Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Blogger in Parliament ?

It's official, blogger Jeff Ooi of Screenshots fame has finally applied to be a member of the Democratic Action Party or DAP and is gearing to run for a Parliamentary seat in the up-coming election ! Go man......go !
(go here for more)

He is going in with his eyes wide open and his "Think Malaysian First" catch-line and will face a struggle against the more well-equiped Barisan Nasional power-house with their 3 M's i.e. money,machinery and media ! (you may be tempted to add another M for "monkeys" !)

Of course Jeff will be the bloggers "choice and voice" in all the right places and I know he would "right the wrong perceptions" BN politicians have been drilled to think of, of bloggers at large ! He also mentioned in his inaugural "acceptance" speech that he will "enrich the joe public"......well thats good enough for me for now !

"You may be disappointed if you fail...,but you are doomed if you do not try," -: Jeff Ooi (31-7-07)

And to Jeff, my friend, blogger and politician....Cheers brother... and I am still walking with you on that "rocky" road to justice !

Monday, July 30, 2007

Of hypocrites and their prey !

Now that you 've had a good idea and the meaning of hypocrites, we now go about trying to come to terms of these vermins in our midsts !! (also see pic of the week- in tune with cyberspace name-calling !)

Yes,.... you meet them in the office, in Parliament, in pubs, around your neighbourhood, at shopping malls, on the streets, at places of worship, at home, as a matter of fact you can even meet them inside a lift ! They appear as friends , relatives, teachers (religious or otherwise) perfect gentlemen, perfect ladies, politicians or distinguished notaries or just plain stooges of the government ! In short , people whom you have had a fair share of trust placed upon or had convinced you to share your faith with them in all sincerety and hope.... and betrayal or being betrayed is the last thing on your mind ! See you'd go that extra mile to promote them or even give an arm or a leg to protect them !

And thats why you'd feel screwed and drained of life after they have stabbed you in the back and while you bleed, are gloating over your misplaced trust, sincerely laid bare, before them for their manipulation. Your faith in human-kind is certainly at its lowest and "trust" is the most despicable word in your vocabulary ! These hypocrites live off of an alter ego, a figment of their deluded imagination and go on to live off of another unsuspecting victim.

And you are still coming to terms with yourself for being so foolishly naive' and vulnerable in your choice of "people you trust" !....you need a change hhmmmm....or you sure are screwed again, man.....sigh !

Friday, July 27, 2007


Today's post (cut & paste ..!) is all about hypocrites in our midst...see if you can identify or relate this post to someone...anyone ?-(extracted from Wikipedia-HERE). Read on ...this is educational and enlightening for all !

The word hypocrisy derives from the Greek ὑπόκρισις (hypokrisis), which means "acting out"; the word hypocrite is from the Greek word ὑποκρίτης (hypokrites), the agentive noun associated with hypokrisis, i.e. "actor." Both derive from the verb κρίνω, "judge, assess," presumably because the performance of a dramatic text by an actor was to involve a degree of interpretation, or assessment, of that text.
Nevertheless, whereas hypokrisis applied to any sort of public performance (including the art of rhetoric), hypokrites was a technical term for a stage actor and was not considered an appropriate role for a public figure. In Athens in the 4th Century BC, for example, the great orator Demosthenes ridiculed his rival Aeschines, who had been a successful actor before taking up politics, as a hypokrites whose skill at impersonating characters on stage made him an untrustworthy politician. This negative view of the hypokrites, perhaps combined with the Roman disdain for actors, later shaded into the originally neutral hypokrisis. It is this later sense of hypokrisis as "play-acting," i.e. the assumption of a counterfeit persona, that gives the modern word hypocrisy its negative connotation. In all this, we do not find the modern idea that the hypocrite is unaware of that his performance or argument stands in contradiction with his self: on the contrary, a hypocrite in antiquity was someone who intentionally tried to deceive others.

Defining hypocrisy
In an act of hypocrisy the aim is to condemn another person or people, not to condemn an act. To preach against an act of which one is oneself guilty does not in itself constitute hypocrisy, even if one takes efforts to conceal one's behaviour. It becomes hypocrisy when it involves verbal attacks or demands of punishment against perpetrators of the act that one practices oneself. Hypocrisy can be, simply put, the pot calling the kettle black.
Concealment or evasion is not necessary for hypocrisy; hypocrisy can involve the open practice of a behavior for which one condemns others. If there is a salient difference between the critic and the criticized that makes the criticized person reproachable for the act, but the critic not, it is not hypocrisy; e.g. a parent condemning his child for using a dangerous implement that the parent himself uses is not a hypocrite. If the difference in status appealed to by the critic is bogus, it is indeed hypocrisy. The term double standard is used, confusingly enough, for both cases, as a simple descriptive phrase in the case of the parents, and as a pejorative phrase for open hypocrisy in the second case. [2]
Whether the criticism is based on the absence of a behavior or on the practice of a behavior, the same criteria for hypocrisy apply.
An accusation of hypocrisy may be considered a logical fallacy (specifically that of argumentum ad hominem) because the person carrying out the condemnation is not relevant to the argument used as the basis for that condemnation. A parent who instructs a child not to smoke cigarettes, but who himself smokes, could be making an argument that is valid in and of itself, regardless of the parent's behavior.

Hypocrisy and morality
Hypocrisy has been described alongside lack of sincerity, as a characteristic which attracts particular opprobrium in the modern age. [3]Many belief systems condemn behaviours related to hypocrisy. In some translations of the Book of Job, the Hebrew word chaneph is rendered as "hypocrite," though it usually means "godless" or "profane." In the Christian Bible, Jesus condemns the scribes and Pharisees as hypocrites in the passage known as the Woes of the Pharisees. [4] In the Buddhist text Dhammapada, Gautama Buddha condemns a man who takes the appearance of an ascetic but is full of passions within.[5] In Islam, the Qur'an rails against the munafiq - those who claim to be believers and peacemakers, thinking they are fooling Allah and others, but only fool themselves. [6]
Cheers and have a great "guilt-free" week-end !

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

"Pirates of the Golden Triangle" !

Well... in just one night out with a cousin and a foreigner, I have partically solved and identified the ever notorious "taxi driving fleas" and their "harbourers" !
It was like this, last Saturday I went to meet my cousin and an Irish friend at the Mandarin Oriental in the KLCC area and as usual, as it is on week-ends , traffic was heavy, so I decided to leave my car at the hotel car park ( and there was the anticipated "much" boozing too !!) and hop on a taxi with the two, to Bukit Bintang for dinner first. We waited in a queue for our taxi and soon the concierge waved one for us. The minute we got in , with a strange accent the driver told us "Thenn rangitt "....I was shocked and protested in bahasa and told him to put the damn meter on, he refused and gave me the dirtiest look, citing traffic-jam bullshit, et cetera et cetera, I immediately told my cousin and our Irish friend to get out of the taxi. We were still at the entrance of the hotel and the driver started swearing at me under his breath, in bahasa ! I naturally retorted and demanded the hotel staff manning the flow of taxis arriving, to reprimand this uncouth taxi driver for not following directives of our fair government, to which ,very sneakily the bell-hop wispered to me.... "no problem ,sir.......we get you another taxi, hokay sir ". By this time , I was already very hot under the collar !! Another few minutes went by, cos there were others too , happily boarding other taxis and getting screwed by the drivers, in the "taxi queue". Then it was our turn and sure enough came this taxi, and the minute I got in , I told the driver to put the meter on,...and to my horror he pointed to the dash-board and sheepishly muttered "No meter, sir !" but I take you to Bukit Bintang for "ten dollah... siiir " !!!!( he had hoped I was from the Bronx !) Just what the hell was going on, I wondered aloud !
This was just too much shit to take so early in the night and even as my cousin tried to pacify me by saying we were running late, I was adamant and got out and went straight to the concierge and explicitly told them, inter alia, they were in cahoots with these taxi drivers !
Sensing trouble, the nice and diplomatic bell-hop quickly herded me aside and smilingly, summoned another..... "special hotel taxi for you only ,sir !" as he snapped his fingers towards a new taxi waiting nearby, definately this time with a meter and also with a very pleasant driver to boot, who eventually took us to our destination, Starhill, for a fraction of the earlier quoted price ! ( guess these "hotel taxis" are kept hidden and on stand-by for people like me who kicked-up a fuss !)
Now you see if only the clean authorities were to go under-cover...sigh.... I'm sure they can nab these maggots who are actually tarnishing the good image of this here country of ours ! How can these hotels of high repute allow these taxis to ply their guests and in the process, rip them ? Every hotel in the "golden triangle" allow these operators to legally fleece their guests, and I say, these so-called high class hotels are to be blamed for this menace ! Isn't it the hotel's responsibilty to ensure all taxis picking up their guest are "certified legal" and government complied taxis ? These hotels practically harbour these "pirates" in their quest for ferrying and fleecing all these gullible and rich foreigners of their euros or dollars !
There you go, Mister Ministers of the relevant Ministries........ start cracking your whip and here laid before you is your expose' .......touche'.......!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Harvard grad, Nat's Free !

Looking a little pale, nervous, tired and dishevelled, with an undergrowth of sparcely rooted facial hair, otherwise known as a beard, Nat Tan walked out of detention at Bukit Perdana Cyber-crime Division of the Police Force today a little after 5.10 p.m.

Together with fellow bloggers, Zorro, O.B.E. and A Voice, a small group of Keadilan supporters and a lawyer, his family and girl-friend Li-Tsin, I was truely glad Nat Tan was finally released from a detention of 4 days, for reasons only the police think is law justified ! This draconian ISA or OSA and unlawful detention HAS to be abolished....period !
As far as I was concerned, Nat the blogger, was free and that was that !
Guess he will need a lot of catching-up of 'quality time' with his family, for the 4 lost days !
Cheers to Nat Tan !

Monday, July 16, 2007

the renaissance man...??

Finally.....finally I really, really want to shake this man's hand for a really good decision he made...He has finally resigned ! Good on you, H.R.H. Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, The Tengku Mahkota of Pahang !(pic.)
Thank you Tengku for that "perfect gentleman" gesture and I hope your splendid actions have opened the flood-gates for all the others to quickly follow suit.......You have given the country the best Merdeka present ever and saved an embarrased nation from further humiliation..... my curious question is, what took you so long ?
And here, too I must commend our intellectual Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Azalina Othman (here) for her take on this matter by confessing that this is a collective responsibility of the entire FAM and not the Tengku's responsibility alone !
Well folks, there you have it,..... FAM personnel and all the "juara kampung" players .....don't just parrot the good Ministers words but take heed and follow the amiable Tengku's path and give us a reason to feel proud to be Malaysians again !( read one of my early post ?...here )
Cheers Malaysia !

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The day the music died...........!

It is a sad day indeed ! Read all about it here , here, here and here ! Many questions need to be answered without pretence ! Sad day indeed ..........................sigh !

Friday, July 06, 2007

"I stand erected.....eerh...corrected"!- rocky

Ohhhhhhh....is this 22 year old girl's back-revealing blouse giving you a "hard-on"?....or is the blouse "encouraging immoral activity" thoughts in you or is she "exposing too much of her body" that you can feel the bulge ??
At least that's how JAIP-Jabatan Agama Islam Perak- (and damn, I'm a Perakian too !) Director Datuk Jamry Suri is feeling right now...!!
Our religious custodians of high moral have again attested to being morons with this latest raid, conducted in Ipoh, on this poor singer, Siti Noor Idayu (pic.) who has been singing at a popular entertainment outlet.
You have to read the full story here by Star and NST and draw your own conclusions folks !
I seriously think my good Raja Muda of Perak, His Royal Highness, Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah, quickly step in and stop this "wanton judgement passing" by these self-appointed "saints". Chill JAIP....this is 2007 and correct me if I'm wrong, and with all due respect, is this the "dark age of Islam"?
I wonder what "thoughts" runs through the empty heads of these "saintly fellows" in JAIP when at home, they look at their own children, mothers or sisters...? Sheeesh !

Thursday, July 05, 2007

"smoke on the water...fire in the sky.."

Yes.......I grew up high, early in my life, with that song by Deep Purple, but did you know the meaning of the lyrics related to the act of taking marijuana ?
Today we here in Malaysia have legalised the mode and equipment needed to actually partake, minus the ganja or marijuana or MJ or grass or weed or whateveeer it is known, in street-lingo today, or otherwise fashionably known as shisha or hookah. Of course sisha is smoked with fruit-flavoured tobacco in expensive restuarants all over the city of Kuala Lumpur, and fast catching-up in other cities too. So it is okay to ape the Middle-Easterners and "trying hard" to look rich and important like an 'oil-field owning' sheik or a wealthy camel trader !
And our good Health Minister suddenly realises smoking this sisha can cause cancer, (read here ) leading to death ! sheeeeesh ! Why?....didn't the good doctor know smoking anything or inhaling anything alien is hazardous or detrimental to one's health ? For 'smoke-sake', hookah or sisha has been around for so long here in the big city and only now Datuk Seri Dr. Chua Soi Lek is aware of its dangers ?
And all these many shisha or hookah joints are legitimate businesses, blessed and approved by the City Council's licensing board.......so...there you go....can't touch them !
Trust me, if only that flavoured tobacco can be subsituted with the illegal stuff, in a dimly lit room filled with aromatic incense burning, soft music from Bidoo Orchestra and plenty of food on the table.........fuuuyoh !......boom-shanker !!!
* I'm hallucinating.......to the beat of Deep Purple in my head......hmmmm...sigh !

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Mob justice for this 'sick' demon !

Even as I was commenting on my earlier post about the evils in our society and the unspeakable and perverted attack on an innocent 6 year old girl in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur, here is yet another "sicko story" in the Malay Mail today, of a missing 5 (FIVE) year old in Jalan Raja Bot, very close to Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur !


THE family of Suci Rahmadhani Usman is racing against time in search of the five-year-old girl who was abducted in front of their grocery shop in Jalan Raja Bot yesterday afternoon. Their worst fear is the girl could have been abducted by the same man who had molested a six-year- old kindergarten pupil in nearby Kampung Baru last Wednesday.

“We are praying hard she would be released unharmed. The suspect fits the description of the molester and even the modus operandi was similar,” said her father, Usman Abdul Karim, 45.
The suspect had approached Suci, who was playing with her six-year-old cousin, and asked her to help him find a cat.
“She loves cats and was willing to follow him, despite being advised by the cousin not to do so.
“The suspect scolded the cousin and both of them rode away on a motorcycle, ” he said.
The cousin said the man was clad in a black jacket, a white T-shirt and was wearing a black helmet. The cousin managed to get the plate number of the motorcycle and it has been passed on to police.
Usman said he was not at the shop when it happened but his wife, who was in, did not notice the man taking away their daughter, the youngest of five siblings.
She only noticed Suci missing when the cousin rushed into the shop crying and related the incident .

Last night, Suci’s parents with the help of friends and relatives distributed her picture around Chow Kit and Kampung Baru.
Usman said his daughter was wearing a green T-shirt and a pair of orange pants when she was abducted.
“I really hope the cops will find the culprit soon before another innocent girl falls prey to the monster. ” The business fraternity in Chow Kit was equally angry with what had happened.
“The suspect must be caught or else he would continue terrorising other kids,” said Mohd Hussin Lubis, a trader.
“We should not allow the monster to roam free. Why must he pick up little girls? I heard there were two other similar incidents recently and I am afraid to even let my children out unguarded,” he said.
Mohd Hussin, who was helping Usman distribute posters last night, said those living in the area would not rest until the culprit is arrested.
Another trader, who declined to be identified, said the culprit is sick and must be arrested.
“He is causing anxiety among us. Even the public do not feel safe going to Chow Kit as long as he is still free,” he said.
It is learnt police have deployed detectives in the area to look for the kidnapper and the victim.

On Friday, The Malay Mail reported a six-year old girl was abducted and found wandering in a daze about 50m from the scene several hours later.
The girl had related to the mother that she was approached by a man who persuaded her to help look for his cat before she was molested.

Dang Wangi police chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman said police are looking for the kidnapper and the girl.
He refused to comment further.

So people, I pray..... I'm sick and tired of hearing such bad news so early in the morning....and GOD , please help find this infant/child safe and fast and that "bucket-of -shit" caught !
As I continue to live in denial and think my country is safe.......sigh !
*the spotted hyena is there again for a personal reason.
*Latest up-date 7.20p.m. (3-7-07)* The little girl has been found. She's still in hospital for a check-up and under observation. Pray she's not been sexually assualted !