Thursday, February 24, 2011

Please help KayTee

Just read this appeal from KayTee's blog. Can someone help him out?

I’m not sure whether I can continue to stand the yucky stuff on the media. I need to ‘boycott’ reading the muck. But my problem is there are so many yucky stuff, and for practical reasons I can’t afford to avoid all of them as I still need to read the news, yucky as some may be.

So if you can help me decide which is the yuckiest, I’ll avoid that one.

OK then, which of the following do you consider to be the pits:

(1) The sodomy case where each day we are cursed with yucky descriptions of peri-anal swabs, no-shit for 2 days, arse-holes, semen stains, genitals/rectal regions, oral bee-bop-a-lula, football team shagalag specimens, and other various shitty (pun not intended) stuff. Just f* spoil my appetite.

(2) The sleazy shameful sinful lies of Penang UMNO and its cohorts, those wishful wannabe (UMNO) wankers, against the current Penang Pakatan government. Most have been sheer fabrications. Don't they realize that Allah swt won't be pleased with their blatant lies for secular (political) purposes? One example has been the manufactured and instigated furore against a non-issue, a new exco portfolio to handle non-Islamic religious affairs, a portfolio exactly similar to the one the current Perak BN government had already set up.

Why don't those wishful wannabe (UMNO) wankers go over to Perak to make noise against their mate Zambry, and remain there! wakakaka.

(3) The pile of shit that’s called the PKFZ corruption scandal has been fermenting, rising and stinking to high heavens since the change of MCA Transport Minister, from Ong Tee Keat to CSL's buddy, Kong Chu Ha.

After Ong had the multi-billion dollar scandal investigated, he adopted the advice of external professional bodies and implemented several reform mechanisms, such as:

(a) an internal whistle-blower policy,
(b) requirement for contract bidders to sign an integrity pact, and
(c) most importantly, the appointment of three independent directors on the PKA board to ensure its integrity and competency. The independence of these directors can be assured if the minister stays clear of their appointment, but acts on the recommendation of the Board.

There are now deep concerna that these measures may be gradually dropped off particularly on the three independent directors.

Out of the original 3 independent directors, only one is left; one left for a new appointment while another, M Rajasingam, saw his term expired in November last year. When the Board recommended that Rajasingam be re-appointed, the new Transport Minsiter inexplicably refused.

Malaysiakini reported: Tr
ansparency International Malaysia president Paul Low, who chaired the PKA ad-hoc committee on governance, said Kong's decision has defeated the purpose of having independent director, averring:

"We (the committee) defined the independent director as someone recommended by the board without influence by the minister."

Shit all around!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guan Eng slams BN hypocrisy over non-Muslims portfolio

Hell broke loose when an inter-faith group, comprising of Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Sikh leaders, tried to convene a dialogue to discuss about how the various communities and faiths could work together. was rudely interrupted by a group called 'Badai' who denounced that such a gathering was meant to undermine the sanctity of Islam. This was in May 2006. Okay, that is fine. Now, since the non-Muslims have been left on the lurch, Selangor and Penang decided to engage the issue by appointing their non-Muslim state assemblymen to head the newly formed Ex-co. Right on cue, protests came in from UMNO with the same reasoning, that such a move by the Pakatan state governments would undermine the position of Islam in the country. This is getting terribly tiring as UMNO is practising, not gutter politics, but sewerage politics. It is not about religion anymore but pure POLITICS, period. Why? Such a move has also already been instituted by UMNO in Perak, headed by MCA, Mah Hang Soon. So, why the hullabaloo when it comes to Pakatan-controlled states?
Guan Eng slams BN hypocrisy over non-Muslims portfolio

Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng blasted Barisan Nasional leaders over their 'hypocrisy' in criticising the formation of the state’s new portfolio for non-Muslim affairs.

Lim pointed out that Perak had set up a similar portfolio under Pakatan Rakyat and the post was continued by its Menteri Besar Zambry Abd Kader, who filled it with MCA's Mah Hang Soon.

"Why UMNO did not condemn Zambry?," asked Lim on Twitter, and described BN leaders as "double-faced hypocrites playing with fire"

Lim had come under fire from several BN leaders, including former Penang CM Koh Tsu Koon, who dismissed it as publicly stunt and claimed that non-Muslim issues had always been dealt without the existence of such a portfolio.

Right-wing group Perkasa mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia had even charged that the portfolio would be used to threaten Islam as the official religion.

Lim however brushed aside the accusation, and warned BN against "playing with fire".

"Barisan Nasional (is) playing with fire opposing as if non-Muslims have no right to deal with own issues,” he said.

[Source: Harakahdaily]

Monday, February 21, 2011

Catholic Minister for Minorities in Pakistan

Lately, there have been so much of brouhaha by Penang UMNO over the introduction of a state executive council portfolio to handle non-Islamic religious affairs.

The Exco, which will be handled by Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng, deals with religious matters related to Buddhism, Christianity, Sikhism, Taoism and Hinduism.

There is currently an exco member, Batu Maung assemblyperson, Abdul Malik Abdul Kassim, who is in charge of Islamic affairs Penang.

Why such a protest is being made is anybody's guess as such a body is already operative in Perak, formed by the present Mentri Besar, Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir, headed by an MCA ADUN.

Now read the following news from Islamabad, Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim country.

President Asif Ali Zardari confirmed Shahbaz Bhatti [photo left] as Minister of Minorities, after the cabinet re-shuffle that took place following the resignation of the staff of the federal cabinet in recent days by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani.

Bhatti is a Catholic, was the first parliamentarian to take up of the post of Minister for Minorities. His Christian predecessors were offered only minor portfolios. In recent years he has fought to amend the blasphemy law and has recently launched an initiative to seek pardon for Asia Bibi. Because of his position, Bhatti has received death threats from Islamic extremist groups that still do not want to change the law. Bhatti said: "I thank God for giving me this opportunity to continue my struggle for the oppressed minorities in Pakistan. Christians and other minorities are citizens of Pakistan and have the same rights as any other citizen, because our ancestors sacrificed their lives for this country."

According to sources close to the presidency, the government confirmed Bhatti only after strong pressure from the international community concerned about the recent cases of violence against minorities because of the blasphemy law. A young Christian man was killed in recent days in Ghakkar Mandi (Punjab), while Asia Bibi, the young Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy is still waiting for her appeal to be heard in the Court of Lahore.

Bishop Anthony Rufin of Islamabad emphasized that confirmation of Bhatti "is a positive sign for the minorities." The bishop hopes that the minister will help the government to realize the increasing oppression of Christians and Hindus and followers of other religions, often forced to leave the country in order to survive.

[Source: AsiaNews]

Another no-brainer is the usage of the greeting "Assalamu alaikum", a furore created once again by UMNO Penang after Kebun Bunga state assemblymen took to the microphone to wish a group of students at the State Assembly building. As usual, UMNO protested that such greeting is only reserved for Muslims and non-Muslims should not utter it. The commotion was made in the presence of the students. Read more here.

Now let's take a look at the following video of the new Minister for Minorities of Pakistan, Mr Shahbaz Bhatti. Although the interview was conducted in Urdu, you will notice that both he and the interviewer greeted each other at the start of the video with "Assalamu alaikum" and "Alaikum Salam". If there is no problem in Pakistan, is it really a problem here?

Many years ago while working with a bank, I made a trip to the FELDA settlement in Sungai Buaya, Rawang, which is predominantly occupied by Malays, to talk to them about investing in our banking services. Every house I visited, I greeted the host with "Assalamu alaikum" and the host would spontaneously respond with "Alaikum salam". They were even amazed that a Chinese like me was able to greet them with such formality. They really appreciated the effort I put in to conform with their culture and norms and I had no problem with that. My trip lasted seven days and I was never made to feel like a stranger by the residents.

Now the big question - what kind of 1Malaysia is UMNO talking about all this while?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The St Valentine's Day Massacre - The Effing Show


And what a bloody massacre it was. JAKIM was on the prowl, raiding hotels, arresting folks for having.... *gasp* dinner with each other, for declaring their undying love for one another. Nasrudin Hasan, the PAS youth chief got his 15 minutes of fame; his name appearing in AFP, in The Huffington Post, in The New Zealand Herald.

In the spirit of "opening a can of whoop-ass", we're calling out Dato' Ustazah Siti Nor Bahyah for making up stuff about Valentine's Day, so we give a little history lesson of our own.

P.S. No flowers or candy please, nanti masuk lokap.