Saturday, March 13, 2010

excellent work, mr home minister!

excellent work, mr home minister!

excellent work, mr home minister!

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 09:42 AM PST

china press hauled up over IGP quit story.

now, let's see you do that to utusan malaysia one day. what utusan did was even far far more more worst – very racist, very seditious and yes really true lies too – but yet the home minister did not take any action at all on utusan, why not even a word of warning.

then china press published the IGP is going to quit when the IGP said no he is not going to quit – whoosh!! so fast, just hours later, the home minister, kerismuddin issue a show cause letter to china press. what? that 'lie' will cause unrest to the country? it was a small matter if compare to all those racist/seditious comments utusan spewed out. now that will surely cause unrest!! but we all know he (and the other umnoputera) are practising double standard, we are living in 2malaysia, hence no action against the umno-controlled utusan.

if china press really published the 'lie', it deserved to be reprimanded of course but we question why utusan was not. and this was only a 'lie' that IGP resigned, why kerismuddin take it so seriously as though it is a lie that the IGP had died… so much so to issue a show cause letter.

i notice in  comments here and there and some news portal, a few people said "there is no smoke without fire". they think that for sure china press must have got this info from some source.  someone also said that perhaps it is true the IGP is going to hand in his resignation but before he can hand it in to the home minister, word got out, hence the news from china press. then kerismuddin was not happy so both he and the IGP quickly denied the news.

oh well, whatever. what stand out most among the comments is that almost everybody wants to see the IGP resigned!! his name has been linked to underworld figures. he, together with the AG was said to fabricate evidence against anwar ibrahim (but the court cleared him. of course. it's umno court).  he was said to have some trump card against the PM. all these – people were angry and do not wish him to be our police chief of the country!!  GO MAKE US HAPPY, RESIGN, MUSA!!

Bumiputra contractors got 100% of projects: Lim - NO NEED PERKASA!

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 08:30 AM PST

Published: Friday March 12, 2010 MYT 4:19:00 PM 
Updated: Friday March 12, 2010 MYT 5:45:49 PM

Bumiputra contractors got 100% of projects: Lim


GEORGE TOWN: Under the state government's open tender system, Penang bumiputra contractors have secured 100% of the projects carried out by the state Public Works (PWD) and the Drainage and Irrigation (DID) departments.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the statistics provided by both departments showed that the state government did not discriminate based on race or religion but awarded the projects to capable contractors.
"The projects were awarded based on the contractors' abilities and not any political cable-pulling. A total of 134 contractors in this category were awarded more than RM9mil worth of projects by the DID last year.
"As for the PWD, 149 bumiputra contractors secured projects worth RM8mil," he told reporters before a closed-door meeting with several members of the Penang Class F bumiputra contractors association at his office in Komtar Friday.
Among those present were association chairman Tahir Jalaluddin Hussain and vice-chairman Zainul Abdul Malik Eusoff, Deputy Chief Minister 1 Mansor Othman and state executive councillor Abdul Malik Abul Kassim.
Tahir said the meeting was strictly based on business and had nothing to do with any political views, adding that he would discuss with Lim the problems faced by their members.

Miki’s Mom and Dad

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 08:26 AM PST

It has been a long time since the blog has seen it's own writers' narcissism faces…


my family

kite flyingman and wifemummy and daddydiana

Pictures taken on 16 January 2010 at Queensbay Beach, Penang.

Hadir di Majlis Hi-Tea Perdana PAS Kawasan Kelana Jaya

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 07:46 AM PST

14 Mac 2010
2.30 petang
Dewan Serbaguna SS15/4, Subang Jaya
Tetamu Kehormat: YB Dato' Husam Musa, YB Mujahid Yusof Rawa

Merasmikan Majlis Sambutan Maulidur Rasul Masjid al-Husna Bandar Sunway

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 11:40 AM PST

13 Mac 2010
7.00 petang
Masjid al-Husna, PJS10 Bandar Sunway

RM3 only. Very cheap. Where to find? (RM3 fried rice at Jalan 19/3 PJ)

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 07:34 AM PST

Those were, more or less, the words of the boss who came to serve the fried rice and collect money from me.

Very cheap? Yes, indeed. Where to find RM3 fried rice? Can anyone tell me? So I took three RM1 notes from my wallet and gave them to the boss. Interested to know where the place is? It is at the row of stalls along Jalan 19/3, Petaling Jaya near the roundabout where Lisa De Inn is.The stall is next to a fruit stall that is at the corner. You cannot miss it. (Click here to go to Google Maps)
 My very economical lunch - RM 3 fried rice + RM1.30 Milo kosong kaw!

Zahrain Terima Petisyen Rakyat Desak Letak Jawatan

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 07:12 AM PST

Keadilan Cabang Bayan Baru hari ini mendesak agar Ahli Parlimen Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim meletakkan jawatan kerana didakwa mencabuli amanat serta mengkhianati janji kepada rakyat.

Sehubungan itu ahli jawatankuasa serta ahli cabang itu menyerahkan memorandum yang mengandungi sebanyak 2,108 tandatangan kepada Zahrain di Dewan Tabung Haji bagi mengesa beliau mengosong kerusi Parlimen tersebut supaya satu pilihan raya kecil dapat diadakan.

Lawatan Zahrain ke kawasan Parlimen beliau hari ini dipercayai kali pertama dalam tempoh tiga bulan.

Desakan ini dibuat berikutan tindakan Zahrain bertindak keluar daripada KEADILAN dan menjadi anggota Parlimen Bebas 12 Februari lalu.

Menurut ahli jawatankuasa KEADILAN Cabang Bayan Baru, Ahmad Azrizal Tahir, Pakatan Rakyat tidak memerlukan Zahrain untuk memimpin rakyat Bayan Baru justeru tindakan beliau itu yang dianggap telah mengkhianati kepercayaan rakyat yang mengundi beliau pada pilihan raya umum 2008.

"Kami mahu Zahrain meletak jawatan sebelum sidang Dewan Rakyat berlansung 15 Mac ini.

"Rakyat mempertikaikan jawatan Ahli Parlimen yang disandang beliau ekoran kritikan keterlaluan beliau kerajaan negeri Pakatan Rakyat di bawah pimpinan Ketua Menteri Lim Guan Eng," kata Ahmad Azrizal.

Pegawai JKK Permatang Damar Laut Sharonni Hasan pula berkata Pakatan Rakyat akan terus mendesak Zahrain meletak jawatan sebagai Ahli Parlimen kerana rakyat sudah bosan dengan kerenah beliau.

Ahli jawatankuasa Angkatan Muda KEADILAN Bayan Baru Afiq Ilfiq turut bersetuju dengan desakan tersebut sambil menyatakan ia adalah bertujuan membersih serta melancarkan pentadbiran politik dalam Pakatan Rakyat.

"Rakyat mahukan politik baru untuk membentuk pemimpin yang adil ke arah mencapai negara yang demokratik, progresif dan bersatupadu," kata Afiq.

Seorang pengundi Bayan Baru Sha'ari Md Salled berkata sebagai pengundi beliau amat kesal dan kecewa dengan tindakan Zahrain keluar parti memandangkan beliau telah diberikan tanggungjawab menjaga amanat rakyat pada PRU lalu.

"Tindakan Zahrain itu ternyata mengkhianati harapan rakyat di Bayan Baru yang memilihnya untuk perubahan dua tahun lalu. Ini juga membuktikan beliau tidak mempedulikan hak dan kebajikan rakyat.

Dalam reaksi beliau kepada media Zahrain berkata beliau tidak akan meletak jawatan kerana keputusan samada beliau berbuat demikian adalah haknya.

"Pendirian saya jelas dalam perkara ini, saya mahu meneruskan perkhidmatan saya kepada rakyat Bayan Baru sebagai wakil rakyat Bebas," kata Zahrain. -SK

BN tradition: Election is near, go to the ground. After election, go to PLAYground!

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 05:10 AM PST

CM Abdul Taib Mahmud wants all state leaders to continue with the BN government's tradition of being always on the ground and close to the...
March 13, 2010 15:40 PM
SIBU, March 13 (Bernama) -- Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud wants all state leaders to continue with the Barisan Nasional government's tradition of being always on the ground and close to the people.

"When they do so, they can motivate the people to be more positive in their outlook. They can also make them realise that what they enjoy is what they have worked for on the ground.

"Nothing can happen unless the people themselves want it to happen," he said when launching the two-day Rajang Regatta 2010 at the confluence of the Rajang and Gan rivers at the town square phase two esplanade, here, on Saturday.

The regatta, which makes a comeback after an absence of 14 years, features paddling events today and power boat events including the high speed F.3000 raceson Sunday.

The paddling events are re-introducing the shorter "Kenyalang" boat made of composite fibre and featuring the hornbill mastheads, instead of the traditional, long native boats.

Meanwhile, the imported power boat events are attracting many racers from Kuching as well as neighbouring Brunei.

Taib said leaders too should be able to engage the people in enjoying the progress and prosperity instead of being mere spectators.

He also reminded them that "there should be more agreements to do more things for the people rather than more disagreements where they will end up quarrelling among themselves".

"There is nothing to gain by being divided," he said.

"We should learn from our own experiences since 20 to 30 years ago where the great partnership between our people of different races, religions and backgrounds had yielded much better results for the country," he said.


Mohsin Enggan Kosongkan Kerusi Bagan Serai

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:52 AM PST

Ahli Parlimen Bagan Serai, Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri menegaskan beliau tidak akan mengosongkan kerusi Parlimennya walaupun ada pihak dalam Pakatan Rakyat mendesaknya berbuat demikian termasuk mahu mengadakan solat hajat.

Bekas pemimpin PKR itu berkata, beliau tidak terfikir untuk mengosongkan kerusinya, sebaliknya akan meneruskan khidmat sebagai wakil rakyat Bebas sehingga pilihan raya umum ke-13.

Selain Mohsin Fadzli tiga lagi Ahli Parlimen PKR telah keluar parti dan mahu bertindak sebagai wakil rakyat Bebas.

Laporan Harakah Daily semalam menyebut tempoh tujuh hari yang diberikan PR Bagan Serai kepada wakil rakyat berkenaan untuk menarik balik keputusannya meninggalkan pakatan itu tamat malam kelmarin.

Mulai malam ini mereka mengadakan solat hajat selama tujuh hari memohon kepada Allah agar Mohsin Fadzli insaf atau menyerahkan kembali mandat rakyat itu dengan meletakkan jawatan.

Majlis solat hajat akan diadakan dengan solat Maghrib di Balai Kuliah Tasawur Islam Simpang Empat Semanggol, kata bekas Pesuruhjaya PAS Negeri Perak, Ahmad Awang.

Ahmad memberitahu semasa pilihan raya umum lalu beliau yang memperkenalkan Mohsin Fadzli kepada orang ramai khasnya masyarakat Cina dan PAS Kawasan Bagai Serai.

Beliau berkata, solat hajat itu akan berakhir Jumaat depan di Masjid Tinggi Bagan Serai.

Pada 3 Mac lalu, Mohsin Fadzli mengisytiharkan dirinya keluar daripada PKR dan menjadi Ahli Parlimen Bebas kerana "politiking" melampau dalam PKR yang gagal dikawal oleh penasihat parti Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"Pilihan raya umum pun tidak lama lagi, saya akan tunggu dan menghabiskan penggal perkhidmatan saya," kata beliau dipetik Bernama.

"Lagi pun apa perlunya saya meletak jawatan kerana saya masih lagi Anggota Parlimen mereka... tidak ada salahnya kerana saya masih berkhidmat untuk mereka (pengundi Bagan Serai)," katanya di sini hari ini.

Mohsin Fadzli berkata beliau tidak akan menyertai mana-mana parti politik lain walaupun menyedari Barisan Nasional (BN) akan sentiasa mengalu-alukan jika beliau berhasrat menyertai parti komponen BN.

Pada pilihan raya umum 2008, Mohsin Fadzli, yang pertama kali bertanding, mengalahkan bekas Timbalan Menteri Pertahanan, Datuk Zainal Abidin Zin daripada Umno dengan majoriti 3,413 undi. -MI

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Sabah has NO future under BN

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:49 AM PST

From: "Ir. Hj. Othman bin Hj. Ahmad"
Subject: Many Sabahan homeless in KL

Those who dispute statistics that Sabah is among the poorest in the
whole world should take note of this fact.

Many were cheated by their employers. This is routine treatment to all
workers in the whole of Malaysia that share similar laws and their
enforcement, which made Malaysia, especially Sabah, the worst in Human Trafficking

We've been proven right!

Kota Kinabalu: A Daily Express check in Kuala Lumpur confirmed many
homeless and jobless Sabahans there. They are mostly from rural areas
and depending on charitable organisations for survival.
This reporter met about 15 Sabahans and three Sarawakians who turned
up at the Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AHOD) at Jalan
Bukit Nenas, Kuala Lumpur, last Friday.

AHOD, the official arm of the Catholic Church (in the Archdiocese of
Kuala Lumpur) is among non-governmental organisations providing free
food for the homeless in the nation's capital.

Officer-in-charge of AHOD, Carl D'Cunha, as well as Sabahan priest Fr
Valentine Gompok who is currently serving at the St Francis of Assisi
parish in Cheras, helped to arrange the meeting.

Also present was Anita Sani from Persatuan Momogun Malaysia who said
she would submit a report to the relevant authorities in Sabah for
further action.

Daily Express had on Jan. 18 exposed the presence of quite a number of
young people from East Malaysia, mostly from Sabah, stranded in the
nation's capital, roaming the streets and depending on free meals.

The expose came about following investigative reporting follow-ups
with other NGOs providing similar charitable services there, namely
Kechara Soup Kitchen Society and Street Fellowship at Klang Bus

Among the Sabahans who identified themselves as homeless were 33-year-
old Apai John from Kg Mantailang, Tenom; Nicklos Jusit (24) from
Kepayan Ridge, Kota Kinabalu; Ramsi Noing (30) from Mile 7, Tinusa 2,
Sandakan; Junik John (21) from Ranau; Mohd Fauzi Mahatin (24) from Kg
Desa Aman, Kundasang; Syukri Ober (24) from Kunak; Bally Balingi (24)
from Kg Paguokon, Tenom; Sahadan Saidin (23) from Anjung Teduh, Felda
Sahabat 1, Lahad Datu; Rejis Jais (24) from Kota Marudu; Hermis Saimin
(19) from Ranau; Martin Majari (35) from Kg Bambangan in Pitas; Abdul
Asintu (30) from Sandakan; and Prislu Sapsin (35) from Beluran.

Another Sabahan from Tambunan turned up for the free meal but declined
to join the meeting. Half of them expressed desire to return to Sabah
when they had the money while the rest hoped to stay on for a while to
see if their fortunes improved.

The Sarawakians who joined in included a 17-year-old girl Angira ak
Dolkit from Kampung Serikin in Bau; Ritzman G. Clerk (38) from Sri
Aman and Seling ak Dian from Kapit. They said they slept anywhere that
was comfortable.

According to Carl, AHOD looks into the food aspects of about 30 or so
young people from East Malaysia.

Apai, considered one of the "seniors", has guided about 15 Sabahans
who he found stranded in various parts of KL to places such as AHOD
where they at least get free meals. He admitted being jobless and
homeless in Kuala Lumpur for about four to five years now.

"In Kuala Lumpur, there are many homeless Sabahans, (easily) more than
a hundred and maybe 300 to 400. You can find them in many places like
Masjid India, Daya Bumi, Klang Bus Station and Bukit NenasÉini yang
betul-betul merempat, yang tiada rumah, tiada apa semua (these are
truly homeless, do not have a home, do not have anything at all)," he

According to him, most came to the peninsula following private job
recruitment agents but ended up cheated by these agents or those
employing them. Others followed their Sabahan friends already there,
hoping to find work but after some time either quit due to social

As for Apai, mixing with the wrong people caused him to be in this
situation. He came to the peninsula about 13 years ago and did various
jobs, including as a security guard, contract worker and factory

Apai said people like him sleep either along the roadsides, parks or
at buildings like Daya Bumi or the Puduraya bus terminal. He said
although all those from Sabah do not sleep at the same place every
night, their daily routine is similar.

"Normally, we will go to another church near a bus stand in Klang
which is open at about 10am daily and closes at 5pm for our free
morning breakfast and lunch," he said.

After that, he said they would go their separate ways, some to meet
other friends or to look for another place to spend the night.

"Sometimes I will follow friends and look for workÉthis way we can get
part-time jobs. This is routine for us everyday."

Because the charity centres only provide meals during daytime, dinner
requires going to behind fast food outlets, usually KFC, or similar
premise to salvage discarded leftover food they can eat from rubbish

"We look for any leftover food still eatable that we can find in the
rubbish bins of these premisesÉkira okay la, boleh juga (it's okay,
still can)," he said, adding that the homeless people from other
states also do likewise.

However, he said they (homeless, including from different states)
never fight over the leftover food at these premises because "sama-
sama faham (mutually understand each other)".

Apai, whose family once lodged a missing person report back in Tenom,
said for personal hygiene, he would normally go to the nearest mosque
to bathe. When nature calls and if he does not have any money, he will
relieve himself at any secluded place he can find. Admitting it is
hard to be homeless and jobless in the nation's capital without any
place to turn to for assistance, he hoped the Government will help
people like them.

During the meeting, Fr Valentine provided them consultation while
Anita recorded their particulars for further action by the Sabah State
Government. Anita, who is based in Kuala Lumpur, claimed to have been
directed by the authorities in Sabah after Daily Express broke the

She said the directive came after a meeting held a week earlier
involving various parties.

She also took down the particulars of those who wished to return to

Most of those present admitted have been involved in drugs but have
since repented.

Many still had their MyKad with them while a few others were holding
temporary identification documents after losing theirs to snatch
thieves or to former employers.

Han Hyo-joo – Samsung NX10 CF & Australian travelogue

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:33 AM PST

A recent Korean TV commercial for Samsung NX10 digital camera, featuring Korean actress Han Hyo-joo. The commercial was filmed in Sydney, Australia…

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Musa Hassan Sepatutnya Letak Jawatan Bukan Nafi Letak Jawatan

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 04:08 AM PST

Musa Liabiliti Kepada Najib, Perlu Letak Jawatan

SHAH ALAM 13 Mac - Tindakan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Musa Hassan menafikan beliau meletakkan jawatan menguatkan spekulasi terdapat usaha terancang menyingkirkan beliau sebagai Ketua Polis Negara.

Ketua Angkatan Muda KEADILAN, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin berkata perkara itu berlaku kerana kegagalan Musa dalam membanteras kadar jenayah yang semakin tinggi dan hubungkait Musa yang dikatakan terlibat dalam kegiatan jenayah serta kongsi gelap.

"Saya percaya adanya usaha daripada pihak kerajaan supaya beliau dipecat daripada tugasnya sebagai Ketua Polis Negara dan perkara ini dikuatkan dengan pendedahan serbuan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) di rumahnya baru-baru ini yang menemui sejumlah besar wang. Sehingga sekarang perkara ini tidak dinafikan Musa," ujarnya.

Kata Shamsul penafian itu merupakan strategi Musa untuk kekal berkuasa sebagai KPN supaya segala perlakuan rasuah dan jenayah yang dilakukan selama ini tidak diketahui umum.

Perkara itu dikuatkan lagi dengan pembebasan bekas Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah (JSJ) Datuk Ramli Yusuf di Mahkamah Sesyen daripada dakwaan tiga kes gagal mengisytiharkan harta miliknya.

Ramli yang juga pegawai ke tiga tertinggi dalam hirarki Polis Di Raja Malaysia sebelum ini mengaitkan Musa dalam kegiatan jenayah dan kongsi gelap.

Pada 2007 Ramli mendakwa beliau dan pegawainya menjadi mangsa konspirasi setelah jabatan yang diketuainya bertindak menyiasat kongsi gelap dan kegiatan bawah tanah membabitkan ahli perniagaan Johor, Goh Cheng Poh atau Tengku yang turut dikaitkan dengan Musa.

Menurut Shamsul bukan satu kebetulan apabila Musa menafikan beliau meletakkan jawatan, sehari selepas Ramli Yusuf dibebaskan daripada tuduhan tersebut. - Suara Keadilan

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Matta Fair Twenty Ten

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 01:45 AM PST

I went to Matta Fair Twenty Ten this morning... Wanted to get a nice vacation package out of Malaysia... Destination: Vietnam. Why i choose Vietnam? Coz i have free accommodation in Ho Chi Ming city... my brother in law and sis are staying there at this moment. I'm looking for a Six to Seven days trip @ Sept 2010 during the Raya time.

But ended up i din buy any package for this as i couldn't confirm whether my sis will be back during the Raya time. Moreover, i don't know whether i would be switching job or not... *sob sob*

So, i bet many of you just wonder how's the package offer... Errrr... it's not as good as few years back when i bought my trip to Bali. Everything seems like so soooo sooooo expensive. There was so crowded and we couldn't even approached some of the desk for info.

Hiccup #1: There were no signboard to direct us to ticketing counter before going into the exhibition hall. So we went up straight and later we have to go down again to get the ticket... &%$$%$###$% to the organizer. Not only us, a lot of people only realized when they approached the entrance.

Hiccup #2: All the credit card sales person are so aggressive... They were approaching like a bee. hehehe... maybe I was projected as the potential customers to them... So many of them approached me to ask for signing up their credit card... Is it good or bad?

Hiccup #3: The place that sell food was so pack until we decided not to have any food and just got ourselves out from the place... We were so hungry at the time... No one dare to come near me ... "A hungry man is an angry man"

Hiccup #4: Basically, you would bump into so many friends that you knew in this travel fair... so if you don't wanna people to know you are going anywhere, please don't go to this place.

Hiccup #5: One unique encountered... the human traffic jam as some of the inconsiderate people just jammed up the place by discussing their great travel plan in the middle of the hall way... Imagine everyone just stuck in between... And you need to shout "EXCUSE ME!" or just gave them a BIG push... which ever works... which one is better? It's up to your choice!

Anyway, all i got from the Matta Fair today was a 2D/1N Port Dickson Eagle Ranch stay with all the sport activities included... I'm going to have a horse riding soon... Hopefully this package will be a nice package.

If you do visit the Matta Fair... what do you think about this year fair?

Kerajaan Beli Masa Untuk Bentangkan GST Kerana Tentangan Rakyat

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:53 AM PST

Pemerintah memutuskan untuk tidak membentangkan usul Cukai Perkhidmatan dan Barangan (GST) di sesi Parlimen depan.

Menteri Kewangan II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah berkata langkah ini diambil bagi memberi lebih banyak masa untuk mendapatkan pandangan dari rakyat.

"Kami mahu pandangan umum (rakyat). Bila ia dibentangkan ia bergantung kepada langkah kami mendekati rakyat dan penerimaan daripada rakyat," kata Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah selepas merasmikan Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Malaysia Kuala Lumpur (DPMM Kuala Lumpur), hari ini.

Parti Sosialis Malaysia berpendapat keengganan pemerintah membentangkan usul Cukai Perkhidmatan dan Barangan (GST) pada sesi Parlimen Mac-April depan ada kaitan dengan bantahan keras masyarakat.

Setiausaha Agung S Arutchelvan berkata kerajaan Pusat cuba membeli masa dan menangguh-nangguhkan perlaksanaan GST ini dengan harapan kemarahan rakyat akan reda.
Awal hari ini, Menteri Kewangan II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah dilaporkan berkata usul GST tidak akan dibentangkan bagi memberi lebih banyak masa untuk mendapatkan pandangan dari masyarakat.

PSM, Pakatan Rakyat dan badan-badan bukan kerajaan kini mengemblengkan bantahan terhadap perlaksanaan pakej cukai ini.

Satu perhimpunan membantah pakej ini akan diadakan di perkarangan Parlimen, 15 Mac depan.

"Saya yakin mereka akan tetap mahu melaksanakan GST ini, tetapi disebabkan ia tidak popular pada masa sekarang, mereka cuba membeli masa," tegas Arutchelvan.

"Persoalannya ialah mengapa kerajaan mahu memberi penjelasan kepada rakyat jelata hanya selepas bacaan kedua usul ini? Kegopohan meluluskan GST ini jelas menunjukkan pemerintah tidak serius mendapatkan maklum-balas," tambah beliau.

Setiausaha Agung Parti Sosiasis Malaysia, S. Arutchelvan berkata, pihak pakatan rakyat akan meneruskan protes yang dirancangkan di Parlimen Isnin ini.

"Kami akan tetap meneruskan bantahan, lagipun BN sendiri mengatakan mereka mahu mengumpul pendapat umum. Pada Isnin ini, kami akan bantu kerajaan melihat betapa GST ini tidak patut diteruskan," katanya.

Benjy Hadapi Hukuman Mandatori, Ibunya Azean Nafi Anaknya Terlibat Edar Dadah

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 03:17 AM PST

Aktres veteran popular, Azean Irdawaty tidak percaya bahawa anaknya, pelakon terkenal Benjy atau nama sebenarnya Khaeryll Benjamin terlibat dengan sindiket pengedaran dadah.

"Yang Kak Yan tak faham macam mana dia (Benjy) ditangkap di rumahnya di Segambut tetapi kemudian dibawa ke sebuah rumah di Kepong di mana ada bahan-bahan yang dikatakan makmal mini memproses dadah," katanya menerusi khidmat pesanan ringkas (SMS) yang dihantar kepada mStar Online di sini hari ini.

Portal berita dalam talian dan akhbar hari ini menyiarkan laporan tentang seorang pelakon popular yang pernah memenangi anugerah pelakon terbaik dan juga anak kepada aktres veteran terkenal kini ditahan reman kerana disyaki memiliki 850 gram kokain dan 1.4 gram syabu dengan nilai rampasan bernilai RM650,000.

Aktor berusia 31 tahun itu ditahan di kondominium mewahnya di Jalan Segambut pada Khamis.

Dalam serbuan tersebut, polis menemui makmal memproses dan membungkus dadah.

Pelakon itu dicekup bersama teman wanitanya berusia 24 tahun di tempat meletak kereta di kondominium tersebut pada pukul 2.30 pagi Khamis setelah polis mendapat maklumat daripada orang ramai.

Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Narkotik Kuala Lumpur, Asisten Komisioner Kang Chez Chiang ketika dihubungi berkata, pelakon itu ditahan reman selama tujuh hari mulai Jumaat di Balai Polis Bukit Jalil bersama teman wanitanya. Hasil siasatan ke atas kedua-dua suspek didapati mereka positif syabu.

Difahamkan pelakon tersebut sudah berkahwin dan mempunyai seorang anak berusia 4 tahun, telah disahkan positif methamphetamine ketika melakukan ujian air kencing.

Artis tersebut mungkin akan berhadapan hukuman gantung mengikut Seksyen 39B, Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952 yang membawa hukuman mati mandatori.

Dalam pada itu, Azean, 60, mendakwa, anaknya sering kehabisan wang dan kerap meminta pertolongan daripadanya jika menghadapi masalah kewangan.

"Masalahnya, Benjy selalu pokai dan kerap minta tolong dengan saya walau untuk bayar duit rumahnya atau duit belanja untuk ke pasar,"

Tambah pelakon filem Talentime, Waris Jari Hantu, Anak Mami Kembali dan Baginda itu, dia pelik bagaimana akhbar boleh menyatakan anaknya itu mampu menjual dadah terbabit sehingga beratus-ratus ribu ringgit nilainya.

Dia juga mempersoalkan penglibatan anak lelaki tunggalnya itu, sedangkan mengikut maklumat yang diketahui, mereka yang mengambil bahan-bahan terlarang itu fizikalnya kurus dan hiperaktif.

"Macam mana surat khabar kata dia boleh jual sampai beratus-ratus ribu. Kereta pun dia tak ada.

"Lagipun Kak Yan 'Google' (di Internet) orang kalau ambil benda itu kurus dan hiperaktif sedangkan Benjy gemuk, suka tidur. Selain itu, dia sering menghabiskan masa di kolam pancing pagi, petang, siang dan malam," katanya. -MSTAR

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Went to KL to Check Out MIFF with Dad

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 01:53 AM PST

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Last weekend, there's a exhibition/expo happened in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. It's the Malaysia International Furniture Fair. Dad is in part of the furnishing business so he brought us along to Kuala Lumpur. Usually, going there would be more likely a shopping trip for me and mommy but somehow, I didn't really buy anything. It's more like a business-acompany trip, nothing to buy actually and there's no sale in Malaysia.

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To be honest, I am not really into the furniture and related expo, I only interested in something like Electronic Gaming Expo or the Consumer Electronics Show, Tokyo Game Show or perhaps the Taiwan Computex. They're cool and bombastic gadgets show, which I like! Somehow, I need to be interested in furniture because I will be doing interior design course in college. Yeah.

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Quite a lovely rainy day in Kuala Lumpur, it rained so big, the cats and dogs type of rain, it's nice because it had been very hot weather since Chinese New Year. Temperature here in Malaysia is sky rocket high.

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It's interesting that the MIFF was not located on one venue only, it's spread out to 3 convention hall, the KLCC, PWTC and MECC. I didn't really have the feel to tour KL so was just following daddy here and there to do his business.

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After finish touring the exhibition hall, we went to check-in at the hotel. We stayed at Concorde. It's a walk-in as I tried to book hotel but many hotels were fully booked and it's quite last minute too. Thankfully, there's still room in Concorde.

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Penang also got Jalan P. Ramlee.

We then walked to Avenue K which just right opposite KLCC. From the hotel to Avenue K is like 15 minutes away only, very close, and passed by the night life district.

Have been to KL for so many times, been shopping in Suria KLCC for so many times and it's my first time getting so close to KLCC, right below it. I now only believe that it's so magnificent even though it's not the tallest now. Still, it's the tallest STAINLESS STEEL TWIN tower in the world. ^^

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Malaysia BOLEH.

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It's really a beautiful building and it's a must visit and photograph if you come to Malaysia.

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Avenue K is actually a shopping mall, but then no idea why, there's no shop inside. There's only a few restaurant and we went there for dinner. I actually visited the supercondo above Avenue K before, it was like last year. =)

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Nice uncle living in KL brought us to this Ah Yat Abalone chinese restaurant. Nice food, nice place!

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After dinner, I went to Suria KLCC to window shop a while because it's still early and I didn't want to go back to the hotel so soon, as there's no Internet access also. So might as well stay outside a little while longer. Only then we walked back to the hotel. Then sleep. ^^

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Views from hotel room. Saw Hard Rock Cafe yeah. Penang got Hard Rock Hotel.

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The next day, went to visit Taylor's College Lakeside Campus, very beautiful and only then a real window shopping at Suria KLCC again where dad went to visit to MIFF, KLCC hall. Then came back to Penang in evening. Yeah!


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Tragedi Natrah Dedah Tembelang Umno

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 02:37 AM PST

Gagal meraih sokongan orang Melayu dalam isu kalimah Allah, Umno-Barisan Nasional yang semakin tersepit, kali ini cuba memutar belit sejarah dengan memperalatkan sentimen agama, khususnya Tragedi Natrah.

Umno berlagak seolah-olah menjadi wira apabila membangkitkan isu Natrah yang kononnya menjadi titik tolak perpaduan di kalangan Melayu dalam mempertahankan kesucian Islam.

Sebaliknya, tindakan membangkitkan tragedi itu hanya membuka tembelang mereka berikutan umum mengetahui Umno lepas tangan ketika ramai tokoh pembangkang berjuang ketika mempertahankan akidah Natrah.

Tindakan Umno itu dikecam Ahli Parlimen Shah Alam, Khalid Samad kerana orang Melayu tidak pernah bersatu dalam isu Natrah, malah pimpinan Umno memilih untuk menjaga hati penjajah British daripada memperjuangkan nasib gadis itu.

"Dalam isu Natrah sekalipun, orang Melayu tidak bersatu..dan Umno ditubuhkan pada 1946 dalam isu Natrah 1050 Umno diam membisu yang kedepan adalah Angkatan Pemuda Insaf (API), Kesatuan Melayu Muda (KMM), Angkatan Wanita Sedar (AWAS) dan sebagainya termasuklah Prof Burhanuddin al-Helmy yang akhirnya ditahan penjajah hasil dari tindakan beliau dan keterlibatan beliau dalam isu Natrah ini,"katanya pada sidang medianya.

Kelmarin, Timbalan Presiden Umno, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin sewaktu melancarkan buku bertajuk: Natrah, Cinta, Rusuhan dan Air Mata, menyatakan Umno turut serta bersatu dengan parti politik lain dalam mempertahankan kesucian Islam memperjuangkan nasib Natrah.

Khalid berkata, sikap membisu Umno ketika tragedi yang mengorbankan 12 orang itu tercetus, sekadar membuktikan kenyataan angkuh dan melulu pemimpin Umno hari ini, hanyalah mitos semata-mata.

"Nak tonjolkan isu Natrah sebagai isu menyatupadukan seluruh orang Melayu adalah satu pembohongan, sebenarnya Umno tidak ke depan dan saya cukup yakin pimpinan Umno pada masa itu berdiri bersama dengan kerajaan penjajah kerana hendak jaga kepentingan politik mereka.

"Kalau perpaduan Melayu benar-benar tercapai dalam isu Natrah, mungkin kerajaan British takkan berani untuk membenarkan apa yang berlaku untuk berlaku,"katanya.

Khalid berkata, tujuan Umno membangkitkan isu Natrah ini bagi mendorong penyatuan orang Melayu, sebaliknya, Pas dan Umno tidak mungkin bersatu kerana dasar perjuangan Umno lebih hina daripada dasar parti politik yang memperjuangkan keadilan sosial.

Katanya lebih mudah bersatu dengan parti yang dianggotai ahli bukan Islam yang memperjuangkan keadilan sosial daripada bekerjsama dengan parti yang dasarnya hanya menjurus kepada anasir perkauman yang nyata bercanggah dengan Islam .

"Hendak satukan Pas dengan Umno tidak boleh kerana walaupun sama Melayu dan sama Islam tapi dasar perjuangannya bercanggah. Dasar perjuangan Umno berpaksikan perjuangan bangsa Melayu semata-mata merupakan satu dasar yang terlalu sempit dan tidak ada persamaan dengan dasar perjuangan Islam yang nak menegakkan keadilan,"katanya.

Kenyataan Khalid itu terbukti melalui buku tulisan Haja Maideen berjudul 'Tragedi Nadra' yang terang-terangan menyatakan, Umno tidak membuat apa-apa sebagai sebuah parti malah mengambil sikap berkecuali.

Mengikut buku berkenaan, Presiden Umno ketika itu, Datuk Onn Jaafar enggan campur tangan kerana menganggap ia bukan isu politik, sosial mahupun keagamaan.

Sejak dulu hingga kini, Tragedi Natrah tidak ada dalam skema mata pelajaran sekolah, malah sebuah lagu berjudul Natrah yang mengisahkan tragedi itu, dendangan sebuah kumpulan rock, diharamkan penyiarannya. -TVS

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Kanak-kanak dipaksa kahwin lelaki tabligh ditemui di Batu Caves

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 02:08 AM PST

Seorang kanak-kanak perempuan, Siti Nur Zubaidah Hussin, 11, yang dikahwinkan dengan seorang lelaki tabligh berusia 41 tahun dan dilarikan lelaki terbabit telah ditemui di sebuah masjid berhampiran Batu Caves, Selangor, semalam.

Siti Sarnan Mat Ail, 42, ibu kanak-kanak itu berkata, beliau dihubungi oleh seorang lelaki yang tidak dikenali memaklumkan mengenai penemuan anaknya itu.

"Kira-kira pukul 6.30 petang semalam saya terima satu panggilan dari seorang lelaki yang memberitahu anak saya berada di sebuah masjid Al-Ikhwan di Taman Samudera dekat Batu Caves.

"Mulanya saya ragu-ragu kerana tidak mungkin anak saya dibawa hingga ke Selangor tetapi apabila dibenarkan bercakap dengan anak saya barulah saya percaya," katanya kepada Bernama di sini, hari ini.

Katanya, sebaik mengetahui anaknya ditinggalkan di surau terbabit, beliau segera menghubungi salah seorang saudaranya yang menetap berhampiran Batu Caves supaya pergi menemui Siti Nur Zubaidah.

"Saudara kakak kemudian menemui Siti Nur Zubaidah dalam keadaan lemah tidak bermaya dan membawanya ke Balai Polis Kepong untuk membuat laporan penemuan sebelum membawanya ke Hospital Sungai Buloh untuk mendapatkan rawatan," katanya.

Ketua Polis Gombak ACP Abdul Rahim Abdullah ketika dihubungi mengesahkan kanak-kanak itu ditemui dalam keadaan separuh sedar di Masjid Al-Ikhwan, Taman Samudera Batu Caves oleh bapa saudara kanak-kanak itu pada kira-kira pukul 7.15 malam.

Siti Sarnan berkata, sehingga kini anaknya itu masih dirawat di hospital terbabit dan beliau dimaklumkan saudaranya, Siti Nur Zubaidah berada dalam keadaan stabil tetapi enggan bercakap kerana masih dalam keadaan trauma.

"Mungkin dia lemah kerana tidak makan dan trauma apabila dilarikan lelaki itu sehingga ke Selangor. Saya tidak sabar untuk berjumpa anak saya itu setelah 20 hari dia hilang," katanya.

Siti Sarnan berkata, beliau dan suaminya meneruskan perjalanan ke Selangor pagi ini untuk menemui Siti Nur Zubaidah.

Sebelum ini, Siti Nur Zubaidah, dikahwinkan bapanya Hussin Mat Salleh, 54, kepada Shamsuddin Che Derahman, lelaki tabligh berusia 41 tahun selepas diperdaya bahawa perbuatan itu mengikut Sunnah Nabi Muhammad. Enakmen Keluarga Islam Kelantan menetapkan syarat umur berkahwin bagi perempuan minimum 16 tahun ke atas.

Siti Sarnan kemudian membuat laporan polis pada 25 Februari lalu.

Sementara itu, isteri pertama lelaki terbabit, Rohana, 33, berkata, sehingga kini suaminya yang dikenali sebagai "Sudin Ajaib" itu tidak menghantar sebarang berita atau menghubunginya.

"Saya tidak tahu ke mana suami saya menghilang dan turut berusaha mengesannya sebelum ini, syukurlah Siti Nur Zubaidah ditemui," katanya.

Sementara itu, Siti Sarnan berkata, beliau masih mengharapkan orang ramai yang melihat lelaki terbabit yang menaiki kereta Proton Iswara berwarna putih milik suaminya dengan nombor pendaftaran BEF 7599 supaya menghubungi balai polis berhampiran.

Menurutnya, beliau bersyukur anaknya ditemui dalam keadaan selamat dan mengharapkan lelaki itu ditahan polis bagi mengelakkan kanak-kanak lain menjadi mangsa. — Bernama

Akad sambil pandu kereta
Oleh Siti Fatimah Hassan dan Siti Nor Hidayah Razali

PASIR MAS: "Baba jahat!...Baba jahat!" tangis seorang budak perempuan berusia 10 tahun kepada ibunya selepas dinikahkan secara paksa oleh bapa kandung dengan rakan jemaahnya berusia 30-an di sini.

BUKTI…Na menunjukkan laporan polis yang dibuat di Balai Polis Pasir Mas mengenai perkahwinan anak perempuannya.

Lebih memeranjatkan, upacara 'nikah koboi' itu diadakan dalam sebuah kereta dengan bapa kanak-kanak itu bertindak sebagai jurunikah dan wali sambil disaksikan seorang saksi tanpa kehadiran pengantin perempuan.

Pernikahan diragui itu diceritakan sendiri ibu kanak-kanak terbabit yang hanya ingin dikenali sebagai Na, 33, kepada Harian Metro selepas dimaklumkan anak perempuannya itu.

Katanya, dia terkejut kerana tidak menyangka suaminya tergamak menikahkan anak perempuan mereka yang masih budak dengan rakan jemaahnya tanpa memaklumkan kepada ahli keluarga pada 22 Februari lalu.

"Mulanya saya terkejut apabila anak perempuan pulang ke rumah pada pagi 23 Februari lalu dengan menangis teresak-esak sambil memarahi bapanya dengan perkataan 'baba jahat!'.

"Dia mengulangi perkataan itu berulang kali sambil menambah 'baba kahwinkan saya dengan kawannya' menyebabkan saya tertanya-tanya maksud di sebalik ayat terbabit," katanya ketika ditemui di rumahnya di Kampung Beta, Pohon Buluh di sini, semalam.

Harian Metro difahamkan, proses pernikahan ringkas itu berlaku jam 5 petang apabila si bapa menikahkan sendiri anak perempuannya tanpa mengikut prosedur pernikahan biasa dan berlaku dalam suasana serba ringkas dalam kereta.

Bagaimanapun, 'pengantin perempuan' tidak hadir ketika upacara akad nikah itu berlangsung, sebaliknya dia hanya dibawa ke hotel selepas disahkan suami isteri.

Difahamkan, lelaki terbabit menikahkan anak perempuannya itu selepas dijanjikan ganjaran pahala oleh rakan jemaahnya selain ditaburkan janji manis kononnya ia mengikut sunnah Nabi dan pahalanya berlipat ganda.

Dia yang terpengaruh dengan 'janji syurga' kononnya mendapat ganjaran berlipat kali ganda kemudian bersetuju mewali dan menikahkan anaknya walaupun baru berusia 10 tahun.

Meskipun pernikahan terbabit mungkin sah mengikut syarak, namun tindakan menikahkan budak berusia 10 tahun menjadi kesalahan mengikut undang-undang syariah kerana masih di bawah umur.

Na berkata, dia segera mendapatkan penjelasan daripada anak perempuannya itu untuk mengetahui perkara sebenar, sebelum anak kedua daripada empat beradik itu menceritakan dia sudah dinikahkan.

"Tergamam saya ketika itu apabila dia beritahu dikahwinkan dengan rakan suami saya tanpa kerelaannya. Perasaan marah terhadap suami meluap-luap. Persoalannya mengapa dia sanggup mengahwinkan anak yang masih mentah.

"Ini menyebabkan saya segera bertemu rakan suami di sebuah masjid kira-kira 200 meter dari rumah untuk mendapatkan penjelasan mengenai pernikahan itu dan dia mengesahkannya," katanya.

Katanya, berdasarkan pengetahuannya, proses pernikahan itu berlangsung di dalam sebuah kereta yang sedang bergerak dan suaminya mewalikan pasangan anaknya sambil memandu.

"Saya dapat tahu anak saya diperdaya suami kononnya mahu membawa dia membeli-belah di sebuah pasar raya di Kota Bharu bersama saya yang sedang menunggu di situ.

"Bagaimanapun, semua barang yang dibeli dibayar rakannya sebelum dia dibawa ke sebuah hotel dekat Kota Bharu. Mereka menyewa dua bilik hotel. Sebuah untuk anak dan 'suaminya', manakala sebuah lagi untuk suami," katanya.

Na berkata, selepas mengetahui dia sudah dinikahkan, anaknya menggunakan helah untuk tidur dengan tukang sapu wanita hotel terbabit sebelum dibawa pulang keesokannya.

Berikutan itu, Na ke Balai Polis Pasir Mas pada 25 Februari lalu untuk melaporkan mengenai perkahwinan anaknya dengan lelaki terbabit.

Pada masa sama, ibu kanak-kanak terbabit turut membuat laporan di Jabatan Hal-Ehwal Agama Islam Kelantan (JAHEAIK) selepas mendapat nasihat daripada ahli keluarga.

Berikutan itu, katanya, anaknya dikenakan perintah mufarakah (dipisahkan) dengan lelaki yang mengahwininya oleh Mahkamah Rendah Syariah Kota Bharu, minggu lalu.

Difahamkan, kejadian itu berlaku sebelum akhbar mendedahkan mengenai seorang lagi kanak-kanak perempuan berusia 11 tahun, namun lokasinya berbeza iaitu di sebuah madrasah berhampiran masjid besar di Machang - hmetro

Hadir di Perasmian Larian Bandar Diraja, Karnival Sungai Klang

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 01:27 AM PST

13 Mac 2010
7.30 pagi
Taman Pengkalan Batu, Klang
Dirasmikan oleh DYMM Sultan Selangor

Lawatan ke SJKT Seaport, Kelana Jaya

Posted: 11 Mar 2010 01:25 AM PST

12 Mac 2010
11.00 pagi
SJKT Seaport, SS7 Kelana Jaya

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