Friday, November 21, 2008

Pail pool

You can also call it The Ordinaryman's Jacuzzi.

Toys everywhere

Toys"R"Us opened a branch in OneBorneo. The first in Sabah. And we went there a while ago.

Little boy was really excited, like... well... like a little boy in a toy shop.

Really knows how to go for the good stuffs. He spent most of the time playing those big plastic toy houses and slides that cost RM1K a piece.

Hmm... must stay away from this shop.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More fire after ISA

The Botak is back with a vengeance!

Why is it when anyone talks about the NEP it is interpreted as “provoking the Malays”? “Provoking” means asking for trouble. But this is how UMNO sees it when anyone talks about the NEP: you are asking for a fight.

The UMNO Bera division chief, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, wants the Gerakan Wanita Chief, Tan Lian Hoe, sacked from her party for allegedly saying that Malays are also immigrants, just like all the other races. Hello, brader, is that not so? Why get so hot and bothered about what is true? Many Malays are only second or third generation Malaysians. Their parents were born in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Middle East, etc. Tun Dr. Mahathir and Khir Toyo, amongst but just two, are cases in point.

And this is why the NEP has failed. The Malay “immigrants” abuse the NEP for their own benefit. The people do not really benefit. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has in fact widened. Do we really need a NEP that allows a minority in power to get rich at the expense of the majority?

Salaries over the last 40 years have doubled. Starting pay, which 40 years ago was about RM350 per month, is now about RM750. But the cost of living has gone up 10-15 times. What used to cost RM3,000 40 years ago now costs RM50,000. What used to cost RM8,000 40 years ago now costs RM100,000. People can no longer afford basic necessities.

He puts in words what I suspect is true all this while. Naik gaji? So what? Barang naik even faster. Poket kering even faster. U%#O is the hottest four-letter word in town?

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Crutches are for cripples

Yes, Zaid and people like him do not need crutches. Only losers need crutches. And that is why UMNO wants these crutches to remain, because they are all a bunch of losers. I would like to believe that I am what I am because of who I am and not because of Ketuanan Melayu and the NEP. I take pride in that. I would hate people saying, “of course Raja Petra is successful. He is a Malay and Malays have Ketuanan Melayu and the NEP to help them. Malays need crutches to get ahead.”

It is time the crutches are removed and the Malays learned how to walk with their heads held up high. Malays have to be made to believe that the Ketuanan Melayu and the NEP is an insult and that it suggests Malays are weak creatures. Malays must be proud of their achievements and not credit their achievements to the protection and special privileges they enjoy because they are Malay. The Malays used to be a proud race. Now they are no longer proud. They accept that they are weak. So they demand protection to compensate for this weakness.

Heart warming words from the man who just regained physical freedom.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Made to look like an idiot?

Raja Petra Release is Blow For The ISA

Or maybe he is indeed one?

I am not talking about RPK.

If a government had to resort to a detention without trial in order to "protect the country from a security threat" caused by all but ONE person, than that government does not deserve to govern. It was a blatant abuse and misuse of power. An abuse which was reflective of the government's inability - or unwillingness? - to engage the people in connection with every grievance which the people had. From HERE.

A Tale of Two Botaks.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Yes we can

The walls are coming down.

USA: Obama Elected President as Racial Barrier Falls

Indonesia: Bill Against Racial Discrimination Passed

Malaysia: ?

Cemerlang, Gemilang, Temberang.