Thursday, June 28, 2007

RM 10K!!!

This bill is the phone bill of Malaysia Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato' Seri Rafidah binti Aziz. Through the bill, the minister currently owing Telekom Malaysia RM 10,291.17 since 2005. Until now, Telekom Malaysia didn't take any action against her.

As conclusion, as long you are a big figure in Malaysia, you don't need to pay for your bill.


vesewe said...

Remember Raja Petra said: More than 90% of malays were actually non-Muslims, because they don't follow the teaching of Islam.

Can a true Muslim prohibit another Muslim to build a mosque? Any part of koran said to build a mosque for the Chinese Muslims is haram? Another Malaysia Boleh one story yah?

I firmly believe, when I die and go to hell, I will meet many "Malaysian Muslims" there, all the munafik who used Islam not for them to be closer to God, but for their idiotic, selfish and vicious self-interest.

More classic examples of half-past-six mentalities displayed by the present so-called leaders, ministers, and worst of all politicians (monkey-brain), bad for the nation but good for those who knows how to take advantage of their stupidity.

Religion alone can never help us to become more clever and smart, especially with the present attitude and style of the malays, who are going backwards more and more, and heading for the caves and jungles in time to come.

In Malaysia the constitution is not the supreme document in law. It has been so trampled by the Umno gangsters; it has come to a point where these gangsters are a law unto themselves. To them the constitution is respected when it suits their intents and toilet paper when it does not.

Mob rule is tolerated by the police when it is an Umno orchestrated mob. Non-Umno gatherings are an inconvenience and clobbered to pulp.

Malaysia is dead as a nation. They are dying to call this land Tanah Melayu so we might as well let them destroyed it. It is no loss to the non-malays since they are treated as pendatang anyway.

Let these gangsters plunder and rob their own kind. They are notorious for inbreeding in any case. They would probably enjoy devouring their own kind too. Crooks and hypocrites at the helm will never grow a nation. Only chaos and disaster beckon.

I wish it were different, but I have long since decided they deserve what they get. No point in banging my head against the wall.

tim said...

In Malaysia, the Chinese are suppress. Yes, I think so too. Is not so much a matter, whether the rich Chinese entrepreneur made it, but is about our rights as a Malaysian citizen!

As a Malaysian citizen, don't you think that we have the rights to affordable education like anyone else in the world? As a Malaysian citizen, don't you think that we have the rights to assemble, protect our religion and voice our expression?

I can almost guarantee you that the Umno malays treat the Europeans and Japanese better that their own Malaysian Chinese.

Don't the Umno government realize that there are many more Chinese entrepreneurs who didn't made it! There are many who still live below poverty line with no education.

If you attend some of the Umno division meetings or Umno Youth meetings, the amount of Chinese bashing in the meeting is unbelievable.

But if the non-malays were to hold a meeting talking about non-malays rights such as citizen rights or religious rights, immediately Umno brand the non-malays as causing racial and religious tension.

If the malays can't treat their own citizens fairly, how much respect do you think they will earn from the international community!

Obviously some leaders like Mahathir, don't give a shit what international community think of Malaysians, until he needs money or trade, then he will start to bribe.

Robert Kuok, so called richest Malaysian has set up his head office in Hong Kong more than 20 years ago because he knew that he will never be able to expand his business had he continued in Malaysia.

Krishnan, spend most of his time in London. The richest Malaysians now are the AP kings and they are still growing. The malays already control 45% of the KLSE and had it counters like Carsberg, Genting, Guiness, Magnum, Toto, their market share is probably 55%.

Can we publish the names and identify all the nominees and settle the issue once and for all! The people who are suffering are all the poor irrelevant of race.

The malays have been so selfish. Chinese, Indians……….leave Malaysia if you don't like it here that is what malays always say. Malays have to see the fact that they are also pendatang from Indonesia. Even Pakistanis with PR enjoy privileges like malays.

The Orang Asli have been always marginalised. Their option is convert to Islam to live like others. The malays have set in their mind Malaysia and everything belong to them.

Even Indonesia doesn't have such racist category. Nowhere else in the world have bumi/non-bumi double standards citizenship. So what Lee Kuan Yew say is right.

You somebody miss the point here. You always look at the successful Chinese entrepreneur but you didn't look at those non-successful one.

As for the malays, you don't have to fight it out with other competitors. All you need is to join Umno and you will get government project. That in fact is the biggest corruption. The malays are usually the biggest corruptors in most government business.

Let us just say, all Chinese become Muslims. There will still be difference between Chinese and malays. I can still guarantee you that the Chinese will still be more successful, because we don't sit under the coconut tree and hoping for coconut to fall. (As how the late Tunku Abdul Rahman describes the malays.)

Let me tell you, the Japanese, Koreans are also corrupt. But they are still more successful. Corruption is not the major hindrance of the progress for the race. It is the race's self determination and initiative that decide the race progress.

NEP is the biggest legalise corruption practice ever establish in world history. Umno, in the name of malays protector, uses NEP to enrich their families and their friends.

If you are not one of them, malay dude, I pity you. But if you are a smart malay, you should be like Japanese.

Malays have dominated the police, army, government ministry, government projects and KLSE big capital companies. What else do you want? Bungalow house, Mercedes Bens and maybe a printing money machine.

coolooc said...

Yes, which Islamic country in the world today is strong in science technology, R&D, literature, etc?

The answer is a big NONE!

Drop Islam and malays would be a better race!

San said...

Racial polarisation in the country is not caused by the country's vernacular school system but more by the government political, education and economic discriminative policies, an educationist said today.

The prime minister and all the Umno ministers will never admit that polarisation arises more out of the race-based policies and privileges one race gets over another.

Similarly, there are other areas of our daily lives where terminologies used have made us view certain practices as privileges rather than sacrifices. For instance, the bumi discount for houses.

The total sale value to the developer is still the same. It is just that the non-malay buyer is likely to be required to pay for some of the discount given to the malays.

But the longer the NEP policies continue and the greater the vehemence with which Umno politicians issue threats, terminologies will change and more people will talk about these practices or policies in words that may not sound as pleasing to the ears of the beneficiaries.

Obviously, at that point we shall probably see a new round of discriminations and disagreements. Unfortunately, as long as only weak people take on leadership roles within Umno, threats will continue, NEP policies will be sustained and corruption will prevail.

That unfortunately is the legacy we have as Malaysians.

The basic building blocks of unity, whether you are uniting different ethnic groups in a country or trying to re-engineer a corporation of differing cultural values, are the same.

The principal parties have to be treated as equals - nor special privileges no favours that would favour one group over another. Any privilege that is given should be given to all on the same basis - for example, special privilege given to the financially poor regardless of race or ethnic origin.

It is only on this equitable footing that you can foster true nationalism and build lasting unity, since each component group will have the same stake in the nation and has equal likelihood in reaping the rewards or suffering the consequences.

My recommendation to the government, not simply as a businessman but also based on pragmatism, is not to waste any more taxpayer ringgit on nationalism programmes until it has established the pre-conditions for its success.

What is sad is that, after almost five decades of independence, we have been unable in Malaysia, to bring globally-vision leaders to the forefront - leaders who can see beyond racial boundaries to recognise the immense sociological and economic potential that can benefit all Malaysians.

reek said...

We live in a little make believe cocoon called Malaysia and the threat of globalisation is going to destroy all our companies, GLCs and private, who insist on doing business as usual. MAS and Proton have already felt the heat. Telekom Malaysia (TM) is another government privatised company which still functions very much like a government department.

I applied for the Streamyx broadband Internet service in last December. I was told to call a 1300 number for activation. After doing that, I was supposed to be able to enjoy broadband Internet speeds. However, after three days there was no DSL light which means that my line has not been hooked up.

Telekom claimed to have checked the 'jumpering' and said there was nothing wrong. Two installers have come and said there is nothing they can do because the problem is with Telekom.

Then as if that was not bad enough, I was billed RM88 for two months of broadband access which I have not even got. Somehow there seems to be little communication between the departments. What a mess!

All it takes is for TM to check the jumpering, go to my house to verify its working and if not go back to the jumpering again and repeat that until the customer is satisfied. What is lacking is a service mentality.

If Telekom Malaysia is truly profit-driven in a competitive environment, it will realise that an unhappy customer will be someone else's customer very soon. If there was an alternative out there, I would have switched immediately.

Close shop or wake up. The Malaysia market is an Utopia but the world out there won't react so kindly.

samp said...

Too much has been said.

When I actually make that giant leap, I make it solely for the future of my family. If you look at it from an economic point of view, I will lose more than half of my accumulated wealth.

Emigrating is simply a decision that I make within my family and has nothing to do with the guy next door. Call it selfish or whatever, but all I can say is that it is none of anyone's business. I am the one leaving behind the bad and good times, family and friends, my social circle, and the people and things I love.

If I had millions of surplus cash like many of our 'politicians', I might put it in a briefcase and just walk into another country and buy properties and live a good life. It might then be a decision that needs not much thinking about at all.

You see, I am not leaving my country, but leaving behind a system that does not present a fair future for my generation. It is a pity that my kids will not have the opportunity to grow up with their cousins and the older generation.

They will lose a very big part of our tradition, but I am hoping that they will grow up to be good human beings, able to do whatever they please with their future.

There is so much out there for everyone, but it is a pity that the lords and masters of our country are trying to limit the capabilities of our children. From where I stand, we are moving from becoming a developed nation to a backward nation in terms of intellectual ability.

See what is happening to our universities, as they churn out youngsters into a workforce that does not view them as valuable resources. This is due to the many limitations (government propaganda, quota, syllabus, etc) within the system that disallows young minds to be competitive and independent in the world market.

Everybody knows it, but no one dares speak out. This itself is creating a very subversive culture which will only damage the country in the long run.

Perhaps one day things will change, but I do not see it in the near future and am not willing to bet my family's future on it. Yes, I am looking for a better life, but not necessarily a wealthier life. When my kids become adults, where they choose to live, will be their decision.

The grass may not be greener on the other side, but you never, never know if you never, never go!

ruyom said...

I am not aware that malay race is the cause of so much problems in this country until I came across to this. I would like to congratulate for their endless effort to tell the world that Malaysia will be better off if the malays are not in the administration, the business, the politics or in the sport.

Many see the failure of government-linked companies (GLCs) as reflecting bumis aptitude and competence for commerce, conveniently for getting the similar dismal fate of such corporations in China and India.

Nonetheless, those ugly racist perceptions persist. I would have thought that should have motivated those currently running GLCs to excel.

After 22 years at the helm, Mahathir admitted that he failed in his attempt to change the mindset of the malays and hence failed too, to wean the malays off the NEP.

In fact, they have become over-dependant on it. Now it is going to extend to year 2020. Take it from me, even if it is a bet, the situation of the malays would be even worse then.

I am telling out of sincerity. It is an acknowledged fact that the poor malays have lost out to the elite malays, and rich corporate malay dynasties have been created which will see to it that the NEP is here to stay forever.

The tastes of life and comfort, not to mention the greed, have all but destroyed the essence and spirit of the NEP.

Malaysia bills itself as a model of peaceful multiculturalism, but despite nearly half a century of nationhood, the races that make up its population have never been further apart.

Separate social lives, separate schools, separate friends - Malaysia marks 49 years of independence but many citizens lament the lack of ties between majority malays, and the Chinese and the Indians living alongside them.

When the NEP was initiated, it made much sense. Reversing the consequence of the British's divide and rule policy needed to do.

But it had one serious flaw, it defined poverty and other socio-economic ailments on racial terms, i.e. all malays are poor etc.

Whether the move was intentional or not, is an academic question. But it resulted in Malaysia slowly evolving into a racist state where one's skin color dictated much of one's fortune in life.

Eventually, the NEP's noble aims were debased to such as an extent that even a simple admission and promotion exercise within the civil service were dictated by narrow racial considerations.

It has resulted in degradation in quality, best exemplified by University Malaya embarrassing crowing of its position as top 200 universities in the world. The award of ISO standard is made the yardstick for quality; embarrassing and laughable but that is how low we have sunk.

There will be incompetent malays and non-malay. Just like there will always be competent malays and non-malays.

If the government wants to increase the participation of the malays in the corporate sector, they should encourage the private sector to build goodwill by hiring more malays and give them a chance to prove themselves.

Once it is made voluntary, people will respond. Not all will respond, but many will respond and they will do so willingly and without bitterness. Putting in place quotas and racists policies is not going to build goodwill in the non-malay community.

And the slide will continue as long as racism pervades every sphere of the Malaysian life. Someday must the folly of all these will be realised and remedial actions will be taken.

aston said...

UMNO = Untuk Makan Nasi Orang

This is a new generation of lazy malays who evolved from their lazy ancestors. Not surprising la! Wait for the next generation of lazy malays on the future with better parasitic economic policies.

kok said...

Unfortunately the prime minister of the last 22 years, Dr Mahathir, has mixed politics into every aspect of our civil life. The privatisation of public utilities and transports, the management of Proton, Petronas, Malaysian Airlines, banks and the Renong have all been influenced by Malaysia politics.

As a result we, the people in the last 22 years have inherited a rotten education system with more than 60 percent of ethnic Chinese in Chinese-type schools and a substantial number of malays in Sekolah Agama Rakyat or private Islamic-type schools.

A system where one group is taxed for the benefit of another group will only work if the taxpayers feel that the tax beneficiaries are selected on the basis of economic need, nothing else. As a proud taxpayer, I know that taxation is necessary for the maintenance of the social contract.

The poor in Malaysia must be served but I am sure all taxpayers feel that this should be done in a manner which is blind to religion, gender, ethnicity and age.

Our government is filled with people who do not fundamentally understand the forces of free market and capitalism and the economics. They think they do, but they don't.

Many of them have grown rich under the NEP which they think has not hurt anyone and hence they think that open competition, market force and free market is something that can be tamed.

For those that come from a poor background, the situation seems almost impossible as their rich neighbours only seem to keep on being rich. This is because the rich are always fewer in number while the poor are many.

The Malaysia problem is that rich do become richer. And because of the political system, the players are the same.

Out of control - this is all I can say about any type of enforcement and the level of corruption in Malaysia. No idea what Pak Lah has done in his first year in office but judging from the ground, I guess nothing much.

There is still concentration of power in the prime minister's position, a practice inherited from Dr Mahathir.

There is still a lack of urgency and political will to tackle corruption. Many cases involving politicians are still pending while new cases do not seem to get the attention of the Anti-Corruption Agency for reasons best known to them.

The law enforcement which was once among the best of Southeast Asia is now reportedly the most corrupt government agency in Malaysia. The judiciary, once also respected in the world and the region is now not a respected place where Malaysians can find justice.

And just like his predecessor, he is not living up to his slogan. In fact as home minister, he is not such a nice guy after all.

fargoman said...

Yes, it is good that China will one day become a superpower and I am very proud of it too - as a Chinese. That goes too for India and I am glad it too will become a superpower.

By the way, don't be a katak, many businessmen friends I have are already having trading relationships with China, Singapore etc. Most with China, it is good money there if one is careful and knows the opportunities.

We don't have to return there, we can go anywhere. Today is global you know. We return here for rest and visit friends.

Most make their money and keep outside the country - you know la to help the NEP. Not to have too much money in Malaysia to be counted as non-malay assets. Otherwise how can malays catch up with thousands of overseas Malaysian Chinese earning millions!

Mind you, many of those top graders who are working overseas are earning many times more! My own niece is making in the region of 100000 pound sterling per year at the age of only 30!

Actually Malaysian pay is very low compared to the West just like Indonesian pay is very much lower than Malaysian. So the lucky ones are enjoying their fruits of their labour.

It is ok, we are helping to ensure NEP a success by decrease our percentage of wealth.

GenesisCEO said...

ya i agree with u