Wednesday, 25 June 2014

cakap cakap...World Cup and contest!

It has been a week or so since I last visited my keyboard with any intention of putting what is on my mind on to my blog. Most times it was sheer laziness on my part and when I think I am lazy my mind goes into lock down.  You need to think to write. It is easier to be lazy than to think and so I am lazy.

It’s Winter when the temperature is between 10 degrees C to 16 degrees C …..and when the weather girls tells you that there will be cold and gusty wind in the morning and that the afternoon will be wet, windy with hale….it really is easy to be lazy. You stretch out on the three seater sofa with a warm blanket and a cup of hot green tea and watch the world cup. There are live telecasts, reruns and the endless debate and discussions by so many experts on what went wrong and what went right…and when all that is done, they show those classic world cup matches from years gone by. 

You get to see Zidane head butting 

Beckham being sent off after kicking a player.

And of course Maradonna and that "Hands of God" goal:

Not too much mention of Pele anymore. Like me he is of a generation long past our prime.

This is how I will be spending my time for the coming week too. Being lazy and watching football warm and snug under my blanket into the early hours of the be exact here in Melbourne, the live coverage starts at 1.30 A.M and goes on until 8.30 A.M....and to the best of my ability I will try to stay awake enough to at least see the goals being scored. 

Such is life!

Sunday, 22 June 2014


Mujahideen arrest 'judge' who 'sentenced' Saddam Hussein to death.

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Iraqi Mujahideen arrest an American puppet 'judge' who 'sentenced' Saddam Hussein to death

Publication time: 20 June 2014, 01:01

A Shiite criminal "judge" who collaborated with American invaders, Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman and known for being ordered by America to proclaim a "death penalty" for Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, has been arrested by Iraqi Mujahideen.

The arrest of Rashid by Mujahideen was welcomed on the Internet by many people.
Some of them remind the words of Saddam who told the Shiite puppets: "I will be judged by Americans, and you by your people".

Saddam Hussein was murdered by hanging on the morning of 30 December 2006. By the order from America, the murder was carried out specifically during the feast of sacrifice Eid al-Adha.
Now a deserved punishment awaits Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman himself.

In 2013, an American puppet "executioner" was executed by Mujahideen. The thug murdered unarmed Saddam Hussein in prison after receiving orders from the above-mentioned "judge".

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Sofie on the World Cup.

Terrina Hussein
Watching Australia/Netherlands over lunch with Sofia:
Me: "He lost the ball..."
Sofie: "Who lost the ball?"
Me: "Tim Cahill"
Sofie: "Did anyone help him find it?"
Me: "Yes. Arjun Robbens."
Sofie: "That was nice of him."

And so we are left with the riffs-raffs that we have today!

Malaysia is descending into political instability, economic turmoil and racial strife.

Orderly political succession is no longer possible. There will be no generational change of leaders within BN and Pakatan Rakyat because the prospect of our current leaders being held to account for leadership that has been used and abused for vested interest of self, families, cronies and party  politics are too incriminating to be left in the hands of others to adjudicate.

Tunku, Tun Razak, Tun Hussein Onn and Tun Dr.  Mahathir are comfortable with leaving their legacies while in power to be debated by us and ultimately by history. These were all ambitious men but their ambition is not for themselves but for our nation, our people and our future. These were not selfish ambitions that uses others as pawns for their own selfish ambitions. They were not surrounded by “Yes Men” who tells them what they want to hear nor will they do whatever it takes to cling to power. Always the nations comes first.

Not Pak Lah, not Najib, not the current leaders within Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat. They will leave office when they are thrown out by their own people and us and not a day sooner and certainly not an election earlier!

And so we are left with the riffs-raffs that we have today! 

These leaders harbor ambitions of being Prime Minister but alas, lack the wither all and the fortitude for such an honor.  And like Macbeth they will rid themselves of anybody they perceive to be a threat to their own ambitions, and like Macbeth, they will ultimately find themselves alone and marginalized by very people who have gladly given their all to the same leaders not even a decade earlier! 

This is how we are today.

Who can tell Anwar Ibrahim that his own vaulting ambition to be King would be better served if he was King Maker within his own party and within Pakatan Rakayat when, to him, PKR is him and he is PKR? Is not his wife the President and Nurrul, his daughter, the heir apparent?

And within DAP…Lim Kit Siang and Lim Guan Eng honestly believed that they and they alone have brought DAP to where it is today – which is true! And they passionately believe that they and they alone will bring DAP to Putrajaya – which is not true!

And PAS is torn between religion and politics and never shall the twain meet.

Barisan Nasional bane is UMNO and UMNO’s bane is its President in whom UMNO has unwittingly consigned everything but the kitchen sink! Good when it’s President used those power for good rather than for evil, but bad when evil or the lack of political will to do what is needed for King, Country and Party succumbs to personal ambitions.

Unfortunately for all of us the task of ridding themselves of these “ambitious” leaders who lacks the ability to surmount their personal ambitions for the more sublime need to put King, country and the Rakyat before themselves, is painfully slow. But for these leaders they know that time will be the death of their own selfish ambitions because time invariably demands.

But when all is done, you can be sure that we will go to the 14th general election with the next generation of leaders for Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakayat firmly in control of our future even as they jostle amongst themselves on the road to Putrajaya. For whomsoever will be elected to form federal government will surely no longer be from the riff -  raffs that we have today. Our future lies with the young who have still to understand what race, religion and politics is all about. We can only try to leave them a Malaysia better than the one we found ourselves in....if we do not then would not our life have been in vain?     

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Hermit of Langgak Golf by Sakmongkol AK47

The Hermit of Langgak Golf




History will be unkind to people like Tengku Razaleigh. Those who have grown up with him and witness what the country has become, will judge Tengku Razaleigh harshly for choosing to sit idly by, living out his life as a political hermit at Langgak Golf.

This treatment contrasts unfavourably with the contributions this man has made to Malaysia. His good deeds to UMNO seem to have been forgotten by the present greedy leadership of UMNO. Many of the assets which UMNO now has were either transferred or were given free to UMNO by Tengku Razaleigh.

The UMNO HQ stands on a land donated by Tengku Razaleigh to UMNO. The Fleet Group which once owned New Straits Time belonged to Tengku Razaleigh.

He has served as an important cabinet minister since the days of Tun Razak. He was the economic czar at one time. He was responsible for creating and starting many of the institutions that were supposed to help advance Malays economically. Bank Islam, Bank Bumiputera, Pernas, PETRONAS, and many more.  The paper for the setting up of Universiti Islam Antara bangsa was given to him and he later gave it to Anwar Ibrahim to make a splash of an announcement. Of course Anwar claimed credit for thinking and setting up of UIA.

As we celebrated 40 years of ties with China, not many people know that it was Tengku Razaleigh who actually paved the way for Malaysia –China relations.

At this 40th anniversary, the PM who once served as assistant to Tengku Razaleigh has chosen to forget the man responsible for opening up China before Tun Razak went to China. A few years ago, the Chinese government sought to buy back a painting given to Tengku Razaleigh by Zhou En Lai- China’s grew eminence.

He is now the longest serving MP. In Parliament, he sits with 2 others who are also veteran MPs. But he sits as a forlorn figure watching the country deteriorate being mauled by greedy BN leadership. He has watched as the history of our country unfolds from a less anxiety-ridden country and where the was relatively racial harmony and religious tolerance to an anxiety ridden country with racial and religious tensions.

And history will judge him unkindly because as a person who is capable of doing something such as providing a much needed leadership righting the many wrongs done to this country, he has stood like a hermit and allow this country plunge into a mess and quagmire.

He is probably in the last leg as a serving MP. He was cheated once at being a PM for this country. He took a band of dedicated politicians and formed Semangat 46 to wrest power from Mahathir. Having lost and making peace with Mahathir and disbanding Semangat 46, he has retreated almost hermit like at his residence at Langgak Golf licking his wounded pride. Once in a while, he will create some noises only audible however to a few conscientious fellows. Meanwhile, the country as a whole is plunging deeper into an abyss.
This country is in a mess. The much touted transformation plan has hardly transformed the economy and the politics of the country. The only transformational effects to be felt in the kampongs and villages are the various money hand-outs most notably BR1M. Najib in on TV almost every night preaching BR1M like it is a godsend transmitted by God’s emissaries in the form of BN politicians.

History will ask- when all these things took place, where was Tengku Razaleigh and what has he done?

Monday, 16 June 2014

Michael Schumacher

Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher out of coma

Yahoo7 SportJune 16, 2014, 8:12 pm
The family of seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher says he has come out of a coma and has left hospital in Grenoble.
Schumacher's family said in a statement the 45-year-old was released and will undergo rehabilitation in a private location.
The German, who suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French Alps in December, was airlifted to a hospital and placed in a medically induced coma after a traumatic brain injury.
Sabine Kehm, Schumacher's manager, said in the statement the retired racer had shown “small, encouraging signs” during the “wake up” phase doctors perform before a patient reaches full consciousness.
The statement also said Schumacher's family believed messages of support helped in his recovery process and that they had offered a thank you.
"Michael has left the CHU Grenoble (hospital) to continue his long phase of rehabilitation. He is not in a coma anymore," Kehm said in a statement.
"We are sure it (the messages of support) helped him. His family would like to explicitly thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months.
“For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye,” it added.

Updated June 17, 2014, 8:28 am
    Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was transferred from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland after emerging from a coma following his devastating ski accident in December.
    In a surprise announcement, the retired German racing star's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said he had left hospital in the French Alpine city of Grenoble, where he had been treated since December 29 when he slammed his head on a rock while skiing with his son and friends.
    However, some medical experts have cast doubt on the announcement, with one saying that 'this is not news'.
    Former F1 doctor Gary Hartstein was one of the most outspoken, and said that the announcement was nothing more than what was revealed back in April.
    “We’re told, with what appears to be a bit of a triumphal air, that Michael is no longer in a coma. As stated above, THIS IS NOT NEWS. I cannot help but think that this is a highly cynical use of language, using the truth to convey an impression that is almost certainly false,” Dr Harstein wrote on his blog.
    “I cannot but think that if Michael had emerged AT ALL from the minimally conscious state that Sabine so accurately described in April, we’d be told that Michael is leaving for rehab, that he is having problems expressing himself and will work hard to get better. Or that he’s having to learn to walk, read, write, etc all over again. But no, we’re told what we already know, and pretty much told to not ever expect further updates.
    “This all leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. And a huge space of sadness for Michael’s family, and for you, his fans.”
    Another expert, neurosurgeon Andreas Pingel, said that only a quarter of patients who suffer serious brain injuries ever make a full recovery.
    “Only between 10 and 30 per cent of these patients have disabilities which are tolerable,” Dr Pingel told Germany’s Focus magazine.
    The 45-year-old was transferred to a hospital in the Swiss city of Lausanne where he will be undergoing further treatment, hospital spokesman Darcy Christen told AFP.
    Stressing the hospital's commitment to privacy, Christen said Schumacher's family was with him "in a space created especially to ensure their intimacy and to ensure the best possible care."
    The Lausanne hospital has renowned neurology experts and Schumacher, his wife Corinna and two children live nearby in the small town of Gland.
    Dozens of journalists were parked in front of the facility, but in a country that fiercely respects privacy, the crowd was far smaller than it was in December when news of his accident in the French skiing resort of Meribel attracted throngs of media and fans to the Grenoble hospital.
    Current condition unknown
    In a statement, the seven-time world champion's spokeswoman Kehm said his family wanted to "thank all his treating doctors, nurses and therapists in Grenoble as well as the first aiders at the place of the accident, who did an excellent job in those first months."
    "For the future we ask for understanding that his further rehabilitation will take place away from the public eye," she said.
    She gave no further details about Schumacher's condition, which has been kept under a tight lid since his accident.
    The racing star underwent two operations to remove life-threatening blood clots after the freak accident that shocked the world, before being plunged into a medically induced coma.
    His family announced at the end of January that drugs used to keep him in his deep sleep were being reduced with a view to bringing him back to consciousness.
    Since then, Kehm had said he was showing short moments of consciousness, but few other details had filtered out and it is still unclear as to what the future holds for the man who cheated death countless times on the racing tracks.
    Doctors say some patients only show signs of improvement several years after their accident. In an April interview with German broadcaster ARD, Kehm said that "a medical prognosis is not possible" due to the nature of his brain injury.
    French specialist Bernard Vigue, at the Bicetre Hospital outside Paris, said that he had no information about Schumacher's condition but that "progress is still possible" for patients who had spent six months in an artificial coma after suffering a brain injury.
    - 'Red Baron' of Formula One -
    News of his transfer to Lausanne was welcomed by Schumacher's close friend Lukas Podolski, the German footballer who is currently in Brazil for the World Cup.
    "What a great news Get well soon Schumi I'm so glad and happy when I just heard it!!" he tweeted.
    "Keep fighting Michael!!" tweeted driver Nico Rosberg, while Ferrari said on its Twitter feed the news was "encouraging".
    Known as the "Red Baron" in reference to an ace World War I German fighter pilot, Schumacher made his debut in 1991 and dominated Formula One not long after.
    A ruthless and at times controversial competitor, the German won an unprecedented 91 races, and seven world titles including five in a row with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004.
    He first retired aged 37 but was unable to resist the lure of the track. In 2010, he came out of retirement but failed to re-enact his previous performances, and he quit for good in 2012.
    Retirement did not dull his relish for adrenaline, however, and he kept pursuing thrill-seeking hobbies as the holder of a pilot's licence, an accomplished motorbike rider, parachutist, skier and mountain climber.
    He survived a motorbike accident in Spain in 2009, during which he suffered head and neck injuries but was released from hospital after just five hours -- a far cry from his December skiing crash.
    In her statement Monday, Kehm said Schumacher's family wanted "to thank all the people who have sent Michael all the many good wishes".
    "We are sure it helped him," she added.

    Sunday, 15 June 2014

    Singapore PM queueing for Chicken Wing. Will Najib be queueing for Satay next?

    PM Lee spotted queueing for chicken wings at Redhill hawker centre
    Posted on 13 June 2014  |  102,411 views  |  55 comments
    PHOTO: Wanbao/ Internet
    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was spotted at Redhill hawker centre, queueing for 30 minutes to buy fried chicken.
    According to Lianhe Wanbao, this picture of him started circulating this morning, with many excited to see the PM dining at the hawker centre.
    Netizens have praised the prime minister's willingness to queue for food himself just like any other member of the public, as well as immerse himself in the public community.
    PM Lee was queueing at Block 85 Redhill market, at a fried chicken and bee hoon stall last night, June 12.
    The minister also posted a picture of a dessert stall in the same hawker centre on his Facebook page, mentioning that the 'Fortune Cat' in front of it seemed to bring it popularity and business indeed.
    He also thanked an anonymous person for giving him a bowl of green bean soup.