Tuesday, 27 October 2009


I find it funny that the issue of alleged copycat by Malaysia of the Indonesian 'culture' and the footage of a documentary (which I'm sure has been resolved by now) are being brought up to a certain unhealthy level by certain group laced with some political interest had been taken rather 'seriously' by the government or more specifically some of their officials.

It's silly that this has to happen to the country that supposed to be the closest neighbour and had been handing out help to them, whenever calamity strike their homeland.
This burning of hate or as what they called it 'ganyang Malaysia' had to stop and the government must take a very strict measure to help curb this hate feeling escalate into a more difficult diplomatic level.

One thing for sure was the work of the mighty pen.
All this hate burning would not be widespread should the government know the level of freedom of writing. What I'm trying to emphasise here is the work of their print journalist, which in my own personal opinion are given the freedom to write without boundaries, especially when it come to issue such as bilateral between two countries.

I guess they must have been given the flag to go and write whatever they like without trying to curb their journalist from telling untruthful stories about Malaysia. Perhaps also, this happen because there are no law against them unlike Malaysian journalist whom are required to sign a special act Akta Rahsia Rasmi for both the journalist and the publisher and another act Akta Mesin Cetak for all local print media.

This was one story which will be informed from a senior to another, where there was a case when one writer wrote inside his novel that the Indonesian ate rats, during the confrontational period between the two countries. What he wrote might be his own personal thought, or he must have heard it from somewhere, just like me and perhaps some others whom have heard and be told not to eat satay at any roadside mobile stall in Indonesia. So, back to the writer just now, he was later called to the local ministry KDN and asked to emit all words deem 'hurtful' the Indonesian people.

That is a show of respect. The government of Malaysia are not just very sensitive and trying hard not to create any ill feeling with its neighbouring country(s) but the neighbour(s)they themselves are not taking the same step to take care of their neighbour's feeling.

More intriguing was the non-action by its President because although all sort of provocations created by their nationals (here and there) and the media, i have yet to read any sort of indictment befallen their journalist or publishers who are responsible burning the hatred sentiments towards Malaysia.

Would it be wrong to say that the President is not sensitive towards the feeling of its closest neighbour?

Or perhaps he thought it won't hurt to criticise each another?

Friday, 23 October 2009

Home sweet Home

I cannot imagine a month would just passed on just like that....and nothing much had been accomplished by moi.
It had been a month plus since im back to my country of birth for a short holiday cum touching base with the families, yet i still haven't get to achieve some of the things that me and my the other half intended to do. It is so frustrating.
But, of course, the frustration cannot be compared to driving in Klang Valley during rush hours....mind you -- im not talking about rainy afternoons!

Gosh.... i cannot imagine myself having to go thru the bad traffic anymore. Part feeling lucky that im out of this country and part is not. But when it come to the bad traffic, bad drivers (although where im living right now the drivers are hundred times worst -- but they are skilled and fast!!); i thank God for the life that He granted me now. Ameen.

Just so you know; and having to experience with 'macat' in Jakarta, (i heard Bangkok is worst)while mending an office there; the traffic jams in Kuala Lumpur would come at par with Jakarta already. It used to be an ice-breaker chat by some people when it comes to commenting about Jakarta -- but i am sure it will be the same about Kuala Lumpur now.

The first time i braved thru a bad crawl was when i headed home from Sri Hartamas through the NKVE highway. Thinking that there might be an accident caused by some irritated or careless drivers, i drove patiently but just right after the Subang Jaya exit, i saw the traffic beginning to subsides -- so, that mean ; NO accident.....perhaps one of the heavy traffic days, i told myself.
Then come the second time, the same road and almost the same time -- the same crazy slow traffic right up to the Subang Jaya exit. I know this time that this crawl is a sure permanent thing along this particular highway.

I voiced my frustration about the current traffic situation around Klang Valley and it seems the bad crawl (i mean this is worst compared to just 2 years ago) is a daily dose of driving along any highways around the area. And one can't run away from any traffic jam that used to be hailed gloriously by the Federal Highway.

Name it.
Malaysia can have the most tolled highways just concentrating around the Klang Valley and driving in and out of one toll booth is nothing new anymore -- the drivers still have to faced bad jams and near stand still traffic during rush hours. The situation will get worst when it pours.

I was greeted with huge shocked when paying the LDP (Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong) and was informed later that the toll charges had been increased again -- just to go to a less than a kilometre area.

Personally i do not know to how much more the government will suck-up to the toll concessionaires request to increase the charges as and when they like. The road is still bad. The traffic got worse. The public transports sucks. The people got tired of protesting by the road side to manifest their frustration towards the unscrupulous decision made by the elected government.

So would it be still home sweet home for me?Nope
On the other hand, perhaps -- but only for the food.