Saturday, April 24, 2010

Good Luck BN

Good Luck BN


Good Luck BN

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 09:22 AM PDT

I hope BN wins..its a bit of a yoyo at the moment..some say BN will win some say BN will lose.

We may be on different political platforms.
Nevertheless, whichever party that wins tomorrow must carry out their fiery promises to the rakyat of Hulu Selangor.

We mustn't just rest on our laurels and turun padang ikut suka hati.
The winning party much keep its election promises and really serve the HS voters!

So good luck to all the voters..hope you will vote wisely and carefully.
Vote for the candidate who will be sincerely humbled enough to listen to the rakyat's grouses and problems.
Vote for the candidate who will attend to you and not that who'll scare you away!
Vote for the candidate whom you think can do loads for the rakyat.
Vote for the candidate who looks scared of you all..senang nak suruh buat kerja nanti!

Do not waste your precious vote.
For every vote counts!

May tomorrow's election results bring a better and brighter future for the folks of the parliamentary seat of Hulu Selangor..InsyaAllah.


The dead can wait. Why? Doctors on standby for arrival of 'HELL' Minister!!

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 08:51 AM PDT

I bet many have missed this news published in The Sun on Wednesday, 21 April, 2010.



Hooked on Facebook, users even message mid-sex

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 08:17 AM PDT

NEW YORK, March 23 — A new study reveals that increasing numbers of social network users check their Facebook and Twitter accounts in the middle of the night when they can't sleep. Some social networkers even revealed that they would look at messages while having sex.
The study, conducted on March 16 by consumer electronics site Retrevo, found that 30 per cent of Twitter and Facebook users would check their accounts any time they woke up during the night.
Forty-seven per cent of people in the study said they check their social network sometimes during the night. Fifty-three per cent raced to look at what had happened on their social network as soon as they woke up.
People under the age of 25 were more likely to lose sleep keeping an eye on their friends' posts during the night.
iPhone users and the under 25s were also much more likely to check their social networks in the morning to find out what was happening in the world — replacing morning TV shows like Good Morning America with social media "news," said the study.
When it came to using social networks during the day, more than 40 per cent of respondents said they didn't mind being interrupted by a message from their social network.
Seven per cent even said they would read a message during sex.
A September 2009 study conducted by Crowd Science on people's social networking habits showed that Twitter and Facebook users were so integrated with their online social networks that many of them checked their accounts when they were in the toilet, while driving a car or even during a religious service.
Retrevo's Gadgetology Report was based on the responses of more than 1000 people located in the US. — AFP/Relaxnews
(Source: The Malaysian Insider)

Alternatively, go to Retrevo for the full report entitled 'Is Social Media a New Addiction?'
To a question posed in the study - 'Can you be interrupted for an important message at any time?', 40% of respondents said they didn't mind being interrupted for a message with32% saying a meal was not off limits while 7% said they'd even check out a message during an intimate moment.



Stephen Tong's Evangelistic Rally In Sibu (唐崇栄萬人佈道會) - Part 11

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 08:05 AM PDT


Be thankful to our almighty God for getting ready Sibu Town Square for use as venue for Stephen Tong's Evangelistic Rally In Sibu.

Pray with urgency to loving God to make use of the town square to the fullest, cleanse the ground with His blood, guard the whole surroundings with angels and heavenly armies, and set the open ground free of commotions and accidental happenings.
The photo shows Wisma Sanyan which is adjacent to Sibu Town Square.



Kempen Hari Terakhir : Zaid Di Depan

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 07:50 AM PDT

Kempen pilihan raya kecil Hulu Selangor terpaksa melabuhkan tirainya tepat jam 12 tengah malam ini.

Apapun, yang pasti pertembungan antara Datuk Zaid Ibrahim yang mewakili PKR dan P Kamalanathan dari BN esok dijangka sengit.

Sehingga saat ini, kedua-dua parti menggunakan tempoh kurang daripada 10 jam berkempen untuk menggerakkan jentera masing-masing hingga ke saat terakhir dalam misi menawan hati pengundi, apabilah pengundian bermula jam 8 pagi esok.

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak serta timbalannya, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin terus mengetuai jentera BN menggempur kawasan-kawasan yang dipercayai kubu pembangkang.

Manakala Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, serta pemimpin lain bertungkus lumus cuba mempertahankan kerusi yang dimenanginya pada pilihan raya umum 2008 dengan majoriti tipis, 198 undi datipada jatuh ke tangan BN.

Mursyidul Am PAS yang jelas uzur dan terpaksa bertongkat juga sedang berkempen dan bertemu pengundi di Hulu Selangor.

Lim Kit Siang dan Nik Aziz bertungkus memainkan peranan untuk tawan hati pengundi.

Jika semalam Ilham Centre dalam kaji selidiknya mendakwa kemenangan akan memihak kepada Barisan Nasional, kajian sebuah lagi pertubuhan bebas menunjukkan pengundi Hulu Selangor mula mendekati Pakatan Rakyat.

Kajian Zentrum Future Studies Malaysia, mengenai Analisis Kajian Mikro Persepsi Kepercayaan Politik menunjukkan Pakatan Rakyat yang diwakili PKR berada di hadapan dengan sokongan 51.7 peratus berbanding 48.3 peratus yang diperolehi Barisan Nasional.

Perbezaan tipis 3.4 peratus itu masih membimbangkan kedua-dua Pakatan dan BN apabila menuju penghujung kempen yang mungkin akan pengaruhi bagaimana pengundi membuat keputusan esok.

Keputusan kajian yang diperolehi sebelum tengah malam semalam menunjukkan BN memperolehi 51.4 peratus sokongan manakala Pakatan pula mendapat sokongan 48.6 peratus pengundi.

Ia akan menjadi menarik bagaimana keputusan malam terakhir hari ini sebelum pembuangan undi samada dapat memberi gambaran jelas siapa mendahului.

Zentrum yang diketuai pengasas dan presidennya Abu Hassan Hasbullah, dari Universiti Malaya mengumpulkan data secara harian kerana ia merasakan perubahan tertentu boleh mempengaruhi sentimen pengundi.

Menurutnya sokongan kecil memihak kepada Pakatan atas alasan komunikasi dan peranan media baru, di samping kain rentang, poster dan ceramah yang kini dikatan memberi kesan.

Zentrum berharap kajian ini boleh dijadikan rujukan untuk menentukan corak pengundian pada masa depan.

Pemuda sokong Pakatan

Kajian Zentrum menunjukkan 61 peratus masyarakat Melayu memilih BN manakala sokongan kaum India adalah sebanyak 54 peratus.

Namun sokongan kaum Cina kepada PKR berada pada tahap yang tinggi, iaitu 78 peratus.

Golongan lelaki pula dilihat sebagai penyokong kuatan Pakatan dengan 58 peratus manakala wanita (69 peratus) menyokong BN.

Apa yang lebih menarik ialah kajian menunjukkan 37 peratus wanita Melayu masih belum membuat keputusan sejak semalam berbanding wanita India dan Cina yang kebanyakkan mereka telah membuat keputusan.

Turut mencuri tumpuan ialah kajian mendapati 57 peratus golongan muda iaitu responden yang berusia antara 21 hingga 30 tahun menyokong pembangkang manakala 58 peratus daripada golongan mereka yang berumur 31 hingga 40 juga menyokong calon PKR.

Manakala golongan tua dan warga emas seperti mereka berumur yang 40 hingga 59 serta golongan berumur 60 ke atas adalah penyokong kuat BN.

Peranan media baru

Kajian Zentrum juga menunjukkan 72 peratus penduduk kawasan bandar bergantung pada media baru. Manakala kajian juga menunjukkan media baru berjaya menembus 42 peratus ke kawasan pendalaman.

Beberapa faktor mempengaruhi corak mengundi setelah tempoh berakhir kempen hampir tamat iaitu:

• pengaruh dan kehadiran pemimpin berpengaruh,
• pengaruh media baru dan tradisional,
• pengaruh atmosfera demokrasi seperti ugutan kepada kakitangan awam, masyarakat dan keluarga serta,
• pengaruh budaya dalam isu agama.

Kajian juga menunjukkan faktor yang akan menentukan kemenangan seseorang calon bergantung pada faktor pengundi yang akan keluar mengundi. Ia mengambil kira faktor umur dan jantina mereka.

Sementara itu, semakan dengan Zentrum Future Studies Malaysia, mendapati Pakatan terus mendahului BN apabila mereka tiba di penghujung kempen.

Berikut statistik yang diberikan.

10:00 pagi - BN 47.6% PR 52.4%

11:00 pagi - BN 49.4% PR 50.6%

12:00 tengah hari - BN 50.2% PR 49.8%

1:00 petang- BN 49.3% PR 50.7%

2:00 petang - BN 47.2% PR 52.8% -laporan malaysiakini


Pungutan suara: Zaid dahului calon BN, 12 peratus tak pasti

HULU SELANGOR, 24 April — Selepas kempen lapan hari, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim dilihat mempunyai peluang yang cerah untuk mengekalkan kerusi Hulu Selangor yang dimenangi Pakatan Rakyat dua tahun lalu.

Pungutan suara kendalian The Malaysian Insider di Hulu Selangor menunjukkan Zaid berada di depan dengan 49 peratus sokongan berbanding lawannya P. Kamalanathan dari Barisan Nasional (BN).

Populariti Kamalanathan di kalangan pengundi adalah dalam lingkungan 40 peratus.

Kira-kira 11 peratus pengundi kelihatan masih belum membuat keputusan dengan menjawab soalan "tidak pasti."

Kadar populariti itu diperoleh apabila responden ditanya siapakah calon pilihan mereka apabila keluar mengundi pada pilihan raya kecil kerusi Parlimen Hulu Selangor esok.

Hasil tinjauan The Malaysian Insider juga mendapati di kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Batang Kali, Zaid memperoleh 70 peratus undi sementara Kamalanathan pula 30 peratus.

Di DUN Kuala Kubu Baru, Zaid memperoleh 45 peratus sementara Kamalanathan pula 30 peratus sementara 25 peratus lagi masih belum membuat keputusan.

Sementara di Hulu Bernam pula, pengundi memilih Kamalanathan dengan 55 peratus undi manakala Zaid 35 undi dan selebihnya masih belum membuat keputusan.

The Malaysian Insider mendapati pengundi Cina (14 peratus) dan India (12 peratus) cenderung untuk memilih Zaid berbanding pengundi Melayu (23 peratus).

Sementara itu, Kamalanathan lebih digemari pengundi Melayu apabila 27 peratus memilih beliau untuk memenangi pilihan raya ini sementara pengundi Cina sebanyak lima peratus dan pengundi India sebanyak lapan peratus.

Kawasan Parlimen Hulu Selangor itu mempunyai 64,500 pengundi dengan terdiri daripada DUN Hulu Bernam, Kuala Kubu Baru dan Batang Kali.

Tinjauan dilakukan hari ini ketika pemimpin-pemimpin kanan BN dan Pakatan Rakyat termasuk Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Ketua Umum Pakatan Rakyat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan Mursyidul Am PAS Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat berkerja keras menemui pengundi awal pagi ini sehingga tengah malam ini.

Daripada sejumlah pengundi yang ditemui di kesemua kerusi DUN dalam Parlimen Hulu Selangor membabitkan komposisi kaum, seramai 85 peratus pernah mengundi pada pilihan raya umum 2008.

Seratus peratus responden berkata mereka akan keluar mengundi esok.

Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya menjangkakan peratusan keluar mengundi 80 peratus.

Ini pilihan raya kecil pertama di Selangor sejak MaC 2008.

The Malaysian Insider menjalankan kajian rawak ini ketika muncul pelbagai pandangan bahawa BN dan Pakatan Rakyat masing-masing akan menang.

Ada yang meletakkan 52 peratus untuk BN dan ada juga meletakkan 53 peratus untuk calon Pakatan Rakyat.

Ketika ditanya secara individu mengapa mereka sesebuah parti dan calon, pengundi di DUN Batang Kali Rosli Nawawi, 58, berkata: "Saya sebenarnya tidak kisah untuk pilih siapa yang penting calon itu adalah orang Melayu."

"Jadi sekarang saya akan memberikan sokongan kepada PKR kerana selain faktor calon itu Melayu saya lihat beliau mempunyai potensi untuk menjadi wakil rakyat yang berwibawa," katanya.

Seorang lagi calon, Shamsuddin Salleh, 70 pula memberitahu, "saya lihat Kamalanathan mempunyai aura yang begitu tinggi sekali kerana beliau seorang anak muda yang bersemangat."

"Beliau juga seorang yang berpendidikan tinggi serta berkebolehan bercakap dengan baik dalam bahasa Melayu.

"Tidak salah sekiranya beliau diberikan satu peluang untuk membuktikan bahawa beliau mampu membawa perubahan kepada Hulu Selangor," katanya.

Selvan Nagapan, 35, juga dari Batang Kali berkata, "sudah tentu saya akan memberikan sokongan kepada PKR kerana parti itu telah banyak membantu pengundi-pengundi di sini."

"Walaupun baru dua tahun memerintah tetapi mereka telah membuktikan bahawa mereka juga mampu memberikan yang terbaik kepada rakyat," katanya.

Pengundi Parabha Hoiti, 60, juga dari Batang Kali pula memberitahu, sebelum ini dia memang sokong BN tapi kini saya akan menyokong PKR pula kerana mereka lebih peka dengan masalah rakyat berbanding BN."

Dalam pada itu, pengundi di DUN Kuala Kubu Baru, Lechuman Mariapan, 50, yang akan mengundi kali ketiga berkata, "bagi saya sebagai rakyat sudah menjadi kewajiban untuk mengundi bagi memilih calon yang akan mewakili rakyat.

"Oleh itu, saya memberikan sokongan PKR kerana sepanjang dua tahun memerintah Selangor banyak perubahan telah dilakukan.

"Jadi apa salahnya sekiranya memberikan satu lagi peluang kepada mereka," katanya.

Ahchoon, 48, juga dari kawasan yang sama memberitahu, "dulu saya sokong BN tapi kini PKR kerana yakin dengan kepimpinan PKR yang dapat menyelesaikan masalah rakyat selain membawa perubahan besar."

Ganesan Muhisamy, 54, berpendapat, "sepanjang dua tahun memerintah Selangor, PKR telah banyak membantu masalah rakyat selain banyak perubahan dilakukan."

"Saya melihat calon PKR adalah seorang individu yang boleh buat kerja selain peka dengan masalah rakyat," katanya.

Pun begitu, Wong Swee Choy, 48, mempunyai pandangan yang berlainan.

"Saya berfikiran ringkas, saya pilih pemimpin yang dapat member bantuan kepada kita.

"Dulu saya ahli PKR, tetapi disebabkan saya tidak diberi layanan yang baik ke atas usaha yang saya sumbangkan, saya keluarlah parti.

"Sekarang, saya sokong BN sebab saya terima bantuan mereka dan mereka memberi elaun bulanan kepada saya," katanya.

Salah seorang pengundi di Hulu Bernam, Abdullah Mahmud, 73, berkata, "saya sudah lama sokong BN dan sudah pasti akan mengundi untuk mereka esok."

"Lagipun calon yang dipilih memang bagus dan juga berpendidikan tinggi," katanya.

Rosnani Sarip, 38, memberitahu, "sejak dulu saya memang sokong BN kerana mereka telah lakukan banyak perubahan kepada rakyat dan negara.

"PKR masih baru dan saya lihat mereka tidak berkemampuan untuk memimpin negara berbanding BN," katanya.

Seorang pengundi muda, Nurul Salwa Ibrahim, 28, akan memberi peluang kepada PKR untuk membuktikan bahawa mereka mampu membawa satu perubahan yang besar kepada rakyat.

"Selain itu, sejak memerintah dua tahun lalu PKR telah melakukan banyak perkara untuk rakyat," katanya. - TMI


Ulasan GB

Demikian, ceteris paribus, dengan andaian faktor-faktor lain tak berubah seperti SPR, PDRM dan lain-lain.

Masalah utama di dalam pilihanraya di negara ini ialah faktor-faktor seperti SPR yang teramat senget kepada BN (Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, Timbalan Pengerusi SPR perlu diajar dan heret ke muka pengadilan, mastermind pindah-memindahkan pengundi) dan PDRM yng hanya mencari salah Pakatan Rakyat tetapi menutup mata terhadap kesalahan-kesalahan BN.

Whatever it is, setiap yang jahat, khianat dan tidak beretika yang dilakukan oleh agensi-agensi berkenaan tidak mampu untuk melawan kuasa Allah s.w.t. dan gelombang kebangkitan rakyat. Justeru terus doakan kemenangan Pakatan Rakyat.


TWO HANDS! Women and men do different things with their hands! 8DD

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 07:29 AM PDT



My name is (Abdul) Rahman

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 07:17 AM PDT

Bismillah; 3K

Surah Rahman – Beautiful and Heart trembling Quran recitation by Syed Sadaqat Ali

Ar-Rahman = The All-Compassionate

The Most Gracious has imparted this Qur'an unto man.
He has created man: He has imparted unto him articulate thought and speech.
At His behest the sun and the moon run their appointed courses; before Him prostrate themselves the stars and the trees.
And the skies has He raised high, and has devised for all things a measure, so that you too, O men, might never transgress the measure of what is right: weight, therefore, your deeds with equity, and cut not the measure short!
and the earth has He spread out for all living beings, with fruit thereon, and palm trees with sheathed clusters of dates, and grain growing tall on its stalks, and sweet-smelling plants.
Which, then, of your Sustainer's powers can you disavow?

Ar-Rahman 55:1-13, tr. Asad

My name is (Abdul) Rahman !

For non Muslims, Rahman is one of the 99 names of Allah.

So the Muslims who choose to take one the 99 names of Allah must put Abdul in front, meaning servant of Allah. So it is inappropriate to cal me Rahman or Dr. Rahman. We need to call Abdul Rahman or at least A. Rahman may be acceptable.

(From Wikipedia) The 99 Names of Allah, also known as The 99 Most Beautiful Names of God (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى‎ ʾasmāʾ allāh al-Ḥusnā), are the names of God (specifically, attributes) by which Muslims regard God and which are traditionally maintained as described in the Qur'ān, and Sunnah, amongst other places.[1] There is, according to hadith, a special group of 99 names but no enumeration of them. Thus the exact list is not agreed upon, and the names of God (as adjectives, word constructs, or otherwise) exceed 99 in the Qur'ān and Sunnah. Some of the names of God have been hidden from mankind, therefore there are not only 99 names of God but there are more.

Below is the list of the 99 Names of God according al-Walid ibn Muslim.

#↓ Arabic↓ Transliteration↓ Translation (can vary based on context)↓ Qur'anic usage↓
1 الرحمن Ar-Rahmān The Compassionate, The Beneficent, The Gracious Beginning of every chapter except one, and in numerous other places. Name frequently used in Surah 55, Ar-Rahman.

Personal names  (from Wiki)

According to Islamic tradition, a Muslim may not be given any of the 99 names of God in the exact same form. For example, nobody may be named al-Malik (The King), but may be named Malik (King). This is because of the belief that God is almighty, and no human being is the equivalent of God, and no human being will ever be the equivalent of God. Muslims are allowed to use the 99 names of Allah for themselves but should not put 'Al' at the front of them.

However the names/attributes of God can be combined with the word "'Abd -" which means "servant/slave" (of God) and are commonly used as personal names among Muslims. For example 'Abd ar-Raḥmān ("Servant of the Most Compassionate/the Beneficent"). The two parts of the name may be written separately (as above) or combined as one transliterated name; in such a case, the vowel transcribed after 'Abd is often written as u when the two words are transcribed as one: e.g., Abdurrahman, Abdul'aziz, "Abdul-Jabbar", or even Abdullah ("Servant of God"). (This has to do with Arabic case vowels, the final u vowel showing the normal "quote" nominative/vocative case form: 'abdu.)

Malaysia's three important posts were first occupied by THREE (Abd) RAHMANS

List of Yang di-Pertuan Agong (from Wiki)

The following Rulers have served as Yang di-Pertuan Agong:

No. Name State Reign Birth Death
1 Tuanku Abdul Rahman Negeri Sembilan 31 August 1957 – 1 April 1960 24 August 1895 1 April 1960

Abdul Rahman of Negeri Sembilan from Wikipedia

File:Tuanku Abdul Rahman.jpg
Colonel
Paduka Sri Sir Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Almarhum Tuanku Muhammad, GCMG (24 August 1895 – 1 April 1960) was the first Supreme Head of State (Yang di-Pertuan Agong) of the Federation of Malaya, eighth Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Seri Menanti and second Yang di-Pertuan Besar of modern Negeri Sembilan.

(From Wikipedia)

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Halim Shah, AC, CH (February 8, 1903 – December 6, 1990) was known as "Tunku" (a princely title in Malaysia), (Jawi: تنكو ابدل رهمان ڤوترا ال-هج يبنيالمرهم سلتان ابدل همد هليم شه) and also called Bapa Kemerdekaan (Father of Independence) or Bapa Malaysia (Father of Malaysia), was Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya from 1955, and the country's first Prime Minister from independence in 1957. He remained as the Prime Minister after Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore joined the federation in 1963 to form Malaysia.

 

 

List of the President of the Senate -

The FIRST PRESIDENT 

YB Dato' Haji Abdul Rahman
b. Mohamed Yassin

'Rahman prophecy'

(Tunku Abdul) Rahman

Abdul Razak

Hussein Onn

Mahathir Mohamad

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Najib Tun Razak

(Yang Amat Berhormat ) Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak completes the 'Rahman prophecy'

# Term Name Picture Took Office Left Office Party
01 01 Abdul Rahman Tunku abd rahman.jpg 31 August 1957 19 August 1959 UMNO-AP—BN
02 19 August 1959 10 May 1969
03 10 May 1969 22 September 1970
02 Abdul Razak TunAbdulRazak.jpg 22 September 1970 24 August 1974 UMNO—BN
04 24 August 1974 14 January 1976
03 Hussein Onn Tun Hussein Onn.jpg 14 January 1976 8 July 1978 UMNO—BN
05 8 July 1978 16 July 1981
04 Mahathir Mohamad Mahathir 2007.jpg 16 July 1981 10 May 1982 UMNO—BN
06 10 May 1982 3 August 1986
07 3 August 1986 October 1990
08 October 1990 24 April 1995
09 24 April 1995 29 November 1999
10 29 November 1999 31 October 2003
05 Tun Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi
 

31 October 2003 21 March 2004 UMNO—BN
11 21 March 2004 8 March 2008
12 8 March 2008 3 April 2009
 06 Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak Dato Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak.JPG 3 April 2009 Incumbent UMNO—BN

 

A.R. RAHMAN or Allah Rakha Rahman (Tamil: ஏ.ஆர்.ரகுமான்; born 6 January 1966 as A. S. Dileep Kumar) is an Indian film composer, record producer, musician and singer. His film scoring career began in the early 1990s. He has won fourteen Filmfare Awards, four National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, and two Academy Awards.[1][2]

Working in India's various film industries, international cinema and theatre, by 2004, Rahman, in a career spanning over a decade, had sold more than 150 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide,[3][4] and sold over 200 million cassettes,[5] making him one of the world's all-time top selling recording artists.

Time magazine has referred to him as the "Mozart of Madras" and several Tamil commentators have coined him the nickname Isai Puyal (Tamil: இசைப் புயல்; English: Music Storm).[6] In 2009, the magazine placed Rahman in the Time 100 list of 'World's Most Influential People'.

'Abd ar-Rahman (name) from Wikipedia

'Abd ar-Rahman (Arabic: عبدالرحمن) is a theophoric Arabic name that means "servant of the Most Merciful", al-Rahman being one of the 99 names of God. The name is also transliterated as Abdul Rahman, Abd-al-Rahman, Abdul-Rahman, Abd al-Rahman, Abdelrahman, Abidur Rahman, Abdurrahman, Abdurahman and others.But the actual person by this name lived in Islam and escaped from the Abbassids attack and fled to start a new muslim society.

People

Notable people named 'Abdulrahman Arid include:

People with the patronymic 'Abd ar-Rahman include:

See also

  • Abd-ar-rahman (disambiguation)
  • Abdul Rahman (disambiguation)
  • Abdurahman (disambiguation)
  • Rahman (name)

I will update with Burmese Muslim Abd RAHMANS

First Burmese Medical Doctor and Author who translated 1001 Arabian Nights into Burmese.

Rahman Khan @ Nga Yaman Kan. Who was the friend of First Burmese Empire's second king Saw Lu. Rahman Khan beat Saw Lu in the Chess Game and also in the battle field.

စာေရးသူ ဦးဖိုးသာဇံေခၚ ရႇိတ္ခ္အဗဒူရာမန္

ပသီပံုျပင္၀တၴဳႀကီးစာအုပ္ကို ေရးသားျပဳစုခဲ့သူမႇာ ဦးဖိုးသာဇံေခၚ ရႇိတ္ခ္အဗဒူရာမန္ျဖစ္သည္။ ဦးဖိုး သာဇံကို ၁ ဇန္န၀ါရီ ၁၈၇၀ တြင္ ေဒါက္တာ ရာဟင္ေကာက္ႏႇင့္ေဒၚ သက္တို့က ဖြားျမင္ခဲ့သည္။ ဖခင္မႇာ အဂၤလိပ္- ျမန္မာပထမစစ္ပြဲျဖစ္ပြား စဥ္က အဂၤလိပ္စစ္တပ္ႏႇင့္အတူ အိႏိၵယမႇလိုက္ပါလာခဲ့သူျဖစ္သည္။ရာဟင္ေကာက္သည္သရက္ၿမိဳ႕ဇာတိ ေဒၚသက္ႏႇင့္ အေၾကာင္းပါခဲ့ရာမႇ ဖိုး သာဇံကို ဖြားျမင္ခဲ့ျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ ဖိုး သာဇံ၁၄ႏႇစ္သားအရြယ္၁၈၈၄ ခုႏႇစ္ တြင္ ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕ဟိုက္စကူးေက်ာင္း မႇခုနစ္တန္း ေအာင္ျမင္ၿပီး မဒရပ္ၿမိဳ႕ သို့ သြားေရာက္ကာ ေဆးပညာသင္ ယူခဲ့၏။

 

မဒရပ္ေဆးေက်ာင္းတြင္ ေလး ႏႇစ္ပညာသင္ၿပီးေနာက္ ၁၈၈၉ ခုႏႇစ္ ဇူလိုင္လတြင္ ေဆး႐ံုုလက္ေထာက္ ျဖစ္လာပါသည္။ ထုိ့ေနာက္ ထိုင္း နယ္စပ္ေကာ္မရႇင္တြင္ အထူးတာ၀န္ ေပးအပ္ျခင္းခံခဲ့ရ၏။ ဦးဖိုးသာဇံ သည္ အိႏိၵယဒီဂရီရရႇိ႐ံုမ်ျဖင့္ ေရာင့္ရဲ တင္းတိမ္မႈ မရႇိသျဖင့္အလုပ္မႇထြက္ ၿပီး အဂၤလန္သို့ဆက္သြားသည္။ ထို ၌ ၀င္ခြင့္စာေမးပြဲ၊ အက္ဖ္ေအစာေမး ပြဲမ်ား ေျဖဆိုေအာင္ျမင္ၿပီး အဂၤလန္ ႏိုင္ငံေဆးသိပံၸမႇ ေဆးပညာဘြဲ႕ရရႇိခဲ့ သည္။

ဘိလပ္ျပန္

ဦးဖိုးသာဇံသည္ အဂၤလန္မႇ ဆရာ၀န္ဘြဲ႕ ရရႇိခဲ့ၿပီးေနာက္ ၁၉၀၅ ခုႏႇစ္တြင္ ရန္ကုန္ေဆး႐ံုႀကီး၌ လက္ ေထာက္ဆရာ၀န္ ျဖစ္လာခဲ့သည္။ထို့ေနာက္ ယင္းႏႇစ္ဧၿပီလတြင္ ခ႐ိုင္ ဆရာ၀န္ႀကီးျဖစ္လာကာ သံုးခြ၊ ရမည္းသင္း၊ ဖ်ာပံု၊ ကသာႏႇင့္ေအာက္ ခ်င္းတြင္းခ႐ိုင္မ်ား၌ တာ၀န္ထမ္း ေဆာင္ခဲ့သည္။ ၁၉၀၇ ခုႏႇစ္တြင္ ဟံသာ၀တီခ႐ိုင္၌ ေက်ာက္ႀကီးေရာဂါ တိုက္ဖ်က္ေရးအတြက္ တာ၀န္ယူခဲ့ ရသည္။ ထုိ့ျပင္ ပလိပ္ေရာဂါကာ ကြယ္ေရးတာ၀န္ကိုလည္းယူခဲ့ရသည္။ ဦးဖိုးသာဇံကို အဂၤလန္ႏိုင္ငံတြင္ ေဆးပညာ သင္ယူခဲ့သူမ်ားအနက္ ပထမဆုံးျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း အဆိုရႇိၾက၏။ L.R.C.P, L.R.C.S (Edin) L.F.P.S (Glass) ဘြဲ့ရ အေနာက္တုိင္းေဆး ပညာရႇင္ဦးဖုိးသာဇံသည္ ျမန္မာလူ မ်ဳိးမ်ားထဲတြင္ ပထမဆုံးခ႐ိုင္ဆရာ ၀န္ႀကီးအျဖစ္ ခန့္အပ္ခံရသူလည္း ျဖစ္၏။

စာေပ၀ါသနာ

ဦးဖိုးသာဇံသည္ အဂၤလန္ျပန္ အစၥလာမ္ဘာသာ၀င္ ဆရာ၀န္ႀကီး တစ္ဦးျဖစ္ေသာ္လည္း ျမန္မာစာ၊ ျမန္မာမႈမ်ားကို ခံုမင္ႏႇစ္သက္၏။ျမန္မာရာဇ၀င္က်မ္းမ်ားကို ေလ့လာ သည့္နည္းတူ ကိုးခန္းပ်ဳိ႕ကဲ့သို့ေသာ ပ်ဳိ႕ကဗ်ာမ်ား၊ နန္းတြင္းဇာတ္ေတာ္ ႀကီးမ်ားကိုလည္း အထူးဂ႐ုျပဳဖတ္႐ႈ ေလ့လာ၏။ သို့ေၾကာင့္လည္း သူ၏ ပသီပံုျပင္ဘာသာျပန္စာအုပ္၌ ပါဠိ စာေပကို ျမန္မာျပန္သည့္ေရးဟန္ မ်ဳိးေတြ႕ရႇိရျခင္းျဖစ္သည္။ ဆီေလ်ာ္ ရာရာျမန္မာမႈမ်ားကို ထည့္သြင္းေရး ဖြဲ႕တတ္ျခင္းမႇာလည္း စိတ္၀င္စား ဖြယ္ေကာင္းေၾကာင္း ဆရာႀကီး ေဒါက္တာခင္ေအး(ေမာင္ခင္မင္-ဓႏုျဖဴ)က ဆိုပါသည္။

 

'အလီဘာဘာႏႇင့္ဓါးျပႀကီး ေလးက်ိပ္'ဇာတ္လမ္းကို ျပန္ဆိုေရး သားရာတြင္ 'ေရႇးလြန္ေလၿပီးေသာ အခါျပအိုး၊ တန္ေဆာင္း၊ က်ဳံးေျမာင္း ပစၥင္၊ ရင္တားတံခါးတု႐ိုဏ္စေသာ ၿမိဳ႕၏ က်က္သေရ လူေနထိုင္ ေစ်း ဆိုင္ကနားလမ္းမမ်ားတို့ျဖင့္တင့္ တယ္ေလ်ာက္ပတ္ေသာ ပိရ္သ်ျပည္ ႀကီးတြင္'ဟူ၍ သံုးႏႈန္းထားပံုမႇာ ေရႇး ျမန္မာဇာတ္ေတာ္ႀကီးမ်ား ေရးဖြဲ႕ပံု ကို အတုယူထားဟန္ရႇိေပသည္။ထို႕ျပင္'အာလာဒင္ႏႇင့္ဣစၧာသယ မႇန္အိမ္အေၾကာင္း'တြင္လည္း အာ လာဒင္၏ဖခင္က အာလာဒင္အား ဆံုးမဟန္ကို 'မိဘ၌ႂကြယ္၀ခ်မ္းသာ ၍ေရႊအိမ္ဘံုျမင့္ခုနစ္ဆင့္၌ထားျငား ေသာ္လည္းျပာသာဒ္ဖ်ား၌ နားေသာ က်ီးကဲ့သို့ ထုိထိုပစၥည္းဥစၥာတို့ကို ေဆာင္ရြက္ စားသံုးျခင္းမျပဳႏိုင္ေပ' ဟု ေရးဖြဲ႕ထားခဲ့သည္။

 

ဦးဖိုးသာဇံ၏ ဖခင္က သား အားဆံုးမခန္းမႇာ ရႇင္မဟာရဌသာရ ၏ကိုးခန္းပ်ဳိ႕လာဟထၲိပါလသတို့ သားအားဆိုဆံုးမခန္းပါ 'မစိုးမရိမ္၊ နတ္စည္းစိမ္သို့၊ ေရႊအိမ္ဘံုျမင့္၊ ခုနစ္ဆင့္ထက္၊ ေနလင့္ကစား၊ ျပာ သာဒ္ဖ်ား၀ယ္၊ နားသည့္က်ီးမ်၊ ပမာက်လိမ့္'ဟူေသာစာပိုဒ္ကို စကား ေျပျဖင့္ ေရးဖြဲ႕ျခင္းျဖစ္ေပရာ ျမန္မာ စာေပကြၽမ္းက်င္ႏႇံ႕စပ္သူျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း ေဒါက္တာခင္ေအးက ဆိုပါသည္။

ဘ၀နိဂံုး
တစ္ေထာင့္တစ္ညပံုျပင္မ်ား ကို ျမန္မာမႈျပဳခဲ့သူဦးဖိုးသာဇံေခၚ ေဒါက္တာအက္စ္ေအရာမန္သည္ ၂၉ ဇူလိုင္၁၉၁၆တြင္ေမၿမိဳ႕(ျပင္ဦးလြင္) ၌ ကြယ္လြန္သြားပါသည္။ ၁-၈-၁၉၁၆ရက္စြဲပါ ရန္ကုန္ေဂဇက္ သတင္းစာတြင္ 'ေဒါက္တာရာမန္ ကြယ္လြန္ အနိစၥေရာက္ျခင္းေၾကာင့္ ျမန္မာျပည္သူအေပါင္းမႇာလည္း တတ္ကြၽမ္းေသာသမားေတာ္ေကာင္း တစ္ေယာက္ႏႇင့္တာ၀န္သိသိဇြဲရႇိရႇိ ေဆာင္ရြက္တတ္ေသာပုဂၢိဳလ္တစ္ဦး ဆံုးရံႈးၾကရေလသည္' ဟူ၍ေရးသား ေဖၚျပခဲ့သည္။ ဦးဖိုးသာဇံသည္ သရက္ၿမိဳ႕၀န္သမီးေဒၚယုႏႇင့္စံုဖက္ကာ သား၊သမီးေလးဦးဖြားျမင္ခဲ့ရာ သား အႀကီးဆံုး ဦးဘတင္မႇာ ေနာင္႐ုပ္ရႇင္ ျပဇာတ္ႏႇင့္ျမန္မာစာ၊ ျမန္မာမႈတို့ ၌ ထင္ရႇားေက်ာ္ၾကားသည့္ ဒဂုန္ ဦးဘတင္ျဖစ္လာပါသည္။

RAMA Shrine was just at he back of our house. (Yama Nat Sin Win)



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10 things we didn't know last week - BBC Magazine Monitor www.bbc.co.uk

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 07:02 AM PDT

Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.
1. In America, 30% of teenagers send more than 100 texts a day.
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2. Gaza has a surf club.
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3. Migalki is a type of siren which allows some Russian officials and business to bypass regulations so they can get through traffic jams.
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4.US President Barack Obama has played golf 32 times since taking office, beating George W Bush's record.
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5. Male long tailed slugs make "love darts" from calcium minerals and use them to inject hormones into females.
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6. Babies born in autumn or winter are more likely to develop a food allergy than those born in spring or summer.
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7. In the 13th century, the Chinese used covered sewage tanks to generate power.
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8.2 metre-long sea-scorpions used to roam the coast of North East Fife
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9.US President George Washington failed to return a library book. It's now racked up a $300,000 fine.
10. Children who address important issues with their fathers are less likely to smoke.



BN will win with Najib's giveaways: Anything less than a 3,000-vote majority is a slap in the face for BN

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 06:57 AM PDT

Just read 'With Najib's giveaways, BN must win big at Hulu Selangor' at The Malaysian Insider.
RM51 million vs RM182,500!
How to fight lah!
BN sure win!



首相侮辱华小?

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 06:37 AM PDT

以下文章摘自当今大马。


若国阵胜利,董事局隔天可以上吉隆坡找他,但是如果国阵没有赢,那就不必 找他了.
- 纳吉


尽管公正党在乌雪选区多处张挂布条,公开挑战首相纳吉与该党实权领袖安华进行一场"王对王"的辩论会,但 是纳吉今日表态,他不会接受有关挑战。


纳吉表示,他比较喜欢会见选民,胜于考虑与安华辩论的挑战。


情愿与选民会面多过辩论


根据《马新社》报道,纳吉在出席叻思马来干榜的一项民众宴会时说,他不会理会有关的挑战,因为目前他最关注的就是保证人民的未来。


"哪里有要和安华在新古毛进行辩论?没有。我比较喜欢和您们见面,因为从中可以获得许多利益。"

"因此,我们不要理会反对党的所作所为,因为他们更关心政治多过人民的议程。"


出席有关活动的国 阵领袖包括首相署部长加米尔、国内贸易、合作社及消费事务部长依斯迈沙比里。


指类似辩论会对谁都无益


纳吉说,类似这样的辩论对各界包括人民都无益,而人民也不 应该被扯入反对党的政治阴谋中。

"对我来说,这种辩论没有方向也无法确认它的好处。我们有愿景、有政策及意愿。 我会继续改革工作。"


承诺国阵胜利隔天钱过账


另一方面,纳吉今午在叻思国民型华文小学出席另一项活动时也宣布,若国阵在乌雪胜出,他将批准300万令 吉拨款,作为已有80年历史的叻思华小的建校费用。


也是财政部长的纳吉说,他在聆听该校董事局的汇报后,获知该 校需要一笔建校费用,因而才发放上述拨款。


"当我听见校方长篇大论的解释后,我在此保证,政府将发放300万令 吉给这华小。"


他指出,此举也为明示雪州政府,勿取回该校校地;相反的,它必须继续属于该校董事局所有,以作为 回馈社会之用。


"若国阵明日获胜,身为财政部长的我,将出示拨款信,那300万令吉也将转入该校董事局户头,次 日(周一)能得到那笔拨款。"


他笑称,若国阵胜利,董事局隔天可以上吉隆坡找他,但是如果国阵没有赢,那就不必 找他了。


否认国阵曾忽视华社华教


纳吉也否认一小部分华社指责国阵忽视华社的需要,尤其是在教育方面的需要。他指出,单单在2008年,政府已发放1亿 4500万令吉作供华小做发展经费。


"政府已为华小做许多事。证据就是,我们已通过2008年的两个刺激经济配 套,发放1亿4500万令吉给华小。"


出席该活动的领袖包括马华总会长蔡细历、房屋与地方政府部长江作汉、教育 部副部长魏家祥及财政部副部长曹志雄。


What you should know about Facebook's changes - CNN.com - U like "Like" buttons to be all over the Internet?

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 06:15 AM PDT

San Francisco, California (CNN) -- Facebook announced some changes on Wednesday that are intended to make the Internet more social. Essentially, Facebook is stretching out into the rest of the Web.
But what do these new features actually mean for everyday people who use the Internet?
And when you see these Facebook-looking features popping up on other Web sites, how do you know what to do with them?
Here's a quick guide, based on a comments by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and CEO, and interviews with developers who create applications for the massively popular social-networking site:
"Like" buttons
Buttons with the word "like" and a thumbs-up icon on them are going to start popping up all over the Internet. By clicking one, you indicate that you find the content interesting, relevant or helpful. Basically, you would recommend it to a friend.
Before Wednesday, "like" buttons only were on Facebook. Now, they'll be all over the place, including on this site. When you click one, you post the item -- whether it's a blog post, photo or celebrity web page -- to your Facebook news feed.
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Najib Takut Untuk Hadir Debat.

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 05:59 AM PDT

Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak berkata, beliau lebih suka berjumpa rakyat daripada memikirkan mengenai cabaran berdebat dengan Ketua Pembangkang.

Najib berkata, beliau tidak mengambil kisah mengenai cabaran tersebut kerana apa yang perlu diutamakan ketika ini adalah memberi masa depan yang terjamin untuk rakyat.

"Mana ada dalam perancangan nak berdebat dengan Anwar Ibrahim di Kuala Kubu Baru. Tak ada. Saya lebih suka kalau dapat jumpa dengan anda kerana lebih banyak faedah yang diperolehi daripada berjumpa dengannya.

"Oleh itu kita jangan ambil kisah apa yang dilakukan pembangkang kerana mereka lebih mementingkan politik daripada memperjuangkan agenda rakyat," katanya ketika berucap pada majlis kenduri rakyat di Kampung Melayu Rasa di sini, hari ini.

Hadir sama Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob dan Anggota Dewan Undangan Negri (ADUN) Batang Kali Mohd Isa Abu Kasim.

Beberapa kain rentang dipasang di sekitar pekan Kuala Kubu Baru (KKB) yang mendakwa Perdana Menteri akan menyertai debat perdana dengan Anwar di stadium mini KKB pukul 9 malam ini.

Najib berkata, perdebatan seperti itu jelas tidak akan menguntungkan mana-mana pihak malah rakyat juga tidak seharusnya dilibatkan dalam permainan serta helah politik pembangkang yang tiada kesudahan.

"Tidak ada gunanya saya menyertai debat yang tidak bertujuan dan belum pasti apa faedahnya. Kita ada gagasan, kita ada dasar, kita ada kemahuan yang telah pun dibuat. Saya akan teruskan pembaharuan ini,"katanya. — Bernama


Debat Terbuka Sedia Menanti Kehadiran Najib Malam Ini

KUALA KUBU BAHARU 24 Apr - Debat Terbuka antara Ketua Umum KEADILAN dan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak bukan sahaja akan menjadi acara kemuncak kepada kempen selama lapan hari pilihan raya kecil Hulu Selangor, malah ia akan menjadi fokus seluruh negara dan media antarabangsa.

Debat malam ini juga akan menentukan hidup mati karier politik Najib sebagai Perdana Menteri dan juga Presiden Umno kata Naib Presiden KEADILAN, Azmin Ali.

Beliau menolak dakyah TV3 yang mengatakan perhimpunan di Stadium Mini KUala Kubu Baharu bermula pukul 8.30 malam ini adalah haram kerana tidak ada permit.

"Ingin saya nyatakan di sini pihak polis sudah pun mengeluarkan permit kepada kita untuk mengadakan perhimpunan ini, jadi dakwaan TV3 mengatakan perhimpunan ini haram dan orang ramai tak boleh datang semuanya adalah bohong.

"Kita akan sediakan dua rostrum, satu untuk Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan satu lagi untuk Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Saya harap Najib akan datang dengan penyokong-penyokongnya dan biarlah rakyat Hulu Selangor adili hujah samada Umno-Barisan Nasional mampu mempertahankan Apco dan hubungannya dengan Zionis-Israel.

"Kita mahu pastikan Umno dan BN ditalkinkan malam ini," kata Azmin semasa berucap di hadapan hampir 30,000 penyokong Pakatan Rakyat pada Pidato Perdana Pemuda Pakatan Rakyat di Sg Buaya malam tadi.

Kain rentang mengenai debat terbuka tersebut telah dipasang sekitar Hulu Selangor bagi menjemput rakyat kawasan Parlimen itu menyaksikan pertembungan dua pemimpin dari Pakatan Rakyat dan BN.

Walau bagaimanapun sehingga kini Najib atau BN tidak menjawab jemputan terbuka Pakatan Rakyat sama ada akan menyertai debat yang dianjurkan.


Ulasan GB

Dengan beralasan lebih suka temui rakyat dari berdebat dengan pembangkang jelas menunjukkan Najib masih bacul dan pengecut.

Berperwatakan hanya berani melempar batu sembunyi tangan masih mahu mengekalkan tradisi "temu rakyat tipu rakyat" daripada menjawab pelbagai tuduhan yang sehingga kini beliau berdiam diri mengenainya.

Pemimpin era baru adalah pemimpin yang berani berdepan dengan apa juga situasi, termasuk debat. Zaman ini adalah zaman pengetahuan, zaman teknologi maklumat, zaman digital, zaman gelombang kepimpinan dan pengurusan baru, bukan zaman batu, bukan zaman pemimpin syok sendiri, bukan zaman untuk pemimpin pengecut seperti Najib.

Obama yang dipuji melambung apabila Najib dapat bersua dengannya di Sidang Kemuncak Nuklear baru-bariu ini sepatutnya dicontohi Najib. Obama tidak gentar menghadiri debat dengan musuh politiknya di Amerika sewaktu berkempen untuk jawatan Presiden. Begitulah juga pemimpin-pemimpin besar dunia yang lain, seperti Ahmedinejad, Presiden Iran dan lain-lain.

Yang nyata, Najib menggunakan fulus.... untuk mengekalkan kuasanya. Membeli wakil rakyat, menaburkan habuan wang ringgit untuk mempastikan matlamatnya tercapai.

Tetapi jelas terbukti jiwa Najib kerdil dan pengecut - takut berdebat!


Canine groups to sue KTMB - Malaysian Insider

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 05:38 AM PDT

aNt's aNgle: The following is a report from The Malaysian Insider. I wish to point out that only part of my comments was published. The parts that were left out from my interview were the following:The KTMB dog issue was a heinous act and totally unacceptable.KTMB should take full responsibility for what happened and conduct a thorough investigation as to what really happened.If KTMB staff


Dr.Jacob George: Suapan Atau Imbuhan Kepada Pengundi Menyalahi Undang-Undang Antarabangsa

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 05:20 AM PDT

Sebarang bentuk imbuhan atau suapan kepada pengundi ketika Pilihan Raya berlangsung menyalahi undang-undang di peringkat antarabangsa, kata Presiden Persatuan Pengguna dan Shah Alam, Datuk Dr. Jacob George.

Beliau berkata gelagat parti tertentu yang menabur janji kepada rakyat seharusnya tidak diamal di negara ini bagi mengelakkan pengundi menjadi mangsa, lebih-lebih lagi dalam pilihan raya kecil.

Dua hari sebelum pengundian pilihan raya kecil Parlimen Hulu Selangor, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, kerajaan Umno Barisan Nasional menyampaikan pampasan kepada 363 peneroka felda sungai buaya selepas berbelas-belas tahun penantian.

Mereka menerima 50 ribu ringgit setiap peneroka dengan 1 ribu wang tunai disampaikan secara tunai, selain dijanjikan kemudahan persimpangan bertingkat tanpa member alasan munasabah mengapa penyelesaian ini tidak dibuat lebih awal.

"Bukan dalam persatuan pengguna sahaja tetapi ini adalah satu konvensyen dan udang-undang antarabangsa, undang-undang nasional mana-mana negara pun. Ini adalah berkaitan dengan ketelusan dan akauntabiliti pemerintahan kerajaan yang baik.

"Apabila kita ingin membantu sesuatu masyarakat, kita boleh lakukan pada bila-bila masa sahaja tetapi bila sesuatu dilakukan apabila ada satu pemilihan atau cabaran baru hendak berikan bantuan, itu boleh dianggap sebagai rasuah politik," katanya.

Dr Jacob mempersoal kesungguhan pemimpin membela rakyat sedangkan mereka selama ini tidak mengambil berat akan tanggungjawap sekian lama.

Beliau berasa malu jika suruhanjaya pilihan raya tidak mengambil tindakan terhadap mereka yang menabur janji.

Beliau juga mencadangkan semua persatuan pengguna dijadikan pemantau pilihan raya supaya gejala tabur janji ini tidak berleluasa.

"Ini memalukan kita dan memalukan profesional kita dan yang pakar dalam undang-undang dan jadi sebab ini kita perlu katakana yang kita perlu tukarkan fikiran di peringkat akar umbi dan kita perlu ada satu kesedaran baru iaitu jika kita hendak lakukan sesuatu untuk masyarakat kita, kita perlu buat sebelum ada pilihan-pilihan seperti ini," katanya.

Dalam pada itu, Ketua Angkatan Muda Keadilan Pusat, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin kesal kerana Najib lambat menyelesaikan masalah pampasan peneroka sungai buaya sebaliknya menunggu pilihan raya berlangsung.

Beliau kesal berikutan kerana baik SPR mahupun SPRM berdiam diri dan meminta pengundi menilai semula lambakan janji-janji manis yang ditabur pimpinan Umno BN yang belum dilangsai.

"Ini adalah janji pilihan raya berbentuk suapan dalam bentuk wang bermakna dengan harapan bila rakyat diberikan duit, orang yang menerima habuan itu akan mengundi Barisan Nasional, itu jelas dari segi undang-undang bersalahan dengan akta undang-undang pilihan raya malah salah dengan akta pencegahan Suruhanjaya Rasuah Malaysia," kata Shamsul. -TVS


A tour to Shutter Island

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 01:56 AM PDT

I just came back from a visit to Shutter Island. It was a nice visit as the scenery of the island is very beautiful with the cliff smashed by the aggressive wave from the rough sea... There were one nice and old light house in the middle of the rocky island.

"You'll never leave this island"

This island is located in US and it's an island where the mental hospital located. Okay~ it's just a movie called Shutter Island which i just watched this afternoon. It's about mental prisoner errrr... patient in the island... Just go over to the cinema and watch the movie :p

Basically this is a recommended movie to watch especially for medical student. Those medical students were so excited when come to all the cases mentioned in the movie. I bet lots of discussion among themselves after this movie. As the IT guy, i just think that it's a great movie cause the storyline is not as difficult to understand compare to the Silent of the Lambs.

Anyway, i wouldn't want to be a spoiler for the rest of you who haven't watched this movie. Go and watch it eh~ Two Thumbs up from TZ :p



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Pensel 8 hari dalam alat sulit

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 02:50 AM PDT


GOMBAK: Seorang remaja lelaki bukan sekadar merogol rakan sebayanya, malah turut menyumbat sebatang pensel ke dalam kemaluan mangsa dipercayai bagi tujuan suka-suka.
Tindakan terbabit hanya terbongkar selepas doktor menemui pensel sepanjang empat sentimeter itu yang masih 'tertanam' dalam kemaluan mangsa.

Difahamkan, mangsa berusia 14 tahun berkenaan tidak menyedari kewujudan pensel itu yang dicucuk suspek ke dalam kemaluannya sejurus selepas memperkosanya dalam kelas pada 13 April lalu.

Timbalan Ketua Polis Daerah Gombak, Superintendan Rosli Hassan, berkata mangsa yang juga anak terbuang dan tinggal di rumah kebajikan sebelum ini dilaporkan menjadi mangsa rogol yang berlaku dalam kelasnya di sebuah sekolah di Rawang di sini.

Menurutnya, dalam kejadian terbabit mangsa dirogol ketika waktu rehat ketika kebanyakan pelajar kelas berkenaan keluar untuk makan di kantin.

"Namun berdasarkan siasatan, suspek turut ditemani beberapa rakan lelaki lain yang bertindak sebagai 'penjaga' yang berkawal di pintu kelas. "Rakannya itu dipercayai menutup pandangan dari luar supaya perbuatan rogol terbabit selama lima minit tidak dilihat sesiapa.

"Rakan suspek dipercayai sengaja bersubahat dan polis akan memberkas beberapa lagi pelajar lain dalam tempoh terdekat," katanya ketika ditemui di pejabatnya, semalam.

Menurutnya, mangsa yang diperkosa suspek dihantar ke Hospital Selayang untuk menjalani pemeriksaan lanjut.

"Agak mengejutkan apabila mangsa tidak menyedari kewujudan pensel yang dimasukkan suspek ke dalam kemaluannya sejak lapan hari lalu. Doktor yang melakukan pemeriksaan mengeluarkan pensel itu.
"Hasil pemeriksaan lanjut juga mendapati mangsa sudah mengandung sebulan. Ini sekali gus membuktikan mangsa pernah diperkosa sebelum ini," katanya.

Ditanya sama ada mangsa dirogol suspek sama, beliau bagaimanapun enggan mengesahkan perkara itu berikutan pegawai penyiasat belum mengambil keterangan kali kedua daripada mangsa.

"Fakta terbaru ini mungkin menjadi petunjuk baru mangsa pernah diperkosa di lokasi lain di sekolah sama. Setakat ini, suspek pelajar lelaki itu direman enam hari untuk membantu siasatan," katanya.


Gunung berapi-ais di Iceland

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 02:47 AM PDT

Salam rakan2..thanks kepada maklumat terbaru berkenaan gunung berapi di Iceland drpd miss didie-zone..

Berdasarkan kepada maklumat semasa reuters dan byk agensi lain, kepulan asap hanya meliputi continent europe..egypt sblh europe ke didie?


pastikan kedudukan geografi adalah tepat kerana anda telah berhabis ribuan ringgit utk ke sana..huhu. Maklumat terbaru dari Yahoo menunjuk-kan satu gambar keadaan dimana sedang gunung memuntah-kan laharnya, kilat telah menyambar kawasan lahar itu keluar.

Sama2 kita renungkan..semenjak terbuka-nya Terusan Suez dan tercipta-nya kapal terbang ramai manusia bergerak kemana2 tanpa ada halangan..

Tetapi semenjak sebuah gunung yang penuh diliputi ais memuntahkan lahar dan kepulan asap yg amat berbahaya kepada enjin pesawat, ia telah melibatkan kerugian sebyk USD 200M sehari mengikut DCA EU terhadap industri penerbangan dunia..Industri lain??

Fikir, renung dan tenunglah sejenak kemana hala tuju dunia ini..Semalam merupakan hari perayaan sempena 62 tahun palestin dijajah oleh tentera zionis dan semalam jugalah gunung berapi-ais di Iceland memuntahkan laharnya utk kali kedua...angin, kilat dan debu adalah kehidupan semulajadi.. tetapi ia telah membawa bencana ekonomi kepada dunia dalam jangka-masa 6 hari shj....












Achilles’ heel and Achilles tendon from Wikipedia

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 02:45 AM PDT

Achilles' heel and Achilles tendon from Wikipedia

Statue of Achilles thniskon (dying) at the Corfu Achilleion.

An Achilles' heel is a deadly weakness in spite of overall strength, that can actually or potentially lead to downfall. While the mythological origin refers to a physical vulnerability, metaphorical references to other attributes or qualities that can lead to downfall are common. 

The strongest and largest tendon, the Achilles tendon connects muscles in the lower leg with the heel bone. Sports that tighten the calf muscles, such as basketball, running and high-jumping, or a direct blow to the foot, ankle, or calf can overstress this tendon and cause a strain (Achilles tendinitis) or a rupture.

Origin

Legend of Achilles When Achilles was a baby, it was foretold that he would die in battle from an arrow. Naturally, his mother Thetis did not want her son to die. So she took Achilles to a magical river which was supposed to offer powers of invincibility and dipped his body into the water. But as Thetis had held Achilles by the heel, his heel was not washed over by the water of the magical river. Achilles grew up to be a man of war who survived many great battles. But one day, an arrow shot at him was lodged in his heel, killing him instantly. Yet Achilles is remembered as as one of the greatest fighters who ever lived.
The death of Achilles was not mentioned in Homer's Iliad, but appeared in later Greek and Roman poetry and drama[1] concerning events after the Iliad, later in the Trojan War. In the myths surrounding the war, Achilles was said to have died from a heel wound which was the result of an arrow — possibly poisoned — shot by Paris.[2]

Classical myths attribute Achilles' invulnerability to a treatment of Ambrosia and burning away of his mortality in the house fire [3] except on the heel, with which he was held by his mother Thetis. Peleus, his father, discovered the treatment and angered Thetis, who fled into the sea. Achilles was placed in the care of Chiron. (Demeter attempted a similar treatment on Demophon, or possibly Triptolemus.)

According to a myth arising later, his mother had dipped the infant Achilles in the river Styx[4], holding onto him by his heel, and he became invulnerable where the waters touched him—that is, everywhere except the areas of his heel that were covered by her thumb and forefinger. It is not clear how the waters of the Styx, which silenced the gods for nine years, could confer immortality; or how Thetis could gain access to them; or how Peleus would accidentally discover the project.

The use of "Achilles' heel" as an expression used for "area of weakness, vulnerable spot" dates only to 1855 (Merriam-Webster). It derived from the Greek "Achilleios pterna" (Greek: Αχίλλειος πτέρνα) literally meaning Achilles' heel.

Anatomy

The large and prominent tendon of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles of the calf is called the tendo achilleus or Achilles tendon. It is often believed in popular culture that the hero was therefore killed by being shot through this structure. However, as tendons are notably avascular, such an injury is unlikely to be fatal. However, in the myth the arrow had been covered in the blood of the Hydra, which was supposedly toxic.

The anatomical basis of Achilles' death is more likely to have been injury to his posterior tibial artery behind the medial malleolus, in between the tendons of the flexor digitorum longus and the posterior tibial vein. This area would have been included in Thetis' grip.

Role in disease

The most common Achilles tendon injuries are Achilles tendinosis and Achilles tendon rupture. Achilles tendinosis is the soreness or stiffness of the tendon, generally due to overuse. Achilles tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon) was thought to be the cause of most tendon pain, until the late 90′s when scientists discovered no evidence of inflammation. Partial and full Achilles tendon ruptures are most likely to occur in sports requiring sudden eccentric stretching, such as sprinting. Maffulli et al. suggested that the clinical label of tendinopathy should be given to the combination of tendon pain, swelling and impaired performance. Achilles tendon rupture is a partial or complete break in the tendon; it requires immobilization or surgery. Xanthoma can develop in the Achilles tendon in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.

Treatment of damage

Initial treatment of damage to the tendon is generally nonoperative. Orthotics can produce early relief to the tendon by the correction of malalignments, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are generally to be avoided as they make the more-common tendinopathy (degenerative) injuries worse; though they may very occasionally be indicated for the rarer tendinitis (inflammatory) injuries. Physiotherapy by eccentric calf stretching under resistance is commonly recommended, usually in conjunction with podiatric insoles or heel cushioning. According to reports by Hakan Alfredson, M.D., and associates of clinical trials in Sweden, the pain in Achilles tendinopathy arises from the nerves associated with neovascularization and can be effectively treated with 1–4 small injections of a sclerosant. In a cross-over trial, 19 of 20 of his patients were successfully treated with this sclerotherapy.

In a case where Achilles tendon rupture is concerned, there are three main types of treatment: the open and the percutaneous operative methods, and nonoperative approaches.

Depending on the severity of the injury, recovery from an Achilles injury can take up to 12–16 months.

Role in postural orientation

Bilateral Achilles tendon vibration in the absence of vision has a major impact on postural orientation.[1] Vibration applied to the Achilles tendon is well known to induce in freely standing subjects a backward body displacement and in restrained subjects an illusory forward body tilt.[2] The vibrations stimulate muscle spindles in the calf muscles. The muscle spindles alert the brain that the body is moving forward, so the central nervous system compensates by moving the body backwards.



Another Malaysian By-Election Sunday

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 02:44 AM PDT

A Critical Political Litmus Test for the Country's Future

On Sunday, Malaysia heads into a record tenth by-election since the opposition Pakatan Rakyat broke the national ruling coalition's two-thirds hold on Parliament in March of 2008. So far, of the nine previous elections, the opposition has won seven without any real alteration in the balance of power.

Admittedly, many Malaysians are fed up – they are tired of the empty promises that by-elections bring, the disappointments that come with politicians on both sides of the political divide not delivering on electoral promises, the pettiness of the campaign mud-slinging and the distraction from addressing the problems the country is facing.

This election, however, is one where people should take notice. More than any other by-election since 2008, this is a political litmus test for the country's future. It is a national contest with national stakes. Foremost, it is a referendum on the prime minister. One year on since his elevation to national leadership, this provides voters an opportunity to provide an assessment of his tenure.

Najib's record is mixed. For Malaysian voters, the crucial electoral issue has historically been the economy. Here the Barisan Nasional, the ruling national coalition, has the advantage. Najib has benefitted from the rebound in the international economy, which contributed to increased economic growth in the last few quarters.

Malaysia's economy is now returning to the levels it was pre-crisis in 2008. Inflation levels have stabilized, and fuel and food prices do not appear as high as they did two years ago. This advantage is shallow, however, and will come down to perceptions. Not much of this growth has trickled down to this large constituency, around the size of the state of Malacca.
In this area in Northeastern Selangor State where population numbers have been growing as part of the sprawl of the suburban growth around Kuala Lumpur, the challenges of affordable housing, rising health care and education costs, sky-rocketing crime levels, stagnant wage levels and unemployment remain paramount.

The Hulu Selangor district is comprised of diverse economic backgrounds, but the overwhelming share of voters are struggling to make ends meet and fulfill their dreams. Najib's popularity will be tested by an election poll, rather than public opinion polling.

Voters will struggle to assess credit and blame, as Hulu Selangor also falls within the rubric of a Pakatan Rakyat-run state government. While its three elected state representatives are from the Barisan, the most-contested opposition government (after Perak of course) is also facing a test.

A loss for Pakatan at the parliamentary level would translate as a loss of support and faith in Pakatan at the state level. Hulu Selangor is a constituency that has undergone considerable land development, yet remains largely semi-rural. It has not seen large inflows of capital, just more people. It is not clear how this constituency fits within Pakatan's plan for Selangor.

Selangor Pakatan – like Najib – faces a struggle in demonstrating concrete benefits of their efforts in government to the voters. This is particularly acute for the state government, since it has limited machinery in the area – traditionally a safe Barisan seat. This contest will force Selangor Pakatan to reflect on what it has achieved and how it will deepen its efforts to bring better governance to Hulu Selangor voters.

Signal on rebuilding the Barisan
For Malaysia as a whole, the candidate selection within the Barisan has highlighted another key test. Can the Barisan work effectively as a unit?

Since March 2008, Malaysia has been predominantly an UMNO government, as the Malaysian Indian Congress and the Malaysian Chinese Association have been embroiled in crises and have yet to move beyond the massive defeats they faced in the last general election.

By choosing an MIC candidate, Najib has sent a signal that he genuinely wants to rebuild the non-Malay component parties. He did not bow to pressure from UMNO warlords and in particular from Muhammad Muhammad Taib, a Hulu Selangor native and UMNO information chief, to give the seat to one of its own and a Malay.

This is an indication that Najib respects the established model of seat allocations and still believes in the multi-ethnic coalition. He has opted to give the seat to arguably the weakest link in the Barisan party structure. It also shows the recognition that UMNO cannot hold national power without its multi-ethnic parties.

Now the problem of working together looms. Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has noted that he will follow a new electoral strategy of Barisan cooperation. Seeing is believing. Relations among the component parties are frayed. Deep factions persist. Many in UMNO in Selangor are deeply unhappy with the MIC choice, the 44-year-old P. Kamalanathan. Zaid Ibrahim, a prominent Kuala Lumpur lawyer, is the Pakatan candidate.

The fact that a Shah Alam UMNO member is an independent candidate shows that the issue of UMNO fielding its own candidate runs deep. Many have a vested interest in seeing the MIC candidate lose, since it would boost the chances of this seat being given to UMNO in the next general election.

The mixed ethnic composition of this constituency requires effective ethnic cooperation to win, however. The Hulu Selangor contest will test whether the support for the Barisan at the top translates into substantial rebuilding and cohesiveness on the ground. From the perspective of strengthening Barisan cooperation electorally, this contest will be a real challenge.

Test of new blood in MIC
Part of the reason for this challenge lies with the fact that in order to field a MIC candidate, Najib has chosen to directly interfere in MIC politics. Ditto, the decision to field Kamalanathan from the neighboring constituency of Rawang has put MIC president S Samy Vellu on notice. Najib has not supported his choice of successor, G Palanivel. Najib has apparently rebuffed the party president's candidate choice and vision for the MIC's future. He has used his prerogative to chose the candidate, rather than allow the MIC to choose the candidate on its own.

The candidate selection raises serious questions about the future leadership of the MIC and whether the party has autonomy over its own affairs. Is this the pattern for the future? Will leaders in the weak Barisan component parties be chosen by UMNO leaders?

One major effect is that this move has given an opportunity for MIC to bring a new face into parliament. Kamalanathan has strong professional credentials, and is seen (so far) as relatively clean. He is a young leader from the Indian Malaysian community. He does not seem to be completely under the thumb of the MIC party president. His victory has the potential to bring some new life to the the party, which is almost moribund.

The issue of when Samy Vellu will give up power and to whom, however, still looms. On the ground, the contest will test whether the party is able to bring in the new blood it needs or is riddled with infighting.

Referendum on Pakatan as national opposition
Pakatan's nomination of Zaid Ibrahim continues the tradition of using this seat for national politicians. Zaid has played a major role in institutionalizing the opposition, building bridges among the component opposition parties and been a spokesperson on issues of the judiciary and the rule of law, among other issues. He is a national Malay leader with strong appeal across the racial communities. His selection shows that the opposition is committed to strengthening its relationships internally and reaching across the ethnic divisions.

His choice also points to the fact that there is a deficit of national leaders in the opposition with governing experience, and by slating Zaid, the opposition is strengthening its national profile. It is sending the signal that it is serious about winning national power.

Zaid faces major challenges. He has crossed the political divide, so there is intensity to those who want to defeat him especially in UMNO. A defeat would weaken PKR especially, which has suffered a slate of defections.

He is an outsider. It remains to be seen whether he can connect with the Hulu Selangor voters who want strong representation. Hulu Selangor voters will decide whether the opposition will strengthen or weaken nationally.

Referendum by non-Malays
This seat is a fitting place for this to happen if it does. Traditionally Hulu Selangor has been a safe seat for Barisan, which even won the seat in 1999 at the height of the reformasi movement. Yet there was a change in the last round, largely in Indian and Chinese areas. The main swing in 2008 was in Indian majority areas towards the opposition.

The opposition gains among the Indian community were significant and the critical factor that swung the seat in their favor. This contest will be a test of whether the Indian community is satisfied with the opposition, or would prefer to return their loyalty to the Barisan, where it has traditionally been. The Indian community is rightly asking what either side has done for them.

The swing in this seat extended to the Chinese community as well. The Chinese votes for the opposition were as important as the Indian voters, given the closeness of the race. Hulu Selangor will provide the testing ground for the new MCA leadership and be an important bellwether of non-Malay support nationally.

Underscoring this will be the Prime Minister Najib's 1Malaysia concept, which is designed to bring Malaysia's delicate racial equation back into balance. It has already come under attack on the first day of campaigning by the opposition. Zaid will rely heavily on non-Malay support if he is to win.

Referendum by Malays
Since March 2008, UMNO has used the issue of the lack of Malay unity to instill insecurity in the Malay community. Polls show that the community is deeply divided over Najib's proposed New Economic Model and religious issues. Ultra nationalists in UMNO have capitalized on these issues, which played out recently over the formation of Perkasa. The perception that has been created is that Malays are under attack. This has been a strategy to bring back Malay support to UMNO.

Fittingly, Zaid's candidacy puts these issues to the test. He has written on the importance of his ethnic identity and directly spoken to what it means to be Malay.

Voters in Hulu Selangor will have a simple racial test – to choose a Malay or Indian candidate. If indeed race is so important for the Malay community, then one would expect a boost to Zaid.

The fact of the matter is that Hulu Selangor Malay voters did not vote purely racially in 2008. In fact, the Barisan made gains in many of the Malay areas. Given that the Barisan won on average an estimated 60 percent of the Malay votes in Hulu Selangor, it will be interesting to see if this trend continues. The nationally heated racial context will undoubtedly bring Malay issues into the campaign, from concerns over the NEP to the form of their representation.

The Barisan has the most to lose, given that they depended heavily on Malays for keeping them in the race in the first place. UMNO has machinery in place in these areas which will allow them to dampen any possible Malay race-based voting. Ironically, by not fielding a Malay candidate, the Barisan has hurt its chances in this contest, given the racially oriented focus of the party of late.

Referendum by young people
Beyond the ethnic pattern of voting, the other striking feature in past voting is age. The overwhelming majority of younger voters in this constituency voted for the opposition. This trend was across ethnic communities.

There are 1,000 additional new voters registered. For either side to win, they have to win over these crucial decisive voters, whose proximity to Kuala Lumpur will assure that they will likely go home to vote. The campaign with the most appeal to the young will win. This has meant that both parties have to use different campaigning techniques – Internet and canvassing – to gain support.

Every vote will count. The need for a fair fight in this important constituency is crucial. Expect high voter turnout, a tense dynamic contest and ultimately important national markers for the future of Malaysian politics. Based on trends in polling and the traditional advantage of the Barisan machinery in this constituency, in contrast to the views of others, I believe that the Barisan has the advantage. For me, it is a constituency with the potential to be more easily swayed by financial rewards, which give the Barisan an advantage and are the norm in a by-election where the money flows in. The campaign has begun, however, and it is a highly competitive race that can go either way. If the opposition wants to win this seat they will have to fight hard for it.




Bridget Welsh
Associate Professor of Politocal Science
Singapore Management University


Another Malaysian By-Election Sunday

Posted: 24 Apr 2010 02:31 AM PDT


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