Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tanah Melayu and the emboldened Non-Malays

 Tanah Melayu or literally means the "Malay Land" is a peninsula in the Malay archipelago inhabited by mainly the Malays. Tanah Melayu is the basis of modern Malaysia which achieved its independence in August 1957. The Federal Constitution of Malaysia states that Islam is the official religion  and the Head of the State is Yang di Pertuan Agung (YDPA).The population of Malaysia at present stood around 29 million  with the majority of them consisting of  Malays/Bumiputras whose rights are recognized by the Constitution  This was codified in the Constitution  in consideration for accepting more than 2 million immigrants most of whom were Chinese and Indian origins. Today, the non Bumiputeras make up 30 % of Malaysia's population.

Although almost two thirds of the population are Bumiputeras and/or Muslims, the political power of the natives are seemingly on the verge of collapsing. Politically, the Malays in the country are  divided into several factions namely UMNO, PAS and PKR. The  government of the day is still run by a very much weakened Barisan Nasional that is  led by UMNO and captained by Najib Razak whose leadership is being constantly challenged. The fast-growing Pakatan is helmed by the de facto opposition leader cum occasional pornography  actor Anwar Ibrahim from PKR. The opposition parties are enjoying their resurgence and the NGO activists are taking advantage of the fluid political situation.

 Because of the much impotent Malay political power and the political tussle ,the non-Malays in the country have become more emboldened in  questioning  the Malay privileges and rights which are deeply enshrined in the Constitution. And the three famous stooges of the opposition sympathizers and hard core members who keep on harping on the issue are  Irene Fernandez, Ambiga and Ngeh Koo Ham.
The Hindu activist

Recently, the so called human rights activist who is  also the executive director of Tenaganita , Irene Fernandez has gone to the United Kingdom to issue a joint statement together with ERT or Equal Rights Trust to announce that Articles 89 and 153 of the Federal Constitution  are no longer relevant. She even has the temerity to suggest that the articles ought to be repealed. Oh my god we have a Hindu lady who claims to be a Malaysian unashamedly criticizing the Constitution. If this were to happen in Thailand  this accursed lady will be imprisoned for  at least  30 years of hard labour. Instead her announcement was publicized by pro opposition and radical web newspaper-Malaysia Kini ,which is mostly run  by non Malays. I think she is a traitor to all Malaysians especially to the Malays.

This is a classic example of a non Malay questioning the Malay rights. Those articles in the Constitution are there to protect the Malays and the Bumiputeras from being swallowed  and over-shadowed by the rich and powerful non bumiputeras . Most countries in Asia and western Europe have this type of protection clause. Even Australia has provisions in its constitution to protect its natives. The United States too protects the Navajos and the "Red Indians". In India, the Hindus are given special protection rights. Here we have a brazen faced Hindu lady demanding that our Constitution be amended. The sad thing is that  most  Malay politicians just  keep quiet and say nothing about it. These politicians are afraid of being labelled as racists. Even the Malay daily  Utusan Malaysia has said nothing about it. Where are your balls Utusan Malaysia? Do you  take your orders from Ah Jib Gor?
LGBT defender?

Another Indian ruffian is Ambiga, the Bersih 2.0 and 3.0 chairperson. Like Irene ,she is also an "accursed infidel " who seemingly eager to promote LGBT's so called rights. This recalcitrant pseudo politician/activist also  seems to play racial and religious cards. Ambiga who was  the President of the Bar Council from 2007 to 2009  claims that her agenda are electoral and religious reforms but the presence of Anwar ,the pornography actor, at Bersih gatherings looks like there is a bigger political agenda in the making. At the gathering she mentioned that she would retire from politics after the 13th GE. This announcement is not mere coincidence but nicely timed to give greater impact politically.  She has refused to be involved in the Parliament select committees that re-looks at the electoral reforms.She has a 'sinister' plan and  trying to achieve much more than that was offered to her. She is also a great defender of cases like Lina Joy and derives pleasure from ' inflicting pains' on the Muslims in the country. This is a blatant disregard for Islam which is the official religion of Malaysia. She is using  the law to extract concessions from the Malays and also 'challenging' the Constitution.But the sad thing is that Malay Muslims who are power crazy  still work with her in order to wrest control of Putrajaya from the national coalition or Barisan Nasional

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Another chauvinistic and naive  non Malay politician who enjoys creating controversies and poking fun at the Malays is Ngeh Koo Ham who is a religious christian. He has the habit of insulting  Islam and the Malays. Look at how he cynically responded- "Tuhan  tak kata bagitu" to the tweet by Armand Azha who asked whether Old Town White Coffee had Halal  certification . He seemed to ridicule the halal certification. He just ignored the dietary requirements of Muslims. This is  not a political issue but a religious one.I have learned from a website that Ngeh or popularly known as James is co-owner of the kopitiam (I however can't verify this claim). He has shown no respect for  Muslims at all. Is this the kind of leaders that Malays would want to be the Menteri Besar of  Perak? Is this the leader we would want to vote in as our "Yang Berhormat" a person who has no respect for the Muslims?

In short, the non Malays are getting emboldened  with their actions because they know they will not be questioned by the authorities.They are also emboldened because they know  the Malays are weak politically and divided to the bone. They also know that  UMNO politicians are running scared and will do nothing to stop them from making the clarion call. These so called human rights activists are still encapsulate with a myopic mentality and political naivety to think that the majority of  Muslim Malays will support them.  We need to be united in this coming general election to protect our Constitution and religion from being played out by these so called rights activists/christian preachers/ 'accursed infidels'.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bandar Baru Bangi

I first came to Bandar Baru Bangi in 1983. The place was then really eerily quiet and full of ready made homes but they were no takers. They were a handful of house buyers who bought corner lot houses in sections 1,2 and 3 but that's about it. In the middle of 1980s because they were not many people who were interested in buying the houses, the state development corporation or  PKNS offered a special program in which people would rent out the houses and later used their rental payments as down payment   to buy those houses. The program was partially successful because some people managed to buy some those houses .  I for one really regret for not buying those houses because my family I was too afraid to live at the corner lot  with no neighbors. But today Bandar Baru Bangi is really a proper and thriving  suburban area with a sizable number of middle class and upper middle class people. The area is also becoming a mecca for noveau rich Malay families driving their expensive continental cars such as Bentley, Ferrari and Porsche. Bandar Baru Bangi is actually a gold mine for many entrepreneurs.Although it is a booming town, there are a number of things that the town lacks. Below are some of my wish list of the things that I want this Malay town to have.

Bandar Baru Bangi circa 1985

I for one would like Bandar Baru Bangi to have a proper shopping mall that is seasonably big and that caters for the upper middle class families. I am thinking of the SACC mall in Shah Alam that is really nice and the tenants contain some of the famous shops/stores and  that the same sized mall  could be replicated and built in Bandar Baru Bangi. Better still if the mall has a hyper market as  its main anchor tenant. What we have at present  is a mini Giant supermarket that  bought over Econsave at the Warta superstore. The mini hypermarket is too small to cater to the explosion of Bangi population. Billion supermarket is also too small for the people of Bangi. In fact, a lot of Putrajaya residents actually shop in Bandr Baru Bangi. They feel more comfortable to look for provisions in Bangi than in Putrajaya. Hence, the consumer market is actually very big in Bangi because it caters also for some residents of Putrajaya. Clearly, the buying power of the residents in this town is really awesome. It is really sad if the State government ignores the potential of development of the  up coming town. 

Bnagi 2012

Another aspect that is clearly lacking in this town is a proper convention center that could be converted to an opulent wedding hall. As it is now, most families are  in their 50 and are beginning to receive hints from their daughters or sons of their intentions to get married. One thing for sure is that Bandar Baru clearly lacks a proper wedding hall that could accommodate around 1500-2000 people. As such, most wedding ceremonies had to be conducted  in Putrajaya or in exams halls in UKM. But the latter is not a proper place to have a wedding reception. The former is always booked  to the brim. I really wish that my son's wedding could be held in Bandar Baru Bangi and conducted  in a very nice lavish hall in this town. I really wish that someone would hear these grouses and eventually built a nice convention center cum a wedding hall.
New Bangi Gateway 
Another thing that is lacking in this booming academic town a an aquatic facilities that house  Olympic sized swimming pools. We the people of Bandar Baru Bangi do envy the people of  Putrajaya for having "Pusat Kejiranan" that includes a swimming pool and children's swimming area.We could not really share the amenities that are available there. I really hope that a world class swimming pool could be built in this town. I would definitely vote for the party  that promises to built a swimming pool in this business friendly town. I really hope that politicians whoever you are and wherever you are would listen to this little voice/bird.

New building coming up
Bandar Baru Bangi continues to grow exponentially  and as such  it has to be planned well so that the needs of the people there could be met. We hope that one day BBB as it is often known will be the largest Malay town in the world and it would also the place where academics from all over the world would meet. We need to have the infrastructure built beforehand . One day hopefully the dreams will be realized

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pas and Pkr = Pakatan Rakyat

The Malaysian election heat is really unbearable. It is now so close and people are so eagerly awaiting for Ah Jib Gor aka Najib Razak to make the announcement to declare the date for the 13th  general election. The US elections have come and gone and Obama has managed to retain his presidency despite the overwhelming odds. The Neo conservatives and the Jews were actually plotting his downfall since he won the election four years ago. The AIPAC  and the Vegas billionaire, Adelson, were putting so much pressure on Obama but eventually democracy won. Netanyahu who  publicly reprimanded the President of the United States was  far from being flabbergasted. His blustering actions now proved to be his own making and meekingly he congratulated President Obama. Morning will never be the same again for the belligerent Netanyahu for the next four years.

The pot telling the kettle black

In Malaysia, I believe Barisan Nasional will also retain the 220 seat majority just like Obama's 323 electoral college. The party planned by Pakatan will be a sombre one. I think the Pakatan  will only retain just  Penang and Kelantan state seats. The noise that they make only come from a few disgruntled opposition members using their noisy Malaysia Kini, Malaysian Chronicle and FMT web pages. The majority of Malaysians will still vote for Barisan Nasional. The two party system although theoretically good is not sustainable in Malaysian context. Maybe in twenty years time it would be accepted but for now it is just an abstract concept full of incomprehensible plans.Moreover, they have no respected leaders to really pose a serious challenge to the  Barisan Nasional.
No  corrupt leaders please

As a Malaysian who is not an UMNO member and a fence sitter, I would only vote the party in which I have trusts in. The Pakatan is just a hollow entity that makes too many untenable promises sometimes to the extent of  being  nonsensical . Only the obvious moron and the congenitally twisted opposition members would vote for Pakatan. Theirs is a loose coalition with extreme multiple orientations with no affirmative and clear  objectives. What they really want to achieve is to wrest control of Putrjaya from UMNO. And that is it.They have no plans to really help Malaysians. What they manage to do is create the wedge between the Malays, the Chinese and the Indians. What Barisan has successfully done to promote unity is unraveled and destroyed by people like LGE, Karpal Singh and the so called Tuan Guru Nik Aziz, who would theologically rationalize every  distorted actions by  Pakatan associate members.

What the opposition politicians have  managed to do is highlight and label UMNO leaders as corrupt. They actually need to bring these accused UMNO members  to court and imprison them if they have enough proofs. They have to do what the PAP  ministers in Singapore have done to their opposition leaders. Sue them until they go bankrupt.But alas , these are merely baseless accusations. I too don't like a number of UMNO and Barisan Nasional members. They are no angels but neither do the opposition members. Anwar is tainted with his pornography videos. LGE is a "TOKONG" and a dictator who would ruthlessly run Pulau Pinang. He is even worst dictator than Mahathir Mohammad. Nik Aziz has been the Menteri Besar of Kelantan longer than Tun Mahathir holding the PM's post. To make matters worst, his son in law is running the commercial arm of the state investment fund.These  people are like the  pot  telling the kettle black who are similarly  guilty of the same ' crimes'.

What we want is stability and brighter future for all Malaysians. We want the Federal constitution to be defended at all costs. We want jobs for our children. We want reasonable food prices. We want affordable homes for all Malaysians, We don't want empty promises. We don't want pornography actors and we don't want corrupt politicians. We don't want politicians who play racial cards. We love Malaysia. We love our sacred Constitution. We look forward to a very prosperous Malaysia. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Android applications/Waze/AES speed detector/music player

I was born in the 1960s and if you notice I'm well above 50 year old.Although age wise I'm more than half a century old,  my friends always quietly say that I look more like late 30s or early 40s.I don't know whether that is a complement or not but I know my wife would spend considerable time doing her facial at one of the beauty houses in Bandar Baru Bangi (and these places charged exorbitant fees for their services rendered). Being half a century old would indicate that one is  not very  knowledgeable in terms of technology and I would have to admit that I am bit outdated in that particular area. Well, I'm talking about all the gadgets and  gizmos that you would associate with young people.Despite being  a little rusty and outdated in tech terminologies and hardware, I still would like to relate to you some of the applications that I have managed to collect using my Samsung 7.7 which I bought in the middle of this year. 
Waze application

One of the useful applications that I have downloaded is the application called Waze social GPS traffic and gas.The application is actually free and you can download it from the Playstore. Waze is actually a community based traffic and navigation application.I find this application very useful because it provides real time traffic and road info.You can find out what causes the traffic jam and why there is a  bumper to bumper crawl. Waze also provides report on accidents and other events which are really important especially when you need to go to the busy parts of KL and Shah Alam . With Waze you can also take the best routes to those places especially if you have all the traffic info with you. It's now becoming an indispensable application in my tablet. The display is also very entertaining  and  informative.

The second important application that I find is the Flashlight HD LED. This free application is actually a torchlight in your tablet  that you can use when there is a blackout. I find this useful when you want to go to the toilet at 3 am in the morning and you don't want to wake up your partner who is in deep sleep. It is most useful when you are experiencing a total  blackout which I did because of my short circuited auto gate  My house was in total darkness a few times because of the heavy rain and the problem with my electric gate ( My auto gate was subsequently repaired by a fantastic  guy name Lester (019 263 9968-He is a soft spoken guy who speaks good Bahasa Melayu). This application came in very handy and the light it emitted is better and brighter than my medium sized torch light. The application is also useful whenever you wake up early in the the morning  and could not sleep anymore and you could not find your astro remote control lying somewhere in your bed or on the floor. I think the flashlight can also serve as a romantic dim light if you need it to be.I have not tried it yet for that purpose but I think it works.

Flash light Hd LED
The third most important application for me is the music player. Just go to the market or the Playstore and type-MUSIC PLAYER- and you get dozens of applications. Just choose any one of them especially the ones with at least 4 star ratings. I find the music player important because it can store music and play songs of your choices.Nowadays except for Sinar FM,  other radio stations don't play your kind of songs. At this age you tend to get a bit lonely especially when children have just left the nest. You are just with your wife in a reasonably big house with nothing to do after 6 pm. The music player can actually entertain you with really nice songs especially the ones that you always remember. In my music player I have downloaded songs like "Bunga Tanjung" by Sharifah Aini, Uji Rashid's song -"Ku ingin selalu di samping mu", "Just the way you are" by Billy Joel, D llyod -"Oh di Mana?"; JJ's "Rindu Bayangan", Broery Marantika's "Widuri" and a collection of other beautiful renditions. Sometimes I would play the songs aloud when we had "Ikan Bakar" or  at an outing and my  23 year old son would remind me that I was playing it too loud when in fact he was a bit "malu" because I was playing my favorite "Bunga Tanjung". To him its not cool to listen to the oldies.

AES speed detector app.
Another important application that I have installed in my tablet is the AES speed detector. This application is also free and it tells you where the government has installed the AES systems. The system will warn you if it is within 1 kilometer of the speed trap. It is programmed to say" AES system detected". Sometimes it is too overly sensitive and will continue reminding you at every junction. However, I still find it useful and most the important thing is that its free and you wont get the summons for RM 300.

When you reached 50s life is a bit boring and you need some stimulus to prop you up. I feel  that those applications will come in handy and to some extent it will spice up a bit of your monotonous life. Who says technology cant be associated with old people?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Proton and Honda

Reading the shocking  news that Proton was planning a strategic cooperation with Honda reminded me of the cars that I have owned.I remember that I've owned many cars as a student in the States as well as a working man in Malaysia. My first car was a Buick le Sabre which was a light green color car owned by a university professor at Southern Illinois university. I bought it for US 800 which I managed to share with my close buddies who were also my housemates.It was an eight cylinder car which moved like a yacht than a sedan but the noise that it made was almost non-existent.The engine really purred like a happy cat.All the windows were powered and I never faced any problems with the power windows and this was in  1980s. We used the car to travel to St Louis and Chicago quite regularly and sometimes speeding up to 100 miles per hour and we were wondering why the Americans were driving so slow not realizing that we were actually dicing with death.
Buick LeSabre

My second car was a used Chevrolet Monte Carlo, an eight cylinder car which was heavily modified by its mechanic owner. The car was in mint condition with low profile tyres in the rear axles. We really had fun driving it and smoking its rear tyres whenever we had free time. The car had to be reluctantly sold after some disagreement on the terms of usage among the co-owners.My third car was more compact and more economical.It was a red four cylider Ford Mustang which I bought for US 1000 and I believe that was the only 4 cylinder Mustang ever poduced. The slow Mustang was made popular by the original version of the serial Charlie's angels which starred the beautiful Farah Faucett whose husband in real life was Lee Major, the infamous Six Million Dollar Man. I traded in  the car for US 800 after owning it for a year and got another red  Monte Carlo which was which was not as heavily modified as the first's .The car was also reliable . It was going to be my last car   in the States which I used for two years and later sold it for US 800 to a student from Thailand.One thing I remember about owning all these American cars was that I had not spent a dime  for any repairs.They were utterly reliable and durable cars but  big.

After coming back from the States, I borrowed my dad's 1966 Volvo 122 with a Penang plate no PE 561X. I used the car for almost a year when working as a trainee teacher somewhere in Negeri Sembilan.The car was really durable and it used a timing chain instead of timing belt. The gear was really tall and the shift was long. It was like driving a bus or a medium sized lorry.I had no complaint about the car except that it was a gas guzzler. After driving the safe and durable Volvo, I got a Japanese car with an engine displacement of 1600 cc from a Chinese car salesman in Pudu who cheated me on the interest calculation. It was a Daihatsu Charmant. Like the Volvo the Daihatsu was reliable too as it had a Toyota engine. I sold the car and got a brand new Proton Saga Megavalve. The car was really fast but it had problem with its radiator and would easily heat up. The dashboard  would also vibrate violently when it was idling.
Chevrolet Monte Carlo

My next car was a solid Toyota EE90 1.3 that looks like a beemer but minus the power. The car was so reliable that I owed it almost for 13 years without any repairs done. Later, I sold the car and got a second hand Wira 1.6. The Wira was a comfortable car but it would drink gas heavily. The car was traded in for a Proton Gen2 1.6 which was the worst car that I had. The second day that I owned the car the right widow of the car fell right through  the door. Finally, after a few months all the windows decided to do the same thing . The battery had to be changed a few times and it finally refused to start when I was at the agriculture fair in Serdang and that was the last straw that breaks the camel's back. No more Proton I need a better quality car than a proton.

Ford Mustang
The news that Proton is working closely with Honda is a great news to everyone of us in Malaysia. Proton really needs a partner to help it design and develop a better quality car. The choice of Honda as the partner is  unmistakable and would benefit the Malaysian car manufacturer greatly. The marriage would also provide a stronger competition to  Perodua whose backer is second largest automaker , Toyota. I have read some where on the Internet that that one of the products of the marriage would be a Perdana replacement which would be based on Honda Accord 2.4. Another product that is planned is the Saga replacement which will be based on Honda Brio. Hope that the marriage with Honda will work out and I would consider buying a Proton again.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Facts about Chinese schools in Malaysia

Malaysia is probably the only country in the world that practices different school systems. We have the Chinese schools, the Tamil schools, the Malay schools and the Agama schools. Other countries especially in ASEAN  such as Singapore, Thailand , Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei have only one education system. In Thailand, the Muslims are killed for demanding schools that teach Bahasa Melayu . In Myanmar, the Muslims are 'terminated' and erased completely. In Singapore, all the Malay schools are closed down. In Indonesia, there are no Chinese schools, the Chinese speak Bahasa Indonesia beautifully. In this country the Chinese schools via their NGOs such as the DONG ZONG , HUA ZONG are making unreasonable demands. The sad thing is that the present government is really weak. Najib is pandering to the Chinese by dishing out millions of ringgit for Chinese schools. The Malays in Malaysia are divided are politically  as they are  aligned to too many political parties such as PAS, PKR, UMNO and  others in Sabah and Sarawak have their own parties. They are in a state of disarray and the de facto opposition leader who is trying hard to woo the Chinese voters   would just shut his mouth. Below are some of the facts about Chinese schools.

Independent Chinese schools

1. Did you now that there are 1294 Chinese schools in Malaysia

2. The  Government aka BN government spends RM 1.8 billion a year  just to manage these schools.

3. In 2012 ,  the BN government has given RM 100 million special allocation  for just Chinese schools.

4. A total of 455 of the Chinese schools have a total less than 500 students.

5. There are a total of 60 Chinese Independent schools in Malaysia with their UEC examinations.

6. A total of  25% of Chinese students drop out from Chinese schools at various stages of their schooling.

7. A new Chinese school in Kuatan, Pahang  is being built at a cost of millions of  ringgit by BN government

The Malaysian Chinese are making more excessive demands  The demands are being made by the Chinese extremist groups such as Dong Zong and Hua Zong . These group of Chinese people  are taking advantage of their untouchable Chinese educationists' positions and  attempting  to promote their  extremist Chinese education and not taking into account the cultural reality of the situation in Malaysia. It's Chinese first and all the way Chinese  mentality. These are the Chinese extremist groups that are polarizing the  Malaysian community .There are many ramifications of this. A personal one is that  I have come across many Chinese children who can even speak Bahasa Malaysia.I am not surprised that the BN government under Najib will succumb to these Chinese extremists' demands . Below are their 8  more excessive demands that they have asked from the BN government in their  26th  of September gathering at the Parliament

Dong Zong

1. A total of 100 counselling teachers (read Malay teachers) who are not proficient in Chinese must be expelled immediately from the Chinese schools

2. Bahasa Malaysia and English teachers must be proficient in Chinese (read  Only Chinese teachers will teach in Chinese schools)

3. Bahasa Malaysia and English teachers  teaching at Chinese schools  with less student must be those who have Chinese qualifications.

4. A total of 20 Civics teachers (read Malay teachers) who don't understand Chinese must be removed from the Chinese schools.

5. Chinese Language trained teachers teaching Bahasa Malaysia and English would have to be given further training after teaching the subjects for more than 5 years.

6. More Chinese lecturers needed in the IPTAs to train more Chinese teachers.

7. A total 98 teachers who have diplomas in Education specializing in Chinese must be sent to Chinese schools immediately

8. A total of 392  interim Chinese teachers (Chinese only teachers)  to be appointed straight   by the headmasters of the Chinese schools.
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Some of these demands are reasonable but most demands are just ridiculous  I only wish that the Malays and Agama schools would be able to make similar demands. I believe the Tamil and the other Bumiputeras in Sabah and Sarawak would  also be able  to make the same demands as made by the Chinese extremist groups. But the unfortunate thing is that the present government is weak and I believe that they will comply with those demands. It is  a sad day for education system in Malaysia. It is really sad.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Can Pakatan Rakyat govern?

The 13th general election is not that far off. It must be held by April 2013. But pundits have predicted that it will be held after "Hari Raya Haji" or the latest by January 2013. As it is, the jet setting de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is convinced that Pakatan Rakyat would be able take over Putrajaya in this coming election. But I doubt that the Pakatan would be able to garner enough seats to form a simple majority government. I strongly believe that the Pakatan Rakyat could not be able to govern Putra Jaya  Below are the reasons why I personally believe that the Pakatan Rakyat can't govern Malaysia .

Jet setting Anwar Ibrahim

For one , I don't think the cabinet members would have enough experience to run  the country. The only person that has much experienced is just Anwar Ibrahim. The others are just novices. Karpal Singh is someone  that I might consider a good lawyer but he  might not have the experience of running a country. His view of the world  is very legalistic. You can't run a country with only law in your mind. There are other things that you need to have or to consider for example economy, culture, language,  customs, nuances, and music. This guy only knows how to talk and criticize the National Coalition. Most of his life is just doing that. He never develops or builds. He only destroys using the courts as a test case. Is this the guy that you want to run the country the country that we have developed together and successfully managing it. 

Abang Sabu?

It's just not only Karpal singh , Mat Sabu the PAS candidate for the proposed Pakatan Federal cabinet is also new in this ball game. He does not have the experience of running a  government. He has not even the experience of running the area of Gua Musang. He was just appointed as the Timbalan President of  Pas or the Deputy President in 2011 after defeating the pragmatic.Nasharudin Mat Isa. Although Pas is a Muslim based party, Mat Sabu is the first non-ulama to be appointed  as a party leadership. His leadership is also questionable when he said that 200 communist terrorists as "national heroes". What kind of sick mind does this guy possess? Is this the kind of person that you to  place your future in?

Over my dead body?

Another point is that these coalition can't even cooperate. Pakatan is a group  consisting of PKR, DAP and Pas . DAP is a party that believes in secularism. Karpal Singh a Benggali  will fight to the death to defend this. Nik Aziz a pious  Muslim  however wants Malaysia to be ruled by Hudud or Sharia. How can these two people of two different views of the world   work together? I believe these people will just fight amonst themselves and fighting  for the posts instead of developing  the country. These people have no idea of how to run the country. All their lives have been criticizing and fighting the Barisan  Nasional . The country will be in "topsy turvy" if you give all these  lunatics the chance to rule the country. Let them be opposition members as they are good at it. We need a strong opposition to counter the Barisan Nasional weight. They should serve as check and balance.

In a nutshell, the Pakatan people are just a group of power crazy people that are willing to do anything for power. They have no people's interests at heart. They don't the have any ideas how to run the country. Don't give them a chance to run Putrajaya as the main ramification would be that the country will disintegrate and destroyed  Do you want to take that choice. The Pakatan does have an important role to play. Make them strong . Elect them as opposition members to ensure that the BN government is not corrupt. Let the "professionals" run the country.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Be damned the Malays

Lately in Malaysia, the Malays have been under severe  threat politically from all sides of the political spectrum and the Chinese community as a whole. Economically, the natives are continually under siege and and will remain so for so many years to come. The Chinese are the emperors in business as they control the Malaysian economy. They decide most of the day to day business practices and conventions despite the government's affirmative policies to help the weak Bumiputeras.The Malays are actually  the victims of the economic, linguistic  and political games in .their own country. But the foreign media and the opposition sympathized news media  websites like FMT, Malaysia Kini and Malaysia chronicle  are demonizing UMNO to break the Malays back. Presently the Malays are weak. They are now gasping for breath and the delay of the 13th general election will aggravate the situation. The Malays are being bombarded mercilessly and their rights and existence  are now being questioned without impunity. 

One clear example of this is the action by the Chinese  DAP member Ngeh Koo Ham who is the assemblyman for Satiawan Perak. Ngeh is a lawyer by profession and he practices Christianity- the Methodist Church.( He was very active in the Methodist Youth Fellowship and served on the local Church executive Council of the Ayer Tawar Chinese Methodist Church)  He goes to (guess what) Anglo Chinese School in Perak. He has insensitively questioned the Muslims anger towards the so called Sam Bacile for his anti Islam video clips and videos. How could an assemblyman who was almost set to become the Menteri Besar of Perak and a so called pious Christian belittling the Malay Muslim majority in this country? He has no sensitivity towards the Malays and Muslims in this country. I really thank The Sultan of Perak for not appointing this sick mind and chauvinistic DAP member as the Menteri Besar. He is a bloke of lowest value and respect for the Malays. His so called apologies are a lie. This is one clear example of of an action of a non Malay in Malaysia belittling the Muslim Malays. 

Bloke of lowest value?

Another example  of insensitivity of the non Malays is the action of these two  Indian guys by the name of Herukh and Kahabaer who  are poking fun at the guidelines of LBGTs provided by Yayayan Guru  Malaysia. They are giving away free biryanis at their restaurant called Fierce Beriyani House (is the restaurant halal ?). The intention of the Yayasan Guru Malaysia was to identify some of the unacceptable traits of the teenagers of our youngsters who might be confused in their orientations due to the barrage of western movies and videos hilighting and  promoting these abnormalities   . Remember that Islam is the official religion of this country. As a Muslim I want those guidelines. I do not want my children to become gays or lesbians. But instead of supporting  the guidelines, these opportunistic Malaysian  Indians (I really hope that these guys are Malaysians because their names sound foreign.) are ridiculing it .This is a clear example of actions of non Malays   doing things recklessly with no respect for the Malay - Muslim majority.   Poor Malays . You are now under barrage and that even your Malay politicians are not supporting you. The UMNO politicians have no balls . They are afraid of being labelled racist.

As a show of my unhappiness of the actions of these two bengalis,  I would advise Muslims not want to dine at the restaurant . The fact that the owners are poking fun at the "Islamic"" guidelines make me think twice about eating there as a Muslim. Remember they mooted the idea of poking fun at the guidelines at a bar. Do Muslims want to go to restaurants whose owners have no respect for the guidelines. Their actions make me questioned  whether they understand of  the issue of halal and haram. Good Muslims should not dine there. 
Fact: This is a non Muslim restaurant.
In short,the Malays are now being bombarded with issues that question they existence, their ethnicity, religion and language. These are done mercilessly and with no impunity. The sad thing is that they just keep quiet. Please wake up. You future will be decided this December.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nasi goreng kampung/ ayam goreng kampung/ Madu tiga

The use of certain words either in Bahasa Melayu or English would persuade people to buy or consider buying certain things or products. In western countries words like "chemical free", "home cooked, "free range", "country style" would warrant premium prices.  These special words would give seemingly value added to the products.The same thing applies to Malaysian linguistic scenarios. I feel that the two most frequently used words that are  used in Bahasa Melayu that connote positive vibes are are "Kampung" and "Madu".
Nasi goreng kampung

If you enjoy fried rice  and visit any restaurants especially  Thai style restaurants or any Tom Yam restaurants  you will see that they have a dish in their menu that is called "Nasi goreng Kampung". " Nasi goreng kampung" is interpreted as having fried rice with the acquired taste anchovies in the "nasi goreng". Sometimes the anchovies are fried together with the rice. But occasionally for crispness, the anchovies are fried separately and put on top of the "nasi goreng" as condiments with "Telor mata" or a fried egg sunny side up. Once, while shopping for household items at Carrefour Hypermarket in Nilai, I was so hungry and decided to visit the food court and order  "Nasi goreng Kampung" and so I went to one of the stalls which fortunately or unfortunately manned by two Bangladeshis. I was hesitant at first to order because I wasn't  sure whether these Bangladeshis really know how to fry "nasi goreng kampung."  Before ordering it,I told them I didn't want "nasi goreng kampung" Chittagong or Dacca style and I only wanted "Nasi Goreng Kampung"- any "kampung"  in Malaysia. They cynically smiled at me. It turned out that their "nasi goreng kampung" was better and delicious compared to  nasi Goreng kampung that I have tasted  prepared by experienced Malay chefs. 

Yesterday, while on my way to buy some auto products to clean my car that I have not washed for more than  three weeks at  the Giant Warta Bandar Baru Bangi , I came across a Malay middle aged man selling fresh soya bean drinks at the always occupied  parking lots opposite the Tabung Haji building and he labels the drink as "Soya Bean Kampung" or "Village style soya bean drinks. I didn't really know that you can actually have "Soya Bean Kampung". I know we can order  "kopi Kampung" or "village coffee". Kopi kanpung conjures additional ingredients added to the coffee such as butter, spices, and sugar to make the local coffee tastes better. But  that was the first time that I saw someone  selling soya bean drinks with the word "kampung" or village attached to it. Probably kampung is not Jenderam Hulu or Dengkil in Selangor . Probably, he is referring to a place somewhere in Delaware  or Wisconsin in the United States. I don't think we have soya farms in Malaysia.
Ayam kampung

Another food item that is familiar to Malaysians is the phrase " Ayam goreng Kampung" . The word kampung signifies goodness, purity and chemical free. " Ayam kampung" literally translated as "Village chicken" But the more correct word is free range chicken. Talking about free range chicken my late  grand mother would just refused to eat the so- called free range chicken at her kampung/village . Her Kampung is known as  Bagan Belat which is not far not far from Sungai Dua and  Butterworth .The village people in Bagan Belat had the habits of rolling up their sarongs to cover their heads but naked at the lower bottom and practically do their business quietly near the beach or behind a tree. Later, the "kampung" chicken would do the cleaning up of the "leftovers". So much of the goodness of " Ayam kampung".

Madu Tiga
Another word that is of frequent used in the business industry is the word " Madu" or "honey" Everythng is "madu". You can get "Nangka Madu (Honey Jack fruit)" Langsat Madu  ( Langsat is a kind of fruit that is as big  as dark grapes but with really sweet fleht but having  slightly  bitter aftertaste ) , "Ayam Madu" ( bread crump coated fried chicken baste in sweet sauce that is sugar based rather than honey), "rambutan Madu" ( The hairy fruits with thick and really sweet flesh). But sometimes "madu" does not sound sweet in the case of the first wife having additional house  partners thanks to the husband. This kind of "madu" is actually "racun" or poison to the first wife.This is the only "madu " that does not have any value added or benefits added to the product.

In a nutshell, "Madu " and "kampung" would signify goodness and freshness but in a relationship or nexus with the husband's second and third wives the word " madu" can be really a bitter medicine.