Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Hazy Solution

Sumatra's gift stinks

According to the NST, the government is devising an action plan the moment when the API readings reaches 500.

I am amused.

What will this action plan involve? Do we run to the hills? Kill our new born? Lock ourselves in our houses until October???

So, open burning is banned. Schools are closed "temporarily". I am predicting that businesses and government offices will be shut down soon. But then again, my crystal ball is damn hazy too.

And bomohs!!! Apa lagi??? This is the time to do your hocus pocus to bring rain, and to call on the winds to swish the haze back to Sumatra.

Mother Nature, you're such a bitch. There goes my weekend plans. There goes my lungs. There goes our economy. As Ms D puts it, to the aliens.


And the neighbors that offered us gifts :

A forestry ministry spokesman, Masyud, said the Indonesian government did not yet plan to impose penalties for land-clearing but "actively continues to urge people to stop the habit". - Aug 12, BERNAMA

Aiyoooooooo!!! Mental ke diaorang nih???


Blogger shell said...

This had happened before parallel with the 97 crisis. We have to use the uncomfortable mask to go out, sekolah cuti.. but yet, we never learnt eh.

*save the trees..!*

12:07 AM  
Blogger Foxybabe said...

It's because open fire in Sumatera lah.. Nothing to do with Malaysia. Instead of doing something, why not sue the Indon Govt instead? Quite fatal for people with breathing disabilities; ASTHMA.

I am fit and healthy. Lucky that.

*nampak sangat aku takde keja. bosannye*

12:18 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

shell :

what's frustrating is that its an annual thing. so much talk has been involved about preventing it, but to my dismay, tak dak pun results.

i don't want to point fingers, but seriously, its like our neighbors tak kisah sangat. i mean, haven't those companies/org/individuals involved with open burning been penalized/jailed/castrated??? because seriously lah, haze is poison.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

foxybabe :

as much as I love indonesian culture and the friends there, i seriously have an adverse liking for their regulators. and i think that they won't take "sue" seriously...

12:25 AM  
Blogger thinktankgal said...

Gosh....I can't see the KLCC tower from my office room window (we are just opposite pulak tu)...And just came back from KLCC and man, it's bad - just think they will declare "darurat" in KL ah??...If yes, Yahoo! can lepak at home :-) Oh yes, about your last entry on keeping's ok muddy...just be cool ok...I know you are! Cheers

12:27 AM  
Blogger kepala_angin said...

run to the hills? mana ada hills dah this klang valley, all gone to accommodate Selangor's status as Negeri Maju..

heard on telly just now, Najib gonna have a press conference at 4.30pm today to announce to the people what is the next step. i wonder whether we will need to evacuate the country or not. wonder where can we go..

12:28 AM  
Blogger the jamie said...

evacuate the country? I wonder if we can choose our destination with free flight ticket some more.

hmmm... (tengah berfikir)

1:00 AM  
Blogger BJ said...

BBC reported that we already declared state of emergency. Pelik betul. Some say its the fire in Sumatra. But some party say Malaysian palm oil businesses in Jakarta do that. I am starting to wonder who is telling the thruth.

Anyway, Malaysia is offering to put off the fire in Sumatra and apparantly talks are still going on. How long? Till someone in PMO collapes?

1:13 AM  
Blogger A Babe Of Very Little Brain said...

i think there's also open burning here in malaysia, namely in klang valley, and to be more specific around puchong area. acrid smell of smoke wouldn't travel over the seas now, would it?

1:26 AM  
Blogger shell said...

The last haze was also caused by Sumatera Forest Fire.
Yela.. It's their fault. But.. so what? Why do we always need to be the victim?
It has been 8 years... takkan la takde idea nak buat apa lagi?

My "gucci bag" can already play piano in 8 years..!

KA :: datang sini lah..

*let all hold hands and join green peace*


1:39 AM  
Blogger silent said...

it's enough that i'm blur to start with, now everything around me blur juga... aiyo...

2:34 AM  
Blogger shobshob said...

i guess the people on sumatra are still not as civilized as we are.. they still do the traditional way of burning crops..

siot betul..

3:13 AM  
Blogger Pah said...

hi muddy
the haze situation is actually a good way to stop smoking.. i didnt feel like smoking..only had 1 stick today..
it's so ugly out there..sigh!

3:21 AM  
Blogger chics said...

there's goes my ciggie.

ciggie or lungs.choose.


3:58 AM  
Blogger Han said...

By this point, you wonder whether or not Indonesia still has trees.

6:31 AM  
Blogger Vlad said...

This is bad. I can't see my Guinness Draught.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Pojan said...

haha kepala angin, evacuate the country? evacuate the land and try to live under water, can or not?

5:56 PM  
Blogger adekmanis said...

haze or no haze i'm still going to the slipknot concert hehe

6:36 PM  
Blogger Dade Ghost said...

This is the situation where money wins over the health of the people on earth....

Or is it the Indon government is actually purposely gassing us all here??? Ermmm .... Everytime, the worst hit will be Klang Valley! Just another conspiracy theory.... hehehe...

8:32 PM  
Blogger madnessinvain said...

Haze? Where got? Its all illuision. Must be the Mossad.

9:24 PM  
Blogger mere scribbler said...

"Mother nature"? I think you mean human nature ...

9:40 PM  
Blogger Zetty said...

our neighbor there ah, damn mah fan one. The people come here, buat hal, the people who stay burn the forest. How laa like that?

12:03 AM  
Blogger elly said...

agreed with you muddy..

What is Indonesia going to do about it? This thing happens every year and cukup tahun, what we get only " Sorry " from them..

12:04 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

thinktankgal :

it rained this morning, so i could see klcc. but still, the smell of the smoke is annoying. hurting. my. lungs...

and sorry babe, kl tak dak emergency yet. damn. hahahahah!!!

kepala angin :

Muahahahahah!!! terasa terasa (i live in shah alam apparently...huhuhu...)

evacuate the country? don't want lah. no place to go where nasi lemak is abundant. huhuhu...;P

the jamie :

hahahahah...that will be great! I want business class! Business class!!! hehehe...which country you nak gi babe?

3:50 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

BJ :

aiyooo betul ke msian companies are the ones burning di sumatra??? if so, they seriously need to be shot.

yeah, i so loved our neighbors response, that they are "urging" burners to stop. aiyoooo...

babe :

i heard that there are some people who used the haze for their advantage, so started open burning. who are these retards???

shell :

oooooo you're gucci bag plays piano already? canggih canggih! ;) i can only play imaginary piano. does that count?

3:57 AM  
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4:42 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

silent :

hey babe, really really look forward to your singing! ;))

shob shob :, not to say not civilised. its just that some of them are simply annoying. huhuhu...

stitch :

hey, congrats on slowy reducing the sticks! yeah, but its still funny how some people continued smoking in the haze. talk about addiction!

9:25 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

chics :

chics, choose your lungs babe! choose your lungs! hahahah...ok one smoke and that's it. ;P

han :

i think it was in the nst where they showed a picture where the firemen trying to put the peat fires out. the funny thing was that the hose was trickling water. i mean, when i wash the car, the water is more power than what the indon firemen were carrying.

then they give accuses saying that putting out fire is hard. haiyaaaa...

vlad : and your alcohol. i think its one of the things you don't need to quit due to the haze...hehehehe...

9:33 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

pojan :

ooooo perhaps we can find atlantis and see Ariel there...huhuhu...:P

dade ghost :

another conspiracy theory : there's an invisible volcano in the middle of klcc...hahahahah (gosh, the haze is making me bonkers...)

chi :

ooooo not fair not fair. hey, will you be at the wedding of the year as well? i don't think i can go loh. i'm sick...:((

9:37 AM  
Blogger Muddy said...

madnessinvain :

haiyooo, ofcos you can't see the haze. there's too many fine ladies flocking around you lahhhh...muahhahaha!!!

mere scribbler :

hey, thanks for dropping by! :) really like your blog. anyway, you're right. it ain't mother nature. she's really nice actually. she accepted my apology, and now we're dating. (it could be serious, you know...heheh)

zetty :

i know. its an annual affair, and each time, it gets worst. the thing is our neighbor does not see the initiative to preven this because it is the cheapest way of clearing land and sustaining their palm oil industry.

conspiracy theorists also say that the burners are from msian companies. if so, that's simply embarrassing...

elly :

yeah, their sorry is a tad empty and a tad too late, don't you think? i think they should allow msians go visit bali for free. hehehe...

9:44 AM  
Blogger muffin-top said...

I heard somewhere in the papers that those companies involved are either wholly or halfly owned by some malaysians...

whatever the case..i think both governments dua kali lima jer... they should have worked together way before this since its a recurring event.

2:42 AM  
Blogger aeyya said...

plz clear the HazeySurrounding!!! i wanna have fun once im back..this
hazy tinggy will Lock me out :(

10:46 AM  
Blogger kobis said...

Hey beb, I'm still at home today. Still not allowed to strain my eyes too much... I think it's time for me to try to read, hence I read your ever so amusing blog and had inspires me to write mine too ;-P Check out the first few ones...

11:54 PM  
Blogger Muddy said...

muffin top :

thanks for dropping by! :) and sad to say, you're right. about 8 out of ten of the companies penalised for open burning are msian! so its kind of shameful to know about this: that we are the ones polluting.

but then again, 8 bad apples don't really represent 21.9 million ones, right? ;)

aeyya :

its cleared up! cause tiba tiba banyak wind. i seriously think the bomohs are at work. so no worries k babe? see you so soon!!!

kobis :

you're still at home? aiyooo hopefully you will recover soon. wear them shades, it will help! ;P

and dude, dig your blog. very lurve doctor. heheheh...

6:09 PM  

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