Posts Tagged ‘Selangor’

No thanks to the flawed AES system and wrong concept by ignoring to manually enforce the other traffic rules

September 27, 2012

My Comments first: RM 300.00 is nothing for great political leaders and Rich people who could earn millions. But for the normal salaried Blue and White collar staff and workers, it is a lot especially when if they get multiple summons in a short time.

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Surah Al Fathiha for TDM’s sister-in-law, Tan Sri Dr Saleha Ali, the elder sister of Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Ali

March 22, 2011

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Daryn, be proud of your plural ancestry

November 22, 2010

I hope and pray that you would be patriotic and surely, not a “pendatangbecause you are born here. After all, many Malaysians, including politicians, can proudly trace their roots to faraway lands like India and Pakistan. We all know very well that some try to conceal their ethnic history, preferring to emphasise on their new identities, sometimes for political and economic expediency.

It was heartening to read about Raja Zarith Sofea Sultan Idris Shah declaring that her ancestral roots were from Sumatra and the Peranakan Chinese. The consort of the Sultan of Johor went on to say that the use of the term pendatang to describe non-bumiputras was “hurtful and ignorant”. It was shameful, she added, for apparently educated and mature individuals to use such terms or suggest that fellow Malaysians go back to where they came from. Raja Zarith, who was speaking at the Voices of Peace, Conscience and Reason (PCORE) forum in Kuala Lumpur last week, stressed on the importance of recognising the diversity of Malaysian society, brought about by centuries of inter-racial and inter-faith marriages and communication.

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My personal views on UITM

June 25, 2009
The Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) logo

The Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Chief Minister of Selangor, where UiTM is located, triggered an uproar when he suggested (WISELY from democratic and academic point of view from a foreigner like me) that the institution could offer 10 percent of its places to other races.

He had reportedly said the move to include other races and foreigners into the university would allow students there to gain more exposure and be friendlier to people of other races.

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