UMNO and PAS can engage in all the pea-brainstorming orgies they desire on Malay unity, Islamic laws and a more Taliban-like Tanah Melayu. The fact remains, Malaysia is one of the easiest countries in which one can get an abortion done.
How much is a live worth?
How much is YOUR life worth?
I’m not sure if it is possible to put a price tag on human lives or any lives for that matter. Increasingly however, the world does especially Forbes, MTV and E!
Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ net assets are estimated to hover around US$ 58 billion. Detractors and anti-capitalism believers can say what they want but Bill Gates is one man that has truly changed how the world operates on a daily basis. He may not have done it single handedly of course but for all the knowledge and pioneering technology, he is very well worth the multi-billion dollar price tag.
Trailing a far way behind is Tiger Woods. He is worth an estimated US 770 million for hitting golf balls regardless of whether he lands them in the hole at the end of the game. Sportsmen and sportswomen are often portrayed as role models for aspiring young minds. Their quotes are often cited to motivate and drive one to further heights. Their news, mementos, biographies and autobiographies sell as well as Microsoft Office applications, and these don’t even need to be authentic. Heck, they don’t necessarily need to perform up to the hype surrounding them. David Beckham makes more news form his fantasy love life with Victoria Spice than scoring goals yet he earns in one month more than a doctor can ever earn in a lifetime.
Then again of course, celebrities are always overrated and usually for no special talents or logical reason. When a health minister is caught in an extramarital affair on video, he resigns from the political scene and public at least for a while. When a dumb blonde and spoilt brat has her night-visioned sex videos leaked on the internet, the world hails her as a brave champion of feminism and western liberalism. In spite of all her lame movies, talent-less singing, distasteful dressing and a conspicuous absence of any beneficial contribution to humankind, Paris Hilton is worth at least US$ 30 million. Even her yelping Chihuahua with syndromic facies is worth 5,000 US dollars – that’s the cash price the billionaire heiress offered when Tinkerbell went missing only to be found later in Paris Hilton’s grandmother’s house.
These mind-boggling figures and nonsensical price tags overshadow many untold stories and unknown lives.
UMNO and PAS can engage in all the pea-brainstorming orgies they desire on Malay unity, Islamic laws and a more Taliban-like Tanah Melayu. The fact remains, Malaysia is one of the easiest countries in which one can get an abortion done. Next to transvestitism, illegal abortions are probably the second unifying trait among Malaysians of all religions, culture, ethnicity and ages and geographical origins. Legally speaking in fact, no abortion is illegal in Malaysia inv view that abortions are deemed justified and for medicinal intentions when the progress of pregnancy will eventually result in psychological upset to the unwilling mother.
If one browses through the records of shady abortion clinics, it is evident that Malaysia has lost millions of unborn lives over the years and across all ethnicities. If one spends a day observing the characters that requests abortions, there is little doubt that one will see human behavior in a different light altogether. Obese, middle- aged Muslim ladies in waist-length tudung, educated Chinese ladies in working attire, slim Kadazandusuns in spaghetti stripes and her Indian male companion – everyone wants to be an accomplice in the daily massacre of unborn babies.
A four-week old fetus goes for RM 300, an older eight-weeker for up to RM 700. They come out in tiny bits and torn pieces and get flushed down the sewage system.
That’s how much unborn babies are worth in Muslim Malaysia.
So much for Islam Hadhari and more veiled-up Malaysia.