Archive for September, 2008

September 13, 2008

draconian

I’m sure everybody have learned about the latest spate of unjust arrests around the country… [source]

Raja Petra, Teresa Kok and Sin Chew reporter arrested under ISA
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Today news portal editor Raja Petra Kamarudin, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Sin Chew Daily reporter Tan Hoon Cheng were arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) here and in Penang.

The first person to be picked up was Raja Petra, 58, from his house in Sungai Buloh near here, followed by Tan, 32, who was arrested from her house in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Teresa, 43, was detained at 11.20pm as she was on her way home in a car.

All of them were arrested under Section 73(1) of the ISA for allegedly being a threat to security, peace and public order.

A team of police officers from Bukit Aman arrived at Raja Petra’s house at 1.10pm and led him away 40 minutes later.

The team also took some 15 VCDs on ceramah held by Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as well as 16 books.

Last week, the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) and several Muslim bodies lodged a police report against Raja Petra, who is already facing criminal defamation charges for allegedly insulting the Malays, Muslims and Islam.

In a statement, Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said Raja Petra was arrested based on surveillance that showed that he was involved in activities that could cause unrest among the multi-racial and multi-religious society of the country.

Tan, who was picked up at 8.40pm, was taken from her house in Taman Seri Rambai in Bukit Mertajam to the state police headquarters on the island.

Tan, 32, reported former Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail’s racist remarks while campaigning for the Permatang Pauh by-election.

Lee Kelvin from Guang Ming and Tan Ming Xao from Nanyang Siang Pau, who had vouched for the accuracy of Tan’s report had gone into hiding.

Kok, 43, who is also state assemblyman for Kinrara and the senior Selangor state executive councillor, was picked up over an alleged involvement with a resident’s petition over a mosque.

Acting Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar confirmed the arrests of Tan and Kok.

Under the Section, police are empowered to detain the trio for a period of 60 days after which the Home Minister can decide on further detention.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar admitted that the decision to detain people and issue show cause letters would be unpopular and would be criticised but it had to be done.

“While we may want to be popular, freedom without responsibilities has ramifications.

“We have to take action to protect the wishes of the majority,” he said.

Syed Hamid also said Raja Petra had been warned on many occasions in the last two years.

“Now, with so much public uneasiness, we do not want anything that can threaten peace in the country.

“The police looked at all aspects and, under present circumstances, the actions were necessary,” he added.

I can understand that the government wants a piece of RPK, but the 2 ladies?? The arrest of that Sin Chew reporter was the most outrageous.

Now help me to understand, a reporter reported a ratfink politician making racist remarks, and the reporter got arrested for ‘threatening the peace in the country’? Saddam Hussein, ring any bell?

This lends further credence to my belief that we seriously need to change the fucking government. Like, as soon as possible. Corruption, incompetence, retardation. Man, how much lower can you get?

If any of you are still thinking of voting for the current Barang Naik government in the next GE, you should really change your mind. Hell, I’d hate to pay my taxes to a bunch of crooks…

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September 10, 2008

struggle? wtf…

Read this – Source

Umno meeting: Group shows support for Ahmad
KUALA LUMPUR: A small group of people held up banners outside the Putra World Trade Centre here on Wednesday in support of Bukit Bendera Umno chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail.

The group of about 10 individuals, claiming not to be from Umno or any non-governmental organisation, urged Umno to stand up and be brave and asked for Ahmad to be allowed to continue his “struggle”.

The group was there for about 15 minutes, leaving as soon as Umno president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and his deputy Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak arrived for the special supreme council meeting.

The meeting which started at 2.30pm is to discuss action to be taken against Ahmad for his allegedly racist comments while campaigning for the Permatang Pauh by-election.

Apparently, the racist prick has his supporters.
I was thinking – struggle? What struggle? The only ‘struggles’ I can think of (that Ahmad is facing) are,
– the struggle to control his volatile temperament…
– the struggle to fit in a society…
– the struggle to coexist with people from other ethnicity…
– the struggle to not be such a contemptible shitfuck…
– the struggle to not look so ugly without cosmetic surgery…

From what I see it, he needs a lifetime worth of rehab in a small solitary confinement, only then he’d be rid of all the struggles.

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September 8, 2008

why you so like that? – 2

The holy month of Ramadhan, season of traffic jam and packed restaurants. We’re all already used to that. I’ve blogged about this before, you can read it again here.

As a non-Muslim, I always resort to a pragmatic approach to circumvent the projected inconveniences by dining out at odd hours – either way past my meal time, or way before their fasting break. You know, to avoid the crowd and being considerate to our Muslim friends.

And I was exactly doing that on Saturday for our dinner at a KFC restaurant, but I was startled by an unexpected sight. The time was only slightly 5 – 10 minutes past 6pm, there was still an hour plus before the Muslims were suppose to break, but there were already scores of them occupying 90% of the restaurant! Just when I thought that perhaps my clock had stopped or something, I noticed that none of them had food on their table… They weren’t eating or anything, but just sitting there watching each other. Some of them were even sleeping.

But my time was right. It was only a little bit past 6pm, an hour plus before the break and our Muslim friends were already there waiting for food. All over the restaurant. Almost a full house, but I was fortunate enough to spot a table for my family of three there. But a non-Muslim family after us wasn’t as fortunate – they had to look for a table amidst the sea of non-eating phantom patrons for their family of six for about a good 10 minutes before finally settling in at a small table that could barely fit 4 person. Being a nice person that I am, I offered them a small table from ours (because we were already finishing by the time they settled in).

So what was that all about? Being inconsiderate? Is it even normal? Aren’t they suppose to be free from all temptations and maintain a purity of thought (or something) during the fasting time? Then why are they sitting there waiting for food (probably thinking about food), and cause so much inconveniences to other folks? Does fasting gives one the right to transcend above all bounds of social civility, and rightfully be a jerk? I don’t know man, I ain’t a Muslim. I’ll let them answer for themselves.

But that experience has left me disgusted with the kind of the people we have here in our country. Imagine how would foreigners feel when they see something like this in a restaurant. What kind of image would these people paint. I might see them as just a group of specific shitfucks, but really, the foreigners would see us all as a bunch of uncivilized Malaysians/Asians… and that actually breaks my heart… because I’m not like them at all. Fuck.

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September 2, 2008

kena liwat lagi

My car was hit at the rear again this morning. This was the THIRD FUCKING TIME my car got mounted in the ass within the short span of 3 months… Unlike that loverboy Saiful, mine were all very real. (read them here – incident #1 and #2)

This time, it happened smack dab in a traffic congestion. Apparently, the guy (driving a Honda City) was too busy trying to avert another car that was shoving into his lane illegally, and he rammed hard into my rear bumper when he failed to notice that everyone was braking. That was how his car mounted onto mine.

Being hit for so many times and taken its toll, my bumper finally registered a small hump at the top side this time. It was barely noticeable but it was there (though, I couldn’t help but notice that Lorraine indeed has a motherfucking tough rear bumper). And because it wasn’t really a serious damage, we decided not to get the police and insurance involved – the guy agreed to pay for whatever rework that needed to be done on my bumper. Case closed.

So as you can see, it was just another case of sheer rotten luck for me. I wasn’t even reckless. I’m not saying I haven’t been reckless before, especially when I was drinking, but I’m saying – I tend to get into accidents for not the right reasons.

I wonder what the hell is going on here. Is it because my blessing has expired? Like a driving license… which needs to be renewed every 5 years? Perhaps. Or perhaps this is an advanced birthday gift from a much more sinister force…? Fuck.

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