Friday, June 29, 2007

Malaysia is sick...!



How sick is Malaysia ?( read here for the sick story !) This is an act even an animal wouldn't think of doing to another specie....and here, we in Malaysia, have to read, hear and bear witness to this on a daily basis ! Think we are getting used to such atrocities as normal occurance, right ?


What went wrong with us ? Was it in our education system ? Was it in our religious system ? Was it in our political system ? Was it in our enforcement system ? Will the persons responsible for all this social break-down, please stand up !


6 years old and scarred for LIFE ! God,my stomach is churning inside-out ! And I beg to God for the healing of my sick country, Malaysia ! Still pretending everything IS safe and okay, here in Malaysia, eerh ? Wake-up fools ! This can happen to your child !
Amen !
**the hyena's back !

Joke of the day-enjoy !

A couple is in bed sleeping when there's a rat-a-tat-tat on the door.The husband rolls over and looks at the clock, and it's half past 3 in the morning.” I’m not getting out of bed at this time," he thinks, and rolls over.
Then, a louder knock follows. So he drags himself out of bed, goes downstairs, opens the door, and there's a man standing there.
It didn't take the homeowner long to realize the man was drunk."Hi there," slurs the stranger, "Can you give me a push?" "No, get lost. It's half past three and I was in bed," says the man as he slams the door.
He goes back up to bed and tell his wife what happened and she says, "That wasn't very nice of you. Remember that night we broke down in the pouring rain on the way to pick the kids up from the baby-sitter and you had to knock on that man's house to get us started again? What would have happened if he'd told us to get lost?""But the guy was drunk," says the husband."It doesn't matter," says the wife.” He needs our help and it would be the Christian thing to help him."
So the husband gets out of bed again, gets dressed, and goes downstairs.He opens the door, and not being able to see the stranger anywhere, He shouts, "Hey, do you still want a push?"
And he hears a voice cry out, "Yeah, please."
So, still being unable to see the stranger he shouts, "Where are you?" The drunk replies, "Over here, on the swing."
*joke contributed by Robert Boxall-UK

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Zainal Abidin Hassan under probe !


Former football 'star' and current Pahang state football team manager, Zainal Abidin Hassan, 44, was involved in a fatal crash at 3 a.m. this morning near Puchong (read here) killing 28 years old, Lim Meng Tee. He says he is "very sorry" to the family of the deceased and admits he did not know about the death but learnt about it from the Malay Mail ! He also denies fleeing from the scene of the accident.......and is under investigation for recklessly driving his BMW and causing the death of the part-time masseur .


I remember many years ago almost about the same time of night..another "juara goalie" who died in a crash along the Federal Highway in Petaling Jaya, fully intoxicated from a "party" he attended...he was Arumugam or more popularly known as "Spiderman".


A few points in the report are not clear to me.....he lost control of his BMW while taking a curve ?Was he intoxicated ? A BMW meh...if driven below 100kph, can loose control errhh ??? Why does he say, he spoke to "several police officers" about the chronology of events and about the "other car" (if indeed there was any! ) that grazed his BMW.Are there any "grazed" markings on his BMW ? He waited at the scene of accident till the ambulance arrived, so why is he denying fleeing the scene?Even the Subang Jaya police chief said it was NOT a hit-and-run case, so...... and his BMW was towed away before the police allowed him to continued his journey to Pahang....now, how he continue his journey is not stated !

And the grieving live-in girlfriend of the deceased is in shock while the Lim family is devastated and accepting his death as faith and will not pursue legal action against Zainal Abidin Hassan. Life goes on......................!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Malaysia, a safe country...bah !....continued.



Whoaa.......this is too much to bear witness anymore, folks ! There I was just an hour ago attending a funeral in SS3, Petaling Jaya, around 2 p.m. today, and there were about 40 people . A friend of the deceased was seated by the roadside, in sad silence, on a "hired" plastic chair, at the edge of the tent closest to the road shoulder, when along came a RXZ motor-bike with 2 mats casually cruising first infront and then took a u-turn, right infront of the house full of mourners and snatched that guys gold chain, which he had worn over a collarless t-shirt !


We , me included, were talking in hushed tones, across the road in a play-ground facing the deceases' home, and were not paying attention to the drama that was unfolding right there in broad daylight with so many people, until someone shouted and just about everyone stood in shocked silence and too amazed to react in any manner.....now such brashfulness can only mean one thing... these bastards have no regard or fear for anyone or do they give a rats piss to the polices' presence.....they know there were no police patrolling around and these 2 low-lifes rode off happily....and to affirm that suspicion, true enough, as I was driving back through SS2 I saw a patrol car, parked by the road-side and 2 cops (God knows how long they had been there !) having "teh-tarik" and "roti canai" at the neighbourhood mamak stall .....sheeeesh... !!!!....this scene is a recurring "deja-vu"......for me !


And here I read in the NST of the abduction and rape of a 18 year old by bogus cops in KB, not Kota Baru but Kapala Batas, home of our beloved PM, and yet again of a missing 22 year old, bio-med student travelling to Klang in her Kancil, in rockybru...Please tell me people, please, if I am wrong to say this country is in deep shit as far as security by police and police safety is concerned ?? Or am I being paranoid and being unnecessarily judgemental of our security and police personnel ??


Why are we always told to be responsible for our own safety by our leaders instead of them kicking some arses of the authorities responsible to take care of security and giving us tax-paying citizens a renewed sense of security in our own country ? Increase the police force ! Don't waste good money on foolhardy projects that only benefit a few ! Do we need to march to a MB's house everytime we want to be heard and action to be taken ? Pretty soon there will be a bunch of "wannabe bogus cops" headed towards JB to make a living there, right? With so many new police engaged to patrol the streets of JB.......it will be easy pickings for these bogus cops too !!


Do we now spend millions more and send "mat-rempits" to the North Pole, or perhaps make the largest flag to be on displayed on the snows of the North Pole for a select few to view, if the snow does not cover it first !! OR do we spend much much more in expanding the security forces like the police to make me feel safe so I can stop blogging ?? Over to you people......as far as I am concerned....my life (yours too...yes ,yes you too !) means nothing to anyone but statistics in a report by the powers-that-be to justify their expenditure in their annual returns.....PERIOD !

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Is Malaysia really safe and crime-free...?


So the police are finally taking steps to curb the alarmingly high crime rate in Johor Baru ! (read here ) Have you not wondered why it always has to be a last resort "thinggy" with the public getting "pissed-off" with the situation and having to protest in front of the Chief Minister's house before any action is seemed to be taken ?

Now read this very contradicting report by Bernama . Yes, the good Director-General of Tourism Malaysia is right.....yes, when you want to compare statistics with a far away country....but look here, Mr. Director-General sir, stop this hogwash, I don't live in Italy and stop trying to keep only the tourists' safe...they did not vote you in, I am a citizen of this here country and I need to be SAFE in my own country,PERIOD !


We would never have had to come to this grave crime situation not just in Johor Baru but the whole country, had there been a good system properly implemented by the powers-that-be in the first place !
Let's not just squarely put the responsibilty on the police alone but on all government agencies who are vested with the 'divine power' to prevent such occurances like the Immigration department and city or local council enforcement personnel. And here I'm not just talking about snatch thefts, but all social ills , drugs, rape, house break-ins, road-bullies, armed robbery, murders, child abuse and battered domestic violence......and all this will stop if the primary question of corruption is addressed honestly !
Now..............people, am I being labelled "unpatriotic" ?..... You decide !

Friday, June 15, 2007

Happy Fathers Day (17-6-07)

All yea merry daddys' !

Have a great one and Cheers !!
Stephen Francis.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The "ugly side" of Redang...













For all the beauty of Redang which I personally think is a world-class ranking island resort for a perfect break-away and for divers and snorkellers , I must commend the operators of the many private-owned chalets, guest-houses and resorts sprouting with "visit Malaysia Year" and the increased influx of tourists from as far away as France and Singapore, just to come and enjoy our breath-taking coral world under-sea....there is sadness within me to say the least,as in my observation in the total lack of conscience or understanding in two very important and key factors of the tourism board of Terengganu ! This was our 2nd. trip to Redang Island !

First is the journey ( if you are not flying direct by Berjaya Air !) for lesser beings like me who have to drive all the way to Terengganu, and then to reach the island by high-powered speedboats...well...here is the sickening part, I had to actually demand from the pilot of the boat at the jetty before departure, for life-jackets be given out to all 25 of us , and with a dirty a look and mumbling curses under his breath, the boat operator reluctantly handed them out to us...and he sarcastically insist I use one(for he thought I was out to create trouble !) which he had pulled out from god-knows-where and which was also soaking wet ! Can you imagine ,me all dry and neatly dressed in my beach-shorts and "pagoda" t-shirt...and so early in the morning too ! After securing the life-jackets on almost all, especially the kids, our terror ride began....you could see the nervous look on all parents holding on tightly to their kids or wifes'..... and not much was said by anyone (guess they were contempleting the different ways to strangle/maime or even kill the pilot of the boat, should anything 'unpleasant' happen !) during the, close to an hour's ride, to the island when I also noticed a sign beside the pilot's seat..."untuk 12 penumpang sahaja"!.... although the sea was not so choppy this morning..... I shuddered to imagine this ride during the rainy season... but wait...hey,...we still have to endure the return journey, right ? Ohh... man...I gotta stay sober, then, sheesh...sigh !

Now if only the moron of a pilot HAD insisted on all to wear life-jackets immediately upon setting foot on the jetty, without me demanding for one.....guess, that can be answered only when a tragedy happens, right !!..... does anyone give a damn for safety ? Surely not the boat operators nor the officials from the state government to make it mandatory....so the morons in the respective enforcement agencies...Think Safety First !

And the second sad and unforgivable sight was at the Terengganu state-government- run "maritime park"......(my apologies for the "not sharp" photos - actually was taken hurriedly with my wife's cell-phone camera !) but the message is clear people.....gross over-crowding !!
Man, oh man... it is pathetic to say that there were way too many people at any one time...I could easily count at least 600-700 people from all the different resorts(different coloured life-jackets...see the private owned resorts insists their guest conform to rules and wear the jackets at all times out to sea !) nearby converging in a patch of sea not larger then a football field !! And nobody is issued a receipt as each person is charged RM5.00 cash only, on the way to this "park" by the boat operator, so to actually say there WERE indeed that many people is a fallacy...probably the government servants manning the booth are in cahoots with the resort operators !(anyway who cares if they make a little on the side ? Seriously do you ??)

Now if they, the Terengganu state-government-run officials and the Tourism Board or otherwise collectively known as morons-(can't help coining Pasquale's favorite phrase here-very appropriate !! ) can structure a time-table for all resort operators to send their guests at different times during the day and ban all snorkellers from wearing flippers or beach-shoes and not lump all of the holiday-makers at the same time,in this one place, now that would be nice , right ? Respect Nature, it is God's gift to us...lets not screw it up like we do to ourselves !

I beg of all Malaysians, please show a lot of respect to the wonderful coral creation and all life-forms under the sea that is ours to appreciate..... it won't be long before they vanish completely, judging by the way, especially our local tourists, are clamouring with their snorkeling equipment and I even saw in disbelief one dumb-bugger wearing flippers, standing on a huge coral and gestering to his friends to view, with goggles, at his feat ! Sheeeesh !
*My apologies for these bad photos, thats the best I could do, sorry !

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wish you were here !...(to quote..pink floyd)

getting acquainted with Inshara from Singapore...
here's the best part of the holiday...
Ahhhhh..........lo..behold...this magnificent sight !
Looking to the left...just as loveeely...!
My lovely "brown sugar"
another picture perfect snorkelling site off Redang...
see the bottle of vodka ?

Hmmm...glorious...heavenly...Redang !...Wish you were her...eeerrh... sigh.....here !!!




*Next posting with bare some ugly truth....sigh...hate to do it, but the truth must be known.....!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

"just when I thought it was safe to go for a holiday...!"



This must surely have been the most eventful 4 days (6th. - 9th June 2007) in my absence, since I was getting soaked in the sun, snorkelling in a picture perfect coralled sea and pure bliss of a holiday where any time is a perfect time to have a beer or vodka or whiskey or more beer, in Pualu Redang off Trengganu, with the family and with no access to the internet, papers, radio or television (except for the occassional sms on my cell phone !!)


My...oh.....my...now reality......hmmm, so much of news to take in, do I have to take all this so early on a Sunday morning...yes, and grudgingly and slowly...I read in rockybru about yet another a "toupeed" moron doing a Brendan, the murder of Proton, all "organised crime" roads leading to Putrajaya, the lame excuses by the A-G regarding our so-called "sacred" courts, ministers shopping in Kathmandu, more crap out of the 4th. floor clowns and of course the highlight of the year, our beloved "love-struck" PM who wedded a "janda" yesterday and Kamal's( from the 4 floor,of course !) warning to our media editors !.... and all this in just 4 days !!

And the above news itself, folks, is enough to screw-up my almost blissfull and glorious holiday so... as right now I have put off writing about Redang... I'll save it for another post... sigh !

Good to be back anyways !.....and hope you had as good a holiday as I did, Cheers !

Monday, June 04, 2007

Farewell Loga-R.I.P. !


Farewell Loga, of the Alleycats fame, who died this morning at 10.50 a.m., age 54. (read here )


You had truely entertained us for as long as I can remember... and thank you for the music, brother !




And to David and Shan, and the rest of the family, my family conveys our deepest condolences for the loss of a great talent and person....Cheers Loga..wherever you are !!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Char Kuat...anyone ??



So whats the big deal about masseuses earning more then fresh graduates... huh ? If one is honestly willing to work hard at it and earn that extra dollar, why not ? In the Malay Mail (here) it was reported that "masseuses" earned big bucks working on a few 'mak datins' in innocent looking massage parlours, located in busy parts of the town and right under the policeman's nose !( folks I'm sorry to say that this is a bloody lie...that the cops DON'T know the existence of these parlours ???....gimme a break !! )


Now how would this Muslim Consumers Association official, who also tipped-off this paper, know about "urut batin" being 'just masturbation'...I wonder ! If there is a demand for the said type of massage then there has to be an equal if not better supply of it too, right ?...and not because it involves a particular race ... but all immoral activities (as deemed by some "holier-than-thou" parties ! ) must be curbed irrespective of the race and nationality of the persons involved.

Breeding of such activities are never encouraged in any society so....what are the authorities actually doing about it ?...once in a while make a few arrests and look good in prime-time news and photo shoots huh ?....it has been business as usual for these rogues who operate these "illegal" parlours, so book them, haul them to court, charge them and seal the place up !


But this does not happen.... see , 'got tight connections' mah, with the top brass and under world and a few datos too !!!


Me, I do my 'charity' once in a while and when I can afford it...for a hour in a clean and cold room, soft piped-in music, stripped to my under-wear and with the lights totally out.........hmmmm... with my favourite masseur Donny, at the Oriental Massage and Reflexology Centre in Brickfields, and I think that's a damn decent and honest proffession and also secretly hope Donny earns more than fresh graduates !



*by the way, Donny, from Sabah, is blind and needs to make a living so....but curiously enough , I've never been offered this "Urut Batin".... I wonder why ??? because Donny knows, when he hears my voice that I actually came to sleep and snore, within a few minutes of lying down, as he sat at the edge of the bed and worked hard on the soles of my feet !!!
Thank you Donny !