Malaysian Laughs and Incredibly Strange Stories

Bolehland is where everything is possible even strange tales, and unbelievable things can happen, some say it’s the “can do” attitude that makes it so, others just smile and enjoy the flow of strange, even true events. It reminds of the word Kiasu, used in Singapore, Bolehland’s meaning is no obstacles are ever too difficult or hard to overcome. While many laughs about the Kiasu ways of the Singaporeans, it might not be all that funny unless you take the stand that the Bolehland ways are far superior to that of the pesky neighbours. A few tales that have been told in the past confirms what a Bolehland attitude is all about.

Prime Minister Grants Perodua Licenses

The first tale requires that you first know that in order to get a Perodua dealership it is necessary to first see the Prime Minister. It seems that such a dealership license can only be granted by the highest political office and to confirm this you could read up more about the confession of Vasu, Chithirakala, as he thanked the MIC leader. So many believe the reason for the PM never having the time to get to all his tasks could be due to his dealings with Perodua licenses.

€114 Million Paid to the Kantow-tant

Then there is also the submarine deal by the government in which Perimaker, a Malaysian company enjoyed a fee worth €114 million for their coordination and support services. Now believe the “anything can happen” scenario? In this one, it might seem that government are unable to buy directly from countries and must depend on middlemen, and this is where the opportunity for those calling themselves consultants flourish as since in Bolehland senior consultants have the name of “kantow-tants.”

Wives Upset by the Pondan

The third tale part of all the can-do tales in Bolehland or the stories doing the rounds is the full page the Bahasa-Daily devoted to the doings of the Malay men, they all left their wives for transvestite lovers called “pondan”. Wives complained, and the Pertubuhan Kebaijkan Sahabat Insan Malaysia received many letters from the women upset about losing their husbands to she-male lovers.

What followed were scientific surveys and detailed investigations, and at the end of it, all the blame fell on the wife’s attitudes when all was learned about the pondan’s attracting the husbands. The advice the chairman shared with the wives was to take care of their husbands and to pamper them. The husbands agreed that they fell in love with the transvestites due to the services they offered, and in the long run, the she-lovers were more devoted. It does question the statements by the highest ranked politician that Malaysia is a completely Islamic country though, so it’s questionable also that pondan could be a problem in such a community, but as we know in Bolehland, anything is possible.

There are thousands of tales to be told about strange but true things part of the Bolehland and most are even more strange than those already mentioned, so maybe soon we will explore more unreal happenings with those who like to giggle and enjoy the stories of a place where anything is possible.