My life as a Malaysian doctor in the United States.
KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s groups are against proposed changes to a Bill which
appears to enhance Muslim men’s rights in cases of polygamy and make divorce
simpler for them.
The Bill is expected to be tabled in the Dewan Negara tomorrow. Some women senators told The Star that they would object to the Bill or vote against it.
KUALA LUMPUR: Women senators who have been up in arms against the controversial family law Bill, which they say will lead to erosion of their rights, will have no choice but to vote for it.
All talk of breaking ranks to vote against the Bill dissipated after Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz spoke to them in small groups before talking to a group of 25 senators, including the 19 women.
Anxious to ensure that Barisan Nasional senators toe the line, he warned that he was invoking the Whip (are they f*cking kidding me??) and ordered the 19 Barisan women senators to vote for the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) (Amendment) Bill 2005 when it comes up for debate today.
“They are free to debate and speak their mind, but when it comes to a vote, they have to follow,” Nazri told a hastily called press conference. The Bill must go through. No question about that,” said Nazri, who is in charge of parliamentary affairs.The 19 women senators were lined up against a contentious Islamic Bill, which having been unanimously passed under protest, eroded their rights while enhancing the men’s.
On the eve of the debate, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz invoked the whip, compelling the women senators to toe the party line. They did. Each said that despite her conscience, “I am a loyal party member and will obey.”
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Bargain university degrees.
1) Luncheon Meat
Ah. Ma Ling luncheon meat. And which schoolboy did not grow up on this? A processed meat made of pork, tendons, tripe and whichever poor factory worker who was unfortunate enough to fall into the blender, my brothers and I consumed this by the cartons. School lunch was usually slices of this on bread. Also used generously in fried whatever else. I went crazy when I found this in one of the Asian stores here the other day.
It was THE junkfood of its era. You could eat it on its own, or empty the enclosed sachet of MSG into the pack before eating it, or, like what we did, order a 40-sen bowl of laksa from the school canteen , and when we were done, get extra soup and dump this pack in for a 2nd meal. Clever huh?
3) Grandpa's pancakes
No pictures here. But my late grandpa used to make us his pancakes. Nothing special in terms of taste, I've probably had much better pancakes in the recent years, but this was homemade! By Ah Kong. Made to order. Usually when we were hungry at breakfast time. He'd have the music of his old chinese opera blaring on the radio when he'd make this. Some lady singing about constipation, I suppose, hearing how high-pitched and pained her voice was. Maybe she ate too many pancakes. But yea, this brings back warm memories.
Need I say more? Damn, this is making me hungry. Anyone know of any good curry puff recipe???
Ok, I admit, I didn't particularly like this. But the toys! You get toys with this 50-sen snack. Which is an overstatement considering it was just a pack of 8-or-so chewy stool-like bits of chocolate covered biscuits. And no, I'm still not sure why there's a picture of Doraemon AND Popeye on the box. Maybe Doraemon was Popeye's pet? Or perhaps he had a thing with him, behind Olive's back? Geez, junkfood can be so bad for you.
So that's it. And no, I won't tag anyone else with this.
One UGLY snowman. Believe it or not, he's wearing a real Armani tie. Was one of my favourite ties, until I was stupid enough to not believe the washing instructions. DRY CLEAN ONLY. Yeah, right, I thought. And totally ruined it.
Snow angel. Don't think the harp and halo's convincing anyone though.
And the answer is: (E)! The Orchidometer, or Ball-O-meter, something I use frequently at work when evaluating hypogonadism. For such a simple device (string-of-pearls) it's bloody expensive.
Therefore, Santa, I hope you, in all your wisdom, do not get fooled by these malicious lies that were obviously made up by people envious of I. But, being as forgiving as I am, will not hold it against them that they look like chickenshit while I've been mistaken for Michaelangelo's David. After all, who can blame them? It's hard to not envy perfection.
So, Santa, I hope you take all this into consideration when you plan your list. And remember, I'm wanting that BLACK iPod nano. And my thong size is 30.