Saturday, July 2, 2011


Here's an old song from 1980 that sums up what living in Malaysia is like these days.

Why must you record my phone calls?

Are you planning a bootleg L.P?

Said you've been threatened by gangsters

Now it's you that's threatening me.

Can't fight corruption with con tricks

They use the law to commit crime?

I dread, dread to think what the future will bring

When we're living in gangster times.

"Don't call me Scarface!"

Don't interrupt while I'm talking

Or they'll confiscate all your guitars.

A catch - 22 says if I sing the truth

They won't make me an overnight star.

Don't offer us legal protection

They use the law to commit crime.

I dread to think what the future will bring

When we're living in real gangster times.

Big Yellow Taxi

I just love the way the yellows outnumber the others

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

mellow yellow

For all those who can't (for whatever reason) make it to the BERSIH 2.0 rally on Saturday July 9th,
but STRONGLY SUPPORT the demands of the movement, my message is:


Decorate your home and compound - like you do for the big festivals - but use yellow ribbons, paper streamers etc. Tie a yellow ribbon to your car antenna, wear yellow clothes, put a yellow flower in your hair. Think YELLOW

The mainstream media is slavishly spinning the rally as an opposition tactic to try and overthrow the government. This is NONSENSE.

Bersih 2.0 is a CIVIL SOCIETY movement - that means you and me. The people are calling on the Election Commission to clean up the electoral process. That's all!
I'm sure that none of the people who have pledged to walk with Bersih would really want to be spending their Saturday in this way, but, and it's a big BUT, they have been left with no alternative.

The unfettered corruption during the recent Sarawak elections clearly shows that the Election Commission HAVE NOT, and ARE NOT willing to take onboard the people's complaints and demands.

Please make sure that the people you interact with, who rely on the mainstream media for their information, are made aware of the real reason why hundreds of thousands of peace-loving Malaysians from around the world will be giving up their Saturday.