Who says leopard cannot change its spots?

There is a saying that leopards do not change their spots. I have no way of confirming this, since I do not rear any leopards, but i believe this since this is the observations made by many wise people over the centuries.

Can a person change? or more specifically, can a person’s character change? Again, there is a Chinese saying that ” it is easier to change the mountains and rivers, than to change a person’s original character”. This is again a wisdom passed down from generations to generations.

Having siad all these,  I do believe that our views do change even if our characters do not. Our views are shaped by learning, seeing, experience over the years, and our peers’s views.

Bt this change is normally a slow and subtle process.. There is rarely a 180 degree change…You do not become a dog lover from a dog hater over the night, nor a greedy person can change into a non-greedy person overnight.

This morning, I check my calender twice. No, it is April  25th not April Fool Day. No, Malaysian insider is not playing any tricks. The interview, as reported in today MI,  must be true.  I refer to the MI’s interview with the former Dentist MB of a State which is now under the Pakatan rule.

I will paraphrase some of the paragraphs of the article here:

from MI:

—Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, who is known to be a champion of the “Malay unity” cause, is now urging the government to open up more of the economy to non-Malays.

The Selangor opposition leader, who had been critical of the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) for appointing a non-Bumiputera to head PKNS last year, also wants more government jobs to be given to non-Malays.

Well, I hope this is one leopard that can change its spots ( maybe due to vote loss or trying to gain back power genetic engineering.) … for the sake of Malaysian unity and our posterity, i really hope that this leopard can change its spots… I also hope that other leopards can  defy nature and change their spots , too, for the sake of Malaysians… I really hope that this change in spots is not due to plastic surgery artificial made-over with paints or new technology like photoshops…


44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. clearwater
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 12:23:19

    Ha! This dental-leopard is only singing his master’s tune. No spot change, possibly new dentures to fit in with new change of wind direction. He is prepared to do anything to get back into power and the good graces of his political masters. The practitioner of self interest, spin and deception is at it again. Heil, Toyo.


  2. Kenny
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 12:35:08

    Nobody should be taken in by Khir Toyo. Umno politicians have mastered the art of saying different things to different audiences. To a Malay audience, you’ll see his real racist colours.

    Unfortunately for them, saying different things to different audiences doesn’t work so well now that we have a free flow of information. However, Umno politicians are very slow to change old habits.


  3. Low Keing Hooi
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 13:01:33

    I shared the same feeling as described by clearwater..


  4. A true Malaysian
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 13:35:07

    Dr. Hsu,

    posterity = 後世, 後代, 子孫

    prosperity = 興隆, 繁榮, 旺盛

    Which one you mean?

    Actually, which one also doesn’t matter. I won’t put my trust on this leopard. I am not so sure he is a ‘qualified’ dentist either. If no other dentist available in this world, I rather to remain “bohgeh”.


  5. klm
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 14:08:01

    Khir Toyol ? You must be kidding. (btw. toyol is an evil spirit in malay folklore). You should hear what the Malay say about him. Nothing like the mention his name to a Malay audience to get an equivalent of four letter words.

    He is trying to ride with the wind. He has lost the support of his own community and UMNO seemed to have put him out to dry. His responses to the selcat inquiry made the Malay angry at him.

    So, our toyol friend is trying to make himself relevant. He is like an old lion trying to paint a few stripes on his body to merge in with the zebras. He may try to disguise his look but he still smells the same.

    I was told he was made MB because Mukhriz supported him and recommended him to his old man. But he turned around and bite Mukhriz in the last UMNO youth election. So, I think the toyol guy is not in good shape.


  6. Dr Hsu
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 14:12:26

    posterity means future generations.

    This post needs to read in between the lines, togehter with the cancelled words or phrases….to see the hypocrisy of this …

    DO you think leopard can change spots??? hahahaha


  7. Chauncey Gardener
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 14:22:32

    With enough Clorox, we could possibly remove the spots …. but it is still a leopard.

    And the leopard is a predator – that cannot change.


  8. Jughead
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 14:24:26

    Remember this guy and partner take so much money from PKNS and the funds. If he is really changed his spots, he should repay them as he did in the past for HIS own personal pleasure. The money can be spent on Orang Asli or those in needs rather than just disppear.

    In this case, he is a chemelon or a leapord


  9. annoyed
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 14:54:50

    There was a dentist named Toyo
    Dentist is “doktor gigi”
    Toyo means “hantu”
    Combined become “doktor gigi hantu”
    Someone is so kind to call him “leopard”
    At least “leopard” sounds nicer
    But since this leopard can’t change his spots
    He was still deemed “Dr. Gigi Hantu”
    Who says leopard can change its spots?


  10. klm
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 15:08:46

    The three icons from the banana land.

    Khir Toyol is the Malay equivalent of Samy Vellu. Of course, no one yet can beat dear old Samy. The pirate of the Indians. The Chinese, of course, have Koh Tsu Koon.


  11. chinseng
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 15:45:33

    Well said Chauncey Gardener— A leopard is a leopard with or without changing the spots…

    We must OUT the leopard and welcome in … hehe.. maybe the panther!


  12. annoyed
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 15:57:02

    “Real changes and not window dressing are needed in order for Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1 Malaysia vision to become reality.” Dr. Gigi Hantu said

    “I realised this a bit too late, and only during my fifth year as mentri besar, because I was not told about how bad things were for them.” Dr. Gigi Hantu said

    唱比说得还好听。over the years, don’t know what he has been doing except declaring Selangor a ‘Developed State’. My foot.


  13. klm
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 17:20:24

    I read the toyol’w writing. The reason of his changing the colour of his spots is because he want to be an MP. There is no pure Malay constituency – except maybe Gombak. There is no way he can win any seat without a different colour.

    Fat hope.


  14. Ganesh D
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 20:32:07

    Something found over Lim Kit Siang’s blog

    Dear All,

    this is an extract of a report by an independent journalist which shows that the Election Commission is just PRO BN! If you support this report, please cut and paste on every group in all BLOGS and place in this world. Thank you.

    “The same views have been echoed by no less than the Election Commission (EC). Plus, the EC has openly supported proposals by some BN leaders such as Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and Tan Keng Liang to prevent “unnecessary” elections. These include suggestions for stricter laws, and penalties for elected reps or their parties should an elected representative resign for reasons other than what’s stated in Article 48(1) of the Federal Constitution.”



  15. for nikki
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 22:04:58

    I really admire this person. He is such a simple man. He can’t fly economy class because that will commit his subordinates to seats next to the toilets and in the cargo hold. By being seated in first class, his captains and lieutenants can enjoy business class; the sargeants and corporals economy class. Such a caring leader…. salute!


  16. Disgusted
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 22:28:26

    Well, this Aiyo yo is not even fit to wear the Mickey Mouse costume in Disney Land.

    A complete Toyol.



    Apr 25, 2009 @ 22:34:22

    The signs are all out there to see the demise of this corrupted leapord political career . He will fall irrespective of him standing either for ADUN or MP in the next coming election.


  18. A true Malaysian
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 22:38:26

    A very good article on Umno by Pulau Jerejak Adun, YB Sim Tze Tzin,

    April 19th, 2009











  19. Disgusted
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 22:50:01

    This condemned leopard may not change his spots but he did change his stupid face by injecting hormones.

    This leopard claimed disorientated saying he desn’t know a lot of realities on the ground including the miserable pay of estate workers and sufferings of non-bumiputras.

    Well said, it means he is not fit to be a leader and a MB at that for so many years. Where is his office? In the Himalayan snow mountains?

    But he knows how to mismanage and abuse public funds, according to PKR MB Khalid.

    And the emperor is smarter than the leopard, walking the ground, Pudu and the congested areas. Now our Lordship should also know how inefficient, useless and hopeless the performance of the Datuk Blender.

    Yes, datuk blender goes home and put KL problems inside the blender and squashed into juice and throws into the longkang. See, no more problems (according to Datuk Blender, of course).

    Approving more luxurious apartments at Ampang Hilir and a BN housing project (8 blocks of apartments for top civil servants) at Desa Pandan is causing really bad traffic congestion. You think this Blender gives a s***t whether KL motorists get stuck every morning. Or anywhere else.

    The traffic lights in KL don’t seem to synchronize with the volume of traffic and there is no improvement to ensure better public transportation (i.e. buses, a monopoly due to NEP) and all this problems suffered by ordinary folks.

    I remembered a joke, a former MCA president took a LRT to MCA HQ and persuade Malaysians to do the same EVERYDAY. Maybe it was his only trip in his lifetime on the LRT while most time travelling inside his luxurious foreign made car.

    On traffic jams (issue) alone, KL urbanites should not vote in any BN candidates for another century!!



  20. cilyhot
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 23:07:39

    this despicable hyena(not leopard) was fighting for his political revelance!!I wonder where is the MACC officials?He was blamed for the loss of the state of Selangor to Pakatan by Umno top guns.He was blamed for refusing to budge down in the umno youth elections 2009.Sooner his ‘machais’ will follow the new boss.His presence was not wellcomed by BN during the Bukits byelections!!For obvious reasons,he had to change like a chamelleon.BUT his BODY LANGUAGE BETRAY HIM!!!!!FRom the way he was seated and speaking ,you will sense it,he is LYING!!!!


  21. Disgusted
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 23:22:51

    There are so many leopards in the wooden cabinet and the national zoo. You see, there is a AP creature, a Nazi, a Rice-aah caveman (sending smoke signals he will take action against untruthful bloggers), a kris collector…etc

    How to change the spots, dots and blots?

    I give up.



  22. Meng
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 00:01:29

    Never trust this clown toyol. Go to Klang and in any coffee shop, Ask any stranger about Toyal ..podah the first answer. Go to Klang’s little India and you will know more.

    Change ..no way

    I call him a fuck up menteri besar…trying to redeem himself.


  23. Justin Choo
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 01:03:45

    Dr Hsu,

    Leopard? Which leopard? Where got leopard?

    I can only see a little slimy worm in the longkang!!


  24. kittykat46
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 01:28:05

    No, there is no leopard here to change its spots.

    I see a “khi(r)nzir”


  25. for nikki
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 11:03:12

    The veterinary surgeon just informed me that to remove spots and other dermal blemishes, Botox is not effective. Lasers do a better job. And if you turn the power way up you can do another M Jackson. Maybe this leopard in question can give it a try.


  26. for nikki
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 11:30:26

    But be careful though, my vet warned. Never aim the beam anywhere near the cerebral cortex to help improve its IQ or EQ. That will result in a disaster – something akin to a magician making the rabbit dissappear in smoke. Oh well never trust modern technology lah.


  27. mycuntree
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 15:27:26

    Dr, although I do admire you optimism, I seriously think that you will be disappointed …….again. You yourself said that a leopards cannot change its stops. This truth is not an invention that happened yesterday.

    Coming from the mouth of a hyper hypocrite, and one who has thoroughly discredited himself with his self justification for abusing public funds, your optimism is unprecedented. Dr. Isn’t this why so often we have been had……again and again, but still refuses to accept a fact for a fact? Isn’t such failed optimism that led us down the path to where this country is today?

    I see it as a duty to be a cynic now a days and to see is to believe; rather that take such verbosity uttered by unprincipled politicians to hope for things to change for the better.

    Lets not just live on hope. It didn’t take us where we wanted, and I have every reason to believe it never will.

    Your article “1 step forward, and 3 steps back” is exactly what the situation is now, and that article has never been more accurate in its description of the ruling government and its proponents.

    Dr. One must have hope, but please, not the type you advocated in this article.


  28. mycuntree
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 15:31:22

    Sorry, some spelling and grammar errors in my commentaries.
    1.You yourself said that a leopard(s) cannot change its stops(spots).


  29. daffodils
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 16:25:36

    Hi, Dr Hsu dont sound so cynical. You are not in dreamland. Wake up, wakeup. He did give the interview, right? Put it on record what he had said.

    Give the man a chance lah. If he walk the talk and push forward his propaganda, then well and good.

    Dont prejudge so fast like the way the Brits audience prejudge Susan Boyle before she blew them away with her voice. Wait and see how consistent his stand is. Hahaha!


  30. McStunna
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 18:22:18

    All politicians are actors at heart. Barisan Nasional will ride its divide and conquer philosophy into the sunset (aka GE 13). so what you are hearing now is the “new and improved” Khir Toyo, champion of economic liberalization and reformed race pimp. Please. KT realizes that if he wants to have any chance at regaining influence within UMNO, he needs to toe Najib’s 1Malaysia line, and in order to do that he needs the non-Bumi’s back on UMNO’s side. thus, he has to pander to Selangor’s influential Chinese population. If you accept the word of a politician like Khir, then you should get in touch with me, because I have several bridges I would like to sell to you.


  31. Nick
    Apr 26, 2009 @ 20:19:21

    This botox-face dentist is one of the worst racist and chauvinist pig in BN. Together with his family, they have plundered the coffers dry. There is posting on the internet about his 15 Mn family home. It is huge with a mega sized swimming pool. I don’t get jealous over people’s wealth but I have my doubts where his wealth is deprive from. I think M.I. have been hookwinked on this interview. I don’t believe a word of it. It is like reading that TDM has quit UMNO, it never happens because eventually he re-joins.


  32. Amin
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 00:28:57

    This Toyol has zero princple. His past behaviour of a true-blue racist, liar, corrupt and schemer, makes a mockery of what he now proposes what the UMNO government should do. This idiot thinks all others are also idiots like him.


  33. annoyed
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 12:26:48

    “Yes, that was our plan back in 2004 when we launched Malaysia Today. No, Malaysia Today is not a newspaper. And it is not in the same league as Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insider. Malaysia Today is a guerrilla outfit. We are cyber terrorists. Our job is to hit the government whenever and wherever we can. And if hit and run is what it takes, then hit and run is what it will have to be.”

    This is the latest from RPK.



  34. Disgusted
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 13:08:18


    Predictions made last year for this cow year. New virus hitting town soon. Earthquakes in other places but coming soon likely in July and in May…….karma



  35. klm
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 13:15:13

    A side track

    I was just told that Google had decided on Singapore as the location for Google’s data center. Malaysia was first choice. But the bunch of idiots in Cyberjaya screw up. So now Singapore has it.

    This is bad for the ICT industry.

    Malaysia has really lost focus by letting a gem like Google slipped away. I dont think the politicians are even aware of this. This how bad things have become.


  36. cilipadi
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 14:27:13


    Law of nature will strike ultimately, present, later, near future or in future. Predictions may come true if base on karma concept and may not come true during our present lifetime due to timing differences, but would be true at certain point of time.

    Many predict someone may not in office in full term and from the trend of happenings, these are very likely to happen.

    My Hokkien friend told me, “chin seng” means “very thrifty”. So while Malaysia is in abundant of resources, such richness may be depleted over time due to corruptions and malpactices of a few at top. So, to avoid such predictions to come true in near future, Malaysia people need to be “chin seng” in their eating habits, and to vote PR to avoid the situation like “Chicken ala Carte”, as PR consists of better quality or better moral people than that of Umno / BN.

    Cilipadi’s predictions are definitely right
    To vote PR with might
    To fight, fight and fight
    Till victory is in sight

    chin seng makan cilpadi, chin seng rasa pedas


  37. wassup
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 15:15:44

    Maybe to him non-malay means Javanese. Not chinese, not Indians, not Asli.

    He should give himself a ‘Broom’ to signify his irrelevance in Malaysia. Remember how he gave a head of department a penyapu for non performing in duty.


  38. Dr Hsu
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 15:31:24

    google will be a big crown jewel to have in ICT world.

    Wow, what has cyberjaya become? how to ‘jaya’ in cyber’ world if a prized object like google spurns Malaysia


  39. Disgusted
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 17:16:23


    It’s good for google and we benefit indirectly cos Spore gives 6-star quality services compared to our caveman’s mentality and 6th rate services here. Not that I am running down our people but the fact is a fact.

    Spore is consistent is with its policies and here, depends on the weather of tribal mindsets, today is like this, tomorrow some idea from the garbage bin.

    There are several complaints from schools now that the Students’ Buddhist and Christian associations not allowed to run related activities inside the schools (in Selangor) and it seems (according to a deep throat) the policy is from the education state department (nothing to do with PKR state governance).

    Just a typical example of the moronic policies. I don’t know what sickening mindsets is running this country. MCA deputy education minister quietly sounded out he will investigate (!!!!).

    This is not yet in public news yet.

    Back to Spore, the government deserves their effort in getting Google anyway.

    Well, Cilipadi, Malaysia deserve tonnes of cilipadi.



  40. klm
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 17:26:30

    Dr Hsu. Singapore would get a senior minister to fly to Google HQ to negotiate a deal on the spot.

    Seemed things took too long to happen in Malaysia – 6 months or more. ( Typical Malaysia – will have a low level guy talking to Google and set terms and conditions, and maybe some under table deals ?? – wet my beak, please )

    Singapore took 3 months to solve everything.

    Badawi sort of pre-announced this end of last year. But as usual, he was hands off. No interest.
    The people who screwed up didn’t get fired.


  41. pohwatchdog
    Apr 28, 2009 @ 21:27:28

    Who ever do the fair and just job will get the people vote? We will analyse the sincerity of the 1 Malaysia government for a fair and just society. We needn’t be so pessimistic and hopefully change with a
    multi racial civil services. No window dressing. We need capable and meritocracy that can serve Malaysians.

    Just need time to digest for the new policies. New generation of BN leaders that can look at different perspective to make Malaysia a better place for all


  42. kurangbaik
    Apr 30, 2009 @ 20:01:55

    All wayang kulit only, even recent ASW/ASM also got Malay, Chinese, n Indian quota, what liberalization is this???
    BN will never change unless they be in the opposition for at least one term at federal level in future!


  43. oldbean
    May 01, 2009 @ 00:41:23

    Yes… I 100 agree..

    BN will never change unless they be in the opposition for at least one term at federal level by GE13


  44. annoyed
    May 01, 2009 @ 10:36:53

    Umno and BN will never change even after one term PR at federal level by GE13.

    It is time we send them into oblivion. They have screwed up the country especially the last 25 or so years governing Malaysia.



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