Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sorry about that Sheih. I am back reading your blog now more often and it is touching to read the care and love of Datuk Husam for the rakyat. And rakyat here is not only Kelantanese but Malaysians.
Read it here http://kickdefella.wordpress.com/2008/04/18/siti-nur-azreen-has-returned/
and you will know what I mean.
Keep it up Bro Sheih ! I enjoy reading Datuk Husam's good deeds. Well some people might say, I might be bias just listening and reading everything good about Datuk Husam. But for now, how can I not support you, Datuk Husam?
I hope one day Datuk Husam becomes the Kelantan MB. That time, we could see Kelantan evolving into a economic zone and a rich state soon. I am not implying Tuan Guru is not doing a good job now. He has been an amazing leader since PAS won Kelantan. Otherwise, why the voters never voted him out? But I believe a new generation will have to take over from Tuan Guru Nik Aziz soon.
And my vote is surely for Datuk Husam Musa although I know PAS members will not like my interference with their internal party politics. Nevertheless, keep it up Datuk !
I surely hope one day The Star, NST or Utusan can start giving focus to the good deeds of several MPs like Datuk Husam. I believe there are several others. I used to hear from my parents that Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye was a good MP too in the past when in service. Always helping people out. Enough of seeing the UMNO fights, the Gerakan fights, the Pakatan fights, the confidence of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in forming the next Government, or Pak Lah saying BN will not fall.
Let us focus on touching stories like these. Start a weekly column on that, The Star. Or I think NST needs it more given that their sales have been bad. Haha.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Lol. And yes I am freezing now. Hmm. I just checked my exam timetable. I will be having exams on the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th of June.
How "cool" is that !?!?!! Sigh. What the hell. I am already having so many problems this month. And day after day things have not gone better. Now I am slapped with this sort of timetable !?!?!!!
Sigh. God please help me !
I mean the Associations in various states are written as Association of State Assemblymen and Parliamentarian Wives. I don't see any BN name in there. So why then when BN lost those states did the wives of those who lost start acting like a sore loser and power hungry !?
Some are changing the name of these associations to a similar one but with BN written there. Haha. Next time when you form a club, an association or a party, just the word BN there. That makes things easier.
The Balkis RM 9.9 million should be returned to Balkis. Bakti should pour it out. And those Entrepreneur Federal allocation should be given to all states including those ruled by Pakatan government. The rakyat might not think that "Oh since Pakatan has no money and we are punished, we are sorry BN, you are winning again next term". That strategy doesn't work anymore. The rakyat might think "Damn it, you wanna play with fire? I might as well vote Pakatan to win the Federal and get all my money as usual again in the next election".
Well, the choice is yours BN. To woo voters, you impress them, you win their hearts and support. You use carrot. Not the stick. Don't punish the voters. But win them back. Show them why you are not at equal par with Pakatan. Show them that BN is the only party that can guarantee the nation development and success.
The rakyat supports BN. But due to various mistakes by BN, they lost. So if BN make the wrongs become rights, then, don't you think you have a better chance against Pakatan once again?
Do the right things.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
People are reporting that they saw DBKL vans throwing poisonous meat out on roads for dogs to be poisoned. Reports are flowing in that some dogs are seen dead.
If indeed DBKL dog-catching unit did this, I hope they are put behind bars. Because I believe the Council has guidelines and policies for dog-catching. And hello ? Isn't it dog catching and not dog murdering ?
Malaysia is only embarassing itself further in this sense with these dog catching units. I will suggest that the Government of Malaysia close down all dog catching units because it is obvious these units are dog murdering units. Let SPCA take charge. They are the animal experts. Let the SPCA and the Veterinary Departments of Malaysia take charge. Give them the allocation instead. And let them manage stray dogs the proper and humane way.
Malaysia's City Councils are truly disgraceful and the dog catching units should revamp their unit name to be dog murdering units. From holding guns and firing at dogs to feeding dogs with poisonous meat. Wow. These are the people who have the most brilliant minds ! "Brilliant" !
I suggest that Opposition led states should take the first steps. CM Penang Lim Guan Eng and MB Tan Sri Khalid should lead the pack and shut down their states' dog catching units. Give the budget allocation to SPCA and State Veterinary Departments instead. Do it !
I dont mean to be rude, Tengku Razaleigh, but you left UMNO Baru for Semangat 46. And Tun Dr Mahathir accepted you back into the fold graciously to once again unite UMNO after a democractic process of General Election and UMNO elections.
Some might argue that Tengku Razaleigh did all these for UMNO. But to me, forming a party outside of UMNO wasn't really for UMNO. I am not a Malay but I know about UMNO and their struggles.
Now there are a few reasons why I think someone else should challenge Pak Lah for the Presidency and not Tengku Razaleigh. First of all, obviously it is due to the reason that he went against UMNO with Semangat 46. And Pak Lah was there together with him. So ideology wise, it is still the team from Semangat 46 leading UMNO. Moreover, his actions of leaving UMNO in the past was condemned.
Secondly, age factor. Presidents of UMNO will hold the portfolio of Prime Ministership given the fact that UMNO is the backbone of Barisan Nasional that received the mandate to govern Malaysia for over 50 years and 8 months till today. So is the candidacy of Tengku Razaleigh justifiable by UMNO members? He is 71 years old this year.
Some might argue that Dr Mahathir held on to the post of PM till he was 78. But it was different for Tun because he held on to his policies and vision and governed Malaysia consistently for 22 years. But giving Tengku Razaleigh the PM post now will only see him capable of governing for about 5 years I believe?
Then again, we will have instability of Government. The next leader might not continue his vision as proven over the last 51 years. No PM continue the same policies and vision of their predecessors.
What is the solution then? If UMNO people realise this, they might vote for Pak Lah and give him another term. But then given that UMNO members are beginning to be angry over the mounting issues, they might vote for Tengku Razaleigh to be the new President and PM.
If indeed Ku Li wins, he has the option of leading the country or lead only the party and be the man behind the scenes. This will mean that Ku Li will nominate to the Agong some one from within the ranks of Deputy President and Vice Presidents to be the PM of Malaysia. That will be a better solution.
Some might ask why dont the other person just go ahead and challenge Pak Lah. Let us say the obvious ones now are Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. If one of them challenges the Presidency, will they have enough support? Tun still has his influence in the party and what Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said was true. Age groups below 40 hold every word of Tun true and in Datuk Seri's words, Tun is like an idol to these age groups below 40.
So anyway, yes. Tun is feeling the frustration of Datuk Seri Najib not taking the path cleared by Tun to the top of UMNO. Tun has been getting all the hits about his past administration policies when he opened his mouth to whack Pak Lah. Datuk Seri Najib could have taken the opportunity but he did not and he wants to maintain the UMNO tradition of handing over the PM-ship.
That leaves us with the next challenger called Tan Sri Muhyiddin. No one can deny he has the support for Vice Presidency. But does he have enough backing for the Deputy President and President posts? One can only wonder because no "superpower" in UMNO has backed him yet. One mistake Tan Sri makes, his political career will be smashed. Unless of course a "superpower" backs him and many start to voice their support.
Again, we can rule him out? That leaves us only and I repeat, only, Tengku Razaleigh. He is the only one with the possibility of winning an election against Pak Lah in UMNO's elections. That will then give him an opportunity to either recommend himself to the Agong or someone else to be the new PM of Malaysia.
To be fair, we must also consider the fact that Pak Lah still has supporters and could maintain his Presidency of UMNO.
All right :)
Friday, April 25, 2008
Only UMNO is losing its grip on Malay support or rather Malaysians support. The numbers of Malay MPs in the Parliament of Malaysia have not changed. Please be aware that it is only the fact that instead of UMNO MPs, we now have PKR Malay MPs and the obvious PAS Malay MPs.
Are Malays under threat? No. I beg to differ from the comments by some UMNO leaders that the Malay race is under threat.
Let us just say, MP Gopeng Dr Lee Boon Chye proposes for Malay rights in the Constitution to be removed. Do you think Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, Mat Sabu, Nasharuddin Isa, etc etc will allow it to happen ??
The Constitution is clear and is like a guide to all of us. We can only amend the Constitution under a clear majority support of Malaysians and their elected MPs in Parliament. If deemed fit, then only will the Opposition Malay MPs agree for it. Otherwise, it will never happen.
So why then do I read that Malays are under threat? Haha. It seems to me only UMNO is under threat. Not the Malay race. I hope UMNO will avoid the racial card and start reforming its party. I do not want to see the struggles of our forefathers in Barisan Nasional go down the drain !!
Note : Hmm, I know Dr Lee so I used him as an example. It is merely an example ...
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Torture as Art - How much soul can one lose?
In 2007, 'artist' Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, took a dog from the street, tied him to a rope in an art gallery and left him starving to death. For several days, the 'artist' and the visitors of the exhibition watched emotionless as the shameful 'masterpiece' of the dog's agony continued until eventually the poor dog died.
The prestigious Visual Arts Biennial of Central America decided that the 'installation' was actually art- Guillermo Vargas Habacuc won 1st prize for his barbaric exhibition and has been invited to repeat his cruel action for the biennial of 2008 this November.
Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzFBD-LgKV0&feature=related
The artist's comments - http://guillermohabacucvargas.blogspot.com/
Petition - http://www.petitiononline.com/ea6gk/petition-sign.html
All credits to SPCA for informing the world on this issue. Inhumane artists should go to hell !
The petition I signed :
Wei Liang Goh
Art comes along with the values of humanity, kindness, peace and passion. This cruel act is certainly a barbaric one!
On the 13th of April, a Sunday, I took Tiger Airways from Canberra to Melbourne. Tiger Airways is currently the cheapest budget airline for domestic flights in Australia. It only cost me $50 to fly to Melbourne. However, the leg space is really small compared to Virgin Blue and Qantas. I didnt mind because the flight was only for 55 minutes.
For those who dont know, Tiger Airways is a Singaporean budget airline and they fly domestic routes in Australia as well. I wonder if Air Asia or Firefly will come here to give the Singaporean firm a fight for their dollars....
On Monday night, I met up with mom, my grandma and my 7th grandaunt in Mercure Hotel. We went to the Gold Coast via Jetstar on Tuesday morning. When we arrived in Gold Coast, I took them for Aqua Duck, and of course I hurt mum's wallet when I brought her to Harbourtown for some shopping. They enjoyed it though. The prices there are cheaper than retail because those shops there are mainly factory outlets. Brands like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Esprit and Nike are available at lower prices than departmental stores.
Wednesday was Harbourtown again for me because Sue Ann said she mistaken that her size for Ralph Lauren cutting was S instead of the M she told me earlier. So I had to exchange it and I bought another shirt for dad. Mom, grandma and my grandaunt went to the Seaworld for the whole day.
We returned to Melbourne via Virgin Blue. Aunty Chi Ling rented a car for us and we picked it up from the airport. Drove all the way to Aunty's house in Castlemaine. We got lost twice but the people around the towns there were friendly. Aunty was patiently waiting for us at the hotel she worked in. Haha. And she made a great dinner for us!
Friday was special as we all drove again ourselves to Ballarat. There, we visited the Gold Mine of Sovereign Hills. Nice place. There was a weighing machine that tells us how much we are worth in terms of gold prices for the day. On that day, the gold price was worth AUD 950.00 and I was calculated to be worth approx AUD 2.345 million I think. Can't remember the exact figures since mom is keeping the certificate for me.
On Saturday, we went to Echuca to visit the Historic Port. There were paddlesteam rides and it was quite an experience to see the steam ship.
I left Castlemaine for Melbourne on Sunday. But before that, I ate a bowl of laksa at Onn's Laksa shop. The boss name is Onn. Aunty Chi Ling and Uncle Charles will always be there on Sundays and the boss always reserve a table for them every Sunday without fail. Haha. And the curry laksa was amazing. The soup wasn't watery like elsewhere. It is the thick gravy type and it was tasty!
I met mom again on Tuesday before flying back home on Wednesday at 3pm. Mom came to the city with my aunt, grandaunty and grandma. We had Dragon Boat dim sum buffet. But according to my Aunt, it wasn't as good as the ala carte Dragon Boat shop. It is currently under renovation. Hmm.
Me, Chee Yeong, Zi Hao and Liangwei went up to Eureka Skydeck 88. We took The Edge package. They pushed us out in a box and suddenly everything opened up. I mean the windows and floors were covered in mist and suddenly it all went blank in a second. And my legs began to tremble as I can see the ground, the surroundings, the roads and buildings everywhere including the road below the place I was standing at 88 storeys high. Truly amazing though !
Well, I was without Internet and didnt have time to read any news or emails or even blog while away. So if there were anything important I missed, let me know at my chatterbox or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
But I am surprised to read about Datuk Lee Kah Choon's case in Penang and Tun Dr Mahathir's criticism of Datuk Seri Najib. Never mind. I will leave politics aside for now. I am very tired and I need more rest !
Some scenic pics mom took while in Melbourne
Penguins from Phillip Island
From left : Grandma, me and grandaunt having Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream at Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
Mom with the beach view
Mom took a picture of me at Sovereign Hill
These are all the pictures I have at the moment. Didn't take the rest from Mom. Oh well ... will blog more some other time. Need some rest ....
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Olympic Games, the world largest sporting event, is not there just for all of you to play political games. Boycotting the games are not in line with the objective of having a joint international event. The Games exist for us to put aside our differences in politics, cultures and religion.
It fosters better ties not only among members of a nation but also between the many countries that stay at play at the Games Village. Why then are we putting Tibet into the story? Why are there factions in France, US and other major powers contemplating a boycott of the opening ceremony?
This is highly disrespectful to the Flame of the Torch and the spirit of the Games !
Sunday, April 06, 2008
To me, each and every Tun's words and speeches as time passes by are like nails being knocked hard in the coffin. Tun is nailing Pak Lah's coffin. But then is he alone? No. We might have Najib being buried together with Pak Lah this time. All thanks to him being a fence sitter.
Tun has continuously paved the way for Najib to go up to the highest office while taking hits himself from his past administration's work. Yet, nothing was done. With the Altantuya case being currently silent, I personally don't think Datuk Seri Najib would be an asset but instead an uncertain asset which could even be a liability to UMNO and Barisan Nasional.
And what do we have? Tun is not the only one holding the hammer and knocking the nails. We have Tengku Razaleigh in Kelantan setting up the "funeral parlour", and to read that Datuk Seri Abdul Ghani Othman will not be stopping Johor UMNO from calling for an EGM, I am not surprised to predict him to be another nail knocker too.
And the many rumours flying around that Tan Sri Muhyddin might be going for Deputy President's post, I will not be a fool to call him a fellow funeral manager for UMNO's top two most leadership. Reading TheStar on Tan Sri's comments these days about UMNO's troubles and reinventing UMNO, I guess Tan Sri is preparing to take over UMNO in the nearest future?
Intelligent comments are made by Tan Sri these days. This is different from the comments of other UMNO leaders like Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Tan Sri Mat Taib, etc. Haha.
It is also interesting to read that the new Youth and Sports Minister commenting on Dr M vs Ku Li's elections in 1987 where half the Cabinet left and where Tun only won by very few votes. Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob also commented that at that time, Tun did not resign. Hmm ... I don't know. Perhaps we should give Pak Lah more time with Najib to reinvent Malaysia?
But can the voters wait? Will a change in UMNO leadership and also Barisan Nasional component parties' leadership help boost BN's chances in the next edition of GE? Will it make a difference if Pak Lah is still the PM and when he no longer is ? I wonder. But one thing is for sure to surprise me. Datuk Seri Samy Vellu wants another term as MIC head !! Wow .... haha ....
Datuk Seri Lim Keng Yaik left, Tun Dr Mahathir left, Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik left. And now Datuk Seri Samy Vellu still wants another term? Haha .... the 3 out of the four Brothers of the golden era of Malaysia left .... but one remains in the scene and want to hang on to the baton of power.
Never mind about him. But for sure, the UMNO warlords are slamming the drums hard and loud. The war is coming. And some "workers" are preparing the funeral while some "workers" are hanging on and trying to stay clear off the track of "political death".
We shall wait and see. As I said earlier, patience is the key to Malaysia's interesting stories these days.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Amazing. I realise that Malaysians are already integrated culturally. I am a Malaysian with Chinese background but I seriously love Nasi Lemak! Which Malaysian hates it, eh ? Haha. When I was in secondary school, I always go to this Restaurant KC ( a hawker coffee shop ) and there was a mak cik there who sells delicious nasi lemak. But she stopped selling after awhile. Nowadays, I get my nasi lemak from the lady selling near my Taman's padang. And I always go double .... ( so much for dieting ). Haha ....
Well yeah , back to the topic. I was surprised to read about Yee Sang performed in Malay house at this blog. And it is very true. The GE 2008 showed us some surprising statistics. All Malaysian voted for Malaysian candidates. It wasn't Indians for Indians, Chinese for Chinese and Malays for Malays. Indian populated seats were lost to PAS candidates too in Selangor. Haha.
And I still remember my dad's friends at EON Bercham. They all know my dad well. And one of them, my mom asked him about the upcoming GE then. He told my mom, "Kalau nak pergi Bulan, mesti naik roket". Haha .... so we all knew he would be voting for DAP in Ipoh to support the new coalition of DAP the rocket, PAS the Moon and the Crescent shaped PKR.
Hmm. We are all Malaysians. But to kill off racism, we have to be patient. All of us cannot deny the fact that the racial sentiment is higher among the pre Merdeka generations. The current generation have less racist elements in their lifes. So we all have to be patient till the pre Merdeka generation hands over the country to the current youths and start on nation building. The pre Merdeka generations have supported and led the country well through development. But nation building will come from the current generation where we integrate ourselves to be competitive, friendly and into a harmonious society.
Be patient. Patience now is the key to success in Malaysia.