Thursday, March 06, 2014

Local spirits at bridge angry?

Malay Mail Online - Man in suicide bid at new Penang Bridge

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — A man today jumped off the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge today, in an apparent suicide bid just days after the Second Penang bridge was opened to the public on the weekend. […]

... the man leapt from the bridge around 2 pm but survived the plunge and was rescued by Marine Police.

He is now being treated at Penang Hospital. The newspaper earlier described him as a son of a deputy minister, but has since amended this to nephew.

Our orang tua would say the local spirits must be claiming (or in this particular case, attempting to claim) human lives in revenge for the puny mortals being impertinent enough to kacau their traditional abodes.

In some ways, humans are no different to those supernatural beings because we saw during the recent naming of the bridge that our toxic politics required sacrifices be made of reason, respect and basic decency.

Anyway, in days gone by, 'twas said that human sacrifices were covertly made prior to any start to new major constructions to appease local spirits. The creepy ritual involving human sacrifice was particularly mentioned for new bridges to be erected. If no sacrifice was made, apparently the local spirits would then claim human lives and frighteningly, in a continuous fashion.

Our orang tua said that even the Mat Salleh colonial officers kept one-eye closed to such local occult practice, provided of course no Mat Salleh was the sacrificial kambing.

I'm thinking of offering looes74 for sembelih in the next major Malaysian construction like the Penang undersea tunnel, wakakaka.

don't worry looes matey, this is only required of you
but I can't guarantee there's no croc down there



  1. LoL .... Air yang tenang jangan sangka tidak ada buaya Looes. Just in case, you should wear sackcloth and ashes and pray a python would swallow the crocodile when you are in that river in the picture. I will get my camera ready. It would be a good photo-opportunity politics which I can use later. Wakakaka - hasan

  2. Teresa Kok, the sassy MP would tell you the bible story.......(Kaytee got bad memories being harangued by his catholic kindergarden teacher, Ms Peggy.......Hahahahaha!)

    “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[c] from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

    Apa macam, kaytee.......Hahahahaha! Oh, now I know perhaps why you may need even like Paul Keating? He is a catholic. Wait a minute, Tony Abbott is catholic too......Hahahahaha!

  3. I drove on the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge a couple of days ago.

    I had the same feeling I get when I'm in deep jungle - that its a wild place, and humans are just intruders in the place.
    "Something" is making us feel unwelcome there, though it is open sea all around, and you can't see anything unusual.

    I won't be surprised if there are more suicides on the new bridge.

    Undersea Tunnel - a claustrophobic hole in the ground - that would be really scary. Why would I want to pay money to enter such a place ?

    1. I use the Sydney undersea tunnel every day - no problem. Hongkies use same tunnels as well, thousands of times each day - no problem