Tuesday, December 22, 2009

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Posted: 22 Dec 2009 08:00 AM PST

Whose head is this?


A Hellish Ride To and Fro Ipoh with Delicious Food in Singapore

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 08:03 AM PST



Try your best to avoid taking rides from this company or the other called Cepat Express. Gawd.. You could seriously get yourself killed while travelling. On my journey up to Ipoh last week, I took the Cepat Express bus. Bus supposed to take off at 8.30p.m but it got delayed without any notice until 9.45p.m. Along the journey, it make many stops and this caused me to arrive Ipoh at 3.45 a.m. Seriously wtf!






The journey back was even worst than going up. At first, got tickets from KKKL counter in Ipoh which says they're making trips from Ipoh to Malacca. But on that day, they divert us to another bus company called AB Express. This is a huge WTF! It's a scam! I'm fine with the changes if the bus is in good condition and I arrive safely. But, what the hell.. after an hour journey, the bus broke down out of nowhere and I got stuck in the middle of the highway for 3 freaking hours because those idiots had to send a bus from KL instead of getting buses from other stations.



Got fed up with excuses and I called the company and give them a piece of my mind. The bus came and the journey back was totally horrible. Couldn't sleep at all. That driver was speeding at 110-120 km/h, overshot few red lights, sped while cornering.. I could get myself killed that day. He make a 4 hours journey from Ipoh to Malacca into 2 hours. Great... That's why Malaysia public transport sucked badly. Puspakom officers around bus stations are just smoking their pipes off instead of checking the buses. No credibility, accountability, efficiency.. totally zero... Glad that there's now train to Ipoh..





As for Singapore.. I begin to think that there's more delicious, clean and cheap food there than in Malaysia..
















This is a must try! Visit Boon Keng Restaurant.. Best Hainanese chicken rice.. Syok giler...


'Umno-linked contractors to blame'

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 08:47 AM PST

A Terengganu-based NGO says cosy ties between politicians and contractors have led to shoddy work on several new buildings in the state.

Majlis Permuafakatan Rakyat Terengganu (Mampat) blamed Umno-linked contractors for shoddy work on several new buildings in the state that have come to grief and its president Mohamad Fauzi Abdullah called these contractors OKU or Orang Kuat Umno (Umno supporters) when he was asked to comment on the collapse of the roof of the RM4.2 million bus terminal in Kuala Berang yesterday.


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Posted: 22 Dec 2009 08:28 AM PST


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The Prodigal Son

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 08:06 AM PST

You know, I've been finding it real hard to get into the Christmas spirit. Slowly but surely I was succeeding in find a little of that lost spirit but this evening I heard something from my mom that kinda made me lose whatever little spirit I had found.

There I was in the midst of cooking my dinner when all of a sudden my mom comes into the kitchen and tell me she and my cousins were in Klang (a township not far away from where I live) and they happen to see my uncle walking on the streets going god knows where. Now that sounds normal enough, right?

Well, she then told me that he was wearing a torn t-shirt and a pants that was also torn but patched up in so many places that he resembled a beggar! They were shocked to say the least and they stopped to ask him where he was going. They were seriously taken aback by his outlook.

I'm getting a little too ahead of myself. Let me back track a little so you'll get a clearer picture of all this. Some of you, my long time readers would probably remember that I spoke about a cousin of my who delved into the world of drug addiction.

This guy is the only son of my uncle. He's been in and out of this drug business and I thought he finally got his act together. The last I heard, which was quite a while back, was that he was working in a hypermarket or something. Well, good for him, I thought. At least it'll lift the burden his parents has to shoulder. At least he's being responsible again. And by the way, he in his 30's.

Back to present day story. They stopped and asked him where he was going and why was he walking by the main road in the middle of the day. I don't really remember where my mom said he was going but that he didn't have money to take a bus! I felt my heart drop at those words.

Didn't have the money to take a bus? My god! My mom and my cousins asked him what happened to his son? How come he isn't taking care of you. That's when he told them that the useless bum quit his job and just sits at home and expects him (the father) to magically get money!

he looked kinda pale and weak and they asked him if he had eaten and he said no. So they took him and bought him some food. One of my other cousins wanted to go over to his house and bash up my useless bum of a cousin for being such a jerk and making his dad, which is close to 60 plus if I'm not wrong work while he sits at home shaking his legs! Unfortunately (or fortunately) he wasn't in.

The way she described how my uncle was dressed, with a torn t-shirt and pants, walking like a vagrant in the streets made me feel so awful. I mean I grew up and stayed with this uncle for god knows how many years and to know the condition he is in makes me sick to the core. The last I saw him, which was quite a while back, things looked fine.

I really don't know the entire story of why my cousin quit his job but knowing him, he's just too bloody lazy and is probably back into his drug taking ways. I really do not understand him. Everyone has tried their best to help him overcome his drug ways and help him get back on his feet and at one time he was doing good.

He had a job and had dreams and ambitions. Got married, had a kid, wanted to get a car but now suddenly he's back to square one. And he's the only child at that. How can he even put his dad through such hardship, god alone knows. I wonder what went wrong. Maybe I should recommend him some Philadelphia jobs.

I'm not rich and cannot give my mom a lot of things but at least I make sure she has a house to stay in and food to eat and not worry about having to pay rental and stuff like that. His dad is old and sickly and now works as a security guard in a church and not getting much and he has to pay the house rent, utilities and whatnots. How can someone deteriorate so much? How can someone even do something like that to ones own parents?

I was cooking a nice dinner for myself when my mom told me this and after hearing the story, I lost my appetite. There I was going to stuff my face with something nice and my uncle probably doesn't have enough money to even have a decent meal! What a Christmas it's going to be for him. And his wife (my aunty) well, she's another story altogether!

Whatever Christmas spirit I managed to find went down the drain again. Siggghhh ... Gee, I've been posting nothing but depressing posts the past couple of weeks. If I keep this up, I'll probably get the most depressing blog award soon. But then, with the way things are, how do I even post something cheerful?
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Peralatan Tentera Lesap, Cermin Kepimpinan BN

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 06:55 AM PST

Dua enjin pesawat tempur, pelancar grenad dari kes Al-Maunah, dan bom peledak C4 dari kes Altantuya Shaariibuu adalah sampel peralatan militer jutaan ringgit yang hilang dibawah pengawasan pasukan keselamatan negara.

Pakatan Rakyat berpendapat kegagalan melindungi aset ketenteraan dari jatuh ke tangan musuh mencerminkan sejauh mana ampuh kesungguhan pemerintah mempertahankan kedaulatan negara.

"Ini membuka mata kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia bahawa orang yang kita amanahkan mengabaikan tanggungjawab mereka termasuk Menteri dan juga Perdana Menteri sekarang. Di mana, satu hilang di zaman dia sebagai Menteri Pertahanan dan satu lagi hilang di zaman dia sebagai Perdana Menteri 1Malaysia. Kedua-duanta memberikan gambaran berkenaan Najib,"katanya Ahli Parlimen Bukit Gantang, Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin.

Agensi berita AFP melaporkan peralatan tentera bernilai jutaan ringgit dipercayai telah dijual ke pasaran gelap.

Peguam Negara Abdul Gani Patail berkata kecurian dua enjin pesawat tempur F-5E TUDM baru-baru ini dipercayai berlaku pada 1 November 2007.

Dibawa keluar dari Skuadron ke-12 Butterworth, dua enjin terbabit dipercayai hilang ketika menunggu giliran untuk diselenggarakan di Pengkalan Udara TUDM Sungai Besi.

Namun kecurian ini hanya disedari pada Mei 2008. Laporan polis hanya dibuat tiga bulan kemudian.

"Kementerian Pertahanan yang kita tahu melibatkan pembelian-pembelian barangan yang amat bernilai tinggi dan bajet yang tinggi sebelum ini, saya melihat di sini berkemungkinan ada perkara-perkara yang cuba dibendung daripada pengetahuan umum,"kata Ahli Parlimen Balik Pulau, Yusmadi Yusoff.

Kementerian Pertahanan melaporkan empat individu termasuk pegawai TUDM ditahan berhubung kes ini.

Liputan media bagaimanapun tidak menyeluruh, disebalik janji pemerintah untuk tidak menutup kes ini dari pengetahuan awam.

Ketua Turus Tentera Azizan Ariffin berkata kecurian dua enjin pesawat tempur ini hanyalah sekelumit dari laporan audit yang mendedahkan lebih banyak peralatan tentera gagal dikesan.

"Secara keseluruha saya melihat ketika mana Najib menerajui Kementerian Pertahanan dia banyak terpalit dengan perkara-perkara yang menunjukkan bahawa sisitem keselamatan ketenteraaan amat lemah sekali . ini sedikit sebanyak membuktikan beliau tidak mampu menerajui negara apatah lagi kementerian yang hanya merupakan sebahagian tanggungjawab sebagai seorang pemimpin pertama negara,"katanya Yusmadi.

Menteri Pertahanan Zahid Hamidi akui bahawa ada lagi komponen jet F-5E yang masih hilang.

Turut hilang adalah rekod perkhidmatan dan penyelenggaran pesawat terbabit. Ia disedari hilang selepas komponen yang hendak diperbaiki itu tidak sampai ke destinasinya.

Zahid berkata komponen ini telah dihantar ke Amerika Selatan, dan pembeli enjin itu mempunyai pejabat di Malaysia dan cawangan di negara-negara jiran.

"Ini satu malapetaka, tragedi kepada negara kita untuk menjadi satu penyedar kepada rakyat Malaysia.

"Bagaimana insiden hilangnya satu alat untuk menjaga keselamatan negara tiba-tiba di curi oleh orang yang diamanahkan atau di tidak mengambil tanggungjawab,"katanya Nizar.




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Pemimpin Sunnah Wal Jamaah Tegas Anwar Tidak Bersalah

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 06:32 AM PST

Pengerusi Kesatuan Ulamak Sedunia Sheikh Dr Yusuf Abdullah Al-Qaradawi yakin Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim tidak bersalah dan menjadi mangsa fitnah berhubung pertuduhan liwat terhadap beliau.

Beliau turut mendesak agar kes qazaf yang difailkan terhadap Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan lebih setahun lalu dipercepatkan dan diselesaikan segera.

Tokoh Maaf Hijrah itu menegaskan Mahkamah Syariah tidak mempunyai alasan untuk melengah-lengahkan keadilan Islam kepada penuduh mahupun yang tertuduh.

Tambahan lagi dengan kesahihan daripada empat orang doktor yang membuktikan tiada kesan luka di bahagian sulit Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

"Dia yakin insyaallah anwar tidak bersalah dan isu ini akan dapat diselesaikan dengan tuntas," katanya.

Ini dikatakan oleh Sheikh Al-Qardhawi dalam pertemuan dengan Anwar dan beberapa orang pemimpin Islam di Putrajaya Isnin lalu.

Ahli Majlis Pimpinan Pusat, Dr Mohammad Nur Manuty yang turut hadir dalam perjumpaan itu memberitahu yusuf sangat yakin Anwar tidak bersalah.

"Syeikh Qardhawi amat menyokon penuh supaya kes ini jangan ditangguh-tangguhkan lagi dan segera diselesaikan mengikut pendekatan syariah, dan diserahkan kepada mahkamah tertinggi, kerana kata qardawi anwar dah mengalami kesengsaraan jiwa, keluarga, politik, beliau dlam keadaan yang diserang oleh pihak-pihak yang tidak bermoral," katanya.

Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi yang dikurniakan Tokoh Maal Hijrah oleh kerajaan Malaysia berpendapat Anwar telah diserang daripada segi peribadi, keluarga dan politik oleh pihak yang tidak bermoral.-ATIQAH YAACOB (TVS)




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Che Det threatens to sue Mkini, Kit Siang and Wain

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 07:06 AM PST

UPDATED 10PM The former premier has 'reserved the right' to sue author Barry Wain, opposition leader Lim Kit Siang and online news daily Malaysiakini for defamation.

In his latest posting, Dr M has welcomed Lim Kit Siang's proposal for Najib to set up a royal commission on whether I burned RM100 billion on grandiose projects and corruption during my 22-year reign.

He said that
such a commission should not be made up of Government nominees but should have as members impeccable people including foreigners and members of Transparency International.

Also, Mahathir mentioned that the commission should not confine to one Prime Minister only but to Tun Abdullah Badawi's regime.


RM13,000 IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MILLIONS

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 06:01 AM PST

I had on three occasions ( August 30, 2008, March 30, 2009 and May 23, 2009) posted articles relating to Tourism Malaysia's Director General Dato Mirza Muhammad Taiyab corruption charges, in which he was alleged to have accepted settlement for his dental treatment costing RM13,000, and of which the court's acquitted him of all charges.

I was somewhat surprised to hear that the Kuala Lumpur High Court had recently allowed MACC to appeal against Dato Mirza's acquittal, and is thereby likely to drag the latter once again through a prolong and treacherous trial.

I think Dato Mirza has suffered enough through his previous trial, that saw the admittance of the owner of the dental clinic that Dato Mirza had no knowledge as to who actually paid for his dental treatment.

I do not understand the basis of MACC's appeal, but I believe there is a 'hidden hand' behind this case that wants Dato Mirza silence, and that he be found guilty as charged. I also cannot understand MACC's persistence over a case involving a mere RM13,000, whereas there are other bigger cases that requires serious attention that costs millions. I am just curious to know if the MACC have started serious investigations into the Khir Toyo's palatial RM24 million home (or thereabout). And what about the RM12 million former PM's home that is currently being constructed, and the money laundering acts of a state Menteri Besar and some 'big shots'. Are these not serious cases that requires urgent treatment, rather than going after a small fry like Dato Mirza?

I have every reason to believe that Dato Mirza is a victim rather than an accuse. I do not believe that he had done something wrong as accused. I sense that someone his superior is not too please with him for not towing the line. I believe some senor politicians are involved, and this is where the MACC should start doing some serious investigation. I am not implying that a former Minister is involved, but the least the MACC could do is to investigate, and to give Dato Mirza a fair trial.

There is nothing worse than to see Dato Mirza be found guilty through a miscarriage of justice. And as a Muslim, 'fitnah' is a grievous crime in the eyes of Allah, and the wrath of Allah is severe and extreme for those who are guilty of 'fitnah' against a fellow human being. MACC had better watch this.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Paki barbarity and justice

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 05:00 AM PST

Pakistan court orders ears and noses to be cut off

A Pakistani court has ordered that two men have their ears and noses cut off, as punishment for doing the same to a woman who refused to marry one of them. The two brothers were found guilty of kidnapping 20-year-old Fazeelat Bibi, one of their cousins, in September. The judge in Lahore also sentenced them to life in prison. Sentence was passed on Monday under a rarely invoked Islamic law dating from the 1980's. In the past similar sentences have been revoked on appeal.

'Eye for an eye'Government prosecutor Ehtisham Qadir said the punishment had been awarded in accordance with the Islamic principle of "an eye for an eye". Sher Mohammad and Amanat abducted Fazeelat Bibi as she returned home from work at a brick kiln in the Raiwind area of Lahore, the court heard. "They put a noose around her neck, and then cut off her ears and nose," Mr Qadir told the BBC. Three alleged accomplices are still being sought by police.

The crime was committed after Fazeelat Bibi's parents refused to give her hand in marriage to Sher Mohammad, Mr Qadir said. Islamic laws were introduced in Pakistan during the military regime of General Ziaul Haq in the 1980s. The BBC's M Ilyas Khan in Islamabad says punishments prescribed under the laws have rarely been awarded, and never carried out. Pakistani human rights activists have long campaigned for more to be done to stop attacks against women, which often include facial disfigurement. However, they also disagree with the type of punishment handed out in Lahore, correspondents say. BBC

But then it is expected of Pukistan, ooops Pakistan, On August 6 the judge Malak Saeed Ejaz of Multan Bench of Lahore High Court ordered for the medical examination of Saba Younas to ascertain her age. The medical report concluded that the girl is 16 to 17 years old and had reached the puberty; despite the fact her Catholic birth certificate plainly states she is 13. "After the medical report the chances of Saba's return are less" family lawyer Rashid Rehman says "because a 16 to 17 years old girl has reached puberty and 'is able' to get married'". Rehman noted another unfavourable factor was that on being questioned, the girl stated in the court that she is 17 years old and has 'converted to Islam and got married on her own will'". In full about the Pakis.


Pas Kena Buat Hisbah Penilaian Terhadap Ahli Parlimen Pas, Adun Dan Exco

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 04:53 AM PST

Pas perlu buat kajian yang lebih mendalam atau menghisbah seluruh Ahli Parlimen Pas, Adun dan Exco Pas sebelum dan selepas menang pilihanraya pru-12 supaya nampak lebih telus dan bersih sebagai memenuhi dasar Pas yang menjadikan Al-Quran dan Hadis sebagai dasar Pas. Perkara berikut wajib di ambil kira;

1- Sebagai Ahli Parlimen berapa kekayaan yang mereka perolehi sebelum dan selepas menang pilihanraya. Jika jadi kaya selepas menang pilihanraya, daripada sumber mana kekayaan itu datang. Bagaimana mereka dapat perolehi rumah mewah dan kereta mewah sedangkan mereka hanya sebagai Ahli Parlimen sahaja. Jika sebelumnya mereka adalah ahli perniagaan itu boleh diterima tapi jika tidak ada apa-apa perniagaan setelah menang itu mesti disiasat. Jika tidak hanya umpama 'ketam mengajar anaknya berjalan betul'.

2-Sebagai Adun di peringkat negeri tanpa ada sebarang jawatan lain sebelum menang pilihanraya hanya orang biasa tapi tiba-tiba dah menang mampu hidup mewah itu juga boleh dipertikaikan hasil harta yang mereka perolehi. Mampu milik rumah ratusan ribu ringgit, daripada sumber mana mereka perolehi.

3-Begitu juga yang menjawat jawatan Exco sudah tentu ujiannnya lebih besar kerana mereka bertanggungjawab dalam meluluskan satu-satu projek di peringkat negeri. Adakah mereka ikut prosedur atau hanya sekadar meluluskan saja satu-satu projek kerana habuan besar sedang menunggu di belakang pintu. Jangan hanya mengutamakan kontraktor yang pro Umno dan jadi kasihan kepada mereka yang sudah 52 tahun membolot projek kerajaan negeri tapi menyisihkan kontraktor baru yang merupakan penyokong Pakatan Rakyat terutamanya di Selangor dan Kedah.

Kita sering diperdengarkan dengan sejarah Khalifah Abu Bakar As-Siddiq, Khalifah Umar Al-Khatab, Khalifah Osman, Saidina Ali dan Khalifah Umar Abdul Aziz dalam pentadbiran dan pemerintahan yang dijadikan bahan kempen dalam ceramah tapi jika yang sebaliknya terjadi amat malang bagi Pas sebagai sebuah Parti Islam.

Siapakah yang lebih telus dalam tiga parti utama Pakatan Rakyat dalam memerangi rasuah? Adakah Pas, Dap atau PKR. Dalam Konvensyen Pakatan Rakyat Sabtu lepas ketiga-tiga parti itu istihar jihad perangi rasuah, semoga ianya akan jadi kenyataan dan bukan hanya khayalan semata-mata.

Rakyat yang sudah muak dengan Umno-bn hanya mahukan perubahan dalam pemerintahan negeri-negeri yang dikuasai Pakatan Rakyat bukannya melihat Pakatan Rakyat dan Umno-bn sama saja dalam bab rasuah. -misaimerah

Ulasan GB

MP PAS perlu menunjukkan contoh teladan kepada MP-MP yang lain, terlebih lagi kepada pengundinya dan kepada rakyat seluruhnya.

Itu arahan. Arahan siapa? Arahan dari Allah dan RasulNya.

Firmanullah
"Hai orang-orang yang beriman, penuhilah aqad-aqad itu"
Al-Maidah 1

Sabda Rasulullah s.a.w.

Tidaklah seorang pemimpin yang dituntut oleh Allah supaya memimpin rakyatnya yang ia mati kerana tiba ajalnya padahal ia telah melakukan kecurangan dalam pimpinannya, melainkan Allah mengharamkan syurga baginya.

Cukup kat situ.

Yang kedua, bagi menghadapi pemrintahaan BN era Najib, MP PAS perlu mempunyai tahap kerja yang lebih baik dari kepimpinan Najib. MP PAS perlu bukan sahaja menunujukkan mutu kerja yang terbaik, tetapi juga prestasi yang cemerlang. Rakyat akan membandingkan pencapaian MP PR dengan MP BN. Rakyat kurang mengerti untuk membanding dasar, yang dilihat Najib ada KPI, ada NKRA, ada 1 Malaysia. Kita tidak boleh setiap masa memperkecilkan idea-idea itu jika kita sendiri tidak mampu melahirkan alternatif lain kerana rakyat memandang itu hasil idea Najib yang dijadikan dasar kerajaan pimpinannya walaupun ada diantara idea itu hanya auta belaka. Hanya gempak pada nama tapi isinya tiada.

Rakyat tidak dapat menerima MP-MP yang tahap kerjanya "mediocre". Yang ponteng. Yang hanya pandai berceramah tapi tak pandai bekerja, yang hanya pandai berpakaian segak tetapi rupa-rupanya bebal, yang diharapkan membela mereka, tetapi rupa-rupanya hanya membela perut dan masa depan politiknya sendiri.

Jadi hubaya-hubaya. Kita dipandang dan dinilai dari segala arah.


gurau

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:48 AM PST

korang ni kuat sentap x?...

sentap tu ape ek?

sedihlah kalau korang sentap pun x tau ape?...

ko nak kena lempang sentap pun ko x tau...

akak ngan kawan2 akak mmg mulut macam puaka kalau bergurau...kalau cerca mencerca tu adalah acara wajib..walaupun ko mase tu x buat silap ape2 pun...ko tetap kena cerca...

kekadang tu sian tengok kak cam ..selalu je menjadi bahan cercaan geng2 akak..termasuk lah akak...ala..akak pun selalu kena cerca ngan geng2 akak..mane yg pondan..yang jantan..yang pompuan semua dah jadi satu...BERMULUT PONDAN....

cukup pondan?

tapi harap2 kak cam x lah simpan dalam kan kak...jangan ujung2 ko kumpul semua sentapan itew...opsss

tapi kitorang x simpan dalam..sekadar kata2 ....rase macam x hepenning lak kalau x cerca mencerca ni...sedih lah statment berani mati....

tapi ade gak sesetengah manusia ni mmg jenis x leh bergurau....kita cakap skit terus melenting...tu boring tu...

so kawan2 akak pun ade kategorinya...ade yang tahan sentap..ko maki lah or cerca bagai nak rak..dia gelak je...

ade pulak ko puji dia chantek...terus sentap sebab dia rase kita perli2 dia..susah kan..puji salah x puji salah...habis tu ko nak aku cakap ape..." buruknya muka ko...rase nak muntah aku tengok muka ko"...cam tu ke...lagi lah ko sentap kan...

mak tau mak chantek..please dont mention it...kekwat ni

kekadang tu perangai mmg mintak kena cerca..tu lah yang mendapat tu kan...

so orang2 cam ni selalunya adalah orang2 yang jarang2 geng akak ajak lepak...

sebab ape..x heppening dan x leh gurau...lagi satu bila ko mula sentap..satu meja yang duduk ngan ko akan jadi boring dan xde mood...

kadang tu orang dengar macam bergaduh..tp sebenarnya bergurau...kalau serius je..ssedih lah..baik ko masuk kelas mengait kemas kat balai raya je...

ape pun kita kena ingat ...gurau pun ade batasnya..x semua benda kita boleh gurau...dah ko kena pandai macam mane nak gurau dengan orang2 yang kuat sentap ni...

bg akak...lantak korang lah..kalau korang rase korang x leh nak gurau...baik ko duk surau..x gitew...
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If you thought Malaysia was bad, the Indons are worse Arsxehoxes

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:29 AM PST

Aceh Sharia forbids Chinese dance of the lions

Jakarta (AsiaNews) - Indonesians of Chinese descent are in revolt against the decision of the Religious Affairs Office of Aceh, which has banned the popular barongsay (the dance of the lions, ed) during the commemorations of the fifth anniversary of the tsunami. The authorities explain that it is clearly extraneous to local culture and they want to "maintain religious harmony." The descendants of the Chinese replicate by describing the decision as "ridiculous".

Kim, an Indonesian of Chinese descent in North Jakarta, speaks of a "ridiculous and shameful" decision, in open violation of the five basic principles (the Pancasila) that "ensure full respect for cultural diversity." They are the five pillars of secular nationalism, on which the country has built its history since independence in 1945. "The decision to ban the barongsay - he adds - humiliates the various ethnic groups in Indonesia, including the Chinese people of Aceh."...

A. Rahman TB, an official of the Religious Affairs Office of Aceh - the most fundamentalist province of the country, where Islamic law is in force - justifies the decision stressing that the dance "has never been represented before" and the desire to maintain" religious harmony among the Muslims of Aceh and other ethnic groups in the province".

"It's stupid" replies Martini, a woman of Chinese origin who lives in Jakarta, based on "completely unfounded reasons". The Chinese community states that the barongsay has"no religious character", but is only a" cultural show ". Finally they add that they received all necessary permits from local authorities, including a police permit....Asia News . Hat tip: Dhimmi Watch


Sidang Media Rosmah Terencat Bila DiSergah Soalan Cepumas

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:25 AM PST

Isteri Perdana Menteri, Rosmah Mansor (gambar) terus diasak dengan soalan yang 'melemaskannya' menyebabkan sidang akhbar yang diadakannya terus ditamatkan serta merta.

Isu terbaru pemindahan wang RM600,000 secara tidak sah ke Dubai Ogos tahun lalu, yang didedahkan oleh Pengarah Strategi Pakatan Rakyat, Tian Chua.

Sebelum ini, pada sidang akhbar di Singapura, Rosmah juga ditanya mengenai pelbagai dakwaan buruk terhadapnya, yang dipercayai mengenai pendedahan penyiasat persendirian P Balasubramaniam yang mengaitkannya dengan 'kehilangan' nya yang misteri serta pembunuhan model mongolia Altantuya Shaariibuu.

Beliau menyifatkan semuanya itu tuduhan-tuduhan liar yang dilemparkan oleh musuh-musuh politiknya.

Hari ini sekali lagi, beliau disergah dengan soalan 'cepumas'. Apabila pemberita bertanyakan hal pemindahan wang berkenaan, sidang media itu terus ditamatkan.

"Saya tidak mengulas gosip. Saya tidak mengulas pembohongan. tanyalah soalan yang relevan yang lebih besar untuk manfaat semua rakyat Malaysia," katanya pada sidang akhbar yang terhenti separuh jalan selepas majlis pemberian bantuan khas Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat kepada 10 NGO di sebuah hotel di Kuala Lumpur tengah hari ini.

Hadir sama menteri berkenaan Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil dan Menteri Pelancongan Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen.

Pada 17 Disember lalu, Tian Chua mendakwa berlaku pemindahan wang sebanyak RM600,000 kepada Rosmah melalui pengurup wang, yang kini dikenakan tindakan oleh Bank Negara Malaysia.

Ahli Parlimen Batu itu, mendakwa mempunyai dokumen mengenai pemindahan wang itu oleh pihak yang tidak disebutkannya.

Tian Chua mendakwa wang tersebut "kemungkinan bagi membiayai urusan membeli-belah" isteri perdana menteri.


Sibu In The Blue Ocean - Part 38

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:55 AM PST

I met up with Philip Wong and Melvin Goh this afternoon at Cafe Palmelia for exchange of views over teh tarik.

Philip Wong is my long-time buddy. Way back in 80s, we were active in Sibu championing consumer rights. Philip is a developer now with his base in KL. Despite that, his heart is still tied with threads of passion for Sibu.

Melvin Goh is Business Editor of Eastern Times, a local English daily. Soft-spoken, Melvin Goh has his heart set on Sibu also, albeit in another way. He is currently on a project writing life story of a prominent entrepreneur in Sibu.

Melvin asked for my views on the subject which I obliged.

I grabbed the opportunity to share with them in greater detail "Sibu In The Blue Ocean". Sibu being close to Philip and relevant to Melvin (by virtue of his book -writing project) drew the three of us into a good moment of sharing.

Let's keep "Sibu In The Blue Ocean" moving!

The picture shows (left to right) Philip Wong, Melvin Goh and me.


THEFT OF RMAF JET ENGINES - PUBLIC PERCEPTION ERODED

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 03:55 AM PST

The last few days, the new media is having a gala time reporting on the missing RMAF jet fighter engine, and instead of just one engine, now the number has increased to two. Just don't believe in that number as yet. It may be many more, because the bottom of the ice-berg can be 100 times larger than the tip. Isn't this the indication given by the Chief of Defence Force himself?

Now, I not going to blame anyone nor ask anyone to be jailed for the fiasco. But the many people that I met does not seem to be too happy at the way the government handles the issue, that is viewed as an act of treason by those involved in the theft of the engines. The punishment meted to those involved as reported, does not reflect the severity of the case. We are not taking about a motor car engine, but a jet fighter engine, and surely the original equipment manufacturer will be deeply concern as to which country gets possession the engine.

It was indicated in the main stream media of the likelihood that the engines had been shipped to a middle eastern country. My guess is a country under sanction by the US, and it was only upon the US having sensed that the engines could possibly be in the hands of a country under sanction, that our government decided to expose the theft. Hence, the two year long silence.

Another view as to why the government decided to keep the news under wraps at the time was because the country was nearing the 2008 General Elections, and exposing such an issues that impinge upon national security, would be disastrous for the ruling government. And to bring out the issue soon after the elections was not the right time either, because this will jeopardize the momentum that has been building up by pro Najib supporters, to ensure that Najib becomes the next Prime Minister, following BN's disastrous 2008 General Elections.

On hindsight, I believe that the government was wrong in keeping silence from public knowledge, this security related issue that has serious national and international repercussions. The government will now have to bear the brunt of public odium, and also possibly the loss of pubic confidence in the government's future handling of serious security related issues. Whatever reasons and justifications that the government has given now has little impact on building and reassuring public confidence, and this does not augur well for Najib's leadership.

Had the government acted promptly upon the theft being known in 2007, I believe public confidence would not have been badly eroded.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Learning Curves and Astounding Facts – All in 2009

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 12:21 AM PST

Social Media

1. If you use the status message feature in Facebook as a platform for sarcasm, to badmouth and diss other people, you will be bound with paranoia and KEEP THINKING THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU in their status messages. Perasan.
2. I am married to Azman and I am married to Twitter. I am a polygamist.
3. Blogging is a way of life. One who questions other's intention in blogging should be transported back to 1511 and ask the Portuguese why do they attack Malacca. The Portuguese would answer "SUKA HATI AKU LA!" and precede making money
4. When your children are sick do not send them to the nursery or babysitters. It is not nice when you are blogged about by the Mom whom child is infected from yours.
5. When a suspicious woman adds you in Facebook, she might be a stalker. And when the suspicious woman deletes all her photos in Facebook, SHE HAS INFERIORITY COMPLEX and YOU ARE CUTE.

Life

1. If you wear jeans and baby t with a pony tail, and your spouse wears short khakis and Superman t-shirt, do not blame the property agent for asking how much you have in your EPF's Account 2. College kids don't buy houses.
2. A woman who is working as a lecturer, married with 3 kids, dressed like a Muslimah with tudung jarang selempang nampak dada sikit, is not necessarily nice. In my case, SHE IS A SLUT.
3. When a man hits on a woman and gets rejected, the woman is ugly anyway. When a woman asks a man out and gets rejected, she was only kidding, and the man is dominated (DIKONGKONG) by his parents or his girlfriend or his wife. Sore loser.

To be continued..


Flashback : Meeting Blogger Friends @ July - Dec 2009

Posted: 21 Dec 2009 11:30 PM PST

The list continues...

I met KY for the first time @ this nice italian dinner... A nice homemade Italian dinner hosted by Anton. Read more>>

I met Twilight and Michi after having the photography session with Medie007 @ Putrajaya. I met them during our yamchar session near Taman Desa.

Met another three more bloggers i.e. L2, Jerry Kiat and Danny the big mouth during the Merdeka blogger gathering dinner... read more>>

After so many months of reading his blog, I finally met SK, our blogger celebrity with two languages in his blog... We met each other @ Jerry's birthday. read more>>

Yuen Steamboat Buffet was the place that i met lots of bloggers for the first time... hmmm... I met Will-i-am and the happy go lucky one...

I met Savante @ Bong and Josh's Birthday party too...

i think that's all folks ... who else i missed in the list that i met in year 2009... Do let me know if i missed some of you... :p hehehe.... December has not end yet... might have couple more for me to meet... :p

Anyway, anyone know how many bloggers that i met in Year 2009?


Dua Enjin Pesawat Lesap, Apa Kata Nizar?

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 01:31 AM PST

Tragedi kehilangan dua enjin pesawat tempur , F-5E, milik Tentera Udara Di Raja Malaysia (TUDM) yang hilang masing-masing berharga RM50 juta secara jelas memperlihatkan kredibiliti Perdana Menteri Najib Tun Razak sebagai pemimpin.

Ahli Parlimen Bukit Gantang, Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin berkata, Najib gagal melaksanakan tanggungjawabnya sebagai Menteri Pertahanan apabila jelas tragedi itu berlaku sewaktu beliau memegang jawatan itu.

Nizar berkata, rakyat seharusnya membuka mata berhubung isu ini dan sedar bahawa Najib telah mengabaikan tanggungjawab yang diberi .

"Ini membuka mata kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia bahawa orang yang kita amanahkan mengabaikan tanggungjawab mereka termasuk Menteri dan juga Perdana Menteri sekarang. Di mana, satu hilang di zaman dia sebagai Menteri Pertahanan dan satu lagi hilang di zaman dia sebagai Perdana Menteri 1Malaysia. Kedua-duanta memberikan gambaran berkenaan Najib,"katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika mengulas mengenai laporan Berita Harian hari ini bahawa bukan hanya satu enjin pesawat tempur, F-5E yang hilang tetapi dua.

Memetik laporan berkenaan, enjin kedua itu hilang ketika menunggu untuk diselenggarakan di Pengkalan Udara Kuala Lumpur dua tahun lalu dan hanya disedari pada Mei 2008. Bagaimanapun, laporan polis dibuat tiga bulan kemudian.

Laporan itu menyebut, kejadian dipercayai berlaku pada 1 November 2007, ketika enjin berkenaan dibawa keluar dari Skuadron Ke-12 Scorpion Butterworth, yang menempatkan pengkalan operasi pesawat itu untuk penyelenggaraan rutin di ibu negara.

Nizar tidak menolak kemungkinan bahawa terdapatnya usaha untuk menutup kes kehilangan enjin pesawat ini yang hanya dilaporkan setelah didedahkan pihak tertentu.

"Ini satu malapetaka, tragedi kepada negara kita untuk menjadi satu penyedar kepada rakyat Malaysia.

"Bagaimana insiden hilangnya satu alat untuk menjaga keselamatan negara tiba-tiba di curi oleh orang yang diamanahkan atau di tidak mengambil tanggungjawab,"katanya.

Enjin pertama pesawat pemintas F-5E bernilai kira-kira RM50 juta itu disedari hilang pada 2007 bersama rekod perkhidmatan dan penyelenggaraannya apabila komponen yang hendak diperbaiki itu tidak sampai ke destinasinya.

Kehilangan kedua-dua enjin pesawat ini dipercayai antara skandal penyelewengan terbesar dalam sejarah TUDM.

Ulasan GB

Kerana terlalu sibuk merompak negeri Perak waktu itu, sampaikan MAFIA yang ada dalam Kementerian Pertahanan sendiri yang merompak enjin-enjin pesawat tak disedari sewaktu Najib sendiri jadi menterinya.

Kalau di luarnegara, menteri sebegini sudah letak jawatan. Bukan macam kenyataan Zahid hari ini menyatakan perkara itu biasa berlaku di luarnegara. Satu helah untuk menutup pekung.

Tuhan itu Maha Adil. Kita tunggukan.
"Famaiya'mal mithqallazzaratain khairraiyaroh
wamaiya'mal mithqallazazratain syarraiyaroh"



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Medicine Man Arrested

Posted: 22 Dec 2009 12:48 AM PST

NEW DELHI: A man `pure 'arrested yesterday on charges of torturing children after some parents see their children throat trample him, ostensibly to cure catarrh.Jamun Yadav, 50, told police, he allows Hindunya purity power transfer energy through the site magic its legs.

He also claimed that his power enabled him to cure all diseases in Katihar, eastern India.


Police spokesman, Santosh Singh said: "The incident is very surprising. We have to catch that guy. The public does not know how he was treating patients when they agreed to allow him treat their children.

"He said he does not need any defense in court on the grounds he was talking to God.

"I'm sure it will be interesting trial." - Agencies


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