The struggle is the Light

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A spectacular sunset at Teluk Air Tawar: How long more will the public get to see this? - ANIL NETTO

Not infrequently, some wonder aloud if there is any hope for Malaysia. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? If we don’t see light at the end of the tunnel, is there any point in persisting with the struggle?

What if the darkness is so thick that it seems almost impenetrable?

The answer is yes, we must persist and persevere in the struggle for a more just Malaysia even when the night seems darkest. Why?

The struggle for reforms and the journey towards justice itself IS the light that awakens the people and gives them hope.

It takes only one candle to pierce the darkness. And so it is with us – just one voice speaking up for Truth and Justice is enough to shine a light in the darkness. Imagine if we had a dozen voices. Or what about a hundred voices, how dazzling would that light be.

This is why we must keep our focus on the journey and persist no matter what.

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Menon

Tiger (Harimau Malaya) sees no light.

Habitat threatened (massive logging?). Attacked Human. Shot dead. Endangered count one less.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/01/08/tiger-shot-dead-after-mauling-orang-asli/

Time for a protected Tiger Park (safe enclosure) to save them?

Purple Haze

A government-linked sukuk has highly likely gone default, sources familiar with the issue had disclosed.

The sources today said, this could be the first government-linked Islamic bond to have gone default, since the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.

https://malaysiasentinel.com/a-govt-linked-islamic-bond-may-have-gone-bust-sources-reveal/

shriek

Why Alpha 88 and his Suchuan changing name faces dont respond to this? He viewed his boss is doing a fantastic four job or he went to down under to pick cheeries as they are season?

Kim Poh Poh

Uncle Omicron 88 or delcron 88 to strike soon without any struggle?

Alpha 88

Hallo shriek, ah can give a brief reply to this, about how it all began in the late seventies and what the then PM remarked will happen in the future but ah can’t and the future hasn’t happen yet. You are a senior, you should be able to figure it out.

shriek

you are more senior than me. 85 years born before Jappon bombed Pear and Hitler started WW2. You are are legion in period of starting wars.

Purple Haze

Athletes cannot see the light.
MSN culled 144 of them, despite government can afford bloated cabinet and high salary advisors?

Qzarty

Do not expect gold even in SEA Games.

Too much money spent on ministers that cannot perform.

shriek

Alpha 88 thinks we have been happy new year for 60 years. He thhinks the share market is doing better as year passes by.

Purple Haze

Gaji: Malaysia Vs Singapore

Purple Haze

Former para swimming champion Koh Lee Peng sits in her wheelchair waiting patiently for passers-by to buy her handmade pouches for tissue paper.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2022/01/17/ex-swim-champ-takes-to-the-streets-to-be-self-sufficient/

I think young aspiring sports persons will now emulate Loh Kian Yew to play for Singapore for better prospects?

Menon

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=213454

The light is struggling to brighten up the gloomy situation the rakyat have to face.

Purple Haze

Just like Azam (resolve?), will never quit or extinguished!

Omega 88

Mother Nature blessed us with coconuts trees – “ TREE OF LIFE”, a tree of hundred uses. It was found all over this wonderful nation. Now they are importing. A 250gm cost about RM30, maybe more now. Sigh!

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INDONESIA TO EXPORT 10,000 TONNES OF CRUDE COCONUT OIL TO MALAYSIA AS DEMAND KEEPS GETTING HIGHER / Sunday, 16 Jan 20223:26 PM MYT

https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2022/01/16/indonesia-to-export-10000-tonnes-of-crude-coconut-oil-to-malaysia-as-demand-keeps-getting-higher#cxrecs_s

glissantia

Import means licences, negotiating regulations and large trade amounts. Growing locally means few intermediaries, few regulations and small trade amounts.

We have many departments and ministries (Primary Industries, Rural Development), to promote agriculture. What is their benefit to our farmers? I saw a luxury bus owned by MARDI, transporting its own football team!

Purple Haze

Malaysia is a net importer of food, no sense of food security as Government only focus on palm oil plantation. Rise in food price will encourage more to become farmers? About time to revive Universiti Pertanian?

Omega 88

Ah hear what you are saying, glissantia. Notice local cooking palm oil now cost about RM16 per 2kg bottle  Just a year plus ago it was just about RM10 a 2kg bottle and a few years back before that was about RM11 for 5kg.

Lam

High food price could bring down PN2.0¿ probably so.

Omega 88

Palm oil, from Raw to Finish, is sourced and processed locally. So, what is the reason for the price to increase. This is a local product. Are we using western laborers ? Are we using top quality aviation fuel for transportation (for palm oil product)? Are the processing machineries made from precious metals? Or are people involved in sourcing, production, distribution and retail have a humongous greed for money, money, money.

Alpha 88

YOU MUST BE DREAMING OF YOUR HOUSE CAT, KELANTAN FORESTRY DEPT HEAD TOLD / 25 Jan 2022 10:27AM

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/52859/you-must-be-dreaming-of-your-house-cat-kelantan-forestry-dept-head-told

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That’s a good one sir, the best statement yet. Hallo, Kepong MP, the statement “logging activities could be good for the tiger population” is from them. They and their statements are always matchless. So, please drop talking about National Geographic, World Wildlife Fund, Rain Forests, Grasslands, Savannas, and Mangrove Swamps. These things are Greek to them.

Alpha 88

It is not the issue of who gain power and rescind, the issue is what were your bosses and their entourage doing during the 24 months they were ruling. Why they could not hold the fort. They lost the fort so wimpy miserably. Like in a chess game, your opponents were at a different level. They knew how to play the game with their eyes closed. 

P5b end.

Alpha 88

( shriek Reply to Alpha 88 / 21 Jan 2022 8.04pm ) – ” Hyper Senior 85 years old” ======== Shriek, again with S’pore, HK and now added Macau. Why get so fixated with these tiny diddly islands and HK. Invite them here to taste our Penangite lifestyle and food, see if they want to go back to their pigeon hole lifestyle or not. But here, you and your bosses want to copy their way of pigeon hole lifestyle.  Allowed a heritage fishing community to be wiped out to build pigeon hole building. Its said that these fishing community was here… Read more »

Alpha 88

PENANG ON RECRUITMENT DRIVE by DAVID TAN / Thursday, 20 Jan 2022

https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2022/01/20/penang-on-recruitment-drive

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As suggested before, Industrial Development should take place on the mainland. Not Haphazardly here and there but holistically involving space, recreational facilities, green gardens etc, etc.

This in turn may reduce the population on the island, lesser traffic movements to and fro to some extent etc. Penang island on the other hand is more a tourist island. That should be the Focus.

Alpha 88

UPM PRODUCING 400 PhD GRADS EACH YEAR IS NORMAL, SAYS MPN / Thursday, 20 Jan 20227:43 PM MYT https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/01/20/upm-producing-400-phd-grads-each-year-is-normal-says-mpn ======== Ah wouldn’t bother too much comparing with the west. After all, they introduced industrial revolution and ended up with climate change . Our Asian forefathers had better brains. As with body accessories like jewelries we now have National titles accessories like Doctorship and Professorship. More, if varieties are available. Those who walk down the corridors of power and academia may think they look fabulously stylish, elegant even with such titles, that is until they speak to give their views. Rakyat knows the… Read more »

Purple Haze

Former deputy youth and sports minister Steven Sim Chee Keong today criticised the ministry’s current leadership over the resignation of national badminton player Lee Zii Jia, an incident which he said showed that the country’s sports crisis is worsening.

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/607634

Purple Haze

22 ways you can make a difference on climate change

Alpha 88

PENANG DAP IN SHOCK AS VETERAN REP DANNY LAW JUMPS SHIP BY Ian Mcintyre / 18 Jan 2022 11:51AM

“The former two-term state exco member and four-term Batu Lanchang assemblyman is believed to be joining Sabah-based Warisan party here.”

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/52350/penang-dap-in-shock-as-veteran-rep-danny-law-jumps-ship

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Ooops! Looks like DAP’s ship got a little lighter now. He,he.
Prof. Ramasamy, what say you, sir?

shriek

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/01/22/sultan-consents-to-dissolution-of-johor-state-assembly/

Your Tai Los in the south resign. Why has to resign and cause repercussions. Danny boy left and 85 year old ah pek like budak dudak jumping like frog out of well?

Alpha 88

What repercussions, shriek? You MIMPI? They are building a stronger, better foundation. Can’t you see how they are going about building themselves up to meet the challenges of GE15. Wake up shriek, what are you and your boys doing to meet GE15. From east to west your members are abandoning ship already. 

Alpha 88

Just think, they want to build brick and mortar to be a rich man’s playground, seems to be far more important than their concern to protect your daily lives, lively hood (food n shelter) and your way of life. Pay careful attention. Whatever remuneration they offer will not be sustainable for you, which any way you look at it. There will be up’s and down in one’s life but with land and sea, one need not beg for food to put on one’s table, for one’s own family.

P5b end.

Alpha 88

LANGKAWI FISHERMEN EMULATE PENANG COUNTERPARTS IN REJECTING LAND RECLAMATION
PROPOSAL by IAN MCINTYRE / 17 Jan 2022 3:00PM

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/52291/langkawi-fishermen-emulate-penang-counterparts-in-rejecting-land-reclamation-proposal

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This is good news. All coastal fishermen of this nation ( Penang, Langkawi, Melaka, South and East Coast ) should get together by networking with each other and form a BIG group. (use smart phone – exchange news, ideas etc, to protect yourselves ).The BIGGER the NUMBERS the HEAVIER the WEIGHT it carries. Learn how to use it.

P5a cont P5b

glissantia

Too late for the Eurasians of Mekaka…………………………………..

Alpha 88

“Is Warisan capable of making a difference in M’sia political scene?” — by Prof Ramasamy Palanisamy. https://focusmalaysia.my/is-warisan-capable-of-making-a-difference-in-msia-political-scene/ ======== 1. CAN Parti Warisan Sabah take over the role of the opposition parties like PKR and the DAP? * Warisan don’t have to take over, no reason to do so but they coming over gives us voters a choice. 2. Or can it be more multiracial and multi-religious than other opposition parties? * Sorry to say this, sir, but there is no such thing as more multiracial and multi-religious BUT if Warisan comes up with policies that are far better than yours and implement… Read more »

Purple Haze

Warisan has deep-rooted katak DNA.
It prefers GPS to DAP as partner, to form pan Borneo alliance.

Purple Haze

GEORGE TOWN: Warisan is expected to bring in at least eight “heavyweight” politicians from Pakatan Harapan into its fold in the next few weeks.

A source said senior DAP politician Danny Law, who quit the party yesterday, was expected to lead the Penang chapter of Warisan, with the likes of former MPs Jeff Ooi and Ng Wei Aik tagging along.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/01/19/warisan-aiming-to-recruit-8-ph-politicians-in-penang/

Alpha 88

The placed the horse first and now starting to build the wagon.
Lets see how these is going to work out for them.

Alpha 88

The current school building looks so very nice, a beautiful bungalow compared to an old village house. Anyway this fits in right in to what Pen CM said earlier, ” the state government was committed to ensuring that mission schools were equipped with good and comfortable infrastructure to ensure that their students could enjoy a more conducive and secure learning environment.”  So, now that the issue has come to light, what is the state Govt waiting for? Go ahead and buy the land with the current school building. It is so mind boggling, this immature political drama just for this.… Read more »

Alpha 88

If the Edu ministry no longer wants to support the school due to the purchase of the land and whatnot, all it had to do was communicate with the local state govt and ask if they are interested in doing so and just hand over the school building to them. If there is some cost involved, just work it out. Its is as simple as that.  Remember back in the sixties, the main building was a single story long building with about 4 or 6 classrooms with the admin office in the middle. There were 2 or 3 more similar… Read more »

shriek

Edu pass the the federal baby to the state? No wonder apa malu boss? Why not you take over the school? Just communicate with your tai lo

Alpha 88

Arrogance or couldn’t care less or be bothered type of attitude has no place in their governance. When the state does good, the praise will be short, when it fumbles and screws up, the criticism and verbal lashing will long and hard. As for those who can’t take public criticism and verbal lashing, public platform is not for you. Get a decent job and live like everyone else. Hallo shriek, give a heads up to your boss on this, please. 

P3b … end.

shriek

State is only a tiny dot and many are controlled by our tai lo and influence the state. Why your tai lo dont give funds for pengland transport? You think Pengland kias still riding boon siew kapchai? Why you no question your tai lo spending Billions in transport in Se lang or and not millions in Peng land? About 5/8 of Pengland are hills and how many wants to stay in seberang? Why not criticise your tai lo? He fry your sotong?

Alpha 88

1. If state is a tiny dot, why come up with such Mega Projects when there is not enough land, no funds ?

2. Did you ask, why your CM turn FM in 2018 did not allocate funds for Penang transport plans? The projects were his idea, was it not? 

shriek

Hyper Senior 85 years old. Born before Jappon bomb Pearl and Nazi blitz Poland. You really getting old. Go and check fact. Your Tai Lo rescind when they gain power.
Sink apore orso tiny dot and they have on ground, below ground and above ground transport. Same as HK. Macau orso more tiny but has light rail.
Your tai lo has no ideas and no transport plan. All rojak and gado gao and name MAS mana ada system

Purple Haze

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (ranked number one in the world) from the US and Tsinghua University (ranked number 17) have chosen Indonesia and not Malaysia to set up a joint university campus.

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=213813

Alpha 88

He, he. And we all know why this happen to be so, so does BossKu.

Alpha 88

shriek Reply to Alpha 88 / 10 Jan 2022 7.05pm “Another red bean?” ======== Please note this is not Kit Siang era with the likes of the 1995 comical posters displayed ” Robocop – Power to the Chief Minister” thingy. Oh! What was he thinking. We are now 20 years into the 21st century already, quiet deep in the digital communication era. What one does, say and do, rakyat gets to know the next minute and can reply the minute next. Penangites would want to say what is in their mind, would want to oppose or propose, criticize or praise because the state… Read more »

shriek

an 85 year senior senior comment? So it must be true blue red beam – high tech=no=log=y performed by one born before Jappon and Nazi started the WW2. Pengland small state out of 13. Nation more important. Tell your natio tai why not accept comments and feed back from rakyat. Why the budget given to other races are worse than Ipoh ground nut? Why your tai lo create development worse than the 3 long islands. 60 years development and flood migitation the water is higher than before

Purple Haze
shriek

Not conclusive, over to mata2 to investigate. Kopi o, teh, milo, holicicks can always drink with them

Purple Haze

A section of the Bukit Kukus Paired Road Project that connects Paya Terubong to Relau will finally open to traffic on 13th January 2022.

https://penangfoodie.com/bukit-kukus-paired-road-project-penang/

glissantia

Is this the first elevated junction in the world? ………………………………..

shriek

No, one of the last. In Hong Land, from Lantau Airport, the elevated highway with junctions are linked to two island bridges, to city and ulu Many elevated junction in Hong Land avoid burning hours of oil in traffic jam

Alpha 88

“The RM378.2 million is fully funded by MBPP. Yew said the completed highway will benefit those in Paya Terubong and Balik Pulau as it links these townships.” 

So, how is this taking care of millions, SHRIEK! when the mayor says it will benefit the 2 areas mentioned. How does this benefit the rest of the millions of Penangites. 

“Gomen has millions of Pengland to take care not just less than hundred fishermen.” This statement of yours is so flawed, shriek. He,he.

shriek

why you so lazy and read the report?… It is like 6G link from one township to another. Look at HK and Sink apor. They build MRTs and hot highways but freeways like internet. Why not maintain the bullock cart track? Why your Tai lo spend Billions in light rail and heavy rail in Selangor apart from lowways?
Why your tai lo cant spare some for sports persons? Pokkai?
https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/6068

shriek

You pay tax to your tai lo and he build light rail in parts of Se lang or and tolled roads in Peng land;. Cost billions and how many are benefitted? Not only that, you have to continue to pay for the operation and maintenance. You made pokkai

Omega 88

Robin – 6 Jan 2022 7.28pm …….. ” Tok mat, shahril, wajya dusuki are credible.” ======== TOK MAT HAS GOT IT WRONG ON DR. M’S SUCCESS by Terence Netto / November 20, 2021 7:30 AM “UMNO deputy president Mohamad Hasan is what you call a progressive leader. That is, he is a national political leader who can survey the horizon of circumstance and point party and country in a constructive and viable direction….. in his recent public pronouncements, he was not averse to acknowledging that Malaysia is a Multi-Racial, Multi-Religious country.”  https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2021/11/20/tok-mat-has-got-it-wrong-on-dr-ms-success/ ======== * UMNO Deputy President Mohamad Hasan, a POTENTIAL LEADER for UMNO PRESIDENT… Read more »

Omega 88

Comment by Omega 88 dd. 9 Jan 2022 5.44pm

This is 2021.” Sorry , it should read as 2022.

Omega 88

“Our policies are needs-based and have been proven to help those who need it the most – particularly Malays, because they form the majority of the B40 group.” – Penang DAP vice-chairman Zairil Khir Johari ======== So, which is it, ZKJ? Your colleague, SAR says DAP is all about multiculturalism and you say its needs based – in particular Malays, forming the majority in B40 group and they need help the most. This sounds like BN/PN speech. Are you sure you know in which political party you are in? Is there a quota system involved here? This is 2021. The PH,… Read more »

shriek

How they are still majority in B40? Why not asked your tai lo? 60 happy year your BN/PN tai lo doing good job compare PH. Last yearr your tai budget so much for them and why you dont mentioned it? Others are getting peanuts.
You kampong type? In west and Sink apor, they address people – whites, blacks, coloured, hispanic. ang mo, pek moh, farang, mat salleh etc. Sink apor uses such term and are how come they are miles ahead of us?