Tuesday, August 28, 2007

"My Goats Were Stolen"

Kambing PM pun Kena Curi

Aiya, Kambing punya PM pun kena curi, aiche ada dengar ka?

Apa cakap, aneh?

Aiya, you talak dengar ka? Kambing punya PM kena curi lah.

Apa lu cakap? Apa Kambing PM di curiga?

Ya lah! PM kena curi ... dia punya kambing Jamnapari.

Mana lu dengar khabar tu?

Anei dengar surat khabar cerita lah.

Mana surat khabar ada cakap?

Itu Utusan.

Utusan Melayu mana ada cerita, aneh?

Bukan Utusan Melayu lah. Bukan Awang Tak Selamat lah.

Ini Utusan Sarawak lah.

Dia cakap, dia punya Endon suka batik, songket dan Jeanne suka kambing dan sayur.

Dia cakap, ini kepimpinan melalui teladan lah!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

“I call someone else’s name but a different person appears”

Endon’s work will go on

KUALA LUMPUR: Yayasan Budi Penyayang will get all the support it needs to carry on with its good work, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

The Prime Minister said the foundation, a brainchild of his late wife Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, “is here to stay.”

He said the filial work of his children, Nori and Datuk Kamaluddin, in continuing their mother’s charitable activities would bring more of God’s blessings to the late Endon.

Nori is Penyayang chairman while Kamaluddin is a member of the board of trustees.

“They can continue the good work that she carried out when she was alive, which was doing charity and helping the poor, less fortunate and the ill,” Abdullah said when opening Wisma Penyayang in Seri Kembangan near here in conjunction with Yayasan Budi Penyayang Founder’s Day.

Proud father: Abdullah kissing his daughter Nori after presenting a memento at the official launch of Wisma Penyayang. With them is Yayasan Budi Penyayang chief executive Leela Mohd Ali.
The prime minister talked about the chain effect of good work, saying that sacrifices made by forefathers, if emulated by the present generation, would bring much benefit to the nation.

In his speech, he admitted to still calling out his late wife’s name in moments of haste.

“People know I married again. Jeanne loved Kak Endon. There have been occasions when pressed for time, I called out Don but she (Jeanne) answered.

“I call someone else’s name but a different person appears,” he said, referring to Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, whom he married in June. She was also present.

Abdullah said that due to the special bond that his present wife shared with Endon, Jeanne did not mind at all when this happened.

In her speech, Nori said her late mother drove the foundation forward in its welfare work besides ensuring that talented youngsters were given an opportunity to succeed.

Abdullah later presented 11 Astro Scholarship Awards. Two recipients, Mohamed Hazeman Huzir and Stephanie Lee Su Ling, were presented the Datin Seri Endon Mahmood Award.

Monday, August 20, 2007

"I have been fair, I want to be fair, I'll always be fair"

Pak Lah said he has been fair, he wants to be fair and had always being fair. How did he define fair? Fair means my children should not get into public universities? Fair means I should not be given APs where the few cronies got tens of thousands each year? Fair means your son and son-in-law gets all the projects? Fair means we must suffer the social discrimination and marginalization which you called it as "Privileges" of the special class? Fair means let UMNO gets everything and anything they want and leave the left-overs to MCA and MIC?

Friday, August 17, 2007

"Student must face the law"

The Cabinet accepted Wee Meng Chee's apology but,

PM Pak Lah said the law cannot forgive and will act accordingly.

I do agree that the law is paramount and those who breached the law must be taken to the court for justice to be served and seen to be done.

But, lets review whether our law is just and equitable...

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Malaysian prime minister vows to be fair to all faiths
Posted: 12 August 2007 1626 hrs

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Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has vowed to be "fair" to all faiths and urged minorities to be patient on legal disputes including freedom of worship, reports said on Sunday.

The premier also did not rule out parliament reviewing current laws to solve conflicts over jurisdiction between secular and religious courts, the reports said.

"I am your prime minister representing all races. I have to be fair to all," the Bernama news agency quoted Abdullah as saying during a visit to the state of Sabah on Saturday.

"I know these are serious issues. We cannot run away from this," Abdullah was also quoted in the Star and New Straits Times as saying, stressing however that "this cannot be rushed".

Malaysia's Buddhist, Christian and Hindu minorities have expressed fears over certain court verdicts that they said favoured majority Muslims despite constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion.

Among the most celebrated cases involved a Federal Court's decision rejecting a woman's bid for legal recognition as a Christian after renouncing Islam.

Born a Muslim, Lina Joy, waged a decade-long battle to have the word "Islam" removed from her national identity card. But the Federal Court threw out her case and said only the Sharia court can legally certify her conversion.

More than 60 percent of Malaysia's 27 million people are Muslim Malays and Islam is the official religion under the country's constitution.

The constitution defines the ethnic majority Malays as Muslims but it also guarantees freedom of religion. Minority Chinese and Indians are mostly Buddhists, Hindus or Christians.

- AFP/so