Friday, September 30, 2011

MADAME DPP PLEASE STEP UP TO THE PLATE.

The Prime Minister’s authority over the conduct of the AG is defined under Article 125(3) of the constitution, to be read together with Article 145(6).

This simply means that when the PM is satisfied that the AG has breached any provision of the code of ethics or for any other reason, he can make a presentation to the Agong for the appointment a tribunal to adjudicate the conduct of the AG, and thereafter take the appropriate actions based on the findings and recommendations of the tribunal.

Any DPP for that matter, from a day-old officer to the most senior in the hierarchy, the solicitor-general included, has the power to prosecute the AG if he or she wants to, or by anyone among them who have the courage and the will.


Looks like if no male DPP has the moth-balls scrotal stamina to prosecute the AG we may have to rely on a lady DPP with enough cuntal courage to stand up and be counted to do the needful! Isn’t it time to end this comedy?

More HERE

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BTW, can the rakyat institute a class action?


AM I GETTING A WHIFF OF THE ACRID SMELL OF BUSINESS AS USUAL?

T’was just a passing visit to Penang on my way up north to get my early training as a Buffalo Whisperer. I have been thrilled no end on the positives of Penang under the Pakatan tenure thus far, its cleanliness and the general air of vibrancy! But this time, I came away disturbed. Here is why:

So from RM50 million that the MPPP will have to pay for the proposed convention centre, it has now become just RM11.5 million, which we are told is a “minute sum” for RM300 million worth of facilities.

If this sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And very ‘creative’ too. We are now told the council will save RM25 million in upgrading Pisa and the Aquatics Centre and it will also receive RM13.5 million from the sale of the hotel land. Thus the MPPP would only have to stump up RM11.5 million instead of RM50 million.

…… the appetizer HERE

State government and senior MPPP officials faced a barrage of questions over the Spice convention centre during a press conference on Tuesday.

the whole meal HERE

Dessert HERE

You never go wrong with Penang food but somehow this time…….

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WHAT NEXT HUH?

AS TUKAR TUIB WOULD SAY

KAKAKAKA

AS PATRICK TEOH WOULD SAY

NIAMAH

AND AS I WOULD SAY

LAN OH NEVER MIND!

WHY?

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SOME SOLDIERS FADE AWAY, BUT NOT THESE SAILORS!

Commander (Rtd) S Thayaparan released a few salvos against Arned Forces Chief General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin who condemned some army officers for revealing postal vote fraud during general and by elections.

The edited version I am told appeared in the Sun in its Speak Up column. I produce here the unedited version:


Illegitimi Non Carborudam

The recent press conference by Armed Forces Chief General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin on the alleged electoral fraud committed by certain members of the armed forces was the topic of conversation in all the Hari Raya open houses of former and current army personnel I visited. It was noted that the press conference if anything further dented the credibility of the armed forces and there was sense of disappointment at how these allegations was handled by the top brass of the military. Furthermore, the tone in which the general chose to chide those who made the allegations was thought of as highly inappropriate especially of those who had served their country and in the minds of many continue to do so.

Whenever serious charges such as these are made, it is incumbent on the Minister of Defense to make a statement. It’s is highly ironic that these service chiefs were lined up like recalcitrant school boys to face these allegations that effects the credibility of the ruling coalition only to create the perception that they (the military) who are supposedly apolitical were acting as advocates for the political parties that form the government.

General Zulkifeli made a rather emotional pronouncement that the armed force was both professional and apolitical. Then why was his speech laden with partisan political innuendoes? Why is it, then that the first thought that entered the General’s mind when reading the reports in the media was that ‘certain elements” were trying to “attack” the credibility of the armed forces? The general went so far as to cite the fiasco of the Registration Department granting citizenship in 4 hours, allegations that has since proved to be credible.

Instead of attacking those who made these allegations and ominously hinting that said allegations were part of a conspiracy by “certain elements”, the professional thing to do, is to initiate a through investiagon into the matter. As a former naval prosecutor/advocate, I am well aware of the malfeasance that occurs in the military as it does in society in general. Is the general saying that he knows beyond a reasonable doubt that these allegations are fabrications?

What the public deserves and should demand is a thorough investigation into these allegations. What is not needed are lectures on the viability of being elected into office as expressed by the general during this press conference. Again, if the military is truly apolitical that why did the general feel the need to lecture opposition political parties on the nature of public trust?

As a former serviceman I was appalled to hear the general equate the actions of these men as acts of betrayal. Firstly, there has been no investigation into the matter, so it would only be a betrayal if these allegations were proven to be false. Secondly, if these allegations were proven to be true, than these men who are in effect whistleblowers were merely continuing their loyalty to the service and the country. The general’s comments create the impression that these men are persecuted merely because they chose to make their statements at a press conference of a legimate polical party.

If the armed forces is truly apolitical, what is the logical implication when a serving General chooses to characterize the men and the political party who made these allegations as treacherous (without any investigation) when the latter may very well administer the country some day?

One troubling question that seemed to bother most of the armed forces people I spoke to was the deafening silence of the officers who served with the men who made these allegations against them. These officers should have stepped up and set the record straight, whatever that record may be. Instead we get a wall of silence and political parties are left to expose any possible wrongdoing in military matters. Very troubling indeed.

And finally to the question of loyalty. The problem of the armed forces being used for propagandistic purposes is endemic all over the world. The fact is that we in the armed forces accepted the coin of the realm and thus like any other job accept certain responsibilities. We receive many benefits that non military members of the public don’t receive merely because of the often times dangerous nature of our occupation. This is not a sacrifice. A sacrifice is something which is done without thought of reward or benefit. This does not elevate us above the ordinary citizen especially since non military professions like teachers, doctors and social workers for example are as equally important to the safety and general well being of the nation.

General’s Zulkifeli rather plaintive admonishment of ‘how can we be loyal to you if you’re disloyal to us” is unacceptable. Members of the public don’t owe any loyalty to the military beyond that of acknowledging their contribution to the country. This same recognition is warranted for the civil service as well. The public should be loyal to the country and the principles it stands for. The military should be the embodiment of these principles. By making such unwarranted allegations the General has done much damage to the credibility of the armed forces. In essence what the press conference did was create the impression that the armed forces was merely an extension of the ruling political parties and that any who choose to expose the (possible) wrongdoings in the service are treacherous or disloyal.

Commander (Rtd) S. Thayaparan

Royal Malaysian Navy

General Zulkifeli’s and the other service chiefs’ apparent ignorance of the comments made by the late Laksmana Madya Tan Sri Mohammad Shariff Ishak (ABOVE) which was quoted in Bernama as follows amalan atau sistem undi pos kini tidak relevan berdasarkan keadaan keselamatan di negara ini kerana ia boleh disalah gunakan oleh orang-orang tertentu.

"Keadaan negara kini sudah tidak memerlukan undi pos kerana askar kini sudah tidak ditempatkan di kawasan terpencil dan sekiranya mereka ditugaskan di udara atau laut, mereka boleh dibawa ke pengkalan semasa hari pengundian dilakukan.”
demonstrates an egregious lack of professionalism and carries with it the insidious taint of establishment political spin.

Furthermore Commander Thaya was one of the retired military personal who attended a talk given by the late Admiral Mohammad Shariff Ishak, in Kuala Lumpur, where he raised concerns that the armed forces electoral system was being manipulated by interested parties. Anyone who attended the talks which he held in various towns, will then remember the vitriol he directed towards these ‘interested parties’.

So a further question to the current serving Chief of Defense Forces and Service Chiefs, is the late Admiral “treacherous and disloyal” to the country bearing in mind his service during the communist insurgency and the Indonesian Confrontation?

There is personal connection here. The current Chief of Navy one of the Service Chiefs present at the press conference had served under the late Admiral Mohammed Shariff Ishak.

Lastly, I don’t find the pleadings of ignorance by the Chief of Defense Forces and the various Service Chiefs credible since at the time the late Admiral was making these statements, they were of sufficient rank to notice the dissatisfaction emanating for current and retired military personal regarding the electoral process within the military which was vulnerable to manipulation.

I chanced upon more quotes from the late Admiral HERE:
Dalam satu forum anjuran Pertubuhan Kebajikan Budi Malaysia (Budi), Laksamana Madya (B) Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) Tan Sri Mohamad Shariff Ishak pula menegaskan amalan atau sistem undi pos kini tidak relevan berdasarkan keadaan keselamatan di negara ini kerana ia boleh disalah gunakan oleh orang-orang tertentu.
Menurut beliau: "Keadaan negara kini sudah tidak memerlukan undi pos kerana askar kini sudah tidak ditempatkan di kawasan terpencil dan sekiranya mereka ditugaskan di udara atau laut, mereka boleh dibawa ke pengkalan semasa hari pengundian dilakukan. Pada hemat saya, mereka ini tentulah lebih memahami persekitaran kerja mereka untuk mengatakan sistem undi pos tentera itu boleh diperbaiki atau tidak.

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Tomorrow evening, retired military and police officers are celebrating Hari Raya at the Heritage Club, Hotel Royal Chulan.

The above could be good topics to leisurely sip and masticate over?

Monday, September 26, 2011

I TAIPING LANG BUT WILL SUPPORT IF……..

PATRICK, I book one on condition that all those featured, if still about, can promise that they will take back PERAK for us PERAKIANS! Deal?

WILL YOU MAKE THIS EFFORT, SABAHANS & SARAWAKIANS?

PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE.

I LIKE!

Cycling with the Enemy…..

CANNOT MEH....FREE COUNTRY WHAT!


Cycling with the Opposition….

NOTHING WRONG MAH!

Cycling for a good cause……

MAYBE….depends on sublimal undertones, like why only Chinese schools?

Cycling for UNITY……

YES, YES, YES.

That’s how I want to see in Parliament…..not the endless bitching with us caught in between.

SO, CARRY ON CYCLING FOR UNITY!


WE NO UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU SAYING

Reminiscing his 18 years living in Kuala Lumpur, Abdul Rahman Dhalan, a Bajau, decided in 2008 to uproot his family of five and return for good to his home state.

“If you’re not careful, you’d become a silo, (that is), you would only interact with certain people or groups. And if you were not good with the Peninsular Malaysian dialect, that could be a stumbling block. I had the same problem. They couldn’t understand what I was saying, and I had to change the way I talked,” says Rahman, secretary-general of Sabah Barisan Nasional. HERE

Kota Belud MP Abdul Rahman Dahlan had tweeted that the video, that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Comission's (MCMC) last week instructed broadcasters not to air, was “full of subliminal messages. (It contains) anti-establishment undertones just below the threshold of consciousness of the viewers.” “(It's) subject matter is fine but it is heavy with opposition undertones,” he added in another tweet.

TODAY, WE STILL CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HE IS SAYING!


ANY SUBLIMAL UNDERTONES HERE…..LIVING IN A SILO DOES BRING ABOUT DISORIENTATION!

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DON'T REPLAY....GO TO NEXT VIDEO....

WE ADVISED THE SCHOOL GIRLS TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY IN CASE SOME PEOPLE GET IDEAS.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

BE COOL EVEN IF YOU START A FIGHT.

One year, CSL decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a
Birthday gift.
The next year, he didn't buy her a gift.
When she asked me why, he replied,
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"
And that's how the fight started.....and he had to move into a BP Hotel.

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Shammy and his wife were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire in bed.
He turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?'
'No,' she answered. He then said,
'Is that your final answer?'
She didn't even look at him this time, simply saying, 'Yes..'
So he said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend Umee."
And that's how the fight started...

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A Cabinet Minister took his wife to a restaurant.
The waiter, for some reason, took his order first.
"I'll have the rump steak, BLUE, not rare, please."
He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"

“Nah, she can order for herself.”

And that's how the fight started.....and she is getting help from UMNO fixer-lawyer, Shaft Abdullah.

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Ibby and his wife were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she
kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table.
Ibby asked her, "Do you know him?"
"Yes", she sighed,
"He's my old boyfriend... . I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since."

My God” Ibby said, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”

If that did not start a fight, she must be as dumb as Ibrahim Ali!

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When Jabu’s lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow he always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the car, making tuak…. something more important to him besides his CM. Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point.
When he arrived home one day, he found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. He watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. He was gone only a minute, and when he came out again he handed her a toothbrush and said, "When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway."
And that's how the fight started...and he could share this experience with NRC11, Jib’s fan club.

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Saturday morning Bung got up early, quietly dressed, and slipped quietly into the garage, loaded his golf gear and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so he pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day. He went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipping back into bed...… cuddled up to his wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."
His young wife replied, “And can you believe my stupid husband is out golfing in that weather”

And that's how the fight started...but be positive….Datuk T(rio) may have that tape.

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THE OTHER FOOT TOO MEMFLOM

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His ladyship was hinting about what she wanted for their upcoming anniversary.
She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds."
His lordship bought her a bathroom scale.
And that's how the fight started from the bathroom and into the FLOM office complex.

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After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security.
The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's ID to verify my age.
I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home.
I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.
The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.
So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.
She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application. .
When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office...
She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.'
But no fight ensued because it was a brilliant idea! Gotcha!

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His wife was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror.
She was not happy with what she saw and said to me, "I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.'
I replied, “Your eyesight’s damn near 2020 luv.”

And that's how the fight started..... .and he was forced to burn his cross-border matrimonial go-ahead certificate.

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FIGHT IS GOOD, KEEPS US SUPPLE.

BUT LIKE OUR LEADER

YOU GOTTA BE COOL, YAH?

WHERE GOT COOL LIKE THAT?


THESE "CONFORM" SERIES ARE MOB1900 CREATIONS.

Among the reforms Najib announced on Malaysia Day included amendments to the Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA) that has been seen as the biggest obstacle to media freedom in the country.

"Realising the reality that Malaysia has changed, feeling the pulse, apprehension and aspirations of the rakyat who want a Malaysia that has a more open and dynamic democracy, where opinions, ideas and concerns are given more attention.

"(We must do so to) stand on par with other democratic systems in the world, based on the universal philosophy of from the people, by the people, for the people. The government, under Section 3 Article 150 of the federal constitution, will table to both parliamentary bodies a motion so that all three proclamations of emergency are lifted," said Najib. On Malaysia Day on Sept 16, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak claimed that he would repeal the draconian Internal Security Act to make Malaysia the best democracy in the world.

WHERE GOT COOL WHEN THIS LAMPAH-BIN OF MCMC BANS THE UNDILAH VIDEO AND NTV7 “I WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL” SERIES.

A reader taxed me that this Rais dick should be in the fart chamber. Cannot lah, I am against cruelty to ANIMALS! Maybe, I will change my mind after recalling that recently he asked for RM100million to set up a Seni Budaya in Jelebu. The EU “deliberated” read stalling. After Raya, it is believed that MOF approved only RM5million. Is Rais striking back at the numero uno….is he now on M3 court?

Anyway, an IMPLOSION is impending. When it happens, we can gather the seeds, dry them and fry them as kua chee and sell cheap…..that would be cool, yes?

Friday, September 23, 2011

BEING A DICKHEAD IS COOL

HOW MUCH COOLER CAN YOU GET?

I gathered that some FEEL GOOD radio stations scored a cool scoop! Sounds like the Sibu call: You help me, I help you.

You won’t get my favorite BFM going into such frivolities. They rather bring you THE Branding Guru Jack Trout who said that only countries with poor image and in deep distress uses PR companies to do damage control.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

REMEMBERING ADELE KOH AND JEAN PERIERA SINNAPPA

Yesterday in their Reliving 40 Years series, the STAR featured two ladies I knew as friends.

I met Adele at one Press Ball. We used to have lots of Balls those days like the Ad Agency Balls. Every organization held one ball or another annually. However, when we questioned why nobody held the government’s Ball, a furor ensued and we never had anymore Balls and henceforth only Annual Dinners…..no more holding any Balls. Period. I digress….

Adele, when we reminisced, reminded me that she boarded with Mum when she had a brief stay in Taiping. I was training to be a teacher in Penang then. I remember Adele for many things, some told to me by her journalists’ colleagues. But we all agreed on one thing…..her legs were meant only for mini-skirts which was the rage then and dang, she did carry those minis so well. All typewriters stopped clacking when Adele entered the Press Desk. She had straight, healthy jet-black hair which was in vogue then. In 1975 she moved to South Australia as a political staffer and later became the wife of the 35th Premier of South Australia, Don Dunstan. "She has the high cheekbones of her Asian forebears," wrote one, "and she walks with the in-born grace of the East." The fact that she was from Penang added to her exotic status. If you thought she was a bimbo, how wrong you are. She chided the Australian Press:

"The trouble is that the Australian press is still infantile," she said. "It does not know how to control its bowels. Only one paper has to get on to a good story and we get several cases of verbal and pictorial diarrhea, all trying to go one better."

If cancer of the lungs did not end this young firebrand’s life can you imagine what she would today say about our Main Stream Media! Maybe much worse things! No?

JEAN PEREIRA SINNAPPA and I were colleagues at Sek. Sultan Abdul Samad, PJ. I did not know Jean was the wife of my regular oasis (read watering hole) buddy until a school teachers’ get-together. From thence our friendship gelled although she taught in the afternoon session. When I was the President of the Staff Council, Jean was an able secretary. Being a former beauty queen Miss Negri Sembilan of 1971 as well as Miss Selangor and Miss Malaysia runner-up, she was a celebrity of sorts but remained her usual charming and unassuming self as a teacher. According to her, Sinnappa always chided her whenever she went for her regular Saturday visit to her hairdresser. She confided that Sinnappa told her that she was always beautiful to him and it was not necessary for those Saturday visits. One New Year Eve she called me to tell me this: “This morning, Sinnappa told me to go make myself the most beautiful lady for him tonight.” We lost Sinnappa in the early hours of the New Year in an accident. Jean was flung out of the car but survived with minor injuries.

On 7 April, 1979 I was in school waiting for my Selangor Under 18 football team to assemble. Aklis the clerk rushed up to me and told me that Jean was murdered. At her funeral I requested to be one of her pall bearers. I do not want to go into the murder trial and want to remember her as she was always – graceful, gracious and gorgeous.

Weeks later when I was a guest of DJ Constance Haslam at the Radio Malaysia studio I asked Connie to play this song:


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CAN'T FIGHT 'EM, CHARGE 'EM read CAN PIGS CLIMB TREES?

Mohamad, widely known as Mat Sabu, faces a charge under Section 505 of the Penal Code for making a statement liable to lead to public mischief.

MISCHIEF OR FOWL FOUL PLAY?

A leaked US Embassy cable carries an explosive charge against former Election Commission (EC) chief Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman - that he admitted to personally granting citizenship and Malaysian identity cards to over 60,000 foreign migrant workers (predominantly Muslims from Indonesia and Mindanao in the Philippines) in Sabah, in exchange for their votes in state assembly elections to help Umno assume political control over Sabah.

During that decade, Umno granted citizenship and Malaysian identity cards to over 600,000 foreign migrant workers in Sabah. This is attributed to Mahathir’s PROJECT IC.

Mischief or TREASON?

In 2007, then EC Chairman
Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said that "there is only one regime in this country that is capable of running (the country)."

He let slip today his views on which 'regime' he regards as being capable of running the country, and said those who disagree with him do not realise the 'critical' situation the country is in.

If this is not mischievous, then pigs can climb trees.

Abdul Rashid went on to say that he was on the same wavelength as his friend, senior Umno leader Sanusi Junid, about what the country needs. “If we don't agree, then we are in trouble, because I run the elections," he boasted.

Not blatant mischief?

Wan Ahmad (CURRENT Deputy EC)added, "BN has never attacked or put down the EC. That is the difference between PAS, DAP, PKR and BN."

Critics of the EC say that BN has no reason to attack or put down the EC, as the EC is doing BN's work.

Mischief or otherwise?



SAKMONGKOLAK47 aka Datuk Ariff fumed: I wouldn’t want the Bangladeshi pump attendant to have the same voting rights as I do. How the elections commission can with impunity insult our intelligence by claiming the latest voters lists are meant for internal circulation is beyond any measure of decency!

Isn’t this capital mischief?

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ANIL HAS THE LATEST

HERE

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TAKING OVER SELANGOR? WEAPON? WASTE!

The first salvo is FIRED!

ALAM FLORA, will cease collecting Selangor waste on 15 October!

The Selangor State Government Exco is meeting this evening to address this potential chaos.

You do not need much guessing on who is behind this.

The Federal Government, read BN, has tried all means from religion to race to win back Selangor.

The people in Selangor were not easily cowed.

They stood their ground until now.

But it will be different now, you bet.

The Federal Government have resorted to playing with DIRT!

Their crony company will let your waste pile high.

HOW NOW SELANGOR?

CAUGHT FLAT-FOOTED?

ITS WAR YAH?

AND WARS ARE ALWAYS DIRTY, NO?

Monday, September 19, 2011

VERY CHOOOONNNNNN PETE!

TODAY PETE SAID

THIS

ON JUNE 28, 2008

I WAS WISHING FOR

THIS

Sunday, September 18, 2011

YOU ARE THE BOSS! JUST DO IT!


IF YOU REFUSE

TO VOTE,

THE RECENTLY

LEGALISED

IMMIGRANT

WORKERS

WILL

VOTE!

NO?

READ LAH

HERE

Saturday, September 17, 2011

THE BOARD SAYS: "NOT YET!"

I have presented appeals to the Board that requests were made to release the two Professors being farted on in the Chamber. The Board says “NOT YET” and requested that I give them each a copy (below) to reflect on and thereafter make a dissertation of not less than 300 words on each quotation. I was directed that UMNO Putera Azeez should be spared this exercise as his PHD is still questionable.

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
Anatole France

God cannot alter the past, though historians can.
Samuel Butler

Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
H. L. Mencken

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
George Santayana

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
Ted Koppel

History is an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers, mostly knaves, and soldiers, mostly fools.
Ambrose Bierce

History is more or less bunk.
Henry Ford
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
Konrad Adenauer

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Napoleon Bonaparte

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
Dan Quayle

The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
A. Whitney Brown

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
Mark Twain

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
Plato

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Karl Marx

The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
George Orwell

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
George Bernard Shaw

There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.
Harry S. Truman

Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.
Arthur Schopenhauer

People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

History is mostly guessing; the rest is prejudice.
Will Durant

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I was also directed to provide LINKS to the authors should our chamber-mates need further elaboration or elucidation. This we have done dutifully.