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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Aliens have landed?

Oh, here's some news. Stephan Hawking came up with a statement that

Aliens may exist but contact would hurt humans: Hawking

And HERE's what The Christians science thought of that statement.

Islamic cleric however were not interested to comment because they are still struggling to agree on the methods of caning the women...err..the human women. Unless of course we are talking about aliens driving their spacecraft under the influence of alcohol, (with the exception of the tapai), or fornicating/adultering aliens, then one can hope that there will be such comments from these clerics. I wonder if whipping have any physical effect on aliens, or alcohol for that matter...if alcohol doesn't make an alien "intoxicated" then would the whipping fartwa stands?

After all, they are God's creation, and I'm sure they need to be "Islamized" if they happen to be infidels....well, my guess is that I don't think with all the retarding inhibitions posed by "Islamic" laws, that there be any Muslim alien that would ever make it through space...I mean, where are they going to face when performing the prayers...questions...questions... we Muslims are stuck in time answering too many unnecessary questions while the rest of the world progresses to more complex and necessary ones..

As usual, I digress.

Back to the aliens harming us, I am pretty sure though, that it is us the humans who have the anti-Midas touch...and therefore be avoided like the plague....we hurt just about everything we "touch" in this universe and especially to each other, we make the News business a great business.

I must say this alien topic has been around longer than Barisan National, and it intrigues us all to know whether there are other species out there worth killing apart from our own species. It's the majority of humans going, "Hmm....what else is there to destroy"...

Anyway, I for one am not arrogant to think that we, the human sodding species are the only intelligent beings God had created. I don't know about intelligence, but it's more like God's failed experiment, the universe is trying to get rid of. Why, haven't you notice the increase occurrences of earth quakes, followed by the tsunami, then the volcanic eruptions? Doesn't that sound like the earth is trying to keep the population in check? It's nothing personal really, it's just how nature works.

Nevertheless, won't it be cool to have an alien as a pet? I can just teach It to play tricks like abduct my in laws or my boss, or something more meaningful like abduct religionists and corrupted politicians.... When I was younger and have the curiosity that could have killed me instead of the cat, I often stare up the clear night sky and wonder about a lot of things that especially religion cannot answer, but of course that is another topic all together. Gazing at the vast sky that made me feel like an infinity speck of nothingness, awed by it's beauty and the secret it holds, sometimes, I wonder about other intelligent beings out there......

For instance:

What ticks them?

Or rather, how do they handle the ticks..

Can they sing or dance or both simultaneously? Are they survivors, like us humans? I found an old video that held a satisfactory answer to these questions:

Have they been spying on us? Or if they did, what was their take home message?

Do they have plans to attack us? Are they training to prepare for some covert operation that is more effective than the Ops Sikap (maybe we should come up with the same Ops Sikap but we monitor sikap polis eh?)....

Well, technically, I consider Rocky an Alien past Rocky 6...I mean, how can any character that old, last that long?

What could they possibly be like? Could they operate like the Vogons?

Huh...funny how that video reminded me of our Opis Gomen.....(Government Servants)

If they are more intelligent than us, do they hold the answer to life's ultimate questions; to life the universe and everything...

I'm sure if given to the Malaysian Kampung (not sure about Kampung Baru though) and estate dwellers, the answer to the ultimate questions; to life the universe and everything... may just be "Barisan National"...I mean, that is what is fed to them by the incumbent government, can you blame them?

Are they waiting for us to contact them? No, not BN, but the Aliens...stick with the programme will ya..

You know what, if you have metal scrap you need to recycle, here's something you can do in your free's handy if you have nasty neighbours ...but make sure they have their annual medical check up done, and their health insurance updated.....

I hope Prof Hawking's statement will put an end to the Alien-deniers (well, branding people seem to be a trend nowadays....climate skeptics, climate alarmists, terrorists..etc..etc...I'm jumping on the bandwagon...) claim that those who are abducted by aliens are pranksters and attention seekers... Like God, just coz we can't visually see Him, doesn't mean He doesn't exist...All in all, I think Calvin and Hobbes may have the answer as to whether there are really intelligent beings out there, somewhere in the creases of the universe...

And there you need space scientist for that answer....

Monday, 19 April 2010

SAY YES! TO TIGER PROTECTION !! And NO, this is not a Condom Ad.......

Observing the development of the Malaysian politics reminded me of my trip to the zoo when I was a child, except that the zoo trip was less unpleasant and I was then, naive. Well, almost like a zoo because commonly, frogs are not locked up in the zoos. Maybe it's high time we do, instead of letting them jump around in our parliaments.

Below: A not so average frog species jumping around in our political system....
Perhaps, the system should come up with a law on how to handle this species of frogs...crucify them, politically of course...
Or maybe I don't like the zoo because, perhaps in the Zoo, animals are categorized and then locked in their own cages; no mingling around with other species. The authorities will insist that every animal is happy in their own confined habitat, segregated from each other. The animals are made to believe that this is how life should be for them. How sad is that? Kind of like the lives of humans come to think of it. People are not happy until we manage to "figure out" a person and categorize them. It's not as bad just to categorize I suppose, because what one do not know, one fears. But to discriminate based upon categorizations, is where lies the root of human problems. Then again, that is but another story. I digress.

Animals should be allowed to enjoy the freedom, something like what we can observe in the video below :

Amongst many animals, I find Tigers to be one of the most magnificent creatures to roam the jungle. Although lions appear to be the King of The Jungle, Tigers apparently are the King of all Pussies. Well, technically, they are big pussy cats. That may explain the tendency of Tiger Woods to look for other pussies. He must have gotten lonely in his spare time, and reached out for fellow pussies for company. Lesson to learn here is never to name your kids "Tiger"....and umm...well... names like Fakhim (my daughter's friend's name and I kid you not...).

According to the Chinese Calendar, this is the year of the Tiger. That explains all the parodies and funny videos circulating in the Internet out there vis a vis our friend, Tiger Woods. Jokes like, "A Lion may not cheat on it's wife, but a Tiger Wood" and "Tiger Woods sat on Santa's lap. Santa goes 'Ho Ho Ho' and Tiger went "where?! where?! where?!". I know, it's just so lame, but they are out there...

Videos such as the one I've posted below, are scattered all over the Internet.

On a more melancholy tone however, certain species of Tigers are found to be extincting. It's too bad that species like Tiger Woods in it's philandering sense, are far from extinction. Society are not very kind to a "hole in two" as they would appreciate his "hole in one". Apparently, there should be no threesome or multisome in golf either...


Let us carry on with the actual issue involving these magnificent creature called the Tigers. Why do we need to preserve tigers? Just as we need to preserve everything, with the exception of dinosaurs and corrupted politicians/bureaucrats, since their extinction probably made human life possible on earth,(the latter, their extinction will make human peace possible) tigers are of no exception. Talk about divine intervention in favor of humans species, the mass existence, including the dinosaurs were hit by asteroids hence plunging them into extinction. Well, that's what the latest hypothesis seem to suggest. Between you and me, I suspect they died due to suffocation from their own dung...and if we the human species do not learn from this tragedy, we too may plunge to extinction the same way... Of course, this theory of preserving everything is not applicable to hoarders, who probably use this same theory as an excuse for their compulsive hoarding. And oh, this also does not apply to politicians like Samy Veloo...I think we should not preserve politicians the way we preserve other species. We should preserve the nature, and people who grow from bald to a scalp full of hair as they grow older, is just not natural. Again, I digress.

Every species makes up an ecosystem, one similar to that in the offices that you work in. Oh, wait, that is more relevant to a food chain system, whereby the reason why you stayed back at workplace is because you don't want to end up at the bottom of the food chain. Just like music, where every note is an equal, ecosystem recognizes it's components as equals too...hence the existence of true democracy. Take one away, it upsets the universal balance and this is like tossing a boomerang and getting hit on the head as you turn around to walk away, thinking you've gotten rid of what you've tossed out. And that is why, that not only that we have to preserve the tigers, we should try to preserve everything that makes up our natural ecosystem.

Above: an example of an ecosystem.

Here is a list, namely THE RED LIST 2009, or HERE is the list for the extincting tigers prepared by the IUCN charting the current endangered species. I am a bit upset with this list because the IUCN had left out two species under the amphibian and the reptiles; which are, the Lissamphibia ( may want to check out this link by clicking on it ;-> ) and Squamata subclasses, found roaming around unsupervised in our parliamentary sittings.

Amongst the endangered species, are the a few species of Tigers. HERE and HERE, are a good article regarding tigers and extinction. Here's an article about the White Tiger.

According to the WWF, "tigers are poisoned, shot, trapped and snared, and the majority of these animals are sought to meet the demands of a continuing illegal wildlife trade - which includes traditional Chinese medicine." The tiger's organs are claimed to be powerful aphrodisiacs or to have healing or poisoning abilities. Between 1999 and 2003, says Defenders of Wildlife, poachers in India alone "slaughtered more than 100 tigers and by late 2004 had wiped out all 28 in the world-famous Sariska tiger reserve."

Hunting and poaching are not the only human threats to tigers. Agriculture has encroached upon tiger habitation. "Perhaps the greatest long-term threats are the loss of habitat and the depletion of the tiger's natural prey," says the WWF.

To some, the picture on the left would be considered as a Kodak Moment. To people who decipher not the joy of killing God's creature for the sake of entertainment or as a prized trophy, this is indeed a Prozac Moment.

Below: some of the magnificent tiger species, feared to be on their way to : you can double click on pictures to get a bigger view as well as to ascertain it's species.

We need to protect these tigers, and by "protection for the tigers" I do not mean "make them wear condoms". but a word of caution though. In our zealous effort to saving the animals, we must however, remember that we should not compromise the human species in the process. THIS be an interesting article to site a good example of what I've just said.

And of course, it is always healthy to view two sides of the story. Whilst the rest of the world are uniting under the WWF umbrella and other similar organizations to protect the wildlife against well, humans mainly, I bring you the people who have issues with the WWF. You can read the war between Lyndon La Rouche and WWF HERE,and the scandal about the program of WWF. I feel the need to hand you over both sides of the coin, so as you will be aware that there are people out there that who may take advantage on our sentiments of righteousness. I'm only putting the facts for your perusal in hope that this may instigate your curiosity to investigate further, in hope of finding the actual truth...

Despite the finger pointing, and the politics behind world life conservation, I am a firm believer that as long as man walks on the surface of the earth, we should at least show some gratitude towards our Creator by respecting His other creations and take responsibility in taking care of the earth and it's content. It is not self importance, it's just taking responsibility since apparently, we are the species created with the ability of mental deduction, although sometimes, reading about the human activities, and what we do to our fellow beings, this is a difficult fact to swallow.

Having said that, we must however be careful, through which channel we choose to perform our duty as a compassionate human being. Harming our own species in the event of saving other species may just beat the purpose of of it all. Just because humans are overpopulated, it doesn't mean that each life is of no value. It is the life of the people who cannot appreciate the value of life, are the ones who have no self value. But taking one's life, is never the solution.

Imagine if one day, should tigers extinct, how are we going to explain to our kids who killed characters like Hobbes and Tigger?

I leave you with a video of a stand up comedy by George Carlin. You may or may not agree with him, but we can at least agree to have a good laugh even just for a while......


...Click here to find out how deep the rabbit hole goes.....

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Good Side

I finally got around to watching "The Blind Side". I cried mostly throughout the movie, then wondered, why did I watch it in the first place, because one is suppose to relax, unwind and enjoy when watching movie. I was far from being relaxed and instead of unwinding, I was rewinded. But the movie moved me in the familiar places deep down in my heart. And at the end of it, I was left with a warm fuzzy feel good emotion, a set of puffy eyes and half a bucket of used tissues full of the product of my emotion.

Every one has their own story. What I call Kodak and Prozak moments. I have mine. Sometimes, you've got to watch the sad story of others to realized, despite the problems we face, how blessed we are still, that no matter how big we think our problems are, there are other people with bigger problems out there, living their nightmare. Some may say, why compare ourselves with people who are less fortunate? Well, to be able to have the feeling of competitiveness, I guess it makes sense to look for happier stories. But what good is a human being when we fail to have some sense of gratitude.

Michael Oher's story reminds us that life is about choices. We may wonder why some people are born privileged, why some are born on the streets with nothing but bad news to keep them company. Well, life's a test, so it's true what they say that life's a bitch. Humans may measure success as worldly endeavours, but it may not be so with God. Perhaps, those who are tested greater, have the chance of scoring higher than those born privileged, and less tested in the eyes of God. So basically, we are all at square one when we begin.

How are we to know? We can't even begin to answer the question of why are we even here, on earth in the first place.

Either one is born privileged or poor, God gives us the gift of choice. Whichever path we take, is at our freewill, and the consequences are ours. The scoring is not about how much money one makes, or how comfortable one's life is, but what he manages to make himself to be at the end of the journey called life. He gave us the manual in the form of His Books, His apostles sent from time to time, teaching the same goodness and humanity, and He gave us the freedom to think and use our brains. The rest is up to us, our choice to determine which direction we are going with our life.

Everyone should watch this movie. It will remind us of how good it is to be human beings......of having The Good Side....

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The Matrix ..Unloaded....

Prologue: For my Facebook readers (via Notes Application), please click HERE for full digital experience...

I never really get the "Matrix" the first time I watched it. Then again, I'm a doctor. My imagination died the very moment I entered the Medical Faculty. Haven't you heard? Medical Faculty is where you go to materialize your dreams, at the expense of your imagination. Let me put it to you uneloquently; Medical School kills ideas....yes, if you have ideas and want to kill them...enter the Medical the time they're done with you, your idea of a "sense of humor" is something that only fellow doctors will comprehend and share the laughter and the rest of the world don't understand what on earth you are trying to say but just laugh because you're a doctor and it's only polite.And as though we haven't had enough ideas killed, we will go back in to pursue our studies, or "specialize" to make sure we kill whatever ideas left for good the second time around.

But really, I digress. Back to the "Matrix". Even though it wasn't in my plan to become a General Practitioner, well, sometimes life takes a turn somewhere you don't plan to go and you are left with not many choices except to succumb to it. So, as mind snoozing as it is, I did what I had to do. (I mean really, after some time, even Viagra won't be able to aid my mental erectile dysfunction) . It took some getting used to, like a wild horse dragged into the sea in order to calm it. But I guess, my restless soul found something to do during all that ample time. It gave me room, with a window of opportunity to feast my eyes into other aspects of life other than the world of Medicine.

With this free time to think, I realize that the Matrix is a metaphor of our lives. I mean, think about it....(exactly what we are deprived of in our hectic schedule...thinking about life because we are busy living it).

Freedom is taken away from us the moment we come out of our mothers' wombs. Expectations follow through. We don't cry, someone slaps our soft butts to make sure we do, and then we are all Apgar-scored. Imagine that, just a few seconds of living and we are already being graded. If anyone says there is any freedom in life, he's actually farting thinking that's actually talking.

Floating contentedly in our own urine (really, what did you think the amniotic fluid was all about?), free to not think, feeling comfortable in our own skin without anyone judging, no schedules or commitments to keep, no wanting, no prejudice ( we all looked like tadpoles in early embryonic stages, what is there to feel prejudice about), really, it's no wonder babies cry when their term in mommy's comfy womb is over. Well, either that or when we start eating our shit, (meconium....see what I mean about the medical jokes) we know it's time to get out into the real world. Bye bye carefree life, hello screwed up world, here I come !! (hmm...dejavu to "here I cum").

What is the Matrix?

Interesting choice, a battery. In a way, we function as a battery. We give our energy to generate reward to the people who we work for and after being tired the whole day at work, we go back to sleep, recharge. If we are rechargeable, our service is needed for a longer period. When the battery defaults, it will be replaced by a new one. The more efficient batteries a company have the more income they generate.

To keep the us all occupied, what better way than to cover our senses? Control our brains and senses, is to control the whole human being. Create a scenario, a system to keep us all under control, this is done by the media, what is taught to us by the system etc. After all, what is "real"?

Oops...sorry, wrong video. Here's the one:

(Click on the Rabbit Hole, to find out how deep it goes......not the red one you silly goose!!!...look below you..yes, the purple link....).

The thing about the Matrix, was that the people were born into a set of law, culture and mind set, formulated by a programme. People were too busy "living" that no one took noticed or even if they did, were preoccupied with "living" to be able to have time to entertain the queries in their minds. That there was something that felt just not right, yet they could not put their fingers on it. Only those who really pursue in search of answering that query in their minds will find the answer.

Doesn't that sound familiar to you and me? The same applies to real life, our lives. We were born into this world and our minds were fed, with a set of way of thinking, and as it love being the portal of deliverance, we trusted what was shoved to us since the day we were born. We trusted what our parents had taught us, what their parents had taught them ,what our teachers had taught us, what our system had embed into our minds , most of the time, without questioning them. In short, we were all "conditioned". Those who chooses to remain happy, will not bother to reach out for the truth, an well, actually, ignorance is bliss.

Go on, take the red pill..............

Take our system for example. Need there really be boundaries that divide mankind into countries, when this is as a matter of fact, God's earth and God is always generous to His subjects? Who was it that said, "Hey, this area here is my territory and whoever crosses this line will be killed"? It is us who divided ourselves so that only a few people rule us within that man made lines. The same lines that changes through time, and every time it changes, lives are being sacrificed in the name of, be it God, Culture, Ideology and so forth. And they are just lines. How many more lives should be sacrificed just to erect those lines between us? How we proclaim ourselves to be "intelligent lifeforms" is beyond me.

Because of such importance given to these mere man-made lines on the surface of the earth, imaginary if i may add, humans find excuses to belong to either sides of the lines. Usually religion and race seem to be the effective tools. But really, what are we fighting for? Humanity? It doesn't look like it. Religion? Do we really need to kill another human being just because they do not believe what we believe? Or they do not eat what we eat? They do not wear what we wear? They pray to God differently, although you know that they pray to the same God. Are all those more important than keeping humanity alive? Tell me, what good is a religion when you kill others for it, and in it's name? It beats the whole purpose of why it was sent to us by God in the first place. Same goes with ideologies. The idea sold cannot be that great if human lives have to be sacrificed for it.

If humans go back to practicing humanity as the guidelines for living, perhaps we will be able to live peacefully amongst ourselves and accept each other as what we are. No wars. No hurting each other. The idea sound very idealistic because we condoned it to be just merely an idea.

A more mind boggling question would be who are we fighting against ourselves for? Seem to me, every time war starts, a few people make the money..the same few people in this world. Just do a little bit of research and you'll find the answers. But of course, you don't have the time because you are so preoccupied with your work. There are mortgages to pay, food to put on the table, bigger and more worldly materials to purchase for this have become the measurement of a man. A man is no longer judged by what he's made of, but what he makes. What he makes normally is at the expense of what he's made of unfortunately.

Imagine if we all listened to John Lennon. There will be no reason for us to fight and kill each other. I'm sure the Drug Barons and the Arms Dealers will never agree to this... Maybe that was why John Lennon was murdered.

Take a listen to the lyrics and imagine the implication of executing this;

Just in case you are looking for the answer to the Matrix, perhaps George Carlin will be able to help ;-D

I wrote about the New World Order some time back, just in case you've decided to take the Red Pill...

Well, I end my post with this message :

The Rabbit Hole of this post ENDS HERE. However, the Rabbit hole of life depends on which pill you took. For those of you who chose to take the Blue Pill, have a great slumber. Hmm....maybe that is why Viagra a.k.a the Pill, is blue in color...coincidence? I don't think so.........

...Click here to find out how deep the rabbit hole goes.....

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Stand Up Comedies on a slow lazy sunday......

I love stand up comedies. Then again, who doesn't. I think, the only place where humor is dead, is in Islam. Well, can't blame us Muslims, we need our heads intact to laugh and Salman Rushdie amongst many may be able to testify for that, there is no room for imagination and sense of humor when it comes to Islam. The autarities make sure of that. "What?!! Are you laughing at God? Off with your heads you blasphemous infidels!!! It's not okay to joke about religion...don't you know that!! Just insult the religion by making it look stupid with our daily practices.....anything but making verbal jokes!! It's inappropriate and defaming Islam!!". It reminds me of the people who live for others. It's okay to make mistakes but do not leak this out to others so as to save face. It's all about the image...never mind with the sincerity in living...the hell with that. Okay, I'll shut up now..

Funny though, I love my parents very very much, and I respect them a great deal. Occasionally, I make jokes and tease them and it's nice to know that you can do that with the people you love, because they won't mind it. Same thing with God. I think if a person feels like he/she is close to God, sometimes it's okay, but within limits, to make jokes about Him knowing that just like our parents who loves us, He won't mind. I bet He's laughing at us right now from somewhere out there....

Below, I've posted 3 stand up comedies for you to enjoy on this wonderful Sunday morning. If you're into science, then you may enjoy Brian Malow, a scientist turn comedian. I guess the US is producing too many scientists nowadays that some may have to look for other jobs due to the saturation in that profession. I don't think in Malaysia we can afford to have a scientist to turn away from his/her work, because we are so lacking with scientists. There's so much work to do and judging from the experiment that consisted of blowing bubbles in space as performed by the ass-or-not we shot to auta space recently, seriously, we've got a loooooooooong way to catch up with science.

And by the way, that blowing bubbles experiment is partly the reason why the autarities have decided that Science should be taught in BM rather than in English, because, really, think about it..... the word "blow job" is inappropriate compared to the eloquent word of "tiup buih" ....this is science we're talking about people, not porn..have a little respect for science..

The last two videos are about people with religion and atheist poking fun with each other...enjoy ;-D

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Matthias Chang on Hunger Strike : An Article to Ponder on

I was browsing through the net when I bumped into an interesting article. This is for all of us to read over a cup of tea, or whatever it is you sip as a signature relaxing beverage, to ponder hard and analyze our reaction towards this whole incident. Sometimes, it's easier to pass judgement on others then it is to take a moment to think, whether our actions or inaction are as bad as the actions or inaction of the people we tend to judge. Are we walking the walk and talking the talk? What difference are we from the people who we harshly critique if we too become like them?

CLICK HERE for the source of the article. I took the liberty to post this article in it's whole entirety...

Look at the Matthias Chang case impersonally
U-En Ng
Apr 5, 10

I refer to the Bernama report on Matthias Chang's committal to prison for contempt of court, and the letter from one of your readers.

I have often found Chang's views to be repulsive and the design of his books to be odious. I should prefer to keep him as far away as possible from myself.

However, my personal preferences have utterly no bearing on the matter of principle he is trying to defend – a fact that seems to elude the majority of both your readers and those of another site.

We gleefully suggest that the warders throw away the key or else we say with so much righteous indignation padan muka or words to that effect: you reap what you sow, and the like. We are quick to condemn him as a fitting sacrifice on the altar of judicial impurity – the same altar we believe he helped desecrate with the blood of better judges and the bitter moans of blind justice prostituted for filthy lucre.

Doesn't vengeance taste sweet?

But what do we ourselves become in the process? Do we support the misapplication of judicial power if the subject of abuse is someone we dislike? Someone ugly, perhaps? Does our concept of democracy, justice, and freedom include heroes like Anwar Ibrahim but exclude 'villains' such as Matthias Chang by default?

The point Chang appears to be trying to illustrate is this: if you, a member of the rakyat, should have the misfortune to irritate a judge, that judge can and apparently will fine you a large sum of money, in lieu of which you shall go to prison – and all on the suggestion of your opponent's lawyers.

You have no right to conduct a defence against the judge's claim and your own lawyers have no standing to argue your case.

I have absolutely no idea if what Chang says is true but shouting him down and ignoring the issue simply because we dislike the person who brings it up is the purest form of self-deluding hypocritical idiocy that can possibly spew from the hearts of those who call themselves liberals and democrats.

Does vengeance still taste as sweet? Perhaps it does, as long as we remain free to apply one set of rules to one lot of people, and different set to another – but it would be far better that we should abandon our pretences and don our black shirts and jackboots and cry Sieg Heil'.

Self-delusion goes only so far. We should at least try to be honest totalitarians.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Don't forget to forget....

I found this very interesting article on how to erase or alter memories. I guess a couple of scientist got bored on their day off and saw a rat running around in their unkept house or something, and decided to become productive in handling the rat problem. That's what I would call, "you don't get mad, just get even".

Here, read this:


After reading this article, apart from feeling deeply sorry for the rat that was experimented on, and having this weird idea that what if humans are God's experiment, I allowed the more pleasant imaginations seep into my imaginary know, the one that the autarities and the religionists try extremely hard to kill......apart from killing thinking itself, but that is of course another story.

A thought crossed my crooked mind. Wouldn't it be superb if we could instead come up with a gadget that erases one's credit account, poof! just like that. With this ability to erase one's memory, however, the credit account will still be there but, I wonder if we could claim that the operation done to erase the memory of the trauma of running down a Mat Rempit with our car and got away with pleading temporary insanity, had caused a side effect of memory loss in the accounts department of the brain, hence the erased memory of ever using the credit card. We can sue the surgeon and use the money to finally pay off the credit card...Not a bad thought eh?

Or a gadget that can totally erase the person that causes mental trauma, our bosses for instance. Oh but of course they already have human erasers!! They are also known as the "hit man", like the one that erased JFK, Malcolm X etc...

Unfortunately, we have to just settle with chemicals that can erase our memory of the trauma, not erase the traumatizer....

Well, I guess that's better than nothing. Apart from mental trauma such as being raped, be it female or male or the gender confused, memories of war, or the memories of being trapped in an elevator for a couple of hours with your mother in law, I suppose the usage is limited, unless it goes commercialize like the botox, where everyone suddenly want the same treatment use to relief anal fissure, on their faces. Funny how many organs from the rear end, ends up on one's face..(and I'm not talking about felatio here, excuse me) the skin grafting, plastic surgery...and now botox. It gives a whole new meaning to "kissing asses".

Assuming this "erase one's memory" goes commercial, what would we want to erase?'s some from the top of my head :


1. the fact that our premier is allegedly or implicated as a murderer. Wake up one morning post procedure and feel the sudden urge go hug Najib, say thank you for the brilliant repackaging job done on the NEP. But the moment you walk up to the PM's office and your eyes caught a glimpse of Rosmah's picture hanging on the wall, tilted obviously due to the heaviness of her situation, your instinct tells you to turn around and go get a frappe chino instead. You suddenly develop a new phenomenon called C4bia....

2. the fact that the opposition leader is an alleged sodomist, and definitely erase that picture of mattresses being carried in and out of court, one you saw on CNN and BBC. Wake up one morning and feel the sudden urge to go hug Anwar..only, something at the back of you mind is nagging, "Do not pick up money found on the not pick up money found on the floor". You end up with no memory of Anwar being an alleged sodomist, but end up with this nagging puzzle at the back of your mind as to why your instinct tells you not to pick up money from the floor...

3. the trauma of loosing a spouse. I lost mine. But I don't think erasing the memory of him is going to help, since the last thing I need is to wake up one morning post procedure, wondering who the hell is that loud teenage girl doing in the living room, finishing my carton of milk, and calling me mom. Or for those who don't have kids, wake up one morning wondering how she lost her virginity. Or if it's a man, wake up one morning wondering ..ah don't wonder with their actual head in the mornings....

4. for those traumatized by maths, erase the memory of ever sitting in classroom, slowly being murdered by trigonometry. You may wake up one morning, post procedure, wondering why you have extra one finger on both hands each....the doctor forgot to tell you that you may suffer the side effects of forgetting how to count.

5. Although for those of you who have awful in laws, , especially mother in laws. This method of erasing of memory of them may be useful. You wake up one morning post procedure, convinced that you've been lucky to be married to an ET. I can live with that.

6. For those die hard MJ fan, erase the memory of his death. You wake up one morning wondering, there's so many people dressed up like MJ, look like MJ, sound like MJ, dance almost like MJ, "will the real MJ please stand up"..after all, his songs are still playing as though he never left us...our kids are listening and singing to his songs, dancing his moves...something will never die, in MJ's case, someone...may he rest in peace.

7. erase the memory of having bad sex with nasty partner, not to mention the awkward conversation that follows afterwards. Only thing is that this procedure may risk erasing your memory of how to have sex at of the rare words you don't want coming from your surgeon's mouth, "Ooops...."

8. the memory of the fashion you followed aptly in the 70s

Here are some memory alteration we can perform on others. given the time, I can think of many more, but these two are just the ones from the top of my head...which is in a hurry to do other stuff right now :

1. the memories of the politicians at the speech center level, make them forget how to talk, save us the useless rhetoric. They're better off on mute mode. Just shut up and do the job.
As for alteration of memories, I'm sure if it 's up to us, here's what we, Malaysians want:

2. Alter the memory of Ibrahim Ali, Zulkifli Nordin dan kawasan kawasan yang sewaktu dengannya. Let them wake up one morning post procedure thinking that they are transvestite erotic dancers. Oh God, I've just imagined the scene and i think I badly need to erase THAT traumatic picture!!

Although some memory you want to erase, like getting sodomised by politicians even without physical penetration, most memories we need to keep because it's the memories, be it good or bad are what makes us all what we are today. After all, if we got burnt for holding onto something hot, we need to remember it's hot so that we know how to handle the hot stuff in the future...

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain"

- some masochist -

Friday, 2 April 2010

Matthias Chang on Hunger Strike

Unlike every other morning whereby I'm woken up by my hand phone alarm to the tune of a "cockedoodledoo", I was instead woken up by my message alarm, an Austin Powers wanabe voice, "You've got mail bayyybeeeyy". It was a message from a friend who is close to Matthias Chang. He forwarded this sms;

"Dear Sir/Mdm, our father Matthias Chang is now in prison and is on Hunger Strike and will continue to do so until Justice Noor Azian agrees not to abuse lawyers and/or litigants and the relevant authoritties agree to review the draconian contempt law as provided under order 52 1 (A), of the rules of the high court 1980. Uncles and Aunties, please please help us to spread this sms out to your friends and family. we will forever be grateful to you. You have our gratitude.
From Matthias Chang's children."

Well, hunger strike, hooray!!! The exact reason why I love Mahatma Gandhi !! (well, amongst many other qualities he possess that rarely we find in any man at the present moment).

Only last few weeks I had dinner with Matthias candle-lightish about it. It was an invitation by my friend who knows Mathias and thought that since I love his book, why not go out to dinner and meet the man himself. Oh, by the way, I saw him eating and let's just say I'm not worried about him, because he can afford to go on Hunger Strike, longer than Mahatma Gandhi or Raja Petra can :)

And dinner dragged on till almost midnight. I have to say, he's fun to listen to...not really to have a conversation with because frankly, he's a little bit full of himself, and a more than one way conversation is not really his style but hey, he is brilliant,(therefore almost always a wee bit eccentric, in a complimentary manner and misunderstood) witty and resourceful and I don't really mind hanging around people who are full of himself, as long as "himself" is terribly captivating to listen to. Well, we stayed till late.

He narrated to us his adventures at the time he volunteered via PGPA to send army tanks to the Middle East, to help the Palestinians fight Israel and his misadventure of getting detained and deported to Egypt. I must say, I was taken in, despite his occasionally foul choice of language (which I don't mind at all. I've long learned through experience; what is the point of having a person with a posh appearance, yet have an unposh conduct, bribery for instance...most corrupted politicians speak in a very eloquent manner..what good does this ostentatious method of delivering poison do to us?), with his passion for justice. He is known to be a bit of a rebel, but so was Mahatma Gandhi, Raja Petra, Karpal Singh, Malcolm X, James Dean (although no one knows the cause of his rebel hitherto) , depends on who hands out the definition. After all, the Americans went in and raped Iraq in order to "fight terrorism". What's raping Iraq called then? Consensual sex with a dash of masochism?

Apparently, apart from being called amongst many, "Mahathir's mouth piece", he not only use his mouth, but his body goes to help the Palestinians too...apart from the books he wrote which, personally, are an interesting, can't put down reads. Can't say much about the people who has been calling him names. A reliable source told me, despite serving as Political Secretary to Mahathir, and is currently Mahathir's speech writer and political adviser to the Iranian Government,(if my memory serves me well), he has never once asked for any favor from the former premier, which I find really an admirable character.

He predicted this court hoo haas too, well, maybe not the contempt or the one month jail bit, but he did mention that he's going to cause hell should the justice not be served. Then again, he managed to predict the economic tsunami and a couple more financial catastrophe, and got them right, it's not even funny anymore..I guess predicting his own court case was a piece of cake. He did mention that he will expose the fraud executed covertly by the credit company to gain money from oblivious credit card users..If I were you, I'd run back and scrutinize your credit card billing to make sure they do not charge you especially "late charges". Apparently, judging by the statement in the Star, (source HERE)
"Last Friday Noor Azian had dismissed his suit, and ruled that Chang had failed to prove his case after hearing witnesses from both sides as well as submissions", I suppose it is safe to assume that Judge Noor Azian was not interested in how we are all screwed by the credit corporation.

Love him or hate him, I have to say, he is an interesting character to follow...and I'm not saying it because he paid for dinner :)
(Click on the Rabbit hole, to read Matthias Chang's Press Statement, and other statements)

Below is the Press Statement made by Matthias Chang;

My conviction by Justice Noor Azian Bt Shaari is a clear example that judges are above criticisms, no matter what they say in court - making snide remarks, belittling counsels, denigrating their integrity, being rude and offensive to litigants and lawyers and conduct calculated to intimidate.

Judges do so knowing that they are immune from any legal action. Additionally, they have the weapon of "Contempt of Court" to ensure that any opposition to their obnoxious conduct will be put down as being disrespectful to the court.

A case in point - a former Federal Court judge in delivering his judgment made defamatory allegations against a former finance minister who was not a party to the proceedings. It was a grievous wrong. It was only when the former minister, at great expense in engaging senior lawyers, applied to have the statements expunged, that the wrongs inflicted on him were somewhat put right. However, no action was taken against the judge. But of the millions who read the defamatory statements published by the mass media, how many knew that the statements have been expunged and the judge had no business whatsoever to defame the former minister? A man's reputation and integrity has been smeared beyond repair. For those who cannot engage a lawyer, their fate is buried in the memory hole.

Several years ago, I had commenced legal action against leading members of the Freemasons, which included an Appellate Court judge. The High Court judge told my counsel that unless I withdrew my case I would be cited for contempt. My counsel was courageous enough to tell him off, and he backed off, and the abuse by the judge was avoided. My counsel was a former President of the Bar Council.

To cite one example of Justice Noor Azian's unbecoming conduct as a judge in my case before her - after ordering my arrest and having placed me in custody at the basement of the Court Complex at the instigation of Defence Counsel, she asked the counsels present for directions as to how to proceed with contempt against me. Defence Counsel, one Mr. Prakash Menon gave wrong advice to the judge, not even knowing that the relevant law was amended. When my counsel attempted to draw her attention to the amended law, the judge interjected and went on a tirade of insults and abuse, accusing them of conduct unbecoming, unethical behaviour and lack of decorum.

When my counsels, as was their duty, drew attention to the relevant laws, thereby saving her much embarrassment for her ignorance, she did not retract the derogatory statements and or thank my counsels for their assistance. Such is her arrogance.

Such abuse is all too common and while many lawyers have privately complained about such behaviour of judges, few have dared to take any action.

For my stand against such abuse and conduct unbecoming of a judge, Justice Noor Azian took it upon herself to be "judge, jury and executioner". No doubt, such a law exists that gives her such draconian powers. It does not mean that it is right. The law was amended, after Zainur Zakaria was cited for contempt when he was defending Anwar Ibrahim in the first sodomy trial.

The amended law is an unjust law and is prone to abuse by judges. Such an abuse has occurred in my case.

I was fined RM20,000 to be paid within a week from 25th March 2010. I refuse to pay the fine and I am willing to go to jail in protest against such a draconian law. I had initially contemplated to appeal to the Appellate Courts, but soon realised that whatever the outcome the draconian law will remain. I therefore, decided not to appeal.

It is my hope that my incarceration will draw attention to all concerned that this specific law of contempt, Order 52 1A of the Rules of The High Court 1980 is unjust, has been abused and will be abused in the future.

In closing I quote:

"One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, lovingly, and with a willingness to accept the penalty. I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law."

Martin Luther King

Matthias Chang
31st March 2010

Below: his note on the new contempt of court law which he described as draconian.


Order 52 1A of the Rules of the High Court

(1) If a contempt is committed in the face of the Court, it shall not be necessary to serve formal notice to show cause, but the Court shall ensure that the person alleged to be in contempt understands the nature of the offence alleged against him and has the opportunity to be heard in his own defence, and the Court shall make a proper record of the proceedings.

(2) Where a Judge is satisfied that a contempt has been committed in the face of the Court, the Judge may order the comtemnor to appear before him on the same day at the time fixed by the Court for the purpose of purging his contempt.

(3) Where such person has purged his contempt, by tendering his unreserved apology to the Court, and the Judge considers the contempt to be not of a serious nature, the Judge may excuse such person and no further action shall be taken against him.

(4) Where such person declines or refuses to purge his contempt, then the Judge shall sentence him.


At 3pm Matthias Chang presented himself at Justice Noor Azian’s Court to commence his unjust sentence of one month’s imprisonment for contempt of court in opposing her abuse of his three Counsels and of himself.

Many of his friends and colleagues were present to lend their support.

However, after waiting for one and half hours outside the Court premises, Matthias and his Counsels were told that the Judge was on leave and that the Deputy Registrar would be handling the matter and deliberations would be in chambers.

However, Matthias and his Counsels refused to enter the Deputy Registrar’s chambers on account that the said Judge on the 25th March 2010 insisted that all deliberations be held in Open Court and in full view of the public and the deliberations duly video-recorded. They insisted that as the Judge had convicted and sentenced Matthias in open court so as to humiliate him, the enforcement of the contempt order likewise should be done in Open Court. Matthias conveyed to the Court’s officials that he was fighting on a matter of principle and the matter must be heard in Open Court.

One of the largest Chinese NGOs, the Malaysian Federation of Kong Siew Association (a Chinese Clan association) represented by the President, Mr. Michael Ho and members of the Executive Committee offered to pay the fine of RM20,000 so as to prevent the incarceration of Matthias and a bankdraft for that amount was procured.

However, at the insistence of Matthias, the same was withdrawn, as he insisted on serving his sentence to expose the draconian contempt law in Malaysia and such abuses.

At the close of the day, Matthias’ Counsels were informed that as the time for paying the fine of RM20,000 only expired today i.e. Wednesday, 31st March 2010, and as Matthias has refused to pay the fine, he could only served his sentence on Thursday, 1st April, 2010.

Matthias then informed the Court officials that just as he had presented himself today, he will do so again tomorrow (Thursday) at 9.30am at the court premises to serve his sentence.

In Matthias Chang’s Press Statement issued today, he referred to two other occasions whereby Judges have abused their power.

However, Matthias informed the press who were in attendance, that there were other major cases of abuse committed by judges, namely that of Justice Ian Chin of the Sarawak High Court who made disparaging remarks against the former Prime Minister and then made several seditious remarks, one of which was that Malaysia used similar methods as the East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi. No action was taken against the judge for his defamatory and seditious statements and it was only after a police report was lodged against the said judge by Matthias that he resigned.

In the kangaroo court of the Royal Commission, set up by the fifth prime minister of Malaysia, Abdullah Badawi, to exact political vengeance on Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, yet again, a Judge of the said Commission made defamatory and unfounded statements against the 4th prime minister of Malaysia. As the judge enjoyed immunity, no action was taken.

This is an alarming trend and if judges are allowed to abuse their position to cast aspersions, inflict defamatory allegations on litigants and their lawyers and utter statements calculated to intimidate, there can be no justice and the entire judicial system will be brought into disrepute.

We hope that the incarceration of Matthias Chang will open the eyes of the civil society in Malaysia to this insidious danger.

We thank you all for the support and we hope that you will continue in your efforts to demand that the injustice of the conviction inflicted on Matthias Chang be overturned and that the draconian contempt laws of Malaysia be reviewed and revised.
He was the political adviser of Tun Mahathir and many who do not like the former premier do not appreciate who he dines with. That includes Matthias Chang, as evidence in a Malaysiakini article by Rozario. (THIS, on the other hand, is an article also publish in Malaysiakini, rebuking the article from Rozario, in defense of Matthias). Well, I know it looks bad for Matthias, drinking tea with the "wrong company" and I understand people's's like me telling the Ninja folks, "I don't consume alcohol but I love hanging out with drunkards because frankly they are the more fun company than the sober", and getting the holy-WTF look thrown at me.

Sitting with him across the table, listening and observing him, and of course after knowing what he did in his spare time, like "Oh, I just went to the Middle East to deliver this army tanks to help Palestinians fight Israel" kind of something, a thought struck me. Why would he bother carrying his ass all the way to the Middle East, risk his life along with others, to help humans who don't even share the same religion as him.

It is easier for people to talk about what they would like to do,or should do rather than people who just drop everything and actually go do it.. he and the others with him would have surprised NIKE for taking their ad tagline too seriously. If that is not for the true love for justice, I wonder what else is. One do not have the need to go risk their lives just to get a Datukship nowadays, you can DatukshOp with negotiable price apparently. So why bother risking his life? Ponder on that for a minute.

I may be naive when it comes to politics, but I do believe in "actions speaks louder than rhetoric". If someone does not take a single favor from his boss even though he could have, help fight for human lives because they are humans in need of justice regardless of color, race etc, I think that is testimony by itself.

Alas! Let's hope all this ordeal turn out to have positive effect on our legal system. God knows the justice system needs a face lift, if it plans to show it's face to us after loosing credibility especially during the Lingam's infamous "Caaaarrect! Caaaaarrect! Caaarrect!" video.
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