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Year-end Message 2008

......I was skeptical since the beginning that these leeches just wanted to spend taxpayers’ money. ....

Free Durians – Bullshit!

© Forest Ang
free durian
Zinc Cover On Tree Trunk

Remember my story in early 2006 titled Free Durians for Penang Monkeys

Since his last visit to Municipal Park in early 2006, this man revisited the park again to see how the monkeys could be enjoying the fruits supplied by our lovable Penang caring government. This was the conversation:

Man : Hi brader monkey, how is your free durians? Sedap ke?

Monkey : Aiyah, you bastard human…never keep your promise….first you said you wanted to give us free fruits but just when the trees began to fruit, you put up so many obstacles. One guy even used a catapult to shot at my arse.

Man : Hi, brader, don’t say I am bastard ok…I am human too. The bastards are the policy makers ok. They are the people that wanted to give you “free durians”. I was skeptical since the beginning that these leeches just wanted to spend taxpayers’ money, get commission and also buta durians! I was right from the beginning.

Monkey : Sorry man. You are right. The policy makers and the kutu-kutu. They are not sincere in helping us….

Man : By the way what obstacles are you talking about?

Monkey : You see lah, we can always climb trees. Even my friends the squirrels can climb trees to feed on the free durians. But now these crooks put up zinc on the tree trunks. These make it impossible for us to climb up trees.

Man : I am so sorry. We citizen of Penang should be blamed for voting these crooks. They are causing much hardship to you.

Monkey : Yes, you should vote us - the Monkeys. At least we don’t waste taxpayers’ money and also we can do monkeys’ tricks for free too.

Man : Correct, correct, correct….I will vote Monkeys!

And the election fever is coming….remember to vote for more monkeys!

13 Jan 2007


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