Thursday, 6 September 2007

You might need a new reason

When Malaysians state that food is one of the main reasons for not leaving this country, it makes me wonder what kinda food you are talking about. I said ‘you’ cos I ain’t staying simply becos I like the food.

Anyway, if you’re referring to “bak kut teh”, “char siew”, “siew yuk” and even “char kuey teow”, you might need to think again. Did you read about the news from TheStar below?

Check out the 2nd last paragraph, the FRU and the police were involved in… culling of pigs? Makes me ponder for a while but it only hit me until I hop-on to What A Lulu’s blog who happened to have the other side of the story regarding culling of pigs. Those pictures in Lulu’s blog revealed why the FRU and police were involved. Please note her source of information is MalaysiaKini a.k.a. “a source of lies” so maybe we should believe TheStar instead… don’t you agree?

Coming back to our point of discussion and with reference from the article from TheStar a.k.a. the-source-of-information-we-should-trust-because-the-govt-said-so… they will reduce the population of pigs from 148,000 to 48,000 by September 21. I dunno about you but that’s a lot of pork going to waste. Imagine how many “char siew” and “siew yuk” you and I could feast on!
Jokes aside… let’s be honest with ourselves… it is no secret that pork is not welcomed in this country. I remember during the J.E. outbreak many years ago, there was a call by a certain group asking for complete ban of pork. It wasn’t sanctioned then. However, slowly but surely… I believe pork is slowly being phased out at every opportunity. With this country claiming to be an Islamic State and all… I will not be surprise if pork is completely phased out in the future.

So what kinda food that are keeping you here? “bak kut teh”, “char siew”, “siew yuk”, “char kuey teow” or roti canai, chapatti, tandoori? Oh… by the way… a lot of food taste yummylicious because there is lard in it. You know what lard is? It’s pig’s fat… so without pig pigs… a lot of food might taste… very different.

One thing for sure, with so many pigs being culled, the price of pork will definitely increase so… be prepared to pay through your ass to eat pork. But then again… eat while there’s still pork… you’ll never know…

So… 10 years down the road… will ‘food’ still be the reason to stay behind? You might need a new reason…

Updated: Check out bensiu’s experience working as an hotelier abroad in relation to the definition of “Malaysian food”.

61 comments:

angel said...

Another one ah?

Reminds me of that "No Pork! No Pork!!!" Haha... :p

tingtitlei said...

WHAT THE FUCKKK

i feel like tearing their face apart so badly right now -_-

hasilox said...

All namewee's fault. Cilaka..in the Friends video, he said "bak kut teh manyak sedap". That's why kena ban lah!

Aren't bolehland going back to agriculture? Like this import pork kah? How much out-flowing money can bolehland afford? Beggar acting like emperor. puitt

Rashikaps said...

How sad! Now I know what you're talking about. Excessive intolerance for no reason.

Seok Thong said...

Aiya..this is really sad. What's next they gonna do?

Seriously, what the gablement doing are all so bullcrap.

Jonzz said...

There are plenty of nice food besides pork.

Ah... but kou lou yoke (sweet sour pork). .... please don raise the price!

Soulblade said...

oh no!!!

my precious 'food'!

NOW im thinking of ways to go to places where pork is welcomed.

sigh..

im starting to hate this.

Russ said...

Pls stop talking about Bah Kut Teh, ur making me hungry.. :P

How does natural waste become pollution?? They should clean up all the rubbish from the bloody rivers first, then talk.. *Grr! Bah Kut Teh!*

ehon said...

i would!! eh, u don get good food evrywhere ler. but then again.. i'd stay more because of my family than the food. :P

FriendfromTaiwan said...

I was going to mention this point but you beat me to it again. Its all part of the trend towards creeping Islamisation as you said...It all starts with the replacement of common law with Shariah law, once that is in place, all the pork will be restricted, then a ban will also be called upon for alcohol, once that is gone then close all the pubs/nightclubs.. then Chinese and indians have to start wearing headscarf, then Chinese and Tamil schools will also close and all other religious monuments will be torn down. Finally all non Bumi's will be stripped of passports and given special permit cards to stay, then everyone will just leave hopefully. The whole country will be a sand paradise like Brunei, devoid of any culture, art or creativity. Many read this and may just think "cheh how can happen"... be warned I feel it has reached a critical point now in Malaysia when action is imminent

flaminglambo said...

rashikaps - i would've thought the reason is skin colour, culture and religion being different from the ruling party.

zewtness - did you get my email?

Anonymous said...

hey... a minor suggestion...

if you can put in the music, you should put on the song, "Keep you hands of my girl" by Good Charlotte next to the piggies in action...:)

Tunku Halim said...

I'm told the authorities are now working on creating halal pigs. These are pigs with cow DNA instead of pig DNA. So everyone, Buddhists, Jewish, Christians, Hindus and Muslims, can enjoy!

If you get a chance, have a read of my play "Pig Heart" from The Woman Who Grew Horns short-story collection. Yes, there's a yummy pig there! :)

Tunku Halim said...

My apologies - they have decided not to use cow DNA and are instead using sheep DNA so that our Hindu friends can enjoy to. Otherwise very discriminatory.

One day perhaps all of us can sit down and have a meal together!

Chicken Ball said...

Malaysia is Malaysia after all...

There are so many issue more important than pigs control and yet these people worried that pigs population are getting larger!

No wonder, Vietnam had taken over our traditional export market in exporting pork meat to various countries....

short-sighted! short-sighted!

missironic said...

was wondering did the pigs ever do something to them till they want to lessen their breed? pigs juz eat n sleep...they dun cause anything harmful..mayb the state of being a pig is already 'harmful'..poor piggies...sighs...

Hor ny Ang Moh said...

That go my pork leg!Oh well just get ready when boleh land becum porkless!Have a nice day!

cirnelle said...

There's always vegetarian pork. Or they could inject pig DNA into cows or sheep. Mmmmmm.... I'd try that dish.

dr_blur said...

oh NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my favourite siew yuk and most of all "jue yau jar" !!!!!!!!

how can hokkien mee without jue yau jar !!!!!

not to mention those sweet and sour pork, pork noodle with its spare parts, pork porridge, brisket, etc..................

NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angie Tan said...

oh nooooo....

wasn't there a study some time back which states that pork helps brain development? i must google for it. kekekeke...

it's not just pigs which are being reduced.. dogs too.. to be exact stray dogs.

http://imbosco.wordpress.com/2007/09/05/homeless-and-hunted/

j or ji said...

Jadi babi pun susah!!

Babi pun nak kene migrate!?

Gila lah!

p/s: Kebetulan baru baca Animal Farm (George Orwell) malam tadi.

sharlydia said...

Yeah...i got a shock when i read it last nite, it's just ridiculous!

I believe in the very near future, there will be 0 pork in the country...and...

I WILL DIE WITHOUT PORK!!!

La Cucaracha said...

I strongly believe that Bah Kut Teh is the original Malaysian food.

Satay is not cos it's merely a form of the middle eastern shish kebab.

Roti canai is actually Indian prata.

Bah Kut Teh, strictly a Klang concoction!

Power to pork!

kayatan said...

No matter how good America is , I always reminisce the hawker culture we have in Asia.

When I was back in Kuching for a few weeks, I went out every night with my friends to hawker stores or food centers. It is not like in US we don't have nice food. We have the most food Franchises in the world from Italian to Chinese, you name it we have it here. For us, who live in hotter climate like Florida, we are not short of hot places to hang out such as Miami (all those cool beaches), KeyWest, Orlando, Daytona Beach, etc. but it is never never the same like the exotic Asia .

Well, if you move South, it is even worst like Australia :), most shops close at 6pm. It is really boring even for someone like me who is in my mid 40's.

Life is give and take, you will never find a perfect place in this world, be it Australia, America, or Malaysia. Cherish what you have. Be thankful for what you have.

bensiu said...

Zewt,

Haha..paiseh paiseh... again, thanks for the link. My friend told me its an honour to have you reading my blog and linking it lagi... aiyo..shiokkk-nya!

and FYI, my counter went from 60 -120!! You see your the zewtpower!

Next time just smuggle pork from singapore lo, since they smuggle chewing gum from us...hahaha.. start to have Singapore friends, people!

or we cull FRU and make FRUkut-teh lor..

PurpLe~MuShRooM said...

All the BABI... DIE DIE DIE!!!

rinnah said...

Hmm... very sanitized version we get to read. Now I am really convinced that the truth is out there! *grin*

Pookyma said...

Man....Do you know that the butcher can slaughter pigs anytime of the week last time but not anymore.

Now butcher are only allowed to slaughter pigs twice a week.I remember one of the slaughtering days was friday and they ban it coz it's prayers day for the Muslims.

Smart move by those people to eliminate pigs from the country...they should take care of something more important than those pigs...

Oh yea i got to know bout those slaughtering stuff from my pork suppliers.

may said...

I'd cumbek for Malay and Indian food lah, if not for Chinese. no cheeyoke, elsewhere still can get.

btw, did you get my test mail I sent to your zewtness account?

cibol said...

pork is in abundance here. when they say no more pork .. come to my place. nobody cares about u eat pork or what here. and nobody cares if you have pigs running around your house except for the pooh la but that's normal la. nobody like littering. I remember the JE outbreak, here 1KG pork is like RM3. We were very happy. Ha ha ha

zewt said...

angel - hahahaha... that one damn funny... this one... not funny.

tingtitlei - who? the pigs? kakaka...

hasilox - based on the trend... i think ordinary folks will not be able to afford pork in the next... 3 years? this is just personal opinion la.

rashikaps - there's more... i shall blog more about it soon enough.

seok thong - what's new... we aint doing anything either.

Jonzz - well... if that is the case... i guess you have to do without sweer sour pork.

zewt said...

soulblade - hahaha... pork is welcome... that part can be quite subtle too... keke..

Russ - well... what about chicken and cows' waste? arent they pollutants too?

ehon - yeah... besides food... family. but when u reach my age... there's a different meaning to family.

friendfromtaiwan - indeed.... what you said seems ridiculous right now... but based on the trend... nothing is ridiculous these days. we have been ridiculed many times...

flaminglambo - will check it out later.

anon @ 8.02am - hahahhaha.... i think the girl might wanna enjoy more before getting culled.

zewt said...

Tunku Halim - are u serious on this? isnt this what we called... closing the loophole of religion? well... we can always have a meal together, no matter what.

chicken ball - hey! welcome to AZAIG! didnt know about the vietnam bit but i am not surprise. and if we are more aware ...i am sure many countries have taken over us in many other things.

missironic - hahahaha.... well... i dont think i wanna comment... sensitive u know.

hor ny - sigh... that would be really sad.

cirnelle - inject pig DNA into cows or sheep? hmmm... did u read Tunku Halim's comment?

zewt said...

dr blur - better eat as much as we can now... let's go for a pork feast!

Angie Tan - hahahahahaha... pork improves brain development. now... wouldnt that solve some mystery.

jorji - hahaha... mana aku tahu... migrate kat johor kot.

sharlydia - and your child will ask u... "mom, how does pork taste like?"

La Cucaracha - Hi there and welcome to AZAIG! definitely... but did u read bensiu's entry? everything is twisted these days. but it's ok, i can stomach that... it doesnt concern me. thanks for droping by and hope to see ya around.

kayatan - yeah, i know what you mean... which is why i said... we must know what we are running away from... or what we are running for. shall blog about this next week

Mcmercedez said...

Zewt, my this comment will be very rough.. Apology in advance...

KNNBCCB!!!!!!

Cilaka... Ooi!!!

What else they will do? Forcing us to go back Mainland? I think we should.. All of our kind leave this horrible, pathetic, and CCB land... See how they will survive without us.. I can bet you the whole damn blardy country will become a third world country...

This is too much.. too much..

I think we also should ask the MCA to cull the blardy cows.. so they cannot breed also.. We also can say they are polluting the environment.. If they really make the move to close down Chinese and Tamil school ar.. I tell you, I will war with them.. Dun care..

Whew.. Ok.. back to me.. I dun thin it's namewee's fault ler.. Not to be siding him, but guess he's just giving a piece of his mind also.. like us here.. it's just he's more daring ler.

I'm so sad now.. Next time we will have pork free children.. sigh.. poor soul.. they will not know how pig look like also..

Only one description i can give:

'We're living in a pathetic country'

zewt said...

bensiu - who is that friend? :) anyway... any good article deserves a link... dont u think? yeah... soon, we might have illegal pork seller.

purple mushroom - sigh...

rinnah - sanitized version... what a tacful way of putting it :)

pookyma - your pork suppliers... tell us more stories la. blog about it.

may - like that ah... the i got nothing to say lor...

cibol - hahahahaha... 1kg for RM3!!! that's like ... pork galore. i shall know where to go when we run out of pork.

Mcmercedez - i didnt say it's namewee's fault woh... wahh... really adapting my faultology eh? hahaha... well... like i said... slowly but surely... pork are being phased out... those who wish to stay behind... brace yourself!

Helen said...

My internet down.. lucky I made it here. I know i'm slow... must those bacons I had for bfast. lol

I wanna read ur link... before my farking streamyx fails! &*()&

Alvin said...

no bak kut teh...no life...no good...the next thing i want to see is malaysians running over to singapore to have bak kut teh :`(

Jun said...

wahahaha... seems like i had an epiphany when i commented on ur previous post... pollution by pigs eh? well, the parliament certainly has a lot of 'em running around...

guaisaujai said...

Thanks for keep reminding my currently ultimate goal.

I'm looking for a way to strike it.

whoalse said...

Gosh.....Conspiracy theory by the "natives" against the other Malaysians!! I am not surprised should this happen in the near future.

Look at the recent promotions of federal and chief judges. I shall not say too much about it but read between the lines.

If this no-pork policy is being implemented. I'm sure a lot will not be around for it. Then again, there are some Malays who love Pork/Lard! Those out there may not admit it. Don't, just eat it!

BRAIN DRAIN hits again..!

Chicken Ball said...

zewt, Malaysia used to be the only exporter of pork to Singapore but after JE. Singaporean had started to out-source for pork meat. Vietnam almost took over the business and currently, in China pork meat are selling higher than beef... why no one see these pig farming as a economic venture but turned it into some religious issue?? or rather race issue??

cbenc12 said...

Gee.. i dunno my hometown got so many oink oink...

conan_cat said...

my CHAR SIEW!!! my BAK KUT TEH!!! all my favorite food!!! *mourns*

means have to pay for more expensive pigs lor... haih sad sad :(

malaysia being malaysia...

reading those two blogs that you said lol

penang-kia said...

All my bags are packed..am ready to go..oink..oink..oink..

ethel said...

I think what the govt is trying to say is: "Eat less pork and lead a slimmer, healthier life."

kekekekeke...

Rashikaps said...

flamingo, zewt: I understand.. fanatism of any kind is abnormal.

Manal said...

U just cant wait to leave, is that it?

zewt said...

Helen - well, when it's up... do check it out... particularly the malaysian food thingy.

Alvin - hahahaha... and bak kut teh being sold like pirated DVDs... haha!

Jun - tell me about it... tell me about it.. hahaha!

guaisaujai - hahaha... not easy i have to say. but all the best.

whoalse - woooaah... not so direct la :)

Chicken Ball - i have to say... it's a matter of both... i think.

zewt said...

cbenc12 - hey there, welcome to AZAIG. hahaha... you learn something new today then.

conan-cat - that lulu is funny huh... one of my favourites.

penang-kia - hahaha... singing a song? sounds like it eh... not being sarcastic here.

ethel - hahahah... i like your optimism.

rashikaps - yeah... hope the level reduces soon.

Manal - yes and no.. it's a predicament.

missironic said...

yea i noe.*lips closed* lolz...

Huei said...

Ahh, lets see who's the racist here..they're just proving themselves lah..let them be..let them BAN PORK, let them BAN DOGS, and let this place turn into WORST than a 3rd world country

i wana find grass!

too bad i can't, so many obligations, so many commitments, so many things to consider, and yea, food's definately NOT one of it, though, i DO enjoy pig fat, esp in bakkutteh! YUMMY!!

oh do u know the reason why they hate pigs? i heard a really funny version the other day, but, can't blog, dun wana end up like namewee~

AngryYoungChild said...

OMG..T_T less pork?!?!?! how cann...nuhuhuhu..

Michael Song said...

my dear friend, this is only the beginning...

1st, start with pigs...

2nd, ducks....

3rd, tinkai (toad - a chinese exotic food)...

4rd, all chinese can eat but they cant eat food...

So what is the reason to stay back again? mayb Lak-Sei-Nei-Ah-Ma (Nasi Lemak) will be official food for us then???

jam said...

If that's the case, I will leave my beloved country for pork. Who moves my pigs?!

alan zed said...

er, is dat doggy or piggy style ? hehe. ;)

Mcmercedez said...

Oh.. confusion.. I didn't say you're the one who said it's namewee's fault.. I think i read some of the comments in this post saying that... hehe.. Sorry..

Anyway, to the one who said it's namewee's fault, I'm not trying to shoot you ar.. If you felt that, then sorry ler.. I didn't mean it.. hehe

Cheers..

zewt said...

missironic - sigh... that's the way we live...

Huei - obligations? u got house and car? just selll them and go... ok ok... i know it's not easy. better dont blog... else, might really follow his footstep.

AngryYoungChild - boleh mah... of cos can.

Michael Song - ducks... they cant eat? well... isnt that already our official malaysian food? we just dunno it.

jam - they did... kakakakakaka...

alan zed - hahaha... piggy doing a doggy style... hahahahaha...

Mcmercedez - haha... i think that fella also being sarcastic la.

kat said...

There will come a time where I come back for holiday and after a while, I will say, "I wanna go back to Abu Dhabi to sek chee yoke!!" *grim laughter*

Michael Song said...

dia orang tak boleh makan benda yg hidup on both land & water wan...

zewt said...

kat - hahahahaha.... that will be the greatest joke of all!

michael song - oh... betul ke? oh yeah, i think i heard something like tat before.