Friday, November 20, 2009
Having contemplated many things on the nature of writing and penning one’s thoughts into an online medium, I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be better for me to simply talk to someone or punch something instead whenever I feel strong emotions. This has been an interesting experiment in finding the many pieces that make up the puzzle that I am, and I am happy to say I have a more complete picture than I used to. I will be writing again, for sure, but it will be less whimsical, and perhaps more substantive next time. Till then, this is the Legion, signing off. Remember to turn off the lights 🙂
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
The original article appeared in the 15th April, 2009 issue of Utusan Malaysia. It pissed me off so much I decided to make an English translation, for those of you who don’t speak Malay. It gives me a good excuse to practice as well. The translation begins here (underlines, parenthesis mine):
RISE UP, MALAYS Kuala Lumpur, 14th April – The Malay people need to rise up and unite in facing the demands of other races which have been increasingly seen as overboard.
They also need to be aware and conscious with the current political situation which has seen many claims that have undermined the political strength of the Malay people.
With respect to that, the Malay people are asked not to bow down to those overboard claims, and instead rise as one to defend their rights and their privileges.
MP for Pasir Mas Datuk Ibrahim Ali said that the non-Malay leaders in this matter need to be aware that a government can just choose not to entertain their ‘claims’.
He said the largest amount of seats in Parliament belong to the Malays and that this is enough to form a government in this country solely based on Malay representatives.
As such, he said, from a political point of view the government should be fulfilling whatever the Malay people want, as they are the majority, instead of always giving concessions to the non-Malays.
“Malay parties will be strong when the Malay people are taken care of. So UMNO needs to focus on the Malay people. So UMNO needs not be afraid, because when I see that UMNO is strong, non-Malays will also support Barisan National (BN), just like before“, he told Utusan Malaysia here today.
He was giving his view regarding the current political situation that has seen the position of the Malay people almost (seakan?) threatened by the current claims of non-Malays.
MP for Sri Gading Datuk Mohammad Aziz said that the government cannot afford to feel worried about making any necessary decisions required to help the Malay people right now.
“If we look at UMNO’s 3rd clause in its constitution, it is to fight for the rights of the Malay people.”
“At the same time, the Malay people must realize that all this fighting amongst ourselves is not profiting Malays, when we are involved in politics for no other reason than to look after Malays.”
“So UMNO and PAS need to sit down. Surely there cannot be no common ground among their differences. On the basis of this common ground, let us first sit at the same table”, he explained.
UMNO leader Dr. Rais Yatim has asserted an example using the question of Cabinet representatives : all parties should accept the Prime Minister’s choice because it is within his jurisdiction (to choose Cabinet members).
“I think if Najib were to entertain (those complaints about his Cabinet picks), he’d not have the time to do anything else.”
“Whatever it is, this will teach UMNO to keep staying strong. When there is strength, people are shy (read: more willing to defer to you), where there is weakness, people spread chaos”, said the man who was also UMNO Jelebu’s Section Leader.
Head of the Opposition in the Selangor State Assembly Dato Sri Mohamad Khir Toyo said that in the government’s effort to fulfill the wishes of a multi-racial community, the rights of the Malays should not be forgotten.
“Let a win-win situation exist. We cannot let just one side win. If we are to fulfill what they want, let it not be to the point where we lose what is to be our right”, he said.
Vice President of the Malay Students’ Front (GPMS) Syed Anuar Syed Mohamad said that even though the government wants to emphasize the concept of a One Malaysia that unites citizens of varied races, steps need to be taken to return harmony to the ranks of the Malay people.
“In current circumstances, the Malay people are facing many contemporary challenges and we need to find a way to ensure this race does not break apart (in terms of racial unity)”, he said.
He said UMNO and PAS cannot afford to delay any more time in cooperating to advance the cause of the Malay people.
General Leader of the Action Body for the Unity of Malays (BBPM) Osman Abu Bakar agreed with GPMS and said good ideas such as these needed to be executed as soon as possible.
He said cooperation between those two parties would not only bring benefits to the Malay people but to other races as well.
In addition, he said, the reunion of UMNO and PAS must serve as a stepping stone to strengthening all multi-racial citizens of this country.
“Obviously, working towards that direction will take time but at least we aren’t just recommending or talking about it.”
If you couldn’t be bothered to read the whole thing, here’s the summary:
“We got elected, nyah nyah!”
“We technically don’t have to care about the rest of the minority population!”
“Our rights are under attack omg!”
“If UMNO is strong, all of you will follow our decisions!”
“Like the silent sheep you were before.”
“Baaah.” “Politics is all about race.”
“UMNO and PAS both fight for the Malay people!”
“Make up and kiss up time now, plz?”
P.S. For those of you unfamiliar with the issue, here is some additional reading:
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Here’s hoping yours come true,
And that you always keep love new.
For alas, too easy to rue,
A broken heart, when a smile seeks you.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Gang.
Monday, February 9, 2009
If you do not know someone well, please do not use his death to advertise your religion’s values. You do not know if he was truly that way. You are spitting on his memory and making your religion seem fucking insensitive. It’s not rocket science. And yet so many people are clueless. What the fuck?
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I’ve got a bomb in my chest and it is ticking.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Bitchfucking cuntass cocksucking MOTHERFUCKER! How in God’s green fucking earth can you be this stupid. This AMAZINGLY SCIENCE-DEFYINGLY STUPID. Go do yourself a fucking favour and jump off the balcony. God, motherfucking waste of sperm. WHEN THE FUCK WERE YOU GOING TO REALIZE THIS YOU STUPID BITCH.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Nathaniel Tan, who was jailed not too long ago by the police in Malaysia, covers this heartbreaking story about a mother’s son who mysteriously died because he had drank water. Apparently drinking water these days in the vicinity of a police station gives you bruises and cuts to your back that look like they were done with a knife. The irony is that now police will question two deputy ministers who ‘barged’ into the morgue with another 50 people to see the body. Come on, Polis Diraja Malaysia. What next, people accidentally losing their heads because they ate a curry puff?
This is the result of your ‘transparent’ rule, BN. This hangs on your shoulders. I hope the next election sees you finally out of here, and all of the cancer you’ve wrought.
Friday, January 16, 2009
How is it when you think life is pretty sweet it decides to fuck things up? My cousin just passed away because of a fall. A fall. He beats off heart disease and battles cancer but dies from a fall.
Where’s the fucking justice.