Thursday, July 28, 2011
Most of the time, I was given something that I don't like or don't want. It's like being given an apple when you want an orange. Then something would happen and made me want an orange, but by that time I had given it back and traded it for an apple...
What I want or like now, may not be what I want or like in the future. What I have now, may not be what I want or like, but could be what I want or like in the future.
One small decision or miss step can alter the path of the future, which we all are unaware...
If only I have the ability to maneuver space and time.... Oh how I wish...
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Ah Yes! AH YESSS!!!! The Hobbit is within 1 year of hitting the screens. I myself, not only a movie fan, but also A TOLKIEN FANATIC am DAMN EXCITED!
I'm quite up to date with the updates and progress of the films (should I say) and yeah, because Sir Peter Jackson does update his vlog time to time on youtube, so one can't help but be amazed by the progress so far...
For those who haven't got a clue on what The Hobbit is all about, well it is actually the prequel to the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, on how Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggin's uncle went on an unexpected adventure which somehow led to the finding of the One Ring.
Although The Hobbit itself is just a book, I can't help but wonder and was surprised that the film was actually made into 2 parts. How long each part runs is still a mystery, but if we were to expect EPICNESS from Tolkien like The Lord of The Rings, it would be 2hours and 45 minutes...
Not much wallpaper on the movie has been released. But you can find them on http://www.theonering.net/ which is the current official site and news for the movie, while Sir Peter Jackson's vlog on youtube is http://www.youtube.com/user/HobbitMovies
I'll end my post with an epic wallpaper, the 13 dwarves of the films. Better start remember who they are, or else I wouldn't consider myself as a fanatic XD
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I know majority of my blog readers are Malaysians. So the title says it all. However, should there be any non-Malaysians who stumbled upon my blog, I'll enlighten ya... =)
Bersih, which means "clean" in English, is the name of a non-governmental organization. It's purpose is to continue its crusade for clean and fair elections independent of any political party, where proofs and evidences of dirty politics have seem to run riot in my country, Malaysia.
Bersih's 8 demands include:
1. Clean the electoral roll
The electoral roll is marred with irregularities such as deceased persons and multiple persons registered under a single address or non-existent addresses. The electoral roll must be revised and updated to wipe out these ‘phantom voters’. The rakyat have a right to an electoral roll that is an accurate reflection of the voting population.
In the longer term, BERSIH 2.0 also calls for the EC to implement an automated voter registration system upon eligibility to reduce irregularities.
2. Reform postal ballot
The current postal ballot system must be reformed to ensure that all citizens of Malaysia are able to exercise their right to vote. Postal ballot should not only be open for all Malaysian citizens living abroad, but also for those within the country who cannot be physically present in their voting constituency on polling day. Police, military and civil servants too must vote normally like other voters if not on duty on polling day.
The postal ballot system must be transparent. Party agents should be allowed to monitor the entire process of postal voting.
3. Use of indelible ink
Indelible ink must be used in all elections. It is a simple, affordable and effective solution in preventing voter fraud. In 2007, the EC decided to implement the use of indelible ink. However, in the final days leading up to the 12th General Elections, the EC decided to withdraw the use of indelible ink citing legal reasons and rumours of sabotage.
BERSIH 2.0 demands for indelible ink to be used for all the upcoming elections. Failure to do so will lead to the inevitable conclusion that there is an intention to allow voter fraud.
4. Minimum 21 days campaign period
The EC should stipulate a campaign period of not less than 21 days. A longer campaign period would allow voters more time to gather information and deliberate on their choices. It will also allow candidates more time to disseminate information to rural areas. The first national elections in 1955 under the British Colonial Government had a campaign period of 42 days but the campaign period for 12th GE in 2008 was a mere 8 days.
5. Free and fair access to media
It is no secret that the Malaysian mainstream media fails to practice proportionate, fair and objective reporting for political parties of all divide. BERSIH 2.0 calls on the EC to press for all media agencies, especially state-funded media agencies such as Radio and Television Malaysia (RTM) and Bernama to allocate proportionate and objective coverage for all potlical parties.
6. Strengthen public institutions
Public institutions must act independently and impartially in upholding the rule of law and democracy. Public institutions such as the Judiciary, Attorney-General, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC), Police and the EC must be reformed to act independently, uphold laws and protect human rights.
In particular, the EC must perform its constitutional duty to act independently and impartially so as to enjoy public confidence. The EC cannot continue to claim that they have no power to act, as the law provides for sufficient powers to institute a credible electoral system.
7. Stop corruption
Corruption is a disease that has infected every aspect of Malaysian life. BERSIH 2.0 and the rakyat demand for an end to all forms of corruption. Current efforts to eradicate corruption are mere tokens to appease public grouses. We demand that serious action is taken against ALL allegations of corruption, including vote buying.
8. Stop dirty politicsMalaysians are tired of dirty politics that has been the main feature of the Malaysian political arena. We demand for all political parties and politicians to put an end to gutter politics. As citizens and voters, we are not interested in gutter politics; we are interested in policies that affect the nation.
*note that that was a rip out off the main page.
The demise of our country is visible. The rampaging dirty politics practiced and the affect is already devastating enough.
I know there are people who don't support Bersih. But at least, don't show hatred and leave poison words and accusations when you have no points to support them. From a simple motive to campaign for cleaner elections, even racial and religious agendas can be brought in...
I wish for a better Malaysia. That doesn't mean I'm supporting for the Opposition. I love Malaysia. Although I will not be one of those fighters that will fill in the Merdeka Stadium, or worse come to worse rally on the streets, I'd give my all and support.