Saturday 28 December 2019

What's wrong with Dong Zong explaining themselves?

So, they stopped the Dong Zong's congress because people protested against it.

I think that's silly.

The Chinese educationists were trying to explain why they were against the teaching of Jawi/Khat at the Chinese schools.

I say, let them speak their mind.

Whether they make sense or not, doesn't really matter.

Whatever it is, I don't think they are going to insult people of other races or anything like that.

By right, we all should have freedom of speech. That includes the Dong Zong people.

If they want to explain their stand, we should let them do so.

Why must others got all so worked up?

We shouldn't get angry with people who are trying to explain themselves.

Anyway, I think I have been consistent about this.

Let the Chinese schools remain as they are.

Don't force people to learn unnecessary things that they don't want to learn.

If anything, it's their loss, not ours.

No need to sibuk-sibuk, okay.

This whole nonsense started when the education ministry wanted to introduce the khat in schools, including the Chinese ones.

It's I think a follow up to that Pribumi Bersatu-initiated congress where they among others proposed for the closure of vernacular schools, which in this case I believe was targeted mostly at Chinese schools.

It's a case of Pribumi Bersatu trying to be more Malay than Umno and Pas.

Stupid politicians.

Well, never mind lah.

I just want to stress that as far as people explaining themselves, I'm all for it.

Even if the explanation doesn't make sense.

As long as what were said do not break the law, I think it's okay.

Next time people want to say something and other people complained, are we going to stop them from speaking?

Ya, so much for freedom of speech and expression in Malaysia Baru.

Sunday 22 December 2019

As if people have no choice

I had this conversation the other day with an Umno leader about the prospect of BN winning the next general election.

He was confident of victory saying that the Malays have now realised of their mistake in GE14.

In reply, I told him that it's more important for Malay LEADERS to realise their mistakes.

For me, GE14 was not the fault of Malays but that of their leaders.

Malay leaders failed to lead, causing their community to be divided and became weak, enabling others to dictate things to them.

I really don't blame the Malays who switched their votes from BN to Pakatan in GE14.

BN leaders, particularly in Umno failed to convince them at that time not to believe in Dr Mahathir and gang.

Why did they fail?

Arrogance and overconfidence.

They never even bothered to properly explain the issues raised by Pakatan, expecting the people to simply believe in whatever they shoved at them.

Worse, they and their agents were arrogant about it, being so cock sure that the people have no choice but to vote for them again.

Take it or leave it. You are with us or against us. That's the attitude.

They failed to realise that the people have feelings too.

People hate arrogant people.

That's to me was the story of GE14.

BN lost because it failed to address the sentiment of the people because its leaders and their agents were too arrogant to do so.

Maybe they were even too lazy to do so. And of course their fucked ups and other stupid shits.

"We don't care about sentiments, we only care about facts," one of them said to me back then.

Yup, and BN lost because of that.

The people just said "Fuck your facts, we despise arrogant pricks like you all" and voted Pakatan.

And now that things are all screwed up under Pakatan's rule, some of those BN leaders and their agents are saying "Padan muka kamu semua sebab pangkah Pakatan. Siapa suruh jadi bodoh."

Obviously GE14 had not cured their arrogance.

They thought the recent strings of BN's by-election victories were purely because the people are again turning to support them because of no choice in face of Pakatan's broken promises and poor governance.

I have been on the ground during the by-elections and I'm quite sure the people had not voted BN because they want to support these arrogant Umno leaders and their agents.

Yes, they were unhappy with Pakatan but they also see some hope in a better Umno when the very likable and down to earth Mat Hasan acted as its president in Cameron Highlands, Semenyih and Rantau.

Similarly, Tanjung Piai, for me, was won largely because of the tactical brilliance and good leadership of the quiet yet efficient Datuk Hasni of Johor Umno.

Still, the arrogant people in Umno are reemerging, claiming credit for BN's good showing.

And they are back at their nonsense again, to the point of even trying to kick aside those who actually have been winning support back for BN and Umno.

I have been hearing a lot of their nonsense of late and I'm tired of them. That's another reason why I have not been writing as regularly as I used to be.

Simply meluat.

If someone like me can get tired of them, I can just imagine how an ordinary folk, especially one with no political affiliation feel when presented with their arrogance.

Do people really have no choice?

I believe they still do have.

It's now up to especially Umno to learn from their past mistakes, failing which the people will reject them again despite Pakatan's failings.

Really, why it's so hard for some of them to be nice to win over the heart and mind of the people?

Can't Umno just get rid of the arrogant people among them, or at least not allow them to become the face of their party?

Well, writing the above was quite tiring, actually.

I honestly wish I could write something else but felt I have to get that out of my chest.

Now that's done I feel better.

Okay, enough lah. Here's something to cheer me and you all up a bit,

Hope you all enjoyed that. Have a good Sunday.

Tuesday 17 December 2019

A bit on the Azilah's SD and Media Prima retrenchments

Yesterday there was that SD by former policeman Azilah that he received order from Najib to kill Mongolian lady Altantuya.

After so long.

Why didn't Azilah, who is now on death row, said that back then or at least right after Pakatan won and Najib was kicked out from the seat of power?

Don't know lah. Personally I don't care much about SDs. So many made in the past which turned out to be bullshit.

Whatever it is, Najib had rubbished it.

But I think AG Tommy Thomas will act on the SD.

For what comes next, we simply have to wait and see.

Innocent until proven guilty.

Still, I think BN, particularly Umno need to do something to counter this latest move to undermine its recovery effort.

Personally, I think leaders should know when they become a liability and give way so that they don't drag down the party with them.

Innocent or guilty doesn't matter. Once a leader can't handle a personal issue which affect the party, he/she should leave. At least until he has cleared his name.

I have actually been bitching about this since the Shahrizat's lembu condo controversy several years ago.

Well, another disturbing news yesterday was the announcement about the retrenchment of over 500 NSTP staff.

I guess things must have been very bad for the company.

Or is it just a strategy to get rid of unwanted people?

Well, more to come as Media Prima, which is the parent company planned to get rid of more people at its other media outlets.

I wrote about the organisation in the past

Media Prima at war

A bit more on the Media Prima war

Media Prima after the civil war

I guess it's a vicious cycle.

I feel so sorry for the young journalists who lost their job there.

But not so much for their seniors who were involved in the "war".

You did bad things to people, bad things will happen to you. You did good things to people, good things will happen to you.

Yup, you kicked people out back then, now other people kick you out too.

Whatever it is, I believe that everything that comes our way is part of Allah's will and we have to accept it with an open heart.

If we are patient and steadfast, insyaAllah things will get better.

Hopefully those who lost their jobs will get new ones soon.

Hopefully, there will not be too many of these retrenchments during this hard time.

Friday 13 December 2019

More interesting and pressing things than politics

Someone scolded me yesterday for not updating this blog.

Ya, it's been a week.

Actually I've became obsessed with something and of late been spending most of my free time on it instead of writing.

It's something more interesting than politics, definitely.

Well, never mind.

What I have been missing so far?

There's the intensifying PKR fight.

Looks like Anwar's chance of becoming PM has really faded.

Without Azmin and gang, he definitely wouldn't have the number to topple Dr Mahathir in parliament.

I just can't see how they can reconcile after all the nonsense and sex videos.

But all that had been discussed quite extensively by others, so I don't think I have to add to it.


I'm actually itching to write on what I know about Umno's current state of affairs but I think I better let them try to sort it out quietly among themselves.

Better than having a public punch up like PKR.

Other interesting things....well this is an interesting (but I think rather obscure) story:


“How do they smuggle it out of Malaysia? They declare it as clay when in fact it is rare-earth which has been precipitated,” said a source, adding that the activity had been going on for quite a while.
It is also believed that the syndicate had been in cahoots with a local company to smuggle the mineral to China.
Another source said the runoff from the mining at the jungle area is disposed into a nearby river.
The authorities are however tight-lipped.
Crazy stuff.

Hopefully the authorities will really do something about it and make it public.

People make so much noise over Lynas, but that one is even worse.

Really, this is among things more important to be taken care of than making Anwar the new PM.

People need a good government to take care of the country and not a washed-up drama queen demanding to be this or that.

As for me, I'm at the moment just praying for things to get better, especially for my beloved who is currently facing a dilemma at workplace.

That's about all I could do.

But then again I have that obsession of mine at the moment.

Good enough as a distraction from all my worries.

Okay, for entertainment, here's the Lakeside ladies final 2019, which took place in January (which I don't think most of you all know what the hell is). Enjoy :)

Friday 6 December 2019


Meanwhile in Melaka....

And these are the people who are supposed to rule this country.

Don't want to write too much lah.

Wasting time only.

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Umno can change for the better

Umno deputy president Mat Hasan kick-started the party's general assembly 2019 tonight with the opening speech of party wings' meetings.

I went through the entire speech which texts were forwarded to me by an editor friend.

I like it.

The way I understand it, Mat Hasan basically made these points.

1. Umno and its friends can defeat Pakatan in the next general election and that's not even its hardest task.

2. The hardest task is for Umno to change itself into a better political party, relevant to the new realities of Malaysia and the rest of the world.

3. Umno does not belong to any of its leaders or even members, but to all Malaysians, particularly Malays.

4. Umno must be led by leaders with the highest level of moral standards and integrity in order for the party to have the right to lead the country.

Okay, the speech was quite long but those four points are the most important, I think.

I agree with Mat Hasan on all those.

If Umno members could take them all seriously and actually do what Mat Hasan told them, I believe the party does indeed have a future.

Kicking out Pakatan from the seat of power would be pointless if Umno continues the way it was before the GE14 defeat.

It has to be a better political party.

Enough of the nonsense such as money politics, positions in the party being inherited by family members, rempit culture, apple polishing etc.

Otherwise, the people will kick it out again, and the likelihood of it getting up again after that is likely to be zero.

A prominent pro-Umno blogger once told me that the party would never change.

"This is Umno whether you like it or not and it will stay this way. Take it or leave it," he said in our conversation several months after GE14.

I refused to believe in what he said.

I believe that Umno can change for the better. I believe it have sincere leaders capable of initiating the much needed changes.

Leaders like Mat Hasan can do it, I think.

Yeah, I know, some would say "Hey, you are not even an Umno member. What right do you have to talk about our party that way?"

Well, as Mat Hasan said, Umno actually belongs to all Malaysians and I'm one of them.

This is what I told my friend who insisted that Umno would never change its ways,

"What is important is not what you want, or what Umno leaders want or even what Umno members want. What is truly important is what the rakyat want."

Mat Hasan actually said the same thing tonight.

And I'm glad he said it.

Well, good luck with your general assembly, Umno.

Hopefully something good and meaningful will come out of it, not just for Umno but for all rakyat Malaysia.

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Don't let them turn you all into stupid Malay racists

I've not been really well the past weeks.

Not very focused, especially throughout last week.

Had treatment over the weekend and now feeling better.

Managed to sleep properly last night - from 10.30pm till Subuh just now.

So, I think I can write a bit now.

The biggest thing while I'm out of action appeared to be the Chin Peng's ashes issue.

That's silly, actually.

Things are really bad on the economic front now yet we are arguing about that.

Anyway, I think we shouldn't react irrationally.

So what that they brought back the ashes or even celebrated it.

For me, that's just them trying to provoke us.

If we stay cool, they will not get anything out of it.

The way I see it, the whole thing is just another racialist tactic to unite the Chinese community similar to what they did in the run up to the GE13.

Remember the Teoh Beng Hock and Kalimah Allah issues?

It's the same as those.

This time they want us to react irrationally so that the Chinese become afraid or even angry so that they will once again unite under DAP like they did back then.

They can see that more Chinese are seeing through their lies and incompetence like what happened in Tanjung  Piai and they needed to stop it.

They needed this Chin Peng's ashes issue to do it.

Already some elements in Umno are reacting stupidly, believing that the Chinese were being kurang ajar and such.

Exactly what they wanted - stupid Malays being racist towards Chinese.

Hey, not all Chinese support the communists, okay.

They also suffered back then during the Emergency.

And there was a strong argument that if not for the scores of brave Chinese special branch officers who infiltrated the Communist Party of Malaya, the war would not have even been won.

I'm quite sure that the majority of Chinese couldn't care less about the whole thing.

But if we react like some stupid racists, just like what the DAP people wanted us, then the Chinese will react back to it by uniting under DAP once again.

That what happened back then when DAP emerged as Chinese champions while MCA was seen as the Umno running dog.

They are trying to do that again after the huge loss to BN/MCA in Tanjung Piai.

So, I hope everyone could calm down and don't be stupid.

This is just a provocation.

Be cool.

Manage your ego, okay.

And stupid politicians trying to be heroes, please shut up.

Let the police handle this.