Friday, October 30, 2009

The scum of government.

Quotation from Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989) on "government":

"Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top."

How true, how true.

Malaysia Boleh!!

And remember, his quotation on a patriot:

"A patriot must be ready to defend his country against his government."

Thursday, October 29, 2009

How to spin a top in different ways.

There is only one way to spin a top. But in Bolehland, politicians can do it in reverse, double flicks plus triple summersaults. This is how it works:

As reported in
Malaysianinsider : (this is the reversed spin)

[“The investigation in relation to V. K. Lingam’s video case is still under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the police are no longer handling the case,” he said in a written reply to Wangsa Maju MP Wee Choo Keong.]

and these are the double flicks and triple summersaults like this:

[Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz had in a written reply last week to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said that no action would be taken against Lingam.

Nazri explained today that he never said that the case was closed and blamed the media for misinterpreting his words.

“That is your reading. I never said it. That is why I was wondering if the case was closed. You all concluded that it is closed,” he told reporters in Parliament.

He said that there was “no further action” but it was not closed and added that the case can be reopened if there are new witnesses. ]

I just hope that they continue to spin until they drop dead!

They are treating us like a bunch of idiots.

Remember to teach these monkeys a good lesson come next GE!

Send them to Timbuktu!

The original spin was like this: "looks like me, stinks like me, it's me!"

Not happy? Then resign.

(This person's photo is not fit to appear in this blog.
So I just put something close to it:)

The Malaysianinsider reports:

[Port Klang assemblyman Badrul Hisham Abdullah has quit PKR, citing a loss of faith in the party leadership and unhappiness over financial allocations, in a move that could spark a crisis in the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government.

Badrul Hisham said he would now be a Barisan Nasional (BN) friendly independent lawmaker.

He did not say if he would eventually be joining Umno or any other political party, but he asserted that he would not relinquish his state seat.]

Hey you! If you are not happy, then also resign from your State Assembly Seat.

This is again from the Malaysianinsider:

[Khalid's political secretary Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad said today Badrul Hisham has been evasive and has not made efforts to improve his work despite getting a show-cause letter on Aug 20, 2008.

"Mentri Besar of Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid today had made a recommendation to the Parti Keadilan Rakyat supreme council for Badrul Hisham to resign as assemblyman," he said in a four-paragraph statement today.]

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Identify yourself!

This is amazing! I did not believe the Internet world would ever achieve this, but it has arrived!

You can find your old self in the photos of your old schools irrespective of where you were from.

And one step better, I tried the second time by just clicking the "submit" button, without keying in the data, and my picture came out again!

This is unbelievable!!

Don't believe? You can click the website below:

How many innocent children must die??

(Picture from Sun2surf)

The Malaysian insider reports:

The Pakatan Rakyat (PR) today demanded that the 1 Malaysia camp to be suspended until the safety of students taking part in the programme can be guaranteed.

A 50-metre suspension bridge in Kuala Dipang, Perak collapsed late last night killing at least one student, while two are still missing.

I wonder whether the politicians send their children to these camps???


As the good doctor said something is very wrong. But then again, who doesn't know that?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Feeling guilty? Then confess!

Honestly, I never respected this person because he was a "career spinner". During those years his spinning antics were so glaring, especially on national tv.

Now in his twilight years he is brave enough to share the story of his "achievements" with us.

You can read a write-up in The Sunday Star HERE:

I have nothing much to say, except some people have the conscience and wisedom to feel remorse for whatever they had done which should not have been done in the eyes of the almighty who they believe in.

However, I just can't resist quoting the following statements:

“What I can’t forget is the way Dr Mahathir dropped me without any hati budi (grace and gratitude),” he writes in the chapter entitled Habis Madu Sepah Dibuang (When the Sweetness is Finished, the Tasteless Part is Thrown Away).

Since then, he has become more critical of his former political master. For instance: “We know that Dr Mahathir blamed Pak Lah in all aspects even though the initial problems were caused by he himself. This is the ‘expertise’ of Dr Mahathir,” writes Tok Mat sardonically.

However, he adds that money politics really became a “cancer” within Umno during Dr Mahathir’s era.

“In the old days, the corruption was smaller. If an Umno branch leader did not get a taxi permit, he would dissolve his branch. Now many Umno leaders are busy looking for big projects. That’s the success of the NEP (New Economic Policy),” he laughs.

More seriously, his book concludes, “Umno has jeopardised its image with power grabbing, money politics, bribery and excessive racism by certain leaders.... Umno must reform or I fear the End of the Dream (for the party) will really happen.”

Have peace, Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Easy money on easy targets!

I only have one credit card. My wife has a supplementary one. That's all.

RM50 service tax for a credit card! RM25 for a supplementary card.

Reason? To deter people holding too many cards. This way they will spend less. What a stupid spin! You mean to say I can't spend more with one card? For no apparent reason, I have to fork out RM75 to feed these idiots; and I am a retired senior citizen (with no pension, by the way).

Down with you despicable people. I will send all of you to Timbuktu, come the next GE!

Another spin, another easy money spinner on easy targets.

Read this too: CLICK HERE:

Like my granddaughter said, "I'm very very angry!"

How about Service Tax RM100 for each mobile phone? That'll be great!!

May they rot in hell!!!

Looks like me, it's me!

Looks like me, sounds like me, stinks like me, it's me!

Correct! Correct! Correct!

Disgusting to the core. How do I describe this. Let me leave it to this brilliant young man to tell the story.

After reading it, remember to vote wisely come next GE.

Presenting John Lee :
" Weak reasons for dropping Lingam case. "

Want to know what Anwar Ibrahim has to say? Click HERE.

[Post script: Now the latest spins: "How to spin a top in different ways."]

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Damaged Image!

MalaysianInsider reports:

"Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon confirmed in Parliament today that the government had engaged Apco Worldwide, an international public affairs and media relations company, to boost its image overseas.

The Malaysian Insider understands that the contract is worth some RM20 million but Koh, in a written reply to a question from DAP’s Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching, did not divulge the exact amount. "

How many lives can be saved with RM20 million? Who cares?

If you have a flawed product, no amount of promotion can sell it.

No one would even take it for free!!

What image?? It's already damaged!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Cancer of Corruption!

( The zodiac sign of cancer. )

This is from The Star Online:

"The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested a director of a government department who is said to be a millionaire, an officer and two rangers for allegedly accepting a bribe of more than RM100,000.

A special team from the Putrajaya MACC headquarters was believed to have seized more than RM300,000 from the director’s house in Kulim, Kedah, yesterday."

And this one from

"Police have referred to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) the report lodged against the wife of Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai pertaining to allegations contained in a letter published on the Internet."

And this from me:
Police officer jailed for "accepting" RM5 from motor-cyclist. Poor officer, my heart bleeds for you!

And there were two postings that I posted long time ago. The titles are "I too will succumb to temptation" and "The wise turtle and the little fishes".

Before you read them, let me share with you the comment by the good doctor in his blog about how the Hong Kong government tackled with complete success this cancer called corruption. This is extracted from his blog post in
Dr Hsu's Forum:

" Even in the setting up of ICAC in Hong Kong, during the initial phase, the police and all other enforcement departments went to the streets and threatened to go on strike, and in the end the authority have to give amnesty to everyone (almost everyone was corrupt at that time in Hong Kong) and promised there would be no witch hunt, and only corruptions after a certain date would be considered an offense, and those committed before that date would be forgiven.. That calmed the police down and slowly, corruption disappears."

Now my two postings:

for "I too will succumb to temptation."


for "The wise turtle and the little fishes."

Have fun.

Monday, October 19, 2009

How not to go to the toilet.

Now this is a good one:

Things You Need to Know About Chinese Swordsman Movies
1. Being the hero's parents will always be unlucky and will usually be killed by enemies when the hero is young, and the hero will become an orphan.

2. When a man is wounded and dying, he always manage to catch his breath and speak a few sentences to reveal the killer before dropping his head and declared dead.

3. Skilled people are able to fly over roof tops, up trees and across distances without any sweat. But when travelling to towns and villages, they still have to walk or ride horses.

4. The heroes need not have to work for money, but will always have gold and silvers with them to pay for their dishes.

5. The heroes and villains will meet each other very often no matter how big the country is and no matter where they are.

6. Healing internal wounds in the body is as easy as sitting down cross-legged, palms on the knees and smoke coming out from the head.

7. They can keep a lot of stuff in their sleeves and waistband and never drop them (carrying especially lots of those gold and silver ingots)

Things You Would Never Know Without Indian Movies

1. A man will show no pain while taking the most ferocious beating but will wince when a woman tries to cleanse his wounds.

2. The hero cannot fall in love with the heroine (vice versa) unless they first perform a dance number in the rain.

3. Once applied, make-up is permanent, in rain or in any other situation.

4. Two lovers can be dancing in the field and out of nowhere, 100 people will appear from god-knows-where and join them in the dance.

5. In the final scene, the hero will discover that the bad guy who he is up against is actually his brother and the maid who looked after him is his mother and the chief inspector is his father and the Judge is his uncle and so forth.

6. Key English words used in the movie (usually said out loud between sentences) are No Problem!, My God!, Get Out!, Shut-up!, Impossible!, Please forgive me!

7. They drop down on the ground and roll and roll while singing and come out with different clothing.

8. They can run around the coconut trees, singing, batting eyes-lid, throwing glances at each other and change clothes all at the same time without being out of breath.

My addition:
Both never need to go to the toilet !!

Are you a real leader?

You should concentrate on reading this article emailed to me. So no picture for this post.

A leader should know how to manage failure

(Former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam at Wharton India Economic forum,
Philadelphia , March 22, 2008)

Question: Could you give an example, from your own experience, of how
leaders should manage failure?

Kalam: Let me tell you about my experience. In 1973 I became the project
director of India 's satellite launch vehicle program, commonly called the
SLV-3. Our goal was to put India 's 'Rohini' satellite into orbit by 1980. I
was given funds and human resources -- but was told clearly that by 1980 we
had to launch the satellite into space. Thousands of people worked together
in scientific and technical teams towards that goal.

By 1979 -- I think the month was August -- we thought we were ready. As the
project director, I went to the control center for the launch. At four
minutes before the satellite launch, the computer began to go through the
checklist of items that needed to be checked. One minute later, the computer
program put the launch on hold; the display showed that some control
components were not in order. My experts -- I had four or five of them with
me -- told me not to worry; they had done their calculations and there was
enough reserve fuel. So I bypassed the computer, switched to manual mode,
and launched the rocket. In the first stage, everything worked fine. In the
second stage, a problem developed. Instead of the satellite going into
orbit, the whole rocket system plunged into the Bay of Bengal . It was a big

That day, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, Prof.
Satish D hawan, had called a press conference. The launch was at 7:00 am,
and the press conference -- where journalists from around the world were
present -- was at 7:45 am at ISRO's satellite launch range in Sriharikota
[in Andhra Pradesh in southern India ]. Prof. Dhawan, the leader of the
organization, conducted the press conference himself. He took responsibility
for the failure -- he said that the team had worked very hard, but that it
needed more technological support. He assured the media that in another
year, the team would definitely succeed. Now, I was the project director,
and it was my failure, but instead, he took responsibility for the failure
as chairman of the organization.

The next year, in July 1980, we tried again to launch the satellite -- and
this time we succeeded. The whole nation was jubilant. Again, there was a
press conference. Prof. Dhawan called me aside and told me, 'You conduct the
press conference today.'

I learned a very important lesson that day. When failure occurred, the
leader of the organization owned that failure. When success came, he gave it
to his team. The best management lesson I have learned did not come to me
from reading a book; it came from that experience

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where are all my regulars?

This post has no picture.

I am just wondering whether my regulars are still with me? Atm, Lilly, Grace, Bow amongst others. What puzzles me is that my "site meter" shows an increase in visitors.

Any comment this time?

Do things in moderation.

Received this email from a friend. It is worth your time reading through if you are as young as me:

A forwarded e-mail for your reading.

"I would like to share with you an actual but very sad occurrence which I
hope may get you guys to ponder over what constitutes anxieties,
extremities and unnecessary over reactions. A long story... but worth
reading for lessons learned.... you may want to pass on to others.

A friend's father who is a retiree in his mid-60s, is perfectly
healthy looking and behaving normal, plays his round of golf each Sunday,
does a fair bit of gardening, keeps himself busy the rest of his time
helping his son's (my friend's) little retail business, and goes on
tour/trips every now and then ......

He was persuaded by his daughters and other well-wishers to go for his
medical checkup which he had last done before retirement some 10 years ago.
He didn't see the need to do it as he was feeling perfectly ok and healthy.
Of course he didn't want to spend the money. After persistent persuasion
from his family he finally gave in (his daughters agreed to foot the bill).

First his blood test revealed a total cholesterol count well above the 5.2
threshold (in fact close to 6). The doctor advised that he went for his
stressed ECG test.

Again he had to be persistently persuaded to go thru that test, which he
did. And it revealed some abnormality with his heart.

Now the doctor advised that he went thru angiogram. He resisted again and
again after much pestering he subscribed to that invasive test.....which
revealed three (3) blockages in his heart. And the doctor advised he went
thru angioplasty.

This time he was adamant not to go any further. But it was like the end of
the world for his family members who were all highly educated people with
learned common sense. They went thru the highest mountains and deepest
oceans to convince the old man to go thru angioplasty.

The surgery was successful. And he was given a clean bill of health. His
heart is revitalized and cleared of all blockages. After returning home
from the hospital, his family (especially his daughters) put him on a
"healthy" diet. Strictly no meat....only vegetables and fruits, with perhaps
an occasional dish of steamed fish.... no oil.

The result.... the poor old man became weaker, couldn't drive his golf ball
the distance he used to, got tired easily when he did his gardening, lost a
lot of weight (which everyone was happy because they see him getting
healthier that way), went to bed unusually early ('cause he got tired
sitting up late watching the sports channels).... in a nutshell he actually
got weaker and probably suffering from mal-nutrition!

Hardly 2 months after the angioplasty he passed away, supposedly from heart
complications.. All of a sudden, a few family doctor friends were able to
offer explanations. One of them had this to say...

Heart blockages do not happen overnight. They are built up over time. And
the body has somehow gotten used to the blockages. As long as the effects
of the blockages are not life-threatening, it may be best to leave them
alone. Maybe it is better not to know about this. For most men at that
advanced age, blockage is common and some may be even worse. Not knowing it
has one clear advantage. There won't be any STRESS imposed on the person.

And STRESS is the killer.

Some may not respond well with angioplasty. With the heart cleared of its
blockages, the blood flow will be unrestricted. But sometimes the body
(even the heart may not be used to this new revitalized condition) may not
know how to cope with it quick enough. Coupled with a "healthy" diet of
just fruits and vegetables which are not the usual and normal intake of
this person, may and can do further damage.

So it's a combination of all these that could have killed this poor old man
who was, just 2 months before, a healthy bubbly man living a perfectly normal
STRESS-FREE retired life.

Today my friend and his siblings all regretted what they had done to their father.

Moral of the story is not to be extreme and take everything in life in its
stride and with moderation.

One more thing.... my family doctor, age late 40s, hardly takes meat, a
good sportsman, has a total cholesterol count of 6.

Some times it's in the genes. Like my 90 year-old mother-in-law who lives
by herself, does her own marketing, cooks her own food, never eats any meat
that is not fat all her life, hates lean meat but cholesterol very high
......and she is still kicking and so mentally alert. One thing....she's got

She only gives STRESS to all others around her. That's probably why she's
living alone by herself.

So my friends... Don't get paranoid and stressed up for nothing!!! "

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Now go get them!

(Picture from MalaysiaInsider)

Ong Tee Keat decides to stay on as MCA President.

Good on you!

Now go get them fast, before you fall.

Good luck!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Little is very big.

Sometimes a little can be very big. The little bit can make a big difference. Take the recent Bagan Pinang by-election results. This is what Uncle Lim has to say as reported in MalaysianInsider:

"Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) loss in the Bagan Pinang by-election was a rude wake-up call for the coalition, indicating that it could not be overconfident of its popularity among Malaysians, said the DAP’s Lim Kit Siang. "

There have been many "expert" opinions on the embarrassing defeat of PR, especially for PAS. Let me add to this "expert" opinion. Don't ever look down or disregard the little ones, those minority voters. They may make the big difference. They will make or break you.

From my own thinking, if voters had a proper education and had a sense of moral and ethical principle, the opposition's job will be made easier. But lacking these attributes, PR has to do a lot of real PR, that is Public Relations to "educate" the voters and to "sell" their product with proper marketing strategies.

Don't get what I mean? Never mind; it's meant to be. Read between the lines and think.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Are you like that?

Please note today's "Thought of the Day" featured on the right top margin of this blog:

"Plenty of kind, decent, caring people have no religious beliefs, and they act out of the goodness of their hearts. Conversely, plenty of people who profess to be religious, even those who worship regularly, show no particular interest in the world beyond themselves. -John Danforth, priest, ambassador, senator (b. 1936) "

How true, how true!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

When you have this, you don't have that!

We have 3 stupid stages of life……… one!

Life is like that.

Teen age:
Have Time + Energy …but No Money

Working Age:
Have Money + Energy …but No Time

Old age:
Have Time + Money …but no Energy

No Money,
No Time,
No Energy !!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

How to reduce sickness.

Got this from the email:

If you want to live healthy....must read this message!

1. No Breakfast
People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2 . Overeating
It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3. Smoking
It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4. High Sugar consumption
Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5. Air Pollution
The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our 20 body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6 . Sleep Deprivation
Sleep allows our brain to rest... Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells..

7. Head covered while sleeping
Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8. Working your brain during illness
Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9. Lacking in stimulating thoughts
Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10. Talking Rarely
Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain


The main causes of liver damage are:
1. Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.

2. Not urinating in the morning.

3 . Too much eating.

4. Skipping breakfast.

5. Consuming too much medication.

6. Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.

7. Consuming unhealthy cooking oil.
As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.

8. Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to 'schedule.'

The top five cancer-causing foods are:

1.. Hot Dogs
Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can't live without hot dogs, buy those made without sodium nitrate.

2. Processed meats and Bacon
Also high in the same sodium nitrates found in hot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

3. Doughnuts
Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, and hydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts, says Adams , may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

4. French fries
Like doughnuts, French fries are made with hydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries, said Adams .

5. Chips, crackers, and cookies
All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.

PASS THIS TO ALL WHOM YOU LOVE & CARE FOR. ............ .. ....

Monday, October 5, 2009

30 sen more for cigarettes.

Cigarettes cost 30 sen more from now. The reason? To discourage smokers from smoking. How many times cigarette taxes have increased for the same reason? Any positive result?

You don't have to be a genius to know that this doesn't work. And why do they still want to increase taxes on cigarettes? Why don't they just impose a hefty increase on duties on luxury cars and other luxury items? Think about it. I highly suspect a hidden agenda. Think about it.

I am a non-smoker. And I do agree that smoking is not beneficial to health, and definitely hurts the pockets; especially for the lower income groups. But let us be fair and have a bit of sympathy to the poor (literally) smokers.

From my years of observation, a very big proportion of the blue collar workers, or more crudely, the labourers, smoke. To many, this is the only "joy" that they know how, apart from laying bricks and tarring the road under the hot sun. Now before their health deteriorates, their pockets are lighter. What about their family welfare? Do you think Ahmad, Ah Chong, and Maniam will reduce smoking, let alone quit??

Hidden agenda!! And as always the helpless and powerless are the easy targets.

(Post script: SMS survey by NTV 7 news @ 8pm
"Will increase in cigarette duty results in smokers smoking less?"
NO : 73%
YES : 27% )

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Freedom to leave.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd - Australia

(This came from an email:)
Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks..

Rudd angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote:
'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians. '

'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom'

'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society . Learn the language!'

'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.'

'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this.. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.'

'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I Salute You, New China!

Today (1 October 2009) is the 60th Anniversary of the founding of New China.

(50th Anniversary National Flag Raising Parade)

("March Of The Volunteers")

(Flag-raising ceremony at the 2008 Beijing Olimpic Games)

The National Anthem of China : March of the Volunteers


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