Saturday 31 January 2009

Cakap Cakap

I have just seen a very disturbing video on YouTube "Kugan Death Body at Serdang Hospital". I am not familiar with the facts but from what I gather this is another case of death while under Police custody..accidental or otherwise. From what I see, beyond parties or individuals making capital out of a tragic situation, I see an Indian Family grieving in a manner as only the Indians can (no disrespect meant here), for a loved one that is gone. If our country leaders do not grieve for this Family then we must. We should also take cognizance of the fact that his wounded and bloodied body is the result of our apathy and continued tolerance of a PDRM that considers itself a law upon itself.
 The use of force within PDRM is now "standard procedure". Suspects are subject to brutal beatings and serious assaults following their arrest or detention. Kugan Ananthan is collateral damage - only 22 and an Indian (that's two strikes against him) who was arrested for investigation into car thefts and armed robbery and so deserves to be bludgeon to death. Standard procedure.

Whatever his family lawyer N. Surendren have said in his lawyer's lingo that Kugan was never brought to court to be charged, was never convicted and did not have a criminal record is just's talk. If we are able to label PDRM action as Police brutality then by the same token let us at least admit that Kugan was no Boy Scout but that was no reason for PDRM to bludgeon him to death.

Nothing Racial about the situation? I submit that this is a situation where Malay Mata Mata (it's more polite then to call them Babi!!) bludgeon an Indian kid to death because they can and thought they could get away with it. These are probably the same Malay Mata Mata who go to Friday Prayers, Pray five times a day, observe Ramadan religiously and partake in the taking of bribes daily and seriously.   

Now standard procedure number two kicks in. PM will insists that there will be no cover-up. Najib will enthusiastically endorsed this (what else can he do ??). This is the same Najib whose UTK bodyguard is now on trial for the murder of  Altantuya who Najib insists "Saya tidak sama sekali mengenali atau berjumpa dengan wanita mongola berkenaan". ...quite similar to that Clinton guy insisting "I did not have sexual relations with woman". Will Najib be outed? Yes he will...time will reveal everything. It is a babbler and speaks even when  not asked. If he does become PM then he will buy time...enough time for him and his cohorts to burn and plunder our Nation...but even he understands that he must plunder first and then burn...and he will be long gone when our country burns.

The AG? Well he is in a damm if he does, damm if he does not situation. He goes after the Police he opens a can of worms and if he does not he will be the whipping boy of the Opposition and the Rakyat. If we make our voices loud enough the Politicians will see him as a liability and out he goes. Ag's are a dime a dozen. So have pity on that poor guy while he waits for his political masters to decide what to do.


Thursday 22 January 2009

A Priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The Priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthy slid his hand up her leg. The Nun said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?" The Priest removed his hand. But, changing gears he let his hand slide up her leg again. The Nun once again said. "Father, remember Psalm 129?". The priest apologized"Sorry Sister but the flesh is weak." Arriving at the convent the Nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church the Priest rushed up to look up Psalm 129. It said, "Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."

Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Go down to the fish market and look into the crab barrel. They never have to put a lid on it because if one crab starts to crawl out, the others will grab on to him and pull him down. That's what negative peer pressure does.

The time to make friend is before you need them.

Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

Remember that when you are standing on the edge of the cliff, the best way to make progress is to back up.

Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Forgiveness does not mean forgetting or condoning offences or reconciling with the means giving up the right to be angry. Shifting rigid personal "rules" for how people should behave to "preferences" and accepting that no adult can control another. Moving from blame to understanding ....and then moving on.

You have to stay in shape. My mother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She is 97 now and we have no idea where she is.

The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.

Do not walk behind me for I might not lead. Do not walk ahead of me for I might now follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just leave me the hell alone.

Do not follow my footsteps.  I walk into walls.

It is always darkest before dawn. So if you are going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that the time to do it.

We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.

Sometimes the only thing I can change is myself...but sometimes that makes all the difference.

If the enemy is in range, so are you.

Regardless if there is such a thing as a heaven or a hell it is preferable to do good deeds.

When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.

Speak the truth, then leave quickly.

No matter how far you have gone down the wrong road, turn back.

Profit is profit. Even in Mecca.

Dear God: You do such wonderful things for complete strangers: why not me?

Anybody can become angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way...that is not within everybody's power. That is not easy. 

When you realize that you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

In disagreement with love ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

He is not a complete idiot...some parts are missing.

It is far more impressive when someone discovers your good qualities without your help.

Some people think that Golf is a matter of life or death. But it's far more important than that.

I still have my feet on the ground. I just wear better shoes.

Stupid people do not know they are you cannot do anything about it.

Some day I want to be rich. You hear all those stories about the rich living in ivory towers surrounded by servants, living a decadent lifestyle and being so isolated from their fellow human beings that they lose all respect for humanity? Well that's how rich I want to be !!! 

Tuesday 20 January 2009

Irish Medical Terminology for the Layman

artery - the study of fine painting
barium - what you do when the patient dies
benign - what you are after you are eight
cesarean section - a district in Rome
congenital - friendly
dilate - live longer
fester - quicker
medical staff - a doctor's cane
minor operation - a coal digger
morbid - a higher offer
nitrate - lower than the day rate
organic - church musician
out-patient - a person who has fainted
post-operative - a letter carrier
protein - in favor of young people
tablet - a small table
tumor - an extra pair
urine - opposite of you are out
varicose veins - veins very close together

A man ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education and social ties. No social basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein

Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet them again on your way down.

Some men see things as they are and say "Why?" I dream of things that never were and say "Why not?". 

"I know my sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones....: Lauren age 5.... the innocence  of the very young.

God is on everyone's side...but in the final analysis HE is on the side with plenty of money and large armies. 

Najib Razak

How this guy is going to shake of the excesses of his wife and himself from the time they knew each other (while married to other people) until he became a serious PM contender is something I will watch with anticipation and trepidation (not for me but for him). It will take a monumental effort to contain their goings on - sexual and financials. Can you imagine the amount of money that would be required to keep everybody quite? What contracts, projects, tenders have to be kautim in order to contain these possible exposures - anyone of which , if they become public knowledge, will mean no more Sri Perdana? The mind boggles...and that is why Mahyuddin (the Man who would be King) is cool and waiting in the wings. For me Najib is just a temporary blip in Mahyuddins journey to Sri Perdana. Najib will be so tied up covering his sordid past that he will not have time to Govern... he will not go past a year or two at the most.


20th January 2009

Pak Lah

Pak Lah

In 2004 you had Malaysia in the palm of your hand. You had the mandate to do what you will and the people would have been there with you. You could have done without Samy Velu, Rafidah to name a few, within your Cabinet. You could have come down hard on corruption in UMNO and in every Government Department and the people would have been there for you. You could have reformed the Judiciary, insisted that all your Ministers declare their worth etc etc all that you say you want to do now before your March voluntary termination as PM you could have done many times over in the time since 2004 BUT you did not. Now it is too late. Too late for UMNO, too late for you. You are a decent man who meant well but possibly our expectations of you were too high. In the end we realized that you are like us - like Mahathir - where our personal and Family greed invariably required us to "close one eye" when plundering of our Nation's wealth  was done by our Family and Friends. Amen.
A sad old man. Tun your time is over. You should really be in a retirement home by now. Are we an ungrateful lot that has forgotten your contributions to the Nation? No we have not. When all is said and done you and your Family, your Friends have been well rewarded financially for the services you have rendered to the Nation. Some will say too well rewarded, but who are we to say, that is how the cookies crumbles. You have made mistakes and you have to live with the mistakes you made.It pains me to see you know - a pathetic and at times articulate old man being used by others for their own gains. Tun we understand your worry that UMNO and Barisan glory days are gone (there are some among us who are grateful that it is so !!!) that your legacies are being ravaged and left adrift (Proton, Putrajaya etc ) that the crooked bridge project have been cancelled AFTER money has been paid by u know who to u know who...but in spite or should I say despite all this, our affection for you remains. Live what is left of your life without too rancor or hate for those that now control UMNO - it is their time and they will reap what they sow (Pak Lah will leave in March barring any miracles happening). It is far better that you retire with grace and tell yourself "I have done my best"....though there will be some amongst us that will insists that your best was not good enough. Your work is done. 

20th January 2009.

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Age does not always bring wisdom.
Sometimes age comes alone...I do not really know where I stand on that one. Maybe, just maybe in my old age that does not matter much