Legal Aid

Just like any other countries, Malaysia’s legal system does provide legal aid services. Other than lying on our free time, lawyers do give pro-bono advice and also represent clients at court for free.

Legal aid ranges from prison visits to syariah law advice. The legal aid centre in Kuala Lumpur is mainly fueled by Chambering Students as chambering students have to perform legal aid services for couple of times before being called to the Bar.

Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad – currently houses the Malaysian Courts.

I was fortunate enough to be picked for the Dock Brief program, a program where we get to represent unrepresented criminals in criminal courts. Some criminals could not afford lawyers hence they have no where to turn to and no idea what to do in Court. Hence with the legal aid program, they will be guided accordingly before they go to hell for their sins.

Today was my first training day. It was fun running around courts interviewing criminals and meeting all sorts of people. I was given the opportunity to interview 2 criminals, one of them charged pimping and another with drug abuse.

Seeing those bald headed men in the cell makes you feel pity for them despite the fact they have committed crimes that you wish you could personally punish them. Those unfortunate ones who didn’t get bailed would have to stay in the prison until their next hearing date. I heard there was a case where the mother of an accused did not want the son the plead guilty but does not have the money to bail him. She claimed that her son is innocent and doesn’t want a criminal record to be entered in her son’s name. However, the accused has been in jail since last year. If he had pleaded guilty on day one. He would be out by today or in few weeks time. Unfortunately, he pleaded not guilty and had to stay in jail till his next hearing.

I had an interesting moment with one of the people that I interviewed,
“Hi, I’m Foong. I’m from the legal aid centre. Are you pleading guilty? If so, do you want you to represent you in court for free?”

Accused: I’ll plead guilty if you call my wife that I’m here.

Since I was told that I’m not supposed to do that, I turned the accused’s request down. In a sad tone, he requested us to proceed with the interview. The whole purpose of the interview is to extract information which will mitigate his sentence. It seems that the accused was a learned person who was unfortunate to be caught with drugs.

But of course, lawyers are humans too. Seeing all those unfortunate souls makes you feel pity for them. After we finish interviewing all the criminals, we chilled while waiting for the judge to come. I felt bad for rejecting his request hence I offered to call his wife for him. His wife doesn’t know that he’s changing prisons hence it is essential to inform her (but I’m sure she will be informed by prison officers after the sentencing). I did inform his wife with a PUBLIC PHONE. Rule No. 1 never give your contact to any criminals or their family members.

He got a 7 months sentence for drug possession.

One of the most important mitigating factors is his previous convictions. If he is a first time offender, he may get away with a light sentence or even a bond of good behavior or binding over i.e. no imprisonment. However, sometimes the accused would lie about their previous offences. I caught one trying to lie..

Me: Do you have previous offences? Which also includes other offences than you are now charged?
Accused: (Looks sideway) No.
Me: Don’t lie to me, there’s no point lying to me cause the prosecuting officer has a list of your previous offences.
Accused: (nods his head) Yes… I was under remand once few years back.. (and went on..)

Not only lawyers lie you see.

Nick’s Birthday

Ladies and Gentleman,
This is Nick. One of my best buddy from A-level days. Nick is my fellow Man Utd fan, my ex sleeping partner in class, my ponteng kaki, sometimes my cybercafe kaki, sometimes my clubbing kaki and always will be my football kaki.

We celebrated Nick’s belated birthday on Friday (26/4/2005). Instead of having dinner at boring, pretentious western food restaurant, we had sea food, the china man style in Klang.

Yee Ming brought two bottles of white wine. The white wine went exceptionally well with the crabs…yummy!!!
But, looks like Nick enjoyed prawns more than crabs

Nick: shut up, i am trying to focus here
Then Nick showed us, how good he was at peeling prawns’ skins.

waaaaa…so fast!!! aaaaaaaah…my eyes!!!
Then we headed down to Zouk because Nick my Man here had 30 invitations to Cleo Bachelor of the year party.

That was us in the car on our way to Zouk.
WTF! Yee Ming, keep your eyes on the road, not the camera.Unfortunately, our night in Zouk was quite uneventful. Pretty boring if u ask me.

Inside Zouk
We were definately not very pleased.

CJ and me, not very pleased

Nick and Yee ming, stoned due to the boredom
Happy Birthday Nick…you’re the man-bitch that every man want to have as a buddy. =P

Mysterious SMS

Recently, (read: few years ago) I received a rather peculiar SMS which goes like this:
If u read this msg. u owe me a kiss,if u delete u owe me a hug, if u save, u owe me a date, if u reply u owe me all, if u ignore u’re mine! So, what will u do? heheheheh
**roll eyes while thinking who’d be so free to send such nonsense*

Continue reading Mysterious SMS

Pontianak story II

Hatim: “Hey I read about your highway ghost story on your blog. My friend had the same experience as well!”.
Me: Oh what happened?
“He was driving along the highway, then he smelled something flowery. He looked at his back seat from his mirror and saw nobody…then he looked at the bottom of his backseat…and he SAW…
Then he turned back, looked down and saw a child between his legs…”
Me: SHIT!!!!

Korean Transvestites vs. Chinese Transvestites

A contribution from fellow reader, Applegal @

Hi, Xes! 😀
I received this via email, thought you might like to post it up on
your site ^_^ Hope you’ll enjoy the initial photographs, bwahahaha 😉
As the title says, the ‘ladies’ in the pictures you see here are not
women, but men. For me, I still can’t believe the beautiful ladies are
men!!! How can Korean men be so beautiful! >_< But for the chinese ones. . . Well, have to ask them to try harder lah or give up and jump into the sea. Here's a warning: Whatever you do, DON'T look at the crotch area of the man in the yellow dress. It's . . . Disgusting 😛 Right, that's all for now, cheers! 🙂 Alicia @ Applegal

Great example of Korean transvestite.

Lee Kyung-eun (popularly known as Ha Ri-su) (born 17 February 1975) is a singer, TV star and actress from South Korea. She has become particularly well known in Taiwan and mainland China, as well as Korea, after being the first Korean entertainer to come out as being transsexual.

Ha Ri-su was born in Seongnam, just outside of Seoul. In 1997-98, he moved to Japan and transitioned to become female, surgically. While there, she began studying to become a hairdresser, and began singing in Japanese clubs. It was while singing in Japan that she got her first break, being recruited by an agent in 1999. In 2001, she formally changed her name to Ha Ri-su, just before featuring in an advertisement for Korean cosmetics company DoDo. The company were unsure of the reaction the advertisement would have, but it was well-received, and ended up launching her career.

Since then, Harisu has branched out into music and acting, among other things. She has recorded three musical albums, switching between techno and rhythm and blues. In 2001, she starred in the film Yellow Hair 2, for which she also recorded the soundtrack. Ha Ri-su has also had brief forays into other areas – having danced in a video clip for the group ‘Turbo’, as well as having written a book/photoessay about herself. In 2004, she became the first known transsexual person, anywhere in the world, to feature in an advertisement for women’s hygiene products.

Her current stage name is a Korean adaptation of the phrase ‘hot issue’.

mmmm… aunty trannie?

Too muscular..

Too cute!! *foams from mouth*

I think the scarf is to cover his adam’s apple..

I hope nobody started fapping… *fapfapfapfapfap*
Harisu when ‘she’ was young.

Hence now we present you the Chinese trannies..

Years under communist rule, the Chinese trannies couldnt not afford gender reassignment operations..

* this post serves no insult to any transvestites. Please dont beat us up when you see us on the streets..

The man who invented mobile phone

Mobile Phone, a necessity of our life. I feel naked if I forgot to bring my mobile phone with me. However, how many of us know who invented the phone. Below is an article written by Jano Gibson
Meet the man who invented the mobile
By Jano Gibson

Dr Martin Cooper with the first mobile phone that he invented

It was April 3, 1973. Richard Nixon was in power, Elton John was top
of the pop charts and a bloke by the name of Martin Cooper was about
to make a phone call that would change the world.

Cooper worked for what was then a little-known company called Motorola

and he had just developed the world’s first “hand-held cellular

“It was huge,” recalls Cooper, who was in Sydney this week to address
a communications conference.

“The phone weighed almost two kilos – it was about the size of a
brick.” If that sounds prehistoric, so too was the phone’s power

“The battery lasted somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes. But that
didn’t matter very much because you could only hold it up to your ear
for 10 minutes before your arm got tired,” he says.

Cooper knew the first call he ever made on that state-of-the-art phone
would be a moment of history.

So who did he call on that April day from a Manhattan street corner?
He rang the communications Joel Engel, the head of research at Bell
Labs, an arms of the telecommunications giant AT&T – Motorola’s direct
competitor – to let them know he had beaten them in the race to make
the first mobile phone.

“It was one of the more chilling conversations that I’ve ever held.
These people at AT&T could not understand how a little upstart, a tiny
company like Motorola, would dare to tell them, the largest company in
the world, how to run their business.

“I thought I heard some gnashing of teeth in the background,” jokes

At the time, the thought millions of people around the world owning
their own mobile seemed like a pipe dream to Cooper.

“Keep in mind that the first [mobile] telephone cost millions of
dollars to make. Ten years later we produced the first commercial
phones and those phones sold for US$4000 [$A5180], which would be
closer to US$10,000 or US$15,000 today.

“So the idea of having a billion and a half people having cell phones
– some of which are literally given to them for nothing – was a really
long reach.”

And is there ever a time when the man who made the mobile wants to
tell mobile phone users to shut up?

“It depends whether they are being rude or not. If they’re talking quietly and they are benefiting from that phone call, I feel very
proud because I think people’s lives have been improved.”

Note: This article was originally published in Melbourne Age / Sydney Morning Herald

SG March 2005

I had to attend a court auction at Johor Baru High Court in the morning (last week). For that, I had to wake up at unearthly hours just to catch the earliest plane there.

I was fortunate enough to bump into another fellow chambering student from another firm. He too had to attend an auction. But our auction didn’t go through though as there were no bidders.

We had breakfast at the cafeteria at the court. There I had the MOST VALUE ever breakfast. It was breakfast buffet. I had half a plate of fried rice, curry cuttlefish, pulut with peanut curry. It only cost me RM2.30!!! WTF where can you find such value meal?? NOT EVEN MCDONALD’S VALUE MEAL!!!

Since the matter ended early and my flight was at 640PM, I had no choice but to…

head down to Singapore!! Woohooo!!

It’s been more than 10 years since I stepped in to Singapore. So based on my limited knowledge of travelling into Singapore and a little bit of luck, I managed to cross the border to Singapore. I was a little bit confused in the beginning. We had to get down from the bus to go through the immigration procedures and then walk out to look for our bus. The procedure was repeated again when I had to go through the Singapore immigration.

I got this guide from a website

Border Crossing from Johor Baru to Singapore
Do not try to walk over the border bridge. It is too long.
If you take a direct bus to Singapore from a town in Malaysia, it stops at Malaysia immigration then Singapore immigration. The bus waits for you. But many similar buses are waiting so you have to remember your bus.

However, my trip had a horrible bump. My camera broke down!!! I accidentally dropped it when I was about to put it into the xray machine…SOB. No pictures from Singapore!!!

Here a small summary of my sighting in Singapore:-

The escalators are faster
Loads of Chinese around
The MRT carriages stink
Orchard Road shopping centres remind me of Tokyo
Singapore Girls are HOT HOT HOT!!!!

I even had the opportunity to see the environmentalist of the year. Well, she was a woman I saw in the train. She has this tiny notebook made of a small clip and paper that she could salvage from everywhere and even THE DETACHABLE FLIP OF A TISSUE BOX!!

My first destination was Orchard Road, the shopping haven of Singapore. The highlight for me was the shopping centres. I particularly liked the 3 shopping centres that were connected underground.

Further, the food at Takashimaya was fabulous! Their okiyaki, unagi stick and cream bun were excellent! It taste exactly like the one I had in Tokyo! The cheese okiyaki was so good till I had 3 pieces of it..BURP..

The bad part about Singapore is that I CANT FIND ANY POST OFFICE AROUND. After hours of rounding Orchard Road and Raffles’ place, I still couldn’t find one. Fortunately, a grocery shop was selling a booklet full of stamp. I snapped whatever variety he had. It costs me SG23!!

According to my guidebook, the Merlion is located behind Fullerton Hotel, so I went searching for it. Instead of find the Merlion, I found 2 big breasted young ladies dressed in bikinis. They were promoting some sort of marine club membership! If these girls were posing in Malaysia they would be raped immediately since some of our brilliant MPs claim that rape is a result of skimpy clothes. How dumb.

I didn’t get to see the Merlion though. Fortunately, my aimless roaming ended me at Boat Quay. Boat Quay is a modern style romantic dining strip on the edge of Singapore’s business district, has an impressive skyline as a backdrop. The atmosphere is added to by the old, restored shop houses of the colonial era and the waterfront setting with its reflection of lights (phrase copied from a website haha). It somehow reminds me of Melaka.

My flight was slightly delayed due to the heavy rain. I managed to catch couple of winks while on my way back. Ahhhh…Singapore! I don’t mind living there!