No reason to die

Malaysia introduced a form of National Service for their young men and women. It was not the rigorous form of military training expected of NS in Singapore. It was aimed at nation building and racial integration. Despite the less demanding physical and military training required for fighting soldiers, death seems to be quite frequent. Quite a number have died for strange reasons. Parents are questioning how their young and healthy sons and daughters could die after a short stink in training. They are angry and in deep pain for these things to happen to their loved ones. The random selection for NS is like striking a death lottery. How could this continue to go on?


Anonymous said...

Anyone heard of people dying in a scout and girl guide camp?

Anonymous said...

The manner by which this and other projects of the past and current administration have been conducted speaks volumes on their incompetence. They are like a chicken running without a head. It seems that there are just too many Indian Chiefs making pronouncements and decisions without the due process or SOP. They have the Royalty, the State Governments, the Ministers etc and etc, all making statements and taking matters into their own hands.

The current leader is weak, indecisive and not respected, so no wonder the country is grinding to a halt. I have no doubts we are about to see an upheaval in this nation and hopefully order will be restored after the chaos. It might take a generation before the country will recover from this debacle and put things right. They all have Mahathir to thank for this.

The good news is that the democratization of the country is happening and this augurs well for Malaysia and in a way Singapore. Hopefully Singapore will, despite the obstacles in place, follow suit.

redbean said...

matilah, you are being seditious. no need to make such wild and unsubtantiated comments. people will only be flamed. i am amending your post as below.

posted by matilah.

Malaysia is a backward, racially-based collectivist society, that leans to ward socialism.

Of course you are going to get "national service". For one thing, the state will get at the young men before the Mullah's and Imman's seduce them all into being terrorists, and virgin suicide bombers--so eager for a fuck that they'd believe the nonsense which tells them that if they blow themselves and a few infidels up.
So I guess national service in Malaysia is not that bad an idea :-)

May 13, 2008 5:57 PM

Matilah_Singapura said...

Remind me to offer you a job as a speech writer/consultant if I ever enter politics...

Actually you've paid me a compliment, for which I am grateful. I'm constantly improving my seditious speech and blasphemy.

Thank you for your support -- I shall always wear it -- to avoid injury, of course :-)

redbean said...

thank you, thank you.

attacking people's god and religion is not what i want to encourage. let me believe in their beliefs. if it is a healthy of pros and cons done objectively, i am for it.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Since when has there been "objectivity" in religion?

> attacking people's god and religion is not what i want to encourage. <

What? You sanctimonious ___ (insert your favourite insult). If god is such a fucking great cunt, do you think 'lil ol' you needs to protect him from 'lil ol' me?

Anyway, you don't have to encourage anything. I will blaspheme everyday, because I enjoy life's simple pleasures!

And attacking "people's god" as you call it, is much better than attacking "god's" people. Better to attack that invisible piece of mindless fiction than flesh and blood humans--whose only mistake is that they believe in absolute nonsense.

redbean said...

The Malaysian parents are up in arms to protest against the national service. I am surprised that a 3 month course, probably similar to our outward bound school, can be so deadly. 16 deaths so far and so many abuses.

And what can 3 months do for nation building and bring the people closer together when they are being kept apart all their growing years not only through schooling but lifestyles and govt policies and unofficial education. Nation building and the integration of different races, if can be achieved over 3 months, would be a miracle.

Matilah_Singapura said...

> if can be achieved over 3 months, would be a miracle. <

There you go again, expecting allah to intervene when human beings have done explicitly stupid things.

Can't you understand the old fella is very busy? He has to organise 75 virgins for each suicide bomber...and he is swamped with work -- i.e. demand has 'exploded', so to speak.

The chap simply has no time to fix people's shit in a toilet like Malaysia.