Monday, September 29, 2008
Forwarded email. I couldn't google anything that debunked this true story. In fact, I came across a site that talks about it. Check it out here.
Read and laugh!
This is a true story from the Japanese Embassy in USA
A few years ago, Prime Minister Mori was given some Basic
English conversation training before he visited Washington and
met president Bill Clinton.
The instructor told Mori: 'Prime Minister, when you shake
hand with President Clinton, please say, 'How are you?'
Then Mr. Clinton should say, ' I am fine, and you?'
Now you should say, 'Me too.'
Afterwards we, translators, will do all the work for you.'
It looks quite simple, but the truth is....
When Mori met Clinton, he mistakenly said 'Who are you?'
Mr. Clinton was a bit shocked but still managed to react with humour:
'Well, I am Hillary's husband, ha..ha..ha..'
Then Mori replied confidently 'Me too, ha..ha..ha..'
Then there was a long silence in the meeting room.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
In May this year, petrol bombs thrown at DAP HQ in Ipoh.
In early August, Molotov cocktails were thrown unto the former residence of Bar Council president S Ambiga after the controversial forum on inter-marriages.
Today, petrol bombs attack on Kok's home.
Obviously, the three targets mentioned above must have been politically or religiously motivated.
Doesn't the police have intelligence for these three cases??? Aren't petrol bombers terrorists? I think the ISA can be used effectively to detain any suspected petrol bombers. Come on police. Start your catch now. Stop preying on easy victims like Raja Petra, Teresa Kok and the Chinese reporter.
My mother-in-law called and asked in an urgent tone, 'What milk is Janson drinking? Dumex...Nestle...'
As soon as she hit Nestle, I said, 'Nestle! Lactogen 1!' Relieved to hear that, she further stressed that only Dumex, Nestle and MeadJohnson milk products were safe. Then, she directed me to the website of Ministry of Health for more information.
I paid a visit to the website. Needless to say, there is a main site purely dedicated - a 'Bilik Gerakan Melamine'. In English, Melamine Operative Room.
Personally, I think there is a need to be cautious but not too cautious. Say 'NO' to lactophobia!
Though the Umno supreme council has put off party polls and its AGM to March 2009, Pak Lah may still want to defend his president post. He has two weeks to decide before the divisions begin their meetings on Oct 9. (S0urce: Malaysiakini)
If Pak Lah decides to defend, his fate lies in the quota of 58 divisions. Will he get it?
At press conference, he fumbled when asked on why the party polls had to be delayed to March next year. “Err... memberi apa... apa perkataan tadi... laluan.. (Err... give what... what’s the word just now... way...),” he said, before turning to Najib, who whispered “to facilitate an early transition”. (Source: Malasiakini)
Hmm...I really wish they hadn't push Pak Lah so hard...just stick to the 2010 plan. Poor Pak Lah!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
They also said Abdullah was likely to take long leave, perhaps for a month, from Oct 8 or 9 onwards to refresh himself before returning to prepare Najib for the premiership and party presidency.
Hmm...is this the game plan to delay or to stall the 'takeover' plan?
Can a motion and vote of no-confidence be made if the PM is on leave and absent from Parliament?
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Nothing happened. True in a sense that no takeover of government. How do I feel now? A bit disillusioned, no doubt. Disappointed? Yes. Despair? No.
I still hope that the winds of change will sweep through this nation. Who would have thought that one day, the wall of Berlin would finally come down?
Today, Anwar appealed to Malaysian citizens, particularly those who wanted to see a change, to understand this and be a bit more patient because Pakatan Rakyat did not want to transgress the constitution, rules and procedures. (Source: Malaysiakini) That's a wise move and if it takes time, it's really worth the wait! Yes, I will be a bit more patient...
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
There was an ACA report against Abdullah, Najib (Source: Malaysiakini) for alleged abuse of power since August 5. Any investigation done until now? Hmm...the question should be, 'Has investigation started in the first place?' The Star Online today says 'ACA investigating politicians over party hopping', obviously referring to the crossing over of MPs to Pakatan Rakyat. Why does ACA seem so swift to act in this case while it did nothing about the secret Umno-Pas talks not too long ago?
Is ACA trying to divert attention from the latest 'leak' from ex-Sabah Progressive Party(Sapp) deputy chief Raymond Tan who claimed that he stopped Abdullah who wanted ACA to arrest Yong after the Sapp president spearheaded a no-confidence vote against the premier? (Source: Malaysiakini)
Monday, September 22, 2008
Guess who else was at the press conference? The suspended Ahmad Ismail! Malaysiakini reported: Abdul Rashid clarified that Ahmad, who has since been appointed Bukit Bendera adviser, was allowed to attend because his suspension had not taken effect since he has yet to receive an official letter on the matter.
Wow!!! Adviser? Ok, I won't comment on that but The Star Online did say on Sept 10 regarding Ahmad Ismail:
The suspension is effective immediately.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
She started shopping for her stuff while I started to recall what I wanted to buy - something important but not urgent.
Then, she asked me to go and get the basket. So, I went to the entrance and got one.
On my way back to meet her, I just prayed, "Holy Spirit, please remind me what I wanted to buy..." I took a few more steps. Then, I had the urge to stop. My head turned right. Something caught my attention.
*TING* It was exactly the thing that I was trying so hard to remember to buy! What was it?
Samy Vellu said many Barisan Nasional "die-hards" among the Indian community had voted for the opposition in the last general election as they felt that the five Hindraf leaders had been detained unjustly.
Dear Samy still doesn't get it. Neither does Ong Ka Ting who said MCA to continue speaking up for Chinese in The Star Online. The Mar 8 general election proved that most Malaysians have rejected race-based politics. I wouldn't give a hoot even if the wakil rakyat in my constituency is a PAS guy as long as he genuinely serves the rakyat and is fair to all.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Where was I in September 1998?
I was just a bloke unaware of the political state at that time. All I knew was the hoo-ha about Anwar and his supporters taking to the street with shouts of 'Reformasi' and his sodomy case. The mainstream media did a good job. I was convinced that Anwar was the bad guy.
Forward 10 years.
Now I'm fully convinced (I'm sure many Malaysians too!) that we need more than 'Reformasi'. We need a change of government. The time is NOW!
Though it was a public holiday for Selangor, daddy and mommy had to work 'overtime'.
Daddy was in nanny's place while mommy worked from 9-5.
Thank God for so many who took care of him besides us:
Yeh yeh & mah mah
Gong gong & ah mah
Not forgetting ku cheh too!
Pakatan Rakyat’s relentless pursuit to take control of the central government from Barisan Nasional could well take the opposition coalition to Istana Negara.
Pakatan had already sought an audience with the constitutional monarch to stake its claim on the federal government by sending an official letter to the king a few days ago, PAS Parit Buntar MP Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa told an anti-ISA forum in Penang last night.
The King's advice is of expedience.
The rakyat wants nothing to ail.
My name will be great among the nations,
and in every place incense is going to be offered to My name,
and a grain offering that is pure;
for My name will be great among the nations,"
says the LORD of hosts.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Nevertheless, no Malaysian is free until ISA is abolished.
"I don't know what I've got into... I don't know what is the real reason (that) caused me to (be) put behind bars for one week," she told journalists as she left the police station. Kok, who is also the Selangor state executive council member, expressed that she was still slightly shaken but glad that she was released. "(There is) no reason at all to put me under ISA... What have I done? What have I said?" she asked. (Source: malaysiakini)
I bet that one-day stay in prison feels like one hundred days.
Maybe I'm exaggerating but then again, who would cherish confinement for doing no wrong?
His latest blog post is entitled 'FINANCIAL TURMOIL' (www.chedet.com)
Dr M's statement has added fuel to the fire of Anwar's statement:
As the incumbent prime minister actively holding office and exercising all executive powers, and as the outgoing finance minister, we hold him fully accountable for the current political turmoil and mismanagement of the nation’s economy. (Malaysiakini)
Dr M and Anwar complement each other too well!
In the meantime, Pak Lah is still doing what he does best - 'buat bodoh' ('FINANCIAL TURMOIL')
Thursday, September 18, 2008
So, let me speculate that Pakatan Rakyat may or may not take over the government.
I was 'puzzled' to read 'Don't speculate on gov't takeover, warn police' in Malaysiakini. The deputy police chief Ismail Omar held a special press conference today just to tell everyone not to spread rumours that there would be takeover of the government (by opposition).
Aiyo! There is no need to spread any rumour. By now, the whole world (well, maybe half the world) knows about the intention of Anwar-led Pakatan Raykat to take over the government.
I don't know what to think of our police lah. Please do something about the crime rate lah. Just yesterday my mom-in-law witnessed a snatch theft right in front of her house in broad daylight!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
At about 9 PM today, my wife showed me a SMS from her colleague that read: 'Pls pray tat anwar is not caught under the ISA. Cos latest news at bernama according to badawi or bodohwi, anwar is a threat to the country and economy.'
I was with friends at that time and told them about the SMS. One of them retorted, 'What nonsense! Anwar is not a threat to the nation. He's only a threat to the government. It's the people, the nation who wants change.'
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Personally, I have not been to any Malaysia Day celebration but I bet the one that was held last night at Kelana Jaya was the best ever since the birth of Malaysia.
I could feel myself drawn to the euphoria just by watching the video Pt 5: Anwar: We're ready to form new gov't on youtube.com/malaysiakini
After Anwar ended his speech, there were hails of 'Merdeka!' followed by the singing of the national anthem, 'Negaraku' with much gusto.
I wish I was there. Thankfully, there was coverage by malaysiakini and many more bloggers.
*Singing Malaysiaku, tanah tumpahnya darahku, rakyat hidup bersatu and maju, rahmat bahagia, Tuhan kurniakan, Raja kita selamat bertakhta!*
Wake up the mighty men,
Let all the men of war draw near,
Let them come up.
10 Beat your plowshares into swords
And your pruning hooks into spears;
Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’”
11 Assemble and come, all you nations,
And gather together all around.
Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O LORD.
12 “ Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
For there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations.
13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
Come, go down;
For the winepress is full,
The vats overflow—
For their wickedness is great.”
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and moon will grow dark,
And the stars will diminish their brightness.
16 The LORD also will roar from Zion,
And utter His voice from Jerusalem;
The heavens and earth will shake;
But the LORD will be a shelter for His people,
And the strength of the children of Israel.
17 “ So you shall know that I am the LORD your God,
Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain.
Then Jerusalem shall be holy,
And no aliens shall ever pass through her again.”
The Prophet Joel
Monday, September 15, 2008
Like an old tape recorder, he explained that the decision to use the tough security law, which allows detention without trial, was based on intelligence and observation that certain acts by the individuals concerned were detrimental to the well-being of the nation. (Source: Malaysiakini)
Based on intelligence? Why is the police not intelligent enough to detain Ahmad Ismail?
Why don't the police spend more time catching potential rapists and robbers? Why not spend more time gathering intelligence to prevent crimes like kidnappers of kids?
Have the police found the murderer/kidnapper of Nurin until today? Not enough intelligence, ah?
Sunday, September 14, 2008
A small crowd gathered at Bukit Aman last night to show their solidarity and support for the release of ISA detainees - Raja Petra and Teresa Kok.
They started singing softly the words 'Suara rakyat, suara rakyat, suara rakyat laungkan. Kita bangun, kita bangun, kita bangun dan lawan!' to the popular tune of 'Oh, My Darling' (aka 'Bangun Pagi, Gosok Gigi' to those of us schooled in 'Sekolah Kebangsaan'). Slowly but surely, their voices in unison became louder.
Marina Lee Abdullah, Raja Petra's wife was interviewed at the end of the vigil. She said that though the crowd was small, it was a good start. She ended by saying that if we all stood up and be counted, we could make that change. Yes, people of Malaysia. Let us make that change! Jom Ubah!
Law minister threatens to quit over ISA
breaking news updated 3.30pm De facto law minister Zaid Ibrahim threatens to resign if the government continues to use the Internal Security Act against political dissidents.MORE
Indeed, the Law minister is a man who upholds the principles of democracy.
Commenting further, Zaid said: "I am very sad that people like Teresa, whom I know personally, can be seen as a threat. I can't see how a journalist doing her duty, or even Raja Petra, can be seen as a national threat.
Mr. Zaid, like-minded Malaysians will stand by you and support you all the way! Viva Malaysia!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Even if Pak Lah and Anwar were to meet, will anything change?Anwar Ibrahim is seeking a meeting with Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to discuss national security in the wake of the ISAMCPXcrackdown and the future of Malaysian politics.
The proposal was agreed by the Pakatan Rakyat leadership council, Anwar told a press conference after the council meeting at the PKR headquarters this afternoon.
I think just let Pakatan Rakyat take over lah. Talking and meeting won't change anything.
Syed Hamid added that no more arrests under ISA are expected but it would depend on the situation of public order. (Star Online)
The police must be 'bo eng' ('not free' in Hokkien) yesterday. At least 10 policemen went to Raja Petra's home. They were irritated by the ringtone of his phone 'Who let the dogs out!' HAHA.
Go here to watch the video 'Raja Petra arrested under ISA' - www.malaysiakini.tv
Then, at least 3 police petrol cars to 'catch' Teresa last night. Really 'BO ENG'!
Please observe the following:
1. Remain calm
2. Do not do anything rash
3. Do not take to the street
4. Do not be instigated by people to demonstrate
5. Just voice it out in your blog, your comments to the blogs, and inform your friends and relatives about the situation
6. Call your Aduns or MPs and voice out your objection about these arrests and urge your representatives to voice out
7. Members of political parties, sms your leaders to pressure them to voice out
The People's Parliament
Bloggers do your part. Put up a 'sticky post' at the top of your blog.
May God have mercy on Malaysia and save us from evil.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Raja Petra is arrested under ISA.
“I was told they would probably pick up all the bloggers,” he said.
All the bloggers out there, be very afraid.
We will not bow down to pressure.
We will blog the truth with pleasure.
Come on, rakyat. Let freedom ring.
Malaysia shall be free from the tyrant's reign.
That day seems like a blur now. I imagine that, just like Pearl Harbor, over time many will forget. Generations of families were changed that day. Future legacies of dads, moms, sisters and brothers were ended. They should never be forgotten. I will never forget.
I will also never forget the sign of God’s love and presence that I experienced that day. As I pulled up to the impact side of the Pentagon on 9/11, I didn’t want to believe that this was an intentional act of people. I tried to tell myself in a split second that this must have been an accident. I thought this might have been a helicopter crash on the Pentagon helicopter pad. My Safety Officer told me to snap out of it -- that this was a Boeing 757 that had crashed intentionally into the Pentagon. I confirmed his statement when I walked into the debris field. I found a part of the door to the avionics/electronics compartment. I recognized it because I had opened that door so many times during my training.
We immediately took a position with our Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting vehicles, attacking the fire through a small hole in the building. I remember seeing multiple propane tanks burning and I directed someone to cool the tanks with water. It was at that moment it happened. People said later that she walked right by me, but I never saw her. A woman exited through a door next to the hole that the plane had made on impact. She was severely burned and still smoldering. I never saw her and I believe that was for a divine reason that I will explain later.
We continued to fight the fires, concentrating our water streams through the windows of the burning interior offices. The smoke was so thick that you couldn’t see the side of the building. Just then a gust of wind came from nowhere and cleared the smoke for a brief second. That’s when I saw it -- there was a stress crack running from the roof of the Pentagon all the way down to the impact area. I immediately told the Division Supervisor that we had structural integrity compromised. We both agreed to back up and not let anyone in the building. We cordoned off the area with fire line tape.
A group of soldiers led by a General started to yell at us, “Get in there; our friends are dying in there!” but we held our ground. At one point the pushing and shoving from this group became so violent that police intervened and dispersed the crowd. As I turned to look back at the building, it collapsed. The announcement was made, “We have had structural collapse at the Pentagon”.
Where was God that day? He was standing beside me making sure I didn’t see the burning woman. He knew that if I had seen her I would have taken a crew in the door she exited and looked for others. Where was God that day? He was at work making a gust of wind appear on a calm day, clearing the smoke so we could see the crack that had started making the building fall.
I thank God for watching over my crew that day and not letting any more first responders perish.
Deputy Fire Chief
Thursday, September 11, 2008
PKR vice-president R Sivarasa told Malaysiakini fresh elections would be held within six months to a year of the alliance gaining control of Parliament.
Kudos to Pakatan Rakyat for making this promise. Six months to one year can be a long time. Many things can happen.
Will Dr M migrate by then? What will happen to Anwar's sodomy case?
Who will be the President of Umno? Pak Lah or Ku Li?
Will BN disintegrate, leaving only Umno, MCA and MIC hugging each other?
After a month-long holiday in the US, my wife and I finally boarded the plane in San Francisco last Sunday heading home.
As the plane reached cruising speed with the seat belt sign switched off, a 6 ft 3" black man with the build of Mike Tyson in the front row got up from his seat, turned to face the back, raised his arm and yelled, "HIJACK!".
Everyone was frozen to the seat, expecting the worst to happen.
And two stewards were about to jump onto this guy to overpower him
when another voice answered from the back of the plane: "HI JOHN !".
The moral of the story is:
If you have a friend named Jack, for heaven's sake don't ever call him in the plane.
Otherwise you may land yourself in deep shit
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
"We are like a football team and we are getting more aggressive," replied Abdullah.
HAHA! Is that why Ahmad was so aggressive lately, showing the way to Captain Abdullah?
Barisan still a favourite amongst the majority of the people?
Yes, I agree. Majority of the people still want to kick the ball of Barisan into oblivion!
We don't want an aggressive football team, we want a progressive football team!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
I don't know much about the Prophet Mohammed and Islam but I believe a true disciple of Islam would not behave the way Ahmad Ismail did. There was no religious issue in the first place. He was alleged to have made a 'racist' remark.
Lastly, Malaysiakini said - In an immediate reaction, both Abdullah and Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak are expected to meet Ahmad tomorrow. WOW! Looks like besides the Chinese, the PM and DPM also have to 'kowtow' to the DIVISION CHIEF of Bukit Bendera!
damianyeo: so what is your take on 916
damianyeo: well i feel it will happen
damianyeo: they are talking abt reviewing their membership with BN
Sunday, September 7, 2008
“The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’ ” So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’ ” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army.”
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Ten days to go and Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim said today he is on track to meet the Sept 16 deadline to recruit enough members of parliament to topple the government.
Will Abdullah be able to thwart Anwar's plan? I don't think so. I think he can only delay the takeover. Everyday is crucial. Even one day. So, looks like Abdullah has successfully delayed it by one day - from 16 to 17.
How long can he do that? If Anwar factor is absent, everyday is still a 'torture' for him until 2010!!!
Malaysia's ringgit, Southeast Asia's second-worst performer in the past three months, will be ''a washout'' in 2008 as a growing budget deficit and policy inaction on inflation turn investors away, the partially government-funded think tank of Malaysian Institute of Economic Research said...Nothing seems to make Abdullah worry. Maybe, his philosophy on economy is to leave everything to prayer.
Abdullah said today the currency "has not reached a worrying level.''
Incidentally, on that same day, The Star Online reported him as saying, "So, please pray that the fuel prices won't climb again or better yet, for it to drop further."
Yes, Gerakan ready to cut links with defiant Umno leader, says Malaysiakini.
In a clear snub against Abdullah, who is also Penang Umno chief, all 13 party divisions in the island state had yesterday thrown their support for Ahmad.
WOW! Isn't '13' Abdullah's lucky number??? He's really lucky this time!
Meanwhile, the party’s Penang Youth wing called on Gerakan to withdraw from BN “immediately”.
Hohoho!!! Abdullah rejected by his own race, the Malays and fellow 'comrades', the non-Malays.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
“I am not apologetic because I didn’t do anything wrong,” the Umno division leader from Penang told Malaysiakini via telephone today.
Ahmad didn't mean it, says Abdullah last Saturday.
A man whose conscience is seared does not feel guilty, much less to admit his guilt.
Thus, a man like Ahmad Ismail has three options to prove his innocence and regain his reputation:
1. Like Abdullah, he can sleep over it.
2. Like Najib, he can swear in Allah's name.
3. Like Saiful, he can swear on the Quran.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I remember singing that song in primary school. Now it reminds me of the time that is drawing near...Time for the birth of a New Malaysia!
After reading 'Expect more than 40 to defect' in Malaysiakini, my feelings were that of anticipation and anxiety, like waiting for the birth of a baby.
In a press conference today, Sarawak PKR chief Dominique Ng said that Pakatan Rakyat coalition could now count on more than 40 MPs to cross over from Barisan Nasional. More than 40? Barisan Nasional sure die! JOM UBAH! TIME FOR CHANGE!
"It's all money, money, money, money, money, '' he noted.WOAH! When Keng Yaik speaks, he shoots. Well, well. He is certainly not your ordinary Tun. He also paints a grim picture of Umno, a party incapable of change and reform.
So, what does Umno stand for now? United money now obselete!
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Monday, September 1, 2008
I'm not a political observer, much less a political scientist but I think no politician has ever plotted a so-called 'coup d'état' and pronounced it at the same time. I think there is wisdom in Anwar making known the 'coup d'état', knowing well that the government of the day will do everything at its disposal to stop him - the Permatang Pauh by-election was a testament to that.
Now that Sept 16 the takeover is imminent, we wait with bated breath for a New Malaysia Day!
Thank God for His grace and love over His children.
Despite human carelessness, Janson has been protected from serious harm and danger.
Just about almost 2 hours ago, I lifted him a bit too high. His head knocked against the metal ledge.
Mommy had to pacify him and 'beat' daddy. So, daddy had to say sorry.
Father, we just want to commit Janson into Your loving hands. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
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