Wednesday, March 12, 2014


 I thought some of my fellow Malaysians were bad enough, making tasteless jokes and pulling sick pranks amid the nation's shock and sorrow over the Flight MH370 plight. But our own media personality iamkumbre is right: nothing - nothing - beats these sick bunch of publicity sluts who happen to be from Down Under. 
Watch their eyes dance with glee, how "broken" their good hearts are h e r e.  

Quit the whoring, people. Please continue to pray for the people on board MH370, their loved ones, and all those involved in the search and rescue mission. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

1MDB vs YTL Power: Shush, Tony (and how it was won and lost, fair and square)

 Updated: The Energy Commission's latest clarification h e r e
Original article 
DAP's YB Tony Pua has been very quiet after YTL Powe, the company that he was openly backing to win the RM11 billion coal-fired  power project, actually lost the bid to 1MDB. I'm glad the relevant authorities aren't keeping mum: in the papers over the weekend the Energy Commission explains why the 1MDB's consortium with Mitsui had won it fair and square. 
This blog tracks the relationship between politicians and some of the big businesses in the country, but while we have always understood Pua's obligation to question 1MDB in his capacity as a Member of Parliament, we were quite confused by his open support for YTL Power against 1MDB. There was something not right about that. 
We don't expect Pua to respond to the Energy Commission's clarification but there's still one thing that makes us wonder: Is there a special relationship between the Member of Parliament and YTL Power? When a politician openly supports one corporation against another that happens to be its competitor in a billion-ringgit bid, we feel obliged to demand for a clarification.
The Star's report 8 March 2014:

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Prayers for MH370

Who exactly is Malaysia Airlines Capt Zaharie Shah of MH370?

Original article 8/3/14
What can we do in times like this but to pray to the Almighty for the safety of all 239 passengers on Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 that was bound for Beijing but now missing? Our thoughts to the families and loved ones. Amin. 
Buletin Awani Khas live [Recommended] #MH370 Updates
 Utusan's live reporting 

Friday, March 07, 2014

Zahid to Tian Chua: Don't push it!

Zero Tolerance against threat of uprising. The thing about Zahid Hamidi is that he hardly hesitates and he doesn't mince words. That has landed the Home Minister and Umno Vice President in the soup on more than a few occasions. But when it really matters, as in when you have an elected Member of Parliament like Tian Chua openly calling for an "uprising" against the Government over a Court decision that did not favour his boss Anwar Ibrahim (the same Court that has ruled in Anwar's favour many times), you need the kind of sound byte that probably only someone like Zahid dares to make. 
At the very least, I feel safer to be out in the streets tonight ...

The Malaysian Digest has the story h e r e.  
Zahid was responding to these tweets by the PKR Member of Parliament:

 YB Tian Chua, who has a history of violence against the police, has changed his Twitter profile to reflect his loyalty and support to Anwar who was found guilty for sodomizing a former aide and sentenced to 5 years jail. Story h e r e.