Sunday, December 6, 2009

A TARCIAN dinner

A TARCIAN dinner


A TARCIAN dinner

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 07:54 AM PST

To all my fellow TARCIAN readers... this entry is dedicated to you in regardless whether you have attended the dinner on last Saturday or just have give way to another wedding dinner... Anyway, enjoy the pictures that i have taken and do comment after reading eh~... :p

If you noticed i have posted another entry regarding the invitation card (do read my previous post) By now, you should be able to guess what time my mom and I arrived @ TARC. Yup! It's 5pm sharp... (hey we are not Kiasu, just that we thought it's only a short 2 hours mingling session... To my surprise it's a 8 course Chinese meal dinner. (Errrr... This was not my first time to attend this kind of dinner but it definitely was the first time to get an invitation stated 5:00pm for 7:00pm)...

This shots was taken on 5:30pm

Another hiccup was time management... the function should have started @ 7pm sharp... but the organizing committee has decided to wait for more late comer TARCIANS even the guest of honour has arrived about 6pm... so at the end, the function started @ 7:45pm... :(

Let's roll back to capture one very important statement earlier... I was sitting with a TARCIAN (Alumni) from Business faulty... he was so confident telling me that TARCIAN would defintely come 7pm sharp coz @ 6:30pm... the hall was not even 75%... I just gave him a smile and said "Let's See..."

The function started with the hip hop dance from the TARC student ... followed by the organizing chairman speech...

They are dancing lots of different songs including Lady GaGa's Poker Face
Do all of them looks poker face to you?

Principle of TARC speech was quite interesting... he full utilized his time to report out the progress of TARC

Oh! I like this program... it's a orchestra which formed with the mix of Chinese and Western music instruments

This are Chinese Instruments

First Course - the four season
Food was not very good but what do you expect, it was a charity event.
So have to bear with it.

The TARC choir performance led by Joseph, I was enjoying the song they sang

Joseph and his singing partner sang The Prayer, one of my favorite song...

This uncle was so talented with harmonica... big, small and all types of harmonicas
He even used his nose to blow... i meant the music instruments :p

This young dude was awarded Astro Talent Quest
errrr... I don't know which year and his name too
Just didn't pay any attention to what the MC said :p
Anyway, he is very talented as per said.

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to TARC
Happy Birthday to you

I didn't manage to stay throught the cake cutting celebration... the cake above was distributed to each of the tables in the hall... We left early as i have a trial exam the next day... That's it folks for all the report out on the 40th Anniversary of TARCIAN/Alumni dinner... Hope you enjoy eh~

Oh! one more thing... since Twilight Grandma was asking whether they served Shrimp and Oyster like YUEN... errrr... Grandma, the answer is in the picture... No Oyster only Shrimp... :(


Despite the two hiccups on the important items in organizing the events...Improvement needed... the overall dinner was good I meant the environment not the food and the entertaining talented TARCIAN who made the dinner so lively and enjoyable... I was so amazed with those talented TARCIAN since 1970s until today... :p


A bond which is colour blind - nizar nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 07:47 AM PST

Read the article below 'expanded' from the original post by Hannah Yeoh.


Awareness Campaign at Orang Asli Village

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 06:04 AM PST


As I had mentioned in a few of my earlier postings, this year for the first time, Buddies would be organising an event on our own in conjunction with the World AIDS Day. And our plan was to have an awareness campaign at an Orang Asli village in Perak.

Sunday, 6th December 2009 – D Day of the programme.

There were supposed to be 6 of us making a move from our centre in Ipoh, including one who already knew where the OA village was and would be showing the way. But he was feeling unwell, and although at first he figured he'd still go to show us the way, we told him to get a rest – we had already been given the directions to get to the place, and so we'd find our way there. Besides, Su Win, the lady who helped to disseminate the info to the kampong folks, could be contacted by hand phone and I had saved her number in my phone.

So 5 of us made a move from Ipoh in 2 cars. Madam Chair took in the passengers (all ladies) while vice-chairman, who could only take in one passenger because he had the projector screen in his car, drove alone. 3 other volunteers, who stays at other towns, were to meet up with us at the junction heading to the village. (Hey! How come the chair and vice-chair always ended up as the drivers? During our retreat to Cameron Highlands in June this year, we went in 2 cars and the same 2 became the drivers as well. I wonder if it's part and parcel of becoming the chair & vice-chair!)

The village we were heading to? Kg Sg Genting, near Chenderiang.


OAV1 OAV2

OAV3


We took the PLUS highway, exited via Gopeng then headed towards Kampar. The junction would be before we reached Kampar, ie the junction heading to Sg Siput Selatan.

It was only when we were already on the way that I remembered to ask if anyone had taken along condoms for our condom demo. I was too busy putting in all the mechanical gadgets (projector, loud speaker & notebook) in my car, I totally forgot about the condom! Aiseh! No 7-11 on the way and definitely no shops selling condoms at the OA village.

When we got to the junction where we were supposed to meet up with the other 3 volunteers, I called up one of the volunteers and was told that he'd take another 10 to 15 minutes to get there. So our vice-chair waited at the junction while we ladies went to look for condoms! The small shops didn't look like they'd sell condoms (we saw kedai motor and kedai perabot and a mamak restaurant – we'd look real desperate if we had actually stopped and asked if they sold condoms!!) and so we decided to head to Tesco Kampar which was just about 10 minutes away. Imagine one of our ladies going there and queuing up just to pay for a pack of 3 condoms when the other shoppers were queuing with trolleys filled with loads of stuff!

Anyway, by the time we got back to the junction, the other volunteers were already there and so we continued our journey to Kg Sg Genting with me leading the way. The instruction I remembered most was that we'd be passing under the highway bridge once and the kampong would be right before reaching the next highway bridge. As such I drove until we saw the second highway bridge, stopped by the roadside and called Su Win. We weren't that far off, just turn back and find the first junction on the right, which was just nearby.

And so we finally reached Kg Sg Genting…

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The building where the talk was held.

There were power sockets at the above building, but the electricity meter was not. Sudah kena potong I guess. But Su Win had kindly arranged for a long extension wire to get electricity supply from the nearby house. Only problem was, there was only one socket available. Thank goodness my notebook had been fully charged, and so should be able to last about 3 hours on batteries. Likewise, the loudspeaker too had been fully charged and should be able to last for 2 hours usage. And so, we had to give priority to the projector to get the electricity supply as the projector wasn't rechargeable.

OA

Posing while waiting for the more OAs to come.


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Explaining to the OAs about HIV and AIDS.


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At least they seemed attentive enough…

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Not to me but to the screen…


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Even these kids were paying attention.

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OAcondom1

OK, listen up people! This lady here is gonna show you how to use the condom properly… with a real life… ermmm… BANANA!

OAcondom3

Oh OK, so maybe the banana she bought was a wee bit too big…

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See the smiles during the condom demo?


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No questions asked during the talk itself but this group of ladies did ask me privately after the talk, during makan time. At least they were interested enough to know more.


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Makan time!


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Volunteers & Su Win in a group photo after the talk.


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Packing up our gadgets after the talk.



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With one of the OA families after the talk. This house was where we got our electricity supply from.


This was not only our first time organising our own World AIDS Day event, it was also our first time giving talks to OAs. We were not expecting any changes overnight. To us it was good enough that a group of OAs were willing enough to come and listen to the talk.

Hopefully that was just a start to more awareness amongst the Orang Aslis.


Hellish Week Coming Right Up!

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 06:34 AM PST



Finally, I managed to find some time to blog.. I know I've not been updating it regularly.. well, pretty busy with exams and all... Today had been a freaking tired day and God knows what will happen to me in the next few weeks.. Going to Ipoh on the 9th till 14th and Singapore on the 17th till 20th, Prom night on the 20th.. Woahh.. I'm be totally worked out! Yes.. Today I've been a very very exceptionally good tourist guide. Driving around Malacca and playing is really bad... Brought my uncles from Canada and Australia to places like Riverside Cruise, Malacca Museum, Satay celup and all. Anyway, I'll be staying in the hotel till 8th.. Pretty cool.. A pretty big and cozy room with two beds only for me, my lappie and some PA notes. Currently chilling in Old Town while studying... Hehe.. Anyways, below are some pics taken using hp.. I know it's not that clear but it's just to fill the blog. Gootta go now.. back to studying.. ADIOS...





















Selangor Basmi Penyangak Pasir Warisan BN

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 06:37 AM PST

Kegiatan pencurian pasir di Selangor boleh dibendung sekiranya agensi kerajaan, badan bukan kerajaan dan masyarakat setempat bekerjasama membanteras kegiatan ini.

Kerajaan negeri telah mempertanggung jawabkan operasi pengeluaran pasir kepada kumpulan Semesta Sdn Bhd, namun kes kecurian pasir teteap belaku di tanah milik persendirian.

Adun Sri Muda Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei berkata pelbagai usaha dilakukan termasuk merampas tanah milik persendirian terbabit bagi membendung kegiatan ini.

"Semua pihak terutama sekali di peringkat Jawatankuasa Kampung, di peringkat Pejabat Daerah dan Pejabat Tanah boleh memainkan peranan lebih besar dengan melakukan intipan dan menyalurkan maklumat-maklumat yang telahpun mereka ada itu kepada pihak kerajaan negeri dan kita sama-sama membantu membanteras kegiatan mengambil pasir secara tidak sah ini", jelasnya lagi.

Adun Sri Muda, Mat Suhaimi Shafiei berkata demikian ketika ditemui pada Program Bersih & Indah di Pusat Bandar Klang pagi tadi.

Suhaimi menambah, pihaknya tidak menolak wujudnya beberapa kelemahan pada KSSB namun Pakatan Rakyat sentiasa berusaha mengatasi masalah kecurian pasir yang diwariskan Umno-Barisan Nasional.

"Memang wujud beberapa kekurangan di peringkat agensi ini tetapi kita di pihak Exco Kerajaan Negeri yang melalui Sumber Alam, kita berusaha sedaya upaya untuk memperbaiki sebarang kelemahan yang wujud dan saya merayu berilah masa secukupnya kepada kita untuk kita melakukan perubahan dan penambahbaikan di mana-mana tempat yang difikirkan ada kelemahan", tambahnya lagi. - MOHD SAHRULNIZAM MOHD ZAIN (TVS)




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Apa Muslihat Mahathir Pertahankan Modul BTN?

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 06:03 AM PST

Mantan Perdana Menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad berkata Modul Biro Tatanegara (BTN) perlu dikekalkan dan tidak dirombak kerana ia sudah cukup baik dalam memupuk semangat kenegaraan di kalangan rakyat.

Tun Dr Mahathir berkata rakyat Malaysia tidak faham nilai yang diterapkan dan menambah BTN sekadar menjelaskan realiti sejarah negara kepada peserta kursus.

Ahli Parlimen Balik Pulau Yusmadi Yusoff berkata beliau tidak terkejut dengan leteran terbaru mantan Perdana Menteri ini.

"Inilah contoh orang yang telah menyalahgunakan BTN untuk kepentingan peribadi beliau. Beliau takut bahawa alat propaganda beliau yang selama ini digunakan Barisan Nasional dihapuskan. Alasan untuk mempertahankan startegi propaganda yang digunakan oleh beliau ketika di tampuk pemerintahan.

"Beliau tahu dendam beliau terhadap Anwar Ibrahim masih lagi berterusan dan kita ada bukti bahawa BTN digunakan terutama sekali untuk membina karier politik Anwar Ibrahim di bawah pimpinan Mahathir.

"Saya melihat usaha alas an mengatakan BTN menjelaskan sejarah pembentukan Negara itu bagi saya adalah tidak releven. Kalau iapun, ia boleh dilakukan dalam bentuk pendidikan yang lain," katanya. -TVS




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The Swiss ban on minarets was a vote for tolerance - By Ayaan Hirsi Aliand inclusion

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 05:25 AM PST

The bootlicker of UMNO Wong Chun Wai, writes his column titled "Swiss in the doghouse". Scoring points eh, Wong? Many people have demolished his arguement many a time. Look into Malaysia itself, it is a disgrace as far as freedom of religion is concerned and along with 56 other OIC countries. No amount of spin, Wong, will get you out of the dog house.The Swiss are a democracy. Then the "great" Farish spins with his The Pathologisation of Muslims As Everything That is Wrong With Europe.

Here is how Muslim countries screw their minorities, read here It is okay for Muslim countries to ban bibles and trash their minorities...not okay for a Christian (Switzerland) country to ban minarets and here, The Problem of Islamic Religious Persecution. Minarets are a Symbol of Faith & Power. Here is how and why, After the Ottoman Sultan, Fatih Mehmet conquered the Byzantine capital of Constantinople in May 1453, one of his first acts was to order a wooden minaret added to the 900-year-old church of Hagia Sophia to signal its conversion into a mosque. The temporary wooden minaret was soon rebuilt in stone and three others added for good measure. As Mehmet and his successors built other mosques in their new capital, Istanbul's skyline came to be punctuated by dozens of slender, arrow-like minarets that gave the Ottoman capital a distinctive aspect and signaled to all that it was no longer the capital of Christian Byzantium but the new capital of an Islamic empire. Well, the West has yet to reconquer Contantinople? Remember Spain and the reconquista?

I am not as good as this lady, but she is definitely better than Wong or Farish. Listen to her rationale on the ban of the minarets. She is an ex-Muslim, I will not even talk about Lina Joy and the freedom to chose one's faith in Malaysia.The Malaysian Foreign Minister, needs to read alot.

In the battle of ideas, symbols are important.

What if the Swiss voters were asked in a referendum to ban the building of an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles as a symbol of the belief of a small minority? Or imagine a referendum on building towers topped with a hammer and sickle – another symbol dear to the hearts of a very small minority in Switzerland. Political ideas have symbols: A swastika, a hammer and sickle, a minaret, a crescent with a star in the middle (usually on top of a minaret) all represent a collectivist political theory of supremacy by one group over all others.

On controversial issues, the Swiss listen to debate, read newspapers, and otherwise investigate when they make up their minds for a vote. What Europeans are finding out about Islam as they investigate is that it is more than just a religion. Islam offers not only a spiritual framework for dealing with such human questions as birth, death, and what ought to come after this world; it prescribes a way of life.

Islam is an idea about how society should be organized: the individual's relationship to the state; that the relationship between men and women; rules for the interaction between believers and unbelievers; how to enforce such rules; and why a government under Islam is better than a government founded on other ideas. These political ideas of Islam have their symbols: the minaret, the crescent; the head scarf, and the sword.

The minaret is a symbol of Islamist supremacy, a token of domination that came to symbolize Islamic conquest. It was introduced decades after the founding of Islam. In Europe, as in other places in the world where Muslims settle, the places of worship are simple at first. All that a Muslim needs to fulfill the obligation of prayer is a compass to indicate the direction of Mecca, water for ablution, a clean prayer mat, and a way of telling the time so as to pray five times a day in the allocated period.

The construction of large mosques with extremely tall towers that cost millions of dollars to erect are considered only after the demography of Muslims becomes significant. The mosque evolves from a prayer house to a political center. Imams can then preach a message of self-segregation and a bold rejection of the ways of the non-Muslims. Men and women are separated; gays, apostates and Jews are openly condemned; and believers organize around political goals that call for the introduction of forms of sharia (Islamic) law, starting with family law.

This is the trend we have seen in Europe, and also in other countries where Muslims have settled. None of those Western academics, diplomats, and politicians who condemn the Swiss vote to ban the minaret address, let alone dispute, these facts. In their response to the presence of Islam in their midst, Europeans have developed what one can discern as roughly two competing views. The first view emphasizes accuracy. Is it accurate to equate political symbols like those used by Communists and Nazis with a religious symbol like the minaret and its accessories of crescent and star; the uniforms of the Third Reich with the burqa and beards of current Islamists?

If it is accurate, then Islam, as a political movement, should be rejected on the basis of its own bigotry. In this view, Muslims should not be rejected as residents or citizens. The objection is to practices that are justified in the name of Islam, like honor killings, jihad, the we-versus-they perspective, the self-segregation. In short, Islamist supremacy. The second view refuses to equate political symbols of various forms of white fascism with the symbols of a religion. In this school of thought, Islamic Scripture is compared to Christian and Jewish Scripture. Those who reason from this perspective preach pragmatism. According to them, the key to the assimilation of Muslims is dialogue. They are prepared to appease some of the demands that Muslim minorities make in the hope that one day their attachment to radical Scripture will wear off like that of Christian and Jewish peoples.

These two contrasting perspectives correspond to two quite distinct groups in Europe. The first are mainly the working class. The second are the classes that George Orwell described as "indeterminate." Cosmopolitan in outlook, they include diplomats, businesspeople, mainstream politicians, and journalists. They are well versed in globalization and tend to focus on the international image of their respective countries. With every conflict between Islam and the West, they emphasize the possible backlash from Muslim countries and how that will affect the image of their country.

By contrast, those who reject the ideas and practices of political Islam are in touch with Muslims on a local level. They have been asked to accept Muslim immigrants as neighbors, classmates, colleagues – they are what Americans would refer to as Main Street. Here is the great paradox of today's Europe: that the working class, who voted for generations for the left, now find themselves voting for right-wing parties because they feel that the social democratic parties are out of touch.

The pragmatists, most of whom are power holders, are partially right when they insist that the integration of Muslims will take a very long time. Their calls for dialogue are sensible. But as long as they do not engage Muslims to make a choice between the values of the countries that they have come to and those of the countries they left, they will find themselves faced with more surprises. And this is what the Swiss vote shows us. This is a confrontation between local, working-class voters (and some middle-class feminists) and Muslim immigrant newcomers who feel that they are entitled, not only to practice their religion, but also to replace the local political order with that of their own.

Look carefully at the reactions of the Swiss, EU and UN elites. The Swiss government is embarrassed by the outcome of the vote. The Swedes, who are currently chairing EU meetings, have condemned the Swiss vote as intolerant and xenophobic. It is remarkable that the Swedish foreign minister, Carl Bildt, said in public that the Swiss vote is a poor act of diplomacy. What he overlooks is that this is a discussion of Islam as a domestic issue. It has nothing to do with foreign policy.

The Swiss vote highlights the debate on Islam as a domestic issue in Europe. That is, Islam as a set of political and collectivist ideas. Native Europeans have been asked over and over again by their leaders to be tolerant and accepting of Muslims. They have done that. And that can be measured a) by the amount of taxpayer money that is invested in healthcare, housing, education, and welfare for Muslims and b) the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who are knocking on the doors of Europe to be admitted. If those people who cry that Europe is intolerant are right, if there was, indeed, xenophobia and a rejection of Muslims, then we would have observed the reverse. There would have been an exodus of Muslims out of Europe.

There is indeed a wider international confrontation between Islam and the West. The Iraq and Afghan wars are part of that, not to mention the ongoing struggle between Israelis and Palestinians and the nuclear ambitions of Iran. That confrontation should never be confused with the local problem of absorbing those Muslims who have been permitted to become permanent residents and citizens into European societies.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of "Infidel," is the Somali-born women's rights advocate and former Dutch parliamentarian. Her forthcoming book is entitled "Nomad." Christian Science Monitor


Sibu In The Blue Ocean - Part 26

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 04:53 AM PST

Tan Kee Hian dared Sibuians to dream. We need dreams to turn Sibu into a more-developed place. Kee Hian's vision of "Polytechnic" University in Sibu is as follows:

An outstanding tertiary educational institution in Sibu:
- That is well-respected by its peers as among the best places of learning and knowledge
application.
- Where students from Greater Sibu are challenged , develop their talents and knowledge,
and achieve their dreams.
- That contributes visibly, proactively, substantively and innovatively to critical areas of
the economy and society.

Photo: Liong


Siapa Blogger Celaka Dan Raja Segala Celaka Ini?

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 05:48 AM PST

Siapa Blogger Celaka Dan Raja Segala Celaka Ini?
Oleh WFAUZDIN NS

Terima Kasih tidak terhingga buat penulis Batu-api yang menulis tentang beberapa blog yang dikatakan memusuhi Presiden PAS Tuan Guru Hj Hadi. Tulisan beliau terhadap beberapa blog yang ada di antaranya di cap `celaka' serta `menyeleweng' boleh dibaca di sini.

Sesuai dengan nama penanya `Batu-api', maka saya tidak kisah dan hairan apabila melihat blog saya juga disenaraikan sebagai blog yang menulis memusuhi Presiden PAS. Saya tidak kenal batu-api ini tetapi kerap membaca penulisannya dan sedikit pun saya tidak menyangka suatu hari nanti blog saya menjadi sasarannya.

Apa pun saya sedikit berbangga kerana Batu-api sudi menegur penulisan saya kerana sebagai penulis biasa dan tidak terlatih saya tentunya punyai banyak kekurangan. Saya cuma bernasib baik tidak dikatakan `celaka paling jahat' sebagaimana rakan saya `Tulang Besi'. Manakala Perisik Rakyat juga dilibatkan sebagai Boneka Tulang Besi dan dicop `bodoh' oleh Batu-api. Blog Pasfutureleader dicop sebagai `tak ada otak'. Gelaran `kurang akal dan kelingking berkait' pula jatuh kepada blog Greenboc. Ada juga blogger yang dipanggil `kurang siuman' oleh Batu-api, blogger itu adalah Penarik Beca. Saya katakan saya bernasib baik kerana hanya dikatakan `menyeleweng' dan menulis `secara jahat' dalam artikel penulisan saya.

Saya tidak peduli apa yang Batu-api perkatakan kerana saya tidak kenal siapa Batu-api ini samada beliau ini cerdik, bodoh, kurang akal mahu pun celaka. Pada saya semua blogger yang beliau senaraikan di atas adalah anti `Kerajaan Perpaduan' bersama Umno. Pada saya `raja segala celaka' adalah mereka yang `berunding dalam kelambu' bersama Umno dahulu, kini dan selamanya. Kami tetap akan mempertahankan kepimpinan Tok Guru Nik Aziz walau pun terpaksa berdepan dengan blogger atau penulis yang menjadi boneka raja segala celaka ini.

Sekali lagi diucapkan terima kasih kepada Batu-api kerana menzahirkan siapa diri beliau sebenarnya dengan ungkapan kata-katanya yang menggambarkan nama penanya itu. InsyaAllah, sedikit masa lagi akan kita ketahui siapa raja segala celaka ini yang berselindung di sebalik Tuan Guru Presiden.

Ulasan GB

Rasanya tak perlu lagi GB mengulasnya panjang mengenainya. Wfauzdin dah jawab bagipihak orang-orang yang dikritik oleh batu-api.

Tentang artikel di TKO yang ditulis oleh batu-api tu, cukup ulasan dari OSB yang memberikan komen di bawah artikel itu:

cuma satu je, ko punya tulisan pon tak ubah seperti mereka yang ko highlightkan, tapi ayat mereka tidaklan sampai meng'celaka'kan orang, hairan bi ajaib... adakah mereka yang suka untuk sumpah seranah org ini digunakan untuk membela pemimpin PAS? maka betul lah UMNO dgn melebal PAS dgn tagline "Parti Sumpah Seranah"

So kita senyum. Itu jer kita dah tahu fikrahnya. "Mencelakakan" orang. Siapa yang mengajar kalau bukan Tok Gurunya sendiri. Betul hadith Nabi kata : agama rakyat mengikut pemimpinnya!

Yang kedua, bukanlah susah sangat nak kenal batu-api. Dari lenggang bahasa dan gaya penulisannya, kita boleh mengenalinya. GB dah lama di internet ini, bukan sehari dua dan kalau GB rasa kurang yakin dengan firasat GB sendiri mengenai siapa batu-api yang sebenarnya, kan ker kita boleh solat hajat meminta Allah tunjukkan siapa dia sebenarnya?

Dan Allah tidak pernah menipu orang beriman. Cuma kadang-kala segan dan malu kepada Allah meminta sesuatu yang kecil-kecil macamtu... apatah kalau kita doa sampai pecah perut dalam hal sekecil itu, kecualilah dalam hal royalti yang amat wajar di doakan gitu....

kan lebih baik minta PAS dan PR menang untuk memerintah Malaysia...


BIG BAD BOOK SALE by BIG BAD WOLF BOOKS!

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 06:08 AM PST

The news headline 'Large crowd for large book sale' caught my attention.

Curious, I just had to 'drop by' at Amcorp Mall the next day, Friday, November 27, 2009. It was a public holiday, thank God.

I arrived at Level 3 of Amcorp Mall to find the queue at least 'four-shop' long. Didn't relish the thought of queuing up for a long time. 'Will it worth the wait?' I thought to myself and walked away.

After a few minutes of walking 'aimlessly', I decided to check out the queue again. It was slightly shorter! So, I quickly joined the queue. Soon, came another 'queuer' behind me, a bespectacled lady whom I struck up a conversation with. After exchanging a few lines she remarked 'You don't look like you're a reader...' I thought to myself, 'Duh, does anyone has to look like a reader?' Courteously, I just told her that I came to check out some children books for my son.

My first time to Big Bad (Wolf) Book Sale!!


Star Value: Grabbed two '1000 WORDS' books. Only RM3 each!


FREE bookmarks


Total: Nine books


Total $ spent: RM53.00



Malaysia's illegal bookies all geared up for World Cup

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 05:00 AM PST

Malaysia's illegal bookies all geared up for World Cup

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 4 (DPA) As football fans around the world wait for the World Cup finals next year in South Africa, illegal bookies in Malaysia are already preparing to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars from punters.

Football betting is big money in Malaysia, and every year a large chunk of the estimated 10 billion dollars made by illegal gaming syndicates comes from bets on international football matches.

All forms of sports betting in Malaysia are illegal, except for horse racing. But football bookies, in particular, have continued to flourish and go undetected every year by offering betting odds online.

'In the old days, when everything was manual and they used papers and pens (to take bets) it was much easier to detect, but now everything is online, so it gets more challenging,' said an officer from the triads, betting and vice department at the national Bukit Aman police headquarters.

The officer was speaking to DPA on condition of anonymity as he is not permitted to comment publicly.

Under the country's betting act, illegal bookmakers face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to 200,000 ringgit ($57,150).

The penalty doesn't seem to be a deterrent, as the officer, who leads at least three raids on gambling and betting dens every month, said the number of betting syndicates and amounts involved have been increasing in recent years.

The most popular matches involve games in the English and Spanish leagues and, of course, the World Cup, which saw the group draw scheduled for later Friday in Cape Town.

World Cup matches generate considerable interest from Malaysian punters. In the months leading up to the 2006 World Cup in Germany more than 70 people were arrested and bets amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars were seized.

'We're intensifying our investigations in leading up to the World Cup finals next year,' said the officer.

He agreed that Malaysia was one of the main hubs for illegal sports betting, but said it was a problem of other Asian nations as well with a high population of ethnic Chinese, who make up the bulk of the bookies and customers.

Malaysian Chinese triad gangs have long been linked to gambling syndicates and attempts to fix football matches in Britain.

In the late 1990s, Malaysian criminals plotted to disrupt games in the English premiership by sabotaging floodlights at football grounds.

As certain bets can be paid out if a game is abandoned after passing half time, the syndicates stood to win millions of dollars from Asian punters with the disruption of games.

Malaysian gangs have also been implicated in attempts to bribe players in the English premiership to fix games.

'It's a growing problem, not only in Malaysia, but in countries like Hong Kong and Singapore as well,' the officer told DPA.

'A lot of these syndicates seem to be operating from Malaysia but they always have international links, so the police works very closely with our counterparts in other countries to keep tabs on these bookies.'

However, the authorities continue to be hard-pressed to control the betting operations as bookies find more ways to reach out to customers while escaping the hand of the law, including providing Internet and SMS alerts and telelinks.

'Bookies have been quite aggressive in promoting their services these past few months, and it will intensify as we approach the World Cup final matches,' said a better named Ng, a regular punter who personally favours English Premier League matches.

'Placing a bet is so convenient and easy that you sometimes forget it's illegal,' he said.

DPA


BTN : Mahathir Dedahkan Sikapnya Yang Sebenar

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 03:55 AM PST

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad akhirnya menyerlahkan dirinya yang sebenar - bahawa - beliau di belakang segala kecelaruan Biro Tatanegara (BTN). Bahawa, beliau menyokong modul BTN yang dikenalpasti selama ini mewujudkan sentimen ras dikalangan para peserta kursus BTN tersebut.

Maka tidak hairan mengapa BTN sering dijadikan tempat untuk beberapa penceramah menghentam pemimpin pembangkang terutama Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Hari ini, Mahathir melakukan pembelaannya dengan menyatakan Modul Biro Tatanegara (BTN) perlu dikekalkan dan tidak dirombak kerana ia sudah cukup baik dalam memupuk semangat kenegaraan di kalangan rakyat.

Bekas Perdana Menteri itu berpendapat kurikulum BTN dapat memupuk semangat perpaduan kerana kursus anjuran agensi itu turut dihadiri rakyat Malaysia yang berbilang kaum.

"Tidak perlu dirombak... saya ingat kekal (modul BTN)," katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan Hari Aids Sedunia 2009 di sini hari ini.

Sambil mengakui beliau juga pernah memberikan syarahan pada kursus anjuran BTN dan antara perkara yang diterangkan ialah mengenai sejarah Malaysia, beliau menyatakan tidak ada apa-apa yang tidak betul mengenai kursus BTN kerana kurikulumnya cukup baik untuk memberi kesedaran tentang pentingnya kehidupan bernegara.

Jadi ternyata bahawa BTN menjadi medan untuk Mahathir meneruskan agenda mengindoktrinasi pelajar dan penjawat awam selama ini dan sepastinya ia dilakukan dengan peranan yang dimainkan oleh pegawai peringkat tertinggi yang mengendalikan BTN ini.

Baru-baru ini Menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz berkata kurikulum BTN akan dirombak bagi mencerminkan gagasan 1Malaysia yang diperkenalkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tub Razak.

Nazri yang sebelum ini telah menempelak Ketua Penerangan UMNO, Ahmad Maslan telah mendedahkan bahawa BTN telah dijadikan platform untuk menaikkan pemimpin tertentu.

Isu kursus anjuran BTN mendapat perhatian ramai apabila kerajaan Negeri Selangor baru-baru ini melarang kakitangan awam dan penuntut institusi pengajian tinggi (IPT) milik negeri mengikuti kursus berkenaan berkuatkuasa serta-merta kerana didakwa sebagai proses doktrinisasi oleh Barisan Nasional (BN) hingga mencetuskan fenomena perkauman, memecah-belahkan penduduk pelbagai kaum, agama dan menimbulkan kebencian kepada pembangkang.



Ada Agenda Di Sebalik Tohmahan Terhadap Nik Aziz - Mahfuz

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 03:10 AM PST

Naib Presiden PAS, Dato' Mahfuz Omar menyifatkan tindakan sesetengah pihak yang cuba mengganggu-gugat kedudukan Mursyidul Am PAS, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat dengan pelbagai tohmahan dan tuduhan yang dilemparkan kepada beliau mempunyai agenda tersendiri.

Mahfuz berkata, usaha yang sedang dilakukan oleh Barisan Nasional (BN) ini adalah sebagai salah satu tindakan untuk melihat PAS berada dalam keadaan kucar-kacir.

"Tindakan mereka terhadap Nik Aziz tidak akan mendatangkan apa-apa kesan kepada beliau. Malah ahli-ahli PAS akan sentiasa memberi sokongan dan dokongan kepada beliau bagi memastikan tidak ada pihak yang dapat menjatuhkannya," ujarnya alam blog beliau http://gemasuara.blogspot.com/.

Memetik tulisan tersebut, beliau berkata "kekuatan dan kesepaduan yang ada dalam PAS agak sukar untuk mereka daripada BN untuk mengganggu-gugat kedudukan di negeri Kelantan.

Pemimpin Umno sepatutnya mencari kaedah dan jalan bagaimana untuk mengembalikan keyakinan rakyat kepada parti mereka dan juga menumpukan tumpuan bagaimana untuk menunaikan janji yang telah mereka berikan kepada rakyat ditepati.

"Mereka sepatutnya memikirkan cara yang terbaik untuk memulihkan kepercayaan rakyat yang sudah jauh terhakis kepada mereka dan bukannya dengan melemparkan pelbagai tuduhan dan dakwaan terhadap parti lawan," katanya.

Dalam pada itu, beliau turut yakin bahawa BN mempunyai agenda tertentu bagi menawan semula Kelantan dari kerajaan PAS.

"Sehubungan itu adalah tidak menghairankan sekiranya mereka membuat pelbagai tohmahan bagi mengeruhkan suasana yang ada di negeri Kelantan," tambahnya lagi.


Condoms up in clothes

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 02:32 AM PST


Guatemala, domingo 06 de diciembre de 2009


Samantha is always surrounded by condoms. As an educator teaches why to use them. The no-excuses used in his work as a prostitute and designed with colorful dresses displaying them at fashion shows. The latex is the ingredient that versatility has given him his life


Driver, engine flung out of Nissan X-Trail - nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 01:59 AM PST



24-year-old killed on rain-soaked Mahameru Highway
Friday, December 4th, 2009 12:32:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The driver — and engine — were flung out of a vehicle in a fatal crash during bad weather along the Mahameru Highway not far from Istana Negara early this morning.

The 24-year-old driver, who smashed through the windscreen of his Nissan X-Trail, landed 16 metres away while the four-wheel-drive's engine block was detached from its bay in the 2.30am accident on the Sungai Besi-bound lane.

The wet and slippery conditions of the road were unfavourable for car salesman Ang Chee Tee from Bukit Mertajam, Penang, who died on the spot due to severe head injuries after he lost control of his 4WD and crashed into a lamp post on the divider.

After the driver was flung out, his car careened back into the middle of the highway, resulting in a 10-car pile-up.

Four cars were badly damaged, but none of their occupants were seriously injured and did not require any medical treatment.

Police and ambulance arrived at the scene about five minutes later. Ang's body was later sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary.

A witness, who didn't want to be identified, said: "I couldn't believe my eyes. The moment I saw the engine lying a few metres from the car, I knew it was really, really bad."

Kuala Lumpur public order and traffic chief ACP Rusli Mohd Noor said police have also taken blood samples from the deceased.

(Source: The Malay Mail)

In the meantime, The Star Online reported car salesman Ang Chee Tee as Tan Chong executive director's son.




Girls’ Generation Goobne 2010 calendar

Posted: 05 Dec 2009 10:56 PM PST

Scanned calendar pics of Korean pop group Girls' Generation; the desk-calendar is presumably released as free gifts for customers at Goobne Chicken

Korean pop group Girls Generation Goobne Chicken 2010 calendar

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Girls' Generation Goobne 2010 calendar from YeinJee's Asian Journal


Cabinet declassifies Bukit Antarabangsa landslide report - nizar nizar nizar nizar

Posted: 06 Dec 2009 12:20 AM PST

On the leak of the report in the Internet, Shaziman said his Works Ministry has already lodged a police report on Dec 2.

TAMPIN, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) can now announce to the public the investigation report on the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide in December last year.

Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said the government had approved the MPAJ's request to publicise the report following the decision reached at the Cabinet meeting Friday.

"The decision was made to ensure that the interest and safety of the people in the area are safeguarded. I hope the MPAJ will not merely disclose the report but also understand and implement the recommendations made to improve the situation in the area so that the possibility of a recurrence can be reduced," he told reporters after a 'gotong-royong' programme to repair the houses of poor families in Kampung Baru Air Kuning Selatan, near here.

He said that on Nov 25, the MPAJ had written a letter to him requesting for the report on the landslide in the area to be declassified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) 1972.

The application was made by the MPAJ after the Public Works Department had handed over the technical report on the landslide to the local authority, which would later be publicised.

In the incident on Dec 6, 2008, five people were killed and 14 bungalows destroyed at Taman Bukit Mewah, Bukit Antarabangsa, Hulu Klang.

Shaziman, who is also the Member of Parliament for Tampin, said the government had granted the request to publicise the report not because it had been widely reported in the internet, but following procedure that had been stipulated.

On the leak of the report in the internet, he said the ministry had already lodged a police report on Dec 2.

-- BERNAMA

To ensure that the interest and safety of the people in the area are safeguarded? Yeah right! Why then, in the first place, the report was classified under the Official Secrets Act (OSA)? Is it also to ensure that the interest and safety of the people in the area are safeguarded??


‘Mami jarum’ istilah sesuai untuk Umno

Posted: 05 Dec 2009 09:55 PM PST

Mami jarum. Itulah istilah paling sesuai untuk dipakai kepada Umno sekarang ini, khususnya Umno Kelantan kerana kepantasannya melihat buruk orang tetapi peribadi sendiri tidak terurus.

Reaksi itu dieksploit umum ketika melihat kemelut sendiri gagal diselesaikan tetapi gerakannya terlalu ghairah menghentam kepimpinan PAS dan kerajaan negeri.

Fenomena itu terbukti apabila ramai pemimpin Umno di peringkat cawangan Umno bahagian Rantau Panjang mengancam mahu keluar parti.

Seramai 36 Penyelia Pembangunan Mukim (PPM) dan tiga Ketua Penyelia Pembangunan Mukim (KPPM) Umno bahagian berkenaan yang dipecat ketuanya, Abdullah Mat Yasin tidak teragak-agak untuk bertindak keluar parti lantaran hilang kepercayaan kepada kepimpinannya.

"Kami telah berjumpa Pengerusi Perhubungan Umno negeri, Datuk Mustapa Mohamed serta timbalannya, Datuk Dr Awang Adek, minta selesaikan perkara ini. "Tapi sampai sekarang tiada apa-apa tindakan," kata Wan Yaacob Wan Ismail, bekas PPM tanpa menyembunyikan rasa kecewa dan tawar hatinya terhadap kelemahan dalam usaha merungkai untaian kemelut dimaksudkan.

Konflik Umno Rantau Panjang bermula sejak setahun lalu apabila kesahihan pelantikan Abdullah sebagai ketua bahagian dipertikai kerana dikatakan tidak dipilih melalui persidangan perwakilan bahagian.

Sebelum itu ketua bahagian berkenaan disandang Datuk Mohd Zain Ismail.

Namun, Mohd Zain digantung jawatannya selama tiga tahun oleh Lembaga Disiplin Umno atas kesalahan cuba mensabotaj parti pada pilihan raya umum 2008.

Turut diragui ialah pelantikan timbalan ketua bahagian, ketua Pemuda dan ketua Wanita.

Wan Yaakob turut mendakwa mereka yang memegang jawatan di peringkat bahagian Umno berkenaan seolah-olah dilantik Umno pusat tanpa memberi peluang kepada ahli yang terdiri dari 160 cawangan.

Justeru, waima Mustapa atau Awang Adek, sesungguhnya perlu kepada satu inisiatif baru dalam usaha merungkai kemelut yang hampir berlumut itu sebelum bertambahnya ancaman dari ahli parti.

The Malaysian Insider difahamkan kira-kira 500 penyokong Umno dari sebuah cawangan dalam Dewan Undangan Negeri Bukit Tuku dijangka keluar Umno dan akan dikuti oleh 35 cawangan lain di seluruh bahagian Rantau Panjang selepas ini. -Mohd Zuharman


Sekitar Penubuhan Kelab Penyokong PAS India Parlimen Batu

Posted: 05 Dec 2009 07:20 PM PST

Kelab Penyokong PAS Malaysia kaum India bagi kawasan Batu di sini dilancarkan malam tadi.

Program ini menampilkan kedua-dua Pengerusi Kelab Penyokong PAS (KPP) India dan Cina, N.Balasubramaniam dan Hu Phang Chow yang berintraksi dengan para penyokong Pakatan Rakyat

Balasubramaniam berkata pembukaan Kelab Penyokong PAS (KPP) India menandakan sokongan kaum India terhadap kepimpinan Mursyidiul Am PAS, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.

Turut hadir ialah Datuk Hassan Shukri dan YB Tian Chua, Ahli Parlimen Batu. Turut menyampaikan pidato, AJK PAS Pusat, Mohd Hanipa Maidin yang mengulas isu-isu berkaitan royalti minyak, PRK Kota Siputeh, pengharaman BTN dan tohmahan jahat Umno terhadap MB Kelantan.

Himpunan tersebut bersempena sambutan Jubli Perak 25 Tahun PAS Kawasan Batu.

"Setakat ini kita menerima seramai 22,096 keahlian seluruh negara dan kita jangka penambahan ahli seramai 15,000 lagi menjelang awal Januari depan," katanya selepas berucap pada majlis sambutan Jubli Perak 25 tahun PAS kawasan Batu di sini.

Nik Aziz yang juga Menteri Besar Kelantan telah merasminkan penubuhan kelab itu dan memberi ceramah pada majlis tersebut.

kredit foto AKU INGIN BEBAS









Nik Aziz: Umno makin lemas, lupakan Kelantan
Oleh Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani

Sehari selepas mendoakan pemimpin kerajaan Barisan Naisonal (BN) "pecah perut" berhubung isu royalti minyak, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat yang berhadapan dengan siri isu kontroversi, malam tadi menyerang Umno dengan mendakwa parti itu seolah-olah terdesak untuk menggulingkan kepimpinan PAS di Kelantan.

Mursyidul Am PAS itu menegaskan Umno seolah-olah parti yang sedang lemas sehingga sanggup melakukan apa sahaja demi survival.

"Ceritanya ialah Umno sedang lemas, sanggup mengatakan apa saja termasuk membuat tuduhan terhadap saya.

"Mereka tahu bahawa mereka lemah. Terengganu berpecah, ada Umno A, ada Umno B.

"Perak lagi teruk, mereka bergaduh untuk jubah speaker," kata Menteri Besar Kelantan ini di hadapan kira-kira 1,000 pengikutnya di Taman Melewar, Gombak dekat sini.

Tambah beliau, dua rakan Umno dalam BN juga berhadapan dengan masalah dalaman masing-masing.

"Jadi mereka tidak ada apa-apa melainkan kecuali membuat tuduhan terhadap saya,"
kata Menteri Besar Kelantan ini yang sejak tahun lalu menentang sebarang bentuk kerjasama dengan Umno-BN, yang didukung oleh segelintir pemimpin PAS.

"Mereka seperti datuk yang berhadapan dengan cucu yang menangis. Untuk menghentikan seorang kanak-kanak daripada berhenti menangis, mereka akan mengatakan burung! burung! burung! Nik Aziz! Nik Aziz! Nik Aziz! Mereka ingat kita ini bodoh macam mereka," katanya.

Nik Aziz yang memimpin Kelantan sejak 1990 menambah Umno seharusnya berhenti daripada bermimpi untuk menawan negeri itu.

"Apa yang mereka hendak lakukan di Kelantan? Mereka hendak mewujudkan satu agama? Mereka hendak mewujudkan satu agama kerana mereka tidak ada Islam.

"Mudah untuk membina masjid tetapi agama dan masjid ada dua perkara yang berbeza," katanya.

Nik Aziz menambah Umno berpura-pura mahu membina masjid seolah-olah mereka juga bersolat.

Pesuruhjaya PAS Kelantan itu menekankan bahawa Islam adalah kunci untuk mencapai konsep 1 Malaysia.

Mereka telah mencuba Islam Hadhari tetapi gagal dan kini datang dengan konsep 1 Malaysia
, kata beliau lagi.

Ketika sedang berucap Nik Aziz berhenti sekejap sehingga mencetuskan suasana cemas di kalangan hadirin.

"Saya penat," katanya ringkas.

Nik Aziz meneruskan ucapannya dengan menjelaskan bahawa beliau masih berdoa agar Tuhan membuka hati Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dalam isu berkaitan dengan royalti minyak.

Bulan lalu Najib mengumumkan kerajaan akan membayar wang ihsan kepada Kelantan melalui Petronas bermula tahun depan sebagai menggantikan tuntutan royalti minyak yang dimahukan kerajaan negeri.

Beliau berkata kerajaan negeri Kelantan tidak berhak menerima wang royalti minyak di perairannya kerana ia terletak di kawasan bertindih dan wang itu akan disalurkan dalam bentuk pembangunan melalui kerjasama dengan kerajaan negeri.

Kira-kira dua minggu lalu Nik Aziz mahu orang ramai berdoa kepada Allah supaya memusnahkan masa depan Najib dan Umno jika kerajaan pusat enggan memberi royalti minyak kepada Kelantan.





Good Governance Dan Persaudaraan Islam Menuntut Royalti Dibayar - Husam

Posted: 05 Dec 2009 05:23 PM PST

Sabda Rasulullah: "Seorang Muslim adalah adik beradik kepada seorang Muslim yang lain. Ia tidak akan menganiayai adik beradiknya sendiri dan tidak akan memalukannya dan tidak pula akan membiarkannya (terlantar). Semua hal mengenai Muslim adalah terlarang bagi adik beradik segama dengannya: darahnya, hartanya, maruahnya." Catitan Imam Muslim.

Jika Perpaduan Islam asasnya, 95% rakyat Kelantan beragama Islam. Jika Perpaduan Melayu tajuknya, 95% rakyat Kelantan adalah Melayu.

Jika good governance pertimbangannya, perjanjian telah termaktub bahawa mana-mana negeri pengeluar petroleum akan menikmati 'bayaran tunai dua kali setahun kepada kerajaan negeri berkenaan."

Persaudaraan Islam menghendaki rakyat Kelantan yang majoriti beragama Islam dihulurkan hak mereka. Pasti, pembayaran royalti membuka rasa kasih antara satu sama lain.

Selaku Menteri Besar yang mewakili kepentingan negeri dan rakyat Kelantan, Tok Guru telah menjalankan tugasnya menulis kepada PM. Saya yakin, surat rasmi itu berpijak atas rasa ukhuwwah, selain sudut hak dan perundangan.

Jika permohonan itu dilayan selayaknya dengan memberikan hak kepada yang berhak, iklim politik negara akan jadi lebih nyaman dan tenteram.

Abd al-Rahman b. Shumasah berkata: Saya telah menemui A'ishah untuk bertanya sesuatu kepada baginda. Baginda bertanya: Engkau dari mana? Saya menjawab: Saya dari Mesir. Apa layanan yang dilakukan oleh Gobenor Mesir ke atas kamu? Saya menjawab: Kami tidak mengalami sesuatu yang buruk darinya. Jika ada unta kalangan kami yang mati, beliau berikan unta yang baru. Jika kami kehilangan pembantu, beliau berikan pembantu yang baru. Jika ada sesiapa yang memerlukan keperluan asas kehidupan, beliau menyediakannya. Baginda berkata: Ingatlah! Layanan baik yang telah dikaitkan dengan saudaraku Muhammad bin Abu Bakar (tadi) tidak menghalang saya menyampaikan apa yang telah diucapkan oleh Rasulullah dalam rumahku ini: Wahai Tuhan! Sesiapa yang ditakdirkan mempunyai kuasa ke atas urusan ummatku dan ia bertindak keras ke atas mereka, maka Engkau berlaku keraslah ke atas mereka dan jika sekiranya mereka berlaku baik dalam urusan ke atas ummatku, Engkau berlaku baiklah ke atas mereka." Catitan Imam Muslim.

Banyak lagi sabda Rasulullah yang menekankan pentingnya pemerentah memenuhi hak dan berlaku adil.

Apa susahnya untuk permohonan Kelantan diberikan sebagaimana amalan yang diberikan kepada Sabah dan Sarawak. Juga Terengganu sebelum ia jatuh ke tangan PAS?

Jika Allah telah tentukan sejak azali untuk Ia tempatkan khazanah petroleum itu di bumi Kelantan, siapa kita untuk menafikan ketentuan itu?


Bukan sahaja royalti bagi medan Bumi Selatan (seperti yang diumumkan oleh PM), tetapi juga kawasan JDA (Joint Development Area dengan Thailand) yang bernilai RM 800 juta bagi tahun 2010 dan dua medan Bunga Pakma dan Bunga Orkid yang berada di bahagian utara CAA (Commercial Arrangement Area dengan Vietnam), sebagaimana Terengganu juga menerima royalti dari kawasan CAA bahagian selatan sejak lama. Medan Bintang juga adalah kawasan bertindeh dengan Terengganu mengikut peta dikeluarkan oleh Petroconsultants, di mana kaedah 'unitization' patut diamalkan dan dengan itu Kelantan juga terhak ke atasnya. Bumi Selatan, JDA, CAA dan Bintang - antara lain tuntutan Kelantan.

Persaudaraan Islam dan praktis good governance, kedua-duanya menghendaki royalti dibayar, bukan yang lain. Tok Guru menulis pada PM. Tok Guru mengiringinya dengan doa. Bahagian pertama doanya ialah supaya pintu hati persaudaraan dan amalan good governance menyelinap masuk ke dalam hati PM. Jika selepas itu, masih belum berjaya, perkara sebaliknya dipohon. Ikut turutan itu. Lihat balik doa Tok Guru. Tetapi jika hak orang Mukmin dan rakyat biasa dinafikan terus menerus, Islam juga mengajar kita tidak boleh membiarkan ketidak adilan itu berterusan.

Agenda ini sangat plain. Jika dihebohkan kononnya Tok Guru terus mendoakan laknat, itu hanya sensasi media utama yang juga kononnya berusaha membawa agenda perpaduan. Lain di kata, lain disogokkan.

Jika doa itu salah, adakah menafikan hak yang termaktub adalah betul?? -Husam Musa


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