Doa pagi dan sore

Ya Allah......, sesungguhnya aku berlindung kepada Engkau dari bingung dan sedih. Aku berlindung kepada Engkau dari lemah dan malas. Aku berlindung kepada Engkau dari pengecut dan kikir. Dan aku berlindung kepada Engkau dari tekanan hutang, pajak, pembuat UU pajak dan kesewenang-wenangan manusia.

Ya Allah......ampunilah aku, ibu bapakku, orang yang masuk ke rumahku dengan beriman dan semua orang yang beriman laki-laki dan perempuan. Dan janganlah Engkau tambahkan bagi orang-orang yang zalim dan para penarik pajak serta pembuat UU pajak selain kebinasaan".


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Open Letter to Barack Hussein Obama

By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Former Prime Minister of Malaysia


Saya dapat sebuah artikel yang ditulis oleh mantan perdana mentri Malaysia dr. Mahatir Muhammad (dr. M). Saya tertarik kepada beliau ini karena secara pribadi beliau ini approachable. Artinya kalau anda kebetulan ke Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur dan berjumpa dengan beliau di tempat umum, misalnya di tempat perbelanjaan, anda bisa menegur dan menyapa beliau. Dan berdasarkan pengalaman beberapa rekan yang tinggal di KL, dr. M akan membalas sapaan anda dan beliau tidak keberatan kalau anda minta berfoto dengan beliau.
Tanpa ingin memperpanjang cerita, inilah tulisan dr. M.


January 1, 2009

Dear Mr. President,
I did not vote for you in the Presidential Election because I am Malaysian. But I consider myself one of your constituents because what you do or say will affect me and my country as well. I welcome your promise for change. Certainly your country, the United States of America needs a lot of changes. That is because America and Americans have become the most hated people in the world. Even Europeans dislike your arrogance. Yet you were once admired and liked because you freed a lot of countries from conquest and subjugation.

It is the custom on New Year's day for people to make resolutions. You must have listed your good resolutions already. But may I politely suggest that you also resolve to do the following in pursuit of Change.

1) Stop killing people. The United States is too fond of killing people in order to achieve its objectives. You call it war, but today's wars are not about professional soldiers fighting and killing each other. It is about killing people, ordinary innocent people by the hundreds of thousands. Whole countries will be devastated.

War is primitive, the cavemen's way of dealing with a problem. Stop your arms build up and your planning for future wars.

2) Stop indiscriminate support of Israeli killers with your money and your weapons. The planes and the bombs killing the people of Gaza are from you.

3) Stop applying sanctions against countries which cannot do the same against you.

In Iraq your sanctions killed 500,000 children through depriving them of medicine and food. Others were born deformed.What have you achieved with this cruelty? Nothing except the hatred of the victims and right-thinking people.

4) Stop your scientists and researchers from inventing new and more diabolical weapons to kill more people more efficiently.

5) Stop your arms manufacturers from producing them. Stop your sales of arms to the world. It is blood money that you earn. It is un-Christian.

6) Stop trying to democratize all the countries of the world. Democracy may work for the United States but it does not always work for other countries.

Don't kill people because they are not democratic. Your crusade to democratize countries has killed more people than the authoritarian Governments which you overthrew. And you have not succeeded anyway.

7) Stop the casinos which you call financial institutions. Stop hedge funds, derivatives and currency trading. Stop banks from lending non-existent money by the billions.

Regulate and supervise your banks. Jail the miscreants who made profits from abusing the system.

8) Sign the Kyoto Protocol and other international agreements.

9) Show respect for the United Nations.

I have many other resolutions for change which I think you should consider and undertake. But I think you have enough on your plate for this 2009th year of the Christian Era. If you can do only a few of what I suggest, you will be remembered by the world as a great leader. Then the United States will again be the most admired nation. Your embassies will be able to take down the high fences and razor-wire coils that surround them.

May I wish you a Happy New Year and a great Presidency.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad
(Former Prime Minister of Malaysia )

Disclaimer: Ekonomi (dan investasi) bukan sains dan tidak pernah dibuktikan secara eksperimen; tulisan ini dimaksudkan sebagai hiburan dan bukan sebagai anjuran berinvestasi oleh sebab itu penulis tidak bertanggung jawab atas segala kerugian yang diakibatkan karena mengikuti informasi dari tulisan ini. Akan tetapi jika anda beruntung karena penggunaan informasi di tulisan ini, EOWI dengan suka hati kalau anda mentraktir EOWI makan-makan.


Blue said...

Ini surat saya :

Dear Mr. President,
Please stop manipulating the Gold price immediately and let it goes to the moon. Put your money paper value back on gold standard, and you already solve half of your economy problem.

Mas IS, ada peraturan baru mengenai harga US mint coin. Premiumnya tinggi sekali bisa US$ 350/oz. Lihat disini :
Pada harga sekarang bisa mencapai US$ 1150/oz. Mungkin ini harga wajarnya emas fisik ya. Harga2 COMEX semua manipulasi paper aja.
Mohon komentarnya.

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Kevin said...

lumayan perang bisa menggerakkan sedikit perekonomian negara pemasok senjata. Kalaulah lebih banyak lagi negara yang terlibat dalam perang ini, siapa yang akan menuai untung?. Skenario PD III apakah mungkin dimulai dari sini?.