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Of Knowledge and Doubts


Tell me about knowledge and doubts. An expert is the one who knows enough about a subject to be able to tell beyond doubt when he has reached the limit of his expertise. A knowledgeable person knows when he must seek expert advice to clear his doubts. A fool, on the other hand, will tell […]

Masalah Melayu Yang Tidak Istimewa


Terlalu banyak perbincangan tentang hak Melayu akhir-akhir ini. Di sebelah pihak, orang bukan Melayu meminta kesamarataan. Di satu pihak lagi, orang Melayu mempertahankan sebab-sebab mengapa keistimewaan Melayu harus dipelihara dengan Dasar Ekonomi Baru (yang sudah tidak baru lagi). Memang benar orang Melayu itu perlu diberi sedikit keistimewaannya supaya dia tidak terlalu kecil hati kehilangan sebahagian […]

They Showed America Change Can Happen. Now Show the World, Please.


Barrack Obama has been elected President of the United States of America. Congratulations to the man, and all his supporters in the USA and around the world. He promised change to the USA and some of the changes, will undoubtedly affect the World. I have always admired Americans for their tenacity, their will, their imagination, […]

Morally Corrupt and Totally Senseless


At least some people still make sense: IPOH: Perak UMNO Youth wants the state Religious Department to act against Perak Tengah district councilor Zul Hassan and businessman Fairul Azrim Ismail after they admitted having accepted offers to have sex with Chinese nationals. Read full news article at The Star Online Following up with yesterday’s post, […]

Unbelievably corrupt and totally unrepentant. Stupidity personified.


I don’t mean "corrupt" as in "taking bribes". That’s just an allegation and the court must prove that. What I mean is "corrupt" as in "morally, religiously, and socially despicable". And yet he had the cheek to go and complaint to the religious department… He needs his head checked. “What is important is we did […]

Confusing Logic and Flawed Maths


MIC FINDS FLAWS IN KL DRAFT PLAN – Yahoo! Malaysia News I am just confused. Here’s the excerpt from the linked news article, quoting MIC president, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu: “The draft plan states that the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur has only about 160,000 Indians, which I find strange. We have some 80,000 […]

Of Eggs and Petroleum Prices


Quite a while back, the per-litre controlled price of petroleum in Malaysia was raised because the government wanted to reduce the petroleum subsidy. Someone circulated an email suggesting that instead of filling up your tank everytime you go to a gas station, you should fill up only a bit. The email creator compared the situation […]

The poor gets poorer. The middle-class now gets to join them.


This has just been reported in the New Straits Times: BREAKING NEWS: Petrol will be RM2.70 a litre at midnight tonight PUTRAJAYA, Wed: The new price of petrol is RM2.70 per litre beginning midnight tonight, it was announced a moment ago by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad. [Read full news] Man… […]