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A Fish called “Wonder” February 13, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Bebal-ism, Current Affairs, Malaysia, Politics.
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I knew there would be hell to pay for a blissful week without internet, news and manic phone calls.

Today’s theme is ‘Fish’.

First, the PM called us ‘yu sang’. Eh?

Then, one had to read about how fantastic the government is at resolving problems. How about this blatant act of “fishing for more” by the Immigration Department down south.

Tonight on TV3, I watched the PM’s sidekick, Minister Muhyiddin, talking about fishermen. Last year’s catch went down 5%. And the good Minister concluded it had to do with the presence of diesel subsidy because apparently, back in the old days, no subsidy was given and yet the catch was plentiful.

Never mind the fact our catch has been dropping since 2004. Global warming anyone? Overfishing? Naw… Cut the subsidy! Make ’em fish more!

What a genius! I’ve always suspected that apart from ACA, Income Tax checks, BN also insists on an IQ check. The PM should make this guy his new DPM.

Now you wonder why BN isn’t called “Bebal Nasional”.



1. jed yoong - February 13, 2008

perhaps he was suggesting that with the diesel subsidies, it may be more lucrative for fishermen to sell the diesel in the black market. hence, they fish less and we have less fish.

2. jeancumlately - February 13, 2008

The logic
If you increase the diesel subsidy, the catch will go down and therefore, if you decrease the subsidy, the catch should go up.

The reason
If the price of diesel is low, these fishermen would quit catching fish bcoz it is more lucrative to smuggle the subsidized diesel to thailand.

The Solution
Subsidize the fish.

3. Klaw - February 13, 2008

You actually watched TV3???? Tell me you were just channel surfing while waiting for other news to end their advertisement break.

EW: TV1, TV2 also 😛 Have to know what nonsense is being said mah! 😀

4. whispering9 - February 13, 2008

Used to love the academy award winning comedy film released in 1988 titled ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ and your title reminded me of it. There was this character Otto who pretended to be an intellectual but was actually stupid. Didn’t he get his kick from smelling his own armpits or something? Some of the memorable lines….

Otto: Don’t call me stupid.
Wendy: Why on earth not?
Wanda: To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people. I’ve known sheep who could outwit you. I’ve worn dresses with higher IQs, but you think you’re an intellectual, don’t you, ape?
Otto: Apes don’t read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto, they just don’t understand it.

BTW, don’t know when but near ‘Happy Birthday’. 🙂

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