Thursday, February 11, 2016

ARE SUPPORTERS OF THE VERNACULR MANDARIN AND TAMIL SCHOOLS PROOF THAT THEY DO NOT SUPPORT ASSIMILATION?

…WITH THE MANDARIN VERNACULAR SCHOOLS LOSING ITS RELEVANCE TO MALAYSIA TODAY AND WITH THOSE WHO STUDY IN THEM ALSO NOT MIXING WITH THE MAJORITY MELAYU! …WHERE ARE THE LEADERS OF DONG ZONG IN THE EVERYDAY SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL LIFE OF THE COUNTRY?


The fact that the leaders of the Chinese education associations such as Dong Zong are missing from the everyday social, cultural and intellectual life of the country is bad for them; it only proves that they do not embrace nationalism and want to be aloof to what is happening in the country to fight a cause which may be a lost one.

If they think they can be of any use to the country, then surely, their leaders, too, would be everywhere participating in the creation of that society they think they can enhance and better.

But this has not happened; they are nowhere to be seen unless if they are complaining about something especially how the vernacular Mandarin schools are slowly being marginalized, and so on, when they pop up to make their appearance and noises heard. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

THE PRETENDER TO THE THRONE OF THE SULTANATE OF SINGAPURA, A SULTANATE ESTABLISHED BY THE BRITISH ON 31 JANUARY, 1819

NOW REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE SINCE 1965…AND HOW PRINCE SHAWAL BIN TENGKU AZIZ NOW BALANCES FACTS AND FANTASIES TO GET BY…PART II.
By Mansor bin Puteh.


Sultan Hussain felt distraught more so after Raffles was replaced by Colonel John Crawfurd at the new British Resident of Singapore, a post which seemed to be more superior to the Sultan himself.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

THE PRETENDER TO THE THRONE OF THE SULTANATE OF SINGAPURA, A SULTANATE ESTABLISHED BY THE BRITISH ON 31 JANUARY, 1819

– NOW REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE SINCE 1965…AND HOW PRINCE SHAWAL BIN TENGKU AZIZ NOW BALANCES FACTS AND FANTASIES TO GET BY…PART I.
By Mansor bin Puteh.


He walks about in the streets of Singapore (formerly Singapura and earlier, Temasik) like any other Singaporean amongst the predominantly Chinese majority.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

WHO ARE THE REAL MASTERS AND WHO ARE THE SLAVES IN TODAY’S WORLD?

By Mansor Puteh


The people of Japan and of the most developed countries in the world suffer, for the development they are giving to those who cannot excel in product creation. …so just who are the masters and who are the slaves in today’s world?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

RABBLE WITHOUT A CAUSE…

 (A tribute to the confused and cunning organizers
and supporters of the Bersih protests…)
by Mansor Puteh


He was a rebel without a cause.
That’s old Hollywood.
James Dean is dead.
He died in his Porsche speeding along
a deserted highway.
Days after he had recorded a film clip on road safety
America mourned, with him gone
And learnt Hollywood films and stars can shine
and also crash.
He was a rebel with a crash…

Here in Malaysia where they hardly ever watch
much American films or TV
They think they are James Dean in
Rebel without a Cause.
He died speeding in his Porsche.

Here, we have many who like
to Babble without a Cause.
They think they know what to say
But they end up being caught red-handed
for being rude and a nuisance
many dare say

They think they are the whole country
But who gave them their backing?
Some foreign funding…to do the bidding for them?
They did not run in the general election
Because they feared losing
They choose to be choosy going to places
where people are aplenty
Here they choose words which sound coarse
But no sense did come out of the mouths
or in any meaningful discourse

They have too many a-times said
the same things
When the whole country had moved on
They prefer to be stuck in America’s of the 1960s
Thinking that by dragging the Sixties,
they can forget
That they are soon to past their sixties
Or are approaching their seventies…
and beyond

And who would soon be gone… 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

MALAYSIA’S THIRD RATE JOURNALISM HAD CREATED POOR QUALITY DISCOURSES AND WHICH COULD BE EASILY MANIPULATED BY THE OPPOSITION

THAT HAD USED SOFT APPROACHES TO ENCROACH INTO THEIR TERRITORY UNTIL THE BERSIH PROTESTS MOVEMENT WAS ESTABLISHED…ALSO WITH THE CONNIVING OF SOME IN THE GOVERNMENT WHO DID NOT KNOW ANY BETTER.


(Here is the promo of a documentary on Utusan Melayu I produced.)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

DID THE EARLY ULAMA OF BANGLADESH CAUSED THE COUNTRY TO BECOME BACKWARD, WHEN THEY SAID THAT ‘POVERTY IS BLISS’

AND HOW THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD, PBUH, WAS AN ILLITERATE, SO MANY BANGLADESHIS WANTED TO BE LIKE HIM?
By Mansor Puteh

 …And how there are now so many Bangladeshis who are scattered all over the world, because of poverty.

Monday, January 18, 2016

MALAYSIA’S ‘POOR QUALITY EDUCATION SYSTEM’ HAS CREATED PEOPLE WHO CANNOT THINK AND BEHAVE INTELLIGENTLY.

…BUT NO ONE’S COMPLAINING BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO DUMB TO REALIZE IT.
By Mansor Puteh


Where even the professors are sometimes dumb; because they had been too dependent on the very government they now loathe, the ungrateful scholars of no repute who now go to the Left to be seen and heard.

Because they could not fit into the system they were stuck with when they were begging for alms to be allowed to further their studies, with some who are trained in law but who do not know how to deal with issues by taking sides too quickly and making their own personal judgments they want to impose on the others.

How could they who put on a face and demeanor of piety but who pitifully disagree to everything that the government does?

And yet they have not said not even one thing that is good with the opposition and the sodomist and why they now favor to be on the Left.

Is it because they felt that they had been left behind in their quest to achieve greater achievement and personal comfort?

Did they quest for these?

It is sad how Malaysia has come to this and the very people the country and the Melayu thought they could count on are now not paying back to the society and country and are bent on destroying them.

Fortunately, their numbers are small and they are only vocal hiding behind Facebook postings not many read or care for.

Fewer still are those who had gone on to trust themselves in the public eye which they fear doing because they would have to be more agile and be able to put on a false front, and know how to handle issues openly and more intelligently.

The Facebook could only allow them to do so much. But it is not too much to allow themselves to be too expressive.

Some Malaysians have now learnt how to hate and be ungrateful for everything that they have got especially from the government.

Fortunately, the Melayu majority who reside further away from the urban areas and cities and towns are aloof of what is happening in FB and cyber world and the petty discourses that are created and they are the ones who are going to decide if the status quo of the Melayu Right still remains intact.

And with it the status quo of the Melayu Rulers too, whose positions had been entrenched when early Umno leaders and Melayu supporters got rid of the Malayan Union which if it was successful and the British managed to get what they had wanted, would have caused the Melayu Rulers to be no more than the ‘guardians of Islam’, like the Muftis of their respective states, and no more.

But one thing that they have not found to hate more is the ‘poor quality education’ they had managed to get that had caused them to say and do most of the things they had done and those that they are still capable of doing soon.

This is basically what is happening to some of the Melayu in Malaysia today; they think they have managed to get where they are now one on the strength of their intellect and academic qualification.

So they can become crude in their ways thinking nothing of the things they had been given since the time they went to primary school and all the way to university in the country or abroad.

Their parents were mostly farmers who survived on the land that was given to them by their own parents who lived all their lives in the remote villages.

Now some of their off-springs had managed to get a proper and more formal education with some being able to speak and write well in English having studied in schools that offered this subject and mostly when they were studying at universities abroad mostly in England and America with some in Australia or New Zealand.

So now they think nothing of the hands that had fed them.

They can turn around and blame the very agencies and Melayu political party that had caused Britain to leave Malaya or Tanah Melayu or Melayu Land to become independent, after which their future turned for the better.

The Melayu and some non-Melayu now like to blame everything on the government which is still led by the party, Umno which had managed to wrest independence from Britain on 31 August, 1957.

It is a fact that many Malaysians want to forget or to ignore completely; they are the ones who think that they are here at this time, but who had not come from an earlier era or age when their parents and grandparents who had to slough to eke a decent life in order that their offspring can get to enjoy it.

But alas, their offspring are not that grateful; they are in the blame business. They want to take it easy and have everything without lifting a finger to get it. They want to be served but they are not willing to serve their own society and themselves.

Their only achievement that they can be proud of and to show to everybody is the crass language that they can use on anything and the others especially the establishment, and being arrested or detained for some unlawful conduct is a source of pride.

But one thing that they are not yet able to blame is the ‘poor quality education’ that they had managed to get either in the country or abroad, which had caused them to be so callous and ungrateful, and how most of the things they had done to show their intense hatred of the party and government stemmed from the fact that they had earlier received the ‘poor quality education’ from government schools, which are given to them almost free of charge right up to the university.

Unfortunately this happens because they are not aware that they had been given such ‘poor quality education’ by their country because they did not demand to get it.

Besides, they won’t know if the education that they had managed to get is good for themselves or not; and they don’t care to even find out if this is the case and that is the reason why they are unhappy with themselves and the establishment and system they want to dominate or belittle.



Friday, January 15, 2016

BALI, BOSTON, BANGKOK…AND BERSIH 4.0 BOMB BLASTS NEXT? …’B-BOMB BLASTS!’

By Mansor Puteh


I visited Bali few times over the years but never wanted to stay in hotels where there were many foreign (read White) tourists; I preferred to stay in the ‘losmens’ as they call it in Ubud. But after the Bali Bomb Blasts I ventured and stayed at a small hotel in Kuta.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

LOW YAT PLAZA IT CENTER CONTROVERSY

…AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! AND MAYBE THE NEW IT CENTER FOR MELAYU TRADERS CAN BE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY AND HOW THE HALAL CERTIFICATE AND ISLAMIC BANKING CERTIFICATE MUST NOT BE OFFERED TO NON-MUSLIMS TOO.
By Mansor Puteh


It will be the Ramadan the Melayu and Muslims in Malaysia will never forget of 1436 Hijrah or 2015 of the Common Era or CE.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

YEMEN…SO CLOSE TO SAUDI ARABIA NOW ITS NEMESES….AND HOW IBN KHALDUN HAD FAILED TO UNDERSTAND THE MENTALITY OF THE ARABS.

By Mansor Puteh


It is too bad that even Ibn Khaldun had failed to see the future when he said the Arabs would only unite if they are confronting a common enemy.

Maybe the enemies of the Arabs and also of Islam had studied his book and checked his words and knew how to go around the analysis when he said the Arabs would only unite if the are confronting a common enemy.

The Arabs had been given ‘a common’ enemy, but they have not realized who they are; and they are not the Zionists or America but themselves!

No wonder they are spending a lot to try and get at each other’s throats than to confront their common enemies, the Zionists.

This is probably because the mentality of the Arab leaders especially can be easily manipulated by their common enemies so that the Arabs see each other as their common enemies.

And too bad that Yemen is now in shambles being attacked from all sides especially Saudi Arabia a country that had strong religious affiliation with Yemen with the Prophet having visited the country to trade.

And for nothing the war amongst the Arabs had continued to spread and this time to Yemen, of all countries.

There is nothing more to destroy in Yemen; the country that had not managed to develop as much as the others north or to the east of it.

But soon those countries which are now relatively at peace with themselves too would be embroiled in some sort of war with each other; they are ways their real common enemies can use to make this happen. It will be just a matter of time before that happens.

And the last Arab country that will be destroyed will be Saudi Arabia. The reason being they have all the armaments provided by America that has to be demolished and depleted before that can happen, and they are using it against their fellow Arab and Muslim brothers now enemies.

Yet, despite that, Saudi Arabia had not found it expedient or necessary to establish cordial ties with Yemen, a country that is land-locked with it in the Arabian Peninsula.

They had allowed the situation to slide even further until they found the need to attack and destroy it.

Only then they decided to raise funding to offer Yemen a few hundred million dollars to rebuild the country that had not been allowed to be developed earlier that had been further destroyed by Saudi Arabian forces, with the support of other forces acting on behalf of their own forces.

I feel sad looking at the video on the news stations to see at the Yemen I had seen barely two years ago that had some semblance of peace despite the internal strife between the then president and his nemeses all of whom might be acting on behalf of some foreign countries which are bent on destroying.

But President Ali Abdullah Salleh too, had the support of Saudi Arabia and who had shown to not be such a clean person; having amassed immense wealth that he could never use in his lifetime, so said his critics and nemeses.

They had managed to allow their common enemies to take further advantage of the situation and can now see it clearly what has happened to their country.

Yemen was one of the Arab countries that were affected by the Arab Spring starting in March, 2011. Many Malaysian students were forced to evacuate from the country.

Yet, I had the audacity to go to the country I had not been to before, all because I had some friends from Malaysia working and living there who invited me to come over.

The house where I stayed is in the same area and close vicinity to one of the residences of the country’s opposition leader, Sheikh Hamid, so I was able to see men with rifles slung on their shoulders everywhere.

The next day, I returned to the Sana’a airport to see more than two hundred Malaysian students leaving the country.

I was detained by the airport security who did not believe it when I said I am from Malaysia and had just arrived in the country the day before.

That confused them. They must have thought I was a Japanese cameraman for the media because I was shooting photos and also video, but it is in an area outside of the airport terminal building where the students were gathering before they checked in for their flight.

I was released later after some negotiations handed by a local Arab man who served as our guide.

Here is a photo of the famous Rock Castle and a short of the City of Taif after sunrise.

No one knows if the photos I shot of these two places are still like this, or if they have changed beyond recognition; and if the Rock Castle is still sitting on the rock and not bombed to smithereens.

It will be sad if this had happened like Old Sana’a which I found had become the center of attacks by the rebels and many of the old buildings had been destroyed.

It is a convenient target for the rebels as it can definitely attract a lot of media attention with it being a World UNESCO Heritage Site.

What do the rebels care about such sites?

In Afghanistan, Iraq and other Arab countries that had been penetrated by the Zionist forces and CIA, many of the historical buildings had been destroyed.

I will surely want to make a return trip back to Sana’a and Yemen to revisit the places I had visited for the first time in March, 2011, to see how they are like now, when there is peace in the country.

This may not happen in a long time as no one knows the true situation in Yemen especially with Saudi Arabia and also the Zionists who are bent on destroying the whole country.

The Saudi Arabians are making a nuisance of themselves even in this Hajj season where more than two million pilgrims from all over the world are converging on the country yet they are still embarking on their military campaign that they had not dared to do on the Zionists but on fellow Arabs who are ill-equipped to defend themselves who they had failed to conjoin in the quest to develop it.


When will the Saudis and the other Arabs realize their own folly and come together to confront their common enemies who have been pitting them with each other? 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ARE SUPPORTERS OF THE VERNACULR MANDARIN AND TAMIL SCHOOLS ARE PROOF THAT THEY DO NOT SUPPORT ASSIMILATION;

WITH THE MANDARIN VERNACULAR SCHOOLS LOSING ITS RELEVANCE TO MALAYSIA TODAY AND WITH THEM ALSO NOT MIXING WITH THE MAJORITY MELAYU?


The Constitution allows the study of the mother tongue, other than the national language which is Melayu; but this does not mean that the government has to provide for the Chinese and Tamil communities land and money.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

IS THIS THE PROFILE OF THE MALAYSIAN LEFT AND STREET PROTESTERS?

…AND THE FLAVOR OF THE MONTH – THE 1MDB AND WHY UMNO AND THE GOVERNMENT HAVE FAILED TO COUNTER THEM INTELLIGENTLY..
By Mansor Puteh


There is really not much left of the Malaysian Left; they had been pushed to the Left too much until they have smashed their faces into each other; they do not have anything to grouse about; they never did.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

HAVE THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (WSJ) AND CLAIRE REWCASTLE-BROWN OF SARAWAK REPORT MET THEIR MATCH?

…AND NOW SHE DISCLOSED A FAKE DRAFT OF A CHARGE SHEET AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA….


Things seem to be quieter now on the 1MDB controversy.

Monday, December 28, 2015

WITNESSING AN UNNECESSARY ACCIDENT AT 6.07 P.M. ON 28 JULY, 2015 AT DAMAI PERDANA…



It is damn hard to sympathize with people who are reckless in their driving. Even if you try to you tend to feel sorry for them than to sympathize with them.

In the west these people are said to have an adrenalin rush. But in Malaysia they are said to be rushed by the devils and Satans.

Friday, December 25, 2015

MACAU IS THE WORSE ‘COUNTRY’ I HAVE EVER VISITED. HERE’S HOW AND WHY?



I have been to forty countries. Many people think I am happy with the number. No, I am not. I have not been to Africa Proper and South America yet. And many people who have not been anywhere outside of the country think that I have traveled a lot.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DO MALAYSIANS KNOW HOW TO PROTEST AND DEMONSTRATE INTELLIGENTLY?

…THEY ARE UNRULY AND DO NOT OBSERVE THE LAWS THEY OFTEN ALWAYS LIKE TO CLAIM TO UPHOLD…AND HOW THE MEDIA AND POLICE LIKE TO HYPE IT.


They are lucky they are not in America where no one bothers with anyone who protests but who does not have credibility or who knows how to do it nicely and intelligently.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

IS THIS HOW MUSLIMS IN MALAYSIA ‘COMMIT SUICIDE’ AND GET AWAY WITH IT? …

AND NO ONE IN MALAYSIA SEEMS TO REALIZE IT OR CARE ABOUT IT, TO WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.  
By Mansor Puteh


They drive cars and ride the motorcycles recklessly and kill themselves and some innocent bystanders this way, knowing exactly what they wanted to achieve. …And how to kill someone by accident and get away with it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD

… STANDING ON TWO CRUTCHES ON THE SOUTH TOWER (TOWER TWO) OF THE FORMER WORLD TRADE CENTER (WTC) IN THE SUMMER OF 1981…LOOKING AT THE VIEW OF THE CITY AND ITS ENVIRONS THAT DISAPPEARED ON 11 SEPTEMBER, 2001 AND REMEMBERING VISIT THE TWIN TOWERS THE FIRST TIME IN AUGUST, 1978.
                  

This photo was taken in August, 1981, on the rooftop observatory of the former South Tower or Tower Two where the first plane crashed into it a few floors below the top of the building, almost twenty years later.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

IN THE WEST BANK, PALESTINE IN SEPTEMBER, 1999

…AND THE ENDLESS ROAD TO PERMANENT PEACE FOR THE PALESTINIANS. MAYBE A ONE-STATE SOLUTION IS THE FINAL SOLUTION TO THE ZIONIST PROBLEM.
By Mansor Puteh



There can be no peace for the Zionists as long as they are living on land that they had stolen from the Palestinians.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

GOING TO HOLLYWOOD…A FAMILIAR YET AN ALIEN PLACE…AND MAY NOT ARRIVE THERE…

By Mansor Puteh


I have been to many out of the way places in America because each time I am back in the country I would prefer to travel in the Greyhound bus. It is not only very convenient this way but also the most interesting.

Monday, December 7, 2015

WHAT TO DO WITH THE RETIRED AND MALAYSIANS WHO HAVE NO CHANCE TO EXPAND THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD AFFAIRS, NOW EXPERIENCING THEIR SECOND CHILDHOOD AND NOWHERE TO GO DO?

…AND THE NEW MALAYSIAN DILEMMA – WITH THE CHINESE STILL BLAMING THEIR ANCESTORS FOR COMING TO MALAYSIA!  


Many Malaysians think they managed to get to where they are now on their own. No, not many Malaysians have a meaningful post-retirement plan or objective; they may go into business with some of the colleagues but that’s it.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

DID LEE KUAN YEW DIE IN VAIN

NOT ACHIEVING HIS QUEST TO ESTABLISH A MALAYSIAN MALAYSIA AND HOW THE CHINESE IN SINGAPORE MIGHT HAVE BEEN DUPED BY HIS ODIOUS PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND GOALS, WHICH MAHATHIR HAD SAID WAS FOR HIM TO BE THE LEADER OF A LARGER COUNTRY …AND PERHAPS A LARGER REPUBLIC?
By Mansor Puteh


Imagine: If Singapore is very much part of the Federation of Malaysia till today, chances are Lee Kuan Yew might have been detained at least two times under the International Security Act (ISA) and safely seconded in the Kamunting Detention Camp in Perak together with his staunch supporters and party leaders in the People’s Action Party or PAP with their sister party, the Democratic Action Part (DAP) in Malaysia today not existing.

Monday, November 30, 2015

SOME MALAYSIANS SEEM TO SUFFER FROM THE FACEBOOK CURSE

…BUT THEY DO NOT REALIZE IT AND CONTINUE TO GO ON THEIR ONE-MAN RAMPAGE AGAINST ANYTHING THAT DISPLEASES THEM.
By Mansor Puteh


…They criticize someone and appoint themselves as the judge and pass judgment on the person but could not get anyone to execute their orders.

Friday, November 27, 2015

THE 13 MAY, 1969 INCIDENT HAPPENED BARELY FOUR YEARS AFTER THE COLLAPSE OF THE OLD MALAYAN CINEMA THEN BASED IN JALAN AMPAS, SINGAPORE.

…AND THE NEED TO CREATE THE NEW MALAYSIAN CINEMA TO OVERCOME THE AFTERSHOCKS THAT ARE STILL BEING FELT TILL TODAY ONE CREATED BY AN INNOCENT CELLPHONE.
By Mansor Puteh


Our historians, psychologists, sociologists, politicians, researchers, think tankers and other so-called experts may not realize this, but the fact is the 13 May, 1969 Incident happened barely four years after the Old Malayan Cinema then based in Jalan Ampas in Singapore collapsed.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PERSEPOLIS…HERE I AM.


I visited Iran for the third time and traveled around the country ten days in June, 2012 visiting all the major cities traveling by land mostly, including Persepolis the ancient city seventy kilometers near Shiraz.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

MALAYSIAN TELEVISION DRAMAS AND FEATURE FILMS NOT UP TO THE MARK.

…THEY DO NOT REFLECT THE LEVEL OF THINKING AND AWARENESS OF THE SOCIETY.  
By Mansor Puteh



I wish to respond to the two articles, 'Local shows mirror our culture' and 'Much to learn from local TV dramas' that were published in the NST on 13 July.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

FASTING IN PARIS, IN JUNE, 2013

…ON FIVE DAYS THAT WENT BY BUT NOT SO VERY FAST WITH SUNDOWN FOR IFTAR BEING LATE AT NIGHT…IN A CITY THAT HAD CHANCED CONSIDERABLY WITH MORE ARABS AND MUSLIMS.


I looked forward to returning to Paris, France after the first visit I made to the city in January, 1982. It would be thirty-one years since I first stepped foot in the city and country, where I stayed for three days.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

GARY BRAUT, THE ONLY ORTHODOX OR HASSIDIC JEW WHO CHOSE TO LIVE IN MALAYSIA.

…WHO LOVED TO LIVE IN THE COUNTRY AND WANTED TO BE BURIED IN THE JEWISH CEMETERY IN PULAU PINANG. HE DIED IN A HOSPITAL IN BEIJING WHERE HE HAD GONE TO SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT.


There are not many Jews who liked to come to Malaysia; they think Malaysia as an Islamic country does not like them coming over here.