Paul, a graduate from Kirkby Teachers’ Training College, Liverpool, UK & later the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, has been invariably involved in teaching, life insurance, real estate, delicatessen & travel business. In 2000, he obtained a post graduate diploma in Christian Ministry from the West Australian Bible College, preached briefly before calling it quits to a life of leisure & pleasure.
He has travelled extensively in UK & Europe, China & the Asian Pacific region. He has been to US, both East & West, including Canada. Now with a lifetime of experiences behind him, he plays golf, writes (both prose & poetry) and travels whenever & wherever.
A Chinese by Descent
An Australian by Consent
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Somehow I don’t know how your mail came to me, about your new look in your website, I don’t think we have met, what made me to write was you mention about Brother Leo, being your teacher, I know of a Brother Leo, from La Salle School, Klang, I was just wondering if it is the same one you were mentioning.
If it is ,by the way, my name is Francis Liew, left La Salle Klang in 1963, and now staying in Southern Park, behind La Salle school, just in case you were also from Klang once.
I am so happy of reading your blog and you have a colourful life that seldom people like you. But I wonder how you know me ? Please may I know how could you get my email add. ?
Anyway am enjoying reading your mail maybe I should say that I have learned quite some knowledge from you. Thank you.
Hi Paul, you do indeed live a very colourful life, I always have a feeling that somehow you are connected to missionary work. I was right. Thanks Paul for your mails, just like your friends I also learn a lot from you.
Keep it up,
Is interesting reading your colourful life. Am wondering how you got my email address. hope you dont mind sharing , very curious to know the truth.
Dear Brother Paul, Sorry for my long silence. Sorry also for not having the time to read your blog. In fact, since the day I knew about your blog, I did open and glance through and knew if I will to spent time reading, for sure Iwill learned a lots of knowledge from you. (To be frank I have very little knowledge). I always have problem reading for long time, as my eyes will get lazy and tired easily. But please do not stop sending me email, I promise I will read them whenever I have the time. From your blog, I begin to know you. I am proud of you of who you are and I glad that you managed to come up with interesting/good reading articles. Thank you. Elaine
Love your motto of life.
Malay Rights (written by a Malay..worth reading..)
By Shaik Rizal Sulaiman
The Malays are ‘technically’ in power governing the country but it is also this same controlling group that demands the right to correct economic imbalances and disparities for its own race.
What does this say about the ‘majority governing’ Malay race for the last 50 years? I dare say that most Malaysians (regardless of race) below the age of 40 would like to see all opportunities be spread amongst those who deserve it on meritocracy.
We do not need the keris anymore to tell others to be careful of what they say and do because in the survival of the fittest, the keris is of very little relevance!
If we continue to hide under the ‘bumiputera’ tempurung as most Malays have been in the last 50 years or more, the catch-up game will just get harder and the gap wider.
If we continue to expect without earning it, we will never learn how to be a race that succeeds on merit. There is NO substitute for merit. The Malay politicians continue to shout about Malay rights and bumiputera rights because the very nature of our local politics is sadly racially biased.
In this day and age, a great nation is built upon joint success stories, meritocracy and the combined hard work of its people WITHOUT any fear or favour of racial biased politics governing our daily policies.. Sadly, the Malay politicians have ended up completely corrupt, racialists, twisted religious fanatics.
I am below 40 and as much as I love the ‘idea’ that Malaysia is tanah tumpahnya darah orang Melayu, I can’t help but also feel that this country is for ALL Malaysians alike including the Tans, Lims, Lees, Chongs, the Kumars, the Xaviers, the Singhs & Kaurs etc who were born on the same day in the same hospital as me here in Malaysia.
If we feel that WE (the Malays) deserve this country more than THEM , then WE (the Malays) should have shown them a long time ago that we deserve the ‘control all’ status.
We have to earn it. The policies FAILED because the very concept of Malay rights or the NEP/DEB is like a double-edged sword. On one hand, it aims to eradicate wealth disparity but on the other, it has made the Malays oblivious of what reality is. Our (Malays) success is only reflected in the ‘perceived’ political power which today can collapse in a matter of minutes. I would also like to see my children succeed in their country, Malaysia, for reasons that true success should be based upon, which are merit and hard work and NOT because they are Malays or bumiputeras.
For as long as the Malays don’t see this, there is very little point in fighting for Malay rights..
It just makes us look more ridiculous. We have taken this notion of being privileged a bit too literally in that it now simply means we want this country and its fruits all for ourselves without accepting the responsibilities that come with it. I blame the MALAY politicians for this because we want to only fight the cause without strategising for the true substance and need of the cause. We have been given fish all the while without being taught how to fish.
It’s funny how two different generations can be so diverse in their thinking and the recent elections proved just that….. We are no longer concerned with racial problems but more so the never-ending Malay agenda issues. The rakyat has spoken and the landscape has drastically changed. Is this change welcomed? Is it good?
The answer is ‘NO’. Because we,the Malays, have been caught with our pants down – we are not ready to compete on any level playing field (we can’t even compete on advantageous grounds!). Even with three or five more continuing policies for Malay rights or bumiputera privileges over the next 50 years, we will still be in exactly the same position as we are in today.
The truth hurts and the truth will always prevail. And the truth of what’s to come will NOT go away. I am cynical perhaps because I feel that Malay rights is NOT relevant anymore.
The right to be safe, to be treated fairly, to have a world-class healthcare and education, to enjoy equal prosperity, to have good governance, to live in a clean environment and to be war-free is what I want for my Malaysia. NOT for MY race to be artificially powerful.
If we want the Malays to fail, then by all means continue the fight for Malay rights. Go and polish your keris..
Shaik Rizal Sulaiman
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In recent months we have seen the Syariah Courts allowing quite a few Malays to exercise their rights to a third or fourth wife. Fair, the guy may be able to provide for the financial & conjugal needs of his wives. However, question here is when he has a dozen kids, will he be able to provide a decent education and life to his kids or will he demand for his ‘Rights’ for subsidy and aid and be a burden to the govt and society.
Circulate this VERY IMPORTANT ARTICLE if you think others need to know.
When something goes wrong that way , in a country : look for the Rothschild bank tentacle .
This is Chin Fook Leong, your student at Anderson 66-67 (Sixth Form). I came across your website and saw the photo posted there.
Well, this was my class the Upper Six in 1967. I am the 3rd guy in the photo ,next to the Econs teacher, Selvamany. I can recall some of my class mates, Ahmad Sarkawi, Wong Poh Lam, Yeong Sek Yee, Qua Gek Kim, Rashidan, Too Poh Yik, Neeta Sham Singh, Wan Ahmad Kamal but could not recollect the others.
The teachers then were Monica Leong, Waryam Singh, of course you, P Chong, Selvamany and the principal, Tagar Singh..BTW, why is Eddie not in picture?
Well, how time flies.
Keep up you posts. It nice to read them.
Hi Mr Chong, it’s great to hear from u! U have an amazing blog! Hope to meet up with u & our class of 66/67 soon.
REALLY YOU LOOK SO “YOUNG”!
I appreciate how you see the world and how it reflects your values of life. I just wonder what is your opinion about the Rothschild family ambitions and the means it employs. What is your attitude towards world domination by the Jews and their conception of absolute racial world.
I would appreciate a small talk about it .
Be happy if you could contribute your thoughts to the New Mandala website which discusses Malaysia’s Dilemma.
Hi Greg, This must be Divine appointment that you should ask me to contribute my thoughts on the New Mandala website. Only this morning I just posted an article pertaining to Malaysia:: “UMNO Might . . . Malay Slight” in my blog here. I shall be only too happy to see whether I can contribute anything worthy.
hai sir… im impressed bout ur lyf…. can i juz ask??? whether the volvo 122 is still running n iz it 4 sale???
im a serious volvo fan…
Hi Paul, I happened to stumble across your blog about Tiger Woods after typing my surname of ‘Shanhun’ into Google. I have for many years tried to gather information about my Chinese ancestry & had given up for quite sometime until I managed to recently purchase my own laptop & took to Googling out of unquenched curiousity again. I was intrigued to read your explanation about how our surname came to be and although it is the same as what I have been told, I would still really like to find out exactly where my Great Great Grandfather originated from in China but it is so very hard to get access to any Chinese records and i have found it nearly impossible. I dream about visiting China one day as it looks a truly magical, spiritual & fascinating place and I have always felt a strong connection to it. I really am ‘grasping at straws’ here but I thought it couldn’t hurt to ask you if you are able to advise me or reccommend some avenues I could take to find out more about the origins of the ‘Shanhun’ family. We do have a ‘Shanhun’ family reunion coming up in November this year and I would really like to be able to contribute some knowledge if I can. I am also glad I stumbled across your page as I have really enjoyed looking at & learning from many of your other blogs and admiring the many beautiful pictures. Thank you for your time, if you can help me in any way it would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Paul love your pictures of Taiping Hill now known as Bukit Larut. It reminded me of my old days. Ex Taiping boy and now living in Canada. Brothers and sisters are still in Taiping. Your pictures will help me to encourage friends to visit Malaysia and its worth the trip.
I find your photos very nice.
Would it be possible to have/buy the genuine version of one of Shanghai ?
Thank you very much.
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your’re very proud of your life and had such a great blog too…
thx for sharing
hi a gong its ur grandson… i somehow found your website 🙂