Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hail to the Chief

the United States of America elected the son of a 'slave' to become their President.

we in Malaysia are still being labeled as 'pendatangs', 'non-bumis', kafirs, etc
and still continue to be denied of equal treatment in employment, governance, education, housing, & judiciary.

wawasan 2020 would be all but an empty shell of make-beliefs.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Chiang Mai - part 2

kalare night bazaar!!!

petaling street!!! only with less aggressive street peddlers. and a lot more cleaner.
really, chiangmai is a clean city. i arrived half expecting a slump of place, oh how wrong i was!!!
this place is clean!!! the streets are clean...the public toilets are clean...

took this stupid tuk-tuk from my inn to the bazaar.
this little prick here overcharged me by 100%. so, remember the back of this seat, if the next tuk-tuk that you take resembles this, please whack the guy on the head for me.

there's a food court somewhere at the background of this photo.
quite a lot of food are available at a very reasonable price.
with names and photos and the prices of what the stall offers displayed prominently in english, this place is very tourist-friendly.

kaosoi - chiangmai's speciality (rm3.5-4.0)
tastes like curry mee

kaosoi according to wikitravel, is a local speciality. it comes in either chicken or beef curry over locally made yellow wheat noodles.
eeerr..honestly, nothing to shout about. i think our curries taste better.

pork-knuckle rice - one of my all time favorite thai dish (rm4.00)

ok, i've savored better tasting pork-knuckle rice in dannok (malaysia-thai border town). but this one here will just about make it to being labeled as "nice".
girls might not be able to fully enjoy the true essence of this wonderful dish, as this dish here is basically a huge chunk of fatty pork leg. you want to savor the true flavor? eat with the fats.

orange juice (rm2.00 per 500ml bottle)

this happens to be my most favorite drink in chiang mai! its sweet, its zesty, its refreshing, and i reckon its healthy!!!!
rotee stand

the thais (or at least chiangmai-ese) love their roti, particularly roti pisang. these stalls are everywhere!!!

the food here in chiangmai was kinda disappointing, i was hoping to try out more of the local specialty cuisines, but despite my best efforts, there's not much variations to the offerings from their southern counterparts. or maybe its just that i didnt try harder.....

anyway......in part 3, THE OUTBACK!!!!!

stay tuned...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

donation drive for SRJK (C) PUMPONG, Alor Star, Kedah, Malaysia

a small chinese primary school at the edge of Alor Star City, Kedah.

SRJK (C) Pumpong

i was a student of this school from 1988-1993.
i love this school, and i love the memories she has brought to my life.

the teachers that taught me were the greatest.
the canteen served some the most memorable food i've ever had!!! seriously,
i swear i could still remember how the nasi lemak tastes like,
the lor mee, and this special sotong+rice in assam broth dish....

and how i was class monitor for the whole 6 years i was there!!!

SRJK (C) Pumpong has always been close to my heart, ever since i left her in 1994.

here comes the sad part......

She was pronounced unsafe for inhabitants in 2006 for being in a critical stage of termite infestation.
the whole school was promptly evicted,
and she was left to decay.

a foster school was hastily identified,
and the entire school population is temporarily occupying a 4-storey block of a wawasan-school.
optimizing the single block that is allocated to her,
media room, bilik sumber, computer room, etc have to be sacrificed to be classrooms to accommodate the students.

despite all the setbacks and difficulties from the eviction.......
education never stops in pumpong.....
(and will never stop!!!)

RM3.5million is desperately needed for the construction of the New Pumpong.
a suitable piece of land has already been acquired to build the new 24-classrooms Pumpong!!
so the citizens of Pumpong can have a new place to call home.
and quality Pumpong education can be resumed!!!

months of hard work and perseverance from the teachers and management of Pumpong have brought in a donated sum of RM1.0million.
education department+MCA have pledged a combined amount of *RM500K.
and an upcoming charity-concert is expected to rake in *RM1.5million.
(*with fingers crossed)

still some distance to cover of what is actually needed.

my dear friends, my dear readers from all over malaysia and the world.

i will not ask for DONATION from you if this is not something very close to my heart.
but the very survival of my alma mater is in doubt here.
and i'd pledged to do all that is within my capability to make sure SRJK (C) Pumpong will finally see it through her current distress, and have a new place to call home.

Should you feel like donating any amount, any sincere amount at all, please find the details at the bottom of this post. Otherwise, please help by spreading the word around your community, that SRJK(C) Pumpong lives.

SRJK(C) Pumpong Charity Drive Website

All donations by cheque, please make payable to :
SJK(C) Pumpong (Pembinaan)
All donations by bank transfer, please make to :
UOB A/C 3-173-002-683-6 (SJK(C) Pumpong)
*please mail in your bankslip to school address for official receipt (tax deductible)

should you have any further inquiries, please feel free to leave your questions (or suggestions) in my comment box, or you can email directly to the school at : sjkcpumpong@gmail.com

lets all do our part in helping chinese education survive!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Malaysiakini - 15th September 2008

Pengerusi Masjid Bandar Kinrara, yang menerima petisyen membantah penggunaan pembesar suara untuk beberapa kegiatan agama, bersetuju dengan tindakan kerajaan menggunakan Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) ke atas exco kanan Selangor, Teresa Kok.

Abdul Rahman Nasir berkata, secara umumnya, perkara sensitif membabitkan agama "tidak boleh dimainkan".

"Perkara ini tidak boleh dimainkan. Terutama sekali di negeri Selangor ini, bukan saja (berkenaan) agama Islam, tetapi apa agama pun (tidak boleh dimainkan)."

Penahanan Teresa dipercayai mempunyai kaitan dengan petisyen sekumpulan 189 penduduk sekitar Seksyen 5, Bandar Kinrara yang meminta pihak masjid tersebut memperlahankan penggunaan pembesar suara untuk aktiviti keagamaannya.

Perkara itu bagaimanapun dinafikan oleh Teresa, yang juga ahli parlimen Seputeh.

Bercakap kepada Malaysiakini petang ini, Abdul Rahman bagaimanapun enggan memberikan komen lanjut berkenaan isu itu kerana pihaknya cuma sebagai penerima petisyen dan tidak tahu-menahu tentang perkara lain di sebalik isu itu.

Masyarakat Islam setempat pula, menurut Abdul Rahman tidak memberikan sebarang reaksi terhadap penahanan itu dan bertindak seperti biasa.

"Kita tidak ada apa. Sudah lama dah masjid ini dibina. Itulah, persoalannya, kenapa sekarang? Kalau tidak puas hati, pindahlah.

"Dari dulu lagi waktu hendak beli rumah, pelannya sudah ada, sini masjid, sini taman permainan. Kenapa dulu beli di sini?" katanya.


now listen to the new budding asshole talk. now this mutha, abdul rahman nasir says he supports the detention of YB Teresa under ISA.

hey abdul rahman nasir, what did YB Teresa do to warrant a detention under ISA??

"Abdul Rahman bagaimanapun enggan memberikan komen lanjut berkenaan isu itu kerana pihaknya cuma sebagai penerima petisyen dan tidak tahu-menahu tentang perkara lain di sebalik isu itu. "

you dont even know who is behind the whole petition against-the-masjid!!!!!! and you stand proud amongst your misleaded peers to condemn YB Teresa to ISA detention???? what if YB Teresa is innocent??? then will all of you pea-brains go to hell for it? its a BIG no-no in Islam to wrongly accuse and punish an innocent person, you know? you should know better coz i am a non-muslim.

you speak like a religious fanatic, why dont you go check yourself in the nearest lockup, and let the police put you on death row, just in case.


the police made a statement recently to clarify their recent actions of invoking the ISA almost at will against civilians.

"Ismail explained that the decision to use the security law, which provides detention without trial, was based on intelligence and observation that certain acts by the individuals concerned were detrimental to the well-being of the nation."

let me get this straight, the well-being of the nation is at stakes because RPK accuses some VVVIPs of committing crimes? without clearing the accusations of the alleged criminal behavior of our VVVIPs, you silence the person(s) who reported it. very just mr policemen.

".....be afraid, be very afraid...."

an ultra racist bugger ahmaid ismail, openly declared that Chinese are immigrants unworthy of citizenship in this country. *1st red flag*.
"...i catch all china dolls in penang then you know..."

then he warned Chinese not to emulate the Jews with wishful thinking of conquering the country *2nd red flag*, and consider this threat the last warning from his race. *3rd red flag*.
"... i hate jews for developing windows vista i tell you..."

he then refused to tone down his racial outburst against Chinese, and pledged to run around malaysia spreading his ideology so that all malaysians would regard Chinese as immigrants and should have no equal rights to survive in this country. *4th red flag*.

"i bring my macaque to KL and let him tear ongkating's portrait then you know..."

during one of his press conferences, he brought a macaque from the botanical garden of penang (this one pretty feisty...i hope he's neutered), and sent him to the walls to retrieve the portrait of uncle Koh, PhD in eunuchology, and proceed to tear it into pieces. *5th red flag*

"aaaaargh!!! i am 60 years old and still behave like an ape!!! broohaaahaa"

the macaque - a hairy nuisance common in penang
i hope the penang city council catch this creature soon before it starts wreaking more havoc

5 FREAKING RED FLAGS against this fler, and his statements were all only meant for one thing, and that is to incite HATE and FEAR. and where is our mr policeman?? oh, they're still investigating. what is there to investigate sherlock?!?!? you have hundreds of witnesses, and you have hundreds of journalists covering the ceramah!!!!

"...even the prime minister cannot touch me, i tell you..."

One journalist wrote about what the swine uttered, and quickly she was sent to jail under the harshest of all acts - ISA. one minute say she created racial disharmony, one minute say is to protect her from harm, one minute say just wanna interview her, one minute say wanna neutralize social threat, one minute say its the gomen's decision, one minute say the ministry knows nothing of it.........wah....make up your mind eh?

something is very very wrong with this country dont you think???

Friday, September 12, 2008

is my beloved country DOOMED???

it is confirmed at the time of print that RPK and the reporter from sinchew daily are arrested under the draconian Internal Security Act (ISA).

ok, before i proceed further. for the uninitiated, ISA is an act which allows the government to arrest and put a person which the government regards as a threat to national security. detention under this barbaric act will basically sever your ties to the outside world. you will be barred from legal counsel, simply because there there will be no trials in court. the extent of your stay in the jail is at the mercy of the Home Minister & Prime Minister.

the ISA was initially conceived as a way to combat the insurgencies of the communists many many years ago. then our ruling coalition finds this act damn useful to curb the rise of the opposition political figures. it is like a gift from the Heavens for the warlords in the coalition to 'kill' off their opponents without getting their hands dirtied.

hence, this act is a very very powerful act. and now it's been so grossly abused!!!

RPK has always been the most vocal of all anti-UMNO activists. he runs the most famous blog in malaysia, www.malaysia-today.net that exposes so much of the misdeeds of the UMNO led gomen that puts the local friendly traffic policemen to shame. mind you, malaysia-today has readers in the MILLIONS all over the world!!! it's readership base puts the-star, nst, and all other mainstream gutless media to shame.

the gomen are always finding ingenious ways to shut malaysia-today. some are utterly stupid, like going to his house and confiscating his PCs and laptops, but some are just downright brainless. like blocking the access to malaysia-today. mirror sites were quickly set-up, and malaysia-today is back in business again within hours (i think). other than violating the MSC pledge of not censoring the internet, it clearly shows how utterly stupid and delusional our policy makers are.

i dunno much about Islam, but i sure know Islam prohibits their believers to cheat, to bribe, to lie, to steal, etc....... hey, arent all these behaviors apparent in the everyday conduct of our coalition leaders? who doesnt know our politicians are corrupt? who doesnt know our politicians abuse their power for their own benefit? the last time i checked, any one of these misdeeds warrants a big big DOSA in the eyes of Islam. and UMNO wants to be the authority to talk about Islam?....nah. its like asking a group of pedophile run a childcare center themselves.

and RPK was detained today for insulting Islam and their Holy Prophet in this article.

however, RPK being detained by our useless gomen is very much anticipated. honestly, none of his loyal readers were a bit shocked to learned about his arrest. i was only surprised at the timing of the arrest. when the world is watching, while the stupid gomen makes blunder after blunder after blunder, the gomen lifted their sarong to show their wee-wee. hey, what more can i say.

now this ahmad ismail chap, arsehole of the grandest order & low life of the lowest caste. ok, he made a statement that sent ripples of fire across the nation.

but hey, wait...wait...he is not wrong you know?? we chinese are pendatangs, our ancestors did come from the mainland in search of a better life. but hey, didnt ahmad ismail's ancestors also came from india many generations ago???

now, ahmad you prick, dun you go deny that you are a mamak. mamaks are mamak, just like a hokkiens are hokkien, and kelabits are kelabit. be proud of your blood and heritage!!! mamaks are indian muslims. and arent ancestral indians in this country originated from india??? so technically, you are also a pendatang!! hey, group hug everyone!!!

but lets go deeper into this anthropology thing. it is believed that so many years ago.....humans appeared on the face of the planet (adam-and-eve or evolution? thats a different story altogether), but only at a few locations in this primitive world. then humans migrated, some moved north, some east, some west, some south......and formed civilizations and warring states and empires and dynasties and middle earth. it is this migrating pattern of humans, that has made us who and what we are. we share a common ancestor, either by adam & eve or theory of evolution, the fact is we share the same ancestors!!! we are all migrated to this land. and who are you to call us immigrants?!?!

but now comes the funny part.

1st - bastard makes the insensitive remark that gets everyone excited.
2nd - then hordes of people demand for an apology which he refuses to make.
3rd - sleeping beauty says he will ask ahmad-ismail-the-faggot not to repeat it again.
4th - C4 says sorry on ahmad-ismail-the-curr's behalf.
5th - people insist ahmad-ismail-the-maggot apologize himself which again he refuses.
6th - he warns chinese not to push it or they will retaliate. sends ripples of WTF across country.
7th - UMNO slaps ahmad-ismail-the-tapeworm on the hand and suspends him for 3 years.
8th - ahmad-ismail-the-residue-shit-on-the-toilet vows to go on a national tour to spread his philosophy of race supremacy
9th - the journalist that reported the insensitive remark is detained under ISA for reporting what ahmad-ismail-the-satan said about chinese.

if the remark that ahmad-ismail (i ran out of profanities to use against this guy) was so threatening to the national security, so threatening even the person that reported it can be arrested under ISA, why wasnt he arrested under ISA at the first place?!?!

****as i am typing this, i just learned that YB Teresa Kok has been arrested under ISA as well. for what reason is still unknown to me. ****

if Pakatan Rakyat doesnt topple the gomen soon..... i solemnly declare that i would be looking for another country to call my home.

RPK...........lets keep the fire burning!!!

".... Today, I received many phone calls from concerned friends who told me that the government is considering detaining me under the Internal Security Act ‘very soon’.

If that does happen, then this could probably be the last article I write, at least until 16 September 2008. So I too need Anwar to succeed. If not I will be in Kamunting for quite some time to come and you will not hear from me over the next couple of years.

Yes, I too have placed, not only my money, but also my freedom on Anwar. And if Anwar fails to deliver his promise on 16 September 2008, not only he but I as well am headed for a fall. But I have confidence he will do it. And I have confidence that my stay in Kamunting will not be for two years but for a mere two weeks.

But if I am WRONG…..well, then see you maybe in six or seven years time, because for sure Najib Tun Razak will not release me in 2010 when he becomes Prime Minister. What he would do, instead, would be to rollover my two-year detention another two years, and another two years, and another two years, until I am too old to think and write anymore.

Till we meet again, if we do meet again, take care and keep the flame burning.

There is still a long fight ahead of us in bringing reforms to this beloved country of ours.

- Raja Petra Kamarudin