Tuesday, 23 February 2010
The Pirate King of Pulau Kapas, who has the blog called CAPT'S LONGHOUSE, has started another one called CAPT'S LONGHOUSE BLOG
"What's the difference?", you might ask. Well, the first one is at Blogger.com while the second is at Wordpress.com... That's not a good answer, isn't it? Okay, the second one is his take on political matters. Like him, I had also started a second blog (this one) for the same purpose since I didn't want to pollute my first blog with `certain things'.
Here's the first post, Down to the dogs !….Geee.
Thursday, 18 February 2010
The call by former Perlis mufti Dr Asri Zainul Abidin to have sex education in schools has received overwhelming support, with various suggestions reaching Mat Cendana's BLOG REVIEW.
It is believed that Parit Tengah district councillor Zul Hassan, despite facing corruption charges in court, wants to be in charge of drafting the syllabus... especially in the "Practical Examination" section.
Asked whether he might be too busy, Zul Hassan said: "Tak apa sibuk sikit pun. Kan ini dikira sebagai SEDEKAH?" Zul Hassan also hopes he will be in charge of the female CHINESE students...
The New Straits Times news report of 'Allow sex education' also had Asri stating that "sex education in schools is the key to curbing unwanted pregnancies in the country". A reader of BLOG REVIEW from Permatang Pauh, Penang, who only wanted to be identified as "Datuk Seri A", offered his suggestion on this:
"There's one sure-fire way to reduce pregnancies - get more students to be GAYS", Datuk Seri A of Permatang Pauh said. He added that Section 377 of the Penal Code prohibiting this should be repealed...
"It was never enacted in the United Kingdom. Sexual orientation should be private, and be recognised and respected. Baru lah besttt..."
Meanwhile, on Asri's comment that "teenagers needed to know the consequence of sex before marriage", another BLOG REVIEW reader has volunteered to help. The reader, from Melaka, who wishes to be identified only as "Rahim TC", said he "has a lot of experience in this".
Another reader - an engineer identified as "Hanif Bus-Free" also mentioned about his "vast experience" in the matter of "the consequence of sex before marriage". Hopefully, teenagers will explore what became of a certain woman from Kedah who had indulged in this...
UPDATE 18/2 12:56PM - To the 50 Australian MPs who wanted Malaysia to stop an on-going trial `in the name of justice': Take out an atlas and see where Australia's international boundaries end. Malaysia isn't, wasn't and never will be your fiefdom, except in the dreams of a few traitors. So, your excellencies: Please listen to my humble message -- P T U I !!
Monday, 15 February 2010
Prior to 2003, addicts were expected to "just heck it". Many, if not most, couldn't... Or, after a lot of pain, they might get off the physical addiction after undergoing withdrawal after abstaining for a couple of weeks. But then most would relapse again. And so the cycle continued...
Fortunately, the government finally decided to listen to people who have a lot better understanding of the problem instead of letting damn politicians and armchair `experts' decide on policy. And it had indeed done the right thing, if this report in the New Straits Times accurately reflects the situation on the ground: NST Online 'Methadone does help addicts'
Based on its data, the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) said "getting hardcore drug addicts to give up the habit by administering methadone as a substitute has a 92 per cent success rate.The agency believes "this treatment works in preventing relapses among older and heavier drug users."
Some people might argue that "using methadone is just substituting one drug with another". And the problem with this is... WHAT? Go back to the old, ultra-conservative policy of not providing any medication "and instead strengthening their pegangan agama dan kerohaniah"? That's vague - how about something specific? If you can't provide a better - and proven - alternative, then just let the experts get on with their work.
"It costs a lot of money!", others might exclaim. Okay, how much? Actually, the cost of methadone is very low comparatively. Or, do you consider housing addicts in pusat serenti and prisons cheaper?...because that's where many will be had it not been for the DST programme.
Another argument is: "If this programme is effective, why are there still addicts everywhere?"
Now this isn't realistic - if you are hoping for zero addiction to illegal drugs, then you'll have to wait until Doomsday. See it this way instead - even if you say addicts are still around, just imagine what it would be like had it not been for this programme. If you see 100 addicts now, without this programme it might be 500. Or more. Who knows? But what is sure is that it won't be the same, or less.
Here's the full item from NST. See also Methadone - Rawatan Penagihan Dadah at the AADK's blog.
PUTRAJAYA: Getting hardcore drug addicts to give up the habit by administering methadone as a substitute has a 92 per cent success rate.
"This is a treatment. It is to make sure a person stops taking illegal drugs and is able to go to work, raise a family and continue living a normal life."
According to Dr Mahmood, Nada selects the people for the therapy and refers the list to a doctor, who would then make the final decision.
After the first dose is prescribed, a pharmacist takes over the administering of methadone while the doctor monitors all users every few months to determine the required dosage.
He said drug users who were taking methadone could continue with the treatment for an indefinite time frame.
"Sometimes they are on it for life. If the person is a hardcore user, it is difficult to get rid of the habit completely. But there is a small group which eventually ask to stop methadone treatment."
He said methadone would not be prescribed to a young person, who was usually told to go on a "drug abstinence" treatment for two years.
"This is like taking medicine for diabetes. You can't stop a diabetic from taking sugar, but you can give him medication to control his sugar level."
Saturday, 13 February 2010
He’s the `Defence Minister’, but Mat Cendana’s BLOG REVIEW is forced to defend him against savage attacks, including by satD of Pure Shiite: Zahid Mulut Bolong Hamidi.
The fact that Zahid is also nominated for the prestigious 2010 Bingai of the Year award makes him a very special person; someone who deserves attention at this highly esteemed and widely read blog.
satD isn’t alone with his criticisms, where others too aren’t happy with this matter. They include Tengku Putra Jumat in RMN COMPLETES JOKE WITH A SUBMARINE THAT REFUSES TO SUBMERGE! and Cucu Tok Selampit Kapal Selam Yang Tidak Boleh Menyelam.
Firstly, a bit of background – Zahid here is the same mamat who was Anwar Ibrahim’s right-hand man. In the late 1990’s , when Anwar was arrested, Zahid showed his loyalty to his boss and defiance to the government led by Dr Mahathir by showing a clenched fist when attending an emergency Umno meeting.
Now this gesture heartened Anwar’s supporters – including Mat Cendana, at that time… his public show of `semangat’ and perceived `berjuang habis-habisan’… However, after a very short period where he was detained, Zahid promptly jumped ship. So much for his `steely spirit and resolve’…
Anyway, what has gotten satD so incensed is Zahid’s statement about the submarine issue – the Kapal takSelam. This is the title in Malaysian Insider: Inability to dive won’t hamper sub’s operations
A technical fault in the nation’s first submarine, the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, that prevents it from diving is a minor hitch that will not interfere with its operations and can be rectified by its builders.
Zahid should have replied these to satD: *”It has many uses despite the inability to dive. We can sewa it to anglers during the Berita Harian Joran competitions – think of how many people can sit on the submarine and fish! And during the Monsoon Cup – we can take visitors for joyrides at RM20 per head!”
“And look at this picture – it shows that in a night attack, the submarine can still make kills!”
“But if satD really wants it to dive, mudah aje – TEBUK LUBANG, dia selam lah! Muahaha!”. It is learnt that Zahid has plans to enter the Raja Lawak competition should he be dropped in the next General Elections.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
History expert Mat Cendana (kelmarin `legal expert’) puts on his hat as a self-appointed promoter of The Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society – the same people behind the deathly-dull JMBRAS journal. Let’s learn about some Malay Literature today.
Sejarah Melayu by Tun Seri Lanang. Its English translation is The Malay Annals; as seen in these two book covers.
QUESTION TO RESEARCH: Is the picture below The Malay Anal?
HISTORIC SCENE TO PONDER (below): Hang Nuwaq (right) and Hang Chairpul. Woit! Tangan tu – apa pegang-pegang?!
UPDATE Tues 9/2 11.50AM – Some people can’t help going around with a “Kick Me, PLEASE!” sign on their backside (`backside’… jaga-jaga!) Like this one in MalaysiaKini: Anwar trial: Why is the West silent?
WHY SHOULDN’T THEY?! The writer seems to think “the West” is also “member of Pakatan Rakyat”.
And here’s another gem:“The Malaysian government presently has zero credibility.How many people believe that Anwar Ibrahim had sexual intercourse with Mohd Saiful Bukhari?”
Err, MANY MANY people believe? NGOK betul lah mangkuk yang tulis ni!
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Monday, 1 February 2010
Rocky had written a post about it, and I had seen the RSS much earlier. However, the title was rather vague: Istana Negara on a Monday morn .I was busy with a few things and had thought it ïs "probably about the death of Al-Marhum Sultan of Johor". As I was about to shutdown and go to sleep, I checked the RSS feed again and saw this title at Nuraina Samad's blog, which is definitely not vague: Tahniah! Datuk Rocky.
I'm so sleepy, but this can't wait until morning - not with someone who had called attention to my other, more precious two-weeks-old blog by writing a post about it in Sept 2008. Suffice to say, it was a very important event that helped to bring about positive changes to my life and that of my family through my coming to know a few people.
So you have been well rewarded as a running dog of BN. This how BN is, be preparedto be their running dog and you will be rewarded too.Only one thing, mortal awards are no good when you finally meet your maker, there you meet the truth and face the consequences.
This is a typical coward's way of doing things. Hold on, ya... I have something to tell you later, doggie... at Rocky's Bru.