The Friendly Ah Long 0 (0)

P.s. The problem of drafting a blog late at night – instead of clicking the “Save Draft”, I accidentally pressed the “Published” button. This explains why you may have seen half completed post in your RSS feeder. Sorry about that.

(2011 seems to be a very slow year for blogging. It is not that I am having a writer’s block – I have almost a dozen posts in my mind now but rather, does not seem to have the “urge” to put things down on “paper”.… Click to read the rest

Be Afraid of….“Undilah” 0 (0)

Certainly it is not the first time they have done something that defies logic.

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Interestingly in a country that is bent to promote greater democracy, the above non-partisan, urging fellow Malaysians to register themselves and vote video seems to have been blocked. More story here.

Bernama says that the withdrawal is due to the video yet to get approval from the Film Censorship Board but in Malaysiakini, it is reported “Media reports on Sept 23, quoting unnamed sources, said the MCMC letter to broadcast giants Media Prima and Astro cited two reasons behind the ‘ban’: BN MP Tengku Razaleigh’s admission that Malaysia was facing problems and the appearance of opposition politicians

Whatever the reason may be, it once again paints a bad picture on the Government.… Click to read the rest

A Real End of ISA? 0 (0)

I thought it will never be repealed…

(It may finally end but the question is why now and why not in 2009 or in 2010? Any law that allows the Government to hold anyone without any trials, no recourse to the courts and at the sole discretion of certain politicians in power is dangerous, unfair and allows for gross abuse.Click to read the rest

Ops Sikap: Attitude vs Enforcement 0 (0)

UPDATE: Follow up on Ops Sikap, it is good to hear that the police is going all out for those who is speeding on the roads. Hopefully they will find better ways to crack down pesky motorcyclists and enforce the law on those who change lane without putting on the indicators, abuse the emergency lane, hog the roads, etc

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(Caught this video back in 2008 of those who abuse the emergency lane – nothing have changed in 2011. Will we see change of attitude in 2012?)

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Ops Sikap: Authorities Should Be Blamed Too 2 0 (0)

Update: I guess it is unfair to point the fingers at the police alone although they do handle the bulk of the enforcement since there are other agencies involved namely JPJ who handle licensing & training and JKJR who handle the overall coordination and road safety related activities

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Oh dear, is it another “brilliant” conclusion that I see on the horizon?… Click to read the rest

9 / 11 – 10 Years On 0 (0)

(It may not be the same but the new World Trade Center will bring a closure and sense of new hopes for New Yorkers and with a memorial in between, keeping the thoughts of those who perished in the tragedy forever in our hearts. Image source: Wikipedia)

It has been 10 years and even now as we watched the 911 documentaries such as the award winning “102 Minutes that Changed America” last Sunday, seeing the planes hitting the Twin Towers, innocent office workers jumping down to the death to avoid the burning inferno in the inside and many more perish (some without any trace) when the towers collapsed.… Click to read the rest

Ops Sikap: Authorities Should Be Blamed Too 0 (0)

Update: I guess it is unfair to point the fingers at the police alone although they do handle the bulk of the enforcement since there are other agencies involved namely JPJ who handle licensing & training and JKJR who handle the overall coordination and road safety related activities

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(It looks like a plague, idiots on the road without helmet creating nuisance and endangering others – the worse ones even have young kids on the motorcycle.Click to read the rest

Somalia Death: Quotes of the Day 0 (0)

A buddy of mine from the Middle East IM-ed me with this question – “what was he doing there?”

(Not exactly a place for a fun, safe trip – it is a war zone with too many warlords juggling for power & position and there is a sense of the usual “tidak apa” when someone decided to organize a trip there without any proper protection & training.Click to read the rest