Wednesday, December 8, 2010

After School Happy Pledis pics

After School Happy Pledis pics

After School Happy Pledis pics

Posted: 08 Dec 2010 10:54 AM PST

Korean pop group After School has released a Christmas-themed charity album Happy Pledis on Dec 7. The profit from the album sales will be donated to the Save the Children Fund [Kr]. Some pretty nice album concept pics below…

After School Happy Pledis album

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After School Happy Pledis pics from YeinJee's Asian Blog

Please Stop Pitying The Disabled

Posted: 08 Dec 2010 10:21 AM PST

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youth parliament and electoral reform/BERSIH

Posted: 08 Dec 2010 09:56 AM PST

the first and second of the local democracy week events in penang, which i attended. first – on 6 dec, the youth parliament and second – on 7 dec, the forum on 'rakyat's demand for electoral reform' and launching of bersih 2.0.

for the youth parliament (first pic) see my report in UCAN. it was a good 'parliament session'.  i saw the report in the sun and malaysiakini too. i already have all the photos i took up in my facebook album.

for the second event (second pic), photos, please click here.

here are the 11 demands from the rakyat for electoral reform:

1. A complete revision of the electoral roll to ensure that the existing irregularities are removed and a roll with full integrity is in place.
2. The use of indelible ink (as is done in Indonesia and India) to prevent multiple voting.
3. The reform of postal voting to abolish the existing separate electoral roll for postal voters and to make it flexible for all voters, at home or abroad, with valid reasons to opt for postal voting.
4. Free and fair media access for all contesting parties, which should include: (a) free access to state-owned media especially television and radio; (b) fair paid access
(political advertisement) to private media; and (c) provision of the right of reply for all contesting parties and personalities who are covered negatively in news reports.
5. A meaningful minimum campaign period of 21 days.
6. Fair and professional practices in constituency redelineation exercises to minimise malapportionment, gerrymandering and consequent disproportionality in seats and votes.
7. Automatic registration of all eligible voters.
8. Reduction of the voting eligibility age from 21 to 18 years old.
9. Reform in electoral financing to ensure transparency and limit the influence of money politics.
10. Administrative neutrality of all levels of governments before, during and after general and by-elections for the federal and state legislatures.
11. Affirming the right of all students of 18 years and above, to participate in politics inside and outside campus

Equality BN style: MCA rapped for saying the 'big brother' word

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 09:33 PM PST

As in the past, Chua is expected to give in to Umno
If MCA is unhappy with BN's power-sharing mechanism the component party should air its views internally and not publicly, said Umno vice-president Hishammuddin Hussein.

"I would like to advise him, bring it up at the BN meeting, it's an avenue if there is something he is unhappy about. If it's not brought to BN and said outside then it raises questions on his objective and whether it is just a personal opinion," said Hishammuddin.

The Sembrong MP was referring to MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek's comment during the BN Convention last weekend that as equal partners, other component parties should be given an equal voice in raising concerns.

Umno is often seen to have the upper hand in charting the coalition's major decisions.

Prime Minister and BN chief Najib Abdul Razak, who is also the Umno president, has often used the Umno platform to announce the government's policies.

But Chua mentioned that such decisions should not only be announced at the Umno general assembly or at its supreme council meetings, and added that the outdated approach adopted by BN must be removed.

"There should not be any big brother or younger brother within the coalition. We are all working towards the same cause and purpose. We are all equal partners. BN must pursue the middle path of moderation and at the same time, we need to strengthen the public delivery system, which is a sore point by the voters," Chua had said.

Moreover, Chua also recommended words such as 'pendatang' (immigrants), 'penumpang' (passengers), 'terhutang budi' (feeling of indebtedness), 'kurang patriotik' (not patriotic) and 'ketuanan Melayu' (Malay sovereignty), to be considered taboo.

"Youngsters do not like to hear such remarks which are not only distasteful but considered outrageously derogatory. Leaders must also be reminded that they are expected to not only say the right thing but also in do the right thing," he had said.

'Not all agree with Chua'

At a press conference at the Parliament lobby, Hishammuddin also defended the discontent expressed by several Umno members over Chua's statement.

Asked about Mohd Puad Zarkashi's (BN-Batu Pahat) recent opinion piece published in Utusan Malaysia disagreeing with Chua, Hisshammuddin said: "I heard a lot of people, including MCA leaders, are not happy about what was said by Chua in the context of the convention but if I answer this question (the issue) will continue."

He added that out of all the issues raised by the component party leader only the "most sensational" items were picked out.

Mohd Puad, who is the Deputy Education Minister and Umno supreme council member, argued that there was no 'big brother' factor or bullying that exists within the coalition and lashed out at Chua for not raising issues regarding graver problems.

"Soi Lek should have instead looked into the trend exposed by the EC (Election Commission) chairperson in which DAP is said to be more aggressive than MCA. Is it due to Umno being the 'big brother'?" he asked.

Mohd Puad also rebuked Chua over his interpretation of ketuanan Melayu or Malay sovereignty, saying that the concept has never hindered non-Malays from progressing.

"If Umno behaves like a 'big brother' and Malay supremacy is wrong, how can the Chinese be more dominant than the Malays in business?"

Hishammuddin, however, evaded commenting on the issue and simply said: "There may be disappointment among some leaders but it does not mean that BN is in total agreement with Soi Lek or that BN agrees with the deputy minister".

The only concern of the public is our commitment in moving forward, said Hishammuddin, adding that public opinion will neither be shaped by "certain personalities" nor will their statements dictate the transformation of politics in future.

- Malaysiakini

Michelle Yeoh to play Suu Kyi

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 02:00 PM PST

BN could lose more seats in snap polls: Economist

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 02:00 PM PST

Opportunities in 60 areas: KL

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<a rel="nofollow" href="">China sees stronger cooperation with world in 2010: Foreign Minister</a>

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Pemimpin patut berlapar kerana rakyat

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 10:43 PM PST

DAP bukan "anti-Islam" atau "anti-Melayu"

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 03:33 PM PST

Kor Ming is the MP for Taiping
Nga Kor Ming

DAP mencipta sejarah dengan menganjur dan menaja Majlis Bersunat beramai-ramai di Masjid Al Munawarasah di Taiping pada minggu ini. Langkah dan tindakan merentasi kaum ini sekaligus membuktikan tohmahan UMNO-BN bahawa DAP "anti Islam,anti Melayu" semuanya adalah fitnah dan pembohongan belaka.

Di tanahair kita, seperti mana yang termaktub dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan, hak semua kaum dan masyarakat berbilang budaya perlu diberi pengiktirafan dan penghormatan yang adil dan saksama supaya memupuk budaya politik baru yang menentang perkauman - Say No To Racism, this is the time now!

(太平 8 日讯)
() 1 : 行动党主办大型割礼仪式,共有58名马来幼童参与。孩童在仪式举行前与开幕嘉賓倪可敏及再努丁等合影纪念。
() 2 & 3 : 行动党太平区国会议员倪可敏在消防员陪同下于回教堂為割礼仪式主持开幕洒水仪式。

South Korean President to Visit Malaysia From Thursday

Posted: 07 Dec 2010 09:03 PM PST

Demokrasi tidak wujud dalam Umno BN

Posted: 08 Dec 2010 07:50 AM PST

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Heavyweight mengalahkan Shahrizat. Sedarkah pengundi2 Brickfields bahawa DBKL mencadang meng-gazette kawasan sekitar KL Sentral sbg tnh KOMERSIAL? Adakah 'Little India' betul2 bermakna rakyat keturunan India akan semakin kecil di situ?

GEORGETOWN, 8 Dis: Malaysia belum mengamalkan demokrasi sepenuhnya dan amalan itu juga tidak pernah wujud dalam parti pemerintah seperti Umno dan Barisan Nasional (BN).

Kes pelajar UM untuk alih isu harga barang naik

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Nik Aziz sakit tenat, fitnah

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Careful inclusion of female Syariah judges, says minister

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Ipoh Police Collect RM1 Million in Traffic Summonses in Six Days

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DPM attends joint exercise

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Hisham says Soi Lek has upset Umno leaders

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Rela not just for handling street demonstrations, says Hishammuddin

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Umno BN perkemas talian hayat ‘undi pos’

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