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Saturday, March 28, 2015

'The only thing that is constant is change'

'The only thing that is constant is change'
(Heraclitus, circa 500 B.C., Ephesus, Greece)
More than 2,500 years ago, Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher propagated the above. And till today, he is still right. Well, nearly (everything changes except God).
But what we have today are a bunch of people, mostly in their youthful confidence, that they can bring immediate change. Would immediate change be good?
This would be something I have to disagree to as I believe in that changes must go through a process.
An expecting mother will carry her foetus for approximately 9 months. Too early, the baby might not survive; too late, the baby faces complications in later life.
Same as change. Follow its process, the change will lead to improvement. Improvement itself is a set of controlled chaos.
Sometimes, changes has to be forced upon. I have to agree. But always, when changes that are forced upon us is successful, there must be an agent of change to control it.
Using back the analogy of birth. Sometimes, a mother has to undergo Caesarean section surgery. It does not come without danger, but we seldom hear unsuccessful delivery. Why? The presence of a doctor as an agent of change.
One last analogy when it comes to change. When seeds are sown onto the ground, the seeds will take time to grow. It will grow its roots into the ground. Come the weather shine or rain, how deep the root will determine how the seed, now grown into a tree will survive. Not deep enough, the wind will uproot it, and the bright sunlight will wither it.
So, do you want to be an agent of change?
Due credit to my fellow patriot Brother Jamalee Bashah for prompting me to write about change.

First published on 4th June 2015 at 10.48pm.

Malaysian MRCA Programme - The Next Step

As the curtain falls over the Langkawi International Maritime and Air Show 2015 (LIMA 2015), the long anticipated announcement on RMAF MRCA programme to replace the RMAF ageing Mikoyan Gurevich MiG29N air superiority fighters were yet to be announced.  While the lack of announcement was a dampener for LIMA, it was a foregone conclusion, considering capital funding for the programme under the 10th Malaysia Plan had long since been exhausted and the budget for 11th Malaysia Plan is only expected to be tabled in April or May 2015.

However, the lack of announcement does not mean that Malaysian Government is not committed to do window shopping during the same air show.  The lack of announcement had instead resulted in an even more intense jostling and bidding behind the scene for the small pie in Malaysian defence budget.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Updates and What not

It has been about a month since I last properly update this blog.  And within this one month, a few things have had occurred.


  1. The first A400M had just arrived in Malaysia today.  One of the giants had landed at Subang AFB late evening today.  Unfortunately, I wasn't there for its arrival as I was engaged in a separate event.
  2. Views on the war against Da'ish as an ideological war has been strengthened by a writing by Fareed Zakaria recently.  He stated that Pentagon has now approach this issue as an ideological war instead as a normal all out conventional war.  Finally, someone in US are really thinking things through.
  3. EA forms are out.  Time to pay your tax and be 'patriotic'.
  4. AFP was informed of the Battle of Mamasapamo by MILF, not by AFP.  Now that is something to ponder about.
  5. Cold War 2.  What you think about it?  
  6. Myanmar conducted an air raid on a town in Yunnan Province, China, killing 4 civilians.  Remember #5?
Till I have the time to further update the blog.

Majlis Tahlil Kpl Azrul Tukiran (PGB - KIA, Kpg Simunul Jaya, Semporna - 2 Mac 2013)

Suasana syahdu di Kampung Rantau Panjang, Klang, Selangor masih terasa walaupun sudah dua tahun arwah Kpl Azrul terkorban dalam pertempuran berdarah di Kampung Siminul Jaya, Semporna di tangan pengganas Tausug Filipina.

Demi Tanahair Tercinta

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sleeping on the job - Symptom of Manpower Stretch?

This photo have been spreading like wildfire on the internet, partly because of people's unhappiness with rising crime rate and perceived laziness of police in pursuing and arresting criminals on the street. But more so due to these officers being part of an establishment that is being purposely portrayed as the reason the current government could stay in power. 

Action had since been taken on the 2 officers. And the internet is now filled with condemnation at these officers.