Happy New Year (a poem)


by Allan CF Goh

Farewell to Two-O-One-One;
Let us count our blessings and wants,
As we sing the “Old Lang Syne”,
To this full year’s departing sign.
Firstly, thanks to have survived;
Our future needs to be revived.
We have maintained our good health,
And have not squandered all our wealth.
We still have our wits around;
Our family safely surround;
Our blessed friends remain good friends,
Despite any contrary trends.

Welcome to Two-O-One-Two!
May it bring you good tidings, too.
Let last year’s unpleasantness
Be replaced with joyful goodness.
The birth of this brand new year,
Heralds the coming of things dear
To you and your family,
Living in perfect harmony!
May your wishes come to past,
To bless your days with this year’s pass.
My humble prayer, this is:
May it happen with actual ease!

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  1. #1 by undertaker888 on Saturday, 31 December 2011 - 10:26 pm

    Happy new year
    It is surely a year full of joy and tears
    Tears bcos we are still under the claws of evil umno and bn
    Joy bcos this new year may their reign come to an end.

    It ia a year full of tragedies
    From church burnings, cows, condos and sodomies
    All perpetuated by the likes of Ibrahim Alis and govt agencies
    Surely the rakyat must wake up to wrest back our dignities.

    Come!! Come out in droves during election days
    To show umno and bn we are sick of their plays
    Mark “X” on the ballots for PAS, PKR and DAP
    For a change to this corrupted umno and bn is what we all need.

  2. #2 by monsterball on Saturday, 31 December 2011 - 11:57 pm

    Happy Happy New Year to all Malaysians.
    Keep smiling…and let no dirty politicians make you frighten or angry.
    Malaysia is heading towards a new chapter…real freedom under a new government.
    Young voters must show the power of their votes are real.
    Malaysians decide….not politicians which UMNO b keep doing it.
    They are arrogant and crooked politicians….all of them.
    Believe it.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 12:25 am

    As we move forward 2 2012, we MUST NOT FORGET dat there r still many UNSETTLED issues fr 2009, 2010, n 2011
    B prepared 4 MORE issues n problems fr racist n corrupt UmnoB n Perkosa

  4. #4 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 8:19 am

    It looks like NY is going to start with a bang for PR with real potential of Najib cabinet reshuffle and with it delay GE. A good omen for sure showing momentum is on PR side.

    A delay in GE will work for PR as PR as when Anwar goes to jail, PR can sell Anwar as the Malay’s Nelson Mandela. UMNO/BN is not only reeling, they just knocked down UMNO/BN. Now they have to deliver the Knock-Out. There is no point system, there is no TKO. There is only Knock-Out in a bout with UMNO/BN.

    Happy New Year

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 8:37 am

  6. #6 by yhsiew on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 8:37 am

    “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Einstein

  7. #7 by k1980 on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 8:41 am

    The Times They Are A-Changin’

    Come gather ’round people
    Wherever you roam
    And admit that the waters
    Around you have grown
    And accept it that soon
    You’ll be drenched to the bone
    If your time to you is worth savin’
    Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
    For the times they are a-changin’

    Come writers and critics
    Who prophesize with your pen
    And keep your eyes wide
    The chance won’t come again
    And don’t speak too soon
    For the wheel’s still in spin
    And there’s no tellin’ who that it’s namin’
    For the loser now will be later to win
    For the times they are a-changin’

    Come senators, congressmen
    Please heed the call
    Don’t stand in the doorway
    Don’t block up the hall
    For he that gets hurt
    Will be he who has stalled
    There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’
    It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls
    For the times they are a-changin’

    Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    And don’t criticize
    What you can’t understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is rapidly agin’
    Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand
    For the times they are a-changin’

    The line it is drawn
    The curse it is cast
    The slow one now
    Will later be fast
    As the present now
    Will later be past
    The order is rapidly fadin’
    And the first one now will later be last
    For the times they are a-changin’

  8. #8 by k1980 on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 8:51 am

    http://malaysiakini.com/news/185322

    So now umno is trying to divert attention from Shahrizat and her family, and to make her husband appear a victim so that the rakyat might sympathise with him. Remember Hitler burning the Reichstag so that the communists could take the blame?

  9. #9 by monsterball on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 9:57 am

    It’s the year that DAP has a mission to have hornbills strapped with rockets to free the whole of Sarawak.

  10. #10 by boh-liao on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 10:01 am

    So, WHO or WHICH GRP left a bag with severed pig heads near a mosque in Johor?

    WHO or WHICH GRP stands 2 gain fr racial or religious outbreak?

    We need an ORACLE like Heidi, Paul, Knut

  11. #11 by boh-liao on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 10:34 am

    An exMCA Youth leader exposed: 马华许多党员心中其实充满不满情绪,惟垂涎马华逾1万个官位,而选择留下
    Wonder if a similar situation occurs in PR – PR kaki eyeing n fighting 4 appointments n positions (gravy trains) in PR-controlled states

  12. #12 by monsterball on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 12:11 pm

    We know Malaysians are smarter than before and the first time young voters are the smartest of the lot…read and learn fast….who is who in politics.
    Do you think smart Malaysians will throw pigs heads into a mosque compound?
    It is like asking for trouble.
    Who is asking for trouble?…BN or PR politicians?
    Who is asking for trouble…supporters of UMNO b party or supporters of PR parties.
    Why no comments from PM or Mahathir who claims to be non racists and fair to all.
    The prelude to the ushering in year 2012 seems to be creating race and religion clashes….and as usual…the art is to blame others to make Malaysians believe the crooks and hypocrites…which Mahathir is very good at.
    Najib…is crude and straightforward …love dirty politics but always exposes his flip flopping…making a fool of himself.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  13. #13 by monsterball on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 12:19 pm

    1969 racial tensions was easy to create.
    Malays were backwards and just moving into city life….feeling strange and insecured.
    They need real government help.
    Govt did help…as well as use them to achieve their political goals..successfully.
    The repeat performance …now trying ….since Najib took over…all failed.
    Pig heads are used again.
    Does Najib want to see Malaysians fight each other to death …to achieve his political goals?
    Only desperate politicians want that like Marcos from Philippines.
    Is Najib trying to be a dictator…….like Mahathir?

  14. #14 by monsterball on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 12:36 pm

    Like “Star Wars” movie…who is with the Dark Side and who is with the Force….go and conclude.
    One side using robots and the other side…all humans…except two harmless robots…to show the Dark Side….the Force can do the same.
    Sadam Hussein was a Dictator…George Bush wants o be Emperor of the Universe.
    Who is more evil?
    Yes….Malaysians must read..watch documentaries…talking about evil and good…and understand more….and know UMNO b intends to control all Malaysians to be subjects to all the little Napoleons they have become.
    No turning back..from them.
    It’s acting…fooling…bluffing…instigating…provoking….twisting….turning…non stop to keep fooling Malaysians and create fear…hoping the weak minds will submit to their wishes.
    They have no choices at all.
    It’s that or loose more votes and face corruption and murder charges….with tons of proofs which they cannot run away from a new government for justice based on laws and not corrupted laws that these crooks have used their power to become and force others to perform according to their wishes…making a mockery of universal laws.

  15. #15 by monsterball on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 1:23 pm

    In Mahathir’s 22 years as PM…he could easily follow through and unite all Malaysians and Malaysia would have become a force to be reckoned with by world leaders.
    No he chose to divide and rule and use money as power t but loyalties and votes.
    To do that…he must make sure Malays stay backwards with his race and religion politics….establishing himself..the Malay Savior and UMNO b the party to protect Malays at all cost.
    He is the biggest con man …dirtiest politician in Malaysia and so successful was e…he could steal RM100 billion with no fear ..making a mocker of Laws & Orders that only the well educated can understand.
    He fooled all less educated Malaysians…particularly the Malays…effortlessly…for he made sure there is no Oppositions that is strong enough to open the eyes and minds of Malays.,,,by putting Anwar into jail.
    Corruptions and double standards practiced openly by all and during his time as PM…talk too much…..all will be arrested.
    Released of Anwar ..he ran like hell…smart enough to know…his UMNO B party days are numbered.
    Anwar’s many road shows all over the country….open millions of Malaysians eyes and give courage to all to stand tall against the axis of evils…Mahathir and UMNO b law makers.
    The 12th GE..was the sign of change to come.
    It would have been a change of government full filled…had phantoms votes were checked and exposed like now.

  16. #16 by monsterball on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 1:30 pm

    Now 13th GE….not so easy to cheat for they know vast majority Malaysians want change of Government…and no way they can win at all.
    Depending on phantom votes…and cheat to be elected….Najib and his crooks knows what’s coming for them.
    Election Commissioner knows it is deadly to fool voters nowadays.
    And so….pig heads are used…to create religious fanatics to kill and burn.
    Kill what..burn what…or who…no one knows…..but Malaysians are not fools.
    2012…Najib needs Emergency Rule badly….period.

  17. #17 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 1:51 pm

    What a heck of a start to 2012: Police beat peaceful student protestors staging a sit-in on UPSI campus!

    Hello, polis, ingat kamu samseng ke?

  18. #18 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 1:55 pm

    Hello, Min of Defence, Zahid, public law 101: nothing is above Parliament. So if Parliament or MPs want to question defence buys, they can & they should.

    Zahid, u know how UMNO politicians can give defence contracts to kacang putih sellers and collect commissions.

    Just like Mahathir gives Perwaja to Eric Chia so that government can bail out ad infinitum…. and UMNO cronies are the lapdogslah.

  19. #19 by boh-liao on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 6:34 pm

    Is RPK d NEW ORACLE? He has SPOKEN – visit MT

  20. #20 by Comrade on Sunday, 1 January 2012 - 8:57 pm

    One year older, one year wiser
    A Happy New Year to everyone
    May more know what must be done
    PR must not be made the loser
    Corrupt Umno/BN is the party to go
    Launch Bersih 3 if demands not met fully
    To ensure election is conducted fairly
    Lets vote ABU, Anything But Umno

  21. #21 by k1980 on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 1:10 am

  22. #22 by boh-liao on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 1:43 am

    Looks like polis here do NO WRONG 1, no use force on univ students, sayang students 1
    Students careless what, sustained injuries fr a fall n stampede mah
    All blue black parts SELF INFLICTED 1 lah, NO HEARD of self-punched black eyes meh?
    Don’t forget too self-strangulation in 1M’sia

  23. #23 by k1980 on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 6:15 am

    //no use force on univ students//

    Like TBH, the students were ‘forced’ to inflict injuries upon themselves. And like the 3 macc monkeys, no need to suspend the police officers involved in ‘forcing’ the students to wallop themselves

  24. #24 by HJ Angus on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 10:13 am

    Happy 2012 to LKS and contributors to this blog.
    We may have differing opinions but let’s all strive to make our nation a better place.
    Please register to vote and also volunteer as a polling/counting agent to ensure your vote is not lost via cheating at the polls.

  25. #25 by Jeffrey on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 11:33 am

    ///Is RPK d NEW ORACLE? He has SPOKEN – visit MT/// #19 boh-liao The MalaysianInsider continued in report of January 02, 2012- “He deflected the attacks by asking them back “The more important issue is which category are you in ” “Are you amongst the less than 4 million Malaysians who voted opposition in the last general election in 2008 or are you amongst the more than 11 million eligible voters who did not vote opposition did not vote at all or did not even register to vote “If you are in the first category then I value your comments If you are in the second then your comments are of no importance ” he said.

  26. #26 by Jeffrey on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 11:39 am

    What a load of rubbish! The more important issue is really which category are you in-Are you amongst Malaysians who value and tell truth for its sake or bend it for expedience and personal benefit? If you are in the first category then I value your comments. If you are in the second then your comments are of no importance! Don’t distort the issue.

  27. #27 by Godfather on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 11:43 am

    RPK may not be endorsing Anwar for PM, but he is certainly NOT endorsing Najib or Muhyiddin either. Someone should ask RPK if he still believes in Balasubramaniam’s first SD on the Altantuya case.

  28. #28 by Jeffrey on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 11:56 am

    The year 2011 may come and go but time is continuum and 2011 or 2012 is an artificial marker, with each heralding expressions of hope of better things to come but have things changed? The problem here is mindset where everything is made competitive but a system that for 50 years pitch Malaysians against their own countrymen based on race, religion, haves and haves not. Such a system is iniquitous and I blame it because it promotes competition based on sum zero equation and such competition is the main driver for cheating hypocrisy and taking advantage. In such a milieu the old axiom “honesty or integrity is best policy gives way to cheating pays. The feeling is if there is no level playing field then I have either to emigrate (since I can’t beat the system) or if I stay I have to offset the advantages enjoyed by others with money, right skin colour or creed or political affiliation by cheating or trading positions by monetary inducements, whether in politics business or even social/private relations. Najib knows what’s he doing by giving financial benefits to school children, civil servants etc in preparation of the GE! Unless liberty, live and let live, integrity and truth lie in the hearts of greater number of Malaysians – instead of expedience or personal financial well being over other considerations – no change in year, constitution, law, or even government will take us out of our fast descent to the abyss.

  29. #29 by Jeffrey on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 11:58 am

    Correction of typo in 3rd sentence of preceding post – ” in where everything is made competitive ‘BY’ (not ‘but’) a system…”

  30. #30 by Jeffrey on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 12:21 pm

    Anwar is also not my favourite but so what, what has that got to do with anything? Don’t tell me RPK does not know Anwar all these years! In his posting on14 April 2011 in MT, RPK has already said that he merely repeated allegations – TV3 even reported that his SD of June 18th 2008 was based on information from other sources – and RPK further identified the so called other sources ie Ku Li’s aide and PKR strategy director describing meeting as having objective to engineer Ku Li into Najib’s seat! The whole revelation implicates and is intended to implicate PM’s rivals and dilute the effects of whatever he had said in the beginning. In the first place, if he had known all these conspiracies, why should he so irresponsibly stir up the Altantuya issue in public which after a certain time he so generously disclose to the public the conspiracy? What didn’t he put the caveat in the beginning? To me its all spin and counter spin than any responsible loyalty to what is true.

  31. #31 by monsterball on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Raja Petra can sure twist and turn as good as Mahathir.
    He talks with a touch of arrogance….as if he has s much influence over voters.
    Most are reading his comments…like a story teller..all fictions and for fun.
    Cobra and Viper are dangerous snakes.
    Mahathir and Raja Petra are like so…but thank God..toothless…harmless clowns they are.

  32. #32 by monsterball on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 1:27 pm

    He mocks “Arm Chair Critics” as if he is not one.
    What a jerk he is.

  33. #33 by monsterball on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 1:34 pm

    Check out the old Raja Petra and the present one.
    Check out old Professor Chandra and the new one.
    Both are the same….totally changed.

  34. #34 by HJ Angus on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 1:39 pm

    that what the authorities like the SB are good at…….”turning over”.

  35. #35 by monsterball on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 1:41 pm

    But Raja is much smarter than Chandra.
    Raja knows how to write with double meaning…confusing voters.
    His weakness is he can be bought by anyone.
    Chandra can be bought too…but stay bought by one..contented.
    Why so?
    Chandra can easily earn a living….having a cozy life..teaching in any University.
    Raja Petra got a big mouth to sell or for rent.

  36. #36 by monsterball on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 1:57 pm

    Raja has a sidekick…..Haris Ibrahim…sooo quiet.
    Yet…he was so vocal promoting “Third Force” …trying hard to force PR to accept few of their so call chosen ones…as 13th GE candidates.
    PR ignored the suggestions.
    So does BN too.
    It is like Zaid Ibrahim…self proclaimed Freedom Fighter….but fight for own glory and benefits.
    He was propelled to limelight…resigning as Law Minister from UMNO b …joining keDAILan.
    Things developed not to his liking…out come the real Zaid Ibrahim…and what is he now?….a nobody.
    Raja Petra was somebody became a nobody…out of his too smart and arrogant character.

  37. #37 by monsterball on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 1:59 pm

    A Bugis fighting cock he is…fighting all fronts….making a fool of himself.

  38. #38 by Loh on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 7:34 pm

    RPK said that people in UK or Australia may accept gay as Prime Minister but Malaysians would not. RPK said that Anwar might be gay. RPK said that Anwar is not the only person who could replace UMNO PM. RPK said that Anwar had a fair trial (that is a mater of opinion, and he is entitled to one). Anwar said that he was 90% sure that the person in the Dato Trio video was Anwar. RPK said that one of the Trio was knowm to Anwar and he offered proof. RPK said that Anwar had gone for 60 overseas trip in three years, instead of spending time helping Selangor as economic adviser he appointed himself to be.

    RPK considered that it was a forgone conclusion that Anwar would be found guilty on 9 January 2012, and Pakatan should look beyond Anwar. Pakatan had to face the possibility that Anwar might not be available to lead; that is a fact of life.

    What RPK said was his opinion, and if he has such a great influence, then that is his capability. He is not like Mamakthir brainwashing Malays to be racists.

    I respect RPK’s right to say what he had said. It is for the people to decide whom they should vote.

  39. #39 by cemerlang on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 7:58 pm

    Darth Vader is the father of Luke Skywalker. The Mayan calendar says 2012 is the end of

  40. #40 by monsterball on Monday, 2 January 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Now…..Haris Ibrahim resigned as President of the Malaysian Civil Liberties Movement…which he and Raja Petra formed.
    Why Haris takes so long to learn the character of Raja Petra when Malaysians can see him through and through months ago.
    He should stay as the lone freedom fighter.. he used to be.
    That was his trademark.

  41. #41 by Jeffrey on Tuesday, 3 January 2012 - 1:15 am

    “Central planning” and “top-down command” were what Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry or MITI and South Korea’s Economic Planning Board or EPB engaged in to work the Asian Miracle by combining government planning and intervention with and in support of markets. They picked winners from steel and electronics enterprises to spearhead industrialization. They also picked people they knew and trusted – what we would call cronies- to helm these enterprises. Mahathir’s Look East adopted MITI and EPU and also hand-picked “winners” but with different results: why?

  42. #42 by Jeffrey on Tuesday, 3 January 2012 - 1:15 am

    Sorry the above posting is for another earlier thread.

  43. #43 by Hardcore Malaysian on Tuesday, 3 January 2012 - 10:36 am

    Come One Come All,
    To Malaysian Hall,
    We need Overhaul,
    To Malaysian Law…

    Year 2012 will be all,
    An eminent change for all,
    To love Malaysia is your call,
    Hence your future will not be obscure….

    Pakatan Rakyat is for all,
    A fair govenance is sure,
    Prosperities is in stall,
    If you make the right decision lor!

    Happy New Year!

  44. #44 by Loh on Tuesday, 3 January 2012 - 9:57 pm

    If Anwar is found guilty and jailed, then Saiful, the person said to be involved in the same act with mutual consent should also be jailed. There is no law in the country which says that the person who informed the police first of a criminal act is free from prosecution, and yet the government is acting as if such a law existed. The whistle-blower Act was certainly not enacted to allow people who are involved in the same criminal activity absolved of prosecution. Or was it? If so then a law has been passed primarily for political purposes.

    The Sodomy II shows that Anwar is a going to be political prisoner jailed by a criminal charge and god knows whether the court had conducted a fair trial.

    The only proof the prosecutor could say was that Anwar’s sperms are found inside Saiful’s rectum. There were numerous ways that sperms of any person could get into Saiful’s rectum. The source of the sperms cannot be the proof of penetration; though the questions of why that sperms was made available should be of interest. But the law is not against the persons whose sperms went into Saiful’s rectum. Indeed, had there been penetration without leaving the sperms, the act alone would be against the law. The prosecution has not proved the act of penetration. Any doubt that exists should be for the benefit of the accused.
    Had the case been placed before the Syariah court it would have not merited a trial. The fact that Syariah court is denied the accused who as Muslim has the right to be heard before it, shows that the criminal case is politically motivated. It is persecution to prevent opponent to avail of the democratic system to change the government at PutraJaya. UMNO wins the battle, but it will lose the war.

    If the government claims that the people have the right to know the sexual orientation of political leaders, then it should stop at just that. The government should not use the law of a jail term to prevent people from contesting general elections. It is the right of Malaysians to choose whether they are bothered with the sexual orientation of the leader they want to elect. Sodomy one was despicable in removing opponent who presented imminent challenge, and Sodomy II shows that the present powers-that-be do not have the guts to allow the people a chance to choose a person they prefer to head a new government. Shameful isn’t it especially the dirty game is known around the world.

  45. #45 by Jeffrey on Wednesday, 4 January 2012 - 7:11 am

    ///If Anwar is found guilty and jailed, then Saiful, the person said to be involved in the same act with mutual consent should also be jailed There is no law in the country which says that the person who informed the police first of a criminal act is free from prosecution, and yet the government is acting as if such a law existed. /// – Loh

    In common law jurisdiction there is a tradition, and by law, such a thing called prosecutorial discretion where in extenuating circumstances serving public interest, and as a last resort, the State could keep an accomplice of an offence harmless and free from prosecution in quid pro quo exchange for his cooperation to testify and give convincing evidence against the other deemed in prosecutor’s judgment to be the principal actor of the offence of greater culpability, in relation to the witness regarded as significantly less culpable but whose evidence is considered absolutely necessary to secure the conviction of the one considered more guilty, without which public interest will not be served.

  46. #46 by Jeffrey on Wednesday, 4 January 2012 - 7:20 am

    Continuing: The selective prosecution suspected here is not so much between the active and the passive actors of the offence but more of the prosecution of the charge, suspected to be politically motivated, against someone who is an opposition leader, perceived a political threat, where (a) having regard to the lack of solid evidence connecting the accused to the charge except for witness/complainant’s story line under circumstances that the witness is not credible or otherwise inconsistent, prosecution that has no
    reasonable prospect, under normal and fair circumstances of securing conviction beyond reasonable doubt, is nevertheless proceeded upon; and (b) other than the one charged, no one else suspected/accused of same behaviour present or past has been similarly charged, except where it (sodomy) is as part and parcel of wider range of other criminal offences such as rape robbery etc committed at the same time. (One recalls that when it comes to others like the Petronas scholar, even if they marry someone else of same sex, the reaction and the route is via counsel and rehabilitation….) Again in common law jurisdiction political considerations are extraneous, and selective prosecution based on such considerations in deciding to level a charge is improper and mala fide.

  47. #47 by Loh on Wednesday, 4 January 2012 - 5:55 pm

    ///In common law jurisdiction there is a tradition, and by law, such a thing called prosecutorial discretion where in extenuating circumstances serving public interest, and as a last resort,….///–Jeffrey

    Thank you Jeffrey for the response. Obviously this sodomy II is not serving public interest, in the sense of trying to stop a bad practice. Besides the resources of the state are being utilized by one against the other when both are involved in the same criminal offence, to settle their personal scores such as through a blackmail, assuming the state has no interest on the matter. But the people who heads the government is happy to help one party against another, and in the worse case scenario, the powers-that-be might have orchestrated the whole event!

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