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Posted: 14 Nov 2010 07:59 AM PST

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Soup @ EspresSOUP

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 08:06 AM PST

Have you tasted the clam chowder in San Francisco? Yes/No? You may taste the nice clam chowder in your neighborhood now... There are 8 outlets of EpresSOUP in surrounding Klang Valley that ofter nice soup...  

Last weekend, i went with my friends to the EpresSOUP for a quick bites after gym. The outlet that i went to is located in MPH the Curve. The layout of the shop is cozy, simple and nice. 

 
There are few variety of soup to choose from... vegetarian, meaty etc... I ended up chosen the Clam Chowder as i missed the Clam Chowder that i have eaten in Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco few years back. 

The Clam Chowder served in freshly baked bread

Broke the bread and let the soup flowed out. Do you see the clam?

TZ has attacked half of the bread and soup... Yummy~

We also ordered a chicken salad to share... but the salad looked good. Unfortunately it didn't taste good. The leaves was not fresh and the whole salad was so watery. In addition, the salad taste so salty... So i would NOT recommend the chicken salad. Yet to order the other salad dish. Anyway, the EpresSoup really need to improve their chicken salad. *Two Thumb Down*

it looked nice but taste was disappointed

Anyway, I would recommend their soup dishes. The rest of the dishes i couldn't comment as i haven't tried yet. So if you have been to espresSOUP and tasted their soup or others dishes... don't mind sharing with us eh~ :)

Now, are you hungry?


Watch Out For The Next Epidemic: Fat People!

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 08:00 AM PST

From BBC Online: 11 November 2010 Last updated at 00:59 GMT Developing world warned of 'obesity epidemic'
Developing countries are catching up industrialised nations Developing countries should act now to head off their own "obesity epidemic", says a global policy group.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and


Suami Mati Ditikam 6 Lelaki, Isteri Ditahan Bantu Siasatan

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 07:58 AM PST

Suami mati ditikam enam lelaki, polis tahan isteri untuk bantu siasatan

KUALA LUMPUR: Seorang lelaki warga Indonesia mati ditikam enam lelaki dalam satu pergaduhan di rumahnya di Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya dekat sini kira-kira jam 11 malam tadi.

Ketua Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya, Asisten Komisioner Arjunaidi Mohamed berkata, polis menahan isteri lelaki yang berumur 24 tahun itu yang dipercayai turut terbabit dengan kejadian bagi membantu siasatan, manakala enam lagi suspek melarikan diri.

Beliau berkata, lelaki yang belum dikenal pasti identitinya itu maut selepas ditikam oleh enam suspek yang juga rakannya, warga Indonesia.

Katanya, polis percaya kejadian berpunca daripada pertengkaran apabila lelaki itu dikatakan mempunyai hubungan sulit dengan isteri kepada salah seorang daripada enam lelaki berkenaan.

"Dia ditikam di rumahnya di tingkat lima, kemudian dia melarikan diri ke tingkat dua dan mati di situ," katanya di sini hari ini.

Menurutnya, lelaki itu mati akibat ditikam berkali-kali dengan senjata tajam seperti pisau dan parang, dan mayatnya dibawa ke Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM) untuk dibedah siasat.

Arjunaidi berkata, polis sedang berusaha memburu enam suspek yang dipercayai masih berada di sekitar Lembah Klang.-Bernama


JAMBAN MENGADAP QIBLAT

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 09:46 PM PST

Telefon bimbitku berbunyi. Termaktub nama "Haji Osman". Beliau seorang yang amat dikenali seorang dermawan. Jika ada sebarang kutipan derma di masjid, derma yang dikeluarkan, kebiasaannya adalah Rm 50. Kalau derma yang melibatkan pembinaan masjid, atau maahad tahfiz, atau orang nak belajar agama, mesti dia akan minta nombor akaun Bank, dan dibank-Innkan wang.

"Assalamualaikum.." aku memberi salam sejurus menyambut talian telefon Haji osman.

"waalaikumsalam ustaz.. apa Khabar?" balas Haji Osman mesra.

"sihat.. Haji apa khabar?.. lama tak dengar berita?" tanyaku.

"tu yang telefon ustaz ni.. kebelakangan ni, sebuk sikit la ustaz.. tu yang saya jarang sangat telefon ustaz tu" ujar Haji Osman yang amat terkenal dengan peramah dalam perbualan.

Dalam masyarakat kampung Paya Jaras, Haji Osman amat dikenali sebagai seorang yang mudah berkawan, disamping mudah memberi bantuan kepada sesiapa sahaja yang berhajat. ekoran itu, tidak hairan apabila dia berbual, dapat dirasakan betapa beliau seorang yang agak sesuai untuk dijadikan kawan rapat.

"eh ustaz.. saya nak tanya sesuatu ni?" kata Haji Osman.

"nak tanya apa? Haji nak kawin lagi ker?" aku bergurau.

"eh ustaz ni.. jangan gurau macam tu ustaz.. bimbang jadi jer" balas Haji Osman dalam nada gurauan juga, sambil dia ketawa besar.

Aku ketawa dengan gurauannya itu.

"sebenarnya ustaz.. saya ada buat sebuah rumah baru" Haji Osman mulakan bicaranya.

"eh haji.. diam diam, dah nak buat rumah dah.. ooo. Lama tak dengar berita, rupa-rupanya dah kawin lagi, sampai tak bagitau?" aku bergurau lagi.

"kah kah kah.. bukanlah ustaz.. ini rumah untuk saya.. rumah lama tu, cadang nak bagi kat anak sulung"

"ooo yer ker... ingat buat rumah untuk isteri kedua tadi" kataku sambil ketawa kecil. "ok.. pastu, apa masalahnya sekarang?" soalku menyambung bicara.

"macam ni, ikut plan rumah yang saya nak buat ni. Jamban tu, seakan-akan membelakangkan qiblat. Soalnya, boleh ke buat jamban macam tu?" Haji Osman bertanya.

"emm.. kalau ikut kitab fiqh, qada' hajat dalam keadaan mengadap qiblat dan membelakangkan qiblat, bukan perkara haram" jawabku ringkas.

"kalau macam tu, macam mana pula yang saya dengar ada ustaz-ustaz yang mengajar kat surau. Mereka baca hadis yang Nabi SAW larang dari qada' hajat dalam keadaan mengadap dan membelakangkan qiblat?" Haji Osman kekeliruan, mahu kepastian.

"memang ada hadis pun. Hadis tu berbunyi;

إِذَا جَلَسَ أَحَدُكُمْ عَلَى حَاجَتِهِ فَلَا يَسْتَقْبِلْ الْقِبْلَةَ وَلَا يَسْتَدْبِرْهَا

Yang bermaksud, 'apabila seseorang kamu duduk untuk qada hajat, maka jangan dia mengadap qiblat atau membelakangkannya'

[Muslim : 389].

Tetapi, larang dalam hadis ini, bukan larangan yang mengandungi maksud haram, tetapi membawa maksud makruh'' aku memberi penjelasan terperinci sedikit.

''ooo yer ker… baru saya faham'' ringkas haji Osman.

''Pun begitu, larangan dalam hadis yang jadi makruh tu, kena ingat, ketika qada' hajat di tengah padang lapang. Kalau qada' hajat dalam bangunan, seperti jamban, tandas atau apa-apa nama sekalipun, maka ia tidak jadi makruh'' sambung penjelasanku lagi.

''macam mana tu ustaz ?'' soal haji Osman yang nampak seperti keliru

''macam ni haji. Zaman nabi SAW dulu, Abdullah bin Omar pergi ziarah rumah kakak dia. Nama kakak dia tu, Hafsah. Hafsah ni pula, salah seorang isteri Nabi" aku memulakan pencerahan terhadap kekeliruan Haji Osman.

"masa Abdullah Bin Omar pergi rumah Hafsah, nabi SAW ada kat rumah. Masa tu, Nabi SAW nak qada' hajat. Abdullah bin Omar perasan Nabi SAW qada' hajat dalam keadaan mengadap syam, dan membelakangkan qiblat

[At-tarmizi : 11].

Jadinya, ulama-ulama fiqh terus debat tentang maksud hadis ini. majoriti ulama fiqh kata, hadis ini menjadi dalil bahawa tidak haram qada' hajat dalam keadaan membelakangkan qiblat ketika qada' hajat dalam bangunan, seperti jamban dan sebagainya" penjelasan yang agak terperinci aku berikan.

Kedengaran suara Haji Osman merespon ulasanku. Cumanya, dia tidak bercakap, malahan sekadar menyebut, "ye ye".

"ini dikuatkan lagi dengan satu kisah yang disebut oleh Imam ibnu hajar Al-Asqalani dalam kitab Fath Al-Bari, bahawa berlaku pada Abdullah bin Omar sendiri, iaitu dalam satu permusafiran, Abdullah bin Omar qada' hajat dalam keadaan mengadap qiblat.

Kawan Abdullah bernama Safwan bertanya, "bukankah tindakan itu ditegah?". lalu Abdullah menjawab, "sememangnya ia ditegah, tetapi tegahan itu dikala qada hajat di tengah padang lapang. Adapun jika ada di antara kamu dan antara qiblat itu sesuatu penghalang, maka itu tidak ada apa-apa[Fatawa min Ahsan Al-Kalam : 464]" aku mengakhiri penjelasanku.

"emm.. baru saya faham.. jadinya ustaz.. macam mana pula dengan jamban yang saya nak buat kat rumah saya ni?" soal Haji Osman untuk kepastian dengan masalah yang menimpa dirinya.

"macam ni la haji. Lebih baik, buat tidak mengadap ke arah qiblat, atau membelakangkannya. Tetapi, kalau dah terbuat, nak buat macam mana. Lagipun, ia bukan haram" aku memberi jawapan kesimpulan.

"emm.. betul juga.. terima kasih ustaz, sebab bagi penjelasan tadi"

"tak ada apa haji.. biasa sahaja. Memang tugas ana bagi jawapan kepada orang yang bertanya.. kalau tidak, baik tak payah jadi ustaz" jawabku.

"hehehehe.. ok la ustaz.. terima kasih sekali lagi" nampak seperti Haji Osman mahu mengakhiri perbualan.
"sama-sama haji.. Assalamualaikum"

"waalaikumsalam" jawab Haji Osman.

"eh eh.. jangan lupa tau jemput, kalau haji nak kawin lagi" gurauku sebelum meletak telefon.

"heheh.. pandai la ustaz ni" haji Osman membalas gurauan..

Aku terus mematikan telefon bimbitku, dan meletakkan di sebelah laptop di meja yang selalu aku menulis.

Sekian

Wallahu 'Alam

Al-Bakistani


What Zaid Thinks...

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 09:50 PM PST

KUALA LUMPUR: Someone from the ranks of Pas should be the leader of Pakatan Rakyat, said Datuk Zaid Ibrahim whose exit from Parti Keadilan Rakyat looks inevitable.

He named in an interview Kelantan exco member Datuk Husam Musa and four Pas parliamentarians -- Dr Hatta Ramli (Kuala Krai), Dr Mujahid Yusuf Rawa (Parit Buntar), Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (Kuala Selangor) and Khalid Samad (Shah Alam) as prospective leaders.

Speaking of Pas and its personalities in general terms, Zaid said they would have to be more assertive, demonstrate greater confidence and step out of the shadows of PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Continue reading the NST exclusive here..


Anwar, Azizah Dan Nik Aziz Tersenarai 500 Individu Muslim Paling Berpengaruh Dunia 2010

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 09:55 PM PST

Dari TV Selangor

Ketua Pembangkang Parlimen Malaysia Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail dan Menteri Besar Kelantan Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat tersenarai dalam 500 Individu Muslim Paling Berpengaruh Dunia untuk tahun 2010.

Buku ' The Most Influential Muslims 2010′ Edisi ketiga itu diterbitkan oleh The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

Dalam laporan itu Anwar disifatkan sebagai seorang ahli politik yang dikenali di peringkat global dengan pendirian Islam serta sangat berpengaruh kalangan generasi muda.

"Empat buah negeri di bawah kerajaan Malaysia berada di penguasaan Anwar. Jika Anwar memimpin dalam pilihanraya yang adil, Anwar akan memenangi pilihanraya umum 2013 ini.

" his excellency dr anwar Ibrahim is a Malaysian politician of global stature. He is the former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, former finance minister and is currently the leader of the Malaysian opposition coalition.He is well-known for his liberal Islamic stance on politics, and is incredibly influential as a leader and role model for young people. Ibrahim's coalition now controls four of 13 state governments. If led by Anwar, it would have a fair chance of winning the next national election in 2013."

Sementara itu, Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail turut disenaraikan untuk tahun 2010.

"Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is the president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People's Justice Party). She was Leader of the Opposition Party until she stepped down for Anwar Ibrahim.

Menteri Besar Kelantan Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat juga antara yang tersenarai dalam 500 individu Paling Berpengaruh 2010.

Menurut buku itu, Nik Aziz disifatkan sebagai pemimpin yang sudah memerintah Kelantan 20 tahun yang mempunyai sokongan ahli PAS hampir 1 juta ahli.

"Nik Aziz telah memerintah negeri Kelantan kira-kira 20 tahun dan beliau memegang kuasa yang sangat penting dalam tempoh berkenaan di mana sokongan ahli PAS hampir satu juta ahli"

"Dato' Haji Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat is a Malaysian politician, an Islamic scholar and has been the chief minister of the State of Kelantan for the past 20 years. He holds the position of Mursyidul Am-the religious guide-within the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS). As the religious guide of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, Nik Mat is the spiritual leader of Malaysian Islamic politics and holds very important sway over the tenor of politics in the nation. Nik Mat's fundamentalist party has close to one million members and enjoys strong support from the northern rural and conservative states such as Kelantan and Terengganu."

The Most Influential Muslim 2010 dibahagikan kepada 15 kategori ,antaranya kategori ulama, politik, cendekiawan, pemuda, media, sains, teknologi, perubatan, undang-undang, seni dan radikal.

Penyenaraian ini bukti kepimpinan politik dan peranan besar yang disumbangkan tokoh tersebut mendapat pengiktirafan antarabangsa.


Pemimpin SIS, Termasuk Sinarai Berpengaruh

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 10:05 PM PST


Muslim berpengaruh: Senarai Malaysia naik, Nik Aziz bukan lagi 50 teratas

KL, 14 Nov 10: Personaliti dari Malaysia yang disenaraikan dalam buku "The 500 Most Influential Muslims In The World" meningkat kali ini tetapi kedudukan Mursyidul Am PAS Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat dalam senarai 50 teratas terkeluar berbanding edisi sulung tahun lalu.

Beberapa nama terkemuka lain juga terkelur kali ini.

Dalam edisi 2009, Nik Aziz yang juga Menteri Besar Kelantan sejak 1990, berada di tangga ke-42, tetapi tiada rakyat Malaysia yang menduduki senarai 50 teratas kali ini.

Nama-nama baru dari Malaysia yang disenaraikan dalam edisi kali ini ialah Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail yang juga isteri kepada Ketua Umum Pakatan Rakyat Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Timbalan Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Senator Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim, Angkasawan Negara pertama Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor dan Prof Dr Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti.

Muhammad Afifi merupakan anak Melayu pertama dilantik berkhidmat di Universiti Oxford iaitu di Fakulti Teologi.

Pada 23 Julai 2005, beberapa hari selepas kejadian mengebom London, Muhammad Afifi telah menghasilkan penulisan bertajuk "Defending the Transgressed by Censuring the Reckless against the Killing of Civilians".

Buku "The 500 Most Influential Muslims In The World" antara lain menyebut pandangan dan pendapat Mashitah, yang juga pakar motivasi, mengenai isu-isu Islam kontemporari mendapat perhatian luas. Beliau menyertai politik enam tahun lalu dan bertanding pada pilihan raya umum 2004.

Mengenai Dr Muszaphar pula kata buku itu, penyertaan dalam program angkasawan lepas tiga tahun lalu juga membawa kepada Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan mengeluarkan fatwa khusus mengenai tatacara solat ketika berada di angkasa lepas. Beliau menamatkan zaman bujang pada 10 Oktober lalu.

Disenaraikan tahun lalu tetapi tidak dimasukkan dalam edisi semasa ialah bekas perdana menteri Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang tahun lalu dimasukkan dalam kategori politik, aktivis Sharifah Zuriah Aljefferi, pemimpin Sisters In Islam, dan tokoh pendidikan Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Osman Bakar.

Pemimpin yang kekal dalam senarai tahun ini ialah Anwar dan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak, pengasas Sisters In Islam Zaynah Anwar, Naib Presiden Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang Mohideen Abdul Kader, Kumpulan Raihan yang terdiri daripada Cge Amran Idris, Abu Bakar Md Yatim, Amran Ibrahim dan Zulfadli Mustaza dan pakar ternama dunia dan penulis bidang pengajian perbandingan Islam dan undang-undang moden Prof Dr Mohammad Hashim Kamali.

Buku "The 500 Most Influential Muslims In The World" diterbitkan buat julung kali tahun lalu oleh The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center. Personaliti Muslim dari seluruh dunia yang terpilih masuk dalam buku itu merupakan kalangan yang dianggap memiliki kemampuan untuk mempengaruhi keadaan dan membawa perubahan dalam kehidupan. Kategori pemilihan dibahagi kepada 15, antaranya ulama, politik, cendekiawan, wanita, belia, sains, perubatan dan teknologi dan media.

Dalam senarai 50 teratas kali ini termasuklah Raja Saudi Abdullah Abdul Aziz Al Saud, pemimpin Iran Syed Ali Khamenei, Perdana Menteri Turki Recep Tayyib Erdogan, Imam Besar Masjid Al-Azhar dan pemimpin Universiti Al-Azhar Dr Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad al Tayeb, Presiden Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Ketua Kesatuan Antarabangsa Cendekiawan Muslim Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi; pendakwah dan aktivis sosial Amr Khaled, Sultan Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, pimpinan Ikhwanul Muslimin Mesir Syeikh Mohammad Mahdi Akef dan pemimpin Hamas Khaleed Mishal. (Sumber The Malaysian Insider/AK)

Komen Weblog Ibnu Hasyim: Pemimpin SIS seperti Sharifah Zuriah Aljefferi dan Zaynah Anwar termasuk senarai berpengaruh, adakah ia menjadi ancaman kepada umat Islam?


The Lady Tells Her People Not To Lose Heart

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 10:08 PM PST


Afte years of house arrest, Nobel laureate and Myanmar's main Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed late yesterday.

Today she meets her supporters....

The latest HERE, and HERE

Keep up with the latest about this loved daughter of Myanmar - a democracy icon, an inspiration not only to her people but millions across the globe -- on the news websites and TV..

Many are hopeful that with her release, changes will be effected in Myanmar and more political detainees will be freed....


11.3 peratus rakyat Malaysia sakit mental, gila

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 10:23 PM PST


Laporan terkini pada 14 Nov 2010 menyatakan 11.3 peratus rakyat Malaysia sakit mental. Penduduk Malaysia kini mencecah 29 juta orang, bermakna hamper 3.3 juta rakyat Malaysia sakit mental, gila dan sewaktu dengannya. Tapi kita masih disibukkan dengan cerita politik, hiburan, mengejar kemewahan, sedangkan saban hari semakin banyak kes bunuh diri, dera isteri dan anak yang berlaku.

Semua perlu bertindak. Media perlu hidupkan semangat cintakan keluarga, jiran tetangga, sanak saudara tanpa batasan agama, kaum dan parti politik. Klinik Mental 1Malaysia perlu diwujudkan di setiap DUN dan Parlimen. JAKIM dan Majlis Agama dicadangkan menubuhkan Unit Kaunseling Online di setiap kariah, daerah dan negeri.

Artikel 50,000 kes cuba bunuh diri setahun dengan hanya 233 pakar sakit jiwa seluruh Malaysia pada pautan berikut http://waghih.blogspot.com/2010/11/orang-gila-makin-ramai-di-malaysia.html


11.3 PERATUS RAKYAT SAKIT MENTAL
BERITA HARIAN 14 NOV 2010

MCPF minta kementerian sebar maklumat sindrom, cara tangani penyakit

KUALA LUMPUR: Yayasan Pencegahan Jenayah Malaysia (MCPF) meminta pihak berkuasa menjalankan siasatan terperinci termasuk mengenal pasti tahap kesihatan mental suspek lelaki kes amuk menggunakan pedang samurai yang mencederakan sepasang suami isteri dan seorang kanak-kanak lelaki di Rumah Pangsa Alor Akar, Kubang Buaya, Kuantan, kelmarin.

Naib Presidennya, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, berkata sekiranya laporan kesihatan mendapati lelaki itu menderita kerana penyakit kemurungan, Kementerian Kesihatan harus mengambil perhatian serius dengan menyebar maklumat lebih meluas mengenai sindrom itu serta langkah bagi menangani pesakit mental. Beliau berkata, kajian menunjukkan 11.3 peratus daripada 26 juta rakyat di negara ini mempunyai masalah mental dan sekiranya golongan itu tidak diberikan rawatan sempurna, dikhuatiri lebih ramai akan menjadi mangsa. Saya perhatikan trend jenayah dilakukan golongan itu (tertekan dan kemurungan) sering dilaporkan kebelakangan ini. Difahamkan, mereka akan bertindak ganas tanpa disedari sekiranya tidak makan ubat kerana mungkin tidak cukup wang atau lupa mengambilnya.

Ahli keluarga juga perlu lebih peka dengan tahap kesihatan saudara mereka yang mempunyai masalah kemurungan dan kelihatan suka bersendirian. Nasihatkan mereka mengambil ubat pada masa ditetapkan bagi mengelak pesakit bertindak di luar kawalan, katanya kepada Berita Minggu, semalam.

Dalam kejadian kira-kira jam 9.30 pagi kelmarin, sepasang suami isteri dan seorang kanak-kanak lelaki tiga tahun parah dengan ibu jari tangan kirinya hampir putus selepas ditetak dengan pedang samurai oleh seorang lelaki tidak dikenali di rumah mereka.

http://www.bharian.com.my/bharian/articles/11_3peratusrakyatsakitmental/Article

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Biographies get less advanced

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 12:53 AM PST


Hidup melarat kerana Adat Perpatih di N.Sembilan ?

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 10:59 PM PST


Tanah adat hanya boleh diturunkan kepada anak perempuan. Selain daripada tanah adat segala harta dan tanah boleh diturunkan menurut syariat Islam. Tanah adat sepatutnya adalah milik suku, bukan milik peribadi. Saya tak pasti samada ibu tunggal yang melarat di bawah ini orang luar N.Sembilan dan suaminya orang N.Sembilan. Tapi itulah hakikatnya jika suami tidak bertanah, isteri dan anak-anak mereka akan melarat jika sanak saudara tidak mengambil berat.

Jangan salahkan Adat Perpatih dalam isu ini, salahkan pengamal adat yang tidak mahu berkompromi yang akhirnya anak-anak buah memandang serong pada Adat Perpatih, apatah lagi orang luar.

Tepuk Dada, Tanya Iman.

Sila buat search di Google dan sebagainya untuk ADAT PERPATIH, TANAH TERBIAR, RUMAH TERBIAR, KEMISKINAN

Juga boleh baca artikel Rembau boleh jadi daerah Hantu, perlu diselamatkan pada pautan berikut http://waghih.blogspot.com/2010/10/rembau-boleh-jadi-daerah-hantu-perlu.html

SERAH ANAK KERANA MISKIN
Sinar Harian 14 Nov 2010

REMBAU - Kesempitan hidup selepas kematian suami tercinta tiga tahun lalu akibat penyakit jantung menyebabkan seorang daripada empat anaknya terpaksa diserahkan kepada orang lain kerana tidak mampu.

Ibu tunggal, Marzita Mazni, 46, berkata, dia kini menyewa di tingkat atas rumah kedai di pekan Kota sejak tiga tahun lalu. Dia yang tidak bekerja kerana menga-lami masalah kesihatan terpaksa bergantung kepada bantuan disalurkan pihak kerajaan untuk meneruskan hidup bersama anaknya.

Menurutnya, anak sulungnya berusia 20 tahun kini bekerja di Pulau Pinang selepas mengambil keputu-san berhenti sekolah ketika berada di tingkatan dua kerana hilang minat belajar.

"Walaupun tindakannya tidak disenangi ahli keluarga lain, tetapi kami terpaksa akur kerana dia tetap berdegil tidak mahu meneruskan pelajaran. Tetapi saya lega kerana setiap bulan dia tidak lupa mengirimkan wang. Walaupun dalam jumlah yang sedikit, tetapi sudah memadai," katanya ketika ditemui pada Program Pembasmian Kemiskinan Bandar Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Kota oleh Majlis Daerah Rembau (MDR) di Bilik Gerakan Pejabat Daerah Rembau.

Menurutnya, dia bergantung sepenuhnya wang bantuan daripada Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat (JKM) dan Baitulmal utnuk menyara kehidupan mereka anak be-ranak termasuk membayar bil air dan elektrik.

"Saya bersyukur kerana selama tiga tahun berturut-turut terpilih dalam program ini kerana saya tidak mampu membayar sewa rumah. Sekurang-kurangnya melalui program ini dapat mengurangkan beban ditanggung," katanya.

Hadir sama, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Kota, Datuk Dr Awaludin Said; ADUN Chembong, Zaifulbahri Idris dan Yang Dipertua Majlis Daerah Rembau (MDR) juga Pegawai Daerah Rembau, Mohd Rawi Baharom.

Difahamkan, melalui peruntukan daripada Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan dan Kesejahteraan Bandar disalurkan kepada MDR diagihkan kepada penerima iaitu atas nama tuan rumah berikutan kegagalan penyewa membayar sewa rumah.

Pemberian RM1,488 berbentuk cek untuk satu tahun iaitu RM124 sebulan diharapkan mampu mengurangkan bebanan penyewa yang layak menerima bantuan terbabit.

http://www.sinarharian.com.my/mns/content/story8403029.asp


PAS Perlu Jauh Lebih Baik Daripada UMNO

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 11:17 PM PST


Anak Bapa berkesempatan menghadiri Seminar "PAS Sedia Ganti UMNO" di Shah Alam semalam. Baguslah seminar yang macam ini, dan lagi pun ini bukan kali pertama PAS menganjurkan seminar. Cuma persoalan yang penting ialah apakah natijah daripada seminar sebegini dan bentuk tindakan susulannya?

Budaya "cakap serupa bikin" ini selaras dengan tuntutan Islam sendiri dan jika menjadi amalan pendokong parti, Anak Bapa yakin kita bukan setakat "sedia ganti UMNO" malah kita "parti harapan dan pergantungan rakyat Malaysia".

Ada beberapa perkara yang agak menarik daripada siri ceramah dan forum yang diadakan semalam. Anak Bapa cuma ingin nak menyentuh satu aspek saja yang kelihatan menjadi tajuk utama perbincangan iaitu menyentuh isu kepimpinan.

PAS tidak ketandusan pemimpin yang hebat-hebat dan berwibawa tetapi mereka acapkali diselubungi awan gelap atau jerubu pemikiran jumud sesetengah pemimpin dan ahli. Sebagai contoh Dato' Seri Nizar sendiri, yang tidak begitu dikenali sebelum ini telah menunjukkan kepimpinan yang luar biasa apabila diberi peluang.

Bersandarkan akhlak yang terpuji, pengorbanan yang tinggi, dan daya kepimpinan yang berwibawa, sebahagian besar pemimpin kita mampu melonjakkan parti ke arus perdana dan menjadi pilihan dalam menerajui kepimpinan negara dan dalam masa yang sama menenggelamkan terus bahtera UMNO dan BN.

Pemimpin yang hebat bukan sahaja berpendidikan tinggi, bijak dan berakhlak mulia tetapi mampu membawa penampilan segar demokrasi, keadilan dan kebajikan terhadap rakyat, dan bebas daripada unsur-unsur negatif terutama perkauman dan penyalahgunaan kuasa.

Kepimpinan tidak berdiri sendiri, yakni atas kekuatan individu semata tetapi berasaskan sistem kolektif atau syura. Itu sebabnya kenapa keputusan yang dicapai dalam muktamar (badan tertinggi dalam PAS) dan pimpinan pusat perlu dihayati dan diterjemahkan segera dalam bentuk tindakan yang konkrit dan bersepadu.

Perbedaan penampilan dan pendekatan antara pemimpin adalah sesuatu yang biasa, dan sepatutnya digalakkan. Ini menunjukkan kehebatan parti kita yang sentiasa terbuka dan meraikan perbezaan dan bukan parti "kepura-puraan" atau anti-fitrah. Tetapi apa yang pasti tindak-tanduk mereka tidak lari daripada paksi yang digariskan oleh muktamar dan PAS Pusat.
Sebagai contoh, kita lihat keputusan dua Muktamar Agong PAS sebelum ini yang menekankan perlunya "memperkukuhkan" Pakatan Rakyat yang parti komponennya terdiri daripada PAS, PKR dan DAP. Sampai hari ini ada lagi segelintir pemimpin atasan yang tak selesa dengan DAP dan menggunakan forum yang tidak sesuai untuk meluahkan kebimbangan dan ketidakselesaan mereka. Tindakan tidak cerdik sebegini dibimbangi akan disanggah oleh pemimpin lain yang berpegang teguh kepada keputusan syura (muktamar) dan fenomena ini akan berakhir dengan perpecahan parti dan kelemahan.

Anak Bapa berpandangan sudah tiba masanya kita meyakinkan minda masing-masing bahawa PAS adalah jauh jauh lebih baik daripada UMNO dalam apa segi sekali pun. Lantaran itu kita sama-sama pilih pemimpin yang mampu dan layak bukan sahaja yang akan menjadi PEMIMPIN KEPADA ORANG-ORANG PAS TETAPI PEMIMPIN KEPADA SELURUH RAKYAT MALAYSIA!

Anak Bapa: Dah lama dah anggap PAS jauh lebih baik daripada UMNO ……….


Korban Merapi Meningkat 240

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 12:55 AM PST

Kepuharjo: Pasukan penyelamat menemui lebih banyak mayat yang tertimbus di beberapa kampung di lereng Gunung Merapi, menjadikan jumlah korban letupan gunung itu meningkat kepada 240 orang, semalam.

Sementara itu, pihak berkuasa memberi amaran kepada ratusan ribu penduduk di pusat perlindungan supaya tidak pulang ke kediaman mereka memandangkan keadaan gunung di Jawa Tengah itu masih berbahaya.

"Kami tidak tahu dan tidak boleh meramalkan bila letupan besar akan berlaku lagi.

"Kerana itu, penduduk perlu kekal di pusat perlindungan sehingga penilaian terbaru dilakukan," kata pakar gunung berapi kerajaan, Subandrio.

Menurutnya, aktiviti gunung berapi itu masih berstatus berjaga-jaga.

Sebahagian besar yang mati itu tertimbus di bawah lahar dan batu yang dimuntahkan gunung berkenaan apabila ia meletup 5 November lalu, yang terbesar dalam tempoh lebih 100 tahun.

Sementara itu, penyelaras sukarelawan, Makbul Mubarak berkata, 139 penduduk Kampung Sleman, antara kawasan paling teruk terjejas akibat letupan itu, masih hilang.

Katanya, kebanyakan yang hilang itu adalah orang tua dan dewasa. - AFP


Suu Kyi’s release and our great escape

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 06:24 AM PST

Source+MKini:Suu Kyi's release and our great escape 

COMMENT The release yesterday of Aung San Suu Kyi by the Burmese junta and the jubilation her freedom must have brought to millions of her supporters in that unfortunate country prompts thoughts on the what-might-have-been in our country in May 1969.

This was when, in the immediate aftermath of the riots of May 13 that year, a shell-shocked Tunku Abdul Rahman was propositioned by top military officers: they said they would run Malaysia, put things in order, and then return the country to civilian rule.

tunku abdul rahman 290809Distraught over the bloodshed, mainly in Kuala Lumpur, and sporadic other parts of the country, the Tunku, who once boasted that he was the happiest prime minister in the world, sought opinions from a circle of advisers close to him.

One voice – that of newly reappointed Home Affairs Minister Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman – was unequivocally clear: he told the Tunku any cession of power to the military would be a one-way street. Don't hope to get the blessed thing (democracy) back again, cautioned Ismail.

The Tunku, no great devotee of democracy (under him in 1960, the dreaded Internal Security Act was promulgated) but a democrat nevertheless, quickly forgot that the military had approached him to offer help to restore normalcy.

History is more apt to highlight what its luminaries did than what they advised against doing. Activism trumps passivity in the historical imagination.

On the road to Mandalay

It would be interesting to know who among the circle close to General Ne Win, the strongman who led the coup in 1962 that placed Burma under rule by a junta that lasts till today, might have voiced doubts about the move to launch a coup.

It is certain the secretive Ne Win would have consulted, though the circle of the consulted would have been small.

NONEBut as a rule, the officer corps is inured to conformity than to dissent. Once the numero uno makes a decision, all hands must be on deck. That is why the wisdom of democracy holds that the military must always defer to the civilian leadership.

Burma's military junta, by releasing Suu Kyi, has sent a grey shaft of light skittering across the subjugated mass of that country.

Whether that shaft would become "like the dawn that comes up like thunder" – to borrow from one of Rudyard Kipling's more resonant poems ('On the Road to Mandalay'), is something we in Malaysia would wish for even as we applaud our narrow escape from military rule and salute the memory of the man who forestalled it.

 

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TERENCE NETTO has been a journalist for close on four decades. He likes the occupation because it puts him in contact with the eminent without being under the necessity to admire them. 

COMMENT The release yesterday of Aung San Suu Kyi by the Burmese junta and the jubilation her freedom must have brought to millions of her supporters in that unfortunate country prompts thoughts on the what-might-have-been in our country in May 1969.

This was when, in the immediate aftermath of the riots of May 13 that year, a shell-shocked Tunku Abdul Rahman was propositioned by top military officers: they said they would run Malaysia, put things in order, and then return the country to civilian rule.

tunku abdul rahman 290809Distraught over the bloodshed, mainly in Kuala Lumpur, and sporadic other parts of the country, the Tunku, who once boasted that he was the happiest prime minister in the world, sought opinions from a circle of advisers close to him.

One voice – that of newly reappointed Home Affairs Minister Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman – was unequivocally clear: he told the Tunku any cession of power to the military would be a one-way street. Don't hope to get the blessed thing (democracy) back again, cautioned Ismail.

The Tunku, no great devotee of democracy (under him in 1960, the dreaded Internal Security Act was promulgated) but a democrat nevertheless, quickly forgot that the military had approached him to offer help to restore normalcy.

History is more apt to highlight what its luminaries did than what they advised against doing. Activism trumps passivity in the historical imagination.

On the road to Mandalay

It would be interesting to know who among the circle close to General Ne Win, the strongman who led the coup in 1962 that placed Burma under rule by a junta that lasts till today, might have voiced doubts about the move to launch a coup.

It is certain the secretive Ne Win would have consulted, though the circle of the consulted would have been small.

NONEBut as a rule, the officer corps is inured to conformity than to dissent. Once the numero uno makes a decision, all hands must be on deck. That is why the wisdom of democracy holds that the military must always defer to the civilian leadership.

Burma's military junta, by releasing Suu Kyi, has sent a grey shaft of light skittering across the subjugated mass of that country.

Whether that shaft would become "like the dawn that comes up like thunder" – to borrow from one of Rudyard Kipling's more resonant poems ('On the Road to Mandalay'), is something we in Malaysia would wish for even as we applaud our narrow escape from military rule and salute the memory of the man who forestalled it.



Now that Suu Kyi is free...

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 05:43 AM PST

We laud the unconditional release of Myanmar democratic icon Aung San Suu Kyi by the junta yesterday and hope to see gradual changes to the country. Reforms should take place and the path to a democratic government and an open economy will augur well not only to Asean but to the people of Myanmar.

However, the march is still a long one. The junta needs to recognise international concern for the country, where social and ethnic problems are closely related to how it is being administered over the last 40 years, even before Suu Kyi came into the picture.

Democracy is the only solution for Myanmar to prosper. A free election must be held soon as to avoid concussion stemming from the the release of Suu Kyi and international pressure for Yangoon to adhere to democratic calls.

While the world lauds Yangoon, her release is still being monitored cautiously as the junta is known to reverse its decision should the pressure applied by the international community is treated as more in Suu Kyi's favor.

This may be all good and well for Aung San and her followers but before the celebrations carry us away we should realise that at any moment the regime can and no doubt will pull the plug and return her back under arrest.

The military regime have still very powerful and influentual backers that need them for their self interests and protect them accordingly. As they have done in the past they release her for their own reasons but watch her carefully and any moves that threaten them they react as they have done.

Not until this regime is removed by democratic reforms will any hope of a better future be possible for the Burmese people and its potential leaders.

Most important is how the United Nations can tag itself along with the junta in convincing them that what Suu Kyi champions is for the betterment of the country and its people.

A little bit about Suu Kyi:

The world knew little about this remarkable woman beyond her name. Now aged 65, she is the most famous political prisoner since Nelson Mandela and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate for standing up to the regime.

On Saturday, unbowed and as demure as ever, she was freed from years of house detention. She had been in prison or under house arrest for 15 of the past 21 years.

To the adoring crowds 22 years ago when her ordeal started, the name of Suu Kyi was very special. Her father, general Aung San, was Burma's national hero. The reason so many had camped out in the open all night was because they saw in the daughter of this most revered figure in modern Burmese history their greatest hope for change.

Suu Kyi was making a political speech for democracy and freedom at a critical juncture. Burma was in chaos after students had led an uprising against the military. Blood flowed in the streets from the crackdown that followed.

General Ne Win, the hated dictator who had dominated Burma for three decades of economic stagnation and isolation, had resigned. His successor, Sein Lwin, who had ordered troops to open fire on massed demonstrators demanding an end to military rule and the introduction of democracy, had also quit.

It was hoped that Burma's third president in a few weeks, Maung Maung, would make concessions. It turned out to be a vain hope. Burma is still in chains. Suu Kyi's speech that day, though, was a defining moment in her life. It marked the instant when she turned her back on her comfortable life in Britain and returned to her roots.

Asia has had its share of family dynasties, but nowhere has the idealism and sense of duty been as strong and principled as in the case of Suu Kyi, who that day took the heartbreaking decision to put her commitment to Burma above her family.

Until a few months before, she had been an Oxford housewife, living happily with her husband, academic Michael Aris and their two children Alexander and Kim, in a smart town house. Now she was deliberately entering the brutal and devious world of Burmese politics.

She has never emerged from it. Her lonely vigil, which began with her addressing the crowds that day in 1988 challenging the generals, has continued unbroken to this day, much of it under house arrest and at a tragic personal cost.

For as well as a political story, Suu Kyi's is ultimately a family tragedy. She arrived at Oxford in 1964 to study philosophy, politics and economics. Her contemporaries remember her beauty, a flower always in her long dark hair.

Aris met her at the university and courted her on a holiday in Bhutan, where he was teaching. At their wedding, Kipling's poem Mandalay was recited: "I've a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land! On the road to Mandalay."

Aung San was assassinated in 1947, on the threshold of gaining independence for Burma from Britain. Aged two, his daughter was too young to have known him. But she cherishes the photo she has of him holding her in his arms and, although she had left Burma at 15, she was never allowed to forget she was his daughter.

On that day in August 1988 she told the adoring crowd that the political uprising was a "second struggle for national independence" and, as Aung San's daughter, she could not remain indifferent.

And that's how it started....

read more about her here...


Aksi Panas Dalam Kereta Di Pantai Sri Tujoh Dan Pantai Geting

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 06:57 AM PST

Banteras aksi panas di pantai

TUMPAT - Pasangan kekasih yang tidak segan silu melakukan 'aksi tidak senonoh' di kawasan Pantai Sri Tujoh dan Pantai Geting, menjadikan kawasan tersebut tumpuan Pejabat Agama Jajahan Tumpat untuk melakukan operasi tangkapan pasangan berkhalwat.

Penolong Pegawai Penguat Kuasa Agama, Kamarudin Osman berkata, dari Januari hingga Oktober tahun ini, sebanyak 55 kes tangkapan khalwat dan kelakuan tidak sopan berlaku di kawasan tersebut.

Menurutnya, kedua-dua kawasan berkenaan merupakan kawasan panas bagi Penguat Kuasa Agama Tumpat dan Skuad Amru berdasarkan statistik tangkapan khalwat tahun ini yang agak tinggi di kawasan itu.

"Kita dibantu Skuad Amru Masjid As-Somadi Geting yang mempunyai kuasa menangkap pasangan berkhalwat di sekitar Pantai Sri Tujoh dan Pantai Geting.

"Mereka melakukan rondaan secara bergilir-gilir setiap masa terutama di sekitar Pulau Tengkorak yang menjadi kegemaran pasangan kekasih kerana kawasannya agak terlindung dengan pokok ru" katanya.

Menurutnya, pada 10 November lalu, satu tangkapan dilakukan ke atas pasangan yang berdua-duaan di dalam sebuah kereta di Pantai Geting.

"Lelaki tersebut berusia 47 tahun, berstatus suami orang dengan enam anak manakala wanita terbabit, isteri orang, berusia 45 tahun juga mempunyai enam anak ditangkap kira-kira jam 1.30 tengah hari di kawasan pantai tersebut.

"Ketika serbuan, mereka berdua-duan di dalam kereta di tempat duduk masing-masing dengan kusyen kereta direbahkan.

"Setelah disoal siasat, mereka bukan muhrim dan didakwa di bawah Seksyen 5 (1) Enakmen Kanun Jenayah Syariah 2/85 Negeri Kelantan.


Juara Formula1 2010 Ditentukan Malam Ini

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 04:30 AM PST

Abu Dhabi: Pemandu pasukan Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel akan bermula dari petak utama pada perlumbaan Grand Prix Abu Dhabi, hari ini, selepas mengatasi cabaran sengit dari bekas juara Lewis Hamilton dan pendahulu kejuaraan Formula Satu (F1), Fernando Alonso, malam tadi.

Vettel merakam 1 minit 39.394 saat pada sesi kelayakan terakhir di litar Yas Marina, 0.31 saat lebih pantas berbanding pemandu McLaren, Hamilton menjelang perlumbaan penutup musim, hari ini.

Alonso 0.398 saat lebih perlahan di dalam jentera Ferrari, dengan juara tahun lalu Jenson Button (McLaren) di tempat keempat. Rakan sepasukan Vettel, Mark Webber sekadar bermula dari petak kelima.

Alonso hanya perlu menang perlumbaan di litar Yas Marina atau sekurang-kurangnya di tempat kedua untuk muncul juara musim ini. Webber akan bergelar juara jika menang dengan syarat Alonso di tempat ketiga atau ke bawah. Vettel bakal juara jika menang dengan Alonso di tempat kelima atau lebih. - Agensi


Anything’s Possible (Jonny Lang Video Edit)

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 04:20 AM PST

Believe in the dreams, you've always wanted to come true,
You must search for your own ideals and work towards reaching them.
Life makes no guarantees as to what you'lll have.
It just gives you time to make choices and to take chances
If you are willing to take the opportunities you are given and utilize the abilities you have.
For those who are willing to believe in their dreams and in themselves,
Life is a precious gift in which anything is possible.

I have just extracts few lines from Dena Dilaconi's original poem. If wish to read all see here.

သင္အျမဲတမ္း ျဖစ္လာေစခ်င္တဲ့၊ အိပ္မက္မ်ားအေပၚမွာ ယံုၾကည္ပါ။

သင္လိုခ်င္တာကို သင္ကိုယ္တိုင္ ႐ွာေဖြေ႐ြးခ်ယ္ၿပီး၊ျဖစ္ေအာင္လုပ္ရလိမ့္မယ္။

ဘ၀က အာမခံခ်က္ေပးထားတာ မ႐ွိဘူး၊သင္ေ႐ြးခ်ယ္ႏိုင္ဖို႔နဲ႔ အခါအခြင့္ႀကံဳႀကိဳက္ဖို႔၊
အခ်ိန္ဆိုတာကိုပဲ ေပးထားတယ္၊

ေပးတဲ့အခြင္အေရးမ်ားကို ရယူခ်င္စိတ္႐ွိၿပီး၊သင့္မွာ႐ွိတဲ့ အစြမ္းအစမ်ားကို အသံုးခ်ရင္

ကိုယ့္အိပ္မက္ေတြကို ယံုၾကည္တဲ့၊ကိုယ့္ကိုယ္ကို ယံုၾကည္တဲ့သူမ်ားအတြက္

ဘ၀ဆိုတာ ဘာမဆိုျဖစ္ႏိုင္တဲ့ အဖိုးတန္လက္ေဆာင္တခုျဖစ္တယ္။

ဒီနာဒီလာကိုနီ (လူထုစိန္၀င္း)



A Most Unusual Dream

Posted: 14 Nov 2010 02:32 AM PST

The following piece, written by StraightTalking, is a work of fiction. Please DO NOT take it seriously as I am posting it for the sake of entertainment and to lighten up the gloomy atmosphere that seems to have hit our country. Have a good laugh and do leave a comment. Thanks!

Readers are always welcome to send their articles to mwsmithunplugged@gmail.com if you wish to have them posted here. It will be a pleasure to share your writings! Take care and have a lovely evening!

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I HAD A DREAM
written by StraightTalking




Malaysians have gone to the polls and have rewritten history.

BN have won nearly all the state and parliamentary seats. Badawi loses his RM100 million bet to Najib because he says Najib cannot beat his election record. All previously Pakatan-held states are recaptured.

This was what happened…

UMNO had appointed Bank Negara staff to issue "RM10K for Your Vote" bond certificates at all polling stations. The Chinese have "repented for their sins" and gave overwhelming support to MCA. CSL, his popularity growing, gets movie offer from Hong Kong Shaw Brothers to co-star with "Miss Big Tits" Amy Yip in a blockbuster called "Memoir of the Soiled Leg". MIC also made a miraculous come-back. Samy Vellu, returning from India after buying up almost half the properties in the states of Gujarat, Kerala and Punjab promises all Malaysian Indian voters "One Free Condo in India for One Vote in Malaysia".

Meanwhile, DAP have closed shop after father disowned son for losing Penang. Guan Eng returns to practicing law while the father sells salted duck eggs in Pudu wet market in the mornings. PAS had also disbanded. TGNK leaves politics and returns to his original calling. Hadi now organizes religious counseling and seminars and operates travel agency with exclusive 10-day "Journey to Tora Bora" and "Dancing with the Taliban" holiday packages.

As expected, Anwar Ibrahim is sent to jail for another 15 years as a repeat sex offender. The wife leaves him and the family breaks up. Nurul becomes a writer and her "The Happiness of Defeat" and "Caging Nurul the Tigress" becomes a #1 best-seller in the US.

Shortly thereafter…

Malaysia builds 300-storey building at a cost of RM2.0 trillion. The Man-in-Charge admits that he's only taking a 10% commission from the project but rakyat begs him to take 30% as he needs to share it among his colleagues. UM** sets up The Bank of Ali Baba with RM2 paid up and requires all banks to contribute 50% of their deposits into it.

E*F takes over AirA** at a cost of RM4.4 billion and rebrands its marketing tag from "Now Everyone can Fly" to "Even the Poor can Fly!!"

Putrajaya is moved from Sepang to Kuala Lipis, the hometown of the Man at the cost of RM200 billion. Old Putrajaya becomes Malaysia's Disneyland after a RM2.5 billion makeover. Malaysia buys the latest fighter jets from the US at a cost of RM15 trillion to prepare for war against Singapore. The Man takes a 10% cut but again the rakyat insist he takes 30%. The civil service is increased 3-fold to nearly 4 million. Civil servants across the board gets 200% pay rise. All BN ministers get a one month fully paid vacation to the Bahamas.

Shortly after "shortly thereafter"…

I see FDI drying up to less than half a billion. I see local manufacturers relocating to India and China. I see rich families with their "no-eye-see!" look migrating to Australia with their children and money.

I see our graduates lepak at home, unemployed, watching TV. I see Malaysian girls now mostly working in "Come-fark-me" karaokes or hair salons. I see our boys are either selling DVDs at the pasar malam or pimping China dolls, or joining nasty Ah Longs. I also see thousands of Myanmars, Banglas, Indons, Philippinas, all loitering in the streets and the shopping malls with the "I'm-going-to-rob-you" look.

And then I begin to do some thinking. Where's the money coming from? Who's paying the taxes? This doesn't add up. This can't be happening. What the hell is going on!!! And then I woke up. Farking hell!



Thank God it's just a dream!

In fact Pakatan had won the general election. Phew!!


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