Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Finally. Ms. Lina Joy will know tomorrow if she can fully live up to her acquired surname.

While the rest of Malaysia will discover if Malay Malaysians can actually- or rather theoretically - practise any faith they want, like other Malaysians.

What will the three-man Federal Court panel decide on her three questions? The wait will be over in less than 24 hours.

But let us cast our mind to the basis, and what I think is the malaise, of Malays in Malaysia.

It is Article 160 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia that provides definitions and therefore defines Malays as simply Malay-speaking Muslims who practise Malay customs. Yes, they are as rare as the Yeti in the jungle.

The judges will have to take this in cognisance in their verdict for the repercussions are wide.

A Malay who is not a Muslim is not a Malay, well at least in Malaysia. And, God forbid!, if Malays are no longer Muslims and therefore no longer Malay, what will happen to the agama, bangsa dan negara?


The choice is clear. Let us rewrite the Federal Constitution and make it clear that faith and race should be separate. And faith is a private matter beyond the jurisdiction of any government.

Otherwise, can anyone of us apply to change races just so that we can change our faith or not have a faith even? Or does that only happen in turf clubs?

Otherwise, it makes one lose faith in the system! And that would be no joy at all!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Fix Those Leaky Men in Parliament!!!

Oh. My. Gawd.

I soooo like cannot believe what I read in the NST yesterday.

It seems like some of my fellow MPs just can't stop their verbal diarrhoea, even when they try to 'apologise'.

From the NST:

"We are apologising to all women. OK. Thank you, I have to catch a flight," Bung Mokhtar said as he left without answering a barrage of questions from journalists at the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry."

Wow. This is like sooo sincere!

And this is what Shahrizat said:

"When I walked in the room, they both stood with their hands up and apologised for what had happened."

Err sounds to me that these MPs, Mohd Said and Bung Mokhtar are treating it like a joke!

I am like sooooo furious!

Perhaps there is a way to stop these chauvinistic and sexist men MPs from leaking verbal diarrhoea from their mouths once and for all...

...with our own special sanitary pads. Preferably dirty ones!

Bung Mokhtar- Bung it with a sanitary pad!

Mohd Said - Patch that eye as well for closing another eye on his
verbal diarrhoea towards us women!

Their so called 'remorseful' excuses are sooo like lip-service!

I am sooo infuriated and I am, like, so proud of the support given to me by the boys Mat Merah, Dek Mat, Mydeen Aboo Backer and Tatak Sombong.

They bought me a new leather whip and two DHL boxes to throw my dirty pads into so that I could deliver them to these very 'remorseful' MPs.

Men like Bung and Mohd Said deserve to be treated worse dontcha think so sistas?!!! But I am just, like, too nice sometimes...

I have only one thing to say to these men before I gag their mouth with REAL used sanitary pads, you just have to, like, treat us women with R.E.S.P.E.C.T!!!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Making Money of Out Nothing At All

On Wednesday Samy Vellu announced that it will cost RM22million 'to check for defects' at all government buildings in Putrajaya.

While RM22million may seem like less than a ringgit per population, SiPM is distraught that the contractors (if they are still within their defect liability period) or the consultants (who are responsible for the quality of work) are not being investigated/punished/fined for shoddy work.

For a government that supposedly is screaming accountability and transparency, this extra RM22million expenditure to check for defects is a joke.

This is not a transparent and accountable government. This is shoddy government!

SiPM strongly suggests that the inspection committee camps out at these crocked buildings rather than staying in hotels to experience the full extent of the defects and shoddy work.

Perhaps something else that is good may come out of this: the committee members will be able to make love out of nothing at all...

It's time to vote BN out. Vote SiPM.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Case of Over-Representation: Lessons from All-Blogs and Ijok

Perhaps it is a human flaw which is encoded into some of our DNA.

[Warning: Heroes spoilers ahead] And no, I am not talking about Nathan Petrelli who in Heroes end up being the President of the United States where we later learn that he is in fact the dreaded Sylar.

It is a case of trying too hard.

Hmmm well maybe we can use the Nathan/Sylar example to highlight no matter how hard you try, you will stumble and fall.

All-Blogs or the Alliance of Bloggers is already seeing cracks in the alliance.

A blogger named "A Voice" commented that All-Blogs need to remain non political.

Another blogger, June, who was nominated as an office bearer for All-Blogs but later declined also shares the same view but goes further to say that All-Blogs need to fix their pro opposition image rather than an image that seeks to represent all of us in the Malaysian blogosphere.

But ironically, suggestions that to be a committee member for All-Blogs one has to come out from anonymity (if you are anonymous) leading to some accusing All-Blogs that it is straying from the no censorship charter of the MSC.


At SiPM we believe in the freedom of speech charter of the MSC.

As such we recommend the following to All-Blogs:

  1. Maintain to operate within the cyberspace.
  2. Employ a working committee of individuals who will do the leg work in the real world.
  3. Allow anonymous bloggers to remain anonymous AND be office bearers.
  4. Promote freedom of speech in its ENTIRETY.
Item number 4 is very contentious in Malaysia as some popular bloggers have gone to censure commentors for fear of legal retaliation.

SiPM would like to propose that these bloggers too adhere to the Freedom of Speech Charter and if there is an issue over legal matters over a particular blog comment, we need to encourage the government to go straight to the source via alternative but legal ways and not to harass the blogger.

Over representation also appeared in Ijok.

Not just because All-Blogs were there but more so that the Opposition is still the same opposition of old; even with Anwar Ibrahim as part of their team.

Oh Opposition mudah lupa!

We recall many times where people lament the lact of information with regards to their plans for Malaysia i.e. where in the world is their goddamned manifesto?

Instead the people of Ijok were presented with one liner soundbites, and yes, more character assassination of popular BN politicians.

And they have the cheek to claim phantom voters and other election irregularities?

These irregularities appear all the time, even when PAS wrestled Kelantan and Terengganu away from BN's hands.

It is time for the Opposition to think out of the box.

And more importantly deliver their detailed manifesto to the people!

To cut the long story short, just keep a look out for SiPM's manifesto.

And meanwhile, since we are still on a holiday mood, let's keep on dancing!