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Satu lagi projek Bebal Nasional (BN) – part 2 February 1, 2008

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Here’s one I missed on Wednesday, alerted by the good folks of a hip, indie bookshop, on Selangor Water Authority charging for RAINWATER!!!

According to a circular (reproduced at bottom) from the Selangor Water Authority (LUAS), factories and golf clubs will have to apply for a licence and then have to pay for rain water! And this is no joke either.

(…) The rain water collected in the ponds is used to water the greens and fairways, hence saving large amounts of water so that there is enough treated water for public use.

(…) Can you propose a levy for God-sent water? (source: Citizen Nades, Rent-Seeking from Rain, The Sun)

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EPF swoops in to save KLCI? January 22, 2008

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In case anyone noticed, right after the Prime Minister-cum-Finance Minister said last week’s rally was indicative of investors’ confidence in our economy, it’s been a bloodbath at the KLSE.

Some joker even said our economy won’t be affected by the downturn in the US.

Nope. Not say everyone else. “Malaysian shares open sharply lower as regional markets extend plunge” (Forbes.com)

“We’re in panic territory,” said Patrick Chang, who helps manage $4.5 billion at CIMB-Principal Asset Management Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur. (Quoted in Bloomberg News)

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“Polis Raja Di Malaysia”? January 17, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Bebal-ism, Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics.
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Read and weep, Malaysians!

“Meanwhile, another Bersih supporter Norazimah Mohd Noor was charged under Section 504 of the Penal Code with allegedly provoking a police officer on the same day.
According to the charge sheet, Norazimah had allegedly provoked Public Safety Division and Kuala Lumpur Traffic chief ACP K Kumaran with the knowledge that her action would cause the police officer to disrupt public security.
Norazimah was also given the option to plead guilty to a separate charge under section 14 of the Minor Offences Act – for calling Kumaran kurang ajar (you are rude) and sombong (you are arrogant.)
    For the first charge, if found guilty, she faces a maximum two-year jail sentence or a fine or both. As for the second charge, Norazimah could be slapped with a fine amounting to RM100.
Norazimah claimed trial and Magistrate Aizatul Akmal Maharani set bail at RM800. Trial was set for Dec 17 to 18 this year.  (Source: Malaysiakini, 17 Jan 2008)

To Norazimah’s credit, she waived the easy route of merely pleading guilty and paying the small amount. And to think, we can use adjectives such as ‘arrogant’, ‘rude’ even ‘stupid’ etc. on deserving MPs and Ministers, but not on the police?

The Rakyat should be Rajas, not the police or the BN in Malaysia.

Time to teach these pretenders a lesson.
Stop the Rot. Vote for Change.

Maybe baby January 7, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Bebal-ism, Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics, South Asia, Southeast Asia.
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NDTV: Do you have any evidence to back your government’s charge that the Hindraf has links with terrorists?

D S Vellu: Hindraf said they would fight like the Tigers, the way the Tigers are fighting in Sri Lanka. It was by Vedamurthy. After he talked like that, we did an investigation and it was felt that he may have gone there for training.

NDTV: Do you have evidence of this?

D S Vellu: No. It is our suspicion.

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080037517&ch=1/2/2008%206:04:00%20PM

Credit to to reader Hutchrun for spotting this.

Velocity of liberty December 26, 2007

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It takes less than 3 seconds to sign an ISA detention order which condemns a person to indefinite detention without trial.

But it will take 3 weeks, according to Government prosecutors to prepare their case in court.

High Court judge Zainal Azman put off the hearing after the prosecution team, led by senior deputy public prosecutors Kamaludin Md Said and Abdul Wahab Mohd, said that they needed more time to prepare for the hearing.

“We will need at least three weeks to file in the 40 affidavits and prepare our case,” said Kamaludin. (Malaysiakini, 26 Dec 2007)

Yes, it takes this long. Despite what the Inspector-General of Police, Musa “Turn-Over” Hassan deems as irrefutable proof of the Hindraf-5’s terrorist links, apart from his litany of the five men’s alleged threat to national security.

Three whole weeks. Irrefutable proof. Wow.

Hearings will only commence Jan 24, 2008.

Hippocretin December 13, 2007

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A new species was discovered in Malaysia, a country close to the equator, in November 2003. Political scientists have called it ‘Hippocretin‘ and is said to be a cross-breed between a hypocrite and a cretin. It is believed this new being which resembles a chicken, is easily spotted with its Big Ears, has an IQ of ‘Ling-ling’ and the ability to fall asleep anytime, thus needing constant guidance and prodding from his brood to move around. It loves Nasi Kandar but definitely not floods. It is known to be afraid of crowds.pmstupid2.jpgBut seriously.This is a little rich, coming from someone who flew off to Venezeula, then a week’s holiday in Perth (and caught opening a Nasi Kandar shop of his family’s, of all things!), when the country faced the worst floods ever in its history.Is buying a RM 200 million personal jet a form of loving your country, when fuel subsidies are cut and inflation spirals?Is enriching your family and friends with titles, contracts and money a patriotic act? Do you know the difference between filial acts and patriotism.Is silencing people who have legitimate grouses and demonstrate peacefully with chemical-laced water, teargas, batons, mass arrests, media machinery, called loving your people?IS ARRESTING UDAYAKUMAR, MANO etc. WITHOUT TRIAL under the ISA, taking away their right to defend themselves in an open court, a fair and just action?No, Hippocretin.It’s a cowardly act.

Siu-sei-yan December 12, 2007

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Siu-sei-yan* #1:
When we read bebal statements from w*nk*rs like the one below, how can we possibly resist giving a good shove?

Don’t push the PM, Hisham warns people

KUALA LUMPUR: Do not push the Prime Minister, warns Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. (source: The Star)

Siu-sei-yan #2 (alternate exclaimation:- lei-mo-kow-cho**):
Haider ‘The Seal’ again??? Khoo Kay Kim???!!! Isn’t Steve Shim mentioned in the tape??

*Siu-sei-yan = Laugh until die! (Cantonese)
**lei-mo-kow-cho = You are not joking! (Cantonese)

Aki who? December 6, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics.
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Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has taken the meaning of the word – ‘cronyism‘ – to even greater heights. Talk about a super-bullet express gravy train.

Never mind the fact that Zaki Azmi leap-frogged from the stables of Umno to become a Federal Court judge (September 2007), and now head of the Appeals Court and the No. 2 judge in the country (December 2007).

Never mind the fact that Zaki Azmi hasn’t delivered any written judgement. (But it’s been established that he’s quite adept at sending SMSs)

Never mind the fact that there are many more senior and qualified judges on the bench.

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Blatant racial profiling November 27, 2007

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“Some 20,000 penyangak (crooks) who participated in the rally would not jeopardise our viewpoint of the entire community,” he (Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Nazri Abdul Aziz) told a press conference at the Parliament lobby today. (Malaysiakini, 27 November 2007)

:-O

Now “Indians = Crooks”???!!! WTF.

Someone, anyone, please stop them from opening their mouths.

PM: IQ Ling-ling 2 November 26, 2007

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“Setiap kaum ada yang miskin dan ada juga yang kaya.”
PM Abdullah Badawi, 25 Nov 2007, Kampala (Uganda)

Oh really. You don’t say.

Time to get a new book out titled “PM: IQ Ling-ling” – inspired by superstar Amir Muhammad‘s “Malaysian Politicians say the Darnest Things”.