Friday, December 30, 2011

Saman


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It was 23rd December, 2012 ( Chinese Winter Solstice 冬至 ) ,   about 12midnight, when I was driving at 90km/hr at Jalan Kinabalu, near Wisma Tun Sambathan, approaching the traffic light at Bulatan Merdeka junction.   The green light is blinking, so I decided to go ahead.  As soon as I drove pass the traffic light, it turned orange.  It was then, I spotted trough my back mirror a bright flash behind me.  I thought someone highlighted me, but the flash was quite different.  It was more like a high-powered-camera-flash.

Less than 24 hour after that, on 24th December, 2012, at 5.03pm, as I was driving out of Bandar Puteri Klang into KESAS highway toward KL, I saw a Erythrina glauca tree fell at Ramp B of Puteri Interchange.  So I called Sathya to ask him to bring some worker to re-erect the tree.  Langkah kiri I guess.  A traffic police patrol car so happened trailed me from behind, and the police officers saw me dialing my hp.  I decided not to bribe, so they saman me lo !





So, I decided to check for traffic summons.   So I googled for
' semak saman '.

Several results are quite useful :

1. RILEK – Rangkaian Interaktif Laman Electronik Kerajaan
Not found.  The requested URL/pdrm/IPC/PDRM_SummonsInq.jsp was not found on this server.
huh !

Alternatively, can check with JPJ



For a small fee, check via sms :
3. Type POLIS SAMAN < space > [car registration number], send to 32728 ;
or
4. Type POLIS SAMAN < space > [car registration number], send to 15888 ;
or
5. Type jpj < space > [NRIC number], send to 37773.



Lesson I learned :
1. Don't run through a traffic light, even its in 'orange', especially the one with speed trap.
2. Don't use hp while driving.  Always use a handfree.
3. Don't give bribe.
4. Crime/Traffic offence pays !




Monday, December 19, 2011

鄉愁




小時侯
鄉愁是一枚小小的郵票
我在這頭
母親在那頭

長大後
鄉愁是一張窄窄的船票
我在這頭
新娘在那頭

後來啊
鄉愁是一方矮矮的墳墓
我在外頭
母親在裏頭

而現在
鄉愁是一灣淺淺的海峽
我在這頭
大陸在那頭




余光中





Thursday, October 6, 2011

Broga Hill's Grasses


Poaceae ( previously known as Gramineae ) is one of the largest plant families known to man.  A handful of the member of the Poaceae family were domesticated and cultivated in factory-farms for their seeds for human consumption.  

Except for some species enslaved as food crop, grasses at many other places are  liberated hippies, often regarded as nuisance unproductive weeds.  
But at the top of Broga Hill,  the they are royals.  Visitors are attracted to the hill for reason non-other than the picturesque landscape of grass dominated high land.

Pennisetum polystachyon and Imperata cylindrica dominate the hill, with some broadleaves struggling to survive. 

Here in Broga Hill, Pennisetum polystachyon is the King.  Tall and vigor, gentle yet strong.   While the Queen Imperata cylindrica.  Elegant, strong willed, dancing gracefully in the wind. 

Seasons come and go. 
Rainy and draught seasons… sunrises and sunsets…even mid-days and mid-nights …
The grasses grow and die, re-grow and die…

Crowd streaming in and out. 
Family and friends…elders and youngsters…love birds and litter bugs alike…
The grasses open-heartedly welcome all.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

晕车药 不简单



晕车了还那么好看,不简单!

晕车了被拍照还那么漂亮,那就真的漂亮了!
相机好不好、技术棒不棒,都无功可夸。




晕车是有药可解的。
Watson 就有卖两种 :


Novomin ( Dimenthdrinate 50mg )
RM5.80 /box ( 10 tablet )
启程前半小时服用。服用后昏昏欲睡。药性可达八小时。





Stugeron ( Cinnarizine 25mg )
RM0.65/tablet
启程前两小时空腹服用。服用后昏昏欲睡 。药性可达八小时。

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Malaysia Day

Federation of Malaya ( Persekutuan Tanah Melayu ) is the name given to a federation of 11 states that existed from 31st January 1948 until 16th September 1963. 

The Federation gained independence from the British on 31st August 1957. 
( However, some historians, including Prof Emerintus Khoo Koy Kim thinks that the Malay states were never colonized by the British.  The British was merely interfered in the administration of the States. 
31st August 1957 was a transformation of government from monarchy to constitutional federation. )
( so, technically, there is no Independence Day for Federation of Malaya )

It was reconstituted as Malaysia with addition of Singapore, Sabah, and Sarawak in 1963.  However, entry of Sabah and Sarawak into the Federation was on different terms and conditions from the states of Peninsular Malaysia.

( United States of America is a different case.  Today’s U.S.A. is a federal union of 50 states.  But, the original 13 colonies, then 13 states, declared their independence in the American Revolution and formed the Unites States of America.  U.S.A. grew as other states joined in the union. )

A Commission of Enquiry was commissioned, headed by Lord Cobbold, to study the desire of the people of the then North Borneo and Sarawak in joining Malaya in the proposed Federation of Malaysia.  The Commission on 1st August 1962 recommended that the formation of Malaysia should be implemented.

Sarawak, then was an independent state, granted independence by the British on 22nd July 1963.  As a newly born country, Sarawak was still weak and naïve.  The leaders were eager only to protect their interests, and the people are too short-sighted to foresee consequences of joining the Federation of Malaysia. 

Sabah was a British Crown Colony, known as North Borneo.  North Borneo was granted self-governance on 31st August 1963.


Brunei boldly rejected the proposal.

Singapore, gained independence from British on 31st August 1963, before joining the new Federation of Malaysia in September along with Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak.


Thus, on 16th September 1963, born a new nation named Malaysia.  The Federation consisted of Federation of Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak and Singapore.
( so, constitutionally, Malaysia Day is 16th September 1963 )

Later, Singapore separated from Malaysia in 9th August 1965.  It was condemned by other states, but history proved that the decision was wise after all.
( 14 states minus 1.  Malaysia now stands with 13 states )

Although the Constitution of the Federation of Malaysia was copied from the Constitution of the Federation of Malaya, large scale of amendments were made.  It is now known as Constitution of Malaysia. ( not Malaya )

So, who is re-writing our history ?
( Politicians, please shut up.  Lets hear from the historians )

Happy 48th birthday,  Malaysia !


References :

Report of the Commission of Enquiry ( Cobbold Commision ), North Borneo and Sarawak, 1962.

Federal Constitution of Malaysia

Reid Commission 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reid Commission

Malaysia Agreement
http://www.sabrizain.org/malaya/library/msia-agreement.pdf

Malaysia Act 1963
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1963/35/pdfs/ukpga_19630035_en.pdf

Federation of Malaya Independence Act 1957
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1957/60/pdfs/ukpga_19570060_en.pdf




Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Fallen Jalur Gemilang

Our beloved PM called on all Malaysian to fly our national flag – Jalur Gemilang ( Stripes of Glory ), in conjunction with Malaya’s 54th Independence Day  ( Federation of Malaya gained independence from British on 31st August 1957.  Malaya, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore then get together on 16th September 1963, to form Malaysia.  Thus Malaysia celebrate her 48th anniversary this year ). 



Patriotism

The Flag should be allowed to fly freely
Every year, our leaders call us to fly the Jalur Gemilang.  It’s a symbol of unity, so they said.  It’s a symbol of patriotism too !  Some years back, some political figures accused the Chinese community of being un-patriotic for not flying the national flag. 

Yes Sir, I noticed that you fly the flag at your multi-million castles and mansions, also on your expensive cars.

Yes Sir, patriotism for you is to manipulate the Police, Judges, Anti-Corruption Agency, and even the Election Commission for your personal gain.  Oh sorry Sir !  That was not you.  It sounds like you, looks like you, but its not you.

Yes Sir, patriotism for you is to steal our RMAF’s jet engines, logs in the forest reserves, collection from advertising licenses, non-submersible submarines, and all other public coffers.  Again, my apology Sir.  That couldn’t be you Sir, for you are a faithful public servant.

Yes Sir, patriotism is for you to serve your political masters, by sacrifice the people.  Power and money are the reasons for your involvement in politics.  No Sir, it was not you.  You are an elected representative of the people.  You won’t betray your constituent’s thrust. 



Fly or Fry

Some Local Government threatened the business owners not to renew their business registration license for not flying Jalur Gemilang at their business premises. 

Sir, is your flag-selling business not doing well ?  I am glad that your patriotism leads you into flag-selling business, but it seems like a bad business decision. 

Yes Sir, we are mere little fry on hot pan... being held ransom for our rights and privileges.  We were grab by the throat for the ever-rising water, power and fuel bill, extravagant price of imported cars & IT gadgets, inflating cost of essential foodstuff, skyrocketed un-affordable homes, and even books !

Yes Sir, we are small fry, fly only via low cost airlines, from low cost terminals, to low cost destinations, with low budget ; … while you Sir, fly first class with your entourage around the world visiting toilets and Disneyland.  

Now everyone kena fry, indeed !




Respect !  Rilek !

Mutilated Flags
Respect our Jalur Gemilang, we were told.

Malaysian are self-proclaimed well-manner people.  We respect each other.  We respect our national flag too.  But respect has a different meaning in our context. 

The standard size of Jalur Gemilang is 14’ height x 28’ width ( click here ).  But it seems that nobody cares.  Everyone have their own versions.  Some like it to be the biggest in the world.  Some want it to be longest. 

While some like to make if of refused material, others like to make it into cakes and eat it on Merdeka Day celebration.

Jalur Gemilang has different designs and sizes in the country.  Different materials, different flavours too ! 

While the politicians encourages the people to fly it on their cars and motorcycles, they don’t care if the flags were strongly cling to the vehicles.  After a whole month of fly-our-flag-campaign, the whole country starts another campaign : collect-and-dispose the fallen flags.   What an insult !

While our government agencies twisted and turned the flag, altered the design, tailcoat-cut it, and hang it under hot sun, cool moon, wind and rain.  Magnificent, is it not ?! 

Eeee… is it considered against the law, for disrespect to the national flag ?




Well, happy 48th anniversary, Malaysia !

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Traffic Light : Instruction or Advise ?



Traffic lights are signaling devices positioned at road intersections, pedestrian crossing and other locations to control competing flows of traffics.  They assign the right-of-way to road users by the use of lights in standard colours : Red, Yellow, Green.

Virtually, all jurisdictions in which traffic lights are used, it is NOT necessary an offence for motorist and other road users to disregard the instruction of traffic lights.

Some jurisdictions are very strict in enforcing the rules of traffic light. 
Sometime when a police officer is controlling the traffic, the traffic is jammed even more !
Sometimes we tends to wander if the traffic lights are easing the traffic or worsening it.
Sometimes, when a traffic light fails to function properly/poorly, are we still bound to its instruction ?
Can we, ( the maker of traffic lights ) make more sensible decision than the traffic lights ?


Pedestrians :
· Pedestrians can cross against a Red light, when traffic is clear. Y/N ?
· Pedestrians can cross against a Red light, even when traffic is halted. Y/N ?


Red :
· Turn left ( in the left-driving jurisdictions ) or right ( in the right-driving jurisdictions ), when traffic is clear.  Y/N ?
· Proceed cautiously at pedestrian crossing even if there are no pedestrians. Y/N ?
· Proceed with alert at an intersection when there are no other vehicles from competing lanes ( presently Green-lane ). Y/N ?
· Stop on Red, even if a police officer controlling the traffic. Y/N ?
· Can Ambulance/Police Car/Fire Engine beat a red light. Y/N ?

Yellow :
· Running an Yellow light. Y/N ?
· Stop on Yellow light. Y/N ?

Green :
· BLOCK THE BOX .  A vehicle stubbornly entering an intersection ( even if on a Green light ), but in unable to proceed and gets stranded in the intersection ( as the traffic ahead fails to proceed ), and remains in the intersection after the light turns Red, resulting in blocking other vehicles from other lanes. Y/N ?
· Stop to give way for emergency vehicles. Y/N ?



Who shall make the final call ?
...Traffic lights ?
...Traffic polices ?
...Judges ? or
...our common sense ?


Sunday, March 27, 2011

忘记了一首歌 2

有时候想一个人,但是又不知道她叫什么名字,
就好像一首歌 不停地播 但是又不知道歌名一样。


又有时候知道一个人的名字,但是又不知道他想什么,
就好像知道歌名 但不知道如何唱。

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

发展是什么?


某区补选,记者访问一妇女:“你希望政府带来怎样的发展?”。妇女呆了几秒,一头雾水答说:“。。。就是发展啰”



发展究竟是什么?

发展不是只有老人留在镇里守着老家、闲田。发展是一家能整整齐齐、安居乐业。
发展不是佳节期间,镇里一时车水马龙。发展是百家齐放、兴旺昌盛,即使不是过年大节。

发展不是年年华小闹师荒。发展是大学录取只看成绩。
发展不是矿建住宿学校而学生不学无术。
发展是学子不必离乡背景到外地深造、更不担心毕业后回乡失业。

发展不是拿了几亩地种油棕,多年以后一家几口无奈地守着那几亩地过活。发展是不把稻田建成商场,然后向外国入口白米。
发展不是抽空油田、伐完森林,肥了恶人。
发展是国富民强。

发展不是花了巨款建了大医院,却发了霉!发展不是医院没有医生。
发展不是马路廿年来一样窄、一样弯。
发展不是廉价机场和富都车站一样乱、一样脏。

发展不是到政府部门,还要看脸色、送礼。发展是公务员不当土霸王。
发展不是贪官当道。发展是官者清廉、正义伸张。
发展不是有国才有家。发展是有家才有国。


我的家园何时才发展?






In Loving Memory : Grandma


Monday, February 21, 2011

终于明白有多少情侣败给距离

by ♀❤°●ღ му Рεαсε lаиδ ღ ●°❤♂ on Friday, 03 September 2010 at 14:29

1、短信听不到语气,电话看不到表情。
其实我没生气,你当真了;我在笑呢,你看不到吧;我哭了呢,抱着手机哭倦了睡过又醒了,你在忙吗?

2、共同语言 
如果两个人在一起,两个人的交往圈会融为共同的圈子,话题永远都在更新。
而不在一起的两个人,对彼此身边的环境都会因陌生而逐渐失去兴趣,慢慢的,能说的话只有空洞的‘我想你’。
我在努力找话题呢,不要回信说‘哦、嗯、好’了好吗?

3、不安全感
看了10次手机了,你还是没有回信。你在哪、和谁、在干什么?
刚刚拒绝了别人的好意,却禁不住想,你身边的莺莺燕燕,一如我身边的花花草草吗?

4、远水不救近火
我这里下雨了,来送伞的是同学的弟弟;我吃饭忘带钱了,来解围的是朋友的朋友。
原来你不吭声是因为你生病了,可我再担忧,也不能在你身边端一杯水…

5、距离产生幻觉
其实我有些小虚荣,照片有时候修掉了眼袋才给你看;其实你有些小自负,认定了的事情就以为自己一定对。
为了大老远的爱你,我拒绝接受身边一切说你不好的言论,什么都往好的方向想。你也是吧?
其实我们都不是对方想象的那样好……


6、距离产生误会
我兴冲冲地发短信给你讲刚刚的趣事,你隔了半天说‘噢’,我不知道你在忙的嘛,所以我生闷气了。
你给我发了八条短信两个电话我也没回,愤怒得嗷嗷直叫,我在做上课呢,手机调振动了的嘛。
其实我们都知道对方不是故意的,但情绪来了,总需要宣泄的。

7、善意的谎言
我碰巧和相熟的男生去看电影了,想了想,对你说和女生去的。
你独自去了我们约好要一起去的地方,犹豫再三,对我说你哪都没去。
不愿让对方多想,却因为偶尔的疏忽,让对方想得更多。

8、寂寞
一个人不寂寞,想念一个人才寂寞。
你说,来,抱抱。于是我把自己裹在被窝里,闭上眼,恩,抱抱。
一个人站在夜空下时,你会抬头看月亮吗?

9、信念坍塌
我看到身边一对一对的,男生帮女生打开水送饭,在宿舍楼下卿卿我我,周末还能一起爬山,没忍住就对在地图对角线上的你发牢骚,其实是想听你的鼓励,想听听你的安慰,你的一个电话就能让我安心。
可也许刚刚好你接到朋友异地恋分手倾诉的电话,那么容易就把自己带入了戏,无心的抱怨雪上加霜。
有时候折腾一下,只为了证明自己的重要性。
哪知脆弱基础上的高楼只须多压上一根头发的重量,也许就崩溃了。

10、你的真心
人心隔肚皮,更何况我们还隔着千山万水。
男生永远无法理解女生为什么需要浓浓的表达爱意,正如我永远不知道你为何可以那样轻轻的表明心意。




This article manages to catch Ongzi’s attention, spend time reading and pondering upon, and decided to ‘steal’ for his own blog.

Guilty for ‘Copy & Paste’.