Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Malaysiakini reported that PRO ISA will tag along kumpulan pesilat lincah (Martial art group)...
I am curious, what effect will they bring? Perform before the people and say ISA is good?? Crap.
Another insane quote: “Kita ikut GMI, nak tunjuk kita juga mempunyai sokongan,” katanya. (We follow GMI, want to show that we have support too.)
hahaha! GMI is just an organisazation that organize it, the people who support their cause is the main point. They just don't get it. Well, since you asked for it, we the people who want justice will show you how BIG we are! Wait for the day!!!
MARK YE DATE DOWN!
They have more or less 60 people. Let's give them 100.
Teoh's memorial? 2 to 3K.
Dude, See where the people stand! You are standing on ice berg. Suka Hati you....
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The above photo shows Selangor Speaker YB Teng Chang Khim and Selangor MB YAB Khalid. YB Lim Kit Siang fired at MACC. Teng is still at his best, shooting the BN faults and compare their double standards.
Several Selangor Exco and Pakatan leaders waiting for their turn. YB Eli was spotted there giving support.
I was trying to capture a photo of the crowd when this man suddenly move forward to the little young girl. He was going to shake her hand. It is quite a touching photo for me.
Tunku of dap's speaking now. He said beng hock is Malaysia's son! He just returned from melacca after paying his last respect to Beng hock. Crowd estimated around 2k. People kept coming even after a drizzle before event start.
Think of their family. Parents, sibling, and his close ones including his fiance and friends. How will they handle his dismiss? What if it happen to your own family?
Folks, I will be heading to Stadium Kelana Jaya on Sunday. Meet you there at 4.30 PM.
Blue sentence = Father's phrase
Red sentence = Mom's phrase
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Memorials and vigils are being organized to commemorate the solemn passing of Beng Hock, please kindly show our support and spread the word around.
More info are being made available at:
* 18/7 (Saturday, 7pm) - Memorial for TBH @ Dewan Serbaguna Seri Kembangan
* 18/7 (Saturday, 9pm) - Candlelight Vigil for TBH @ DAP MP for Bakri Service Centre, No.1, Taman Bintang, Jalan Sakeh, 84000 Muar, Johor
* 19/7 (Sunday, 430pm) - Vigil for TBH @ MBPJ Stadium Kelana Jaya, PJ.
* 20/7 (Monday, 11am) - TBH's Funeral @ Alor Gajah, Melaka
* 21/7 (Tuesday, 8pm) - Public Forum: Justice For Beng Hock, Reforming Malaysia @ Jln Utama, P.Pinang.
Justice for Comrade Beng Hock
Friday, July 17, 2009
Are you holding responsible for his death?
My friend was quite sad and had a sleepless night. He wrote a poem dedicated to him.
Arvind Ram Kumar: The news of Teoh Beng Hock' death yesterday saddened me even though I do not know him personally. I went totally speechless after hearing the tragic news, and understand why our fellow Malaysians were expressing their anger at this issue.
I do not know what else to write, but would like to contribute a poem which I wrote myself last night. My condolences to Teoh Beng Hock's family and friends, may he rest in peace.
Tree of Life
Wind blew gracefully into the forest of the unknown,
Where every man goes and never returns,
An ancient tree standing tall above all,
Sheltered two beings never seen by mankind,
They work day and night beneath the sacred tree,
Making sure the equilibrium continues,
As good and evil will always be equal……
The two beings never faced each other,
But their action will always remain a mystery,
As time was never present before them,
One creates a tapestry of life from the ancient tree,
Another shatters it on the stone of history,
One faceless being with a pleasant nature,
Another cursed with a horrifying manifestation….
Life and death are part of us,
One who is born will pass away someday,
As body may perish but never a soul,
The tree of life will be the final destination,
And the cycle continues as He looks over,
When someone celebrates the birth of a new life,
Another will grieve for the lost of loved ones……
Taken from Malaysiakini.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
One of the phrase my friend also use to tease each other is this:
Some might misunderstand it for one night stand or dirty minded stuff. However, it is a direct translation which mean "Are you free tonight?".
Let us hope that the Government will see a clearer picture of language usage in our daily life.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I THINK the basic problem lies with the teachers. There is no sincere effort among them to master the language themselves in order to be able to teach with confidence.
In the 1970’s when teachers who were trained to teach in the English language had to revert to Bahasa Malaysia. I was one of them, and we took great efforts to do so. Other colleagues who could not master the language took the right step - they resigned.
As I drove to school, I would listen to “Learn a Word a Day” over the radio every day and ensured I used that word in my conversations that day. This helped me to add new words to my vocabulary.
I also requested to teach in a “weak class” (classes were streamed in those days) so that I could gain confidence in the language. I was never shy to ask my Malay colleagues for help. I improved so much that my headmistress allowed me to teach Geography and History in Bahasa Malaysia in Form 4.
Before I retired in the 1990s, I was asked to observe and report on English Language trainee teachers. Even then, I could see the deterioration in the standard from year to year.
I can only say one thing - the system is the cause for this deterioration.
The above article taken from Thestar Online.
Government, are you doing the right thing? Not only you killed your wonderful teacher, you will soon kill your future generation!!
As for the recent changes to revert to the old method of teaching S & M in BM, below is my opinions which I posted in a group:
We may have international school, but still we should be given more option. Not to say when we have so many different types of school, we cannot achieve unity among us.
I suggest we must scrap the Pendidikan Moral subject. This subject is not a subject. It is a life lesson that must be taught at home. Many students complained they are not learning anything at all. Waste of time.
May be they should think of having year end camp for ALL form 4 & 5 students after their examination. (One month camp.) Get them to do community work, understanding each other cultures and beliefs. This would bring them closer among them. Scrap National service. This is better than moral eds. Practicality.
S & M = Science and Maths.
Post Note 2: I would like to tell all my readers that from today onward, I will be focusing more on education rather than politics. Education has been my passion and I can't give it a miss. Thanks!
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Grandpa John is sitting on a rocking chair. He is looking out at the playground in front of his house. His neighbour son is beside him playing with puppies. A young lovely girl aged around 15 plus pass by his house and wave to him. That was Diana from Kampung Jaafar. He said to me. I am surprised of how he knew the girl. I asked him for more information. Oh boy, don't you know your grandpa is like a database who knows everything? I have not been with my grandpa for a year. I came back for good and try to know more about what that had happen in
You know what? Malaysia Today is a totally different
Grandpa closed his eyes and when he re-opens, I saw his red eyes preparing him for some tears. Yet, he held on. That night, Diana asked me why her mom was detained by the police. I said that her mom was using her freedom of speech on what she believed in and she was not a criminal. But she does not believe. Diana mentioned that bad people always detained by the police. I said no. She is not bad. She is a loving mother and you must love your mother for what she had done for
There was a silent moment. Grandpa John stood up and showed me his scars. A long scar of former stitches can be seen on his right leg. It happened during the vigil. I am considered fortunate for not being arrested. Previously, the majority of the citizens do not look highly upon jail bird or detainee. They always rate them as bad or unwanted citizen. Now? We look at their inner heart. We see why they get arrested. Look at YAB Lim Guan Eng who was trying to bring justice for a girl. End up in jail. Look at those who were detained in the Anti-ISA vigil. Look at those innocent people who were jailed up in Kamunting under ISA. What is this ISA that make people protest against it? I asked in anticipation. It stands for Internal Security Act. It was for those who threaten the country safety and being jail up without trial. However, I see no threat from them. Oh well, that is only my opinion. Not of those authority. They do not seem to have the same channel as I am.
Come inside. Let me show you some photos and videos. As he sit on the sofa and switch on his laptop, I asked him whether any of his friends got arrested. All those arrested were my friends. I used to be very quiet. Never go beyond my comfort zones. Previously, I do not know them. Now, they are my friends. They sacrifice themselves for a better
Those who fought for this cause will surely felt the pain in their heart if any of us get caught. We are like a big family sharing the same goal. We celebrate together when there were victorious moments; we shared the pain when one of us is down. Neither 5 nor 23, even one casualty we will be sad! It also gives us an urge to do more! Grandpa looked at a picture of a little girl and smile. Look, this is our youngest supporter of our cause. Her name arr... I forgot. Sorry, getting old and my memory fade pretty fast. She was wearing `I am with RPK` black colour mini T-SHIRT and looked at the person who took her photo. Grandpa said it had sent waves of warmth to those who see this picture. "It's a picture of Peace," he said.
This piece is written some time ago. I read some news and personal experience and decided to put it down into a story for our young generation. It may relates to some of you who had encounter the fight for a better Malaysia. I dedicate it to those who had been arrested and charge in court. I also dedicate it to those family members whom they have their love ones detained in Kamunting.