TOTAL VISITORS FROM 2008:

MALAYSIA’S WORLD BANK LOANS 126

1. The accusation that I wrote to the World Bank asking for loans is baseless. But Malaysia had been borrowing project loans from the World Bank since 1958. 2. The last negotiations for the loans were made in 1997. These were for projects in: a) Education sector USD 244 million b) Social sector USD 60million ...

TAKUT 107

1. Kita semua tahu takut. Kita takut sakit. Kita takut kehilangan mereka yang disayangi. Kita takut dicedera atau dibunuh orang. Kita takut iman digugat. Kita takut mati. Kita takut dan kita patut takut. Sedikit sebanyak ia menyelamat kita. 2. Tetapi kadang-kadang kita takut kepada yang kita tidak patut takut. Kita takut gelap. Kita takut makhluk ...

MENGENANG MASA DULU 105

Pulau Pinang negerinya baru Kapten Light menjadi Raja Bila terkenang zaman dahulu Duduk mengalir air mata 1. Pantun ini dikarang oleh “tukang karut” pasukan boria di Pulau Pinang di zaman British. 2. Kita jarang mendengar pantun ini sekarang, Tetapi semasa saya masih budak belasan tahun, saya sering mendengarnya. Sedikit sebanyak saya rasa sedih juga. Air ...

THE KUALA LUMPUR TRIBUNAL ON WAR CRIMES 44

1. Not many Malaysians are aware that from 19th November to 22nd November a trial on war crimes was held in Kuala Lumpur. 2. Many would say what is the use of a trial by a tribunal which is not recognised by any Government. And in addition the accused persons were not present although the ...

DEMOCRACY AND OLIGARCHY 34

1. America and Europe are the great proponents of Democracy. It is the greatest system of Government. It will make countries great. Democracy guarantees there will be no oppression of the citizens (oppressing and killing other people is okay of course). 2. But now they have demanded that Italy be governed by an unelected Government ...

SEKSUALITI MERDEKA 86

1. Masyarakat mana-mana pun tahu adanya orang yang dilahirkan dengan jantina tidak menentu. Ada yang memiliki tubuh badan lelaki tetapi bahagian-bahagian tertentu lebih mirip kepada perempuan. Mereka dikenali sebagai pondan atau ponen dan ada yang sebaliknya, iaitu tubuh badan perempuan tetapi mirip lelaki. 2. Mereka diterima oleh masyarakat sejak dahulukala lagi tanpa banyak masalah. 3. ...

PELAJARAN SAINS DAN MATEMATIK 96

1. Saya telah cuba menjelaskan berkali-kali bahawa penggunaan Bahasa Inggeris untuk mengajar sains dan matematik bukan untuk mempelajari Bahasa Inggeris atau memperbaiki penguasaan bahasa itu. Tujuannya ialah untuk menguasai ilmu sains dan matematik. 2. Sains dan matematik (hisab) bukan seperti mata pelajaran lain. Fakta sejarah, geografi, sastera tidak berubah dengan pengaliran masa. Fakta dalam sejarah, ...

THE FAILED COUNTRIES 54

1. At the beginning of America’s war on terror, President Bush categorised several developing countries as failed countries. 2. I wonder whether Bush thinks a country like Greece, which is totally incapable of paying its debts after irresponsible financial management, is a successful country. 3. The debt of Greece has not only destroyed the country ...

ASEAN BUSINESSMEN 67

*Saya dan isteri mengucapkan Selamat Menyambut Hari Raya Aidiladha kepada semua rakyat Malaysia, khususnya kepada jemaah Haji kita di Tanah Suci, semoga mendapat Haji yang Mabrur dan selamat kembali ke tanah air. Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha* 1. Asean businessmen wants to know about the European Union and the Eurozone and the financial crisis plaguing them. ...

THE TRAGEDY OF LIBYA 72

1. One is always shocked when someone one knows suffers a tragic end. Maybe for the enemies of Gaddafi, he deserves what he got. But that does not lessen my sadness over the manner of his demise. 2. As Prime Minister I met Gaddafi several times. He was always hospitable. Much of my time with ...