I know its boring to talk about politics and stuff, I don’t touch them for one. I am one that loves fairness like Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan , all we want is a clean election. Here I am sharing with you an article from Yahoo News stating the concern of White House (Barack Obama) to the Malaysian new Prime Minister
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday congratulated Malaysia’s prime minister on his coalition’s election victory but urged the government to address concerns about election irregularities.
“We note concerns regarding reported irregularities in the conduct of the election, and believe it is important that Malaysian authorities address concerns that have been raised,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement. “We look forward to the outcome of their investigations.”
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Barisan Nasional coalition extended its 56-year rule but recorded its worst-ever election performance in Sunday’s election. His party won 133 seats in Malaysia’s 222-member parliament, seven fewer than in 2008 and short of the two-thirds majority it had hoped for.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s People’s Alliance won 89 seats, a big increase from seven in 2008. Anwar has said the result was tainted by electoral fraud and scheduled a large rally in Kuala Lumpur to press for electoral reforms.
The Malaysian government rejected charges of electoral fraud and has accused Anwar of seeking to cause unrest with the rally.
The election was one of the most closely contested in Malaysia in years and Najib is expected to face a party leadership challenge that may cost him his leadership by the end of the year because of the weak showing.
He had hoped to strengthen the ruling coalition’s majority in parliament with the help of a strong economy, reforms to roll back race-based policies and $2.6 billion in spending programs benefiting poor families.
Najib is now seeing as having a difficult time in persuading his allies to press ahead with economic reforms and the phasing out of policies favoring ethnic Malays over other groups.
(Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; editing by Jackie Frank) Full link from Yahoo News here
This is so so so so not fair.. how come someone brought in the Zombie run franchise to Msia and not the little red dot! I have been looking forward to doing this run so much as it looks damm fun seriously. So I am writing in
protest no wait .. Anger … delight for you people staying up north that this event is happening! YOU GUYS BETTER SIGN UP or not the zombie will come eat your heart out ..
This so called Zombie Run 2013 will be held on 2nd February 2013.
This event is a new type of event for Malaysia. Introducing the storyline based event, where what happens in the event ultimately affects the storyline and continuity of this event. The ultimate winners of this Zombie Run will be able to choose the outcome of the storyline and see where that leads the next Zombie Run to. Read the story to know why Bukit Utama has been overrun by zombies!
You will be placed in a jungle like setting (both zombies and participants) that stretches almost 45 hectares with broken walls, abandoned huts, destroyed cars and a lot more. This is NOT a normal marathon. Check out some location of the run event
the ticket price for the Zombie Run Malaysia is RM75 per person. I am not sure if you can sign up as a single person , cause for a team of 5 that means RM375 per team. Each person gets a medal, a really cool kick ass limited edition t-shirt (more on this very very soon), an awesome goodiebag and the warm feeling in your heart knowing that you have contributed to our fundraising cause
visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/ZombieRunMalaysia
The Singapore Flyer grounds were abuzz with excitement as the National Tug-of- War Championship erupted with some pulsating action.
The world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel, the Singapore Flyer was abuzz with loud cheers today as the National Tug-of-war Challenge saw some of the region’s top tuggers battling it out for top honours for the second year running.
Last year’s first runner-up Team Prisons Sports & Recreational Club of Singapore could not muster a strong enough effort to tug their way into the Finals which left the door open for the two invited teams from Polis Diraja Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam Team B to lock horns as the final two.
The team from Malaysia are the defending champions and showed just why they held that title when they defeated the in-form Bruneians in a mouthwatering clash that got the fans on their feet. Team Prisons Sports & Recreational Club of Singapore had to settle for third.
I can’t explain to you the excitement I felt when I see them tug, it was like going to WAR, imagine this, athletes the size of football players or Rubgy players staring at each other like they are gonna kill each other (ok I made that up, maybe smiling to each other) but when the whistle blows, its all business.
The technique, the strength and the coordination was just superb. You just have to be there to feel the energy. Also this was a Tug of War is gonna be features in the SEA Games in the future. Oh I can’t wait. KEEP TUGGING Guys !
I was searching high and low for places to climb in Malaysia after the recent trip I had with CK and lil sis, climbing Grandfather Mountain aka Gunung Dato.
(pic source: Chomelle.com)
I found this information from http://asme.wordpress.com/ and its pretty much very comprehensive if you tell me. I have to give credit where its due, Thank you Asme for posting this up and sharing your beautiful tracking reports, sadly he has not been blogging for almost a year now, I hope he is busy summitting K2 or something ..
(Pic source : Footpro.com.au)
If you guys have any other place that you know in Malaysia. please do contribute to the list. Thank you very very much (more…)
Last week I took the opportunity of Singapore’s National day holiday to head to Malaysia’s trail in Negri Sembilan with my buddy CK and Lil Sis. Initial plan was to hike up Gunung Nuang but due to the length and journey we decided not to.
CK had planned for a team of 6 person but all bailed out giving excuses such as too tired, no shoes, and even one never responded to the invite. How sad..
So instead of Nuang we selected, Grandfather Mountain aka Gunung Dato and I don’t know why its been given the title Mountain as its only peaks at about 830m. I think “Hill” would be a fair technical term instead of Mountain
Those wanting a good workout, this is a place to go, CK told me that he have seen kids as young as 7 or 8 yo on excursion hiking Dato,
We left at 5:30am where it took us 1hr 15min on highway to the foothill of Gunung Dato. CK record from foothill to summit was 58min with Spooker and that I might say is a blistering pace.
Once on the foothill where we parked the car, we were greeted by the resident cats which are very friendly. Say hello to tiny.
Before Hike with our fresh faces and happy smiles , wonder what we (more…)
Its a common thing where people down energy drinks to get that extra lift, for me I have tried countless from Monster, Rockstar, Wired, Tilt and the infamous Redbull, I have even tried funkier one’s in Japan , really not sure what I drank but it sure tasted funny, usually all the servings of this energy drinks are in 12oz sized and it fills me up pretty much. What if i told you, that you can also energized yourself with only 2oz instead. sounds abit dubious ? read on..
This new brand called Take5 caught my eye and it was in packaged in this little tiny 2oz bottle, at first I thought it was for some eye wash or something when I was shopping in the mall. Not sure if you have seen it but this is the picture of that cute little tiny bottle that they sell in store. I got a couple of em to try as it said Brain power and the other Immunity.
Alot of research apparently was done to this little drink, would you believe it if I tell you that it will improve you immunity and you dont have to frequent the doctor as often anymore? dont believe me ? download the research paper BREAKING NEWS TAKE5IVE AJCN-1 , so now you believe me ?
This little energy drink
- Works instantly
- gives you 5.5hours of energy (don’t know how they time that exactly)
- maintain mental focus and clarity
- Support Vital Brain functions
- NO SUGAR
I didn’t only tried it on myself but got my buddy Jason to tried it as well, He had a sleepless night before and he had to drive about 400km back to Malaysia, so I (more…)
This weekend was a crazy weekend, Fast Cars was drifting legally in Singapore and it can only be the Formula Drift Singapore 2012 by Achilles, Last week I gave out tickets to the movie premiere of Motorway in-conjunction with this event. Marcus was one lucky dude and he was so nice to bring his dad to the movies. That’s him with Ken Gushi and his dad (in checkered shirt)
Seriously I never knew that there was such a big following in Singapore, and I was amazed with the turn out, despite the weather which was HOT HOT HOT, I think my face got burned but the hottest thing that eclipse the heat are the cars and racers themselves.
The event was a success and I truly enjoyed the screeching tires and the (more…)
I know this is too late for most Ultra runners to know, but just to give you the low down on this remarkable event that is taking place. This would be to me be rated as one of the top crazy running events, because of the mileage coverage over the period of 5 days. this event is called the “Special Forces 200KM” will be held on from 28th April to 2nd May 2012.
Ok maybe not that gruesome because of the divided mileage over the 5 days. Still in total you would have been running for 200km, thats more than Leadvill100.
This is Malaysia’s first 200km staged extreme ultra marathon.
A 200 kilometer staged ultra trail marathon starting in (more…)
I have to say this would only be more enjoyable by the Malaysian as they understand the predicament .. ENjoy !!
NOAH AND THE ARK In the year 2010, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in Malaysia , and said: “Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flash before me.
“Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans.” He gave Noah the blueprints, saying, “You have 6 months to build the Ark before I start the un-ending rain for 40 days and 40 nights.”Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard but with no Ark.
“Noah!” He roared, “I’m about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?”
“Forgive me, Lord”, begged Noah, “but things have changed.
“First I need to have a BUMIPUTRA PARTNER who is linked to UMNO. Then I need a building permit from DBKL and I also have to pay under-counter money to get the permit. Then I’ve been arguing with the BOMBA inspector about the need for a sprinkler system.
“My neighbours complained to The Utusan Melayu about the height of the Ark I was going to build and the next day it was in the media headlines claiming that I’ve violated the neighbourhood building by-laws – that my Ark exceeds the height limitations.
“I appealed to the magistrate and it was finally approved.” “The Opposition took advantage of the situation and said I was a government crony and did nasty things with my face on the Internet. I don’t know how they super-imposed my face on a naked body of a MP and put it on YOUTUBE. Oh Lord, only you who are all-knowing, know that I had nothing to do with these MPs.
“Then there was another stop-work order even before I could start work. The Badan Cegah Rasuah arrested me for pornography. I talked to a lawyer who looks like Ambitah Bachan, talks like him, acts like him but is not him. He said he knows the Chief Justice and the Prime Minister, the Apa Nama and can clear my name but I have to buy them air tickets to Australia.
“After clearing my name … I had to go to the DBKL Appeal Board again for a decision to allow me to build the Ark. “The government, after approving the plans, said I must use only SIRIM-approved goods and must only buy from their list of CLASS F contractors which are 15 times more expensive than the Normal hardware shops.
“Then the TNB and JPJ demanded a bond be posted for future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark’s move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us but they laughed and would hear nothing of it.
“Getting the wood was another problem. SUKHAM and the JABATAN HUTAN NEGARA said there’s a ban on cutting local trees to save the orang utan. I tried to convince SUKHAM and JABATAN HUTAN NEGARA that I needed the wood to save the orang utan – but they said no go. “When I started gathering the animals, JAKIM and an Animal Rights Group sued me.
“JAKIM said I cannot put the chickens and the pigs next to each other as it WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED HALAL and the Animal Rights Group insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued that the accommodation was too restrictive and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space.
“Then JABATAN KERJA RAKYAT AND JABATAN KAJIAN dan GALIAN ruled that I couldn’t build the Ark until they had conducted an environmental impact study on your proposed flood. “I’m still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many bumiputra contractors I’m supposed to hire for my building crew. “JABATAN IMMIGRASI and RELA are checking the status of most of the people who want to work.
“The trade unions say I can not use my sons. They insist I have to hire only union workers with Ark-building experience. “As I started to clear the area to build the ark, 6 gangsters came and demanded protection money. They said they control the area for selling drugs and prostitution to my workers. “When I complained to the POLIS… the IGP of POLIS sent an ASP who came in full uniform the next day. Unfortunately, he also happened to be one from the six gangsters who demanded protection money. They doubled my protection fee.
“Then there was a by-election and I was forced to be an UMNO member in order to get my permits approved and I was made to pay a donation by the Barisan candidate in the so called spirit of MUHIBBAH. Otherwise, he will make my life difficult.”Every department I turned to is asking for what they call, ‘Kopi Wang’. “I calculated that if I had to pay all the ‘Kopi wang’ and give the donation, the cost of building the ARK will be 20 times higher. I refused to give them the Kopi Wang as I am faithful to you, Oh Lord.
“Then some top level politicians were very disappointed with me for not giving donations and called me a murtad but I told them my name is Noah not murtad. They got very angry and said they have connections. “Suddenly, I am a suspect behind the murder of the Mongolian lady because the place where she was murdered happens to be on the land where I am going to build the Ark. So I was arrested. “To make matters worse, the Jabatan HASIL seized all my assets, claiming I’m trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species. I have just been released from ISA. “So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark.”
Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine, and a rainbow stretched across the sky. Noah looked up in wonder and asked, “You mean you’re not going to destroy the world?”
“No,” said the Lord. “The Current Government is already doing it for me!”
In connection to my previous post about MAT REMPIT ! there was this article that Bryan sent to me that really OUTRAGED ME! I was actually neutral to the fact that i even said to leave this guys alone and they shall not harm you, what has happen in the recent wake of all these IDIOTS have really outraged me!
backtrack to the article that i quoted on the other professions that these rempits have. In that same article they the rempit’s said that they do not have a track to go to and perform their fruit bearing (YA RIGHT) activities and thats why they ram and speed those cheap bikes of theirs on the road (even my bicycle can buy two of their bikes). This is the article but its in Malay, i will translate it paragraph by paragraph !
Azeez: Bina litar lumba untuk Mat Rempit
Putera Umno akan berunding dengan Kementerian Belia dan Sukan (KBS) untuk membina litar lumba untuk Mat Rempit di setiap daerah di seluruh negara, kata ketuanya, Datuk Abdul Azeez Rahim
(Putera Umno will negotiate with the Ministry of sports to build race track for Mat Rempits in each state in Malaysia (EACH STATE) says DAtUK ABDUL AZEEZ RAHIM) what the hell is he thinking
Beliau berkata, pihaknya akan meminta kementerian tersebut menggunakan peruntukan dari program Rakan Muda bagi membina litar lumba tersebut secepat mungkin.
(he said, Putera Umno will support the given under the RAKAN MUDA program to build these tracks as soon as possible) i’ve never seen our pot holes on the road being fixed as fast
“Perkara ini perlu dipandang serius kerana selagi tidak ada litar, di manakah anak-anak muda itu mahu menunggang motosikal. Umpama pemain bolasepak, jika tidak ada padang, di mana mereka hendak bermain bola,”
(this serious matter should be looked into as because if there is no track built, where would these young lads ride their motorcycle, just like soccer, if there is no field where would they play soccer) Datuk. Soccer is a NATIONAL SPORTS so is MAT REMPITING ? how did in the world you get to your post ? i truly feel sad for a man of your status to be saying all this.
Beliau berkata, litar lumba yang akan dibina tidak semestinya bersaiz besar, memadai saiz kecil bagi menjimatkan kos pembinaan. Abdul Azeez berkata, mungkin ada sesetengah pihak yang memandang sinis terhadap usaha tersebut tetapi beliau optimis ia perlu dilakukan sebagai salah satu usaha membantu golongan Mat Rempit yang bermasalah.
(Azeez said, the track that are to be built doesn’t have to be big in size, but small in order to cut construction cost. there are people who will oppose this, but i am optimistic towards this is a way to help the Mat Rempit that is in trouble) I wouldnt mind if those track built is coming out from your POCKET and not from TAXES ! and why are we helping those idiots that is a nuinsense to society. This makes me ponder maybe your son is one of the Mat Rempits. the troubled people are the homeless, the poverty, and the sick
“Mana tahu pada suatu hari nanti akan lahir perlumba motosikal profesional yang mengharumkan nama negara di peringkat dunia terdiri daripada bekas Mat Rempit,” katanya lagi.
(who knows one of these days there would be a champion motorcyclist that would make the country proud) wow, i have not seen a champion WAU kite flyer yet, or even a top spinner in Malaysia let alone those idiots speeding down with only a few stunts up thier sleeves. (if you want to talk about spending money building stuff) build a world class sports school to nurture our ATHLETES of the state, track and field, cycling, swimming etc..etc) AND MAINTAIN the SPORTS SCHOOL !
Beliau berkata, mungkin untuk membentuk juara tidak lagi memerlukan perbelanjaan yang besar kerana Mat Rempit sudah mempunyai kemahiran dan keberanian.
(he also state that, maybe to build a champion you need not spend as much because these MAT REMPITS already have the skills and courage) i think its more of that they do not have the brains and the logics to think of their own safety.
“Apa yang perlu dilakukan ialah memberi peluang kepada mereka untuk kembali ke pangkal jalan kerana mencegah lebih baik dari mengunatinya,” jelasnya.
(what is being done is to give a chance to them(mat rempits) to become someone in to have a brighter future) I believe to be someone in JAIL !
Beliau berkata, adalah tidak wajar dengan satu dua insiden yang membabitkan Mat Rempit ini tidak bermakna semua mereka jahat dan terlibat dengan jenayah.
Katanya, masih ramai lagi Mat Rempit yang boleh menempa kejayaan jika mendapat bimbingan yang sewajarnya.
(Azeez said that, just because of a rotten apple does not mean that all these Mat rempit are criminals and are involves in crime. There are aplenty of MAt Rempit that would glorify themself if they were given the opportunity) if you say these what about those student that has gotten 10 – 15 straight A’s in school and applied for scholar ship and yet they do were not given one. this is not a transparent thing and it shows in this country, the chinese are marginalised as said by SM LEE. Why help those who does not want to be help and yet help those useless. People who shows bright future are not given the chance to support the country and yet sholarships are given by other country to take these bright and elite group. Arent you ashamed of yourself Malaysia. I AM !
“Putera Umno memberi peluang kepada Mat Rempit yang ingin kembali ke pangkal jalan tetapi dengan syarat sedia mematuhi syarat yang ditetapkan oleh pergerakan itu,” katanya lagi.
(the Putera Umno will give the chance to these Mat Rempit if they are willing to show that they would obey the rulethat has been set by them said Azeez) what rules are the Putera Umno going to set? that to win a championship mat rempit in the district of Ulu Sungai Petani? to modify their lousy bikes under the FIAA rule?
Oct 20, 06 12:07pm. Malaysiakini
I hope Datuk Azeez would rethink his position as the chief of Umno stating the likes of MAT REMPIT. think of developing the country with better tourism thus maintaining our hospitals, providing it with better equipments, better facilitys to the public and better access to other states with better highway that does jammed up and not waste the money on these low lifes.
ps: thinking the way kimberlycun says that getting a four wheeler and changing its number plate and ramming down all these guys is becoming a good idea now. (nah god said to leave those in desperation to their own will to search for a path to forgiveness as they can only help themself)