Saturday, May 30, 2009


Poster war
(without a real challenger)

PKR candidate, Mansor Othman

Same sentence, spoken by 2 different persons will have 2 different impacts. I just realised about this when I went to a ceramah by PKR in the coming Penanti by-election. I still remember how Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim spoke this sentence (anak Melayu anak saya, anak Cina anak saya, anak India pun anak saya) and it had a great impact towards its audience including me. Maybe this is because of his excellent rhetoric skill. But when this sentence was spoken by Mansor Othman, I didn’t get the “umph” factor. It seems to be an ordinary sentence to me. I managed to listen to YB Sivakumar (Perak DUN Speaker), Tian Chua (Batu MP), YB Chan Ming Kai (ADUN Simpang Pulai, Perak) and YB Phee Boon Poh (EXCO Pulau Pinang). Sivakumar and Tian Chua gave a good speech Phee gave a full Hokkien dialect speech. Chan’s speech is not bad as well considering he is still new in politics.

YB Phee Boon Poh

YB Sivakumar

YB Tian Chua

YB Chan Ming Kai
The scenario in this by-election is quite different. Without BN, there is no poster war and less competitive. It becomes more difficult too in getting to know the exact venue for ceramah. This by-election seems to be one sided. The most important thing for PKR is not winning the by-election, but increasing the majority tremendously to proof that people are still with Pakatan Rakyat.

Outgoing (right) with Incoming (left) Penanti Assemblyman and Penang Deputy Chief Minister I

Friday, May 29, 2009


It is such a great experience to be a tour guide and translator for 42 Vietnamese. Only 3 of them are monks and the chief monk is my sifu’s disciple. So, my master helped them to organize this trip and made it as economic as possible. The worst thing is; my camera hp spoilt during the trip. Miss out a lot of nice sceneries and images. So, I can only post up a few pictures that I have. Hope that those pictures still safe in my hp.

Strawberry farm in Cameron

I went to my sifu’s temple in Kampar on 15th. On 16th, we picked them up from the airport. We had lots of communication problems. They can speak neither Chinese nor English well. At first, we were quite sure that Air Asia flights from Ho Chi Minh suppose to reach LCCT. After waiting for 30-60 mins, they called us. After a long conversation that both sides didn’t really get what each other is saying, we went to KLIA after one of them told us they are in INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Upon reaching there, we still not managed to find them. After looking for them for a long time, they told us that they are in front of Old Town Kopitiam (which is located in LCCT, KLIA doesn’t have Old Town). Thus, we returned to LCCT to pick them up. By that time, it was already 3pm and we had our lunch half an hour after that.

On 17th, we went to Cameron Highlands. The funniest part about Cameron is the route to the highland. The tour guide stopped at the road side for them to take some pictures since the scenery there is superb nice. Some of them got down of the bus and urinated around some bushes. The tour guide caught in surprise. He had not experience this before. For them, it is common to urinate by the roadside at highways because their highways don’t provide R&R like in Malaysia. Visit Vietnam and you will know about that.

In rose farm

On 18th, we went to Genting Highlands. They “lied” my money. I just put my money on the table and they took it away. So bad... I’m not sure how they feel about Genting. But for the youngsters, they do enjoy there. Accidentally met with a few youngsters in the casino. Maybe because they can speak a bit of English, that’s why they can go around Genting on their own.

Before my hp spoilt

After checking out from Genting on the 19th, we had a city tour in Ipoh. The next day, we went to my hometown, which is PENANG. They visited Kek Lok Si, Sleeping Buddha and Burmese Temple etc. But they didn’t stay there for a long time because we had to rush to Thai border.

On 21st, the Thai tour guide brought us to Songkla. The food there didn’t really suit us (unless you like very spicy food). The beach there is quite nice. I tried coconut bird nest too. It costs 200 Bahts. But I don’t feel it is that nice anyway. In the evening, we had our free activities. At night, the tour guide brought those who want to watch “SHOW” to the venue. Any idea what show is that??? It costs 400 Bahts. But I didn’t follow them. I just followed my sifu and walked around the streets there. I think I haven’t been to Hat Yai for a couple of years since bombing incidents erupted there. I found it quite different when I went there this time around. Maybe last time I’m too young to understand. There are a lot of massage services. But I’m wondering whether those massages are real massages or “unreal” massages. Because the advertisements shown don’t seem to be providing massage services ONLY.
Those are all the pictures that left after servicing my hp

We check out from Hat Yai on 22nd. I heard from the Thai tour guide that 70 tour buses from a company are coming to Malaysia for a visit. Plus the screening for H1N1 disease. That is why the immigration process took us about 1-2 hours. After that, I stopped at the Juru R&R and my family picked me up from there. Actually, their journey didn’t end there. They are going to KL and will overnight in KL. On 23rd, they will have a city tour in KL and will only return to Ho Chin Minh on 24th early morning.
3 Vietnamese with my sifu

In this trip, I do learn and enjoy a lot although sometimes it is a bit hard to communicate and control the crowd. Many of them didn’t punctual and didn’t listen to our advice or instruction. That is why sometimes we wasted a lot of time unnecessarily. Anyway, I do enjoy this trip and look forward to meet them in Vietnam the next time I go there. And it is very grateful when people appreciate our hard work. They sang a Vietnamese song for me before I left and gave me a small gift (they collected some money from all of them). But I don’t receive that gift as I feel that what I did is on voluntarily basis and I don’t want to receive any money from them. But I do receive a “fo2 zhu1” (don’t know how to translate that, it is the wood pieces that we wear on our wrist) from a Vietnamese monk. Do enjoy the happiness and stress during this trip.

Friday, May 15, 2009


In NTV7 news at 8pm yesterday, Tun Dr. Mahathir suggested that BN should move a motion of no-confidence to regain the legitimacy for Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir as Menteri Besar. That is the only way for BN to go if they want to stay in power. Although Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak had said that BN is not fear of snap election, but in my personal opinion, I don’t think that snap election is a good idea for BN even though snap election is the only way to solve Perak crisis.

In my opinion, other alternatives will surely link back to judiciary which will come back to square one. Take the motion of no-confidence for example. BN for sure will succeed since they have the majority. But a few questions will arise.

Question 1 :
Who should be the speaker for the meeting? If Sivakumar were to handle the meeting, I am doubt that he will approve the motion. If Ganesan were to handle the meeting, legitimacy of him becoming speaker can be questioned and brought back to court.

Question 2 :
Is 7th May meeting valid? If the meeting and under-the-tree-meeting are not valid, then the State Assembly will automatically be dissolved for not having meeting in 6 months. So, the question of validity has to be brought back to court.

So, at the end, all the alternatives can be questioned and brought back to court. It would not solve the crisis. The only way is by dissolving the State Assembly. That is the only way to avoid all legal hassles.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Who is Menteri Besar of Perak???

Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin

or Datuk Seri Dr. Zambry Abd Kadir

Who is Speaker of Perak State Assembly???

V. Sivakumar

or R. Ganesan

At last he is able to gives his speech

No matter what decision he makes,

One side will dissatisfied

People are wondering whether they are in Perak State Assembly or Taiwan Parliament. A political turmoil had created a few Malaysia book of record. Firstly, the Regent of Perak Raja Nazrin had to wait for 5 hours before he gives his speech. Secondly, it is a first time a speaker had been dragged out of the State Assembly forcibly by outsiders. I’m curious whether this had happened even in Taiwan before. Thirdly, fighting and verbal arguing occurred from the beginning of the meeting till the end. Don’t they feel thirsty or tired?

The scenario in Perak State Assembly

Speaker V.Sivakumar dragged out from the hall forcibly

Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen have some words with "new speaker" R. Ganesan

R. Ganesan was been declared as the Speaker of the House

Fighting among our wakil rakyat

Lots of recording and snapping of photos

Dr. Zambry with some ADUN

Second Round Fighting

Don't they feel tired?

Loke standing on the table

Pity of Speaker...
Can he be removed in that rude way???

A lot of arrest had been made outside the state assembly prior the meeting begins. Even a few wakil rakyat have not been spared. Until today, Perak still has 2 governments and no opposition. When will this turmoil ends? In my opinion, there is no ending for this scenario. Even if one side lose in High Court, they will still appeal to Appeal Court and eventually Federal Court. Even if Federal Court rules against their favour, they still can file in a slightly different motion (in terms of vocabulary) in court and continue the legal tussle.

Ketua Pemuda PAS, YB SalahuddinAyub was arrested

Teratai ADUN, YB Janice Lee was arrested

Ampang MP, YB Zuraida Kamarudin was fighting for her right

Tian Chua was not spared either

More and more arrest

Is he the King of Fighter???
Needs 5 police 2 overpower him...

Kit Siang was denied entry into Perak State Assembly despite he has an invitation...

Feel pity to the state civil servants. Who should they work for? Nizar or Dr Zambry? After High Court rules in favour for Nizar, Appeal Court ordered a stay of execution which means Dr Zambry is the Menteri Besar in just a few hours.

Is Malaysia having a war now???

Waiting for orders

"protecting our borders"

A bit messy

Troublesome for motorist

In standby mode

PAS supporters are having SOLAT HAJAT...

In Perak nowadays, all the legislative matters have been brought forward to court. Isn’t this contradicts with the concept of separation of powers? Furthermore, legislation is about people choosing a representative to represent them in Parliament (in this case State Assembly). Don’t you think that the original purpose of having election or Abraham Lincoln’s dictum “Government from the people, by the people, for the people” is not upheld anymore? Now, it is about legality of one’s position in terms of law and not in terms of the will of the people. Don’t you think there is just 1 way to solve the crisis in Perak? Let the people decide what they want.

At last, we can have some peace in Perak...

BN ADUN with YB Hee is complaining about being sexually harassed during the fighting in State Assembly...

Nizar was declared as the rightful Menteri Besar by High Court

But this only last a few hours after Appeal Court orders a stay of execution...