Friday, December 19, 2008

Food but no new clothes

Famous Quote

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi latest message to the people of Malaysia:

"Never mind if you cannot buy new clothes,
"Never mind if you cannot buy new cars.
"Never mind if you cannot change new cushions
"we must have enough food ...
"This is important!

Let's pray that we have enough food if we have no new clothes, new cars or new cushions!


Anonymous said...

the more food one consume, more clothes needed!- Mmudahlupa

Anonymous said...

DR, i don't see any new mgmt books recommended by you nowadays! - Mmudahlupa

Moo... said...

Ha ha ha very funny. Malaysia can have enough food.

If no money, how can the poor buy food.

Jefus said...

Human rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Human rights refers to the 'basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.'[1] Examples of rights and freedoms which are often thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of expression, and equality before the law; and social, cultural and economic rights, including the right to participate in culture, the right to food, the right to work, and the right to education."

link here

Dear PM got it all backwards again. Ho hum,...... how many more days left?.....

Maverick SM said...


No more books to read or recommend. Just work hard only.


The govt0 will pay or subsidize.


Our PM understands; except ...

HuntressMoon said...

no clothes.. wearing old torn and worn clothes.. we will all end up looking like a fat beggar

Maverick SM said...


We have clothes, and, debts!!!

suka_aman said...

to a positive side,yes we do need food more than we need new cars,new clothes and new cushions.we are just so damn spoiled that we want all the things brand new.

when he have enough food that dont mean to eat like a pig and eat as much as you can.yes,once in a while it's ok to dine outside and experience some expensive cuisine.

with no new clothes,we can still wear the clothes that we have in our drawer or closet.i only buy new clothes when i need to buy them and not just to fill the lust of having to pack my closet with some different new clothes.

u gain weight then u have to buy new clothes.who the heck ask you not to watch what you eat?go to trim the fat down now.

boon said...

Hmm, this is the ultimate goal of development, huh?

rashid said...

kalau kita tanya mana-mana negara miskin,kita tanya mereka samada mereka pilih makanan atau pakaian dahulu.

jawapannya mesti makanan.

kita disini boleh dikatakan jauh lebih bertuah.makanan,pakaian, dan apa jua benda lagi kita boleh pilih untuk beli jika ada cukup duitnya.tak lah seperti negara miskin yang lain.boleh dikatakan jugak yang kita take for granted makanan yang ada depan mata kita.

saya pernah lihat gambar dimana seorang anak muda di sebelah benua Afrika terpaksa memakan tahi dari buntut lembu kerana kebuluran makanan!.

kebuluran pakaian baru,kereta baru tak pernah ada,kan?!.

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Maverick SM said...


You ahev a good viewpoint and I like the way you view things.


Well, maybe.


Ya, betul. We bernasib baik kerana belum makan taik lagi.

Ares Ang,

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Anonymous said...

What a wise word from the wise guy...

abu said...

Sometimes when I read the statements from our PM and his ministers, I don't know whether to laugh or to cry...

Laugh also got no laughter sound. Cry also got no tears man.

The quality of the Cabinet reflects the state of the country Bunch of jokers lah!

engkaulah said...

Abdullah is a good man who has a wrong sense of urgency and priorities. He has become the frustration of a nation for different reasons to each.

He means well but does not talk well. He means well but unfortunately, he does not do well.

daif said...

I think our PM should get to know BayiSingh. I am sure BayiSingh will not mind giving him some tips about investing and business management. Malaysia is so rich in resources and yet we have to struggle to make sure the rakyat have some new clothes, cushions and even food.

What a shame!

Maverick SM said...


Laugh, if you wanted to; just don't cry as mere words from thoughts with no affirmative solutions are heresy.


I agree he is a good man but I do not agree that it was a wrong sense of urgency; in fact the urgency is real. What is puzzling is - it is too simplistically spoken.


I agree with you. BayiSingh should meet up with PM.

Raison D'etre said...

What else can we say but "THE MAN'S BRILLIANT".

The rest of us layman/rakyat would have never realised it had THE MAN not voiced it for our benefit.


As always. :)

Maverick SM said...

Raison D'etre,

Yes, brilliant!!!

lintahbertulang said...

Rakyat Malaysia sepatutnya sedar dan bersyukur dengan apa yang ada. Jangan terlalu ikutkan hati dan boros. Dalam keadaan ekonomi yang tak menentu dan tak stabil sekarang ni, apa yang patut diutamakan adalah makanan kerana ia adalah perkara asas untuk hidup. Makan ikut keperluan dan bukan ikut kehendak nafsu. Jika makan ikut nafsu pun tak guna juga...

hampugheh said...

Betul lah tu, sekurang2nya ada makanan, tu yang paling penting.

Maverick SM said...


Betul, betul, betul


Ya, sekurangnya ada makanan.... memang betul.