Thought of the day

I thank whatever gods may be / For my unconquerable soul. / I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul. ~William Ernest Henley, Invictus

Government's promises are like the Ringgit, they depreciate with time.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

First Step to a United Malaysia - Abolish NEP

Looks like nothing is going to stop this guy from assuming the premiership. What next?

It is soothing to the ear when Najib said that he will make changes to the notorious New Economic Policy (NEP), a bane to the non-malay Malaysians. As quoted in The Star:

"We will go back to the spirit of the NEP – to eradicate poverty among all races. At the moment, the policy is seen as a tool to help only certain groups of Malays which has caused some dissatisfaction," he added.

The changes to the NEP, he said, would ensure that only the group that really needed help would be aided by the government. And I am crossing my fingers, hoping that the group will not eventually turn out to be only the Malays again.
Let me quote an example to expose the demonic true form of the existing NEP, which is a vote-bait to entice the Malays to support the Barisan Nasional (BN). (Of course, BN's claws and clutches sunk deeper into the core of Malaysia's regime after 13 May 1969 due to the pseudo-support from the non-Malays in fear of the reoccurence of the sino-Malay race riots.)

For foreigners in Singapore, if you ever want to own a place to stay, you have 3 choices: (A) Housing Development Board (HDB) Flat, (B)Private Condominium and (C)Landed Property. For a country where land is scarce and precious, option (C) is definitely out of our league, at least for 85% to 95% of us. For (A), foreigners are not allowed to purchase firsthand units. So here's a scenario (these are rough figures, but it's more or less correct):

Singapore citizens buy firsthand units for $250,000 for a 4-room HDB flat. (Note that they don't pay full amount as the government will provide a certain percentage of subsidy irregardless of ethnic groups.)

When they resell it to foreigners, the market price for the same unit maybe $400,000++. Then the locals can either upgrade to a 5-room flat, private condominium, or repeat the process and earn a hefty sum again. As my Singaporean friend, a property agent once told me, "We Singaporeans will definitely earn $100K in our lifetime without much effort."

So foreigners will have to fork out 60% more to purchase a used flat in Singapore. Well, if you don't like how things work, you can always go for a 3-room private condo which is normally tagged with an attractive starting price of say, $500,000 or $600,000? Private projects are not controlled by government, so one can buy firsthand unit, that is, if you can comfortably afford it. Otherwise, just become a Singaporean!

Other than the aforementioned housing subsidy, there are many more incentives granted by the government to benefit its citizens, which is not accessible to foreigners, not even Permanent Residents. This is a formidable strategy formulated by this small yet smart regime to protect its own people of all races and to draw in foreign talents.

Across the Causeway in JB, a normal 22x70 sqft double-storey terrace house now cost about RM350,000 and above. With NEP, the Malays can buy the same unit at a 15% discount and surely the offset will indirectly be spilled over to the non-Malay buyers! In addition, certain percentage of units at good locations will be reserved for the Malays (Bumi lots), only to be released to the non-Bumis after a certain period after the project launch. So the non-Malays are not only burdened with the spillovers, they are also getting the leftovers. Despite the fact that these are all private housing projects, it is not a free market!

As for foreigners, they are allowed to buy properties in Malaysia. Of course, at a higher cost. How much more? According to a sales representative from a private developer in JB, foreigners just need to pay an extra RM10,000 levied government tax and they can buy any properties at the price the non-Malay Malaysians are paying:) Yes, only RM10,000 more. RM10,000 extra and they can own a firsthand property and probably resell it to earn a hefty sum when the market is right. I am stupefied by this kind of policy!

I can't help but wonder why is the Malaysian government treating its people this way. What is the past and present Ministers of Housing Development and Local Government doing in the office? So when Najib said that he will reform NEP to accomodate all races, I sincerely hope that we will all be treated the same way in every ways, as Malaysians. Otherwise, Malaysian unity is nothing but a forlorn hope.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Went for a jog on Saturday morning...a good 20 minutes. Felt energetic till CM went for her facial. Drop dead from 6pm till the next morning:p

The next day evening, we were on the track again. They say the first 20-minute is just warming up, your body only starts to burn your calory after that... Well, so I burned 3 minutes and 51 sec of calory. Hell, I don't think we should calculate it this way... CM lasted for 1 hour and I spent my time waiting for her talking to a stray cat.

Spending a little of my time on php. Hopefully it will come in handy. Road ahead is full of hurdles but I know there is light at the end of the tunnel, so I will just bear with me.

Okay, so here's one on my wishlist: want a golden retriever to go jogging with me in the park in front of my house.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

From Susan Loone's

If this is true, then Malaysia would be a hideous country if the wrong person reigns the premiership...despicable rats.

After the murder of Altantuya, a charitable soul contacted Shaaribuu Setev, the father of the young woman : Datuk Said, honorary consul of Mongolia in Malaysia. “I am ready to do everything to help you”, said the diplomat to Shaaribuu Setev. His dedication even pushed the amicable Datuk Said to make revelations to the father. “The Malaysian governement is ready to spend one billion of tughrik (mongolian currency, equivalent to 500,000 euros) to cover up the case”.

And by the way, the NS uniform is such a joke. Easy target if we were in war.

Keyword: Najib Razak, Rosmah, murder, Altantuya, C4, Datuk Said

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

no confidence in Najib to be our Prime Minister petition

With all the rumours hovering in the humid Malaysian political climate, I started to wonder if Najib is innocent. But so far he had only denied that he knew the Mongolian lady. He did not deny that he had sent out SMS to Razak Baginda the morning RB was arrested.

“I am seeing IGP at 11am today. matter will be solved. be cool.”

Then I think harder.

There is no reason for Altantuya's cousin, Burmaa Oyunchimeg to lie about the following:

“Najib Razak. I remember the name Najib Razak because the name Razak is the same. I thought maybe they were brothers.”

With this mentioned in the court, I don't understand why Najib was not summoned to court to assist the prosecution. I am really puzzled.

But I am glad because the people still remember the poor Mongolian lady.

I read the merdekareview and Haris Ibrahim's blog and I decided to sign the no confidence in Dato Seri Najib to be our Prime Minister petition.

"And we, the undersigned, state now that until and unless the matters raised herein and the serious questions arising therefrom have been adequately investigated and findings that fully vindicate Dato Seri Najib of any and all inferences and aspersions that might reasonably be drawn or made from the same are disclosed to the public, we have no confidence in Dato Seri Najib to lead our country as Prime Minister."

Yes, Najib, I don't think you are fit to be our PM as of now. Check out your profile in wikipedia, there're load of stinking records about you.

A deeply unpopular politician among Malaysians, Najib has been labeled by his critics and the Malaysian Opposition as one of Malaysia's most dishonest and dirtiest politicians. Also known popularly as "Najis Tong Rosak" by the citizens of Malaysia.

Fellow Malaysians, check it out as well and decide if such a douche bag is qualified to be our premier. Imagine the magnitude of disgrace it will bring to our homeland, to our regime, to each and every Malaysians. I sincerely believe that Najib is not the face we are willing to put up to represent us internationally.

As of the time I pen this down, there are 2714 signatures. Fellow Malaysians, I urge you to sign the petition and stop Najib from succeeding Malaysia's premiership. I urge each and everyone of you to post the link in your website or spread the message through mails, SMS or whatever means.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Who masterminded the murder of Altantuya?

The french knew it...

And i am really saddened when i read this:

...which recounted how the pregnant Altantuya had begged for her life before she was shot in the left side of her face.

...her killers denied her pleas for mercy and shot her first in the face, and then again, when they noticed her hand was still moving.

Najib, may you sleep in peace every night with the botox face.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A congratulatory note

3 months, a 2nd proposition presentation and 4 hours ride from KL to JB later, they got the deal! It's a personal achievement as well. As excited as I can be, I collapsed and slept from 5.30pm till 9am the next day due to overdraining of the brain juices.

Let's pop the cork and bottoms up.