Saturday, December 20, 2008


traditional korean dress
With petrol at its lowest low, life is at least tolerable. Travelling is made feasible to take kids along on a balik kampung trip. Cycling like the Jerit groups is a no-go unless it is necessary. But things sold in supermarket are still costly and reluctant to go down. Then guys in korea will say Neomu Bisayo.

An old malaysikini news portion:
Kok sues Utusan, Chamil for RM30mil
Hafiz Yatim | Dec 12, 08 10:58am
breaking news updated 5.50pm Selangor exco and Seputeh MP Teresa Kok has filed a RM30 million defamation suit against Umno-owned Utusan Malaysia and prominent writer Chamil Wariya.

2. It is an attempt to keep Teresa Kok relevant in blogsphere and Malaysiakini to prolong her momentum. Today I will say to her Neomu Bisayo.

3. In an online dictionary [for tourists] Neomu Bisayo is described as it is too expensive. [You may manage to haggle down the price, during your shopping experience, and then again you may not. But most Koreans find it pleasant that you tried to say your sentiments in the local language!]

4. Dear Teresa,I will say Neomu Bisayo to the RM30 million defamation suit against Chamil Wariya dan Utusan. With respect, lets share with Teresa Kok what lies underneath the multi million ringgit claim.

5. Seputeh Member of Parliament Teresa Kok Suh Sim on Friday filed a RM30 million defamation suit against Malaysian Press Institute chief executive officer Datuk Chamil Wariya and Utusan Malaysia Sdn Bhd over an article published in the Malay daily on Oct 12 this year.

Date: 12 December 2008
KL High Court
Legal firm: S.N. Nair & Partners.
Teresa Kok: 44, a Selangor state executive council member.
Chamil Wariya: the contributor of the article as first defendant.
Utusan Melayu Sdn Bhd: published the said article as second defendent.
Teresa's claim:
  • the article's contents implied that she was a racist, a religious and racial bigot, untrustworthy person and a bad politician.
  • the article also implied that she was a chauvinistic politician who is anti-Islam and anti-Malay.
  • the manner she was portrayed in the article were unfounded, baseless, bereft of the truth, reckless and is in gross negligence.
  • the article was written in bad faith to instigate hatred and ill will against her in the eyes of the public.
What Teresa want:
  • seeking general damages of RM30 million,
  • seeking aggravated and exemplary damages.
  • seeking an injunction to restrain the defendants from further uttering, speaking or publising similar contents or words defamatory of the plaintif.
6. There are ways in visualising what is RM30 million. For a young technician with a salary of RM1000 a month, it is the total income for 2,500 years. For a CEO with RM30,000 a month, it is equivalent to the cumalative income for 80 years. It is also like 500 units of RM60,000 terrace house.

7. Assuming it is RM2 for a gallon of petrol, we can purchase 15,000,000 gallons. I think that will be enough to support travellings for all Malaysian for jalan-jalan balik kampung.

My dear Teresa, Neomu Bisayo I think.