Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Real Fooking Deal

Had read about this blokey by the name of Seasick Steve who's been making quite a name fer himself among music aficionados. Born Steve Wold, this guy left home at age 14 & lived the life of a train-hopping hobo.

Busking, performing at honky tonk bars & generally just bashing the life out of his unique home made instruments (eg three-string guitar christened the Diddley Bo!), Steve came to prominence after his raucous performance on Jool's Holland New Year's Eve extravaganza a few years back.

So while you enjoy the long Raya break, me fooking urge you to check this video out of that performance. Raw, gritty & most definitely the real fooking deal. Am sorry but anyone who fails to be fooking moved by this has just got no soul . . .

ps: Selamat Hari Raya & Happy Holidays to all!

pps: To download Seasick Steve's Doghouse Music, please click on http://rapidshare.com/files/89684529/jk_wbb_M_SS-DHM.part1.rar & http://rapidshare.com/files/89683281/jk_wbb_M_SS-DHM.part2.rar . (Please note password is: joeykins)

Monday, September 29, 2008

The Good, The Bad & The Referees!

Am sure lotsa of yer had a great weekend of EPL footie. Here's me two cents worth:

The Good:
1) Hull Fooking City! No one, and me means abso-fooking-lutely no one, gave em a snow flakes chance in hell of getting anything out of the Emirates. Given the Gooners red hot form & the scintillating footie they were playing, the ultra-unfashionable new boys were expected to be on the wrong end of a butt fook. "Five-fooking-nil," said Macca on Football Forecast! Well, the Tigers showed em & proved that there is some semblance of romanticism & unpredictability yet in the EPL.

2) Reds triumph in Merseyside derby. Crap game with stoppages every two minutes. Senseless sending off but great result fer us & great to see Torres end his barren spell. To all Kopites looking fer a Bluenose to taunt, here you go, please leave yer comments at Evertonian Amir's blog: http://puterabatu.blogspot.com/ . (Do feel free to drop a comment or two, me already has!)

The Bad:
The Spurs - Poor start continues fer big spending Spurs as loss to Pompey see them firmly rooted to the fooking bottom of the table. Selling more than half the squad just prior to window closing means Ramos has a huge task of gelling the new arrivals into cohesive unit. Poor start means qualification (via league position) fer Europe is more or less out the window fer Spurs. To Moz & Anand, hang in there. We feel yer pain.

The Referees:
Am sorry. But these fooking bastards in black are fooking hijacking the game we love. Last week, there was the fiasco of Gerard's 100th "goal" v Stoke. Then there was the phantom goal @ Vicarage Road. This week? Cahill's sending off in the Merseyside derby, Wigan's dubious penalty winner & Rob Fooking Styles awful penalty decision against Bolton. Totally changed the complexion of the game. Perfect tackle but chose to award mancs a pen. And yes, me would be just as pissed off if it was us who benefited. Why? Coz we're football fans first . . .

ps: Look forward to yer comments on what you think can be done to minimise the impact of refs making shite decisions. Me is all in favour of vid replays. What say you?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fer Fart's Sake

As we head off fer the weekend, me leaves you with this cautionary tale. Beware the next time you feel the need to expel yer noxious fumes in the company of others lest you get slapped with a fooking writ!

Read on . . . & hope you have an "assault"-free weekend!

Man charged with ‘assault’ for passing gas
NEW YORK, Sept 25 — A West Virginia man who police said passed gas and fanned it towards a patrolman has been charged with battery on a police officer.

Jose A. Cruz, 34, of Clarksburg, was pulled over on Tuesday for driving without headlights, police said. According to the criminal complaint, Cruz smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and failed three field sobriety tests before he was handcuffed and taken to a police station for a breathalyser test.

As Patrolman T.E. Parsons prepared the machine, Cruz scooted his chair towards Parsons, lifted his leg and "passed gas loudly," the complaint said.

Cruz, according to complaint, then fanned the gas towards the officer.

"The gas was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or provoking nature with Patrolman Parsons," the complaint alleged.

He was also charged with driving under the influence, driving without headlights and two counts of obstruction.

Cruz acknowledged passing gas, but said he didn't move his chair towards the officer nor aim gas at the patrolman. He said he had an upset stomach at the time, but police denied his request to go to the bathroom when he first arrived at the station.

"I couldn't hold it no more," he said.

He also denied being drunk and uncooperative as the police complaint alleged. He added he was upset at being prepared for a breathalyser test while having an asthma attack. The police statement said he later resisted being secured for a trip to a hospital that he requested for asthma treatment.

Cruz said the officers thought the gas incident was funny when it happened and laughed about it with him.

"This is ridiculous," he said. "I could be facing time." — AP

ps: "RE: "The gas was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or provoking nature with Patrolman Parsons," the complaint alleged." Ha ha ha! Me fooking wonders how a court will determine whether the fumes were offensive enough to constitute assault? Get the defendant to let one fly? Now that's what me calls a fooking vulgar diplay of power! Ahh ahhhhh hhaa haa ha hahrg!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Play It Again, Sam! (Sam Gopal: Escalator)

Ok, Anba piqued me curiousity when he started babbling about some obscure psychedelic band from 60s London fronted by a Malaysian dude by the name of Sam Gopal.

A quick dip in cyberspace revealed that the band did indeed exist & played alongside some seriously BIG names of that decade - Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Soft Machine - and even featured a certain Ian Kilminster (ie Lemmy of Hawkwind & Motorhead fame) in its line up.

From what me gathers, Sam Gopal played the tablas & they managed to produce ONE album Escalator. And lo & behold, me found the download link to the album.

To download Sam Gopal's Escalator, please click here:

Have not heard this meself yet, but me has got the feeling this is gonna be mystical, whimsical & downright weird & fooking wonderful!

What me wants to know now is what has happened to good old Uncle Sam & why the govt has not made him a 'Datuk' yet?!!? Anyone who has played with Jimi deserves a Datukship!

ps: As usual me looks forward to reading yer comments on this album.

pps: Check out the "ferocious" facial hair on the album cover . . . dashyat . . .

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bodohwi you dumbkopf!!!

In case any of you have yet to catch this, here it is fer yer viewing pleasure. Kudos to whoever wrote the script & match it to this clip. Fooking brilliant.

Wonder if Bodohwi & his cabinet has seen this? Laugh out loud or sent old botak to track the creator of this video down fer "threatening national security"?

ps: Thanx to Becky fer the link.

pps: Fer those who canna access the vid here, please go to: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_7XCRpRwz1s

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What can we do fer RPK? (ref Malaysiakini)

"Even alleged mass murderers like Radovan Karadzic gets a trial . . ." (Moz via sms)

How fooking tragic is that? (fer those who haven't heard, please read: http://malaysiakini.com/news/90208)

Now, me is no rabid fan of Raja Petra & have always taken his "reports" with a pinch of salt. But me was constantly delighted by his ability to produce statutory declarations by witnesses such as Dr Othman which were a constant thorn in fooking Barisan's backside.

We must NOT give in to this oppression. Even if some of you say RPK had it coming with his reckless blogging, please note that if we let this slide it would be a clear sign of weakness on the part of the rakyat on the issue of civil liberties.

Question now is what can we do to free this blogger? Or at the very least get the authorities to fooking let him have his day in (kangaroo?) court.

The Yanks are always very fond of saying "freedom is not free". But right now, it would appear only a very small group of people are willing to pay the price . . .

ps: In the meantime, "controversial" rapper Namewee has been summoned to police HQ this morning regarding his cyber-smash Negaraku. Fer more on this, please go to: http://malaysiakini.com/news/90215. Another one to pay the price fer speaking his mind on behalf of other Malaysians . . . ?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fooking Ace Ads!

Its the fooking start of the week & me has got a terrible case of them Monday fooking blues. Anyone else similarly afflicted is advised to watch these two BRILLIANT COMMERCIALS. Am pretty sure the first one never made it to the telly . . .

Do tell which of the two you prefer (actually me has a pretty good idea which one is gonna garner more votes!).

ps: Me thinks the first one was quite possibly directed by Kerp! Watch it & you'll see what me means . . .

pps: Thanx Kevo fer the first ad & Leona fer the second. Cheers!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Two lost souls swimming in a fishbowl . . . (Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here)

As me said, wifey & meself would be having a little tribute to the recently departed Richard Wright by playing the entire Floyd discography this weekend.

Me would like to invite the rest of you to follow suit. Those who don't own any Floyd &/or are not familiar with the works of this great British band, me proudly presents to you what me considers its all time masterpiece - Wish You Were Here (1975).

To download, please click: http://www.mediafire.com/?ad12syxgm11

Trust me on this, this is one super chill out album which is perfect to enjoy a quiet drink to & fer some self-indulgent navel gazing . . . and even better fer nursing a hangover.

Compelling, beautiful & utterly tragic all at the same time. Me gets goosebumps every single fooking time me listens to this . . . honest.

ps: A little trivia - Pink Floyd take their name form two Delta Bluesmen - Pink Henderson & Floyd Council. So there, now you know.

pps: Look forward to reading yer comments on this absolute classic of an album. Here's to a Floyd weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Mission: Impossible fer Anwar?

Fer those trenchant critics of Anwar Ibrahim & the many disappointed souls who felt betrayed by the former DPM's failure to SEIZE power on Sep16, please read the article below.

It outlines the mammoth size of the task facing Anwar & the Herculean efforts he has already put in by getting this far. So a little patience is perhaps in order. What worries me though is how will Anwar convince the monolith institutions of the Malay Rulers, Armed Forces & (worse of all) the fooking civil service to accept a government led by him.

Fer those who counter by saying that Anwar should have bid his time & waited fer BN to capsize on its own accord & walk into power at the next GE, just look at the constant sabotage caused by BN & its fooking leaches in the civil service. BN has emptied the Treasury in (four of the five) opposition controlled states as well as placing Federal obstacles in its path (eg delayed Monorail project in Penang). The civil service meanwhile has resorted to subterfuge in the form of ass-dragging to hamper whatever projects Pakatan have tried to put in place.

Yes, Anwar may be power hungry but the unworkable scenario in those states also necessitated a snatch fer the PM's crown. Otherwise, we'd be in an even fooking bigger mess.

23psi said to me yesterday,"People don't seem to realise what a difficult task this is. And fer them to lose patience so quickly shows that they don't quite fully realise the size of the undertaking. Anwar has been tirelessly canvassing support from all quarters since his release & fer him to make such inroads since Mar8 its quite incredible."

Me fully agrees. No one, not PAS, not DAP & certainly not Semangat 46, has managed to so effectively destroy BN's myth of invincibility as Anwar has done. Does anyone remember a time when the govt was on such shaky ground?

Even if you are somewhat disappointed with the delay tactics of Anwar, bear in mind he is just going thru the democratic motions of asking fer an emergency sitting of parliament. He wants to be seen as giving PM the democratic route out. Besides, if BN are so sure Anwar does NOT have the numbers, call his bluff & end this fooking charade once & fer all. Fact that the PM has refused to meet Anwar or agree to an emergency session of parliament show he knows his grip on power is tenous at best.

Do read the article below to gain some perspective as to what is trying to be achieved. Also do understand how one man is standing up to the collosal might of govt almost singlehandedly. He needs yer support.

This is how me sees it - If you are against selective prosecution & the abuse of process, support Anwar. If you are against racial politics & bigots like Ahmad Ismail & Khir Toyo (but a reporter & an opposition MP is detained fer their crimes), support Anwar. If you believe in free speech & is abhorred by the detention of Raja Petra & Kickdefella, support Anwar.

It really is that simple. Support the one person who can bring an end to the corrupt & morally-bankrupt regime that is BN, or be prepared to be stuck with them fer another fifty fooking years.

Please do take a few minutes to digest the article below & me hopes all Malaysians will find the resolve needed to sees us thru this crisis. Like me said, things will get a lot fooking worse before they are gonna get better . . .

The entrenched forces still in Anwar's way
By Baradan Kuppusamy (From The Malaysian Insider)

SEPT 17 - Opposition leader and PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has failed to keep his promise to topple the government and become prime minister by Sept 16. But it is not for want of trying.

He has been working day and night since March 8, meeting Barisan Nasional (BN) MPs secretly to persuade them to defect. He offered them almost anything they asked.

He also secretly met top civil servants, ministers and even tried to contact senior police officers and the army's top brass to help "clear the line" for him to make the change happen.

Although Anwar had substantial public support to make the crossovers happen, major hurdles stood in his way.

Up to now, he has been unable to surmount the hurdles and that is why he failed on Sept 16 and will fail again. He is unlikely to see the inside of the prime minister's office in Putra Jaya unless he successfully clears these hurdles.

This is the case even if he has the numbers. Depending on who you talk to, he is said to have 31 to 42 MPs behind him. This is the reality of politics here and anywhere where democracy is weak and personalities dominate national politics.

While, theoretically, the public will is paramount, entrenched institutions have a big say on who becomes prime minister. One instance is the King, who, although he is a constitutional monarch, still has a big say on who governs the country.

Not only is the King's support crucial for Anwar to achieve his aims but support from the Rulers as an entrenched institution is essential.

The backing of the Rulers is essential, not just for the technicalities of convening parliament, taking a vote of confidence or the swearing in of a new government, but more as an integral part of the political establishment of Malaysia.

Anwar's image as a rabble-rouser, earned from his days as an Islamic firebrand, stands in his way now as he battles from the outside to change the government. The worry is he is seeking to rewrite the rules and change the status quo.

Is he just replacing the leadership or rewriting the rules? Is he a republican or a monarchist?

He has not yet convinced the country's monarchs, who are also, crucially, the heads of Islam in their domains, that he will defend the status-quo including their positions.

Another entrenched institution that needs convincing is the army, and, by extension, the police force which sees him as an agitator who will potentially destabilise the status quo.

The recent statement by the armed forces chief that the military is worried race and religious disputes are destabilising the country should be taken in the context of the constant refrain from Anwar that he would topple the government.

Any armed forces would worry about what is really being toppled?

By voicing their concern, the armed forces signalled that they will defend the status quo - meaning the institutions of the Raja Raja Melayu, Islam and the related political establishment - including current structures i.e. bureaucracy, state government structures, the established economic policies and the open investment climate - all of which together makes up the status quo.

Any established military, and ours is one such force, is for the status quo. It will defend the status quo against any grab for power from a leader considered "outside" the political establishment.

Originally, Anwar came in from the outside as a radical student leader in the 1970s and rose rapidly up the ranks in Umno only to be thrown out again. Now that he is trying to come back again from the "outside," it is natural for the "insiders" to be cautious and apprehensive of his motives.

What does he really want to change? That is a natural question entrenched stakeholders would ask. Anwar has to explain and convince, not just collect the numbers and head to the palace.

The door will not open otherwise.

Although he may have a majority of the public behind him, he has a lot of convincing to do to put powerful institutions at ease. No easy task for a man with an agitator's image.

Anwar's aides go to great lengths to say that he has already met the King or is going to meet him to clear the way. But that is not enough; he has to find a tactful way to assure not just the King, but also the Rulers as an institution and the many royalists who populate Malay society, that the change is benign not malignant.

The third hurdle Anwar faces is the one million-strong bureaucracy, 90 per cent of whom are Malay and Muslim, without whose support his chances of competently running the country is near zero.

In fact, it would ruin the country if he wins power and the civil service drags its feet.

Unlike in other countries where governments are frequently changed and the civil servants soldier on, here the bureaucracy has had only one master - the Barisan Nasional.

In fact, one of the key issues in the Pakatan Rakyat-ruled states of Selangor and Perak is a disobedient bureaucracy. This problem is minimal in the "Muslim" states of Kelantan and Kedah with the civil servants accepting their new masters as one of their own.

Anwar had attempted to meet senior civil servants, with some success his aides say, to assure them that basic policies will remain and institutional interest would be protected against encroachment i.e. a more racially balanced civil service.

Nevertheless, an obedient, helpful and functioning bureaucracy is a major factor and Anwar has to win them over in a manner convincing enough that investors and stakesholders are satisfied that the elephant in the room would cooperate proactively.

The last major hurdle is the divisions and diverging interests in his own Pakatan Rakyat coalition, with ally PAS having radically different views of how the country should be governed from that held by another ally, the DAP.

Up to now, Anwar and his people are "closing an eye" to the differences without actually working to resolve major issues.

The thinking, for now, is that the main struggle is to capture power and they believe everything else would fall in place after that.

Such a rationale has not convinced the entrenched stakeholders who believe differences should be resolved now to show that PR is a viable alternative to the BN.

PAS has repeated numerous times that they will not back a new government that is "not Islamic". They have proposed that PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang is the "best person" to be prime minister of the new Malaysia.

Up to now nobody in the PR - neither PKR nor DAP - is taking the PAS position seriously.

It is also not clear which of the parties - PKR, DAP or PAS - any potential defecting BN MPs will cross over to. Are they crossing over as individuals or as political parties joining Pakatan? Will everybody in a political party cross or only some?

Anwar has worked to show, in a convincing manner, the future shape of the political structure he will be heading. Is it a grand coalition or a collection of adventurous individuals?

There is a lot for work ahead for Anwar before he can confidently walk up to and knock on the palace gates. If he has the entrenched players behind him, the gates will be open when he arrives. Otherwise it will never open, even if he has the numbers.

Up to now, he has only succeeded in getting the people talking and thinking and accepting that a change of government is possible. That's about all.

The ISA detentions last Friday, roundly condemned by all, show how thin the line is between fair play and foul play, between acceptance and coercion.

It gives a glimpse into the powerful entrenched forces that are arrayed against Anwar in his bid for power.

ps: Sorry fer the long posting. Please leave a comment on what you think of the current impasse.

RIP - Richard Wright

LONDON, Sept 16 - Richard Wright, a founding member of Pink Floyd, died yesterday. He was 65.

The rock group’s spokesman, Doug Wright, who’s unrelated, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He said the band member’s family did not want to give more details about his death.

Wright met Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason in college and joined their early band, Sigma 6. Along with the late Syd Barrett, the four formed Pink Floyd in 1965.

The group’s jazz-infused rock and drug-laced multimedia “happenings” made them darlings of the London psychedelic scene, and their 1967 album, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn”, was a hit.

In the early days of Pink Floyd, Wright, along with Barrett, was seen as the group’s dominant musical force. The London-born musician and son of a biochemist wrote songs and played the keyboard.

“Rick’s keyboards were an integral part of the Pink Floyd sound,” said Joe Boyd, a prominent record producer who worked with Pink Floyd early in its career.

The band released a series of commercially and critically successful albums including 1973’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”, which has sold more than 40 million copies. Wright wrote “The Great Gig in the Sky” and “Us and Them” for that album, and worked on the group’s epic compositions such as “Atom Heart Mother”, “Echoes” and “Shine on You Crazy Diamond”.

But tensions grew among Waters, Wright and fellow band member David Gilmour. The tensions came to a head during the making of “The Wall” when Waters insisted Wright be fired. As a result, Wright was relegated to the status of session musician on the tour of “The Wall”, and did not perform on Pink Floyd’s 1983 album, “The Final Cut”.

Wright formed a new band Zee with Dave Harris from the band Fashion, and released one album, “Identity”, with Atlantic Records.

Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and Wright began recording with Mason and Gilmour again, releasing the albums “The Division Bell” and “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” as Pink Floyd. Wright also released the solo albums “Wet Dream” (1978) and “Broken China” (1996).

In July 2005, Wright, Waters, Mason and Gilmour reunited to perform at the “Live 8” charity concert in London - the first time in 25 years they had been onstage together.

Wright also worked on Gilmour’s solo projects, most recently playing on the 2006 album “On an Island” and the accompanying world tour.

Gilmour paid tribute to Wright yesterday, saying his input was often forgotten.

“He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound,” he said. “I have never played with anyone quite like him.” - AP

Sigh . . . Having been so caught up with the state of political flux here, me completely missed this piece of news. Like millions of music lovers, the Floyd was a constant on our turntable/CD player/ipod & gave many pleasurable & guilt-free hours of self-absorption.

Thanks fer the music Rick Wright . . . may yer journey onwards be as trippy & wonderful as the incredible music you made.

ps: Who can forget the mood set by Richard Wright's synth intro to Shine On You Crazy Diamond. Understated, sombre & yet bursting with emotion . . .

pps: pix caption (above): In this file photo dated March 3, 1967, members of the rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters (left), Nick Mason (second from left), Syd Barrett (second from right) and Richard Wright (right). - AP pic

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Anwar Ibrahim: Talking Shite or Getting Rid of It?

So is Anwar full of shite or does he have his hands firmly on the chain ready to flush away Barisan Najis . . .?

The day has come & gone & many are none the wiser as to where this country is heading towards. People are divided as to Anwar's refusal to disclose the list of names. Old Sleepy Eyes has point blank refused to meet with Anwar saying it is a ruse while Najib called it the "politics of deception".

Leslie Lau wrote a scathing commentary in the Malaysian Insider saying that Anwar's refusal to go public with the list was a slap in the face fer all Malaysians who voted opposition & had placed their hopes fer change in the former DPM. He also said the no-show of defectors was just as big an insult to the rakyat's intelligence as Syed Hamid's protestation that the Sin Chew reporter had been detained under the ISA "fer her own safety".

Now, me is one of those who voted opposition & hopes that Pakatan can bring about some change to our country(eg the start of a two-party democracy, abolition of ISA, free judiciary & media etc). Me can fully understand the frustrations of some when Anwar failed to show concrete proof. Can also understand Barisan's cynicism - after all blind loyalty is a prerequisite to joining the party.

But in defence of Anwar & to retort Leslie Lau's reportage, surely one can be satisfied that on the promised date Anwar has thrown down the gauntlet & basically embarked on a journey of no turning back. Seriously, does anyone think Anwar can wriggle his way out if he fooking fails to deliver the crossovers? That's it. Kaput. Credibility down the fooking toilet. He will be fooking worse off than he when he was in jail.

As fer not producing the list? The detention of Teresa Kok & the Sin Chew journo under the ISA is ample proof that BN will stop at nothing to get its own way. Hearsay? Good enough fer them. Fear & intimidation? Why the fook not?
Think about it, these heavy handed actions were taken against two individuals who were just doing their jobs & were in NO way a threat to national security. What do you think UMNO's reaction will be when they learn of the identities of the defectors?

C4 a few of them to send out a clear fooking signal? Detain them fer being a threat to national security on account of their betrayal of the voters? Race riots to give Malaysians a fresh reminder of the consequences of NOT letting BN have their own way?

Far-fetched? They've fooking done it all before, haven't they?

So while me is none the wiser as to what will happen next, me is sure an outcome one way or another is in the pipeline . . . with either Anwar or BN going down the fooking sewer.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Beginning of a new dawn?

Well, well, well . . . after the doubts surrounding Sep16; Anwar held a PC & told the world at large that he has enough defections to form the next Federal govt of Malaysia. No list of names though which he has said will only show to Bodohwi after gaining assurances that the ISA & other draconian laws will not be invoked to stop em. Fair enuff me suppose.

He has demanded a meeting with Bodohwi to show him the list of defectors before going to the Agong. He said Pakatan will still take a "soft & conciliatory" approach in asking fer a smooth transition of power.

So what next?

Will Barisan Najis just walk away from their Aladdin's Cave? Will martial law be imposed? Will BN simply just act as if nothing has happened & start threatening its own MPs back into the fold?

Well, a certain Spurs fan who works fer a Telco had this to say:

"Much will depend on the internal struggle in UMNO. The power struggle means Bodohwi will be ousted very soon. Who succeeds Bodohwi will ultimately determine the fate of the nation. If it is Najib who takes over, then we are fooked as he will do everything possible to remain in power."

"However, if the former Anwar-ally Muhyiddin Yassin succeeds in getting DrM to cajole UMNO members to support Ku Li as leader, Muhyiddin will be number two & the transition of power will happen smoothly."

"This is because Ku Li as a former opposition leader does not think that being on that side of the fence is the end of the road. He's also a man of ideals & will do what's best in the national interest."

So there, analysis courtesy of The Silent Observer who based it around what he heard from certain UMNO bigwigs within his organisation.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Malaysia Day - same old shite, different fooking day?

Monday nite. Had a good hearty dinner washed down with a beer or five. Its the aftermath of a fooking well-deserved victory against the scum. But yet me heart feels fooking heavy.


After all the fooking hullabaloo about the collapse of Bodohwi's regime on Sep16, what do we fooking have. Am sure me will wake tomorrow with the news that the same fooking pricks are still in power, certain individuals will still be unjustly held under the ISA & the opposition will be panned fer lying to the public at large . . .

Fooking sigh . . .

Yes, me knows its a long hard fooking struggle but me is at me wit's end thinking of how can we bring down these bastards & forge a better tomorrow fer ALL Malaysians . . .

Any suggestions?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Fooking finally . . .

"Its been too long," said Jamie Carragher.

Fooking right yeah . . .

Thursday, September 11, 2008

When Saturday comes - LFC v MU 13 Sep

Calling all Kopites! As you know this Sat, Sep13 is the big game v Man Utd. The nicest bunch of supporters around - the Malaysian Red & White Kop (MyRAWK) - is organising a viewing party @ Breaker's Pool Club in Hartamas. Food will be served fer buka puasa (pls note limited, so first come first serve).

Do come join us as there'll be plenty of fun, games & drunken singing. Also brush up on yer footie knowledge if you wanna walk away with some prizes from the Pub Quiz & do consult yer tea leaves fer the Final Score competition.

Each guest will receive a door gift as well.

Beer prices are as follows:
Happy Hour
1) Jug = RM 34 Nett
2) Tower = RM 70 Nett
3) Bucket of Tuborg 4 bottles = RM 60 Nett.
(20% discount on liqour.)

Fer directions to the Breaker's, click here:

ps: Would love to hear what yer thoughts are on the game & what will transpire. Fire away!

pps: Please note that MyRAWK is a non-profit organisation & is run BY fans fer the benefit of FANS! So hope you'll join us on Sat!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kill Em All? (Metalloca: Death Magnetic)

Once upon a fooking time, many of us would be anxiously waiting fer the arrival of the new Metallica album. Dreaming of riffs galore & looking forward to whiplashed necks from the serious headbanging the album inspires. And once we got our clammy mittens on a copy, it'd be played to death. The vinyl or tape would be worn super fooking thin within weeks from over play.

But things have changed greatly. Lars & gang have struggled to recapture past glories & me was none the wiser of the arrival of a new long player until uberfan AK Yusof (aka Pure) alerted me to it.

However, gone are the days when me would save me pennies & buy the vinyl. Have wasted enough money on the fookers via rubbish releases such as Load, Re-Load & St Anger. Cukup.

So me presents to you absolutely FREE of FOOKING CHARGE, Metallica's brand new album fer download a WHOLE TWO FOOKING DAYS BEFORE its official release on Sep12!!!

To DOWNLOAD Metallica's latest opus, please click:

ps: Me is downloading this now as me writes this so haven't had the chance to check it out. Look forward to hearing what you guys think of this. Return to form or same old shite?

pps: Am quite optimistic once me found out that this LP was produced by Rick Rubin. Wonder if he managed to work his magic on these tired old fookers.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What's in a date?

Ahmad Ismail has warned us. Khir Fooking Toyo has also warned us. Do not push em otherwise another May13 may occur.

Fer fook's sake la, can't these arsewipes think of any other tactic besides the fooking RULE OF INTIMIDATION? The Mar8 results had indicated that the threat of May13 no longer has a spell over the majority of the electorate. It would seem that UMNO by letting the fooking prick Ahmad Ismail & that other botoxed fook face talk shite is hoping fer a FRESH reminder of race riots to keep the public in check. The spate of pro-UMNO smses making the rounds also have a similar tone asking Malays to NOT be colonialised by the Ah Peks & Machas.

Helloooooooooo? Do they not realise that this time around a HUGE number of Malays have VOTED OPPOSITION. Unlike the 1969 episode, it no longer a straight forward Malay v Chinese fight anymore. Are the UMNO trouble makers gonna fooking tikam Mat Serbans from PAS & Malay Keadilan members? Me thinks not.

However, one things fer sure, the politics of race is very much alive in Malaysia. Contrary to popular belief that Mar8 results was a rejection of race-based politics & policies, it merely showed that most were just fooking fed up with the fat cats running Barisan Najis.

Fer the Malays, most will still tell you that they believe in some sort of affirmative action. It is far too ingrained in the Malay psyche to expect them to have woken up overnite. They just no longer believe that UMNO are capable of safeguarding their rights effectively.

Me thinks that affirmative action is fine so long as the funds are properly distributed to the needy. Right now, all we have is filthy fooking rich UMNO bastards hoovering everything up fer themselves. From Ramadhan bazaar licenses to taxi permits, they want it all. Same goes fer the MIC & MCA et al. They had quite simply lost touch with the people who put them in power.

Interestingly enough, Raja Petra has said in his Malaysia Today site (http://mt.m2day.org/2008/content/view/12405/84/) that Anwar already has 34 letters of resignation from BN MPs. It is these MPs who have been shipped off to Taiwan in a belated effort to change their minds. He also argues that despite Najib's considerable influence in the armed forces, they will not support a declaration of martial law or state of emergency coz the Nine Rulers will oppose such a move (& lest we forget the Agong is the commander in chief of the armed forces). So let's hope the blue bloods will do the right thing here.

Also the Sep16 deadline has been moved forward to Sep20. Why? Coz the powers that be also shipped the Agong off on a "compulsory" umrah & His Majesty will be back at the latter date.

So if Raja Petra is to be believed, then we are looking at a new dawn come Sep20. In the meantime, me can only ask you to IGNORE the likes of Ahmad Ismail & Khir Fooking Toyo. Fook them & their politics of fear. More importantly, take the time to explain to yer BN-supporting friends that the return of The Mighty Tun into the Ku Li camp is a little too late.

Fer Fook's Sake eagerly awaits the arrival of Sep20. Fingers crossed & we'll have a peaceful transition of power on that date.

ps: Some of you (eg senorita) may have noticed that there was a previous article here with Ahmad Ismail as Hitler video posted. However, when me logged on to rectify a problem with the link to Raja Petra's posting, it just fooking disappeared. Sorry. Anyways, after a little thought, me decided to change tact.

pps: As fer Ahmad Ismail's claim that the Chinese are like American Jews. Sorry la brudder, them Yank Jews have astounding taste in music (Fer proof see the Chess & Atlantic Records labels which were founded by Jews. These guys were instrumental in recording many Blues legends). You CANNOT say the same about local Ah Peks la (Bernard & Albertus aside), most have ATROCIOUS taste in music. So there . . .

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fooking Ridiculous

The video above is me response to the news reports that 50 Barisan Najis MPs have been flown to Taiwan to study agriculture techniques. And Bodohwi has said the move is in NO way related to Anwar's threat to topple the govt by Sep16.

All together now . . . EVERYBODY!
"Hooray! Hooray! Its a Holi-Holi-Day!"

The whole damn affair is as ridiculous as Boney Fooking M la . . .

ps: Am sure the defecting Mps must be thinking, "what the hell, one last all-expense paid trip courtesy of BN. Why the fook not!?!"

Saturday, September 6, 2008

All Apologies

The article below is reflective of the common lament among many Malaysians. Whilst me wholeheartedly agrees on the commentator's assessment of DrM, Bodohwi, Najib & Hishamuddin as master abusers of the POLITICS OF RACE; me thinks s/he may be a bit too harsh in including Anwar in that group.

True, Anwar failed to speak up against Zulkifli Nordin fer his FOOKING BARBARIC behaviour in shutting down the Bar Council forum on conversion. But fact remains Anwar is still the ONLY political leader out there today preaching a message of EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES fer ALL MALAYSIANS. He did so in the Malay heartland of Permatang Pauh & has made all the right noises. . . so far.

With the nation at the edge of our collective seats awaiting developments on the cross overs, me urges you to think about where we are heading & do you want a future under the leadership of UMNO BIGOTS or take a chance with the fledgling Pakatan?

Already, rumours have filtered thru that Bodohwi has already seeked an audience with the Agong. And one can presume it is with a view to SNAPS & he is hoping to gain an extra advantage with early preparations fer fresh elections.

Now, please let me take this opportunity to APOLOGISE to the many people me has offended with me constant haranguing & brow beating. Life's Like That berated me fer going over board. But as me told him yesterday, it is just TOO IMPORTANT a juncture at our country's history to let so many of our friends' votes to go UNCOUNTED.

Anyways, sincere apologies to Messrs Kevin Rosario, Previn, Becky, Lester Neil Francis, Mervin D'Silva etc etc fer me constant harassment. Me hopes you understand me actions were fer the benefit of all Malaysians. (Video below is dedicated to you guys)

To those who took up the initiative to get their friends registered (eg Tony, Doris & Achilles), TQ & well fooking done. And fer those who did register (eg Moz, Azer, Premo, Merv etc), me sincere thanks fer fighthing the good fight.

We can now only wait . . .

Position vacant: Statesman
SEPT 6 — Wanted: A statesman in the class of the late Tun Dr Ismail or Tun Hussein Onn.

Someone who believes in his heart that this blessed country belongs to everyone; someone with the stature to hush chauvinists (Chinese, Indians, Malays) who are threatening to tear the country asunder with their divisive rhetoric; someone who can provide the balm for the raw nerves that have been singed by irresponsible politicians.

God how we need that one person today? Who can rise above narrow communal interests and speak without worrying if his fellow Malays, Chinese or Indians are going to revolt against his leadership.

There was a time when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi gave us hope that he would stand up for what was just, fair and good for all. Even if it meant him having to lose it all — power and position.

That was then, circa 2005. Today, with his eye firmly on surviving the Umno elections and with his approval rating near the cellar, he has little interest in playing the role of statesman.

Just can't see him telling Malaysians that citizenship embraced something more than just the question of political rights and obligations. That it also involved integrity, tolerance, civic consciousness, patriotism, loyalty and a truly Malaysian spirit.

Just can't see him risking it all by lecturing his party men and the rest of Malaysia like Tun Razak did in 1969 that "prosperity is not for any particular group or community.That prosperity must be widely shared and must be spread throughout the nation.

"This prosperity is for all… On our ability to achieve this objective rests the survival of our nation and the peace and happiness of our people.''

For that matter, one can't imagine the MCA's Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting or Gerakan's Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon tossing aside the interests of one community and speaking like statesmen when they address their party men in this election year for the MCA and Gerakan.

Will they be prepared to chastise the chauvinists in their midst and tell them that everyone has the responsibility to encourage children of various races to mix as much as possible? And that young Malaysians should be taught to appreciate that the things which unite them are far more important that those which divide them.

Above all, will they be prepared to proclaim that all Malaysians share a common destiny, regardless of race and politics? Tun Tan Siew Sin said all this once.

What we need is someone with the wisdom of Tun Hussein Onn. This is what he said: "We have a society in which people of various racial origins have been brought up to be tolerant, understanding; we are a nation of people with conscience.

"The Indians can be very magnanimous, so can the Malays, the Chinese. The great diversity is a blessing, not a handicap. It is a challenge and a blessing because no one race can dominate the others. I would hate to see the day when any one race dominates the other.''

It can be said that not one serving Malay politician today will be brave enough to utter these words. Not Abdullah. Not Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Not Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Definitely not Datuk Hishammuddin Hussein (a prime example that sometimes the apple does fall far from the tree).

For that matter, Malaysians cannot even count on any recently retired politicians to project a voice of reason during these difficult times. Definitely not Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He may have coined the phrase Bangsa Malaysia but it appears that he never truly believed in the concept.

Since the Barisan Nasional and Umno performed badly in Election 2008, he has shown a willingness to play the race card. He did so in Johor in May when he told a gathering that Malays stood to lose much in the post-election landscape where non-Malays were more vocal over their rights. He warned the Malays that if they kept quiet, they will lose their rights and other races will take control.

Several days ago, he questioned the need for Malay leaders to apologise over a remark made by Umno division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail. The Penang politician had questioned the status of Chinese in Malaysia on the eve of the Permatang Pauh by-election.

Instead of projecting sense and sensibility in the roiling debate and urging all sides to stand down, and understand what is at stake for everyone, Dr Mahathir chose the narrow path.

Wanted: A statesman in the class of Tun Dr Ismail or Tun Hussein Onn.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The intrigue continues

Ok, the grapevine is not just rumbling but almost burning from the sheer amount of whispers, hearsay & rumour making the rounds on the supposed defection of BN MPs.

Last me heard was that apparently Pakatan has already sewn up the 30 required to topple the govt but are holding back coz most are non-Bumi MPs. They have thus held back the announcement in a belated attempt to bring over some high-ranking UMNO blokeys in order to give the new order a more balanced racial appearance.

Apparently, some of these defectors will even include several cabinet & dep ministers. Far fetched? Think about it. If Pakatan have already got the 30, why wouldn't these rats cabut from a sinking ship?

Me called Malaysiakini CEO Premesh Chandran & asked if he had any solid info on these mutterings. "So far nothing concrete & they remain just that, rumours," he said. "But there is a possibility that they could be true & Anwar keeps good his promise of a Sep16 change of government."

But what is most telling is the tone from both sides of the fence. Anwar & other opposition leaders have been quitely confident even though the mass media has painted them as liars & fer not respecting the recent electoral mandate. You get the feeling that something is going to happen just from the cool demeanour of these guys.

Contrast this with the repeated pressing of the panic button by Barisan Najis. You can sense the party is in its death throes & is clutching at straws to stay alive. From a fooking COMPULSORY trip fer their MPs to Oz to hastily arranged press conferences stating that Sabah MPs are loyal to the cause.

Could this really be happening? Never in me wildest dreams did me ever think me would see the day that BN fall. It hasn't happened yet & may not still. But just to see BN fooking shit themselves is worthwhile enough . . .

ps: Fer those of you who care enough but missed out on the last GE, time is running out fer you to be registered in time fer a possible snaps at the end of the year! Time to get mobilised people!

pps: Look forward to reading any other rumours you may have heard as well as yer thoughts on what may happen this time next week. A new govt? Martial law? Or same old, same old BN crap?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Carte Fooking Blanch

Be afraid people, be very afraid. The Barisan Najis regime has seen fit to introduce yet another draconian piece of legislation that seeks to further impinge our civil liberties.

The DNA Bill is NOT just about Anwar Ibrahim. It is about all of us & the prospect of living in a fooking police state (if we already aren't). You think me is being a fooking drama queen? Have a look at the article below & tell me what you think.

The right to "use all means necessary" in extracting yer fooking DNA sample? Can be used anytime anywhere in whatever investigations? No provision fer the disposal of DNA sample?!!!? Fooking hell, if these clauses don't make you brown yer fooking underwear, me don't know what will.

In short, the fooking cops will have carte fooking blanch to do whatever the fook they please as they will have the power to nail virtually any crime they want on YER fooking ass!

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — A controversy is brewing over a seemingly rushed parliamentary Bill that gives enormous powers to Malaysian police and the home minister over the use of a person’s DNA in criminal offences.

The Bill was passed in principle last Thursday after opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim staged a walkout of opposition lawmakers to protest Home Minister Datuk Syed Hamid Albar’s refusal to refer the Bill to a select committee for further evaluation. But the disquiet was evident: some Barisan Nasional lawmakers also expressed their anxiety over the legislation's sweeping reach.

For Anwar, 61, the Bill must seem to be a slowly unfolding horror personally directed against him. The former deputy prime minister is facing charges that he sodomised a former aide in a case that will be mentioned later this week but has refused to give the police a fresh DNA sample. But the Bill would make it mandatory for suspects to provide DNA samples on pain of a jail term.

Although he refused to refer the Bill to a select committee, Syed Hamid assured opposition lawmakers that the police would never misuse their powers and promised to resign if they ever did. “There is no political motive,” he later told reporters. “I think it's ridiculous that the opposition looks at everything as having a political motive.”

But critics say that the Bill seemed draconian. They note, for instance, that the legislation empowers a senior policeman to be the head of the forensic DNA databank. They maintain that an independent body, and not the police which have a vested interest in convicting suspects, should handle collection, storage and testing of specimens.

Another clause in the Bill allows a policeman to “use all means necessary” when taking non-intimate DNA samples (saliva or hair samples, for instance) from a suspect. “What does ‘all means necessary’ mean in the case of a suspect who is in police custody?” asks Michael Kumar Devaraj, a medical doctor and an opposition lawmaker from Perak state.

But what frightens people most is a section saying that “notwithstanding any written law to the contrary, any information from the DNA databank shall be admissible as conclusive proof of the DNA identification in any proceedings in any court”.

Lawyers say that it seems to suggest that a suspect cannot ask for an independent review of the DNA evidence, meaning that the DNA databank's opinion cannot be reviewed in any way by a court of law.

Finally, the legislation provides complete immunity for the minister or any DNA databank personnel for any acts of commission or omission by the person “in good faith”. The critics note that there is no mention of how leftover samples are to be disposed, implying that suspects could possibly be framed for other crimes.

“DNA testing is too powerful a tool to be placed solely in the hands of a police force that has shown bias against political opponents in the past,” says Dr Kumar. “Make no mistake, this is a bad law with very serious implications.”

ps: To all those who still think its not neccesary to be registered/vote as its just fooking politics, here's something else fer you to mull on. Or do you still think this does NOT fooking concern you?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Of Hindu Festivals & Broken Promises

To all me Hindu brothers & sisters, here's wishing you all a very Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi! May you & yer family receive the blessings of Lord Ganesha.

In light of this Hindu festival, might me just take the time to urge you to read the article below (from the Malaysian Insider). Yet more broken promises by the BN administration. Why they persist in making life difficult fer us on issues such as this is just beyond me. This kind of racial/religious chauvinism is what is costing them votes. Pakatan Rakyat, please take note. Do NOT REPEAT this kinda mistakes . . .

Ban on foreign Hindu priests and temple workers still in place despite govt promise
By Debra Chong

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 – More than three months down the road and with the government's promise to lift the ban on foreign Hindu priests and temple workers unfulfilled, the Malaysian Hindu Sangam is more than a little upset.

Its president, Datuk A. Vaithilingam yesterday issued a statement to the media to highlight what it considers a crisis of faith for the Hindu community in the country due to the lack of experienced priests and temple musicians.

"In April, it was announced that the government will lift the ban, but until today nothing has been done. That's why I made the statement," Vaithilingam told The Malaysian Insider when contacted over the phone.

He explained that he had bumped into the prime minister and the Minister of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage, Datuk Shafie Apdal, at a pre-Independence Day muhibbah function in the city last Saturday, and reminded them that the ban was still in place.

Abdullah responded that he would get the Home Minister to look into the issue by Wednesday.

"I presume he meant the Wednesday Cabinet meeting," Vaithilingam sniffed.

Referring to his press statement, Vaithilingam pointed out that the government had dragged out the issue for far too long.

Despite the dearth of experienced locals to do the job, Abdullah's Cabinet had imposed a blanket ban on all Hindu priests and temple workers from India last December, which took almost immediate effect – all applications were rejected in January this year.

Following the Hindu Sangam's pleas, the Cabinet appeared to have lifted the order in April.

"In May 2008, the Minister for National Unity said that the matter had been resolved. In releases to the press in July 2008, the Human Resources Minister was quoted as saying that priests and temple musicians would be given three-year work permits," the press statement explained.

However, it also noted that on July 17, a represenative of the Internal Security Ministry at a meeting of the Inter Religious Committee of the National Unity Advisory Panel made an instructive comment.

"It appears that there is a perception that the Hindraf movement was supported by foreign priests! As President of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam, I was present at that meeting and corrected this misconception. As I will explain later, Hindu temple priests are too

busy in their work to be able to take part in any political activity."

Vaithilingam had thought he had hammered home the point to the prime minister in his keynote address at the 25th anniversary dinner of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) on Aug 6.

Judging from the prime minister's reply last Saturday, Vaithilingam had thought wrong.

Asked if he did not think he was being inordinately hasty in publicly rebuking the government one day ahead of Abdullah's Wednesday deadline, Vaithilingam said: "I don't know.

The ball is in the prime minister's court."

ps: Would like to hear from you on what can be done to circumvent this problem.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Rich club, poor club . . .

Money, get away.
Get a good job with good pay and you're okay.
Money, its a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I'll buy me a football team.

Money, get back.
I'm all right jack keep your hands off of my stack.
Money, it's a hit.
Dont give me that do goody good bullshit.
I'm in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a lear jet.

Money, it's a crime.
Share it fairly but dont take a slice of my pie.
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today.
But if you ask for a raise its no surprise that they're
Giving none away.
"Money" from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Me is still fooking reeling from the news that Man City is in line to become the next Chelsea. And whilst me will not begrudge the long-suffering City fans their moment in the sun, it pains me that me beloved club looks like its gonna get left behind in the money game. No thanx to the two fooking Yanks & to David Moores & Rick Parry fer selling us out . . . sigh . . .

While City's (probable) rise will shake up the footballing heirachy, me is afraid that we are just a couple of steps from doing a fooking Newcastle . . . or better yet . . . LEEDS!

Anyway, here's the vid to that Floyd classic. Enjoy . . .

Fooking Seismic Shifts!

Talk about seismic fooking shifts. Awoke this morning to the fooking incredible news that City . . . That's rite Man Fooking City has signed Robinho fer a British record of 34 million quid!!! With new owners Abu Dhabi United flexing their muscles, it has left even Roman Abromovich looking like the proverbial poof at the beach who has had sand kicked in his face.

Meanwhile on Merseyside, Rafa's answer to our left midfield conundrum is to sign a former City reject Albert Reira (sorry, Albert who?) fer an undisclosed fee. Furthermore, the proposed take over by Dubai Investment Group looks dead in the water with them fooking Yanks determined to swindle as much as they possibly can from their "franchise".

Fooked. Well . . . and . . . truly . . . fooked is what us Kopites are.

Me early predictions that we may miss out on a Champion's League spot is now given that much more credence.

ps: More fooking "good" news. Stevie G & El Nino will be missing from the line up against the mancs on Sep13 while the visitors will give new 30m pound signing Berbatov his debut. Whooopeee!