WOW! Is this real? What? Read on…
I ter-click on the text ad and I saw this… on http://www.nationwide.com.au/sunway
I looked through the website and it is a business listing company based in Australia.
Whoa! So serious meh?
I remember reading the same similar problem which involves the security from Nicolekiss’ blog. Read “So Euphoric, MY ARSE”
So much so for a hospitable country eh, Malaysia. Plus, the crowd at Euphoria thinks that they are big shots and they can show off or rather assault anyone they don’t like. Now, this person has the ad up and running and I think it is target to Malaysian readers.
My gosh! I remember back in Australia. The security along the clubbing strip was so stiff that every 5 minutes, you will see police making their rounds. One guy even got a ticket for sleeping at the front door of a restaurant. WOW!
Speaking of Australia, stay tune for more of my Perth-venture.
I’ve got my DiGi post drafted but the day went out of hand that I have to forgo my chance of winning the PSP! Bah! You guys that posted are lucky! LUCKY! Because I didn’t post. Else I sure win wan.. (sulk)
It has been quite a while since I wrote about our very own Malaysian politics and it has also been a while since I last checked into Malaysiakini. Today has been a very dramatic day in Perak. Even my contractor also call me to talked about it and started cursing at our politicians.
“Niamah… under the tree also can have assembly meeting. It’s like, you can use hand while playing soccer now!!” He said it in Cantonese, which was a lot funnier.
Anyways… So I’ve read all about it in Malaysiakini.
High drama, violence & ‘pokok demokrasi’
Andrew Ong | Mar 3, 09 4:35pm
The vicinity of the Perak state secretariat building today was gripped with high drama for about four hours as Pakatan Rakyat tried to convene an emergency state assembly sitting.
perak state govt crisis state adun assemble under the rain tree 030309From the wee hours, police have been manning roadblocks leading to both the front and rear entrance to the building, where the state assembly is housed.
Rush hour traffic was brought to a crawl and students were seen running to a nearby school as their parents could only drop them at a roadblock.
Other than the heavy police presence, little was out of the ordinary until a group of some 30 burly men started to shout profanities at some 100 Pakatan supporters gathered near the state secretariat building.
The Pakatan supporters backed off slightly, but that didn’t stop the group of aggressive men, though vastly outnumbered, from shouting profanities. (more in Malaysiakini)
I’m sorry to say that Zubedy’s open letter has eventually fallen into the deaf ears. Maybe, someone needs to come up with an open letter to our Malaysian political clowns so that it hits them right into their brain. Most of those clown’s skin are too thick to take simple and humble words of Zubedy. Like seriously.
If I’m the Sultan of Perak, I will immediately tell those jokers in the Perak State to pack up and go home and sleep. Stay home, indefinitely. When I say those jokers, I mean those jokers from both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat. If our politicians can’t act admirably, where you think the citizens learn their brutal acts from? The politician! Yes! You are correct!!!
So, why not, let me write an open letter here in my humble blog to our Malaysian politicians, with much lower fee for the world to see.
Dear Malaysian Politician Idol Contestants,
I have to add in “Idol Contestants” because, the show that you guys are putting up are much better than watching American Idol. If we were to make a film out of it, it will totally beat Slumdog Millionaire just like how David beats Goliath.
As a Malaysian citizen, I don’t understand why is there a need for power grab in Perak. Why is one seat in a state government makes you people fight like angry dogs who was thrown one huge bone. Pardon my words, but it’s just how I am feeling right now at this point of time. Angry!
Even, us citizens wants the best seats in the cinema also have to line up. First come first serve lah! Bloody hell. Simple logic also can’t understand and you want to lead the citizens? Pfft!!!
Excuse me, don’t throw all your political jargon to me now and just shut up and do your work. When I said, do your work I mean, go back to where it was and sit back, relax and serve us our tea. Yes, us, citizens whom you are suppose to serve. Not some party flag who tells you where you seat and what you do, what you talk.
If not for us, do you even think your party flag can even touch the flag pole? Pfftt!! You will be holding your party flag tightly in your arms or kept in your car boot instead.
I don’t know much about democracy, what I’ve known is demoCRAZY and I have to thank you ‘Politician Idols‘ for it. Because, I’ve not even seen much of a democracy in Perak or Malaysia for long now. All I kept listening and reading in the papers are drama this and that.
If you have been championing for a fair country, with equality in all aspects of living, why can’t Perak enjoy the same fate as Penang? I remember once I saw a video of Datuk Seri Najib doing all the “Yes, endorse me as your PM and you will enjoy living in Malaysia” kind of video. Bah! What happened to all the values he has mentioned in there?
How the whole drama and fun fare begins in Perak, everyone knows. I don’t have to explain it anymore.
If you think you are that good, prove us that you are. Why choose to seat somewhere where we the citizens don’t want you to sit? You don’t like Lim Ah Kau sitting in Bandar Longkau, that’s your problem! Citizens of Bandar Longkau likes Lim Ah Kau there. So, you Abu Bakar from Bandar Terbakar go back and do your homework! Gain our confidence again why you should be voted to seat at Bandar Longkau.
In this time of economy, yes, it’s good that you put up some drama to ease our sorrows because of the downturn. But, please lah, we already have so many dramas in Astro to watch. We don’t need to pay you to put up some drama for us AND we are already paying you to get your job done by making sure the environment we live in is conducive enough for us to enjoy our daily life. Enough already for the drama in the Parliament!
So, please stop all this Politician Idol chasing drama and work on improving our daily living conditions. You want to know what I face in my daily life?
The city is congested with so many buildings but not enough parkings!
The public transportation is like a the state of the art? Think again!
Where are the DBKLs, MPPJs and MBBSs when we need them to summon the errant drivers!
Why the toll rates going up again!? Why is there a toll system in the first place!
Why are the roads in such bad condition! Where are the road taxes going?
I’ve got a longer list but, hey, have I not bore you enough? Now, get back to work!
A Malaysian Citizen,
You think I’m slamming BN in general? You bet you do. But, PKR is not any better either, as claimed. Because, remember, the problems I’m facing in my daily life above are all PKR’s. They are running Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, and the mess are there.
Oh… ISA? So I’m a threat to the country eh? As far as I’ve learned, you are only a threat to national security if you try to take over the government. No?
I’ve said enough.
Your 2 cents?
Five Turkish Airlines crew among the crash dead at Schiphol airport, by David Charter
Five crew members, including three pilots, were among the nine people killed when a Turkish Airways flight crashed on its descent into Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.
The names of the dead are expected to be officially released today but reports emerged that the three pilots were Captain Hasan Tahsin Arisan, Murat Sezer and Olgay Ozgur.
The Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which was carrying 127 passengers and seven crew from Istanbul, crashed into a ploughed field at 10.30am local time yesterday, narrowly missing a highway. It broke into three pieces but, luckily, did not catch fire.
Oh Lord, bless those who has been killed during the crash. Bless their innocent death and may their soul rest in peace in your arms…. Amen.
I just checked my blog and also my stats and I found that there were a huge jump in traffic surge.
I did a thorough check and I found that there were news about Elizabeth Wong’s nude pics circulating around the internet. People were searching about the pics and I got like some hits.
It all reaches this post of mine.
Gosh! See what other people will start doing when it comes to politics?
I wonder if when people start quoting a male’s nude picture, everyone will start searching for it also?
Sigh… You people can’t search about better things??
Okay… Time to run.
It’s Italian tonight!!
Remember MY WISH?
Well, actually, the news came out on Thursday (8th January 2009).
I didn’t even know.
Till I was told about it by Shaun
What? Here it is.
Birthday boy gives out presents by Jade Chan
A short preview of the whole write up.
INSTEAD of receiving gifts, travel agent sales manager Thomas Yap celebrated his 24th birthday last Saturday by presenting gifts to three lucky children from Persatuan Rumah Kanak-Kanak Ini Disayangi (Rumah K.I.D.S.).
“My original intention was to bring some cheer to the children, whom I got to know during a secondary school trip about eight years ago. When I found out that the party would be held on my birthday, I decided that it would be a great way to celebrate with them as well,” said Yap.
He presented two new sets of outfits and a guitar, which originally belonged to him.
“I bought the guitar more than 10 years ago but never got around to learning to play the instrument. When I found out that one of the children had requested for a guitar, I thought it would be better to give it to someone who needs it. I just had the guitar polished and restringed.”
Merry affair: The children from Rumah K.I.D.S. with the well-wishers, Lite.FM announcers, Rumah K.I.D.S. and Impiana KLCC Hotel & Spa representatives at the party.
I still find that, the write up should be centered on Impiana Hotel and LiteFM’s effort for the event.
Oh wells, but, yeah!
Should I start newspaper clipping album already?
Wait, I already have one. Not quite an album, but a file..
Many of you might have heard of SUARAM which means Suara Rakyat Malaysia.
They have recently released a press statement towards the state government of Selangor because of Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s plan to collect RM 10 monthly fee from each migrant worker who are working here in Malaysia.
Let me reproduce their statement which can also be found at their website.
Withdraw monthly fee on migrant workers.
Suaram is deeply disturbed with the plan of the Selangor state government to collect RM10 monthly fee from all migrant workers in the state of Selangor. The new policy was announced by the Chief Minister of the newly formed Selangor state government, Khalid Ibrahim recently during a press interview with Chinese press.
According to the Chief Minister, the money collected will be used for the purpose of setting up a re-training fund for unemployed youths. It aims to equip them with more skills and in a long run reduce the reliance on migrant workers.
The migrant workers community is one of the most exploited and most marginalized groups in the society. They work in conditions described as 3-Ds – dirty, demeaning and dangerous, and theirs are jobs which the locals shun off. They receive low wages and are often exploited by employers or recruitment agencies for non-payment, unjust deduction of salary, long working hours, unfair dismissal etc.
By taxing the migrant workers who are barely surviving and probably in debt in order to pay the exorbitant fees to come to work in Malaysia , an extra heavy burden is added on the migrant workers and their families. And to use the money collected from the migrant workers to re-train local unemployed youth and eventually replace the migrant workers, is scandalous, to say the least.
Even if the monthly fee is to be paid by the employer and not the migrant workers, we are concerned that eventually this fee will be deducted from the migrant worker’s wages one way or another.
The new policy reflects how unsensitized Malaysian political parties, be they in the opposition or the government, are to the plight of migrant workers.
The Parti Rakyat Keadilan (PKR) has espoused the principle of justice and won a huge victory with the pledge to the people to fight against the widening income gap between the “have” and the “have-nots”. Certainly, taxing the poor migrant workers to assist local unemployed youth, do not measure up to the principle and spirit of justice.
Suaram calls on Chief Minister Khalid Ibrahim to immediately withdraw this unjust policy. We also urge the Chief Minister to consult civil society organizations who are working on migrant workers issues before making any policy decisions in the future.
Yap Swee Seng
Hello! Please lah!
First, WHY in the first place we can’t hire local Malaysians to do the work migrant workers are doing at the moment?
Do you know that nearly 99% of all local restaurant that I walk in hires migrant worker to work there instead of us Malaysian?
It is because of their low wage pay, we Malaysian are subjected to a neglect by many employers who always think it is cheaper to hire migrant workers than us Malaysian.
Many of us Malaysians have the skills, just that skills comes with a price!
I went to a Mexican restaurant, I hailed for the wait staff and that fella don’t even have proper English communication!
I hailed another wait staff who is a Malaysian, who speaks fluent English and Bahasa! I demanded her to stay and wait our table even though she insist it is not her zone.
I seriously think RM 10 per month is nothing compared to the amount they are taking out of the country. Yea, maybe they choose to settle down here in Malaysia, but how many?
As a political party in Malaysia I laud their move to be sensitive towards our local unemployed Malaysian rather to think of migrant workers first. Well maybe not RM 10 per month but I will still agree to their move even they impose a certain tax on their employers because they prefer migrant workers than us, Malaysians.
Give you one easy example lah, you buy Toyota or Proton, which one cheaper? Malaysian made car right? Imported car like Toyoya will of course be taxed till kingdom comes right? Because we want more Malaysians car on our roads than others right?
Yes I know, Proton car are lousy, but look, what it is for Perodua? You pay little bit more and you get better car! Same to Malaysians, you pay us peanuts, who wants to work for you and the jobs is 3D – dirty, demeaning and dangerous!. Pay us more and we will give you quality. Not that we Malaysians are not worthy to get down and dirty!
Low wage migrant worker are the only ones affected because of this move but it is because of them, we Malaysians don’t enjoy a higher minimum wage because business people says it’s cheaper to pay migrant worker and they don’t want to pay a single sen higher to Malaysians because they can save A LOT. Who are the victims in the end?
BTW, I thought SUARAM should speak for all Malaysian not Migrants…
Oh wait, you are championing for Human Rights? Why not this?
Champion for us Malaysians first than our fellow migrants here…
Else, I think Suara Migrant suits SUARAM better than Suara Rakyat Malaysia…
*better still… YapThomas, your real Suara Rakyat Malaysia*
Those are my views, please feel free to disagree. TQ. Good Night. Bye Bye.
In a bid to send a rose to our beloved Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi, it seems
that he doesn’t like or accept rose either.
With the widely international coverage of the protest news, it is “just another day of
international shame for Malaysia (Lim Kit Siang)”. I couldn’t agree more.
The chronicles of 16th February 08 event can be viewed here at Roses4PM.
Malaysiakini has an exclusive video coverage. Please watch and judge yourself.
Aren’t we a democratic country as claimed by YOU Barisan Nasional leader?Let me show you WHAT IS a democratic country. United Kingdom.
Yes, in London, they had the similar protest, but they were of peace. They were not
even disturbed by the British Police. Not even a single water cannon sighted.In Malaysia, here in Kuala Lumpur, the way our government handles street protest
which really reflects the discontent of many Malaysians is different. They resort to
the usage of police force, water cannons, and tear gas.
For God’s sake, “They came in peace, seeking justice.” (Haris Ibrahim)
It was intended to be a peaceful event. No fight or any disturbance created.
I mean, of course there is a disturbance in a protest, else it wouldn’t be called
a protest in the first place. But, when it comes to a “peaceful” event, it means no
weapons, no fights but just chanting of names, crying out for help and well shouts.
You see, we are just human and being a human, we voice out what we do not like.
You BN leaders tells us there are avenues where we can voice out. But the problem
is, DO YOU LISTEN? If you don’t even want to listen to our “peaceful” protest,
what more can we expect from the other avenues we can go and complaint?
It is more like talking to deaf ears!
It is just not fair that we all Malaysians are treated like animals where you think
you can just arrest us and make sure we fear you. WHY MUST WE FEAR YOU!?
You can go ahead and keep on arresting all of us Malaysians for we will still stand
on our ground and fight on for a better Malaysia for all of Malaysians.
Although I would say Malaysia is a beatiful country but I just couldn’t agree much
as it is YES a beautiful country FROM THE OUTSIDE, but NOT INSIDE!
When our Prime Minister don’t accept roses, what else can we give him eh?
I say we give him our piece of mind on this coming 12th General Election!!
Besides gambling, eating, eating, gambling, eating, chit chat, eating and gambling.
This is what we do during the Chinese New Year.
Gossip on Edison Chen’s scandal with many of his lovers aka hong kong stars.
It is like a “hot” topic among friends and families. Sure will talk about it.
Especially girls.. *ahem*
They are so hooked to the Edison Chen’s scandal..
guys, you feeling horny now?
getting hard down there guys?
ladies, you wanna cry on Edison’s act?
A disaster which will haunt budget airlines industry as well as travelers.
Many would want to know what is the real cause of the crash of Flight OG-269.
Families of victims wants an answer. Thailand’s authorities has already started their investigations on the cause of this disastrous accident.
The crash was “probably weather related”, Vutichai Singhamanee, director of the Civil Aviation Authority’s flight standards bureau, said by telephone yesterday. “We don’t know if it was pilot error. We are investigating.”
If that is so, this would be the second deadliest air crash in Thailand’s aviation history
after the 1998 Thai Airways’ incident, an Airbus, also due to weather conditions.
I am very sure this is going to have hit in the travel industry. Especially the budget
travelers. From what the industry people knows, the plane Mc Douglass made is
an old aircraft. It was the aircraft of the 80’s.
I was at Starbucks last night, and I was talking about this and there were two
pilots sitting there. They overheard my conversation with the baristas and said
“Don’t take budget airlines, they are not safe. They use cheap fuels”
“You see, full fledge airlines have 6 wheels, they only have 4 wheels!”
And they were joking all about it. But then again, I would not speculate too much on
how safe is Budget Airlines are and should or should you not take risk in future taking
budget airlines. We have to really look at all parties. From the mother nature to the
company to the pilots themselves.
Let’s just all pray for the confirmed 88 death in this One Two Go Airline crash.
88 death is confirmed from last news reporting.. 50 or more lay injured in hospitals.
May their souls rest in the peace setting of Phuket’s wonderful sea breeze..
*Updated Monday 17th September*
One Two Go Airline, a thai budget carrier crash after landing in Phuket.
Search Google News for more news.. but I will briefly cover it here..
It is a Mc Douglass airplane they are using..
File picture by Google Image.
CNN reported a total of 87 death toll.
Associated Press reported about 74 death toll.
More news to come.. going home..