Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi has hit the jack pot ... of shit ... when he opined that there are more reports of statutory rapes among Malays ONLY because, as have been interpreted, the nons are more tolerant of bonking young sweeties or bonking among young kids, take your pick.
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Note that I described him making that statement as 'opined', meaning he didn't and doesn't have any credible studies to back his idiotic and very racist statement.
Ambiga Sreenevasan could only respond to Wan Junaidi's moronic statement with these three simple but very telling words, "I am speechless".
You wonder why he would make such a birdbrained
Two reasons: one, as an UMNO minister he didn't have a clue on how to answer an embarrassing question and thus to avoid his embarrassment at Malay incidents of statutory rapes comprising 80% of such cases in 2012, he tembak kau kau - shot off from his hips which naturally resulted in him shooting his own foot; two, he is prejudiced, and must have been in order to make such a racist comment without any credible research to back his words.
Many Americans and indeed generally westerners do have their prejudice as well, which brings us to MH370.
Both MH370 pilots fit the criteria that westerners have feared since 9/11, namely, being Muslims and flying big airline aeroplanes.
|Truly missed, truly Malaysian|
Thus there is this insistent persistent consistent push to put the two pilots nicely in a square little box that Miss Pandora opened eons ago, and then lock the two gremlins up. Mystery of missing B777 thus solved! 'Twas those Muslim pilots!
Everyone and no doubt Boeing will heave a big sigh of relief.
So much so that there has been much ado about the four words that MH copilot Fariq Abdul Hamid last said, to wit, "All right, good night".
The four words have been dissected, bisected, inspected and analysed in their numerous permutations with such discerning, detailed and demanding fashion that would have turned the staff at the Oxford Dictionary Department green with envy.
Were they (the words) indicative of 'goodbye' or 'good riddance'?
Or worse, could they be 'All night, goodbye', a portent of what was about to happen next?
As many airline pilots would have told you easily, such greetings, salutations, compliments, sign off such as "Good morning", "Good night", "Good day", etc, are normal exchanges between them and ATC controllers.
Mind you, some military fighter pilots frown on such non-standard casual ta-ta in the way that Fariq had signed off with KL Air Traffic Control, and would sneer at the 'non professionalism' of such non-standard R/T (radio telecommunication).
But then, military fighter pilots are known to be an unsocial bunch, made so in some ways by others shunning them such as air traffic controllers (whenever possible) and even their own military counterparts in Transport, Maritime and Helicopter forces.
The latter would sneer at the so-called air force elite, where it's said that in Singapore they are paid more than those in the transport, maritime and helicopter units, while in other air forces as well they would be the ones likely to be promoted to become the air force No: 1.
Hmmm, perhaps there's an element of jealousy in the 'shunning' of the fighter mob, wakakaka.
My uncle told me that years ago, the RMAF fighter pilots were jokingly (and sneeringly) referred to, but in a derogatory way, by their transport and helicopter mates as the '7-Up Gang' who flew lil' machines with 'constant speed and variable noise', wakakaka.
Anyway, back to the "All right, good night", the point is if we want to read something into those four words by Fariq, without the necessity of resorting to the Bomoh's Manual for reading tea leaves or coffee dregs or the offal of kambing tersembelih, then we could say that Fariq said those words because it was 'eight bells and all's well' (everything okay) on board MH370 at that time - and without attempting to link those words to the precise moment (before or after) when the transponder and respectively the ACARS went off.
In fact, just in from TMI, an article titled Could MH370 have flown on autopilot after pilots passed out? is now saying what I had earlier said in:
(a) Where is MH370, or where MH370 is?
(b) Futher thoughts on MH370
Look, Fariq was preparing to marry his sweetheart in the way Teoh Beng Hock was too, so how could such people with happy plans be thinking of committing suicide?
But alas for Fariq, he's a Muslim and worse, also a pilot who attends mosque prayers regularly. OTOH, attending church services regularly is good and an indication of one's fine character, but regular mosque attendance ... hmmm? And some Americans might not have comforting thoughts about those criteria and behaviour. Besides, there hasn't been any other cause or clues to suggest differently to what their prejudice have been shouting out aloud.
Yessir, there have been snide insinuations too about Azaharie Ahmad Shah, the captain of MH370, and his home-made flight simulator with software for runway approaches at several airports in India and also Diego Garcia, the latter a British possession in the South Indian Ocean but in reality an American strategic air force base - do you know what's available at a USAF strategic base?
Then there's the attempt to link him with a humongous radical revolutionary revengeful disappointment over Anwar Ibrahim's recent conviction for sodomy. A la wag the dog?
Be that as it may, shall we then assume that Azaharie was prescient (could see into the future) and foresaw way way back months or even years ago about the recent (2014) conviction of Anwar Ibrahim and also his own associated disappointment, thus motivating him to build the flight simulator and buy those (probably US-made) software on runway approaches around the Indian Ocean, in anticipation of Anwar's trial and conviction, and of course also in anticipation of his own hijacking cum terrorism deviation?
Based on the above myth or now urban legend about Azaharie I might even dare bet he can now be found at the USAF Diego Garcia airport, probably distributing PKR leaflets to vote for Dr Wan Azizah.
|USAF base at Diego Garcia|
But sadly, Dr Wan Azizah has been a disappointing relative to Azaharie. According to a Malaysiakini report, Dr Wan Azizah has recently lied to disown Azaharie so as to distance Anwar Ibrahim from poor him - how heart broken would Azaharie be if he returns safely home to read about Dr Wan Azizah's betrayal of their relationship.
Azaharie has been a man who has led a happy life, playing around with his man's toys like aircraft models and the flight simulator, and making happy YouTube videos on how to repair aircon etc - he obviously had enjoyed doing all what he has done, making him one who is blessed with a joie de vivre (cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit).
He has been a granddad but one who also enjoys politics in a passionate way, and an ardent follower of Anwar Ibrahim. He's liked and respected by his friends, including Indians and Chinese.
|with best friend Peter Chong (gasp, a Chinese?)|
Why would a person like him want to do something silly and radical like committing suicide or hijacking a MAS aircraft? If anything, I'm convinced he wants to campaign even harder and dedicatedly for Anwar Ibrahim, where there's still so much to be done.
Well, as I had said for Fariq, I'll say the same for Azaharie - he too is a Muslim and worse, another pilot flying a big airline aircraft - and some westerners especially Americans might not have comforting thoughts about him possessing these criteria.
When in defensive or clueless mode as our remarkable Deputy Home Minister had been, it's all too easy to manifest one's prejudice into some biased comments, without any substantial evidence to back up those comments a la wagging the dog.