Sunday, 23 May 2010
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
CAPTION: More ICU-class representatives, more chances of by-elections!
DAP's Lim Kit Siang, in his usual bombastic style, had proclaimed the Sibu by-election as "Battle of (the) Century". Having more by-elections will give him the chance to declare everything as being "of biblical proportions".
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Does all this mean the BN - Datuk Najib especially - was responsible for Anwar's trial for sodomy? Actually, the real question that should be answered first is: Is Anwar guilty of the charge against him?
The latest is after the failure to see the statements his accuser, Saiful Bukhari Azlan had made to the police. `Independent' media MalaysiaKini (which is `neutral, no deceit' Haha!) tries hard to create suspicion against others by asking "Why so secretive?". It even quotes a lawyer. WOW! Hopefully, the question of whether Anwar is guilty gets deflected.
UPDATE 13/5/2010 12:40pm : Yet another attempt to interrupt the trial from proceeding smoothly. Bernama reports that Anwar requested for a stay of his sodomy trial pending his appeal against the failure to obtain the witness statements. You can bet that there will be more of the same coming. What is he so afraid of??
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
[…]I am of the opinion that the authorities, especially the Federal Government, does not take these lightly, for fear that it will become a negative precedent and reference for a case of neglect. On the contrary, it calls for an intervention that is serious, firm and effective before something unbecoming happens again at the Palace.
Saturday, 8 May 2010
I had missed it, but thanks to the generosity of Noor Azman Othman aka ArahMan7, plus a bit of cetak rompak, I have all the episodes covering four seasons. Season 2 is my favourite - it starts with the prisoners being on the run after escaping from Fox River, and their efforts to recover $5 million buried by an old prisoner.
One of my favourite episodes is #17 where murderer/rapist Theodore Bagwell, who obtained the loot, set out to continue his relationship with Susan, a single mother with two children. Susan was his girlfriend... until he was arrested and convicted for six rape and murder cases that included children.
A shocked Susan left him. Bagwell aka Teabag swore revenge - although Susan moved to another place when Teabag escaped, he managed to trace her... and holds the family hostage.
Now Teabag is a despicable character, but there are moments in the series when his past and hopes for the future are revealed. He really loved the janda and wants to head "his new family". There are poignant and touching scenes in Episode 17... and frightening, as the scene above.
Having taken Susan and her children to his house, which was abandoned, isolated and vandalised, there are flashbacks of Teabag's history. He is the in-bred child of a man who had raped his retarded sister... a victim of circumstances. But he showed intellectual capacity, and his father would show that off to his drinking buddies, exclaiming "My boy's gonna be President!" But he didn't provide the way -- instead, the father was a vile and disgusting cretin who had also sexually abused Teabag when he was a kid.
In the dreary, abandoned house, Teabag poured his heart out to Susan... how he became like that, and his promise and resolve to be "a new, good person who will love Susan and her children". He pleaded for Susan to "just love him a little". But Susan couldn't lie... and this angered Teabag. He locked them up in the wood cellar, thinking about what to do with them. Susan was at the top left opening, crying while pleading. Teabag's eyes then rested on the axe...
When the door was opened, Susan and the children were jolted; expecting to be killed. But it was two armed policemen who came to their rescue! They told Susan they had received a call about "a hostage situation". Susan said no one knew they were there... except Teabag.
It was Teabag who called in the police... he couldn't kill them. And there was that scene of him after making the call... with tears in his eyes of not getting the affection of the woman he truly loved. BRILLIANT EPISODE!
Friday, 7 May 2010
New Straits Times under the title of "Pas sec-gen refutes blogger's claim", Mustafa has denied Pas funding the blogger to discredit former Prime Minister Dollah Badawi. Here's the statement that won him the prestigious "Kepala But*h-lah!" award:
"If Pas wants to topple Umno, then Umno wants to topple Pas. But it is not Pas' agenda to discredit an individual because it is against our principle as an Islamic party."Hello, Mustafa - KEPALA BUT*H-LAH!
Vulgarity on my part? Maybe. But no apologies from me -- when someone claims himself as "guided by the Quran and Hadith", he has set high standards... and he must walk the talk. Pas leaders and supporters have shown countless times over the years that they don't. Offhand, I can quote at least a dozen within a minute where Pas had knowingly and gleefully launched shameless attacks against individuals; especially Umno leaders. So, for Mustafa to try claim that they don't and that they are "an Islamic party" is a no-shame lie that deserves an appropriate reply.
ADDITIONAL BONUS POST: There's an interesting post by Tam Dalyell here, about DAP's lies concerning "Ketuanan Melayu"... and how the Melayu Bingai which include supporters of Mustafa & Co morphed into cows... Tam Dalyell: Setakat Rakan Kenduri.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
The police detectives aka Mat Bond… named after the 1967 comedy starring one of my favourite slapstick comedians, Mat Sentul.
This film was, of course, a local parody of that international megahit franchise of 007 James Bond. If you watch Mat Bond in 2010 with a critical and fault-finding eye, there are a lot that you can criticise.
But back then, as a kid and with not too many entertainment sources, Mat Bond was one hilarious and memorable film. Who can forget Mat Bond’s secret room – accessible by lift from the toilet!
See this post last year titled “Malay James Bond Rocks” from the blog WASTED 2.0 by Shanmugam Lakshmanan. The picture is taken from there incidentally.
Anyway, for our policemen, it’s a tough position and situation they’re in. So often, they are always regarded with a negative view with various accusations thrown in. Unfortunately, some of them are true.
And so they’d live with people eyeing them with suspicion and some loathing… until those times when their presence and authority save you or a loved one from some crime. Or, in helping you seek retribution towards something committed against you.
Right now they are under a lot of heat due to the Aminulrasyid Amzah fatal shooting case. And with the deceased being only 15, most people appear to have thrown in their lot against the police. This includes politicians, of course; for better or worse.
But there’s one thing we should remember – is it too much to ask that we be fair in our judgment?…or at least try to? Can the IGP be faulted for being displeased with how the family of the deceased had given a press conference, using a key witness who was also in the car?
But then again, could they really be blamed when the police claimed they had found a machete in the car – a fact that Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad refutes based on the account of another witness? If what this witness says is true, then it’s tampering with evidence… and the Mat Bond are now saddled with another issue to deal with.
Monday, 3 May 2010
Eh, ini dah jadi `terbalik’ – biasanya, Anwar yang dikatakan… Heheh! Ini tak tuduh apa-apa ye.
Anyway, what goes around comes around, and Pakatan’s attempts to score political points regarding Apco have rebounded on themselves.
PAS and PKR especially had flogged the Apco issue to death during the Hulu Selangor by-election, in a desperate attempt to make this stick in people’s minds: “Umno is Apco is Yahudi”.
Unfortunately, it was met with a yawn by the voters. Worse, unintentionally, it has opened questions in Americans’ minds about what Anwar really is. Previously, they saw him as “Malaysia’s liberal democrat”. Now, it’s something else… and it’s not too flattering.
There are American journalists who really have a good grasp of Malaysian politics, who take the time to do their homework and are fair in their analyses. In the case of Rachel Motte of The New Ledger, she is also accurate.
In The Reversal of Anwar Ibrahim last Thursday, Anwar fanboys and Pakatan Rakyat supporters won’t be too happy that an American publication isn’t automatically on their side; isn’t automatically praising “Anwar’s virtues” and his purported “just cause” as some two-bit western `journalists’ are wont to do.
Here’s a bit of Motte’s analysis from The New Ledger:
Unfortunately, Ibrahim has decided to make his mark in domestic Malaysian politics — away from CNN, Al Gore, and Johns Hopkins — as an anti-American, anti-Semitic demagogue […] [Anwar] Ibrahim has now effectively trashed his old friends in Washington and has used this PR contract as an excuse to spin a dark conspiracy theory of Jewish control, Zionist plots, and subversion.
Well, congratulations, PAS and PKR!… your dumbass cheap attempts to exploit Apco have definitely made an impact! But to Americans and Jews, don’t worry: Anwar the chameleon will move the opposite way when it suits him politically. Don’t be surprised that he’ll then wear a small skullcap, and also claim he’s from one of the Lost Tribes of Israel who somehow found its way to Malaysia! HAHA!