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July 21, 2018

black shoes for school children

It is in the news today. The new government’s Ministry of Education came up with the idea of implementing black shoes for the school children. One of the primary reasons cited? Easier to maintain. *facepalm* Here’s one of the news snippet:

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Students to wear black trainers next year, says Dr Maszlee
SHAH ALAM: Next year, school students will step out in black shoes instead of in white.

According to Education Minis­ter Dr Maszlee Malik, the ruling is prompted by parents.

“The mothers especially, not so much the fathers,” he said during a question-and-answer session on education organised by Sinar Harian.

The packed session yesterday was moderated by journalist Tan Sri Johan Jaaffar.

Dr Maszlee was also asked what he wanted to achieve while at the helm of the ministry in the next five years.

“I want to ensure that children carry lighter bags to school and shorten the number of years students spend in school before furthering their studies,” he replied.

Dr Maszlee also said the ministry agreed with the Transport Ministry to sell special number plates to alumni of public universities as a form of additional funding for the institutions.

“Through a JPJ (Road Transport Department) collaboration with the universities, we will try to issue and sell number plates.

“For example, a graduate of UM (Universiti Malaya) may like to have the number plate UM1000 or UM2322.

“So they will pay JPJ, with half of the proceeds going to the university,” he said.

He urged the alumni to support their own universities.

“If the graduates and alumni don’t help their alma maters, who else will?”

Dr Maszlee also said he had assured the universities that their funding would not be cut but at the same time, there would be no guarantees of additional monies for them.

Meanwhile, Mydin managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin asked if Dr Maszlee’s statement on black shoes for school students had been made after adequate consultation.

“I’m sure some mothers have complained but has he asked all the stakeholders, like parent-­teacher associations?”

Ameer noted that for generations, the practice of Malaysian students keeping their school shoes clean was a way of demonstrating personal hygiene, standards and discipline.

He added that parents would have to fork out money to buy new black shoes for their kids.

“School uniform sellers and shops with stocks of white school shoes will also be left holding the bag if the minister’s words become policy next year,” he said.

My question to Dr. Mercedes Benz here is – is that going to make your students smarter? If no, then why bother spending the unnecessary resources to implement & enforce this good-for-nothing ruling?

Our school shoes have been white for many decades, and maintaining them hasn’t been a problem, until these new generation of oxygen-wasting moronic parents whine about the school shoes being hard to maintain.

White school shoes and uniform are supposed to teach our children one thing – discipline. The discipline to groom oneself, by maintaining the cleanliness of one’s own uniform. The white color would make it easier to spot dirt/filth/stain, and harder for the students to be a sleaze. It looks cleaner and in some ways, make it safer for them as a pedestrian because it’s easier to spot in white.

Pakatan Harapan government is trying too hard to make popular decisions. Sometimes you got to think yourself. Don’t just listen to idiots. (there are many of them)

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May 13, 2018

Malaysian politicians are morons – 3

So now we have the new government. As expected, some in-fighting already started before they even had time to clean up the streets of those banners and posters. That’s because, like it or not, most of these people who are forming this new Malaysian government… are amateurs. Most do not have the experience to run a country so, time is needed for them to break-in. Shit’s going to get much harder.

But even before it begins, this Rafizi Ramli guy (the PKR vice president) made a press statement yesterday to bitch about PKR not ‘being consulted’ to appoint the top 3 ministerial positions in the new cabinet. That was when shit hits the fan. People were pissed off because because it was deemed ungrateful (indeed) of him to do things like that to undermine the leadership. I was pissed too, like, can’t this idiot air his discontentment internally? Why go to the press? Imagine that if you do not like the dish your mom cooked for you, first thing you do is to go to the newspaper to castigate your own mom?? Doesn’t make a lot of sense I know.

And then there’s this idiot oxygen waster called Wong Chen, who is Rafizi’s BFF of some sorts, also a big winner of Subang Jaya’s parliament seat P104, came out with this idiotic post to defend Rafizi’s action in his Facebook – which made me even more pissed. Check out what that asswipe had to write:

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The matter is simple. PKR has 47 + 1 MPs. DAP has 42. Bersatu has 13. Amanah has 11. Note also that Sarawak BN MPs are now exploring to join Pakatan. Expectations and anxieties are high that many UMNO MPs will jump to Bersatu in the coming days.

The PM and Deputy PM positions were agreed earlier by Harapan before the elections. So the announcement of the next few senior ministers was to be made today by consensus of all parties. At 4 pm, Dr.Mahathir appointed the 3 new ministers in the presence Bersatu, DAP and Amanah. These 3 posts are the most powerful in the country. Finance went to DAP. Home ministry which controls the police goes to Bersatu. Defence which controls the army for Amanah.

Nothing yet for PKR, the single largest party in Pakatan? So what did Rafizi do that is so wrong in the eyes of the public? He is telling truth to power that these appointments were made without PKR consent. Then he tells us that Dr.Mahathir will see Anwar in hospital to consult Anwar and hopefully they can discuss and rectify the issue.

Rafizi does not want to see the new govt under Dr. Mahathir to start on the wrong footing and as such he dared to tegur Dr. Mahathir’s announcement. And for this he is villified by most of you.

It is precisely this unhealthy attitude of Malaysians never to question authority, that is the main reason why we allowed Rosmah and Najib to rule us for 9 years.

Rafizi worked tirelessly for 2 years with INVOKE to bring about meaningful change. I am proud to be his friend and will continue to support Rafizi in his quest to create a two party system for Malaysia.

The sentence that ticked me off was this : “It is precisely this unhealthy attitude of Malaysians never to question authority, that is the main reason why we allowed Rosmah and Najib to rule us for 9 years.”

The gall he had for saying we were ruled by assholes because of our ‘unhealthy attitude’! What the fuck! Does he even know how democracy works, that cibai!?

FUCK YOU WONG CHEN! FUCK YOU AND RAFIZI RAMLI AND YOUR DOG!

I have to say this, that when we voted, we voted for PH, not any specific person or his creed. The reason was simple, everyone wanted the tyrannical government out – because we weren’t exactly thrilled with their shitty policies, corruption and arrogance that had put our country in the backseat in terms of reputation for decades. Had anyone put a rabid dog in place of the (then) opposition party against BN, we’d have voted for that damn dog all the same and won the election. And now this guy suddenly is so full of shit and put himself on the high ground to condemn us! FUCK!

And now it’s disheartening to learn that PH still has a long way to make this right. They already disappoint big time before assuming office. GODDAMN!

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February 26, 2018

BR1M

I always had the impression that BR1M was bollocks, you know, like how can one be content with a measly handout after getting shortchanged by the billions in public funds? But well, that was until a few of these hisap ‘experts’ came out to attest that BR1M is good in conjunction of the upcoming Election. Now, I have a reinforced belief that the BN government is good, simply because a few experts told me so. Nevermind the illogical attempt to justify kleptocracy. Nevermind the obvious motive to propagate their own agenda in a self owned online media. Nevermind the doubt that it doesn’t take a competent person to do a simple task of handing out money and claim that it is an economical breakthrough to eradicate poverty. Long live Barang Naik!

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Experts: What a relief BR1M is to the poor
PETALING JAYA: BR1M payouts have been helpful to low-income groups, experts say.

“The aid is handy for eligible recipients who need the cash for short-term spending needs,” said Lee Heng Guie, executive director of the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia’s Socio-Economic Research Centre.

Studies had shown that consumer spending by low-income groups increased since BR1M was implemented, he said.

“Mostly, they use the cash to buy necessities – basic items,” he said.

Lee added that the handouts were especially welcomed by people who were feeling the cost-of-living pinch.

“For the long term, the Government may consider looking into how the aid can best be utilised by the target groups,” Lee said.

He added that one way was to disburse the cash assistance for specific purposes, such as jobs and skills training.

Assoc Prof Dr Chung Tin-Fah, from HELP University, said BR1M was one measure the Government had taken to address the cost of living.

“The people have spoken out about the high cost of living, and so the Government has taken steps to address it,” he said.

He said offering BR1M to low-income groups made sense.

“Taxation worldwide has moved from being primarily income-based to consumption-based.

“As such, whether you are rich or poor, you pay the same tax rate.

“So, to offset the effects of GST, BR1M is actually beneficial to those in the lower income bracket,” he said.

Assoc Prof Dr Jeniri Amir from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak said his surveys showed that people, especially those living in rural areas, were very receptive to the BR1M scheme.

He said BR1M was one of the reasons Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had a high popularity rating of about 60% among Sarawakian voters.

“For those who do not have regular income, the amount they receive from BR1M is a lot of money,” he said, adding that it helped them with cash flow issues.

“For local voters, bread and butter issues are still the priority, so BR1M is definitely helpful for them,” he said.

In 2017, RM6.3bil in aid was given to over 7.2 million recipients under the scheme.

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April 5, 2017

Member of Parliament

Caught this piece of disturbing news today…

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MP: Okay for rapists to marry victims, even some 9-year-olds can marry
KUALA LUMPUR: There is nothing wrong with a rape victim marrying the rapist, according to a Barisan Nasional lawmaker who even suggested that some nine-year-olds were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage.

Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahaya, in trying to refute Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud (Amanah-Kota Raja), said that some 12- and 15-year-old girls looked older than their actual ages.

“When we discuss 12- and 15-year-olds, we don’t see their physical bodies because some children aged 12 or 15, their bodies are like 18-year-old women,” Shabudin told the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday.

The former Syariah court judge added that some girls who reached puberty when they were as young as nine years old were “physically and spiritually” ready for marriage.

“So it’s not impossible for them to get married,” Shabudin said, adding that there was “nothing wrong” with a rape victim marrying the rapist as it could serve as a “remedy” to the increasing number of social problems.

Shabudin said this when debating the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill 2017 after several Opposition lawmakers suggested amending it to include child marriages as an offence.

He said that although rape is a criminal offence, the rapist and the victim should be “given a second chance to turn a new leaf in life”.

“Perhaps through marriage they can lead a healthier, better life. And the person who was raped does not necessarily have a bleak future. She will have a husband, at least, and this could serve as a remedy to growing social problems,” he said.

Dr Siti Mariah, however, argued that allowing the rapist to marry the victim would not guarantee a better life.

“I don’t agree with marrying off the victim to the rapist. If the rapist repents, maybe that’s fine, but what if the husband is ‘haprak’ (useless)?” she said.

Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Kulai) cited two cases of the victims marrying the attackers, and argued that the marriages ended up becoming more problematic, causing more hurt.

She said that one of the cases involved a 35-year-old man in Negri Sembilan who married a 14-year-old with a disability after allegedly raping her. The man then reportedly raped his 11-year-old sister-in-law and forced his wife to film him committing the act.

Citing his experience as a judge, Shabudin, however, said that Teo should not generalise the issue as there have been many cases where such marriages did not end in divorce.

“The girl becomes safer when she is married rather than when she is left alone. Don’t assume they (rapists) remain bad people,” he said.

Teo’s motion to amend the Sexual Offences Against Children Bill to include child marriages as an offence was ultimately defeated by a voice vote.

This guy –> Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahaya –> is a member of the parliament.

Member of the Parliament, ladies and gentlemen… Member of the Parliament…

Somebody please kill me already.

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March 7, 2016

act of desperation

Recent headlines in Malaysia – some top echelons of the Malaysian opposition party were seen in a press conference together with ex-PM Dr. M and his son and some other old BN farts, in a desperate attempt to seek some attention or gain empathy to oust the current Prime Minister of Malaysia, after a few failed feeble attempts.

Here’s a piece of news today, one of the opposition leaders trying to justify the orgy the other day [source]

‘It is time for us to move on’
SHAH ALAM: PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali says it is imperative that everyone moves forward to save Malaysia, rather than dwells on the past.

The Selangor Mentri Besar said although he had a close relationship with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad when he was serving then deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the reconciliation that took place last Friday was nothing personal.

It was about saving Malaysia, he said.

Both Azmin and Dr Mahathir had attended a gathering along with political figures from both sides of the political divide to initiate a citizens’ declaration to demand the removal of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Azmin also said it would seem curious for him to work with Dr Mahathir when the former prime minister had sacked his boss Anwar in 1998.

“I served a senior Umno leader (Anwar) for 13 years. Of course, I (also) have a close and personal relationship with Dr Mahathir for many years.

“We were at the citizens’ gathering as Malaysians representing different political parties, ideologies and different civil societies in the interests of the nation and the people.

“It is not about personal choice. To me it is a matter of principle,” Azmin said when met after flagging off the Women’s Marathon 2016 here yesterday.

“What happened in 1998 I certainly cannot forget. Nobody forgets the history. It is for us to learn the lesson.

“But we need to move forward and I think it is time for us to move on,” he said, adding that the reconciliation was “good for the country”.

Azmin said more meetings on the citizens’ declaration would take place with all leaders who had signed the document.

Here’s what I don’t understand – if Najib is such a bane to UMNO or BN’s existence, why do the opposition guys wanted to oust him out so much? Wouldn’t leaving him to continue the bad work be a boon to the opposition? Why orgy with the UMNO has-beens to oust the PM? Won’t they just replace the position with another nincompoop?

It’s like wanting Kim Jong Il to step down, only to be replaced by his corpulent son with a worse hairstyle. Don’t you guys see the problem? It doesn’t make sense. Oh, but what do I know, I’m just a goddamn engineer.

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