad and started saying bad things and critisizing the problems of our democracy and Government .
Ah Kau goes to UK . He excels and is determined to serve in UK . Why ? Coz UK doctors earn 200,000 pounds per annum . Convert it into Msian Ringgit , it will be approximately RM 1.4 million .
Wow ! Huge sum . Ah Kau then spends the rest of his life serving UK folks and earning big bucks with a smile .
Dear friends . The End .
Are we to blame the government if you did not do well in SPM and fail to obtain a scholarship ?
Just because your dad doesn't approve ur application to buy a car for your use , you hate ur dad and never acknowledge him forever ?
To sponsor a student to study overseas , like me , it costs around RM400,000 at least . It is not easy .
Ask around which government in the world sponsors their students overseas . Not many , probably none . Just Malaysian Government who sponsors at least 1300 new students overseas in all fields .
Ah Kau is determined to be a Dr . So be it . But he stays overseas because he doesnt like Malaysian system and overseas medical personnel earn Millions .
That is true . I do not deny the fact that in overseas , you earn big bucks and the system is good .
But let us look at which country you are talking about . UK ? Australia ? US ? These are the countries with an established Medical System for centuries . These are the countries that are rich and developed !
How then can you compare them with Malaysia ? She is just 49 years old !
Being a Doctor , we must look at our mission and purpose . Are we here as Servants of God to help save lifes or are we getting a piece of paper from the Medical Faculty to earn millions ?
Where is the objective and direction ? Being a doctor is to save lifes , help the sick and needy .
Australia , US and UK .
They have among the highest Life Expectancy in the world and a chain of established Medical System .
Malaysia is different . We have so many sick , old and poor people who needs medical experts , medical knowledge and assistance of cure and care .
If all 10,000 doctors we produce in the private education sector thinks like Ah Kau ,
HOW THE HELL CAN MALAYSIA IMPROVE HER MEDICAL SYSTEM !?
You walk right in front of my face and tell me !!
Do you expect some politicians who graduated in Economics or Islamic Studies or Agriculture to help revamp the Medical System ?
That will be pure bullshit . Its like asking a gardener to fly a plane .
I challenge you guys out there . If you think that Malaysia sucks till the limit where it is worth 5 cents , get back here in bulks and revamp it yourself .
Don't be hypocrites and go around critisizing the country that gave you a life till 20 years old , that gave you subsidized education till 20 years old , that fed you till 20 years old .
Be it you are a baby in Somalia , please do tell me how you are going to achieve your dream of being a Doctor . I doubt you will even make your 16th birthday .
Don't think that ,"Aiya , I one fella cannot make any difference la" .
If 100,000 of you think like that , Heaven knows where Malaysia will head to .
I am speaking here not only critisizing the many medical students .
I do target them honestly because they are the most critical of the medical system in Malaysia .
I agree with the critics but not their actions of not returning . The reason of bad system here and higher pay elsewhere is not an excuse that's appropriate .
There are many professionals in Finance , Agriculture , Science .
You laugh that Malaysia's Financial markets are badly formed .
You laugh that Malaysia can't have proper harvest . You laugh that Malaysia can't produce Rockets , Astronauts , Missiles .
You laugh all you want .
But I laugh at you for being a Graduate in Bachelor of Betrayal Studies .
You get the knowledge overseas with the foundation of 20 years built in Malaysia . You stay overseas and critisize Malaysia . You stay overseas and serve the Mat Sallehs .
How then can Malaysia change if 10,000,000 Malaysians go overseas and think like that ?
Do not forget that in times of emergency in wherever you are , our Malaysian Embassy will be the first to evacuate you to go home .
That time , you will cry and beg for our Government to help , you will beg and pray to live in Malaysia in peace .
Do not forget that one day , your descendants , your great grandchildrens might consider migrating back home to Malaysia .
Then , they will be a victim of your actions . All of you could have made a difference back then . You could have corrected a wrong system , you could have fixed a damaged system , you could have upgraded the system ... you could have . But you didn't . Ur descendants might be a victim .
So be rational . Success is not measured by money .
If it is , Mahatma Gandhi , Jesus Christ , Gautama Buddha and Prophet Muhammad would never have been our heroes and Gods .
Their sacrifices are examplary and should be adopted in our lifes .
Day in day out , you tell me money is not everything , money can't buy love , money can't buy you this and that . But yet you practise the Money Devils Code of Life .
This is reality . Think about it .
Happy 49th Birthday , Malaysia ( 31st August 2006 )
In Alor Setar , Dr Mahathir's voice was raised and he was one hot and angry man on that day .
Like it or not , what Tun Mahathir say is true . The building of the Half Bridge is on our side .
Where is the sovereignty that we defend for 49 years if we can't even build a bridge on our waters ?
The bridge will replace our half of Causeway . This bridge will be better in the sense that water will be able to flow .
And from free flowing of sea water here , ships can then go to our ports in Johor , namely Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas .
For now , ships from West have to go past Singapore , Eastwards , then only can they go to our port in Johor . With the bridge , the ships need not go past Singapore . They can just past through the bridge .
Does this sound prosperous to our GDP or what ?
You decide .
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Anyway , today is Tues 15th August 2006 .
Dear blog ,
Sue Ann just took off from Sydney International Airport at 10.20pm . Tsk tsk . I thought she's flying tomorrow at 2.20pm.... sigh... our distance apart are getting into really bigger numbers now that you are flying back to Malaysia .
Sadness fills my heart , my eyes , and my room . Only tears can prove my feelings and represent what a thousand words cant tell , what a picture cant say ... sigh... what a day .
Hmm . Never mind la dear . Have a good flight home . I'll call you tomorrow .
K . Have to get back to my books and will blog more during the weekends probably .
Saturday, August 12, 2006
I can't seem to do anything . Really .
This is gonna take me lots of time to recover .
Haha . I keep talking and typing with my blog . Used to play piano whenever I'm angry and sad . But now whenever I angry and sad , sure type in blog ... blog is my best friend now ... sigh sigh sigh
Dear you go back Msia asap k . Haha . I need call you everyday .
Sigh . Howz Sydney... if I having holz now I sure go with you ... enjoy with you till Wednesday ...
Its so nice of you to come see me ... I dont mind spending so much on you while you were here . You are worth way more than any dollar amount .
You are always welcome in Canberra . My room will always be available for you to use . Sigh . So nice , can study with you and stuff , spend time with you and see you everyday . My life here abruptly ended by ur disappearance .
I have never felt so sad before . You cheered me up since Wednesday . Though I know you cried , and I just remained calm , its just becoz I do not want to make u feel worse .
Sigh . Each time I look at my wallpaper , I miss you and start crying . I need u beside me
I think if ever anyone sees me crying like tat , all respect for a big man like me will be gone .
I just talked to Lydia . At times I do not understand Heaven's destiny and fate . My relationship with dear is so complicated with parents and distance and stuff . Then God let me us meet again in Canberra for holz ... then fated for you to leave me on Saturday . And now I have been crying since morning .
Sigh . A sudden memorable joy with lots of memories but a great heart break in the end till God knows when .
Don't even try to make me happy , anyone . No one ever succeed .
You see . Israel and Palestinian war . Leaders have their principle and a clash means war there . But what about the pitiful kids and people who actually have a future ? They are trashed by the war . We see thieves grabbing lives of passerbys . We see robbers shooting at civilians .
Where is humanity may I ask !?
Is it difficult for us to live in a street of joy ? Where we can go to cafes and greet the waiters with a smile and be greeted with a happy sound and nice food ? Then have a nice cup of tea with nice people chatting ?
There are only two obvious questions .
Are these all destiny and plans of God ? If yes , why ? If the leaders are the ones God want to punish , then why the side effects on other people ?
Or are we created by God with a brain and left just like that to think and carry on on our own with no intervention from God ? If this is so , does this mean there is no such thing as fate or destiny ?
Which is right ? Sigh . Life is really full of mystery .
I'm not questioning God like a challenge . But I'm merely asking for signs and guidance , answers that will satisfy us all and give us light for the current and future .
Sigh . Never mind .
Haha . I so shocked and stunned but happy . She did it by herself and ... it was just so damn nice .
Sigh . Whichever guy who touches my girl , you trust me , you will never have a peaceful day .
Jangan sesiapa berani sentuh dia . Amaran .
Things in life about me that I shall reveal publicly now , if anyone is reading anyway .
1. I'm the type who wants something , MUST and MUST and MUST get it . There's no such thing as will try . Haha . My mom knows . She find me irritating when I kept making noise to buy something I want when I was younger . I will nag her 24 hours non stop from morning she wake up till nite when she sleep . Really . Haha . That's me .
2. I'm straight and I only love Sue Ann . So if anyone tries to take her away from me , don't give me that bullshit "you are lousy , I'm better" ... coz I will make sure you don't have a chance to say that . Trust me . You won't want to mess with me . We love each other a lot and don't give me crap stuff . You treat her well , I treat you well . Otherwise , sorry mate !
3. I want be a politician and serve my people . I don't care what you say about our govt and its bad system . I just want to do my part . I don't care if it is a meagre income and you earn big bucks . I just want to be a politician and serve my men .
4. I don't like people bullying my girlfren , my family , my dogs , and my dearest friends . Touch them means you are fighting me . Haha . Not sure about my new friends . Not sure if you guys know me . But my mates in secondary school know me . I am loyal and truthful to friends . Everyone is my heng tai !! Any problems I'm willing to help . I adopt the policy of the underworld gang lords . Loyalty , honesty , sincerity . But er .. I dont adopt the concept of brutality , cruelty and insanity of their lives .
**Note : Take Tjun Kong for example . I owe my success till this day to this man . Without him pulling me into the school debate team , I will never have gotten JPA scholarship . With him , I went on being Rotary Cup champions and the Ministry of Education's National Runners Up title . This title is authentic and true as it involves all schools in Malaysia compulsively . Unlike the Taylors and Help National Debate Cups . Those are junkies I feel .
I'm not smart but with my good record in activities , that earned me my scholarship . I owe Tjun Kong and I shall help him whenever I can . Yup . Tailow this blog entry is for you .
5. I am loyal and honest to people whom I respect and willing to serve . I dont care how you treat me , but as long as you are my friend , I bring out my best level of sincerity to be your friend . But as time moves on and I'm being stabbed in the back , don't forget I can be as cunning as a politician and I'm plotting against you ( haha joking ... ).
6. I'm a ...er... big eater . Sue Ann say I making her fatter . Haha . But she still can wear that super mini shorts I bought . So I guess she still have a nice waist . But me ....big eater... i Like to eat yummy food .
7. I love dogs . Haha . Fluffy and Snoopy are my brothers . I pamper them . That day went Federation Square in Nicholls with Sue Ann . Took pic of her and a Shih Tzu . Yup , Fluffy and Snoopy's bday coming ... gonna buy cake celebrate with them .
8. I am the world's messiest person . Ask Sue Ann , my mom . They know . Haha . So , try avoiding coming into my room unless you are a guy ... guys can live in messy conditions . But my room is always open for whoever wants to come in and have a chat and eat my stuff :)
**Note : I always think that folding blankets in mornings are pointless becoz we are gonna need it in the nite again . Haha . Mom say " if that's the case , you don't have to eat and take bath now , you are gonna eat and bathe again later anyway " . Ish ish .
Ok . Lunch time . Sigh .
I want eat with Sue Ann :'(
I am so so so so so jealous .
Jealous ok , Sue Ann !!?
Sigh . Haha . Tak apa lah . Walau pun tak dapat bergambar dengan Dr Mahathir , saya akan tetap sokong Dr Mahathir , demi bangsa dan negara , demi wawasan dan pencapaian , demi aku , mu dan seluruh warga Malaysia .
Dr Mahathir , you are my idol and you have my support .
Oh yeah . Dear , thanks for the Mahathir books . Haha . Sue Ann brought Malay Dilemma and Mahathir Menyinga for me .
Such a sweetie . Muax !!
Then today while waiting for Bus 34 to come back to AIHS after sending Sue Ann off to Sydney , I saw two 'round' aka huge ladies at the age of probably 40 , kissing in Civic .
Surprising to me .
Let me start by differentiating Constitution and Religion (sigh ... i typing this to stop crying .... i really miss Sue Ann) .
You see . There is a multi religious land called United States . But in this country , the Founding Fathers laid down the Amendments that will guarantee their citizens the liberal rights of religion , lifestyle etc .
Thus , probably this led to them having all these funny funny sexuality stuff .
But of course religions did not promote things which are against nature .
The law of nature confines and guides us the path to being "straight" ( I don't know what other terms to use... poor vocab ) .
So lets just walk down the path . Religious rites did not guide us to have scenes of men kissing men , women kissing women , men and women with animals and stuff .
Why do things which are outlawing the boundaries of nature and religions ? This probably has to go down to Genetics some say .
Some say genetics might cause you to like an opposite sex ( normal ) , same sex ( I strongly feel abnormal ) , animals ( I don't know why this happen ) .
But if it is genetics , who are we to blame ? Evolution of the intelligent genetics ? Or ... haha.. you decide .
But if one day I succeed in being a politician and am asked for the stand of same sex marriages , let me lay it straight . Right here , right now .
I do not agree in any way for the acts that are against the paths of nature . Nature has said that we should walk down the path of our lives with a happy marriage of two opposite sex of homo sapiens . And this is the path I shall walk down and hold true till the end of my life time . I do not rage war against homosexuals , bisexuals and .. lets call it crazy sex with animal ( I shall call them NUTS ) .
I do not hate them as I respect them as my fellow human friends . But it is my principle and I shall say it loud that I do not agree with these social outcomes . If it is my government , I shall strongly voice my disagreement and condemn the acts of same sex relationship .
Sigh . At times I don't understand . Got so many pretty girls out there , why want be homo ? There are so many handsome guys out there .. why want be a lesbian ??
There are so many !! Haih . The world is changing .
When I see two people of same sex er.... kiss or embrace or whatever... it gives me the goose pimples . Haha .
I still remember my BM teacher telling me and friends when we were having tuition in my house . He said that Thank goodness that there can be no forming of embryo through same sex and sex with animals . Otherwise , whatever that comes out in 9 months will surely shock all of us and we can see many different alienated type of looks walking among us .
Hmm . That taught me well and I shall remember Cikgu Sidek's advice .
Ok la .... sigh..... sad sad ... I wanna call my dear again . Tata . But before that , I pray that the world can go back to being normal and live a happy life according to nature's definition and God's will .
Heaven bless us all and love us , guide us all the way to the right path . End all misery ad wrongdoings and bring back the days of joy , peace , and happiness .
And I want my Sue Ann back here with me :'(
Sue Ann - thanks for coming sweetie
Aunty Bee Khee - thanks for bringing Sue Ann here ( haha )
Uncle & Aunty Vong - great people and thanks for everything
Chee Yeong - thanks for the bedsheets for me to put on the floor and sleep
Lydia - thanks for accompanying Sue Ann and me for dinner and stuff
Abi - thank you for bringing my dear to Pancake Parlour
Elaiza - thanks for accompanying Sue Ann for lunch
Everyone else ... Jimmy , Yu Jin , Liang Wei , Teng Choon , Adeline ... if I miss any , just fire me , .....thanks alot for the card games with Sue Ann .
Sigh . Big thank you and appreciation .
I miss Sue Ann . Haha . Nvm .
Then Sue Ann came over to my place .
We studied Maths together as I had a test on Thursday ( EMET 1001 ). Anyway , Sue Ann joined me for lecture in ANU (haha...so fun) . Then dearie went Pancake Parlour with Abi and Elaiza .
Hmm . After that , the best part , we went Parliament House . Security was high as they were in session !! We were so lucky and manage to get seats in the Chamber . We saw all the big shots from Govt and Opposition quarreling and shouting .
John Howard answered well but did not really answer . His style of answering is by attacking . As Art of War says , the best defense is attack . But as a politician , I feel that when questioned , an honest and sincere answer must be given .
Anyway , we saw the Lord Speaker used Standing Orders to remove the MP of Lily from the Floor . So cool .
Hmm . Was so happy . Sue Ann had fun there listening too . They were debating on AWA and stuff .
Then , we went City for shopping . Ish . Dearie was so picky on clothes . But at last found one black top which look elegant on her . I bought it for her . So happy . Then went Boost and got some mango smoothies . Yummy .
Then we did something that I will never do alone . Went Happy's Restaurant . Ordered Crab Meat & Chicken Soup , Lemon Chicken , Beancurd with Mushroom and Pork . So nice . Can eat Chinese dishes with Sue . Normally we just eat Western when dating .
Then came back AIHS , took a rest , played some cards , supper with gang . After that , it was all oink oink sleep sleep . We were dead tired .
Friday was nice . Haha . Sue was so tired . Woke up late . Went National Museum after breakfast of eggs and pastries . The Museum was not at all good .
Then went with Sue Ann , aunty Bee Khee and their relatives to Cockington Green Gardens . Superb ! It is a 5 star recommended place . Haha . I like these miniature garden and greenery . So happy . Then went eat Burger and Nuggets and Chips with them . Yay yay yay .
After that where I went ?
Hmm . Let me see . Oh yes ! We went Dickson , then City . Bought some fruits for Aunty and Uncle Vong , and some strawberries for Lydia . Sue Ann bought one for me too . Haha . Then went back to AIHS .
Sue Ann said she must stay at Uncle Vong's house for the night . We went with Lydia to their house for dinner . Nice yummy food . Superb house and friendly , food was amazingly wonderful .
Tsk tsk . The food for that night was way so much better than a 4.5 Star hotel's kitchen in AIHS . Haha .
Then , thanks to Aunty Bee Khee , Sue Ann was permitted to come back AIHS to spend time with my friends . Played some cards , ate some strawberries .
Hmm . Not bad right . Then sleep sleep . So fun fun fun !
Monday, August 07, 2006
Tempat : Canberra , Australia
Tarikh : 9/8/06
Waktu : 9 pagi
CANBERRA : Puan Sri Chan Sue Ann dijangka akan tiba di Canberra pada hari Rabu ini pukul 9 pagi waktu tempatan . Rombongan Puan Sri akan melawat Parliamen Australia , Australian National University , Taman Cockington dan beberapa tempat lain di Canberra .
Ketibaan Puan Sri akan disambut dengan tangan terbuka oleh saudara Puan Sri dan seterusnya dibawa bertemu Tan Sri Goh untuk urusan - urusan rasmi dan peribadi pada sebelah petang .
Menurut sumber rapat kepada Puan Sri , beliau kemungkinan besar akan menginap di hotel butik bertaraf 5 bintang , Hotel Kurrajong , yang terletak di pusat Pentadbiran Perdana Menteri Australia .
Selamat datang Puan Sri !
I am bored and in need of chat ,
Fill my blog with opinions on this and that ,
Talk to me , share with me and be my friend ,
I shall blog more from time to time till the end .
Sigh . Never mind . The only people who read my blog are probably Choon Wei , Sue Ann , Chia Yie , Me Myself and I .
Hmm . Its ok . You guys keep posting comments here ok :)
Undeniable fact . In fact , I think the greatest revenue earner of “Extra Income” is the Government agency which I will not name but it has got to do with roads , cars , licenses . So , yeah , you go ahead and guess it because I want to avoid controversy .
Let us look back in 1998 . Dr Mahathir removed Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim from the Deputy Prime Minister post . DSAI was almost there to being PM of Malaysia , if not for the economic downturn I feel .
Dr M felt that DSAI was not capable of healing the economy and adopted the IMF formula . Dr M was well known to be wary and suspicious of Western Agencies like World Bank , IMF . Thus , he took it to himself to heal the economy which was later labeled as “The M Way” .
DSAI had lots of power in UMNO and the mainstream media . Some analysts say Dr M felt threatened by DSAI’s power as he had in place many of his friends in powerful seats like Ministers , CEOs , Editors etc .
To remove DSAI just like that would mean a revolt against Dr M . Thus , Dr M ‘invented’ the idea of a gay DSAI . That’s what some say .
Dr M said that he cannot accept a homosexual PM and that his actions to sack DSAI was based on police reports and recommendations .
Did the many Malaysians forget that part of the story ? I think you all did . Each day we blame and question the credibility of our Police force . But when the police force produce something special , we always treat them with suspicion .
Why didn’t the public question whether the cops’ arrest of certain Directors for corruption or certain robberies are for real or not ? In fact , as far as I know , we all just agreed with the police .
When Dr M said DSAI was removed based on intelligence reports , we all question him . And trust me , many people thinks that he is free now and proved innocent . I don’t know what to trust on this issue .
But if it is the police’s findings , thus I will hold true to what the police say and what Dr M did . Moreover , there were reports of Sukma’s physical dent at his anus by a specialist in Court .
And again , though the court released DSAI from jail on charges of sodomy , please read the court judgement ! The court agreed that DSAI had committed acts of sodomy based on evidence but the inconsistency of time of actions given by the Prosecutors brought about the release of DSAI . Is he innocent or what ?
Hmm . One thing is for sure .
It disgusts me to see men kissing men or even having sex with men . Haha . I am not sure about women making out with women ( as long as they are pretty I don’t mind …haha...er... kidding ) .
I personally do not accept homosexuality and for the time being , do not accept a leader who is homosexual , bisexual , trisexual or whatever sexual that is defined in today’s madness filled world . I only accept what nature has defined for us .
Nature set the path for us to walk through and spend our lives . So lets walk along the path prepared for us . Do not act smart and build a highway , another road or whatever .
I was stressed with this question for the past week . I keep saying the word “Democracy” to myself whenever I’m in my room . I felt relieved on Saturday when I finally found out myself understanding of Democracy .
I was at a Malaysian luncheon , Mamak Day . It was a plain day till I saw the sawing and chopping of trees and branches . That inspired me to the doctrine of democracy.
Democracy is like a tree .
The word Democracy is the trunk itself with the roots being the Founder of the democratic ideology . And from this trunk , there are many branches and each branch has twigs , leaves , flowers . The branches represent the definition of democracy .
There are so many branches in a tree . Well , it is undeniable that the many countries in the world who exercises democracy have their own definition (version) of it .
But of course if we match them up , they can be grouped into certain types of democracy and thus , they are the few branches of democracy . Slowly , other countries will follow their ‘adopted master of democracy’ and thus , they form the twigs .
Whether or not that particular doctrine of democracy is suitable for their own people , time will show the nation if it is the Pill of Wealth , Health and Prosperity . Time can also show whether their choice of democracy from that particular branch will be their Prophets of Doom .
If their love of democracy and suitability exists like perfect chemistry , it signifies glory and advancements , progress and strength . Here , we can see flowers and greening leaves from the twigs .
Otherwise , it will all just be a twig waiting for a chance to bloom . Prosperity , glory , progress , and growth will need time to take place . It will take place ( it might ) but the nation concerned must face the test of time .
Now , you see , lets use United States for example . Many have the opinion that it is a highly democratic country . Thus , we shall honor them with a branch . From here , we know that Australia’s Constitution is modeled after America .
Again , we shall honor Australia the title ‘Twig’ . The results ? A beautiful flower and lots of green leaves of course . Australia became the 9th richest country , possess one of the highest Life Expectancy , attained peace and prosperity .
Makes sense ? Good . Coz there will be more ideologies from me based on Nature . Have a nice day !
In Taman Melati recently , Dr M gave a speech organized by Malaysia-Today and it was attended not only by UMNO people or Mahathir’s friends , the media said that Opposition Parties attended as well . And they say Dr M befriended the Opposition .
My my my . KJ went to DSAI’s house . Did anyone say that KJ is befriending the opposition ? Nope . Rumours were that KJ was trying to bring DSAI back to UMNO which KJ denied constantly . KJ said that he was there to visit DSAI .
The same with Dr M . Dr M was giving a speech . Coincidentally , the Opposition gang were there . So I do not see why the mainstream media would want to ‘demonise’ Dr M .
Malaysian politics are so weird you see . We can read in papers saying that “Oh , Dr Mahathir is befriending the Opposition , he is using the Opposition stage” etc .
Tsk tsk . But when Hari Raya , Chinese New Year , Deepavali and Christmas is around , we see a different thing .
We used to see Lim Kit Siang shaking hands with Dr Mahathir , PAS members , DAP and many other Opposition parties making visits to the many Rumah Terbuka of the ruling parties . That is during festivities . But other times , are we not permitted to befriending the Opposition if we are in the Ruling Party ?
If for me , I might be joining MCA soon after I complete my degree . But I would like to share the views and friendship with great minds like Datuk Seri Nik Aziz , Nasaruddin , Tian Chua etc . Can I do so ? Or will I be suspended for breaching party discipline , governmental ethics or maybe even for not ‘toeing the line’ ?
Tsk tsk . Unity is at stake . Thankfully we have a lot of festivals in Malaysia which can provide a shelter of unity . Otherwise , the bond among the leaders of different parties will break and have an effect on the followers ( which means me , you and most of us ) .