Thursday, March 25, 2010

Aesop's Fable No 2 - The boy who cried wolf

There once was an ambitious boy who thought of bodeking the boss as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep voters. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!" “Local elections! Local elections! Lim GE doesn’t want local elections!”

The villagers voters came running up the hill to help the boy drive the wolf away cry out for local elections. But when they arrived at the top of the hill, they found no wolf Lim GE actually wanted local elections. The boy quietly laughed at the sight of their angry faces behind their back.

"Don't cry 'wolf', boy," said the villagers voters, "when there's no wolf!" They went grumbling back down the hill.

Later, the boy sang out again, "Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!" To his naughty delight, he watched the villagers run up the hill to help him drive the wolf away.

When the villagers saw no wolf they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for we now know it’s really PM Najib who doesn’t want local elections! Don't cry 'Lim GE doesn’t want it' when it’s your BN towkay!"

But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling down the hill once more.

Later, he saw a REAL wolf, namely the EC who said it can’t hold local elections for Penang and Selangor (aiyah, because Najib oledy said so lah). Whether he was alarmed or not (after all he’s a BN minion), he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, "Lim GE doesn’t want local elections! Lim GE doesn’t want local elections!"

But the villagers voters by now knew he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come.

At sunset, everyone in kampung Gelakan wakakaka wondered why the boy hadn't returned to the village with their sheep votes. They went up the hill to find the boy. They found him weeping.

"There really was a wolf here! The flock has scattered! I cried out, "Wolf!" Why didn't you come?"

An old man tried to comfort the boy as they walked back to the village.

"We'll help you look for the lost sheep votes in the morning year 2023," he said, putting his arm around the youth, "Nobody believes someone who keeps giving bullsh*t alarms ...!"

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  1. Just who is that ambitious boy? Tan Keng Liang, Teng Hook Nun or Najib?

  2. Of course, Tan Keng Liang lah.....Ktemoc got to talk in parables because there are some idoits jsut like the Jews refused to be unblind even with eyes opened

    I felt that Ktemoc has given Tan Keng Liang too much publicities. He's in the camp with Kulim Wonder Bra

    Scene from "Your Mother Fighting Language"

    Recruit,"Sorry sir, we can only speak Mandarin & English"

    Encik,"Your CCB, what kinda "Air" level do you study"

    Recruit to another recruit,"Lim, is there a Chow in our Platoon?" Encik has mentioned 4 times already"

    Encik,"CCB also you dun know. It means girl beep downstair"

    Hehehe.......Hokkien vulgar language is the weapon of the Singapore fighting language.....Together with malay vulgarities.....It can be extremely explosive.......Especially some Malaysian malays understand & artculate that Hokkien vulgarity.....Remember one current UMNO Perak Srate Exco echoed "LC" in Perak State Assembly last year

    Perhaps, it would be fun that all folks should spent time in camp in Singapore. Malaysia National Service is nothing

  3. Ktemoc,

    looks like "the boy who cried wolf" has sound again in Malaysiakini. (see the bottom of the article.........)

    Follow laws on local elections, Penang told
    Susan Loone
    Mar 25, 10

    The Pakatan Rakyat led-government has little choice but to approach the National Council for Local Election (NCLC) before polls can be called in their states.

    The Penang and Selangor state governments must approach the NCLE before laws can be amended.

    Penang Local Election Working Group committee member Dr Ong Hean Tee said the Penang state government has to follow due process and allow the law to be amended before local elections can be called for in the two states.

    The group was established in June 2008 following the recommendations of the state government, and has nine members in its committee, comprising representatives from NGOs and civil society.

    Ong concurred with the Election Commission's call for the Pakatan Rakyat governments to refer to the NCLE before the process can be initiated.

    Ong, who is also Penang Environment Working Group chairperson, added that residents want local polls to be reinstated as they prefer their issues to be brought up through locally elected officials.

    "However, this cannot happen unless the (Local Government) Act is amended by Parliament. This is a constitutional problem," he told Malaysiakini.

    In the shadows of the federal gov't

    "The perception here is that the state government has the authority to call for local elections, but unfortunately this is overridden by federal government rules and regulations," he said.

    "Is the local authority really autonomous in deciding this matter? A study has to be done to rectify this ambiguity," he added.

    Ong was responding to the statement by the Election Commission (EC) that it cannot hold local polls in the two PR governed state as it is bound by such laws as Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171).

    The Act 171, among other things, states that local government polls have effectively been abolished.

    However, the two governments can still bring up the matter with the National Council for Local Government (NCLG).

    According to Article 95A of the Federal Constitution, any changes made to laws governing local government must first be approved by the NCLG.

    What was undone can be revived

    Meanwhile, Penang has urged the federal government to review the decision by the EC and also to amend the law to allow the state to conduct local elections.

    Penang state executive councillor for local government and traffic management Chow Kon Yeow (right) said the letter by EC dated March 23 to the state government in response to its request to restore local government elections had been a "great disappointment".

    "It is under the Federal Constitution of Section 113 and Section 114 that the EC is responsible to conduct elections," he said in a statement to the media yesterday.

    Chow said that although elections are regulated by the EC, as long as it is under the responsibility of the federal government, the political will for the return of local elections must come from the latter.

    "Indeed, while conducting local government elections may be the state government's agenda, it is the prerogative of the federal government and EC to ensure that the election can be held," added Chow who is DAP MP for Padang Kota, Penang.

    However, Kedah Gerakan Youth chief Tan Kheng Liang strongly condemned the harsh criticism hurled by several PR leaders at the EC decision.

    "PR leaders must learn that decisions by the EC or any other federal or state authority are bound by the laws of our country," he said in a press statement.

    "Thus, the criticism by PR that the EC is not independent in this issue clearly lacks substance," he added.

  4. Looks like Tan Keng Liang is crying "wolf....wolf....wolf" again

  5. Ktemoc,
    I am not sure who is the person you are referring as the "cry wolf boy".
    It could be Tan Keng Liang of Gerakan or some other people. I am not sure.
    But what I am sure is Pakatan Rakyat failed to fulfill their promise to hold local council elections. 2 years already past. How long more they want to cheat the people?
    Maybe the "cry wolf boy" is Lim Guan Eng. No one will believe DAP is they keep on blaming Najib, EC, BN, etc for stoping them holding local council election or fulfill their other promises.
    From what I see, PR broke promises and now just finding excuses to calm the people.
    Malaysian are not stupid anymore!!!

  6. and yes, Malaysian are not stupid to belief "cry wolf boy"......more likely to be Lim Guan Eng and geng.
    We can also include Anwar.
    Too many times and all people in Penang already tired of all bullshit from PR.
    PR still behaving like opposition....they are the government in Penang now and need to work....not complaining everyday.

  7. Local council elections
    The Federal Government runs away
    Citing the Local Government Act as an excuse
    In the back lane polishing 1Malaysia slogan

    The Bee Anne coalition partners
    Crying of power lost and incentives
    These leaders dare not flow with 1Malaysia
    So the black knight can shout all he wants

    PR must explore ways
    Implement it at state level
    Divide into zones and call for votes
    Then appoint the successful candidates

    When the enthusiasm is high
    The PR government shouldn't let go
    Give the voters what they want
    The people elect, PR formalise it

    The boy who cries wolf
    The Bee Anne hopes to intimidate
    About false alarm and wasting time
    Now the cracking walls...........

    Now they say about laws
    In Perak the laws never apply
    Even the judges missed the point
    On the State constitution

    Local elections
    Invite the NGOs to conduct
    With the associations and clubs
    They represent a cross section

    Of their memberships
    Coming from various backgrounds
    Of working experiences and knowledge
    Here a ready pool of local councillors

  8. Anonymous,
    Can you start by stating your name clearly because by being anonymous for a long period of time shows that you are lack of credibility, righto?
    Second, I don't have high regards for Tan Keng Liang because till to-date, he doesn't allow other people to comment in that CCB Tan Keng Liang's blog. At least, Khir Toyo did allow commenting.
    No wonder Lee Kuan Yew rubbishes armchair critics. If you one it make yourself known your views, show your face, stand by it. That means you are prepared to go to court over it. You know LGE has gone to jail because of his stand over the underaged girl issue.

    Regardsless of whatever misgivng you have on LGE or Pakatan Rakyat, they have stood their ground thick & thin. And you? And Tan Keng Liang?

    Lets move on from issue on Tan Keng Liang. There are better people to zap. Who is Tan Keng Liang? Not even an Adun? Can't even dictate Gerakan's policy? Worst still don't even allow people to place comment
    A person who refuses to make his stand in the public is a person with no credibility

    P.S : By the way, I whack Ktemoc too but at least he's a man (with the extra leg).....So be a man.....Sorry for ladies, Be like Margaret Tharacher ("Lady's not for turning" while facing wrath over the unpopular Poll Tax. Of course, she resigned & then only Poll Tax. And Najib.....Is it Rosmah running the show?

  9. Who is Tan Keng Liang? Not even an appointed local councilman in Kedah! I bet he's just a coffeeboy who is yelled and cursed at by the Kedah Gerakan bigshots when he is slow in bringing them their coffee. And of course he sweeps up the floor after those bigshots left.

    Let him say what he wants because his words carry no weight. The janitor in the Kedah State Assembly toilet is more important than him. So why should we be bothered over that pitiful wretch?

  10. looks like Tan keng liang have nailed pakatan rakyat supporters in their heart. The pain is so great now that .......they all shout in pain.
    Well done Gerakan!!! Malaysian need you to expose the true colors of pakatan rakyat shameless leaders (who are good in making promises and breaking them too)!

  11. btw I sense that the name Tan Keng Liang of gerakan is nowadays sending "shivers down the spine" of pakatan rakyat supporters like loose74.
    It is so painful to know that most Pakatan Rakyat, DAP, PKR, PAS leaders are liars (although some are honest but very few only).
    mmm.....must be so sad to support PR liars.....

  12. "Nobody belives someone who keeps giving bullsh*t promises.......!"
    That I am referring to PR leaders like Lim guan eng, anwar, lim kit siang, etc.

  13. Desmond Khoo from Kulim6:04 pm, March 25, 2010

    let us be fair to Tan Keng Liang. I think he is serving the people quite well by acting as a check & balance to Pakatan Rakyat's state government.
    We cannot deny that Pakatan had made a lot of promises but a lot of it had not been fulfilled and ignored.
    Most of the things that Tan criticize Pakatan is quite true. We can't deny that Pakatan, especially PAS had behaved like they are not going to have local council elections in states of Kedah & Kelantan. As someone from Kedah, Tan certainly made a good point against PAS there.

    Can you imagine if Tan is not around and everyone just keep quite about the local council elections? Pakatan will sure not implement it. The losing side is the people.
    Tan Keng Liang & Gerakan(including others in BN)is the check & balance for Pakatan. While Pakatan is the check & balance for BN.
    That I think is a good system.

  14. cannot blame the EC. the cunning and calculative LGE have already forseen this would be the outcome. so he just "borrow arrows/sword to wipe out enemies", that's all. he knows EC will make a PC about this, so he pushed all the blames to EC and sit down to enjoy the show. local election no doubt will do him no good given his popularity diminishing these years with his infamous "insufficient engineer" and "kampung buah pala eviction". last time i used to believe he's sincere, honest and principled leader. once become a leader, he totally forgot his grassroot, just like his pap counterpart.