Sunday, August 16, 2009

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Posted: 16 Aug 2009 10:07 AM PDT

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Pimp The Switch in 5SA1

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 09:41 AM PDT

IMG_8122 by you.

An artwork by Koay Beng Tian who sits by the switch in class. He used all my Nokia promo sticker and pasted it all up there at the switch. The Touch stickers are for fan and the Play are for the lights. It's a little bit LOL.

Talentime by Yasmin Ahmad

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 07:39 AM PDT

To those who have not watched Talentime, I urge all of you to grab a movie ticket in GSC Mid Valley/ Gurney this week to catch its limted rescreening.


As I watched this endearing movie directed by Yasmin Ahmad, it stirred in me an emotion I cannot help but express in tears, both painful and yet freeing.

A movie filled with slices of Malaysian life and reflecting similiar afflictions that one in a multi-racial community may endure. I walked out of the cinema not just with puffy eyes, but with my heart tugged as well.

One of the boys performed this beautiful song 'I Go' written by Pete Teo, that carried simple and honest words in the lyrics.

I go by Pete Teo

So long, fare thee well
The dancer and the dancing days have taken leave and fell
So turn down this bed of stone
Quench me with the deadly nightshade from the rose that you belong

The long December rain is falling now
Running down on streets to nowhere
Music is my life youre my sweetest nightingale
But I cant hear it here no more
And I go
I go

Hush now, dont shake or break
Words have fallen silent like soldiers to the grave
No matter what they do or say
Lay me on the sleepy meadow by the tracks upon your face

If you have yet to catch any of the late Yasmin's work, do not miss out on this chance to savour one of her last magnificent brainchild.

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najib altantuya MACC man said Wong could forget about presenting himself - nizar teoh beng hock

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 09:20 AM PDT

Report by NST Online:
Asked about the case of Wong Chuan How, the aide to Selangor executive council member Ronnie Liu, who said that he would present himself at MACC's headquarters here on Aug 20, Shukri said Wong "could just forget about it".

najib altantuya: BN man ready to face accusations

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 08:42 AM PDT

UPDATED 10.30PM Barisan Nasional candidate for the Permatang Pasir by-election Rohaizat Othman is ready to face any attacks and allegations from the opposition parties.MORE

According to Malaysiakini, there was an allegation that Rohaizat was blacklisted by Malaysian Bar Council's.

In response, Rohaizat said that he was a lawyer but he had not been practicing since two years ago.

In the meantime, Ahmad Zahid, Umno vice-president, explained that Rohaizat's licence was revoked by the Bar Council due to problems incurred by the former partner in the legal firm. He also said that legally, Rohaizat was probably innocent, but morally, it could be questioned by his opponents another question mark here? Rohaizat is probably innocent, not 100% clean? Aiyoyo...

najib altantuya: MCA claims no record of Tiong's RM10m donation - pkfz nizar teoh beng hock

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 08:13 AM PDT

MCA claims no record of Tiong's RM10m donation

By Neville Spykerman

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — MCA officials pledged their support behind embattled party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat and claimed records show no donations received from Barisan Nasional (BN) backbenchers chief Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing last year.

Tiong, who is also CEO of Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) turnkey contractor Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB), had claimed this week that he had made a RM10 million donation to MCA through Ong.

His company also disclosed how Ong, the transport minister, had taken at least four flights on its private jets without paying for it.

Ong, who has built up an image of being clean and transparent, was forced to deny the allegations and called a special closed-door briefing for divisional leaders here today in an attempt to explain himself.

But his reputation is now in tatters following the allegations.

His position as party president is shaky with supporters of deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek, who was absent from today's gathering, expected to push ahead with plans to call for an extraordinary general meeting to remove him.

Yesterday, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers are believed to have questioned Tiong over the allegations.

Even if Ong is able to explain the RM10 million "donation" he will still find it hard to explain the free flights he took on KDSB jets, which are not allowed under the government's General Orders.

MCA treasurer Tan Sri Tee Hock Seng told reporters today the party had not received any donations from Tiong since he became treasurer last year.

"I have not checked previous records but since taking over there have been no donations from Tiong," he said, adding he was not sure if donations were received in the past.

He said the MACC had not yet contacted the party over the matter.

Tee, who is also the party's Federal Territory chairman, said party leaders were fully behind Ong and his decisions on PKFZ.

He said Tiong's allegations had tarnished the image of the party and its president.

They also supported a move for a police report to be lodged while calling on Tiong to explain and apologise within seven days or face legal action for defamation.

The embattled MCA president refused to take questions from the press after briefing the divisional leaders.

Instead, Ong said he would leave it to his members to tell the press if they were satisfied with his explanation during the closed-door meeting.

"The meeting was very interactive and there were a lot of sharp questions from members," he said.

The allegations were made after a special task force investigating the PKFZ found that KDSB, the turnkey contractor for the project, had made questionable claims of at least RM500 million. A police report was lodged last week.

Today, MCA secretary -general Datuk Wong Foon Meng claimed the grassroots were fully behind the party president and called on Tiong to prove his allegations.

"The burden is on Tiong to prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt."

On the flip side, Wong said the party's constitution allows for donations to be collected.

It however does not specify the mode of how donations should be collected, he said.

So good hor. Chinese fight with Chinese. Why talk of fighting for the Chinese, when you MCA fellows fight with each other. Try to make up lah, Ong and Tiong. Chinese don't fight with Chinese ok. Same race. Don't kill each other! WUAHAHAHA

Random things in the last week

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 12:49 AM PDT

Was at Seri Pentas again, this time with Intan, the Malaysian supermummy! It's quite refreshing to see bloggers who do not camwhore for their traffic. When i say camwhore, i mean semi naked bathtub shots, lingerie shots, in suggestive positions.. u know... porno...

This was a mummy blogger! who admitted on national TV that she blogs during her work hours hahah. She didnt seem too concerned so here i am publicizing it again! haha

Anyway, she was on segment 2 and segment 1 was about the Mens Health magazine. They ran this Define & Refine campaign which put some men thru some physical and other trainings to make them "better man".

Anyway, when we went into the Quickie studio, it was pretty cold as the spotlights were not turned on. Those are heat machines that will warm up the place after a few tens of minutes.

I was nice when cold... alot more chilled.

This is how it is when the ligts come on.

There was a call during the Mens Health segment. This Chinese guy called and he went


Quickie host: "Hello, whats your name, and whr are you calling from"

"Err... my my name ahhh... the the lock, calling from Klang"

Quickie host: "Ah THE ROCKKKK... from Klang, now do you have any questions for the guest?"

"Ahhh.. yes ah... errr may i ask ah... how do I be ah...bigger man... stronger man?

Quickie host: "Ah.. you claim to be THE ROCK, and you want advise to be a stronger man huh?"

"Ahhh... yaaaa"


Anyway, then came the 2nd segment, which had Intan talk about her Lurve affair for Twilight. She's freaking watched it 30 times!!! as her blog name suggests - super mummy....

You can watch her video & vote for her if you think she's the favourite amongst the other 2 by "liking" it... It's at
Random encounters
I guess this is the Tiger beer ur daddy or grandpops got drunk wit in the past. It's called "Chop Rimau"!!!... what a classic... look at how far it has gone from there today.... now almost the top selling beer in town, definitely a contemporary brand.

This is supposedly popular in Taiwan but ive never been to Taiwan. I've seen ppl selling donuts, ice cream, cooked food on trucks. But i've never seen Chinese wok cooking on a truck... they wok fry marmite pork ribs, kong pow chicken and stuff on a truck.... on a hot afternoon.
I tried... the food is edible but not that nice...
They come by our office like twice a week.

This is the biggest built in projector i've seen in my life. If there was UFOs on earth, this would probably be a UFO bat.... hanging on the ceiling.


This is a sign above some urinal basins in Sunway Pyramid.
It says "press to wash yourself only" ... Errr wash yourself? and how? and can you wash someone else? ... LOL


Tiger got back on Carlsberg... when Carlsberg pulled a stupid prank on them.

Carlsberg has recently ran a "Nice One" campaign, potraying Carlsberg as the nice one... which really, sounds a bit sissy... who cares if u look nice or not, its the beer we're after.
Exactly what Tiger said in return.... who cares who's the nicety AHHAHA

Wacana Semula Pemikiran Syed Naqiub Al- Attas

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 07:25 AM PDT

23hb JULAI: Powerful Ideas: Perspectives on the Good Society yang diterbitkan di Melbourne oleh The Cranlana Programme menghimpunkan pemikiran dan sumbangan 45 pemikir besar sepanjang catatan sejarah manusia dan Syed Naqiub Al- Attas adalah satu – satunya Muslim antara nama Plato sehingga John Rawls. Apa yang istimewanya dengan pengasas Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) ini sehingga diberi penghormatan demikian rupa? Syed Naquib Al Attas

Persoalan di atas dikupas sekemas mungkin oleh gandingan Dr khalif Muamar, Dr Alinor Abdul Kadir, dan Dr Mat Rofa dalam program Wacana Semula Pemikiran Syed Naqiub Al- Attas anjuran Persatuan Mahasiswa Sains Politik Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PMSP-UKM). Syed Naqiub memberi kritik tanpa selindung terus kepada dualisme dalam epistemologi Barat yang dakwa beliau menjadi punca kerosakan kepada ilmu. Bibit-bibit pemisahan berlaku dalam agama Kristian apabila dipisahkan antara sacred (suci) dan profane (tidak suci). Kemudian dalam sekularisme berlaku pemisahan antara spirit (ruh) dan matter (benda) lalu semua ini menjadi acuan pembancuh karakter worldview dan sistem nilai peradaban Barat. Malah menurut al-Attas pandangan alam sekular telah menjadikan alam tabii (benda) ini qadim. Seterusnya berlaku pemisahan antara wahyu (revelation) dan akal (reason), juga antara tradisi dengan modeniti. Daripada pemisahan ini maka manusia sekular – yang telah mengagungkan ilmu sains serta membataskan hakikat pada alam tabii – akan cenderung memilih akal daripada wahyu, benda daripada ruh, dunia daripada akhirat, modeniti daripada tradisi. Maka al-Attas menegaskan bahawa ketaksuban terhadap rasionalisme akal semata akan mengarah kepada deification of human being (pendewaan manusia). Demikian bagian buah fikiran Syed Naqiub ini dijadikan pembuka wacana malam tersebut oleh Dr Khalif Muamar, Zamil Penyelidik di Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu (ATMA).

Jika faham ilmu peradaban Barat ini dikrtik, lalu, bagaimana seharusnya ilmu itu ditanggapi? Apakah Islam menawarkan solusi terbijak? Maka dengan tutur yang hati – hati tetapi tetap tegas, Dr Mat Rofa dari Institut Penyelidikan Matematik, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) menyambung, menurutnya Syed Naqiub melihat mentakrifkan ilmu itu sebagai kedatangan makna dalam diri seseorang, dan ketibaan diri kepada makna. Asas terhadap sifat ilmu harus yakin dan benar. Dalam huraiannya, beliau menjelaskan bahawa taraf ilmu tertinggi Barat adalah untuk mencapai teknologi manakala matlamat ilmu dalam konteks Islam adalah untuk menyudahkan tanggungjawab Khalifah Allah – menguruskan dunia. Sebelum sekularisasi ilmunya (mudahnya sebelum zaman Copernicus), Barat meletakkan ilmu dalam empat tahap dengan lapisan terbawah ilmu sains tabii, diikuti matematik dan puncaknya diletak ilmu metafizik. Kini, metafizik 'dipadamkan' daripada sumber epistemologi Barat dan sains tabii dijulang menjadi puncak ilmu. Maka Barat kehilangan sisi spiritualnya. Walhal, ilmu harus pada akhirnya dapat mengukuhkan keimanan pada keesaan Tuhan. Hanya dengan ini yang akan memungkinkan untuk ilmu memandu manusia dalam mencapai akhlak yang mulia. Syed Naqiub menyusun indah peri pentingnya hubungan ilmu dan akhlak dengan mentamsilkan " andainya ilmu sebagai pohon, akhlak sebagai buahnya". Akhlak inilah yang dapat memelihara manusia daripada melakukan keburukan mesti pun tanpa pengawasan undang – undang. Hal inilah yang dikatakan sebagai kesepaduan ilmu.

Dengan separa berjenaka nadanya, Dr Alinor Abdul Kadir – penyelidik prasasti di INSPEM – menyifatkan faham ilmu Barat itu ' rabun jauh' kerana melihat punca dan matlamat ilmu pada batasan yang sempit. Dr Alinor kemudiannya mengutarakan pula soal Islamisasi ilmu, satu konsep yang mengundang kritik yang bukan sedikit termasuklah daripada cendekiawan Muslim sendiri, seperti Fazlur Rahman dan Pervez Hoodboy, yang kuat berpegang pada kepercayaan bahawa ilmu itu bebas nilai (value-free) sifatnya. Mereka melihat bahawa ilmu-ilmu yang dihasilkan oleh Barat tidak mengandungi nilai-nilai yang bertentangan dengan pandangan alam Islam. Namun begitu, Syed Naqiub al-Attas tidak berseorangan apabila menyatakan bahawa ilmu itu sarat nilai (value laden). Antara ilmuan lain yang sealiran dengannya ialah Thomas S. Kuhn yang ideanya itu dicanai rapi dalam bukunya The Structure of Scientific Revolution dan Edward Said melalui makalah terkenalnya Orientalism dan Culture and Imperialism. Lalu Dr Alinor meringkaskan erti Islamisasi ilmu yang banyak dibicarakan oleh Syed Naqiub, iaitu proses membawa ilmu terkini (secara kasarnya selepas tahun 1600) ke dalam falsafah ilmu Islam. Hal ini kerana ilmu adalah hasil cerapan maklumat melalui worldview tertentu dan pastinya worldview Islam akan memberi makna yang berlainan terhadap maklumat yang sama.

Demikianlah antara yang sempat mengisi wacana yang bertempat di Pusat Pengajian Sejarah, Politik, dan Strategi, Fakulti Sains Sosial Dan Kemanusian UKM. Pada sesi diskusi dapat dicerap reaksi berbeza daripada hadirin. Buktinya apabila banyak soalan diajukan mengkritik padangan skeptik terhadap Barat hingga berlalu generalisasi, dan tidak kurang juga mohon penjelasan lanjut pada banyak sisi pemikiran Syed Naqiub Al Attas. Tuntasnya, hal ini membenarkan beberapa perkara, malam tersebut tidak seluruhnya dapat membentangkan idea Syed Naqiub Al Attas, dan pastinya tidak semua telah disudahkan oleh Syed Naqiub, maka adalah menjadi tugas kita untuk menyambung tanggungjawab yang tidak pernah selesai ini – membangun peradaban ilmu.

Era Najib Altantuya : Apa Hak SPRM Guna Kekerasan?

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 06:23 AM PDT

Sekalipun dinafikan oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) bahawa mereka menggunakan kaedah gestapo semasa menahan Wong Chuan How, pembantu khas kepada seorang daripada Exco kerajaan negeri Selangor, pada Jumaat lepas, namun tindakan melampau mereka bergelut dengan Wong adalah sesuatu yang ultra vires dan tidak professional.

"Adalah ditegaskan bahawa pegawai SPRM tidak pernah sama sekali menolak Wong (Ahli Majlis Perbandaran Sepang) sehingga beliau jatuh. Kecederaan yang dialami oleh Wong tidak akan berlaku sekiranya beliau mematuhi arahan yang telah diberikan dan memberikan kerjasama sepenuhnya bagi menyempurnakan siasatan yang dijalankan," menurut SPRM dalam satu kenyataan yang dikeluarkan di sini Ahad, bernama melaporkan.

SPRM berkata siasatan awal mendapati beberapa program dan bantuan yang menggunakan peruntukan pembangunan Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri Sungai Pelek telah tidak disampaikan kepada pihak pemohon walaupun kelulusan telah diberikan dan cek-cek telah diserahkan kepada Wong.

Kata SPRM apabila Wong yang tidak digari hendak dimasukkan ke dalam kereta pegawai SPRM yang sudah pun menunggu di luar pusat tersebut, beliau secara tiba-tiba menepis tangan pegawai SPRM yang mengiringi beliau dan cuba melarikan diri.

"Pegawai SPRM terpaksa mengambil tindakan menghalang Wong dari melarikan diri dengan memeluk beliau dari belakang kerana beliau mula meronta-ronta dan akhirnya menjatuhkan dirinya di atas lantai kaki lima deretan kedai di situ.

Adalah tidak wajar samasekali pegawai SPRM mengambil tindakan sedemikian sekalipun Wong dituduh dan didakwa cuba melarikan diri kerana pegawai SPRM sepatutnya melaporkan kepada polis untuk tindakan selanjutnya dan bukan untuk mengambil tindakn sendiri-sendiri bergelut dengan Wong.

"Kita ingin tahu undang-undang mana yang pegawai SPRM gunakan dan kuasa apa yang ada pada mereka untuk membenarkan mereka menggunakan taktik kekerasan di dalam menahan sesiapa juga yang disyakki oleh mereka," tegas seorang pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat hari ini.

"Sikap tidak professional SPRM adalah jelas dan kita yakin hal yang sama telah menimpa kepada beberapa orang pemimpin dan ahli Pakatan Rakyat sebelum ini sehingga berlaku kematian Teoh Beng Hock, pegawai khas kepada seorang exco negeri Selangor," tambahnya.

Sementara itu, banyak pihak membidas tindakan SPRM yang hanya melakukan siasatan kepada pemimpin dan ahli Pakatan Rakyat tetapi tidak pemimpin dan ahli parti pemerintah UMNO dan BN. Malah kenyataan SPRM untuk menangguhkan penyiasatan tokoh-tokoh politik di dalam kes rasuah yang melibatkan skandal PKFZ dan ADUN BN Terengganu tetapi meneruskan siasatan kepada pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat jelas menunjukkan sikap berpilih SPRM menjalankan tugasnya.

Era Najib Altantuya : Wanita MCA Turut Terima Duit - Tiong

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 05:51 AM PDT

Skandal "sumbangan derma" kepada MCA berlarutan hari ini apabila Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing menyatakan beliau juga telah memberi wang kepada Ketua Wanita MCA Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun dan "lain-lain" sebagai tindakbalasnya terhadap kritikan yang dilemparkan oleh Keua Wanita itu.

Tiong, CEO Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB), kontraktor utama Zon Bebas Pelabuhan Klang (PKFZ), mendakwa beliau menderma wang setelah diminta dan mereka tidak sepatunya membalasnya dengan serangan.

"Saya boleh faham jika beliau ingain pertahankan presiden partinya tetapi beliau tidak sepatutnya menyerang saya," kata Tiong, yang juga Ahli Parlimen Bintulu MP dan Bendahari Parti Demokratik Progresif Sarawak (SPDP).

"Berapa banyak saya berinya tak penting tetapi saya telah memberinya wang apabila beliau memintanya dan saya tidak pernah meminta resit," tambahnya.

Pengerusi Kelab Penyokong Kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BNBBC) berkata beliau hanya mempertahankan dirinya dan menjelaskan pertikaiannya adalah dengan Presiden MCA Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, dan Chew tidak sepatunya campurtangan.

Semalam, Chew dilaporkan berkata Tiong telah mencapai matlamatnya dengan mengalihkan fokus media kepada dermanya sebanyak RM10 juta kepada Ong daripada penyiasatan terhadap KDSB.

Satu badan khas menyiasat skandal PKFZ minggu lalu mendapati terdapat tuntutan sehingga menjangkau RM500 juta oleh KDSB.

Tiong enggan untuk mendedahkan siapa lagi yang memperolehi wang darinya atau jika ada pihak selain MCA atau lain-lain parti politik.

najib altantuya MACC man fed up with politicians

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 06:51 AM PDT

MACC man fed up with politicians

Accusations of bias, negative public perception and the immense pressure on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has got the better of its investigations chief, Datuk Shukri Abdull. An exasperated Shukri threw a bombshell yesterday: the MACC will stop investigating politicians, indefinitely.

Shukri, who is also one of the graft-fighting body's commissioners, said he and his men felt they could not carry out their duties effectively in cases involving politicians as they were being slammed no matter what they did.

He also said:
"We have been giving it our all, working seven days a week, even during Hari Raya, but the manipulations have affected us so badly that my officers and I just cannot go on like this."
(Source: New Straits Times)

Ya lah, we know MACC work hard 24/7, its building always abuzz with activities. Why and how then, someone DIED when MACC was so ALIVE with committted officials who even sometimes slept with witnesses?

Therefore, regardless if Teoh Beng Hock's death is more of suicide or homicide, MACC must be held responsible.

Era Najib Altantuya : Muhyiddin Dulang Paku Serpih

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 04:39 AM PDT

Sesudah melakukan tuduhan kepada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim sebagai pengkhianat bangsa, sedangkan yang menuduh itulah pengkhianat yang sebenarnya, hari ini Muhyiddin sekali lagi cuba untuk mengata dulang paku serpih.

Laporan Bernama menyebut Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin menyatakan petualang yang mencetuskan isu berbaur perkauman yang boleh menjejaskan keamanan negara boleh dianggap sebagai pengkhianat bangsa dan perlu ditentang habis-habisan.

Katanya lagi negara Malaysia yang agak luar biasa dengan kepelbagaiannya adalah aman damai disebabkan dasar yang dilaksanakan kepimpinan terdahulu dan ini perlu dipertahankan.

Muhyiddin yang selama ini bercakap dengan sentimen perkauman untuk "Melayunya", hari ini cuba menghalakan serangannya kepada orang lain.

Cukup ini dua sebagai bukti

Era Najib Altantuya : Rohaizat Calon Bermasalah

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 04:20 AM PDT

Rupa-rupanya calon UMNO BN di Permatang Pasir adalah seorang yang bermasalah.

Hal ini didedahkan sendiri oleh Naib Presiden Umno, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yang juga Pengerusi UMNO Pulau Pinang yang meminta Pakatan Rakyat tidak menggunakan kes pembatalan lesen peguam sivil Rohaizat Othman sebagai senjata untuk menyerang peribadi calon Barisan Nasional (BN) itu.

Beliau berkata demikian selepas merasmikan mesyuarat Umno Bahagian Permatang Pauh, di Politeknik Seberang Prai, di sini, hari ini.

Ini bererti desas-desus semenjak hari pengumuman calon hari kelmarin yang menyatakan bahawa lesen peguam sivil Rohaizat Othman telah ditarik balik adalah benar dan hari ini desas-desus itu disahkan pula oleh Naib Presiden UMNO, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Ini yang tercatat di dalam sebuah blog sebaik sahaja Rohaizat diumumkan calon BN.

Calon Umno Permatang Pauh ialah Rohaizat Othman. Memang latar belakang professional, Tapi dengar cerita lesen peguam telah di ambil balik???betul kah???

Kita tanya Lawyer khairuddin RM berapa hilang????

Kita Tanya Jahara Radzi projek perumahan Malwira Taman Guar Perahu yang memang tak siap-siap .bukan kerana dihilangkan projek tetapi duit sampai tak masuk akaun-Berapa Hilang????

Rupa-rupanya Rohaizat bukanlah seorang peguam lagi kerana lesennya dah ditarik balik dan adalah seorang calon yang bermasalah.

Memang UMNO menghadapi masalah memilih calon di dalam setiap pilihanraya kecil dan akan berulang lagi di Permatang Pasir.

Dan jika demikian wajar sangat UMNO BN kalah teruk di Permatang Pasir nanti.

Is KLIA website down again?

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 05:36 AM PDT

I'm trying to check out the information but most of the time i would not be able to connect our world class Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) website... The airport has been claimed to be the one of the best awarded world class airport.... hmmm... just wondered how they got the award with the unavailable website for people to check some necessary information...  This is not the 1st time i encountered this. Imagine,  I seldom visit the KLIA website, I only visited the website whenever i need information. But most of the time i was given a message that i could not retrieve the website... Is that because of i'm using Safari or just that the reliability of the website is so bad... or maybe i'm just have no luck of using this world class airport website... Sigh~ Sigh~ sigh~

What about you? Do you have any problem of accessing the website?... 

AH1N1 - 56 death cases in Malaysia (Aug 14th 2009 - 8am)

Posted: 14 Aug 2009 09:10 AM PDT

The figure 56 has triggered me to think what has gone wrong in Malaysia. The reported cases has raised  over 20% which most of the country still maintain @ 10% ++ .... what i meant is the cases of H1N1 infected against the death cases... Is the citizen of Malaysia ignore on how serious is AH1N1? Or Malaysian lack of the knowledge to prevent the outbreak of AH1N1? I don't think the Malaysian were lack of the knowledge... So, what is the root cause?... What do you think? 

I was a bit upset to see the death toll getting more and more... moreover, i did not see the government doing a drastic action to stop the outbreak... they still go with their own sweet pace... hey... please get some good solution to stop the death toll raising... Learnt from how Hong Kong and Singapore... 

I did see some people start using the masks to cover their own... But still see someone who was sick roaming around the city... Is this a right way to do? For those who not feeling well... please DO NOT go out... stay @ home and got yourself quarantine... 

Lots of question asking whether school need to be closed... What do you think? 

Era Najib Altantuya : Pengajaran Utk Muhyiddin

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 04:43 AM PDT

Setiap apa yang berlaku adalah dari Allah Yang Maha Esa dan tidak ada dari Yang Maha Esa itu sia-sia. Begitulah apa yang berlaku kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyidin Yassin hari ini yang sebelum ini terlalu celupar menuduh Datuk Seri Anwar sebagai pengkhianat bangsa kemudian terlalu angkuh pula tidak menarik balik tuduhan itu biar pun telah diminta.

Dilaporkan helikopter Nuri Tentera Udara Di Raja Malaysia (TUDM) yang membawanya terpaksa membuat pendaratan cemas di Tuaran Sabah akibat cuaca buruk.

Selain Muyiddin, turut berada dalam pesawat yang membawa 14 penumpang serta anak kapal itu ialah setiausaha akhbar beliau Datuk Ainon Mohd serta Timbalan Ketua Menteri Sabah Datuk Yahya Hussin, demikian lapor Bernama.

Bagaimanapun, tiada sesiapa yang cedera dalam kejadian itu.

Menurut Ainon sebelum kejadian mereka berlepas dari Kudat pada 1.45 tengah hari selepas Muhyiddin merasmikan mesyuarat Umno Bahagian Kudat, menuju ke Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kota Kinabalu.

"Selepas itu beliau sepatutnya merasmikan mesyuarat Umno bahagian Penampang pula," kata Ainon kepada Bernama di sini.

Ainon berkata kira-kira 45 minit selepas berlepas, cuaca buruk melanda dan helikoper yang mereka naiki terpaksa membuat pendaratan cemas berdekatan pusat peranginan Impian Jadi di Tuaran kira-kira 45 km dari sini.

Ainon berkata ekoran kejadian itu Muhyiddin terpaksa membatalkan hasrat merasmikan mesyuarat Umno Bahagian Penampang dan meminta agar Ketua Menteri Sabah Datuk Seri Musa Aman mewakili beliau.

Beliau berkata Muhyiddin kemudian menaiki kereta menuju ke Kota Kinabalu sebelum berlepas pulang ke Kuala Lumpur.

Sementara itu, ketika ditemui di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kota Kinabalu sebelum berlepas pulang ke Kuala Lumpur, Muhyiddin berkata beliau bersyukur kerana semua yang berada dalam helikopter itu terselamat dan tidak cedera.

"Saya okay.. tiada ada-apa yang berlaku," katanya sambil mengakui ini merupakan pertama kali beliau mengalami saat-saat getir pendaratan cemas.

Mengulas tindakan juruterbang, Muhyiddin berkata " Saya fikir beliau (juruterbang) telah melakukan perkara yang betul (mendarat cemas) kerana cuaca buruk pada ketika itu.

Muhyiddin telah menggunakan kemudahan harta kerajaan (helikopter nuri) untuk melakukan kerja-kerja partinya, UMNO bukan untuk melakukan kerja-kerja sebagai Timbalan Perdana Menteri. Dan biar saja Allah menegur pebuatannya kerana teguran manusia tiada satu pun yang didengar oleh Muhyiddin ini.

najib altantuya Khairy seeks to drive a wedge within PAS - nizar nizar

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 06:47 AM PDT

He said PAS supporters should not keep mum with the antics of their leaders in condoning the action by DAP as it could jeopardise the religion and their race.MORE

I am sure there are values that PAS and DAP share. Values that are universal.

Does Khairy not know that Dr M unhappy, warns against blind loyalty in Umno?

Dr M is so right. He acknowledges that there are corrupted leaders in Umno yet the members are following them. Blind loyalty? Yes.

Oh, who is one of those in Umno that Dr M calls corrupt?

Dr M calls Umno Youth corrupt for electing Khairy.

najib altantuya: Fingerprints on MACC death note 'unclear' - nizar teoh beng hock

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 04:49 PM PDT

Four of the six fingerprints found on the note sent to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)'s chief commissioner Ahmad Said Hamdan did not match the fingerprints records with the authorities.

Selangor chief police officer Khalid Abu Bakar said forensic examinaton on the envelope sent to Ahmad Said showed no new evidence.

"Four of the prints were not clear enough while two others were still under analysis," he told reporters after an anti-drugs programme at Seri Kembangan today.

On July 24, Ahmad Said received a letter threatening death in revenge for the death of Selangor political aide, Teoh Beng Hock, after he was questioned by the MACC.

The letter was received through the post by the Selangor MACC office at Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam.

Wong probed for obstruction

On the refusal of Wong Chuan How, 50, aide to Selangor executive councillor Ronnie Liu, to cooperate with the MACC, Khalid said police have reports from both the MACC and Wong.

"The case is being investigated under Section 188 of the Penal Code for obstructing a public official from discharging his duty and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act for verbally abusing a public official," he said.

Wong is being investigated by the MACC in relation to allegations of abuse of state allocations involving 234 projects worth almost RM500,000.

- Bernama

najib altantuya: Gov't against disclosing H1N1 hotspots - nizar nizar

Posted: 15 Aug 2009 09:14 AM PDT

Why ah, why ah? Scared ah?

Pi Bani pi Bali - Part 1

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:23 AM PDT

Waiting for the Ipoh-LCCT shuttle bus, with our luggage... the bulk being our Buddy Bears.

As early as 2.30 am on Saturday, 8th August 2009, 7 of us were already at the at the Ipoh-LCCT bus station in Ipoh. Originally 9 of us were supposed to be going for ICAAP (International Congress on Aids in Asia and the Pacific) in Bali, but one had to back out at the very last minute as her husband was unwell. Another volunteer didn't have to take the Ipoh-LCCT shuttle bus as she was already in KL and promised to meet up with the rest of us at LCCT.

We reached LCCT at about 6.30 am. The counter for our check-in was not open yet and so we decided to have breakfast first. It was while we were having our breakfast that our other colleague came and joined us for breakfast.

Anyway, things ran smoothly, flight was on time and reached Bali on time. Upon our arrival, even before immigration clearance, there were already people there holding ICAAP placards so that the delegates would know where to go and whom to approach. Although there was quite a queue for immigration clearance (they only opened one counter for that purpose despite the many foreigners around), our luggage got through without a hitch despite our initial worries that our package of Buddy Bears could be rather suspicious looking.

Our transport to our hotel was arranged by the ICAAP organisers, so we didn't have to worry about getting taxis. The hotel that we booked was not in the list of ICAAP's official hotels (we cheapskates opted for a budget hotel) but there was an official hotel nearby so we were supposed to be sent to the nearest hotel in the official ICAAP transport.

Well, the moment we got into the van with our things and all, we managed to coax the driver to send us to our budget hotel - giving our loads of luggage as part of the excuse. The other excuse was we had a handicapped person on a wheelchair in our team. The driver didn't argue at all, he sent us to right to the reception of our hotel, and although he didn't ask for it, we gave him a small token.

Our hotel... quite comfortable I must say despite it being a budget hotel.

Inside the room...

Outside the room

Our hotel pool

Initially we wanted to go to BICC (Bali International Convention Center) on the same day to register, but by the time we checked in and went out to get lunch, it was already 4 pm and registration for the day was only open until 5 pm; and so we decided to register on Sunday itself.

The long queue to get our delegates photo ID. Our friend here on the wheelchair managed to skip the queue. One of the organisers helped him out.

After registration and familiarizing ourselves with the convention center (which was quite a task I tell you... where was this room and that room... where was our booth at the Asia Pacific Village... where was my poster supposed to be put up etc) we went back to our hotel. We needed to get ready for the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana park in Jimbaran. We decided not to take the official shuttle bus for the opening ceremony. Thank God we for that. Imagine our horror when we got to GWK and saw that all vehicles (except for VIPs) were to park at the bottom of the hill and we were all supposed to climb up all the way to the park where the function was supposed to be held. Even our van was not allowed to go up initially but the driver helped to appeal to the security people, telling them that we had a wheelchair-bound person on board - how on earth was he supposed to go up the stairs all the way?

So yes, our van was given permission to go up; even then our friend still needed help getting around as there were still some steps we had to go through to get to the park. Luckily the security people there helped to carry our friend in his wheelchair.

Group photo at GWK before the opening ceremony.

A not so sweet looking Malaysian with 2 sweet looking Balinese.

The Buddies present chairperson and past chairperson in action... nice or not my body??

A group of delegates with their attractive red umbrellas.

Performance on stage during the opening ceremony. Notice the moon?

Coming up next... Part 2 - The Congress activities...

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