I dreamt I struck a Huge lottery, so I bought a first class ticket to fly to Paris. I wanted to show SOLIDARIDAD with my fellow hournalists-satirists-cartoonist who died at the hands of B**tards that fateful morn whenn they stormed the office of Charlie Hebdo. The only one Malaysian satirst I had on my mind was Zunar, and there he was at the airport with a seat next to Desi's.
We took off. My heart was still bleeding so we did not engage in much conversation. Zunar drant some fresh orange; I drank some whiskey to forget my woes (last 365dies had been full of woes. dddD).
Just as we flew over the French capital, an annoucement came over the PA systrem -- we are turning back to where we started. I startled on hearing the words, I thought I was about to go back to that Blak Holde where I originated -- I just watched the story of Stephen Hawking last week -- you aRsEked whois that blighter? You dare???)
The plane lost direction and we plunged into the .....Ocean, I woke up, Zunar was no longer seated next to DEsi
Recently a Desi fan asked me WHY I had not been writing much. I answered that I am not thinking well nowadays, although I still exist. He sms-ed Desi: You think, therefore you are. I replied: Please quote where that came from, replacing "you" with "I"; I added that it's from my recalll from either of the following, all Greek, viz: Socrates, or Aristotle, or Plato. He claimed IGNORANCE, but it's OK, I was wrong on ALL 3 Counts -- on checking 5mins ago, it's from from Descartes:~~
From wikipedia, extracted here:
Cogito ergo sum
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaCogito ergo sum[a] (/ /, also //, //; Classical Latin: [ˈkoːɡitoː ˈɛrɡoː ˈsʊm], "I think, therefore I am", or better "I am thinking, therefore I exist") is a philosophical proposition by René Descartes. The simple meaning of the Latin phrase is that thinking about one’s existence proves—in and of itself—that an "I" exists to do the thinking; or, as Descartes explains, "[W]e cannot doubt of our existence while we doubt … ."
This proposition became a fundamental element of Western philosophy, as it was perceived to form a foundation for all knowledge. While other knowledge could be a figment of imagination, deception or mistake, the very act of doubting one's own existence arguably serves as proof of the reality of one's own existence, or at least of one's thought.
Descartes' original phrase, je pense, donc je suis (French pronunciation: [ʒə pɑ̃s dɔ̃k ʒə sɥi]), appeared in his Discourse on the Method (1637), which was written in French rather than Latin to reach a wider audience in his country than scholars. He used the Latin cogito ergo sum in the later Principles of Philosophy (1644).
The argument is popularly known in the English speaking world as "the cogito ergo sum argument" or, more briefly, as "the cogito".
I am today thinking aloud for the first time this year, still allowed to my Blogger sify now MP for Jelutong Jeff Ooi. I was thinking on reading about the "guilty" verdict of the two blighters for unfortunately being charged for muder of a Mopngolian beauty. But the Immjigration Department said there was NO RECORDS of any entry into Malaysia by a girl named Altantuya Shaaribuu. DIGRESSING ONE BYTE, CAN?(You Tanya Siapa, my friend asked. I jawab I tak tnaya siapa, itu Press/loyar burok punya tanya punya!)
So Playing Sherlock Holmes, Desi to prove he's still alive and kicking, thought aloud: How can Altantuya be murdered on Malaysian soil IF THE MALAYSIAN AUTHORITIES STATED A LADY BY THAT NAME NEVER DID ENTER MALYSIA?
Okay, back to quoting The Star report plus pix, stressing on what the IGP said, the court's decison and reporatge is old stuff, hence not wworth my repeating here. If you don't like reading from here, please get the here out of hell! --YES, 5-starred relevant extract the Star follows!:
We will track Sirul down, says IGP
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the police would track Sirul down following the arrest warrant issued against him by the court.
“We will use our resources in tracking him down. The law will be upheld without fear or favour,” he said yesterday.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Tajuddin Md Isa said his men would be deployed in the search for Sirul.
“We will leave no stone unturned. I trust that my counterparts in other states will do the same,” he said.
Quoting a source, Bernama reported that Sirul is believed to be in Australia and had “no money” to return to Malaysia.
However, according to the source, Sirul knew that the Federal Court would be delivering its judgment yesterday.
“He went abroad two months ago. (The guilty verdict) was not something that can be expected but it was necessary for Sirul Azhar to be overseas,” said the source.
In 2009, the High Court convicted Sirul and former chief inspector Azilah Hadri and sentenced them to death for the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu in 2006. The two were commandos in the police force’s Special Action Squad at the time.
In 2013, the Court of Appeal allowed their appeal against the conviction and sentence, which then led to the prosecution to file an appeal to the apex court.
Azilah’s former fiancee said the former police officer had been ready for the Federal Court verdict, no matter the outcome.
Norazila Baharuddin, 37, said Azilah had conveyed this to her in a phone call on Monday, during which he had also sought her forgiveness for their failed relationship.
“He was prepared to face whatever decision the court would take. Bad or good, he would accept it. He did not want to run away from it,” she told Bernama.
Azilah, added Norazila, also told her that he was thankful to his lawyer Datuk Hazman Ahmad for doing his best.
DESIDERATA: The stress in blue (HIGHLIGHTED THUS) above I had written here before asking why every time the accused duo were brough to court from the HIgh Court, to the Court of Appeals and the last, the Fedewral Court, wer allowed to cover their faces; I had NOT sighted any of the two accued by their PHOTOGRAPGH at all. WHY? WHY?? WHY??? the special protection given to these two? Even after the DEATH SENTENCE was handed down, the blighter facing the hangman's noose was obviously given cooperation by the POlice as shown in the Star pic above "to cover up"!
As for the other blighter reported to have allegedly flowbn to Australia, alll the Star had was a non-descript ARTIST'S IMPRESSION of the duo.
Hey, If the IGP was serious in getting the runaway convict, AN APB (ALL POINTS BULLETIN-lah, I learnt after watching those American detective series like Law& Order, CSI and whathaveyous?) should have been issued internationally, won't it? Yes, with the LATEST PHOTOGRAPH of the blighter, NO?
Q1: How do you know if you were to bump iunto Sirul at the Australian airport departure lunge and he was sitting next to you speaking bloken Inggeris he is a WANTED FELON?
Q2: Yeah, maybe based oin the Star artist's impression with SOME writer's imagination, aaa bright young Malaysian girl can ID him and seduce him to report at the nearest police station on landing back at KLIA? You know, some Malaysians are pretty(&)patriotic, I no.
FINAL THINKING ALLOWED: Well, maybe they will do it after a civic conscious Malaysian tycoon offers a RMXmillion reward for his capture? Many Malaysians, MAY/will certainly take sabbaticat leave to play the Modernist Sherlock Holmes. Maybe out of a sense of patriotism,mybe for some desperado cowboys FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE? For aMore!
QUIZ: If you answer correctly WHO WAS THE WRITER OF THE LAST QUOTE OF THE DAY hear withing the next 24 hours, you may get a copy flee of my next book in the making. Yeah, I am a bookmaker!
"I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death, your right to say it."