Chinese New Year

by Allan CF Goh

When the New Year eve comes to call,
When the Old Year has ended all,
Bringing home those close and dear,
It’s that joyful time called New Year.

When the first dawn of Spring appears,
May all our problems disappear,
Bringing home a blessed reunion,
For a family communion.

The swallows are back in their place,
The land has returned to its grace,
Bringing home cherished hope that looms,
Spring has brought forth the fresh new blooms.

The dawn, the morn of the New Year,
Must be made auspiciously clear,
Bringing home the dreams that come true,
And our wishes to fruition, too.

The year will spring good beginnings,
And banish all bad happenings,
Bringing home to us real, good health,
Together with abundant wealth.

  1. #1 by drngsc on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - 6:08 pm

    GONG XI FA CAI to all my Chinese brethren.
    Remember when you balik kampong, bring back for an important message from us.

    Vote for change. Your vote counts. Please Vote, and vote wisely.

    We must change the tenant at Putrajaya. GE 13 is coming soon. Please get all to register, and all to vote. First to GE 13, then to Putrajaya.

    Change we must. Change we can. Change we will.


  2. #2 by cintanegara on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - 6:11 pm

    Salam 1 Malaysia…Wishing all Malaysians a Happy Chinese New Yea..

  3. #3 by yhsiew on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - 7:02 pm

    Waiting for that blessed hope – Malaysia returns to spring (马来西亚回春).

  4. #4 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - 7:05 pm

    Mahathir: No malice in Ibrahim’s Bible-burning.

    Mahathri:No malice in Sabah illegal immigrants PROJECT M.

    Now, would you rather believe Mahathir or Anwar.

    Anwar. Then Vote Pakatan Rakyat GE 13.

  5. #5 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - 7:11 pm

    Mahathir, my dear:
    The question is not whom the illegal immigrants vote.

    Why did you have to give illegal immigrants IC.

    Why did you keep quiet about it for 20-30 years?

    Why only in SABAH then?

    Why the inelegant silence till now?

    Why the selective amnesia?

    Mahathir, my dear:

    The devil has beeen around much longer than you. AND WE KNOW the devil and his ways when we see one.

  6. #6 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - 7:13 pm

    Mahathir has just spoiled CNY celebrations for Malaysians.

    And he is making such inelegant apologetics!

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 6 February 2013 - 11:43 pm

    AhCheatKor veri busy learning 2 speako Mandarin fr his son n 2 ride horses (so dat can oppa with a famous Korean), mayb later also busy learning Mongolian fr Altantuya 1
    Where got time lah 2 consider d date of GE13?

  8. #8 by Loh on Thursday, 7 February 2013 - 3:22 am

    Mahathir’s words


    Feb6th 2013 Written by chedet

    ///1. In Australia it is reported that Anwar promised to engineer an Arab Spring in Malaysia.

    2. He will duplicate Cairo’s Tahrir Square in Kuala Lumpur and he will organise demonstrations involving hundreds of thousands of people in order to bring down the Government if he loses the election.

    3. He claims that the election victories of the BN in the past were due to cheating, and to dirty tactics. That is why he organised the “Bersih” demonstrations with a quarter of a million people. Bersih means Clean. The people he claims want to ensure Clean Elections. If they don’t get a clean election this time they will force a new election to be held through massive daily demonstration on a scale never seen in Malaysia before. The election would be deemed dirty if Anwar’s Pakatan loses.

    4. When Anwar was dismissed from his post as Deputy Prime Minister and then expelled from UMNO, he organised demonstrations every Saturday. Business in Kuala Lumpur came to a standstill as people avoided going into the city the whole of Saturday.

    5. If he organises huge demos everyday in Kuala Lumpur the disruption will not only affect businesses but it will deter investors and tourists from coming to Malaysia.

    6. Bersih organisers have shown that they are capable of holding simultaneous demos not only in Malaysian towns but in foreign countries as well.

    7. Malaysia has developed well because of its stability and peaceful environment. Anwar knows the damage he can cause Malaysia’s economy with his massive demonstrations. Malaysians may be persuaded to vote for his party in order to avoid suffering economically from the demonstrations.

    8. It would be a sad day indeed for Malaysia if this kind of threats are made to win elections.///–Mamakthir
    The change of government based on election results is ‘Arab Spring’ for Malaysia. Mamakthir can spread fear all he wants, but Malaysians are not fools though Malays have to tolerate the fact that their race has been contaminated with wanabes calling themselves Malay.

    ///9. Malaysia’s elections have been generally clean. This is evidenced by the fact that in every election the opposition won not only in many constituencies but had actually captured many states. In the 2008 Elections the Opposition actually won in five states one Federal Territory and prevented the BN from getting a two-thirds majority in Parliament.///–Mamakthir

    Mamakthir must have heard replies time and again that if the election had actually been clean, BN might have lost the federal government, not just a few states. The RCI in Sabah confirms what Malaysians have known for a long time that Mamakthir practiced citizenship-for-votes scheme. This tactic is even being practiced in Selangor and elsewhere. Mamakthir claimed that the ‘instant Malaysians’ were free to vote, and had a right to vote too. Mamakthir simply refused to recognize that it was treason he committed to have given away voting rights to people who were not Malaysians. He considers true Malaysians are fools not to expect that the ‘instant Malaysians’ had naturally chosen status quo for their citizenship status to remain, and that they had vote BN. Of course Mamakthir is making senseless arguments to divert attention that he was illegal PM appointed based on election he stole.

    ///10. In several instances the BN lost by less than 200 votes. Surely if the BN cheated it could have easily changed the results. But there has never been real evidence of the BN doing so.///–Mamakthir

    It is true that BN could have easily changed the results had they put in more votes from phantom voters. But they were surprised by their errors, and such errors are now justifications that BN was clean.

    ///11. The claim that the elections in Malaysia are not clean and the holding of Bersih demonstrations are obviously preparation for accusing the BN Government of dirty election should the opposition lose. Demonstrations to condemn the elected Government would then be justified. And with the kind of demonstrations seen in Arab countries the Opposition may be able to force a new election. Even if the BN Government refuses to hold new elections, the opposition can expect condemnation of the BN throughout the world.///–Mamakthir

    Bersih was right and the stand taken by Bersih is now confirmed by RCI in Sabah, that election in the country is not clean. Malaysians want a clean and fair election. Indeed BN has used race and religion to gain support of the divided population. Even then citizens said to enjoy preferential treatment now prefer accountability from elected representatives, and they want a change of government.

    ///12. Anwar’s warning of Arab Spring type of demonstrations in Malaysia must be taken seriously because he has in the past shown himself a master of this form of agitation.

    13. What is more dangerous is the disregard for police authority. Real attacks had been mounted against the police, just as we now see in Cairo.

    14. The police are now quite helpless. Not only have the ISA and the Public Order and Crime Prevention Ordinance (also known as the Emergency Ordinance) been abolished but police have been told not to use force against the demonstrators. This will be difficult as the demonstrators are capable of attacking and using force against the police. We saw this happen in previous demos.///–Mamakthir

    The Police congratulate themselves that there were no violence on 2012 January 12 demonstration when they did not use force. The Police is not helpless, but Mamakthir is since he cannot claim now that any democratic demonstration would end in riots. The Bersih rallies ended in chaos because the police might have been told to use force.

    ///15. Laws are no good unless enforced. When the police are not allowed to enforce laws, then a lawless society would be the result. The public will lose police protection and the consequences would be loss of security for the people. They may have to arm themselves or organise vigilantes. This will not be good for them or for the country. I speak from experience. During the period between the Japanese surrender and the return of the British, I joined a vigilante group. Fortunately nothing serious happened. I remember being afraid of having to act against law-breakers. I was quite useless.///–Mamakthir

    The police are free to perform their duties professionally, including the use of force, to keep citizens safe. They are tasked to ensure that peaceful demonstrations as allowed by law could be carried out without incident, and to prevent the use of force. The 2013 January 12 demonstration proved that the police had handled the situation professionally. It further proved that Malaysians want to have peaceful change of government through the ballot boxes and they want the election to be free and fair so that the results are acceptable to the voters.

    ///16. From his utterances it is quite obvious that Anwar would like to have an Arab Spring here in Malaysia. I am not an alarmist but I know Anwar’s capacity for disruptions. The moment I became Minister of Education 1974, he organised a student’s demonstration claiming that starvation had caused the death of a boy in Baling.

    17. After he joined the Government there was no serious demonstration for 16 years. Once he was out of the Government there were weekly demonstrations.///–Mamakthir

    Malaysians have been under BN rule just like some Arab countries. Arab Spring brought about a change of government. In Malaysia, Najib has yet to confirm that he would hand over the government when BN loses the general election. All Malaysians and Anwar included prefer to have a smooth handing over of government, even to BN when it wins. Mamakthir only spreads rumours that there might be a change of government Egypt-way. Why can’t Mamakthir say on behalf of Najib, as he does all the time as if he was UMNO President, that UMNO would surrender the position if BN loses. Pakatan Rakyat certainly respects election results and all it asks is that the Election Commission should clean the electoral rolls purging all those ‘instantMalaysians’.

    ///18. His obsession with becoming Prime Minister will drive him to create an “Arab Spring” so that his ambition would become a reality. To him, it does not matter if the country is destabilised and regresses economically as long as he gets to be Prime Minister.///–Mamakthir

    I hope Anwar will be the PM after GE 13, to make Mamakthir shit bricks, if nothing else.

  9. #9 by Sallang on Thursday, 7 February 2013 - 7:35 am

    So, dear Sabahan brothers and sisters, its another Chinese New Year,
    Let’s change for a new life.
    You were deprived of a better life.
    Being outnumbered by illegal immigrants.
    For over 20 years, you were made victims of a situation.
    The time has come to make that change.
    For our country, and future generations.
    Vote Pakatan Rakyat in this coming elections.

  10. #10 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Thursday, 7 February 2013 - 2:05 pm

    Good for CNY to preceed GE13.

    Jib did all of us a great favour by dawdling on an election date. As a result the pakatan has a lot more time than ever in the past to go round the country and to explain to the ppl their stand and their ideals.

    Take advantage of the coming CNY holidays to go home and elaborate to those folks at home the real devil that umno really is.

    — Happy Spring Festival —
    And may the new year bless malaysia with a new government and a brighter future.

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