Friday, December 24, 2004

All They Want For X'Mas.......

Kudos to the state govt of Trengganu
especially to the Menteri Besar Datuk Idris Jusoh for
taking the bold step of looking into the plight of
Christians in the state who have been deprived of
having a proper church.(Nst 23/12 2004.). It is indeed
sad and inappropriate that after 47 years of
independence, the state govt of Kelantan, Trengganu
and Kedah has deemed it not neccessary to allocate
land for christians to build proper church for their
christian parishernors.In these states, christian
churchgoers have to make do with makeshifts churches
located on the second or third floors of shophouses.
The time has come for the state govt. of
Kelantan, Trengganu and Kedah to look into the plight
of christians in these states and make a concerted
effort to address the problem.The christians in these
states just pray and hope that the govt would just
give them a small piece of land so that a decent
church can be build for christian churchgoers.That is
all they want for christmas and they will pray and
keep on praying as they did for the last 47 years and
hope that their prayers will be answered.

Friday, December 03, 2004

No Misalignment of our currency.

Minister of Finance II Tan sri Nor Mohamad Yakcop
and Bank Negara Governor datuk Zeti is certainly
unwittingly contradicting themselves when they
repeatedly voice their usual assurance that there was
no misalignment of our currency with the other major
currencies.The finance Minister II gave figures that
revealed a drop of 11.2% in sterling,10.5% of
Euro,25.2%of the yen and a 17.1% in the rupiah and
yet in the same breath said that there was no
misalignment. How could they reconcile their statement
that there is no misalignment and yet gave figures
that indicate a substantial drop in value of those
major currencies.?In fact the figures provided by the
minister is inaccurate.In 1998 the sterling was about
$5 to a pound.Now it is about $7.20 to a pound.That
translate to a drop of almost 29% in value in relation
to our currency and not 10.5% as given by the Finance
Minister II. If a drop in value of a currency of 29%
is not misalignment then the Finance Minister II and
Bank Negara Zeti should give a clear definition of

Paradise For Believers and terrorists.

I wish to comment on mohammad's article on ;'Fires of
hell for unbelievers'. I cannot believe that in this
day and age we still have prehistoric beings like
Mohammad in our planet.I thought creatures like him
have been extinct for quite some time but alas when I
read his article that all non- believers have one way
traffic to hell, I cannot help but agree that if
heaven is for the likes of him then i would be quite
happy to be in hell .
Does Mohammad seriously believe that God
in his wisdom would totally exclude one billion people
in China, One billion people in India, a few hundred
million in the american continent, a few hundred
million in the European continent to the gates of
heaven because they are non believers?By his own
assertion and logic god would welcome with open arms
terrorists who behead innocent civilians and suicide
bombers who killed at random just simply because they
accept Allah as their God?
Well Mohammad, if that is God's criteria to enter
into the pearly Gate of heaven then you and your
terrorists friends can have your paradise. As for me I
would prefer to be with my non-believers friends in
fires of hell.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

A.P's For Automobiles Should Be abolished.

I was quite shocked to read an article
presumably released by a parliamentary report(2003)
that over
6000 AP's out of 12,000 issued by Rafidah's ministry
was given to S.M Nasimuddin and his related
companies.Given the current market value of an AP at
$40,000, the total value of 6000 APs works out
conservatively at $240 million. Now the question that
begs to be answered is why does Rafidah's ministry
deemed it necessary to bequeath such astounding wealth
to a single bumiputra individual.APs are highly
marketable instruments and possession of it is akin to
a licence to print money.If the government is sincere
in wanting to help the bumiputras entrepreneur why
cant they distribute this instant money making venture
to several hundred bumiputra businessman rather than
to a single individual.Or is there more to it than
what the surface indicate.Perhaps, there are more than
single individual in Rafidah's ministry benefitting
from the deal.
Its about time the government abolish the
issuance of these APs.Its a vestige of the corrupt
past and the manner it is given out reflects poorly on
a lack of transparency.Giving out APs is surely not
teaching bumiputra how to be good entrepreneurs. My 10
yr old son can just as well know how to accumulate
wealth if he is given 6000 APs a year.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Kota Bharu is guilty Of Haphazard planning

The town of Kota Bharu, presently under the opposition rule is in dire need of some planning.The Pas ruled town either dont have a Town Planner or the town Planner is just not qualified to do the job.We have banks located at the traffic junction of wakaf siku and because of its location at the traffic lights there a daily traffic jam when patrons of bank double park to do their banking business.This is not an isolated case. At jalan Mahmood another two banks is strategically located at the traffic junction and during banking hours traffic jam is a daily occurrence .
The old Genearal Hospital located at a congested , smog filled area with insufficient parking space should have been relocated to the outskirt of town.Instead the hospital have been allowed to expand in its limited space , building new hospital wings and medical quarters for its staff.What is even more baffling is that a private hospital was allowed to be built nearby thus contributing to an overwhelming congested situation which already has its neighbour a four star hotel,the state Police Headquarters and the Wisma Persekutuan Building housing all the govt depts.Hospital cater for sick people and sick people need a clean healthy environment to convalescence and not a smog filled , congested environment in the heart of town.
Traffic congestion at the sultan Yahya Petra bridge is a daily occurrence.This congestion was already known some 10 years ago and to overcome this , some one suggested building a bridge at Pasir Mas.After completion of the bridge it was found that it had not ease the traffic congestion at Yahya Petra bridge.Instead of building a parallel bridge with the existing Yahya Petra bridge some one made the uncanny decision to build a bridge at Tendong at a cost of $100 million . Not surprisingly this also did not ease the traffic congestion.Today we are stuck with two under utilised bridge costing a few hundred million dollars and the congestion at the yahya Petra bridge remain to this day unresolve.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Let The Chinese build as many schools as they want.

Why is the govt so afraid of their own
shadow?Why should they feel so threaten as to deny MCA
request for more chinese schools to be build?Like
everthing else it will sort itself out. The basic law
of supply and demand will ensure that at some point
they will equate. If there is an over supply of
chinese schools they will close on their own accord
and if there is a shortage of these schools there will
be clamour to have more.The govt should have no role
to play in determining whether they should allow or
not the building of more chinese schools. The govt
should instead focus on the reason why chinese parents
are sending their children to vernacular schools.
Frankly, its not difficult to see why
chinese parents are reluctant to send their children
to National schools.National schools have lost their
purpose and identity.It no longer reflects the
aspirations and goals of what a national school should
be. Instead it has sadly been transformed into
religious schools with special emphasis on Islam
having a central role.Some schools have even gone as
far as imposing the mode of uniform the non-muslim
students have to wear.The education dept has not been
able to exert their authority on this matters and the
situation has been allowed to drift to a point of no
return.The chinese parents are frustrated at the
govt's indifference and to vent their frustration they

send their children to vernacular schools.
Racial integration cannot be attained by the
barrel of the gun neither can it be resolved by
imposing one's religious beliefs on another.Racial
integration can only be achieved by properly nurturing
the body and spirit of each other beliefs and to
render due respect to each other.The role of the govt
is not merely to authorise or deny chinese from
building more schools. It must examine its failure to
persuade chinese parents from sending their children
to National schools and its failure to foster an
integrated and unified malaysian society.