My Remembrance of Taichung

This is, yet another sleepless night. Passed into deep slumber after dinner at 21:00 hours just now, went to washroom at 23:30, and then, as expected, I failed to continue sleeping. I very much wanted to carry on reading Anthony Seldon’s Blair Unbound, a very interesting book which gives insight into Blair’s premiership from 911 until the day he left office. But I thought of listening to Luna Sea’s Final Act concert dvd and checking emails, so I left my favourite book aside.
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ENG to CH Translation: 2 Malaysia in health services 一個醫療系統,兩個馬來西亞 (Malaysiakini 23 Sep 2009)


2 Malaysia in health services
Sim Kwang Yang
Sep 5, 09
As we approach September 16, the date on which Sarawak achieved independence through by joing Malaysia 46 years ago, my thought turns to the progress made in developing my home state.

The Malaysiakini report on the failed Flying Doctor Service is particularly illuminating, in highlighting the problems of public health care for the rural dwellers of Sarawak – and Sabah as well.
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News reports during internship at online daily Malaysiakini

Date & Title
Jan 21 All mum on hush-hush BN Supreme Council meet
Jan 28 DAP targets Internet for polls campaigning
Jan 30 DAP raps ‘hostile’ PKR members
Feb 1 NGO activists join DAP
Feb 5 The Umno factor in Penang politics Video here
Feb 6 Reducing crime rate – PM’s top priority
Feb 13 Did the King really approve the dissolution?
Feb 14 Report those using govt resources in campaign: DAP
Feb 16 No more politics, UM students warned
Feb 18 Spunky graduates to take on Goliaths
Feb 19 Question for parties – hey, remember us?

Date & Title
Jan 22 阿都拉:2004年是特例 承認國陣來屆大選難大勝
Jan 24 民進黨慘敗顯示水能載舟覆舟 台灣選民教訓陳水扁成為典範
Jan 25 國際透明促把議員劣迹放上網 光束計畫調查候選人政治獻金
Jan 28 行動黨推介「罪案之城」 主打第一波網絡競選廣告
Jan 30 創設公共演說部招攬辯才入黨 行動黨抗衡馬華明星主播效應
Feb 5 百物騰漲壓力年貨市場淡靜 商家咸认鼠年氣氛比往年差
Feb 11 參與大專生黨集會受對付 四馬大生面對聽證會審訊

ENG to CH Translation: Plea for Indian M’sians 爲大馬印裔請願 (Malaysiakini 30 Nov 2007)

Plea for Indian M’sians
Azly Rahman Malaysiakini Nov 26, 07 11:16am

The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labour – not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules. – Albert Einstein in ‘Why Socialism?’ (1949)

What do I think of Western civilisation? I think it would be a very good idea. – Mohandas K Gandhi
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ENG to CH Translation: The yellow wave and its durian effect 黃潮和其榴槤效應 (Malaysiakini 12 Nov 2007)

The yellow wave and its durian effect
Azly Rahman
Malaysiakini Nov 12, 07

“Bersih, Cekap, Amanah” – old political slogan

“Cemerlang, Gemilang, Terbilang” – new political slogan

“B.e.r.s.i.h” – slogan to get from the new slogan to the old.

I quote the first few paragraphs of the 1776 American Declaration of Independence:

“… When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. …
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Deal with the rot, not the tape 亟需糾正的腐化司法制度 (Malaysiakini 9 Oct 2007)

Deal with the rot, not the tape
M Bakri Musa Sep 28, 07 11:41am
If Chief Justice Ahmad Fairuz has any sense of personal honour and professional integrity left, he should resign immediately. If Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has even the slightest responsibility for leadership and moral duty to the citizens, he should not extend the Chief Justice’s contract, due to expire this October. If the Malaysian Bar Council has any credible principle of societal obligation and self-policing ethics of a profession, it would disbar the lawyer making that phone call shown in the infamous video clip exposed by former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim.
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The Outer Space Travel 2007 太空漫遊2007


Can I buy the best telescope by using RM 31
To see the poor schools all the way from the outer space
To see the children, who, can’t afford to study
To see the patients, who, are suffering because of lack of $$$, to see the doctors
To see the old folks, who, are lonely and homeless
To see the nation’s poverty, starvation, struggle, and hopelessness,
After, paying RM 31
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Doomsday 末日 (Written in April 2006)

“I wonder if it is the end of the world when we wake up tomorrow,” she whispered in my ears when I held her in my arms. “Honey, we could only pray that things will improve soon,” I replied with my warmest tone of voice. When I looked into her beautiful eyes, which were full of tears, I felt like I wanted to stare into them forever, as if the adorable eyes of hers would allow both of us to swim in, when the temperature reached minus 20℃ in Hong Kong.
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