1) Goodbye Ah Meng, you have been in the pain in the ass. For more than 8 years.
2) Hello Soi Lek, a doctor bossing the doctors. That's more like it. (but people say he's a gangster...but then again, MCA=gangster party. Remember Jackie Chan.
3) Badawi, is not as hebat as we hoped him to be. Takut Samy marah, takut MITI tarak Rafidah tak boleh, takut Gerakan marah..this and that.... so we have expired medicine like Lim Kheng Yaik, Samy Vellu, and dirty people like Rafidah, Nazri.
Let's hope he did not eventually become like Mahathir - pro-rasuah, overobsessed with "big mandate".
Essence: This is a chronic national disease in which Malaysia is synonymous to the ruling coalition, Barisan Nasional.
Clinical features/Diagnostic criteria:
1) The election commission is biased
2) When the opposition parties have 0-experience in administration because of obliteration of
opportunities and expansion by the current ruling party, and by the local circumstances.
3) When the ruling party is becoming a giant in funds and power, while the opposition only lives on ideologies, patriotic motivation and fire-under-their bellies to continue the struggle
4) When the RAHMAN theory is oversubscribed
5) When opposing the government is seen as rebellious, unpatriotic
6) When local television and mainstream papers are actually BN trumpets-in-disguise
7) When people like Samy Vellu can still win elections
Disease confirmed if 4 out of 6 criteria are satisfied
1) One-party state
3) NO separation of the power of judiciary, legislative and executives.
4) The PM is king, and the king a stamp, and the parliament a resthouse for siesta.
1) Malaysians to wake up from pasar-mentality
2) Formation of a new opposition party, minus the trivial issues
3) The media to give a fair chance to all political parties
Sudah 2 hari, tapi masih hangat lagi. Kecoh lagi. SPR tidak faham-faham lagi. Laporan polis dibuat, tindakan guaman akan dibuat, demonstrasi dibuat dan tuduhan
dilemparkan sana-sini. Badawi dan BN menang besar, tetapi adakah kemenangannya dicapai dengan bergaya dan berfesyen?
Tentulah tidak, kerana kontroversi, kira-semula, kecoh, dan bermacam-macam sejak pembuangan undi bermula pada Ahad lalu.
1) ada pihak yang cuba bermain tipu ataupun pekerja SPR memang bodoh
2) SPR masih tidak cekap dan telus walaupun telah banyak kali mengendalikan pilihanraya
3) Sikap menyebarkan khabar angin suatu kegemaran dan kebiasaan semasa pilihanraya – banyak keputusan tidak rasmi dan dakwaan pengundi hantu telah menyebabkan pilhanraya kali ini penuh kekeliruan. Sikap ini termasuklah media massa ‘mainstream’ yang ghairah mengumumkan keputusan yang masih belum disahkah.
4) Secara kesuluruhannya, tahap pemikiran kita masih rendah,lemah dan bertaraf dunia ketiga.
Ada baiknya jika yang kalah itu menerima kenyataan keputusan rasmi SPR. Lebih senang daripada melayan kemungkinan berlakunya penipuan dan konspirasi. Lagipun, pada pendapat saya, mereka yang menang kurang daripada 500 undi tidak semestinya mendapat mandat benar daripada penduduk kawasan mereka.
Pada masa sekarang, tentulah yang terpilh itu sibuk bersiap-sedia untuk angkat sumpah. Dalam kesibukan dan keghairahan itu, harap-haraplah mereka mengamati setiap ayat yang dilafazkan mereka terhadap sultan. Janji kosong dari semua parti politik memang berleluasa.
Selain itu, kita juga perlu keluar daripada fikiran salah mengenai peranan wakil rakyat dan ADUN. MB Melaka bercakap bahawa mereka sudah lama mahu menawan kerusi Kota Melaka daripada DAP, dan akhirnya, cakap beliau, kerajaan negeri boleh membangunkan Kota Melaka. Alahai, apakah teori ini betul ataupun busuk dengan penipuan? Adakah selama ini kerajaan Melaka sengaja tidak mahu membangunkan Kota Melaka ataupun selama ini Kerk Kim Hock sengaja menghalang mereka daripada membawa pembangunan? Apakah ini bermakna Taiping yang dimenangi BN akan maju lebih cepat daripada Ipoh yang menjadi kubu baru DAP?
Kita perlu faham bahawa tanggungjawab membangun dan merancang pembangunan terletak pada kerajaan pusat, negeri, dan tempatan. Banyak kawasan di Wilayah Persekutuan adalah kepunyaan DAP, tetapi apakah ini bermaksud DAP dapat menentukan dasar pembangunan kawasan ini? Tentulah over mahathir’s dead body.
Peranan wakil rakyat adalah memastikan hak rakyat dan suara rakyat terjaga. Jika sesuatu kawasan itu diketepikan daripada pembangunan, wakil rakyat bertanggungjawab mengetengahkan perkara ini. Jika ini dilakukan tetapi kerajaan tidak mahu melayan, maka yang patut dikritik adalah kerajaan. Wakil rakyat patut memikul peranan yang lebih sofistikated dan relevan, bukan menjaga kebersihan longkang-longkang di kawasan mereka.
Sebenarnya, banyak lagi mitos-mitos dan cerita dongeng pasal pilihanraya dan tanggungjawab kerajaan yang masih belum dikikiskan lagi. Ramai lagi yang jahil mengenai hak mereka. Antara mitos-mitos yang biasa kita dengar adalah:-
1) pekerja perkhidmatan awam seperti guru, doktor, askar, mesti mengundi parti kerajaan, nanti kena buang
2) Parti pembangkang adalah halangan kepada pembangunan dan ketenteraman
3) Kalau saya undi pembangkang, saya ini tidak patriotik
Nampaknya, masih banyak lagi yang perlu dilakukan untuk membawa enlightenment kepada golongan pengundi ini. 4 tahun lebih dari sekarang, kita akan menghadapi pilihanraya sekali lagi, harap-harap SPR dan parti-parti politik mula bekerja sekarang juga untuk membetulkan kesilapan dan meningkatkan mutu demokrasi dan pengetahuan para-pengundi.
Tidak lama lagi, keputusan permohonan ke IPTA akan diumumkan oleh Prof. Hassan. Tauke berharap tiada lagi perkara ganjil dan kontroversial berlaku daripada pihak beliau. Harap-harap yang mendapat kursus itu adalah berdasarkan kemampuan akademik mereka, mengikut sistem meritokrasi seperti yang dijanjikan. Namun jika berlakunya penyelewengan, saya berharap wakil-wakil rakyat daripada BN akan keluar bersuara membela kepentingan rakyat mereka. Jangan jadi macam Ling Liong Sik dan Lim Keng Yaik yang diam sahaja pada tahun lepas.
Tauke juga berharap menteri-menteri yang dilantik adalah bersikap professional, adil dan bersih. Kita tidak perlukan yang bodoh seperti Samy Vellu dan berlagak seperti Chua Jui Meng. Jika barisan kabinet baru adalah termasuk Rafidah dan lain yang makan rasuah, maka terbuktilah Badawi cakap kosong sahaja dan sebenarnya pro-rasuah seperti Mahathir. Oleh itu, adalah penting bagi Badawi untuk berani, ikhlas dan dashyat dalam perlaksanaan manifestonya.
1) That Ipoh folks are generally political conscious- the turnout is good, everyone is talking about voting, young ones, old ones. After that, many took a late evening walk to Kit Siang's operation centre or Indera Mulia stadium to tune in to the latest results.
2) That unofficial results cannot be trusted. We heard unofficial news that DAP defeated Kayveas in Taiping, and Keng Yaik lost in Bruas. What excellent news but later the papers tomorrow showed otherwise. Celebrated for nothing!
3) Heard that BN has taken Kelantan as well. But suddenly, the recount today decided that PAS is still in control. Sigh sigh...
4) That we can never know for sure your political inclinations. Many colleagues here are PAS supporters who are dumbfounded by the election outcome.
5) While SPR generally screwed up, I have no complains about my polling station - Min Tet school, Falim. The whole process was smooth, and swift.
6) I voted for 2 ladies on my first voting experience. Wow!
Post election wish:-
1) Badawi will keep his word about fighting corruption, starting with confirmed big fishes like Rafidah.
2) DAP will not rest on its new laurels, but set to repay Kinta Valley folks' trust.
3) Lim Kit Siang will learn some Cantonese.
4) That BN will not try to buy some PAS ADUNS to form the government. This kind of style is almost like corruption.
5) That the BN government will not take the big mandate for granted, and start the all the hanky-panky again during Mahathir's administration.
1) Samy Vellu did not lose, but won by such a disgraceful large majority.
2) Lim Keng Yaik did not lose.
3) Najib Razak did not lose, but won by an unbelievable big margin, more than 22000 votes. Mana boleh, military votes?
4) That Khir Toyo is still the Selangor MB.
5) Kerk Kim Hock lost in Kota Melaka.
6) Chua Jui Meng won big in Bakri.
7) Najib did not lose.
8) The confirmed corrupt candidates like Rafidah was not punished by the voters. Could have saved Badawi's and the ACA's time.
9) Najib did not lose.
10) Najib is still the DPM. With his stupid wife appearing here and there, unabashedly.
1) Dr. Lee Boon Chye lost big time in Gopeng. He should spend his time re-learning medicine and cardiology, instead of playing politics.
2) DAP won big in Kinta Valley.
3) Badawi did well, much better than Mahathir, in fact. Congratulations to him.
4) Political Islam is soundly beaten this time around. But we can never say good bye to extremism. Just take, it is now back to underground level.
5) That all of us really have a freedom to vote, regardless if you are a civil servant, a local undergraduate, or anything like that. The victory in Batu Gajah and Ipoh Timor proves it.
Did I tell you all that my father is not voting this time around? I was the one who made him walk with me to SKJC Min Tet on polling day in 1999.
This time, I think 20 elephants can't make him.
But he got a point - not even one candidate appeals to him. When he has no choice, what can he choose?
At least, there is this Fong Po Kuan, an ex-ACS sixth former, a lawyer who made it through UIA, a tried and tested MP who dares to speak up, even if it means getting banned.
Well, I do not know her in person, but the reputation is kinda impressive. While my dad may not appreciate these, I think Ms. Fong is one of the few candidates worth voting for. Many politicians in the Malaysian scenario have little to be impressed about.
There is this another ex-ACS Ipoh boy who is now famous thanks to a challenge from a DAP big shot. He cannot even speak proper Malay and English despite being educated in the good old missionary school. I wonder what he can do in the Parliament. Lick the government leaders' boots? A certain Chinese party has lots of politicians of such material -
nama saja ada,
STAR and Nanyang tolong publisiti,
tapi dalam hati otak, tidak berisi.
if Shahrizat and Nik Aziz’s thinks that socialism or for that matter communism are really that BAD, tell the world then how could China, being the biggest socialist country in the world did so well to be :-
(i) A responsible permanent member of the UN and nuclear armed peace keeper for decades,
(ii) Currently the fastest growing world super economic power and
(iii) able to launch her own rockets, to orbit the planet Earth recently.
In this GE, I think it is time for us Malaysians to do some serious deep thinking and reflect on who we are and what we lack. May be sending in more rockets to the Parliment is not a BAD thing after all. Glad to note that DAP is a full member of the SI.
tauke says:- Someone responded to my comment that Keadilan has no agenda in this election, by saying that DAP has no agenda too. Hmm,... I stopped to think. And then this niuku reader helped me answer - perhaps DAP has a socialist agenda. One that takes out the capitalist shit kind of patronage on the pasar people of Malaysia.
Some disclaimer though:- i) The taukes here are not staunch DAP members or even die-hard supporters. We are young 'radical' people who believe Malaysia could have been so much better, and one should not be contented with all the things that the BN government is doing, and turn a blind eye to what they are supposed to do but did not do.
ii) In addition, the taukes here also feels DAP is not a strong party, unfortunately, that is credible enough to challenge the BN properly and decently. Maybe we should set up Parti Ayam
before I study about meningitis for the 7th time, and still clueless about it.
1) Prof. Y just told us in the lecture that UM has dropped further in ratings, and UPM is 4 rungs higher. Kind of surprising, that UM is not lower than USM and UKM too. But then again, that was the whole university kind of evaluation. I wonder where UM stand if we are to do a medical school rating. Not even No.3 ?
2) Attended the Paeds clinics today. We realised there was so much things forgotten and our second year spent wastefully. 2 more years to graduation, are we pulling up our socks yet. It's always 'embarrassing' to bear the UM student tag when you do not feel competent at all. Are we the reason for the downtrends of UM standards? Or are we the products of poor standard teaching methodology? Or are we just being paranoid?
3) Anyway, there are a number of Paeds MOs here in Klang who graduated from USM that kind of impressed me. They are willing to teach, and their knowledge is good. This shows that their system works. Still doubting the NIC, though.
4) But then again, if we combine the likes of Lee Chee Hoong, Sia Kian Joo, Pang Hoong Chee, Pravin, Poong, Siew Kiang, Peng Peng - and put them in an elite group, specially trained for advanced medicine, UM still can produce some bigshots in medicine next time.
5) And by the way, Happy Birthday Emma! With the kind of mood and schedules now, birthdays are easily forgotten or ignored. So sorry, yeah!! Hope you have a nice one this year.
6) H.Influenza or L.monocytogenes is more common over here as the aet. agent of meningitis of newborn?
A few things I have to say before I mind my own business and study my Paeds:-
1) The current SPR webpage where last-minute people wants to find out if they are registered voters IS DOWN. I think it is rather unfortunate, or shameful for that to happen.
2) The advertisements by the RICH RULING PARTY are everywhere, from the papers to billboards to radio to TV. I would say the ones on TV are rather tasteful. But the ones in the papers that made fun of other parties are rather skewed in its message, and would mislead an ignorant commoner.
Some of the corny lines that I almost muntah darah reading are:-
i) " When we vote for BN, we vote for our children and their future" - comments: this is only true for certain people in the country, who are directly under the 'feeding' line of the govt. Many have to work it out themselves. BN should stop assuming economic and education opportunities as their property. Any government must deliver such things.
ii) "I really value BN's efforts towards greater transparency and efficiency". It shows responsibility and accountability." - comments:-another round of verbal waste. What utter nonsense. What effort is he talking about? The hangat-hangat tahi ayam-show by Badawi and BPR? Maybe that guy who said it should go visit BPR's files and find out how many more BIG fishes that are not caught. So, shut up about transparency about efficiency before you catch all those Rafidah's who are still loose on the street campaigning for votes.
iii) "We hold the people's trust. We must be therefore be trusted" - comment:- Bullshit. We are actually held ransom by the RICH RULING PARTY because there is no alternative. DAP is sadly so weak, it is almost shameful. We need a genuine alternative to the government, to the parliamentary seats. The ultra-malay of UMNO, the Islamism of PAS, the cluelessness of DAP, and the capitalism-pasar style MCA are way too boring.
3) Did you all catch the All-England men's double finals which our pair Ah Fook and Wan Wah miraculously reached. Minutes before the match, I betted with Piow that they will lose, because I do not remember watching a single important match that they won. But they did well in the first round, I was actually cheering for them. But in the end, their over-confidence, followed by immaturity sold them away. They do not have what it takes to be champions.
But then again, what happenned to them represent the general Malaysia. In many things, we seem to getting there, but hey, we are still of pasar mentality. Just like how some people do not even give DAP a chance in the parliament, they still have the pasar mentality - held political ransom by the RICH RULING PARTY.
4) Forget about all the crap manifestos. The way politics and elections go in this country is still very uncultured, unrefined. The purpose, the mission, the reason to contest and to vote seems so yucky now. Now, I am doubting if I should sacrifice a weekend away from the hospital just to vote in Falim.
5) My room mate yesterday seemed to be allergic to a DAP banner in my room. So did my cousin earlier on when I criticised some current mentri besars to him. What happenned to all this young people who lost the vision for a better Malaysia? Are they afraid of kena tangkap ISA or are they blissfully happy with BN?
6) BN does not have all the goods and answer to the MALAYSIA it was supposed to be. Mahathir spoiled some along the way. A bigger majority to BN in the parliament is of no use. What we need is a new, purposeful opposition with a strong presence in the parliament. Sadly, there is no such opposition in the present. I miss the good old days of Dr. Tan Chee Khoon.
Wow! Election fever.........Mr Lim, we welcome you to Ipoh !
A few salient points on nomination day
1) Was fortunate to have Mr. Ooi and Tauke Teong as good travel buddies on my trip back Ipoh for a family event, talking about future plans, Natoru, and of course, the Kinta Valley elections. We are eager to see a rocket change in Kinta Valley. So much so, that we stopped at Lim Kit Siang's operational centre for some posters and T-shirts. Too bad, DAP is too poor to give out some goodies. Sorry, Pang, mission unaccomplished.
2) Was having some light discussion with my father about the Batu Gajah seat in the afternoon. He heard some rumours from the rumour mill of Falim market - that KC Ong has brought in 3000 'soldiers' to ensure victory. One fella even betted that Fong Po Kuan will lose by giving a handicap of 1000 votes.
3) Was having some light discussion with my mother at the kitchen just now, and she told me the current feeling in town is that Lim Kit Siang does not stand a good chance.
4) Now, this is rather unfortunate. Teong and I was rather confident of the rocket influence here in Ipoh, but perhaps, MCA has won quite a substantial amount of hearts, perhaps by their capitalist patronage and lip service. Well, I concede that with DAP representation, there would be not much drastic change or improvement for Ipoh, but at least we have a stronger opposition in the Parliament.
5) Don't they feel it? Lim Kit Siang is badly missed in the Parliament. I am sick of having that PAS fella as the O.L.
6) I know of a famous cardiologist in Ipoh who has very, very poor communication and personal skills. I brought my late grandfather to see him once and I was very dissatisfied. To think of him as Keadilan supreme council member is laughable. And he almost diminish the limited chance of Lim Kit Siang by threatening to contest. Good thing he finally pulled out. What he should do is forget about active politics, and go and brush up his interpersonal skills, and his medicine. Personally, I think Dr. Lim Boon Chye is one of the worst doctor I have ever encountered. The way he take history is by looking at the computer screen.
7) Whatever it is, everyone is entitled to his views. At the end of the day, a peaceful election process must be the concern of everyone. There is this group of Singaporean friends who postponed their trip to Malaysia next weekend to avoid any 'riots'. I think it is rather foolish. Compared to 1999, this is so much less riskier!
8) I wish Badawi success, I wish PAS will lose big time, and DAP win big time!
Come this March 21st, there a few things we can do !
1) To those in Pekan who have the power to HELP our respected PM Badawi to get rid of his deputy whom he actually cannot stand - Let's vote against him, just like how you all nearly did in 1999. Tell him and his wife straight in the face that we do not need them.
2) To those who are voting in whatever seat Khir Toyo is contesting, PLEASE let us have a new Selangor MB. There was this bullshit survey conducted by The Star that Khir Toyo was well-received that is utter crap. Prove the Star survey wrong.
3) Which another crap by The Star today is about Thong Fah Chong, the incumbent MCA candidate for Ipoh Timur which would be challenged by Lim Kit Siang. The article today painted such a nice picture about Mr Thong, and the 'women' behind him. Looks like the work of spin doctors. Extra boost before facing the DAP taiko? I have nothing substantial to praise Mr Lim Kit Siang, but I would prefer a talking-cock DAP man than a fake-English-slang speaking MCA man who could have done more in the past 5 years. The same goes to Ho Cheong Sing. Like what Teong say, let us get the MCA shit out of Ipoh.
4) Najib said that young voters should not influence their parents in their voting choice. What utter crap. Since when we cannot discuss politics even with our own parents. And he actually thinks we have THAT much influence? Quite true, actually, because I remembered my dad followed my advice to vote for Yeong Chee Wah of MCA in 1999. How foolish I was. To go to Klang Valley, to be closer to the heart of administration, to be in an establishment where you can see the impotence of government policies, and the open-wickedness and shameful conship by our ministers and directors, I know better than to vote for some political bullshits hidden behind the white 'dacing'.
LET US get the BN shit out of constituencies they do not belong to. The same goes to the PAS shit.
March 2004 - A Month Full of Events posted by T3ong
1stly - For the first time in my life, I am beginning a new life no longer as a full time student. Currently, it can be officially said that I am unemployed for a week now. Seeking employment is the first major thing that I am somehow "obliged" by nature to do!
2ndly- First time in my life also that I am going to vote for a representative to be placed in the Malaysian Parliament. My one vote doesn't seem to bring about any significant impact but it might bring about changes in the new Malaysian government.
3rdly - First time in my life that I am going to see little Benjamin celebrates his first birthday.
There are more to come! Mr Lim Kit Siang is poised to contest in the Ipoh Timor parliamentary seat. Something great to me! My hope is that, the people in my beloved hometown, Ipoh, especially the Chinese, come out in full force to vote on March 21st.
I am in no level or position to force or to persuade or to convince them to vote for those whom I am supporting (if you know me well, you will definitely know who my vote will go to), but what I have to say is, vote consciously and see for yourself how much Ipoh has developed or progressed under the incumbents and how much unnecessary invaluable "materials" are placed by them in Ipoh, which actually serve no purpose. Perhaps you might need to consult our Civil Engineer Mr Ho Cheong Sing, who was also the MP for Ipoh Barat as to why certain main roads are getting smaller in a way, after many unnecessarily tiled-road dividers are erected.
If you don't understand what I am saying, try to recall the last time you were driving from the Perak Stadium or Fair Park, heading towards the Ipoh Hospital, at the traffic lights in front of the new mosque, and you turn right, don't you think that stupid tiled divider is shrinking the turning point and causing a lot of accidents! As far as I am concerned, at junctions where there are heavy traffics, the roads should be widened and not beautified. Perhaps the civil engineering course Mr Ho took was a bit different, beauty should be always placed above safety.
Mr Ong Ka Chuan, Perak MCA chairman, is contesting in Batu Gajah? He commented (I read through The Star), that he is willing to sacrifice his safe Chenderiang seat, and to contest in a 50-50 chances of winning seat at Batu Gajah (held by our beloved and enthusiastic young lady lawyer Miss Fong), because he wants to bring more development to Kinta Valley. Haha. I grinned as I was reading. Come on, Mr Ong (not me), you are the Perak MCA chairman, if you want to develop Kinta Valley, you could actually done so for the past years. A sad thing is that after so many years only you realise that it is under-developed, and you want to run away from Chenderiang. Anyway, I am really hoping that Miss Fong will come out stronger this time around. My support goes to her.
Meanwhile, I am wondering how things are going to happen at Ipoh Timor? Mr Lim Kit Siang has yet to give the confirmation that he is for sure challenging my fellow schoolmate, Mr Thong Fah Chong. Anyway, it is good that Mr Thong is so confident of retaining his seat but I am just hoping that someone is able to bring him down.
What I hope to see is, the Kinta Valley will see some sort of its own revolutions! Ipoh Barat, Ipoh Timor and Batu Gajah are always deemed as hot seats, seeing straight fights between the DAP and MCA, and the MCA has been in control of the state's capital for two terms, and I am just hoping that my first time voting will see a "rocket" CHANGE in my beloved "Kampung" Ipoh, although from the mentality of the people there, I know to bring a "rocket" change, phew, it is hard.
Finally, the article today on One Voice, StarTwo 4/3/04 about discrimination against the learning disabled in the education system made me think hard. I had been involved in volunteer work with children of this group, but yet, despite my inclination to scream at the government at anything I am not pleased with, I have not thought about this discrimination.
It is true. So far, the budget and the effort by the education and welfare ministries for schooling special children are unfortunately unimpressive and do not reflect one of a caring and informed society.
We spend so much for the normal children, like smart schools, international schools, and whatnots, what about our children who have difficulty learning. They are born in the same tanah air, they are children protected by the same laws and rights, don't they deserve a chance too?
Just because they cannot fit in the kind of schools imagined by our limited education system, they should not be left there to be taken care by a meager welfare budget and a few caring NGOs.
Malaysians should wake up to this. Do not think of more shopping malls in Mutiara Damansara if a simple thing of education and healthcare also tak boleh buat.. At this time of elections, we should make sure those bigmouths do not make stupid and superficial promises. It is time to demand REAL change in our education and healthcare system, which to me, is the pillar of a civilised society, a developed nation - which, I think, Dr M and now AAB wants to achieve.
The Bar Council is on a campaign to end discrimination against the learning disabled in the education system. To support the Bar Council's signature campaign, visit HERE.
IF a doctor can be appointed as HEALTH Minister, then BY ALL MEANS, go and appoint a GENUINE healthcare professional to be the HEALTH MINISTER !!! We do not want another sucker, but a real professional running the show.
Go and get someone from the field, make him a senator and run the show!! It is better than some dishonest pretentious politicans anyway!
News had it that the Parliament will be dissolved to make way for our 11th General Election.
It is big news for me because I am going to vote for the first time. Also, this time around, I am away from Ipoh and this means having to take time off to travel all the way to vote, and end of posting exam is very near. Some more with Sepang F1,...hmmm... it's gonna be a hectic March.
Anway, I made a 50 sen bet with Mr. K.P Low that Ah Meng would not be retained in the Cabinet after the elections. It is gonna be a 50 sen worth betting.
Let us all hope for a better Minister.
another question:- Is it true that a doctor cannot be appointed as Health Minister ? If it is true, at least do not make a pretentious lawyer to be the minister, who knows no nuts about medicine and biomedical ethics.
Very soon, in a month's time, it'll be April 2004, and that means, I would have blogged for a year by then. Wow, wasn't thinking of bringing this hobby to this far.
Some recollections, I was so much into blogging when I first got started that it was my primary agenda for most of the weekdays. Church and studies was secondary. I used to enjoy more than 50 hits per day. Then things slowed down, my writing started to get boring and cryptic,...some readers left. Not that I mind. Blogging is just a lunch-time thingy now.
But recently, I realised some friends and acquaintances have found out about Ikan Bakar. Not that I do not welcome their discovery, but it is kind of embarassing to find out that people that I know are reading my blog. (People like Mrs. Ng, Jason, Anwar Suhaimi, Julia, Emma Yaakop, another senior, and some juniors!!) What would they think about what I wrote? How did they find out?
Perhaps, the anonymity have not been kept properly, I guess. Haha, revealing too much about life in Klang and as a medical student, I guess.
Anyway, back to the title today, yeah, things just don't last, don't they? Be it a relationship or a passion. Just like my passion about blogging. I was crazy about blogging. Just like a how someone was crazy about me. Now, things might have changed. Shifted directions a bit. Sad if you see it from a certain angle, but life goes on ultimately.
GOd be our helper. If it is of any comfort, at least God's love for us will never change. That is why God-human relationship can stand the test of time. Human changes their mind, but God remains faithful !!
Lim Kit Siang will be contesting in Ipoh Timor, Ong Ka Chuan in Batu Gajah - interesting first voting experience for me !!
Now, I have no reason not to go back Ipoh to vote. The final MBBS exam has already been brought forward, the elections will seriously happen in end of March..... maybe Badawi had spoken to our Dean Amin.
I just hope it won't clash with my end of posting exam.