Monday, June 25, 2007
Why then the Speaker? He faulted big time in both sessions of Parliament. The first was when Opposition MP Ms Fong Po Kuan, maligned by two MP monkees, sought redress from him, he brushed her off with the omnipotent excuse that she should have brought it up that very day. This first time we forgave him on grounds that probably he is grudingly moving into senility. We expected that he becomes wiser after that. Then the other day , when possible candidate for the chambers, Datuk Seri Nazri turned abusive the good speaker was told to sanction him....he again came up with a gem! "This language is common, it happens all the time." Tan Sri, this happens because you allow it to happen. So if murder and rape is rampant in Malaysia, its OK by YOU because it is all happening all the time. It is then, no wonder our National Circus, off Jalan Parliament is infested with strange critters, when you have this type of Speaker as the Ring Master.
Members of Parliament are working on some Code of Conduct. Don't waste your time. It will be a dog and pony affair. Formulate it, but keep it until somebody is retired off. That way nobody foreign will label us bodoh again. It is getting into the national psyche already....you hear nothing but bodoh, bodoh, bodoh in the circus arena. Ring Master, after serving time in the Chambers, bring out the elephants. (Note: Duration of stay in chamber will depend on who is next nominated....so you get out faster if more of your gang act bodoh.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
A phone called derailed my train of thoughts. The caller reminded me of our date at 8pm in Dataran Merdeka. It was a candlelight vigil for Revathi, who is under re-education. She is thus separated from her husband Suresh and their child is with her parents. A family torn asunder because of religion. It had rained at about 7.30pm. At 8.00pm Joe Xavier, Toney Yew and I and some 300 Malaysians gathered, lit their candles and prayed on their own. There were no organised speeches, no singing.....Malays, Chinese, Indians, Sikhs, Eurasians, Kadazans....all quietly bonding. I met up with many friends but was especially happy to meet up with former colleague Datuk A Vaithilingam, President, Malaysian Hindu Sangam. If you want a faultless definition of a gentleman, that's Vaithi. The police were around. They ensured that the crowd did not spill into the road for their safety. When the clock struck 9.00pm all quietly dispersed, some thanking the police for their presence and assistance. I got back a little of the faith in Malaysians that I thought I had lost in the afternoon. Allow me to leave this prayer for your contemplation and sustenance:
PRAYER OF FRANCIS OF
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
These are all trappings to give the illusion that they are God's chosen. I am made to understand they were APPOINTED by their Sultans and not ANNOINTED by God.
Tuan Syed stood by Sharifah Amani because he is "very happy to see her commitment to her profession. There is a lot of honesty and integrity in her work."
Tuan Syed went on to say: "I am proud of my daughters. I count myself as very lucky to have them. They grew up as sensible people. My children are a gift from God."
Tuan Syed your daughters will go on to me models to their children because you and your wife have nurtured them well with positive values. You said you dont mind boys. If you had them, you too will be proud of them because of who you are.
Sharifah Amani puts it succinctly: He is a guy's guy...a cool guy....both my parents are witty, open-minded and sensible. They are our gatekeepers." (Let me add, GOOD GATEKEEPERS as we have some who steal land from the poor to build a mansion without approval!)
FATHER OF THE YEAR 2007.
He never asks
He never takes
He cares, protects, loves, provides and nurtures
HE IS DAD.
To all who will be fathers for the first time before this day is over. Happy Fathers Day. Bring up your children the Syed Zainal Rashid's way.
To all imams who are fathers, Happy Fathers Day too...but do smell the coffee....make time for that will ya?
TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO ARE FATHERS, go get yourself the amber-colored chilled one.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
ONE DOWN BUT ONE ALLOWED TO STAND AS TESTIMONY THAT GOD'S HOUSE IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS AN ILL-GOTTEN MANSION.
LET'S TAKE SOME TIME TO REFLECT ON OUR RUKUNEGARA.
The pledge of the Rukunegara is as follows:
“Our Nation, Malaysia is dedicated to: Achieving a greater unity for all her people; maintaining a democratic way of life; creating a just society in which the wealth of the nation shall be equitably distributed; ensuring a liberal approach to her rich and diverse cultural tradition, and building a progressive society which shall be oriented to modern science and technology.
We, the people of
• Belief in God
• Loyalty to King and Country
• Upholding the Constitution
• Sovereignty of the Law, and
• Good Behaviour and Morality”
Saturday, June 9, 2007
(Pic courtesy of Mob's Crib)
SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.
WE ARE BEING BRANDED BOLEHLAND, BODOHLAND, BOCORLAND,
NOW WE ARE BRENDANED COPY-CAT LAND!
I refer to the report Samy pens poem for PM on Works Minister S Samy Vellu allegedly composing an original poem for Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on occasion of the latter’s wedding.
I would like to bring your readers’ attention to the fact that Samy Vellu has plagiarised this poem. Do you know where he plagiarised the poem from? I reproduce below the original poems from which Samy Vellu had employed a ‘cut and paste’ operation.
From This Day Forward
From this day forward,
You shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
And my arms will be your home
Blessing For A Marriage
by James Dillet Freeman
May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should
bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding
May you always need one another - not so much to fill your emptiness as to
help you to know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the
valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a
valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and
Now, below is Samy’s alleged poem:
‘From this day forward
You shall not walk alone.
Her heart will be your shelter,
And her arms will be your home.
A mountain needs a valley to be complete;
the valley does not make
the mountain less, but more;
and the valley is more a valley because
it has a mountain towering over it’
Really, how cheap can one get?
Friday, June 8, 2007
Today, into the Mexican Fart Chambers, I put Star's Wong Chun Wai...but it is his choice to empower the reporter cum photographer Elan Perumal, to replace him.
I have never been a Star reader until lately to protest against NST. I was beginning to enjoy reading Verapandian and Marina's Musings. However, today I might think of migrating again. Not that it will bring down their stocks, but like Marina said we think we are the silent majority because we beleive that.....not anymore though.
Today, STAR glorified the land-grabber, the obnoxious Datuk Zakaria Mat Deros, beloved of the Menteri Besar, and canonised his efforts for doing something for the environment. It is just like raping somebody and then donating a chastity belt to the victim. He was shown "tending" to plants in his garden. Star even reported that this character's love for nature has led him to want to plant a few hundred plants around his soon-to-be-ready house at Kampung Idaman. Is this the same palace that was built without authorisation?
See, HE COULD GET AWAY WITH IT! and the Star has the story.
Hantu perched on my shoulder whispered something cruel into my ears: Zorro, those plants came from the council nursery...some from his machais....few from Port Klang cronies.
Was he really tending to his garden with his wife (are those gardening attire?) or was it a Star's cheap PR promotion shot to fill the space? I just wonder. Everyday has its mysteries. The stunts some people pull to sell papers. Twinke (Star) whilst you can while the Sun gives you the ability to.
Question: Is the Star so impoverished news-wise that it has to choose so loosely?Tiew!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
PERDANA MENTERI MALAYSIA
PEJABAT PERDANA MENTERI, PUTRAJAYA
KENYATAAN MEDIA MENGENAI PENGUMUMAN MAJLIS AKAD NIKAH YAB PERDANA MENTERI
Dengan sukacitanya dimaklumkan bahawa YAB Perdana Menteri Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi akan melangsungkan majlis akad nikah dengan Jeanne Abdullah pada hari Sabtu 9 Jun 2007 bersamaan dengan 23 Jamadilawwal 1428 Hijrah.
Jeanne Abdullah dilahirkan di Kuala Lumpur pada 29 Julai 1953 dan merupakan anak sulung daripada empat orang adik-beradik. Beliau menerima pendidikan di Sekolah Menengah Assunta dan mempunyai pengalaman yang luas dalam bidang pentadbiran dan penghotelan setelah terlibat dalam pengurusan beberapa hotel terkemuka di Malaysia, termasuk Hotel Hilton Kuala Lumpur dan Hotel Pan Pacific. Jeanne juga pernah bertugas sebagai Pengelola kediaman rasmi Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Pengurus Kompleks Seri Perdana.
Jeanne mempunyai dua orang anak, Nadiah dan Nadene.
MR. PRIME MINISTER SIR, PLEASE ACCEPT MY HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR IMPENDING MARRIAGE TO MDM. JEAN ABDULLAH. WE WILL INVOKE GOD'S BOUNTIFUL BLESSINGS ON YOU AND OUR FIRST LADY.
LET'S ALL REJOICE WITH OUR PM AND HIS BRIDE-TO-BE. THIS BLOG WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY COMMENTS THAT WILL BE CONTRARY TO THE GLAD TIDINGS THAT THE FIRST COUPLE DESERVES.