Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Endless Possibilities......

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Endless Possibilities No. 1


Endless Possibilities No. 2

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Monday, September 02, 2013

Congratulation To Those Who Have Voted BN..... You Got It....... Barang Naik.....

It’s finally here, fuel price up tonight. New taxes next?

September 02, 2013
Latest Update: September 02, 2013 10:22 pm
Datuk Seri Najib Razak broke through the psychological barrier of not slashing subsidies today when announcing a 20-sen increase for both RON95 petrol and diesel, setting the stage for new taxes and other price hikes.
The move also suggests Putrajaya has concerns over revenue and likelihood of the country being punished by ratings agencies and foreign investors if no attempt is made to tackle structural problems, such as the high rate of subsidies.
Among other moves being hinted at are the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST), and reforms in the electricity tariffs.

Today, the Prime Minister personally announced that the price of RON95 and diesel will be increased by 20 sen as of 12.01am tonight, adding the new prices will save the government at least RM1.1 billion.
In order to reduce the burden of the increase on the public, Najib said the Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) payouts will be increased this year.
"The social safety net will be widened to ensure that low-income families aren't burdened by the increase in the price of fuel," he said.
However, Najib declined to reveal how much the payments would be this year, saying he would make the announcement in Parliament when he presents the 2014 Budget.
The government has allocated a total of RM24.8 billion this year on fuel subsidies and Najib said they would save RM1.1 billion with the increase of 20 sen in the price of RON 95 and diesel.
"In a full year, the government will save RM3.3 billion while still subsidising 63 sen per litre for RON95 and 80 sen per litre for diesel," he revealed.
Asked about how the public would be affected by the increase, Najib said the country's inflation rate was under control and as such, the rakyat wouldn't be overly burdened.
"This is a process of fiscal consolidation, the markets will feel more confident if we reduce the country's fiscal deficit," he said.
"We have also made pledges and promises and this must be fulfilled. Our stated target is to reduce our fiscal deficit to 3% by 2015," he said.
Najib said the increase in the price of fuel was not a political issue but rather about Malaysia's economic status and survival.
"If the country's economy suffers, the public will feel the pinch the most. Hence, it is better we take action now to tackle the economic issues in Malaysia."
"If we continue to procrastinate, we will end up like other countries in the world who didn't take measures to rein in spending until it was too late and the economy ballooned."
Najib said the public would not be left high and dry, stressing that the social safety net would be widened to ensure those who qualified received BR1M payments.
"We have announced previously that the process of reducing the public's reliance on subsidies would be carried out in stages."
He also cautioned traders and businesses against increasing the price of their goods and services due to the increase in the price of fuel. - September 2, 2013.

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It's successful outcome."

 -William James 

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Is The Director Of Tanda Putera Showing Disrespect To The Malaysian's Flag By Asking The Actor To Urinate On The Flag Pole??????

Tanda Putera – historical or fictional? - DAP's Mahdzir Ibrahim   

      Written by Mahdzir Ibrahim 
Tanda Putera – historical or fictional? - DAP's Mahdzir Ibrahim
I’ve watched Tanda Putera at the cinema. Aside from wanted to watch the hype about this film, I consider this as my personal contribution to support the local filmmaker. Hopefully, the small amount of money that I paid for the ticket, to some extent will be able to help and develop the local film industry.
As a viewer, I have my own views and I will try to be fair to rate this movie.
According to media reports, the cost of this movie is around RM4.5 million. Of which, the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) contributed RM2.5 million and the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) gave RM2 million. Excluding sponsorship from GLCs such as MAS.
With that cost, I don't think the outcome in terms of the technical aspect is satisfying, perfect or worth it. The quality from the application of CGI or Computer Generated Image are messy, even to me, i don't think it necessary for this kind of film. But it is up to the director, it her right.
Also, in terms of production design, props and costume. It is not perfect enough to describe the atmosphere during the 60/70's era. Not comparable enough with Bukit Kepong or Leftenan Adnan. Is it because the producers wanted to save on budget?
History or what?
After watching it, I wondered if the film is about the history of May 13, or what?
There were scenes depicting youths urinating on a flag pole. But, it's not clear whether this incident really happened and is derived from historical facts. If true, where and what is the source? Before this, we never heard about it. So we want to know the facts, either from police reports or notes by historians.
It is not clear from the scene where the flag pole is located, is it in the compound of Datuk Harun’s (Selangor Chief Minister) residence or at the government office or in a hawkers area?
The scene is not clear and we are not sure at all. If they link the scene with the residence of the Selangor Chief Minister, most probably is just an assumption because the flagpole is flying the Selangor flag.
Or, is the flagpole urination scene a figment of the director’s imagination?
According to an eyewitness account by one Habib Ahmad, based on his location in Kampung Baru at that time, it is almost impossible that incident took place in the Menteri Besar's residence. (
So, if it did not happen at the residence of the Chief Minister, then where did it happen? This scene is not a stunt action that can be fictionalised. This scene is directly related to the history of May 13.
To vilify DAP
For me, the events of May 13th that intensified in early scene in the movie, seem to incite anger and portray the opposition as being the same entity or cooperating with the communists. Communists and opposition parties are painted with the image of the Chinese as well as the DAP logo emblazoned here and there in that particular scene.
Some short info for the directors - DAP is not a communist party. DAP is opposed to any struggle through the use of weapons.
I thought that this film would retell the May 13 incident in chronological order and include clear witness reports. I watched this movie thinking it would provide a clearer picture to the audience about what is really happening in this May 13 incident.
But it did not happen in that way. The director suddenly abandoned the topic of May 13 less than halfway through the movie. The thrilling topic was dropped after embedding the DAP logo and the image of communists in the viewer’s minds.
The rest of the movie revolves around Tun Razak’s family and his friendship with Tun Dr. Ismail, and several short scenes about his efforts in creating Felda, the implementation of the New Economic Policy (NEP) and the struggle to fight the communists.
The characters of Tun Razak and Tun Dr Ismail well cast and played, congratulations to the actors, Rusdi Ramli and Zizan Nin.
But the end of all this, I do not see or understand the significance between the incidents of May 13 and Tun Razak’s legacy in this movie.
Why did FINAS invest in the film?
If this film is not about the history of May 13, is it about Tun Razak and his friend Tun Dr. Ismail? If that so, certainly the film would spend more time developing the most important and memorable contributions by this leader, such his efforts to establish Felda accurately. However, it is not so.
Or, is this a fictional movie, hiding behind history and half-truths so that the directors or producers need not be accountable by the audience or anyone.
I can understand that any adaptation of the first source (origin) to another medium will be manipulated with the elements of fiction to make it more interesting and entertaining.
However, the nuance between fact and fiction should be clear. But in this film, fiction and fact was mixed and messed up, anyone who did not read about the actual history of May 13, will assume that all scenes in this film are hundred percent based on facts.
Finally, we would like to ask the director Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba, what film is this? A historical film or fiction film?
I think I am entitled to get an explanation from her because this film is funded from tax payers money, not a small amount but a lot. This tax payer's money is collected by the government from all races, Malay, Chinese, Indian, even from Umno members, DAP members, PKR, Muslims, non-Muslims, poor and rich people even all.
If this is a historical film, then it belongs to the people and the people are entitled to get an explanation. If it is fiction, the publisher must be willing to be responsible for the images or scenes in her work.
I will always support the principle of freedom of expression and freedom of creativity and I will defend the rights of Shuhaimi Baba, if she is right.
Despite all this, I also wonder, how Finas can justify this film and be willing to invest millions of ringgit and risking our racial harmony. For what? The truth?
- Mahdzir Ibrahim is a Central Executive Committee Member of DAP’s Youth Wing, DAPSY. He is also an arts and culture enthusiast.

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