Monday, May 2, 2011

I am going to listen to my heart.

I am going to listen to my heart.


I am going to listen to my heart.

Posted: 02 May 2011 11:27 AM PDT

I am going to listen to my heart.
But is my heart going to tell me the right answer?
Brain and heart, each going different directions.

Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile.
The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yea.
They're swept away and nothing is what is seems,
the feeling of belonging to your dreams.

lyrics from KazuoXKiriyama (Link)

I know there's something in the wake of your smile.
I get a notion from the look in your eyes, yea.
You've built a love but that love falls apart.
Your little piece of heaven turns too dark.

Listen to your heart
when he's calling for you.
Listen to your heart
there's nothing else you can do.
I don't know where you're going
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile.
The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yea.
They're swept away and nothing is what is seems,
the feeling of belonging to your dreams.

Listen to your heart
when he's calling for you.
Listen to your heart
there's nothing else you can do.
I don't know where you're going
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

And there are voices
that want to be heard.
So much to mention
but you can't find the words.
The scent of magic,
the beauty that's been
when love was wilder than the wind.

Listen to your heart
when he's calling for you.
Listen to your heart
there's nothing else you can do.
I don't know where you're going
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.

Listen to your heart, mm-mmmmmm

I don't know where you're going
and I don't know why,
but listen to your heart
before you tell him goodbye.


Filed under: Heartfelt, Popeyes: The Sailorman


Cascada – What Hurts The Most

Posted: 02 May 2011 11:10 AM PDT

lyrics from lyricsmania below.

I can take the rain on the roof of this empty house
That don't bother me
I can take a few tears now and then and just let them out
I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while
Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
There are days every now and again I pretend I'm ok
But that's not what gets me

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away

And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was trying to do

It's hard to deal with the pain of losing you everywhere I go
But I'm doin' it
It's hard to force that smile when I see our old friends and I'm alone
Still harder, getting up, getting dressed, living with this regret
But I know if I could do it over
I would trade, give away all the words that I saved in my heart
That I left unspoken

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away

And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was trying to do

I'm not afraid to cry every once in a while
Even though going on with you gone still upsets me
There are days every now and again I pretend I'm ok
But that's not what gets me

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away

And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was trying to do

What hurts the most
Was being so close
And having so much to say
And watching you walk away

And never knowing
What could have been
And not seeing that loving you
Is what I was trying to do


Filed under: Entertainment, Heartfelt


Cascada – I Need A Miracle

Posted: 02 May 2011 11:05 AM PDT

Lyrics below

Boy meets girl
You were my dream, my world
But I was blind
You cheated on me from behind
So on my own
I feel so all alone
Though I know it's true
I'm still in love with you…

I need a miracle
I wanna be your girl
Give me a chance to see
That you are made for me
I need a miracle
Please let me be your girl
One day you'll see
It can happen to me

I need a miracle
I wanna be your girl
Give me a chance to see
That you are made for me
I need a miracle
Please let me be your girl
One day you'll see
It can happen to me
It can happen to me!

{Beats}
Miracle!
{Beats}

Day and night
I'm always by your side
'Cause I know for sure
My love is real, my feeling's pure
So take a try
No need to ask me why
'Cause I know it's true
I'm still in love with you…

I need a miracle
I wanna be your girl
Give me a chance to see
That you are made for me
I need a miracle
Please let me be your girl
One day you'll see
It can happen to me

I need a miracle
I wanna be your girl
Give me a chance to see
That you are made for me
I need a miracle
Please let me be your girl
One day you'll see
It can happen to me
It can happen to me!

{Beats}
Miracle!}
{Beats}

Miracle!

lyrics from lyrics mania.


Filed under: Entertainment, Heartfelt


Klinik Khidmat Rakyat di Dataran Glomac

Posted: 02 May 2011 09:36 AM PDT

3 Mei 2011
9.00 malam – 11.00 malam
Pusat Khidmat Rakyat DUN Seri Setia, E-1-2 Jalan SS6/20A, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya


OFFICIAL: OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD

Posted: 02 May 2011 08:50 AM PDT

Pelajar UITM Dungun Murtad kembali Kepada Islam

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


Aviation Humor

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.

-Author Unknown-

Have a nice day!!


UMNO Dilanda Perpecahan Hebat, Rafidah Turut Tolak 1Melayu

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

Ulasan GB

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.



Obituary - Beng

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.


Bao Sheng's durian season 2011

Posted: 01 May 2011 08:07 PM PDT

Here's just a very short reminder to afficionados that the durian season is just about to take off at the Bao Sheng durian farm and villa. The expected dates for the various varieties on offer:
604 (minimum 3+ rating) 1-28 June 2011;
Lipan (centipede)
(minimum 4+ rating) 5 June - 4 July 2011;
Kunpoh angbak (red meat)
(minimum 4 rating) 8 June - 4 July 2011;
Little red
(minimum 3+ rating) 10 June - 6 July 2011;
Green skin angbak (red meat)
(minimum 3+ rating) 10 June - 6 July 2011;
D600
(minimum 3+ rating) 10 June - 6 July 2011;
Kapri
(minimum 4+ rating) 12 June - 10 July 2011;
D11
(minimum 4 rating) 12 June - 10 July 2011;
Horlor
(minimum 5 rating) 18 June - 22 July 2011; 

Red prawn (minimum 5 rating) 20 June - 25 July 2011;
Green skin D15
(minimum 4+ rating) 25 June - 30 July 2011;
D99
(minimum 3+ rating) 25 June - 30 July 2011;
D15
(minimum 3+ rating) 25 June - 30 July 2011.
Here's where you can learn more about the Bao Sheng Durian Farm and its owner, TS Chang, who can be contacted at +60124110600 or ts@e.net.my
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Osama bin Laden: it took years to find him but just minutes to kill him

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


Curtains And A Bad Hair Day!

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!

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India: Killing of OBL in mansion near Islamabad proves that "terrorists belonging to different organisations find sanctuary in Pakistan"

Posted: 02 May 2011 06:03 AM PDT

Indeed. With Pakistan's spy service in league with al-Qaeda, this is eminently credible. "India says Pakistan 'a terror sanctuary,'" from the BBC, May 2 :

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.

President Obama's statement that the Al-Qaeda leader was killed in Abbotabad "deep inside Pakistan" was a matter of "grave concern", he said.

The minister urged Pakistan to arrest those behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

India has blamed the attacks on Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group.

After initially denying the charge, Pakistan later admitted that some of the attacks were planned on its territory....It's highly unlikely that the Pakistan authorities did not know Osama was right under their noses...So India appears to be correct...But we already knew that did't we...This incident is just confirmation...Hat tip: Jihad watch


Osama: Jika Saya Mati, Misi Saya Tetap Hidup

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


OSAMA TELAH DIBUNUH OLEH TENTERA AMERIKA SYARIKAT

Sebentar tadi, Presiden Amerika Syarikat, Barrack Obama telah mengeluarkan kenyataan dari White House bahawa musuh ketat mereka Osama bin Laden telah di bunuh oleh bedilan Amerika Syarikat di pergunungan Pakistan. Sekian lama musuh ketat ini telah dicari semenjak peristiwa 9/11 di mana World Trade Center di bandaraya New York telah di hancurkan oleh dua pesawat komersial yang dikatakan atas arahan Osama bin Laden.

Dunia masih dalam keadaan ragu ragu selepas insiden itu, dan kebanyakan dari negara Eropah telah mengambil langkah jaga jaga terhadap rakyat mereka yang beragama Islam. Britain, Perancis, Portugal, Espanyol dan banyak lagi negara Eropah telah mengalami peristiwa peristiwa yang kurang menyenangkan selepas kejadian 9/11 seperti pembunuhan seorang rakyat Brazil di subway London oleh polis wilayah London kerana percayai bahawa budak itu adalah seorang pengganas dari negara Arab ? Dunia telah mengalami keadaan berjaga jaga untuk sepuluh tahun dari 2001.

Ramai dari rakyat Amerika Syarikat tidak percaya dengan tuduhan bekas Presiden George Bush bahawa "DIA" yang merancang semua itu adalah Osama bin Laden. Sama seperti rancangan untuk perang dengan negara Iraq kerana syaki ada peluru pandu 'NUCLEAR', yang di sahkan semua negara negara sekutu dengan Amerika Syarikat, tetapi selepas mengebom / perang dan menang di Iraq, satu bom tangan yang bertanda 'RADIOAKTIF' pun tidak di temui. Semua ini kerana siapa ? Dan kenapa Amerika dan sekutu mereka tergesa gesa menakluk Iraq dan Afganistan ? Minyak ? Rakyat Amerika Syarikat banyak bersabar dengan pemimpin mereka tetapi akan ada satu masa di mana mereka rasa cukup dan berdemonstrasi seperti mana mereka berdemonstrasi untuk membawa pulang tentera mereka dari Vietnam.

Teori bahawa Presiden Barack Obama ingin menutup isu ini buat selama lama nya supaya negara lain tidak boleh eksploitasi nama Osama bin Laden untuk berperang dengan negara lain, atau mana mana pengeboman terus di label sebagai kerja 'Osama bin Laden', kemungkinan ini adalah alasan kenapa yang memberi kenyataan adalah Presiden nya dan bukan Ketua Staff Angkatan Tentera yang mengetuai tentera Amerika Syarikat di Afganistan/Iraq/Pakistan. Ini adalah teori sahaja daripada kenyataan yang dikeluarkan sebentar tadi oleh Presiden Amerika Syarikat. Rakyat Malaysia sudah matang dan boleh berfikir sendiri dengan menggunakan fakta yang sedia ada. -kritis online.



Osama, anak bangsawan temui ajal 'dalam buangan'

Warga AS menyambut berita kematian Osama bin Laden di Times Square, New York. – Foto Reuters


ANALISIS, 2 Mei – Osama bin Laden, anak orang kaya atau bangsawan Arab Saudi, mengubah dirinya menjadi ikon radikalisme Islam, yang mendorong keganasan menentang mereka yang berlawanan kepercayaannya, dan kemudian menjadi pemimpin rangkaian pengganas terkenal – yang menggerakkan siri serangan ke atas Barat.

Serangan yang paling segar dalam ingatan ialah peristiwa 11 September 2001.

Amerika Syarikat (AS) menembak mati Osama ketika Washington sedang membuat persiapan menyambut ulang tahun peringatan ke-10 11 September ini.

Osama, 54, lahir dalam keluarga yang berada, salah seorang daripada lebih 50 anak bagi magnet pembinaan Saudi dan Allahyarham menghabiskan usia mudanya di rumah agam yang dihiasi dengan pelbagai kemudahan mewah dan serba senang.

Pada awal 1980-an, Osama menjadi personaliti antarabangsa berpengaruh yang menyokong pejuang-pejuang kebebasan Muslim di Afghanistan. Kemudian, dia menjadi penganjur dan pembiaya kepada rangkaian pengganas yang melindungi tempat tinggalnya, tinggal di rumah-rumah yang selamat, khemah di kawasan terperinci dan malah di gua-gua di Sudan, Afghanistan dan Pakistan.

Lelaki paling dikehendaki di dunia ini ini terbunuh dalam serangan tentera AS di Abbottabad, kira-kira 50 kilometer (30 batu) di sebelah timur laut ibu negara Pakistan awal hari ini bersama isteri mudanya.

AS menyediakan ganjaran AS$25 (sekitar RM75 juta) ke atas kepala Osama sejak perang ke atas kumpulan pengganas disytiharkan satu dekad yang lalu.

Laporan Los Angeles Times memetik Yossef Bodansky, pakar mengenai aktiviti pengganas yang menulis biografi Osama, menyifatkannya sebagai "orang yang mengisytiharkan perang ke atas Amerika."

Bagi bekas presiden AS George W. Bush dan sebahagian rakyat Amerika, Osama sebenarnya seorang "syaitan."

Pada 1994, kerajaan Arab Saudi menggugurkan taraf kewarganegaraannya. Kebanyakan anggota keluarganya pula, yang rapat dengan kerabat diraja, memutuskan hubungan dengan beliau.

Senarai serangan yang dipertanggungjawabkan ke atas Osama bukan satu dua. Osama pernah dianggap sebagai hero bagi ramai umat Islam di seluruh dunia dan dilabel sebagai Saladin, sultan yang menghalau penceroboh Kristian dari Baitulmaqdis lapan abad yang lalu.

"Kami percaya bahawa pencuri terbesar di dunia dan pengganas ialah orang Amerika," kata Osama dalam satu temu bual dengan majalah pada Februari 1999.

Barat mengaitkan Osama dengan serangan peristiwa 11 September 2001, kedutaan AS di Kenya dan Tanzania, kapal pemusnah USS Cole di Yemen.

Hari ini, Perdana Menteri Britain David Cameron menyifatkan kematian Osama akan membawa "kelegaan besar" di seluruh dunia.

"Osama bin Laden bertanggungjawab ke atas kekejaman pengganas di seluruh dunia... 11 September dan banyak lagi, yang meragut banyak nyawa, kebanyakan rakyat Britian.

"Penemuan dia satu kejayaan besar dan kita tidak perlu membawa kempen menentang pengganas lagi," kata beliau dalam satu kenyataan di London.

Analisis Reuters pula menyebut pembunuhan Osama merupakan satu tamparan psikologi yang besar bagi rangkaian Al-Qaeda.

Bagaimanapun kata laporan itu, ia kemungkinan hanya akan membawa impak praktikal yang kecil ke atas kumpulan pengganas itu, yang semakin tidak berpusat dan secara taktik telah beroperasi tanpa Osama sejak beberapa tahun lalu.

Al-Qaeda dikatakan berhadapan dengan kesan ideologi selepas kebangkitan rakyat biasa di beberapa negara Arab sejak akhir tahun lalu.

Sayap Al-Qaeda yang kini menjadi ancaman besar kepada AS ialah gabungannya di Yemen iaitu AQAP, demikian menurut pegawai-pegawai AS. Beberapa kumpulan mirip Al-Qaeda juga mula mengalami pertumbuhan.

"Dari segi kepimpinan operasi pengganas, Osama tidak menjadi bahan cerita utama sejak beberapa lama," kata Paul Pillar, bekas pegawai risikan AS.

"Desakan kebanyakan operasi adalah bersifat pinggiran, bukannya berpusat... saya menyenaraikan kumpulan-kumpulan seperti AQAP, dan juga entiti-entiti kecil yang lain," kata beliau.

Jadi, timbul persoalan sama ada kematian Osama benar-benar akan mengakhiri rangkaian Al-Qaeda buat selama-lamanya. -TMI



Deport Taib’s bomohs, Home Ministry urged

Posted: 02 May 2011 05:38 AM PDT

Corrupt Barisan Nasional - KUCHING:  Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud's cousin and ex-PBB leader Salleh Jafaruddin today urged the Home Ministry to deport three foreign bomohs from Sarawak to save the state from them.
"Our 'semi-insane leader' is now helpless in many aspects since the departure of his late wife.
"In fact the evil satanic influence of his bomohs has long established their influences and encircled and surrounded Taib and the family since the last 10 years.

"He and the state will eventually be destroyed if no action is taken immediately to stop their evil influence," he said in a statement today. The statement was also supported by another former Sarawak leader Bujang Ulis.
Salleh said that the three bomohs, including one known as Stella Rachman, were playing a big role in influencing Taib to destroy "our democratic legacy".
He accused the bomohs of controlling the chief minister in all the decision makings involving the state administration, political affairs as well as family affairs.


"Let us come together to destroy them before it is too late. It is now or never," he added.
He urged Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein to immediately revoke all the immigration passes issued to these bomohs so that they could be deported out of the country immediately.
Otherwise, he warned, the people of Sarawak will rise up to exercise their rights to make citizen's arrest against the three bomohs.
Vote-buying
Salleh contested againt Taib in Balingian in the state polls but failed to unseat his cousin. Taib's party PBB won all 35 seats they contested while the state BN retained its two thirds in the state despite the opposition pact making serious inroads by winning 16 seats.
Salleh however said that Taib should not be too proud of BN's victory as the overall results showed that the opposition gained strong popular votes.
"This massive support for the opposition, in spite of the many odds, indicates one clear picture that the opposition has tremendously increased and widened its support base in Sarawak.
"BN's win especially in Malay/Melanau constituencies of 27 PBB/SPDP seats were designed by PBB outfits under the financial control of Raziah Mahmud through the massive employment of imported gangsters from Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, the Sarawak silat groups, Kemas, and Election Commission employed thugs.
"They loitered freely within all polling centres during the polling day by using threats against the voters who wanted to exercise their right," Salleh alleged, pointing out that the atmosphere on the polling day was fully regimented like a military rule state administration.
He also claimed that voters were given between RM200 and RM1,000 per vote and in the longhouse areas, Ibans were given RM1,000 per door and RM200 per voter on the last night before polling.
"The distribution was carried out by Raziah-employed thugs driving more than one hundred flashy four wheel drives owned by Raziah and RH groups during the wee hours of the polling eve.
Raziah is Taib's sister.





Methodist Pilley Institute Awards Presentation

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


5 Pasangan Dicekup Buat Maksiat Di Cuti Hari Pekerja

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


MCA not the only party that can represent Chinese: PAS is better than MCA!

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?


Joy erupts on US streets with killing of bin Laden: Don't be too happy yet! 8|

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.


MCA Lagi Teruk Daripada DAP - Nizar

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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