Tuesday 30 June 2009

Please be Generous

If you click on the banner below, and fill in your email and age group, DiGi Telecommunications, Malaysia will donate MYR 5.00 to The National Cancer Council of Malaysian, go on, just do it - this donation will not cost you even one cent.

The campaign, called 'Love to Save' , will be running until 30th June 2009 - just click on the charity of your choice and DiGi will donate RM 5.00, it is as easy as that folks.

The chosen charities are:


SPCA Selangor
Malaysian Nature Society
Borneo Conservation Trust
Global Environment Centre


National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
IJN Foundation
Hospis Malaysia
Malaysian AIDS Foundation
MAKNA (Majlis Kanser Nasional) [National Cancer Council of Malaysia]


National Council for the Blind Malaysia
Malaysian Council for Child Welfare
Women's Aid Organization
National Council of Senior Citizens Organisations Malaysia
Persatuan Kebajikan HOPE Worldwide Kuala Lumpur

In Memoriam of Michael Jackson

Joseph Jackson (Born: 29th August 1958 - Died:25th June 2009)

Requiescat In Pace

All the lyrics to Michael's songs can be found by clicking here

Monday 22 June 2009

Malaysia: Cultured, Genteel, Enlightened, Progressive, Tolerant, my arse!

According to reports in the Malaysian, government owned Main Stream Media (MSM) the police have implemented most of the 125 recommendations contained in the 2005 report by the Royal Commission to Enhance the Operation and Management of the Royal Malaysian Police.

DIGP Ismail Omar steps have been taken to forge closer ties with the public through community policing and frequent meetings with residents.

"Both the state and district police chiefs have held regular meetings with residents' associations to hear their grouses and the problems they face," he reportedly said yesterday.

"These are part of measures to rebuild the public's confidence in the police force, besides encouraging them to cooperate with us and provide vital tip-offs."

What a laugh, anyway, believe it or not, be that as it may!

The MSM didn't report this:- (update: see below)

The police last night cordoned off a opposition political party's [DAP] fund-raising dinner held for some 3,000 people in Klang and confiscated the public address system, however later they allowed the dinner to continue at 8.15pm

Police with M16s were guarding area, Lim Kit Siang likened it to a war zone

There were 900 cops wasting their time there according to the belated report in the Star, see below.

Do the police have nothing better to do? Malaysia is very far from being crime free!!

In addition yet another recent case of apparent police brutality does not seem to have been reported in the Malaysia MSM, apart from a report HERE, either.

The police in Malaysia seem to have yet again behaved like gangsters and thugs, see video below, when a 20 year old student was allegedly beaten black and blue by the cops whist handcuffed in a police station.

Little did 20-year-old college student Koh Chon Weng suspect that a night out at a club with friends would pave the way for a horrendous experience which he will never ever be able to forget.

Koh Chon Weng, still bore the scars of his ordeal when interviewed on video, he claimed that he was arrested and beaten up by policemen for no apparent reason.

"I was handcuffed, punched and kicked for several minutes. And when I spat the blood which oozed out from my mouth on the floor, I was beaten again for this," recalled the soft-spoken accounting student during a press conference at the DAP office in Petaling Jaya.

Full story click HERE:

and watch the malaysiakini video below

Dum inter homines sumus, colamus humanitatem

As long as we are among humans, let us be humane.

Banned T Shirts

Meanwhile, dangerous T Shirts have been confiscated by the police in Malaysia.

The Ministry of Home Affairs apparently deemed the images [see below] to be obscene, subversive and likely to glorify communism.

You judge for yourself,

I think the slogans on the T shirts are quite amusing, and generally harmless.

I see this T shirt, which is quite appropriate in this context,

is not included in the banned T shirt list.

Saturday 20 June 2009

In Solidarity with the Noble People of Burma


This post is made in support of and in solidarity with the noble people of Burma, may they soon be free of the cruel fascist dictator Than Shwe and his evil cohorts who have raided, raped & ruined Burma for far too long.

The Angel of Burma


In The Quiet Land
(By Daw Aung San Suu Kyi)

In the Quiet Land, no one can tell
if there's someone who's listening
for secrets they can sell.
The informers are paid in the blood of the land
and no one dares speak what the tyrants won't stand.

In the quiet land of Burma,
no one laughs and no one thinks out loud.
In the quiet land of Burma,
you can hear it in the silence of the crowd

In the Quiet Land, no one can say
when the soldiers are coming
to carry them away.
The Chinese want a road; the French want the oil;
the Thais take the timber; and SLORC * takes the spoils...

In the Quiet Land....
In the Quiet Land, no one can hear
what is silenced by murder
and covered up with fear.
But, despite what is forced, freedom's a sound
that liars can't fake and no shouting can drown.

Read some more of her poems by clicking HERE

* State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) now renamed the State Peace And Development Council, or the COUNCIL OF DEVILS to use a much more appropriate name.

Devil Than Shwe

The Devils of Burma are led by Than Shwe, military dictator and head of the ruling junta in Burma (Myanmar), he is a secretive vindictive monster.

He shows no qualms about having dissidents, journalists, and even Buddhist monks were beaten, jailed, tortured, or executed.

He is very superstitious, in 2005 he moved the national capital essentially overnight, on the advice of an astrologer.

The multi-medalled-megalomaniac Than Shwe, where did he get all those medals?
He has never fought in any war!

He has absolute power, but Than Shwe is so reclusive that most of the Burmese people have never even heard his voice.

Smuggled video footage (see below) of the sumptuously vulgar wedding thrown for his daughter sparked outrage across the country, as it provided a glimpse of the lifestyle of the very rich at the expense of the majority in Burma who are totally oppressed and remain very poor.


Necesse est multos timeat quem multi timent

He must fear many, whom many fear

Friday 19 June 2009

Religion as the Opiate of the Masses Iranian Style

Ali Khamenei

Not only that, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei preached hatred too in his 100 minute plus sermon at Tehran 's University on 19th June 2009.

He spoke to a massive congregation, which in true rent-a crowd 'democratic style' had been brought in from all over Iran. They appeared to cheer on cue and acted in unison like robots.

Democracy, as it should be, does not exist in Iran, what does seem to exist is a hard-line government which is using Islam as to tool to retain support, a classic case of religion being used as a means to subdue and control the people.

Khamenei may be kicked out of his job as the Supreme Leader of Iran quite soon, so he seems to be betting on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to fight for his survival.

See the BCC story by clicking HERE

and a short video HERE

Cave ab homine unius libri

Beware of anyone who has just one book



Perhaps UMNO is a anagram of MUON?

A MUON is an unstable lepton common in cosmic radiation.

Well UMNO is certainly unstable and very common, perhaps not cosmic, but most certainly comic, and definitely as dangerous as radiation.

To break it down further let's look at the lepton.

A lepton is any member of a class of subatomic particles that only respond only to electromagnetic force, weak forces and gravitational force and are not affected by strong force.

Leptons are said to be elementary particles; that is, they do not appear to be made up of smaller units of matter.

Leptons can either carry one unit of electric charge or be neutral.

The charged leptons are the electrons, muons and taus.

Each of these types has a negative charge and a distinct mass.

So that brings things together, a Muon is a negatively charged lepton, an dense elementary particle not made up of smaller units, responsive to gravitational and weak forces, unaffected by strong forces.

UNMO can certainly be charged as being negative, base, and a stubborn, dense, minute mass which seems to be unmoved by strong opposition, but is responsive to weaknesses and will undoubtedly suffer from the forces of gravity and fall in due course.

Crescit amor nummi, quantum ipsa pecunia crevit

The love of wealth grows as the wealth itself grew


The Main Asteroid Belt

shown in white

Perhaps NAJIB is an anagram for BAJIN?

Bajin is a main belt asteroid discovered on 25th November 1997.

Well Najib has a main belt, which can be observed to be getting bigger by the day; and he like an asteroid, is not living in the real world.

To conclude:

UMNO is an unstable and common insignificant particle, which only responds to electromagnet force, weak forces and gravity!

Whilst NAJIB is, it seems, condemned to outer space from where oblivion is inevitable.

Caelum videre iussit, et erectos ad sidera tollere vultus

He bid them look at the sky and lift their faces to the stars.

Saturday 13 June 2009

Ahmad Shabery Cheek has a Damned Cheek

Ahmad Shabery Cheek, do you remember his debate with Anwar Ibrahim?

According to Youth and Sports Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek, people with a disability should not be referred to as ‘disabled’ but rather be collectively labeled ‘People with Special Ability’ he reportedly said, as that that would “best fit their description”.

He said the term ‘People with Special Ability’ does not portray a negative perspective on the person with a disability.

Many of them are not ‘disabled’ because they have special qualities that sometimes even a normal person cannot match. “For example, a paralympic athlete has such a high level of commitment, determination and competitiveness compared with a normal person,” he said.

Apart from sportsmen, they (disabled) have also contributed vastly towards the growth of a nation by being doctors, teachers, lecturers, businessmen and craftsmen, he said.

I would like to see the list of paralympic athletes, doctors, teachers, lecturers, businessmen and craftsmen from the disabled community in Malaysia, it cannot be a very long list, as most disabled people in Malaysia are living in poverty or are finding it difficult to make ends meet.

You may or not agree with him, I certainly do not.

He is just paying lip service to the disabled, garnering support and attempting to curry favour, and votes for UMNO / BN from the disabled community in the next election.

By implication, he had clearly stated that he considers the disabled to be 'abnormal people' when he said this, as quoted from the National News Agency BERNAMA report:

At the same time, there are also normal human beings who become useless to the community, ‘disabled’ because people like drug addicts, criminals, beggars and jobless do not in any way contribute to the nation.”

Before he came out with the nonsense above he had handed out contributions to 140 children from six Department of Social Welfare community centres, during a charity programme at Kompleks Penyayang, Kampung Mak Chili in Chukai near Kemaman. You can bet your bottom dollar that the donations were from tax-payers money and not from the ministers or even UMNO or BN funds.

Ahmad Shabery Cheek is, talking rubbish.

A disability is nothing to be ashamed about, it does not portray negativity at all.

The WHO defines “Disability as follows:

Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.

An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.

Thus disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives.

Disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. "An individual may also qualify as disabled if he/she has had an impairment in the past or is seen as disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm. Such impairments may include physical, sensory, and cognitive or intellectual impairments. Mental disorders (also known as psychiatric or psychosocial disability) and various types of chronic disease may also be considered qualifying disabilities. A disability may occur during a person's lifetime or may be present from birth.

In the United Kingdom, The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) defines a disabled person as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

The definition

For the purposes of the Act:

  • substantial means neither minor nor trivial

  • long term means that the effect of the impairment has lasted or is likely to last for at least 12 months (there are special rules covering recurring or fluctuating conditions)

  • normal day-to-day activities include everyday things like eating, washing, walking and going shopping

  • a normal day-to-day activity must affect one of the 'capacities' listed in the Act which include mobility, manual dexterity, speech, hearing, seeing and memory

Some conditions, such as a tendency to set fires and hay fever, are specifically excluded.

People who have had a disability in the past that meets this definition are also covered by the scope of the Act. There are additional provisions relating to people with progressive conditions.

The DDA 2005 amended the definition of disability. It ensured that people with HIV, cancer and multiple sclerosis are deemed to be covered by the DDA effectively from the point of diagnosis, rather than from the point when the condition has some adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

In Malaysia the disabled are condemned to live on the fringes of society, patronised, pitied, thrown the odd crumb here and petty hand-out there, they are all but ignored. Our disabled brothers and sisters are even feared by some, as they are regarded as bad luck, a 'pantang', or unclean and unworthy of respect.

Using a new expression, such as the idiotic ‘People with Special Ability’ will do nothing to help the disabled.

Anyway, how does one define ‘People with Special Ability’?

What is needed is a comprehensive Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) exactly as there is in the UK and elsewhere in the developed world, and it must be enforced 100%.

If not for the help of NGOs the disabled in Malaysia would be even worse off than they are now, as the Department of Social Welfare is not efficient in playing the role it rightly should.

Inhumanitas omni aetate molesta est.

Dum inter homines sumus, colamus humanitatem.

Dum tempus habemus, operemur bonum.

Inhumanity is harmful in every age.

As long as we are among humans, let us be humane.

While we have the time, let us do good.

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is now only the 7th Best in the World

KLIA Going Down the Shoot?

I wonder why this news could not be seen in the Malaysian media today, if it was there, it must have been well hidden?

Try harder next year KLIA and Malaysia Airports Berhad.

South Korea's Incheon International Airport was voted the best in the world, according to a 10-month survey of airline passengers.

Incheon, located about 70 km (43 miles) from Seoul, South Korea, is one of the busiest airports in the world.

The 'Skytrax' survey asked 8.6 million passengers at 190 airports to rate the facilities based on their experiences at check-in, arrival, departure and transfer.

Incheon edged out Hong Kong's International Airport and Singapore's Changi Airport .

This annual survey also judges airports on individual categories.

Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates came out tops for having the best duty-free shops.

Hong Kong served the best food.

Helsinki-Vantaa in Finland is least likely to lose passengers' bags. and

Japan's Kansai International has the cleanest restrooms.

The top 10 airports, according to the survey, are:

  1. Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea

  2. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

  3. Changi Airport, Singapore

  4. Zurich Airport, Switzerland

  5. Munich Airport, Germany

  6. Kansai International Airport, Japan

  7. Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia

  8. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands

  9. Central Japan International Airport [Centrair], Nagoya Japan

  10. Auckland Airport, New Zealand

For the CNN Report, click HERE

For the Straits Times (Singapore) Report, click HERE

Bibere venenum in auro

Drink poison from a cup of gold

Friday 5 June 2009

150,000 Protestors Attended Candlelight Vigil in Hong Kong

Tiananmen Massacre marked by massive protest and candlelight vigil in Hong Kong

See the full news story from the BBC, click HERE

Read how the Chinese media reported the 1989 Tiananmen Protest, at that time, by clicking HERE

There were no protests in Malaysia, as groups of more than four (4) people are prohibited from gathering together without a permit from the police!

Article 10 of Malaysia's constitution guarantees freedom of assembly, however the Police Act of 1967 severely restricts its exercise in practice.

No more than four persons may assemble in public without a police license.

Police are empowered to break up unlicensed demonstrations, arrest participants, and use force if orders to disperse are ignored.

So folks, in Malaysia there is less freedom and less respect for human rights than in many other countries and territories including Hong Kong, China.

Surely it is time this changed?

Read about other repressive laws in Malaysia by clicking HERE

Libertas inaestimabilis res est

Liberty is a thing beyond all price

Thursday 4 June 2009

Najib Visits PRC on 20th Anniversary of Bloody Crackdown in Tiananmen Square, Biejing

Some victims of the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square on 4th June 1989

Police in Beijing, People Republic of China (Communist China) were out in force on Thursday 4thJune 2009 to stop any commemoration of the ruthless bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters around Tiananmen Square 20 years ago on this day, one day after Washington demanded Beijing account for those killed, whose names are still unknown.

The estimates of how many students and others were killed by the Chinese authorities, vary from many hundreds to thousands! Others have just disappeared!

In Hong Kong however there were commemorations demonstrations and a massive candlelight vigil.

Hong Kong is obviously far more democratic than other parts of P R of China and Malaysia.

The most famous image of the dreadful day 20 years ago

Malaysia PM Najib is, at this most inappropriate time, making an official visit to PRC, his wife and a bunch of others [Transport Minister Ong Tee Keat, Higher Education Minister Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Koh Tsu Koon as well as many Malaysian business leaders and entrepreneurs], tagging along with him.

By making this visit it seems they are helping Communist China to defect attention for the Tienanmen anniversary.

This is a shameful time for Najib to visit Communist China, it is as though Najib is supporting the suppression of the commemorations of the merciless crackdown in Tiananmen Square Beijing.

Meanwhile in Taiwan twenty Taiwanese protesters held a candlelight vigil in the capital Taipeh on Wednesday 3rd June 2009 to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown.

Will Najib now add Dr. to his already long name?


The Anthem of the Cultural Revolution in the 60's

which was led by

Mao Tse-Tung [毛澤東 Mao Zedong]

The east is red, the sun is rising
China has brought forth a Mao Zedong.
He works for the people's welfare.
Hurrah, He is the people's great savior.
Chairman Mao loves the people,
He is our guide,
To build a new China,
Hurrah, he leads us forward!
The Communist Party is like the sun,
Wherever it shines, it is bright.
Wherever there is a Communist Party,
Hurrah, there the people are liberated!

Najib received an honorary doctorate in international relations from Professor Hao Ping in Beijing on Wednesday 3rd June 2009.

Please sign the Amnesty International "Protect The Human" Petition re Tiananmen Massacre, click HERE

Pares cum paribus

Like persons with like persons. Birds of a feather flock together

The Ill fated Terengganu Sports Complex

Main Stadium,
the larger crescent shaped roof recently collapsed

Image source: Senibahri Arkitek

Project Name: Terengganu Sports Complex
Location: Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

Total Site Area: 74 hectares
Gross Floor Area: Main stadium: 100,000 m²; Indoor Stadium: 3,119 m²
Building Height: Main stadium: 67 m (east stand), 36.3 m (west stand);

Indoor stadium: 42 m

Storeys: Main stadium: 9 (east stand); Indoor stadium: 4-4.5

Seating Capacity: Main stadium: 60,000; Indoor stadium: 5,000

Client/Owner: Terengganu State Government

Architecture Firm: Senibahri Arkitek
Principal Architect: Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah
Project Architect: Badrul Hisham

Main Contractor: Main stadium: Bina Structur-Genggam Mercu-Emarcon JV;

Indoor stadium: Ahmad Zaki Sdn. Bhd.

Mechanical & Electrical Engineers:

Main stadium: Public Works Department, Terengganu (Mechanical & Electrical Division);

Indoor stadium: Samudra Consult

Civil & Structural Engineers:
Main stadium: AZM Engineers- MA Consult-Protech Consultant consortium

Indoor stadium: MECIP (M) Sdn Bhd

The ill fated sports complex is made up of an open main stadium and a closed indoor stadium/convention centre.

The 60,000 person capacity main stadium, is located at the eastern end of the sports complex site, and is said to have been designed in accordance with international standards, and was intended to host competitive sporting events as well as large public gatherings and shows, such as concerts.

Sweeping crescent-shaped roofs

Image source: Senibahri Arkitek

The two sweeping crescent-shaped roofs, a three-dimensional star is mounted atop the smaller roof, were supposed to project the culture of Terengganu state.

The crescent shaped roof structure the larger of which recently collapsed, covered the main grandstand and the royal box (west stand), consisted of a column less steel space-framed system, externally supported by vertical and angled reinforced concrete rectangular beam columns on the outer eaves of the lower rim of the roof.

The roof covering was made from metal sheets with a glass skylight in the shape of a star on the smaller roof of the east stand.

Floodlights were placed at the edges of the space-framed roofing.

More details can be found HERE

Finis coronat opus

The ending crowns the work

Wednesday 3 June 2009

Die Like a Frog in Shameless Malaysia



In Malaysia life seems to be so cheap, and should anyone be unfortunate enough to die in road accident, better not expect any support from the authorities, especially the police.

As happened in Johor Bahru North, the police will be more likely to blame the motorist rather that the local authority or the Public Works Department who have not maintained the road.

See this news report:

'A 36-year-old hairdresser was killed when she fell off a motorcycle which hit a pothole'

from The Star by clicking HERE

'The pot hole was LESS THAN A FOOT (30 cm) DEEP said the OCPD'

Extract from the news report:

"Johor Baru (North) deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Akhir Ishak said Lee died of head injuries and police are investigating the case under Section 41(1) Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.

He said Lee’s helmet could have become loose and fallen off when she hit the ground.

He added that the pothole was less than a foot deep."

Other shameful events have occurred in the past few days, is Malaysia cursed?

Perhaps it is cursed, but the lazy, unproductive, non-enforcing, lackadaisical and complaisant public servants are more probably the root cause of many of Malaysia's problems.

The Remodelled Gong Badak Stadium


The pride of the state of Terengganu, the RM300million Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium in Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu became a heap of twisted metal when its roof collapsed yesterday, only one year after it was opened.


The Department of Occupational Safety and Health had not give approval for the demolition of the Jaya Supermarket in Petaling Jaya, before the work was begun, the structure collapsed killing seven workers recently.

Click HERE


Selangor Religious Department (JAIS) workers raided an actors fiancée's apartment in Petaling Jaya, reported Harian Metro, according to The Star, click HERE

The unnamed actor, in his twenties, who acts in a mystic and horror TV series, managed to climb to the next balcony on the fifth floor at 3am recently.

The five JAIS goons raided the apartment after receiving complaints from busy-body neighbours (peeping-toms or spies) that the actor and his fiancée would meet up frequently at her home.

Serious crime is rampant in Malaysia and so much time effort is wasted on stupid and pathetic raids like this which invade the privacy of individuals.

The targets should be the rapists, wife beaters, paedophiles and child abusers.

Perhaps JAIS actually stands for Jealous Antediluvian Insomniac Shameful?