reblog: 10 Reasons Why Myanmar Refugees Have No Place in Malaysia

Stephen T.:

The forgotten people from the forgotten state … Rohingyas from Arakan

Originally posted on fa abdul:

Background:
The Rohingyas have been living in the state of Arakan since the 8th century. When Myanmar and Bangladesh decided upon their country border, Arakan was divided into two – partly Myanmar (population: 1.5m) and partly Bangladesh (population: 200k).

... : Raw Situation Update from Arakan Free Burma Rangers Relief Teams

Although they were accepted as part of the nation in the beginning (having allowed voting rights, etc), as power changed, so did the treatment towards the Rohingyas. 
End of 1970s, Myanmar launched Operation Naga Min where Rohingya were targeted and massacred in the name of ethnic cleansing. Many ran to Bangladesh. In 1982, Citizenship Law was passed and the Rohingya were deemed officially stateless.

While the Rohingyas in Myanmar are massacred in killing fields, the ones in Bangladesh are limited in their movement and often subject to exploitation.

The women are victims of sexual violence, children are denied education and there is limited access of health and medical aid.
The hostile environment for the Rohingyas in Myanmar…

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reblog: How To Be A Leader : A Malaysian Perspective

Stephen T.:

Serendipity strikes, again… I like this blogger’s style

Originally posted on fa abdul:

Some say leaders are born. They believe there is a kernel of leadership in everyone. While there might be a bit of leader deep inside everyone, that does not make them a leader. People become leaders when they step forward and when they are accepted as leader by their followers. So I say leaders are made.

Being a leader ain’t an easy task, especially when you’re a leader in Malaysia where you owe everyone a favour and the rest are busy fanning your back for a favour in return. So what does a good leader need to do and how does he carry himself in the eyes of his followers?

Here are 20 pointers on what it takes to be a great leader in Malaysia!

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  • A good leader always increases the standard of living of his people.
    One way to increase standard of living is by increasing cost and reducing subsidies. When…

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reblog: 10 Signs of Horrible Leaders

Stephen T.:

Very well written post about poor leaders and …

Originally posted on fa abdul:

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Lately there has been a lot of raves about our leaders who make headlines for all the wrong reasons – from making racist statements all the way to being plain dumb. It got me thinking what bozos we have as leaders in our country. Truly, we have a number of politicians who make horrible leaders.

These leaders whose profession are supposed to be noble and self-sacrificing gets a little too complicated when they become power-hungry and obsessed with the perks that comes with their position. And when that happens, they compromise between ethics and principles.

Clearly, horrible leaders have negative impact on the lives of the Rakyat as well as damage the image of the country. Therefore, understanding the traits of horrible leaders can help us avoid leadership pitfalls and at the same time, provide a guideline for our new generation of politicians.

These are my top ten signs of…

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Are You Speeking Engrish?

Originally posted on fa abdul:

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Some time ago, a local artist from Malaysia was interviewed on a Singapore radio station. She was asked about her favourite body part.

“My favourite part of my body is my nipples.”

She meant her dimples.

Few months ago a friend went to this nice restaurant in The Gardens. He ordered the Mexican Meatballs as the appetizer. After the meatballs were served, the waiter asked:

“Sir, would you like me to sauce your balls?”

He almost choked.

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Yup, the falling standards of the English language in Malaysia has gone beyond redemption. And this is exactly the reason why I almost fell off my chair yesterday morning when I read the news:

“Education Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh insisted that our teacher’s English language proficiency level be on par with that of their peers in England.”

Seriously?

Come on lah – at par with the Brits? Who are we…

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reblog: 1MDB: Stop your delaying tactics, Mr. Auditor-General

Originally posted on Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ Blogger:

May 8, 2015

Stop  your delaying tactics Mr. Auditor-General, where is your 1MBD Report?

By RK Anand@www.malaysiakini.com

As the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) morass becomes more convoluted, PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli turns his attention to Auditor-General Ambrin Buang.

With the latest revelation of Tabung Haji’s deposits being used to purchase government land given to 1MDB at an inflated price, Rafizi said there is no doubt that the firm’s mess has seeped through to other important institutions, known and unknown.

“Tabung Haji now joins the infamous KWAP (pension fund), smeared by their lack of financial common sense and prudence in giving out loans or buying government assets from 1MDB.

“Of course, the biggest fear is whether other institutions, including EPF (Employees Provident Fund) and PNB (Pemodalan Nasional Bhd), have had similar dealings with 1MDB so far.It could be that these institutions are also about to enter transactions with 1MDB – so…

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reblog: The RM8,750 Anti-Hysteria Kit

Stephen T.:

Sarcasm… or not?

Originally posted on weehingthong:

THE ANTI-HYSTERIA KIT IS NO LAUGHING MATTER

Blogger: I am serious when it comes to the supernatural. It is no laughing matter. I have seen ghosts and met people who were possessed by demons.

I don’t know if this anti-hysteria kit works but if the inventors have tested it and say that it does, I would tend to believe them.

Some people see supernatural entities, others don’t. The former has a capacity to notice the supernatural, the latter may not. It’s a fact of life that I accept.

DO YOUR STUDENTS GET POSSESSED BY EVIL SPIRITS AND GO INTO MASS HYSTERIA?

FOR RM8,750 you can buy from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) an anti-hysteria kit comprising everyday items like chopsticks, salt, lime, vinegar, pepper spray, and formic acid that it claims can ward off these “evil spirits”.

Training will be provided for two people.

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MASS…

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reblog: What an RAF pilot can teach us about being safe on the road

via What an RAF pilot can teach us about being safe on the road.

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reblog: Mahathir turns to social media in campaign to oust Najib

Fireworks in Malaysia… most Malaysians are saddened by the current situation.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/04/14/mahathir-turns-social-media-campaign-oust-najib.html

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reblog: OPEN LETTER to Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad

Originally posted on Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ Blogger:

April 14, 2015

OPEN LETTER to Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad

by Din Merican

Rosmah-Mansor-Perdana-MenteriBoleh ka?

As someone who admires you over many years, it pains me to read about your political tussle with the incumbent Prime Minister, Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak, concerning his administration. It is also sad to note that our Prime Minister has not responded satisfactorily to issues you raised with regard to 1MDB financial affairs, the brutal murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu, the Mongolian model, and the management of the Malaysian economy.

Most of us agree that the Najib administration is incompetent, inept and corrupt. But there are some differences of opinion about whether he should resign or stay in office. Apparently, UMNO, of which Dato’ Seri Najib is President, is solidly behind him. Key leaders of the party including his predecessor, Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the Youth Wing, and your critics in UMNO have pledged…

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reblog: Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity

TED 2006… Ken Robinson speaks about schools..  interesting if you’re involved in education.

https://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity

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