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crackdown on gambling
condemns Israeli violence
urge precautions against HFM disease
Virus claims new victims
lauds Malaysiakini press freedom award
to study Apostasy Bill
on plunging newspaper readership reveals shock results
contemplates expulsion of 10 million Malaysians
attempts world record
project to be revived
Transport System to be implemented
|Doctors urge precautions against HFM disease
Doctors nationwide are urging the public to take stringent precautions
against an outbreak of HFM (Hyper-chronic Foot-in-Mouth disease) in the
country. "Over the past few months, we have already seen many a senior
politician with his foot in his mouth making the most ridiculous statements,"
said a doctor who refused to be named. "An UMNO Youth leader says
demonstrations are foolish and stupid, then organizes a big noisy demonstration
himself just a few days later. An MCA leader says it did not disburse millions
in scholarship money to poor students for ten years because it conveniently
forgot all about it. And yet another leader rants on constantly about foreigners
out to recolonise us, then goes off visiting those foreigners begging them
to invest in Malaysia. The disease has reached epidemic proportions."
Doctors warned that the symptoms may be completely untreatable
if the sufferer has reached critical stages of disease such as being appointed
to the UMNO Supreme Council.
Foot-in-Mouth epidemic has
reached highest levels of society
|What are the warning symptoms of the disease?
Chronic verbal DIARROHEA;
VOMITING out the most inane, unbelievable statements;
SORE THROAT from raving and ranting all day about foreigners out to recolonise
SHIFTY EYES watching to see if people listening know the sufferer is lying
through his teeth;
PROFOUND LOSS OF HEARING to any dissenting or independent views;
SUDDEN LOSS OF VOCAL ABILITY when confronted by public scandals; INFLAMMATION
of the head;
IRREPAIRABLE BRAIN DAMAGE; ADMITS to being members of UMNO, MCA or MIC.
|How is the disease spread?
DIRECT CONTACT with UMNO, MCA or MIC politicians;
PROLONGED EXPOSURE to local newspapers and television news programmes;
INDIRECT CONTACT WITH ITEMS such as bribes and contracts given by infected
INHALING THE ATMOSPHERE of fear and repression spread by victims.
|What precautions do you need to take?
COVER YOUR EYES AND EARS at any time you see a government
politician on television or in the local newspapers;
AVOID PUBLIC PLACES such as the Putra World Trade Centre or events launched
by any government ministers;
NOURISH your mind with alternative news, independent viewpoints and healthy
DON'T vote Barisan Nasional in the next General Elections."
JE Virus claims new victims
Victim: "Physically sick"
|Nearly two years after the last reported outbreak of
the dreaded JE Virus, Health Ministry officials last month warned the public
that the deadly disease has recently claimed many new victims within the
Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA). The outbreak was triggered by the
release of a report by the Bukit Pelanduk Nipah Outbreak Committee, alleging
that hundreds of thousands of ringgit in aid money were disbursed to very
healthy MCA aides and family members, while millions in donations were
Many senior MCA politicians were known to have become
"physically sick" on reading the report, retreating away from
reporters and into their homes in order to recuperate. Others have reportedly
complained of dizzy spells, feeling confused and experiencing loss of speech
after having been exposed to the report. "I felt sick to the stomach
after reading only a few pages," said one victim.