Friday, June 1, 2012

How can we get the 1% to stop hogging 99% of the goodies?

The Yin Yang of World Hunger by David Revoy
What started off as a doodle by French artist David Revoy has now gone viral on the internet. Read Revoy's personal account of how a simple idea swiftly evolved into a powerful visual meme.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sinking deeper and deeper into a vast pit of shit...

In today's press briefing, SUARAM confirmed that apart from individuals involved such as Najib and his close friend Razak Baginda, the Malaysian ruling party (UMNO) is the biggest beneficiary.

The evidence SUARAM lawyers have gathered include a sub-folder entitled "C4" which swivels the spotlight for the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder back onto Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor.

Najib "Ferdinand" Razak & Rosmah "Imelda" Mansor
The Malaysian first couple have been accused of being involved in her murder and two of their bodyguards have been sentenced to hang for killing the 28-year-old Mongolian lady and exploding her body with C4 to prevent identification. Altantuya, who Baginda admits was his mistress, is believed to have had knowledge of the Scorpene transaction.

Apart from Najib and Baginda, former finance minister Daim Zainuddin was also implicated when SUARAM revealed that documents seized by the French police included a note that named Mohd Ibrahim Mohd Noor as one of the players. According to SUARAM, Mohd Ibrahim is close to Daim.

[Read the whole sordid tale here.]

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Why settle for Crap News when you can access Rap News?


It is a time of corporate war.

Deprived of a reliable media the people of Planet Earth are kept misinformed and in a state of perpetual conflict.

In order to discover whether an honest Fourth Estate is the Force than can restore peace and balance to this distant arm of the Galaxy, Juice Rap News consults two of journalism's most inflammatory figures: Rebel journalist enfant terrible, Julian Assange who awaits a verdict in London which could see him 'extradited' to Sweden. And, on the opposite end of the media spectrum, Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul embroiled in legal scandals which go to the highest level of celebrity in Britain.

In the manichean manner of some ancient laser sword and forcery epic, join the wisest news-anchor in the galaxy, Robert Foster, as he attempts to wrangle these two figures together for a rap-debate.

Will the light or the dark side prevail, and is it really so easy to know which is which? Will egos get in the way of civilised debate? How many Bothans died to bring us this information? Is the Force Estate with Robert? Will we see THE RETURN OF THE JOURNALI before the EMPIRE EXTRADITES BACK?

For answers to these questions, and more, pull down your blast shields, switch off your on-board computer and feel the force in this episode of Juice Rap News... or click play.

Congratulations and respect, Giordano Nanni and Hugo Farrant of The Juice Media, for brilliantly realizing an idea whose time is now!

These girls would be arrested in Malaysia... (updated)

Uploaded 24 September 2009

First of all these girls are dressed in red. Remember the Jerit cyclists who were harassed, arrested and obstructed at every turn when they decided to ride across the country to alert people to urgent social issues? Red is a Communist color.... oops, forgot that Umno samseng also wear red T-shirts.

Second of all these amazingly acrobatic young ladies would be accused of attempting to impersonate our national flower, the hibiscus. A very serious offence, almost as bad as premarital sex or drinking beer in public if you're a Muslim.

Third of all such an exhibitionistic display of unladylike behavior could encourage our local women to become pengkid - tomboys - and there's a fatwa against that. We can't have Ambiga Sreenevasan's lascivious LGBT legions grow from strength to strength.

Best of all these 16 acrobats from China appear to have no qualms about revealing their knickers. This could precipitate traffic jams and riots on our streets and cause petty traders aligned with Umno to lose revenue. Najib would be forced to call out his army of veteran bumwigglers. Malaysia would lose face big time. The Agong would be compelled to issue a statement advising us to stay united and vote BN.

Ahhhh... fuck all that shit. What is it about young girls and bicycles? Can't resist them!

A loving tribute to the incredibly, amazingly, absurdly talented Jo Kukathas

I met Jo Kukathas 32 years ago when she was teaching literature at the Garden School. Apart from performing the occasional skit with her siblings or reciting poetry to entertain her ebullient and extremely eloquent father - the late K. Das, former bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review, best-selling author, political commentator, and arguably the foremost authority on Mahathiritis (long before it acquired the status of a terminal, practically incurable disease) - Jo had never been on stage, except perhaps in a few school productions.

At our very first meeting, I noticed she had remarkable control of her voice, and asked if she had tried her hand at acting. "Not professionally," she replied, and I laughed and said Malaysia doesn't have any professional theatre yet, we're all amateurs, so she ought to give it a go.

And give it a go Jo did. In a matter of months I found myself applauding wildly after a theatrical performance in which Jo Kukathas featured - can't remember which play it was now. All I know is that Jo has never once disappointed - no matter what role she took on.

I don't want to make this a full-blown essay on the versatile, vivacious and vonderfully high-voltage Ms Kukathas - she deserves at least a 500-page official biography - and I can't possibly do the woman justice with a single blogpost.

Let it be known far and wide, nevertheless, that I absolutely adore and admire this feisty, brilliant peacock feather in the cap of Malaysian theatre. If she had chosen to be born in the UK or the USA, she would most certainly be vying for her share of the Oscars alongside actresses like Goldie Hawn, Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep.

Jo, please take as many bows as you please.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Eggs and stones may break your bones... but Umno/BN MUST be overthrown!

"Even if our bodies are crushed and our lives lost, brothers and sisters, whatever happens, we must defend Putrajaya." ~ Najib Razak, Umno crime minister of Malaysia

Defend Putrajaya against whom? A few million Indonesian, Myanmarese and Bangladeshi workers? Or is Najib referring to opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and the Pakatan Rakyat coalition he leads?

What a pathetic poseur!
Who the fuck elected you?
Certainly not anyone I know.
Najib, listen up, fat boy! You're talking about me - and at least 10 million thinking voters who sincerely want to see you and Umno/BN OUT. We're ready to carry out a citizen's arrest on you for high treason. What you said about "crushed bodies and lost lives" is insanely incendiary - you are threatening us with blood on the streets, no less, if Umno/BN loses the 13th General Election. That is clearly a criminal offence - and anywhere else in the civilized world, any politician uttering such rabid  and dangerous rhetoric would be considered clinically mad and put in a padded cell.

You've already had 55 years of uninterrupted power and you can no longer deny that Umno/BN has fucked up big time. Malaysia is undergoing a moral crisis of gargantuan proportions - and soon it will also be a financial and political nightmare.

I swear to you, Jibby, the only thing that's going to be crushed is you and your witchy wife's big fat egos. Down, down you go, boy - along with Umno/BN!

Bravo, Jo! ;-)