Monday, May 16, 2011

Teacher's Day

Today is Teacher’s Day in Malaysia! Thanks to those who sent their greetings! And school teachers are celebrating because according to The Malaysian Insider on May 16, the BN government has announced a pay rise for 7,000 senior educators and raised the pay ceiling for all teachers as they prepare to call a general election that is expected within the year. I don’t mind receiving a pay rise too – but lecturers are more often than not, an unappreciated lot! Oh well…

This is hilarious, folks! According to Mahathir Mohamad (left) and reported by Bernama (Webpage
http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/bm/newsindex.php?id=585498, posted May 10, 2011), buying a Proton car is an “amal jariah”. That means, those Muslims will get "pahala" or good points from God if they buy a Proton car or two. This is because when we buy a Proton car, we are helping all those employees of Proton and many more who would get jobs with Proton. It’s like doing charity! Whether Proton is a quality car or not is really not important – Malaysians must buy Proton to support the company’s employees and their families. BS from the former Prime Minister.

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