Wednesday, September 2, 2009

[Highlight] 2malaysia indeed! now hishamuddin further confirmed it!

[Highlight] 2malaysia indeed! now hishamuddin further confirmed it!


2malaysia indeed! now hishamuddin further confirmed it!

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:09 AM PDT

'hisham defends cow-head protestors'

this is really too much!! so angry to read about this! (although it was expected). grrr!!

very very obvious blatant double standard from the home minister!

what did i tell you about najib's 1malaysia? TOTAL CRAP!

it's 2malaysia! 1 for umno and 1 for non umno!

reading through the malaysian insider (and also malaysiakini, of which the article is below), i felt so angry and geram at what this kerismuddin had to say. was thinking of taking what he said and commented on it but i feel i have so much to comment and i know i will get mad therefore sprouting expletive words, so i'd better not! better now (1.10am) go and get a good sleep then to fume at the PM's nonsensical, rubbish 1malaysia at this post before going to bed, which will not give me a good sleep.

oh wait a minute – just one comment before i go to bed. why was kerismuddin talking so much … i mean concentrating more about the cow's head, also commenters at the malaysian insider and malaysiakini.  "no intention to stir up racial tension with the cow's head" and all that. forget the cow's head for a moment but listen to what MAHYUDDIN MANAF and IBRAHIM HAJI SABRI said. it was what they said that was seditious, stirring up racial tension! imagine if someone from DAP or an NGO were to say that, immediately, she/he would be arrested! (or all those umnoputera will fire at her/him).

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Malaysiakini
Hisham: Don't blame cow-head protesters
Rahmah Ghazali
Sep 2, 09 6:25pm

Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said those involved in the 'cow-head' protest in Shah Alam last week cannot be blamed for the controversy.

Speaking after an hour-long closed-door meeting with residents' representatives at his office in Putrajaya, he said the protesters "had no intention at all to bring the cow's head and invoke racial sentiments or cause tension".

"They are not going (to be let off) scot-free. But they just feel victimised because they feel there is another valid explanation and had no intention to cause racial (divisions)," he said.

Section 23 residents had mounted the protest against the proposed relocation of the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu temple from Section 19 to their neighbourhood.

Hishammuddin said he was told that the "residents did not know the organisers and did not know a cow's head would be brought during the demonstration".

"When we sat and discussed this, they (said they) realised that they were in a situation they could not control."

He further defended the protesters, saying that "they just wanted their voices to be heard".

"However it was unfortunate that the protest was given negative publicity because it was linked to religious and racial sentiments," he said.

Section 23 action committee chairperson Mahyuddin Manaf and residents' committee chairperson Zainuddin Md Yusoff were among those who attended the meeting this afternoon.

The minister noted that the residents have since taken "a pro-active" measure by meeting with members of the Hindu Sanggam two days ago, and that both sides will hold another meeting tomorrow.

"So if it can be resolved quickly and both sides understand each other, why (should) they be penalised?" said Hishammuddin.

Although the protestors reportedly did not have a permit the minister said "the protest was not big and they (organisers) were very respectful of the Selangor sultan".

"They even limited the number of people from the committee to only 10. In fact if they wanted to have a bigger protest they could have, but they were conscious (of the impact).

"All they wanted to do was to voice their unhappiness and the unwillingness of the state government to consider their request."

'Poor decision' by state government

Hishammuddin said the Selangor government made a poor decision in relocating the temple to a predominantly Malay area.

"Even the Hindus are not passionate about the relocation of the temple to the area," he claimed.

Asked why the police had not acted when the cow's head was brought in, he claimed that action had been taken.

"I was monitoring it myself and reporting it to the prime minister," he said.

Commenting on the upcoming dialogue between the Shah Alam Municipal Council and the residents to be held on Saturday, Hishammuddin said this comes "a little too late".

"The residents had met the state representatives before. If they (the representatives had) resolved it then, there wouldn't need to be a protest (in the first place)," he said.

On a personal note, Hishammuddin felt the protest "in this day and age should be accepted in this world, as the people want their voices to be heard".

"If we don't give them room to voice their opinions, they have no choice but to protest. (But) regardless of the action they take, they have to adhere to the laws of the country. So they have to be responsible," he said.

The police, he added, will investigate the incident to identify who brought the cow's head to the protest, in addition to conducting their usual probe into the protest because "no one is above the law".

The police have already handed over the investigation papers to the deputy public prosecutor's office for further action.

Sedition or illegal assembly?

Meanwhile in another development, Selangor exco members Khalid Samad, Xavier Jayakumar and Klang MP Charles Santiago met Shah Alam district police chief ACP Noor Azam Jamaludin today to get a status report on the investigation against the protesters.

Santiago later told Malaysiakini that they were informed that the investigation papers were with the Attorney-General who is expected to make an announcement soon.

"The police chief said some people could be charged with sedition or for illegal assembly," he said.

Santiago also hit out at Hishammuddin for meeting the protesters at his ministry today, accusing the minister of supporting the 'cow-head' protest.

"He seems to be sympathetic to the protesters. This is improper and irregular," he said.

In a related development, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak said it was up to the police and the AG to determine if the protesters have violated the Sedition Act.


Tradisi, Moderniti dan Kolonialisma

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:20 AM PDT


Tradisi secara amnya dilihat sebagai sesuatu yang melambangkan dogma, kepercayaan mitos, tidak progresif, dan tidak rasional. Tradisi sinonim dengan kehidupan di kampung, bercucuk tanam, menangkap ikan dan menternak lembu dan kambing. Bagi yang lain, tradisi mungkin dilihat sebagai amalan dan kepercayaan nenek moyang yang karut dan tidak munasabah. Kepercayan-kepercayaan seperti tidak boleh keluar malam, tidak boleh bekerja dan mesti mematuhi peraturan atau etika tertentu.

Gambaran ini yang wujud apabila konsep tradisi diperkatakan. Akibatnya masyarakat yang mempunyai dan memegang kuat pada tradisi dilihat sebagai masyarakat yang tidak bertamadun, mempunyai budaya primitif dan tidak berpendidikan. Ini mungkin pernyataan yang tidak tepat tetapi sememangnya inilah yang kerap difikirkan.

Bertentangan dengan konsep tradisi ini, moderniti dilihat sebagai sesuatu yang melambangkan kemajuan manusia dan perkembangan tamadun. Perubahan daripada kerangka tradisi kepada tradisi modern dilihat sebagai sesuatu yang perlu. Pergerakan moderniti ini berasal daripada pergerakan Renaissance dan Enlightenment di Eropah yang berlaku selepas berakhirnya zaman gelap. Perubahan paling penting yang menyifatkan zaman ini adalah apabila manusia tidak lagi hanya bergantung pada wahyu semata-mata tetapi juga melihat kepada akal manusia dan rasional untuk membentuk dan mengubah dunia.

Perubahan yang berlaku pada zaman ini dilihat sebagai menjanjikan emansipasi manusia daripada kejahilan zaman sebelumnya. Para pemikir dan pemimpin melihat perubahan dan idea yang terbentuk pada zaman ini sebagai menjanjikan masa depan dunia dan masyarakat sejagat yang lebih baik.

Negara Malaysia, Malaya pada masa itu, juga tidak terkecuali daripada pengaruh pergerakan ini. Beratus tahun kemudian selepas pergerakan moderniti tercetus di Eropah, ombak moderniti ini juga telah sampai ke persisiran Malaya. Kemuncaknya pada zaman penjajahan British. Pada zaman penjajahan British dan tahun-tahun akhir sebelumnya merdeka hasil-hasil moderniti ini cuba dipindahkan kepada Malaya. Sama ada berjaya atau tidak masih lagi menjadi persoalan.

Tetapi kesimpulan yang paling jelas sekali, projek ini ternyata gagal. Namun di sini, perkara ini tidak ingin dibincangkan. Terdapat persoalan lain yang lebih penting lagi. Kesan paling buruk penjajahan British di Malaya adalah mana karya-karya sastera, intellektual dan budaya dimatikan, tidak dilakukan atau diteruskan atau terus hilang.

Ini sememangnya tidak dapat dielakkan kerana tradisi dilihat sebagai konsep yang mundur yang perlu digantikan oleh pergerakan moderniti.

Salah satu contoh yang dapat diberikan adalah apabila sistem 'common law' British di guna pakai di Malaya. Sistem ini, yang telah melalui proses moderniti dan yang melihat kepada 'nation-state' sebagai 'the sovereign', dikuatkuasakan ke atas seluruh Malaya. Dalam proses ini, adat, kepercayaan dan 'system of thought' masyarakat Malaya dipadamkan daripada 'psyche' masyarakat tempatan. Kepelbagaian nilai dan pemikiran tidak diteruskan. Ini semestinya berlaku kerana entiti 'nation-state' memerlukan supaya semua sistem disatukan dan semua nilai di rasionalkan.

Perbincangan di sini bukan bertujuan untuk menyatakan bahawa nilai dan kepercayaan masyarakat Malaya pada masa itu adalah lebih baik, tetapi ingin memberi penjelasan kepada persoalan kenapa sehingga ke hari ini negara Malaysia masih dilanda masalah dan krisis.

Konsep moderniti sememangnya bermasalah. Ini yang menyumbang kepada krisis-krisis institusi-institusi di Malaysia pada hari ini. Tetapi ini bukan masalah paling besar. Yang lebih bermasalah lagi, disebabkan nilai dan 'system of thought' masyarakat dipadamkan dan digantikan dengan system of thought yang baru, yang bukan sahaja asing dan tidak dilahirkan daripada masyarakat itu sendiri, keseluruhan sistem politik, ekonomi dan social telah runtuh, bukan secara terus, tetapi secara beransur-ansur. Kesannya dapat dilihat 52 tahun kemudian selepas diberi kemerdekaan.

Tradisi tidak semestinya sesuatu yang mundur. Sekiranya kita dapat memahami tradisi sebagai sesuatu yang sentiasa berubah, sentiasa mengadaptasi dan merupakan manifestasi daripada inkuiri intellektual dan rohani masyarakat, kita tidak akan cepat mengeneralisasikan tradisi sebagai penghalang perkembangan masyarakat dan negara.

Rasional itu sendiri adalah hasil daripada 'the tradition of rationality'.


WARNING: Not for the faint-hearted - WHAT IS IT?

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 10:04 AM PDT

Last night, past midnight, I found the door of the bathroom unusually hard to close.

It was slightly out of alignment.

Mustering up enough strength, I lifted up the door a little and forced it to close.

'Hmm...strange...,' I thought to myself and suspected 'something' sandwiched.

I looked up to my left and saw a tiny tail sticking out.


WHAT IS IT?

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Busy day at the clinic

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:11 AM PDT

I was on clinic duty again today. I went to my office first in the morning, and only left the office at 9.30 am to head to the GH. This time I didn't bother to go a few rounds around the hospital to get a parking space. I just went one round, and ended up parking my car at a proper parking lot, within walking distance from the hospital, but still considered quite far for those with knee problems or the likes. Thank God I don't have such problems... yet...

As I got to the specialist clinic, I noticed most of the hospital staff were wearing masks. Alamak... I forgot my mask! I left them in my car! I was too lazy to walk all the way back to the car park, so I thought, whaddaheck, I will just make sure I use the hand sanitizer which I always carry in my handbag. Then I remembered, hey, I did have one mask in my handbag!

Well, anyway, after leaving my things in the counseling room, I immediately headed to the doctor's room, to inform SN that I was already there, and also to pass her some ole-ole I got for her from Bali recently.

Things started quite slowly at first, but once the cases started coming, we (my team-mates and I) hardly had enough time to talk about anything else. All the cases referred to us today were guys...

CASE #1

The first was Ravi, a young chap in his thirties... married, has an 11 year old daughter, and his wife is now pregnant with their second child. So, what made him go for the HIV test? You see, the wife knew about his previous affair with another woman, and when she found out she was pregnant, somehow she got worried that her husband may have been infected by that woman, and as a result, she too may have been infected as well. As such, she requested for the HIV test herself. She felt a whole lot better when the results came out negative. She told the husband to also go for blood tests initially, but when the time came to take the results, she got scared and told Ravi not to get the test results. Ravi still went, found out he was infected, but have yet to inform his wife. She's due to deliver soon, and he didn't want her to feel depressed. I'm not sure if he is ever going to tell his wife about it now that his wife is confirmed negative, but I reminded him to at least practice safe sex.

CASE #2

The second case referred to us today was Hasan. He is about my age, married, and has 4 children, the youngest is a 10 year old. Hasan had to undergo an operation at a private clinic to remove his appendix a few months back and it was during the full blood tests done before his op that they found out about his HIV infection. They broke the news to him the day before his scheduled operation. He was so frustrated, he felt like jumping off the 3rd floor of the hospital, where he was warded. Then his wife came and he broke the news to her. I must say Hasan is one lucky chap - his wife gave him the much needed support and encouragement to carry on with life. She was definitely his pillar of strength. She told him straight in the face, "Yang nak terjun dari tingkat 3 tu apa faedahnya? Kalau mati terus satu hal le jugak. Kalau tak mati tapi cedera teruk, tak ke lagi susah nak jaga?" Hehehe... clever wife.

Hasan does feel better now, knowing that his wife supports him, and after speaking to SN and us Buddies, he knows there are many other people out there just like him, who continue to lead a normal life. However, he has yet to reach the 100% redha stage... and still has the "if only I didn't do that" thoughts coming to his mind from time to time. Yes, he regretted all his wrong doings. He wasn't faithful to his wife, and yet when he got infected with HIV, his wife is still there for him. His wife, by the way, has been tested negative, alhamdulillah.

CASE #3

After Hasan left the room, my colleague went out to call the next person, Ramli. Ramli came in with a young lady - I thought his wife at first (he was wearing a mask, and he looked quite young behind the mask - hmm... I wonder if I looked young behind the mask too... haha!). Then the young lady introduced himself as his daughter. I looked at his file, and saw that he's 43. Well, still young, and with a grown up daughter, he must have got married at quite a young age. The daughter who came with him is his eldest daughter, and got married recently.

I then asked how he found out about his HIV infection, and almost choked when his daughter selamba-ly answered, "Sebenarnya masa ayah kawin nombor 4 baru-baru ni kena buat test HIV. Dari situlah dapat tau."

I hope behind my mask they didn't notice my terkejut beruk face. Whoa... in our contact report form which we have to fill up, there is one column for "Spouse's name". Duh, do I now have to change it to "Spouses Names"??

I asked if his family members, especially his wives all know about his HIV infection. Here goes...

Wife #1 (also mother to the daughter who accompanied Ramli): She knows, but has yet to go for testing. 4 children with this wife... all grown up and all know about his HIV.

Wife #2: Also 4 children with this wife, the youngest is 4. All the children are staying with him. I was quite concerned about the 4 year old, but I told them to just get the wife to go for testing, if she's negative, then no need to worry about the kids. The problem is, while the children are with him, the family doesn't know the whereabouts of the wife now. As such, they are unable to get her to go for testing.

Wife #3: No children. It is believed Ramli got HIV from this wife. The wife, a foreigner from a country north of Malaysia, was infected by her earlier husband, but did not inform Ramli about it. She just mentioned she had TB. And she died of TB. Habis cerita.

Wife #4: Of course she knows lah, it was during the mandatory pre-marital testing that Ramli found out he was HIV +ve. But she still married him anyway despite the HIV and the 3 earlier wives...

CASE #4

Three people came into the room when we called for Shamsudin: A young chap in his early thirties, and a couple in their sixties. As I figured, they were his parents.

It was the father who did more of the talking, insisting he already knew about the few things I mentioned, and insisting to know about the results of the latest blood test. I told him he should talk to the doctor about the blood test results, and that we Buddies were there more for the counseling session. The mother was more... well... motherly lah kan. She was the one who had been taking care of Shamsudin, making sure he took his medication (he was on pre-HAART) on time. When I asked how Shamsudin was at home, whether he felt depressed or anything like that, the father said no. "Takdelah, dia nampak okay je", said the father. The mother's answer was more acceptable... "Kadang-kadang elok je dia gurau dengan adik-beradik dia. Tapi kadang-kadang dia termenung." At this point, the father said, "Dia orang ni suka berahsia dengan saya." I'm not surprised...

Shamsudin himself didn't say a word. I was beginning to wonder if he could even speak! But I did suspect that he didn't feel comfortable pouring out his feelings in front of his parents, especially his father.

Finally at one point, when the father was still doing most of the talking, cutting me out whenever I said anything, Shamsudin blurted out, "Persatuan ni ada tak tempat tinggal untuk pesakit macam saya ni?"

Finally! He then started to open up, saying that he needs to see for himself HIV infected people who has succeeded in life. And he ended up crying. Gosh! He must have kept so much inside him. From what I saw, although his family did not shun him, and tried their best to give him all the encouragement (including his father), he probably felt inferior at home. He probably even felt as though he was a nuisance and a useless son no matter what his family told him.

Well, there are no shelter homes in Perak specifically for HIV cases, but since Shamsudin is an ex-IVDU, I intend to refer him to Perak's Persatuan Pengasih. They do have a home in Ipoh with all the much needed activities including motivational ceramahs, and they do accept HIV cases. His parents agreed that maybe he needed to stay with "those in the same boat" to boost his confidence.

I didn't have Pengasih's phone number with me off hand, but I promised Shamsudin and his parents I'd get the number for them.

CASE #5

Well, SN didn't really refer this case for counseling purpose. She just wanted to find out if we could help out Moorthy, who needs a place to stay. Moorthy wasn't even sent to the counseling room. He was unable to walk and was actually on a hospital bed which was pushed to the HIV clinic. So we had to go to the doctor's room to see him.

Now, helping Moorthy is not as simple as finding him a place to stay. Other than no longer in touch with any family members, Moorthy cannot fend for himself.

He had an accident some time ago, and all these while had been staying at the hospital ward in another town. He was brought to Ipoh GH for the HIV case and he is also scheduled for an operation in October. Operation? Both his legs will need to be amputated. Which means, whichever home he is sent to, will need to have people who will be able to take care of him as he will be dependent on others even to move around. The hospital had informed welfare department and officers from the welfare department came. But the moment they found out he had HIV, that was it. None of the gomen shelter homes seem to accept HIV cases, be it for children, for the elderly, or for OKU cases.

Sigh...


najib altantuya Hisham: Don't blame cow-head protesters - nizar nizar

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 09:09 AM PDT

They had no intention to invoke racial sentiments and, in fact, feel victimised, the home minister said after meeting them today.

Kudos to Hisham for defending the minority.

After all, the majority is not always right! ;)

Which party forms the majority of the government? ;)


Era Najib Altantuya : Dalang Kepala Lembu Didedah

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:41 AM PDT

Sekurang-kurangnya empat pemimpin Umno peringkat cawangan dan bahagian dikenalpasti mendalangi demonstrasi mengheret kepala lembu bagi membantah pemindahan sebuah kuil Hindu di Shah Alam, kata Ahli Parlimen kawasan itu Khalid Samad.

Khalid berkata penaja demostrasi itu ialah adik Ketua UMNO Bahagian Shah Alam, Datuk Ahmad Nawawi Datuk Mohd Zain. Seorang lagi yang dikenalpasti ialah Ketua UMNO Cawangan Seksyen 18, yang dikenali dengan nama Abang Mat. Selain itu Ketua Pemuda UMNO Selayang dan ketua Umno Cawangan Seksyen 16 Shah Alam turut mendalangi demostrasi itu pada Jumaat lalu, kata Khalid.

Khalid mendedahkan pihak yang mendalangi tunjuk perasaan berbau perkauman itu sebagai menyahut cabaran Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno Noh Omar yang menafikan pembabitan ahli UMNO. Noh adalah juga Menteri Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani serta Timbalan Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Selangor dan dilaporan merestui tunjuk perasaan yang boleh membakar sentimen kaum Melayu.

Khalid berkata demikian setelah mengadakan perjumpaan dengan Ketua Polis Shah Alam Penolong Pesuruhjaya Polis Noor Azam Jamaludin untuk membincangkan tindakan susulan polis terhadap tunjuk perasaan itu.

Setakat ini polis belum membuat sebarang tangkapan walaupun anggota polis hadir semasa konco-konco UMNO mengheret, memijak dan meludah kepala lembu di depan pintu masuk Bangunan Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri. Khalid memberitahu pmberita bahawa polis memaklumkan bahawa pihaknya telah selesai menjalankan siasatan dan kini menunggu arahan Pejabat Peguam Negara untuk tindakan lanjut.

Lembu adalah binatang suci dalam agama Hindu. Demostrasi yang didalangi pemimpin UMNO itu bertujuan menghasut orang Melayu membantah pemindahan kuil berkenaan dan sekali gus membenci kaum India.

Kuil itu berusia lebih 100 setahun. Kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat bercadang memindahkannya dari Seksyen 19 kerana ia terletak hanya 20 meter daripada kawasan perumahan. Tapak baru kuil yang dicadangkan di Seksyen 23 adalah dalam kawasan industri dan terletak lebih 200 meter daripada kawasan perumahan.

Pakatan Rakyat bertindak sebegitu kerana masalah kuil terlampau hampir dengan kawasan perumahan telah berlarutan sekian lama di bawah pemerintahan kerajaan negeri Umno-Barisan Nasional. Sayugia diingati, kedua-dua kawasan iaitu Seksyen 19 dan 23 adalah kawasan majoriti Melayu sebagai semua kawasan perumahan di Shah Alam. Bezanya ialah kuil di tapak yang dicadangkan Pakatan Rakyat adalah dalam kawasan industri dan lebih jauh daripada kawasan perumahan.

Khalid turut menyanggah fitnah yang ditaburkan oleh Umno, kononnya Selangor mempunyai 8 ribu kuil dalam satu lagi cubaan untuk membakar sentimen orang Melayu.

"Di Parlimen Shah Alam sahaja, terdapat 6 kuil berdaftar dan 8 buah kuil bakal didaftarkan. Menjadikan jumlahnya hanya 14 berbanding dengan 70 buah masjid dan surau di seluruh Parlimen Shah Alam. Ini adalah angka yang munasabah," kata Khalid.

Merujuk kepada laporan bahawa Menteri Dalam Negeri Hishamuddin Hussein akan berdialog dengan penduduk Seksyen 23, Khalid mencabar Menteri itu supaya menjemput beliau sekali kepada majlis itu bagi mendengar rungutan penduduk berkenaan.

"Kalau betul Hishamuddin bersikap berkecuali, saya akan tunggu untuk beliau menjemput saya hadir pada perjumpaan itu supaya pandangan semua pihak boleh didengar dan diambil kira," kata Khalid.

Khalid melahirkan rasa kesalnya dengan tindakan Hishamuddin bersimpati dengan penunjuk perasaan mengheret, memijak dan meludah kepala lembu tempoh hari. Beliau berkata Menteri itu seolah-olah mengiyakan tindakan mencerca agama lain untuk tujuan politik. -TVA




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Era Najib Altantuya : Polis Bertindak Liar, Sidang DUN Perak Belansung Di Hotel

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:31 AM PDT

Polis sekali lagi bertindak liar menahan tiga Adun Pakatan Rakyat dan mencederakan seorang daripada mereka dalam kegelojohan untuk menghalang Sesi Kedua Sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri Perak di Ipoh pagi tadi.

Turut ditangkap dan dipukul seorang wartawan dan tiga orang awam.

Meskipun menggunakan kekerasan, polis gagal menghalang sidang DUN itu. Ia tetap diadakan walaupun bukan di bawah pokok demokrasi seperti Mac lalu. Kali ini sidang diadakan di sebuah hotel kira-kira lima kilometer dari Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan yang menempatkan DUN.

Dalam keghairahan polis menghalang sidang DUN itu, Adun Malim Nawar Keshvinder Singh dipukul di kepala sebelum ditahan bersama dua Adun lain dan seorang jurufoto akhbar Nanyang Siang Pau berhampiran Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Dua Adun lain yang ditahan ialah Datuk Ngah Koo Ham (Setiawan) dan Chan Ming Khai (Simpang Pulai) manakala wartawan yang disasarkan polis ialah dari akhbar Nanyang Siang Pau. Turut ditahan tiga orang awam.

Keshvinder kini terpaksa menerima rawatan kecemasan di hospital.

Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin dari Pakatan Rakyat berkata polis menghalang sidang DUN itu tanpa mengeluarkan warta yang sah sepertimana termaktub dalam undang-undang.

Nizar berkata tindakan polis itu salah dan melanggari undang-undang serta prinsip keadilan.

Nizar berkata Speaker DUN, Sivakumar telah mengeluarkan Surat Pekeliling kepada semua ADUN untuk menghadirkan diri pada sidang DUN hari in, selaras dengan peruntukan undang-undang tubuh negeri.

Walaubagaimanapun, polis, dipercayai atas arahan Umno-BN, bertindak mengadakan sekatan jalan bagi menghalang 28 ADUN Pakatan Rakyat dan Speaker berarak ke Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan untuk bersidang.

Pergelutan berlaku antara ADUN dan pihak polis sebelum polis bersenjatakan pistol mengheret dan menangkap tiga ADUN dan wartawan terbabit.

Nizar berkata Pakatan Rakyat tidak memusuhi polis tetapi hanya menolak taktik Umno-Barisan Nasional untuk menafikan hak rakyat atas keperluan mengadakan sidang DUN itu mengikut keperluan Perlembagaan Negeri.

"Kami meminta polis membenarkan kami berarak ke Bangunan Perak bagi menjalankan tugas kami sebagai wakil rakyat. Jadi kami minta polis turut bekerjasama dengan kami kerana kami adalah dipilih oleh rakyat," katanya ketika sedang mencuba untuk berarak lebih dekat ke Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Polis bagaimanapun enggan memberi kerjasama dan sebaliknya mengeluarkan perintah melarang sesiapa daripada berada dalam linkungan 30 meter dari pagar Bangunan Perak Darukl Ridzuan.

Sekumpulan penyokong Umno berpakaian serba kuning kemudian berhimpun di sebalik barisan polis. Dengan perlindungan polis, mereka melaungkan slogan pro-istana dan anti Pakatan Rakyat.

Polis seterusnya mengeluarkan arahan untuk menangkap siapa sahaja yang berkeras berarak ke Bangunan Perak Darul Ridzuan.

Melihat keghairahan polis untuk bertindak kasar ke atas ADUN Pakatan Rakyat, kerajaan pimpinan Nizar mengambil keputusan untuk mengadakan sidang itu di Hotel Heritage yang berhampiran.

Di hotel berkenaan, sidang dewan itu meluluskan beberapa usul termasuk menyarankan hukuman penjara enam bulan dan denda RM500,000 terhadap :

1. Speaker BN Datuk R Ganesan, yang bukan seorang ADUN, yang masuk ke dewan DUN tanpa kebenaran speaker dan enggan keluar sewaktu sidang 7 Mei lalu, apabila diperintah berbuat demikian oleh speaker (Sivakumar).

2. (Bekas timbalan speaker) Hee Yit Fong, yang keluar DAP dan didakwa menyalahguna kuasa-kuasa speaker, dan mempengerusikan sidang DUN (pada 7 Mei) dan menjalankan pengundian yang memilih Ganesan sebagai speaker. -TVA




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Era Najib Altantuya : Zunar Nafi Tuduhan KDN

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:08 AM PDT

Saya menafikan sekeras-kerasnya tuduhan KDN

1. Merujuk Berita Malaysiakini bertarikh 29 Ogos yang memetik kenyataan Ketua Komunikasi Korporat KDN Jamilah Taib bahawa Sepakat Efektif Sdn Bhd, iaitu syarikat milik saya akan didakwa kerana menerbitkan sebuah penerbitan tanpa permit penerbitan.

Menurut beliau, Sepakat Efektif didakwa di bawah Seksyen 5(2)(b) Akta Mesin Cetak 1984 kerana mengedarkan majalah yang tiada permit... Jika disabitkan kesalahan boleh dipenjara tidak lebih daripada tiga tahun atau denda tidak melebihi RM20,000 atau kedua-duanya sekali.--- Laporan itu dipetik

Kenyataan itu merujuk kepada penerbitan sebuah majalah kartun berjudul Gedung Kartun.

2. Sebagai rekod, sebelum majalah ini diterbitkan, saya telah membuat permohonan pada 30 Jun kepada KDN untuk mendapatkan permit dan telah mematuhi semua peraturan yang disyaratkan.

Pada 3 Ogos, syarikat kami telah menghubungi pegawai KDN dan dimaklumkan permit telah lulus dan beliau meminta untuk mengambil surat penerbitan pada 14 Ogos. Pada 14 Ogos, kami pergi ke KDN untuk mengambil surat, walau bagaimana pun dimaklumkan surat belum siap.

Sehubungan itu, saya telah meminta agar nombor permit itu diberi terlebih dahulu supaya kami dapat menjalankan kerja-kerja produksi, dengan anggapan bahawa apabila majalah ini dicetak dan diedarkan sepuluh hari selepas itu, sudah pasti surat rasmi permit itu akan tiba. Dan nombor itu telah diberi oleh pegawai KDN.

Dengan itu saya menafikan sekeras-kerasnya bahawa Gedung Kartun diterbitkan dengan menggunakan permit palsu. Malahan KDN telah membuat tuduhan serius yang membawa implikasi bahawa permit bernombor PP8541/08/2010(0282145) ISSN 1688-5398 adalah rekayasa saya?

3. Saya tidak faham kenapa surat rasmi mengenai kelulusan permit Gedung Kartun sampai sekarang belum dikeluarkan oleh pihak KDN, sebaliknya mereka melakukan rampasan dan mahu mendakwa saya ke mahkamah. Bukanlah lebih baik dikeluarkan surat kepada saya dan semua masalah selesai?

4. Kerana permit penerbitan diluluskan menteri, saya akan menulis surat untuk bertemu sendiri dengan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Dato' Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein untuk mendapatkan penjelasan apakah benar beliau tidak pernah pada atau sebelum 14 Ogos
meluluskan permit dengan nombor PP8541/08/2010(0282145) ISSN 1688-5398 untuk majalah Gedung Kartun?

5. Saya juga ingin bertanya, kenapa memperolehi permit penerbitan menjadi semakin sukar? Apakah ini yang dimaksudkan oleh Perdana Menteri bahawa media akan lebih bebas di bawah pemerintahannya? Apakah dibawah 1Malaysia, hak berkarya dan suara kartunis akan lebih dicengkam?

6. Jika melukis kartun boleh dipenjara tiga tahun, bayangkan bentuk kebebasan media dan kebebasan bersuara di negara kita.

7. Saya juga mendesak supaya akta lapuk, Akta Mesin Cetak 1948 dihapuskan.

Zunar
(Political cartoonist, Gedung Kartun Editor
1 September 2009


Era Najib Altantuya : MB Haram Yang Syok Sendiri

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:54 AM PDT

Menteri Besar Haram bagi kerajaan negeri Perak hari ini dibidas kerana menuduh tindakan ADUN Pakatan Rakyat mengadakan "Sidang DUN" hari ini bertujuan mengelirukan dan mewujudkan suasana kurang senang di kalangan rakyat.

"Mereka membuat undang-undang sendiri dan menjalankannya sendiri... mereka ini sebenarnya syok sendiri, langsung tidak menghormati sistem demokrasi yang menjadi teras negara ini.

Apa yang sebenarnya berlaku ialah UMNO BN Peraklah yang sebenarnya syok sendiri dan tidak menghormati sistem demokrasi yang menjadi teras negara ini.

Kamulah Zambry yang syok sendiri sebagai MB haram yang tidak diperkenankan oleh rakyat Perak. Jika kamu merasakan rakyat Perak menerima kamu sebagai MB, jom ayuh kita bertemu dengan rakyat di dalam pilihanraya untuk melihat samada parti kamu UMNO BN mampu untuk mendapat mandat semula untuk memerintah Perak.

Kerajaan Perak yang dipimpin oleh Zambry sebenarnya adalah sebuah kerajaan yang haram, yang tidak ditegakkan melalui lunas demokrasi tetapi melalui rampasan kuasa paling jelek berlaku yang tidak menghormati suara rakyat.

Dan apabila diseru untuk membubarkan dewan undangan negeri agar kedaulatan rakyat dipulih dan dihormati, UMNO BN Perak menjadi kecut, takut dan kalut kerana mengetahui rakyat akan menghukumkan UMNO BN Perak ke lembah kekalahan dan kehinaan.

Justeru itu pandanglah wajahmu di cermin Zambry, esok lusa kamu akan tetap dihukum oleh rakyat Perak.


THE SCORPENE – HERE WE COME.

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 08:09 AM PDT

With the arrival of the countrys' first Scorpene submarine tomorrow September 3, 2009 at Port Klang, the Royal Malaysian Navy has now entered into a new dimension in maritime warfare. Being a maritime nation, the acquisition of the submarine though late, will heightened the defence posture of the navy of our territorial waters and beyond. This added dimension in naval warfare capabilities will not only influence the teachings at our naval institutions, but more significantly influence joint warfare studies at all Armed Forces institutions, where in the past submarine warfare particularly at the Armed Forces Staff College and the Defence College was purely academic and is of lesser importance.

The first submarine named after the nation's first Prime Minister Tengku Abdul Rahman was jointly built by DCNS of France and Navantia of Spain. The second submarine expected to arrive in March next year is named after the second Prime Minister Tun Razak. The construction of both the submarines began in 2002 at a cost of a whooping RM 3.4 billion, that became a contentious issue by the opposition during the March 8, 2008 General Elections. Both the submarines will eventually be located at its new ultra modern base at Sepanggar Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Here I wish to congratulate Cdr Zulhelmy Ithnain and his crew of 35 submariners for being the first group of submariners to form the RMN's submarine fleet, and this will be documented in the annals of the RMN; to be fondly remembered by the future generation of officers and men of the RMN.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Merit comes from making right choices - Marina M

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 07:04 AM PDT

*i think this is a nice piece by Marina. go. have a read :) trust me*

By Marina Mahathir (The Star)

Living the faith is not just about avoiding what is prohibited, but more so about doing the right things where morals and ethics are concerned.

IN this month of Ramadan, one naturally focuses on questions of faith. And indeed, with several controversies in the papers, we can't escape it at all. Every day our lives seem to be increasingly circumscribed until the question of choice in our lives becomes irrelevant.

There are some people in our midst who seem to think that the only way to fulfill our religious obligations is by removing any sort of temptation or challenge in our paths.

Since we are prohibited from drinking, the answer is therefore to remove any form of alcohol from our sight so that we may never have the opportunity to be tempted by it.

Or, to disallow young Muslims to attend events sponsored by alcoholic beverage companies.

The assumption is that by the mere presence of liquor, we would abandon all inhibitions and imbibe.

This suggests two things. One is that the religious education of the young must be so inadequate that they feel totally uninhibited when faced with what they should know is prohibited.

Secondly, our faith is essentially a weak one since it can never restrain us from breaking rules.

There are other faiths that have food prohibitions as well. Many Hindus and Buddhists don't eat beef. There are people who take no meat at all.

Yet, living in a world of carnivores, where the beef burger is ubiquitous and most people are oblivious of others' dietary restrictions, they stick to their diets throughout their lives. Do they have stronger faith than Muslims?

I'm trying to imagine a world where our faith is supposedly secured by having absolutely no temptations or challenges at all.

We can ban every form of alcohol (including medicinal ones), we can cull every single pig in the land, but does that mean we will be able to float about blissfully certain that we now have a place in heaven?

In countries where alcohol is completely prohibited, an underground system invariably springs up and people drink much more, perhaps because it is illicit.

People who are used to ham made from turkey meat and bacon from beef tend to assume, when they travel to other countries, that all the bacon and ham there are also made from the same meats.

Children who have never seen pigs gush over the cuteness of those little pink animals with the funny snouts.

But faith is about more than just prohibited drinks and foods. It is also about morals and ethics. Every day we are faced with choices that challenge our sense of morality.

Do we pay a little extra to the officer in order to expedite our applications? Do we beat the red light, thus endangering other people, just because we are a little late? Do we keep quiet about a mistake we made and let others take the blame?

It is our faith that is going to provide us the answers to these questions. And sometimes these questions can be difficult to answer. Does that mean therefore that we should just get rid of them so that our faith need never be tested?

It would be nice to get rid of corruption completely so that we never have to deal with it. But do we hear of anyone calling for a ban on it? Or mobilising religious officials to catch anyone giving or receiving a bribe?

If our faith directs our way of life, then ethical and moral questions should dog us every day. How is it that those calling for people who drink to be whipped have nothing to say about people who neglect to repay loans? Or who leave their children in destitution?

How is it that the voices that bay for rock concerts to be banned are not just as outraged by the existence of the homeless and the hungry?

Faith, as someone said, needs to be exercised regularly. Otherwise it gets flabby. In what way can it be exercised if we think that living in a religious utopia is what we should aim for?

Is it better for our faith to be exercised by the trivial rather than the big moral questions of poverty, illiteracy and violence?

God said in the Quran, "if it had been His will, He could indeed have guided you all". (6:149)

We could all be perfectly good if He had so willed it. But we are given choices because that is how we earn our merits. We have the opportunity to think about what we should do and then decide.

In that way we have the chance to think about what ethics we want to apply in our lives. Take away that choice and we never have to think about morals and ethics. What sort of human beings would we be then?


Era Najib Altantuya : SPR Beri Alasan Kartun - Mahfuz

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 06:53 AM PDT

Tindakan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) mengumumkan tiada kekosongan bagi kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Kota Seputeh akan menjadi bahan gelak ketawa dunia sekaligus menjadikan Umno kalah kali ke lapan walaupun tiada pilihan raya kecil diadakan bagi kerusi tersebut, kata Naib Presiden PAS, Datuk Mahfuz Omar.

"Walaupun tanpa pilihan raya, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) menang kali kelapan setelah menang 7-0 ke atas Umno dan Barisan Nasional (BN) dalam semua pilihan raya kecil selepas pilihan raya umum 8 Mac tahun lalu," kata beliau, demikian lapor harakahdaily.

Keputusan SPR itu, katanya, membuktikan dengan jelas bahawa Umno tidak bersedia menghadapi menghadapi rakyat di dalam pilihan raya.

"Umno amat jelas dilanda ketakutan setelah kalah 7-0.

"Ia semakin menggeletar menghadapi rakyat ketika tsunami revolusi pilihan raya di Jepun yang menyaksikan kemenangan Parti Demokratik Jepun (DPJ) menyingkirkan pemerintahan Parti Liberal Demokratik (LDP) sejak Perang Dunia Kedua," kata Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena itu.

Tindakan mengelakkan pilihan raya kecil di Kota Siputeh itu juga mencatat sejarah yang memperlihatkan SPR terpaksa memberikan alasan yang akan menjadi bahan tertawa dunia, katanya.

"Alasan SPR itu pasti akan menjadi bahan ketawa dunia. Alasan kartun.

"Selepas ini para kartunis bolehlah mencipta watak kartun ala Upin dan Ipin di mana Umno dan SPR menjadi watak utamanya.

"Amat malang bagi demokrasi negara ini apabila SPR menjadi watak kartun untuk menemani Umno yang menggeletar ketakutan untuk menghadapi pilihan raya dan kuasa rakyat," katanya.

Mahfuz menyifatkan SPR sengaja mencari-cari alasan apabila mendakwa bahawa Datuk Abu Hassan Sarif masih kekal sebagai ADUN Kota Siputeh kerana beliau tidak menghadiri dua mesyuarat berturut-turut di dalam dua penggal yang berbeza dan bukan dua mesyuarat di dalam satu penggal yang sama.

"Peruntukan mengenai perkara itu tidak langsung memberikan kefahaman bahawa seseorang ADUN hilang jawatannya jika tidak menghadiri dua mesyuarat berturut-turut di dalam satu penggal yang sama," kata beliau.

Seksyen 51 Perlembagaan Negeri memperuntukkan mana-mana anggota DUN yang tidak hadir sidang Dewan dua kali berturut-turut hilang keanggotaannya dan hendaklah mengosongkan kerusi yang disandang.

Sepatutnya, kata beliau, Umno yang mencabar keputusan Speaker yang mengisytiharkan kekosongan kerusi tersebut dan bukannya SPR pula yang menjadi mahkamah yang mentafsir dan membuat keputusan sebelah pihak.

Mengenai surat cuti sakit ADUN Kota Seputeh yang diterima oleh SPR, Mahfuz mempersoalkan keengganan SPR menyiasat surat cuti sakit itu.

"Adakah ADUN tersebut mendapat surat cuti sakit? Sedangkan, akhbar Sinar Harian edisi tempatan melaporkan beliau menghadiri satu majlis pada tarikh yang dimaksudkan itu," beliau mempersoalkan.

Mahfuz mempersoalkan mengapa SPR tidak mengambilkira persetujuan Speaker untuk membolehkan seseorang ADUN tidak menghadiri sidang DUN.

"Kalaupun ada surat cuti sakit, seseorang ADUN mesti menyerahkan surat itu kepada Speaker dan Speaker pula mesti memberi persetujuan untuk membolehkan ADUN berkenaan tidak menghadiri sidang DUN," katanya.

Sebelum ini Speaker DUN Kedah, Datuk Dr Abdul Isa Ismail telah menghantar surat kepada SPR berhubung kedudukan Abu Hassan dari Umno yang hilang keanggotaannya di dalam dewan itu.

Surat Dr Abdul Isa itu memaklumkan bahawa Abu Hassan hilang keanggotaan setelah dua kali gagal menghadiri sidang DUN pada 19 April dan 9 Ogos lalu.

Abu Hassan, ketua Umno bahagian Jerlun menyandang kerusi DUN Kota Seputeh selama empat penggal berturut-turut.




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Era Najib Altantuya : Demonstran Kepala Lembu Akan Didakwa

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 06:43 AM PDT

Penduduk Seksyen 23 Shah Alam – yang mengarakkan kepala lembu sebagai bantahan isu pemindahan kuil Hindu – akan duduk semeja dengan gabungan terbesar penganut agama itu Malaysia Hindu Sangam bagi menyelesaikan isu berkenaan.

Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein berkata, pertemuan petang esok itu diharapkan dapat membuka jalan penyelesaian kepada kedua-dua pihak.

Bercakap dalam sidang media selepas dikunjungi 10 wakil penduduk seksyen tersebut dan wakil NGO Melayu, Hishammuddin berjanji akan memantau perkembangan isu itu dan bersedia menjadi orang tengah bagi menjernihkan keadaan.

"Kita akan pantau. kalau mereka hendak saya jadi orang tengah, saya akan jadi orang tengah. Memang itu tanggungjawab saya. Tetapi cara mereka laporkan (kepada saya) tadi, mereka boleh selesaikannya sendiri," katanya.

Tambahnya, pertemuan ini perbincangan susulan selepas yang pertama, kelmarin.

Rombongan yang diketuai pengerusi jawatankuasa bertindak membantah pembinaan kuil itu, Mahyuddin Manaf bertemu Hishammuddin bagi membincangkan penyelesaian kes kontroversi pemindahan kuil Sri Mariaman ke seksyen tersebut dari Seksyen 19.

Rombongan itu turut menjelaskan situasi sebenar yang berlaku dalam demonstrasi di depan bangunan setiausaha kerajaan negeri Selangor di Shah Alam, Jumaat lalu, yang dipertikaikan banyak pihak.

Dalam pertemuan tersebut, tambah Hishammuddin, beliau dimaklumkan bahawa penganjur hanya ingin menyalurkan perasaan tidak puas hati mereka sahaja dan bukan bertujuan membangkitkan kegelisahan antara kaum.

Ditanya sama ada kumpulan tersebut akan dikecualikan daripada tindakan undang-undang, menteri dalam negeri berkata: "Tiada seorang pun mengatasi undang-undang".

Penduduk yang terlibat akan disiasat melalui proses yang sama kerana terdapat laporan polis dibuat, tambahnya.

Menafikan polis lambat bertindak menyuraikan perhimpunan minggu lalu, Hishammuddin meminta semua pihak belajar daripada insiden itu kerana tindakan seumpamanya bukan kali pertama berlaku.

"Dan ada satu insiden, kes kepala babi digunakan pihak yang tidak bertanggungjawab, termasuk meninggalkannya di depan bangunan Umno, dibalut dengan bendera Umno.

"Saya hendak tekankan, jangan main-main dengan isu kaum, agama. Ia isu pokok," katanya.

Sementara itu, Bernama melaporkan, Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Musa Hassan berkata polis telah mengenal pasti dalang di sebalik demonstrasi berkenaan.

Polis telah mengambil 60 keterangan dalam tempoh tiga hari bagi
mengenal pasti mereka yang terbabit dalam demontrasi yang mencetuskan kontroversi itu.

"Kita tunggulah untuk hadapkan mereka ke mahkamah," katanya.

Mengenai dakwaan pembangkang kononnya polis tidak serius menangani isu tersebut, Musa berkata ia adalah satu dakwaan tidak berasas. -malaysiakini




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See? I Told ya...

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 05:46 AM PDT

In the previous posting on the cow head racist protest against a Hindu temple, I mentioned that these UMNO haters will be protected by law. Needless to say, this is just another UMNO-hate-campaign which is aiming at creating racial tension among Malaysians; and as predicted, they will be able to get away with it, with the backing from UMNO ministers.

Hishamuddin defended the cow head protestors today, and even reasoned out why they are innocent. He wondefully twisted the truth around by saying that "the publicity they received was negative because it was linked with racial and religious sentiments."

Well, does that really mean that they did not hurt the Hindus and other Malaysians?

There is a reason why UMNO is being branded as a racist party, simply because they're above the law and is continuingly planting the seeds of hatred among the rakyats. What we the ordinary Malaysians need is a sound mind and a pair of eyes to distinguish between the right and wrong.

These incidents, including what has happened in Perak this morning should not be an obstacle to strengthen national unity among the rakyats and at the same time, we should stick together as Malaysians, regardless of race and religion to reject racism and UMNO.

We can achieve much more as Malaysians without the existence of UMNO and their cronies in Barisan Nasional.





News report taken from The Malaysian Insider

Hisham defends cow-head protestors



By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

PUTRAJAYA, Sept 2 – The Home Minister today defended and justified last Friday's cow-head demonstration after meeting with Malay-Muslim representatives of Shah Alam's Section 23 at his office here today.


Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein pointed out that the residents felt victimized and had no intention to stir racial emotion.


"They are not getting off scot-free. They felt victimised and feel that there is another valid explanation on their part. There was no intention on their part to cause racial divide. They, the organisers, who are sitting left and right of me, didn't even know that somebody was going to bring the head of the cow during that demonstration." he said.


He added that the residents only wanted their voices to be heard but it was unfortunate that "the publicity they received was negative because it was linked with racial and religious sentiments."


A group, claiming to be Muslim residents of Section 23 in Shah Alam, the new site of a Hindu temple, held a demonstration outside the Selangor state secretariat last Friday, dragging a severed cow-head, an animal sacred in Hinduism, which they stomped on and spat at under the gaze of the riot police.


The act was carried out by a group of 50 protestors who oppose the relocation of the Sri Mahamariamman Temple to Section 23 from Section 19, claiming the area is mainly occupied by Malay-Muslims.


The 150-year-old temple was built on a plantation which over the years was developed into housing estates by the Selangor Development Corporation (PKNS). No provisions were made to relocate the temple, which is now in the middle of a Muslim majority area.


Hishammuddin told reporters that the police allowed the demonstrators to proceed because the numbers of protestors were small.


"They said that they were very conscious and all that they wanted to do was to voice their unhappiness about the willingness of the state government to listen to their requests. I was told that even the Hindus there are not so passionate that it is built there (section 23)," he said.


Hishammuddin refuted claims that the protest was organised by Umno and said that the location allocated by the state government is not suitable because Section 23 is predominantly Malay.


However, a check last week showed the neighbourhood was multi-racial, with Indians making up more than a quarter of those who live there.


"If I wanted to use the issue to create chaos in Selangor, I can but we didn't take such actions," Hishammuddin said.


He tried to play down the cow-head incident by pointing out that there were previous incidents where a pig-head was used.


"I have it in my records to show there were cases where a pig-head was used by irresponsible parties including leaving the head in front of an Umno building covered by an Umno flag," he said, but offered no details of such an act.


The Umno vice-president warned irresponsible parties not to provoke racial sentiments because it goes against the concept of 1 Malaysia.


Hishammuddin told reporters that the residents had met with Hindu Sangam two days ago and both parties will be releasing a media statement tomorrow.


"If it can be resolved quickly and can be done with both sides understanding each other ... why would we want to penalise anybody?" he said, suggesting he was not in favour of legal action to be taken against any of the protestors.



C Guevara


Era Najib Altantuya : Dialog Pindaan Kuil Pada 5 Sept Di MBSA

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 03:59 AM PDT

Kerajaan Selangor akan mengadakan Dialog Awam pada 5 September ini di dewan Bankuet Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) berhubung isu pemindahan kuil dari Seksyen 19 ke Seksyen 23 Shah Alam.

Exco Hal Ehwal Wanita, Sains Teknologi dan Inovasi, Rodziah Ismail bagaimanapun berkata, ia akan diadakan secara berperingkat-peringkat dan berkumpulan.

Katanya, ia bagi menyelesaikan masalah dan menjelaskan situasi sebenar dan mendengar pandangan serta pendapat penduduk seksyen 23 berhubung isu berkenaan.

"Kita akan buat dialog berkumpulan, pada 5 hb ini, akan jumpa penduduk Seksyen 23 sahaja, selepas itu akan panggil dialog kedua bersama leaders community, kita akan panggil ahli majlis, adun, MPS, ketua-ketua penduduk sekitar Shah Alam, orang-orang besar daerah, ketiga kita akan buat dialog dengan NGO dan media tambah lagi dialog-dialog yang lain.

"Kita nak tunjukkan takde apa nak sorokkan, kita jelas, boleh datang, mereka dialu-alukan," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian pada sidang media selepas Mesyuarat Mingguan Exco di Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, hari ini.

Menurut Rodziah, dialog pertama yang akan diadakan ini adalah khusus bagi penduduk Seksyen 23 adalah kerana mahu ia lebih jelas serta penduduk dapat bersemuka secara lebih dekat.

Di samping itu, kerajaan negeri Selangor turut akan menghantar surat kepada menteri di kerajaan persekutuan yang terbabit dalam isu ini bagi memberi penjelasan berhubung perkara sebenar dan menunjukkan ketelusan kerajaan Selangor Pakatan Rakyat dalam membuat keputusan.

"Kita juga akan menghantar surat kepada pihak menteri yang telah ada interest atau bercakap dlam isu ini iaitu kepada Datuk Hishamuddin, Datuk Noh Omar dan juga kepada MP Ibrahim Ali, beri surat penjelasan apa yang berlaku dan situasi pada ketika ini kita buat dialog dan hantar surat," katanya.

Sementara itu, Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim berkata, pemindahan kuil tersebut tetap akan dilakukan, bagaimanapun keputusan akan dibuat selepas dialog awam diadakan.

Katanya, masalah kuil ini telah timbul sejak pemerintahan Barisan Nasional dan kini kerajaan negeri Selangor di bawah pimpinan Pakatan Rakyat cuba menyelesaikannya dengan cara yang baik.

Nak memindahkan ini sudah 20 tahun, tapi cakap tak serupa bikin, tak tahu mana nak pindahkan, jadi oleh sebab itulah kerajaan negeri sekarang mengambil keputusan mencari tempat untuk memindahkan, melihat persekitaran shah alam.

"Dulu mereka dah janji, tapi tak laksanakan, jadi saya datang dan cari jalan untuk pindah dan saya akan terangkan mengapa keputusan pemindahan itu kita lakukan beserta dengan kajian bagaimana kita lakukan, bukan suka-suka nak pindahkan," katanya.




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Era Najib Altantuya : Polis Enggan Beri Keterangan Bertulis (updated)

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 04:07 AM PDT

Polis masih enggan memberi keterangan bertulis kepada inkuiri Suhakam yang menyiasat pencabulan hak asasi lima peguam pada Mei lalu.

Keenggan polis itu memaksa inkuiri Suhakam ditangguhkan kepada 11 September bagi membolehkan panel Suhakam mengambil tindakan lanjut.

Wakil polis Penguasa R. Munusamy menegaskan polis tidak perlu memberi kenyataan bertulis kerana akta Suhakam tidak memperuntukkan keperluan itu.

"Ia bukan bertujuan untuk melambat-lambatkan prosiding inkuiri, ini merupakan pertama kali mereka diminta memberi keterangan bertulis untuk inkuiri dan disebabkan itu mereka enggan. Tiada seksyen yang jelas mengatakan Suhakam boleh mengambil kenyataan bertulis daripada saksi.

"Adakah mana-mana peruntukan di bawah akta Suhakam 1999 yang menyatakan suruhanjaya atau pegawainya untuk merekod kenyataan daripada saksi? Adakah mana-mana peruntukan di bawah akta berkenaan mengatakan saksi perlu mengesahkan kenyataannya?," katanya ketika mengemukakan hujahan.

Keengganan polis memberikan kenyataan bertulis mengejutkan Suhakam dan pihak terbabit kerana polis hanya memaklumkan pendirian itu selepas inkuiri berlangsung sekian lama.

Inkuiri itu diadakan selepas lima peguam berkenaan ditahan oleh polis semata-mata kerana cuba membebaskan anak guaman mereka yang ditahan di Balai Brickfields kerana menyertai perhimpunan menyalakan lilin bersabit krisis politik di Perak.

Kejadian itu dilihat sebagai kali pertama polis menghalang peguam daripada menjalankan tanggungjawab mereka.

Wakil kepada lima peguam itu, M. Puravalen berkata, mengikut seksyen 14 (1) Suruhanjaya mempunyai kuasa untuk mendapat dan menerima kesemua bukti, bertulis atau percakapan, dan untuk memeriksa kesemua saksi yang dirasakan perlu oleh suruhanjaya.

"Sekyen 14(1)(c) Suhakam mempunyai kuasa untuk memanggil mana-mana orang yang bermastautin di Malaysia supaya menghadiri mana-mana mesyuarat Suruhanjaya bagi memberikan keterangan atau mengemukakan apa-apa dokumen atau benda lain yang ada dalam miliknya, dana atau memeriksa orang itu sebagai saksi atau mengkehendaki mengemukakan apa-apa dokumen atau benda lain yang ada di dalam miliknya," katanya.

Sementara itu, wakil Majlis Peguam Andrew Khoo berkata keterangan bertulis akan membolehkan Suhakam menilai sama ada saksi berkenaan perlu untuk hadir pada inkuiri.

Munusamy bagaimanapun membayangkan bahawa saksi polis tidak mahu terikat kepada kenyataan bertulis kerana khuatir ia akan digunakan pada perbicaraan di mahkamah.

Munusamy mengambil pendirian itu walaupun Pesuruhjaya Suhakam Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria berkata kenyataan bertulis kepada badan itu tidak akan digunakan untuk sebarang tindakan mahkamah.

"Mungkin ini adalah salah faham polis dengan akta Suhakam. Sebarang kenyataan semasa inkuiri tidak boleh digunakan dalam perbicaraan mahkamah sivil ataupun jenayah," katanya.

Pesuruhjaya, Datuk Muhammad Shafee menetapkan 11 September bagi menetapkan sama ada polis perlu memberi keterangan bertulis kepada Suhakam.



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Era Najib Altantuya : Jurufoto Dikasari Bukti Polis Perak Gila

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 03:29 AM PDT

Kesatuan Kebangsaan Wartawan Malaysia (NUJ) kesal dengan tindakan polis yang didakwa memukul jurugambar akhbar Nanyang Siang Pau, Stanley Tan, sewaktu menangkapnya pagi tadi.

Stanley ditugaskan untuk membuat liputan usaha ADUN Pakatan Rakyat untuk masuk ke bangunan Sekretariat Kerajaan Negeri (SUK) Perak, untuk mengadakan sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN).

Dalam satu kenyataan hari ini, majlis eksekutif NUJ berkata Stanley hanya menjalankan tugas profesionalnya sebagai seorang jurugambar.

"Anggota polis yang dikatakan memukul Stanley Tan harus tahu bahawa jurugambar itu memakai kad pengenalan media," kata Presiden NUJ, Norila Daud.

Katanya, tindakan kekerasan oleh anggota polis yang menangkap Stanley "mencerminkan dia tidak langsung menghormati undang-undang".

"NUJ juga tahu bahawa pihak polis berada di situ untuk menjaga undang-undang, tetapi jurugambar itu bukan sebahagian daripada pihak yang mencetuskan masalah di situ," tambahnya.

Sehubungan itu, katanya, NUJ menggesa pihak polis supaya tidak melakukan kekerasan ketika menjalankan tugas mereka, terutama apabila pihak media juga perlu menjalankan tugas mereka.

Stanley adalah antara tujuh orang yang ditangkap polis pagi tadi.

Tiga daripada mereka adalah ADUN Pakatan Rakyat - Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham (Setiawan), Keshvinder Singh (Malim Nawar) dan Chang Ming Kai (Simpang Pulai). Tiga lagi yang itangkap ialah orang awam. -malaysiakini


Next exam : CSCP

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 12:45 AM PDT

I just passed my SAP ABAP certification examination... so now I was so eager to pursue another examination which i have postponed since June 2008. When is the exam? December 2009. Three months from now. I would need to start my studies immediately since there are 4 very thick material to cover. Will need to answer 120 questions in 3 hours if i'm not mistaken which covered the whole Supply Chain (End-to-End).

What is CSCP? CSCP stands for Certified Supply Chain Professional. A truly end-to-end view of the supply chain. From manufacturing to service, in business and consumer markets, the increasingly important role of effective supply chain management affects all organizations. 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to get this certification so i could move up the value chain ... and have better paid job... 

SAP + CSCP = Good Pay? 

how i wish... blek~  TZ need to stay now... Study again eh~

Study starts : September 03rd 2009
Exam date : December 12th 2009


Era Najib ALtantuya : Nasib Badrul Ditentukan Lepas Raya

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 03:12 AM PDT

Kedudukan Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Pelabuhan Klang Badrul Hisham Abdullah daripada Parti Keadilan Rakyat akan diketahui selepas hari raya nanti, kata Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, lapor Bernama.

Beliau berkata Badrul Hisham telah diberikan surat tunjuk sebab dan perlu menjawabnya dalam tempoh 14 hari mengenai ketidakupayaan beliau menjalankan tugas sebagai Adun dengan berkesan.

Bagaimanapun Abdul Khalid enggan menjawab ketika ditanya sama ada Badrul Hisham akan dikenakan tindakan disiplin atau kerusi yang disandangnya itu akan dikosongkan.

"Keputusan akan dibuat selepas mengambil kira perbincangan yang diadakan dengan Badrul sendiri dan Speaker Dewan Negeri, Teng Chang Khim," katanya kepada pemberita selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat esco kerajaan negeri di sini , Rabu.

Abdul Khalid berkata Badrul Hisham kini dalam keadaan uzur dan tidak dapat bersama-sama beliau dalam program Sultan Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah berbuka puasa bersama rakyat di sebuah masjid di Pandamaran minggu lepas.

"Badrul masih lagi menerima elaun dan gajinya walaupun tugas beliau sebagai wakil rakyat dibantu oleh rakan-rakan Adun lain," katanya.


Collecting singatures to support RCI for TBH Tragedy

Posted: 02 Sep 2009 02:09 AM PDT

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