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Did Evolution give UMNO a miss……?

Posted by ErnieJean on February 27, 2009

Wah!!!!!!
SOOOOOO BRAVE!!!!!
SOOOOOOO MANLY!!!!!
13 AGAINST AN OLD MAN, A YOUNG LADY AND 2 SKINNY FELLAS…………
MEMANG JAGUH UMNO!!!!!
THEIR MAMAS WILL BE OH-SO PROUD!!!!!!
*Clap*  *Clap*
 
They actually needed 13 cowards against one Karpal Singh......
 
 
You know what they are?
 
COWARDS……at best!!!! Nothing more, pehaps, something less………..
 
So “brave”, to come in a pack, harrassing and bullying a harmless wheelchair-bound gentleman…..so “brave” indeed!!
 
Well, looks like they picked on the wrong victim this time…..he may seem fragile due to his physical condition, but he isn’t called the “Lion of Jelutong/Gelugor” for nothing……….
 
And I guess that’s what separates the “Lion” from the “Hyenas”. And by the way, “Kudos” to the real heroes for rushing to Karpal Singh’s aid
 
Stupid as stupid does, this incident really proves the level of stupefiedness within UMNO………
 
Why UMNO and not UMNO Youth? Because till today, none of the so-called leaders from UMNO has yet to step forward and apologised for the inexcuseble thuggish behaviour of the ma-chais…..NONE!!
 
And to make things worse, it has also confirmed our worst fears that the PDRM and the rest of the civil servants have pledged their loyalty to a political party, rather than to the nation.
 
I came across this research paper today, on “Human and Ape Behaviour“……..based the theories of Evolution. Not that I’m a great believer of Darwin’s theory, but somehow, with the recent shamefull behaviour of the UMNO Youth, it’s not hard to put two and two together………..
 
Check out this excerpt from http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Human_and_ape_behavior and tell me that the mannerism of the chimps didn’t sound at all too familiar with the cowards who thought it was brave and courageous to manhandle and attack the disadvantaged, weak or outnumbered……

Since competition for females is high among apes, male rivalries are high. Males either have to rely on their strength or their bonds with other males in order to ascend in rank and achieve status.

Chimpanzees in particular are very adept at forming human-like political coalitions, since they cannot possibly expect to achieve or maintain power without significant cooperation on the part of other males. Without this cooperation, other coalitions of males could easily overthrow an alpha chimp regardless of his strength and size.

It is hypothesized that this strong bonding between male chimpanzees is the reason for the human-like genocide that groups of chimps inflict upon other groups of chimps.

Chimps have been observed forming raiding parties with the sole intent of crossing into enemy territory to wreak destruction and violence upon the enemy group. They act with strategy and tact as they sum up their opponent and decide to mount an attack. When they do attack, it is generally on the weak or outnumbered. The attacks are brutal, and cannibalization is common. Although it is unsure exactly why these raids take place, it is thought that the strong bonds and trusts males form within their group causes distrust and disdain for outsiders.

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Now tell me…………..DID EVOLUTION SKIP BY THESE UMNO GOONS ?????

 

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Our Education System….A Case of The Blind Leading The Blind?

Posted by ErnieJean on February 26, 2009

For the past decade or so, it’s been a common knowledge and much to the chagrin of Malaysian parents, that the quality of our teachers have dropped so badly that that our public education system has become one big great joke.

The government and our education ministry may not officially acknowledge this fact, but then again, neither have they denied it outright, have they?

Thursday February 26, 2009

Teachers going mad teaching subjects in English, claims rep

By RASLAN BAHAROM, The Star

TAIPING: Some Malay teachers in Bagan Serai are “going mad” as they cannot handle teaching Mathematics and Science subjects in English, claimed a state assemblyman .

Dr Khalil Idham Lim Abdullah (Titi Serong) said the teachers themselves had to take English classes to improve their command of English.

While they are still grappling with the language, they are required to teach their students as well, said Khalil, who was chairman of the Perak Backbenchers Club in the former Pakatan Rakyat-led state government.

“The teachers themselves have a poor command of English. How do we expect them to teach their students?” he asked in his speech after a briefing on the subject at the state PAS headquarters in Jalan Air Kuning on Tuesday. (The question is why are they teaching our children in the first place if  they have proven to be soooo incompetent !!!???)

Some teachers, he said, “have simply gone crazy” because of this, likening the matter to the blind leading the blind. He claimed the minimum passing mark for both subjects were lowered to ensure that only a rosy picture was painted of the move. (You’re right about the blind leading the blind……that that basically sums up our education system too!!)

Earlier, the gathering was told by Malaysian Translators Association president Associate Prof Abdullah Hassan that a big gathering is scheduled to be held in front of Istana Negara at 2pm on March 7 to protest against the teaching of Mathematics and Science in English. (FRU and trigger happy cops on standby already?)

Prof Abdullah said the argument that the usage of English would provide better job opportunities could only hold water if there were plenty of job openings. (Who made this joker a professor btw!!?? How can there be better job opportunities when you people don’t bother to improve yourselves language wise and such!!!???)

Seriously, need we say more?

How on earth did these people, who can’t even command a decent level of English, get employed as teachers in the first place!!!???

teaching-english

But then again, come to think of it, majority of our graduates can’t even carry a decent conversation in that language. In fact, it’s like having a “Chicken And Duck” talk with the likes of them, where you’d ask them something in English and they’d answer in their mother-tongue.

I mean, come on!!! I’ve seen the level of English used in our Mathematics and Science syllabus and it’s definitely not like it requires a genius (or even a half-genius) to understand what’s being taught, what more turn one crazy!!!!

These new breed of teachers, I suspect (and I believe many other parents too), did not join this profession out of passion or love for the job, but rather, out of neccessity to earn a living, perhaps, because they couldn’t find employment elsewhere due to their poor attitude and lousy degrees…..hence the shitty and lazy attitudes.

If non-native BM speaking teachers can master the BM language to effectively teach, why can’t the same be achieved for the English language?

And if it’s such a “mental torture” to be required to understand simple English, then I say, that teacher should just quit and let someone else more deserving take over.

Folks, this is what happens when degrees are dished out with the main agenda to create an impressive impression.

As far as our government is concerned, it’s not the QUALITY that matters, but QUANTITY. And to make things a lot worse, these degrees are not granted based on meritocracy, but “you-know-I-know“. 

To be fair, there are definitely a few gems amongst them teachers……but these are just too far and too few to make an impact on the level of our children’s education. 

And now, what with the Higher Education Minister telling our varsities to not be obsessed with international rankings, this seems like taking another step BACKWARDS!!

Khaled, it is by comparing ourselves and competing with the world’s best that we can hope to improve ourselves….and stop giving some dumb excuses such as, “….. international ranking system was not carried out on a level playing field, especially for less developed nations which did not have the infrastructure or research tradition to compete with better established institutions” to try and wriggle yourself out of having to answer and take responsiblity for the poor performances of our local varsities within the international arena.

My rationale would be that if UMNO can dish out a couple of millions of ringgit without a blink of an eye for their by-election campaigns, why can’t the same be done to improve our education framework and institutions!!!???

SSSIIIIGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

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An Economic-Bimbo’s Guide To Surviving The Crunch…..

Posted by ErnieJean on February 26, 2009

Brace yer-self people!!!

The effects of incompetent economic management by our gutter-government combined with the current world-wide economic crisis, is almost upon us. Though the full effects of recession has yet to set in, one can just sense the glooming dark clouds coming in.

They say the first clear signs of recession is when shoppers start holding back on their spending…….and by the looks of how quiet the cash registers are these days, I’d say the signs are loud and clear.

You know Jusco? Everyone’s favourite Japanese retail chain store?

Remember whenever they have their very popular “Members’ Day Sale“, one would always avoid the roads leading to where these stores are because the traffic jam can be so darn horrendous? And if you’re one of the Jusco member card holders who would take a day off work just so to go grab some bargains, you’d see so many people that it may just give you claustrophobia? Or where it takes at least 30 minutes to pay for something?

Well, Jusco had one of those “Members’ Day Sale” two days ago, and guess what? The road in front of my office which leads to Mid Valley, that houses a Jusco, which used to be jammed pack during such sales, was clear of traffic!!!! Even the internal roads within Mid Valley was clear!!!

So what is going on!!??

A friend told me that, apparently, retailers at a high end shopping mall (the one that is standing on what was previously a convent school in KL’s golden triangle?) are planning to appeal for a waiver off several months of rental due to bad bad bad sales.

Recently, I checked out Metrojaya’s Members’ Preview Sale………it used to be so packed that one would potentially lose weight just by standing while waiting to try out an outfit at a fitting room. Well, not this time………the crowd was not only a lot smaller but it felt like any normal shopping day, despite the great discounts and free supper 😀

Even prudent spending has gone to healthcare.

Wednesday February 25, 2009

It’s a sign of an ailing economy

IPOH: Longer queues at government hospitals and health clinics. That’s one of the side effects of the economic crisis.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad said more people were seeking treatment at public hospitals instead of private ones to save on expenses.

And patients did not mind waiting for three hours to seek treatment, he said. “Even those with minor problems are seeking aid at the Accident and Emergency units,” he told reporters after launching the third Perak Health Conference.

“When there’s a reduction in purchasing power, you naturally spend less. This is why people try not to seek treatment at private establishments.” – The Star

I’m an economic bimbo……….when economists discuss or explain how the economic machinery works, they’d probably get 5 minutes, max, of my attention, after which my eyes just glazed over and thoughts wander into space.

But when you see empty retail shops, or hear about family or friends being laid off, it certainly doesn’t take an economic genius to have one’s worry nerves being tickled? How NOT to know and worry about the recession that is round the corner, or if not, already setting in, as far as some folks are concerned. How many of us here who are already living within the boundaries of our salaries even before this economic turmoil started?

Our current Deputy Prime Minister, who is also our Finance “Tai Kor” (God help us all…….),  has announced a much bigger 2nd stimulus plan to be injected into the ailing economy.

Firstly, “Thank You” Mr DPM, for FINALLY acknowledging that our economy is in trouble, instead of insisting that we still going strong…..that our “economic fundamentals” are rock solid. However, like the 1st  stimulus package, we can expect zilch or minimal details as to how this “stimulation” is going to be carried out.

So, let’s just discount this government from coming up with anything brilliant to save us.

Although things have not gone to the “bottom of the sewers” just yet, but based on what’s going on now, think there’s no other way but to take matters into our own hands and consider these options, in order to survive this round of economic woes ;

1. Cut down on impulsive and frivolous spending.

Easier said than done, I know, but one way of achieving that would be to leave your credit card behind if you’re going out window shopping. And get rid of all but one ATM card for emergencies only.

(Darn!!! And just when all the major retail stores are having their sales!!! AArrrgghhhh!!!)

2. Find a better paying job.

If local employers are using the economic downturn as an excuse to pay Peanuts, then wish them “Monkeys“. Look for jobs elsewhere or overseas. Check out jobstreet.com or similar websites.

I know it’s tough leaving one’s family and loved ones behind, but consider the overseas stint as a temporary measure and the experience would definitely make one’s resume look good.

3. If No.2 is not an option, then increase your earnings.

I know a lot of people who are supplementing their current pay by taking on a 2nd job or operating a small-time business. The extra earned could go into your emergency fund, which would come in handy during times of financial emergency.

4. Identify and eliminate nonessential and discretionary expenditures

Some experts call it “Trimming away the Fats”.

That may mean terminating your Astro, club membership, weekly buffet treats, Starbucks or club-hopping. Also, you may want to consider cutting down on those cigarettes, alcohol and high-maintenance dates.

That may put a damper on your social life, but just think of it as a “temporary reprieve” and it’ll help.

 5. Last but not least…..stay focused, determined and always adopt a positive outlook.

Being depressed will not help anyone, much less yourself. Face each challenge head on and always remember that when one “door” is shut, there will always be other “doors” opened……..PERSEVERENCE is the key

(Sounds totally cheesy, I know, but it’s sooo true!!)

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Najib’s ruthless plan to restore absolute power of UMNO?

Posted by Cherubim on February 21, 2009

I have been wondering why Barisan Nasional was behaving themselves. Maybe I was deluded into thinking, well, considering the grim global economic forecasts this year, they’re perhaps trying to save as many middle class in the country as possible. Think of something other than the rubbish economic stimulus packages that doesn’t seem to work long-term.  After all, people who pay taxes are those in the middle-lower class catagory, and the super rich usually gets aways without paying much. Except I forgot one thing, the reason BN’s political hold onto the country’s wavering is due to the fact that the middle class can afford internet access, is more or less well educated, and makes decisions on their own, rather than what is fed through the mass media. They don’t want that. No. So they decided to plan an ambush.

They were planning to topple the hold that the Pakatan Rakyat has in the 5 states one by one, using proven effective techniques.  The first technique we have seen is bribery, where there are those 4 from Perak who fell to the ploy. There is an alleged claim that the former DAP MP’s actually incurred numerous debts, and the woman chose her husband over her own other loyalties, or so the whispers in the wind say.  Second technique is the digging out dirt on the head or those who hold the parties together, as poor Elizabeth Wong has sufffered and Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is finding out. The third is by psychological pressure, by giving death threats, putting the MPs in fear of harm to their families, which unfortunately knowing as how things are evolving in this country, might be carried out.

What all of us must understand is that the next Prime Minister of Malaysia (a dictator who would rival Mahathir’s iron grip, with less tact, less consideration for the economy, and a womanizer to boot)  is one ruthless sneaky fellow, and he’ll do anything to keep his imagined god-given right to rule and leech off the land. These people don’t care about us common folks who work 10 hour days and want only to be good at what their chosen profession does. No matter what, free access to the nation’s coffers would ensure that the powers that be in BN UMNO always be more than comfortable. They’re already wealthy, and the only way to keep things that way is to maintain hold on power in the country and be Deities (in their minds) above the law. No one is safe from being their pawns. Whatever it takes, it will be done.

Pakatan Rakyat as it is right now exists on a fragile balance. Everyone has ideals, everyone wants justice and equality, everyone has their own motives and reasons. Everyone is human. Make no mistake, Najib’s plan is to prey on PR MPs’ weaknesses, expose/threaten/pay them off then play dumb and innocent officially. PAS, for all their excessive enthusiasm for religion, does not lack of loyalty and solidarity amongst themselves, it is after all the Muslim way. Cannot the DAP and PKR do the same? We are facing a common enemy, it is now time to strategize and effective counter-attack. One has to be smart, and trust one another. They cannot break a bound bundle of sticks, but it’s easy to break them one by one untill all has fallen.

Pakatan Rakyat, worry, strategize, and prepare yourselves. This 4-year-term you have earned will be unchartered territory as far as Malaysian political scene is concerned. Everything is possible, even assasinations. Remember, the people have supported you, so kindly do you end of the bargain.

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Stuck In The AMNO Rut……..How To Move Ahead Like That!!!???

Posted by ErnieJean on February 20, 2009

Know why Malaysia is still in the humdrum?

Why husbands of some people I know who had to go overseas, leaving the family behind to earn a living because nothing seems to be moving here?

Why there’s another 80,000 folks (and not 40,000 as conservatively estimated by the government) who got retrenched?

This despite the first stimulus package being “supposedly” already released into the economy…………..

Because, despite most of us knowing very well what’s really wrong, especially with the administrators of this country,  we seem to be stuck with nowhere to go……Still stuck with the same set of money-devils playing with the nation’s coffers and legal framework who are hell-bent at staying in power by using whatever dirty means.

While leaders of developed nations (now we also know why some nations are called “developed nations” and we’re still “developing” in a never-ending cycle) focus their attention and energy on solving their country’s economy woes, ours are engrossed in playing “masak-masak”…….where the main ingredients are :-

1. 500 gms of RACISM

2. 450gm of LONGKANG-POLITICS

3. 10 tbs of CORRUPTION

4. 1 roll of HYPOCRITISM

Tun Dr. Mahathir had more or less confirmed that the racial politics, played to perfection by UMNO and their “running dogs”, are more for political power concerns rather than actual concerns for the race they profess to be conning “protecting”.

“Whether we like it or not, if Umno is no longer a race-based party, the likelihood is that PAS will take over the Government,” he said in reply to a question after giving a talk on “Malaysia at the Crossroads” at Cambridge University on Wednesday.

And how about this candidate who is currently one of the three scallywags “turks” vying for a place as one of the nation’s future leadership……Who had proudly proclaimed that UMNO, under his leadership, lost the Selangor state because  the party was NOT racist and Islamist enough.

This same frozen-faced chap actually believed that Umno should continue actively promote their brand of UMNO Malay agenda and UMNO Islamic policies, and the party will succeed in turning the tide in the next general election.

Well, Mr. Frozen Face……how about you please do us that big favour and continue with those racist proposals and next election, the rakyat truly send  you packing along with the ‘tsunami’ tide to Timbuktoo!!!

I came across this extremely racist piece of crap, entitled “Bodohkah Melayu” written by some chap who, believe me, seriously doesn’t look at all like an “Earth-Prince” but more 100% something else….say of the Indian ethnic background?

However, like all UMNO mamak breeds, this guy is adamant that he be as racist as possible, perhaps with hope that people can forget where his true origins are from………pity his ancestors and parents…….

Excerpt from “Bodohkah Melayu” at http://www.tepakbersulam.com/ aka Khazai Abu Bakar

(p.s. I’m only going to do a very simplified translation……..as most of what’s being written is more or less in the same crappy tune)

Melayu tidak lagi serupa UMNO melayu. Melayu tidak lagi sayangkan UMNO melayu, melayu menulis menghina pemimpin UMNO melayu, melayu mahukan hak UMNO melayu terhakis, melayu mahukaN melayu terus menjadi kuda, Melayu mahukan melayu jadi boneka.

(Loose Translation : Malays don’t love themselves anymore)

Lihat saja apa yang berlaku di Perak semalam sehingga hindu yang menjadi speaker Dewan Undangan Negeri perak boleh menjadi hakim. Hindu itu juga telah menghina Sultan Perak. Hindu ini juga telah mengaibkan bangsa ku bangsa Melayu. Hindu ini juga telah mencemar nama baik bangsa melayu. Hindu ini juga menghina Menteri Besar kita. Hindu ini juga menghina institusi beraja kita selama ini milik kita. Namun masih ramai lagi bangsa ku yang sedang tidur nyenyak dan masih bermimpi 916.

(Loose Translation : See how they allowed a hindu to be the speaker in the Perak state assembly. That Hindu insulted our king and our race)  *vomit blood*

Masih bermimpi jalan ke Putrajaya sedangkan jalan bangsa melayu kini menuju kelongkang yang busuk. Kita terus sokong hindu ini kata mereka, kata bangsa ku yang sedang tidur nyenyak ini. Kita terus berdiri di belakang hindu ini, yang penting UMNO – orang melayu itu tersingkir. Biarlah mereka lawan dengan hindu ini, yang penting kita dapat jadi pemerintah. Tak kiralah asalkan pemerintah, tak kiralah …biarpun jadi boneka atau kuda, ini saja jalan yang kita ada untuk menjadikan kita pemerintah. Jika tidak Anwar akan terus kempunan untuk jadi pemerintah. Gadaikan hak melayu, gadaikan maruah bangsa, tak apa kata mereka, tak apa kata pemimpin Pas, gadaikan maruah agama. Tak apa kata mereka lagi. Asalkan kita berkuasa.

(Loose Translation : Supporting the hindu is akin to negleting the malays. We must do whatever, at all costs, to ensure that we are the kings scumbags ones on top and in power.) 

Bangunlah bangsa ku, bangun dan lihat ,bangsa kita mahu dijajah kembali, Bangsa kita diperlekehkan, raja kita di persendakan, bangunlah….. lebih dari 50 tahun kebajikan, maruah, martabat kita dijaga, bukan oleh mereka, UMNO lah yang membesarkan kita, UMNO lah yang memberikan kita pendidikan, UMNO lah yang menjadikan kita bijak dan pandai. UMNO lah yang telah membawa bangsa kita menjejak kaki ke bulan. Kenapa kita hendak menjadi bodoh kembali hanya kerana mahu, menyokong mereka segelintir melayu yang hanya mahu merebut kerusi menjadi Perdana Menteri. Tidak akan hilang Malayu di dunia, tetapi melayu akan terus hidup merempat jika ini cara melayu.

(Loose Translation : ARISE my people….ARISE!!!!!! For more than 50 years, malays have been enslaved protected by UMNO, not them!!! UMNO is the one who handicapped nutured us so how can we turn our backs on them!!)

Can someone please tell our incoming PM that launching some dumb “One Malaysia” campaign with fancy fancy juvenile slogans and giving speeches such as , “Let us develop not only the economic and political ties but also the social and cultural relationship with all ethnic groups in the country,” will not buy the hearts of the voters……..not when it is so obvious that under your leadership, the total opposite is being practised, endorsed and approved.

 

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Tempe King, Khir Toyo is a botox-ed face hypocrite!

Posted by barbie on February 18, 2009

Tempe King, Khir Toyo is a botox-ed face hypocrite!

The REAL face before tempe and botox treatment

On Eli’s Wong nude photos:

KLANG: Selangor Opposition chief and former Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo has called for Pakatan Rakyat state executive councillor Elizabeth Wong to resign on moral grounds.

He said Malaysians were not ready to accept leaders who were embroiled in scandals.

Given this, he said Wong must relinquish all her positions.

This is a moral issue and Malaysians cannot accept leaders with moral issues and so she must vacate her State Assembly seat.

And after Eli offered to resign, the morally constipated Khir Toyo said this:

Selangor opposition chief Datuk Seri Dr Khir Toyo commended her for offering to resign, saying it was the right thing to do.

Dr Mohd Khir said that it was an unfortunate turn of events but said he appreciated Wong’s move to immediately resign.

It is good that there is a trend in Malaysia now whereby embattled elected representatives readily resign from their posts,” he said.

But, Khir Toyo.. what you said when photos of your representatives clearly in a compromising position were leaked out?

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Responsibilities

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on February 17, 2009

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY/IRRESPONSIBILITY!

“Banks are to be blame for financial crisis, predominantly British and American banks.” This statement above is a bit of a populist ‘blame-everyone-but-me” approach.

No doubt banks are partially responsible due to the some dodgy deals such as Credit Default Swap (CDS) pioneered by JP Morgan in the mid 1990s and predatory sub-prime mortgage lending. British and American consumers are at fault as well.

On average, each British spend (spent?) 175% while an American spend (spent?) 150% of the salary they earned. They live on credit (AKA debt). A consumer’s debt is a bank’s profit and since an average trans-Atlantic Anglo-American consumer/customer is heavily on debt, no wonder liquidity runs dry and hence the credit crunch.

No government dares to ask their electorate to change into a more ‘miserly’ lifestyle and responsibly shoulder part of the blame. The governments gladly/grudgingly exaggerated the victimhood mentality of their citizens to pin the blame entirely on financial institutions. They should be thought about personal responsibility.

WONG SAI WAN, MALAYSIA’S ALAN GREENSPAN?

Wong Sai Wan is an idiotic layman from The Star who does not deserve to be journalist or editor. He claims that by talking about how bad Malaysia’s economy is, we actually help to aggravate the dire economic situation.

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Political Assassination of Eli Wong…..Too Bad It’s Not Working!!!

Posted by ErnieJean on February 16, 2009

You know what?

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!

ENOUGH with all these low-life tactics to politically assassinate one’s opponent. For once, can’t these people pppplllleeeeaaaasssseeee come up with something that has more substance than some cheap nauseating thrills!!??

Nude photos: Politician lodges police report

Malaysiakini – Feb 16, 09 9:45am

A top Selangor assemblywoman, whose nude photographs are being circulated in public, has made a report urging the police to investigate the matter.

According to the assemblywoman, she lodged the report late last night at Damansara police station in Petaling Jaya at about 11pm.

It is believed that the photographs were taken without her consent, most likely by a former boyfriend, while she was sleeping.

Malaysiakini has seen a couple of the photos, one of which shows her asleep naked in bed.

The politician, who is from the ruling Pakatan Rakyat coalition in Selangor, has been severely traumatised by the release of the photos.

She told Malaysiakini that it was a gross invasion of her privacy.

“I’m a little speechless and at loss of words,” she said, adding that she would leave to the police to find the culprit who circulated the photos.

The photos have been sent to a number of newspapers, including The Sun and Malay Mail, which today ran reports on the matter.

According to one of her supporters, the release of the photos is aimed at casting aspersions on her and Pakatan ahead of two crucial by-elections in April, in Kedah and Perak.

The assemblywoman, who is in her late 30s and single, is expected to release a statement later today.

From what I gathered, these are basically photos taken of Eli Wong sleeping in nude/almost nude, without her consent mind you……….I mean, COME ON!!! Im’ very sure there’s many of us out there, men included, who has slept in their “birthday-suits” before, so WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL!!!???

These photos are neither controversial nor are they sexy!! What they are, are basically a gross violation of one’s personal boundaries!!!! Nothing more and nothing less!!

To use private photos of another person in order to embarrass him/her is not only criminal but TRULY TRULY DESPICABLE!!!

And you know what……I somehow suspect that the source of this “despicability” has the stinky trademark scent of some mastermind from a particular racist and corrupted political party that promotes and approves of such of behaviour………and for anyone to not know which party I’m referring to, must have been a hermit in some limestone caves……….

No, I have not seen the photos, nor will I ever be interested in viewing them……because by doing so would only give whoever posted those photos the publicity he/she so crave.

As far as I’m concerned, Elizabeth Wong is one great assemblywoman and the work that she has done for the people (even way before she was elected) certainly outweighs all that Toyol and his goons have done in their entire political career!!!

Btw, I do wonder if it could also be because of her and the PR state government’s unwavering stand on many issues that has made them the darlings of the voters but hugely “unpopular” with the corrupted businessmen, who used to get their way with the previous  Toyol government by just donating large amounts to some mysterious “Football Club”……….the illegal billboards and dangerous hillside developments instantly springs to mind……..hhhmmmmm…..

Quite frankly, I certainly DONT’ GIVE A DAMN what she wears to sleep, do you?

And just like Teresa Kok and her ISA detention, this incident of betrayal will not only ensure that the political career of Eli Wong will definitely live on, but she will find herself deluged with public support…….

Ultimately the BIG LOSER will NOT be the victim, but the perpertrator!!!!

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Give me money and I will keep them in jail!!!

Posted by jingoisticbuthornydesperado on February 14, 2009

Two judges pleaded guilty on Thursday to accepting more than $2.6 million from a private youth detention centre in Pennsylvania in return for giving hundreds of youths and teenagers long sentences.

Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan of the Court of Common Pleas in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, entered plea agreements in federal court in Scranton admitting that they took payoffs from PA Childcare and a sister company, Western PA Childcare, between 2003 and 2006.

“Your statement that I have disgraced my judgeship is true,” Ciavarella wrote in a letter to the court. “My actions have destroyed everything I worked to accomplish and I have only myself to blame.”

Conahan, who along with Ciavarella faces up to seven years in prison, did not make any comment on the case.

When someone is sent to a detention centre, the company running the facility receives money from the county government to defray the cost of incarceration. So as more children were sentenced to the detention centre, PA Childcare and Western PA Childcare received more money from the government, prosecutors said.

Teenagers who came before Ciavarella in juvenile court often were sentenced to detention centres for minor offences that would typically have been classified as misdemeanours, according to the Juvenile Law Centre, a Philadelphia nonprofit group.

One 17-year-old boy was sentenced to three months’ detention for being in the company of another minor caught shoplifting.

Others were given similar sentences for “simple assault” resulting from a schoolyard scuffle that would normally draw a warning, a spokeswoman for the Juvenile Law Centre said.

The Constitution guarantees the right to legal representation in U.S. courts. But many of the juveniles appeared before Ciavarella without an attorney because they were told by the probation service that their minor offences didn’t require one.

Marsha Levick, chief counsel for the Juvenile Law Centre, estimated that of approximately 5,000 juveniles who came before Ciavarella from 2003 and 2006, between 1,000 and 2,000 received excessively harsh detention sentences. She said the centre will sue the judges, PA Childcare and Western PA Childcare for financial compensation for their victims.

“That judges would allow their greed to trump the rights of defendants is just obscene,” Levick said.

The judges attempted to hide their income from the scheme by creating false records and routing payments through intermediaries, prosecutors said.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court removed Ciavarella and Conahan from their duties after federal prosecutors filed charges on January 26. The court has also appointed a judge to review all the cases involved.

This is absolutely disgusting. The consequences of unhindered capitalism lead to the global financial collapse and along with the economy. Social activism and/or welfare should never be subjected to capitalism or managed by businesses. PA Childcare and Western PA Childcare are both prime examples.

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INJURED: RIHANNA’S PHOTO

Posted by ella-mae on February 12, 2009

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We don’t know if this is real or not!

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