Thursday, March 5, 2015

Did AK say this?

He must have been real pissed about PERKASA if he did, and PERKASA deserve what's coming to them.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Humour for the day

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Remembering my old History teacher from Cochrane Road School

February 12 2015 was the day that left me totally overwhelmed with happy memories. For 35 years, I have been trying to locate my favourite history teacher, Mrs Dorothy Ee, but was in vain. Then some old Cochraneans started a FB page for the ex-students and as we communicated, we gradually narrowed our discussions to this particular teacher. I am the only member from the 60s period in the group while the rest are from the 70s.
An effort was made and after two and a half months of search, I finally managed to locate her at a nursing home, My Father's Place, in Damansara Perdana. This information was quickly fed to the group and I could feel the air of excitement exuded from the members.
Finally, that morning I drove to visit her and on the way, I kept thinking what am I supposed to say when I meet her.
As I entered the home and there she was seated in the deck chair in the living room looking quite frail and feeble. She didn't talk much but that didn't deter me in carrying out a monologue with her. However, she gradually came round to me.
It was their lunch break and she was spoon fed by a Filipino helper. It was just plain kway teow soup with minced meat.
I spent one hour and fifteen minutes with her with me doing all the talking and she doing all the nodding. I was hoping that I won't bore her to death with all my yakkety yak. In between, she chipped in with a couple of quips in English and Cantonese.
As I left the home, I felt so much of sadness knowing that a once robust human being with so much drive and who taught us History in Form 4 & 5, and General Paper in Form Six is now reduced to a frail human being. She was a disciplinarian but we knew deep inside, she had a soft spot for some of us that even long after we have left school, she still kept in touch with us.
After her tenure with Cochrane ended, she assumed her new post as the headmistress of Pudu English Girls School.

Monday, February 23, 2015

So finally PAS has thrown down the gauntlet ....

Two direct hints from PAS that tell you that they are no longer interested in the Pakatan grouping.  First, they have made it known that they will not accept Nurul Izza as the new Opposition Leader when no one has even brought up this subject at all, and secondly, they have announced that they will proceed with the Hudud law for Kelantan in March.

Now that DSAI is in prison, PAS have now insisted that their President Hadi Awang be made the new Opposition Leader much to the chagrin of the other Pakatan members.  I personally don't believe he is up to the job as he is a politician that only wears a horse blinkers whose vision, if one could call it that, is only about Islam.

There are many other leaders in PAS who are well liked and have worked very hard to build bridges between the Muslims and non-Muslims since GE12.  In reality, they cannot be expected to be an Opposition Leader as such position is provided for only to the head of the party.  But, if given a choice, which candidate would you choose to be the Opposition leader?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Had Marc Anthony been alive today, would his speech sound something like this?

Friends, Malaysians, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to console Anwar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;...
The good is oft interred with their deeds;
So let it be with Anwar. The noble Najib
Hath told you Anwar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Anwar answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Najib and the rest--
For Najib is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men--
Come I to speak at Anwar's incarceration.
He is my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Najib says he was ambitious;
And Najib is an honourable man.
He hath brought much hope to Malaysia
Whose ideals comforted the general public souls:
Did this in Anwar seem ambitious?
When that the marginalised have cried, Anwar fought in their defence:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Najib says he was ambitious;
And Najib is an honourable man.
You all did see when he was in the inner circle of UMNO Baru
A kingly crown to become the next prime minister awaited him
Which he did refuse by standing up to the corrupt leaders: was this ambition?
Yet Najib says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Najib spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
To those who are against him now, you all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to be there for him at his hour of need?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the cell there with Anwar,
And I must pause till it come back to me. [Pause]
But yesterday the word of Anwar might
Have stood against the world; now sits he there in the cell.
And none so poor to do him reverence.
O masters, if I were disposed to stir
Your hearts and minds to mutiny and rage,
I should do Najib wrong, and Muhyiddin wrong,
Who, you all know, are honourable men:
I will not do them wrong; I rather choose
To wrong the dead, to wrong myself and you,
Than I will wrong such honourable men.