Sunday, June 04, 2006

It's His fault. He did it. Again.

(Careful guys. HE's watching your every move.)


Photo of the Eye of God copied from Snopes.com


If I was God I'd be damned pissed off at Malaysian officials. They have blamed a lot of things on the Almighty. Cracked highways. Floods. Landslides. Even for the all forgiving, all compassionate big Guy in the sky I am sure there must be a limit.

When the killer landslides in Ulu Klang happened I was waiting for the inevitable to be uttered. Well, to their credit they did manage to spend the first couple of days just pointing fingers and passing the buck. But yesterday it happened. And this time it was the Ampang Municipal Council president, Datuk Ahmad Safii Saidin who was given the task of passing the ultimate buck.

"...it is all in God's hands. God creates everything and if disaster strikes then it is God's will..."

Listen to what you said, YB. Sure God created everything. So if you fuck around with what he created He will kick your ass. And He did. And do you think that He will take kindly to the loss of those lives He created that were snuffed out by your inadequacies? I don't think so. Those will be on your account and guess where that reckoning is going to take place? What will you say then?

But...Surprise! Surprise! I never knew it would happen but it did.

In today's New Straits Times, the original "...it's an act of God..." fler, Samy laid this latest one on ... human failure! Samy's learned his lesson? Or maybe God told him in a dream or vision, "Oi! Samy! Enough already. Or else..." Maybe the cracks in all those highways were his final warnings.

But the cynic in me has this niggling feeling that those cracks may be just indications that after blaming God for so long, Samy may have made a pact with the other guy whose name is always spelt in uppercase. Repairing those cracks is a multi-million Ringgit business you know. Hmmmm...

45 comments:

bongkersz said...

not again.. :D hmm.. samy cannot get his TUN haha! No TUN Samy :p

Maxforce said...

Reminds me of a restaurant outlet in Damansara Heights, few years back.
I went to the much reviewed restaurant for its soup in bread (much novelty back then) but was swarmed by bugs. As a matter of fact, the bugs kept falling into my soup and drinks. Things didn't help as I was playing host - some sort of celebration of something I think.
When I complained to the owner, he simply told me, "I am not God"
That bastard! Anyway, I did give him a piece of my mind after making quite a scene.

patrickteoh said...

maxforce, damansara heights that's why. The fler was probably a failed advertising creative director or something. exercising his creative repartee on you lor:-) Did you mean one of those soups served in this bread bowl thing? Never had that. Always thought it was quite disgusting.

Bongkerz, Samy is still in 'active service' mah. One good thing at a time.

Overthefence said...

Aiya, in Cantonse's forklore, " yau guai mok guai, sai lou zai nghe sek sai gai."
In translation, " if I've made a mistake please forgive me, cos I am a naive little child."
If not your web will GOT spammed again.

Anonymous said...

I don`t understand why and how they get away with blaming unnatural disasters on God.............surely the Rakyat would have wised up by now??????

BabyBear said...

the rakyat has wised up, methinks. and it shall be reflected in the next general election. the reason the opposition failed big time the last occasion was due to DAP's obvious screwed up game plan. they're certainly on the right track now. should bn continue with their 1-eye closed ways, the oppostion should be giving their big ass a good hard kick. can hardly wait.

:- )

patrickteoh said...

hi overthefence. didn't understand what you meant.
bb, well when the next general elections comes along vote with your conscience. And vote wisely. Make a diff.

Mohd Noor said...

we need more people to register to vote la. thats the first step.

2nd step, go world cup on their *ss!

amin.

Mohd Noor said...

clarify some more

the *sses belongs to those fellars from gomen la not the voters.

Anonymous said...

All these issues must be remembered b4 the election come. Must be refresh and flash into the memories of the rakyat. Otherwise BN will be laughing their way to the bank vault again and wasting away the rakyat again.

Suggestion. compile all the mistakes and showcase it to the rakyat.

Maxforce said...

Haha Patrick, you're probably right. Yeah its the one where the soup is served in bread. Frist you drink the soup while scouping the crumbs of the bread. Then you finish off the bread as well.
Yummy!
Anyway, it was featured in The Star and got real good reviews. I like a fool charged headlong after some lousy review promising good ambience and new stuff.

On the voting issue, I completely agree. But I wonder, doesn't the opposition compile the list?

patrickteoh said...

That soggy bread bowl stuff sure went the way of the Dodo reall quickly. Thank Goodness.
On the voting issue, if the Opposition can get their shit together we wouldn't be in the shit house we're in right now. Right?

Maxforce said...

Good point. So how? Who do we choose? Lesser of two evils?

patrickteoh said...

maxforce, who do we choose? To know that follow events. Care. Then when the time comes you will know.

Maxforce said...

Patrick,
You know, everytime when it is election time, I scratched my head. My area has been "won" by both BN and the opposition before. And the sad part is, both promised the moon before the election and when they did win, nothing happens. Nothing... promises were forgotten until the next election, where the vicious cycle begins again

Anonymous said...

Been an avid reader of your blog..kudos mate.. neways.. I have been living in Zooview for the past 22 years and it was only about 2-3 years ago that most folks in Zooview started having problems with the drainage due to the mud/soil coming out of nowhere blocking up the drains..20 years ago Zooview was a peaceful sanctuary..but alas now, it is no longer haven.

Manny said...

God has a hard on for malaysia...or so far as the m'sian politicians are concerned... heck, they could choke on a cock and still blame god fer it.. fucktards!!

patrickteoh said...

maxforce, yes i know the feeling. but the question is how many people in your constituency actually exercise your rights after the elections? Most people just sit at home and grumble. They don't even know how to contact the politician they elected much less make themselves heard over issues.
anonymous, you're right. the whole area is being systematically raped. I'm holding my breath. It won't be long before they come round to me.
Fucktards? Never heard that before.

RHB said...

Our gomen are only good at pointing fingers when things go wrong and find scapegoat to take the crap!They can get gold medals in the world forum for passing the buck!The people at the top are still sitting on their fat arse picking their teeth and hope the wind will blow off the issue as quick as possible.Sometime i wonder do they know what they are tokking about..tok kok like singing song!

Dave Avran said...

I completely agree with you, Patrick.
Sitting on your ass at home and complaining is gonna get you nowhere.
Sadly, Malaysians excel at this activity.

Write your area rep, make your voice heard and vote responsibly. If enough of us do that, it will make the difference.

The alternative? - "if I wanted to hear an asshole, I'd fart"

fucktards? that's a new one.

cheers

Maxforce said...

Back then I was quite clueless. I didnt know what to do actually and what rights to exercise. Heck, didn't even know I had rights! (OK quite clueless, but to my defense, I was really young back then)
There was some kind of issues I remember, and my dad gathered some neighbours and the neighbours gathered more people - a grand total of about 50 people and went over to see the politician. They waited for 3 hours and yet was unable to meet with the politician and appointment was already made.
The following election, everyone voted another party. Things did not change.
I guess, partly I am venting. Partly I do hope whoever, be it BN or any opposition party who sees this realise that we are all damn pissed off and disappointed. If there is anyone who can deliver their promises, they can definitely have my vote and my foc evanglism.

bongkersz said...

somebody should make a scrapbook, putting all the articles, news with those politicians face in it :D compile all their promises, what they say, at what time, where, then when the time comes, send it to them as souvenir... good to remind them how boneless there are :D

Julius Bean Laden said...

Finger pointing seems to be the culture of our ministers. I thought this habit only found commonly in kids. Now God also kena. Cheers 2020...!!?! No wonder the Bible says there will be 2nd coming of God. Perhaps, He too needs to clarify himself???!

obefiend said...

urfuckin funny patrick. enjoyed urradio shows ages ago. miss them. this one time u scold ur caller for wasting ur airtime!!

hidup uncle mikelsoft

i live in kepong. the MRR fiasco is pissing me off. dulu kata up till paril only..now june oredi. last i heard the big thing will be closed till october. holy hell. how many times do you want to change the schedule la samy?


anyone in for my new idea?

MYMINISTER

as response to MYTEAM

we choose a shadow kerja raya minister and see if he can do better. then on the finale we see who can speak better malay..

dadah la sami not DADA!

keep it up patrick.. you are the bomb!

patrickteoh said...

maxforce, yours is indeed a sad story.But still it is a small thing to do and we must have perseverence if not anything. It is the only thing that will make changes. I am a strong believer in the saying that we all deserve the government we get.
Funny one there, Julius. Bongkerz, I have always thought that. If someone had the energy and the perseverence to document everything that politicians say and do through the years it will be a best seller and the book that will bring about change. And it will make the chronicler a millionaire.
Cool suggestion Effi. That would be the top reality show of all time.

hehehaha said...

nowhere to point then point upwards... sigh... where are we heading...

Maxforce said...

Shall remember that. Guessed I need that.

ontahsapo said...

macam you cakap, samy dah belajar...tapi tu bila orang lain punya hal, dia punya hal dia masih belum belajar lah....

bongkersz said...

damn annoying, just now watched TV3, on sugar issue. Even the fella reporting news said 'seperti BIASA kami ajukan persoalan ini kepada kementerian, jawapannya kementerian AKAN menyiasat' yeah, seprti biasa.. AKAN, berasa kesal, sedang, perlu.. seharusnya.. useless words..

BabyBear said...

maybe if they hire a scriptwriter from hollywood, it may help?

: -- ))

Anonymous said...

Don't forget. Even our PM says our 'Barang Naik'MPs are not supposed to have conscience.

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Manny said...

did ya hear yesterdays news... mahathir is now flaming badawi....

BabyBear said...

yo, patrick, my man. whatz up, bro? why are you so quiet lately? no more "funny" news for you to write about, huh? hope you'll come back soon.

:- )

BoringLa said...

Yo, patrick, I wish I can watch a replay of TDM's hammering on AAB rather than a FIFA match.
Cos I am residing abroad.

BoringLa said...

My nerves are rakling!!!
Why can't a single minister in the cabinet has the 'balls' or guts to give a relevant answer to Mahathir?!!!!!
As one of the 25 millions rakyat, Pak Lah please tell the truth of the scrapping of several projects and the AP issue.

Anonymous said...

Got this off a friend. It's probably taken off MalaysiaKini or something like that.

Yo, Uncle Patrick! Please do come back soon. We miss your presence. And we certainly like to hear your take on the following article.

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Not Worth The Paper It Is Written On

By Raja Petra Kamarudin

They say in legal circles that a verbal agreement is not worth the
paper it is written on. Islam says, if a man breaks his word up to
three times, then do not take him as a friend or comrade. Islamic
scholar or ulamak Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, also currently Prime
Minister of Malaysia, gave his word and he broke it more than three
times. Abdullah, therefore, cannot be taken as a friend either in the
western or Islamic perspective.

And who did Abdullah give his word to? He gave it to previous Prime
Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad -- and of course to all Malaysians
in his 2004 Election Manifesto, which he has also broken. And what
did he promise Dr Mahathir? Many things, amongst which are that the
Scenic or `Crooked' Bridge would not be abandoned, the double
tracking railway line would be pursued, and the national car, Proton,
would be supported -- just to mention but three.

After Dr Mahathir announced his resignation to a shocked Umno General
Assembly in mid-2002, Abdullah and Dr Mahathir spent 15 months in
countless conferences to discuss what the former should and would do
when he finally takes over as Prime Minister in November 2003. Dr
Mahathir went into great detail and explained at length why he did
what he did in his 22 years as Malaysia's Prime Minister. Dr Mahathir
had a reason for his many perceived lunatic moves. Even Abdullah, who
was his deputy soon after Anwar Ibrahim's exit in September 1998,
could not understand everything that Dr Mahathir did. Now he does.

Abdullah sat there taking pages after pages of notes as Dr Mahathir
gave him a 15-month crash course in Mahanomics (synonymous with
Reaganomics). By the end of the 15-month training and orientation
programme, Abdullah understood fully what was in the head of that
strange animal called Mahathir. More importantly, Abdullah now saw
the logic in Dr Mahathir's every move and agreed that, though
sometimes somewhat devious, many of these moves were actually quite
necessary in the pursuit of the bigger objective.

Many of Dr Mahathir's moves would certainly appear loony to the
uninitiated. They would appear even stranger when viewed in the
backdrop of what was perceived as a failed plan. Dr Mahathir was a
blunderer and the many disasters he left as a legacy to Abdullah in
November 2003 laid testimony to this. But Abdullah knew they were no
disasters. He did not know earlier of course. But 15 months of
sitting in front of Dr Mahathir and taking notes as the Prime
Minister imparted his innermost thoughts left Abdullah with no doubts
that this old man knew what he was up to and these moves could only
be labelled as brilliant.

Take the Scenic or `Crooked' Bridge as one example. No one would
disagree if we were to say that this is the most stupid idea yet to
come out of Dr Mahathir's mind. Why build half a bridge? Why build
such a silly looking bridge that would wind its way around because it
had to join the Causeway halfway across the Straits of Johor or
Tebrau Straits?

If they built a full bridge, then the bridge could be built straight,
lower and shorter at maybe almost the same cost as half a bridge. But
now they are building half a bridge, so it has to be crooked and
higher -- and the cost for half a bridge is not half the cost of a
full, straight bridge. But they can't build a straight or full bridge
because Singapore will not allow their half of the Causeway to be
demolished and they are not interested in building the other half of

the bridge on their side or within their territorial waters.

Singapore could of course agree to join Malaysia in this bridge
project and agree to the Causeway being demolished and a full,
straight bridge be built to replace the Causeway. But Singapore
wanted the bridge to be packaged with a lot of other goodies, all in
Singapore's favour. These goodies would be like throwing in the
supply of sand, allowing Singapore Air Force planes more flights over
Malaysian air space, plus a re-look at the water agreement.

Dr Mahathir did not agree to this. He would not package the bridge
with all these other issues and he wanted each issue to be an issue
by itself and to be negotiated separately and on its own merits. Dr
Mahathir was no fool. He knew if he rejected Singapore's demand for a
packaged deal, then Singapore would not agree to the bridge. Malaysia
could go on with the bridge if it wanted, but it can only build a
bridge on Malaysia's side, not on Singapore's side. Therefore it
would have to be a silly-looking half-bridge that would need to be
highly elevated and winding.

That was exactly what Dr Mahathir wanted. He wanted Singapore to
reject the full, straight bridge idea and stipulate that Malaysia can
only build half a bridge if it still insisted on proceeding with the
plan. Dr Mahathir did not want a full bridge. He wanted a half-
bridge. A full bridge would mean it would have to be straight and
therefore low. A half-bridge would force the bridge to curve and
therefore it would have to be built highly elevated.

What Dr Mahathir really wanted is the space beneath the bridge which
a full bridge would not offer while a half-bridge would. And why did
he want this space? He wanted it because he wanted large container
ships and oil tankers to be able to sail under the bridge.

The Straits of Melaka is one of the busiest sea lanes in the world.
But ships plying the Straits cannot reach Johor Port unless they sail
around Singapore. So they would rather stop at the Port of Singapore
instead of coming to Johor. Even ships carrying goods bound for
Malaysia would rather stop at Singapore for transhipment to Malaysia
rather than sail to Malaysia. Once there is a highly elevated bridge,
then the ships can bypass Singapore and come straight to Malaysia.

In short, a highly elevated `crooked' bridge would boost the
viability of Johor Port and pose a serious threat to the Port of
Singapore. To be more dramatic, the bridge could actually kill the
Port of Singapore and make Johor Port the new centre for imports to
and exports from Malaysia -- plus for those Indonesian importers and
exporters as well who currently would rather use Singapore than sail
the extra distance around Singapore to come to Johor.

That was what Dr Mahathir really wanted. He was not actually
interested in the bridge. He was more interested in Malaysia
overtaking Singapore in the port business. And the crooked, high,
half-bridge would be able to achieve this. A straight, low, full
bridge would not. Dr Mahathir very cleverly manoeuvred so that
Singapore would disagree with the full bridge and would instead ask
Malaysia to proceed with half a bridge. Once they said that, Dr
Mahathir got them exactly where he wanted them. The half-bridge is
Singapore's idea, not Dr Mahathir's, so Singapore cannot now turn
around and say that they had been tricked and the bridge was merely a
Red Herring and that the real motive was to outdo the Port of
Singapore.

Somehow, along the way, Malaysia's Foreign Minister packaged the
supply of sand and more SAF flights over Malaysian air space in the
bridge deal. Dr Mahathir never agreed to this. But Abdullah did for
reasons known only to himself and his son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin.
The sand would of course come from Johor and those individuals who
will be awarded the contract to supply sand to Singapore are family
members of those involved in the decision-making process at the very
top echelons of power -- those walking in the corridors of power. The
supply of sand is not a government effort but a private arrangement.
What is even more perturbing to Dr Mahathir is that Singapore did not

demand that the supply of sand be included in the deal. This idea
came from Malaysia. It was Malaysia that proposed it, not Singapore
that demanded it.

When the Johor Menteri Besar found out about the supply of sand
arrangement he was outraged. Dr Mahathir had banned the export of
sand back in 1997 and Johor was quite happy with this as the sand was
coming from Johor and it is the politicians and their cronies who are
making hundreds of millions out of it. For the first time in his life
this very polished man who always has a sweet smile for anyone he
encounters lost his cool. He never raises his voice, especially to
the Prime Minister. But that day he did and he told the Prime
Minister that Umno Johor will strongly oppose any Johor sand being
sold to Singapore. Even the palace got into the act and there was a
danger of another Constitutional Crisis erupting.

In short, there was a mutiny and Johor was in revolt. A crisis never
before seen in Malaysian history was about to explode. This was a
state-federal conflict in the making. Abdullah had blundered big
time. He had agreed that the bridge would include the supply of sand
to Singapore. Now Johor, the source of the sand, put its foot down
and threatened to resist at whatever cost, and Johor can be as
independent as Kelantan if it so wishes. They would also reveal the
names of all those who stand to benefit from this supply of sand;
family members of those at the very top of the Abdullah
administration. If you think the Mahathir-Anwar crisis was exciting,
the supply of sand to Singapore would dwarf this by far.

Two days later, Abdullah announced that the bridge project would be
aborted, after starting work on it (and incurring a liability of
RM100 million). Three weeks before that, Parliament had reiterated
the bridge project would go on and the Minister of Works himself
assured Parliament that this would be so. But now it was off. They
would not be proceeding with the bridge. They could not proceed with
it. To proceed with it would mean they have to supply sand to
Singapore. And this would create a massive crisis between the federal
government and the Johor state government. The only way out of the
supply of sand commitment would be to abort the bridge project. No
bridge, no sand, and no federal government-Johor state government
crisis, plain and simple.

But it is out of the frying pan, into the fire. Without the bridge,
there would be no way ships could sail to Johor Port through the
Straits and the Port of Singapore would continue to dominate this
region. Dr Mahathir's plan to build up Johor Port and challenge
Singapore's dominance was thwarted. And it was thwarted by no other
than his successor who had promised him that the bridge would go on.
And it was thwarted because some greedy people in the decision-making
team had tried to get rich quick through selling sand to Singapore by
packaging the sand supply deal in the bridge proposal.

Dr Mahathir was hopping mad. Abdullah had made a big booboo, and to
get out of this booboo he cancelled the bridge project. Abdullah was
trying to save his arse. But in doing so he sacrificed Malaysia.
Johor Port would now have to remain as pathetic as it has always
been. And the Port of Singapore would remain the big wheel of this
region. Flushed down the toilet is Dr Mahathir's plan for overtaking
Singapore. And, to make it worse, Abdullah had promised Dr Mahathir
the bridge would go on. And he understood fully well why it must. And
he realised that the bridge was for the good of Malaysia's commerce.
But saving his arse was his first priority. Saving Johor Port has to
come second.

That is the story of the `Crooked' Bridge. There are many other
stories such as about the double tracking railway line, the national
car, and more. Suffice to say, the double tracking railway line had
the same objective as the `Crooked' Bridge; in that Malaysia's
commerce would improve and Singapore's dominance in the region would
be given a serious challenge. But Abdullah aborted this as well.

The double tracking railway line was actually the first move. Once

the double tracking was done, then the high speed train was supposed
to follow. Imagine the day when one could live in a cheaper town like
Ipoh where property prices are half those in the big city, yet work
in Kuala Lumpur -- and the time it takes to get to work from Ipoh
would be faster than driving from Subang Jaya to Kuala Lumpur today.
The small towns would boom and development would be spread out
throughout the country instead of concentrated in a few key areas
like it is today. But that too now remains just a dream.

The MV Agusta matter is another issue. Dr Mahathir was going to use
MV Agusta to develop a peoples' car (volks wagen) that could be
marketed for as low as RM10,000, or less. MV Agusta had the
technology to do this and the cost to buy MV Agusta, in spite of it
debts, was still lower than embarking on this project doing your own
R&D from scratch. R&D costs billions of Ringgit and to develop a car
from scratch would not only cost more but would be time consuming as
well. Even if you are prepared to pay the higher cost, the time would
take too long. MV Agusta was a short cut and at a cheaper price on
top of that.

But MV Agusta was sold off for RM4 and Dr Mahathir's RM10,000
peoples' car went down the toilet, just like all the others. In fact,
the sale of MV Agusta itself raises other questions. How did they
decide who to sell it to and do those in the decision-making process
have an interest in the company that bought MV Agusta? (Which raises
the issue of conflict of interest.) Dr Mahathir knows the real story,
as he does about who those sand suppliers are, but he is not
revealing all, at least not just yet.

It is not that Abdullah is ignorant about all this. He knows the
agenda behind the `Crooked' Bridge, double tracking railway line, MV
Agusta, and much more. He knows that all these are mere catalysts for
bigger things. And he agreed that these are necessary for the future
of the country. Yet he dismantled them one by one just to make it
appear like Dr Mahathir is stupid and that all his ideas are stupid.
It is all about politics and of trying to undermine Dr Mahathir. And
what better way to do this than to dismantle what Dr Mahathir started
and give the impression that the previous Prime Minister was a nut
case. So the country suffers. So what? That is the small picture. The
big picture is: Dr Mahathir is embarrassed.

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is another thing that Dr Mahathir was
and still is against. All those years he was prime minister he
resisted the FTA. Then, late last year, Abdullah secretly signed the
FTA with Japan whereby Japanese automobiles would have free access to
the Malaysian market while Malaysian vegetables would have free
access to the Japanese market. Malaysian vegetables? What vegetables
do we have that we can export to Japan? We do not even grow enough
for our own consumption and almost everything we eat needs to be
supplemented with imports. Anyway, do the Japanese eat our
vegetables? Abdullah might as well have signed an FTA with Canada
whereby we export ice cubes to the Eskimos.

The FTA Abdullah signed with Japan was so confidential that even the
Cabinet did not know about it until Abdullah informed its members
later, after it had been signed. The Cabinet members were shocked,
but by then it was too late to do anything about it. And how is
Proton going to survive once Japanese cars get free access to the
Malaysian market when even Europe and the United States can't compete
with them?

Proton is a dead man walking. Its days are numbered and it will be
just a matter of time when the national car folds. As the Malays
would say: siap kain kapan (prepare the funeral shroud).

Now the United States also wants the FTA with Malaysia signed and the
US-Malaysia FTA would open all government contracts and procurement
to US companies. That is the end of the New Economic Policy. The days
of the Bumiputera businessmen are numbered. Malays will have to
revert to becoming clerks and drivers again.

Dr Mahathir is beginning to doubt whether Abdullah knows what he is
doing. As far as Dr Mahathir is concerned, whatever he did, he did

with the interest of the nation at heart. But Abdullah's moves, the
way Dr Mahathir sees it, are moves of a traitor who does not care
about the country's interest. Dr Mahathir is quite prepared to allow
Abdullah to run this country the way he, as Prime Minister, sees fit.
But Dr Mahathir will not remain silent and allow this state of
affairs to continue if, as he put it, Malaysia's sovereignty is
jeopardised. Dr Mahathir would rather take on Abdullah than allow the
man to destroy this country. Not just Dr Mahathir, but many Umno
veterans as well believe that power in the hands of Abdullah is like
giving a flower to a monkey. Monkeys do not appreciate the beauty of
flowers.

su-ann said...

couldn't agree more. i find it revolting to hide behind religion and use it as an uber-shield to hide one's mistakes, only because we're a 'god-fearing' nation, and no one wants to fuck with the acts of God.

however, it's pathetic to manupilate religion in that way.

it sometimes makes you wonder though, with the countless number of tolls on highways, why is the drainage system so poor and horrid landslides still occur? it's not the first time of course, but with the number of people who pay for toll-highways daily, shouldn't the roads be 'technically' better?

Hijackqueen said...

What to do. All along, our gahment got this type of Malaysia-boleh attitude. Dem sian!!!

Anonymous said...

most times, it's like wtf can we do? grin and bear it lor... :- ( at least until the next general elections come along...wooohoo...

: -- )

Trashed said...

Alamak. We have had General Elections every 5 yrs (or so) but the world of the average Malaysian getting turned every which way by politicians, ulamaks, local councils, policemen, history books, apa-apa lah.

The past 20 or so years has seen social, educational, legal, business and religious re-wiring of Malaysia.

Now, there is no transparency nor accountability in gamen. My tax Ringgit is being wasted - what can I do about it ?

BabyBear said...

I wish the silent majority would speak up. As it is, they're minding their own business, thinking 'what's the point? complain also no use, we'll still be getting the same shit every day.' If they speak up, maybe it'll make a difference. Well, maybe....

On another note, someone pointed out to me that Hang Tuah & Hang Jebat stories are not featured in school books any more. Is that true? And if so, any one knows why?

;-- )

Cuddly Family said...

PT, missing ur brand of social humour :)

Anonymous said...

our goman biasala....always malaysia boleh.....apanya yang tak boleh tak tau!!!! they will sibuk with stuff that has nothing to do with them...whereas benda yg sepatut nya buat...tak buat buat!
like the joke about the bayyii and the lembu......policeman caught this bayyii "humping" his lembu and wanted to arrest the bayyii....the bayyii says.....saya takdak bikin salah....itu lembu saya punya....bukan goman punya....saya punya suka la mau bikin apa sama itu lembu......goman apa susah????!!!!oops...now this is gonna get me into loads of trouble....anyways....that's the sentiment!!

jogoya said...

Dr M should blog :P
I wonder what he still can do as he is no longer powerful (or is he? hmm..).