Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Good night

Eh, suddenly I'm feeling very tired of all these politics and race shit.

Going to take a break.

I will write again if I find something to inspire myself.

Thanks for visiting this blog all these while.

Good night.


Chinese schools are not so bad

There have been quite a number of comments calling for the abolition of the Chinese education system in response to my past few postings.

This is one of them,

Orang Perlis.

kenapa "makin ramai lari dari SJK ke SRJK":

Selagi takda bukti yang sah (verifiable data e.g dari Kementerian Pelajaran) menujukkan ramai, di anggap sikit saja yang lari ke SRJK. Memang banyak propaganda di buat mereka penganut DAP mengatakan ramai.

Bergaduh besar Presiden Dong Zong, administrator of Chinese schools, dengan pihak pihak yang nak gulingkan dia dari jawatan yang dia nak ppegang sampai mati nampak nya. Yap Tien Sin - dia gunakan 2 PhD tipu (DUA bukan satu), di beli melalui Internet, mana nak katakan sekolah di bawah pimpinan orang camtu bagus? Heboh kes PhD tipu dia di akhbar akhbar di masa himpunan penganut penganut sekolah Cina di Kajang lebih kurang masa Wan Jijah tanding PRK Kajang dulu.

Demikian banyak hate propaganda dek ultra kiasu ungrateful ingrate DAP dan sekutu nya terhadap SK, bagi mendapatkan rammai hijrah ke SRJK, engan tujuan menguatkan desakan mereka supaya gomen akui UEC, sitifiket yang depa keluorkan
contoh nya mengata - si Najib dah kasi "limited recognition", menyinga peminat peminat Sistem Sekolah Satu Aloran.

Antara hate propaganda yang depa keluorkan:

1. Guru guru SK depa kata di sana sini tak bagus pada umum nya

2. SK ada usaha nak mengIslamkan murid murid bukan Melayu, sehingga baca do'a untuk mendapat keputusan baik bagi yang masuk periksa pun di kata usaha mengIslamkan

3. Mengkorban lembu di sabelah sekolah di Hari Raya Haji di eksploitasi sebagai nak menghina murid murid Hindu

4. Kantin di tutup untuk ubah suai di bulan puasa, kantin sementara "dekat bilik air" (bukan "tepi" bilik air) di Sg Buluh pun di kata menghina murid murid bukan Islam

5. Apa saja yang boleh di ungkit menunjukkan SK tak bagus, di buat mereka. Emak bapak "swallow the propaganda hook, line and sinker"

Malays running to SRJK? Ini ha nya segelintir saja. Ada Melayu yang dapat penyakit low self esteem berkenaan anak mereka, memikir ROTE system (menghafal, mengulang sebut ikut guru kata di kelas) boleh membikin anak mereka lebih pandai dari di SK.

Ada yang menyesal - seorang emak hantar anak lelaki ke SK, anak pompuan ke SRJK. 2 tahun lalu anak lelaki dapat 5A masuk IPTA, anak pompuan tahun lalu dapat 3A, tak dapat masuk IPTA, dapat masuk ha nya universiti sengkek.

Bagus apekebende nya SRJK?

There were however a few who disagreed, such as this one,

Boss, baca betul2

ada saya cakap SRJK pun bagus ( anak2 saya pun dalam SJK kan )?

Sampai menuduh Melayu low self esteem pulak kalau hantar ke SRJK..suka hati depa la...yg saya kenai yg hantaq anak pi SRJK takdak masalah self esteem lah..


facts & figures? oh itu saya takde la...BUT...this view is based on at least 5 schools yg dulu saya usha2 dulu sebelum nak decide nak hantar anak2 pergi sekolah mana....semua di kawasan Kuala Lumpur...

Sekolah anak saya pun byk masalah..tapi kami mak bapak work together with the cikgu to make it better...

pasaia apa saya cakap mcm nie?

regardless whether SRJK or SK...the core system of our education tunggang terbalik...

Muhyiddin ...apa dia buat yg significant? bagi Cikgu2 marah ada la... ( cuba tanya cikgu2 betui2)

Satu aliran ka...beberapa aliran ka...AS LONG our education structure tak menentu....it wont make any difference....

Hangpa nak cakap apa suka hati lah..but to me...SK...should be a separation of state and religion...malas nak cerita panjang2 lah apa jadik kat sekolah anak saya...

kalau betui nak incorporate 100% Islamic method..masuk sekolah agama private..

The following is my personal opinion on the matter.

The whole debate is actually a waste of time and energy.

The Chinese schools are here to stay.

The Barisan Nasional government has pledged not to close down the Chinese schools or convert them to any other type of schools.

I was personally present when former education minister TS Muhyiddin Yassin, who was then also the deputy prime minister made the pledge to a group of Chinese community leaders during campaigning for the Sungai Limau by-election in November, 2013.

That was just months after the Chinese tsunami of the last general election.

It was not the first time Muhyiddin, who is still now the deputy Umno president made such a pledge.

PM DS Najib Razak also repeatedly made similar pledge, especially in the run-up to the last general election.

The opposition parties were also promising the Chinese community the same.

In fact, they even went around telling the Chinese that the BN government was discriminating the Chinese schools.

It was one of their main selling points in the 2013 general election.

So, even if you replace the current government, you will not be able to change the current status quo of our multiple education systems.

That's why I'm of the opinion that all the huffing and puffing over the matter was such a waste of time and energy.

Anyway, have you all ever wondered why despite the existence of the Chinese schools in the country, we are still relatively at peace with one another?

Bear in mind that Bosnia, Sri Lanka, and other countries which tore themselves apart because of racial and religious differences of their people didn't have multiple school systems.

A single school system doesn't guarantee everyone will love each other very much, okay.

All those Arab countries which are now embroiled in civil strife and horrific blood letting also didn't have multiple school systems.

Maybe race relations could be better in this country, but so far, we are not yet at the level of hating each other so much that we are willing to kill one another.

Do they teach the Chinese kids to hate the Malays in such schools?

I don't think so.

Most of the Chinese schools, especially the independent ones have been around longer than the national schools.

They were set up by the Chinese migrants when they settled in this country over 100 years ago.

The schools are part of their heritage.

My mother is a product of the Chinese education system.

She studied in a Chinese school since standard one all the way  until she graduated from a university in Taiwan.


It's true that she didn't mix much with Malays until she met my father.

But she never hate the Malays or even look down on them.

I did ask her once what she thought of the Malays before she met my father, who is actually her first true Malay friend.

"I don't really have any opinion of the Malays at that time. They are just a different kind of people than us Chinese. I definitely didn't hate them," she said.

For me, it doesn't matter which type or types of schools we have as long as the end results are good.

It's the good values promoted by the schools that matter.

Maybe our educationists from the different types of school systems should sit together and come out with workable ideas on how to bridge the interaction gap between their students.

I think that's a better idea than all these wasteful debate on whether to abolish the Chinese education system.

Another solution is for all politicians to stop exploiting racial sentiments to further their ambitions....but then again, that's asking too much, isn't it?

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Jangan marah sangat kat Cina

Apa lah korang marah-marah sangat kat Cina ni.

Dia orang tak benci korang semata-mata sebab korang Melayu la.

Yang rasis tu sebenarnya tak ramai.

Macam korang Melayu juga la, ada yang rasis, tapi kebanyakannya tak pun.

Kalau korang bagus, mesti dia orang sayang.

Betul. Aku tak tipu.

Bapak aku Melayu, tapi sebab dia bagus, mak aku yang Cina bukit tu tetap sayang dia.

Okay je. Dapat anak pun cute la juga sikit-sikit.

Kalau korang tak pecaya juga kat aku, tengok video ni. Siap nangis nangis lagi dengar Melayu nyanyi.


Dah, jangan gaduh-gaduh lagi. Ni semua politik je, okay.

Beijing diary - What I told a Chinese about Malaysian Chinese

I was in Beijing for some work in late 2013.

Stayed at the Swissotel Hotel for five days.

It was early winter and there was a bit of snow falling at some parts of the city every other nights.

I didn't really like the place.

It was cold and I was bored and missing home. It was the last leg of my trip to China at that time.

The only really pleasant memory I have of that hotel was when I was smoking with my Indonesian and Filipino colleagues at a corner near the main entrance of the building.


It was our routine to hang out there several times a day for smoking sessions.

The no smoking regulation was strictly enforced at the hotel.

The corner where we smoked was also a bit sheltered from the strong cold winter wind.

The three of us enjoyed our little chit chats, especially when it involved bad mouthing our communist Chinese hosts.

They were our little bitching sessions.

Sometimes, another colleague from Vietnam who didn't smoke join us just to express his displeasure.

He claimed that the Vietnamese communists were nicer than the Chinese communists, which for me was a very hilarious thing to say.

The guy was the oldest and funniest in our gang.

Our complaints were nothing really serious though.

Difficult Internet access,  overzealous government officials, not very friendly hotel staff etc.

Actually, I didn't mind the whole thing so much.

And our Chinese hosts actually tried their best to make us comfortable.

It's just that our standard of comfort was a little bit higher than theirs, I guess.

And maybe it was partly because things were starting to get a little bit tense at South China Sea at that time where the Chinese navy was flexing its muscle over the disputed territorial claims there.

Then there was this very tall and handsome young Chinese official who tried to be friendly with me.

Whenever he saw me alone at the hotel lobby or restaurant, he would sit with me and asked me questions about Malaysia.

He was particularly interested about the Chinese community in Malaysia.

I told him the truth, of course.

Despite several policies which seemed to favour the Malays and bumiputera ethnic groups, the Chinese community is the most prosperous and advance in almost everything.

And I told him that Malaysia is the only country other than China which have a proper Chinese school system.

In his context, China includes the mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

He was impressed.

These are his exact words which I remember very well,

"That's very tolerant of your government. Do the Chinese in your country appreciate it?"

I hesitated for a few seconds before saying "Yes".

I hesitated because it was just several months after the Chinese tsunami of 2013 general election.

Despite my inclination at that moment to say "No",  I didn't, because it's not right to give the impression to a foreigner that we, Malaysians were so racially divided.

For better or worse, we are all Malaysians and we need to settle the problems among ourselves without letting outsiders' interference.

We simply have to do it that way or otherwise we would likely perish and Malaysia as we knew it may cease to exist.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Going naked

Voicey opened his latest posting today

Who after Najib? 

with this advice

"It is a Sunday. Not the best day to talk politics. Time for family, leisure and errands."

Then he did exactly the opposite and went on at length on the latest round of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad versus PM DS Najib Razak.

Funny guy.

Well, I prefer to follow that advise though.

Can't be bothered too much by all those quarrelsome people for today.

Today I'm just telling you all about my choice of motorcycle.

It's the Z250SL


Very basic naked 250cc bike.

Nothing fancy.

I was at the dealer to test the Ninja 250SL but ended up choosing its younger Z250SL sister.

It's relatively small, slim and light, which is just nice for me.

Less than 150 kg.

Very nimble.

The height is rather low which was what I'm looking for.

Top speed is just about 160 km per hour and comfortable max cruising speed about 135 km per hour.

This is how it will be as I ride home from office in the evening.


Not very fast compared to the superbikes.

Well, I needed a bike mostly to avoid getting stuck in a traffic jam as I commute daily from home to work and back.

That's all.

I have no intention of racing on it.

It's also not for the glamour convoy rides where I would have to keep up with the bigger bikes.

The bike is less than RM17,000 on the road.

All in all, it's a very manageable machine.


Saturday, 26 September 2015

Wan Dal Cha answers Salleh Said Keruak on Dr Mahathir

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had the other day wrote again about

NAJIB 

The elderly statesman basically repeated his allegations against PM DS Najib Razak and I assumed he did so with the intention of laying them down as simple as possible to make it easy for ordinary folks to understand why he is now against his once protege.

Information Minister DS Salleh Said Keruak whom I guess now is the chief defender of the prime minister dutifully answered to Dr Mahathir's assertions in his own posting,

The fallacy of who made Najib the PM 

Honestly, I didn't read Salleh's posting, even after I put the above link here.

Reading people whacking Dr Mahathir gives me heart-ache. So, nowadays I rather avoid reading such posts.

I assumed that Salleh was whacking the old man because I received the following from my old friend Wan Dal Cha which I'm publishing here in full because I believe it was actually meant for Salleh;

Salleh Said Keruak is widely seen as a political heretic for his attacks on Tun Mahathir. 

He lacks a history of putting out arguments in high-visibility setting. 

Dr Mahathir started young. 

After the Merger-Separation episode when he clashed with Lee Kuan Yew in Parliament, he authored a defining book. 

Salleh Said Keruak by comparison has never been seen as a thorough, articulate thinker.

By the time he made it as CM of Sabah under the rotation system, a notion had been conceived. 

That  he was too eager to please Anwar Ibrahim when the PKR de facto leader was DPM.

Many years on, Salleh Said Keruak is throwing desperate, callous punches way below his intellectual weight.

This is not an indictment against Salleh Said Keruak though. 

He has demonstrated courage. 

He has started writing and arguing rather inelegantly. 

Umno has not nurtured too many thoughtful personalities. 

This is the very culture that has foisted on the nation the likes of Jamal Sg Besar, Noh Omar, and Tengku Adnan. 

They have made their names by being thuggish, sadly so.

Our advice to Salleh Said Keruak is to train his words and energy at compatible targets. 

He should keep going.

To start with this new opposition alliance is bent on installing Anwar Ibrahim as their prime ministerial candidate.

They have loudly and undemocratically argued that the moment they clinch power, they will junta-style break the prison and make Anwar Ibrahim prime minister.

That is a more menacing assault on democracy and justice than the ongoing political conversation we are  having. 

Dr Mahathir has asked some questions. 

Answer them. 

Don't vilify him and his legacy, Salleh Said Keruak.

Malay heroes

Ever since I started blogging, I identify myself more as a Muslim Malay.

Most DAP cybertroopers who hang out at this blog see me as a Chinese-hating Malay racist.

Well, actually I'm not.

As I previously wrote, I love my Chinese mother, my Chinese grandparents, my Chinese cousins, my Chinese aunties, etc.

I even love my Chinese ex despite him being such a bastard.

How can I hate the Chinese when the only one I have ever allowed to.....well never mind....I think you all got my point.

Still, I like the Malay side of myself very much.

Being Malay is unique, because I think there are so few of us in this world as compared to the billions of Chinese.

My ex once told me that his younger sister thought that I'm sort of an exotic girl just because I'm a Malay and dating her brother who is quite a common Ah Beng Ah Seng type.

Well, that's until she found out that I'm as sepet as her and she actually only out-Chinese me because she eats pork while I'm not.

Nonetheless, I made it a point to speak in Malay whenever I was speaking to his elderly parents and in English to his siblings.

They can't speak Mandarin anyway and my Cantonese is rather pathetic.

I quite miss his kind and gentle mother now that I don't go to his family home anymore.

Whatever it is, I was definitely proud of being sort of a Malay.

My Malay hero back then was former Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, who is a really good leader and principled man.

Every time someone accused all Malay leaders in Umno as being corrupt, I would point them to Ghani and said that's one Umno Malay leader who is incorruptible.

But these days I find it a bit harder to be proud of being a Malay.

I think the latest Malay role models are less than inspiring.

In fact, most of them are quite dodgy characters.

There is this Red-shirts leader Jamal ikan bakar Sekinchan who was arrested last night in connection with the planned rally at Petaling Street today.


Then of course we have Ibrahim Ali of Perkasa,


And also this really weird character Rani Kulup of the "kipidap" fame,


Really not much choice isn't it?

Unless of course if you all don't mind KJ very much....


Not bad ehh....

So macho and manly.

I know, a lot of people still can't forgive him for those fourth floor days,,,,but really, who else are there other than KJ?

Well, there's this Kedah MB, seen here joining the kampung folks cutting up meat on Hari Raya Haji,


But some of you already branded his father as a liar and traitor to Islam, Malays and Malaysia.

So, if the father is like that then I guess the same goes for the son as their ancestry was even traced all the way back to the traitor Mendeliar Kutty who sold out the Malacca Sultanate to the invading Portuguese in 1511.

Errr....actually, I don't believe such bullshit but you all can read about it here,

Mendacious Mendeliar 

So how Malays?

Thursday, 24 September 2015

A sad Raya Haji

This comment came in my last posting just now and I think it deserves a highlight,


Excuse me for this sombre talk when Annie deserves light ones during the Hari Raya break, but one suggestion that whoever has contacts with the Saudi Embassy or top guns in the Saudi government may relay (I have none and too lazy to write in their official website, even if there's one -

the 300+ deaths (figures as at 8.30 pm - 700 at 9.30 news?) due to a stampede among the Hajj pilgrims (this year 3 million) while stoning the devil in Meena. Several hundred also died in 2006 and 1200+ in 1999 in the same place during the same occasion:

the suggestion:

1. add more cctv cameras in Meena, assign officers specifically to look at specific tv screens showing the Meena stoning-the-devil ceremony (3 million during 24 hours, like 100,000 per hour - correctness of this to be verified)

2. those officers to closely observe any sign of panic at any point during the walk to the actual stone throwing spot, such signs to be based on tv footage of past death-causing stampedes -

3. any sign at all, sound the alarm or siren that all pilgrims must have been told before hand to stop walking completely, stand on the same spot, don't move, until another siren indicates they may resume walking

Lives must be saved. Yes, many pilgrims want to die in the Holy Land but surely not by being trampled upon during stampedes. The stone-throwing incidents there have caused worse fatalities than Al Qaeda attacks, against which the Saudi authorities have readied many thousands security personnel trained in countering and putting down such attacks.

Credit to the Saudi authorities for significant and all--the-time improvements to facilities for the pilgrims. But deaths from stampedes must be avoided and all preventive measures must be put in place.

Al Fatihah to those who perished to day.

Thanks Anon.
I hope the suggestions are heard and acted upon by the relevant authorities.
Meanwhile, it was reported that,

No Malaysians involved in pilgrims stampede in Mina


Raya Haji blues

I'm spending Raya Haji today on my own.

My father is in Klang to be with some relatives while my mother drove back to my hometown Kluang early this morning to spend time with my grandmother.

Ma wanted me to go with her but I decided to stay back in KL.

She went balik kampung with my cousin aunties, who live in Cheras instead.

I just wanted to spend the long weekend resting.

I also wanted to check out other options for my plan to buy a motorcycle tomorrow.

They are the CBR250R....


...and the Ninja 250SL


My ex said he will go with me to check out the bikes.

See lah how.

Today I just want to laze around the house.

Sorry, no politics today.

No energy for it.

Peace.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

A good old doctor

Managing that last posting about the good doctor from Malacca makes me feel like posting this rather old documentary by History Channel.

To remind myself of who is actually this old doctor, who some now labelled as a traitor to his religion, race and country.



Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Please give the good doctor what he wants (updated with video)

I met a handsome doctor, who is a neurosurgeon the other day.

He has a practice at one of the private hospitals in Malacca.

The neurosurgeon used to work for many years at several government hospitals.

He left to set up his own practice because of reasons I'm not at liberty to disclose here.

He nonetheless told me that he loves working in a government hospital because he get to save more lives there.

Despite the lower income compared to having his own private practice, he enjoyed having more patients at the big hospitals.

"Many of those patients can't afford to go to private hospitals, so I think I can do more good in a government hospital," he said.

The guy said he had recently volunteered to perform surgeries at a government hospital.

The problem is that the hospital doesn't have proper

Craniotomy


equipment necessary for him to perform those surgeries.

The hospital had since applied to the Health Ministry for an allocation to purchase the equipment.

The guy appeared quite excited at the prospect of being able to help out at the hospital.

"They don't even have to pay me. Just get the equipment and I will do my best in the OT (operation theater)," he said.

I hope one of the big shots at the Health Ministry will read this and help out to get the budget for the hospital to get the equipment needed by the neurosurgeon.

Please check which hospital in Malacca had recently applied for the equipment.

I don't want to give too many details here as i don't want the neurosurgeon to get in trouble for telling me all these.

Just imagine how many lives could be saved if the guy can help out at the hospital.

All those poor patients can get faster treatment.

The neurosurgeon told me the needed equipment could costs less than RM100,000.

I don't think that's too expensive considering the benefits which could be derived from it.

To the Health Ministry people who read this and willing to help, thank you very much.

Hopefully, the hospital can have the equipment as soon as possible.

The neurosurgeon performing a surgery. The guy is very good with his work.
This video recording is from an actual surgery performed by the neurosurgeon. That's craniotomy procedure.

video


(Note: The guy doesn't know I'm a blogger. He doesn't read blogs)

Dr Mahathir is our father

I didn't do any posting yesterday.

Was reading the other blogs as usual before writing my daily posting.

Read this one by The Sea Demon,

Mendacious Mendeliar 

and it made me really sad.

Suddenly felt so demotivated, and decided not to write.

Was telling myself, "What's the point?"

I wish Sea Demon didn't call Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad such names.

I know it's his right to say anything he wanted but I still don't think anyone should go overboard in condemning the elderly statesman who had done so much for this country.

Yes, it's war and everything but do we have to go to that extreme?

As much as I dislike the Umno rebels calling PM DS Najib Razak all sorts of vile names, I also hate it whenever Najib's people went overboard when they attacked Dr Mahathir.

Dr Mahathir is 90 years old.

He dedicated his life to this country.

He is the father of all Malaysians.

At least that's how I see him.

I will never believe that Dr Mahathir wanted to betray us Malaysians, who is his own children.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Annie was right about Khaled

Do you remember when I wrote this,


when some Umno rebels thought Johor Menteri Besar DS Mohamed Khaled Nordin was to lead them in an uprising to topple party president DS Najib Razak?


Well, this is today's report

Johor Umno’s reformation shows support for party president, says Khaled


I rest my case.

Well, once in a while I got it right.

Najib is indeed secured in his position as Prime Minister at least until the next general election.

Okay, I'm tired.

Just got back in KL.

Going to sleep now.

Good night.

How the racial mess started

Silat 

is now the official national art of self-defense.

PM DS Najib Razak announced this on Friday night at a gathering of about 15,000 silat exponents at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur.

The gathering was fresh from the Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu rally a few days earlier where Pesaka, the umbrella body of silat associations in the country was the main organiser.

The rally , originally dubbed Himpunan Maruah Melayu was to counter the Bersih 4.0 rally, which was dominated by participants from the Chinese community.

At the gathering of silat exponents, Najib was reported by Astro Awani as saying that,

"Red Shirt rally", was the rise of the Malays to defend their dignity and national leaders 

excerpts;

Speaking before 15,000 members of Pesaka from all over the country, Najib said: "Slapped once, we did not do anything. The second time...nothing...the third time...nothing...but the fourth time had crossed the limit. Malays also have rights.

"The Malays will stand up when their pride is scarred, when their leader is insulted, condemned and humiliated. It's enough, do not repeat such vengeful acts," he said.


I think most people may assume that Najib, as Umno president has now make it clear that the Malays can go on their own at running the country if the other communities were not willing to respect them as the majority and dominant race in this country.

Well, too bad for MCA, MIC and other non-Malay or non-bumiputera based parties in the BN coalition.

Actually, I'm sad that it has come to this.

But, I also think that Najib has no other choice than to take such a stand.

He was being whacked left, right and centre of late and when such an opportunity arises, he grabbed it to his advantage.

Who could blame him for that.

In my opinion, the Chinese, or to be more exact, the DAP gave Najib the Malay unity lifeline.

Bersih 4.0 was a rally too far for them.

Still, bear in mind that the seeds of all these racial posturing were actually planted way back before the last general election in 2013.

The racial sentiments played by DAP to whip up support among the Chinese community in the run-up to the general election was too obvious to deny.

There was DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who while speaking in front of thousands of Chinese called upon them to go against the Barisan Nasional government as he contended that they were being treated as second, third, fourth or even fifth class citizens.

Remember that Guan Eng?

Then there were other race based issues being brought up to further inflame, especially the Chinese sentiments.

They even accused BN, or to be more exact Umno of practicing apartheid to oppress the Chinese who are the most prosperous and advanced community in the country.

I was in Johor at that time and I felt the surge of anger among the Chinese electorate as the DAP's campaign built up to a crescendo in the final weeks before the general election.

The mammoth crowd of up to 300,000 people, mostly Chinese, at DAP campaign gatherings in Taman Sutera in Skudai was the ultimate show of force in the fight for the crucial battle for Gelang Patah.

I was in the thick of it.

Former Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman who was about to retire from politics was roped in back by Najib to stand against Guan Eng's father, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang in the Chinese majority constituency.


It was the first time an Umno leader was fielded in such an area.

I wonder if current Johor Menteri Besar DS Mohamad Khaled Nordin would ever be willing to do the same.

I learnt that the aim of fielding Ghani against Kit Siang was to stem the Chinese electoral tide which at that time was building into a tsunami.

It was an appeal to the Chinese community, especially in Gelang Patah - here is a good moderate Malay leader who had done a lot for you. Please choose him over a Chinese leader who had done nothing except telling you all to topple the Malay-led government.

It was an impossible mission.

Ghani was wiped out by the Chinese tsunami on May 5, 2013.

Admittedly, I was emotional when I wrote this the next morning,

The end of moderation

The posting remained as the the most read of this blog's for over a year.

Regular readers of this blog may noticed though that I had somewhat calmed down since then.

Several other moderate Malay leaders suffered the same fate as Ghani.

One of them was TS Mohd Ali Rustam, then the Chief Minister of Malacca.

Ali is the chairman of Pesaka which organised the Red-shirt rally.

He made it plain after the general election that the Chinese voters in the constituency which he contested betrayed him despite his good track record as the Chief Minister and the friendship he supposedly enjoyed with members of the Malaccan Chinese community.

I remember Ali being quite bitter about it.

Unlike Ghani, who never publicly blamed the Chinese electorate of Gelang Patah for his defeat, Ali didn't mince his words about it.

I have the opportunity of talking to Ghani several times over these past two and a half years since the last general election and not once did he say any unkind word about the role of the Chinese in ending his political career at such an unpleasant note.

He merely blamed DAP's racialist tactics for what happened.

But not all of those moderate Malay leaders are like Ghani.

Most became hardliners like Ali after the Chinese tsunami.

DPM DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who was previously never really known to be a Malay champion suddenly became sorts of one after making some tough remarks in defence of what supposedly Malays' rights.

The Umno vice-president went on to be elevated to what he is now on the ticket of being a Malay hardliner.

It's the popular stance to take among Umno leaders now.

As it turned out, even Najib, who is the most moderate of them all has turned tough.

Well, it can be argued that he is being so to divert the public attention from his many problems, but still, the fact remains that we now have a set of Malay leaders who are hardliners running the show.

The moderate Malay leaders were either swept away by the Chinese tsunami of 2013 or transformed by it.

Bersih 4.0 actually completed the process when it prompted the Red-shirts backlash which cemented the positions of the Malay hardliners.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Drive safe

Almost had an accident last night.

Was driving quite fast along the East Coast Highway when it happened.

At a stretch not far from the Maran interchange, I decided to slow down a bit.

I was tired.

Was doing between 140 and 150 km per hour.

I just let go off the accelerator and eased into the left lane.

The car was slowing down but still going about 120 and 130 km per hour when I realised there was a huge trailer in front of me.

My bad eyesight must be worse now that I only noticed the trailer just about 100 meters away.

Of course it was dark.

The trailer was crawling at very low speed and looked almost as if it was at a standstill.

My reflex instantly told my brain that it was too close and if I brake, I would still smash into the back of the trailer.

I swerved to the right lane but because the car was still going quite fast, I had to immediately correct it's direction so not to smash into the rail-guard of the divider.

To my horror, I over-corrected and the car started to veer towards the trailer again.

I instinctively applied the break and swung the steering back slightly to the right.

I missed the trailer by mere few centimeters, I think.

If I had smashed into the trailer, this blog would most probably soon be listed under Rocky's R.I.P section of his blog roll.

It was all really very scary.

After calming down, I told myself that I need to be more careful.

Shouldn't drove that fast, especially with my bad eyesight.

Reminded myself to slow down from then on.

Speed kills, okay.

Just resting today at this peaceful place of my good friend.

Maybe I'll go to the nearby beach later.

For the moment, I just want to advise you all and especially myself not to drive too fast.

Take it easy guys.

Drive safe.

For entertainment, here's a song, the autistic son of my friend keeps singing,


The boy lives in his own world but he seems to love Green Day very much.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Freedom is for everyone....the good, the bad and the ugly

Nothing really new on the political front today.

Only this one drew my interest,

Red-shirts rally organisers agree to pay RM50,000 clean up cost 


I think it's good that they are willing to pay.

It makes them not so bad.

I hope the Bersih people will do the same.

Bersih need to be consistent with their stand.

After all, they are supposed to be the good guys.

Their chairman Maria Chin Abdullah should also not make conflicting statements such as these,


Freedom of expression and speech should go both ways.

In America, even the racist Ku Klux Klan have the right to voice their hate towards the black people.

That's freedom for you, actually.

You cannot say you have the right to say what you like but those who oppose you don't have the same right, no matter how wrong they are.

Anyway, as I had stated previously, I wish both sides didn't have those rallies.

They are not going to settle anything.

To the Bersih people : If you don't like PM DS Najib Razak and his Umno gang, just don't vote for them in the next general election.

To the Red-shirts Melayu : If you don't like the Chinese, don't vote for any of the Chinese candidates whether they are from DAP, MCA, Gerakan or any other party.

No need to get all worked up like now.

It's a waste of energy and time.

Rallies don't make this country any better.

It's just for syiok-syiok only. Nice for ego and that's about it.

These rallies will only work if we Malaysians are really oppressed and living a hard life.

For now, I still think things are not too bad.

The fancy kopitiams are still full of customers, pubs and clubs are opened, designers' clothes are still selling, etc.

No one can claim of being starved in this country...yet.

There are also still too many foreigners coming here to make a living, from the Indonesian domestic helpers and Nepalese security guards to those mat sallehs who hang out at the expensive watering holes in Bangsar.

And the government's machineries are still functioning with things done mostly without us having to bribe the civil servants....almost all of the time.

Some people are complaining that things are pricier now, but still,  I think they are still affordable.

It's up for us to make the adjustments.

We cannot complain of suffering just because now we can only afford to have fancy Japanese dinner once a month instead of every week previously.

Really. If you are really suffering, please tell us all how you suffer in the comment section below.

Maybe Najib and Rosmah will read your comments and find it genuine that they will do something about it or at least maybe donate some money to you.

Okay, I'm leaving office now.

Driving out-station tonight.

Need to get out of KL for the weekend.

Really cannot tahan this place.

Stuffy and depressing.

Here's a bit of music and clips from a very good movie for your entertainment,



Peace.

Bikes better than politics....sometimes

It's past midnight and I still can't sleep.

Don't feel like writing politics though.

Of late, it's a depressing subject.

Just look at these headlines by Bernama,

Malays Will Not Remain Quiet When Dignity Is Challenged - Zahid

Organisers Of United People's Gathering Did Not Get RM3 Million Cheque From Najib

If I write about those as according to what's in my heart, I will surely get whacked and labelled this and that.

I'm tired of all that.

Not worth my time, energy and mental health.

I may as well write about something else until I'm really sleepy.

Something fun.

Ok, earlier in the morning, I was caught in a quite bad traffic jam on my way to office.

Someone then suggested for me to get myself a motorcycle.

I used to ride when I was a bit younger.

I was not however one of those glamourous lady superbikers.

Mine was one of those smaller motorcycles which were more practical for everyday use.

You don't ride a superbike to the wet market, okay.

I'm too small to ride those big bikes anyway.

But still, I think I could had outraced most of the ladies and men on bigger bikes through KL congested traffic as my smaller bike was nimbler.

I rode a motorcycle not for fun like those glamour girls but because it was the most convenient mode of transportation available to me at that time.

I'm now seriously considering to buy myself a motorcycle as suggested by my friend.

Since I'm staying quite far from my workplace, I thought of getting myself a slightly bigger bike than what I used to ride back then.

Don't think I want to ride a kapchai for that distance everyday.

I need something which is not too big or too small.

Considered several options, and my top choice for now is this KTM 250



With me on the bike, it should look a bit like this,


Of course I'm not as pretty as those girls, but it illustrates that the bike could be managed by a lady.

It should costs about RM20k.

Need to check with my financial controller first whether I can afford it.

If I can afford it, then I can save myself from getting stuck in the traffic jams and paying the stupid tolls.

Eh, sleepy already.

Shit...almost 2am.

I better go to sleep.

Good night....errr morning....

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Rallies could be a new Malaysian culture

I have to admit that the Maruah Melayu Rally today was a success.

Maybe it didn't restore the Malays' dignity which its organisers claimed they were championing, but in term of turn-out, it seems to match the rival Bersih 4.0 which was dominated by members of the Chinese community.

You can read the report here,

Himpunan Rakyat Bersatu attracts huge crowd 


I'm still against street rallies though, either it be in red or yellow.

But I guess these rallies will from now on be a new culture of our society.

Maybe we are indeed now matured enough to have these rallies without destroying our country.

After all, the rallies have ended peacefully.

There was a commotion at Petaling Street today, but I guess that's an isolated incident.

The main body of the protest had abided by the laws and that was good.

I'm also glad that they turned up in a big enough number that they didn't embarass the Malays whom they said they represent.

Still, I'm worried over where all these are leading us Malaysians.

It looks very much like we are becoming more racially polarised than ever.

The rally today, despite it's Malay rights undertone being somewhat muted by the organisers, was still meant to tell the Chinese who dominated the rival Bersih 4.0 rally that the Malays are still in charge of this country.

That's to me is not a good indication of what the future lies for this multi-racial country.

The leaders among us must do something to stop this phenomenon.

I really hope that they realise what's going on and the danger of what's coming if the trend continues.

I think they really need to sit down and talk instead of shouting at each other just to further their political agenda.

Those rallies may be relatively peaceful now but I'm still not comfortable about it being a new element in our culture.

There are a lot of negative vibes about it which I feel could eventually harm this country.

Happy birthday



Monday, 14 September 2015

Don't let the bigots and political opportunists win

What I was worried will happen because of the planned Maruah Melayu rally is beginning to happen.

The rumour mongering is going at full swing now.

My mother just now forwarded to me a message she received from her friend.

She asked me to put it in this blog and tell people not to believe it,

This is the message;

Forward from Trekker: I was in FRIM just now and they were having a parade practice for sept 16. There were a lot of fiery speech's. A big part of it contains were very seditious contents calling for violence against Chinese and to kill Chinese. I would believe other groups would be as bad or even worst. So the threat of violence on the day is very real. It is best to advoid going out on 16/9. You may even want to stock some necessities
"Fren just came back fr a talk by tony pua. Tony pua said pls stay at home on sept 16. Certain party try to create unrest n declare emergency n arrest the opposition for creating unrest. Stay home so not give chances for "them" to achieve their mischief. Pls spread among ur frens.
Above from an ex colleague in KL
All Indian and Chinese Friends,
Pls pass the word around to all your friends, brothers and relatives.
There are groups in every state trying to agitate and pick fights with Indian and Chinese  youths. This will help to start a racially motivated riot and spread through the country.
They just need a small issue of even a motorcycle accident to start a fight.
Pls ask all Indians and Chinese  to stay calm and avoid any misunderstanding no matter how small.
For the time being be humble, helpful, even apologize.
Let's let this red shirt issue pass. So that they cannot divert the attention on racial issues and concentrate on our PM's cheating, lying and other cases.
Pls stay calm. Forward this to all Indian and Chinese youths ad they have been targeted for the racial conflict to start.

I'm against the rally from the start.

For me, it's just some politicians playing the racial card to be popular.

Now there are people, such as those who spread the message above, who use the rally to paint the picture of Malays as being an intolerant and arrogant race.

Malays are also being depicted as being prone to violence.

I felt very bad that the police and KL City Hall had given the organisers their approval to hold the rally.

Nonetheless, I knew that the authorities may have no choice as the political pressure on them to let the rally happen may be very intense after the Bersih 4.0 rally.

Whatever it is, I hope the rally is going to be really confined to the Padang Merbok where it had been designated and there will be no marching around.

Maybe if the participants can really be disciplined and abide by the laws, they can negate the bad image being painted about them by people such as the ones spreading the above message.

I did ask my mother how she responded to her friend upon receiving the message.

She said she is not in a habit of sharing any unverified information via social media.

"I told my friend that we will be helping the red shirt gang by painting the Malays, who are our Malaysian brothers and sisters as racists and instigating fear among our own Chinese community," she said.

I'm proud of my mother.

Last wish

I have been at the deathbed of three people.

I love all of them.

They have the same last wish from the ones they were about to leave behind.

Love and forgiveness.

Nothing else seemed to matter to them.

At that moment, all the glories of this world meant nothing.

One of them cried to me, asking for someone he thought he didn't love anymore to be there.

He wanted to ask for the person's forgiveness over the wrong which he did many years earlier.

He passed away a few days later.

The person he wanted to see for the last time never came.

I'm not sure if that person ever forgive him.

One day, when I'm about to die, I will probably be hoping for the same thing.

I hope I can die without regrets and be forgiven for all the wrongs that I did.

I wish I can die with all those whom I love, still love me in return.


I will want to thank them for their love before I close my eyes.

The rest, I will leave to Allah.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

About Chinese ladies married to Malays

The haze seems so thick today that I decided to stay at home all day.

I hope the haze will be extra thick on Sept 16 so that the planned Maruah Melayu Rally will have to be cancelled.

Honestly, I'm a bit scared of it now.

My grandmother who is now at my aunt's place in Singapore called and told my mother to stock up canned food and other stuff at home.

Just in case, she said.

She remembers May 13 1969.

My mother said she will do so but hasn't go to the nearby Tesco yet.

I think she's bluffing my grandmother.

After all, she is married to a Malay.

Why should she worry.

If some Malay rempit boys come to her and shout "Hey Cina! Pegi balik Tongsan!",my mother would probably reply "Ikan Tongsan memang sedap dimakan. Awak apa masaalah?"


Bersih chairman Maria Chin Abdullah was married to a Malay too.

She got three Malay sons. Well, that's what she said about the status of her boys. I don't think she needs to worry too.

You can read Maria's story at the now defunct portal Nutgraph,

Maria Chin Abdullah


How can Malays hate someone who converted to Islam and marry one of them?

Maria is not like Ambiga.

She's nicer and never tried to build a personality cult for herself.

Chinese are not so bad, okay.

They can be irritating sometimes, but most of the time they are quite docile and only care to work hard to do well in this country.

Malays really can be friends with them....even marry them.

See, even our navy boys who are mostly Malays are being friends with Chinese navy boys.

Chinese navy fleets leave for China-Malaysia military drill


Okay, I'm trying to have a restful Sunday.

My ex even sent me a Wassap message earlier in the morning advising me to do just that.

He doesn't love me anymore, but he still cares.

I'm contented.

But still....

This is the song I used to sing to him when he still loves me....I still sing it sometimes.


I don't think my ex really understand what I was singing to him about.

He mostly listens to Chinese songs.

Real Cina bukit one.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Haze by the river, prayers for the pilgrims, congrats Singapore

My fishing trip today was spoilt by the haze.

This is what it looked like at the river,


The uncle who was supposed to take us upstream in his boat advised us to cancel our plan.

"In this haze, you'll only catch flu, not fish," he said.

The API reading of the area today was at as unhealthy level of 147.

I wish the Indonesians can stop burning their Sumateran forests.

Well, so much for fishing.

We ended up eating steamed kerapu fish, grilled prawns and fried sweet potatoe leaves at a restaurant by the river.

Oh, and the iced kedondong asam boi drink was heavenly.

Despite the no fishing, the trip to the river was not so bad.

I was happy.

Reached home about 5pm.

Meanwhile, on the news front, the crane tragedy in Mecca late yesterday was so shocking.

Condolences and prayers for the victims.

Hopefully the Malaysian pilgrims who are still missing will be found safe.

Then there's the PAP's landslide victory in the Singapore general election.

Congratulations to Lee Hsien Loong and all Singaporeans for a smooth and peaceful electoral process.

I think they made the right choice.

If I'm a Singaporean, I would have voted PAP too.

They have a clean and efficient government for half a century since independence, why then they need to change it?

Okay, Singaporeans tend to be a bit skima (not cool) because of the tight control of their life by the PAP government, but they seemed happy with it.

A bit of complaints here and there, but generally they appeared satisfied with their life....maybe more satisfied than Malaysians.

For one thing, they have a better football team than ours.

And of course they have a really nice and handsome PM,


Friday, 11 September 2015

Friday bitching

It's a slow day at the office.

Doing nothing much.

Don't even feel like writing anything serious.

Just not in the mood.

I'm also really bored of the ding dong Umno civil war.

Whenever I posted something on it, I got quite a number of really stupid comments.

I just spiked off the rubbish as I don't want to clutter up the pages.

Normally, I'm quite tolerant, but somehow of late I just don't have the patience for them anymore.

If those monkeys really hate me and this blog, I wonder why they bothered to come here in the first place.

It's not as if this blog is of any significance or "powerful"like all those prominent blogs.

As I have often wrote, this is just an insignificant anonymous blog where I write things as according to my whims and fancies.

It's not even an authority of anything.

In fact, it's actually just a fun blog for me and my thoughts.

Maybe those monkeys got no real life and get their kicks by disturbing me.

I suggest they go to facebook, twitter, instegram etc.

There, they can have really meaningful intellectual discussion.

I don't have any active account in those other social media platforms.

This blog is my only little space in the cyberspace.

I prefer writing here because I don't feel that I'm imposing my thoughts on others unlike if I use the other social media platforms.

For instance, you write something on your facebook wall and it appears on other people's wall and they would have to read it whether they like it or not.

I don't like that concept of forcing people to read what I wrote.

You have to come to this blog to read it.

The choice is yours.

If you think this blog is no good, then don't come here.

I'm not forcing anyone to read it nor did I profit from it.

It's as easy as that.

It's a simple concept, okay.

Okay, having bitched about all that, here is a beautiful song for all the nice people who read this blog,


To the not nice people, please go away and bother the powerful prominent bloggers instead.

I'm packing my stuff now to go home.

So looking forward for this weekend.

I'm going fishing tomorrow.

Hope you all will have an enjoyable weekend too.

Ciao.

Being angry, especially with old people is counterproductive

Woke up early and straight away got into a debate with someone at breakfast.

The lady is pro-establishment and supports DS Najib Razak.

She was angry with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for attacking the PM.


"Tun is an old man, don't get angry with him lah," I said.

I told the lady that being angry wouldn't solve anything.

"Don't you know that most of those who fought this Umno civil war are doing it due to personal interests?

"Very few of them actually think about the future of Umno or even the country," I rambled.

The way I see it,  most of the people on both sides have something at stake or a score to settle.

They attack Dr Mahathir or Najib, depending on which side they were on, not really because of the country or the party, but because they got something to gain if their side wins.

That's the sad reality of this ongoing Umno civil war.

That's why bystanders should not get too emotional about it

The angry lady was puzzled why then that I defended Dr Mahathir.

She knew that I was never really a Mahathirist.

In fact, I never even have a conversation with the man unlike most of the bloggers now fighting for both sides of the warring factions.

"It's because we can't afford to burn bridges now. BN (Barisan Nasional) will need every single votes it can get for the next general election and that includes those of Dr Mahathir's supporters.

"If you whack the old man now, than those votes will be lost."

"But Tun is being too much. He didn't think about all that when he started attacking Najib," replied the angry lady.

"Tun is an old man. Old man should be allowed to say anything that he wants. If you want to defend Najib, then go ahead and do so, but don't whack the old man. Whacking an old man wouldn't make you look good," I said.

Yeah, why can't they let the handsome old man says whatever he wanted to say?

They should just do the right things and let the good outcome answers  Dr Mahathir.

And of course don't steal people's money and such as alleged.

If there were mistakes, then just apologise, explain how the mistakes happened, and correct them. That's all.

Just make it plain and easy for the people to understand why certain things needed to be done the way they were.

It's actually quite simple.

We can do without all these aggravations.

The worst are those who thrive on adding fuel to the fire.

The people should not listen to these batu api (instigators) who are doing it out of self interest.

Everyone needs to be cool instead of getting all riled up.

Okay, I need to get ready for work now.

Have a good Friday everyone.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Najib chose to be soft as the hardliners dug in

In my previous posting


I argued that

If Muhyiddin stays as a party leader, the rebels will see it as a victory for them and it will encourage them to continue the fight.

I don't think Najib will let this happen.


But yesterday Najib decided not to act against his estranged party deputy.

He must had realised that the time was not right to sack Muhyiddin and his other critics at the party's highest level as the sentiment against him was still very strong.

Najib may also be aware of the danger of relying too much on DS Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, the new deputy prime minister and Home minister, who is now the only one with the real capability and instruments to oust him.

After all, some of Zahid's people have of late becoming rather blatant in displaying their ambition.

Anyway, the hundreds of Muhyiddin's supporters, mostly from Johor who gathered at the vicinity of the party headquarters at Putra World Trade Centre yesterday may also reacted in an unprecedented manner should their leader be removed from his party posts.

I believe Najib has managed to buy some time to strengthen his position by not removing Muhyiddin now.

It was even reported that

Johor Umno grassroots praise Najib



But the fact that Muhyiddin remains as deputy president means the rebellion against Najib will continue with a purpose.

The 68-year-old leader was the rebels' only viable hope as Najib's replacement.

It was indeed a celebration for them yesterday.

I first saw this video at Apanama blog last night,


In case you are wondering what was that song they were singing, that's Johor Umno's anthem.

And this is what Apanama blog has to say about yesterday

Timbalan Presiden Umno selamat, Presiden Umno ikut 'lorong tikus'

The hardliners in Najib's camp must have been unhappy with their boss' decision not to decisively act against Muhyiddin and the other dissenters.

They had immediately after the meeting yesterday told their troops to ramp up the attacks against the rebels.

Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK) appeared to be very well briefed as usual.

This is what he wrote just a few hours after the Umno supreme council meeting

Muhyiddin admits there is a conspiracy


excerpts,

What is interesting is that while Muhyiddin admitted that he is aware of the conspiracy, he did not explain why he kept quiet and did not bring it to the attention of the Prime Minister considering that the number two should be covering the number one’s back.
It is like a security guard at the bank telling the police that he was aware that a robbery was going to take place but he is not involved in the robbery — he just did nothing to stop the robbery.
What was the reason Muhyiddin kept his mouth shut? Did they threaten him that if he revealed the conspiracy then he, too, would be brought down? Or was he promised that if the conspiracy succeeds then he would become the beneficiary by taking over the job of Prime Minister?
Anyway, if they do go ahead with the plan to table a vote of no confidence against Najib in Parliament next month the answer to those questions would be revealed. If Muhyiddin refuses to join the vote then he is definitely not involved in or is part of that conspiracy. If, however, he joins the no confidence vote, then he is definitely with the anti-Najib group.
I asked my friend Wan Dal Cha, who is a pacifist in this ongoing Umno civil war for his opinion and this is what he said to me via Wassap;

Awal2 lagi (Immediately) someone in Najib's outfit has already tipped off RPK on some of the things discussed at the MKT (supreme council meeting). About a conspiracy. RPK fully intends to deepen the intrigue. And he is getting lots of help.

There was indeed an investigation. Semua orang tahu (Everyone knows that). It was not a conspiracy. And yes they briefed Muhyiddin as the second in command because the No 1 was being investigated.

The nation has gone past this particular phase. Move on..

Tak pa..pelan2..(It's okay. Be cool about it)