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Child rapist walks free? |

I have only one word to say: despicable.

Read the whole story in the link below.

Child rapist walks free? |

More food for thoughts:

The rationale of the Court of Appeal for its decision included among other considerations the fact that Noor Afizal is a national bowler meant public interest would not be served if he was sent to jail as he had a bright future ahead of him.

The court also determined that there was a consensual sexual relationship between him and the young girl and included that in its considerations.

Let’s get this straight. A 13-year-old girl is a child. This is not a case of two consenting adults. Noor Afizal who was 18 at the time of the rape had sex with a child. Period.

Statutory rape laws are put into place with the intention of protecting young girls from falling prey to older men. These laws are meant to protect children. They were not intended to absolve men from blame of having sexual intercourse with underage girls.

The fact that Noor Afizal is a national bowler only serves to stress the need for public role models such as athletes to maintain a code of conduct that includes not only the respect of the law but also having moral integrity.

Read full article here:

And another one, from a female perspective this time:

Noor Afizal allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl in a hotel room in Ayer Keroh, Malacca, on June 5.

On Aug 7, he escaped punishment when the Court of Appeal president Raus Md Sharif set aside the five-year jail term imposed on Noor Afizal and agreed with Noor Afizal’s counsel, Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, that public interest would not be served by a custodial sentence, as Noor Afizal showed great promise.

Nothing was said about the future prospects of the victim – the girl Noor Afizal raped.

Hisyam said that Noor Afizal was 18 when the offence was committed.

Again, they ignored the age of Noor Afizal’s victim. She was only 13 years old when she was raped.


Ok, so what does Noor Afizal and his current girlfriend Atiqah Shabudin have to say about the matter?

If you want to engage them directly on the matter and feel my re-posts are unfair and unbalanced, please feel free to get their side of the story. Nor Afizal’s twitter handle is @afyeyka, while Atiqah Shabudin’s is @anak_budin.

The following convos are taken as direct screencapture from their respective twitter pages.

screencapture#1 tweet Noor Afizal Azizan and Atiqah Shabudin

screencapture#3 tweet Noor Afizal Azizan and Atiqah Shabudin

screencapture#2 tweet Noor Afizal Azizan and Atiqah Shabudin


You seek photos?

Photo#1 Noor Afizal Azizan (c) The MolePhoto (c)

The rest below are publicly available from Atiqah’s twitter page and blog. All rights (incl copyright) are restored back to her.

Photo#2 Noor Afizal Azizan and Atiqah Shabudin

Photo#3 Noor Afizal Azizan and Atiqah Shabudin

Photo#4 Noor Afizal Azizan

Photo#5 Noor Afizal Azizan and Atiqah Shabudin


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Anime Festival Asia (MY) 2012 – A Short Review

It came and went.

My observation:

  1. PWTC is not a suitable venue – it is too small with poor ventilation. Perhaps using a stadium is better like Std Putra Bukit Jalil or Stadium Melawati Shah Alam: half of it can be used as exhibition hall and the other half for stage activities.
  2. Organizers should be more “calculative” when allowing visitors in. What I mean is the venue was terribly packed with people you’d be hard pressed to enjoy the exhibitions because all you wanted to do was to get out and get some fresh air. Maybe they can have a system: you only allow X amount of people to go in and when it reaches maximum, you only allow more people when existing visitors have exited. Kinda like how they do it at clubs.
  3. Security needs to be stricter when implementing crowd control at the stage area. It was very frustrating when latecomers just surged ahead to the front of the stage and remained standing up and basically blocking the views of people who were already seated (and waited for hours for the activities to start!). A simple solution is to close-off the main seating area once it is full so that latecomers would stand at the sides near the barricades. LATECOMERS SHOULD NOT BE REWARDED OR TOLERATED. It is disrespectful to those who came early and waited patiently. Side note: Malaysian audience still has a long way to go in terms of manners and courtesy.
  4. The quality of cosplayers in Malaysia is disappointing, I’d even venture to say that we performed very poorly as compared to our neighbours like Singapore, Thailand and Philippines. The Malaysian leg of the regional cosplay competition made me wanted to gauge my eyes out. Maybe we can have better contestants with better publicity?

I don’t think I will not be going to future Malaysian legs of AFA. It is a lot more satisfying and enjoyable to simply save my money and time for the Singapore one because it is better organized with better exhibitors and cosplayers. I’d ask for my RM30 back, but KANAME’s appearance made up for it. Some pics below:


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Malaysia Has the Worst Taxi Drivers in the World ~ Part II

(photo is for illustrative purposes only)

In 2008, Malaysia’s embarrassing open secret was exposed: we claimed title to having the worst taxi drivers in the world.

As someone who takes public transportation regularly for the past 12 years, and who has travelled quite a bit to other countries, I agree. When the above article came out on AFP and subsequently picked up by news service all around the world, I wrote a blog post called Malaysian Taxis – Complaints Etc to help direct people to the right channels and authorities when they have the unfortunate luck of using these scoundrels’ services. Til today it remains one of the most read posts in this blog.

Well apparently our Malaysian taxi drivers are working very hard to retain the title. This appeared in The Star today.

Briton charged RM450 for 10km trip, sparking furore over cheating cabbies

PETALING JAYA: An English tourist was charged RM450 for a taxi ride from KL Sentral to the Suria KLCC shopping centre, a distance of less than 10km.

The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) said the tourist paid the fare before lodging a report against the driver.

SPAD chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said they were investigating and would take action against the taxi driver and the operator.

He said the taxi driver was believed to have threatened the tourist into paying the fee.

“Taxi drivers are our frontliners and ambassadors of the country as they interact with tourists daily.

“We are taking this seriously as it affects the country’s image,” he said after opening SPAD’s new enforcement centre at the Persada Plus here yesterday.

He said SPAD was conducting a study to regulate the pricing mechanism for the taxi coupon system.

“We want feedback from taxi drivers and passengers before proceeding with the study,” he said, adding that there were mixed views about the coupon system.

While some supported it, he said, others saw it as restrictive.

“Some drivers said they would be unable to take passengers if they were not part of the taxi coupon system, while others felt it restrict-ed their movement,” he said, adding that the system was implemented privately by mall and airport operators.

SPAD also announced the purchase of 17 new vehicles, which will be used by its enforcement officers nationwide.

Syed Hamid said the highest number of reports SPAD received were against illegal taxi touts, followed by complaints about overloaded lorries on the road.

In the 3,845 operations conducted since Jan 2010, 74 individuals and operators have been taken to court. Source: The Star Online

I could feel my shame and anger rising as I read this.

  1. We’re only taking this seriously now?
  2. We’re only conducting a study on a price regulating mechanism for taxis now?
  3. We’re only buying more enforcement vehicles now?
  4. We’re only having a SPAD enforcement centre now?

I wish to extend my apologies to the unnamed tourist in the article above. In fact I’d like to extend my apologies to everyone who’s ever had an unpleasant experience with Malaysian taxis. I wish I could say that these are aberrations; unfortunately, and with shame, I have to say that the bad apples happen to be the norm instead of the exception in my beautiful country.

Please read my original post on this matter, you can find it here. Where you can, share it as much as possible. If it can help one passenger in the future from being fleeced, or assist one to get some form of justice, it is worth the 2 seconds it takes you to click the share button.  Sometimes we feel victimised and abused but we do not lodge a complaint because we don’t know how, or we chuck it up to experience and tell ourselves we’ll just end up as a statistic anyway. But statistics can help. It may be slow, but when the number grows big enough, it will be deafening and the authorities will have no choice but sit-up and take action.

Help kick these “thugs” to the curb. In the words of the wise philosopher Dee Snider: “We’re not gonna take it, no we ain’t gonna take it, we’re not gonna take it anymore.”

He’s right.


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The Abominable Queue-Cutters

Queue sign by (c) mohsen hassan zadeh

I had my line cut twice in the past two days.

The first incident was when I was queuing up at the airport to get my boarding pass verified. A nervous looking gentleman with a laptop bag suddenly cut my line and stood very close to the passenger that was currently being served, leaving me with no room to step up to him and tell him to stop being a jerk. The line behind me was easily 10-people long and everyone was beginning to be slightly agitated. The man then left my line and cut the line of the counter next to mine before attempting to get in front of me – again!

The passenger behind me nudged me and asked me to stand closer to front of the line (I was standing behind the red line where you are supposed to stand while waiting for the passenger before you to be served). I did. Then when the man attempted for the third time to cut in, I told him, excuse me you are cutting my line.

What did he do?

He ignored me!

Tonight we were at the pharmacy to pick up some stuff. There was only one customer being served so my sister and I stood side by side behind him and chatted while we waited for him to finish his business. Then a middle-aged lady with her family of three came from my left and started to ask the cashier a question.

I placed my purchase of the counter and handed the cashier the money. The queue-cutter then sputtered and hesitated (I wasn’t even looking at her) and the cashier looked at both of us, then in a righteous tone said to me “I have to serve this customer because she was here first,” and gestured to the lady who was attempting to cut my line.

What?! Doesn’t she have eyes? Or was she so engrossed in ringing up the purchase of the customer before me that she didn’t know who’s first and who’s last?

My sister and I both said at the same time, “No, we were here first!”

(Look, I have no problem if all she wanted to do was to ask a question but I have a big problem if she was going to be served first because it was my turn.)

The cashier hesitated (again!) so I turned to look at the queue-cutter in a sort of “I-challenge-you-to-deny-my-rights” kind of way. She just nervously laughed and averted her eyes. The cashier then rang up my purchase without a word of apology or anything. Neither did the queue-cutter.

Having money or a posh education doesn’t give you class or manners. And you are no more entitled than the rest of us who patiently respect each other’s time and wait in line.

Shame on you.

I hope your children have better manners than yours.

(I cut queue only once in my lifetime. It was an emergency and I apologized to the line afterwards, AND I stood there taking in the angry rant from the girl whose line I cut because I know what I did was wrong despite the urgency of the matter. So yes, I consider such behaviour an abomination. Excusable in some situation of course, but one should have the decency to apologize and acknowledge that is is not okay to behave this way. This post should have never even be written.)

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Clothes Make a Girl Part 2

This is gonna be a quick one and this is gonna be the one and only time that I’d write about religion in this blog or anywhere else.

Apparently some people are outraged with this post of mine: Clothes Make a Girl. Some wrote to me about it, some even un-friended me on Facebook or ranted in their blogs/twitter about it.

That’s okay. I have been un-friended for lesser reasons. We don’t have to see eye to eye on anything and everyone’s entitled to their opinion.

I don’t have to clarify my intention but I want to.

Don’t mistake my call for tolerance as a defiance against one’s religion. The whole point of the post was to take religion out of the equation because frankly, her practice of religion is her business and no one else’s. So is mine, so is yours.

For us to brand her immoral and not a good person because she doesn’t wear a tudung (headscarf) or doesn’t dress the way we deem appropriate is being intolerant. My issue is with our lightning-quick judgement of people. It is not challenging the tenets of one’s religion. It is my challenging our habit of moral policing other people who don’t think, act, dress, live the way we do.

I want to say on record that I understand where the outrage came from and why. It is okay that you feel I am out of line for speaking up for this girl.  It is also okay for you to tell me that I don’t have adequate knowledge of the religion to speak about wearing or not wearing tudung. I know I don’t, which was why this post and the one that initiated it were never about religion or aurat to begin with. I stand by what I wrote: oftentimes we use just our eyes to measure other people – whether they are good or bad, worthy or unworthy – it’s all based on what we see. I am not sorry for pointing that out.

Like I said, everyone should be free and feel safe voicing their opinion.

(Coincidentally, the un-friend button is also free and safe to be used by everyone. There. That’s the extent of my passive-aggressiveness for today I promise.)

What I ask is for us to respect each other’s point of view. Most importantly, please respect everyone’s right to keep their religion and the practice of it as something private and sacred to them and them alone. Yes, as a society, as brothers and sisters, we should look out for each other, exchange knowledge, lend a hand, offer advice.

But please leave the superiority complex at the door. Getting outraged or excessively critical at those who have opposing opinions or what you deem a misinterpretation of religion, yours or theirs, is alienating them further from your cause, no matter how pure your intention might be. Tolerance, just like understanding, works both ways.

Speak and be heard. While we don’t have to agree, we also don’t have to be a bully and all rude and lordly about it either.

And yes, feel free to disagree.

(Sorry, I lied about this being a quick one. That’s the only apology you’re getting for today.)

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I Hate My Ex, Don’t You Yours?

Photo (c) Ilco ( was an innocent wall post by a friend, asking about Malaysia’s most famous cheat (ok, allegedly a cheat), that set me off. Like waking up from a fitful sleep it occurred to me, you know what, I f*cking hate you, Mr. ex-boyfriend. I hate you.

It is not your place to tell me that “we are okay”. That, is entirely up to me. I get to decide. It is my choice.

And f*ck no, we are not okay.

I don’t want to be your friend. I have not wanted to be your friend for a long time now. I just haven’t gotten around to saying it out loud.

So… no, we’re not friends.

Please, I am not heartbroken. Or angry. I just hate you. You repulse me.

If you were in front of me I would make a repulsed face, get up and walk away.

Have a good life.

(of course I didn’t mean that, not even a little bit).

Now, get out of mine. I quit being your friend. I quit.

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