Thursday, September 20, 2007

God help us, Malaysia

I am totally floored by this shocking video.

Malaysia, I weep for you!


The will to remain unchanged

I was reading about this and am struck by a simple and plain truth about what is deeply wrong with our handling of important agencies in this country resulting in tragic consequences that continue to happen again and again.

As in the effort to weed out corruption that is yielding no real tangible results other than generating pages and pages of news columns to remind us that it is still rampant in this country - exactly how are we to expect that things will truly change for goodness sake?

We can all will some things to change for the better in this country but will anything change at all if the people who will make the changes possible will not do so?

At the end of the day it matters not that the will is there, Pak Lah, but they just won't!

And what can YOU do about it?


Sunday, September 16, 2007

Selamat Hari Malaysia

Hari Kebangsaan ke-50 was celebrated with much pomp and pageantry but beneath all that, a certain kind of sad nostalgia was palpably felt among us all.

Almost everyone is trying to find a good reason to glorify the achievements that have come our way 50 years after having negotiated our independence from the British.

But are we trying too hard to convince ourselves that we are still on the right track towards becoming the sort of people and country that would make Malaysia truly a place where perhaps a piece of heaven on earth can be found?

Why are we not celebrating Hari Malaysia on a grander scale?

Sebagai seorang anak Malaysia, saya seharusnya berbangsa Malaysia dan berkaum Malaysia, bukan?

So, Hari Malaysia should have been a true celebration of what it means to be a Malaysian. Not a Melayu, Cina, India, Iban, Kadazan, Dusun atau lain-lain?

Let us bring more meaning to this special day instead of treating it as just another historical date when Sabahans and Sarawakians officially join us as Malaysians.

SELAMAT HARI MALAYSIA daripada seorang anak Malaysia!


Friday, September 14, 2007

CSR the Malaysian way

I haven't been reading a lot of blogs and online news lately due to various reasons.

But I want to make a side comment on something that has ruffled not a few feathers concerning the government's requirement for PLCs to show their commitment to corporate social responsibility ala Ketuanan Melayu as succinctly put by Aisehman in his blog entry titled "Bursa Melayu."

This is one of those things that we should really be ashamed of. But the shameful part is that some people JUST DON'T. Or rather, the people who came up with this idea don't.

Greed is like cancer. It grows and grows out of control until it dies along with the host it feeds on.

And this is nothing but SHEER GREED.

We don't tear our hairs out that our government do not practise good CSR in terms of employing more non-Malays into middle and top management positions in the public sector.

So, when our government start defining CSR as extending the handout policies to the private sector, something truly sad is happening to our society. To what it means to be a Malaysian.

I just feel so ashamed.

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Hot soup trouble

Just as I am warming up to a new season of frussing and fussing about the silly goings-on in this country, I was stopped dead in my tracks by a bowl of hot soup.

Soup spill on the keyboard is a rather major damage which I found out to my dismay. I am now without my laptop and had to post this short notice on a borrowed PC.

On a slightly cheerful note, maybe this is a good opportunity for hubby to get me something useful for my birthday next month. :-)

Right now, I feel :-(

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