Monday, October 22, 2018

Saifuddin's mouthpiece to reply Anifah is one week late


One would expect a columnist with accolades of assignments and Harvard mentioned in his resume like Phar Kim Beng would have given a decent commentary to Dato Anifah Aman's response in Parliamant to Malaysia Baru's new Foreign Minister, Dato Saifuddin Abdullah.

Phar's reply to Anifah's calling of Saifuddin as not "well-versed" in South China Seas issue was to reduced it to as hackneved.

He then ridiculed the expertise of a former Director General of Maritime Department in the Foreign Minister, who was recently sent to France as Malaysia's new Ambassador, as Anifah's only expert on South China Sea.

Subsequently, he was throwing the names of few diplomats, which was not quite clear whether he was potraying Anifah as getting the wrong advise from the wrong people or Saifuddin seek advise from better diplomats.

Phar seemed to run down all the diplomats which advised both Anifah and Saifuddin. This technique in debate is hackneyed, meaning overused; unoriginal and trite. It is so DAPish to run down without giving a fair and honest assessment.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Forget politics ... What about our lives and the economy, stupid!


Still doing a pun on Bill Clinton.

Voters turnout for by-elections have been low and the same expected for the return of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim via Port Dickson.

Many more charges against Dato Najib and now Datin Seri Rosmah. Will it make the public more angry towards them or if it is overdone, could it result in public sympathy?

Tan Sri Zainuddin Maidin is lendong a hand to spew insults to fire up hatred but again, no charge sheet is ready. Printer's fault at the AGC.

Was the hurried charges meant as diversion to an unproductive London-New York-London trip for PM or divert attention from PD for PPBM's subtle attempt to deny Anwar of victory?

Apparently claimed a source, few of the candidates in PD are being funded. But wonder who cares for all these politics when life is getting difficult.

World Bank forecasted Malaysia's economy to grow slower than expected. [Read in NST here]. Cost of living for B40 went up in multiples. [Read TMI here.]

PH campaigned on this issue but when in government, only aggravate matters. So the need to cook up a RM1 trillion debt lie!

If that is not bad enough, official government statistics for August confirmed trade contraction for the world's 16th largest trading nation. [Read here.]

Monday, September 24, 2018

Did't I tell you? - Rumi



Didn't I tell you
Do not leave me for I am your only Friend,
I am the spring of life.
Even if you leave in anger for thousands of years
You will come back to me for I am your goal and your end.

Didn't I tell you
not to be seduced by this colorful world
for I am the Ultimate Painter.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Words of Thomas Jefferson relevent for current Malaysia


Bear with it and endure.

Those were the words of  Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father, who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and later served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. More in Wikipedia here.

There will be those still believing it was a necessary change or too proud to admit their mistake of choice. Naturally, the likes of us believe the majority chose the bigger evil.

More of Thomas Jefferson quotations which will increasingly be relevent discussion in the current political environment in Malaysia.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MUSICAL INTERLUDE: Revolution



Revolution

By The Beatles

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world

Monday, August 13, 2018

Surely Tun Daim ... Man Koboi for SC Chairman?


Blogger Big Dog's growl towards a lawyer Dato for ridiculous expectation on Lembaga Tabung Haji came off as a surprise. Why is the newly appointed Chairman, Tan Sri Mohd Nor Yusof rather quiet?

According to sources familiar with corporate figures of Tun Dr Mahathir's first time as Prime Minister, Mohd Nor Yusof is associated with Tun Daim. Recent appointments to PNB, Khazanah, BNM, and Petronas was noticeably aligned directly or indirectly to Mahathir or Daim.

Positions to head Bursa Malaysia and Securities Commission are still not fulfilled. Bursa CEO, Dato Seri Tajuddin Atan tendered his resignation in June and it is still headless. There is widespread head hunting exercise but no takers due to the low salary.

Government must be in a bind to fill-up the large number of vacancies that even Dato Ahmad Azman bin Dato Abdul Manaf or Man Koboi to his MCOBA friends is considered acceptable for the position of SC Chairman.

It was Utusan Malaysia that broke the story yesterday. Unless it is a decoy before a surprise announcement, The Star reported Azman as the likely candidate.

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