Monday, May 29, 2006

Do you still WaOnline?

Life is transient indeed, as always. Not too long ago, the Chinese community was deeply bash in the euphoria a ground-breaking online radio, following the ungracefully closure of the fourth Chinese medium free-to-air radio station. People spoke of vengeance and conspiracy theory, of racial politicking in the country, waging unconditional support to the now defunct Chinese radio station and its successor, the online reincarnation.

Now, how many people still remember the WaFM's saga and care about the existence of WaOnline? How determine are those freedom fighters when confronted with the bread and butter issue? Even the most determined mind would fade, for thought is always evanescent.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Parliament's Party Whip

The recent row in Malaysian Parliament had shown to us some insight into the whip system that had been practised since 1955, so said. Why is a MP had to follow the party's whip when casting their vote in every motion that is being tabled. I suppose when our country gain independance on 1957, the level of understanding of democracy is somewhat pathetic, so the party's whip would ensure the MPs would not do something stupid. But somehow it had evolved by the autocrats as a tool to control the parliament, and over the course of 50 years, the MPs had dwindle to become mere puppets. The pinnacle of Malaysian democracy, "You have to reject any motion from the opposite side of the house, simply because you are on this side." Yes, you see now, in Malaysia democracy is really very simple and straight forward. It would be headache for our beloved MPs to observed when the whip is called and when is not, and when to vote according to their conscience, if they had any! Coward wins in cowardy system.

There are quarters yearning for changes in such a system. Do you think people will care? Will there be any changes? This is a TRANSIENT event indeed, my fellow Malaysian.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Life is Transcient

Lord Buddha had said to us, "All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!" Vayadhamma sankhara appamadena sampadetha (DN 16:Mahaparinibbana Sutta)

Let's contemplate this eternal truth for reverance of the coming Wesak day, a day signifying the birth, the Enlightenment and the pass-away of a great Teacher, the virtuous One. Happy Wesak 2006!

With this I start my blog.