Sunday, July 11, 2010

Breaking the siege of Gaza

I am a bit dissappointed when I looked at some of the behaviours of the participants of the Perdana Gloabal Peace Organisation International Conferance today.

Some of the students representing one local universities were doing their own thing during the speeches by the speakers. Some are reading other books in Malay. I wonder if they understand what the speakers are talking about due to the lack of interest in it. Some was dozing off to dreamland.

Maybe the boring speeches were lulling them off to sleep? Those speeches might be boring but that are the facts of life in the other part of the world. You are so lucky to live in a war free country but if you keep on sleeping like that, one day our country could end up like Gaza.

If I mentioned which university they are from, this will degrade the goodwill and good name of the university. Most were sitting at the back.

That is why most Malaysian are not interested in going to international conferences overseas.

Surely one of the reasons is that firstly it is educational and will be BORING for those who are not interested in the subject mattter discussed by the panel speakers.

Secondly, maybe they lack the command of the English language so they don't know the heads and tails of what was being said. They also cannot give a presentation on the subject in the international conference in English even if they went overseas for it.

Going overseas without giving a presentation in an international conference will be just a waste of the taxpayers money. I know this happen in real life too though I can't say where because my sibling told me about it when she went to one international conference in Paris, France about someone from a local university in Terengganu just going there without giving the scientific presentation when that was what he/she was supposed to do.

I bought one book on the Malaysian Youths Speak Out on leadership (a compilation of 21 winning essays of "Nurturing the Minds of Future Leaders" Essay Contest 2007) and most students who entered the contest who are mostly Malays wrote in Malay due to their lack of command of the English language.

Only Amir Fareed bin Abdul Rahman from Kolej Yayasan UEM, Perak for the Upper Secondary School Level who won 1st prize and Soraya binti Salim from International Islamic University who won the 4th prize were the only Malay who wrote for the contest in English. Other Malays wrote in Malay (which proves that they are lacking the command of the English language) while other non-malays wrote in English.

Maybe the government should bring back the English stream after we look at the poor command of the English language in the youths nowadays. It is so pathetic!

Breaking the siege of Gaza was a conference on factual details of what Israel are doing towards the people of Gaza, the Palestinians.

Therefore, for most youths who might not be concerned about what is happening around the world, what more of war in Gaza, will not care about the speeches given by the speakers.

They would be more interested to go and see entertainment programmes such as 'Akademi Fantasia' or 'Tunjuk Ajarku Sifu' which gives out exorbitant prizes to the grand winner.

The trend is so sad. What will happen to the future generation if they do not care about the more serious issues in life and stress more on entertainment?

Life is not all beds and roses. There are wars in other parts of the world, some people are starving, others are homeless. We have to think about other people who are not as lucky as we are here.

Stop flip-flopping

PAS is being hypocrites of the worst kind. Since they are in control of the Kelantan government, have they abolished the gambling license there? Or has the gambling license in Kelantan increased to give them revenue from the license?

From what I know, even prostitutes there wore tudung. And the highest number of HIV patients are in Kelantan. This is possible with the nonchalance of the Kelantanese men to cross over to Golok to find beautiful prostitutes there. In Kelantan you can even get prostitute that are clad in tudung.

Therefore, PAS has no right to criticise the government if they want to issue a betting license for the World Cup since the license is to legalize gambling not for the Muslims to indulge in but for the Chinese whose hobby are gambling.

Even without the license being approved, we can hear and read daily about the reports made about the police raid on restaurants or apartments that indulge in illegal betting that can give them up to RM1 million. That is the illegal betting. Surprise! Surprise! Even Khairy Jamaluddin does not support the giving out of betting license but he does not even lash out at the illegal gambling rampant by the Chinese kiasu.

We also know that Malaysia is competing with Singapore in order to raise our economic standards. Since we have Sepang F1, Singapore also have one now. Since we have Genting Highlands, Singapore also have one now in Marina Bay which is a high class casino that supersede Genting now in terms of classiness.

The Marina Bay, Singapore's luxury hotel resort and casino caters for the rich people and millionaires unlike Genting who are more towards the layperson. If Singapore can do that to give them revenues since the non Muslim are really into gambling, why can't Malaysia give out betting license for the comfort of the non-Muslim since they are so into gambling? It is for the non-Muslims to indulge in not for the Muslims. So why are the Muslims especially PAS are so against it?

Is it because DAP will suffer the lost if the license for gambling are given out since the secret societies headed by DAP will suffer great lost if the gambling is legalize? If that is true, the government should just go ahead and to hell with the detractors.

The detractors are against it because maybe they have some importance in the decision. Just do it like Tun Dr Mahathir. Do the right thing and stick with it if you know you are right. Don't be flip-flop and keep changing your decision so that you can please everyone because it is impossible to please everyone.