Monday, April 27, 2009

Lulu Would Not Hire This Saravanan Chap

Saravanan upset by ‘napping’ A & E doctors
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk M. Saravanan caught two doctors at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) emergency department doing their own thing instead of attending to patients waiting for treatment.
now, that is a very strong accusation.
he went on to bark,
“I was shocked to find one doctor reading a newspaper and the other doing his own stuff.
“This should not be the way doctors work. The patient should come first. Furthermore, it is the emergency unit, which is supposed to be fast in dispensing treatment,”
The Star checked out what happened.
initial findings showed that the two doctors were housemen who had just completed their shift.
She said HKL’s investigation showed that there were only eight patients and 20 relatives waiting for treatment and that none of the patients were in pain as stated by Saravanan.
Saravanan should not have resorted to these stupid heroic cheap shots, calling the press to air his very much mistaken views on government doctors whom we all know are terribly, terribly overworked and underpaid.
He accused before checking the facts, he painted a lazy and uncaring picture of the doctors.
[btw, Lulu thinks he should issue an apology to the hospital and the doctors for his unwarranted remarks]

Can you imagine, this is the chap who is Deputy Federal Territories Minister.
Going by this incident, Lulu is really concerned how he acts upon problems and challenges faced by his ministry. Will he react instantly or will he study the problem and act on it?

What do you think?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lulu Wonders If This Is What Najib Means By 1Malaysia

Bangkitlah Melayu
who else, but Utusan Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR 14 April – Orang Melayu perlu bangkit dan bersatu dalam berhadapan dengan tuntutan kaum lain yang kini dilihat semakin keterlaluan.
Mereka juga perlu sedar dan insaf dengan situasi politik semasa yang menyaksikan pelbagai tuntutan hingga boleh menjejaskan kekuatan politik orang Melayu.
Sehubungan itu, orang Melayu diminta tidak tunduk kepada tuntutan keterlaluan tersebut sebalik bangkit bersatu bagi mempertahankan hak dan kepentingan mereka.

front cover courtesy of YB Jelutong

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lulu Wonders What 1Malaysia Has To Say About This

Whose story is our history?

WHAT can and what can't be found in school history textbooks has been a source of concern for many years.

Besides omissions and insufficient emphasis on certain communities, experts and parents alike contend that some of the text and illustrations in history textbooks are placed there to subtly brainwash young minds.

Some of these elements contain politically-aligned and narrow views that can skew students' impressions of historical events and their impact on the country and its communities.

While school history textbooks now make a clear push for a national culture and society, are more comprehensive, and encourage students to be more analytical than in the past, when they were required to merely regurgitate facts and dates for examinations, certain elements in the texts must be reviewed.
In the Form Three textbook, for example, the contentious term "ketuanan Melayu", or "Malay supremacy", appears with a definition deemed inappropriate. Some quarters argue that the phrase should not have been included in the textbook in the first place.

In the same textbook, one illustration gives the impression that vernacular schools cannot promote national unity, and a paragraph on the same page states that vernacular schools will progressively be phased out.

Also in the Form Three text, specifically in the chapter on cooperation among the races towards independence, the quote used to illustrate the theme states that the country belongs to the Malays and should, therefore, be returned to them.

These are just some of the elements that have found their way into history textbooks under the secondary school integrated curriculum (Kurikulum Bersepadu Sekolah Menengah).

Former Kelana Jaya member of parliament Loh Seng Kok thinks too much focus is given to Tamadun Islam, or Islamic Civilisation. "There was only one chapter in the old Form Four history textbook, but now five out of 10 are on this subject matter," said Loh, who carried out a study on history textbooks two years ago.

Loh, along with his MCA colleagues, submitted a memorandum to the Education Ministry pursuant to that study.

What has also been noted is the downplaying of the roles played by Chinese and Indian communities in the socio-economic development of the country.

Some quarters also take exception to the Chinese clans, the Ghee Hin and Hai San, which played so pivotal a role in the advent of colonial administration in the Malay states, being described as kongsi gelap or secret societies, abiding by the old British proscriptions on these organisations.

Specific historical figures such as Gurchan Singh, the "Lion of Malaya", and Sybil Karthigesu have all but vanished from the record. Both resisted the Japanese during the occupation of Malaya in World War 2 and paid the price for it. They used to get some mention, but have since disappeared from the pages of our history.

The key historical roles played by prominent figures from Sabah and Sarawak also merit little or no mention beyond "a line or two".

All Malaysian communities have their role in the story of how this nation came to be what it is today, and history texts need to reflect this shared ownership. Questions of ethnic relations in history must be discussed in scrupulously neutral language, without judgments of right or wrong.

A review would, indeed, be timely, but it must be collective, consultative and knowledge-based, not driven by emotion or political imperatives. -- CSL
are you worried?
I am

[hats off to nst for this article. hope no one gets into trouble]

Lulu Thinks KTK Should Sue The Star Cos Its Making Him Look Like A Man Not Worthy Of His Words

When the announcement came that Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon [KTK for short cos this is way too panjang for me to type every time], the former Chief Minister of Penang who kalah-ed teruk to a first time candidate in the 2008 elections, would be made a minister via the senator-ship role, Lulu and many others were taken by surprise. Hadn't this KTK honourably proclaimed during the run-up to the GE that if he loses, he would not take up a Senator post to make it into cabinet?

KTK cleared the air yesterday.
According the Malaysiakini,
He also dismissed talks, mostly emanating from Penang, that he had said before the last general election that he would not join the cabinet through an appointment as a senator if he was defeated.
"I did not say I will not do that. I only said that I would prefer to be elected rather than appointed," he clarified today.
Lulu looked up where the misunderstanding came from,
and Lulu was shocked to find out that it was from the Star! the Star which is MCA's mouthpiece. The MCA which thinks that it should be an MCA man as Chief Minister in Penang since they had more assemblyman. The MCA which does not exactly love Gerakan, especially in Penang.
Was the Star being mischevious in putting up this piece of news on election day last year?
did the Star on Mar 7th know that KTK was going to lose, and published this piece so that he cannot return even as a Senator?
did the Star think that they were helping KTK by impressing upon the voters that if the Batu Kawan voters didnt vote for KTK, it would be the end of the road for him, hopefully convincing them to vote for him. [never mind that the voters went to the ballot box knowing that and still did not vote KTK, causing him to KTK still kalah teruk by a margin of 9,485 votes]

if it is the former, or even the latter, Lulu thinks KTK should sue the Star. Currently, lots of people, especially the Penangites, remember what KTK has vowed. And everyone is laughing at him, thinking that he is not just a loser, but an untrustworty loser.
He should sue them
at least serve them legal papers demanding a retraction
so that he can get his maruah back.

Poor misunderstood KTK

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Lulu Was Like Tak Faham Over "Unity and Performance" Portfolio in the PM's Department

but really, after the booboo in Bkt Gantang where the Jabatan Perpaduan sent dancing girls performing in bn blue thinking that it was part of "Chinese Culture", Lulu guess they needed to ensure that unity aka perpaduan gets the right performers.

[if it is of any consolation to the bn folks, it wasnt the dancing girls who caused you to lose. it's your bad attitude in treating people fairly and stealing from everyone to enrich yourselves amongst a whole string of nasty acts that you have committed which could not be washed off in a maggi mee moment.]

btw based on Koh Tsu Koon's track record in keeping "unity and performance" in Penang, Lulu hopes he does not repeat his penang style performance in allowing UMNO to plunder everything for the sake of superficial unity.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Lulu Wonders If They Have The Same Editor

what a coincidence :D

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

How Lulu Thinks It Will Work Out

what do you think?

Monday, April 06, 2009

Lulu Thinks It Was So Kind Of The Police To Keep V. Ganabatirau and R. Kengadharan Out Of Trouble

Lulu was very disturbed to read on Sunday that the two heroes from the movement formerly known as Hindraf were bundled straight into the police cars. They were not allowed to say hi to their family who had been waiting since Saturday morning, and again on Sunday morning.

Lulu thought it was very mean of them.
How can they be so mean?
The poor families.
They werent allowed to say hi, to touch each other...
Instead, the two men were bundled into cars, and the families had to chase after the cars.

Up to 5-something yesterday, poor Gana was still in the Shah Alam police station.
This caused Lulu to get even more geram with the police.

this Lulu
so short sighted.
Lulu [hang head in shame] just learnt that the action the police had taken was actually to protect the two heroes.

There were conditions to their freedom, their "immediate" release
1. they must remain in their respective towns and have to be home by 7pm
2. they also have to report to the police station every Monday
3. the two are also not allowed to speak to the press

Can you imagine if the police had not provided the two heroes from the movement formerly known as Hindraf a ride to their hometowns?
Think about it
they were released at 1:30pm
they would have walked out of the prison gates
and straightaway the press would have bombarded them.
with that, barely before they are out of the gates, they would have breached the condition.

and even if they made it through the gates without speaking to the press, the two heroes from the movement formerly known as Hindraf would have been stuck in the traffic around Taiping.
they'd probably only reach their homes after 7pm.
that's a violation too, and kena balik Kamunting again, even before stepping foot into their house.

Lulu [hanging her head down in shame] feels bad about her earlier unkind thoughts about the police.
They were only doing what was necessary to protect Ganabatirau and Kengadharan.
Thank You Sirs

btw, it just struck Lulu's little mind that its a good thing neither of these men's wives are from the press. Can you imagine if their mrs was from the press? gosh...

Lulu's Heart Would Break Too If This Happens

Friday, April 03, 2009

Lulu, Not Being The Brightest of Malaysians, is Still Trying to Figure Out Her Contribution To the Country

Criterion for Tuns are
  • they should be exceptional in their field
  • they should have contributed to the country
  • they must be influential
if you think about it,
exceptional in their field - well, she did go from housekeeper to PM's wife.
other than movies like "maid in manhattan". and in that one, 1. it was fiction 2. she married rich man, not the PM, how many of these success stories do you know of?
That is quite an exceptional in the field

her contribution to the country? hmm..... hmm...... hmmm.....

influential - she does influence his decision on what to eat for breakfast.

Lulu, not being the brightest of Malaysians, is still trying to figure out her contribution to the country. [scratch head, scratch head]