Sunday, 7 March 2021

Can they just shut up and disappear?

 Saw this one just now and I was like "Yuck, this one still around and making noises?"

Cooperate for Malay politicssakeUmnoBersatu urged 

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The Jelebu Bersatu chief said the two parties should not cut ties completely, and expressed hope that both will continue to work together.

This Rais Yatim is one of the most icky politicians as far as I'm concerned.

Been around for so long that I wonder why people are so easily conned by him.

Jumped here, jumped there, jumped everywhere.

He even thrived and became minister again during Najib's time until he fucked up big time and was sidelined. 


Then he turned against Najib.

Typical.

Well, that's Najib's fault for surrounding himself with people like Rais. He's a poor judge of character.

Anyway, what is this Rais talking about saving "Malay politics"?

So dumb.

No politics needs saving at this time. In fact, less politics would be better.

It's the rakyat that need saving. They need to be saved from unemployment, corrupt people in power etc etc.

It really irritates me seeing him invoking the word "Malay" like that.

This guy is actually desperate as he knows that without Umno supporting Perikatan, Pribumi Bersatu which is his ship now will sink.

He can't jump back to Umno because he had done all the jumping that he could and Umno people must surely still remember how cocky he and the other turncoats were right after GE14.

Why can't people like Rais just shut up and disappear?

Then there's this one,


Duhhh...this Musa Hitam is still around too?

And now suddenly making an appearance  giving Umno an advice which is soo obvious.

Yeah, that's a good advise but coming from him made me cringed.

Where was Musa back then when everyone said Umno is dead post GE14?

He had a cushy lucrative job (if you can call it a job) at the Sime Darby Foundation at that time and I was told that he refused to go anywhere near Umno, let alone lending a helping hand to save it.

Now he's dishing it advice and talk like this,

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In the interview, Musa also explained that severe infighting within Umno has caused the party to be splintered into three factions.

One faction he described as Umno puritans who believe in the spirit of the party, the second faction are those who side with the party leaders such as its current president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamid, and the third consists of capable leaders that were not given the opportunities to step forward.

Yeah, right.

As if he now suddenly knows Umno inside out again.

Eh, does he ever goes down on the ground and talk with the real Umno grassroots (I'm not talking about the ketua2 bahagian, okay)?

Does he knows that the Umno grassroots is still very strong, even when everyone said it's dead after GE14 and people like him abandoned the party and people like Rais betrayed it?

Whatever lah.

You see, that's why I'm feeling quite fed up these days.

I keep bumping into stories of useless people making useless statements quite a lot of late.

Friday, 5 March 2021

PN vs PH vs BN (or is it MN?)

It's confirmed then that Umno (and most likely its BN allies too) wanted to go on their own for GE15.

I don't mind that at all.

PN vs BN vs PH. That should be quite interesting.

Pribumi Bersatu said they were not scared but I think they do.

The flying car minister said there are still the Umno election, hinting that if there's a change of that party's leadership, then Umno will stick with supporting PN.

Sure.

I believe they are betting on their trojan horses in Umno to take over the party leadership and change its course.

They can try.  Pour lots of money and it may work. Fair enough.

Who? Hishammuddin and KJ? 

But those two are too liberal for Pribumi Bersatu's ultra-Malay designs or Pas ultra-Islamic aspirations.

Other than those, who else?

Never mind. Let's just wait and see.

It's Pribumi Bersatu's best hope for survival, I guess.

Seriously, if that one doesn't work, I don't think PN stand any chance to survive GE15.

PN now solely rely on Pas' machinery to fight on the ground.

Really. Pribumi Bersatu and the other insignificant parties in the coalition have almost zero grassroots structure.

What? Gerakan? Gerakan is now just a joke, okay.

In fact it has been a joke for quite a while.

They may as well recruit Keyvias and his....what is the name of his party now?

Come to think of it, Pas, which is the only one in PN with real machinery should just turn the whole gig into its own coalition. 

It would be very much like its funny little coalition for GE14 which even its name nobody remembers.

Okay, in the event of a real three-cornered fight like in GE14, which I think is really going to happen, who do you think will win?

PH is definitely happy, thinking the Malay votes are going to split again.

But bear in mind that the dynamics have changed.

There's no more that sympathy for Dr Mahathir factor anymore.

Pas may hold their ground in their strongholds but they are not going to get the votes from disgruntled Umno people which was a huge factor in the sinking of BN in GE14.

Pribumi Bersatu and the other nonsense parties in PN will be wiped out. I'm quite sure of that.

After all, what could they offer anyway.

Okay, the non-Malays are still mostly going to side with PH but the enthusiasm will not be as great as in the last two GEs.

These are bad time, okay. They know now that instability is really bad for business, especially now with Covid-19 wrecking havoc up and down the country.

During PH's 22 months rule, except for the satisfaction of having Guan Eng as finance minister, I don't think they got much else.

Oh, okay, they got to see Najib being humiliated and dragged to court. But compared to now, I think their businesses did better during Najib's time.

Never mind, I know, they'll give it another try. Sure. It's the pride thing.

Again, let's wait and see.

It's always a gamble anyway. Except this time, the price could be quite high if they lose.

Back to Pas. 

If they are a bit smarter than I think they are, they could see all these and decide to side with Umno and BN rather than the almost sure losers of Pribumi Bersatu and its other nonsense PN allies.

Remember, they still have that MN (Muafakat Nasional) thing with Umno and its BN gang going.

If this happens, then PH would likely be as screwed as PN.

It would be a real Malay tsunami.

I'm quite sure of this.

It's only fair. They talked about Hindraf tsunami in GE12, Chinese tsunami in GE13 and rakyat tsunami in GE14. Why not a real Malay tsunami this time, right?

Racist? Eh, BN fielded MCA in the Malay-majority Tanjong Piai by-election and they destroyed PH, which fielded a Malay candidate.You all forgot, is it?

Well, I wouldn't worry too much if I were you. 

Malays are nice people and their tsunami should be very brief. And they are not very vengeful. 

Also, they'll very soon quarrel among themselves again.

Then it's back to business as usual.

Not so bad, okay. 

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Prosecuting Sajat

 So, it has came to this,

Transgender Nur Sajat – now in hiding - wants to renounce Islam

Great work they did, these supposed to be promoters and defenders of Islam.

I previously wrote about this 

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Even if that Sajat is an irritating and troublesome pondan, I don't think they should have bullied her like that.

Now that Sajat wants to renounce Islam, they said she was being emotional.

Sigh.

There was even this one ustaz pencetus ummah who also commented that it's Sajat's own fault that she ends up wanting to quit being a Muslim and that she was a disgrace to Islam.

Yea right, and how about his pencetus ummah type who were charged with rape, divorced their pregnant wives to marry other women and such?

Charge them with disgracing Islam too la.

I don't normally comment on religious matters as I'm not a religious person, but the hypocrisy surrounding this Sajat's case was a bit too much.

To recap, Sajat was charged with insulting Islam for organising a religious event at her business premises and wearing a baju kurung and tudung at the function.

How could that even compare with posing as a religious man at national level and using the status to lure women to be raped or using Islam to justify divorcing a pregnant wife to marry another woman.

And how about those who use Islam for personal gains through politics and business?

Aren't they more damaging to Islam than Sajat and her antics?

Well, damage done already.

I'm just writing this to let off steam.

Nothing could actually be done, okay.

I have seen what they did when they catch transgender offenders.

I was at a magistrate's court once a few years ago and was told that a bunch of transgenders were about to be charged for prostitution.

 I look at the people who were about to be charged and none of them looked like a transgender prostitute.

Turned out they had shaved the transgenders' heads and that day they looked very much like army recruits or prison inmates.

There were seven of them and they each got a few weeks in jail. 

I think they are going to catch Sajat in the end and throw the book at her. After all, hundreds of Jais people, assisted by the police are hunting her now.

Her alleged offence carries a maximum RM5,000 fine and three years jail.

But I don't think those potential punishments are the ones that made her wanted to renounce Islam.

It's the thought of being further humiliated that's most scary to her.

Ya, they do love to humiliate people like Sajat.

Imagine a botak Sajat in a prison garb and handcuffed.


A disgrace to Islam, they said.

Well, Sajat should have just migrated to another country to save herself from all this trouble.

Maybe after this.

And I hope she will not renounce Islam when she's over there.

Allah knows her better than those people.

Sunday, 28 February 2021

A tip on how to identify a good politician

I almost got it right with this previous post

GE15 should not be too immediate

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This is because, I believe Muhyiddin now has the number in parliament.

He is likely to have bought enough time to get enough Umno MPs to back his Perikatan government.

It turned out that Muhyiddin got his extra seats in parliament form PKR, and not Umno as I wrote,.

PKR’s Julau, Tebrau MPs defect to support Perikatan

And they talked so much about Umno people being unprincipled.

Then there's this one also,

Amanah Youth tells PKR to stop hypocrisy over party hopping


Yup, they are even hopping among themselves.

That's what I really can't stand about Pakatan people - their hypocrisy.

Say people corrupt lah, no principle lah, racist lah, bla bla bla.... but they are themselves actually those.

Talked about Najib and Umno being corrupt, but some of  themselves are facing corruption charges in court.

Oh, when it comes to them, it's selective prosecution lah, kangaroo court lah, etc etc....

So tiresome.

Be honest lah, did our lives get any better after GE14?

What? It's Umno fault is it?

Three years on and we still want to repeat that mantra? Like Guan Eng?

That guy also got corruption charges hanging over his head, okay.

Do also remember that Pakatan lost Putrajaya not because of Umno but instead due to their own screwed up political games.

Now we got this Perikatan government which I doubt is viable for very long.

We have now lost that critical edge that we used to have over our regional competitors - political stability.

The economy is simply bad now.

Yup, and with this Covid-19 crisis, we are in even tighter spot.

Remember "Ini kali lah!", "Ubah!" and the other slogans?

You all still believe in those?

Sigh.

Ya, I know, it's democracy. We are free to choose.

But the price was quite steep I think.

It's okay la for you all who have money and stable jobs, but for the rest of us, we now just want to survive.

Next time let's not be fooled by these politicians.

Just choose the good ones.

Never mind the parties.

How?

Let me give you all a tip - a politicians who talk a lot is useless. Statements here, speeches there, sloganeering everywhere...those are all bullshit.

The good ones talk only when necessary and just do their work for the rakyat. Vote for them.

Try to remember that when GE15 comes along. 

Saturday, 27 February 2021

The good Umno people

 Received a request to publish these from a journalist friend,




Alhamdulilah 
Terima Kasih kepada Tuan Haji SUB, Ketua Ketua Cawangan Tuan Haji Aziz Abdullah, Encik Amirnuddin, Encik Badrul, Encik Abd Rahman Ehsan Jaya, Encik Nazri, Encik Othman, Encik Jais KC Kuini, Puan Hajah Nora Ketua Wanita Bahagian serta Ajk yang telah bersama sama dan juga mereka yang telah mewakilkan Biro Kebajikan Umno Bahagian Tebrau pada minggu ini bagi memberi  sumbangan kepada  5 orang penerima barang  barang keperluan harian, bantuan perbelanjaan harian, kerusi roda, katil pesakit dan juga tilam angin kepada mereka yang memerlukan 

Di ucapkan ribuan terima  kasih yang tiada terhingga kepada Yg Bhg Datuk Maulizan KB Umno Bahagian Tebrau serta Mr Ng Pengerusi MCA Bahagian Tebrau serta Ajk nya 
yang sudi memberi bantuan tersebut 

Terima kasih

Well, it's good to know that there are still Umno people who continued to do their best for the rakyat instead of just talking about politics all the time.

I personally knew Maulizan, the Umno division chief of Tebrau since my days in Johor.

He's one of the good Umno leaders. A very honest and work oriented guy.

Unfortunately, Maulizan, along with the other Umno and BN candidates in Tebrau were badly defeated in GE14 despite the good they had done.

That was at the height of public anger towards the Umno/BN leadership.

However, despite the rakyat's rejection at that time, they are still serving with whatever they could muster.

Really admirable.

I wonder what the Pakatan Harapan MP and assemblymen in Tebrau have been doing since they won their seats in 2018.

I really hope good Umno and BN people like Maulizan and the gang will make a comeback in GE15 instead of the bad ones now jockeying for positions to continue being parasites.

Thursday, 25 February 2021

GE15 should not be too immediate

As you all should know by now, Yang DiPertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah had yesterday decreed that the parliament could be reconvened despite the ongoing state of Emergency.

I believe the Agong, being the good king that he is, wanted the country to continue being a democracy.

Thank you, Tuanku.

Well, surely now the opposition people led by Anwar will once again go after Muhyiddin with their no-confidence motions in parliament.

Oh, they must be so itchy for that now.

And of course by right, if that happened, Muhyiddin will dissolve the parliament paving the way for GE15.

Never mind that the Covid-19 pandemic is still raging with thousands of new cases being recorded everyday.

However, I have a feeling that this will not happen. At least not immediately.

This is because, I believe Muhyiddin now have the number in parliament.

He is likely to have bought enough time to get enough Umno MPs to back his Perikatan government.

For the sake of the country, those Umno leaders would say later.

After all, Umno had even before the declaration of state of Emergency stated that it would only push for GE15 if the pandemic has been placed under control.

Anyway, I don't believe the Agong would have issued the decree to let parliament reconvene if he knew it would lead to more Covid-19  infections and deaths.

He must have somehow knew that GE15 will not immediately be held amidst the pandemic despite him allowing the parliament to meet again.

I'm actually fine with that and in fact hopes that was indeed the case.

I'm not that crazy to have the GE15 as long as the Covid-19 crisis is still not showing signs of easing.

All I want for now is for our democracy to be restored.

Meanwhile, I noticed that some failed Umno leaders are trying hard to make a comeback.

These are the people who screwed up and finally lost their position in GE14. 

They tried to project an image of being an Umno hero by bashing the Perikatan government, knowing well that the party grassroots are unhappy about being bullied by Pribumi Bersatu.

This is one of them today,

Titah Agong ‘mimpi ngeri’ buat Muhyiddin, halang kerajaan PN berkuasa penuh, kata Aziz Kaprawi

This Aziz Kaprawi lost his Seri Gading parliamentary seat in Johor during GE 14 despite the constituency being at that time an Umno fortress in the Johor Malay heartland.

That's how screwed up he was.

Well, I guess he wanted to have another go at it.

Then there was the former Johor MB and state Umno chief Khaled Nordin who lost the entire state and on top of that the parliamentary and state seats that he contested.

He has been making all sorts of anti-Perikatan statements of late in his capacity as Umno vice-president, a position stupidly given to him in the aftermath of GE14. 

I guess Umno people were so dazed and confused by the disaster at that time that they forgot Khaled's "achievements" in that general election.

I highlighted his recent nonsense in my previous posts.

Also making all kind of heroic statements against Muhyiddin was another failed Johor Umno guy by the name of Puad Zarkashi.

Not unlike in Khaled's case, I'm also not sure how the Umno people had became so blurred that they elected him as a member of the party's supreme council after GE14.

He is probably hoping to once again contest the Batu Pahat parliamentary seat which he lost back in GE13. Yup, that's even before Umno and BN drove themselves into the longkang in GE14.

Well, I don't really mind that. Will enjoy a good laugh when he loses again.

Hopefully though, Umno people are a bit wiser now.

There were others like these clowns, but I'm only going to mention those few as they are from Johor, which I'm most familiar with.

Anyway, as I mentioned above, I think there's quite a while more before GE15.

At least until the Covid-19 numbers drop significantly.

That should be at least until the end of the year.

So, the focus should still be on fighting the pandemic and reviving the economy.

Hopefully the vaccination process , which started today will go smoothly and with that normalcy will return.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Let's take the vaccine

The vaccine is here and I'm going to register myself to get it.

Hopefully this Covid-19 pandemic will end soon and we can get back to normal life.

Some though don't believe in the vaccine.

They go with their anti-vaccine rants in the social media and WhatsApp groups.

Really irritating people.

These are the type of people I was talking about in my last post about idiots.

Oh, they claim their arguments were based on facts alright.

But we know they were just bollocks.

Same with many other social justice warriors who don't seemed to realise that they were an irritating bunch.

Preaching their politics and beliefs in even surau and neighbourhood WhatsApp groups.

Sometimes I wish I can punch them in the face.

Anyway, life is too short to be bothered by such nonsensical people.

Us, the sane ones just need to get on with life and do what is right.

Let's just ignore the idiots.

In fact, if possible, stay away from them.

Let us just have the vaccine and be safe.

I may not like the current government but I support the proposal for it to issue a "passport" for those who have taken the vaccine.

That should separate us from those who refuse to have it. Let's just make them live among themselves and infect each others.

Maybe a few weeks in Covid-19 ICU with tubes in their mouths may cure them off their idiocy.

They may holler about their human rights and stuff when excluded from the rest of society but we also have the right to be shielded from them.

By the way, I also wish we have a vaccine against political lunacy.

Take a jab and we are safe from useless politicians and their idiotic supporters.

Especially in social media and WhatsApp groups.

That would be nice. Hahaha.

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Idiots who think they are smart are everywhere

 Someone asked me the other day why I'm not active on Facebook and Twitter.

Told him that it's because I value my privacy.

I don't like people shoving their ideas and thoughts into my face.

I also don't like to do that to other people.

This blog is okay enough for me. I can write my thoughts without forcing people to read it.

If they want to read, they are welcomed here, and if they don't, it's okay too.

With the other platforms, people will have to see my writings whether they like it or not. 

That's not right for me.

Similarly, I don't like to have to read other people's nonsense.

You know, like when they post an irritating article and it's then there on your Facebook wall.

Too many idiots around who think that they are smart enough to educate others by shoving their stuff in the social media.

Sometimes they just cut and past or plastered the links of articles, which really irritate me. 

I'm actually easily irritated by their nonsense and tend to get itchy to tell them that they are idiots in their face.

Of course that's rude, but I can't help myself sometimes.

So, these days, I rather not get involved.

For this blog, I have to exercise a lot of patience when managing the comments. Well, at least I can delete the comments which really irritate me.

I also don't like WhatsApp groups.

Currently I'm only in two groups - my family's and an old school friends'.

The old school friends' one has a  strict policy of no politics or any sensitive stuff. 

I exited the main one that my school friends set up because it turned into a political platform.

I ended up quarrelling there and decided to get out. Wasted my time and energy only entertaining silly political arguments.

I know, I should simply ignore them but I just can't.

It's the same reasons why I quit so many other WhatsApp groups, which I didn't really want to join in the first place.

You see, some friends wanted me to be in their groups and I felt that it's impolite to decline, so I just tolerated it.

However, the idiots are all over the place.

Without fail, one of them will be there in each of the groups peddling their political and other beliefs.

Really can't stand them.

Anyway, a few years back I have to quit my previous job because some bastards used the company's WhatsApp group to bully others and I told them off.

I really hate bullies.

Well, one of the bullies was my then big boss, and for that I was forced to tender my resignation. 

Oh, they have ways of forcing me to quit without breaking the labour laws.

But never mind. I leave it to Allah on that one.

So these days, whenever someone included me into a WhatsApp group, I would try to tolerate it as long as I could.

But once I noticed that I started being sarcastic and rude because of the idiots, I just leave.

As I always told my close friends, I'm not in the business of educating idiots.

Especially idiots who think they are smart. They are the worst.

Thursday, 18 February 2021

They failed (or not bothered) to defend the Agong

 The other day, I asked the Istana Negara media team to 

Defend the Agong, please

I told them that they need to do so to stop the accusations which will damage the king's good reputation.

They didn't and instead chose to be lazy about it.

"Oh, itu semua fitnah semata-mata. Lagi pun orang ramai sayang pada Agong dan tak kan percaya semua itu. Lagi pun lama-lama orang lupa lah," I can imagine them saying that.

It's the same attitude of BN media strategists before the coalition's destruction in GE14.

Well, actually I was being silly as I knew even before asking the palace media team to defend the king that they were a hopeless bunch.

All they are good at is when it comes to releasing press releases and sending invites to VIPs whenever there's a ceremony at the palace.

No crisis management skill at all.

And true enough, the accusations against the Agong and his family have keep on coming.

Someone forwarded to me this story by Malaysiakini, titled

Syarikat urus projek lupus sisa Lynas ada kaitan kerabat Pahang

You may access it at this link,

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/563285

excerpts;

Seluas 202.35 hektar tanah, bersamaan dengan saiz 283 padang bola sepak, telah dikeluarkan daripada hutan simpan kekal Bukit Kuantan, untuk ditukarkan menjadi tapak pelupusan sisa berjadual industri pelbagai kategori (MCISWDS).

PDF Lynas hanya akan mengambil 58.35 hektar, atau 29 peratus daripada keseluruhan kawasan berkenaan.

Gading Senggara Sdn Bhd (GSSB), firma swasta yang mempunyai kaitan dengan kerabat Pahang, akan menjadi kontraktor MCISWDS itu. Lynas turut melantik syarikat sama untuk membina PDF-nya di situ.

GSSB ditubuhkan pada Julai 2012 sebagai Puncak Trillium Sdn Bhd, dan menukar namanya ke nama sekarang pada Disember 2014.

Semakan Malaysiakini terhadap firma itu di Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) mendedahkan pemegang saham majoritinya, dengan 50 peratus pegangan, ialah Pemangku Raja Pahang Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah.

Now, I believe that Malaysiakini had done its calculations and decided that it's not seditious to write such a story.

It's not as vicious as those accusations made by the Australian-based blogger which I highlighted in my previous post but it's more damaging than that.

Malaysiakini is after all a Malaysian accredited news portal, and therefore its stories are more credible.

Ya, that despite its past blunders and lack of neutrality. 

Its stories would make people believe that the royal family do have vested business interests and therefore susceptible to be influenced by other parties such as in the Agong's decision to allow the current state of emergency, which many feel was just an excuse for Perikatan Nasional to stay in power.

And if the Istana Negara media team feel that people are not interested in these accusations, then they are wrong.

I'm now resting in Kuantan at a place just a walking distance away from the Agong's home palace here and I do hear people talking about it.

They talked about things such as "surat kuning" and how powerful it is.

Anyway, do the Istana Negara media team ever bothered to go on the ground and check what people feel about the accusations?

Or do they just hang around the palace, rubbing shoulders with VIPs and media big bosses while doing really nothing to protect the Agong and his family from those accusations?

Who selected the team anyway?

Never mind.

It's quite hopeless, really.

Ciao.

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

They are just making noises about the sugarbabies and that's about it

So many people talked about the Sugarbook pimping app yesterday, mostly demanding action against it.

I wrote about it the other day,

Stop promoting prostitution

From how I understand it though, they will take no action because there is no actual law to be use for it.

Just read the statement by MCMC

MCMC warns internet users to be cautious when using online dating app

excerpt;

The MCMC said it would continue to monitor and investigate the Sugarbook application and would take necessary action against the users and platform owners should there be any violation of the law.

It said that PDRM would take further action if there are elements of prostitution involved.

Note the use of words "should there be" and "if".

Yup, as it is now, pimping Sugarbook style is not against the law. 

Otherwise MCMC which are usually fast in taking action against people and blocking websites deemed to be offensive would have come out with  a stronger statement like, 

"The bastards are pimping and therefore under the Pimping Act 1966, we are blocking their website etc etc."

Instead it just "warns internet users to be cautious", as if we are the ones who are doing the pimping. 

So lame.

Well, as I wrote previously, if you don't have the law against it, enact one.

Those irritating politicians who are our MPs need to work on this and do some good for a change instead of just quarrelling over who should be PM or who should be blamed for this and that.

Yeah, especially those PH MPs who claimed that they were better than the others. They should start the ball rolling. In fact, they should have done this when they were in government back then.

As for now, we have to resign ourselves that nothing could really be done about this issue.

They will make some noises like yesterday and then nothing will happen as the issue dies down.

And for them, that's about it to it.

Really, those people in the positions to do something to stop the pimping bastards simply have to do what they must do.

Don't wait until one day you suddenly find out that your daughter or sister is sucking and licking the stinking body of a lecherous old rich man for her extra pocket money.

"Oh, daddy, I'm just being a sugarbaby. Totally respectable and legal, ya," she will tell you.

When that happened, padan muka engkau.

Friday, 12 February 2021

CNY Blues

I don't really celebrate the Chinese New Year today.

How to celebrate la with the Covid-19 pandemic still around.

Can't even go anywhere.

Just hanging around the house doing nothing.

Sent a new year message to my beloved and that's about it.

Searched for anything interesting for my work and found nothing.

Practice my darts a bit....and that's about all.

Anyway, how many of you really know about Chinese New Year celebrations anyway?

I mean, do you all know what is a Chinese year?

I bet many Chinese in Malaysia don't even know anything about the actual Chinese calendar.

Simply celebrate la you all.

Here, click on the link below and learn a bit from Wikipedia;

Chinese calendar 

Anyway, it's okay. 

Sometimes I also don't know why I celebrate certain things.

We simply follow others just for the heck of it.

Anything to make ourselves happy.

But, seriously, why do we bother to celebrate anything at the moment?

We got the pandemic, the economy is bad, people are losing their jobs and the country being run by in my opinion less than qualified people.

Really, just look at the ministers.

Okay, some of them are alright but most of the others are jokers.

It has been like this for too long and things are really getting from bad to worse.

All those many moons ago, when people went out to the streets demanding change, is this all there is to it?

Ubah! Ubah! Ubah! Ini kali lah!

Yeah, we ubah alright....into this.

Even without the pandemic, I think our country would have still gone worse these past four years.

You all don't want to go to the streets again ka?

Sigh....

What a waste of time and energy.

Well, it already happened. We just have to live with it, okay.

Never mind.

This is just me bitching because I'm bored.

Here, because it's Chinese New Year, I put this video of a Malaysian Chinese joking about Chinese in America for your amusement,

Cheers.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Stop promoting prostitution

 This is a story in FMT today

More varsity girls turning to ‘sugar daddies’ during pandemic

It mentioned all the nice perks of being a sugar baby and how it's a way to survive this ongoing hard Covid-19 time.

What the story didn't highlight though is that being a sugar baby is actually providing sexual services for older men in return for money.

Let us be straight to the point here, it's prostitution, plain and simple.

The story makes it as if it's a normal thing to be. At least that's how I read it.

It's pandemic time, students sell their young fresh bodies to older rich men to make ends meet, consenting adults, win win arrangements, good for all individuals involved.

I know, sex stories sell, but don't the editors have any moral obligation not to promote such a thing in their stories.

Well, they should have at least get the authorities or someone to comment on it.

Ask them whether it's legal to promote that sort of activities, for instance.

That way, the story doesn't look like it's saying being a sugar baby or sugar daddy is a normal thing.

I'm not a very moral person myself, but to promote immorality like that is even more not right, I think.

We need to draw a line somewhere.

For all the girl readers of this blog, please don't resort to such things.

Do try other ways to improve your finances. You may get less, but you will not lose your dignity and honour.

Being a prostitute like that will destroy your life.

Okay, since I'm on the subject, if there's anyone with authority or power reading this, please do something to stop this prostitution of our young girls.

If there is no law covering this, do enact one.

Those smug pimps quoted in the story should be put in jail and be castrated.

Real bastards.

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

The tudung ideology

 This is interesting,

Peer pressure makes tudungs the norm in schools

excerpts;

1. “There are schools which create their own rules and regulations. The ministry does not take any action unless a parent lodges a complaint.”

2. “It’s really not about the law. It’s more about stopping the ridicule and mental torment of those who face compulsion.

3. “The issue of tudung is actually an issue of jurisprudence, but yet they make it an issue of faith,” 

I believe there's quite a bit of truth in this.

They said if a woman doesn't wear tudung, she will be going to hell and receives all sorts of horrific punishments.

I don't want to write down here in specifics what they said those punishments are as they are too....horrifying.

Oh, and if you don't believe what they tell you about those things, then you are a bad or not even a real Muslim.

Really.

And when a girl starts to wear tudung, they celebrate it as if she has just converted to Islam.

Sudah hijrah, sudah dapat hidayah, they said.

My father who studied in UiTM when it was still ITM once told me how when at the start of his first year, half of the girls in his class were not wearing tudung but by the end of his final year, every single one of them already did.

And then there's my aunt who studied marine biology at UPM. She didn't wear tudung at that time and sometimes had to wear swimming gear to conduct practical studies in the water. 

She told me that even her cousins who also studied at the same university refused to acknowledge her as a relative and openly said they were ashamed of being related to her because of that.

Really, I'm not against anyone wearing tudung, but I don't like the ideology that if you don't wear tudung, you are a lesser Muslim or even not a Muslim at all.

It's terrible actually, to teach girls such an ideology.

If I'm not mistaken this whole thing started in the early 1970s during the so-call Islamic revival in Malaysia.

It actually has a lot to do with a young Anwar Ibrahim and his student movement. Go check that one out yourself.

The tudung as we know it today was at that time called "mini telekung". That's after the telekung worn by Muslim women during their prayers.

Tudung  back then was actually what is now normally referred to as selendang. Malay women wear it during social gatherings, kenduri kahwin and even religious events. Most of the time, the majority of them didn't cover their hair.


Apparently, the Islamic revivalists argued that the selendang was not modest or Islamic enough as the hair could still be seen.

Not a single strand of hair must be in public display, they said.

Hence the mini telekung, and for the even more pious ones, they wear the longer version called mini telekung labuh.


Nowadays, they are simply called tudung and tudung labuh or to make it sounds even more Islamic, they called it hijab, which is in Arabic.

Oh, and the supposedly super pious ones wear face covering called niqab.


These days, tudung has become an industry with people like Neelofa and such becoming millionaires selling them.

Well, I don't mind that. Piousness could generate the economy, I guess. They sell lots of stuff catering to pious people - bottled air zam zam, kurma juice, non-alcoholic perfumes etc. Gunakan tanpa was-was, they said.

It's just that ideology that bothers me. I just wish it's not like that among the young people.

I don't know lah....maybe I'm going to hell just for writing this.

Never mind. I take my chances as this issue bugs me for quite a bit, especially now that they are saying that we may soon have a super Malay Muslim coalition forming our government.

Honestly, I'm a bit scared of those Pas people as they may emerge as the dominant Malay party at the expense of Umno which has been branded with all sort of bad things, especially by the non-Malays.

Who knows, maybe ten years from now, all Malay Muslim women are going to evolve once again into wearing the niqab like some Middle Eastern women.

The tudung may soon be not Islamic enough anymore, the same way the selendang was back then.

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Lets make Khaled Nordin a Czar

 I saw this yesterday and I laughed,

Umno veep suggests new czar & more comprehensive plan to battle Covid-19

Did Khaled Nordin really used the word CZAR, like in the Russian king?

Hehehehe

Politicians and their bombastic expressions....sigh.

Anyway, why would people want to care about what Khaled Nordin said.

Well, if they care, then let just make the guy the czar that he proposed. 

After all, Khaled Nordin is exceptional.

He took over as Johor MB in 2013, did nothing really, and led BN there to the worse defeat of the coalition in GE14.

He lost the parliament and state seats that he contested and BN got trounced in its once stronghold of Johor.

Yet, Umno people made him their vice-president. Stupid Umno people.

And the guy even got himself appointed by the Muhyiddin government as Boustead chairman, which comes with a more than nice salary.

That's exceptional, isn't it?

Nowadays, he's issuing statements like that one.

Once a while he also even criticised Muhyiddin's government which gave him the nice job to suit Umno grassroots negative sentiment.

Ya, lets make him a czar.

Khaled Nordin the Czar...hehehe

Khaled the Czar?

Oh, he should try run for the Umno deputy president post in the next party election. Why not, right?

Whatever lah.

Okay, I confess - I'm still sore with the guy after what he did to my Johor after 2013.

I really did lose quite a bit of my love for my home state after the mess that he did there.

Now, I'm really more at home in Pahang.

In fact, I'm now in Kuantan.

Staying at my best friend's place not far from the Istana Sultan Abdul Aziz, which is the actual home of Yang DiPertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah.

In fact, I can take a 15 minutes leisurely walk from where I'm writing now and be at the palace gate.

I love this place. Very peaceful, comfortable and quiet.

Perfect for a retreat from the MCO which has now been extended until Feb 18.

Well, as if things would get any better after that.

Do you think if Khaled Nordin is the czar in charge of things, Covid-19 will go away?

Nah, I don't think so.

I think most of you all are like me, resigned to fate.

What? New record high in number of cases?

Whatever.

New MCO? 

Whatever.

We have became numb.

The only concern is whether I still have a job or not.

Need to makan, okay.

The only good thing this time around, is that I now have a dartboard at home for the lockdown. I can practise and hopefully improve my game.

Like this Japanese guy living in Hong Kong whose videos I love so much,


You may noticed from the video that there is a Malaysian flag at his home.

He may have visited our country and loves it quite a bit.

It actually reminds me of our country's better days.

Hopefully, we could have such days again.

Cheers.

Monday, 1 February 2021

The need to not be hasty and emotional

 I agree with these lawyers,

Absurd to jail man 1,050 years for rape, say lawyers

excerpts;

1. “The judge has ignored the sentencing principle on the accused charged with multiple counts of the same offence. It is ridiculous as that amounts to imposing a natural life jail term,” he told FMT.

Sivananthan said this was a fit and proper case for a High Court judge to immediately review the matter to prevent miscarriage of justice.

2. Lawyer V Vemal Arasan said the judge should have allowed the accused time to engage counsel from the National Legal Aid Foundation to mitigate his crime.

“A counsel would have enlightened the court on the sentencing principle and urged the court to have the jail term run concurrently.” he said.

3. Lawyer Muhammad Rafique Rashid Ali said that in 2008, a three-member Court of Appeal bench led by Suryadi Halim Omar had asked trial judges to use established legal principles and logic before sentencing accused persons.

I know, people, including the High Court judge were upset over what the guy did, but that should not be the reason to make our judicial system looks weird like that.

No matter how guilty someone is, he/she shouldn't be sentenced like that and even more without even being represented by a lawyer.

It's a clear case of why we need the appellate court system.

A single judge deciding on a case shouldn't be a sure way for justice to be done.

The judge could be partial against or for the accused, maybe due to being angry about what he/she had done or due to personal reasons.

For instance, a judge may sentenced a politician to a long time in jail for corruption maybe because he/she does not like that guy's party or even just his face.

So, to make sure that doesn't happen, we have the Court of Appeal and Federal Court to get more learned and senior judges to check on that lower court judge's decision.

We do need this as Malaysians tend to judge someone a bit too fast.

Just because one group of politicians said another group of politicians are bad, we decided to change a government and get rid of the whole bunch, including the good ones from the accused group.

It turned out, the accusing group of politicians are as bad or even worse.

And unlike the courts of our judicial system, the court of public opinion doesn't have an appeal system.

We have to live with the outcome of our decision till the next general election....that is if there is a new free and fair election anymore lah.

Who knows, maybe the new bunch of politicians in power just decide "for the good of the nation" there should not be an election as we know it anymore.

To make it easier to manage the country, they would say. Like in China or North Korea.

Well, if you all make too much noise over it, they will just declare an Emergency. End of story. 

Sigh.

Eh, don't think too much and get depressed. Listen to this nice song instead,


Ciao.

Monday, 25 January 2021

Defend the Agong, please

Yesterday, someone brought to my attention this article at steadyaku47.com 

The King to step down?

I immediately saw it as an attack against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah over his decision to declare the state of Emergency as requested by the Muhyiddin's administration, supposedly in order to fight Covid-19.

Of course, as we all know, many others saw it as merely Perikatan Nasional's way to stay in power after Umno threatened to stop supporting the coalition after being bullied by Pribumi Bersatu.

I also knew that Muhyiddin's detractors have since been quietly implcating the Agong for allowing the state of Emergency. I believe they would not be so careful about it if not for the Sedition Act.

That article was however exceptionally brazen.

I'm not sure who exactlly wrote the article or the operater of this steadyaku47.com but I suspect that they are based overseas.

Something like Raja Petra and Sarawak Report who write and report about Malaysia from the UK.

That's why they were so brave about it.

True enough, they posted this one today as a follow-up,

Of Gading Sari, APMM, TSMY and the AGONG. Making Hay While The Sun Shine!

It's even worse than the first one. More direct.

I believe the media handlers of Sultan Abdullah need to handle these attacks with great finnese as they can't rely on the authorities and their state powers to take action against the writers of those articles and the website operators.

They need to find a way to rebutt the accusations as I was made to understand that those articles were being widely shared on social media platforms, especially WhatsApp.

They can't just be lazy and ignore such accussations as it would cast doubt on the integrtity of the Agong.

The Agong's media team, that I was informed is being led by a former bigshot editor need to learn from the failure of Umno media handlers in rebutting accusations against their leaders, which led to the BN's defeat in GE14 in 2018. 

As any long time reader of this blog knows, I'm a fan of Sultan Abdullah and had wrote a few times about how good he is as a Ruler. This is one of my posts on him

Sultan Abdullah will be a cool Agong


The picture which I took myself of Sultan Abdullah with flood victims who were sheltered at the Temerloh R&R area of the East Coast Highway in early January 2015

I always see Sultan Abdullah as especially caring for his rakyat and it's hard for me to believe in those accussations against him.

But that's me. How about the public in general?

Really, it would be a pity if his media handlers fail to counter the accusations properly.


Thursday, 21 January 2021

The miserable state of affairs

This is the 2,001st post of this blog since I started it on March 1, 2013. That's almost eight years ago.

I have slowed down a lot though with only 89 posts last year.

Truly, 2020 was a miserable year.

Unfortunately, things are not looking any better so far this year.

Covid-19 is getting worse and so does the political nonsense.

The whole country, except Sarawak is going under MCO again as the number of daily Covid-19 cases continues being far worse than when the pandemic started.

I'm not sure how they are going to enforce this MCO, but judging from how it was the past week, I don't think it would do much good.

Yea, even with that stupid state of Emergency, which I still think is political, on top of it.

Well, unless they make it much stricter. Something like when how it was before - everyone stays at home except those who really need to be out there.

Otherwise, it will just be for a show and more people will die.

I don't know about you all, but I'm already holed up here in the East Coast since I got out of KL when the MCO started there a week ago.

I'm not taking any chances. If the government chose to be wishy washy about it, I just have to rely on myself to avoid being infected.

It's good that my employer understand the situation and let me work from home. 

I don't understand why some other employers insist on risking the lives of their workers by not doing the same.

I mean, if the work could be done from home, just let them work from home lah.

And those big shops which continue to remain open, don't they care about the safety of their staff and customers?

Do they wantt things to go on as normal and let everyone be infected?

Those are big corporations selling branded goods and led by smart educated people, okay.

Corporate bottom line shouldn't be down to dead people, okay.

Yeah, I know, the government allowed them to remain open, but just wait la until more people die to a point where there would be not enough of us to go to their shops.

Shit. I'm sitting here in the kitchen early in the morning writing about this really gloomy situation.

But what to do, that's what's happening right now.

The only hope now is for the vaccine they said they will give us, to work.

However, I'm a bit apprehensive about them being rather slow about it.

Singapore, for instance, is already going full speed ahead with theirs.

Well, at least I know that my relatives over there are okay.

On our side, maybe they are still discussing over it....and discussing over it...and discussing over it....

Sigh.

I actually can go on and on about the miserable state of affairs now, but what the heck la, it's not going to change anything, right?

Feeling quite helpless, actually.

Wish I could go to sleep and wake up when the whole mess is over. Sort of hibernate. Weeks, months, years....

See, this is why I have slowed down a lot with the blogging business. Everytime I wanted to write, I was overcame by the miserable feeling of doom and gloom.

Okay, enough of that. I'm beginning to sound like a whining windbag.

Sorry if I'm making you all feeling miserable too. 

I'll try to find something more cheerful to write about for my next post.

Ciao.


Friday, 15 January 2021

MCO or CMCO...please be clearer

 It turns out that the currently enforced MCO is not as strict as the one at the start of the pandemic.

Was told by a friend in KL that it's basically the same as just a CMCO.

Offices and businesses are opened as usual.

The only difference was that food need to be tapaued and there were roadblocks again.

Guess, I shouldn't have left KL and instead work as normal.

I could have easily use a letter from my boss to get through the roadblocks.

That day I actually thought everything is going to be closed down like during the first MCO.

Asked for my boss' permission to run off to the East Coast to avoid going crazy alone in my room and she said okay.

Sigh....I wish they had made it clearer with their announcements.

Say la it's CMCO instead of MCO.

Now I'm stuck here in the East Coast.

Luckily, my boss told me that I can continue working from home over here.

She doesn't want me to risk kena saman for trying to cross state borders to get back to KL.

Anyway, if people could still go about and mingle at their work places, what's then the point of the lockdown?

People can still kena Covid-19 in their offices, I think.

Now I'm begining to wonder if it's not that strict, why do they need the State of Emergency.

By right they should make it stricter than the first MCO because based on the number of daily cases and deaths now, it's much worse than back then when Covid-19 hit the country.

Now even Ikea and Habib Jewels are opened.

Just sell online cannot ka?

Anyway, do people still want to buy furniture and jewellery during a lockdown? Too much money, is' it? I thought everyone suffering and don't have money now.

Well, maybe having the lockdown and State of Emergency is what really matter rather than really curbing Covid-19.

Maybe some people have decided that having this Covid-19 could be useful for something as it's a good excuse to get what they wanted.

Don't know lah. 

I just hope we can end this nightmare as soon as possible.

And I want to go back to my office too.

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Maybe we deserve a totalitarian regime...led by Sajat

I'm now at my hideout in the East Coast trying to do my best working from home.

Never been comfortable working like this as I'm used to my routine of going to the office.

Anyway, I suspect this MCO/CMCO is going to be for a long haul.

The Health DG yesterday said it would take at least until May to flatten the Covid-19 curve.

Therefore, the current two weeks lockdown is almost certainly going to be extended up to even more than a month.

The damage, especially economic, is of course will be enormous.

But, I guess we all simply have to bear with it.

This is to save lives.

It's better to be a poor third world country with living people than be an advance country with dead people. Right?

Yea, I really believe now that our country is on its way to be something like Cambodia or one of those African countries of poor people.

Something like going back to the 1950s when up to 70 per cent of our people were living below the poverty line.

And there is also the possibility that we are going to lose our democracy.

The precedence has been set - once power is in our hands, don't ever let it go. Use any excuse to hold on to it.

Soon, people will start campaigning that it's better to get rid of democracy as it would be easier to manage the country by having a government which is all powerful and without check and balance....like how it is now under this State of Emergency rule.

Well, never mind. If it's fated to be like that, then we just simply have to get use to it.

After all, some people in North Korea are still happy despite their country being like that. We can be like them too, right?

Anyway, I have think quite a bit and concluded that maybe we do deserve to live under the rule of a totalitarian regime.

It's because I found that many of us do think that it's okay to bully others.

I hate bullies and there are apparently many of them in this country, either at the workplaces, schools, and even in social media.

Just look at the recent Jais versus Sajat case.

Even if that Sajat is an irritating and troublesome pondan, I don't think they should have bullied her like that.

Why do they need to forcefully handcuff Sajat for an interrogation after she voluntarily went to the Jais office?

I have seen the recording of the incident, and I don't think they should have done that.

If they need to charge her, then just charge her instead of behaving like a bunch of thugs.

And there's no denying that the hundreds of comments that came with the video were purely a case of  mob bullying.

The worst was that they use Islam as their excuse for bullying.

Suddenly everyone is a defender of Islam and feels to have the right to use derogatory words to pass judgement on another human being.

I don't thik that's what Islam teaches us.

Trust me, I'm no fan of Sajat and I think she's annoying beyond belief. But then again, she's still a human being and deserves to be treated as such.

Really, I find it disturbing that so many of us have that bullying mentality.

Buli pondan seems to be an enjoyable pastime.

Oh ya, maybe that's why Allah is punishing us by letting an undemocratic government to rule over us.

If we are bullies, we have no right to later complain about being bullied by such a government.

And then there's the never ending Covid-19. Maybe that's Allah's punishment for us too.

 So, don't complain too much, okay.

Just pray for Allah's forgiveness and try to be a better human being.

Maybe then things will change for the better.

Hmmm...maybe I'm saying all these to myself more than to you all.

Cheers.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

State of Emergency, handling Covid-19 without democracy

 I was driving to the East Coast when they announced the State of Emergency yesterday.

Yeah, I was escaping the strict MCO about to be imposed in KL when that happened.

I was actually okay when PM Muhyiddin announced the lockdown the previous day but think the Emergency was unfortunate.

The lockdown is understandable because Covid-19 is now worse then when it first hit the country early last year. However, let us be honest about the Emergency being declared for political purposes.

With that, the current government has admitted that it can't handle Covid-19 in a democracy. That's why it needs the Emergency, which practically suspends the country's democracy. 

So, that's the way Muhyiddin's administration intends to handle the situation.

Well, I think it sets a precedence for other governmemnts which will come after this - faced with a crisis and losing the majority support of elected representitives: declares an Emergency.

Got it.

Najib could have done it when he was at the brink of losing GE14, and so could Dr Mahathir too when Pakatan Harapan was emploding. Just cook up something distressing and says the government needs to be focused and not be distracted by the opposition to solve it.

But they didn't.

Najib accepted defeat and Dr Mahathir resigned as per the democratic process.

Muhyiddin, instead, just changed the game.

Something like; I'm losing this football match, so I'm switching to rugby.

Not very fair, isn't it?

Never mind, it's done already.

It's until at least August, so I guess Muhyiddin now has time to convince Umno to continue supporting him and his administration....or getting their troublesome leaders being placed in jail for one reason or another.

Guess it's worth a try.

Whatever it is, I doubt it would change things much on the ground.

The most it would do is to prolong the uncertainty.

When BN lost GE14, the Umno grassroots mostly stayed with their party despite some of its leaders switching over to Pribumi Bersatu and became ministers and such.

I believe it will be the same this time.

They'll just wait until the next GE even if it is to be held in 2023.

Just imagine the Emergency being extended till then. Our economy will definitely suffer and Malaysia probably becomes a new Cambodia at that time.

Hey, it's possible okay, with the Covid-19 damage and all.

By then, I'll probably be selling pickled mangoes at a traffic light like these guys;


Hopefully not lah.

Let's pray for Malaysia, okay.

Sunday, 10 January 2021

A possible way out for Muhyiddin

 A friend who knows a lot of things told me via Whatsup yesterday that Muhyiddin may resign from his PM post tomorrow.

He didn't eleborate and I didn't ask for more details.

I  was sceptical. Heard all sorts of nonsense of late.

Then it occured to me that there is a possibility that Muhyiddin may do exactly that.

His position is not good now as Umno is threatening to kick him out of Putrajaya soon.

So, this is how I think he may do it.

Muhyiddin will hand over power to Anwar and bring Pribumi Bersatu back into Pakatan Harapan.

Yup, that's how I see it.

And with that Umno, Dr Mahathir and other anti-PH gang will be screwed.

Muhyiddin will just say he's doing it for the good of the country.

No election amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, which is getting worse.

Anwar will happily accept it.

After all he doesn't have any big quarrel with Muhyiddin like he does with Dr Mahathir and the Umno gang.


Heck, Anwar may even kiss and make up with Azmin and the gang.

I don't see any problem with him doing that for the sake of power......well, he can kill them off later what.

You all know lah how politics are in this country.

PH will then have a clear majority in parliament, better than Perikatan Nasional now.

As for Muhyiddin, Anwar may give him an important position and let his PBBM continue to chip at Umno's Malay vote bank.

I even think that there's a chance that Pas may join Muhyiddin into PH. Hey, they can keep some of their ministerial posts what.

Afterall, Anwar may need them to keep PBBM disciplined in PH. You know, divide and rule kinda way.

But then again if Pas decides that it can't stand DAP in PH, it may just side with Umno and the gang including the Sarawak parties in the opposition camp.

No problem.

Whatever it is, the Malay unity wave seen during the consecutive BN's by-election victories over a year ago may has subsided by now.

Even if it hasn't, Anwar, DAP and gang have over a year to do what they can to crush the opposition.

Deregister Umno, perhaps.

Eh, that's possible okay.

Anwar may even find an excuse to put Dr Mahathir in jail for all the handsome old man did to him back then.

Untuk keadilan, he would says.

Oh, Najib, Zahid and others will definitely go to jail one. That's for sure.

Urgh.....

Okay, that's my thought on politics for the day.

Going to take a nap now.

Cheers.

Thursday, 7 January 2021

From now till Jan 31

 Received quite a number of queries yesterday about the Umno supreme council meeting last night.

As if I know what was about to happen.

Honestly, I don't know at that time.

I just told the guys that my instict suggested that the Umno leaders will push for a general election.

Reason - most of them are getting shit deals from Muhyiddin's gang even after supporting the 2021 Budget that day.

And of course that was what the Umno grassroots wanted in their proposals during the recent divisional meetings.

Well, by now we know that was almost exactly what happened, except that they said it will be decided at the party's general assembly on Jan 31.

Those who asked me about it earlier sounded dissapointed, saying it was an anti-climax. They were actually expecting Umno to pull the plug on Muhyiddin there and then last night.

Among them was my beloved who supports DAP.

Seriously, nowadays my beloved even think that Najib is better than Muhyiddin.

Now Muhyiddin and his Pribumi Bersatu gang have until Jan 31 to offer Umno something to prolong their hold on Putrajaya.

I told my beloved that Muhyiddin also still have the Covid-19 lockdown card to play.

If Umno continues with its plan to push for election, the government could always impose another lockdown to thwart them.

And it's going to be with good reason because the pandemic is now worse than when it first hit the country in March last year.

So, the political ding dong is going to continue for quite a while more.

Also, I would like to mention about what happened before the Umno supreme council meeting yesterday, when Annuar Musa, who was sacked from his BN sec-gen post openly accused Umno president Zahid Hamidi of colluding with Anwar Ibrahim and DAP. 

I told myself that something was wrong with this Annuar guy. He was put there as BN sec-gen by Zahid back then despite his quite uselessness in my opinion and now he's whacking his boss like nobody's business.

I doubt his claim that it was because he loves Umno and his wish to preserve his integrity. He is after all a minister in Muhyiddin's administration.

Anyway, as I wrote before, I no longer mind if Umno makes friend with DAP if it's for the good of the country.

Both need to moderate their ways, of course. And they need to get rid of the bad ones who always spoilt things among them.

So, whatever Annuar Musa tried to pull yesterday did not work on me.

And I suspect it doesn't work much among the majority of Umno members and supporters too.

I even know of this one old lady who supports Umno and despises DAP who said it's better for Umno to be friends with DAP than Pribumi Bersatu.

No kidding, okay.

Well, let's wait and see what will happen between now and Jan 31.

Somehow, I have a feeling there is going to be a new lockdown....hahahaha

Too bad for the economy and everyone, I guess

Cheers.

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Prasarana as expected, and a tough 2021 start

 Let me start by saying  this is why appointing politicians as chairmen of GLCs is a very bad idea,

Prasarana under MACC investigation, CEO told to go on leave




Well, by now, I believe most of you all already know about what the actual shit that has been happening at Prasarana. The whole thing had gone viral. So, no need for me to eleborate lah.

Whatever it is, politicians, with the exception of one or maybe two very moral individuals should not be let even near a GLC. 

Being made a chairman, they simply think they own the place.

By right, they should only be chairing the board meetings and that's about it.The running of the GLC should be left to the professionals.

That's how it should be, okay.

Anyway, I wrote about this one on May 27, last year

The unfortunate political appointments - Sime Darby Plantation

excerpts;

To appoint politicians to GLCs is one thing but to appoint unqualified and proven failed politicians to important posts in GLCs is simply bad and there's no excuse for it.

Still, I have ignored this issue till now as I wanted the focus to be on the Covid-19 war.

I have to admit though that I cringed upon reading news of those appointments....such as Khaled Nordin as Boustead chairman and Tajuddin Rahman as Perasarana chairman.

"Tak ada orang lain ke?" I asked in my heart.

So, don't tell me I didn't give any warning.

Really, Muhyiddin and his Pribumi Bersatu guys fucked up very badly on this political appointments at GLCs.

Anyway, it's too bad that we have to start 2021 with these sorts of nonsense.

A lot of bad stuff actually happened these past first five days of the year.

I have given up on the shitty politics. No matter what, the politicians will always try to fuck us up anyway. I'm tired of writing about them.

At the moment, I'm more concerned about the major flood which hit several parts of the country.

There have already been several fatalities and thousands are now at flood relief centers.

Hopefully this will get better within the next few days and those flood victims receive the necessary help.

Also, I'm more concerned over the continuing high number of Covid-19 cases.

Praying that it will end soon. Yea, what else could I do.

On the personal front, things have not been so well for me either.

Several of my friends passed away over the past weeks, including arwah Zakhir Mohamad whose death affected me quite significantly.

There were several other issues that I'm facing now, but they were too private for me to tell you all.

On a lighter note, I'm also still without a place to practice my darts and for now at risk of being beaten by about anyone at my club. Hahaha.

Really guys, those are my real concerns instead of all the nonsense about who should be PM or which party should run the country.

They are all the same to me now. All quite useless, actually. So, let them sort that one out for themselves. If we have to vote later, we should just vote whomever we feel are the better ones among them. We should vote the ones with less bullshit and really want to work for us. Doesn't matter from which party.

Seriously, for the next general election, I'm not going to vote along party line. For me, it's the candidate that counts. One thing for sure though, I'll definitely not going to vote for a politician GLC chairman or any of their type.

I sincerely believe that's one way to teach the politicians not to fuck up things anymore at the expense of the rakyat.