<$BlogMetaData$>

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

i am all for transparent government, but are you?

One of the most dissapointing results of the recent General Election was the fact that a particular bloke near my area became MP. I think I mentioned enough times in my numerous posts before and after the elections that I don't really care much for any political party, but I am particular on the person that is supposed to represent my best interests.

Which is why when Loh Gwo Burne won the Parliamentary seat for Kelana Jaya, I flipped out. This was a boy whose only previous contribution to the nation was 'accidentally' videotapping a guy talking on the phone. This was a wannabe politician who was unable to vote for himself because he wasn't a registered voter who obviously did not care about his democratic duties until given the PKR ticket.

I berated everybody I knew who voted for this moron, because the obviously cut off their nose just to spite their face. But people said, Hey give him a chance...he might do something useful, you know. When I read his question for the parliament about disabled people, I was somewhat impressed because it was a good question.

However, today's news got me boiling all over again over this idiot:
Loh: A lot more to Lingam clip

KUALA LUMPUR: The VK Lingam video clip shown to the Royal Commission of Inquiry is only some 20% to 30% of what was recorded that night at the prominent lawyer’s house in December 2001.

Somewhere in China, there is a disk containing the complete recording of what Loh Gwo Burne videotaped, separated into segments named VK1, VK2 and others. Most of what was made public was from the first segment of VK1.

"I downloaded the video from my private computer into several hard disks and compact discs. When I went to work in China in 2004, I took it along," Loh told The Star.

"The disk is still there. The rest of the videos contain, among other things, other telephone conversations between Lingam and the other person on the phone, as well as conversations Lingam had with my father.

"What has been made public is only about 20%-30% of what I filmed," Loh said.
.....

Asked what he wanted to do with the copy in China, Loh replied: "Nothing at the moment. Eventually, when I find it, I will give it to the relevant authorities if required."

.....

Asked why he gave a copy to Manjit Singh, Loh said that at that time in 2001 both Manjit Singh and Lingam were acting for his family over some legal matters.

"Manjit Singh had been displeased with Lingam over some payment issues. I passed the CD to him because at that point we were also not happy with the services provided by Lingam because there were many postponements to my family’s case," said Loh

(Source)



So, there's a lot more to that tape, huh?

And you didn't think that the Royal Commission needed to know that? You didn't think to mention that earlier when you were in court, did you? Why only open your mouth today? No real need to ransack your house in China to look for the 'missing' 80% is there?

I am all for frying the corrupted people involved in this scandal. But how about this guy who took the video in 2001 but kept quiet about it all this time? His statement that "I passed the CD to him because at that point we were also not happy with the services provided by Lingam" is surely the most crystal clear case of blackmail ever. If he knew it was a crime back then, why didn't he come forward then?

It is clear that the tape was released to coincide with the general elections to show people how corrupt the government apparently was. Perhaps we should wait till the next general elections before this imbecile decides to release the other 80% of the tape.

Would somebody like to have a chat with the Pakatan Rakyat people about transparency?

Labels: ,


Thursday, May 01, 2008

what has the world come to?

For the 70 or so people who still bother to read the dosh that I churn out ever so irregularly, hello there! I have been on leave for the whole week, and have been doing nothing except sitting home watching tv, playing PS3 and er...playing golf.

Yes, if you didn't already know. I do play golf. But I do benefit from the fact that I have never ever dissed it in my life, so at least that absolves me from being called a hypocrite.

Oh, and the taxes! Why hasn't anybody been bitching about the tax season? Come on, people! What is wrong with you?! You are Malaysians! You are supposed to be complaining about everything! Especially about things you have to fork out money over! Tax season came and went and nobody said anything?! How can?! What has the world come to?!

Speaking of what the world has come to, you know something fishy is going on with the Grand Dude in the Sky when a Chelsea vs Liverpool game is more exciting than Manyoo vs Barcelona. Utter madness!

But back to the taxes. Did anybody file their taxes the stoneage way? I did! I don't like all those online stuff. I still physically go to banks and pay my utility bills at the post office. Just like an old man. If you actually went to the tax office, I don't know about you guys but I was fucking impressed! Government servants working so efficiently! Never!

Those guys did a fantastic job, polite and courteous to the last! The lady at the photocopy machine even sembang with me! An efficient civil service! Whoah.........so proud of those fellas!

I know the cynics out there would be like...it's their job! Well, tell me if you would get pissed at this particular female specimen who brings you her Borang BE to check:

Miss, I am sorry. You have to re-do this.
WHY?!
Firstly, Miss, you cannot use liquid paper.
Eeyer!
And then Miss, you cannot use blue pen. Must use black pen.
HAH!?!? Why you all never tell one?!?
*patiently turns to the front page*
See here Miss, it says in bold, "JANGAN LIPAT DAN SILA GUNAKAN PEN DAKWAT HITAM"
Oh.
And what is it that I hear Mahathir has a blog. What the fuck is going on man?! Since when did blogs become so powerful?! Okayla, since I have been blogging for more than 4 years, I think I know what I am talking about rite. So here's a trade secret:

BLOGS ARE AN OVERHYPED PROPAGANDA TOOL THAT IS REALLY AS POWERFUL AS TONGKAT ALI.

That is to say that it helps, but only very very little. So little that it actually makes no impact on your performance. And if your wang is in really bad shape in the first place, tongkat ali is useless.

Seriously.

Please consider the fact that the Grand Mullah of blogs in Malaysia gets some 15,000 hits a day while Papa Smurf gets some 7,000. Coconut Man gets 20,000 hits. Fellas, that is how big the Malaysian Internet is okay.

NOT BIG AT ALL!

To all those morons who told you that blogs were the major factor in the election results, please don't kid yourself. You lost because you sucked, and you won because the other fella sucked more than you.

Which then brings us to the point I made the other day. Apa benda bigfoot monkey ni? Come on la. You idiots were elected represent people. Act with class and tact, can or not? Show some elitism, can or not?

Our elections are kinda like American Idol, no? You have a bunch of semi-talented misfits being voted into the limelight by a bunch of clueless rakyat. Please la. You people see what you did? You put morons in the Parliament. Think about it: If Brother Anwar b Ibrahim actually comes good on his word to form the gomen, what position in the cabinet would Karpal Singh get?

I leave you with this gem of a quote from House, because everything in life can be explained with a quote from House:

Cuddy: "Tell me, if it is your aim to sell me the same crazy idea as that House does, how are you an improvement on House?"
Foreman: "I...brought you a coffee?"
House MD, Season 2: Failure to Communicate

Labels: ,