Sunday, February 6, 2011

Medan Tahrir 4:00pm Islam Dan Kristian Bergabung Desak Diktator Mubarak

Medan Tahrir 4:00pm Islam Dan Kristian Bergabung Desak Diktator Mubarak


Medan Tahrir 4:00pm Islam Dan Kristian Bergabung Desak Diktator Mubarak

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 06:08 AM PST

Gelombang kebangkitan rakyat Mesir mendesak Diktator Mubarak berundur hari ini sudah masuk hari ke 13, setakat petang ini suasana di Medan Tahrir belum nampak lagi tanda2 ianya akan berakhir.. Bahkan pada hari ini golongan panganut agama kristian juga turt sama bergabung menyertai perhimpunan Mendesak Diktator Mubarak di Medan Tahrir. Suasana yang belum pernah dilihat semenjak protes ini bermula 25 Januari lalu.

Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims raise a Cross and a Koran, Islam's holy book, at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

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Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims raise a Cross and a Koran, Islam's holy book, at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims raise a Cross and a Koran, Islam's holy book, at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

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Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims raise a Cross and a Koran, Islam's holy book, at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian anti-government demonstrators wave their national flag as they gather at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian anti-government demonstrators wave their national (R) and the Tunisian flag (C) as they gather at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian anti-government demonstrators gather at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

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Egyptian anti-government demonstrators gather at Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims raise a Cross and the Muslim holy book, the Koran, on the 13th day of protests in Tahrir Square in central Cairo calling for the end to President Hosni Mubarak's regime on February 6, 2011.

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Egyptian Coptic Christians and Muslims raise a Cross and the Muslim holy book, the Koran, on the 13th day of protests in Tahrir Square in central Cairo calling for the end to President Hosni Mubarak's regime on February 6, 2011.

An opposition supporter holds a child above the crowd in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. Demonstrators camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become an epicentre for protest, vowed to intensify their battle to oust Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak but the 82-year-old president has said he will stay until September elections because the alternative is chaos.

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An opposition supporter holds a child above the crowd in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. Demonstrators camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become an epicentre for protest, vowed to intensify their battle to oust Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak but the 82-year-old president has said he will stay until September elections because the alternative is chaos.

Opposition supporters play the role of victims involved in the recent rioting with pro-Mubarak demonstrators, in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. Demonstrators camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become an epicentre for protest, vowed to intensify their battle to oust Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak but the 82-year-old president has said he will stay until September elections because the alternative is chaos.

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Opposition supporters play the role of victims involved in the recent rioting with pro-Mubarak demonstrators, in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. Demonstrators camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become an epicentre for protest, vowed to intensify their battle to oust Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak but the 82-year-old president has said he will stay until September elections because the alternative is chaos.

Anti-Mubarak slogans are seen on a medic's gloves in the opposition stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. Demonstrators camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become an epicentre for protest, vowed to intensify their battle to oust Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak but the 82-year-old president has said he will stay until September elections because the alternative is chaos. The slogans read,

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Anti-Mubarak slogans are seen on a medic's gloves in the opposition stronghold of Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. Demonstrators camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become an epicentre for protest, vowed to intensify their battle to oust Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak but the 82-year-old president has said he will stay until September elections because the alternative is chaos. The slogans read, "You will leave by the hand of youth".

An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator holds his national flag bearing the arabic writing 'we are steadfast' as others sit in front of an army M-113 armoured personnel carrier (APC) in order to prevent it from moving at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

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An Egyptian anti-government demonstrator holds his national flag bearing the arabic writing 'we are steadfast' as others sit in front of an army M-113 armoured personnel carrier (APC) in order to prevent it from moving at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian anti-government demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25.

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Egyptian anti-government demonstrators gather in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25.

Egyptians pray in Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 06, 2011, following nearly two weeks of unprecedented demonstrations calling for President Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

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Egyptians pray in Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 06, 2011, following nearly two weeks of unprecedented demonstrations calling for President Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

Egyptian anti-government Muslim demonstrators pray as they gather at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

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Egyptian anti-government Muslim demonstrators pray as they gather at Cairo's Tahrir square on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

A composite photo depicting Egyptian Hosni President Mubarak (R) as Hitler is held by an opposition supporter in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. Demonstrators camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become an epicentre for protest, vowed to intensify their battle to oust Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak but the 82-year-old president has said he will stay until September elections because the alternative is chaos.

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A composite photo depicting Egyptian Hosni President Mubarak (R) as Hitler is held by an opposition supporter in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 6, 2011. Demonstrators camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square, which has become an epicentre for protest, vowed to intensify their battle to oust Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak but the 82-year-old president has said he will stay until September elections because the alternative is chaos.

A sign made out of rocks by Egyptian anti-government demonstrators calls for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in English and Arabic to

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A sign made out of rocks by Egyptian anti-government demonstrators calls for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in English and Arabic to "Get Out", in Tahrir Square, the center of anti-government demonstrations, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. A sense of normalcy began to return to the capital of some 18 million people, which has been largely closed since chaos erupted shortly after the protests began on Jan. 25.

Egyptian anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

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Egyptian anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Egyptian women in the anti-government movement march against president Hosni Mubarak in central Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated.

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CAIRO, EGYPT – FEBRUARY 06: Egyptian women in the anti-government movement march against president Hosni Mubarak in central Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated.

CAIRO, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 06: Egyptian women in the anti-government movement march against president Hosni Mubarak in central Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated.

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CAIRO, EGYPT – FEBRUARY 06: Egyptian women in the anti-government movement march against president Hosni Mubarak in central Tahrir Square on February 6, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt. An uneasy stand-off remains between anti and pro-government factions in Egypt's central square as the protests continue unabated.

Egyptian anti-government demonstrators shout slogans as they gather in the northern city of Alexandria on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak.

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Egyptian anti-government demonstrators shout slogans as they gather in the northern city of Alexandria on February 6, 2011 on the 13th day of protests calling for the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 6, 2011. Behind the makeshift barricades surrounding Tahrir Square, protesters voiced determination to stay put on the 13th day of protests against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak.

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Egyptian anti-government protesters gather at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 6, 2011. Behind the makeshift barricades surrounding Tahrir Square, protesters voiced determination to stay put on the 13th day of protests against Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman talks to representatives from political parties in the Prime Minister's office in Cairo February 6, 2011. Suleiman held talks on Sunday with opposition groups including the officially banned Muslim Brotherhood to try to find a way out of the country's worst crisis in decades.

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Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman talks to representatives from political parties in the Prime Minister's office in Cairo February 6, 2011. Suleiman held talks on Sunday with opposition groups including the officially banned Muslim Brotherhood to try to find a way out of the country's worst crisis in decades.

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Muslim Brotherhood joins Egypt crisis talks

CAIRO (AFP) – The embattled regime of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak launched landmark talks Sunday with opposition groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood and street protesters who seized Cairo's central square.

As global pressure mounted for newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman to negotiate a peaceful transition to more democratic rule, the government took the historic step of meeting with its most long-standing and powerful foes.

Meanwhile, as new avenues of dialogue opened up on the political front, Egyptian army troops stepped up pressure on the protesters who have occupied central Cairo's Tahrir Square, tightening a cordon around the area.

Undaunted, the protesters celebrated a mass in the square — the epicentre and symbol of the revolt against the regime — to remember the estimated 300 people who have been killed since demonstrations against Mubarak began.

"God bless the dead. God bless the dead," recited a Christian preacher wearing a crucifix. By his side, a Muslim sheikh stood holding a Koran, as the faithful chanted "A single hand. A single hand" in inter-faith solidarity.

Meanwhile, a measure of normal life began to return to the biggest city in the Arab world, with queues forming in front of banks that had been shut for more than a week and workmen scrubbing down shop fronts.

The Brotherhood, a well-organised Islamist movement, has long been banned from Egyptian politics. That Mubarak's camp has been forced to invite its bitter foe to talks is a sign of the opposition's mounting strength.

"We will join the talks today," senior Brotherhood official Essam el-Erian told AFP.

The state-run MENA news agency confirmed that the talks had begun, and would include the Brotherhood, the liberal Wafd party, the left-leaning Tagammu and members of a committee picked by the youth groups holding the square.

"All present at the meeting held a minute's silence for the martyrs who died during the protests," MENA said.

And Erian warned: "We have been invited. We will go. But our participation is conditional on giving the youth representation. If the demands of the youth are not met, we have the right to reconsider our position."

The Brotherhood is officially banned in Egypt, but its vast social aid network is tolerated and serves as the basis of a well-organised opposition movement which fields parliamentary candidates as independents.

The crisis has given US President Barack Obama's administration a policy headache, forcing it to confront the consequences of Washington's long-term support for Middle East autocrats in exchange for security guarantees.

Some Western observers have expressed concern the Brotherhood could sweep to power and institute an Islamist regime that would be no more democratic than Mubarak's an

d might break Egypt's close alliance with Washington.

"Today we learned the Muslim Brotherhood decided to participate, which suggests they at least are now involved in the dialogue that we have encouraged," Clinton told National Public Radio from Germany.

"We're going to wait and see how this develops, but we've been very clear about what we expect," she said.

Obama spoke Saturday to several foreign leaders about the unrest in Egypt and underscored the need for "an orderly, peaceful transition, beginning now," the White House said in a statement.

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron said he and Obama had agreed that "real, visible and meaningful change needed to start now … including a path to free and fair elections."

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey — Egypt's closest rival as a regional powerhouse — called for an interim government to be appointed.

"A democratic transition should be ensured in the shortest possible time. If this is achieved, I believe the people will definitely accept such an outcome," he said, in televised remarks.

Citing unnamed US and Egyptian officials, the New York Times reported that Suleiman and Egyptian military leaders want Mubarak to make a graceful exit.

Under the US-backed plan, Mubarak's powers would be scaled back enabling the creation of a transitional government headed by Suleiman to negotiate reforms with the opposition, the paper reported.

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4:24pm A cross-section of Egyptian society met earlier with the government. As shown by state TV, representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as members of the "group of wise men", participated in the meeting.aljazeera.net

4:28pm Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin has been detained by the Egyptian military in Tahrir Square.



where are the flood mitigation efforts?

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 09:42 AM PST

i've gotta post this, CnP from malaysiakini, because it is related to my post 'flood flood flood… why?'.   in that post, i was lamenting about the many floods occurring in our country.  i wonder why and wonder with BN's 50 years rule, why nothing had been done to make sure floods does not occur often or at least lessen the severity of the flood. well, here, in this malaysiakini article, it asked what happened to the  flood mitigation efforts. do read it, ok. (click on 'read more&#8217

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Malaysiakini
Feb 6, 11 3:06pm
Where are the flood mitigation efforts?

An untold number of houses and commercial and industrial property are inundated by floodwaters in Johor, leading many quarters to voice the question staring authorities in the face – where are the flood mitigation projects?

According to Johor opposition leader and DAP's Skudai state assemblyperson Dr Boo Cheng Hau who made his rounds to flood victims in Ledang and Muar districts today, as much as RM3 billion to 10 billion could have been lost as a result of the floodwaters that have submerged much of the south over the past few weeks.

Losses suffered by households themselves could be as high as RM2 billion, while the rest have been borne by the commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors, said Dr Boo in a statement.

"The recent big flood has devastating effect on people's lives. The federal and state governments have to take immediate actions to mitigate floods," he said.

As an immediate meaurs, Dr Boo urged the government to order a halt of all activities that lead to deforestration process.

In the longer term, forest reserves amounting should be gazetted, proper management of agricultural and commercial land use should be enforced, and water dams built along the Segamat, Muar and Johor rivers.

Even if such efforts are undertaken, Dr Boo lamented that the restoration and revival of the environment due to the degradation that has occurred will take 30 years before the results can be seen.

Coming soon: 'Extreme drought, floods'

In a related development, the Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia (AWER) has warned that given the "extreme drought and flood"expected to increasingly hit Malaysia due to global climate change, the government must take serious steps towards an early flood detection and warning system and on flood mitigation.

Even a 10 percent increase in rainfall intensity will raise flood occurrence tremendously due to increase in surface run-off and reduction in carrying capacity of both natural and man-made drainage, said Awer president S Piarapakaran.

Rather than rushing into the start of projects, however, careful research must be made to ensure the steps taken are effective and efficient, said Piarapakaran.

This includes a careful analysis of the relation between loss of forest cover and flood occurrence.

"There is a definite link as lost of forest cover causes loss of natural water retention ability. This will also help to identify downstream areas that will be directly affected during heavy and continuous downpour." Some of the areas in question might not have experienced floods before, he noted.

Redesigning old drainage systems is also vital to prevent drainage failures that have contributed to the occurrence of floods, said Piarapakaran.

"Old settlements and townships have old designs for drainage. With rapid developments around these areas, the carrying capacity of drainage system will (be) reduced."

The government should also make mandatory for new townships new designs to ensure there is a minimum amount of permeable surface as well as retention ponds with bigger capacity.

"Permeable surface will absorb rainwater and reduce surface water flow. Retention ponds will be able to delay surface water flow to drainage systems," he said, adding: "However, retention ponds need periodic maintenance to prevent failure its function."

Piarapakaran also urged that local government land use planning be audited to ensure there is no overdevelopment in low or flat land areas.

"Too much covered lands will cause (a) rise in surface water flow during rainfall," he said in noting the importance of effective and adequate flood prevention plans by local authorities.

All other flood prevention projects that have either been implemented or planned should be audited and subject to period maintenance to ensure they meet the intended targets.

"Therefore, stricter Key Performance Index (KPI) should be set to agencies that carry out such projects to meet good operating conditions."



What is Success?

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 08:09 AM PST

Success is speaking words of praise,
In cheering other people's ways.
In doing just the best you can,
With every task and every plan.

It's silence when your speech would hurt,
Politeness when your neighbor's curt.
It's deafness when the scandal flows,
And sympathy with others' woes.

It's loyalty when duty calls,
It's courage when disaster falls.
It's patience when the hours are long,
It's found in laughter and in song.



It's in the silent time of prayer,
In happiness and in despair.
In all of life and nothing less,
We find the thing we call success.

-Author Unknown-


Good News For PwP: More Of The Genes Discovered!

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 08:00 AM PST

From BBC Online: 2 February 2011 Last updated at 01:50 GMT
 More gene clues to Parkinson's discovered By Helen Briggs Health reporter, BBC News
Abnormal brain cell in Parkinson's
Genes play a bigger role in Parkinson's disease than previously thought, according to the largest genetic study yet.

Five new common risk genes have been


Sekeping Gambar Palsu!

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 08:57 AM PST

Pagi tadi sewaktu tersebar berita mengenai seorang simbol seks bernama Paris Hilton telah memeluk Islam, GB telah menyiarkan satu tulisan menafikan berita itu dan menyatakan bahawa berita itu palsu. Baca SINI.

Gambar Paris Hilton yang memakai tudung lengkap persis seorang muallaf juga GB katakan adalah satu imej yang telah diberikan sentuhan perisian seperti Photoshop - ertinya gambar itu pun ternyata palsu.

Seorang pengunjung tanpa nama meminta GB untuk membuat penjelasan lebih lanjut terhadap foto yang dikatakan palsu itu.

Anonymous said...

GB patut huraikan kenapa GB kata gambar itu gambar palsu supaya kita tambah jelas dan yakin.


Justeru itu di sini GB akan buktikan bahawa gambar yang tersebar itu sebenarnya adalah palsu.

Pada mulanya GB ingat sulit juga untuk membuktikan kerana gambarnya nampak seperti real, tetapi apabila diperbesarkan sekitar 200-400% gambar berkenaan terpampang jelas ianya begitu cacat.

Cuba lihat analisis ini.



Di sekeliling wajah Paris Hilton yang memakai tudung itu terdapat petak-petak pixel yang tidak sekata dan ternyata ianya ton warnanya tidak licin. Lihat gambar di bawah ini. Perhatikan petak-petak pixel di kawasan tudung yang menyentuh pipi. Pixel sebegini tidak wujud di foto asli.



Tinjauan yang lebih tepat jika kita tumpukan kepada bahagian-bahagian tertentu wajahnya:

Bahagian A:



GB mulakan dengan sebelah kiri wajahnya. Amat ketara ianya telah pun mengalami sentuhan perisian komputer. Wajah Paris Hilton dilekapkan ke atas wajah sebenar orang yang memakai tudung, kemudian cuba diperbaiki tepi-tepi tudung yang menyentuh pipi Paris Hilton di dalam gambar di atas.

Bahagian B



Apa pulak ada warna kotak yang lebih merah dengan warna yang lebih gelap di bahagian bibir? Tak ada kamera yang melakukan demikian kecuali ia sentuhan dari perisian komputer.

Bahagian C



Pipi di sebelah kanan. Ternyata ia menggunakan carikan warna dari pallete untuk mamadam pixel yang tak seimbang.

Dan untuk merumuskannya, GB menguji ia di satu perisian untuk menyemak "metadata exif" foto berkenaan.



SAHIH! Menurutnya, foto asalnya telah diubah dan diedit menggunakan Adobe Photoshop.

ASSESSMENT: Class 1 - Image is processed/edited

Keaslian foto yang tinggal hanyalah sekitar 10% sahaja.

Ternyata, pembuatnya masih amatur lagi. Dan semuga GB telah memenuhi permintaan pengunjung tanpa nama tersebut.


Kubica, Pemandu Lotus Renault Cedera Parah

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 07:09 AM PST

Pelumba Formula 1 Robert Kubica yang bakal memandu kereta Lotus Renault GP menderita "cedera parah" ketika mengikuti rally Andorra, Itali.

Mengikut beberapa laporan, pelumba berusia 26 tahun itu melanggar dinding litar dan terpaksa dibawa keluar menggunakan helikopter untuk dirawat di hospital terdekat.

Jurucakap pasukan Renault di Britain mengatakan kepada pejabat berita Reuters bahawa pelumba itu sadar saat kecelakaan dan kenyataan penuh mengenai Kubica akan segera dikeluarkan.

Dia telah mempersiapkan diri untuk musim perlumbaan Formula 1 2011 ini yang akan dimulakan pada 13 Mac nanti.

Kubica telah menutup pandu-uji pramusim gelaran Formula One (F1) 2011 di Valencia, Sepanyol, pada minggu lepas, dimana beliau berjaya menduduki tempat pertama di Litar Ricardo Tormo.

Seperti disiarkan crash.net, Kubica mencatatkan waktu tercepat dengan menduduki tempat pertama yakni 1 minit 13.144 saat, setelah tamat di tempat kelima pada sesi ujicoba kedua.

Pada musim perlumbaan lalu dia muncul dan menduduki tempat ke lapan diantara daftar para pelumba dengan menempati tempat kedua di Melbourne dan ketiga di Monaco dan Belgium.

Di Litar Sepang, tahun lepas, Kubica menduduki tempat yang keempat di belakang Vettel, Webber dan Rosberg.


TOTAL DEFENCE – WHAT IT MEANS TO MALAYSIANS

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 06:28 AM PST

PM Najib was reported to have said, "This is a national effort under the principle of total defence. We were able to deploy our national assets from both the private and public sector under the co-ordination and supervision of the Government to get the students out of Egypt". PM Najib was referring to the role played by various agencies of government, the private sector and I suppose NGO's too, in the evacuation of the 10,000 odd Malaysians out of Egypt to Jeddah, and thence back home.

What strikes me most is PM Najib's use of the term 'total defence' in reference to the above national effort, which I believe is not well understood by the general public. I had used the term 'total defence' in my casual conversation with some of my civilian friends to test their understanding and awareness of the term, but one is not surprise that most have a very shallow understanding of the term and concept. The general understanding by most is that when the word defence is used, they would understand it to mean the roles and tasks of the security forces and in particular the military, in the defence of the country.

Likewise, if I were to ask a junior military officer today on their understanding of total defence and to describe how does the military fits into the concept of things, I wouldn't be surprised if they will be groping for the right answer. This is because this subject or concept is only taught at the senior levels i.e. Staff College and at other higher military institutions.

Now going back to PM Najib's statement, I believe the use of the term 'total defence' in reference to the operations to evacuate Malaysians from Egypt back home may be out of context and could be misleading. My understanding of total defence is all about galvanizing every sector of our society to strengthen the nation's resilience to defend the homeland. In other words, total defence provides a comprehensive and integrated response to deal with all kinds of threats and challenges; and the key word being the defence of the homeland; not about deploying our national resources abroad. This is what I mean by saying that PM Najib's example can be misleading. And please be aware too that total defence is not just military defence, but it includes the other elements of psychological, social, civil and economic defence, and this requires an in depth understanding with regards to how all these elements are galvanized to meet a common purpose.

I did allude to the question that this concept is quite alien to the general public, and yet it will be the general public that is expected to play a crucial role for total defence to be successful.

One only needs to learn a lesson or two from our southern neighbor Singapore and the serious nature at which the general population are readied and trained to part take in regular nationwide exercises in the execution and implementation of the concept of total defence. As a result of this effort, Singaporeans are by and large a society that is imbued with a greater sense of national patriotism and a total awareness of their respective roles and contribution towards total defence.

And may I now ask, why have we not done the same for the Malaysian population?


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Dia Tu Professorkah?

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 06:34 AM PST

Hanya mahu debat dengan orang yang bertauliah: Nik Aziz

TUMPAT: Mursyidul Am PAS, Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat sekali lagi menegaskan beliau sedia berdebat mengenai Islam dengan sesiapa saja tetapi orang itu mestilah mempunyai kedudukan dan tauliah.

Nik Abdul Aziz lantas mempersoalkan kedudukan dan kredibiliti Pengerusi Biro Agama Veteran Umno Kelantan, Profesor Mohd Noor Deris yang ingin berdebat dengan beliau.

Dalam kenyataannya semalam, Mohd Nor menyatakan kegembiraannya kerana Nik Aziz menyahut cabarannya itu dan akan menghantar surat bagi tujuan itu dalam tempoh terdekat.

Ditanya mengenai kenyataan Mohd Noor itu, Menteri Besar Kelantan itu berkata, Islam tidak melarang umatnya berdebat untuk mencari kebenaran dalam soal agama, malah ia digalakkan asalkan meletakkan al-Quran dan hadis sebagai "orang tengah".

"Saya sedia berdebat dengan sesiapa sahaja, asalkan mereka mempunyai tauliah dan ada kedudukan," katanya kepada pemberita selepas melancarkan Skim Al-At'am, di Dataran Pasir Pekan, dekat sini hari ini.

Katanya, isu perdebatan mengenai agama dengan ulama termasuk Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan sendiri sudah lama ditimbulkan tetapi tidak pernah menjadi kenyataan.

Beliau juga bersetuju suatu kaedah berkesan dicari bagi mengelakkan ia menimbulkan kesan buruk hasil perdebatan itu.

"Bagaimanapun, saya mahu kaedah perdebatan itu dibuat secara terbuka...bagi membolehkan orang ramai mengetahui dengan jelas mengenai topik yang menjadi persoalan," katanya. - BERNAMA


Tidak timbul sedia debat dengan Mohd Nor

KOTA BHARU, 6 Feb: Pejabat Menteri Besar Kelantan menjelaskan, tidak timbul langsung soal Tuan Guru Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz sedia berdebat dengan Mohd Nor Idris sebagaimana yang dilaporkan oleh sebuah media di sini.

Ini kerana, apa yang Nik Aziz kata adalah beliau sedia berdialog atau berbincang dengan Majlis Faktwa Kebangsaan bukannya berdebat dengan Mohd Nor yang tidak mempunyai sebarang jawatan yang boleh menggubal dasar kerajaan.

Penjelasan ini dibuat oleh Setiausaha Akhbar MB, Ahmad Fadzil Shaari ekoran laporan muka depan Sinar edisi Kelantan yang memaparkan kesediaan Nik Aziz berdebat dengan Mohd Nor.

"Sukalah diperjelaskan bahawa tajuk dan laporan berita tersebut sama sekali tidak benar. Apa yang berlaku ialah YAB Tuan Guru ditanya berkenaan desakan Mohd Nor Deris agar Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan membincangkan kenyataan beliau yang di dakwa menjejaskan akidah.

"Menjawab pertanyaan tersebut, YAB Tuan Guru bersetuju agar kenyataannya dibincangkan oleh Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan. Persetujuan tersebut termasuklah mengadakan perbincangan antara beliau dengan Majlis Fatwa Kebangsaan.

"Tidak timbul isu berdebat dengan Mohd Nor Deris yang tidak mempunyai apa-apa jawatan di dalam kerajaan sebagai penggubal dasar. Secara logiknya, individu yang layak berdebat dengan Menteri Besar Kelantan yang juga al-Mursyidul Am PAS tentulah tokoh yang mempunyai jawatan berpengaruh di dalam kerajaan atau parti," kata Fadli dalam kenyataannya.

Akhbar Sinar Harian Edisi Kelantan 05 Februari 2011 lalu menyiarkan di muka depannya berita bertajuk "NIK AZIZ SETUJU DEBAT : Sahut Cabaran Ulama UMNO Isu Kenyataan Jejas Akidah."

Bagi Fadli, laporan di dalam akhbar Berita Harian yang merujuk kepada kenyataan yang sama lebih berkredibiliti dan menepati maksud sebenar YAB Tuan Guru.

"Justeru, laporan yang tidak tepat seperti yang tersiar di dalam akhbar SInar Harian Edisi Kelantan tersebut amatlah dikesali," katanya. -harakahdaily


Ulasan GB

Bila masa Mohd Noor Deris tu jadi Professor?

Media UMNO seperti Bernama ni asalkan boleh jer. Asalkan sesiapa saja asalkan orang UMNO, agaknya orang terencat akal pun akan dilambungnya tinggi-tinggi diletakkan pangkat professor.

Serupalah Ketua Pembangkang kat Selangor, Wak Satim Diman, tiba-tiba ada PhD. jadi Dr. Satim.

Kes menantu Rosmah yang bernama Fazley pun pakai PhD. Kantoi juga.



Analisa PRK Tenang: Masalah Kepimpinan PKR Beri Kesan Negatif Kepada Pakatan Rakyat

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 04:24 AM PST

PRK Tenang: Mengapa Pakatan gagal? Oleh Mazlan Mutallib

PETALING JAYA: Pilihanraya kecil kawasan DUN Tenang pada 30 Januari telah berakhir dengan kemenangan calon BN ke atas calon PAS, seperti yang telah dijangkakan oleh banyak pihak.

Ini adalah berasaskan hakikat bahawa kawasan tersebut memang telah sebegitu lama asyik memilih wakil dari Umno/BN ke DUN Johor dan juga terdapat tiga penempatan Felda yang merupakan kubu kuat Umno di dalam kawasan tersebut.

Bagaimanapun, memandangkan penurunan mendadak majoriti kemenangan BN pada pilihan raya umum ke-12 (PRU 12) pada Mac 2008, iaitu lebih kurang 2,500 undi daripada lebih 5,000 semasa pilihan raya 2004, maka Pakatan Rakyat (PR), yang diwakili oleh calon dari PAS, beranggapan bahawa terdapat peluang untuk membuat kejutan.

Ini pula berdasarkan faktor terdapatnya peratusan pengundi bukan Melayu yang tinggi iaitu 52%, berbanding pengundi Melayu sebanyak 48%. Walaupun kawasan tersebut secara tradisinya mempunyai ahli parlimen MCA dan mempunyai reputasi sebagai kubu MCA, PRU 12 telah melihat ramai pengundi Cina dan India memberi undi kepada calon PAS.

Peratusan pengundi Cina yang berbuat demikian adalah 64% manakala bagi pengundi India peratusan mengundi PAS adalah 50%.

Faktor tambahan yang menambahkan harapan PAS untuk menang adalah calon parti itu seorang anak tempatan yang pernah bekerja sebagai guru di kawasan tersebut dan sudah dikenali dan disenangi ramai.

Walau tidak menang sekalipun, adalah juga harapan PAS dan PR untuk sekurang-kurangnya terus menguncupkan lagi majoriti kemenangan BN dari 2,500 undi yang diraih semasa PRU 12.

Keputusan pilihan raya kecil Tenang setelah diumumkan secara rasmi amat mengecewakan bagi PAS.

Undi PAS telah mendadak turun dari 2,992 berbanding 3,875 yang didapati dalam PRU 12. Ini adalah penurunan 883 undi atau sebanyak 23% dari pilihan raya sebelumnya.

Peralihan sokongan besar-besaran pengundi Cina dari BN ke PAS telah tidak menjadi kenyataan.

Peralihan inilah yang diharap-harapkan sangat oleh PAS dan PR bagi menembus kubu BN tersebut. Peratusan pengundi Cina yang mengundi PAS adalah dianggar 64%, sama seperti yang berlaku semasa PRU 12.

Manakala bagi pengundi Melayu, peratusan yang memberi sokongan kepada BN naik sebanyak 4% kepada 83.3% berbanding PRU 12. Pengundi India juga naik peratusannya yang mengundi BN iaitu lebih 80% berbanding hanya 50% semasa PRU 12.

Penurunan sokongan kepada PAS secara drastik ini tidak diramal langsung sebelum pilihan raya kecil ini.

Kelemahan Pakatan

Satu-satunya kesimpulan yang mungkin boleh dibuat berdasarkan keputusan pilihan raya kecil Tenang ini ialah sokongan kepada pembangkang sebelum ini bukanlah bersifat tegar.

Berpunca dari ketidakpuasan hati dan marah yang amat sangat di kalangan para pengundi terhadap kerajaan BN yang diterajui oleh Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, 'tsunami' PRU 12 telah berlaku di mana ramai calon parti pembangkang telah meraih banyak undi dari orang yang sebelum itu tidak pernah mengundi parti pembangkang.

Ini juga telah terjadi di Tenang pada Mac 2008, walaupun calon pembangkang tidak menang.

Pada pilihan raya kecil Tenang kali ini, pengundi mungkin telah melihat dan sedar bahawa Pakatan Rakyat yang disertai oleh PAS adalah satu pakatan politik yang serba lemah dan kurang mantap.

Statistik kawasan peti undi menunjukkan 11 dari 12 kawasan peti undi telah dimenangi oleh BN berbanding hanya 9 dari 12 semasa PRU 12.

Pengundi yang dahulunya mengundi PAS memilih untuk tidak memberi sokongan kepada parti itu lagi.

Kelemahan yang terdapat di dalam PR dan kurang mantapnya pakatan itu sebagai satu gabungan politik pada dasarnya adalah berpunca dari kelemahan pimpinan di dalam PKR.

Pucuk pimpinan parti itulah yang yang sering disebut-sebut sebagai faktor penggandingan kesefahaman dan halatuju di antara parti-parti lain yakni PAS dan DAP yang menganggotai pakatan tersebut.

Pimpinan PKR yang lemah dan telah tidak menjalankan tanggungjawabnya untuk menangani permasalahan dan percanggahan yang telah timbul dan mungkin akan terus timbul di dalam permuafakatan politik itu memberi kesan negatif kepada PR.

Juga masalah dalaman PKR dan dalam negeri Selangor yang diperintahnya memberi gambaran negatif kepada umum.

Para pengundi mungkin telah melihat akan kelemahan ini dan di Tenang, PASlah yang telah menerima penangan dan tempiasnya.


Tiada formula penyelesaian

Sekiranya dilihat 'trend' di kalangan pengundi muda pula, penunjuk dari Tenang juga pasti tidak menggembirakan PAS dan PR.

Pengundi muda kerap dilaung-laungkan sebagai segmen pengundi yang lazimnya menerima dan menyokong mesej perubahan yang dibawa oleh PR.

Bagaimanapun, di Tenang, analisa saluran undi di kawasan-kawasan peti undi menunjukkan sokongan terhadap PR di kalangan pengundi muda telah jatuh mendadak dan bertambah pula untuk BN.

Ini adalah sesuatu yang PAS dan PR perlu beri perhatian serius oleh sebab perubahan selera pengundi muda ini adalah tidak dijangka dan mungkin diulangi di kawasan-kawasan dan negeri-negeri lain.

Majoriti kemenangan BN sebanyak 3,707 undi, 63% darinya telah didapati dari tiga kawasan Felda iaitu Felda Tenang, Felda Chempelak dan Felda Chempelak Barat yang rata-rata adalah kawasan pengundi Melayu.

Mengambilkira keseluruhan 83.3% undi Melayu yang diraih BN, satu-satunya kesimpulan yang boleh dibuat adalah pengundi Melayu tidak ada ataupun telah hilang kepercayaan dan keyakinan terhadap PR dan kepimpinannya yang diterajui oleh Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Mereka tidak menganggap PR sebagai satu alternatif yang mantap dan berupaya untuk memerintah negara oleh sebab kelemahan kepimpinannya dan ketiadaan kesungguhan di kalangan pemimpinnya untuk memantapkan pakatan itu untuk menjadi satu gabungan politik yang tulin dalam erti katanya yang sepenuhnya.

Satu gabungan politik yang benar sekurang-kurangnya akan mempunyai satu formula atau jalan penyelesaian yang boleh diterima sesama sendiri untuk menetapkan calon parti manakah yang wajar bertanding di sesuatu kawasan bagi memaksimumkan peluang untuk gabungan itu menang.

Sama-samalah kita saksikan sama ada di Merlimau, di mana pilihan raya kecil seterusnya akan diadakan, PAS dan PKR akan mencapai satu persetujuan calon siapakah yang wajar bertanding berdasarkan sebab-sebab yang rasional dan munasabah dan yang boleh mencerahkan harapan untuk Merlimau dirampas dari BN. -FMT


Esok Kerja, Hari Ini Lebuhraya PLUS Sesak

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 03:00 AM PST

Keadaan lalu lintas di Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan (PLUS) daripada arah Utara menghala Selatan dan arah Selatan ke Kuala Lumpur mengalami kesesakan teruk berikutan ribuan warga kota mula kembali ke ibu kota selepas cuti panjang Tahun Baru Cina.

Jurucakap Plusline Juhaimy Harun berkata keadaan trafik adalah perlahan di kawasan Plaza Tol Sungai Dua dan Plaza Tol Juru di Pulau Pinang, Plaza Tol Simpang Pulai hingga Plaza Tol Slim River di Perak.

"Manakala bagi aliran Selatan ke Kuala Lumpur, laluan yang dikesan mengalami kesesakan adalah di kawasan Plaza Tol Pedas Linggi hingga ke kawasan rehat dan rawat Seremban dan laluan Nilai ke Seremban," katanya kepada Bernama di sini.

Turut mengalami kesesakan ialah laluan dari Plaza Tol Machap, Melaka ke Plaza Tol Sedenak yang menghala ke Johor Baharu, katanya.

Beliau berkata kesesakan yang berlaku sejak pukul 10 pagi itu adalah disebabkan pengguna jalan raya keluar serentak dan keadaan tersebut dijangka berterusan sehingga malam.

Bagaimanapun, katanya polis dengan bantuan PLUSRONDA membuka laluan kecemasan di KM291 hingga KM294 kawasan Simpang Pulai-Gopeng bagi mengurangkan kesesakan. -- BERNAMA


Ditangkap Berkhalwat Sempena Cuti Tahun Baru Cina

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 02:37 AM PST

Batu Pahat – 12 pasangan dicekup khalwat oleh Pegawai Penguatkuasa Pejabat Kadi Daerah Batu Pahat dalam satu operasi yang dilakukan sempena Tahun Baru Cina, malam kelmarin.

Timbalan Ketua Penguatkuasa Agama Daerah Batu Pahat, Mohd Anuar Kosnin berkata, 12 pasangan ini berusia antara 20 sehingga 40 tahun termasuk lima lelaki warga Bangladesh yang dicekup bersama pasangannya warga Kemboja yang bukan beragama Islam.

"Daripada tangkapan yang dilakukan, sembilan pasangan akan didakwa di bawah Seksyen 27 (1) a b, Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah Johor, 1997 dan akan dikenakan denda RM3,000 atau dua tahun penjara atau kedua-duanya sekali jika didapati bersalah.

"Manakala tiga lagi pasangan akan didakwa di bawah Seksyen 29, Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah Johor, 1997 dan jika bersalah akan dikenakan denda RM1,000 atau penjara enam bulan atau kedua-duanya sekali," katanya kepada Sinar Harian.

Operasi itu juga melibatkan beberapa agensi lain seperti anggota Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) Batu Pahat, Cawangan Khas Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) Kluang, dan beberapa pegawai Pejabat Kadi Daerah Kulaijaya serta Pontian

Dalam operasi itu juga, seorang ditahan SPRM kerana cuba merasuah pegawai penguta kuasa bagi mengelakkan dirinya didakwa.

Menurut Anuar, tujuan utama operasi ini dilakukan ialah untuk membendung masalah pembuangan bayi yang semakin meruncing sekarang ini terutamanya yang melibatkan golongan remaja.

"Bagi operasi pencegahan ini, tumpuan dilakukan di kawasan terutamanya hotel-hotel dan taman rekreasi yang berkeadaan gelap.

"Jika orang ramai mempunyai maklumat berkaitan kegiatan maksiat ini, mereka boleh menghubungi terus talian Hotline Pejabat Kadi Daerah Batu Pahat di nombor 07-4341141," katanya. -SH


Isu Tanah Melayu: Rakan Sekutu BN Tuduh Mahathir Pecah-belahkan Rakyat

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 01:00 AM PST

Isu 'Tanah Melayu' Mahathir tak produktif, tegas MCA dan Gerakan

Pemimpin-pemimpin parti bukan Melayu dalam Barisan Nasional menyifatkan kenyataan terbaru Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yang menggesa kaum-kaum lain menerima kedaulatan orang Melayu sebagai tindakan tidak produktif yang hanya akan memecahbelahkan rakyat negara ini.

Naib presiden MCA Senator Gan Ping Seiu berkata, bekas perdana menteri itu seharusnya menggunakan stats negarawan yang beliau miliki untuk menyatukan negara ini, bukannya bertindak sebaliknya.

"Sebagai seorang negarawan, rakyat mengharapkan Tun bertindak sebagai seorang bapa dan kenyataan-kenyataan beliau seharusnya bersifat membawa penyatuan dan konstruktif.

"Sebarang kenyataan bersifat selektif dan tidak berproduktif hanya akan memecahbelahkan rakyat," kata timbalan menteri belia dan sukan ini.

Semalam, pemimpin-pemimpin Pakatan Rakyat menggesa Datuk Seri Najib Razak agar turut respons kepada kenyataan terbaru Dr Mahathir yang mendakwa Malaysia hanya milik orang Melayu dan kaum-kaum lain perlu menghormati kedaulatan orang Melayu negara ini.

Pada satu wacana anjuran Majlis Bekas Wakil Rakyat Malaysia (Mubarak) Wilayah Persekutuan Selasa lalu, Dr Mahathir berkata, rakyat Malaysia mesti mengakui negara ini adalah milik orang Melayu dan oleh itu, mereka mesti menerima budaya dan bahasa masyarakat itu.

Bekas perdana menteri berkata, nenek moyang negara ini memberikan orang Cina dan India taraf kewarganegaraan sebab mereka mengharapkan kedua-dua komuniti itu akan menghormati kedaulatan orang Melayu.

Selain itu, Dr Mahathir juga menekankan, bukan Melayu mesti menerima konsep Bangsa Malaysia untuk membantu memperkukuhkan perpaduan nasional.

Beliau yang menyandang jawatan perdana menteri selama 22 tahun berkata, masyarakat Cina dan India mesti mengutamakan kepentingan negara berbanding soal kaum dan identiti mereka sebagai rakyat Malaysia.

Sehubungan itu Dr Mahathir menambah, jika orang Cina dan India terus melihat diri mereka berdasarkan negara asal mereka, maka ia bermakna mereka adalah imigiran ke negara ini.

Bagaimanapun Gan berkata istilah itu hanya satu rujukan geografi dan tidak harus dilihat di luar konteks.

"Tanah Melayu adalah nama geografi bagi Semenanjung dalam konteks sejarah.

"Tiada sebab untuk berhujah sebaliknya, sama seperti soal kemerdekaan negara ini yang diperjuangkan oleh pemimpin semua etnik," katanya kepada The Malaysian Insider.

Malah pada wacana itu, Dr Mahathir berkata gagasan 1 Malaysia dan Wawasan 2020 berbeza kerana beliau mahu mewujudkan satu identiti nasional yang bersifat inklusif.

"Apabila kita cakap mengenai 1 Malaysia, orang ramai bercakap mengenai kesaksamaan bagi semua kaum. Bagi Melayu ia bermakna menghapuskan sekolah-sekolah vernakular.

"Bagi orang Cina dan India pula, 1 Malaysia bermakna menghapuskan hak orang Melayu," kata beliau.

"Sejarah tidak boleh ditulis semula," kata Gan sambil menambah, tindakan mentafsir sejarah demi kesesuaian mengikut sikap dan prejudis seseorang adalah sama dengan perbuatan menghina nilai intelek.

"Begitu juga konsep 1 Malaysia mesti dibaca mengikut intrumen Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

"Aspek inklusif dan sikap hormati-menghormati satu sama lain dalam konsep 1 Malaysia adalah semangat utama dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan," katanya lagi.

"Tiada satu pun negara di dunia ini yang sama (sifatnya), terdapat juga negara yang menggunakan lebih satu bahasa sebagai bahasa rasmi. Hujah-hujah sedemikian tidak akan membawa kita ke mana-mana pun," kata Gan lagi.

Oleh itu katanya, rakyat pelbagai kaum harus mempertahan dan menghargai order sosial yang digariskan oleh nenek moyang untuk membina negara ini.

"Kerakyatan kita ialah Malaysia dan rakyat Malaysia yang saya bertemu mencintai Malaysia, tetapi apabila seorang rakyat asing bertanya saya sama ada saya seorang Cina, saya akan kata ya, sebagai seorang etnik Cina, sama seperti juga seorang Melayu bertanya sama ada dia itu seorang Jawa, keturunan Sumatera atau Bugis, ia tidak sama sekali akan mengurangkan status sebagai rakyat Malaysia," kata beliau.

Dalam pada itu, timbalan presiden Gerakan Datuk Chang Ko Youn juga menggambarkan sentimen yang sama dengan menegaskan hujah Dr Mahathir sebagai tindakan membuang masa.

"Tidak perlu berhujah mengenai perkara ini. Ini buang masa, kita harus melihat pada masa depan dan memfokus pada proses membina negara.

"Tidak seorang pun wajar menjustifikasikan apa yang berlaku sekarang dengan merujuk kepada sejarah," kata Chang.

"Sudah tentu kita perlu belajar sejarah, tetapi tenaga kita harus memfokus pada masa depan," katanya.

Oleh itu kata beliau, kenyataan bekas presiden Umno itu hanya akan memecahbelahkan lagi rakyat negara ini.

Chang juga berkata, tindakan Dr Mahathir membandingkan masyarakat Cina negara ini dengan Filipina dan Thailand juga tidak adil.

"Setiap negara adalah unik, ia bukan perbandingan yang adil. Saya tidak bersetuju dengan cara beliau membuat perbandingan dengan negara-negara lain," kata Chang. -TMI


Tan Keng Liang: Which is worse - to be biadap or protest against corruption

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 01:25 AM PST

PAS, PKR 'biadap' for demonstrating on CNY
Kedah Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang blasted opposition political parties PAS and PKR today for demonstrating on the second day of Chinese New Year.


Events unfolding in Egypt show that people want change.


People all over the world - regardless of race, creed, color, nationality, political standings or personal background - want change and freedom from oppression.


After all, Dr M says Arabs want change, warns against corruption.


To be 'biadap' for a good cause is a good thing - in this case, to protest against corruption!


Mahu Kembali Ke Mesir Kejar Impian Jadi Doktor

Posted: 06 Feb 2011 12:55 AM PST

Sepang: "Saya tetap akan pulang ke Mesir untuk menyambung pelajaran. Kejadian ini tidak akan mematahkan semangat saya untuk bergelar doktor," kata pelajar perubatan Universiti Alexandria, Aryaa Eeleena Kamarul Lizham, 19.

Gambar: BERSYUKUR... Alyaa Eleena dicium kedua-dua adik selepas selamat tiba di KLIA, semalam.

Anak kedua daripada empat beradik itu berkata, dia tidak terlalu risau dengan keadaan itu kerana senario berkenaan biasa berlaku di sekitar kediamannya.

"Hidup di Mesir memang mencabar, kita hanya perlu berhati-hati, saya selalu melihat kejadian gaduh guna parang, baling botol dan pijak kepala hingga berdarah.

"Namun itu perkara biasa di Mesir, sebab itu saya tak serik untuk meneruskan pengajian di sana," katanya ketika ditemui sejurus tiba di Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur (KLIA), di sini, semalam.

Aryaa Eeleena tiba di tanah air bersama rakan sekelasnya, Siti Najwa Khamsul, 19 kira-kira jam 2 petang menerusi penerbangan Etihad Airways. -hm


Pit Stop @ Section 17, PJ: Birthday celebration free ice cream cheesecake

Posted: 05 Feb 2011 11:49 PM PST

The 'FREE ICE CREAM CHEESE CAKE' promotion is still on.
Nevertheless, call first to avoid any disappointed. ;)

Eight of us adults ordered 10 dinner sets that entitled us to have a FREE 600g ice cream cheese cake.
Recommended menu item: Hawaiian Spaghetti Set.


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A Challenging Quiz

Posted: 05 Feb 2011 11:43 PM PST

There are only nine questions. This is a quiz for people who know everything!
I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not trick questions. They are straight questions with straight answers. Thanks to Angela who sent me this quiz.



1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?

4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words. Name two of them..

7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.
Can you name at least half of them?

8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.

9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'













Answers To Quiz:

1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing.

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara Falls .
(The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.)

3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb.

4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry.

5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle.
The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.

6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle...

7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce.

9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S': Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

-Author Unknown-


WASPADA RANCANGAN LICIK AMERIKA

Posted: 05 Feb 2011 08:45 PM PST


CHINA KEDAH BERMUKA TIKUS !!!

Posted: 05 Feb 2011 09:39 PM PST


Harta Mubarak US$70 Billion - Hasil Rompakan Harta Milik Rakyat Mesir

Posted: 05 Feb 2011 11:31 PM PST

Kaherah - Lebih kaya daripada pengasas bersama Microsoft, bilionair Bill Gates, malah manusia terkaya di dunia, Carlos Slim Helu pun tidak setanding dengannya.

Gambar: Gamal Mubarak (kiri) dan ayahnya, Hosni Mubarak (kanan)

Ketika Mesir terus dilanda konflik politik, Presiden negara itu, Hosni Mubarak dan keluarganya dilapor memiliki anggaran kekayaan mencecah AS$70 bilion (RM213 bilion) sepanjang tiga dekad era pemerintahannya.

Jumlah harta Presiden Mesir itu melebihi kekayaan Gates dari Amerika Syarikat (AS) dan Slim Helu dari Mexico, yang masing-masing memiliki aset AS$53 bilion (RM161 bilion) dan AS$54 bilion (RM163 bilion) pada tahun 2010, menurut senarai majalah Forbes.

Anggaran kekayaan Hosni juga hampir setanding dengan Keluaran Dalam Negara Kasar Guatemala, negara rantau Amerika Tengah yang bersempadan dengan Mexico.

Mengulas mengenai perkara tersebut, beberapa pakar kewangan Asia Barat berkata, sebahagian besar kekayaan Hosni, 82, disimpan di bank-bank Britain dan Switzerland.

Sebahagian lagi kata mereka, telah dilaburkan dalam sektor hartanah di London, New York, Los Angeles serta kawasan peranginan pesisir Laut Merah termasuk hotel-hotel di Sharm El Sheikh.

KEDIAMAN mewah enam tingkat berharga AS$13.6 juta (RM41.6 juta) milik anak Hosni, Gamal Mubarak di barat London.

Rangkaian berita ABC menyatakan, kebanyakan harta Hosni diperoleh menerusi kontrak usaha sama ketenteraan, yang bermula semasa beliau berkhidmat sebagai seorang pegawai Tentera Udara Mesir.

Semasa beliau memerintah Mesir, Hosni terus memperoleh pendapatan besar dipercayai melalui amalan rasuah dan penyelewengan wang rakyat di samping keuntungan pelaburan yang mencecah ratusan juta dolar.

Namun, kebanyakan harta itu didepositkan ke dalam beberapa akaun bank asing termasuk bank UBS dan Bank of Scotland atau dilabur dalam dalam sektor pembinaan seperti hotel.

Menurut laporan sebuah akhbar berbahasa Arab, Al Khabar pada tahun lalu, Hosni memiliki hartanah di Manhattan, New York dan di Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, AS.

Dua anak lelaki presiden berkenaan, Gamal dan Alaa, bertaraf bilionair dengan anggaran kekayaan kedua-duanya melebihi AS$25 juta (RM76 bilion).

Gamal turut memiliki dua kapal pesiaran mewah berharga sekitar AS$81 juta (RM248 juta).

Seorang profesor sains politik Universiti Princeton, AS, Amaney Jamal berkata, anggaran kekayaan Hosni adalah munasabah kerana rata-rata pemimpin rantau Teluk memiliki kekayaan mencecah AS$40 (RM122 bilion) atau lebih besar.

"Usaha sama perniagaan semasa beliau (Hosni) berkhidmat dalam tentera dan pentadbiran negara melonjakkan kekayaan peribadinya," kata profesor berkenaan.

Seorang lagi pakar politik Asia Barat, Christopher Davidson dari Universiti Durham, Britain, memberitahu, Hosni dan isterinya, Suzanne mengumpul harta menerusi usaha sama dengan para pelabur dan firma asing sejak beliau memegang jawatan tinggi dalam tentera Mesir.

Menurutnya, kebanyakan negara Teluk mewajibkan warga tempatan memiliki sehingga 51 peratus kepentingan dalam sesuatu projek usaha sama. - Agensi

Ulasan GB

Kita perlu tahu dan siasat juga harta sebenar PM dan TPM Malaysia!


Chinese new year cookies and snacks

Posted: 05 Feb 2011 10:09 PM PST

The best pineapple tarts I've had this year has to be my cousin, tua moi's in Kuching. Her mini tarts, both pastry and pineapple filling simply melts in the mouth. Never tasted anything quite like it. And she gave me a whole jar to take home. Yum!

My sister, Ping on the other hand baked the best crushed almond cookies. It crumbles entirely and then the taste of the almonds permeates. Best of all, there is hardly any flour for those who are watching their simple carbohydrates. The almonds provides the much needed magnesium, especially during the chinese new year heavy meals. For once, I did not suffer any constipation despite the over eating which I attribute entirely to the almond cookies. Certainly more effective and more tasty compared to the prune juice which I had to resort to.

This year I was also made aware of this lovely chips called ngaku chips made from arrowhead. It looks like big white onion bulbs. The texture is light and the art in the eating is all in the aftertaste. This is another snack that does not contain flour.

And I couldn't stop dipping my hand into the tupperware of barbecued bacon meats. I think my brother bought it from Wing Heong in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur.


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