Sunday, September 20, 2009

All that JAZZ

So wife took her company assigned car back home last Wednesday. It's a black Honda Jazz 2009 automatic.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Reputation? MACC?

I read the following from the Malaysian Insider just a while ago, and I can't stop but asking:

Do you have a reputation?

Give us BIG FISH and CROCODILES, and you have your reputation.

Original piece below (highlighted by myself):

MACC officers lodge police report to deny torturing suspect

SHAH ALAM, Sept 9 – Five Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers, including Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus, the witness in the inquest into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock, lodged a report at the Shah Alam police headquarters here today.

Selangor MACC director Jaafar Mahad said the officers lodged the report at 4.30pm refuting the allegation that MACC officers’ had used force during interrogation.

“We are refuting the allegation that we tortured the suspect. The statement made during the inquest proceedings was ill intent and meant to mar the reputation of the MACC,” he told reporters after accompanying the officers to the police headquarters to lodge the report.

In the inquest proceedings earlier today, T. Sivanesan, a witness called by the lawyer representing Teoh’s family, Gobind Singh Deo, claimed that he was tortured by MACC officers during interrogation.

Teoh, 30, was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam on July 16, after giving statement to the Selangor MACC, located on the 14th floor of the same building. – Bernama

Monday, September 7, 2009

Is easy to be the opposition

Malaysian Insider reported this:

Najib says easy to be the opposition

I would believe so full heartedly. Perhaps this is one of the few sincere and faithful words we have heard so far from a top man.

Look at Selangor, the former Menteri Besar aka the "King" of the Balinese Palace has been throwing out issues after issues trying to embarrassing the present state administration, igniting anger among the people, and the ex MB adding salt onto the wound hoping that the present State administration will fall.

In Penang, issues after issues aiming towards the State administration by inciting sentiment of enthic groups without even taking our beloved Premier's "One Malaysia" in their mind.

In Kedah, there is a race between the State administration and the BN opposition on which one is the defender of a particular race.

All these added up, I can really understand where the Premier is coming from.

Agreed that it is not easy to administrate a government.

But there's a question to the Premier:

Why not take a back seat in Perak instead?

Why not just dissolve the State Assembly? Knowing that Pakatan will capture the state is great victory? And leave them the mess created thus far?

Why not? Good idea? Mr Prime Minister?

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cow head vs menteri besar

The Menteri Besar of Selangor Tan Sri Khalid announced today that the relocation of the Hindu trmple, which sparked protests from the "residents" of section 23, Shah Alam, leading to the now infamous cow head demonstration recently, is suspended until a resolution is reached.

Khalid may be forced to make such a decision to ease the rising tension between races, but the solution to the issue doesn't seems to solve any problem.

The majority Muslim community in section 23 is said to oppose the relocation of the Hindu temple to their vicinity, and the style of protest, together with "co-operation" from the law enforcers, set a very bad precedence that will further errode understanding between faiths and races.

Khalid should have opted for a referendum, allowing the resident to speak from their votes, with a commonly acceprable regulations and terms.

However, he chose to bow to the pressure of cow head, of which most will start questioning about how he will defend the minority.

Of course those who ignited the cow head demonstration will laugh all the way, and the damage is done for inter-faith and inter-race relationship. More importantly for the cow head demonstrators, is to make Khalid, and the Pakatan Rakyat look very very bad.

If the new location is not suitable, the state government should not approve the relocation in the first place. If the relocation is suitable after careful studies, the state government should remain firm on their decision.

In any circumstances, Pakatan looks horrible in this issue, despite claims that UMNO is behind the cow head.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Finally, by-election at BN constituency in West Malaysia

Will the Election Commission, as it has done previously, denied by-election like the recent Kedah State Assembly person from BN/UMNO, and the three frogs in Perak.

It is interesting to see how voters in the constituency response to this by-election in Negeri Sembilan, where BN ruled with narrrowly simple majority.

Of course, I won't be surpise if there's no by-election at all, for whatever reason.

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

The memory lane

Location: Restoran Satellite

The old fridge was there when I first visited the place in the 80's. On top of the lighted fridge sits a mini compo with disc changer loaded with songs of the yester years. The boss is spotted on the left.

The same old place where chicken rice is prepared. Now with helpers, the boss only collect payments.

Same source, same look, same taste, since the 80's

This is the place where both my wife and myself like to dine once a while. Not a classy restaurant, but it helps us to recall those days, when we were young.

I was brought to this restaurant when I was studying in the TARC in the 80's. It was my seniors, brought me with their motorbikes, riding from Setapak all the way here just to eat the chicken rice.

When the Highland Tower collapsed, I volunteered to pack food for the reporters on the field. With no idea how many of them there, I packed 20 packs of chicken rice here, and sent all the way from PJ to Ulu Klang.

The same restaurant, run by the same boss since then, virtually unchanged both visual and taste of food, is my memory lane.

With oldies playing while eating, it broughte back to those days, those days when we were young.

It isn't about fantastic food, neither is it a cozy place, but the tables, chairs, food, fan, songs, and the unnamed boss of whom I know him for years, but converse only when calling him for bill, making us keep wanting to come back.

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