Thursday, March 31, 2011

"SOMEONE FOR ALL"

In his recent autobiography the late Rev. Brother Michael Jacques reminisced: "I have never lost the spirit of always being a Sarawakian and am proud of it. No matter how long I have been away, my roots are in Kuching where I came from," giving a subtle signal as to why the autobiography was titledThe Man from Borneo”.



Jacques was always proud of his French-British-Hakka ancestry. He speaks at length of his mother, Chin Jin Khoi, who was married to a labourer and opium addict, Soon Huat. It was not a happy union and so Chin married William Harry Jacques, a teacher at the Chung Hwa school.

In his teaching career spanning 48 years, Michael Jacques, served twice as Brother-Visitor in the La Salle provincialate of Malaysia-Singapore-Hongkong. He was also the first Asian elected to the post of Assistant Superior General of the LaSallian Christian Brothers headquartered in Rome. He was recently conferred a Datukship by the Penang State Government.

His teaching career took him from his idyllic hometown in Kuching to Penang, Ipoh, Malacca, Singapore, Bangkok, Colombo, Hongkong, London and Rome.

Strikingly, in the last leaf of his 390-page epistle, this educationist seems to have prophesised his absence at the launch, penning in Latin:"Dum spiro spero" (While I breathe, I hope)....incidently the motto of the illustrious fighting band called theSarawak Rangers....or the Iban equivalent: Agip Idup, Agip Ngelaban.*

And as if intended as an epilogue to his Latin musings, the last three lines of his memoir read: "We should never despair while we still have life. I shall have to make the best of it. My watchword is to live as authentic a life as possible, for the relatively short time remaining to me."

*The motto of the Ranger Regiment is Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban. A direct translation, word for word from Iban to English is "Still Alive, Still Fight." In spirit the motto means "Fight to the Death." It is conjectured that the motto was derived from Brooke family's Latin motto, Dum Spiro Spero which means "While I Breathe, I Hope." In this light, Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban could mean "While I Breathe, I fight." Dum Spiro Spero was the state motto for the Kingdom of Sarawak. In the other, according to the Journal of 1st Ranger Regiment, the motto Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban was derived from "Whilst There Is Life, There Is Fight", also noted as Brooke's family motto. The Royal Ranger Regiment is the only corps of the Malaysian Armed Forces using this motto in the Iban language.

Bro Michael Jacques, former Bro Theoderat Michael, was my superior. We did not get along well but I always respected this great pedagogue from a distance. Most times it always is better this way. Farewell Brother Visitor.

La Salle director for Malaysia, Brother Anthony Rogers, incidentally an Ops Lalang detainee, in his citation during the launch of “The Man from Borneo”, said it all about Jacques in just three words: "Someone for all".

(bits and pieces from here and there)

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As a mark of respect

this blog will be silent

for a day.

Wake will be at the La Salle Hall, Jalan 5/15B, off Jalan Gasing from noon tomorrow. Funeral Mass is on 2 April at 10.00am at St Francis Xavier Church.

DANG! DOWNLOADING PORN ON COMPANY TIME?


Story

HERE


Recap

HERE

My psychology guru

called such an activity

“sublimating conflicts”!

TBH’s spirit seems

restless this Chin Ming!

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In the private sector

Ashraf would have been terminated, not for porno,

but for using company time!

In the public sector he would be exonerated

like the Datuks Troika*

*more appropriate than bland TRIO.

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Footnote:

The Commissioners at this RCI

are definitely more adept

than those kayus at the

Lingam RCI yah?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

PROVE US WRONG TONY F.

Between gulps of Paulaner black ale, sips of Single M and bites of white sausages at Mega Mall’s BROTZEIT, the conversation shifted into high gear when I moved our conversation into the Sarawak elections. Final score: BN 2 Pakatan 2. Extra time was declared. It was still 2-2 and we ruled out penalty shoot-out.

“The final outcome will depend on Tony Fernendes,” I volunteered. “He can bring about the WOW Factor.”

“How come?” my drinking buddies chorused.

I gave them a gist of the Lorraine Hann/Tony Fernendes recent interview in which he intimated that he thrived on challenges….challenges to prove people wrong. Thousands of Sarawakians work in West Malaysia. If only Tony could give them free flights the score would be an overwhelming win for Pakatan.

We all agreed that Tony might be pro-BN and he does not give free flights for altruistic reasons.

Here is a challenge Tony F.

Prove US wrong.








CAN HAPPEN YAH?




After reading THIS

stinky said...

Apart from the leachate, vermin and nasty smell, Ms Tan is in serious danger every time she lights her gas cooker as, even though she has cleared the garbage right next to her house, she is still nonetheless sitting on a landfill and that means lots of explosive methane.
One wonders if it's going to have to take a catastrophe, like this housing area exploding, before any of the 'elected' representatives start taking responsibility.

Can the house owners sue the department of environment, land office etc for conning them? Whoever gave permission to build should be sacked and then imprisoned.

It's time we all started to make these faceless people accountable.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

GO HOME TO RECLAIM YOUR LAND.

Sarawak4Change pleads:

Attention all Sarawakians working in West Malaysia : Start booking your flight tickets now to come home to give our Paramount thief minister Taib Mahmud a permanent retirement and farewell.

I have checked with Airasia and the fare for Apr 14 and 15 is about RM68.00 and going back fare on Apr 17 or 18 is about RM103.00 . Inclusive of tax it should cost you around RM200.00

It is very crucial that as many Sarawakians who are eligible to vote in Sarawak should come home to vote for change and a new government.

I trust pro Pakatan NGOs based in West Malaysia will assist in the travel arrangements of Sarawakians wishing to come home to vote. Please publish or upload here your telephone contacts HERE.


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Agi Idup

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GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER, PLEASE.

WHAT’S ALL THESE

THAT ARE HAPPENING?

HERE



Here we are urging SARAWAKIANS to unite to overthrow the BN and you both are undermining our efforts.

Wasn’t it Peter Drucker the Leadership and Management Guru who said “Leaders shouldn’t attach moral significance to their ideas; Do that and you can’t compromise.”

Let’s all learn the wisdom of compromising.

It sure is better to BEND

than to BREAK!

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A BARISAN RAKYAK BLOGGER CONTRIBUTION



Monday, March 28, 2011

HOW LOW CAN YOU GET?

The WHISTLER flung this question at me over a kosher brunch?

“Why ask me, ask your friend the Police Inspector General?” I SNAPped.

“I DID!” as he swigged deeply from his ever-present hip flask. The Double Black was fragrantly overpowering.

“So?” as I reached out for his flask that swiftly went back into his hip pocket. That’s the Whistler….he never shares SOME good “stuff” …..never… on a Sunday.

Taking a discrete sip, he whistled Limbo Rock!

“Like in how low can you go” I volunteered.

“Exquisite BK, today you are sharper than your normal blunt self. Here have a sip. That was what the head cop said,” as W got up to leave, leaving me to pick up the tab. That Scrooge!

Sorry to leave you guys with this….but that’s what he left me with! So who is the snake charmer? Anyone?

Stop Press:

Why is Azmin’s house surrounded by cops?

Mata mata look for snake charmer?

A CLUE?

HERE



A

CONTRIBUTION

Sunday, March 27, 2011

YES, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Over 50 years of independence

But are we FREE

Why are we afraid of the TRUTH

Why are we afraid of CHANGE

Why are we AFRAID

Why are we being KEPT afraid

H0w long will we be SILENT

How long will we be IGNORANT

How long will we be THREATENED

More than 1.8million Malaysians of all races LEFT THE COUNTRY FOR GOOD.

Have we given up our FUTURE

Is ESCAPE the only way to go

When was the last time….

When was the last time you were ENRAGED by corruption

When was the last time you BRIBED a cop

Is INJUSTICE our problem

Is corruption our CULTURE

Does watching this make you uncomfortable

Do we need another SLOGAN

Malaysia boleh

Vision 2020

People First

Performance Now

1 Nation

1 People

1 Race

1 Malaysia

1 LIE!

Are we all just racists

Are we all just being turned into racists

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

FORWARD is the only way to go

Malaysians are you LISTENING

ARE YOU READY

A NEW ERA AWAITS

Let’s make our VOICES heard

Let’s make our PRESENCE felt

WE are the FUTURE

We are the NEW MALAYSIA

WE ARE MALAYSIA 2.0

(thanks peter)

A

CONTRIBUTION

Saturday, March 26, 2011

I SMELL IT....DO YOU?


Yes, I am getting the whiff of it….

Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Egypt


The rats went into their sewers

To release their mongrels


The people bared their fangs

Some mangy pups peed in their pants.


Anwar launched his DNA

Datuk Najib Altantuya, yeh, yeh,yeh!


Can screen porno

Ceramah, no, no, no!


Keep your RCI,

We have OUR RCI!


RAKYAT’S COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

UMNO’S RCI, proven squeaky.


ANWAR and Pakatan beh toh*

Sarawak will show!

*cannot fall in Hokkien.

WORTH A READ

THE HECTORING OF ANWAR

Thursday, March 24, 2011

MARTIN SAYS IT BETTER THAN I EVER COULD.

“They would demonise him as a loyal friend of the Zionists, denigrate him as a spy for the US, defame him as a CIA agent, disparage him as a political chameleon and denounce him as a traitor.

They would deploy anyone to demolish him, whether they be in Umno, Apco or a bozo in the police, AG’s Chambers and especially the judiciary, people who would dance to their tune at the drop of a hat.

They would get deserters, detractors and disgruntled leaders of his party and within the coalition to discredit him with their stale and silly expos√© and to derail the process of change that the PR wants to bring about.”

Read the rest HERE


CUT THEM UP FOR MANKIND.

I AGREE WITH

KEE THUAN CHYE

HERE


BUT

Lets not waste public

funds on Kangaroos

and Royal C I!

INSTEAD

Go for

SCIENTIFIC

RESEARCH

to benefit

MANKIND.

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FOOTNOTE:

A COMMENT IN MALAYSIAKINI READS

"Remember the Hong Kong actor's case where his own private collection of sex clips were uploaded to the Internet by another man. They prosecuted the guy who uploaded them. But in Malaysia, the victim has to bear the consequences."

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WILL SARAWAKIANS BE DUPED?

What is planned

to happen.

HERE


How can Pakatan

prevent this from

happening?

Whilst many of us may be distracted by SNAP I would urge Christians in Sarawak to continue pressuring your pastors and priests to speak from the heart and FROM the PULPIT. 308 demonstrated the power of the pulpit. We are too familiar with how BN will play the Bible bit. They will be relentless in not giving in to pressure but can also turn magnanimous just before the election and “free” your bibles. Bet you if this happens, some Christians will be in euphoric fits whilst BN gives that knowing wink. Brethren, don’t be in high heaven too soon. Don’t be fooled again! Watch Jalal! How many times are you going to be DUPED?

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SNAP has too long been in the doldrums. Baring aside this sudden resurgence plus an infusion of funds, perceptions are having a field day. Knee-jerk reactions invariably surface and experts freely give their 2cents. This thought occurred to me amidst all these. No way can SNAP and PKR be bed-mates after this tussle over seats. It is too late to form any pacts now. But when this is over, maybe SNAP could forge some new relationship. SNAP would latch on to a party that has proved itself in 2006 and 2010, DAP that is. The elusive goal in Sarawak is the native votes. This coming together would dispel the stigma that DAP is a race-based party. Just a thought….maybe worth another round of thinking, yah?

AS JOHNNY THE "ONG" CARTOONIST SEES IT...

WHAT ONE T SAID TO ANOTHER T.

TnT stuff HERE

ON DATUK Tiny.

*Ejen Nora said...

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* To be honest, I couldn’t care less if my area’s Yang Berhormat has sex with transvestites, women, men but excepting animals and children.

I care more that he does his duty honestly, that he doesn’t take kickbacks and that he is qualified for the job.

This whole farce of “selective” morality is a waste of time, really.

Why is prostitution more immoral than taking bribes?

Or denuding rainforests?

Or enriching your nearest family and sycophants?

We are a nation that embraces hypocrisy and to be frank, I’m tired of it.

Sex is a cheap smear tactic and using it means that you haven’t much else in your reputation-destroying arsenal.

March 23, 2011 8:47 AM

Monday, March 21, 2011

DATO TELOK REVEALED.....

Hantu III decided to come

out of retirement with a

contribution and appended

this note: allegedly BN’s

top OKT (ore kwee tau) PIMP

(in hokkien). Admittedly bestowed Datukship for his procuring expertise. Send him

into your Fart Room!

Dang! I will not desecrate my FR

with sludge! Fart is bad enough,

yah?

EARTHWORMS UNEARTHED!

EARTHWORMS UNCANNED!

HERE.

WILL EC BE HONEST?

WILL ELECTION COMMISSION PUBLICISE

ELECTORAL ROLL OF SARAWAKIANS RESIDING IN

WEST MALAYSIA?

HAS BERSIH 02 TAKEN STEPS TO ENSURE

THAT SARAWAKIANS UNABLE TO GO HOME

TO THEIR CONSTITUENCIES ARE ACCORDED

THEIR VOTING RIGHTS?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

COWARDLY SILENCE!

BLOGGER GERONIMO

SEEKS ANSWERS FROM THESE CHRISTIAN CABINET

MEMBERS!

HERE

DEAFENING THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.

“He was oppressed,

and he was afflicted,

yet he opened not his mouth:

He is brought

as a lamb to slaughter,

and as a sheep

before the shearers is dumb,

so he openeth

not his mouth.”

Isaiah 53:7

DEAFENING INDEED

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

IN GEBENG.

HERE