Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hey, KC's blog on blogarate.com

Ha hah ... finally managed to see a friend's blog that's listed on blogarate.com. KC's blog about the BBQ over at my place! Check this out ... www.blogarate.com.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Terengganu Government's decision on E200K

Just thought that I share my point of view on this matter. It may well be true that it would be cheaper in the longer term to purchase the Mercedes E200 Kompressor instead of continuing with the problematic (so he claims) Proton Perdana. I don't find this hard to believe, in fact, I would also think so. The state government got a good deal with paying approxiately RM240K per E200K. From my own personal experience with the Perdana, it is firstly a fuel sucking machine and secondly, it does have a problematic gearbox. Now, if you have to factor in that the Merc is more than twice the price ... over the next 5 years, what would the difference be ... I am not sure but from guesstimates ...

1. Probably a savings of a few thousand in terms of petrol
2. Probably cheaper maintenance of maybe RM50K per car
3. But more importantly, the lost of use of the car would cost the state exco time which may cost more than RM200K in 5 years! That's just an arbitrary figure

BUT, that's not the point. Would a Accord/Camry 2.0 or even a 2.4 not be a better choice? Let's not go into the new Nissan Sylphy. If the Terengganu state have say gone with the Accord 2.0, the difference may be Rm50K per car but I strongly believe that just the maintenance savings is sufficient to justify it over the next 5 years.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Malaysian Politics? Or Malaysian Narrowmindedness ...

Never thought that I will ever be interested in anyway about Malaysian politics but the the recent hoo-hah that's happening makes me wonder about Malaysians in general? I understand that in Islam, sodomy is a crime and also in our federal laws ... BUT IF the charges are true, does it really matter to the general Malaysian public? Granted it is against the law, but if a politician is bi-sexual, my thoughts as an ordinary Malaysian on the street is ... SO?

Assuming that 40% of Malaysians are non-muslims, 10-20% follow the Hudud law (which from my understanding that without witness, there's no crime), and there's doubt on the
charges/claims (hence assuming 50/50 believes in it), that would mean that these charges against DSAI are irrelevant to most ordinary Malaysian. I am not claiming to speak on behalf of others but it just doesn't make sense politically to charge someone of sodomy as it is suicidal to the other party .... now, could it be all a bigger plot from the "effected" party? I guess it doesn't matter to me. However, the other on-goings is somehow more interesting to me, I am more interested to know about RPK =) This is because that he claims is universally wrong no matter which angle or from which country you look at it.