RM3m Swarovski crystal X’mas tree for the poor, persecuted people

December 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm 44 comments

Public celebration of Christmas is banned in Brunei.

But in Malaysia, “Christmas is all about feeling glitzy and glam” — see the Pavilion KL Facebook entry yesterday about its activities at the high-end mall, including features like the artificial falling snow.

Also Friday is “Feasting time!” for Pavilion’s Christmas shoppers. Amazing how ‘weak’ the purchasing power belonging to the “only 9 percent” of our population.

BELOW: Sparkling Pavilion Express is a colourful Christmas train ride located on level two of the shopping mall

pavilionexpress

The “only 9 percent” living under tyranny

Pavilion erected its RM3 million Christmas tree last month – pix below.

The tree is 23 metres tall and made of 174,853 pieces of individual Swarovski crystals. It is co-designed with Miranda Kerr and holds the record as Asia’s tallest indoor Christmas tree.

Christmas carols and jingle bell-tunes have been playing in the many upmarket shopping complexes since November even though the celebration only falls toward the end of December.

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Persecuted by the Umno dictator

Needless to say, the Christians are poor and persecuted in Malaysia.

Umno is so “wicked” and Najib Razak’s regime is the evil empire. Umno supporters are all “creatures” crawling on the Dark Side.

Hannah Yeoh “would rather be a doorkeeper at the house of [her] God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness“.

Hannah xmas greeting

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  • 1. Surrhead  |  December 16, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    The Christians just wanted Christmas to be exciting and vibrant by having colours, xmas trees, snows…..never thought that can be made into an issue too….BTW, pavillion is located at Bukit Bintang, a lot of hotels plus tourist la…..

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    • 2. Helen Ang  |  December 16, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Understood. The Indians too want Thaipusam to be exciting, vibrant and colourful.

      I was under the impression that persecuted people walk with their head bowed and their back bent. I shouldn’t think a poor and weak oppressed group would be this vibrant and loud.

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      • 3. Surrhead  |  December 16, 2015 at 5:22 pm

        it’s subtle persecution or oppression…..you have gotta be a practicing Christian to be experiencing it.
        You make it sound as if only Christians shop at pavillion….hello?? let me see if you can gel this – hotels, tourists, festivals and pavillion being a shopping center….doesn’t that tell you something??

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        • 4. Helen Ang  |  December 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm

          re: “it’s subtle persecution or oppression…..you have gotta be a practicing Christian to be experiencing it.”

          Oh I see … subtle. I take it that you’re one. In which case, the DAP is indeed the party for you.

          re: “You make it sound as if only Christians shop at pavillion….hello?? let me see if you can gel this – hotels, tourists, festivals and pavillion being a shopping center…. doesn’t that tell you something??”

          It tells me that minority Christians are powerful and commercially savvy (able to sell ice to the Eskimos) to be able to elevate their religious festival into something this prominent in a Muslim country where they’re only 9 percent.

          Hotels, tourists, festivals and Pavilion aren’t that much interested in Wesak (19.8%) and Deepavali (6.3%).

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          • 5. Surrhead  |  December 16, 2015 at 6:19 pm

            Duh….. it’s says that Christmas is a world event, and Pavilion is following the mass celebrating it……Christian Hater…..

            you can find some nice deepavali celebration pics here…………http://www.sunshinekelly.com/2013/10/deepavali-shine-light-on-style-pavilion-KL.html

            nothing on wesak, but, i bet CNY is grand, plus Hari Raya….

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            • 6. Helen Ang  |  December 16, 2015 at 7:12 pm

              re: “Duh….. it’s says that Christmas is a world event”

              Yes, Christians are the most powerful religious group in the world. Only in Malaysia are they so weak and timid.

              re: “and Pavilion is following the mass celebrating it……Christian Hater”

              Did the Pavilion’s Deepavali lanterns cost RM3 million and was its Hindu festival decoration 23 metres tall like the Swarovski crystal Christmas tree?

              re: “nothing on wesak, but, i bet CNY is grand, plus Hari Raya….”

              Nothing on Raya Korban too, eh?

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              • 7. Kineas1067  |  December 17, 2015 at 4:35 pm

                Exactly. In the hard world of business and commerce, it is the “bottom line” that counts. Especially when accounting to shareholders!

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          • 8. drinho  |  December 16, 2015 at 7:06 pm

            Helen, don’t mess things up.

            Oppression is allegedly inflicted by government, a public entity. The 3 mil Christmas tree is erected by a private shopping mall. Don’t think you can use the latter to negate the former. Just because we have Tony Fernandes, AK and Gnanalingam, you cannot say that the majority Indians in Msia are rich. In fact, majority of them are low income earners.

            Wesak and Deepavali have less commercial values for a luxury shopping mall like Pavillion.

            Anyway, the Christians are bitter on the following:-

            1. Blanket ban on the use of the word Allah irrespective of any proselytisation on Muslims,
            2. Restriction on setting up and operating church,
            3. For Sabah/Sarawak Christians, the breach on cabinet’s 10 point solution on al-kitab.

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            • 9. Helen Ang  |  December 16, 2015 at 7:21 pm

              re: “Oppression is allegedly inflicted by government, a public entity. The 3 mil Christmas tree is erected by a private shopping mall.”

              The Christians complain about being oppressed but they are hugely pandered to by the private sector. This pandering indicates that the Christians have a lot of economic clout.

              Is a small group in possession of such big economic clout so easy to succumb to (alleged) oppression?

              It is the MUslims (like the UiTM forum speakers) who are being bullied with police reports constantly being lodged against them by the highly proactive evangelistas.

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              • 10. drinho  |  December 17, 2015 at 8:53 am

                As far as the ban on the word Allah, the ruling applies to all Christians irrespective of economic class. Whether the Christians are pandered by the private sector or otherwise, no public authority can restrict such pandering. If another private shopping mall decides to erect a 10 mil Christmas tree, it does not negate the prohibition on the word Allah by the authority.

                re: UiTM seminar

                We acknowledge the rights of the Muslims to enjoy protection from being proselytized by Christian evangelist. However, this has to be differentiated from inculcating anti Christianity sentiment. How do we draw the line?

                Till now, the public has no idea on the actual content of the forum/slides and the speeches made by the speakers. I challenge the organiser to disclose the materials of the forum and audio recordingsof the speakers. Let the public judge. Is it anti-Christianisation or anti-Christianity?

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                • 11. Helen Ang  |  December 17, 2015 at 9:05 am

                  re: “no public authority can restrict such pandering. If another private shopping mall decides to erect a 10 mil Christmas tree…”

                  If Christians are being pandered with RM3m or RM10m Christmas trees, it shows the retailers think they’re a consumer force to be reckoned with. The “only 9 percent” are not weak and helpless as how they’re fond of portraying themselves.

                  re: “Is it anti-Christianisation or anti-Christianity?”

                  At least you’re able to make a distinction between the two. Most of the rest of the UiTM bashers are parroting “anti Christian”. The J-Star is insidious and there’s no doubtas to where their loyalty lies.

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                  • 12. drinho  |  December 17, 2015 at 9:18 am

                    re: …………retailers think they’re a consumer force to be reckoned with.

                    Still the above does not remove the prohibition on the word Allah (just an example). They may not be ‘weak’ economically, but they are helpless when it comes to certain unfavourable treatment from the authorities. The premise of their complain is not on economic basis but political. Economic treatment vs political treatment. You can’t really compare both on apple-to-apple basis.

                    re: At least you’re able to make a distinction between the two.

                    Conceptually, there may be a distinction. Practically, how do we differentiate? I can see the lines are blurred. Hence, the tendency for non Muslims/Christians to believe that the forum is anti Christianity. Especially on the absence of forum material and recording.

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                    • 13. Helen Ang  |  December 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

                      re: “They may not be ‘weak’ economically, but they are helpless when it comes to certain unfavourable treatment from the authorities.”

                      But rich people are not as helpless as poor people. And poor people although having bumiputera status need not necessarily be living “first class” lives, i.e. being better off materially than the second-class citizens.

                      e.g. A Melayu keropok seller might not be able to afford taking his family for a holiday even in nearby Medan whereas the forever-whinging evangelista family enjoy their annual Christmas break in Milan (to shop for Prada).

                    • 14. Harlequin  |  December 17, 2015 at 1:41 pm

                      Helen

                      The Malay community has the widest income disparity between the rich and the poor. If Malay median earnings of RM11+k stood at 53.81% when compared to other races, poor is not exactly the right word.

                      To use the word ‘poor’ would mean certain victimisation narrative being employed to portray the Malays as hapless.

                    • 15. Helen Ang  |  December 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

                      re: “The Malay community has the widest income disparity between the rich and the poor.”

                      Not true. There is wider income disparity between rich Chinese and poor Chinese.

                      EPU should consider wealth breakdown by religion but anyway, below are the EPU stats according to ethnicity in year 2014:


                      (a) Gini Coefficient

                      Bumiputera 0.389
                      Chinese 0.405

                      Going by the Gini, there is greater inequality within the Chinese community (intra).

                      http://www.epu.gov.my/documents/10124/cb197b81-d86b-418b-b5e9-841f55a68914

                      The rest of the charts from the same EPU source.

                      (b) Income share:
                      (top 20%, middle class, bottom 40%)

                      The top 20 percent bumiputera income earners (household) held 47.9 percent of the income share. The figure is identical for Chinese.

                      The middle 40 percent bumiputera income earners (household) held 37.0 percent of the income share. The figure for Chinese is 36.7 percent.

                      The bottom 40 percent bumiputera income earners (household) held 15.1 percent of the income share. The figure for Chinese is 15.4 percent.


                      (c) Mean Monthly Gross Household Income

                      Bumiputera RM5,548
                      Chinese RM7,666

                      (d) Median Monthly Gross Household Income
                      Bumiputera RM4,214
                      Chinese RM5,708

                      The distance between bumiputera mean and median income is RM1,334. The distance between Chinese mean and median income is RM1,958.

                      Going by this measure, the inequality within the Chinese community (intra) is also greater.

                      re: “To use the word ‘poor’ would mean certain victimisation narrative being employed to portray the Malays as hapless.”

                      They’re not ‘hapless’. They just don’t place as much emphasis on making money or raking in the maximum profit. Akhirat, taubat dan mencari keredhaan Allah are important to them, unlike the Gospel of Prosperity cult.

                      re: “victimisation”

                      Yes, by and large they’re being bullied by the evangelistas and need to be protected by 153, Sedition and Emergency (ISA) laws.

                    • 16. Spectre  |  December 17, 2015 at 2:59 pm

                      The income gap within the Chinese community is no big secret. But apparently some parties are not willing to highlight this particular issue for reasons known only to themselves.

                    • 17. Harlequin  |  December 17, 2015 at 3:44 pm

                      Re: The top 20 percent bumiputera income earners (household) held 47.9 percent of the income share. The figure is identical for Chinese.

                      Then why are you arguing the Malays are grossly economically disadvantaged?

                      Re:They’re not ‘hapless’. They just don’t place as much emphasis on making money or raking in the maximum profit. Akhirat, taubat dan mencari keredhaan Allah are important to them, unlike the Gospel of Prosperity cult.

                      Maybe. Or perhaps governmental policies manage to somewhat alleviate much of their concerns. Not often you hear bright deserving Malays being denied places in our local institutes.

                      Hey, I’m all for people to be happy and complement with what they have and where they stand. Neither do I taunt others for their appreciation for the finer things in life.

                    • 18. Helen Ang  |  December 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm

                      re: “Then why are you arguing the Malays are grossly economically disadvantaged?”

                      Because in absolute numbers, they’re more (lebih ramai orang) in head count. They make up 55 percent of the population – more of them – while the Chinese are only less than a quarter.

                      Top twenty percent earners: M (47.9%) / C (47.9%)

                      Middle class: M (37.0%) / C (36.7%)

                      Low income: M (15.1%) / C (15.4%)

                      The almost identical ratios reflect that Malays and Chinese share the same class structure.

                      There are the Malay elites (chairmen of the board, cows-in-condo corporate bosses – see tweet below) and the rural poor, esp. in Kelantan as well as the Malay urban poor.

                      There are the Chinese elites (the clutch of Tan Sri tycoons, high flyers) and the working class in their own ethnic silos.

                      The difference, I suppose, is this.

                      Our forefathers sailed across the South China Sea to Tanah Melayu to escape poverty and famine in our motherland. We’re belong to immigrant stock and a hardy race.

                      The Malays in the kampungs were beggared by the colonial economy where capital was in the hands of the white ‘masters’ who imported cheap labour by the masses – mostly Indians while giving the nod for the Chinese to come too.

                      The white tin miners and the Chinese tin miners literally raped the land to enrich themselves. Malays have been “economically disadvantaged” by the process of 150-200 years of colonial economy.

                      They had a lot to catch up, esp. when in 1957 the majority of them were still living in rural areas with an agrarian lifestyle (small-time fishermen and farmers) while the urban Chinese had the tempias side benefits of town infrastructure and trading.

                      The mindset that I spoke of – taubat, akhirat, mencari keredhaan Allah – also leaves them on a different plane when compared with the competitive Chinese.

                      My reading of history is that the Malays felt dreadfully bullied and this grievance erupted in May 13 – one of the factors. I’m not claiming it’s the only reason. The bullying has nit stopped. The aggressive evangelistas are bullying all over again.

                      re: “Not often you hear bright deserving Malays being denied places in our local institutes.”

                      Standards have been lowered across the board. A student getting six As in 1970 (MCA) was far better than a student scoring 16 distinctions in 2000 (SPM). The quality of teaching has also gone down. The ‘sisters’ in the convent school – as Rina testifies – were probably more effective.

                      re: “Hey, I’m all for people to be happy and complacent with what they have and where they stand.”

                      They’re not happy with where they stand. They want to abolish Articles 152 and 153 as well as want to put other religions at par (more equal) with Islam in Article 3.

                      This langgar melulu is destablizing Malaysia. Or do you think that the National Security Council bill/Act is targetted at potential bombers who want to blow up a KL shopping mall?

                      re: “Neither do I taunt others for their appreciation for the finer things in life.”

                      Urm, you mean Birkin’s and Prada’s? The VIPs who appreciate those expensive, big, branded bags are same-same lah (2×5). Prada-Mama living in a glass house shouldn’t be throwing stones at Madame Birkin.

                      Re:They’re not ‘hapless’. They just don’t place as much emphasis on making money or raking in the maximum profit. Akhirat, taubat dan mencari keredhaan Allah are important to them, unlike the Gospel of Prosperity cult.

                      Maybe. Or perhaps governmental policies manage to somewhat alleviate much of their concerns. Not often you hear bright deserving Malays being denied places in our local institutes.

                      Hey, I’m all for people to be happy and complement with what they have and where they stand. Neither do I taunt others for their appreciation for the finer things in life.

                    • 19. Harlequin  |  December 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm

                      edit to correct

                      Not complement…should read complacent….

                      TQ

                    • 20. Kineas1067  |  December 17, 2015 at 4:32 pm

                      And the TPPA will change things for the better?

                      What about RCEP? Or FTAAP? Or even OBOR, to toss a few acronyms around?

                      It’s not so much about “opting out” as it is about competence, skills and talent.

                      And if material wellbeing isn’t your cup of tea, then you shouldn’t criticise those for whom it is. Or envy them or discriminate against them in order “to level the playing field”.

    • 21. Spectre  |  December 16, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      I can understand where you’re getting…after all Christmas originated as a pagan celebration. It’s fine and dandy if you want to make it as exciting and vibrant as possible. After all, fellow travelers will also be involved in celebrating this exciting and vibrant occasion. Hotels, the tourist hot spots of Bukit Bintang, etc….I undestand. There’s money to me made. I understand. It’s not an issue at all. Just remember to pay GST. The BN government is desperately in need of money. Do your bid. Sorry…what ? You say I m sarcastic for posting this comment ?

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  • 22. akarimomar  |  December 16, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Smart at portraying aggression as victimhood …
    https://akarimomar.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/ancaman-gerakan-pemurtadan-kristianisasi/

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  • 23. RINA  |  December 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_tree

    Wonder if mother mary and jesus ever seen a Christmas tree during their time?

    Ni ciplak budaya mana pulak dah?

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    • 24. Surrhead  |  December 17, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      it’s the same concept that Hari Raya has…..where does the lanterns come from? Lanterns go along with Deepavali – festival of Lights. And the Malays practicing merisik and hantaran before a wedding – where do you think that originated from? And these these rituals produce a significant gesture for that particular ceremony – without these rituals it will be dull…..get my point….

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      • 25. islam1st  |  December 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        ‘And the Malays practicing merisik and hantaran before a wedding – where do you think that originated from?’

        So where do you think that originated from? Got idea ahh, Surrhead?

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        • 26. Surrhead  |  December 18, 2015 at 11:06 am

          It’s an Indian ritual…….get the info from a fellow indian friend, if you have one…..

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          • 27. islam1st  |  December 18, 2015 at 9:01 pm

            Malay apa pun tarak. Culture oso pinjam. Bahasa oso pinjam. The lazy and bodo kakis. Elek pocik. KOSONG.

            You must be thinking that Sri Wijaya was built by aliens, kan??

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  • 28. Rock  |  December 16, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    So Christmas is DAP now? Really? Can I have some of what you and your minions smoke please?

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  • 30. Keris  |  December 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Sura Maryam, verses 28-34 talks about infant Jesus, son of Mary:

    In the Name of Allah Most Compassionate & Merciful

    O sister of Aaron! Thy father was not a wicked man nor was thy mother a harlot [so how did you conceive out of marriage?].

    Then she pointed to him [infant Jesus a.s.].

    They said: How should we talk to a child in the cradle?

    And He [infant Jesus] answered: “I am indeed a servant of Allah. He has granted me the Book [Gospel] and has made me a Prophet [a Messenger of Allah].

    And has made me blessed wherever I may be [as the Messiah],

    And has enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving for as long as I live [divine attunement and social beneficence].

    And has made me dutiful toward she [Mary a.s.] who bore me [embodying filial piety],

    And has not made me arrogant nor devoid of grace [being immune to worldliness].

    May peace be upon me the day I was born, and the day I shall die, and also the day when I shall be raised to life! [characteristic of heavenly beings]

    Such was Jesus, son of Mary: This is a veritable truth about which they doubt. [some disbelieve in his miraculous conception while others call him God].

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  • 31. islam1st  |  December 17, 2015 at 10:42 am

    drinho lidah bercabang-ness legendary!

    Kononnya tanya ‘Is it anti-Christianisation or anti-Christianity?’ tetapi sebelum tu, beberapa baris atas dah cakap kononnya forum tu ‘inculcating anti Christianity sentiment’

    drinho stop being DELUSIONAL, boleh?

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    • 32. drinho  |  December 17, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Macam mana awak tahu seminar itu adalah ‘anti-permurtadan’ dan bukannya ‘anti-agama Kristian’?

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      • 33. islam1st  |  December 17, 2015 at 3:50 pm

        Tu la orang suruh belajar bahasa kebangsaan dengan baik dan betul, sehingga fasih tak mahu, degil, berprasangka buruk. Kan dah tak faham bahasa!

        Pemurtadan digunakan untuk merujuk kepada kes seperti Lina Joy. OK?

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  • 34. Mulan  |  December 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Anyway Christmas is still more exciting than Chinese New Year.
    Even the Chinese acknowledge that.

    “BEIJING—Christmas—once banned in China—has exploded in the atheist nation in recent years, with marketers using everything from saxophones and Smurfs to steam trains to get shoppers to open their wallets.

    Anyone walking into a shopping mall is welcomed by an orgy of festive cheer: Shop windows are bedecked with plastic Christmas trees, garlands and baubles, while the strains of “Jingle Bells” fill the air.

    Read more: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/180849/china-goes-crazy-over-christmas#ixzz3uXw2IpLN
    Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

    In Penang, Popular bookstore has started playing Chinese New Year songs and selling Year of The Monkey TShirts. The Ah-Peks perhaps are quite allergic to holly.

    Popular Penang has gotta learn to what is popular like Pavilion and all the learned Chinese of the PRC.

    I don’t think Pavilion will have a King Kong replica for Chinese New Year.

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    • 35. Mulan  |  December 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm

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      • 36. Spectre  |  December 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm

        l o l !

        The Penang lang are incapable of learning anything from the ‘high’ class folks of KL and Klang Valley. They are just like the rednecks in the US. Orang kampung in Malay, only in this case the orang kampung are the Penang lang. Why else do you think they have a failed person from Johor as their Ketua instead of that Chow fellow ? Oh I forgot. You’re also a Penang lang. Sorry about that. he he he !

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        • 37. Mulan  |  December 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm

          “The Penang lang are incapable of learning anything from the ‘high’ class folks of KL and Klang Valley.”

          Because Penang lang are so insular that they are not willing to learn from anyone. Penang lang scream of Penang being intelligent, international etc but they cannot accept criticism, improve and move on when they F up. For example killing dogs when WHO says vaccinate. Cut the hills until it is botak and when this is pointed out blame other people. Have factories that produce high tech car cassette players and hard disc for PCs and when the factories close down, blame others (they never blame themselves for coming out with obsolete stuff). Scream heritage but demolish all traditional kampungs and drive out traditional businesses. Heritage means drinking Starbucks in an old building.

          “You’re also a Penang lang. ”
          Retiree, waiting to die. What happens to Penang after I die, leave it LGE’s son.

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          • 38. Spectre  |  December 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm

            The way you described Penang lang……..could it be that they are the descendants of coolies working at the docks during the colonial era ? The uncouth lot, people without culture, thus the behavior we see today among the Penang lang regardless of age and gender. Even with higher education foisted upon them they are still ‘low’ class…….hmm……..Maybe Hannah can do something about this.

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  • 39. Kineas1067  |  December 17, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Why don’t you take a trip down to Singapore and see the Orchard Road Christmas light-up?

    Or the Christmas decorations put up by shopping malls in the city-state? Why, there is even a contest to choose the mall with the best decorations.

    I have seen Malay-Muslim families taking in the Orchard Road Christmas lights (with plenty of selfies). And Indians, Chinese, Caucasians, foreign workers – a whole multiracial mix.

    And nobody grinches about how much it costs to put up these decorations every year in Singapore and the recycling involved post-festive season.

    A different mindset, maybe?

    Oh, btw, the churches in Singapore are decorated too….

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    • 40. Helen Ang  |  December 17, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      re: “And nobody grinches about how much it costs to put up these decorations”

      It’s their money. They can do what they want.

      The issue this side of the Causeway is the merciful, meek and mild evangelistas playing pathetic victim.

      But at the same time demonizing as well as lodging a stack of police reports against the persons connected with the UiTM seminar in May 2014 warning against Christianization and now threatening a repeat performance against the UiTM 2015 seminar.

      Given the ferocious media assault that the Christians mounted, they’re hardly weak and helpless.

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      • 41. Spectre  |  December 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm

        Playing the victim card has always yielded dividend. Umno has been really good at it for over 40 years with the NEP. While the intention was to help the Malays, sadly the outcome is the total opposite. The Malay elite became very rich colluding with the Chinese merchant class while the vast majority of Malays, the average Joes, their station in life remains essentially the same, if not worse than their forefathers. But of course the powers that be in Umno will say the Chinese harbor prejudice towards the Malays thus the reason why the NEP was bastardized in the words of a certain prominent banker ultimately led to it being a failure if not a disaster. But saying that the Chinese are responsible for the NEP’s failure because they refused to play along is misleading as the Chinese merchant class got fabulously rich colluding with the Malay elite along the way. Look at YTL, Berjaya to name a few. They are what they are today not because they are good businesses but because they are very apt at playing the patronage game. The vast majority of Chinese struggle daily just to make a decent living. Then the Chinese are labelled as greedy because they support the DAP. While this may apply to a minority within the community, the rest become collateral damage. One never stops to ask how a Chinese person actually living in the ghettos/urban areas actually lives his life, in the minds of the average Malay, the Chinese person is a wealthy person. One must ask who actually is responsible for delivering the Chinese vote to the DAP. MCA for allowing their media arm to become a mouthpiece of the DAP ? Oh come one. The soil was/is fertile for the DAP to exploit the Chinese long before The Star became a nest of the evangelists. The various failed ventures of the Mahathir years, the disasterous reign of Sleepy Doll and now the shameless administration of the Bugis warrior, no wonder the Chinese lost patience with the BN and decided to back the other side in the hope that somehow the BN will mend it’s way before the whole country plunges into the abyss. One thing I can tell people who frequent this blog is this. We Chinese are not going to stick around if the situation persists as it is. Why do you think so many Chinese send their children overseas for educational purposes ? They are lifeboats. Survivors prepare their exit. If DAP or any opposition harbor thoughts that somehow they have Chinese support, then they are delusional.

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      • 42. The Kineas  |  December 17, 2015 at 9:31 pm

        And I thought it was about Christmas and Christmas trees!

        But that morphed into yet another b****fest about evangelistas and their “sneakiness”.

        Cue in the supporting chorus of islam1st, Rina, Spectre and Mulan in full rant mode about “inferiority complexes” and the “unfairness of it all”.

        I suppose that they will be whingeing about “competition” and “meritocracy” next……

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        • 43. Helen Ang  |  December 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm

          re: “And I thought it was about Christmas and Christmas trees!”

          I’ve got no grudge against Christmas. I like the carols, the tree, the presents in stockings, the snowfall movies. And the turkey.

          Like I’ve said previously. A new born Chinese evangelista is like the child who inherited the brains of his ‘dumb blonde’ mother and the looks of his ugly millionaire father – the worst possible combination.

          Isn’t it unfortunate that when the ugly but smart millionaire got himself a trophy wife, their kid didn’t get her father’s brains and her mother’s beauty?

          Chinese + evangelical Christianity = Taiping Rebellion, Boxer Rebellion, Umbrella Revolution and that rapturous bunch who are now freaking out Beijing

          And closer to home … the City Harvest Church.

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          • 44. Kineas1067  |  December 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm

            Like you wrote – it’s their money and they decide how to spend it.

            Like in deciding to put up a big Christmas tree decorated with pricey baubles. It might not be in keeping with the season, but, hey, it’s their money.

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