Friday, March 27, 2009

Melayu Global

Almost everyone I met or spoke over the phone late last night said they were in front of the tv earlier on, sitting right through the assembly till the results were announced.

Hey…good for them.

I on the other hand, was pretty much in my own world, with the tele completely turned off. It was like, I was rehearsing for the Earth Hour thing.

Ok maybe not exactly that as I had my laptop on.

So I completely stayed away from the amno assembly. But not in any ways that made me less of a malay, mind you. In fact, I did something that justifies my Malay-ness, even more Malay than many of those present at PWTC - by drooling over a newly discovered porn site.

Talking about the Earth Hour, which the whole world will observe this Saturday, I didn’t really give a shit about the whole fuss until recently. I think it’s a great idea because I feel most of us are guilty of not conserving the earth energy as much we could, or should

But lately I’ve been more sensitive towards our mother nature, by keeping the damage at bay. Like for instance the Go Green Campaign some time back, I actually did my part and went green myself- by going organic.

So come Saturday, March 28 at 830 pm, I’m playing my bit yet again, by turning all the switches off for 1 hour. Its not really a difficult thing to participate in this rare world event y'know, and ultimately chip in to a good cause because errm…well…

There’s no footie match worth watching!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ministry to the rescue...NOT!

From what I gathered, the Second Stimulus Package tabled recently was due partly to ease off some weight off of the people’s shoulder during the economic slump. Although many I came across were rather sceptical about getting some piece of the cake, I as usual, remained positive that some of the good shit would be heading my way.

That is of course, until I found this report while googling for some morphine-related materials.

RM200 Million Will Be Used To Upgrade JKM - Ng Yen Yen

By: Ramjit

KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 (Bernama) -- The RM200 million the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will get from the Second Economic Stimulus Package will be used to upgrade the Welfare Department (JKM) and hire more staff, said its minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.She said JKM offices nationwide would be upgraded to be more people and disabled-friendly, which would involve a cost of RM45 million.

"The ministry will also give more attention to old folks homes, especially in Sabah and Sarawak," she told a press conference at the pre-launch of the Purple Ribbon Movement, which will officially launched at the Sunway Resort in Petaling Jaya on March 21.

Ng said RM10 million would be set aside to purchase four-wheel-drive vehicles to facilitate JKM's services for old folks in rural areas while another RM10 million would be spent for hiring new staff to beef up JKM's work force.

At least a huge chunk of the 200million bucks allocated will be used to upgrade JKM offices across the country to make it more people and disabled friendly.

As always, real clever decision la coming from these people. Instead of channelling the money directly to those who are badly affected, they set their priority on matters that the community could do without particularly in these trying times. And the fact that this is the agency responsible minding the welfare of the disabled community amongst others, for decades they couldn’t even provide basic disabled-friendly facility at their premises. Malu la bro…

Whatever it is, the move by the ministry has certainly raised issues that demand quick clarifications.

Don’t get me wrong, I am all for better quality service especially when the cause benefits the less fortunate. But for now, pressing matters like imminent financial shortage hitting the community’s wallets should be on top of their list. Increments on existing allowances under their various schemes deserve utmost priority.

We are in financial crisis, any renovations can take the back seat.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hepy bday

Its almost 5 in the morning and here I am, wide awake and the worse part is, I'm actually run out of things to get all silly about. I can barely close my eyes that even the Golf Channel over at Astro wasn't much of a help.

So I thought since the drugs I snorted earlier have yet to deceive my mind, I'd post something for today because after all, its March the 8th. Yea, that very day makes its round yet again. No prize in guessing the significant of this very day.

I mean, how on earth could we, the caring (Malaysian) citizens, ever forget?

It's Dato Seri Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu's 69th birthday.

Pirantha naal valthukkal, uncle!

Happy Birthday!

(Tamil phrase courtesy of Moz.)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Make me bad

As part of the OKU community, I thought I’d try this simple method of get-rich-quick scheme by seeking donation through sympathy. After all, we are always stereotypically being portrayed as just that -donation seekers- even though that’s not necessarily the truth.

Since none of the cheapskate devils are willing to part crazy amount of money for my untainted soul, I’m gonna do the right thing by cutting the price to a more affordable rate. Hopefully this time around someone out there will buy it out and send me a step closer to catch an evil band strutting their devil music right here, on Malaysian stage.

Willing to do a write up curry favouring your favourite political icon for a piece of ticket to catch...

ehem... in the flesh.

The deal couldn’t get any better. Its negotiable!

Any takers? Satan?

drop me an email.