Friday, June 26, 2009
People are quite happy complaining about this and that, and the latest today, because of some Malaysians (3 to be exact!), the rest of us are told that Indonesia has had enough! They will ban their women from coming here as maids!
I say good riddance to bad rubbish!
PLEASE, my readers! (if there are still anymore out there!) Don't you know of one person who had experience his or her maid running away? And how about that? I say, Malaysia should ban Indonesians from coming here as too many of them have simply gone underground!!
I know of at least 4 people who have experiences that, depsite being nice to them, besides taking them on holidays, besides sending their raya gifts back for them to Indonesia, yet when they do gang together, they cabut and go underground!!
I would like to see Indonesia without the millions of ringgit that their people have taken from our country.
I would like to see less illegal Indonesians running around, and squatting illegally on state land.
I would like to no more 'run away 'Indonesian maids!
Why do we allow the very people who take our money (and valuables too!) get away with saying Malaysians are barbarians????
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I suspect it is not so easy, especially so when PR is now in power. It is surely learning the ropes and the 'rope' says that if you pull hard enough everything that is tied to it will end up falling all over you. Today, the people of Kinrara and the surrounding areas are trying to stop their backyard from being turned into a cemetery. And get this....Ronnie Liu says that a small part of Subang Ria will be developed! Lee Hwa Beng for the towkay that he is did try to wayang kulit and the park stayed the way it is during his time! I will want to see the PR YBs protect the park!
I recall Elizabeth Wong saying in the Ampang Hills demonstration by the residents that no green lung will be developed by the PR govt, as 'most of them' are activist! Well so long sista! As all they are doing now is to learn the ropes of those in power! Wheeling and dealing!
Ronnie says that it will be crazy for the government to take over the park.
It was easy for them to gazette that hill slopes that slope more than 40 degrees (or something like that) will be banned from development, why not green lungs? Its not so easy right? The lake behind my condo has already been lost to the developers, and this happended during PR's time. We were told that the developer license for the said land had already expired when Sivarasa spoke to the residents. Guess what? A few months later, the emptied the pond, and now more building! What happened to the promise that they will stop 'over development'?
What next? PAS telling us that beer cannot be sold in Selangor is already making heads turn, and then what? Coming to church again to win us over and do the opposite?
I guess, while Anwar and his gang are busy engaging Najib and gang, the rest of us guillible ones who think that our interest is being looked into are just being............naive.
I say to hell the lot of them, and look for an alternative! Anyone wants to set up a Green Party? First to save mother earth (around us) , then to save our furry friends (wild animals) and then, with successful greening policies, run for Parliament!!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I know I had. But perhaps the way internet has brought information to the tips of our fingers can best explain this. From the newspaper reports (at least for those who bothered to check) it was more likely that Najib did say "Sack Kim Sai" but hey! I was not there, which is why I am doing my part to get to the reports from the NST archives. But wouldn't it strike you strange that if he did say that, why it was not reported in the Straits Times of Singapore? Or Asiaweek? Don't they have a penchant for anything that 'rocks' Malaysia?
I spoke to the few people I know who were there (arguably, some of you may say that the source is biased) and they all confirm the presence of certain banners that were extreme, but all of them said that Najib did not utter those words which Karpal had asked in Parliament yesterday.
Asiaweek carried the story titled, 'Taking it to the Brink - Malaysia', which starts of with, 'At the old disused stadium in Kuala Lumpur's Kampong Baru district, chauvinist sentiments were running high. (here, in an opening like this, I would have, if I was the reporter, used ' I'll soak this keris with Chinese blood' instead!)......but Asiaweek did not.
The accusations should cease, given that Najib has explained his take. As for those who conitnue to belief that Najib did say those words, I would certainly like them to prove it.
Otherwise, let it rest and move on.
Oh yes. If I were you, I will certainly double check, if not triple check 'published facts' from now on, if you hadn't been doing that already. one more thing.........
Seen this pix yet?
Well, read it all about it here!
Get my point?
Sunday, June 14, 2009
So, Zaid Ibrahim has now joined PKR. Didn't Zaid said that he will get back into mainstream politics when the time was right? And what did he said to Anwar when the both met?
Rocky's view on what can happen is indeed interesting. But more interestingly is the outlook on those standing on Pakatan's side. UMNO diehards believe they have gotten rid of another turncoat, a 'pretend' UMNO thorough bred.
Whichever way you see it, didn't they ban Zaid for delving in money politics? Or was it another sandiwara?
The way I see it, politics.....never an enemy for this lifetime! What say you?
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Skynews ran a story last week quoting Bloomberg that a Malaysian led company was calling off its plan to rescue ailing van specialist LDV. Today, the Evening Standard of London published a story aptly titled ‘LDV Sacks Almost All 850 As Malaysian Rescue Plan Fails’.
I first saw the brand LDV Weststar in Malaysia sometime in early 2008. Then I noticed its nice showroom in Jalan Pekeliling (OK, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, but I still prefer Pekililing because I never subscribed to name change of roads and parks! Or even housing suburbs!) I missed the June 3rd story carried in the Star, ‘Weststar Aborts LDV Purchase’.
Who is Weststar? The main man of group is one, Datuk Seri Syed Azman Syed Ibrahim, who first made headlines when it was published that he was one of the ‘AP Kings’ of the local auto industry. And this was his rebuttal.
But what about LDV. In May 2006, Weststar announced its plan to sell LDV to 'most of Asian countries'. Syed Azman also said during the launch of the LDV Maxus that ' Like any car distributor in Malaysia, we are always hoping to become a munfacturer or assembler one day'.
In March 2007, he was quoted to have said in Business Times, "In Malaysia, we are aiming (to provide) for the Ministry of Health which has a requirement of 1400 ambulances". Nothing wrong with aiming high, if you ask me. Fact is the man should be congratulated for having ambition. And in April of the same same year, he was pictured in The Star, handing over a mock key to then Inland Revenue Dept's Deputy Director of Ops Dr Mohd Shukor Mahfar, in the delivery of IRB's fleet of vehicles. Reported in the Star was the purchase price of these vehicles, estimated between Rm123k to 148k (depending on specifications). At the same press conference, he was also quoted to have sold 200 units in the local market.
So far, good response to the product. Good pick up from long term users (government). Good indication from neighbouring countries. All good. So why then did Weststar not pick up on LDV's misfortune?
Britain's Business Minister Ian Pearson said: "We are disappointed with the news that, despite the bridging facility made available by the Government, Weststar of Malaysia has been unable to proceed with its purchase of LDV. We gave LDV a breathing space, a bridge to the future, but in the event, unfortunately, Weststar was unable to cross that bridge."
"This is clearly a worrying time for the workforce."
So blame it on the Malaysian. But my question to Datuk Syed is this. With good orders, and existing customers that met your distributor's arrangement. And also a bridging loan to takeover the assembly plant, and a ready brand. Why can't you see it through? IMHO, the LDV Maxus is a better MPV in terms of seating and baggage capacity as opposed to the NAZA Citra's being used by taxi companys. Sure beats the underpowered KIA Pregio for our medium to long distance traveling tourist.
IF some backwater company from China can takeover Hummer, realising that brand takeover is always better than xerox'ing a car, then this opportunity must not be left begging! Whatmore if its now at the expense of Malaysia!!
With Common Rail technology, Aluminium cased parts, Turbocharged Intercooler, and Euro 3 specifications, it is no rocket science to know that this could be the next level for Malaysia made commercial engines! Forget Hang Tuah and Chengdoo!! Anyone?
Monday, June 08, 2009
And now, fugitive blogger RPK has turned his sights on Rusdi Mustapha, of Sri Menanti.
I know Rusdi, and I used to support RPK. What RPK is doing is incomprehensible.
At the start of All Blogs, I recall a strategy meeting which RPK was involved in purpotedly to plot the downfall of the Abdullah Administration through coordinated cyber attacks.
I can't put it beyond him to plot the same this time, with pro Anwar bloggers. As would Pro Najib bloggers supporting the PM to fend off such attacks.
But what RPK has done is to sow seeds of hate against Rusdi and his family.
And that is what RPK is capable of. I wonder how one would react if it was his family that RPK was attacking.
I don't know any better. I just hope that I do not have to come acrosss a situation when I tell my daughter that she does not have a home any more when she is 14. That would be a real shame if a parent would do that. Abandoning one's own to save the nation!
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Trains. Just how many of you take the LRT or STAR, generously rebranded RAPID, but it is no fast ride for sure! I know of some people who have endured the cramped, sardine like conditions just so that they could make it to work...late!! Those coming in from out of town stops like Kajang and Rawang, better be prepared to wake up at 4am!! So where are the trains promised to us by the last savings from the fuel rebate? Seeing the soil test done in Subang raised my hopes somewhat and hopefully, soon, other lines will be added to the TWO that serves KL.
And carriages too.....
This takes the cake, not too long ago, we heard of GM wanting to proceed with legal proceedings against a Chinese company for passing off their Bummers as Hummers...BUT WAIT!! Now GM wants to sell their ego for 250Million USD!! and to who? The Chinese of course!!
What do you think? Isn't it time to
1. Not take things for granted
2. Hope and pray that we at ground level get the attention of those who are supposed to lead.
3. Never, ever, ever, say NEVER!!