Thursday, September 24, 2009

Coke from China and a cup from Korea

Coke from China and a cup from Korea


Coke from China and a cup from Korea

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 08:59 AM PDT

First of all, I am going to thanks my class monitor, Juan for getting these souvenir for me from his recent trip to China and Korea. So Juan is my classmate and a very friendly person. He went to Korea and China recently with the Penang State Wind Orchestra for performance and that's very cool of him.

IMG_0261 by you.

Coke, is a special request from me. He bought this from Shenzhen, China. Pretty.

IMG_0263 by you.

Tiny little cup from Korea. He got this for everyone in class, very cute.

IMG_0269 by you.

I just love stuff from far away, souvenirs!


ZAID ON PR

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 08:50 AM PDT

MARCH 8, 2008. Now. It has been about 18months. And the Anwar-led PR has lots of rooms to cover, so said, Zaid. My two cents: Yes and No.

PR STILL NEEDS TO PROVE IT CAN RULE

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 — Lawyer Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, the man charged with formalising the fledgling three-party Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance before the next general election, has laid bare the issues holding them back.

PR has been wracked with controversies, differences and disputes especially in Selangor, Penang and Kedah, which are led by chief ministers from each party, despite the pronounced rise in votes in last year's general election.

The former de facto law minister, who quit the Cabinet last year, noted the public's increasing scrutiny of the opposition bloc's ability to live up to its many promises made in its manifesto, in light of its first national convention due to be held at the end of the year.

"They seem to want to know realistically, the extent that PAS, DAP and KeADILan can find common ground in sensitive and divergent issues," he wrote in Bahasa Malaysia on his website yesterday.

"The rakyat want to know how far Pakatan Rakyat is willing to implement their promises in their manifesto," he added.

Zaid admitted that it would be an uphill climb.

A recent poll of likely voters also showed the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) still holding a slight edge over PR.

In the poll, two of the top key concerns voters have about PR is its constant bickering and the fact that it is perceived as having no viable candidate to be prime minister.

The ex-Umno man did not hold back in his criticism.

While he ticked off his own party and the DAP for their hesitation in pushing forward key policies, Zaid seemed especially critical of PAS.

He noted several instances where the Islamist party had repeatedly thrown a wrench in PR's works.

"What is the point of PAS promising in its manifesto to become a transparent government, that wants to abolish the Official Secrets Act (OSA), that wants to draft new laws [like the] Freedom of Information Act, if the early genuine efforts of Selcat in Selangor have already been opposed and challenged by PAS," Zaid demanded.

He noted that state party commissioner Datuk Hassan Ali had objected loudly when the body was first moved to be headed by the Selangor assembly speaker, who coincidentally happened to be an ethic Chinese from DAP.

On a roll, Zaid pointed out several other occasions when PAS's promises collided with real-life situations, such as the PAS Youth's vehement protests against public concerts and support for "moral policing".

"It is as if for PAS Youth, the effort to fight corruption, oppression, abuse of power and inciting racism is less important compared to the efforts to make sure the young who are just learning to love and wish to be entertained freely are obstructed from enjoying a little freedom," he wrote.

He noted that the biggest rock in PR's way in becoming a formidable force against the government bloc is its continued hesitation to set in stone its beliefs.

"That's the difference between promises and implementation," Zaid wrote.

"Promises are easy to say but implementing it requires a strong political will and stand. This is the real challenge for parties in Pakatan," he stressed.

And with the ninth by-election coming up in Bagan Pinang, an Umno stronghold, PR's prospects in surviving till the next elections will once again be subject to the microscope. THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER


Gmail is temporarily unable to access your contacts. You may experience issues while this persists.

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 08:31 AM PDT

Anyone got this message in Gmail as per screenshot below?

Looks like Gmail is facing some technical issues. System overload?


najib altantuya Pahang sultan urges rakyat to continue backing BN - nizar nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 08:03 AM PDT

Sultan Ahmad Shah has called on the people to continue supporting the BN government so that more social and economic programmes would be implemented.

Is the Sultan supposed to apolitical or political? What next? Is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong going to urge the rakyat to vote for BN in the next general election?

"Malay rulers are above politics." Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak.

Ours is a democracy. The rakyat has the right to choose. BN is not the only choice. That is the truth. ;)


Era Najib Altantuya : Tangkap Menteri Yang Luluskan Kos Tambahan PKFZ

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 06:59 AM PDT

Pihak polis sepatutnya menangkap anggota kabinet yang terlibat memberikan kelulusan yang membawa kepada peningkatan kos Zon Bebas Pelabuhan Kelang (PKFZ), kata Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Mahfuz Omar.

Beliau kesal dengan tindakan polis membazirkan wang rakyat dengan membuang masa hendak memburu mereka yang terlibat membocorkan kertas kabinet mengenai perkara itu.

"Kenyataan (Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri) Najib (Tun Razak) sebelum ini bahawa dalam kes PKFZ, apa-apa yang boleh dimaklumkan akan dimaklumkan, tetapi (ia) bukan alasan untuk mendedahkan Kertas Kabinet membuktikan bahawa kertas kabinet yang didedahkan oleh Malaysia Today itu adalah dokumen tulen.

"Lebih dari itu, Menteri Pengangkutan Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat sendiri dipetik oleh akhbar Kwong Wah Yit Poh bahawa beliau tahu mengenai kebocoran tersebut sebelum menjadi menteri lagi.

"Polis jangan buang duit rakyat dengan menghabiskan masa untuk menyiasat siapa yang membocorkan kertas itu," kata Mahfuz.

Kesalahan kabinet meluluskan peningkatan kos PKFZ seperti yang dicatatkan oleh kertas tersebut adalah lebih besar dari dari kesalahan membocorkan kertas kabinet di bawah Akta Rahsia Rasmi 1972 (OSA), katanya.

Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena itu bimbang sikap kerajaan dan polis membesar-besarkan isu kebocoran itu akan berakhir dengan dakwaan bahawa kertas yang disiarkan oleh Malaysia Today itu adalah dokumen palsu dan bukan kertas kabinet.

"Jika polis mendakwa kertas tersebut bukan kertas kabinet, akhirnya tidak ada siapa yang ditangkap kerana melakukan kesalahan meluluskan kos peningkatan PKFZ yang dibuat dalam bentuk syubhat dan bertentangan dengan peraturan kewangan kerajaan itu," katanya.

Beliau juga bimbang keghairahan polis membesar-besarkan isu kebocoran kertas kabinet itu bertujuan mengalihkan siasatan ke atas perkara yang sepatutnya disiasat, antaranya untuk menyiasat adakah benar Menteri Pengangkutan memberikan surat jaminan bagi beberapa penerbitan bon.

"Adakah polis akan menyiasat adakah benar perkara itu berlaku kerana jika ia berlaku, jaminan Menteri Pengangkutan itu boleh dianggap tidak sah kerana jaminan kerajaan hanya boleh dikeluarkan oleh Kementerian Kewangan atas persetujuan jemaah menteri. Itu peraturan kewangan kerajaan," katanya.

Beliau juga menuntut polis menyiasat benarkah Menteri Pengangkutan telah mendapat kelulusan dasar Perdana Menteri untuk melaksanakan keseluruhan projek tersebut tanpa merujuk kepada agensi pusat sedangkan, setelah dilaksanakan projek tersebut didapati tidak berdaya maju dan kos projek pula telah meningkat kepada RM4,632,732,000.00 sedangkan anggaran kos asal hanya RM1.088 bilion sahaja.

"Polis juga sepatutnya menyiasat adakah pertambahan skop kerja yang melebihi RM100 juta dari kos asal sebanyak sebanyak RM1.088 bilion itu telah dikemukakan kepada Kementerian Kewangan untuk pertimbangan atau tidak," katanya lagi.

Mahfuz melihat tumpuan polis untuk menyiasat kebocoran kertas kabinet itu semakin menguatkan jangkaan umum bahawa tidak ada siapa pun akan dihukum berikutan skandal PKFZ itu.

Semalam, perkembangan lebih mencurigakan berlaku apabila Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Musa Hassan menafikan laporan berita Bernama yang memetik beliau sebagai berkata bahawa ada menteri akan dipanggil bagi membantu siasatan kes penyiaran dan penyebaran kertas kabinet mengenai skandal PKFZ itu.

Bukit Aman dalam satu kenyataan di sini menjelaskan bahawa Musa tidak pernah menyatakan bahawa menteri akan dipanggil bagi tujuan itu ketika menghadiri satu majlis di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Ampang Jaya pagi ini.

"Apa yang beliau (Musa) katakan adalah saksi atau individu akan dipanggil bagi membantu siasatan dan kenyataan mereka diambil," kata Penolong Pengarah Pengurusan bagi Hal Ehwal Awam ACP Lai Yong Heng dalam kenyataan itu.

Polis dijangka mengesan mereka yang dipercayai terlibat dalam kes penyiaran dan penyebaran Kertas Kabinet itu yang melibatkan isu PKFZ.

Penyiaran Kertas Kabinet itu di sebuah laman web, yang berkaitan projek PKFZ bernilai RM12.5 bilion telah mengundang kemarahan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yang mengecam tindakan itu, kerana dokumen berkenaan membabitkan Akta Rahsia Rasmi (OSA).

Kertas Kabinet 18 muka surat itu didakwa sebagai memorandum daripada Kementerian Kewangan pada Jun 2007, untuk mendapatkan persetujuan kabinet bagi memikirkan semula untuk meluluskan pinjaman mudah sebanyak RM4.6 bilion bagi membiayai projek PKFZ.

Laporan audit yang dikeluarkan pada akhir Mei oleh PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), syarikat yang dilantik Lembaga Pelabuhyan Kelang (LPK) bagi menyiasat skandal PKFZ, menyebut tentang pembabitan beberapa ahli politik dalam projek berkenaan, yang menurutnya, mungkin menimbulkan percanggahan kepentingan. -harakahdaily


The 9Th Methodist Convention - "Spreading Scriptural Holiness, Transforming The Nation (Talk 2) - Part 11 (Final)

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 06:02 AM PDT


Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong quoted David Aikman, saying, "The Christian moral foundation of social cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the successful transition to democratic politics".

Bishop then touched on what transformation would involve. Saying there is much that we need to do, Bishop outlined the following points:

1. Christians must be committed to this country (Malaysia). What implications does this have for emigration?

2. How then shall we live? Bishop Rev Dr. Hwa Yong quoted 2 Peter 3 : 11f, saying:
-Good works
-Holiness and integrity in private and public lives
-Avoid dishonest gain; and resist and expose corruption wherever possible
-Get involved if God is calling you

3. Be prepared for the long haul.
Wilberforce's battle in the British Parliament took 46 years!

Bishop then put to the congregation two thought-provoking questions:

1. What plans do you have for your children?
"Bear in mind that, in history, a lot of movements started with the young people," Bishop said.

2. The power of prayers
Pray hard to let God use us to make Malaysia a better country!
The picture shows The Hoover Mission House and Hoover Square. Photo: David Ling


najib altantuya Teoh's wife: We were pawns - nizar

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 06:18 AM PDT

Wife of DAP political aide the late Teoh Beng Hock, Soh Cher Wei, has shared little with the world about her spouse, until now.

She has set up a blog. Its name is 'Don't say goodbye'.

In her first posting entitled Am I happy?, written in Chinese, Soh expressed to Teoh that they have both become pawns in a "selfish battle".

If I were in Soh's shoes, I would be very grieved too.

Indeed, a helpless pawn was Teoh Beng Hock who fell from MACC building.

Will justice ever be served?


She Left Me!

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 04:44 AM PDT

Uwwwahhhhhh! Pebbles has gone home today! And I miss her! Uwwahhhhhh!

I had to send Pebble back to my boss today cos both wifey and me are going to be busy the next few weeks and we won't really have time to look after her. We don't want her staying at home all alone while we're out doing our stuff so the best option was to send her back.

I know it's for the best but I still feel pretty down about it. We've had her for more than two months and we've both gotten so very attached to her and I think she's gotten attached to us too. I hope that she doesn't think that we don't like her anymore and that's why we sent her away.

She's like part of the family now and we'll miss her pitter patter footsteps as she ambles along the room sniffing at anything that catches her fancy. I know I'll miss having her sit by our chairs (well, mostly next to wifeys chair) while we surf the internet. I know I'll miss having her jump up the bed and rub her snotty nose all over my pillow ... siggghhh ... I never thought I would get so attached to her.

Oh well, at least the good news is, my boss said I can take her back when we finish doing our stuff so that's something to look forward to. I hope he doesn't change his mind or anything. It was really painful having to leave her in the office with my boss after work today.

Ok, I really don't feel like writing too much seeing as how I'm so not in the mood so I'll just leave you with some pictures of her.









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Gary Cao vs Justin Lo (Real Footage)

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:41 AM PDT

Malaysia BOLEH!!!

This happened last night when Gary 曹格(Malaysian singer) whacked Justin 侧田. This is one hot news. Check out the video below;



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3 years anniversary

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 05:13 AM PDT


Hello & Salam 1 Malaysia,
Hari ni genap lagi usia blog ni menjangkau 3 tahun lamanya aku berblog, setiap kali datangnya 24 haribulan september, pastinya umur blog ni juga akan terus meningkat, sama dengan umur aku yg terus meningkat tua, aku bermula berblog pada 24 haribulan september juga, bersamaan dengan harijadi aku juga, masa tu tahun 2003 aku mula berblog, kawan-kawan blog terawal aku seperti zam pahang( teratakburukzam.blogspot.com), kak long, abg KS( kassim8888.blogspot.com ), pakteh ( pakteh.blogspot.com ), tu semua kawan2 terawal aku sebelum aku benar-benar mula jatuh cinta dengan dunia blog.

Blog aku pada mulanya aku ingin jadikan seperti diari harian aku sendiri, tapi kerana agak sukar untuk aku bahagikan masa dengan kerja dan menulis, aku lebih suka entrikan post2 yg aku rasa bermanfaat bagi kawan-kawan khususnya pembaca setia blog aku yg tak seberapa ni, memang betul, sejak aku mula berblog, memang ramai kawan dan kenalan yg aku dapat semasa berblog, tak kira lelaki or perempuan, tak kira juga muda atau tua, pangkat atau darjat, semua kawan2 blog adalah kawan seperjuangan aku, tak kira apa yg diperjuangkan mereka, yg aku tahu, semua ada hak untuk memiliki blog sendiri dan hak untuk menulis.

Memang best untuk berblog sebenarnya, kalau ada masa korg boleh taipkan apa juga cerita yg korg ada untuk org lain membacanya, itu satu kelebihan nya blog masa kini, dengan hanya satu klik, seluruh dunia dapat membacanya, dasyat memang dasyat, percuma lagikan, so sesiapa yg nak berblog tu, aku sarankan supaya blog korg tu jangan berswang bila dah ada blog tu, jadikan blog yg korg miliki tu sebagai satu aset peribadi, jangan hari ni daftar blog, then besok delete blog, buang masa je, fikir dulu sebelum apa gunanya blog pada anda semua.

Hari ni semakin lama aku rasa semakin tua rasanya, umur semakin meningkat je, tak boleh berhenti dari beredarnya masa berputar, target aku tahun depan, aku akan habiskan zaman bujang aku, masa untuk enjoy2 ni habis bagi aku, mulai sekarang kene focus tentang masa depan, masih banyak yg harus aku pelajari dari kisah silam aku dahulu, harus mulai dengan langkah kanan untuk terus berjaya, biar org tgk kita sengkek, tapi hakikatnya sengkek tu hanya luaran, tapi tidak pula sengkek kerana hati, itu yg harus ada pada semua org, termasuk aku, cukup-cukuplah apa yg telah berlaku dulu, cubalah berubah sebelum terlambat.

Ada kawan-kawan aku yg sama dari dulu sampai sekarang, ditakuk yg lama, sama je tabiat dia dari dulu sampai kini, memang betul tu dh jalan yg dia punya, tapi kalau dia yg nak berubah, aku rasa tak ada masalah untuk berubah, jangan dengan cara yg sama, begitu juga dengan aku, aku nak berubah dengan apa yg pernah aku lakukan dahulu, rasa dah cukup muak apa yg aku lakukan suatu ketika dahulu, susahkan org, pinjam duit org sebab nak settlekan masalah bisnes aku, sampai org pandang serong dengan aku, mungkin diorg ingat aku ni nak meminjam sebab suka-suka, terpulang lah pada diorg sendiri apa yg nak diorg katakan, tapi bagi kawan-kawan yg sudi membantu aku dulu, ucapan terima kasih yg tak terhingga dari aku untuk kalian.

Hanya tuhan sahaja yg mampu membalas budi baik kalian semua, dan aku anggap korg semua adalah sahabat yg sejati dan memahami kawan korg ni, bukan dikala kita senang bersama, malah dikala susah, masa tu sahabat yg benar-benar sahabat akan dapat kita ketahui dimana ertinya nilai seseorg sahabat tu.

Untuk kawan-kawan blog, rakan-rakan pembaca setia blog aku, aku ucapkan terima kasih yg tak terhingga kepada kalian semua kerana terus menyokong blog aku sehingga kini, dan kepada yg tak suka dan asyik dengki dengan blog aku tu, hanya tuhan yg mampu membalas sebusuknya hati kalian tu, aku hanya mampu melihat dan bersabar dengan apa yg berlaku, yg mampu membalasnya hanyalah tuhan yg disekeliling kita semua.

Terima kasih sekali lagi untuk anda semua.....

Salam

Bro Rickywan





The Dhimmification of Great Britain

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:03 AM PDT

Evidence of the hold that Islam is acquiring over Britain piles up all the time. The release from prison of Abdel Baset Ali Al-Megrahi, sentenced to life for the Lockerbie bombing, shows that a Muslim country can already dictate British policy. More extraordinary still is the stranglehold that Muslim demands are acquiring on British practices and values at home. Such Muslim demands are in fact more often imaginary than real, which makes the British surrender to them all the more inexplicable.

Shirley Chaplin has been a nurse for some three decades. She is a committed Christian and wears round her neck a small silver cross, about one inch big. Her employers, the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, warns her that she must remove this cross or be fired, in effect forcing her to choose between her faith and her job. Muslim nurses, however, are allowed to wear the hijab. Meanwhile in Liverpool, Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang have been running a hotel, and they are also committed Christians. A guest in their hotel was a Muslim woman, and she came down to breakfast one morning in a hijab. A discussion began, apparently about the status of Jesus in Islam. Mr. Vogelenzang allegedly said that Muhammad was a warlord, and his wife said that Muslim dress is a form of bondage for women. The Muslim woman went to the police, and the Vogelenzangs are now charged with breaching a Public Order Act, thus causing harassment, alarm, or distress. If convicted, they face fines of £2,500 each and a criminal record. On top of that, publicity has put a stop to business, and they have had to sell the hotel.

On yet another front, the civil servants of the Home Office — in charge of domestic affairs — have been warned not to eat in front of Muslims during Ramadan. Operating officially within the department, it turns out, is a Home Office Islamic Network, paid for by the taxpayer, and it has inspired what it calls this "sensitivity" to Muslims. However, the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, established to promote Islamic interests, has put out a statement that "We don't care how much non-Muslims eat in front of us," — which is very kind, perhaps even sensitive, of them.

It is hard to know what exactly motivates this regular and obsessive obeisance to Islam, its practices and values. Obviously some profound collective cultural readjustment is under way in the country. Is it prompted by guilt about the supposed wickedness of the British colonial past, whose atonement will only be attained though a Muslim Britain? Or on the contrary, by fear of being overpowered? Is there a total loss of confidence in being British and Christian, and therefore a spirit of national defeat?

The international spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood is Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi. He is very well known as a Muslim supremacist, advocating in blood-curdling terms the death of those he considers enemies. Da'wa is the Arabic word for call, generally used in the sense of outreach, of converting or proselytizing. Some years ago, Qaradawi declared importantly, "We will conquer Europe; we will conquer America! Not through the sword but through Da'wa." But even so one-track a sheikh as him can hardly have foreseen the enthusiasm of the British to do his Da'wa for him. Source...


For those Bush bashers, here are some of Obama's bloppers

Posted: 24 Sep 2009 03:02 AM PDT

There is the catalogue of Mr. Obama's embarrassing moments on the world stage, a list which includes: giving England's Queen Elizabeth II an iPod with his speeches on it; giving British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a collection of DVDs that were not formatted to the European standard (by contrast, Mr. Brown gave Mr. Obama an ornamental desk-pen holder made from the oak timbers of Victorian anti-slaver HMS Gannet, among other historically significant gifts); calling "Austrian" a language; bowing to the Saudi king; releasing a photo of a conference call with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which the president was showing the soles of his shoes to the camera (an Arab insult); saying "let me be absolutely clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel's"; saying the United States was "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world"; suggesting Arabic translators be shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan where Arabic is not a native language; sending a letter to French President Jacques Chirac when Nicolas Sarkozy was the president of France; holding a town-hall meeting in France and not calling on a single French citizen; and referring to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when he meant Cinco de Mayo. Also of note was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton giving Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a "reset" button with the Russian word for "overcharge."

Progress toward an international agreement on global climate change has stalled, an administration failure which we applaud. We also approve of the highly effective expanded attacks by drone aircraft against terrorist targets in Pakistan, a policy implemented by President George W. Bush in August 2008. Mr. Obama was likewise successful in ordering the taking out of three teenage Somali pirates by Navy snipers in April after the outlaws took an American ship's captain hostage. In other words, President Obama's most successful policies thus far have been his selective killings. It's not exactly a program he can build on. Read more here...


I'm back ....

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 11:58 PM PDT

Everyone... I'm back I'm back... let's celebrate!!!!... 

How i passed my night without internet. Hmmm... watching the NTV7 chinese drama My Kampung Days 家在半山芭 until 11pm. Later, listened to my iPod and lying on the bed trying to get myself to sleep. Unfortunately i couldn't sleep and decided to walk out to the balcony to look @ the nice view of KL.

The weather was so hot... no wind at all. While listening to my iPod, I did some reading and also texting... until about 12am when the Twin Tower started to turn off their lights... 

Hehehe... I definitely know whether it's after or before 12am. Just look out from my living room and look @ the landmark of KL... :p Next time i should record the moment the twin tower shut off their lights and share with all of you. 


Draw & WIN!

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 11:34 PM PDT

Khir Toyo perlu menjawab daripada menuduh!

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 11:15 PM PDT

Khir Toyo tidak perlu memecah-belahkan kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat Selangor tetapi beliau perlu terlebih dahulu memberi penjelasan berkenaan dengan peruntukan kawasan ADUN BN dihabiskan dalam masa kurang daripada tiga bulan semasa Selangor di bawah BN.Khir Toyo dalam satu kenyataannya yang diterbitkan pada hari Rabu telah membidas DAP sebagai "menggunakan SELCAT sebagai platform untuk menunjukkan


Era Najib Altantuya : SPR Perlu Perbaiki Undi Pos

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 09:49 PM PDT

Ketua Pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mendesak Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya membersihkan senarai pengundi pos di Bagan Pinang dan memperbetulkan kaedah pengundian Pos yang dilaksanakan oleh SPR yang dilihat tidak telus dan tidak adil.

Beliau melahirkan rasa tidak senang dengan kaedah mencurigakan yang digunakan oleh SPR dalam mengendalikan pengundian pos.

Kata Anwar, sekiranya pengundian pos dijalankan secara telus dan adil, Pakatan Rakyat dapat memberikan saingan yang sengit terhadap Barisan Nasional walau siapa pun calon yang diletakan oleh parti perkauman itu semasa di Pilihanraya Bagan Pinang nanti.

"Yang menjadi masalah dan menimbulkan keraguan rakyat adalah mengenai prosedur yang ditetapkan oleh SPR seperti tiada pengawasan yang teliti sewaktu pengundian,tidak membenarkan calon berada di pusat mengundi ketika proses pembungan undi pos berlangsung, pengiraan undi selepas 3 hari dan tiada kemaskini data pengundi Pos," kata Anwar.

Beliau ditemui dalam satu majlis terbuka Timbalan Ketua Menteri I Pulau Pinang, Mansor othman di Penanti. Turut hadir ke majlis rumah terbuka, Yang Dipertua Negeri Pulau Pinang Tun Abdul Rahman Haji Abas, Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng dan beberapa lagi pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat.

Khamis lalu, Pemuda Pakatan Rakyat telah menghantar memorandum ke Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Malayasia (SPR) membantah penggunaan Borang 2, tempat mengundi dan kaedah berkempen untuk pengundi pos.

Memorandum berkenaan mendesak SPR mengambil tindakan segera bagi memperbaiki beberapa aspek penting yang melibatkan pengundi pos dan juga mekanisme pengundian.

Pakatan Rakyat menegaskan peraturan mewajibkan pengundi pos mengisi Borang 2 merupakan satu pencabulan ke atas prinsip kerahsian undi. Pemuda PR melihat tiada sebarang alasan yang munasabah kenapa Borang 2 ini diperlukan, apatah lagi dengan mewajibkan pengundi pos mendedahkan nombor kertas undi yang diberikan kepadanya.

Peraturan Borang 2 ini juga jelas bertentangan dengan Seksyen 5 Akta Kesalahan Pilihanraya 1954 yang melarang mana-mana pegawai, kerani, jurubahasa atau agen untuk mendapatkan atau mendedahkan maklumat identiti pengundi dan juga nombor kertas undi yang diberikan kepada mana-mana pengundi.




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Idil Fitri With Pak Zawi

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 09:36 PM PDT

Our Hari Raya Day always begin with the prayers at the surau near the house. We used to go to the Mosque but lately, we felt the congregation at the surau is better because they comprise of our immediate neighbours and we know them all except for the younger generations who comes back only during Raya.

Azrin making last minute adjustment to his son Irsyad's samping.

Haji Deraman always ride his trishaw to the surau. At 80 years old Haji Deraman is still quite healthy. His wife rode in the children's car instead of riding along with him as they usually do.

Before the prayer begins we did the tahmid for about half an hour until the prayer started at 8.30 AM.
The prayer will begin soon. As it is only two 'rakaat', it was only a short prayer followed by the sermon by Ustaz Zawawi. Ustaz Zawawi is an Azhar, Egypt graduate and he also led the prayers. For the past one month of Ramadhan, Ustaz Zawawi had led all the 'terawikh' prayers at the surau.


Irsyad did his prayers at the back of the congregation as his prayers is only an initiation and at 4 years old, Irsyad has yet to learn about the actual prayer.

Mak Jah is one of the oldest female in attendance. Pak Zawi recorded Mak Jah's picture here lest she may be to ill to attend next years prayers. Nowadays Mak Jah had to pray while sitting on a chair.After the prayers, we did the family photograph. Azuan and family was over at his in law's place so he wasn't in the picture.

The first visitor to arrive was Haji Hussin's family. It was quite a large group and we will be joining them to the mother in law's place next.

They were the first to sample our delicacies of ketupat, rendang, satay and whatever have we.

The bigger girl is Leen and she is a star. She represents Malaysia in gymnastics. Her younger sister will be following in her footsteps soon.

Later my wife's pupils came cycling all the way from their village.

After that we all trooped to my mother in law's place. Here we had the taste of great Satay Baung ordered all the way from Kg. Baung, Kota Bharu.
One for the album with the grandma for my children and great grandma for their children.

Another one for the album. This one was taken at my sister in law's home next door to the mother in law's.The next stop is the uncle's home. When my wife's family was living in this home, Pak Zawi had his wedding here.

My daughter Azura had a new look this Raya. Here she is seen posing with her cousin Haleeza and sister in law Yanie.

Azura posing at the resort like home of Uncle Kamal.

By afternoon, Irsyad and his sister Syakirah was out. Another sister Ayin slept on the couch. This happened when we were at my sister's place.
We started the next day with a visit to the sister in law's place in Kota Bharu. A PSP was the center of attraction with Adam in control. The rest looked with envy.
Azuan and wife Ijjah joined us on the second day's visit to Kota Bharu.

Of course they are in control back home at Pak Zawi's place. Pak Zawi's PC and notebook are their's while their father's netbook are tucked away safely out of their reach. The PSP is of no interest to them anymore. At 4 years old, Irsyad can navigate his ways to UTube to look for Mr. Bean for himself and Gummi Bears for the sisters.

The visit to eldest surviving brother was also done on the second day.

On the third day of Raya, we had a surprise visit from Wan Nordin of GUIKP's fame. Wan brought along his wife Azura and children.

Wan had notified us that he would be arriving at 5.00 PM and he caught Pak Zawi with his pants down when he arrived at 4.00 PM. What happened was, the expected traffic jam from Kota Bharu did not happen and Wan saved an hour of precious time.
Wan made his choice. He chose 'The Old Building In Kota Bharu' among the many that Pak Zawi offered to him to choose from. To see the choices that he had, please visit Pak Zawi's Paintings, a blogsite dedicated to show what else but Pak Zawi's paintings.
Wan forgot to take the painting so Pak Zawi called Wan on the cellphone to stop by the roadside and wait for Pak Zawi to deliver the painting.

While sending Wan's painting, Pak Zawi's friend Zakrey came with his family. He had reserved that painting of The Traditioanl Chinese House of Kelantan which Zack prefers to call as Rumah Tepi Sungai as the village with all of that kind of houses were located on the river bank of Sungai Kelantan.
Zack's wife Rohani and son with Pak Zawi's wife Fatthiyah. Zack's daughter was busy with Irsyad watching Mr. Bean on Utube.
That was in a nutshell, this years Idil Fitri with Pak Zawi. The coming Idil Adha should be merrier as everone of my children will be home. Pak Zawi and wife is really looking forward to Idil Adha.


News Highlights

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 08:47 PM PDT

In a bid to regain market share from its legitimate rivals as well as black market players, Multi Purpose Holdings Bhd's (MPHB) wholly owned subsidiary Magnum Corporation Sdn Bhd yesterday launched its jackpot game called 4D Jackpot. The key attraction of the 4D Jackpot game is its snowballing prize, particularly when the sum grows to multi-million ringgit. (Financial Daily)
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AEON CO (Malaysia) Bhd may take a stake in its Japanese parent's expansion plans in Southeast Asia. The parent company AEON Co Ltd, Japan's second largest retailer, is looking to set up stores in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and possibly even Laos, managing director Nagahisa Oyama said. "AEON Malaysia may invest money in these countries if it is beneficial to us. We have an option to take a stake on a case by case basis, depending on the situation. Nothing has been decided yet", he said. Oyama also said Southeast Asia represents a strong potential growth area for the Japanese group. (BT)
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Green Packet Bhd has set a net profit target RM1bn for 2013, driven by a maturing broadband and solutions business. The company expects to sign up 200,000 subscribers by year-end, from 35,000 in the first quarter of 2009. Green Packet expects revenue to increase more than threefold to RM300m this year, from RM88.43m in 2008. Over the next two year, the company
will be aggressively expanding its coverage and acquiring broadband customers. When its subscriber base hits the critical mass, it is expected to launch its new service – mobile voice. (BT)
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Hap Seng Consolidation Bhd (HSC) is selling its wholly-owned subsidiary Hap Seng Consolidation Financial Lease & Rental (China) Co Ltd (HSCFLR) for US$30.29m (RM105.11m) cash booking in a gain of RM36m, in a related party transaction. HSC said the acquirer was Lei Shing Hong Venture Capital Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong incorporated Lei Shing Hong Ltd (LSH). LSH's 36.6% major shareholder, Datuk Seri Panglima Lau Cho Kun @ Lau Yu Chak, is also a director and major shareholder of Gek Poh Holdings Sdn Bhd, the major shareholder of HSC. Gek Poh Holdings owns a 61.48% stake in HSC. HSC said the consideration was about 1.5 times the net asset value of HSCFLR of RM71m as at Aug 31, 2009. It said the valuation was in line with the valuation of unlisted credit companies and the fact that the financial leasing services company was only incorporated on Feb 29, 2008. (Financial Daily)
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Dialog Group Bhd has started operations of phase one of Langsat Teminal (One) Sdn Bhd, which is a joint venture between the company, MISC Bhd and Puma Energy Asia Pacific BV. Dialog announced that the terminal received its first shipment of oil from its customer, Trafigura Pte Ltd last Saturday. The Tanjung Langsat terminal has a total capacity of 400,000 cubic metres (cbm), with the development planned to be completed in two phases. The total capacity for Phase 1, which was officially completed on Sept 16, is 130,000 cbm for storage of naphtha/middle distillates. Phase 2 of the project is targeted for completion by Match 2010 with a tank capacity of 270,000 cbm for storage of fuel oil. (Financial Daily)
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Berjaya Corporation Bhd (BCorp) and Brunei-based contractor have jointly submitted a joint bid to the Brunei Economic Development Board to undertake a waste management project in that country. In an announcement to Bursa Malaysia, BCorp said it and Ribhan Nurhidayah Contractor (RNC) had submitted the tender to undertake the energy efficient waste management system in Brunei. BCorp said it entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with RNC last Friday to put in the tender for the project. Under the MoU, BCorp and RNC are to form a joint venture company with BCorp holding a 60% stake and RNC 40%, if they were to succeed in their bid. (Financial Daily)
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AMDB Bhd has proposed to buy two freehold office buildings known as 40 and 50 Eastbourne Terrace in Paddington, Westminster, London via the acquisition of a 60% stake in Westlink Global Investment Ltd (WLG). AMDB said WLG had inked a sale and purchase agreement with LS Victoria Properties Ltd to purchase the property for 50.5m (RM287.33m). AMDB said its subsidiary Walleng Enterprises Sdn Bhd had yesterday subscribed for 60 ordinary shares representing a 60% stake in WLG at par for cash. AMDB said the property provided a net lettable space of 146,000 sq ft of retail and office accommodation which are currently let to a variety of tenants with about 94% occupancy. It said base on current rentals, the net yield on the property was about 8.65%. (Financial Daily)
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Stocks tumbled Wednesday, retreating from one-year highs, as investors took a sell-the-news reaction to the Fed's decision to hold interest rates steady and keep its economic outlook relatively unchanged. Stocks initially rallied after the Fed announcement Wednesday, but failed to hold gains as investors used the latest nearly one-year milestone for the market as a reason to sell. A milder-than-expected response to a government auction of US$40bn in five-year notes also contributed to the
late declines. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.8% (-81.3 pts, close 9,748.5). The Nasdaq lost 0.7% (-14.9 pts, close 2,131.4) and the S&P 500 lost 1.0% (-10.8 pts, close 1,060.9). U.S. light crude oil for October delivery fell US$2.79 to settle at US$68.97 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (CNNmoney)
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The Federal Reserve will slow its purchases of mortgage securities by 1Q10, seeking to avoid disrupting the housing market as an economic recovery takes hold. Officials left the target rate for overnight loans between banks at a record low of between zero and 0.25%. Yesterday's decision was unanimous. "Economic activity has picked up following its severe downturn," the committee said yesterday. "Conditions in financial markets have improved further, and activity in the housing sector has increased," the Fed said. "Household spending seems to be stabilizing, but remains constrained by ongoing job losses, sluggish income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit." The FOMC said monetary and fiscal stimulus combined with stabilizing financial conditions "will support a strengthening of economic growth and a gradual return to higher levels of resource utilization in a context of price stability." (Bloomberg)
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U.S. credit-card defaults rose to a record in August and more losses may lie ahead as delinquencies climbed for the first time since March, according to Moody's Investors Service. Write-offs rose to 11.49% from 10.52% in July, Moody's said yesterday in a report. Loans at least 30 days delinquent rose to 5.8% from 5.73%. "Early-stage" delinquencies, or loans overdue 30 to 59 days, surged to 1.65%, from 1.41%, signalling higher losses in coming months. Banks typically write off loans after 180 days. Card issuers have struggled with rising defaults as the recession drove up unemployment to 9.7% and the impact of income tax refunds waned. Credit-card defaults typically track the U.S. jobless rate since consumers tend to fall behind on payments when their income dries up. "We continue to call for a recovery of the credit-card sector to begin once industry average charge-offs peak in mid-2010 between 12% and 13%," said the Moody's report, which predicted unemployment may reach 10.5%. (Bloomberg)
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The Bank of England may stop buying bonds when it completes its current 175bn-pound (US$286bn) plan as the U.K. shakes off the recession, the Confederation of British Industry said. Gross domestic product will rise 0.3% in 3Q09, the biggest U.K. business lobby said in a report yesterday, reversing a June prediction for a drop of the same size. The CBI forecast 0.4% growth in 4Q09 and said the central bank will start raising the benchmark interest rate in 1H10. "Armageddon has receded somewhat over the horizon," Richard Lambert, CBI director general and a former Bank of England policy maker, told reporters at a briefing in London Tuesday. "But the recovery will be slow and protracted. Unemployment will continue to rise." The central bank plans to complete its current program to buy bonds by November. The economy will expand 0.9% in 2010 after a 4.3% contraction this year, the CBI said. (Bloomberg)
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French consumer spending fell for a second month as rising joblessness deterred spending such goods as clothes and accessories. Spending on manufactured goods fell 1% in August from July, when it declined 1.2%, Paris-based national statistics office Insee said yesterday. Economists expected a 0.3% gain in August, a Bloomberg News survey showed. French consumers are cutting back on concern that rising job losses will weaken their spending power in the months ahead. Unemployment rose to 9.5% in 2Q09, the highest in more than three years. Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said Tuesday that the government will maintain measures to bolster the economy until joblessness begins to recede. (Bloomberg)
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French manufacturing confidence jumped to the highest in almost a year as recovery from the worst recession in half a century buoyed exports and depleted inventories. The index of sentiment among factory executives rose to 85 in September from 82 in August, Paris-based statistics office Insee said yesterday. Economists had expected that the index would climb to 81 this month, according to the median of 16 forecasts in a Bloomberg News survey. The improvement reflects demand from retailers who slashed inventories as the recession hit its trough early this year. Even so, with unemployment rising, consumer demand will act as a brake on growth in the months ahead. Exports increased 9% in July from the previous month, according to the Finance Ministry. The same month, the number of unemployed actively looking for a job increased to 2.54m, matching the 28-month high set in May. (Bloomberg)


najib altantuya: IGP denies saying minister to be grilled over PKFZ leak - nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 06:30 PM PDT

UPDATED

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 – Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan tonight denied a Bernama news report that quoted him as saying that a minister or ministers would be called up to assist in the probe on the leakage of the Cabinet Paper on the Port Klang Free Zone issue.

Police Assistant Director of Management for Public Affairs ACP Lai Yong Heng said in a statement that Musa had at no time mentioned that a minister or ministers would be called up for that purpose at a function at the Ampang Jaya police district headquarters earlier today.

"What he (Musa) said was that witnesses or individuals will be called up to assist in the investigations and have their statements recorded," he said.

Police are expected to haul up those believed to have been involved in the leaking of the Cabinet Paper on the PKFZ issue.

The purported Cabinet Paper posted on a website regarding the RM12.5-billion PKFZ project had incurred the wrath of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who denounced the act, because such documents are covered by the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

The 18-page Cabinet Paper is purportedly a memorandum by the Finance Ministry in June 2007 to seek the Cabinet's approval to retrospectively approve a RM4.6-billion soft loan to fund the PKFZ project.

The Bernama report released earlier in the day, quoting Musa, said a minister is expected to be among a number of individuals to be hauled up by police for questioning, in connection with the leaked Cabinet papers on the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) case.

"Police will call those believed to be involved, including a minister," the national news agency quoted the IGP as telling reporters after visiting the Ampang Jaya police headquarters here today. – Bernama

(S0urce: The Malaysian Insider)


Beyonce Shares Award With Taylor Swift

Posted: 23 Sep 2009 04:00 PM PDT

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After the VMA debacle, Beyonce shares her award with Taylor Swift giving her a opportunity to have her moment! Well done Beyonce!


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