Thursday, May 25, 2017

The elephant

I want to talk about animals, starting off specifically with the elephant and the cow. For this post I'll write on the elephant.

In fact I am referring to the white elephant. The term 'white elephant' came from Thailand and Burma (Myanmar). Tradition or cultural belief prohibited the working of white elephants which are considered scared.

Then, only kings could maintain white elephants but might gift such sacred animals to courtiers. When that was done, say, to a courtier, he could either consider that as a blessing or a curse, or both, the former because it was a rare royal gift and a tremendous honour, the latter because the animal was very expensive to maintain but due to its sacredness and royal source could not be worked (used fro labour).

Wikipedia informs us that in modern British English, the term 'white elephant' often refers to a publicly funded project that is extremely expensive yet fails to deliver on its function and/or becomes very expensive to maintain.

In Malaysia we have a number of 'white elephants', owned by the former Emperor of Malaysia. Today we manage to get rid of one of them, namely, the Proton car, instead of continuing to pour in billions as we did for years.

The Proton was one of the grandiose wet dreams of one dictator who selfishly protected the car at tremendous cost, to the extent the Proton car was built and sold in a protective environment which made its market viability non-competitive.

And it wasn't as if it was designed and built by Malaysians from scratch, being a clone of a Japanese car. Plagued by poor engineering, it suffered from faults yet was protected better than the marginalised Indian Malaysians.

'Nuff said, and we hope the new foreign partner to ownership of Proton will inject new technology and production quality to this 'white elephant'.

The only adverse point the new foreign partner to the Malaysian Proton has is its approval by the Najib Administration. Had it been Volvo or Mercedes or BMW which was approved by Najib, it would have suffered derogatory remarks as well.

Silence of PAS

Has PAS condemn the murderous bomb attacks in both Manchester and Jakarta?

Or are they still lamenting the demises of Dr Azahari Husin and Noordin Top some years back (2005 and 2009 respectively)?

Or are they on the phone to Aceh for advice on UUD355?

Aceh - Despite the punishment being over, she was unable to rise to her feet and was seen lying down clutching her shoulder

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Constitutional Mengele?

Wikipedia says: Coma is a state of unconsciousness in which a person cannot be awakened; fails to respond normally to painful stimuli, light, or sound; lacks a normal wake-sleep cycle; and does not initiate voluntary actions.

A person in a state of coma is described as being comatose.

Prompt medical attention by doctors is necessary help comatose patient(s) to recover.

But in Malaysia, a doctor has been alleged to have put Malaysia's Constitution, which protects people and their rights, into a coma. The doctor also happens to be a former PM of Malaysia, specifically its fourth.

FMT publishes Academic: Fourth PM to blame for Constitution in ‘coma’, with extracts from that article as follows:

KUALA LUMPUR: Law professor Azmi Sharom says the Federal Constitution is in a coma, with its “health” having gone downhill since Malaysia’s fourth prime minister took over the country’s reins.

He said this at the launch of a book on Malaysia’s first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad was the country’s fourth prime minister. He was blamed for “destroying” the judiciary, curbing the power of the monarchy and strengthening the executive branch by placing the Election Commission and other agencies under the direct purview of the Prime Minister’s Department.

However, after leaving Umno for the third time and forming new party PPBM, Mahathir has been touted as a possible candidate for prime minister to lead the opposition in its efforts to oust Barisan Nasional in the next general election (GE14). This is despite the PPBM chairman ruling out any chance of returning as PM.

“I would describe the health of the Federal Constitution as being in a coma, and it was put there by those who came after Tunku. It especially went downhill after the fourth prime minister (took over the reins),” Azmi said at the book launch held in Bangsar Village II here today.

“Tunku was a lawyer. He understood the value of law, the rule of law and the protection given to the people under the Federal Constitution. This lack of understanding is plaguing the country now.

“When you give it to a doctor, everything goes haywire.”

And you want to vote for him?

PAS' main concern?

MM Online - PAS Youth asks if DAP supports LGBT over involvement in axed pride march (selected extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 ― PAS Youth asked today whether its former ally DAP supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement, pointing to one of its members’ involvement in a now-cancelled public awareness campaign. [...]

The Campaign for Equality and Human Rights Initiative, also known as Pelangi Campaign, was one of the supporters of the “Courage in the Face of Adversity” LGBT awareness event that was scheduled for next month before it was suddenly cancelled by Taylor’s University.

PAS has nothing better to do than to constantly burrow its nose deep into matters of sex or to pry into Selena Gomez's wardrobe (or lack of), etc.

Political icon-ization of Mat Over

MM Online - Mat Over, David Teo steal attention at NTP presentation (extracts):

a violent man who demonstrated disregard for civilised behaviour
and then gave pompous preposterous excuses for his barbarism

SHAH ALAM, May 24 — The presence of two controversial figures from the film industry became a subject of hot gossip on social media during the tabling of the National Transformation Programme Annual Report 2016 here tonight and they also caught the attention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Najib, who had barely gone seven minutes into his presentation, named Datuk David Teo and Mat Over whose real name is Sulaiman Yasin as examples to emphasise the spirit of unity among the people in Malaysia.

While smiling at Teo and Mat Over who were seated in the front row at Dewan Agong Tuanku Canselor (DATC), Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), the Prime Minister said: “I can see Mat Over is present and Mejar David Teo is also present ...both seated together...this is good.

This may be good for Najib but not so for civilised society. I sense a growing trepidation in myself and many others that the serial slapper (and assaulter) of people may get away with his syiok-suka-sendiri crime. 

That will be the greatest injustice if a man who assaulted others because he felt like it becomes an icon, no doubt a political icon.

Sulaiman Yassin or his stage name Mat Over must face due punishments for his act of violence against a member of the public, to wit, David Teo, regardless of whether Teo has forgiven him.

Just remember, this assaulter stated he did/does not regret slapping David Teo, in other words, showing no repentance for his barbaric behaviour in a modern society.

Don't let him get away with his vile act.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

7th PM?

PKR proposing Anwar Ibrahim has not been a popular choice except among the original Pakatan camp, namely PKR, DAP and that offspring of PAS, Amanah.

Pribumi as demonstrated by Mahathir and Moody snubbed the support for Mr Manmanlai.

f**k him, more stimulating to play Sudoku 

Zaid reckoned PKR has been downright arrogant to push Anwar's name forward without first consulting all component parties in Pakatan, but then PKR has always been unjustifiably arrogant, a characteristic of its ketuanan mentality - see my 2013 post Selangor saga shows PKR's ketuanan mentality?.

Art Harun explains the non-feasibility of PKR'S proposal here.

Many political analysts explains why Pribumi, to wit, Mahathir, won't support the PKR nomination, namely that Mahathir thinks it has been impractical - for more, read MM Online's Why won’t PPBM back Anwar for PM? Because he can’t be, say analysts (selected extracts):

“In the current political situation, it is impossible for Anwar to be PM. PPBM knows this,” Universiti Utara Malaysia associate professor Dr Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani told Malay Mail Online when contacted.

At the PKR annual congress on Sunday, the party's leaders as well as some from Pakatan Harapan such as Lim Kit Siang and Mohamad Sabu held up placards saying “Anwar as the 7th PM”.

However, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin both refused to do so.

Although Dr Mahathir did not state his refusal, he had once been adamant that Anwar must never rise to the post.

Despite the two men's history, independent political analyst Khoo Kay Peng believed the refusal to endorse Anwar was down to the PPBM leaders being realistic rather than any old animosity or pettiness.

Well, those analysts have been wrong.

In an earlier post Why Mahathir hates AAB I wrote (extracts):

Continuing my leisurely perusal of Rehman Rashid's Peninsula: A story of Malaysia, I came to its page 20 of its 2nd edition (2016), and read the following (reproduced in parts here):

Mahathir cast about for someone to succeed him, settling as though by default on Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Although ..... I have little doubt that the main factor in Mahathir's decision was Pak Lah's antipathy for Anwar ..... If nothing else, Mahathir felt reasonably sure Abdullah would not, in some fit of reconciliatory euphoria, offer Anwar amnesty from the charges levelled against him.

Prior to all the above, AAB had confided to friends that Anwar was not brought up or had grown within UMNO and was merely bud-grafted into the party.

Of course we know that Mahathir was the man who had had Anwar parachuted into UMNO where 'twas said he feared Anwar becoming PAS president (as was envisaged and planned for by the late PAS president Fadzil Noor) and becoming a real threat to UMNO.

Who knows, Hadi Awang was probably pissed off with Fadzil selecting Anwar as his political heir (as president of PAS), wakakaka, hence Hadi Awang's silent animosity towards Anwar even up to today.

Did AAB mean that Anwar being bud-grafted into UMNO would lack the UMNO values including inclusiveness in sharing spoils a la kongsi bersama2? Wakakaka.

At that time when Anwar was on a meteoric rise, it was rumoured his faction in UMNO was feral, ferocious and f**king-grab-it-all in their attitude towards the UMNO's gravy train. Thus his faction upset and was feared by other UMNO factions, leading them to sharpen their knives and further poison their santau (wakakaka) for Mr Manmanlai.

AAB was chosen not so much because Mahathir felt he could easily manipulate the former civil servant (but there was that too) but more because he had believed AAB would not free his bete noire Anwar.

If that was Mahathir's principal consideration in selecting AAB, then the old man must have hated Anwar with a deep deep deep vengeance to rival the Marina Trench. Yes, let's not forget that Anwar was the man who had the effrontery to stage a coup d'etat against his mentor in 1998, wakakaka.

Mahathir has been known to be both (generous &) forgiving to his Chosen Ones (Chinese f**k off, wakakaka), yet at the same time also (vengeful &) unforgiving to his bête noires, like Anwar Ibrahim and now Ah Jib Gor (plus Rosmah Mansor, wakakaka).

So the political analysts' take that he didn't support Anwar as PKR's nominee for PM has been based on the impracticality of the whole idea missed the core issue of Maddy's deep hatred for Anwar.

Tell me, has he apologised yet to Anwar?

But let's move on to see who else in Pakatan would be a potential and practical 7th PM for Malaysia.

1. Wan Azizah - unwilling and 'unsuitable'

2. Nurul Izzah - too young and inexperienced (though no doubt her name would have thrilled many PKR-ista who have the blind brazen pomposity to call her Princess Reformasi, wakakaka)

3. Azmin Ali - possible but not trusted by DAP who probably view him as of ketuanan mentality, mean and selfish.

4. Saifuddin Abdullah - possible and a good choice but will be politically 'assassinated' intra-party by you-know-who, wakakaka.

5. Saifuddin Nasution - hmmm, maybe possible but let's not forget he was the UMNO Youth bouncer who wrecked Apcet II kau kau in KL, thus an international embarrassment.
6. Chinese, Indians and those from Muslim Parties (Amanah) - forget about them. The DAP and Chinese won't support any Hadi Awang type, and the Malays won't accept any 2nd-class non-Malay Malaysians as PM ever, people like LKS, LGE, Ramasamy, Kula, Goding, Teresa Kok, etc.

7. Moody - it would be a disaster but then politics is the art of the possible.

8. Mukhriz - possible but without Daddy around he will not be politically long-lived.

9. Mahathir - you can have him if you want a second round of his style of government, but bear in mind, this time there won't be so much oil to cover up his mistakes. He is now 92.

10. Zaid - though a man with a good heart but a bit of a loose cannon and not likely to be supported.

Where the f**k is Ayah Pin when we need him, wakakaka.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rafizi's "Interim PM" my foot

MM Online - Rafizi: Here’s how PKR will make Anwar PM (extracts):

SHAH ALAM, May 21 — PKR’s Rafizi Ramli outlined today how his party planned to make Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim the prime minister even though the PKR de facto leader is currently incarcerated.

The party vice president explained that if Pakatan Harapan takes over the government, the bloc would first make current parliamentary Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail interim prime minister, which has been agreed by the DAP and Parti Amanah Negara.

Dr Wan Azizah, who is PKR president and Anwar’s wife, would then help her spouse to be released from prison and a by-election would be held to make Anwar a Member of Parliament, and subsequently PM, Rafizi explained.

“People say PKR is delusional in claiming Anwar is PM when he is still sitting behind bars but it is possible.

“Wan Azizah will be interim PM and then Anwar will be PM. I am confident that she can help him to be released and a by-election can be called for in a month or two to make him PM,” he said during his wrap-up speech at the PKR congress today.

Rafizi Ramli is not known as one of the Terrible Talkcock Twins for nothing, wakakaka.

For a start, there is no such strange creature as an "interim PM", constitutionally or otherwise. There is of course a PM, DPM, acting PM and deposed PM, so on so forth, but nay, indeed there is no "interim PM" as Rafizi would have us believe.

It probably belongs to the class of mythological creatures such as unicorns, dragons, phoenix, roc, griffin, etc.


Wan Azizah can and may (wakakaka) become the next PM and NOT the next "interim PM". If she resigns to make way for another person, say, Anwar, to be PM, then the next person will become PM (not "interim PM").

OK leave that Rafizi-bullshit of "interim PM" aside and let's make a few typical assumptions for the outcome of the next general elections, based on the current 222 seats in federal parliament, for Pakatan to win, namely:

1. DAP wins 45 seats (instead of the 50 to 55 touted)

2.  Pribumi wins 35 seats (say it successfully rips off UMNO somewhat, wakakaka)

3. PKR miraculously wins 35 seats (and I am being kind here, wakakaka) and

4. Amanah wins 15 seats by ripping off PAS, wakakaka.

That will give Pakatan 130 seats, which means BN will end up with 92.

A simple majority of parliamentary seats to rule as government of Malaysia is 112 (out of 222).

But hang on, now read this from the Star Online - Opposition backs Anwar as next PM (extracts):

Soon after party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail delivered her policy speech, leaders and delegates from PKR and other Opposition parties who attended the congress, including DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang and Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu, stood up and held placards written with the words: “Anwar, 7th Prime Minister”, indicating their solidarity with PKR in endorsing Anwar as the country’s next top leader.

But the overwhelming support for Anwar in the congress was not shared by Tun Dr Mahathir Moha­mad and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

Dr Mahathir, the Parti Pribumi chairman, was on his smartphone ...

Anyway, we can have DAP (45), PKR (35) and say, Amanah (15) supporting Anwar as PM. That gives a reasonably strong backing of 95 MPs.

But a grumpy Olde Man, who detests Anwar, will order Pribumi to object.

If Najib steps down after UMNO's monumental loss (and may Allah swt save his soul from an angry Olde Man), the Olde Man will order those racist clowns to return to the Mothership (UMNO), then Pribumi and BN will have 35 plus 92 or a total of 127.

127 is not only greater than 95, but represents a simple majority of seats in parliament to rule Malaysia. Hisham or Zahid will have to accept Mukhriz as DPM, that is, if they want Pribumi's seats a la 916, wakakaka.

Thus it's even likely Wan Azizah may not even get to be "interim PM".

Then the bad olde days of 1981 to 2003 will return, wakakaka.

UMNO Baru-er, wakakaka again.

Not a virgin slapper

Star Online - Have some decorum, please

by Wong Chun Wai (selected extracts):

portrait of a scary face 

The recent ruckus at the TN50 dialogue with the PM in attendance was shameful, no matter how you choose to look at it.

COMEDIAN-ACTOR Sulaiman Yassin needs to attend an anger management course.

He is a has-been but has now regained fame or more precisely, notoriety, for slapping movie producer David Teo at a public dialogue, attended by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

This is not the first time he has assaulted someone, and if he doesn’t do something about his fiery temper, he will probably end up being charged with inflicting violence against someone one day. [...]

Interestingly, there are some who are cheering and back-patting Sulaiman for his much criticised action, which took place during the TN50 dialogue with the Prime Minister. It is hard to comprehend, even bizarre, for anyone with a rational mind to congratulate Sulaiman for his behaviour. It only encourages this feeble mind.

In 2003, he represented a football team comprising artistes in a football match against the staff of TV3 and reportedly attacked a player (or players), prompting the then chairman of Perodua Celebrity Cup, Norman Abdul Halim, to express regret at his rowdy behaviour.

According to a report in Utusan Online, the member of the popular KRU group described the incident involving Sulaiman as “shameful” as it took place in the open, being a football match, and was witnessed by the public.

This man seems to be a SERIAL SLAPPER (or attacker of others). No sirree, he is not new at the game of slapping (or assaulting) people in public.

In short, he is a hoodlum who was engaged by the Terengganu authorities for a Youth Day event there.

Other hoodlums went to jail for assaulting people, Sulaiman Yassin went on another stage to entertain an adoring crowd in Terengganu. He's still walking around free.

And lamentably, as Wong CW wrote, there are some who are cheering and back-patting Sulaiman for his much criticised action, which took place during the TN50 dialogue with the Prime Minister. It is hard to comprehend, even bizarre, for anyone with a rational mind to congratulate Sulaiman for his behaviour. 

people like above? 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Slapping others good for career?

From the Star Online:

it sounds very commendable for a person to want to protect another person, be it a national leader or one's offspring, can this justify an act of violence?

In March this year, a woman was sentenced to six months' jail and a fine of RM2,000 by the magistrate's court for slapping a teacher at a school in Sungai Bakap, Penang.

Tan Seow Yen, a 36-year-old mother of three, was charged with voluntarily causing hurt to her child's primary school Bahasa Malaysia teacher L. Vanitha, 38, at SJKC Chong Kuang in Sungai Bakap on Feb 2, 2015. She committed the offence after her son, 10, complained that Vanitha had pinched him for being slow in class.

A case more pertinent to the Sulaiman-Teo incident occurred in Singapore. On April 30, 2015, a man slapped teen blogger Amos Yee.

Yee, then aged 16, was notorious for his rude and vulgar YouTube posts. Shortly after the death of Lee Kuan Yew in March 2015, he uploaded a video, Lee Kuan Yew is Finally Dead!, in which he compared Lee to Jesus, both unfavourably. He went on to upload a cartoon on his blog of Lee and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher having anal sex.

More than 30 people lodged police reports against him and Yee was arrested and charged under the Singapore Penal Code with "intention of wounding the religious feelings of Christians", obscenity, and "threatening, abusive or insulting communication."

On the morning of April 30, as Yee was walking to court for a pre-trial hearing, he was slapped on the left side of his face by Neo Gim Huah.

Neo, 49, was arrested the next day and charged with voluntarily causing hurt to Yee. At his trial, he said he wanted to teach Yee a lesson for being disrespectful and insulting Lee, the country's founding father.

The businessman and father of three was found guilty and sentenced to three weeks' jail.

In both cases, the courts were clear: no one can take the law in their own hands and mete out their own brand of justice.

Immediately after the TN50 forum incident, it was reported that Najib made Teo and Sulaiman shake hands but Sulaiman maintains he has no regrets in his action.

Also from Star Online:

Netizens shocked as Mat Over is special guest at youth event

PETALING JAYA: Netizens are up in arms over a banner in Hulu Terengganu which promoted Mat Over as a special guest at a Youth Day event there.

“Only in Malaysia you get highest honours once you slap people in front of Prime Minister,” Asrul Muzaffar tweeted while sharing the photo of the banner.

Fellow Twitter user Mohsen Alkaff wrote: “I’m nobody but I volunteer myself to replace Mat Over for Hari Belia (Youth Day) event in Terengganu.

“It’s not that I’m good but at least I’m better than him.”

“Youth Day with Mat Over. Is he still considered a youth? He is 60 years old!” Aiediel Jamal said on Facebook.

Terengganu Youth, Sports and Human Resources Committee chairman Datuk Rozi Mamat confirmed that Mat Over was invited yesterday evening as the host for “Santai Bersama Mat Over”, adding that the programme was planned before the scuffle took place.

In Singapore you slapped someone to PROTECT the respect for former (the late) PM Lee Kuan Yew, you go to jail for 3 weeks.

In Malaysia you slapped someone to PROTECT the respect for PM Najib Razak, you get away scot-free(?) and revive your fading acting career, with an engagement in the Land of the Forbidden Tree.

See also FMT's Was Mat Over trying to revive his career? which tells us (extracts only):

A film critic who prefers to remain anonymous said: “Usually, actors who show this extreme behaviour do it for one reason only. Their careers are flagging, and they can get little work. So they wait for an occasion to do something extraordinary, to gain maximum publicity. If you ask me, Sulaiman did this to to get attention. It is as simple as that.

“Sadly, many actors have egos they cannot control. They are used to being in the limelight. Mat Over’s 10 seconds of fame on Wednesday night was beamed all over Malaysia and, guess what, he is back in the news. It boils down to ego. He feels wanted and loved again.”

stop dreaming Najib, I didn't do it for you but all for myself 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Malaysian Morons

Malaysia will have a hard time selecting the 3 MOST abysmal stupidest moronic idiots encountered, ever!

I toy around with a few names and wonder my list will make the lowest grade ever for a human.

1. There's the bloke who bullsh*tted about wanting to protect the PM but ended up embarrassing Najib by his samseng behaviour and who unwittingly raised questions about the adequacy of security protection for a PM.

He then claimed it was just a setup, a staged play, presumably to entertain the PM and audience but which his so-called 'setup' partner immediately denied, rejected and sneered upon.

What an utter moron, though as a claimed comedian he must have been always playing a bloody fool, a role for which he is most apt.

2. Then there is a so-called minister who, in response to female concerns about public safety, advised women to dress shabbily (comot) if they want to avoid being harassed. I was rendered speechless by his moronic imbecilic utterly idiotic mentality.

But then, why should I be when previously he was equally moronic and deceitful in wanting to destroy the Pakatan government in Penang by the unconstitutional act of making the state a Federal Territory.

3. There is also another so-called minister, but one with a more racist mentality, who was galvanised by the act of a petty snatch thief, into creating and funding via taxpayers' money, a Lowyat2.

That low class criminal had also started a racist riot in Lowyat Plaza to mask his petty snatch theft. In that riot, he was transformed from being a low class thief into a bumi warrior, though of a Megatron character rather than that of Prime Optimus.

By the by, I wonder what's happening in Lowyat2 now? It's way beyond 6 months since its creation, but are the bumi shopkeepers still provided with rental free stalls?

And hey, what about his Taylor College2?

What new horrors will these 3 be up to next?

Friday, May 19, 2017

Forbidden Tree?

Malay Mail Online - Terengganu MB: Brazilian tree not dead, ‘hibernating’ (extracts):

KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 ― The Terengganu government has denied a report alleging that Brazilian silk floss tree that cost RM180,000 to be transplanted in Bandar Baru Kuala Nerus in Terengganu has died.

According to NST Online, the state government is now considering legal action against those who had made the claims.

“Firstly, the tree is not dead. This species actually ‘hibernates’ and the leaves may have fallen off owing to the hot tropical weather and soil conditions.

“Secondly, we (the state government) did not purchase the tree and are not accountable for its upkeep,” Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman was quoted saying.

“So please do not drag us into the controversy. The matter had been explained at length before and is considered closed,” he added, saying that would refer the matter to the state legal advisor for further action.

Firstly, government departments cannot sue the public unless the slander has been of a very personal nature affecting an individual. Even then, the person suing whoever has to do it on his or her own expense.

Secondly, why is the MB so sensitive about a matter of public curiosity and interests, especially when he asserted his state government has nothing to do with it? It's not as if questions on the status quo of a mere tree affects national security.

Thirdly, the Ceiba Chodatii tree is a deciduous tree, implying it is probably native to slightly cooler regions, like in the Cameron Highlights, Gentings wakakaka) or the highlands of Mount Kinabalu, so there is some truth (though not much) that the tree "‘hibernates’ and the leaves may have fallen off owing to the hot tropical weather and soil conditions."

Yes, the Ceiba Chodatii, being a deciduous tree and attuned to cooler or even colder climes can possibly 'hibernate', but whether it is NOW hibernating in Terengganu is another matter and if there is a need to know, requires more investigation.

But the argument its leaves have fallen off due to the hot tropical weather is questionable as deciduous trees drop their leaves in cooler or cold weather, not during hot weather.

But it could, that is 'drop its leaves', if the tree is 'stressed' by the change in environmental conditions, namely, from Brazil to Peninsula Malaysia.

Fourthly and MOST IMPORTANTLY, why has a tree from Brazil been imported, and permitted to be imported, when there is a dire drastic danger of inadvertently importing also the South American leaf blight fungus (Microcyclus ulei, a pathogen or bacterium, affecting rubber trees and prevalent in Brazil) which will wipe out our rubber plantations and even those of neighbouring Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam?

The pathogen is notorious as a leaf disease which is very difficult to control.

I don't care about the rest other than for trivial interests but we need answers on the last, regarding its importation from Brazil.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Violence - a Malay solution?

A slap (tampar) can be very painful but if lightly done (tepuk) may carry different meanings like 'don't do it again son' or 'be careful next time matey' etc.

Some slaps done with extreme force can possibly be injurious - I wonder whether it can break a neck? 

But generally people slap others more to humiliate than to injure, like sweetie slapping some naughty Don Juan on a crowded bus for 'feeling' her bottom.

Perhaps slapping could also be used by some to stop opponents or adversaries from saying stuff they didn't like to hear or didn't like said, like Sulaiman Yassin (more popularly known as Mat over) slapping Datuk David Teo during a National Transformation 2050 (TN50) session last night.

reconciled, but Ahok-rised protest must continue
demi bangsa, agama dan syiok-ness

David Teo was attempting to make a point to the stage moderator that participants at the back of the audience should also be given a chance to speak, instead of the PM hearing only undoubtedly-canned answers coming from the 'prepared' front of the TN50 event yesterday.

It was a round table discussion between the PM and the nation’s leading entertainers to find out their aspirations for the entertainment industry by 2050 but it would look as if the forum organisers wanted the 'Chosen' to only say pleasing stuff a la 'the Emperor has no clothes'.

Obviously Sulaiman, still defiantly proud of slapping Teo, believed David Teo should not be allowed to say his 'piece' to the PM (though David actually did). Sulaiman opined Teo had insulted the PM as Ahok had insulted the Jakarta Muslims.

I am sure David Teo was thankful there was no traffic cone for Sulaiman to employ against his head.

MM Online reported:

Several non-governmental groups are organising a protest outside Datuk David Teo’s Metrowealth Pictures (MiG) today over his behaviour during a National Transformation 2050 (TN50) session last night.

Despite Teo being the recipient of a slap from an actor, the groups are targeting him for his conduct that purportedly prompted actor Sulaiman Yassin to slap him directly in front of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

According to the obscure GMPN group that is organising the protest this afternoon, organisations that have confirmed their attendance include the Red Shirts Movement and Kelab Artis 1Malaysia.

“We want this to be a lesson to all Malaysians. You can’t be rude to the PM and get away with it. We don’t want this incident to repeat,” GMPN head Major Razali Zakaria told Malay Mail Online.

Indeed, Malay Muslims such as the above or at the Johor surau or Perkasa or Lowyat Plaza or Petaling Street or some mamak-UMNO branches in Penang are/were never ever wrong - celaka, 'ni Cinakui.

OK, back to slapping, wakakaka, it was reported that an Indian study in 1998 found a high rate of approval for husbands slapping their wives particularly among the middle class.

Early this year an Australian newspaper (which in my opinion is nowhere near the class of Times of London, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, New York Times or the Washington Post) reported:

President of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Keysar Trad described beating women as “step three” in a process of dealing with issues in relationships, after counselling and buying chocolates or “taking her out on a dinner”.

Due to the huge outcry, Keysar Trad who is actually a nice guy, resigned from his post. I believe he walked willingly into the lion's den but then he asked for it. For him to say such moronic things at a time when Islam is viewed by Australians with repugnance and horror, the idiot merely confirmed their already adverse views.

Then, more than 30 years ago, in September 1987, a Malay man who claimed to be a bomoh slapped Karpal Singh as the latter emerged from a courtroom.

The bomoh as well as UMNO Youth Selangor were unhappy with Karpal for his decision to sue the late Sultan of Selangor, Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, for saying that he (HRH) would not pardon any convicted drug traffickers in his state.

While UMNO Youth did the usual stuff, lodging a police report against Bhai for sedition and proposing he be banned from Selangor, the bomoh by the name of Kiai Arshad Mohamed Gamat showed he was no NATO (no action, talk only).

But the Police SB in those days (remember, we're talking about September 1987) were on the ball and an officer (not sure of what rank, maybe inspector?) by the name of Mervyn Fernandez warned Karpal of the bomoh outside the courtroom intend on violence.

Fernandez advised Bhai to leave by a side door but the Tiger of Jelutong wasn't one to creep away from a bully.

He told Ferdandez it was the police's duty to protect him. To cut the story short, while a fairly worried Fernandez was outside busy taking down details of the bomoh, Bhai left the courtroom.

The bomoh, on seeing Bhai coming out, moved towards the Tiger of Jelutong with a tiger's smiling face, wakakaka, and even addressed Bhai as 'Yang Berhormat'.

Bhai thought the bomoh looked friendly enough so he might as well shake his hand; the bomoh made as if he wanted to reciprocate but suddenly swung his hand instead to slap Karpal.

Okay, Big, Strong & (by then) Unfriendly Karpal responded with his lawyer's briefcase which must have been voluminous with heavy law books, and the bomoh felt the full force of it. Tai-Chi-ed kau kau, wakakaka!

Thus it could be said, the assailant was brought down by the law (books), wakakaka.

Subsequently in court on a charge of assault, the bomoh claimed he was guided by a divine hand to slap Bhai and he had already placed a curse on Karpal where Bhai would go blind and die pretty soon.

Even though Bhai laughed off the curse (and as we know, he was still alive after almost 30 years of that curse) his supporters took no chance, and dragged him to a Sikh temple for a quickie purification rite.

Anyway, in April 1988 the 60-year old bomoh was found guilty by a magistrate court and fined RM200 which he refused to pay and went to jail instead, just for 2 days.

a typical bomoh which even JAKIM, JAWI and JAIS are scared of 

Today Kiai would have been hailed as a Muslim-bomoh warrior like Sulaiman Yassin instead of being arrested by the police and hauled into court and then jailed. He would probably be rewarded with more than a mere RM200. He was a man born too early for his own advantage, wakakaka.

Aiyah, how times have changed.

Then several years ago, Mustafa Hamzah, an activist with the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia (PPIM) offered RM500 to anyone who slapped Teresa Kok for what he deemed as her insulting video to Malaysia. He subsequently raised the bounty to RM1200.

On the PPIM website Mustafa Hamzah was named as the 'Pegawai Kerja' of its Board.

So a Muslim got away with violent incitement, namely, seeking to reward anyone who slaps Teresa Kok.

At that time, the remarkable police of course moved at its usual snail pace (if it even moved at all). That's so when it came to threats against non-BN people, while the IGP, Home Minister and the PM were deafening by their complete silence - ooops my apologies, the IGP was then busy at airports, seaports and land entry points from Thailand to prevent the return of Ong Boon Hwa's ashes into Malaya.

Hah, Violence is so simple, so easy and effective, but only if you are a Muslim Malay.