Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sajak-sajak Charles Bukowski II

Sajak-sajak Charles Bukowski II


Sajak-sajak Charles Bukowski II

Posted: 08 Jun 2010 08:59 PM PDT


Mimpi kami; 2010 buku sempena 2010

Posted: 08 Jun 2010 09:22 PM PDT

mimpi buku 2010

2010 untuk 2010. Mampukah?

Kami adalah sekumpulan pembaca yang bergabung di Goodreads Malaysia untuk bicara santai seputar hal buku. Di situ kami wujudkan program 50 Buku Setahun, sebagai galakan kepada diri sendiri dan rakan-rakan untuk membaca sebanyak rakyat negara dunia pertama!

Bunyinya menakutkan; 50 Buku Setahun. Tetapi hakikatnya, tiada tekanan untuk menghabiskan 50 buah buku, kerana yang lebih penting siapa yang sudah sampai garis penamat akan dirai, dan yang belum sampai akan disuntik motivasi lagi dan lagi. Andainya belum mampu juga tahun ini, tahun depan azam itu tidak pernah terlambat untuk dikobarkan kembali.

Maka bermulalah cerita mimpi kami tahun 2010; kami sangat mahu membaca 2010 buku secara kumulatif beramai-ramai (idea salah seorang dari kami, Najmudin). Sehingga Mei ini hanya 28 orang mengambil bahagian (dari jumlah 348 ahli, betul memang agak kecewa) dengan jumlah kumulatif yang sudah dibaca baru 640. Ini bermakna 28 peserta perlu membaca paling kurang 72 buku seorang untuk mencapai sasaran. Seperti mustahil.

Jadi kami fikir salah satu cara mencapai mimpi ini, adalah dengan merekrut pembaca tegar di luar sana yang belum mendengar mengenai 50 Buku Setahun, tetapi bersedia untuk sama-sama menjadikan mimpi ini satu kenyataan.

Anda bukan sahaja dapat menambah kenalan buku dari pelbagai latar belakang (termasuk penulis, blogger, surirumah, usahawan, pelajar, jurutera, pencinta basikal, peminat rempit, pemelihara arnab, penyimpan koleksi katak serta ramai lagi), tetapi juga dapat berdiskusi pelbagai isu mengenai buku dan membaca. Sekali-sekala ada buku percuma yang akan menjadi koleksi terbaru anda.

Kalau anda rasakan andalah orang yang tepat, maka kami sangat mengalu-alukan kehadiran anda di Goodreads Malaysia.


Dasar Muka Tak Tahu Malu, Kamu Nong Chik Wakil Rakyat Mana?

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 06:47 AM PDT

Kg Baru: Pusat ingatkan MB Selangor jangan ganggu

Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin mengingatkan Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim agar tidak mengganggu pelan pembangunan semula Kampung Baru diusahakan kerajaan pusat.

Raja Nong Chik mendakwa Khalid tidak pernah menunjukkan sebarang minat terhadap usaha pembangunan semula kawasan tersebut ketika menerajui syarikat pengurusan dana PNB.

"Saya terkejut apabila mendengar Menteri Selangor Khalid Ibrahim mahu menemui penduduk Kampung Baru," kata Raja Nong Chik pada majlis pelancaran cawangan Perkasa Lembah Pantai di sini petang ini.

Oleh itu, Raja Nong Chik menasihatkan Khalid agar memberi tumpuan untuk menyelesaikan masalah-masalah di Selangor.

Malah kata beliau, minat secara tiba-tiba Khalid terhadap nasib Kampung Baru boleh menyebabkan PKR kemerosotan populariti di kalangan masyarakat Melayu.

"Hari ini PKR tidak menikmati sokongan orang Melayu, beliau berpura-pura berminat terhadap Kampung Baru," kata Raja Nong Chik.

"Tiada sebab lain, tetapi hanya mahu menjejaskan perpaduan di kalangan orang Melayu di Kuala Lumpur," katanya lagi.

Bagaimanapun Raja Nong Chik menolak dakwaan Khalid berhubung kuasa Menteri Besar terhadap aspek pembangunan Kampung Baru.

"Beliau bercakap pasal soal sejarah. Jika anda mahu bercakap tentang sejarah, Selangor seharusnya masih berada di bawah kawalan Melaka," katanya lagi.

Khalid akan berjumpa penduduk Kampung Baru.

Berhubung dakwaan Lembaga Pentadbiran Penyelesai Pertanian Melayu (MAS) Kampung Baru, Raja Nong Chik berkata perkara pembangunan terletak pada tangan pemilik tanah individu, bukannya badan itu.

"Dari sudut undang-undang mereka tiada hak tetapi kami tidak mahu menolak ke tepi sesiapa pun dalam soal perundingan," kata beliau.

"MAS tidak boleh berbuat apa-apa, malah kerajaan juga tidak boleh buat apa-apa," kata Raja Nong Chik.

Kata menteri, beliau telah mengadakan pertemuan dengan semua pihak yang berkepentingan termasuk MAS tetapi keputusan akhir terletak di tangan pemilik dan pewaris tanah.

"Kami tidak menjangkakan seratus peratus akan bersetuju, ia akan mengambil proses yang lama," jelas beliau.

Terdahulu, Khalid memberitahu beliau akan mengadakan pertemuan dengan penduduk Kampung Baru bulan depan untuk menawarkan pelan alternatif kepada rancangan dibawa kerajaan pusat.

Khalid yang juga Ahli Parlimen Bandar Tun Razak memberitahu, beliau bercadang untuk meminta penduduk Kampung Baru agar menilai syor-syornya sebagai pilihan kepada pelan yang dikemukakan Putrajaya baru-baru ini.

Justeru kata beliau, biar penduduk Kampung Baru menilai syor yang pihaknya akan kemukakan.

Khalid memberitahu rancangan pembangunan semula disediakan kerajaan negeri Selangor adalah lebih baik berbanding cadangan kerajaan pusat.

Rabu lalu, MAS membantah penubuhan Perbadanan Pembangunan Kampung Baru (PPKB) sekiranya ia tidak memasukkan ahli lembaga sebagai anggota perbadanan itu.

Pemangku Naib Yang Dipertua lembaga pentadbiran itu Mashuti Mat Soom berkata pihak lembaga berpendapat penubuhan PPKB tidak akan memberi kebaikan kepada pembangunan di situ dan sekali gus juga akan melupuskan lembaga pentabiran itu yang telah mentadbir kawasan tersebut selama 110 tahun.

Beliau berpendapat adalah tidak logik dengan sewenangnya hak mutlak yang diwarisi oleh orang yang terdahulu diserahkan kepada badan yang belum lagi terbukti kemampuannya.

Pemilik dan pewaris tanah Kampung Baru pada Isnin lalu dilaporkan bersetuju dengan cadangan pembangunan semula kampung itu yang akan mengekalkan 100 peratus hak milik Bumiputera.

Persetujuan itu dilaporkan dicapai pada sesi perbincangan yang berlangsung antara Raja Nong Chik dengan 50 wakil persatuan mewakili pemilik dan pewaris tanah Kampung Baru. -TMI


Kg Baru: MB Selangor tawar pelan alternatif bulan depan

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 Jun — Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim akan mengadakan pertemuan dengan penduduk Kampung Baru bulan depan untuk menawarkan pelan alternatif kepada rancangan dibawa kerajaan pusat.

Khalid yang juga Ahli Parlimen Bandar Tun Razak memberitahu, beliau bercadang untuk meminta penduduk Kampung Baru agar menilai syor-syornya sebagai pilihan kepada pelan yang dikemukakan Putrajaya baru-baru ini.

"Saya akan menemui penduduk Kampung Baru pada Julai untuk memberi pandangan saya," kata Khalid hari ini.

Justeru kata beliau, biar penduduk Kampung Baru menilai syor yang pihaknya akan kemukakan.

Khalid memberitahu rancangan pembangunan semula disediakan kerajaan negeri Selangor adalah lebih baik berbanding cadangan kerajaan pusat.

"Saya mahu minta Kampung Baru agar menilai cadangan-cadangan (yang pernah dibuat) oleh saya 15 hingga 20 tahun lalu," kata Khalid yang menambah, kerajaan pusat pernah memintanya agar menyediakan rancangan pembangunan semula kawasan itu kira-kira 15 tahun lalu dengan mengekalkan hak pemilikan orang Melayu.

Ketika ditanya mengenai butiran rancangannya, Khalid berkata, ia masih "rahsia."

Kata Khalid, beliau hanya akan mendedahkannya selepas mengadakan pertemuan dengan penduduk Kampung Baru.

Meskipun Kampung Baru kini terletak di Kuala Lumpur, Khalid memberitahu Selangor mempunyai tanggungjawab pentadbiran untuk menyelesaikan isu berkenaan.

Kampung Baru merupakan sebahagian daripada kawasan dalam Selangor sebelum Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur dibentuk.

Sebelum kelahiran Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, anak syarikat kerajaan negeri Selangor Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor merupakan entiti bertanggungjawab ke atas pembangunan Kampung Baru dan undang-undang menyebut bahawa hak pengurusan masih kekal di tangan Menteri Besar Selangor.

Rabu lalu, Lembaga Pentadbiran Penyelesai Pertanian Melayu (MAS) Kampung Baru membantah penubuhan Perbadanan Pembangunan Kampung Baru (PPKB) sekiranya ia tidak memasukkan ahli lembaga sebagai anggota perbadanan itu.

Pemangku Naib Yang Dipertua lembaga pentadbiran itu Mashuti Mat Soom berkata pihak lembaga berpendapat penubuhan PPKB tidak akan memberi kebaikan kepada pembangunan di situ dan sekali gus juga akan melupuskan lembaga pentabiran itu yang telah mentadbir kawasan tersebut selama 110 tahun.

Beliau berpendapat adalah tidak logik dengan sewenangnya hak mutlak yang diwarisi oleh orang yang terdahulu diserahkan kepada badan yang belum lagi terbukti kemampuannya.

Pemilik dan pewaris tanah Kampung Baru pada Isnin lalu dilaporkan bersetuju dengan cadangan pembangunan semula kampung itu yang akan mengekalkan 100 peratus hak milik Bumiputera.

Persetujuan itu dilaporkan dicapai pada sesi perbincangan yang berlangsung antara Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin dengan 50 wakil persatuan mewakili pemilik dan pewaris tanah Kampung Baru.

Pengumuman mengenai pembangunan Kampung Baru pada 29 Mei lalu juga bercanggah dengan apa yang diumumkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak semasa lawatan beliau ke Kampung Baru pada 6 Feb lalu.

Semasa lawatan Najib itu, beliau memberi lima syarat iaitu penduduk harus bersetuju, penduduk harus serah geran, dibangunkan oleh GLC, pembangunan bercirikan Melayu dan penduduk tidak perlu berpindah.

Namun pengumuman pada 29 Mei lalu menyatakan pembangunan yang akan diadakan adalah komprehensif di mana 75 peratus pembangunan komersial dan 25 peratus adalah residensi manakala penduduk pula perlu berpindah. -TMI


Ulasan GB

Satu saja soalan GB. Raja Nong Chik wakil rakyat mana? Dasar muka tak tahu malu. Tidak bertanding di dalam pilihanraya tetapi cuba untuk mengugut seorang MB yang dipilih oleh rakyat.


Kunci yang menutup dan membuka

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 07:28 AM PDT



Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-20

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 08:59 AM PDT

  • So apparently that explosion outside the stadium in Durban was not a terrorist attack but rioting stewards: http://bit.ly/cTocYr #
  • Oh, and good morning everyone. That's good evening for you folks in Canada. #
  • Chatting abt the world cup with my dad and reminding myself to call it soccer. #
  • My dad on soccer: 'Seems like hockey, doesn't matter how you play. But can you fight?' And with one word I ruin football for a Canadian. #
  • Eating oatmeal with chocolate milk & peanut butter in it & pretending I'm in one of those old Reese Peanut Butter Cups ads. #
  • Actually, a closer read reveals the govt isn't really mulling over making those languages compulsory. Darn. @juanajaafar #
  • The headline of this article is misleading, methinks. http://bit.ly/cdcBti @juanajaafar #
  • Counterfeiting operation posed potential threat to euro http://bit.ly/a6jPtY #
  • From @lezzles, the fascinating story of Charlotte, Bonnie Prince Charlie's illegitimate daughter: http://bit.ly/aHTD4G #
  • "Is Chinese penis really that good?" If this happened to Leen & me I would end up in jail, deported, or dead. http://bit.ly/coOX5H #
  • Nice. Wind's picking up; air's getting cool. Of course, here that can only mean it's going to rain. But still, nice. #
  • Note to self: Less cauliflower in the soup next time. #
  • Leen's cousin's kid told me she was going to 'mains on the land' to buy clothes. Took me a minute to figure out she meant The Mines. #
  • If you're wondering what the top trending topic 'Cala Boca Galvao' is about & don't understand any of the tweets, try http://bit.ly/9Bmp2e #
  • I know supporting Brazil is a bit boring, but I've liked them for a long time. So there. #
  • Does anyone else find it annoying when ppl with Msiakini subscriptions link to articles the rest of us can't read? #
  • Or maybe I'm the only one without a Malaysiakini subscription…haha. :P #
  • Although I guess @walski69 is forgiven for that one since what he tweeted is in the headline, not just the text. #
  • I didn't even get a whale last time I clicked. Just some robot. What shall we call it? Rotbot? Shotbot? Notbot? #
  • I guess it's probably just Failbot. Beware the Failbot! #
  • When there's trouble they call the Fail Whale. When things go REALLY wrong, they call in the FAILBOT. Jeng jeng jeng! #
  • Can't wait to take Al to see Toy Story 3! #
  • Great. Car has a flat tire AND the spare's flat too. Fanfuckingtastic. #
  • Guy comes w/ spare tire; I'm on my way to the shop & car quits. I should just push it off a cliff. #
  • The bad news: I spent way more than I thought I would have to. The good news: the car actually works & probably won't die. Yet. #
  • Stephen Harper shows himself to be a far-right wingnut, yet again. http://bit.ly/cOSdRH #
  • Bloody Sunday inquiry: laying the ghosts to rest http://bit.ly/9tKbS1 #
  • Al's been at his Tok Ibu's house for the school holidays. We thought he forgot all about us but today he cracked & sobbed "Nak balik!" #
  • Malaysians should capitalise on the abundance of mosquitoes here & quickly patent the 'Self-Playing Vuvuzela'. Could be a hit I tell ya. #
  • As much as I go on like I hate my car, when it was up on the hydraulic lifts today I was all 'Aw, poor thing.' Been driving it for 8 yrs! #
  • The odometer in the car says 67,000 km, but it's actually 225,000. The old one blew at around 158,000. #
  • 'Cala Boca Galvao' is still trending like mad. Goes to show you how strong the Brazilian presence is on Twitter. #
  • Good morning everyone! #
  • The unionist reaction to Saville is predictable, understandable & incorrect http://bit.ly/dr9YaV #
  • Residential school stories move from shadows http://bit.ly/aQNTIk #
  • just made some awesome bihun. Mmmm… #
  • If someone asked you 'Which city/town in Msia has the most ppl?' would you say Subang Jaya? I wouldn't. And yet: http://bit.ly/bbG2Xr #
  • Remember the ceiling lamp fell off & I was glad it wasn't the other one? The other one just fell off & grazed Leen! She's ok but holy crap.. #
  • I can't believe those ceiling lamps fell off a week apart. Crappy Malaysian workmanship. These things should have expiry dates! #
  • Go Nigeria! #
  • Mexicans are the 2nd-happiest people in the world after #mex 2 #fra 0. The happiest are surely the Irish. Haha #
  • I don't get Follow Friday. I like everyone I follow, so here's my Follow Friday tweet: FOLLOW EVERYONE I FOLLOW. There. #
  • Back at the workshop. It's like watching House. They keep fixing things but the car's still dying. #
  • Off to Muar for the weekend, or at least part of it. Going to get my boys! =D #
  • At Ibu's place in Muar. Bliss. #
  • Girl asking for donations for an orphanage called me Pak Cik. Might've given her more than RM10 if she'd called me Abang. Haha. #
  • Dinner at Nando's for Fathers' Day. Mmm chicken espetada w/ garlic peri-peri sauce. Mmmm…. #
  • Wow that was a hell of an awesome one-handed save by the Kiwi goalkeeper. #
  • Haha the Italian fans are really crapping in their pants. That was close! #

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Father's Day, founded by a woman, is 100 years old! ;)

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 09:31 AM PDT

Historically, Father's Day was first celebrated one year after Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1909. For more information, go to Spokane: Birthplace of Father's Day 2010 Centennial Celebration.



Prayers and Malay traditional welcoming ceremony for the newborn baby

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 08:48 AM PDT

What a Father's Day for me! (Part 2)

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 08:18 AM PDT

Mechanic Jo Jo did not get back into KK until nightfall. I didn't get my petrol drained and refilled them with diesel until 9pm+. He asked for RM30. I gave him RM50. It was a 'dirty' job though it looks and sound easy to most other people who are normally only good at talking. Most people would say "Itu senang saja bah tu" (that is easy enough) but when you asked them to help they would tell you to get a mechanic. This is the world that we live in or the reality that we have to face - that the world is full of people who only know how to talk and insist that they know everything. Jo Jo got his shirt soaked by petrol while underneath my Hi-Lux. Besides, he had an assistant. I figured the assistant would get only RM10 had I gave the RM30 Jo Jo asked for. So I gave RM50. As I said in my earlier post, you pay for the expertise. What is an extra RM20 to buy the goodwill of someone whose services I may continue to need from time to time, including helping a friend in need? Happy Father's Day!

(Footnote: Jo Jo's workshop is just cross the road from the Jalan Lintas Petronas station near the airport. I am tempted to put his tel no here but then I don't have his permission. Today's episode has reminded me that even a mechanic deserves the utmost respect. But if you have an emergency, call me and I'll gladly redirect you to him.)


FIFA World Cup 2010

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 07:08 AM PDT

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The event every football fan in the world has been waiting for and anticipating every 4 years had started on June 11. I believe it will affect the way people run their daily routine, particularly if you intend to catch the early morning (2.30 a.m. Malaysian time GMT +8).
In fact one factory I know of had anticipated a lower productivity and higher number of absentism due to the the World Cup....

All the best to Brazil and Argentina, the 2 teams I am supporting...
England is simply over rated, Signor Capello... is the escape clause still valid in your recently signed extension contract?
Germany had been underachieving since they had beaten Australia.
Netherlands is a rank outsider.

Many late mornings!!!!!


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Dasar Muka Tak Tahu Malu, Kamu Nong Chik Wakil Rakyat Mana?

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 06:53 AM PDT

Kg Baru: Pusat ingatkan MB Selangor jangan ganggu

Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin mengingatkan Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim agar tidak mengganggu pelan pembangunan semula Kampung Baru diusahakan kerajaan pusat.

Raja Nong Chik mendakwa Khalid tidak pernah menunjukkan sebarang minat terhadap usaha pembangunan semula kawasan tersebut ketika menerajui syarikat pengurusan dana PNB.

"Saya terkejut apabila mendengar Menteri Selangor Khalid Ibrahim mahu menemui penduduk Kampung Baru," kata Raja Nong Chik pada majlis pelancaran cawangan Perkasa Lembah Pantai di sini petang ini.

Oleh itu, Raja Nong Chik menasihatkan Khalid agar memberi tumpuan untuk menyelesaikan masalah-masalah di Selangor.

Malah kata beliau, minat secara tiba-tiba Khalid terhadap nasib Kampung Baru boleh menyebabkan PKR kemerosotan populariti di kalangan masyarakat Melayu.

"Hari ini PKR tidak menikmati sokongan orang Melayu, beliau berpura-pura berminat terhadap Kampung Baru," kata Raja Nong Chik.

"Tiada sebab lain, tetapi hanya mahu menjejaskan perpaduan di kalangan orang Melayu di Kuala Lumpur," katanya lagi.

Bagaimanapun Raja Nong Chik menolak dakwaan Khalid berhubung kuasa Menteri Besar terhadap aspek pembangunan Kampung Baru.

"Beliau bercakap pasal soal sejarah. Jika anda mahu bercakap tentang sejarah, Selangor seharusnya masih berada di bawah kawalan Melaka," katanya lagi.

Khalid akan berjumpa penduduk Kampung Baru.

Berhubung dakwaan Lembaga Pentadbiran Penyelesai Pertanian Melayu (MAS) Kampung Baru, Raja Nong Chik berkata perkara pembangunan terletak pada tangan pemilik tanah individu, bukannya badan itu.

"Dari sudut undang-undang mereka tiada hak tetapi kami tidak mahu menolak ke tepi sesiapa pun dalam soal perundingan," kata beliau.

"MAS tidak boleh berbuat apa-apa, malah kerajaan juga tidak boleh buat apa-apa," kata Raja Nong Chik.

Kata menteri, beliau telah mengadakan pertemuan dengan semua pihak yang berkepentingan termasuk MAS tetapi keputusan akhir terletak di tangan pemilik dan pewaris tanah.

"Kami tidak menjangkakan seratus peratus akan bersetuju, ia akan mengambil proses yang lama," jelas beliau.

Terdahulu, Khalid memberitahu beliau akan mengadakan pertemuan dengan penduduk Kampung Baru bulan depan untuk menawarkan pelan alternatif kepada rancangan dibawa kerajaan pusat.

Khalid yang juga Ahli Parlimen Bandar Tun Razak memberitahu, beliau bercadang untuk meminta penduduk Kampung Baru agar menilai syor-syornya sebagai pilihan kepada pelan yang dikemukakan Putrajaya baru-baru ini.

Justeru kata beliau, biar penduduk Kampung Baru menilai syor yang pihaknya akan kemukakan.

Khalid memberitahu rancangan pembangunan semula disediakan kerajaan negeri Selangor adalah lebih baik berbanding cadangan kerajaan pusat.

Rabu lalu, MAS membantah penubuhan Perbadanan Pembangunan Kampung Baru (PPKB) sekiranya ia tidak memasukkan ahli lembaga sebagai anggota perbadanan itu.

Pemangku Naib Yang Dipertua lembaga pentadbiran itu Mashuti Mat Soom berkata pihak lembaga berpendapat penubuhan PPKB tidak akan memberi kebaikan kepada pembangunan di situ dan sekali gus juga akan melupuskan lembaga pentabiran itu yang telah mentadbir kawasan tersebut selama 110 tahun.

Beliau berpendapat adalah tidak logik dengan sewenangnya hak mutlak yang diwarisi oleh orang yang terdahulu diserahkan kepada badan yang belum lagi terbukti kemampuannya.

Pemilik dan pewaris tanah Kampung Baru pada Isnin lalu dilaporkan bersetuju dengan cadangan pembangunan semula kampung itu yang akan mengekalkan 100 peratus hak milik Bumiputera.

Persetujuan itu dilaporkan dicapai pada sesi perbincangan yang berlangsung antara Raja Nong Chik dengan 50 wakil persatuan mewakili pemilik dan pewaris tanah Kampung Baru. -TMI


Kg Baru: MB Selangor tawar pelan alternatif bulan depan

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 Jun — Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim akan mengadakan pertemuan dengan penduduk Kampung Baru bulan depan untuk menawarkan pelan alternatif kepada rancangan dibawa kerajaan pusat.

Khalid yang juga Ahli Parlimen Bandar Tun Razak memberitahu, beliau bercadang untuk meminta penduduk Kampung Baru agar menilai syor-syornya sebagai pilihan kepada pelan yang dikemukakan Putrajaya baru-baru ini.

"Saya akan menemui penduduk Kampung Baru pada Julai untuk memberi pandangan saya," kata Khalid hari ini.

Justeru kata beliau, biar penduduk Kampung Baru menilai syor yang pihaknya akan kemukakan.

Khalid memberitahu rancangan pembangunan semula disediakan kerajaan negeri Selangor adalah lebih baik berbanding cadangan kerajaan pusat.

"Saya mahu minta Kampung Baru agar menilai cadangan-cadangan (yang pernah dibuat) oleh saya 15 hingga 20 tahun lalu," kata Khalid yang menambah, kerajaan pusat pernah memintanya agar menyediakan rancangan pembangunan semula kawasan itu kira-kira 15 tahun lalu dengan mengekalkan hak pemilikan orang Melayu.

Ketika ditanya mengenai butiran rancangannya, Khalid berkata, ia masih "rahsia."

Kata Khalid, beliau hanya akan mendedahkannya selepas mengadakan pertemuan dengan penduduk Kampung Baru.

Meskipun Kampung Baru kini terletak di Kuala Lumpur, Khalid memberitahu Selangor mempunyai tanggungjawab pentadbiran untuk menyelesaikan isu berkenaan.

Kampung Baru merupakan sebahagian daripada kawasan dalam Selangor sebelum Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur dibentuk.

Sebelum kelahiran Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, anak syarikat kerajaan negeri Selangor Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor merupakan entiti bertanggungjawab ke atas pembangunan Kampung Baru dan undang-undang menyebut bahawa hak pengurusan masih kekal di tangan Menteri Besar Selangor.

Rabu lalu, Lembaga Pentadbiran Penyelesai Pertanian Melayu (MAS) Kampung Baru membantah penubuhan Perbadanan Pembangunan Kampung Baru (PPKB) sekiranya ia tidak memasukkan ahli lembaga sebagai anggota perbadanan itu.

Pemangku Naib Yang Dipertua lembaga pentadbiran itu Mashuti Mat Soom berkata pihak lembaga berpendapat penubuhan PPKB tidak akan memberi kebaikan kepada pembangunan di situ dan sekali gus juga akan melupuskan lembaga pentabiran itu yang telah mentadbir kawasan tersebut selama 110 tahun.

Beliau berpendapat adalah tidak logik dengan sewenangnya hak mutlak yang diwarisi oleh orang yang terdahulu diserahkan kepada badan yang belum lagi terbukti kemampuannya.

Pemilik dan pewaris tanah Kampung Baru pada Isnin lalu dilaporkan bersetuju dengan cadangan pembangunan semula kampung itu yang akan mengekalkan 100 peratus hak milik Bumiputera.

Persetujuan itu dilaporkan dicapai pada sesi perbincangan yang berlangsung antara Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin dengan 50 wakil persatuan mewakili pemilik dan pewaris tanah Kampung Baru.

Pengumuman mengenai pembangunan Kampung Baru pada 29 Mei lalu juga bercanggah dengan apa yang diumumkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak semasa lawatan beliau ke Kampung Baru pada 6 Feb lalu.

Semasa lawatan Najib itu, beliau memberi lima syarat iaitu penduduk harus bersetuju, penduduk harus serah geran, dibangunkan oleh GLC, pembangunan bercirikan Melayu dan penduduk tidak perlu berpindah.

Namun pengumuman pada 29 Mei lalu menyatakan pembangunan yang akan diadakan adalah komprehensif di mana 75 peratus pembangunan komersial dan 25 peratus adalah residensi manakala penduduk pula perlu berpindah. -TMI


Ulasan GB

Satu saja soalan GB. Raja Nong Chik wakil rakyat mana? Dasar muka tak tahu malu. Tidak bertanding di dalam pilihanraya tetapi cuba untuk mengugut seorang MB yang dipilih oleh rakyat.


SNSD & Super Junior – SPAO wallpapers

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 06:21 AM PDT

Latest wallpapers for Korean clothing brand SPAO [Kr], featuring pop group SNSD and (a bit of) boy band Super Junior…

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Father's Day 2010

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 05:23 AM PDT

Rojak
Mint Chocolate Cheese Cake
Western Chicken Fillets With Sauce
Superior Pineapple Fried Rice
Herbal Eggs
Gung Bao Squid
Siaw Mei
Fish Maw Soup

Today is Father's Day! Dads throughout the world felt left out anf neglected whe Mother's Day was widely celebrated last month. Now is the time for them to get some back!

I was treated to a superb homecooked dinner. And Yian came out with a Mint Chocolate Cheese Cake to make the occasion even more memorable.
Happy Father's Day to all dads!


Action To Be Taken If Dogcatchers Are Found Guilty

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 04:40 AM PDT

PETPOSITIVE BARKING NEWS!
DATELINE KLANG, SELANGOR: 
Around 30-residents from Taman Radzi met up with their Member of Parliament Charles Santiago for a serious dialogue on procedures on canine control in the area.

The meeting which was held at 11 this morning was also attended by the Klang Municipal Council's (MPK) Director of Health Mr Zulkifli Bin Abbas - along with his staff


Adakah Dr Asri Akan Menyertai Umno??

Posted: 19 Jun 2010 11:42 PM PDT

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Asri belum putus sertai Umno

Bekas mufti Perlis, Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin menjelaskan bahawa beliau belum membuat apa-apa keputusan untuk menyertai mana-mana parti politik. "Saya mengharapkan semua pihak tidak membuat andaian yang terlalu cepat terhadap kenyataan mana-mana pihak mengenai isu ini," tulis beliau dalam blognya/.Mohd Asli membuat penjelasan tersebut ekoran laporan dalam Umno Online yang menyebut Dr Mohd Asri Zainal Abidin bersama 100 ulama berkelulusan tinggi, termasuk PhD akan menyertai Umno Jumaat depan.

Laporan itu memetik setiausaha kerja Umno, Datuk Ab Rauf Yusof yang menyebut bekas mufti Perlis itu dan ulama yang lain akan menyertai Umno menerusi Cawangan Dataran Merdeka, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

Umno Online memetik Ab Rauf memberitahu demikian ketika berucap di mesyuarat Perwakilan Pemuda UMNO Bahagian Bukit Bintang di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC), petang semalam.

Menulis dalam blognya, Dr Mohd Asri berkata perbincangan dengan pihak yang membuat kenyataan akan diadakan.

"Sebarang kenyataan kepada media tidak akan dibuat setakat ini.

"Saya berdoa kepada Allah agar diberikan kebaikan untuk umat Islam dan para pendakwah Islam yang ikhlas," tambahnya.

Dalam laporan tersebut, Ab Rauf yang juga ketua bahagian Umno Bukit Bintang berkata, kemasukan ulama itu akan menjadikan Umno lebih segar, "dibajai dengan ilmu-ilmu Islam dan seterusnya membantu kepimpinan negara membangunkan Malaysia."

Bekas menteri besar Perlis, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim yang merasmikan persidangan itu, dilaporkan memuji usaha Umno Bukit Bintang untuk menarik 100 ulama menyertai parti itu.

Ketika dihubungi Malaysiakini sebentar tadi, Dr Mohd Asri enggan mengulas lanjut berhubung laporan yang beliau akan menyertai Umno.

Sebaliknya beliau, meminta merujuk kepada tulisan di dalam blognya itu.Malaysiakini



I'll Never Dance Again by Herman's Hermits

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 03:31 AM PDT

Another down memory lane song I used to sing as a bandboy in the 60s-70s. In the mood bah, today's Father's Day bah. Apart from this one, other Herman's Hermits songs I used to play and sing included My Sentimental Friend and I'm Into Something Good. My friends who were teenagers between the 60s-70s would find this sentimental and walk down the lane with me. This was a British band whose fame was second perhaps only to their fellow-Brits, the Beatles. Enjoy.


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Why focus on the opposition? Why not focus on rakyat

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 03:17 AM PDT

BN component party leaders should heed Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's advice to avoid open criticism and focus on the opposition.

That's the problem with Umno-led BN.
If Umno-led BN is in touch with and listen to the rakyat, the opposition will have no work to do.

The government should not focus on opposition but on the rakyat. What to do?! Seems like this Umno-led BN government has not learnt its lesson. Time for reform! Change!


Joan Baez - We Shall Overcome

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 03:04 AM PDT




Time flies. It has been a month since I posted We Shall Overcome sung by Joan Baez at the White House for President Obama and family.
Today, Father's Day, I chanced upon this original version sung by Joan in 1963, the year her record was released. Notice it says "Original Vinyl 7" Single" on the cover. Yes, it walks me down memory lane. Kids of today have the Internet. They have E-Mail, Facebook, Twitter, Friendster, MySpace, You Tube, blogs and what have you. They also have Astro so that they can see live World Cup matches all the way from South Africa- some in HD, mind you. My generation (I was born in 1954) - we had nothing. No telephone, let alone IPhone or Smartphone. No radio (not the first few years of my life), let alone TV. The only entertainment was the cinema. Itupun pandai putus filem dan kerusi rotan dia ada bangking! The disco was not invented yet, let alone Karaoke. Kids nowadays are using MP3. Ours was the good old Vinyl Record like Joan's, even then it was only for those families who could afford one. The tape recorder came much later, in the 1960s, using literally tapes; unlike now digital. Then you had the big catridge which you play in the car, followed by the casette which was later replaced by the CD. So I grew up (in the 1960s) listening to the Beatles, Bee Gees, Shadows, Ventures, Rolling Stones, Cliff Richard, Elvis, etc on vinyl records or what Sabahans called Piring Hitam which literally means Black Record. If you tell this to kids nowadays, their standard reply will be: "Itu dulu!" (That was before). Sorry there is no picture of the young Joan on the record cover but anyway enjoy listening to the good old Piring Hitam. Kids nowadays are lucky because they call listen or watched what their parents used to decades ago - thanks to the Internet. The guys who invented Internet and You Tube should be given the Sabah Datukship or Malaysian Tan Sriship. Happy Father's Day. Happy listening!


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Policeman beats young woman

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 02:10 AM PDT


HOLY SMOKE!!! UPSR AND PMR TO BE ABOLISHED?

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 01:12 AM PDT

After enjoying a slice of cappucino cheese cake and a piping hot cup of white coffee, I nearly fell off my seat when I came across THIS REPORT in NST where Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR) examinations may be abolished.

The report said:

He said this was part of government efforts to restructure the learning system which was seen as too examination oriented and failed to provide a holistic education.

"We are mulling whether to retain the examinations or abolish them leaving only the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)," he said after opening the Pagoh Umno division delegates meeting here on Sunday.

Muhyiddin who is also Education Minister said UPSR and PMR might be retained but only as school based assessments and not as public examinations.

However, the ministry would not act in haste and wanted the public to give feedback to help improve the public examiantion* system.

He felt that only one public examination was needed as only the SPM was needed when seeking employment.

As such, the UPSR and PMR could be used to pick students for residential schools or streaming.

"With only one public examination, the teachers and students can focus on improving creativity, interactive and co-curricular activities and sports. - BERNAMA

* Note the spelling error in the original report!

It seems that some quarters do not know the real purpose of examinations and choose to be blind to the pathetic state of education standards in our country. Golly! I am fuming mad!

While he is right to say that the learning system is too examination oriented and has failed to provide a holistic education, restructuring it this way is definitely OUT OF THE QUESTION!!!

Whilst it is true that only SPM is needed for employment, a schooling system which has NO public exams for 10 years means that there is no proper system to sieve students so that they know what are the occupations that best fit their abilities and inclinations.

Examinations (not the way the way it is being planned, tested or graded at the moment) have a few functions. In my Sociology classes, we used to discuss the function of formal and informal curriculum in society and lamented how the latter is not regarded as important while there is an over-emphasis of the former.

The basic functions of an examination include:

1. The measurement of the effectiveness of learning and whether students have succeeded in applying what they have learnt in clear ways
2. The inter-relation of abilities measured
3. The standardization of teaching standards/learning in a country/area or school
4. The process of instilling discipline in students whereby they are taught to focus on a goal and to work towards achievement of the goal
5. The development of motivation and the process of self-development
6. The way to measure the standard of teaching/administration in a school and also effectiveness of classroom management

...... and many other reasons!!!

If exams were to be abolished, how can education standards be guaranteed? As it is, even with all these exams, the standards are absolutely disgraceful!! Can you imagine how a student would sail through NINE years of education without learning to work against the clock in a public exam and to learn how to cope with stress and all the benefits of examinations?

I taught for NINE years in an international school where they DO NOT have public examinations until they are in Year 11. While it is not a fair comparison in that the teaching methods and curriculum differ greatly from what we have in local schools, I can safely attest to the fact that the whole attitude to learning is completely different in many ways. The UPSR and PMR allows students to be graded at different levels and to be challenged to improve themselves to make the mark for whatever field they wish to pursue. For instance, the PMR would show whether a student is more inclined towards the sciences or the humanities. Without the PMR, how will one know? Would school-based exams alone be sufficient? Of course not! It is completely different when one is preparing for a public exam.

Take a look at Singapore. While I do not appreciate the 'kiasu' attitude of some of the parents/teachers or students, we have to acknowledge that the education standards there are HIGHER because of the curriculum, teaching methods, the public examination system and of course meritocracy which has encouraged many to excel and to stay behind to contribute to the country's development.

Without a public examination, it would be difficult to standardize teaching standards which would differ from area to area or state to state. It would largely depend on the staff, the students and the type of socio-economic background of the school.

With the current system, students are spoonfed and molly-coddled to the extent that distinctions are QUITE MEANINGLESS because many lack the ability to question, to think and to apply what they have learnt.

Can you imagine what would happen without public examinations?

If the government is TRULY SINCERE about arresting the decline in standards of education and improving the learning experience, RAISE THE BAR, RAISE STANDARDS, REVAMP THE EXAMINATION SYSTEM and for heaven's sake stop watering down the standard of English or Mathematics or any other subject JUST TO ENSURE THAT MAJORITY PASS THE EXAM!!!

We have in some places, teachers who cannot teach, teachers who READ FROM THE TEXTBOOKS, teachers who ask students to mark their work and many other problems. Of course, there are the dedicated teachers who give their all to the students, God bless them, BUT they are working against the system!!!

I really take exception to the claim that with only one public examination, the teachers and students can focus on improving creativity, interactive and co-curricular activities and sports. Please get real.

I can foresee what will happen in the future.

Revamp the system to improve creativity? Please lah - we were not born yesterday. THEY WILL PROBABLY SPEND $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to draft a new syllabus, appoint new personnel, print new textbooks (someone will make money), print new material etc etc....

Make the system INTERACTIVE??? Why not? SPEND MORE MONEY!!! I can see it in the horizon.

Improve co-curricular activities and sports? I want to scream you know as I write this. I am so enraged!!! Are they trying to fool us? We are not STUPID or neuron-challenged!!! What an insult to our intelligence.

What is wrong with the current system of co-curricular activities? Just a few months ago, he made some suggestions about this and a few weeks ago, they suggested implementing teaching licenses for teachers and now this this this INCORRIGIBLE ABSURD STOOOOOOOOPID suggestion? HAIYOOOOOO!!!!!

We have seen the nation spending soooooooo much $ on sports. Sporting schools, special smart schools etc but do we see the results of the expenditure? Is the country getting more medals in the Olympics, SEA Games? Do you see our students receiving accolades?

For heaven's sake, *vomit puke* GET REAL!!!

It is all BALDERDASH!!!

Pure community sanitary output.

Who will benefit from such a move???????

People, THINK.

People, PLEASE VOICE YOUR DISCONTENT.

Every other day now, we hear news of so and so intending to implement this, build that, buy this, revamp this, propose that...

WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY???

$

That is why!!!!

I am normally very restrained, civil, cordial etc. but today, I have hit the roof.

ARRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

How much lower can they go???? Will they only be happy if Malaysia starts exporting maids and foreign labour? Will they be happy if literacy level goes down, mastery of 3Rs go down and education standards are so low that no one wants to come here to study?????

Why must the student population be the victims or the guinea pigs of such schemes? Why do they have to change policies every now and then??? What is the real purpose of such a scheme? Is it too much to ask to INVEST THE BEST in education that our country can IMPROVE our human capital?

Can you imagine? Even my 11+ year old son laughed when he read the news after I screamed my head off!

Fie fie foe fum!! I smell an attempt to mendungukan the student population!

WHAT A PREPOSTROUS SUGGESTION!!! CLUELESS & NEURONLESS!!!

BL***DY H**L!!!


Grand-father’s day!

Posted: 20 Jun 2010 12:26 AM PDT



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