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Scissors salad & the super sneaky

Is there any good reason for Wong Chun Wai’s face to be plonked on page 2 of the J-Star? See below recently on Sunday.

Why is MCA allowing Chun Wai to use their newspaper to promote himself personally?

Page two of The J-Star on 22 Nov 2015
Page two of The J-Star on 22 Nov 2015

MCA machinery a vehicle for Firsters

Who wants to bet that the Nest of Evangelistas is not going to use the MCA’s vast media resources to promote DAP Christians come next election?

Hasn’t the BN learned from past experience where the Scissorati had stabbed the ruling party in the back on the eve of polling day?


Tiba masa untuk buang MCA

MCA objects to PAS being brought into the BN.

It’s a no brainer for taiko Umno as to which of the two parties – MCA or PAS – is able to bring more value-add to the table.

The pronounced bias in the MCA-owned media and orientation of EvangeliSTARs are a clear indication as to how The Gunting will snip.


BELOW: The scissors blade can be a lethal weapon; see demo how it’s wielded like a sword in the video below

Scissors weapon maker

Pinapple slicer

Scissors cut your stomach from the inside

This is at a dinner for Pegawai-Pegawai Kanan Parlimen with the Yang Di Pertua Dewan Rakyat.

  • Caesar Salad turns to ‘scissors salad’ in dinner boo-boo (Malaysiakini)
  • Would you care for a ‘Scissors Salad’ with your dinner? (FMT)
  • Fancy a bowl of scissors salad? (The Rakyat Post)

scissors salad


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5 thoughts on “Scissors salad & the super sneaky

  1. To be fair … those are proper nouns and names of western culinary dishes. Such mistakes are more likely due to less affinity for western culture and cuisine and less likely due to language skills.

    But I must say, when DAP politicians say ‘hulu hala’ and ‘bulu bulu’ … it never gets reported.

    Why? Cos BM is to them a language of the poor Malays living in the jungles of the peninsula. So it is okay to be mediocre at it and only he able to converse in it on a superficial level.

    It is for them similar to how Whites learn basic superficial Malay just to order their slaves around … mostly commands and nothing else … like learning how to teach their dogs how to obey.

    They don’t really need to understand the entirety of dog language. They just need to know how to command and scold them.

    Of course, if they don’t obey, they would feed them poisoned meat.

    1. BM is intensively used in international conferences (such as APEC and Asean summits), business discussions, legal proceedings involving MNCs and foreign investors or when addressing international bodies, is it?

      If BM is a “poor relation” to more well-established and internationally used languages, who is to blame? And why upgrade from a “mediocre and superficial” familiarity with BM when the risk-reward ratio is disproportionately skewed?

      Indian PM Modi speaks to the Indian diaspora in Hindi. In meetings with international leaders and when speaking at international forums, he uses English. And no one in India bats an eyelid.

      Now, if you had supported multilingual fluency, I might have been more sympathetic to your views.

      Not the way you have put it, with allusions to dogs and all.

    2. So, as per your logic, to mangle English language grammar, syntax and usage is ok and the use of “broken English” is perfectly acceptable? Or, that in the local context, it is a matter for pride and self-congratulation because we are not in thrall to a language used by our former colonial masters?

      Of course, you can jump from that attitude to justifying a possibly sub-par national education system, based on international metrics.

      But to extend the same cavalier approach to the use of BM is “verboten” and a cardinal sin?

      I wonder what happens when those “living in the jungles of the peninsula” emerge from their cocoons into the modern world where the ability to communicate with others is a mandatory given?

      Unless you are saying that it is irrelevant and nationalism (as measured by language fluency) trumps all other considerations?

      Such as the need to be “competitive”, for instance?

      1. point is, when speaking in English, you try to write, speak and understand as fluently as the westerners in particular, the anglo saxon realm. the same goes to other languages. which is why certain countries such as France or China doesn’t entertain you when you speak English on their soil. It is just a national pride. You come to my country, you speak my language. These two country I believe is way above English lover country such as India or Philippines in terms of socio economy and technology foothold. So, to generalise mastering English equates to competitiveness especially on the international level is a skewed opinion. You should be more open and not just view English as the only tech or commerce language in this world. In western alone, English is just one of the language used there. There’s French, Dutch, German and those Slavic and Scandinavian language. Even the US train their spies and operatives in languages such as mandarin or French since some innovation especially in military or aviation developed by non English speaking nation was not documented in English. Personally, rather than wasting my time trying to master English, I better use those time mastering other languages instead. You English lover people always confused yourself to justify your inability to write, speak or understand Malay as your national language by putting the argument that English > Malay in terms of most spoken language and it’s international status. To counter, well I would just say that you are some confused lot lost in Malaysia.

        1. Au contraire, I think that you are the one that is confused.

          Singapore is way up there in the competitiveness and ease of doing business rankings. It uses English as the “official” language. And it seems to be doing quite well, don’t you think?

          The French, the Germans, the Chinese, the Japanese etc – what language do they use to communicate in international conferences and negotiations? Or in international legal proceedings?

          Why didn’t Malaysia, for example, argue the Pulau Batu Putih case in BM in the ICJ? Or do the TPPA negotiations in BM? Or when the PM speaks overseas, why not use BM with interpreters on standby?

          As for tech/commerce, please let me know when a MNC, tech company or foreign financial institutions interview in BM, won’t you?

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