Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Samy Vellu: No more racial riots, Malaysians now more civilised, united

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu does not think that racial riots can recur because Malaysians are more civilised and united and live in peace.

"Very frankly, I tell you, such a thing would not happen anymore because today Malaysians are so united and we work together and we eat together.

"I don't think in this country you can talk about races anymore.

"Malaysians are very civilised now ... and there are no races in this country but one Malaysian race.

"When I die, I won't die as an Indian but I will die as a Malaysian," he told a press conference here.

Samy Vellu, the former Works Minister and MIC president, was asked to comment on a warning by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin that racial riots may happen again if ties between the country's ethnic communities continued to be strained.

Samy Vellu, now the Special Envoy for Infrastructure to India and South Asia, said Malaysians should treat the past racial riots as a dream and forget it.

On another matter, Samy Vellu said the 9th International Conference of Tamil Studies would be held at the end of January next year at the Universiti Malaya.

He said the four-day conference would gather Tamil language and literature experts and scholars to share and exchange views on empowering the Tamil language.

 "It is anticipated that the conference will provide a positive impact on the development of Tamil language and literature in Malaysia and the rest of the world.

 "It is also expected to breathe new life into Tamil schools and pupils in the country," he said. - Bernama

Sunday, June 29, 2014

To All Muslim Friends Selamat Berpuasa 2014~ From Sungai Siput Boy

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Hiking : Part 2 - Gunung Nuang 1,498 metres (4,898 ft) Miracle survive and Giving up

1. From Cheras-Kajang Highway, Turn left to Batu 9 road after passing the toll
2. Go straight till reach traffic light (Police station) turn left
3. Go straight all the way..... long drive
4. By pass sungai congkak waterfall and toward Pangsoon Dam 
5. At the end of the road, you will see Gunung Nuang entrance arch at left.
GPS: N3.21639 E101.88369

1. After May survey, i call up my old friend, Tan Hua Ghee, Two x-mount kinabalu female, and Mr Yong for a real hike to Gunung Nuang Summit

2. I didn't bring DSLR camera, One Backpack and One liter of water..(Never bring less than 2-3 liter water for Gunung Nuang hike)... and some banana off course

3. We reach Gunung Nuang Entrance 645am and by 700am we started the hike

4. We took only 1.5 hours to reach Kem Lolo. Feeling great confident can reach Summit before 100pm. (Unwritten rules all hiker must know if we can't reach the summit before 100pm, we must start turn back to exit.)

5. Mr Yong, first casualty as he suffer cramp.... as we can't wait, he will rest and start walking back to car park while we continue...

6. From Kem Lolo to Kem Pacat its take around 1.5 hours. Its Tough..Started to feel the difficulty. When resting time, Quickly drink water and stretch my leg to prevent cramp...

7. From Kem Pacat to kem Pengasih is Nightmare + Hell!!!!!!  Its took another 1.5 hours. I named it KEM PEMBUNUH!!. Freaking Killing!!!!! Even before reach the Kem Pengasih, for the first time in my hiking career.... I surrender.. I say to my friend that i couldn't continue as my leg cramp till Thigh already and my back is feel hurt... I wanna turn back to exit... My friend give some moral support and by that time an angel was sent from heaven. A veteran stop by and offer me some salt..ORIS!!! After put into the little left over water, i drink it and feel immediately relieve a bit..... The ORIS really works to ease my pain.. I continue hike...

8. By 100pm pass 5 minute, We make it to the Gunung Nuang Summit!!! Yet there is nothing nice scenery to enjoy except the 2 little squirrel. The animal not afraid of human as too many hiker feed them with foods everyday...

9. After rest about 15 minute, we started to go down. We are very fortune as the weather was good and no rain. Looking at the path, we can predict what will happen if rain get in.

10. The most frustrated walk in whole life.... The road seem never end and like we will never reach station to station to exit..... After Kem LOLO, we all walk silently without much talk as very very tired and frustrated as the road seem never end...

11. I don't know what happen but my body suddenly feel great. My leg are ok, no more cramp and i feel full energy.. (maybe achieved reach the top, body no pressure).. 3 of my friend toe are pain and knee are pain... now my turn to wait for them....

12. We only reach car park at 700pm!!!!! exactly 12 hours hike!!!

13. The day after, one female in midnight have to see doctor for a pain killer injection on her knee. One female MC and another walk like zombie... Me?? Haha.... i don't feel any after hike effect... I can bend, can run can jump.. I really dont know what happen but I feel very great!!!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hiking : Part 1 - Gunung Nuang 1,498 metres (4,898 ft) Highest Mountain in Selangor


1. From Cheras-Kajang Highway, Turn left to Batu 9 road after passing the toll
2. Go straight till reach traffic light (Police station) turn left
3. Go straight all the way..... long drive
4. By pass sungai congkak waterfall and toward Pangsoon Dam 
5. At the end of the road, you will see Gunung Nuang entrance arch at left.
GPS: N3.21639 E101.88369

On May 2013, I finally decided to try hike Gunung Nuang which is the highest mountain in Selangor. There are so many story i heard about this mountain and most of it is not favorable. Most of the hiker who hike Gunung Nuang before always give this remark " It's Tougher Than Mount Kinabalu". As i have completed Mount Kinabalu some years ago, i really can't imagine how its going to be tougher than Mount Kinbalu.. in the same time I also bit of chicken out. 

Therefore to comfort myself, i plan to "survey" the place first instead of hike to the summit (play safe) but It's really a bad idea as we really can't taste much of gunung nuang if only reach Kem LOLO...

1. We start the journey around 900am to enter the famous "Never Ending Road"... Actually you will only learn why its call the never ending road after reach the summit and returning to car park....

2. Total 6 KM gradually steep wide clear road. 

3. Bamboo forest, Orang ASLI house, Water Dam and finally the Camping side.

4. I take 2 hours to reach Kem LOLO... at the same time Muscle started cramp...Recently use to cramp frequently. Maybe body weight getting more burden.

5. Still feel ok, chat with some camping guys and very confident can do it to the summit next round..(I was totally an idiot to think so at that moment)

6. Reach back car park at 100pm.

7. Confident to reach summit in next actual hike august 2013.
(Again...... I'm very regret to think so)

***Nightmare and Miracle survive in next posting***

Friday, June 06, 2014

Sungai Siput Samy Vellu: Samy Vellu interview stokes up emotions in MIC ~ The Star June 5th

Samy Vellu interview stokes up emotions in MIC 

 KUALA LUMPUR: It was vintage Datuk Seri Samy Vellu. Except this time around, he was not condemning and fighting leaders he deems as his political “enemies” within the MIC but his own annointed successor as the party’s president.

Supporters of Datuk Seri G. Palanivel are up in arms over an interview he gave to Sunday Star which they claim is a scathing attack on Palanivel whom Samy Vellu personally groomed for over 20 years until he took over the party’s helm in 2010 when the veteran politician finally quit after 30 years as president.

It was Samy Vellu’s no-holds-barred remarks that riled up Palanivel’s supporters with some asking:” After riding rough shot over the party with an iron-fist for three decades, he should now play the role of an elder statesman”.

Among other things in the interview, he lambasted Palanivel as well as regretted fighting his former deputy Tan Sri S. Subramaniam.

 “I brought a man from nowhere. I built him; I gave him courage, I made him a deputy because at that time we were fighting with Subramaniam.

 “Now I realise there was no reason for the fight ( with Subramaniam). I presented him (Palanivel) to the whole country wherever I went. I did all the work and promoted him. He became president. From the day he took over as president, I have nothing to do with MIC. He doesn’t talk to me much or call me”.

And answering a question, Samy Vellu said he does not call Palanivel because he now is an ordinary man.
He rubbed in further by saying: “ How can I call such a big man?”.

Palanivel has thus far declined to comment on the issue but party insiders have indicated he was very upset over this “most unkind cut” from his former boss.

They cited last week’s by-election in Teluk Intan where Palanivel went to the ground for 13 days mobilising the Indian votes and which resulted in the Barisan Nasional wresting the Parliamentary seat from the DAP.
Both Samy Vellu and Palanivel lost their Parliamentary seats in the party’s crushing defeat in the 2008 general election.

 “He should not be condemning a party president,” said a senior MIC official.

Since Palanivel took over, many members and leaders who left MIC out of protest against Samy Vellu’s leadership had rejoined the party, claimed the official.

Palanivel’s supporters reportedly want Samy Vellu to stop meddling in MIC business and focus on his new job as business envoy to South Asia. - Bernama