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Friday, 4 September 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen- a woman of substance!

A long time friend since schooldays sent me this footage about a woman of substance. Ignorance of the language does not prevent anyone from understanding the profound messages in that short audio visual narration. My thanks to Mohamad bin Yaakob for his kind gesture which I thought I would share with readers. Thank you kindly, Mat.


Anonymous,  5 September 2009 at 01:43  

Simply remarkable!!

Frank,  5 September 2009 at 10:33  

Dato Sak

Thank you for sharing.

Very inspiring. Worth showing to our children and grand chidlren

Anonymous,  5 September 2009 at 11:14  


There is nothing else, except determination & perseverance!

All her daily achievements (indeed)r the results of countless trainings & trainings after similar numerous of failures & injuries - just to be counted as a useful human being.



Mohd,  5 September 2009 at 15:30  

Just saw it. You are welcome. Didn't expect that you would post it in your blog.

Anyway, it is good to share inspiring stories. I strongly subscribe to the notion that when there is a will, there will always be a way.

You may encounter difficulties initially but through sheer perseverance, determination and hard work, not many things are actually impossible.

This is how UMNO should be teaching their members, otherwise even for the next 100 years (that also if it can survive that long!) many of them will just be depending on government crutches. And the government is happy to provide it for the sake of maintaining power. The end result, like damage to the country's economy in many aspects, therefore becomes secondary. The elite and those who are close to the corridors of power becomes richer and richer and even some are considered filthy rich. Through hard work? Good business acumen? The voters will judge.

As a result, the disparity of income among the Malays becomes wider and wider. This has created tension and unhappiness among the majority Malays especially among the educated ones. And these educated and technologically savvy (internet, youtube etc) Malays will influence their parents, uncles, aunties, pak chiks, mak chiks in both urban and rural areas on why they should vote for a change. Thus we saw the result of the last 2008 general election. UMNO must realize this. Rhetorics like ketuanan melayu, traitors to the malay race, development, cow head, will no longer bring them the votes. But will UMNO change?

Going by the recent statements that came out from the mouth of leaders such as TSMY, Hishamuddin, Ismail Sabri, I-have-changed-my-mode Rais Yatim, Toyo just to mention a few, I doubt things will change. As a non-partisan observer, there are many things that I can tell UMNO on how and what is needed to be done in order to change and bring back the support/votes for the benefits of our country. But many of these UMNO people that I know are sheer arrogant and will not listen. Many of them are suffering from a denial mode syndrome and trying to defend the indefensible. Like you said Datuk the FLCE also wants to lecture us. No Datuk the days when the government knows best is STILL NOT over. Maybe Najib is alone on this.

The old adage says that if you give a man a fish, he will come back for more, teach a man how to fish and he will be independent, just like the woman in the video albeit handicapped.

Initial help (even that we must give to the educated and genuine people who are willing to work hard and not on the basis of patronage)is alright but it cannot keep on continuing at the expense of hard work, determination and perseverance, honesty, integrity and also tax payers money.

The non-performers and the corrupt at all levels should be weeded out even though they are ministers or powerful warlords. But will they to do it when there is 'so much' at stake? Only UMNO leaders and members can answer it. The 'so much' above is translated as wealth, position and power. To many of these greedy people they don't realize that life is not just about wealth, position and power. Life is larger than that. Life is also about compassion, humility, sincerity, honesty and also integrity.

Again Dato....hendak seribu daya, tak nak seribu dalih...

This is the first time I am commenting in your blog and since I am very free today, I got a bit carried away with quite a lengthy one. I have known you for a long time Datuk, since Form 4 upto Form 6 at SABS Kuantan and until now.

I think you are a very capable and bright man(with excellent writing skills), but I hope you would stick to all the good principles of life and not let many of the bad UMNO culture eats into your soul and mind. Like I said life is larger than just money and position. Our children and health is the biggest assets, not just our wealth.

Have a nice day. Regards to your other half.


Sans 8 September 2009 at 16:47

The association of mouth and foot painters. People who have lost use of their limbs through birth or accidents. I have seen some of their paintings which are as good as any other

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