Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mad Dog Of The Middle East

A nickname dubbed by Ronald Reagen of his anti-western policy, the power hungry Muammar al-Gaddafi has vowed to fight to his death in the spread of Jasmine Revolution. The sickening dictator even deploys artillery, warplanes and private army to suppress the protesters. He will probably do anything to defend his regime disregard the humanitarian accuse worldwide.

We heard critics mainly from US and European countries, but China as usual remains silence till now despite their investments in Libya were said being looted. Because the suppression resembles the notorious 14-June TianAnMen Square incidence. The Mad Dog keeps the foreign countries mouth shut by threatening to destroy oil and gas facilities. The interrupted supply has helped the oil price soaring again lately.

I think Gaddafi is on the verge of collapse, like a dog being cornered. I am counting his days…

Monday, February 21, 2011


“Sanctum” was not good as expected. Stunt was not exceptional jaw-dropping, story flow was kinda predictable and the actors were not shining.

The caving activities sound interesting, which I have read about it on NG years ago. Such adventure is really expensive, not for the ordinary people like us. The underwater cave diving must be exciting, probing in the pitch black and narrow spaces require special training.

The caving fun at Vang Vieng (Laos) in 2005 refilled my memory instantly, of course this was just a fun trip. The nervous feeling grew while wading through the shoulder height cold milky water with anxiety of touching unknown exotic insects or spiders or snakes. The complete darkness infused mystery and uncertainty throughout the expedition, definitely not catered for the faint of heart.

I’m planning to go diving at Sipadan Island (one of the world’s top underwater odysseys) and trek inside the world’s largest cave – Mulu National Park very soon. It’s time to explore the beauty of my own country.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Day At Kuala Lumpur's Birdpark

Conveniently located at city centre, this was my first visit to KL's Birdpark. Not bad, a good spot for family outing. Opposite to the Birdpark are Butterfly Park, Orchid Garden and the Islamic Arts Center. Will visit next time.

My nephews were posing in front of a peacock.

The feeding was fun.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Year Gathering

Had a gathering with ex-schoolmates. 10 years apart, all have developed their own career – doctor, businessman, engineer, manager, accountant, IT specialist, chef… a group of us all in 40’s still made stupid jokes and nonsense, was hilarious.

Everyone has his own story to tell, has different opinion but we all share the common thought that the politic and corruption in the country are worsening, long for a change in government.

Rumours said the next general election would be announced soon… I doubt… the current Prime Minister wouldn’t be so stupid to lose his crown before the official expiry of his term 2 years from now. The voice of opposition party is getting stronger, and the ruling party has no confidence to secure majority Malay votes. The recent launching of several mega projects look like they’re desperate to collect some benefits before their end of time.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Game Over Mubarak

Eventually Mubarak has surrendered his presidency after the dramatic 18 days democracy revolution.

A few US politicians once publicly backed Mubarak, Dick Cheney even praised him “a good man”. Clear, Mubarak granted US to implement military strategy in the area, and oppressed the influence of Islamic fanatism in the region. The main concern now is that worrying the Islamic party “Muslim Brothers” would rise in the politic arena and turn to the direction of Iran.

No doubt the social platform (Facebook) initiated by Wael Ghonim played major role in this case, he catalyzed the firm and high spirited demonstration. His interview and speeches were very well scripted, touched the heart of millions Egyptians.

Mess is what left over in Egypt now. It’s still a long way to fight for democracy, to strive for better living conditions, no easy task. Don’t expect the new government be much cleaner and efficient, but at least they have heard the voices of the public and be more prudent and aware of people’s power.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Good Job, Wikileaks

Since Wikileaks unearthed and published the corruption scandals of Tunisian government, the president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family have been forced into exile by people’s power. This Jasmine Revolution has further “inspired” their neighbouring Islamic countries (Egypt, Yemen, Jordan etc.) to walk out the streets proclaiming their dissatisfaction and anger. The riot erupted in Egypt has by far destabilized the social and economic operation. I think Mubarak would fall in this crisis.

I really appreciate the guts of Wikileaks disclosing the hidden facts of dirty politics, to keep us aware of the unjustified and unfair practice of a handful selfish bastard. Like most of the ordinary law-abiding citizens, I’m sick with the corruptions that obliterating our efforts and deterring country development.

I don’t think any new replacement government would be clean. The words “Anti-corruption” have been seriously abused by these politicians. Who would enact/ amend laws to shun their wealth generation opportunities? Will a thief alert himself to be caught?
I hope Wikileaks could do more to shake up the world, act as a watchdog/ spy to keep those foul practitioners be more cautious.