Friday, August 28, 2009

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[Highlight] PASS?...


Posted: 28 Aug 2009 07:37 AM PDT

I was preparing for the big day of my 2nd attempt (1st attempt)... finally it came on August 28th 2009 2pm. I was sitting @ T_break cafe, ground floor of Komplek Antarabangsa waiting for 2pm to come. It was a long wait so that i could avoid the terrible jam in downtown KL. You know it's FRIDAY... :(

I went up to the SAP office @ about 1:45pm and the receptionist directed me to HCL-AXON training center @ next door. I headed to the office, before entering the office i dropped by the toilet to release some burden... All the while my heart was beating bum bum bum!!... it was a big moment for me. you know? 

So what's the big moment? Yup it's my 2nd attempt of my SAP ABAP exam which i has been preparing since two weeks ago. I was not 100% confident but at least 80%... better than last attempt... blek~ :p I was a bit disorganized when i got started on the exam. My hands were shaking non stop... hmmm.... No! I'm not panic but just don't know why? Maybe i drank the coffee before the exam. Bad Bad moment for TZ... Sigh~ Anyway, I took a big breathe and continued my exam. 

Of cause clock kept tickling at the right upper corner of the screen... I was peeping @ the clock from time to time just to make sure i was on par with the time ... Yeh! I finished all the questions within the 1.5 hours before the exam ended. Went back to revise and recap all the unsure answers... quite a number of changes i had made... 

Last 5 minutes... I was still revising... My heart was pumping faster and faster... when the time shown only left a few second ... I tried to close my eyes... Just don't wanna to see the result... When i opened my eyes I saw the breakdown of the result... So, do i pass my exam? hehehe....

Late in the evening, I received one of my friend's text to ask whether i pass my exam... 

Friend : Pass?
Me : Fail wor :'( :'(
Friend : Adoi, so sorry to hear.
Me : hehe... Just teazing you lar... I pass my exam.
Friend : CHEEBAI! :-p :-p :-p

Yup ... I  Pass! I Pass! You are talking to a certified SAP ABAP consultant now ... ;-) hmmm... how much should i charge you... :p

What's Next?

hehehe... I wish i could be a pensioner with lotz of money... Dream Dream TZ... Need to start searching for job. Anyone have SAP ABAP job to recommend???? ... 

Set Kartika Free!

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 09:59 AM PDT

Malaysia has long tried to cultivate the image of being a moderate Muslim state that can serve as a model for others. Particularly in the wake of the attacks on the United States in September 2001, successive prime ministers have worked hard to ensure that Malaysia would remain on the list of moderate Muslim states that could serve as the bridge between the Western and Muslim worlds.

Today, that image stands to take a significant pounding, thanks to a relatively isolated incident that has managed to grab headlines worldwide: A Malay-Muslim woman by the name of Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno is set to be caned for the offence of drinking alcohol in public. Kartika's case has bedevilled lawmakers of Malaysia for the simple reason that nobody seems to know what to do about it.

Kartika was found guilty of drinking beer in Pahang. The religious authorities in the state found her guilty of committing a syariah offence, and she was fined and sentenced to six strokes of the cane. Kartika herself pleaded guilty to the charges. But what baffles many observers is that the former model said she was prepared to be caned, and what is more, to be caned in public.

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has asked if Malaysia would celebrate its independence day (on Aug 31) with the caning of a Muslim woman. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has himself asked Kartika to appeal against her sentence. Needless to say, the case has brought Malaysia to the world's attention for all the wrong reasons.

The problem that this case poses for Malaysia is complex. For a start, Kartika's case was handled by the Syariah Court of Pahang, raising the question of whether the federal government can intervene to save her.

Adding to the confusion is the problematic and complicated relationship between religion and politics in the country. The borderline between Islam and politics has grown increasingly blurred after three decades of state-driven Islamisation. The enfeebled ruling Umno is now trying its best to defend its own Islamic credentials in the face of the opposition PAS. At the same time, Umno would not like to gain the same reputation as the Taliban of Afghanistan.

PAS in turn is likewise split in its conscience, between moderates who wish to push the democratisation agenda and conservatives who want more Islamisation. Already in Selangor, where PAS came into power as part of the opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition, moral policing has been introduced by the conservative PAS leader Datuk Hasan Ali, who has called for religious functionaries to arrest Muslims who go against Islamic law.

PAS conservatives may feel that their electoral gains have given them the green light to further Islamise the country. They have thus called for a ban on the sale of alcohol and music concerts.

But in the wider context of international politics, Malaysia is looking more and more like a parochial state where books are banned and people are whipped for doing things that would be regarded as perfectly normal elsewhere.

Malaysia's conservative Islamists, their religious convictions notwithstanding, do not seem to understand why the international community is upset with the idea of a woman being caned for drinking a pint. Perak Mufti Harussani Zakaria, for instance, has wondered why a fuss should be made over a woman receiving six lashes when, in his opinion, she should be receiving 80 lashes.

It is this sense of disconnect that adds a surreal air to the goings-on in Malaysia today. The government is concerned that failure to enact Islamic law will compromise its standing in the eyes of conservative Muslims in the country. But to have Kartika caned would jeopardise the country's image internationally. Like it or not, Malaysia still depends on trade with the developed Western world, not Afghanistan.

This, then, is the dilemma that Malaysia faces at the moment, and there seems little consensus on how to proceed. Kartika's caning has been postponed for now. One thing, however, is certain: The costs of caning Kartika are simply too high. Should Malaysia cane her, it would have jumped one rung up the Islamisation ladder. After that, there may be no turning back. — Straits Times

<br><br><br>All the Kennedy brothers are now gone, the Kennedy family

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 09:32 AM PDT

All the Kennedy brothers are now gone, the Kennedy family endured many heartbreaks during their lives. They embodied the principle that if one is born into great wealth and privilege, they have an obligation to public service and to bettering their country. Edward Kennedy, the last of the brothers . . . they're all gone now. Flaws are human in all men. He had his personal flaws, but as a legislator he was a class act.

Despite his family wealth, he never forgot the common man, in all that he did. Ted Kennedy served his country with dedication and distinction. Like almost all politicians, he had his scandals, but unlike most he actually did something to make a real difference in the lives of regular people. Senator Kennedy's never wavering commitment to better the lives of working people and the poor has earned him a place of honor among American Statesmen.

Great heroes have foibles, and are still capable of monumental things.
Rest in peace, true American hero.

ERa Najib Altantuya : Protes Senyap ADUN BN Di Sidang DUN

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 10:07 AM PDT

Tindakan kesemua wakil rakyat UMNO dan Barisan Nasional (BN) tidak mengambil bahagian dalam Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Terengganu pada 25 dan 26 Ogos baru-baru ini dilihat sebagai 'protes senyap' terhadap Dato' Ahmad Said, Menteri Besar Terengganu.

Gambar - kerusi ADUN BN kosong semasa bantahan 'memulaukan' sidang DUN April lalu) Satu sumber memaklumkan, krisis 'dalaman' UMNO-BN Terengganu semakin parah malah sukar diubati lagi.

Jika persidangan DUN Terengganu pada April 2009 lalu mereka (ADUN BN) mengambil tindakan memboikot tetapi kali ini semuanya senyap membisu.

Adun-adun BN terbabit yang sebelum ini 'berkokok' bagaikan ayam sabung diluar Dewan, sebaliknya menjadi lesu ibarat 'ayam berak kapur' dalam Sidang DUN.

Mereka (Adun BN) langsung tidak mengemukakan sebarang soalan lisan atau bertulis tdan tidak mengambil bahagian dalam perbahasannya selama dua hari tersebut.

Dari 24 orang ADUN hanya wakil Permaisuri, Abd Halim Jusoh yang mengemukakan satu soalan sahaja pada hari pertama persidangan 25 Ogos 2009.

Menteri Besarnya, Dato' Ahmad Said melahirkan rasa sedih dan terkilan dengan tindakan wakil rakyat BN yang bersikap demikian.

Ditanya mengenai ketiadaan penyertaan wakil rakyat BN dalam mengemukakan soalan dan sesi perbahasan, Ahmad berkata beliau tidak mampu berbuat apa-apa kerana tidak berupaya mengawalnya.

"Saya nak buat macam mana, saya bukan ada 'remote control' boleh kawal, biarlah rakyat menilainya.

"Mereka itu wakil rakyat, dewan (DUN Terengganu) bersidang tiga kali setahun. Jadi inilah masanya mereka (ADUN) kemukakan masalah dan perjuangkan hak kawasan masing-masing," jelasnya pada siding akhbar di Tingkat 16, Wisma Darul Iman, 26 Ogos lalu.

Katanya, perbincangan telah diadakan bagi menyelesaikan masalah kemelut politik yang berlaku tetapi tidak dinafikan ada Adun-adun yang 'berkeras' serta enggan menyokong kepimpinannya sebagai Menteri Besar Terengganu.

"Dulu mereka tidak puas hati saya jadi Pengerusi Perhubungan Umno Terengganu dan kita ganti dengan Dato' Hishamuddin pun tidak selesai masalah.

"Mereka tidak puas hati 'Pok Rosli' (Dato' Rosli Mat Hasan) jadi Setiausaha Perhubungan dan kita tukar kepada orang lain pun tidak selesai masalah." ujarnya.

Beliau yang juga Timbalan Pengerusi Umno Terengganu menyifatkan masalah tersebut sukar diselesaikan sekiranya wakil rakyat itu sendiri tidak mahu selesaikan.

"Saya sendiri berusaha sedaya upaya untuk menjernihkan kembali keadaan politik negeri ini termasuk melakukan rombakan semula Umno Terengganu.

"Sebab itu, saya kata ini bukan soal saya tetapi soal mereka (wakil rakyat) dan saya rasa mereka tidak ramai. Ada tiga atau empat orang yang masih berkeras lagi," jelasnya.

Sementara itu, Adun Wakaf Mempelam, Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut ketika mengambil bahagian dalam perbahasan usul menyifatkan tindakan Adun BN yang tidak mengambil bahagian itu sebagai 'protes senyap' kepada Menteri Besarnya, Dato' Ahmad Said.

Kesemua wakil PAS mendapat pujian kerana berjaya mengemukakan banyak soalan lisan dan bertulis serta mengambil bahagian setiap kali ada perbahasan usul pada sidang Dun Terengganu kali ini.

Bahkan, langsung tidak ada gangguan seperti sebelum ini yang masing-masing cuba menunjukkan 'jaguh' berbahas di dewan tersebut.

Antara Adun-adun BN yang sebelum ini kuat 'berkokok' iaitu Adun BN Ajil, Dato' Rosol Wahid, Dato' Din Adam (Bukit Besi), Alias Abdullah (Alor Limbat), Ramlan (Jabi), Zawawi (Kuala Berang), Mohamad Ramli Nuh (Tepoh) serta beberapa orang lagi mengambil sikap 'protes senyap'. -buletinonline

Sheep as expensive as Ferrari ...

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 09:10 AM PDT

An eight months old sheep in the Scottish Lanark for 260,000 euro changed hands. The robust built ram named Deveronvale Perfection will be the breeding for the new owner, a farmer from the area, the purchase price can easily earn back, British media reported Friday.

The hitherto most expensive British sheep, Tophill Joe has recently died. This ram "for his" boss "the purchase price of 150,000 euros with Ease by thousands of lambs to father. Which brought together more than 1 million euros. Tophill Joe was considered by experts a very beautiful head, great feet and his fur was real kwaliteitswol.

Suicide bombers, Saudi princes injured

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 08:56 AM PDT

A suicide bomber has injured in Saudi Arabia, a prince who has a leading role in the struggle against terrorism. It is the first assassination attempt on a member of the royal family for decades and the first major attack in the country was 2006th

According to a report by the official SPA news agency on Friday on the eve of the attackers blew himself up in the city of Jeddah on the edge of a public reception to mark the holy month of Ramadan in the air. The attack was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Prince Mohammed bin Najef, a son of Interior Minister.

King Abdullah visited the slightly injured on Friday in the hospital. The attack would strengthen its resolve in the fight against terrorism only, "said Prince Mohammed. So far, no one claimed responsibility for the deed, but it is believed that the terrorist network Al Qaeda is behind it.

The ultra-conservative kingdom, a close U.S. ally, has in recent years, the fight against terrorism and the network strengthened Osama bin Laden. 15 of the 19 attackers, 11 September 2001 came from the UK - as well as bin Laden.

The perpetrator had indicated before the attack that he wanted to represent himself, said the prince. Then he had a surprise sprung into the air.


Wingsuit jumper crashes into cliff and dies

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 08:46 AM PDT

An extreme skydiving is bumped at noon near Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland into a rock wall, and thereby lost their lives. A risky maneuver failed.

The 36-year-old American was shortly before 11.30 am clock with a wing suit, called a wingsuit, jumped from a helicopter. According to the investigating judge of the District Police Office and the man wanted to fly by a monk called Felsscharte at Buffalo.

Maneuver fails - dead

The maneuver failed and the man crashed into the wall. The notified rescuers could recover him already dead.

The wing suits with fabric surfaces between the arms and legs dampen the rate of fall and transform them into forward speed.

Top speed of 250 km / h

Wingsuit jumper can here a forward speed of up to 250 km / h, so that travel considerable distances horizontally.

Wingsuit are often worn by Basejumper. The Lauterbrunnen Valley with its vertical cliffs is well known in Basejumper circles. Again and again there but also fatal crashes Basejumper in the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

Last winter, allowed Mr. wingsuit skydiving at the ski resort of male excitement. After her jump from a helicopter they raced just one ski restaurant situated next pass and continue beyond a ledge near the direction of Lauterbrunnen.

The incident occurred on Friday outside of tourist and inhabited areas. The monk buffalo is a rock formation high above Stechelberg.


najib altantuya Temple demo: Residents march with cow's head - nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 09:05 AM PDT

(Source: Malaysiakini)
  • UPDATED 11.15PM Peeved with the proposed relocation of a temple to their area, some 50 protesters march from the state mosque to the state secretariat building with a severed cow's head. [VIDEO INSIDE]MORE
  • 'Blood' warning to state gov't
    'Not meant to insult Hindus'
Is Islam a religion of peace? It is by virtue of its name.

Is Islam a religion that believes in shedding blood in order to attain peace?

Every religion is good. It teaches man to do good.

So, there is nothing wrong with religion. Humans are the ones that give religion a bad name.

Era Najib Altantuya : Selcat Siasat Peruntukan Habis Dalamasa 3 Bulan Sebelum PRU 12 (updated)

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 07:08 AM PDT

Jawatankuasa Khas Mengenai Keupayaan, Kebertanggungjawaban dan Ketelusan (Selcat) akan mengadakan siasatan terbuka mendedahkan penyelewengan dana oleh kerajaan negeri yang lalu.

Jawatankuasa ini juga akan menyiasat penggunaan dana adun-adun Pakatan Rakyat bermula dari tahun lepas hingga ke suku tahun pertama 2009.

Siasatan yang dibuat akan dilaksana secara terbuka dan dipengerusikan oleh Speaker Teng Chang Khim bermula 8 September hingga 11 September, dan 15 September di Bangunan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri.

Turut dipanggil adalah saksi-saksi dari kalangan pegawai-pegawai daerah di semua daerah di Selangor untuk diambil keterangan berkenaan penggunaan dana oleh para Adun.

Juga disiasat adalah dakwaan bahawa adun-adun BN telah menghabiskan semua peruntukan kerajaan negeri dalam masa tiga bulan sahaja sebelum Pilihanraya Umum ke-12.

Hasil siasatan sebelum ini mendapati 203 permohonan untuk peruntukan diluluskan dalam masa satu hari sahaja, bahkan wang yang diagihkan itu diluluskan selepas Parlimen dibubarkan pada 13 Februari.

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Era Najib Altantuya : Isu Kepala Lembu, KPN Lambat Bertindak!

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 06:50 AM PDT

Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Musa Hassan dilihat lambat bertindak di dalam kes yang melibatkan penentang-penentang kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat sehingga pihak yang mengadakan demonstrasi keterlaluan dibiarkan tanpa sebarang tindakan.

Sekumpulan penduduk Seksyen 23 Shah Alam dengan beberapa NGO Melayu mengarakkan kepala lembu ke bangunan Setiausaha Kerajaan Selangor sebagai membantah cadangan pemindahan kuil Hindu ke kawasan mereka.

Kira-kira 50 orang yang membentuk jawatankuasa bertindak penduduk seksyen itu berkumpul di masjid negeri, beberapa ratus meter dari bangunan tersebut di Shah Alam, selepas solat Jumaat tadi.

Mereka berarak sebagai menyatakan bantahan kepada Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, exco kebajikan negeri Rodziah Ismail dan exco kesihatan Dr A Xavier Jayakumar.

Mereka juga mensasarkan kemarahan mereka kepada ahli parlimen Shah Alam, Khalid Samad.

Didahului dengan pembawa kepala lembu, yang masih belum kering darahnya, penunjuk perasaan berjalan sambil bertakbir dan melaungkan "kami bantah" menggunakan alat pembesar suara.

Mereka membawa sepanduk, antaranya bertulis "Take beer", "Islam untuk semua, kuil untuk Khalid dan Rodziah", "Kuil haram sekangkang kera, bila pindah sebesar Putrajaya" dan "Pindahkan kuil ke Seksyen 22".

"Mana Xavier? Kami ada kepala lembu untuk dia," jerit seorang penyokong, setibanya di pintu masuk bangunan kerajaan tersebut yang segera ditutup kerana kehadiran mereka.

Presiden MIC, Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu mengecam tindakan sekumpulan penduduk Seksyen 23 Shah Alam dengan beberapa NGO Melayu mengarak kepala lembu ke bangunan Setiausaha Kerajaan Selangor sebagai membantah idea membina kuil baru Hindu.

Katanya, lembu merupakan binatang suci kepada penganut Hindu, dan tindakan kumpulan tersebut tidak boleh diterima dan dianggap mencabar kebebasan beragama yang dijamin dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

"Ia menjadi hak rakyat pelbagai agama, termasuk penganut Hindu untuk membina kuil dan tempat-tempat ibadat.

"Saya amat sedih kerana kumpulan ini telah mengarak kepala lembu ke bangunan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri (Selangor)," katanya dalam satu kenyataan.

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak telah mengarahkan Musa Hassan untuk menyiasat satu insiden di Shah Alam hari ini mengenai penggunaan kepala lembu oleh sekumpulan penunjuk perasaan untuk melahirkan kemarahan terhadap Kerajaan Negeri Selangor.

Menurut Menteri Sumber Manusia Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam, Najib memaklumkan perkara itu kepadanya selepas beliau memberitahu Perdana Menteri mengenai insiden yang berlaku di luar bangunan Setiausaha Kerajaan Selangor selepas solat Jumaat hari ini.

"Perdana Menteri telah berjanji akan meneliti perkara dan mengarahkan KPN bertindak segera menangani perkara itu," kata Dr Subramanian dalam satu kenyataan di sini.

Dalam insiden itu, sekumpulan orang dikatakan penduduk Seksyen 23 di Shah Alam meletakkan kepala lembu di hadapan pintu masuk bangunan Setiausaha Kerajaan Selangor sebagai tanda bantahan terhadap pembinaan sebuah kuil Hindu di Seksyen 23.

"Perdana Menteri berkata beliau amat kecewa dengan insiden berkenaan dan mahu masalah itu ditangani seawal mungkin," kata Dr Subramaniam.

Setiausaha Agung MIC itu berkata sementara Perdana Menteri memperkenalkan gagasan 1Malaysia dan perpaduan kaum, "tindakan sedemikian akan menghalang proses perpaduan".

International Hospitality & Tourism Seminar 2009

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 07:05 AM PDT

In conjunction with FHM 2009, MAHTEC (Malaysian Association of Hotels Training and Education Centre) organised a one-day seminar titled "International Hospitality & Tourism Seminar 2009" on August 13 primarily for the benefits of the member hoteliers.

We grabbed the opportunity to register for it.

MAHTECH called on the members to boost revenue during this challenging time by maximising sales and profitas through extracting the highest price possible for perishable products or services. "The seminar is intended to help participants to gain more insight into the world of revenue management," Y.Bhg. Datuk Mohd LLyas Zainol Abidin, President of MAH, said in his opening address.

MAHTECH pulled in some of the most experienced industry experts from the United States of America, Italy, South-africa and Iceland to get the participants enlightened.
A total of four papers were presented, all with the objective to gear the participants towards boosting their revenue in these challenging times.
1. "Operating during these Challenging Times" by Mr. Joe Mclnerney, CHA - President of AHLA
2. "Blue Ocean Strategy - How To Leverage Value Innovation and Breakout from the Competition in the Hospitality Industry" by Mr. Luciano Pezzotta, Owner & Managing Director: Blue Ocean Garden Co. Ltd.
3. "Managing Growth in a Recessionary Economy: The Case for Service Excellence and Accountality in the Hospitality Industry" by Mr. Pieter J Roux, Managing Director-PSD Development (Pty) Ltd and PSD Distribution (Pty) Ltd.
4. "An Amazing Network of Chefs: the WACS Family" Maximizing the Returns in Food & Beverage by Chef issur Gudmundsson, President-World Association of Chefs

S.O.X. All-Stars March and Cheer

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 06:31 AM PDT

Yeah and it's the S.O.X. All-Stars March and Cheer event again. It has already been two weeks since the event had past. Just sharing around on what happened on that day at the event site at Stadium Badminton Cheras KL.




31 by you.

The judges.

When I first came across this thingy, I thought it will like just another youth carnival in town, there's already so many for us to join, but somehow this turned out to be something different. It's mainly themed on the band marching and cheerleading competition at the same time with side entertainment like the carnival thing that happened at the same place, same time. All brought to you by S.O.X.

44 by you.

15 by you.

23 by you.

25 by you.

The supporters.

The event itself was a blast, hosted by top MC, Yasmin Hani and one of everyone's favourite, Fly FM DJ Hafiz Hatim. The competition was big, there are 13 cheerleading teams and 3 marching band. It's just not all, local artists and groups were there too, rocking the whole stadium out loud. Pesawat, Liyana Jasmay, Caprice, One Nation MC, White Percussionist and EMAS Cheerleaders were among the performers at the event.

03 by you.

05 by you.

01 by you.

Many did enjoy the games and on-site activities too like face painting and shopping for food, clothing, and accessories at the bazaar. It's really a fun day for everyone, with show, games, food, and more, guess it's what "enjoy" means.

Talking back to the competition which is the main thing of this S.O.X. event, I'll share with you some of the winning teams;



Cheer Category Winner:

  • 1st Prize: Pirates, SMK Cochrane.
  • 2nd Prize: Vibrant, SMK Puteri Titiwangsa, KL.
  • 3rd Prize: Z'erox, SMK Seksyen 1, Bandar Kinrara.

March Category Winner:

  • 1st Prize: SMK (P) Sultan Ibrahim, Johor Bahru.
  • 2nd Prize: SMK Tinggi Klang, Selangor.
  • 3rd Prize: SMK La Salle, Klang.

Other prizes:

  • Best Dressed March: SMK (P) Sultan Ibrahim, Johor Bahru.
  • Best Dressed Cheer: Dazzle, SMK (P) Pudu.
  • Popular Choice March: SMK (P) Sultan Ibrahim, Johor Bahru.
  • Popular Choice Cheer: Vibrant, SMK Puteri Titiwangsa, KL.
  • Best Cheer Captain: Esther Yeoh Shu Han from Vibrant, SMK Puteri Titiwangsa, KL.
  • Best Drum Major: Nasruddin Mohd Shahri from SMK Tinggi Klang, Selangor.

Congratulations! If you missed it, hopefully there will be a repeat next year, I bet there will. Hehe.

ISI sponsored debate: "Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 04:11 AM PDT

Is Islam a threat to the West? Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations? Santa Clara University. Novemeber 17th 2008.

Part 1

Part 2

Continued here to Parts 3 to 7

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Taliban Bunker Complex Destroyed

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 03:49 AM PDT

You can see the Taliban run helter skelter for their lives. Amazing, they love their lives, have only contempt for the others of differing views and faith. Watch high tech warfare in action. It is like watching a movie. Warfare by remote. Awesome!

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Najib Altantuya Resah Krisis MCA Gugat BN

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:44 AM PDT

PPerdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak menggesa MCA supaya menyelesaikan segera masalah dalamannya sebelum ia menjadi isu besar kepada BN.

Bercakap selepas merasmikan mesyuarat Majlis Penasihat ekonomi Negara di ibunegara hari pagi ini, beliau berkata, kedua-dua pihak dalam parti itu mesti memberi pertimbangan kepada kepentingan BN dan tidak membiarkan krisis dalam itu menjadi semakin "parah".

Beliau bimbang sokongan masyarakat umum ke atas BN akan semakin terhakis akibat daripada perpecahan di kalangan anggota parti berkenaan, susulan daripada pemecatan timbalan presiden MCA Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek.

Chua dipecat oleh lembaga disiplin MCA kelmarin ekoran tercetusnya skandal rakaman video hubungan seksnya.

"Jangan sampai krisis ini menyebabkan masyarakat menolak parti MCA dan implikasinya kepada BNl," kata Najib.

Beliau turut menjelaskan, penyelesaian itu tersebut memerlukan orang tengah untuk membawa kedua-dua pihak terbabit ke meja rundingan.

"Penyelesaian kepada kriris MCA adalah penting untuk BN, lebih cepat diselesaikan lebih baik.

"Tapi kita kena tunggu kesediaan kedua-dua pihak, (dan kena tengok) kalau (ada) pihak yang mahu jadi 'orang tengah' sebab pada peringkat awal ini, kedua-dua pihak masih berkeras dengan pendirian masing-masing

"Kepentingan BN perlu diambil kira. BN perlu pada MCA yang kuat dan MCA yang boleh mewakili masyawakat kaum Cina dan Malaysia pada keseluruhannya," katanya.

Najib yang bimbang dengan perkembangan itu bagaimanapun berkata, secara prinsipnya beliau tidak dapat masuk campur dalam urusan dalaman parti komponen BN.

"Saya kena patuh dengan prinsip dalam BN. Soal dalaman, termasuk soal disiplin adalah dalam budi bicara sesebuah parti komponen BN," katanya.

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Era Najib Altantuya : Gobin Bakal Dedah SPRM Dera Saksi (updated)

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:24 AM PDT

Peguam keluarga Teoh, Gobind Singh Deo pada prosiding Inkues hari ini, memberitahu bahawa terdapat aduan berhubung saksi didera oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM).

Gobind mendakwa antara pegawai SPRM yang terlibat melakukan penderaan fizikal itu ialah saksi ke-19, Penolong Penguasa SPRM Selangor Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus, yang memberi keterangan dalam prosiding hari ini.

Peguam itu juga bercadang untuk mengemukakan beberapa soalan kepada Mohd Ashraf berhubung laporan polis itu yang mengaitkannya dengan dakwaan melakukan penderaan terhadap saksi tersebut.

Berikutan itu, koroner Azmil Muntapha Abas menangguhkan prosiding ke 8 September bagi membolehkan Mohd Ashraf untuk melantik peguam kerana soalan yang bakal ditanya Gobind boleh mendedahkan beliau kepada pertuduhan jenayah.

Gobind berkata laporan polis itu menerangkan secara terperinci bagaimana saksi berkenaan didera oleh pegawai SPRM di Tingkat 14, pejabat SPRM Selangor.

"Antaranya ialah pegawai bergilir-gilir menampar saksi, menutup mata saksi dan menyuruhnya berbogel, membalut batang besi dengan surat khabar dan menggunakannya untuk memukul perut, punggung, tangan dan kaki saksi, menendang di bahagian perut serta merotan untuk membelasah kemaluan dan tapak khaki sehingga saksi hampir pengsan.

"Ini bukan satu-satunya laporan polis yang ada pada kami, banyak lagi yang akan kami kemukakan," kata Gobind, yang enggan mendedahkan identiti pengadu buat masa ini.

Berhubung dakwaan itu, peguam pemerhati SPRM, Datuk Abdul Razak Musa berkata: "Itu sudah menjadi amalan biasa, itulah kerja mereka (untuk membuat tuduhan) selepas keluar dari pejabat SPRM atau balai polis.

"Kita tidak boleh menerima dakwaan itu begitu sahaja, sehingga ia dibuktikan kerana kes ini masih dalam siasatan," kata Abdul Razak.

Beliau berpendapat laporan polis itu tidak relevan untuk dikemukakan dalam prosiding itu kerana kejadian penderaan yang didakwa pengadu tidak ada kena-mengena dengan kes kematian Teoh.

Peguam yang dilantik bagi pihak kerajaan Tan Hock Chuan turut bersetuju bahawa kes penderaan yang didakwa itu tidak bersangkutan dengan prosiding inkues, malah nama Mohd Ashraf juga tidak dinyatakan dalam laporan polis itu.

Beliau berkata Mohd Ashraf berhak diwakili peguam jika mahkamah memutuskan untuk membenarkan Gobind melakukan pemeriksaan balas terhadap saksi itu (Mohd Ashraf) berhubung laporan polis berkenaan.

"Saksi (Mohd Ashraf) juga perlu diterangkan mengenai haknya untuk menjawab atau berdiam diri terhadap soalan yang akan dikemukakan oleh Gobind kerana ia boleh mendedahkannya kepada satu pertuduhan jenayah," kata peguam itu.

Ketika ditanya koroner sama ada beliau faham mengenai kesan dan akibat jika menjawab soalan Gobind kelak, Mohd Ashraf, yang kelihatan tenang di dalam kandang saksi berkata: "Saya faham."

"Kamu ada pilihan untuk menjawab atau tidak soalan itu. Jika kamu rasa soalan itu boleh menyebabkan kamu dituduh (atas satu pertuduhan jenayah), kamu ada hak untuk tidak menjawabnya," jelas koroner kepada Mohd Ashraf.

Beliau juga memberi tempoh masa kepada peguam SPRM untuk menyediakan soalan balas serta membuat penjelasan terhadap dakwaan penderaan dalam laporan polis itu, yang masih di peringkat siasatan.

Teoh, 30, setiausaha politik kepada Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Kampung Baru dan Pengurusan Kilang Haram Selangor Ean Yong Hian Wah, ditemui mati di Tingkat Lima, Plaza Masalam pada 16 Julai lepas, selepas memberi keterangan sebagai saksi siasatan penyalahgunaan wang kerajaan negeri Selangor kepada SPRM Selangor di plaza itu.

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Racist Demonstration Over Hindu Temple

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 05:00 AM PDT

Ordinary Malaysians dont have to do a thing to be thrown into jail under ISA.
But these people, The UMNO minions?
They publicly humiliate Hinduism by stepping on the head of a cow, an animal which is holy to Hindus.

Can Malaysians tolerate this anymore?
UMNO is the culprit behind all these planned, racist demonstration, obviously.

Satu lagi projek 1Malaysia daripada Najib Tun Razak.

A group of UMNO barbarians.

"The law is made to protect me (UMNO Minions), Not Malaysians"

News report taken from The Malaysian Insider

Protesters threaten bloodshed over Hindu temple

By Shazwan Mustafa Kamal

SHAH ALAM, Aug 28 — A group of Malay-Muslim protesters claiming to be residents of Section 23 have threatened bloodshed unless the state government stopped the construction of a Hindu Temple.

Amid chants of "Allahuakbar," the group also left the severed head of a cow at the entrance of the State Secretariat here as a warning to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

The "residents" said that the construction of a Hindu temple in a 90 per cent Malay- Muslim neighbourhood was insensitive because activities there would disrupt their lives.

They claimed that the "noise" from the temple would disturb their own praying, and that they would not be able to function properly as Muslims.

The group of 50 over protestors marched shortly after Friday prayers from the Shah Alam State mosque to the State Secretariat.

"I challenge YB Khalid, YB Rodziah and Xavier Jeyakumar to go on with the temple construction. I guarantee bloodshed and racial tension will happen if this goes on, and the state will be held responsible," shouted Ibrahim Haji Sabri amid strong chants of "Allahu Akbar!"

Ibrahim identified himself as the Deputy Chairman of the Resident's Committee against the building of the temple in S23 here, which is perceived by some as being a Muslim majority area.

He told the press that the state should move the temple to Section 22 as 'originally planned', and also labelled Khalid a "traitor to the Malay race and Islam".

It is understood that the protest is an immediate reaction towards the Selangor MB's visit to the Hindu temple site yesterday, an act seen by the "residents" as disrespectful to the Muslims of the community.

A symbol of objection?... The cow's head being paraded by the protestors in their march. - Picture by Choo Choy May

Mohd. Zurit Bin Ramli, who claims to be the secretary of the "Coalition of Malaysian NGOs" echoed Ibrahim's stand on the matter, saying that it was irresponsible on the part of the state government to approve the construction as there was apparently a "90 per cent" majority Muslim population in Section 23.

"With a temple on our residential area, we cannot function properly as Muslims. The temple will disrupt our daily activities like prayers in the Surau. We cannot concentrate with the sounds coming from the temple," stated Zurit.

When asked whether members of the protest were affiliated with any organisations or movements, Ibrahim claimed that the people present today were members of PAS, PKR as well as Umno who are "united in the name of Islam and the Malay spirit."

The state government was also accused of lying to the people of Selangor.

The Chairman of the Residents Committee, Mahyuddin Manaf excitedly proclaimed that the committee would uncover "the lies" and find proof of the state's misconduct.

"Khalid Ibrahim wears a mask of a Muslim, but in truth he is a liberal. PAS stands to lose out as a result. I voted for PAS as well as Khalid in the past elections," Mahyuddin claimed. (eleh... tu kan taktik camne orang UMNO cakap bila dah kalah.. )

The issue first cropped up when the Selangor government proposed that the Sri Mariamman temple be relocated from Section 19 to Section 23.

C Guevara


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Era Najib Altantuya : Selcat Siasat Peruntukan Habis Dalamasa 3 Bulan Sebelum PRU 12

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 02:57 AM PDT

Jawatankuasa Khas Mengenai Keupayaan, Kebertanggungjawaban dan Ketelusan (Selcat) akan mengadakan siasatan terbuka mendedahkan penyelewengan dana oleh kerajaan negeri yang lalu.

Jawatankuasa ini juga akan menyiasat penggunaan dana adun-adun Pakatan Rakyat bermula dari tahun lepas hingga ke suku tahun pertama 2009.

Siasatan yang dibuat akan dilaksana secara terbuka dan dipengerusikan oleh Speaker Teng Chang Khim bermula 8 September hingga 11 September, dan 15 September di Bangunan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri.

Turut dipanggil adalah saksi-saksi dari kalangan pegawai-pegawai daerah di semua daerah di Selangor untuk diambil keterangan berkenaan penggunaan dana oleh para Adun.

Juga disiasat adalah dakwaan bahawa adun-adun BN telah menghabiskan semua peruntukan kerajaan negeri dalam masa tiga bulan sahaja sebelum Pilihanraya Umum ke-12.

Hasil siasatan sebelum ini mendapati 203 permohonan untuk peruntukan diluluskan dalam masa satu hari sahaja, bahkan wang yang diagihkan itu diluluskan selepas Parlimen dibubarkan pada 13 Februari.

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