Family tree - Mom's maternal side.

Mom, Pei Ching, Dad, Lynette, Yee Pin, Auntie and Uncle Lim & Grace

Compilation on the Lim Clan and writings.
Manage to see my mom's uncle from Singapore. He is 78 years old and have EVER met me even once since I was born. Of course, it was a hard sell initially to wait around at relatives place than to watch some movies and lazing around in the cool of the rain. But I knew that it is a chance that I should not let go off. Both uncle and auntie Lim is still very strong and active. They are generous with their sharings of the past.This post on the last day of 2008 is to remember the very people that made us. This one is for the "Lim Clan" of Kuala Pilah.

Not everyone can ride a bike

Update: And seemed that it is ok as well for these UMNO NGOs to have children in their demonstration.

Some 1500 protesters in Penang from Malaysian Coalition of Malay NGOs called on Malay rulers to revoke the citizenship of Malaysians who dispute Malay special rights and demanded safeguards to their special position as enshrined in the constitution.
Among them are
400 children.

Remember the controversy of JERIT where police was doing a great job stopping groups of riders and making a big fuss over 'the use of children in demonstration'? The same group that used children to demonstrate in KL called PEWARIS are now doing the same and again, without much controversy. PEWARIS is a group of pseudo NGO politicians from UMNO who are keen to beat up the sentiment of race in Malaysia. So, they can ride their bike and other people can't la?!

Maybe they will even get police escort as they join the 800 people crashing in on an opposition event.

Surely, you don't expect that it will end up peacefully with that number of people coming together.

Surely, the police will not issue a permit to PEWARIS as it is common sense that there is a risk. Especially a group that likes to burn things and put out banners that looks down on other race/ religion.


Isu babi: NGO Melayu mahu serah memo pada Hadi
Jimadie Shah Othman Dec 29, 08 7:09pm
Tiga NGO berteraskan Melayu akan menghantar memorandum kepada Presiden PAS Datuk Seri Haji Abdul Hadi Awang malam ini berhubung isu penternakan babi di Melaka.Majlis Permuafakatan Ummah (Pewaris) akan mengepalai rombongan 800 penyokong yang turut terdiri daripada Gerakan Graduan Melayu Muda (GGMM) dan Persatuan Pengguna Islam (PPIM), untuk menyerahkan memorandum itu ketika presiden PAS itu menghadiri program anti-ISA di Stadium Bandar Baru Bangi malam ini.Mereka juga berhasrat untuk menyerahkan memorandum yang sama kepada penasihat PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim malam ini.

Bagaimanapun, ketua pembangkang kini berada di luar negara.Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) dan parti-parti pembangkang malam ini mengadakan Majlis pelancaran kempen mansuhkan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) yang gagal disempurnakan bulan lalu.Berbeza dengan program bulan lalu, kali ini pihak penganjurnya telah mendapatkan permit polis.Minggu lalu, empat replika babi yang dibuat daripada kertas, dibakar di perkarangan Hotel Samudera Resort Riverside, Masjid Tanah sebagai membantah perbuatan pihak tidak bertanggungjawab yang menggantung kepala babi pada kain rentang Pewaris.Timbalan presiden Pewaris, Rahimudin Md Harun dilaporkan berkata, tindakan membakar replika haiwan tersebut bertujuan mendesak kerajaan Melaka memindahkan kawasan ternakan haian itu ke kampung penduduk Cina.

Berbasikal serah memo
Beliau juga dilaporkan berkata, sekiranya isu tersebut tidak diselesaikan, pihaknya akan membawa satu replika babi ke perhimpunan Umno Mac depan.Di samping itu, katanya, Pewaris juga akan menuntut pemimpin PKR dan PAS supaya berusaha menghapuskan ternakan babi di kawasan berkenaan.Ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini, Rahimudin berkata, keputusan menyerahkan memorandum itu dibuat atas dasar kedua-dua pemimpin berkenaan merupakan "pemimpin Islam yang ada suara dan boleh mempengaruhi keputusan kerajaan".Selain itu, katanya, 30 orang akan berbasikal menghantar memorandum itu daripada Masjid Bandar Baru Bangi, tidak jauh daripada tempat pelancaran program anti-ISA itu.Rahamudin menafikan kehadiran mereka akan mengganggu majlis dan mencetuskan keadaan tidak tenang kerana perkara itu telah dimaklumkan terlebih dahulu melalui surat rasmi kepada kedua-dua tokoh pembangkang berkenaan."Hindraf (Barisan Bertindak Hak-hak Hindu) boleh hantar memorandum dalam majlis yang dihadiri 50,000 orang tidak ada apa-apa, majlis ini pun Insya-Allah (berlangsung aman). "Kita datang cara baik. Kita datang bukan hendak gaduh," katanya.

On Pig farming, the same Chief Minister of Malacca ( Ali Rustam) is gearing up to take up higher positions in UMNO. And suddenly, the pig issue crops up. This is the same issue that catapulated himself to be one of the warlords of UMNO. Such coincidence is pretty uncanny. But, take a look at the suffering that people need to go thru for his agenda to succeed.

Farmers running away from the house which was torched down. Reminds me of the armies who plunder and burn villagers. This was actually done by the Malaccan government.

On the pig carcass, my stand has always been that it is a huge insult and is meant to aggreviate the situation. Whoever who did this must be punished. The police have not completed its work and PEWARIS/ UTUSAN keep pointing the finger at the pig farmers. That would only make things worst. PEWARIS should not egg the emotions and take advantage of the situation. This again serve to remind us that NOT EVERYONE IN MALAYSIA IS THE SAME. Double standards rule!

Blessed Christmas

My first family Christmas in Singapore. Since both my sister have moved to Singapore to cari makan, my father decided to break away from the monotony and do the family gathering down south this year. Aside from the jam of cars and people, it has been a pretty cooling session with rains and all.

But what is interesting is how Singapore has managed to come out and be a forefront of the real meaning of Christmas. It is not about gift or having a family holiday. It is about Christ. The birth of Christ the saviour who brings the good news to the human kind. Was in Orchard yesterday and am impressed with the decoration and message. There is no sight of Santa Claus or Santarinas... just the story on the birth of Christ. All along Orchard road was signages and performances that tells the story of Christmas. And, they are all volunteers from the local churches from different races - chinese, indian, indonesia, koreans, pacific islanders, Philipines, japanese etc. from all denomination. What a powerful message that is on the maturity of the state as welll as a testimony of the creative outlet presented to its citizen ( and non citizens but contributes to the republic)

Wonder if the Malaysian will grow up to this maturity? Even the songs in radio stations are about Claus and snow. And the TV shows in our terrestrail TV is equally incorrect.

My best wishes to you and your family. My additional prayer this year is for the Herald publication to get their licence renewed. The minister in charge displayed utter childishness by responding "let them wait". I guess to him, Catholics and Christians are not "US", but "them". We will make sure that we give UMNO our vote during the Kuala Terengganu election. :)

Leave IJN Alone !! - Malaysiakini


Reads like another PR exercise for Sime Darby. Read the artcle and one will not find comfort in the word of the chairman.Already, you can sense the impending doom to IJN.
Talking about synergizing between SJMC and IJN. SJMC is known to be profit oriented and their track record in social responsibility is abysmal. There are even incidences of SJMC refusing patients and emergency cases.
The rakyat would be a fool to think that it will happen. Both Gov and Sime Darby would claim moral victory by saying that the rates will be the same. BUT, the proportion will be much smaller. So, full payer would cover more % than the poor paymaster. Pay poormaster will be given a small ward, unless they upgrade. lalala .

Sime Darby needs to hands off IJN!
Gov't gives green light to IJN privatisation
Dec 18, 08 1:41pm
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today said that the government has no objection for Sime Darby Bhd to acquire a stake in the national heart institute (IJN).

A total sell off. Najib's statement shows how uncaring the government is. Another good institution sold of. Just lower the IPP payment (RM1-2 billion per year) and you can keep IJN with a raise for all workers. Najib's response to the hillside tragedy is also hollow - consider HK blueprint so homeowners pay. And the current rakyat subsidy of petrol fuel where government makes RM150 million per month. Government seemed to make all the profit and take away the few institution that is effective for the rakyat.

Why is sime darby so influencial? They got the government to pressure Guthrie etc. to merge and now this... . With their car business suffering, CPO prices down, leaders sacked and put in court .. Sime Darby is not a company that inspire confidence.


Jail for sex with teen hooker - Malaysiakini

A RENOVATION contractor was sentenced to 12 months' jail on Monday for paying $100 to an underaged prostitute for sex.

Tan Chye Hin, 55, pleaded guilty to getting the services of the 16-year-old China prostitute in a Geylang hotel on Aug 4.

The father of three is appealing against the sentence. His $12,000 bail was upped by another $6,000.

Last month, the pimp who abetted him in the offence, Wang Minjiang, 36, was similarly jailed 12 months by the High Court after the prosecution appealed against his original fine of $8,000.
Both Wang and his nephew, Wang Youyi, 31, had been fined for offences under the Women's Charter.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Karen Ang Aiping had sought at least 12 months' jail for Tan.
It was clear, she said, that the primary reason for introducing new laws in the Penal Code was to afford protection to a group of minors aged below 18 from sexual exploitation.

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This story reminded me of the infamous episode involving a 16 year old Malay girl and a certain UMNO warlord. This is the episode that lead to Guan Eng getting ISAed for trying to defend the girl and famil. Of course, the issue is forgotten and nobody got charged. Read thru the court case and you will find extreme details ( bought the girl phone cards and some fruits) and the effectiveness of the court system there. Even the photo of the chap is there.

Rape cases is up. Most of the rapist are close to the family. The court is overstretch & no sign of improving. Rempit shares girlfriends, people are turning to younger prostitutes. Politicians and rich people can try exotic girls ( Mongolians?) and Malaysia is the top women trafficking country in the world. Police are busy trying to protect 'minors' from being exploited in bicycle campaigns.

Would that happen in Malaysia that minors are protected?

At least i know that in 'boring' Singapore's coffee shop, you can get different type of entertainment. hehe.

Enabling orang Asli in Malaysia to learn English

This is my best Christmas gift... to see the fruit of other people's labour :). The video shows children from 6-10 years old in an Orang Asli village conversing in English. Teams of dedicated teacher ( ordinary people where were not trained) went to the village weekly to teach these childrens. Some time, they would come and not see any children. The more faithful ones do pick it up and am very proud of them.

Am proud that there is also another initiative in Bentong.

Muslim / non Muslim marriages in Malaysia

Marriages between Muslims and non Muslims is prohibited under Islamic law, except in certain limited circumstances. Malaysian Islamic law is even more limited than some other schools of Islamic law. International human rights norms however suggest that the prohibition and criminalisation of interfaith marriage is an unreasonable restriction on the rights of men and women to marry and found a family.
Islamic law

Under Islamic law, as I understand it, a Muslim woman can only marry a Muslim man. However, a Muslim man can marry a Muslim woman or a Kitabiyyah. See for example section 10 of the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) Act 1984:-

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Comedy of errors - the Selangor CPO -Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar

SHAH ALAM: Police will take action against Sungai Siput MP Dr D. Jeyakumar for allegedly using children in an illegal gathering in Rawang on Monday, Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said.

Thirty people were arrested in the “Cycling for Change” campaign, organised by Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas or Oppressed People Network, including Rawang assembly member Gan Pei Nei.
Khalid said 28 others, aged 18 and below, were brought to the Rawang police station while officers from the Welfare Department contacted their parents to take them home.

He added that Dr Jeyakumar was arrested later after he admitted to having organised the event which had no police permit.

He said those aged 18 and below were considered children under the Child Act 2001. ”The children were never arrested ... we saved them from being exploited,” he said. - Bernama

The Selangor Chief Police Officer has lost much credibility over the last few months.
1. Lying about close circuit TV - Selangor CPO not telling the truth

2. Lying about police action in making arrests during Negaraku -Selangor CPO Khalid Should Resign For Insulting National Anthem and Lying to Public

3. Lying abut using excessive force used- CPO: We used minimal force to disperse the crowd

4. Deny roughing up Ronnie Liu " if this is rough treatment, it is provided by law"

6. " I don't believe" without investigating, when accused by family of Ng Yee Ping .

I find it extremely tough to trust his words on the handling of the JERIT cyclists. This CPO has repeatedly caught with this pants down with unbelieveable explaination of the events. Did observe that he would fully trust 'his people' and be very defensive on any suggestions or wrongdoing or mistakes. But as a leader of a force that requires honesty, integrity and good judgement, Datuk Khalid were seen wanning.

Goodbye President Bush.

'>Goodbye President Bush.

Iraqi journalist throw W Bush his pair of shoe to celebrate his legacy of illegal war in Iraq.

The Dying Chini Lake , Pahang

Chini Lake evokes a different nostalgia to me. It is the very first area that enables my eyes to be opened up to the disparity that our socio-economy-politics enable us. The Orang Asli of the 3 kampungs were in a sorry state. That was about 10 years ago. I went back to Pahang this year to visit the Bera area and it was equally non developing.

Hence, this screaming topic (on a MOnday morning) attracted me. The Pahang Government is seeking help from the Federal Government to revive Tasik Chini which is dying a slow death.

Tasik Chini, the country’s second largest freshwater lake, used to attract
scores of visitors during its lotus blooming season every year but it is dying
due to a number of factors including illegal mining, logging and pollution which
had adversely affected the entire eco-system.

This is where i don't get it. The mining, logging and land development is all under the purview of the Pahang state. They enjoyed the money that comes out of it thru taxes or some personal monetory arrangements. Just go to Taman Negara and one will find the loggers cutting trees while the eco-tourists are passing by. That is the same with Chini and Bera. To demand additional RM4 million to rehabilitate and RM1 million from federal ( my tax money) annually for maintainence work is a joke while someone from the state government is enjoying windfall from these illegal or sanctioned operations. State Health, Local Government and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Hoh Khai Mun is joking, right?

Correct or politically correct?


Similarly, the Washington Post (12/10,
Glod) reports, "Results of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science
Study (TIMSS), released today, show how fourth- and eighth-graders in the United
States measure up to peers in dozens of countries. U.S. students showed gains in
math at both grades." Specifically, "the average score among fourth-graders has
jumped 11 points since 1995, to 529." Still, "students in Hong Kong, Singapore,
Taiwan, Japan, Russia, and England were among those posting a higher average.
Hong Kong topped the list with an average score of 607." Meanwhile, the "average
science performance" for students in the U.S., "although still stronger than in
many countries, has stagnated since 1995."
Following my postings on Mukriz Mahathir's suggestion where I was asking some hard questions on his thinking process, stumbled upon the latest ranking result for fourth ( Standard 4) and eight graders (Form 2). One of his suggestion was in parotting his father's direction to have science and maths taught in English (non mother tongue). Both Malay and Chinese nationalists insists that it is the wrong strategy. So, lets look at the result and compare the medium of instruction in their public school system.
Hong Kong ( Mother tongue - Mandarin)
Singapore ( "Non mother tongue" - English)
Taiwan ( Mother tongue - Mandarin)
Japan ( Mother tongue - Japanese)
Russia ( Mother tongue - Russian)
England ( Mother tongue - English)

Could not find England's education detail in wiki and my informed guess is that the language would be English.. hehe.
Anyway, based on the ranking (which Malaysia is obviously not included) of results in both areas seemed to point that those who studied English and Mathematics in their mother tongue ( Grade 4 & 8) do perform better.
While Mahathir is very good in politics and have brilliant ideas, the educationists do have a point. Other researchs have also point towards using the language of the native towards teaching science and mathematics. This dipstick analysis is not conclusive yet the array of evidences are there to support this argument. However, we should not discount the robustness of the syllabus and the effectiveness of the governance that contributes to the result. Politicians that refuses to engage their brain to look at data and research before making judgements are just plain lazy. Some are calling Mukriz stupid, but I think he is a smart man but careless with facts.
So, do we want to do the right thing for our education system or do the politically correct thing?

Of Immunity

Why do people want immunity from prosecution?

The Malaysian Sultans lost their immunity in 1993 when a series of abuses were done to the rakyat. The rulers have since adapted except for a fracas or two involving the younglings. As a result, people still retain their respect for this institution.

With the amendment, the Malay Rulers can be charged on any personal wrongdoing, outside of their role and duties as a Ruler. However, the charges cannot be carried out in a normal court of law, but in a Special Tribunal under the purview of the Council of Rulers.

Blackwater is a military contract provider to the US army in Iraq. After years of immunity and wanton killings, the Iraqi government finally managed to arm twist US into lifting of its immunity in exchange that Iraqi government does not ask US to leave. Natural juctice is the allowed to flow. Blackwater security guards charged with killing 14 Iraqis


"In 2006 four people were killed and 43 homes destroyed in a nearby suburband in 1993 a 12-storey condominium tower collapsed, burying 48 people mainly maids
and children." (AFP)
Statutory immunity granted to local authorities under the Section 95 (2) of the Street, Drainage & Building Act 1974 (Act 133) has protected the government over many incidences of mismanagement and covers up the effects of corruption, incompetency and bad decision making. The Highland Towers incident in 1993 shows the unfairness of this clause when the local authority was deemed immune to any criminal charges. Subsequent civil suits by residences was also negated and their final loss was confirmed this year.
The majority decision delivered by Justice Abdul Hamid Mohamad said that if
the local councils were made liable, it would open the floodgates to further
claims for economic loss, and this would deplete the council's resources
meant for the provision of basic services and infrastructure. (MB)
And I thought that the council's resources comes from the rakyat who pay taxes and all the assestment rates. So, is it fair that the councils can wantonly decree and decide and even if their decision is damaging and causes people to die, they are free from prosecution? If Sultan and occupiers can be made liable for their mistakes, why is the local council special and beyond reproach?

My heart goes to all who have lost and are impacted by this event. I too live in a high rise condo beside a hill and that scares me.
Why do people want immunity from prosecution? Ask your local councils for the answer.

10 Questions to Mukriz's suggestion

The timing on the idea by Mukriz is so good that it has generated a lot of discussion , accusations and counter accusations even during Hari Raya Haji. I have always liked A Kadir Jasin's writting from his days of NST and welcomes his article which broadly differs from mine; in his firm but fair persona ( old school) and has always been gracious with differing views. This will be my only posting in this issue as I think it will go nowhere except giving a win to Mukriz Mahathir and a loss to UMNO in Kuala Terengganu's by election.

i stayed in the US for several years (Anaheim, Orange County). i observed that
chinese preferred to be within their own circle. you'd not be suprised to find
that quite a number of them couldn't even communicate in proper english. that's
why you can see chinatown all over the world. it's a manifestation of the
chinese attitude. even the indians and arabs are able to adapt to the country
their adopt.

My reply: Muhd Hafiz, thank you for the feedback and I do think myself more of a
Malaysian than my ethinicity. Please don't stereotype.

1. Who do you hang out with in Anaheim?

2. Without doubt, groups of a feather group together. Those who have
travelled more will know of this trend. Even the Arabs and Indians do look for their own community. For example in BKK, there is the little india ( in Nana ), Chinatown and little Arab ( in Sukhumvit).

3. You may think Mukriz is sacrosanct and I think his suggestion is
inadequate. In business, top leaders don't just lay ideas .. they lay plans. And we the kuci brats accross the globe can ask questions to clarify. A good leader would be able to shape his/her plans and give good answers. Even if you worship Mukriz, read that we are focussing on his idea and not his persona. The education minister can lay out plans.

4. In the ladder of knowledge, experience is less received than facts,
figures, rational deductions.
I am just a local graduate who berpidato(ed) in BM, used to be a
top student in BM & bla. We should also know that our workers are in demand due to their ability to speak more than 1 language ( Malay, Arah, Chinese, Tamil, English etc.)

Harapan Sekolah Satu Aliran A Kadir Jasin

Original Posting: I disdain the racial statements that people made though you ask them to debate maturely.

1. From this debate, it seemed that there are many ideas on what to do for the nation's education.

2. In reality, our education system too has been burdened with too many
baggages and ineffiencies that makes anybody resistance to try to change. The reaction by vernacular champions is the same as the UiTM "Malay only" champions.

3. In effect, the suggestion by Mukriz of one solution solves all problem is
to simplistic.

4. To achieve unity, is education the only factor? What about role modelling thru leaders? Or civil consciousness?

5. If education is indeed the sole factor, would someone compare and contrast the effective system of US, Japan etc. in producting united and patriotic population?

6. If not, then the best education system is in contrasting vernacular,
private and national schools academic performance.

7. Mukriz's suggestion will not create a single national school system. It
will divide the education system to private and public. The rich will then have better access to quality education and would they be more/less patriotic?

8. WOuld BN leaders send their children to public schools then? Many people doubt that if the same behaviour from national service is extrapolated.

9. Why not a total revamp of the education system then? Take out the other components on non negotiables ( quotas, race only schools- MARA, Matriculation etc.) and have a out of the box solution.

10. In the absense of concerted solutions to the many questions, Mukriz's
suggestion is hollow that begets the reality of the complexity of the issue.
Give us details on data, plan, strategy, change management and timeline.

Jalan ramai- ramai (Photo)


Naik basikal ramai- ramai (photo)


Naik motor ramai ramai boleh

Dear polis, go and chase mat rempit ya. Article on Jerit cyclists being blocked from cycling in Penang and Kedah. This group is using an interesting mean of putting through the petition.

Still, police say the mat rempit have grown in number to an estimated 200,000 nationwide, menacing other motorists as they compete for money, prestige and women. The racing scene is a two-wheeled version of Hollywood's "The Fast and the Furious" amped on steroids.(From)

Smiley moon :>

Of course this is a fake. (Taken)

Apparently the eyes are the planet Venus and Jupiter. And of course, the earth's moon provides the smile. The planets have no control to my destiny but I did enjoy the sight as did people accross the globe. One even got a photo of the smiley with a nose.
"While they appeared to be close together, in reality they weren't. The crescent moon is 403,000km away while Venus is 149.5 million kilometres away and Jupiter 870 million kilometres.

The unusual astronomical event was observed for several hours early on Monday evening. It will be another five years before it appears again."

Hope I will still be alive then. kekek

1st Day of the last month of 2008

1st December is World Aids Day. I just did a self-test questionnaire in my company's intranet and must admit that am proud to work in a company that has a policy and proactive towards people living with AIDS. I worked under MAC before during my undergraduates days. Do check out the website.

1st December is also a time for reflection. I will be posting 31 reflections on 2008 to mark my 31st year of existence on earth.

Finally, we talked about stigma of HIV/ AIDS patients and I could not resist sharing this by a chap called Bukhari Hood on the turmoil that Malaysian "rational thinking' Muslims face currently on fatwa. While fatwa in many countries are advisory, fatwa in Malaysia becomes a law and have legal implications ( jail etc.) . Have a good read with his parody.

Makin hari umat Islam makin ditindas dan dikongkong. Bukan oleh orang Cina, atau orang India atau orang Yahudi atau orang Kristian. Tetapi dianiya dan dikongkong oleh orang Islam/Melayu sendiri. Please read on.

Selepas fatwa pengharaman yoga, fatwa-fatwa yang akan datang adalah seperti berikut :

Disember 2008
Orang Islam dilarang mandi di kolam renang awam. Di kolam renang awam, akan terdapat orang-orang yang bukan Islam yang memakai pakaian renang yang singkat dan mendedahkan aurat (terutamanya amoi-amoi china yang cun dan seksi). Ini boleh menjejaskan akidah orang Islam. Cara yang paling baik ialah kita haramkan orang Islam dari kolam renang awam.

Januari 2009
Orang Islam dilarang pergi ke Pulau Pinang. Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang adalah seorang yang bukan Islam and majoriti penduduk Pulau Pinang adalah orang yang bukan Islam. Apabila seorang Islam berada di Pulau Pinang, beliau mungkin terhidu bau char keoy tiaw yang dimasak oleh orang bukan Islam dan ini boleh merosakkan akidah kita. Cara yang paling baik ialah kita haramkan orang Islam dari pergi ke Pulau Pinang. Orang Islam yang kini tinggal di Pulau Pinang akan diberi elaun pindah sebanyak RM 3000 untuk membantu mereka berpindah ke negeri-negeri yang lain. Perpindahan ke negeri Kelantan dan Terengganu amat amat digalakkan.

Februari 2009
Orang Islam dilarang meminum root beer. Walaupun root beer tidak mengandungi alkohol, namun perkataan "beer" ini boleh menimbulkan keghairan dan kelakuan tidak senonoh di kalangan orang Islam. Dengan pengharaman root beer, orang Islam bolehlah meminum minuman ringan yang lain tanpa was-was. Ginger beer juga diharamkan. March 2009Orang Islam dilarang memakan di kedai Mamak. Walaupun mamak kebanyakkannya Islam, tetapi asal usul mereka adalah India dan ada kemungkinan terdapat unsur-unsur India di dalam perniagaan mereka seperti bercakap Tamil dan memakai seluar dalam buatan India. Untuk mengelakkan sebarang syak wasangka, mulai 1 Mac 2009, orang Islam dilarang dari memakan di kedai mamak (kecuali Tun Mahatir kerana dia sendiri mamak kelas I)

April 2009
Orang Islam dilarang bermain ping pong atau table tennis. Ping pong berasal dari negeri China dan oleh yang demikian, mungkin terdapat unsur-unsur agama Buddha atau Confuciusism di dalam permainan ping pong. Ornag Islam yang terlalu banyak bermain ping pong akan terjejas akidah mereka. Sebagai permainan alternatif, orang Islam digalakkan bermain sepak raga (tetapi bola raga mesti buatan Malaysia, bukan dari Thailand).

Mei 2009
Orang Islam yang berkerja dengan kerajaan dilarang mengambil gaji masing-masing. Ini kerana sebahagian besar pendapatan kerajaan adalah cukai pendapatan yang dibayar oleh syarikat-syarikat orang bukan Islam. Orang Islam digalakkan meminta sedekah dari orang Islam yang lain. Untuk memudahkan permintaan sedekah, bakal peminta sedekah digalakkan mencangkung di hadapan bangunan UMNO. Jun 2009Orang Islam dilarang keluar negara. Terdapat terlalu banyak godaan yang boleh meruntuhkan akhlak dan akidah orang Islam. Perkara ini telahpun dikaji dengan teliti hasil lawatan sambil belajar ke Bangkok oleh Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan baru-baru ini. Oleh yang demikian, orang orang Islam diminta menyerahkan balik paspot masing-masing ke jabatan immigresen secepat mungkin. Perjalanan keluar negara hanya dibenarkan untuk menteri-menteri dan orang kuat UMNO sahaja, itupun hanya jika diiringi oleh ahli Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan.

Julai 2009
Orang Islam dilarang berfikir di waktu siang. Kebanyakkan masalah jenayah dan maksiat wujud kerana orang-orang yang tak ada kerja berfikir yang bukan-bukan. Untuk membenteras maslah jeneyah dan maksiat, orang-orang Islam mulai 1 Julai 2009, dilarang dari menggunakan otak mereka diwaktu siang. Pemikiran mereka akan dipantau oleh Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan dengan menggunakan sekumpulan specially trained monkeys. Orang Islam boleh menggunakan otak mereka di waktu malam tetapi pemikiran dihadkan kepada perkara-perkara berkaitan dengan makan dan minum sahaja.

Please do not laugh.
Many of the above will become a reality if we do not do anything. The rational-thinking muslims in this country are simply not doing anything. We let a very small minority of narrow-minded idiots to control our lives.

We, especially the Malay muslims, are fast becoming a laughing stock worldwide. We are obsessed with the little little things. When there are so many important things remain to be done, why must the Fatwa folks spend their time on little things.. tomboys, yoga, etc, etc.

Why don't we ever hear anything from the Fatwa folks for social justice, eradicating corruption and poverty, protecting single mothers, helping the poor, educating the ummah, reducing racial polarization, protecting the environment or ensuring fairness in society. If you are a rationale, forward thinking muslim, please speak up. If you choose to remain silent, it only means that you agree with whatever is happening. And do not blame the non-muslims for all our troubles. We are asking for it.

I, for one yearn for the yesteryears where my friends and I can really mix regardless of creed, race nor stigma. The more we clustor our identity to distinct our differences, the more marginalized the Malaysian society will be. And I also agree that there are many issues stated by Bukhari that needs our attention.

The lady that was beaten up by PEWARIS -Malaysiakini

Update : Mysterious , gutsy lady stands firm.
Remember the incident where a woman was chased by pro-ISA supporters belonging to various “NGOs” last week? Well, she is at the vigil tonight. Want to guess how the crowd responds? Camera flashes pop all around and voices of appreciation are heard.
Yes, Ms M (as she wishes to be known) relives the horror of being punched, chased, and kicked at for voicing out her beliefs. Yes, she was alone that day. She recalls there were a few banners with “‘unbelievable and outrageous words” on them. Read more(Anil Netto)
We are the PEWARIS - Muacccckk
And so I read that a company of Islamic and Malay NGOs formed a body called PEWARIS to defend the use of detention without trial (ISA) and "urged the Government to act against groups which are asking for the abolition of the Internal Security Act (ISA)." (Malay, Muslim NGO logs report )

I am more interested in the reporter's observation of a sideshow that happened. There are just too many organisations formed nowadays who called themselves NGOs but did nothing but demonstrate, demonize than real social work/ social justice work.

Who can this women be? Is she ok? was my reaction when I read this report.

"During the gathering, a woman who was standing at an overhead pedestrian bridge shouted obscenities at the group.
Some members of the group responded with shouts while others chased her before they were stopped by policemen.
The group lodged another report against the woman at the police station."

And today, I chance upon a set of photographs that aghast me with photos and comments made by the photographer ( which seemed to be a favourite among UMNO events.

"Ini lah wanita Cina yang menyebabkan kekecohan berlaku sebelum perarakan bermula. Mula2 nya wanita ini merungut kepada kami (jurufoto) yang berada diatas jejantas. Dia kata "Blardy unfair. When you alll Malays apply you get (permit la gamak nya) When the opposition apply they reject. Blardy racist". Kemudian dia turun dan pergi berdepan dengan budak2 yang sedang berkumpul untuk berarak. Berlaku lah jerit menjerit diantara mereka. "

She got a slap.
She was chased, roughed and tripped. Any policeman to help?
Nobody is helping her. The crowd zooms in. Where is the police?
She got to her car to flee the mob. The mob follows and whacks her car. The songkok man was doing a jumping kick at the windscreen.
She sped off. I would be terrified of my life after this incident. Esp. that her number plate is so glaringly taken, she better be careful as this mob acts like the lord of the town. Even the police do not dare to act against these UMNO link people.
Apparently, they have police permit, as defended by Syed Hamid Albar. Am sure that the permit allows them to stop the traffic and create real troubles for the rakyat. Surely, the ANTI ISA virgil which involves candle lighting and Negaraku Singing is more dangerous.

How is this possible? I am not the defender of the chinese lady as she could have been more senseful in reading the situation and the group's reaction. Though she has erred, that does not justify the beating and the torture that she has to undergo. What happened to the mob that attacked her? What happen to the man that slapped her? Are PEWARIS trully believe that it has the moral ground to do what they did? Are they really representing their religion and race or has this brought shame to the very dear things that they champion? And to a lady?! Kissing the keris is one thing, anger fueled mob attack is another.

Musings to self

I have nothing to say about the yoga fatwa, than to be called names. Though I do feel that many other things are more important like smoking, corruption, detention without trial etc.
My posting would reflect on some interesting reflection from my recent foray to the younger-worlds - by being a facilitator in a teenager camp. Participants come from small towns and are pretty much less influenced by popular culture.. so i tot.

1. Cam whoring - Yes, the new yuppies like to take photos of each other. And they seemed to pick up a bad trait from me in taking 'natural' photos. 'Natural photos' means taking photos of others when they did not notice. Whoops..

Yes, my 'natural' shot was taken when people were not paying attention. Could do with more light in this shot.

And the girls pick up the bad habit to follow. They seemed to have fun chasing each other & shoot them for a laugh. All naturale of course.

2. Screaming - If you have been to a canto-pop concert, you will be able to hear screams and shrills of post pubercent girls at their heart throbs. And I find to my amusement that it is prevalent among a segment of the girls. They would line up and shout at the mountain, the trees and any guys that were teasing them. Like a systematic bombardment of eardrums.

What? My ear is bleeding..

But I did enjoy the moment when it happened to head towards my direction when we said goodbye. Wow, felt like a moviestar. ha

3. Japanese lingo- So neh .... and the ever 'cute' peace sign.

4. Stephen Chow humour - the guys like to do humours ala Stephen Chow. Cross dressing, scolding with upraised voice, ironic face is part of the game.

Best dressed man as women ever. And he acted extremely well with his hand movements.

5. Gang Bang - I find it unusual for a group of girls to be excited about 'gang bangs' and recording it on their camera phone. I guess they had a rough pile on game the night before and I prefer not to know. At those age, I was trying to find out the meaning of masturbation with great difficulty. I would not be too surprised if the clip ends up in youtube.

They really cracked me up with their antics.

Anyway, these are all good kids who study hard, play harder. Most of them are good at many things and am glad to be a small part of their acquiantences. They have good potential to be whatever they want to be. Qing Ting ( below) just won a social award even though she is just in Form 3. And she also won a drawing competition that allows her to go to HK next month. And of course, she take her studies seriously. So, no politics this time but a solute to the future.

"I told you so"

2 things that happen over the week that reaffirms my thought that the world is evil and are unjust for those who are kind. I just want to scream " I told ya so" as what I blogged about came true.

1: Razak Baginda's judgement is not appealed by the prosecutor. The prosecutor made a strong statement after they lost that they will, and I said that it was a 'show'. After a blogger checked with the court and found out that there was still no appeal lodged, the AG people came out with a simple statement that they are not going to appeal . The AG is keeping quiet and hoped that nobody will notice and the reason for not appealing is also flimsy. Is Razak Baginda going to sue the government now for wrong detention? According to this scrip, he will not.

2: Penans help the 2 Petronas chaps who were lost, and in return they will loose their rights when the 500 km pipeline to Bintulu is done ironically by Petronas.... AND not get adequate treatment AND their womenfolk taken advantage of with half hearted attempt to help the victims.

I wish I am wrong about such things but in Malaysia, the rich and powerful rules. Abdul Razak can admit to adultary and JAKIM kept quiet. The UMNO Chief Justice can admit to bribing judges and ACA did not act against it. I guess the rich and powerful must be sniggering at the poor people and says .."I told ya so that I will win at the end of the day"

Good Syed, Bad Syed

Who is the good Syed?

Justice Datuk Syed Ahmad Helmy Syed Ahmad or Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar ?

I know who is the bad Syed ... and he should resign.

Welcome back RPK!


3 Non-politics related rantings

Well, after the 'judgement' on Razak Baginda and the helicopter judgement that suspiciously favour certain parties, I am too tired to rant about the silly UMNO government anymore. However, here are some 'weird' things that I came about with my camera phone.
Location: Guoman Hotel in Port Dickson. This Malay gentlemen with a younger chinese lady who was very touchy with him. Of course, he was more than touchy and he dance funny. It is all ok except that he looks like Ghafar Baba. Would it be one of Ghafar Baba's son? They disappeared to the rooms after that. Ahem...Location: Port Dickson Pasar Malam , 6th Mile on Saturday during puasa time.
Kid helping his brother to take a nap while the parents pack up.

Location: North south highway, after Nilai.
After a few hours, the PLUS people still can't come out with a simple solution to either clear out the lorry or open a mitigating path. So, people pay to jam-loh.

Location: St Paul's hill in Malacca.
Damn it! This businessman was in the church and uses can's of paints to do his artwork business. Isn't he desecrating a historical monument? (I guess no authority cares if people desecrate church). Ali Rustam, do something!
Location: Dorsett Regency KL.
On ground floor and wanting to do my 'business'. Happily squatting on the toilet and I saw some movement on the floor. The spanking and reflective floor was showing something that I do not dream to see ... another man masturbating. Ponder if I should wait at the front door to see who comes out but no la.... my mind has been disturbed enough.

And as expected, Razak Baginda is free!

Abdul Razak Baginda is free!
The 2 other ikan bilis cops will be on trial , possibily facing death but quite surely be acquited.

Incoming PM, Najib will not be able to fend himself from accusations after his sms with Shafee was leaked out and promising that things will be ok at the end.

Najib 2 Shafee Date: 16/11/2006 10:53:50
Pls do not say anything to the press today. i will explain later. RB will have to face a tentative charge but all is not lost.

Yep, it works out well in the end. The trial is a sham with AG chamber and prosecution doing a terrible job of looking interested to charge RB. Now, they will pretend interested in appealing. The UMNO Chief Justice has served his master well.

I honestly wish RB well as I do not think that he is quilty. He could not have ordered the killings but is part of the equation. The chain of events would probably prompt a closer look at his charge.

So then, who ordered the UTK officers to kill Allantunya?
What is the motive ?

Perhaps that is why Justice Ian Chin has decided to resign than to suffer the embarassment being a member of the tarnished justice system. Malaysian court system is a joke to the rest of the world!


We are sorry Mr Sharibuu. He was too shocked at the verdict. Perhaps he was hoping that what everybody is saying about our court system is false. Perhaps he is hoping that money and influence would not impair justice. Perhaps he was hoping that his daughter's conversion to Islam would make the Muslims be sympathetic and ask for Islamic justice to be given.

Yes, all Kafirs are treated like dogs.

Baram inaundated by rain.

Updated: I have contacted a local Sarawakian church network to explore raising fund for the victims. Interested to contribute some money? Contact me. Thanks
Flood water can reach until just below the 2nd level of the house.

Most of the longhouses and settlements affected by the floods are located near rivers, he stressed.

“That is why when the river swells, the settlements are inundated very fast. However, many of these houses and longhouses have an upper floor, so those families affected by floods are still safe.

Rest of the report

I wonder how are the rest of the villagers .. and my adopted family in Long Panai.
And wonders how the more interior-ed people are surviving? When I was in Long Bemang, the waterline can reach until 2 metre high.

And I saw that there are crocodiles in Baram. .. ulp

RM5 billion to Valuecap? Register your protest at KWSP website

Updated: Here is the reply. At least there is some job for these people to do, but what kind of answer is this? geezz..

Dear Mr,

Thank you for your query dated 25th October 2008.

Refer to the announcement made by the DPM on Valuecap Sdn Bhd,for your information, as for now EPF does not have futher information regarding this matter.

We are pleased to inform you that we really appreciate your comments on the services provided by the EPF to the members for our future enhancement.

Your query is very much appreciated.
Thank you.


With Kind Regards,

Customer Service Executive

For any queries and further information, please call our EPF Call Centre at 03-8922 6000 or visit our nearest EPF office. You may also wish to search for more information through our website at

If you are pissed with the misuse of public fund, suspiciusly to prop up UMNO linked companies .. try registering your displeasure their website.

Here is a sample of mine.

I would like to register my complain against the usage of my pension money by EPF that was forced by government to be loaned to a non transparent, non accountable speculative ( gambling ) entity called Valuecap. This company does not have a transparent declaration on its operation & performance and would have difficulty getting this loan approved by any banking / financial institutions.It is even more discouraging to find out that the value of previous loan disbursed to Valuecap has gone down from RM10 billion to RM5 billion.

1.There is risk getting involved in this investment.
2. The money could be used better and any loss of this amount would affect contributors like me. Already EPF has maintained that it will find difficulty maintaining its performance.
3. EPF already have an investment arm and could earn more using the RM5 billion than a lousy percentage.

Fish is Sungei Way

I was down to my old company today for a meeting.

Sungei Way Free industrial zone has always been grey-ist on my mind. Of course, the smog and smokes from moving vehicles would not help. Spending more that 5 years here means that I do know how physically dirty the place can be and what chemicals that these companies do carry in their operation.

Anyway, I parked my car in the only available car park that I can find. Moving carefully beside the rain water drain, i suddently see movements below. Omigosh... fishes. Not one, but many. Wow, how can these fishes survive if not already mutanized to the environment. Of perhaps, the good work done by the Sungei Way companies are bearing the intended results.

Speaking of fish, i went back to myh apartment in Flora Damansara and chance upon a sticker advertising " Fish Spa" in one of the apartments. Wow, hope it is not the chichlid variety. I called up the enquire and the chinaman was put off by his rudeness. Would have been an interesting photo find.

As much as Digi likes the duck, i like my fish.

How I wish that I was wrong?

Photo from . "I am the King! All bow down"

I am a forgiving person. So, when people suggest that Najib is a racist because waaaaaaaaayyy back in 1987 when he was young and positing himself to be the UMNO Youth leader, he promised to 'bathe his keris with chinese blood".. I gave Najib a bit more leeway. Reasoned that he was young, raw and being an opportunist then. You can't expect him to bathe his keris in Malay / Indian Muslim / Kadazan blood, cause it would not be 'cool'. Chinese is the enemy, the jew. That was when Musa Hitam- Razaleigh Hamzah combo was trying to be more Malay than the Indian Muslim- Chinese Malay ( Ghafar BABA- get it?) combo. After many special assignments (because of his heritage) and moving up the enchelons of power, reckons that he would be wiser by now.

Oh ... am I wrong! A day after visitings its supposed Chinese Party ally and shaking hands/ kissing and got his butt licked by Ong Kah Ting as 'berwibawa", he came out of the meeting and showcase his manifesto which would shape his plan as a PM.

“I will defend the supremacy of the Malays until the last drop of my blood if I win the mandate of the delegates to become the next Umno president at election to be held in March 2009. This is the solemn promise I made to my late father before he died”.

If anybody else that this UMNO royalty talks about blood letting, that person will be stoned and put in jail. His royalty blood is definately more important than the normal working Chinese people blood. And the Kayans, the orang asli, the cocos, the etc. are definately not important to this Najib chap as anybody who goes against him will be 'destroyed".

"I will also not hesitate to use all means to destroy elements that can threaten the stability and peace of the country.”

And here, Susan succintly detailed out our future Prime Minister in Waiting's character.

The King of Scandals and Denials. Oh, the first person who tells me how many times he swore of his innocence in his speech will win a price. haha.
Does he expect the normal-blooded rakyat to just believe his swearings? So, he thinks that he is the King of Malaysia and all lesser people will need to kowtow to his sayings and doings as in medieval times. Yes, he is the King of Scandals and denials.

Is our Judiaciary system in order?

Photo from
Another case lost by our Public prosecutor. And as i read some of the facts that surface in this case, it is surely an immobalizing verdict to the family of Nuru Huda. The court is not cruel, the public prosecutors did not do their job and have failed them.

Would the new Chief Justice, who is an UMNO man do any better?

Will Gani Patail, tainted by many cases especially the Anwar Ibrahim case provide the ethical and competence compass for his staff? Updated : Read about the man of Gani Patail.

The answer is a resounding "NO". Both man would not be able to surpass their political masters and do the necessary rights. And in the effect, the rights of common people like those of Nurul Huda Abdul Ghani would continue to be transgressed. Justice would not prevail and people may turn to other areas to obtain their justice. "Mohd Abbas looked stunned after the court interpreter explained the decision to him". - The Malaysian public is also stunned at the incompetence of our courts.

NURUL HUDA'S MURDER AND RAPE: Security guard escapes gallowsPUTRAJAYA (Oct 16, 2008) : A former security guard, Mohd Abbas Danus Baksan, who was found guilty of murdering 10-year-old Nurul Huda Abdul Ghani in Johor four years ago escaped the gallows after the Federal Court here today set aside the conviction and sentence.

The court, however, upheld the 20 years jail and 24 strokes of the rotan imposed by the Johor Baru Sessions Court for raping the girl, to which he had pleaded guilty. But he escapes the caning because he is now 52 years old.

In allowing Mohd Abbas's appeal, Court of Appeal President Tan Sri Zaki Tun Azmi said he agreed with the defence submission that there was a third person involved in the case.
"Therefore all the circumstantial evidence adduced by the prosecution does not irresistibly point to the guilt of the appellant (Mohd Abbas)," he said in reversing the decisions of the Court of Appeal and the High Court.

Mohd Abbas looked stunned after the court interpreter explained the decision to him.

Is it ok to suggest killing of an assembleyman?

Photo from
In its paranoia to defend itself, Utusan Melayu has created the first rate offence that even decent newspapers in third world countires are not able to do, suggest the killing of an assembleyman to the public. Utusan Malaysia is a daily newspaper that is well read by Malaysians of Malay ethnicity and is owned by UMNO who are facing a credibility challenge. So far, this newspaper is infallible, uncontestable and seemed out of reach by law due to obvious reason.

The public feud between Utusan Malaysia and Teresa Kok has taken a criminal outlook with the newspaper actively or at least abetting the creation of a writting that has the female character killed in the end by a disenchanted youth to protect the Malay and Islam. The female character was named YBJ ( Member of Parliament Josephine) with almost exect circumstances as YB Teresa Kok.

Does Islam and Malay require protection using gun and violence?

I like to believe not. If the Muftis and Malay leaders are silent on this, it will be viewed as a consent and agreement to use force as suggested by this irresponsible writer. Rationale and right thinking Malaysians should stand up against such force de jour. The Malaysian police are already not giving any protection to this lady, and we do fear for her safety.

Utusan Melayu has claimed to champion the Malay agenda. It has written an article that resulted in Teresa Kok being unjustly jailed under Internal Security Act. Even Rocky Bru tried to defend this newspaper, incurring a record number of responses in disagreement. Would this article resulted in Teresa Kok being injured or maimed? If Utusan can be let off the first time, it could too on the second transgression. And this time, it may cost Teresa more than her liberty. Malay agenda should not be promoted above the cost of private independence and the right to live.

Malaysia continue to pressure the natives

Life is so unfair for those who are in the dumps. The fact that Malaysia is a signatory to the UN Convention on Native rights are just a showcase without substance. Oral Asal ( aborigines ) continue to be persecuted and sidelined by the Malay-led government of UMNO they are seeking your help. (Here and memorandum)

Penans were the roamers of the forest in the interior of Sarawak, where the Punans are the variant of Penans who have moved to the cities. My experience in knowing them has been a mixed bag of emotions, with them asking us to visit their long ( long house). We have since give some monies to aid the long house that was burned down. Seemingly, they continued to be harrassed by logging companies tied to local politicians and subjected to the ridiculous plan to build 12 dams in Sarawak. After allegations of rape of women, a half hearted police who initially did not act on the report, dismised the NGO's report and even dare to suggest Bruno Manser( or other caucasions) is involved with inpregnating local Penans.

"Interestingly, we came across a woman in Long Kerong, believed to be not more than 30 years old, who appears to be Eurasian."

"Jalin said the police who interviewed teachers from the two schools in the area found no evidence to support the allegation." ( Just go to 2 schools and that is the truth? )

The denial was then debunked by a little known media lady who affirms that it is the "tip of the iceberg." What is the police going to do now?

Islamisation of this state continues with repeated, perhaps purposeful neglect by the Federal Government.

Who are the “Other Bumiputera” and Other Ethnic Groups” in Sabah? According to an answer to Teresa Kok (DAP Seputeh), the PM Department said that there are 436,300 “Other Bumiputera” and 143,500 “Other Ethnic Groups” in Sabah. These constituted 25.9 percent of the Sabah population.

And that is not all. The covert operation will be overted thru the 'bastardized" JHEOA ( Jabatan Hal Ehwal Orang Asli) who continues to go against the spirit of its establishment. This is the department that is headed by non local natives and surely have its own partisan agenda.

The statement by the Federal Rural Development Minister that the government may extend the Aboriginal Affairs Department (JHEOA) to Sabah is worrying.He said that the success of JHEOA in West Malaysia is a reason to have the JHEOA extended to Sabah. What success is he talking about?

I am not sure if the Orang Asli in general are as successful as the other races.The extension of JHEOA may also mean West Malaysian officers administering the rural folks of Sabah. This is also very worrying.The demolition of a number of Orang Asli churches in West Malaysia shows that the JHEOA cannot protect the religion of the Orang Asli.Sabahans should say a loud ‘No' to this attempt to place the natives of Sabah within the jurisdiction of a federal department run by non-natives of Sabah.

West Malaysia
JHEOA continues to be a lame duck with little care for the people that they are supposed to protect and champion.

The plight of a Semai Orang Asli community in Ulu Slim, Perak, over the loss of their ancestral land is likely to remain unresolved unless the current owner is willing to surrender the rights to the site in question. (Malaysiakini)

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USD600 million for 12 choppers while it can get 197 choppers for India -Malaysiakini

Wow, India managed to obtain 197 helicopters for the same price and even manage to get them to invest in India. Eurocopter is already present in Subang Jaya and it would not be too hard for them to assemble it locally ala CBU. If people are terrified of buying French cars due to their erratic maintainence prospensity, wonder why we decide on a French helicopter?
The Eurocopter Cougar EC725 was one of four aircraft shortlisted by RMAF. The other three were the Sikorsky S92, Agusta Westland EH-101 Merlin and the Russian-made Mil Mi-17 Hip.
The manufacturers all bid for the contract in an open international tender held during the last Langkawi International Maritime and Air Show.It was reported that the government had allocated US$600 million (RM1.93 billion) to buy an initial fleet of 12 helicopters, which will be in service until 2050. Eight are planned for RMAF's Nuri replacement programme. (

"The Eurocopter Group, a subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co (EADS), almost had the US$600 million 197-helicopter deal in the bag. Technical trials had been completed and price negotiations were in progress with Indian defense ministry officials. The European company was to supply 60 helicopters made in France and Germany over the next three years, with the balance of 137 helicopters to be manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) at its Bangalore facility under a transfer of technology agreement." ohhh for 197 flying things, how many we get for that same amount?

Maybe the Malaysian version have all the top of the end gadgets that would not be used, too sophisticated for our repairman ( who will be sent to France to be trained for 6 months for another few million ringgit, but come back 'tak tahu' cause they no speaketh French or English) , gold trimmings and all. Heck, even throw in a few round trips to cut ribbon or commision the tayar.

Contrast the reasons given with the reported testing by India. What is the stated 'need' and why Eurocopter performs better than the other 3 models?

"Indian defence specialists selected the Eurocopter 350B3 reconnaissance model over Bell's LongRanger after an intensive testing period." (AFP)

"Mindef has taken into consideration its needs and Eurocopter presented the best option among all the bidders."(NST)

And, the latest is that the selection is reviewed due to the presense of middlemen. Is our purchase price so extensively expensive because of the presense of middle man? There are already grapevines speculating the involvement of Kamaluddin Abdullah, the son of the Abdullah Badawi who just took over the Defense portfolio in this deal. Strong smell of corruption...

India's army may scrap a 600-million-dollar deal for 197 helicopters from an EADS unit because of complaints about the bidding process and the role of agents, an official said Sunday. (AFP)

Thank God for internet so that minnions like me can check out what other countries are paying for their military hardware. Anybody wants a Mil Mi?

We respect your religion.. shucks

The Aussie-run Roo Bar on Pattaya's Walking Street is doing its bit for the world and showing the ultimate respect to Islam. Truth be told, most bars should have such signs, which demonstrate a clear respect for the Islamic religion. Looking at some the grizzled truckies sitting around Roo bar, I don't doubt the message is rigidly enforced. The problem is, the moron who erected this sign mistook all Arabs for being Islamic, which they are not. There *are* Christian Arabs for example.

Insulting an EGG? UMNO, how low can you get?


Report lodged against Teresa Kok for insulting egg

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 24, 2008) : The Seputeh Umno Youth division lodged a police report today against Seputeh MP Teresa Kok, claiming she had insulted the Royal Malaysian Police and the egg, which is an essential food of the underprivileged.

The division’s deputy head Alawi Dahalin and several other members lodged the report at the Brickfields police station.

Alawi said he had heard Kok complain about the food she was given while detained under the ISA, at a press conference at the DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya, shown on the night news on TV on Sept 20, a day after she was released from custody.

He said Kok had said the food she was served was "fit only for dogs". ( She actually said that the food is better slightly better than for the dogs, but who cares if the play of word is more important)

"By saying this, she had insulted the police and the poor. Eggs are an important food for low-income earners and the poor. As an elected representative of the people she should not have said that," he said.

UMNO really is scraping the bottom of the barrel. In the English Newspaper, they were talking about ISA review/ repeal/ ethics. In Utusan, they were talking about eggs and Teresa's alleged insult. What a contrast of academic intelligence. After Muhammad Taib's claim that Teresa insulted the poor by insulting the eggs, the so called Malays NGOs came in with their own statements. If Muhammad Taib is so caring to the poor, perhaps he can spend some Aussie Millions that he brought back to Malaysia undeclared to them.

UMNO is defending the rights of chicken, ducks and other animals now.

Free ISA detainee!

Picture from here

No to ISA.
It is a draconian law that is unjust and need to be repealed! Even the Patriot Act is being challenged in the US and internationally. At least they have an avenue and an independent branch of the government to provide check and balance.

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