Thursday, November 27, 2008

A day's silence...

Much as I would like to comment on what is happening in Malaysia, I think I would like to reflect on what is happening around the world today and what Malaysians are doing or are going to do to face the impending doom... if it ever happens.

India is the latest country now be ravaged by terrorism. More than a hundred were killed with scores other injured. Thailand... paralyzed after demonstrators took over the airport. The financial crunch is crippling Europe, America and the world over...

Well, one can say that we do not have any terrorist attacks wut.... well... yeah... but isn't the ease of attacks by these small pockets of militants drive fear into us? As cities grow, the need for security and the cost of it escalates exponentially if we are to ensure that our way of life is not being threatened by this phenomenon. The question is, who is going to bear the cost of it?

An attack on Mumbai is probably just a reminder of how vulnerable these places are. This come after a similar attack in Pakistan... prior to that, Bali, Indonesia. I guess, the question now is.. where are these terrorist going to attack next? How well are we protected against all these?

As if the economic quake is not bad enough, we have to grapple with the fact that there are a group of people who will stop at nothing to inflict more misery upon others regardless of color or creed. Where is the unified voice of the world in denouncing this? Where is the voice of moderates who claim that they form the majority? What would they do to prevent these perverted acts of carnage from happening in the future?

My heart goes out to the families of those perish in Mumbai. Whether its the government that has been unfair does not justify such acts of cowardice. This and other acts of terrorism are nothing more than acts of cowards. Show yourselves if you dare... stand for elections if you dare. Let the people judge you.

While all this is happening, I do hope that the Indian authorities do not conduct another slip shod investigation and point the root of matter to Kashmir militants. That seem to me has been their favourite punching bag all these years.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

No Liquor? No Problem.

It seems that Pakatan is having a problem... Alcohol Ban!

Wow... must be something serious... But on the flipside, I think its a wonderful proposal. For one, if you flip through your newspaper on a daily basis, one can see that there are many licenses issued for the sale of liquor to individuals... I do not think that they cannot sell, but, there must be a place and location to do all these businesses.

How many times you come across a drunkard while having your dinner or supper at a coffee shop? I have... many times... and with kids around, its definitely not a pretty sight. And, is it good for the economy??? Well, making such stuff easily available certainly makes some money for some people.. but at the end of the day... is it good? I think not except for those people that sells and make money out of it.

While I am not a drinker, I do drink occasionally. Not beer but I love a good whiskey or red wine. Certainly I do not like to do this in a coffee shop. A pub or club or bar would be nice but definitely not a coffee shop. So was PAS really wrong in proposing that? I think they have done reasonable homework to come up with this. If we go through the BM version HERE... there are exclusion clauses..

Bagaimanapun, tambah sumber-sumber, semakan semula ini tidak melibatkan premis lain seperti hotel, kelab malam, kedai ubat Cina, pasaraya besar dan jualan oleh pemborong.

To a certain extent, I like that ruling... it makes sense. Bad news for drinkers though... a good rule to help them kick the habit... make the roads safer for all... and with that in mind, I also hope that the state government do something about the Mat Cemerlangs...

Monday, November 24, 2008

What else is important?

Anwar's motion on economy rejected.

"I am rejecting the motion to discuss, although it is specific and of public interest, it is not necessarily an immediate concern.

"Already during two different instances - the Trade Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Oct 30 and the parliamentary committee on Nov 20 - have already dealt with this issue," said Kiandee.

See Kiandee, as long as it is being debated, I am sure the issue has not been dealt with comprehensively, and we are talking about an issue that will plague ALL Malaysians maybe with the exception of cronies.

What else is more important then???

Banning yoga... making tomboyism illegal... snooping on couples rather than catching criminals? Well maybe that is... in Murder is a Lesser Crime than Sodomy.

TIME: How does Islam perceive homosexuality?
Abdul Kadir: Homosexuality is forbidden in Islam.
It is a crime worse than murder.

Wow.... I am speechless. So, blowing a person up with C4 is a lesser crime than playing with another consenting butt?

TIME: What about those who say that people have a right to choose who they want to be with?
Abdul Kadir: What right are you talking about? This is a sin, end of story.

This Kadir fler... playing God? But somehow from this interview, I get the feeling like he is talking pretty much like the Mamak Zam during his interview with Al Jazeera and that Al Botak in his interview with BBC Hardtalk...

TIME: What about gay women?
Abdul Kadir: We have never arrested lesbian women. There are no complaints, maybe because it is difficult to gauge who is a lesbian.

Now, who says Islam does not discriminate women? Maybe they do not understand them enough to not discriminate them.. maybe its an advantage eh?

Now for the jewel in the interview...

TIME: What happens when gay men are arrested?

Abdul Kadir: We charge them in court, but before that we put them through what we call Islamic counseling sessions. They recite the Koran everyday and we will tell them they have committed a grave sin.

TIME: Do these people change?

Abdul Kadir: It is difficult to make them change; it has to come from within. I know there is very little effect. Out of 100 people, only one will change.

TIME: If your approach is not working, then why not abandon it?

Abdul Kadir: No, we have to tell these people they are doing something very wrong in the eyes of Allah [God]. It is a major sin. Gay people think being gay is a fashion.

We can't change them, yet we are doing it.... what he is not telling them is that its money down the drain.

Secondly, these mofos do not have any other ideas to educate the people who are being "fashionable". Don't you think that this interview makes him look.... Utterly STUPID? Any word to describe?

Weekend Getaway...

Its been a hectic month and with holidays coming at a premium, I thought, since it was school holidays, I might as well take a break and give my kids a surprise. After all they were asking if we were going anywhere at all these holidays.

Its early though we do have something planned this December so, my wife and I thought it would be great to have a short weekend break up on a hill resort... so Camerons it was. Was a short 3 hour drive from KL to Camerons... it was about 18 months since we were last up there. But this time round, we thought we would give Equatorial a miss and decided to try something new... we gave Century Pines a go this time round.

Booking for the hotel was a breeze. It was just a click away. However, to truly experience Malaysian hospitality, we just need to be Malaysians. I am sure many of us have gone on holidays and the norm would be check in time to be at latest 2pm. This hotel is simply out of the world. I was told to check in at 3pm when I arrive at the reception table! No greeting, no smile, just an unexpressive look and... "your room is not ready. come back at 3pm. We are fully booked." Then I glance around the parking lot, its... well.. empty. Then I drove down to their basement park, its... well... empty.

My wife was aghast... it was 12.15 noon and we thought we would check in, put all our stuff in and then go off for the evening for lunch and some walk-a-bout in the cool weather. So, being a "diplomat" I asked the duty manager what are their policies. He dutifully told me that he would work on it and promised to call me back by 2pm to tell me my room is ready. We went off for lunch and 2pm came and went... no calls..... (typically Malaysian).

We went back to the hotel, well, now it has become their policy that they do not greet anyone and there were now a few more guests checking in/out.... and the mono-syllable girl now would not even dare to look up at me, while the other gave me the same reply when I asked her about my room... then I asked for the Duty Manager... and well, this reply is a gem.. "He has gone out to buy some groceries." My jaw dropped and was speechless for a few seconds, then I asked for the GM...

As usual her task was to do damage control as I rattle off a flurry of comments.... In Malaysia, after all these years, I learnt a few things... if you do not demand for your rights, you will be sidelined. I got my room in 10 minutes... and a free extra bed+breakfast thrown in as well...

This post is not to rant about the holidays or what you could get for being a pain in the arse but, really, its more of the level of understanding their job that is important. Imagine one being at front office, you are the face of the organization and if you show a face that in cantonese, looks like being tiu-ed a thousand times the night before, that is not going to endear you to the guests, would it? Your "guests" expect to be treated with respect and dignity. After all, they pay your monthly pay-check and I am sure they expect to be accorded some level of service.

The term, one can take a person out of the kampung but you cannot take the kampung out of the person sums up the whole episode. Had the same experience in Langkawi early this year as well, when the staff was apathetic to the cause when you have cockroaches crawling all over, instead of appeasing the guests by offering an upgrade without any fuss, they handed a bottle of Mortein to the guest. And guess what happens when you spray insecticide into the nest??

Now, back to my "experience". I find it really disheartening... really.. Century Pines is a wonderful hotel with a lot of promise but delivered little. Its great location, wonderful lush garden... with a bit of landscape and some fun activities for the guests and family activities at the hotel proper would have given much value to the hotel. The rooms were adequately appointed, I think we loved the super king sized bed... the timber flooring gave it warmth and felt cleaner than carpet... the coffee house with a portion of al-fresco dining area is great under such weather condition. I think everything else stopped there.

I would really recommend the hotel to everyone if they do not mind the rude front office staff attitude and just wanted a clean and comfy room for the evening at Cameron Highlands... just nice for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Double Whammy...

First Government went on the offensive that wow! Petrol Price goes DOWN!!! They kept their promise.. then... WE WILL DECLASSIFY TOLL CONCESSION AGREEMENT!

WOW!! WOW!!!

Then, the whammy... Sharir talking nonsense.. and PLUS after years of screwing us rakyat with more than 100% increase in toll charges since its inception is "helping out" by dishing out 10% discount on toll charges for usage from 12midnight to 7am..... 10%??? I leave it to your imagination if the 10% is an insult or a gift.

I guess we rakyat cannot do anything but feel glad and thankful to BN.... so guys.. go down on your knees and give thanks and praise to BN for being so thoughtful! Petrol price DOWN... Toll DOWN.. that must call for a celebration... uncork the champagne folks!!! We are gonna save so much money!!!

Great! We pay more for fuel!

Is that it?

Sharir says that Govt has ceased petrol subsidies!

Adding salt to injury, he says that the government is making "some money" if fuel is at RM1.92. (ie the already increased price before the lunacy of the government brought the price to RM2.70/liter).

Now see if this statement made any sense.

At present, the cost price of RON97 is below RM1.61, said the minister. This means that consumers are currently paying 39 sen above the actual price.

Shahrir said even after considering the 19 and 12 sen revenue per litre going to the energy companies and kiosk operators respectively - the government can still marginally profit from pump prices at the RM1.92 per litre level.

Moreover, the energy companies and kiosk operators pay the government in the form of taxes.

Now... government realized that they are going to lose revenue from Petronas due to lower prices.. but aren't they saving on subsidies already? How much was it last year? 50+ Billion (or was it RM7bil? The number changes to suit their fancy? Anyway, from my archive of articles I have noted that the reported subsidies were about RM56billion! Anyway... Fine... Fine.. they are paying back in cash to Malaysians this year... how bout next year? So, isn't taking out the burden of 7bil sufficient in covering the shortfall in taxes from Petronas? Why do they want to make profit? Are we going to get better medical facilities? Better universities??? Better schools? Better public transportation??? Didn't they say that by increasing the fuel prices they will give us better public transportation??? Have we seen any improvements??? And this nitwit has the gall to tell us that they now want to make some PROFITS????

Now... get this.. the noted statements in RED! Petrol Kiosk operators are paying in form of taxes... and please read it in conjuction with my article yesterday...

Meanwhile, petroleum dealers said they would feel the pinch with the latest fuel price reduction.

Malaysian Petroleum Dealers’ Association acting president Abdul Wahid Bidin said: “We hope this reduction will be the last. Otherwise, we won’t be able to plan ahead and doing business will be very difficult.”

Why is our dear Sharir trying to "protect" the profits of these folks? I am sure if these people find that the business is not rewarding, some other people would only be too glad to take over. Anyway, who are the operators of the petrol kiosks?

They pay taxes????? You make me laugh Sharir... these are all Sdn Bhds.. and do you know what people do with Sdn Bhd???? Its an entity for individuals to evade taxes... wait.. let me rephrase that, evading tax is an illegal action... MINIMIZE taxes...

So Sharir, tell me... you are helping some mofos to keep their profits at the expense of the rakyats??? Is that it? So, we poor rakyats who earn so much more lesser than these petrol station operators, have to pay higher fuel charges so that these mofos can maintain their "profits" so that they can PAY taxes back to the government???? Can you now provide us rakyat with the amount of taxes paid by ALL the petrol stations in Malaysia???

Are we Malaysians so gullible and stupid to even believe Sharir and all the nonsense he is telling us???

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Petrol Down Again...

Is it good news? RM2.00/liter?

Ever wondered if this is about the lowest it will go? Sharir says that they will cap the lowest price to RM1.92... remember that?

Now, does this sound like deja-vu?

Meanwhile, petroleum dealers said they would feel the pinch with the latest fuel price reduction.

Malaysian Petroleum Dealers’ Association acting president Abdul Wahid Bidin said: “We hope this reduction will be the last. Otherwise, we won’t be able to plan ahead and doing business will be very difficult.”

And how could they feel the pinch???? hint.. hint... when the price it at its highest... they were reaping huge profits!!!! Now their profits are down due to lower prices! Bloody profit swines! These buggers just want to make huge profits regardless of situation... selfish rent seekers!

I wonder how would the plan and doing business be difficult when in other countries where market price mechanism is in place? They will just have to plan within the context of volatile prices... if they are unable to do that, then they CANNOT be business folks.. Imagine these are the buggers that complain that credit card commission is eating into their profits when prices are up.. now they are freaking complaining when prices go down... And are they the only ones that is having difficulty doing business???? Geez....

So, do you all think that even if crude goes down to USD40/barrel, they will cap the price at RM1.92?

Wait, before that, lets look at how our DPM and soon to be PM spins on government keeping to promises to reduce price...

He said the people would be angry with the Government because prices of goods were still high.

“The Government had kept its promise but traders are not doing their part,” he said.

My my.... my... my... Its the freaking government's fault in the first place that the prices of goods today remain high! What is there to blame the traders??? Remember dear Najib, traders work on demand and supply.. as long as there is demand.. why should they reduce price? The government in their stupidity has allowed the traders this opportunity to increase price. Don't they know that prices of goods are sticky.. it won't go down after it has gone up? Was he just born yesterday????

Kamunting's Quit Rent....

Perak State Government says that they do not want to collect RM280,000 worth of quit rent from the government for the Kamunting Detention Centre..... Sigh....

To the Perak State Government,

It is already difficult to get money from Federal government... its RM280,000! Even its sin money as what Ngeh Koo Ham says it is.... don't you think that it was paid in blood? Imagine the number of people wrongfully detained there!

I say take the money! Set up a fund and disburse it out to the family of the detained! With the sole breadwinners already under detention, imagine the hardships endured by the family, the money could go a long way to ease the financial burden of the family.

So YB Ngeh, please consider this. While it may be "immoral" to collect the money, it is not wrong to put the money to responsible use. After all, the money the government pays you comes from the taxpayers... Government is paying for the use of a piece of land!

Take the freaking money! And put it to good use!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Polis Raja.....ahhhh?

Polis Diraja Malaysia ka.. Polis Raja di Malaysia?

Sure, the fracas at the field in front of Amcorp Mall tells the story....

Looks like they have not learnt... and never will learn that the people they are dealing with are also peace loving Malaysians. Let alone that the excuse you gave was they did not apply for permit... but the question here is did they get unruly?

I am sure someone there has evidence that the police came in while they were singing Negaraku... I thought nobody is suppose to move while the national anthem is being played? If there are evidences showing the police bearing down on the crowd during Negaraku, this must be shown! Otherwise, I will take it that the police has given respect to the national anthem. But, did the situation warrant them to drag and wallop the crowd? Err... according to this news report that there is indeed a video showing that the police bore down on the crowd while Negaraku is being played.. but in the CPO's own words.. "I AM DENYING IT" Show the video! Prove that the CPO is a LIAR!


What more, the FRU has got no respect whatsoever for the national anthem! Watch it for yourself, HERE and HERE.

When I see these sort of showing of force by the police, I really wonder why there are still people blowing up ATM machines... robbers, rapists and murderers walk free when they are sooooo powderful? On top of that, them shifting out their beat from Chow Kit.....

On a separate note.. BOTAK now getting a bit smart.. he claimed he knew nothing of the antics of the Police last night... Eh? He also claimed that he did not sign the papers to arrest RPK under ISA the last time eh? So... he lied?

Friday, November 7, 2008


The courts have freed him.... here and here.

Is he really free? Our efforts have all paid dividends?

Hmmmm.. and people calling for Botak to resign... you think this numbskull will? For a person who blames the media for causing confusion because they report exactly what he said... will resign?

Who thinks Botak will resign put up your hand.... Who thinks Botak will come up with another silly statement... please show your butt!

But today is a day of sorts for Malaysia... probably an Obama day if you ask me...

RPK walks free... Anwar got his case to be heard in Sessions Court.... Lets see if that Zaki fler will interfere.

Maybe after all these we can say, "There is still hope for Malaysia"

Thursday, November 6, 2008

What are Police for?

A few days back, Botak made another blunder.... laughable?

Yeah.. he talked about the closure of the police beat at Chow Kit was due to fear of criminals and contagious diseases.... As usual, his stupidity earned him loads of "attention".

I forgot where I read the news before but as usual back then I was too busy to write about it and I forgot all about it until today. Malaysiakini carried the news that he has come out to "explain" that he had made a mistake!

A MISTAKE???? Heck! Botak! Seriously if you made a mistake saying what you said, you truly do not deserve to be in the government. Are you telling us that we have MORONS running the country?? I doubt any other idiot out there would give such an excuse to close the police beat down. In the very first place, Chow Kit should by now be a very safe and clean are because of the presence of a "Police Beat" but, I must say, the Police Beat itself is a nest for the transvestites to ply their trade!

Maybe then sir, your fear that your honorable and fearless cops to catch the contagious disease could be true as they could be... no?

Now lets go back to the news report. Did he actually made himself look smart when he apologized for his mistake? Lets read the statement ya?

Asked if he would retract his statement made in Parliament, Syed Hamid replied: "I think I have fixed the mistake. The statement I made was based on a written answer and the officials had given me the wrong information."

Honestly, his answers really had me in stitches! The bolded statement shows that Botak just read the statement without processing the information through his head to find out if it is logical or not!... Maybe it did go through.. just that there were no brain cells left to process the information.

The minister also blamed the media for confusing the public further over the matter.

Now...the best way to not make me look stupid is to blame someone else for it. Yeah! Blame the media for confusing the public by reporting EXACTLY what he said?????? Excuse me?

"Some of the information in the written answer (in Parliament) was right, some of it was wrong.

"The media played a major role in confusing the people by giving the impression that the police are scared of criminals. If they are, then we would all will be in trouble," he said.

Well.. okay... some right and some wrong answers... this shows that those dungus working under you are actually dungus... and you are the BIGGEST dungu for not vetting through the information.. and ahh yes.. reinforce the fact that the media confuse people yet again for reporting EXACTLY what you said....

Hey Botak... I have an idea! Please protect them (the media) because now they are under threat by the police for making them look stupid... May I suggest ISA? Its the best tool to protect the innocent. Right? If you have forgotten, then may I remind you of one Miss Tan Hoon Cheng?

As for the bolded statement, WE ARE ALREADY IN TROUBLE. Look at the rocketing crime rate. Everyday, I hear of people having their vehicle hijacked.. some lady losing their belongings to a snatch thief... and where are the police? Shifting out of crime infested area?

We deserve more than a Draw!

Watched the game early this morning... Manchester United travelled to Parkhead to play Celtic. As for me, I would rather United play some other team than the Bravehearts... they are indeed a hard team to break down and it certainly was.

United wasted a hatful of chances to level and go ahead but it was either repelled by the Hoop's hardwork or sheer luck, but as the saying goes... "The harder you work, the luckier you get." Manchester United did exactly that. After seeing the other English teams falter, Chelsea at the Olimpico to Roma.. (sweet sweet victory for the Romans) and Liverpool prove toothless yet again against Athletico Madrid only to be saved by Stevie G's penalty.. (Sigh). I had a bad feeling that Manchester United will suffer similar fate, but after watching their performance, I must say United played with a lot of determination and heart. At the end, we got what we deserved A DRAW. Yet, we could have won, but in football, its like this la... you do not take your chances well, you may even lose the game.

Berbatov had a golden opportunity to nail it in stoppage time but I guess he was tired and off focus. Many other chances came and went, and it was to a certain extent, the blue feeling envelops me... as if "this is just one of those days that nothing will go right for us" feeling. Yet my droopy eyes peered open and when Giggs nodded in the rebound off a Ronaldo's screamer.. I swear that my physical body was still on the couch while I jumped up and muffled my screams with the pillow... gosh what a relief! I gasped...

So, Manchester United is still undefeated and although technically they have not yet qualified for the next round.. I think it will take a miracle for Aalborg and Celtic to unseat United and Villareal as the qualifiers from Group E. So, its back to the Barclays Premier League where we play perennial whinners... Arsenal next at Emirates. Arsenal brilliant at times but seem to have a weakness.. they cannot have people roughing them up... :). Stoke City did that... can United? Its a taboo for me to predict the scores.. so .. Lets wait till this Saturday yeah?

Euphoria of Obama

With his win in the recently concluded US Presidential elections, many hailed it as a breath of hope. Indeed... the son of an immigrant who married a local is now the Chief Executive of the world's most powerful country. Ironic that many Malaysian leaders from both the divide hailed his victory. I hold no grudges against Obama, but, I think he comes on at the most challenging of times to lead the country and the world.

Interestingly too, the congratulatory message from McCain... who rallied his supporters to back Obama in his speech and called upon his association with Obama, the American which is most valuable and held in the highest esteem. Note that he did not relate Obama as an immigrant (Pendatang) nor as a Black but as an American. McCain being a staunch military man would know that he was well and truly beaten and his discipline held up in his respect for his opponent. I laud McCain for that.

Now... if only those buggers in the Ketuanan Melayu issue will take a leaf out of the events that happened in USA. Mind you, Obama isn't even the 3rd or 4th generation! He is ALL (100%) American. Yet some nincompoops here in Malaysia still regard others as pendatang even though we have been here for more than 3 generations. I wonder if these people know any shame.. while lauding Obama's victory.. wouldn't they at least look themselves in the mirror and question themselves if they have been even half of what McCain is?

Yes, Obama has transcended racism and religion... now... can Malaysia do the same?

Looks like the commentators in Malaysiakini has also commented in the same breath as I have and some has even given a good analogy of how much US has progressed and how much Malaysia has progressed or (regressed) in areas of racialism.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Why is the Speaker being such an Idiot?

Every matter that the opposition has brought up to be discussed in the house has been shot down by this one man... Pandikar Amin Mulia... nothing noble about him apart from his name... and his sidekick..

11.3bil broadband project
1.7bil eurocopter deal
4.26bil purchase of BII by Maybank

and maybe a host of others previously being brought up to be discussed in the August House... all has been rejected...

If these matters are not of public interest, I wonder what is?

US Election... Obama? Mc Cain?

Contrary to many favourites.. they liked Obama... I just thought that he projected himself as too perfect and did not really hold on to his ideals.. that is if he had any. As at present, Obama is leading in Electoral Votes 102-34.. but interestingly.. he is behind in popular votes... 7.63mil to 7.68mil that of Mc Cain... wonder who would win.. :).

I know its too early when projected voter turnout to be 140million.. :). Less than 15% counted but interestingly big time Blue Obama states have reported in their leads while Red Mc Cain States have still to report.

Its like a very exciting basketball match... (in the end... hehe.. it fizzled out!)

Obama pulling clear again... :). I think our Malaysian GE next time round will be just as close.. :)


True... like what Cleffairy commented below... United States became color blind today as Obama took the US Presidential Election by storm today... blowing away the challenge of John McCain by taking some traditional red states away from the Gops.

Obama then proclaimed that Change has come to America.... I reserve my judgement on that whether will the change be good or bad. Personally, I have no favourites but over the period of a year that we saw the battle, I am just inclined to think that Obama pretty much like Anwar.. played along the populist line without really having a clear direction on what his policies are... be it on taxes or the security of US of A. While I never liked Bush's foreign policies, many assumed that McCain would perpetuate and carry on what Bush has done but Obama?

Any way, congratulations President Elect, Barack Obama. You will have your work cut out not only to care for your country but also the world at large. I see you as a well and truly crafted politician, from your gestures and speech... but I pray that above all, you will be a President for all Americans and a leader to all mankind. May God guide you in all your ways and decision and I ask of you to allow that to take place. The world may have been made more hostile by your predecessor.. the world may have just started to experience a great economic turbulence, courtesy of your supporters at Wall Street, but I pray that you will act fairly on all to bring peace and prosperity to mankind in your 4 year tenure as the President of the United States of America.

8% Deduction? EPF?

As usual, when the country's leaders is putting their hand into the nation's coffers, they would then ask Malaysians to spend more to safe their arses! While EPF has been screwed.... I think its a good thing that they seek to reduce the deduction.. and what right thinking Malaysians should do is to put aside the 3% removed from the hands of EPF into something more rewarding than to follow the government's call for heightened spending.

While the call to build more low cost houses is lauded... I really wonder if the ones really in need of these houses will get them... As I travel around the low cost apartments in KL, I do see some fancy cars being parked at the parking lot.. err.. for me, anything apart from locally made cars and the rebadged toy cars are considered fancy.. especially so when the houses that they are staying in is only 1/4 of the price of the cars they are driving!

One way of solving this would be to instead of selling the houses, the government should enforce renting it out to the needy and these people will have to move out upon them owning a car of sorts. If one can afford even a Kancil, he/ she should be able to afford a low-medium cost house by then with prices ranging from 60k-90k... these people must vacate their property. Easier said than done when enforcement is always an issue in our country where corruption is rampant.

The whole winding up speech talked basically on two things:

1. Hammering Anwar
2. Screwing EPF

The other side shows are nothing more than adding salt to the sea..... don't you think?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Err... Have faith you say?

Now he is pleading for us to have faith in nation's ability?

I thought he said that we were "insulated" from the current crisis? But now he said he cannot deny the fact that we cannot escape the turmoil.

Geez.. isn't he a bit slow?

How can he expect us to have faith? When all they wanted was to pillage the EPF... buy Eurocopters at exhorbitant price? Invest in 13billion Broadband? And while the "incoming PM" conveniently sees his buddy being acquitted of murder of one Mongolian beauty? On top of that, you have a whole entourage of people screaming for the head of PKNS to be of a certain skin color. Have faith you say?

Other countries may just have to contend with economic turmoil.... here in Malaysia, we have to contend not only with the economic turmoil but also judiciary turmoi and racial turmoil. Have faith you say? What plans have you got Abdullah? For us to have faith?

Abdullah we had faith in you in 2004... see what that landed us into... and.. Have faith you say?