Monday, May 25, 2009
An interesting email from a friend ...
The Money Cycle.
It is August. In a small town on the South Coast of France, the holiday season is in full swing, but it is raining so there is not too much business happening. Everyone is heavily in debt.
Luckily, a rich Russian tourist arrives in the foyer of the small local hotel. He asks for a room and puts a Euro100 note on the reception counter,takes a key and goes to inspect the room located up the stairs on the third floor.
The hotel owner takes the banknote in hurry and rushes to his meat supplier to whom he owes E100. The butcher takes the money and races to his supplier to pay his debt.
The wholesaler rushes to the farmer to pay E100 for pigs he purchased sometime ago.
The farmer triumphantly gives the E100 note to a local prostitute who gave him her services on credit.
The prostitute goes quickly to the hotel, as she owed the hotel for her hourly room use to entertain clients.
At that moment, the rich Russian is coming down to reception and informs thehotel owner that the proposed room is unsatisfactory and takes his E100 backand departs.
There was no profit or income. There was NO real economic activity. But everyone no longer has any debt and the small town people look optimistically towards their future.
COULD THIS BE THE SOLUTION TO THE Global Financial Crisis?
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Not only because he was once our Prime Minister but more so for who Dr.Mahathir is, in person and in the eyes of the world.
I think no one is perfect and Dr.Mahathir may not be an exception but is he not a good example, if not an excellent example for us and to our future generation?
He is among the best brains, indisputably a respected leader in the world today whose ideas, thoughts and advice are much sought after, even by roaring new economic tigers like China.
But what is it that some Malaysians are now so worried about him or more specifically the so-called Mahathirism (a term coined by a bunch of free-for-all foreigners and their local lackeys)?
Dr.Mahathir, and I’m sure a big chunk of Malaysians, are not fans of absolute democracy and the constant ‘abuse’ of the man-made system by the crusaders.
The new culture of street demonstrations and unruly politics are, in my opinion, among the ugly heads of absolute democracy that could lead us to a YELLOW and RED situation like in Thailand.
Just think about the price Thailand has to pay.
Mahathirism is, without any foundation, given a negative connotation with the aim of tarnishing Dr.Mahathir’s image while preventing the present Government from taking action against the so-called crusaders of democracy.
Whether it is out of fear or pure envy, equating Mahathirism to some form of dictatorship is nothing but cheap scare-mongering.
At present the mongering is done by those who are terrified that their rein as ‘cowboys’ during the premiership of Tun Abdullah Badawi might lead them to jail under the 1Malaysia leadership.
So one of the options is to try and silence the enforcement authorities in the name of absolute freedom, the only ingredient of democracy that attracts all and sundry now including the Bar Council.
If, in the eyes of those who coined it and who tirelessly vilify, Mahathirism is about stricter enforcement of ‘the law of the land’ … I’m all for it.
Why not, if its in the best interest of Malaysia?
p/s Get the full dose of MAHATHIRISM and why BADAWISM is non-existent.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The return of Datuk Ahmad A.Talib to lead Media Prima (particularly the NSTP group) is indeed an excellent move.
Ahmad Talib, I believe, has all it takes to motivate and lead the stable given the fact that he is a simple man well-liked by the prince and the pauper.
If its about getting back to the grassroots of the society, I think Ahmad Talib is an excellent choice.
If it’s just about spinning again, then we have others waiting in the queue ... and the newsroom.
Congratulations Datuk! RockyBru has the full story.
May the NSTP group be free once again … free from the ‘tiny red dot’.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Note the Malaysian Insider's strategy below. (I wonder which republic they got it from)
"Famous last words — The Malaysian Insider
MAY 9 — What a week it was. A fracas in the Perak state assembly for the first time in history. A show of force by police personnel inside the legislature for the first time in history. And complete disbelief across Malaysia of how badly the Perak crisis has been handled. The Malaysian Insider sieves through the rhetoric and picks out a few gems.
• “Changing party is a normal thing in a parliamentary democracy. Winston Churchill changed parties twice. In the United States, a Republican Senator recently crossed over to become a Democrat Senator. It is not unconstitutional to do so and it is also not illegal.” — Datuk Seri Najib Razak
Err, sorry Mr Prime Minister, you are comparing apples and oranges here. It is an insult to speak of Winston Churchill and Arlen Specter in the same breath as Hee Yit Foong, Osman Jailu and Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi.
• "I don't want to get involved in this. I just want to give my speech, so respect my speech, when I am giving it. You understand that? If you want to work with me in future, you have to respect my speech. Understand?” — Raja Nazrin Shah
Too late. It was way too late for the Regent of Perak to say that he did not want any part in the fracas in the state assembly. What happened on May 7 did not materialise out of nowhere. It did not happen in a vacuum.
The tug-of-war for power in Perak was a natural consequence of a refusal by the Sultan of Perak to dissolve the assembly and allow Perakians to decide who should represent them.
Respect has to be earned, even if you are next in line to the throne.
Admonishing the very lawmakers who many Malaysians feel are the victims in this saga is not a good start. "
(Wah, is this an unsolicited advice or WARNING from Malaysian Insider?)
Read more of the masked-strategy to ridicule Raja Nazrin Shah (read the monarchy) and the Prime Minister (Government) HERE.
This is what my kampong people call ‘ KURANG AJAR’, but I really do not know how the present day Malaysians, MALAYS in particular, interpret such RUDENESS.
Daulat Tuanku! Semoga negara tercinta ini tidak di-REPUBLIK-kan oleh dalang-dalang yang sedang berleluasa di-negara kita.
May God Bless Our Malaysia.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The heart of a home is a mother
Malaysia is OUR home and you, Tun Dr.Siti Hasmah, are OUR mother.
Thank you for being a mother whom we, and many others from as far as Bosnia, are truly proud of.
May God Bless You With Good Health and Happiness.
Read more about Our Mother HERE.
Happy Mother’s Day – May 10, 2009.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Dr Mahathir Receives Registration Certificate For Yacht 'Apanama'
LANGKAWI, May 7 (Bernama) -- Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday received the registration certificate for his yacht "Apanama".
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat who presented the certificate to Dr Mahathir said registration of the 100th yacht was made under Langkawi international yacht registration.
The yacht "Apanama," being built by a local company is scheduled for completion by Sept.
Ong said Dr Mahathir was responsible for creating an international boat registration system and for making Malaysia a world yacht destination.
"We hope to register 150 yachts by year end, including those of mega size," he added.
Launched in 2003, international boat registration has received good response from the local and international maritime communities.
p/s Congratulations, Sir.