Friday, November 6, 2009

katak (frogs) just love umno!

katak (frogs) just love umno!


katak (frogs) just love umno!

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 08:15 AM PST

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Two 'freebies' this week - 1 from Xandria Ooi's dad

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 09:42 AM PST

This week, I had two 'freebies' - one for each meal.

The first one was at Alex's Eat Cafe last Wednesday (Alex is the father of the ambassador of Wella Malaysia - Xandria Ooi). I ordered kampung fried rice for lunch but I ended up eating kam heong fried rice. The cook made a mistake. So as a consolation, Alex gave me a glass of iced lemon tea. Ok.

Yesterday, as I was entering the restaurant via 'back door', I slipped and fell. I totally lost control when I stepped on the oily floor of the kitchen. Thank God I did not suffer from any serious injury as a result of the fall.

The owner of the restaurant felt bad. He said that he himself had also slipped and fell like me. After taking my food and paying for it, I sat down to eat and ordered herbal tea. I wanted to pay when my drink came but the lady boss stopped me. She said it was free! Thank God for the two freebies.


Going on a millionaire’s trip

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 08:18 AM PST

Will be travelling to Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park – famous for its volcanoes – in Indonesia next week. Still a few days to go, but I have a few personal matters to settle before the trip, thus the blog will not be updated until I'm back next weekend (Nov 14). See you again then.

Indonesian Rupiah

So, what's the millionaire's trip about? Apparently Indonesian Rupiah is one of the least valued currency units; got myself 1.9 million Rupiahs (~US$200) the other day, which literally makes me a millionaire just like many others lol.

In case you are wondering, the world's least valued currency is the Vietnamese đồng, which took over the #1 spot in April 2009 from the suspended Zimbabwean dollar, which had a 100 trillion dollar banknote (~US$33) at some point.

Going on a millionaire's trip from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Maxis Centre @ Low Yat needs to improve service

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 09:21 AM PST






Last Saturday morning was a 'free-and-easy' day. The weather was cool. So, I decided to walk to Maxis Low Yat Plaza to register a supplementary line.

When I arrived at the Maxis Centre, there were three workers stationed behind the counters - one was busy attending to a customer at a counter while one was standing, idling and talking to another one who sitting down at the counter. Standing right in front of the two, they did not even bother to ask me a simple question, 'How can I help you?' So, yes. I had to open my mouth to tell the one sitting down that I wanted to register a supplementary line. She asked me to wait. Great. There were only two customers (me included) at that time.

I waited. Then, entered this bespectacled guy. The girl who told me to wait told this guy what I wanted. Without any delay, he attended to me. Overall, his service was OK but the two who were oblivious to my presence surely spoilt my mood.


WEEKEND VIEW: Dog Forum A Howling Success

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 08:00 AM PST





AS a disabled activist, I've been privileged to have been invited to attend a number of seminars, forums and workshops.

Sometimes I've been asked to be speaker of such events. And on rare occasions I've even had the thrill of organising one or two of them.
One of those unique experiences took place only a few weeks ago.

The Canine Advisory Team (CAT) – a special monthly committee by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to look into animal issues – decided to have a first-ever Dog Forum organised by the local council in Petaling Jaya.

As Chairman of the group under the MBPJ's Health Department – and a Councillor for MBPJ – it was my job to naturally assume my post as the leader of the organising team.

I was incredibly blessed to work with all of them who gave me their unflinching support.

The purpose of the forum was to bring together pet lovers and non dog owners.

This was to help both sides of the divide appreciate the role of canines – and at the same time, try to find solutions to the many genuine problems dogs present to people without canines.

The forum itself proved to be a howling success.

We managed to cover a range of issues from the responsibility of pet owners to pet rights, canine cruelty and abuse, and even animal-assisted therapy.     

However, to me these were not the only winning points as to why the forum proceeded swimmingly that day.  

The fact that people with disabilities and the elderly were also visibly present and participating in the half-day weekend forum turned the occasion into a truly meaningful one for everybody at the end of the day. 

I received feedback from some of the participants – all of them able-bodied – that they were rather surprised to see the disabled and elderly participating at the event.

Some of them admitted that when they first entered the meeting hall they thought that they were somehow in the wrong place.

The sight of several wheelchairs and people with white canes (the blind) made them wonder if they had stumbled into a "disabled association's event."

One pet lover who had never had a disabled friend in her life blurted out that she had no idea that pets, especially dogs, played a key role in the lives of the handicapped.

In fact, a chief issue raised at the forum was a request for free dog licenses for the disabled and the elderly from all the local councils in Selangor.

The reason for the forum's request was so that the special waivers would serve as the local councils' recognition of the unique therapeutic role that dogs play in the lives of vulnerable groups.

Someone with a progressive condition like Parkinson's disease would, for instance, benefit a great deal more by taking his or her dog out for a walk in the park instead of sitting by their television set all day.

An unmotivated paralysed accident victim lying in bed 24/7 will be able to channel his mind positively on his pet rather than entertain suicidal thoughts.    

When VIPs for the occasion Selangor State Executive Councillor Ronnie Liu, forum keynote speaker Dr Chandra Muzaffar, president of the NGO JUST, and International star dance doyen Ramli Ibrahim threw their support behind the special waivers, there was a thunderous applause from all the participants.

(Currently, only Shah Alam provides free dog licenses for disabled dog owners whilst the elderly are given 50% off.)

One dog-owner who is paralysed from his neck down told me that he lives in constant fear that his local council might suddenly come to his house and confiscate his dog one day because he hasn't got a license.

"I've been jobless since I became disabled and every sen now counts. Besides I have no one to go to the council to get a license for me," he added, pointing out that his only pal now is Tiger, his mongrel.         

Two of the speakers at the Dog Forum were persons with disabilities. The souvenirs of thanks given to the VIPs and speakers were presented also by persons with disabilities.

Two of them were profoundly disabled people who are paralysed from their necks down. They were pushed by able-bodied volunteers to the stage so that they could personally present the tokens to the VIPs.

A third person who was blind was led by a sighted volunteer.

Our Cat team made sure that disabled parking nearest to the entrance was reserved for drivers with disabilities.

The security guards were also instructed to assist the handicapped when they got there.

This was in addition to some of the volunteers that were invited specially to assist the disabled.

I have no doubt in my mind at all that all of us came away having learnt something new that day.

For some it may have been about animals and our need to respect their rights and coexist with them. For others it may have been about how NGOs and local councils function.

And for others still, how a simple and small step of support can go a very long way indeed for some truly extraordinary people.   

The End

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nizar: I NO BENEFIT FROM ROSMAH'S HONESTY - nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 07:42 AM PST

Rosmah's Find Of Precious Box Brings Good Fortune To Malaysians
PUTRAJAYA, Nov 6 (Bernama) -- The discovery of a precious box belonging to Saudi Prince Saud Al-Saud in a cruise boat carrying the Malaysian prime minister and his family while on holiday in the south of France in August has brought good fortune to those in need in Malaysia.


The prime minister's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor said feeling grateful with the find and the box safely returned to him, the prince wanted to reward her but she instead asked that the "reward" be given to Malaysians for their well-being.

"We had holidayed in the south of France on the invitation of a Kuwait prince who is a good friend of my son Riza Shahriz. While packing at the end of our cruise, I noticed the box and gave it to the boat manager.

"I asked him to return the box safely to its owner (Prince Saud)," she told reporters after handing over contributions amounting to US$2 million (RM7 million)to 13 organisations, here, on Friday.

Rosmah said two weeks after that, the prince thanked her for returning the box which was accidently left behind while cruising on the same boat earlier.

"The prince wanted to reward me but I told him that the best reward would be for the well-being of Malaysians in need.

"He agreed to give US$1 million and I told him about the Pertama Smart School programme which needed a lot of funds for equipment and other needs. I later received news that he had agreed to give another RM1 million," she recalled.

Rosmah said she discussed the matter with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak after receiving the cheque from Prince Saud and he (Najib) asked her to immediately make arrangements for the money to be distributed to those in need.

"I also asked an officer from the Prime Minister's Department to go the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to ascertain that the contribution was "clean" so that it would not become an issue or misconstrued.

Asked about her feelings on being able to contribute to the people through an act of honesty, she said she was simply delighted to be able to respond to Najib's call of "people first".

Among the 13 organisations which received a contribution of RM20,000 each today, courtesy of Prince Saud, were the Ex-Servicemen's Association, Girl Guides Association of Malaysia, Malaysian AIDS Council, Yayasan Harapan Kanak-Kanak Malaysia, Disabled Association of Malaysia, and the Association of Wives of Barisan Nasional Elected Representatives in each state.

Rosmah said US$1 million (RM3.5 juta) would be handed over to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia to carry out the Permata Smart School programme, while RM2.98 million would be kept in a Bakti special fund to help finance medical treatment for needy women and children with chronic diseases.

-- BERNAMA

Firstly, it would be too risky for Rosmah not to return the box since she was on an exclusive boat. She could either leave it 'as is' or do a 'good' deed. So, am I impressed by her 'honesty'? Well, not at all. Anyway, good for those who have benefitted from Rosmah's 'honesty' - even better for Rosmah's reputation as an 'HONEST' woman. ;)


Imagine 1GB Internet Speed

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 04:17 AM PST

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Internet speed and cost is purely sickening. I was in Singapore recently and i was looking at the advertisements of some providers offering 15MB speed connections for under $7o then i see this one. People in Hong Kong will be enjoying 100Mbps Internet speed at 50% of its original price. All they have to do [...]


MHS Prom Night and a Snapshot of "Syok Sendiri" Mr. Malaysia

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 06:40 AM PST



I got this habit from the Singaporeans. If you're a Nuffnang Glitterati member and you tend to view those Innit post frequently, you'll notice some "kepoh-chi" blog post from STompers. I'm not sure who or what they are but they tend to post whatever pics taken around them. They're like a paparazzi site except that it's full of indecent exposure of fellow Singaporeans. Lol.

Alright.. Back to my post. Here's a pic taken at the State Library. Had this super "syok-sendiri" fella who wore a Mr. Malaysia shirt despite his body was not even that build-up. I've nothing against him but I find it fun posting this up. It's really funny and awkward though when people around him is giggling because they themselves can't stand looking at a person who's so "syok-sendiri". Lol.



Not forgetting too, MHS students could now obtain their prom night graduation night ticket for only RM 50. It'll be held on the 20th of December from 6.30p.m till the next day 10.30p.m. Do join us in your best suits and dresses and I'm sure you'll have lots of fun there.



Quick! Get your tickets now! While stocks last k!

Don't miss the chance of meeting your buddies for one last time before University life...


P.S. That's what you do with the tickets when you're bored..


Video of Politics and New Media in Muslim World Forum at University of California, Berkeley

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 05:27 AM PST


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Deepavali di Seri Setia dan Selangor

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:47 AM PST

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Saya sempat menghadiri beberapa program Deepavali di DUN Seri Setia.

Sebelum hari Deepavali, Ahli Majlis MBSA merangkap YDP PAS Kelana Jaya, Haji Izham Hashim mengadakan program sumbangan Deepavali untuk masyarakat India di zon MBSA beliau. Program tersebut diadakan di Ladang Glenmarie dan melibatkan ibu tunggal dan warga emas.

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Pada 24 Oktober, seorang aktivis Keadilan setempat turut mengadakan sambutan hari jadi anaknya di Siddhartan Care Centre yang menghimpunkan kanak-kanak kurang bernasib baik di SS3 Kelana Jaya. Saya sempat melihat keadaan tempat tersebut dan beramah mesra dengan kanak-kanak di sana.

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Sejurus selepas itu saya menghadiri sambutan Deepavali peringkat Selangor yang dihadiri YAB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, YB Dr. Xavier Jayakumar, Dato Bandar MBPJ Dato' Roslan Sakiman dan lain-lain pimpinan negeri. Sambutan ini diadakan di Padang Timur dengan kehadiran kira-kira 10,000 masyarakat pelbagai kaum. Warga Desaria dari Seri Setia turut hadir.

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Keesokan harinya, penduduk Desa Mentari mengadakan sambutan Deepavali mereka. Pimpinan Keadilan Cabang Kelana Jaya diketuai Ketua Cabang Syed Shahir Mohamud dan Ahli Majlis MBPJ / Ketua AMK Kelana Jaya Halimey Abu Bakar turut hadir pada program tersebut. Kami turut menghulurkan sedikit sumbangan kepada warga emas dan ibu tunggal.

Gambar-gambar tersebut boleh dilihat di sini, sini, sini dan sini.


Fort Hood killer, Major Malik Nadal Hasan was a devout, observant Muslim

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 02:52 AM PST

There was a comment posted that I stick to "soldier stories". This time only, I repeat this time only, I will oblige the guy who posted that comment. Well the Fort Hood killer was a soldier. Hasan is a U.S.-born Muslim of Palestinian descent whose parents came to the United States from the West Bank. Hasan attended the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring and was "very devout," according to Faizul Khan, a former imam at the center. Khan said Hasan attended prayers at least once a day, seven days a week, often in his Army fatigues. Unfortunately for him, he is still alive.

Colleague of Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan recalls 'outlandish' comments from Fort Hood shooter



A source tells NPR's Joseph Shapiro that Hasan was put on probation early in his postgraduate work at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He was disciplined for proselytizing about his Muslim faith with patients and colleagues, according to the source, who worked with him at the time. NPR in full..

Khan also said Hasan applied to an annual matrimonial seminar that matches Muslims looking for spouses. "I don't think he ever had a match, because he had too many conditions," Khan said.

"We never got into details of worldly affairs or politics," the former imam said of his conversations with Hasan. "Mostly religious questions. But there was nothing extremist in his questions. He never showed any frustration. . . . He never showed any . . . wish for vengeance on anybody."

However, a fellow Army officer who worked with Hasan told Fox News Channel that Hasan had expressed strong opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "He would make comments to other individuals about how we should not be in the war in the first place," Col. Terry Lee told the network. "He made those comments, and he stuck strongly to his faith, but as soldiers we have a duty to follow orders from our commander in chief, and our political views are set aside." More from the Washington Post


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Fort Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan 'said Muslims should rise up'

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 02:51 AM PST

06 Nov 2009. Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who allegedly killed 11 people before being shot and wounded by police at Fort Hood, had said Muslims should "rise up" and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, a former army colleague said.

Col Terry Lee, a retired officer who worked with him at the military base in Texas, alleged Maj Hasan had angry confrontations with other officers over his views. Maj Hasan was reportedly fighting orders to be deployed to Iraq at the end of the month, claiming that he was the victim of harassment and insults because of his Arab background and his faith. The major is a psychiatrist who had been treating soldiers returning from Iraq for post-traumatic stress and alcohol and drug abuse problems.

"He was making outlandish comments condemning our foreign policy and claimed Muslims had the right to rise up and attack Americans," Col Lee told Fox News. "He said Muslims should stand up and fight the aggressor and that we should not be in the war in the first place." He said that Maj Hasan said he was "happy" when a US soldier was killed in an attack on a military recruitment centre in Arkansas in June. An American convert to Islam was accused of the shootings.

Col Lee alleged that other officers had told him that Maj Hasan had said "maybe people should strap bombs on themselves and go to Time Square" in New York. He claimed he was aware that the major had been subject to "name calling" during heated arguments with other officers. Federal law enforcement officials have said Maj Hasan had come to their attention at least six months ago because of internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats.

The officials said the postings appeared to have been made by Maj Hasan but they were still trying to confirm that he was the author. Maj Hasan's cousin Nader Husan said he was happy working for the military but did dread deployment to Iraq. Mr Hasan said his cousin was a US-born Muslim who had joined the military after high school. He had served as a psychiatrist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC, which treats many badly wounded troops.

"He was a psychiatrist at Walter Reed dealing with the people coming back and ... trying to help them with their trauma," he said. He said his cousin had been transferred to Fort Hood in April months ago and was very reluctant to be deployed to Iraq. "We've known over the last five years that was probably his worst nightmare," he said. The Telegraph


He wouldn’t be the first doctor to commit mass murder

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 02:50 AM PST

Some commentators on television are expressing amazement that the army Major, Nidal Malik Hasan, suspected of murdering 12 and wounding 31 at Fort Hood in Texas today was a doctor of many years standing. It is too early to tell whether this is an act of domestic terrorism but if it is we should not be surprised that the shooter was a doctor.

As I happened to write earlier this week, doctors have a long history of playing keys roles in terrorist movements. Among them, Al-Qaeda's number 2 and (terror) operations chief, Egyptian-born Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is a qualified surgeon; Dr. Abd al-Aziz Rantissi the mastermind behind Hamas suicide bombings; and Dr. George Habash, the leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the instigator of many airline hijackings in the late 1960s and 1970s, and responsible for the deaths of dozens of passengers. Scroll down to items 4 (and 3) here for more details of these cases.

There have been many other examples too, including several Palestinian suicide bombers and the British Muslim doctors who carried out an attempted suicide attack at Glasgow airport in Scotland two years ago. Source.....


Badan ikan toman bunga tertera kalimah "Allah"

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:48 AM PST


KEAJAIBAN MAHA PENCIPTA ... Seorang peneroka di Rancangan Tanah Felda Aring Satu, Gua Musang, Mustapha Zakaria menunjukkan ikan toman bunga peliharaannya yang tertera kalimah Allah pada badan ikan itu. Mustapa memelihara ikan itu lebih setahun lalu apabila rakannya memberi ikan tersebut yang dipancing di Sungai Kampung Rasa, Pasir Puteh. Kalimah Allah itu kelihatan lebih jelas menjelang malam ekoran badan ikan yang lebih bercahaya. -Foto BERNAMA

SEORANG peneroka di Rancangan Tanah Felda Aring Satu, Gua Musang, Mustapha Zakaria, 53, tidak sangka ikan toman bunga yang dipelihara lebih setahun lalu ada tulisan kalimah Allah di kedua-dua belah badannya.

Semasa ditemui di rumahnya baru-baru ini, beliau menyedari mengenai perkara itu apabila diberitahu oleh imam rancangan tanah berkenaan, Nordin Ariffin, yang mengunjungi rumahnya ternampak tulisan itu.

"Saya pada mulanya tidak percaya ada tulisan kalimah Allah tetapi selepas saya amati ikan yang saya pelihara di dalam akuarium itu, ternyata ia adalah benar.

"Mungkin ada hikmah di sebalik kejadian itu dan saya tidak bercadang untuk menjualnya walaupun ada peneroka menawarkan harga RM300," katanya.

Mustapha berkata dia memperolehi ikan toman itu daripada rakannya di Kampung Rasa, Pasir Puteh, selepas rakannya memancing di sungai kampung terbabit.

Beliau berkata semasa membawa balik ikan toman itu lebih setahun lalu saiznya lebih kecil dalam sekitar setengah kilogram sahaja tetapi sekarang bertambah besar hingga mencapai lebih satu kilogram.

"Memang pada mulanya saya tidak berniat untuk memelihara lebih lama kerana sebelum ini saya pernah memelihara ikan jenis serupa dan menjualnya kepada orang lain," katanya.

Namun, tambah beliau kali ini dia akan terus menjaga dengan baik ikan toman berkenaan yang semakin bercahaya dan semakin ramai peneroka rancangan tanah terbabit datang melihatnya setiap hari.

"Menjadi hobi saya memelihara ikan dalam akuarium sejak usia remaja lagi tetapi ini adalah pertama kali ikan yang saya pelihara ditemui ada tulisan kalimah Allah.

"Ikan toman ini lebih bercahaya pada waktu malam hingga tulisan kalimah jelas kelihatan," katanya.



Topi paksa pemakai senyum

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:47 AM PST


CALIFORNIA: Seorang pelajar berjaya menghasilkan topi berteknologi tinggi (gambar) yang akan memaksa pemakainya sentiasa tersenyum.

Topi itu mampu mengesan riak wajah pemakai dan mencucuk jarum tajam ke kepalanya jika berhenti senyum.

Pereka topi, Lauren McCarthy menyatakan, senyuman boleh membuatkan kita dan orang di sekeliling kita rasa lebih bahagia.

"Topi ini adalah satu daripada siri rekaan untuk membaiki hubungan masyarakat," kata McCarthy yang kini belajar di Universiti California. - Agensi





Bebola daging seberat 222.5 paun paling besar di dunia

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:47 AM PST


Chef Matthew Mitnitsky meraikan kejayaannya selepas memecahkan rekod dunia sebagai bebola daging paling besar di Concord, New Hamsphire pada 1 November 2009. -Foto AP

222.5 paun! Itulah berat sebiji bebola daging paling besar yang dihasilkan oleh sebuah restoran Itali di Concord, New Hamphire.

Matthew Mitnitsky, tuan punya restoran tersebut berkata, bebola daging "gergasi" itu dikesahkan sebagai bebola paling besar oleh pegawai-pegawai pencatat rekod.

Menurut laporan media, pegawai Buku Rekod Dunia Guinness mengesahkan saiz bebola daging yang terbesar itu berjaya memecahkan rekod dunia.

Pegawai itu mempersembahkan Mitnisky dengan satu plak.

Rekod lama seberat 198.6 paun baru dicatatkan sebulan lalu selepas hos program bicara, Jimmy Kimmel nekad untuk memecahkan rekod di Mexico.

Rekod seberat 109 paun dicatatkan pada Ogos lalu.

Mitnisky berkata dia terlibat "untuk 'membawa balik bebola daging' ke Pantai Timur kerana rekod itu berasal dari situ." AP




Breakfast For The Mind

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 03:23 AM PST

The persistent mewing from the cat next door woke me up. It was still dark. I looked at the clock. I could barely make out the hands without my glasses. The long hand pointed to somewhere between seven and eight. Just then, Wuan walked into the room. She was getting ready for work. It must be around 7.30 am then.

I closed my eyes, trying to get back to sleep. I could not. There were one thousand and one things swirling in my mind. Not a good start to the morning. I needed ten hours of sleep to wake up refreshed. I just had six. Wuan was about to leave for work. It must be nearing eight. Sleep did not come still. I trashed about restlessly, my eyes still closed. My right heel ached.

It was still too early to get up. I asked Wuan for the book. A thick one it was. When I first held it in my hand, I wondered if I could ever finish it, remembering that Tuesdays with Morrie was only half read since three years ago. I flipped the pages to where I stopped last. Henry, Clare, dates. I am already one third through now. What that confused me earlier was now keeping me intrigued as Clare began to grow up and bloom into a young woman.

I covered twenty pages this morning. And then I felt sleepy, not because the story was boring but because I had not fulfiled my ten hour quota yet. My eyelids were becoming heavy. I closed the book and went back to sleep. The Time Traveler's Wife can wait. That was breakfast for me, for when I woke up, I dove straight to lunch. I did not know I could satiate my morning appetite that way. What an interesting concept – time traveling.

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Sibu In The Blue Ocean - Part 5

Posted: 06 Nov 2009 12:46 AM PST

Continuing from Part 4 where Kee Hian put the audience to dream about Sibu, the speaker then went on further to spur the floor to have dreams:

5. Sibu as a place which is a healthy and thriving city, by day and by night, in social, cultural, sporting and spiritual aspects.
6. Sibu as a place which has continuous renewal and re-invention of all areas of economic, social and spiritual endeavours.
7. Sibu to have accelerated economic development and growth in terms of GDP, equitable wealth distribution and employment.
8.Sibu to be the first in Malaysia to achieve "high-income" status.

Photo: Terrence Tan of MPI


Era Najib Altantuya : Asri Bela JK Masjid Undang ADUN Bukan Islam

Posted: 05 Nov 2009 11:48 PM PST

Bekas Mufti Perlis, Dr Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin menyifatkan kenyataan Pengarah Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS), Datuk Mohamed Khusrin Munawi bahawa orang bukan Islam tidak boleh memasuki masjid merupakan satu pandangan yang sempit.

Beliau berkata pandangan sedemikian menunjukkan Islam mewujudkan permusuhan di kalangan orang bukan Islam.

"Jika pandangan yang seperti ini cuba diamalkan, ia menunjukkan seakan Islam itu wujudkan permusuhan dengan bukan Islam.

"Saya ingin menasihatkan kepada JAIS dan juga rakan-rakannya supaya janganlah memberi pandangan-pandangan yang sempit hingga akhirnya masyarakat bukan Islam akan melihat Islam dari sudut yang negatif," katanya kepada mStar Online.

Mohd Asri berkata demikian bagi mengulas kenyataan Mohamed Khusrin yang dilaporkan bahawa orang bukan Islam tidak boleh memasuki masjid kerana mereka dikategorikan sama seperti wanita didatangi haid.

Kenyataan Mohamed Khusrin itu merujuk kepada tindakan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Seri Andalas, Dr. Xavier Jayakumar yang berucap di dewan utama sebuah masjid di Taman Sri Andalas, Klang Ogos lalu.

Justeru Mohamed Khusrin dilaporkan berkata bahawa ahli jawatankuasa masjid berkenaan akan dikenakan tindakan undang-undang kerana membenarkan Xavier berucap di dewan masjid tersebut.

Bagaimanapun jelas Mohd Asri, beliau tidak mahu memfokuskan kepada kandungan ucapan ADUN berkenaan asalkan institusi masjid tidak digunakan sebagai alat untuk menentang Islam.

"Saya tak mahu fokus kepada ADUN berkenaan ataupun kandungan ucapannya, saya bukan nak cakap kes dia, tapi kenyataan JAIS yang kata orang bukan Islam tak boleh masuk masjid itu yang lebih penting.

"Tetapi jika seseorang itu masuk dan tidak mengganggu masjid, tidak mencemar masjid, atau nak berbincang dengan orang Islam, menerangkan tentang kebajikan yang nak dibuat seperti penerangan tentang kesihatan, penyakit mereka boleh masuk... selagi bukan nak menentang Islam," katanya.

Tegas Mohd Asri, pandangan berhubung orang bukan Islam tidak boleh masuk ke dalam masjid tidak sesuai diamalkan dalam negara yang mempunyai pelbagai bangsa dan agama seperti Malaysia.

"Malah pandangan seperti ini akan menghalang minat kepada golongan bukan Islam untuk mendekati Islam.

"Ia akan menimbulkan salah sangka, mereka mungkin tidak tahu apa maksudnya, bagaimana mereka pula dianggap sebagai wanita haid.

"Pandangan sempit sesetengah golongan agama ini menimbulkan salah faham orang bukan Islam di Malaysia ini," katanya.

Ditanya sama ada kenyatan seperti ini menunjukkan kelemahan JAIS dalam menangani isu berkenaan dengan lebih terbuka dan sensitif, Mohd Asri berkata: "Ini adalah satu lagi masalah JAIS, jika ada orang beri pandangan yang berbeza seperti ini mereka akan kata orang itu Wahabi, padahal ini tidak ada kaitan dengan Wahabi.

"Ini soal melihat pandangan yang lebih terbuka, padahal jika mereka (orang bukan Islam) masuk ke dalam masjid, mungkin banyak perkara yang mereka dapat manfaat daripadanya."

Dalam pada itu, Mohd Asri yang juga pensyarah Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) menasihatkan agar satu pembaharuan secara menyeluruh dilakukan terhadap JAIS bagi menunjukkan kematangan Islam.

"Saya fikir satu pembaharuan perlu dilakukan secara bersunguh-sungguh dalam JAIS, mereka perlu menunjukkan keluasan fikiran... mereka perlu mengamalkan pendekatan yang lebih memperlihatkan kematangan Islam di negara ini," katanya. -MSTAR



AJK masjid pertahan tindakan jemput Dr Xavier berucap
Salhan K Ahmad


Seorang ahli jawatankuasa Masjid Taman Sri Andalas mempertahankan tindakan menjemput exco kerajaan Selangor, Dr Xavier Jayakumar berucap di satu majlis berbuka puasa di situ, Ogos lalu.

Mohamad Tarmizi Ismail berkata, setakat ini tidak ada arahan rasmi daripada Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor (JAIS) yang melarang masjid-masjid di negeri itu dimasuki oleh orang bukan Islam.

Beliau diminta mengulas kenyataan Pengarah Jais, Datuk Mohamed Khusrin Munawi untuk mengambil tindakan terhadap jawatankuasa majlis itu kerana membenarkan Dr Xavier, yang juga ADUN PKR bagi Seri Andalas, berucap di dewan utama masjid itu.

Kehadiran Dr Xavier di masjid tersebut dibantah oleh pergerakan Pemuda Umno Kota Raja yang menghantar memorandum kepada Jais memintanya menyiasat tindakan jawatankuasa masjid itu.

"Setakat ini tidak ada apa-apa arahan kepada masjid yang melarang orang bukan Islam daripada memasuki masjid," tegas Mohamad Tarmizi.

"Sepatutnya Jais keluarkanlah arahan rasmi (dahulu) supaya jelas kepada seluruh umat Islam di Selangor," katanya ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini hari ini.

Ditanya mengenai kenyataan pengarah Jais itu bahawa orang bukan Islam tidak boleh memasuki masjid kerana mereka dikategorikan sama seperti wanita Islam yang didatangi haid, Mohamad Tarmizi menjawab:

"Itu saya tidak boleh jawablah, sebab saya bukan mufti.

Reaksi Dr Xavier

"Tapi kalau kita sekat orang bukan Islam datang ke masjid, macam mana kita nak sampaikan dakwah kepada mereka?

"Tapi Masjid Negara dan Masjid Putrajaya pun boleh dikunjungi oleh orang bukan Islam.

"Masjid-masjid ini sediakan jubah untuk wanita bukan Islam supaya mereka menutup aurat ketika masuk masjid," tambahnya.

Menurut Mohamad Tarmizi lagi, Masjid Taman Sri Andalas bagaimanapun tidak mempunyai prasarana sebegitu untuk kemudahan wanita bukan Islam menutup aurat.

Jelasnya lagi, Dr Xavier sekadar memberi ucapan aluan di majlis berbuka puasa tersebut yang dihadiri kira-kira 300 orang jemaah.

"Belaiu cuma berucap alu-aluan saja, bukannya ceramah atau apa. Berucap pun sekejap saja sebab pada masa itu sudah dekat hendak berbuka sangat," kata ahli jawatankuasa itu.

Tambahnya, selain Dr Xavier, turut berucap di majlis itu ahli parlimen PAS bagi Kota Raja, Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud.

Sementara itu, akhbar Sinar Harian hari ini memetik Dr Xavier sebagai menafikan dakwaan di laman blog yang beliau memberikan ceramah di masjid tersebut.

Beliau dilaporkan ke masjid tersebut bagi memenuhi undangan majlis berbuka puasa bersama penduduk kawasan terbabit memandang exco kesihatan dan hal-ehwal bukan Islam itu seorang ADUN di situ.

Dr Xavier mengakui memasuki masjid tersebut tetapi hanya memberi ucapan alu-aluan di majlis tersebut yang disifatkannya sebagai aktiviti bersama rakyat yang sentiasa beliau penuhi. -malaysiakini


Ulasan GB

Dimana pemimpin PAS di dalam hal ini? Mengapa tiada respons sehingga Dr. MAZA nampaknya lebih ke depan di dalam menjelaskan isu ini? Terima kasih dan tahniah Dr. MAZA.

Mana Presiden, Timbalan Presiden, Setiausaha Agong, Ketua penerangan, Pengerusi Disiplin dan lain2. Apakah hanya aktif dan galak nak "menyerang" blogger anti-UG dengan menuduh mereka memfitnah, tetapi lemah dan lembab menangani isu ummah dan jemaah. Apakah ada kong kalikong mufti Selangor dengan pucuk pimpinan tertinggi PAS?

Malah isu wang ehsan Kelantan pun tiada sebarang kenyataan rasmi dari pucuk pimpinan tertinggi parti.

Bila ditegur LEMBAB DAN PEMALAS, tahu melenting dan nak marah, kemudian berpura-pura bertanya di mana ukhwah. Ukhwah dijadikan alasan untuk menutup mulut blogger, tetapi seandainya mereka melakukan serangan itu, seperti Hassan Ali pecat Khalid dan Saari, Nasharuddin bertemu blogger UMNO, Idris belasah kritikan dan pandangan orang lain, mereka membiarkan ahli-ahli PAS menghina sepertimana UMNO menghina Mursyidul Am, itu tak mengapa.

Dasar berat sebelah seperti di dalam kisah 3Abdul. Sebijik macam UMNO dengan SPRMnya.




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