Malaysia in the news

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Heavy TrafficI enjoy reading news from Malaysia in German news. Unluckily only very few news make it to Europe, but within the last days three reports made it to Germany. The first one is not very spectacular if you know the Malay way to handle traffic tickets. You just don’t handle them! Somehow the Malay government has not yet established a sufficient way to claim the money for issued traffic tickets. So people just don’t care too much about them. So all they can do is to animate people to pay for those tickets “voluntary”. But with the high prices for fuel most of the Malay people don’t feel like additionally paying for their traffic rule infringements. Now they try to get at least some money by lowering the fees for the traffic tickets up to seventy percent! This is also a way to prevent corruption – since policemen are not paid to well it is often cheaper to “buy the cop” than to pay for a ticket… I could tell you a few stories about that… One of them tells my blogger-friend Josh here.

The second and third news are about Malaysia’s animal world. Animals in Malaysia can be quite hungry, I’m not talking about hungry mosquitoes, but about bigger animals. First there was a crocodile on Sabah which deported a boy who was taking a bath in a wild river and later a huge python made it to eat up a whole sheep!

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  1. paule says:

    *ich erkenn net wergli viel auf dem bild (was issn das rote da links? der schlangenmund? heißt das mund oder maul bei schlangen?) aber es ist wirklich eklig. wirklich. das arme schaf. das arme baby vom schaf....das is ja wie sone russische matroschka! unter jeder schicht nochn vieh! ;-)

  2. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *Ja, das links is der Schlangenmund, und es sieht so aus, als ob sie den grad garnet so richtig zukriegt.. gefräßiges Vieh..

  3. Joshua says:

    *It's a complex social situation here for us Malaysians because not all cops are bad, it's just that most of us run into the bad ones most of the time!

    But then again, in spite of all these concerns, I believe that there's no other place you can find in the world that has food so good almost everywhere! :-D

  4. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *You are absolutely right. Unluckily writing up experiences and impressions easily provokes to polemicized views.

    Oh Josh, please stop talking about the food in .my - I really really miss it!

  5. Joshua says:

    *Yeah true, but for a lot of us, the internet is the last free place we could show what we really think!

    Food? Haha! Alright!

  6. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *Jepp, internt is a very good place for a free expression of opinions and views :-) and this fancy blog-scripts also encourage the discussion of this opinions - great :-)

    I had some cantones duck today at a Chinese restaurant - but it just isn't the same...

  7. Joshua says:

    *Nothing beats the original! :-D

  8. nici says:

    *Oh mein Gott, die Schlagzeilen sind ja schrecklich. Das arme Kind :-(

  9. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *"Im Dechsendorfer Weiher, da schwimmt der Weiße Hai, der frisst die Leute massenweise und denkt sich nix dabei - endlich hat auch Dechsendorf seien Touristenattraktion das steigert zwar den Umsatz doch gefährlich ist das schon" <strong>sing</strong>

  10. Thomas says:

    *Das Bild links oben stammt aber nicht aus Malaysia, oder? Für mich sieht das eher nach Bangkok aus :-)

  11. Jürgen Hösch says:

    *Scharf bemerkt. Ist tatsächlich Bangkok. Leider hatte ich kein so tolles Staubild aus KL.

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