Monday, December 6, 2010

Ketereh diisytihar Perbandaran Islam esok

Ketereh diisytihar Perbandaran Islam esok


Ketereh diisytihar Perbandaran Islam esok

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 12:40 AM PST


Serang Pakatan: Najib lancar perang pilihan raya

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 01:07 AM PST


Malaysia, Japan Set To Partner Greentech Projects

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 02:47 AM PST

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 – Japan and Malaysia are looking at collaborating in the area of green technology through joint business ventures as well as research and development projects.

Japan's Ambassador to Malaysia, Masahiko Horie said he believed that through such an effort, called "Greentech Partnership between Malaysia and Japan" the two countries would be able to achieve many things together.

Besides business joint ventures and R&D, there could be also collaboration between Malaysian and Japanese universities.

"We can do many R&D projects for the conservation of energy, environment and reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions," he told Bernama in an interview here recently.

He said the Japanese government under its smart community initiatives, is now trying to introduce the concept of smart community, emphasizing on green technology, where the CO2 emissions be brought to the lowest level while energy consumption made as minimum as possible.

"From the Malaysian point of view, the government is planning to make Putrajaya and Cyberjaya into green technology cities and therefore we are going to despatch a mission this month comprising Japanese companies with great technological expertise in the green technology field," he said.

He said these companies had innovated new technology and new machines in order to reduce the consumption of energy.

"They will be discussing via a dialogue on how to make Putrajaya and Cyberjaya more green tech and smart community townships," he said.

Horie said Iskandar Malaysia was also keen to develop under the a greentownship concept and had invited many foreign companies to participate.

Meanwhile, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Kyoto University are already having a joint R&D project towards creating a low carbon community, he said.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who visited Japan last April had also met with the then Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatayama, where both had signed a joint statement on enhancing the partnership between Malaysia and Japan including in the economic sector.

Towards this, Horie said more focus would be on environment and the energy sector with agreement reached for the Malaysia-Japan Cooperation Initiative in the sector.

"I think this is very important because of the climate change and green gas and global warming phenomena."

There is a need for everybody and all member countries in the United Nations to strive for a better environment and reduction in the emission of CO2.


The Johor dilemma

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 02:54 AM PST


APCO - the link between 1 Malaysia and One Israel

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 04:58 AM PST

Chen Man Hin 

Umno is desperate because Anwar Ibrahim has exposed the fact that 1 Malaysia was conceived by APCO, an Israeli public relations organisation. Having no answer, Anwar is likely to be punished by a BN-controlled Parliament.

APCO was the public relations consultant for the government of Israel. At first Apco malaysia denied this as untrue. But Straits Times of Singapore revealed that 'filings with the US Justice Department show otherwise. apco, the international public relations firm entered into an agreement in 1992 to provide services for the Jewish state'

In written queries about the State Department filing, APCO declared that it worked with another asociate company on a project for the Israel government.'

In 1999, EHUD Barak campaigned on a 1 Israel platform and was elected prime minister. APCO WAS THE ADVISER WHO CREATED 1 ISRAEL.

IN MALAYSIA

APCO earlier established itself in Malaysia, when it formed a company with the name of MINDTEAM SDN BHD some six months before Najib announced his concept of 1 Malaysia.

Anwar Ibrahim produced a document to show Parliament that Najib signed an agreeement with Apco Worldwide to show there was link between the government and APCO.

WITH APCO AS ADVISER, 1 MALAYSIA WAS CONCEIVED, in the same way that 1 Israel was createdin 1999. Najib presented 1 Malaysia to the people on. The 16th September 2008 in a desperate attempt to counter the victory of the Opposition earlier in March...

UMNO must accept this fact. it cannot deny the undeniable. The truth is unacceptable to UMNO. To be told that an Israel company that APCO created 1 Malaysia would be a shock to the Malay Muslims. It will be a big blow to the Malay electorate.

Malaysia has no diplomatic relations with Israel, and had joined the Arab League boycott of Israel in a show of support for the Palestinian cause. Now the Malaysian government has hired an israeli to be a public relations consultant. How is UMNO going to explain to the Muslim Arab world?

Does Najib and UMNO think that by having Anwar censured in Parliament would get the devil of their backs? Better think again.

The thing to do is to terminate the services of APCO.


Dr Chen Man Hin is the DAP life advisor


MP claims assault by police at Syabas protest

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 03:57 PM PST


Tesco significant investor in Malaysia

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 04:16 PM PST


Bar Council slams cops for ‘police-state’ mindset

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 12:44 AM PST


Terbongkar: SYABAS Guna Aset Kerajaan S'ngor Bernilai RM10.9 Billion Secara Percuma

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 01:03 AM PST

Selangor dapat lampu hijau bincang dengan SYABAS

Kementerian Tenaga, Teknologi Hijau dan Air telah memberi lampu hijau kepada kerajaan Selangor untuk meneruskan rundingan dengan Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (SYABAS).

Menurut setiausaha politik menteri besar Selangor, Faekah Husin (kiri), lampu hijau itu yang diterima lewat minggu lalu, mungkin ada kaitan dengan penemuan bahawa Selangor memiliki aset bernilai kira-kira RM10.9 bilion yang kini digunakan oleh SYABAS secara percuma.

Aset-aset itu, yang termasuk paip, jentera dan loji penapisan air, katanya, sebelum ini milik Jabatan Bekalan Air, dan pemilikannya tidak pernah dipindahkan kepada syarikat konsesi air itu.

Perkara itu disedari selepas kerajaan Selangor menjalankan semakan aset, yang membabitkan kos RM700,000 dan dilakukan dengan menggunakan khidmat juruaudit bebas.

Ekoran penemuan itu, kata Faekah, kerajaan Selangor kini boleh menawarkan "tidak kurang daripada dua pilihan" kepada SYABAS - kedua-duanya, menurutnya, akan menguntungkan rakyat Selangor.

Katanya, mereka boleh sama ada menerima tawaran RM5.7 bilion, atau menyewa atau membeli aset kerajaan negeri bernilai RM10.9 bilion dan terus menguruskan bekalan air di Selangor, tetapi dengan syarat.

"(SYABAS) menjalankan perniagaan, kami faham mereka perlu dapat
keuntungan, tetapi ia harus terhad dan syarat kenaikan tarif hendaklah dipenuhi.

"Jika (SYABAS) memilih untuk membeli atau menyewa aset, contohnya RM30 juta sebulan, maka ia akan menyelesaikan kos kami untuk meneruskan program bekalan air percuma," katanya.

Faekah berkata, penduduk Kuala Lumpur juga akan mendapat manfaat daripada kawalan kenaikan tarif, walaupun mereka mungkin tidak menerima bekalan 20 meter padu percuma dari kerajaan Selangor.

Bagaimanapun, ianya terpulang kepada SYABAS untuk menerima atau menolak tawaran Selangor itu, yang akan terus mengenakan tekanan terhadap syarikat konsesi berkenaan.

Semalam, 48 orang ditangkap selepas kira-kira 7,000 bersama dengan Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim dan exco kerajaan negeri berarak ke Istana Negara untuk menyerahkan memorandum membantah kenaikan tarif air kepada Yang di-Pertuan Agong.


Iran:Iranians vs. US Navy

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 11:32 AM PST

By Hamid Tehrani

BlogPost writes "Iranians have taken to Facebook to show their displeasure, writing messages of support for "Persian Gulf" on the U.S. Navy's Facebook page. All day, messages such as: "It's not A.R.A.B.I.A.N gulf. It was PERSIAN gulf."


Anwar calls Najib desperate, Kit Siang wants live debates

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 12:12 PM PST


Education Ministry accepts UEC holders for teacher training colleges

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 11:20 PM PST


Ahmadinejad Not Opposed to Maradona Becoming Coach of Iran

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 11:54 PM PST


Timely harvest

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 12:28 AM PST


Demo air: PAS ucap tahniah kepada anak muda

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 07:15 PM PST


Publicity-hungry Umno advisor - an unwitting catalyst for change

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 04:00 AM PST

Mariam Mokhtar, Malaysia Chronicle

Umno legal advisor Mohd Hafarizam Harun called for the arrest of PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail under the Internal Security Act (ISA) and suggested that her party is de-registered, for rejecting the 'ketuanan Melayu' (Malay supremacy) concept.

When Wan Azizah questioned the rights of the Malays, his assertion was that she was directly challenging the provision in the federal constitution and that her remarks were not considered a 'freedom of expression'.

His comment appeared in an interview with Umno-online.com: "The ISA should be invoked against PKR, DAP or PAS leaders who continue to question the special position and privileges of the Malays because it is now proven that they try to stoke hatred towards the Malays because of the special rights".

He said that Wan Azizah's speech, which was made at the PKR congress and attended by non-Malays, was sufficient to belittle the position, status and rights of the Malays and the Malay rulers.

Mohd Hafarizam urged people to lodge police reports against Wan Azizah for uttering seditious remarks and that the report could be forwarded to the Registrar of Societies because the party had been fanning hatred and racial prejudice.

He made reference to the time Umno was deregistered in the late 80s and said, "Umno itself had its registration revoked in 1987. Why should there be a special treatment to PKR as though they are immune."

It appears that each time someone makes a legitimate remark, which the likes of Umno, Perkasa or some religious authority, find disagreeable, the usual expected response is not counter-argument with intelligent debate.

The usual retaliation is in most cases, an over-reaction, with suggestions to lodge police reports, for arrests under the ISA, for violent protests and in some cases, calls for a fatwa.

It is troubling to see an Umno legal advisor pandering to the wishes of a small group of people who are prejudiced. Is he unaware of the power of the digital age, where globalisation has made the world smaller and where a proposal such as his, will be futile?

How is he going to monitor all those remarks? Is our police force able to cope with several thousand arrests? Is Kamunting big enough? More importantly, is he under-worked that he is able to come up with time-wasting suggestions?

Mohd Hafarizam appears to be devoid of common sense suggestions just as his paymasters are bankrupt of ideas and good governance.

On the other hand, has he considered the important role he would play if the government did act on his suggestion and arrested Wan Azizah?

Her arrest would trigger a backlash and an unprecedented public reaction that he might well live to regret the part he played in public disorder. Ironically, this Umno legal advisor might feature in the history books as someone who was a catalyst for change and who engineered the tipping point in Malaysian politics.


Who is dangerous, Umno or PKR?

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 04:21 PM PST


<a rel="nofollow" href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-12/06/c_13636037.htm">As massive fire contained, Israeli political feuding begins over who to blame</a>

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 12:00 AM PST

Top Diplomats from South Korea, Japan Head to Washington for Talks

Posted: 05 Dec 2010 07:09 PM PST


Selangor Exco YB Dr Xavier Jayakumar To Make Spotcheck On MPK Pound

Posted: 06 Dec 2010 08:00 AM PST

YB Dr Xavier Saying "Hello" To A Canine Friend in PJ
DATELINE: PORT KLANG, SELANGOR. 
SCORES OF PUPPIES AND ADULT DOGS - LIKE THOSE DISPLAYED IN THE PICTURES HERE - ARE WAITING TO BE RESCUED FROM CERTAIN DEATH AT THE KLANG POUND IN SELANGOR.
The animals are among the several dozens of stray canines that are caught daily by the Klang Municipality (MPK) as part of the local council's prompt


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