27 December 2012

Keng Yaik Said, "Don't Bullshit The Rakyat...!"

At the opening of a conference after all the  pleasantries, Tun Dr Lim Keng Yaik  read a line which said that a programme his ministry had implemented had been received well by the rakyat. As soon as he finished the sentence, he blurted out the word "bullshit" which shocked the audience. 

He looked at senior ministry officials and asked "Who vetted this speech?" There was silence. He said, "I disagree; let's tell the truth and not put words into the rakyat's mouth."
                                          by S,Paul
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P/S: I believe the late Tun Dr.LKY was the only head of a party in BN who was not severely ridiculed by the rakyat. This speak volume of his calibre and integrity. He might have regretted chosen a successor who seem to have destroyed PGRM he built up over a long period of his stewardship.

Long Live The Fools...!

Can't agree much with the edited parts of this interesting article.
Edited from Tay Tian Yan's article.
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Many think of themselves as being smart. Few would want to be seen as fools. 

Everyone wants to act smart for the sake of power, interests and influences; no one would act foolish because you are bound to lose in real-world if you do. 

Smart people know not how to draw a line between personal gains and public welfare, while a fool knows the boundaries between what is public and what if private. 

P/S: Just because they think they are smart people, they think the world owe them all and they can just wallop anything they want. Fools are looked upon as their servants and be humiliated.

Smart people will not mind sacrificing their beliefs and public well-being for their own gains, while a fool cares only about the nation and community, often at the expanse of their personal interests. 

The problem is, this world was created by a bunch of fools who cared not their own gains. They had dreams and aspirations, all geared towards the well-being of their communities and the world. 

Just because there are too many smart, calculative people around, dreams and aspirations have been smothered. Our environment will be a much better place if we have more fools than smart people.

25 December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

23 December 2012

R.I.P Tun Dr Lim K.Y.

“We lost a great statesman. He was a Malaysian-minded leader. I can still remember this quote he used to tell me: 
The day when the Chinese accepts an Indian leader or the Malays accept a Chinese or Indian leader, then this country will be truly Malaysian.” 
Penang Progressive People’s Party chairman, 
Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan.

Read more here and here.

16 December 2012

Future Impossible Tense...?

DAP Delegates Do Not Walk The Talk...!

All eight DAP Malay leaders lose badly in CEC polls

GEORGE TOWN: All eight Malay DAP leaders who contested for central executive committee (CEC) posts lost badly at 16th DAP Congress here.

The results show that the party, dominated by the Chinese, does not make room for Malay candidates including Zairil Khir Johari who served as political secretary to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng. Zairil only received 305 votes while his boss, Lim garnered 1,576 votes. 

A total of 1,823 delegates voted to choose 20 DAP leaders for the 2012-2015 term. The other Malay candidates who lost were Penang DAP committee member Zulkifli Mohd Noor (216 votes), Senator Ariffin SM Omar (748), Johor DAP vice-chairman Ahmad Ton (347 votes), Pahang DAP deputy chairman Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji (121), Desa Manjung DAP branch chairman Solaiman Op Syed Ibrahim (98), Roseli Abdul Ghani (39) and Harun Ahmad (28).

Zulkifli Mohd Noor, one of the DAP Malay candidates said he fought for 25 years for the Malays to be elected as CEC members but failed. "When we say 'Malaysian Malaysia,' we must represent all religions, all races...balance. The message I conveyed did not reached the grassroots. They are still choosing leaders based on race," he told Bernama.

He said that the election was also not based on ability and experience of the candidates in fighting for the party.

"There is no change. The results is a setback for Malay candidates. Perhaps the top leaders who contested want to take care of their own interests, not the party's interests." - BERNAMA 

Read more here.

P/S: Disappointed with the delegates who did not take the opportunity to put the thing right. As expected The Star, MCA controlled news organ has blasted it first salvo with this report. Soon that infamous big-mouth 'crazy' fellow will make his present with his crazy remarks which is really hurting, perhaps not you but me and all those who do not agree with the way you voted in your leaders.

DAP delegates, you have given away the bullets for 'these people' to shoot at you and your partners in PR and we the non-ketuanan. Surely a few thousand votes will swing back to the other side, then bye bye Putrajaya.

It does not matter whether the above report is correct or distorted, the reality is DAP's delegates themselves are practicing their kind of 'ketuanan' and arrogance.  

Do not blast the other side of their arrogance, ketuanan, 1Malaysia blah..blah..blah when you are also practicing such behaviour! What Middle Malaysia when you cannot accommodate others who you arrogantly think you are superior than them thus you think you have the right to monopolies everything.

Please walk the talk that you are a multiracial party and practicing Middle Malaysia..!  Do not say the other side is racist when you also have it.

13 December 2012

Tidak Perlu Risau - Keistimewaan Orang Melayu Tidak Boleh Dipinda Tanpa Perkenan Raja

Ini kerana Perkara 153 (mengenai kedudukan dan keistimewaan orang Melayu, Bumiputera serta juga hak kaum-kaum lain) dalam Perlembagaan Malaysia itu tidak boleh dipinda tanpa perkenan Majlis Raja-raja Melayu walaupun mendapat undian dua pertiga di parlimen.

Demikian menurut pakar perlembagaan, Dr Abdul Aziz Bari.
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Interesting Story About Nutmeg - Buah Pala

Nutmeg: A Spice with a Secret That Isn’t So Nice

Nutmeg: A Spice with a Secret That Isn’t So NiceIt’s a spice whose aroma evokes warm memories of the holidays for many — baked into pumpkin pies, kneaded into sausages and sprinkled atop mugs of eggnog. It has a pungent, earthy and slightly sweet taste, making it versatile for use in a variety of foods and beverages. You can find it just about anywhere these days and especially this time of year. But that wasn’t always the case, as Allison Aubrey of NPR recently reminded us.

Until the 18th and 19th centuries, nutmeg was a lot harder to come by. Indigenous to the Banda islands, part of the Moluccas (the Spice Islands) of Indonesia, this was also once the only place in the world that nutmeg grew. And once European spice traders learned of its existence, they began to battle for exclusive rights to the spice.

In the early 17th century, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) seized the islands from the Portuguese and moved to monopolize the trade with what Oliver Thring, writing for the Guardian, described as “paranoid brutality, banning the export of the trees, drenching every nutmeg in lime before shipping to render it infertile, and imposing the death penalty on anyone suspected of stealing, growing or selling nutmegs elsewhere.” The Dutch, in fact, perpetrated a massacre.

When some native islanders dared protest, the head of the VOC “ordered the systematic quartering and beheading of every Bandanese male over the age of 15. The population of the Banda islands was around 15,000 when the VOC arrived. 15 years later, it was 600.” An entire population decimated, and for what? A bit of flavoring for food?

Nutmeg wasn’t just a spice, though. It was also used as an incense as well as a medicine that was supposed to cure stomach ailments, headaches and fever. It was even thought to ward off plague. At one point in the 1300s, a pound of nutmeg cost seven fattened oxen.

At any rate, the Dutch clearly wanted the monopoly on nutmeg, which it just about had but for one nutmeg-producing island held by the British, called Run. After decades of skirmishes, the two companies agreed to a swap in the mid-17th century. In handing over Run to the Dutch, the British got a trading post out west that we now know as Manhattan.

In 1769, a French horticulturist named Pierre Poivre managed to smuggle some nutmeg from the Banda islands to Mauritius, ending the Dutch monopoly at last. The British East India Company brought the tree to Penang, Singapore, India, the West Indies and Grenada, which is now the second largest producer of nutmeg.

What people do for food — or, I should say, what people do to make money on food. To a degree, the Dutch East India Company is not unlike today’s food corporations, whose pursuit of profits comes at considerable cost to people and planet. But the story of nutmeg has come a long way. As sordid as it once was, today there’s a nostalgia for nutmeg as a spice for the holidays, and we might as well enjoy it.

12 December 2012

Aduh....Jatuh Lagi....Nape...?

Malaysia edging to bottom in maths and science, survey shows

December 12, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 ― Malaysian students trail their global peers in mathematics and science tests, according to the results of two international benchmarking studies released yesterday, with secondary schoolers also showing a decline from their predecessors.
Malaysians scored an average 440 points in mathematics in Form Two ― the equivalent to eighth grade worldwide ― in the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011, lagging behind Korea, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and Japan, which occupied the top five spots worldwide.
Malaysian 14-year-olds performed worse than their counterparts in Israel who chalked up 516 points, Lithuania (502) and Lebanon (449), but beat neighbouring Thailand, which scored 427 points on tests by a narrow margin.

In science, Malaysians scored 426 points, tying with Syria and just pipping Palestine, Georgia and Oman, which totted up 420 points each in the tests.They were bested by top scorer Singapore (590), Chinese Taipei (564), Korea (560), Japan (558), Israel (516), Kazakhstan (490) and Thailand (451). 

The average score in the TIMSS is benchmarked at 500 points, with countries scoring above that considered to have improved their performance in the two subjects while those falling below that mark are regarded as underperformers.

TIMSS is a four-year global assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge of fourth and eighth graders worldwide, or Standard Four and Form Two according to Malaysia’s education system.

However, Malaysian students were graded only at the secondary level in the survey.

The TIMSS showed that Malaysia has consistently underperformed over the past three assessments in the two subjects considered necessary in the country’s race to break into the ranks of high-income nations.

In 2007, the average Malaysian 14-year-old scored 474 points in mathematics and 471 points in science in the TIMSS survey. And in 1999, the average score for mathematics stood at 519 points and 492 points for science. 

Education lobbyists, including the Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE), have blamed the government’s flip-flopping education policies ― especially in the teaching of mathematics and science ― for the drop in education standards.

The government recently launched the National Education Blueprint 2013-2025 with the aim to be in the top third of the Programme For International Student Assessment (PISA) test within the next 13 years.

The country is currently ranked in the bottom third. But in its recent Budget 2013, the Barison Nasional (BN) government also slashed its education allocation from RM50 billion in the last budget, to RM38.7 billion, raising doubts about the ability of the educational blueprint in addressing the nation’s flagging education standards. 

Analysts have also suggested that Malaysia’s aim of boosting its education standards through an ambitious overhaul of the national school system will not happen as long as politicians continue to be involved in drawing up its policies.

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10 December 2012

Sistem Sangat Pelik...?

...Kadangkala penjawat awam tidak naik pangkat kerana mereka baik. Itu sebabnya ramai pegawai yang kotor imejnya sekarang naik pangkat setiap tahun atau dua tiga tahun sekali. Dalam sistem di negara ini yang sangat pelik ialah, yang buruk perangai itu kekal dan naik pangkat dengan cepat.
Aspan Alias

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03 December 2012

One Chosen By God...!

“there are those who have recently claimed that they are the chosen people, and that their party has been chosen by God to rule the country”.

P/S:  Sound like a Zionist doctrine....that many at the first opportunity would use it to bash the Jews. And now the one who is politically known to use this opportunity is saying his party is also like the Jews, the one which is chosen by God...

OMG... You are the best cover use by those self proclaimed righteous to disguise themself.

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