Prime Monitor is Desiderata's hobby when he takes a break in his own writes and offers this platform to dear EsteemedReaders a chance to be my Guest-Conversationists on Prime Time. It's actually a li'l trick I learnt from my schooldays sirfool MARK TWAIN. One of his "children" Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn one day was asked by his dad, or mum, I foregt and it doesn't really matter, to do his share of housework -- PAINTING THE FENCE that surrounded their humble abode by the Mississippi? I'm spinnig here, so if I get some "facts" wrong, Desi's only defence is using PL. If you don;t know PL is, don't ask, cos Ignorance is Bliss. Like Desi downing AtHenolol for several decades until a nu'e reader (THeels, art thou within prescription medsin reach?) said: "Desi, you've been taking medsin with an extra Hydrogen atom present -- may take you on a faster course to meet your Seven Friends in Blue H'aven."
So back to Tom or Huck, he took out the paints and brushes, walked into the outdoor where the air was breezy and the sun was -- watelse! -- sunny. "SAuch a godly day to be wasted on this chore!" he mumbled, and started paintng with reluctant strokes.
Then Tom?Huck spied some neighbourhood children approaching.
"Hey, guys -- whow would you like to indulge in a new hobby? Paint our fence -- for one penny an hour!"
"Wow, yes, what fun to occupy our time! Only one pence." (I hope Iive this currency right. Did the blardy Americanoes use Ringgit&Sen during its emancipation by Malayans, ah?)
Before the sun set that evening, some dozen neighbourhood children were finishing/furnishing the painting of the fence in zig-zag patterns, what a wonderfool mix of strokes, for different blokes. And Tom/Huck was quite rich by night fall with two pounds and sixpence each for their loot. Did I say each?
Wow, I think either Tom joined Huck -- or Huck joined Tom -- in the free enterprise.
No wonder Germany named its currency after their father. And in twAin two!:):)
PMi: from theSun frontpage
Bumis own 36.6%
of listed companies
KUALA LUMPUR: Bumiputra
equity ownership of 912
companies listed on the main
and second boards of Bursa
Saham Malaysia (BSM) stood at
36.6% and valued at RM78.4
billion as at Dec 31 last year.
PMii: from TheStar frontpage
KLANG: The enforcement divisions of at
least two government agencies have
started probing the fnancial and busi-
ness affairs of embattled Port Klang
state assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Md
PMiii: from The NST frontpage
Top political analyst arrested! Explosive end to affair that turned sour
An affair gone sour. A woman spurned. Blackmail. Murder...
Prominent think-tank head and three police personnel likely to be charged today. Full Story
Trail of intrigue that led to woman’s murder
KUALA LUMPUR: Private investigators, a penchant for life in the fast lane and blackmail... these are among startling disclosures police are uncovering as they dig deeper into the alleged abduction and murder of Attantuya Shariibu @ Aminah.
DESI: And go play detective and report back to Desi at Comments! W'ile I rest my case and butt.
DESI: Tom, Where art thou?
Tom: I'm at the Cabin.
DESI: Huck, Where art thou?
Huck: I'm hugging Nicole and Mimi.
DESI: Mark, where art thou?
Twain: I'm hangin' on at the Forex fighting off
some Gorrge Soros and one Bank Negara Malaysia Tan Si.
PS: UPDATEd @8.38PM:
So at prime time, these on-the-beat hounds have this to report:
Latest info from Channelnewsasia, the political analyst in custody is Abdul Razak.
"Abdul Razak is the executive director of the Malaysian Strategic Research Centre, a leading private think-tank in Malaysia, and provides regular commentary on the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO)." (Channelnewsasia)
Once again our research centre and ruling party made it to the headlines, the wrong way.
DESI: O2dep: You can tell from such"high profile" cases there has been a long "delaY' between the initial reports of the "missing person" case first reported, and the current development when the body was found blasted and cold.
Yes, NegaraKu will continue to make the international spotnight for the WRONG REASIOONS, because some specimens after years of self-gratification and government-aided sens of being a privileged class, they think they CAN ACT ABOVE THE LAW. YES, often they can until a dead foreign body shows up as that body of evidence.
Now O2, get you get Desi an extra large bottle of Oxygen; like you I'm surely deprived, wanna puke!
And tonight, please say an ISA...for Desi, willya-ah!
Anak Merdeka said...
The news about the poor Mongolian lady sent chills down my spine. It makes me wonder at what price some members of our police force can be bought to carry out a private citizen's dirty job.
DESI: mGf -- It's the corruption, dear friend.
I once thought in Malaysia, we were A Lucky Country -- like Australia.
NOw we are indeed Cowboi County -- was it a neighbourly leader who observed that just years back. NO? Then maybe they can label me a SingAlong operative!
AM: This PM< please remeber to whisper:
A: men for me, O2dep and all our Blogger visitors and friends;
THat the good Lord watch over awe of us, God-fearing lambs. Or is it cubs?
At this stage, when I read news like this, I am ashamed of our country.
Even BBC correspondent Jonathan Kent has a tinge of sarcasm in this report saying "Malaysia's police chief has promised there will be no cover ups in this case"
As the kiwis would put it.
It makes you wonder what the hell is going on
Desi: teh tarik for thee :) *cheers*
Sabrina, hope you read johnleemk's piece on FLEEING .......
It echoes many Y&A (including yours) voices.
Frankly, I remember your expression that 'Ours Is a Hopeless Case', and I don't fault thee.
Basically, as a writer I try so very hard like Mark Twain tauight me, to see the Trees of Optimism among the Woods of Darkness. Even a glimmer of light still giveth some lingering Hope
It's like that Emily's Faether that sings in flight?
PS: Hope to ketchUP end-December, bring thy wits back with thee.
I'll taupa Furong Siew Pau with some Sat-tyre!:)
Hope some TwistedHeels from London can make it through the Malaysian troubled waters.