- I am going to listen to my heart.
- Cascada – What Hurts The Most
- Cascada – I Need A Miracle
- Klinik Khidmat Rakyat di Dataran Glomac
- OFFICIAL: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD
- Pelajar UITM Dungun Murtad kembali Kepada Islam
- Aviation Humor
- UMNO Dilanda Perpecahan Hebat, Rafidah Turut Tolak 1Melayu
- Obituary - Beng
- Bao Sheng's durian season 2011
- Osama bin Laden: it took years to find him but just minutes to kill him
- Curtains And A Bad Hair Day!
- India: Killing of OBL in mansion near Islamabad proves that "terrorists belonging to different organisations find sanctuary in Pakistan"
- Osama: Jika Saya Mati, Misi Saya Tetap Hidup
- Deport Taib’s bomohs, Home Ministry urged
- Methodist Pilley Institute Awards Presentation
- 5 Pasangan Dicekup Buat Maksiat Di Cuti Hari Pekerja
- MCA not the only party that can represent Chinese: PAS is better than MCA!
- Joy erupts on US streets with killing of bin Laden: Don't be too happy yet! 8|
- MCA Lagi Teruk Daripada DAP - Nizar
Posted: 02 May 2011 11:27 AM PDT
I am going to listen to my heart.
lyrics from KazuoXKiriyama (Link)
I know there's something in the wake of your smile.
Listen to your heart
Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile.
Listen to your heart
And there are voices
Listen to your heart
Listen to your heart, mm-mmmmmm
I don't know where you're going
Filed under: Heartfelt, Popeyes: The Sailorman
Posted: 02 May 2011 11:10 AM PDT
lyrics from lyricsmania below.
What hurts the most
And never knowing
It's hard to deal with the pain of losing you everywhere I go
What hurts the most
And never knowing
I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while
What hurts the most
And never knowing
What hurts the most
And never knowing
Filed under: Entertainment, Heartfelt
Posted: 02 May 2011 11:05 AM PDT
I need a miracle
I need a miracle
Day and night
I need a miracle
I need a miracle
lyrics from lyrics mania.
Filed under: Entertainment, Heartfelt
Posted: 02 May 2011 09:36 AM PDT
Posted: 02 May 2011 08:50 AM PDT
GO TO http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8487340/Osama-bin-Laden-dead.html FOR THE BREAKING NEWS.
Posted: 02 May 2011 09:15 AM PDT
Penuntut murtad kembali Islam
Seorang pelajar Diploma Seni Kulinari Universiti Teknologi Mara cawangan Dungun, Terengganu yang sebelum ini mengaku menukar agama kepada Kristian, hari ini memberitahu Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah di sini, bahawa dia sudah insaf dan kini kembali memeluk Islam.
Berikutan pengakuan itu, Hakim Syarie Abu Bakar Abdullah Kutty memerintahkan Mohamad Fariz Ilham Mohd Zulkifli, 19, dari Pengkalan Chepa, bersembahyang jemaah di tempat pengajiannya serta melaporkan kehadiran kepada Imam masjid itu selama enam bulan, berkuatkuasa hari ini.
Mohd Fariz Ilham juga diarah melaporkan diri di Pejabat Agama Dungun setiap minggu, manakala pasport antarabangsanya diserahkan kepada mahkamah.
Abu Bakar turut membatalkan perintah menempatkan Mohd Fariz Ilham di Pusat Bimbingan Akidah Kuala Kubu Baharu di Selangor selepas berpuas hati dia mampu membaca al-Fatihah dengan baik, selain mengucap dua kalimah syahadah dan beristighfar.
Pada 24 April lalu, Mohamad Fariz dirujuk oleh keluarganya ke Jabatan Hal Ehwal Agama Islam Kelantan selepas mengaku keluar dari Islam dan memeluk agama Kristian.
Mahkamah Tinggi Syariah kemudian mengarahkan dia ditahan reman selama seminggu selepas menerima permohonan bagi mendapatkan perintah tegahan percubaan keluar dari Islam.
Permohonan itu menyebut Mohamad Fariz, yang menggunakan nama samaran Tyrone, mula berjinak-jinak dan menghadiri upacara gereja sejak 3 Dis 2010 serta mengaku berhasrat menukar agama di luar negara. - Bernama
Posted: 02 May 2011 08:34 AM PDT
"This is Captain Sinclair speaking. On behalf of my crew I'd like to welcome you aboard XYZ Airways flight 602 from New York to London. We are currently flying at a height of 35,000 feet midway across the Atlantic.
"If you look out of the windows on the starboard side of the aircraft, you will observe that both the starboard engines are on fire.
"If you look out of the windows on the port side, you will observe that the port wing has fallen off.
"If you look down towards the Atlantic ocean, you will see a little yellow life raft with three people in it waving at you.
"That's me your captain, the co-pilot, and one of the air stewardesses. This is a recorded message. Have a good flight!"
In the early 1930's, a farmer and his wife went to a fair. The farmer was fascinated by the airplanes and asked a pilot how much a ride would cost.
"$10 for 3 minutes," replied the pilot. "That's too much," said the farmer.
The pilot thought for a second and then said, "I'll make you a deal. If you and your wife ride for 3 minutes without uttering a sound, the ride will be free. But if you make a sound, you'll have to pay $10."
The farmer and his wife agreed and went for a wild ride. After they landed, the pilot said to the farmer, "I want to congratulate you for not making a sound. You are a brave man."
"Maybe so," said the farmer, "But I gotta tell ya, I almost screamed when my wife fell out."
A programmer and an engineer are sitting next to each other on a long flight from Los Angeles to New York.
The programmer leans over to the engineer and asks if he would like to play a fun game.
The engineer just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The programmer persists and explains that the game is real easy and is a lot of fun. He explains "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5. Then you ask me a question, and if I don't know the answer, I'll pay you $5."
Again, the engineer politely declines and tries to get to sleep.
The programmer, now somewhat agitated, says, "OK, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don't know the answer, I'll pay you $100!"
This catches the engineer's attention, and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays, so he agrees to the game.
The programmer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?" The engineer doesn't say a word, but reaches into his wallet, pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the programmer.
Now, it's the engineer's turn. He asks the programmer "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down on four?"
The programmer looks up at him with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references. He taps into the Airphone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends e-mail to his co-workers--all to no avail.
After about an hour, he wakes the Engineer and hands him $100. The engineer politely takes the $100 and turns away to try to get back to sleep. The programmer, more than a little miffed, shakes the engineer and asks "Well, so what's the answer?" Without a word, the engineer reaches into his wallet, hands the programmer $5, and turns away to get back to sleep.
Have a nice day!!
Posted: 02 May 2011 08:51 AM PDT
1Melayu jejaskan 1Malaysia, kata Rafidah Aziz
Gerakan idea "1Melayu, 1Bumi" boleh jejas gagasan 1Malaysia yang diperkenalkan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, kata Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.
Anggota Majlis Tertinggi Umno itu berharap orang Melayu tidak terikut-ikut dengan idea tersebut kerana ia boleh menggugat perpaduan yang semakin kukuh di negara ini.
Beliau berkata 1Malaysia adalah satu gagasan yang cukup jelas dan tidak menjejaskan kepentingan mana-mana kaum di negara ini.
"Ia bukan sekadar satu slogan, tapi realiti yang perlu dicapai bagi memastikan perpaduan dan kestabilan dalam negara dapat diwujudkan," katanya kepada pemberita selepas merasmikan persidangan perwakilan Pergerakan Wanita Umno Bahagian Cheras, Kuala Lumpur hari ini.
Rafidah diminta mengulas saranan bahawa Umno perlu melancarkan gelombang perpaduan bangsa "1Melayu, 1Bumi".
Bekas Ketua Pergerakan Wanita Umno itu berkata 1Malaysia yang membawa gelaran "Melayu Malaysia", "Cina Malaysia" dan "India Malaysia" perlu diteruskan.
Turut hadir pada persidangan itu ialah Ketua Umno Bahagian Cheras Datuk Wira Syed Ali Al Habshee dan Ketua Pergerakan Wanita Umno Bahagian Cheras Datuk Faridah Abu Hassan.
Dalam pada itu, Rafidah berkata Wanita Umno perlu mempersiapkan jentera parti bagi menghadapi Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU) ke-13 dengan bertemu pengundi secara bersemuka di kawasan masing-masing agar maklumat mengenai pelan strategi kerajaan dapat disampaikan dengan tepat.
"Kita perlu kekalkan kerajaan sekarang supaya pembangunan ekonomi dan sosial negara dapat diteruskan, jumpa pengundi paling minimum tiga kali sebelum PRU supaya pengundi lebih jelas dan tidak mudah mendengar fitnah pembangkang," katanya.
Beliau berkata walaupun strategi bertemu pengundi secara bersemuka agak ketinggalan, namun sejak dilaksanakan, ia membawa kejayaan kepada parti, oleh itu, strategi tersebut perlu diteruskan.--Bernama
Ahli-ahli UMNO khususnya kini telah terperangkap di antara dua: mahu sokong 1Melayu atau tidak.
Utusan Malaysia, PERKASA, Muhyiddin Yassin, para blogger pencacai UMNO mendokong gagasan berkenaan, manaka Mahathir, Najib dan Rafidah menolaknya. Malah TDM kata ia bakal bawa malapetaka kepada negara.
Hebat perpecahan UMNO kali ini.
Apakah ini bakal merupakan "perpecahan terakhir" untuk membawa UMNO terus ke jurang kehancuran? Sama-sama kita tunggu.
Posted: 02 May 2011 07:26 AM PDT
My dear readers,
With much sadness, I regret to inform you all that one of my blog readers and friend, Beng, passed away yesterday. The funeral will be held at the Mount Erskine Funeral parlor on May 3rd, Tuesday @ 12 noon. May he rest in peace always. If you are in Penang and can make it, do attend the funeral or pay your respects. If you cannot be there, do say a prayer for him.
I have written three posts about Beng:
September 30th 2010 Beyond Words and Understanding Is...
February 13th 2011 Specially for Beng
Febraury 14th 2011 Update About Beng
I am deeply saddened but in a way happy that he has gone to a better place. I know he was suffering in pain towards the end of his days but he soldiered on bravely, emailing me whenever he had the strength to do so.
To be honest, I have never met Beng. I wanted to meet up with him just to say 'hi' but he remained elusive. In many ways, he touched my heart with his courage, humor and strength even when facing death. I doubt I can be as brave or as strong as he was. I know I would feel even worse if I had met him before. As it is, I am very very sad by his passing, most regretful that I never had a chance to shake his hand to say, "Hi Beng...I am Paula...pleased to meet you." And now, I will have to wait until we can meet in the sweet bye and bye.
I just want to thank all readers including Angela (who has been a pillar of strength to Beng), Stanley Goh, Ahoo, Linda, Edward, Javine, SK Tio, Mr Krishnan, Encik Ismail and all who reached out to Beng to share words of encouragement and support to him. Thanks to Jun Chong for letting me know about Beng's demise and funeral arrangements. She told me that to the very last, Beng remained cheerful, wanting to have a last drink with his mates.
Frankly, death is a very painful word to me. Yet, as I grow older and approach the end of the tunnel, I have learnt to be thankful for small mercies and little gifts from heaven above in the form of beautiful friendships.
Beng will always remain in my heart as well as the rest of you who have in one way or another, left footprints in my heart.
Take care, dear reader. Cherish life and treasure the moments.
Posted: 01 May 2011 08:07 PM PDT
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Posted: 02 May 2011 06:32 AM PDT
Contrary to speculation that Osama bin Laden was in a remote tribal area, he was instead found in an affluent suburb of Islamabad. Ewen MacAskill in Washington Monday 2 May 2011 06.55 BST. The trail that led the CIA to Osama bin Laden began with his most trusted courier. It had taken the CIA years to discover first his name and then the home where he was hiding the al-Qaida leader. But it took only 40 minutes on Sunday for US special forces to kill both the courier and Bin Laden.
Contrary to repeated speculation over the past decade that Bin Laden was living in one of the remote tribal areas of Pakistan or even across the border in Afghanistan, the al-Qaida leader was found in an affluent suburb of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. Senior US administration officials, briefing journalists in a late-night teleconference, said that after 9/11 the CIA chased various leads about Bin Laden's inner circle, in particular his couriers. One of these couriers came in for special attention, mentioned by detainees at Guantánamo Bay by his nom de guerre. He was said to be a protege of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the 9/11 mastermind, and one of the few couriers Bin Laden trusted.
Officials said they were initially unable to identify him but finally did so four years ago. They did not disclose his name to reporters on Sunday. Two years ago, the CIA found the rough location where the courier and his brother lived in Pakistan, and on August last year they narrowed it down to a compound in Abbottabad, an affluent area about 35 miles north of Islamabad that had been founded as a British garrison town in the 1840s and named after its first deputy commissioner, Major James Abbott.
They realised immediately this was no normal residence. The walls of the 3,000 sq ft compound were 12-18ft high, topped with barbed wire. There were two security gates, and access to the compound was severely restricted. The main part of the residence was three storeys high but had few windows, and a third-floor terrace was shielded by a privacy wall. Built around five years ago, it was valued at about $1m but had no phone or internet connection.
The two brothers had no known source of income, adding to CIA suspicions. The CIA learned too that there was a family living with them, and that the composition of this family matched Bin Laden's. Local suspicions were understood to have been aroused by the fact that the residents of the compound burned their rubbish rather than putting it out for collection. Salman Riaz, a film actor, said that five months ago he and a crew tried to do some filming next to the house, but were told to stop by two men who came out. "They told me that this is haram (forbidden) in Islam," he said. He did not know that he had stumbled across a bespoke terrorist hideaway "custom-built to hide someone of significance", according to a US official.
By September, the CIA had determined there was a "strong possibility" that the hideout was Bin Laden's, and by February, they were confident they had the right location. In March Barack Obama began chairing a series of five national security meetings. At the last of these, on Friday 29 April, while the world's attention was on the royal wedding taking place in London, he gave the order to mount an operation. At that meeting, at 8.20am in the diplomatic room at the White House, Obama met his national security adviser Thomas Donilon, counter-terrorism adviser John O Brennan, and other senior national security aides to go through the detailed plan to attack the compound and sign the formal orders authorising it, the New York Times reported.
"We shared our intelligence on this compound with no other country, including Pakistan," a senior administration official told the paper. Only a tiny handful of people within the administration were aware of the operation. Obama spent part of Sunday on the golf course, the Associated Press reported, but cut short his round to return to the White House for a meeting where he and top national security aides reviewed final preparations for the raid.
At around 1.15am local time on Monday, Abbottabad residents became aware that something was happening. "Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1am (is a rare event)," tweeted one local, Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual); following that some minutes later by: "A huge window shaking bang here in Abbottabad Cantt. I hope its not the start of something nasty :-S" In fact there were four US military helicopters, carrying elite troops from Navy Seal Team Six, a top counter-terrorism unit, US officials told the Associated Press, under the direct command of the CIA director, Leon Panetta, whose analysts monitored the compound from his conference room, which was transformed into a command centre.
One Pakistani official said the helicopters had taken off from the Ghazi airbase in the north-west of the country. Fighters on the roof opened fire on the choppers with rocket-propelled grenades as they came close to the building, according witnesses and Pakistani sources, and one of the helicopters crashed due to mechanical problems. Witnesses reported hearing two small blasts followed by a huge explosion. "I heard a thundering sound, followed by heavy firing. Then firing suddenly stopped," said a local resident, Mohammad Haroon Rasheed. "Then more thundering, then a big blast," he said. "In the morning when we went out to see what happened, some helicopter wreckage was lying in an open field."
The details of the operation, including the number of US military personnel involved, remain unclear. Senior administration officials will only say that Bin Laden "resisted" during a gun battle. He died from a bullet to the head, they said. Bin Laden was identified by facial recognition, one official said, declining to say whether DNA analysis had also been used.
The al-Qaida courier, his brother and one of Bin Laden's sons, whom officials did not name, were also killed. One of Bin Laden's sons, Hamza, is a senior member of al-Qaida. The officials said one woman died when she was used as a shield by a male combatant, and two other women were injured. Other unidentified males were taken from the scene, a Pakistani official told the Associated Press, while four children and two women were arrested and left in an ambulance, the official said.
The operation took 40 minutes in total, after which flames were visible on the roof of the building. Before withdrawing, US forces blew up the helicopter wreckage. "The aircraft was destroyed by the crew, and the assault force and crew members boarded the remaining aircraft to exit the compound," a senior administration source told the New York Times. "All non-combatants were moved safely away from the compound before the detonation."
Bin Laden's body was loaded on to one of the helicopters and taken from the scene. US officials later confirmed he had been buried at sea, mindful of the Islamic imperative for a speedy burial. The location was not revealed. "We don't want a bunch of people going to the shrine forever," an official told the Washington Post. It was mid-afternoon at CIA headquarters when Panetta and his team received word that Bin Laden was dead, the Associated Press reported, after which cheers and applause broke out across the conference room.
Informed immediately of the developments, Obama spoke on Sunday night to former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton. Keith Urbahn, the former chief of staff to Bush's defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, gave the first public indication of the news, tweeting at 10.25pm EST Sunday evening (3.25am BST Monday morning): "So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn." Guardian
Posted: 02 May 2011 06:29 AM PDT
Running is really becoming an expensive hobby! Only an hour or so ago, wifey and me went out to Subang Parade to look for some reasonably priced sliding door curtains and ended up RM500 plus poorer from buying running gear instead of the curtains.
I really couldn't resist it cos the stuff we bought all came in my favourite green color, which wifey likes to a certain extent too. There really should be a law about displaying items in green especially to gullible people like me ... LOL! I simply cannot resist anything that comes in the color green.
I ended up buying this pair of Salomon ... urrrmmm ... I don't know what you call it ... a cross between a slipper and a shoe and two pairs of Adidas running shorts, one for me and the other for wifey and an Adidas inner wear for her and now I'm poorer by 500 bucks.
Geez and all we wanted to get were cheap curtains! Looks like I'm going to have to have to look for some cheap mothers day gifts online now since I'm all that much poorer.
Anyway, before I go and admire my shorts some more (LOL!) I leave you with a picture of Pebbles with a really bad hair day. She looks like she belongs in some hippie era ... LOL!
Posted: 02 May 2011 06:03 AM PDT
The killing of Osama bin Laden near Islamabad is proof that "terrorists belonging to different organisations find sanctuary in Pakistan", Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram says.
Posted: 02 May 2011 06:58 AM PDT
Pada tahun 2004, Osama bin Laden telah menawarkan gencatan senjata kepada negara-negara Eropah agar tidak menyerang umat Islam.
Dia pun menyatakan bahawa Amerika Syarikat (AS) boleh terhindar dari serangan 11 September jika mereka menghentikan tindakannya untuk mengancam keamanan umat Muslim.
Namun, setelah sekian lama berdiam diri, Osama kembali muncul pada 2006. Kali ini pesanannya lebih cenderung ke politik.
Pada Januari 2006, dia memberikan komentar kepada rakyat Amerika, dia memberi komen jejak pendapat yang menyatakan bahawa rakyat Amerika menginginkan penarikan pasukan dari Irak. Dia pun menyarankan para warga Amerika sebuah buku berjudul "Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower" yang menawarkan jalan perdamaian.
Dalam kurun waktu beberapa tahun ini, setelah serangan 11 September, pencarian terhadap Osama semakin mendekati titik terang.
Setelah ditangkapnya Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, yang dikatakan menjadi otak serangan 11 September, pada Mac 2003, para pejabat di Islamabad dan Washington selalu memberikan pernyataan adanya khabar angin tertangkapnya Osama bin Laden.
Pasukan AS pun diterjunkan di wilayah perbatasan untuk mencari Osama, para mantan anggota Taliban mengatakan bahawa Osama selama ini selalu berpindah-pindah, dia selalu melakukan perjalanan di wilayah pegunungan dengan sekelompok kecil rombongan pasukan keamanannya.
Osama selalu berjanji berulangkali bahawa dia bersedia mati dalam perjuangannya untuk mengusir Israel dari tanah Jerusalem dan Amerika dari tanah Arab Saudi dan Irak.
"Amerika tidak akan dapat menangkap saya hidup-hidup," demikian pernyataan Osama pada saat wawancara dengan wartawan Pakistan sesaat setelah ipencerobohan AS dimulai di Afghanistan, seperti disiarkan oleh Associated Press.
"Saya mungkin dapat dimusnahkan, namun misi saya tidak akan pernah berhenti," demikian pesanan Osama. -okezone
Posted: 02 May 2011 05:38 AM PDT
Posted: 02 May 2011 05:33 AM PDT
MPI awarded the deserving students on April 27 in a ceremony. According to the principal Judy Wong, the award recipients did well in their respective examinations.
MPI is a locally well known higher institution of learning. It has outstanding track record of achievements. A big thumb up to Judy and her teaching staff.
Allen again made his way up to the stage to receive his award. Keep it up!
Photos: Terrence Tan of MPI
Posted: 02 May 2011 05:01 AM PDT
Batu Pahat – Lima pasangan ditangkap berkhalwat oleh Pegawai Penguatkuasa Pejabat Kadi Daerah Batu Pahat dalam operasi khas sempena cuti Hari Pekerja yang dilakukan empat pegawainya, kelmarin.
Timbalan Ketua Penguatkuasa Agama Daerah Batu Pahat, Mohd Anuar Kosnin berkata, dalam serbuan yang dilakukan turut tertangkap ialah seorang warga Indonesia bersama pasangannya warga tempatan yang sudah beristeri dan mempunyai empat anak.
Menurutnya, serbuan dilakukan di sekitar pusat bandar Batu Pahat yang disyaki menjadi sarang maksiat terutamanya golongan yang berumur 20-an dan sasaran utamanya ialah tiga hotel yang menjadi kegemaran kerana harga tidak terlalu tinggi.
"Daripada tangkapan yang telah dilakukan, kesemua pasangan terbabit akan didakwa di bawah Seksyen 27 (1) a b, Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah Johor 1997.
"Jika sabit kesalahan, mereka yang ditahan dalam operasi khas ini akan dikenakan denda RM3,000 atau dua tahun penjara atau kedua-duanya sekali jika didapati bersalah," katanya.
Menurutnya, dalam operasi berkenaan juga, terdapat cubaan untuk mengelak daripada dikenakan tindakan seperti enggan membuka pintu, selain memberikan alasan terlalu penat untuk pulang ke rumah.
Menurut Anuar, operasi yang dilakukan secara berterusan ini akan tetap dilaksanakan terutamanya pada cuti umum dan juga hujung minggu bagi mengelakkan perlakuan maksiat terutamanya golongan remaja.
Katanya, sekarang ini kegiatan berkenaan semakin bertambah akibat pertambahan hotel dan juga rumah tumpangan di daerah ini terutamanya yang menawarkan harga sederhana sekitar RM50 hingga RM150.
"Masalah khalwat seperti ini perlu dibendung dengan segera bagi mengelakkan menularnya kes pembuangan bayi yang banyak melibatkan golongan remaja yang berumur sekitar 20 tahun.
"Masalah seperti ini perlu dibendung dengan segera dan pelbagai pihak mestilah memainkan peranan yang penting untuk membendung masalah ini terutamanya para remaja itu sendiri.
"Dengan adanya operasi seperti ini, sekurang-kurangnya dapat memberikan pengajaran kepada mereka selain dapat membanteras kegiatan maksiat di daerah Batu Pahat," katanya.
Menurut Anuar, sesiapa yang mempunyai maklumat berkaitan kegiatan maksiat ini, mereka boleh menghubungi terus talian hotline Pejabat Kadi Daerah Batu Pahat di nombor 07-4341141. -SH
Posted: 02 May 2011 04:00 AM PDT
Guan Eng chides Soi Lek for double standards
By Yow Hong Chieh
May 02, 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, May 2 — Lim Guan Eng has hit out at the MCA for threatening Chinese voters for exercising their freedom of choice while keeping silent about Umno's "unilateral" invitation to PAS to join Barisan Nasional (BN) for Malay unity.
The Penang chief minister said this proved the MCA and its president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek have "no respect for democracy" and were willing to practise double standards to serve the needs of "dictatorial" coalition partner Umno.
"Umno is BN and BN is Umno," Lim (picture) said in a statement today. "Once again Umno and (Dr) Chua have proven that whether or not there is any representation by MCA in government is irrelevant."
Dr Chua pledged yesterday that the MCA would stay out of government if it failed to improve flagging support among Chinese voters in the next general election, expected to be called anytime between August and early next year.
Currently, the MCA only has 15 MPs and 31 state assemblymen from Election 2008. The party had contested 40 parliamentary seats and 90 state seats then.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is also Umno president, had urged the community on Saturday to support the MCA or risk losing Chinese representation in the BN government.
Najib also extended an invitation to PAS to join BN for the sake of Malay and Muslim unity that same day, telling the Islamist party it could not achieve its aims while partnered with the DAP.
But Dr Chua was quick to respond that the MCA would only accept PAS as a coalition partner if the latter abandoned its policy of turning Malaysia into a theocratic Islamic state.
Lim today also said the MCA will not carry out its threat to reject ministerial posts if the party was once again rejected by voters, claiming that no MCA leader would turn down such an opportunity.
He said Dr Chua's failure to direct the MCA's four ministers and two assemblymen in Perak and Negri Sembilan to resign their government posts despite the party losing badly in Election 2008 showed that the former Labis MP was an "unprincipled leader".
"This again confirms MCA's struggle is not about principles but for positions, not fighting for the people but for posts," the DAP secretary-general said.
"After all, if voters have rejected BN, why is it that MCA dare not withdraw from BN? Whether MCA wins big or loses big in general elections, MCA would continue to be given four minor ministerial posts."
Lim also slammed the MCA and Umno for "playing racial and extremist politics" by talking only of Chinese unity and Malay unity at the expense of Malaysian unity, saying that this contradicted the prime minister's own 1 Malaysia concept.
"To date neither Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's focus on Malay and Islamic unity nor his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's support of '1 Melayu, 1 Bumi' or 'I am Malay first and Malaysian second' is consistent with 1 Malaysia," he said.
I have Chinese friends who voted for PAS in the last GE.
What if one day the Chinese become the minority of the minorities?
The fact is the Chinese population is declining in Malaysia.
So what Chinese representation by MCA in government is Chua Soi Lek talking about?
Posted: 02 May 2011 03:34 AM PDT
May 02, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 2 – Thousands of people poured into the streets outside the White House and in New York City early today, waving US flags, cheering and honking horns to celebrate al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death.
Almost 10 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington that killed nearly 3,000 people, residents found joy, comfort and closure with the death of the mastermind of the plot. For many, it was a historic, long-overdue moment.
"I never figured I'd be excited about someone's death. It's been a long time coming," firefighter Michael Carroll, 27, whose firefighter father died in the September 11 attacks, said in New York. "It's finally here. ... it feels good."
At Ground Zero, site of the World Trade Center Twin Towers toppled by al Qaeda militants flying hijacked planes, thousands sang the US national anthem, popped champagne, drank from beer bottles and threw rolls of toilet paper into the air. Another big crowd gathered in New York's Times Square.
"With all the gloom and doom around us, we all needed this. Evil has been ripped from the world," said Guy Madsen, 49, a salesman from Clifton, New Jersey, who drove to Lower Manhattan with his 14-year-old son.
Many in Times Square recalled the thousands of New Yorkers who perished on a clear September Tuesday almost a decade ago. Some people held pictures of loved ones who died.
In Washington, people gathering outside the White House soon after the first reports that bin Laden had been slain in Pakistan by US forces and even before President Barack Obama announced the news. The boisterous crowd swelled into the thousands and chanted "USA, USA, USA."
"We had to be there to celebrate with everybody else. I'm very happy with the outcome of today's news," said Stephen Kelley, a Gulf War veteran and former US Marine, who said he rushed to the White House after his wife told him the news.
College students, who were just children when the attacks took place, turned out in huge numbers, like Jennifer Raymond, 18, wrapped in a huge US flag outside the White House.
"We were all in our dorm rooms and everyone's Facebook was blowing up," Raymond said. "It's like 'Oh my God, Osama bin Laden's dead.' Everyone in the dorm was screaming. Everyone decided to come to the White House."
The celebration may well have been the biggest crowd to gather spontaneously outside the White House since Obama's election in November 2008.
In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement: "New Yorkers have waited nearly 10 years for this news. It is my hope that it will bring some closure and comfort to all those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001."
Firefighters hold a special place in New Yorkers' memories of September 11, as hundreds died in the collapse of the Twin Towers while racing up flights of stairs to rescue trapped people on upper floors.
"This is a tremendous moment, and hopefully it will bring us together, it doesn't matter if you're Muslim or Christian or whatever," said Patrice McLeod, a firefighter dressed in uniform. "We'll never give up."
It was also a night to remember the 100,000 or so US troops deployed in Afghanistan. Elaine Coronado, 51, whose brother served a year in Afghanistan, said that joining the crowd outside the White House was a way of showing her support to US military families.
Donna Marsh O'Connor, who lost her pregnant daughter in the 2001 attacks and is active in the group September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, watched events unfold on television.
"Osama bin Laden is dead, and so is my daughter," she said. "His death didn't bring her back. We are not a family which celebrates death, no matter who it is." – Reuters
Americans all over the world should not be overjoyed. Why? The war has not yet ended. There may be more terrorist attacks following his death.
Posted: 02 May 2011 03:00 AM PDT
MCA lebih teruk: Nizar
IPOH - Barisan Nasional (BN) dilihat semakin tertekan apabila menuduh perjuangan Pas sia-sia dalam Pakatan Rakyat (PR) kerana kononnya DAP lebih berkuasa dari rakan pakatan lain.
Timbalan Pesuruhjaya Pas 1 Negeri, Datuk Seri Ir Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin (gambar) berkata, lontaran kenyataan Perdana Menteri itu disifatkan sengaja untuk menutup kelemahan yang dihadapi BN.
Menurutnya, apa yang diperkatakan Perdana Menteri terhadap DAP yang dikatakan tidak seiring dengan Pas mengenai negara Islam hanya berlaku sebelum kami melaksanakan perjanjian buku jingga.
"Tapi perjanjian dimeterai melalui buku jingga yang merangkumi tiga dasar bersama iaitu pertama, meletakkan agama Islam sebagai agama persekutuan dan agama-agama lain boleh diamalkan dengan aman serta melindungi kedudukan istimewa orang Melayu, anak negeri mana-mana antara negeri Sabah dan Sarawak sejajar dengan Perkara 153 Perlembagaan Persekutuan.
"Kedua, mempertahankan peranan dan tanggungjawab institusi Raja berperlembagaan dan ketiga, memartabatkan penggunaan Bahasa Melayu," katanya, di sini, semalam.
Mohammad Nizar berkata, dasar bersama yang termeterai itu sudah tentunya memberi ancaman kepada BN yang kini dilihat terpaksa mengikut kehendak serta tunduk kepada permintaan MCA.
"Di Tenang, MCA bertindak kurang ajar apabila mempersoalkan tindakan calon Pas, Normala Samsudin atau Cikgu Mala yang tidak menyambut salam pengundi walhal mengikut ajaran Islam bukan muhrim tidak boleh bersentuhan.
"Jadi, secara tak langsung tindakan Soi Lek ini telah menghina agama Islam. Namun, presiden mahupun timbalan presiden BN langsung tidak mengeluarkan sebarang kenyataan terhadap Soi Lek," katanya.-SH
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