A Taiwan trip that is fruitful

According to an undisclosed source, the study-tour BN MPs were spotted travelling the length and breath of Taiwan’s relatively small agricultural sector.


At the end of their visit to a fruit orchard yesterday and after getting a taste of the many fruits there, the MPs showed a thumbs-up sign, saying almost in a thunderous chorus that their visit had been very fruitful.


And as if to reinforce their contention that their whirlwind tour of this island had been very educational, a spokesperson of this group said they now realised that the time-tested farming practice was, and still is, relevant even in these days of technological wizardry: you reap what you sow.


Then the MPs were herded together for a visit to an animal farm. It was this animal farm near Taipei that was really an eye-opener for most of these studious MPs.


Here they found out that it might not be advisable to depend too much on a cash cow as she might not last that long especially if you milked her till the other cows came home.


The enthusiasm of the MPs about the latest and advanced techniques of rearing cows, however, dissipated especially after they heard the rumour that a Mad Cow Disease had just struck the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia.


There were of course other animals reared in the farm. There were bulls running around almost aimlessly. The MPs appeared quite excited over a particular big bull, but that’s about it.


What was considered most instructive by some of the MPs was their visit to this section of the farm that looked like a pig sty. Here the local scientists have been involved in many years of experimentation in their desire to see the day when pigs can fly so as to help reduce the high cost of transporting them (because of hiked petrol price) from one corner of the island to another.


But what was most telling for the MPs was that in the animal farm, some animals were found to be more equal than others, a harsh situation that somehow struck a chord in the MPs.


At the end of this trip, the MPs thanked profusely the owner of this privatised animal farm, Mr. Zhe Oh Wel.


16 Responses to “A Taiwan trip that is fruitful”

  1. 1 Patricia 11 September 2008 at 8:32 am

    Nice one!

    Thanks for making me laugh out loud first thing in the morning! Sounds like they’re having quite an interesting experience on that animal farm.

    I wonder … what wisdom our illustrious yang berhormats will bring back from their trip?

  2. 2 danet7882 11 September 2008 at 9:03 am

    lol… might has well spend a week in Zoo Negara… I am still wondering what the hell are these MP going to learn.. Probably they should milk that cow in Taiwan till the next election, hhahahaa

  3. 3 mut 11 September 2008 at 9:28 am

    George Orwell? Heh heh heh! If pigs could fly and animals could talk, they would tell the BN MPs to go home !

  4. 4 wandererAUS 11 September 2008 at 9:49 am

    It sounded more like hobby farms they visited. IS BN preparing them to
    be farmers when they get kicked out…at least, they can be more productive!
    How about their side shows? With the recent quake were they found happily rocking in bed?

  5. 5 veryupset 11 September 2008 at 10:02 am

    Very funny….!

    Of course interest is shown when in Taiwan…. When back in Malaysia all they’ll do is talk. No action will be implemented…

    Ya’ll think they’ll put on their boogie boots & go to our Malaysia farms..??? Ya think ?

    Just go to our so called Zoo Negara lah…
    Pity the animals there. And the smell…………. Phew !

    Maybe some media people should go to the zoo & highlight the situation THEN only the responsible goons will move their bloddy ass…….!

  6. 6 gregwar 11 September 2008 at 10:32 am

    Well done Mus. I too needed a laugh after all the stupid racial undertones lately. Thanks

  7. 7 malaysia 11 September 2008 at 10:42 am

    Yes we reap what we sow. I only hope these Gods can really appreciate what agriculture is all about. Anyway many people had seen how Ilan can be so successful in agriculture, it’s on Astro Discovery channel.

    Anyhow, still this did not change my view on the purpose of the trip. Also, wonder where the funds of Backbenchers’ Club comes from?

  8. 8 annii 11 September 2008 at 11:01 am

    He he he, hopefully they wont be swallowed by earthquake!

  9. 9 RakyatTulin 11 September 2008 at 11:04 am

    I just wonder how the MPs feel when they were sent to Taiwan for the educational trip. Let’s hope they are feeling at home in that animal farm they have visited.Perhaps, they should take up residence there.Furthermore, they should take time off to study and research on GM cows and return home later to raise some to counter some local mad cows.Perhaps they shall also visit the Taiwan parliament and take the opportunity to learn from the Taiwan MPs the finese of fist-fighting.

  10. 10 wapot 11 September 2008 at 11:14 am

    MPs’ Taiwan trip a waste of money. BN’s dirty trick a world’s laughing stock.

  11. 11 eamonnc 11 September 2008 at 11:46 am

    is there any thing to learn from Taiwan, for the BN government does not even want to recognize tertiary education (except for some medical and dentistry courses) from Taiwan?

  12. 12 Antares 11 September 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Very well done, Mus, wonderfully wry humor, bravo! I might clone this piece on my blog and make you even more famous ;-).

  13. 13 Patek1472 11 September 2008 at 12:44 pm

    A Malaysian Time Clock Slowly Clicking towards 16 September!

    Tick, Tock! Tick, Tock! Tick Tock!

    Inbetween, spare parts and batteries still insufficient in case it stop.

    Some try to move it faster by 15 minutes, some by 30 minutes.

    Nobody thought of moving it backwards. I wonder Why?

    continue at http://patek1472.wordpress.com

  14. 14 chris chong 11 September 2008 at 1:47 pm

    thanks for the jokes.

    never known that Taiwan is doing good in agriculature.

  15. 15 Magga 11 September 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Bravo! Mus, that’s a good one. Maybe they should make a presentation LIVE to the rakyat from Dewan Rakyat with the title APA YANG SAYA BELAJAR DI TAIWAN.

    and the most likely answer is


  16. 16 Siew Eng 13 September 2008 at 6:30 am


    Solidarity Vigil for RPK, Teresa Kok and Miss Tan : Release Them NOW!

    Dear All,

    Gerakan Mansuhkan ISA (GMI) together with other friends and NGO will hold a solidarity vigil for Raja Petra Kamarudin, MP Teresa Kok and sin Chew Daily Journalist Miss Tan Hoon Cheng who has been arrested under the draconian ISA.

    The details of the program as follows:

    Date: 13 September 2008

    Place: Bukit Aman Entrance

    Time: 8.30 pm

    We hope everyone will be joining with us and urge the government to release three of them and others from Kamunting immediately. We hope this message will be pass to everyone. Let’s fight for a better Malaysia without ISA.


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