Thursday, November 30, 2006

Proof That BN Is 'Fair' To All

BN Is 'Fair' To All...


Regardless whether you are a Christian...

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...A Hindu...

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...a Buddhist/Taoist...


...or a Muslim...

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Fair to all...



Scans by Doc Mave.

Undilah Barisan Nasional!



"Ku Cari Damai Abadi" indeed. Now, would you all buggers please stop questioning his 'family affairs' already?

p.s. Jews not included as Quote'they rule the world by proxy'Unquote.

"Proud" Only Har? No Latuk? Maybe 3rd Time Lah!

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Congrats again. She is one who doesn't need any multi-million ringgit Bricken-whatever to 'acclimatise to cold weather' bullsh*t.

Potential 'Bobbit' In Malaysia

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Of BN's Major Component Party Names In English and Keadilan Getting Their Own Palace?

Fact of the day: Did you know that BN's major component party names are in English?

UMNO= United Malay National Organisation) or U Must Not Object?

MCA= Malaysian Chinese Association or Malaysian Crooks Association or Money Collecting Agency?

MIC= Malaysian Indian Congress or Malaysian Idiots Congress or Malaysian Indian Crooks?

You decide...

Meanwhile is (Parti) Keadilan (Rakyat) finally getting their own palace?

Also, bye-bye Precints, Boulevards and Parcels.

First Small Fry, Big Fry (or Stale Fry) Of The Year?

Big Fry or Small Fry or Basi (Stale) Fry?



Some facts and figures:

Punishment: Four years jail and RM405,000 fine.

Bribe taken
: Total of RM387,500 in 1999

Charges:

Charge No. 1:

Soliciting a RM300,000 bribe from contractor Nik Mokhtar Nik Hassan to approve and help smoothen the implementation of a mixed housing project on a 2.5ha plot belonging to the MPK at Taman Singgahsana, Titi Tinggi, Padang Besar. The bribe was equivalent to 3% of the RM10 million project cost.

Baharudin, whose term as MPK chief ended on Oct 31, 2003, committed the offence at the MPK office between Feb 5 and 15, 1999.

Sentence: Four years jail and RM300,000 fine or in default, 24 months jail.

Charge No. 2:
Received RM25,000 from Nik Mokhtar to sign a joint venture agreement and help smoothen the implementation of the said project with Sonati Development Corporation. The offence was committed in a car at Jalan Syed Putra, at 1.30pm on June 3, 1999.

Sentence: Three years jail and RM25,000 fine or in default, six months jail.

Charge No. 3:
Received RM30,000 bribe and a cash cheque for RM30,000 from Nik Mokhtar to help smoothen the implementation of the joint venture housing project at the MPK office on July 9, 1999.

Sentence: Four years jail and fined RM60,000 or in default, 13 months jail.Charge No. 4: Received a Mizuno golf set worth RM2,500 as reward from Nik Mokhtar.


Charge No.4:
Received a Mizuno golf set worth RM2,500 as reward from Nik Mokhtar.

Sentence: RM20,000 fine or four months jail.

Don't forget that Perlis is the smallest state in Malaysia. The big fat 'most developed' state is still scot-free.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Eat Your Heart Out, Fat Momma!

Ok, ok, I know it's kinda late to put this up but here it goes again:



And here's the full article again:

Malaysia bites back and industriously trades the insults

by Michael Backman
The Age
November 29, 2006

MY LAST column on wasteful government spending in Malaysia (Business, 15/11) generated a furore. I received more than 600 emails from readers, mostly Malaysians (both expatriate and in Malaysia) and nearly all supportive.

The column was the most emailed item on The Age's website for six days straight and it was replicated in dozens of blogs worldwide.

My personal website received more than 50,000 hits. A Malaysian Government minister criticised the column publicly. And the Malaysian Opposition Leader issued a news release in its support.

The minister, Rafidah Aziz, Malaysia's Minister for Trade and Industry, declared somewhat imperiously that she didn't care what I said because I am a foreigner and I probably don't know much about Malaysia anyway.

Rafidah knows her trade brief like few others. Her knowledge of the complex rules of the international trading system, with its many trade barriers, is remarkable. In meetings with other trade ministers, she rarely needs assistance from minders. Hard working and tenacious, I once thought she might make a reasonable prime minister.

But her technical abilities are marred by her mishandling of other issues, most recently her ministry's allocation of much coveted car import permits. Most went to a handful of well-connected businessmen, including her own relatives.

The issue exploded in Malaysia late last year and she was lucky to keep her job.

And then there are the corruption allegations. In 1995, in a report to the attorney-general, the public prosecutor said there was a prima facie basis for Rafidah's arrest and prosecution on five counts of corruption.

An opposition activist later acquired official documents that appeared to confirm this. He was jailed for two years under the Official Secrets Act simply for possessing them. Rafidah, on the other hand, was not even charged.

Rafidah added to her remarks about my column that no Malaysian should say such things. It's little wonder that she doesn't welcome scrutiny from her own people. But then the idea that Malaysians cannot comment publicly about how their country is run but a non-Malaysian can, is disgraceful.

Perhaps Rafidah needs to be reminded who pays her salary.

And as if to underscore my points about waste, on the day that my column was published, an assistant minister told the Malaysian Parliament that Malaysia's first astronaut to be sent into space next year aboard a Russian space mission will be tasked to play batu seremban, a traditional Malay children's game played with pebbles, will do some batik painting and will make teh tarik, a type of Malaysian milky tea, all to see how these things can be done without gravity.

The day before, the Government announced that a new RM400 million ($A142 million) palace will be built for Malaysia's king, a position that is almost entirely ceremonial.

And the week before a groundbreaking ceremony was held for a second bridge between Penang and the Malaysian peninsular costing RM3 billion, a bridge that many consider unnecessary.

Where would the money be better spent?

Education is the obvious answer. But not on school buildings, for it matters less in what children are educated than how. And how children are educated in Malaysia is a national disaster.

Learning is largely by rote. In an email to me last week, one Malaysian recalled her schooling as being in a system “all about spoon-feeding, memory work and regurgitation. Students are not encouraged to think for themselves and they become adults who swallow everything they're told.”

Even the existing system fails many. It has just emerged that in Sabah state, only 46 per cent of the students who had sat the UPSR — the exam that students sit before going to secondary school — had passed. One small school actually had a 100 per cent failure rate.

But does the Malaysian Government want creative, critical thinkers? Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi said to the ruling party's recent general assembly Malaysia needed to make students creative. But that means they must be questioning and thus critical; what hope is there of that when one of Abdullah's own ministers tells Malaysians that they cannot say the things that I can and hundreds of them write to me to complain because they don't feel that they can complain to their own Government?

Malaysia needs to do something. Its oil will run out soon and it has lost much of its appeal to foreign investors — recent UN figures show that from 2004 to 2005, foreign investment in Malaysia fell by 14 per cent, when the world economy was enjoying one of its longest periods of growth. One might wonder what the Trade and Industry Minister has actually been doing.

But, while politicians from the ruling party preach about Malay nationalism, there are at least some who quietly go about the business of trying to secure the country's future. Not all of them are Chinese.

Two weeks ago, Malaysia's MMC Corporation, together with a local partner, won a $US30 billion infrastructure deal in Saudi Arabia. That's a huge undertaking for any company, let alone a Malaysian one, and just as well too — someone has to pay the bills.


I've got a picture dedicated to them:

rAPidah scan by Gerakan member Taiko.

Week After Week The Nation Needs Convincing, Do You Sense Something?

Convincing enough?

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More of your favourite previous episodes could be downloaded from iMaverickysm for free:

UMNO General Assembly.

Penang Bridge Greatest Propaganda

"I Am Not One Term PM"

Southern Johor Economic Region


From Careful with money to Mega Billion projects everywhere

Giving Favor vs Receiving Favor


and the all-time favourite ultimate episode:

Pak Lah: Time to Walk the Talk


Do you sense something? Not quite open to criticism, eh?

JAIS To Sue YouTube and Yahoo?

Can you f**king believe this?

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Earlier post: JAIS=Jantan Asm@r@ I Skodeng?

An Inspiring Column By Citizen Nades

Go read it here, for free.

The Malaysian-Zimbabwean Connection

"Malaysia Better Than Ghana"? Alrite, how about another tagline 'Malaysia, The Same As Zimbabwe'? Let's see...

First things first,

M=Mahathir



M=Mugabe.



Istana Idaman Zakaria.


Istana Idaman Mugabe (from Malaysian timber).


ZZZzzzz....





Squatters for Mass Destruction (SMD, not WMD).

Zimbabwe



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Kg. Beremban, Selangor.



More photos and news here.

Zimbabwe.

Kg. Beremban.


Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe.

Kg. Beremban.

Various Zimbabwean squatters destruction sourced from here.


Zimbabwe- Ombudsman in Constitution.



Malaysia- tadak!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Socio-Political Bloggers Talent Search To Be Politicians?

Title ammended to include the question mark.

In the midst of "Pathetic, Projectile Vomiting-Inducing Damage Control By MCA (and The Star)", many would have missed out this piece of news, also discussed in Jeff's forum.

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An interesting fact:

Ooi, who is actually a Gerakan member, seems neither as willing nor as ready. He insisted “it’s too premature at this point.”

That I didn't know!

Now, now, will we see those Raksasa ones running for BN one day? You know, being so femes for cam-whoring cam-ops, pseudo-politically aware, involving in conflicts of interest, pathetic pot-shooting and defending their self-righteous views...

Two Birthday Boys

One turned 24 yesterday.

Another also turned celebrated....well, 67, yesterday. His exact birthday is on the 26th.

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Which one did you notice more?

Toll Rises, But....

Toll rises, but...


Car plunges...





"Act of God"? Read more here.

Bicameral Affairs?

For the definition of bicameral, check it out here.

Oh, thanks for telling us that it's not you two!


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And this is the photo they meant:

Read from Teng's blog.

DIY. You don't even need Photoshop. Copy the picture above. Go to your Windows Paint. Paste it there. Go to Image-->Invert colours and voila! You'll get this.




Superimposed? I have no idea at all (and as to why my blog topped the list of search results when you Yahoo for 'teng chang kim blog'. Use Google, mate!). Please spare me. But for the benefit for those who support an informed choice, here's their photos, sourced from here and here.



Yes, the Senator is one of the controversial MPK councillors. Btw, what is this 'SMS' award thingy? Can someone enlighten me?

LKY: Dei, Macha Kayveas! You try and see, so easy-ah?

I like this elegantly super-imposed picture by theSun:

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