Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Backsides to the wall?

Just to set the fooking record straight, ok, me didn't go trawling thru the net fer these scantily clad ladies to accompany the posting below. Believe it or not, when me googled fer 'football+images', the first pix came up were those of the gridiron variety. So me tried 'soccer+images' & seriously folks, the pix (above & in previous posting) were the first to appear!!!

Me kid you not! Not Pele, Diego or Johann Fooking Cruyff in action but these rather inappropriately attired "footballers"! Someone at Google's search engine dept must be a life-long playboy subscriber. And since the pix below garnered quite positive responses, me thought me might as well post the other gem as well . . .

Me was about to grumble about the RM10million stolen by Bakti but thought why spoil the long Labour Day weekend with more shite bout them thieving BN bastards/bitches. Am sure you'll agree the pix above is a far more agreeable way to greet the holidays.

Happy Labour Day weekend to all of you!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Making a tit out of the beautiful game

Ok, now that the me has got yer attention courtesy of the pix, let's get straight to the issue at hand.

Am sure some of you would have read that the local footie scene has again been beset by allegations of corruption & match-fixing. Now, all manner of VIPs from the DPM & the Home Minister aka The Two Blardi Botaks, have called fer the ACA to carry out a thorough investigation into all M'sian sports.

Me is a firm believer that the beautiful game is not just a spectator sport. It is most definitely more than just a game - it is where the aspirations of a community lie & where a nation can pin its hopes. Ti's the one sport which can transport you from the the greyness & drudgery of everyday routine. More importantly, it is a mirror of the society it represents.

Don't believe me. Take a look at the way the Krauts play their footie. Precise, technical & machine-like in their execution of tactics. Much like their famed automobiles.

Or how about the English & their thunderous blood & guts game? Its a reflection of their never-say-die Churchillian attitude. Sheer bloodymindedness will get you thru the day (if NOT Euro 2008 qualification).

So is it any wonder that the Malaysian footie scene is rotten to its core with corruption? After all, our country is beset by corrupt civil servants, law enforcement officers, judges &, of course, politicians. We live & breathe corruption at almost every level of society. Of course, our footie is gonna fooking reflect that!

After the first clean up almost two fooking decades ago, no improvement is on the fooking horizon. We still have the Sultan of Pahang at the helm despite the fact that under his reign, Malaysia has dropped over a hundred places in world ranking. And yet he is still there. Am just fooking amazed that there are actually people who still give a shit about local football. If that isn't blind fooking patriotism, me don't know what is.

Unlike the pix above where the tits are a welcome distraction, the local authorities have made a real tit of the beautiful game. The Malaysian public had voted fer a change in the recent GE. Is it to much to hope that a similar change will sweep thru our local footie scene?

ps: K fooking J is on the FAM committee. Need me say more?

pps: Look forward to yer comments on the tragedy of our local footie scene.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fast Cars & Even Faster Women!

Here's a nice diversion from all the DrM & Makkal Osai political postings. The very lovely lady pictured above is Danica Sue Patrick. This American lass who is of Irish-Serbian parentage recently became the FIRST ever woman driver to win an IndyCar race (the recent IndyCar 300 series in Japan a couple of days ago).

Being the only woman on the starting grid is tough enough but to beat the boys at this very testosterone-driven sport . . . well, let's just say that takes some fooking balls!

To all you guys out there, here's a fantasy gal fer the ages. A grease monkey that's a faster/better driver than YOU! As fer the ladies, especially those who canna sidepark or get out of a junction, here's the perfect role model fer ya!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hardtalk & Bullshit walks . . .

Some of you may have saw The Mighty Tun on BBC's Hardtalk last nite. Suffice to say the old man just badgered his way thru the interview in his usual manner.

As usual, anything the interviewer said was dismissed as misinformation, lies or twisted truth. When faced with his abysmal human rights record & the fact that he regularly imprisoned his opponents, he said, "What hundreds of people. Who are they. You tell me? I don't know where you are getting your information from".

Er . . . Tun . . . Lim Kit Siang, Karpal Singh, Anwar, Chandra Muzzafar, Abuya & gang, to name but a few?

But when he is quoted regarding his anti-Jewish statements from a few years ago where he said that "the Jews are ruling the world by proxy. They have become arrogant & will make a mistake. Our opportunity will arise soon." This was FACT according to him.

Other example of "fact"according to the Mighty Tun include :

The judiciary? No, the Mighty Tun did not appoint the judges. He merely installed those who were recommended to him by the CJ. And the whole VK Lingam episode was a blackmail tactic by Anwar.

Anwar himself? No, The Mighty Tun did NOT crucify him & let him rot in jail fer trumped up charges. The court impartially decided that he was guilty. And oh, the black eye was not a serious injury meted out by the IGP. Besides it was a good electoral ploy!!!

Fooking hell. He sat there with a forced smile on his face putting on a brave front while he was attacked on all fronts.

Now, to me it was a pitiful sight of an old man trying to pull some political weight in an arena where he is no longer considered important. But a quick perusal of some blogs, you will see that quite a few still are in awe of him. They say, "waaah, pity that dumb mat salleh la, kena from our Tun".

Ladies & gentlemen, me presents to you the Deluded Malaysian(s), first, the one that featured on Hardtalk & those who thought his performance was nothing short of sterling. See fer yerself & me look forward to reading yer comments.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Same Old Shit

Please don't be fooled by the PM recently paying lip service to the Bar Council. He agreed that an independent judiciary was much needed to restore public faith in the system. Soon after that speech, the NST loudly proclaims that the ACA might also soon be given more independence to carry out its duties impartially.
Could it really be that the BN were seriously getting to the roots of their election debacle by actually addressing real issues?
Fook that fer a laugh. Why?

While Badawi (tries to) play renaissance man, his administration revert to the old fear tactics of yore. They get a Clown Prince to declare in no uncertain terms that the privileged position of Bumiputeras can NEVER be questioned and that non-Malays should be grateful fer having been given citizenship in the first place. Typical shit-stirring which the rakyat had rejected in the last GE and yet they persist with inflamming racial sensitivities.

Now, they've gone & closed down popular Tamil-daily Makkal Osai. Permit not renewed. Why? This paper had been brave enough to report & champion the Hindraf & Makkal Sakti movement.
Why should BN fooking care, its just a few hundred Indians left without a livelihood overnite. So what?
On top of that, Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar had the cheek to say that Makkal Osai's permit was not renewed because it had continually brought up racial issues. Fook off! The biggest cuplrit of racial politics is BN (see royal Kelantanese example above).
The bald fook also went on to say that a free press was needed to ensure a system of checks & balances against the executive!!! More fooking lip service while closing down the Tamil paper. See the trend here?

Smacks of OPs Lalang innit? Wonder who's next? The Sun? Sin Chew? . . . Al Jazeera?!?

Do NOT be fooled by BN & its outmoded scare tactics. Self-interest is rarely a good incentive fer good governance. The closing of Makkal Osai is probably just the first step before they start wielding that ace up their sleeve . . . the ISA
This just as they were talking about respecting the rule of law & an independent & empowered judiciary at the Bar Council shindig.

The war against BN & its morally & ideologically bankrupt regime goes on even after the GE. Be strong, me fellow Malaysians, be very strong . . .

Thursday, April 17, 2008

What The Fook?!?

After a hard day's toil . . . You are fooking parched . . . Last thing you want to see is this fooking sign!!!
Am sure it has happened to you before, as you walk up to yer favourite watering hole only to find it shut. Ooooh . . . the agony!

ps: However, credit must be given to the management fer the fine art of stating the fooking obvious!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A joke at Arsenal's expense

Sorry, am not trying to be an unsporting chump trying to rub salt into Gooner wounds but me came across this is one in the Independent's sports pages. Me thought it was fooking hilarious.
Apologies to Kerp, Anba & other Gooners. You should know me was equally gutted by yer loss to the scum & am a admirer of the wonderful footie you guys play. But this piss take was too good to go unprinted.
ps: Sorry fer the small print. Hope its large enough to elicit a guffaw or two from you.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come writers and critics
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

Bob Dylan sang this over four decades ago but its still ring true even here in the distant shores of Malaysia. The elections may be over but the winds of change continue to blow . . . HARD! Amidst the ever growing chorus of discontent within UMNO, Anwar & PKR is maneuvering fer his re-entry into the political arena.

Last nite in Kg Baru, the so-called 'Black 14' rally was held & 20,000 people turned up to hear him speak. It also marked the end of his five year ban on politics. Anwar is now free to stand fer elections (of course, any by-election can only be held six months after a GE, so he'll have to wait a while longer).

But me point is this. After the euphoria of a GE where many were satisfied with just denying BN a 2/3 majority (meself included), we are now hearing of substantial rumours that the Opposition is gearing fer a change in administration. There's all sorts of skulduggery with whispers of East Malaysian cospiracy and mass cross overs from UMNO.

Whatever it is, a 20,000 turn-up fer a rally in the heart of the city without the benefit of mainstream media publicity is no small feat. As you can see, many people are still hungry fer change.

Can it really happen? Is the current administration so fooked up that it is ready to crumble anytime now? Brothers & Sisters, these are exciting times indeed, Malaysia may be at the crossroads of its history. Where it turns is up to you. Fer those who still have NOT registered, please drop by yer nearest Post Office to do so (it'll take just 5 minutes). You never know which seat may be vacated & you'll be called upon to VOTE! Even with so many people unregistered, see what happened at the recently concluded elections. Think what can be achieved if EVERYONE were on the electoral list.
As usual, all of you are invited to share yer thoughts on this issue and whatever other rumours/hypothesis you may have on a possible transfer of power.

Monday, April 14, 2008

All Fooked Up!

Abso-fooking-lutley unbeliveable. We had just beaten Arsenal to a place in the last four of the European Cup in a breathless, fooking-heart-stopping, balls-in-yer-larynx game. We have tightened our grip on fourth place with a comfy win over Blackburn. The latter game also saw Stevie G & El Nino take their personal tallies to 20 & 30 respectively; first time in what seems like an eternity where we had two players striking decent goal tallies.

And what is the major news to come out of Anfield?
1) DIC has said the purchase of our club cannot happen in the current climate.

2) Hicks asks that CEO Parry resign in a very public/leaked letter.

3) Benitez is angered by to find out that Parry was present at meeting with Klinsy.

4) Hicks is apparently consulting with Klinsy on Benitez'z summer targets.

5) Both Hicks & Gillette now want sole control of our club.

What the fook? Fooking mind-boggling or what? Now, many of you will know me have reservations about Rafa's managerial skills but me will say this - no one should be made to work under these circumstances.

Hence, me feels that Rafa will definitely be gone in the summer either to Barca or Real (who knows, even his old stomping ground Valencia would be better than this shite). Me however remains unconvinced of his tactical nous & our fourth placing is testament to that. The mitigating factor fer him is that he has had to work under such fooking chaotic circumstances that he will be forgiven fer all the shortcomings of his team this season.

As fer the sacking of Rick Fooking Parry. He should have gone a loooong time ago. In this case, Hicks does actually have a point. Our revenues are far behind all the other big clubs. Amazingly, our club shop was closed the day after Istanbul!!! As some of you would have experienced (Les & Ezilan), yer online orders fer merchandise after the 2005 victory was nothing short of a farce. So LFC are still crap as a business enterprise. Parry's slo-motion movement in the transfer markets have seen us lose out on a number of occasions, most recently Malouda to CSKA London (much to Rafa's annoyance). Parry still runs LFC like a fooking cornershop & has absolutely no vision fer the future.

Ronnie Whelan mentioned recently on ESPN (& is backed by other former players) that LFC's current hierarchy are still unsure how to approach the Asian market!!?! Fooking hell!?! Almost two decades of Premiership branding & still in the dark. WTF!?! As Whelan commented, "LFC should be the biggest club in the world." So why isn't it, Rick?

So as fer as me is concerned, Parry should fook off. Fer the Klinsy affair, fer his shit transfer market skills, fer his outdated & outmoded way of marketing LFC, fer being an "arrogant" twat with no rapport with the fans & most importantly, fer getting us into this fooking mess in the first place . . .

ps: Please click on MyRawk link or the UK newspaper links on side fer more ugly details.

pps: Arsenal fans may be a disappointed lot today but they aren't having to face this kind of shite & at least they challenged fer the title whilst playing some fooking incredible footie.

ppps: As always, look forward to reading yer response on this ever-worsening crisis engulfing Anfield.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Happy New Year!

To all me Hindu brethren, please allow me to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year! May your prayers be answered & may you all have a great year ahead.

To all me non-Hindu friends & readers, same sentiments to you as well. And just fer yer info, yes, Hindus will be celebrating our New Year tomorrow (Sun 13 April 2008); so feel free to wish yer Hindu friends. Am sure they would appreciate this simple gesture of acknowledging a festival besides Diwali & Thaipusam.

Enjoy! And peace be with all of you . . .

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Surgeon General's Warning

Fooking hell la! This morning's Champion's League q-final (the so-called Trilogy finale) was one of the most kan cheong & thrilling games me has had to watch (endure?) in a very long time. Me could seriously feel the bp steadily going up as the match progressed. Am sure me was not alone as Kopites everywhere felt their hearts skip a beat or two especially when we were on the verge of being knocked out.

Quick summary:

1st half - The Arsenal outplayed us fer the first 20 minutes with their trademark passing & incisive play. Goal came after a splendid 7-8 pass move that left us chasing fooking shadows & Diaby scoring opener with some aplomb. We finally got going later in second half when Big Sami was left to head in equaliser from a corner. From that point we bossed proceedings.

2nd half - We started well but then both sides fell into a period of cautiousness as the tension grew. The our kid turns on a six pence after a superb lay off from Crouchie. El Nino swivels & blasts a fooking ferocious shot into the top corner. 2-1!

The frenzied final 10 minutes - We were really bossing things around until the introduction of Van Persie & Walcott fer the gooners. The latter made an immediate impact as he robbed Gerrard of the ball in the arse penalty area & proceeded to do a Maradona as sped into our area leaving five players fer dead. A simple cross & an even simpler tap in fer Adebayor (who had missed some glorious chances earlier) on 84 mins! We were fooked! But almost immediately Bable sped into the arse pen area & went down after the slightest of touches. Penalty! Gerrard scores (me had me hands over me eyes!). More desperate pressure from the arse before babel sprinted away in injury time to slot in fourth.

Smoking kills? Fook that, try watching games like this!

ps: Commiserations to all gooner fans. Yes, the penalty was fooking harsh. Well played. All the best in overcoming the Scum this Sunday!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Maths is sexy?

Am sure some of you logged in this morning expecting to continue the war of words on the subject of Tun Salleh Abbas & royalty. But then me was sent a link to this video & certainly thought it worthy of yer attention.

This may be old news to some of you but me was quite oblivious having actively boycotted local mainstream media fer some time now. But just in case some of you are also fooking oblivious like moi, the pretty young thing in the vid is a lass of Malaysian descent (her mum's side). Living in the UK, she was a child prodigy & was the youngest ever Math student accepted in the revered halls of Oxford University at 13.

However, an overbearing father & a broken marriage led to a few screws coming undone & was recently exposed by the News Of The World as a hooker plying her trade in the less than salubrious surroundings of Salford, Manchester.

Tragic tale but most will have to admit, nice pix Cik Sufiah Yusof! Malaysia Boleh?

Am sure the News Of The World paid her handsomely fer troubles & this being the UK, she can now look forward to a career as a minor celebrity doing the chat show & reality TV curcuit. . . Unless of course, she takes up the local offers to "save" Cik Yusof. Wonder what they had in mind - new president fer Puteri UMNO? Well, she's certainly got the brains! In fact, she'd be the most qualified person in the party next to that other whore KJ!!!

What bollocks!?!

The following is an excerpt from the famed Raja Petra's Malaysia Today blog where he wrote on the current smokescreens in our political landscape. In his posting, Raja Petra spoke at length about the many crimes of the Mighty Tun's regime but said UMNO were free to undo many of his rules & wrongs after he stepped down. They did not. Ok, so far, so good. Then he goes to write about the Tun Salleh Abbas case (read below):

"Okay, let us look at another case. This one involves the sacking of Tun Salleh Abbas, the Chief Justice. The story being spun is that Mahathir ordered his sacking and Zaid Ibrahim, the new ‘Minister of Law’, wants to resurrect the case and make an issue out of it. But did Mahathir really sack the Chief Justice?

What happened was that the Chief Justice had a home next door to the Agong’s and His Majesty’s house was under renovation. The Chief Justice was displeased with the noise and pollution and he wrote a letter to the Agong with copies to all the Rulers complaining about the matter. The Agong was upset with this insolence on the part of the Chief Justice. Writing a complaint letter is one thing and could be forgiven since this was a genuine grievance -- though an audience would have been the correct protocol instead of a complaint letter -- but to copy the letter to all the Rulers smacks of pressure.

The Agong was outraged and demanded that Mahathir sack the Chief Justice for this insolence that tantamount to misconduct. Mahathir, however, replied that he does not have the authority to sack the Chief Justice and that this can only be done through a Tribunal. The Agong then commanded (titah) that a Tribunal be set up, which was to report direct to His Majesty. The Tribunal found the Chief Justice guilty of misconduct and sent its recommendation to the Agong, who then removed the Chief Justice."

Am sorry, he cannot be serious rite? Firstly, as one blogger commented, if this was the case, where is the said letter. Prove it. Ok, easier said than done. But what really irks me is that if Raja Petra is to be believed, the Agong was willing to set in motion a chain of events that led to a constitutional crisis simply because someone complained about renovations in his house!!?!

Fooking incredible or what? If this is true, just goes to show what breed of people call themselves 'rulers' of this country. Nevermind the sanctity of the courts; the correct and ardours protocol relating to communiques with the Rulers must be observed at all costs!!! Really hope this isn't true, coz if it is, we are in deeper shit than we think we are.

If it is, time we seriously start thinking bout campaigning fer a republic. As usual, look forward to reading yer thoughts on this issue.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Fooking Killer Debuts

The recent postings on Top5 lists (albums & movies) certainly generated plenty of good natured debate & discussion as well as opening a few new vistas to check out. So me, like the anal-retentive characters in Hi-Fidelity & their neverending lists, decided to narrow the spectrum a bit.

Now me wants all you music addicts out there to scratch yer collective skulls to think of the five debut long players that fooking shook yer world like no other! As you can see from me list, a number of great/classic bands are not featured simply because their first audio outings were less than vintage. Hence, no Black Sabbath, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Misfits or Black Flag.

What the list is supposed to highlight is exceptional & fooking groundbreaking work by a band first time out. The sorta album that has you going 'what the fook is this?' & holding yer head in utter disbelief at the sheer brilliance of it all. Sorta like a young pre-afro Jermaine Pennant scoring a hattrick on his league debut fer the gooners v southampton. Well, maybe not quite the best analogy but you get me drift.

Again, the whole exercise is meant to be fun but not easy as you struggle to cram in yer fave debut albums into a minuscule list of five. So no cheating please, keep yer list to strictly five & look forward to reading yer recommendations. The weirder, the better!

Long live rock n roll! (Azer (http://www.subjected2subjectivity.blogspot.com/) & Nick Mun (http://23psi.blogspot.com/), you've been tagged, be a sport, do the piece & tag another two bloggers, ok?)

Me own selection (from top to bottom pix):

Rage Against The Machine: Rage Against The Machine (1992)
You could literally smell the incendiary fumes of revolution on this mighty debut. From the smouldering artwork featuring famed pix of a Vietnamese Buddhist monk serene in meditation despite being engulfed in flames (the monk's self-immolation was in protest against then President Ngo's oppression of Buddhism) to guitarist Tom Morello's far-out guitar effect, RATM is the sound of guerrilla warfare.

The first breakthrough artist to successfully meld metal & hip hop, the album had also thrown up a surprise when the single 'Killing In The Name' with its decidedly anti-social rallying call of "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me" hit the charts. Listen to this today & you'll realise that without RATM, there would have been no rapcore & its Linkin Parks, Limp Bizkits etc. Still sounds fooking dangerous after all these years.

ps: Me was lucky enough to catch this incredible outfit on its first UK tour & they played Liverpool the day after me exams finished!!! Suffice to say, t'was mind-fooking-blowing!

Scum: Napalm Death (1987)
Me recently burned this album fer a couple of unsuspecting victims. It was with mischievous delight me heard their complaints as they recovered from tinnitus! "What is this shit?" & "You can't hear anything" were the common grouses from one victim who didn't make it past track number two (Gavin, how's yer hearing?).

Thrash metal had reached its nadir with Slayer's Reign In Blood but Napalm Death took the shit to a whole new level. A revolving line up managed to fooking cram 28 "songs" in under 33 minutes of playing time. Grindcore was born. From the riffage to the sheer demented vocals, everything about Scum screams 'extreme'. And to think Side A of the album was apparently recorded on a budget of 50 quid!!! The sonic assault is fooking unbelievable.

The late great John Peel (BBC1 & hardcore Kopite) said in the same way Nirvana's Nevermind was the sound of the 90s, Napalm's Scum was the sound of the 80s. How fooking true . . .

Kill 'Em All: Metallica (1983)
Forget bout the Black album. Throw away Load & Re-Load. Bin St Anger. This album from quarter a century ago (yes, they have been around that long) is how best to remember Metallica & thrash metal. Full of urgency, energy & a rawness that makes this an essential listen fer all fooking metalheads.

I have lost count the number of times me has gotten whiplash after listening to this fantastic debut. Tunes such as 'Hit The Lights', 'Four Horsemen' & 'Seek & Destroy' ensure there is a nary a dull moment throughout this disc. This may have been the starting point of their trajectory but fer me this was as good as it got fer Bay Area thrash metal.

Just as it says on the sleeve:'"Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang"!!!

ps: The fact that so many ignoramus dickheads think the Black album is their first outing shows just how far down Metallica has slid. They used to be the people's band, now they are just a bunch of corporate cock suckers dishing out shite albums for posers.

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin (1968)
The perfect synthesis of blues & heavy rock. The reason why me rates this so highly is that it wears its blues influences proudly on its sleeve (Willie Dixon has three songs covered here!). Plus heavy fooking metal's original carbon footprint probably began here. From the experimental 'Dazed & Confused' (the live & jam sessions of this song would form the template fer many future Zep classics) to the primal howl of 'You Shook Me', Led Zeppelin tore the competition apart (aside from Sabbath that is).

The majesty of rock n roll & the hammer of Thor indeed!

Ramones: Ramones (1975)
1-2-3-4 Gabba Gabba Hey Gabba Hey! Simple 50s rock n roll given a whole new twist of life with three chords, breakneck speed & a generous dash of Noo Yawk attitude. This was the ground zero fer punk. From opener 'Blitzkrieg Bop' to 'Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World', listeners found themselves induced into a state of pogo-mayhem. Fun, bubbly but yet inexplicably tunes from another world.

More than anything, Ramones taught generations of kids that with the right attitude (plus the right leather jackets & bowl haircuts, you could actually be in a band! The fakers will form boy bands while those with soul & passion will be cult legends (long after they have passed away) . . .

Who says the 70s was all about Disco? (And thanx to Previn fer getting the re-mastered & bonus track edition of this fer me b'day some years back. Cheers!)

ps: Sorry fer long posting. Look forward to seeing yer delicious debuts soon!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Mancunian Candidate

Chelsea urge Israeli ban rethink (Times Online and Agencies )
Malaysia may relax their ban on Israeli citizens to allow Chelsea's pre-season tour to go ahead, according to the country's deputy prime minister. Chelsea have pencilled in a match against the Malaysian national team as part of a mini Asian tour in July but have said Avram Grant, their Israeli coach and midfielder Tal Ben Haim would have to be allowed into the country.

Now Najib Tun Razak, the deputy prime minister has said the ban may be lifted for the Chelsea pair. "Chelsea are not my team but it's definitely good for local football," Najib, a Manchester United supporter, said. "I'm not sure what the decision should be yet but it would be a pity if politics got in the way of sports.
"There is a travel ban. We'll have to study the situation first, but I would like to see Chelsea playing here." Malaysia does not have diplomatic ties with Israel and citizens must get special permission to visit the country. In 1997, the government allowed Israel to compete in a 22-nation cricket tournament though the decision led to a series of demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur. Peter Kenyon, Chelsea's chief executive, said last week they would not tour without Grant. He said: "We clearly could not travel without our top coach. It will make no sense to travel without a key member of the coaching staff."

Fer Fook's Sake says: No this is no April Fool's joke; found the report at Times UK online sports pages. Me wonders if the same policy would apply if Liverpool decided to pay these shores a visit. Would the powers that be insist that Yossi Benayoun be left behind?

Wouldn't surprise me now that we know that the Prime Minister in waiting is a FOOKING SCUMMER! No real surprise that innit, complete bastards like him would support them woudn't he? Me is just glad he didn't say he was a Kopite!!!

Yet another reason to NOT support the next BN administration after Badawi steps down. Nuff said!

ps: Quite a clever headline don't you think, even if me has to say so meself (*smug*) . . .