Thursday, May 11, 2006

A Black Day In Bolehland

(Adam: So I can't do business issit? You telling me? You talking to me? Well, I don't see nobody else here.)


There is a tragically funny and sad story in The Star today. Did you see it?

A blatant liar and crook has more or less been given a pat on the back to continue his ways. An MP who tried to pull some strings with the customs department for them to close one eye (remember it was only a request for ONE eye to be closed because this fact probably is important to the way the case is treated) to an illegal transaction. Then he publicly proclaimed that he was just doing someone a favor. Then he finally admits that this someone was himself! Yes, he owned the company for which transaction he was asking the customs people to close that one eye. Then he goes on national TV and arrogantly announces that he's apologised to the Prime Minister. "I am allowed to do business. Why can't MP's do business?" Then he adds that he told the Prime Minister, "I minta maaf kalau I buat salah." 2 counts of wrongdoing right there. Didn't the cabinet ban the use of Bahasa Rojak recently? So what's this "I" shit? And "kalau I buat salah" which means "If I have done wrong". IF!!!!!!!!!!! ????????????? This man's skin is thicker than a rhino's hide la. If???!!! You tried to use your MP status to curry favor. You lied about your intentions. And you come out to ask no less than your Prime Minister, IF you'd done wrong??? We may be Malaysians but we're really not stupid you know.

This unrepentent moron even has the cheek to announce that business (his and others I presume) had dropped by 70% because of 'strict' Customs action on the import of sawn timber logs. Strict Customs action? What the fuck does that mean? It's either legal or illegal. What is 'strict' action? So the Customs are doing their job as they should and so it is basis for a businessman to use that as a complaint that it is affecting business??? What is going on here?

And so this fler lied to his cabinet colleagues. He lied to the people who elected him. He lied to the nation. And what happens? His bosses, the rakyat who elected him, say nothing. His colleagues say that there is "no case" against him. And another performing monkey says, "Let's wait for the results of the investigations (if a report has been lodged)." Sure, I believe that anyone is innocent until proven guilty. But in this case what results of what investigations do we need? He lied in public. He admitted that he lied in public. What he lied about and admitted to doing was illegal. So whose permission are we awaiting to string him up. Small fry he may be as claimed by some observers. He is caught, he pays the price. Isn't that the deal here?

Today is a bad, black day for our country. But to many Malaysians it will just be Thursday, May 11, 2006. Hiyah! Rain again. Baarger sure jam one la. Life in Bolehland. It goes on.


So what? I'm only doing business what.



26 comments:

TP Lim said...

Hello Patrick, I couldn't help but feel as disgusted as Adam and yourself on this issue. Also can't help to think that an MP where I live in Perth was forced to resign because he didn't pay 2 speeding tickets and driving without a driver's license. Not to mention the embarassment the media accorded him. But the illustrious Bolehland menteri is above all that.. sigh... Things like this always reminds myself why I refuse to bring up my kids in Bolehland. Oh well...

*lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

hi! wah, i think lots of people are pissed off at this whole rigmarole. I just posted my rant on it, decided to surf a bit, and saw that you'd chosen the same topic. Hopefully it's a case of great minds, lah! :D Anyways - this is a totally shameful situation, made even worse because it looks like he really is going to get off scot-free. Like I said, this is a REAL example of "Malaysia Boleh". accountability? what's that, ah? *sigh*

deepblue_dude said...

as chances, opportunities, life, access to funds becomes more difficult for true entrepreneurs out there, the people in power have once again shown what it takes to make it in business is 'power' -- absolute ones -- erm..i mean absolutely ridiculous ones..with no innovation and niche in the business that he is doing -- in relation to his transportation agent business -- he has managed to find innovation where he can exercise his 'power' of persuasion as an MP to persuade 'illegal' products to be shipped in. This statement is made with no prejudice to others in this business, except of course in relation to those who holds public office and misuse it. Has the Royal Customs of Malaysia been undermined here or what?

Ann said...

I wonder if this would qualify for an entry into the Bolehland book of records. Something like "The pol. with the most gall" would work.

On quite another note: Great to see a new post from you, Patrick. Thank you.

eileen said...

When I read the news this morning, I was very disgusted. As an MP, he's supposed to set a good example to the rakyat. He also showed that the anti-corruption is a real failure.

I'm disappointed. I'm ashamed. I'm very, very disgusted.

Trashed said...

Give Travis Bickle a call to kow tim the MP fler.

This so-called MP represents what is wrong in Malaysia today. Sadly, he might still be re-elected.

I weep for Malaysia.

patrickteoh said...

Hi tp.Over in Oz, like in a lot of other places people take responsibility for what they do. They own up. Over here it's So what? What're YOU going to do about it? Good to hear from you, TP. It's been a long time. Keep in touch, old friend.
Lynne, maybe I should suggest to Pak Lah to correct the slogan...Malaysia-Apa Pun Boleh!!!
Hey ddude. Why do you think Malaysians go into politics? To serve the people ah? Actually ah are there any or does anybody know of any elected BN politician who is poor? I don't mean poor like in destitude la but a poor working slob like us all. Got ah?
Ann the pol with the most gall? Cannot leh. They would have to make changes almost everyday to the records updates.
eileen, I guess he did set an example. Here's how you do it guys...
Yeah trashed. a Magnum .357 up his arrogant ass would be good:-)

Anonymous said...

dude...as if by saying"kalau i buat salah,i minta maaf" he's gonna clear himself of all responsibility....

wah..like dat if everyone says sorry after commiting a crime he can be forgiven.

transparency my foot!

Jazzmamma said...

yay! PT is baaaaack...

missed your posts. thank God for politicians who never fail to shoot themselves in the foot [with no help from a Magnum .357, thank you very much!] or you may not have come out of your blogger dry spell ;)

see ya tuesday!

Anonymous said...

Patrick,
I think the Mp is just "tokking Koks". Sorry to borrow your words.

Jazzmamma said...

"You tried to use your MP status to curry favor"... Lol! So Malaysian.

Samm said...

Highlight in papers oso no use. They get away with it EVERY time. YESS!!!! "MALAYSIA BOLEH"

anttyk said...

Whenever I read Patrick's posts, I keep hearing his voice in my head... Like he is reading to me. Damn spooky. Stop it, Patrick!

Ah Liong said...

Ermmm, One QUESTION ... BIG one or tWo

Why did the BRIBE thing come in??
Why is BPR checking this CASE out??

Well, who ever started the whole let the BPR check out would be making a great fool out of everybody. I tot the Custom already sieze the timbers, and the Jasin MP went to ask for "pardon" on behalf of his fellow "Voter" ~~

The report would only find out the guy did not do any bribe. Coz for one, the Custom Director (CD) would not have proof that the MP offered him XX rite? And CD would not risk his own job yes?? like he have not ~

So what needs to be UPDATED is that the bigger issue would be the YES MAN. What did all the BN MP think when they rejected on the issue brought up by DAP? Duh... they just SUPPORTED the WRONG GUY and THEY STUCK ON TO HIM... so everyone in the BN the Director of some company behind that Importer eh..

Wag their NECK TIEs and BOW TIEs...
Pak Lah just got screwed by those bunchs of Court Joker...

So what's next... everybody have to keep their money in BCB, and there will be only one bank left. :P

deepblue_dude said...

yeah..uncle patrick..i agree that power politics do mix with business. In a very sad sense, if they want to fleece the herd, make sure the herd is well fed 1st. They are fleecing a herd that has already been badly hit by various 'diseases' (ie. higher cost of living, an obvious sick economy, inequality in socio-economics, growing discontentment etc).

Life is bad enough. Difficulties in making living is soooo not apparent to these 'powerful' joes up there (or is it?). Corruption is apparent enough, but with these politicians who come out in the open to 'rob' us of our intellect is too much to take.

zombie said...

Mohd Said: "I met him, I shook hands with him and said. I minta maaf kalau I buat salah”

Pak Lan: "Boloh punye budak, you kena tangkap, you mati."

Mohd Said: "Tapi itu MAS catering dengan Avenue Cap. punye orang cakap ini tak salah."

Pak Lan: "Oh ye juga. Siapa di dunia yang tak bersalah? I forgive u." :D

smeagroo said...

how do u expect pm to cast the first stone? BEtter to stay neutral and keep his mouth shut. Buat bising nanti son-in-law pun kena. buat bodoh n let u ppl ridicule him better. having a thick hide is a MUST in Msian Politics. NO need brains. EVen do hara-kiri the sword also cant penetrate.

pgoh said...

Hi Patrick,
He's meeting the PM soon. Let's make all our voices heard. My take on the story is at:
http://pgoh13.free.fr
More power to your pen!

mob1900 said...

MP Jasin asks Customs to 'close one eye', Customs retaliate his salvo in parliament by revealing what he did 'an eye for an eye', our PM 'no eye see' through the whole incident.

Aie...

Cuddly Family said...

Shahrir gets shoved over cos he dared "vote with his conscience", and this guy who seems err.. to be "lining his pockets with the "benefits" of being MP" is getting off scot free! What a mockery of our Parliamentary system!

"Vote with the party, toe the line, if you want to vote with your conscience, resign from party and stand as independent"... u know sometimes I wish folks would.. what a mockery of the democracy.. Vote for what?

Maybe he's part of MPPJ.. dont even get me started there! hehe

great to see u blogging again Patrick!

faisal said...

shit
i feel so disgusted with those MPs who misuse their power to meet their own personal interest.

haihh.. i feel pity with Malaysian politics.

there was one MPs who was so racist back then, [ and i believe he is still one right now], and not enough with that, we now have another MPs who is allegedly corrupted.

haihh.. can't wait for the next election..

Ren said...

We have Third World Mentality Mps in the Parliament, isn't it obvious?

Gasman said...

what to do lah... this kind of issue will be forgiven... no need close one eye, all the top MPs are short sighted.

Anonymous said...

This will go the way of the AP thingy...conveniently forgotten. The culprit continues to hold office. It's shameful, disgraceful, appalling, dishonourable, shockingly unbelievable. Only In Bolehland. Way ta go!

Billy said...

As the saying goes, everything breeds from the top - if my boss can do that, why can't I? Rotten leadership breeds rotten followers and now this is coming to life.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Patrick. This is Dennis Chua from NST Entertainment and owner of blog chuascorner.blogspot.com

Frankly, I think this Jasin fellow should be chopped to meat and flung into Selat Melaka.

He's committed one more unforgiveable crime - making native Malaysians look like brainless savages!