Friday, October 7, 2011

Looks like it's all over for MCA

When I read what happened at the recent MCA general assembly, I just shook my head in disbelief. To me, it was more like a PAS and DAP bashing gathering where it was a free for all for those in attendance, to the extent that elders like Tok Guru Nik Aziz, the MB of Kelantan and Lim Kit Siang were ridiculed no end. In politics, one can vehemently disagree with one another on policy matters, but was it necessary to embark on a character assassination spree resulting in one appearing 'childish' for the whole world to see? Tok Guru is a revered Muslim religious leader and to call him a 'devil' is totally uncalled for. As for Lim Kit Siang, he had just undergone an eye surgery and is recovering. As a precautionary measure, he had no choice but to wear the dark sun glasses. But to say he was wearing th
e sun glasses because he was ashamed to face the Chinese community is a whole load of rubbish. Next, is the continuous attack on PAS' hudud laws at the gathering. I wonder how the Buddhist and Christian MCA members feel if PAS was to demonise their religions at their Muktamar assemblies. If you don't respect others, you honestly cannot expect others to respect you, isn't it? Respect breeds respect and that is what we have been teaching our children, but as leaders of a political party, you fellas are a bunch of disgrace.

I guess MCA is finally realising that not many of the members would be attending the general assembly this year [heard that only 75% turned up]. Was it the reason why they have to resort to bringing in the seven SYTs [sweet young things] to boost attendance? I thought those who attend such meetings must be elected divisional leaders. At one glance you know these girls are no elected representatives by a long shot. So, what gives, MCA? A political party AGM is a serious gathering where policies of the party and nation are shaped. Therefore, when one attends such meeting, one is expected to voice his/her aspirations on nation-building. Even if the girls were invited as observers, what are their contributions at the meeting? Are they there just to sit and look pretty, and let the male party members gawk at them? Women NGOs have better start slamming MCA for exploiting the fairer sex for their own gains. Bring on the likes of Teresa Kok, Teo Nie Ching, Janice Lee or Hannah Yeo and it would have meant something. All this kind of window dressings are not going to help MCA in anyway.

MCA's window dressing

Chua Soi Lek went further by telling the delegates of the 'New Deal' which to me was nothing new as it has been bantered around year in, year out at every assembly with nothing to show once everybody had gone home. Maybe it is one way for CSL to show that there was still relevance for MCA to be around.

If one was to look at the' items under 'Cost of Living', don't you think this is a plagiarized version from Lim Guan Eng in Penang and Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim in Selangor? Now you tell me whether UMNO would agree to the points raised. So, as we can see, it is just another 'syiok sendiri' announcement which ultimately will end up a 'zilch'.

However, here is one interesting posting by a person named 'Yue' who perhaps explained it best the current mood of the Chinese community insofar as MCA is concerned. Basically, it is telling MCA, if you see a lake or a kite, you will know what to do.

As a Chinese Malaysian, there is no Rocket or Keadlian contesting in my constituency, only a direct clash between UMNO and PAS. Now, I'm officially announcing it here - in the next GE, I will vote for PAS!

Looking at the MCA leaders attacking Islamic hudud laws during their annual general assembly on the pretext that they are protecting Malaysian multi-culturalism, I wish to say, MCA, go to hell!

As a Chinese in Malaysia, now I wish to tell MCA, in the next general election, I will vote for PAS! I don't wan to entertain you anymore!

Don't tell me that by forming an Islamic country, hands and feet will be chopped off. Malaysia under your rule and Umno - even Teoh Beng Hock can fall from a building! Cops can shoot as they please! Not to mention the ones that died in custody! Before our hands and feet are chopped off by PAS, we might die abused by you - the authorities!

MCA, a pathetic party, tarnishing PAS in the papers everyday. Do you know, PAS allocates land to 'support' Chinese secondary schools in Kelantan. In Perak, the same thing happened when a PAS leader was the Menteri Besar. @#@ MCA, you've been the government for many years, but failed to institutionalize allocations for Chinese schools, and now you're telling us not to vote for PAS, crazy!

@#@, MCA you are a huge party but in your general assembly, the time was used to attack Islamic idealism, but at the same time you quietly bow to Umno's narrow racist mind, what kind of a pathetic party is this? A pathetic party that cannot be saved!

When Umno attacked, saying Chinese are "immigrants", telling us to go back to Tongsan, it was PAS who came forward to defend us!

When Umno prohibits non-Muslims from using the word Allah, it was PAS who came forward to defend non-Muslims' rights!

When Umno prohibits non-Muslims from entering mosques and suraus, it was PAS who came forward to oppose Umno!

When the pro-Umno Perkasa attacked Pakatan Rakyat for betraying the Malays, it was PAS who came forward to stop them!

@#@, what are you doing, MCA? Only capable of saying Umno should not be like this, like that. If you are really great, why is is that the Chinese are still second class citizens? If you really do have a backbone, then get out of Barisan Nasional, stupid!

My anger is raging.For so long you've taken money, one PKFZ project you took RM12.5 billion, one Facebook you took RM1.8 million, and the other ones? You took the people's money!

PAS? Have you heard of PAS taking bribes? PAS is known for its honesty, 20 years of ruling Kelantan, not one corruption case, the Menteri Besar is still living in a 'kampung' house, eats nasi lemak! You guys simply say if you win you'll eat lobster, and you still want us to vote for you?"

MCA, get lost! When the Prime Minister announced he will abolish ISA because of pressure from the people, like a dog, you immediately agreed! @#@, for so long you've been supporting that draconian act, and now you've changed in a blink of an eye? You think the people are stupid?

For so long, PAS led the people to fight, either in the anti-ISA rally, Bersih 1.0 or Bersih 2.0, PAS is always in the front-line to fight against tyranny - facing tear gas, and water canons!

On 9 July, Umno attacked us for rallying on the streets. At a critical moment, Unit Amal PAS made way, and said "Let the Chinese out first, we protect them!" @#@, where were you MCA? Where did you hide at the time? Now you're telling us not to vote for PAS, to hell with you!

@#@, for so long you've been ruling us, that porn video president is still on the stage urging the government to do this and that. Have you ever thought of yourselves as the government? If you yourselves can't do it, then switch! Stupid!

The best thing is, Liow Tiong Lai, challenged DAP to get out of Pakatan Rakyat. When Islamic law was passed in Kelantan and Terengganu, Umno state assemblymen supported by raising both of their hands. Not one vote was given by DAP. Why don't you lead MCA to get out of Barisan Nasional?

PAS wants to implement hudud Laws, this is the party's ultimate goal. It is like the Progressive Democratic Party in Taiwan who fought for independence, which surely won't happen, because it is not allowed in the political reality.

Furthermore, PAS is cooperating with the other two party components in Pakatan Rakyat, who will surely govern based on the Orange Book - not just the ultimate goal of PAS or DAP. Maybe some will ask, what about Kelantan?

I would like to ask them, even if it is implemented in Kelantan, what's the fuss? If you're not a Muslim, what has it got anything to do with you? Furthermore, you should wait until PAS wins two-thirds majority to amend the constitution. For now, the government has yet to be even changed. Now with the amount of phantom voters, it would difficult for Pakatan Rakyat to win one third of the seats!

Still a lot of Chinese are saying, we'll die if the Pakatan Rakyat gets two-thirds majority. I say @#@, my foot, if Pakatan Rakyat wins two-third, DAP will surely have 50 seats. If DAP would not vote for it, there would be no amendments.

And then, more Chinese are asking, what if DAP become cowards and support the implementation of hudud laws? If you don't like it, then switch back to Barisan Nasional! Is it that there can't be no more elections after the change of government in the next GE? Aren't elections about giving us the opportunity to change the government if we don't agree with its policies?

Some Chinese are just stupid, I'm saying it openly here. If in the next election, we support a government that have been corrupt for so long, just because we are afraid of hudud laws that are not even there, then the Chinese are a real disgrace. The fate of the Chinese community will be destroyed by their own hands!

Wake up, and don't be fooled by MCA! Only when we vote for Rocket, Keadilan and Moon and unite to change this pathetic government can we fix the conditions of the Chinese community in the country.

If you love your race, if you love your people, if you love your country, share this writing with all your friends. In the next election, we sing together the song "Moon is the shape of my heart" (a famous Chinese song)!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Najib and Rosmah, "Catch us if you can"

As expected, Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife Rosmah Mansor got off the hook in the Sodomy II trial against Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim. The Malaysian High Court set aside the subpoena filed by Anwar to make them take the witness stand.

According to Anwar and testimony from complainant Saiful Bukhari Azlan, the first couple had met with Saiful before he lodged the police report that led to the current trial. Legal experts have said that itself made them material witnesses.

But the trial judge Mohd Zabidin Mohd Diah believed otherwise. He agreed with Najib and Rosmah in that they were not relevant. "Hence, I allow the applications and order the trial to continue," said Zabidin.

Anwar, who was in court, lambasted the ruling. He has accused both husband and wife of conspiring with Saiful to derail his political comeback.

"We have evidence to support that the duo was. Our position is that this was planned. Najib should come and deny it. The prosecution offered Najib and Rosmah as witnesses. If they are not relevant, why were they offered?" Anwar told reporters.

[Source: MC]

With that, it appears very much that the couple is taunting the public with the "So what, go ahead" dare. If Mahathir could turn up as a witness at the Lingam tape RCI hearing with his "I can't remember" lines, why not Najib? By not coming forward as a witness despite being subpoenaed, the perception now in the public's mind is that they have something to hide, and could be guilty of a crime. First, they refused to be interviewed as potential defence witnesses in August and now this. It surely does not augur well for a leader of a nation by not setting a good example to its rakyat. It looks as though both of them are daring the rakyat with, "Catch us if you can."

A quote from the late Steve Jobs

‎"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true."

[Commencement speech at Stanford, 2005]

The passing of the Apple icon

Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died, Apple said. Jobs was 56.

Apple did not reveal where Jobs died or from what cause -- though in recent years he had fought pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," read a statement by Apple's board of directors. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

The homepage of Apple's website this evening switched to a full-page image of Jobs with the text, "Steve Jobs 1955-2011."

Clicking on the image revealed the additional text: "Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

Jobs co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 and, with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak, marketed what was considered the world's first personal computer, the Apple II.

Shortly after learning of Jobs' death, Wozniak told ABC News, "I'm shocked and disturbed."

Industry watchers called him a master innovator -- perhaps on a par with Thomas Edison -- changing the worlds of computing, recorded music and communications.

Jobs rivals in the development of personal computers, Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, immediately reacted to his death and highlighted his importance to their industry.

Allen called him "a unique tech pioneer and auteur who knew how to make amazingly great products."

Gates also extended his condolences, and added via a written statement, "Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

"The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come," he added. "For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely."

Jobs continued to innovate in recent years even as he battled severe health problems that prompted leaves of absence from Apple.

In 2004, he beat back an unusual form of pancreatic cancer, and in 2009 he was forced to get a liver transplant. After several years of failing health, Jobs announced on Aug. 24, 2011 that he was stepping down as Apple's chief executive.

"I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know," Jobs wrote in his letter of resignation. "Unfortunately, that day has come."

[Source: Yahoo]

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First, we are. Then, we are not. Now, we are.

Yes, first we were told that we were colonised by the British. Then some bright sparks in the likes of Mahathir and the Council of Professors insisted we are not. Now the DPM says we are. Try to imagine this. We have students who are now sitting for their 'Sejarah' paper. One of the answers given by them is that our country was colonised by the British. What happens if the examiner who is marking the paper believes that the country was NOT colonised by the British. In all likelihood, the examiner would fail the student for giving the 'wrong' answer. As a result of such confusion, students have better hope that whatever answer they give, the answer has better be in line with the thinking of the examiner, and not whether it is the right or wrong answer. Can we blame our students for completing their education half-baked? The whole episode sounds like 'He loves me, he loves me not. He loves me, he loves me not. .......'

Amidst polemics on whether or not the country was colonised by the British, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin told the Dewan Rakyat today that he believes that Malaysia was indeed a British colony.

muhyiddin yassin and education ppsmi"Have we been colonised? Yes! We have been celebrating our independence every year. It can't be for nothing," he said, replying a supplementary question from Azmin Ali (PKR- Gombak) during the Question session.

Muhyiddin said that, while some argue that the Malay sultans only received 'advice' from the British, he is of the opinion that they were under the de facto, if not direct control, of the British Crown.

"They received advice from the British residents, but the advice must be accepted. They (the sultans) are not free (to rule)," he argued.

azmin ali and pkr keadilan 210307Azmin (left) also asked Muhyiddin, the education minister, if there are any plans to include the "philosophy of history" as a subject in schools, as opposed to just merely educating students on historical facts.

Muhyiddin replied that historical facts are by and large consistent, but that the interpretation of the facts - or the philosophy and understanding of history - could differ, leading to misunderstanding.

As such, the interpretation of history should be done by experts and not by laymen and politicians, he said,

Muhyiddin said a committee is in place to ensure that the subject encompasses facts and the right interpretation to enrich students’ understanding of history.

He earlier replied Shamsul Anwar Nasarah (BN-Lenggong) about government initiatives to study and review historical facts in the national education system, saying that a committee is reviewing the history syllabus.

To improve students’ grasp of history, the subject will be introduced earlier in the school system, from Year 4. This will be implemented in stages, he added.

Not 'colonised', just 'protected'

The debate on whether or not Malaysia had been colonised by the British came to a head after the National Professors Council chief Zainal Kling claimed that Malaysia had only been a “protectorate” of the British.

He based this on the fact that no document since the Pangkor Treaty 1874 states that Malaya would be colonised.

“Being a protectorate is not the same as being colonised... Only three states were colonised - Singapore, Malacca and Penang... Stop saying (Malaya) was colonised for 400 years. That is a big mistake,” he had said.

Zainal said Malaya was only colonised for two years as the Malayan Union, from early 1946 to the end of 1947, as well as while under Japanese Occupation.

[Source: Mkini]

Rais, tell the truth and shame the devil

Rais Yatim should not lie like Utusan over the use of Bahasa, chides Guan Eng

Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim has made a dangerous statement with his false claim that at an official function he attended in the Penang, only Mandarin and English were spoken. Rais should not lie like Utusan Malaysia but prove which Penang state government official function he attended sidelined Bahasa Malaysia

I suspect that the official function that Rais is referring to is a function in Han Chiang College in Penang where he was the guest of honour representing Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on 29 September 2011. I would like to remind Rais that Han Chiang College is a privately run college and the function was organised by Han Chiang and NOT by the state government.

Rais’ claims that he was the only one talking in the national language and a little bit of English, is untrue. I had also spoken in Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin. Why did Rais not mention that I also spoke in Bahasa Malaysia? If Rais was unhappy with the manner Han Chiang organised the event, why then did he not convey his unhappiness with Han Chiang? Why did he not demand an explanation from Han Chiang?

Apologise if you cannot show proof

Instead Rais has chosen to unfairly blame the state government for a function that is organised by a private college. Making false allegations against the Penang state government is clearly intended to play the racist sentiment that Penang does not appreciate Bahasa Malaysia and not good for national unity. Rais had even urged the Malays in Penang to question this event.

If Rais can prove which Penang state government official function attended by him did not use Bahasa Malaysia, the Penang state government will act to correct this mistake. However if he fails to show proof, then he should withdraw his remarks and apologise. Otherwise he would be exposed as a man without honour and even a racist for trying to use this lie to work up the sentiments of the Malays.

The Penang state government wishes to express dismay at the systematic and serial attempts to undermine the Penang state government with lies and racist sentiments. Even though this is to be expected in the general elections season, raising the racial temperature is not only desperate but a highly irresponsible and reckless act that threatens the harmony and stability of our society.

Media attack

Even if BN wants to win the general elections, this victory should be with honour based on truth and not lies.

I am surprised at the ferocity of BN’s latest attacks against the Penang state government and me personally. I will not reply to Rais personal attacks against me. Rais attack follows the ludicrous report in the New Straits Times(NST) and Utusan Malaysia on 2.10.2011 that I may have disclosed national secrets to Singaporeans at a dinner and even questioned my loyalty to my country.

I can not understand why my loyalty to Malaysia is questioned by the NST news report when I do not possess any Australian PR even though I graduated from Monash University. Shouldn’t it be BN leaders who have Australian PR who should have their loyalty questioned in the NST news report?

Datuk Seri Rais, the ball is in your court, what say you?

- Lim Guan Eng is the DAP secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Humour



A few days ago I was having some work done at my local garage.

A blonde came in and asked for a "seven-hundred-ten".

We all looked at each other and another customer asked,

'What is a seven-hundred- ten?'

She replied, 'You know, the little piece in the middle of the engine,

I have lost it and need a new one.'

She replied that she did not know exactly what it was

but this piece had always been there.

The mechanic gave her a piece of paper and a pen

and asked her to draw what the piece looked like.

She drew a circle and in the middle of it wrote 710.

He then took her over to a car just like hers

which had its hood up and asked 'is there a 710 on this car?'.

She pointed and said,

'Of course, its right there.' the mechanic fainted

If you're not sure what a 710 is ....


I e-meow U, U e-meow me

Many of our young generation of Malaysians are going to speak and write like this soon.

The Malaysian Ministry of Education (KPM) are reverting to teaching Science and Mathematics in Bahasa Malaysia,

Dear Ah Lian

Thanks you for your letters. Wrong time no see you. How anything? For me, I am quiet find.

You say in your letter your taukeh soh want you to chain your face look? Somemore you must wear high hill kick kok shoe, hope you can wok properly wit out felling over.

You know, Ah Kau Kia working start in a soft where company now. Last week, he take I, Muthu & few of his junk friend to May Nonut to eat barger. After that he take we all go to kalah ok.

Muthu sing and sing no stop until the sky bright. We so drown we no go toilet but pee pees on the floor.

Next week, my father mother going to sellerbread 20 years Annie wear sari. My father mother going to give a fist to all the kampong people. So you must come with your hole family. My brother eye deer also to in white the kampong head.

I only hope one day we no need write you and send litters to you and to me. Better I e-meow you, you e-meow me.

I will ketchup you soon. And when you got time, please few free call up to me. Good bye.....

Worm regret,
Ah Beng



Bill and his wife Blanche went to the state fair every year,

And every year Bill would say, " Blanche, I'd like to ride in that helicopter "

Blanche always replied, " I know, Bill, but that helicopter ride is fifty bucks,
and fifty bucks is fifty bucks! "

One year Bill and Blanche went to the fair, and Bill said,
" Blanche, I'm 75 years old. If I don't ride that helicopter,
I might never get another chance "

To this, Blanche replied, " Bill that helicopter ride is fifty bucks,
and fifty bucks is fifty bucks"

The pilot overheard the couple and said, " Folks I'll make you
a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride. If you
can stay quiet for the entire ride and don't say a word I won't charge you a
penny! But if you say one word it's fifty dollars. "

Bill and Blanche agreed and up they went.

The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard.
He did his daredevil tricks, but still not a word...

When they landed, the pilot turned to Bill and said,
" By golly , I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you
didn't. I'm impressed! "

Bill replied, "Well, to tell you the truth I almost said something
when Blanche fell out, but you know, Fifty bucks is fifty bucks! "*