Never lose hope: Despite a dark 2021, the people will prevail

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A lone planetary light breaks the darkness of the December night sky over Penang - ANIL NETTO

As we usher in the New Year, the situation in the country remains fluid, even after a second change of government in three years.

Let us never forget how Parliament was suspended for such a long time under emergency rule during the year. Along with other NGOs, Aliran challenged this suspension in a legal suit – and the matter is still before the courts.

When Parliament finally reconvened, the Mahiaddin Yasin-led government fell apart – only for a fresh coalition to be cobbled together, this time led by Umno’s Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Yes, Umno is back in power again, after a brief hiatus. And little has changed – the political manoeuvring seemed more like a game of musical chairs. The government remains largely mono-ethnic and mono-religious, apart from the Barisan Nasional-friendly parties from Sarawak and Sabah.

Some things barely change. The government has done little to curb ethno-religious sentiment, which simmers and flares up now and then. Sometimes it appeared to be pandering to such sentiment. Full article on the Aliran website

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Purple Haze

Harimau Malaya gagal at AFF Suzuki Cup, head coach Tan Cheng Hoe resigned.

Kerajaan Gagal (banjir, barang Naik Harga), siapa letak jawatan?

shriek

Very often one is invited by ACA for teh tarik session? Now is the opportunity for for rakyat to invite ACA and question them back. Unless this happen, it is not a Happy New Year yet. Why they ask us and we cannot ak them?

Purple Haze

Happy New Year to all.

My wish for 2022 is the full implementation of GST (start with 3%) so that everybody will share the burden of tax contribution.

Otherwise, the government will tax those really work hard for their money, including money earned from overseas, retirement money in Singapore CPF.

shriek

60 years – always said Happy New Year. But are rakyat really happy? We continue to vote getting real bad. Fear it is not only GST but every where we are taxed as we are pokkai even though we have resources like oil and gas.

Purple Haze

Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has just issued a royal decree banning politicians from preaching Islam in the state.

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=213312

shriek

Se lang or. There are 10 states, N, Borneo and Sarawak. More than enough. Religous politicians look for botol and 4D issues but any whispers about flood and evertday nasi lemak suffer by those affected by flood?

glissantia

Wow! You want another round of 10s of billions in GST disappearing?

Purple Haze

Disappearing is not issue. Issue is too many people (including famous YouTubers) never pay a single Sen of tax but can continue to spend without guilt. If ‘they’ get taxed, they will be more wary about the performance of government, instead of just hoping for more subsidies and goodies. Many who work in Singapore cannot afford to pay tax on both sides of causeway.

shriek

Many East Malaysians cari makan there. if tax, how to remit $$ to wife, children and parents? During election make sure those work overseas return back or cast postal remember they are taxed left and right, top and bottom

Nandraj

Purple Haze is right!

Most people never pay tax yet expect lots of freebies and bantuan!

Make them pay too each time they consume!

Alpha 88

( shriek Reply to Anil Netto / 5 Jan 2022 7.34pm ) “we still have many commentors here oppose PH” ======== Hello shriek, What is so great about PH that one needs to oppose it. NOTHING. PH could not even hold as Ruling Government for a full term. Not even half, already Kaput. PH was playing political game with the Masters of politics. They can spin PH like a spinning top and make PH come out dizzy with loss of direction which is what they did for the 24 months PH was ruling. Besides Melaka, PH lost big time in the Sarawak election… Read more »

Purple Haze

Likely a “Go West” Warisan spokesperson?

Or from Parti Bangsa Malaysia?

Alpha 88

Sorry to say this Purple Haze but as your name implies you are in a haze. Alpha 88 is neither a Warisan spokesman or from PBM, just a 85 year old senior passing through.

shriek

You belive he is a 85 year? No wonder many are conned and lost their saving as reported in the media….

Alpha 88

He,he. You are so so funny. Just curious, why you no believe, shriek? You think am much older than 85? And how is my age related to lost of their (whose) saving? Another one of those imaginary thoughts of yours, shriek?

shriek

It is a fact BN/PN has 60 years governing. PH only starting to drive, You bodek BN/PN for 60 years and is rakyat very happy? Are rakyat having the same or better standard than HK, Sink apor, S, Korea and China with our rich resources? How come our $$ is like perdua to Sink apor and LOS money? The Grand master orso spin you around when you support BN. PN/BN govern very well with hundreds of well paid advisors and envoys to India, china and Mid East. $$$ well spend on them

Alpha 88

PH only starting to drive “

He, he, NO shriek, they have just started to baby crawl but pretend to fly, is more likely a description of them. Why, because they kaput in just 24 months. The rest, err – nimby.

shriek

baby are innocent, lovable, innocent and adorable and not like 85s cunning, scheming and dancing chubby checker twist and a go go walkabout. Now 80s still can walk or go and spin more in the internet??

Alpha 88

Yes, babies are innocent, lovable, adorable, are they not? Totally agree with you, shriek. Just wondering , what has that got to do with the cunning, scheming, twisted party of yours.

Err, which clueless party did you say yours was?

shriek

Why dont you also reply to Anil too? Under present gomen and BN, it always Sha la la – happy Sundays and beautiful days? Give us examples your your glorious BN/PN.instead of dark past years and flying white flags and going through the rubbish in Komtar. You just rattle the needles in PH’s eyes but not the rafters in BN/PN. When you are going to side Kedah to ask Pengland to pay for the water and yearly lease?

Alpha 88

” You just rattle the needles in PH’s eyes ” 

Whatever makes you think this is so? Are you saying they are, what is being said of them? Why are you so concern about BN/PN? They are on a journey….. let them be. Your people say Penang, a sovereign state, Kedah says part of theirs but all are federal states, part of the Nation. They are going to court on this water thing, so let it be. Now, what is it about that you want me to reply to Blog master.

shriek

Now you sing your Beetle oldies “let it be” Why so itchy with so many questions in the first instance? Pengland Gomen let it be i.

Alpha 88

“Why so itchy”? tsk, tsk. Naughty, naughty, shriek! Now, your gomen don’t want to preserve, maintain, is at odds with Mother Nature’s beautiful creation. Want to persevere with ugly brick and mortar. So, how can be let it be? Maybe you can recommend eye glasses to your 15 year old gomen. Old already.
He,he.

shriek

Even with Covid, Sink apor is experiencing More Happy New Year than we flush with water, oil, gas, timber, palm oil and tourist places. See SCMP report

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3161887/singapores-economy-course-fastest-growth-more-decade

Alpha 88

shriek Reply to Alpha 88 / 12 Jan 2022 7.26pm
‘ They came out of Great leap, cultural revolution, Vietnam war ‘

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That’s millions and millions of unimaginable human suffering you have mention there, shriek. The sixty years you keep mentioning, during these period, has anyone gone through such suffering here?

But, time is cyclic and history tends to repeat, so who knows what might take place in the future.

Here is a speech you may like to hear – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML3qYHWRIZk 

And a song you may want to enjoy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_-d8NVYmgs

Imagine, in the song, its the State of Penang.

Alpha 88

P1b Now do you also want to know how PH became wimpy pussies during their 24 months of governance. Better not. Now go take a look at how PH of Penang do their budget for the state -Operational and Development allocation, why is it similar to National budget, why PH cannot do different, why the Chief Minister’s Office and the State Secretary’s Office have the highest share of emoluments, registering at RM45.4 million in 2020 – about a quarter of the state’s total emoluments. As for the EPF issue, its been going on for a few years now. Nothing new. Its… Read more »

shriek

Go and wimp. Better wimp more. As you said, BN/PN better is governing and PH is following your advice soon it will be few years and will become nothing new. Your kbk is orso like buubles and burst you become sound of silence except you so malu kepe on changing your name.

Alpha 88

Hallo shriek, your usual shoo shoo, phoo phoo kinda reply.
And as usual, can understand very little from it.

shriek

I understand little because you mumbo jumbo, You cant even given us what your tai lo has done for rakyat. After 60 year, millions are still wanting free handout. Just look at China, Sink apor, Vietnam and even Cambodia.They came out of Great leap, cultural revolution, Vietnam war and now you are cc to go to see them as how they have progress. China lifted up 700 million out of poverty and yout tai lo cause poverty like addicted

shriek

Your tai lo and PASS partner always about race and religion. 60 years what have they never lift a finger, even the last finger. You better communicate with like like Kwok Wing

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/01/15/let-me-live-like-everyone-else-says-woman-raised-by-chinese-teacher/

shriek

Soon will Pengland join Trengganu have send off ceremonies forf workers to work interstate.

Trengganu under PASS have this adios, sayonara to its people.

T’ganu PAS flayed for ‘competing with Bangladesh’ (malaysiakini.com)

Purple Haze

Can send more to Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait etc to work as maids.

shriek

Where is Green & Taxed? Why no ask Central to give $$ those affected by flood instead of digging the EPF piggy? EPF primary goal is for retirement. It is a Provident FUND to those cant get PENsion. If Gomen cant manage our tax and financials, why we keep voting them for decades? Race and Religion more important? Then dont cry for Argentina

Purple Haze

Is there hope in Malaysia in 2022?

shriek

What hope? We have to strugglem, crawl and tighten our belts. Jib khor once tell us to tighten our belts. Every year buckler one notch less.

Purple Haze

Prominent economist Prof Dr Barjoyai pointed out that as it is, 6.1 million or almost 50% of EPF contributors under the age of 55 have savings of less than RM10,000 for their retirement.

So by the time they retire, they will probably have between RM15,000 and RM20,000. What can they do with this amount and how long can they survive with it?

shriek

real serious. we still have many commentors here oppose PH. To them, they have Happy New Year for more than 60 years, Every year passby, more happy and they have duit teh whereas rakyat EPF is like oil, getting less and less

glissantia

The situation is worse. EPF (the actual source of the info.) stated that the bulk of the 50% or so have less than RM5,000. How many of those working have EPF accounts nowadays? It has become more important to (a) reduce employees by treating them as “independent agents” – gig economy konon (b) undercut wages and get giant commissions by bringing in millions of foreigners. The free market rules – for oligarchs.

Nandraj

Money no enough keluarga Malaysia!

If you work hard and earn more, the gomen will tax your income more to give to those lazy to earn a living but spend unnecessarily!

Wyatt

Wyatt Wishes

HAPPY NEW YEAR — 2022
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Cheers with Merriment and a very Happy Yam Seng New Year with Good Health, Long Lives and Good Fortunes to you Anil Netto , Shriek , to your Dad, to Yellow, Minute, Glissantia, MGR Maran, Ray of light, Paramjit, Sirius, Menon and to all Penangites and Malaysians all Together.

Menon

https://youtu.be/Hx58c3XXIbI

We have all the time in the world to uphold justice if we do not succumb to those political scumbags you know who lah.

2022 the end of Covid no masking around great year to all ofvyou.

shriek

Dont point at the scumbags. The 4 fingers are orso pointing back at rakyat. The rakyat are reaping what they sow. We keep voting them of ketuanan and belief. Running out of $$$. They are looking at Provident Fund. OIl will have less demand as Glasgow Conference resolve nations to witch to Electric cars. Afte3r 60 years, we are in deep cesspool

Menon

CNN picks Penang as one of the destinations to visit in 2022.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnn.com/travel/amp/where-to-travel-best-destinations-2022/index.html

Shriek and Wyatt can be Penang Tourism Ambassadors!

shriek

Pengland is not only the destination mooted. CNN orso recommend many places around the globe.