Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Christmas Wish List

You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout,I'm telling you why ,Santa Claus is coming to town

He's making a list, And checking it twice , He's gonna find of who's been naughty or nice, Santa Claus is coming to town.

It is almost Christmas . And I’m looking forward to it this year like I’ve never looked forward to it for many years past. When I was a kid , I would anxiously wait for Christmas because it is truly magical with Santa Claus and his reindeer , snow (not in Malaysia) , gifts , beautifully lit and decorated Christmas trees , school holidays, television programmes , puddings and so on. Now, I like it more as I have developed good taste for wine and appreciating Santarina (ok, for sometime now).

After 37 years , I have decided to make my Christmas wish list for the first time. I have never felt this way before and I want to share my list with everyone and maybe if all of us make the same wish, it might come true. I have listed my wishes as below:-

a) There should not be another child hereafter sent to the orphanage;

b) There should not be another senior citizen hereafter sent to the old folks home;

c) There should not be another patient dying hereafter because he is unable to pay
for medical bills;

d) There should not be another child hereafter deprived for education;

e) There should not be another person hereafter suffers from malnutrition;

f) There should not be another person hereafter discriminated against race, religion
and sexual preference;

g) There should not be another natural disaster;

h) There should not be another war;

i) There should not be separation between loved ones;

j)There should not be another person hereafter taking his own life;

I realised that the first ten wishes are purely about appreciating what life is and when you look deeper, it is love that I see. Love is beautiful and instead of chasing love we spend more time chasing after things which does not last. Let us now spend more time with love ones , good friends and the Creator Himself, rest assured life will be blissfully beautiful.

As a wishful thinker, I decided to have my list longer as I believe this will bring us, Malaysians, to greater heights and for a better living:-

1) An education policy or system which will make all our children to compete

2) Health programmes that will benefit all social classes;

3) Lower prices for goods and services;

4) Reliable public transport;

5) Efficient and effective enforcement(Police,MACC,Immigration,Customs);

6) Independent judiciary;

7) Free press;

8) No more oppressive laws that curtails freedom of speech and assembly;

9) To freeze and confiscate assets amassed by individuals who are holding public

10) To arrest, prosecute and embarrass corrupted leaders;

11) Getting rid of Barisan Nasional/UMNO and it's slaved coalition partners;

12) Voting in a new government;

I guess this is it. I don't think I have asked too much and I hope by next Christmas all my wishes would come true.Where there is life there is wishful thinking. Merry Christmas and happy new year everyone. Till then...........


The language of frustration does not know grammar or spelling. To the English Pandits, thank you, and I will try and improve my language.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Anwar Made Mistakes, So What?

At the end of the second world war and its success , Winston Churchill's approval rating rose to 83% from 78% and the public opined that Conservative will win the forthcoming elections hands down. To every one's surprise, it was Labour that won the elections. Churchill's deep involvement to win the war made him lose the elections.

Margaret Thatcher was considered the greatest Prime Minister after Winston Churchill, winning three elections and was an asset for the Conservative Party. However all that changed when she introduced Community Charge of Poll Tax in 1989. This tax eventually brought her down and the popularity of Conservative Party nosedived.

John Prescott, the then Deputy Prime Minister of Britain , a Labour Party member took matters in his own hands by punching a voter who threw an egg at him.

Not only the British leaders (some of the political blunders I remembered )but leaders all over the globe made and are still making mistakes which resulted in some to have lost power, some will lose power, some were prosecuted and some were even executed. I dare not write about Malaysian political blunders or mistakes as it will run by volumes and I am bored of it.

Lets not start by saying nobody is perfect, name me one who is. The foremost quality of a leader is the willingness to assume responsibility .Anwar Ibrahim did that by admitting he made mistakes by endorsing some candidates. After all he is human . Then again all other parties were not not perfect in choosing candidates either. Was BN perfect with choices like Bung Mokhtar, Tajudin Abd Rahman, Nazri Aziz ? They did not jump ship, but everything else is not right about them. DAP with Keshwinder Singh and Hee Yit Foong. PAS with Hasan Ali and allowing Ibrahim Ali to contest under their banner.

In my point of view by selecting some of these frogs despite kissing them sadly remained frogs, to contest under PKR's banner was probably one of the best things Anwar Ibrahim did. I can't imagine if these renegades jumped ship after Anwar has formed the government. Therefore , it was a blessing. The rest remained loyal. I believe now Wan Azizah, Anwar Ibrahim together with the leadership of PKR, this time around would screen candidates well for the upcoming elections. Thomas Edison failed many times before he went on to invent better bulb.

The recent article by YM Raja Petra Kamaruddin (RPK) in his blog titled MARRY FOR LOVE AND NOT HATE, suggests that since it was difficult to find quality and credible candidates, Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement (MCLM), will assist in finding them. How sure are you that these candidates suggested are credible? Haslinah Yacob, one of the candidates handpicked by MCLM, withdrew candidacy , citing unpreparedness for political arena . The handpicked dentist, wants to go for Kapar, which is already a PKR seat.Of course the party will decide where (the constituency) to field these candidates and that to if the party decides to field them after all. So , even MCLM was not right with its choice of candidates and MCLM must be sincere and stay focused in ousting BN and UMNO instead of imposing.

The 12th General Elections, the unwarned Tsunami was in fact a strange phenomenon. Probably the first election , everyone spoke about voting for the opposition and many did as they said.Some believed that the Pakatan Rakyat will win more seats than previous elections but not to the extent of denying BN its two thirds majority. This is the same wave I believe which is coming for the 13th General Elections.

Yes, people were unhappy, and they voted against BN not because they loved Pakatan Rakyat. Agreed. This notion is not true anymore.The Rakyat can see, read and listen to what and how good these 4 states Penang, Selangor,Kedah and Kelantan currently under Pakatan . So, today Pakatan Rakyat is not only built with its own credibility and strength but also BN's bad fortune. BN is in self destruction mode, then the advantage is for Pakatan. Bloggers write about minor imperfections, with Pakatan Rakyat state governments and criticise them till kingdom comes. You don't whack an infant for not listening to you. They are new, learning and we must support and give them suggestions and or advise.The Auditor General has given thumbs up to these state governments .Pakatan Rakyat , I believe will deliver and correct what is wrong and they have grown with the people.

I like to digress alittle and draw an analogy. I don't do it all the time. Do you know that cooking is not easy. You need to put in a lot of effort to ensure that the people whom you are cooking for will enjoy the meal.The menu or items cooked should complement each other and then the cutting, cooking and the cleaning. As you serve, the worst thing that can happen is that,a person who does not know what cooking is all about and has never entered the kitchen goes on commenting about the food and how it should be cooked. You know how irritating that is? Get my drift?

To me Anwar is highly commendable. An individual with burning enthusiasm, strange fighting spirits, the desire to do the right thing and to do things right gifted with great oratory skills , has been and seen both side of the divide. A former Deputy Prime Minister , Finance Minister and was an Acting Prime Minister ,is hands on and equipped with all necessary experiences in managing the economy and the country. It is not an easy task to bring PAS and DAP to work together after the bad bashing voters gave them especially the Chinese voters when Barisan Alternative was formed during the 1999 elections. Today we see that DAP and PAS are supporting each other and rushing to defend each other when attacked. Anwar Ibrahim should have opted out by taking some millions and moved on continue being visiting professor and so on but he didn't. Despite being plagued with court cases and continuous efforts to embarrass him and his family, Anwar , soldiers on to see a better Malaysia for all Malaysians .

Malaysian voters are ready to dislodge BN and UMNO. They have become less sensitive towards race and you will see the Chinese voting for PAS, Malays voting DAP and the Indians will vote for Pakatan Rakyat. UMNO will not field an Indian or a Chinese candidate, but PAS did field and Indian candidate in the last elections. The mutual respect between the Pakatan Rakyat parties will augur well with all Malaysians and rest assured for a greater unity amongst all races.

So if people argue that, marriage of convenience is not always the best type of relationships I agree. What must be understood is that people are being more progressive, therefore differences in opinion is always welcomed. When more ideas are generated then better solutions can be anticipated. Unlike UMNO, where there is no equal partnership and parties like MCA,MIC,PPP,GERAKAN and the others, have got no say, and fifty years later these parties have not made progress for their people.

Therefore I believe, Anwar Ibrahim is the right person to lead this nation and lets all work to ensure that Pakatan Rakyat wins the 13th general elections. Now, who am I to say this? I am a citizen, a registered voter and proudly will be voting for the fourth time this coming general elections.

Till then.........

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Great Heists

Whether inspired by greed or ingenuity, the world's greatest heists all share one thing in common: a daring audacity to crack supposedly fool-proof security systems and make off with large amounts of jewels, cash, or art. In Malaysia, it is different. You don't have to be daring, you just have to be a cabinet minister. There is no fool proof security systems to crack open, in fact there is no systems, you just loot.

Who is going to question ? MACC ? Huh, MACC only investigates any corruption less than RM 10,000 and it must be a member of the opposition. And MACC has a unique way of questioning. If the questioning fails or MACC is unable to get it out of their witnesses, for some reason unknown to us, the witnesses jump out of the window killing themselves.Thus far it seems that it is legal for people in power in Malaysia to steal , lie, distort information to the public and facts in the Parliament. Shame, this has been the practise for some years now.

I assume, everyone is aware of the National Feedlot Centre a.k.a CATTLEGATE. My fingers are slipping away from the keys unable to type the filthy details of it. Firstly, what credentials, knowledge or expertise the family of Sharizat have in cattle farming, for this project to be awarded to her family? Last term? A cabinet minister? Ok, don't blame Sharizat because it was given to her family. No, it is not conflict of interest, corruption by proxy is simply alright in Malaysia.Not only this project failed in all aspects , you slaughter cows to be sent or sold for your very family owned restaurants . How convenient.

A daylight robbery of people's money worth a quarter billion. And on top of that you purchase condos worth RM 13 something million as investment from the proceeds. You don't have to be a property consultant , any layman like me would know that this is an idiotic move and to say that someone is paying you a rental of RM 70,000 per month is just unbelievable. The Deputy Prime Minister, famous for his PPSMI flip flop has left it to our own judgement. My judgement is simple, it is corruption. It is people's money not UMNO's.

What is more shocking is that members of the BN are defending these investments and put forward arguments, only known to them how stupid it sounds .I, today have no regrets for not making through to Oxford University, i guess one or to bozo accidentally slipped in.

Then Auditor General also reported that Employees Provident Fund (EPF) approved loans worth an astounding RM55.1 billion not backed by government guarantees. However, the Auditor-General’s Report 2010 found only one of the 13 debtors was qualified to obtain a loan without such a guarantee. That particular debtor was extended credit worth RM21.3 billion.

Of the remaining 12 debtors, all of whom are not named in the report, two were exempted from producing government guarantees as they had high credit ratings.The loans to the two parties totalled RM7.3 billion.

The report also revealed that the EPF had also given out 15 loans worth a total of RM35.69 billion as of the Dec 31, 2010.Of the 15 loans given, two were made to non-government entities despite having government guarantees. The loans are worth RM5 billion and RM1.24 billion respectively.

The EPF Act 1991 allows it to extend credit to the federal and state governments, as well as to companies incorporated under the Companies Act 1965, or set up with the Finance Ministry’s written permission.

So who are these people? Whose father's money are you giving out? The contributors of EPF have to go through tough procedures to withdraw their own contributions and there are no ways for the contributors to withdraw even if they are to repay Alongs or other debts. Here , you just give EPF money which belongs to the people to some unnamed people? Why the Auditor General's report did not name them? EPF, you will have to answer the people.

Then the Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M). The purpose to set up this entity is because the PM is concerned about the low income earners in the urban areas. Then, the products are suppose to be cheaper than every other outlet, right? No, Ismail Sabri , the consumer affairs minister said that not all products are cheaper. Never mind that, what about products of very low quality ? Is this how PM shows his concern? E-coli tainted fresh milk , 8 times more than the permitted Vitamin A in children's milk powder , high metal contents in chili sauce (enough to build 1Malaysia Bridge) and what not. So, why set up KR1M? Simple, so that someone in between can steal and short change the public. Government subsidies are up by RM10 billion because of Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) and the Menu Rakyat 1Malaysia concepts. Ameer Mydin, the owner of Mydin Hypermarket who is currently given this project must answer the public.

I will stop here. I can keep on talking until the cows get home from Gemas.Enough is enough. I wonder what people do with so much of money? Why rob the people? So heartless, think about all the people who actually need this money for basic food, education, clothing and shelter. In countries where democracies failed, people marched to the streets. Malaysians are nice people, we don't simply go to the streets to show our displeasure and still believe in the ballot boxes unless that too fails. The civil society is restless and students' movement is gearing up momentum. Don't think anymore. CHANGE

The great moral of this story is , giving Barisan Nasional the power and money is like giving a teenager whiskey and the car keys.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Alcohol , Why Yes?

After a break from writing , I guess this will be a good topic to start with. Most people who do not consume alcohol criticise or look down upon people who consume alcohol. Distinction must be made between a person who consumes and one who abuses the goodness or the nectar of happiness created for all mankind to enjoy responsibly.

So what is good about consuming alcohol? Is there any? Well you will be shocked as I was pleasantly surprised with one of the article I read recently and made a copy for my mom and my wife to read carefully and understand the contents.

The strongest medical evidence exists for the link between moderate drinking and a reduced risk of heart disease. Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and assistant professor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, was the lead author of a New England Journal of Medicine study examining the roles of drinking patterns and heart disease that found, after 12 year of follow-up, that men who consumed alcohol between three and seven days a week had fewer heart attacks than men who drank once a week. There you go.

Do we know why moderate drinking lowers heart disease risk? The benefits of alcohol are on the blood vessels and on blockages in the arteries to the heart and to the brain. This might be related to alcohol's effect on the good cholesterol, the HDL cholesterol.

In fact, alcohol affects HDL levels just about as strongly as any other lifestyle factor. People also think that alcohol may lower heart attack risk by acting as a blood thinner.

What are some of the other health benefits associated with moderate drinking? A wide variety of health effects have been attributed to moderate drinking. A lower risk of diabetes has been seen in women and men.

There actually have been experiments done in which alcohol was administered over a couple of months to people without diabetes. In those studies, most of which have been conducted in women interestingly, it looks like moderate drinking improves the body's sensitivity to insulin.

It may actually lower insulin levels altogether and may prevent diabetes through that mechanism.

More recently we've done some work on moderate drinking and dementia. We looked at a group of older adults in the United States - average age was in the mid-70s - and found a reduced risk.

There has been some more work in slightly younger populations from Europe, and those studies have fairly consistently suggested that older adults who were drinking moderately may have a lower risk of dementia. We're not exactly sure what the mechanisms may be behind that.

Some of it may very well be because drinking tends to occur in social settings and just the process of getting out and socializing may be an important way to prevent dementia.

There is also evidence that moderate drinking may prevent silent strokes or other subtle types of brain injury that we know over time can predispose to dementia.

Doctors will advise one drink. What constitutes one drink? A glass of vine, a shot of whiskey or a can of beer. Well, I am no expert but maybe if you multiply one drink to 3 it equals to 3 drinks, you hit two birds with one stone. Feeling good or nice and taking care of your health as well.

It is not good to abuse anything, in moderation everything is fine. I am not a board member of San Miguel and this article is for us to appreciate the few good things in life and I am not promoting alcohol.

As Deepavali is approaching, to all those who are celebrating, Happy Deepavali and drink responsibly.

Just for laughs:-

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may cause you to wake up with breath that could knock a buzzard off a shit truck at 100 yards.

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like an idiot.

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe that ex-lovers are really dying for you to telephone them at 4 in the morning.

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell the same boring story over and over again until your friends want to smash your head in.

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may cause you to thay shings like thish.

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell the boss what you REALLY THINK while photocopying your butt at the office Christmas party.

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell ever happened to your pants (panties) anyway.

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may cause you to roll over in the morning and see something really scary (whose species and/or name you can't remember).

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol is the leading cause of inexplicable rug burn on the forehead.

WARNING: Consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, handsomer, and smarter than some really, really huge biker guy named "Big Al".

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Amused by Musings

When I met my brother a few days ago, he asked me if I read the article written by Marina Mahathir in the Star titled, "We are always an exception" , Wednesday, August 17th. I said no. Simply because I stopped buying the Star as well ( meaning NST has been several years). Maybe sometimes on Sundays for my toilet read.Nothing much to read and lots of advertisements. The columnists like Joceline Tan , Baradan Kuppusamy, Wong Chun Wai are just for good laughs as it does not reflect the actual political reality. A ringgit and fifty cents is not worth it, add another 90 cents it is a loaf of gardenia.

Then I decided to go online to read what Marina Mahathir wrote as the curiosity killed me. Nothing much nothing unusual . What she wrote is what we knew about all long . Nothing new. She condemned those who drew analogy on the similarities between the Bersih rally and the recent riots in England.

Although I totally agree with her, there are issues to ponder. During the tenure of her father being the Prime Minister, would anyone dare to write or condemn his administration? Certainly not. Marina also went on to say that our leaders have the inability to distinguish between reality and fantasy. In my point of view, Bersih's march is in fact a reality, if this was during Mahathir's time it could have only been a fantasy. All of us would only dream to go to the streets and suddenly,snap, wake up , you are dreaming.

As I said earlier, I agree with what Marina has written. Freedom of speech and expression and the right to assemble without arms are rights given to Malaysians under Article 10(1)(a)and (b) of the federal constitution. When home ministry denies these rights then it is a clear abuse of power and violation of the human rights unless there are threats to the general public and properties. If you agree with the government's views and policies it is ok to go to the streets. UMNO youth used to be the champions of this.

Maybe Marina should rewind a little and start writing about :-

1. Operation Lalang, 1987 - This “White Terror” operation was essential to
silence all dissidents and to implement the assault on the judiciary the
following year. The Internal Security Act (ISA) was used to arrest and detain
without trial more than a hundred innocent peace-loving Malaysians and the
allegations of torture have never been investigated.

2. The Assault on the Judiciary, 1988 - This was a Machiavellian move to
frustrate the efforts by UMNO Team B to challenge Mahathir’s faction. The
Attorney-General during the time and accessory to this assault on the
judiciary happens to be the present Suhakam chairman, Abu Talib Othman. In
both these positions, Abu Talib was personally appointed by Mahathir. The
Malaysian judiciary has not recovered to this present day.

3. Displacement of 10,000 indigenous peoples from Bakun, 1998 - The Bakun Dam
project was another of Mahathir’s white elephants. It was conceived to supply
2400MW of electricity for a state whose total demand at the time was 200MW!
The worst part of it was the government went ahead with displacing 10,000
indigenous people even when the project had been shelved during the financial
crisis of 1997. Mahathir must bear responsibility for the certain ethnocide,
which is the result of the displacement to the Sg Asap Resettlement Scheme.

4. The political fixing of the former Deputy Prime Minister, 1998 - Anwar
Ibrahim, the former deputy prime minister, has recently been vindicated when
the Malaysian courts cleared his name from his convictions. Since his
incarceration, he has maintained that he was a victim of a political
conspiracy. As the head of the government, Mahathir must bear responsibility
for these false convictions and the six years of imprisonment Anwar suffered.
To the present day, Mahathir has not apologised to the former deputy prime
minister - even after the courts cleared the latter’s name and ordered the
former Inspector-General of Police to apologise for nearly killing the former
deputy prime minister in 1998.

5. Throughout Mahathir’s 22 years in office, human rights groups have documented
many violations involving the freedom of expression, assembly, association as
well as movement.

These are just a small portion of the large entirety.Therefore instead of condemning the current leadership, maybe Marina should start writing why the current leadership act and think and conduct themselves in such manner. I am in the opinion that the current state of affairs and the leadership's conduct is merely the results of the seeds planted by Mahathir Mohammad himself.

What you should read is the article written by the Sultannah of Johor, Her Majesty Raja Zarith Idris last Sunday 14th August 2011 in the Star. Her majesty in her article titled, London riots bring up question of the society, was an excellent here (

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Confucius On Sex

Confusius on Sex

Virginity like bubble: one prick, all gone.

Man with hand in pocket feel cocky all day.

Foolish man give wife grand piano, wise man give wife upright organ.

Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house.

Panties not best thing on earth, but next to it.

Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

Man with tight trousers is pressing his luck.

Man kicked in testicles left holding bag.

Woman who wear jockstrap have make believe ballroom.

It take many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it.

Secretary not permanent fixture until screwed on top of desk.

Hole happy, whole body happy.

Wash your face in the morning, neck at night.

Don't drink and park, accidents cause people.

Dumb man climb tree to get cherry, wise man spread limbs.

State of pregnancy exist when woman takes seriously something poked in fun.

Man who plays with self, pulls boner.

Passionate kiss like spider's web, soon lead to undoing of fly.

Marriage is like game of poker. You start with pair and end with full house.

Man trapped in brothel get jerked around.

Man's wife his better half, his mistress his better whole.

It is good for girl to meet boy in park, but better for boy to park meat in girl.

Man have more hair on chest than woman, but on whole woman have more.

Girl who have red hair have red hair, by cracky.

Man who lay woman on ground gets piece on earth.

Man who suck woman's tit make clean breast of things.

Woman laid in tomb may soon become mummy.

Man who lay girl on hillside is not on the level.

Man who jizz in cash register come into money.

Man with athletic finger make broad jump.

Man who marries girl with no bust have right to feel low down.

Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs.

Don't sweat the petty stuff ... and don't pet the sweaty stuff.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What If PM Najib..............?

Come to think of it, I realise something is not right. Actually so many things are not right. A situation where a striker scores own goals, having wine on the rocks, a diabetic drinking coke? Hmmm. To me these leads to serious consequences. PM Najib, I feel, some what is in a similar situation. I guess the approval rating is going down. His actions and decisions are not in the best interest of the ordinary rakyat (dengan izin). A seasoned politician, one of the youngest MP, the youngest Menteri Besar and years of experience in the cabinet and worked under three different prime ministers and i m puzzled. I wonder if he is getting any good advise at all, or just that his advisers are googling suggested solutions instead of listening to the grouses and grievances of the people.

Maybe PM Najib , to put it simply and plainly should be using certain psychological methods to play with the minds of the people such as reverse psychology. Reverse psychology is essentially asking for the opposite of what you want. You mother was probably really good at this by saying something like "I hate it when your room is so clean." If you were in a tyrannical mood when she said this, you might clean your room just to spite her.

This is the most blatant way to influence someone, but really only works on children when used this way. If you are dealing with adults, you need to be a little bit more sneaky especially if they are smart. Remember Malaysians are very much smarter now. We read all available materials online and other newspapers . So, I have thought of a few of what ifs, for all of us to think. The readers should honestly answer to yourselves if your perception towards PM Najib changes. At least a little?

1) What if PM Najib, on the 7th July, declares Bersih's rally is justified and instructs whoever to block certain roads (just like during Thaipusam ) for Bersih to march and orders the detractors to be arrested on sight(Perkasa and Pemuda).

2) What if PM Najib, immediately instructs Election Commissions to check if Permanent Residence are being registered as voters.

3) What if PM Najib, criticises home ministry when they deported French human rights lawyer .

4) What if PM Najib, openly disagrees with the unlawful detention of the EO6.

5) What if PM Najib, puts his foot down and say that Interlok must be withdrawn from the syllabus

6) What if PM Najib, says that all deserving students to get scholarships regardless of their race.

7) What if PM Najib, comes with a new policy that all students with straight A's to study in Malaysian Universities and no one will be sent overseas to curb brain drain.

8) What if PM Najib, announces that PPSMI to return with a better strategy to ensure all students are proficient with the English language

9) What if PM Najib, criticises Ibrahim Ali for all his uncouth remarks

10) What if PM Najib, reprimands Utusan for being racist and suspends it Chief Editor

11) What if PM Najib , authorises all mainstream media to give opposition fair air time

12) What if PM Najib, makes the people of Malaysia belief that the judiciary is truly independent.

13) What if PM Najib, takes the Presidents of MCA and MIC to task for not working hard enough for their communities.

14) What if PM Najib, ridicules MACC, immigration and customs and police for its lack of commitment

Since 14 is my lucky number I will stop here. PM Najib must sometime think like the opposition, agreeing with them when they are right . This method should defuse the opposition's tactics. This 14 points I guess is enough to win the elections if it is done and done quickly. After all, all prime ministers want to win elections. There are many more what ifs, and I am sure PM Najib can win with two thirds majority. The other what ifs, will bill PM Najib, half now half after winning the elections.

PM Najib needs real advisers from the grassroots, not political warlords who sits on the top and think they know all.

Till then...................

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Malaysian First and Forever Malaysian

Met an old friend recently. We first spoke about ourselves and the things we are involved in and so on and so forth. Just that he couldn't believe I was married and almost fell off the chair when I said I have a six months old boy. Then the famous topic started,politics. He started off by saying that we need a good Indian leader to lead us. My friend went on to say that Dato Ambiga is the right person to lead us and she has done a good job. I assume he is talking about Bersih . I am puzzled with his statement and rudely shocked. We still have naive individuals not getting it. Hopefully he reads my posting today.

This mentality must change. We must first start addressing ourselves as Malaysians or to start with for those who are not used to, Malaysian Indian. . Rajnikanth, Sachin Tendulkar, Aishwary Rai and Abdul Kalam are Indians . Two nights ago I watched Malaysia playing Singapore not because the coach , Datuk Rajagopal is a Malaysian of the Indian origin but as a Malaysian I want my team to win and of course to see Singapore getting trashed . Well, my hopes were dashed but then again I believe Datuk Rajagopal has changed the game and the team is playing football today. Syabas Datuk and to your young tigers keep up the momentum and we are here for you .

I like Dato Ambiga not because she is an Indian, but her genuine quest or crusade to ensure the elections are conducted fairly. I fly Airasia not for Tony Fernandes but because that particular day MAS was more expensive. I use Maxis, not because of Ananda Krishnan but the coverage is good. How many of us asked discounts from Tony Fernendes and Ananda Krishnan for being Indians? You think they will give? No, they will only think how to take it from us.

Just as my friend said that we need a good Indian leader something struck my imagination. To me it is like this.You can have Rajnikanth or the bullet biting Vijaykanth as MIC President tomorrow, they will still bow to their big brothers in the coalition. Rajni or Vijaykanth will still not ask why the community's university quota given to them to enter local universities are not filled. MIC President, Rajnikanth or Vijaykanth will also not ask why Interlock is not withdrawn from the current syllabus although it is very insulting and demeaning to the community as a whole. They just won't do it ,period.

At this juncture, I must congratulate Datuk Palanivel who will soon be made a full Minister. Datuk Sri Najib is generous indeed. Now there will be two Malaysians of the Indian Community sitting in a cabinet meeting. I am happy with the appointment but just that all this while there was only one warming up the chair and now there will be two. Warming up on the community's issue, otherwise they are diligent ministers.Will this move swing the community's votes? Mine, certainly not, I am matured. I was just wondering, as Najib announced the good news and all of a sudden Palanivel interjects and says," Unless Interlock is removed, I will not accept the Ministerial post". Wow, that could have swung some votes.

Keep the culture,get out off this thinking called "WE INDIANS" sort of attitude. Sivarasah Rasiah, Member of Parliament of Subang was criticised for not been having the ability to speak Tamil well.I am unable to digest this silly issue. So what if he cant speak Tamil well? Mr Sivarasah is a Malaysian, Malaysians voted him in,and he is doing a great job in his constituency. You cannot simply ask what has he done for Indians? He is not an MP for Madurai. As if all those who spoke good Tamil delivered.

MIC Presidents will come and go, the status quo will remain. UMNO President says 1Malaysia but still runs a race based party. The so called " HOLISTIC APPROACH" strategised by Dato Palanivel will not hold water.To me, MIC will remain irrelevant.All you know, those sitting in the MIC AGM today, receiving goodies might be voting for the opposition. All Indian based parties in Malaysia are only busy taking care of their own interest. No one will work for us, only we must work for ourselves. Empower ourselves with knowledge, hard work and never say die attitude will be the ultimate weapon for our future.

All Malaysians,from whichever ethnic background are facing some problems somewhere not only the Indians .The responsibility is in our hands to choose good leaders who will work for all Malaysians.We must accept the fact that we are Malaysians first. Be a Malaysian.

Till then

Friday, July 22, 2011

And It Makes Me Wonder.. ..Oh Oh Oh

The title is a line from a famous, everyone knows the song, called Stairways to Heaven by the legendary , Led Zeppelin. I was told to graduate from this genre of music that I am in love with. To all my friends who advised, thank you. I love my Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ACDC, Lynyrd Sknyrd, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Bad Company , Deep Purple and a few more. This genre of music is my religion, and I am devout follower.

Then it also makes me wonder about Dr Mahathir's autobiography , A Doctor in the House which was the bestseller for so many months according to MPH's best sellers chart.The 800 page memoir , a recollection of his childhood days until his last days in the office as a Prime Minister and his unfulfilled hopes for Malaysia. Now this is what makes me wonder, his memories were suddenly impeccable. He remembered so many things. My word, a miracle performed by a doctor? I was under the impression that he is losing his memories as he could not remember so many facts during the Royal Commission of Inquiry. Which one? The VK Linggam famous correct correct correct video. It also makes me wonder, why this book was selling like a hot curry puff ( I am a Malaysian). Maybe, some bought to check what he forgot and some what he remembered. I did not buy it because I m quite sure there were so many issues he conveniently forgot. After all biasness filled with lies are the main disadvantages of an autobiography ,academically.

Air Asia moving to Jakarta? "Yes", said Tan Sri Tony Fernendes. He also said that , "Asean is based in Jakarta, and Indonesia will be the largest economy in Asean in times to come ... And I like it there" - enough, he said, to have impelled him to have already bought a home in Jakarta. Tony, characterised the move of the headquarters as a simple business decision to take advantage of Indonesia's vastly larger economy and population, which is nearly 10 times that of Malaysia's. It makes me wonder, why the denial now? Spoke too soon, Delilah has cut off Samson's hair? This is embarrassing, David Gold(one of the co-owners of West Ham United) ridiculed Tony for not being sincere in his bid to take over 51% of West Ham United stakes and call it a PR stunt. How can anyone TWEET an offer?

I wonder, if it is a compulsory to make silly statements to remain relevant in the political scene. The President of KIMMA, a newly appointed Senator, who is also a champion apple polisher asked for the revocation of Ambiga's citizenship. Idiotic? Yes. Then you have PPP President, not an apple polisher but sometimes does not put on his thinking cap, blamed the Bersih rally for Baharuddin's death. Kayveas, a lawyer by profession, please use your knowledge from your first year law degree subject called Criminal law and if you are not sure which chapter, look under CAUSATION and the test is called " BUT FOR TEST". A lot more silly statements, just that, rasa jelak nak tulis.

The other champion would be our home minister. Can Hishammudin Tun Hussein show us the statistics for the number of Africans who are selling perfumes and watches, China dolls, Indonesians , Filipinos and other nationalities who have violated their visas and therefore deported? According to Hishammudin, William Bourdan, the Human Rights lawyer form France has seriously violated his social visa. This is a blatant lie, or he didn't know that William Bourdan being a French citizen and France being a member nation of European Union, does not need a visa to travel into Malaysia. Phew...........This can go on and on. So, why was he deported?

Normally, if you are busy working day and night travelling extensively within the country ,maybe you need a good vacation overseas by the beach, sipping margarita, nice oil massage and great seafood with loved ones. Then you will appreciate the vacation. On the other hand, if you are overseas all the time, don't you think you need to rest at home,spend time with loved ones and eating otak otak? If the Malaysians can do without you when you are overseas working, I think we can also do without you when you are overseas vacationing. Then again it is the thought that matters. Appreciate it, thanks.

Finally, Amy Winehouse, rest in peace. I am not a fan but I have heard one or two songs of hers. For all who criticised this woman for being a junkie and alcoholic, please refrain from doing so. She is now dead and gone leaving behind a legacy of winning 5 Grammy awards which is an achievement. By the way, just realised that Amy has Winehouse for a surname. Now this really makes me wonder.

Till then..........

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nice To Be Back

It has been eleven months.

So many events took place in the last 11 months. When I sit to analyse and think, my brains just shut. Too many issues.Too much of politicking. Too many lies and deceptions. Too many distractions. Too many of this and that which made me not interested in writing. Of all these events, only one good thing I will cherish forever, my son. He is now 6 months old, and looks a lot like me and he managed to steal his mother's beautiful eyes.

I now realise what mothers go through raising their children. Preparing milk, changing diapers, bathing , washing away his very stubborn and sticky fatty waste at times, singing him to sleep and dressing him up, getting up at nights of which I am hands on and very proud of it. It is a great joy to see my son Shyamalan, in the morning, smiling away to get his feed . My son and I have alot of things in common. We smile all the time, we like music, we like to talk and lastly we like our bottles. The only difference is that, he vomits at times, I don't.

Then the national issues . I have completely stopped buying newspapers. THE STAR reports in its headlines "IT IS ANWAR" and below it says that, "the experts say it is 99.99% it could be Anwar". If I happen to see these newspapers anywhere, I read the comic section, which I now find not as funny as our national issues. We have ministers, who were educated in England , that too having law degrees ,commenting and making ridiculous statements which tickles my funny bone. The ridiculous and not so smart remarks by our certain ministers make other law degree holders and graduates from other fields look small.

Soon we will have Saddam Hussein Award or Muammar Gaddafi Award created for most outstanding students, given away in a certain higher learning institute. The credibility of UiTM in terms of sanctioning Ibrahim Ali award is simply admirable. I am sure those graduated from UiTM now will be disgusted to associate themselves with this institution not for conferring, but even the mere thought of having to create such an award. If you take note, I mentioned Ibrahim Ali only once and now the second time, why, he is just not worth reading and writing about.

For those with an Indonesian maid, please instruct in English to "clean". If you say Bersih, you may get into trouble . Anyone whose lucky colour is Yellow, you are now damned in your own country. Najib would have scored some good points if he were to have kept to his words by allowing the ralliers to go to the stadium and shout all they want. I wonder who advised him. I am not saying that the election commission has to listen to all the demands, which ever is rectifiable immediately, do it. The Election commission must go for a crash course, please do not use the tax payers money and go to England for a week, staying in Ritz so on and so forth. Three hours flight only, go to India, you will find that the Indian Election Commission, which works without fear of favour ,a fully independent body and is a no nonsense institution. Instead of Najib being conferred an honorary doctorate, Ambiga bagged it. The world appreciates. I was just thinking, if Marina Mahathir would have attended the rally if her daddy was still the prime minister?

Many businessmen and senior managers are saying that business is slow, payments are delayed, no new orders are forth coming and so on. It has been difficult for people who chose to go and do business. For employees, it is also getting tougher, as prices of goods have shot up. In all this I noticed young Africans driving very nice cars. I wonder what they do here. I m sure not all of them are from rich background. Malaysians who studied and worked hard over the years are finding it difficult to have the lifestyle that these young Africans are having. This is not about being a sour grape. I wonder how they do it. Their number is growing.Soon the Africans might ask for a Senate seat, or certain constitution. The police , immigration and customs must be busy not taking notice of what is happening around them. Soon it will be too late and uncontrollable.

Anyway not all Malaysians are having bad times. A 29 year old bought an apartment in New York for a whopping $31 million. Another great Malaysian, bought a yacht for 14 billion ringgit. 14 Billion ringgit. My god, 14 billion ringgit. I just can't belief it.

Consumerism is a dirty word in Malaysia. Big organisations and or certain service providers are taking the Malaysian public for a royal ride. Malaysians must choose to litigate or file and go to court when the need arises. This could force these businesses to be more service oriented and start delivering the consumers part of the bargain. I don't miss Astro at all. First interruptions when it rains, and now when it shines. I m serious ,from 9 am till about 6 pm I have interruptions and Astro says I have to pay them, for a visit to rectify. Why the hell would I pay you a minimum of RM 50. If there is a problem, you rectify. The onus is not on me to do it. The dish is yours, the service is yours, therefore the problem is yours.I am in the midst of preparing a suit against Astro. I hope more people would come forward and do the same.

The height of courage is when you have a Manchester United fan going to the training ground in Man U's kit where Liverpool players are warming up and Malaysian Liverpool fans are watching them. I would also call it idiotic. Being a United fan myself, I find it unacceptable and in Malaysia please don't try it. We are much more staunch then the English themselves. Dato Rajagopal and his boys are doing Malaysians proud.The goal difference got smaller with first, 4 goals with Arsenal then 3 with Liverpool and last night 1 with Chealsea. Next English club might get defeated here and Villas-Boas might go back to Portugal much sooner than all the other managers of Chelsea.

More to come till then................