Chinese Malaysians asking for too much?

By Zaini Hassan

WHAT else do Chinese Malaysians want? Let us put aside the reasons why they do not support the current government in Kuala Lumpur. Let us study first what else they want.

For that, we have to go back to history. The Chinese came to Malaya to seek opportunities. They had lived a hard life in mainland China for hundreds of years. Like the whites who migrated to the American continent because it was the land of opportunity, the Chinese migrated to Malaya to make their fortunes in this bountiful land.

The strategy of their forebears has borne fruit. The Chinese have attained what they wanted. They now live in the lap of luxury in this land of opportunity called Malaysia.

In fact, it is not only in Malaysia that they have attained what they wanted. They have even gained full control of Singapore.

Singapore is not their original country. The Singapore Chinese and the Malaysian Chinese were originally boat people. The difference is that those who landed in Singapore managed to gain full control of Singapore, but those who landed in Malaysia did not manage to control Malaysia.

In Malaysia, the Chinese live in peace with the Malays, the indigenous people and the Indians. In comparison, in Singapore, the Chinese control politics and the Government. In Malaysia, the Malays still control politics and the government.

The systems of both governments are the same, but it is vice versa: The Malays dominate in Malaysia while the Chinese dominate across the Causeway.

In contrast, the Malays in Singapore and the Chinese in Malaysia are very different. The Malays in Singapore lead ordinary lives while the Chinese in Malaysia lead lives that are 'more than ordinary'.

In fact, former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad once stated that if all the Chinese-owned buildings in Kuala Lumpur were lifted from the map, only the buildings in Kampung Baru, a Malay area, would remain in the city.

All the other buildings are owned by Chinese Malaysians. The well-known shopping centres in Malaysia are owned by the Chinese.

The Chinese Malaysians are fantastic. They control all the cities and major towns in peninsular Malaysia, as well as Sabah and Sarawak.

They produce the largest number of, and the most successful, professionals. The school system of the Chinese Malaysians is the best among similar school systems in the world.

The Chinese account for most of the students studying in the best private colleges in Malaysia. The Malays can gain admission into only government-owned colleges of ordinary reputation.

With regard to corporate and private organisations, it is the Chinese who dominate. The Malays number just a few; most of them are low-level employees.

In fact, knowing Mandarin is a pre-requisite for applying for jobs in these organisations.

Finally, an annual survey by the Malaysian Business magazine has found that eight of the 10 richest people in Malaysia are Chinese. The following is the list of the 10 richest people in Malaysia:

# Mr Robert Kuok Hock Nien

# Mr Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan

# Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng

# Tan Sri Teh Hong Piow

# Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay

# Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan

# Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary

# Puan Sri Lee Kim Hua

# Tan Sri Tiong Hiew King

# Tan Sri Vincent Tan Chee Yioun

This is the reality in Malaysia, my beloved country. Is the current government, which has been in power for 52 years, cruel and totalitarian? What else do the Chinese Malaysians want?

I think I know, and I think you know too.

Lady Gaga's latest trend - leg amputation

LOS ANGELES - USA - The bizarre American pop starlet, Lady GaGa, astounded fans and TV audiences Friday when she announced that she has had one of her legs amputated below the knee purely for fashion purposes.

The pop singer endured the operation so that she could look increasingly 'different', and it seems she has achieved her objective. Her record company even paid for the operation and her new video will showcase the knew image when filming begins in three weeks.

"This is the latest fashion I'm starting and you can see that I'm a world leader when it comes to wacky and weird shit huh. Next month after I recover from the surgery I hope to have the other leg amputated or maybe my arm, hmm...which one should I amputate next?" Lady GaGa said on MTV yesterday whilst hopping around the studio.

"Cosmetic Amputation Surgery"

According to pop music experts, Lady GaGa has pioneered a new trend in pop acts who want to cash in on the amputations.

"Just think how cool it would be if other mediocre pop acts were to amputate parts of their bodies? You could have headless wonders singing along to their latest template RnB nonsense drum tracks or maybe legless fucktard bimbos being ferried around in wheel chairs or makeshift carts. Personally, I think this new trend is a godsend, and I'd be first in line to chop off that untalented cunt Robbie Williams' head or how about that awful vulgar tart, Paris Hilton. I think this GaGa bird is onto something, innit," Ronald Schweiner, a music journalist for Melody Maker remarked.

Veteran pop act, Madonna has already shown an interest in the new craze and has vowed to have both of her unsightly arms amputated, and in an extra twist, donated to science.
By Frankie Genchi on May 2nd, 2010
Filed Under: Music | Tags: Lady GaGa, LOL, Rumours

The rumours that Lady Gaga has had her leg amputated from the knee down are not true – what a surprise!

According to reports Gaga dropped the bombshell on Wednesday, on MTV.

Then came the blogs, Tweets and photoshopped images of Gaga with a fake leg – and to think, some people still didn’t believe the rumours.

One site who didn’t was E!, who contacted Gaga’s label and eventually received a reply saying that the rumours were “not true”.

So there you go, despite our photo, Lady Gaga still has two (or possibly even three) legs as she arrived in Japan.

Datukship for someone who did nothing for the public

From: "how siau"
Subject: Datukship for someone who did nothing for the public

Perak BN Govt sudah Bodoh. Bolehland's shameful act of total disgrace - What sort of 'DATUKSHIP' was that?? Perak BN Govt sudah Bodoh. She will definitely find it not safe to return to her constituency

Surely the public cannot be blamed for its strong and solid hunch that Hee Yit Foong's datukship has very much to do with her role in helping the BN hijack the
Perak State Government. Surely Hee must be rewarded handsomely for such
great handiwork!

By Martin Jalleh

It was a historic occasion for Hee Yit Foong. She was bestowed the honorary
title "Datuk" by his Highness the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Shah, on the
occasion of his 82nd birthday.

Hee must have been so "hee-elated". It was the high point of her life after
having gone through the depths of great public humiliation and to contend
with the hate heaped on her especially by Perakians.

Indeed, she has been hounded and abuses hurled on her when she did the
hop-step-and-jump political dance. She hopped out of her party, stepped on
the people's will and jumped into the waiting arms of the BN as an

During a State Assembly meeting several DAP lawmakers gave her hell, threw
RM1 notes at her and told her to resign as she had no honour left for
selling her soul and State away!

Some in her Jelapang constituency hung an effigy of her and burnt it in a
mock Chinese funeral rite! Others wanted to get their hands on her whose
defection from DAP triggered BN's takeover of Perak.

Hee was hoping that the people would be hoodwinked by her hee-haw over how
she was supposedly shunned, smeared, sidelined and "squeezed out of the DAP
step-by-step" by its party leaders.

She denied that she had left the party because she was hankering after a
state exco seat and was huffing and puffing and making a hue and cry over
not being given a new Camry!

The DAP called her excuses pure humbug. They had not only groomed her to
such great heights in politics but made her the first non-Malay, female, and
physically handicapped deputy speaker in the country's history.

In Feb., Zambry harped about Hee's "service record" and asked Perakians to
give her "a chance to serve" as an assemblywoman. The rakyat of course saw
no reason to heed the hoax and highfaluting Umno Court-appointed MB!

Alas, the people are humoured by the State's high recognition of Hee through
the Sultan. What did she do to deserve to be hailed with such a title? What
is the hidden reason for the crowning of this overnight "heeroine" of Zambry's
State Government?

Zambry's hype about Hee's "service record" was half-witted and could not
really hold. Soon after she had hopped over to be independent of the people's
will and vote, she had gone into hiding in order to save her own hide.

Her constituents in Jelapang confirm she is in hibernation. The DAP has
formed the Jelapang Service Team (JST) to handle the needs of her

Further, how has Hee performed in the State Assembly? Has she contributed
significantly to the debates (considering her halting Bahasa Malaysia) and
to policy making? The answer is very obvious.

Two of Hee's hallmarks in the supposedly hallowed House were when she became
"hee-sterical" and demanded that she had the power as deputy speaker to
chair the Perak state assembly to get Ganesan (illegally) elected as the new
speaker in the chaotic sitting.

The other instance was when she used a pepper spray on a PR assemblyman in
the House at the height of the havoc that took place. She denied doing it
but her histrionics in the State Assembly were highly publicised on U-Tube!

Surely the public cannot be blamed for its strong and solid hunch that Hee's
datukship has very much to do with her role in helping the BN hijack the
Perak State Government. Surely Hee must be rewarded handsomely for such
great handiwork!

Hee Yit Foong will remain haunted for the rest of her life for having
committed the the "hee-nous" and "hee-deous" crime of betraying the trust of
those who voted for the party that she once represented.

As Hee makes hay while the sun shines, it is very clear that she will be
"hee-story" when the next general election comes!

For now the rakyat of Perak have to bear up with the new Datuk's

Posted by: soh6299
Hello Puan Hee Yit Foong,

I understand you are OKU but I can not feel what you are feeling now. Being a traitor in chinese means you will be a shame for what you have done in times to come.

Why after 22 years in DAP, you choose to turn back the wisdom you have held for all these long years? Money?

Money can not buy you respect, it has to be earned. The picture of you talking to Perak Sultan is clearly a statement that you know what you are doing. People elected you yet you jump ship for whatever reasons, and you have your last chance when you are facing the Perak Sultan. If you are under pressure or threaten from someone, you have the chance to tell the Perak Sultan to save yourself. But I don't think so by looking at the picture.

By next week when all things are settled down, you will not be the same person anymore. All your life will be different because of : you have let down those people who voted for you.

French man wins $1.66 million in RWS casino

By Desmond Ng

SOME guys have all the luck, as singer Rod Stewart would say.

And one such lucky guy managed to overcome the house odds and walked away with a cool $1.66 million from Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).

The French tourist struck the mega jackpot in the casino last Saturday and won the highest amount since the casino opened in February.

We understand that he didn’t want to have his pictures taken by an RWS staff for their records.

When The New Paper contacted RWS, they confirmed that the man had been playing the slot machines in the non-smoking area.

Playing alone

It is understood that he was playing alone atone of the poker slot machines.

He placed a $25 bet and ended up winning the Mega Millions Jackpot, which consists of a number of slot machines connected to a “megamillions jackpot”.

The various slot machines offer different types of games but it does not matter which machine one plays.

The payout can roll up to $3 million, said RWS.

It also said that there was another winner who walked away with close to $440,000 after hitting a different jackpot on March 16.

This particular winner was playing Caribbean Stud Poker on the tables when he hit the jackpot prize.

Mr Tony Compton, 52, who lectures on casino management at the Boston Business School here, said that the chance of winning such a mega jackpot is literally one-in-a-million.

He said: “The chances of winning it (the jackpot) are very small and very random. The bigger the payout, the lesser the chances, which also makes it attractive.

“Everyone wants to put 50 cents to win $1 million.”

Mr Compton used to work as a slot floor attendant in South Africa, where he monitored the operation of slot machines.

When asked if this jackpot win will put a dent on RWS’ bankroll, Mr Compton said it’s difficult to say because he doesn’t know their revenue numbers.

He said: “But from a casino’s point of view, it makes for good publicity because everyone will want to win that $1 million.”

Does Najib knows your under-wear?

From: "Tadpole"
Subject: Re: NAJIB is underwear expert

"how siau" wrote
> Is it by virtue of the fact that he had striped many women in his life
> time so far?

> "xlandjy" wrote
>> PM Najib said that he knows the underwear of Pakatan... In fact, he
>> knows a lot more of underwear than any other people... He loves under
>> wear of Mongolians.....

With such great talent and speciality, it will be a waste if he does not
publish a book.

Jacouelyn Peggy Teoh Leaked Webcam Video

From: reborner
Subject: Jacouelyn Peggy Teoh Leaked Webcam Video
Yet another model's nude pics appear online

In the past two weeks, three women's nude pictures were splashed
online. Just yesterday the photos of Jacouelyn Teoh, a Malaysian
model, were leaked on the internet.

Najib spend 76 million to meet Obama : Dr M says

From: The Cynic
Subject: Re: What proof has Dr Mahathir?
On Apr 16, 6:31 pm, "lsc" wrote:

> Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today he disagrees with the Najib
> administration for spending a whopping RM76 million to arrange a meeting
> between the prime minister and US President Barack Obama earlier this week.
> Surely Parlaiment must approve this bill if it is true. Hiow come the press
> or media is so quiet about it?

Hee hee hee.
So many things the press know but won't print. One example, who gave
orders to kill the Mongolian model and why?
A few days ago I saw a documentary on well-known Malaysian cartoonist
Lat (on Discovery Channel, I think). In it Lat mentions that while he
was with the New Straits Times he drew some political cartoons but the
Chief Editor warned him that if he published such cartoons, they would
be detained.
Ah! that is Asian press democracy. While on this subject, are you
aware that the Chinese government jailed a guy for exposing that
shoddy construction work led to the collapse of many schools in an
earthquake and killing thousands of school kids.

Full coverage:
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he disagrees with the current administration for spending a whopping RM76 million ($33 million) to arrange a meeting between PM Najib Razak and United States President Barack Obama earlier this week.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Depart-ment, Mr Nazri Aziz, had disclosed the amount paid to global public relations firm, Apco Worldwide. He claimed it was necessary to "repair" Malaysia-US ties strained during Dr Mahathir's 22-year rule from 1981 to 2003.

Dr Mahathir said: "Meeting is good but to say this money is spent because of what happened in the past, I don't think is good. Whether the ties are good or bad, the fact is the US has not done anything that would show they were offended by us," he added, citing the absence of official US complaints during his administration. -The Malaysian Insider.

Why are the Malays poor? Blame it on Umno!

Who squandered the national wealth on prestige projects while neglecting the poor? Who bailed out crony businessmen by writing off billions of ringgit, asks P Ramakrishnan.

Of late, the pressure is building up to convey the impression that the Malays are poor because of the non-Malays. It is trumpeted that the non-Malays are enriching themselves at the expense of the Malays.

This erroneous and mischievous line of argument is deliberately pushed to achieve two objectives: One, to get the Malays riled up and to create hatred for the non-Malays as the source and cause of Malay poverty. Two, this is a ploy to consolidate the position of these hate-mongers so that they can be accepted as the defenders of the race and champions who would deliver the Malays from their wretched situation.

But these extremist elements do not reveal how they have benefited from the policies of Umno that were meant for the welfare of the majority poor Malays. They do not reveal how the benefits have gone to the crony corporate figures and the well connected political elite irrespective of their ethnicity.

They do not disclose how billions of ringgit had been squandered to rescue the failed ventures of their elite group. They do not disclose how billions were pumped into Bank Rakyat and Bank Bumi to sustain them. They do not disclose why Mirzan Mahathir’s floundering and debt-laden shipping empire had to be bailed out with our national wealth. They do not disclose why Tajudin Ramli’s stake in MAS was bought over for RM8 per MAS share when the market price was only RM3.62.

Likewise many other individual Malays have benefited enormously. They don’t lose out when their businesses fail but they gain in spite of their failure. Contracts, licences, AP permits, new shares and whatnot are grabbed by these individuals for themselves and their families. The poor majority Malays do not benefit from these policies.

It was recently disclosed that out of RM54 billion in shares allocated for Bumiputeras, only RM2 billion were still in their hands. What has happened to the RM52 billion that cannot be accounted for? RM54 billion is a colossal sum of wealth that has been dished out. How did RM52 billion disappear into thin air?

After 40 years of NEP, it is absolutely unacceptable that the deserving poor have not benefited in the way it was intended. Sometimes we wonder if the Malays are kept poor simply and deliberately to get their votes by blaming the non-Malays for their abject situation.

Over the last 40 years, successive Umno presidents and deputy presidents served as prime ministers and deputy prime ministers wielding great powers, influencing policies and determining the fate of the Malays. Every Education Minister since Merdeka has come from Umno. Every Finance Minister after Tun Tan Siew Sin has been an Umno man. Every Rural Development Minister has been an Umno man. The Cabinet was dominated by Umno leaders. How is it that with this heavy representation of Umno leaders in the Cabinet the vast majority of Malays have remained deprived and desperately poor? How did Umno, ever ready to advance Malay interest, permit this neglect?

The Umno-dominated Barisan Nasional holds the purse strings of the national wealth. Why wasn’t this wealth distributed to the poor as well? Why did the greedy grab everything? Was this done without the knowledge of Umno leaders?

Don’t blame the non-Malays who have no say in the policies of the government; blame it on Umno. Who squandered the national wealth on prestige projects while neglecting the poor? Who bailed out crony businessmen by writing off billions of ringgit? It is Umno and nobody else! If the Malays are poor, it is because of Umno. Don’t blame it on others.

There is a serious lesson to be learnt from John F Kennedy’s view: If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

Ghostly Hotel in Penang

Haunted Hotel in Penang
Posted by: otyew

During the trip with the G's at the Tg Dawai sangkar, I'm not sure what ticked us to tell our own stories on...ahem ahem but I do have a fair share of experience.

This happens few years back when I was having a business trip with my colleague in Penang. We were staying at this hotel for 2-3 days and most of the time we worked from morning until the late evening, tired most of the time. Then on the second night, I was asleep earlier than my colleague and I had a 'dream', a really strange dream. In my dream, I saw a boy.....naked btw, took the newspaper on the sidetable and put it at the end of my colleague's bed. I saw him and before I woke up, he smiled at me. When I woke up, the newspaper was there on my bed's sidetable and guess what? Everything I saw on my dream is exactly the same as the conditions of the hotel room.

It was so real that I did not forget this until now. And after a year or two, I had received an email forwarded from my friends about this hotel and attached here is the photos of it.....freaky? So is the hotel really haunted or....??

Equal opportunity to succeed, what is so wrong?

Posted by: lsek

This world is not fair. Some are born beautiful, while others lacking. Some are gifted with intelligence, while others struggle to stay abreast in class and everything else.

However, not all are lost, the only key factor in achieving success is through determination, and perseverance, while upholding our morality and belief.

Alas, a doctor-turn-politician once said that, "certain race is disadvantaged due to their genes". He argued that it's difficult for these people to compete with other races, due to this genetic setback. However, this doctor failed to realize miserably that genetics played little role in deciding SUCCESS nor FAILURE. This is because, there are other factors such as the environmental factor, as well as character/behavior of the person (or choices) that played equal role in determining a person's achievement. Success and failure are really our choice, and these choices controlled our gene expression. The mechanism has a name for it, called EPIGENETICS. So, being LAZY and NAUGHTY is not merely a GENETIC defect. It is more accurately, how we decide to become.

A twin who shares 100% identical genetic material DON'T SHARE the same characteristics and achievements. Why? The answer is EPIGENETICS.

So, to blame gene for failure is really a-personal-choice-to-be-STUPID.

To be successful in BUSINESS is not imbued in a gene either. No single race is born to be RICH and SUCCESSFUL (unless your father is rich). It is dependent on hardwork, as well as business acumen in grabbing opportunity, as well as opening opportunity for yourself. Many risk and failures had not been documented, BUT once a SUCCESS is achieved, people tend to resent these people (which reflected their own failure, I guess). Why is it so? Human nature?

In Malaysia, are we lacking equal opportunity to succeed? Why are there argument and harping of these issues by politicians without highlighting the most important issue at hand... which is to answer this, "ARE WE LACKING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED"?

Is it possible to even implement a QUOTA SYSTEM on human character, attitude and bahaviour? Well, I'm mentioning this because they are the real cause for SUCCESS in business. I can't imaging the government making a statement, "we will implement quota on hardworking, as well as, resourcefulness of certain people so that the other lazy bums will catch up".

No offense, but I think that's not the solution. My recommendation is:
(1) Ask, if there is equal opportunity in Malaysia. If there is lacking, how to correct it? Are there selective approval of business registration, training, as well as bank loan?
(2) Equal opportunity above, don't include MARKET SHARE of the business (and also the resourcefulness or innovativeness of a business). That depends on individual characteristics, e.g. if we are lazy and uncommitted, DREAM ON-lah!
(3) LEARN from mistakeS, start FAIR-DEAL cooperation/collaboration with other people and STOP the blaming game.
(4) Don't impose a pre-requisite for DUMMY directors just to grab a SHARE from other people's hardwork. You have to earn it! Government intervention don't help a bit. Such silly thing can only happen in Malaysia. Try implement it oversea and you get bashed up for good.
(5) Not all Malaysians can be a BOSS. If all are BOSSES/Taukeys, then, no one will work on the machinery and soon, you will have to clean up your own crap.
(6) Listen to the people. They are never wrong. Don't appoint stupid politicians or racist dudes to speak for the people. Listen to us for crying out loud. We are the majority, aren't we??? Statistically speaking, we should be RIGHT considering our numbers and collective intelligence.

Just a thought.

Shela Majid - a truly Malaysian

From: "mm"
Subject: Shela Majid a real malaysian. Ibrahim ali ?

Those born after 1968 wouldn't have a clue what racial harmony is like eg
looking forward to visit your Malay friends during Hari Raya or your Indian
friends to eat their new year cakes! Racial politics have created a
intolerant society today. Sheila has accurately expressed her experienced
prior to 1968 before dirty politics spoils it all.



"Do not insult our intelligence"
ONE of Malaysia's most beloved singers, Datuk Sheila Majid has been wowing
fans with her jazzy and R&B-flavoured brand of contemporary pop since the
1980s. From the release of her debut album Dimensi Baru in 1988 to the
bestselling Legenda in honour of the late Tan Sri P Ramlee, she has
continued to break records through the years.

She was the first Malaysian artiste to have success in Japan, and perform a
sold-out concert at the Royal Theatre in London's West End in 1996. She was
also the first local artiste to perform at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas.
She tells The Nut Graph about her childhood, and her thoughts about Malaysia
past and present, in this interview in February 2010.
TNG: When and where were you born?

Sheila Majid: I was born in Kuala Lumpur, 45 years ago. I'm a born and bred
KL city girl. I remember less traffic jams back then, and life being much
[safer]. I could wake up in the morning, go out cycling and meet friends, go
to the bookstores and read comics.
What are some of the childhood memories you hold dear?
My childhood was a lot of fun. My father worked in the forestry department,
with the government. So we lived in a government house behind Bank Negara,
near Swettenham Road. There was a lot of space to play for us eight
siblings. Thank God we were in the hutan - we found many things to do.
I was the youngest, so had my fair share of being bullied! But it was a
house full of laughter. We didn't have to buy stuff. Nowadays kids want
Toys"R"Us, but I remember my mother would come with this huge grocery box,
and as soon as the things were taken out, we would tear that box apart. We'd
sit on it and slide down the hill. I really miss those days. Somehow I feel
my children don't get to do that.

We were also in an area where there were many JKR (Public Works Department)
people, so we played with the neighbourhood kids a lot, most of them Indian

Sheila with her sisterWhen I was young and in school, we never
looked at other races as different. We felt that we were the same. Perhaps
we had different colours, but we grew up with the same values: to do good,
to be good to others.

Can you trace your ancestry? Where are your grandparents or ancestors from?
My father was Javanese, and my mother has always been from Kuala Lumpur. My
mother's great-great grandfather was actually a friend of Yap Ah Loy's. His
name was Sutan Puasa, and is from the Mandailing clan, who are originally
from Sumatera. The Mandailing are still around today; most of them are in
Kajang. Sutan Puasa was the first of their settlers in KL, and most of the
land was owned by him at the time. Later, he was involved in a clash with
the Bugis. But the Mandailing lost because the British were behind the
Bugis, and so they lost KL to Selangor.

The history books never highlighted this because, well, they obviously write
more about the Bugis family. I know why Bukit Nenas is named as such, for
example. At the time the Mandailing wanted to keep the Bugis out, so they
built many pineapple trees as a foil against the enemies.
If my family meets any others from the Mandailing clan today, we say
"Horas!", which is like "Aloha" in the dialect, though we don't know or
speak it anymore lah.

On my father's side, my great-grandfather was Javanese, who travelled to
Mecca from Indonesia. They lived in Mecca for 10 years and were very
religious. On his way back, my great-grandfather's ship was shipwrecked, and
he ended up on the shores of Peninsular Malaysia. He set up home here, and
changed his Javanese name to Haji Salleh. Then there was my grandfather Haji
Shahid, and later my father Haji Majid.

My father actually has a family tree that goes right up to the Majapahit
warriors. My father's lineage comes from Raden Hussein, who is the brother
of Raden Hasan, the first Muslim sultan of Demak in Indonesia. Both were the
sons of Probowo Wijoyo the Fifth of Majapahit, who was Hindu.

Did that rich ancestry feature in or influence your upbringing?
Well, my father studied in Oxford University, England, so he is very English
oriented. When we grew up he emphasised education, being an academic person.
Therefore when I wanted to become a singer, he freaked. My parents
encouraged us to listen to all kinds of music and sent me for classical
piano lessons, but he never thought I was going to be a singer. He thought
it was fine as a hobby, but not as a career.

I'm glad to say, however, that before he passed away in 1996, he saw that I
could make a living out of this, and that I was not in it for the wrong
reasons. I love singing, I'm passionate about music, and am very much into
my art. So I think when he passed away, he was quite assured that I'd be

Our parents were very religious, and we had our spiritual foundation, but
they also brought us up in a very open-minded kind of way. When we were
young, we could wear shorts and things like that, they never asked us to
cover up. It was a very balanced upbringing.

How do these stories affect you when it comes to your identity as a
Malaysian? Especially in the current landscape of controversial racial and
religious issues?

It's all petty. None of us originated from here! I'm sure your ancestors
came from China and they were probably merchants who came here. Same with
the Indian [Malaysians]. Everybody was travelling the world to conduct
business, and they decided to stay put in a certain area.

I think all the issues today are very petty because 30 years ago, we were
doing very good together. Why is it all coming up today? It is all
political. I'd say leave the people alone. If you want to play your
politics, don't get us involved. We were fine and well before, and we lived
together in harmony. It's all about power and money. I think so many have
forgotten the fundamentals of life - being nice to each other.

The Malaysia then was more open and tolerant. From a musician's perspective,
for example, you have concerts and foreign artists coming in today, but
people want to make a fuss over little things. We have a TV in our living
room, and at the touch of a button our children can already see all those
skimpy clothes if they want to. We are making an issue over little things,
when there are other more important issues to be addressed.

Come on, do not insult our intelligence. Do you think they will go to a
concert and suddenly want to be exactly like that? I may want to have a body
like Beyonce (laughs), but, come on, I'm not going to be like her. I go and
watch, learn and take what's positive, and will not do whatever I feel is
against my religion or culture. My parents brought us up in an environment
which was very open-minded, and we could discuss a lot of things, and yet
they made sure we had our religious values, too. We grew up okay!
And not less Malay.

I was brought up and exposed to Western culture, but it does not make me
less Malay. I speak English because my father was an academic man, and he
wanted us to speak the language well. Today I can converse in both Malay and

Why was the generation before more confident than the generation today? What
happened along the way? For my children, we speak Malay and English at home,
but I also send them to Chinese school. My eldest is 19 and speaks Mandarin,
English and Malay. They will all know Mandarin. I think it's an asset, and I
think China is going to be a big economic powerhouse.

And say what you want, but English is an international language today. Malay
[Malaysians] are beginning to have an inferiority complex because they
cannot converse in English fluently. We are talking about, "Oh you must make
sure you are Malay, and know your language." Well, of course we will know
the Malay language, it is our mother tongue! At the end of the day, we are
just going to be katak bawah tempurung and jaguh kampung lah.

What are your hopes for Malaysia? What gives you hope?
Keep politics out of our music, keep it out of sports. When everyone wants
to put their two cents' worth when they don't even know the subject, it is

Let us put it this way: there are two houses. One has a beautiful exterior,
but the other is sturdy. If you ask a lay[person], of course he [or she]
would pick the beautiful one; but ask an architect, and he [or she] would
tell you that it does not have the right foundation or structure. Today
people with no expertise whatsoever are giving opinions in whatever fields
they like. Leave it to the experts!

I am not saying everything is negative in this country, but compared to 30
years ago, people's priorities are so different. Today people are more into
self gain, rather than what is good for the community, society and country.
But my children give me hope. They are global in their outlook.

I always say you must not forget your roots, however modern you are.
Hopefully they will grow up to be people who are compassionate and caring. I
think it is important for it to start with parents and the schools, to bring
all of this back. To not look at each other as Indian, Chinese or Malay. We
are Malaysians, kan?


Khoo Kay Peng speaks out..

Can Najib Walk his Talk?
So far, the judgment is NO.

Again the saying pertaining to this,

Your actions is so loud (not walking your talk) that
I cannot hear what you are saying (all your speeches are for nothing)

NEM, NEP, Perkasa & Malay First, Malaysian Second:
Time is Running Out for PM Najib

PM Najib is forced to go back to the Barisan old
script when he was asked to react on his deputy statement that he was "Malay
1st, Malaysian 2nd".

Najib defended his deputy, "Being a Malay doesn't
mean that you are against 1Malaysia or you don't think like a Malaysian."
"Similarly, if you are a Malaysian Chinese, it doesn't mean that you don't
think like a Malaysian or subscribe to the concept of 1Malaysia," he said.

Najib's knee-jerk reaction on Muhyiddin's statement
unmasks his own understanding about nation building and the 1Malaysia

The lack of national affinity and shared destiny is
the main obstacle for 1Malaysia. It is sad to note that the 1Malaysia
founder himself does not share the vision of nationhood and citizenship. If
Najib does not trust his own nation building agenda, he should not have
misused the name, Malaysia.

1Malaysia is not consistent with Ethnicity 1st,
Nationality 2nd.

We cannot blame Muhyiddin for his lack of national
identity because nation building was not featured in the Barisan rule over
the last 5 decades. Barisan is an antithesis to 1Malaysia and nation
building. The most important element in a nation building project is to
outlaw racial discrimination. Barisan is the epitome of racism and racially
based politics.

Najib cannot remain coy and silent on the demands,
attacks and allegations made against the Chinese community, in particularly,
by Perkasa.

Interestingly, a politician such as Ibrahim Ali
needed racism to resurrect his career. Of course he is enjoying the media
limelight at the moment. At the Aljazeera interview, he lambasted "If these
people say that they are second-class citizens, don't talk s**t! Don't talk
s**t! I repeat three times, don't talk s**t!"

"We, the Malays have forgiven them a lot, we have
sacrificed a lot of our interests," he added.

I would like Ibrahim to clarify what interests?

It appears that Muhyiddin is now clamouring to ride
on Perkasa's wave by declaring that he is "Malay 1st" and "Malaysian 2nd".

Regardless of the publicity stunt and damage
control, Najib knows that his defence of Muhyiddin and his statement is
going to tear his concept to pieces.

His administration is dragging its feet on the NEM
details and mechanism. It makes us wonder if there is any meat at all in

Time is running out for him. Another talk but no
walk is going to put him on the same pedestal as Abdullah Badawi.

Najib should state his stand on Perkasa and Ibrahim
Ali's disrespect for non-Malay citizens. They (Najib, Muhyiddin and Ibrahim)
should remember that their salaries and perks are paid by Malaysians of all
races. Not by the Malays only.

Posted by Khoo Kay Peng at 2:34 PM 0 comments

Even Malays are leaving Malaysia

Newsgroups: soc.culture.singapore, soc.culture.malaysia
From: reborner
Subject: Even Malays are leaving Malaysia
Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is concerned that even Malays are getting disillusioned with the state of the nation and leaving the country, reports the Malaysian Insider.

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah is concerned that even Malays are getting disillusioned with the state of the nation and leaving the country.

“Something must be wrong in this so-called Malay Land (Tanah Melayu) when they (Malays) are leaving.” said the Kelantan prince during an interview with The Malaysian Insider.

The Umno veteran and Gua Musang MP said people, especially the young, are feeling uneasy over developments in the country and didn’t mince his words when he pointed out that there are signs of decline everywhere.

“There are many Malays in London who are professionals, making good money, who will not return because the environment is not right in Malaysia.”

He added that the negative publicity generated by the caning of three Muslim women and controversy surrounding the use of the word “Allah” is not helping the country.

While the caning may have been in accordance to Syariah laws, Razaleigh said it still negatively impacts the country when it makes headlines around the world for the wrong reasons.

holding hands and cited a case where Islamic authorities barged into a room where a foreign couple was staying.

Razaleigh also decried that race relations are getting increasingly strained because of divisive policies.

He said the government can stage as many open houses as they like but there’s no warmth.

“Of course people will come if there’s free food but it’s not genuine.”

He pointed out that despite the recent assurances on the crime rate coming down, people are still insecure about their safety.

“Even my wife is afraid to go out. Why should we be afraid in our own country?”

He lamented the corruption in the country and how Air Force jet engines that weigh a ton can go “missing” or how the nation’s first submarine, which cost billions, could not initially dive.

“Now that it can dive, we’re not sure if it can come up again.” he said, adding that it may sound comical but it is alarming.

On the streets, he said, corruption have allowed drugs to flow in.

“Malaysia is only a small market compared to New York, but because people are corrupt they allow drugs to flow in.” he said, adding that young minds and lives are lost because of it.

“These are signs of decline which were never here before,” he concluded.

Why the Malays are robbing the Non-Malays

Newsgroups: soc.culture.malaysia
From: "mm"
Subject: Where is Malaysia going... to the dogs led by mamaks

This is a very well written article that we should all read.
Comments from a foreign writer Bryant on Mahathir's article:- Kaki
dalam Kasut where he says Chinese is the real master of Malaysia .
This article was written without fear or favour, and it is up to us
to digest individually the truth of the matter, especially for all
Malaysians (irrespective of race, colour, creed or religion).

To: The highly respected Tun Mahathir,

China is coming up, India is coming up, Vietnam is coming up and now
even Russia is on the rise. In this flat world that is all wired up and
regardless whether we are Malaysian Malay, Chinese or Indian, and if
Malaysia does not progress, all of us would become history of this country!

Without the Malay, Chinese could not do well in the country and
without the Chinese, Malay would not do well. Both have to work together to
bring up Malaysia and mitigate the ascute impact that is being brought about
by the globalisation.

For me, a true leader is someone who has the foresight that not only
focuses on one particular group in the country but take care of the future
of everyone. A good leader is someone who knows what is the biggest threat
the country is facing and directs the people to fight off the threat. A
leader is also someone who is impartial that has the ability to promote
harmony in the country for a long period of time.

UMNO is a political loser that leads the country to nowhere. They do
not understand what is going on in the outside world. They have no clue
where Malaysia will be in the next 30 years. With the 3 new superpowers, i.e
India, China and Russia standing tall and high together with the USA and the
Europe Union, they do not know what kind of world it would be and how
Malaysia is going to compete and share the ever smaller slice of cake of the
world economy. They only know how to get the Malays to fight with other
Non-Malays on tiny issues within Malaysia , while these races know jolly
well that the issues they are fighting are trivial and are totally

UMNO does not give a damn to how the poor Malays are going to live
in the future and they do not care about the real benefits of the poor
Malays. They only want the votes from them. The NEP is a good evidence on
how they benefit the cronies, instead of the poor Malays. Despite all their
despicable acts they are still in the power.

The highly respected Tun,

As you are aware, the Malays control the rights to all the lands and
all other natural resources in this country. They control all government
institutions, GLC and State owned companies. The Malays dominate the
lawmaking process in Malaysia ; The Malays control the decision making
process in formulating the economy policies. The Malays own the largest
national assets and the Malays are given shares in the public listed
companies for free. The Malays have also been given all kind of priorities
when it comes to buying properties, awarding of public contracts, tertiary
education opportunities, awarding of scholarships and even getting a job in
government departments.

With all these privileges and rights enjoyed by the Malays, you are
saying nothing has been done enough to help the Malays to catch up with
other races, mainly the Chinese. Then what else should Malaysia do to
satisfy the Malays? Did the Chinese seize or rob anything away from the
Malays or was all their wealth, a result of their hard work? If it is all
due to their hard work, why do you say it is unfair? I don't quite get your
point here.

May I humbly ask you what do you expect the Chinese to do if your
so-called NEP did not achieve the desired result? Would the Malays be happy
if the ethnic Chinese in this country do any of the followings:

- surrender their assets and hard earned money to the Malays
- not to engage in any business activities;
- not to score As in all sort of examinations;
- not to make money that is more than the Malays are earning;
- not to advance to higher education; or
- renounce their citizenships and go back to China or migrate to
some other countries?

I am a foreigner but I am surprised that your intention is to divide
your own country. I think you are mainly targeting the Chinese. Frankly,
tell us, what do you expect the Chinese to do in order to achieve what is so
called "equality" meant by you?

Tun, after all these criticism you have against the present
government, I feel that you are starting to loose your rationality on your
arguments. You have run out of good reasons to convince us. I guess it could
be due to your accumulating jealousy of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, your former
counterpart in Singapore .

But reality is always hard to accept. No matter how, you have to
accept the fact that he is regarded the Father of Singapore but you are not
regarded the Father of Malaysia; you have to accept the fact that Mr Lee is
able to influence the government of Singapore until the day he dies but you
have not been able to influence the government from the moment you stepped
down as PM.

You must also accept the fact that he is still very popular on the
world stage and a leader respected by many but you are not quite. Because of
these jealousies, you are starting to accumulate imbalances in yourself that
leads you to embark on a series of action to attack your successors.
It is very obvious that you are not happy when your successors are
more popular than you. Is there any good of doing that? What is your
intention? Can't you take it easy?

During your time, you criticised most of the developed countries
especially the Western Countries out of jealousy and after stepping down as
PM you criticise every single soul remained in the cabinet for not listening
to you. When will you ever stop criticising any people? Can't you respect
the decision of others?

Back to your recent blog, is there anything wrong with the Chinese
in this country?

Did they seize or rob the money away from the Malays?

Did they have the ability to come out with any policies to
marginalise the Malays?

Did they dominate the lawmaking process of this country?

Did they formulate the economy policies in this country?

Did they control the government departments in this country?

Did they control the state owned companies and GLC in this country?

Did they control the country's largest oil companies and banks?

You know the answer, right?

Malays are the one who dominate the the lawmaking process of this

Malays are the one that formulate the economy policies in this
country that favours the Malays.

Malays are the ones that control the government departments, state
owned companies and GLC.

Malays are the ones that control the funds in this country.

Malays are also the ones that control the largest oil companies and
banking industry in this country.

With all these rights enjoyed by the Malays, what else do you want
the Chinese to do?

Surrender their houses and savings and their wealth that they earned
with their hard work to the Malays? Or ask all the Chinese to renounce their
citizenship and go back to China ?

Have you ever thought of the fact after 30 years of implementing
NEP, why it does not achieve the desired result? Or it does achieve but
being denied.

Under the NEP there are a series of policies that favors the Malays.
If with all these policies, it still does not give the Malays what they
want, what else do you want the Chinese to do? Is the Chinese to be blamed
because they are too hard working? Or the Malays to be blamed because they
do not treasure the opportunities have given?

You know very well the NEP has been misused and it only benefits the
cronies... So if you have designed NEP to only benefits the cronies, please
don't say it is the problem of Chinese that NEP does not achieve its result.
It has nothing to do with the Chinese but NEP and the Malay themselves.

This is a globalised world, Chinese and Malays should not be
fighting against each other because Malaysia is competing with other
countries. China used to be backward and lagging behind Malaysia but now
they have caught up and have even surpassed Malaysia . Can we ask them to
slow down their development? If they refuse to listen, can we make a
complaint to the United Nations that China is developing too fast and this
is very unfair to Malaysia , which adapts a more passive approach? Who gives
you the right to prevent others from progressing?

Who do you think you are? This is a flat world (Obviously Tun did
not read the book named "The World is Flat"). Don't be so narrow minded to
only focus on the Chinese or Malay in Malaysia . We should now look at the
world as a flat world. If Malaysia does not progress, no matter we are
Malays or Chinese, we would be extinct one day!

Have a God-blessed day.

P.S Next he is not a Malay, an Indian by birth, he is taking
advantage of the NEP to rob the country.

The Mamaks are fooling the Malays by inciting them while they
secretly pocket the monies.( Some Mamaks have become billionaires )
When the country finally go bankrupt they will blame it on the
So they will remain in control while keeping the Malays forever on
crutches and lazy.

CM: Federal Government Has Always Been Generous To Sabah

From: "ponusamy"
Subject: Re: Musa Aman wants to shut down Sabah State Government

How sweet of the Federal Government to be generous with Sabah's wealth in
giving back a very small percentage of the huge amount they take. The
Federal Government and the CM must be daft to think that that system is

There is a need to find out how much he has pocketed for himself
"Ir. Hj. Othman bin Hj. Ahmad" wrote in message
> By saying that Sabah does not need additional oil royalty because the
> Federal Government already allocates billions of ringgit for Sabah
> means that Musa does not need a single cent of oil revenue or whatever
> revenue generated from the state because the Federal Government can
> give to Sabah.

> Since Sabah has no more money, better shut down the state government
> of Sabah and surrender everything to the Federal Government like
> Labuan. This is the ultimate aim of the UMNO in Sabah. To turn Sabah
> into Labuan, for the sake of development and peace.

> Is the development worth it? Just look at Labuan. Who benefits the
> most from the so called Labuan development?

> Is that what Malaysia was all about?

> April 06, 2010 17:29 PM
> Sabah CM: Federal Government Has Always Been Generous To Sabah
> KOTA KINABALU, April 6 (Bernama) -- The federal government has always
> been generous to Sabah and has provided billions of allocation to spur
> the state's development, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said.

> It was therefore important to keep this in mind when talking about
> petroleum royalty, he said, stressing that the federal government had
> done a lot to accommodate Sabah's needs over the years.

> "What is important now is not only talking about (an increase in) oil
> royalty but how much money the federal government has kept on pouring
> to Sabah in terms of development.

> "We are very grateful because the federal government normally approves
> our requests. As far as the state government is concerned, we are very
> happy with the way Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has been
> treating us," he told reporters after launching the k@Borneo Portal
> here, Tuesday.

> The portal, which can be accessed at, is a
> collaborative effort of three nations, namely Malaysia, Indonesia and
> Brunei to identify, preserve and store information materials regarding
> Borneo online.

> Musa was asked to comment on former Finance Minister Tengku Razaleigh
> Hamzah's statement that it was up to the people of Sabah to call on
> the state government to re-negotiate the oil royalty, which is
> currently at five per cent, with the federal government and Petronas.

> Musa said Sabah received billions of funding for every Malaysia Plan,
> and also through Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) projects and
> injection of fund under the economic stimulus package.

> "It's not a matter of pursuing (the increase of oil royalty), it is
> our money.

> "But even if they (federal government) decide not to increase the
> percentage, they have given more money to the state; so, it's the
> same," he said, adding that Sabah was allocated more than RM20 billion
> for the current Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP).

A Malaysian Minister using vulgar words to scold non-malays on Al-Jazeera TV

A Malaysian Minister using vulgar words to scold non-malays on Al-Jazeera TV.

From: "Rosmah123"
Subject: Re: Al-Jazeera Coverage on Malaysia
Who is this uncouth vulgar melayu displaying what a rotten character he is
when being interviewed by Al Jazeera? Does he not know this will be aired
throughout the whole world?

Now if the other races in Malaysia gets interviewed by Al Jazeera and starts
shouting as he does with unsubstantiated allegations as his, will we have a
civil war on in Malaysia?

This country cannot afford to have this man in government. It is a question
of time before the non Malays retailiate.

I am amazed that such a character is allowed to be part of the government.

MCA and MIC and Gerakan may soon have to question what was said at that Al
Jazeera interview failing which, support for these parties by their ethnic
groups will fizzle to zero.
As a malay I find his stand exceedingly arrogant and outrightly without any
consideration whatsoever for the non malays.
We malays have to push non malays to a corner. The rats may become tigers
and the law of the jungle will rule supreme. Be warned stupid man.

Malaysia is going to the dogs

From: "Md 1144"
Subject: This country is going to the dogs. I think so.
Wednesday, 31 March 2010

I cant help but put in my two scoops worth over the recent discourse
over the cost of the affirmative action policies we have undertaken over the
years - which affected the most part of my life.

Numbers have been tossed in the air but essentially, the real costs
cannot be quantified. Its ill implementation has affected our lives in more
areas than we can sit up and observe

Lets look at a convenient 10

1) Education

Up to the late 60's our education was considered top class from
primary to tertiary level. Even the diploma awarding colleges had a certain
class about them eg the precursor to the now Universit Teknologi Malaysia

Thanks to the politicised implementation by our 'educators', our
schools are now shunned. Tuition after hours becomes almost a standard. What
our 'teachers' do not do in schools, the tuition teachers fill in. When the
string of distinctions are announced, the schools and their teachers claim
the credit.

I need go no further than my own two children.

Universities locally are generally avoided unless one cannot afford
the alternative of overseas education or private sector university colleges.

The atmosphere in schools and public universities are so sterile
that I wonder if I am sometimes in Brunei .

2) Health

I remember visiting our old GH in KL in the 60's and 70's and also
the UH in Petaling Jaya.

The doctors and nurses were dedicated, pretty professional and you
never really thought of going to a private hospital for better treatment.

Today, one has to ensure private health insurance is in place or
'endure' the public healthcare system.Sure there are exceptions out there
but then, that should have been the rule. How many lower middle class and
upward segments of our society opt to have their babies delivered in the
government hospitals? That itself is a gauge of damnation.

3) Brain Drain

Suffice to say that if just half the Malaysian diaspora return to
Malaysia and just are left alone to excel, we will be taking on Australia ,
S'pore, Taiwan etc. Just look at what Malaysians are doing in S'pore,
Australia , US, UK , China , Canada etc. It makes we wonder if that was the
underlying intention of our implementation in the 1st place!

4) Sports

Just look back at the time when we were powerhouses in football (at
least in Asia ), hockey and athlectics. Thanks to almost homogenous teams
today, we are not worth a 2nd look. Corruption, endemic in our system, has
nailed the final coffin to our football dreams. The tentacles of NEP
permeated this arena where it was the best sphere to nurture nation building
and cohesiveness.

The Nicol Davids, Chong Wei's and a few INDIVIDUAL cases are a
result more of their own sacrificies and that of their parents. Our schools
and clubs like TPCA play no part in this process.

5) Inferiority Complex

Like it or not, we have bred a society with an inferiority complex.
Sometimes we seem to apologise for just existing!!!! Just study the
behaviour of our tourists when they are overseas. Even our students overseas
do not seem comfortable engaging with local students or other foreigners.
Undeniably, we have our bright stars but we ought to have a multitude of
stars given our latent talent as a nation. If anything, the NEP has cemented
the JAGUH KAMPUNG mentality in our society

6) Judiciary

In trying to 'redress' the racial imbalance in the judiciary, we
sidelined eminent judges and elevated Jaguh Kampungs who could read a few
pages of English. Of course, our long serving PM destroyed the moral fabric
of this institution in addition to other 'collateral damage' done

Any foreign investor worth his salt insists in their agreements that
disputes are resolved through arbitration but OUTSIDE Malaysia . What deeper
insult and perception does one need?

7) Segregation of Society

At pre school, segregation is not uncommon along religious lines -
Islamic, Christian etc.

At primary, there is a scramble to register for Chinese medium
schools and Tamil schools unlike pre 70's. The govt schools are sometimes
like schools of indoctrination - teachers primarily of one race and religion
and now mostly women (not that I have anything against women). At secondary,
'bumiputera' students are shunted to residential schools and colleges. Urban
secondary schools become the 1st point of contact for Chinese and Tamil
medium kids from primary.

After form 5, urban non-Malays will be sent to private colleges,
Malays and other Bumis to matriculation courses and bright non-Malays
enticed to S'pore.

At university, segregation gets more entrenched with each race
clinging to their own kind with the exception of those from urban schools.

Employment time, non-Malays see the civil service as an alien arena.
GLCs pick the cream of the Malays and other bumiputera who are not already
snatched by the top MNCs. The others take what comes - usually creating a
mismatch in what they do and what they studied. The armed forces and police
are no attraction for non-Malays. The impression given is that they are
tolerated, not welcomed. Ibrahim Ali will not shout that the non-Malays make
up less than 33% in these areas.

8) Culture of Corruption and erosion of core values

Corruption has permeated every echelon of society - from the drain
sweeper to the top leaders thanks to the NEP. Consequently, core values have
eroded as much as our Ringgit. Even a place in the 1st class ward of the
hospital can be found with some sumbangan. Even more macabre, a grave site
to bury your loved one can suddenly be found.

Blue ICs, passports, parking fines, scholarships, tenders awarded,
even sports are all commodities in the currency of corruption. Not to
mention the judgements you want in the halls of 'justice'.

9) Lost generation

Perhaps our biggest loss has been the generation born in the 60's
and later for it is they who now live through the muck and filth of the
decay our society has degenerated into. Wonder who the prime culprit is. If
we have the political will, it will take at least another generation to come
back to where we were - if at all possible. If NEP is akin to cancer, then
we are short of oncologists.

10) Rent Seekers

By far, this has been the 'profession' that flourished the most from
NEP. And the Rent Seekers are worse than parasites but they have multiplied
and grown to such an extent that they stare at your faces almost everywhere
you go - from Parliament to the Mat Rempits (the cadres for future rent
seeking MPs)

The list could go on but how does one encapsulate the blow out of 40
years of NEP in a few sheets other than toilet paper?