Oct 22, 2007

Wise man says,only fools don't follow

Wise man says,only fools rush in.
Remember this Elvis Presley song?
During the sixties when English was the medium of teachings,it was of Cambridge standard.A Form 5 certificate would have placed you in good deed to find a good job.

From the seventies onwards,our smart alecs in the government started to change the education system for the sake of ketuanan Melayu.It was a rushed implementation without serious due consideration for the future of this country.Or should I say,they do not have the foresight of our neighbour Singapore.

Look at the differences of these two countries.
One is already a developed country while the other is struggling to be one.
Why is this so?

To paraphrase what Lee Kuan Yew said,"If Singapore has used any of the indigenous language ie.Malay,Chinese or Indian as a medium of teaching,Singapore will not be what it is today.It was English that made Singapore home to the world."
And to further quote,"There is nothing that we can do,which given time that they cannot do.So we must always move one step ahead."
Now isn't that a good foresight of a great leader who think and guide the country to greater heights?

Instead of following his good leadership,we are full of animosities.Remember we used to 'bash' Singapore over minor issues. Our idiotic politicians do not know that we need good neighbours to prosper together.

Now we are talking of changing the teaching of Science and Maths in English.And look at the mess our education system is in.We have the Vision School,Smart School and what nots.

For the sake of our childrens' education,I strongly urge the Education Ministry not to rush anymore implementations and do follow some tried and tested systems of other countries.

Many of you might not realize it,the world is already laughing at us.
Please wake-up as globalisation waits for no one.

Oct 9, 2007

Law my arse!Justice my foot!

My usual morning starts with a copy of Star paper over a cuppa of coffee.
Today's paper sort of brighten my day.Russian spaceship preparing to launch our first Angkasawan and heart transplant patient Tee Hui Yi showing signs of recovery on the front page.
What good news!

As most of my friends said, seldom do we have many good news.Sure enough,on page 3 it was reported that some joggers managed to save a battered and sexually molested woman from death.
Sigh,another figure to add to our increasingly crime rate record.
On the same page,it was reported that Bangladeshis took their employment plight by hiring 27 buses from Batu Pahat to KL.
Another foreign workers problem.

It is being said that if you throw a stone, the chances of it hitting a foreigner is higher than a local.
Don't believe?Take a look at KL city and you will see lots of foreign workers hanging around.You can see Indonesians,Bangladeshis,Nepalese,Myanmar,Vietnamese,Chinese,Middle Easterners and lately many Africans.Wow! That makes Malaysia truly Asia and macam-macam pun ada diMalaysia.
This potpourri of foreigners is waiting to be out of control.What measures has the government done to control the situation?
It is a well known fact that a majority of illegal foreigners even managed to have Mykad.God knows how they managed to get it.

On page 28 in today's Star paper it was reported that a Malay carpenter who is an Umno deputy chairman in Kg.Chempedak killed an African over a black money scam and he was fined RM2000!
Whoa! African life is so cheap!How much fine for a Malay life,Chinese life or Indian life?There is no jail sentence and his lawyer has the audacity to plead for leniency for his client to turn over a new lease of life.Of course he will get a new lease of life,after all killing is so cheap.
The fact that this carpenter is involved in the black money scam is equally guilty.
You see,it is who you are that makes the difference.
Part of Lingamgate legacy?

Tell you a real life story.
I was having supper with my family in a coffee shop one night when the MPSJ officers came. Two of them approached the owner while another was taking photos outside the shop.
Later the owner told me that he was issued 2 summons-one for placing tables and chairs outside and the other for being dirty and no matter how,they will find fault with you.
The irony of this all was that,just behind this shop was a Malay restaurant which places more tables and chairs than the Chinese owner.
Most probably you would have guessed the answer.No action and summons.
You see,it is who you are that makes the difference.

You know why KL is always jam?
Take a drive to Jalan Cheng Lok near Dayabumi,Jalan Tun Perak near Maybank and Puduraya and you will see many buses parking along the road as if the road belongs to them.
Many do not give a damn to the police and summonses.

By now many of us must have given up on following the Altantuya murder case.Who won't ?
The trial is already being so diluted that we do not who is right or wrong , good or bad and who to believe and trust.
Ang Lee should be able to make this a blockbuster film!

Tomorrow,our first Angkasawan will be launched in space.
Will I feel proud?I try to.Looking at all the happenings in Bolehland,there is hardly any space in my heart for pride.

Oct 8, 2007

Unite or sink together !

Many of us are really touched by the news of heart transplant patient Tee Hui Yi which is made possible through the consent of the parents of a Malay boy who died in an accident.My condolences and salutations to the boy's family for this noble deed.
Two years ago Muhammad Fikri Nor Azmi had a heart transplant through the donation of a Chinese boy.

These two acts have indeed transcend all races and religion.And it makes one wonder whether it is not possible to have a truly Malaysian race?What makes it so difficult?
My answer is,politics.

During the Gerakan general assembly.it was proposed that all 14 BN component parties be merged to formed a single party.The politicians of power to be all already against the proposal.
Our PM even mentioned that it brings no benefits !

Hello there Mr.Politicians,don't you realize that a truly united country can make us a withstand the threats of globalization and a truly peaceful country can bring happiness and prosperity to the people.

It is difficult but it has to start somewhere .Please do not shoot it down without being given serious thoughts.

The economic pie of the country as we all know is not being fairly distributed. The pie is shrinking and if there is no expansion of the pie,chaos will prevail.Can all the races then unite together to topple the government or will there be bloodshed ?

Lets look at sporting event in relations to unity.
During the Japan Badminton Open,Lee Chong Wei who won the single event,immediately hugged his coach,Misbun Sidek.It was touching as it showed us that we can be one race,that is,being Malaysian.

In any news,big or small,good or bad,the media plays a major role in bringing the news to the people.Wouldn't it be wonderful,if all the newspaper in the country published the picture of Lee Chong Wei hugging Misbun front page?Wouldn't we all feel proud if being Malaysian?
The political arena is a diversity of challenges.How we challenge these issues depends on the politicians.

Can our future generations depend on the politicians?

Oct 6, 2007

New blogger on the blog

Hi, I am a new blogger on the blog.
I have been reading blogs for quite a while and it really interest me on the ability to share information from so many people.There are many info that we can read from Malaysia Today that are not published.I am an avid reader of Malaysia Today and the comments from the bloggers can really push your BP up!
As a new blogger I really do not know where to start and what subjects to focus on. Can someone guide me?
I have the following few in mind:

Politics:This subject certainly creates a lot of interest among the bloggers.Looking at the comments from the bloggers in Malaysia Today,the picture of this country is very murky.
Are we really going backward and is the country going to the dog?
As I am understand, once your are a Social Blogger(SOPO),your name and identity will be recorded in Bukit Aman.Is this true?
Why threaten the bloggers when we are righting the wrongs from the sinners?
Where is the freedom to express one's views?

Humour: The world is bleeding so much I doubt people know how to smile anymore.
Iraq is bleeding.Burma is bleeding.Many third world countries are bleeding.And Malaysia is bleeding too!
I might like to source as humour as possible jokes and pictures for everyone to have a good day to start with.

Food and travel: There are already many websites on this and I am no gourmet specialist which makes me difficult to write.

Unity:We are being divided by the Umnoputras(oh boy, I am already into politics) and I thought it might be good for me to bring the people together for a harmonious Malaysia.Many countries have shown us how civil wars have destroyed them and how the people have suffered.Do we want to join them?Can't we live together peacefully without the evil influence of politics?

I have a problem though.
I am not IT savvy.Can someone guide as to how to upload pictures from the newspaper,magazines or internet?

In the meantime,bye bye and looking forward for your guidance.