yep, that was what the bishop of penang (rt rev sebastian francis) said in his election message to the catholic community in the diocese of penang (northern area).
i had posted his message in my facebook yesterday and i guess i should put it up on my blog too. the following pic-com (picture commentary) show extract from his message, done by martin jalleh. you can read the bishop's f ull message at the penang diocese website.
i'm sure many of you know the popular song 'money money money' by abba? well, here is a revised version (chorus only), courtesy of me, specially decidated for the GE period – all together, sing it loud and clear!
Money, money, money Must be BN Now that GE is here Money, money, money Always BN Now that GE is here Aha-ahaaa All the things they could do With a lot of money It's a world of BN
Money, money, money Must be funny In the rich man's world Money, money, money Always sunny In the rich man's world Aha-ahaaa All the things I could do If I had a little money It's a rich man's world
memorize it and sing it all the time! why not, even before the EC announce the nomination and polling dates, BN had already started campaigning…. WITH MONEY! throwing money here and there.
As the nation braces for what is expected to be the hardest fought election yet, Christians all over Malaysia are taking turns to bow their heads in prayer.
If things go as planned, every minute of the day from dissolution day on April 3 until polling day, at least one Christian will be praying for "truth, justice and righteousness" to prevail in the 13th general election.
"We may even extend it to until after polling day, to pray for peace after the results have been announced," Prayer United secretariat member Chrisanne Chin told Malaysiakini.
ok! so parliament had been dissolved yesterday (FINALLY!!) and i can't wait for the general election… to vote anything but umno – ABU! asalkan bukan umno!!
like my buddy, martin jalleh, i hope to update my blog regularly now that GE is approaching. been busy updating this and that at facebook all the time but i need to update in my blog too as i can 'talk' more here. haha. beside, whatever i blog here will also appear on my facebook.
well i guess for now it doesn't matter that my blog is still 'something wrong' and i had been saying countless of times i need to update/edit my blog…. the format/design i mean… but never get down to doing it. never mind, it is still readable though so for the moment, i'll continue using this design.
ok! about the GE! first, some basic information for all. providing links to some election related websites. first of all, of course our very own election commission (EC), otherwise known in our local lingua as SPR.
note: most probably the link 'spr.gov.my' won't be working, so better all the time use the link 'pru13.gov.my' instead.
to check your voter status via sms: type <SPR> space <SEMAK IC. NO.> and send to no. 15888
to check or enquire from SPR, call the no. 03-88856565
ok, that's all on SPR. do you know you can help a lot in the GE, especially to spot (and report) cheating if you sign up as a 'pemantau' (observer)? bersih 2.0 is still looking for pemantau.
beside being pemantau, you can also be either one of this - PACABA. 'pacaba' stands for polling agent, counting agent, barung (booth) agent. one site that is filled with very informative info on pacaba is tindak malaysia. click on its link to visit it.
oh of course, don't forgetMAFREL (malaysian for free and fair election) website too. i was a MAFREL observer (accredited and with pass too!) during the march 8 GE! u will be talking about it in my later post.
malaysiakini, my favourite online news portal, has come out with an interesting, informative and interactive website on the election. everything you need to know about the election at the click of your mouse. it's simply known as'undi info'.
ok, that's about all for the time being. tomorrow, i'll put up an interesting info-graphic where at a glance you'll get to know about the voting process and also about the state and parliament seats.
reference to my earlier post…. with the long heading – 'HOT! explosive! video exposed the white-haired devil (taib! sarawak's CM!) and family in corruption – please read that first, if you haven't yet.
seems that after that video surfaced, as usual, 'the nile' river runs deeply!! haha. don't get confused. 'the nile', see equals to 'denial', so by using the phrase 'the nile river runs deep' i merely mean "here comes the denial again".
(btw, it was my one time good friend, who used the handle wits0 who started using this phrase. i wonder where in the world is he now).
yes, as usual, always with our great umno leaders, the nile river runs deeply for them. no exception in taib's case of course. after the video from global witness surface, he immediately came out to deny this and that. i'm sure you read about it but i'm not going to publish it here in my blog…. because i DON'T believe him!!…. BUT i believe global witness very much, SO i am going to publish here again another video (the 2nd) from global witness.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 — Global Witness (GW) released another video today that showed a lawyer saying that Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud would approve a land deal in the state.
and here's the video. share it! spread it! show it to everyone!
… and here's the report from malaysiakini. since you can read it yourself from malaysian insider, no need to CnP from there but for m'kini, you must be subscriber to read. btw, speaking of which, if you want to sign up for m'kini, please contact me, as being a reseller, i can give you discount. since GE is coming, it's pertinent that you are kept informed via good reliable online media like m'kini, so do sign up!
VIDEO BY NGO GLOBAL WITNESS, REVEALS LICENSE ABUSE BY SARAWAK CHIEF MINISTER, ABDUL TAIB MAHMUD AND HIS FAMILY!! Watch and spread it far and wide!!
WHAT IS THIS FILM ABOUT?
This investigation provides undercover footage of the corruption and illegality at the heart of governance in Sarawak, Malaysia’s largest state, on the island of Borneo.
For over thirty years, Sarawak has been governed by Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, who controls all land classification, forestry and plantation licenses in the state. Under his tenure, Sarawak has experienced some of the most intense rates of logging seen anywhere in the world. The state now has less than 5 per cent of its forests left in a pristine condition, unaffected by logging or plantations and continues to export more tropical logs than South America and Africa combined.
our dear bishop paul tan did it again – spoken up so wonderfully well. this time on an issue that is close to my heart…. which i used to speak up on at the time i was active blogging. therefore i just have to record down here in my blog what he had said so well.
The reason why I write this short article is to dispel all doubts about facts, truths and rationality in the use of the word Allah, a non-issue really. It becomes an issue when it is being politicised which is the case in Malaysia. This article is not intended to be polemical.
First, allow me to make a few introductory remarks.
(1) I do not pretend to speak for every Christian, less still for everyone. I speak for many people who do not profess the Islamic faith in Malaysia and perhaps for a number of Muslims in and out of Malaysia.