martes, mayo 29, 2007

409. por qué Malayo

Cuando niño era aficionado a la zoología y vi en un libro la fotografía de un oso atrapado por una culebra gigante, con la cabeza vuelta hacia arriba como si estuviera dando un alarido. El pie de foto decía: “el oso malayo no podrá sacudirse el abrazo de la pitón”. Quedé choqueado, era muy raro para mí ver que una culebra pudiera comerse a un oso. Hace unos meses leí en wikipedia que los osos malayos son del tamaño de un perro doméstico, lo que por fin explicó el misterio de esa fotografía que me impresionó tanto. Mientras escribía esto, recordé el comienzo del Principito, donde Saint Exupéry relata una experiencia muy similar, en este caso se trata de una boa devorando un elefante.

13 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

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Boa dijo...

coincidencia: cuando era niño me impresionó esa misma imagen

nadie dijo...

basindo nan tenggil, "el que le gusta sentarse alto".

bonita historia.

Cristina Chain/ Huir dijo...

Malayo...que lindo...

Mitch Gómez dijo...

Mi tía que vive en EEUU y es muy nostálgica de casi todo, me preguntó dónde se podía comer un auténtico arrollado de malaya en Santiago. ¿Alguien puede recomendar algún lugar ni tan caro para poder invitarla ni tan autóctono cómo para espantarla?

Cristina Chain/ Huir dijo...

La Vega o mercado central pues...que no baja de plaza italia?
yayayay se me va moviendo que la tía tiene hambre.

PD: y no me conteste carajo!

yo dijo...

la malaya vendría a ser la perfecta síntesis entre malasya y malayo...¿o no?...

Anónimo dijo...

Llévala al "Django", en Padre Alonso Ovalle c/ Arturo Prat más o menos. No es exactamente una picada, porque no resulta super barato, pero todo es de primera calidad.

Anónimo dijo...

Rights group slams Malaysia’s “Vigilante culture”
(AFP)

29 May 2007


KUALA LUMPUR - Migrants and refugees are subject to a “vigilante culture” in Malaysia, where civil liberties have not improved despite government pledges to reform, a rights group said Tuesday.


In its 10th human rights report, NGO Suaram said the rounding up of undocumented immigrants by “untrained” personnel from a volunteer corps known as RELA had led to “rampant human rights violations and the sanctioning of a vigilante culture.”

Suaram said migrants and refugees continued to be the most vulnerable to rights violations, and 20,000 undocumented immigrants were arrested last year.

“These included babies, children, pregnant women and persons in need of medical attention,” the rights group said.

“These raids have led to overcrowded detention camps and deteriorating conditions faced by the migrants and refugees. Two undocumented Filipino minors died while being deported from Malaysia,” it said.

Violations suffered by the migrants were part of “a continuing lack of resolve to improve civil liberties” despite the country’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council last May, Suaram said.

“The country saw a disturbing trend of intolerance and racist sentiments” in which government leaders and members of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) openly issued threats to non-Malays, it said.

Malays are the majority ethnic group but Malaysia has significant populations of ethnic Chinese and Indians.

Suaram noted “violence and heavy-handedness” by police who cracked down on peaceful assemblies and arbitrarily detained protesters, while the establishment of an independent police complaints and misconduct commission had been indefinitely delayed.

The rights watchdog monitored reports of nine deaths in police custody last year, and 90 people remained incarcerated without trial under the Internal Security Act.

“The government also sought to muzzle the media,” Suaram said.

It accused the judiciary of failing to live up to expectations in upholding the constitution in several controversial cases last year.

Suaram said the government had denied requests by UN rights officials to visit the country, and had also failed to submit reports to UN committees on rights of the child, and discrimination against women.

“Malaysia’s failure to meet these UN standards on human rights compliance is unacceptable since it is now a member of the UN Human Rights Council,” it said.

Last week, rights group Amnesty International warned of a ”culture of fear” in Malaysia stemming from human rights abuses and draconian laws discouraging free expression.

Cristina Chain/ Huir dijo...

Perdona esto no me aguanto:

Wash and Wear
(And not dry anymore)

la-pollo dijo...

Y te sientes devorado por quién???
Saludos de invierno!

nadie dijo...

excelente pregunta, gran vuelta de tuerca...je

Cristina Chain/ Huir dijo...

obvio...por los cerdos capitalistas,,,,obvio...