Friday, October 30, 2009

saya anak bangsa malaysia youth workshop & forum

saya anak bangsa malaysia youth workshop & forum


saya anak bangsa malaysia youth workshop & forum

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 10:03 AM PDT

SABMlogodetails for the SABM roadshow in penang is confirmed. the details here are CnP direct from haris ibarhim's blog:

On 3rd November, 2007, a motley bunch of anak Bangsa Malaysia organised a forum at the Dewan Sri Pinang. You can read about that event HERE.
(lucia:  my post on that event is here)

Speakers and participants at that forum arrived at a consensus on four major points as imperatives if the concept of Bangsa Malaysia or One People, One Nation is to become a reality :

  • No more race-based political parties
  • No more incompetence in Parliament
  • Civil society taking ownership of governance of the nation
  • No more racial delineation

Since mid to late January of this year, that initial motley bunch grew into a group of earnest and dedicated anak Bangsa Malaysia who are determined to see this nation began the long journey to break down the race-based communal barriers put in place by those with their own agenda, retaining always our diverse cultures and yet united in heart and mind, taking full charge and ownership of our nation, and collectively working to ensure an honest and equitable distribution of our nation's wealth through the establishment of an affirmative action program that will bring justice and equality to every anak Bangsa Malaysia.

On 16th September, this year, the SABM initiative was formally launched whereat we made public the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Charter.

If you have not seen this document, the same, in PDF, is linked below.

ABM Charter {BI}

The SABM Charter goes beyond the four points of consensus formulated at the Penang forum in November, 2007.

For those of us involved in the SABM initiative, it represents the complete "One People, One Nation" message that we hope to be able to take to the rakyat.

We have decided to go back to Penang as our first step in what we know will be a long journey.

In an earlier post entitled "SABM Roadshow heads out to Penang", I had announced that we would be in Penang on 15th November, 2009 to host a 1/2 day youth workshop, anchored by Pusat Komunikasi Masyarakat           ( KOMAS ) in the morning and a forum in the afternoon.

Details of both the workshop and forum appear below.

See you in Penang on the 15th next month.

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Youth Workshop : Ada Apa Dengan Bangsa?

Venue : Hu Yew Seah Hall, 43 Madras Lane, Penang

Date : 15th November, 2009

Time  : Registration is from 8.15 – 845am on 15/11/2009. The workshop is from 9.00am – 1.00pm after which lunch will be served.

Age Qualification : The workshop is intended for those between the ages 17 -25

Objective : To get particpants to explore our identity, who we really are, and what we believe in as Malaysians. Let's talk to each other, have fun and understand the real issues in our multiracial society, and view Stereotyping, Racial Discrimination and Race Politics from a human rights perspective.

If you're aged between 17 – 25 and would like to participate in the youth workshop, send your details ( name, i.c. number,  address, telephone contact number, and what you are presently doing ) to events@sayaanakbangsamalaysia.net

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Forum : Bring Along A Friend

Venue : Hu Yew Seah Hall, 43 Madras Lane, Penang

Date : 15th November, 2009

Time  & Program :

1.30pm – 2.00pm : Registration

2.00pm – 3.00pm : Screening of "Sepeluh Tahun  Sebelum Merdeka" & discussion with producer Fahmi Reza

3.00pm – 6.00pm : Presentations :

1. Human beings, all born free and equal

2. The founding of the nation : The truth

3. Nation in distress?

4. Did we let it happen?

5. This is my home. I care. I want to make it better

6.00pm – 7.00pm : Q & A and discussion

7.00pm – 7.30pm : Break & refreshments

7.30pm – 8.40pm : Screening of "Gadoh"

8.45pm – 9.15pm : Evaluation & closing

Presentation panellists :

1. Goh Keat Peng ( Executive Officer  of Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sihkism & Taoism )

2. Dr. Azmi Sharom (  law lecturer, University of Malaya & newspaper columnist )

3. al- Mustaqeem ( Middle East Graduates Centre )

4. Fahmi Reza ( Producer of "Sepuluh Tahun Sebelum Merdeka" )

5. Jayanath Appudurai ( SABM coregroup )

6. Haris Ibrahim ( SABM coregroup )

Why is the forum entitled "Bring Along A Friend"?

Quite simply, because that's what you'll have to do to attend the forum.

This is how it works.

Attendance is by invitation.

So you'll have to e-mail us for an invitation, both for yourself and a friend of yours.

Now if you're a Malay Malaysian, you'll also have to register a non-Malay Malaysian friend, besides registering yourself for the forum. Conversely, if you're non-Malay Malaysian, we will require you to also register a Malay Malaysian friend.

As with the youth workshop, if you'd like to attend the forum, send your and your friend's details ( name, i.c. number,  address, telephone contact number, and what you and your friend are presently doing ) to events@sayaanakbangsamalaysia.net


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All you can eat ...

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 09:00 AM PDT

How much could you eat when you were in the restaurant labelled as "All you can eat"? A few bowls or plates of food or you are a great eater and wallop lots of food until the owner felt sorry... :p

Anyway, this happened in the famous Steamboat Buffet Restaurant YUEN @ Sunway... This steamboat buffet restaurant was a very popular serving with lots of fresh seafood. We started with the famous chicken wings. "It's out... go Grab it, quick quick!" hmmm... everyone was rushing to get the chicken wings when it's served. But we managed to get it without any fight cause the restaurant was still empty...


Hey don't think that the restaurant was empty eh~. It's empty caused they just opened this section. People came in later and filled up the place. This was only one of the three floors. I should have taken another shots to show all of you how pack was the place.

YUEN restaurant

We started with some oysters and clam... followed by 22 prawns for first round, then 18 prawns and ended with 20 prawns... so what was the total? Anyone? yup! it's 60 prawns for just two of us... the prawn was nice and fresh... imagine if we ate 60 prawns with this size @ one of the restaurant it would cost us a bomb... :p


Two cups of ice cream as dessert before we decided to leave the place and hitting back... I felt so bloated and so satisfied with all the 60 prawns... how many prawns can you eat at one time?


Saya Anak Malaysia.

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 10:37 AM PDT


sam128x128_b-badge.thumbnailOn 3rd November, 2007, a bunch of people who call themselves anak Bangsa Malaysia (SABM) organised a forum at the Dewan Sri Pinang. Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, Khoo Kay Peng, P. Ramakrishnan  and Dato Seri Lim Chong Keat  presented their views and answered questions from the crowd. Four major points were identified from the presentation of the speakers as imperatives if the concept of Bangsa Malaysia or one people, one nation is to become a reality :

  • No more race-based political parties
  • No more incompetence in Parliament
  • Civil society taking ownership of governance of the nation
  • No more racial delineation

First and foremost, i would like to applaud their efforts. On the last 16th September,  the SABM initiative was formally launched whereat they made public the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia Charter. But what baffles me is that the resolution reached by the Penangnites after listening to a prominent human rights lawyer, prominent architect, an independent policy analyst and the president of Aliran only managed to pull that up, and this is what they made a charter.

No more race-based political parties : Yea, good idea. Is that enough? Or… are race based political parties the real problem? What is the point of getting rid of the political parties which merely depicts the general mindset of the population, when you have race based schools/kindergarten/ vernacular schools/ Universities, race based business association and even race based club houses, community centres, markets, eateries, newspapers, radio stations, movies, drama series and God knows what else. These education, economic and social institutions are what that actually influences the way people think, so why fry only the political parties. Also do note that most of the Penangnite who attended the Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia forum in Penang were of the English speaking, mainstream class who were mostly frequent English speaking Chinese and Tamils. Typically they were lashing out at UMNO.

No more incompetence in Parliament : Wouldn't that be nice, but what has the competence or incompetence of any parliamentarian got to do with Bangsa Malaysia or one people, one nation? I would suggest that there should not be incompetence amongst teachers, public servant, judges, enforcement authorities. Script writers, lyrical dealers, movie makers, media people, teachers, businessmen, publishers, these are the those who influence and constantly shape the thinking of the masses. Forget Parliamentarians, they are good for nothing but manipulating all parties for power and fame.

Civil society taking ownership of governance of the nation : One word…Brilliant!!! My standing ovation!!!

No more racial delineation: Easier said than done, lets first shut down our own races, education, economic and social institutions or open them up to other races, then perhaps we can talk about racial delineation.

To those at Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia, why dont you guys give the politicians a break and reflect on the real culprits. Hopefully you guys take this as positive criticism. We here at Diskopi support you in your endevours, but still it would be better if we were looking at the right direction in building Bangsa Malaysia.


5SA1 of 2009 Class T-Shirt

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 09:24 AM PDT

The class I was in last year (4SA5) was fun, the class I am in this year (5SA1) didn't disappoint me and it's fun too! Met a lot of great, happy, cheerful and clever and have no regret for the class I am assigned in (so do last year).

Tomorrow, we will be having a farewell, gathering dinner at Town Steamboat and everyone from class 5SA1 will be attending including a few of our teachers. Looking forward! One thing is that we made ourselves a Class T-shirt and will be wearing to the dinner place.

Thanks Adrian, Juan Shong and Shi Hun and everyone for putting up the idea for the T-Shirt. Here it is.

IMG_33961 by nicholaschan

IMG_3396-1 by nicholaschan

2009-10-30 Temple Shirt by nicholaschan

5SA1 of 09, I will remember you. (4SA5 of 08 too!)


WEEKEND VIEW: Things that go bump-in-the-night for the disabled

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 09:00 AM PDT



FANS of vampires, werewolves, ghosts and ghouls – as well as hoards of other creatures that go bump in the night – will celebrate Halloween this weekend.

Some will be attending costume parties; others play pranks on their friends or watch horror films at home.

Inungkiran bte Mongijal from Balakong in Selangor is also looking forward to the Halloween weekend with a really scary horror book.

Except that it won't be an ordinary book for the 48-year-old whose hometown is in Kudat, Sabah.   

Inungkiran who was born blind, and works as a proof reader at the Malaysian Braille Press office in Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur, will be turning to a "talking book" for her Halloween horror entertainment.

Talking books are audio material read by the sighted on CDs or cassettes which the blind use to catch up on their reading.   

Inungkiran, speaking to Wheel Power last week, recalled her childhood days studying at the St Nicholas Home for the Blind in Penang.

"My friends and I were only 10 or eleven and ghost stories used to fascinate us," she said.

"We used to think that even our school was haunted with several unexplained happenings," she added.

Inungkiran remembered a time once when she and her roommate were suddenly jolted out of their sleep at 3am. They heard strange footsteps on high heels in their dormitory.

"What was especially eerie was that the ghost sounded very much like one of our friend's mother. 'She' even started to speak in soft and hushed tones," said Inungkiran, who has a deep fascination about haunted houses, demonic possessions and beings from the beyond.

"Some people think that being blind is a nightmare," said Inungkiran who has a brother and a sister who are also blind.

"That's not at all true," laughed Inungkiran who is single. 

"There is nothing to fear about being blind. We are just like anyone else wishing to have a great time too.

"Horror movies played an important part in my childhood and my growing up days till today. Even though I am blind, reading or even 'watching' a frightening show heightens my imagination and creativity," concluded Inungkiran.   

Thirty-three year old Daniel Ahmad Sharani can't agree more.

Also interviewed last week, Daniel suffered a real life horror experience of his own.

His best friend and he – both 18 years of age at the time – were knocked down by a car on the motorcycle that they were riding on.

Daniel who was riding pillion became paralysed from the neck down for life. His childhood buddy died on the spot.

Today, 15 years on, Daniel has succeeded to put the past behind him by pressing ahead.

"Ghosts stories have intrigued me since I was a kid," explained Daniel who is also eagerly looking forward to Halloween.

"My Uncle is a brilliant storyteller and prankster", he pointed out and went on to explain how he and his cousins – all ten of them – were fooled by his relative.

"We were almost teenagers at the time when our Uncle promised to make the elusive mystical spirit called a Toyol to magically appear in front of us."

After switching off all the lights in the room, they were asked to wipe their faces three times from water from a bowl that contained a 'mysterious potion'. 

Then when the lights came back on again, everyone discovered that their faces were all black turning each one of them into a regular Toyol.

"We all had a great laugh over that incident. Over years, movies like 'Salem's Lot', 'Night of the Living Dead' and most recently local horror flick, "Momok" have been great shows to watch and get scared over.

"Horror movies with their shock factor, which I regard as nothing more than pure entertainment, have been a great therapy for someone like me to take life easy and forget my problems for a while," Daniel pointed out.

"I never believed half of the things that I saw in the scary shows except to enjoy the de-stressing elements that they briefly provided as a form of temporary escape.

"Thus it was rather amusing to me when some quarters recently called for the banning of horror films which made me wonder whatever for?

"Just because I enjoy watching scary movies does not turn me into a witch or a zombie. Besides, it's great to have a variety of movie genres to choose from instead of only romance or comedy all the time.

"I think that the bottom line is as adults we all have a choice about what we wish to watch and at the same time make the right decisions for our kids.

"If people are upset about a particular movie, they can choose to not go to the cinema or just turn the TV off.

"As for me, however, I'm planning to spend my special weekend by catching the Simpson's Halloween marathon on the telly," Daniel concluded.

Happy Halloween everyone!

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Legend of the Dragon

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 08:46 AM PDT

Legend has it that a dragon would appear in the skies around Earth with the sole intent of swallowing the moon. And when it does, the world would then be engulfed in darkness. This, raised the fear in many people and were sometimes capitalised by certain individuals hoping to gain respect and adulation from the society they live in. The present time equivalent to these individuals would perhaps be certain politicians. But that would be digressing.

Though the legend above can be found in many past civilisations across the globe, it is more prominently told in ancient Chinese and Oriental scrolls.

In a story that may perhaps be traced back to these scrolls, the people of many communities would try to overcome their fear of the dragon in their bid to save the moon. The moon, after all, is the pearl of the night sky which provide these people with many nights of romantic and romanticised stories handed down by their ancestors to the generations below; how could one then, live the nights without the soft light of the moon?

Thus, their fear thrown aside, the people would gather at an appointed time and place to try and scare the dragon away. To do so, they would find any material they could get their hands on, and beat on them in hope of making enough noise to scare the dragon away. As stories told from such legend, the people did succeed, and the dragon was chased away but not before pulling the moon out of it's mouth...only for it to reappear again every once so often.

Today, many people are aware that such stories remain only within the minds and scrolls of yesteryears: dragons and their lores have been debunked and the story mentioned above persist but only as a legend. Then again, maybe not.

In one of the many stories equated wtih these mythological dragons, one dragon tried to rise above the rest and be the king of his kind. Though I cannot remember the story clearly now, this story perhaps has it's roots with Shi Huan, the first Emperor of China. Locally, and today, another is putting his foot forward in a bid to relive this legend. Whether he will succeed or not, time - and perhaps not too far a distant - will tell.
















Rather late to be writing on this with constrains of one kind or another blocking one's mind, not to mention one's keyboard. But event of late has forced such blockage out. And hopefully, for good too.

Don't know what the broo-haha about the budget was about. In fact, didn't even want to read but was forced to hear some bits about it. Mostly, the propoganda that it is good for the people, and that the money to be spent would be done so wisely. But when you look at events and the piece by Sazlin here, one must be excuse if one puke or even cry. Not, not at Sazlin's writing, but at how the budget is being abused and misused even now. This is especially so with the deaths at the (one-what?) camp in Kuala Dipang, where, in their haste to kowtow their leader, the untouchables has set the new propoganda in motion; not at the expense of the Khidmat Negara camps (what khidmat, if not a blatant waste of money), but on top of it, stretching the nation's coffers even more than before. Sadly, had the deaths not occured, many would not even know how: 1) the money is being spent for propoganda and hence, a total waste; 2) that some hanky panky went to the building of the camp, the said bridge in particular (read here, here and here). Is this what the budget for the people is all about?

Earlier, in a bid to be accepted, countless ringgit were thrown away. And for what? Certainly not just to legitimise an illetimate state government (what do you call one born out of wedlock?).

Then today, a No.2 said, which I freely translate here: "For the sake of the people, we will give our full support to any independant Reps (I guess he means both: DUN and Parliament)" (read here). Hullo! Who are you trying to bullshit here? Or perhaps, don't you know that within DUN and Parliamentary seats, there are Malaysians there too? Or, are you trying to tell us that there is now a 2Malaysia concept? You and your boss make me sick to the stomach! And that goes for your retinue of untouchables as well.

Dragons or legends, the lot of you are not. Slither fools and forked tongues, more likely.


Kapas Island

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 06:42 AM PDT

I must say that the October month has been quite a fulfilling month for me so far... alot of work done, achieved some significant milestones in my career and at the same time balanced it out with 2 island trips in Kapas island, which i'll be writing about now, and Phuket island, which i'll blog about in the next post.

If you're looking for a short getaway from the hustle & bustle of the city, yet easy to plan and affordable, try Kapas Island.

If you're sick of how commercialized Bali & Phuket is... walking along the beach and you have 1 million men & women & confused humans touching you & trying to sell you stuff... try Kapas Island.


It's just a 1 hour flight from KL to Kuala Terrenganu. From there you will need to hire a driver to ferry you down to Marang Jetty and from there, hire a boat man to take you out to the island. It's only about a 30-45mins boat ride so if you get sea sick from this, you're a fucking sissy.


There are a couple of resorts on Kapas Island. I've not seen all of them but based on the 3 ive seen - they all have their own unique expressions.

I actually put up in a resort called "Qimi". Some of the girls complained about the lack of facilities & the dirty toilets but i actually grew fond of the place, not because of the dirty toilets, but how much it resonates with mother nature.

There were no tar roads, hardly any steal, no aircon in the room, most of the challets were built from hand krafts and not manufactured goods. Mother nature. Pure bliss.

This is the challet i stayed in.

On a green island, you'd be expecting insects & mozzies so they fixed nettings to protect you from insect bites when you hit the sack.
The challets had balconies too, where you could just sit & chill & get bitten by mosquitos.

Well, one of the reasons (actually the main reason) i came to Kapas Island was because a mate of mine, Seif, was gonna dedicate his dick to 1 pussy... or in more conventional terms - getting married.


This is the groom to be, doin what a groom gotta do - prove to his wife that he the man.


A pretty picture to show off.

Tell me how you'd feel waking up from an afternoon nap to such a view.


Playin with sand with Arston's kids.


Are'nt these Russian kids just adorable?

Another picture............ not updating my blog for a mth has taken its toll on me (you loose your cock & bull story to describe every picture)

The rest houses were awesome.



This challet is also comin up and i heard they're gonna put a jacuzzi in it.... sounds very manufactured but, at least they're hidin it inside some giant pebbles they've stolen from the beach.

Bride & groom exchanging their vows in front of mother nature's arch.

Such a tradition that friends pose for a picture with the bride & groom after they exchange vows.

More pretty pictures.... from Kapas Island.





Every meal is covered when you rent a challet. And every meal, they set up tables on the beach, laced with flower petals and such.... so you have your meals to the sight of a seashore & to the breeze of the sea....


Only took a picture of the food 75% through it but they serve a variation of food... from local grilled fish to pasta & sausages.
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All the food is cooked with love from Rose, owner of the resort. I din't have a single thing to complaint about the food.... exotic & mouth watering.


A typical night by a camp fire.


In summary, i absolutely fell in love with Kapas island & will have no hesitation at all to revisit the place.


CORRUPTION BY ANY MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES IS A BETRAYAL OF TRUST

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 06:08 AM PDT

I am encouraged at the comments received on any articles that I write concerning corruption in the Armed Forces. This simply means that the people who reads the articles are concern at what is happening to the Armed Forces, and are disgusted at the few still in uniform who have by their own stupidity and greed, shamed and tarnished the good name of the Armed Forces. The talks of corruption in the Armed Forces is not new, but I believe it has been occurring in the past. But it is only in recent times that dissenting voices against the scourge has been heard aloud, both from within and outside the Armed Forces. I suppose, the magnitude of the problem is beyond respite, and is believed to involved some that are high up in the heirachy of command.

I have received emails, letters, phone calls and even met several people who have expressed anger, disdain and disappointment at such blatant act that have brought disgrace and tarnish the noble profession of the Armed Forces. Some have given me names of person(s) involved, and I do not intend to name them here for fear that it might be wrong. But the fact remains that I now have a poor impression of the person(s) concern, although they have yet to be proven to be involved in any wrong doing. I suppose, many would have a similar impression, if the same is told to them.

I am also aware that there are some people, in their silent ways have express concern at what I have been writing in my blogweb. But let me assure them that my intention is not to smear or bad mouth anybody. I am merely trying to create an awareness among those that are corrupt and of what others perceive them to be, in the hope that they will cease immediately to be involve in such dastardly acts. But if what I write hurts, it will only be felt by those who are involved; but not those who are free of such wrong doing. It is to those people who feel hurt, that I ought to cautioned them.

Regardless of ones faith, corruption is indeed an undesirable act done by those without any sense of guilt and morality. And being a member of the Armed Forces, demands integrity, honestly, loyalty and of high moral.Those who are corrupt certainly have no place in the military society, for it is only for those who are noble. And if the corrupt have become wealthy through their misdeeds, please do not think for once that they are leading a happy life. It will be the feeling of guilt as well as the derogatory name that they carry, that will eventually 'kill' them.

I sincerely thank some of my loyal friends who have reminded me to be genial in my writings concerning corruption in the Armed Forces, for they fear that it is also damaging to the organisation, more than those involved. I am appreciative of their concern, but I could not bare watch the acts of these few thoughtless people who have brought disgrace to the Armed Forces, of which I was part off a decade ago. Some would say that I am being foolish, but it is better to be foolish than to witness the decadence of the once respectable and honourable institution, because of a few corrupt and thoughtless zealots.

Similarly, I have also being reminded by some who have ask me to continue writing until some are being dragged to prison. This can only happen if those who have access to their wrong doings makes a bold attempt to come forward to expose all that they know. And this can only come from within.

Finally, to those who love dearly the Armed Forces, fear not the truth, for truth is the only way to save the good name of the Armed Forces. One ought to remember that any misdeed that one does will invariably affect the position of the supreme commander of the Armed Forces, His Royal Highness the King to which all members of the Armed Forces have pledge to serve with unquestioned loyalty. To me, any act that brings shame to the Armed Forces is a betrayal of trust to the pledges that one has declared to His Royal Highness, and corruption is indeed a betrayal of trust.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


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Era Najib Altantuya : Penduduk Pelabuhan Klang Gesa Badrul Hisham Letak Jawatan

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 04:50 AM PDT

Beliau tidak bertanggungjawab, jarang bergaul dan tidak langsung prihatin terhadap masalah rakyat.

Itulah sungutan penduduk Pelabuhan Kelang terhadap Badrul Hisham Abdullah, adun kawasan itu yang bertindak keluar dari parti Keadilan Rakyat untuk menyokong Umno-Barisan nasional.

Badrul mengambil tindakan itu setelah Kerajaan Negeri Pakatan Rakyat Selangor mengusulkan supaya beliau meletak jawatan sebagai Adun kerana gagal melaksanakan amanah yang diberikan.

Namun Badrul enggan melepaskan kerusi ADUN itu dan kini mencari sokongan daripada Umno untuk melanjutkan karier politiknya.

Semua akhbar dan media eletronik arus perdana memuatkan tindakan Badrul keluar dari PKR sebagai tajuk utama.

Malah mereka cuba memaparkan tindakan itu sebagai tanda PKR tengah bergolak.
Media kawalan umno-BN tidak pun cuba menyiasat prestasi Badrul sebagai ADUN pelabuhan Kelang.

Malah mereka memperkecilkan rasional Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim disebalik tindakan kerajaan negeri mengusulkan Badrul meletak jawatan.

Tindakan berani itu diambil kerana penduduk pelabuhan Kelang hilang kepercayaan terhadap adun yang dipilih mereka pada pilihanraya umum 2008.

Susulan keluhan penduduk Pelabuhan Kelang, Pakatan Rakyat, khususnya Parti Keadilan Rakyat mengambil pendirian tidak akan melindungi Adun yang gagal membela rakyat
Badrul enggan berjumpa dengan kepimpinan parti mahupun kerajaan negeri untuk membincangkan prestasinya.

Susulan itu Tan Sri Khalid mengambil inisiatif mengusulkan supaya Badrul meletak jawatan supaya memberi laluan kepada pihak yang lebih ikhlas tampil membela penduduk Pelabuhan Kelang.




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Era Najib Altantuya : Badrul Persia Bantuan Kerajaan Negeri Selangor

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 04:38 AM PDT

Keputusan Ahli Dewan Negeri Pelabuhan Klang, Badrul Hisham Abdullah untuk keluar dari PKR sememangnya dinanti-nantikan pemimpin tertinggi PKR Selangor setelah beliau gagal menunjukkan prestasi baik dalam memberi perkhidmatan sebagai wakil rakyat.

Tindakan beliau meninggalkan parti dilihat sebagai membantu Kerajaan Selangor untuk membersihkan pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat dari dibelenggu wakil rakyat yang bermasalah.

Setiausaha Polilitik Menteri Besar, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad berkata tindakan ini disambut baik setelah Badrul enggan menerima sebarang bentuk bantuan dari kerajaan negeri dan parti bagi menyelesaikan masalah yang dihadapi.

"Kita selama ni cuba untuk perbaiki selepas dapat banyak respon tentang rekod dia, tentang prestasi dia sebagai seorang wakil rakyat dan kita cuba berjumpa, kita cuba membantu tetapi dia nampak dia tidak mahu menerima bantuan kita, dia dah tutup pusat khidmat dia, kita bergerak lama tanpa dia jadi kita ucapkan selamat jalan lah pada dia sebab kita pun kalau boleh tidak mahu sampai ke tahap macam nie, tetapi dia yang memilih jalan macam ni, kita dah bagi peluang dia menjadi wakil rakyat, bila timbul masalah kita cuba bantu tapi inilah pilihan yang dia ambil", katanya.

Bercakap kepada Tv Selangor ketika diminta mengulas tindakan Badrul keluar PKR melalui telefon hari ini.

Nik Nazmi menyelar kenyataan Badrul bahawa beliau hilang kepercayaan kepada parti. Sebaliknya Nik Nazmi berkata PKR terlebih dahulu hilang kepercayaan kepada Badrul setelah beliau gagal menjalankan tugas sebagai wakil rakyat di situ.

Menurutnya, Badrul tidak seharusnya bertindak menutup Pusat Khidmat DUNnya, sekiranya beliau hilang keyakinan kepada pucuk pimpinan parti.

"Sebenarnya saya rasa kita yang hilang keyakinan dengan dia dulu, selama ni kenapa dia tak keluar, kalau dah lama dia begitu kenapa dia tak keluar dan dia hilang keyakinan kepada parti tetapi tidak bermaksud dia patut tutup pusat khidmat dia, dia perlu hentikan berhubung dengan rakyat, tak pergi program, program Tuanku tak pergi, program kerajaan negeri jadi sama ada dia percaya kepada parti itu perkara lain. Yang penting dia jalankan tugas sebagai seorang wakil rakyat", jelasnya.

Tambahnya, Pilihanraya Kecil hanya boleh dibuat setelah Badrul meletak jawatan sebagai wakil rakyat Pelabuhan Klang sepertimana yang disyorkan Menteri Besar ekoran beliau gagal menjalankan tugasnya.

"Dia belum letak jawatan sebagai wakil rakyat, itulah yang kita nak minta kalau dia tak boleh buat kerja patutnya dia letak jawatan sekarang dia cerita hilang keyakinan pula, jadi itu kena tanya Badrul lah", tegasnya.

Nik Nazmi turut menafikan dakwaan Badrul bahawa beliau tidak menerima peruntukan kawasannya berbanding wakil rakyat lain.

Katanya, sebaliknya kerajaan negeri sudah menawarkan pelbagai bentuk bantuan termasuk bantuan kewangan kepada Badrul bagi membolehkan beliau menjalankan program untuk masyarakat.

"Kita ambil alih pengurusan peruntukan saya sendiri maklumkan pada dia sebab waktu timbul banyak sangat aduan, rakyat minta tak dapat, ada aduan wujudnya penyelewengan dan sebagainya, kita nak selamatkan dia", ujarnya. - MOHD SAHRULNIZAM MOHD ZAIN




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Nizar Gesa Hishamuddin dan Musa Hassan Letak Jawatan

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 04:51 AM PDT

Menteri Besar Pakatan Rakyat Perak, Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin mendesak Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein dan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Musa Hassan meletakkan jawatan.

Menurutnya Hishammuddin dan Musa gagal menunaikan janji bagi memastikan keselamatan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) yang bersindang di DUN termasuk ADUN Pakatan Rakyat terjamin.

Katanya, apa yang berlaku adalah sebaliknya apabila polis bertindak kasar ke atas ADUN Pakatan Rakyat terutamanya Speaker Dewan, V. Sivakumar sehingga dicekik.

"Sebabnya dia berjanji bahawa anggota polis akan menjaga keselamatan seluruh Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri termasuk Pakatan Rakyat di ipoh masa persidangan 28 hari bulan. Tetapi apa yang berlaku di tempat letak kereta itu adalah disebaliknya.

"Bukan hanya di tempat letak kereta bahkan di tempat hendak masuk Dwan Undangan Negeri pun kami dikasari sehingga YB Sivakumat dicekik dan dihimpit kumpulannya untuk merampas jubahnya sehinga koyak rabak," katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika mengulas mengenai tindakan ganas polis terhadap ADUN Pakatan Rakyat 28 oktober lalu.

Polis bertindak ganas dengan mengasari ADUN Pakatan Rakyat bagi menghalang mereka memasuki Dewan.

Polis turut mengasari Speaker Dewan, V. Sivakumar dengan mencekik beliau bagi merampas jubah yang dipakainya mengakibatkan jubah berkenaan koyak rabak.

Nizar berkata, pihaknya mempunyai bukti berhubung tindakan ganas polis yang mencekik Sivakumar.

Katanya, institusi polis tercemar kerana diperalat Umno-Barisan Nasional.

"Saya minta apa yang dinyatakan polis akan menjaga keselamatan, polis tidak akan menggunakan kekasaran. Tetapi apa yang berlaku mereka terlalu kasar dengan kami.
Mereka cuba merampas jubah Sivakumar itu sebabnya saya menyatakan dia tidak pegang kepada apa yang dinyatakan, dia kena berhenti termasuk Ketua polis Negara sekali.

"Ini mencemarkan institusi polis setelah mereka diperalat Umno-Barisan Nasional, tiba-tiba apa yang dijanjikan tidak berlaku dan polis cukup kasar kepada kami. Kita boleh buktikan gambar di mana Sivakumar dicekik," katanya. -TVS




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Learn to identify signs of a stroke

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 03:47 AM PDT

A cardiologist Dasa, Lise Bocchino, remember that in cases of transient ischemic attack, the person should seek immediate medical attention to identify the causes of the event and whether there is a vascular obstruction and where it is located.

To prevent and treat stroke is necessary to seek help from doctors in specialized centers. These locations are used anticoagulants and procedures can be performed for placement of stents to clear the vessel compromised.

Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the world and in Brazil, death from cardiovascular causes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 5 million people die each year because of cardiovascular accidents.

According to the Brazilian Society of Cerebrovascular Disease, strokes are responsible for 30% of deaths registered in Brazil Even patients who have survived one stroke at risk: about 50% die after one year, 30% need help walking and 20% are left with serious sequelae.

Signs of stroke:
Weakness of one side of the body;
Numbness of one side of the body;
Visual difficulties;
Difficulty speaking;
Headache very strong and for no apparent reason;
Inability to stand or very dizzy.

To prevent stroke:
Exercising regularly;
Control weight;
Balanced diet, avoiding the consumption of foods with saturated fats and trans
Smoking;
Avoid excess alcohol;
Manage stress;
If you have more than 40 years, perform at least once a year check ups, with controls blood pressure, serum glucose and cholesterol in the blood;
If you have a diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease, to medical care to control these diseases.


Another 1Malaysia Bullshit

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 03:48 AM PDT

Apartheid Malaysian Style

Marina, you're no bumi

Friday, 30 October 2009 02:02

KUCHING - For 17 years, Marina Undau lived a life of a child growing into a young adult.School, her family and friends were a central part of her existence. She dreamt of doing her parents proud by furthering her education in a university and eventually getting a good job.SPM came and went, and the 18-year-old science stream student of SMK Simanggang did well, scoring 9As and 1B last year. But then she had a rude shock.

Not eligible
The education system said she was not eligible to enroll in a matriculation course, a prelude to varsity and a degree. The reason? She was, it seemed, not a bumiputra. Born to an Iban father and a Chinese mother, Marina's hope for a smooth climb up academia was dashed. With it went a part of her identity and the drive that made her a top scorer. In an interview with The Borneo Post at her house in Sri Aman on Wednesday, Marina expressed her feelings in Iban: "Aku amai enda puas ati nadai olih nyambung sekula ngagai universiti (I'm very sad that I can't pursue my university education)." Meantime, she has started Form Six in her old school as a workaround solution.

Upset and bewildered

Seated between her parents, Undau Liap and Wong Pick Sing, the disappointment in the teenager was plain to see. Her elder sister never had a problem getting into a university. Her identity was never questioned and she is at present in her second year at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang. Marina is worried that a similar obstacle she faced after SPM awaits once she completes her STPM. "If I get good results, what's next?" Marina's father, Undau, would not take no for an answer.

When her application to enter matriculation was rejected, Undau, a civil servant, contacted the Education Ministry's Matriculation Department in Putrajaya on June 23 and was told that her daughter was not a bumiputra.

Pressing on
Dissatisfied, the father wrote to the ministry on July 1. The reply he received shocked him, and it is bound to challenge the identity of many Sarawakians who are of mixed-parentage. The ministry said in a reply on July 14 that Undau's appeal was turned down because "the candidate is categorised as non-bumiputra (father is Iban and mother is Chinese)" based on a definition used by the Student Intake Management Division, Higher Learning Department and Higher Education Ministry.

Their definition is as follows:

• If either parent of a candidate is a Malay who is a Muslim/Orang Asli as defined in Article 160 (2) of the Federal Constitution, the child is considered a bumiputra.

• Sabah – If the father of the candidate is a Malay who is a Muslim/native of Sabah as defined by Article 161A(6)(a) of the Federal Constitution, the child is considered a bumiputra.

• Sarawak – If the father and mother is a native of Sarawak as defined under Article 161A(6)(b) of the Federal Constitution, the child is considered a bumiputra.

Despite the explanation, Undau is still dissatisfied and urged the government to clear up education issues that differentiate bumiputras from non-bumiputras. He said the 1Malaysia concept would be rather hollow if education today continues to be polarised along such lines "Why all the differences in the intake of students for higher learning? I am not questioning the Constitution, but what is the meaning of 1Malaysia if things like this happen?"

NRD and Native Court weigh in
The National Registration Department (NRD) headquarters here said it has received a flurry of enquiries about the bumiputra status of late.

An NRD spokesman said that in Sarawak, a person's race is registered based only on the race of the father. On whether such a person is automatically accorded bumiputra rights, the spokesman said: "We don't actually handle that. We look at the race of the father. If the father is Iban, the child is Iban. If the father is Chinese, the child is Chinese. The bumiputra status comes under the Native Court." Native Court registrar Ronnie Edward said the bumiputra status was a "birthright" and the Native Court only hear cases where a person who was to be declared a bumiputra although his father was not a native.

He said Marina was not alone in facing this problem. Edward believes the only way to clear the air is to amend the Federal Constitution. "Article 161(A) of the Constitution has to be amended. The article says that in Sarawak, both parents have to be 'exclusively' a native," he said. Malaysian Mirror


Era Najib Altantuya : JK Disiplin Jangan Jadi SPRM

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 02:21 AM PDT

Setelah Mesyuarat Khas PAS memutuskan untuk mengheret PAS Selangor (sahaja) ke Lembaga Disiplin, ia dilihat oleh kebanyakan ahli PAS sebagai satu tindakan yang lembab serta tidak memadai.

Ini kerana ia telah menjadi isu yang diketahui umum. Sementelah lagi Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Disiplin, Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man sebelum ini telah pun menunjukkan bahawa tindakan-tindakannya belum benar-benar bebas, telus dan adil.

Ini adalah kerana perlantikan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Disiplin dilakukan oleh Tuan Presiden sendiri dan bukanlah sebuah jawatankuasa yang benar-benar beringtegriti dan bebas untuk menyiasar apa jua kemelut dan perbuatan salahlaku ahli atau pimpinan parti.

Satu contoh jelas ialah apabila Tuan Ibrahim mengeluarkan arahan supaya ahli PAS dan pimpinan "menutup mulut" mengenai isu "Kerajaan Perpaduan" satu ketika yang belum terlalu lama dulu.

Arahan itu dikeluarkan sebaik sahaja tulisan Dr.Dzulkefli Ahmad, Ahli PArlimen Selangor diterbitkan di dalam Harakah (yang kemudiannya dikeluarkan dari cetakan di atas arahan pihak tertentu) dimana di dalam tulisan tersebut Dr.Dzulkeli telah memberikan pandangan secara akademis tentng kebejatan Kerajaan Perpaduan yang turut diberikan dalil-dalil aqli dan naqli sekalipun Dr.Dzulkeli bukanlah merupakan seornag ahli ugamawan sepertimana ustaz-ustaz yang ramai di dalam PAS.

Tidak ada sesiapa yang mampu menghujjah semula segala keterangan dan penjelasan Dr.Dzulkefli, lantas pihak yang terpukul lantarannya, mengambil sikap untuk mengikat tangan semua para penentang UG dengan mengeluarkan satu arahan blanket, "tutup mulut" dengan beralsan isu itu telah dikuburkan!

Saya katakan arahan itu tidak adil kerana ianya dilihat dihalakan hanya kepada kumpulan penentang UG. Apa yang jelas pemimpin-pemimpin yang diketahui mendokong gagasan UG terus-teruskan mengambil sikap malah mengeluarkan kenyataan yang dilihat masih tegar memperjuangkan gagasan UG termasuk Timbalan Presiden PAS dan seorang Pesuruhjaya PAS Negeri.

Tidak pula Jawtankuasa Disiplin PAS bertindak pantas untuk menegur dan mengambil tindakan terhadap mereka itu.

Persoalan kini, mengapa Jawatankuasa Disiplin hanya bertindak apabila "diarahkan" berbuat demikian oleh Presiden parti setelah Presiden sendiri didesak untuk mengambil tindakan ke atas "petualang-petualang" parti?

Apakah sewaktu "kejadian-kejadian" perlanggaran etika itu dilakukan oleh pemimpin-pemimpin parti, Jawatankuasa tidak berbuat apa-apa sepertimana Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) tidak melakukan apa-apa setelah dibawa ke pengetahuannya tentang pelbagai isu yang melibatkan pemimpin parti pemerintah?

Dan jika ada pun tindakan dilakukan, ianya hanya sebagai pewujudan kambing-kambing hitam bagi menunjukkan yang kononnya mereka adil, telus dan berwibawa?

Saya secara terus terang menyatakan saya kurang yakin mengenai peranan Jawatankuasa Disiplin parti dan jangan marah saya kerana Jawatankuasa itu sendiri bukan sebuah badan bebas, sepertimana yang kita sendiri laungkan untuk SPRM. Cuma saya yakin Jawatankuasa Disiplin PAS belum sampai ke tahap "lembu-lembu" tunggangan golongan pro-UG yang terdiri dari pemimpin tertinggi parti untuk menekan dan menzalimi kumpulan ahli yang anti-UG yang bilangannya jauh lebih ramai. Tapi nampaknya macam nak jadi ke arah itu jika langkah UMNO yang diikutinya.

Dan kini sekali lagi arahan "tutup mulut" dikeluarkan. Betapa jelasnya jawatankuasa tersebut tidak benar-benar bebas malah melakukan siasatan terpilih sama seperti SPRM.

Demi kebenaran dan keadilan, saya meminta disiasat sama Timbalan Presiden dan Setiausaha Agong parti yang ada diantara tindakan dan kenyataan mereka lebih dasyat dari tindakannya dari Pas Selangor, sekurang-kurang itulah persepsi kebanyakan ahli. Malah mereka juga disebutkan bersama di dalam blog Mursyidul Am PAS yang kerananya mesyuarat khas telah dipanggil!


THURSDAYS WITH..

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 01:54 AM PDT

MINNIE: My heart goes to the families, relatives and friends of the suspension tragedy victims in Perak a few days ago. I am still shocked despite me knowing about it only through the papers.
EEBOT: I too feel so sad about the tragedy. And also because someone I know well in my village passed away three days ago. She was laid to rest today.
MINNIE: Who is she? Your relative? What did she died of?
BUDDY: Why is it that when somebody passed away, we want to know the how, where, when, what, who of things? Somebody had passed on, that's it.
MINNIE: It is wrong to ask?
EEBOT: Its ok Buddy, Minnie. We are only human. By nature we are inquisitive. Well, she was a very close friend of my late beloved mother. She was a friend, relative, family, all rolled into one. I feel bad I could not pay my last respect. I did whisper a prayer for her, and the family.
MINNIE: Death is a sad topic. Can we talk about something else?
BUDDY: Its you who started it.
MINNIE: What happened to you today, Buddy? So moody?
BUDDY: Am I not always like this?
EEBOT: There are some things in life which we cannot but face them head on. No matter how painful it is, even if it feels it is the end of the world, we just have to move on and live with it. It is easier said than done, though.
BUDDY: Better drink our coffee-lah. At least it is hot, think, black and with a unique aroma....


Era Najib Altantuya : Saya Tak Peduli Jika Badrul Lompat Parti - Khalid

Posted: 30 Oct 2009 12:38 AM PDT

Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim berkata, beliau tidak peduli jika Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Pelabuhan Klang Badrul Hisham Abdullah menjadi wakil rakyat Bebas atau melompat ke mana-mana parti.

Beliau berkata, Kerajaan Negeri tidak akan menyimpan sesiapa juga yang tidak tahu membuat kerja kerana beberapa masalah akan timbul dan menyukarkan kerajaan untuk membangunkan kebajikan dan sosial rakyat.

"Saya tak kira... dia wakil rakyat, dia mewakili semua rakyat sebab dia sudah terpaksa buat kerja ... nak jadi Bebas, Keadilan, UMNO, MCA itu terpulang kepada dia, yang penting dia buat kerja," katanya, semalam.

Abdul Khalid, yang juga Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Selangor berkata demikian ketika ditenui pemberita selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Negeri Selangor di sini, semalam.

Menurutnya, PKR hanya sanggup menerima Badrul jika beliau sanggup bekerja menyempurnakan amanah yang diberikan rakyat kepadanya.

"Masalah dia kenapa dia ingin masuk pilihan raya berjanji kepada rakyat untuk tolong rakyat lepas tu dia tak nak buat kerja? Masalah dia nak pergi ke mana-mana tidak kira," katanya.

Sebelum ini, Abdul Khalid menasihatkan Badrul supaya berhenti daripada menjadi wakil rakyat Pelabuhan Klang sekiranya tidak lagi mempunyai keinginan untuk berkhidmat kepada masyarakat yang diwakilinya.

Sementara itu, Setiausaha Politik Menteri Besar Selangor, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad berkata, Kerajaan Negeri tidak akan bertolak ansur dengan pemimpin yang tidak bertanggungjawab kerana menggagalkan usaha meningkatkan taraf ekonomi dan sosial rakyat.

"Kerajaan Negeri prihatin terhadap aduan penduduk di Pelabuhan Klang berkenaan dengan ketidakupayaan ADUN mereka dalam menjalankan kewajipan sebagai wakil rakyat." katanya dalam kenyataan media, semalam.

Menurutnya, sejak surat tunjuk sebab dikeluarkan kepada Badrul pada 20 Ogos yang lalu, beliau tidak mengambil sebarang langkah untuk memperbaiki prestasi kerja beliau.

Nik Nazmi berkata, dalam surat jawapannya, Badrul telah menyatakan kesudian untuk berjumpa dengan pimpinan negeri dan parti. -SH


Booo 1Malaysia!

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 11:16 PM PDT

When I heard about some so-called Indonesians' nationalist wanted to invade Malaysia few weeks ago, to be honest, I'm not surprised or even angry at all. As for me, no wonder the Indonesians are very angry, because Malaysia, eh no, I mean Malaya is the real thief.

And don't be angry if Indonesia call our country, eh no, your country (not mine, my country is Sarawak) , as MalingSIAL. Because we are, eh no, you memang manusia dasar sialan.

Hey indonesia! Malaya (the fed gov) not only stealing your cultures, but my state too, our resources, higher education discrimination, imbalance development, calling us pakai cawat etc..If you want to invade, DON'T TOUCH my beloved state (Borneo), go for KL, because KL banyak maksiat. If you touch my state, I'm not surprised if all the headhunters will rise again.

Yeah, call me emotional here. Because I'm pissed off. Too much already. Why must we see our difference instead of similarities? Every human on this planet has their rights for education, go read the 30 Human Rights established by the UN. RIGHTS TO EDUCATION. But just because you are non-bumi, the earthly-son, so you have no right to enroll in higher education?

Who is the fu*king person made this law? Why is it hard for us to marry other races? Why only Sarawak has this stupid law? If Sabah stated that, ''if the father is BUMI, then the child is BUMI.'' Why can't Sarawak? Why must both? No, I don't understand at all. Shouldn't the opportunity is to be given to those eligible? Regardless the race and religion? If he/she is stupid, then, don't give the scholarships. But if he/she is eligible for it, why not?

Argghhhh......only now I know the difference when you want to marry to other races. Ermm... kahwin pun susah, hidup pun susah. Aiyooooo!

p/s: DeePo really wants to migrate. CONFIRMED! After I have stable financial and secured job at other places.....or unless, SARAWAK cut the ties with MALAYA.


nizar: Exhumation application to be heard Nov 4 - nizar nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 11:01 PM PDT

UPDATED 12.35 PM The application by the late Teoh Beng Hock's family to exhume his body for a second post-mortem will be heard on Nov 4.

This application is being made after Thai forensic expert Dr Porntip Rojanasunand's testimony last week that 80 percent of the political aide's death could have been due to homicide and 20 percent suicide.


I got them all ...

Posted: 29 Oct 2009 09:31 PM PDT

Is 7 my lucky number for yesterday? Errrr... not really cause it only have 7 models. I have been collecting this for the past 7 weeks... :p The 7th was given by Medie007 last nigh... :)

Is this look familiar?

Can you count how many Coca Cola contour glass i have?

Yup! I got them all ... I got I got ...
The whole set of Collectible Coca Cola Contour Glass

If you still remember my previous post asking for USD200. Now that i have the whole set it's time to bid in e-bay... Anyone wanna to catch them for a pre-bid price of USD180 (10% off from the asking price) ? Anyone?...


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