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~MISINTERPRETATION~ Part 1- University Politics   Leave a comment

This article is NOT anti-Pro-Mahasiswa, not even an oppressive writing.  Honestly, I am neither Pro-Aspirasi nor Pro-Mahasiswa. I am a non-partisan and I do respect both parties as both represents the ‘voices’ of those undergraduates. Hereby, I hope that Pro-Mahasiswa readers won’t be shocked or be too emotional after reading this post. 

Hi, Guys! =)

Today, I feel want to be like KAK LEHOT…. who’s wanna join me? Haha…

Today, our topic- MISINTERPRETATION – Part 1 (University Politics).

Malaysians are very prone to misinterpretation. Why? Let’s talk about anything- from business to politics- they always misinterpret things. From my observations, yes, I can confidently say that Malaysians can be easily influenced. I never say that it is a bad thing, indeed it is a right thing if it benefits. Let’s talk a little about politics here.

When I say politics, what will be inside the thought of Malaysians?

Barisan Nasional, the union of 14 political parties that rule the country since Independence

Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Rakyat, PAS-DAP-PKR…………………..

Pakatan Rakyat, the union of 3 political parties that made up the Opposition in the Parliament

Bersih 2.0 rally, elections, who will win, who will lose, democracy, change, Hudud Law…………………

DS Najib Tun Razak, DSAI, Tuan Guru Nik Aziz, Lim Kit Siang…………………..

I didn’t say it is wrong at all. Political parties are all about dimensions of thinking of the Malaysians.

But one thing that make politics dirty- actually the actions of those politicians, even university politicians. I would like to express a disagreement on the amendment of the Section 15(5) University and University Colleges Act (UUCA). According to the amendment, Undergraduates are eligible to support or to be a member of a political party.

Those so-called Pro-Mahasiswa will be the most benefiting. Pro-Mahasiswa is a ‘political party’ established in universities, and most of those are anti-establishment, which means they are good of critics. In University of Malaya, the Undergraduate Parliament consists of 23 Pro-Mahasiswas, 16 are from pro-establishment Penggerak Mahasiswa or GERAK, and 2 non-partisans.

Penggerak Mahasiswa, or GERAK, the Pro-Aspirasi movement in UM

Since the Pro-Mahasiswa reign in UM, I saw that those “Member of Parliaments” didn’t do anything, more than attending university functions, distributing surveys, making nonsense (demonstrations), making a non-workable referendums, and so on. It doesn’t limited to only UM; it is also happened in other universities especially Councils with a majority of Pro-Mahasiswas. Some pro-government bloggers predicted that there is a conspiracy between those Pro-Mahasiswa with the Opposition (Pakatan Rakyat PAS-DAP-PKR).

Pro-Mahasiswa UM

WHATEVER.

Dear Undergraduates…

DON”T BE FOOLISH, DON’T BE STUPID, DON’T BE EASILY INFLUENCED.

YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING. YOU EVEN DID NOT PAYING FOR YOUR PTPTN LOAN YET, THEN YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g7rFhc9qAw

‘RETURN THE AUTONOMY OF UNDERGRADUATES’ -BULLSHIT.

Undergraduates are given the very best- freedom of speech, freedom to study, freedom to make friends and to socialize, freedom to debate… That’s what you call as ‘No Autonomy’? Bullshit.

‘UNDERGRADUATES ARE NOT STUPID’ -TRUE BUT THEY DO APPEAR STUPID.

WHY?

Demonstrations, and anything alike are the WORST ways to resolve a problem. Dear Undergrads, do you know ‘win-win’? Think of a solution benefiting both parties in a problem. The Government is not your servant. They are the one that enforces the law so that we are doing the right thing. I think your parents taught you about manners, right? What’s our 4th AND 5th Rukun Negara? Oh, yes, I shouldn’t have to mention it- they are clever enough. Maybe they forgot, yeah, I understand… so let’s revise back

KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN (BELIEF IN GOD)

KESETIAAN KEPADA RAJA DAN NEGARA (LOYALTY TO THE KING AND THE COUNTRY)

KELUHURAN PERLEMBAGAAN (THE SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION)

KEDAULATAN UNDANG-UNDANG (THE RULE OF LAW) 

KESOPANAN DAN KESUSILAAN (DECENCY AND MORALITY)

Demonstrations (I mean, mass, destructive demonstrations) like Bersih 2.0 violates The Rule of Law and also Morality and Decency.

What do we get from such demonstrations?

NOTHING BUT DESTRUCTION.

On the 23rd December after the Friday Prayers, there should be a demonstration in UM regarding the poor Wi-Fi services in UM.

But what made me shocked is that there was no demonstrators at all. Policemen were aligned in front of the mosque, and the Penggerak Mahasiswa clan hung some banners saying ‘Stop Demonstration In Campus!’. Journalists were waiting then. But, no demonstrations. Why? All the resolutions in the referendum- to ask the Students Affairs Department to return and abolish Wi-Fi fees and to upgrade Wi-Fi services- is already been discussed and yes, it’s over.

I wonder how hard it is for the Members of the Undergraduate Representative Committees especially the Pro-Mahasiswa to spend 3 hours to sit with the Student Affairs Division of UM and talk about it? No demonstrations needed. Just hand in the memorandum or do an on-paper  referendum and hand in the results!

And I wonder, for what the course of GTEE 1113 Technical Writing is taught in UM? Do you ever think about those simple things, Pro-Mahasiswas and the representatives? Why can’t you just use what you’ve learned and present it in more professional way? I will respect Pro-Mahasiswas and other representatives if you do that. From that you will show a very good example of an undergraduate- applying good things which you’ve learned- and that’s what Pro-Mahasiswa should be!

Do you need a demonstration?

KEEP UM AND OTHER UNIVERSITIES OUT OF THOSE BULL**** POLITICS!

For undergraduates, you are a grown-up. Don’t think that a problem can only resolved in one way. Think of a softer, kinder but more radical solution.

Next Post: MISINTERPRETATION Part 2- we will talk about students and business.

P.S: Thank you DS Najib Tun Razak for visiting UM just now. And thanks for pinching my belly 😀

143 >.<

Prince Righty I

Kau Tek Kacak??? (You think you’re good enough?)   4 comments

Hi everyone! =)

Today, I don’t feel that good, so I decide to publish an article posted in The Borneo Post, about the popular, sharp-tongued, fast-talking phenomenon named ‘Kak Lehot’. I’m a big fan of her, and I ever posted an issue in her Facebook page. Let’s read this article together.

Reality bites with Kak Lehot

A LOCAL radio station has unleashed a sharp-tongued, quick-talking phenomenon known as Kak Lehot.

Sarawakians who tune in to this particular station will attest to the hilarity, yet very real everyday issues brought up by Kak Lehot over the airwaves through a daily segment called ‘Zon Inggar bersama Kak Lehot’.

For those who do not really understand Bahasa Sarawak, ‘inggar’ basically means ‘menyampah’ in Bahasa Malaysia, and in English, it refers to things that just drive you nuts or up the wall.

Those who have never listened to Kak Lehot’s segment really should. Be warned though, that the segment is entirely in our local Bahasa Sarawak.

Even those of us who think we speak and understand Bahasa Sarawak may have a little trouble following her, as she uses ‘bahasa lama’ with words that are seldom heard these days.

The oomph factor that gets people listening and wanting more from Kak Lehot is how she ‘ngerepak’ (nags and complains) about little things that get to us everyday and eventually offers some words of wisdom in a very ‘Mak Nenek’ (grandmotherly) manner.

The humorous, but cynical way in which she approaches these issues, her unscripted and scolding words literally makes one roll over with laughter.

And yet, it gets us thinking about the reality of human behaviour and idiosyncrasies that we experience daily.

One may even accuse her of being bitchy, but really, one has to have an open mind towards criticism to appreciate the messages that Kak Lehot is trying to convey to the public.

Among the topics that Kak Lehot has given a piece of her mind on over the airwaves are abuse cases, speed demons on the road, those irritating moviegoers, lepak culture, smokers, minah rempit (yes, the female version of mat rempit), snobbishness (Lehot calls these group of people snobby) and the power hungry.

Even those who indulge in karaoke have not escaped Kak Lehot’s sharp tongue.

The Eye especially enjoyed her segments on office politics (about those who go around trying to butter up their bosses) and pengilan or wedding receptions (where guests, ladies namely, try to out-dress and out-accessorise one another).

As for her segment on the power hungry, she hit the nail on the head when she pointed out that there are those who want to head every committee available – despite not having the brains, dedication and actual leadership skills – just for the sake of ‘glamour’ and the feeling of being in power.

But just who is Kak Lehot, really? At this point, she is a faceless character with a distinct voice over the airwaves who brings us daily doses of hard hitting reality in the mornings.

Over the Internet, she is represented by a somewhat ugly caricature that somehow looks like a bespectacled dude in a red dress with his hair up in a bun. It makes one wonder if Lehot in actual fact is a dude, and not a lady.

But the little mystery adds to the appeal of Kak Lehot and her segments.

Her catchy tag-line ‘kau tek kacak?’ (loosely translated – you think you’re so good?) has become a household phrase among many locals.

But do not attempt to use it if you just can’t speak Bahasa Sarawak.

There is a particular way of saying it – the intonation has to be just right for it to bear its meaning or to get across to the person it’s meant for.

So if you’ve missed her on the airwaves, not to worry, Kak Lehot is everywhere these days and you can catch up with her words of wisdom on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/07/10/reality-bites-with-kak-lehot/#ixzz1fd1xHB4e

Here’s a sample of Kak Lehot’s Zon Inggar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANl4jT_B-_4

Until now, there are more then 130 episodes of Zon Inggar aired, every Monday to Friday, at 730 am.

That’s all, folks!

143 >.<

PRINCE RIGHTY I 🙂

Posted December 5, 2011 by princerighty1 in FRIENDS