Wednesday, October 6, 2010

anti extremism begins at home

anti extremism begins at home


anti extremism begins at home

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 10:34 AM PDT

sharing an article by kee tuan chye, taken from the malaysian digest. he always speak my thoughts, bless him.  

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Wednesday, 06 October 2010 17:29

I TOTALLY agree with most of what Prime Minister Najib Razak recently said at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, especially about the attempts in some parts of the world to demonize Islam and spread Islamophobia.
I find it alarming to see so many e-mails and videos being circulated warning people of the dangers of Islam and propagating the fear that, with the Muslims multiplying at the current rate, they would one day outnumber people of other faiths and take over the world.
This kind of fear propagation reminds me of that practiced by Mahathir Mohamad when he warned Malays that they would lose power to the non-Malays, especially if Pakatan Rakyat takes over the government. It's destructive.
It appals me that even Malaysians are instrumental in spreading Islamophobia by forwarding these e-mails. When I get one, I often reply to the sender to tell them not to disseminate such hatred. I tell them this problem has arisen because of misunderstanding of history, and that these e-mails don't tell the other side of the story, which is the plight of Muslims who have suffered because of the historical events fashioned by imperialists.
Some of the e-mails reek of ignorance and bigotry. One that irked me no end was of an American serviceman answering questions about whether a Muslim could be a real American. These are just some of his answers:
Religiously – no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam.
Socially – no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Philosophically – no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
These answers are so distorted, blinkered and untruthful that they are not worth rebutting. The danger lies in e-mails such as this being received and accepted as the truth by millions of people who don't know what Islam is about.
I am not a subscriber of organized religion, but I believe in the right of all religions to exist. I also believe no religion should throw mud at another and claim to be truer than any other.
The only way to resolve the differences in the world today is to get all sides to sit down at the table and discuss. Perhaps the US should even sit down with al-Qaeda and thrash it out, peacefully. Why not? These two are the major causes of the mess the world is in today. If they can talk, instead of fight, we might get some peace.
This is the same line taken by Najib at the UN when he said: "We must choose negotiations over confrontation. We must choose to work together and not against each other."
He also said, "We must choose moderation over extremism", which I readily agree with. But then why doesn't he deal with the racial extremists that exist in his own country?
Nothing has been done about the school principals in Johor and Kedah who allegedly made racist remarks despite the calls from several quarters, including the MCA, for action to be taken immediately. Hasn't the lack of action dragged on for too long?
Ironically, as Najib was calling for moderation at the UN, a Biro Tata Negara (BTN) assistant director named Hamim Husin was reported to have made racist remarks at a meeting with Puteri Umno members.
He now claims he did nothing wrong because it was a closed-door meeting, but any sensible mind would figure out that this is not an excuse. He was not talking to friends. He was talking in an official capacity in an official situation. In any case, it's not a matter of closed-door or public. He has to be responsible for what he says. Racism is racism, whether it is in the public sphere or over the dinner table with your family members. So, what action will be taken on this matter?
Of course, we know that Najib was talking about religious extremism at the UN, but, outside that, and to be consistent, he should hold the same standard for racial extremism. Especially in his own country.
He said we should "work together to combat and marginalize extremists who have held the world hostage with their bigotry and bias". So why doesn't he apply this to the extremists who hold Malaysia hostage with their bigotry and bias? Why does he let an NGO like Perkasa oppose what needs to be done for his New Economic Model (NEM) and Economic Transformation Programme (ETP)? Why does he accommodate their objections even when he knows that they stand in the way of a brighter Malaysian future?
At the UN, he also said the world had "allowed the ugly voices of the periphery to drown out the many voices of reason and common sense". Isn't that what is happening in Malaysia as well?
Almost every day, we hear "the ugly voices" of Perkasa denouncing this person or that person for saying something it dislikes, including people like MCA president Chua Soi Lek. Every now and then, Perkasa would run to the police station and make a report against someone for making a seditious statement. And the odd thing is, the police would usually take follow-up action and call that person in for interrogation.
But when Perkasa says and does anything that could be deemed seditious, no action is taken against it. A week or so ago, some Perkasa members protested outside the venue where the Chinese rapper Namewee launched his debut album. They also burned posters of the artist. They challenged him to come out and meet with them. They said they just wanted to talk.
If all they wanted was to talk, why did they burn those posters? And why did they call themselves "hulubalang Melayu" (Malay warriors) and "panglima perang" (commanders of war)? And why did they vow afterwards to hound Namewee wherever he went?
This was obviously a racially motivated act calling for "war". If it wasn't a threat to public peace, what is? But the police did nothing about it.
Well, so much for Najib's call at the UN to "reclaim the centre and the moral high ground that has been usurped from us". When he comes home, he'll have to get down to the ground and reassess his moral position. Or he might find his own position usurped by forces going out of control.

I TOTALLY agree with most of what Prime Minister Najib Razak recently said at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, especially about the attempts in some parts of the world to demonize Islam and spread Islamophobia.

I find it alarming to see so many e-mails and videos being circulated warning people of the dangers of Islam and propagating the fear that, with the Muslims multiplying at the current rate, they would one day outnumber people of other faiths and take over the world.

This kind of fear propagation reminds me of that practiced by Mahathir Mohamad when he warned Malays that they would lose power to the non-Malays, especially if Pakatan Rakyat takes over the government. It's destructive.

It appals me that even Malaysians are instrumental in spreading Islamophobia by forwarding these e-mails. When I get one, I often reply to the sender to tell them not to disseminate such hatred. I tell them this problem has arisen because of misunderstanding of history, and that these e-mails don't tell the other side of the story, which is the plight of Muslims who have suffered because of the historical events fashioned by imperialists.

Some of the e-mails reek of ignorance and bigotry. One that irked me no end was of an American serviceman answering questions about whether a Muslim could be a real American. These are just some of his answers:

Religiously – no. Because no other religion is accepted by his Allah except Islam.
Socially – no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Philosophically – no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

These answers are so distorted, blinkered and untruthful that they are not worth rebutting. The danger lies in e-mails such as this being received and accepted as the truth by millions of people who don't know what Islam is about.

I am not a subscriber of organized religion, but I believe in the right of all religions to exist. I also believe no religion should throw mud at another and claim to be truer than any other.

The only way to resolve the differences in the world today is to get all sides to sit down at the table and discuss. Perhaps the US should even sit down with al-Qaeda and thrash it out, peacefully. Why not? These two are the major causes of the mess the world is in today. If they can talk, instead of fight, we might get some peace.

This is the same line taken by Najib at the UN when he said: "We must choose negotiations over confrontation. We must choose to work together and not against each other."

He also said, "We must choose moderation over extremism", which I readily agree with. But then why doesn't he deal with the racial extremists that exist in his own country?

Nothing has been done about the school principals in Johor and Kedah who allegedly made racist remarks despite the calls from several quarters, including the MCA, for action to be taken immediately. Hasn't the lack of action dragged on for too long?

Ironically, as Najib was calling for moderation at the UN, a Biro Tata Negara (BTN) assistant director named Hamim Husin was reported to have made racist remarks at a meeting with Puteri Umno members.

He now claims he did nothing wrong because it was a closed-door meeting, but any sensible mind would figure out that this is not an excuse. He was not talking to friends. He was talking in an official capacity in an official situation. In any case, it's not a matter of closed-door or public. He has to be responsible for what he says. Racism is racism, whether it is in the public sphere or over the dinner table with your family members. So, what action will be taken on this matter?
Of course, we know that Najib was talking about religious extremism at the UN, but, outside that, and to be consistent, he should hold the same standard for racial extremism. Especially in his own country.

He said we should "work together to combat and marginalize extremists who have held the world hostage with their bigotry and bias". So why doesn't he apply this to the extremists who hold Malaysia hostage with their bigotry and bias? Why does he let an NGO like Perkasa oppose what needs to be done for his New Economic Model (NEM) and Economic Transformation Programme (ETP)? Why does he accommodate their objections even when he knows that they stand in the way of a brighter Malaysian future?

At the UN, he also said the world had "allowed the ugly voices of the periphery to drown out the many voices of reason and common sense". Isn't that what is happening in Malaysia as well?

Almost every day, we hear "the ugly voices" of Perkasa denouncing this person or that person for saying something it dislikes, including people like MCA president Chua Soi Lek. Every now and then, Perkasa would run to the police station and make a report against someone for making a seditious statement. And the odd thing is, the police would usually take follow-up action and call that person in for interrogation.

But when Perkasa says and does anything that could be deemed seditious, no action is taken against it. A week or so ago, some Perkasa members protested outside the venue where the Chinese rapper Namewee launched his debut album. They also burned posters of the artist. They challenged him to come out and meet with them. They said they just wanted to talk.

If all they wanted was to talk, why did they burn those posters? And why did they call themselves "hulubalang Melayu" (Malay warriors) and "panglima perang" (commanders of war)? And why did they vow afterwards to hound Namewee wherever he went?

This was obviously a racially motivated act calling for "war". If it wasn't a threat to public peace, what is? But the police did nothing about it.
Well, so much for Najib's call at the UN to "reclaim the centre and the moral high ground that has been usurped from us". When he comes home, he'll have to get down to the ground and reassess his moral position. Or he might find his own position usurped by forces going out of control.



Patut Pun Kecoh: Ada Yang Dah Berangan Nak Jadi Menteri Bila PR Menang Nanti

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 10:28 AM PDT

Kottapan Mahu PKR Siasat Kekecohan Pemilihan Cabang Kota Raja

Gambar: Calon Ketua Cabang Kota Raja, S. Kottapan menunjukkan kesan luka akibat pergaduhan semasa pemilihan dalam Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), pada sidang akhbar di sini hari ini.

KLANG: Seorang calon Ketua Cabang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Kota Raja yang mendakwa diserang oleh sekumpulan 40 samseng semasa kekecohan pemilihan pimpinan cabang itu mahu PKR pusat menyiasat kejadian itu dengan segera.

S.Kottapan berkata, beliau difahamkan siasatan akan dilaksanakan selepas pemilihan peringkat tertinggi parti November ini.

Bagaimanapun, jika hendak menunggu sampai tamat pemilihan pusat ia sudah lewat, katanya kepada pemberita di dalam sebuah wad pusat perubatan swasta di sini hari ini.

Ditanya apakah tindakan yang ingin beliau saksikan daripada PKR pusat, beliau berkata:" Saya mahu pemilihan ini dibatalkan." Jika tiada tindakan diambil bermakna tiada keadilan, katanya.

Beliau mendakwa, semasa berlaku kekecohan pemilihan cabang Kota Raja di Dewan Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam di Bukit Naga, peti-peti undi pada pemilihan itu telah dibawa ke PKR pusat.

Bagaimanapun, Kottapan mendakwa tiada wakil beliau dipanggil semasa pengiraan undi dan kemungkinan tinggi peti-peti undi itu telah diusik.

Dalam pemilihan yang berlangsung pada 26 September itu, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Seri Andalas dan Exco Selangor, Dr Xavier Jayakumar telah diumumkan oleh laman web parti itu memenangi jawatan Ketua Cabang Kota Raja.

Bagaimanapun, Kottapan berkata, beliau telah menghantar surat bantahan kepada Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pemilihan Pusat PKR, Dr Molly Cheah mengenai kekecohan semasa pemilihan itu.

Kottapan juga kesal dengan dakwaan beberapa pemimpin PKR bahawa kecederaan yang dialaminya itu adalah lakonan.

Katanya, beliau mengalami kecederaan pada rahang dan telinga kanannya masih lagi sakit kerana ditumbuk dan ligamen di bahagian lutut kirinya juga cedera akibat ditendang bertubi-tubi dan kecederaan beliau akan terbukti apabila imbasan dan laporan perubatannya siap.

Ditanya apakah faktor yang mendorong kekecohan ini berlaku, beliau mendakwa perkara itu berlaku apabila terdapat segelintir penyandang ketua cabang yang menggunakan taktik kotor bagi mengekalkan jawatan masing-masing.

Beliau berkata, ada di antara mereka yang bertanding sudah memasang angan-angan mahu menjadi menteri jika Pakatan Rakyat menawan Putrajaya pada pilihan raya umum ke-13 nanti.
- BERNAMA


Watching them die...

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 09:36 AM PDT

-- A child dies every six seconds due to hunger
-- 22 nations face protracted food crises

-- Almost 1 billion people worldwide still face hunger

We keep on getting this figures every year from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Over the past few decades, international effort to reduce the figures did not show much improvement (read here).

Why? The super powers are embroiled in international crisis. They used what was supposed to be 'funds for the poors' to finance wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Major donor nations such as the United States, UK, France and Germany were more keen in giving aides to Israel and the West-installed regimes of Iraq and Afghanistan rather than committing seriously to the FAO programmes (read here).

Countries in protracted crisis require targeted assistance, with the focus not only on emergency relief but also on longer-term tools, such as providing school meals or implementing food-for-work programmes, according to a FAO report, which used three measurable criteria to determine whether or not a country is in a protracted crisis.

The criteria are the longevity of the crisis, the composition of external aid flows, and the inclusion of the country on FAO's list of low-income food-deficit countries (LIFDCs).

A total of 22 countries currently meet all three of these criteria, namely Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uganda and Zimbabwe.


FOOTNOTE:
I like watching Malaysians eat. I had a friend who died of eating too much in 2004.


Rahimi Dakwa Dipaksa Libatkan Najib Dan Rosmah, Latheefa Koya Nafi.

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 09:24 AM PDT

Laporan Rahimi: Saya 'dipaksa' libatkan Najib, Rosmah

Bekas pembantu Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim - Rahimi Osman - mendakwa dia dipaksa untuk menandatangani dua akuan bersumpah berhubung tuduhan yang Anwar telah meliwat seorang lagi bekas pembantunya, Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Menurut laporan polis Rahimi hari ini, akuan bersumpah pertama ditandatangani pada 28 Jun 2008 di Hotel Quality, Shah Alam dan yang kedua ditandatangani beberapa hari kemudiannya di Petaling Jaya.

Pada hari itu, Anwar dan para penyokongnya berkumpul di Hotel Quality, beberapa jam selepas Saiful membuat laporan polis, mendakwa dia diliwat oleh Anwar.

Rahimi mendakwa akuan bersumpah kedua telah dipinda kandungannya untuk memalit dan memfitnah Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak dan isteri Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor dalam konspirasi terhadap Anwar dalam kes liwat tersebut.

"Kandungan kedua-dua akuan bersumpah itu adalah tidak benar sama sekali. Dan saya dipaksa untuk menandatanganinya. Saya juga tidak diberikan sebarang salinan kedua-kedua akuan bersumpah tersebut.

"Disebabkan akuan bersumpah itu tidak benar, saya sekarang ingin menceritakan perkara yang sebenarnya, maka saya telah membuat satu akuan bersumpah yang baru hari ini yang mengandungi cerita benar," laporan polis Rahimi dipetik.

Menurut Rahimi, dia telah mengemukakan akuan bersumpah tersebut bersama laporan polisnya.

Bimbangkan keselamatan

Dakwanya, dia terpaksa menurunkan tandatangan pada akuan bersumpah tersebut kerana risaukan keselamatan dirinya, memandangkan ketika itu "ratusan penyokong dan orang kanan Anwar berada di keliling hotel".

Menurutnya, dua peguam Anwar - Latheefa Koya dan Saiful Izham Ramli - menahannya di hotel tersebut selama beberapa hari bersama seorang rakan.

Dalam laporan itu lagi, Rahimi mendakwa mereka telah memintanya menandatangani akuan bersumpah itu walaupun "saya tidak langsung bersetuju dengan kandungannya".

Menurut laporan itu lagi, Rahimi mendakwa dia telah dihubungi oleh Latheefa beberapa bulan yang lalu melalui telefon untuk menandatangani satu lagi akuan bersumpah.

"Dia mengatakan bahawa akuan bersumpah yang telah saya tandatangani sebelum ini telah hilang. Namun saya tidak melayan mereka dan cuba sedaya upaya menjauhkan diri dari mereka."

Dalam laporan polisnya, Rahimi juga meminta perlindungan kerana bimbangkan keselamatan dirinya dan keluarganya.

Ketika dihubungi, Latheefa berkata beliau akan mengadakan sidang akhbar berhubung perkara itu. Beliau adalah ketua penerangan PKR.

Sementara itu, Saiful Izham, ketika dihubungi, menyatakan rasa terperanjatnya terhadap dakwaan tersebut.

Bagaimanapun, katanya, beliau perlu melihat kenyataan Rahimi terlebih dahulu, sebelum membuat sebarang ulasan. -mk


Akuan sumpah: Ketua Penerangan PKR nafi dakwaan bekas pembantu Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR, 6 Okt – Ketua Penerangan PKR Latheefa Koya turut menafikan dakwaan bahawa beliau telah memaksa seorang saksi kes liwat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim agar menandatangani dua akuan bersumpah mengaitkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib dan isterinya Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

Latheefa mendakwa saksi itu Rahimi Osman, yang satu ketika dulu merupakan pembantu Anwar secara "sukarela" telah bekerjasama dengan pasukan guaman penasihat PKR itu semasa menandatangani akuan bersumpah itu pada Jun 2008.

"Saya menafikan sekeras-kerasnya mengenakan tekanan ke atas dia.

"Ketika itu dia merupakan saksi yang berpotensi dalam kes Anwar, sebagai sebahagian daripada pasukan pembela, kami hanya menyediakan kenyataan-kenyataan melibatkan saksi-saksi berpotensi, yang merupakan perkara biasa dalam mana-mana pembelaan perundangan," kata beliau dalam kenyataan SMS petang tadi.

Latheefa yang melabel dakwaan Rahimi ke atas dirinya dan anggota PKR yang lain sebagai "fitnah dan tohmahan" bercadang mengambil tindakan ke atas bekas pembantu Anwar itu.

Terdahulu ketika dihubungi oleh The Malaysian Insider, Latheefa berkata adalah sesuatu yang tidak masuk akal Rahimi boleh membuat kenyataan bahawa dia dipaksa menandatangani deklarasi seumpama itu memandangkan ia tidak digunakan oleh pasukan pembela setakat ini.

"Kami hanya menghimpunkan kenyataan daripada saksi-saksi yang kenal Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan dan dia (Rahimi) kenal sangat (saksi utama itu)," katanya lagi.

Rahimi adalah rakan satu sekolah Saiful dan dipercayai telah dirujuk kepada Anwar agar mengambil dia kerja pada 2008.

"Akuan-akuan bersumpah tidak menyelesaikan masalah kami sebab ia tidak digunakan... ia bukan sesuatu yang luar biasa.

"Lebih-lebih lagi, apa sahaja yang dinyatakan dalam akuan bersumpah itu sudah pun dibangkitkan dalam perbicaraan," kata Latheefa.

Justeru katanya, beliau akan memanggil satu sidang media dalam waktu terdekat.

Terdahulu, peguam pasukan Anwar, Sankara Nair dalam reaksinya menafikan dakwaan Rahimi bahawa bekas pembantu Ketua Umum Pakatan Rakyat itu telah dipaksa menandatangani dua akuan bersumpah berkaitan kes liwat akhir Jun 2008.

Sankara berkata, Rahimi menandatangani akuan bersumpah itu secara sukarela selepas mengadakan pertemuan dengan peguam-peguam Anwar di Quality Hotel dua tahun lalu.

"Saya hendak menegaskan di sini bahawa Rahimi tidak dipaksa menandatangani akuan bersumpah. Dia menyediakan akuan bersumpah secara sukarela yang memihak kepada Anwar," katanya.

"Dia (Rahimi) dengan bebas memberi maklumat... saya hadir bersama dengan beberapa peguam semasa dia menerangkan apa yang sebenarnya telah berlaku," kata beliau kepada The Malaysian Insider petang ini.

Sankara juga berkata Latheefa, yang juga salah seorang peguam kes Anwar dalam kes liwat terbaru sekarang ditanggungjawabkan untuk mendapatkan tandatangan Rahimi pada akuan bersumpah yang dimaksudkan.

Petang tadi, Rahimi mendakwa beliau telah dipaksa mengaitkan Najib dan Rosmah kes liwat kedua dihadapi Anwar dengan menandatangani dua akuan bersumpah.

Rahimi berkata beliau telah dipaksa menandatangani akuan bersumpah pada 28 Jun 2008, yang mendakwa Najib dan Rosmah mendalangi konspirasi terhadap Anwar dalam kes liwat melibatkan bekas pembantunya, Mohd Saiful.

Saiful mendakwa dia diliwat Anwar beberapa hari sebelum itu dan kes itu sedang berlangsung.

Laporan polis dibuat Rahimi kira-kira 3.03 petang tadi.

Dalam laporan itu, Rahimi mendakwa beliau telah dipaksa menandatangani dua akuan bersumpah oleh Latheefa dan juga beberapa anggota parti di Quality Hotel akhir Jun 2008. -TMI

















LKY's wife: Malaysia-Singapore would not work because of Umno Malays!

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 09:00 AM PDT

By Clara Chooi
October 06, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 — Singapore's minister mentor Lee Kuan Yew delivered a eulogy today to his wife Kwa Geok Choo and credited her with safeguarding the republic's interest "each time Malaysian Malay leaders threatened to cut off our water supply."
He also revealed that Kwa, who died on Saturday in Singapore, had cautioned him against joining the Malaysian federation, because the politics of Umno's Malay leaders were "communally-based, on race and religion."
Lee (picture) was speaking at Kwa's private funeral service today at Singapore's Mandai crematorium where the couple's family and friends had gathered to pay their final respects to the 89-year-old.
In his eulogy which drew tears all around, Lee took time to fondly recall how his wife's quiet defiance and unrelenting support had influenced him in many of his decisions in their 63 years together.
It was Kwa, he said, who had been instrumental in ensuring that the Malaysian government would stick to its guarantee to observe two water agreements, signed back in 1961 and 1962, when the city state was forced to leave the Federation of Malaya in 1965.
"When separation was imminent, Eddie Barker, as Law Minister, drew up the draft legislation for the separation. But he did not include an undertaking by the Federation Government to guarantee the observance of the two water agreements between the PUB (Public Utilities Board) and the Johor state government.
"I asked Choo (Kwa) to include this," he explained.
Kwa, added Lee, was "meticulous in her choice of words".
"The amendment statute was annexed to the Separation Agreement, which we then registered with the United Nations.
"The then Commonwealth Secretary Arthur Bottomley said that if other federations were to separate, he hoped they would do it as professionally as Singapore and Malaysia," he continued.
Lee proudly said that Bottomley's words were a compliment to both Barker and his wife's professional skills.
"[Now] each time Malaysian Malay leaders threatened to cut off our water supply, I was reassured that this clear and solemn international undertaking by the Malaysian government in its Constitution will get us a ruling by the UNSC (United Nations Security Council)," he said.
Kwa, he pointed out, had also been spot-on in her foresight that a Malaysia-Singapore union would not work.
"When we were about to join Malaysia, she told me that we would not succeed because the Umno Malay leaders had such different lifestyles and because their politics were communally-based, on race and religion," he said.
At the time, however, Lee recalled, he had told his wife that the union had to work for want of a better choice.
"But she was right. We were asked to leave Malaysia before two years," he said.
Lee, Singapore's founding father, made a similar reference to Umno's communalism in a recent interview with the New York Times last month, when he expressed regret of how the city-state had been "turfed-out" of Malaysia in 1963.
During the interview, the former premier claimed that if this had not happened, Malaysia would today be enjoying Singapore's brand of nationalism and multi-racialism.

To be fair, one needs to read 'The last farewell to my wife — Lee Kuan Yew'. One cannot blame LKY for bringing 'sensitive' issues up - even in an eulogy. After all, politics is in his blood - just like Mahathir. ;)



Tragedi Bayi Mati Dibunuh Monyet Liar

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Kematian Tragis: Monyet Liar Bunuh Bayi

Gambar: Anggota Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara (Perhilitan) negeri membawa seekor monyet yang berjaya ditembak di kawasan semak berhampiran rumah mangsa, berhampiran Taman Happy, Rasah di sini, petang ini.

Seorang bayi perempuan berusia empat hari mati setelah diserang seekor monyet liar menyebabkan kecederaan parah di kepala, telinga, leher dan muka akibat dicakar dan digigit setelah diserang binatang tersebut pada kira-kira pukul 1.15 petang.
--foto BERNAMA

SEREMBAN: Seorang bayi perempuan berusia empat hari mati diserang seekor monyet liar di dalam rumahnya berhampiran Happy Garden, Rasah di sini, petang Rabu.

Dalam proses serangan itu dilakukan, monyet liar itu juga dipercayai mengheret atau mengangkat keluar bayi berkenaan ke laman rumah berkenaan dan kemudian membiarkannya di situ.

Bayi yang belum diberi nama itu cedera parah di kepala, telinga, leher dan muka akibat dicakar dan digigit haiwan itu. Kejadian tersebut dilaporkan berlaku pada kira-kira jam 1 petang tadi.

Datuk bayi itu, A. Valayutham, 75, berkata cucunya diserang ketika bayi itu berada di ruang tamu rumah.

Katanya, sewaktu kejadian, dia berada di dapur manakala menantunya B. Revathy, 28, iaitu ibu bayi itu berada dalam bilik air.

"Pada mulanya saya berada di ruang tamu bersama cucu saya itu. Saya kemudian ke dapur untuk minum, namun apabila menantu saya keluar dari bilik air dia dapati bayinya tiada dan terdapat kesan darah.

"Menantu saya cemas dan meluru keluar rumah dan mendapati cucu saya berada di luar rumah dengan kesan darah di kepala dan badan. Jiran saya kemudian membawa cucu saya ke Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar Seremban tetapi cucu saya telah meninggal dunia," kata Valayutham.

Dia berkata, monyet liar itu dipercayai memasuki rumahnya melalui pintu depan sebelum ke ruang tamu dan menyerang cucunya.

Pegawai operasi Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Seremban 2, Khairuddin Mohamad berkata, sebaik sahaja anggota bomba sampai di tempat kejadian, mereka dapati dua ekor monyet berada di atas pokok di kawasan belukar di situ.

"Kita kemudian menghubungi Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara negeri untuk menghantar petugas ke kawasan kejadian untuk tindakan lanjut," katanya.

Anggota Perhilitan kemudian menembak mati seekor daripada monyet itu.

Sementara itu, Pengarah Perhilitan Negeri Sembilan, Ishak Muhamad mengesahkan monyet yang menyerang bayi tersebut telah berjaya ditembak oleh kakitangan jabatan itu di tempat kejadian.

Beliau berkata, monyet itu menyerang bayi berkenaan kerana menyangka ia adalah makanan.

"Itu yang kita suspek...monyet berkenaan mencuri masuk ke rumah berkenaan untuk mencari makanan dan dia menyangka bayi itu adalah sejenis makanan lalu membawanya lari," katanya kepada The Star.

Menurut beliau, monyet itu ditembak mati pada lebih kurang jam 4 petang menggunakan rifel oleh renjer Perhilitan.

Ishak juga mengesahkan bahawa bayi tersebut telah dilarikan dari dalam rumah oleh monyet berkenaan lalu membawanya ke atas bumbung rumah itu.

"Bayi itu mati akibat terjatuh dari atas bumbung selepas ia dilepaskan oleh monyet yang melarikannya mungkin selepas terkejut mendengar jeritan mereka yang berada di dalam rumah," kata Ishak.

Beliau juga berkata, kes ini adalah yang pertama seumpamanya di negeri berkenaan dan menambah kehadiran monyet jantan itu mungkin kerana tertarik kepada seekor monyet betina yang dibela sebagai binatang peliharaan oleh keluarga berkenaan.

"Kejadian ini adalah sangat luar biasa kerana biasanya monyet hanya mencuri makanan dari atas pokok atau dari rumah yang dibiarkan terbuka," tambahnya. -mstar


Ugly Malaysians

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 07:41 AM PDT

No, I am not talking about the shock most of us experience when we look at the mirror in the morning. The ugly Malaysians here are those inconsiderate few who make life miserable for many disabled people. Their acts have caused a great deal of inconvenience to us, directly and indirectly.

Accessible parking at Lot 10 blocked by a sign
Accessible parking at Lot 10 blocked by a sign.

They park indiscriminately in bays allocated to disabled people, blatantly ignoring the clamp and fine warnings because most times, this ruling is not enforced. To stop such abuse, car park managers barricade these bays with parking cones or chain them up. However, this does not solve the problem at all as the barricades also prevent disabled people from parking in the bays.

Security personnel unlocking chained up accessible parking at Jusco Kinta City Ipoh
Security personnel unlocking chained up accessible parking at Jusco Kinta City Ipoh.

Some car park managers leave a phone number to be called for assistance. Others have security personnels nearby that can be summoned by a honk. The real problems are in car parks that are barely manned, and especially when the disabled driver is unaccompanied. This restricts disabled people driving solo to only a handful of places.

Accessible parking bays at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur blocked by traffic cones
Accessible parking bays at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur blocked by traffic cones.

The act of having to put up warning signs and barricades at accessible parking bays clearly shows the mentality of some drivers. These inconsiderate people would park in one, without a second thought, if they could get away with it, and most of the time they do. This perpetuates the abuse as offenders are emboldened by the lack of enforcement.

Signboard at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur warning against abusing accessible parking
Signboard at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur warning against abusing accessible parking.

As I see it, putting up barricades is not a solution to stem this abuse. The car park managers, including local authorities, must strictly enforce the clamp and fine rule, or tow away offending vehicles. It is only through severe punitive measures that these people will be forced obey the rules and hopefully learn to be more considerate.

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Bersama 70 pelajar USM turun padang ke Kampung Melayu

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 07:04 AM PDT

70 mahasiswa-mahasiswi USM telah turun ke Kampung Melayu untuk menjalankan khidmat masyarakat bersama YB Wong Hon Wai, ADUN Air Itam. Program ini bertujuan untuk membantu warga tua, orang kurang upaya secara wang tunai dan membantu mereka mengemas rumah mereka.



Kereta Lama Akan Ditamatkan Hayatnya. Orang Miskin Makin Menderita.

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 07:31 AM PDT

Proton sokong dasar kenderaan tamat hayat pada Bajet 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd berharap kerajaan menimbang melaksanakan dasar kenderaan tamat hayat (ELV) dalam Bajet 2011 bagi menampung industri automotif negara.

Pengarah Urusan Kumpulan, Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, berkata dasar ELV itu memberi impak segera terhadap keseluruhan ekosistem seperti yang dilaksanakan menerusi pakej rangsangan setahun yang lalu.

"Kami faham ia adalah satu proses yang mahal, dan kami bersedia berbincang dengan kerajaan untuk mencari kaedah bagaimana peserta industri dan kerajaan boleh memainkan peranan," katanya pada rumah terbuka Aidilfitri Proton di sini, hari ini.

Syed Zainal berkata, kenderaan lama perlu ditamatkan hayatnya apabila jumlah industri automotif mencapai peringkat ketepuan.

Beliau berkata, sudah sampai masanya untuk kerajaan menyediakan pakej dan insentif bagi memastikan kereta-kereta lama yang tidak selamat dan tidak mesra alam, tidak berada atas jalan.

"Ini boleh dilihat di negara lain seperti Jepun, Korea Selatan, Singapura dan Indonesia.

"ELV membabitkan kereta dan trak ringan yang dianggap sampah dan perlu dilupuskan," katanya.

Syed Zainal berkata, kerajaan juga perlu menyediakan insentif untuk penggunaan teknologi hijau serta geran penyelidikan dan pembangunan (R&D) untuk mempromosi inovasi, sejajar dengan Model Baru Ekonomi.

Langkah itu, katanya, akan menggalakkan aktiviti R&D dalam negara dengan harapan teknologi itu boleh dikomersilkan.

"Itu setidak-tidaknya sebagai pemangkin oleh kerajaan dalam memudahkan peserta automotif seperti Proton, serta pengguna, untuk mula peka terhadap kenderaan berteknologi hijau," katanya. - BERNAMA

Ulasan GB

Dasar Kenderaan Tamat Hhayat (ELV) hendak dilaksanakan bagi menampung industri automotif negara. Dalam bahasa yang mudah "memaksa rakyat untuk membeli kereta baru". Supaya Proton terus dapat hidup. Kerana jumlah industri automotif mencapai peringkat ketepuan.

Kereta lama dikatakan tidak selamat dan tidak mesra alam.

Namun, kita ingin pihak Proton dedahkan statistik kemalangan jiwa yang berlaku setiap hari. Apakah lebih banyak kereta lama atau kereta baru?

Dasar ELV yang ingin diperkenalkan satu lagi dasar kerajaan BN yang mencerut leher rakyat marhain.

Katakan TIDAK kepada BN!


Malam Kesenian

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 06:29 AM PDT

2 malam kesenian - Aidilfiltri di Kampung Melayu dan Pesta Tanglung di Sunshine Farlim





Ceramah di merata tempat di Pulau Pinang

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 06:12 AM PDT

Ceramah di Kampung Melayu, AIr Itam (5 Oktober): YB Wong Hon Wai bersama Mat Sabu dan Ustaz Roshidi





Ceramah di Tasek Gelugor 19 September 2010





Ceramah di Seberang Jaya (27 Ogos 2010): YB Wong Hon Wai bersama YB Nasharudin (Timbalan Presiden PAS.


The babies

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 06:02 AM PDT

When Asiah and her husband found out that she was pregnant last year, her husband was thinking of abortion. Likewise, recently, when Razif & wife found out that the wife was pregnant, they too were thinking of abortion. They had not even gone to see the doctors yet, but they called me to ask for my opinion. They were probably thinking that their baby would definitely be infected.

When I give talks on HIV/AIDS, many had thought that babies born to HIV+ mothers are sure to be infected. Some were surprised when I told them that there is a possibility that the babies won't be infected.

Actually only a small percentage of babies born to HIV+ mothers are infected. It used it be 30%, then reduced to 10%. Now with all the measures taken – taking medication during pregnancy, caesarian delivery, and no breastfeeding – there is a great chance that the babies would be spared from the virus… contrary to many people's belief that babies born to HIV+ mothers are 100% sure to be infected.

As a matter of fact, if I were to base it on the cases I've dealt with ever since I joined as a volunteer, all the babies have been confirmed negative.

The first few pregnancy cases I dealt with were those of Yah, Fuzi, Maria and Zana. The worse one at that time was the case of Zana's pregnancy; she was unwed, and she hid her pregnancy (even the doctors at the HIV clinic didn't know she was pregnant – I was the first to find out… even then because she was seeking my help to get a shelter home for her and I forced her to tell me the whole truth if she wanted me to help her). By the time the doctors started her on medication, she was already in her 3rd trimester.

All the 5 babies born to the 4 ladies above (Zana delivered twins) have been confirmed negative. Sadly though, one of Zana's twin babies died of an illness, but nothing to do with HIV. The surviving ones are already 5 years old now.

The next few pregnancy cases I got assigned to were Mrs K, followed by Sha. In the case of Mrs K, she herself were amazingly not infected despite Mr K's very low level of CD4. So with Mrs K not infected, there was no worry about the baby being infected. Sha however, found out about her own infection when she went for her pregnancy tests, and was very concerned about the baby. Her baby is 4 now, and confirmed negative.

Then there was Murni, who was introduced to me after she gave birth. Murni's daughter, 2 years now, too has been confirmed negative.

Another case was Sharifah – the young unwed mother. She herself only found out she was pregnant during her 3rd trimester (her period had always been irregular, and she's quite chubby and so she thought she was just a bit more buncit than usual). Her little baby girl is 1 year plus now, and she too has been confirmed negative.

After Sharifah's case, an old client, Asiah, who had already known she was HIV+, panicked when she found out she was pregnant. But Asiah's baby is already 10 months now, and so far, tests indicated that the boy is also negative.

Azimah was introduced to me right after she gave birth. Her baby girl is also about the age of Asiah's baby boy, and again, so far tests had shown negative results.

The last HIV client of mine who gave birth was Halimah, whose baby would be about 6 months by now. And so far so good.

So yeah, that's a 100% clean slate for my clients. Of course, that doesn't mean HIV+ couples don't have to worry about planning to have a child. There are other things to consider, like their CD4 and viral load count. Those with low CD4 and high viral load count would have higher risks.

The only HIV+ children I know, Nuri's daughter, Farah; Fuzi's son, Ijam; Lily's son, Boboy; and Pushpa (whose parents both have died), are aged between 8 – 14 years now. Their mothers had not known of their HIV status until much later, not during their pregnancy. And so none of the precautions mentioned above were taken.

Right now there are 3 pregnancy cases I have to monitor – Liza, the young 20 year old who is separated from her husband; Ina, the Orang Asli whose husband passed away a few months ago; and the latest is Razif's wife, who, the last I know, had not even informed the doctors yet of her pregnancy.

Which reminds me, I'd better check with the nurse at the ID clinic to see if Razif and wife had arranged for an earlier appointment.


GALAS: PAS Tetap Lawan. Sedia Letak Calon Orang Asli

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 05:20 AM PDT

PAS tetap lawan biarpun Ku Li calon Galas

KOTA BHARU: Menteri Besar Kelantan, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat yakin Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah tidak akan bertanding pada pilihan raya kecil Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Galas pada 4 November nanti.

Mursyidul Am PAS itu berkata, jika Tengku Razaleigh ingin menjadi Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) pasti beliau sudah bertanding ketika Ahli Parlimen Gua Musang itu menjadi Pengerusi Badan Perhubungan UMNO Kelantan.

Bagaimanapun, Nik Abdul Aziz, berkata PAS tidak akan memberi kemenangan percuma jika Tengku Razaleigh menjadi calon dalam pilihan raya kecil itu biarpun Ahli Parlimen tersebut pernah memberikan sokongan kepada kerajaan negeri Kelantan pimpinan PAS berhubung isu tuntutan royalti minyak.

"Tuntutan royalti dan menentang calon dalam pilihan raya adalah perkara yang berbeza," katanya selepas Majlis Rumah Terbuka Lapan Briged di sini, hari ini.

Kerusi DUN itu kosong berikutan kematian wakil rakyatnya daripada PAS, Chek Hashim Sulaima, 46, di Kuala Lumpur akibat barah usus pada 27 September lalu.

Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) mengumumkan hari ini bahawa penamaan calon bagi pilihan raya kecil DUN Galas akan diadakan pada 26 Oktober dan pengundian pada 4 November.

Mengulas tarikh mengundi pilihan raya kecil itu, Nik Abdul Aziz berkata, jentera PAS sudah bersiap sedia untuk menghadapi pilihan raya berkenaan.

"Bagi PAS akan yakin menang juga sekalipun yang dicalonkan itu Tengku Razaleigh," katanya.

Mengenai pemilihan calon PAS, beliau berkata, pihaknya sudah mempunyai calon yang sesuai untuk diketengahkan.

"Calon memang ada dan sekarang ini makin ramai orang layak jadi calon, kerana kita tunjuk secara fizikal dan praktikalnya di Kelantan, yang menyebabkan orang Melayu, orang Cina pun sudah tertarik," tambahnya. - BERNAMA


PAS sedia pilih calon Orang Asli di Galas

PAS sedia memilih calon daripada kalangan Orang Asli untuk bertanding dalam pilihan raya termasuk pada pilihan raya kecil bagi kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Kelantan kawasan Galas pada 4 Nov ini, kata Timbalan Pesuruhjaya II PAS Kelantan Datuk Husam Musa.

Katanya ini tidak mustahil jika ada calon yang sesuai dan setelah diambil kira komitmen masyarakat Orang Asli terhadap PAS.

"Kita tidak menolak kemungkinan boleh memilih masyarakat Orang Asli sebagai calon, memandangkan mereka sudah mula menunjukkan minat dalam politik dan sikap mereka yang mula menerima arus pembangunan sebagaimana masyarakat moden," katanya kepada pemberita di Kota Bharu hari ini.

Beliau diminta mengulas kenyataan ketua masyarakat Orang Asli dari Galas, Pandak a/l Panjang Ey bahawa pihaknya mempunyai jentera gerak gempur parti sendiri untuk membantu kempen pilihan raya itu dan tidak mahu parti politik mengganggu dan masuk berkempen di kawasan penempatan Orang Asli.

Kerusi Galas kosong berikutan kematian penyandangnya Chek Hashim Sulaima, 46, daripada PAS pada 27 Sept lalu.

Husam berkata sikap terbuka PAS menerima calon dari semua pihak dalam menghadapi pilihan raya selaras dengan dasar parti itu untuk semua.

- Bernama



Marital Humor :-)

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 03:30 AM PDT

Mike was going to be married to Karen so his Father sat him down for a little chat.



He said, 'Mike, let me tell you something. On my wedding night in our honeymoon suite, I took off my pants, handed them to your Mother, and said, 'Here, try these on.''

She did and said, 'These are too big. I can't wear them.'

I replied, 'Exactly.. I wear the pants in this family and I always will.'

Ever since that night, we have never had any problems.

'Hmmm,' said Mike. He thought that might be a good thing to try.

On his honeymoon, Mike took off his pants and said to Karen, 'Here, try these on..'

She tried them on and said, 'These are too large. They don't fit me.'

Mike said, 'Exactly. I wear the pants in this family and I always will. I don't want you to ever forget that.'

Then Karen took off her pant*** and handed them to Mike.She said, 'Here, you try on mine.'

Mike did and said, 'I can't get into your pant***.'

Karen said, 'Exactly. And if you don't change your smart-ass attitude, you never will.'

*Posted for humor and NOT to offend anyone.



Thanks to Pauline who sent me this post. Have a lovely evening everyone!


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Kes Liwat Lagi. Fitnah Atau Apa?

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 03:40 AM PDT

Bekas pembantu Anwar dakwa dipaksa buat SD

Satu sidang akhbar - yang dipercayai ada kaitan dengan perbicaraan liwat terhadap Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yang sedang berjalan- oleh bekas pembantunya, Rahimi Osman, dibatalkan ekoran gangguan oleh satu kumpulan.

Sidang akhbar itu sepatutnya diadakan di restoran Lotus di Klang pada jam 4 petang hari ini, tetapi kemudiannya dibatalkan ekoran kemunculan kumpulan tersebut.

Rahimi (tengah) memberitahu wartawan bahawa dia telah membuat laporan polis di ibupejabat polis daerah Klang pada jam 2 petang ini berhubung dua akuan sumpah (SD) yang dibuat pada 2008.


Peguam Rahimi - S Ravi Chandran - berkata laporan polis dibuat untuk menyatakan bahawa dua akuan bersumpah itu adalah tidak tepat.

Akuan bersumpah itu ada kaitan dengan perbicaraan liwat Anwar yang sedang berjalan, di mana beliau dituduh meliwat seorang lagi pembantu, Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Menurut polis Klang, Rahimi telah membuat laporan polis, mendakwa dia telah dipaksa oleh orang Anwar supaya membuat dua akuan bersumpah tersebut.

Ketua polis Klang, Mohamad Mat Yusof mengesahkan menerima laporan tersebut tetapi enggan memberi maklumat lanjut kerana perkara itu telah dipindahkan ke polis daerah Shah Alam.

Rahimi adalah rakan persekolahan Saiful. Dia dipercayai membawa Saiful untuk bekerja dengan Anwar pada 2008. Saiful kemudiannya menggantikan Rahimi yang berhenti pada tahun tersebut untuk meneruskan kariernya dalam bidang perniagaan.


Rahimi Osman Buat Laporan Polis Dakwa Diliwat DS Anwar



Jam 2.00 petang, bertempat di Ibupejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) Klang, seorang pegawai khas Pakatan Rakyat dan Setiausaha Sulit Anwar Ibrahim telah membuat laporan polis yang beliau turut menjadi mangsa liwat Anwar Ibrahim.

Mangsa liwat tersebut adalah Rahimi Osman. Beliau dijangka akan membuat press conference di Lotus PJ pada jam 4.00 petang ini.



Anwar Ibrahim yang kini berada di Rome, Itali bagi menghadiri International Meetings of Prayers for Peace di Church of Sant'Egidio pasti tersentak dengan laporan dan pengakuan yang dibuat oleh Setiausaha Sulit beliau. -sedakasejahtera


Ulasan GB

Baru beberapa hari lepas GB menulis bahawa Datuk Seri Anwar dilihat sebagai Ketua de facto PKR tidak berkecuali di dalam Pemilihan. GB menulis Apa Agenda Anwar Kecam Zaid?

Petikan:

Sebagai Ketua Umum PKR, ramai persoalkan apa sebenarnya agenda Anwar menyerang Zaid depan umum? Apakah ia untuk membantu Azmin untuk mendapatkan pencalonan lebih banyak di dalam pemilihan ini?

Anwar mungkin sudah merasa selesa kerana selama ini blogger-blogger memberikan sokongan terhadap beliau dan keluarga.

Tetapi apabila Ketua Umum PKR itu dilihat partisan di dalam pemilihan, blogger seperti GB kembali persoalkan perlukah Anwar disokong lagi?

Malah selama ini, sekalian ramai blogger memperjuangkan kebenaran dan keadilan untuknya, apakah Anwar ada berterima kasih? Apakah Anwar prihatin terhadap nasib mereka?

Hei Anwar, anda boleh menyerang bukan saja Zaid, malah sesiapa juga calon yang bertanding, namun tidak sepatutnya kamu melakukannya di depan umum. Kerana dengan cara itu anda dilihat sudah tidak mempunyai ciri keadilan yang sepatutnya dimiliki oleh seorang pemimpin tertinggi parti. Sekalipun teguran anda bernada umum, tetapi ia jelas ditujukan kepada Zaid.


GB berjuang menegakkan kebenaran dan keadilan. GB berjuang kerana Islam. GB berjuang kerana Allah. Yang Maha Benar (Al-Haq) dan Yang Maha Adil (Al-Adl) itu adalah diantara nama-namaNya. GB tidak berjuang kerana PAS, PKR, PR, Anwar Ibrahim, Zaid Ibrahim, Nik Aziz, Hadi Awang dan lain-lain.

Di dalam komen GB yang lepas GB pernah menulis:

mcm dalam gambar tu, jika zaid guna media umno tak boleh, tapi jika anwar sendiri bukan saja gunakan media umno, tetapi bapak umno x apa? sedangkan pertemuan itu dulu sudah cukup utk mengelirukan rakan2 di dalam pr.

nak suruh gb serang anwar lagi selepas ini? insyaAllah, dengan izin dan bantuanNya, mudah sangat bagi gb lakukan.


Dan GB berdoa siang dan malam agar Allah tunjukkan kebenaran dan keadilanNya.

Apakah pendedahan terbaru ini adalah tunjukan dari Allah atau apa? GB belum dapat membuat kepastian. Kita kena tunggu lagi sehingga Allah memberikan petunjukNya lagi.

Begitu juga apabila GB ditegur seorang sahabat yang menyatakan GB keterlaluan apabila mengkritik Suara Keadilan dan TVSelangor yang secara terang-terangan berkempen untuk Azmin. Bagi GB, tiada keadilan di kedua-dua media itu.

Tetapi apa jadi selepas teguran GB itu? Kedua-dua lamanweb itu tidak dapat dibuka.

Apakah ia juga petujuk dari Allah membenarkan perkataan GB? GB tidak berani membuat pengakuan itu.

Apa yang nyata GB terus terang sudah tidak suka kepada pimpinan PKR yang ternyata TIDAK MELAKSANAKAN KEADILAN di dalam partinya. Mereka memfitnah dan mentohmah Zaid Ibrahim tanpa keterangan yang nyata. GB tak der kena mengena dengan Zaid, tetapi GB tak suka kezaliman diperlakukan ke atasnya. Salah kerana diwawancarai oleh Utusan? Ingat wartawan Utusan itu sebahagian besarnya seagama dan sebangsa dengan kita. Mereka tidak boleh dipersalahkan. Nak serang serang editornya sahaja.

GB telah menulis sebelum ini:


Mari kita baca luahan ini:

"Hata Wahari seterusnya mendedahkan bagaimana editor yang menentukan berita muka depan, menonjolkan (highlight) fakta-fakta yang terpilih, dan apa yang ditonjolkan itu bukan ditentukan oleh wartawan. Beliau memberi contoh, "Misalnya dalam kes liwat Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, ada fakta tentang apa yang dikatakan oleh Saiful, bukan wartawan yang tulis (maksud: bukan ditentukan wartawan). Itu semua fakta-fakta yang di-highlight (ditonjolkan) oleh editor. Editor yang berkuasa membuat penetapan bagi tajuk di muka depan."- MR

Sewaktu zaman reformasi meletus pada 1998 dahulu yang banyak membantu GB mendapatkan berita-berita terkini adalah wartawan-wartawan akhbar pencacai inilah. Masa itu tiada harakahdaily, tiada malaysiakini, malaysian insider, FMT malah blog pun tiada.

GB masih ingat seorang wartawan Utusan menghubungi GB, "ni berita baru, siarkan dalam Laman Reformasi, kami tak boleh siarkan di Utusan".


Dan GB mengakhiri tulisan GB yang lepas dengan kenyataan ini:

Bahawa Allah tidak pernah tidur. Dan GB bersyukur kerana sentiasa berada dibawah lindunganNya selama ini walaupun tiada seorang di atas dunia ini memperdulikan GB. Dan GB akan tetap teruskan perjuangan suci menegakkan kebenaran dan keadilan ini sekalipun terpaksa menegur malah "memancung" para penghalangnya.

Kini, GB berdoa lagi serupa dengan doa-doa dahulu, sebelum kita mengiya atau menidakkan episod terbaru ini sebagai fitnah:

1) Allahumma arinal haqqa, haqqa, warzuqnattiba'ah,
wa arinal bathila bathila, warzuqnajtinabah


Ya Allah, tunjukkanlah yang haq itu sebagai haq, dan kurniakanlah kami kekuatan utk mengikutinya, dan tunjukkanlah yg batil itu sebagai batil dan kurniakanlah kami kekuatan untuk menjauhinya.

2) Rabbi adkhilni mudkhala sidqin wa akhrijni mukhraja sidqin waj'alli min ladunka sulthanan nashiran wa qul ja alhaqqu wa zawaqal bathilu innal bathila kana zahuqan

Ya Allah, masukkanlah aku secara masuk yang benar dan keluarkanlah(pula) aku secara keluar yang benar dan berikanlah kepadaku dari sisi-Mu kekuasaan yang menolong. Dan katakanlah yang benar telah datang dan yang batil telah lenyap.Sesungguhnya yang batil itu adalah sesuatu yang pasti lenyap.

Berdoa sedemikian lebih utama daripada mengikut persangkaan kita. Muga Allah beri petunjuk yang sebenarnya kepada kita semua dan selamatkan kita dari siksaanNya.


{In The Dark, I See Her} WVC TRIO+1 Concert, Featuring Lydia from Jz8

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 02:52 AM PDT


WVC TRiO +1 (Tay Cher Siang on Piano, Vincent Ong on Bass, Charles Wong on Drums, Benjamin Lee on Saxophone) will be featuring songstress Lydia from JZ8 for a concert that turned many popular songs into jazz.


Date : 12th October 2010 , Tuesday

Time: 8pm

Venue: Bentley Music Auditorium, Wisma Bentley, Mutiara Mutiara Damansara

Ticket Price: RM40


For any inquiries or ticket reservation, please contact Suli at 017-6586513 or email: suelim9@gmail.com



Bekas kakitangan Pejabat Anwar lancar kempen PRK Galas bagi pihak Umno

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 10:51 AM PDT

Umno panik dengan pertembungan di kawasan majoriti Melayu di DUN Galas. Dalam keadaan mereka sedang melakukan perang saraf memaksa semua percaya bahawa Melayu sudah benci Pakatan Rakyat dan mencintai Umno melalui Perkasa yang mendapat hak francais peembakar suhu perkauman sudah tentu pilihanraya kecil di kawasan Melayu ini mencemaskan mereka.

Galas sukar buat Pakatan Rakyat untuk mengekalkan kerusi tetapi akan cuba yang terbaik. Bn cemas dan mengarut bermula dengan nak lantik pemimpin yang mereka pinggirkan selama ini 'KuLi' sebagai pengarah, Umno panik kerana kalau tewas Galas maka retorik konon mereka dipuja Melayu akan hancur.

Mereka tahu sesuatu perlu dilakukan segera. Pakatan Rakyat jika turun dengan jentera yang padu pasti Bn tumbang. Faktor pengikat Pakatan Rakyat, Anwar kini berada di Itali. Tanpa perlu menanti Anwar berada di luar negara serangan dituju kepada Anwar.

Kempen Bn sempena Galas bermula hari ini dengan 'kick off' nya dimulakan oleh Rahimi, bekas kakitangan di pejabat Anwar Ibrahim.

Rahimi ini kononya hari ini hadir di Ibu Pejabat Balai Polis Kelang dengan menyatakan dia dipaksa membuat kenyataan bersumpah palsu.

Strategi menggunakan Rahimi ini sudah dihidu beberapa hari lepas. Kononya Rahimi akan membuat aduan polis yang dia juga diliwat. Pelik juga sebab strategi itu mudah sangat dipatahkan kerana Rahimi ini pernah membuat akuan bersumpah dan rakaman audio visual menolak semua dakwaan Saiful, malah dia juga yang menimbulkan dan mengaitkan nama Ezam Mohd Nor sebagai orang yang terlibat dalam kes fitnah 2.

Mungkin 'perancang jahat' juga sedar perkara ini, maka Rahimi tidak jadi mengaku diliwat tetapi sekadar mengaku dia dipaksa membuat akuan bersumpah palsu. *banyak blog pro Umno termasuk twitter Lokman Adam semua telah umum mangsa liwat Anwar akan buat laporan sebelum pun Rahimi buat laporan polis ternyata semua mereka di update hanya dengan perancangan asal dan bukan plan B sila klik

Saya sendiri ada bersama beliau selepas Saiful membuat laporan polis dia diliwat. Rahimi oleh kerana kononya takut maka dia diletakkan di sebuah hotel dan beberapa teman saya diminta menjaga dan memenuhi keperluan Rahimi.

Sepanjang dijaga selama kira - kira 6 hari itu, dia bebas gunakan telefon, dia bebas ke sana ke mari termasuk ke Seri Pentas untuk menonton perlawanan bolasepak ketika itu.

Malah ketika berbual dengan teman-teman yang menemani beliau diberitahu betapa dia sedih kerana bagaimana Saiful boleh buat sedemikian rupa zalim terhadap Anwar.

Namun cheGuBard secara peribadi lansung tak percaya Rahimi ini, saya pernah sendiri ketika itu bercakap dengan Anwar Ibrahim sendiri mengenai keraguan yang timbul kerana beberapa perkara jelas yang terjadi tetapi Rahimi menipu dengan mengatakan sebaliknya. Rahimi ini cheGuBard tak suka sebab terlalu elit gayanya,sombong sangat pakai kereta mewah dengan pemandu, pakaian jenama hebat dan cakap besar sentiasa. Konon dialah orang yang banyak bantu Anwar itu dan ini termasuk susun pertemuan dan buat ucapan. Dia kata kalau nak anak muda ikut parti kena pakai banyak duit, itulah kata yang cukup menjadikan cheGuBard menyampah dengan dia, cuma dah tugasan ialah 'meneman bukan mendidik' maka teman dan dengar je lah.

Mungkin sharpshooter a.k.a Din Binjai dan Zulkifli Ibrahim (Nibong Tebal) boleh berkongsi lebih banyak cerita kerana dialah yang bersama Rahimi ke banyak tempat 'berfoya' ketika mereka menemani Rahimi.

Dipaksa ? Gila...... langsung tak wujud paksaan, malah dia sendiri yang cerita itu dan ini termasuk mengaitkan Ezam.

Lama dia hilang tak tahulah buat apa bagi che'GuBard tak nak campur itu urusan pejabat Anwar, che'GuBard tumpu perkasa parti, tak mahu campur urusan pejabat Anwar Ibrahim sebab nanti tak sesuai pula kerana kita tak secerdik mana.

Tiba - tiba beberapa bulan lepas ketika menghantar sepupu Isteri bernikah di Sg. Buloh kami sekeluarga singgah di Denai Alam. Sebab dengar tempat ini boleh tengok kuda maka cheGuBard bawa anak-anak untuk ambil gambar dengan kuda. che'GuBard jumpa Rahimi ini baru lepas naik kuda, biasalah dengan pakaian hebat, boot naik kuda dan cakap besarnya dia menyapa, salam siap nak cium tangan lagi. Kalau dia kena paksa kenapa sekarang ? Kenapa dekat dengan Galas ?


Wai Hnin Pwint Thon is not fighting for Islam but for the betterment of all the Myanmars

Posted: 06 Oct 2010 02:21 AM PDT

I am writting this because of some racial comments seen on Wai Hnin Pwint Thon the daughter of the detainee Ko Mya Aye, one of the few most famous leaders of the 8888 generation pro-democracy student activists in Burma (Myanmar) just because she is a Burmese Muslim.

Wai Hnin Pwint Thon is not fighting for Islam nor against Myanmar military but for the betterment of all the Myanmars. She is young and inexperience, could have done some mistakes but just look at our selves, who could claim that one has never done mistakes or sins and is 100% free from blemish.

Mya Aye is one of the leaders of the 8888 generation pro-democracy student activists in Burma (Myanmar). He was elected as the Politician of the Year 2006 by readers of the Burma Digest. He has led a campaign for a signature petition to rel…ease all political prisoners when most of the political leaders were imprisoned by the Myanmar Military Junta, SPDC, in order to silence their opposition. He took over all responsibilities after Min Ko Naing, Pyone Cho, Min Za Ya, Htay Kywel and Ko Ko Gyi were arrested. He was first arrested in 1989 and sentenced for 8 years imprisonment because of his role as a prominent student leader in 1988 uprising. {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8888_Uprising}. He was released in 1996 and still continued campaigning for democracy in Burma. He strongly believes in human rights and freedom. He was arrested again 2007 with fellow students leaders and sentenced for 65 years and 6 months imprisonment.
His daughter Wai Hnin Pwint Thon has followed his footsteps to bring change in Burma. She has campaigned for the release of political prisoners in Burma and freedom and democracy. Wai Hnin Pwint Thon based in London and studying her degree at university.

 
Although not directly relevant to the original posting, I am just trying to tell some of our non_Muslim Burmese friends on FB about our Burmese Muslims' LOYALTY and SERVICE of our country. (Please do not angry with the word OUR, I never mea…nt Myanmar or Burma is own by us, but we are the children/citizens of Myanmar/Burma also.) We are part of the citizens only but we have no other parent country. Your ancesters had adopted us, accepted us and now even if U could not accept us as your real brothers, please kindly accept us as your cousins. I wrote this because of some racial comments seen on Wai Hnin Pwint Thon.
 
Two Arab Muslim sailors, Byat Wi and Byat Ta, arrived Burmese shores, near Thaton. After Thaton king had killed the elder brother, the younger brother managed to escape to Bagan and took refuge to king Anawratha. He married a girl from Popa… and got two sons, Shwe Byin brothers. Later they also served the king as worriers, even as the special agents to infiltrate the enemy's inner circle. They were famous after they successfully infiltrated the Chinese King Utibua's bodyguards and drawn three lines with white lime on the Utibua's body and also wrote the threatening message on the wall. Because of that vent, the mighty powerful Chinese army and the king himself were scared, frightened, alarmed and signed a peace agreement with the Burmese.

Ref: Pe Maung Tin and G.H.Luce, The Glass Palace Chronicle of the Kings of Burma, Rangoon University Press, Rangoon, Burma, January 1960

 
May be those surrounding the Anawratha were also worried regarding the potential threat of those Muslim brothers. They refused to contribute in the building of a pagoda at Taung Byone, just north of Mandalay, may be because of their religio…us belief. The brothers' enemies in the inner circle left vacant the spaces for the two bricks so that the king could notice. After a brief inquiry the king ordered to punish the brothers for disobedience but were killed. There was believed to be a big conspiracy even involving Kyansittha, rival worrier, a general, who became the third king of Bagan. All of us know that the King Anawratha just ordered to teach a lesson to the young brothers. Instead of using stick or rattan to strike on the back of the body, Kyansittha ordered to use a hard and solid bamboo trunk and hit on the throat. Deliberate miscarriage of the order with the criminal intent to monopolized the inner circle position?
Comments by Anatomist Prof. Dr. U Maung Maung Nyo
Dar KKG, I had been to Dali or Talifu where King Anawrhta and his heroes had been. The Chines ehosts told us (Burmese writers and journalists) they have the record of Anawrahta visit.I believe Byatwi and Byatta or Bradwi and Bradda arrived …in Thaton. Bradda went to Pagan and fathered Shwephyin brothers. I have been to Taungpyone and saw the pagoda where there were two vacant places for two bricks. Yes, it was possible the two brothers were killed on purpose. But King Anawrahta knew people psychology and he made them Nats to be worshiped by their followers at Taungpyone. King Anawrahta was killed by a Nat Kywe (buffalo) probably by a strong man called Nga Kywe.It could also be a palce coup.  
Dear KKG, TQ for your opinion on the Muslims in Burma. The give and tke should be mutual. Bamar Muslims will be accepted wholeheartedly by all the Burmese (Bamar, Mon, Yakhaing, Shan etc) if they drop the word muslim and say we are Burmese,… not Muslim Burmese in that there are Bamr Buddhists, Bamar Christians , Bamar Hindu etc. We should have a secular attitude. I have no doubt about the love and loyalty of the the many Burmese muslims like Bratta, Shwepyin brothers, U Nu, U Razak, U Kar, Major Ba Thaw, Tiger Ba Nyein, Goalie Ba Htay , Pyinmana Daw Pu, Haji Ko Thein etc. Religion should be kept for private use and not for public consumption.
Ko Ko Gyi
Dear Prof., I agree with you, "But King Anawrahta knew people psychology and he made them Nats to be worshiped by their followers at Taungpyone." Yes Prof., may be some of the executed brothers' friends were not happy with the execution. Es…pecially the sailors at that time were mostly known to be (Bangla) Muslim sailors. The royal raft could not move after that, may be the silent protest against the killing by them. But the witty, white and black Indian Brahmans, royal consultants interpreted that, the two brothers were loyal faithful servants but unjustly punished, became Nats (the powerful spirits) and they pulled the rudder of the royal boat to show their displeasure. Then only, Anawratha as he knew the people's psychology, ordered the building of the spirit-palace at Taung Byone and ordered the people to worship the two brothers.
This was the clever Royal trick used to be played by the ancient Burmese kings to execute the powerful rivals and posthumously elevated them to the level of Nats or powerful Spirits or local gods, just to please their followers or the people who love the executed heroes. This lesson should be learnt by present political leaders around the world. I think Americans are best, Just see Obama accepted his rivals and give place in his admin. If there is a time limit impose on top leaders, the second leader never need to get rid of No 1. and if No wish to remove others, better kick up to other positions instead of humilitating the potential leaders with their beloved followers.
 
King Mindon was the best King in Muslim subjects. Burmese Muslims were given specific quarters to settle in the new city of Mandalay. Sigaing dan, Kone Yoe dan,Taung Balu,Oh Bo,Setkyer Ngwezin,June Amoke Tan, Wali Khan Quarter,Taik Tan Qr, …Koyandaw Qr (Royal Bodyguards' Qr), Ah Choke Tan,Kala Pyo Qr,Panthay dan for the Burmese Chinese Muslims.
In those quarters, lands for 20 Mosques were allocated out side the Palace wall. Sigaing dan Mosque,Kone Yoe Mosque,Taung Balu Mosque, June Mosque, Koyandaw Mosque, Wali Khan Mosque,Kala Pyo Mosque
8.Seven lots of lands for Setkyer Ngwezin,King Mindon donated his palace teak pillars to build a mosque at North Obo in central Mandalay. The Panthays (Burmese Chinese Muslims)
Inside the Palace wall, for the Royal Body Guards, King Mindon himself donated and started the building of the Mosque by laying the Gold foundation at the South-eastern part of the Palace located near the present Independent Monument. This Mosque was called the Shwe Pannet Mosque. That mosque was destroyed by the British to build the Polo playground.King Mindon (1853–78) donated the rest house in Mecca for his Muslim subjects performing Hajj. Nay Myo Gonna Khalifa U Pho Mya and Haji U Swe Baw were ordered to supervise the building. The Kind donated the balance needed to complete the building which was started with the donations from the Burmese Muslims. (From Wikipedia.)
I had wrote under Dr Bo Bo's FB posting_

ဘုိ Boမဏိပူရျပည္နယ္ႏွင့္ ျပည္နယ္သား ကသည္းလူမ်ဳိးမ်ားအေၾကာင္း၊ ၄င္းတုိ႔ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္းသုိ႔ ေရာက္ရွိလာပုံႏွင့္ ေရွးယခင္က ျမန္မာ့ၾသဇာခံျပည္နယ္ျဖစ္ခဲ့ပုံ သမုိင္းေၾကာင္း ျခင္းရာမ်ား၊ ဒုတိယ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံေတာ္ၾကီးကို တည္ေထာင္ခဲ့ေသာ ဘုရင့္ေနာင္လက္ထက္မွ အစျပဳ၍ သာလြန္မင္း၊ မင္းရဲေက်ာ္ထင္(စေနမင္း)၊ မဟာဓမၼရာဇာဓိပတိမင္း၊ အေလာင္းဘုရား၊… ဆင္ျဖဴရွင္ (ေျမဒူးမင္း)၊ ဘုိးေတာ္ဘုရားႏွင့္ ဘၾကီးေတာ္မင္းလက္ထက္အထိ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၂၆၀ ေက်ာ္တုိင္ ျမန္မာမင္းအဆင္ဆင္ႏွင့္ ျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့သည့္ ျမန္မာ-မဏိပူရစစ္ပြဲမ်ား၊ ၄င္းစစ္ပြဲမ်ားအတြင္ ဦးေဆာင္တုိက္ပြဲ၀င္ခဲ့ၾကသည့္ သမုိင္း၀င္ ျမန္မာသူရဲေကာင္းမ်ားႏွင့္ စစ္ဆင္စစ္တက္ ေသနဂၤဗ်ဴဟာမ်ား၊ အာသံ-မဏိပူရနယ္ျခားေဒသ ေရွးေဟာင္း တပ္စခန္းၿမဳိ႕မ်ား စစ္ရိကၡာေထာက္စခန္းမ်ားႏွင့္ မဏိပူရသုိ႔ စစ္ခ်ီလမ္းေၾကာင္း အဆင့္ဆင့္ စစ္ေၾကာင္းျပေျမပုံမ်ား။ ထြန္းေဖာင္ေဒး႐ွင္း စာေပဆု (သမုိင္းဘာသာရပ္) ဘုိ Bo got nationalist sense phwee… I read cruelities of Burman soldiers to Manipuri war captives, killing (throwing from the hillside?) of the old folks n kids.

Maung Nyo In any war both sides commit cruelities and atrocities. The Manipuris raied the Anyar villages oft and on taking women and materials.That's why Alaungpaya/Sinphyushin conquered Manipura. Don't think only the Burmese armies committed atrocities. Even the British Armies committe such atrocities and beheading of the Burmese in the Anglo-Burmese wars and later pacification programmes.
Ko Ko Gyi
Yes Pro., but just read this… (may be the historian was bias against enemy Burmese.
The sort of fighting and bloody killings that took place between 1812-19 when the Burmese kings of Mandalay tried to conquer and subdue the Shan Ahom kingd…om in Assam, India, where the Burmese General Maha Bandula's troops committed indescribable cruelties and barbarities as to decimate something like 2/3 of the population and certainly 1/3 of the men and boys – disemboweling them, eating their flesh and burning them alive in cages to intimidate and suppress the Shan Ahom of Assam,India. REFERENCE: History of Assam by Sir Edward Gaits.
 
May be this Shan leader was also BIAS against Burmese…
That event weakened and disorganized the Shan Ahom that by 1839 the kingdom was completely annexed by the British.
Before that from about 1220 – 1812 AD they maintained themselves unde…r one Dynasty, (that of Mong Mao 568-1604 AD when its descendants ruled Hsenwi or Theinni in Burmese). Indeed the Shan Ahom resisted conquest by the Mughals who had conquered much of India before the British incursion.
Ref: "DIALOGUE WITH A SHAN LEADER, H.R.H HSO KHAN PHA" . Tiger Yawnghwe or His Royal Highness Prince Hso Khan Pha; he is the eldest son of Sao Shwe Thaik, the former Saopha[Prince] of Yawnghwe[Nyaung-Shwe] and the first President of Burma after Burma's Independence from British colonial rule.
 
In October 1819, Bandula, as "Sitke" (Supreme Commander) of the Burmese forces, led the invasion of Manipur
He commanded an infantry of 5000 men and 500 cavalry, followed by Gen. Ne Myo Thura Minhla Nawrahta's 20,000 infantry men and 2500 …cavalry. The Manipuris made their stand near their capital. The fort, surrounded by high hills on two sides and heavily fortified by stout timber gates on the remaining side, was said to be nearly impregnable. Bandula sent in commandos who scaled the hills at night and broke open the stout gates, allowing the Burmese to take the fort and the capital. Raja Marjit Singh fled to the neighboring state of Cachar, which was ruled by his brother Chourjit Singh. The daring operation made Bandula famous. The king granted him the title "'Ne Myo Thura Yegaung"'.
Maung Nyo
Dear Dr KKGyi,TQ.No problem with addressing. The British historians depicted the Burmese and Indian kings or Maharajas as being corrupted, cruel and inefficient, but the British did the same to the natives. I read in one Burmese history boo…k written by a British historian that King Bodawpaya was cruel to the extent that he killed all the relatives of
the usurper. His name was given as Maung Kyu. Hence the Burmese saying," Kyu Bin Khoke Kyu Ma Kyanya (Don;t leave any stem of Kyu if you are cutting it)." Actually that story and history was unrelated.
We saw many Anyar people killed, many villages burnt down by the British . Are they not atrocities?
And look at the Thais. They depict the Burmese as cruel by showing burnt Ayutthaya.But they burnt down Pegu and Toungoo after King bayinnaung's death. War is terrible. Both sides are to blame.
 
After the conquest, the Burmese left a garrison in Manipur, backed by a long supply line up the Chindwin river. Like Manipur, Assam was one of Bodawpaya's acquisitions late in his rule. The Burmese first invaded the Ahom kingdom in March 18…17, and installed a puppet king Chandra Kanta Singh. The puppet king was dethroned soon after the Burmese troops left the country, necessitating their return in early 1819 in the final days of the reign of King Bodawpaya. Nevertheless, in 1821, the puppet king switched allegiance to the British and turned against the Burmese. King Bagyidaw again turned to Bandula to reclaim Assam.
 
In February 1821, a Burmese army of 20,000 (including 10,000 Khamti|Hkamti Shan and Kachin levies) crossed the snow-clad mountains to Assam from their northernmost forts along the Hukawng Valley. After nearly a year and a half of hard fough…t battles in some of the most difficult terrains in the world, the Burmese forces finally defeated Chandra Kanta Singh and the Assamese army in July 1822, and made Assam a Burmese province under a military governor-general, extinguishing the 600-year-old Ahom court once and for all.
The defeated Assamese king fled to British territory of Bengal. The British ignored Bandula's demands to surrender the fugitive king, and instead sent reinforcement units to frontier forts. Ref :History of Upper Assam, Upper Burmah and northeastern frontier, year=1914, publisher=Macmillan, author Leslie Waterfield Shakespear, pages=62–63
Maha Bandula left a military garrison of 2000 men commanded by Gen. Maha Thilawa, and returned to Ava. It was after the conquest of Assam that the former Maung Yit received the title "'Thado Maha Bandula"' (or simply Maha Bandula), as he would be known from then on.
Maung Nyo Dear Dr KKGyi, TQ. Now I like to say a thing concerned with Manipura and Assam joining us in independence. Deedoke U Ba Cho (Martyr) and Thein Pe Myint went to those states in 1946/47 to ask them to join Burma on independence in 1948, but Maharas refused preferring India. It was because Maharajas had more rights with India. People may have different opinio as in Kashmir.
Ko Ko Gyi
First Anglo-Burmese War (1824–1826)
By 1822, the conquests of Manipur and Assam had brought a long border between British India and the kingdom of Ava. The British, based in Calcutta, had their own designs on the region, and actively support…ed rebellions in Manipur, Assam and Rakhine State (Arakan). Calcutta unilaterally declared Cachar and Jaintia British protectorates, and sent in troops. Ref : The Making of Modern Burma , authorThant Myint-U , year2001, publisher Cambridge University Press , isbn=0521799147, 9780521799140 ,pages=18–19 .Cross border raids into these newly acquired territories from British territories and spheres of influence vexed the Burmese. Convinced that war was inevitable, Bandula became a main proponent of offensive policy against the British. Bandula was part of the war party at Bagyidaw's court, which also included Queen Me Nu and her brother, the lord of Salin. Bandula believed that a decisive victory could allow Ava to consolidate its gains in its new western empire in Arakan, Manipur, Assam, Cachar and Jaintia, as well as take over eastern Bengal.
Maung Nyo
Dear Dr KKGyi, Dr Thant Myint U and neo-Burmese histrians take the references mainly from the writings of the Britih/Western authors who write with a Western perspective. They don't rely on native sources. I have read Dr Htin Aung's "In def…ence of the Burmes ecchronicles" and Mandalay U VC U Ko Lay's " King Thibaw and NY Times". Opinions are different.
What is the fact is that Britain took Burmese Empire by 3 Wars from 1824 to 1885 and they did not return all those territories in 1948 that they should!
Now Thailand returned two sattes taken during the Japanese Occupation. Why?
Ko Ko Gyi TQ Prof., we need to repeat Kyansittha's words to King Saw Lu when he refused to be rescued. Now they are suffering under India colony. If India and China follow USSR's way, we all could form a union, sorry I fall asleep and have a daydream.
Maung Nyo No you are wake. Bogyoke thought of a union consisting of states equal in political power like the former Soviet Union. It was ideal.That's why it broke up. If Bogyoke's vision was realized we would have a federal union of Hinduized states, Burmanized states, present ethnic states and it could be a balanced union. He recommended a SEA Union and we now have an ASEAN.
Ko Ko Gyi In Kashmir the ruling Sultan was Hindu and people are Muslims. Hindu Sultan decided to join India, people revolt and Pakistan went in to help in fighting. So there were 2 wrongs and no one was right. Now, Pakistan asking to free Kashmir and let them join. I think it is also not fair for India. If Pakistan truely love Kashmir they should offer their side of Kashmir to be united with Indian side and form a new Independent state which must remain neutral forever.
Maung Nyo Dear Dr KKG, I agree with you.
Ko Ko Gyi
Arakan rule in Chittagong (1550–1666 A.D) ?
Although Bernoli in Historique et Geographic de L'Inde (1786) claimed that, "The name Chittagong came from the Arabic word Shat (delta) prefixed to Ganga (Ganges), indicating the city at the mouth …of the Ganges" the following claim by Arakans is more pleasant to my ears.
The Arakan king, Tsu-La-Taing- Tsandra (951-957 A.D.), invaded Chittagong and defeated the local chieftain (probably a successor of Kanti Deva) in 953 A.D.. In memory of this victory, he erected a monument with the words Tsit-ta-gung (there shall be no war) inscribed on it. It is said that this monument had been erected on the south of Kaunia Charra near Kumira. According some historians the modern name of Chittagong is derived from the inscription on this monument.
Maung Nyo
Dear Dr KKG, The Arakanese version of the origin of Chittagong is near to the truth. I read in one article that it came from Sit Ti Gon like Shwe Tigon. It's Burmese for the headquarters or raised ground of the army.
There are Mranmargyis or… old Burman there. I met one statistician from there in London long ago. He was aBuddhist and very familiar with the Burmese Buddhist traditions.
Naing Maw Than One of my friend, Dr.Min Aung (MUGL) also from this village. He graduated 81 after 2yrs later of Ko Nyein Chan.
Maung Nyo Dear MTN, TQ. Dr Tun Aung and Dr Byamana Shwe Lin of Mandalay are Manipuri. Dr Tun Aung's wife, hi half sister, cooked Manipuri food for us. All vegetables, but very delicious. Manipurians and Assamese think River Irrawaddy at aging is holy for Brahmas and they like to go there. That's one attraction for them to be inside Burma and if persuaded they might join Burma. Present Ponnas as they are called are descendants of captives since Bandoola's day.
ဘုိ Bo U Tun Aung is our saya from Anatomy, Saya is very nice and witty. Saya Byamana is my mum's classmate.
Ko Ko Gyi Dr Tun Aung was a demonstrator when we were in 2nd. MB. Later he was an AL when I worked there as a demonstrator.
Naing Maw Than Thank Saya, King Mindon plotted the wards by professions and racial gcategory. Ya Hine bazar was place for Thais, author Padamamya Khin mentioned she was a descendent from them.
Maung Nyo Dear NMT, King Mindon was a great king. He planned Mandalay a systemic city with streets wide and straight, watered canals around Mandalay to cool it and quarters according to the profession, tribe and vocation. There are Waings for the royal princes and high government servants too. I like the names of quarters like Hemazala, Setkyanwezin, Aungnanyeiktha etc. Descendants of the former captives may also live in Ponnakon, Shanzu, Ywahaing etc. Many supervisor Professor Bowden praised Mandalay for its streets and plan.
Naing Maw Than
Thanks Saya, I'd llike to see the full versions of racial migration into Burma, as Portuguese in Shwebo's region who stays near by Nanda lake, Manipurian in Nahtogyi Tsp.(see in "Navana" blog)
Liibrarian U Thaw Kaung talked he was a descend…ant of Peranakan and it has been a good trading course of Singapore, Penang and Mergui for many years ago. So interesting !
Maung Nyo
Dear NMT,TQ. Yes, U Thaw Kaung writes about his lineage. He is related to Nyonya, Malay Chinese. That's why he is so fair for a Burmese. We have descendants of foreigners in prominent positions, past or present. Kingwunmingyi U Kaung was ha…lf Portugese, Dr Ba Maw Half Armenian, Win Oo too. Daw Padamya Khin is Anglo.I once read in a Burmese article that Nanmadaw Menu was half Portuguese and her daughter was Ahlenanmiphaya, mother of Suphayalat. That's why they were so agressive. The late Tawphayalay or U Aung Ze was nice. On the other side we found Chinese descendants like General Ne Win, U San Yu, Brigadier Aung Gyi, now Sr-Gen Maung Aye, U Thein Sein etc. They all are assimilated. Brigadier Aung Gyi and u Tun Wai (Movie actor) went to China and they claimed to be Burmese .U Tun Wai spoke Mandarin well. It's an asset.
Ko Ko Gyi Dear Prof., I hope U R in a better position than us to know the claims that Ne Win's former PM ?Brig. Generan Sein Win was a Shia Muslim converted into Buddhist.
Maung Nyo
Dear DR KKG, Yes. You are right about Brigadier Sein Win (Dawei). He chnaged his religion when he fell in love with his wife Daw Mya Shwe.A close friend from Dawei also spoke about him.
The Konbaung era U Nu was a Muslim, but loyal to the Bu…rmes eking.He went to India for the king.Maung Htin talked about him in the literary talk on Burmese travelers.
Ko Ko Gyi
TQ Prof., there was an auguement about Brigadier Sein Win in Wiki. Now, because of U only, I could know the truth.
Ko Ko Gyi
U Nu @ Saya Gyi U Nu; 17th. July 1762–1822) was a leading Burmese Muslim writer during the reign of King Bodawpaya. U Nu and the team also sent as the spies secretly by disguising as the persons searching for the books and scriptures. Bodaw…paya appointed him as the head of a mission to India to retrieve books and scriptures in Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, and Persian. Later, Saya Gyi U Nu was appointed as the Mayor of Yammar Wati (Ramree Island/township or Yambye Island) with the title of Shwe Taung Tharga Thu.Shwe Taung Tharga Thu means Hero of the Ocean.And they also got the connection of few city state kings in India, some of them sent some presents and requested the Burmese Army's help to fight back the British. U Nu was later sent again as a spy to India by Bagyidaw who succeeded Bodawpaya. King Bodawpaya (1782–1819), with the help of U Nu's Bengal team's information and maps managed to capture the western kingdom of Rakhine, which had been largely independent since the fall of Bagan, in 1784. Bodawpaya also formally annexed Manipur, a rebellion-prone protectorate, in 1813. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saya_Gyi_U_Nu#Loyal_Royal_Service
Ko Ko Gyi
He was a TYPICAL BURMESE MUSLIM with 2 names. Although he was a hero from Myanmar or our Burmese Muslim side, India may see him as an AXE HANDLE or Maggot coming out from meat. But our Burmese friends should see this and accept Myanmar Musl…ims as TRUE FRIENDS.
U Nu @ Mohamad Kassim was born in Shwebo during Naungdawgyi(1760–1763) of Konbaung Dynasty on 17th. July 1762. Parents are from Taung Baloo quarters, Ava, Sheik Darwood and Daw Nyein (daughter of Thwe Thauk Kyi/Comrade U Pwint and Daw Mya Hnin).Studied Burmese Classic literature, history and Astrology at the Ava Nan Oo (front of palace) Phonegyi Kyaung or the School opened by Monks, since 7 yr of age together with the prince who later became king Bodawpaya.
Ko Ko Gyi
At the age of 43 yr (30 November 1805) he went to Bengal for trading. He export Areca nut or Betel nut through Hantharwaddy port of lower Burma and four towns in Arakan. Later he went to Arakan directly from Ava and based on that trip he wr…ote a poem with 55 Para.Badon Min sent him to go to Bengal on 12 February 1807 to search and bring back religious, medical and other books. King Mindon and King Thibaw's Minister Naymyo Min Htin Kyaw Khaung's grandfather Shwe Taung Thiri Sithu U Myae accompanied U Nu on that India trip. The diplomatic group brought back various books, scriptures and presents from King Thargara and King Bayanathi. King Bodawpaya sent U Nu to India again to draw the map of the surrounding area and to bring back Buddhist Scriptures on 12 October 1808. In that expedition team, the Indians who came to Ava, Brahmans, Zayya Kyaw Thu, Zayya Kyaw Htin and Zayya Kyaw Swar accompanied U Nu. The left Ava by taking Salin Pha Aing Dalet route to Danyawaddy and continued to Chittagong, Longipura Dacca , Muthu, Yaza Mayan, Ganges river and confluence with Asirawaty river, Damma Nagarat, Monkarit and Pathana town. Then they divided into two groups, one going to Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya another to search and brought back books, scriptures and various memorabilia and presents for King Bodawpaya. They all arrived back Sagaing on 18 May 1810.
And U Nu used words and terms from Burmese religious literature with poetic writing and Islamic ideas to produce books which …are regarded as classics of Burmese Muslim literature. He had written 60 books but only 9 books were published.He became an Iman or an Islamic religious leader.1.At the age of 29 he finished translation into Burmese from Arabic, the "Islamic book in Eleven Chapters", where 150 Farḍ (فرض), plural Fara'id (فرأض) furud : a religious duty, or an obligatory action. He wrote about the list to do and to avoid in Islam.2.At 32 he finished the "Islamic book in Three Chapters" where he emphasized on Islamic Belief" or Basic concepts that Muslims must accept.4.At the age of 50 yr, he finished the "Islamic book in Six Chapters"6.In 1176 A.D. He finished the "Saerajay Sharaei in 35 Chapters" This is famous in Burma amongst Muslims as "35 Chapters book" and wrote about various topics in Islam.
 
For nearly a century, from about 1580 till 1666 AD Chittagong was under almost uninterrupted Arakanese rule. Arakanese captured and sent numbers of the inhabitants of Bengal into Arakan as agricultural and
slave labours. During the 16th an…d 17th centuries the Arakanese (known in Bengal as Maghs) in alliance with the Portuguese constituted a plundering party. By dominating the riverine tracts they plundered and devastated large parts of southern and eastern Bengal.
(For details; J.N.Sarkar: The Feringhi Pirates of Chatgaon; Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengalvol.111,1907,pp.419-25,andFBemier:Travels in the Mughal Empire. Delhi l 968, P.175.)
Ko Ko Gyi
They carried a large number of men, women and children from the coastal districts of Bengal, (District Gazetteer – 24 Pargana. P. 39.) as captives and the Maghs (Arakanese) employed them as agricultural labour. It is well known that the K…ingdom of Arakan was a sparsely populated area, which required huge amount of human labour for agriculture. With this intention the Arakanese employed a large number of captives in the villages of land on the bank of the Kuladan river to the Naf. This Kula population of the country form about 15 percent of the whole population. A.P.Phayre mentions, "the Kolas or Mossalmans, are of an entirely different race. They being of Bengalee descent.
(A. P. Phayre, Account of Arakan Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. X, 184 1, P. 68 1.)
Ko Ko Gyi The next and last event was the flight of Shah Shuja, the brother of Aurangzeb, son of the famous Taj Mahal builder ( son of the fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal ) to Arakan in 1660, which brought a new wave of Muslim immigrants to the kingdom of Arakan and also caused politcal changes. Later on the prince and some of his soldiers were murdered on Feb., 1661. (For details, please see earlier chapter and G.E.Hervey, The fate of Shah Shuja 1661. Journal of the Burma Research Society, part 1, 1922. pp. 107-115.)
Ko Ko Gyi
Two Arab Muslim sailors, Byat Wi and Byat Ta, arrived Burmese shores, near Thaton. After Thaton king had killed the elder brother, the younger brother managed to escape to Bagan and took refuge to king Anawratha. He married a girl from Popa… and got two sons, Shwe Byin brothers. Later they also served the king as worriers, even as the special agents to infiltrate the enemy's inner circle. They were famous after they successfully infiltrated the Chinese King Utibua's bodyguards and drawn three lines with white lime on the Utibua's body and also wrote the threatening message on the wall. Because of that vent, the mighty powerful Chinese army and the king himself were scared, frightened, alarmed and signed a peace agreement with the Burmese.
Ref: Pe Maung Tin and G.H.Luce, The Glass Palace Chronicle of the Kings of Burma, Rangoon University Press, Rangoon, Burma, January 1960
Ko Ko Gyi
May be those surrounding the Anawratha were also worried regarding the potential threat of those Muslim brothers. They refused to contribute in the building of a pagoda at Taung Byone, just north of Mandalay, may be because of their religio…us belief. The brothers' enemies in the inner circle left vacant the spaces for the two bricks so that the king could notice. After a brief inquiry the king ordered to punish the brothers for disobedience but were killed. There was believed to be a big conspiracy even involving Kyansittha, rival worrier, a general, who became the third king of Bagan. All of us know that the King Anawratha just ordered to teach a lesson to the young brothers. Instead of using stick or rattan to strike on the back of the body, Kyansittha ordered to use a hard and solid bamboo trunk and hit on the throat. Deliberate miscarriage of the order with the criminal intent to monopolized the inner circle position?
Maung Nyo
Dar KKG, I had been to Dali or Talifu where King Anawrhta and his heroes had been. The Chines ehosts told us (Burmese writers and journalists) they have the record of Anawrahta visit.I believe Byatwi and Byatta or Bradwi and Bradda arrived …in Thaton. Bradda went to Pagan and fathered Shwephyin brothers. I have been to Taungpyone and saw the pagoda where there were two vacant places for two bricks. Yes, it was possible the two brothers were killed on purpose. But King Anawrahta knew people psychology and he made them Nats to be worshiped by their followers at Taungpyone. King Anawrahta was killed by a Nat Kywe (buffalo) probably by a strong man called Nga Kywe.It could also be a palce coup.
Maung Nyo
Dear KKG, TQ for your opinion on the Muslims in Burma. The give and tke should be mutual. Bamar Muslims will be accepted wholeheartedly by all the Burmese (Bamar, Mon, Yakhaing, Shan etc) if they drop the word muslim and say we are Burmese,… not Muslim Burmese in that there are Bamr Buddhists, Bamar Christians , Bamar Hindu etc. We should have a secular attitude. I have no doubt about the love and loyalty of the the many Burmese muslims like Bratta, Shwepyin brothers, U Nu, U Razak, U Kar, Major Ba Thaw, Tiger Ba Nyein, Goalie Ba Htay , Pyinmana Daw Pu, Haji Ko Thein etc. Religion should be kept for private use and not for public consumption.
Ko Ko Gyi
Dear Prof., I agree with you, "But King Anawrahta knew people psychology and he made them Nats to be worshiped by their followers at Taungpyone." Yes Prof., may be some of the executed brothers' friends were not happy with the execution. Es…pecially the sailors at that time were mostly known to be (Bangla) Muslim sailors. The royal raft could not move after that, may be the silent protest against the killing by them. But the witty, white and black Indian Brahmans, royal consultants interpreted that, the two brothers were loyal faithful servants but unjustly punished, became Nats (the powerful spirits) and they pulled the rudder of the royal boat to show their displeasure. Then only, Anawratha as he knew the people's psychology, ordered the building of the spirit-palace at Taung Byone and ordered the people to worship the two brothers.
This was the clever Royal trick used to be played by the ancient Burmese kings to execute the powerful rivals and posthumously elevated them to the level of Nats or powerful Spirits or local gods, just to please their followers or the people who love the executed heroes. This lesson should be learnt by present political leaders around the world. I think Americans are best, Just see Obama accepted his rivals and give place in his admin. If there is a time limit impose on top leaders, the second leader never need to get rid of No 1. and if No wish to remove others, better kick up to other positions instead of humilitating the potential leaders with their beloved followers.

Naing Maw Than Thanks Saya & Bo, more interesting things for me is their (Kathe)'s migration in Myanmar. I see some dwelled in Leiksankhun village near by Tadaoo Tsp. Prof. Than Tun said Burmese Prof. Daw Than Swe, rector U Kaung Nyunt are such kind od descedents.
Ko Ko Gyi
King Mindon was the best King in Muslim subjects. Burmese Muslims were given specific quarters to settle in the new city of Mandalay. Sigaing dan, Kone Yoe dan,Taung Balu,Oh Bo,Setkyer Ngwezin,June Amoke Tan, Wali Khan Quarter,Taik Tan Qr, …Koyandaw Qr (Royal Bodyguards' Qr), Ah Choke Tan,Kala Pyo Qr,Panthay dan for the Burmese Chinese Muslims.
In those quarters, lands for 20 Mosques were allocated out side the Palace wall. Sigaing dan Mosque,Kone Yoe Mosque,Taung Balu Mosque, June Mosque, Koyandaw Mosque, Wali Khan Mosque,Kala Pyo Mosque
8.Seven lots of lands for Setkyer Ngwezin,King Mindon donated his palace teak pillars to build a mosque at North Obo in central Mandalay. The Panthays (Burmese Chinese Muslims)
Inside the Palace wall, for the Royal Body Guards, King Mindon himself donated and started the building of the Mosque by laying the Gold foundation at the South-eastern part of the Palace located near the present Independent Monument. This Mosque was called the Shwe Pannet Mosque. That mosque was destroyed by the British to build the Polo playground.King Mindon (1853–78) donated the rest house in Mecca for his Muslim subjects performing Hajj. Nay Myo Gonna Khalifa U Pho Mya and Haji U Swe Baw were ordered to supervise the building. The Kind donated the balance needed to complete the building which was started with the donations from the Burmese Muslims.
 

 

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