Friday, January 14, 2011

to my dear friend.

{ we've lost contact for nearly five years, and finally i met her this week, and then she's gone again.}

cinta memang sesuatu yang indah.
bila jumpa orang yang kita suka
dan orang tu suka balik
rasa macam semua dugaan tu senang
masalah dikongsi bersama
melakar masa depan berdua
hidup lebih ceria.
dan juga cinta ni menyusahkan.
bila masalah datang
hati rasa berat
kepala pening
tak sedap hati
tak tenteram
rasa nak menangis
nak menjerit
semua datang serentak.
dan semuanya kerana seseorang yang kita sayangi
walaupun bertahun berlalu
tapi masih add memori manis yang boleh dikenang
lalu air mata bergenang.
hidup rasa kosong dan murung
nak lari dari masalah
kita keje sampai lewat malam
hati pedih derita kita seorang saja yang rasa
hinggalah muncul seorang lagi dalam hidup
dan semua ni bermula semua.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

the sad things

{this article was first written on my facebook notes right before the new year, and it went up on Malaysian Insider on the 4th of January, 2011(http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/breakingviews/article/the-sad-things-fuad-hafis/), and i received great responses and a LOT of recommendations.and now to make it a full circle, this very article of mine, my very first politic-related article, enters my blog. enjoy}

I wonder what’s wrong with Malaysian politics nowadays.

Politicians from both sides, especially of the Pakatan Rakyat, claims and argues on pretty much petty things, such as 1 Malaysia and One Israel, the 1 Malaysia logo on billboard ads in Selangor, the APCO, racism issue between Utusan and Guan Eng, and most recently PAS Selising’s Drs Saipul Bahrin Mohamad who challenged UMNO to show evidence that he was caught for adultery on a train.

What is wrong with these people? Why do they need to argue on little matters that have no impact on the development of the country? Or our safety for that matter? They are so occupied with attacking their counterparts that they most of the times ignore common people, like us, that they should be working for.

Instead of arguing on 1 Malaysia concept, wherever it came from, let’s focus on transportation issue. Our bus drivers suck really bad. 61 bus passengers died since October. The funny thing is, only AFTER the recent incident in Cameron Highlands that the authorities have decided that they will set up an independent investigation body to find out the reason. Should it actually be done way back in October, at least?

As if there is a special quota they need to reach before deciding on this matter.

In fact, there’s a joke that the percentage of deaths relating to buses are way 1000 per cent higher than that of an airplane. Also, when we talk about transportation, it always reminds me of the taxis. You know the ones with the sticker on the rear doors that says “no haggling” BUT the drivers mostly will never accept the passengers except when the passengers agree to a fare mentioned by the drivers.

Awful lot, indeed. And JPJ never took action about that, let alone strict enforcements. And the politicians don’t even bother about it.

Not to mention the always-late-on-arrival KTM commuter service, which I bet Airasia has a better reputation.

Instead of arguing about creating an Islamic state, they should work together with the government on something that contributes to better economy, such as help maintaining food prices affordable for us. Most Malaysians earn less than RM1500. I should add further that the government or the opposition should take this opportunity to work with MTUC to propose the implementation of minimum wage policy. But they don’t. They’d prefer to talk about the next by-elections.

Speaking of elections, while the university and college students are not allowed to participate in politics regardless of their age, 11 years old can get married in Malaysia. Is this a joke? Come on. Does it make sense that the little girl, who’s not taken UPSR yet, is given the right to enter into an agreement that will change her life completely, while the university and college students with brains that are supposed to create a better future, can’t take part in politics!

As for child marriage, what’s the purpose of labelling movies with 18SX or 18PL, then? Aren’t we supposed to protect kids from paedophiles?

Can’t our politician make some policies for this? As for the students, aren’t we supposed to prepare them for leading us in the future, because if so, why don’t let them start early? No wonder these students are not interested with politics in Malaysia, because the politics didn’t care about them.

Instead of igniting and reigniting the issue of racism, they should focus instead on making sure we Malaysians can get to sleep at night, soundly, without worry of waking up tomorrow for another day. On Dec 22nd, a fresh mart owner was shot dead in his car by a motorcycle pillion rider in Jalan USJ 1/1, Subang Jaya. Another in Kuantan on the 23rd December, a contractor was found dead with slash wounds on his neck at his house in Lorong Sekilau, while in Ipoh, a sundry shop owner was killed after he was stabbed in the chest in a tussle with robber. These happen every other day. So why can’t the politicians focus on reducing crime instead? Prove to us that they are as useful as we thought. (yes, thought, we no longer think they can). Oh we can still rely on the police! Oh wait, don’t! They’ll shoot us!

I’ve just graduated, and frankly, I’m not interested with our local politics scene. Tell me why I should, because when I wake up in the morning, it’s always the same. Because maybe the saying is true: Politicians and diapers have one thing in common – they need to be changed regularly... and for the same reason, at that.