Sunday, December 27, 2009

Lulu Also Can Say The Darnest Things

The Government should consider stopping express bus from operating night trips said Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir after 10 people were killed when an express bus hit a road divider 8km after the Ipoh Selatan toll plaza (northbound) at 1am
He said that if the move could safeguard the lives of the people, it should be considered.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/12/26/nation/20091226095008&sec=nation

If Zambry were to study the statistics, he would learn that
1. not all the express bus accidents happen at night
2. in ALL the bus crash incidents, the driver of the bus was a [surprise! surprise!] a MAN!

Maybe Zambry should push for for the government to consider not allowing men to drive express busses. The statistics seem to sokong it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lulu Offers Rosmah Two Suggestions On Saving The Planet


to be watched under caution. lulu had a nightmare after watching this.

Rosmah recently followed her husband to Copenhagen when he was attending the United Nations Summit on Climate Change.
She's back and all excited about it and wants to champion moves on climate change in Malaysia.

Allow Lulu to offer her two very simple suggestions which Rosmah can take to reduce climate change.

1. Give Up the Private Jet
instead of flying around in the jet that we tax payers have to pay to upkeep, go-lah take a normal flight. first class, from what lulu heard, is really luxurious. Instead of taking a personal jet for herself and the hubby plus their entourage, family and freeloaders probably numbering 20-30, take the commercial jet with 400 paying customers. So much more enviromentally friendly that way. So much more green.

2. Give Up the Hair Spray
[need i say more?]

Maklum-lah, rosie. as a mother, think of your children. its also for their sake. Lulu doesnt want them to be stuck inside a plane because of a blizzard. Give up the private jet and the hairspray.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

As It Is, Lulu Is Rolling Her Eyes At Koh Tsu Koon

can you imagine how the Gerakan fellas feel?
SMS can be sent out every morning during Parliament sitting and those who cannot make it to the proceeding can reply to the message and inform the House that they will be absent.
Such system will ensure that the number of Barisan MPs is always more than the number of Opposition MPs in the House by segments of time.
- Koh Tsu Koon
Koh Tsu Koon must have been feeling quite proud of himself for coming up with such a "brilliant" suggestion.

When Parliament is in session, its in session. Maybe on the first day of the session, some not very focused MPs may forget. Then it would make sense to send it. But to send it every day? Aiyoh..... this is like your HR sending you daily messages to come to work.

Now UMNO wants to take over the Chairmanship of Barisan Nasional in Penang. And you know-lah, this UMNO, once they sentuh saja, [sentuh aje, belum lagi pegang] they will immediately grab and never let go. Not even if Gerakan or MCA wins more seats than UMNO in Penang [which theoretically, is quite difficult, not just because most Penangites are too disgusted with Gerakan and MCA, but also because of how the seats are drawn up], will they return the position to the biggest winner.

Lulu wonders if Penang Gerakan members will stand by Koh Tsu Koon on this fight. Koh Tsu Koon is not very popular with Penang Gerakan especially after having pitted Teng Hock Nam, Teng Chang Yeow and Lee Kah Choon for the Chief Minister post, then having lead Penang BN to such a massive and embarrassing loss. Huan, who is super bitter with KTK let the cat out of the bag when he said that KTK has not returned to Batu Kawan, Huan's old seat which he was forced to vacate paving the way to what was supposed to have been KTK's ticket to a respectable entry to Parliament.

There are many, many reasons for Penang Gerakan to want to see KTK fail and be embarassed.

Lulu wonders if Gerakan Penang will be able to differentiate the trees from the forest and that they are supporting Gerakan's position as Penang BN Chief, not Koh Tsu Koon's position as Penang BN Chief.

btw,
A friend commented on his facebook,
"can the MPs tell Koh Tsu Koon not to simply speak in Dewan Rakyat. He has no rights to speak unless its related to his ministry. Read the Standing Order."
if you're in contact with KTK, could you please pass this message to him. Whenever this back-door minister does that, he's not only embarassing himself but also his party.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Lulu Hopes That Whoever Loses Will Do The Cross Dressing In Malaysia AirSpace

AirAsia group chief executive offcer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes has accepted a challenge by British tycoon Sir Richard Branson for either one of them to dress up as an airline stewardess should their team finish lower in the 2010 F1 season.
Initially, Lulu was worried for them, because in Malaysia, cross-dressers can and have been charged under Section 21 of the Minor Offences Act 1955.
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/2/11/courts/3241406&sec=courts
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/7/15/courts/4318478&sec=courts

But after reading this study done on mak nyahs in malaysia,
In Malaysia, mak nyahs can be charged with indecent behaviour, which includes cross-dressing, under Section 21 of the Minor Offences Act 1955. Under this section, they can be fined RM25 to RM50 (approximately US$6.60 to US$13.20). The term ‘indecent behaviour’ has not been defined in the Act, and therefore, it is up to the discretion of the police to determine what constitutes ‘indecent’ behaviour. If the mak nyahs caught by the police are Muslims, they can be sent to the Syariah department to be charged at the Syariah Court for offences against the Islamic law. The penalty incurred could be a fine of between RM800 to RM3,000 (approximately US$210.50 to US$789.50) or imprisonment or both. The Islamic religious authority, like the police, can also carry out raids among the Muslim community to identify wrongdoing against Islam.

About half of the respondents in this study (55%) had been caught by the police at some time. The majority (75%) had been caught on three or fewer occasions. However, 17% had been caught between four and six times, 3% were caught between seven and nine times, and 5% had been caught ten times or more. The main reasons that they had been caught by the police seemed to be for cross-dressing (33%), indecent dressing (18%), prostitution (16%), a drug test, (13%), during a police raid or operation (10%), and loitering late at night (6%).

When they were taken to the police station, 71% had been stripped of their women’s clothing in front of other people, and 10% said that they were forced to wear men's clothes. Nearly half (47%) said that they were shamed in front of other people, 46% said that they were jeered at or discriminated against, and 9% said that they were beaten up. Other problems that they faced whe
n they were at the police station were that they were asked to change religion, invited to have sex, asked to show their breasts and private parts, condemned and teased, had their hair cut short. The point was also made that the police seemed to assume that they were people with loose morals and did not treat them humanely.
http://www.susans.org/forums/index.php?topic=27885.0;wap2

Lulu hopes whoever loses would crossdress in Malaysia air space. And be arrested and charged on cross dressing. This would definetly be given immediate international attention. And Malaysia's usage of Section 21 to charge cross dressing as an indecent act would receive international attention and scrutiny.

But alas, you and Lulu knows, this is Malaysia.
The rich and powerful get away with almost anything.
The authorities will close all eyes on their stunt even as it receives international attention via the papers, news on telly and blogs with lots of photo and video evidence, and the poor mak nyah on the street will continue to face persecution, harrassment and embarassment from the authorities.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Did The Politician Confuse You Like How He Did Lulu?

On Najib's 100th day as PM, Najib Tun Razak dished out 11 “goodies” to the people.
One of them was a 20% discount for motorists who pay toll 80 times a month via Smart Tag or Touch ’n Go from Sept 1.

On Dec 3rd, at Parliament
Teo asked if the cost of the 20% discount given to frequent highway users was borne by the toll concessionaires or if the government had to pay the concessionaires.
Teo said there were little details on the announcement available, which prompted her to bring up the issue during the debate.
“The deputy minister then replied it was the social responsibility of the toll concessionaires and that the government will not bear the cost of it,” said Teo.
“So it gave us an impression (in the house) that the 20% discount was given by the concession company and the government doesn’t need to pay for it which is good,” she added.
However, Teo said when PJ-Utara MP Tony Pua also raised the same question during the question and answer session; he received a different written reply from the Prime Minister’s department.
“The written reply said that the government will bear the cost of the 20% discount. This is a contrary to the reply given by the deputy minister so who is lying here?
The Sun http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=40945
Today, the question was brought up again.
And the "esteemed" Deputy Minister said,
The Government has forked out RM1.85mil up till Nov 30 to pay for the 20% rebate given to highway users who pay tolls more than 80 times a month.
Deputy Works Minister Datuk Yong Khoon Seng said a total of 39,811 highway users were given the discounts when they used Touch ‘N’ Go and Smart Tag cards to pay their toll fees since the rebate was introduced on Sept 1.
“There are also other discounts offered to the public by toll concessionaires. Such rebates and discounts are part of their corporate social responsibility,” he said in his written reply to Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Serdang).
Teo had asked who was the party responsible for footing the bill for the discounts enjoyed by frequent highway users.
Yong said there was no confusion over who bore the costs for providing the discounts because both the Government and toll concessionaires paid different types of incentives.
“For example, PLUS Expressways Berhad introduced two rebate programmes to Touch ‘N’ Go and Smart Tag users on their highways -- the PLUSMiles loyalty programme and the PLUS journey incentive which offer discounts of up to20%,” he added.
He said no conflicting issues arose on who should bear the costs of the toll discounts and that the answer he had given in Parliament on the rebates on Nov 30 were in reference to the 20% discount offered by the toll concessionaires.
He had Lulu confused for a while.
Teo Nie Ching's question was who bore 20% discount given to highway users who pay tolls more than 80 times a month. A simple answer, the government would have been clear. No need to bring up PLUSmiles loyalty programme etc.

AND yes.... the government's money is actually our money.

Lulu Suspects One Year Down The Road, Huan May Do A Chua Soi Lek

no, not the batu pahat hotel thingy.
Huan said there is no need for him to tender his resignation by submitting a letter to the party.
Malaysiakini - Huan quits Gerakan, Koh unfazed

KUALA LUMPUR: A controversy has broken out over the admission by MCA deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek that he had technically not resigned as the Labis MP, des­pite announcing he had done so.
Did Soi Lek resign, or did he not?
Maybe Huan is leaving the door open to resurrect himself in the next Gerakan AGM and challenge Koh Tsu Koon.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

If Lulu Was In An OC Phang Kind Of Mess

The PKFZ controversy arose after the cost to develop the massive 1000-acre integrated cargo distribution hub and industrial park spiraled from RM2 billion to RM4.6 billion. PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services (PwC), commissioned to look into the PKFZ project, estimated that based on current projections of revenue and costs, including interests, the project could eventually cost up to RM12.45bil.

The RM12.45bil bill will be footed by Malaysians - people like you and Lulu, who work day-in day-out hoping for a better future for our next generation.

Former PKA general manager Datin Paduka O.C Phang was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust (CBT) of three bank accounts:
> between Oct 1, 2004 and Sept 5, 2005 at the PKA offices of RM98,700,000 of funds in a RHB bank account
> between Sept 30, 2005 May 9, 2006 at the PKA offices of RM21,600,000 of funds in a RHB bank account, and
> between Jun 1, 2005 and Jan 13, 2006, at the PKA offices of RM 134,550,000 in a RHB bank account.

Whether she had
a) knowingly participated in it and benefitted from the project personally or through her son-in-law
b) knowlingly participated in it and did not benefit from it but did it because she feared for her life/job/pension
c) watched it happen and did not stop it
d) watched it happen but could not stop it
e) none of the above, you go make one up yourself as option e
she could not have been totally oblivious to all the wrongdoings that was going on for years, unless of course we consider option f) she was totally oblivious to what was happening.

If Lulu were in an OC Phang kind of mess, Lulu would squeal.
Or at least threaten to-lah.
Give out names, bank account numbers, dates, documents, voice recordings, sms-es. everything-anything so that at best, Lulu would be offered immunity so that Lulu'd be able to stay at home to take care of the grandkids and at worse, so that those scumbags would not be free to enjoy theirs millions and billions.

WHy suffer alone, Madam Phang? YOu should not go down alone. Write the book. Maybe a book title like "I Once Was A Port Klang Authority General Manager" and for the Malay version, "Kisah Pengurus Besar Yang Terlampau". Sure can sell one.
Time to bring down the real sharks.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Lulu's Proposed "I'm Sorry" List to the Three Losers

whilst Lulu is not a fan of the three losers, Lulu thinks Ahmad Ismail's demand on the three is a bit too much.
Contacted by Malaysiakini, Ahmad wanted Gerakan president Dr Koh Tsu Koon, party state chief Dr Teng Hock Nan and former Bukit Bendera MP Chia Kwang Chye to publicly apologise to him.
He claimed that the trio were responsible for the breakdown in relationship between Gerakan, his division and Penang Umno during the height of the controversy.
At one point, enraged supporters of Ahmad had even torn posters of Koh.
"Even if they apologise, I will still have to consider whether to accept it or not," he said.
Its kinda mean to feel kinda nice imagining the three of them sweating over this arrogant demand.

So, to redeem lulu-self from that "nice feeling" meaness, allow Lulu to think of some ways for the three losers to apologise without really apologising.

1. We're sorry you're such a mean-ie
2. We're sorry you have such a narrow perspective of Malaysians especially considering that you're a 2nd generation Sumateran to call your fellow Malaysians migrants
3. We're sorry you had to work with us bumbling idiots for so many years
4. We're sorry that Penang is no longer our personal playground

Just a few to help the three losers.
Further "we're sorry"s will be charged RM10,000/sorry cos maklumlah, ekonomi no good, Dubai market collapse and Lulu w0uld like some side income.

btw, he forgot to include Sin Chew's Tan into the apology demand. Afterall, it was her report which terbongkar-ed him to the Malaysian public.
0h. maybe he should also demand an apology from all sinchew readers for "kicking a fuss"