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Monday, February 29, 2016

WITHER THE COSSACKS?


Taras Bulba, a character made famous by comics was a Cossack warrior icon.

Cossacks are Slavic warrior peasants living on the Ukrainian steppe and famed for horsemanship. Self-governing under leaders like Bohdan Chmielnicki (c. 1595-1657), they resisted outside authority but served the tsars as irregular cavalry, pioneered in Siberia and fought the Bolsheviks 1918-21. Collectivisation broke up their communities in the 1930's, but cossack cavalry served in WWII.







Thursday, February 25, 2016

GOOSE THAT LAY GOLDEN EGGS


Geese can show love.


UMNO people are making the most while the goose is laying golden eggs. For the keep and more, they do not want to kill the goose. 

Time is catching up with the goose.  A time will come when there are no more golden eggs to be laid, then everybody will scamper or die with the goose.
 
The noose is tightening on Najib.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

THE MALAYAN HEROINE, SYBIL KATHIGASU


Front cover of book "No Dram for Mercy" written by Sybil Kathigasu first published in 1954, republished 2006. Her picture when she was 30 years old on the cover. It is the story of a woman's courage during the Japanese occupation of Malaya.


Sybil Kathigasu was the wife of an Ipoh doctor who along with fellow Malayans became caught up with the horrors of the Japanese occupation during WW2. Her selfless concern for the sick and wounded anti-Japanese guerillas who came to her house secretly for treatment ended inevitably her betrayal and her arrest and imprisonment by the Japanese.


74, Main Road, Papan, Perak - the house to which guerillas and sick townfolkwent for care.


Saturday, February 20, 2016

HOW OLD ARE OUR UNIVERSITIES COMPARED TO ...?


Universities are indicators of the state of knowledge of a nation. The best investment for a nation is knowledge for the people.

Malaysia is a country regressing in terms of  knowledge management. Najib is a dropout without a basic degree. He replaced the popular MB of Kedah with one  of LCE qualification? How apt is the saying mediocrity breeds mediocrity.

A group of supposedly top people of a local university on a visit to Cambridge bragged that they come from a world class university to which the former replied "We are Cambridge!"







 Russia

WHEN VOLCANOES ERUPT








Thursday, February 18, 2016

MAHATHIR AKAN DIRANTAI



mulut mahathir disita
pena dipadam
dia dirantai
oleh penjenayah
yang kemarukan
2.6bilion

Selepas Altantuya, Najadi, Bala, Khalil, Morais, Mahathir?


The Yes Ma'am man is very desperate, a dangerous man, a killer.

Monday, February 15, 2016

PORT MORESBY, PNG, NAKED DAYS





V.L. Newberry (third from left) and C.W. Marshall (second from right), Fly River.


Port Moresby, 1962.




I was at Port Moresby for overnight. We took local flight to Madang the next morning where we had the coconut network meeting, 1999.

Re: All the above pictures are from a book published by the Australian survey team of Papua New Guinea.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

MUSLIM SS DIVISION OF HITLER


Sauberzweig, commander of the Muslim SS Handschar Division.


The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem inspecting guard of honour of the Muslim SS.