Thursday, October 20, 2011

BN has every reason to fear Guan Eng

Bloomberg's reports on Penang's progress has BN trembling

In the first seven months of 2011, Penang won 3.6 billion ringgit ($1.2 billion) of approved foreign manufacturing investment, ahead of the 3.4 billion ringgit that went to Selangor, the state that surrounds the capital Kuala Lumpur, a government report showed last month.

It’s not the first time the state has set the pace for technology investment in Malaysia. Penang, a base for the spread of British influence in the 18th century, was the center of a manufacturing push in Malaysia’s shift from rubber and tin production in the 1970s, attracting companies including Intel Corp. (INTC) and Robert Bosch to assemble chips and build car radios.

Penang’s economic resurgence may bolster the opposition alliance’s claim it can be an alternative to the National Front, which has run the country since independence from British rule in 1957. A national election may be called with 60 days’ notice at the discretion of Prime Minister Najib Razak.
“A lot of this has to do with the dynamism of the chief minister,” said Ong Kian Ming, a political analyst at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur and columnist for the Edge newspaper.

Lim has managed to keep Penang attractive for international companies even as Najib focuses federal support on regions such as Johor and Sarawak, where his ruling coalition has among its biggest parliamentary-seat majorities.

Penang had 16 percent of the country’s approved foreign manufacturing investment from 2006 to March this year, government data show. The state, a tourist destination with beach resorts and a colonial-era town designated as a United Nations World Heritage site, made up 8.1 percent of Malaysia’s gross domestic product in 2009, based on constant prices.

The change in government meant that you have reenergized this place,” said Chris Ong, who owns boutique hotels converted from heritage buildings in Penang. “The old state government was here for far too long.”

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Who is suposed to vote in Malaysia?

Unless you are an immigrant this government is not interested in your vote

What do you expect if you spend money, sweat and tears to get Malaysians to go out and vote? Let's say you even produced a video and distributed in on YouTube. Why, of course the Malaysian government would want to ban it! How dare you ask Malaysians to vote?

Ban on Pete Teo's UNDILAH! video on all state TV stations

Producer says the ban is ridiculous 

However, if you are an illegal/legal immigrant you are always welcome as we (BN) need your vote very much, thank you!

600,000 foreigners made eligible to vote for BN

Election Commission denies being involved in citizenship-for-votes scam

FREE MyKads for immigrants

Bangladeshis deprived of their voting "rights"

Muhyiddin: Malaysians should be grateful and vote for BN

As usual, Home Affairs Minister Hishammuddin says everything is under (BN) control!

Only the women have balls in Gerakan

Gerakan Wanita calls for Koh Tsu Koon to quit while the men remains silent

Gerakan's president has received a tongue lashing from the women for under performing and only interested in being Najib's sycophant ("Kodak moments" as Joceline Tan puts it so well!).

In a thinly-veiled but stinging attack on Gerakan president Koh Tsu Koon, the party's Wanita chief Tan Lian Hoe said that the wing was embarrassed over the party's weak leadership.

Gerakan Wanita ashamed of their President

JR: We hear you and we are all ashamed of Koh and BN too! That's why we in Penang booted Gerakan out!

Joceline Tan: No leadership seen in Gerakan and none forthcoming


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Where were you on August 31?

Najib slips out quietly to Perth on Independence Day while exhorting the nation to spend thriftly

While this may be old news to many, I just caught this article where he made the following comments while in Perth on a supposedly private visit (but using Malaysian government's money, no less):

"We deliver what we promise; we will not promise you the sun, the moon and the galaxy. That will be for others to promise."

"We must be prudent and spend only what we can afford," he said.

RM 9 million spent for Najib's trip to Perth

While in Perth, Najib made a hasty visit to see some students there. To make matters worse, national news agency Bernama reported the students in Perth as praising Najib to the skies.

Compliments like "awesome" were used to describe his speech to them. But the overkill annoyed the students and many of posted the true situation on Facebook, again exposing the lies that surround the first couple.

"They totally changed and added stuff that we never said. And the whole thing was done before the speech and not after. I feel it is rather silly and unnecessary," Malaysiakini reported the student as saying. 

Latest: Mahathir advises Najib to delay election as long as possible so that he can enjoy his last days as PM longer

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sad Cafe is iSad too

The man who left us too soon

For myself I will remember him as the one who made me crazily hooked on his products, from the time I could only gaze longingly at the Lisa which sat at the office of one of our expatriates in the 90s, to the shiny white iPod which was far too expensive for me to own during the 00s, and finally, and thankfully when he made it affordable to all of us.

Goodbye Mr Apple... make iHeaven a blast!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

We can always make Koh Tsu Koon look good!

Ex-CM Koh is now a daredevil cyclist!

It all started with the Kwong Wah newspaper advertisement showing appreciation to the 1Malaysia Bicycle Ride on 25 September 2011 which was held in Straits Quay Penang. The original picture was posted with the headline on the same day.

Now you see him!

But the advertisement picture inside the same newspaper was showing Koh Tsu Koon riding next to the Najib, which is the Prime Minister of Malaysia. But the fact is: Koh Tsu Koon was never in the picture! The incriminating picture was enhanced by an image editing tool such as Photoshop, showing Kok Tsu Koon there like a miracle.

Now you don't

Since both the original picture (headline) and the enhanced picture (advertisement) were posted in the same newspaper, some readers had noticed that and commented this phenomenon on major social networks such as Facebook and forums.

That day Koh Tsu Koon was left behind the bicycle team after he had a minor altercation with the other riders. Some might even say he was knocked down by some mischievous Penangites?

Well, we would like to reveal to our readers that Koh is actually a much better cyclist than what the state media had tried to portray.

Koh the circus act!

Koh the matador!

Koh meeting the future Queen of England!

Photo credits: Let's Go To Penang and Stop The Lies

JR: At least now we know how he managed to get beside Najib in all those photo-ops!

Cartoonist says Najib is a clown

Najib's transformation is a good cartoon

Hear the one about the Malaysian cartoonist who tried to sue the government?

Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, better-known among comic fans as Zunar, is still trying to figure out the punch line. As the government in Kuala Lumpur begins to ease decades of strict political control, Mr. Zulkiflee is stepping up his yearlong battle to lift a ban on his comic books that he says shows the limits of Prime Minister Najib Razak's new, high-profile program to bolster free speech and strengthen political rights in this resource-rich, majority-Muslim nation.

Typical gags revolve around Mr. Najib's wife, Rosmah Mansor, secretly dictating everything that happens in the country. Others poke fun at shadowy politicians tearing up blueprints to bring down the cost of living to focus instead on bringing down their political rivals—tame fare for audiences in the U.S. or Britain, perhaps, but a radical departure from the norm in Malaysia.

"Mr. Najib isn't removing the sedition laws, which can also be used to stop political comment," Mr. Zulkiflee said, referring to rules that criminalize alleged attempts to stir up dissatisfaction with the government.

"People who want to publish newspapers or maybe even cartoons still have to apply for permission, too," he said. It's all a public-relations stunt."

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