Monday, June 30, 2008

genius mind brings great dissertation...

Something interesting i read at Zorro's blog.. So armed with his permission, i believe it is worthwhile to share and keep this deserving post on my blog as an all time classic collection. And many thanks to fellow blogger, Mr Bernand Khoo, for his generosity in sharing this with me. I hope to meet you one day and i will make sure your dosage of alcohol will run on my tab. Here goes...


The following is an actual question given on University of Washington chemistry mid term.The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, and then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, 'It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,' and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting, 'Oh my God.'

incredible true love story....

An incredible love story has come out of China recently and managed to touch the world. It is a story of a man and an older woman who ran off to live and love each other in peace for over half a century. Over 50 years ago, Liu, a 19 year-old boy, fell in love with a 29 year-old widowed mother named Xu.

At that time, it was unacceptable and immoral for a young man to love an older woman. To avoid the market gossip, the couple decided to elope and lived in a cave in Jiangjin County in Southern ChongQing area.

In the beginning, they had nothing, no electricity or even food. They had to eat grass and roots they found in the mountain, and Liu made a kerosene lamp that they used to light up their lives.
In the second year of living in the mountain, Liu began and continued for over 50 years, to hand-carve the steps so that his wife could get down the mountain easily. Half a century later in 2001, a group of adventurers were exploring the forest and were surprised to find the elderly couple and the over 6,000 hand-carved steps.

Liu Ming Sheng, one of their seven children said, 'My parents loved each other so much, they have lived in seclusion for over 50 years and never been apart a single day. He hand carved more than 6,000 steps over the years for my mother's convenience, although she doesn't go down the mountain that much.' The couple had lived in peace for over 50 years until last week.
Liu, now 72 years, returned from his daily farm work and collapsed. Xu sat and prayed with her husband as he passed away in her arms. So in love with Xu, was Liu, that no one was able to release the grip he had on his wife's hand even after he had passed away.

In 2006, their story became one of the top 10 love stories from China, collected by the Chinese Women Weekly. The local government has decided to preserve the love ladder and the place they lived as a museum, so this love story can live forever.

something to take your mind away from your woes...

The following poster was introduced around 1919
(just before prohibition started) and……….


humanity beyond boundary...

Something i received in my mail this morning and i thought it would be best for me to publish it in my blog and share some of these moving heroic moments during the May 12th earthquake in China.
It usually takes a disaster to uncover the good and bad side of human and my tribute goes out to those who selflessly sacrifice themselves to help others during the disaster.
May God bless you all.
Hello. This is Coco Wang. As you know the breaking news of 5.12 Earthquake in China, almost all the TV channels in China are broadcasting 24 hours non-stop of every development and stories of all the rescue operations in all damaged locations.

I don't know how much information the BBC or any UK media received from us, I imagine the UK audiences were presented with the major developments of the incident, but you are probably unaware of many important and inside details which are only known to people inside China.

The amount of incredibly moving stories of victims, rescuers, and volunteers is simply shocking at the moment. I have been collecting newspapers of all the stories, and telling them in the form of comic strips. I hope these stories could show the UK readers the love, warmth and courage of the Chinese people, also the sad and cruel reality of the horrible 5.12 Earthquake.

I am back home in Beijing now. Thousands of heart-breaking stories are happening 24 hours non-stop everyday, some are so sad that you can hardly bear, some are incredibly moving that you just can't stop crying... I wanted to go to the front to help with all those people, some of my friends have already gone there, but I heard that the traffic needed to be kept totally clear for rescue transportation at the moment, people like me without knowledge of first-aid and experience of rescue operations going there now would cause choas and trouble... but I can't just sit at home and do nothing, I have been crying my eyes out in the past three days, I have never felt more proud of my country and people... their love, courage and kindness rock me to my core! I have decided to tell these touching stories by drawing comics. I am going to send you comic strips almost everyday from now on, I ! hope you could know something about the earthquake in China, although you don't have to do anything, but I hope you could feel our love and hope.

Thank you all so much.

Coco Wang

Read this document on Scribd: earthquakechina

Friday, June 27, 2008

another destruction coming our way...

The recent drastic hike in fuel price has indeed created a lot of hardship among income earners and businesses collectively. More so when it was timed to perfection... when our domestic economy was facing a slowdown with lacking opportunity mainly due to the present government's inability to run the country effectively. What is sickening is that they can push all the blame to global crisis with ease while the silent majority knew that what we faced today is due to their corruptive practises over the past 2 decades.

What is done cant be undone for the time being. Further ranting and bickering definitely wont change a thing now. But at least, we get to get it out of our system. We still need to adjust ourselves to this drastic hike. It's not going to be easy with growing children. Personally, i have to give up many things and now i am back to basics.

While we continue to adjust ourselves to this sudden change, please allow me to inject further anti climax to your already-miserable adjustment and to those who are highly geared with bank borrowings like businesss loan or housing loan- Brace Yourself to a Drastic Interest Rate Hike!! I am not kidding here. With our real inflation rate at double digit figure as opposed to the central bank's figure, a interest hike is inevitable. The current BLR cannot be maintain at this level. It just doesnt make any economic sense.

Yes right.. the key word is drastic and i am talking about a BLR of 9-10%. This would further rub into our country's sorry economic state. A double whammy courtesy from our BN administration. They Corrupt We Pay!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

breaking news: be careful when you travel to holland...

Marijuana Is In, Tobacco Is Out Under Netherlands' Smoking Ban
By Martijn van der Starre

June 20 (Bloomberg) -- Starting July 1, marijuana will be the only leaf that can be smoked in public places in the Netherlands. Cannabis devotees aren't celebrating.
Local pot smokers, who usually cut joints with tobacco, and owners of the ``coffee shops'' where they are allowed to light up will have to change their habits when the nation implements the indoor tobacco ban. Puffing a pure marijuana cigarette in public will still be permitted; smoking one with tobacco will merit coffee shop owners a 300-euro ($466) fine for the first offense and 2,400 euros for a fourth.
``Every customer will have to learn how to smoke pure,'' said Robert Kempen, co-owner of The NooN and Mellow Yellow in Amsterdam, which sell marijuana and hashish. The rule makes him ``sick to death,'' he said, rolling himself a joint.
Coffee-shop proprietors say the ban will put some of them out of business as smokers stay away. The nation's 720 outlets that serve marijuana smokers generate a large portion of their revenue from selling drinks, food and rolling papers to their patrons. Dutch sales of cannabis alone totaled 1.2 billion euros ($1.86 billion) in 2001, according to the most recent figures available from the nation's statistics bureau.
To permit tobacco smoking, shops will have to build separate, unstaffed rooms, and many say they don't have the space or money to do so. Others are investing in water pipes and $400 vaporizers, initially intended to aid people with lung problems inhale medicine, to help smokers light up without tobacco.
`Times Have Changed'
``It's a bad year for marijuana smokers,'' said Gwydion Hydref while smoking in Coffee Shop Johnny. The Welshman works for Wickedtrips, a company that offers vacation packages, including a ```no holds barred' weekender'' to Amsterdam ahead of the smoking ban. ``Times have changed.''
The Netherlands follows other European countries in banning tobacco. Ireland was the first country in the region to forbid smoking in public places in 2004. Sweden, Italy, Malta, France, Belgium, Finland, Lithuania, Portugal and England and others have followed, with full or partial restrictions.
The Dutch ban, which prohibits tobacco smoking in all public places of employment to protect workers' health, is only for tobacco and makes no change to marijuana policy, said Saskia Hommes, a spokeswoman for Dutch Health MinisterAb Klink. The government will have to see if the law is enforceable, she said.
The Netherlands decriminalized the use of marijuana in 1976, though it stopped short of fully legalizing the drug because international treaties prohibited it from doing so. The country's first coffee shop, named after Donovan's song ``Mellow Yellow,'' had opened its doors four years earlier.
`Bloody Awful'
Government policy toward the shops has become less lenient in recent years, with the number dropping by 39 percent in a decade as authorities cracked down on sale to young people and revoked the licenses of owners who commit crimes.
Still, the shops have devoted patrons who are upset about the latest development.
The ban is ``bloody awful,'' said Nima Gani, a musician smoking at The NooN. Gani plans to stop visiting The NooN and smoke his ``Blueberry'' marijuana and tobacco joints on the street.``I feel like my freedom is getting smaller and smaller,'' he said.
To enforce the new policy, the government has more than doubled its number of food and consumer product inspectors to 200, said Bob Kiel, a spokesman for the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. The agents will make unannounced visits to bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as coffee shops. There are no guidelines to help inspectors distinguish between a mixed joint and a pure one, he said.
Hashish and Joints
Coffee shops sell everything from pre-rolled joints for 3.50 euros each to hashish for as much as 18 euros a gram, said Mark Jacobsen, chairman of the Amsterdam Association of Cannabis Retailers. The ban will make it even harder for the shops to stay in business as visitors and revenue will drop, said Jacobsen, who is building a wall to divide The Rookies, a shop he co-owns.
``Sales will definitely fall,'' said Rida Oulad, who works behind the counter at Ibiza in Amsterdam. ``Why would you go to a coffee shop where you can't smoke and the only remaining activities are sitting and watching television?''
Gani, for one, isn't happy about the changes. He says he can't smoke at his real home because his mother would hit him ``over the head with a pan.''
Still, he has no plans to stop rolling joints mixed with tobacco: ``Smoking pure grates my throat.''


Geez!! They don't know how lucky they are. Imagine all these complaints coming out through their lips. Last i read somewhere that smoking marijuana causes the brain to shrink. Now we know why those Dutch have pea brains. But they surely can play good football. Holland to win this Euro 2008. My money is on them. But Russia wont be an easy meat for them.

who is Irene Fernandez...

Irene Fernandez

"… for her outstanding and courageous work to stop violence against women and abuses of migrant and poor workers."

Irene Fernandez is a Malaysian campaigner for the rights of the poorest: migrant workers, farm workers, domestic workers, prostitutes and AIDS sufferers. She is still working, even though a conviction and year’s prison sentence hangs over her head on the trumped-up charge of “maliciously publishing false news”.
Irene Fernandez was born in Malaysia in 1946 and has three children and several foster children. She began her career as a high school teacher. She became involved with the Young Christian Workers Movement (YCW), based in Brussels, and in 1970 gave up her teaching career to become a full-time organiser for young workers. She became national president of the Malaysian YCW in 1972-75 and was a member of the international committee from 1973-75. During that time, she was able to organise the first textile workers union and began programmes to create trade unions in the free trade zones. She also focused on the development of women leaders in the labour movement.
In 1976, she joined the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and worked on consumer education, launching the consumer clubs for secondary school children to teach them about basic needs, safety and protection of the environment. She also began a consumer programme for rural women, linked to a breast-feeding campaign and the Nestlé boycott.
In 1986, she led campaigns to stop violence against women. Various women's groups mushroomed as a result of these campaigns. One was the All Women's Action Society, of which Fernandez was president for five years. It is now one of the strongest women's advocacy groups in Malaysia. The Domestic Violence Act, Sexual Harassment Code and changes to the laws related to rape are all a result of its work. That same year, she was the founder member of Asia Pacific Women Law and Development (APWLD). This regional organisation was designed to bring together women lawyers and activists to look at women’s law across the Far East. She was director for more than 10 years.
From 1992, she was the chair of the Pesticide Action Network, working for the elimination of pesticides and developing sustainable agriculture, which led to campaigns on health, against GMOs, and taking back control of seeds. Fernandez also founded the Tenaganita organisation, which she still runs, in 1991 in Kuala Lumpur. It campaigns for the rights of foreign workers, up to three million of whom are in Malaysia. Foreign workers have been lured into the country, as a deliberate policy of the Malaysian government and have played a critical role in the country’s recent economic success, but many now find themselves suffering the most appalling abuses and are detained in camps as undesirables.
Tenaganita, with 15 staff and 150 volunteers, works to document these problems, but also runs a half-way house for prostitutes with HIV, and a number of other programmes relating to migrant and poor workers’ health, education, awareness and human rights. It also works with organisations in neighbouring countries to provide health, legal and pre-departure information for workers. In 2005 Tenaganita drew attention to controversial plans by the Malaysian government to deport more than a million foreign migrants.
In 1995, Fernandez published a report on the abuse of migrant workers, cataloguing the malnutrition, physical and sexual abuse and the appalling conditions the workers endure, and set out the facts about the detention camps where they end up and where many of them die. The research included interviews with as many as 300 migrant workers. The embarrassed government admitted that 46 people had died of various medical conditions in their detention centres, but, in March 1996, Fernandez was arrested at home and charged with ‘maliciously publishing false news’. Her trial became the longest in Malaysian history and many of the witnesses she was relying on were deported before she could make her defence. In 2003 she was finally found guilty and sentenced to a year in prison, having by then appeared in court more than 300 times. She is currently on bail pending an appeal. While on bail, her passport is confiscated and she is banned from standing for election. During the trial, the offices of Tenaganita were bugged and raided twice by government officers. The funds for their half-way house for women and children with HIV were stopped.
Despite harassment and intimidation Fernandez has courageously refused to limit her work or blunt her message, even though the prison term hangs over her head. She has never used or advocated violence and has always worked in an open and legal way. She was therefore a prime candidate for adoption by Amnesty International, which has been unequivocal in its support for her.
“We must change the rules of the global economy, for it is the logic of global capitalism that is the source of the disruption of society and of the environment. The challenge is that even as we deconstruct the old, we dare to imagine and win over people to our visions and programs for the new.”
Irene Fernandez

Thursday, June 19, 2008

human change when their status changes...

silly accusation, unwarranted criticism..

How ironic people can be? A generous RM10 million move by the Penang State government as payout to 100,000 poor families can be construed by certain quarters as Bribery. I just cant imagine these people can actually stooped so low to make these unwarranted criticism towards a 'caring' move by the state government.

What is wrong with helping the poor to alleviate some of their miseries following the oil hike? It is actually the federal government responsibility to safeguard the welfare of its citizens so that none of its citizens would be deprive of their daily basic needs. And while our federal government chose to further burdened the rakyat for reason of their selfish need to Corrupt, it is indeed a generous and appropriate move by the state government to see to the welfare of its poor. A RM100 per poor family may be small in quantum but it certainly helps to put a week of decent meals on their table.

Let this be the eye opener to all the rakyat across the nation to witness and differentiate just by doing a simple comparison on the administration of the federal government and that of Penang state government. Which administration would we prefer? The choice is Obvious..

Do we need more precedents to push for a Change?

Over to those MPs who have our country at heart... JUMP NOW!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

good governance of highest degree... leadership by example

WHEN the Opposition swept into power in Penang in the March 8 general election, no one was more surprised than DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng who had led the election campaign in the state.
Three days later, Lim, a qualified accountant from Malacca, was sworn in as Penang’s fourth Chief Minister.

Today in Penang's history: Lim describes his government as a new political and social experiment to prove that a clean government is possible and at the same time, allow people to share in the prosperity.

The new chief executive has introduced some populist measures and claimed to be the first to implement the CAT (competency, accountability, transparency) policy in the country.

In an interview in conjunction with his 100 days in office, Lim described his CAT government as a new political and social experiment to prove that a clean government is possible and at the same time, allow people to share in the prosperity.

He also answers questions by The Star readers on what he has achieved to date and his plans for Penang to regain its lustre and lead again.

The following are excerpts from the interview.

Q: What are your administration’s achievements since coming into power? (Kenneth Khoo, Penang)

A: Among the things we have done are cancelling all summonses issued before March 8, implementing an open tender system for government contracts and introducing a new land reform policy that allows the people to take back ownership of the land.

We have cut down the state’s expenses by cancelling the order for new cars valued at over RM600,000 and also instructed government departments and officers to cut cost when travelling.

For example, they should fly economy instead of business class and take a deluxe room instead of a suite, which they are entitled to. When holding government functions, we do it in government complexes and have cooked food that is catered so that small-time businesses can earn some money.

We do all this belt tightening so that we can channel back the savings to the rakyat.

I feel that there is not enough of “caring” so we want to take the first step. The people should have a renewal of faith in the government that represents them and there should be hope for the future and love for each other as Malaysians.

Our future is here – good or bad. We have faced lots of challenges, especially when trying to push for the open tender. When we made efforts to attract foreign investors, we were also challenged.

One company wanted to invest billions and billions of ringgit here but because of some irresponsible opposition party’s statement about the Second Bridge being cancelled, they decided against it. We are still trying to convince them but it is not easy.

We can have good governance in Penang because we have good people.A government is as good as its people. We want to allow them to reclaim ownership in this government – we want their voices to be heard and for them to participate in making decisions which are made for their benefit and not for any private gain.

Q: It is really a heartache to see Penang lagging a century behind Singapore where at one time we were ahead. Will we be able to lead again? (Tan the Penangite)

A: How to reverse that is to make Penang dynamic again and we will focus on our core competencies. In terms of the manufacturing sector, that means leveraging on brainpower, superior skills, superior supply and superior chain network.

Another area is tourism. There are eight key thrusts we want to focus on.

This effort to promote tourism is different from the previous administration which did not have focus, sustainable effort or icons. What are the icons they have built for Penang?

To promote Penang, we should have a list of “Top 10” products to recommend to tourists – we must have products from the native communities – a few items from the Chinese, Indian and Malay community each. For example – nutmeg, coffee, pottery and traditional biscuits – these can help generate income and promote Penang.

Q: Your policy to convert leasehold land to freehold may be popular among the people but won’t it hamper future development by the state government? (Cheah, Kuala Lumpur)

A: It’s only residential, not commercial and not industrial. What we are doing is returning land to the people. That is why we do not allow Penang state leaders to apply.

Q: What do you hope to achieve with CAT (competency, accountability, transparency) policy? (Mohd Anwar, Penang)

A: We believe we should have a new political paradigm – a new course where we choose the best and the brightest. But when we did that, we were criticised heavily because they said that you should have greater loyalty to your party – you cannot serve the government, you cannot have both feet in two different boats but what I say is which is a higher loyalty?

Loyalty to the country and to the people or loyalty to your own political party? We are not asking you to leave or abandon your political party but to serve the people and if that can be done in the West – for example in the US whether you are Republican or Democrat, if you are selected to serve, you still serve – that is the norm internationally but in Malaysia it is seen as abnormal.

Finally, we believe in the people. We believe that the election results show that the people want to reclaim their ownership in the government. And this government belongs to them. We must let them decide and work for their own benefit – not our own benefit.

But in regard to the land scam, we cannot give all juicy details now because of legal issues, but you can see how frightened the previous administration is – they refuse to even see me and talk about it.

Q: Your exco members are required to declare their assets but this has yet to be done. (Cheng Heng Tan)

A: We wanted to but the Prime Minister’s Department communicated to my state secretary that they wanted uniformity. And since we want to maintain good federal relations, we are waiting for them to send us the new forms because we also want to declare openly.

Q: How does the state plan to lessen the burden of the people in light of the price increases? (Clement Chiang)

A: Actually this is the Federal Government’s responsibility. They should be cleaning up the mess – after all, they control Petronas. With the fuel increase, they have windfall profits, which should be distributed among low and middle-income owners.

Having said that, while we detest the unwillingness to share Petronas profits, we also rap Petronas for willing to indulge in extravagant expenses like buying private jets and sponsoring the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (which is only Malaysian in name) and throwing extravagant functions which are a waste of money.

They spent RM500mil in 10 years on an orchestra which is 90% made up of foreigners. What is the point of the private jets and helicopter? If it is to conduct oil explorations, it is all right but this is for the comfort of their executives. Why can’t they fly with MAS and let the national carrier earn some profits instead of wasting more than RM100mil on the jet?

Back to Penang – we don’t have much money but we want to show that we remember the people and know what they are going through. That is why I announced that I want to give at least 100,000 families at least RM100 each. This will cost the State Government at least RM10mil.

Q: How do you plan on tackling the traffic congestion problem in the state? (Nyak Cheek)

A: It is not only the traffic congestion, we have to deal with the three Cs – congestion, cleanliness and crime.

We are looking at reintroducing the “Central Area Transportation” buses to make the city more accessible. More importantly, the Federal Government has promised us the monorail and we have to work around it.

When it comes to cleanliness – Penang hawkers themselves are among the main problems and I will come down hard on them at the risk of being unpopular because tourists will only come back when the state is clean again.

On the crime rate, it is heartening to note that for the first five months of the year, it dropped by over 2% compared to last year.

However, this is not enough. We need to have a “Safe Penang” – we have to do much more. We have the plans and we will announce these in the coming weeks.

Q: Does your flying economy class really work in terms of a significant and practical cost-saving measure? (Selvi, Bagan Ajam)

A: It is very tiring and I get a migraine but we must send a message that we must save and the only way to do it is leadership by example. If I could do it in the past, why not now? You are using the people’s money, you should treat it as your own.

Q: The Perak Mentri Besar and DAP leader got their Datukship very fast after assuming power. What is your stand on this as you yourself will be recommending titles. (Jeff Cheah, Penang)

A: I will not be accepting or awarding myself titles. As for the Perak Mentri Besar's title, it was decided by the Sultan, so that’s in a different context and I think they can explain themselves. I am only responsible for my own state and will not be accepting any titles.

Q: During the elections, PAS did not mention anything about an Islamic state because they wanted the non-Muslim votes but now as we approach the 100 days, the PAS Youth chief has started talking about implementing Syariah laws. You have come out to say that it is never going to happen in Penang. Can you elaborate on that? (Simon)

A: It is a non-issue. PAS Penang has not even raised that issue. Even talk about wanting to ban the 4D outlets – it is not going to happen. You want me to reduce the number of draws maybe because you may find that there are too many draws but close down? No way! These are just voices on the margin. I think we should ignore them.

Q: Do you think a single term is enough for you to fulfil all your promises in the manifesto? (A. Hishamuddin A. Bakar)

A: Even two terms is not enough.

Q: How do you address the problems of Malays being marginalised in the development of the state? (Mohd Azlan Abdul Majid)

A: One of the first things I did when I came into power was to increase the allowances of religious teachers by RM600 a year. But let’s not talk of race. We want equal opportunities for all. Once we start talking about race, we fall into Umno’s political trap.

On the state’s financial situation

We can manage on our own but without the Federal Government funding promised, it will make things tougher but like I said, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. We have to find a way.

Life finds a way and Penangites will find a way. We are sure that the Federal Government is mature and will respect the decision of the voters. As I have said before, I respect Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as my Prime Minister just as I hope that he will respect me as his Chief Minister being anak negri Pulau Pinang.

On development

We will assess any development plans and hear views and suggestions but they must be sustainable eco-development but at the moment none. I may not agree with your views but I will listen. Same like PGCC – I won’t say that I reject you outright so that you won’t even bother to submit your plans – no – submit and let us decide, approve and vet it on its merits.

On mega infrastructure projects

Those promised to us like the monorail, we are still awaiting word from the Federal Government.

The Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR) is up in the air because the compensation demanded by the company is too high even for the Federal Government to stomach.

I think PORR for the moment doesn’t seem to be on the table. What we want is a project that will alleviate traffic congestion at a minimal cost to Penang.

His thoughts on being CM

Nothing is ever as easy as we think. Being a mother or a father is the same. That is life. As long as we have the perseverance and commitment towards a certain objective, we can prevail – most important thing is the team around us.

On how his life has changed

It is easier to ask you all (the media) to come to my press conference and nowadays, I don’t have much opportunity to have social drinking because it makes me tired and since I deal a lot with civil servants (many are women). I don’t want to offend them because alcohol breath is not that pleasant – tak manis. I have stopped drinking since March 8.

But I am not a heavy drinker so it doesn’t really matter. Nowadays I am dull and boring company. No time for football and no time for golf also. My working hours are the same – 24/7.

On his family

Do I miss my wife? She misses me (laughs). I see my children only when I come back. When I get home they are sleeping, when I leave, they are still sleeping.

On whether the ongoing feud between the previous and new administration has affected investment

So far it has not been affected. People are still showing interest. What is important is that we show our commitment and sincerity towards delivery.

I think we have shown to them that we can deliver.

One of the companies that came was actually looking at another site in Malaysia, and was thinking of choosing that site after the elections but finally after meeting us, it decided not only to come to Penang but also to increase its investment by 50%. That says a lot.

If foreign investors are making us their choice destination, local investors should also have the same confidence by investing in Penang.

So as I said, when you talk about these efforts, it is the combined efforts of all people from Penang.

Excerpts taken from The Star

I am impressed yet again by this honorable man. This is one fine example what the rakyat fought for during the 12th general election. Here and again he set a high standard of governance where the present BN coalition may find it hard to follow.

A simple gesture of sincerity and care which is obviously lacking in BN administration. And a simple application of Home Economics in running the state can show such a Big difference as compare those running the Federal government.

You BN dogs ought to be ashame of yourselves.

And for YB Lim Guan Eng, you will be around for a long long time. The rakyat will support you all the way.

Syabas LGE, Syabas Penangites!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

political failures that stunt a country's growth...

South-East Asian economies are still stuck in the old mindset, with family-owned businesses a symptom of a failed political-economic culture based on relationships forged in the colonial era.

Joe Studwell, editor of China Economic Quarterly, said Malaysia and other South-East Asian mations had fundamentally failed to escape from the shackles of colonialism because their political and economic elites continued to work together in a relationship that did not engender entrepreneurship and innovations.

In these countries, he said, the post-independent period saw a shift in the ties between indigenous political elites to the non-indigenous largely Chinese economic elites from largely European economic elites before.

"Indigenous elites, such as Suharto, Ferdinand Marcos and Mahathir Mohamed, have also perpetrated the Victorian belief that their non Chinese citizens do not possess this experience or entrepreneurial spirit to run successful businesses," he said, referring to tracts from Dr. Mahathir's The Malay Dillemma as examples.

Studwell said this had led to a lower growth trajectory compared with Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. "In South-East Asia, economic elites are distributed economic rents in which the conditionality is not there, such as how these rents can contribute to the meaningful development of a country's economy via export or the creation of global companies," he said.

Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, in which there were also family-run businesses, had done much better than South-East Asian economiess in terms of gross domestic product per capita due to their much clearer industrial policies and emphasis on export oriented industries.

"In instances where preferences or subsidises have been given, it was with conditions attached, such as building up industries that are export oriented or technologically innovative," he said, adding that Japan and South Korea had many companies whose name and products were well-known the world over, which was not the case in South-East Asia.

Studwell said the future for South-East Asia was bleak due to the entrenched interests and the way it had become an obstacle to the future growth of the region. "South-East Asia may just wallow in the lower to medium income bracket going forward due to this essentially political failure," he said.
Extracted from The Star
Perhaps i should continue where Mr Studwell left off. Then came the shift in the 80s where the indigenous political elites created their version of indigenous economic elites by professing the one-sided National Economic Policy and the Malay supremacy propagandas through the pretense of promoting entrepreneurship among the indigenous.
What clearly happened was that there was a shift from Chinese economic elites to indigenous economic elites through suppression where the shift was confined to a small group of 'so-called' indigenous economic elites namely the 'umnoputra' elites. Most major contracts by the government were given to these elites. As Studwell put it, it became sort of family-owned in terms of collaboration between political elites and economic elites of the same kind. And this is the kind of relationship that bring about Corruption. So there was no promotion of real Entrepreneurship, only a false sense of entrepreneurship was created.
That more or less explains the sorry state our country is in now despite being endowed with rich natural resources. The present administration (a by-product from previous administration) remains clueless on how to move away from these destructive acts. The true fact is that our country's future remains bleak with worrying consequences.

Friday, June 13, 2008

unbelievable bullshits continue to rain in malaysia..

Here i am back again after taking a few days off to dedicate my mind and time to more important matters that evolve around my complicated life. It is indeed a tiring process trying to organise and arrange everything to where it suppose to belong. Yet it continues to linger on. Guess this is part and parcel of living through a life trying to give the best to everybody that matter to your life.

What caught my attention during my absence was this piece of junk news coming out from our Prime Minister's shit hole about belt tightening that can save the country MYR 2 Billion. So we, the rakyat should feel consoled by this so-called belt tightening process. Is that the best they can do? And this amount saved is only 10% of their total expenditure and all they have to do is sacrifice some of their travelling perks while most of the rakyat have their decent meals been snatched away from their dining table just with one stroke of a drastic fuel hike. Imagine those hardcore poor where their normal diet mainly consists a plate of white rice with a piece of microscopic cut salted fish and some sambal. How are they going to cope with further inflation caused by this drastic fuel hike? Who is going to highlight the plights of these hardcore poor's?

Then today we have this Zeta... er.. Zeti... (whoever the f**k she is), commenting that it is Still too early to see the impact of this recent fuel hike. What a numb-skull our country have for a central bank governor!! I questioned her eligibility for many years and she continues to prove my gut instinct right. Just another fine example of 'Malays supremacy' creation. Inflation rate at 4% and our country's GDP growth at 7% announced right before election. What a sick joke!! Those doctored piece of statistic does not even tally with reality. Every man in the street can come out with a more realistic statistic. Inflation 17% with GDP growth of barely 4%. Of course, that is just an estimate but at least it is more realistic than their lies.
I look down from my office window and the vicinity around KLCC is still quiet. They must have set up roadblocks to stop people from taking part in the fuel hike demonstration. Nevertheless, i believe our comrades will find their way here one way or another.
And last night we had our police idiots telling everybody to stay away from PKR's 100 days celebration in Shah Alam as there was no permit issued to this event so it is deemed illegal. Hello... all you bastards!!! Show us some consistency in issuing permits. Did Umno apply for any permit for their f**king assembly? And what about the 2000 odds idiots who gathered in Johor when Mahathir was instigating racial remarks? So what's wrong with this State of Selangor government's celebration? It just doesn't make sense at all.
I am getting more pissed by the day and started to feel threatened by all the actions taken so far by the administration and it's henchmen (police force). It surely looked like we do have a 'Mafia rule' practised by this present administration.
To Hell With All of You!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

life after politics...

Chua Soi Lek quit politics after his sex scandal. Since he had a talent for pumping, he decided he will go into the petrol business. There, he reckons he can still pump a little, and for once be paid for it.

As a politician, he had talent. But selling petrol wasn't something he was trained for so sales was slow.

One day, he decided to put up a promotion to increase his sales. So, he put up a sign that read, 'Free Sex with Fill-Up.'

Soon Zam pulled in, filled his tank and asked for his free sex. Doc Chua told him to pick a number from 1 to 10. If he guessed correctly, he would get his free sex. Zam guessed 8, and Doc Chua said, 'You were close. The number was 7. Sorry. No sex this time.'

A week later, Zam, along with his UMNO friend Khairy, pulled in for another fill-up. Again he asked for his free sex. Doc Chua again gave him the same story, and asked him to guess the correct number. Zam guessed 2 this time. Doc Chua said, 'Sorry, it was 3. You were close, but no free sex this time.'

As they were driving away, Khairy said to Zam, 'I think that game is rigged and he doesn't really give away free sex.' Zam replied, 'No it ain't, KJ. It's not rigged at all.

My wife won twice last week.'

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

echos of 27 million malaysians...

Something i received in my mail today. This note probably echos the thoughts of most Malaysians except of course the fat cats who are the rent seekers or toll collectors. The billions are subsidizing the favoured few.

"In life, don't focus on trying to make the right decision.
Instead, focus on making the decision right!! "

This is probably the most angry email I have ever received. You will find it amusing.. We were told this was sent to the Prime Minister's website.

Reader discretion advised.
Source remains unknown.

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Dearest Prime Minister...,

F**K YOU !!

Since the disastrous March 8 elections, I haven't bothered attacking you much. Well, why should I when the Pakatan Rakyat, Raja Petra and your own Ministers are already doing such a thorough job. And oh, not forgetting all the salivating vultures waiting to push you down the UMNO ladder. There's also the issue of this bloody old mamak who used to be your boss... but that's a different story.

I may scorn at your intelligence (or lack thereof), amaze at the voodoo spell your Son In Law has you under, laugh at the blind arrogance of your Government and shake my head at your cluelessness in private, but as far as this blog is concerned, I took a break from whacking you and all that you stand for.
Well it ends today. Coz I'm f**kin' p*ssed.

Like REALLY motherf**kin 'F**K YOU BASTARD' sort of p*ssed, you backwater retard..!

Today I spent 2 hours caught in a f**kin' traffic jam coming back from work. As I sat in the f**kin'snarl watching' the faces of other drivers who looked like they were ready to break stuff, I realised that how every single f**kin' thing that went wrong today all points at you.
Like a f**kin' Night Shymalan movie or finale of LOST, everything is related and all dots connect to spell a F**K YOU BN. Realisation hits me that the f**kin' 2 hours of my life that I could NEVER get back boils down to one simple f**kin' fact: The country got it SOOOO f**kin' wrong in 2004 when they put you as the gaffer of this country.

Cibai. How, you ask..? Shut the f**kup and listen.

It rained today. REALLY heavy. As a result, all roads in Kuala Lumpur came to a stand still. Why? Is it because all cars in the capital of Malaysia is made out of paper and will disintegrate in the rain? F**k, no. Everything came to a halt because any downpour more than 15 minutes causes "flash floods" in the most traffic-heavy parts of the city. As fast as money disappears under Khir Toyo's administration, water levels will rise whenever it pours in KL. Causing many parts of the big city to become inaccessible. And jammed. Filled with angry motorists and stranded commuters.

We have a SMART Tunnel. Which "supposedly" helps to drain water out during floods. We have public transportation. Which "supposedly" means less vehicles on the road. We have mega criss-crossing highways littered with toll booths. Which "supposedly" provides easy access to different parts of Klang Valley.

But that's all our country is good for. Launching something and letting monkeys run it. NONE OF THOSE F**KING THINGS WORK PROPERLY. Or at all. Is it so surprising? No. When they f**kup the basics like having a proper drainage system so that water does not accumulate during heavy rainfall, what more can you expect? Simply put, heavy rains are beyond our control. How we deal with it is not. Or shouldn't be.

F**k all the talk about "winning the 5 States back" when you can't even address the problems blowing up in your own backyard one by f**king one.

So with the f**king rain causing enough havoc as it is ... then came the f**kin' announcement that effective from 12am midnight, petrol prices will increase to RM2.70 a litre from RM1.92.

WHAT A F**KING JOKE. They couldn't have timed it better. Only days ago one of the lackeys from the PM's office gave a press statement saying the prices will increase by August. PM himself said before earlier this year that there won't be a price hike.

But I guess we all know this is the same guy who CONVINCINGLY DECLARED on Tuesday that Parliament won't be dissolved on Wednesday when it actually did came the day. If he was Pinocchio he could represent Malaysia in pole vaulting in Beijing using his blower only.

So right after the Govt assured us that petrol prices won't go up, it did. And the timing of it. Announcing it will go up tomorrow. It's like a man coming into a building shouting, "HEY GUYS RUN. I HAVE A BOMB AND ITS BLOWING IN A FEW SECONDS".

The announcement, as predicted, sparked a f**kin frenzy on the roads. Every bloody motor owner drove out all their vehicles to quickly fill up their tanks while it's still pre-hike`price. This caused the laws of the jungle to quickly emerge as lines after f**kin' lines zig-zagged into jam-packed petrol stations amidst the blaring of horns and cursing of profanities in a multitude of languages.

Snarling, bustling and frenzied traffic from every petrol station overflowed onto highways and unflooded roads already under massive burden of having to carry extra vehicles as a result of other flooded roads which become the link between a tired worker's office to his home.

The result ?

A F**KING ROYAL RUMBLE OF ROAD MADNESS which lasted 2 hours for me when it usually takes me 20-30mins to reach home from office.

F**K THE PETROL HIKE.! Unfuckin believable jam is but the beginning. Inflation is bound to hit hard at everyone's pockets.

Granted the price of oil is escalating globally. Granted the American economy crisis is having some spillover effect to world economics.

But we're a F**KING PETROL PRODUCING NATION!!! Like Saudi. It's 40 cents a litre over there. We're a f**kin nation that produces motherf**kin' oil. OIL!! And yet we're saying we can't do anything. Simple economics dictates that if you PRODUCE OIL, and OIL prices go up, you GET BIGGER PROFITS DON'T YOU?!?!

Petronas rakes in billions EVERY f**kin' year. Yet the government says it can't subsidise us without major cutbacks in other areas like healthcare and shit. F**K YOU ALL. Just cutback on the kickbacks and under counter money and we'll have enough to subsidise petrol to be under RM1 per litre.

This is what happens when you take village-like, count-up-to-10-with-fingers f**kers to fill in top posts in the Government and Cabinet. This is what happens when you have a despotic party overstaying its fat stay at the top of the foodchain.

This is a f**kin' joke I tell ya. First the price of flour. Then cooking oil. Then price of pork. Now petrol.

F**K YOU, you and you. All of you.
YES BARISAN NASIONAL, UMNO and the ENTIRE Badawi Administration. This is your Encore.

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Friday, June 6, 2008

checkmate... pakatan rakyat and rakyat?

The recent price hike by doing away with fuel subsidies is seen as a political maneouvre by this present Umno-led government to flex their muscles over the Oppositions and rakyat. But what is the primary intention behind this move?

With all those calls for our Prime Minister to step down from within and outside his party, Pak Lah knew that his power is fast diminishing, so is Khairy's dream of becoming the next Prime Minister. Something had to be done quickly. So came this idea of removing the fuel subsidies.

A drastic fuel hike would put more money into their dirty hands and bring about protests and demonstration from all walks of lives across the country. Any demonstration that may turn violent would give them a chance to enforce their draconian laws with an option to declare an emergency rule to stay in power. This is exactly what they are trying to induce to safeguard their position. That alone is enough to stop all the threats of power struggle from within and beyond.

However, if there is no untoward situation over the price hike, they will just ignore the pleas of the suffering rakyat and start to dip their dirty hands into the country's coffer and natural resources. At the end of the day, it is all about staying in power with the intention of enriching themselves.

So where does THIS all lead us? What options do we have? The PRICE of a solution can be devastating.

Let's wait and see what Anwar and Mahathir can do...


Thursday, June 5, 2008

some justification... all malaysians are fools...

See, we are still cheap as compared to others.. and we Malaysians must be retarded to the eyes of these hypocrites. A savings of 13.7 billion Malaysians dollars to be managed by those corrupted idiots. Might as well consider it burnt. I have doubt whether my cheque of 625 will ever reach me.

No corruption? Hello.. Talk to my d**khead lah! How do you explain the 6.9M spent on each NS trainee so far and all they get is a few sets of uniform plus a few months of so-called training. On top of that, you cant even guarantee their well being. Want more? Just go around the blogosphere and you will find more exposure by our Math geniuses applying simple arithmetic on their version of so-called justifications over their policies.

What's next when the 13.7B disappear within a month or two? Another hike? Since the 12th GE, there have been no positive sign from this corrupted administration except for all their abuses of power and those negative actions pointing to further destruction of the country for their selfish need for money. There is totally no concern shown to the welfare of the rakyat.

Those bastards knew it yet they chose to ignore it. Yeah true.. so what if all these are true? 'What can you do' seems to be the message to all of us.. the rakyat!!

Lets see what we can do...

market trend: where do we go from here?..

Huyoh! Composite Index down 34 points as of now, a reaction to the drastic fuel hike following an earlier downgrade by Goldman Sachs on our market based on the reason of political instability. All these events add in activities to our otherwise listless market.

So what have we learn from last Friday's sudden surge in volume? A sudden surge in the form of a big wave crashing into the shore without the initial retreat. That was also why i advise all of you to pay more attention to further signs. And on Monday, our market volume fizzled off by more than 50% from Friday's volume. That was a very bad sign indeed, so to speaks.

Never mind all that. It had already happened and there is nothing you can do about it now. What you need to do is to learn your lesson. And this is also the main reason of the existence of this very 'market trend' column. Again i would like to stress here that it is not my intention to prove myself nor am i expecting to be rewarded in any way. My primary reason is to part with some of my experiences to those who have the initiative to learn a bit more.

The reality about this share market is that it is more or less a 'dog eat dog' world out there. People tend to be selfish when it comes to sharing knowledge. They will envy when you make money and when you made a bad decision, they will be the first one to run you down happily. My peers told me 'everybody have to get burnt to learn' when one is involve in this industry. Perhaps, i wasn't that lucky. I indeed got burnt and i learnt. A bitter lesson which i am sure many of you shared with me.

However, i beg to differ from their so-called myth. Nobody need to get burnt to learn. Be humble and learn from those who was burnt. But it is sad you cant find many of these species around to share due to the fact that majority of them still don't know what hit them last time while those who have learned chose to be selfish with their knowledge. They believed that if everyone become knowledgeable, there will be no fools. And with less fools, their making money opportunity will be affected. I know they are right in certain sense but at the end of the day, discipline matters too. Market will never runs out of fools as there will be new fools born everyday on top of those habitual repeated fools like me... but anyone of you can be better than me just by employing better discipline. Trust yourself and trust what you have learned.

So back to business now. Where do we go from here? Forget about those price hike and those downgrading by Goldman Sachs. Lets see it from market cycle point of view. Like i have said earlier, we are going towards the end of the cycle and the ending of each cycle will bring about an opposite cycle. And with all those negative news coincide with this end cycle at the right time will tells us that this cycle will be completed in a matter of days. This is the sudden pull back that i talked about in my last posting. It is like a sea retreating now getting ready for the formation of a new cycle.

What do we look for now? Well i would look for the sign of margin force selling as a sign of major shake down before the run up. My first level of critical support have been broken so the CI will definitely hit 1216 and below. My next critical support is tagged at 1200-1201 level. Any breach of this level between now and next week would consider a good buy for a technical. Please remain cautious as a breach of this level would spells disaster. My advice is to commit yourself when the market start to turn. It is okay to buy a bit higher knowing that the market have hit a bottom or a temporary bottom. And do expect some volatility and some quick rotational play.

Until then, good luck.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

the wrath of man-made inflation...

Brace yourself for a drastic increase of 50% in fuel price!! Petrol price to be raise close to RM3.00 per litre, diesel at RM2.60 per litre and cooking gas at RM40.00 per 12 kilo tank by year end.
The wrath of inflation rears its ugly head and our government chose to do away with subsidies so that they can have more money to corrupt through the pretense of development where all their share of monies had already been factored into the cost of development.
Perhaps, the government should explain to the rakyat on the necessities of having these developments at this juncture and what are the benefits all these developments are going to bring to the country and the rakyat. As it is only appropriate for a government to invest into something that should be viable in term of profits and benefits to the country. Why would someone spent billions on infrastructure in Putrajaya and at the end of the day, it is not even generating enough revenue to finance the cost of borrowings. Worse still, more than half of the project cost have been channeled away through corruption as it was premeditated right from the beginning.
This was exactly what have been practised by Umno led government since the early 70s only to be made worse by Mahathir and Daim where they practically transferred the country's wealth to themselves through their cronies. We only have to look at those billionaires and multi-millionaires he created during his rule. If he can create so many super rich in others, what more can we say about he, himself and his family? Isn't it ironic to make all others rich and to keep none for yourself? How would his children accept his stupidity? Well, they didn't complain at all.

The present Umno led government continue with this method of enriching themselves with those launching of the multi billions overvalued corridors under the 9MP without bothering its viability and the financial capabilities of our country. Hence, these projects must go on in order for these money to reach their pockets.

And where do they find all those finances to lay down the infrastructure? Petronas's multi billion profit.. Yet they want to do away with fuel subsidies despite the fact we are still a net exporter of crude oil and gas. It doesn't take a Math genius to figure out the amount of money involved here.

This is what i called a man-made inflation. Man-made from the fact that projects have been marked up to the roof for their corrupt practice and make the rakyat pay for it by removing subsidies on top of all the taxes being imposed in the form of income taxes, sale and service taxes etc. etc. Not to mention all those tolls that have been imposed on us forcibly.

What's sickening is that these bastards try to mislead the rakyat by comparing our fuel price to that of our neighbors. Only fools like them would compare an apple to an orange. Why not compare us to Brunei or other net oil exporting countries?

In short, corruption is the main contributor to our country's inflation. Not to mention other destruction that come with it. Perhaps, i can categorize corruption into 2 categories. A managed corruption is whereby a government ventures itself into a viable project. A viable project that generates profit and out of every dollar made, 50 cents goes into their pocket in the form of corruption and the rest goes back to the country. I guess this form of corruption can be accepted as it is seen as a 'win-win' situation.
The next one will be a destructive corruption whereby a government ventures itself into a project with sole intention to corrupt right from the beginning regardless of its viability. The question of viabilty ceased to exists when the cost of project is been blown out of proportion to cover their corruptive purposes. This is what Umno led government have been doing for decades. MSC and Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, Twin Tower, KL Tower are fine examples and the list just goes on and on. At the end of the day, most of these projects turned out to be white elephants and further costs were injected just to maintain it. These further maintenance costs will be subjected to their corruptive practice again.

What Anwar offered during the 12th GE is not impossible. It's only a matter of sacrificing their greedy needs for the betterment of the country. Sad to see that this is not to be. Perhaps it is time for us all to rise again and push forward towards total reform before it's too late.

of munafik, fasik, amar maaruf , nahi munkar and fardu kifayah...

Bullshit Islam from bullshit Muslims
Raja Petra in Malaysia Today

Umno and ABIM are enemies of the community. Umno and ABIM are enemies of Islam. Umno and ABIM serve the party and their own race. Umno and ABIM are not true Muslims. Umno and ABIM are bullshit Muslims. Umno and ABIM are practicing bullshit Islam.

“Umno's interests come first, says Najib,” reported the New Straits Times today. The New Straits Times then went on to report Najib as saying, “We should always consider the party's interests above all else.”

Another New Straits Times report about the Pakatan Rakyat government offering Umno State Assemblymen positions in the Penang State Government, which of course they turned down, goes as follows:

The Pakatan Rakyat state government has again offered posts in several state committees to five Umno assemblymen. The assemblymen, who had turned down similar offers before, received offer letters from the state government last week.

They are Sungai Acheh assemblyman Datuk Mahmud Zakaria, Datuk Ariff Shah Omar Shah (Seberang Jaya), Muhammad Farid Saad (Pulau Betong), Datuk Azhar Ibrahim (Penaga) and Shabudin Yahaya (Permatang Berangan).

Azhar, the state opposition chief, said he received a letter offering him a place in the state Price Control Committee. The state Umno secretary said he was also asked to attend the committee's inaugural meeting."I will not accept their offer no matter what. It is against my principles. The truth is they are not sincere. All this is politically motivated."Azhar said he had expected other Umno assemblymen to receive similar offers. "They can make us the offer as many times as they want but we will not accept them. We will continue to remain loyal to the party," he said.

And this is what Bernama reported today:The Malaysian Muslim Youth Movement (Abim) has called on the government to clarify the necessity for the Public Service Department (PSD) to increase the ratio of scholarships for non-Bumiputeras from 10 percent to 45 percent.

Abim secretary-general, Khairul Arifin Mohd Munir, said in view that the education quota issue was closely related to provisions in the federal constitution like Articles 153(2) and 153(3) it was therefore necessary that Malaysians be given an explanation for the move.

Sura Al-Fatiha is the first chapter of the Muslim holy book, the Qur'an. Its seven verses are a prayer for God's guidance and stress the lordship and mercy of God. This chapter has a special role in the Muslims' daily prayers (Salat), being recited at the start of each unit of prayer, or rak'ah.

Verse five of this sura says: You alone we worship, and You alone we ask for help.There is also a verse that goes as follows: innasalati, wanusuki, wamahyaya, wamamati, Lillahi Rabbil Alamin. This means all my actions and deeds (salat or prayers included), my life and my death, are only for the God of the entire world.

Najib, however, says that Umno’s interest should be above all other interests. So Najib is not a true Muslim. And the Umno State Assemblymen say they only serve the party. So these Umno State Assemblymen are also not true Muslims.

Meanwhile, the Islamic youth movement, ABIM, is upset that the government is not upholding racial discrimination. So the ABIM people too are not true Muslims.

Yes, that’s right; don’t get too impressed and awed by any Arab look-alike, Bin Ladin wannabe. They may dress like Muslims from the Arabian desert. They may talk like Muslims. They may sujud (prostrate) on the ground with their backsides pointing to the sky five times a day. They may go to Mekah twice a year whereas others go only once in their entire life. Their wives and daughters may be ‘properly’ covered with a tudung or headscarf. They may even let loose from their lips a few Arabic words from time to time. But they are not true Muslims. They are munafik and fasik Muslims.

True Muslims practice amar maaruf, nahi munkar. True Muslims treat fardu ‘ain as one aspect of Islam and fardu kifayah as an even more important aspect. This means you uphold good and oppose evil. This also means you serve your community in the name of God while sacrificing your own interest (plus, in particular, party interests) for the good of the community. This means you uphold the teachings of Prophet Muhammad by opposing racism and the Umnoputera ‘caste system’ that exists in Malaysia.

But Umno and ABIM do the opposite to all this. They serve the party and uphold racism. They don’t care about the community. Party interests come first even if the community suffers. They oppose and violate everything that Islam stands for. They are munafik and fasik. Remember these two words: munafik and fasik. That is what Umno and ABIM are. Yet the pretend they are true Muslims. Bullshit! This is bullshit Islam practiced by bullshit Muslims. What they uphold and practice is everything that Islam opposes.

Uphold good and oppose evil: says Islam. Do not discriminate: says Islam. Race does not count: says Islam. Serve only God and your community: says Islam. But Umno and ABIM do the opposite of this. Umno and ABIM violate what Islam stipulates. Umno and ABIM are enemies of the community. Umno and ABIM are enemies of Islam. Umno and ABIM serve the party and their own race. Umno and ABIM are not true Muslims. Umno and ABIM are bullshit Muslims. Umno and ABIM are practicing bullshit Islam. True Islam practiced by true Muslims prohibits the serving of any other than the community and God. True Islam practiced by true Muslims prohibits racism and discrimination.

How ironical. The kafir (infidel) Chinese from Barisan Nasional are prepared to work with Pakatan Rakyat for the good of the people. These kafirs that Muslims say are all going to go to hell think of the people. On the other hand, the Muslims from Barisan Nasional sabotage Pakatan Rakyat even if the people have to suffer. These Muslims that Muslims say will be guaranteed heaven do not care about the people. How ironical that the kafirs practice amar maaruf, nahi munkar, and fardu kifayah, whereas Muslims violate these Islamic requirements. How ironical that the kafirs are better Muslims than Muslims. How ironical indeed.

Oh, by the way, I challenge any of the State Muftis to dispute what I wrote and declare me ‘sesat’ or misguided. I will take on any Mufti worth his salt. Speak now or forever hold your tongue.