Thursday, August 13, 2009

Now What?

I really hope they remember Rambo was just a Hollywood movie character.

Umno Youth leaders to get military-style training! That's the headline. Stupid isn't it? At a time like this in Malaysian politics they make an announcement like that? Who's their spin doctor? I mean even if you have been sleeping the last 52 years and woke up to read that in the Bernama news release you'd be a little miffed. Wouldn't you?

Umno’s training bureau will soon organise a course for Umno Youth division chiefs based on a commando-type training module, Umno vice-President Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.

(Commando-type training? What does that mean? Rambo-type killing techniques? Terminator-type firepower to replace tear gas and water cannon?)

Ahmad Zahid, who is the bureau’s chairman, said the course would enhance resilience and competitiveness among Umno Youth leaders.

(Resilience? Competitiveness? What? Are we playing a game of volley-ball or something?)

He said the course would be carried out by the Umno Youth movement, National Civics Bureau (Biro Tatanegara) and the Malaysia Veteran Commandos Club.

(So would these organisations also provide the same training for MIC Youth? MCA Youth? Or is it just for Umno Youth?)

“This was the kind of course we had when Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the youth chief."

(Oh really? I see....I wonder what that was in preparation for?)

“Camaraderie needs to be instilled in today’s youths; that is why (Umno Youth Chief) Khairy Jamaluddin and his executive council members have agreed to take part in the course, to be held soon,” he said.

(Ah it's about camaraderie? That's a good thing. So when are you announcing the training for MCA, MIC, PPP, Gerakan, PBB, SPDP, PRS etc. etc. etc.)

The training bureau would also provide a course with a different module for Wanita and Puteri Umno leaders, he said.

(Oh but of course. We wouldn't want all that raging hormones to be bunked in the same barracks would we? They might have their minds on camaraderie of a different sort. Anyway, Make Love Not War is sooooooooo 60's la)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thanks to our leaders!!

Celebrate good times, come on!

Back to BM.................The Star

English in schools: Policy reversed.........The New Straits Times

Tokoh akademik mendesak kerajaan supaya memansuhkan dasar Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam bahasa Inggeris (PPSMI) dengan segera dan bukannya menunggu sehingga 2012...............Utusan Malaysia

Science and maths to be taught in mother tongue.....Sin Chew Jit Poh

2012年起恢复母语教学 废英化数理政策....Nanyang Siang Pau

(Tried looking for Tamil newspapers online. Couldn't find any.)

It's a great day in Malaysia today.A day that will go down in history as a day of celebration. Celebration of short-sightedness and knee-jerk stupidity. Rejoice fellow-Malaysians.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Economic Plan

Emm.. 30% tak cukup, I give 50%, enough?
Cannot!! Kite belum ready!!!

When I read Najib's pronouncement yesterday I was a little unsure what he meant. Today, I am totally confused. Why? Najib says something which I didn't quite understand. And today, PAS's Hadi Awang made a statement which is totally stupid even. Okay, okay maybe I am not making myself clear. Okay let's go read what The Malaysian Insider reported.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced yesterday that the government will drop the 30 per cent Bumiputera equity requirement for Malaysian firms seeking public listing, the cornerstone of the New Economic Policy (NEP), but they will now have to offer 50 per cent of the public shareholding spread to Bumiputera investors.

Drop the 30% Bumi equity requirement and then have to give 50% of the public shareholding to Bumi investors. Errrrr.....okay. That's different and is good for us Malaysians issit? Okay.
Then the Hadi fler says....he rejects the government’s plan to drop the 30 per cent Bumiputera equity requirement for Malaysian firms seeking public listing because he believes that the time is not yet right because the Malay community is not strong enough to face economic challenges.
First, Najib's announcement doesnt'make sense to me. The 30% equity requirement would not have benefitted the ordinary Bumi folks like me, right?

Would they have the money or the knowledge to make such investments? No, right? That's why after years of the NEP we're still in the same shit-hole. And so, now give 50% of public shareholding to Bumi investors? Huh??? What's the difference? Isn't that going to have the same effect on our Bumiputra brethren? A BIG nothing???!!!And then the blaardy PAS fler says he rejects the proposed plan because the Malay community is not strong enough to face economic challenges.

So? It's been 50+ years. When are they going to be 'strong enough' with this kind of treatment from the people in government? Then the next part of his statement is quite laughable...“What was proposed before has not been achieved yet. We want equality for all races but at the same time, the Bumiputeras must be given the strength,” he told reporters in parliament today.

As a Malaysian I totally agree. But this strength must be in education, mental empowerment, confidence...not in hand-outs which in the long run benefit nobody. So can Najib or Hadi or somebody please say something intelligent?

Monday, June 29, 2009

1 Malaysia split already ah?

Prime Minister Najib Razak tried again to 'sell' his concept of 1Malaysia which since its launch no Malaysian has understood. What does it mean?
I Dunno. Nothing new in this story except that I spotted this photo in The Malaysian Insider's report on this morning's song and dance sales pitch for 1Malaysia at Dataran Merdeka where the PM and assorted VIP's gathered to make a speech and do an exercise routine.

See? 1Malaysia what. Even the Prime Minister and his First Lady come out and join all of you for some exercise. On a Saturday morning some more you know. If not 1Malaysia where got like this? I am sure it was unintentional but if you look closely at the big 1 behind the all the YB's you will notice a distinct crack.

Prophetic you think? Doomed before it starts? Of course la some people will make some millions first doing all the posters, banners, TV commercials and what not.

Good eh? Malaysia Boleh!!! Actually, not so boleh la. Making a plywood prop like that also cannot do properly. What la!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Our Engrand

I was on my way to my office where the morning discussion of caught my attention. The discussion was about the important of english.

Alright, let's try and talk about this in a constructive way. No racist remarks, no disloyal comments, totally objective. Can? Alright..

Bahasa Malaysia is OUR national language. We are all proud of it. We are, or should and must be, proficient in it. It is our unifying bond as a nation.

Bahasa Malaysia is NOT an international language. We NEED to be fluent in an international language if we are to really become participating citizens of this Global Village.

English is an international language. Malaysians must be fluent in English to compete globally.

It is NOT true that Malaysians are fluent in English.

It is NOT true that learning English will corrode our sovereignty, our loyalty, our Malaysian-ness our unity as a nation, our loyalty as Malaysians.

It is so NOT true that Malaysian children can become fluent in English if fed on a 45-minute per week diet of English lessons in schools.

Okay, I hope that I have established the parameters of this playing field.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


"Them" and "Us"He started it? He ends it?

I am a happy Malaysian today!!!

After 52 years of independence a Prime Minister of Malaysia finally gets it right! For decades Malaysians have lived with, accepted and embraced each other's differences. And gotten on with it. "It" being the gotong-royong way of building and developing the country we love. And doing it for ALL Malaysians.

Then the politicians began to highlight our differences and startied calling on Malaysians to "TOLERATE" each other. When before it was understand and accept it suddenly became tolerate. Even without my Engrand being very good I know that to tolerate implied superiority of one over another. And of course that ripened into the 'them and us' attitude which festered into the 'we are masters and you are the tolerated immigrants' and other superiority complexes.
But now a Malaysian Prime Minister has announced that it is "......Time for all races to embrace, and not just tolerate, each other".

And I am a happy Malaysian today. Now to try and understand fully what he really means by his 1 Malaysia concept. If I can't, I'll pretend...

Everything is falling down, falling down, falling down..

Somebody's going to face some music for this la.
Yes, and we are all eager to know who it is going to be.

The roof of the RM300million Stadium Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin in Terengganu collapsed yesterday. Fortunately, nobody was killed or injured. Thank God for that. The stadium was barely a year old."Contractor to face music if negligence involved, says DPM"Wah! DPM upset you know. Contractor to face music man! How about that?Hello, this is not a clogged drain but the whole roof of a stadium collapsing.

And some more the state of our ruling Yang Dipertuan Agung. And somebody is going to face the music. I think a little stronger language is needed here. I am hoping that the DPM didn't actually say that but that it was just some sub-editor's dry sense of humour.And then the Menteri Besar of Terengganu was quoted as saying, "We are eager to know the cause of such massive destruction".

Eager to know? What's this results of Akademi Fantasia ah? Eager to know? What does that tell us? WE ARE DAMNED ANGRY! WE WANT ANSWERS! WE WILL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS! HEADS WILL ROLL! Any one of those also can use isn't it? Eager to know wor. What la!But actually quite laughable la the way things happen here hor?