TOTAL VISITORS FROM 2008:

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, ...

PEGGING 444

1. I am not in the business of advising the Government. When I mentioned the advisability of pegging the Ringgit, it was in answer to a question posed by a reporter. If the Government noticed the report I would feel flattered. 2. Pegging currencies is not as easy as it sounds. The whole thing must ...

Snippets 359

SHAHIDAN PENASIHAT NCER Laporan Utusan Malaysia semalam (Sept 23, 2008) amat menggembirakan saya. Sahabat saya Dato Seri Shahidan Kassim, Menteri Besar Perlis yang gagal menjadi Menteri Besar walaupun Perlis di antara negeri yang menang dalam pilihanraya 2008 telah dilantik oleh YAB Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Perdana Menteri Malaysia untuk menjadi penasihat dan pembantu beliau ...

SUPREME COUNCIL 476

(Versi Bahasa Malaysia di akhir artikel ini) 1. The goings on in the UMNO Supreme Council are supposed to be secret. So it was quite a surprise when the press reported some important details regarding the Supreme Council’s meeting on Thursday, September 18. What is even more surprising is that the reports expose the attacks ...

THE BARISAN NASIONAL II 538

1. When the Barisan Nasional did very badly in the March 2008 general elections, all the component parties except those in Sabah and Sarawak experienced losses as they had never done before. 2. In the aftermath of the elections, the component parties pointed accusing fingers at each other. Very quickly they were at each other’s ...

Snippets 472

LOSS OF CONFIDENCE 1. I was reading the comments on my blog on ‘Mengingati Pejuang-Pejuang’, when I came across a comment which respectfully disagreed with me that the defeat of BN in the General Election was not due to support for the opposition but disaffection with BN. 2. He said if that was the case ...

FINANCIAL TURMOIL 706

1. The world is going through financial turmoil but most Malaysian politicians especially those in the Government seem blissfully unaware or unconcerned. Already 10 major banks in America have collapsed. The almighty US Dollar has depreciated. Now the huge insurance corporation, the American International Group is on the verge of bankruptcy. 2. In the last ...

Snippets 365

A STUDY IN SPINNING 1. Spinning is a method of making thread from cotton wool. But today, spinning has an entirely different meaning. 2. I was told about the spin doctors used by Tony Blair very soon after he became Prime Minister. I did not know what spin doctors do. And so I rejected the ...