Sunday, December 14, 2008

...howwwzattt... when nature speaks...

Nowadays, I've stopped buying any of those mainstream newspapers. The reason why, I hate seeing intelligent beings licking their master's balls just to save their own asses in keeping their position, power or whatever greed that've been planted inside them.

When mention of Taiping or Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill), there's this kind of sentimental feeling crept inside me. So, here is a piece by one of the NST journalist relating Bukit Larut against the calamity recently befell those people that live in Bukit Antarabangsa.

Past present with A. Kathirasen

(NST) THOSE who have travelled the tortuous road up Bukit Larut, or Maxwell Hill, in Taiping, would, like me, have wondered why the British colonialists had built such a tiny road.

At several turns, one jeep has to hunker over the edge of the narrow strip to allow another jeep to pass. And yes, only jeeps are allowed up.

Only much later did I learn the reason for this: it was so designed to allow minimal cuts along the slopes so as to reduce erosion, and therefore, landslides.

Would I be amiss in suggesting that today's engineers and builders, or at least some of them, have not learnt this lesson? According to geotechnical engineer Dr Gue See Sew most of the major landslides in the country are due to errors in design and construction.

Of course I wouldn't go to the extent of saying engineers and builders in the past were more professional or less susceptible to the demands of developers. I wouldn't want to impute greed as a factor that drives developers to cut down hillslopes to build residences. I wouldn't want to insinuate that some government officials involved in the approval or inspection of these sites might be incompetent or corrupt. Neither would I want to theorise that perhaps some of those buying properties on hills or hillslopes have a secret desire to feel taller than their fellow citizens.

Certainly, there are many factors that precipitate a landslide. The type of soil and the steepness of the terrain are key factors. The intensity of rainfall too. It does not take a scientist to conclude that in a country with plenty of rainfall, the danger of erosion is inherent in hilly terrain.

That is why a smile spread across my face when I read the statement by Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan ascribing the landslide at Bukit Antarabangsa on Dec 6, which took four lives, to natural factors as it had been raining prior to the incident. There was, he declared, no clear proof of human negligence.

It brought to mind similar statements issued by government leaders over the years.

For instance, after landslides on Genting Highlands on June 30, 1995 killed 20 people, the then Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu was reported as saying it was due to "natural causes". Granted, erosion is a natural occurrence. But doesn't land clearing to construct buildings accelerate erosion? Doesn't such human activity weaken the earth?

After every major landslide over the years, the government, assuming a stentorian tone, has issued stop-work orders or temporarily frozen hillslope development. It was no different this time.

This too is rather amusing. For, it has been our experience that, after a few months, when public attention shifts to some other calamity or issue, development work almost always resumes.

Developers, buyers, approving agencies and state governments have not learnt from the the 455 landslides that have occurred since 1961, including the Highland Towers tragedy in 1993 which claimed 48 lives. The problem, as in most other areas, is not a lack of guidelines or laws. It is the lack of a culture of accepting responsibility. It is a lack of enforcement. And it is the lack of a maintenance culture. I wonder if menteris besar and state executive councillors would be more cautious in approving projects if they are held accountable for such tragedies.

I wonder if engineers, architects and approving and inspecting officials at local government-level would be more diligent if they are held liable.

One thing is certain: as long as there is demand for houses on hillslopes, there will be developers willing to build them. Perhaps the time has come to make hillslope development requirements so rigorous that the expenses incurred will discourage such development.In the meantime, the authorities should ensure maintenance work is carried out on the country's 19,000 slopes. This includes Bukit Larut, of course.

Nightmares on the hill slopes
Houses constructed without proper care and control
When nature takes a cough
Disaster fall lives loss
Properties, sorrows and tears
Now who is to blame?
Finger pointing it never ends
Why buy into a death trip?
Don’t we have enough of it?
Nice view fresh air
Greed of class people live to hear
Along the streets
Surely prosperous already
Yet it is worth it?
When lives can be lost
When nature struggles to balance it
When man destroys it blatantly
On history we forget15 years ago tragedy killed 48 people
On hill side developments
Now in between we read about it
Yet government approves
Of business profits and greed
Now do we really learn?
Don’t buy hilly properties
No matter what developers say?
Just think about lives
Living precariously never knowing when
Nature will strike and teach us lesson

Taken from Caravanserai...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

... howwwzattt... tahniah Angah...

Angah (stripe shirt) with her brother and sisters

For any 12 years old child, today was a big moment for them as today they get to know the result for their UPSR.

I was at my daughter’s school earlier today attending their Hari Penyampaian Hadiah where my daughter received her prize for overall English subject. She was in year 6. Though she was more than happy for receiving her prize, deep down inside I know she must be really nervous knowing that the UPSR result is on the way.

Just before noon news broke out that she was one of the 14 pupils that got all A’s for the exam and soon after that she officially received her result slip from her HM. Emotional moments were all around, some were crying (parents included) in relieve that their hard works had paid off and some were with sombre looks on their face perhaps the results were not up to their expectation.

Those who got the 5As
Anyway, this is just a small obstacle for them. There are many more waiting ahead, not just academically but also the test of lives and I’m glad that she had passed one of them with flying colors.

Earlier Angah received her prize for best English
subject overall
Who knows, perhaps she too will continue her secondary schooling in SERATAS Taiping after me and then I have reason to visit her every months if not weeks at my beloved school.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

...howwwzattt... if only pt. 2...

All About Numbers It Seems...

Had came across this piece from here while horsing around. It made me think that how true it was that we all just a statistic...

All through my school life, I had my fair share of forms to fill and each time I get to the part that said "race", I had to choose between (1) Malay, (2) Chinese, (3) Indian and (4) Others. I am always number 4. I don't really know how the forms are for school-going children today but I suspect that not much has changed.

I did have moments when I felt like ticking the box numbered (1). Just for fun! However, brought up by a rather strict mom and a very strict Convent school, I never did. Only once in my life did I play truant. Moreover, I was caught! That's a story for another day.

Anyway, back to being number 4. It wasn't all too bad back then. Being the minority, did make me feel a little special. The 1s, 2s and 3s were so many. The Number 4s stood out, in some way. We were noticed more easily. People remembered us better too.

Now at almost half a century, yeah, almost but not quite there, I look back and see how advantageous it has been. Every single member of my family, the 4s has married either a 1, 2 or 3. Hahahaha. Typing this seems like a mathematical equation. Now the outcome of this 4 + 1 or 4 + 2 or 4 + 3 has resulted in a lovely concoction of a truly Malaysian child.

These "products" of mixed numbers have grown up with each other, never knowing anything except being from the same family. Now isn't that nice! Until, of course, they grow older, enter school and find out that they are “numbers” which exist in our system. For what purpose? Until now, I cannot fathom it. "Statistics", you say! Ahhhhhhhh , but whatever for? Can't we just call ourselves Malaysians?

When we were young, we used to joke about the mixture our kids would be when we marry. We came up with rather hilarious made up words. I’ll share them with you here;

Indian + Filipino = Indipino
Chinese + Filipino = Chilipino or Chinipino
Malay + Filipino = Milipino

Consider also Singaporean + Filipino = Silipino (go tease your Silipino friends, now)

(Note: I’m Malaysian and my Singaporean husband has been called a “Singalaysian” by rakyat@work!). So funny!

Therefore, I think, being Number four isn’t half-bad. We have a great mixture of unity. We respect and celebrate each other’s beliefs. We accept that we are not the same but neither are we that different. We inherited common genes and came from a similar blood pool. At every festive occasion, we have somewhere to go. In our minds and hearts, there is no distinction between races. As someone once said, we all belong to the human race.
Here is a collage of some pictures of my beautiful extended family!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

...howwwzattt... if only...

I couldn't help myself from reproduce something taken from Hishamuddin Rais's blog and I'm not ashame of admitting it.

"...they say that when you meet the love of your life, time will stops..." - BIG FISH

BUNGA POPI - Usman Awang (12 Julai 1929 - 29 November 2001)

Dari darah, dari nanah yang punah di tanah,
rangka manusia kehilangan nyawa disambar senjata,
hasil manusia gila perang membunuh mesra,
bunga merah berkembang indah minta disembah.

Yang hidup tinggal sisa nyawa, penuh derita,
kering, bongkok, cacat, tempang dan buta,
perang dalam kenangan penuh kengerian,
sekarang dalam kepahitan,
dalam kesepian.

Yang lain kehilangan anak, suami dan kekasih,
hilang pergantungan, hilang pencarian,
hidup kebuluran,
ribuan janda, ribuan kecewa, ribuan sengsara,
jutaan anak-anak yatim hidup meminta-minta.

Manusia gila perang telah membunuh segala mesra!
perang berlangsung mencari untung tanah jajahan!
perang berlangsung membunuh anak dalam buaian!
perang berlangsung menghantar lebur nilai kebudayaan!

Bunga popi bunga mayat perajurit bergelimpangan,
bunga darah merah menyimbah,
penuh kengerian.
Kami benci pada perang penuh pembunuhan!
kami rindu pada damai sepanjang zaman!

Usman Awang1955

In English Translation :


From blood, from pus that rots in the soil,
from skeletons that have lost their lives,
snatched by weapons,
the result of war maniacs who kill love,
the red flowers bloom beautifully,
requesting to be adored.

Those who live on are remnants of life,
full of sufferings,
wizened, bent, deformed, maimed and blind,
war in retrospect is full of horrors;
they remember now,
in bitterness,
in solitude.

Others lost children, husbands and sweethearts,
lost their sources of support, their livelihood,
they live in starvation,
thousands widowed,
thousands disappointed,
thousands tormented;
millions of orphans live on, and beg.

The war maniacs have killed all love!
war raged and found profit in colonial lands!
war raged and killed babies in their cradles!
war raged, and destroyed cultural values.

Poppies are the flowers of fallen soldiers,
flowers drenched red with blood,
full of horrors.
We hate war,
full of killing!
we cry for a never-ending peace!

Usman Awang1955

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

...howwwzattt... the joke was on you...

To repent or not to repent (taubat), that’s the question. Lately we are kind of used in hearing stupid remarks and statements made by our politicians. This is not just a normal under the tree politicians; this is the same person we elected (not me) to represent our voices, our needs up to the higher echelon of the food chain. Yet their acts and thinking are not streamlined with the highest regard put upon them by us commoners.

One ex-MB had asked one ex-Minister to repent himself for questioning the Malay Supremacy (Ketuanan Melayu) and furthermore he said, this ex-Minister should get himself out of the “rumpun” Melayu. How one expects to get out of one “rumpun” and next to be in another “rumpun”, funny isn’t it?

I never heard a Chinese that doesn’t want to be a Chinese any longer and instead opt to be Malay, French, Indian, Eskimos or what so ever. I never heard Malay that doesn’t want to be Malay any longer and instead opt to be a Chinese, French, Indian, Eskimo, Punjabi or what so ever. The same goes to the Indian, in fact the same applies to whatever existing races on the face of this planet. One can never “bertaubat” from being in his race or “bangsa”, it is odd and very peculiar if these should happen.

How was that???

Sunday, November 2, 2008

...howwwzattt... you're beautiful...

Boob job anyone? When we talk about boob job, it is always associated with women or is it just my imagination? Nowadays women are more conscious not only how beautiful their face are but it has gone to an extend to do some extreme procedures to make their features more presentable and delicious to some.

Boob job or breast implant (known as breast augmentation, breast enlargement, mammoplasty enlargement, augmentation mammoplasty), are known have been used since at least from 1895 to augment the size and shape of women’s breast. The earliest known implant was attempted by Vincenz Czerny, using a woman's own adipose tissue (from a lipoma, a benign growth, on her back). Some are for corrective procedures but more are not happy about how the way their breasts look, such as crooked breast. Hmm… I wonder…

Saline filled breast implants
Last night I watched this documentary on the Astro’s 553 channel about this breast augmentation. What so special about it? Well, it was about boob job on males or what they call as pectoral implants. Pectoral implants are a related device used in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the male chest wall.

Silicone filled breast implants
Now men also went under the knife you say? Not me, I’m more than satisfy with the shape, size and the look of my breast and that if I have any. This has not only stop for the breast, they have been doing every kind of enhancements such as calves, biceps, triceps and even testicles.

Steroids are just not the "in things" nowaday it seems…

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

...howwwzattt... and the list goes on...

Shahrukh Khan accepts Datukship. Now we know from whom did they get their advice from (read here).

MALACCA: Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan has accepted the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM) award from Yang diPertua Negri (or governor) Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, which carries the title of Datuk.

“He will try to make it in November but the date of the ceremony has yet to be fixed".

This is the best part. "Mohd Ali reiterated that arrangements for the actor’s trip here is being made through former Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin, who was the one who mooted the idea."

I don't know whether the former Finance Minister just making fun out of them or just saying out loud in jest, but they really bought the splendid idea.

The people of Malacca must've been in a jolly good mood to welcome their new Datuk this coming November or is it just my thought?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

...howwwzattt... a world record was broken...

Hmm… a typical Saturday for me, not that I got nothing better to do but it is just yet another rostered working Saturday for me.

Been here and there I mean in the virtual world of the World Wide Web. Malaysiakini, Malaysia Today, StarOnline, Utusan Online,, Tranung Kite, email, yahoogroups and last but not least the Facebook. When the mind goes numb, switch over to You Tube or better still You Porn. Don’t tell me you were shocked. Everybody goes there, I admit myself being there “accidentally” once in a while. Okay okay it was solely for research purposes, nothing else. Any heterosexual male must’ve been there or sites similar to it.

India's mighty batsman Sachin Tendulkar acknowledges the plaudits
of the crowd as he sets a world record for Test runs, eclipsing West Indian
Brian Lara's total, during the first day of the second Test yesterday.

In cricket, the headline was Tendulkar Breaks World Record As India Rally. Tendulkar reached the milestone on 15, surpassing the 11,953 runs Lara scored before he retired from international cricket in 2007. Tendulkar hit 88 after Australian left-arm paceman Mitchell Johnson led a splendid fightback on a good batting pitch. Disappointedly he fell short of his 40th test centuries. It took him 19 years to get there.

Tomorrow the SOCC will face the Old Putra Association (RMC) at the newly facelifted UKM Oval in Bangi in a friendly match. Actually we are more of a social team to meet the social contract and networking purposes unlike the OPA which they have A team, B team or C team at their disposal depending on the competetiveness of the opponent. Probably they’ll be sending their Sunday’s team against SOCC strongest side.

Why most of us stick to cricket instead of upgrading it into golf? One interesting reason is, it got to do with our wives. We could only play cricket during the day and only in good weather and light. In golf, you can play anytime of the day you like, let it rain or shine. Some clubs even let you walk on their greens round the clock.

Our wives are happy as long we’re not into golf, we get to spend quality time with our wives errr… I mean quality time with our family and I think those lonely wives of those golfers must’ve felt even more lonely during those rainy nights hahaha…

As for me, no golfing or is it for now. Who knows…

Friday, October 17, 2008

...howwwzattt... if only...

What does Dato’ Wira Shahrukh Khan and Malacca have in common? I think none of it except for Dato’ Wira Shahrukh Khan’s title were given by someone from Malacca. Come to think of it, the one that bestowed the title himself is not from Malacca. Correct me if I’m wrong.

I wonder who made the recommendation list for this year datukship awards? They should better put my name in the next year list. Why???

My reasoning is simple. I work as an aircraft structural technician with our national carrier. I oversee the aircraft fitness before it ever leaves ground. Imagine with a slightest mistake will cause catastrophic effect which in turn involve with the loss of human lives. It is a “JIHAD”, my duty as a muslim and a fellow human being.

So, I want my datukship soonest. To liven up things, they should give the datukship start from the pilots straight to the maintenance personnels. So, how was that?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

...howwwzattt... welcome to the club bro...

Photo courtesy from Utusan Malaysia Online

PEKAN 12 Okt. - Majlis persandingan cucunda Sultan Pahang, Tengku Nurul Kamalia Tengku Kamil Ismail dengan seorang ahli perniagaan, Ahmad Najmi Abdul Razak di Dewan Utama, Istana Abu Bakar di sini malam tadi berlangsung penuh gilang gemilang dengan dihadiri kira-kira 10,000 jemputan. (more here)

SELAMAT PENGANTIN BARU to my dearest old friend from SERATAS Taiping. He was my schoolmate (class of 85-89), my batchmate, my classmate and my dorm-mate. I was in the same class with him from 1985 when we were in form 1 up to form 3. When we're in form 4, we shared the same dormitory and the same "house" which is rumah merah aka Garuda.

He was a keen sportsman, a very good hockey player captaining the school's team. Also played for the Larut Matang/Selama district and went on to play for Perak.

He was a very play safe guy, unlike me more of an adventurist if you know what I mean. Someone that chicks would feel comfortable to hang with hahahaha...

Anyway, selamat pengantin baru bro and let your clan prospers hereafter...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

howwwzattt... don't insult my intelligence...

Damn, damn, damn!!! When will they honour their promise? They clap their hands and banged their fists in the parliament when they succeed in increasing the fuel price. Clap their hands, banged their fist? Isn't they suppose to find solution for the fiasco? So they decide it will be a 70 cents increase and later just before raya they reduced it by a mere 10 cents.

The world oil price has falls back just under $90. When they increased the fuel price, if I'm not mistaken it was somewhere $140 per barrel. Now it has gone way under, what will they do?

During a tv interview not long ago, the minister in charge said the government has to look into many things and ways and that includes the reactions and feedbacks from the retailers. He specifically mention the retailers!!! What about us la brader??? Aren't our reactions and feedbacks are not good enough for you??? Bloody hell. Are you guys somehow protecting them rather than us???

This is what my wife said, "Naik mendadak, turun merangkak."

Friday, October 3, 2008

...howwwzattt... let's get it started in here... woohooo...

A boer goat buck.

No original posting from me this time, anyhow I would like to share this piece taken from "Kata Tak Nak" blog which I'm sure you guys can figure out what the joke was all about. Perhap there were some truth in it, don't you think so?

Glitch in heaven

Judge: This is a special inquiry to find out what actually happened on the day in question to decide on measures to be taken to prevent this catastrophe from ever repeating. Mr. Prosecutor, you may proceed.

Pro: Your honour, I call upon Angel 2 to take the stand. Angel 2, since you are an angel, you will not be able to lie so no oaths necessary. Tell us what happened that day.

A2: I was on my way home after my shift when I dropped by Angel4's place. He looked very tired. When I asked him if he was feeling alright, he said he was okay and that he had one more job to do before calling it the day.

Pro: What did you do then?

A2: I asked if he needed a hand, he said that his work was delicate and that I wouldn't be able to do it without proper training.

Pro: Okay thank you, now I would like to call Angel4. You are also an angel and are incapable of lying. Tell us what happened with the last job on that day.

A4: I was talking to A2 and was really tired because I had to do double shift. You see Angel3 called in sick so I thought I'd continue and maybe he could stand in for me on another day.

Pro: Did you realise you made a mistake that day?

A4: No, not at all, I thought all went well until I received a letter asking me for my log on that night. I checked through the log and was aghast that I had made a serious error.

Pro: What was the error?

A4: Since my department was the 'high priority' department, we were supposed to be extra careful and record everything we put in. As you could see in my log I put in everything that was needed accept one.

Pro: What was it that you forgot to put?

A4: First of all I would like to apologise that my negligence caused this catastrophe. As you know, being an angel, I am incapable of malice so nothing was done on purpose. I admit I was negligent and it was a result of extreme fatigue and that short conversation I had with A2 made me lost track of what I was doing.

Pro: Now tell us what is it that you forgot to put in.

A4: I was extra careful because of the highly sensitive nature of my work. I checked through all genes and double checked them before marking them ready.

Pro: Is this the log belonging to that specimen you are talking about?

A4: Yes, this is it and that is my signature.

Pro: Please mark this evidence as AAB. You may continue.

A4: Last week I was asked to produce this log that I did 60 over years ago because it seems that I had been grossly negligent in my duty resulting in a catastrophe of epic proportions.

Pro: After checking the log, did you identify any specific mistakes?

A4: Yes, I found that I made a grave mistake, infact after realising it I also checked all other logs I was involved in for the last 1 century.

Pro: Oh, you did? Did you find any other mistakes?

A4: Yes, I found 2 more. One could not be undone because it has expired and another is potentially even more dangerous.

Pro: This is very disturbing, I thought there is only one and now you say there are 3.

A4: Let me begin with the 1st one, the one that cannot be undone. I had carelessly filled in too much ego substance in the ego genes and forgot the compassion genes altogether. The evil genes left by Satan that was meant for destruction was mistakenly marked and I had inserted them into that specimen. This specimen is marked MM.

Pro: My God, what have you done? Go ahead.

A4: The next one is the AAB specimen that we are inquiring into now. After fixing the brain genes in its proper place, I forgot to fill it with the 'mind' substance.

Pro: You mean, you created a brain without any mind?

A4: I am afraid so. After checking through I also found that I had put in extra active sleep genes in the specimen.

Pro: Do you know of the gravity of these mistakes of yours? You said there is another one that could be undone, what is it?

A4: This one is marked NAR. I accidentally filled it with Boer Stud virility genes.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

...howwwzattt... selamat hari raya aidilfitri...

Di kesempatan yang terluang ini izinkan saya mengucapkan selamat hari lebaran kepada semua yang mengenali diri saya.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidlfitri dari saya dan keluarga,

Mustaffa Kamal Hussien
Joriah Kamsah
Nurfarah Shahrizat
Nurfarina Shahrizat
Nurfatiha Shahrizat
Muhammad Adam
Nurfatimah Shahrizat
Nurfitrah Shahrizat
Muhammad Irfan

Thursday, September 18, 2008

...howwwzattt... living in lies...

All right, no original post from me or whatsoever. But I can't help myself from reproduce this piece from Malaysia Grand Old Man's blog and I was amused how one can trust any of the mainstream media nowadays.

Anyway, world oil prices are less than USD100 per barrel yesterday yet our administrator has come out with another excuse for not lowering the fuel price such by claiming that our ringgit is not strong enough against the dollar.

Goverment sectors will get the benefit of early pay for this coming Hari Raya and will also entitle to partially receive their bonus to be paid along with the September wages. Yet as someone that works for the private sector, I've yet to receive any benefit from the new budget which they dubbed as "mesra rakyat".


1. Spinning is a method of making thread from cotton wool. But today, spinning has an entirely different meaning.

2. I was told about the spin doctors used by Tony Blair very soon after he became Prime Minister. I did not know what spin doctors do. And so I rejected the suggestion that I should employ spin doctors for press relations.

3. Now we all know all about spin doctors, the chief of whom is Kalimullah. He decides how to spin any report on Abdullah. Reporters often apologise to me because their reports on what I said at press conferences are quite different from what they wrote. But they claim they have no say on what appears in print from their reports.

4. Spinning is the art of making all reports, especially the bad ones, look good for the subject concerned and vice versa. Even the picture can be spun by choosing the ones that will make the subject appear masterly and talking down to his companion. In the case of the Prime Minister the pictures chosen would show him to be dominant in relation to whoever he is talking to, other Prime Ministers, or even Presidents. Never mind if he is junior to his partner but well chosen pictures will make out that he is more senior. Don't publish a picture of him falling asleep or with a vacant look in his eyes.

5. Readers would be taken in by the spin. If on the other hand, the subject is not liked by the spin doctors, then publish his picture scowling or cringing before whoever was talking to him.

6. Spinning may include misreporting, or excluding certain parts or twisting the sentences to convey another meaning.

7. Once I was asked about the reduction in petroleum price. I said "It is good for the people. We should have more by-elections (the Permatang Pauh by-election was on at that time), then the Government would reduce the price of petrol some more".

8. What appeared in the press was "Dr Mahathir says the reduction in the price of petrol is good for the people".

9. I cannot say I did not say it. But the newspaper publisher, by omitting the rest of my statement made it sound as if I was praising the Government for reducing oil price.

10. Sometimes the spinners do not coordinate with each other. The result is to make their reports negate each other.

11. On 15th September, The Star reported with the headline "Muhyiddin wrong to seek PM's resignation". The report stated that Dato Seri Rais Yatim, Foreign Minister said that UMNO Vice President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin should not have asked the PM to step down as Malaysia practised democracy.

12. According to the report Rais said, "In a democratic country such action should not take place because we need to respect each other's views".

13. The next sentence seemed a bit confused as Rais was reported to have said (sic) urged Abdullah to act against Muhyiddin who had said that Abdullah should rethink his transition plan to step down by 2010 as the time frame was too long.

14. "If the PM thinks the minister (Muhyiddin) is not qualified or clashing with him and that action should be taken against him, then he should do it", he (Rais) said.

15. For a Foreign Minister I thought this stand taken by him is odd, to say the least. Only recently, Blair the war criminal, PM of Britain was forced by Gordon Brown to resign, which he did. And Britain is an older democracy than Malaysia.

16. Then I read the Utusan Malaysia. I was startled by this paper's report on Rais under the heading "Tidak wajar gesa Muhyiddin letak jawatan - Rais" (Not right to urge Muhyiddin to resign - Rais).

17. It reports Rais, member of the Supreme Council of UMNO as saying "finger pointing at other people and demanding the individual concerned to step down should not be done."

18. Rais then said "Jadi tidak wajar anggota Kabinet lain menggesa rakannya supaya berhenti atau diambil tindakan. Itu satu gesaan yang tidak harus dilayan atau dilaksanakan kerana kuasa itu hanya ada pada Perdana Menteri." (Thus it is not right for other members of the Cabinet to urge his colleague to step down or for action to be taken (against him). That is a demand that should not be entertained or implemented because the power rests only with the Prime Minister).

19. Clearly the two reports are about the same incident but the difference is remarkable. One chastises Muhyiddin and the other defends Muhyiddin.

20. Which report is right? I am inclined to think The Star has spun the report so as to look bad for Muhyiddin. Why the spin? Is it because of a desire to please the powers that be? It does seem likely because today everyone seems anxious to please Dato Seri Abdullah. Or is it because the reporter did not understand what Rais was saying? I wonder.

21. The Utusan report seems to be more in keeping with the attitude of Rais. He had always been outspoken and never hesitates to criticise even Government action, or Dato Seri Abdullah himself. Anyway, I hope the Utusan report is the more correct one.

22. In my time the papers did self-censor themselves. But they did not spin. Now spinning is blatant.

23. The bloggers have attracted a huge number of supporters with Rocky Bru having more than six million hits. The popularity of the blogs is obvious. It must be because people no longer believe or even read certain papers nor watch the Government controlled TV stations.

Friday, September 12, 2008

...howwwzattt... my 100th posting...

Reality show, what exactly it is? My definition is quite simple; it is a show involving ordinary folks pursuing stardom (plus monetary reward of course) shown live on the television.

Last Wednesday I watched this “America’s Got Talent” aired on Astro and my, I was taken aback at how some of us could go beyond our wildest dream just to totally make fool of ourselves. No specific talent, no age limit, no gender barrier. You can do anything you like by impressing the judges that your talent is valid that no other can question. The prize was USD 1 million. For instance, there was this 60 something male stripper (love this one) strutting his stuff on stage. Wowww, you got talent grandpa.

I wonder if we manage to get the franchise for the show and re-name it as “Malaysia’s Got Talent” like the Malaysian Idol. I’m sure many would want to show their capabilities and talents on the national network. But the way I see it, our talents here got no originality unlike the American and the show definitely will become no where near the original one. Most will only show their singing prowess, that’s a must. Stand-up comic, not many could live up to it apart from the lawak bodoh and the yelling.

So, anyone out there could enlighten me please? I can’t stand the yelling…

Friday, September 5, 2008

...howwwzattt... stress relief hehehe...

Courtesy from Naked Cartoon
A rich man often went to Bangkok for the night life and before long he contracted sexual disease. So one day, he went to the doctor for a checkup.

The doctor examine his private part and said, "This is a very severe case. We have no other way but to cut it away. Otherwise, it will spread and become worse."

The businessman was shocked. The last thing he wanted was to have it cut and end his night life. He went to other doctors but all gave the same diagnosis.

Desperate he thought, "Why don`t I consult traditional Chinese medicine. They might have some surprises".

So, the Chinese doctor gave him an examination and the doctor said," We don`t have to cut. I`ll give you herbs to rub."

The rich man was so happy. "Wow no operation, you are better than western medicine. I`m amazed, So what is the exact secret?"

The Chinese doctor said, "Just wait for three days. It will drop by itself."

This was taken from LawakJoke.

...howwwzattt... constructive you say???

They championed the cause for us to change our lifestyles when they hiked up the price of the fuel, when the inflation index increased to more than 8 percent. They tell that it is okay for us to moonlighting for a second job just to make our ends meet. They asked us to do some farming behind our house so that we can grow whatever things so that there's no need for us to do unnecessary spending at the market. Some are worth to be taken into consideration but most of the suggestions are pure bullshit.

FCUK you!!!

According to Bernama; Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today he approved an overseas study trip by the Barisan Nasional Backbenchers Club (BNBBC) because it is constructive when asked about the study trip abroad for the BNBBC to learn of the latest technology in agriculture and high-tech food production. All of them, can you imagine? Read here for more.

What on earth made the DPM thinks that those BN MPs know anything about agriculture and high-tech food production?

We have RISDA, FAMA, FELCRA and many other acronyms to choose from that represent the agriculture and food production outfit. They are the one that hands on in that field. If you ask me, those from the agencies above are the most appropriate person/persons to go for whatever field trips that involved the so called "latest in agriculture and high-tech food production".

Friday, August 29, 2008

...howwwzattt... "V" for vendetta...

Last night I watched this movie "V" for Vendetta on the Cinemax channel 412 and I'm pretty sure some of you out there had watched it too whether on the tv or cinema. It was about how Britain has become a totalitarian republic, ruled by the Norsefire party.

The ruling government or should I say the ruling party employ various ways in using the government machinery and the mainstream medias just to stroke fear into the heart of every citizen so that no one would ever dare to move against them.

V for Vendetta collected edition cover,

Now, this is something familiar to us isn't it? The party, secret police, government agencies, medias and the likes.

I was wondering why they did not ban the movie from reaching our shore...

"The people should not fear the government,
its the government who should fear the people..."
Quote from "V" the main character.


In the year 2038, Britain has become a totalitarian republic, ruled by the Norsefire party. About 20 years previously, many world governments were on the brink of collapse due to the War on Terror spiraling out of control. Little is mentioned of foreign countries, but the outside world is implied to be in chaos, with the "former United States" dissolving in an ongoing civil war. Britain was able to survive the crises by embracing a fascist government with large emergency powers, which managed to save Britain from total collapse and restore order. However, for the past decade or so the immediate danger has subsided, but Norsefire maintains a totalitarian grip on power. Norsefire also uses state-controlled mass media as a propaganda tool to support the government. (go here for more)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

...howwwzattt he's a very jollygood fellow...

Men Are Just Happier People;)

1. Your last name stays put.
2. Your garage is all yours.
3. Wedding plans take care of themselves.
4. Chocolate is just another snack.
5. You can be President.
6. You can never be pregnant.
7. You can wear a white.
8. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
9. You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
10. Car mechanics tell you the truth.
11. The world is your urinal.
12. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.
13. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
14. Same work, more pay.
15. Wrinkles add character.
16. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.
17. People never stare at our chest when you’re talking to them.
18. The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.
19. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
20. One mood all the time.
21. Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
22. You know stuff about tanks.
23. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
24. You can open all your own jars.
25. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
26. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
27. Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
28. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
29. You almost never have strap problems in public.
30. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
31. Everything on your face stays its original color.
32. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
33. You only have to shave your face and neck.
34. You can play with toys all your life.
35. Your belly usually hides your big hips.
36. One wallet and one pair of shoes one color for all seasons.
37. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
38. You can "do" your nails with a pocketknife.
39. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
40. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

...howwwzattt... we rock!!!

The image was taken from

Am I a traitor to the nation if I flew our Jalur Gemilang upside down? To fly one flag upside down is an international maritime stress signal. Ok, am I evil if I flew the dacing's flag upside down? It was my interpretation of the coalition in a distress state.

Here is something that might make your day taken from here.

BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE!
JOHN MC CAIN: My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON: When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure -- right from Day One! -- that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.......

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

COLIN POWELL: Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road...

DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

JOHN LENNON: Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.

BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken. This new platform is much more stable and will never cra...#@&&^(C% .......... reboot.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?

ALGORE: I invented the chicken!

COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?

*And now, the local version (for Singapore and Malaysia)

LEE KUAN YEW (Former Prime Minister Singapore): We have installed crossing lights at all traffic junctions. All chickens should be able to cross safely to the other side.

LEE HSIEN LOONG (Current Prime Minister Singapore): Gantry points have been set up. All chickens wanting to cross the road are advised to top up their cash cards first.

ABDULLAH BADAWI (Current Prime Minister Malaysia): We have to be fair to all chickens. Some want to cross over the road, some do not. ........ Zzzzzz .......zzzzzz ....... Now what were we talking about? Ah yes, chickens. We will form a Royal Commission to decide whether it is right for them to cross the road.

MAHATHIR (Former Prime Minister Malaysia who MUST migrate now): Now even the non-bumi chickens want to cross the road? How can they disrespect and disregard the bumi chickens? We must be allowed to crossover first. It is our right!

SAMY VELU (Former Minister of Works Malaysia): After we have erected the toll booths, all chickens are free to cross the road.

ANWAR (Opposition party leader Malaysia – now PM-in-Waiting): We have enough chickens waiting to cross over in September. My little Contribution. Feel free to come up with your own. After all, this is what Democracy is all about.

NAJIB (DPM Malaysia – Now looking for eggs before they become more chickens): Dead chickens can’t cross the road. I blew them up with C4 !

SAIFUL (Najib's Rear Intelligence): Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I will find out.
KHAIRY ( AIR Apparent – Apparently): If you saw me coming, you’d cross the road too.

SYED HAMID ALBAR (Home Minister cum DNA Profiler wannabe): Are you sure it was a chicken and not a duck?. Are you sure there is no sinister motive? Let’s wait for the DNA results. (DNA- Does Not Apply)

So, how was that???

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

...howwwzattt... catwalk anyone???

What on earth you going to call it if not other than political motivated? First you accused somebody had penetrated your posterior. The next day you further strengthen your accusation by holding the Holy Quran in a mosque a day before the nomination day. All of a sudden, you've been parading and catwalking (literally) your being in Permatang Pauh.

Bahh, talk-cock about coincidence yet consenting them to show your movie to the public...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

...howwwzattt...I'm too sexy for my love...

Lavigne 'too sexy' for Malaysia gig

Malaysia's Islamic opposition party has urged the government to cancel a planned concert by Avril Lavigne. They say the singer's on-stage moves are "too sexy" for the Muslim-majority country.
Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party official Kamarulzaman Mohamed said that Lavigne's concert would promote the wrong values on the eve of Malaysia's independence day on August 31.
Lavigne, a Grammy-nominated rock singer who burst to fame with her 2002 debut album Let's Go, plans to start her month-long Asia tour with a performance in Kuala Lumpur on August 29.
The concert organiser denied Lavigne's show had any "negative elements".

QUESTION: Why nobody complaining when the whole of Bollywood partying themselves in Genting before? Why nobody complaining when one of our minister's wife (muslim of course) couldn't help herself in planting a kiss on one of the Bollywood actors? Why nobody complaining when the Pussycat Dolls did their raunchy moves while performing last year?

To me their acts are more likely giving wet dreams to the masses, don't you agree?

...howwwzattt... may I grope your behind pt. 3???

Courtesy from Susan Loone (even the FRU personel is
enjoying the scene: far left)
Well well well, it seems indecent acts were pretty much tolerated by their camps. The fact is, I still haven't seen any photos that implicated the other side of any wrongdoing except for the accusation by the federal people.

See the huge banner with the PM and their candidate in the foreground? Yeahh man, carry on with the backside shafting. Show them how to properly do a doggy hahahaha...

Monday, August 18, 2008

...howwwzattt... may I grope your behind pt. 2???

Hmm... no wonder you've been fondled, molested, squeezed and all. It was you all along the one that intimidating your own kind...

Was wondering whether that lone guy was being harassed by the putris that are not so putris and how their leaders might have felt when seeing one of those many photos after making bold accusation after the opposition???

Sunday, August 17, 2008

...howwwzattt for warisan...

I'm sure many of us had sang this song when we're in school those days. Someone had highlighted it even compulsory for new students to sing the song during their orientation week when she was in UITM. The song even made it's way to BTN.

I've never pursue my study in any universities let alone UITM and surely never attend any of the BTN programmes but I couldn't agree more that the lyrics plus its melody was beautifully crafted to give this sense of belonging and could uplift the spirit of nationalism to a new level.

But I wonder when one starts to sing the song did he or she realized the scenarios that happen today are pretty much proportional related?

Anak kecil main api
terbakar hatinya yang sepi
air mata darah bercampur keringat
bumi dipijak milik orang

Nenek moyang kaya raya
tergadai seluruh harta benda
akibat sengketa sesamalah kita
cinta lenyap di arus zaman

Indahnya bumi kita ini
warisan berkurun lamanya
hasil mengalir ketangan yang lain
pribumi merintih sendiri

Masa depan sungguh kelam
kan lenyap peristiwa semalam
tertutuplah hati terkunci mati
maruah peribadi sudah hilang

Kini kita cuma tinggal kuasa
yang akan menentukan bangsa
bersama berbakti
pulih kembali harga diri

Kini kita sudah tiada masa
majulah dengan gagah
janganlah terlalai
teruskan usaha
melayukan gagah dinusantara...

...howwwzattt... may I grope your behind???

If I'm a true lady I wouldn't be putting myself in a position where my butt will be the place for people to rest their hands on. What more if parading yourselves inside the opposition camps, wasn't it just plain stupid of me.

That's what just happened to Putri Umno. Yeahyeahyeah they just want to help with the "jihad" so they said but the way I see it they're just an instrument for someone higher from the foodchain just to incite bloody controversies (read here).

From where I see it, those putris were asking for their fleshy butt cheeks to be fondled...

Friday, August 15, 2008

...howwwzattt... rambut sama hitam...

This coming 31 August will marks our nation Merdeka Day. I’ve read somewhere in the newspaper last week, for this year celebration the government will trim down the spending by halves compare to last year celebration. By trimming down the cost means, it’ll still in an 8-figure bracket, which are RM20 millions. This is inline with the current economic downturns that we face, so they said.

Wowww… Imagine with all that money…

Never in my life did I fly our flag during Merdeka Day celebration except during my schooldays. Am I being an un-patriotic ungrateful citizen?

I love my country, this country as any of those flag bearers patriot. The only different is I love my country with all my heart and I have my heart to celebrate Merdeka Day with.
So don’t tell me how and when to show my love to this country!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 easy listening...

Hahaha... I was just wondering if this conversation did ever materialized. Most likely I say. The way they keep us in the dark for whom should they field to face Anwar, I'm sure 70 percents of the dialogues are true.

It was taken from Perisik Rakyat blog.

PM: Okay people, you all know we have to face Anwar in Permatang Pauh and that is not exactly kacang puteh, so we must get the best candidate or we will be eaten alive.

Najib: Actually there is only one candidate here who can fight him there and he hails from a nearby constituency.

PM: Who, who? Call him now.

Najib: Its you Pak Lah. Only you can win there. I suggest you resign your seat and take on Anwar in PP. As for KB, it is a safe seat.

PM: Wow, what a good idea. When he trashed me real good, I will be without a seat in government and an easy target in our own elections in December. Very clever ha you. Why not you go there?

Najib: Cannot la. I am not from the North and the people are blaming me for that sodomy case so they won't take too kindly to me. I still believe you are the best candidate la.

PM: I know you la Najib. Okay, I could do it but when I resign, Khairy will act as the PM. You agree?

Najib: Er, er, it was just an idea la, and I can see that it is a bad one. Forget it la.Samy: Er, Pak Lah. I also can. I have no seat now so I am free.

PM: Samy why don't you stop joking? We are serious, you know.

Samy: I am serious la. Why you think I Indian, I cannot win in Permatang Pauh ka?

Najib: Hey Samy you can't even beat a Muslim fundamentalist if you were to contest in Mumbai la.

Annuar: Like this la. Lets accept facts, we know we are going to lose. Last I heard, punters are willing to kuyu BN about 5000 votes, its a lost cause la. Why not we say we are fed-up with them playing a fool with the elections and boycott the by elections.

PM: You mean run away?

Annuar: If we lose with a smaller majority, Anwar will still get in but if we lose with a bigger majority, malu and mampoih la.

Samy: Why must lose with bigger majority?

Annuar: In March no sodomy case also we lost by nearly 14K votes, now got sodomy charges and everyone don't believe it, so what happen?

Muhyidin: I think we put Ezam la. If anybody is going to get slaughtered let it be him.

Nazri: Why not the last candidate, Uz Firdaus?

PM: I heard he is afraid that if he loses, his chances for Ketua Bahagian would be lost.

Samy: I know, I know. We put that Sepol fellow. In our posters we put a picture of his arsehole. Surely can get sympathy one.

Kayveas: Hey Samy, you go play outside with the Puteri UMNO la, kacau only. Talk like retarded boy only. Chit.

Samy: Hey Kayveas, what you say? I cannot tahan you already la, come la if you are brave.

PM: Shut up you two. Go to the corner there and turn towards the wall. Go now.

Nazri: What did Tan Sri Rashid say?

PM: Not enough time to bring the Nepalese, Tibetans and Eskimos here. We have run out of ICs to issue.

Samy: Hey Najib, what about your wife? Nowadays everybody is afraid of her what. Put her la. Surely very explosive affair one.

Najib: Shut up la you. What my wife did to you that you want to talk about her like that? You want me to call her here ka?

Samy: Haiyo, no la. Joking only la. I want to die in one piece.

PM: We still do not have a candidate.

Najib: No matter who the candidate is we will still lose so why bother with a strong one? Lets just put in someone insignificant and let him be slaughtered.

PM: Yes I agree. Aaaa, Samy! Samy! Are you really interested in Permatang Pauh?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

...howwwzattt... who's da man!!!

Just got to work today after a day of cricket and a medical leave the next day. Yesterday morning I just couldn't get myself off the bed, the body seems to reject whatever attempt the mind was asking for it to do.

Yeah, it was the sign of the age that starting to take control of this once a young bloke. It has been 2 days since the match and the straining pain in my tendons, ligaments, calves and whatever muscles there are seems to be very slow in healing themselves. Even the painkillers seems of no help.

Will do another posting on my adventures in Lumut plus pics that will make my fellow cricketer go wild, I mean really...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

...howwwzattt... for being sceptical pt. 2...

This was taken from

Malaysian engineers defend Qantas record
August 08, 2008 05:23pm

MALAYSIAN Airlines has defended its maintenance of Qantas aircraft, saying experts from the Australian carrier signed off on all repairs.

A Qantas jet grounded in Melbourne yesterday because of noise from an air-conditioning fault was the same plane that returned from routine maintenance in Malaysia two months ago with 95 defects, News Ltd reported.

The Canberra-bound Boeing 737 jet returned to the terminal and passengers were transferred to another plane, finally leaving Melbourne 90 minutes later, just before 1pm (AEST) yesterday.

A Qantas spokeswoman said QF850 had problems with an air-conditioning duct unit while taxiing towards the runway. The original faults on the aircraft included a galley that was so badly installed it was a fire risk and gave a flight attendant an electric shock, News Ltd reported.

But Malaysia Airlines senior general manager Mohammed Roslan Ismail said today Qantas had 12 personnel attached to its engineering and maintenance service in Malaysia. "All the highlights were rectified, to the satisfaction of the Qantas team, before aircraft delivery to Australia," he said in a statement.

"With regards to the 'string of faults' that were reported in the media, (Malaysia Airlines) investigated and established that these were unsubstantiated. "This is based on the fact that all these aspects were originally checked and found to be free from defect during the maintenance check and test flight, with the concurrence from the Qantas team."

He said in the case of the flight attendant being given an electric shock, Malaysian engineers had found the root cause of the problem. "We are fully committed to executing all aspects of aircraft engineering maintenance with no compromise to safety and security, as well as meeting the expectations of both our customers and the global regulatory authorities that have recognised our competencies," he said.

Friday, August 8, 2008

...howwwzattt... Lumut anyone?

Lumut anyone? Well, we'll be leaving for Lumut tomorrow sometimes around noon. As usual I will hitch a hike with Zali's MPV and so with some of the guys I think.

Can't wait to have the boys night out, away from the ever nagging other half hahaha... It'll always reminds me of the special bond amongst us when we're in school. Share the same bed, mattresses, pillows and even "gayung" where we used to shared our maggi mee. Except for this time around, we're no longer boys. All have grown up and becoming good citizens but deep down inside, boys will always be boys. Navy, here we come...

Heard this song on the radio while caught-up in the traffic jam this morning and it's kind of refreshing my mind and soul.

Hati Yang Terluka
Broery Marantika

Kan kucari jalan yang sunyi
Untuk menghindar diri darimu
Kuberjanji di dalam hati
Takkan lagi ku menjumpaimu

Di tengahnya kabut bermandi embun pagi
Dingin membuat hatiku membeku

Kau yang telah membuat luka di hatiku
Kau yang telah membuat janji-janji palsu
Kau yang selama ini aku sayangi
Kau merubah cintaku jadi benci

Di tengahnya kabut bermandi embun pagi
Dingin membuat hatiku membeku

Kau yang telah membuat luka di hatiku
Kau yang telah membuat janji-janji palsu
Kau yang selama ini aku sayangi
Kau merubah cintaku jadi benci

Sunday, August 3, 2008

...howwwzattt... statutory declaration anyone?


I couldn't join the team in Ipoh for the Perak Cricket Association Cricket League this weekend. As for that, I'm making this SD for clarification purpose. Next week the team will be travelling to Lumut to face the Navy, perhaps I'm in for the game.








*Copy of the SD has been sent to Staroba Orange Cricket Club.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

...howwwzattt YOU BITCH!!!

Last Tuesday my son Adam got knocked down by a motorbike while waiting to get across the road in front of our house. I was at work during that time and according to my wife the makcik that knocked him didn’t even stop and asked about my son’s condition.

This “makcik rempit” didn’t even had the courtesy of offering her apology towards my son, instead she just stop for a while looked behind and just move along to god knows where.


It was very fortunate of Adam that several good Samaritans came to his aid and tend him while waiting for my wife to come.

When I reached home, I took him to one of the specialist in Klang and was advised by the MO to do a CT scan on his head hence the sign of a blunt trauma on his forehead. I’m relieved that there were no untoward findings or whatsoever on his head.

Now Adam still on his medical leave from school and resting at home until the end of this week.

As for me I’m still enrage with the BITCH that knocked him down.

Monday, July 28, 2008

...howwwzattt... for being sceptical...

Yesterday news, the pilot of the near disaster Qantas 747 was saying that the incident was due to the outsourcing of the 747s fleet to another maintenance facility and he specifically mentioned Malaysia. And if you mention Malaysia, there are no other facility that capable of maintaining a 747 except for Malaysia Airlines.

I don't understand how and where did this pilot got his facts when uttering his remarks.

What I can tell you is, MAS only do maintenance on their 737s and even that I'm pretty sure not all of their 737s were sent here and apart from the 737s, there're a few of their engineers currently employed on a contract basis here hence the 1500 workforce lay-off plan made by them.

As of now investigators believed that the possible cause of the incident was from the onboard oxygen bottle (read here).

Saturday, July 26, 2008

...howwwzattt... bloody hell pt. 2...

Mercs for use by state's guests only, says PM - NST .

"Don't insult my intelligence..."
Horatio Caine - CSI Miami

At first they didn't say anything but as one after another series of revealing fact by the state's MB, the final answer was the above. I don't know who is saving whose face now, but for sure the flip and floping one is trying to cover his "air muka" to the public.

Save all the Mercs for only state guests, all the 14 of them. But yet the current V6es also need to be replace. So now they will have 28 car added to their stable.

This is the classic case of buy 1 get 1 free.

Friday, July 25, 2008

...howwwzattt... once bitten, twice shy...

This piece was taken from one of the posting that were published in my alumni's group recently.

"Something to share what’s been circulating around. Not necessarily if the opposition coalition rule life of rakyat could be better, but something refreshing for our mind to ponder. Please do not misconstrue this message as anti-government but sometimes we need to think of what’s going to happen to our country in the future in the time of globalization era for the sake of our children and grandchildren."


Those who started work around 1973, a 1.3 Litre Japanese car was RM7000. Today the equivalent let's say it is RM 60000 - 8.5 times.

In 1973 a double storey house was about RM 45,000 or less. Today it is about RM300, 000 - 6.6 times.

In 1973 an Engineer's pay was RM1000. Today it is about RM 2000 - 2 times.

From 1973 to 2008 (35) years, what is the Trend? Bearish!!! In a stock market when the trend is bearish, what do we do? Exit!!! When a country's trend is bearish what do we do? This Bearish trend is more difficult to turn around as compared to the stock market. I have used these 3 items House, Car & Salary as a measurement of the country's performance for the past 35 years.

There is a book I saw in MPH bookshop entitled: Malaysia: The Failed Nation; some of you may be interested to read it up. I agreed with the writer.

This morning I was having coffee at McDonald (now the coffee is of a 100 % Arabica beans) its quite good @ RM 2.90 free refill! I asked how much per hour is their pay?RM 3.00 x 8 hours = RM 24 per day... x 25 days = RM 600 per month.

My daughter works part-time during her university days, she worked at Gloria Jeans Coffee. The pay was Australian $14.00 (@ 3.15 = RM 44 per hour...x 8 = RM 352 per day!!! x 25 days = RM 8800. 13.3 times more!!!

Price of houses in Perth is about the same in KL.

Price of cars is about 23 % cheaper in Perth, Australia.

I think more and more people are becoming aware of this Bearish trend. Developed country by 2020 or will it mean high-income country.

Let's look at some as of year 2005 (Financial Times);

USA GNP per capita US$ 35400.
UK GNP per capita US$ 25510.
Australia GNP per capita US$ 19530.
Singapore GNP per capita US $ 20690.

These are the developed countries by income comparison.

Malaysia GNP per capita US$ 3540.

Year 2020 developed country? Really, it’s a sad story. Worrying trends, isn't it?? Ringgit are sliding further and further under BN.

Gan Jul 8,08 4:03pm

Recently, I interviewed some fresh graduates applying for jobs with my engineering company. I accepted two applicants on a starting salary of RM1600.

It struck me as odd that 15 years ago; I myself started work as a fresh graduate engineer for the same pay. Indeed, if you compare the salaries of graduates now and 15 or even 20 years ago, you'll find little difference but that their purchasing power is vastly different. It's the same story when you compare salaries of shop assistants, office staffs, factory workers and others.

To compound the effect of inflation, the ringgit has depreciated greatly against all major currencies. The real income of most Malaysians has moved backwards. This is why many Malaysians suffer under the petrol hike.

The root of the problem is that our real incomes have shrunk in the face of inflation and depreciated currency. Malaysians have not been spoiled by subsidy but are unable to move out of the time lock of stagnated and depreciated incomes.

If you compare the per capita incomes of Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea, they are a few multiples of ours although at independence all these countries were the on the same economic level as Malaysia. What has gone wrong?

We were the rising stars of East Asia, a country rich in natural resources with the most promising potential.

The reason is massive corruption, plundering of resources, wastage of funds for huge non- economic projects, anti-public interest deals with politically linked companies and passing-of-the -buck to the man in the street.

Our university standard has declined and the today best and brightest of our youth emigrate to escape the racial inequality only to contribute to the economies of foreign lands.

The reputation of our judiciary, which was held in high esteem worldwide, has sunk so low that foreign investors now insist on arbitration in Singapore in case of any dispute. We also have a slew of oppressive laws such as the ISA, OSA, Uuca and PPPA, which stifle free speech and are designed to keep the ruling parties in power.

We have become less attractive to foreign investors and now lag behind our neighbours in Asean for foreign direct investment. Even some corporations who have established themselves here are moving out.

All the economic and social malaise cannot help but affect the value of our currency. The strength of a country's currency is after all, a reflection of its fundamentals.

Furthermore, Bank Negara has a policy of weak ringgit to help exporters, never mind the burden on the common folk. The government is pro-corporation, not pro-rakyat.
While the poor and middle-class are squeezed, an elite group gets breathtakingly rich.

We have the distinction of having the worse income disparity in Asean. A re-distribution of wealth is under way from the poor and middle-class to a select group of politically connected elite. The end result of this re-distribution will be a small group of super-rich while the majority is pushed into poverty and the middle-class shrinks. This is what happens when the rich gets richer and the poor get poorer.

There is much that is wrong with Malaysia. The responsibility for pulling the country backwards can be laid squarely at the door of the ruling regime. It is BN's miss-governance; racial politics and culture of patronage, which has seen the country, regress economically and socially.

We seem to be sliding down a slippery slope, further down with each passing year of BN's rule. Another five years of BN rule and we'll be at Indonesia's standard under Suharto. Another 10 years and we'll be touching the African standard. What a way to greet 2020.

Is there any hope for Malaysia?Faced with the reality that BN will never change, many Malaysians desperate for change turn their lonely eyes to Anwar Ibrahim.

Pakatan Rakyat has promised to treat all races fairly, to plug wastage, fight corruption, reform the judiciary and make Malaysia more competitive. But some have questioned whether we can trust Anwar and his loose coalition of disparate parties.

The question is not whether we can trust Anwar and Pakatan Rakyat but whether we can afford not to.

Can we afford another ten years of BN's misrule?