Thursday, April 24, 2014

In conjunction with his visit.......

This picture is to remind Barack Hussein Obama where he started off in life.
In Indonesia there is a small statue of him erected in front of a school he attended when he a was a young lad.
Then I came across this huge poster of him promoting a new satay galore stall.
If I have a chance to see him I would say "apa khabar pak."
Here's to a further good bilateral relations between the two country. I hope many years from now successive American diplomats will still remember Obama visits to Malaysia.
I once told, a many previous years ago, a US information attache in KL who is a friend that there is a land scheme in Malaysia named after a first  US president who made his official visit to Malaysia.  My friend later became the US ambassador to Mongolia. He said to me:" No way man." And I said to him:"Yes way!"
He wasn't aware of such visit as he was not told,  since Malaysia was not that important enough for the US history book?  Obviously the visit by President Lyndon Baine Johnson was not etched in the memories of many Americans of our two way relationships. I hope Obama visit will not be the case.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The US and Malaysia do not deal with terrorist!

Strict training regimentation in the desert....
Being taught how to shoot with AK-47.....

US president Barack Obama was advised strongly not to deal with an opposition party and to have a meeting with its leader for having close known tie with terrorist groups. I am talking about PKR and Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim( BAB)I!
Back in the mid 80s when BABI was the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, he and with more than a dozen Umno youth members including, Saifuddin Nasution, went for a special "guerrilla" training in the desert of Libya.
The training was sponsored and conducted by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLAP) under the leadership of the late George Habash.
It was not quite known then why BABI made such a trip but putting stuff together now we are seeing a pattern in his quest for leadership of the country.
"If we cannot do it peacefully, we will do it by force," said one then Umno youth member, in reference to BABI's bid to take over from Mahathir Mohammad.
Among the training offered by the PLAP in the desert of Libya was how to use automatic and semi-automatic weapons, how to make bombs, hijacking, how to poison and kill people without trace, and sabotage.
Remember in the late 80s and early 90s a sporadic fire at the Subang airport and explosion here and there, one at Dayabumi underground parking? Well, those what appear to be accidents have been  ascertained as sabotage.
Umno youth member Saifuddin was the most firebrand radical among the then Umno Youth members bent on taking over Umno by force if needed be then.
Today, it is possible that the training knowledge by the displaced Umno youth members under BABI are teaching the newer generation of our own homegrown terrorist to embark on the path of destruction via sabotage.
It is incumbent upon individual organisation such as MAS, and other government controlled agencies to weed out these "terrorist" in their midst.
Trust no one for many, yes very many of them are still loyal and willing-to-die Anwar's supporters.
No I am not being paranoid!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Wild Boar and Monkeys.......!

Very near my flat these monkeys....

A sounder of wild boar coming  out to feed every evening  near Taman TAR,

I live near Taman Tun Abdul Razak or Taman TAR as it is commonly known.
When ever we drive home my wife and I made it a point to drive around the hill near the golf course to see a sounder of wild boar and they are relatively tame.
Saw an old man stroking one alpha male's head for good luck.
It used to be hard to spot one wild boar but today they are not afraid to come out.
Monkeys are also loitering near our apartments they are not afraid of human anymore in fact they are getting more aggressive.
Why am I writing about wild boar and monkey, I am bored and the truth is there is really nothing really interesting to write about anymore in this country.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rest in Peace Karpal....

Karpal and wife Gurmit Kaur.  Doting husband and a good father...may you rest in peace sir!

You may hate or like him but his fate of a gory death is not fair, in my mind.  Karpal Singa should have died of old age and surrounded by his loved ones.
I am very sure Malaysians from all walks of life mourn his passing, a great politician and a man of substance.  May you Rest In Peace sir, and may your family also be blessed and protected.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Some Malays still want to treat Malays and non-Malays like children?!

Light at the end of the multi-racial better believe it!

The heyday of Malay political domination symbolises by people like Dollah Kok Lanas...

 "The former editor-in-chief of the New Straits Times today joined the chorus of attacks on the current administration, and hinted that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was a political coward unlike his predecessors.

Writing in his column for Sinar Harian, Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad said "many hanker for a return" to either the Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad or Tun Razak eras "when there were no political cowards", suggesting that Najib was a political coward..........."  Malaysian Insider's translation from Sinar Harian.

Everyone knows who Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad is, he is otherwise known as Dollah Kok Lanas, a once powerful right wing Malay politician with a massive ego to boost, constantly.
He was much feared then when he was a deputy minister under Tun Razak and cabinet ministers loathed him.  
He would motion his index finger to any junior or senior minister to come to him.  Then one day he was thrown into the dungeon for being a suspected Stalinist.
Onto the next topic. Many moons ago I had one of those rare and a private conversation with Prime Minister Najib Razak and he said to me: "Under my watch I want to empower every Malaysian - Malay, Chinese, Indian and everyone - the power to think about the well being of the country and society,"
I said: "Isn't that easier said than done sir! What about the right wing and the conservative within Umno who would shot down the idea of you wanting to empower evereyone including the non-Malays...shouldn't they be controlled? As we have done in the past?"
He said: "It must be done. I am not from the past I want to forge ahead and they may and call me anything they want but this is something I must do and will do..empower all law-abiding Malaysians into building this country......"
To continue from the top, let me tell what Dollah Kok Lanas and many other right wing Malays are saying.
That they are not comfortable with Najib's idea of liberal approach to society and his "empowering" everyone regardless of their ethnic backgrounds so long as they are doing it for the betterment of the country.
My contention is under Tun Razak and Tun Mahathir, Malaysians were overwhelmed or subdued either by sheer fear of the Malay power or that they are afraid to say "I am in pain" or "to stop hitting me" feelings.
Najib said: "I want to heal the nation for we have only one life to live, I don't want Malaysians to feel the pain of being subjugated by any one...they can say what they want I will still do it."
No Najib is not a coward, it is just that people like Dollah Kok Lanas and others like him, are afraid that they will lose their right wing Malay muscle by not being able to call any one, non-Malays included, via their smugged index finger.
People like Dollah Kok Lanas and others like him are actually HANKERING for the heyday of sheer Malay total domination at all cost, to come back, but that ain't going to happen under Najib's watch!
People like Dollah Kok Lanas and others like him must accept the fact that Najib, unlike all of his predecessors, is not a coward he is just doing it what was supposed to have been not make Malaysians live in fear.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Your childhood determines your adult life....

These people I am sure have a very unhappy and sad childhood that determine their actions in adult lives!

They are good friends and well brought up.
It's true that your childhood will determine you adult life and action.
Looking at prime ministers Lee Hsien Loong and Najib Razak together you can tell instantly they had a good and a happy childhood.  When together they tell good stories and crack sophisticated jokes to each other and are very civilised making their parents to be proud of them.
I had a happy childhood and brought up to be a happy person, today I still have old real non-Malay friends.  Actually there were only few of us that we used to get together at Wisma Lim Foo Yong, today we are meeting at an unmarked venue to be, to quote Clement, "away from the racists."
I could almost tell many of our home grown politicians be they from the government or the opposition  parties that did not have a happy childhood that could be gauged by their antics or actions  as politicians and as a human being. A list can be drawn to take a pick from as to who are among these politicians with unhappy childhood and to be totally badly brought up.
We can start with the PKR advisor Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim (BABI), a convicted sodomite.  So unhappy a childhood he had that he became a notorious serial sodomite and a deviant with a serious mental problem.
Did you know that so bad a deviant he was that it's been said even his eldest son, Ehsan, refused to have anything to do with his father and his family and he decided to live far away from his father and family....believed to be in the US.
The sad part to this whole episode of BABI bad-mouthing his own country to the whole wide world is that he allows himself to be used by the chauvinist remnants of the Bintang Tiga, the DAP.
The DAP hierarchy is also being dominated by leaders with a very sad, pathetic and an unhappy childhood.
If you put Lim Guan Eng and Najib together you can tell by their faces that Guan Eng is nothing like Lee Hsien Loong. Look at Guan Eng's father and that of ex-DAP chairman Karpal and his sons, they all have that tell tales wrinkles and expression of one who hate anything and everything that is Malay.
Already in Penang Malay areas and kampung have been decimated to be turned into an urban areas in the image of the Chinese DAP.  These people are treading on thin ice and they must be very careful in believing the peace-loving Malays will swallow everyhting thrown at them, few or some Malays may, but not all the Malays all the time.  The time will come for uncouth chauvinist DAP  members with unhappy childhood like Hannah Yeoh to give up their songkok, the proverbial sacred Malay headgear, for good.
On the same note I urged the Malays to wake up from their slumber and to be aware that one day their rights and political rug might be yanked out from underneath their false political sense of security...lulled by the chauvinist non-Malays.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A simple theory about our missing MH370?

A Startlingly Simple Theory About the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

By Chris Goodfellow

    There has been a lot of speculation about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Terrorism, hijacking, meteors. I cannot believe the analysis on CNN; it’s almost disturbing. I tend to look for a simpler explanation, and I find it with the 13,000-foot runway at Pulau Langkawi.
    We know the story of MH370: A loaded Boeing 777 departs at midnight from Kuala Lampur, headed to Beijing. A hot night. A heavy aircraft. About an hour out, across the gulf toward Vietnam, the plane goes dark, meaning the transponder and secondary radar tracking go off. Two days later we hear reports that Malaysian military radar (which is a primary radar, meaning the plane is tracked by reflection rather than by transponder interrogation response) has tracked the plane on a southwesterly course back across the Malay Peninsula into the Strait of Malacca.
    The left turn is the key here. Zaharie Ahmad Shah1 was a very experienced senior captain with 18,000 hours of flight time. We old pilots were drilled to know what is the closest airport of safe harbor while in cruise. Airports behind us, airports abeam us, and airports ahead of us. They’re always in our head. Always. If something happens, you don’t want to be thinking about what are you going to do–you already know what you are going to do. When I saw that left turn with a direct heading, I instinctively knew he was heading for an airport. He was taking a direct route to Palau Langkawi, a 13,000-foot airstrip with an approach over water and no obstacles. The captain did not turn back to Kuala Lampur because he knew he had 8,000-foot ridges to cross. He knew the terrain was friendlier toward Langkawi, which also was closer.
    Take a look at this airport on Google Earth. The pilot did all the right things. He was confronted by some major event onboard that made him make an immediate turn to the closest, safest airport.
    The loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense in a fire.
    When I heard this I immediately brought up Google Earth and searched for airports in proximity to the track toward the southwest.
    For me, the loss of transponders and communications makes perfect sense in a fire. And there most likely was an electrical fire. In the case of a fire, the first response is to pull the main busses and restore circuits one by one until you have isolated the bad one. If they pulled the busses, the plane would go silent. It probably was a serious event and the flight crew was occupied with controlling the plane and trying to fight the fire. Aviate, navigate, and lastly, communicate is the mantra in such situations.
    There are two types of fires. An electrical fire might not be as fast and furious, and there may or may not be incapacitating smoke. However there is the possibility, given the timeline, that there was an overheat on one of the front landing gear tires, it blew on takeoff and started slowly burning. Yes, this happens with underinflated tires. Remember: Heavy plane, hot night, sea level, long-run takeoff. There was a well known accident in Nigeria of a DC8 that had a landing gear fire on takeoff. Once going, a tire fire would produce horrific, incapacitating smoke. Yes, pilots have access to oxygen masks, but this is a no-no with fire. Most have access to a smoke hood with a filter, but this will last only a few minutes depending on the smoke level. (I used to carry one in my flight bag, and I still carry one in my briefcase when I fly.)
    What I think happened is the flight crew was overcome by smoke and the plane continued on the heading, probably on George (autopilot), until it ran out of fuel or the fire destroyed the control surfaces and it crashed. You will find it along that route–looking elsewhere is pointless.
    Ongoing speculation of a hijacking and/or murder-suicide and that there was a flight engineer on board does not sway me in favor of foul play until I am presented with evidence of foul play.
    We know there was a last voice transmission that, from a pilot’s point of view, was entirely normal. “Good night” is customary on a hand-off to a new air traffic control. The “good night” also strongly indicates to me that all was OK on the flight deck. Remember, there are many ways a pilot can communicate distress. A hijack code or even transponder code off by one digit would alert ATC that something was wrong. Every good pilot knows keying an SOS over the mike always is an option. Even three short clicks would raise an alert. So I conclude that at the point of voice transmission all was perceived as well on the flight deck by the pilots.
    But things could have been in the process of going wrong, unknown to the pilots.
    Evidently the ACARS went inoperative some time before. Disabling the ACARS is not easy, as pointed out. This leads me to believe more in an electrical problem or an electrical fire than a manual shutdown. I suggest the pilots probably were not aware ACARS was not transmitting.
    As for the reports of altitude fluctuations, given that this was not transponder-generated data but primary radar at maybe 200 miles, the azimuth readings can be affected by a lot of atmospherics and I would not have high confidence in this being totally reliable. But let’s accept for a minute that the pilot may have ascended to 45,000 feet in a last-ditch effort to quell a fire by seeking the lowest level of oxygen. That is an acceptable scenario. At 45,000 feet, it would be tough to keep this aircraft stable, as the flight envelope is very narrow and loss of control in a stall is entirely possible. The aircraft is at the top of its operational ceiling. The reported rapid rates of descent could have been generated by a stall, followed by a recovery at 25,000 feet. The pilot may even have been diving to extinguish flames.
    But going to 45,000 feet in a hijack scenario doesn’t make any good sense to me.
    Regarding the additional flying time: On departing Kuala Lampur, Flight 370 would have had fuel for Beijing and an alternate destination, probably Shanghai, plus 45 minutes–say, 8 hours. Maybe more. He burned 20-25 percent in the first hour with takeoff and the climb to cruise. So when the turn was made toward Langkawi, he would have had six hours or more hours worth of fuel. This correlates nicely with the Inmarsat data pings being received until fuel exhaustion.
    Fire in an aircraft demands one thing: Get the machine on the ground as soon as possible.
    The now known continued flight until time to fuel exhaustion only confirms to me that the crew was incapacitated and the flight continued on deep into the south Indian ocean.
    There is no point speculating further until more evidence surfaces, but in the meantime it serves no purpose to malign pilots who well may have been in a struggle to save this aircraft from a fire or other serious mechanical issue. Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah was a hero struggling with an impossible situation trying to get that plane to Langkawi. There is no doubt in my mind. That’s the reason for the turn and direct route. A hijacking would not have made that deliberate left turn with a direct heading for Langkawi. It probably would have weaved around a bit until the hijackers decided where they were taking it.
    Surprisingly, none of the reporters, officials, or other pilots interviewed have looked at this from the pilot’s viewpoint: If something went wrong, where would he go? Thanks to Google Earth I spotted Langkawi in about 30 seconds, zoomed in and saw how long the runway was and I just instinctively knew this pilot knew this airport. He had probably flown there many times.
    Fire in an aircraft demands one thing: Get the machine on the ground as soon as possible. There are two well-remembered experiences in my memory. The AirCanada DC9 which landed, I believe, in Columbus, Ohio in the 1980s. That pilot delayed descent and bypassed several airports. He didn’t instinctively know the closest airports. He got it on the ground eventually, but lost 30-odd souls. The 1998 crash of Swissair DC-10 off Nova Scotia was another example of heroic pilots. They were 15 minutes out of Halifax but the fire overcame them and they had to ditch in the ocean. They simply ran out of time. That fire incidentally started when the aircraft was about an hour out of Kennedy. Guess what? The transponders and communications were shut off as they pulled the busses.
    Get on Google Earth and type in Pulau Langkawi and then look at it in relation to the radar track heading. Two plus two equals four. For me, that is the simple explanation why it turned and headed in that direction. Smart pilot. He just didn’t have the time.

    Chris Goodfellow has 20 years experience as a Canadian Class-1 instrumented-rated pilot for multi-engine planes. His theory on what happened to MH370 first appeared on Google+. We’ve copyedited it with his permission.