Monday, November 10, 2008

The Brilliant PDRM Strikes Again

Yesterday evening I was coming down from the Klang DAPSY AGM at 11pm when Ean Yong who chaired the meeting received an SMS informing him that Tony Pua , Weng San and Way Kheng had been detained at IPK PJ. After a quick face wash, I called Uncle Sunny to see where they were. To my surprise, he had also been arrested.

Unsure of the way to get there,I called Uncle Francis and fortunately he was not detained. Parking, saw a large crowd waiting outside.Bumped into Sarah, PA to YB Charles, and learnt a lady had been pushed down and left with 4 stitches to the head and that YB Charles was inside helping her file a FIR. To my bigger surprise, Rosnizam, my friend from Suara Keadilan was also detained for asking questions. YB Ronnie Liu was also arrested, apparently only for calling the CPO unprofessional. YB Ronnie was not even at the protest, but appeared only at the police station.

We walked up the side of the police station where we saw some 30 armed FRU people surrounding this group of 20 something vicious, dangerous people in the middle who were armed with handphones mineral water bottles.If you didn’t know better, you would think they were in the middle of a police march for a National Day Parade.Then I got the shocker. Fr Leonard and Fr OC Lim were there, and to my bigger surprise, I saw a guy in a cassock walking up and down in detention. It was Fr Paulino Mirinda, parish priest of Divine Mercy Shah Alam. Great, now PDRM is up for detaining men of the cloth as well.

YB s Teo Nie Ching, Gobind Singh, Liew Chin Tong, Hannah Yeoh, Jenice Lee, Khalid Samad and Loh Gwo Burne were all there.

Met up with Shen, Aloysius, Chris and Terence had a drink with Sarah and concluded we had 24 detainees, including a councilwoman, an exco (of the state he was detained in), an MP( of the very constituency), an ADUN from a nearby constituency , a reporter who asked questions, a videographer who was just doing his job, and the bill for this whole shenanigan is passed on to the taxpayer.

Kudos, PDRM for yet another brilliant use of public funds.Now if you’d just do your actual job that we pay you for, viz catch criminals, fight crime and find missing children instead of kicking elected representatives and arresting citizens.

Was also wondering, the right corner of the crown in the PDRM logo is 'Alif Lam Lam Ha' and the left is the Prophet's name. I wonder what they think.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Why does this always happen to me?

My beloved, trusty rugged Kancil, that I have been oh-so-reluctant to change has been thorugh hell with a devil like me driving it.Three flying rocks from lorries, two head on accidents and now to add to the list of 'Reasons to Change my Car', a stupid dog.

After yesterday's Anti ISA Run meeting, I drove over convoy style with Ching and Fu Haw to go grab something to eat at Bkt Tinggi.A dog suddenly runs past my car. I slam the brakes. Dog hits car. I feel a thud on my bumper, hear a whimper, feel something go under my car and a soft crack.Another whimper.I experience unbelievable heavy guilt for maiming/beheading/killing an innocent dog.So unable to pull over as there is no place to pull over (intersection) I drive off, feeling like well, a dog murderer.To top off this guilt is the fact that I am an animal lover and a dog person.

So when we pull over, I check my lights to see if there was blood, fur or maybe a decapitated dog's head with a tongue stuck out attached to my bumper.Ching parks his car next to mine and I asked him if he saw the dog die.

His answer "No la, the fella ran past you stop, stare at your car then run off"

I went blank followed by a loud WTF.Then I look at my car bumper. No blood, no fur, no decapitated body parts, but my license plate was broken.I went from guilty to pissed, and from 'poor dog' to 'idiot dog'.

For confirmation I asked Ching again "Did it limp?" "No, it was running".

Unless the dog was trained for the special pet olympics I think it was a safe estimate the dog survived. And I am RM 10 poorer for the license plate.

Stupid canine.Can cock stare me some more.Oh well.At least I am not a dog killer la.Then again I do like Korean and Vietnamese food....

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

From Jolin's FB Post

Dear Red States:

We've decided we're leaving. We intend to form our own country, andwe're taking the other Blue States with us.In case you aren't aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon,Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and all theNortheast. We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation, andespecially to the people of the new country of New California.

To sum up briefly: You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.We get stem cell research and the best beaches.We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood. We get Intel andMicrosoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole' Miss.We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs. Youget Alabama.We get two-thirds of the tax revenue, you get to make the red statespay their fair share.Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get abunch of single moms.Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war,and we're going to want all our citizens back from Iraq at once.If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they're apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, andthey don't care if you don't show pictures of their children's caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq , and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we're not willing to spend our resources in Bush's Quagmire.

With the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percentof the country's fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce, 92 percent of the nation's fresh fruit, 95 percent ofAmerica's quality wines, 90 percent of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur coal, all livingredwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schoolsplus Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health carecosts), 92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of the tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all SouthernBaptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh,Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia. We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

Additionally, 38 percent of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the war, the death penalty or gun laws, 44 percent say that evolution is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddamwas involved in 9/11 and 61 percent believe youare people with higher morals then we lefties.Finally, we're taking the good pot, too. You can have that dirt weed they grow in Mexico

Peace out,

Blue States

Black Man in the White House

Three things that I never thought I'd live to see in local politics- Non Malays support PAS and Malays support DAP. And PKR to form an actual agenda. Two out of three has happened

Three things I never thought I'd live to see in international politics- Mugabe get knocked out of office, Musharaff embrace Christianity and a black man takes over the White House. Two out of three has happened.

After all that's been happening, people should not be so surprised at all. After all, the African Americans have basically beaten the Caucasian Americans at their own game. Morgan Freeman-Best Actor. Denzel Washington- Best Looking Actor. Halle Berry- Actor everyone wants to sleep with. Tiger Woods- Golf Player/Actor.Chris Brown.-Brilliant Comedian.And now Barack Obama.

Now I'm waiting for a black Pope, a black Ku Klux Klan leader, a black religion founder and a black lacrosse champion.

While we're there and since we already have a white rapper, we might as well add a white Black Panther, a white NAACP president.

We're halfway to racial equality :D

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The tale of two houses

A close friend of mine asked me the other day why am I in the DAP when earlier on I seemed closer to the PKR folk.Well, its simply because the notion of a Malaysian Malaysia fixates me.Sure, it may seem idealistic, lofty and even unattainable to many, yet I believe eventually people will see the wisdom in the idea, which is shared by many, yet professed by few.

Its almost taboo to suggest equality among races in Malaysia.The sanctity of Malay rights and the sacredness of the Islamic religion has been placed in such a high pedestal, yet one built on falsehoods, lies and ideas so brittle, a mere sneeze would send the pedestal crashing down, and leave the rakyat agape with what really lies behind the pedestal.

Sure, the Internet helped unmask many of these lies.The pedestal shook a little and many got an ugly glimpse of what was behind.The so-called Muslim champions of faith were not so holy anymore.PAS, the Taliban of Malaysia did not seem so radical anymore.DAP, the Malaysian Satan did not seem so demonic anymore.And PKR, the frail and meek party did not seem so fragile anymore.That was only with a small tremor.

A tremor that revealed that an Islamic state did not mean hosting the most number of halal conventions when the bosses making the money would use the money on bottles of Moet Chandon to celebrate later.Nor that did the Malay rights enshrined in the Constitution that many were feverishly fighting to defend did little to help the average Malay on the street when petrol prices skyrocketed last year.Yet Mercedes driving the 'Ketua Bahagian', 4WD driving 'Ketua Cawangan' and Toyota driving 'Ketua Puteri' did not seem much affected by the change in fuel prices.

So then the packs of lies begin to unravel, only fuelled faster by a dissenting groundswell and increasingly impotent government, only then does members of the government scramble to their feet, while trying to kick their rivals down.And together they try to rebuild the tilted shack once a mighty bungalow called Barisan.Yet on the other side, we see that the dilapitated shack called Pakatan begin to rebuild itself and rebrand itself opposite the road into what looks like a habitable dwelling place.Tenants are beginning to find the other house more attractive.

And suddenly, a Malaysian Malaysia seems a plausible idea.

Perhaps the day will soon come where people identify themselves by nationality first.I am a Malaysian Christian Chindian and not in the reverse order.The species is supposed to be before the genus.

Perhaps even the day where people stop being ignorantly redundant in saying 'Malaysia, termasuk Sabah dan Sarawak'. It sounds as stupid and ackward as 'Malaysia, termasuk Perlis dan Perak' or 'Malaysia, termasuk Johor dan Melaka'

Perhaps even the day where freedom of religion, including freedom from religion if one so chooses, will finally be commonplace in Malaysia.

Perhaps when people are judged by their merits and not the colour of their skin or the type of prayers he or she chooses to recite in the morning.Or if he or she starts the morning reading Nietzche.

Perhaps when the phony pedestal falls.Hopefully.Someday.Soon.