Archive for April 29th, 2007

An Indian boy on his first day at school in the US

May be we need light relief, and here goes:

An Indian boy on his first day at school in the US

    It was the first day of school and a new student named Chandrashekhar Subrahmanyam entered the fourth grade.

    The teacher said, “Let’s begin by reviewing some American History.

    Who said, “Give me Liberty , or give me Death”?

    She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrashekhar, who had his hand up: “Patrick Henry, 1775” he said.

    “Very good!” Who said, “Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?”

    Again, no response except from Chandrashekhar.” Abraham Lincoln, 1863″ said Chandrashekhar.

    The teacher snapped at the class, “Class, you should be ashamed.

    Chandrashekhar, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do!”

    She heard a loud whisper: “F**k the Indians,”

    “Who said that?” she demanded.

    Chandrashekhar put his hand up. “General Custer, 1862.”

    At that point, a student in the back said, “I’m gonna puke.” Read the rest of this entry »


Open Letter to Tawau MP – resign before May 17

I issued an Open Letter to the Barisan Nasional Member of Parliament for Tawau, Shim Paw Fatt, today asking him to resign before May 17 to position Tawau as the centre of state, national and international attention, end the decline of Tawau into an economic backwater and spur super-development with hundreds of millions of ringgit allocations that will be poured in by Barisan Nasional as demonstrated by Machap and Ijok by-elections.

In my Open Letter to Shim, I wanted him to know that my suggestion at a press conference at Sin Onn Market in Tawau yesterday that he resign as Tawau MP was no political game or “child’s play” but a deadly-serious proposal after serious consideration as to how to end the long-standing neglect of Tawau by the Barisan Nasional, whether at the state or federal level, transforming it from a stagnant economic backwater into a vibrant and dynamic growth centre for the region.

I told Shim that nothing in his political life could achieve greater results for the super-development of Tawau than to make a personal sacrifice by resigning as MP for Tawau before May 17, the deadline when any vacancy for a parliamentary seat would have to be filled by a by-election, causing a by-election to be held.

My Open Letter to Shim reads: Read the rest of this entry »