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January 9, 2013

About the rape in India

Filed under: Citizenry, Forum, Government, Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — bananachinese @ 1:52 pm

Rama Sita

I read an interesting article on The New York Times Op-Ed “The Unspeakable Truth About Rape In India” and found an interesting comment from a reader about India.

Read and tell me about your reaction to below commentator.

Comment from: Cleanup from U.S.

“Crime like rapes etc are the result of lawlessness and political corruption in India. It is clear now, protests marches do not work as they are easily crushed the same way India’s Anti corruption movement was crushed.

The main curse of India is this- the country has been ruled by old, uneducated, inefficient, corrupt politicians who consider themselves lords and masters since the British left.

The opposition is the same.

The Prime Minister is educated but is unable to think outside the box.

Every project, every deal allows the politicians to collect huge cuts and the citizens end up with lousy deals, crumbling roads and infrastructure. Scam after scams are revealed only to be hushed up. Giving and taking kickbacks have been perfected to an art form and no one gets caught.

The politicians , public servants and their relatives are some of the richest in the world. It’s time the world comes to know the truth and hopefully these politicians would feel some shame for what is happening to this land of a billion plus people.

India needs massive doses of new blood,-educated modern thinking to be injected into the government. Indians must encourage educated result oriented, people from the private sector to join politics. If not this cancer of corruption, lawlessness will destroy this country. India is now one of the the largest kleptocracies in the world.”

 

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April 27, 2011

Washing Yarn Temple

Filed under: Life, Malaysia, Repair — Tags: , , , , , — bananachinese @ 11:08 am

State plots against state
intrigues come thick and fast
but here at Washing Yarn Temple
Xi Shi offers us harmony
a pair of faces can beam
just from turning to glimpse her
while thousands of seasoned troops
ground their weapons and surrender
Fan Li achieved his greatness
by turning away from the world
while Wu Xu had to die
in order to wear down the government
the great river confers a name
upon a place like Zhuji
but this blue mountain has long been known
as a beautiful woman‘s birthplace.

June 3, 2008

Malaysiakini.com latest: Petrol can be $4/lt at market price

Its time for everybody to downgrade to a Kancil or a Honda cub now!

Store your big petrol guzzler car in the house – only use it to show off when you go to wedding/association/clan dinners/functions.

According to the latest in Malaysiakini.com:
“If petrol is to be sold at full market prices, it could be as high as almost RM4 a litre – about 100% above current levels.”

Aiya, Malaysiakini, say the bitter truth out loud la. It’ll be more than 100% above current levels! To me madden mind it’s above 100%. Period.

El cheapo me always go for the Ron 92 at $1.88 per litre. Sometimes the over enthusiastic petrol pump attendant select the Ron 97 for my 4 wheeler. At $1.92 per litre, that set me back at some $ compared with if I had got my hands first to the petrol pump nozzler. Multiply that for a month’s petrol expenses. One of my greatest regret: quick draw I ain’t, sadly.

I ain’t also happy with the government’s poor attempt to pacify the rakyat that this price rise is inevitable to keep up with the Joneses in the world. Of course, I know Malaysia’s petrol is among the cheapest. Oi! I read the international magazines and keep up with news, you know.

Use la rational thinking and logic when telling us about this bad news. Don’t think that the rakyat is so stupid and do not know that we’ve been enjoying the Great Petrol Subsidy (GPS) all this while. Tell us la how government intend to formulate policies to ensure GPS erosion/pull back will not deter our country’s competitiveness. Don’t la hide behind some stupid unthinking politicians whose greatest skills are to make primary school level emotional/nationalistic statements to make us feel that the great government has been doing rakyat the greatest favour all these years with the GPS.

Did you know that even the local nasi lemak makcik is questioning whose pockets received the subsidy that government has been paying to Petronas. Malaysia owns Petronas, yes? Strange logic indeed to the Kancil owning rakyat.

If you do not have any competent ministers/politicians who can tell like it is to the rakyat and satisfy their concerns, please contact me, I’d love to give you some good references.

Welcome to the real competitive world, Malaysians.

March 25, 2008

Goodbye, Malaysia mainstream media and newspapers

Dear Bernama and Mainstream Media (especially The Star),

I already ‘tahan’ your imbecile reporting on Perak, Kedah and Selangor. I cannot tahan anymore!!!

Your reporting on the Trengganu issue of Menteri Besar appointment is a demonstration of gross imbecility in action.

You have abandoned whatever little principles of journalism 101 taught you. You have not done homework to refer to the sources of law eg. the state laws. You have not spent energy to verify facts with more than 1 tired constitution expert. You blindly entitle your articles as “Constitutional Crisis”, when it is only a political impasse. You misled your readers.

Continue with your paparazzi style reporting and the rakyat will gladly cheer you on your spiraling descent into oblivion.

January 22, 2008

A response to Drama minggu ini dipersembahkan oleh MIC

Filed under: news, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 2:22 am

Found this response to the MIC drama.

Here it is.

Hehehe…

January 18, 2008

Eager beaver Anwar’s getting in line to Lingam’s inquiry

Filed under: Media, news, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 1:56 am

Mr. Velan, the lawyer for Anwar Ibrahim at the Royal Commission will be bringing 2 SECRET WITNESSES to counter Mahathir’s (I can’t remember. It’s my prerogative…) and Tengku Adnan’s (Lingam must be drunk…) statements. See Malaysiakini for more…

It’s understandable that Tengku Adnan would not admit outright but I still can’t comprehend how he could come out with such a shallow answer. He must be thinking the royal commission members are faux like him.

Anwar is also very eager to be called in asap as he has very important information.

This calls for a song and dance. OK everybody, join your hands together and sing the latest Malaysia ballad in unison. This ballad should have no problem reaching #1 in the popular category. Lyrics here. Music is up to you to make up yourself.

December 25, 2007

On the day before Christmas, BN gave to me…

Filed under: Citizenry, Government, Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — bananachinese @ 2:00 pm

Please advise me, my dear Malay friends out there – will this branding of words like ‘Allah’ for exclusive use by Malaysian Malays by the BN government do wonders to cement the Malay faith in Islam?

Despite whatever put me downs, I still wanna believe in Peace and love for 2008.

Can we tell our ‘leaders’ to move away from just ‘tolerating’ each other. I accept and do not ‘tolerate’ my fellow Malaysians and I cringe in horror everytime our BN leaders use the word loudly and proudly. Do you know that at the other end of ‘tolerate’ is ‘persecute’? If BN is our moral guardians, then they are doing shit after 50 years eg: our property can be stolen, no reaction to complaints of misappropriation by orang dalam, law is made a fool of, etc.

Here’s something from Malaysiakini below for you to ponder upon. Let us pray for God’s continual guidance for all Rakyat Malaysia to live in wisdom and to demonstrate plenty of loving kindness for each and everyone of different religious denominations and spiritual needs.

Sabah church sues PM over book ban

Soon Li Tsin | Dec 24, 07 4:46pm

A Sabah church has sued the government and Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in his capacity as internal security minister for not allowing the import of Christian literature from Indonesia containing the word ‘Allah’.

Sabah Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) Church president Pastor Jerry Dusing filed the suit on behalf of the church at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Dec 10 after six titles for their Sunday school education for children were banned from being imported.

The church is also asking the court to compel the minister to return the consignment of materials that were ‘unlawfully detained’ by customs officers at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal on Aug 15.

According to letters from the ministry, the books were banned because the Bahasa Indonesia publications contained various words that are exclusive only to Islam.

The words in contention are ‘Allah’ (God), ‘Baitullah’ (House of God), ‘Solat’ (prayer) and ‘Kaabah’ (The Sacred House).

The letters state that the ministry is allowed to stop any propagation of religious doctrine or belief to Muslims in accordance with Article 11(4) of the Federal Constitution allowing certain words to be restricted and prohibited from use.

The ministry explained that the prohibition was due to the uneasiness felt in the community during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the issue has become sensitive and been classified as a security issue.

It also stated further that the publications can raise confusion and controversy in the Malaysian society.

Dursing’s affidavit rebuts several of these points including the use of Alkitab – the Bahasa Indonesia translation of the Holy Bible – where the word ‘Allah’ appears.

“The Christian usage of ‘Allah’ predates Islam. ‘Allah’ is the name of God in the old and the modern Arabic Bible.

“The Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia translations of the Holy Bible have been used by Christian native peoples in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak for generations,” it stated.

Educational purpose

He also noted that the publications was for educational purposes within the church and was not for sale or distribution outside the church.

“The publications will not be made available to members of the public and in particular to a person professing the religion of Islam.

“The publications contain nothing which is likely to cause public alarm or which touches on the sensitivities of Islam,” the affidavit read.

A range of constitutional provision were also raised by the applicants. The hearing for the application for leave in the Kuala Lumpur High Court is scheduled to take place on Dec 27.

The controversy over the use of ‘Allah’ in non-Islam publications recently surfaced when Herald – the largest Catholic newspaper – was facing problems when renewing its annual publishing permit because of the word ‘Allah’ was used in referring to ‘God’ in its Bahasa Malaysia section.

The ministry has told the publisher to remove the entire Bahasa Malaysia section or the permit will not be renewed when it expires next week.

Asked for an explanation on the matter, Deputy Internal Security Minister Johari Baharum said the word ‘Allah’ can only be used in the context of Islam and not any other religion.

The Herald, which is published in four languages – English, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil – has a circulation of 12,000.

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