SocioPolitics

Murder They Wrote

The following police report was made on 28 June 2008 at 5.45 PM by Mohd
Saiful Bukhari bin Azlan, who turns 23 next week (i/c no
850706-01-5687), claiming that he was sodomised by Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim:

“Saya
Mohd Saiful Bukhari b Azlan ingin melaporkan bahawa saya telah diliwat
oleh majikan saya. Perkara ini berlaku tanpa kerelaan saya. Kejadian
terakhir berlaku 26/6/08 di Unit 1151, Kondominium Desa Damansara, Jln
Setia Kasih, KL. Oleh itu, tujuan laporan ini dibuat untuk mendapat
pembelaan dan keadilan keatas diri saya. Saya juga berasa bimbang
dengan keselamatan diri dan keluarga saya jika perkara ini tersebar
luas di khalayak ramai. Majikan saya Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim – Ketua
Umum PKR.”


* Notice the background, get the hint? *


PKR (Parti Keadilan Rakyat) is claiming that this Mohd Saiful is actually a mole planted by certain high-level individual within the BN government to politically murder Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim once again. I said once again because they tried to do the same back in 1999, resulting in Anwar being jailed for 6 years although was later acquitted.


* Recognised this guy next to Saiful? He is none other than Datuk Shahrir Samad, the Malaysian Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister *

Meanwhile, Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim is still holed up at the Turkish embassy in Kuala Lumpur. He is refusing to come out unless the Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi can assure his physical safety as Anwar has received tips off about attempts to assassinate him.

Is this the signs of a second wave of political tsunami since the first one hit our shores during the last General Election in March? Keep on praying for our nation, brothers and sisters!

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Why the chicken cross the road?

Finally,
some authoritative answers to this age-old question!



 BARACK OBAMA:

 The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The
chicken
 wanted CHANGE!


 JOHN MCCAIN:

 My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need
 to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other
 side of the road.


 HILLARY CLINTON:

 When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross
 the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure — right
 from Day One! — that every chicken in this country gets the chance it
 deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn’t about me…….


 DR. PHIL:

 The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must
 first deal with the problem on ‘THIS’ side of the road before it goes
 after the problem on the ‘OTHER SIDE’ of the road. What we need to do is
 help him realize how stupid he’s acting by not taking on his ‘CURRENT’
 problems before adding ‘NEW’ problems.


 OPRAH:

 Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he
 wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn
 from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I’m going to
 give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not
 live his life like the rest of the chickens.



 GEORGE W. BUSH:

 We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to
 know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is
 either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.



 COLIN POWELL:

 Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of
 the chicken crossing the road…


 ANDERSON COOPER – CNN:

 We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been
 allowed to have access to the other side of the road.


 JOHN KERRY:

 Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it!
 It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s
 intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.


 NANCY GRACE:

 That chicken crossed the road because he’s GUILTY! You can see it in his
 eyes and the way he walks.


 PAT BUCHANAN:

 To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.


 MARTHA STEWART:

 No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a
 standing order at the Farmer’s Market to sell my eggs when the price
 dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider
 information.


 DR SEUSS:

 Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the
 chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.


 ERNEST HEMINGWAY:

 To die in the rain. Alone.


 GRANDPA:

 In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told
us
 the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.


 BARBARA WALTERS:

 Isn’t that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the
 chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it
 experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its life
 long dream of crossing the road.


 ARISTOTLE:

 It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.


 JOHN LENNON:

 Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.


 BILL GATES:

 I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads, but
 will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check
book.
 Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken. This new platform
is
 much more stable and will never cra…#@&&^(C%
………. reboot.


 ALBERT EINSTEIN:

 Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the
 chicken?



 BILL CLINTON:

 I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of
 chicken?


 ALGORE:

 I invented the chicken!


 COLONEL SANDERS:

 Did I miss one?



 DICK CHENEY:

 Where’s my gun?



 AL SHARPTON:

 Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens!

 And now, the local version (for Singapore & Malaysia):



 LEE KUAN YEW (Former Prime Minister Singapore):

 We have installed crossing lights at all traffic junctions.  All
chickens
 should be able to cross safely to the other side.


 LEE HSIEN LOONG (Current Prime Minister Singapore):

 Gantry points have been set up.  All chickens wanting to cross the
road
 are advised to top up their cash cards first.


 ABDULLAH BADAWI (Current Prime Minister Malaysia):

 We have to be fair to all chickens. Some want to cross over the road,
some
 do not. …….. Zzzzzz …….zzzzzz ……. Now what were we talking
 about? Ah yes, chickens.  We will form a Royal Commission to decide
 whether it is right for them to cross the road.


 MAHATHIR (Former Prime Minister Malaysia):

 Now even the non-bumi chickens want to cross the road?  How can they
 disrespect and disregard the bumi chickens?  We must be allowed to
cross over first.  It is our right!


 ANWAR (Opposition party leader Malaysia):

 We have enough chickens waiting to cross over in September.


SAMY VELLU (Former Minister of Works Malaysia):

 After we have erected the toll booths, all chickens are free to cross the
 road.

V.K.LINGAM:
It
looks like a chicken, it sounds like a chicken, but it is not a
chicken. Correct correct correct!

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What is Never Mentioned in Mainstream Media

WHAT IS NEVER MENTIONED IN Mainstream Media like NST/TheStar/Utusan/BH
are these facts….

 
Malaysian PerCapita Income USD 5000 
                        
VS

Singaporean PerCapita Income USD 25000
 
Further The Star made a comparison of prices in
Thailand , Singapore and Indonesia .


For Thailand it is quoted at RM3.90/liter,
however are they aware that in Thailand new cars are cheaper than Malaysia by
RM10,000? They pay only one life time for their driving license? No renewal fee
after that? Also that goes for road tax as well? And do TheStar also aware that
you can drive all the way from Hadtyai to Bangkok on a six lane highway without
paying any Tolls ??!!


Whereas here in Malaysia you have to pay yearly renewal for road tax , driving
license and TOLLS, TOLLS, TOLLS!!!

For Singapore how can you quote RM 5.20 ? Please quote in Singapore Dollars
because they are earning in Sing Dollars. You might as well say Europeans are
paying RM10/liter. RM5.20/liter = Sing $ 2.20/liter, still cheaper than
Malaysia in view of fact that Singapore is not a crude oil exporter. Are you
saying that you fill up petrol in Singapore by paying Ringgit?

 
In economy, dollar to dollar must be compared as
apple to apple. Not comparing like durian in M’sia is much cheaper than durian
in Japan !! Of course-lah, Japan is not durian producer!!! Comparing Malaysian
durian with Thailand durian make more sense!!

For Indonesia we might say is cheaper there at RM2.07/liter but compare that to
their level of income!

 
 
Now, let us compare the price with OIL PRODUCING
countries:

 
UAE – RM1.19/litre
Eygpt – RM1.03/litre
Bahrain – RM0.87/litre
Qatar – RM0.68/litre
Kuwait – RM0.67/litre
Saudi Arabia – RM0.38/litre
Iran – RM0.35/litre
Nigeria – RM0.32/litre
Turkmenistan – RM0.25/litre
Venezuela – RM0.16/litre
MALAYSIA – RM2.70/litre

 
 
RM 2.70!!! Individual perspective:
 
As of last month a Toyota Vios would ’cause a
damage’ of about RM 89,000.

In the international market, a Toyota Vios is
about USD 19,000

USD 19,000 = RM 62,700 (using the indicative
rates of USD 1 = RM 3.30)

That makes Malaysian Vios owners pay an extra RM
26,300.

 
This RM 26,300 should be cost of operations,
profit and tax because the transportation costs have been factored in to the
USD 19,000.

 
RM 26,300/ RM625 petrol rebate per year
translates to a Vios being used for 42.08 years.

 
I do understand that the RM 625 is a rebate
given by the government, but it also means that one has to use the Vios for
42.08 years just to make back the amount paid in taxes for the usage of a
foreign car. Would anyone use any kind of car for that long?

 
Now with these numbers in front of us, does the
subsidy sound like a subsidy or does it sound like a penalty? This just seems
to be a heavy increment in our daily cost of living as we are not only charged
with high car taxes but also with a drastic increase in fuel price.

 
With all the numbers listed out, I urge all
Malaysians to join me in analyzing the situation further.

 
Car taxation is government profit, fuel sales is
Petronas’ (GLC) profit which also translates into government profit. The
government may ridicule us Malaysians by saying look at the world market and
fuel price world wide. Please, we are Malaysians, we fought of the British, had
a international port in the early centuries (Malacca), home to a racially mixed
nation and WE ARE NOT STUPID!!!

 
We know the international rates are above the
USD 130/barrel. We understand the fact that the fuel prices are increasing
worldwide and we also know that major scientist are still contradicting on why
this phenomenon is happening. Some blame Bush and his plunders around the world
and some blame climate change and there are others which say petroleum ‘wells’
are getting scarce.

 
Again we go back to numbers to be more straight fwd

1 barrel = 159 liters x RM2.70/liter = RM 429 or USD 134

On 1 hand, we are paying the full cost of 1 barrel of crude oil with RM2.70 per
liter but on the other hand the crude oil only produces 46% of fuel.

Msia sells crude oil per barrel at USD130 buys back Fuel per barrel at USD134.
And not forgetting, every barrel of fuel is produced with 2 barrels of crude
oil.

 
1 barrel crude oil = produce 46% fuel (or half of
crude oil), therefore

2 barrel crude oil = approximately 1 barrel fuel
In other words, each time we sell 2 barrels of crude
oil, equivalently we will buy back 1 barrel of fuel.

 
Financially,
Malaysia sell 2 barrel crude oil @ USD 130/barrel =
USD 260 = RM 858

then, Malaysia will buy back fuel @ USD 134/barrel =
RM 442/barrel

Thus, Malaysia earn net extra USD 126 = RM 416 for
each 2 barrel of crude sold/exported vs imported 1 barrel of fuel !!!

(USD 260-134 = USD 126 = RM416)
 
So where this extra USD 126/barrel income is channeled
to by Malaysian Govt?????????

 
Another analysis:
 
1 barrel crude oil = 159 liters.
46-47% of a barrel of crude oil = fuel that we use in
our vehicles.

46% of 159 = 73.14 liters.
@ RM 2.70/liter x 73.14 liter = RM197.48 of fuel per
barrel of crude oil. This is only 46% of the barrel, mind you. Using RM 3.30 =
USD 1, we get that a barrel of crude oil produces USD 59.84 worth of petrol
fuel (46% of 1barrel).

USD 59.84 of USD 130/barrel turns out to be 46% of a
barrel as well.

 
Another 54% = bitumen, kerosene, and natural gases and
so many more.
And this makes a balance of USD 70.16 that has not been accounted for.

 
So this is where I got curious. Where is the subsidy
if we are paying 46% of the price of a barrel of crude oil when the production
of petrol/barrel of crude oil is still only 46%?

 
In actual fact, we still pay for this as they are
charged in the forms of fuel surcharge by airlines and road taxes for the
building of road (because they use the tar/bitumen) and many more excuse
charging us but let us just leave all that out of our calculations.

 
As far as I know, only the politicians who live in
Putra jaya and come for their Parliament meetings in Kuala Lumpur
(approximately 60+ km) are the ones to gain as they claim their fuel and toll
charges from the money of the RAKYAT’s TAX.

 
It is so disappointing to see this happen time and
time again to the Malaysian public, where they are deceived by the propaganda
held by the politicians and the controls they have over the press.

 
Which stupid idiot economist equates rebates for
rich or poor with the cc of the vehicles? An average office clerk may own a
second hand 1300cc proton Iswara costing $7,000 (rebate = $625) while the
Datuk’s children can own a fleet of 10 new cars of BMW, Audi and Volvo all less
than 2000cc costing $2 millions and get a total rebate of $625 x 10 = $6,250!
Wow what kind of economists we are keeping in Malaysia …wonder which phD
certificate that they bought from…

 
Misleading concept of Subsidy:
 
The word “subsidy” has been brandished
by the BN government as if it has so generously helped the rakyat and in doing
so incurred losses. This simple example will help to explain the fallacy:

Example:
Ahmad is a fisherman. He sells a fish to you at $10 which is below the market
value of $15. Let’s assume that he caught the fish from the abundance of the
sea at little or no cost. Ahmad claims that since the market value of the fish
is $15 and he sold you the fish for $10, he had subsidised you $5 and therefore
made a loss of $5.

Question : Did Ahmad actually make a profit of $10 or loss of $5 which he
claimed is the subsidy?

Answer:
Ahmad makes a profit of $10 which is the difference of the selling price ($10)
minus the cost price ($0 since the fish was caught from the abundance of the
sea). There is no subsidy as claimed by Ahmad.

The BN government claims that it is a subsidy because the oil is kept and
treated as somebody else’s property (you know who). By right, the oil belongs
to all citizens of the country and the government is a trustee for the
citizens. So as in the above simple example, the BN government cannot claim
that it has subsidised the citizen!

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Badawi’s Website Was Hacked Today

Obviously filled with anger due to yesterday’s announcement of petrol price’s 41% hike, a hacker decided to get personal with our Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi and left a little message for him on his website:

http://www.pmo.gov.my/website/webdbase.nsf/w_4?openForm&url=http://www.geocities.com/nmapx/manifesto.txt

The not-so-polite message was still accessible as at 3:18pm, Thursday…15 hours and 18 minutes after the government decided to make the life of Malaysia citizens a little bit more harder.

Update (5:43pm): Ok now few sources are claiming that the hack is real, and it was due to a loophole found on the website. And apparently the person responsible for this is an insider. The website is down and inaccessible at the time of posting.

Update (3:27pm): A reliable source informed me that this is not a real hack but just a hoax. Keke…I guess the government is right, you can’t always believe what you read on blogs.

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Shocking price hike on petrol in Malaysia

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Wednesday
announced the new price for petrol is RM2.70 a litre, effective
midnight tonight.

He announced that the price of petrol would be increased by 78sen and diesel by RM1.

The whopping 40% increase in petrol price is part of the new fuel subsidy plan the Prime Minister announced at 5pm Wednesday.

The price of diesel goes up to RM2.58 from RM1.58.

This is a very sad day for all Malaysians (except those who are in oil & gas industry + filthy rich people). Now is the perfect time to demand the government to declare the real figures on Petronas‘ profit and how it was/will be spent. And brothers & sisters, its time to stop voting for BN (who now stands for Boleh Naik or Bagi Naik), if you have already been swept by the political tsunami during the last election in March.

May God bless us all, especially those who have to travels a lot.

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1st Handphone Fair in Malaysia

There will be a handphone fair (1st in Malaysia ) where all
major brands like LG, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, I-Mobile, Motorola, Samsung and
many more will be having discount up to 70%. Plus lots of freebies to giveaway
(beverages, handphone accessories, Bluetooth, memory cards, etc) and handphone
auction.

Details as follows:

Date: 5th to 8th June 2008
Time: 10:00am to 10:00pm
Venue: The Walk, Menara PGRM, off Jalan Cheras
GPS Coordinates:
3°7’19″N   101°43’46″E


* click on the map to enlarge *

I got this news from a colleague of mine, who in turn got it thru email from her friend. So for those who are going there to look for bargain, make sure the phone you intend to buy is genuine and not smuggled or pirated. And I’m pretty sure the 70% discounts are just for old outdated models. So don’t set your expectation too high peeps!

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