Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Polis Barua UMNO" Sebabkan Suhaizan Dilokap

"Polis Barua UMNO" Sebabkan Suhaizan Dilokap

"Polis Barua UMNO" Sebabkan Suhaizan Dilokap

Posted: 08 May 2010 10:09 AM PDT

Gara-gara menggunakan perkataan "polis barua Umno", Ketua Penerangan Pemuda PAS pusat, Suhaizan Kayat ditahan dalam lokap sepanjang malam tadi.

Beliau dilepaskan tengah hari ini selepas ditahan lebih sembilan jam di Balai Polis Johor Baru Utara.

Segala-galanya tercetus selepas beliau mempertikaikan tindakan polis membuat sekatan jalan di Taman Dahlia, Kempas Johor Baru malam tadi ketika ceramah Ketua Umum Pakatan Rakyat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

"Mengapa perlu begitu ramai anggota polis membuat sekatan jalan raya di sini?

"Adakah kerana yang memberi ceramah itu pembangkang maka mereka (polis) membuat sekatan jalan raya?" katanya ketika dihubungi The Malaysian Insider.

Menurut beliau, kehadiran sebegitu ramai anggota polis di kawasan tersebut menyebabkan kesesakan lalu lintas sesak selain mengganggu perjalanan ceramah.

"Sebelum ini kita pernah buat ceramah di kawasan ini tetapi tidak ada pula begitu ramai anggota polis yang mengawal, mengapa keadaan itu berlaku sekarang?" katanya.

Beliau berkata, sekatan jalan raya itu bermula pada pukul 7 petang dan ia melibatkan laluan-laluan utama di Taman Dahlia.

"Sepatutnya mereka (polis) kekang jenayah bukannya penceramah.

"Kalau dulu sekatan ini digunakan untuk menghalang komunis daripada masuk kampung untuk mendapatkan bekalan.

"Tapi itu semua sudah berlalu dan sudah tidak perlu lagi dibuat pada zaman sekarang kecuali untuk menangkap penjenayah," katanya.

Suhaizan berkata, berang dengan kehadiran sebegitu ramai anggota polis beliau telah melabelkan mereka sebagai "barua" Umno dalam ucapannya.

"Saya memang tidak berpuas hati dengan situasi tersebut dan dalam ucapan saya memanggil polis seperti barua Umno.

"Tindakan saya itu menyebabkan lapan anggota polis naik ke pentas lalu menangkap saya sebelum masukkan saya ke dalam lokap di Balai Polis Johor Baru Utara malam tadi,"
katanya yang telah dilepaskan kira-kira pukul 12 tengah hari ini dengan jaminan polis.

Tambahnya, ketika ditahan kira-kira sembilan jam beliau mendapat kerjasama yang baik dengan anggota polis.

Star Wars, 2 minutes, LEGO

Posted: 08 May 2010 09:52 AM PDT

The original Star Wars trilogy, told in 2:13 minutes, plenty of LEGO~s.

[Video via Dzine123@Youtube] Awesome.

Star Wars, 2 minutes, LEGO from YeinJee's Asian Blog

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OCs for 12,000 unit per year in Penang

Posted: 08 May 2010 08:50 AM PDT

During the Q & A session in the Penang State Assembly meeting, I said that more than 12,000 unit of houses were build in Penang for year 2008 and 2009 respectively. I repeated the message while delivering the speech for the IN Property Fair at Queensbay Mall.

北馬 2010-05-08 11:30

黃漢偉(中)詳細聆聽SUNWAY CITY總經理楊連基(左)介紹房屋計劃,右為莊雪芬。(圖:星洲日報)










Second shooting since the case of Aminulrasyid Amzah - SAC1 says sorry

Posted: 08 May 2010 07:48 AM PDT

Yet another teenager has been shot at by the police but this time in a rare show of humility and compassion Negeri Sembilan's top cop, SAC1 Osman Salleh apologised for the action of the officer concerned.

He has also apologised to the family and said that the shooting should never have happened.

Sadly, in the case of Aminulrasyid Amzah, no apology from the police has yet been recorded.

Why can't Musa Hassan and Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar be like Negeri Sembilan's top cop, SAC1 Osman Salleh? Too proud to say sorry, I guess.

Response to Najib’s Call to “Abandon” Helping Selected Bumiputera Businessman

Posted: 08 May 2010 07:42 AM PDT

I applaud Najib's statement of wanting to help more than just a few well-connected Bumiputera businessmen as is currently the case when awarding contracts or equity.  There is a need to assist genuine and deserving businessman instead of supporting a few elite or politically connected UMNO or BN businessman.

I would like to see this effort become a reality as soon as possible as this is what PR has been fighting for.  This effort must be implemented for awarding contracts in all ministries, starting with the Prime Minister's Ministry,  Government Linked Companies, agencies, institutions at the federal level. However, our support is conditioned upon Najib's proposed implementation method. As reflected in previous announcements,  Najib's statement is again scant on details, hence it's best for him to rectify this soonest by sharing implementation details.

We believe that important statements by Najib from now on must be accompanied by clear enumeration of way forward  and its mechanisms, lest it be left as statements of grandeur without the political will to see it through and potentially reversed such as the recent  proposal  to implement GST.

Najib's statement has vindicated PR's calls for reform, and is an admission of BN's past abuse of power exemplified by the flawed implementation of the NEP. It is therefore crucial that Najib engages directly with PR lawmakers, in line with his 1 Malaysia rhetoric.

Such important statements should be made in parliament, instead of a particular constituency such as Permatang Pauh, especially considering all questions regarding NEAC were fielded in parliament during Najib's calculated absence throughout the debate.  The chosen timing on the eve of elections and venue also begs the question of the sincerity and seriousness of the announcement.

Apart from Najib's suggestion of improving business networking, Pakatan Rakyat believes that transparency measures are absolutely necessary to ensure success. Prior to Najib's suggestion, within two years of its administration in Penang, the PR government, though without much fanfare, had already instituted an open tender system which has benefited genuine and deserving contractors, including Malay businessman.   67% of tenders were awarded to Malay businessman, or  60% of total tender value awarded.

Therefore,  I suggest a similar model at the federal level be implemented, with features as shown below to be considered:

1)     Award contracts by open tenders, considering both technical and commercial merit

2)     Provide a list of UMNO and BN division or branch members who have been benefitted from government contracts and equity in the past 3 year and make public their contractual or company performance to remove doubts of political favouritism

3)     Introduce a new method for measuring the extent of Bumiputera participation instead of relying on share of equity.

I like grandeur announcements, but it's time to match those with real time action.

P.212 Sibu By-Election - Part 7

Posted: 08 May 2010 07:41 AM PDT

Today is nomination day for P212 Sibu by-election.
The Election Commission used Sibu Civic Centre as the nomination centre. I noted on my way to office this morning that road blocks and traffic diversions had started to pave way for the contesting political parties to put up big show of support. My wife was later caught in between the road closure and it took her almost half an hour to reach home.
Both BN and PR put up huge show of support on their way to the nomination centre. This was expected in view of the by-election getting increasingly tense. All the big guns of the two fronts have moved in to station in Sibu to take charge of the close fight.
The strategy of PR is very much change-centred. BN, on the other hand, appears to strategise on development. Which one would likely to appeal to the electorate more?
This by-election is a three-cornered fight. Narawi Haron, an independent, is very much playing a run-together role. He is destined to have his deposit forfeited.
Photo: Steve Ling

Isu kehilangan Kereta KPN Selangor - Beberapa Persoalan

Posted: 08 May 2010 06:05 AM PDT

Kereta ketua polis S'gor yang dicuri dijumpai

Kereta rasmi Ketua Polis Selangor, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar yang hilang dua hari lalu berjaya dijumpai semula hari ini.

Kereta jenis Perdana V6 berwarna hitam itu ditemui di tepi jalan Prima Damansara, Sungai Buloh pada jam 8.45 pagi oleh anggota polis ketika membuat rondaan di kawasan berkenaan.

Sebuah nota ditinggalkan di atas dashboard keretaa yang berbunyi: "Sorry PDRM tersilap sapu."

Kereta itu dan kandungannya, termasuk beberapa topi polis berada dalam keadaan yang sama sebelum dicuri.

Menurut timbalan pengarah, jabatan siasatan jenayah Selangor, Asst Comm Khaw Kok Chin, polis masih menyiasat sama ada sindiket mencuri kereta terbabit dengan kehilangan itu.

Ketua Polis Daerah Shah Alam ACP Nor Azam Jamaluddin ketika dihubungi Bernama berkata kereta itu kelihatan ditinggalkan dalam keadaan baik, malah nombor pletnya pun tidak diubah.

Menurutnya kereta itu akan dibawa kembali ke Shah Alam.

Pada 6 Mei lalu, kereta rasmi Khalid (kanan) dilaporkan hilang dipercayai dicuri ketika diletakkan di tempat letak kereta di Seksyen 9, Shah Alam.

Ketika kejadian, pemandunya yang membawa kereta berkenaan sedang bersarapan di sebuah restoran manakala Khalid pula tiada di tempat kejadian ketika kecurian berlaku kerana berada di Singapura atas urusan kerja.

Ulasan GB

Kes "kehilangan sementara" kereta rasmi KPN Selangor ini mendedahkan banyak perkara.

1) KPN Selangor yang celupar sejak akhir-akhir ini terutama mempertahankan anggota polis yang menembak remaja bernama Aminul-Rasyid Amzah wajar mengambil iktibar bahawa, bukan saja "kereta" anda boleh hilang, malah jawatan anda juga boleh juga "hilang". - Ada sedakan KPN Selangor ini dengan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Musa Hassan dipecat dari jawatannya kerana isu tembakan Aminul-Rasyid.

2) "Negligence" - kecuaian pemandunya, yang sepatutnya boleh dikenakan tindakan.

3) Tiada butiran tentang ketiadaan KPN Selangor selain dari berada di Singapura atas urusan kerja. Nanti rakyat boleh mencungkil urusan polis apa di Singapura.

4) Mujur kereta itu dipulangkan pencurinya, tetapi ada nota "Sorry PDRM tersilap sapu." Apa ertinya?

5) Kecurian kereta ini nampaknya menjelaskan jenayah "berlaku depan mata" dan di "waktu siang hari" serta "tidak mengenal mangsa". Justeru kenyataan sebelum ini menyatakan kadar jenayah menurun adalah penipuan semata-mata.

Pantai Tower

Posted: 08 May 2010 05:13 AM PDT

To those who alerted me on Pantai Tower's defacement, –Rocky Bru & Noraina Samad, thank you!! We're on it, down with Vandalism!

Keep on the look out, guys

Izzah – out-

Spend vs Save

Posted: 08 May 2010 03:01 AM PDT

I was on my way from the carpark to the gym... I came across a billboard stated "Do you spend more or save more during a sales period?" I personally thinks that one is pending more than saving... :p

So what is your take? Are you a shopaholic?

Shop shop shop until drop
Swap swap swap until end of credit
Cry Cry Cry until get the helping hand.

Lagi Polis Tembak Remaja. Sampai Bila Kerajaan Mahu Bertegas?

Posted: 08 May 2010 04:15 AM PDT

Seorang konstabel polis digantung tugas dan ditahan selepas didakwa menembak remaja remaja berusia 17 tahun yang enggan memberhentikan motosikalnya ketika dikejar kereta peronda di persimpangan Kampung Ujong Pasir, Jalan Seremban-Jelebu, 3.30 pagi tadi.

Anggota polis itu dipercayai baru berkhidmat kira-kira setahun.

Ketua Polis Negeri, Datuk Osman Salleh berkata, anggota polis berkenaan digantung tugas serta merta kerana melepaskan tembakan tanpa sebab kukuh dirinya terancam.

"Saya menganggap kejadian ini sebagai kesalahan menggunakan kuasa. Saya kesal dengan insiden ini kerana anggota terbabit telah menembak tanpa justifikasi yang telah ditetapkan oleh Ketua Polis Negara. Saya juga ingin meminta maaf kepada pihak keluarga mangsa," katanya.

Cedera parah

Pada kejadian itu, Mohd. Azizi Aziz, 17 cedera parah di bahagian perut setelah terkena tembakan yang dilepaskan seorang anggota polis keran enggan berhenti.

"Berikutan itu, polis telah melepaskan satu das tembakan dan kena pada bahagian perut sehingga tembus ke bahagian usus," kata Osman kepada pemberita.

Mangsa yang dipercayai berasal dari Senawang itu menjalani pembedahan di perut dan usus kini berada dalam keadaan stabil di Hospital Tuanku Jaafar (HTJ) Seremban.

Osman berkata mangsa dalam satu kumpulan kira-kira 20 orang yang menaiki motosikal berhampiran sebuah pasaraya di Jalan Datuk Siamang Gagap dan kumpulan itu berpecah apabila terserempak dengan sebuah kereta peronda polis, manakala angsa melarikan diri arah Jalan Seremban-Jelebu.

"Anggota polis yang melepaskan tembakan ini mendakwa dia melepaskan tembakan amaran tetapi dalam keadaan kereta yang laju dan mangsa juga menunggang motosikal secara bahaya.

"Satu das tembakan telah dilepaskan dan selepas kira-kira dua kilometer baru mangsa dapat ditahan dan mendapati mangsa terkena tembakan di bahagian perut."

Mengulas kejadian itu Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop yang ditemui Bernama ketika merasmikan lapang sasar polis bantuan Felda di Felda Bukit Rokan berkata Kementerian Dalam Negeri (KDN) dan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) tidak bertolak ansur dalam kes tersebut.

"Bagi kita, perkara ini sangat serius. Kita akan meneruskan dengan siasatan dahulu. Kalau anggota polis terbabit terbukti bersalah, kita akan mengambil tindakan mengikut prosedur yang diperuntukkan.

"Dalam kes ini kita masih menyiasat dan buat masa ini anggota polis terbabit telah ditahan kerja," katanya.

Bapa terkilan

Abu Seman turut melawat mangsa di HTJS. Beliau meluangkan masa kira-kira setengah jam untuk melihat keadaan mangsa.

Turut hadir Osman dan dua anggota exco kerajaan negeri Datuk Ismail Lasim dan Datuk Ismail Taib.

Sementara itu, Bernama melaporkan ayah mangsa, Aziz Omar, 42, berkata beliau sangat sedih dengan kejadian yang menimpa anaknya itu.

"Saya dihubungi pihak hospital pada pukul 4.20 pagi tadi yang menyatakan anak saya mengalami kecederaan dan kini berada di hospital. Saya kemudian bergegas ke hospital dan baru mendapat tahu bahawa anak saya cedera ditembak polis.

"Dalam hal ini saya amat terkilan kerana yang menghubungi saya adalah pihak hospital tapi mengapa tidak polis. Mohd Azizi adalah anak sulung daripada enam orang adik beradik," katanya. -mk

Ulasan GB

Kejadian-kejadian seumpama di atas akan terus berlaku jika polis terutama KPN masih terus mempertahankan egoismanya di dalam kejadian salah-laku penggunaan senjata api oleh para anggotanya.

Kita tak tahu berapa ramai lagi yang perlu dikorbankan untuk mencelikkan mata PM dan menteri-menteri UMNO BN yang masih bersikap apethetik dengan tidak mengambil tindakan tegas terhadap KPN.

Doctors 'cause blood pressure to rise' - bbc online

Posted: 08 May 2010 03:51 AM PDT

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Kickdefella Alat BN Untuk Gugat Kelantan

Posted: 08 May 2010 03:10 AM PDT

Dakwaan penulis blog Kickdefella, Syed Azizi Syed Abdul Aziz (gambar) bahawa PAS membelanjakan wang kerajaan negeri Kelantan sebanyak RM4 juta kononnya bagi tujuan Operasi Perang Saraf adalah tidak berasas serta bertentangan dengan realiti.

"Syed Azidi telah memberi gambaran lima orang terlibat bersamanya dan memberikan dana RM4 juta dalam bentuk wang, peralatan, bangunan dan sebagainya.

"Jika dibandingkan dengan ahli PAS, saya boleh mengaitkan seorang ahli yang telah membelanjakan sejumlah wang yang besar untuk membeli sebuah bangunan untuk kegunaan yayasan dan wang yang digunakan adalah wang ahli itu sendiri.

"Dari mana pula datangnya fitnah PAS membelanjakan wang rakyat?" tanya Khalid pada sidang media di pejabat beliau Khamis lalu.

Khalid menerangkan siasatan awal parti menunjukkan lima individu yang dituduh oleh penulis blog itu sebagai kroninya merupakan beberapa individu yang mempunyai reputasi yang baik di arena politik.

"Mereka sentiasa memberikan sumbangan daripada wang mereka sendiri yang digunakan untuk membeli pelbagai kegunaan dan juga untuk kebajikan masyarakat," kata beliau.

Menurut Khalid lagi, salah seorang peguam yang digambarkan oleh Syed Azizi hampir sama seperti rakan sepejuangannya di dalam PAS dan rakannya hanya menunggu sahaja untuk blogger itu mengungkitkan namanya.

"Sebaik sahaja Syed Azidi menyebut namanya, dia akan terus mendakwa Syed Azidi di mahkamah kerana menburukkan namanya," tambah Khalid.

Menurut Khalid, dakwaan Syed Azidi bertujuan supaya Suruhanjaya Pencegfahan Rasuah Malaysia menahan dan menyoalsiasat pemimpin Kelantan dan memburukkan nama mereka.

Insiden ini, katanya, sama seperti apa yang berlaku di Perak semasa Pakatan Rakyat memerintah di mana Umno-Barisan Nasional menuduh dua anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri KEADILAN menyalahguna dana dan memperbesarkan isu ini sehingga menyebabkan KEADILAN kehilangan dua ADUN kepada BN.

Peristiwa ini menyebabkan Pakatan Rakyat Perak hilang majoriti dan terpaksa menyerahkan Perak kepada BN.

"Yang peliknya bagaimana tuduhan yang dibuat oleh SPRM kepada dua bekas ADUN KEADILAN itu hilang begitu sahaja apabila mereka menyertai BN.

"Ini jelas menunjukkan salah satu taktik kotor BN yang digunakan untuk merampas kuasa kerajaan Pakatan Rakyat Perak," jelas beliau. -SK

Really? Drop in crime index? Even Selangor CPO's car was stolen! Ooops

Posted: 08 May 2010 02:46 AM PDT

Two days ago, BERNAMA reported:
Parliament: Drop In Crime Index For First Four Months Of 2010

Today, we've got news @ The Malaysian Insder
Selangor CPO's car found

CPO should thank his lucky stars that his car was 'returned' to him by the thieves. They even put a note in its dashboard that read:
"Sorry PDRM tesilap sapu (Sorry PDRM it was a mistake)."

Bon Voyage

Posted: 08 May 2010 01:13 AM PDT

After 4 years here in USM, finally I'm finished. But really hope I can graduate this August. Amen.

Anyway, I'm now entering my 3rd phase of life as soon-to-be working adult. The word ADULT is kinda scary.But yeah, I'm going to miss my uni's life. But anyway, it has nurtured me into more matured person.

Anyway, I don't want to talk much as I really looking forward going back home tomorrow.

Good luck to all my friends who will be graduating and to my juniors, good luck for another few years. Ha ha ha ha.

p/s: I'm officially jobless at the moment T_T

This is where Aminulraysid lived… and a Malay-Muslim neighbourhood

Posted: 08 May 2010 12:45 AM PDT

By Sheridan Mahavera
May 07, 2010
SHAH ALAM, May 7 — By most accounts there was nothing eye-catching about him. Not the way he spoke, how he ribbed his friends or how he dressed.
Aminulrasyid Amzah was quite simply a quiet, diminutive 14-year-old schoolboy, according to those who lived around him and who saw him last.
If he was part of your school-yard group, he would have been one of the followers. Not the one everyone bullied but certainly not the one with the zaniest jokes, the one who got all the girls' phone numbers or the one who shaped opinions.      
He is remembered as being a part of the many regular groups of schoolboys who roamed the neighbourhood after class. Who ate out with their families at the community's food court and who haunted the cybercafés.
In essence, he was part of the scenery of Shah Alam's Section 11. One of this Malay-Muslim city's oldest neighbourhoods and which is known for its seamless mix of working class and upscale houses.
That is what has rankled many in Section 11 — that others are trying to force them to believe something which they feel they know as intimately as their backyards.
It is not just that his death is a tragedy; it is also the conflicting reports surrounding it.
What the authorities say happened on the day clashes with the accounts of eye-witnesses who saw the boy's car being chased and peppered with bullets, and who saw how the wreck sat in the drain.
And then there is the part about him being called an armed robber.
According to those who saw him last that day and night, some of them who also saw the car chase, it would be a stretch to believe he was a hardcore criminal who had to be put down.
One resident, who attended the boy's burial prayers and who knew the family, summarised the sentiment succinctly:
"This did not happen in some oil palm estate or some jungle. It happened in Section 11. People saw it and people here are not easily fooled".
People who know the score  
Aminulrasyid's car crashed into the partially uprooted tree on the left before plunging into the drain. — Pictures by Sheridan Mahavera
During the early years of Shah Alam, Section 11 was commonly and mistakenly known as an "elite" neighbourhood. There were just as many low-cost single storey and double terrace houses as there were bungalows. Other neighbourhoods had the same mix, but somehow the reputation stuck. One reason may be its high population of civil servants, from clerks to director-generals, as the city is Selangor's administrative capital. There are also clusters of homes belonging to senior Armed Forces and police officers.
A good one-third of those civil servants are lecturers in Universiti Institut Teknologi Mara (UiTM).
Till today, the mamak stalls at the middle of Section 11 are filled with knots of grey-haired pensioners sipping teh tarik and discussing everything from the New Economic Model to Sodomy II.
Essentially, it is a neighbourhood that not only reads all the newspapers, says a long-time resident, they routinely read between the lines because they themselves have worked in the ministries and agencies that are in the news.
Many of the old families, such as Aminulrasyid's, eat at the same restaurants, go to the same surau and send their kids to the same schools, and this creates a loose network that gossips about things such as the alleged Najib-Muhyiddin rivalry or the Cabinet ministers' wives.
So when they read in the papers that "a parang was found in Aminulrasyid's car" red flags immediately go up. For these people, "finding a parang in the car" is a phrase they tend to associate with high-level deceit.
"I was at the surau for the burial prayers. Tell me, if he was really a criminal like how they say he was, how come there was a police motorcade that escorted the body to the cemetery?
"A police department cannot justify sending a motorcade to the funeral of a 'criminal'," says the resident, a well-known community leader.
Aminulrasyid was shot dead by policemen in the early hours of April 26 in the car he was driving.
According to reports, he had been chased by two patrol cars from Section 7 and was on his way home.
His friend, Azamuddin Omar, 15, who was in the passenger seat claims when a bullet hit Aminulrasyid in head, his foot was still on the accelerator and this forced the car to crash into a drain.      
However, the policemen claimed Aminulrasyid tried to reverse the car into them and that was when they shot him. The policemen also claimed they found a parang in the vehicle.
Aminulrasyid's family disputes this.
One of the community leader's friends remarked that if, from the start, the government admitted that the shooting was an accident and that there would be reparations, there could have been more forgiveness.
Instead, in conversations about what happened, the "c" word is liberally used.
"Who do they think we are? We know what a 'cover-up' looks like. They contradict themselves. The whole neighbourhood feels this way".  
And they're not afraid to let the authorities know, either. When the Home Ministry independent panel visited the crash site on Jalan Tarian, the community figure was there to offer them his two sen's worth.
"There was even a couple who came out of their house, and together, we upbraided one of the members. The guy tried to unsuccessfully plug the government line but we told him off.
"We know the real story about the Anwar's (Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim) trials and Altantunya (Shariibuu, the murdered Monogolian model). And this thing looks the same.
Jalan Tarian which Aminulrasyid turned into fronts a bustling commercial lot with all-night restaurants.
"I was there when it happened"  On his drive back home, Aminulrasyid turned into Jalan Tarian and headed to his house on Jalan Mak Yong.
Opposite that turn into Jalan Tarian, is Section 11's eatery hub, which at 2am, is still doing roaring business.
The staff at two of its well-known restaurants can recount how they heard fire-cracker-like pops of gunfire that riddled the boy's car, how they saw the car wobbling after all the tyres were shot out and how it was stuck in the drain after it crashed.
"It wasn't a high speed chase. The boy's car seemed to be cruising at maybe 60kph and the police car was right behind his, firing at the car," says a waiter at one of the restaurants who witnessed the incident.
Coincidentally, these eateries are frequented by the families of Section 11 and the ex-director-generals, lecturers, and surau figures who shape collective opinion in the neighbourhood.
The intellectual inclination of the latter to speculate — combined with the accounts of these waiters, cooks and cashiers — creates the entrenched view that the government is not, and some say will not, come clean about the incident.
These eateries are where Aminulrasyid is seen every day. Either "lepakking" with his pals or having dinner with his mother and siblings.
The staff and the owners of the restaurant even know that Aminulrasyid's father died of a heart attack some years back, that the family keeps to themselves but whose members seem close.
The familiarity in this case between the eatery and the family breeds a sense of togetherness, like he was part of the place.
It probably explains why the waiters, owners and customers of these eateries can appear unconcerned about the fact that a boy his age was out at such a late hour.
Even some of the elders The Malaysian Insider spoke to pooh-poohed the notion that teens should be home at a certain hour.
"So what if they were out late? They aren't bad boys. They're not Mat Rempit. They were just watching football," says one elderly resident and ex-civil servant.
The same ex-civil servant explained that one cannot compare Shah Alam to Petaling Jaya or Kuala Lumpur. There are no pimps, there are no prostitutes and you will not see drug peddlers walking the streets. The women generally wear clothes that cover everything from their wrists to their ankles.
There are no cinemas, pubs, bars or karaoke joints. The Mat Rempits of Shah Alam are mostly harmless UiTM students, not the packs of hopped-up fiends that terrorise the roads of KL.
It is probably because the city is so drab that parents are lulled into thinking that it is alright for their teens to be out late.
"There are no troubled teens here in Section 11. 'Semua terkawal' (everything is under control)," says Abdullah Md Ali, chairman of the Seksyen 11 surau.
Jaga tepi kain or jaga anak orang  
Though emotions are still raw in Section 11, the surau committee official says that after 100 days, many would have forgotten the incident.
"I'm not being mean, it's just the nature of things. The 100-day rule."
In a busy neighbourhood such as Section 11, it is hard not to agree with him as a hectic urban lifestyle tends to ensure that events get steamrolled over by newer events.
In a way, this pace hides a dilemma about Section 11.  It is that modern Malaysian problem of trying to strike a balance between that almost too-close vigilance of the old Malaysian village and the shuttered privacy of the city.
Shah Alam's Malays, after all, grew up in villages where neighbours would look out for each other's children and a wayward kid seldom escapes notice.
Yet the Malays who grew up in such an environment feel awkward about practising the same sort of vigilance in a residential area such as Section 11.
"I had wanted to say something about Aminulrasyid hanging out late at night to his mother.
"But I didn't know how to put it. I was afraid she might take it wrongly. That I 'jaga tepi kain' (being a busybody)
"So I didn't say anything," says one of the boy's closest neighbours, who frequently saw him return home well after dark.
The matronly woman cannot help believing that things could have turned out differently if only someone spoke up about the boy's late night habits.
She is quick to add that the way the cops acted that night was also not right.
"I don't want to say anything or judge anyone. It's not my place. I'm just saying that it's hard when you can't 'tegur' (admonish) but it's not right not to care (about one's neighbours) either."

i need to repair my iphone

Posted: 08 May 2010 01:22 AM PDT

anyone knows a place to fix it? the wifi can't detect wireless connections. i've tried rebooting and resetting and God knows what else. sent it to one of the DigiMall shops but they could not fix it either. dang it.

time to get a new phone? i'm eye-ing on htc if not the new iphone 4.0 OS. it's such a waste to be living in a free wifi zone and not having a small device to surf!

read iPad's review 'cos my cousin's friend is flying to houston in 2 weeks and thought of asking him to buy one for me since it's super cheap in the US. but after reading the reviews and weighing the pros and cons, i don't think so. it's a nice to have but unnecessary, really..

but, it's adorable.. sigh

PRK Sibu : BN, DAP (PR) & Bebas

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:54 PM PDT

Pilihan raya kecil (PRK) Sibu hari ini menyaksikan pertandingan tiga penjuru apabila terdapat seorang calon Bebas, Narawi Haron menyertai pilihan raya kali ini selain dari dua calon iaitu dari DAP, Richard Wong Ho Leng; calon Barisan Nasinal (BN), Robert Lau Hui Yew.

Ketiga-tiga mereka telah mengemukakan borang pencalonan apabila bermulanya waktu penyerahan jam 9 pagi, calon dari BN, Robert Lan Hui Yew menyerahkan kertas pencalonan pada jam 9:02 pagi, calon dari DAP, Richard Wong Ho Leng pada jam 9:03 pagi dan diikuti calon Bebas pada jam 9:25 pagi.

Pegawai Pengurus Pilihan Raya, Wong See Meng telah mengumumkan ketiga-tiga calon tersebut layak bertanding pada pilihanraya kali ini tepat jam 11:25 pagi tadi.

Sebelum itu beliau mengumumkan terdapat satu bantahan diterima tetapi setelah penelitian di buat bantahan tersebut telah ditolak.

Penyokong bagi calon DAP, Wong Ho Leng tiba di pusat penamaan calon pada jam 8.30 pagi bersama kira-kira 700 orang penyokong dengan diketuai diketuai Setiausaha Agung Lim Guan Eng dan Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail dan juga Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

Mereka telah mula berkumpul di Rejang Park sejak jam 7:30 pagi lagi bagi memberi sokongan padu kepada calon yang bertanding.

Pilihan raya kali ini juga menyaksikan penglibatan dari Parti SNAP yang secara rasmi telah menyertai Pakatan Rakyat di Sarawak dan turut sama menyertai perarakan tersebut yang diketuai oleh Presidennya, Edwin Dundang.

Pagi tadi, ribuan penyokong bagi semua calon, termasuk kira-kira 400 dari BN, berhimpun di bandar Sibu sejak awal pagi ini,menyebabkan kesesakan trafik di jalan-jalan yang menuju ke pusat penamaan calon.

Pihak polis telah memberi kerjasama yang baik bagi memastikan penamaan calon kali ini berjalan dengan lancar, walau terdapat sedikit ketegangan apabila kedua-dua penyokong mula bersorak dalam memberi semangat kepada calon mereka.

Pilihan raya kecil bagi kerusi Parlimen Sibu diadakan berikutan kematian penyandangnya Robert Lau Hoi Chew, yang juga Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan pada 9 April lalu. Kerusi tersebut sebelum ini telah disandang oleh calon BN.

Sibu mempunyai 54,695 pemilih berdaftar, yang terdiri daripada 52,158 pengundi biasa dan 2,537 undi pos, merangkumi 1,910 anggota tentera dan 627 anggota polis.

Sebanyak 45 pusat mengundi dengan 110 saluran akan dibuka di 39 buah sekolah, dua tadika dan masing-masing satu pusat latihan, rumah panjang, perpustakaan awam dan pusat rekreasi awam bagi proses mengundi. -SK Imej -mk

The greater Malaysian, the greater Malay: Anwar

Posted: 07 May 2010 10:47 PM PDT

He raises the 'Greater Malaysian' theme: a rising above narrow parochialism to tackle national concerns.
Anwar Ibrahim yesterday took Pakatan Rakyat's theme of 'Selamatkan Malaysia' ('Save Malaysia') deep into a seemingly impregnable Umno bastion where he delivered a rousing retort to the ruling party's 'Malays are under threat' cry and argued, saying: "To those who say this country is for the Malays and that they are under threat in their own country, I say you are a greater Malaysian when you fight against the plunder of your country's wealth by a few. He was speaking at a PKR-organised dinner in Gelang Patah in Johor, where his party's candidate had come within 1,000 votes of upsetting her Umno rival at the last general election.

To the largely Malay audience, he said that he felt more authentically Malay and Muslim when he fights for the rights of all Malaysians regardless of their race or religion. When Anwar asked, "Am I not a greater Malay for doing so?", the crowd who harrumphed in appreciation.


Posted: 07 May 2010 09:55 PM PDT


By m_azlanshah • May 6th, 2010

After hawkers had sought help from Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar to resolve their problems being relocated, yesterday a press conference in Brickfields lead by Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M. Saravanan revealed the new Brickfields project blueprint about the Little India redevelopment project. The facilities that are part of the RM35mil Brickfields Little India project included a new brand of multi-storey carpark, a high-end Indian bazaar, souvenir centres and a food court, fruit stalls, flower and information kiosks being set up at strategic places that would bring some order to the chaotic township.

The new look will feature an entrance archway located at the tail-end of Jalan Brickfields near the Naga restaurant and the Brickfields police station and a fountain at the junction of Jalan Travers and Brickfields. The project will see the The multi-storey car park will also be built near the DBKL sports complex and souvenir shop setting up a nearby pleasant atmosphere to work in, offering business opportunities for traders and boosting the image of charming township transformed into a cultural enclave reflecting the 1 Malaysia concept and provide a tourism attraction boost for Brickfields.

Big plans in store for Brickfields area

A MULTI-storey carpark, a high-end Indian bazaar, souvenir centres and a food court are some of the facilities that are part of the RM35mil Brickfields Little India project.

The project will see the charming township transformed into a cultural enclave reflecting the 1 Malaysia concept and provide a tourism boost for Brickfields.

At a press conference in Brickfields yesterday, Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M. Saravanan revealed the blueprint that also saw facilities like fruit, flower and information kiosks being set up at strategic places that would bring some order to the chaotic township.

The new look will feature an entrance archway located at the tail-end of Jalan Brickfields near the Naga restaurant and the Brickfields police station and a fountain at the junction of Jalan Travers and Brickfields.

"Everything will be put in order once the project is completed. The traders will be legalised — and the fruit and flower sellers will be placed in a clean and conducive environment," he said.

Saravanan said there would also be a three-storey Indian bazaar at the end of Jalan Tun Sambanthan that will feature tailoring and beauty services, henna painting and everything related to Indian culture.

"A multi-storey car park will also be built near the DBKL sports complex and we are also setting up a souvenir shop nearby.

"Just imagine, we are providing people  a pleasant atmosphere to work in, offering business opportunities for traders and boosting the image of the township for residents.

"No one will lose and no one will be kicked out," Saravanan assured residents.

Saravanan, who is also MIC vice-president, stressed that the project must start as soon as possible if they were to complete it by November.

"I am running out of time. We need to get started right away for Little India to be ready for its official launch at the end of the year by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh," he said.

The entire stretch of Jalan Tun Sambanthan will also sport Indian-style street lighting akin to the Kuthu Velluku and Kolam designs in many colours.

The first fruits of the mega project could be seen  the widening of the inner roads in Brickfields, as well as the beautification of Jalan Berhala.

Indian Petty Traders Association Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya president Jothy Appalasamy welcomed the move to upgrade the township and reiterated his support for it.

Restaurant Sri Paandi Sdn Bhd owner K. Kumar alos said the new look would not only benefit the business community but boost its reputation as one of Kuala Lumpur's prominent landmarks

MACC denies investigating Nurul Izzah – Mkini

Posted: 07 May 2010 09:49 PM PDT

S Pathmawathy
May 8, 10

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has refuted the imputation that it is probing Lembah Pantai parliamentarian Nurul Izzah Anwar on her monthly allowance.

Nurul was reported to have received a "survey" form requesting details of expenditure of her monthly allowance as a member of parliament.

nurul izzah hindu temple in bangsar utama visit 040808 02The commission belatedly issued a statement by director of inspection and consultations Shaharudin Khalid saying, "MACC wishes to clarify that no investigation is being carried out on Nurul as reported.

"MACC is actually running a survey relating to the provisions given to state assembly representatives and members of parliament."

Nurul, who is one of the 10 Pakatan Rakyat Federal Territory MPs, is believed to be the only one asked to complete the form.

Malaysiakini was given a copy of the survey form, which requires the expenditure breakdown of allocations set aside for state assembly representatives and members of parliament.

The survey, which was in the form of a questionnaire, also enquired about distribution, usage and weaknesses of the system as well as requested feedback for purposes of improvement.

'Survey not investigation'

Although it was not compulsory for Nurul to respond, she questioned the necessity of the questionnaire as she is only paid an allowance in the form of a salary.

MACC's statement clarified that, "This survey will evaluate the effectiveness of systems and procedures for any necessary improvements to avoid any risks, including corruption and the negative perceptions that exist on use (of allocations)."

It added that the study is an initiative undertaken by the MACC to review the system and procedures of the organisation.

"We hope that the state assembly representatives and members of parliament who receive the survey form do not misunderstand that they are being investigated by the MACC," it concluded.

The survey has sparked another point of contention among Federal Territory opposition MPs, who fall under the administration of the federal government.

They are querying why they are excluded from receiving the special RM1 million in allocations given to Barisan Nasional MPs and division chiefs, including the three Barisan MPs under the Federal Territory.

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