Thursday, December 25, 2014

Yuletide Greetings ....


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

For once, the IGP made my day and a very Merry Christmas to him too.


PERUTUSAN KETUA POLIS NEGARA SEMPENA PERAYAAN HARI KRISMAS 2014

Salam sejahtera dan Salam 1Malaysia.

Bersempena dengan perayaan Hari Krismas 2014, saya dan keluarga serta pucuk pimpinan PDRM, ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengucapkan Selamat Hari Krismas kepada seluruh warga PDRM dan masyarakat Malaysia yang beragama Kristian....

Sememangnya masyarakat Malaysia terkenal dengan perayaan yang rencam yang menjadikan negara ini amat unik dari sudut budaya dan anutan agama rakyatnya.

Semangat 1Malaysia telah berjaya mewujudkan suasana harmonis di mana kita dapat menerima dan saling hormat menghormati perbezaan agama di kalangan kita serta merayakan pelbagai sambutan hari perayaan bersama-sama.

Saya berharap perayaan Krismas tahun ini akan mengeratkan lagi kemesraan serta perpaduan di kalangan kita, khususnya antara warga PDRM dengan masyarakat.

Dengan tradisi rumah terbuka yang sememangnya unik di negara ini, saya yakin Polis dan masyarakat dapat terus bersama dalam mewujudkan sebuah negara Malaysia yang aman, harmoni, sejahtera dan makmur.

Saya juga ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengingatkan bahawa dalam kita bergembira menyambut perayaan, janganlah kita lupa untuk menjaga keselamatan diri, keluarga dan harta benda. Berhati-hatilah ketika di dalam perjalanan dan pastikan rumah kita ditinggalkan dalam keadaan selamat dan terkawal sepanjang kita bercuti.

Akhir kata, saya sekali lagi berharap sambutan Krismas tahun ini dirai dengan penuh kegembiraan dan semangat perpaduan 1Malaysia.

Selamat Menyambut Hari Krismas.

(TAN SRI DATO’ SRI KHALID BIN ABU BAKAR) IG
Ketua Polis Negara
Polis Diraja Malaysia

[Notice the words being used.  Normally, Muslims would use the words 'Hari Natal', but this time its 'Hari Krismas'.  This is certainly a slap on ISMA's face].

Thank you, Abdul Rahman Dahlan, and a very Merry Christmas to you too.


Friday, December 12, 2014

A 'white' PM? Who are you kidding, Mahathir?

When I read Mahathir's remark that we might as well have a white prime minister in view of the fact we will be having a 'white' CEO to manage MAS, is nothing short of sarcasm at its worst.

You people can't do a job and now you have turned sour grapes just because a kwai loh has been appointed to run the national airline. To say that we should even opt to have a 'white' pm is stretching his sarcasm a little too far. He forgot that to be a pm of this country you need to be a citizen first and then stand for election to be elected. Furthermore, the pm'ship is only reserved for brown skins like himself and not white skins, or even yellow skins like me. 

Taking a look at a couple of corporate cases, Nissan Motor Co Ltd has Mr Carlos Ghosan, a Brazilian, as its CEO since June 2001. I don't hear the Japanese get all hot under the collar to pass a remark like 'let's have a 'white' PM next.' Another example, Nokia has Mr Rajeev Suri, a Indian Singaporean, as its CEO since 2009. You don't hear the Scandinavians griping, 'let's have an Indian PM next'. 

Admit it, you people can't do the job so, let's move on.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Malaysian soccer violence at its worse

If ever the police were to catch the following persons, they can give them an all expense paid trip for the next round of the AFF Suzuki Cup tie at My Dinh Stadium on December 11. I sure would like to see the Vietnamese clobber the daylights out of them.


It is certainly sad to see such things happening to a Muslim

There are so many Islamic NGOs including religious bodies like JAKIM, MAIS and JAIS. Why couldn't one body just extend a helping hand instead of ridiculing a fellow Muslim just because she was facing a life's dilemma. Now it took a Buddhist association to reach out to help the poor soul to start a new life.



Sunday, November 30, 2014

WHAT THOSE UMNO BARU FELLAS SHOULD BE DOING AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY INSTEAD OF FINDING FAULTS WITH THE CHINESE.

So, the UMNO Baru General Assembly has ended.  Everyone is now asking, what have the members achieved during that four days.
 
IMHO, what UMNO Baru should have done was to set up an agenda to look into improving the lots of the Malays instead of turning it into a Chinese bashing session (which came as no surprise to everybody, anyway).  The agenda could have been ....
 
1. Progress report on what has been done or not done, for the Malay community since the last GA.
2. Paper presentation on how to further improve the lot of the Malays without taking it out on the other communities, especially the Chinese.
3. Form panel workshops to discuss such items.
4. Present the findings and recommendations
after having deliberated on the topics over a 2-day work shop sessions.
5. Pass resolutions in adopting some of the ideas mooted.
6. If it involves parliamentary consent, someone to table it in the Dewan for approval.
7. Form a monitoring committee to ensure the successful implementation of the plans resolved.
8. Award those divisions that come out with the best idea that will help to improve the lot of the Malays.

As far as I can see todate, nothing concrete is being discussed, instead unproductive time was used in bashing the Chinese from the word 'Go' which to many, has gradually become a bore. No wonder MCA, Gerakan and SUPP are keeping silent over the many issues raised that I thought would have concerned them deeply. Apparently, not.
 
And yet, in the same breath, UMNO Baru are complaining about how the Malays are falling behind the others when they themselves were not doing anything positive for their community at a gathering such as this.

Why the need for all that gory stuff?

So, the message for the last four days from UMNO Baru to the non-Malays was clear, "Watch out. If you continue to reject us, we will do what is necessary." Gosh, that has put us in a fix, a HOBSON'S CHOICE you might say. Vote them in, we get crap from them. Don't vote them in, we also get crap, unless the non-Malays (including our brethren from Sabah and Sarawak) unite together to vote them out once and for all. 

By screening clips on May 13 and the beheadings by ISIS, it just goes to show how violent and blood thirsty these people can be, and the implications are quite clear. If they are not, then was it necessary to screen these gory stuff. Take heed Malaysians.

Read more here.

You called this a party of consensus?

So Najib has now made it known that the ISA would not be scrapped, with ....

1. Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) ....NOT CONSULTED
2. Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) .... NOT CONSULTED
3. Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) .... NOT CONSULTED

4. Sarawak United Peoples Party (SUPP) .....NOT CONSULTED
5. Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia ..... NOT CONSULTED
6. Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) ..... NOT CONSULTED.
7. Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) ..... NOT CONSULTED
8. Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) ..... NOT CONSULTED
9. United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) .... NOT CONSULTED
10. Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) .... NOT CONSULTED
11. Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) ... NOT CONSULTED.
12. Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) ... NOT CONSULTED.

 
And still, these twelve parties think they are getting a good deal when UMNO Baru is riding roughshod over them. Don't they even feel a bit insulted when UMNO Baru made arbitrary decisions such as this without getting them involved? So, this is what they called a party of consensus?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

As the UMNO Baru general assembly draws near .....

Let me just show you the headlines in The Malaysian Insider recent report. I am not sure if I am paranoid. But I think extremists and racists seem to be running wild in this country of Malaysia.
I find it hard to believe that the government is not even reining in the trouble-makers.  So, what does that tell you?  The answer is quite obvious, isn't it?

Look at how they screamed ....
  • "Recognise Bumiputeras as ‘core group’ for national unity, say Malay groups"
  • "Malays will be like Red Indians if PAS and Umno don’t cooperate, warns ex-chief justice"
  • "Abolish Chinese schools, silence ‘radical’ Dong Zong, Malay groups tell Putrajaya"
  • "Malay groups want PTPTN loan exemption for Bumis only"
  • "Malays in KL face huge challenges, says Ku Nan – Bernama"

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Meet the new president of the Republic of Indonesia

This is Joko Widodo before he became president of the great republic of Indonesia. Respect!


We have been lied to .... AGAIN !!!

Let's put it this way, WE HAVE BEEN HAVE HAD!!!!! Really kena kau kau this time with another round of increase on December 1.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Now, what shall we do with this fella?

Shall we make a police report, bring him to court, charge him for inciting hatred among the various races, sentence him to a jail term for an indefinite period, lock him up and then throw away the key? And to think we are sending our kids to the national type schools to be educated this way.  


Thursday, November 6, 2014

A fine example of leadership between Hamas and Israel

Hamas decided to send a gift to the President of Israel . They sent him an elaborate box with a note . The President opened the box and saw that the content was faeces ( shit). He opened the note which said, “This is for you and your people!" The President of Israel thought nothing of it and decided to reciprocate by sending his gift to Hamas with a personal note.
The leader of Hamas were very surprised to receive the parcel and opened it very carefully, suspecting that it might contain a bomb. He discovered that it contained a small “chip” that was rechargeable by solar energy with 1800 Terabyte memory and a 3D hologram display capable of functioning in any type of cellular phone or Tablet or laptop. In other words the most advanced technological invention and development made in Israel. The Hamas leader was surprised by this wonderful gift, until he read the note which said; “ Each leader gives the best his people can produce “




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

'Cina Babi', 'Balik tiong hua' ... hmmmm

Lately, I have been thinking about a couple of issues which I see as rather comical and hopefully you will see it that way too. This is all thanks to the politics of UMNO Baru.


Those Malays who belong to the pro-UMNO Baru groups always tend to demonise the Chinese as 'Cina Babi', with the deliberate aim of 'hurting' the feelings of the Chinese. They expect the Chinese to get all riled up and frustrated at not being able to do anything at all. Well, the Chinese don't need to.


If they think that the Chinese would get upset, etc, they are so wrong. In fact, the Chinese find it comical as such remark is a no-brainer at all. Simply put, anything that is related to pig i.e. bacon, ham, pork, er ... bak kut teh, are the delicacies of the community and so to the other non-Muslims around the world. Even some Muslims in other countries consume pork or show no abhorrence to pig.


So what makes them think that by calling the Chinese as such would upset the community is beyond me. However, it would be more downright insulting to the Malays if we were to label them as 'Malay babi' which we don't.


Next, every time they get into a racial frenzy, they always ask the Chinese to 'balik Tiong Hua'. Where in the world is 'tiong hua' anyway in the modern day context? 'Tiong hua', as I know it, is an archaic word for overseas Chinese or better known as 'huaren'. If it is referred to as a country, taken in the proper context, then China should be called "Zhongguo" or "The Middle Kingdom" and the people are known as "Zhongguo Ren". So, whenever we are told to 'balik tiong hua', these will appear above our heads, "????????". Anyway, we are Malaysians and we are not returning to 'tiong hua' (wherever it is) any time sooner.


So, please to all those in the pro-UMNO Baru groups, save your breath and stop making yourselves clowns in the eyes of the world. You may like to try something new, I hope? You might like to try some brain-storming first, if you know what I mean.

Oh my goodness, is this what they teach in schools these days?

With this kind of brain washing education system, no way am I sending my kids to national type schools.  UMNO Baru have itself to blame.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

That's a relief ...

I woke up this morning and to my great relief after reading from the online news, hey what do you know, the government is still intact. They have not been toppled, and neither was there any mayhem leading to riots and deaths at MU last night. From what I gathered, it could have been another pop concert, and after it was all over, the fans went home elated and throats sored from all that screaming.


The only thing I found childish is the switching off the lights by the authorities. If a man is fighting for his life, just provide him the dignity to say his piece without resorting to any unnecessary moves to embarrass him. Where is our sense of maturity, and that, coming from an institute of higher learning too.


There are many who agree as well as those who disagree with DSAI's move to speak at the campus, but whatever our opinion is of him, let the man have his 'last meal' until the court says otherwise.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Meet the new faces of the Iraqi soldiers.

Knowing how superstitious the ISIS militants are, the new look will probably send them running for cover.  Perhaps this is a new form of psychological warfare?  No wonder ISIS is now on full retreat in Iraq.







Friday, October 24, 2014

CHINA : Oh no, not again.


Worms in the head?

Going by the logic of Nik Aziz, then I believe our men in blue [PDRM] heads must also be filled with worms. God help us! Instead of insisting that Nurul should apologise for supporting the 'Touch a dog' campaign, PAS should now apologise for insulting our PDRM. What has the IGP got to say about it?

But of course, some one will come out with some excuses that :

1. Because it is in the line of police work, it is therefore okay; or
2. Only non-Muslims in the PDRM handle dogs.

Whatever ....

So, can we have some consistencies here?




Thursday, October 23, 2014

Would Ibrahim Ali, Abdullah Zaik or Tee Chuan Seng lay down his life for this country?


In view of the prevailing brouhaha about the non-Malays being called 'pendatang', this has prompted me to post this article.

I had a very dear friend. His name was Hardev Singh, and he was my classmate and scoutmate from 1958 to 1965. He even represented our school, the Cochrane Road Secondary School in hockey, pole vaulting and school debates.

Upon completing his Form Five, he took up a teaching job for a brief period before finally decided to join the army, attached to the Rangers. He rose to the rank of Captain and was always in the front line, having seen actions in Sarawak, Sabah and the Peninsular.

As fate would have it, he was killed in early 1975 while leading a convoy of soldiers to handle the insurgency of the CTs across the Thai border, and this was one week before his first wedding anniversary.

So to the likes of Abdullah Zaik, Ibrahim Ali, Tee Chuan Seng, Zulkifli Nordin and all the right wingers in UMNO Baru, this is one 'pendatang' who fought and died for you, and don't you ever forget it.



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Indians have arrived.

 
If you are doing MBA in business management here is something that you won't find  in text books.  But you could  write a best seller.  This itself could be one.  'LESSONS ON INDIAN INGENUITY. AND, GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS  WITH PRAYERS. 
 
 
 
A great case study for all management students!!
 
ONE CAN’T BEAT THE INDIAN INGENUITY – AT BEATING A SYSTEM
 
The world started taking notice of the ‘Indian Ingenuity’ about the time when software professionals were needed to help businesses with the Y2K issue. After that, our IT engineers started spreading their wings all over. Everyone has now accepted that India had arrived on the brain map of the world. But we know that this was not the real beginning - our ingenuity has a long history.
I would like to share one incident with you, which took place on one of my flights to prove my point. It could become a case study for any good business management school/ college. You can decide about that after you read the story.
 
THE FLIGHT

This happened on one of my flights when I was flying the Airbus-310 in Air India to the Gulf. It was on Jeddah – Mumbai sector some time in 1987/88. This was way before 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Terrorism had not shown its ugly face on the flights yet.   The atmosphere on the flights used to be very cordial and friendly. I used to follow a  routine  on all my  flights which I continued with  till my retirement in 1998 . After reaching the designated altitude and settling down for some time, I would handover the controls to my co-pilot and take a walk around in the aircraft. I would go right up to the tail section of the aeroplane to meet the passengers on board and the crew as well. This habit of mine kept the cabin crew on their toes and the passengers were happy to see their pilot mixing around with them. The fear of terrorists, terrorism was unheard of. Those were the wonderful and blissful days of freedom on board the aircraft.

On this particular flight, when I reached the tail section I found a very strange group of people. They were really odd looking passengers. Some of them were maimed, some looked polio affected or with some deformity.  They all were dressed very poorly. They did not look like Gulf returnees. After flying in the Gulf for a long time, we could make out a Gulf returnee at first glance.  On seeing such a crowd  I asked our In-flight Supervisor if these people had asked for some sort of help on landing .The answer  was ’No’. A normal passenger in such a condition would certainly ask for a wheelchair.  All that looked very odd to me.  So after my round when I got back to the cockpit it kept bugging me about that odd group. I thought that I must investigate more about them.

So after some time I went back again to the tail section of the aircraft and asked the purser who was working in that section about the group .He told me that the group had two persons looking after all of them. I met those guys and started talking to them. I asked them where are they from. On seeing me in uniform they were very reluctant to talk to me. On persisting one of them said that they were from Eastern UP.  I told them that I had also stayed in that part of our country for some time when I was posted to Air force Station at Gorakhpur .They could not believe me as one of them was from Gorakhpur. After exchanging few notes they were convinced that I was telling the truth. Then the next thing I asked them was if they wanted to see the ‘Hawai Jahaj’, the airplane. Of course, they were keen. So I took both of them to the front and showed the cockpit from the door. On seeing all that they were just speechless. By now they were very much at home with me. Now when I asked them a few more questions, the whole story came tumbling out - and what a story that was!  What I heard was just mind boggling.
 
THE STORY

The group was of about 25/30 people. They were all Muslim beggars from Eastern UP. They were brought to Jeddah for ‘UMRAH’ pilgrimage before the start of the month of  ‘Ramadan’  by their ‘Bade Chacha’ who was sitting up front somewhere. Now they all were going back after ‘Ramadan’ and after the Id celebrations, There is NO problem about getting their passports and other permissions as there is no quota for ‘Umrah’ pilgrimage. They all stayed in a cheap ‘Musafirkhana’ in Jeddah. Their ONLY job during their stay at Jeddah was that during ‘Ramadan’ every evening they had to go and BEG in front different mosques in the city. At the end of the day all the money that was collected by them would be handed over to the ‘Bade Chacha’. Nothing more was required from them. After they reached their homes in India, they all would be given Rs.10,000 / (Ten thousand) cash. That sort of money they would never see again in their life. When they told me how all that was done, I had to salute the INGENUITY of their ‘Bade Chacha’.
 
MODUS OPERANDI

This is how the things worked.  The BOSS (Bade Chacha) used to collect 25 to 30 Muslim beggars in UP well before the beginning of ‘Ramadan’- month of fasting.  He would have no difficulty in getting passports/Visa for them from the Lucknow Passport Office. Any Muslim could apply for ‘Umrah’ pilgrimage at any time as there are no restrictions on their travel. He would then approach Air India through his travel agent for a group booking asking for the cheapest rates which he could get. After reaching Jeddah he would accommodate them in the cheapest ‘Musafirkhana’. As there is no big rush like the HAJ time, he would have no problem on that. He would spend very little on that account. Food for all these people would come from different mosques, where food is distributed to any one before the sunrise and after the sunset. Expenses on food during the day are nil as all of them are supposed to be fasting. So for the whole month of Ramadan feeding this big group was NO big problem.

Now during Ramadan, before breaking their daily fast the local Arabs would like to dole out alms (big amounts) to the needy and poor. So all these people would BEG in front different mosques and the money collected would be given to the Boss. After Ramadan there would be Id celebrations where these people would earn even more. So after a nice stay of more than a month in Jeddah they would head back home. A very smart operation performed by any standard.

After a long chat I told them to get back to their seats with a promise that they will introduce me to their ‘Bade Chacha’ after landing.
 
AFTER LANDING

After reaching Mumbai when we, the cockpit crew, reached the customs hall, I found my friends with their Bade Chacha waiting for their checked in baggage. So I went and met the boss. He looked like a very nice and docile man. When I asked him about his activities, he told me that he was doing all this for these poor people. They would never get a chance to do the HAJ pilgrimage so as good hearted man he was doing all this. I told him that I very much appreciated his good deed and we parted.
While going back home I started thinking about the whole flight and my encounter with this group of people.  I found that this to be a fantastic case of WIN - WIN - WIN situation. Going over in my mind I realised that every single person is happy in this story.

The Arab who doled out alms to the needy before breaking his fast during Ramadan was very happy for doing some good deed for that day.

The Muslim Beggar, who could never have imagined a plane ride and the religious pilgrimage, was able to do so. Then for more than a month he had a food feast! Free of charge. On finishing the whole trip he would be given ten thousand rupees cash in hand. He would be the happiest man on the earth.
Now about the ‘Bade Chacha’. When we all thought and calculated about the whole operation we realised that this man even after taking care of all the expenses for the group must have earned a cool amount of ten to twelve lakh of rupees per trip. One can imagine the value of that in 1987. So he too would a very happy man.

The events on this whole flight got me thinking .Every single person involved in this story was happy and satisfied. But there was a tinge of exploitation somewhere at some stage. I could not pin point it where! So I wrote an article on the episode which published in one of the Marathi news papers. I thought I had covered all the angles of the story. BUT that was not the case!
 
TAIL PIECE

After about a month when I was going on a flight, one of the Immigration officers came to me and asked me my name and then introduced himself.  He had read my article in the newspaper and he wanted to talk about that. The information he came out with was even more baffling and much more interesting.  Since he was working at the airport, his info was very authentic.

This was the time when Indian economy had not opened up to the world markets as yet. Gadgets like Washing machines, VCR’s, TV’s were very much in demand. So the travel agent who had booked this group would import such gadgets on their names as ‘UNACCOMPANIED’ baggage later on. Those poor people would not know anything about this at all. The custom rule was that passengers can get such stuff into the country within three months of their arrival date. So very thing was proper and legal. There was a ready market available for such items which would be sold with very big premiums. So now the travel agent and few officers shared the loot. This was the fourth or fifth angle to my story. MIND BOGGLING.

I hope now you will agree with me that this qualifies as a case study for any Business Management school/college. This was a Win-Win-Win-Win situation, everyone is happy in the end.

One thing is for sure, you can’t beat the INDIAN INGENUITY at beating a system.    

HERE'S WISHING ALL MY HINDU FRIENDS A HAPPY DEEPAVALI AND A DAY OF JOY.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Something from the past

It is always around this time of the year that my Christmas preparations get underway, and it begins with the spring cleaning of my office as I operate from the home.  While going through some of the items in the boxes, I was so delighted to have found my senior scout epaulette, an old photo of me and my troop mates and a lapel which I used to wear in 1965 during my attachment with the 36th KL of the Cochrane Road Secondary School.  Forty nine years later, what a sight to behold, and to think they have been lost due to my moving my domicile six times since that year.






Just two human beings coming together

Forget about one having a sordid past and the other, a well known young politician.  Just two human beings coming together to know each other.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bumi Melayu? Never heard of it.



Bumi melayu?  Quite honestly I didn't know that this planet earth belongs to them.  What a laugh. Christopher Columbus founded the new world, but had never claimed that the Americas belonged to Spain.  The Americans were the first to land on the moon and yet the Americans did not claim the moon belongs to them.  I wonder what great discoveries have these Malays (in the pictures above) made to warrant the claim that earth belongs to them.  They are so delusional.

Friday, October 3, 2014

How much more can we tighten our belt?

Many of my friends I have spoken to, that in view of the price hike in petrol and diesel, we must adapt, change our lifestyle, be austere, cut the clothe according to our size, blah, blah, blah. Now what if a person has only one car to get by. Does he need to dump that old jalopy and opt for a bicycle? Forget about Starbucks, McDonalds or KFC, what if the person had been eating at the mamak stall (and I don't even mean a shop), does he need to cut back to eating plain biscuits and water? A person would have already cut back to eating two meals a day. Does he need to cut down to one? If a man is already married with four wives, does he need to divorce three to reduce it to one? What about those who could only afford a single storey terrace house. Does it mean, he would have to sell off the property to buy an attap house?

I feel this is the beginning of a long nightmare for many of us with those severely affected will be the low income earners, pensioners and senior citizens. What's the big deal about BR1M when they give it to you with one hand and rob you with the other?

We have already adapted from the many price hikes in the past. How much more can one adapt when we have nothing more to adapt to?
Best of luck, everyone.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DAP on the right track and UMNO Baru is sore

WHILE PAS AND PKR ARE STILL STRUGGLING WITH THEIR INTERNAL PROBLEMS, DAP APPEARS TO BE ON THE RIGHT TRACK ENGAGING THE MUSLIM YOUTHS. NOW, EAT YOUR HEART OUT NAJIB, MUHYIDDIN, IBRAHIM ALI, ABDULLAH ZAIK, ZULKIFLI NORDIN, TEE CHUAN SENG AND HASAN ALI.

The devout Muslim is covered in a veil, which only exposes her eyes. She penned a novel, titled Pelacur Kelas Pertama (First Class Prostitute), which raised eyebrows due to its erotic elements.

Among others, the book, purportedly based on a true life incident, is about marital sex abuse.
And now, the 22-year-old Universiti Selangor graduate is bound to raise the controversy bar a notch higher with her decision to join DAP.

In an interview with Malaysiakini today, Jamila Rahim, who writes under the pseudonym Melati Rahim, reveals her reasons for joining a party, whose detractors never tire of branding it as a threat to the position of Malays and Islam.

“If you look at the DAP constitution, it places humanism and human rights as its main thrusts.

“In Islam, humanism is one of the core factors. So DAP is closer to the concept of justice as prescribed by Islam. And Islam is my main principle in life,” she said.

Melati stressed that the humanism agenda pushed forth by DAP was crucial in dealing with people of various races and faiths.





Friday, September 26, 2014

Female Pilot Leads Airstrikes Against ISIS

FOX News can confirm that the first female pilot for the UAE served as the team leader in the U.S. led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.

Major Mariam Al Mansouri is the first woman to join the Emirati Air Force—a dream she has held since she was a teenager.  She graduated from the academy in 2008 and now serves as a squadron commander, piloting F-16 fighter jets.

Al Mansouri, 35, is the first woman from an Arab nation to fly a mission-- dropping bombs on Sunni terrorists.

The United States and five Arab allies, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, launched a series of airstrikes against ISIS targets inside Syria.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Intern camps for the Muslims in the States?

I was just thinking, my two cents worth.  During the start of World War II, especially after the bombing of Pearl Harbour by the Japs, all Americans of Japanese descent were rounded up and sent to intern camps all over America, the largest one being in Wyoming.  The Americans could not be bothered whether these citizens were young, old, babies, the sick, women or children, they were rounded up and housed away in intern camps and it was noted that the number of people involved were between 110,000 to 120,000. Many Americans decry this act by President Franklin D Roosevelt as they could vouch that the Japanese were as loyal as any American could be since the majority were born and bred in the States. True enough, as the war dragged on, many youths from the camp volunteered to join the US Armed forces to fight the Japanese.

Fast forward to modern day.  Muslims have encroached into almost every aspect of the American way of life and many of them have blatantly and openly vow to destroy the very same country who provided them sanctuary.  If that is not bad, they made it clear that they would not follow the constitution of the United States but only that of the Quran.

Now which is worse, the Japanese Americans in the 40s or these Muslims in 2014.

The Americans should have started to build intern camps and have these people put away till the militant problem is solved.  Now that the US have launched a full air strike this morning, how sure are we that the radical cells in the States have not been activated to take revenge?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Will we be losing these friends from PAS?

With so much bad blood spilled in the last two months, it seems it is inevitable that PAS will have to make their exit from Pakatan, and perhaps good riddance to a person like Hadi Awang and many of the MCPs in the party.
However, I, for one, would hate to lose the friendship of some of the leaders who have done so much in fostering inter-communal and inter-religious ties among Malaysians. Some of them did not only mouth such virtues but personally gone onto the ground to make things happen.
I do not intend to list the names of the eight leaders but instead post a picture gallery of these gentlemen who deserve our thanks. I am sure you will be able to recognise them.










Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WORDS OF WISDOM ON MALAYSIAN POLITICS

1.     In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is the Malaysian Parliament.

2.     If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

3.     Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Parliament. But then I repeat myself.

4.     I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
handle. This is otherwise known as 1Malaysia Boleh

5.      A government which robs Ah Chong to pay Ahmad can always depend on the support of Ahmad.

6.      A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.

7.      Democracy in Malaysia must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

8.     Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

9.     Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

10.   Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.

11.   Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
    * If it moves, tax it.
    * If iit keeps moving, regulate it.
    * And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

12.      I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

13.      If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!

14.      In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other (after pocketing most of it).

15.       Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!

16.      No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while either the Malaysian Parliament or the Malaysian Court is in session.

17.     Talk is cheap...except when Parliament does it.

18.     The Malaysian government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

19.      The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of
misery.

20.      The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

21.      The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.

22.      There is no distinctly Malaysian criminal class...........save the Malaysian Parliament.

23.      What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.

24.    A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you  have.

25.    We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.


FIVE  BEST SENTENCES

1.    You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealth out of prosperity.

2.    What one person receives without working for ... another person must work for without receiving.

3.     The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4.    You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5.     When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going  to take care of them; and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for; that is the beginning of the end of any nation!

Can you think of a reason for not sharing this?

Neither could I .......

Do you remember this piece of news that made headlines for days?

It was December 1961, and the air was filled with excitement for the fans who flocked to the Stadium Merdeka to watch Cliff Richard and The Shadows in concert.
Quite frankly, that was not the only excitement created by the stars, but what followed a couple of days later.
Cliff made the headlines when he kissed a Malay actress at Paya Lebar airport, Singapore before leaving for England. Serah Abdullah, the actress from Cathay Keris, told the press that Cliff promised to bring her back to England. The kissing scene brought hue and rage from the Malay community in Singapore. Anyway, she waited and waited for so long, but Cliff didn't turn up again. [Ooooh, that's so sad]. Cliff even learned how to say 'I love you' in Malay.



Thursday, September 4, 2014

I rather have one of these than to have 1,000 illegal Filipino immigrants living in this country.

This is the type of people our country needs, not the thousands of good for nothing illegal immigrants who contribute nothing but social problem to the nation.



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

So, these Jemaah ISIS fellas want to take on the Dayaks, is it?

So these Jemaah ISIS fellas want to go over to Sarawak to behead the natives because their ways are not compatible with Islam. I wonder whose head will it be stuck onto a pole at the end of the day when they come face to face with the professionals [see identification card below] in the field. These amateurs just do not know who they are messing with. Yes, the Ibans will raise that battle cry again, "Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban" to teach these morons a lesson they will never forget.

For the news, click here.







Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happy 57th Birthday to you, Malaya.

Fifty seven years ago today, I still remember my dad talking to me about the British leaving the country soon. In school, the day before (I was in standard 3 then), at the school assembly, we sang for the last time, "God Saves The Queen" and the lowering down of the Union Jack, and up went in its place, the new Malaysian flag. For almost three months, we began class by learning how to sing our national anthem, the "Negara Ku".

Fifty seven years ago today, and it seems like only yesterday, that we have come this far in nationhood.

HAPPY MERDEKA EVERYONE .... !!!!!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Finally, Najib speaks out on IS

Najib is like the lallang bending with the wind. When ISIS was on the roll at the start of their slaughtering campaign of the minorities, he praised this demonic group for their successes (if you can consider killing innocent young and old people a success) and urged UMNO Baru members to emulate them. Now that ISIS is getting clobbered by the Kurds, the US air force and the Iraqi air force, he now changes his tune. If he was an honest man, he should have made a public statement himself at the very outset, saying that he was misquoted (its okay. We are pretty used to it) and immediately condemn the activities of IS. How does he expect us to believe him now when he was quick to praise but sooooo slow to condemn.


Please refer to this link here condemning IS.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tee Chuan Seng aka Ridhuan Tee has committed an act of sedition, has he not?

This Tee Chuan Seng or notoriously known as Ridhuan Tee Abdullah is really getting on our nerves, and it is not helping the situation when the various media are giving him wide coverage to the kind of rubbish that comes out of his mouth.

The latest salvo that comes from him is renaming Selangor state as Selangor Darul Babi. I wonder whether this can be construed as seditious and I am wondering what HRH the Sultan of Selangor has to say about this.

Now, think about it. A form five student has been charged under the Sedition Act just because he clicked 'Like' in Facebook for Israel. Isn't this recent outburst by Tee Chuan Seng by far, more serious?

I hope HRH will seriously look into the matter now that he is back from his European holidays. We await the outcome.




Friday, August 22, 2014

A family living in harmony. Need I say more?


I just do not know whether to laugh or to cry to see the state we are in.

By the time when someone gets to go into the university to continue with his tertiary studies, we can safely assume, the student to a larger extent have developed a sense of maturity in their intellectual outlook.

But strangely, this is the not the case here. A seminar on how to interact with non-Muslims? How did this come by? We have been together as a nation since 1957, and living together long even before that. So why should there be such a seminar to show participants how to interact with non-Muslims? Goodness, it makes me feel like an alien, something like coming out from the Dummies book, "How to interact with the Aliens". I guess my assumption is right as UMNO Baru and its NGOs have always feared that the country may be taken over by the non-Muslims, er ... meaning us the aliens.

Okay, I come from the planet Cheras and I certainly do not want you to take me to your leader.