Tuesday, 21 August 2018

A Kluang girl and Dr Mahatir in a Proton

This is the story of the video

Meet the girl who opened 

and closed Dr M's window

According to a Sin Chew Daily report, Tan Shu Rin is a second-year Malaysian student in Shanghai's Fudan University, who is majoring in broadcasting.
The 21-year-old student, who hails from Kluang, is an intern with Nuance Communications.
Nuance is collaborating with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group to develop the voice command system, one of which would be used for the Malaysian market.
The report quoted Tan stating that she had practiced numerous times with the voice command prior to Mahathir's arrival.
She was also not sure if Mahathir would enter the vehicle she was in, as there were five others as well and was delighted when the premier picked hers.
What was not mentioned in the story was that Shu Rin is a graduate of Chung Hwa High School Kluang.

That's my mother's school. I'm sure she's proud of Shu Rin.

My mom was as pretty as Shu Rin when she was as young as her. She's still beautiful today, okay.

And like my mother, Shu Rin can pronounces R properly. Proton, not Ploton.

Otherwise the car windows may not opened.

So, I'm okay with Chinese schools and their graduates. You all can check this blog's archive for that.

By the way, I believe Dr Mahathir must have quite a bit of fun during the visit to Geely's facilities.

As mentioned in the story, the handsome old man was not happy when Geely tied up with Proton back then.

He even said Proton is no longer a Malaysian national car.

Maybe he will change his mind after the visit to Geely.

Well, Dr Mahathir already said that he's now okay that Proton is working with Geely.

Maybe now we don't need to proceed with the third national car and another round of auto industry protectionism.

Seriously, I don't mind Dr Mahathir making a U-turn on this one.

Let's wait and see.

By the way, I'm just glad that it was Dr Mahathir who was with Shu Rin trying out the car....instead of Anwar.

I don't trust Anwar, okay.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Keeping promises is so overrated these days

So, tomorrow will be the 100th day of Pakatan's rule of Malaysia.

And these are from yesterday,

Wan Azizah says not all promises fulfilled,

 but no need for apologies

Mahathir now says Pakatan needs

 5 years to fulfill promises

Well, never mind.

That's quite normal these days.

I also have bad experience with promises.

Sometimes ago someone who once promised to be with me forever had a change of heart and decided that I'm not good enough for that promise.

Told me to accept, smile and be matured about it some more. Bloody painful that one but I did my best to do just that.

Guess, Malaysians need to accept the broken promises, smile and be matured too.


Never mind.

Anyway, I think Pakatan people need to brace themselves for similar stuff from within their own coalition soon.

Also in the news yesterday;

Council of Eminent Persons to remain, 

PM says can't work alone

I believe this council is more powerful than the Cabinet and I suspect Dr Mahathir think its members are more clever and reliable than the whole bunch of Pakatan ministers.

I think Dr Mahathir knows that he can't really rely on his Cabinet if he is to continue to run the government.

After that news, I'm actually quite convinced now that Dr Mahathir will not relinquish the premiership to Anwar two years from now as promised.

I think Anwar already knew this.

After all, the guy spent seven years in jail for fighting Dr Mahathir.

So, the coming PKR elections will be crucial as he will make his first steps to prepare for the show down.

As I previously wrote about the
he will try to get Rafizi as his deputy to replace Dr Mahathir's current blue eyed boy Azmin.

Then he will consolidate his grip on PKR which has the most parliamentary seats in Pakatan Harapan to challenge Dr Mahathir.

Anwar definitely will not sit back and says "Relax, Dr Mahathir already promised to give me the PM post in two years time. Dr Mahathir will surely keep his promise."

Well, considering the value of promises these days as exemplified by what happened to Pakatan's election manifesto, Anwar would be a fool to think that way.

I think even the most staunch Pakatan supporters would have to agree to this.

Personally, on this one, I hope Dr Mahathir will be consistent on his promises - that is he shouldn't keep it.

Not in this case, okay.

I believe Dr Mahathir handing over power to Anwar will be disastrous for the country.

Yes, Dr Mahathir must continue as PM till his last day.

Anwar and his gang may most likely stir up a lot of shit about it but if I'm Dr Mahathir, I would just say that it's just another broken promise, which is not a big deal these days - just like the election manifesto.

No need for apologies too, as Anwar's wife Wan Azizah said about not keeping promises.

Anyway, the handsome old man should learn from the past.

He should never have handed over power to Pak Lah or let Najib became the prime minister in the first place

Dr Mahathir should have continue as PM from then till now.

Yup, after the first 22 years, he should have just continued.

Then everyone would have been happy and we would achieve Vision 2020 as scheduled.

Oh ya, that way also there would not be all these pesky broken promises to irritate people like me.

Okay, now relax, here's a song;

Ugly big lies also never mind.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Pakatan's side of the tolls story

My friend, the homemaker who forwarded Najib's statement highlighted in my last post called just now to express her concerns over these sort of comments that I received;

Annie is quoting from a thief. Even Nazri is distancing himself from Najib, hahaha

"I think you should also publish statements from the Pakatan's side. Otherwise you'll be accused of being bias," she said.

Well, honestly, I don't really give much of a shit over such comments. Got used to them already.

But still, to allay my friend's concerns, here's Tony Pua on BN's shenanigans and how Pakatan is going to get rid of the tolls in the country;

Okay or not?

I'm fair, right?

Yup, Tony Pua said it's easy peasy to get rid of the tolls and Pakatan is going to do it.

The guy is now at Finance Ministry helping Guan Eng doing I don't know what.

But of course, this is what happened,

Plans to abolish tolls postponed indefinitely 

Does it matter?

I don't think so.

That's because I also got these sort of comments about Tony Pua's brilliant tolls abolishment plan,

Even if he lied also never mind lah, as long as the lies can lead to the defeat of BN, it is a legitimate lie.

Hmmm....legitimate lie.

Well, whatever lah.

As my Japanese friend said to me on the night of Pakatan's GE14 victory,

"You all are amazing."


Never mind.

Okay, since this is actually a continuation of my last post

Who is the liar and learning to use English from the Japanese

here is another video of that funny Englishman in Japan,

At least the guy's videos are more entertaining than Tony Pua's bullshit.


Who is the liar and learning to use English from the Japanese

My friend who is a homemaker forwarded to me this FB posting by Najib just now :

Sejurus selepas saya dilantik sebagai Menteri Kewangan pada Oktober 2008, saya telah menukar status Akta Rahsia Rasmi (OSA)  supaya tidak lagi termaktub dibawah akta berkenaan. Akibat itu, semua perjanjian konsesi-konsesi tol jalanraya boleh disemak oleh orang-ramai.

Tidak lama selepas itu, kerajaan saya telah mengumumkan bahawa untuk menghapuskan kesemua konsesi tol jalanraya di negara ini memerlukan kos  RM231 bilion.

Tetapi, pada masa itu pemimpin DAP - Tony Pua menuduh kita sebagai penipu. Menurutnya, berdasarkan perkiraan dibuatnya, ia hanya melibatkan kos RM25 bilion sahaja, dan bukan RM231 bilion sebagaimana yang kita dedahkan.

Semalam, Menteri Kerja Raya dari kerajaan Pakatan memberitahu parlimen bahawa adalah sangat sukar untuk menghapuskan semua tol seperti yang dijanjikan kerana kos untuk berbuat demikian ialah sebanyak RM400 bilion - jauh lebih tinggi dari apa yang telah kerajaan BN umumkan dahulu.

Oleh itu, saya mencadang kerajaan Pakatan seharusnya menugaskan Tony Pua dalam usaha menghapuskan semua tol jalanraya bagi menepati antara janji utama manifesto PRU14 mereka.

Saya percaya bahawa Tony Pua dan DAP bukan penipu dan pengiraan mereka yang jauh lebih murah adalah tepat - bukan hanya dibuat untuk menipu undi rakyat dan tidak mungkin DAP selalu salah titik perpuluhan

Sekarang, saya juga pengguna jalanraya yang membayar tol. Oleh itu, saya juga turut gembira jika semua tol dihapuskan sebagaimana janji manifesto Pakatan Harapan. Apatah lagi, syarikat konsesi-konsesi tol berkenaan bukan kroni mahupun rakan-rakan saya tetapi mereka adalah dari era seorang perdana menteri sebelum saya.

Ketika saya menjadi PM, saya berterusan berusaha untuk menghapuskan banyak plaza tol di seluruh negara dan pada tempoh ini, malah tidak ada satu tol lebuhraya pun yang dimiliki oleh syarikat kerajaan bersama KWSP, PLUS Highways Berhad menaikkan kadar tol walaupun sekali.

Tetapi, harus diketahui bahawa kerajaan saya juga menghadapi kesukaran ketika itu untuk tidak membenarkan tol dimiliki pihak swasta dari menaikkan kadar tol kerana terikat dengan perjanjian konsesi yang dirunding dan dimeterai semasa Tun Dr Mahathir adalah Perdana Menteri ke-4.

My friend then asked me - How? Who is the liar here?

Well, I told her I'm not sure.

Najib said in 2008 the cost of getting rid of the tolls was RM231 billion but the Oxford (or is it Cambridge) guy Tony Pua at that time said Najib was lying because according to his calculation the cost was just RM25 billion.

So, Pakatan Harapan put it in their GE14 manifesto that they will get rid of the tolls.,,,among other sweet promises.

Now that they had won, they said the cost of removing the tolls is RM400 billion.

So how?

Really, I'm not sure who is the liar now, but one thing for sure, the tolls are most likely going to stay.

So much for election manifesto.

Well, whatever lah.

Life goes on, right.

My only complaint this time is that, why la Najib nowadays keeps writing in Bahasa Malaysia.

Difficult for high class people and the Attorney General to understand, okay.

Write la in English.

Najib doesn't know ka we are now

Towards better English in Malaysia

Yup, I'm actually more interested in this matter.

And this time I want to recommend for us to apply the rebooted Look East Policy to improve our usage of English.

Seriously, the Japanese have the best way in applying their mastery of the English language.

Watch this video by an Englishman who teaches English in Japan,

Yup, Japanese are the best, even when it comes to English.

They know how to use the language to make money.

Hey, really, okay.

That's why I don't really give a shit when people said my English is bad.

Like the Japanese, I put it to good use no matter what.

I use it to write this blog and you all read it. Probably became more clever and entertained some more :)

By the way, my best Japanese friend speaks bloody good English, okay. He got a PhD from a UK university.

I'm planning to see him in Tokyo this autumn. Kinda miss the guy.

Hopefully I can get leave to go there.

Okay, that's all.


Monday, 13 August 2018

Towards better English in Malaysia

This is interesting,

Malaysian police officers to use English
with immediate effect, 
following Dr Mahathir's directive

That's as reported by a Singaporean publication.

Well, that's good I think.

I always wish our cops could speak better English.

You know lah, in Malaysia many people could speak perfect English but can't speak Bahasa Malaysia very well.

Like our Attorney-General.

So, it's better to have policemen speaking the same language as our prosecutors.

They want to saman people who drive fast Mercedes also easier.

Rich people normally prefer to speak in English.

More standard.

Yup, I think this is a good move.

Maybe we should extend the same thing to the entire civil service.

The armed forces too.

Defence Minister Mat Sabu needs to brush up his English too lah ya.

As it is, some people refused to learn the national language because they don't think it's classy enough to speak it.

So, better to just use English.

Broken English a bit like mine also can do one.

Still better than Bahasa Malaysia, I think.

Come to think of it, maybe we could even have our parliament sessions in English too.

Like in Sarawak.

Better what.

Better la than this,

Better broken English than broken Bahasa Malaysia, okay.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Please leave Tabung Haji and the pilgrims in peace

Someone forwarded me these earlier today,

Then I checked what's going on and it turned out that Tabung Haji was coming under attack again.

What la these people....

Come on la. How can Tabung Haji came out with such a statement if it's not true?

It involves the Saudi Arabian authorities for heaven's sake.

And above that, this is about people going to the "rumah Allah".

Surely Tabung Haji won't dare to lie about such things.

Surely Tabung Haji won't dare to victimise those "tetamu Allah".

Can't these people even see that?

As I said in this previous post last month,

I don't know why it became everyone's favourite punching bag.

Before this, the pro-PH people whacked it for all kind of nonsense, now the pro-BN people pulak.

Can't these people give Tabung Haji a break, especially now that it is doing its best to serve the pilgrims of this haj season?

If Tabung Haji can't assist certain pilgrims because the Saudi Arabian government wants to be responsible for those people, how can it be blamed for the whole thing?

Be considerate lah, okay.

Don't la simply turn everything into an issue.

Sometimes I felt that these critics of Tabung Haji have their own agenda and they are whacking it not really because of their concern for the pilgrims' welfare.

And then, like the last time when they said Tabung Haji had not provided accommodation for the departing pilgrims, they even put quite a bit of politics into it.

That dragged some unnecessary statements from Umno leaders which were not factually correct and made them looked not very clever.

It's the same problem with Umno and BN in the run up to their GE14 disaster - people using their platform to serve personal agenda, making them look bad in the eyes of the people.

I hope Umno leaders will check properly first before making statements such as these concerning Tabung Haji.

Don't be too eager whacking people just to make PH looks bad.

Seriously guys, it instead makes you yourselves look bad for complaining about the wrong things.

Furthermore, Tabung Haji has never even been political as it serves all Muslims in this country equally when it comes to managing their pilgrimage to the holy land.

Yes, that's even when Umno and BN were still in power.

So, please la, let the Tabung Haji people work in peace managing our pilgrims over there in the holy land.

They really can do without these sorts of nonsense, okay.


Friday, 10 August 2018

Accuse first, investigate later - the New Malaysia way?

The other day Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng accused the former BN government of stealing the collected GST money.

Some over RM18 billion or something.

He didn't give details of the alleged stealing.

He just simply said it.

And this accusation immediately became a mantra for some.

So typical.

So, it's good that

Tok Pa said the government

 must launch immediate probe


“As this affects the image of the previous government and the civil service, and because it involves public interest, an internal investigation must be initiated immediately. It must be completed within a week.
“As a responsible government, the results of this internal investigation must then be presented to the public.
“In the spirit of transparency and reforms that the government has pledged to uphold, and also to be fair to all, this matter must also be referred to the Public Accounts Committee,” wrote Mustapa on his Twitter account.

KJ went a step further;

It seems the people of former BN government were very confident about this.

Let's see what will happen.

Maybe this time Guan Eng will learn not to simply hantam to make his political enemies look bad.

The fact that he made the accusation without providing details was bad enough.

Guan Eng, people investigate first before making accusations. Not the other way around.

Or is that the way of New Malaysia?