Sunday 28 February 2016

Singing like Singaporeans

Another Sunday.

Should not be a day to get all stressed up.

So, this is going to be a short one.

Yesterday, someone asked me how to live in Malaysia now that things have changed.

The guy is young and live most of his adult life in the free internet era.

Told him that Malaysians who want to continue living a good life need to do these from now onwards:

1. Conform

2. Do not complain or protest

3. Be very careful about trusting anyone

4. Learn to work within the bureaucracy

5. Obey the laws and instructions of the authorities

6. Be on the safe side of things.

If those are too difficult, get ready to migrate...if you can la.

Well, that's all I can think of.

It's not so bad okay.

As I said, it's now just a bit like Singapore.

It's even tighter here actually, but I think Singaporeans are still happy the way they are.

I went around here in Singapore yesterday and I saw many happy looking people.

They seem happier than the people of Lim Guan Eng's Penang, I think.

Maybe freedom is overrated after all.

Look at our country after relative freedom for the past 20 years...all messed up.

That's what happened when we were free to say whatever we want.

Especially when the hate mongers who simply can't stand people of various races and religions living peacefully together were not countered properly by the good guys.

It's just too bad.

Now the authorities simply take those freedom in Singapore.

But never mind, we Malaysians really can learn from Singaporeans, now that things have changed back like in the old days in our country.

I'm quite sure we will get used to the whole thing soon.

Okay, enough of the serious nonsense.

I just want to hang out and relax at the beautiful park near my aunt's place later.

Public parks in Singapore are the best. Not a single leaf out of place :)

My cousins and me are going to have BBQ there.

It's going to be fun...and hopefully it will not rain.

See, it's okay to be like the Singaporeans.

And with that, here's a song for your Sunday entertainment;


  1. "Especially when the hate mongers who simply can't stand people of various races and religions living peacefully together were not countered properly by the good guys."

    Return to the Prophetic tradition of Wisdom or Hikmah


  2. Annie,

    I think the two countries are very different.

    On our side, we have a deeply corrupt govt that is trying to plug all the holes in a rapidly sinking ship. The fact is that all the truth about the donation scandals and 1MDB is going to be exposed fully over the next 24 months. Both BNM & MACC wanted action to be taken, but the "stopgap" 24 hour fella covered up.

    It doesn't matter.

    The entire web of these scandals passes through Swiss, UK, UAE and US banks. The evidence is mainly overseas, not here. They cannot sabotage it. The truth is coming. As it is, nobody trusts the lies we have been told. The govt's trust level is at about 30%, Najib's approval is at 23%. He is clinging on simply by abusing the laws and creating new ones.

    So if we want to remain silent and docile, we can. But then they will just abuse the system even more. Do you think anyone behind the Yapeim scandal or 500 others like it will ever be punished if we do not change? With no checks and balances, they will rob the country blind.

    So this is the reality: Najib is on a sinking raft with a few crooked MTU henchmen, a few corrupt law enforcement officials, some hangers-on, and some dedak-eating bloggers.

    That's it.

    That's why I respect Tun for not standing by and simply taking it. If he can lead the charge at 90 plus, let's follow him. And let's support TSMY, Shafie, etc. History will show they were right.

    If they jail Tun, then there are millions more to take his place. And there are far more Malaysians not on Najib's sinking raft, than on it. That is the most important fact.

    If we don't speak up, then whose fault is it when the country is stolen just to feed the corrupt pockets of a few?

  3. Annie,snap la gambar park kat situ banyak2 pastu tempek kat blog nie.Nak tengok jugak pemandangan kat sana.Tak pernah pi singapore.

  4. "..hate mongers who simply can't stand people of various races and religions living peacefully together were not countered properly by the good guys"
    How to counter the hate monger when the hate monger & disciples bombard one back with repetitive mantras about the person's hate targets. Repeating like a person on the way to an asylum...

    1. One "sh soh" comes to mind when it comes to hate mongering among races and religion

  5. Annie,

    I think it is naive to say that Singapore is better than Malaysia because of tighter controls on freedom of speech.

    One reality is that Singapore does not tolerate corruption and abuses of power.

    Many of their politicians and bureaucrats are highly disciplined and ethical.

    We don't see ostentatious displays of wealth by their politicians or bureaucrats unlike Malaysia.

    We don't see families of those politicians and bureaucrats flaunting wealth and riches unlike Malaysia.

    I was shocked to learn that Lee Kuan Yew did not live in a mansion with gold taps and marble floors but a fairly simple house, albeit rather large by Singaporean standards.

    I am still in shock to learnt that his daughter still lives in that very same house!!

    In Malaysia, even a lowly YB will have a house much much nicer than LKY and that YB's children would be living in the lap of luxury in penthouses with their expensive watches and flashy cars.

    Singapore applies public monies to public works unlike Malaysia where public monies inevitablely end up god-knows-where but in public works.

    Religion is another area where the Singaporean govt does not seem to sink huge dollars into, unlike Malaysia where just JAKIM alone cost us over RM1billion!! Never mind how much more is being spent elsewhere on religion.

    Education in Singapore focuses on producing world class graduates, unlike Malaysia where education is skewed towards your skin colour and merely somewhere to park the youth until it is time to get them into a clerical job in a government department.

    I am sorry, Annie, but the successes of Singapore is not accidental and not just because of their draconian laws controlling the lives of their citizens.