Wednesday, 29 January 2014

what a shame and disgrace

http://beyondthispunkt.tumblr.com/post/74727358476/commodity

Friday, 17 January 2014

Malaysian Politics : What Najib did wrong and what Mahathir did best

First, I'm not Pro-BN or pro-Pakatan.

Read this with the intent towards opening your mind learning about politics and stuff, the same way I did when reading The Prince by Macchiavelli or other military stuff.

The problem with Malaysian politics is that both parties are not professional enough.

Whoever wants to win the next election, need to treat the other party like a guerilla to be out-played.

When you read there are extreme people like PERKASA voicing out, you will understand that BN side is not playing the game quite well. It's a stupid dumbing down strategy.

Stupidity makes people feel stupid and it'll cause anger, people can tolerate with loss, but most people cannot tolerate insult towards their intelligence.

When you ask people to be thankful for reduction of Kangkung price, and saying it's not fair, you sound like a children rather than Prime Minister.

Only children appeals for thankfulness if they did something, wanting to be praised. Adults do something to gain something, either money or whatever advantage in life.

When you appeal people to be thankful to you, you seem to be begging for mercy from your people.

Pious people beg for mercy from God alone. Non-pious adults do not beg for mercy unless they are totally outwitted.

Good leaders do not beg for votes and mercy. Instead they make sound arrangements and let people think.

When people choose you because of what they think rather than what they feel, the people will cling towards you more honestly because they know there are some advantage or goodness in choosing you.

The Pakatan Rakyat can only play along with the people's disgust towards BN for such short time. When economics are pressing and people are in dire need, people will become individualistic and they start to think in terms of "advantage" rather than sentiments.

To win people's heart is a professional job, and when you treat it profresionally, you will not need to go into dirty politics or stupidity to out-do the other party.

It'll make us, the people of Malaysia, more matured and professional. Seriously.

Actually these stuffs below are what is termed as COIN (Counter Insurgency).

Now you know why during the Mahathir times, the top guns in Bukit Aman are from the Special Branch, SB's.

Even Pakatan Rakyat, if they learn well of this, can implement and manipulate this points to their advantage.

I'm tired of dumbing down and emotional politics in Malaysia.

I like to see those players playing poker like professional, not like stupid kids.


from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerrilla_warfare


Defeating Communist Insurgency: Experiences in Malaya and Vietnam

Certain principles of counter-insurgency warfare are well known since the 1950s and 1960s. The widely distributed and influential work of Sir Robert Thompson offers several such guidelines. Thompson's underlying assumption is that of a country minimally committed to the rule of law and better governance.

Elements of Thompson's moderate approach are adapted here:

1.The people are the key base to be secured and defended rather than territory won or enemy bodies counted.
Contrary to the focus of conventional warfare, territory gained, or casualty counts are not of overriding........... 

READ HERE FOR MORE




Sunday, 12 January 2014

Be Who You Are, Not Whom You're With

I read just now at bylavensc.tumblr.com, but maybe she already deleted that post so none of you guys could find it. Or maybe it’s another blog, but oh well.

There’s a phenomenon in Malaysian youth, where guys and girls conversing among them selves with Arabic words such as ana (me), ente (you), antum (them).

It’s due to “enliving Islamic spirit”, a belief which made these guys/girls to use Arabic words in informal conversations.

I just remembered one incident when I was working in Dubai, UAE sometime around 2006-2007.

Our Malaysian Team at that time has just completed an extension job for District Cooling Project at Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall, unfortunately, the extension job that we did (installing few chillers, cooling tower, and other accessories), were pending for approval for power supply from DEWA (Dubai Electric and Water Authority).

Thus, my Malaysian seniors opted to go back, while I was chosen to standby there waiting for approval for power supply.

And so, I was there with no Malaysian guys to hang around, and I became close to the Filipino staff working there.

I had a talent to pickup words and so, it was natural for me to learn Tagalog and to speak with the fellow Filipinos. I even had a notebook, which I wrote down any new Tagalog words. And of course, the Kebayan Filipino ladies were cute, cuter than normal Malaysian ladies.

By the time I could converse quite well in Tagalog, we finally got the approval from DEWA and my seniors went back to Dubai to commence the Testing & Commissioning (T&C).

I still remembered what my senior told me when he saw me talking half-Tagalog to the Filipino staff.

"Yang kau tergedik sangat cakap filipino ni apahal, kau orang malaysia la bodoh"
(“What the f*** are you talking nonsense, you’re a Malaysian”)

It struck me deep.

The reason none of our Malaysian team learn or pickup any Arabic there in Dubai, is simply because there was no need to. Everything, the technical stuff, drawing, contract document is in English. The day to day job was done in English, conversing in English with the fellow Arabs, Filipinos, Brits, Indians, Pakistans, Bangladeshis, etc.

We gained no additional advantage if we speak Arabic to the Arabs there, no matter what, they will still look at us as foreigners.

In the case of Tagalog, since we are Malaysians and they are Filipinos, my act of “over-speaking Tagalog” caused us to be less respected, simply because there was no need to become over friendly. You can still maintain friendship talking in English, and no matter what, no matter how fluent you are, you are still a foreigner.

Being a foreigner in construction also means that people will always evaluate you, whether to cooperate or to take advantage of.

A year afterwards, I joined a construction company from Mainland China,  still working in Dubai and I still find this point valid.

It’s ok to learn Mandarin but be careful if you want to converse in one with them Chinese, because they knew you are a foreigner like them.

I wrote before, one Malaysian Chinese friend of mine, who pretended not to know Mandarin and talking in English with them, when actually this guy speaks fluent Mandarin as he had a Singaporean wife who speaks fluent Mandarin.

Few years then, I went to Bangladesh for another construction project, but I insist talking in English, even though I did write in my notebook of Bangla words.

And now, as I’m working within Malaysia, but surrounded by Bangladeshis (low cost labors), they always try to be friendly and teach some Bangla words, but I will still talk in Malay / English with them.

I always try not to speak “Chinese-slang Malay” with my Malaysian Chinese friends, simply because if I did, I look stupid. I will never look Chinese no matter how much Chinese-slang I speak.

Therefore, there was no need for me to use “ana” “ente” while conversing with a fellow Muslim, because if I did something shit, no one cares if I look like a Muslim or not, everybody just bother about the shit in me, none about my words.

http://beyondthispunkt.tumblr.com/post/73004041388/be-who-you-are-not-whom-youre-with

Sunday, 5 January 2014

into the skies of war

http://beta.malaysiakini.com/news/250701

Mutfi Perak Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria berkata, sepatutnya semua peserta perhimpunan pada 31 Disember lalu ditangkap kerana menderhaka kepada kerajaan dan “dihalalkan darah golongan bughah (pemberontak)”.
“Sepatutnya semua peserta perhimpunan ditangkap kerana menderhaka kepada kerajaan dan dari hukum syarak, dihalalkan darah golongan bughah,” katanya seperti dilaporkan Berita Harian hari ini.









Edisi Malay sebab malas nak tulis / translate English:

Waktu aku baca pasal bughah ni, aku tgh melayan album sodom baru, especially lagu into the skies of war.

Muammar Gaddafi hantar jet fighter untuk bom pendemo yg bantah dia masa mula tunjuk perasaan di Libya, which turns into an upscale war yang akhirnya resulting dengan orang ramai membunuh dia dalam satu rusuhan jalanan.

That's why NATO hantar jet fighter dan declare Libya "No-fly-zone" sebab memang masa itu, sapa2 yang tak puas hati dengan kerajaan, Muammar Gaddafi hantar retaliation by bombs thru the skies of Libya.

Di Syria, masa mula2 tunjuk perasaan dan demo, Bashar Al Asad hantar helikopter mi-23 serang pendemo, and somehow orang angkat senjata lawan balik, dan itu yang cause upscale war sampai sekarang.

Label2 orang bughah ni la yg drive people into the skies of war.


video


SODOM - INTO THE SKIES OF WAR (2013)

CASTING SHADOWS ON A GREENISH MUD
I`LL CROSS THE PLAINS OF DAWN
FOUL STENCH AND OPEN WOUNDS
A BALEFUL CRUSHING STORM

BRIDGE:
ONLY CREEPING DEATH CONTEST
FOR THOSE WHO NEVER LIVED
BLOOD CANNOT BEAR REALITY
HEAVEN IS OUT OF REACH

CHORUS:
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR

HERETICS SEND TO BANISHMENT
WHERE THERE IS NO RETURN
THE TRUTH KEEPS CALLING US TO HELL
THE AXE CAME BREAKING DOWN

BRIDGE:
WHO`VE SEND US ALL THAT MISERY
THE PROPHETS MESMERIZED
SHINING BONES INDICATES WHAT HAS BEEN
HATE PASSING THROUGH THE LINES

CHORUS:
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR

WE GOT NO CHOICE
IN A WORLD OF ANARCHY
TAKING UP THE GUNS
NO MORE PHILANTHROPHY

INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR

THE FLAG RAISED ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP
WE KILLED FOR THOSE WHO COULDN'T KILL
THE BULLETS FLY WILL NEVER STOP
WE NEVER SHED A TEAR

THE SEED OF HATE ACROSS THE LAND
REMAINS IN FIELDS AND VAULTS
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM PAID
IDEOLOGY DEFORMED

BRIDGE:
ONLY CREEPING DEATH CONTEST
FOR THOSE WHO NEVER LIVED
BLOOD CANNOT BEAR REALITY
HEAVEN IS OUT OF REACH

CHORUS:
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR
INTO THE SKIES OF WAR

Dalam conflict2 latest ni, orang2 agamawan macam Harussani la, suka jadi "doom prophet", and results in chaos Sunni-Syiah di Iran, Iraq,  pembunuhan Katolik-Protestant di Ireland, walhal issue tu semua caused by politics. 

It's them who leads the dead into the skies of war.

Pada aku, agak cilaka perasaan aku membaca statement seorang agamawan macam Harussani.

Sebab agama Harussani sama dengan agama yang aku anuti, yang mana nak buat setiap benda dianjurkan baca Nama Tuhan Yang Maha Pemurah lagi Penyayang.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Stiffened wounds test their pride



video

Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
Live in Seattle 1989 Binge and Purge

Make his fight on the hill in the early day
Constant chill deep inside

Shouting gun
On they run through the endless grey

On they fight
Are they right?
Yes, but who's to say?

For a hill men would kill
Why? They do not know
Stiffened wounds test their pride!

Men of five still alive through the raging glow
Gone insane from the pain that they surely know

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls

Take a look
To the sky
Just before you die
It's the last time you will

Blackened roar massive roar fills the crumbling sky
Shattered goal fills his soul with a ruthless cry

Stranger now are his eyes to this mystery
He hears the silence so loud

Crack of dawn
All is gone
Except the will to be

Now they see what will be
Blinded eyes to see

For whom the bell tolls
Time marches on
For whom the bell tolls...