I'm closing my Malaysian social political blog. I've not been updating about social political issues for quite a while, and to be frank, I'm not interested to write about this topic any more... might as well make it official to close the section. I started blogging about Malaysian social political issues in late 2005. The blogging environment and political development in … [Read more...] about The end of my Malaysian social political blogging
What is national distress? When we are invaded. When nature disaster strike - something huge like the 2004 tsunami. When food crisis strike - not just temporarily shortage of sugar or cooking oil, but when people started to feel the hunger because of food shortages. When hyperinflation - not when people chatting in Starbucks complaining about expensive fuel, but … [Read more...] about Malaysia in national distress?
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country..." ~ famous quote from the inaugural address by former US President John F Kennedy on January 20, 1961. The recent development in Malaysia has prompted me to think a lot lately. There are lots of things that I wanted to share, but I kept on writing and deleting it for the past hour, because … [Read more...] about Ask not what your country can do for you
Seems like tomorrow's fuel-hike demo is going ahead in Kelana Jaya. Hope that there won't be any violent crash during the rally, and I hope that the protestors are fighting on the right cause and not for political reasons. There is no point protesting against the petrol price hike... the fuel subsidy was wrong and should have been gone long ago. It there is anything to … [Read more...] about Improving Malaysian living standard
The political gimmicks in Malaysia are disappointing in the past 100 days. The general election is over, and it's time to let the government do their job instead of trying to destabilise the country with underhanded tactics. The Pakatan Rakyat coalition are talking as if all Malaysians would like a new government. But fact is they are still the opposition party in national … [Read more...] about Respect the general election result please
Sharing a few stories... The hawker: Cash strapped, TV, handphone I have a friend who always complains on how tough life is, and how difficult it is to make ends meet. He is a hawker, his wife the helper, and has three kids. Some hawkers are rich, but he is not... I am not sure why. A couple of years ago, his eldest son finished high school, came out to work, got … [Read more...] about Of Malaysian lifestyle and changes
Final results for the 12th Malaysian General Election: Parliamentary seats: Barisan (140), Pakatan (82: DAP-28, PAS-23, PKR-31) States won by Pakatan: Kedah, Kelantan, Penang, Perak and Selangor Like many Malaysians, I stayed up late for updates on the 12th general election. And the results were surprising, if not shocking. It's a political scene that most Malaysians … [Read more...] about Malaysia’s 12th General Election Results
While the world is keeping an eye on the rising crude oil price, the 'real' oil crisis creeps in and affecting the daily livings in Malaysia... we are short of cooking oil! We'll begin rationing cooking oil from next week as countermeasure. Didn't see this coming at all... cooking oil has been in abundance at the hypermarkets I frequent (in PJ/KL). It's reported that a … [Read more...] about Real oil crisis in Malaysia