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Friday, May 08, 2015

The Esctasy and the Agony of Life 2

First, I apologise that it has been agonisingly difficult to write this ecstasy stuff as I spend time on an urgent matter involving a friend in need. It's at the same time ecstaticically satisfying you can see a friend smile in genuine appreciation for the little help you render.

ECSTASY this mornin' was enjoying BF of Roti Planta garing and READING that my party chief  PKR Prez DS Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail WON the Permatang Pauh byelection yesterday -- deja vu! -- with a reduced majority compared to that acheived by her husband party adviser DS ANWAR IBRAHIM now languishing in jail -- Yes, deja vu indeed! --in the last General Elections two years ago. Deja vu sees prime ministerial looking "Kak Wan" in good staed to re-enter Parliament and taking on the Opposition Leader's role once again.

Desi has writ that Anwar Ibrahim is the Nelson Mandela of Malaysia. Now in his absence from Parliament because he is cruelly imprisoned, Anwar's leadership mantle will be held high in leading the alternative GOVERNMENT that the tripartite Pakatan Rakyat is waiting to replace Barisan Nasional led by UMNO-oh-No! at Putrajaya.

To all the doubting Thomsases about Wan Azizah being not able to play the anointed role of Opposition Leader -- I think they are highly MISTAKEN. This time around when NegaraKu is making headlines again and again for being the most CORRUPT nation in the world by many world recognised indicators, Kak Wan as that shining lady exuding purity and motherly kindness and understanding for once is wjhat Malaysia needs. We need HOPE dressed in white attire of purity -- I think Malaysia's national  system is too CORRUPTED to entrust the government to the chief culprit -- UMNO-oh-No! Kak Wan will be the leader -- with her husband forced by the cruel UMNO regime to spend next five years in jail -- to lead the Opposition Challenge to take ver Putrajaya at the 14th General Election. That goal when realised will be the Ecstasy of all ecstasies in Desi's vocab. Then I may shut my gab and stop cursing the UMNO daylight robbers hooligans day and night! I will do it only inmy sleep, OK! -- YL, Desi, knottyaSsusual

Meanwhile, just keeping you lazy bummers uptodate, copty&pastry from Star Online:~~

Published: Friday May 8, 2015 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday May 8, 2015 MYT 8:37:41 AM

PKR retains Permatang Pauh seat but with smaller majority

BUKIT MERTAJAM: PKR has comfortably retained the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat in a by-election, but with a smaller majority.
Party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, 62, polled 30,316 votes to beat Barisan Nasional’s Suhaimi Sabudin by 8,841, fewer than the 11,721-majority garnered by her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in the 2013 general election.
Suhaimi, 43, who is Permatang Pauh Umno division secretary, garnered 21,475 votes in the four-cornered fight.
Parti Rakyat Malaysia’s Azman Shah Othman, 50, and independent Salleh Isahak, 53, both lost their RM10,000 deposit after only polling 101 and 367 votes respectively, which were fewer than one-eighth of the votes cast or the minimum required to keep their money. There were 843 spoilt votes.
The results of the by-election was announced at 10.15pm by returning officer Jusni Ismail at the National Youth Skills Institute tallying centre here yesterday.
Clear winner: Wan Azizah and some of her supporters posing for a group photo at the tally centre in Bukit Mertajam.
Clear winner: Wan Azizah and some of her supporters posing for a group photo at the tally centre in Bukit Mertajam.
Dr Wan Azizah, who arrived at the centre at 8.55pm accompanied by PKR deputy president Azmin Ali, said her victory showed that the rakyat, especially the voters of Permatang Pauh, wanted to strengthen Pakatan Rakyat.
“It also shows that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is very much on their minds,” she said. “He is still relevant to the society.
“The result is also a referendum to the Federal Government that they oppose the Goods and Services Tax,” she added.
A DAP division member later presented her with a bouquet of flowers in conjunction with this Sunday’s Mother’s Day.
Meanwhile, Suhaimi expressed sadness but said it was “an eye-opener”.
“I’ll take this by-election as an experience to further expand my political career.
“I thank all those who have supported me and promise that Barisan will continue to serve the people,” said Suhaimi, who was accompanied by his wife Firyal Harlina Napiah, 42.
Barisan by-election director Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said: “We accept the voters’ choice with an open heart, but it was unfortunate that there was commotion in some areas.
“Some parties acted as though there are no laws in the country.”
Also present were Penang Umno chief Datuk Zainal Abidin Osman, Penang Gerakan chairman Teng Chang Yeow and other Barisan leaders.
The turnout in the May 2013 general election was 88.2% from a total electorate of 71,808 compared to almost 74% at yesterday’s by-election from an electorate of 71,890. Anwar polled 37,090 votes against 25,368 garnered by Barisan’s Mazlan Ismail.
Anwar, who is PKR adviser, and his wife have held the seat since 1982 when he first won it on a Barisan ticket.
After Anwar’s arrest in September 1998, Dr Wan Azizah contested and won the seat in the 1999 general election under the then Parti Keadilan Nasional and retained it in the 2004 and 2008 general elections.
She vacated the seat on July 31, 2008, for a by-election which was won by Anwar with a majority of 15,671 votes.
The lowest majority garnered by Dr Wan Azizah was in the 2004 general election when she won by only 590 votes.
Yesterday’s by-election was held following Anwar’s conviction for sodomising his former aide and after an unsuccessful appeal for a royal pardon.

Hays found that just seven per cent of Malaysians would not move abroad for better job prospects, career advancement or better lifestyles. — AFP picHays found that just seven per cent of Malaysians would not move abroad for better job prospects, career advancement or better lifestyles. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — Ninety three per cent of Malaysians are prepared to leave the country in search of jobs and experience, according to a new employment survey that has dire implications on Malaysia’s chronic brain drain.
In its regional survey, recruitment firm Hays found that just seven per cent of Malaysians would not move abroad for better job prospects, career advancement or better lifestyles.
This mobility is compounded by a previous Hays study that showed five per cent of the Malaysian workforce exited the country annually, with Singapore being the prime destination.
“The opportunity to gain highly valued international experience is the number one factor driving local talent overseas,” says Christine Wright, managing director of Hays in Asia, said in a statement announcing the results.
“These candidates want to gain a job overseas because employers increasingly value local talent with international experience and an international mindset. These candidates are even more highly valued than expatriates since they combine their Westernised way of thinking and experience of how business is done overseas with local cultural understanding.
According to Wright, the readiness to be geographically mobile was result of the expanding presence of multinationals in the region that require talents with international experience.
Singapore’s workforce was the most mobile, with 97 per cent saying they are ready to move abroad for better opportunities and exposure, while China (96 per cent) and Hong Kong (94 per cent) were second and third.
According to a World Bank report in 2011, the number of skilled Malaysians living abroad rose 300 per cent in the last two decades, with two out of every 10 Malaysians with tertiary education opting to leave for either Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries or Singapore.
The organisation also highlighted a geographic and ethnic component to the talent outflow, with about 88 per cent of the Malaysian diaspora in Singapore being of ethnic Chinese origin.
Worryingly for Malaysia, the World Bank report concluded that these migrants were being replaced by unskilled and uneducated foreigners.
The New Economic Policy (NEP) and other programmes in its vein have been blamed for driving the country’s non-Malays to find an exit, with Singapore being the destination of choice for geographic and cultural reasons.
Hays polled a total of 2,553 job candidates for its survey.
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