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Road Blocks Again! August 7, 2008

Filed under: Politics — siaoyue @ 11:06 am
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This morning I got an SMS from a reputable source telling me there maybe road blocks in major roads leading to town and be prepared to get stuck in one of those crawls.   Police have also been deployed on most major roads and are to be on 24 hrs standby, I was told.  Shucks..it’s one of those days again where those monkeys are up to their nuisance again!

 

Arrgh…..all because Anwar Ibrahim has been charged with Sodomy ( the SODOMY Part II)!

 

If all these monkeys just put their focus elsewhere and cater more to the suffering of the common folks, we will have a better country to live in.  The share market has plummeted so badly since the March 8th elections, I can’t even be bothered looking anymore.  Don’t even know if there’s anything left of my investments!  One suggestion, resolve the MRR2 problem first la!

 

MONKEYS!!!!!!Bodoh-wi…

 

May DSAI and his family see justice being done….

 

What constitutes embezzlement? July 23, 2008

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The Pakatan Rakyat State Government in Penang has been accused of ’embezzling’ RM30 mil by the State Umno Secretary, Datuk Azhar Ibrahim.

 

The Star reports:

 

“The state says that it is trying to save money by flying economy class and implementing austerity measures but it is actually embezzling the people’s money by not collecting the illegal hawking and parking compounds issued before March 8,” said the Penaga assemblyman who twice described himself as a “good guy” in his debate on the motion of thanks on the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas’s speech.

State exco member Phee Boon Poh (DAP-Sungai Puyu) stood up to demand clarification from Azhar on how the state had embezzled the people’s money.

“The state’s duty is to collect the compounds but it did not, so that is menyelewenglah! Why are you taking care of those who are guilty? What about those who have paid, do they get a refund?” Azhar, who is state Umno secretary, retorted.

 

I am not even going to bother doing a wikipedia or dictionary.com search on the meaning of ‘embezzlement‘.  Even my 15 year old cousin can give me a better explanation than this fler. 

 

Thank you Datuk Azhar, for enlightening me and 21 million other Malaysians on the real meaning of embezzlement.

 

Note: I paid RM12 on behalf of my friend, Fu for the movie ticket for Red Cliff.  Please do not menyeleweng my money and return it promptly ok!

 

History is achieved.. Final Part of Election Fever March 9, 2008

Filed under: Politics — siaoyue @ 10:56 am

I stayed up until almost 3 am last night to follow the election results.  It is probably more seat gripping than watching Clovefield. I had the telly on and was refreshing the Malaysiakini.com page every other minute.  BN forms the federal government but the oppostion coalition of DAP-PAS-PKR has shocked the nation alike by winning five states, Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Kelantan and Perak.  A new Malaysia is reborn! BN has been denied of their 2/3 majority! LET’S ALL HOPE FOR A BETTER MALAYSIA TOMORROW…

Congratulations to DAP’s PJ Utara Tony Pua – where I went for our polling agent duties yesterday, who won by a whopping 19,000 votes! 

Someone jokingly mentioned to me this morning that I may have to queue in seperate lines – guys one side, girls one side in supermarkets when visiting Balak in his Alor Star (in Kedah) hometown next Chinese New Year.  A ruling implemented by the PAS government in other states previously.  Well this ruling was no longer applied during my visit to Kota Bharu, Kelantan in the supermarkets.  However, men and women alike were still split into two different areas during the Hari Raya open house lunch gatherings in one of the major hospitals we audited two years back.  Not sure though if this is just an individual preference or state ruling……but I still found it amusing.

On a different note, Tok Mun, the 89 year old candidate for Kuala Terengganu has only managed to secure 685 votes and would therefore loose her RM10,000 deposits – as she has not managed to secure more than 1/8 of the seats.  However, her campaign volunteers have come up with a transparent system for all to donate to this courageous granny who have touched our lives in some way or another.  If you wish to donate, please goto her website for more details

I’ve made a RM20 contribution.  Hey…it might be a little meagre but something is better than nothing right? 

 

My day on March 8, 2008 – Election Fever Part 3 March 8, 2008

Filed under: Politics — siaoyue @ 9:06 pm

The night before…

12.54am – Awakened by Balak’s sms.  He and Tommy are stuck in the crawl back to Alor Star.  Guess many ppl are going up North to vote as well.

5.08am – Rudely awakened again by a drunk Nick slurring though his sms in his Singlish about some chic! ….the nerve of him! just because we’re ‘cousins’ …

8.30a.m – Rise and shine.  Ready to start my day!!!

9.15a.m – Cast my vote in Jalan Bangkung school for Lembah Pantai constituency.  Done in 5 minutes.  The SPR usher mentioned that there is virtually nobody that age group voting in the school.  Shame on u….

9.45a.m – Reach grandma’s house.  She’s go gung-ho to vote!  And she’s 81 this year!  Walked down to the school down the road in Jalan Maarof to cast her vote.dscf3710.jpg

11am – We meet Kevin for lunch at La Bodega BSC.  Thanks Kev for the brunch.  Wait for my bonus..then my treat!

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12.40 – Arrive at Sekolah Rendah Sungai Way.  I’m here to be a polling and counting agent for PJ utara.  Help where I can lor…Meet Anne ( my colleague) and Anttyk at the DAP booth, located further down the road.  Collect our stationery.  Agent Card.  Official forms etc.

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My agent card…

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1.05pm – I arrive at the Stream 7 classroom.  The situation was not as hostile as I thought.  Rather relaxed.  The polling clerks, presiding officers and opposition’s polling agent were all very friendly.  Instantly, I settled in.  We (me and the other polling agent) were each even offered a ‘char siew pau’ from one of the polling clerks!

Although till about 5 what I did was just sit at my little space allocated and strike off the names of those who have voted from the list and ensure no phantom voters, we still had a good laugh at some of the voters’ antics.  Lau Weng San from DAP (candidate for constituency N35 Kampung Tunku) pops by occasionally.

4.30pm -half hour to go.  me and anttyk constantly sms each other to keep ourselves entertained.  The second vote counter from both DAP and BN arrive.

5pm – Grrriing.  Bell rings.  Time’s up.  No more voting.  Door’s closed.  And let the counting begin……..Polling clerks seperate the votes…DAP…..BN…each into their allocated boxes………

6.30pm – We get the results…..woohooooooooooooooooooo….weeeheeeett.  Sms anttyk and Anne to wait at the DAP booth.  Got a couple of spoilt votes.  I just wonder to myself sometimes….if u already plan to tick both parties or try something funny, why even bother wasting ur time and petrol to drive to the polling centre …or are they just plain ignorant.  Considering my stream where the age group are ppl around late 40s early 50s….they would have probably already voted like what 5-6 times?

7pm – I see Anttyk running excitedly towards the booth.  *Overheard at the DAP booth. * Wa….look at that excited person running towards us…….I think he has good news…

7.15pm – Starts to drizzle heavily.  We bid goodbye.  Walking to my car, I met..or rather the most horrifying FLASHER met with me…the 3 girls walking in front absolutely ignored this flashing uncle.  And mind u, he was urgh…indeed this 50ish 60 something year old bullfrog and he had the cheek to flash in front of the police station in Sungai Way.  So take a wild guess how awful he must have looked.  If I were not sms-ing Anne precisely at the moment and taken aback by his actions, I bet I would have kicked him.

Let’s wait for the full results tonight……

What a way to end my eventful day!

 

Election Fever Part 2 March 7, 2008

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Final day for campaigning.   

Remember how we all read about a 89 year old grandma, Maimun binti Yusuf or more fondly known as Tok Mun an independent candidate for P.036 Kuala Terengganu, who has probably gained more international coverage than most politicians.  She has given inspiration to many “fighting for the country’s sake … to improve conditions for poor people.” Just a rural clothing saleswoman with little political experience, Tok Mun simply just wants to want to help create better education and better opportunities for people so that they can have a better life.

Imagine my surprise today as I read The Star online and saw none other than my old friend Brian Ong & two of his friends, who have travelled all the way from KL to help out with her campaigning after reading about her in the papers.  Read here for her news coverage as at March 7, 2008

She has definitely given inspiration to all the young and old alike out there.  Lesson learnt – You’re never too old to do anything or make any significant contribution to community.

Tok Mun’s blog – http://maimunbintiyusuf.blogspot.com/ has been specially created to reach out to the public via cyberspace.

Let’s all give her a chance and hope her dreams of giving a better life for the needy and unfortunate is realized after tomorrow….

 

Election Fever February 29, 2008

Filed under: Politics — siaoyue @ 10:28 am

The in-thing now is no longer Astro’s ad ‘睇左啦’? or asking if you’ve seen Edison’s leaked photos ‘睇左未?’.  It’s ‘Who are you voting for-ah?’.  As much as we try to stay neutral or stay secretive, in some way or the other, we’re probably going to be roped into political conversations at some point and that’s when we have to take sides.  And these conversations normally start with ‘U saw that speech by Mr XXX or not.  That idiot dare to say something like that-ah’ or ‘Eh, I went to Ms. XXX’s ceramah..wah laueh’.

Anttyk and myself tried to do our part as Malaysians and went to volunteer ourselves as polling agents for The-Day.  What is a polling agent?  Basically, just to sit in the allocated classrooms on voting day and be alert to make sure no hanky-panky stuff happens.  No we don’t get paid!  (Hint Hint!!!!)…….Went for the polling agent training last night and indeed, it was an eye opener.  I was definitely surprised by the number of supporters last night. 

We’re now all geared up for March 8, 2008.  Will write more about my experiences then – as a first time voter, first time polling agent.

Amidst all the hoo-haa on the elections, I thought might as well post something  to show show la.  The picture below, with our ex PM was taken late last year when he visited Plaza Mont Kiara one Sunday morning. 

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