Thursday, September 13, 2007

More Mandarin Forums

This is probably the record week in terms of the number of speaking engagements for me. Six nights out of eight, it can't get much more than this. Phew! Well, I have 2 more Mandarin forums to go, one in Alor Star (!). Details are as follows:

1. Oriental Daily Forum: The Budget & The Stock Market

Date: 13 Sept 2007 (Thu)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: KL Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall
(The last two times when I spoke on the Asian Financial Crisis as well as the recent Stock Market turmoil, it was a packed hall, so do come early to book your seat ;))

2. Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall (Youth Wing):
After 50 Years - Where Do We Go From Here?
(吉打州华人大会堂青年团: 建国50年,马来西亚路在何方?)
Date: 14 Sept 2007 (Fri)
Time: 7.30 pm
Venue: Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall
See you guys there! ;)


Anonymous said...

Petition to The Agong

Anonymous said...

Typically Chinese, they are more interested in finding ways to make profit in stock market.
Would not it be better if such seminars are more in the enlightenment of the state of the nation, DAP and coming elections?
Second, try to 'dechinese' the seminars in advertisements and presentations to attract the non chinese who are looking to vote for DAP

Anonymous said...

1. Agree to your view, DAP must attract more non-Chinese voters because DAP have the good nation-building or nation-management viewpoints. Don't just talk coliation with the non-BN, must really act now!

Unknown said...

I can understand non chinese dap supporter's frustration at being left out considering the stock market seminars are held at Chinese Assembly Hall as being target to a particular audience.

I guess one concern of the Chinese is on their livelihood income from investment so may be the stock market talks appeal to them more.

Anonymous said...









Anonymous said...



地點: 隆雪華堂二樓會議廳
日期: 20/9/07(星期四)
時間: 7:30 pm 入場 8:00 pm 開始
主講: ◎鄧章欽 (雪州雙溪檳榔州議員/行動黨中委)◎潘慶松 (隆雪華堂查賬/特許會計師)◎賴昭光 (大眾科技出版社社長/時事評論人)◎顏炳壽 (柔州明吉摩區州議員/馬青總稽查、法律局主任)

Anonymous said...

koon suah
Please write in English or Bahasa. I cannot read chinese

Anonymous said...

This is a story about Malaysian society
Where the different races supposedly live in harmony
In 2003, came along a Prime Minister by the name of Dato’ Seri Abdullah Badawi
Who led his party to a resounding election victory.

This is a PM whose promises are many
All his slogans are equally catchy
As a result, many people are taken in completely
By his humble and Mr. Clean personality.

First among his chief promises is to combat corruption immediately
That has everyone applauding loudly
But until today, all the major cases are still one big mystery
Lack of evidence or is he fooling us secretly?

Not long after, he introduced Islam Hadhari
Some complained there is only one version of Islam from the Almighty
Anyway, what is it all about, no one knows exactly
Except for some broad points outlined in theory.

Then, he said we need to cut our budget deficit quickly
Which started the dismantling of Tun M’s legacy
This caused us to hear about the crooked bridge flip flop story
With all the accusations, what is fiction and what is reality?

By his own admission, his son is extremely wealthy
Because he controls a listed company by the name of Scomi
Was once implicated in the shipment of banned components to a Middle Eastern country
But his son claimed ignorance and that’s the end of the story.

He also has a son-in-law by the name of Khairy
Not elected but is UMNO Youth’s deputy
Got entangled in the merged Avenue-ECM Libra entity
Which happened right under the nose of the PM-led Finance Ministry.

Then, we came across a foreign newspaper reporting factually
Of his adventure to see a yacht at a faraway place somewhere in Turkey
This is not true, he said insistently
But I don’t see the newspaper issuing any apology.

Next, came the jet on the itinerary
Bought or leased, he is lucky that Malaysians are not financially savvy
The jet is also for the Agong’s use, he said publicly
I wonder whether the Agong requested for one specifically?

Later, we read of his holidays in an Australian city
Staying in a mansion owned by someone whom an old man named as Patrick Badawi
We shouldn’t be so critical if he was only away temporarily
Except for the fact that there was a major flood in our own territory.

Then, we get the case of Proton disposing off a subsidiary
Not for a large amount but for a mere penny
Many think behind the deal something’s very fishy
Tun M’s pet project is certainly going awry.

Overall, crime rates are going up highly
Confidence in our police is at its lowest historically
But the IGP got his tenure extended easily
He must be thinking everything’s hunky-dory.

He has also been busy launching economic regions lately
Trying to attract foreign investments into the country
Sadly, some are saying that the northern development is benefiting a crony
While others argue the southern one will end up as LKY’s colony.

You see, I can go on and on about this indefinitely
Because it is easy and I do not need to create any of them individually
They are all plucked from the web where the stories about him is a plenty
From promoting judges unfairly to always being sleepy.

Actually, I am just an ordinary Malaysian who cares about her country
And I have to state that I am not against him or his policy
For I do not care who is the Perdana Menteri
As long as the person is capable and trustworthy.

Malaysian Abroad

Anonymous said...

PM Tidur, Bodoh dan Korupt mesti dipecat segera.


Anonymous said...

First of all I applaud the initiative taken to complain against the decline in the state of affairs of the country.
However I fail to see any positive outcome of this petition with the reasons of:
1) The petition is addressed to a ceremonial leader who does not have any vested power to act on his own accord in the governance of the country without the approval of the Prime Minister of the country. What good is it to send a petition to the royalties who in the past till now abuse the their position as untouchables (except Lord President Raja Tun Azlan Shah)?

2) The current leaders are at fault for the state of affairs of the country, not just the PM. Najib was one of the prime leaders who incited racial hatred that contributed to the "operation lalang" where opposition leaders who opposed the racially incited theme were arrested under ISA laws.
I agree with Kuku Burung, Jayenjr and Janssamblue that both Najib and Mahathir ought to be brought to Justice as well.

3) I am biased to the current PM who has allowed more freedom for the ppl to voice their displeasure either by blogging or any forms of media. I would rather use this freedom to bring down the corrupt officials directly. I support the public who uses video cams or camera to record police taking bribes and post it on youtube, or other patriotic citizens to voice their love of the country like Namewee. We should not be bullied by the authorities, leaders, narrow-minded majority ethnic people who like to dictate what others should or should not do while they themselves abuse the system to the highest heavens.

The only people who has the power to make a difference is the rakyat during election time. Make your vote and voice count at that day. Do not let the corrupted leaders stay in power, do not succumb to their fear tactics to remain status quo. Since May 1969, leaders have been using that tactics to stay in power, do not let that be a self-fulfilling prophecy!!


Anonymous said...
got 4 parts.. can follow one by one

Anonymous said...

Tony Pua,

The whole of subang jaya residents are waiting for you to be the DAP representative in the coming election!

Please do not fail us! Our votes are for you! We are getting very tired of of the Mr MCA Lee Hwa Beng!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tony,

Please consider Puchong as well! The residents in Puchong also need you!!! We are so disappointed in the Gerakan man Lau Yeng Peng!!

Under the pariah UMNO government, the poor Puchong residents are forced to pay the expensive tolls for the rich PJ and Damansara residents, how ridiculous it is?!

The General Election will be called in November 2007, so be ready!! After the GE, BN will raise the petrol price and toll rate again if they win!!

Anonymous said...

The election will be held during the time muslims do their haj....this will result in lower number of Pas supporters as all busy going to Haj.

It will be held during school holidays as schools will be used as voting centres

Three months after election, everything will go up)) Petrol, Toll,Sundries,alcohols, cigarettes.
Our petrol go up will never come down....poor rakyat!