Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Birthday 5 elements of my life...

Happy Birthday 5 elements of my life...

Happy Birthday 5 elements of my life...

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 07:43 AM PST has marked another year... I started this blog on year 2007... and now it's year 2010... Yup! it's already three years old. For those who read my blog since my very first blog entry... Thanks for your support.

Due to my hectic work i cut down blogging ... I have so many things i wanna to blog but just have not much energy to blog about.

Anyway, today is the birthday of 5 elements of my life...

Happy birthday my dearest blog...

What I Think About 82nd Oscars

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 08:40 AM PST

I woke up pretty early today, not very early, at 9am exactly, washed up, then lay my lazy ass on the comfy couch and turned the satellite TV to the channel broadcasting 82nd Annual Academy Awards, a.k.a. Oscars. This is my first time watching a LIVE telecast of Oscars and I am a fan of movie and film. I didn't watch all the 10 nominated Best Motion Pictures, but have watched Avatar, District 9, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Up and Up In The Air.

The event was so grand and I imagine myself, one day being at the event, as an invited guest or perhaps a behind-the-scene filmmaker? I'm dreaming definitely. Haha.

Well, the result is out. The Hurt Locker by top director, James Cameron's ex wife Kathryn Bigelow had it big, won the Best Motion Pictures. IMO, I don't like it, perhaps Oscars winning pictures are always like that? The film does has its special and arts, the blast and booms were nice, the story is special, the acting, but just it's not an enjoyable one. Maybe because it's about the US Army, it's talking about patriotism? I don't know.

Everyone was talking about Avatar, I don't find it very interesting though, but I find it very AMAZING, it amazed me with the 3D, the music, the way of making and the animation. It does feel hollywood to me.

I like Inglourious Basterds, nice film, nice acting, hilarious and historical with lame fictional fact. This is also the film that made me know that who is Quentin Tarantino.

Up in the Air was boring to me, maybe I don't know the way of enjoying it, but it's nice being nominated.

District 9 was un-hollywood too. A documentary style film, could be a new style of making film and I find no reason disliking it.

Up, the animation was an art. I do feel the art, and the story was inspiring. I understand why it did not get the best film. =D

I didn't watch the rest like An Education, A Serious Man, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, and The Blind Side. Gonna check it out soon when HD releases.

Another thing I would like to say, the most enjoyable film but was not nominated in 2009 is Star Trek.^^

Do you like The Hurt Locker?

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Posted: 08 Mar 2010 08:09 AM PST

"Cheers, dear... even in silence n loneliness n hopelessness... God is
alwyz there wh good ppl like u..."

Thank you. God bless you too...

“Kalau PPSMI tak mansuh, kita akan demo lagi” - A Samad Said

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 07:32 AM PST

Sasterawan Negara Datuk A Samad Said menegaskan iltizamnya bahawa hal pemansuhan Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam bahasa Inggeris (PPSMI) menjelang 2012 itu hanya penangguhan dan bukan pemansuhan.

"Jadi, kalau tidak dimansuhkan juga, kita tak akan teragak-agak untuk melakukan demonstrasi sekali lagi," katanya sempena pelancaran buku esei Budayawan Bertindak untuk menyokong perjuangannya selama ini.

Bercakap di Muzium Shah Alam kelmarin, A Samad Said berkata, pihaknya merakamkan rasa terima kasih terhadap Pas dan Harakah yang banyak membantu dalam usaha menggerakkan seluruh masyarakat untuk berhimpun dalam kejadian setahun yang lalu.

"Tanpa Pas dan bantuan Harakah untuk menyebarkan maklumat berhubung PPSMI, nescaya perjuangan memansuhkan PPSMI tidak berlaku seperti yang kita lihat pada hari ini," tambah beliau lagi.

Pengarang novel Salina yang terkenal itu berkata, kehadiran beliau selama ini sebenarnya cuma mengisi kesusasteraan Melayu dan tidak lebih daripada itu.

"Saya bukan 'organization man', jadi mengapa seorang sasterawan negara yang tugas sebenarnya mengisi gerbang kesusasteraan, akhirnya telah turun ke jalan raya?" kata beliau membangkitkan soalan.

Ketika membangkitkan kenangan lalu, dalam peristiwa 7 Mac tahun lalu, beliau berkata, pihak polis pernah memujuk Hassan Ahmad bersurai, tapi hal itu ditangani rakannya itu dengan bijaksana sekali.

"Dalam keadaan polis meminta Hassan memujuk demonstran agar menyuraikan perhimpunan itu, beliau dengan warasnya telah memberitahu bahawa tugas pihak polis ialah untuk mengamankan perhimpunan itu.

"Tetapi, ada yang tersirat di situ yang tidak diluahkannya kepada pihak polis, iaitu tugas kamilah pada hari itu yang menggelorakan perhimpunan tersebut," kata beliau, lalu disambut ketawa hadirin.

Sementara itu, berucap dalam majlis yang sama, Pengerusi GMP, Datuk Hassan Ahmad dengan bergurau berkata, perhimpunan menyerahkan memorandum itu tidak sepatutnya diganggu oleh pihak polis.

"Mula-mula mereka beri permit perhimpunan, kemudian tarik balik, jadi kita tiada pilihan, apa yang kita nak beritahu kepada orang-ramai kalau mereka bertanya?

"Lagi pun, ini sebenarnya demonstrasi, atau perhimpunan demonstrasi, tetapi ia macam suatu perarakan saja, ia seolah-olah macam perarakan untuk menyambut Maulud Nabi, salahkah?" kata beliau, disambut ketawa orang-ramai.

Majlis itu diakhiri dengan penyampaian hadiah daripada Pengerusi GMP Datuk Dr Hassan Ahmad kepada keluarga demonstran; Ismadei Sahnam bersama isterinya, Nur Asyikin Ahmad Saibi, empat anak mereka; Nur Isma Dalilah, Mohd Isma Danish, Nur Isma Dania, dan Mohd Isma Danial.

Keluarga Ismadei Sahnam adalah antara keluarga yang mana setiap anggotanya telah turun semuanya untuk menyatakan bantahan terhadap dasar PPSMI tersebut. -erapakatan

Pebbles, Where Are You?

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 07:30 AM PST

I haven't blogged about Pebbles in ages. So before I start telling you all about the best fat burners in town, I thought I'd write a little bit about her. She's been with us for nearly 8 months now and she's becoming brattier by the day :D When she first came to us, she was a quiet little dog who would follow both wifey and me around everywhere we went.

Even if one of us went to the toilet she would sit outside the door waiting for us. When we watch TV, she would sit by our legs or even on the sofa with us. When we get up to make a drink or something, she would immediately get up and tail us to the kitchen. And mostly she was really quiet.

She wouldn't venture very far from us and even if she did (which was very rare) she would come running back to our sides. She's a pretty wary little dog, not to mention a little scaredy cat or is that scaredy dog? LOL!

These days though, she becoming a regular loud mouth and perpetually wants to fight with the cats in the alley at the back of the house. She's also now not afraid to venture out exploring on her own though we NEVER let her out the house unattended cos wifey and me have this fear that she'll run out the gate and gets lost.

There are times when wifey and me are surfing and suddenly she'll be missing. We'll both jump out the chair in panic looking for her. Though we have this plastic wire mesh thingy blocking all the grilles in the house so she can't run outside, we still do get worried when she's out of our sight. Most of the times, when she's missing, all we have to do is say ... 

'Pebbles, where are you?'

... and she'll come running with her tail happily wagging away to see what we want with her but sometimes she just doesn't bother with answering us and we'd have to go and look for her. And the worst thing is she knows we'll go looking for her. I think she does that just to toy with us ... LOL!

Most of the time we know where she hangs out cos she has some favourite places in the house. The times when she's not snoozing away under wifey's or my chair, she'll be at the main sliding door watching the world go by and occasionally bark at some cat or stray dog passing by.

If it's not the front, it's the back door in the kitchen where she'll be sitting and peeping out from this small uncovered opening looking out for the alleycats so she can bark and fight with them. And she can cause quite a racket and will only stop barking when I go there and pick her up. And even then, she'll still be growling and grumbling away.

Wifey and me love her irritated growl and sometimes we're pretty naughty. When we see a cat in the backyard, we'll instigate her to bark at the cat so we can hear her growl ... LOL! She has such a lovely growl that I actually recorded it and saved it on my cell phone. Sometimes we can be REALLY naughty and open the back door and let her run out to chase the cats ... hahaha ... yes, yes, we're both mischievous people at times.

Not that those cats are scared of her. She can't really get at the cats cos of the backyard fencing and most of the time, the cats will just sit there and look at her barking and jumping on the fence trying to get at them. They're really not afraid of dogs here cos they know the dogs can't get them. Once one even tried to attack her and she ran like the little coward she is ... LOL!

But after that incident I keep her away from them cos I'm afraid they'll scratch her huge eyes or something. Now we just let her bark at them from inside at least until we can't stand her barking anymore. But she's really a people friendly dog. If she has not seen you before and you suddenly come to her, she'll bark at you. But once she smells you, she will then be your friend for life.

She's also a little silly at times especially if she sees something she hasn't seen before. There was a time when I left my shoes by the main door and she was happily exploring the house when she came across my shoes and started barking like crazy from afar.

Both wifey and me ran out to see what the commotion was and couldn't stop laughing when we saw her barking at my shoes. Even when my younger boy plays with some of his toys and leave it lying around and if she hasn't seen it before she'll bark at it, but from afar, she is after all a scaredy dog ... LOL!

But we adore her and she's so used to us, except my younger boy whom she's terrified of at times. She's like a part of the family so much so that when we prepare dinner for the boys, we'll also prepare dinner for her. I always tell wifey, instead of having to prepare dinner for two kids now we have to do it for three.

She knows when we're preparing her dinner and will sit and wait patiently by the microwave for her dinner to be heated up. These days we don't just let her eat her doggy biscuits but painstakingly boil chicken meat for her along with potatoes and carrots for dinner. It's not an easy task preparing her dinner.

Either wifey or me will boil the chicken and then once it's boiled, I'll shred it making sure there are no bones in it and then cut up the potatoes into tiny cubes along with the carrots and mix it all with rice and she just loves it so much that she shuns her doggy biscuits these days. I suppose that's my fault for pampering her too much.

There was a time when we didn't allow her on our bed, but not anymore. These days she's a regular on our bed. Just before we sleep, she'll always want to jump up and join us until she's satisfied before heading to her usual spots either under or behind the bed on the Ikea storage box that we have.

Whenever she's on the bed, she must always do her ritualistic roll about and scratching of the bedsheets. It's like she's digging for gold. One of these days I'm sure she's gonna tear the bedsheets. And if there's a storm in the middle of the night, you can be rest assured that she'll be snugly hidden between the two of us. She's terrified of lightning and thunder.

But all that said and done I'm so thankful my ex-boss gave her to us for good. She is a joy to have around the house and we wouldn't exchange her for anything in the world. Not even for a million bucks. Well, maybe two million ... LOL! Just kidding :D

Perogol 11 Tahun Jadikan Sepupu 8 Tahun Sasaran Puaskan Nafsu

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 07:23 AM PST

Mereka baru berusia 11 dan 12 tahun, namun pendedahan seks melampau menyebabkan dua beradik itu layak digelar perogol junior apabila tergamak menjadikan sepupu berusia lapan tahun sebagai tempat memuaskan nafsu mereka.

Dorongan kuat melakukan seks memaksa pasangan adik-beradik yang masih bersekolah di tahun lima dan enam itu bertindak berani apabila melakukan hubungan terlarang di atas katil dalam sebuah bilik di rumah nenek mereka di Manir, di sini.

Difahamkan, sebelum melakukan hubungan seks, pasangan perogol junior itu bijak memasang jerat bagi menaikkan nafsu mangsa apabila mengajaknya menonton video lucah sebelum melakonkan semula adegan panas dalam bilik berkenaan. Ketika kejadian, ibu dan bapa mangsa serta neneknya tiada di rumah ketika kejadian pada jam 2.30 petang Selasa lalu.

Sebaik selesai menonton video lucah itu, kedua-dua suspek tidak sabar menggayakan aksi panas dalam video berkenaan dan memulakan adegan apabila melakukan seks oral terhadap mangsa.

"Mangsa yang mematuhi arahan dua suspek terbabit bagaikan 'dipukau' apabila mengikut kehendak suspek.

"Mangsa disuruh menanggalkan pakaian sebelum pasangan adik-beradik terbabit merogolnya bergilir-gilir," katanya.

Sumber polis berkata, penderitaan mangsa selepas menjadi habuan seks sepupu sendiri sejak 2008 lalu bagaimanapun berakhir apabila kedua-dua suspek ditahan selepas perlakuan mereka terbongkar.

Katanya, suspek ditahan di rumah neneknya pada jam 7.30 pagi Jumaat lalu selepas bapa mangsa yang tinggal di kuarters kakitangan kerajaan di bandar ini membuat laporan di Balai Polis Manir pada jam 9.15 malam, dua hari selepas mangsa dirogol.

Beliau berkata, mangsa kemudian dibawa ke Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ), di sini untuk pemeriksaan lanjut.

"Kedua-dua suspek ditahan reman dua hari di lokap Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) bagi membantu siasatan yang dijalankan mengikut Seksyen 376 Kanun Keseksaan kerana merogol sebelum mendapat perintah tambahan reman selama satu hari bermula semalam," katanya. -metro

Ulasan GB

Ibu bapa yang kerap menonton video lucah samada melalui komputer, handphone, cakera padat dan lain-lain akan mewariskan anak-anak yang sama tabiatnya sekalipun ibu bapa berkenaan sangat tidak ingin anak mereka menjadi seperti mereka.

Justeru itu, bersihkan komputer, handphone dan rak VCD/DVD anda dari bahan-bahan lucah kerana ia akan sentiasa terdedah kepada anak-anak anda yang "curious" mengenainya.

Flak over 'RM100 for elderly' scheme in Penang - Oh Tong Keong Nothing Better to Do?

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 06:30 AM PST

oh tong keong penang gerakan youth secPenang Gerakan Youth chief Oh Tong Keong has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)  to investigate the Penang government's plan to distribute RM100 to senior citizens in the state in view of the perception that this is a form of corruption.

He based his claim on an incident during a dinner organised by the Poh Hock Seah temple last Saturday in Penang, at which Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was the guest-of-honour and asked
asked the audience whether this was corruption. He repeated the question thrice and each time the senior citizens stood up to say 'yes', according to Oh in a statement today.

Does Oh have any evidence at all - audio or audio-visual? Why not just lodge a report to MACC instead of making a lot of noise?

MMA: Medicine no longer route to riches, says MMA

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 06:18 AM PST

Source: Medicine no longer route to riches, says MMA by Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 — Malaysian parents have the notion that the medical profession is the route to riches, but the country's premier organisation reperesenting doctors, the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), begs to differ.

In an editorial in its latest issue of the News Bulletin, Berita MMA, its editor, Dr Kuljit Singh, said: "The medical profession in the country today seems to have a bleak future as far as monetary gain is concerned.

"We have seen the income of the general practitioner in some parts of the country dwindling and even specialists in some private hospitals seem to struggle."

He attributed this to the high number of medical colleges and the increase in number of new medical graduates entering the profession.

At present there are more than 25 medical colleges in the country which are expected to produce about 4000 doctors annually within the next few years.

Dr Kuljit Singh said the MMA was concerned with this development because there was a shortage of places for clinical training for these students.

"Almost all major hospitals in the country have affiliated medical colleges and some hospitals even cater to more than one medical university.

"So, what sort of clinical training could these students get?" he said.

He called on the government to pull the plug immediately on the mushrooming of colleges so as not to weaken the healthcare delivery system in the near future.

He said that in developing countries the criteria for medical school entrance qualification and selection were extremely rigid, resulting in the decline of medical graduates.

"However, in Malaysia, we would advocate a balance between the correct number of quality medical graduates and high standards of healthcare to fulfill the needs our country as we progress," he added. — Bernama

Jika Anwar Dipenjarakan Pakatan Rakyat Akan Menang Besar Dalam Pilihanraya Akan Datang

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 05:39 AM PST

Ahli Parlimen veteran Lim Kit Siang hari ini meramalkan Pakatan Rakyat akan mendapat laluan mudah pada pilihanraya akan datang jika kerajaan bertindak memenjarakan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim kerana sodomi.

"Jika dia dipenjarakan, motto kita ialah Bebaskan Anwar, Undi PR!" kata tokoh DAP itu di Konvensyen Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Selangor.

Anwar, Ketua de-fakto PKR dan PR, yang kini sedang menghadapi tuduhan liwat kedua setelah lebih satu dekad beliau disingkirkan dari jawatan Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan kemudiannya menjalani hukuman penjara di atas tuduhan liwat dan korupsi.

Tempoh pilihanraya yang lepas adalah sehingga 2013 namun para penganalisa menjangkalan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak mungkin akan memanggil pilihanraya mengejut selepas pilihanraya negeri Sarawak, yang had tempohnya sehingga Julai 2011.

MP Ipoh Timor itu berkaata kerajaan Barisan Nasional (BN) mencari penyakit dengan meneruskan pendakwaan ke atas Ketua Pembangkang tersebut, yang telah menafikan tuduhan liwat berkenaan malah menyifatkannya sebagai konspirasi politik.

Lim membidas kerajaan BN dengan apa yang didakwanya mencabul demokrasi dengan mengambil contoh tindakan polis menceroboh majlis makan malam DAP di Kepong malam kelmarin.

Lim mengulangi sokongan PR kepada Anwar untuk terus kekal sebagai Ketua Pembangkang.

"Beliau akan terus kekal sebagai Ketua Pembangkang sehingga beliau jadi Perdana Menteri."

PKR dilanda kemelut selepas beberapa ahli parlimennya bertindak keluar parti, Datuk Seri Zahrain Hashim (Bayan Baru), Tan Tee Beng (Nibong Tebal) dan Mohsin Fadzli Samsuri (Bagan Serai), sementara Zulkifli Noordin (Kulim-Bandar Baru) dipecat, mengurangkan kerusi parlimen kepada 27.

DAP kini mempunyai 28 kerusi manakala PAS mempunyai 23kerusi. Mengikut kebiasaan, Ketua Pembangkang dipilih dari parti yang mempunyai bilangan kerusi paling banyak namun kali ini PR meneruskan sokngannya kepada Anwar.

Ketua Pemuda Umno Khairy Jamaluddin menyatakan sebelum ini Lim patut menggantikan Anwae kerana Lim adalah Ketua Parlimen DAP.

" Terima kasihlah kepada Khairy kerana cadangannya tetapi beliau sepatutnya lebih ambil berat kenapa beliau tak dilantik sebagai timbalan menteri," sindir Lim.

Kebiasaannya, kerajaan BN akan melantik Ketua Pemuda ke kerusi menteri tetapi Khairy tidak dilantik.


Posted: 08 Mar 2010 05:16 AM PST

My brother-in-law's ex-wife M called me up this afternoon.
She may be out of the family circle but she will always remain special forever.

I once asked her if she felt sad that P has remarried..well she said she wishes them well and harbors no anger nor jealousy.

She is full of confidence and loves her 'me' time very much.
She has lots of time to do whatever she likes and spends a lot of time the religious way.

Her youngest has just left for New Zealand, one is still studying in a local U and 2 are already working.
She has a very good job and loves to go for holidays abroad.

Her next holiday stop will definitely be to New Zealand.

She had called to enquire about H's wedding preparations.

"Will you be okay coming to the same function with P and his wife?" I asked timidly.
"O no problem! Takde benda lah.."

She said that if our brain controls our body, then everything will turn out right..hmm, I have to kupas mengupas that statement when I sit by the beach tomorrow morning.

There are so many divorced couples who cannot even look at each other in the eye, let alone be in the same gathering.
Some mothers will not even allow their children to see their fathers and vice-versa.

There was a tragically sad case when the father only managed to see the son when the boy died in an accident and was about to be buried.

Anyway, M is a very positive-minded person. She just wants to move forward and lead a happy life..
"I'm happier alone"..

If I were to be in her position, I'd like to emulate her strong character.
I definitely cannot challenge her financially strong status but I can make things easier by being friends with my ex-partner and flow with the tide.
But hey, I may be a rich lady in my own way..yee never can tell!

Like M, the children must be given continuous love and attention by both parents and not made to suffer in any emotional way so that they can be luckier and have better, stronger and lasting marriages..InsyaAllah.

To M, I will always love you no matter how my mum-in-law hates you sometimes..well done woman!
I salute your expert handling of your new life without any animosity whatsoever!

International Women's Day 2010

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 05:09 AM PST

8th March 2010 - It's International Women's Day and the Perak Women for Women together with Soroptimist International Ipoh is jointly organising a week long celebration in Ipoh. The venue is sponsored by Kinta City Shopping Complex, Ipoh.

The theme? Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities.

Although Buddies will only be setting up our booth there from 11th to 14th, I went for the launch today. The Guest of Honor was YB Dato Hamidah Osman, state Exco.

While waiting for our VIP guest to come, a group of nurses from KPJ Ipoh Specialist Centre performed the poco-poco dance.

Arrival of our guest of honor (in blue tudung).

A welcome performance by the cheer leading group who call themselves Titans.

Launch of the event by a group of... women, of course...

Putting the stamp of approval for equal rights and equal opportunities.

Stamped and signed!

Performance by children from City Ballet Ipoh.

A group of retired ladies from Kelab Pesara Ipoh not wanting to be left out of the performances.

There was supposed to be one more performance, but it was already 6 pm and I needed to go back. So that's about all I have to report on the launch...

Coming up next: The talk.

The Muslim Conquest of India, genocide of the Hindus (approximately 80 million).

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 05:17 AM PST


Posted: 08 Mar 2010 04:52 AM PST

I am drawn to the speech delivered by the Chief of Army at the Army Day parade recently, and subsequently to the news report in Utusan Online dated March 2nd 2010 titled '30 kem tentera dibina semula'. Personally, I think this is about the 'sweetest' statement coming out from the army boss, but a mere statement delivered at an auspicious Army Day parade in the presence of hundreds of soldiers and retired senior army officers, would mean nothing if it fails to be put into action.

As recent as March 25, 2009 and April 11, 2009, I had posted articles concerning the dilapidated state of Sg. Udang Camp, Malacca and the Army Combat Training Centre (PULADA); two renowned army camps built during the colonial era that had long served its purpose. I do not know if the Other Rank (OR) married quarters at Sg. Udang Camp is the same two rooms married quarters (popularly known as Gurkha quarters), or has it been replaced. The same can also be said of Kem Batu Tiga, Kluang, Johore, and some OR married quarters at Taiping, Perak built at about the same time as Sg. Udang Camp, and it was at the former camp that I first began my career in the army.

With regards to PULADA, I remembered having viewed the proposed master plan for the reconstruction of the entire camp, and that was several years ago. When I last visited PULADA (refer to my article dated April 11, 2009), I did not observe much changes to the camp with black painted wooden structured buildings dominating the camp. It would appear to me that the once famous British Jungle Warfare Training Centre where even the late President of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada once attended an army course, is left to remain in its original form, despite us being in the 20th Century.

Talks of rebuilding new camps and OR married quarters has been in the air for quite a while, but somehow slow in its implementation. I am appalled at the delays in the completion of new camps and amenities (somehow delays are quite common for projects instituted by Mindef) with some even taking more than a decade to complete. The new officers married quarters and the new Transit Camp at Mindef are examples to cite. I wonder what sort of contractors are awarded the contracts, and it would appear to me that the longer the delay, the better.

Let's us hope that the announcement made by the army boss relating to the construction of new camps, during his interview with the press following the Army Day parade will to be executed by his successor when he retires this year. Let there be some truth in what is being said, rather than just mere rhetoric. And let's not talk anymore about buying a 3rd Regiment worth of MLRS. Rather, let's talk about what the worth of a MLRS regiment can do to build more camps and better homes for our soldiers.


Son of Hamas, sees the light in Christianity

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 04:37 AM PST

Mosab Hassan Yousef is a convert from Islam to Christianity and is the author of Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue, and Unthinkable Choices. Since Hannity has steadfastly hewed to the Islam Is A Religion of Peace That Has Been Hijacked By A Tiny Minority of Extremists line for years, and has passed up numerous opportunities to discuss the issue with guests who take a different line, it seems likely that this one got by his firewall.

Source: Amazon Hat tip: Jihad Watch

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Tuanku Jaafar Tidak Maklum Atau Tandatangan Pemecatan Anwar

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 04:19 AM PST

Almarhum Tuanku Jaafar Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman sebagai Yang Dipertuan Agung pada 1998 pernah memberitahu Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bahawa baginda tidak maklum mengenai pemecatan beliau.

Malah, almarhum baginda juga tidak menandatangani sebarang dokumen pada hari pemecatan Anwar, sebaliknya hanya berbuat demikian selepas digesa beberapa hari kemudian.

Bercakap di luar mahkamah selepas Mahkamah Persekutuan menolak rayuan Ketua Pembangkang itu untuk mengisytihar pemecatannya dari Kabinet sebagai tidak sah, Anwar berkata, ia disuarakan almarhum baginda ketika menziarahi beliau di Hospital Munich, Jerman.

Terdahulu, Presiden Mahkamah Rayuan, Tan Sri Alauddin Mohd Sheriff ketika membuat penghakiman, menyatakan tiada kesangsian Perdana Menteri menasihatkan Yang di-Pertuan Agong untuk membatal pelantikan Anwar.

"Saya perkukuh hujah saya. Tatkala almarhum Tuanku Jaafar bertemu saya, ziarah saya di Hospital Munich, Tuanku Jaafar sebut pada saya bahawa beliau tidak dimaklum mengenai pemecatan pada 2 September dan tidak tanda tangan apa-apa dokumen pengesahan perlucutan jawatan pada tarikh tersebut."

Menurut Anwar, pertemuan itu berlangsung selepas beliau dibebaskan pada 2005 ketika almarhum baginda mengunjungi beliau di Hospital Munich, sekali gus ia menjadi bukti kukuh betapa prosedur pemecatannya tidak sah.

Malah, Anwar turut mendapatkan kepastian mengenai perkara berkenaan.

"Saya tanya sekali lagi depan Azizah, depan Tuanku Najihah, Tuanku jelas? Baginda kata mustahil lupa perkara itu kerana beliau turut sedih dengan apa yang berlaku," katanya.

Peguam Anwar, Karpal Singh pula menyifatkan keputusan yang dibuat Mahkamah Persekutuan hari ini nyata mencerminkan pemerintahan Mahathir yang bersifat diktator.

Keputusan Mahkamah Persekutuan hari ini sekali gus mengekalkan keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi dan Mahkamah Rayuan sebelum ini.

Ketua Pembangkang merangkap Ketua Umum Parti Keadilan rakyat (PKR) itu memfailkan kes berkenaan pada 13 Nov 1998 susulan pemecatan beliau pada 2 Sept 1998.

Anwar adalah pemimpin yang disebut-sebut bakal menerajui Malaysia dipecat pada 2 September 1998 berikutan konspirasi politik peringkat tertinggi dan tindakan berkenaan menghakis kepercayaan umum terhadap institusi kehakiman. -TVS

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Anggota FRU Rempuh Majlis Sambutan Pakatan Rakyat

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 04:16 AM PST

Takut berdepan dengan gelombang rakyat yang menuntut perubahan radikal senario politik tanahair, Umno dan Barisan Nasional sekali lagi memperalatkan anggota keselamatan untuk mempertahankan sistem pemerintahan yang berlandaskan penindasan dan kezaliman berterusan terhadap rakyat.

Malam tadi lebih 30 anggota FRU, dua trak meriam air dan berpuluh-puluh anggota polis dikerahkan untuk mengganggu dan menghalang Pakatan Rayat daripada menyambut ulangtahun kedua kemenangan Pakatan Rakyat Wilayah Persekutuan di Kelab Sultan Sulaiman.

Anggota FRU yang berpakaian lengkap merusuh masuk ke dalam perkarangan premis di mana acara sambutan diadakan apabila sahaja Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim menamatkan ucapan beliau dan Ahli Parlimen Gombak Azmin Ali mula berucap pada pukul 9:45 malam.

Keadaan kecoh tercetus apabila anggota FRU cuba menghalang Azmin meneruskan ucapan beliau dan petugas Skuad AMK serta anggota keselamatan Pakatan Rakyat terpaksa berdepan dengan keganasan anggota FRU.

Ketua Skuad AMK Abdul Khalid Hassar serta dua ahli skuad, Naguib Mahfuz Ismail dan Tahir Said cedera dipukul dengan perisai dan cotar.

Abdul Khalid luka didahi akibat dihentak dengan perisai manakala Naguib luka di muka dan belakang badannya akibat dipijak oleh anggota FRU sementara Tahir mengalami kecederaan pada tangan kanan beliau.

Seorang ahli KEADILAN Lembah pantai yang dikenali sebagai "Lan Mamak" ditahan oleh pihak polis semasa kekecohan berlaku di atas pentas.

"Kami terpaksa berasak-asak melindungi pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat takut dicederakan oleh anggota FRU.

"Dalam keadaan yang kritikal begitu kami sebagai barisan hadapan menjaga keselamatan menghalang pasukan keselamatan daripada merempuh pentas di mana pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat berada," jelas Abdul Khalid.

Sebelum itu beberapa pegawai dan anggota polis daripada Ibu Pejabat Kontinjen Polis Kuala Lumpur cuba memujuk supaya pihak penganjur membatalkan ucapan pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat tetapi telah di boo oleh hadirin yang melihat tindakan polis itu sebagai keterlaluan.

Ketiga-tiga mangsa membuat laporan polis di balai polis Pantai dalam dan kemudiannya ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur untuk pemeriksaan doktor.

Sambutan yang dihadiri hampir 6,000 orang itu terpaksa dipindahkan di dalam dewan selepas Ketua Penerangan KEADILAN Latheefa Koya dan Ahli Parlimen Batu Tian Chua berubding dengan pihak polis.

Selain Menteri Besar dan Azmin pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat yang hadir pada majlis itu termasuk Presiden dan Timbalan KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail dan Senator Dr Syed Husin Ali, Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang Lim Guan Eng dan Ahli Parlimen Pokok Sena Datuk Mahfuz Omar.

Ketua Angkatan Muda KEADILAN Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin ketika mengulas mengenai keganasan pihak keselamatan berkata perbuatan mereka akan menyemarakkan lagi kemarahan rakyat terhadap Umno dan BN.

"Ini adalah tindakan yang telah diarahkan oleh pimpinan Umno dan BN. Polis mempunyai tanggungjawab yang lebih besar untuk menangkap penjenayah bukannya masuk campur urusan parti politik dan mengganggu gugat aktiviti parti politik. -SK

Ulasan GB

Polis memperbodohkan rakyat menyatakan Sambutan 2 Tahun pakatan rakyat itu tiada permit. Kita bertanya kepada PDRM, mengapa hanya kepada PR dipersoalkan hal-hal permit. BN lakukan perhimpunan Juara rakyat dan seumpamanya ada permit? Perhimpunan menetang penggunaan kalimah Allah di Majid Negara ada permit?

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Edrogan, leader of the Turks who committed a genocide....'Rachel's Tomb was never Jewish'

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 04:05 AM PST

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday continued his verbal assault on Israel, according to Saudi paper Al Wattan, which quoted him as saying that that al Aksa Mosque, the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb "were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites." Erdogan was referring to Israel's recent inclusion of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb on its national heritage list, but it was unclear why he mentioned the Aksa Mosque, since that site was not included.

Speaking to Palestinian journalists, Erdogan reportedly said, "Palestine [was] always at the top of Turkey's priorities." He expressed his support for the renewal of indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Donning a cloak of pan-Islamic identity, Erdogan told Al Wattan that he "loves my brothers in Fatah and my brothers in Hamas to the same degree, because they are my Muslim brothers and I cannot distinguish between them."

Turkey's prime minister began criticizing Israel in the wake of Operation Cast Lead last year, and has been punctilious in voicing his opinion on Israel's actions since. In the recent past, he sharply criticized Israel during press conferences with the Lebanese prime minister and with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Turkey also recently distanced itself from the United States, withdrawing the ambassador from Washington after a congressional committee decided to recognize the killing of Armenians during World War I as a genocide. In a sign of tensions between Israel and Turkey, Ankara did not seek the help of Jewish lobbies in Washington, and these groups, which have traditionally advocated on behalf of Turkey, refrained this time from pressing Congress not to accept the resolution. The Source. As I have said before Islam comes way too late in history to lay claim to Jerusalem "The Holy City," it is on the wrong side of history. The same applies to Rachel's Tomb.

House Hunting

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 03:07 AM PST

Warisan Villas at Nilai Impian
Warisan Villas at Nilai Impian.
Photo by Wuan.

At 44, I feel old already, and tired. I would like to think it is the weather but I know there is more to it. At this age, I am thinking of retreating to some place where the weather is less harsh, the air fresher and the scenery greener. Short of settling down in a kampung, which I really do not mind, I am looking for a place farther away from the city, where the pace is less hectic. I do not need to live in a happening place. In this phase of my life, I can do with less excitement.

In view of that, Wuan and I have been hunting for an ideal house that we can truly call home. We prefer one with a small plot of land, at the very least, space for some of our favourite plants to flourish and bloom. We also figured that it would cost us less to get a house now than when we retire. The price of houses built 10 years ago have increased twofold and we foresee the same trend 10 years down the road.

Most of the development in the areas that we liked in the Klang Valley are way beyond our budget. We took our search farther south, to areas that are new but developing. Nilai Impian was one of the developing townships that we went snopping around. It took us about 30 minutes over a distance of 40 km from Pandan Perdana via the Middle Ring Road 2, Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway and the North-South Expressway. It is just off the Nilai interchange and not as far away as we had anticipated.

According to the brochure, Nilai Impian is a 680 acres freehold "Lake Garden Township" built for garden living with lakes, playground, pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths. What we really like is that the township also features low density residential development, 2 landscaped lakes and open parks to promote recreational activities. The other plus point is that Nilai Impian is being developed by Negara Properties Realty Sdn Bhd, a member of the Sime Darby Group, which is one of the more reputable property developers in Malaysia. Despite that, I still cannot envision settling down in Nilai and Negeri Sembilan. Well, I never thought I would be living in Kuala Lumpur but here I am.

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Joining hands for a better Selangor and Malaysia

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 03:41 AM PST

Today an inspirational article about my colleagues – fellow young Malaysians who took the plunge to help the new Pakatan Rakyat Selangor State Government to make a difference.

In fact – one of them, Sdr Rafizi Ramli – was the one who along with Allahyarham Sdr Adlan Benan Omar took me into the Reformasi movement. He rose high up in the corporate world before deciding to have another go for the struggle.

Seeing them joining hands with the rest of us, old and young, partisan and non-partisan, in making a better Selangor and Malaysia is always inspirational.

Stepping Forward to be Of Service to the Public (Malaysian Insider)

By Neville Spykerman

SHAH ALAM, March 8 — They are young, smart and highly opinionated; pretty typical of young corporate climbers anywhere in the country. But these seven people have given up, or are putting on hold, promising careers in the private sector for public service in Selangor.

While some campaigned for political parties and were caught up in the euphoria of Pakatan Rakyat's (PR) unexpected take-over of Selangor two years ago, others came on board simply to help make a difference and have remained apolitical.

There is 26-year-old Iliyas Jamil, formerly a management consultant with Shell Brunei, who now works as an economic development officer for the mentri besar's office.

"In the career I left, I worked to improve a company. Here, I can make an impact on a state," said the UK graduate — in economics — when asked what compelled him to take a pay cut for public service.

But it has not been smooth sailing all the way. Adjustments had to be made as everything in government — even if it is Opposition-led — takes a longer time.

"Previously I could just send out an e-mail, but here a letter may take a few days because I would need a reference number and everything needs to be filed."

Iliyas, who is coordinating the state government's Klang River rehabilitation and development project, added that he's not involved in politics though.

Like Iliyas, Noor Amin Ahmad joined the state government to try and make a difference in Selangor.

The 28-year-old forestry and science graduate who previously was an associate with the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs is now an assistant communications officer with the state.

"I may not agree with all the state's policies but I believe I can bring about change from within," he said.

Then there is Brian Yap 32, who gave up a better-paying job — he himself admits was more "fun" — because of his "belief in the country and its people" which he points out has been heading in the wrong direction for a long time.

"Talent is being wasted because of bad governance and corrupt leaders," said the political secretary to Selangor executive councillor Elizabeth Wong.

He admits though that working with the state government and its civil servants is not easy.

"It's difficult to change things, but it's necessary to get things done," said the journalism graduate.

Yap, who worked as a writer/columnist and former editor of a lifestyle magazine, added he has always been interested in social-economic issues as well as politics. However, he is not a member of any party.

Law graduate Sangetha Jayakumar, 27, says she was in the middle of chambering during the last general elections and could not wait to join her father, Selangor executive councillor Dr Xavier Jayakumar as a member of his staff.

"I could not just sit back after Pakatan Rakyat took over Selangor, I wanted to be involved." said Sangetha, who has put a career in law on hold.

"My father never wanted me here, I want to be here," she said.

However, she admits there have been moments where she feels frustrated and overwhelmed.

"While there are civil servants who work very well with us, there have been cases of clear sabotage."

She said there was a state event where a book written by former mentri besar Datuk Seri Khir Toyo was deliberately slipped into goodie bags which were to be handed out to participants.

However, Sangetha said such incidents have taught her to always be on her toes and vigilant.

Also working with Dr Xavier is 26-year-old finance graduate M. Devendran who is a field officer.

Formerly a database analyst, Devendran joined the state after he was retrenched during the economic down-turn last year.

"It's been a fulfilling and learning experience, especially when dealing with the demanding public."

Devendran, whose role includes disbursing funds to temples, said he sometimes faces unreasonable people who want more than the state can give.

"Sometimes they accuse us of being no different that the previous state government and don't understand that we have our guidelines," he said, adding that he has had to bite his tongue and accept the criticisms.

Mohd Rafizi Ramli (left) gave up a high-paying corporate job to be a civil servant because he did not want to be "an armchair critic." — Picture by Choo Choy May

Mohd Rafizi Ramli, 33, formerly a general manager at Pharmaniaga Berhad but who now works with the Selangor economic adviser, said he "took the plunge" because he did not want to be an armchair critic.

"I believe you cannot be waiting on the sidelines if you really want to see change happen," said the engineering graduate who went on to become a chartered accountant.

Coming from a corporate environment, Rafizi said he is still adjusting to government bureaucracy.

"In a company, speed is important but in government, it's normal for decisions and processes to take a longer time."

Journalism graduate Ginie Lim, 29, who joined the state government as its public relations officer last year, says her role provides her a platform to make a difference.

"I was initially reluctant to take up the position but I did try to promote 'new politics' which is not based on race but common values," said the PKR member and party worker.

She said her task is sometimes hampered by bureaucracy.

Lim said she feels that civil servants in general want to get their jobs done but are constrained by the system.

"I am still learning how to get around the red-tape in order to get information out to the public and the press."

While all seven of them continue to grapple with their new roles, one thing is clear. They are living example of what Gandhi said about change: "Be the change you want to see in the world."

How the West Will Be Won

Posted: 08 Mar 2010 04:35 AM PST

When the Netherlands' Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders recently addressed voters in Almere, a Dutch city of 200,000 where his party handily won elections this week, he told them what to expect as his once-tiny, anti-Islamization party started flexing its new political muscle. Aside from lower taxes and other political staples, his plans for this city not far from Amsterdam include a ban on Muslim headscarves.

Wilders' ban would apply to "headscarves in municipal bodies and all other institutions (that) receive even one penny of subsidy from the municipality." He continued: "And for all clarity: This (ban) is not meant for crosses or yarmulkes because those are symbols of religions that belong to our own culture and are not -- as is the case with headscarves -- a sign of an oppressive totalitarian ideology."

Maybe that's a lot for Americans to take in, but they haven't lived through the Islamization Decades that their European cousins have. As Europe's neighborhoods, banlieues and cities have repeatedly seen, headscarf-friendly zones yield to other Muslim demands, from single-sex recreation and medicine, to a refusal to tolerate certain Western texts or foods, to the institution of Islamic banking, to the acceptance of jihadist treason in the mosques, to the entrenchment of Islamic marriage (forced and polygamous), to the ultimate recognition of Islamic courtrooms run according to sharia.

But take the French approach. After determining that the Muslim headscarf inserted religion into state-run secular schools, the French government in 2003 banned the headscarf in the public schools along with the Star of David, the yamulke, "large" crucifixes and the turban of the Sikhs. This decision made it appear as though the hijab hadn't been singled out as a symbol of a specifically Muslim way of life that seeks to extend sharia. Thus, in the name of tolerance, all religious symbols were deemed provocative. In the name of inclusion, all were banned. This is precisely how the traditional (pre-Islamic) society dismantles itself, symbol by symbol, law by law.

And this is precisely why acknowledging and affirming the differences -- "discriminating" -- between Western religions and Islamic religio-political ideology is so important. Alas, it is also unthinkable for the average post-modern, multicultural Westerner. Rather than reject the symbols of imperial Islam, he capitulates, further stripping his civilization of its own identity, further enabling the Islamization process. In full, Diana West in Right Wing News.

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