A year has gone past…

Teoh Beng Hock died a year ago, and an inquest which was supposed to determine the cause of death within a few months is still on, and there is still no end in sight.

What I remember is the promise by the government then to set up a Royal commission of Inquiry to look into this death, including the methods and procedures used by MACC.

So far, we have not heard anything about this.

The power that be should realise that no one really believes that TBH jumped himself. It was just not logical and there was no motive for him to jump.

I have said before and i am saying this again: no stones must be left  unturned in order to find out how he died…..

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Although we know that subsidy will be reduced, last night’s announcement  still caught me by surprise.

Now that subsidy is being slowly withdrwn, I hope that government spending can be more prudent… No more big item spending, like the proposed 800 million move of Parliament to Putrajaya, and no more purchase of big item military equipment such as submarines , advanced fighter planes and tanks.

One of my friends used to joke: the Japanese defeated the British  using bicycles in 1941, and the British  then had well equipped army, but they could not use their tanks because of our terrain.. So maybe instead of tanks, which cannot even manoeuvre in our thick forests and jungles, we should buy more bicycles for our armed forces.

A foreigner also mentioned to me that even if we had bought a submarine which cannot submerge, we should just keep quiet, since if you dont tell people that your submarine cannot sink, or your airplanes cannot fly (luckily this did not happen) ,  everyone– including would-be enemy–would still think that our submarine  can sink, since no where else in the world, will anyone buy a submarine that cannot sink… It can actually still be a deterrent: a submarine that cannot sink but other people think it can still sink…

Jokes aside, we should use the money instead to help the poorer people, urban and rural alike, and perhaps, we can use some of these savings to raise the productivity of our armed force, police, postal service and so on. If the productivity can be raised, then those in these services should be given a raise in their salaries…  The key here is of course productivity..

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CYC
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 16:04:14

    Najib birdied the wrong hole at the wrong course.

    The correct hole should be first on combating corruption and wastage.
    The correct course should on his own turf : govt spending.

    The withdrawal of subsidies should be the next match after successfully hosting a match at the correct course and hole as pointed above. Though handicap is given in golf game, honesty must be shown if u wish to be treated as trusted buddy.

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  2. disgusted
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 23:30:08

    Najlis is no expert in economics despite so-called experts surrounding him. But here everything is politics….imagine if the massive wastage and rent seeking did not happen, the govt can really subsidise to help the poor. The fear of bankruptcy does not arise because of subsidies. That’s what they want gullible and stupid Malaysians to believe. Compare how much is wasted or in deep pockets to that of the amount for subsidies. A drop in the ocean.

    Then what is the government for or why people need to vote for a government? If not to help and subsidise the rakyat. Look at Korea, for instance, helping the country to overcome low birth rates. See how much they subsidise women, the number of children, from birth to education.

    I don’t believe the country can go bankrupt because of subsidies. These economists can go and fly a kite, they talk only on figures but not the humane factors. What is the meaning of a caring and humane government?

    No more big mega projects…ha, haa. More will come, greedy and gluttony are looking at the large tract of land, maybe the Sg Besi air force is next in coming….a massive project? And lots of land there to make more obscene $$$

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  3. klm
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 07:52:05

    The duration of the inquest is well past any expected completion date. It just goes on and on. The govt is trying to delay, deny and obstruct any closure. Justice delay is justice denied.

    My conclusion is that MACC and the Govt do not want the conclusion to be made known to the public. It suggests that the result cannot see daylight. This inquest is a circus.

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  4. disgusted
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 20:15:39

    Drag on after next GE?

    Porntip coming back in August?

    Crocodile tears and cat mourning the mouse’s death?

    Spirit in heaven or hovering around?

    No answers?

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  5. Li Li Fa
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 23:43:46

    Truth blowing in mid-air.

    I remember the tears in his mother’s eyes.
    I remember his father’s woes
    When news flashed across the nation
    Another world his abode.

    Knowing not how he went
    Wondering why he came for
    Just wishing he would tell us
    the truth – blowing in mid-air

    A year has come and gone
    Plunging deeper into despair
    His folks drowning in sorrow
    Bitter is the truth –
    blowing in mid-air.

    Promises and words come easy
    Fruitful actions yet to come
    Plunging deeper into waiting
    the truth – blowing in mid-air.

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  6. A true Malaysian
    Jul 18, 2010 @ 23:52:33

    Dr. Hsu,

    Aiyo, your party’s Tan Keng Liang made such a stupid comment. How come? Gerakan is gone case, your medicine no effect,……sigh

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  7. CYC
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 12:15:53

    The truth of TBH will remained a mystery for reason both u and me dying to know. Politics killed more people than endemic disease. More often, u never know the truth behind.

    CSL rejoice for TBH was not a MCA man while KTK pray in silence for being abstained to make a stand. Both temporarily become atheists to avoid an Q&A session with the Almighty.

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  8. disgusted
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 13:52:25

    Yours truly, Gerakan will surely be wipe out at he next GE. A prophesy or prediction?

    Great probability a prediction.

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  9. disgusted
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 17:25:10

    Dr, there is no hope, more like hopeless. No more mega projects is wishful thinking.

    Like a cat on heat, the supremo is openly wooing another under the pretension of unity because it is divided into 3 parts, the karmic punishment of dividing the chinese into 3 different political groupings. Today, it has only a head without a body and without lower legs. So this cat is crying loud again to court despite earlier failures,

    It is truly disgusting to hear the cry of this lousy cat.

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  10. CYC
    Jul 19, 2010 @ 17:51:09

    The Chinese core philosophy of “yuan” or roundness is unique in the sense that it does not simply divide something into two, i.e yes vs no, winner vs loser, support vs against… etc. In a nutshell, you may ahead of me but I may over take u later depending on at which reference point of a circle are u pointed at.

    Everything in this universe has its circle of existence and also portrays a duality in its character which are describe as yin and yang. Hence, we believe in diversity due to complexities resulted from the different combination of factors. And we are more adaptive and practice a mutually inclusive outlook in life rather than mutually exclusive attitude. It broadens our horizon and hence our survival. Lets flow with tide without forgo our ultimate aim and we will triumph at last. 恒顺众生, 无为而治。

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