Cuaca panas, Kuala lumpur sibuk, Hari raya lagi 8 hari
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Cuaca panas, Kuala lumpur sibuk, Hari raya lagi 8 hari
Sendiri Boleh simply means one needs to be resourceful in order to overcome challenges and problems.
Malaysia Boleh means running away from really solving the problems by taking short-term measures or what is still a legacy common to Malaysians, by self-denial.
Sendiri Boleh means one has to focus and stay on course whatever the odds or challenges may be. Not all Malaysians can be world champions. But we can make all Malaysians follow the Sendiri Boleh mindset of Nicol David.
Everywhere we go, everyone we talk to, there is only doom and gloom over Malaysia’s future. The list of our illnesses and symptoms is long. It can be so utterly depressing.
Our hands are tired of writing on something that few politicians and policymakers are bothered with.
"Women with small tummies and big hips and thighs have more what it takes to build brains, and thus tend to be smarter and have smarter children," says study co-author professor Steven Gaulin from the University of California, Santa Barbara. "This hip and thigh fat is primarily metabolised in the third trimester of pregnancy and lactation when babies' brains are being built."
Taken from Readers' Digest, Feb 2008
I like this Danish proverb - faint hearts never win fair ladies. But, what does it have to do with all of us? I reckon that proverb isn't just apply to those in love (aren't we in love with ourselves, people?)..
I wish to share the following thoughts and proverb, which also share the same sentiment as the abovementioned saying: -
1. A clear conscience is far more valuable than money - Filipino proverb
2.If you want to conquer fear, don't sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy - Dale Carnegie
3. Initiative is doing the right thing without being told - Victor Hugo
4. Those who give have all things. They who withhold have nothing - Hindu proverb
5. Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end - Lord Acton
6. To know how to say what other only know how to think is what makes men poets or sages; and to dare to say what others only dare to think makes men martyrs or reformers - Elizabeth Brown
p.s. Hmm..talking about faint hearted. I personally feel most malay men are faint hearted. And no wonder i barely fall for them! ;P
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I will write about my dear friend, Rose, after my mind is in its best state. Now, i am heartbroken, ashamed to the core and at the brink of swearing.
Not that i idolise Uncle Pete aka RPK like many malays idolise their Mawi, Mila etc. I idolise his tenacious spirit and act to make Malaysia a better place, regardless of race, religions and ability, free from injustice, corruption, inhumanity and oppresion. Si botak from my beautiful kampung, Kota Tinggi, said that RPK should be detained under ISA because he insulted islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) few days ago in his articles published in Malaysia Today. I have a question for him to answer (if only he is able to use his grey matter, which so far has not been able to tell him rights against wrongs) - what about muslims who do things, which are clearly against the teaching of islam and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)? Aren't you going to detain them under ISA too?
Like minority others (dang...kat malaysia ni orang takut sangat ke nak menegakkan keadilan), I do not think the articles are insulting at all. And why RPK wrote many articles using Islam as his subject? Because 99.9% of people who are in power in Malaysia are Muslims but the way they act and speak so far have not reflected that they are muslims. We have forever-lying muslim PM, widely-known-adulterous right hand man, corrupted (kitchen) cabinet, enforcement authorities who act like(more likely on behalf of) gangsters, thugs and bouncers, the panic manic clerics who wanted to hold dearly to their positions (they started lying too just like the sleeping lying PM, who lies like nobody's business). Sah, siapa makan cili dialah yang terasa pedas. Friends, they are all muslims. What have they become? CAN we sue them for insulting Islam?
Cik Tan Choon Heng, Sin Chew Jit Poh's reporter was also detained under ISA later because the (takde) UM(phhh)NO lying PM thinks she wrote too much truths she could evoke racial tension. Ahmad Ismail, the melayu tak malu dan tak sedar untung, who called our malaysian chinese pendatang, roams free all over malaysia, trying to sell his dua-sen thoughts about pendatang china. Sah, si botak tak ada otak. Disuruh pak lah tanda tangan satu lagi surat ISA di kala pak lah ternganga tidur lena atas meja kuasa di putrajaya.
Seputeh 3-tem MP, Cik Teresa Kok was also detained under this draconian law because (pino)khir (chio)toyo claimed that Cik Teresa had instructed the mosques to stop Azan (muslim prayer call) and it was reported by the ever-stupid low rated Utusan. ADUN Klang, Puan Mariah from PAS lodged a police report on this false claim and Cik Teresa issued a statement asking the lying toyo (sebab tu hidung dia mancung sekarang sebab asyik la menipu orang) and the crawly Utusan to apologise within 7 days. Now, Cik Teresa is the one being 'chained'. Ya Allah, what is going on with us muslims?
ISA - no charge, no trial, nothing...i can say those ISA detainees are better off claimed dead or missing for they are denied the very right of being a human being. Why our country is still having is evil law under large practice makes me cry. We are living peaceful but the (kitchen) cabinet makes us think we are living in hostile condition? How low can we be my dear friends? How stupid are we? Hasnt our degree and diploma or perhaps MBA, Masters and PhD makes us a better malaysian?
At this low point of justice in our country, i am ashamed of being a malay, for other malays are doing all sort of wrongs during this Holy Ramadhan. I am being ashamed of our malay supremacist attitude when we are not even better than others. We claimed for our supremacy as malays in Tanah Melayu when malays are defined as brown coloured people who live from Phillipines to Indonesia, Thailand to Sulawesi, Kepulauan Pasifik to Singapura.
We, malays, created the alibaba culture. We, malays, see duit bawah meja as part of procedures to get your tender processed, your application looked into. For us, malays, that is fine, nothing wrong what? Ya Allah, what happened to all our prayers? havent they become useless that no goodness of it has turned us into a better muslim? You know why, my malay brothers and sisters? The goodness of prayers is being absolved by the duit haram they have consumed. How sad...
Most mahathir fans are educated malays, yang dapat kerja bagus, sebab bapak dia kerja bagus, ahli umno dan tak pernah hidup susah. Mesti la dia takut kalau UMNO takde taring sebab nanti mereka ini tak ada kuasa umph nak tunjuk kat semua orang. Depa nak belajar senang, nak berniaga senang, nak masuk sekolah bagus, senang, nak guna alat atau dewan kerajaan buat kenduri kawin pun senang. Semua dok kata ini la berkat dasar ekonomi baru. orang melayu dok senang lenang walhal depa orang umno je yang senang. waktu banjir, rakyat prihatin hantar tilam, beras sebagai, depa orang umno duk agih sesama mereka. Lepas tu, duk jual balik kat mangsa banjir. Nasib baik kampung tercinta saya dekat dengan Singapura. Orang china naik 4wd datang hantar nasi, lauk pauk, gula, tepung. Orang umno kata kalau hang nak derma mangsa banjir, hang mai balai raya, jumpa ketua kampung. Camna nak pi bila banjir paras dada, nak naik bot kena caj RM50 sekepala dan pak kepala kampung duk membuntut VIP melayu tak tentu hala? Ish...teruk sangat ke kita orang melayu ni? Nak kena sujud ke baru nak tolong?
Tengok orang cina, walau kaya, tak lupa masa dia susah dulu. Duit agih bagi abgi anak cina belajar pandai-pandai. contohnya, kawan saya wong chin pau. anak petani di kawasan pendalaman selangor, pelajar cemerlang, pandai bahasa inggeris, matematik dan pandai main piano sebab persatuan cina tempat dia hantar dia belajar semua macam. Ada ka orang kaya melayu nak taja anak melayu susah belajar tinggi? orang melayu kaya hantar anak luar negeri. beli keta 5, 6 biji jadi income tax tak payah bayar banyak. kawin 2, 3. Orang susah tak peduli. Depa kata depa kerja kuat buat apa nak tolong melayu susah. cari sendiri la. usaha sendiri la. nak usaha camna. nak makan pun takde beras. nak kerja pun, takde nak tolong bagi. Kedekut sungguh orang melayu. Walhal kaya sebab alibab, walhal berkuasa kerana undi mereka yang susah. Orang melayu memang bodoh. Nak juga undi UMNO. Kunun nak tegak islam dan ketuanan melayu.
Orang melayu tak boleh tengok orang lain senang atau lebih dari dia. Jatuhkan dia atau malukan dia. Susahkan dia atau khianatkan dia.
Orang melayu banyak layar internet. Tapi dok sibuk tengok laman hiburan. Orang melayu banyak membaca. Hai, URTV, Mangga dan segala. Orang melayu apa nak jadi ni...
Kabinet melayu dok hantar MP katak ke taiwan. Balik cepat sebab takut kena taufan. bukan takut dilaknat tuhan, sebab bersekongkol dengan keburukan, kejahilan dan kealpaan. bulan ramadhan sibuk nak bercuti. bukan ke tanah haram atau madinah kalau betul muslim sejati. tapi ke taiwan nak belajar bertani sedangkan di rumah, tak pernah sentuh cangkul and biji benih. Nak ajar petani di tempat sendiri, tapi melawat setahun sekali. Ish...teruk sangat ke orang melayu ni?
Bulan baik patut buat baik. Ni buat jahat tak habis2....
Orang melayu memang cilik. Mengatur komplot menjatuhkan orang, lihat sendiri sejarah dulu. Cilik menipu, menabur fitnah. Sebab tu la melayu tak maju. Sibuk sangat menipu, kerja tak jalan, duit tak masuk. kena la peras ugut sana sini. kalau tak bagi, saya tak sokong. kalau tak bagi, saya blackmail awak...Ish, apa nak jadi orang melayu ni?
Padan la orang melayu jadi penumpang je ke angkasa. Padan la orang melayu tak termasuk pun senarai orang asia paling berjasa abad ini. Patut la melayu mundur - dari segi harta, otak dan segala. Padan la asyik nak tindas orang sebab takde hobi lain nak buat. menceceh dan bergossip je yang dia tahu. Ish, sengkek sangat ke ilmu orang melayu? Ish, takde agama ke orang melayu?
Guys, what have UM(ppphhh)NO done for the past 51 odd years? (a) sleeping (b) shitting (c) scandalling (d) all of the above?
- When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it-always.
- ~Mahatma Gandhi
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The country has just marked its 51st year of independence, sadly, still divided and emotionally scarred. The multi-faceted nature of the country was not so long ago its pride in the world. Or had Malaysians, as author Michael Backman once suggested, deluded themselves all these while on a grand scale?
Perhaps things are not as bad as it may seem. Perhaps things that are happening because of the current heightened political tension have amplified every discord. Perhaps it is just politicians playing a dangerous tune to divert attention. Perhaps the stakes have become too high for some.
Or is it a case of economic hardship squeezing out all the moaning and groaning? Maybe what we are seeing and hearing today is actually a latent force that has been brewing beneath the surface but has now boiled over.
In that sense, every individual has the right to voice his or her stance and opinions in a democratic and free society.
It is appropriate for all political parties to always clearly state their stance, their intentions, their motives, their vision if any, putting things into perspective.
Still, the racial discord that is happening in the country is disturbing and sad. Politicians appear to be grappling with issues of identities and how such identities play a part in nation building.
Many will now be wondering and pondering how the country has arrived at where it is now. After five decades, the country is as divided as the days of yore. We are still talking about the importance of national unity, we are still quarrelling over language and religion, and over who are immigrants and who are not.
It is time for the country to wake up from the “delusion” and seriously work towards national conciliation.
Politicians, NGOs, religious institutions, academics and the people must rally behind just causes, now more than ever. It is time for all to undertake civilised and intellectual discourse towards enabling and helping the people to discard prejudices and bigotry, and not just stop at “tolerating” one another.
That has always been the weakness of “tolerance,” an overrated trait that politicians have trumpeted about. Tolerance could mean “I can’t stand you but I tolerate you”. Instead, we must learn to accept that we are different and accept each other’s beliefs and culture. Not just tolerate.
People must learn to rid themselves of entrenched bigotry and prejudices. A good start will be to treat one another with respect and that includes respect for everyone, whatever the racial, religious, social, economic or political status, including those holding menial jobs.
The people’s yearning for some semblance of national unity is an emotional one, and a plea for politicians to heed, to lead and to inspire.
The day of reckoning for this country called Malaysia will come, how or when, in what form is anybody’s guess. Who will stand up to the plate to make that day a proud day for the nation?
Saturday, September 6, 2008
1. Apa tingginya martabat pertubuhan ini dalam memartabatkan orang melayu, bahasa melayu, adat melayu dan segala apa hal berkenaan orang melayu jika namanya sendiri di dalam bahasa inggeris?
2. Apa mulianya orang melayu apabila enggan memohon maaf apabila membuat salah?
3. Apa moleknya adat melayu apabila digunakan hanya untuk menakutkan dan meninda orang?
4. Apa majunya fikiran melayu jika otaknya masih terbelenggu?
Jadi, apa nak jadi dengan Ahmad Ismail dan 13 ketua bahagian UMNO pulau pinang yang enggan meminta maaf setelah memanggil kaum cina pendatang di sini? Sungguh tak mengenang budi, sungguh bongkak dan sungguh memalukan orang melayu yang lain. Mungkin ini adat UMNO - bangga apabila berbuat salah, bangga bercakap kasar, bangga memburukkan orang.
So, UMNO? UMmmmphhhh...thanks but NO thanks...You are making us the biggest jokers on tanah melayu!
During the height of P44 by election, i got to know about Pak Samad's deteriorating health from his daughter's blog (Puan Nuraina of 3540 Jalan Sudin) and instinctively felt that his time has come. My google-ing brought me a deep sense of admiration for this great writer - the one that made you ponder, contemplate, aspire and act and his contribution to our independence. By knowing him, i got to read about Jose Rizal of Philippines. If there is an iota of goodness in our system, our people and our nation, i believe we owe it to him. How many writers and journalists ,today could be as impartial and selfless as Pak Samad? How may could make us feel that we love this country and we want to do good for her and her people? How embarrassing for me for i have not done anything meaningful to this country...
Pak Samad left us on 4 Sep 2008, 5.58 pm. May his soul rest amongst the believers and those who do good deeds. Al-fatihah.