I got myself worked up reading about the outbreak of swine flu. With 5 confirmed and 78 other suspected cases in the UK (and few hundred others in USA, Canada and Mexico), nothing is more worrying than knowing the fact that pandemic level alert is raised to a staggering fifth, and comparison with murderous 1918 Spanish flu pandemic is started to be drawn out.

The worry about bird flu seems negligible now as swine flu virus looks to be more extreme, as it can infect by human-to-human transmission, while the former is more closely associated with human contact with birds. 

With a minute bit of medical knowledge and common sense, I would suggest all conspirators and fellow batch members to stay healthy and inform your doctor on the button if you feel something funny running in your body. 

There is no vaccine available for now, and it is wise not to take any chance. This might not only applicable to Mijie, but you might want to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze as not to spread the germs using a clean disposable tissue and throw it away afterwards. 

Take hygiene a little bit more serious this time. Clean yourself more often and don't rely much on perfume to be presentable. Water and soap do better job.

Those in States, consider doubling or tripling the efforts of getting your body fit and healthy.

Babi bersin, manusia jadi gila babi. Babi Betul.

20th June 2009


As you've all known, there will be a carnival between our batch and the 0509 batch. And these are the games that are confirmed to be played in the carnival:-

i. Rugby
ii. Football
iii. Handball
iv. Hockey
v. Tennis
vi. Squash

So please confirm your participation for the games and the carnival as well. If you’re just going to the carnival for leisure purpose, it’s alright too as this is where we can meet up. Much can be talk about when we meet up. I’ll try to find the best substance to confirm your participation. At the mean time, please post your confirmation at the group in Friendster.

Kerjasama anda amat dihargai.

The Night Before Voting

I saw this on The Nut Graph and I was furious:

SUNGAI PETANI, 6 Apr 2009: Four Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state assemblypersons will defect if the Barisan Nasional (BN) wins the Bukit Selambau by-election tomorrow, claimed newly-elected Umno supreme council member Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.

Speaking at the BN Youth operations center here tonight, he said, "Just wait and see what will happen within a week after our victory tomorrow."

"We will liberate Kedah the way we liberated Perak," he said to thunderous cheers.

Liberate from whom? The very people who voted their government in? That my friend, is invasion 101.

However, no confirmation was given of who the four potential defectors were.

Azeez Apart from Azeez, newly elected Umno Youth exco member Datuk Ahmad Zaki Zahid also told the crowd, "We will begin taking Kedah back not at the next general election, but tomorrow."

Their announcements come within hours of news that five Kedah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) division chiefs were quitting the party due to loss of confidence in the party.

Azeez, the ex-Putera Umno chief, also said that although he was now in the supreme council, he would defend Mat Rempits if they were in trouble.

Fuck you. Defending Mat Rempits. Yeah.. awesome. Shweet. First you take them to the friggin pole using the Rakyat's money. Now you want to protect them if they were in trouble. What if they cause trouble to the people like they always do? Would you go down to help those people?

Azeez told the 200-strong crowd of mostly Malay Malaysian men: "Go ride your motorbikes around town until midnight tonight, and until 5pm tomorrow, not to scare people but to raise their spirits."

Raise their spirits? Raise their spirits? People are already living with their inconsiderate riding and noisy machine every single day. Now you are telling these people they can't sleep tonight because your mat rempit brigade is going to raise their spirit? What about raising hell?

Several other local Umno Youth leaders repeated to the youths present: "Follow the law, but if the police give you a hard time just give us a call."

Hah.. follow the law. Who are you? So mighty and powerful? So if I mess around and the police arrest me, I can just call you and all my problem'll be gone? Shweet!

The speakers also largely concentrated on attacking PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's alleged homosexuality.

"Our leaders are living angels, but their side is stuck with someone who is obsessed with backsides," said Azeez.

Nobody is an angel, living or dead. We are all sinful people trying our best to do whatever good that we can achieve. You for one, talk with your backside.

The crowd roared its approval the loudest each time such homophobic comments were made.

Tan Keng Liang Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang talked about the flaws in the Kedah Pakatan Rakyat government's policies, criticising its quit rent and housing assessment policy. He stayed away from personal attacks.

Also attending the ceramah was local singing legend Datuk DJ Dave.

There are 35,140 registered voters in the Bukit Selambau constituency. Polling begins tomorrow at 8am and closes at 5pm in a race that involves a record 15 candidates, 13 of whom are independents.

However, the main contest will be between PKR's S Manikumar and the BN's Datuk S Ganesan.


Malaysia, we don't need stupid people like this. Comprendez?

Punya la banyak hai yang dia boleh nak debat dengan orang, benda macam ni yang paling elok yang dia boleh pikiaq. Ini bodoh. Orang Iban kata paloi, dedeak, bangkak. Orang macam mana la ni..

Orang Kedah, kalau hangpa tak mau ka PAS pon, tolong jangan lepas negeri kita pi kat puak-puak macam dia ni. Biaq la negeri kita tak kaya pon, Aloq Staq tu tak besaq mana pon, janji hati kita cerah, akai kita panjang. Kita jangan dok ambik peduli orang macam ni. Tolong la.. aku mintak sangat-sangat.

Bak kata René Descartes, aku ada akai, jadi aku ada. Hidup lama-lama akai pendek tak guna betoi dak?



America's total debt is at about $8.7 trillion and is going up and up as we speak. So yeah, it's America, the great Satan state, why should we care right? Well, we live and we learn. Not only from our mistakes, but also from others.

I've never been more interested in economics until I watched this movie. It covers the 4 areas where deficit is happening in America; budget, savings, trade and leadership and how it all drags that great nation down into the ocean plus steps that people need to do to remedy it.

Looking at the problems cited in the movie, it is about the same as what is going on in this country to us the Malaysian people. Spending money we have yet to earn, not saving, outsourcing our industry. Man, the same thing could happen here!

It would be utterly selfish for me not to share it with you guys. So yeah, spend a good 1 hour and a half and watch the movie up there while it's still there. There's no such thing as free lunch guys. Seriously.

Ucap Selamat

So we have our new Prime Minister, and among the first thing I looked for after the swearing in were the acceptance speech and wishes from world leaders.

I think the speech is just fine. Nothing to be compared of that of Obama's awe-inspiring and rhetorical winning speech. Well, speech is indeed not everything but if that is the easiest way to spot and establish vision and style of governance between lines of eloquence, why not give some hoot?

The speech could do a little to Malaysians' confidence in where are we going from now.

So I tick it off.

And so I read wishes from world leaders after giving them few days to gather their thoughts and come up with something creative and relationship-tying wishes. I expected something from the G8, or any other economic powerhouse to bid our premier luck.

I reckon this is a reflection of their relationship with our country and how serious they are in maintaining close ties as far as economic growth, information and technology sharing and international liaisons and branding are concerned. 

Much to my dismay, none of them is taking us seriously (it seems).

I couldn't see any Obama, Brown, Aso, Medvedev, Berlusconi, Sarkozy or Merkel's silver tongue anywhere in the wish - but only some hard-working ambassadors.

International confidence? Fingers crossed.

Wishes from world leaders, I put it on KIV.

So Pak Lah is now a Tun, the highest federal title you can get in the country. I can only giggle upon reading that the first thing Tun Lah plans to do as a retired premier is to catch up on some sleep.

And the giggle quickly ascended to laugh not long after.

Sleep tight, Tun.

Someone is back, the first member of UMNO Baru - keeping up to his promise to come back in after Tun Lah steps down.

The nation's eyes are now on three by-elections of two Bukits and a Batang. Pun intended ha ha, so much for Asian's infamous sex drive. Okay let's not go into that.

Traditionally, elections would split the country into two or more fractions, and the prognosis is usually quite awful to mention.

I hope we can recover well after that and do something good for the future of the country.

I can only wish the country well for we have only 3923 days to 2020, the year we all agreed to put our wawasan on. 

P/s - And 1883 days if Malaysia's World Cup 2014 plan is somewhere in Najib's mind.