Friday, February 5, 2010

新年情人节贺卡 2010

新年情人节贺卡 2010


新年情人节贺卡 2010

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 09:38 AM PST

题目: 新年情人节贺卡 2010
作者: jor
制作软件/工具: illustrator & photoshop
对象: personal


Working for Digi in Queensbay Mall for 3 Days

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 09:25 AM PST

So basically, if you need to look for mobile broadband, cheapest postpaid, or any Digi-related product, do drop by at the Digi's booth in Queensbay Mall Central Zone behind the performing stage, I will be there from Friday till this Sunday. =D

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I am working part-time as promoter, event helper and almost everything. HAHA. Fun or not? There's fun, because there's payout, there's not fun because I stand a lot and it's like many many hours and walkaround the booth quite a lot.

I receive the job quite last minute, I was surfing the net at home, fixing my computer then suddenly a friend called and ask if I need a job or not, so I said "yes" and asked "when?". She said "now" and I was like OMG a little bit, so fast, but since I've got nothing to do and there's payout, I took the job.

So basically we are targeting customer on mobile broadband, so any inquiry can drop by, or if there's nothing, also can drop by and chill with me.

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So nice that today (Friday), I bumped up with many friends, some work at Queensbay and some were just shopping around, at least it's not boring.

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My colleagues are all very friendly too and very nice to talk. Like it.

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Another thing to mention is that try sending "VIP" to 2000 to check whether you are a Digi Priority user, if you are, you can redeem free gift from the booth. Only for postpaid and super heavy user. =) I am a prepaid so I am not entitle for it.

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So, the working hour is 10.30am to 10.30pm, a lot of stand, so do come by and check out Digi. In my own opinion, Digi has got the cheapest Blackberry plan, cheapest unlimited data plan, fastest mobile 3G broadband, nice postpaid plan and good service. I am telling the truth, not just trying to promote Digi, I kinda like how they market their product.

The reason I am on Maxis Mobile Internet because I am using a Maxis business line so if asking me to port to Digi, there will be a lot of procedure and my mom will not want to spend extra time on doing this. So I've got no choice.

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Ee Yan and Lit Chen who were working for Celcom's.

Celcom? Think again. =D


Hiking to Moon Gate with Friends

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 09:06 AM PST

The initial plan was Chien Chern come to my house to fetch me go to Penang Hill Tram Station to fetch Arron, Chen Yuen, Yiphing and Sher Reen to Botanical Garden, then hike up to Penang Hill and eat some ice kacang, then take the tram down and sit Arron's car back to Botanical Garden for Chien Chern's car. But FAILED because the tram service was down for repair work. So sad man.

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While at the tram station, while waiting for Arron them to come, Chien Chern and I got no place to go and simply drove around the area and found a temple. So we went in to take a look and I prayed.

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The temple was pretty cool and it's quiet in the morning. I saw monks at there.

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In the end, all two car drove to Youth Park and hike up to Moon Gate and come back down. It's still exercise afterall but we were quite late at that time, it's almost mid-morning already.

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Moon Gate is a stop at the hill for resting. The trail up to the place where I always go hiking with my mom. It's pretty fun and sometime can see monkey at there.

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I did check how long the trail was before, it's about 2km and it's not very tall, around 230m above sea level and took us like half and hour. Wonder how long will it takes for us to climb the Mount. Kinabalu tallest in South East Asia.

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Sher Reen, Yiphing.

I have got no food up there and at that kind of time, there's no water service too, so I drank tap water up there, hopefully it's clean. =) Feeling a little bit of hungry, Arron gave me a bite of his prepared sandwich. Thank you.

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Chien Chern.

Spent like 30 minutes up there, crapping and shouting after other people went down, so at a moment, it's only us up there. Very not quiet but a bit creepy. But soon, there's hiker came up again and we turned our voice down. If you go hiking during the evening, there's nice kopi-o to drink, music and many people up there, quite happenings.

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Stim look with Arron.

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There's my respectful Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's photo. Rocks.

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We wanted to go Penang Hill still, but no luck connecting it to there. There's still a route at the back of Moon Gate, but no sure where it leads to. A little bit scary. Haha.

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Nice view from some part of the hill.

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We then went down under the hot sun. Very surprise and now only I know there's still people go hiking almost noon. It's like people go there at anytime of the day, don't know night got or not.


Electrical Plug - Latest Design

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 09:22 AM PST


MESTI BACA : Keterangan Sailful Akan Diuji Isnin Ini

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 09:15 AM PST

Saiful Bukhari Azlan hari ini selesai memberi keterangan utama untuk pihak pendakwaraya pada perbicaraan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Sekali lagi Saiful cuba memberi gambaran beliau adalah mangsa dan bukannya Anwar.

Saiful berkata beliau bertekad meletak jawatan sebagai pembantu Anwar kerana tidak mahu diliwat lagi.

Namun Saiful kemudian mengaku beliau menerima pertolongan daripada Anwar dan terus bekerja dengan Ketua Pembangkang itu tanpa di paksa.

Saiful juga mengaku tidak berterus terang dengan Anwar mengenai pertuduhannya itu sebagai punca dia mahu berhenti kerja.

Sebaliknya beliau tetap menerima tawaran Anwar untuk mendapatkan penaja bagi membolehkan beliau melanjutkan pelajarannya.

Perbicaraan hari ini bersambung secara terbuka di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur.

Saiful menyifatkan Anwar sebagai pemimpin yang karismatik dan menjadi idolanya ketika beliau membesar.

Beliau juga menceritakan bagaimana beliau diambil kerja oleh Anwar dan di berikan ruang pejabatnya sendiri.

Namun Saiful berkata beliau menghantar surat letak jawatan kepada Anwar pada Mac 2008 kerana kononnya tidak mahu menjadi mangsa liwat.

Saiful mengaku beliau hanya memberitahu Anwar beliau tidak berkelayakkan dari segi akademik dan tidak berdisplin.

Menurut Saiful Anwar menawarkan untuk mendapatkan bantuan bagi membantunya melanjutkan pelajaran.

Saiful berkata beliau menerima tawaran itu dan terus bekerja dengan Anwar kerana kononnya beliau takut untuk menolaknya.

Saiful terus memberikan keterangan dengan butir-butir mengaibkan hari ini. Contohnya beliau mendakwa tidak dapat membuang air besar selama dua hari setelah di liwat.

Sekali lagi, wartawan tempatan dan antarabangsa diperagakan bahan bukti oleh pendakwaraya, antaranya seluar dalam, baju dan KY Jelly.

Kesahihan keterangan Saiful itu akan diuji oleh panel peguam Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim apabila perbicaraan bersambung Isnin ini.

Antara lain ialah tentunya ialah kenapa Saiful menunggu 48 jam untuk ke hospital selepas di dakwa di liwat.

Peguam juga dijanga bertanya kenapa Saiful rela terus bekerja dengan Anwar walaupun mendakwa beliau tidak rela menjadi mangsa liwat dan mahu berhenti kerja.

Peguam Jonson Chong berkata keterangan Saiful sejak tiga hari lalu menimbulkan banyak persoalan namun bertujuan semata-mata untuk mengaibkan Anwar.

"Biasanya pendakwaraya sendiri dia akan melindungi mangsa yang melibatkan seks, tetapi dalam kes ini dia biarkan keterangan diberi di hadapan semua media dan sebagainya. Sebaliknya peguam Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang perlu membuat permohonan melindungi beliau dari semua fitnah yang dikeluarkan dalam mahkamah dan kita tidak boleh sekat.

"Diantara bahan-bahan yang dikeluarkan sebagai keterangan adalah bahan yang digunakan untuk pemeriksaan saksi pertama iaitu Saiful Bukhari dan juga pakaian yang dia pakai sama ada pada masa dia buat laporan polis ataupun semasa kejadian.

"Apa yang saya nampak seolah-olah pendakwa raya menggunakan beberapa bahan yang bukan sensitif atau kontroversi tetapi agak menimbulkan emosi yang tidak selesa seperti seluar dalam dan K-Y Jelly (cecair pelincir) dan sebagainya. Semua ini orang akan teringat benda lain,"katanya.

"Persoalan-persoalan ketepatan, kebetulan dan kebenaran tidak menjadi pegangan. Skrip hanya diubah untuk yakinkan rakyat bahawa Anwar memang buat perkara itu. Tapi niat yang utama adalah untuk mencalar balarkan maruah Anwar dan kelurga," kata Naib Presiden Pas Mahfuz Omar.

Dalam pada itu, Perbicaraan hari ini sekali lagi beralih ke di Kondominium Desa Damansara.

Lawatan rombongan mahkamah kali ini adalah untuk meninjau lokasi kamera litar tertutup yang merakamkan orang yang keluar masuk kondominium mewah itu.

Tepat jam 12 tengahari, tujuh buah kereta dan dua buah van Polis tiba membawa rombongan barisan pendakwaraya yang diketuai Peguam Cara Negara II, Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal AbidinDatuk, Hakim, Datuk mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah dan pengadu, Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Sejurus kemudian, Anwar dan barisan peguamnya tiba ke lokasi disusuli ketua pasukan pembelaan, Karpal Singh bagi meneliti lokasi kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) yang dijadikan bukti oleh pihak pendakwaraya.

Kawasan pondok pengawal dan laluan masuk ke kodominium berkenaan diawasi puluhan anggota polis termasuk Unit Cawangan Khas.

Lawatan yang dipohon pihak pembelaan itu mengambil masa kira-kira 30 minit.

Kira-kira pukul 12.45 tengahari, Hakim Zadibin meninggalkan lokasi disusuli oleh anggota rombongan lain.

Utusan Malaysia terus membuat laporan yang dilihat memfitnah Anwar walaupun akhbar itu di tegur oleh hakim perbicaraan semalam.

Namun Hakim Mohamad Zaibin Mohd Diah masih enggan mengenakan tindakan menghina mahkamah terhadap Utusan.

Akhbar itu hari ini menyiarkan pula gambar-gambar dengan berita yang tidak berpaut kepada fakta kes.

Semalam, Pengarah Komunikasi Parti Keadilan Rakyat membuat laporan polis terhadap Utusan kerana dikatakan menyiarkan laporan ini yang dilihat bersifat fitnah bersabit keterangan Saiful.

Hari ini pula Utusan menyiarkan gambar-gambar katil dan tilam di kondominium dengan fakta yang tidak berpaut kepada keterangan mana-mana pihak.

Gambar-gambar ini diambil oleh Pertubuhan Berita Nasional Malaysia dan disebarkan kepada semua media asing walaupun secara umumnya wartawan dan jurugambar lain tidak dibenarkan masuk ke kondominium berkenaan.

"Tetapi keterangan gambar dari mana Utusan sendiri boleh dapat, dia tidak tahu apa yang dikatakan oleh Saiful semasa itu, tiada wartawan di dalam bilik itu, tetapi dia sanggup menulis keterangan gambar apa yang dikatakan Saiful Bukhari kepada hakim dan sebagainya.

"Jadi ini jelas konspirasi yang melibatkan Umno iaitu tuan punya Utusan Malaysia dan mungkin Perdana Menteri.

"Mengapa ini boleh dibuat oleh Bernama dan bersengkokol dengan Utusan Malaysia di nama saya nampak ramai media lain tidak guna kerana mereka tiada di situ sendiri. Tetapi yang khususnya Utusan Malaysia terbitkan di muka depan dengan banyak keterangan gambar yang tidak betul,"katanya.

Peguam Anwar Sankara Nair berkata selain Utusan, Sinar Harian turut melakukan kesalahan serius dengan memberi fakta salah bersabit gambar-gambar di muka depannya.

"Kami sebagai peguam telah membantah dan memohon kepada mahkamah satu amaran keras diberikan kepada Utusan dengan Sinar Harian yang telah menyiarkan gambar bersama berita tersebut.

"Walaubagaimanapun mahkamah telah menolak dan kami tidak puas hati dengan keputusan mahkamah."


Beliau berkata mahkamah perlu mengeluarkan satu amaran keras kepada media tersebut memandangkan ianya disalah laporkan.

"Ini masanya yang sudah berlaku di sini, ini adalah menghina mahkamah dan juga sesuatu kesalahan di bawah akta media cetak dan publikasi," katanya. -Yusmawati Mhd Yusof/Sharifah Azmawati Syed Abdul Aziz (Detik 9 TVS)




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These racists are calling Guan Eng a racist!

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 09:02 AM PST

Angry protesters torch effigy of Guan Eng
The protesters came armed with banners, one reading: 'Lim Guan Eng, Don't test our patience, Malays are the lords of this land.

Firstly, I am sure what these NGOs are doing are against the spirit of 1Malaysia, no? ;)

Secondly, why did these NGOs not protest when Koh Tsu Koon was in power? I think the answer lies in the fact that RPK said, "Another thing that is even more upsetting for Umno, even ex-Umno people now in PKR, is that, during the days of the Gerakan state government, it was Umno that called the shots while the Gerakan Chief Minister was merely an Umno running dog and in office merely to serve Umno's interest." (Read 'Guan Eng dictator? Good for Guan Eng'). Keke yes, the running dog called KTK served Umno's interest...of course, Umno's interest is only Umno's interest.


AS-SYAHIDAH

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 08:46 AM PST

AS-SYAHIDAH WAFA' BINTI IDRIS (Syahid pd 27 Jan 2002)

Menemui syahid pada 27 Januari 2002 (sesetengah mengatakan pd 29.Jan.02)ketika berusia 28 tahun (sesetengah mengatakan 26 tahun)... Beliau melakukan amaliyyah istisyhadiyyah dengan meletupkan dirinya di tengah-tenga bandar Al-Quds (Baitul Maqdis) menyebabkan beberapa orang Yahudi terkorban 150 cedera. Beliau merupakan wanita petama yang melakukan serangan seperti itu. Beberapa hari kemudian, ulama-ulama di Universiti Al-Azhar, Kaherah mengisytiharkan bahawa kematian Wafa' adalah SYAHID. TAKBIR!!!



AS-SYAHIDAH DAREEN ABU AYSHEH (Syahid pd 27 Feb 2002)

Menemui syahid pada 27 Februari 2002 iaitu ketika beliau berusia 21 tahun.Kata-Kata Dareen yang disiarkan oleh media Arab ANN : "Aku ingin menjadi wanita kedua (selepas Wafa')….untuk melakukan operasi syahid dan untuk membalas dendam darah yang syahid dan pengotoran kesucian Masjid Al-Aqsa.. Hasil amaliyyah istisyhadiyyah beliau menyebabkan 4 orang tentera Israel terbunuh. Muslimat yang berjiwa mujahidah semestinya ditiupkan semangat roh jihad dalam diri mereka bukan dilemparkan dengan kata-kata mahupun pandangan yang melemahkan hati mereka untuk meneruskan perjuangan. Teruskan perjuangan ayyuhal mujaahidah!



AS-SYAHIDAH AYAT MUHAMMAD AKHRAS (Syahid pd 29 Mac 2002)

Menemui syahid pada 29 Mac 2002 iaitu ketika berusia 16 tahun (sesetengah pendapat mengatakan 18 tahun). Mengejutkan dunia kerana beliau melakukan amaliyyah istisyhadiah dalam usia yang terlalu muda dan juga merupakan seorang wanita. Sasaran operasi syahid beliau ialah warga Israel di sebuah pasaraya yang bertempat di Kyriat Hayovel, Jerusalem . Hasil amaliyyah istisyhadiyyah beliau menyebabkan 2 orang Yahudi terbunuh dan 28 cedera. As-Syahidah Ayat adalah merupakan pelajar Sekolah Menengah (atas) Bait Laham yang sangat cerdas dan bijak. Beliau bercita-cita untuk menjadi wartawan yang akan menghebahkan kepada dunia tentang kekejaman & kezaliman Yahudi laknatullah ke atas bangsanya. Kata-Kata : " Apa nikmatnya hidup di dunia ketika kematian selalu mengintai kita. Mana yang lebih indah, mati dalam ketidakberdayaan dan kehinaan atau gugur di medan jihad". Kematian seorang mujahid akan membangkitkan keberanian mujahid-mujahid yang lain, bukan sebaliknya".



AS-SYAHIDAH ANDALEEB TAKAFKA (Syahid pd 12 April 2002)

Menemui syahid ketika berusia 20 tahun. As-Syahidah Andaleeb melakukan amaliyyah istisyhadiyyah pd 12 April 2002. Hasil tekad beliau menyerang bas Israel menyebabkan 6 orang Yahudi terbunuh dan 104 cedera. Sebelum melakukan operasi syahid, beliau berkata: "when you want to carry out such an attack, whether you are a man or a woman, you don't think about the explosive belt or about your body being ripped into pieces. We are suffering. We are dying while we are still alive." (wawancara sebelum operasi). Andaleeb meledakkan ikatan bom dipinggangnya didalam sebuah bas yang dipenuhi warga Yahudi.



AS-SYAHIDAH HIBA AL-DARAGHMA (Syahid pd 19 Mei 2003)

Menemui syahid pada usia 19 tahun iaitu pada 19 Mei 2003. As-Syahidah Hiba melakukan amaliyyah istisyhadiyyah di Bahagian luar Amakim Shopping Mall, Afula Utara Israel. Hasilnya 3 orang Yahudi terbunuh dan 93 cedera. Hiba melakukan operasi syahid melalui Brigade Al-Quds iaitu sayap ketenteraan Harakah Jihad Islami, Palestin. Hiba adalah seorang muslimah yang tidak pernah berbicara dengan mana-mana lela ki (kecuali ahli keluarganya) dan menghindarkan dirinya untuk minum kopi atau teh di cafeteria Al-Quds Open University. Semua temannya hanya pelajar perempuan. Sepupu beliau Murad ( lela ki) tak pernah melihat wajah beliau. Murad (Mahasiswa yang berusia 20 tahun) berkata "saya tidak pernah melihat wajah Hiba, saya tidak pernah berbicara dengannya, saya tidak pernah berpimpin tangan dengannya (sebagaimana lela ki lain). Pertama kali didunia ini saya melihat wajahnya adalah pada Islamic Jihad Poster yang dibuat setelah beliau mati".



AS-SYAHIDAH HANADI TAISEER JARADAT (Syahid pd 4 Okt 2003)

Hanadi Tayseer Abdul Malek Jaradat ( هنادي تيسير عبدالمالك جردات ) dilahirkan pada 22 Sept 1975 dan meninggal dunia pada 4 Okt 2003. Beliau adalah seorang pengebom bunuh diri (baca: Amaliyyah Istisyhadiyyah) yang berasal dari Jenin, Palestin. Beliau melakukan aksi pengeboman pada 04 Okt 2003 di restoran Maxim, Bandar Haifa, Israel. Hasil operasi yang dilakukan oleh Hanadi berjaya membunuh 21 orang Yahudi dan mencederakan 50 yang lain. Hanadi merupakan muslimah ke-2 yang berjaya direkrut oleh Harakah Jihad Islami, Palestin untuk melakukan Amaliyyah ini. Sebelum operasi tersebut, Hanadi begitu teruji dengan kematian tunangnya, adiknya, Fadi, 25 dan sepupunya, Salah, 34 yang dibunuh oleh Angkatan Pertahanan Israel dalam satu penyerbuan di Jenin pada Jun 2004. Hanadi melakukan operasi syahid melalui Brigades Al-Quds iaitu sayap ketenteraan Harakah Jihad Islami, Palestin. Menurut keluarganya, Hanadi tidak memaklumkan kepada sesiapapun kemana dia pergi pada hari itu dan mereka beranggapan beliau ke pejabat undang-undang tempat dia bekerja. Operasi beliau dipermudahkan oleh Allah.Dengan tubuhnya yang dipasang bom, beliau dengan mudah melintasi pengawal keselamatan di restoran tersebut tanpa diragui sedikitpun oleh mereka.



AS-SYAHIDAH REEM SOLEH AR-RIYASHI (Syahid pd 14 Januari 2004)

Umur : 22 tahun. Asal : Daerah Zaitun, Bandar Ghazzah. Kerjaya : Mahasiswi (jurusan Sains) Tarikh Amaliyyah : 14 Januari 2004 (Rabu) Sasaran : Pos Tentera Tempat : Erez, yang terletak antara Israel dan Jalur Ghazzah. Hasil : 4 tentera Yahudi terbunuh dan lebih 10 cedera. Kata-Kata : "Demi Allah, kalian boleh sahaja meremukkan tulang belulangku, memotong-motong tubuhku serta mampu mencincang-cincangnya. Tetapi kalian tidak akan pernah boleh mengubah agamaku dan mengubah panji perjuanganku. Ingatlah selalu ucapanku. Aku selalu mengatakan kepada diriku, " wahai diri ! jadilah kamu sebagai penentang Zionis yang memilki rasa dengki abadi sebagai musuh agamamu. Jadikanlah setiap titis darahmu sebagai penghantar dirimu menuju syurga yang kekal abadi". Reem melakukan operasi syahid melalui melalui Brigades As-Syahid Izzuddin Al-Qassam iaitu sayap ketenteraan HAMAS. Reem adalah seorang ibu muda yang telah mempunyai 2 orang anak. Anaknya yang pertama, Dhuha, kurang dari 3 tahun dan Muhammad, 1 tahun setengah, hasil perkahwinan beliau dengan Ziyad 'Awwad, 27. Setiap orang yang mengenali Reem, pasti akan mengatakan, "Reem adalah sosok pemberani yang sangat luar biasa".Reem adalah seorang isteri yang taat pada suaminya dan memiliki komitmen yang tinggi. Beliau memohon izin dari suaminya terlebih dahulu untuk melakukan operasi. Izin adalah syarat yang telah ditetapkan oleh Brigade As-Syahid Izzuddin Al-Qassam sebelum seseorang melakukan operasi. Reema tidak terlalu sulit untuk mendapatkan izin suaminya, Ziyad. Dia menyambut baik hasrat isterinya itu. Bahkan, Ziyad turut serta dalam mengordinasikan tugas yang akan dilakukan oleh sang isteri pada pagi Rabu tersebut. Ziyadlah yang menghantar isterinya ke pos perbatasan militer Israel di Irez. Pos itu merupakan pos pemeriksaan ribuan pekerja Palestin yang hendak melintasi perbatasan menuju wilayah yang diduduki Israel sejak 1948. Ziyad sempat tinggal sejenak berhampiran pos pemeriksaan untuk memastikan bunyi ledakan bom yang akan diledakkan oleh isterinya. Ia merasa tenang saat mendengar suara ledakan tersebut. Jasad Reem hancur berkeping-keping bersama ledakan bom yang diikat di tubuhnya.



AS-SYAHIDAH ZAINAB ABU SALEM (Syahid pd 22 Sept 2004)

Umur :18 tahun. Kerjaya : Pelajar Tarikh Amaliyyah : 22 Sept 2004. Sasaran : Tentera Israel di sempadan. Tempat : Hentian Pejalan Kaki (tempat teksi), sempadan Israel, Jerusalem. Hasil : 02 Polis Israel jaga sempadan terbunuh dan 17 cedera. Zainab menjadi wanita ke 8 dalam melakukan operasi syahid ini sebagai usaha untuk membebaskan Palestin. Ketika itu, perkampungannya mula dimasuki oleh penjajah Israel. Mereka sekeluarga akhirnya meninggalkan kampung menuju kem pelarian Askar di West Bank berhampiran Kota Nablus kerana beranggapan kediaman mereka akan doroboh oleh jentolak Israel.Menurut adik Zainab, Tariq, 12, "saya tidak tahu apa yang terjadi. Jelas Tariq yang saat itu merasa tidak percaya dengan kematian kakaknya itu. "Saya tidak tahu dimana dia. Dia tiada di rumah". Keluarganya juga mengaku tidak mengetahui perancangannya itu. Saat itu, bapa Zainab, Ali, yang baru sahaja keluar dari hospital kerana baru sembuh dari pembedahan membuka saluran darah yang tersumbat, jatuh dan dibawa kerumah sakit setelah mendengar kematian anak perempuannya. Ibunya juga turut pengsan dan dibawa ke rumah sakit tempatan. Menurut saudara Zainab pula, beliau mengakui bahawa As-Syahidah ini baru sahaja lulus dari Sekolah Menengah Atas dan telah lulus ujian untuk masuk ke university yang dia mahukan. Bapa saudaranya, Mustafa Shinawi, 55, ketika memberi komentar tentang Zainab, beliau menyebut, "penindasan ada dimana-mana. Setiap orang Palestin mempunyai cara masing-masing untuk menyatakan bantahan terhadap Israel".



AS-SYAHIDAH MERFAT MAS'UD (Syahid pd 6 Nov 2006)

Umur :18 tahun. Asal : Beit Hanoun. Kerjaya : Mahasiswi. Tempat : Islamic University of Gaza . Tarikh Amaliyyah : 6 November 2006. Sasaran : Sejumlah tentera Israel yang ingin menggeledah rumah rakyat Palestin. Tempat : Sebuah jalan di Beit Hanoun. Hasil : Seorang tentera Israel mati dan beberapa orang cedera. Dua hari setelah tentera Israel menembak sekumpulan ibu-ibu Palestin yang ingin menuju ke Masjid Beit Hanoun yang mengorbankan 2 orang ibu, Mirfat nekad untuk melakukan pembalasan. Dengan mengikat bahan peledak dipinggangnya, Merfat menuju ke sebuah pos pemeriksaan tentera Israel dan meledakkan bom tersebut sehingga berjaya membunuh seorang tentera Israel dan mencederakan beberapa yang lain. Merfat melakukan operasi syahid melalui Briged Al-Quds iaitu sayap ketenteraan Harakah Jihad Islami, Palestin. Tape video rakaman ucapan Merfat disiarkan oleh Jihad Islami selepas kejadian. Merfat menjadi muslimah ke-9 melakukan operasi syahid ini. Mirfat Mas'ud, Syahidah Beit Hanoun: Berbuka Puasa di Syurga " Aku siapkan makanan untuk berbuka puasa sambil menunggu kepulangannya dari kampus. Hari ini dia berpuasa, tapi ternyata dia ingin berbuka puasa disyurga…" demikian potongan kalimah luar biasa yang keluar dari seorang ibu kepada gadis Beit Hanoun, iaitu As-Syahidah Mirfat Mas'ud. Usianya baru menjangkau 18 tahun. Namanya menjadi buah mulut rakyat Palestin dan muslimin dunia yang mengikuti perjuangan Muslim Beit Hanoun ketika (Beit Hanoun) di bom oleh tentera Israel. Mirfat adalah gadis pelaku aksi syahid di Hari Isnin minggu itu.Didalam surat wasiat yang ditulisnya sebelum melakukan aksi syahid tersebut, ia menyerukan bangsanya untuk tetap melakukan perlawanan. Katanya, " wahai bangsaku yang selalu berada dalam kondisi berjaga, tetaplah diatas jalan ini. Jalan perlawanan. Peliharalah janjimu untuk darah para syuhada' . Hari ini aku keluar melakukan aksi syahid untuk membalas semua yang pernah dilakukan penjajah Zionis Israel dalam bentuk pembantaian, agar aksi ini menjadikan jasad-jasad kita sebagai api yang membakar habis penjajah yang bengis."



AS-SYAHIDAH FATIMAH UMAR MAHMUD AN-NAJAR (UMMU MUHAMMAD) [Syahid pd 23 Nov 2006]

Umur :57 tahun. Asal : Bandar Jabalya. Kerjaya : Aktivis perjuangan Muslimah Palestin. Tarikh Amaliyyah : 23 November 2006. Tempat : Ghazzah. Hasil : 5 tentera Israel cedera. Beliau juga dikenali oleh masyarakat dengan panggilan Ummu Muhammad, seorang wanita tua yang sentiasa berada dibarisan hadapan dalam demonstrasi-demonstrasi dihadapan tentera Israel bersama muslimah Palestin. Melihat nasib bangsanya yang ditindas, Ummu Muhammad berikrar untuk mengorbankan dirinya demi kemerdekaan Palestin. Umurnya yang tua tidak menjadi penghalang. Bahkan umum mengetahui, beliau adalah ibu kepada 9 orang anak dan nenek kepada 41 orang cucu. As-Syahidah Fatimah dikenal sebagai wanita yang sanggup mengetuai muslimah-muslimah Palestin yang lain, membentuk pasukan perisai manusia bagi menyelamatkan beberapa Muslimin Palestin yang terperangkap didalam masjid Beit Hanoun. Mereka tidak boleh keluar kerana diserang oleh peluru-peluru tentera Israel yang telah mengepung mereka pada 3 Nov 2006. Kezaliman yang menimpa umat Islam Palestin mengundang kepada operasi syahid Fatimah yang dilakukannya tanggal 23 Nov 2006. Ummu Muhammad melakukan operasi syahid melalui Briged As-Syahid Izzuddin Al-Qassam iaitu sayap ketenteraan HAMAS. Kini, beliau dikenang sebagai ibu dan nenek berumur 57 yang sungguh tinggi pengorbanan yang berjaya dimunculkan oleh HAMAS selepas Reem Soleh Ar-Riyashi.


Ajaib nya kejadian Allah....Tuhan sekelian isi alam ini..!!! - Wallahualam

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 08:42 AM PST

Seekor anak kambing berwajah manusia telah dilahirkan di Turki baru-baru ini. Menurut doktor haiwan, ibu kambing mengalami masalah untuk melahirkan anak memaksa doktor melakukan pembedahan untuk mengeluarkan anak kambing tersebut.

kepala anak kambing itu memiliki ciri-ciri seperti manusia, dengan hidung, mulut dan mata semuanya menyerupai manusia kecuali telinga je macam kambing.

Makhluk ganjil ini tidak berbulu. Menurut orang kampung, anjing pun takut hendak mendekatinya.

Macam biasa kalau dah keluar anak kambing muka macam manusia, mesti ada orang yang melakukan hubungan seks luar tabii dengan ibu kambing tersebut. Sebab tu lah orang kampung terus bakar anak kambing ganjil ini tanpa memberi peluang untuk ahli biologi mengkajinya terlebih dahulu.


Rahsia Ais

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 08:41 AM PST

Rahsia Kelebihan Ais


Zat di dalam ais tidak akan mampu dihasilkan oleh mana-mana saintis mahupun manusia. Banyak sungguh fakta kelebihan ais. Secara saintifik, dalam blog ini telah diterangkan dengan lebih mendalam dalam katagori Teori Tekanan. Secara ringkasnya berikut ialah fakta kelebihan ais;

Air sejuk yang hening dapat menolong pesakit insomnia yang sukar tidur agar dapat kembali tidur seperti biasa.

Orang yang tidur dalam udara yang sejuk dan berselimut untuk memanaskan tubuhnya adalah kombinasi yang baik untuk menjaga kesihatan secara menyeluruh dalam jangka masa pendek apatah lagi jangka panjang.

Udara panas lebih memudahkan penyebaran penyakit berjangkit kerana bakteria lebih agresif dan cepat membiak dalam cuaca begini.

Liputan ais di Antartika (daerah Kutub Selatan) dan Artik (daerah Kutub Utara) adalah pengimbang dasar bumi yang amat panas.

Kombinasi dalam bumi yang panas dan luaran bumi yang sejuk adalah rahsia keseimbangan tekanan semulajadi alam yang mengawal graviti dan pergerakan bumi pada paksinya.

Ais atau air sejuk dapat mengembalikan memori atau sifat pelupa yang keterlaluan.

Benarkan anak anda mengunyah ais kerana ini akan menguatkan giginya dan benarkan anak anda memakan ais krim secara perlahan-lahan dan berterusan sehingga batuknya hilang dalam masa beberapa jam kerana mengambil ubat batuk biasanya akan mengambil masa satu minggu untuk melegakan batuk secara total.

Membiasakan diri mengunyah ais akan meningkatkan kecerdasan fikiran dan kepantasan pergerakan.

Ais amat diperlukan oleh mana-mana atlit sukan dalam kecederaan yang tidak disangka-sangkakan.

Air sejuk atau ais kini dijadikan bahan perencat kepada kecederaan yang akut seperti demam panas yang biasanya dihidapi oleh bayi yang mempunyai potensi menghidapi penyakit sawan.
Air sejuk adalah terapi yang amat popular sebagai penguat tulang yang telah patah dengan syarat ia dibalut dengan kain hitam.

Air sejuk dalam rahsia cuka adalah sangat baik untuk menguatkan tulang yang patah kerana ia dapat menyembuhkan tulang dengan lebih cepat.

Air suam dengan rahsia cuka yang diminum akan melemahkan dan mengecutkan sistem aliran darah yang menjadi penyebab utama terjadinya lumpuh.

Adalah makruh mengambil air sembahyang (wuduk) pada suhu yang tinggi atau yang telah terkena panas cahaya matahari yang pastinya akan mengganggu sistem deria pada kulit.
Air sejuk secara psikologinya amat ditakuti oleh pesakit yang mengalami gangguan jin atau dikuasai oleh unsur-unsur spiritual yang jahat.

Air sejuk mempunyai nada bunyi dalam tekanan rendah yang amat lembut lagi
mengharmonikan.

Air sejuk akan menguatkan tulang bayi.
Air sejuk akan meningkatkan sistem imun yang luar biasa sebagai tenaga pencegahan berbagai penyakit alahan dan jangkitan.
Air sejuk dalam rahsia ais memegang rahsia kepadatan molekul kristal yang paling keras iaitu Intan.
Air sejuk adalah kuasa penyerap yang amat sesuai dijadikan sistem penghantaran tenaga yang paling cekap sehingga ke dasar sel yang jauh dan menyeluruh.
Air sejuk mempunyai daya rangsangan yang boleh mengembalikan semangat orang yang telah hilang seperti pengsan, gila dan koma kembali sedar.
Mandi air sejuk akan menguatkan tulang. Tulang yang berlebihan dengan urik asid akan meningkatkan suhu tulang dan melemahkan struktur tulang.
Air sejuk lebih stabil molekul atomnya.
Air sejuk lebih peka kepada gelombang frekuensi rendah yang dirakamkan melalui niat dalam amalan berwuduk.
Air sejuk dapat merakamkan gelombang frekuensi rendah lebih stabil.
Air sejuk sesuai dijadikan air penawar kepada orang yang ingin merakamkan bunyi dalaman yang disertai dengan rasa kasih sayang dan keikhlasan.
Air kelapa muda bersifat sejuk dan amat baik untuk kesihatan kerana ia amat berkesan meneutralkan kesan keracunan dan keasidan yang berlebihan di dalam aliran darah.

Tubuh secara semulajadi bersifat panas dan ia memerlukan pasangan yang bersifat sejuk.
Oksigen dan hidrogen bersifat panas dan ia menguasai bahagian perut. Adalah menjadi suatu kesalahan memulakan amalan pemakanan di waktu pagi dengan unsur-unsur yang panas. Minumlah seteguk air sejuk di awal pagi kerana ia akan menguatkan perut.

Semoga anda bergembira dengan maklumat yang diberikan. Sekiranya anda ada sebarang pertanyaan atau untuk mendapatkan khidmat rawatan alternatif Colour Vibration Therapy untuk merawat sebarang jenis penyakit termasuk yang kronik, kritikal atau yang dianggap tiada harapan untuk sembuh yang merangkumi peringkat spiritual, mental, emosi dan fizikal, sila hubungi saya. Saya sedia ikhtiar dengan sedaya upaya membantu walau di mana anda berada, Insya Allah.


WEEKEND VIEW: Travel Smart

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 08:00 AM PST


SO you like to travel . . . and you have epilepsy. Big deal!
That is no excuse for anyone to choose to stay at home and avoid going out to places and meeting new people like most others. 
Serene Low, 49, who hails from Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur ought to know about these things.

She has had nearly a 100 episodes of epileptic attacks since as a child. Several of them were nearly fatal.

But that didn't stop Serene and her family from visiting China last December.

But a little slipup made the trip for them an unforgettable nightmare.   

"We were all excited about our winter holiday which we had been planning for months," explained Serene to Wheel Power last week.

"I went through our checklist twice to ensure that we had everything: passports, luggage labels, travelling itinerary, etc.

"However it wasn't until after breakfast in our flight when I realised that to my horror, I had forgotten to bring my anti-epilepsy medication along," Serene went on.

All she could find was a bottle of a totally new drug in her possession that she had never taken before.   

The drug was given to Serene by her neurologist with a strong caution to use it judiciously and sparingly as a sudden change of medication could result in adverse side effects.

"As I had not had fits for over four years owing to my careful daily intake of my pills, I was terrified that I might get one or several seizure attacks in China," said Serene who has been a strong advocate for people with epilepsy for almost a decade.

"I had no choice but to take the new drug in an attempt to avoid having an attack," added Serene.

Disaster stuck on the second last day of Serene's holiday.

Serene fell onto the ground at a tourist spot. Fortunately, her husband and her son were with her when it happened.

They protected her head with her winter jacket and waited until the seizure had run its course.

When Serene came to, she was taken to a nearby coffee shop by her family to rest whilst a small crowd or curiously onlookers watched the whole drama.

Serene was taken back to her hotel room where she managed to get a complete night's rest.

Despite what happened to her, Serene says she is very lucky to be blessed with a very supportive family who are there for her all the time – during epileptic attacks or not.

She was also very touched by the shop that took her in to care for her after the episode.

Now all the wiser, Serene would like to offer the following simple tips to everyone who has epilepsy and would like to travel:

  1. Start first with your anti epileptic medication before packing any other items. And of course, make sure you pack the RIGHT medication.
  2. Make an effort to recheck if someone else had done it for you.
  3. Never pack your medication into one bag to avoid not having them if your luggage gets misplaced in airports. Have some available in your handbag and backpack as well for quick access. 
  4. Carry extras in case you need them.
  5. Check the expiry dates of all medication to make sure they stay fresh and last the length of your holiday.
  6. Always carry your identification card indicating you are a person with epilepsy, details of the types of medication that you are on, including dosage details, who your doctor is, and important names and phone numbers to call in an emergency.
  7. Inform the travel guide that you are person with epilepsy so that he will be prepared to help you during an emergency.
  8. Mingle and get to know the people you travelling with as a group.  Given any opportunity, share some simple information about epilepsy with them particularly on how they can be of help to someone in a seizure.
10)   Stay close to your friends and family who are travelling with you.
11)   Stand or stay a safe distance away from lakes, streams, rivers, sea,    fountains or waterfalls to avoid drowning during a seizure.

12) Encourage your family or friends to video or photograph you during an attack as this is useful material later for your neurologist in treating your condition.

For more information on epilepsy, please visit: www.epilepsylegacy.blogspot.com

Or email Serene at shrine32002@hotmail.com    

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Minta Maaf, Aduka Tetap Digari, Datuk Safar Bila Lagi

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 06:57 AM PST

Tindakan Bekas Pembantu Khas Perdana Menteri, Datuk Nasir Safar, yang mengeluarkan kenyataan berbaur perkauman dianggap amat sensitif kerana menyinggung perasaan kaum Cina dan India di negara ini.

Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Teratai, Janice Lee berkata, sebagai orang kepercayaan kepada perdana menteri Malaysia, beliau seharusnya mendokong kefahaman gagasan 1Malaysia dan bukan meningkatkan ketegangan sedia ada.

Beliau berkata, tindakan meminta maaf secara terbuka tidak cukup untuk mengubati kaum lain yang terguris dengan sindiran sebagai pendatang dan diugut ditarik kerakyatan jika membantah penetapan 12 subjek dalam Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).

Menurutnya, Nasir bukan sahaja perlu meletakkan jawatan sebagai pembantu khas tetapi semua jawatan termasuk wajar digantung keahliannya oleh Umno.

"Sebenarnya, Nasir sudah menyimpan isu perkauman ini di dalam fikirannya sehingga ia dikeluarkan dalam ucapan dengan mengutuk kaum Cina dan India di negara ini. Masalah ini perlu menggunakan undang-undang bagi menyelesaikannya kerana melibatkan isu sensitif. Sebagai tunggak kepada UMNO, seharusnya Nasir diambil tindakan jika parti itu ingin mengekalkan perpaduan rakyat," katanya.

Janice berkata demikian ketika mengulas kenyataan sebuah media tempatan bahawa Nasir sudah meminta maaf secara terbuka semalam.

Janice berkata, jika sikap pemimpin UMNO sebegini, sudah pasti gagasan 1Malaysia tidak akan berjaya.

"Gagasan 1Malaysia tidak akan berjaya kerana UMNO, MIC dan MCA harus dibubarkan jika ingin melaksanakannya bersungguh-sungguh. Kita semua tahu Barisan Nasional (BN) adalah parti perkauman dengan membataskan penglibatan perkauman di bawah parti komponennya," katanya.

Janice berharap tindakan sewajarnya harus dipertimbangkan UMNO supaya keadaan tidak bertambuh keruh lantaran isu perkauman ini. - FANSURINA ABDULLAH

Ulasan GB

Menteri KDN, datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein menyatakan bahawa walaupun Aduka Taruna sudah meminta maaf tetapi polis akan tetap ambil tindakan ke atasnya.

Kini bagaimana dengan kes Datuk Nasir Safar?

Sedangkan kes Datuk Nasir Safar lebih berat yang melibatkan ketegangan kaum.


Shahrir Abdul Samad, has slammed the government…set the record straight… the RM28 billion ‘wastes’ annually…

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 04:37 AM PST


'Clear the air about RM28 billion wasted'
Aidila Razak
Feb 5, 10
6:24pm
Former Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumer Minister, Shahrir Abdul Samad, has slammed the government for failing to set the record straight about the RM28 billion which it allegedly 'wastes' annually.

"Once an issue has been made public, the government has an obligation to respond clearly and quickly," he said.

He was speaking to Malaysiakini after launching the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca)'s news portal Konsumerkini and their Campaign for Mindful Consumption in Petaling Jaya, Selangor today.

fomca konsumerkini launch 050210 shahrir samad 02Shahrir (left) was referring to an article that appeared in The Star last October which said that excessive payments for government contracts could reach RM28 million a year.The estimate was made assuming an overpayment of 20 percent
for the contracts.

Auditor general queried

According to the Johor Bahru MP, his queries to the auditor general and the Public Accounts Committee revealed the figure to be 'erroneous'.

"Where did they get this figure from? 20 percent of certain projects is not the same as 20 percent of the development expenditure budget," said the former Public Accounts Committee chairperson.

Failure to rectify the figure, he added, has led the public to take it as the truth.

"Even opposition leaders are using this figure in Parliament," he said.

Shahrir also lambasted the Second Finance Minister Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah for not giving a clear picture of the issue.

In the article, Ahmad Husni fell short of providing a solid figure, and instead admitted that the government suffered 'a lot' from over estimated contracts.

"When people see his name there, it lends credibility to the article and this feeds into the 'charade'," he said.

The government's silence on the matter 'alludes that it is confirmed', especially when the story is read alongside the AG's report.

The report, released in last October highlighted numerous instances where the government overpaid for contracts, although the total amount was not tabulated.


‘Roadshow’ Untuk Anwar Seluruh Negara

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 05:31 AM PST

Kuala Lumpur menyaksikan laungan reformasi kembali bergema apabila 100 aktivis veteran reformasi berhimpun secara aman di perkarangan Masjid Wilayah, petang tadi.

Menghimpunkan aktivis-aktivis reformasi era 1998 dari wakil rakyat hingga ke aktivis jalanan, demonstrasi ini mengecam pertuduhan terhadap mantan Timbalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, yang mereka sifat sebagai ulangan konspirasi 10 tahun lalu.

Perhimpunan berlangsung tanpa gangguan dibawah pemantauan pihak berkuasa. Gerombolan Cawangan Khas turut dikesan, serta ketumbukan Unit Simpanan Persekutuan turut dikerah ke lokasi.

Kain rentang tertulis "Perhimpunan Bantah Fitnah ke-2" dan "Keadilan Untuk Anwar" dikibarkan bagi memperlihatkan sokongan teguh kepada pemimpin reformasi itu.

Ahli Parlimen Tian Chua berkata perhimpunan seperti ini akan berterusan sepanjang perbicaraan Anwar.

Mereka juga dijangka menjelajah seluruh Malaysia memberi perkembangan terkini perbicaraan kepada segenap lapisan masyarakat.

"Selagi bicara ini berkalu perhimpunan akan berterusan. Bukan saja di mahkamah tetapi kita akan adakan 'roadshow' seluruh negara dan kita akan bawa mesej ini secara terus kepada rakyat. Kita akan lancar pelbagai perhimpunan besar-besaran di kota-kota lain di seluruh negara dan setiap malam di ibu pejabat Keadilan kita akan adakan sesi informasi untuk memberi penerangan kepada penyokong-penyokong kita yang tidak sempat hadir dalam sesi mahkamah", kata beliau. -HY (Detik TVS)




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The trial of Geert Wilders: why we won't be hearing about camel urine

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 04:19 AM PST

The trial of the Dutch politician Geert Wilders recommenced yesterday with a ruling on which expert witnesses the defence would be permitted to call.

When the trial opened a fortnight ago, Wilders asked for a rather sparky list of 18 expert witnesses. They included some noted experts on Islam and social cohesion. And also a few, ahem, practitioners of the same. They were to include Mohammed Bouyeri, who shot, stabbed and partly beheaded the film-maker Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam in 2004. And also Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the jihadist cleric who was given the red-carpet treatment in London by former mayor Ken Livingstone a few years back.

Sadly the Dutch court haven't allowed these witnesses or most of the others, leaving the defence with only three witnesses. They are expert Simon Admiraal and leading Dutch scholar Hans Jansen (author of numerous scholarly books and the hilariously titled recent Islam for Pigs, Donkeys, Monkeys and Other Beasts). Most interestingly the court has allowed Wilders to call as an expert witness the brave and eloquent Wafa Sultan.

Sultan made her name – and garnered her first fatwas – for a blinding hit-the-ball-out-of-the-stadium interview on Al Jazeera a few years ago viewable here. It caused terrible convulsions across the Muslim world, and also apparently in Sheikh al-Qaradawi who described her home-truths session as consisting of "unbearable, ghastly things that made my hair stand on end."

I much look forward to seeing Wafa Sultan take the stand. Though I slightly pity the prosecution for having to attempt to cross-examine her.

But I can't help feeling disappointed that Qaradawi won't be appearing. Although he believes talking about the contents of the Koran is "unbearable, ghastly and makes his hair stand on end", I have always thought it interesting that he doesn't find at all hair-raising – in fact he has even been quoted on his own website as defending – certain forms of female circumcision.

I was so looking forward to Wilders' lawyers questioning Qaradawi about some of this. Whilst they were at it I had hoped they might question him about my favourite teaching of his. For Qaradawi has long been one of the world's foremost prononents of the healing properties of camel's urine.

What is interesting about this, and what I wish the court could have questioned him on, is why – since Qaradawi believes there is almost nothing that camel urine cannot do – when he himself had medical problems a couple of years back he abjured a steaming mug of the stuff and attempted to get into London to get treatment of a more modern kind.

Alas, now we might never know how he rationalises this. The Dutch courts have deprived us of this and many other answers by disallowing this one-off appearance in Holland by one of the world's most dangerous elderly comedians. Douglas Murray in The Telegraph


Kes Liwat Saiful Ditangguh Ke Isnin Depan

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 05:19 AM PST

Mahkamah Tinggi di sini hari ini menangguhkan ke Isnin depan kes perbicaraan liwat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, selepas hakim, pihak pendakwaan dan pihak pembelaan mengunjungi Kondominium Desa Damansara, tempat di mana kesalahan itu didakwa dilakukan ke atas pengadu, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Pemeriksaaan ke Unit 11-5-1 di kondominium itu, yang turut disertai Hakim Mahkamah Tinggi Datuk Mohamad Zabidin Mohd Diah, Anwar dan Mohd Saiful Bukhari, dilakukan mulai kira-kira 12 tengah hari hingga 12.50 tengah hari.

Ini merupakan pemeriksaan kedua selepas pihak pembelaan memohon mengunjungi unit itu hari ini setelah berbuat demikian Khamis.

Terdahulu, semasa perbicaraan kes itu di Mahkamah Tinggi hari ini Mohd Saiful Bukhari memberitahu bahawa dia tidak membuang air besar selama dua hari selepas didakwa diliwat oleh Anwar.

Ketika menyambung keterangannya pada hari ketiga perbicaraan kes terhadap Anwar yang dituduh meliwatnya, beliau berkata seluar panjang yang dipakainya pada hari kejadian adalah hadiah daripada Anwar.

Mohd Saiful, 25, bekas pembantu peribadi Anwar, adalah saksi pertama yang memberi keterangan apabila kes itu bermula pada Rabu di hadapan Hakim Mohamad Zabidin.

Anwar, 63, yang juga Anggota Parlimen Permatang Pauh, dituduh meliwat Mohd Saiful di Unit 11-5-1 Kondominium Desa Damansara, Jalan Setiakasih, Bukit Damansara, antara 3.01 petang dan 4.30 petang pada 26 Jun 2008.

Dia dituduh mengikut Seksyen 377B Kanun Keseksaan dan boleh dihukum penjara sehingga 20 tahun dan disebat jika disabit kesalahan.

Pada prosiding yang bermula 9.51 pagi tadi, Mohd Saiful Bukhari juga memberi keterangan terhadap sampel-sampel yang diambil dari badannya selain baju dan seluar dalamnya juga dijadikan barang bukti.

Mohd Saiful berkata dia menganggap Anwar seorang pemimpin berkarisma dan sebab itulah dia mahu bertugas dengan penasihat Parti Keadilan Rakyat itu.

Peguamcara Negara II Datuk Mohd Yusof Zainal Abiden, yang mengetuai pihak pendakwaan, kemudian memberitahu mahkamah bahawa pemeriksaan utama terhadap Mohd Saiful Bukhari sudah selesai. -- BERNAMA



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What is the alternative, people?

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 12:48 AM PST


From Sidney Morning Herald
By Barry Wain

The last time Malaysia's former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim was charged with sodomy, the country's judicial system was on trial. This time around, the stakes are even higher.

If Anwar is convicted, in a case that opened in Kuala Lumpur's High Court on Tuesday, Malaysians can wave goodbye to the best chance of developing a two-party political system in more than half a century.

It will also end any real prospect of Malaysia extricating itself from corrosive race-based politics, and signal the former British territory's continued descent into self-destructive extremism.

Over the past two years, the charismatic Anwar, 62, has achieved what many analysts thought was impossible. He has tacked together three disparate political parties and formed a credible – if still fragile – opposition, representing hope for a multiracial future.

Nobody else has the organisational ability, political skills and personal trust to hold them together and provide the People's Front, as it calls itself, with dynamic leadership.

Anwar's legal problems should be seen in this light.

In 1998, then-prime minister Mahathir Mohamad sacked Anwar as deputy premier and finance minister because he suspected Anwar was using the turmoil of the Asian economic crisis to challenge him.

Beaten viciously in custody, Anwar spent years in jail after being found guilty of corruption and sodomy in trials regarded as fatally flawed by international legal authorities. He was cleared of sodomy on appeal, but banned from seeking public office for five years.

On his return, he galvanised the fragmented opposition into a stunning psychological victory in 2008, capturing five of Malaysia's 13 states and denying the ruling National Front coalition its customary two-thirds majority in parliament.

The opposition was able to make such gains by tapping into the "politics of disgust", winning the support of Malaysians alienated by rampant corruption and cronyism. Significant numbers of them crossed ethnic lines to vote for candidates promising reform.

Anwar targeted the affirmative action program called the New Economic Policy, which is supposed to channel economic benefits to native peoples, predominantly Malays. The policy has been widely abused to enrich better-off Malays, notably members of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the dominant party in the 13-member National Front.

In a bold move, Anwar formulated an alternative new economic agenda to assist all poor Malaysians, based on need rather than ethnicity. Not only did droves of disaffected Chinese and Indians desert the government, but a significant percentage of Malays also switched allegiance.

UMNO, in power since Malaysia gained independence in 1957, has reacted badly to its setback. Faced with the possibility of defeat at the next elections, due in 2013, the party has concentrated on sabotaging the resurgent opposition rather than reforming itself.

Like the rerun of a bad movie, Anwar was promptly arrested and charged again with sodomy, this time on the complaint of a university drop-out who had worked briefly for Anwar. Consensual sex between males is illegal in Malaysia, punishable by 20 years' imprisonment and caning, though the law is rarely enforced.

The public perception in Malaysia is that "sodomy 2″, as the local media dub it, is entirely political, a view shared by the international community. An Amnesty International spokesman has characterised the trial as "the same old dirty tricks" to remove Anwar from politics.

UMNO has also resorted to scaremongering, using race and religion to reinforce the fear among Malays, the majority community, that they are besieged and under threat.

UMNO was blamed for fanning racial tension when arsonists last month attacked 10 churches across the country, after a court ruled that Christians could use the Arabic word "Allah" as a translation for "God" in the Malay language. The government insists "Allah" should be reserved solely for Muslims, despite widespread use of the word by Christians and other minorities in Arabic-speaking countries and places such as Indonesia.

Prime Minister Najib Razak, elected president of UMNO last year to replace the discredited Abdullah Badawi and stem UMNO's decline, has talked reform and even made minor adjustments to affirmative action. But while he promotes an inclusive vision for the country under the slogan of "One Malaysia", an UMNO-owned newspaper often carries racist commentaries.

Anwar and his allies in the People's Front have found the going rough in the past two years. Through a mixture of inexperience and incompetence, they have underperformed in the states they control.

Still, if Anwar is jailed for sodomy, it will not only end his political career but also terminate an attempt to open up the economic and political systems of one of the Muslim world's most important countries.

Barry Wain, writer-in-residence at the Institute of South-East Asian Studies in Singapore and author of the recently released Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times, speaks to an Asialink public event on February 16, 6pm, Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre at the University of Melbourne.


All I need is…

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 01:40 AM PST

Luth Mikael Azman,

miki in tea plantation

My son,

luth mikael

Miki

the food for my soul…
Mummy loves you, Miki!


Bila Memorandum Pun Dibakar Sama...

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 01:51 AM PST

Sekumpulan pertubuhan bukan kerajaan Melayu mengadakan protes di bangunan Komtar di sini hari ini bagi membantah tindakan kerajaan negeri, yang didakwa diskriminasi, merobohkan gerai-gerai haram kendalian orang Melayu di negeri itu.

Patung Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng juga dibakar dalam protes itu yang diadakan selepas solat Jumaat tadi.

Mereka berhimpun di kawasan Masjid Jamek Simpang Enam sebelum sembahyang Jumaat dan kemudian berjalan kaki ke arah Komtar, yang menempatkan pejabat-pejabat kerajaan negeri untuk menyerahkan memorandum kepada Lim.

Polis gagal dalam menahan kumpulan berkenaan daripada menuju ke premis itu.

Protes itu diaturkan oleh Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Pulau Pinang dan Gabungan Pelajar Melayu Semenanjung (GPMS).

Turut mengambil bahagian ialah Presiden Perkasa, Datuk Ibrahim Ali selaku Ahli Parlimen Pasir Mas dan berucap pada majlis itu.

Selepas gagal menemui Lim di pejabatnya, kumpulan itu membakar patung Lim dan juga memorandum.

Kumpulan itu mendesak Lim meletakkan jawatan.

Kumpulan ini mahu mengadakan perhimpunan yang sama selepas ini jika keadaan tidak berubah.

Ulasan GB

Sia-sia berdemo bila memo yng tak dapat diserah tiba-tiba dibakar.
hangus semua.


Jacky Cheung sings Roger Wang

Posted: 05 Feb 2010 01:01 AM PST


So … what am I doing talking about Jacky Cheung? What does a Cantopop superstar have anything to do with me?

Well … On 29 January 2010, Jacky Cheung, one of the biggest names in Chinese pop music, released "Private Corner", his 57th album and first ever Jazz album. Track 4 on that album is a song called "十二個音", which is a Cantonese version of "Love Scale", a song I wrote and originally featured in the first Double Take album. And to top that off, I got to play guitar on that track too!!

It all started a year ago when Stephen Lim, Jacky Cheung's recording engineer, came back home to Kota Kinabalu for his Chinese New Year break. I met up with him to talk about bands we could bring in from Hong Kong for the 2009 KK Jazz Festival. Later he told me that his "boss" will be starting work on his next album and this time it will be a Jazz album. They were still going through the song selection process, so he invited me to send over some of my songs. I sent over 2 songs but didn't put too much hope into it. Later I got an email from Stephen saying that they like what they heard and would like to hear more. That's when I began thinking that maybe they are serious about this and it might just be heading somewhere. So I sent 2 more songs.

By May, I was told that they have gone through their first round of selection and they have selected 2 of my songs to be considered for the next round. The songs were "Love Scale" and a song I wrote but was never released called "Cinta Kasih Sayang".  It was getting exciting, but still too soon to celebrate. I am sure they are filtering through 100s of songs and being one of the best selling Chinese singers in the world; he would have some really high criteria to live up to.

I received the good news in June. Jacky Cheung has selected "Love Scale" for the album. It was wonderful news, but still too soon to celebrate. Songs can still be thrown out till the very last minute of production.

Frankly speaking, even though I was very excited, I did feel a bit apprehensive about how it was going to turn out. I couldn't imagine "Love Scale" sung in Cantonese and I didn't know how they were going to interpret the song and music arrangement.

With Stephen Lim (left) and Nick Lee of Arks Studio (Centre)

They were going to start production in July and will be doing most of the recording for the music tracks in Arks Studio, Kuala Lumpur. I was scheduled to record on 15 July. All I got from them was a chord chart, which didn't show much in terms of how the music will be arranged. When I showed up for the session, I found out that it would be a "live" recording with some of the best sessionists in town. This means that the whole band will be performing and recording together, a production method common in Jazz but rarely attempted in Cantopop music. I guess they where really serious about making this Jazz album as authentic as possible.

I was also relieved to find out that they have kept the instrumentation very basic, with just me on the acoustic guitar, Andy Peterson on bass, Lewis Pragasam on drums and Steve Thornton on percussion. This gave me a lot of artistic freedom to do my "thing" on the guitar. It also meant that my guitar would be prominently featured on this song, second only to the vocals.

With the producer, Andrew Tuason

I ran through the song with the producer, Andrew Tuason, and ironed out some details in the arrangement. After that we ran though the song with the whole band. We recorded a few takes and wrapped up the whole session for this song in about 2 hours. I was happy with the result. All that's missing now is Jacky Cheung's vocals.

Listening to the playback

After that recording session, I kept in touch with Stephen regarding the status of the album and was later told that the original December release date has been pushed back due to some production delay. Apparently, some songs from the initial recording session had to be taken out of the album so they were still short of songs. I was just glad that "Love Scale" was still in. Which just shows that it was still too soon to celebrate.

Just before Christmas I got a call from Stephen, saying that Jacky Cheung wanted to record "Love Scale" 1 tone higher than what was recorded. They could keep the drums and percussion tracks, but the guitar and bass had to be re-recorded in the new key. We were not able to get Andy Peterson to redo his bass part, so I called my regular bassist, Simon Lau, who flew in from Labuan to record in my studio in Kota Kinabalu. Stephen sent the audio tracks over for us to use as a guide to record to. It had Jacky Cheung's vocals in it. It was the first time I heard him singing "Love Scale". I didn't know what to expect. It was strange and amazing at the same time. After hearing the whole take, I was convinced that he had nailed it.

The Cantonese lyrics kept the meaning of the original English version. It didn't sound awkward. In fact it sounded great. He made the song his own. So much so that one would think his was originally version. That's the sign of a great singer. I now understand why they call him one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop.

I finished recording the new parts and sent it of as soon as possible. I think they just had enough time to mix and compile the whole album for the final approval on 29 December before being sent for mastering in US by the legendary mastering engineer, Bernie Grundman.

Jacky Cheung with his new album.

So now it's official. The album is out. My song is in. My guitar part is in. It was even one of the 2 songs he performed at his album launch press conference.

However, all this still feels a bit surreal to me and the significance of it is only beginning to sink in. As of today, I have yet to hold the album in my hand. Stephen said he will try and bring back an autographed limited edition CD for me when he comes back home for his Chinese New Year break next week.

Maybe then …. It will be time to celebrate!!!


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