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Friday, August 29, 2008

Public Interest Does Not Prevail

Starting from Wednesday (27/8/2008) until today (29/8/2008), there have been rehearsals for the Merdeka Parade at Dataran Merdeka. The rehearsal takes place in the morning during peak hours when people are rushing to office. Every time there is a rehearsal (I mean every year), there will be road closure at Jalan Raja thus it will cause massive traffic jam no matter whether or not announcement has been made on the road closure.
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I wonder what is the logic for having the rehearsal during peak hours when people are rushing to work? What is wrong for having the rehearsal during weekends or if they want to do it on weekdays, at least, they can start a little bit late, say 10.00am when fewer cars are on the road and people have reached their office? I do not see anything wrong with that and I think that is the best time for them to carry out their rehearsal. But it has been the trend long, long time ago. And not only for Merdeka Parade, they also do the rehearsal during peak hours on weekdays for other celebrations like Agung’s birthday and Police Force Anniversary. I am not against the spirit of celebrating all these events and what I do not understand is the logic to have the rehearsals during peak hours on weekdays, thus causing massive jam. Will it be because it is not comfortable for them to do it on weekends because that is supposed to be their rest day? Or will it be because it is too hot to have it started at 10.00am and finish at noon?
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Well, whatever the reason is, the organizing committee is putting the interest of the minority (those take part in the parade) over and on top of the majority (those people who are rushing to office). This is the exception, it seems to be, for the principle that public interest shall prevail over the interest of others.
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By the way, on another note, this morning while I was listening FlyFM in my car, one (1) caller told us that she took part in the Merdeka Parade at Dataran Merdeka when she was in secondary school in 1986. Guess what?!!! She said that they were paid RM600.00 per person for taking part in the parade. My goodness!!! RM600.00 for a student way back in 1986 was a lot!!! I wonder why those participated in the parade need to be paid for marching? They should do that for the country and voluntarily without expecting anything in return. Anyway, that was just a waste of public fund. What about this year marching? Do they get paid? I do not know but if you know, do share with me.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Class Mind Elected Representative...When Are We Able to Achieve That?

When the opposition is not happy with the Speaker, they would stage a walkout. More often than not, they (the opposition) claim that the Speaker has been unfair to them. But how fair can the Speaker be when the Speaker is normally from the ruling party? There is, of course, no possibility of the Speaker to be fair to both parties. And our people representative, be it the Members of Parliament or the State Assemblymen, they should be fully aware of this.
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I remember at one (1) time the opposition Assemblymen in Kelantan (BN) staged a walkout during the sitting as they were not happy with the Speaker. Later, the opposition Members of Parliament (if I remember correctly during the 2000-2004 term) stages a walkout from Parliament. Even recently they did the same as a sign of protest when their motion to debate on the vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister was not allowed on technical ground.
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Then, on 28/6/2008, the opposition State Assemblymen in Perak (BN) stage a walkout from the sitting as what Tajol Rosli described as “they (the Pakatan Rakyat) played us (BN Assemblymen) out” when Raja Ahmad Zainuddin was allegedly denied the chance to debate.
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The latest one is from Negeri Sembilan when today, 27/8/2008, the opposition State Assemblymen (the Pakatan Rakyat) stage a walkout from the State Assembly as a sign of protest on the House’s decision to delay their queries during the question and answer session.
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The Perak Assembly Speaker, referring to the walkout by BN State Assemblymen said that they (the BN State Assemblymen) were childish and that they were here (the House) to bring forth the problems of the people, not to carry out their own agenda in order to get publicity. On the other hand, the Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar described the action taken by the Pakatan Rakyat State Assemblymen as “irresponsible”. He went on to say that “they (Pakatan Rakyat) are treating this August house like a circus. We do not need cowboys here ... you have been elected by the people and you are duty bound to be in the House during proceedings”.
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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/6/26/nation/20080626170332&sec=nation
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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/8/27/nation/20080827144654&sec=nation
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Well, I do agree with both statement by the Perak Speaker and the Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar. To me, whether they are from BN or PR, our elected representatives, be it in Parliament or State Assembly are, to certain extent, immature and childish. They act like children. If they are children (like those days in the early 80’s where we had this TV program called “Mini Parliament” on every 31st August and the so-called “MPs” were indeed children), then I can understand but the problem is they are all adult who are supposedly able to think maturely and properly but they are trapped in children’s level of thinking. Even those children in Mini Parliament acted and behaved much better than our elected representative.
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As I said earlier, they should be fully aware that there is no way that the Speaker can be fair to both parties, as the Speaker is from the ruling party. Whether the Speaker is from BN or PR, they tend to be bias to their own political side. There is no doubt about it. So, I just can’t understand why do our elected representative need to stage a walkout from the House when upfront, they know that they will not be able to get a fair treatment? Don’t they know that they are being elected to debate issues that are being raised professionally and rationally? They are paid for that. So, when they stage a walkout, it is like an employee taking time-off from his office or worst still, missing-in-action (MIA). I mean, when you take a time-off, you will need approval from your boss. Without approval, it is called MIA. In this case, we are the boss of our elected representative because they work for us. So, when they stage a walkout from the House (definitely without the approval from the people), they are actually “MIA” and that is an offence because they are being elected and paid to be in the House in every sitting and to debate and fight for the people they represent. So, by staging a walkout from the House, they are not able to debate and fight for the people, hence, they fail in their duty as an elected representative.
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In a nutshell, our elected representatives are yet to have first class mind, as they are not able to act professionally and think rationally. By staging a walkout, they are putting their own interest on top and above the people’s interest. What advantage do they have by staging a walkout? There is none because without them in the House, the sitting can still go on and at the end of the day, who will be the loser? It is the people and not them because a lot of people’s issue could not be debated because our representatives are not in the House to do their work. Our elected representatives who stage a walkout does not lose anything because they still get their salary/allowance at the end of the day and on top of that, they get the free “leisure” time for being outside the house.
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Forget about a first class mentality among the people when our elected representatives are mentally retarded.

Are We Patriotic, Less Patriotic or Not Patriotic?

Patriotic is defined as "inspired by love for your country ".
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With the Merdeka day is just around the corner, many have yet to fly the Jalur Gemilang. Hardly can we see Jalur Gemilang on the streets, let alone at houses and buildings. From my office at 40th floor in the heart of KL City Centre, where I can see almost all the buildings in KL like those in Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Pudu even as far as Kampung Attap, sad to say that I see only one (1) Jalur Gemilang at Bukit Aman. Even, last weekend, I drove at Jalan Kuching and passed by UMNO building near PWTC, I did not see any Jalur Gemilang on the building except a big banner on UMNO's 62nd Anniversary (perhps they are too busy at Permatang Pauh). There are Jalur Gemilang pasted in some blogs but it is pasted upside down as a sign of distress. I am not sure what went wrong? This has never happened before. This has led the City Hall Director General to lash out at city folk for not showing their patriotism by flying the Malaysian flag in this Merdeka month. I read his statement in today’s News Straits Times and this has made me wondering, what makes one patriotic or not patriotic or less patriotic?
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http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/Streets/Wednesday/Stories/2332605/Article/index_html
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If we are to look at the definition above, there are a lot of ways to show our patriotism and that makes Jalur Gemilang flying is not the only way to show it. So, the City Hall DG's statement in the NST is definitely not accurate. How can we become not patriotic just because we do not fly the Jalur Gemilang during the Merdeka (Independence) month? I mean he could have said that the KL folks are less patriotic.
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Every year, without fail we celebrate our Independence Day. Apart from the prayers held at each religion’s worship place on the eve of 31st August, which I consider as a ritual ceremony held for a formality purposes, there are not much program that can be seen to cultivate the spirit of togetherness and love for the country. Most of our programs during Independence Day celebration reflect what we have post-independence when I think we should have more programs to remember, acknowledge and more importantly to appreciate the difficulties and the hard time our forefathers went through to bring independence to our nation. I mean program that reflects the pre-independence. We should have more programs that remind us of the pre-independence day and to show our gratefulness on the independence that our nation achieved on 31st August 1957, which is more spiritual in nature rather than having concerts, parties and a mere countdown moment, which to me serves no purpose other than to enjoy, which in the end brings more harm than good. We are not able to inculcate the good value in our younger generation through concerts, parties, or anything in that nature. If we want concerts, we can have it some other times. If we want parties, we can also have it some other times. In fact we have more than enough night clubs for the people to enjoy themselves, even every night for that matter. So, why can’t we spare the month of August each year for programs that really brings good to the nation building?
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Let us ask ourselves this question. What do we learnt on every 31st August? I am not sure about others but hardly have I learned anything. Day in day out we talk about nationhood, preparing the younger generation for the future etc, etc but how can we have a better future if our younger generation is pampered too much and not made to understand what our forefathers went through those days? It is like someone who was born rich. If the father is rich, I mean filthy rich and he decided to pamper the children by giving whatever the children want because he thought that he can afford, the father is actually causes more harm than good to his children. This is because the children will never ever learn how difficult it is to earn money or more importantly they will never ever appreciate the money that they have because they get it so easily. They are not able to be independent and if we ask these children to go out and earn money themselves, I bet they just can’t find way to do it or if they manage to do it, it won’t last long. So, it is the same thing in building our younger generation for the future. That is why it is utmost important to make our younger generations to appreciate what our forefather went through, so that they will appreciate our independence more and more and if we are able to instill that spirit in our younger generations, we should not worry about our nation’s future.
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So, to me the type of program that we organize is much more important than flying the Jalur Gemilang to show our patriotism towards our beloved country, Malaysia. It serves no purpose to have everybody and every house and building to fly Jalur Gemilang if at then end of the day, it does not help us in anyway in building our younger generation. What is more important when we talk about patriotism is the internal factor (what we have in ourselves) rather than the external factor (flying the Jalur Gemilang and have the Merdeka countdown).
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While we are physically independent, mentally we are not.
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In conclusion patriotism is not measured and should not be measured by just flying Jalur Gemilang. While it can make the celebration merrier and more happening, what is more important is our spirit. We need the spirit that appreciate the independence rather than a mere spirit to celebrate the independence.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How to Identify a Liar?

It is reported on 26th Aug 2008 that: -
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Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Prime Minister said that development is a continuous process and has called on the people to not get confused between reality and political play. Instead they should see that any actions taken by the government are meant for the good of the people. Citing the example of the reduction of fuel prices as being a political ploy in the by-election of Permatang Pauh, he said "There is no connection... it's as though whenever there is a by-election, the government cannot do anything. Everything must stop. Reduce fuel prices is also not permissible. Just because the Permatang Pauh by-election is taking place, must we wait until it is over to announce a fuel price reduction? Must the people wait a few days, a week to enjoy the lower prices?"
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http://www.malaysiatoday.com/Latest-News/dont-confuse-reality-with-politics-pm.html
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Now, let us revisit his earlier statements: -
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On 21st Aug 2008, it was reported that: -
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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the Government would stick to its decision to announce the new prices on Aug 31, to be enforced on Sept 1..."If I give any figure now and the price goes up, what I say now will no longer hold and people will say I am lying".
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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/8/21/nation/22138409&sec=nation
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On 22nd Aug 2008, it was reported that: -
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"Petrol and diesel price will drop by between eight sen and 22 sen a litre from Saturday...Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced the new prices in a statement after Friday's Cabinet meeting"
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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/8/22/nation/20080822182712&sec=nation
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Just on Aug 20 Si Bedol said he will not lying (at least for this time) and that there was just no reason for the Government to reduce the fuel price, on Aug 21, to be exact one (1) day later, he announced the new fuel price. Funny right? On Aug 25, to be exact, five (days) after he said the government will stick to Sept 1 and four (4) days after he announced the new fuel price, this bl**dy idiot Prime Minister got the cheek to tell us, the brilliant people not to get confuse between reality and politic. How can there be no connection between the decision to reduce the fuel price and the Permatang Pauh by-election? It is damn obvious. It goes without saying. Everybody can see that except our idiot Prime Minister. OMG!!! How can Malaysia have a Prime Minster who is sooooooo stupid??? I just can’t believe this. And I wonder there are still people support him? Well the PM and whoever support him are in the same boat. A boat the is full of idiot.
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I tell you what, a liar is always a liar and he can't lead a normal life if he does not lie. So, he just can't resist from lying the people even one (1) day after he said he will not lying.
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And the most annoying, idiotic and brainless statement from the Prime Minister was when he asked this question - Just because the Permatang Pauh by-election is taking place, must we wait until it is over to announce a fuel price reduction? Must the people wait a few days, a week to enjoy the lower prices?

Well, for that question, my answer is, “sir, it was you who wanted to announce the new price after the by-election and it was also you who wanted to make the people wait a few more days or a week to enjoy the lower price”. So, when the answer is “you”, what the hell are you talking about? Perhaps this is what happen when his super duper advisers do not advise him properly.

Please!!! Please!!! Do something to get this old senile man out of our daily life. Once and for all, please!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Najib to Anwar-Answer the Allegations

Najib asked Anwar to answer all the allegations made by Anwar’s former aides. Saiful said he was sodomised by Anwar. Ezam said Anwar gave RM15billion of projects to 15 cronies and Nalla said Anwar took RM60million from his (Nalla) hand.
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Wait!!! I thought the burden to prove is on the person who makes the accusation??? So, Najib, when Raja Petra accused you of your involvement in Altantuya’s murder, what did you say other than a mere denial? So, what the hell is it now that you ask Anwar to answer all the allegations? What if Anwar deny all the allegations as you did? Instead of asking Anwar to answer, I would rather advise you to get these three idiots to substantiate their claims and as if you do not know Ezam.
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You idiot are damn desperate!!!
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It Was Not an Offence Then But Now It Is

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim handed out projects worth RM1bil each to 15 bumiputra companies when he was deputy prime minister and finance minister, says former PKR Youth chief Ezam Mohd Noor.
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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/8/20/nation/22126091&sec=nation
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It used to be ok but not anymore. It seems that our politicians are the one who determine whether it is an offence or not. The benchmark is whether they benefit (directly or indirectly) from it or not? If they too benefit from it, then it is not an offence. It becomes an offence when they do or did not benefit from it.
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Get what I meant? When Ezam was in the government with Anwar, the giving out of RM15bil projects to supposedly Anwar’s cronies was ok. It was still ok when Ezam was with Anwar in PKR. But it is now not ok because Ezam is in UMNO and Anwar is in PKR. What the ****?

Petrol Now is RM2.20 (and Not RM2.55). It was RM2.35 (and Never RM2.70)

Who said our petrol price was RM2.70 per litre? It has never been that way!!! I was made to understand from Najib that the RM625 rebate that the government “generously” gave to owners of vehicles of 2000 cc and below after they made the sudden increase in June this year is equivalent to between 35 sen and 40 sen per litre. Meaning to say, what this idiot Najib is suggesting is that when the price of petrol was increased in June this year, it was actually RM2.35 per litre and not RM2.70 as it seems to be. And now with the price has been reduced by 15 sen per litre, the new price is actually RM2.20 sen per litre and not RM2.55 per litre as appeared on the pump.
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He said that when he was responding to a question about people’s unhappiness about the small reduce of the petrol price. This is exactly what was reported in The Star: -
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“The rebate, if translated, will be equivalent to a subsidy of between 35 sen and 40 sen a litre. If the people do not appreciate the rebates, it is better for us not to give rebates in the future,” he said.
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This idiot Najib also said this: -
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“the Government could channel the rebates into subsidies to reduce pump prices but this would not be fair to lower income groups”
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And this: -
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“We do not want to resort to such measures because people driving big cars such as Bentley, Jaguar and BMW 7 series will also enjoy the subsidies,”
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Thank you Najib for telling us this. Yes, I know that the people should be grateful for the lower petrol price. Thank you very much. The government has been damn kind and generous and concern about the people. Thank you once again for understanding our problem. But I think while we, the people should be grateful with the lower petrol price, I think you, idiot Najib and your gang(sters) in the government should be ten (10) times (if not more) grateful, as it was the people who put you idiot up there. So, please, please and please, do not ever threaten the people. You just made a big mistake in your life. How can you ask the people to be grateful when the reduction in the petrol price was politically motivated? When your boss, Si Bedol said that he will not reduce the petrol price until Sept, 1, why suddenly he changed his mind and have it earlier before the Permatang Pauh by-election? The reduce by a mere 15 sen is a very clear evidence that it was not done to lighten the burden of the people but rather it was a political strategy to win the heart of the people especially the voters in Permatang Pauh. So, my question to you, Najib the idiot, why do people need to be grateful when you are not sincere?
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Now, to prove your idiotness Najib, let me tell you this. You said that the government could channel the rebate to reduce the petrol price but that will be unfair to the lower income group as those who are driving Jagusr, Bentley and BMW 7 series will also enjoy the subsidy. Hei! Whatever car they are driving, they are still Malaysian you know? So, why do you need to differentiate people??? And is it fair for us, the Malaysian when the Singaporean are enjoying petrol at the same price as what we pay? Is that fair???
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On the RM625 rebate equivalent to RM0.35 to RM0.40 per litre. Let me calculate for you (if you are too dumb to calculate). If we take RM0.35 per litre, the rebate of RM625 is equivalent to 1785 litre. Take me as an example. I am driving a 35 litre car. In a month, I fuel in average 210 litres of petrol into my car tank (provided there is no long distance travelling). So, if in one (1) month I fuel in 210 litres, in nine (9) months my car will consume a total of 1890 litres of petrol, an excess of 105 litres. So, meaning to say, while for the first nine (9) months after the rebate, I pay RM2.35 per litre, for the final three (3) months, I have to pay RM2.70 a litre (or RM2.55 as it is now). And how can that be fair to lower and middle income people when after few months, we have to pay exactly the same price as those people driving Jaguar, Bentley and BMW 7 series, as you named it? And to make it worst, we are paying exactly the same price as the foreigners do.
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By the way, Najib the idiot, let me be frank to you. You are actually a moron who does not know how to appreciate people who voted you in. Why can’t you be frank to the people that the government had no intention at all to extend the RM625 fuel rebate for subsequent years? You threaten people now so that later the government can justify its decision not to give more rebates because the people were ungrateful. You thought you are brilliant when in fact you are just an idiot moron.
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While you think that way, we the people (who have power to decide who should run the country) this way. The people gave you another opportunity (just like you gave them rebate) to lead them and you screw it up, Big times. You are not grateful for that (as what you thought that people are not grateful for the rebate). And next the people will vote you out (as what you threatened that there is no more rebate).

Monday, August 18, 2008

Our Athletes in Beijing Olympic

What do we lack to earn the first gold medal for Malaysia in Olympic? Technique? Spirit? Strategy? Motivation? I am not sure which one. After Azizulhasni Awang failed to make it to the final Keirin and Lee Chong Wei crashed quite easily to Lin Dan, I wonder what we lack to earn us the first ever gold medal? Yes, we still have Azizulhasni today in Sprint event against Chris Hoy of Great Britain who won gold medal in Keirin event. Let us pray for our final hope for a gold medal (though Azizulhasni had a better chance in Keirin than Sprint event).
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That day, I watched Michael Phelps competing in 200m butterfly. This guy is simply amazing. 15m to the finishing, he was second. As he reached the wall, he was equal with the Serbian swimmer and it really looks like that the Serbian Swimmer won the race. Even when a replay was shown, it looks like the Serbian swimmer was the winner. But, as the result came out, it was Michael Phelps who touched the wall first. He won the race by 0.01 second. Amazing!!! And as the commentator said “this guy (Phelps) knows how to win”.
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Yes. I think our athletes need to have that. I mean they should know how to win. That is the keywords. Our athletes are equal with their competitors in terms of training, facilities, so on and so forth. But I think they lack the “know-how-to-win” strategy.
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It was reported in the newspaper that in the Keirin event when both Azizul and Josiah Ng failed to make it to the final, Azizul misjudged his timing and Josiah was trapped between two cyclists. As for Chong Wei, he went down to Lin Dan quite tamely. Look at our archers. They should not have any problem to qualify to the semi final for team event. But something went wrong somewhere, they lost to Italy by small margin. They failed to live up to the expectation.
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Overall, I would say that this Olympic, our athletes did quite ok.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Between By-Election and Court Case

The Information Minister, Ahmad Shaberry said: -
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The media have been asked to be cautious in their reporting and not to link the Permatang Pauh parliamentary by-election with the sodomy charge against Parti Keadilan Rakayat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as they are different matters.
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http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/bnm/20080807/tts-ahmad-shabery-media-bm-pix-993ba14.html
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Dear Mr. Ahmad Shaberry,
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I know that you are a Minister of Information and I just thought that you should watch tv news and read newspaper more than others do simply because you are a Minister of Information.
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Mr. Ahmad Shabery,
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If you do bother to watch tv news and read newspaper, then you won’t end up making such a statement to the press. Let me just refresh your memory. After Dr. Wan Azizah tendered her resignation to give way to Anwar to contest in Permatang Pauh by-election, it was the BN especially UMNO leaders who link the by-election and the sodomy allegation. Among others,
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Muhyiddin Yassin said: -
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We hope voters will not be influenced by Anwar who may use the campaign to garner sympathy over the sodomy allegation.
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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/8/2/nation/21986206&sec=nation
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Hishammudin Hussein said: -
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Penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mengumumkan untuk bertanding pada pilihan raya kecil Permatang Pauh sebagai satu lagi helah untuk mengalihkan perhatian orang ramai ke atas kes liwatnya. (Translation: PKR Adviser, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim annuoced to contest in a by-election in Permatang Pauh as an attempt to deviate people’s attention on his sodomy case)
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http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/arkib.asp?y=2008&dt=0801&pub=utusan_malaysia&sec=muka%5Fhadapan&pg=mh_07.htm&arc=hive
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Si Bedol aka Abdullah Badawi said: -
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Anwar tidak boleh menggunakan hasratnya untuk bertanding dalam pilihan raya kecil itu bagi melindungi dirinya daripada proses undang-undang yang sedang berjalan sekarang. (Translation: Anwar can’t use his wish to contest in the by-election as a protection for him from the legal process which is currently going on)
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http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/arkib.asp?y=2008&dt=0802&pub=utusan_malaysia&sec=muka%5Fhadapan&pg=mh_04.htm&arc=hive
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This is the best of all…
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Worst still, this one is none other than Ahmad Shabery: -
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Jadi, yang bahaya ialah jika perundangan dipolitikkan dan yang politik dicampuraduk dengan undang-undang. Saya rasa biarlah dua saluran pertarungan yang terpaksa dihadapi Anwar itu berjalan mengikut saluran masing-masing (Translation: So, what is alarming here is if legal issue is being politicized and politic is mixed with legal issue. I think let the two fights that Anwar has to go through are done in its own channel)
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http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/arkib.asp?y=2008&dt=0804&pub=utusan_malaysia&sec=politik&pg=po_02.htm&arc=hive
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So now Mr. Information Minister, my question is who is the one that link between Permatang Pauh by-election and the sodomy charge? The press or the government?

Why Saiful Is Not Being Charged???

I quote what Hamid Albar said as reported in Utusan online: -
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"Contohnya, dalam kes rasuah, orang yang didakwa menerima sogokan kebiasaannya akan dituduh dan bukannya orang yang memberi serta membuat laporan" (translation: For e.g. in corruption case, the person who is alleged to have received bribe is normally charged and not the person who give bribe and lodge a report)
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Sounds logic right? But when people are not telling the truth, it is not easy to lie. They look fool when they try to but do not know how to fool others. That is how best to describe Hamid Albar.
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Section 10 of the Anti Corruption Act 1997 provides among others that; -
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Any person who by himself…
(a) corruptly solicits or receives…;or
(b) corruptly gives…to any person,
any gratification as an inducement to or a reward for…shall be guilty of an offence.
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So, the “brilliant” and yet dumb Syed Hamid, where is it stated that the giver should not or cannot be charged for corruption?
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The original posting
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It looks like our government is almost full of idiots. The latest to join the group is Hamid Albar. Why I said he is an idiot is simply because of his answer when asked as to why Saiful was not charged together with Anwar. I watched the Buletin Utama last night when Hamid Albar was trying his best to impress the press as to why Saiful is not being charged. He had to think of the best words to use but in the end he really looks like a fool. Even my 1 year old son can speak better than him.
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In fact, in one way or another, I think Hamid Albar has just confirmed the theory that allegation of sodomy against Anwar is a political conspiracy.
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Here is the excerpts from The Star online: -
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Saiful Bukhari Azlan is not being charged because he is the key witness in the sodomy case against PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar.
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He said that in a criminal justice system, when a person comes forward to report on a matter, the person would be protected.
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“Usually, the victim is given protection,” Syed Hamid said after the MoU signing ceremony between Malaysian and Australian Governments on immigration cooperation here yesterday.
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His answer shows his immaturity in dealing with such questions. What Hamid Albar is suggesting is that if for example “A” and “B” commit armed robbery and the distribution of their “profits” is not fair in the sense that “A” gets more than “B”, if “B” lodge a police report against “A”, the police will give protection to “B” and charge “A” simply because “B” is the complainant in this case and “B” will be the key prosecution witness against “A”. Sounds stupid isn’t it?
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So, in Anwar’s case, the question was why Saiful was not charged together with Anwar? The answer should be (if Hamid Albar has a little bit of brain) police investigation shows Saiful was not a willing partner and therefore, he is a victim and there is no need for the police to go after the victim or something like that. End of the story.
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However, when this idiot by the name of Hamid Albar said that Saiful is not being charged because he is the key witness in the case against Anwar, in one way or another, it simply shows that there is a conspiracy against Anwar because Saiful does not seems to be the victim but just a key witness. Why he is the key witness? Because he was Anwar’s partner in the sodomy act (as alleged by him). And it goes back to my example above between “A” and “B” who commit armed robbery.
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Perhaps Anwar should also lodge a police report against Saiful for engaging in sodomy, so that Anwar will be given a protection as he will be the key witness against Saiful and in the end, there will be no case against both of them because they are key witness against one another. Solve the problem.
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So, if the authority takes what this idiot by the name of Hamid Albar said as good, then I believe the case involving all policemen in Gemas police station (read here http://rozaimims.blogspot.com/2008/07/corruption-is-everywhere.html) should be closed because both parties lodged police reports against one another and in future, all the criminals can just lodge a police report because by doing so, they have turned their status from a “criminal” to a “key witness”.
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Well done Hamid Albar. Now go back to school and study law. Oooops, I think this guy is a lawyer by profession. No comment!!!
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But do not be surprise if later Hamid Albar say that his statement was misinterpreted because our politicians especially those from BN are very famous with this type of excuse. Hey! THere is no way they can say the wriong thing, ok...they are perfect!!!
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Friday, August 1, 2008

i-dola and jeanne-i

I think Mimos has done a good job in doing their research and finally coming out with the cheap and very affordable laptop and PC which costs us only RM1000 and RM500 respectively. But it was an anti climax when both the laptop and and the PC was codenamed as jeanne-i and i-dola. Both were named after Si Bedol and his wife. The names really turned me off and I am very sure a lot of Malaysians share the same feeling as me.
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Do not tell me that Mimos is running out of idea to give the codename of the PC and the laptop until they have to name them after Si Bedol and his wife. What are their credentials until the first made-in-Malaysia PC and laptop were named after them? I just could not figure out the justification. Fortunately, Proton was the brainchild of Tun Mahathir. If it was Si Bedol's, I am pretty sure that our first Proton model iwould be known as Proton Dolah.
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I will not hesitate to buy the PC or the laptop (given its cheap price) if not for its name. Mimos is to be blamed if they can't really sell the PC and the laptop.

JOKE OF THE YEAR - Practice Safe Sex, says Chua (Soi Lek)

I found this. This is very interesting. Dr. Chua Soi Lek, the former Health Minister who was video recorded of having sex with a lady (definitely not his wife) told us to BE FAITHFUL TO OUR PARTNER. This must be the joke of the year la.
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The news report goes like this (bolds are mine): -
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KUALA LUMPUR: Practise safe sex and be faithful to your partner.
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Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek gave this advice in view of the rising number of HIV infections in the country due to unsafe sexual practices.
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“Abstinence is still the best way. And be faithful to your partner,” he told reporters after opening the First National AIDS Conference and launching the national-level World AIDS Day here yesterday.
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“It also boils down to both partners being responsible. Do not blame anybody,” added Dr Chua, who was representing Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
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He said recent statistics showed that the number of infections due to sexual intercourse had increased from 18.2% in 2002 to 31.9% last year, although the number of daily infections had been reduced from 19 five years ago to 13 currently.
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“Anyone can be a source. We still need to be careful,” he warned, adding that the increasing number of women being infected with the virus was worrying, saying it had increased from 4% to 15% in the last 10 years and normally affecting those aged between 20 and 35.
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Dr Chua said among the reasons for the increase was the lack of understanding Malaysians had about HIV.
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“They may not understand that you can get infected because of a one-night stand,” he said.
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The report continues...
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Tell you what, I think Dr. Chua Soi Lek must tell us his secret on how he stay away from HIV while being unfaithful (once upon a time) to his partner...He must seriously considering writing a book on this. He must let us know his secret so that many people can remain HIV negative while being faithful or unfaithful to their partners.
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The best part is that this statement was made in early December 2007 and barely one month before his sex scandal was made public!!!

Ezam, the Opportunist

This guy named Ezam, is an opportunist and have thick skin. In Malay, he can be described as tak tahu malu (shameless) and hidung tak mancung, pipi tersorong-sorong. Soon after he rejoined UMNO, the party that he condemned like hell while he was outside UMNO, he had made a lot of statements, which to me is none other than to prove that he is an opportunist as well as his desperate attempts to gain the support from UMNO members, especially the leaders, so that the UMNO members will perceive him as a Malay hero when he said that he would not hesitate to disclose the true Anwar, if he thinks he needs to. If he is so sincere to fight for the people, he should disclose the true Anwar for the sake of the people like you and me and not for his own political career.
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Why I said that he is an opportunist? When he was in PKR, he claimed to have six boxes of “evidence” of the wrongdoing of several BN Ministers but he had shown us none. Now that he is back in UMNO, he claimed to have evidence against Anwar, his former boss but he will only disclose those “evidence” if he thinks that his political career is at stake. In other words, he will not disclose those “evidences” even if the people’s and nation’s interest are at stake.
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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/12/nation/20080712143727&sec=nation
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And now that he “offered” himself to contest against Anwar in the by-election, I am waiting to see how clever or stupid the BN leaders in general and UMNO leaders in particular in deciding who will stand against Anwar. To me, they are damn stupid if they choose Ezam and a bit clever if they choose someone else. Ezam said that he is prepared to take on Anwar but leave it to the leadership to decide on the candidate. As reported in Utusan Malaysia, Ezam was quoted as saying that (translation)‘‘Firstly, I am just an ordinary member of UMNO. So, the issue of me being the candidate in the by-election especially when it involves Anwar, I think is best left to the party’s leadership. However, I want to stress here that I am prepared. I am not afraid to face Anwar if I am asked to represent BN in the by-election”. It is either Ezam thinks that we are stupid or he is just damn stupid. What he said is like “I do not want to take but if you insist of giving it to me, I’ll not hesitate to take”.
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http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/arkib.asp?y=2008&dt=0729&pub=utusan_malaysia&sec=dalam%5Fnegeri&pg=dn_01.htm&arc=hive
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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/28/nation/20080728164759&sec=nation
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But why Ezam really and desperately wants to contest against Anwar. Is it for his own political mileage? I guess so. To me, in any election, be it general or by-election, the candidate must be someone who really can take care and fight for the voters in that constituency. It is not just a matter whether he/she can take on the opponent. It is more than that. In any election, the priority should be given to the people’s welfare and not party’s or someone’s personal’s interest. And normally, it is preferred to have a local to stand as a candidate and not by importing the outsider who knows nothing or knows very little about the constituency.
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At the end of the day, it is all about the people and not about a person.

Anwar at Permatang Pauh

The announcement was made yesterday that Dr. Wan Azizah, the opposition leader has tendered her resignation as a Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat, her husband, Anwar’s stronghold. With her resignation, the seat is now considered “vacant”. It is for the Dewan Rakyat speaker to declare that the seat is vacant and until and unless the Speaker makes the declaration and inform the Election Commission of the vacancy, no by-election will be held. It has to be understood that when a seat is vacant, a by-election is not a must. It all depends on the situation and circumstances at that time. For example when Dr. Chua Soi Lek announced his decision to quit all party’s and government’s posts as well as his Parliamentary seat early this year following the DVD sex scandal involving him, there was no by-election held (though the seat was declared vacant) because there was no more Parliament sitting at that point of time. Further, the general election was just around the corner. But in Permatang Pauh’s case, I truly believe that a by-election will and should be called.
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http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/1/2/nation/20080102155121&sec=nation
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Having said that, though the announcement was made yesterday, much have been said about it. As expected, while positive remarks came from Pakatan Rakyat leaders, the Barisan Nasional leaders made fun of it with Noh Omar said that Anwar tidak jantan (not gentleman) for contesting in his stronghold area, Permatang Pauh.
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People had started talking about a by-election to give way for Anwar to return to Parliament even before the recent general election. At first, I was of the opinion that it is not proper, though legal, for Anwar to make a come back to Parliament through the “back door”. I mean, during election, the voters had made their choice and they have put their trust to their elected representative to fight and care for them. So, if any of the PKR MP resigns to give way to Anwar, I felt like they betrayed the trust that the voters had in them. In other words, they do not respect the voters’ decision.
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However, close to five months after the general election, I do not see much change in the way Barisan Nasional leads the country. Even their elected representatives are still arrogant. I do not think that Barisan Nasional learnt their lesson after the general election, though they claimed they did (I don’t believe that). Despite si Bedol’s many blunders and flip flopping decisions and policies, the Barisan Nasional and only the Barisan Nasional leaders still have confidence in si Bedol. The Barisan Nasional leaders’ move to continue to give the undivided support to si Bedol is actually does not help us in any way. I think they make things from bad to worst. They failed to listen to the wish of the rakyat. They chose to turn deaf their ears and blind their eyes. As much as it is the people’s power to decide on which party should run the administration of the country, the people can’t do much in term of who should be the Prime Minister. It is the Barisan Nasional leaders who can decide but they dare not to make such a move as I think they care about themselves more than they care for us, the rakyat.
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Having said that, I am now thinking that if a by-election in Permatang Pauh can bring a change for betterment, why not? Though as I said earlier that while it is legally right, it is morally wrong for Anwar to do so, with what has happened for the past five months in the country, I am now for a by-election to be held if this is the only way we can have change for betterment.
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p/s: now that the authorities have found out that there was no eveidence of sabotage on the use of the indelible ink, I think the EC should seriously consider using the indelible ink for the first time.