The price of pepper seeds

November 6, 2015 at 12:41 pm 33 comments

The price for a 100g packet of pepper seeds in the Giant hypermart is RM8.70. It is even more expensive in Tesco – RM9.45 for only 80g.

Each packet makes only about three servings when you season your pot of soup.

Putting aside the cost of meat and vegetables for a minute, digest the horror that just to make your soup taste peppery when cooking at home will require an investment of RM3 on pepper alone (or RM2.50 if you’re more sparing of its use).

And we’re not even talking about imported flavour enhancers like oregano or basil. This here is basic pepper.

The man/woman in the street can easily reel off a host of other painful price rises. There will be a hike in public transport fares next month.

Cigarettes became more expensive two days ago. Some types of cat food have doubled/tripled in price since you last remember.

The escalating cost of living is a bigger threat to the BN’s hold on power than DAP evangelistas. What will be our household budget on groceries and other essentials in 2018?

Abdul Rahman Dahlan, Salleh Said Keruak and their communications and media teams have to address this worrying development of disgruntlement before negative public opinion becomes irreversible.

Excessive belt tightening is potentially a bigger catalyst for social instability than the BN voters’ fear of evangelical Christians and a resurgent Chinese minority who are politically active.

Do remember that Malays – who are the BN vote bank – have bigger families and hence more mouths to feed.

I do not see how BN politicians can still remain so complacent because, quite frankly, the pain in our pocket is a boost for the opposition’s electoral ambition.

Anyone who has analyzed the voting trends can tell you that BN’s bulwark is the working class and fixed wage earners while it is the Pakatan supporters who are better off. So inflation will have a greater impact on the BN’s support base.

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We’ve already lost a substantial amount of the support from the poor Indians. The BN is bleeding support from every section of the population so really, its war room had better do something.

I don’t see the PM’s highly paid consultants doing anything effective to stanch his sliding (un)popularity. In fact, the problem now is that anyone – by this I mean an ordinary person – who defends Najib risks being heckled by the crowd.

And while Malays are willing to defend their race and religion, they’re increasingly reluctant to come to the defence of Umno. As a consequence, Umno (effectively meaning BN) has to hug the race and religion card closer to its chest. This is realpolitik.

Calls for ‘kumbayah’ (huggy-kissy) are the politically correct 1Malaysia soundbites but the tough reality is that BN has to tack to right – including befriending PAS – in order to hang on to power in GE14.

Because of this, we should expect continual volleys of criticism by the international media on the direction that the Najib administration is heading, on top of corrosive coverage of 1MDB and the “RM2.6 b donation”.

This negativity leaves BN voters demoralized while at the same time galvanizing the opposition to go for the jugular.

Some people think I’m being divisive when I say “this is war” and that BN has to seriously “fight, fight, fight”. But if the BN fails to do this, it may lose the Mother of All Elections coming up.

I don’t see how BN supporters have any other choice, do you? Nice guys don’t win wars.


For the record

“At the end of the day, I still want/would like to see Najib to remain in office” — was what I said 1-and-1/2 years ago.

My comment was in response to Shamshul Anwar. The other regular commenters engaged in this segment of conversation thread were islam1st and Setem. We were discussing Waythamoorty’s resignation and Hindraf’s exit from the PMO.

Our exchange appears in the hotly discussed article ‘A mere 10% Indian vote swing will lose BN five seats‘ which I’d posted in my blog on 20 Feb 2014.

Helen Ang @ 2014/02/24 at 3:14 pm

“Yes, Shamshul, I too wish that more people were more respectful of the PM.

“I don’t know if I myself am considered disrespectful for my ‘kura-kura’ jibe. But I would never call him the kind of ‘biaDAP’ names some of the Dapsters have been calling him.

“At the end of the day, I still want/would like to see Najib to remain in office.

“So my end game (objective) is not for his removal. Instead it’s so that Najib can become more effective – prompt and decisive would be good, and less reliance on consultants and advisors – in order that BN retains Putrajaya. It will be a disaster if the DAP evangelistas succeed in taking power.”

Shamshul’s comment @ 2014/02/24 at 2:54 pm.

A mere 10% Indian vote swing will lose BN five seats

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  • 1. Muhammad Muhammad  |  November 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Saya tak faham, apasal harga barang boleh melambung tinggi sedangkan cukai jualan (10%) dan cukai perkhidmatan (6%) sudah dimansuhkan dan digantikan dengan cukai khidmat dan barang (GST)?

    Saya rasa mungkin ada penjual yang sengaja naikkan harga … nak ambil kesempatan … kemudian tuduh pemerintah. Macam campuk batu sorok tangan.

    Mungkin sebab keuntungan diri sendiri ataupun mungkin ini satu persekongkolan yang direka DAP yang sekarang mempengaruhi tauke-tauke yang ada monopoli keatas segala barangan asas.

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    • 2. Helen Ang  |  November 6, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Potong rambut kat kedai cikai pun kena bayar +10 peratus (kenaikan harga bukannya 6%).

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      • 3. tebing tinggi  |  November 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm

        We got BRIM maa aa ,menuju ke arah negara berpendapatan tinggi , harga barang pon mestilah tinggi , tak gitu ?.

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        • 4. drinho  |  November 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

          Masalah besar. Kadar kenaikan harga barang atau kos sara hidup melebihi kadar kenaikan gaji. Kuasa membeli wang anda semakin mengecil. Yang miskin menjadi semakin miskin. Yang kaya tetap kaya. BR1M bukan sesuatu yang patut dibanggakan. Jumlah penerima yang besar menunjukkan kebanyakan rakyat Msia adalah golongan miskin.

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    • 5. drinho  |  November 6, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Nampaknya awak lebih rela percaya peniaga bersekongkol dengan DAP untuk menaikkan harga dengan mengambil kesempatan pada GST. Soalan saya:-

      1. Adakah semua peniaga ini ahli atau penyokong DAP?

      2. Adakah tiada langsung peniaga yang menyokong BN/Umno dimana mereka menurunkan harga berdasarkan logik “cukai jualan (10%) dan cukai perkhidmatan (6%) sudah dimansuhkan dan digantikan dengan cukai khidmat dan barang (GST)”?

      Sudah 6 bulan semenjak GST dilaksanakan dan kita boleh melihat sendiri bagaimana harga barang naik tidak kira di mana kita membeli barang. Pergi Kedai A harga naik. Pergi Kedai B harga juga naik. Pergi Kedai C harga pun naik. Adakah kesemua kedai ini menyokong DAP?

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  • 8. siri  |  November 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Miss Helen why are you crying over a spilt milk wait for the day to come lah ini bukan setakat meluat dah naik benci dah

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    • 9. Helen Ang  |  November 6, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      B’cos I swim against the current, y’know, like how I’m among the 5 percent Chinese against the 95 percent.

      In this present case, I’m reluctant to flow with the tide of meluat dan naik benci against we-know-who.

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      • 10. tebing tinggi  |  November 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm

        Helen ,

        it’s healthier to swim against the current ,though it might be tiring ,rather then flow along with the currents .

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  • 11. siri  |  November 6, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Cik Helen why to cry over spilt milk wait for the time lah hari ini orang dah malas cakap banyak bukan setakat meluat saja dah naik benci dah

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  • 12. Mulan Malaysia  |  November 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    The very thing is that the Pakatoons are very busy highlighting all the price increases from the BN camp. What about the almost full day parking in Penang, cukai katil, cukai beg plastic, water price increases… don’t all these contribute to inflation…

    BN does not have a credible propaganda machine like the Pakatoons.
    Look at the Georgetown literary festival. I wonder whether the following are literature in nature.
    http://www.georgetownlitfest.com/?page_id=32

    1. Book Launch – Mark Trowell, The Prosecution of Anwar Ibrahim: The Final Play (Marshall Cavendish)
    2. Cartooning as an Art of Protest with Zunar
    3. Conversations: Wajahat Ali and Marina Mahathir – Who Is Entitled?
    Two prominent opinion-makers speak on issues that deal with Islam, social justice and civil society. What divides the East/West? What defines us most? Is it race, religion or nationality? Why is it becoming harder to be tolerant and why do we so easily become silent in the face of terror?
    4. Reading and Panel Discussion: Dangerous Ideas
    The history of ideas is a dynamic field of enquiry that is marginalised in Malaysia. How does this help us understand society? Is it a basis for new thinking for the future? Much discussion in Malaysia is circular – debates about nation, ethnicity and democracy are rigid paradigms. Why has this happened?
    5. Reading and Panel Discussion: The Malay Dilemma

    What does it mean to be Malay in Malaysia? Is the Malay dilemma more real now than ever before? How does this translate to narrative, opinion, art and politics? An open discussion about being Malay in Malaysia.
    6. Reading and Panel Discussion: The State of the Nation

    Where is Malaysian writing at now? Does it feature enough or not at all in our personal and political landscape? Does the state of the nation influence the state of our writing?

    I wonder is there anything in Penang which is not political?

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  • 13. Surrhead  |  November 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    yup, pepper price and how to relive the month is occupying the majority of rakyat’s minds than the scandals that are going on. Umno is playing a smart game actually

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  • 14. drinho  |  November 6, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Helen, no way the trend of increase in prices of goods/services can be reversed. Prices have one trend only i.e. keep on increasing just like age. What goes up but never come down. You have been living in Msia for years. Surely you know this truth.

    As an average Msian in the category that consists of 90% of the population, our main concern is how to put food on table and pay bills. We are least concern with 2.6 bil, Mara buying expensive property, 1MDB, DAP evangelism, Pas hudud etc. We are more concern with toll, petrol, electric tariff, cost of living etc that directly hit our pocket.

    Foolish statements like ‘bangun awal kalau tak nak bayar tol’ and ‘masak sendiri kalau tak nak bayar gst’ and ‘kalau harga rumah mahal jangan beli’ are indication that BN are completely detached from the sentiment/suffering of the average citizen.

    Soon the price of your 100g packet of pepper seeds will reach RM10.

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    • 15. Helen Ang  |  November 6, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      re: “bangun awal kalau tak nak bayar tol”

      ARD didn’t exactly say that lah.

      What he actually said was,

      “kalau tak nak bayar tol, mungkin kita terpaksa invest masa untuk sampai ke destinasi kita, mungkin 15 minit lebih awal, 20 minit lebih awal, kita kena bangun ataupun masuk dalam kereta dan memulakan perjalanan, so it’s about trade-off”

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      • 16. drinho  |  November 6, 2015 at 5:03 pm

        It is a summary of his long statement.

        Bottom line, to avoid toll you need to use alternative road which is more jam and longer. Hence, the need to ‘bangun awal’ (i.e. the trade off where you save toll but spend more time).

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        • 17. Helen Ang  |  November 6, 2015 at 5:39 pm

          But the meme spread to kenakan ARD is deliberately interpreted in the most simplistic way – as if like Marie Antoinette he’d asked them to eat cake – so as to inflict the most damage on him and the reputation of BN ministers.

          The oppo is a master at doing this kind of dirty tactics.

          When the BN people find themselves simply unable to counter this level of sneakiness, they will mengamok.

          Schoolyard analogy: A smart ass provokes and taunts his bigger boy in the most hurtful manner. When the bigger boy is unable to verbally counter the sly little twerp, and the brawny boy is pushed pass his limit, he’ll react physically.

          Guess who is like the bespectacled smart mouth and who’s like the brawny boy?

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          • 18. Shamshul anuar  |  November 6, 2015 at 6:41 pm

            Helen,

            Actually there is an effective way of dealing with those slandering, especially those from DAP camp.

            In case of Rahman Dahlan, why not UMNO publish what he really said. Let Malaysians see how “they” spin what Rahman Dahlan said. It must be followed by prosecuting media that deliberately “misreporting”.

            That is what I call “common sense”.

            AND NO MATTER what UMNO says, it will never be able to satisfy Chinese community. So why worry on Chinese.

            Rather than worrying on Chinese, why not go all out to inform the real supporters of BN; the Malays. Price increase is a big issue.

            Why price of “bawang”, for example increases? lack of supply? Or manipulation by “wholesaler”. Understand the real situation. why not “ajar” these manipulator by opening the contract.

            MAIL TO THE CHIEF.

            the above is an American movie on one American president who is out of touch with reality. He depended on consultants who give advice that look good on paper but “hancur” on the ground.

            Lucky for him, he got an advices from a 13 year old boy. That boy gave realistic advices. Advices that are rooted in reality. In one interesting scenario, the president was asked what would he do to curb rampant overspending on defense budget.

            He (the president) taking advices from the boy said that why lock yourself with guys “who sell USD400 toilet seat”. Meaning open up the contract.

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            • 19. drinho  |  November 9, 2015 at 9:25 am

              re: how “they” spin what Rahman Dahlan said.

              Where is the ‘spin’? RD is suggesting use alternative road to avoid toll, i.e. trade-off.

              However, using alternative road is also jam (maybe even worse) and you need to travel longer distance. Hence, you need to wake up earlier in order to leave home early. Which is the same as “bangun awal kalau tak nak bayar toll”.

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          • 20. drinho  |  November 6, 2015 at 6:57 pm

            Depends how you interpret. For me, ARD is completely detached from the difficulties faced by rakyat re toll hike. As minister, he can claim toll, need not drive as he has driver and need not stuck in traffic jam as he has outrider. Rakyat already resent the toll hike. Now have to put up with his foolish statement “bangun awal kalau tak nak bayar tol/keluar awal kalau tak nak bayar tol”.

            Politics is always dirty. In fact, in order to win your opponent you need to be dirtier than him. This is the rule of political survival. Re toll hike, oppo need not do much to score points. BN scored own goals as per reasons below:-

            1. entered into lopsided agreement with toll companies;
            2. hike toll at a time when GST is implemented, weak RM and declining oil price;
            3. ministers making foolish statement;
            4. the impact is felt by all Malaysians (including BN supporters, i.e. before toll jam, after toll also jam, pay more but not improvement in service)

            Stop fearmongering ‘mengamok’. I dare to bet it will not happen. At least not a large scale amok. Past events like Bersih and Red Shirt are mostly peaceful. Police were deployed to control crowd. Organisers were prosecuted.

            While you worry of people going ”mengamok”, you better worry that your 100g packet of pepper seeds will reach RM10. Between the 2, I bet the latter will happen very soon. Want to bet and see which one will happen first?

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            • 21. Helen Ang  |  November 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm

              re: “Depends how you interpret. For me, ARD is completely detached from the difficulties faced by rakyat re toll hike.”

              Listen to the Astro Awani clip for context. He made the comparison in order to promote taking public transport.

              re: “Rakyat already resent the toll hike. Now have to put up with his foolish statement ‘bangun awal kalau tak nak bayar tol/keluar awal kalau tak nak bayar tol’.”

              The part you extracted is not his exact words. It is an extrapolated sentence made into a meme by the oppo operatives. If you look at context, he was making a point on “trade-off” (time vs money) and it’s not a foolish statement. It’s a fact of life.

              We all have the options of taking tolled or non-tolled roads and the alternative of public transport.

              re: “Politics is always dirty.”

              It is. But DAP dah tahap dajjal dah.

              re: “In fact, in order to win your opponent you need to be dirtier than him. This is the rule of political survival.”

              Up to a point. Like my analogy on the schoolyard bully: You push past the breaking point – with DAP, they’re playing way too dirty with their incessant putar-belit – then the BN is not going to bother putar alam back on the same level playing field.

              BN has the nuclear option: Tun did Ops Lalang while the Tun Razak-led NOC in 1969 locked up a bunch of them.

              So that’s the tipping point when Tun M and Tun Razak did not bother anymore to correct the tipu, bohong and putar-belit of the oppo. They simply used the brute force of the law and locked up the troublemakers without trial.

              re: “entered into lopsided agreement with toll companies”

              Can’t blame Najib and claim that Putrajaya is now “punishing” KV residents.

              re: “hike toll at a time when GST is implemented, weak RM and declining oil price”

              The fares review is periodic and obviously by the toll operators, not the gomen.

              re: “ministers making foolish statement”

              It wasn’t. The fact that the oppo made it out to be only highlights the bad faith that’s inherent in DAP and PKR.

              Since DAP & PKR keep extending mala fide and mala fide only and nothing else, then don’t expect the BN to reciprocate with goodwill.

              In our halycon days of the Perikatan, as I’ve pointed out previously, the MCA president sat on the side of the PM and the MIC president sat on the side of the DPM in photo calls. There was the spirit of bertolak-ansur.

              re: “Stop fearmongering ‘mengamok’.”

              You’re heckling. It’s like the treatment meted out to anyone who criticizes the Jews and these critics are immediately labelled “anti-Semitic” in order to bury the criticism before it can even be uttered.

              Whether I raise the issue of ‘amok’ in my blog or not, it doesn’t change the reality on the ground. The Low Yat rioters do not read my blog.

              In fact, by invoking the “veto” on “fear or scare-mongering”, the Chinese are only ensuring that they exist in their own echo chamber doing the circle jerk among themselves.

              Then they won’t even know what hit them when it does because they’ve been living in their own delusional world. Or when push comes to shove, they run and hide behind the skirt of China’s ambassador.

              re: “I dare to bet it will not happen. At least not a large scale amok. Past events like Bersih and Red Shirt are mostly peaceful.”

              Oh. Then why SOS His Excellency Huang Huikang to make his presence felt in Chinatown?

              re: “While you worry of people going ‘mengamok’, you better worry that your 100g packet of pepper seeds will reach RM10. Between the 2, I bet the latter will happen very soon. Want to bet and see which one will happen first?”

              :D Yeah, pay ten bucks and they don’t even package it in a plastic bottle. It’s just sealed in a plastic like asam boi.

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              • 22. drinho  |  November 9, 2015 at 9:17 am

                re: …… promote taking public transport.

                Also went up. There is no alternative. Either pay the hiked toll or pay the hiked fares.

                re: trade-off” (time vs money)

                Isn’t that the same as “bangun/awal” or “keluar awal” kalau tak nak bayar toll? You sacrifice more time in order to save toll monies. His actual words are longer. But to summarise in a sentence, “bangun awal kalau tak nak bayar toll” is accurate to reflect the gist of his words.

                re: Then why SOS His Excellency Huang Huikang to make his presence felt in Chinatown?

                If a group of people is really genuine to ‘mengamok’, they will not be deterred by anyone or anything. If China ambassador interfered, the group can always do it the next time. Or somewhere else. Not a one-off gathering will no follow-up. Momentum is lost. The subsequent Red Shirt rally in Selangor has very low turnout.

                Just an analogy, the so-called RBA of DAP. They are ‘genuinely’ trying to ‘create lies and propaganda’. Every issues can be twisted. Only with consistency the momentum can be sustained. RBA is attacking consistently via social media.

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                • 23. Helen Ang  |  November 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

                  re: “Also went up. There is no alternative. Either pay the hiked toll or pay the hiked fares.”

                  Public transport fares only going up next month. They are not yet hiked when ARD made his statement.

                  And whatever the rates, commuters/travellers have the choice whether they want to drive or take public transport and whether they want to use tolled highways or alternative routes.

                  re: “Isn’t that the same as ‘bangun/awal’ or ‘keluar awal’ kalau tak nak bayar toll?”

                  How can it be the same when ARD did not say that but you guys extrapolate and put words in his mouth to create a damaging Marie Antoinette soundbite?

                  Be careful when you (not you specifically but the oppo) play too dirty. If you want to pull this kind of despicable putar-belit stunts, the other side might decide to give you a taste of your own medicine like Jamal Sekinchan and his Cina makan babi remark.

                  re: “If China ambassador interfered, the group can always do it the next time. Or somewhere else. Not a one-off gathering will no follow-up. Momentum is lost. The subsequent Red Shirt rally in Selangor has very low turnout.”

                  No follow-up, momentum lost, subsequent low turnout could be a direct result of the ambassador’s interference, no?

                  re: “the so-called RBA of DAP’

                  The so-called Najib cybertroopers. Both can play the denial game.

                  re: “They are ‘genuinely’ trying to ‘create lies and propaganda’.”

                  And succeeding very well.

                  re: “Every issues can be twisted.”

                  And they do it with gusto.

                  re: “Only with consistency the momentum can be sustained.”

                  Okay, will grant that the rabid Dapsters are extremely consistent. They wouldn’t let go CSL’s sex tape even after seven years. So we can expect them to consistently repeat “Mana RM2.6 bilion?” until 2020 and beyond.

                  re: “RBA is attacking consistently via social media.”

                  Yes. Blogs are so yesterday. Facebook was 2013. Wonder what the new hi-tech medium will be, come 2018.

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                  • 24. drinho  |  November 9, 2015 at 1:42 pm

                    re: “kalau tak nak bayar tol, mungkin kita terpaksa invest masa untuk sampai ke destinasi kita, mungkin 15 minit lebih awal, 20 minit lebih awal, kita kena bangun ataupun masuk dalam kereta dan memulakan perjalanan, so it’s about trade-off”

                    The above is quoted from ARD. To summarise into a single short sentence as “bangun awal/keluar awal kalau tak nak bayar toll”. Not the same or in verbatim as ARD’s statement. But isn’t the gist is already there?

                    re: No follow-up, momentum lost, subsequent low turnout could be a direct result of the ambassador’s interference, no?

                    China ambassador so powerful meh? Or the Red Shirt themselves are weak? The subsequent rally was in Ampang Selangor at the vicinity of Umno Ampang building. This time no appearance and statement made by China Ambassador. The location is also not a Chinese majority area. So, why the low turnout? Apparently Red shirt will organise similar Save Selangor rallies in Subang and Kelana Jaya. I am waiting to see the turn out. Assuming that these 2 rallies will really take place.

                    re: Okay, will grant that the rabid Dapsters are extremely consistent.

                    A lie if repeated many times can become truth. Problem with Red Shirt is they have no consistency. Momentum is already lost. Participants are doubtful especially with the latest round of barang naik (toll, cigarettes etc). To win the game of political perception the key is consistency in attacking the opponent. One-off event will unlikely to succeed.

                    Apart from the Ampang rally as indication of slowing momentum of Red Shirt, read this as well:
                    http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/merah169-youths-say-stung-by-toll-rates-hiked-by-government-they-defended

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                    • 25. Helen Ang  |  November 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm

                      re: “Not the same or in verbatim as ARD’s statement. But isn’t the gist is already there?”

                      You can see from the video clip that ARD was in the midst of making an expanded statement. It was not his intention to mock – “Well, let them eat cake” – as the manipulated meme made it sound.

                      The thing with the oppo black propaganda is their niat jahat. They are determined to win at all cost by bringing down and destroying the establishment. Not by building up the discernment of the general public.

                      You may not be entirely surprised that in many matters my thinking is aligned to the liberals – as one example, I love Zunar. But I cannot condone the Sneaky Bastard means by which the oppo employ in order to achieve their ends.

                      re: “China ambassador so powerful meh?”

                      China army powerful or not? Video here, courtesy of intro by Rina.

                      re: “The subsequent rally was in Ampang Selangor at the vicinity of Umno Ampang building. This time no appearance and statement made by China Ambassador. The location is also not a Chinese majority area.”

                      The aim of the original Red Rally was to gertak and hence the location @ Petaling Street. Why in the world would the Red Shirts be interested to gempak Umno Ampang building in a non-Chinese majority area? Doesn’t serve their purpose, does it?

                      re: “So, why the low turnout?”

                      No fun at Umno Ampang building compared to Chinatown vicinity?

                      re: “A lie if repeated many times can become truth.”

                      Like their calling CSL a “porn star” which is untrue and unfair.

                      re: “Problem with Red Shirt is they have no consistency.”

                      Tidak apa attitude.

                      re: “Momentum is already lost.”

                      Rileks le bro.

                      re: “Participants are doubtful especially with the latest round of barang naik (toll, cigarettes etc).”

                      Umno Youth more interested in vape.

                      re: “To win the game of political perception the key is consistency in attacking the opponent. One-off event will unlikely to succeed.”

                      Umno should hire you to be their consultant.

                      re: “Apart from the Ampang rally as indication of slowing momentum of Red Shirt, read this as well”
                      http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/merah169-youths-say-stung-by-toll-rates-hiked-by-government-they-defended

                      Don’t forget the price of pepper seeds. I’ll let you know when it hits 10.

                    • 26. Helen Ang  |  November 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm

                      re: “Not the same or in verbatim as ARD’s statement. But isn’t the gist is already there?”

                      You can see from the video clip that ARD was in the midst of making an expanded statement. It was not his intention to mock – “Well, let them eat cake” – as the manipulated meme made it sound.

                      The thing with the oppo black propaganda is their niat jahat. They are determined to win at all cost by bringing down and destroying the establishment. Not by building up the discernment of the general public.

                      You may not be entirely surprised that in many matters my thinking is aligned to the liberals – as one example, I love Zunar. But I cannot condone the Sneaky Bastard means by which the oppo employ in order to achieve their ends.

                      re: “China ambassador so powerful meh?”

                      China army powerful or not? Video here, courtesy of intro by Rina.

                      re: “The subsequent rally was in Ampang Selangor at the vicinity of Umno Ampang building. This time no appearance and statement made by China Ambassador. The location is also not a Chinese majority area.”

                      The aim of the original Red Rally was to gertak and hence the location @ Petaling Street. Why in the world would the Red Shirts be interested to gempak Umno Ampang building in a non-Chinese majority area? Doesn’t serve their purpose, does it?

                      re: “So, why the low turnout?”

                      No fun at Umno Ampang building compared to Chinatown vicinity?

                      re: “A lie if repeated many times can become truth.”

                      Like their calling CSL a “porn star” which is untrue and unfair.

                      re: “Problem with Red Shirt is they have no consistency.”

                      Tidak apa attitude.

                      re: “Momentum is already lost.”

                      Rileks le bro.

                      re: “Participants are doubtful especially with the latest round of barang naik (toll, cigarettes etc).”

                      Umno Youth more interested in vape.

                      re: “To win the game of political perception the key is consistency in attacking the opponent. One-off event will unlikely to succeed.”

                      Umno should hire you to be their consultant.

                      re: “Apart from the Ampang rally as indication of slowing momentum of Red Shirt, read this as well”
                      http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/merah169-youths-say-stung-by-toll-rates-hiked-by-government-they-defended

                      Don’t forget the price of pepper seeds. I’ll let you know when it hits 10.

                    • 27. drinho  |  November 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

                      Let say Red Shirt plans another rally to Save Selangor in Subang or Kelana. Jamal as organiser will tell the participants as below:

                      Jamal: Selangor is cacar marba under Azmin. We need to rally.

                      Participant: What so cacar marba with Selangor?

                      Jamal: Water rationing, road with potholes, uncollected rubbish, evangelism of DAP, loose coalition (either PR or PH or neither both) etc.

                      Participant: But these issues do not affect my pockets directly. The Umno BN government at federal level did more things that affect me on a daily basis.

                      Jamal: Such as?

                      Participant: GST, petrol subsidy removal, toll hike, imminent public transport hike, cigarettes hike and even tax on vape.

                      Jamal: Erm……….

                      If you are Jamal, how are you going to convince the Participant to join the Save Selangor rally?

                  • 28. drinho  |  November 9, 2015 at 1:58 pm

                    BTW re: …… like Jamal Sekinchan and his Cina makan babi remark.

                    I think the Chinese is getting used to being called as such. In fact, these name calling is not new. It happened since time immemorial. Whenever remarks like makan babi, balik Cina, pendatang, penipu etc were made, politicians in MCA, Gerakan and DAP will issue statements but no action will be taken against the statement maker. No hard feelings for the ordinary Chinese (minus the politicians of course). Sudah biasa.

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                    • 29. Helen Ang  |  November 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm

                      It’s not the stereotypical “Cina babi” remark which we’ve all heard before. It’s how Jamal emulated the Dapsters in his putar-belit ‘justification‘ that takes it to another level.

                      He buat selamba jer said – along the lines of – the Chinese eat pig what. It’s a fact. So what’s there to get upset about?

                      It’s on the same place as the Christian argument here the Arab Christians use ‘Allah’ too. So what is there for Malays to be upset about?

                    • 30. drinho  |  November 9, 2015 at 3:33 pm

                      Irrespective of the putar belit by Jamal, I think the average Chinese (exclude the politicians) already biasa with the labels. No real impact on their daily lives. Still do business, go to work and go to school as usual. If Jamal really want to ‘show colour’, he needs more impactful and real action that really affect Chinese business, companies and schools.

  • 31. siri  |  November 7, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Cik Helen I don’t know you agree or not are the traders eke out on what our country facing now the depreciating ringgit so as with the coming TPPA all trades will be in us monies and sees what the suffers with this sore prices and ringgit will be further look like nilai wang kertas cop daun pisang semasa dan selepas zaman Jepun memerintah Tanah Melayu.

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  • 32. siri  |  November 7, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Cik Helen I don’t know whether you agree or not the traders eke out their trading buy and sell in us currencies that cause sores in prices locally and with the coming TPPA will ringgit deem like nilai wang kertas cop daun pisang semasa dan selepas pemerintahan Jepun di Tanah Melayu.

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  • 33. RINA  |  November 7, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Kita semua faham mereka ni kuat kelentong, buat apa kalut nak layan? Just make donno. Hehe Even the Singaporean fella tak tahan cara mereka sampai jentik them with the delusional phrase.. I am sure not only Malaysians but the world is closely watching their stupid moves.

    Anyway, barang2 harga yg naik macam gila babi..boikot aje, tak mati kalau tak beli.

    Yang tak mampu bayar tol buat cara tak mampu la. One 7E cashier commented this morning. Pelik.. Rokok fm RM13.80 naik RM17..noone complains.

    Naik 23% tak complain.
    GST 6% riuh satu dunia.

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