Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cari Makan @ Kuala Lumpur : Sek Yuen Restaurant

Cari Makan @ Kuala Lumpur : Sek Yuen Restaurant


Cari Makan @ Kuala Lumpur : Sek Yuen Restaurant

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 09:00 AM PDT

My friends planned to go to YUEN for the all you can eat steamboat but we ended up in Yuen too but it's not the YUEN that served the steamboat... This is Sek Yuen Restaurant. This is because i could not make it to Sunway as i need to send and pick up my parent to/from a wedding dinner @ downtown on March 13th 2010.

Sek Yuen Restaurant is a very old restaurant which still surviving in the old part of Kuala Lumpur... It located in Jalan Pudu and it has been there for decades... One of my friend has so many old and sweet memories... :p

Anyway, there were four of us and we ordered 4 dishes... one of the dish was their popular dish i.e. Roasted duck. While waiting for our dishes to be served, they served us the nice and crispy peanuts

Peanuts

Fried Spring Rolls

Mutton broiling

Stir fry Vegetables

Roasted Duck

The food is yumilicious and i would like to have another round of dinner over there as i love their duck...

Summary rating
First Impression (greeting customer) : 3/5
Ambience (table setting, environment) : 2/5
Customer Service (Serving food, response to customer request) : 3/5
Food & baverage (taste, quality, value for money) : 5/5
Overall rating : 3.25/5


If you want a good food with value for money... and don't mind the table setting and environment. This is really a nice and good restaurant to visit.

Recommended... Just give it a try.


the real marginalised people – the orang asal

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:49 AM PDT

the correct term to descirbe them now is ORANG ASAL, not orang asli. 'orang asal' as in 'original people', see. they are the real bumiputera.

in my post 3 days ago, 'who are the real bumiputera', i had posted a comment from malaysiakini where someone mentioned about the systematic islamisation of the orang asal.  then 2 days ago i found in malaysiakini again, an interesting letter about the orang asal.   he/she mentioned about 'the systematic act of genocide' of the orang asal.   it was his/her own personal experience! you can read about it there but it's so good that i need to share it here, so i'm going to copy it and post it here.

(picture taken from here)

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An Eye-Witness
Mar 19, 10
7:43pm

In view of the recent events concerning the Orang Asli, I am compelled to write this letter to testify personally to the difficult situations encountered by the Orang Asli in Peninsular Malaysia.

My friends and I belong to a group of volunteers who have been visiting the interior of Pahang to provide basic healthcare and medical assistance to the Orang Asli over the last six years wherever we can. What we have seen and heard was heartbreaking.

Technically, health clinics have been set up across the country, including the state of Pahang, to provide healthcare services and basic medical assistance to the Orang Asli. In truth, however, most of these clinics have long been abandoned or are unmanned. The reason being, medical officers who have been assigned to these clinics never turn up for work at these clinics. At the same time, these same medical officers continue to claim payments and salaries for services which they have not rendered at these health clinics.

I remember an incident where a pregnant Orang Asli woman had to walk to a trunk road from her village at the edge of a forest to seek medical help. She was going into labour and there was no one in her village who was able to help her.

The 'tok batin' (title of the head of an Orang Asli village) told us, later on, that the health clinic at their village had been abandoned for a number of years because the medical officers assigned to the clinic had refused to turn up for work. As a result, this pregnant Orang Asli woman died on her way to the trunk road. This incident took place a few days before our arrival.

In our dialogues at a number of Orang Asli villages over the years, we were told that medical officers routinely refused to treat or work with the Orang Asli because they are of the opinion that the Orang Asli are a 'dirty' and 'filthy' people and therefore are not worthy of any help or assistance.

On another incident, we took an Orang Asli to a government hospital in a town in Pahang for treatment for problems related to hypertension and nearly had his medications thrown at his face. This doctor was unaware that my friend, who is a medical specialist from a hospital in KL, and I were waiting outside the consultation room. When we were told of the rude incident, my friend and I decided to confront this doctor for an explanation. Only then was the Orang Asli man given proper information about his prescription.

During a recent monsoon season where flood waters had nearly devastated an Orang Asli village, no one turned up to provide any form of relief or assistance to the villagers. Eventually, a small consignment of rice was sent to the village by the state government.

The rice was left at the home of the 'tok batin' who refused to distribute the rice to the rest of the villagers. The 'tok batin' claimed to be an Umno member, therefore, he was untouchable and could do as he pleased. Some villagers told us later on that the rice was never distributed and were sold to a third party.

Our team managed to transport about two dozen bags of rice to be distributed to the villagers. One of the villagers, a widow already weakened by hunger, succumbed to a fatal asthmatic attack while taking a bag of rice back to her hut. At her funeral that evening, our team was overwhelmed by a deep sense of desperation. Till today, a number of us in the team are still haunted by this tragic event.

Tragic incidences like these are just the tip of an iceberg. Land belonging to the Orang Asli, especially those in the lowland, are often leased out to oil palm plantation companies. In return, each Orang Asli household gets a small 'rental income' of up to RM500 per month on an average. Here again, this is at the discretion of the 'tok batin'. This 'income' is sometimes withheld from households that are widowed or orphaned. Largely illiterate, these widows and orphans have no legal recourse to claim their entitlement and are left to fend for themselves.

Furthermore, oil palm plantations sometimes destroy the Orang Asli home ground by allowing excessive fertilisers and pesticides to pollute the environment and to destroy nearby rivers. These are the same oil palm plantations which made promises of employment to the Orang Asli before the first planting but which usually reneged on their promises.

Indonesian workers are favoured over the Orang Asli. The main reason stated by oil palm plantation owners is that Indonesian workers are more reliable as the Orang Asli have a problem with alcoholism and do not turn up for work when required. Interestingly, some Orang Asli have found it easier to get jobs in Singapore than back home in Malaysia.

Alcoholism and drug addiction among the Orang Asli are serious social problems among the younger Orang Asli. Aids/HIV is next. Marginalised by much of society and government policies, many young Orang Asli turn to drugs and alcohol to vent their anger and frustration. Most of the Orang Asli drop out of school by the time they reached Form 2.

While some hostels are provided at some secondary schools for the Orang Asli, the Orang Asli students are often told that they must convert to Islam if they want to pursue further education at the schools. Caught between a rock and a hard place, some Orang Asli students comply while others just slip through the cracks. The Orang Asli are basically animistic in their religious beliefs. Any other religion is a hard sell with the Orang Asli.

Concerning the Orang Asli Affairs Department, the JHEOA, itis becoming more like an extended Islamic affairs department than an Orang Asli affairs department. The unwritten policy of the JHEOA seems to be to proselyte and convert the Orang Asli to Islam. For example, if an Orang Asli village needs to build a community hall but is lacking the resources to do so, they can approach the JHEOA.

However, the Orang Asli must provide an undertaking that the community hall must double-up as a 'surau' before any approval is given. I have been told personally by two 'tok batins' that they will be paid RM100 to RM200 as a reward for every Orang Asli converted to Islam in their respective villages.

I have seen more 4WDs in the Klang Valley with the JHEOA logo painted on their doors in the than in the state of Pahang over the last isx years. Can someone in the JHEOA enlighten me on this? To me, the JHEOA had long outlived its purpose.

Finally, the problems facing the Orang Asli must be dealt with quickly and in a humane manner. Sweeping the dirt under the carpet is not going to make it all go away. The denial mentality among our politicians must be arrested. The Orang Asli are facing the real risk of extinction as a people. To deny otherwise is nothing more than a systematic act of genocide.



Torturing Animals For Our "Security"

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:40 AM PDT

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Skrip Ucapan Zahrain Wujudkan Kecurigaan Sesama MP BN Sendiri

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 10:19 AM PDT

Pendedahan Ahli Parlimen Bebas dari Bayan Baru, Zahrain Hashim berhubung beberapa nama yang didakwanya berunding dengan Anwar Ibrahim untuk meninggalkan UMNO-BN dan menubuhkan kerajaan baru menjelang 16 September 2008 mencetuskan kecurigaan baru di kalangan ahli-ahli UMNO dan Barisan Nasional.

Malah ramai di kalangan mereka yang mempersoalkan apakah motif Zahrain berbuat demikian kerana ia pasti menimbulkan keretakan dalam perpaduan umno-bn yang mutakhir ini semakin rapuh.

Krisis dalaman Barisan Nasional seperti yang berlaku dalam MCA serta gesaan dari pelbagai peringkat parti Gerakan supaya meninggalkan BN dikeruhkan lagi oleh pendedahan Zahrain awal minggu ini di Dewan Rakyat.

"Apa yang disebutkan oleh Zahrain di dalam parlimen, sebahagian besarnya adalah pembohongan dan ini telah dibuktikan dengan kenyataan yang dibuat oleh Tengku Razaleigh, dan ini turut dinafikan oleh satu dua orang dari Sabah termasuk Bung Mokhtar" ujar Naib Presiden PKR, Syed Husin Ali.

Dalam sidang Dewan Rakyat Rabu lalu, Zahrain yang dianggap sebagai tentera baru UMNO oleh Parti Keadilan Rakyat menyebut nama-nama seperti Ahli Parlimen Gua Musang, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Ahli Parlimen Kalabakan, Ghapur Salleh dan Datuk Anifah Aman Ahli Parlimen Kimanis sebagai antara mereka dikatakan berunding dengan Ketua Pembangkang, Anwar Ibrahim untuk meninggalkan BN.

Sebelum itu, Anifah yang kini Menteri Luar, pernah mendakwa dalam rundingan dengan Anwar, beliau kononnya ditawarkan jawatan penting dalam cabinet baru yang bakal dibentuk selepas 16 September dua tahun lalu.

"Bila UMNO merasakan dirinya tidak waspada akan berlaku perkara seperti ini ianya akan merugikan kepada UMNO sendiri. Dan ini apabila tembelangnya terbuka sekarang ini, saya fikir ia satu hal yang baik kepada UMNO kalau dia mahu berubah" ujar bekas Ketua Pengarang Utusan Melayu, Said zahari pula.

Nama lain yang kini dalam keadaan sulit akibat faktor Zahrain ini ialah Datuk Eric Majimbun Ahli Parlimen Sepanggar; Tengku Datuk Seri Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar Ahli Parlimen Jerantut; Puad Zarkashi, Ahli Parlimen Batu Pahat; Datuk Chau Soon Bui , Ahli Parlimen Tawau serta Datuk Bung Mokhtar Raden, Ahli Parlimen Kinabatangan.

Bagaimanapun bagi menyembunyikan kegusaran UMNO-BN, fokus cuba diberikan kepada sebahagian lagi pendedahan Zahrain kononnya Anwar ada menyatakan kepadanya bahawa Seri Paduka Baginda yang di-Pertuan Agong berkenan menyokong kerajaan baru Pakatan Rakyat dan nama panglima angkatan tentera juga dibabitkan.

"Saya fikir ini titik politik yang UMNO sengaja gunakanlah sebab mereka nampak ia titik politik yang boleh digunakan sekarang. Anwar menggunakan nama Agong dan sebagainya ia bukanlah satu perkara yang semestinya sebab ada kemungkinan pada waktu itu Anwar ada bertemu dengan Agong dan mungkin Agong bersetuju. Cuma yang tidak disangkakan oleh Anwar mungkin perkara ini mungkin diumumkan" ujar Said Zahari.

Lantaran itu, apabila mendapat isyarat daripada pengerusi BN, Najib Razak, ahli-ahli umno berpusu-pusu membuat laporan polis menggesa siasatan dijalankan.

"Saya nampak tindakan yang hendak diambil oleh polis ini adalah ekoran daripada apa yang disebut oleh Perdana Menteri. Perdana Menteri menyatakan pihak berkuasa perlu menyiasat tetapi pihak berkuasa seperti polis dan AG, Gani Patail, mereka ini tidak mempunyai kredibiliti sama sekali untuk menyisat perkara seperti ini" ujar Syed Husin pula.

Sehubungan itu, Pengarah Strategi Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Tian Chua menyifatkan tindakan itu sebagai dalil menunjukkan meskipun sudah lebih setahun, umno masih dihantui baying-bayang pelan 16 September dan terus mencurigai kesetiaan wakil-wakil rakyatnya.

"Ada kemungkinan begitu. Tetapi juga menunjukkan bahawa mereka menggunakan ucapan Zahrain ini untuk menekan atau memperkukuh balik Ahli-ahli Parlimen Barisan Nasional supaya mereka taat atau diintimidasikan supaya mereka tidak lagi berani untuk menentang kepimpinan Najib" ujar Tian.

Pemuda Umno membuat dua laporan polis di Lembah Klang hari ini berhubung pendedahan Ahli Parlimen Bayan Baru Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim di Parlimen Rabu lalu mengenai rancangan "16 September", bagi membolehkan polis menjalankan siasatan berhubung dakwaan itu.

Laporan polis pertama difailkan Ketua Pemuda Umno Selangor Suhaimi Ghazali di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Sepang kira-kira pukul 10 pagi tadi manakala laporan kedua oleh Ketua Pemuda Umno Wilayah Persekutuan Rizalman Mokhtar di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah Dang Wangi tengah hari tadi.

Semalam Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak dan Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Husein memberitahu pihak berkuasa termasuk Jabatan Peguam Negara akan menyiasat pendedahan ini.

Ketua Polis Negara Tan Sri Musa Hassan mengesahkan bahawa PDRM telah menerima laporan berhubung dakwaan Zahrain itu dan akan memanggil Anwar untuk disiasat dibawah Akta Hasutan 1948.

"Saya mengalu-alukan mereka siasatlah. Kami tidak ada masalah disiasatlah. Sekarang alasan mereka mereka melakukan semua ini their afraid to expose their witnesses and their using the independent untuk menekan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, dan saya nampak ini mendedahkan betapa takutnya mereka kepada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim".

Tian menambah rakyat umumnya sedar bahawa sokongan rakyat kepada Umno semakin menipis, terutamanya menjelang pilihanraya negeri Sarawak tidak lama lagi dan pilihanraya umum ke-13 akan datang.

"Ini adalah satu motif yang nyata kerana 16 September merupakan sangat kritikal dan kerajaan sekarang mengakui bahawa betul mereka hampir jatuh dan mereka sekarang ini masih takut kepada ada kemungkinan ini akan berulang....." tambahnya lagi. -TVS




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Hannan! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 09:53 AM PDT

So you're 18 years old today..dah ada boyfriend?? Habis? Why always sengih bila sms?? Haa..

Seth and Hannan

Amboi2! Bertepek poda lepas mandi!

Seth is very protective of the adik..

Jelingan yang tajam..

Hannan celebrating one of her high-calorie birthdays!

Before Harris and Banun came, Hannan was the baby of the family! Hakim giving his sis a peck on the cheek. There were 5 of them then..before she got dethroned!
Happy Birthday Hannan! We LOVE you..


Hannan! Happy Birthday !!

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 09:47 AM PDT

So you're 18 years old today..dah ada boyfriend?? Habis..asyik sengih bila sms?? Haa..

Seth and Hannan

Amboi2! Bertepek poda lepas mandi!

Seth is very protective of the adik..

Jelingan yang tajam..

Hannan celebrating one of her high-calorie birthdays!

Before Harris and Banun came, Hannan was the baby of the family! Hakim giving his sis a peck on the cheek. There were 5 then..before she got dethroned!
Happy Birthday Hannan! We LOVE you..


Select committee should investigate Anwar - Rais. Why not investigate Umno-appointed PM for alleged link with murder of a Mongolian?

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 08:44 AM PDT

The Information Communication and Culture Minister said the Dewan Rakyat can determine whether or not Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had falsely invoked the King and...

The BM version of the Bernama news:
21 Mac, 2010 21:40 PM
JEMPOL, 21 Mac (Bernama) -- Menteri Penerangan Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan, Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim mencadangkan agar ketua pembangkang Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim disiasat oleh Jawatankuasa Khas Dewan Rakyat berhubung dakwaan beliau berbohong menggunakan nama Yang di-Pertuan Agong dan Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) dalam rancangan 16 September.

Beliau berkata hanya Dewan Rakyat sahaja yang boleh menentukan kebenaran sebenar di mana Anwar harus menjawab semua pertuduhan sama ada beliau bercakap benar atau sebaliknya.

"Dewan Rakyat mesti bertindak menjalankan siasatan di bawah jawatankuasa istimewa dan jawatankuasa khas supaya fakta sebenarnya dapat diketahui," katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan program majlis Pewaris Muda Negara di Felda Pasoh 2, di sini, hari Ahad.

"Ini akan menjadi pengajaran kepada semua pemimpin supaya mereka tidak tunduk kepada kehendak berbohong atau pun memutarbelitkan fakta," katanya.

Baru-baru ini, Anggota Parlimen Bayan Baru Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim mengemparkan Parlimen apabila mendedahkan bagaimana Anwar sanggup mengheret nama Yang di-Pertuan Agong dan ATM bagi menjayakan rancangan mengambil alih kerajaan pusat pada 16 September.

--BERNAMA


It's a dog...it's a man...no, it's superdog! - WATCH BESTdogjokeever

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 07:18 AM PDT


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The HIV+ mother/daughter

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 06:55 AM PDT

While I do have over 20 PLHIV women under my care, the most amongst my fellow volunteers, not all of them are really active clients. Most of the other volunteers have only about 3 or 4 active clients each, while those who have more, are mostly keeping in touch with their clients via telephone calls only.

In my case, I can't be visiting all 20 over clients every month. Where got time??

Some I visit every month, or at least every other month; some I just meet from time to time when they come to Ipoh for their appointments, some I visit just for Raya while some I'd just keep in touch by telephone. No, not that I practice favoritism, but having over 20 families in my list, I'd have to prioritise. I usually pay more attention to the problematic ones, at least until they become somewhat independent. Once I see that they can be independent enough, I'd slowly back out from their lives, not totally, but slowly. Maybe from monthly visits I'd reduce to every other month, then maybe quarterly and so on. I can't be helping them all my life.

I do however, have clients who don't want me to visit them at home, for fear that their neighbors may want to know who came to visit, and why we visit. One of them is Nuri. She's so fearful that her kampong folks may find out that she is HIV positive. Coincidentally, I do have another client, Ani, who stays in the same kampong as Nuri, and yes, they do know each other. From Ani, I found out that their kampong folks had long suspected Nuri to be HIV positive because they had suspected Nuri's late husband, who had been an injecting drug user, to be HIV positive as well.

Oh well, looks like despite the precautions Nuri took, her kampong folks had already assumed that she has HIV.

Nuri was one of those who had initially refused Buddies' services. To her, having a buddy meant having someone to remind her of her HIV. But the time came when she needed our help to apply for welfare aid, so she called my colleague whom she met during one of our HIV clinic duties. My colleague then passed her case to me, thinking that having a fellow Malay lady as a buddy, Nuri wouldn't mind me visiting her at home.

Nope, Nuri still didn't want me to visit her at home. The last time I went to visit her, we promised to meet up somewhere in town, and when I asked her to recommend a place where we could sit down and maybe have something to eat while talking things over, she insisted to go to a place a bit further from her kampong, for fear that she may meet someone she knew.

We did help her get some financial aid, and with the financial aid that she got, Nuri opened up a food stall near a school. Sometimes business is good, sometimes it's not. But that's her source of income and with that income she brings up her children. Despite inviting her to join us for our Family Day every year, Nuri had always refused. To her, joining the Family Day activity would mean other people would know she has HIV.

While I feel that her children may want to attend our Family Day activities (otherwise the children hardly gets a chance to visit other places), I still have to respect Nuri's wishes. I can't force her to join us. I still contact her from time to time just to find our how she's doing, but most of the time, she'd just say she's okay.

After some time, my calls couldn't get through, and my text messages went unanswered. Once in a while, I'd bump into her at the HIV clinic during my voluntary duty. When asked if she had changed her phone number, she'd say she's still using the same number. It was as though she didn't want to give us her number.

Actually I'm a bit concerned about her because she has an HIV+ child, Farah, 9. The girl was diagnosed rather late, because the parents didn't know of their own infection earlier, and unlike now, pregnant women back then were not tested for HIV. During her first year in school, she was always sick and tests later revealed that she was HIV positive. With the many days of school Farah had to miss due to her illness, Nuri just told the teachers at school that Farah had some lung infections, which was also true.

The poor girl has since started taking Anti Retroviral drugs, and she has to take them all her life.

So why am I bringing up Nuri's and Farah's story now? Well, after a long silence, Nuri finally contacted me 2 days ago, from a new number. When I asked if she had changed her number, she said, "Eh tak, ni nombor lama!" But of course, she had been using that number for some time, but because she never gave me the number, it's new to me!

Nuri called to ask if I could help her sister get a place at a government nursing college (she had already applied online, she was hoping I could pull some cables or strings). Ah, she needed a favour, so she called me! Too bad, I don't have any cables (not even a rafia string!) at the necessary department or agency, so I couldn't help her out.

But I took the opportunity to ask her how little Farah was doing, and was told that Farah had to be hospitalised again quite recently, again due to lung infection.

The poor girl! I've met her twice before and she looked somewhat fragile. Just like her mother.

The last time I bumped into Nuri at the HIV clinic (which was quite some time ago), I commented that she looked skinnier than before. And her immediate reaction was, "Akak nampak dah berisi!"

I wonder how Nuri and Farah looks like now. I know I have added some weight since I last met them, so I can just imagine a repeat of the very same sentence Nuri said to me the last time…


Penubuhan Petronas Tidak Sah?

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 06:37 AM PDT

Exco Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan Datuk Husam Musa berkata, pihaknya memang sudah lama menyedari penubuhan Petronas kemungkinan besar tidak sahih tetapi tidak mengambil berat soal tersebut.

Sebaliknya beliau yang bertanggungjawab terhadap soal membawa tuntutan mendapatkan royalti minyak berkata, kerajaan negeri mahu memberi fokus terhadap pertikaian itu berbanding soal status Petronas semata-mata.

"Sebenarnya, semasa peguam-peguam penasihat Kerajaan Negeri berbincang sebelum ini, isu seperti ini ada dibangkitkan.

"Termasuk sudut lain bahawa perjanjian yang dibuat oleh Kerajaan Negeri dengan Petronas adalah tidak sah dan tidak terpakai berasaskan sebab-sebab yang lain.

"Namun, kami mengambil pendirian mengenepikan sementara waktu pandangan seperti itu kerana ia akan merosakkan Petronas," kata beliau dalam tulisan blognya hari ini.

Semalam profesor undang-undang Datuk Dr Shad Saleem Faruqi berkata kewujudan firma minyak negara Petronas kemungkinan tidak sah kerana undang-undang penubuhannya telah diluluskan sebelum ia menandatangani perjanjian dengan semua negeri.

"Saya merasakan beberapa aspek dalam akta Petronas adalah tidak sah," kata Shad pada satu forum di sini.

Di bawah perjanjian yang ditandatangani pertengahan 1970-an semua negeri telah dijanjikan bayaran tunai lima peratus ke atas minyak yang dikeluarkan di pesisir pantai atau di luar pesisir pantai sebagai balasan kepada penyerahan hak kawalan ke atas sumber-sumber petroleum kepada Petronas.

Shad berkata, akta itu diluluskan sebelum kesemua negeri menandatangani perjanjian dimaksudkan.

Dalam tulisan di blognya hari ini, Husam memberitahu beliau memilih pandangan yang lebih sederhana iaitu mengikut undang-undang dan perjanjian serta konvensyen selama ini, Kelantan berhak mendaapatkan royalti bagi semua pengeluaran minyak dan gas di luar pantainya.

"Petronas sebuah entiti haram - sekurang-kurang itu pendapat Prof Shad Faruqi. Petronas sebuah badan perniagaan haram?

"Jika itu bukan sebuah letupan di muka Petronas, menunggu letupan yang lebih besar takut nanti sudah terlewat dan hanya meranapkan terus integriti Petronas," katanya.

Beliau juga mempersoalkan "adakah berbaloi bagi sebuah badan koporat bertaraf dunia untuk dihalakan peluru yang menembusi maruah korporatnya semata-mata kerana cuba mengelak membayar kepada Kelantan apa sebenarnya terhak?"

"Ketika Petronas sedang cergas melabur berpuluh bilion dolar di luar negara, kedudukan penubuhannya sendiri di sisi undang sampai dipertikaikan.

"Apa akan jadi jika pendapat Shad Faruqi itu sampai kepada negara-negara Petronas ada berikat?

"Apa akan jadi jika ada pihak menggunakan pandangan Shad Faruqi untuk mengisytiharkan Petronas bukan sebuah entiti yang sah?" katanya.

Tambah beliau, Petronas dan pemimpin kerajaan pusat nampaknya memilih permainan yang lebih kasar.

Husam menambah, bekas timbalan perdana menteri Tun Musa Hitam pula menjadi tokoh Umno kedua secara terbuka memberi pandangan yang berbeza tentang bayaran royalti berbanding pendirian rasmi kerajaan pusat.

"Apa pun nama bayaran yang diberikan, pembayarannya hendaklah kepada kerajaan negeri Kelantan — kata Tun Musa," katanya. Justeru Husam menyoal selama mana Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak mahu menunggu untuk membetulkan semula sikapnya.

"Berapa ramai tokoh lagi ditunggu Najib untuk memberikan 'tamparan demi tamparan'?' katanya. -MI




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Sultan Kelantan berkemampuan lafaz talak kepada isteri kedua

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 06:02 AM PDT

Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah di sini diberitahu bahawa Sultan Kelantan Tuanku Ismail Petra sudah berkemampuan membuat keputusan termasuk melafazkan perkataan cerai talak tiga terhadap isteri kedua baginda Cik Puan Elia Suhana Ahmad.

Peguam Syarie Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar yang berhujah di hadapan Hakim Syarie Abdullah Man berkata, ini berdasarkan keterangan tiga doktor pakar dari Hospital Mount Elizabeth, Singapura melalui surat bertarikh 1 Feb lalu kepada Menteri Besar Kelantan Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat dan Pemangku Raja Kelantan Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra.

"Berdasarkan kepada surat itu, baginda Sultan berkemampuan membuat keputusan sendiri," kata beliau sewaktu berhujah menafikan dakwaan defendan melalui peguamnya Fakhrul Azman Abu Hassan.

Sultan Kelantan kembali ke Kota Baru dari Singapura awal bulan ini.

Zainul Rijal berkata, Sultan Kelantan didakwa telah menjatuhkan talak itu kepada Elia Suhana pada 12 Feb lalu.

Beliau juga turut membacakan satu perenggan daripada surat itu yang berbunyi "His Royal Highness (HRH), Sultan of Kelantan Sultan Ismail Petra is currently capable of making his own decision".

"Pihak kami (plaintif) akan berhujah mengikut undang-undang syariah kenapa pihak ketiga yang membuat permohonan cerai ini," katanya.

Fakhrul Azman berkata, pihaknya telah memfailkan permohonan interlokutori atau permohonan dalam permohonan pagi ini untuk membatalkan permohonan lafaz cerai Sultan Kelantan terhadap Elia Suhana yang difailkan seorang wanita Nik Rorhana Wan Abdul Rahman, 60, baru-baru ini.

Beliau berkata permohonan pembatalan itu menyebut tidak sepatutnya ada pihak ketiga yang membuat permohonan lafaz cerai.

Selain itu, defendan turut memohon satu pemeriksaan kesihatan dilakukan terhadap baginda kerana meragui kedudukan kesihatan

Sultan Kelantan yang kini dilaporkan dalam keadaan gering.

Zainul Rijal kemudiannya berhujah mendakwa permohonan membuat pemeriksaan itu tidak relevan, yang sepatutnya perlu dilakukan sebelum berlakunya lafaz cerai oleh baginda.

Beliau kemudiannya berkata pihak plaintif akan menerangkan secara terperinci mengenai penggunaan pihak ketiga dalam membuat permohonan lafaz cerai itu.

Dalam pada itu, Fakhrul Azman memberitahu Sultan Ismail Petra disiasat dan ditemui oleh Majlis Ulama Kelantan berhubung lafaz talak tiga dalam kes permohonan pengesahan cerainya terhadap Elia Suhana memandangkan Sultan adalah ketua agama.

"Kita tidak mahu isu ini akan mencemarkan kedaulatan sultan sebagai ketua agama yang didakwa melafazkan talak tiga," kata beliau ketika ditemui di pekarangan Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah.

Sementara itu pada prosiding hari ini, Elia Suhana memohon untuk membuat bantahan awal berhubung kes tersebut yang telah difailkan bulan lalu.

Sebelum ini dilaporkan Nik Rorhana adalah individu yang bertanggungjawab memfailkan permohonan tersebut.

"Bagi pihak Cik Puan (Elia Suhana), kami tidak bersetuju dengan permohonan dikemukakan oleh pihak ketiga yang memang mencurigai lebih-lebih lagi dalam keadaan kesihatan Tuanku sendiri yang dikatakan sedang gering.

"Malah berdasarkan kenyataan sebelum ini kerajaan negeri mengatakan Sultan Kelantan belum berkemampuan, maknanya masih gering," katanya.

Sehubungan itu Zainul Rijal yang mewakili Nik Rorhana berkata, pihaknya telah bersedia bersama hujahnya untuk menghadapi kes tersebut.

"Kita akan berhujah dari sudut hukum termasuk undang-undang syariah dalam kes ini selepas menerima surat bantahan itu," katanya.

Hakim Syarie menangguhkan prosiding sehingga 4 April ini untuk mendengar semula kes itu.

Abdullah menetapkan 4 April ini sebagai tarikh sebutan semula bagi membolehkan pihak plaintif menerima salinan permohonan pembatalan lafaz cerai itu.

Abdullah juga bersetuju agar kes itu didengar bersama tuntutan defendan yang meminta pihak Istana akur terhadap keputusan mahkamah yang sama membenarkan beliau melawat baginda seperti yang diputuskan.

Pada 4 Feb lepas, Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah di sini membenarkan Elia Suhana secara rasmi melawat Sultan Kelantan dari pukul 7 pagi Sabtu sehingga 7 pagi Isnin setiap minggu, namun perintah itu gagal dipatuhi.

Pada 21 Feb pula, mahkamah yang sama mengeluarkan notis tunjuk sebab terhadap Raja Perempuan Kelantan Tengku Anis Tengku Abdul Hamid dan dua kakitangan istana yang lain mengapa tindakan tidak boleh diambil kerana mengingkari perintah itu.

Elia Suhana dan Nik Rohana hadir sama pada prosiding hari ini.




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Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2010

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 05:46 AM PDT

Contrary to popular belief among the people at my office, most of my blog readers DO NOT know which company I am working with and they don't even know which part of Klang Valley that my office is located. But today I am gonna tell you the secret. I work in Putrajaya.

It is the city of Government administrative; slow lady drivers and beautiful-beautiful scenery. My office is soon moving out of this city and I am very much melancholic, I will miss this gorgeous place not the drivers entirely.

Last Thursday as was walking to my office jamban, I looked out the window and saw this. Yes, my office has the most gorgeous view, even from the walkway to the loo you would wanna stop and admire the panorama.

The Putrajaya International Hot Air Ballon Fiesta had started. Weee~~

putrajaya2
So terpaksalah tahan kencing sekejap and snap snap some photos to show Miki later. I knew my son would get ecstatic!

beautiful balloons
From afar these pretty balloons seemed like the latest fancy ornaments to the peaceful green landscape.

monument alaf baru2
Can you see the purple balloons with red hearts flying exactly on top of  the Millennium Monument ( Monumen Alaf Baru)? I was imagining it falling down and the jarum tajam tu cucuk montot pilot dia wakakakakaa… Gelak-gelak sorang-sorang baru teringat tadi kan aku nak kencing… ok bye pi sheeshee dulu!

mikiballon

On Friday Azman picked me up from work at around 6. He brought Miki along so we went straight to the Fiesta. Miki was so excited looking at the huge balloons I think he enjoyed himself more than when we were watching Disney on Ice.  Above picture is ourselves with the Balloon from the movie UP. Check out Miki's angry face. He was crossed with his Dad for asking him to take his eyes off the balloon FOR TWO SECONDS ONLY and get a picture taken!!

Head of Darth Vader

Head of Darth Vader balloon

belon kepala budak

Head of Budak balloon… eehhh???

balloon from the movie UP2

Because Miki was unable to stop talking about the balloons on Friday night and the following morning. we just had to come again. When we wanted to get some teh tarik at the Mamak's (his favourite place sebab ada jual Sugus) Miki even voiced out his frustration  when we pulled over at the parking lot. "Apa mamak-mamak ni?!! Miki nak tengok belon!!"

Ehh first time taknak pergi Mamak.. Selama hari ni penuh semangat 1India 1Malaysia…

Above picture is me looking like a cekodok basi and Miki still protesting about having to turn around from the colorful balloon from UP and balloon shaped like a Levi's straight cut jeans. Although I don't wear straight cut ( I will wear skinny jeans for as long as my thunder thighs would allow), I feel this jeans balloon. It has a butt flatter than mine. tsk tsk tsk…

balloon bermata
Miki and Daddy with "Belon yang ada mata…" kata Miki. There was another balloon that seemed to be wearing sunglasses but we didn't manage to take its picture. On Friday, the pilot was having a hard time getting it into the air due to the wind; Miki was impatient and he said "Apa belon ni… pakai spek-pakai spek je… tak bangun-bangun!"

I got the feeling that Miki is gonna be quite a critic when he grows up.

hot air

This is how the launch the hot air balloon into the sky. Looks hot to me.

miki and mummy

Smiley black balloon. Miki just couldn't look at the camera! It was either that balloon or this balloon or the Spongebob balloon that cost RM5 each.

hot air ballon

Pretty and colorful!

balloon with eyes2

I don't know what Miki was doing maybe he was dreaming of flying high in one of the balloons.

Just like any other parents, it gives us the biggest pleasure seeing our child happy. Mummy and Daddy would fly you to the moon and back if we could Miki, but you have to always be good person to God and to everyone around you Ok? And no kicking MinMin on tummy too! I love you!


Siasat Anwar Untuk Tutup Isu APCO

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 05:09 AM PDT

Tindakan Umno membuat laporan polis dan mendesak pihak berkuasa mengambil tindakan ke atas Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim kerana di dakwa menggunakan nama Yang DiPertuan Agong dan Angkatan Tentera berhubung agenda 16 September di lihat usaha menutup kesilapan negara dengan penglibatan APCO Worldwide.

Ahli Parlimen Balik Pulau Yusmadi Yusoff menegaskan dakwaan yang di buat oleh Ahli Parlimen Bayan Baru Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim di dalam Dewan Rakyat tidak boleh disiasat dan diambil tindakan undang-undang.

"Apa yang saya ingin nyatakan isu yang dikeluarkan di dalam Dewan tidak boleh diambil tindakan pihak berkuasa dan disiasat, kalau boleh di ambil tindakan maka semua Ahli Parlimen akan membuat laporan polis dan di siasat jika tidak puashati dengan apa yang di bahas di dalam Dewan.

"Bagi saya isu yang besar sekali adalah lihat dulu siapa watak Zahrain ini, seorang wakil rakyat yang melompat parti. Pihak polis dan SPRM perlu membuat siasatan terhadap semua wakil rakyat yang lompat parti kerana secara tidak langsung tindakan mereka melibatkan sogokan wang dan elemen rasuah.

"Zahrain yang sepatutnya disoalsiasat terlebih dahulu kerana kenyataan beliau tersirat satu agenda. Beliau yang sebelum ini kecewa kerana tidak mendapat apa yang dikehendaki sewaktu berada di dalam Pakatan Rakyat telah membuat pendedahan besar dan seolah-olah menutup kesilapan yang beliau lakukan.

"Zahrain telah menjadi orang suruhan Umno-Barisan Nasional dan tindakannya disebabkan terdapat unsur-unsur imbuhan yang telah dijanjikan oleh Umno-BN dan mempunyai motif politik," jelas beliau.

Yusmadi juga menjelaskan sepanjang bersama Zahrain dalam Pakatan Rakyat isu 16 September tidak pernah disuarakan oleh beliau melainkan isu kepimpinan sahaja.

"Sepanjang saya bersama beliau sehingga dia keluar parti, isu 16 September tidak pernah diperkatakan beliau dan yang selalu dikatakan hanya isu kepimpinan parti sahaja. Dalam isu ini saya berharap rakyat perlu melihat kepada apa yang dihujah oleh Anwar tentang penglibatan APCO Worldwide dengan kerajaan.

"Ini adalah isu yang paling penting sekali kerana melibatkan faktor keselamatan negara. Kita nak maklumkan APCO mempunyai hubungan dengan Israel dan salah satu konsultan APCO, Itamar Rabinovich adalah Duta Israel di Amerika dulu selain itu juga Klaus Naumann yang merupakan bekas Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tentera Nato.

"Jika kita lihat pembabitan mereka adakan keselamatan negara kita terjamin? Pihak berkuasa sepatutnya menyiasat penglibatan Israel dalam aspek keselamatan negara bukannya tertumpu kepada kes 16 September yang hanya keluar dari mulut Zahrain yang secara terang rakyat tahu pembohongannya," tegasnya lagi.

Yusmadi menambah beliau akan membuat terus membangkitkan isu pembabitan APCO Worldwide dengan kerajaan dalam sidang Dewan akan mendesak pendirian kerajaan berkaitan isu itu. -SK


BN hanging on to its dear life, needs life support via Makkal Sakti & NGOs!

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 04:41 AM PDT

March 20, 2010 20:30 PM
BN Component Parties Told Not To View Makkal Sakti As A Threat
KUALA LIPIS, March 20 (Bernama) -- Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties should not view the Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party's (MMSP)support for the coalition as a threat to their own well being, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said what was important was for solidarity to prevail in the coalition irrespective of whether the support came came from individuals or organisations.

"If we are to look at it solely from the technical aspects, it is we who will lose because in the end, it is up to the people as to how they want to support the BN, whether through the MIC, People's Progressive Party, Gerakan or Makkal Sakti.

"What is important is the objectives, success and victory of the BN," he told a gathering of MMSP members here Saturday.

Najib said the support of the Indian community for the BN had strengthened further following its disillusionment with the failure of the Opposition to fulfill pledges it made to them after the last general election.

Proof of this was seen in the Bagan Pinang by-election last year where the largely Indian community in the state constituency backed the BN, he said.

As such, Najib said he hoped the Indian community appreciated what the government was doing for them like the provision of RM130 million in its two economic stimulus packages to build and upgrade Tamil schools throughout the country.

He said this and other allocations given by the government to the community showed the government's fairness in treating all communities equally.

Besides these, he said, the 1Malaysia concept introduced by him had also attracted supporters and members of MMSP to back the BN because it championed the interests of each and every Malaysian.

"Malaysia Makkal Sakti Party knows the government is sincere in treating everyone fairly and that I am Prime Minister for all races and ethnic groups.

"No race or ethnic group will be marginalised or sidelined in the process of development of the country," he added.

-- BERNAMA


Musa Hassan, Anda Perlu Bersara Segera !

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 02:59 AM PDT

Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Musa Hassan berkata, kebelakangan ini "semacam ada tekanan kepada pasukan polis, sama ada dari pihak politik atau orang-orang tertentu".

Menurutnya, mereka cuba memberi tekanan, mungkin kerana kurang selesa dengan tindakan yang beliau arahkan.

"Jadi, ada juga arahan yang diberikan terus kepada pegawai-pegawai bawahan saya tanpa pengetahuan pengurusan atasan," kata Musa dalam wawancara dengan Mingguan Malaysia hari ini.

"Bagi saya, ini merupakan satu trend yang salah kerana dalam pasukan polis, terdapat perintah dan kawalan.

"Yang hanya boleh memberi arahan adalah KPN kalau ikut undang-undang," katanya sambil menegaskan bahawa Seksyen 4 Akta Polis 1957 mengatakan bahawa semua arahan dan kawalan PDRM adalah di bawah KPN.

"Maka kalau ada mereka yang cuba campurtangan, ini boleh merosakkan polis. Kerana pada masa itu, anggota akan merasa serba salah kerana terdapat autoriti lain yang memberi arahan kepada mereka," tegasnya.

Musa menjelaskan, kalau ada seorang ketua yang memberi arahan, maka ketua berkenaan akan bertanggungjawab terhadap arahan itu.

"Dalam polis, jika ketua memberi arahan yang salah, maka dia perlu bertanggungjawab terhadap arahan itu," katanya sambil menambah bahawa tindakan undang-undang boleh diambil terhadap mereka.

"Tetapi jika orang ketiga yang memberi arahan dan kita tidak tahu siapa mereka, kemudiannya pegawai pula menjalankan kerja yang salah, jadi pegawai saya yang akan menjadi mangsa.

"Ini kerana kesalahan yang dilakukan, mengikut arahan yang tidak sepatutnya. Jika orang yang memberi arahan kemudiannya nafi memberi arahan tersebut, maka ia akan merosakkan pasukan polis," tegas Musa lagi.

Sehubungan itu, beliau berharap agar perkara sedemikian perlu dihentikan kerana pentadbiran kepolisian dan segala tindakan dan operasi dijalankan adalah di bawah bidang kuasa KPN dan pegawai atasan yang mengendalikan operasi berkenaan.
Ketika diminta mengulas mengenai laporan sebuah akhbar yang mendakwa beliau telah menghantar surat peletakan jawatannya, Musa berkata beliau hairan dan terkejut kenapa berita itu boleh keluar.

"Benda yang saya tidak buat, kata saya buat. Ini seolah-olah macam hendak mempercepatkan pemergian saya dari jawatan ini.

"Kita pun tahu bila hendak pergi, jadi tidak perlulah suruh dipercepatkan.

"Tapi kalau seseorang itu mahu mempercepatkan(nya), saya kena dapat arahan dari kerajaan untuk bersara awal.

"Jika demikian saya akan bersaralah. Itu yang saya boleh cakap tapi sekarang ini di pihak kerajaan tidak ada apa-apa yang berlaku," tambahnya.

Musa juga ditanya mengenai dakwaan yang menyatakan terdapat menteri yang tidak berapa sebulu dengan beliau.

"Itu saya tidak tahu. Saya hanya menjalankan tugas saya sama ada orang suka atau tidak selesa dengan cara saya menjalankan tugas, saya tidak tahu," jawabnya.

Ditanya sama ada isu tersebut akan memberi kesan kepada PDRM, Musa berkata: "Saya rasa begitulah".

"Kalau dilihat apabila seorang ketua boleh diperkotak-katikkan sebegini rupa, maka anggota bawahan akan turut merasa begitu," kata beliau sambil menambah, ada yang menghantar SMS bertanyakan kenapa jadi begitu.

"Saya pun tidak tahu nak jawab. Jadi saya suruh anggota saya bersabar. Saya pun faham, saya akan pencen pada bulan September ini," tambahnya.

Ulasan GB

Sikap menyalahkan orang lain tetapi gagal melihat kelemahan sendiri amat nyata di jawapan-jawapan Ketua Polis Negara di atas.

Anda sebenarnya TIDAK LAYAK sebagai untuk menjawat jawatan KPN. Itulah setidak-tidaknya pendapat kebanyakan rakyat. And atidak melakukan kerja anda dengan adil dan profesyenal. Dalam banyak ketika anda didorong oleh sikap ingin menonjolkan diri anda sebagai "pengampu" kepada kerajaan dengan mengabaikan tugas-tugas keselamatan yang lebih prioriti seperti mengurangkan jenayah dan sebagainya.


Marche @ The Curve - www.marche-malaysia.com,

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 03:17 AM PDT

We went to Marche, a Swiss market restaurant for the first time today and had lunch there.

Before entering the restaurant (or market!), we had to 'register' to get the MARCHE GUEST CARD per person. The MARCHE GUEST CARD is for guest to make purchases at the market counter.

We ordered 'Catch of the day', 'Grilled Chicken Breast' and 'Lamb Sausage' and passed the MARCHE GUEST CARDs to the cook. He wrote down our orders on the back of the cards, returned them to us and told us to wait for 10 minutes. While waiting, we ordered 'Mushroom Soup' and 'Teh Tarik' and sat down to eat.

Ten minutes passed and we went to the counter to get our main meal. The 'Catch of the day' with cordi fish was nice though its portion was slightly small for my big appetite. The 'Grilled Chicken Breast' and 'Lamb Sausage' were a bit too much for my wife.

Too bad that I didn't get to take any photos save for the MARCHE GUEST CARD. After reading the message on the card, I realised the MARCHE GUEST CARD is no ordinary card. In fact, it is a Very Important Card for as long as you are IN the restaurant. Guard it with your life. Why? If you lose it, you will have to pay RM200!!


Call For Better Local Content

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 02:01 AM PDT



I just got my copy of today's Star.


As the publicity that has been hitting heavily on the streets states, the Sarawak Edition comes cheaper, earlier and with more contents. The delivery service has been to my satisfaction so far.
Perhaps the only thing I wish to voice out is that the Edition's contents on local coverage is pretty scanty. Local news would make the daily a lot closer to Sarawakians (or Sibuians in my case).
Keep up and improve it.


Ghastly Animal Cruelty Act in Kepong - malaysiakini

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 01:23 AM PDT

I am writing because of a grievous incident that took place on Monday, March 15 at about 3pm at Kepong Central KTM Station. My friends and I (six of us) were there to take the train to the Bank Negara station.
After parking our cars, we heard a dog howling, more like a painful cry. Then, we noticed a dog being tied to the grill (steel fence) of the KTM station. As we approached the dog, we


From a Terrorist supporting state called Pakistan: Christian “Burnt”, Wife “Raped” for Refusing to Convert to Islam

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 01:05 AM PDT

Remember Obama yapping that "throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality"? Yep, that must be it.

RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man was fighting for his life in Pakistan's Punjab province Saturday, March 20, after Muslim leaders backed by police burned him alive for refusing to convert to Islam, while his wife was raped by police officers, Christian and hospital sources familiar with the case told BosNewsLife.

Arshed Masih was burned Friday, March 19, in front of a police station in the city of Rawalpindi near Pakistan's capital Islamabad, following apparent death threats from his employer Sheikh Mohammad Sultan, an influential businessman, and religious leaders, said the Rawalpindi Holy Family Hospital.

His wife, whose name was not immediately released, was allegedly raped by police officers. Their three children -- ranging in age from 7 to 12-- were reportedly forced to witness the attacks against their parents.

"Both [Masih] and wife were rushed to the Holy Family Hospital and are under treatment," the hospital said.

He was listed in serious condition with about 80 percent of his body burnt.

More... Hat tip: Eye On The World


Anwar Anggap Usul Seret Ke Jawatankuasa Parlimen Jenaka Basi

Posted: 21 Mar 2010 02:20 AM PDT

London, Ketua Umum Parti Keadilan Rakyat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim menyifatkan tindakan Jawatankuasa Peraturan Mesyuarat Parlimen untuk menggantung beliau daripada menghadiri parlimen berikutan pendedahan beliau slogan 1 Malaysia dan 1 Israel sebagai jenaka basi.

Kata beliau,"APCO Worldwide, sebuah firma perunding antarabangsa berpangkalan di Amerika Syarikat tidak seharusnya terbabit dalam sebarang urusan politik di negara ini".

Bercakap pada sidang media selepas berucap di London School of Economics, Anwar yang sebelum ini ditohmah kononnya ejen

Yahudi, menyifatkan persamaan Satu Malaysia dan One Israel sebagai satu "kebetulan aneh".

Ironinya, Umno yang mendabik dada sebagai juara Melayu dan memperjuangkan Islam khususnya dalam isu kalimah Allah, melantik APCO yang dipimpin sebahagian Yahudi berfahaman Zionis.

Anwar menyifatkan beban tanggungjawab bagi menerangkan peranan sebenar APCO terletak di bahu pimpinan Umno.

Khamis lalu semasa membahaskan titah Yang Dipetuan Agong di dalam Dewan Rakyat Anwar telah memdedahkan hubung kait APCO dengan pemerintah Zionis Israel dan mempersoalkan bagaimana

Perdana Menteri sanggup menggunakan khidmat syarikat tersebut untuk memperbaiki imej kerajaan.

Walau bagaimanapun dalam satu kenyataan yang dikeluarkan semalam APCO yang mempunyai pejabat di Malaysia menafikan syarikat tersebut terbabit dalam menasihati Najib berhubung gagasan 1Malaysia.

"Bertentangan dengan kenyataan yang dibuat di Parlimen Malaysia, 1Malaysia telah diilhamkan oleh Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak sebelum kerajaan Malaysia melantik APCO. APCO tidak mempunyai peranan dalam mengadun konsep 1Malaysia yang telahpun terbentuk sebelum pembabitan APCO.

"Adalah tidak benar APCO mewakili kerajaan Israel seperti yang didakwa dalam Parlimen Malaysia. APCO tidak pernah terlibat dalam kempen hubungan awam berkaitan konsep Satu Israel," kata kenyataan itu.


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