Friday, February 27, 2009

Dear Malaysian Politicians

A businessman, Anas Zubedy who runs a consultancy company Zubey (M) Sdn. Bhd. forked out more than RM 36,000 to publish a full-page advertisement that appeared in The Star, 26 February 2009 in page N37.

In the ad, he wrote an open letter to Malaysian politicians, asking political parties to call a truce and focus on the shaky economy and jobs.

He also spoke of the challenges faced by his 20 staff, their fears for the future — and how the country's leaders seem oblivious to the anxiety that he feels is gripping the nation.

“Whether (the governing) Barisan Nasional or (opposition) Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leads is meaningless . . . if Malaysians have no job to go to, no money to pay rent and no means to put food on the table,” he wrote.

“Pakatan Rakyat, please stop your attempts to take over the federal government and just let go. The nation can wait until the next general election if they want change.

“Barisan Nasional, please stop any attempts to take over PR states and win over PR lawmakers. You have proved your point with Perak. The nation can wait for the next general election if they want your party.”

Anas called on politicians from all sides to “get together and compromise”, telling them: “Someone has to give in. Take the nation to heart. That's why you are in politics in the first place. Focus on the people. Focus on the economy.”


Click on the image below to see the full page advertisement for yourself
Click on the image to see the ad in full-size

I wish the Rm 36,000 he spent does not go down the drain, politicians should take heed of his pleading, it basically represents what other Malaysians are wishing for right now.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Are you gonna finish strong?

I stumbled upon this inspirational video at Youtube.

The guy is an Australian named Nick Vujicic, who was born without any limbs.





" If I fail and I give up, do you think I'm gonna be able to get up? No!
But I just want you to know that it's not the end, it matters how you gonna finish.
Are you gonna finish strong? " - Nick Vujicic


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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Weirdness

I continue to surprise myself lately.


Currently I find myself listening to Britney Spears's Circus album every time of the day.

My favourite tracks include Circus, Out From Under and Shattered Glass...ouch.


Hopefully this infatuation stops, ASAP.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Kids nowadays


Budak² zaman sekarang....


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He is a 13-year-old who likes computer games, boxing and Manchester United. But what sets Alfie Patten from East Sussex, England, apart from other boys his age is the fact that he became a father last Monday.

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Baby-faced Alfie, who is 13 but looks more like an eight-year-old, became a father four days ago when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman,15, gave birth to their daugther Maisie Roxanne.

alfie patten chantelle steadman maisie roxanne 140109In an exclusive story in The Sun yesterday, Alfie was quoted as saying, "I thought it would be good to have a baby. I didn’t think about how we would afford it. I don’t really get pocket money. My dad sometimes gives me £10 (RM51.95)."

Alfie, who is just 4-feet tall, added: "When my mum found out, I thought I was going to get in trouble. We wanted to have the baby but were worried how people would react.

"I didn’t know what it would be like to be a dad. I will be good, though, and care for it."

Maisie was conceived after Chantelle and Alfie - just 12 at the time - had a single night of unprotected sex.

They found out about the baby when Chantelle was 12 weeks pregnant. However, they kept it a secret until six weeks later when Chantelle’s mother Penny, 38, became suspicious about her weight gain and confronted her.

Chantelle admitted she and Alfie, who are both being supported by their parents, would be accused of being grossly irresponsible. She said: "We know we made a mistake but I wouldn’t change it now. We will be good loving parents.

"I have started a church course and I am going to do work experience helping other young mums. I’ll be a great mum and Alfie will be a great dad."

'They have no idea what lies ahead'

Chantelle and Maisie were released from hospital earlier today. They are living with Penny, Chantelle’s jobless father Steve, 43, and her five brothers in a rented council house. The family lives on state benefits. Alfie, who lives with his mother Nicola, 43, spends most of his time at the Steadmans’ house.

He is allowed to stay overnight and even has a school uniform there so he can go straight to his classes in the morning.

Alfie’s father, Dennis, 45, who is separated from Nicola, believes the boy is scared deep down.

"Everyone is telling him things and it’s going round in his head. It hasn’t really dawned on him. He hasn’t got a clue of what the baby means and can’t explain how he feels. All he knows is mum and dad will help.

"When you mention money, he looks away. And she is reliant on her mum and dad. It’s crazy. They have no idea what lies ahead."

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Bapak pun muka budak2 lagi... dahsyat sungguh dunia zaman sekarang