TOTAL VISITORS FROM 2008:

DO WE NEED A STRONG GOVERNMENT 491

1. In a previous article I said that a multiracial country needs a strong Government. 2. A weak Government would not be able to deal with the quarrelling between the races, which is the natural tendency of most multiracial societies. Indeed in some multiracial countries violence and fighting are common. Witness the countries around us. ...

Snippets 475

NOT PRAYING TOGETHER A commentator on my blog remarked that I did not sit together with Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Dato Seri Najib Tun Razak at Friday prayers in the National Mosque just before the end of Ramadhan. I must explain that since I became Minister of Education in 1974 I had always ...

ZAID IBRAHIM THE DE FACTO MINISTER OF JUSTICE 618

1. I was told members of the Cabinet were very upset when Zaid Ibrahim was appointed as Minister. It was known to everyone that Zaid helped PAS to defeat the BN candidate for Kota Baru. He was sore because he did not succeed to become division head of Kota Baru and he was not chosen ...

Snippets 247

There are far too many comments and questions in my blog that I simply cannot respond to all. But I will try. Pegging The Bretton Woods System did not fail because the United States ran out of gold. It failed because Britain decided to devalue the pound. President Richard Nixon decided to go off the ...

Snippets 405

KHAIRI’S DILEMMA 1. I feel so sad about the plight of Khairi Jamaluddin, one of the candidates for head of UMNO Youth. He says that he is being prevented from meeting UMNO youths. This might result in his losing the race for the much coveted post. 2. I would advise him not to be disheartened. ...

GIMME THREE MONTHS MORE 358

1. The UMNO General Assembly which will this time elect the members of the Supreme Council has now been postponed to March 2009, three months later. 2. This, I am told, is at the insistence of Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. He is said to need this time in order to put the country right. ...

HUMAN MEMORY 475

1. I have a problem. I cannot remember the date I was married. As a result I always get into trouble with my wife. 2. She has a remarkable memory for dates, not just her own or our special dates but she can remember the dates of birth of all her children, the dates of ...

BALIK KAMPUNG 564

Balik kampung is a great tradition. It helps renew our ties and relationship with other members of our parent’s family and relatives. And if we really come from the kampungs, it would remind us of our past, our bucolic antecedents and the simple life that we lead. Malays and Chinese alike religiously practise this great ...

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI 812

Saya dan isteri saya mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri kepada semua rakyat Malaysia yang beragama Islam, khususnya kepada pelayar laman blog chedet.com. Alhamdulillah, sekali lagi dapat kita bersama-sama meraikan hari kebesaran ini setelah sebulan menjalankan ibadah puasa. Disamping bergembira bersama keluarga, saya harap kita akan teruskan tradisi kunjung mengunjung ke rumah-rumah terbuka untuk mengeratkan lagi ...

THE UNITED STATES 339

1. I wonder what is happening to the United States of America. It used to lay down the laws and rules which the whole world must abide. If any country refuses then blacklisting, sanctions and even invasions by the US forces might ensue. 2. It set the forms and standards for everything; systems of Government, ...