Wednesday, April 28, 2010

UMNO hypocrites to be exposed!

UMNO hypocrites to be exposed!


UMNO hypocrites to be exposed!

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 10:58 AM PDT

whoaa! i love this!! zaid ibrahim is going to expose those pretend to be goody-goody two-shoes umnoputera who claimed they don't drink, gamble, womanise.

from freemalaysia

PETALING JAYA: PKR supreme council member Zaid Ibrahim has embarked on a mission to expose Umno's "kaki botol", "kaki judi" and "kaki perempuan" – alcoholics, gamblers and womanisers. Speaking to reporters at his residence in Tropicana here, the former law minister said he is set to open the can of worms on the Umno "hypocrites".

"You cannot call me kaki botol and spare the other Umno leaders. We will expose this hypocrisy," vowed the prominent lawyer-turned-politician.

obviously the umnoputera are not aware or choose not to be aware of the quote "let he who sin throw the first stone".

Promising to reveal their names, Zaid, with a twinge of sarcasm, called his tit-for-tat the "Let's get to know our ministers better" campaign.

"They have exposed me and all my shortcomings," he said, referring to Umno's campaign against him during the recent Hulu Selangor by-election, where he was branded an alcoholic and gambler.

Zaid said he could accept the attacks if it were true, but not when the facts are distorted.

"The issue is that (the allegations were) twisted, calling me all sorts of names to influence the voters. That is not right. It's okay, the election is over but there are more to come.

oh yeah! spill the beans, zaid. we do want to get to know our leaders better!

"Since the people know me very well now, I hope they will also get to know their leaders better such as which casinos they frequent, and who are their mistresses," he said.

haha. i luv zaid! yes, do tell. actually we already knew that but we don't have proof. i hope zaid will really get to expose them with solid concrete proof.

However, the Pakatan Rakyat troubleshooter claimed that he was not seeking revenge.

His campaign, Zaid explained, is to let the people know who are the good leaders in order for them to make the correct decision when choosing them.

true. true. we do need to know our leaders better when we want to vote for them.

Hinting that Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak's name could also be on the list, he said: "I am willing to be exposed if the allegations (against him) are true. So I hope Umno ministers and the prime minister are willing to be exposed as well."

yep. who told them to character assassinated zaid during the hulu selangor by-election? if they exposed zaid, it's only right for zaid now to expose them.

According to Zaid, his campaign would be on a step-by-step basis after collecting the necessary dirt on these leaders.

The former Umno leader also saw nothing wrong in naming the "kakis".

"What is wrong in naming them if we have proof, if we have information. That is the whole idea of knowing your leaders.

"What's there to be ashamed of? If (International Trade and Industry Minister) Mustapha Mohamed has a lot of shares in his wife's name, we will have to show-lah. But that is just an example," he smiled.

yep. if you dare to do it, then dare to be exposed!

Responding to a question, Zaid denied that he would be stooping to the level of his opponents with this shame campaign.

"No, no, no. It is okay to know your leaders, but it is not okay to make false accusations. When you say their level, what level?

"When they exposed me it's okay, What's not okay, is the falsehood and the lies. For example (it was alleged that) I am a 'kaki judi'. I just owned one or two race horses in my lifetime. I was never a gambler, you can ask anybody.

"I don't go to casinos like them. But they portray me (like I do) and that is hard. If I am really a gambler, you should expose me. I cannot be a good leader if I am a gambler. I cannot be a good minister," he said.

"So it is not stooping to their level, that's not what I meant. We don't want to slander people, but the facts about your leaders, you must know, otherwise it's not a free country," he said.

agree with zaid. he's not stooping to his opponents level as he has proof (or so he said), whereas when the umnoputera accused him, they don't have proof. well they even 'manufactured' the proof when they doctored a picture of him drinking.

Zaid also lashed out at former premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad who had also lambasted the PKR leader's moral shortcomings in the run-up to the election.

When told that Mahathir had denied consuming alcohol, Zaid laughed. "Of course, he is a hypocrite, I am not. That is the difference. What (else) did you expect him to say?"

Zaid, who admitted to drinking in the past, and has claimed to have since repented, said that he did not consume anything more than what Mahathir and other Umno leaders did.

yes at least zaid admitted.  those umnoputera hypocrites sure did drink once in a while but why dare not admit? oops. i just gave the answer – hypocrites.



voters registration exercise in penang

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 09:55 AM PDT

Penang Voters Registration Day

There are about 3 million unregistered voter in Malaysia. If you are one of them, register as voter NOW to make your voice counts! Hurry! Don't miss the boat for the next General Election. Be part of Change Agents for this country! Together we can change the country for better!

Please inform all your friends and if you have a blog or website, facebook, please put this up.

Date: May 1st (Saturday) & May 9th (Sunday)
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm
Venue: Major Shopping Malls in Penang (See List below)
Contact Person: Martin 016- 474 1283
Website

please click on 'read more' for the venues.

Penang Island Venues:

QueensBay Mall
Date: May 1st, 2nd & 9th
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm

Giant Bayan Baru
Date: May 1st & 9th
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm

Bukit Jambul Complex
Date: May 1st & 9th
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm

Gurney Plaza
Date: May 1st, 2nd & 9th
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm

Pragin Mall
Date: May 1st & 8th
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm

Tesco Penang
Date: May 1st, 2nd & 9th
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm

Sunshine Farlim
Date: May 1st & 9th
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm

Balik Pulau Market
Date: May 1st

Seberang Perai Venues:

Sunway Carnival Mall
Date: May 1st, 2nd & 9th
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm

Megamall
Date: May 1st & 9th
Time: 10.30am-9.30pm

Permatang Pauh
Date: May 1st only
Venue: Seberang Jaya market

Bukit Mertajam
Date: May 1st onlyTime: 10.30am
Venue: Insan Hawker Center – Jln Kampong Baru

Kepala Batas
Date: May 1st only
Venue 1 – Kepala Batas Town at 673 Jalan Padang Kelab – 8am to 11am
Venue 2 – Tasik Gelugor at SRJK Lee Chee – 1pm to 4pm
Venue 3 – Kampung Selamat, Restaurant Leng Kee – 5pm to 8pm

Nibong Tebal
Date: May 1st only
Venue – Yawata Supermarket



Uncontrolled brain activity linked to epilepsy - bbc online

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 09:00 AM PDT

'Uncontrolled brain activity' linked to epilepsy

Epileptic seizures are caused by chaotic electrical activity in the brain
Researchers have shed new light on the mechanism behind epilepsy attacks in the brain, revealing a potential new target for drug treatment.Around half a million people in the UK have some form of epilepsy.
Until recently the focus of research has been on


AG TO THE RESCUE! AG OUT TO DEFEND 'THE LIAR'! TBH inquest: Coroner allows AG's intervention

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 08:57 AM PDT

UPDATED 7.01PM The AG can now intervene in the application by Teoh Beng Hock's brother, Meng Kee, to cite Nazri Abdul Aziz for contempt.
 
Following today's decision, Meng Kee's motion is back to square one as initially what was supposed to be an ex-parte (one party) application has become an inter-parte (more than one) matter. Also, Karpal would again have to submit on why leave (permission) should be granted by the court to initiate contempt proceedings against Nazri.



Lagi Anwar Diserang Lagi Ramai Sertai PKR

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 08:31 AM PDT

Kehadiran anak bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Tamrin Tun Ghafar dalam ceramah Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dalam kempen Pilihan Raya Kecil (PRK) Hulu Selangor yang lalu nampaknya tidak habis di situ.

Walaupun Tamrin yang juga bekas Exco Pemuda Umno tidak berceramah pada malam itu, namun ia sudah cukup membuatkan pemimpin Umno seperti cacaing kepanasan sehingga bersuara mempertikaikan kehadiran beliau.

Ahli Majlis Tertinggi Umno, Rais Yatim suatu ketika dahulu pernah membakar jambatan dan enggan kembali kepada Umno dilaporkan kecewa dengan tindakan Tamrin yang menghadiri ceramah Pakatan Rakyat pada malam itu.

"Sikap Tamrin langsung tak mirip bekas Timbalan Presiden UMNO (Ghafar Baba) itu," kata Rais Yatim.

Terdahulu, penyokong Pakatan Rakyat dikejutkan dengan kehadiran anak bekas Timbalan Presiden Umno itu, pada ceramah Pidato Perdana Pemuda Pakatan Rakyat di Sungai Buaya pada malam 24 April lalu.

Thamrin Ghafar Baba merupakan bekas Exco Pergerakan Pemuda Umno Malaysia dan mantan Pengerusi Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA).

Sementara itu, Tamrin ketika ditemu bual lidah rasmi PKR, Suara Keadilan baru-baru ini, mendakwa menyokong Pakatan Rakyat selepas melihat penyelewengan berleluasa yang dilakukan oleh pimpinan UMNO dan Barisan Nasional selama lebih 50 tahun mentadbir negara.

Berikut ialah sebahagian Pimpinan Barisan Nasional yang Keluar parti bersama ribuan penyokong masing-masing sejak setahun lalu (sekadar menyebut beberapa nama).

* Dr. Streram Sinnasamy yang juga Pengerusi MIC Cawangan Seri Sentosa menyertai Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)
* Ketua Pemuda MIC Cawangan Bandar Bukit Mertajam, M. Pristiraj, 29, Dan Ketua Wanita Mic Cawangan Sungai Rambai, Askusala Kumari, 35.
* Bekas Ketua MCA Bahagian Bukit Mertajam, Tony Peh Choon Peng
* Bekas ketua cawangan Umno Bukit Bendera Mentakab, Pahang, Datuk Alimudin Syawal mengesahkan beliau telah keluar dari Umno untuk menyertai PKR.
* Timbalan Ketua Bahagian PPP Teluk Kemang, S Karupusammy. Tindakan itu seterusnya melumpuhkan PPP Negeri Sembilan (N9) kerana kekuatan PPP N9 terletak di Bahagian Teluk Kemang.
* Intelektual berbangsa Cina, Yong Thye Chong, atau lebih dikenali Sebagai Kim Quek turut menyertai Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

Berikut pula ialah bekas pemimpin Barisan Nasional yang bergelar menteri dan bertaraf pimpinan tertinggi yang berhijrah menyertai PKR setakat ini.

* Timbalan Ketua Wanita MCA merangkap Setiuasaha Parlimen dan Dr Tan Yee Kew
* Ahli Parlimen Segambut dan Timbalan Menteri Pembangunan Tanah Dan Koperasi serta Pengerusi Gerakan Wilayah Persekutuan, Datuk Dr. Tan Kee Kwong
* Ahli Parlimen Kota Bahru dan Menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Zaid Ibrahim
* Menteri kesihatan, Datuk Chua Jui Meng
* Setiausaha Parlimen Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri merangkap Naib Presiden MIC, Datuk S. S. Subramaniam.
* Datuk Kalakau Untol, Timbalan Menteri Persekutuan merangkap bekas Senator negeri Sabah sehingga 2005.
* Bekas Ahli Parlimen Sungai Besi, Fan Seong Than yang juga adik kepada bekas Ahli Parlimen Kampar, Fan Yew Teng, menyertai PKR pada 24 April lalu.
* Fan Seong Than berkata, beliau menyertai PKR kerana beliau hilang keyakinan terhadap MCA dan pemimpin baru MCA, Chua Soi Lek yang memenangi jawatan Presiden parti itu baru-baru ini.

"MCA memilih seorang pemimpin (Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek) yang terang-terang dibuktikan terlibat dengan skandal seks.

Saya tidak ingin memberi komen kerana rakyat bukan bodoh, mereka boleh berfikir sendiri apa mungkin telah berlaku dalam MCA hinggakan boleh mendapat keputusan sebegini," kata Fan.

Kini Pakatan Rakyat menantikan keputusan keluar parti oleh mantan Timbalan Presiden MCA, Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek.

Lim dipercayai menangguhkan untuk keluar parti beberapa minggu lalu bagi mengelakkan BN terjejas dalam PRK di Hulu Selangor.

Sebelum ini, Bernama melaporkan bahawa Lim boleh memaafkan atau tidak membangkitkan sama sekali skandal sex DVD membabitkan Chua Soi Lek tetapi zaman internet tidak membenarkan masyarakat melupakan insiden itu dan ianya di luar kawalan.

Lim berpendapat reputasi MCA telah terjejas kerana mempunyai seorang presiden yang terbabit dalam skandal seperti itu. -erapakatan


Melepaskan anjing tersepit

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 08:36 AM PDT

Belum sempat duduk lama setelah kembali ke rumah petang tadi, telefon tangan saya berbunyi. Dari nada dering yang kedengaran, saya sudah mengetahui panggilan itu datangnya dari salah sebuah perlindungan yang pernah saya kunjungi. Dan seperti yang saya duga, panggilan itu datangnya dari Kak Ana, yang menjaga rumah perlindungan di mana pernah saya menghantar Anita dan anaknya serta Sharifah dan Cek Mek ku yang comel.

Tenang saja suara Kak Ana ketika itu, menceritakan perihal Anita yang telah ke negeri asalnya di selatan tanahair untuk menghadiri majlis perkahwinan anak saudaranya. Menurut Kak Ana, setelah 3 minggu di sana, Anita telah membuat keputusan untuk tinggal terus dengan kakaknya di sana. Dari satu segi, syukur alhamdulillah Anita akan tinggal semula bersama keluarganya. Namun mengapa sebelum ini Anita tidak mahu tinggal di sana? Dan mengapa sebelum ini kakaknya pernah memberitahu bahawa beliau tidak mampu untuk menanggung Anita?

Kak Ana telah mencadangkan kepada Anita agar pulang dahulu semula ke rumah perlindungan untuk menyelesaikan segala urusan surat-menyurat dan temujanji hospital. Kak Ana juga telah mencadangkan kepada Anita agar melefon dan membincangkan soal ini dengan saya terlebih dahulu. Seperti lazimnya, oleh kerana saya yang menghantar Anita dan anakknya ke situ, Kak Ana akan memberitahu saya terlebih dahulu sekiranya terdapat apa-apa perkembangan, sama ada menyenangkan atau tidak. Sekurang-kurangnya jika Anita menelefon saya kemudian, saya sudahpun mengetahui sedikit-sebanyak latarbelakang cerita.

Setelah menunaikan solat asar, saya dapati telefon tangan saya menyalakan lampu merah – bererti terdapat panggilan yang tidak dijawab. Terdapat 2 panggilan dari Kak Ana dan satu panggilan dari nombor yang tidak saya kenali. Dan satu SMS dari nombor yang sama meminta saya menelefon kembali. Walaupun nama tidak disebut, saya dapat mengagak panggilan tersebut dari Anita.

Berkali-kali saya mencuba untuk menelefon nombor berkenaan, namun panggilan terus disambung ke peti suara (dan saya tidak suka bercakap dengan mesin!). Akhirnya saya hanya menghantar mesej mengatakan bahawa saya telah cuba menelefon tetapi tidak berjaya.

Lalu saya terus menelefon Kak Ana. Apa yang nyata, suara Kak Ana tidak lagi setenang panggilan yang awal tadi.

Rupanya entah apa yang diceritakan oleh Anita kepada kakaknya sehingga kakaknya terus menelefon Kak Ana bukan sekadar untuk memarahi, malah memaki-hamun Kak Ana sehingga pada satu ketika mengibaratkan Kak Ana seperti lembu dan kemudian mengibaratkan Kak Ana seperti syaitan bertopengkan manusia. Entah apa juga diceritakan oleh Anita kepada kakaknya sehingga kakaknya mengugut untuk mengambil tindakan mahkamah ke atas Kak Ana kerana enggan menyerahkan dokumen-dokumen Anita dan anaknya.

Aik? Bila masa pula Kak Ana enggan menyerahkan dokumen-dokumen tersebut? Kak Ana cuma meminta Anita untuk kembali dahulu ke rumah perlindungan untuk menyelesaikan dahulu segala urusan surat-menyurat dan temujanji hospital. Akhirnya Kak Ana memberitahu Anita bahawa oleh kerana saya yang membawa Anita ke rumah perlindungan itu, maka beliau akan menyerahkan segala dokumen kepada saya dan Anita perlu mengambilnya dari saya.

Setelah bercakap dengan Kak Ana, saya cuba menelefon Anita sekali lagi. Kali ini panggilan dijawab. Sedikitpun tidak saya sebut mengenai apa yang telah diceritakan oleh Kak Ana kepada saya. Walaupun saya mempercayai Kak Ana, namun saya ingin mendengar versi cerita Anita.

Tidak banyak diceritakan Anita. Dia cuma menyebut bahawa dia telah berpindah semula ke negeri asalnya dan ingin mengambil semula dokumen-dokumen yang disimpan di tempat Kak Ana. Anita meminta bantuan saya untuk mengirimkan dokumen-dokumen berkenaan kepadanya.

Tidak lama kemudian, Kak Ana menelefon saya sekali lagi. Kali ini teresak-esak menangis. Rupanya seorang lagi kakak Anita pula menelefon untuk memaki-hamun Kak Ana. Oleh kerana tidak lagi dapat menahan geram, Kak Ana mengambil keputusan untuk menghantar dokumen-dokumen Anita kepada saya hari ini juga. Saya cuba menasihatkan Kak Ana agar tidak tergesa-gesa. Saya ingin mencadangkan kepadanya agar mengambil wudu' dan bertenang dahulu sebelum mengambil apa-apa keputusan, namun Kak Ana ketika itu sudahpun di dalam perjalanan ke Ipoh semata-mata untuk menyerahkan dokumen-dokumen tersebut kepada saya malam ini juga!

Kesian Kak Ana. Silapnya hanyalah kerana dia terlalu mengambil berat. Walaupun Anita pernah berkasar dengannya sebelum ini di rumah berkenaan, Kak Ana terus melindungi dan membimbingnya. Namun ini pula balasan yang diterima.

Dan Anita pula? Apa yang saya nampak, Anita inginkan kebebasan. Dan kehidupan di rumah perlindungan tersebut baginya terlalu mengongkong. Dia inginkan tempat untuk berlindung dan pada masa yang sama dia ingin kebebasan untuk keluar masuk sesuka hatinya. BANYAK CANTIK LU PUNYA MUKA! Entah berapa lama pula dia akan tahan untuk tinggal di rumah kakaknya sebelum berpindah pula ke tempat lain. Benar-benar tidak mengenang budi!

Saya pasti Kak Ana menolong selama ini bukan untuk dikenang budinya. Namun bukanlah juga maki-hamun yang dijangka.

Sabarlah Kak Ana. Kita telah mencuba. Mungkin kita gagal membimbing Anita, tapi ramai lagi insan di luar sana yang masih memerlukan bantuan kita. Janganlah satu kegagalan ini melemahkan semangat kita.

Teruskanlah perjuangan Kak Ana untuk membantu insan-insan yang memerlukan bantuan dan bimbingan…


I AGREE! CHINESE ABANDONED MCA BEFORE PERKASA WAS BORN

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 07:55 AM PDT

I consider myself a Malaysian Chinese. In fact, I am a Malaysian Chinese. I am Malaysian first, Chinese second.

If I trace back my roots, I am a Chinese. My great grandparents and grandparents came from China, died and buried somewhere in the suburban of KL So what?

Who cares about being Chinese? Who cares for the Chinese? MCA? HAHAHAHA...Balik negara Cina lah! Then, you can truly fight for the real Chinese! Let me tell you, China don't even care about the Chinese in Malaysia! And you want to fight for the Chinese here? Balik kampung lah!

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the citizenship of non-Malays in the country should never be questioned.

Yes, I am a citizen of Malaysia. Malaysia is my home, not China.





Let us respect, love and tolerate on others of different faith

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 07:14 AM PDT

God had given different recopies to various people around the world at different time. The essence or virtues are same. It is beyond our human knowledge to prove scientifically that amongst all the religions, one only is correct.

Every religion needs the FAITH.

Let us accept and practice our own belief, religion in our heart, in our home and in the Churches, Synagogues, Pagodas, Temples and Masjids etc. as personal affairs.

We need to practice the common good virtues of all the religions when dealing with the others. We should not fight on the differences. After all, if God/Allah wishes to create one religion, one race or all good people just practicing good things without committing any sins, He could easily done or create by using one order.

Facts taken fro Wikipedia

Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, are a list of religious and moral imperatives that, according to the Hebrew Bible, were spoken by God (referred to in several names) to the people of Israel from the mountain referred to as Mount Sinai [2] or Horeb,[3] and later authored by God and given to Moses in the form of two stone tablets. They are recognized as a moral foundation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Division of the Ten Commandments by religion/denomination
Commandment Jewish (Talmudic)* Anglican, Reformed, and other Christian Orthodox Catholic, Lutheran**
I am the Lord your God 1 preface 1 1
You shall have no other gods before me 2 1
You shall not make for yourself an idol 2 2
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of your God 3 3 3 2
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy 4 4 4 3
Honor your father and mother 5 5 5 4
You shall not murder*** 6 6 6 5
You shall not commit adultery 7 7 7 6
You shall not steal**** 8 8 8 7
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor 9 9 9 8
You shall not covet***** your neighbor's wife 10 10 10 9
You shall not covet***** anything that belongs to your neighbor 10

Catholic Church (1994), sections 2052–2557.[46] References to the Catechism are provided below for each commandment as well as the interpretation used by Lutherans and Catholics. The following text is from Deuteronomy 5:6–5:21[47] New Revised Standard Version

4. "Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, so that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you."

This commandment emphasizes the family as part of God's design, as well as an extended metaphor that God uses for his relationship with his creation.

5. "(Roman Catholic – New American Bible) You shall not kill / (Lutheran – New International Version) You shall not murder"

The right of states to execute criminals is not absolutely forbidden by this commandment. However, other methods of protecting society (incarceration, rehabilitation) are increasingly available and more in keeping with other Christian moral teaching. Catholics (along with many Lutherans) also consider abortion sinful and a violation of this commandment. War, if rigorous conditions of moral legitimacy are met (that is, the "use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated"), is not a violation because "governments cannot be denied the right of lawful self-defense, once all peace efforts have failed."

6. "Neither shall you commit adultery."

Adultery is the breaking of the holy bond between husband and wife, and is thus a sacrilege. This commandment includes not just the act of adultery, but lust as well.

7. "Neither shall you steal."

8. "Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor."

This commandment forbids misrepresenting the truth in relations with others. This also forbids lying.

9. "Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife."

10. "Neither shall you desire your neighbor's house, or field, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

In Islam Moses (Musa) is venerated as one of the greatest prophets of God. However, Islam also teaches that the texts of the Torah and the Gospels have been corrupted from their divine originals over the years, due to carelessness and self-interest. Despite this purported corruption, messages from the Torah and the Gospels still coincide closely with certain verses in the Qur'an. This is by-and-large the case with the Ten Commandments. Consequently, despite the Ten Commandments not being explicitly mentioned in the Qur'an they are substantially similar to the following verses in the Qur'an (using Jewish numbering of the Commandments):

  1. "There is no other god beside God." (Qur'an 47:19)
  2. "My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols." (Qur'an 14:35)
  3. "And make not Allah's (name) an excuse in your oaths against doing good, or acting rightly, or making peace between persons; for Allah is One Who heareth and knoweth all things." (Qur'an 2:224) This quranic verse is not entirely analogous to the Old Testament's "You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God…" Verse 2:224 is explained by the Prophet Muhammad as: "If anyone takes a solemn oath [that he would do or refrain from doing such-and such a thing], and thereupon realizes that something else would be a more righteous course, then let him do that which is more righteous, and let him break his oath and then atone for it" (Bukhari and Muslim; and other variants of the same Tradition in other compilations).
  4. "O you who believe, when the Congregational Prayer (Salat Al-Jumu`ah) is announced on Friday, you shall hasten to the commemoration of GOD, and drop all business." (Qur'an 62:9) According to the teachings of Islam, the Sabbath was abrogated by the revelation for Muhammed. Furthermore, the Sabbath was only decreed for the Jews. (Qur'an 16:124) God, however, ordered Muslims to make every effort to drop all business to attend the congregational (Friday) prayer. Believers are permitted to go about their affairs during the rest of the day.
  5. "….and your parents shall be honoured. As long as one or both of them live, you shall never (even) say to them, "Uff" (the slightest gesture of annoyance), nor shall you shout at them; you shall treat them amicably." (Qur'an 17:23)
  6. "….anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people." (Qur'an 5:32)
  7. "You shall not commit adultery; it is a gross sin, and an evil behaviour." (Qur'an 17:32)
  8. "They shall not steal." (Al-Mumtahanah 60: 12) and "The thief, male or female, you shall cut off their hands as a punishment for their crime, and to serve as an example from God. God is Almighty, Most Wise." (Qur'an 5:38)
  9. "Do not withhold any testimony by concealing what you had witnessed. Anyone who withholds a testimony is sinful at heart." (Qur'an 2:283)
  10. "And do not covet what we bestowed upon any other people. Such are temporary ornaments of this life, whereby we put them to the test. What your Lord provides for you is far better, and everlasting." (Qur'an 20:131)

It can also be noted that in the 17th chapter, "Al-Israa" ("The Night Journey"), verses [Qur'an 17:22], the Qur'an provides a set of moral stipulations which are "among the (precepts of) wisdom, which thy Lord has revealed to thee" that can be reasonably categorised as ten in number. According to S. A. Nigosian, Professor of religious studies at the University of Toronto, these resemble the Ten Commandments in the Bible and "represents the fullest statement of the code of behavior every Muslim must follow".[58] It should be noted however, that these verses are not regarded by Islamic scholars as being somehow set apart from any other moral stipulations in the Qur'an, nor are they regarded as a substitute, replacement or abrogation of some other set of commandments as found in the previous revelations.

  1. Worship only God: Take not with Allah another object of worship; or thou (O man!) wilt sit in disgrace and destitution. (17:22)
  2. Be kind, honourable and humble to one's parents: Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. (17:23) And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: "My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood." (17:24)
  3. Be neither miserly nor wasteful in one's expenditure: And render to the kindred their due rights, as (also) to those in want, and to the wayfarer: But squander not (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift. (17:26) Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the Evil Ones; and the Evil One is to his Lord (himself) ungrateful. (17:27) And even if thou hast to turn away from them in pursuit of the Mercy from thy Lord which thou dost expect, yet speak to them a word of easy kindness. (17:28) Make not thy hand tied (like a niggard's) to thy neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and destitute. (17:29)
  4. Do not engage in 'mercy killings' for fear of starvation: Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you. Verily the killing of them is a great sin. (17:31)
  5. Do not commit adultery: Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils). (17:32)
  6. Do not kill unjustly: Nor take life – which Allah has made sacred – except for just cause. And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand qisas or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the Law). (17:33)
  7. Care for orphaned children: Come not nigh to the orphan's property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength…(17:34)
  8. Keep one's promises: …fulfil (every) engagement [i.e. promise/covenant], for (every) engagement will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning). (17:34)
  9. Be honest and fair in one's interactions: Give full measure when ye measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight: that is the most fitting and the most advantageous in the final determination. (17:35)
  10. Do not be arrogant in one's claims or beliefs: And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning). (17:36) Nor walk on the earth with insolence: for thou canst not rend the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in height. (17:37)

Buddhist ethics, The Five Precepts

  1. To refrain from taking life (non-violence towards sentient life forms), or ahimsā
  2. To refrain from taking that which is not given (not committing theft)
  3. To refrain from sensual (including sexual) misconduct
  4. To refrain from lying (speaking truth always)
  5. To refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness (specifically, drugs and alcohol)

The precepts are not formulated as imperatives, but as training rules that laypeople undertake voluntarily to facilitate practice.[87] In Buddhist thought, the cultivation of dana and ethical conduct will themselves refine consciousness to such a level that rebirth in one of the lower heavens is likely, even if there is no further Buddhist practice. There is nothing improper or un-Buddhist about limiting one's aims to this level of attainment.[88]

In the eight precepts, the third precept on sexual misconduct is made more strict, and becomes a precept of celibacy. The three additional precepts are:

6. To refrain from eating at the wrong time (only eat from sunrise to noon)
7. To refrain from dancing and playing music, wearing jewelry and cosmetics, attending shows and other performances
8. To refrain from using high or luxurious seats and bedding

The complete list of ten precepts may be observed by laypeople for short periods. For the complete list, the seventh precept is partitioned into two, and a tenth added:

6. To refrain from taking food at an unseasonable time, that is after the mid-day meal
7. To refrain from dancing, music, singing and unseemly shows
8. To refrain from the use of garlands, perfumes, ointments, and from things that tend to beautify and adorn (the person)
9. To refrain from (using) high and luxurious seats (and beds)
10. To refrain from accepting gold and silver

Within the Zen tradition there are generally sixteen precepts-

(Three Treasures)

  1. Taking refuge in the Buddha
  2. Taking refuge in the Dharma
  3. Taking refuge in the Sangha

(Three Pure Precepts)

  1. Not Creating Evil
  2. Practicing Good
  3. Actualizing Good For Others

(Ten Grave Precepts)

  1. Affirm life; Do not kill
  2. Be giving; Do not steal
  3. Honor the body; Do not misuse sexuality
  4. Manifest truth; Do not lie
  5. Proceed clearly; Do not cloud the mind
  6. See the perfection; Do not speak of others' errors and faults
  7. Realize self and other as one; Do not elevate the self and blame others
  8. Give generously; Do not be withholding
  9. Actualize harmony; Do not be angry
  10. Experience the intimacy of things; Do not defile the Three Treasures


An ars*ho**, probably of Paki ancestry insults the Pope

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 07:41 AM PDT

Anjoum Noorani, 31, was the leader of the Papal Visit Team which drew up a document suggesting the Pope should launch his own range of "Benedict" condoms, open an abortion clinic and stay in a council flat in Bradford. This is the "Dick", whose ancestors masacred Hindu Indians sounds so very Paki! Whose identity has until now remained secret, was moved to "other duties" after he gave authorisation for the memo to be sent to Downing Street and three Whitehall departments. Look at the Dick's name, sounds like the intolerant kind, has a smirk on his face. The memo, which was leaked to The Sunday Telegraph, threatens to overshadow the Pope's entire four-day visit in September after it prompted fury in the Vatican and among Catholics in Britain.

Senior members of the church have described Mr Noorani and his team as having "not the slightest understanding of Catholicism". None of the four-strong group is thought to be a practising Catholic.The memo, which also called for the Pope to bless a homosexual marriage, was emailed around Whitehall by Steven Mulvain, a 23-year-old Oxford graduate who describes his sexual orientation on a social networking website as "gay". Mr Mulvain has not been disciplined for his role in the fiasco.

Look at their tolerance in a Christian country. They could be some of his relatives.

Mr Noorani, who, like Mr Mulvain, is a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford, chaired the "brainstorm" session which led to the "Ideal Visit" memo, which also proposed that the Pope should sing a duet with the Queen and sponsor a network of Aids clinics. He worked as press secretary at the British Embassy in Russia between 2002 and 2007, where he dealt with all Russian media inquiries about Britain's response to the murder of the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko. He was unavailable for comment last night and his mother, who lives in Windsor, said she "can't say anything".

Although the Vatican is now trying to draw a line under the memo fiasco, Papal aides believe the Government's choice of non-Catholic staff typifies the "lack of respect" being shown towards the first ever state visit by a Pontiff. One source said: "The most striking thing about the Foreign Office team has been how ineffectual they are. They have been disengaged and, frankly, clueless. "I have never had the impression that any members of the team were informed or even sensitive to the Catholic Church or Catholicism generally."

One senior source at the Catholic Church in England and Wales said: "This does beg the question of how seriously this visit is being taken by the Government. "All of our dealings with this Foreign Office team have suggested they don't have any understanding of Catholicism and that's how this issue seems to have come about. "Why did they even have this brainstorming session in the first place? The Pope's itinerary was decided a long time ago, so it's not as if there was much room for extra events to be laid on."

William Hague, the shadow foreign secretary, said: "This whole episode was utterly unacceptable. "A Conservative-run Foreign and Commonwealth Office would put a stop to such pointless time-wasting and insulting activities. Visits by international leaders should be handled with the respect they deserve and that we would expect to be extended to us."The Foreign Office declined to comment on the religious beliefs of the members of the Papal Visit Team. The Telegraph


Siapa Yang Sebenarnya Berketuk Sebelum Bertelur?

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 05:09 AM PDT

Ketua Polis Selangor, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar meminta semua pihak termasuk ahli politik supaya tidak campur tangan dalam siasatan polis berhubung insiden seorang remaja 15 tahun yang ditembak mati polis, awal pagi Isnin lepas di Seksyen 11 di sini.

Beliau berkata campur tangan sedemikian akan hanya mengganggu siasatan.

"Ada yang mengada-adakan cerita dan mendesak polis memastikan anggotanya tidak ''cover up'' kes berkenaan.

Ini semua akan merungsingkan anggota keluarga mangsa dan mengelirukan masyarakat serta menimbulkan persepsi yang tidak betul.

"Janganlah jadi macam ayam yang suka berketuk sebelum bertelur. Biar polis menjalankan siasatan secara telus tanpa melindungi sesiapa bagi memastikan keadilan kepada semua pihak. "Jika siasatan mendapati pihak kami (polis) yang cuai dan melebihi kuasa yang diberikan, maka tindakan setimpal akan diambil," katanya pada sidang media di pejabatnya di Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Selangor di sini.

Dalam kejadian berkenaan kira-kira pukul 2 pagi, Amirulrasyid Amzah meninggal dunia selepas terkena tembakan anggota polis peronda apabila remaja itu dikatakan cuba melarikan diri dalam satu sekatan polis.

Khalid berkata polis merakamkan percakapan sembilan saksi berhubung kes itu dan akan merekodkan kenyataan saksi utama hari ini.

Beliau berkata pihaknya akan membincangkan kes itu bersama Timbalan Pendakwa Raya sebelum hujung minggu ini bagi mendapatkan arahan seterusnya.

Mengulas mengenai ugutan bunuh yang diterima pakar forensik United Kingdom, Dr Peter Venezis yang memberi keterangan dalam inkues kematian Teoh Beng Hock, pembantu kepada anggota Exco Selangor, Khalid berkata polis membuka siasatan di bawah Seksyen 507 Kanun Keseksaan di bawah Jenayah Peras Ugut bagi mengenalpasti suspek.

Sementara itu, Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri Batu Tiga dan anggota exco Selangor, Rodziah Ismail, berkata mesyuarat exco hari ini bersetuju menyumbangkan RM10,000 kepada keluarga Amirulrasyid atas dasar kebajikan. — Bernama

Ulasan GB

Demikian kenyataan Ketua Polis Negeri Selangor terhadap isu remaja 15 tahun yng ditembak mati oleh anggota polis.

Persoalannya, siapa yang sebelum ini menyatakan ada parang ditemui di dalam kereta mangsa? Siapa yang menyatakan remaja itu mungkin melakukan jenayah? Siapa yang membuat andaian sedemikian sebelum siasatan dijalankan? Siapa yang sebenarnya bertelur sebelum berketuk?

Khalid Abu Bakar sepatutnya bukan sahaja meletakkan jawatannya, tetapi sepatutnya dipecat dari jawatannya. Beliau tidak professional di dalam menjalankan tugasnya. Senget sebelah. Sentiasa membuat andaian-andaian yang tidak menasabah untuk rakyat mempercayainya.

Beliau juga yang sering akan mengeluarkan kenyataan-kenyataan yang melulu terhadap apa jua perhimpunan yang dianjurkan oleh Pakatan Rakyat tetapi akan memejamkan mata dan bertindak sambil lewa terhadap perhimpunan anjura UMNO BN.

Beliau tidak bertugas untuk negara, tetapi bertugas untuk kepentingan UMNO BN.



Stephen Tong's Evangelistic Rally In Sibu (唐崇荣萬人佈道会)- Part 13

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 05:00 AM PDT

Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong came to Sibu in 1983 at the invitation of Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference, Methodist Church to be the theme speaker at the First Youth Mission Camp (第一屆青年宣道大會). The mission camp was organised by MYF of SCAC and I was involved in this ministry. Praise Lord for the wonderful camp!

Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong put himself to a tight schedule during the working stay in Sibu. In the daytime, he gave theme talk at the mission camp. At night, he preached in the evangelistic rally at Padang Sukan Tuanku Haji Bujang. Deep in my memory was on the first night when we had to stand in the torrential rain and got drenched to the skin to partake of the rally. Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong called on us to keep it as a living memory.

The above poster shows Dr. Stephen Tong Evangelistic Rallies of Los Angeles in 2007.


Render unto Caesar…from Wikipedia

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 03:49 AM PDT

Render unto Caesar… From Wikipedia

"Render unto Caesar…" is the beginning of a phrase attributed to Jesus in the synoptic gospels, which reads in full, "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's"  (Matthew 22:21).

This phrase has become a widely quoted summary of the relationship between Christianity and secular authority. The original message, coming in response to a question of whether it was lawful for Jews to pay taxes to Caesar, gives rise to multiple possible interpretations about whether it is desirable for the Christian to submit to earthly authority.

Interpretations include the belief that it is good and appropriate to submit to the state when asked; that spiritual demands supersede earthly demands, but do not abolish them; that the demands of the state are non-negotiable; or that spiritual authority should maintain its independence from temporal authority, which rules by force rather than moral law.

Context

The Bible states that hostile questioners tried to trap Jesus into taking an explicit and dangerous stand on whether Jews should or should not pay taxes to the Roman occupation. They anticipated that Jesus would oppose the tax, for Luke's Gospels explains their purpose was "to hand him over to the power and authority of the governor."[3] The governor was Pilate, and he was the man responsible for the collecting of Rome's taxes in Judea. At first the questioners flattered Jesus by praising his integrity, impartiality and devotion to truth.

Then they asked him whether or not it is right for Jews to pay the taxes demanded by Caesar. In the gospel of Mark, the additional, truly provocative question is asked, "Should we pay or shouldn't we?" [4] Jesus first called them hypocrites, and then asked one of them to produce a Roman coin that would be suitable for paying Caesar's tax. One of them showed him a Roman coin, and he asked them whose name and inscription were on it. They answered, "Caesar's," and he responded "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and give to God what is God's." His interrogators were flummoxed by this authoritative (though ambiguous) answer and left disappointed.

For example, one Mennonite explained why he was not a war tax resister this way:

We are against war and do not wish to aid the war effort by conscription or by paying war taxes to the government. Doing so only helps to strengthen and perpetuate the war machine. Matthew 22:21 Jesus said "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's." Romans 13:1 "Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God and those which exist are established by God." If the law of the land is that everyone must pay war taxes then that is what we must do. It is the law! We should however, work and pray extremely hard to change the law. The ideal situation would be to have the law abolished. The alternative would be to have a choice of designating our portion of the war tax towards efforts of peacemaking. This route would be a more lawful, constructive and positive effort.



Malaysian Insider : Islamic backlash aimed at moderate Muslims

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 01:50 AM PDT

Part of Islamic backlash aimed at moderates by Zeffri Yusof

APRIL 28 — This past week has seen the spotlight turned on Islam on the world stage again.

In the United States, a "South Park" episode featuring a parody of the Prophet Muhammad saw death threats to the show's co-creators courtesy of the site Radicalmuslim.com.

However, unlike the Jyllands-Posten cartoon episode of 2007, the general public's reaction has been one of support for the show's brand of equal opportunity comedy.

Seattle satirical cartoonist Molly Norris has even proposed May 20th as "Everybody Draw Muhammad Day" and that initiative appears to be gaining ground with even schools set to join in.

In France and Belgium, laws were passed to ban the burqa in public, including for tourists. Earlier this month, a woman driver wearing hijab was for the first time fined by French police for driving while "not having a clear field of vision."

In England in late March, Muslim leaders were publicly criticised by Oxford University academic Nick Chatrath who claims that in the face of growing radicalisation in Britain, "Muslim leaders are ignoring extremists' points of view and glossing over some of the more unsavoury parts of Islam's texts."

Look a bit further back to November, you'll find Switzerland lawmakers banning the construction of new mosque minarets. At around the same time, more than 100 Western-based organisations signed a petition against the Organisation of the Islamic Conferences' (OIC) proposed United Nations resolution on blasphemy or "defamation of religions" — the clearest mass opposition to a non-conflict related UN proposal in recent memory.

Observers say these developments hint at a larger shift in the West's general attitude towards Islam and Islamic culture — one that was previously characterised by cultural relativism and tolerance, but now progressively less so.

The target of some of these retaliations have also shifted — directed less and less at the perceived radical fringe elements of Islam but more towards its mainstream, which is increasingly being accused of not doing enough to curb its more extreme co-religionists.

In Western European societies, this eroding tolerance of multiculturalism is also pushing back against what is perceived as the developing "Arabification" and Islamisation of Europe — most notably due to the superior birth rates (ratios as high as 8:1) of naturalised citizens that migrated in droves from North Africa and the Middle East in the past 30 to 40 years.

With increasing population comes increasing demands for the preservation of a traditional way of life — ones that are typically in direct contrast to modern European values.

It is beyond the scope of this article to detail the complicated sentiments that have developed over decades of open-door migration policies and an earlier lax attitude towards cultural assimilation among the Western European nations.

My own insights have been assisted by reading the late Orianna Falacci's diatribe against the Islamisation of Europe — her fist, the fiery The Rage and The Pride followed the more measured The Force of Reason. Other popular ones include Bat Ye'Or's Eurabia, Mark Steyn's America Alone and Walter Laquer's The Last Days of Europe.

As a matter of comparison these are not dissimilar to the righteous anger-tinged literature of colonised peoples who rile against what they view as the parasitic behaviour of their cultural imperialists.

Some would say it's karma and nothing short of a comeuppance for the West given its hundreds of years of transgressions on the rest of the world.

Nevertheless, these episodes collectively paint the picture of a more mainstream and public face of retaliation against Islam and its symbols in Europe and in the US.

To a great extent, they are aimed at testing both Islam and Islamic culture's insistence on exemption from criticism; something that has never gone down well with societies steeped in Freedom of Speech.

The difference is that this time more of their people's representatives are being vocal, backed by a growing majority of the public, almost as if a sieve has been breached.

Zeffri Yusof is an ex-journo and all-round informavore. Zeffri believes in the force of Reason, human goodness and dignity, and the "machahood" of man.



TO HATE OR NOT TO HATE

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 01:47 AM PDT

About month or so, I have been receiving comments aimed at discrediting me for my writings, which hitherto has not been too obvious. Personally, I do not mind their criticism of me, as I am a strong adherent and advocate of the freedom of speech and expression. I too do not take offence of anything they say against me, because I strongly believe that being human, each and everyone is born different; hence I don't expect others to have the same patience that Allah swt has bestowed upon me.

I will be acting foolish, if I were to retaliate with anger in responding to the comments made by those who are adverse to my writings. Anger is one that I do not possess, and it is quite difficult for anyone to make me angry, and those who have served me knows this too well. If there is the slightest anger, I will just turn around and walk out, rather than to be confrontational and make a fool of myself. This is exactly what my late father had taught me.

Actually, I am what I am, because I hate to lose friends…the good ones I mean. And I can assure every one of my readers that all the friends that I have are good.

With regards to the sudden surge in some 'nasty' comments from some readers, I know this will happen about a month ago. I was informed about it by someone who cares for what I do, and shares a similar desire as mine i.e. to rid the Armed Forces of corrupt officers, regardless of the rank and stature. In fact, I have a slight indication as to who these person(s) are, and I also know that they have done it not on their own accord.

To those who persist that they should go on discrediting me, my only answer to them is to please go on doing what they are suppose to do. Honestly, I am neither hurt nor offended, and I will continue to pray to Allah to give me guidance, and if I do wrong, I seek forgiveness from them and from Allah, but if they are wrong, please seek forgiveness from Allah.

CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION


Update #1 On The Pandan Perdana Pavement Upgrade

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 12:22 AM PDT

Early this morning, I received a call from Encik Zahari from the Jabatan Kejuruteraan of Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ). I had sent an email to the MPAJ on Monday to protest the lack of kerb ramps in the stretch of pavement currently being upgraded. A bus stop is located on the pavement. It is important that this particular stretch is made accessible to ensure that wheelchair users are able to get to the bus stop and catch a bus when RapidKL deploy their non-step buses to this route.

Encik Zahari gave the assurance that ramps will be built on both ends of the pavements that are being upgraded. The kerbs that have been put in place will be removed to accomodate the ramps. There would not have been a need to remove the kerbs had it been done correctly in the first place. I told him that the gradients of the ramps should have a ratio of 1:15 or less. They should gentle enough for wheelchair users to traverse up independently. I have seen bad ramps all over Kuala Lumpur, especially those done by Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL). These ramps are too steep and are not seamless from road to pavement. There is usually a small step from the road to the ramp. That may cause a wheelchair going up to tip backwards.

From this episode, it is apparent that the authorities have not taken the issues of access for disabled people into account. There should not even be a need for me to remind the parties concerned that public facilities should be inclusive, more so when new infrastructure is being built or when the existing ones are being upgraded. Accessible facilities should have been the norm. In Malaysia's march to becoming a developed nation, we cannot, should not, ignore the fact that disabled people still have to struggle with third world infrastructure. The "developing nation" status has no meaning when a segment of the population are still marginalised in so many ways.

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Malaysian Insider : Shakira heads to Arizona to back immigrant rights

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 01:13 AM PDT

Shakira heads to Arizona to back immigrant rights

CONGRATUATION SHAKIRA for your kindheart.

LOS ANGELES, April 28 — Colombian-born pop star Shakira (pic) will meet with the mayor of Phoenix this week

  • to help campaign against a new Arizona law
  • cracking down on illegal immigration, a member of the mayor's staff said yesterday.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will speak with Mayor Phil Gordon, a strong critic of the new law, and other city officials tomorrow afternoon, a spokesman for the mayor said.

Shakira, best known for her hit singles "Hips Don't Lie" and "Whenever, Wherever", was also expected to meet with families who could be affected by the Arizona law.

Representatives for the singer declined to comment on her visit to Arizona.

The newly enacted immigration statute there has come under fire from -

  1. Hispanic groups,
  2. organised labour
  3. and civil liberties activists

who charge the measure is unconstitutional and will lead to ethnic profiling. — Reuters



SPRM Dibidas Tutup Kes Rasuah RM10 juta Tee Kiat

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 12:53 AM PDT

Ahli Parlimen Klang, Charles Santiago mempersoal tindakan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) yang dilihat cuba melindungi Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat dari dikaitkan dengan skandal rasuah Zon Bebas Pelabuhan Klang (PKFZ).

Beliau berkata tindakan itu jelek berikutan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Kuala Dimensi Sdn. Bhd, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing sudah menyerahkan segala bukti berkaitan, malah hal itu dinyatakan pada sidang Parlimen.

"Dia (Tiong) telah memberi beberapa bukti yang mengatakan duit itudiberi kepada orang pertengahan dan ada orang nampak wang itu diberi kepada Tee Keat. Saya terkejut dengan kenyataan SPRM," katanya kepada TV Selangor, hari ini.

SPRM membuat pengumuman semalam yang mereka menutup kes siasatan terhadap Menteri Pengangkutan, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat yang didakwa menerima 10 juta daripada Tiong .

Tee Keat kemudian mengesahkan beliau menerima surat makluman pada 22 April lalu yang mengatakan SPRM tiada bukti yang dapat mengaitkan beliau dengan dakwaan itu.

Tahun lalu, SPRM memanggil Tee Keat untuk disoal siasat berhubung skandal PKFZ atas dakwaan beliau menerima RM10 juta daripada Tiong untuk aktiviti MCA.

Ketika itu, Tee Keat adalah Presiden MCA manakala Kuala Dimensi adalah kontraktor utama bagi pembinaan PKFZ. -TVS


SPRM tutup kes Tee Keat terima RM10 juta

PUTRAJAYA, 27 April — Menteri Pengangkutan Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat (gambar) berkata siasatan oleh Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia terhadap beliau kerana didakwa menerima RM10 juta daripada Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, telah ditutup dan tiada siasatan lanjut.

Katanya perkara itu dimaklumkan kepada beliau oleh SPRM dalam surat yang diterimanya pada 22 April lalu yang menyatakan bahawa tiada bukti yang dapat mengaitkan beliau dengan dakwaan berkenaan.

"Kes ini saya dimaklumkan bahawa ianya telah tamat siasatan dan tidak akan dilanjutkan siasatannya. Tiada sebarang bukti yang membuktikan tuduhan-tuduhan liar itu," katanya kepada pemberita selepas melancarkan kempen "Red Means Stop" anjuran Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya bersama Sun Media Corporation Sdn Bhd di sini hari ini.

Tahun lepas, SPRM memanggil Ong untuk disoal siasat berhubung skandal Zon Bebas Pelabuhan Klang (PKFZ) dan dakwaan kononnya beliau menerima RM10 juta daripada Tiong untuk aktiviti MCA. Ketika itu Ong adalah Presiden MCA manakala Kuala Dimensi adalah kontraktor utama bagi pembinaan PKFZ.

"Kini telah pun jelas senario sebenarnya, walaupun jawapan ini saya terima agak lewat sedangkan saya sedia maklum kes ini telahpun tamat siasatannya agak awal sebelum ini.

"Tanpa atas apa sebab, saya baru dapat maklum balas atau jawapan pada 22 April lalu," katanya.

Ditanya sama ada beliau kecewa lewat menerima surat jawapan daripada SPRM, Ong berkata: "Sepanjang hayat kita ini, cukup banyak kekecewaan, rintihan itu ada, kecewa jangan.

"Kalau inilah yang berlaku yang menimpa kita, kita kena juga berdepan dengannya dengan penuh ketabahan." — Bernama



Zaid Fail Petisyen, Saman Utusan Dan SPR

Posted: 27 Apr 2010 11:13 PM PDT

Petaling Jaya: Datuk Zaid Ibrahim akan menfailkan saman terhadap akhbar Utusan Malaysia kerana melabelkan beliau seorang "kaki botol" dan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) kerana mendakwa mempunyai bukti bahawa SPR menyeleweng dalam pilihan raya baru-baru ini.

Beliau juga akan menfailkan petisyen pilihan raya kepada mahkamah agar mengistiharkan keputusan pilihan raya Hulu Selangor adalah tidak sah.

Calon PKR kerusi parlimen Hulu Selangor itu berkata, tindakan keterlaluan Utusan Malaysia jelas menjejaskan imej beliau dan tindakan sambil lewa SPR juga membuatkan tiada ketelusan di dalam pilihan raya itu.

"Saya akan menfailkan saman melalui peguam saya terhadap ahkbar Utusan Malaysia dan juga SPR pada minggu depan.

"Saya tidak seperti BN yang akan menyaman berjuta-juta, saya akan menyaman mereka dengan nilai RM 1 sahaja kerana mereka tidak mempunyai nilai," katanya dalam sidang media di rumahnya di sini, pagi tadi.

Zaid berkata, pembohongan dan penyelewengan merasuah pengundi perlu diambil tindakan segara agar perkara sedemikian tidak akan berlaku pada pilihan raya-pilihan raya akan datang.

Tambahan beliau, kemenangan BN adalah tidak sah kerana BN telah menabur rasuah yang ketara kepada rakyat di Hulu Selangor dan ia menunjukkan tiada keadilan dalam pilihan raya tersebut.

" Saya mengambil keputusan menyaman mereka yang berkaitan kerana menyebarkan kenyataan fitnah yang keterlaluan mengaibkan saya pada pandangan masyarakat.

" Manakala tindakan menyaman SPR adalah kerana tidak berlaku adil pada calon-calon yang terlibat dalam pilihan raya terutamanya pada pihak pembangkang.

" Apabila dibeli dengan wang yang lumayan, semua yang terlibat akan termakan budi yang dirasuahkan agar memilih parti tersebut walaupun tidak diyakini oleh rakyat," katanya lagi.

Menurutnya lagi, jika wujudnya penyelewengan pilihan raya sebegini, pemilihan calon yang melibatkan seseorang individu tidak mempunyai erti dan calon yang tidak berkempen menabur rasuah tidak akan memenangi setiap pilihan raya yang diadakan.

" Saya mengingatkan agar rakyat dapat menilai sepenuhnya siapakah yang mempunyai ketulusan menjadi pemimpin sebenar tanpa berlaku penyelewengan di negara ini mahupun melibatkan rakyat untuk turut berkompromi menelan rasuah penyelewengan bersama BN.

" Rakyat perlu mengatahui pembohongan BN bersama kerajaannya yang akan terpancar selepas ini di Hulu Selangor nanti kerana segara janji-janji BN tidak mungkin akan ditunaikan kepada rakyat yang telah termakan pembohongan BN," katanya. -FMT


A FAMILY'S ANGUISH: Is police trained to train the gun on SUSPECTS??!!

Posted: 27 Apr 2010 10:30 PM PDT

Yet another 'high-profile' death that involves the police and suspected criminals!

First, Kugan.

Now, 15-year-old student Aminulrasyid Amzah.

Who will be the next innocent victim to 'fall prey'?




What a tragedy!


A Cool Calm Kuantan ( Updated sikit )

Posted: 28 Apr 2010 06:12 AM PDT

The weather? Cooling..not blazing hot as before..tak pakai sun block pun tak terbakar kulit!

Two groups have spread out their attacks..nothing and no powerful choking sprays can stop their numbers.

The row of shops near the Alliance Bank Berserah are being bombarded by armies of mosquitoes.
According to witnesses, they are indifferent towards Shieldtox or whatever mosquito aerosols, mosquito coils or any plugged-in mosquito repellant.
Jess my prepaid lady shopowner complained that they just zoom in and poke you straight away..haha..no soft approach or tunggu2 anymore!

Hopefully, the MPK can come and do some fogging..up to now, they're having a Brazilian carramba dance out there..and a feast too..I had to drink my fruit juice standing, otherwise..they were already feeding on my swollen ankles!

Yesterday, I brought my daughter to the Chan Dental Clinic in town. I love Doc Chan. He makes me want to go the dentist everyday..the only hurdle is that my budget is limited.
If you go and see him for any dental problems, you'll never be afraid to see the dentist ever again.

While waiting for Hannan, I first went to a nearby Malay coffee-shop.
MPK must check food premises in town more regularly..
The teh tarik was really not nice..it was not only barely hot, there was something not right with the drink. I'm sure I'm not that fussy.

I left immediately after a few sips and tried another shop at the other end..a mamak restaurant.
My goodness...there were flies all over all the tables..landing and taking off like the 2nd World War airplanes..Roger, over and out!!

I believe its the season where the mosquitoes and the flies are in session..they've probably divided their territories.." engkorang serang sana, kitaorang bomb sini!"..
So MPK..hurry!
We do not want the dengue fever to increase in Kuantan nor any significant health problems caused by the lalat geng!

I love Kuantan!
So slow paced and relaxing..you take your life one day at a time..

p.s. Wanted to blog about my brother Nain's birthday today..I had send him my birthday wishes via sms after Era alerted me..
Fortunately Nain corrected me and replied he not chet come out..tomorrow at 4am only..hehehe


Hannan's Apple Pie...masuk aben pukul 6 lebih tadi.

Sharing an sms from my adik, Raha, a short while ago..

Raha: Salam. Hope all's well on ur side. (1) A.Nain's bday 29th (2) Read ur blog dtd 26th. Kebetulan it wud've have been arwah mak's 85th bday. I felt I had to share w u that on d pagi mak meninggal, tgn dia dlm keadaan menadah (berdoa).When I cium her cold dahi, mulut dia as though baru habis wirid. She never left her prayers, quran recital. She did all those lying on bed. I pray I'll die like mak. Till d end dia tak lupa Allah. She died pun Prof Wan yg alim sama2 mengucap dgn dia. Fikir2 balik n stupid as it sounds, I never thot she'd die so soon.

Me: U mean 2 say it was mum's birthday n I tak perasan? Ya Allah!

Raha: Penat aja I dok sms kat nkorang. Jari I kontot not of piano tapi dok sms...

Me: Hahahaha


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