Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Kampung jaguh's, global jesters

The following have been a mere 2 examples of Malaysia’s f*-up fumbling in the international arena, where its Boleh-ness had been laughed at and disdainfully dismissed:

(1) Our Pasar Malam-ish stand at the World Expo in Shanghai – see Malaysiakini’s M'sia puts in 'pasar malam' effort at World Expo.

It didn't even have a Mandarin speaking Malaysian on duty there when it's known that the majority of visitors would be Mandarin speaking Chinese.

I can tell you there are at least 50 Melayu Malaysians who would be fluent in Mandarin, so if the Tourism Ministry doesn't want to use Chinese (Mandarin speaking) Malaysians, then they should have recruited Mandarin speaking Malays.

And the b* joke doesn’t stop there. Now Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia is no doubt deciding how to avoid a motion to refer Tourism Minister Ng Yen Yen to the Rights and Privileges Committee for allegedly misleading the House over the cost of the Malaysian pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. It was RM35 million but she said it was only RM20 million. Maybe she couldn't count?

(2) Losing Pulau Batu Puteh to Singapore, where Free Malaysia Today published a damning indictment on the Malaysian legal team at the World Court, where they were ill prepared, had brazenly and shamelessly attempted to mislead the World Court and thus were made mincemeat by the Singapore legal team – read FMT’s Pulau Batu Puteh - a tale of miscalculated strategy.

Those clowns in the Tourism and Foreign Minsitries have been a national disgrace. They may be jaguh's in our kampungs but outside in the open world, they have been nothing more than jokers, clowns, jesters.


  1. Friends who have visited said the Pavilion was beautiful.
    There were lots of interest shown by tourists on Malaysia.
    Infact, it seems there were long queues of people wanting to visit.
    About the Mandarin translator, I think it was an oversight.
    Our Tourism people think everybody can speak English.
    Nothing to do with searching for a Malay who can speak Mandarin.
    About Ng Yen Yen, it just shows her ignorance. Not that she intends to lie.
    She had a jolly time there at the opening of the Pavilion.
    Its common for our Ministers not to know things. As though you don't know this.
    Yesterday Malacca CM who had toured the Pavilion suggested our millionaire entrepreneus like Ananda, Nazir CIMB, YTL, Genting Group etc cough out the expenditure erecting the Pavilion.
    He said if all the corporate bodies sponsor the Pavilion, the Governent will not spend anything.
    Good idea.

  2. yes, they dun have to spend anything there BUT here got many white elephants ...ask niamah PT !

  3. Worldbank data just out.
    Malaysia is at position 89 for GNP per capita ranking.
    Around countries like Gabon, Mauritius.

    A bit better than Khazakstan, Panama

  4. For many years, I made the assumption that the future would be better compared to today.
    If not for me, at least for future generations.

    That is far from the case now.
    If Malaysia is governed the same way as it is now, it is almost guaranteed that Malaysia will be a significantly worse off country, poorer in economic and other human measurements.

    I'm not sure if PR is the answer, but I'm very sure another 10 years of BN/UMNO rule is NOT the answer.